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The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #652656

March 17, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, March 17, 1743/4 (year double-dated for two calendars in use at the time. Would be 1744 by current calendar).

* Rare colonial periodical

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.

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Washington's state-of-the-union address for the year 1794...

Item #652636

November 29, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 29, 1794 

* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address

Over half of pg. 2 & a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with Washington's: "Address" to Congress, being his state-of-the-union address, signed by him in script type: Go. Washington. This offers a great overview of the events of 1794.

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Trial of Admiral Keppel...

Item #652592

January 19, 1779

THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, Jan. 19, 1779  The entire front page & a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with verbatim: "Proceedings of the Court Martial on the Trial of Admiral Keppel". As Wikipedia notes: 'During the American Revolutionary War Keppel came into a notorious dispute with Sir Hugh Palliser over Palliser's conduct as his second-in-command at the... See More  

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Jewish boxer Daniel Mendoza... Botany-Bay...

Item #652524

January 15, 1790

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 15, 1790  Pages 2 and 3 both have articles related to 18th century boxing, one of which includes a mention of Daniel Mendoza, the famed Jewish boxer.  Page 2 also has the mention of ships full of convicts headed for Botany-Bay (Australia) having been given their final orders.

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Uncommon title...

Item #652521

October 03, 1795

COURIER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Concord, Oct. 3, 1795

* Rare 18th century American title

Certainly one of the less common American 18th century newspapers. The entire front page is taken up with a continued portion of: "New French Constitution - Plan of a Constitution for the French Republic" with much of the inside pages being items from Europe as well. Most of the back page is taken up... See More  

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Death of Nathaniel Gorham... George Washington script signatures...

Item #652415

June 15, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 15, 1796 

* President George Washington

* 3 Acts of Congress signed in script

* Nathaniel Gorham death

Page 2 has a report of the death of Nathaniel Gorham, a signer of the Constitution. Nice to have in a Boston newspaper as he lived in nearby Charlestown and was a signer for the state of Massachusetts.

The front page has three Acts of the United Sta... See More  

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"Courier From the Lower Rhine"...

Item #650951

July 24, 1793

COURIER DU BAS-RHIN, July 24, 1793 This translates to "Courier From the Lower Rhine". Totally in French, this is the first of this title we have offered. Eight pages, 6 1/2 by 7 3/4 inches, very nice condition. 

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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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Naval events in the Revolutionary War... Reference to the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #650160

January 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1778  Over 2 pages are taken up with a: "Dialogue Between an Englishman and an American Descendant from  English Ancestors" (see for portions). Over 2 pages near the back has: "American Affairs" which includes a report from Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Howe on the state of the navy in American waters, written from on board his ship... See More  

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George Washington's Circular Letter stating his resignation...

Item #649447

August 12, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 12, 1783

* General George Washington

* Announces his resignation (circular letter)

* Commander-in-chief - Continental Army

Under the heading: "American News" on page 6 and concluding on page 8 is the complete printing of "A Circular Letter from his Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of Ame... See More  

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Short-lived American magazine from the 1790's...

Item #645540

January 23, 1797

AMERICAN UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, Jan. 23, 1797  A rather scarce bi-weekly magazine which was primarily eclectic in its content, lasting from Jan. 2, 1797 to March 7, 1798. This is the volume 1, number 4 issue.

The issue begins with: "Description of the Admiralty Telegraph" (lacking the plate). Other articles include: "M. De Voltaire's Account & Opinion of Pen... See More  

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Map of South America... Treaty of Utrecht...

Item #640495

January 01, 1749

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1749  The prime feature of this issue is the very nice & detailed foldout map of "South America" which folds out to 9 1/2 by 11 inches. A very displayable & detailed map in great condition.

Among the articles within are: "Articles of the Treaty of Utrecht" between England and France, which takes over 3 pages and i
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Map of the Island of Martinique... Early American Indians...

Item #640093
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1759 

* Island of Martinique map

* Early Native American - Indians

Certainly the prime content in this issue 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&quo... See More  

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Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #632722

June 05, 1799


* 18th century American title

Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government & Laws, in the st... See More  

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