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Revisiting Revere's 'midnight ride' to Lexington & Concord...

Item #687497

December 05, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 5, 1795

* re. Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

* Battles of Lexington and Concord

* American Revolutionary War revisited

Period accounts of Paul Revere's legendary ride on the eve of the battle of Lexington and Concord are exceeding rare. The few we discovered over the past 46 years are exceedingly brief.

As Paul Revere was running for the vacated post ... See More  

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Likely the most desired masthead from the 18th century...

Item #687194

October 23, 1770

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Or Thomas's Boston Journal, October 27, 1774  It would be difficult to properly place both the scarcity and desirability of this newspaper in the confect of American history. This issue has the famous "Join Or Die" engraving stretching across the masthead.

In the same way that the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" issue of the Chicago Tribune is com... See More  

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A great rarity: an early volume one issue of the Massacuhsetts Spy...

Item #687192

October 09, 1770

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, (Boston), October 9, 1770  

* Very early famous 18th century publication

* Volume 1 issue - Isaiah Thomas as publisher

This innocuous looking newspaper is arguably the most famous of all American titles of the 18th century. It began in July, 1770, this being issue number 29. It is exceedingly rare to find this title from the first year of publication.

The famed... See More  

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Eye-witness accounts of the Battles of Lexington & Concord...

Item #687097

May 24, 1775


* Battle of Lexington & Concord

* Eyewitnesses accounts (very rare)

* Revolutionary War beginning

I'm not sure one could want a more notable front page--all-consuming--than the content found on page one of this issue. It is entirely taken up with six very detailed eye-witness accounts of the historic Battle o... See More  

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Fate of those who evacuated Virginia...

Item #594946

April 22, 1780

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 22, 1780  Page 3  has: "...An Act of the General Assembly of Virginia" concerning the fate of those who left Virginia to reside in England or elsewhere: "...bona fide inhabitants there for at least one year at any time within four years next before the commencement of hostilities on the 19th of April, 1775 [Lexington & Con... See More  

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