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February 27, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 27, 1799
* 18th century American title
Page 2 has a letter to the House of Rep. signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning France. Page 3 has mention of the birthday of George Washington. Much reporting from Congress.
Four pages, ornate masthead, light rubbing & toning at the top quadrant, good condition. Bit c... See More
October 12, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 12, 1795
* Uncommon title
Certainly one of the less common 18th century titles from Boston with various news reports on pages 1, 2 & 3. The back page is filled with ads. Was edited by Thomas Paine (but not THE Thomas Paine).
Four pages, interesting engraving in the masthead, very nice condition.... See More
June 01, 1765
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1765 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 a report from Newport, Rhode Island, concerning whaling, and another item from Maryland on the discovery of: "...a new sort of coffee, equally go... See More
November 28, 1776
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 28, 1776 Page 3 has most of a column taken up with fine detail on the historic Battle of Long Island, in which British forces inflicted a crushing defeat on Washington's army.
Other fine content concerning the situation in America. A few bits include: "...that Gen. Howe...proceeded up the North River and...made good his landing without the los... See More
May 04, 1779
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, May 4, 1779 Page 3 has some lengthy reporting on discussions in the "House of Commons" which include much on the state of the war in America including the examination of the actions of various military officers. One bit notes: "...hoped for a successful campaign; this was at a time when the rebellion was almost crushed & when, if the Gener... See More
December 29, 1778
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 29, 1778 The front page has a lengthy letter to the King of England which includes: "...by false information & undigested arguments persuaded to enter into & continue this destructive war, which has, i the short space of four years, lost...more honour, dignity & wealth than our posterity can possibly regain in a century; even if the Ame... See More
Item #657561THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 12, 1767 (currently spelled Gloucester) The ftpg. has a report headed: "America" with a dateline of "Annapolis, in Maryland, July 29" concerning an outbreak of: "...that horrid contagious distemper, commonly called the gaol [jail] fever...A casual visit...from one of the felons some time since imported in a convict ship comm... See More
December 02, 1778
THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE--Supplement for 1778 This supplemental issue was issued at the end of the year. There is nice reporting on discussions in the House of Commons on Clinton's Manifesto & Proclamation, which was England's last offer for a reconciliation. It includes: "...the part of the Proclamation which gave such an alarm, to be nothing more than a warning to t... See More
June 18, 1708
THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is June 18, 1708.
* Uncommon Title
* Short-lived newspaper
This newspaper existed for less than 4 years. Readers were invi... See More
Item #656525THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756
* Great & quite large map of Europe
* Oswego - French & Indian War
* Judaica - Jewish content
The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART of EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, a... See More
July 29, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1783 Page 4 has a report: "...from Lisbon says, that a treaty of commerce and amity is near being concluded on between that Court & the United States of America, which has given great joy to the people in general there, and look upon it a a very happy event as they expect great advantages will arise by trading with the Americans."
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November 26, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782 Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston. Page 6 includes: "In the Treaty of Peace now carrying on between Gr... See More
July 01, 1713
THE EXAMINER, London, 1713 This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.
January 29, 1666
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22
* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had
This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself fr... See More
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