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November 10, 1794
DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 10, 1794
* 18th century shipping advertisements
The back page is decorated by 35 illustrated ship ads, with details.
Inside pages have various news reports of the day and more ads.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
July 16, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1789
* President George Washington
* First inauguration (historic)
Certainly one of the more desirable events to have in a period newspaper is the first inauguration of George Washington. American issues with such content are virtually unobtainable today, and reports in any newspapers worldwide are extremely uncommon.
Here is a nice report of t... See More
July 10, 1710
MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE, London, July 10, 1710
* Rare publication
A very uncommon title from England with no news of the day but rather editorials and literature reviews. Four pages, lite damp-staining to the right portion of the issue, otherwise in very nice condition, 8 3/4 by 13 1/4 inches, and a rare opportunity to add this title to an early newspaper collection. ... See More
March 23, 1767
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL [Gloucester], England, March 23, 1767 Page 3 has an interesting item: "Last week the skeleton of a man in setters, with one jaw and some of the large bones perfect, was dug up in removing some ground in our Castle Green, eastward of the ruins of the old County Hall, memorable as the place wherein was held the fatal black assize, in the year 1577... upwards of 500 o... See More
March 24, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 24, 1787 The bottom of the back page has a report noting "...from North America, which mention that several Indian Chiefs who had assembled for the purpose of holding a council, hostile to the United States, had been surprised & put to death by a party of the American army. The celebrated Joseph Brendt...and another chief escaped the massac... See More
August 29, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 29, 1768
* John Wilkes - radical
* Pre Revolutionary War
The first half of the newspaper is taken up with the continuation of the "Narrative of the Hon. Commodore Byron" on his expedition around the world in the 1740's.
Near the back are reports from London noting in part: "...that most of the readers of our paper are such ... See More
May 26, 1715
THE POST BOY, London, May 26, 1715
* Rare & early 18th century issue
* Nice masthead engravings
A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The back page has a brief item: "The same day, Sir William Read, his Majesty's Ocultist in Chief, died at Rochester; he was the most expert of all those of his profession." Wikisource calls Willi... See More
March 03, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1768
* News from New York
* Red tax stamp (partial)
* Letters from Jonathan Swift
The front page has: "America", which includes news from New York. Inside has "Letters Written by the late Jonathan Swift" which include the text of one of his recently published letters from 1735.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice... See More
May 26, 1798
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 26, 1798
* President John Adams
A nice issue for display as the front page contains not just one but six letters, each signed in type by the president: JOHN ADAMS. There are two more letters signed by Adams on page 2.
These letters are in response to letters sent to him by people or groups in Lancaster & Harrisburg, Penna., and also Burlington &... See More
August 25, 1788
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Aug. 25, 1788 All of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the U.S. Treasury. Page 3 has some news of the day, but most of the issue is taken up with a wealth of advertisements including 11 illustrated ship ads.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Item #676665THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1759 Among the articles are a continued: "Life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland" "Friendly Address to the Jews" which takes a full page; "Articles of Capitulation between their Excellencies & the Inhabitants of Guadelupe, etc." and "Gazette Account of the Taking of Guadaloupe" which takes more than ... See More
July 21, 1798
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 21, 1798
* President John Adams signed act
* Bank of the United States fraud
The front page has half a column take up with: "An Act to Punish Frauds committed on the Bank of the United States" signed in script type: John Adams.
Page 2 has a document headed: "John Adams, President of the United States of America: To All Whom It May Conc... See More
August 23, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 23, 1798 Page 3 has a letter from the New York governor concerning: "...the introduction of a foreign influence in our national councils..." signed in type: John Jay. And yet another letter signed in type: John Jay.
Before being governor of New York Jay was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Four pages, hands... See More
August 29, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 29, 1795
* George Washington letter
* re. John Jay's Treaty
Page 2 has a letter from the President to the New York Chamber of Commerce concerning the controversial Jay Treaty with England, signed in script type: Go. Washington.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1748 Among the articles are: "Description of Aix la Chapelle & history of the Protestant Religion There" "New Astronomical Observations" "Of the Late Lunar Eclipse" "Of Saturn & Its Rings" (with full page plate) "Description of the City of Lima, from Betagh's Voyage Round the World...&qu... See More
January 20, 1710
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 20, 1710 The front page has a report of the presentation to the Queen of the congratulations of the trading agents of New England for: "...the conquest of Port-Royal, now Annapolis..." with another from New Hampshire which is similar.
Single sheet, 7 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.
January 01, 1757
ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1757
* 18th century original document
Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for enlarging the times for the first meetings of commissioners or trustees for putting in execution certain Acts of this session of Parliament."
A decorative document given the displayable title page.
Four pages, ... See More
October 02, 1779
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 2, 1779
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
The ftpg. has a letter from Vice Admiral Peter Parker, commander of British ships at Jamaica, concerning an engagement off Grenada between British & French fleets. This is followed by the: "List of Vessels taken by His Majesty's Squadron...between the 9th of March and... See More
August 26, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 26, 1779
* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication
A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
Page 3 has a: "...letter from an officer of distinction to the honorable Major-General Gates..." which begins: "I ... See More
Item #649310(8) GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England A nice lot of eight issues, one from each decade from the 1730's thru 1809. A nice group of complete issues covering a period of 80 years, each with full title/contents page which features an engraving of St. John's Gate. Each is complete, but may exclude plates/maps (if called for). Nice condition.
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Item #649303THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate) A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today.
This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More
Item #649301(6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text. Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that of a si... See More
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Item #649299THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1767-68 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. The front page also has a red-inked tax stamp. This issue contains various ne... See More
Item #649294(5) An interesting lot of five British newspapers, containing at least three different titles. They span the 1760's thru the 1790's and include at least one from each decade. In average or better condition. Some may have red ink stamps (partial or otherwise). Certainly a one-of-a-kind grouping. The photos are representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.
Item #649293(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE A lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1739), priced at a bargain due to being a blend of 2nd rate and slightly damaged issues. A great opportunity for authentic issues from the early 18th century at a fraction of their typical cost. The image shown is just an exam... See More
Item #649292(5) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged. Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.
January 01, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795 We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.
A fine issue of this ti... See More
Item #649279THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710 Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely averse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous ... See More
Item #649266VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, 1692 A rare British newspaper much the size of others of the day. Fine & lengthy reporting on votes and other actions in Parliament. Nice condition & rarely offered at such a price. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date--but will have the format a... See More
Item #649264THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726 A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red tax stamp on the reverse. Measures 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.
Item #649262THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1694. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed.
A single sheet newspaper prin... See More
Item #649260(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1600's (2nd rate) An opportunity to purchase a lot of 5 issues of the oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today. All are from the late 1600's, priced due to minor imperfections causing them to be 2nd rate. A great opportunity to obtain authentic 17th century newspapers at a fraction of their t... See More
Item #649259(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five 2nd-rate and slightly damaged issues of this famous newspaper, one each from any date in 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years of the Revolutionary War. The lot is a blend of 2nd-rate and somewhat damaged issues. Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during... See More
Item #649258THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, 1760's A lot of 10 issues of this famous & popular newspaper at a bargain price. A good set to show the state of affairs in England and the world shortly before the American Revolution. All are complete in 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, & are in nice condition.
Item #649252(10) THE LONDON CHRONICLE. A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary War tensions. Each 8 pages & in nice condition.
Item #649246THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1698 An opportunity for a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today. This issue is well over 300 years old.
Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet, printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collection.&nb... See More
Item #649234(10) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of ten issues of this famous newspaper covering at least 5 decades from the 1700's. All are in good condition. A nice way to gain Britain's perspective of world affairs from the 18th century. The image shown is representative of the "look" of what you will receive. Actual issues/dates will vary.
Item #649233(5) THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, late 1750's A very early lot of five newspapers from Scotland, with news of the day. A great period set at a considerable discount from the regular per-issue price. Nice condition. The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive. Actual dates vary in the later 1750's.... See More
Item #649232THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's A lot of five issues of this early & decorative title with which great masthead featuring two engravings. Offered at a substantial discount. Single sheet and in good condition.
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784 See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.... See More
Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
Item #649224(10) A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's to early 1800's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, maps, etc. A few defects at the margins, some of the fold lines of multi-panel plates may be archivally mended from the reverse, but otherwise nice condition.
Item #649223THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England 1704-1706 A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common. A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides measuring 8 by 13 inches. The image shown is only an example of the layout and condition of what you will receive. Actual issues vary within the specifications given.
Note: U... See More
Item #649222FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, 1731 A quite rare title from England with a very early date and a partial red tax stamp in a lower corner of the front page. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.
Four pages, approximately 10 by 13 inches, a bit of foxing, overall very good. The image shown is only representative of the look (format) and condition of the issue you will... See More
Item #649221THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1712 One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, trimmed, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches. Red ink stamps do not appear to be present.
Item #649216(5) AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1751 There is an interesting report of a performance of Handel's Messiah, which includes: "Was performed in the chapel of the Foundling Hospital the sacred oratorio Messiah, under the direction of G.F. Handel, Esq., who himself play'd a voluntary on the organ; the amount of the sum for the tickets delivered out was above 600 pounds... See More
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