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687430

A rare & desirable Loyalist newspaper... Reacting to the Intolerable Acts...

Item #687430

September 15, 1774

RIVINGTON'S NEW-YORK GAZETTEER; or, the CONNECTICUT, HUDSON'S RIVER, NEW-JERSEY, and QUEBEC WEEKLY ADVERTISER, New York, Sept. 15, 1774  James Rivington, the famous printer of this newspaper, had an interesting career.

He began this newspaper in 1773 initially with an impartial stance which shifted as a revolution loomed and public opinion polarized, until by late 1774 he was ad... See More  

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687194

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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$18,500.00
683248

From Birmingham, England, before the Revolutionary War...

Item #683248

September 14, 1772

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Sept. 14, 1772  This is the only18th century title we have offered from Birmingham. Filled with various news & ads of the day, it is full folio size with 4 pages with a full red-inked tax stamp on the front page. Some ink stains, minor dirtiness, generally good condition.

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$32.00
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
681728

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

Item #681728

November 16, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774  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
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680579

Great foldout map of "West Florida" from Pensacola to New Orleans...

Item #680579
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772 



* Nice map of "West Florida"

* Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana

* Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay




Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew t... See More  

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679956

Indian troubles in America...

Item #679956

December 01, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 1, 1772  An inside page has reports from Charleston including: "...that the Chactaw Indians have obtained a very considerable advantage over their enemies the Creeks & have carried off a great number of their scalps. They write from Georgia that a number of emigrants from Virginia were lately killed in their way to the Mississippi by some Indians, ... See More  

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679954

Advertising Albany land for sale...

Item #679954

July 10, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE England,  July 10, 1770  



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




Inside has an interesting advertisement headed: "American Lands" promoting the sale of: "...thirty-five thousand acres of choice land in the  county of Albany and province of New York...situated in a populous and flourishing part of the county..." with a ... See More  

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679953

Reacting to the Boston Massacre...

Item #679953

July 17, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 17, 1770  The back page has an extract of a letter from Boston reading in part: "...merchants of this town determined to break through their agreement & import fall goods, notwithstanding the continuance of the tea duty; we can assure the public that nothing can be further from the truth nor has the spirit of the trade at any time appeared more det... See More  

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679813

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #679813

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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$42.00
679779

Sam Adams is selected...

Item #679779

July 21, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 21, 1772  Page 6 contains a report from a Boston letter concerning political events in that town, and which mentions "...the House then made choice of Mr. Samuel Adams for their clerk...". The article goes on to report other political happenings, taking an entire column. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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677502

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

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



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
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675104

Capt. Cook explores the South Pacific...

Item #675104

July 30, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 30, 1771 



* HMS Endeavour - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* 1st voyage of South Pacific




An inside page has an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman on Board the Endeavour...", which includes in part: "We sailed in August, 1768 and after touching at several places, arrived at St. George's Land...great care was taken to cultivate... See More  

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$115.00
674528

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #674528

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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674527

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #674527

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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673202

Settling on the Mississippi... Judaica content...

Item #673202
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1772  Among the articles are: "A Proposal for Abolishing Tythes...and furnishing every Parish throughout the Kingdom with an able Minister" "On the Present Appearance of the Planet Jupiter", an interesting & lengthy article: "J. P.'s Plans for a Settlement on the Mississippi Objected to" is very descriptive an... See More  

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$65.00
673191

The Eskimos described... Rochester Castle...

Item #673191
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1772 



* Rochester Castle at Kent, South East England print



This is the end of year "supplemental" issue to this famous title, containing on the front page the title with date, plus the list of the contents which includes: "Description...of the Esquimaux [Eskimo] Indians..." which is very descriptive of them and tak... See More  

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$37.00
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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667900

The precedent-setting case of American slave James Somersett...

Item #667900
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1773 



* James Somersett's case

* Slaves - slavery




Certainly the most historically significant item in this issue is: "An Argument in the Case of James Somersett, a Negro, Lately Determined in the court...attempted to be Demonstrated the Present Unlawfulness of Domestic Slavery in England" which takes about a full page.

This ... See More  

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667835

Foldout plate of the Rheims Cathedral...

Item #667835
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1773  A feature of this issue is the very nice foldout print (in reddish ink) titled: "Elevation and Geometrical Profile of the Abbe Church of St. Nicaise at Rheims", known as the Rheims Cathedral. The plate measures 8 by 10 1/2 inches and has a related article.

Also a full page plate titled: "Curiosities found in the Ruins of Hercu... See More  

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667031

Trading pelts with the Eskimos...

Item #667031

August 25, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 25, 1772  The back page has a letter from: "Salem, in New England" which has a nice report concerning trading  beaver, ermine & other skins with the Eskimo Indians, taking nearly a full column.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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667030

A slave kills his master...

Item #667030

August 29, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 29, 1772 



* Slave kills his master



Beginning on the front page & carrying over to take most of pg. 2 is a report from Boston concerning the Massachusetts Assembly making provisions for support of the governor, and the governor supporting the colony. Included are six "resolves" from the General Assembly concerning such arrangements.

Ther... See More  

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$33.00
667029

News from America...

Item #667029

September 01, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1772  Page 2 has 2 reports under "America" with Charleston and Philadelphia datelines. Also a letter from Boston which begins: "We carry as very hostile appearance in this part of America. We are preparing for an expedition but to what quarter of the world is uncertain..." with a bit more.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice cond... See More  

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667026

Trouble with the Creek Indians...

Item #667026

November 26, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1772 



* Creek Nation

* Muscogee Indians




An inside page has a small item from Charleston headed "America" noting: "...from the country of the Creeks inform us that those Indians are at present very turbulent, they have killed a Trader named Inman, beat & otherwise maltreated several other traders in their towns, and threaten to ... See More  

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667017

New governor of New York assumes his office...

Item #667017

August 22, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 22, 1771 



* William Tyron assumes office

* 39th governor of New York




Page 2 has a report from New York under the heading: "America" on the arrival of Governor Tryon in New York for his formal installation as governor of New York. He had arrived, with his family, from North Carolina, where he had previously been governor.

Eight pages 8 by 1... See More  

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667009

A report from America...

Item #667009

April 14, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 14, 1772  Page 6 has a short report headed: "America" with a Newport, Rhode Island dateline concerning the seizure of ships.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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666264

Slaves arrive in colonial Charleston...

Item #666264

August 26, 1773

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAZETTE & BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, Aug. 26, 1773  



* African slavery trade

* Southern slaves arrive

* Colonial New England




This newspaper was printed in Boston less than four months before the Boston Tea Party. Page 2 has a report on the number of slaves imported into Charleston, South Carolina, and noting where they were from (see). The entire fr
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$235.00
664333

Plea to the king to repeal taxes... Map of the Falkland Islands...

Item #664333
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly a notable & lengthy address of the Virginia House of Burgesses to the King. It notes in part: "...upon former & recent occasions humbly submitted to your royal wisdom our just claims to be free & exempt from all taxes impos... See More  

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$119.00
663336

Great map of the western hemisphere...

Item #663336
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1773 



* Captain James Cook

* North America map




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map which accompanies the lengthy article: "Epitome of Lieut. Cooke's Voyage Round the World", showing most of North America, all of South America down to Cape Horn, and even portions of West Africa, Spain, France &am... See More  

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$325.00
662704

Curious little "newspaper"...

Item #662704

December 25, 1773

MANIFESTES DE MARCHANDISES D'ENTREE DANA LE PORT DE MARSEILLE, (France), December 25, 1773



* Curious little "newspaper"

* Pre revolutionary era from France




This is a very curious little newspaper, loosely translated to: "Manifest of Goods Imported at the Port of Marseille". Qualifies as a periodical as the issue carries a specific date. But there is no text, instead ... See More  

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661936

Curious little "newspaper"...

Item #661936

December 18, 1773

MANIFESTES DE MARCHANDISES D'ENTREE DANA LE PORT DE MARSEILLE, (France), December 18, 1773 



* Curious little "newspaper"

* Pre revolutionary era from France




This is a very curious little newspaper, loosely translated to: "Manifest of Goods Imported at the Port of Marseille". Qualifies as a periodical as the issue carries a specific date. But there is no text, in... See More  

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659918

Gage arrives, Bostonians refuse to trade...

Item #659918

June 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1774  Articles include: "Some Observations on the Characters of the English in General, and the Lower People in Particular" "Thoughts on the Reformation" and so much more. Among "Review of New Publications" is: The Chains of Slavery" and; "A Speech Intended to have Been Spoken on the Bill for Altering the Charter of t... See More  

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$70.00
659892

David Garrick's house and gardens...

Item #659892

October 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1773  Near the back is a report form Charleston concerning concerns for a drought in the area.

A detailed article on: "Mr. Garrick's House and Gardens at Hampton" which is accompanied by a nicely engraved, full page plate of it. David Garrick was a famous actor, playwright and theater manager. There are a number of theaters named for him.

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659890

Inhabitants of New Zealand... Plate of Algernon Sidney...

Item #659890

July 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1773  Near the back is a nearly full column report headed: "America - New York". Also an article: "Interesting Anecdotes of the Life of Algernon Sydney, the English Patriot" as well as a full page plate of him. Sidney was an English politician who was accused of platting against the life of Charles II, for which he would be executed.

Ov... See More  

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$59.00
659888

Handsome engraving of the skyline of London...

Item #659888

April 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1773  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.

The contents page shows a broad mix of articles  including: "Debates of a Political Club" "The School of Love" "Origin of the Centaurs" &... See More  

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$37.00
659824

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

Item #659824

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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$42.00
659814

Trade with America...

Item #659814

January 01, 1771

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1771  Included are nearly 3 pages on: "The Present State of the British Trade with Europe, Africa, and America" with much detail.

An 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.

The plates called for are lacking.

Complete in 5... See More  

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$39.00
659774

Problems with the non-importation agreement...

Item #659774

September 01, 1770

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1770   Near the back are over two pages of reports from America, including an item from New York concerning non-importation and the concern that importers in New York are breaking the agreement. Also news items from Boston.

Then a letter from Charleston which also deals with the issue of non-importation.

An interesting feature is the full title/... See More  

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$47.00
659534

Displayable plate... BRIDGE over Yarmouth Haven...

Item #659534
From the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1771  The print is of "A Design for a BRIDGE over Yarmouth Haven Drawn by Mr. Samuel Bream". This is the print only, not the complete magazine, which would very nice framed. See photo for details.

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$28.00
659525

North Carolina General Assembly is dissolved...

Item #659525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1770  Among the articles are: "Difficulty of Explaining the Scripture" "Origin of Rhyming" "Reasons Against a New War" 'History & Antiquity of Berkley Castle" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. There is a brief mention of ... See More  

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655985

Colonies to work together to repeal the Acts of Parliament...

Item #655985

November 13, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 13, 1770  Page 2 has: "America" with news from Philadelphia noting: "...consequence of an agreement...by several importers of dry goods...a large body of inhabitants met this day at the State House at Philadelphia...came to the following resolutions...That the adopting the Maryland agreement...would...tend to keep up a harmony among the Colon... See More  

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$46.00
651836

Plate of King Louis XV... News from America...

Item #651836
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1774  This issue begins with the: "Memoirs of the Life of the Late King of France" which is accompanied by a full page plate of him: "Lewis XV, King of France and Navarre..." who died on May 10, 1774. Actually this plate is not called for in the title/contents page but is here because the article is, plus it is called for in the m... See More  

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$38.00
650489

Gage arrives, Bostonians refuse to trade...

Item #650489

June 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1774  Articles include: "Some Observations on the Characters of the English in General, and the Lower People in Particular" "Thoughts on the Reformation" and so much more. Among "Review of New Publications" is: The Chains of Slavery" and; "A Speech Intended to have Been Spoken on the Bill for Altering the Charter of t... See More  

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$26.50
650335

Settlement on the Mississippi...

Item #650335
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  February, 1772  This issue contains a lengthy article titled: "Sketch for a Settlement on the Mississippi" (see for portions). A plate is called for however it is lacking.

This issue also includes a full page plate titled: "Hudson Bay Ptarmigan..." which shows two views of this bird (see images). There is also a related art... See More  

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$25.50
646260

Plate of the Great White Owl... Map of English canal...

Item #646260
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1771  Most of a column is taken up with: "Mr. Brahm's Observations on the American Coast" which seems to deal with areas in Florida and the Caribbean (see). There is also a brief article on "The Great White Owl" which begins: "This elegant species is found in the countries round Hudson's Bay & in the Northern ... See More  

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$35.00
646146

Supporting the Americans... Trouble with the Creek Indians...

Item #646146

April 16, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 16, 1774  Over a full column on page 6 is taken with with a report from Charleston relating to the trouble with the Creek Indians (see).

The back page has an item which notes: "A writer treating of the present disputes relative to the Bostonians says, 'It is true, we did assist America in the late war, but did they not assist us, for whilst we ke... See More  

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$41.00
642818

Christianizing the Indians in North America...

Item #642818
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1772  Among  the articles in this issue are: "Account of the Revolution in Sweden" "Description of the Wild Pine of Jamaica" "Account of a Model for a Bridge in Ireland" "Description of the Mosque in Kew Gardens" which is accompanied by a full page plate of the Mosque. Also: "A Scheme for Propag... See More  

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$48.00
623382

Plate of a monkey and an emu...

Item #623382
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1772  This issue has a wide range articles which take up the bulk of the 48 pages, and also includes the two plates which are called for. One has related articles headed: "A Description of an uncommon Kind of Monkey..." and a description of "The Emeu [emu], or Casoar [cassowary]" with the plate showing both (see). The other fu... See More  

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$38.00
622343

From between the Boston Massacre & the Boston Tea Party...

Item #622343

August 03, 1772

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 3, 1772 



* Rare title



Pages 1 and 2 are almost entirely taken up with various European news, including military events, with pgs. 3 & 4 mostly taken up with ads.

Four pages, folio size, nice condition.

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$27.00
621320

With both foldout plates called for...

Item #621320
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1771  Among the articles in this issue are: "Extracts from Blunt's Voyage to the Levant" "Method of Making a Mortar Impenetrable to Moisture" "A Lady's Thoughts on Marriage" "Curious Extracts from the Koran of Mohammed" "Description of the Island of St. John in the Gulph of St. Lawrence" (se... See More  

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$28.00
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