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702381

Pay document dated the day before Cornwallis' surrender...

Item #702381

November 14, 1781

A genuine hand-written Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Nov. 14, 1781. It notes: "Sir: Pay W. Amos Jones nine pounds seven shillings & four pence in gold or silver...and charge the state Pay Table Office, Nov. 14, 1781" with two signatures.

Measures 5 by 6 inches, nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated less than a month after Cor... See More  

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$115.00
702236

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #702236

January 24, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 24, 1675



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, me... See More  

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$47.00
702232

From the Revolutionary War era...

Item #702232

March 13, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, March 13, 1779



* American Revolutionary War era

* 18th century - from The Enemy




Newspapers from England during the time of the Revolutionary War are always interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day.

I could find no "meaty" references to the Revolutionary War in this i... See More  

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$45.00
701958

New Yorkers pledge allegiance to the King... Why America will fail in the war...

Item #701958
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1777  Several pages are taken up with the: "Proceedings in the Present Session of Parliament" which includes talk of the Revolutionary War, including: "...Among other melancholy effects of the present impolitic civil war, he said, the loss of the American trade was one of the greatest...Governor Johnstone said, America was lost, he feared,... See More  

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$75.00
701957

Paul Revere... Determining representation in Congress...

Item #701957
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1792  Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Content includes "The Pleasures of Poverty" "An Oration on Genius" "Funeral Rites of t... See More  

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$98.00
701947

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #701947

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Aug. 12, 1758, June 24, 1760, May 5, 1761, Feb. 2, 1768, and May 21, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice conditio... See More  

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$62.00
701871

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #701871

September 21, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 21, 1796



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead. Various news reports of the day with a number of advertisements on the back page.

Four pages, a little staining near the top, minor top margin wear, generally nice.... See More  

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$30.00
701702

Trouble with France... The U.S. Navy... John Adams...

Item #701702

August 29, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 29, 1798  Most of the front page is taken up with  3 Acts of Congress, one for: "...the relief of sick and disabled seamen.", each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has: "French Duplicity" which relates to the XYZ Affair. Also: "From the Mediterranean" concerning Napoleon Buoaparte, and "More St... See More  

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701701

The XYZ Affair In 1798....

Item #701701

March 28, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 28, 1798 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams message




Page 2 has the "President's Message" to Congress indicating that the negotiations with France by the U.S. envoys have failed. In the message the President states in part: "...I perceive no ground of expectation, that the objects of their mission, can be accomplished,... See More  

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701700

John Adams responds, Thomas Jefferson intervenes...

Item #701700

October 24, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1798  The front page has an address: "To John Adams, President of the United States" from a military unit at Lexington, followed by his response signed in type: John Adams.

A page 2 bit concerning America making preparations for action against France during the XYZ Affair, with Thomas Jefferson intervening. Other reports concerning the troubling... See More  

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$48.00
701694

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1693...

Item #701694

May 11, 1693

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 11, 1693



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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$35.00
701631

John Adams, John Adams, and John Adams...

Item #701631

September 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 8, 1798  The front page begins with 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has an address of the Boston Marine Society to the President concerning the growing tensions with France, followed by the President's reply signed in type: John Adams. And the back page has "An Act for the Relief of the Refugees fr... See More  

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$65.00
701607

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #701607

December 14, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 14, 1795



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.



Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some small bin... See More  

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$42.00
701602

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #701602

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Sept. 14, 1758, Aug. 22, 1761, June 23, 1763, May 28, 1768, and May 12, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice condi... See More  

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701575

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1673...

Item #701575

August 18, 1673

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 18, 1673



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$47.00
701535

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1685...

Item #701535

September 24, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 24, 1685



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measur... See More  

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$39.00
701355

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #701355

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 20, 1758, Oct. 4, 1760, Feb. 12, 1761, March 31, 1768, and May 11, 1771. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice condi... See More  

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$62.00
701271

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #701271

September 29, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 29, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title



The ftpg. is taken up with ads . The back page has 11 illustrated ship ads.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little light staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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$40.00
701198

A large & decorative masthead... Avoiding taxation...

Item #701198

January 02, 1722

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Jan. 2, 1722 



* Great masthead engraving

* Very rare publication




A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue.

This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspapers. This fo... See More  

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$68.00
701197

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #701197

September 01, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 1, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is ... See More  

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$30.00
701195

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1671...

Item #701195

November 20, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 20, 1671



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$52.00
701176

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1686...

Item #701176

April 01, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 1, 1686



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Hold something original from the 17th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th ce... See More  

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$42.00
701152

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #701152

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Aug. 15, 1758, Oct. 21, 1760, Aug. 6, 1761, May 24, 1768, and May 21, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice conditi... See More  

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$62.00
701147

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #701147

February 22, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb., 22, 1794



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 contain a few illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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$33.00
701076

The (1775) Restraining bill, and reaction to it...

Item #701076

May 17, 1775

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, May 17, 1775 



* Retraining Acts of 1775

* Colonial trade restrictions

* American Revolutionary War




The entire front page and part of page 2 are taken up with: "Lord Camden's Speech on the New England Fishery Bill".

Page 2 has a report headed: "Provisions in the Restraining Bill for the Provinces of New Jersey, Pennsylva... See More  

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$655.00
701066

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

Item #701066

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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$560.00
700720

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1686...

Item #700720

March 29, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 29, 1686



* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 ... See More  

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$42.00
700671

Huge map of the Mississippi River dated June 1, 1775...

Item #700671

January 01, 1783

COURSE of the RIVER MISSISSIPI, from the Balise to Fort Chartres; Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1763 by Lieut. Ross of the 34th Regiment: Improved from the Surveys of that River made by the French".

London, Printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 in 'Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs, 11 June 1775" 



A noted map dealer desc
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$3,450.00
700551

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #700551

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Sept. 30, 1758; Sept. 16, 1760; July 28, 1761; May 21, 1768; & May 19, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American col... See More  

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$62.00
700523

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #700523

September 09, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 9, 1700



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is ... See More  

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$32.00
700420

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #700420

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Aug. 17, 1758; Oct. 8, 1761; Feb. 19, 1763; Feb. 23, 1768; & Feb. 22, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colo... See More  

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$62.00
700316

Death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart... Slaves revolting in Haiti...

Item #700316

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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$415.00
700272

General Wayne concludes a treaty with the Indians...

Item #700272

September 01, 1795

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, September, 1795  



* Treaty of Greenville

* Mad Anthony Wayne

* Northwest Indians




The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back four pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles are: "Description of Charles River Bridge" (plate lacking), and "A Dissertation on the Means of Preservi... See More  

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$48.00
700018

Ben Franklin on the proposed Constitution...

Item #700018
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Feb., 1789 



* Benjamin Franklin responds

* United States Constitution




Pages 1, 2 and a bit of page 3 are taken up with a fascinating: "...address to the inhabitants of the United States of America, by the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin, on the disaffection that has prevailed towards the new system of government introduced in that country..."... See More  

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$117.00
699837

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #699837

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
699820

An attempted early demonstration of a parachute ends comically... News from America...

Item #699820

July 14, 1785

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 14, 1785  The back page has a report concerning the early use of a parachute, bits noting: "...persons were assembled...late Blanchard's Aerobatic Academy near Vauxhall, to be spectators of an experiment made by a Italian with a parachute, who was to have let himself down from a prodigious altitude and to manifest his composure by playing on a viol... See More  

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$85.00
699705

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #699705

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 20, 1758; Oct. 4, 1760; March 19, 1761; Feb. 16, 1768; & Feb. 11, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American col... See More  

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$62.00
699613

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #699613

August 01, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 1, 1700



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is c... See More  

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$32.00
699596

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #699596

October 09, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 9, 1684



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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$42.00
699577

Pamphlet on King James' dissenters on his Declaration of Indulgence... Freedom of Religion...

Item #699577

January 01, 1687

AN ANSWER TO A LETTER TO A DESSENTER, Upon Occasion of His Majesties Late Gracious DECLARATION OF INDULGENCE, London, 1687

An interesting pamphlet concerning the 1687 Declaration of Indulgence by King James II of England, and James VII of Scotland. It was a step at establishing freedom of religion in the British Isles, although part of the king's intention was to promote his own minority reli... See More  

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$112.00
699520

A plea for separation of church & state in America... Indian troubles...

Item #699520

September 17, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1768 



* re. separation of church and state in America



Over one-third of a page is taken p with a letter concerning: "The establishment of a Protestant episcopate in America is also very zealously contended for; and is very alarming to a people whose fathers, from the hardships they suffered under such an establishment, were obliged to fly th... See More  

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$98.00
699397

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #699397

October 27, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 27, 1684



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$42.00
699079

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #699079

April 15, 1672

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 15, 1672



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measur... See More  

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$42.00
698821

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #698821

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Dec. 26, 1761, May 19, 1763, May 3, 1766, April 2, 1768, & April 14, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colon... See More  

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$62.00
698793

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1671...

Item #698793

July 06, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 6, 1671



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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$46.00
698684

17th century Woman publisher... 1682 original...

Item #698684

November 04, 1682

THE OBSERVATOR, London, Nov. 4, 1682



* Rare publication

* Woman publisher




This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. Done in a dialogue format, between Whig & Tory. This early single sheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing, but the most intriguing aspect of thi... See More  

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$47.00
698007

A title we rarely offer...

Item #698007

January 30, 1735

THE FREE BRITON, London, Jan. 30, 1735 



* Rare publication...  18th century original... 



We rarely find issues of this title which lasted for less than six years. The entire issue is taken up with: "Continuation of the Lord Bacon's Defence of the Lord Burleigh".

Complete as a single sheet issue, very decorative first letter on the front page and a partial red i... See More  

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$60.00
698004

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #698004

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 17, 1758, Jan. 1, 1760, Jan. 25, 1763, Jan. 4, 1766, and Jn. 2, 1770. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in good conditio... See More  

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$75.00
698003

Much on the Quasi-War... Celebrating Washington's (last) birthday...

Item #698003

February 21, 1799

J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, Feb. 21, 1799  The front page and bits inside concerning the Quasi-War with France. Page 3 has a nice concerning an event at the: "Federal Street Theatre, In Honor of the Birthday of General Washington...".

Four pages, nice condition.

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$42.00
697946

Second voyage of the HMS Dolphin: first Europeans on Tahiti...

Item #697946

May 30, 1768

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England (now spelled Gloucester), May 30, 1768  Various British news reports throughout, with its finest feature being the handsome masthead with two detailed engravings and the ornate lettering.

Pages 2 and 3 have a great account of the second voyage of the HMS Dolphin, taken from a letter headed: "Extract of a Letter from on Board his majesty's Ship the Dolp... See More  

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$56.00
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