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676900

George Washington, John Adams, Sam Adams...

Item #676900

December 21, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 21, 1796  The front page has four Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has a lengthy address to the President being the Senate's response to the state-of-the-union address, signed: John Adams. This is then followed by: "The Following is the Reply of the President" which is signed: George... See More  

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$74.00
676642

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

Item #676642

March 23, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 23, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America

* Illustrated advertisements




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, ne... See More  

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$45.00
676635

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

Item #676635

October 11, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 11, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (1) Slave advertisement




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 8 illustrated ship ads. The back has an advertisement for a runaway slave headed: "Davy, a mulatto slave". (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, minor light damp staining, generally ver... See More  

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$34.00
676634

Set of five different mastheads for the same title...

Item #676634

February 04, 1734

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1707, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734



* Rare & early 18th century issues (5)

* Nice masthead engravings (different)




As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 wi... See More  

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$112.00
676535

William Cowper on slavery... 1791...

Item #676535

June 16, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 16, 1791  The back page has: "SLAVE TRADE - CHARITY: Extract from a Poem, By William Cooper", it being an extract from a poem by William Cowper, poet/hymnologist whom Dr. Martin Luther King often quoted, and who was considered by some to be "the best modern poet" of his day. Great to have this contemporary excerpt from one of the most vocal... See More  

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$65.00
676426

Over 290 years old...

Item #676426

March 31, 1730

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 31, 1730



* 18th Century original

* Over 291 years old



This newspaper is 291 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe, with interesting advertisements as well.

This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. Complete as a single sheet, measuring
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$32.00
676413

A displayable 18th century newspaper...

Item #676413

June 19, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, June 19, 1716 



* Rare title w/ nice masthead



One of the nicer mastheads of the 18th century as it features two handsome engravings (see). Various news reports from Europe. The back page is mostly filled with advertisements and notices.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper, measures 8 1/4 by 14 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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$37.00
676361

See the displayable front page from the 18th century...

Item #676361

December 29, 1720

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 29, 1720 



* Nice masthead engravings



One of my favorite 18th century newspapers with the two nice engravings in the masthead, plus the very decorative first letter in the text (see). Various European reports.

Single sheet, about 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches, good, displayable condition.

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$38.00
676173

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #676173

June 26, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1793



* 18th century American title



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

Pages 3 & 4 include 13 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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$39.00
675961

Large ship advertisements in 1785...

Item #675961

March 19, 1785

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Edinburgh, Scotland, Feb. 2, 1785  The front page has five unusually large illustrated ship advertisements. Front page also has a partial red-inked tax stamp in the lower right corner. News and advertisements of the day. Complete in four pages with some lite rubbing, otherwise in nice condition.

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$36.00
675952

Convicts shipped off to America... Oglethorpe before founding Georgia...

Item #675952

March 13, 1728

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 13, 1728 (1729 by today's calendar) 



* Early James Oglethorpe

* Convicts to America




Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific item noting: "Also the same day nine felons convicts, eight men and one woman, were brought from Oxford City to the Oxford-Arms at Holborn Bridge, and from thence carry'd down the river and put on board a shi... See More  

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$275.00
675777

Handsome, early, displayable newspaper from 1715...

Item #675777

June 09, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, June 9, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




This is one of our favorite early newspapers as it is single sheet, small folio size, and has two great engravings in the masthead making it very nice for display (see images). The front page has various reports from throughout Europe while most of the back page is taken up with ads.

M... See More  

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$33.00
675448

Mutiny on the Bounty... Captain William Bligh...

Item #675448
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790  Near the back is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty.

The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at Sea, which for their Singularity & Importance are worthy to be recorded." which b... See More  

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$215.00
675403

Great 18th century issue for display...

Item #675403

January 30, 1720

THE WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, April 23, 1720



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




This title has one of the more beautiful & intricately engraved mastheads to be seen, and this issue has a particularly lightly-inked impression. Various news items from Europe.

Present are all 6 pages, as more typically the back leaf is lacking as it was often loo... See More  

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$47.00
675362

Washington's letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Savannah...

Item #675362

July 01, 1790

MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 1, 1790 This is a very significant newspaper.  The first column on the back page (page 4) contains the: "Address from the Hebrew Congregation of the city of Savannah, in Georgia, to the President of the United States" signed in type by: Levi Sheftal, President, in behalf of the Hebrew Congregation. This was a... See More  

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$25,000.00
674945

Two 1798 Thanksgiving sermons...

Item #674945

December 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1798  Over a column on the front page is taken up with: "Extracts From a Thanksgiving Sermon, Delivered in the Vicinity of Boston" which is under the heading: "Clerical Patriotism", followed by: "Extracts from the Rev. Dr. Eckley's Discourse on Thanksgiving Day", which carries over to page 2.  The balance of the issue... See More  

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$88.00
674616

Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #674616

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 11, 1783 



* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War




An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last, ... See More  

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$570.00
674356

Was George Washington ever a commissioned officer in the British army?

Item #674356
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795  Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess from the French & Indian War. Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging h... See More  

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$57.00
673671

Reflecting upon Washington crossing the Delaware & the Battle of Trenton...

Item #673671

July 25, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1782  Pg. 2 has a report beginning: "So determined are the French to pursue their favorite plan of annihilating the British power in North America, & particularly to the capturing the British army in New York...to co-operate with General Washington towards the reduction of that important garrison...".

All of pg. 4 & a bit of pg. 5 are... See More  

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$68.00
673575

On Washington retiring from public life...

Item #673575

September 26, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 26, 1796  Page 3 has a nice report: "The Resignation of The President of the United States" which notes in part: "...is at length announced to us in form [was published in a Phila. newspaper on Sept. 17]...there is nothing we can say that will fully express the estimation in which his illustrious & important services a... See More  

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$73.00
673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of th
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$18,500.00
673245

War in the South... Chart of killed & disabled...

Item #673245
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1781  Near the beginning is the "List of the Men Killed or Disabled in the War" which includes various columns, with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more. Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.

Also: "Concerning the Con... See More  

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$68.00
673012

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #673012

June 19, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, June 19, 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.

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$56.00
673010

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #673010

August 23, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 25, 1757, Jan. 15, 1763, Aug. 23, 1766, June 2, 1767, & Dec. 1, 1771. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about... See More  

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$46.00
673007

Set of five different mastheads for the same title...

Item #673007

July 04, 1716

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1707, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734. As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 with two engravings each, all differently slightly, and the last without any masthead engr... See More  

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$99.00
672994

Ten bookplates from the 18th century...

Item #672994

March 05, 1760

LOT OF TEN BOOKPLATES, mostly (if not all) from the 1700's. Various engravings of shields and coats-of-arms, most measuring about 3 by 4 inches, mostly nice.

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$29.00
672946

Calling on the first three frigates of the U.S. Navy...

Item #672946

June 08, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 8, 1797  Page 2 has a report from "Congress" noting in part: "...Another bill has been brought forward for providing for the protection of the trade of the United States by empowering the President...to cause the frigates United States, Constitution, and Constellation to be manned and employed; & also to procure by purchase...a nu... See More  

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$44.00
672944

A great, late 1700's American newspaper...

Item #672944

February 22, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1793  If you are looking for a very nice, typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price. A four page issue with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements. Wide, never-trimmed margins (desired) and in very nice, clean condition.

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$37.00
672923

The Revolutionary War near Richmond...

Item #672923

February 08, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, February 8, 1781  The front page has a report which includes: "...In the flag which arrived here last Thursday from New York came 30 American prisoners, belonging to different parts of New England, who are all sick and in a distressed situation; They left about 170 others in the prison ship, great part of whom are also sick..." & more.

Half o... See More  

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$315.00
672918

Georgians are 'the most lawless & licentious people in America'...

Item #672918

November 30, 1785

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 1785  Page 2 has an item: "The request of the United States to their great and good alley [France] to furnish them with $400,000 in order to bribe the Algerines to a peace meets, it is said, with a very cool reception at Paris...how far that measure may be consistent with the safety & independence of the United States... See More  

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$52.00
672909

Was George Washington ever a commissioned officer in the British army?

Item #672909
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  July, 1795 Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess from the French & Indian War. Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging h... See More  

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$53.00
672908

Maryland ratifies the federal Constitution...

Item #672908

May 29, 1788

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 29, 1788  Of the 8 inside page columns nearly half of them are taken up with the announcement & celebration of the federal Constitution by Maryland. A report datelined from Annapolis has near the beginning: "....the day appointed by the honourable convention of this state for the ratification of the federal government...too... See More  

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$189.00
672861

By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #672861

July 08, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 8, 1795



* 18th century American publication



Published  by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, minor spine wear, generally very... See More  

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$35.00
672837

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #672837

March 27, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 27, 1794



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead and the wide, untrimmed margins. Various news reports of the day with a number of illustrated advertisements on the back page.

Four pages, a little light damp staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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$34.00
672802

Annapolis newspaper from during the French & Indian War...

Item #672802

May 01, 1755

THE MARYLAND GAZETTE, Annapolis, May 1, 1755  This is currently one of the earliest American newspapers we have in inventory, as issues from before the Revolutionary War have become extremely difficult to find. And this issue is from during the French and Indian War.

The front page is taken up with various reports from Europe. Page 2 has a report noting in part: "...from the camp before... See More  

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$2,450.00
672754

Scarce, short-lived newspaper from Philadelphia...

Item #672754

January 13, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 13, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year. Various news reports and advertisements of the day.

Four pages, folio size, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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$82.00
672736

Letter to Washington, responded to by Thomas Jefferson...

Item #672736

August 28, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 28, 1793  Page 3 has a letter from the French minister "To General Washington, President of the United States" but it is responded to by the Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson, as it is a state matter and not meant for the President's attention. It relates to the Citizen Genet Affair & the troubling situation with the on-going French Revolu... See More  

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$43.00
672699

Tyburn, England in 1873... 'God's Tribunal' - off to the Executioner...

Item #672699

November 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783 As stated in Wikipedia: "Tyburn was a village in... present-day London... For many centuries, the name Tyburn was synonymous with capital punishment, it having been the principal place for execution of London criminals and convicted traitors, including many religious martyrs. It was also known as 'God's Tribunal', in the 18th century.&qu... See More  

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$48.00
672614

By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #672614

August 31, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, Aug. 31, 1796



* 18th century American publication



Published  by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, a little light foxing, generall... See More  

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$35.00
672604

Indian troubles in the "West"...

Item #672604

May 28, 1791

THE NEWPORT HERALD, Rhode Island, May 28, 1791 



* Northwest Indian War

* John Armstrong




This is a title we very rarely have the opportunity to offer. Page 3 has a report from Danville, Kentucky, noting: "...Capt. Armstrong & about 30 men were going up the river Ohio & were attacked by a body of Indians...about 20 of Armstrong's men were killed...the Indians have done m... See More  

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$147.00
672520

One of the most intricately engraved mastheads to be had...

Item #672520

April 26, 1729

THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, April 26, 1729  See the photos for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper, showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George slaying a dragon.

The entire front page is taken up with news report... See More  

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$128.00
672492

Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #672492

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782  All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutionary War as Isaac Haynes was hanged by the British under controve... See More  

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$58.00
672479

Numismatic interest... General Hamar's Indian battles...

Item #672479
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1791  One of the plates has several prints of early coins with some descriptive text as well. Another plate has a coastal: "View Near Margate" plus a: "View in Lower Saxony". Another page has an article and a small print of the: "Correct Calculation of the Ensuing Solar Eclipse".

Near the back news reports under t... See More  

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$35.00
672477

Map of Port Royal, the haven for pirates... Ben Franklin returns from France...

Item #672477

November 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1785  Inside has over a full page taken up with: "Peter the Wild Boy" who was quite the sensation at the time.

Also: "Observations on the Properties & Effects of Coffee" & much more. The best item would be the very nice & detailed foldout map of "Old Port Royal" in Jamaica, with an accompanying article:... See More  

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$89.00
672476

Referencing Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown...

Item #672476
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1782  The issue begins with 8 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament" which begins with some mention of the Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown: "...Every member must be convinced that the prosecution of the American War is the object ministers have in view...Having read the 10th article of the capitulation between E. Cornwallis and Gen. W... See More  

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$55.00
672473

Battle of Camden...

Item #672473
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1780  Inside has a lengthy & very detailed letter from Lord Cornwallis to Lord Germain on the battle of Camden, S.C., which begins: "It is with great pleasure that I communicate to your lordship an account of the...victory obtained on the 16th inst. by his Majesty's troops under my command over the rebels of the southern army, commanded ... See More  

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$83.00
672463

Terrific on Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #672463
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1773  Certainly the prime content in this issue is the five page article: "An Epitome of the Voyage round the World by Lt. Cook..." which is the continuation of an ongoing report of his historic voyage (photos show only portions). The related map is lacking

There is also an article: "Queries concerning the Ancient Form of the... See More  

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$41.00
672451

Rare title with the original outer wrappers...

Item #672451

August 01, 1797

THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, August, 1797  This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are in remarkably nice condition as more typically they are quite worn.

The front wrapper includes the title/index page. Among the articles are: "Fair Statement of Grievances in the Navy" "Narrative of the Proceedings of Sir Jervis's Fleet&quo... See More  

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$94.00
672421

Nice plate of Windsor Palace...

Item #672421
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1765  A nice issue of this very famous & successful British magazine from this significant year of the Stamp Act, and some ten years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

One of the features is the very nice full page plate of: "A View of the Royal Palace at Windsor" so closely connected to the Royal Family today. It is acc... See More  

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$47.00
672418

British Jew Bill... Engraving of a church in Charleston...

Item #672418
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1753  This issue contains a great full page print of: "St. Philip's Church in Charles Town, South Carolina" with just a small bit of text on it on the facing page reading: "The church is esteemed one of the most regular & complete structures of the kind in America. The design was sent us from Charles-Town [Charleston] where
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$215.00
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