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701957

Paul Revere... Determining representation in Congress...

Item #701957
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1792  Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Content includes "The Pleasures of Poverty" "An Oration on Genius" "Funeral Rites of t... See More  

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701702

Trouble with France... The U.S. Navy... John Adams...

Item #701702

August 29, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 29, 1798  Most of the front page is taken up with  3 Acts of Congress, one for: "...the relief of sick and disabled seamen.", each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has: "French Duplicity" which relates to the XYZ Affair. Also: "From the Mediterranean" concerning Napoleon Buoaparte, and "More St... See More  

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701701

The XYZ Affair In 1798....

Item #701701

March 28, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 28, 1798 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams message




Page 2 has the "President's Message" to Congress indicating that the negotiations with France by the U.S. envoys have failed. In the message the President states in part: "...I perceive no ground of expectation, that the objects of their mission, can be accomplished,... See More  

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701700

John Adams responds, Thomas Jefferson intervenes...

Item #701700

October 24, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1798  The front page has an address: "To John Adams, President of the United States" from a military unit at Lexington, followed by his response signed in type: John Adams.

A page 2 bit concerning America making preparations for action against France during the XYZ Affair, with Thomas Jefferson intervening. Other reports concerning the troubling... See More  

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701631

John Adams, John Adams, and John Adams...

Item #701631

September 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 8, 1798  The front page begins with 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has an address of the Boston Marine Society to the President concerning the growing tensions with France, followed by the President's reply signed in type: John Adams. And the back page has "An Act for the Relief of the Refugees fr... See More  

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701607

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

Item #701607

December 14, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 14, 1795



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




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 in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some small bin... See More  

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701147

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #701147

February 22, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb., 22, 1794



* 18th century American title



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

Pages 3 & 4 contain a few illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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698003

Much on the Quasi-War... Celebrating Washington's (last) birthday...

Item #698003

February 21, 1799

J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, Feb. 21, 1799  The front page and bits inside concerning the Quasi-War with France. Page 3 has a nice concerning an event at the: "Federal Street Theatre, In Honor of the Birthday of General Washington...".

Four pages, nice condition.

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697906

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #697906

July 13, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795  A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9,

concluding in the issue of the 13th taking all of the front page and a bit of... See More  

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697867

Duties of man and citizen...

Item #697867

October 19, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 19, 1795  Page 2 has some content concerning the controversial Jay Treaty with England. Also: "Observations on the Present Internal State of France" and: "Duties of a Man and a Citizen" contains 9 Articles. And then: "Decree for the Encouragement of Privateering" lists 8 items.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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697860

Great account of the siege of Fort Schuyler...

Item #697860

September 04, 1777

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 4, 1777   Page 3 has Revolutionary War content including an item reading: "We hear Sir William Howe has requested his Majesty, for very essential reasons, to allow him to exchange General Lee for some British officers; but that such a measure has been strongly opposed by some persons in high office."

A report from Fishk... See More  

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697849

A two-issue set: George Washington and Paul Revere on the front page...

Item #697849

June 25, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 22 and 25, 1796  A two issue set with over half of the front page of the 22nd taken up with lengthy & detailed text of: "An ACT to Regulate Trade & Intercourse with the Indian Tribes & to Preserve Peace on the Frontiers." The Act carries over to take more than a full column on the front page of the 25th where it is signed in script type: ... See More  

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697811

Abundant produce in America... Marie Antoinette...

Item #697811

August 24, 1793

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 24, 1793   Page 2 has a report noting in part: "The American harvest...has proved so abundant that for 25 to 30 Winchester barrels have been computed the produce of many thousands single acres...that orders will be received for the exportation of 250,000 quarters of European or Indian wheat...at Boston, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Annapolis, Newcastle ... See More  

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697762

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #697762

May 07, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, (Boston), May 7, 1743  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 y... See More  

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697652

Letter from President John Adams concerning France...

Item #697652

June 28, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 28, 1798  Page 2 begins with reports from Congress concerning Aliens, later to be solidified in the Aliens and Sedition Act.

Also a letter from the President concerning France, ending with: "...I will never send another Minister to France without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honored as the Representative of a great, free, powerf... See More  

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697633

Engraving of the skyline of London... News from Boston...

Item #697633

August 01, 1771

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1771  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.

Near the back is the "Monthly Chronologer" which includes over a full page of reports headed "America" with items from Boston, including 2 messages fro... See More  

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697392

Death of George Washington's mother...

Item #697392

September 09, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1789



* Mary Ball Washington death

* President's G.W.'s mother




Pages 2 & 3 contain reports from the: "Proceedings in the House of Representatives of the United States", this being the founding year of the federal government. 

Page 3 has an inconspicuous yet significant report: "Died--At Fredericksburg, Mrs. Washin... See More  

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697377

Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty...

Item #697377

August 24, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 24, 1795  



* John - Jay's Treaty concerns

* Letter to George Washington




Page 2 has a letter from the people of Wilmington, Delaware: "To George Washington, President of the United States" on their concerns about the pending Jay Treaty. This is followed by another letter of similar concern "To Mr. Alexander Hamilton".

Four pag... See More  

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697252

Front page Act signed by Sam Adams... Other thoughts on the Jay Treaty...

Item #697252

July 20, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 20, 1795 



* Samuel Adams

* Jay Treaty




Half of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Massachusetts legislature, signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Much of page 2 is taken up with: "Observations Against The TREATY." being the controversial Jay Treaty.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, small bindin... See More  

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697239

Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty, with Washington's response...

Item #697239

August 31, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 31, 1795 



* John - Jay's Treaty concerns

* George Washington response




Page 2 has a letter from the people of Morris County, N.J. on their concerns about the Jay Treaty. Also a similar letter from the merchants of Phila. to the President followed by: "The President's Answer" signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Four pages, very handsome... See More  

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697098

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #697098

April 30, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston,  April 30, 1743  This was the very first successful magazine in America, 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 years.

As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America", th... See More  

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697081

Governor of Massachusetts & his Assembly...

Item #697081
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, April 25, 1768 



* Colonial America reporting



(currently spelled Gloucester)  The front page has an: "Extract of a Letter from Boston, New England, dated March 7" which hints at the dissension among the citizens which would ultimately result in the Revolutionary War.

A few items note: "...I never will have any dispute with the represen... See More  

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697032

Battle of Bunker Hill... Washington as Commander-in-Chief...

Item #697032

June 27, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 27, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* Siege of Boston, Massachusetts

* George Washington named commander

* American Revolutionary War




Almost the entire front page is taken up with a terrific and vitriolic attack on General Gage concerning his actions at Boston, the full text shown in the photos below, with bits including: ... See More  

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696953

1796 Acts by Sam Adams...

Item #696953

March 16, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 16, 1795 



* Nice 18th century masthead



Page 2 begins with two Acts from the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, wide never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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696510

Decorative front page with a John Hancock signature...

Item #696510

July 22, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE  & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 22, 1790  Most of the first column is taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by the governor: John Hancock, & headed with a nice coat-of-arms engraving.

Four pages, handsome masthead, wide never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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696180

Early mention of Sam Adams...

Item #696180

July 11, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 11, 1767 



* Early Samuel Adams



The front page has an item from Boston concerning choosing counselors for Massachusetts, & noting in part: "...The House then made choice of Mr. Samuel Adams for their Clerk..." then a list of many others (some partially obscured by the rubbing).

Page 5 has nearly a column headed "America" with a... See More  

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696143

News from America...

Item #696143

January 03, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1761  The front page has a short item headed: "America" concerning the death of William Carver, who leave behind 106 descendants.

Page 6 has reports from "America" with datelines of Boston, New York and Philadelphia on the arrival of troops from England, including: "...General Amherst came to town from Albany...eight compan... See More  

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695809

Latest news from the Revolutionary War in a very rare newspaper...

Item #695809

May 07, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 7, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 8.

Inside has a report from Charleston beginning: "Five deserters who came last week to Purysbu... See More  

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695050

With the Supplement issue, containing a great wealth of news on the strained relationship with England...

Item #695050

February 24, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 24, 1775  This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

Page 3 has a letter from South Carolina with items from their Provincial Congress including thoughts on whether: "...rice s... See More  

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694281

Four Acts of Congress signed by Washington & Adams...

Item #694281

May 21, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796



* President George Washington

* John Adams - Acts of Congress




The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the front page.

Page 3 has a report refer... See More  

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694151

Early Boston newspapers with nice front page references to the French & Indian War...

Item #694151

December 29, 1760

THE BOSTON GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, December 29, 1760  A quite early issue of this famous title, from near the end of the French & Indian War.

Just a few months earlier the governor of Canada surrendered the province of Quebec (New France) to the British, and the French outpost of Detroit surrendered to English forces as well.

These events are the backdrop to the considerable fron... See More  

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694072

George Washington at age 22... Great map of America...

Item #694072
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1754 



* Great American colonies mid-18th century map

* Future general & president George Washington 




Inside has the continuation of an Account of the Encroachments made by the French on the British Settlements in America. In the account are the various measures taken by the British to prevent the encroachments, incl
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693645

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

Item #693645

May 24, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 24, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




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 in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, a little light fo... See More  

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693593

Safe to return to their homes...

Item #693593

January 03, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1760  The front page has half a column headed: "America" with New York and Boston datelines.

The reports relate to the ongoing French & Indian War, noting in part: "...Proclamation...by...Lieut. Governor...recommending it to the inhabitants to return to their settlements along Hudson's river, above Albany, as they may now abide th... See More  

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693423

Mass. governor speaks on the French & Indian War...

Item #693423

July 15, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 15, 1760  One-third of page 5 is taken up with news reports headed: "America" with Boston datelines.

Most of the report is a speech by the governor concerning the ongoing French & Indian War, one bit noting: "...his Majesty having nothing so much at heart as to improve the great & important advantages gained the last campaign in Nort... See More  

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693180

Two front page George Washington script signatures... Building Washington, D.C...

Item #693180

June 23, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 23, 1792 



* President George Washington

* Designing District of Columbia

* Federal buildings - Capitol




Most of the first column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress and a “Resolve”, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, making this a nice issue for display.

Over 2 front-page columns are on: “Re... See More  

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693177

Henry Knox resigns as Secretary of War, acknowledged by George Washington...

Item #693177

January 12, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Jan. 12, 1795  



* Henry Knox resignation

* 2nd U.S Secretary of War

* President George Washington




The masthead features an engraving of the sun surrounded by stars. This is the vol. 1 number 25 issue of a title that lasted but 2 years.

Page 2 has: "Resignation Of Gen. Knox" which is his letter addressed to President Washington, and signed by him in t... See More  

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693176

Signed by President George Washington...

Item #693176

November 24, 1794

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Nov. 24, 1794  The masthead features an engraving of the sun with various stars in its perimeter. this is the volume 1, number 11 issue of a title which lasted but two years.

Page 2 has a: "State Paper" being an address of: "George Washington, President of the United States of America, to the Representatives of the French people...the great & good f... See More  

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693175

Testimony of Joseph Galloway against General Howe... Thomas Paine...

Item #693175

November 23, 1779

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, November 23, 1779  One-third of the front page has reports from the Penna. General Assembly, with a prefacing note signed in type by Thomas Paine, who was the Clerk of the General Assembly at that time.

There is a similar note signed by Thomas Paine on page 2 as well.

Half of page 2 is taken up with the continued: "Examination of Joseph Galloway befor... See More  

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693170

John Hancock... Great masthead... British "seeks" a new commander...

Item #693170

January 21, 1782

THE INDEPENDENT LEDGER & THE AMERICAN ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 21, 1782 



* One of the more patriotic mastheads from the Revolutionary War



Perhaps the best feature of this issue is the masthead engraving which features a very patriotic theme: "All Hands with One Inflamed Enlightened Heart." signifying the 13 united colonies having a common, patriotic purpose. One of the mo... See More  

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692942

Frederick Stump and his murderous rampage upon ten Indians...

Item #692942

April 12, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 12, 1768  Page 6, under: "America" has a report from Boston which is in reaction to the hated Townshend Acts of this year: "Millstones & grindstones equal if not superior to British are now to be had among ourselves in such quantities as will discourage any import of the latter..." with more. Americans aim to be more independent of ... See More  

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692891

News from America...

Item #692891

January 09, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 9, 1768  Page 6 has reports headed: "America" with news from Philadelphia, Boston, and Newport, the latter reporting an attack by Indians. The Boston report mentions the salaries of the governors of New York & Mass at 2500 pounds sterling and the governor of New Hampshire at 1000 pounds sterling, plus more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches... See More  

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692382

Land for sale in Albany County, New York...

Item #692382

June 21, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 21, 1770 



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




This is one of the more famous newspapers of the period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre.

The top of page 4 has an advertisement headed: "American Lands" with some descriptive text beginning: "To be sold... See More  

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692362

A "call to arms" for Londoners in support of America

Item #692362

September 27, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 27, 1775 



* American Revolutionary War



The front page has some reports on the actions of Major Rogers in Maryland & Virginia. Also mention of work of the Virginia Provincial Convention. Plus a report of a soldier: "...who\ is on his parole in Gen. Wooster's camp. This person having been observed to follow at a distance, a load of po... See More  

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691875

Two accounts of Bunker Hill, Washington becomes commander-in-chief, so much more. In a Virginia newspaper...

Item #691875

July 14, 1775

VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill (2 accounts) - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title... See More  

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691758

Defending the criticisms of Jews...

Item #691758
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1731  This is just the third issue of this extremely successful magazine. Several editions of the first several issues were printed in the early 1730's so as to provide complete sets to customers as the success of the magazine grew, and based on the note at the bottom of the title/contents page this is the "Third Edition".

Most notab... See More  

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690776

Note from President Washington...

Item #690776

September 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795 



* President George Washington



Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, various foxing, very small hole ... See More  

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690215

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

Item #690215

November 20, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 20, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




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 in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some tiny bindin... See More  

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$42.00
690181

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #690181

April 28, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 28, 1744 



* Rare colonial periodical



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 ... See More  

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689611

Exploring the vicinity of Alaska...

Item #689611
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1754 

 Perhaps the most interesting item is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &c."

This artic
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