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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  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 persons charged with, or suspected of, the crimes of high treason or piracy committe... See More  

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$345.00
671552

Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen




The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: Joh... See More  

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$610.00
671058

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

Item #671058

March 01, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777  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 Tories at Newport, in general, fair little better than t... See More  

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$357.00
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  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-of-arms.

The front page is entirely taken up with ads & notices, the very... See More  

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$485.00
670988

Oswego during the French & Indian War, with maps...

Item #670988
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757  Among the inside pages is a quite lengthy & detailed article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages (see photos for portions). This text also includes a report headed "Account o
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$455.00
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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$7,350.00
669979

A very rare, early newspaper...

Item #669979

August 07, 1688

PUBLICK OCCURRENCES TRULY STATED, London, August 7, 1688  With only 34 issues of this newspaper were ever published, and being from the 17th century, this is a rare paper which we rarely have the opportunity to offer. 

A single sheet issue, 7 1/2 by 12 inches; nice, untrimmed margins. A very rare opportunity for a very rare newspaper.

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$268.00
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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$2,935.00
669849

Very rare variant title to celebrate the Treaty of Utrecht...

Item #669849

February 03, 1713

PAX, PAX; OR, A PACIFICK POST BOY, London, February 3, 1712/13  A very rare, variant title of the "Post-Boy" newspaper, the change in title [Peace, Peace] due to the Treaty of Utrecht just agreed upon. The Treaty of Utrecht was essentially a series of treaties involving various European countries which put an end to the War of Spanish Succession. The agreement noted in this issue wa... See More  

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$430.00
668791

Very first Act of Congress... An ad for the "President's household"...

Item #668791

June 06, 1789

THE NEW YORK PACKET, June 6, 1789 



* 1st United States Congress - very first act of Congress

* Ad - Samuel Fraunces is the steward of the 1st President's (George & Martha Washington's) Household




The front page has an advertisement headed: "The President's Household" reading: "Whereas all servants and others, employed to procure provisions or supplies for ... See More  

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$665.00
668440

The Great Fire of London...

Item #668440

September 24, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had




One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666.  Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspape... See More  

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$1,350.00
668366

One of just two known newspapers with a contemporary account of the Salem witch trials...

Item #668366

December 31, 1692

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Dec. 31, 1692 



* Rare Salem witch trials reporting

* Very early 17th century title




An exceedingly rare issue as it is one of only two known contemporary newspaper accounts of the Salem witch trials.

This newspaper published in question/answer format, and the front page begins with: "Quest 1. In the remarkable TRYALS of WITCHES published this Week by Mr. ... See More  

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$2,300.00
667936

The Great London Fire of 1666....

Item #667936

October 11, 1666

LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666



* The Great London Fire



Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations sin... See More  

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$560.00
667176

Provincial Congress meeting...

Item #667176

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that
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$430.00
666708

Timely report of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

Item #666708

December 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 



* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)

* Musical composer - Classical music era original




Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. ... See More  

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666301

Death toll from the Great Plague...

Item #666301

February 22, 1665

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 22, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) 



* Among earliest of newspapers to be had

* Report on the great plague (rare)




Not only is the world's oldest, continually published English language newspaper (still publishes today) but it is also a very early issue, being #29.

The front page has a report from Venice referencing the Great Plague which was r... See More  

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666270

Proclaiming a permanent seat of government, signed by George Washington...

Item #666270

January 26, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1791 



* re. Creating Washington D.C.

* President George Washington




Page 2 has "A Proclamation" issued by the President of the United States designating the exact location of the "permanent seat of Government".

The Proclamation, which takes a full column, states in part: "...And I do hereby declare.... See More  

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$435.00
666265

Essay on free trade... From during the Revolutionary War...

Item #666265

January 06, 1780

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1780  A famous title that has very ornate lettering and an engraving of a ship in the masthead. Notable content includes, on the ftpg: "A Third ESSAY on FREE TRADE and FINANCES , humbly offered to the consideration of the Public. By a CITIZEN OF Philadelphia". It continues on pg. 2 and is to be concluded in a futur... See More  

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$290.00
666263

Uncommon American title from the Revolutionary War...

Item #666263

January 19, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 19, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* Rare single sheet issue




Most of the front page is taken up with a document concerning relations between Holland and England. The back page has a document from D. Diego Joseph Navarro, governor of Cuba., regarding declaring war against Great Britain (see). The back page also has an item from Congress conce... See More  

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666262

One of the earliest 17th century newspapers you will find......

Item #666262

December 22, 1635

GAZETTE, Paris, France, December 22, 1635 



* Earliest newspaper in your collection?



This title was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. All the text is in French with the first letter in the title containing embellishments (see). An ornate letter begins the... See More  

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$425.00
666261

One of the best Revolutionary War era mastheads...

Item #666261

September 13, 1783

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1783 



* Rare title w/ great masthead

* re. End of the Revolutionary War




The photo shows one of the more decorative and larger engravings to be found in an 18th century American newspaper, making this a very nice issue for display.

The front page has a few bits with oblique references to the end of the Revolu... See More  

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666259

Action concerning desertion from duty in battle...

Item #666259

March 22, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into so... See More  

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$320.00
666255

Great map of the West Indies & America...

Item #666255
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762 



* Very early Southern America map w/ West Indies



Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day... See More  

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666223

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War... Much concerning the war...

Item #666223

April 18, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 18, 1778 



* Rare Tory (pro British) issue from America

* Revolutionary War original reporting




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 is entirely taken up with ads including a &q... See More  

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666066

Wealth of interesting commentary from just before the outbreak of war...

Item #666066

February 17, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 1775  This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More  

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665775

Death of King James II...

Item #665775

September 11, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 11, 1701 



* James II of England death



The back page has an historic report of the death of King James II, the last Catholic monarch of England who was deposed during the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and spend the remainder of his life in exile in France.

The report from Paris dated Sept. 17 reads: "The late King fell into a lethargy on the 14th in... See More  

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$315.00
665758

Fine report on the Battle of Paulus Hook, New Jersey...

Item #665758

September 02, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1779 



* Battle of Paulus Hook - New Jersey

* American Revolutionary War

* General Henry Lee III Victory




As you can see, this newspaper has one of the more beautiful mastheads of the Revolutionary War era.

Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with several Resolves from the Rhode Island Convention, some relating ... See More  

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665373

Trial and execution of the notorious pirate Captain Kidd...

Item #665373

May 12, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A part of very significant issues which are best kept together, dated May 12 and May 26, 1701. Sold individually for a combined total of $21,250, we offer a special price for the pair:



May 12, 1701  One of the best issues of all of this title we have offered, as page 2 contains a report on the trial & sentence of the pirate Captain Kidd.

Datelined May 10, ... See More  

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664965

The Act creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #664965
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791



* First Bank of the United States creation



The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2... See More  

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664849

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette... Account of deaths from the Great Plague...

Item #664849

January 18, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, London, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) 



* 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 from Lo
... See More  

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664587

Detailing how supportive England has been to the colonies...

Item #664587

January 28, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 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 coa... See More  

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$310.00
664582

A foreigner's opinion on America's quest for independence...

Item #664582

January 20, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1776 



* Great year to have (1776)

* American Independence ?




Nearly two-thirds of the front page are taken up with a terrific consideration of the troubles between England & the colonies titled: "Extracts from the Sentiments of a Foreigner on the Disputes of Great Britain & America".

A few bits include: "..
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664331

The Nova Constellatio coin, made for the American colonies... Settling Australia as a penal colony...

Item #664331
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1786 



* The Nova Constellatio coin print

* Made for circulation in the American colonies




The most interesting item in this issue is the foldout plate which contains--among other prints--an image of the "Nova Constellatio" coin used in the colonies (see). The print shows both the obverse & reverse & has a date of 1785.

Th... See More  

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$288.00
664279

John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics...

Item #664279

November 19, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 19, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication

* Early optician, John Marshall ad




One of just four advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses,... See More  

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664277

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette...

Item #664277

January 18, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)



* One of the 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 newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxfor
... See More  

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$1,530.00
664191

The treaty whereby Cornwallis surrendered to Washington, with great commentary in Parliament...

Item #664191

December 08, 1781

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781 



* Treaty of Peace

* Lord Cornwallis capitulation

* General George Washington

* Revolutionary War closing events




The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...".

But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATI... See More  

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664180

Great, detailed account of the New York City fire...

Item #664180

November 09, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1776 



* Great Fire of New York (1776)

* American Revolutionary War




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

The front page has a report noting in part: "During the time that General Howe lay at Turtle bay he ... See More  

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664179

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #664179

February 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 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, one of which is for the printi... See More  

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664066

Establishing the coins of the United States...

Item #664066

August 31, 1786

THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Aug. 31, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  



* Early United States Congress

* Gold and Silver for coins

* General George Washington




One page has "American Intelligence" which praises the attributes of Alexandria, and another page notes: "...Our Academy flourishes: about 100 scholars, twenty of which are educated on ... See More  

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663996

The capture of New York by the British.. Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...

Item #663996
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map

* American Revolutionary War




This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you... See More  

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663927

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown... Full text of the Articles of Capitulation...

Item #663927

November 29, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 29, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item w/ Articles of Capitulation 




This is a terrifically historic issue, reporting the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British army to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

The front page has a report which include... See More  

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$865.00
663813

Arguing against American independence...

Item #663813

March 09, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules... See More  

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$555.00
663353

John Paul Jones captures the Serapis...

Item #663353

October 12, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 12, 1779 



* John Paul Jones

* Defeat of the HMS Serapis

* Captain Richard Pearson

* Revolutionary War naval




A terrific issue on the famous naval battle between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, the former commanded by none other than John Paul Jones.

The entire front page is taken up with a letter prefaced with: "A letter from Captain Pear... See More  

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662913

On the Salem witch trials...

Item #662913

February 21, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 21, 1693  This was a fine gentlemen'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.

The back page has an advertisement for the 2nd edition of a book: "The late TRYALS of Several  WITCHES ... See More  

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$325.00
662861

From colonial Providence...

Item #662861

February 22, 1772

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE; AND COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Feb. 22, 1772 



* Rare Colonial Rhode Island



The handsome masthead features an intricate engraving of the Royal cost-of-arms.

Varied content within, including a report noting: "...been problematical whether tea drinking out to be encouraged among us...". A report from Williamsburg mentions creating a canal between the ... See More  

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$388.00
662725

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...

Item #662725

November 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item - 1st report




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Although the formal le... See More  

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662676

On proposing peace with the Americans... Franklin's son on independence...

Item #662676

November 25, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for."... See More  

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662675

Details on the British military in America...

Item #662675

May 25, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 25, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

The front page is taken up with the conclusion of the "Constitution... See More  

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$577.00
662538

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #662538

December 07, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 28, 1641 



* Earliest newspaper in your collection?



The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Th&eac... See More  

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$270.00
662486

Burgoyne takes Ticonderoga: a day by day account…

Item #662486

August 25, 1777

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, Aug. 25, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




"Extraordinary" issues were printed when notable reports were received outside the normal publishing schedule, created to get the news to the public as quickly as possible.

This issue was printed to report the taking of Ticonderoga by Gen... See More  

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$355.00
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