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683209

Creating the Mason-Dixon Line: map of America...

Item #683209
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 



* Early America map

* Pennsylvania and Maryland

* Mason and Dixon Line creation




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of Ameri... See More  

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$455.00
682988

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #682988

February 24, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (1) Slavery advertisement




Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the back page for the... See More  

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$44.00
681671

The Irish Rebellion of 1798... Philadelphia to be burned?

Item #681671

June 23, 1798

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 23, 1798  Perhaps the prime content are the two articles on page 7 related to the Irish Rebellion, the first being: "STATE OF IRELAND", which contains a proclamation by Lord George Cavendish attempting to preserve the House of Ireland. The second is: POSTSCRIPT. LONDON", which contains several letters with rebellion related news from Belfast,... See More  

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$70.00
680850

Published by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #680850

January 29, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 29, 1794  This issue was published by Benjamin Franklin Bache, Ben's grandson. The front page is filled with ads including 6 illustrated ship ads and a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Dutch servant boy, with details. Various news of the day inside, with more ads as well.

Four pages never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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$38.00
680789

The very historic Duche letter to General Washington... Battle of the Kegs...

Item #680789

February 19, 1778

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778  A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.

The entire front page is a very interesting discussion concerning the Articles of Confederation, headed: "Letter V From a Gentleman in ... See More  

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$1,225.00
680764

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown... report from the French...

Item #680764

February 21, 1782

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Feb. 21, 1782  Page 2 has an extremely significant & historic report from Versailles which has the "Substance of a journal of the operations of a French corps under the command of count de Rochambeau...since the 25th of August last." which includes details of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. The report comes from the supplement to t... See More  

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680749

Two Acts of Congress signed by John Adams...

Item #680749

August 31, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1799  The front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type: John Adams. One is to authorize the sale of: "...certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio...". Other items include: "Rumors of a Naval Engagement" "Fever at Philadelphia".

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680689

George Washington Act of Congress...

Item #680689

July 27, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 27, 1796  Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning duties on carriages, which is signed in type: G. Washington, President of the United States.

Page 3 has reports from Savannah, Philadelphia, New York, Northampton, Portland, Newburyport, and Boston, the latter having reports on the commencement at Harvard ... See More  

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680655

Benjamin Franklin's Plan for the Union... Albany Congress...

Item #680655
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1754



* Benjamin Franklin

* The Albany Congress



 Inside under "America" is a July 29 report from New York about the famous Albany Congress stating that: "...on the 16 instant the lieutenant-governor arrived from Albany ...having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the nations of Indians that attended the congress ... See More  

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680654

Benjamin Franklin's Plan for the Union... Albany Congress...

Item #680654
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1754  Inside under "America" is a July 29 report from New York about the famous Albany Congress stating that: "...on the 16 instant the lieutenant-governor arrived from Albany ...having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the nations of Indians that attended the congress at that place."

The report further notes that... See More  

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680652

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion of the American war...

Item #680652
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779  The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More  

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$48.00
680619

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #680619

March 03, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 3, 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." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue ap... See More  

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$62.00
680608

Published by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #680608

January 28, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1794  This issue was published by Benjamin Franklin Bache, Ben's grandson. The front page is filled with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads and a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Dutch servant boy, with details. Various news of the day inside, with more ads as well.

Four pages never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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$38.00
680607

Death of Governor James Bowdoin...

Item #680607

November 24, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1790 The front page has: "Mr. Bowdoin" being a brief report announcing the death of James Bowdoin, a former Massachusetts governor and scholar, plus the "Order Of Procession" for his funeral.

A page 3 report from "Philadelphia" says the President was about to leave Mt. Vernon "...on his return to the seat of g... See More  

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680585

Constitutional Convention at few weeks away...

Item #680585

May 09, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 9, 1787  The top of page 3 has an interesting ad: "A Second Course of Lectures By a Lady" with details. Various news reports and a wealth of ads including 8 ftpg. illus. ship ads.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$43.00
680460

Two Acts of Congress signed by John Adams...

Item #680460

August 31, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1799  The front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type: John Adams. One is to authorize the sale of: "...certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio...". Other items include: "Rumors of a Naval Engagement" "Fever at Philadelphia".

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$49.00
680444

Oneida Indians at Washington's headquarters...

Item #680444

March 06, 1779

MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, March 6, 1779  Page 2 has various item under: "American News" which has news from the Caribbean.

Page 3 has various tidbits of items from America including one noting: "...from Philadelphia says, that a number of Indians of the Oneida nation are arrived at general Washington's headquarters; they are to join colonel Morgan's... See More  

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680422

Letter from the President, John Adams...

Item #680422

May 02, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, May 2, 1798  Page 3 contains the: "...answer of the President To the Citizens of Philadelphia, the District of Southwark, and the northern liberties." signed in type John Adams.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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$41.00
680332

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #680332

May 28, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) Slavery advertisements




Eighteenth century American publications are scarce to find. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including two on the front page regardi... See More  

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$48.00
680258

18th century Philadelphia, Pennsylvania......

Item #680258

January 26, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1795



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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$36.00
680006

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #680006

May 29, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 29, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American title



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 Jeffersonian-... See More  

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$67.00
679514

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #679514

June 22, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 22, 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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$67.00
679456

Handsome Revolutionary War newspaper with war content...

Item #679456

April 04, 1780

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 4, 1780 



* Revolutionary War

* Great masthead




This issue has one of the more decorative mastheads of the colonial era with exceeding ornate filigree work around the lettering, plus an engraving of a 3 masted ship.

The front page has an extract of a letter from Lord George Germaine to Major General Howe which concerns t... See More  

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679116

Colonial Boston, with the Supplement issue attached...

Item #679116

June 06, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages." Else... See More  

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678765

The day war was officially declared...

Item #678765

June 19, 1812

THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, June 19, 1812 



* War of 1812 declaration by United States (day of)



On this very day it became official that a state of war existed between the United States and Great Britain, so it is not surprising that this issue has much war-related content.

Page 3 has a lengthy item concerning war which includes a quote from James Madis... See More  

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678763

It's war against England...

Item #678763

June 29, 1812

THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, June 29, 1812  This is just the 2nd issue after the declaration of war against England, beginning the War of 1812. So it is not surprising that there are several reports concerning relations with England.

The complete front page is taken up with correspondence concerning relations with England, prefaced with a nice form the Presid... See More  

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678034

Map of Hudson River region... Franklin on exchange of prisoners...

Item #678034
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778  Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long Island to Lake Ontario with considerable detail.

This map measures 9 by 13 inches in very nice condition. Trimmed at the bottom r... See More  

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678007

Washington crosses the Delaware... Much more...

Item #678007
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1777  This issue has much good content on the Revolutionary War, with talk of troop movements in New Jersey and the vicinity.

The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776" which describes his crossing of the Delaware River, reading in part: "I have the pleasu... See More  

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678003

Terrific & rare map of the Philadelphia vicinity... Battle of Trenton...

Item #678003
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, by N. Scull & G. Heap" which shows the street grid of Philadelphia plus the various towns, roads, streams & rivers in the greater Phila. vicinity.

The map measures 12 by 14 1/2 inches and is in uncommonly... See More  

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677978

Map of South Pole plus much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #677978
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1776  This is a fine issue from this significant year of the Revolutionary War, with much war-related content.

Included are two pages on an: "Act for Prohibiting all Trade with America" which is followed by an: "Act of Massachusetts Bay for Fitting out Armed Vessels" which takes 3 pages.

Also reported here is a: "D
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677975

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #677975

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

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

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$58.00
677502

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

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* 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
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677133

Washington's concerns about apportioning numbers for Congress...

Item #677133

April 07, 1792

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1792



* President George Washington

* United States Congress




Page 3 has a letter from the President to Congress concerning his thoughts on apportioning representatives for the House according to the first census. Hid notes his two objections. Signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, untrimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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$74.00
677096

Closing events of the Revolutionary War...

Item #677096

September 11, 1782

THE FREEMAN'S JOURNAL OR NORTH AMERICAN INTELLIGENCER, Philadelphia, Sept. 11, 1782  Most of the front page is taken up with a list of the British ships lost, taken or destroyed during the Revolutionary War, listed by year.

Inside pages have various reports on the closing events of the Revolutionary War, including a defense by a person wrongly accused of: "...an abandonment of the c... See More  

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676541

Poem to Ben Franklin with lightning rod reference...

Item #676541
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1754  Near the back is a half page poem titled: "To Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Philadelphia, on his Experiments and Discoveries in Electricity" which is dated from "Cooper River, S. Carolina, Sept. 20, 1753".

At the bottom of the poem are two footnotes, one reading: "By the application of a rod of iron, or a wire, the ... See More  

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676498

Philadelphia described... Discussion on the Jew Bill...

Item #676498
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1753  Pages 1 through 4 are taken up with a fascinating article titled: "A Compleat View of the Controversy concerning the late Act in favour of the Jews". The subheads include: "Reasons for the Jews Bill and Answers" and "Objections to the Jews Bill and Answers". There are 13 "Objections", each with an answ... See More  

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675724

Very descriptive account of Louisiana...

Item #675724

November 21, 1803

AURORA FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 1803. This "For The Country" edition was done in a shortened format, just single sheet with a simple one column masthead.

This issue has the entire front page taken up with the beginning of a continuing article: "Account Of Louisiana" which was recently purchased from France. Some of the subheads include: "Boundaries" &q... See More  

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674608

Capital moves to Princeton due to troubles with angry soldiers over lack of pay...

Item #674608

August 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 19, 1783 



* Princeton, New Jersey becomes Capital of U.S.



Page 2 has a nice account of the insurrection by solders in Philadelphia due to  being furloughed without their pay, noting in part: "...The Congress have thought fit to remove themselves to Prince Town [Princeton], the malcontents, consisting principally if not wholly, of the disband... See More  

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674496

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #674496
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company o... See More  

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$7,350.00
674043

From the earliest months of its existence... Negro for sale...

Item #674043

March 23, 1797

PORCUPINES GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American title



All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead.

Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements inc... See More  

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673904

The French to leave America... Trade has to wait for a formal agreement...

Item #673904

March 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 6, 1783  Page 3 has two small bits: "All the ships that have cargoes for America are ordered to wait till a final commercial settlement has taken place between this country and the United States." and also: "Letters from Philadelphia mention that Congress were settling matters with the French for their finally quitting the dominions of the U... See More  

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673867

Unusual newspaper...

Item #673867

November 08, 1813

GROTJAN'S PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC SALE REPORT, Nov. 8, 1813 



* Early stock market



All 4 pages are taken up with charts of item, their values, and information on a wide variety of goods.

An almost square newspaper, measuring 10 1/2 by 12 inches, slightly irregular at the blank spine, good condition.... See More  

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673668

Independence of America will destroy the marine power of England... A plan for capturing General Greene...

Item #673668

July 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independenc... See More  

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673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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673586

Benjamin Rush listed as University of Pennsylvania Trustee...

Item #673586
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, April 30, 1807 



* Rare Benjamin Rush mention



Page 4 of this issue has: "UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA", followed by a listing of all the universities Trustees including, "Benjamin Rush M.D. Professor of theory and practice of Phisick, and of Clinical Medicine". 

Complete in 4 pages, some rubbing and damp... See More  

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673544

The premiere issue of the war: the Declaration of Independence…

Item #673544

August 17, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




Certainly the overriding significance of this issue is the complete printing of arguably the most important document in American history, headed: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America... See More  

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673459

Congress moves to Washington, D.C., and the first state-of-the-union address at the new Capitol...

Item #673459

December 01, 1800

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1800 



* New Federal Capital - Congress

* President John Adams

* State of the Union Address




A quite historic issue on the move of the federal capital to its new, permanent site of Washington, D.C.

The ftpg. has two Acts of Congress, one: "...appointing the time & directing the place of the next meeting of Congress...That the session ... See More  

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$144.00
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
... See More  

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$16,500.00
673225

From the earliest months of its existence... Negro for sale...

Item #673225

March 21, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 21, 1797  All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead.

Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements including one headed: "The Time Of... See More  

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$78.00
673178

Census report from New Jersey...

Item #673178
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1749  Nearly a full page is taken up with charts showing the population of New Jersey in 1738 and 1745. Included among the columns are those labeled: "Male Slaves" "Female Slaves" and "Total of Slaves".

Also a chart of those: "Buried in the several Burying Grounds of Philadelphia", columns headed by r
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$39.00
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