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684955

Handsome masthead from 1795...

Item #684955

October 21, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 21, 1795 



* 18th century American publication



Page 2 has reports from: "France, National Convention" taking over half of the page. Page 3 has reports from "Kentucky" Maryland" "New York" and elsewhere.

This is the newspaper by the famed printer Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, decorative masthead, a... See More  

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$39.00
684945

18th century Philadelphia, Pennsylvania......

Item #684945

January 28, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1795



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, untrimmed, ... See More  

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$56.00
684895

Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #684895

October 16, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 16, 1799  The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served again in the military during the Quasi War.

F... See More  

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$49.00
684893

Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #684893

October 16, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 16, 1799 



* Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War



The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served ag... See More  

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$55.00
684567

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #684567

June 26, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1793



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 include 12 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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$40.00
684216

British military leaders think the war cannot be won...

Item #684216

September 08, 1779

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 8, 1779  A nice newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with discussions in Parliament which include talk of America including: "...wished to learn what was the present object of the war with America? How it was to be carried on, where, and with what? the force now in America, he presumed, could not in rea... See More  

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$290.00
684209

Newspaper with the famous Ben Franklin imprint...

Item #684209

June 19, 1760

PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, June 19, 1760  This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by Benjamin Franklin as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Mark... See More  

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$2,950.00
684157

Early newspaper from 1746 Amsterdam...

Item #684157

June 21, 1746

LES ETATS DE HOLLANDE [The States of Holland], Amsterdam, June 21, 1746 



* Rare 18th century title

* Nice masthead




An interesting, little newspaper from this Dutch city, printed in French, featuring an engraving in the middle of the masthead. At the back is the: "Suite Des Nouvelles d' Amsterdam" which would seem to be a supplemental sheet. Measures 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches,... See More  

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$33.00
684156

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #684156

April 03, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 3, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving - 18th century America

* Illustrated farms for sale advertisements




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete i... See More  

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$47.00
683972

1781 military pay document...

Item #683972

December 12, 1782

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Dec. 12, 1781. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, and is written out for "Thirteen Shillings".

Measures 6 by 5 inches, lightly inked, archival mend on the back side, genera... See More  

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$110.00
683628

See the displayable front page from the 18th century...

Item #683628

June 23, 1720

THE POST-BOY, London, June 23, 1720



* Nice masthead engravings



One of my favorite 18th century newspapers with the two nice engravings in the masthead, plus the very decorative first letter in the text (see). Various European reports.

Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches, very nice, displayable condition.

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$35.00
683592

See the displayable front page from the 18th century...

Item #683592

October 06, 1726

THE POST-BOY, London, Oct. 6, 1726



* Nice masthead engravings



One of my favorite 18th century newspapers with the two nice engravings in the masthead, plus the very decorative first letter in the text (see). Various European reports.

Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches, very nice, displayable condition.

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$35.00
683520

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #683520

March 31, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 31, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is... See More  

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$32.00
683451

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #683451

September 21, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 21, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title



The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little light staining, generally nice.... See More  

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$36.00
683355

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #683355

June 06, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 6, 1700



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is c... See More  

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$29.00
683210

Early ad for playing cards... Runaway indentured apprentice...

Item #683210

November 20, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 20, 1799 



* Very early playing cards

* Backgammon boards




The back page includes many ads, two of which are very early ads for "Playing Cards", being Henry the Eighth, Columbian brand cards and backgammon boards. A few other particulars as noted in the ads (see photos). 

News of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine we
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$60.00
683209

Creating the Mason-Dixon Line: map of America...

Item #683209
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 



* Early America map

* Pennsylvania and Maryland

* Mason and Dixon Line creation




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of Ameri... See More  

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$455.00
683207

Map of the Balkan Peninsula... Turkey, Bulgaria, and more...

Item #683207
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770 



* Map of Turkey, the Balkan Peninsula, and more.



This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770".

This map shows the Balkan ... See More  

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$128.00
682988

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #682988

February 24, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (1) Slavery advertisement




Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the back page for the... See More  

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$44.00
682602

A displayable 18th century newspaper...

Item #682602

October 02, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, Oct. 2, 1716 



* Rare title w/ nice masthead



One of the nicer mastheads of the 18th century as it features two handsome engravings (see). Various news reports from Europe. The back page is mostly filled with advertisements and notices.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper, measures 8 1/4 by 14 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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$38.00
682595

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #682595

January 23, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 23, 1700



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is ... See More  

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$31.00
682265

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #682265

April 21, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 21, 1794



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead and the wide, untrimmed margins. Various news reports of the day with a number of illustrated advertisements on the back page.

Four pages, a little irregular at the margins, generally very nice.... See More  

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$34.00
681671

The Irish Rebellion of 1798... Philadelphia to be burned?

Item #681671

June 23, 1798

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 23, 1798  Perhaps the prime content are the two articles on page 7 related to the Irish Rebellion, the first being: "STATE OF IRELAND", which contains a proclamation by Lord George Cavendish attempting to preserve the House of Ireland. The second is: POSTSCRIPT. LONDON", which contains several letters with rebellion related news from Belfast,... See More  

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681140

Set of five different mastheads for the same title...

Item #681140

February 04, 1734

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1707, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734



* Rare & early 18th century issues (5)

* Nice masthead engravings (different)




As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 wi... See More  

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$112.00
681107

Handsome newspaper from the era...

Item #681107

April 03, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, April 3, 1795  A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title. Various British news & ads of the day.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$27.00
681106

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #681106

April 14, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 14, 1744  This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short ... See More  

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$110.00
681105

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #681105

July 17, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, July 17, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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$56.00
681089

With a note signed by George Washington...

Item #681089

February 04, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1793 



* President George Washington



Page 2 has reports from Congress which includes an introductory note signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

Page 3 has: "Articles of the Society for Promoting the Improvement of Roads and Inland Navigation". The bkpg. includes a $20 reward for a runaway "...Negro G... See More  

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$65.00
681045

By the famed Isaiah Thomas...

Item #681045

January 13, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 13, 1796  Published by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, light fold rubbing and an older mend at the right margin.

Item from Catalog 314 (released for January, 2022)...

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$31.00
680968

A full size, single sheet newspaper...

Item #680968

October 27, 1730

THE DAILY POST, London, Oct. 27, 1730  A single sheet newspaper of folio size with  front page news from London & elsewhere in Europe, with the back page taken up with ads.

Red tax stamp at the bottom of the back page. Measures 10 by 16 1/2 inches, the back page has some staining at the spine margin, otherwise good condition.

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$44.00
680937

Capture of Ethan Allen...

Item #680937

October 21, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1775  The front page includes a letter: "To the King" which references the American situation & includes: "...Let then, royal Sire, the liberty of England and America be ever in your heart, then shall the people be free, and America shall yet be happy in the full enjoyment of her rights...". Also on the ftpg. is: "A ... See More  

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$935.00
680930

Handsome engraving of the skyline of London...

Item #680930

October 01, 1770

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1770  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Typical reports of the day, with the title/contents page showing: "Debates of a Political Club" "New Thoughts on Libels" "Account of the Extraord... See More  

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$37.00
680853

Very early, short-lived, colonial newspaper...

Item #680853

June 14, 1753

THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, June 14, 1753  This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.

A fine opportunity to purchase
at a reasonable price a very early issue--over 265 years old--by James Parker from the colonial p... See More  

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$235.00
680789

The very historic Duche letter to General Washington... Battle of the Kegs...

Item #680789

February 19, 1778

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778 



* Jacob Duché - 1st chaplain to the Continental Congress

* Famous letter to General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the ot... See More  

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$1,225.00
680749

Two Acts of Congress signed by John Adams...

Item #680749

August 31, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1799  The front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type: John Adams. One is to authorize the sale of: "...certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio...". Other items include: "Rumors of a Naval Engagement" "Fever at Philadelphia".

... See More  

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$59.00
680715

Printed during the Revolutionary War...

Item #680715

March 10, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, March 10, 1780



* American Revolutionary War era newspaper



Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including military reports.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition. ... See More  

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$33.00
680689

George Washington Act of Congress...

Item #680689

July 27, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 27, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Lengthy Act of Congress




Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning duties on carriages, which is signed in type: G. Washington, President of the United States.

Page 3 has reports from Savannah, Philadelphia, New York, Northampton, Portland, Newburyport, and Bo... See More  

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$103.00
680668

A petition from the people of Halifax, Nova Scotia...

Item #680668

January 03, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758  Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor."

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.

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$27.00
680663

Washington & Gage on the treatment of prisoners...

Item #680663
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  November, 1795  Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever per-eminent in mercy...over-looked the criminal in the captive...your prisoners, ... See More  

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$43.00
680659

Significant & rare Judaica print... Burgoyne in Parliament to answer for Saratoga...

Item #680659
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1778  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day".

This plate folds out to 8 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches and is in very nice condition.

It is mentio... See More  

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$345.00
680658

Significant & rare Judaica print... Burgoyne in Parliament to answer for Saratoga...

Item #680658
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1778  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day".

This plate folds out to 8 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches, has minor foxing, and a library stamp in a ... See More  

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$320.00
680655

Benjamin Franklin's Plan for the Union... Albany Congress...

Item #680655
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1754



* Benjamin Franklin

* The Albany Congress



 Inside under "America" is a July 29 report from New York about the famous Albany Congress stating that: "...on the 16 instant the lieutenant-governor arrived from Albany ...having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the nations of Indians that attended the congress ... See More  

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$82.00
680653

On the growth of the new American republic...

Item #680653

February 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1787  Included are over 3 pages taken up with: "Judge Pendleton's Animated Charge to Grand Juries of South Carolina" which is prefaced with a note: "Those who have attended to the revolutions of empires, and marked the slow progress of infant states towards greatness, will not be surprised that all the unhappy consequences have ha... See More  

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680652

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion of the American war...

Item #680652
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779  The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More  

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$48.00
680648

Review of a book on the Revolutionary War... Map of Toulon

Item #680648

September 01, 1781

LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1781  Under Review Of Books" is one  for: "The Revolution of America", which begins: "A narrative of the origin and progress of the rupture between Great Britain and her colonies, written with extreme partiality to the colonists, condemning in every point of view the conduct of the British government & justifying France and Spa... See More  

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$66.00
680631

Six issues of the famed Columbian Centinel...

Item #680631

August 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston  A lot of 6 issues from 1795-6, all with news & ads of the day and all with minimal wear at the margins. Scattered foxing, perhaps minor margin tears, generally good.

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$82.00
680607

Death of Governor James Bowdoin...

Item #680607

November 24, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1790



* James Bowdoin death

* 2nd Governor of Massachusetts




The front page has: "Mr. Bowdoin" being a brief report announcing the death of James Bowdoin, a former Massachusetts governor and scholar, plus the "Order Of Procession" for his funeral.

A page 3 report from "Philadelphia" says the President was abou... See More  

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$44.00
680603

Set of five different mastheads for the same title...

Item #680603

February 01, 1707

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1707, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734. As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 with two engravings each, all differently slightly, and the last without any masthead engr... See More  

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$112.00
680602

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #680602

August 28, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 28, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads and 1 slavery related ad. One more is on page 3. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, minor foxing, generally very nice.... See More  

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$44.00
680585

Constitutional Convention at few weeks away...

Item #680585

May 09, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 9, 1787



* Year of the United States Constitution



The top of page 3 has an interesting ad: "A Second Course of Lectures By a Lady" with details. Various news reports and a wealth of ads including 8 ftpg. illus. ship ads.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$43.00
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