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673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a labe
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$18,500.00
673110

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #673110

January 08, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

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

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$62.00
672899

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #672899

February 16, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 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, very nice c... See More  

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$34.00
672823

18th century Negro boy for sale ad...

Item #672823

December 12, 1794

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1794



* Rare 18th century American title

* Negro boy for sale 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 front page... See More  

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$42.00
672207

18th century runaway slave ads...

Item #672207

May 22, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 22, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Slaves advertisements




Front page has two runway slave advertisements. See images for details.

News of the day with several other interesting ads. Four pages, untrimmed and very nice condition.... See More  

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671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining pers... See More  

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671965

A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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$390.00
671759

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #671759

March 29, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 29, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Ten Dollars reward" Two more appear on the back page. (see) News of the day and other advertisements.

Four pages... See More  

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671559

From when the capital of the United States was here...

Item #671559

January 01, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1794  A fine example of a newspaper from the city which was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The ftpg. is filled with ads while news reports are on the inside pages. More ads on the back page.

Four pages with never-trimmed margins (desired), very nice, clean condition.

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$37.00
671558

A great, late 1700's American newspaper...

Item #671558

January 01, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1793  If you are looking for a very nice, typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price. A four page issue with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements. Wide, never-trimmed margins (desired) and in very nice, clean condition.

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671510

Six dollar reward for a runaway...

Item #671510

September 14, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 14, 1793  The front page is filled with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. The bkpg. has a: "Six Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Irish servant man, with details.

Page 2 has a full column on: "Thoughts on the Legality of the Federal States' Lottery".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$39.00
671495

Scarce, short-lived newspaper from Philadelphia...

Item #671495

January 10, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year. Various news reports and advertisements of the day.

Four pages, folio size, never-trimmed margins, good condition.

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$82.00
671294

Handsome newspaper... America mention...

Item #671294

August 15, 1728

THE POST-BOY, London, Aug. 15, 1728 



* Rare publication



A displayable issue with the two masthead engravings, plus the very decorative first letter of the text (see). The ftpg. has brief mention of ships: "...from Philadelphia, with corn..." and another ship from Maryland. The back page has a curious item concerning the death of a man.

Single sheet, 8 1/4 by 14 inches, partia... See More  

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671285

The king decides to not increase the land forces in America...

Item #671285

January 31, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 31, 1778



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat... See More  

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671284

A spy is hanged... Naval events... George Washington...

Item #671284

January 24, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General George Washington & more




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead... See More  

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671257

Washington signs an Act of Congress, and departs New York for the last time...

Item #671257

September 09, 1790

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 9, 1790 



* President George Washington



The back page has a column taken up with: "Congress of the United States - An Act for the Relief of Disabled Soldiers & Seamen Lately in the Service of the United States..." which is signed in italic type by the President: George Washington, as well as by John Adams and T... See More  

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671200

Printed by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #671200

January 17, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 17, 1794 



* Benjamin Franklin's grandson



Published by Benj. Franklin Bache, Ben's grandson, as noted in the masthead.

The ftpg. is filled with ads, the first being a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" for a runaway servant, with details.

Other news of the day & ads, 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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671058

Revolutionary War... The "Tories" at Newport...

Item #671058

March 01, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for the sale of a plantation in Berks County, Penna. All of page 2 & half of page 3 are taken up with: "The Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston".

Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Torie... See More  

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671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* The Battle of the Kegs

* British Fleet in Philadelphia




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surpris... See More  

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671043

Main boundary lines completed at the "Federal city"...

Item #671043

June 10, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 10, 1791 



* Nation's capital in it's infancy



A page 3 report datelined "George-Town, June 4", reads, in full: "On Saturday last, Mr. Ellicott, the Geographer General of the United States compleated six main lines of the Federal city: He is now engaged in clearing and bounding the lines of the District of t... See More  

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670952

First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #670952
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More  

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670811

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #670811

March 01, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 1, 1798



* 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, very nice c... See More  

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670809

1797 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #670809

July 01, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 1, 1797



* Rare 18th century American title

* 4 slave advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads including one for a runaway slave. The back page has 3 more slave ads. News of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding slits al... See More  

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670671

William Cobbett's famous 18th century newspaper...

Item #670671

June 19, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked)




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at ... See More  

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670669

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #670669

February 12, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 12, 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, very nice c... See More  

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670449

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #670449

May 20, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 20, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 3 runaway slave advertisements




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political op... See More  

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670116

Indian troubles...

Item #670116

February 25, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 25, 1772  Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia which begins: "In my last I informed you of the great apprehensions we were under of an Indian rupture, and I am now sorry to have occasion to confirm that disagreeable intelligence..." with more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, foxing to the front page otherwise good.

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670114

Lord Baltimore arrives at Philadelphia...

Item #670114

July 28, 1733

THE DAILY POST BOY, London, England, July 28, 1733 



* Early pest-control advertisement



The front page has reports datelined from Annapolis and Philadelphia, two items mentioning Lord Baltimore. Otherwise all news reports are European, with various ads on the back page.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 9 1/4 by 15 1/2 inches, a few stains, partial red tax stamp on the front page.... See More  

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669851

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #669851

April 03, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735   



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare publication




As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all o... See More  

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669790

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #669790

March 23, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has 2 runaway slave ads. Another one appears on the back page. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few... See More  

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669027

On building the first frigates for the United States Navy...

Item #669027

July 24, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 24, 1794



* re. United States Navy creation

* Construction of the frigates begins

* USS Constitution, Constellation & U.S.




A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 3 has a notable report from Boston: "American Frigates" in which it announces the building of the first frigates of the U.S. Navy: "... See More  

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668900

Concerning the XYZ Affair... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668900

March 06, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 6, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title



Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress concerning XYZ Affair with France that would lead to the Quasi War. It includes several letters relating to the situation, one signed by the 3 American commissioners: Pinckney, Marshall, and Gerry.

This was William Cobbett's important and contr... See More  

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668898

Message from John Jay... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668898

March 13, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 13, 1798  The top of page 3 has a message from the governor of New York to the state Senate concerning "disorderly persons" in Livingston, signed in type: John Jay, who previously was the first Chief Justice of the United States.

This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a p... See More  

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668768

Governor Sam Adams address the state...

Item #668768

January 08, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 3 has a lengthy: "Address" to the people of Massachusetts, headed: "Governor's Speech" and signed in type by: Samuel Adams.

Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by Buonaparte concerning his mil... See More  

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$84.00
668756

Maryland needs to ratify the Constitution...

Item #668756

April 15, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 15, 1788 



* United States Constitution

* Maryland considers ratifying




Page 3 has a report from Providence that Rhode Island is making some steps towards considering the new Constitution. A report from Baltimore notes the votes for two members to represent the city in the convention at Annapolis to: "...decide on the N... See More  

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668752

New York and New Hampshire work towards ratifying the Constitution...

Item #668752

March 08, 1788

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 8, 1788 



* United States Constitution

* NY and NH ratification ?




Pages 2 and 3 contain some nice reporting on discussions within New York and New Hampshire on work towards ratifying the proposed Constitution.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some loss at the bottom margins but not close to any text, minor margin w... See More  

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$67.00
668740

A rare Philadelphia title from 1797...

Item #668740

April 07, 1797

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1797  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

All of page 2 is taken up with documents relating ... See More  

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668739

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668739

December 20, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1796  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Page 2 has much reporting from Congress. Pate 3 ha... See More  

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$244.00
668738

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668738

November 11, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1796  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Page 3 has a chart of election results for Preside... See More  

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$132.00
668735

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668735

November 18, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Nov. 18, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American publication



A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Pag... See More  

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$110.00
668504

First of this scarce title we have offered...

Item #668504

October 05, 1798

COUNTRY PORCUPINE, Philadelphia, Oct. 4 & 5 (a single issue), 1798  



* Rare 18th century American publication



This was a tri-weekly edition of the 'Porcupine's Gazette' established by William Cobbett 7 months prior and which lasted only until Aug. 28, 1799. This is the first of this title we have seen. Content is distilled from the daily edition.

Four pages, never-... See More  

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$167.00
668478

Washington gives thanks for the best wishes in his retirement...

Item #668478

February 18, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1797 



* President George Washington

* End of his illustrious career




Page 2 has two letters, each signed in type by the soon to be retired President: Go. Washington, thanking the Virginia General Assembly for their best wishes in his retirement.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.... See More  

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$64.00
668476

A rare Philadelphia title from 1797...

Item #668476

April 07, 1797

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1797  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

A typical folio newspaper of the day with various ... See More  

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$110.00
668177

Toasting the President's birthday... Reports from the West...

Item #668177

March 02, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 2, 1795  Page 2 has one-third of a column taken up with reports on the celebration of President Washington's birthday, including a list of 15 toasts to him.

Also on page 2 are reports from Fort Washington concerning Indians, and then reports from: "The Western Posts" on situations at Oswego, Niagara, Detroit, and Michilimackinac.

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$66.00
668168

Trouble with the Creek and Cherokee Indians...

Item #668168

January 12, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 12, 1795  Page 3 has a letter form Knoxville noting trouble with the Indians, with details, mentioning in part: "...there has not been less than 20 persons killed by the Indians in this Territory--whether Cherokees or Creeks...".

Four pages, never-trimmed, very nice condition.

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$58.00
668167

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #668167

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795  In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.

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$58.00
667816

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago... Canal map of Ireland...

Item #667816
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778  A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779". The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 i... See More  

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$110.00
667742

A magazine from 1790's Boston...

Item #667742
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1793  The front page has: "Thoughts On Social Intercourse" the text beginning: "Nobody but a blockhead proves tedious to a company. A man of the world presently comprehends whether he ought to stay or go; and knows too a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distance..."with much more. The balance ... See More  

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$52.00
667355

Map of the Island of Martinique... Early American Indians...

Item #667355
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1759  Certainly the prime content is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Martinico from the latest & best Authorities." with an inset labeled: "A Map of that Part of Guadaloupe where the English made their Defense, Jan. 23, 1759."

The map shows considerable detail and measures 8 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches and is in great ... See More  

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$90.00
667214

First issue of the first woman's magazine in America...

Item #667214

June 01, 1792

THE LADIES MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), June, 1792 



* Very first issue of this rare publication



A rare publication which existed for just 12 issues from June, 1792 to May, 1793. This is the very first issue of the first woman's magazine in the United States.

It's full title is "The Ladies Magazine & Repository of Entertaining Knowledge" as noted on the title page, a ... See More  

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$196.00
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