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693318

18th century Baltimore... 5 slavery advertisement2...

Item #693318

September 10, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 7, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) runaway slave advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 9 illustrated ship & two runaway slave ads. Another one is on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in nice condition.... See More  

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$46.00
693038

Advertising Albany land for sale...

Item #693038

June 02, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE England,  June 2, 1770  



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




Inside has an interesting advertisement headed: "American Lands" promoting the sale of: "...thirty-five thousand acres of choice land in the  county of Albany and province of New York...situated in a populous and flourishing part of the county..." with a b... See More  

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$28.00
692962

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #692962

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 10, 1758, Nov. 4, 1760, Jan. 20, 1763, Jan. 12, 1768, & Fed. 1, 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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$77.00
692954

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #692954

June 24, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 24, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication



This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffer... See More  

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$57.00
692829

General Howe proclamations in a 1777 Tory newspaper... The latest war news...

Item #692829

November 26, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations




This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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$415.00
692758

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #692758

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 7, 1758, May 15, 1760, Jan. 20, 1763, Jan. 5, 1768, & Jan. 30, 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 coloni... See More  

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$77.00
692740

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #692740

March 17, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 17, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American publication



This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffe... See More  

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$62.00
692629

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #692629

February 11, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 11, 1795



* 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, generally nice.... See More  

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$35.00
692620

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #692620

October 31, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 31, 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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$30.00
692362

A "call to arms" for Londoners in support of America

Item #692362

September 27, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 27, 1775  The front page has some reports on the actions of Major Rogers in Maryland & Virginia. Also mention of work of the Virginia Provincial Convention. Plus a report of a soldier: "...who\ is on his parole in Gen. Wooster's camp. This person having been observed to follow at a distance, a load of powder on its way to the camp at Camb... See More  

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$685.00
692307

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #692307

April 21, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 21, 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
692301

Ben Franklin's famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #692301

November 30, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 30, 1774  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 this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a
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$15,800.00
691166

President John Adams responds... Society of the Cincinnati...

Item #691166

July 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 14, 1798  



* Society of the Cincinnati

* President John Adams




The front page has an extract of the President's answer to the Address of the (Society of) Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, signed in type: John Adams. Also has his answer to an address from the Legislature of New Hampshire, signed in type: John Adams.

Also on the front page is much on ... See More  

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$62.00
690977

Rare 1708 Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #690977

November 23, 1708

A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, Nov. 23, 1708 



* Rare Daniel Defoe periodical

* Early 18th century original




From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original pr... See More  
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$58.00
690215

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

Item #690215

November 20, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 20, 1798



* 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 tiny bindin... See More  

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$42.00
689474

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

Item #689474

December 21, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 21, 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, nice condition.... See More  

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$42.00
689258

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #689258

August 14, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, Aug. 14, 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
689255

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #689255

April 28, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 28, 1744  This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short ... See More  

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$135.00
689254

Decorative Act of Parliament, 1747...

Item #689254

January 01, 1747

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1747  Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for the better securing the Payment of Shares of Prizes taken from the Enemy, to the Royal Hospital at Greenwich; and for preventing the Embezzlement of Goods and Stores belonging to the said Hospital."

A decorative document given the displayable title p... See More  

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$45.00
689243

Ten London newspapers from the 1790's...

Item #689243

May 04, 1795

(10) THE SUN and THE TIMES were two of the more famous & successful of British newspapers in the late 18th century. The Times remains one of the iconic papers of the world, having begun in 1788 and is still printing today. It was the first newspaper to have "Times" in the title, since lending its name to innumerable newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Here is a lot of ten issu... See More  

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$72.00
689239

18th century Baltimore... slavery ads...

Item #689239

May 04, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 4, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) slaves related advertisements

* Land for sale along the Potomac River




The full ftpg. is taken up with advertisements including 14 illustrated ship ads. The back page has 2 runaway slave ads. Also a land for sale for the Washington D.C. area. (see)

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$57.00
689237

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

Item #689237

April 30, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 30, 1798



* 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, a little light ... See More  

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$42.00
689235

Captain Cook in the South Pacific... Foldout map of a county in Scotland...

Item #689235
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1777  News reports near the back have just a few items on the Revolutionary War, including: "...As to news I cannot inform you of any except that our grand army is retiring from the Jerseys...". And then "...last advices received from Gen. Howe...he was then in motion with the main body of the army in the Jerseys to attack Philadelphi
... See More  

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$48.00
689231

From the closing months of Washington's administration...

Item #689231

October 05, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Oct. 5, 1796  A very typical late 18th century American newspaper with a good mix of news reports of the day and advertisements. A fine opportunity for an early newspaper at a low price.

Four pages, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 327 - released for February, 2023...

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$37.00
689227

Reward advertisements for runaway slave & bitch...

Item #689227

January 07, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 7, 1793



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave & bitch advertisements




The front page is filled with advertisements. News of the day on pages 2 & 3. Page 3 also has a interesting ad for: "Bitch Lost; Fifteen Dollars Reward" which is for a runaway dog.

The bottom of the back page has a advertisement for:... See More  

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$42.00
689209

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

Item #689209

June 13, 1793

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 13, 1793  If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper from George Washington's administration which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title has one of the more decorative mastheads of the era, with an engraving of the then-coat-of-arms featuring an Indian with a bow & arrow.

Fo... See More  

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$45.00
689194

Historic Proclamation by the King formally ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #689194

February 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783  Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King, the King of Spain, the States General of  the United Provinces, and the United States of Am... See More  

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$845.00
689189

Map of Barbados, Tobago & more...

Item #689189
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1749  Perhaps the best feature of this issue is the great title page engraving of the skyline of London from the mid-18th century, with St. Paul's Cathedral dominating.

Also of much interest is the half page map of the: "Islands of Tobago, Barbadoes, etc." with a related article. Also shown are St. Vincent, Granada, a portion of Trinidad &am... See More  

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$58.00
689187

On the resignation of General Burgoyne...

Item #689187

April 18, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 18, 1780  The entire front page, two-thirds of page 2, and half of page 3 are taken up with: "...the various letters that passed between the late and present secretary at War and Lieutenant General Burgoyne, previous to that officer's resignation of his military employments.", with various references to his ... See More  

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$458.00
689171

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #689171

June 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798  A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.

The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. Soon after the end of the Revolutionary War the ships were sold & the Continental N... See More  

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$895.00
689164

Major Rogers captured by Indians, then escapes...

Item #689164
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1768  Among the items in this issue are: "Unsuccessful Trial to Cure Canine Madness" "An Account of the Antiquities of Athens" "Dr. P's Discoveries Concerning the Rhinoceros Justified" "List of Members in the Present Parliament" which takes 8 pages.

Also: "An Account of the Horned Viper of Egypt"... See More  

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$45.00
689163

Maps of Jamaica and Havana, Cuba...

Item #689163
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  Although typically missing from most issues, this magazine still contains the full page plate titled: "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail. Accompanying this map is a nice and detailed article on Jamaica which describes it geographically, gives a bit of history on how it was settled, and some text on its economy.... See More  

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$198.00
689162

Jamaica, Cuba & the Caribbean... Early electricity...

Item #689162
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  This magazine is missing the plates of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" and "Plan of the City and Harbour of the Havanna", Cuba, but there is a report near the back which relates to it, beginning: "Porto Rico is a large Spanish island, well fortified; and Hispaniola belonging to both France & Spain is much larger ... See More  

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$62.00
689160

Cape Breton & Louisbourgh in Canada...

Item #689160
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Directions to Make Cyder Exceeding French Wine" "Recipe to Present Sea Sickness" "Scheme to Tax Tickets for Plays, etc." and many more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day, including an "Ex
... See More  

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$55.00
689159

The Garden of Eden... Much on early Hebrew history...

Item #689159
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1738  Certainly the most interesting article within this issue is one titled: "Account of the Garden of Eden..." which begins: "Moses tells us that the Ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat...And that afterwards mankind journeyed from thence & settled in the land of Shinar..." with much more.

Another artic
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$65.00
689158

Admiral Nelson victorious at the Battle of the Nile...

Item #689158
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1799  The prime content in this issue is the excellent and detailed account of Sir Horatio Nelson's victory over French at the Battle of the Nile, or the Battle of Aboukir Bay. This is actually part of a very lengthy continuing article from a previous issue. Included are two letters datelined form the Vanguard at the Mouth of the Nile, both dated... See More  

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$62.00
689157

Death of John Hancock...

Item #689157
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793  Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock.  Perhaps it is not unexpected that the death of this notable person, who had been such a thorn in the side of England during the years ... See More  

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$58.00
689152

North Carolina ratifies the Constitution... Albany described...

Item #689152
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1789  The issue begins with a full page: "Description of the City of Albany" (plate is lacking). Other items include: "Memoirs of The Bastille"; a very interesting & detailed: "Letter III - Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travels Into the Eastern States..." which takes over 5 pages; a full page chart: "... See More  

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$125.00
689106

On Thomas Paine's 'The Rights of Man'...

Item #689106

June 12, 1792

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 12, 1792  Page 3 has a report noting in part: "Mr. Paine's second part of the Rights of Man...is considered by all true Republicans as an inimitable performance. It shews what kings are, and what chief magistrates should be. It exposes & ridicules the pomp and splendor of power..." with more.

Four pages, neve... See More  

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$38.00
689081

Is the pursuit of independence worth the effort?

Item #689081

April 22, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 22, 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.

Over two-thirds of the front page is taken up with the text of two Bills being considered in Parliament relating to America. The first is a: "DRA... See More  

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$435.00
689079

A Loyalist states why America is at war...

Item #689079

February 28, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Feb. 28, 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.

Half of the front page first column is a: "Proclamation" signe... See More  

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$470.00
688925

Captain James Cook in the South Pacific... Early balloon flights...

Item #688925
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska

* Early ballooning flight - Montgolfier




This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.

There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and ... See More  

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$62.00
688899

Handsome newspaper from 1794...

Item #688899

February 04, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1794  Page 2 is mostly taken up with "Federal Legislature--Debate on Mr. Madison's Resolutions, continued". Pages 1 and 4 are taken up with ads and notices.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.

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$40.00
688893

Handsome newspaper from the late 18th century...

Item #688893

October 01, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Oct. 1, 1796  A very typical late 18th century American newspaper with a good mix of news reports of the day and advertisements. A fine opportunity for an early newspaper at a low price.

Four pages, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 326 (released for January, 2023)...

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$37.00
688884

Death of General Anthony Wayne...

Item #688884

December 31, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 31, 1796  Page 3 has a brief yet very notable report: "Died on Wednesday night, the3 14th instant, at Presque Isle, his excellency ANTHONY WAYNE, commander in chief of the federal army..." followed by a poem to his memory.

Four pages, damp staining near the margins, a 2 1/2 by 2 inch piece was torn from the top of the back leaf... See More  

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$58.00
688870

Handsome, early, displayable newspaper from 1715...

Item #688870

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
688863

The Black Act, used to pursue the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin...

Item #688863

April 22, 1727

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 22, 1727  The front page, all of page 2 and half of page 3 are taken up with essentially a re-stating of the 'Black Act' of 1723, which made poaching (commonly deer) a capital offense. It was this Act which was used to pursue the infamous Dick Turpin, before he turned to highway robbery.

Eight pages, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 326 (released for January, 2023)...

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$48.00
688818

Continental currency, PMG certified...

Item #688818

January 14, 1779

CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $20note, Philadelphia, January 14, 1779  Engraved devices on both sides, red and black ink. Two signatures, decorative border which includes: "United States of North America". This is a PMG certified note (see below) "slabbed" within their holder for condition verification. Graded at "15 Choice Fine" as noted on the slab.

Printed by Hall &a... See More  

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$335.00
688806

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #688806

March 09, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 9, 1798  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." Note the engraving of a porcupine in the masthead. He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Je... See More  

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$62.00
688802

Trouble with Indians...

Item #688802

May 22, 1792

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 22, 1792  The front page is filled with ads including  six illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has two reports concerning problems with the Indians.

Among the back page ads is an illus. one for John McAllister whips and canes.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, several creases, nice condition.

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$38.00
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