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688649

18th century Baltimore... slaves advertisements...

Item #688649

November 10, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 10, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (8) slaves related advertisements




The full ftpg. is taken up with ads including 10 illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has 4 slavery related ads. And the back page has 4 more. (see)

Four pages, minor light foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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$52.00
688601

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

Item #688601

June 08, 1721

THE POST-BOY, London, June 8, 1721



* 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, 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches, very nice, displayable condition.

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$32.00
688575

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1666...

Item #688575

January 14, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 14, 1666



* 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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$72.00
688568

Ten London newspapers from the 1790's...

Item #688568

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
688555

18th century Baltimore...slave advertisements...

Item #688555

December 21, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 21, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) slaves related advertisements




The full ftpg. is taken up with ads including 5 illustrated ship ads & 4 slave related ads. The back page has another slave ad. (see) Also a land for sale for the Washington D.C. area.

Four pages, some light staining, minor margin wear, generally ... See More  

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$45.00
688502

Virginia mention in 1666, and mention of the Great Plague...

Item #688502

July 30, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 30, 1666  An extremely early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun just one year prior in 1665 and is still publishing today. This is issue #74.

This issue has some desirable content. The front page has two mentions of the "New World", Virginia more specifically, in the very first paragraph: ... See More  

Added to Catalog 319 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$228.00
688492

Boston newspaper with Loyalist leanings... Opinions on Massachusetts clergy re the Charter...

Item #688492

December 26, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, December 26, 1768  The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony of the Massachusetts...upon this question--Whether to Surrender the... See More  

Added to Catalog 319 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$155.00
688491

Would reject independence if offered... Regarding representation in Parliament...

Item #688491

April 04, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, April 4, 1768  Inside has most of a page taken up with a letter from the Speaker of the Mass. Assembly to one of the King's Secretaries of State, which includes: "...it seems to be conclusive that as those acts were made with the sole & express purpose of raising a revenue out of America, the subjects here are in those instances unfortunately ... See More  

Added to Catalog 319 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$182.00
688404

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisement...

Item #688404

September 06, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 6, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) runaway slave advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 12 illustrated ship & two runaway slave ads.

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

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$42.00
688389

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisement...

Item #688389

July 06, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 6, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) runaway slave advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 12 illustrated ship ads and 2 slave related ads. (see) Pages 2,3 & 4 have another slavery related ad.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, damp staining at a few areas, generally nice.... See More  

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$40.00
688363

Signed by New York governor John Jay... 1798...

Item #688363

January 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Jan. 20, 1798 



* Governor John Jay

* His response to the New York Senate




The back page has the "Answer of the Senate of the State of New York to the Speech of...John Jay, Governor..." which is followed by his response, signed in type: John Jay.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.... See More  

Added to Catalog 319 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$45.00
688362

1791 Daniel Mendoza... Jewish boxing...

Item #688362

June 03, 1791

THE WORLD, London, June 3, 1791 



* Daniel Mendoza vs. William Ward

* Jewish boxer - boxing  challenge




Page 2 has an article: "Boxing" "Ward and Mendoza" which is a report on the planned match between these two boxers, but it was stopped before it happened by the local magistrates. This was also very early in the charging of admission to attend and nice to have... See More  

Added to Catalog 319 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$65.00
688361

The situation with America... Report from Charleston...

Item #688361

August 04, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 4, 1779  



* American Revolutionary War

* Report from Charleston, South Carolina




A brief item on pg. 2 notes: "...an express was received from South Carolina that General Prevost had made himself master of Charlestown [Charleston] the 11th ult, which he had carried by assault." See images for more details.

Over half of the f... See More  

Added to Catalog 319 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$55.00
688310

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #688310

June 27, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 27, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 3 runaway slave advertisements




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 o... See More  

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$62.00
688306

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #688306

September 08, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 8, 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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$33.00
688287

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #688287

June 30, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 30, 1668



* 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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$57.00
688264

Horatio Nelson granted a title of baron for his victory on the Nile...

Item #688264

December 14, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 14, 1798  Page 2 begins with an: "Address To the President of  the United States" from the state of Vermont concerning the troubling relationship with France, followed by his: "Answer" signed: John Adams.

Page 2 also has some follow-up on the Battle of the Nile including a letter signed by: Horatio Nelson, and a ... See More  

Added to Catalog 319 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$49.00
688263

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #688263

April 15, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 15, 1778  This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for a man who deserted the ship "Nancy Transport".

Page 2 includes reports from ... See More  

Added to Catalog 319 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$295.00
688180

Over 293 years old...

Item #688180

October 07, 1729

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 7, 1729



* 18th Century original

* Over 291 years old



This newspaper is 293 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 ab
... See More  

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$32.00
688178

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

Item #688178

June 18, 1720

THE POST-BOY, London, June 18, 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, 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches, very nice, displayable condition.

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$35.00
687952

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #687952

January 25, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 25, 1668



* 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
687932

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1697...

Item #687932

February 17, 1697

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 17, 1697



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Nearing the beginning 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... See More  

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$35.00
687818

Rare Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #687818

October 16, 1708

A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, Oct. 16, 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
687575

American merchants distressed... An encounter with a great whale..

Item #687575

January 21, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 21, 1768  The front page has reports from America - two from Boston and another from Providence, Rhode Island. One of the former gives details of an unusual encounter with a great whale, and the latter briefly mentions the distress that merchants are experiencing due to the importation of goods and the additional burdens which have been placed upon them. Page 6 h... See More  

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$55.00
687574

An alternative to Capital punishment?

Reports from America... Colonists economically distressed by duties..

Item #687574

January 19, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768  This issue may start with a review of a book on Gout and end with a set of fables, but within are a set of reports from America and the description for how Denmark handles certain capitol offenses - all of which make interesting period reading. Other news of the day from locations  throughout the world are also present.

The reports from America in... See More  

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$75.00
687430

A rare & desirable Loyalist newspaper... Reacting to the Intolerable Acts...

Item #687430

September 15, 1774

RIVINGTON'S NEW-YORK GAZETTEER; or, the CONNECTICUT, HUDSON'S RIVER, NEW-JERSEY, and QUEBEC WEEKLY ADVERTISER, New York, Sept. 15, 1774  James Rivington, the famous printer of this newspaper, had an interesting career.

He began this newspaper in 1773 initially with an impartial stance which shifted as a revolution loomed and public opinion polarized, until by late 1774 he was ad... See More  

Item from Catalog 320 (released for July, 2022)...

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$2,840.00
687295

On the Battle of Bunker Hill... Washington named commander-in-chief.. So much more....

Item #687295

July 05, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, July 5, 1775  Nice engraving in the masthead of a post boy on horseback.

The front page has a letter from an officer in General Gage's regiment heading for Boston, which details his reason for wanting to retire, noting: "...As I cannot, without reproach from my own conscience, consent to bear arms against my fellow subjects in Am... See More  

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$4,825.00
687289

Major Andre's letter on being captured... Battle of King's Mountain...

Item #687289

November 02, 1780

THE NEW-YORK PACKET and the AMERICAN ADVERTISER, Fishkill, Nov. 2, 1780  This is a very rare title, in fact our database indicates this is the first we have offered. And it's a handsome newspaper as well with a very detailed engraving of a ship in the masthead.

It has a curious history.

It began publication in New York City Jan. 4, 1776 but was suspended with the issue of Aug. 29, 1776 ... See More  

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$1,125.00
687287

The King addressses Parliament on the dire situation in America...

Item #687287

February 23, 1782

THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE and GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, Feb. 23, 1782  This is certainly one of the less common titles from the Revolutionary War era.

Page 2 has a letter that notes in part: "...the Americans might yet be brought back to a constitutional subordination to this country!...". Also: "The troops destined for the American reinforcement for the campaign of 1782... See More  

Item from Catalog 319 (released for June, 2022)...

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$640.00
687194

Likely the most desired masthead of the 18th century...

Item #687194

October 23, 1770

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Or Thomas's Boston Journal, October 27, 1774  It would be difficult to properly place both the scarcity and desirability of this newspaper in the confect of American history. This issue has the famous "Join Or Die" engraving stretching across the masthead.

In the same way that the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" issue of the Chicago Tribune is com... See More  

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$18,500.00
687187

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #687187

November 07, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 7, 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
687168

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #687168

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 2, 1757, March 4, 1762, March 14, 1767, Nov. 15, 1770, & Nov. 17, 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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$72.00
687066

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #687066

August 05, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 5, 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
686864

Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #686864

April 24, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 24, 1793 



* President George Washington

* Thomas Jefferson




The front page begins with an Act of Congress "...providing an annual allowance for the Education of Hugh Mercer." which is signed in type by the President; Go. WASHINGTON, and also by: Th. Jefferson as Secretary of State.

Also on the ftpg: "Queen of France" references the ... See More  

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$75.00
686748

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1671...

Item #686748

June 26, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 26, 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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$44.00
686746

Ben Franklin's famous kite experiment...

Item #686746
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752



* Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment described



Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page.

The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the r... See More  

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$680.00
686253

Very displayable masthead...

Item #686253

April 09, 1720

WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, April 9, 1720



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




The most significant feature of this issue is the very ornate & displayable engraving in the masthead, which also contains the extension to the title: "...With Freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick."

Various European news reports with the back leaf mostly fil... See More  

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$38.00
686090

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #686090

September 04, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 4, 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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$29.00
685880

Displayable Act of Parliament... 1759...

Item #685880

January 01, 1759

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1759  Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for adding certain annuities...to the joint stock...and for carrying the several duties therein mentioned to the Sinking fund..."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Twenty pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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$34.00
685715

On the capture of St. Eustatius...

Item #685715

April 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1781



* Islands of the Caribbean

* Revolutionary War era




 The back 2 pages have various correspondence concerning the capture of St. Eustatius, when the British seized the Dutch-owned island in the Caribbean.

Both plates called for are present (see).


Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, a bit close-trimmed at the right margin of the title/contents ... See More  

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$31.00
685711

Ornate masthead in this Dublin newspaper...

Item #685711

May 05, 1791

THE DUBLIN CHRONICLE, Ireland, May 5, 1791  Ornate lettering int he  masthead of this uncommon title. Filled with news items from Europe, and discussion in the "House of Commons" on the: "Quebec Bill". 

Eight pages, 9 1/4 by 12 inches, pgs. 3 & 4 close-trimmed at the bottom affects some words, otherwise good condition.

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$47.00
685709

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #685709

July 04, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 4, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




The front page, most of pg. 2 & some of page 5 are taken up with a lengthy letter from the U.S. ambassadors to the French ministers of state concerning the XYZ Affair, including an introductory note signed by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice cond... See More  

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$53.00
685345

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #685345

December 19, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 19, 1670



* 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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$46.00
685297

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

Item #685297

March 26, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 26, 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, generally in ve... See More  

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$45.00
685248

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #685248

April 14, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 14, 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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$32.00
684955

Handsome masthead from 1795...

Item #684955

October 21, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 21, 1795 



* 18th century American publication



Page 2 has reports from: "France, National Convention" taking over half of the page. Page 3 has reports from "Kentucky" Maryland" "New York" and elsewhere.

This is the newspaper by the famed printer Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, decorative masthead, a... See More  

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$39.00
684895

Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #684895

October 16, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 16, 1799 



* Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War



The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served ag... See More  

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$49.00
684794

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1681...

Item #684794

February 13, 1681

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 13, 1681



* 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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$44.00
684249

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1673...

Item #684249

June 16, 1673

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 16, 1673



* Among the earliest of 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 by 10 3/... See More  

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$44.00
684157

Early newspaper from 1746 Amsterdam...

Item #684157

June 21, 1746

LES ETATS DE HOLLANDE [The States of Holland], Amsterdam, June 21, 1746 



* Rare 18th century title

* Nice masthead




An interesting, little newspaper from this Dutch city, printed in French, featuring an engraving in the middle of the masthead. At the back is the: "Suite Des Nouvelles d' Amsterdam" which would seem to be a supplemental sheet. Measures 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches,... See More  

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$33.00
684156

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

Item #684156

April 03, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 3, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving - 18th century America

* Illustrated farms for sale 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 i... See More  

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$47.00
684007

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #684007

April 25, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 25, 1670



* 18th century watermark of a crown

* 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 ... See More  

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$52.00
683972

1781 military pay document...

Item #683972

December 12, 1782

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Dec. 12, 1781. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, and is written out for "Thirteen Shillings".

Measures 6 by 5 inches, lightly inked, archival mend on the back side, genera... See More  

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$110.00
683520

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #683520

March 31, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 31, 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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$32.00
683451

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

Item #683451

September 21, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 21, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title



The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads.

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

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$36.00
683306

Work towards putting the Jay Treaty into effect...

Item #683306

May 23, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 23, 1796  The front page is filled with ads including 22 illustrated ship ads. All of page 2 is taken up with discussion on carrying into effect the Jay Treaty with England.

The back page is full of ads as well including two reward ads for runaways.

Four pages, purple-tinted staining does not affect readability, otherwise in good conditi... See More  

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683305

Considerable reporting on the trouble with Indians in America...

Item #683305

November 07, 1682

THE LOYAL PROTESTANT and TRUE DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE, or, NEWS both from City and Countrey.  London, April 26, 1681  Printed just below the masthead: "Published to prevent False, Scandalous and Seditious Reports." This is one of the very scarce titles from the 17th century as I believe we have only offered a few in the past 46 years.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 1/4 by ... See More  

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683299

News from Jamaica...

Item #683299

December 01, 1792

JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, Dec. 1, 1792  Two wood engravings in the masthead and a red tax stamp on the front page. Mostly European reports however page 3 has some detail concerning the growing sugar-maple cultivation in New Your and Pennsylvania.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small repaired loss at the bottom of the blank spine not touching any text, nice condition.

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683298

From Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, not commonly offered...

Item #683298

February 04, 1786

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, Feb. 4, 1786  A handsome newspapers not commonly encountered on the collector market, with news events mostly from the United Kingdom but elsewhere in Europe as well. A wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a full red tax stamp on the front page, nice condition.

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683273

Printed just before the Stamp Act...

Item #683273

June 14, 1764

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE OR THE BRITISH EVENING POST, London, June 14, 1764  Typical news of the day from the year before the hated Stamp Act too effect in the American colonies.

Four pages, some foxing mostly near the margins, minor repairs at the spine.

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683255

Reports relating to the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #683255

August 05, 1783

THE YORK COURANT, England, Aug. 5, 1783  This is a title we rarely have an opportunity to offer. The front page has a letter to Sir Guy Carleton at New York concerning the recapture of the Bahama Islands. Page 2 has a few reports concerning the end of the war, and work on the treaty of peace. Close-trimming affects some words.

Four pages, close-trimmed at the bottom margin affects some words... See More  

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683254

Quite rare & early newspaper... An encounter with highwaymen...

Item #683254

January 01, 1736

THE OLD WHIG, OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, Jan. 1, 1735-6  A very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures 9 1/2 by 15 in.). 

This title only published for just 4 years. A few essays plus a good variety of news reports of the day including a page 3 report of a stagecoach passenger's encounter with highwaymen (robbers).

Four pages, wide, never-trim... See More  

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683252

London life, at the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #683252

May 06, 1783

THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, May 6, 1783  As might be expected the news reports are almost entirely European, just the end of the Revolutionary War. No war-related reports are within.

Four pages, good condition.

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683248

From Birmingham, England, before the Revolutionary War...

Item #683248

September 14, 1772

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Sept. 14, 1772  This is the only18th century title we have offered from Birmingham. Filled with various news & ads of the day, it is full folio size with 4 pages with a full red-inked tax stamp on the front page. Some ink stains, minor dirtiness, generally good condition.

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683245

From Dublin, Ireland... Ships in North America...

Item #683245

February 11, 1758

PUE'S OCCURRENCES, Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 11, 1758  An early Irish newspaper with news from various corners of Europe. Page 3 has two Proclamations by the Mayor of Dublin. Other Irish & European news reports.

Four pages, 10 1/2 by 17 inches, never-trimmed margins, scattered foxing, generally good condition.

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683210

Early ad for playing cards... Runaway indentured apprentice...

Item #683210

November 20, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 20, 1799 



* Very early playing cards

* Backgammon boards




The back page includes many ads, two of which are very early ads for "Playing Cards", being Henry the Eighth, Columbian brand cards and backgammon boards. A few other particulars as noted in the ads (see photos). 

News of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine we
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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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683207

Map of the Balkan Peninsula... Turkey, Bulgaria, and more...

Item #683207
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770 



* Map of Turkey, the Balkan Peninsula, and more.



This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770".

This map shows the Balkan ... See More  

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683169

Ten London newspapers from the 1790's...

Item #683169

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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683160

Comic solution for a troubled bridge...

Item #683160

May 15, 1792

THE MAIL OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 15, 1792  The front page has a piece concerning a bridge to be built across the Potomac at Georgetown which is somewhat comic. The back page has an illustrated ad for: "Whips & Canes" by John McAlllister, with details.

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

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683141

Indians, the French Revolutionary, Henry Knox, and more...

Item #683141

February 07, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 7, 1793  On the front page: "On the Happiness Attainable in the Last Moments of Life". Page 3 has a letter: "...from Rochdebout, on the Ottawa River, or Miami of Lake Erie..." which begins: "I congratulate you on the agreement of the council of the confederated Tribes, to the listed proposals of peace from you... See More  

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683139

Letter from General Anthony Wayne's army...

Item #683139

November 17, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 17, 1794  As the title would suggest there is a great wealth of advertising, but half of pages 2 & 3 have news reports including a descriptive letter: "...from an Officer in General Wayne's Army". The back page features 30 illustrated ship ads along with 2 runaway reward ads.

Four pages, never-trimme... See More  

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683138

Published by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #683138

February 01, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 1, 1794  This issue was published by Benjamin Franklin Bache, Ben's grandson. The front page is filled with ads including a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Dutch servant boy, with details. Page 4 has 5 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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683133

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

Item #683133

April 24, 1707

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1707, 1715, 1719, 1728 and 1733. 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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683128

By America's first newspaper publisher...

Item #683128

January 06, 1679

DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Jan. 6, 1679  A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.

Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to America to continue his printing trade.... See More  

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683127

Handsome newspaper from the era...

Item #683127

April 14, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, April 14, 1795  A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title. Various British news & ads of the day with a partial red tax stamp on page 3.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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683125

Handsome masthead...

Item #683125

June 30, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, June 30, 1798  Nice engraving in the masthead. The news reports are almost entirely from England but a few items from elsewhere in Europe. Nice red tax stamp on the front page.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few good condition.

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683123

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #683123

August 07, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, Aug. 7, 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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683113

This newspaper lasted but two years...

Item #683113

April 13, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, April 13, 1795  A volume one issue of this elusive title from Boston which lasted just two years. Various news of the day & a wealth of ads.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

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683112

Revolutionary War pay document for an officer...

Item #683112

November 09, 1781

A hand-written Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Nov. 9, 1781. It notes: "Sir: Pay Capt. Lee Lay thirty pounds in bill of this state and charge the state...Nov. 14, 1781" with two signatures.

Measures 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, totally handwritten, very nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated less than a month after Cornwallis' surrender.&n... See More  

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683108

Ten London newspapers from 1782...

Item #683108

October 15, 1782

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, England, 1782  A lot of ten issues from 1782, the year before the treaty ending the Revolutionary War was ratified. A wealth of news reports of the day but I do not find anything noteworthy concerning America.

Each is complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, handsome engraving in the masthead, red tax stamp on the front page, some foxing, some margin w... See More  

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683103

Washington's state-of-the-union address... John Wesley in Savannah...

Item #683103
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1792  Included under: "American Intelligence" is: "The President's Address to both Houses of the Federal legislature..." which is the full text of Washington's annual state-of-the-union address to Congress, signed at its conclusion: G. Washington, and dated Oct. 25, 1791.

Also included is the lengthy article: "Wa... See More  

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683042

The Yellow Fever epidemic...

Item #683042

October 24, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Oct. 24, 1798  An unusual issue being single sheet rather than the typical 4 pages due to the on-going Yellow Fever Epidemic which ravaged much of the Eastern United States at that time.

There are front page articles relating to the epidemic including a report on the number of recent deaths from the fever.

Four pages, never-trimmed, minor rubbing, good condition.... See More  

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683026

A short-lived title 18th century title...

Item #683026

January 20, 1753

THE ADVENTURER, London, England, Jan. 20, 1753  An uncommon, essay-format bi-weekly newspaper addressed specifically to men, containing six pages & lasting only for 17 months from 1752 to 1753. While each issue varies, common contributors included John Hawkesworth and Samuel Johnson.

A decorative embellishment at the top of the front page. 

Six pages, 7 by 11 inches, very nice cond... See More  

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683024

Map of St. Petersburg... On the Georgia alligator & how Oglethorpe treated them...

Item #683024
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1749  Perhaps the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled within the decorative cartouche: "Plan of St. Petersburg with its Fortifications, built by Peter the Great in 1703". One-third of the map shows: "The Harbour of Crownslot, the River Neva & Canal..." This map folds out to measure 8 by 10 1/2
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683006

Byron's around-the-world voyage in the Dolphin...

Item #683006

April 18, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1767  Inside has half of a page taken up with: "Further Extracts from A Voyage round the World in his Majesty's Ship the Dolphin, Commanded by the Hon. Commodore Byron".

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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683005

John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #683005

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799  The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regulating: "...trade with Indian tribes & to preserve peace on the frontiers." and the other to authorize the President: "...to fill certain vacancies in the army & navy.".

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683004

John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #683004

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799  The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regulating: "...trade with Indian tribes & to preserve peace on the frontiers." and the other to authorize the President: "...to fill certain vacancies in the army & navy.".

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683002

Will Loyalist merchants in Charleston be left in the lurch? Land in Canada for the Loyalists...

Item #683002

November 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782  Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston.

Page 6 includes: "In the Treaty of Peace now carrying on between G... See More  

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682998

Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army...

Item #682998

September 11, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 11, 1799  Inside has much on the war in Europe including: "Army of Italy" "Army of the Danube" and other datelines from Vienna, Zurich, London, etc. Pg. 3 has: "Latest News of Buonaparte in Egypt" which includes: "...Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army, who are very discontented...". ... See More  

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682997
Item #682997

October 15, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Oct. 15, 1798  The ftpg. has: "Biography - Character of Talleyrand". Over half of pg. 2 has: "Mr. Gerry's Answer to the Minister of Foreign Affairs' Letter of the 24th".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition.

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682995

The 'Swamp Fox' enters into a treaty with the Loyalists...

Item #682995

August 13, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 13, 1782  Page 7 has the: "Articles of Treaty Between General Marion in Behalf of the State of South Carolina, and Major Ganey [for the Loyalists] & the Inhabitants Under his Command...17th of June, 1781". This was a truce which begins: "Major Ganey and his men under his command to lay down their arms as enemies to the State, & are no... See More  

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682894

Soldiers in Pittsburgh...

Item #682894

May 07, 1792

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 7, 1792  Page 3 has a report beginning: "The people of Pittsburgh have laid their plans for the retaining all the troops at that place, & of course will reap all the advantages arising from our western army..." with more.

The back page has an unusual illustrated ad for a "Fire Engine" with details.

Four... See More  

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682893

Handsome masthead... The French Revolution...

Item #682893

January 24, 1793

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 24, 1793  This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century.

Much of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the French Revolution, as well as a note that citizens: "...begged that the Convention would delay the discussion on the trial of Louis XVI for one month..." with more.

Page 3 has a... See More  

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682836

Kentucky & navigation of the Mississippi...

Item #682836

April 27, 1795

FEDERAL INTELLIGENCER & BALTIMORE DAILY GAZETTE, April 27, 1795  Page 2 ha a lengthy letter signed by Isaac Shelby, governor of Kentucky, which includes near the beginning: "...progress of the negotiation now depending between the United States of America and the court of Madrid respecting the navigation of the Mississippi...".

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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682827

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #682827

December 17, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 17, 1677



* 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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682808

Franklin, Washington, and Haym Salomon...

Item #682808

January 17, 1784

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 17 1784  Page 2 has a report from Paris beginning: "Dr. Franklin has lately delivered to the Sieur de Fleury...Lt. Colonel in the service of the United States of America, a medal which has been decreed for him by Congress, after taking fo Stony Point..." noting his heroic effort at the important battle.

Page 2... See More  

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682795

King Philip's War: the first war in America...

Item #682795

August 19, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 19, 1675  The significance of what is known as "King Philip's War" is lost with most Americans, but the event cannot be over-stated. This was America's first war, and the only newspaper in existence to report is was this title. As Wikipedia notes, this was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and... See More  

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682697

Early issue of America's first successful newspaper...

Item #682697

August 23, 1739

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, August 23, 1739  Above the title is "New-England", likely to distinguish this newspaper from the city of Boston in England.

This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick... See More  

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682670

The English will not abandon the settling of Australia...Wilberforce & slavery...

Item #682670

May 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789  Page 7 has a brief item  from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from the Colony, they saw no reason for abandoning it."

Considerable discus... See More  

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682668

The notorious pirate Captain Kidd is executed !

Item #682668

May 26, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22-26, 1701  The London Gazette is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today.

This issue contains on page two an exceedingly significant report--perhaps the rarest and most sought after pirate report to be found in any newspaper--which is datelined "London, May 23" and reads: &q
... See More  

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682667

Creating the District of Columbia...

Item #682667

January 27, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791  The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be created.

The text includes in part: "...the State of Maryland...cede(d) to Congress a district of ten mi... See More  

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682666

Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #682666

December 29, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781  I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments. A decorative issue for display.

Inside has a letter from St. Augustine noting:... See More  

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682661

World's first daily newspaper...

Item #682661

October 23, 1717

THE DAILY COURANT, London, Oct. 23, 1717  This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such, having begun in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with over half of the back page taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 7 by 13 3/... See More  

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682638

From just days prior to the storming of the Bastille beginning the French Revolution...

Item #682638

July 18, 1789

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, July 18, 1789  Pages 2 and 3 have a lengthy: "Address to the King on the subject of Bringing the Troops to Paris, voted by the National Assembly on the 9th...". This is followed by: "To this Address his Majesty Returned the Following Answer".

Keep in mind that the mentioned letter is from 5 days before the storming of the Bas... See More  

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682636

Slavery and the slave trade...

Item #682636

June 26, 1789

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, June 26, 1789  Over two-thirds of the back page is taken up with an interesting discussion of the slave trade, the early portion as it relates to the Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on page 3, great condition.

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682627

Great letter on Dummer's War...

Item #682627

January 01, 1726

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 30 to Jan. 1, 1725(6)  This early title typically has little if any American content, but this issue is an exception, and a notable one at that.

The back page has a speech signed in type by William Dummer, the Lt. Governor of Massachusetts Bay. This speech is concerning events what is known as "Dummer's War" with the local Indians, with mention that h... See More  

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682626

A notable event in the history of religious freedom in America...

Item #682626

December 26, 1724

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 26, 1724  This early title typically has little if any American content, but this issue is an exception. The back page has: "By a letter from New-England we have advice that on the 10th of November last came on the trial of Mr. John Checkley before the Superior Judges, upon an appeal from a judgment given against him in the Inferior Court in July before. After ... See More  

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682625

A new governor for North Carolina...

Item #682625

December 31, 1724

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 31, 1724  Although the reporting is mostly concerning England as well as the rest of Europe, page 2 has a brief item: "Sir Richard Everet is appointed Governor of North Carolina, in the room of Capt. Barrington."

Single sheet newspaper with two handsome engravings in the masthead, full red tax stamp on the back page, nice condition.

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682624

See the handsome engravings in the masthead...

Item #682624

September 02, 1746

THE LONDON COURANT, England, Sept. 2, 1746  The masthead features two nice engravings. The front page is taken up with various news from England & elsewhere, while the back page is mostly advertisements. The ftpg. includes several reports from "Scotland" relating to the on-going Jacobite Rebellion.

Complete as a large single sheet, 10 1/2 by 17 1/4 inches, bit close-trimmed at ... See More  

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682618

Handsome masthead...

Item #682618

June 23, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, June 23, 1798 



* 18th century publication



Nice engraving in the masthead. The news reports are almost entirely from England but a few items from elsewhere in Europe. Nice red tax stamp on the front page.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few good condition.

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682617

Handsome newspaper from the era...

Item #682617

April 07, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, April 7, 1795 



* Uncommon 18th century publication



A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title. Various British news & ads of the day.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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682614

Protestants versus the Catholics... He would become a saint...

Item #682614

July 12, 1681

THE IMPARTIAL PROTESTANT MERCURY, London, England, July 12, 1681 



* Rare 17th century publication



This single-sheet newspaper is a fascinating paper published during this time of struggle between Catholics and Protestants in government.

News is almost entirely from England, however the back page has a report beginning "A Capuchin, called by the name of Marcus de Aviano, an Italian... See More  

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$215.00
682602

A displayable 18th century newspaper...

Item #682602

October 02, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, Oct. 2, 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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$38.00
682588

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast with a related print..

Item #682588
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785  This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from after August, 1778 when he was exploring the far northwest coast of North America in search of a Northwest passage to the Atlantic, ext... See More  

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682586

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast, with the rare plate of natives from Oonalashka...

Item #682586
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), December, 1784. Included also is the "Supplement" issue.

This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from May, 1778 when they were exploring the Northwest coast of North America. As noted in &... See More  

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682585

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #682585
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776  This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere".

Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referred to in p. 119" and page 119 is the ment... See More  

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$360.00
682584

Reporting from colonial America...

Item #682584
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1755  Always one of our favorite magazines if only because of the very nice engraving at the top of the title page, showing the skyline of London at the time. Within is a very nice foldout map of the county of Glamorgan (located in the southern portion of Wales), measuring 8 by 9 inches showing much detail, & includes a related article.

Articles includ... See More  

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682582

Early Georgia... Map of the English Channel...

Item #682582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1759  The first article is: "A Description of Havre de Grace" which takes over a full page and is accompanied by a nice foldout map showing part of the English Channel including the Isle of Wight off the coast of Southampton and also the coast of Normandy including Havre de Grace. There are two detailed insets, one showing the "Pla
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682572

Eulogy of Dr. Halley... Three full page plates...

Item #682572
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1747  Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley, the astronomer, and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.

Two pages are consumed with a lengthy "List of Ships Taken" by the French &
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682568

Much reading on the Revolutionary War...

Item #682568
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778  The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes a letter signed: Horatio Gates.

There is great reading in: "... See More  

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682567

Map of the Old World before the Great Flood... More Protestant Germans for Georgia...

Item #682567
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736  Perhaps of greatest significance is: "The People before the Flood did not Understand Navigation" with an accompanying & sensational full page plate titled: "A Map of the Old World as it Appeared  Before God Destroy'd it With the Waters of the Flood".

This plate measures 8 by 5 inches and is in very nice co... See More  

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682565

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682565
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793  This issue contains the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI with a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis guilty?...I hereby declare that the National Convention has fou... See More  

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682564

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682564
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793  This issue contains the "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI and includes a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis guilty?...I hereby declare that the National Convention ... See More  

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682563

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682563
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793  This issue contains the "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI and includes a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis guilty?...I hereby declare that the National Convention ... See More  

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682562

Revolutionary War in the Caribbean...

Item #682562
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1779  There are some news reports near the back of the issue including various intelligence on naval events in the Caribbean relating to the Revolutionary War. There is also a very nice engraving, captioned: "Druid's Monument Near Keswick in Cumberland" looking somewhat like Stonehenge, this being the oldest stone circle in all of Europe. The... See More  

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682559

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago...

Item #682559
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778  A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779". The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 i... See More  

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682557

On Ben Franklin's water spouts, with a print...

Item #682557
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1788  Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts.

An article: "Edict in Favour of America, Issued at Paris" begins: "While the Bri... See More  

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682555

Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #682555
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 by 7 inches. There is a related article head
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682538

Adams's inauguration: the peaceful transfer of power...

Item #682538

March 13, 1797

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 13, 1797  A very historic issue as it reports the true test of the great American republic: the peaceful transfer of power. 

Page 2 has a report noting in part: "On Saturday at twelve o'clock...soon after his election, JOHN ADAMS as President of the United States attended in the Chamber of the House of Rep. too take the oath of office ac... See More  

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682477

Ten bookplates from the 18th century...

Item #682477

March 09, 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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682427

Terrific map of the "West Indies"... Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #682427
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740 



* Early and rare 18th century map

* West Indies & Southeast America




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only  all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settleme
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682417

Letter concerning "...the ingrates of America..."

Item #682417

September 01, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has: "An address of the Oneida Sachems to a party of young warriors, bound to Gen. Washington...", for those joining the military forces under Washington, and includes in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment i... See More  

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682416

Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest feminists...

Item #682416

April 21, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Winchester, England, April 21, 1795 



* Mary Wollstonecraft - feminist



This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a brief item mentioned Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest woman's rights advocates, with ment... See More  

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682415

Rare publication from the 1600's...

Item #682415

May 28, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION OF THE ESTATES IN SCOTLAND, London, England, May 28, 1689 



* Very rare 17th century publication



The year of this issue is printed in the dateline of the lead article on the front page, as the dateline contains only the month and day.

This is issue #24 of a short-lived title which existed to report on the ongoing disputes between the S... See More  

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682414

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #682414
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748 



* Great 18th century ship illustration



Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" n... See More  

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682413

Nice item on Sir Christopher Wren...

Item #682413

September 08, 1716

THE POST BOY, Sept. 8, 1716 



* British architect Christopher Wren

* Rare publication w/ nice masthead




Near the top of the back page is a very significant item on the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.

The report reads: "Christopher Wren, Esq., is removed from being Clerk of his Majesty's Works, and is succeeded by John Mercer Esq., formerly belonging to Mr. How's Offi... See More  

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682412

News from America...

Item #682412

March 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1787  Included near the back is nearly a full page of: "American News" beginning with mention that Virginia has created duties on imports, with details. From New York is mention that: "Congress have lately concluded a negociation with the Court of Lisbon in respect of trade..." with some details. A few other items as well.

Included... See More  

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682411

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

There is also content regarding the war in America & p... See More  

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682372

A rare and early title from Dublin, Ireland...

Item #682372

January 24, 1711

THE EXAMINER, Dublin, January 24, 1710-11  Depending on which calendar was being used, the year was 1710 or 1711 (the latter by our current calendar).  The entire issue is one lengthy political commentary. The imprint appears at the bottom of page 4: "Dublin: Printed at the Old Post-Office in Fishshamble Street, 1711".

This is the volume 1, number 25 issue. Four pages, 5 3/4 b... See More  

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682370

From Germany during the Revolutionary War...

Item #682370
INTELLIGENZ-BLATT [Intelligence Sheet], Leipzig, Germany, Nov. 14, 1778  Above the title, translated, is "Most Priviledged".

An interesting title from during the American Revolutionary War. I am not aware of American content due to the German text, but given Hessian involvement in the war, some interest in American affairs would be logical.

Eight pages, 9 by 7 inches, very nice co... See More  

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682360

Interesting title & newspaper...

Item #682360

July 07, 1787

OLLA PODRIDA, Oxford, England, July 7, 1787 



* Rare publication



Although having a Spanish name (translates to "any miscellaneous collection or assortment") this newspaper is in English. The content is essentially a lengthy editorial on a topic.

Complete in six pages, 7 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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682287

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #682287
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgat
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682284

By the famed Isaiah Thomas...

Item #682284

November 25, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 25, 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, some foxing, a bit irrregular at the spine, some rubbing ... See More  

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682265

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #682265

April 21, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 21, 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 irregular at the margins, generally very nice.... See More  

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682219

Cabinet positions in Washington's new government include John Jay as first Chief Justice...

Item #682219

November 01, 1789

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1789  Near the back is a report headed: "America" which details the power of the Executive Dept. of the new federal government, including: "The Executive Power, which forms one of the branches of ours new Government...to fill the different departments are appointed as follows: Mr. Jefferson, Secretary of State; General Knox, Secre... See More  

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682214

The immigrant issue in America in 1787...

Item #682214

May 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1787  Included is a brief section headed: "American News" which references the end of the Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts, and also mention that: "...from Philadelphia...that thirty thousand emigrants have arrived there since the war; that twenty thousand Germans and Dutch occupy a tract of 50 miles; and that grants have been made of... See More  

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682171

Rare, early title...

Item #682171
FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Nov. 20, 1731 



* Rare 18th century publication



A quite rare title from England with a very early date. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.

Four pages, 9 3/4 by 12 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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682060

Building a lighthouse on Cape Henry... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #682060

September 29, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 29, 1790 



* Cape Henry Lighthouse (Virginia Beach)

* Funding Act of 1790




The front page has a short item signed: H. Knox, Secretary of War, concerning payments to wounded veterans of the Revolutionary War. The front page also has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, wher
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682029

A report on the Great Plague from 1666...

Item #682029

August 23, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 23, 1666  A notable issue from the year when the Great Plague was raging, and also from the year of the Great London Fire.

At the bottom of the back page is a death report which ties it specifically to this significant year: "The Account of this Weeks Bill runs thus. The Total 290. Of the Plague 42. Decreased in all 42. Decreased of the Plague 6."... See More  

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682028

Very handsome Revolutionary War newspaper from Philadelphia...

Item #682028

December 11, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the most ornate and decorative mastheads of the Revolutionary War, the words "Pennsylvania Packet" so frilly that it can be difficult to read.

Most of page 2 is taken up with; "An Act for Vesting the Est... See More  

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681916

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

Item #681916

February 01, 1707

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1706, 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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681751

America must remain vigilant...

Item #681751

January 19, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1793  Page 3 has a great letter beginning: "The important struggle now is how America shall preserve her Liberty and Equality! For it is unbecoming her after she has contended with the power of Great Britain & conquered, that she must depend solely on the success of France for their continuance!...".

Four pages, nev... See More  

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681728

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

Item #681728

November 16, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 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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681697

The Jacobite Rebellion... Battle of Falkirk with a "diagram"...

Item #681697
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1746  



* The Jacobite Rebellion

* Battle of Falkirk w/ diagram




There is good content on the Jacobite Rebellion with: "Order of Battle at Falkirk-muir" being a textual diagram of the placement of troops, with other related text concerning the Battle of Falkirk.

Also: "How the most noble Party of Free-Thinkers will suffe... See More  

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681528

Naval reports from the French & Indian War in America...

Item #681528

March 22, 1759

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 22, 1759  Page 2 has naval reports from the French & Indian War: "The Phila, Capt. Farmer, from New York...was taken the 17th of February by the Sampson privateer of Bayonne..." with more reports mentioning New York and South Carolina.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 inches, red tax stamp on the front page, great condition.... See More  

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681520

By the famed Isaiah Thomas...

Item #681520

May 20, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 20, 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, some wear at one of the top folds, bit of foxing, ge... See More  

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$31.00
681513

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1676...

Item #681513

December 14, 1676

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, December 14, 1676



* 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, mea... See More  

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681502

Madison proposes Amendments to the Constitution... Early edition of the Bill of Rights...

Item #681502

June 13, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 13, 1789 



* Early edition of the "Bill of Rights"

* United States Constitution - Amendments

* President James Madison




An exceedingly significant issue which has, on page 3, a preliminary draft of the Bill of Rights described as  "...the Amendments to the New Constitution, proposed by the Hon. Mr. Maddison [sic]...".... See More  

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681445

Benjamin Franklin receives an award...

Item #681445
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1753  Near the back is a small & inconspicuous item reading: "At the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society the prize medal of gold was voted to Ben Franklyn, Esq. of Maryland, for his electrical discoveries."  

Note that not only did they spell his name wrong but they have his home colony wrong.

At the back is the &q... See More  

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681443

The new American states struggling with money issues...

Item #681443

June 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1787  Included near the back is nearly half a page headed: "American News" which begins: "The present state of America is rather to be deplored than envied..." concerning its financial situation, including; "...America, like every other rising state, must have much to struggle with before it can arrive at opulence...".

Inc... See More  

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681404

President John Adams' reply... Bonaparte's expedition...

Item #681404

April 10, 1799

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 10, 1799  Page 2 has an address of the North Carolina legislature to the President expressing their concerns about the situation with France, with his reply signed in type: John Adams. Other news of the day includes: "Bonaparte's Expedition" "Army Of Italy" "Ireland" and more. The back page has 7 illustrated a
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681295

Spain to acknowledge America's independence...

Item #681295

December 17, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 17, 1782  The front page has a report: "No official accounts are yet received of the evacuation of Charles-Town, but, by the latest accounts...we are informed this event took place the 23rd of October, that the garrison was not molested in the embarkation, and that they took almost every article of value with them...Spain not only offered Porto... See More  

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681294

Consequences of peace with England...

Item #681294

December 14, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 14, 1782  The front page begins with a report: "Doctor Franklin told a gentleman...at Paris that when a pacification between America and England should happen, it was the intention of Congress to appoint consuls in Dublin & other sea ports of this Kingdom to superintend all commercial affairs between the subjects of the States and the peopl... See More  

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681282

The Declaration of Independence, and more...

Item #681282
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, complete bound volume of six months for July thru December, 1776 plus the Supplement issue as well.



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain

* Entire bound volume intacted




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remai... See More  

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681266

Government's role in the public welfare vs. debt...

Item #681266

May 14, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 14, 1768  Inside is an interesting article on the role of Government and Providence in relation to public welfare and government debt.  It begins: "The political disease seems to be near a crisis...". Several hundred years later the topic continues to be at the forefront of public discourse. 

Also within is a mention of "A Portugal Merchant&... See More  

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681263

Growing tea in the Carolinas rather than importing it...

Item #681263

March 03, 1764

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1764  Page 6 has a curious article headed: "Of The Culture of the Tea Plant in Carolina" is an interesting report on attempts to grow tea in the colonies for their own consumption. It is signed: Americanus.

Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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681210

Critical of the Howes in New York...

Item #681210

December 21, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 21, 1779 



* Revolutionary War era newspaper



Page 2 has a letter from New York to his friend in Savannah, Georgia, noting in part: "With a body of 12,000 men we do---nothing! The rebels are the only active people here. Such are the blessed effects of the 3 years campaigns under the Howes...We have changed our chief, it is true, but I cannot s... See More  

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681206

Rare Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #681206

June 26, 1708

A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, June 26, 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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681203

Ships for America... Fire in Frankfort's Jewish district...

Item #681203

January 31, 1719

THE POST-BOY, London, January 31, 1719 



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




One of the more decorative 18th century issues with two ornate engravings in the masthead, and the first letter on the ftpg. very embellished.

The front page has several items including a report from Frankfort: "A great Fire in the Jews Street hath consumed here about a hundred and te... See More  

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681132

Just before the storming of the Bastile...

Item #681132

July 18, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1789 



* Beginning of the French Revolution



An inside page has a lengthy report from Paris headed "Commotions In France" which covers much of the early events of the French Revolution.

Portions include: "The palace of Versailles is guarded by 3 lines of soldiers & the King has little to fear while the Marshal de Broglio is about... See More  

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681128

People of Kentucky address Congress... The French Revolution...

Item #681128

July 04, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 4, 1789 



* Early middle America reporting

* Kentucky - Mississippi River




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with an: "...Address of the Inhabitants of Kentuckey...to the United States in Congress Assembled" concerning the commercial interests of Kentucky. A very early items on Kentucky which was not yet a state. Great to have on the f... See More  

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681123

Death of John Hancock in his hometown newspaper...

Item #681123

October 09, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 9, 1793 



* John Hancock death (1st report)

* Declaration of Independence signer

* 1st Massachusetts Governor

* From his hometown (rare)




Curiously, the ftpg. includes "A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving By His Excellency John Hancock, Governor..." carrying over to pg. 2 where it is signed by him in type: John Hancock.

Contrast t... See More  

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$440.00
681106

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #681106

April 14, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 14, 1744 



* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America




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 iss... See More  

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681016

Thoughts on the closing events of the Revolutionary War...

Item #681016

February 23, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Feb. 23, 1782  Page 3 has much on the situation in America. A few bits include: "...Peace was always desirable; but in the present situation of our affairs something more--it was become necessary: the best blood in the nation had been shed in a fruitless war & the resources of the country were exhausted...The barbarities exercised upon the Ameri... See More  

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$38.00
680968

A full size, single sheet newspaper...

Item #680968

October 27, 1730

THE DAILY POST, London, Oct. 27, 1730  A single sheet newspaper of folio size with  front page news from London & elsewhere in Europe, with the back page taken up with ads.

Red tax stamp at the bottom of the back page. Measures 10 by 16 1/2 inches, the back page has some staining at the spine margin, otherwise good condition.

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680937

Capture of Ethan Allen...

Item #680937

October 21, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1775 



* Ethan Allen captured

* Revolutionary War




The front page includes a letter: "To the King" which references the American situation & includes: "...Let then, royal Sire, the liberty of England and America be ever in your heart, then shall the people be free, and America shall yet be happy in the full enjoyment of ... See More  

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680824

A "Diabolical Courant" newspaper within... Map of Northern Italy...

Item #680824

January 01, 1747

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1747  Of curious interest is the printing of a satire "newspaper" taking 2 1/2 pages, titled "The Diabolical Courant; or, Hellish Intelligencer". It's theme is on the recent English Civil War.

Otherwise various European reports and news of the day.

Complete in 56 pages, full title/contents page featuring a very nice & detail... See More  

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680823

A "Diabolical Courant" newspaper within... Map of Northern Italy...

Item #680823

January 01, 1747

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1747  Of curious interest is the printing of a satire "newspaper" taking 2 1/2 pages, titled "The Diabolical Courant; or, Hellish Intelligencer". It's theme is on the recent English  Civil War.

Included as well is a foldout map titled: "A Map of the Northern Parts of Italy Containing Savoy, Piemont, Milan, Parma, Mantua... See More  

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680790

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, in an American newspaper...

Item #680790

December 14, 1781

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, December 14, 1781   This issue contains one of the most historically significant letters from the Revolutionary War, being Cornwallis' official announcement of his surrender to Washington at the Battle of Yorktown.

The report consumes all of page 3, prefaced with: "I am directed to send you the enclosed letter from Lieutenant General Earl Corn... See More  

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680789

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

Item #680789

February 19, 1778

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778 



* Jacob Duché - 1st chaplain to the Continental Congress

* Famous letter to General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




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 ot... See More  

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$1,225.00
680778

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1672...

Item #680778

April 25, 1672

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 25, 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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$47.00
680715

Printed during the Revolutionary War...

Item #680715

March 10, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, March 10, 1780



* American Revolutionary War era newspaper



Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including military reports.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition. ... See More  

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$33.00
680695

With both the die number and plate number...

Item #680695

October 06, 1789

THE DIARY; or, WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, October 6, 1789  



*  Red tax stamp w/ plate & die #

* Uncommon publication

* 18th century original




As seen in the photo the front page includes a nice red-inked tax stamp which not only has the restrike die number but the plate number as well: "No. 10" in the lower right corner. This four page newspaper has c... See More  

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$55.00
680689

George Washington Act of Congress...

Item #680689

July 27, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 27, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Lengthy Act of Congress




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 Bo... See More  

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680668

A petition from the people of Halifax, Nova Scotia...

Item #680668

January 03, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758  Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor."

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.

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680663

Washington & Gage on the treatment of prisoners...

Item #680663
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  November, 1795



* Re. Revolutionary War prisoners

* George Washington & Thomas Gage




Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever per-emin
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680658

Significant & rare Judaica print... Burgoyne in Parliament to answer for Saratoga...

Item #680658
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1778  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day".

This plate folds out to 8 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches, has minor foxing, and a library stamp in a ... See More  

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680619

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #680619

March 03, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 3, 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 Jeffer... See More  

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$62.00
680607

Death of Governor James Bowdoin...

Item #680607

November 24, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1790



* James Bowdoin death

* 2nd Governor of Massachusetts




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 abou... See More  

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680603

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

Item #680603

February 01, 1707

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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680579

Great foldout map of "West Florida" from Pensacola to New Orleans...

Item #680579
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772 



* Nice map of "West Florida"

* Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana

* Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay




Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew t... See More  

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680543

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1673...

Item #680543

August 04, 1673

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 4, 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, measurin... See More  

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$49.00
680460

Two Acts of Congress signed by John Adams...

Item #680460

August 31, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Land Acts of Congress




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 N
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680445

General Washington...

Item #680445

July 06, 1790

CONCORD HERALD, & NEW HAMPSHIRE INTELLIGENCER, New Hampshire, July 6, 1790 



* President George Washington



On the front page under "Federal Congress" is the activity of the House of Representatives. The back page has a report about a "remarkable dwarf" who lived in New Jersey during the war and attracted "crowds of people", including Gen. Washington. Som... See More  

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$58.00
680431

A 'boxing match' between women of fashion...

Item #680431

August 27, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Aug. 27, 1796  Page 2 has a curious article headed: "Amorous Fracas!" beginning: "The boxing match which lately happened between two elderly maiden ladies of fashion in the vicinity of Merrion Square..." with the details.

Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

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680417

Daniel Mendoza, famous Jewish boxer...

Item #680417

February 21, 1792

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, February 21, 1792



* Jewish - Jews - Judaica



Page 3 has a brief report concerning "Mendoza, who has been for some time practicing the pugilistic art at the Peter-Street Theatre, in Dublin , has challenged all Ireland to fight a stand-up battle for a hundred guineas, on a twenty-four feet stage."

Mendoza is none other than the famed J... See More  

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680382

Notice for INA, oldest stock insurance company in the United States...

Item #680382

June 14, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 14, 1793 



* Notice for INA, oldest stock insurance company in the United States



The bottom of the bkpg. has a notice: "The Members of the Insurance Company of North America..." with more. INA is the oldest stock insurance company in the U.S., founded in Phila. in 1792. It merged to form CIGNA in 1982. 

The ftpg. ... See More  

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680376

Early on Botany Bay (Australia)...

Item #680376

July 27, 1790

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1790 



* Early Botany Bay - Australia voyage

* The life of Alessandro Stradella (composer)




The front page has much on the life and eventual fate of the great 17th century composer, Alessandro Stradella. The inside also has a mention of "Governor Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay", which was a 21-volume contemporary account of the establ... See More  

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$60.00
680368

Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #680368

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 



* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized



* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed




A singularly historic newspaper. As collectors know the very first news... See More  

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