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693475

News from America...

Item #693475

July 10, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, July 10, 1779  The second page has a dateline of Whitehall, July 10, 1779 and carries news the "Extract of a Letter from General Sir Henry Clinton Knight of the Bath, to Lord George Germain, dated Head Quarters, Phillipsburg, June 18, 1779..." with content on America. Other news  and advertisements are within.

Complete in eight pages, some scattered... See More  

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$72.00
693340

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1670...

Item #693340

July 04, 1670

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

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$52.00
693338

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #693338

July 06, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 6, 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, measurin... See More  

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$57.00
693323

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1667...

Item #693323

November 28, 1667

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 28, 1667



* 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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$67.00
693318

18th century Baltimore... 5 slavery advertisements...

Item #693318

September 10, 1798

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



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) runaway slave advertisements




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

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

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$46.00
693283

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #693283

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated March 19, 1757, April 8, 1760, May 5, 1763, March 15, 1768, & April 9, 1771. 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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$77.00
693215

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1685...

Item #693215

August 06, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 6, 1685



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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

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$39.00
693038

Advertising Albany land for sale...

Item #693038

June 02, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE England,  June 2, 1770  



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




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

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$28.00
693036

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #693036

November 19, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 19, 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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$47.00
693035

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1669...

Item #693035

December 06, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 6, 1669



* 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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$50.00
692962

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #692962

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 10, 1758, Nov. 4, 1760, Jan. 20, 1763, Jan. 12, 1768, & Fed. 1, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colon... See More  

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$77.00
692957

Procession to Westminster Hall in 1672 - Hilary Term begins...

Item #692957

January 27, 1672

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 27, 1672 (Julian Calendar)



* Procession to Westminster Hall

* The beginning of the Hilary Term




The back of the leaf has a nice article providing details regarding the Procession to Westminster Hall (Parliament, England) to begin the Hilary Term (so named because the feast day of St Hilary of Poitiers occurs during this academic/legal term). See images ... See More  

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$75.00
692954

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #692954

June 24, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 24, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication



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

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

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$57.00
692929

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1686...

Item #692929

April 15, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 15, 1686



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Hold something original from the 17th century




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

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$42.00
692829

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

Item #692829

November 26, 1777

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



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations




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

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$415.00
692764

Nice content in this rare & very early title...

Item #692764

January 29, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself fr... See More  

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$1,740.00
692758

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #692758

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 7, 1758, May 15, 1760, Jan. 20, 1763, Jan. 5, 1768, & Jan. 30, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American coloni... See More  

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$77.00
692740

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #692740

March 17, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 17, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American publication



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

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

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$62.00
692629

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #692629

February 11, 1795

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



* Nice 18th century American publication



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

Four pages, generally nice.... See More  

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$35.00
692620

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #692620

October 31, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 31, 1700



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




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

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$30.00
692381

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1670...

Item #692381

April 07, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 7, 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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$47.00
692307

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #692307

April 21, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 21, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




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

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$30.00
692301

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

Item #692301

November 30, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 30, 1774  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a
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$15,800.00
691742

"The Swedish Intelligencer" by Butter and Bourne...

Item #691742

January 01, 1633

THE SWEDISH INTELLIGENCER, "The Third Part" as well as: "The Fourth Part", London, 1633  A very rare newsbook by the famed publishing team of Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne who are credited with being the founders of the English language periodical format, having published: "The Continuation of Our Weekly News" in 1624, taken from like-publishers in Germany... See More  

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$7,550.00
691169

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1692...

Item #691169

May 22, 1693

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22, 1693



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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

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$37.00
691166

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

Item #691166

July 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 14, 1798  



* Society of the Cincinnati

* President John Adams




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

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

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$62.00
690977

Rare 1708 Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #690977

November 23, 1708

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



* Rare Daniel Defoe periodical

* Early 18th century original




From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original pr... See More  
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$58.00
690574

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #690574

January 01, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 1, 1684



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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

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$42.00
690523

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #690523

January 08, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 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, measurin... See More  

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$42.00
690215

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

Item #690215

November 20, 1798

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



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




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

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some tiny bindin... See More  

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$42.00
690131

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #690131

May 01, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 1, 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, measuring... See More  

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$37.00
690105

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #690105

December 11, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 11, 1684



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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

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$42.00
690098

From the 1600's by a woman publisher... Joanna Brome...

Item #690098
THE OBSERVATOR, London, England, Oct. 23, 1682  A dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. This newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing, particularly with the over 340 year-old date clearly visible in the dateline.

The most intriguing aspect of this issue is the imprint at the bottom of t... See More  

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$47.00
689830

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1685...

Item #689830

October 15, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 15, 1685



* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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

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$39.00
689729

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #689729

April 22, 1672

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 22, 1672



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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

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$42.00
689474

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

Item #689474

December 21, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 21, 1795



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




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

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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$42.00
689255

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #689255

April 28, 1744

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

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$135.00
689254

Decorative Act of Parliament, 1747...

Item #689254

January 01, 1747

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

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

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$45.00
689239

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

Item #689239

May 04, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 4, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) slaves related advertisements

* Land for sale along the Potomac River




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

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$57.00
689237

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

Item #689237

April 30, 1798

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



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




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

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, a little light ... See More  

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$42.00
689235

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

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

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$48.00
689233

Captives relieved from the Barbary pirates as peace is negotiated...

Item #689233

February 28, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 28, 1675  Over half of the front page is taken up with a lengthy: "List of Captives redeemed out of Algiers by His Majesties Bounty and at his sold charge in the months of December and January, 1674/5 by Sir John Narborough, Mr. Brisban, and Mr. Martin His Majesties consul at Algiers."

A report in historicUK.com notes: "In 1675 Sir John Narbor... See More  

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$78.00
689231

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

Item #689231

October 05, 1796

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

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$37.00
689227

Reward advertisements for runaway slave & bitch...

Item #689227

January 07, 1793

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



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave & bitch advertisements




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

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

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$42.00
689194

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

Item #689194

February 15, 1783

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

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$845.00
689189

Map of Barbados, Tobago & more...

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

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

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$58.00
689187

On the resignation of General Burgoyne...

Item #689187

April 18, 1780

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

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$458.00
689171

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #689171

June 20, 1798

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

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

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$895.00
689163

Maps of Jamaica and Havana, Cuba...

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

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$198.00
689162

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

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

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$62.00
689160

Cape Breton & Louisbourgh in Canada...

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

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$55.00
689159

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

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

Another artic
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$65.00
689158

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

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

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$62.00
689152

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

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

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$125.00
689106

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

Item #689106

June 12, 1792

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

Four pages, neve... See More  

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$38.00
689081

Is the pursuit of independence worth the effort?

Item #689081

April 22, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 22, 1778  This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

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

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$435.00
689079

A Loyalist states why America is at war...

Item #689079

February 28, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Feb. 28, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

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

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$470.00
688958

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #688958

June 03, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 3, 1675



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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

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$47.00
688925

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

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



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska

* Early ballooning flight - Montgolfier




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

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

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$62.00
688899

Handsome newspaper from 1794...

Item #688899

February 04, 1794

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

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

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$40.00
688893

Handsome newspaper from the late 18th century...

Item #688893

October 01, 1796

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

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$37.00
688884

Death of General Anthony Wayne...

Item #688884

December 31, 1796

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

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

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$58.00
688870

Handsome, early, displayable newspaper from 1715...

Item #688870

June 09, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, June 9, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




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

M... See More  

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$33.00
688863

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

Item #688863

April 22, 1727

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

Eight pages, nice condition.

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$48.00
688851

Addresses from Massachusetts and Connecticut...

Item #688851

March 17, 1683

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 17, 1683  The back page has a report from "Whitehall" noting: "There have been presented to His Majesty, very Loyal Addresses from the governor and council of New Plimouth, in behalf of the General Court there and the Colony. And from the Governor and General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut, in New England, which His Majesty received ver... See More  

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$58.00
688796

Creating the town of Castine... Benedict Arnold...

Item #688796

March 02, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 2, 1796  The front page has a full column on the creation of the town of Castine, Maine, being an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature reading: "An ACT to divide the town of Penobscot into two distinct towns; and to incorporate the southerly part thereof into a town by the name of Castine." with the lengthy text, signed in type: Samuel Adams.

Keep ... See More  

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$42.00
688795

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1670...

Item #688795

August 25, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 25, 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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$45.00
688773

President Washington unites all patriotic hearts...

Item #688773

November 04, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 4, 1795  Page 2 has a report from Philadelphia noting: "The President has returned here from Mount Vernon. The reception he every where meets shews he unites in him all patriotic hearts...".

Four pages, scattered foxing, good condition.

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$42.00
688768

From during Washington's administration...

Item #688768

August 24, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Aug. 24, 1796 



* President George Washington era original



A very typical late 18th century American newspaper with a good mix of news reports of the day and advertisements. A fine opportunity for an early newspaper at a low price.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$37.00
688762

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #688762

February 13, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 13, 1700



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




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

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$30.00
688744

A layout for a colonial town... Canton (Guangzhou), China...

Item #688744
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
... See More  

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$62.00
688743

Plan (print) for a colonial town... Canton (Guangzhou), China...

Item #688743
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
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$87.00
688742

Troubles in America... A colonial town plan print...

Item #688742
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
... See More  

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$87.00
688690

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #688690

August 19, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, Aug. 10, 1713 



* Rare 18th century publication



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... See More  

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$56.00
688674

Two single sheet "Extra" issues from 1794...

Item #688674

December 03, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER EXTRA, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1794



* 18th century runaway slave ad



A single sheet "Extra" edition. The front page taken up with ads with a runaway slave ad headed: "Twenty Dollars Reward" (see)

Complete as a single sheet issue, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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$35.00
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
688589

Fine content on the strained relationship between England and the American colonies...

Item #688589

March 03, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Mar. 3, 1775



* Very rare colonial Williamsburg

* Pre Revolutionary War tensions




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

Most of the front page is taken up with a detailed account he... See More  

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$4,950.00
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
688535

Letters from Charleston, Jamaica, and Nova Scotia...

Item #688535
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1749  Over half a pg. has a: "Copy of a Letter from one of the Settlers in Nova Scotia dated Chebucto Harbour, July 28, 1749". Over half a pg. has: "Extracts of Some Letters from Carolina" datelined "Charles-Town" (Charleston) with news from that colony. There is also: "The Humble Address & Representati
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$55.00
688533

Battle of Oswego (the French account)...

Item #688533
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1756 



* Battle of Fort Oswego, New York

* French and Indian War

* Louis-Joseph de Montcalm




The primary content includes: "The French Account of the Taking of Oswego" which has over a full page of text with some great, detailed reporting of the battle. Historically very significant with a few points reading: "...on the 14th a b... See More  

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$98.00
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  

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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  

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$182.00
688481

Discussions in Congress... Fraunces Tavern connection...

Item #688481

June 16, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, June 16, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Steward for his house advertisement




Page 2 has almost a full column of reporting of: "Congressional Intelligence" almost entirely taken up with: "...the amendments proposed by the senate to the bill for imposing duties on goods, wares, and merchandize imported into the United States."

On... See More  

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$93.00
688479

George Washington provides a patent...

Item #688479

June 17, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 17, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Patent signed in type

* Inventor Robert Dawson

* Improvement in bolting cloths




Page 4 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: &quo... See More  

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$98.00
688478

George Washington provides a patent...

Item #688478

June 13, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 13, 1796  Page 2 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: "...Robert Dawson...of Delaware...hath alleged that he hath invented a new and useful improvement in bolting cloths...t... See More  

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$72.00
688473

Three documents signed by the President, George Washington...

Item #688473

June 22, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 22, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Three documents signed in type




Page 2 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: "...Robert Dawson...of Delaware...hath alleged th... See More  

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$96.00
688472

Washington signs an Act of Congress concerning the Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #688472

June 23, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 23, 1796  Page 2 has an: "ACT Making an Appropriation to Satisfy Certain demands attending the late Insurrection...", which provided money: "...to the discharge of certain incidental demands, occasioned by the trial of persons for crimes and offences during the late insurrection...", referring to the Whiskey ... See More  

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688468

Land for sale along the Potomac River...

Item #688468

April 28, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, April 30, 1796 



* Rare publication



The front page is filled with ads including 21 illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has much reporting from the "House of Representatives". The back page has an ad: "Land On the Potowmac River for Sale" with details.

Four pages, great condition.... See More  

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$43.00
688438

Handsome newspaper from 1794...

Item #688438

February 03, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1794 



* Rare 18th century American publication



Page 2 has over a column taken up with "Federal Legislature--Debate on Mr. Madison's Resolutions, continued". Pages 1 and 3 are taken up with ads and notices.

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

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$40.00
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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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  

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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  

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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  

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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
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 



* "Baron" Lord Horatio Nelson

* President John Adams




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 B... See More  

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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 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for a man wh... See More  

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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
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
687575

Americans need to produce their own goods... Creeks vs. Choctaws...

Item #687575

January 21, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Jan. 21, 1768  The front page has over half a column of reports headed: "America", carrying over to page 2, with datelines from Providence and Boston. The first report is on a call for a meeting to promote industry & manufacture so as to not depend as much on foreign imports due to the taxes. Another item mentions: "...that the inhabitants have ha... See More  

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687574

Marriage of Ben Franklin's daughter... Colonists distressed by duties..

Item #687574

January 19, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768  Page 2 has a letter from Pittsburgh mentioning: "It is feared here that an Indian war will break out in the Spring...on an act of hostility committed by a party of Indians on their return to their settlements among the six nations, from an unsuccessful war in which they had been engaged with the Cherokees...they plundered & murdered ten of... See More  

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$59.00
687498

The United States is selling land...

Item #687498

August 31, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1796  The front page begins with a nice document from the Secretary of the Treasury, Oliver Wolcott, concerning the sale of: "Lands of the United States" which are located: "...in the territory north-west of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of the Kentucky River..." with more detail.

Page 2 has a letter on the Napoleonic War signed ... See More  

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$46.00
687497

Revisiting Revere's 'midnight ride' to Lexington & Concord...

Item #687497

December 05, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 5, 1795



* re. Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

* Battles of Lexington and Concord

* American Revolutionary War revisited




Period accounts of Paul Revere's legendary ride on the eve of the battle of Lexington and Concord are exceeding rare. The few we discovered over the past 46 years are exceedingly brief.

As Paul Revere was running for the vacated post ... See More  

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$495.00
687495

George Washington, John Adams, John Hancock, Sam Adams, Ben Franklin...

Item #687495

June 03, 1790

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 3, 1790  Over half of the front page is taken up with the continuation of: "An Act for the Punishment of Certain Crimes Against the United States" and is signed in type by the President: George Washington, and the Vice President: John Adams.

It's always desirable to have a signature in type by President Washington ... See More  

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$98.00
687491

Signed by President John Adams...

Item #687491

May 02, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 2, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The back page has an: "Address to the President" from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia, with his response signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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$55.00
687490

During George Washington's administration...

Item #687490

September 15, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 15, 1791  





* Nice 18th century American publication

* President George Washington era




Here is a great "generic" issue of this famous newspaper from the first term of Washington's administration. Various news and ads of the day.

Four pages, handsome & decorative masthead, very nice condition.... See More  

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$42.00
687489

Letter from John Hancock...

Item #687489

October 13, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 13, 1791



* Massachusetts Governor John Hancock



 Page 3 has a report concerning the collection of taxes, signed in type by the governor: John Hancock. Page 2 has a report on the: "Indian Expedition" of General Wilkinson.

Four pages, handsome & decorative masthead, great condition.... See More  

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$55.00
687480

Handsome Massachusetts-Bay lottery ticket, 1779...

Item #687480

January 18, 1779

Partly-printed "Massachusetts State Lottery, Class the First" bond dated at the top: January 18, 1779. The text notes the state promises "…to pay the Possessor of this note the sum of fifteen pounds by the first day of January, 1783…".

Nice vignette of a pine tree encircled by a rattlesnake engraved by Nathaniel Hurd. This bond was issued to pay the winners in th... See More  

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$448.00
687446

Rare title with pro-Loyalist leanings... Protests by unpaid war veterans...

Item #687446

July 02, 1783

THE ROYAL GAZETTE, New York, July 2, 1783  



* American Revolutionary War

* Extremely rare publication

* James Rivington




This is a case where the rarity of the title surpasses the content within. This was a Tory newspaper by the infamous James Rivington who was supportive of the British cause.

Rivington's initially impartial stance shifted as the revolution loomed and public opini... See More  

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$3,800.00
687435

Criticizing the Jay Treaty... Thanksgiving to the Most High...

Item #687435

November 18, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 18, 1795



* Criticizing the Jay Treaty



 The front page has a lengthy: "Address to the President Of the United States" with criticisms about the controversial Jay Treaty with England. It carries over to page 2 as well.

Page 3 has a brief note: "Peace is at length concluded between the United States and the Regency of Algiers...". Anoth... See More  

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$85.00
687424

Patriotic address to the French Canadians... The Cherry Valley Massacre...

Item #687424

December 31, 1778

THE NEW JERSEY GAZETTE, Trenton, Dec. 31, 1778 



* Cherry Valley Massacre - New York

* Rare Revolutionary War publication




Titles from New Jersey are very uncommon, particularly from the 18th century. Of greater significance is that this was the very first newspaper in New Jersey and this issue is from the year it began. This is the volume 1, number 56 issue.

Close to half of the front... See More  

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$1,125.00
687423

Putnam's account of the Battle of Horse Neck...

Item #687423

April 22, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, April 22, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

This issue is volume 1, number 6.

The front page begins with a letter concerning depreciation of Continental money, taking over two-thirds of the front page.

Page 2 has a note from an... See More  

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$1,695.00
687422

Great content on the Revolutionary War... Brandywine Creek... Chesapeake Bay....

Item #687422

February 14, 1778

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE and COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Feb. 14, 1778  Almost the entire front page is taken up with a report on the treatment of American captures by the British, with considerable detail.

It begins: "The following is an account of the treatment that the Continental officers, taken in the frigates Hancock and Fox, and lately returned from a six mon... See More  

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$625.00
687420

Great wealth of Revolutionary War content...

Item #687420

July 29, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 29, 1775 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




Page 2 has an interesting report from London which includes: "My Lords, whatever has been done by the Americans, I must deem the more consequence of our unjust demands. They have come to you with fair argument, you have refused to hear them, they make the most... See More  

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$625.00
687419

Terrific discussions on the value of independence from England... Confirmation Howe has evacuated Boston...

Item #687419

March 30, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 30, 1776



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

The entire front page and a portion of the back page are filled with a terri... See More  

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687417

Great content from the closing months of the Revolutionary War...

Item #687417

August 01, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE and WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, August 1, 1781



* American Revolutionary War

* Rare publication




A wonderful issue with a great wealth of war-related content from the closing months of the Revolutionary War.

The front page has a "Resolve" from the U.S. Congress concerning: "...the support of such of the citizens of the states of South Ca... See More  

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$525.00
687408

Wonderful display broadside from the 1600's...

Item #687408

May 02, 1677

"By The King. A PROCLAMATION Requiring the Members of both Houses of Parliament to give their Attendance upon the 21st day of May instant." with further details. At the bottom of the Proclamation is "God Save The King" and the imprint: "London...Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1677." Also dated at the last line of the Proclamation: "...the Second da... See More  

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$485.00
687400

Ben Franklin's will, and much more...

Item #687400
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, January, 1792



* Benjamin Franklin's will



The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page.

The issue begins with: "Extracts from Dr. Franklin's Will" which takes over a full page and provides many details on various beneficiaries.

Also within: "Thoughts on Dueling&qu... See More  

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$98.00
687396

The Declaration of Independence...

Item #687396
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1776  



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find issues containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing... See More  

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$3,400.00
687385

Congress responds to the King's Proclamation that the colonies are in open rebellion...

Item #687385

December 21, 1775

THE NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE or the ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dec. 21, 1775  Certainly the most historic content is found on page 3, being Congress' response to the King's proclamation of August 23 in which he refused to receive the conciliatory Olive Branch Petition and proclaimed that the American colonies were in a state of open rebellion.

 This response is dat
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687381

Imports, exports... Yankee Doodle...

Item #687381

March 06, 1769

THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 6, 1769  



* Early Yankee Doodle song mention

* Importation - exportation tensions




The front page has an interesting article about: "...George being now master of the ceremonies made the music play just as he pleased; and one night...he swore he would exhibit to the company a dance which had never been attem... See More  

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687380

Commercial treaty is 'vanished in smoke'... Very handsome masthead...

Item #687380

November 15, 1783

PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 15, 1783  Certainly a prime feature of this issue is the terrific engraving in the masthead, larger and more intricate than most and quite displayable.

Half of the first column is taken up with an ad for "Haym Salomon", a very noted Jewish financier during the Revolutionary War.

Page 3 has a letter from Paris not... See More  

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687378

General Washington... Battle of Horse Neck...

Item #687378

April 22, 1779

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 22, 1779 



* The Battle of Horse Neck

* Greenwich, Connecticut

* General Israel Putnam

* Gen. George Washington

* Rare publication w/ nice masthead




A very handsome issue as the masthead features an engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere for colonial currency at the time. It is a very patriotic device showin... See More  

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$980.00
687318

One of the more rare Revolutionary War titles... Battle of Bunker Hill... Patrick Henry... so much more...

Item #687318

October 06, 1775

STORY & HUMPHREYS'S PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, October 6, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill

* Revolutionary War

* Very rare publication




Certainly one of the more scarce titles from during the Revolutionary War. This is the volume 1 number 27 issue of a newspaper that existed only from April 7 to December 22, 1775, publishing a total of just 38 i... See More  

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$4,375.00
687309

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

Item #687309

October 31, 1722

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Oct. 31, 1722 



* Great masthead engraving

* Very rare publication




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

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

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$58.00
687308

Very displayable Edinburgh, Scotland newspaper...

Item #687308

August 11, 1726

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 11, 1726 



* Very rare title from the early 18th century

* Nice masthead engravings




See the photos for one of the more beautiful, displayable mastheads of the 18th century featuring two woodblock engravings, one showing postboys on horseback trumpeting the news, and the other showing a winged angel trumpeting the news.

Additionally, the fir... See More  

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$98.00
687300

With the "Supplement" issue as well. Fine content...

Item #687300

May 16, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1768  The entire front page and most of pg. 2 are taken up with a continued report titled: "An Account of Corsica; & the Memoirs of the famous Pascal Paoli the commander in chief of the Corsicans."

Page 2 contains a nice & somewhat detailed ad for the famous series of "Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania..." done by John Dickinson,... See More  

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$275.00
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 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* Siege of Boston, Massachusetts

* George Washington named commander

* American Revolutionary War

* Terrific issue w/ many reports




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 ... See More  

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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



* Rare publication during Revolutionary War



 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 t... See More  

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687221

Fine accounts of the Battle of Fort Washington...

Item #687221

December 05, 1776

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, December 5, 1776 



* Battle of Fort Washington

* Washington Heights, Manhattan

* American Revolutionary War




Certainly a nice Revolutionary War newspaper for display as the entire front page is taken up with: "An ACT for Providing a Reinforcement to the AMERICAN ARMY." by the state of Massachusetts Bay.

Page 2 has an ov... See More  

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$925.00
687218

Tarring & feathering for villains...

Item #687218

February 11, 1774

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, Feb. 11, 1774 



* Pre Revolutionary War

* Tarring and Feathering




The front page has a brief item: "We hear that the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., is appointed to deliver the ORATION in commemoration of the Bloody Tragedy on the 5th of March 1770." which was the Boston Massacre.

Page 2 begins with a report of a man being tarred & f... See More  

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687198

1772 - colonial New York... British Royal-themed engraving of a coat-of-arms...

Item #687198

April 16, 1772

THE NEW YORK JOURNAL OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, April 16, 1772 



* Rare colonial publication



The masthead features a British Royal-themed engraving of a coat-of-arms.

Page 2 has various news item, mostly from London. One-bit notes: "It is said the whole military establishment for the British colonies is to consist of 13,000 effective men, exclusive of their militia." Pages 3 &... See More  

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687194

Likely the most desired masthead from 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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687174

Putting the Constitution into effect, & New York is the capital...

Item #687174

September 20, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 20, 1788



* United States Constitution into effect

* New York City as nation's capital




 The top of the front page has an article signed by: "A Federalist" which is very supportive of the new Constitution, then being considered for ratification by the various states. It notes in part: "...The game that is now playing by the ant... See More  

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687171

Four front page signatures by George Washington...

Item #687171

May 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 28, 1796 



* President George Washington



A very displayable newspaper, as the front page has not one but four Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One concerns: "...allowing compensation for horses killed in battle belonging to officers of the army of the United States."

The back page features 12 ill... See More  

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687169

An address to the President, with his response...

Item #687169

October 10, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798  Page 2 has an: "Address" prefaced with: "Among the numerous addresses presented to the President few, if any, have been better expressed than the following." signed: James Oliver. This is followed by the President's reply signed: John Adams.

Four pages, two very discrete archival mends inside, great c... See More  

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$48.00
687150

An early, handsome issue from the colonies... Nice Ben Franklin content...

Item #687150

July 05, 1762

THE BOSTON EVENING-POST, July 5, 1762 



* Rare colonial publication

* Benjamin Franklin




A very handsome issue with an ornate coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead.

Page 2 has a nice, early item on Ben Franklin with an Oxford dateline: "Yesterday Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Pennsylvania, eminent for his many extraordinary improvements in electrical experiments, was presented by t... See More  

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687145

Further on Ethan Allen's narrative of his captivity...

Item #687145

November 20, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1779



* Ethan Allen captivity

* Revolutionary War original




 Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature, prefaced with a paragraph signed in type by the Clerk of the General Assembly, none other than: Thomas Paine.

Page 3 has yet another Act which is prefaced with an intro signed: Thomas Paine.

All of ... See More  

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687090

From England, in 1695...

Item #687090

December 23, 1695

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 23, 1695



* 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 & is still printing today.

Close to half of the front page is taken up with: "By The King, A PROCLAMATION". Other British news.

Single sheet, 7 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very... See More  

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687087

Early issue of this famous British newspaper...

Item #687087

May 16, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 16, 1758  Various European news reports with datelines from the Admiralty Office, London, Holland, Ireland, Falmouth, Portsmouth & elsewhere. The back page has a letter from Kingston, Jamaica. 

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

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687083

A handsome display issue...

Item #687083

September 05, 1713

THE POST BOY, London, Sept. 5, 1713



* Displayable masthead

* Early 18th century




 A very nice example of this early British title as it is well inked with wide margins, and a full red tax stamp at the top of page 2. Two engravings in the masthead, one of a news boy on horseback trumpeting the news, make this a displayable issue.

Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 14 inches, very nice condition.&nb... See More  

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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
686890

Napoleon is dead? The frigate Constitution...

Item #686890

March 02, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 2, 1799  Page 2 has: "Buonaparte's Death" has near the beginning: "The important event...is general believed to have taken place; and Buonaparte, whose name has been a host in the hands of tyrants, is stated by some accounts to have fallen by the pistol of a slave...", but it was untrue. He did not die until 1821.

Page 2 also has: &qu... See More  

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686886

John Adams letter... Refuting Washington's death...

Item #686886

January 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 19, 1799  Page 2 has a letter to the New York legislature signed in type by the President: John Adams.

Following it is a note which begins: "Some if the infernals who infest the United States have reported...the death of our beloved Fabius-Maximus, of Mount Vernon. The tale is false. Washington yet lives--and the God of all goodness still continues to bl... See More  

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686885

Firepower for the "approaching season"...

Item #686885

January 12, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 12, 1799  Page 2 has a lengthy speech by the Mass. governor, signed in script type: Increase Sumner. The back page features a very interesting & unusual illustrated ad for "Gunnery Articles Suitable for the Approaching Season". One wonders what the season is, as the illustration shows a cannon.

Four pages, small piece from a lower blank margin, ... See More  

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686881

Detailed report on the historic Battle of the Nile...

Item #686881

December 12, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 12, 1798



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 2 begins with nearly two columns of reports detailing the Battle of the Nile, during which Horatio Nelson defeated Napoleon Buonaparte.

Headed: "Further Particulars of the Glorious British Naval Victory" the report takes all of the first column & carries ... See More  

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686866

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

Item #686866

August 29, 1798

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

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

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686850

John Adams' script signatures...

Item #686850

June 09, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 9, 1798  The front page has a poem titled: "Adams And Liberty - The Boston Patriotic Song, Written by Thomas Paine, A. M." (likely Robert Treat Paine, sources differ)

The front page has 3 Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson

Four pages, very nice cond... See More  

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686849

John Adams Acts... with script signatures...

Item #686849

June 02, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 2, 1798 



* President John Adams

* 3 Acts of Congress




The front page has three Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President:  John Adams.

Page 2 has two letters: "To the President of the United States" from the citizens of Cambridge and Haverhill, Mass.

Four pages, minor stain near the top, nice condition. A dis
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686818

The XYZ Affair In 1798....

Item #686818

March 28, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 28, 1798 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams message




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

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686816

Law on "...the dangerous evils of canine madness..."

Item #686816

March 10, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 10, 1798   front page has a nearly full column Act of the Massachusetts legislature titled: "An Act to lessen the dangerous evils of Canine Madness and other injuries occasioned by Dogs." which is signed in type by the governor: Increase Sumner. A very interesting and early law which reads as if it came from an early version of the SPCA.

Also... See More  

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$38.00
686814

The French Constitution... Article concerning Ben Franklin...

Item #686814

December 10, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 10, 1791  The entire front page is taken up with the second (of 4) installment of: "The French Constitution Revised, Amended, and Finally Decreed, by the National Assembly".

Page 2 begins with: "Congressional Intelligence" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle. Also inside is an address: "To Josiah Harmar, Brig. General of the ... See More  

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686811

Hamilton, Washington, and Adams...

Item #686811

November 23, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 23, 1791  Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with the: "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Estimates for 1792" which is signed in type: Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury.

The front page also contains a: "Report of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund" signed by the Vice President: John Adams. Taking ... See More  

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$135.00
686810

Louis XVI ratifies the French Constitution...

Item #686810

November 19, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 19, 1791  A full column on the front page & more than a column on page 2 is consumed with: "Ratification Of The French Constitution, By the King" which is signed by him in type: Louis. Page 2 also has reports from "Congress" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Four pages, some staining at the top of the front page, otherwise ... See More  

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686809

John Adams, John Hancock, Benedict Arnold...

Item #686809

November 16, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 16, 1791  



* John Adams, John Hancock & Benedict Arnold



The front page has reports from "Congress" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle & includes a letter signed: John Adams

"Manufactures" on page 2 notes in part: "Very palatable Wine has...been made of grapes, raised on an island in the Ohio...opposite G... See More  

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$84.00
686798

Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette escape...

Item #686798

August 31, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1791  



* Louis XVI of France

* Marie Antoinette

* Escapes France




The front page is entirely taken up with the situation of King Louis XVI in France including: "The French King's Memoir" which begins: "Freemen - While the King had any hope of seeing order & happiness restored, by the means employed by the National Assembly &a... See More  

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686786

Treatment of Indians... Louis XVI on the colors of the flags...

Item #686786

May 14, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1791  Over half of the front page is taken  up with: "Commonn Sense -- In Answer to Burke's Phillipick" which relates to Thomas Paine's work, plus much concerning he French Revolution and several references to the Maquis de LaFayette.

Page 2 has "A Law" from France, signed by the King: Louis, concerning a Decree of the Nati... See More  

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686777

Vermont to ratify the Constitution...

Item #686777

December 01, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 1, 1790 



* United States Constitution

* Vermont for ratification




On page 2 under "Vermont" is a notable report reading in full: "The Legislature of this State, has called a Convention to ratify the Constitution of the United States--to meet at Bennington, in the next month. The terms of the decree of the State of New York, with this State... See More  

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686771

Exploring interior Africa in the 1700's...

Item #686771

November 06, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 6, 1790  Page 2 article: "Interiour Africa" offers nice particulars about the continent particularly the region from the Niger River to the coast of Guinea with talk about camels, the large rivers, Pagans and Mahometans, articles of export like gold-dust, goat-skins, and a species of nut called "gooroo", with mention that: "Fire arms a... See More  

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686767

Early report on boxing...

Item #686767

October 30, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 30, 1790  Page 2 has an article: "Boxing" which is a very early report of the sport. The match is between "Big Ben" and the "Tinman".

Other items including a page 3 article on: "Duelling" "King of France's Demand" "the Art of Joking" "King of Sweden" and other items.

Four pages, very n... See More  

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686765

News from 1790...

Item #686765

October 27, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 27, 1790  The front page has a continued article on: "The Art of Joking". Other articles include: "Natural History" "Useful Arts" "Gibraltar" "France--National Assembly" "Federal Register" and more. The back page has six illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

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686764

Traveling with Captain Cook...

Item #686764

October 23, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 23, 1790  The front page has over a column on: "Mr. John Ledyard, the Celebrated Traveller" which includes comments on his trip with Capt. Cook to Hawaii, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tahiti and elsewhere.

Page 2 has a report concerning the circumnavigation of the ship Columbia.

Four pages, some foxing inside, nice condition.

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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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686744

The President's house... Efforts to create the nation's capital in Maryland...

Item #686744

November 20, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 20, 1790  Page 2 has a sarcastic report from New York: "Great merit is claimed...by Mr. Morris for having been so gracious as to give up his house for the use of the President of the United States...Whether the giving up a house of moderate dimensions for seven hundred pounds a year can be deemed a great sacrifice, especially when it is considered that th... See More  

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686717

Washington to arrive for his inauguration... The new federal government begins their work...

Item #686717

April 06, 1789

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, April 6, 1789  On this very day the votes for President were counted in the Senate, the result showing Washington was elected (not reported here).

Page 2 item from Boston notes that many men elected as federal representatives have declined the honor due to "private affairs". Also: "A Proclamation" for a day of fasting & prayer, signe... See More  

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$96.00
686714

John Jay and his 'Jay Treaty'...

Item #686714

April 16, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, April 16, 1795 



* 18th century America

* re. John Jay Treaty




The masthead has an engraving of the sun surrounded by stars. Page 3 has: "Mr. Jay" which begins: "...that distinguished patriot, federalist, and statesman, will doubtless be appointed governor of the state of New York...The Treaty which he has effected is reported to be highly favorable... See More  

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686713

On the fleeing of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette... War Dept. pensions...

Item #686713

September 01, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1791  Page 2 has a lengthy report concerning Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, including: "...powerfully excited by the flight, capture and imprisonment of the ROYAL FAMILY OF FRANCE. A King and Queen fleeing from their throne and seeking an asylum in a foreign land is a most affecting & instructive spectacle!! How vain and... See More  

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686711

Washington Act of Congress on the front page... President's image not to be on the coins...

Item #686711

April 07, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 7, 1792  Near half of the front page is taken up with an: "Act to Provide for the Settlement of the Claims of Widows and Orphans barred by the Limitations heretofore Established & to Regulate the Claims to Invalid Pensions" which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by John Adams and Th. Jefferson.

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686710

George Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #686710

November 14, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1792  Taking over half of the front page and concluding on page two where it is signed in script type: G. Washington, is President George Washington's "Speech to Both Houses of Congress".

This was his annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition which he initiated in 1790 and which carries on to this day. There is a prefacing paragraph hea... See More  

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686706

"We will not change the laws of England"...

Item #686706

June 17, 1793

THE TRUE BRITON, London, June 17, 1793 A quite uncommon title from the late 18th century, I believe only the 2nd we have offered. The motto in the masthead is in Latin but translates to: "We Will Not Change the Laws of England."

News of the day & a wealth of ads & notices, four pages, lightly inked red tax stamp on the front page, discrete archival mend to the back page, nice co... See More  

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686702

England declares war on the American colonies...

Item #686702

August 24, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 24, 1775  Certainly the most significant content is the back page printing of the very historic: "By The King, A Proclamation For Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition" which was the King's response to the so-called Olive Branch Petition, sent to the king by the Second Continental Congress on July 8, 1775.

King George III rejected the idea of re... See More  

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686699

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President: a day after report...

Item #686699

May 26, 1787

THE INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER; OR THE CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, May 26, 1787  



* Constitutional Convention begins

* George Washington elected president




An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held.

As such, this is likely the ... See More  

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686694

England discusses the issue of independence for America... War accounts...

Item #686694

May 12, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 12, 1780



* American Revolutionary War era newspaper

* Independence for America ?




 Pages 2 and 3 have much discussion in the House of Commons concerning the Revolutionary War. A few bits include: "...introduced his motion for a reconciliation between Great Britain & her colonies. Peace, he said, was a desirable object to every man...The p... See More  

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686688

Sam Adams... Terrific masthead...

Item #686688

February 22, 1796

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 22, 1796  



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




Most of the front page is taken up with three Act of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

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

Four pages, great condition.... See More  

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686687

Two Acts of Congress signed by Adams & Jefferson...

Item #686687

March 21, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 21, 1798  Over half of page 2 is taken up with two Acts of Congress, one: "Providing Means for Intercourse Between the United States & Foreign Nations", each signed in type by the President: John Adams, and the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, a few minor binding indents at the blank spine, very n... See More  

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686561

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

Item #686561
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779



* Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts

* Treason trials - Revolutionary War




The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebe... See More  

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686426

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #686426
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781



* Revolutionary War

* Cornwallis' surrender

* Gen. Benedict Arnold

* Battle of Groton Heights




Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire pa... See More  

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686423

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #686423
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More  

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686271

Tiny German newspaper from 1752...

Item #686271

January 03, 1752

GELEHRTE NACHRICHTEN vom Jahre, 1752 A small German newspaper which translates: "Scholarly Messages from the year 1752". This newspaper is complete in 8 pages, 4 by 6 1/2 inches, great condition.

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686270

A 1733 newspaper from Germany...

Item #686270

January 04, 1733

NEUE ZEITUNGEN von GELCHRTEN SACHEN, Leipzig, Germany, 1733  A very early and tiny newspaper from this largest city in the German province of Saxony. The title roughly translates: "News From Learned Things". At this time George Washington was just one year old.

Eight pages, 4 by 6 1/2 inches, a few period notations at margins, great condition.

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686269

A 1733 newspaper from Germany...

Item #686269

January 03, 1733

NEUE ZEITUNGEN von GELCHRTEN SACHEN, Leipzig, Germany, 1733  



* Rare miniature curiosity



A very early and tiny newspaper from this largest city in the German province of Saxony. The title roughly translates: "News From Learned Things". At this time George Washington was just one year old.

Eight pages, 4 by 6 1/2 inches, a few period notations at margins, great condition.... See More  

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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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686177

John Adams signs an Act of Congress... Brown University...

Item #686177

September 14, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 14, 1799  



* President John Adams

* Act of Congress

* Brown University




On the front page under Laws of the United States is an Act of Congress signed in script type: John Adams. Also under Rhode Island Commencement (now Brown University) is a list of the exercises that occurred at the recent commencement.

Other news of the day includes
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686175

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson - script type signatures...

Item #686175

April 03, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 3, 1799  The front page contains two lengthy Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by: Th. Jefferson. Nice to have this famous duo together on the front page. Very displayable.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, good condition.

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686168

An Act for collecting duties...

Item #686168

August 26, 1799

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Aug. 26, 1799  Various news of the day from both America and Europe. Most of the back page is taken up with a portion of a lengthy (and continued): "An Act to Regulate the Collection of Duties on Imports & Tonnage" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, minor archival mend to the back page, nice condit... See More  

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686166

Act of Congress signed by President John Adams...

Item #686166

September 30, 1799

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Sept. 30, 1799  Close to half of the front page & some of page 2 are taken up with an Act of Congress signed in type by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.

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686162

Two documents signed by Alexander Hamilton...

Item #686162

November 28, 1791

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Nov. 28, 1791  Mot of the front page is taken up with the French Revolution with a lengthy letter signed: Louis.

Most of page 3 is taken up with reports from Congress, including a brief note to the House concerning expenses for the year signed by the Secretary of the Treasury: Alexander Hamilton. This is followed by another letter signed: Alexander Hamilton with a ch... See More  

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686161

Alexander Hamilton is named a fellow...

Item #686161

November 29, 1791

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Nov. 29, 1791  The top of the front page has a report from the: "American Academy of Arts & Sciences" noting its recently elected Fellows, including: "Hon. Alexander Hamilton, Esq. Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S."

Page 2 has most of a column headed: "Reflections on the Present Situation of the Distilleries of the United Sta... See More  

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686160

Signed in script type by President George Washington...

Item #686160

May 19, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 19, 1792 



* President George Washington

* Act of Congress signed in type




The entire front page and a part of page 2 are taken up with: "An ACT for Raising a farther sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, & for other Purposes Therein Mentioned" which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by T... See More  

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686157

Rules by the President... John Jay...

Item #686157

August 17, 1793

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Aug. 17, 1793  Over half of the front page is the conclusion of: "Chief Justice Jay's opinion on the question, 'Whether a State be liable to be sued by a Private Citizen of another State?' "

Page 2 has a "Circular to the Collectors of the Customers" of the ports of the United States, from the Secretary of the Treasur... See More  

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686153

Significant Act of Congress in response to the Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #686153

July 09, 1794

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, HARTFORD, June 23, 1794  Half of page 2 is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Making Further Provision for Securing and Collecting the Duties on foreign and Domestic Distilled Spirits, Stills, Wines and Teas." At its conclusion it is signed in type by the President; Go. Washington,

This Act of Congress was notable to the troubling Whiskey Rebellion i... See More  

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686140

John Adams visits Newark... Paul Revere...

Item #686140

August 05, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 5, 1797  The front page has 1 1/2 column taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has an address from the people of Newark, New Jersey, to the President concerning his recent visit, followed by his kind response, signed: John Adams.

Page 3 is filled with ads, including one headed: "Boston Bell &... See More  

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686139

Four script signatures of George Washington...

Item #686139

May 06, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, May 6, 1797 On the front page under "Laws of the United States" are four "Acts", each signed in script type: George Washington. The acts take all of the third and fourth columns, and all of the script signatures appear in the last column.

Also on the front page under Commonwealth of Massachusetts is "An Act" signed in type: Samuel Adams.

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686138

John Adams script signature on the front page...

Item #686138

April 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 7, 1798  Most of the third column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress, signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and by the Vice President, Th. Jefferson, concerning the prevention of trade with foreign countries.

Other news of the day and ads throughout including six back page illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, a f... See More  

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686137

Act of Congress signed by Adams & Jefferson...

Item #686137

November 09, 1797

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Nov. 9, 1797  The entire front page and  a good portion of page 3 are taken up with: "AN ACT Laying Duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper" which is signed in type at its conclusion by John Adams, President, and Thomas Jefferson, Vice President.

Four pages, a very handsome issue as it was never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, slight ... See More  

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686134

Detailed Treasury report... Discussing the state of the country...

Item #686134

May 22, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, May 22, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with a: "Treasury Department" report signed: Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury.

Page 2 has much reporting on: "Proceedings of the Federal Congress" concerning the state of the Union, & p... See More  

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686133

Wolcott and Pickering... The Quasi War with France...

Item #686133

May 15, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, May 15, 1798  The front page has a lengthy "Treasury Department" notice signed: Oliver Wolcott, followed by another shorter one.

Inside has a lengthy document signed: Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, relating to the Quasi War with France, an undeclared war which lasted from 1798-1800.

Four pages, v... See More  

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