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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
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
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
May 24, 1775
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW-HAVEN POST-BOY, 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
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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