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680132

From the year of the great London Fire & the Plague, 1666...

Item #680132

June 04, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 4, 1666  An extremely early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665. 

The news from Rome has some talk of the Pope, and a report from Paris begins: "The King has put off his voyage to Rochelle intending to pass the summer at Fountainbleau...".

A very nice issue from the year of th... See More  

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$165.00
649303

Over 340 years old and at a lesser price...

Item #649303
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate)  A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today.

This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More  

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$24.00
661817

Four century set of the London Gazette...

Item #661817

January 01, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England.  A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.

Interestingly, the format of this title did not change much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years. The 4 issue collection comes in a custom-made 4 s... See More  

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$240.00
682795

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

Item #682795

August 19, 1675

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

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683128

By America's first newspaper publisher...

Item #683128

January 06, 1679

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

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

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683305

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

Item #683305

November 07, 1682

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

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

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$335.00
649260

From the 1600's... World's oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #649260
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1600's (2nd rate)  An opportunity to purchase a lot of 5 issues of the oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today. All are from the late 1600's, priced due to minor imperfections causing them to be 2nd rate. A great opportunity to obtain authentic 17th century newspapers at a fraction of their t... See More  

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$98.00
649266

Reports from Parliament from the 1600's...

Item #649266
VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, 1692  A rare British newspaper much the size of others of the day. Fine & lengthy reporting on votes and other actions in Parliament. Nice condition & rarely offered at such a price. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date--but will have the format a... See More  

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$45.00
649262

Over 325 years old...

Item #649262
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1694. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed.

A single sheet newspaper prin... See More  

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$39.00
649246

The world's oldest continually published English language newspaper...

Item #649246
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1698  An opportunity for a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today. This issue is well over 300 years old. 

Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet, printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collection.&nb... See More  

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$28.00
667044

Rare title from the 1600's...

Item #667044
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, January, 1698.

This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Militar... See More  

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649224

Full page engravings from the 1700's to early 1800's...

Item #649224
(10) A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's to early 1800's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, maps, etc. A few defects at the margins, some of the fold lines of multi-panel plates may be archivally mended from the reverse, but otherwise nice condition.

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$46.00
649223

A variant and short-lived title...

Item #649223
THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England  1704-1706  A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common. A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides measuring 8 by 13 inches. The image shown is only an example of the layout and condition of what you will receive. Actual issues vary within the specifications given.

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$36.00
683133

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

Item #683133

April 24, 1707

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1707, 1715, 1719, 1728 and 1733. As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 with two engravings each, all differently slightly, and the last without any masthead engr... See More  

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$112.00
649279

Unusual, short-lived newspaper...

Item #649279
THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710  Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely averse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous ... See More  

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$48.00
649221

Early and notable 18th century title... Addison & Steele...

Item #649221
THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1712  One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, trimmed, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches. Red ink stamps do not appear to be present.

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$45.00
649293

The oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #649293
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE  A  lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1739), priced at a bargain due to  being a blend of 2nd rate and slightly damaged issues. A great opportunity for authentic issues from the early 18th century at a fraction of their typical cost. The image shown is just an exam... See More  

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$44.00
683123

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #683123

August 07, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, Aug. 7, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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$56.00
649232

Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #649232
THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's  A lot of five issues of this early & decorative title with which great masthead featuring two engravings. Offered at a substantial discount. Single sheet and in good condition.

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$145.00
649264

Handsome display newspaper from the early 1700's...

Item #649264
THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726  A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red tax stamp on the reverse. Measures 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.

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682626

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

Item #682626

December 26, 1724

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

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682627

Great letter on Dummer's War...

Item #682627

January 01, 1726

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

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

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649310

Pre and post-war perspective from Britain...

Item #649310
(8) GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England  A nice lot of eight issues, one from each decade from the 1730's thru 1809. A nice group of complete issues covering a period of 80 years, each with full title/contents page which features an engraving of St. John's Gate. Each is complete, but may exclude plates/maps (if called for). Nice condition.

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$78.00
649222

Rare, early title...

Item #649222
FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, 1731 A quite rare title from England with a very early date and a partial red tax stamp in a lower corner of the front page. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.

Four pages, approximately 10 by 13 inches, a bit of foxing, overall very good. The image shown is only representative of the look (format) and condition of the issue you will... See More  

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676455

Defending the criticisms of Jews...

Item #676455
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1731 This is just the third issue of this extremely successful magazine. Several editions of the first several issues were printed in the early 1730's, and based on the note at the bottom of the title/contents page this is the "Third Edition".

Most notable and taking the entire first page is an article in defense of the Jews, beginning: &... See More  

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666674

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666674

January 01, 1736

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1736  Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for enabling His Majesty to borrow any sum or sums of money...by paying off one million of South Sea annuities...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

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

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683254

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

Item #683254

January 01, 1736

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

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

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

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657553

Executions of the rebels... Bonnie Prince Charlie rushes to leave & leaves other behind...

Item #657553

October 21, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 21, 1746  Page 2 has a: "List of the Rebel Prisoners who were Ordered for Execution at Carlisle" which includes: "The several persons appointed to be executed at Carlisle on Saturday last have all suffered, except one Ancram, who was reprieved...".

Page 3 begins with: "We hear that the young Pretender [Bonnie Prince Charlie] ... See More  

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667116

Great foldout map of Genoa, Italy... Early Ben Franklin item...

Item #667116
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1747  Inside includes the well-known Ben Franklin item: "Speech of Molly Baker". This is the earliest Ben Franklin appearance in a Gentleman's Magazine and perhaps within any British publication, as confirmed by the Franklin Papers, Yale University.

Nearly five pages are taken up with an: "Account of the Behaviour and E
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667117

Early Ben Franklin item...

Item #667117
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1747  Inside includes the well-known Ben Franklin item: "Speech of Molly Baker". This is the earliest Ben Franklin appearance in a Gentleman's Magazine and perhaps within any British publication, as confirmed by the Franklin Papers, Yale University.

Nearly five pages are taken up with an: "Account of the Behaviour and E
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683024

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

Item #683024
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1749  Perhaps the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled within the decorative cartouche: "Plan of St. Petersburg with its Fortifications, built by Peter the Great in 1703". One-third of the map shows: "The Harbour of Crownslot, the River Neva & Canal..." This map folds out to measure 8 by 10 1/2
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$122.00
649234

Eighteenth century perspective from England...

Item #649234
(10) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of ten issues of this famous newspaper covering at least 5 decades from the 1700's.  All are in good condition.  A nice way to gain Britain's perspective of world affairs from the 18th century. The image shown is representative of the "look" of what you will receive. Actual issues/dates will vary.

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$110.00
683026

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

Item #683026

January 20, 1753

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

A decorative embellishment at the top of the front page. 

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

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676540

Exploring the vicinity of Alaska...

Item #676540
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1754 

 Perhaps the most interesting item is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &c."

This artic
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$68.00
649233

18th century Scotland...

Item #649233
(5) THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, late 1750's  A very early lot of five newspapers from Scotland, with news of the day.  A great period set at a considerable discount from the regular per-issue price. Nice condition.  The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive.  Actual dates vary in the later 1750's.... See More  

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$79.00
683245

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

Item #683245

February 11, 1758

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

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

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649258

Pre-Revolutionary War era lot...

Item #649258
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, 1760's  A lot of 10 issues of this famous & popular newspaper at a bargain price.  A good set to show the state of affairs in England and the world shortly before the American Revolution.  All are complete in 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, & are in nice condition.

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$77.00
649294

Five British newspapers from the 1760's - 1790's...

Item #649294
(5) An interesting lot of five British newspapers, containing at least three different titles. They span the 1760's thru the 1790's and include at least one from each decade. In average or better condition. Some may have red ink stamps (partial or otherwise). Certainly a one-of-a-kind grouping. The photos are representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.

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$60.00
676673

Siege of Quebec, French & Indian War...

Item #676673
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1760  A feature of this issue is the "French Account of the Raising the Siege of Quebec" which takes over half a page.

There is also: "A Description of a Water Mill of a New Construction..." for grinding sugar cane in Jamaica, which includes a full page plate, still present.

Among other articles are: "Political Remarks on th... See More  

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$40.00
649252

Pre-Stamp Act to just prior to the Revolutionary War...

Item #649252
(10) THE LONDON CHRONICLE. A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary War tensions. Each 8 pages & in nice condition.   

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683273

Printed just before the Stamp Act...

Item #683273

June 14, 1764

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

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

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$27.00
649299

Uncommon provincial title with a decorative masthead...

Item #649299
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1767-68 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. The front page also has a red-inked tax stamp. This issue contains various ne... See More  

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679930

Pensacola, Florida, is growing rapidly...

Item #679930

February 17, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 17, 1767  Page 2 has a report from Charleston, South Carolina, noting that: "They write from Pensacola, that the town continues to increase prodigiously..." with other news.

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

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$33.00
683006

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

Item #683006

April 18, 1767

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

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

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679944

Irish are settling in Charleston... A route from Lake Superior to the South Seas...

Item #679944

May 30, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 30, 1767  Page 6 has a report from Charleston headed: "America" noting in part: "All things are quiet here save the skirmishes between the Choctaw and Creek Indians. Our legislature is about founding a light house at the mouth of the harbour...The interior parts of the country fill very fast with people from Ireland & the northern colonies... See More  

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665013

America creates it's own woolen goods to compete with England...

Item #665013
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Dec. 4, 1769 (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has reports from Boston and Williamsburg headed "America" concerning people who are endeavoring to created their own wool factory: "...which...can be carried on to great advantage...they can at least make it equally profitable as importing the manufactures of Britain; and at the same time provid... See More  

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679902

Breaking the non-importation agreement...

Item #679902

October 16, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 16, 1770  Page 6 has an: "Extract of a Letter from Charles-Town" [Charleston] which has several items, including: "...We have agreed to stop all commercial intercourse with New York on account of that province breaking the non-importation agreement, which we strictly adhere to...".

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, great condition.... See More  

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679777

On Captain Cook's second voyage to the South Seas...

Item #679777

July 14, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 14, 1772  A one paragraph report on the second page mentions: "We are assured that Capt. Cooke...with some other learned Gentlemen, have actually set sail in order to make new discoveries in the South Seas..." with a bit more.

This was his second trip, the purpose of the mission was to determine if a continent extended from the South Pacific to the South ... See More  

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683248

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

Item #683248

September 14, 1772

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

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$32.00
687430

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

Item #687430

September 15, 1774

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

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

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$2,840.00
666070

Election of Patrick Henry sets the stage for his famous speech... So much more...

Item #666070

March 17, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Mar. 17, 1775 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.

The entire front page is a terrific letter: "To the Gentlemen of the Provincial Congress of Virginia" relating the treasonou... See More  

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687295

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

Item #687295

July 05, 1775

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

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

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$4,825.00
664134

Great wealth of war reports from America...

Item #664134

January 04, 1776

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE OR EDINBURGH AMUSEMENT, Scotland, Jan. 4, 1776  Inside includes a full page: "Letter Concerning the American Manufacturers" and how they are dependent upon England. One bit notes: "...Then it follows of course that, by the American plan of non-importation they will suffer more than Great Britain; for in two years time they will not have cloaths to defend the... See More  

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$52.00
664440

Speech by Ben Franklin's son, a Loyalist...

Item #664440

January 25, 1776

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE OR EDINBURGH AMUSEMENT, Scotland, Jan. 25, 1776  Inside has over a full page containing a speech of Governor William Franklin--a Loyalist and Ben's son--to the New Jersey Assembly. The tone of the speech is very supportive of the King of England. The following page has news from the Montreal vicinity.

Also a letter from New York signed by: Robert Rogers, and then a re... See More  

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$59.00
649259

Revolutionary War era lot... 2nd-rate and damaged...

Item #649259
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five 2nd-rate and slightly damaged issues of this famous newspaper, one each from any date in 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years of the Revolutionary War.  The lot is a blend of 2nd-rate and somewhat damaged issues. Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during... See More  

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$42.00
659662

Congress requires quotas by state... John Hancock signs...

Item #659662

February 04, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Feb. 4, 1777  Page 3 has a nice report on the situation in America, a few bits noting: "...The Provincials in Massachusetts Bay are in high spirits in certain expectation of being joined in the spring by the French & Spaniards...They had heard of the designed attack on Rhode Island & knew that the Americans had abandoned it by orders...did not ex... See More  

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659985

An insurrection at Philadelphia...

Item #659985

August 21, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, August 21, 1777  Page 3 includes: "...that an insurrection had happened at Philadelphia; that General Howe has been invited thither by the Royalists & Quakers...that General Howe had sent Sir William Erksine to their support but that Mr. Washington having been informed of it, had sent General Gates with a large body of troops to quell the insurrectio... See More  

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678241

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #678241
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780  A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue. Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can be rely'd on. A vague report...that two French sh... See More  

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660196

Captain James Cook's third voyage, with his death report... The Revolutionary War...

Item #660196

July 01, 1780

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1780  The most notable content would be the rather lengthy: "A Summary Account of the Voyage, Undertaken by Oder of Government, in his Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery, Compiled from Authentic Papers & Revised by an Officer Returned from the Voyage...". This narrative takes 5 1/2 pages & includes the report of the death of ... See More  

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687289

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

Item #687289

November 02, 1780

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

It has a curious history.

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

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683112

Revolutionary War pay document for an officer...

Item #683112

November 09, 1781

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

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

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680790

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

Item #680790

December 14, 1781

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

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

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681016

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

Item #681016

February 23, 1782

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

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673669

Ben Franklin and John Jay in Paris...

Item #673669

July 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1782  Page 4 has letter No. III of: "A Brief Memorial Upon the American War...", which begins: "The Americans were the first in opening the campaign in 1777. Their army was collected toward the end of May at the camp at Middlebrook..." with a great deal of fine content on the conduct of the Revolutionary War, taking all of pg. 4 and ... See More  

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682995

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

Item #682995

August 13, 1782

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

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673687

The Loyalists to evacuate Savannah...

Item #673687

August 24, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 24, 1782  Page 6 has a report noting in part: "...anchored off Savannah River where every thing was in the greatest confusion; orders from Sir Guy Carleton having arrived there for the immediate evacuation of that colony...words cannot paint...the lamentable situation of those unfortunate people; they had assembled chiefly upon the barren Island of Tyb... See More  

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683108

Ten London newspapers from 1782...

Item #683108

October 15, 1782

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

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

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673757

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

Item #673757

November 26, 1782

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

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

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683002

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

Item #683002

November 26, 1782

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

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

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681294

Consequences of peace with England...

Item #681294

December 14, 1782

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

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673895

Cornwallis responds to Clinton's criticism of his actions in America... British evacuate Charleston...

Item #673895

February 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 20, 1783  The first 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Answer to the Narrative of Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton which Relates to the Conduct of Lieut. General Earl Cornwallis during the Campaign in North America in the Year 1781. By Earl Cornwallis."

As a background to this report, Cornwallis' tactics in America, especially during the sou... See More  

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673954

Congress to create a National Bank? Repaying the money owed to France... Indian troubles...

Item #673954

April 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 15, 1783  Page 3 has an item noting: "Letters from Phila. advise that several conferences had been held by the French Envoy with some...members of Congress...to...obtaining a proper settlement of the mode of payment of those sums which America is indebted to France...".

Also that: "The establishment of a grand national Bank on a plan simila... See More  

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683252

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

Item #683252

May 06, 1783

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

Four pages, good condition.

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674349

Waiting for the evacuation of New York... Fate of the Loyalists...

Item #674349

July 08, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 8, 1783  Page 5 has several reports concerning the Loyalists including: "...appears...that the preparations for the evacuation of New York approach every day to a greater degree of maturity, & that nothing is wanting for the actual execution of this long-talked-of event...A board has been appointed to superintend the embarkation of all the Loyalist... See More  

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674419

Congress moves to Princeton due to a soldiers' revolt...

Item #674419

August 02, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 2, 1783  Page 3 has a report that the United States has further defined the powers of Congress to negotiating with countries, and: "...for making peace and war, for recommending the quotas of taxes, appointing foreign minsters..." and more. Also that General Carleton has advertised in the New York Gazette for flour to be: "...delivered at Lon... See More  

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683255

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

Item #683255

August 05, 1783

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

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

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674663

Very early hot air balloon flight by Montgolfier...

Item #674663

December 16, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 16, 1783  The back page has a brief report concerning Montgolfier, the famous not air balloonist: "M. Montgolfier writes from Lyons as follows: 'I am on the point of finishing my work. I hope to see ou in Paris in a few days, if the wind be favourable for us, as I am preparing to be conveyed to you with five friends. I flatter myself with having th... See More  

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649227

Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

Item #649227
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784  See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.

Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
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682808

Franklin, Washington, and Haym Salomon...

Item #682808

January 17, 1784

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

Page 2... See More  

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683298

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

Item #683298

February 04, 1786

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

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

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667714

New York to consider the proposed federal Constitution... Ben Franklin elected...

Item #667714
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, February, 1788  Articles include a continued article: "A Tract on the Unreasonableness of the Laws of England in Regard to Wives" "On the Choice of a Husband" "State of Religion in Virginia--From Mr. Jefferson's Notes" which takes 3 1/2 pages; "An Account of Some Ancient Customs in Wales" "Customs & Tra... See More  

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658442

Eye witness to Washington's inauguration...

Item #658442

May 23, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 23, 1789  The ftpg. has an article on slavery, as well as continuing reporting on the events in Congress. Page 2 has some reports mentioning the President but certainly the best item is a great eye-witness to the inauguration of George Washington, rarely found in period newspapers. See the photos for the full text of this terrific letter, which giv... See More  

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682636

Slavery and the slave trade...

Item #682636

June 26, 1789

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

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

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649301

At a lesser price... from Boston...

Item #649301
(6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text. Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that of a si... See More  

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659457

Decorative front page with a John Hancock document...

Item #659457

July 22, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE  & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 22, 1790  Most of the first column is taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by the governor: John Hancock, & headed with a nice coat-of-arms engraving.

Four pages, handsome masthead, wide never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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676801

Vermont ratifies the Constitution...

Item #676801

January 01, 1791

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, January, 1791  Near the back is a poem: "On the President of the United States" written by a: "...young lady of this city under twelve years of age."

Also various "Intelligence" with news reports from Georgetown, Albany, Richmond & elsewhere, including a historic report noting: "...from Vermont we are informed t... See More  

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683103

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

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

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

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683160

Comic solution for a troubled bridge...

Item #683160

May 15, 1792

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

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

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683299

News from Jamaica...

Item #683299

December 01, 1792

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

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

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683141

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

Item #683141

February 07, 1793

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

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669125

Anthony Wayne's Proclamation concerning the Indians...

Item #669125

May 18, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 18, 1793  Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "Trial of Louis XVI".

Page 2 has: "A Proclamation, by his Excellency Anthony Wayne..." which concerns the prohibition of any attacks against Indians in the Lower Sandusky until results are known of a hoped for treaty. It is signed by him in type: Anthony Wayne.

Four pages, nice cond... See More  

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663045

Report of a slave insurrection near Charleston...

Item #663045
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, November, 1793  Articles within include: "On the Dress of the Indians" "Various Traits of the Africans" & much more

Near the back is the "Monthly Gazette" with news reports including much on the French Revolution, plus: "Domestick Occurrences" which includes headings such as: "Territory South of the Ohio&quo... See More  

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683138

Published by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #683138

February 01, 1794

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

Four pages never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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665226

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665226

April 17, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 17, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

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669233

Three front page documents signed by Washington...

Item #669233

August 02, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 2, 1794  The front page begins with one Act of Congress and two "Resolves", each signed in script type by the President; Go. Washington. They take the entire first column.

Page 2 has a declaration by the Indian chief Cornplanter, as well as two more reports concerning the Indians, one a letter from Pittsburgh.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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649281

Beautiful masthead in this 1795 Canterbury newspaper...

Item #649281

January 01, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795  We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.

A fine issue of this ti... See More  

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683113

This newspaper lasted but two years...

Item #683113

April 13, 1795

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

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

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683127

Handsome newspaper from the era...

Item #683127

April 14, 1795

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

Four pages, very nice condition.

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682836

Kentucky & navigation of the Mississippi...

Item #682836

April 27, 1795

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

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

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683169

Ten London newspapers from the 1790's...

Item #683169

May 04, 1795

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

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

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676835

The Dunkers religious sect...

Item #676835

October 01, 1795

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, October, 1795  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back three pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles is: "Character of the Dunkers" which begins: "The Dunkers, or German Baptists, in Pennsylvania, and the starters adjacent, who take the Scriptures as their one guide..." wi... See More  

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665499

Two George Washington script signatures on the front page...

Item #665499

May 18, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 18,  1796  The front page of this newspaper contains not one but two Acts of Congress, with each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice President: John Adams. One of the Acts is a supplement to another "...to provide a naval armament."

This title was one of only very few from Washington's ad... See More  

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683306

Work towards putting the Jay Treaty into effect...

Item #683306

May 23, 1796

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

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

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

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679018

Four front page signatures by George Washington...

Item #679018

May 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 28, 1796  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 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, vari... See More  

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677410

Commenting on politicians in office...

Item #677410

July 30, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 30, 1796  Page 3 has a letter which begins: "The reduction of the army & the arrangements in the war office will occasion man revolutions in our microcosm...". Another item comments on those serving in office.

The back page has an ad placed by the "Pennsylvania Population Company" concerning the sale of large acrea... See More  

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665529

Chart noting votes for President by state...

Item #665529

December 17, 1796

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 17, 1796  The top of page 3 contains a very nice chart noting the: "Return of Votes For President and Vice-President" being electoral votes by state. Candidates include J. Adams, Pinckney, Jefferson, Burr, Sam Adams, P. Henry, Jay, Clinton, Washington, etc.

Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, very nice condi... See More  

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676902

Sam Adams and George Washington letters... Adams is elected President...

Item #676902

December 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 28, 1796  The front page has nearly a full column taken up with an Act from the Massachusetts Legislature which is signed in type: Samuel Adams. Page 2 contains a letter signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington.

Also on page 2 are the "Votes For President, &c." being a list of the electoral votes for each state. It shows Adams with 71 vo... See More  

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669092

Laws to be effective in the new state of Tennessee..

Item #669092

February 15, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 15, 1797  Page 2 has various reporting from Congress including talk on making the laws of the United States enforceable in Tennessee, which had recently joined the union.

Four pages, some fold wear, bit close-trimmed at some margins.

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676960

Much on the new frigate Constitution...

Item #676960

September 20, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 20, 1797  Page 2 has two articles concerning the famed frigate Constitution. The first headed: "The Launch" contains: "It will be high water this day...at which time the Constitution frigate will quite the cradle of her birth & repair to the element of which she is calculated to be the price & boast..." with more on this. Further o... See More  

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649216

Post-Revolutionary War Boston...

Item #649216
(5)AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.  

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665589

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665589

March 20, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 20, 1798  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The entire front page is taken up with advertisements including 9 illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has the latest reports from Congress.

Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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683125

Handsome masthead...

Item #683125

June 30, 1798

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

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

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668910

The President responses to the Society of Cincinnati...

Item #668910

July 11, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 11, 1798  Page 2 has an address to the President from the Society of Cincinnati of Trenton, New Jersey, with his response on page 3 signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, foxing to an upper corner, otherwise very nice.

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682997
Item #682997

October 15, 1798

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

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

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683042

The Yellow Fever epidemic...

Item #683042

October 24, 1798

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

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

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

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649292

Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #649292
(5) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged.  Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.

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682998

Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army...

Item #682998

September 11, 1799

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

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683005

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

Item #683005

October 19, 1799

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

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683004

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

Item #683004

October 19, 1799

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

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683104

Death of George Washington...

Item #683104
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1800  Near the back under the section headed: "Obituary, with Anecdotes, of Remarkable Persons" is the very historic report of the death of George Washington.

Beginning with the date of his death, the 14th, the obituary reads in part: ".... At his seat at Mount Vernon, in America, in his 68th year, after a short illness of about 2... See More  

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672562

John Adams refines an Act on the slave trade...

Item #672562

August 16, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 16, 1800  Over a full column of the front page is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is: "An ACT in addition to the act titled 'An Act to Prohibit the Carrying on the Slave Trade from the United States to any Foreign Place or Country."

Page 2 has a nice: "Electioneering!" me... See More  

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672559

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #672559

August 27, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 27, 1800  The front page has over a column taken up with 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, never-trimmed margins, a bit irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.

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667658

Defense of Thomas Jefferson takes most of the front page...

Item #667658

September 22, 1800

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 22, 1800  Three-quarters of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Letter XVII to the People of the United States On the Character of Thomas Jefferson". The letter seems to defend the character & actions of Jefferson against criticisms from others.

The issue of religion is address, noting in part: "...As we are a religi... See More  

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667496

Signed by Jefferson & Adams...

Item #667496

May 04, 1801

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, May 4, 1801  Headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle, the front page has an Act of Congress concerning ranting of land to refugees from Canada, presumably for Loyalists who fled to Canada after the Revolutionary War, signed in type by Vice President Th. Jefferson & President John Adams .

Also on the ftpg. & carrying over to page 2 are correspon... See More  

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667494

President Jefferson's first state-of-the-union address...

Item #667494

December 19, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 19, 1801 Beginning at the bottom of the ftpg. is the: "Message" of the President to Congress, prefaced with a note stating that it was delivered to each House by Mr. Lewis (of Lewis & Clark fame), Secretary to the President.

What follows, and taking over half of page 2, is Jefferson's first state-of-the-union address in which he reviews the event... See More  

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649304

Displayable masthead... early 19th century...

Item #649304
NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802  A typical "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring mercury in the masthead. Some light foxing, untrimmed.  Actual dates vary, but the issue sent will be similar in look and condition to that shown, and will date from 1801-1802.

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666988

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #666988

August 03, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, August 3, 1802  Inside has about a full page of interesting content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender, including a lengthy letter signed by the latter.

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger", due to the content of some of his reporting, which overshadowed the political content. He was... See More  

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667525

Jefferson's state-of-the-union address...

Item #667525

October 20, 1803

NEW YORK EVENING POST, Oct. 20, 1803  Pages 2 and 3 contain the: "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" of Thomas Jefferson to Congress, being his annual state-of-the-union address signed by him in italic type: Th. Jefferson.

Not surprisingly, most of Jefferson's address is concerning the Louisiana Purchase, a timely event near the end of 1803 which would soon be ratified.

Four pages, mino... See More  

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683009

Three new ships are launched at Pittsburgh...

Item #683009

May 15, 1804

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, May 15, 1804  Inside has a brief report noting: "At Pittsburgh (the head of Ohio river) were launched on the 30th March, the ship Louisiana, 300 tons burthen--on the 31st schooner Conquest, 126 tons, pierced for 18 guns--and on the 1st of April, the schooner Alleghany. The first sailed down the river the next day in ballast; the s... See More  

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649289

From Thomas Jefferson's presidency...

Item #649289
(10) BOSTON GAZETTE, dated 1806-1807  A lot of ten issues from the early 19th century when Thomas Jefferson was president.  News and advertising of the day provide perspective on this formative period.  Irregular at the spine but without loss of text; some foxing and wear with lite staining, typical for the period.  The photo shows an example of the look and condition of the is... See More  

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649276

From Thomas Jefferson's administration...

Item #649276
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, 1807-1809  A lot of 10 issues of this popular title from the "Hub City". All have the subscriber's name written in the margin above the masthead, some minor edge tears, a few scattered stains, and occasional foxing, but overall quite nice.

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559604

From the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Presidency...

Item #559604
(5) GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, 1807-1809  A lot of 5 issues offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitioned away from Federalist policy. Average condition.  The images show an example of the condition and look of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the years noted.... See More  

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667550

General Wilkinson is exonerated for his role in the Burr Conspiracy...

Item #667550

July 20, 1808

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 20, 1808   Page 3 has a detailed letter from the court exonerating Gen. Wilkinson from charges for his involvement in the Burr Conspiracy. It is signed in type by the court officials and by Th. Jefferson, who approved the decision.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with irregular margins, various foxing, good condition.

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649235

Oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States...

Item #649235
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, 1809-1810  A lot of eight issues of the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.  Each with occasional foxing; otherwise nice.  Great to have from the heart of Thomas Jefferson's presidency.  The image shows the look and condition of the issues you will receive.  Actual dates vary within the specified time-frame.... See More  

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667684

Jefferson, Pinkney, and Canning...

Item #667684

January 28, 1809

THE DEMOCRAT, Boston, Jan. 28, 1809  The entire front page is taken up with a variety of letters from Thomas Jefferson & William Pinkney concerning the stressed relations with England at the time. A very lengthy letter from Pinkney carries over to page 2.

Four pages, nice condition.

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676868

Early and uncommon title from Baltimore...

Item #676868

September 28, 1811

AMERICAN & COMMERCIAL DAILY ADVERTISER, Baltimore, Sept. 28, 1811  A typical newspaper of the day with various news and a wealth of advertisements.

Among the ads are: "Runaway Negro" with details, and another: "NEGROES - Wanted immediately about fifteen young Negro Slaves, Male and Female, from ten to twenty years old, for which the highest price in cash will be paid."... See More  

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649218

The War of 1812...

Item #649218
(10) A lot of ten newspapers of a blend of various folio-size and non-folio-size newspapers (various titles), all containing news on The War of 1812. Average condition with mild wear and foxing; not damaged or 2nd rate. A great set of historic issues at a very reasonable price.

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678750

Much on the tragic Richmond Theater fire...

Item #678750

January 06, 1812

BOSTON GAZETTE, Jan. 6, 1812  Almost half of page 2 is taken up with several detailed reports on the devastating Richmond Theater fire. Deaths would number 72, and this was the worst urban disaster in United States history at that time. Black borders begin and end the reporting.

Four pages, archival strengthening at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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677829

Surrender of Detroit in the War of 1812...

Item #677829

September 07, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Sept. 7, 1812  The front page contains two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: James Madison.

Page 2 has a number of War of 1812 reports including: "Latest from the Western Frontier" also: "General Orders" signed by William Hull and Isaac Brocks (some text loss here, see photos).

Also: "Gen. Brock's Proclam... See More  

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672949

Battle of Queenston Heights, first major battle of the war...

Item #672949

October 28, 1812

BOSTON PATRIOT, Oct. 28, 1812  Page 2 has: "Battle at Queenston Heights" which was the first major battle of the War of 1812. Also on page 2: "Main Army" concerning General Dearborn, and: "Our Brave Soldiers".

Page 3 has: "War Intelligence, On The Ocean" followed by: "American Prizes", and the back page has nearly half a column headed: "... See More  

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674437

Capture of the Frolic...

Item #674437

November 28, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 28, 1812  Page 2 news "By the Mails" includes a report from New York headed: "Splendid Naval Battle". The detailed report provides the "American Account" of the defeat and capture of the English brig Frolic, by the American ship of war Wasp. The account is signed in type: Caesar R. Wilson, an officer of the Wasp. There is a second... See More  

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672057

Much on the Battle of the Thames...

Item #672057

October 23, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 23, 1813  Certainly the most significant report in this issue is the report of Harrison's significant victory at the Battle of the Thames, during which the Indian leader Tecumseh was killed, collapsing the Indian confederacy & their support of the British in the War of 1812. 

Reported in his own words is the letter from Harrison beginning: &q... See More  

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683031

Two interesting advertisements...

Item #683031

March 15, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 15, 1817  Page 3 has an ad: "Wanted - A Colored female servant to attend a lady & family on a journey for two or three months...". Page 4 has an ad: "50 Dollars Reward" for a runaway mulatto, with details.

Four pages, good condition.

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649239

Variety lot of newspapers... An instant mini-collection...

Item #649239
(10) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of ten different titles dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition---not a damaged lot and no pulpish newspapers. A popular way to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for $2.5... See More  

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637511

Bound volume, with plates...

Item #637511
Bound volume of GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE from London, from the 1820-1840 period. Contains over 600 pgs. and has at least 8 full page plates. Six monthly issues each with a full title/index page. Modern bindings and in nice condition.

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683275

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683275

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820  Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed in type by J. C. Calhoun as Secretary of War. Additionally, in the Supplement there are... See More  

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683276

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683276

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820  Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed in type by J. C. Calhoun as Secretary of War. Additionally, in the Supplement there are... See More  

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683260

Paul Revere's son in the bell foundry business...

Item #683260

February 21, 1822

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 21, 1822  The front page has an illustrated ad for "Joseph W. Revere..."Factory and ship Bells..." with a bit more.

Joseph was the 3rd Paul Revere's 8 children, taking over the bell foundry business from his father in 1811.

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

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664246

Deaths & funerals of Jefferson and Adams...

Item #664246

July 29, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 29, 1826  The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" and "Honor To The Illustrious Dead!" with various repor... See More  

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664247

Deaths & funerals of Jefferson and Adams...

Item #664247

July 29, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 29, 1826  The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" and "Honor To The Illustrious Dead!" with various repor... See More  

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682761

Early from Shelbyville, Kentucky...

Item #682761

October 10, 1828

KENTUCKY ADVOCATE, Shelbyville, Oct. 10, 1828  A volume 1 issue of this early & scarce Kentucky newspaper. 

The entire front page is taken up with: "Gov. Shelby and Gen. Jackson at the Chickasaw Treaty" which also includes several letters signed in type by James Shelby, and James Jackson.

Various news of the day inside, and several illus. ads as well.

Four pages, never-t... See More  

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667248

"Trail of Tears"... Abolishing slavery in Virginia...

Item #667248

July 25, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1829  Nearly half of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Abolition of Slavery" which concerns Virginia, noting: "...revise the constitution of the commonwealth, praying for the adoption of some provisions in the new constitution by which the slave population in the state may be checked, or reduced, and, if possible, ultimately done away.... See More  

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675877

Eli Whitney... Deporting free negroes...

Item #675877

February 11, 1832

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Feb. 11, 1832  The front page has a lengthy article headed: "Eli Whitney", the inventory of the cotton gin.

Page 3 has an article: "Free Negroes and Mulattoes", mentioning: "...a bill devising the ways & means for deporting free negroes, and such as may become free, to Liberia..." with more detail.

Four cafes, slightly... See More  

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649241

Early comic, satire newspaper...

Item #649241
FIGARO IN LONDON, London, 1833  An English comic newspaper of the early 19th century, founded in 1831 and running for almost 8 years. It was the forerunner for the much more popular "Punch" magazine. There is a nice comic illustration in the masthead. Four pages, 8 3/4 by 11 inches, nice condition. The photo shown is generic, but the issue you will receive will be very similar.

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683124

The "downfall of Babylon" and "fake news"...

Item #683124

October 24, 1835

THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, Oct. 24, 1835  A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin and a subtitle: "Or, the Triumph... See More  

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680069

Prelude to the Battle of the Alamo...

Item #680069

January 30, 1836

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 30, 1836  This issue has a great deal of reporting: "From Texas" giving the latest information on their struggles during this significant year, the first report with a subhead: "Declaration of the Victims" beginning: "We the undersigned prisoners of war, condemned to be shot on Monday next..." and more taking over a full col... See More  

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680082

Continuing troubles in Texas...

Item #680082

July 23, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1836  Most of an inside page is taken up with reports headed: "Texas" which includes several letters, one beginning: "I am sorry to inform you of our situation. We are detained here for nothing but to keep you ignorant of the enemy's intention; they will soon be down on you in great numbers...".

Included also is a letter... See More  

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683119

Check from Cooperstown, 1837...

Item #683119
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated Nov. 4, 1837. Included is the amount of $200 in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseb... See More  

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637509

Four issues from our nation's capital...

Item #637509
(4) A lot of 4 issues from Washington, D.C., all dated from the 1820's through 1850's - from four different titles.  They contain a wealth of both political and non-political news from the early period of our federal capital.  All are complete and in good condition. Some foxing & minimal wear, generally in nice condition.  The issues shown are representative of... See More  

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683000

Rare military paper... Sir William Johnson...

Item #683000

December 25, 1840

CITIZEN SOLDIER, Norwich, Vermont, Dec. 25, 1840  "Devoted To the Interests of the Militia, Military Science & National Defense" as noted in the masthead, where also is found their motto: "In Times Of Peace, Prepare For War". Lasted but 52 issues.

The back page has 1 2/3 columns on the: "Biography - Sir William Johnson". Also within: "Military Maxims of... See More  

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683011

The death of William Henry Harrison...

Item #683011

April 06, 1841

LONG-ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, New York, April 6, 1841  The top of pg. 3 has: "Death Of The President" with the report beginning: "Yesterday morning mail bought the important, but not altogether unexpected intelligence of the death of William Henry Harrison, President of the United States.

By this event John Tyler, the vice President becomes president for the balance of Gen. H
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683198
Item #683198

May 08, 1841

THE LOG CABIN, New York, May 8, 1841  Famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of the Whig Party and specifically in support of Wm. H. Harrison's presidential campaign.

This issue is from after the election & inauguration and contains various news of the day with an emphasis on political events. Included are "Appointments by the President" including:... See More  

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682224

Harrison's campaign newspaper, from shortly after his death...

Item #682224

May 29, 1841

THE LOG CABIN, New York, May 29, 1841  The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election, its success carrying over to many issues beyond the inauguration--including this one.

Four pages, an engraving of a log cabin in the masthead, some foxing generally good.

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683257

Anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #683257

September 15, 1842

EMANCIPATOR, Boston, March 10, 1847  A newspaper focused on emancipation: the freedom for slaves. Articles include: "Wilmot Proviso--Yeas and Nays" "The Dangers of Slavery" "Freedom Betrayed" "Proposed Convention at Washington" for the National Anti-Slavery Society.

Four pages, inside stains from pressed leaves, otherwise good condition.

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683294

Early newspaper from the Oneida Community...

Item #683294

April 01, 1843

THE PERFECTIONIST, Putney, Vermont, April 1, 1843  An early newspaper from the Oneida Community. This small folio-size newspaper only published twice a month, by J. H. Noyes & J. L. Skinner. Within the issue the editors espouse their Christian philosophy which became the foundation of the Oneida movement, which would take on greater presence in the decades to come.

Noyes saw man
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678310

Early anti-slavery themed newspaper...

Item #678310

August 10, 1843

NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Aug. 10, 1843  As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from 18 years before the Civil War.

Among the articles: "Letters on Slavery, Addressed to American Wives & Mothers" this being Letter 1. "Pro-Slavery Quakerism--Colorphobia" "Improvement of the Colored Rage" "Anti-Slavery Conventions in Ohio
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667787

Rare and early title from Honolulu...

Item #667787

April 05, 1845

THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, April 5, 1845  One of the earliest newspapers we have offered from Hawaii, and fourteen years earlier than the few of this title we offered in recent years.

The "first series" of this title existed for just 1 1/2 years from 1840 to 1841. It proved unprofitable and was shut down. The editor reestablished the paper under the same titl... See More  

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682621

Reporting the Mexican War...

Item #682621

May 31, 1847

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 31, 1847  Good content from the Mexican War including front page: "Gen. Scott's Proclamation" "Lieut. Col. Fremont" "Later from Matamoros" "From Northern Mexico & California" and more.

Good page 2 war content with: "Important From Mexico" "Reported Defeat ofd Col. Doniphan" "Americans Lost 7 ... See More  

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657896

Mexican War... D.C. properties up for sheriff sale...

Item #657896

September 15, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 1847  All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a huge chart of "City Property To Be Sold For  Taxes", several on Pennsylvania Ave. Likely some now notable residences on the list.

Page 3 has some fine content on the Mexican War with: "From Buena Vista" and: "The Battle of Buena Vista" and; "Late ... See More  

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649225

Gold Rush era...

Item #649225
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1849  Although this issue does not have specific gold rush content, it is a great “period” item with 1849 in the dateline. The issue contains many ads related to California and westward expansion, including several that have small wood-cut prints. The images shown are representative of the condition and format of the issue you will receive, but actual dates... See More  

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649244

From the library of President James Buchanan...

Item #649244
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., 1849  James Buchanan, who would be President of the United States from 1857-1861, earlier served several offices at the federal level, including Congressman from 1821-31; Senator from 1837-1845, Secretary of State from 1845-9, and then Ambassador to England, 1853-1856.

This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously livi... See More  

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680495

The California Gold Rush...

Item #680495

June 02, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 2, 1849  The front page has a print of: "Joseph, Baron De Jellachich, Ban of the Croats".

But the better content is on page 3 with almost half of a page 3 column headed: "California" with some fine content on the early period of the Gold Rush, including a letter datelined from "Suter's (sic) Fort, Upper California".

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649269

An instant collection...

Item #649269
(50) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 50 issues, with at least 10 different titles, dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition--not a damaged lot.  No pulpish newspapers!  A great value.  If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 10 folders for this lot.

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649231

19th century 2nd rate and damaged lot...

Item #649231
(50) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT  A lot of 50 2nd-rate and damaged American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896, containing at least 7 different titles within the lot. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, heavy foxing & wear, missing pages, cut-outs, etc.  A great lot for a dealer or for someone wishing to begin a collection when condition is not a concern. Please note... See More  

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649298

100 issue variety lot of 19th century newspapers...

Item #649298
(100) Wholesale variety lot of 100 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896 all in average or better condition--not a damaged lot--with at least 10 different titles.

A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection. An incredible value at under $2 per issue.  If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 20 for this lot.

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649253

19th century 2nd rate issues (not damaged)...

Item #649253
(50) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT (2nd rate - not damaged) of 50 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896.  All are in 2nd rate condition (none damaged) with at least 7 different titles. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, more than normal foxing ad wear, but will not have missing pages, cut-outs, etc.  A great lot for a dealer or someone wishing to begin a collection w... See More  

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682929

Indian massacre in Minnesota... Much from New Mexico...

Item #682929

May 07, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1850  Page 3 has: "Indian Massacre" with a report from St. Paul, Minnesota, concerning troubles with the Sioux and Chippewa tribes. Also: "Important From New Mexico" takes over half a column, and also a few: "Appointments By The President".

Four pages, ink spots on page 3, good condition.

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683137

From Greensboro, North Carolina...

Item #683137

May 11, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (now spelled Greensboro) North Carolina, May 11, 1850  Articles include: "Rules for Home Education" "A Word to Little Girls" "The Slave Trade" "Another Mammoth Cave" & more. Also a page 3 ad: "Ranaway...my negro girl Rosanna, a very bright mulatto..." with details.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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649284

Magazine by Charles Dickens... An issue from 1851-1853...

Item #649284
HOUSEHOLD WORDS, London, 1851-1853  Charles Dickens published this magazine from 1850 to 1859. Having been frustrated by the interference of publishers when editing three other magazines, Dickens determined that he would have a free hand on "Household Words". Dickens directed every aspect of the magazine's production. He wrote for the magazine, solicited contributions and revise... See More  

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677156

Elizabeth Cady Stanton... The San Francisco fire...

Item #677156

June 21, 1851

NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 21, 1851  The front page begins with a stack of dramatic heads on the fire in San Francisco, with the reporting taking most of the page.

Page 7 has two-thirds of a column taken up with a fine letter headed: "Mrs. Stanton's Letter to the Akron Convention" signed in type: E. C. Stanton, being Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the early leaders in the wo... See More  

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649254

Westward expansion... Decorative masthead...

Item #649254
OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, 1850-1856  A lot of four issues in mixed condition, all with a great masthead and with at least some westward-expansion themed reporting and/or advertising.  One of the more decorative mastheads  of the era.  Four pages, some fold wear, edge tears, etc.  All issues are complete and are offered at a significant discount over their single issue pri... See More  

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682645

The phrenological character of two notables...

Item #682645

January 01, 1854

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, January, 1854  Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

Inside has the portraits of two notables along with their "Phrenological Character, Biographical ... See More  

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682996

Eskimoes... Early print of the Merrimac...

Item #682996

February 23, 1856

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 23, 1856  The front page has a print of: "The New U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on Her Trial Trip". This was the ship that would ultimately be scuttled by the U.S. Navy with the outbreak of the Civil War, and they resurrected by the Confederate Navy & converted to an iron-clad & be involved in the very famous battle with the M... See More  

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675185

Early baseball, in a sporting newspaper...

Item #675185

October 04, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 4, 1856  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is the vol. 1 number 5 issue.

Inside under "Base Ball" is a report about a match between the Newark and Columbia Junior clubs. Another page has a full column o... See More  

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637510
Item #637510
(8) EARLY YEARS OF HARPER'S WEEKLY: Lot of 8 issues of this famous title from 1857-1859, all different dates from its first three years. Nice condition & with some illustrations. A nice wholesale lot at a good price.

Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.

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675237

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675237

January 31, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, January 31, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is the vol. 1 number 11 issue.

The page 13 report could be considered the birth of organized baseball. The top of the first column is headed: "BASE BALL - Young... See More  

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683217

Sensational murder trial of socialite Madeleine Smith...

Item #683217

August 02, 1857

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 2, 1857  This is one of the best issues on the famous 19th century murder trial of Glasgow, Scotland, socialite Madeleine Smith. Very extensive trial reporting consumes all of pages 1, 2, 3 and over half of page 6. Included as well is a front page portrait of the accused Smith, as well as her victim Pierre Emile L'Angelier.

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

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683008

Early views of Syracuse...

Item #683008

February 06, 1858

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Feb. 6, 1858  The ftpg. shows: "Frederic W. Lincoln, Mayor of Boston". Inside has a nearly half page: "General View of the City of Syracuse, New York" and another nearly halfpg: "View of Salina Street, Syracuse, New York" with a related article on Syracuse as well. The back page has 2 prints concerning Siam.

Complete in sixteen pa... See More  

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683293

Early Honolulu, Hawaii...

Item #683293

July 26, 1858

THE FRIEND, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 26, 1858  It is rare to find Hawaiian newspapers from  the middle of the 19th century.

This title has a somewhat religious theme but with other content as well.

Complete in 8 page, 11 3/4 by 9 inches, very nice condition.

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683165

Nice map of the early West...

Item #683165

November 27, 1858

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Nov. 27, 1858  The front page has prints of "John Butterfield, President Overland Mail Company" and "John Butterfield, Jr., Driver of the First Mail Coach Overland to San Francisco" whose names would become famous in Western history. Plus a related article on the front page.

Most of the centerfold is taken up with a very large... See More  

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683116

Very ornate masthead...

Item #683116

August 13, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 13, 1859  This newspaper has one of most ornate mastheads including an illustration of a battleship with maritime symbols bordering the front page.

Among the prints are: "The Late War---French Troops Crossing Mount Cenis" "The Late Prince Metternich" "The Late War in Italy--View of Novara" "London &... See More  

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683174

Lincoln accepts the nomination, with much more on him... Sumner's "Barbarities of Slavery" speech...

Item #683174

June 16, 1860

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 16, 1860  A great issue on the famous "barbarities of slavery" speech by Senator Charles Sumner on June 4, 1860, some four years after being beaten by fellow Congressman Preston Brooks for slandering his cousin in an impassioned anti-slavery speech in 1856.

Returning after four years of absence & recuperation from the attack, this lengthy speech wa... See More  

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649226

Large & ornate masthead from the Civil War...

Item #649226
NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, 1861  The title reflects the theme of this issue, being primarily a farming-related newspaper with agricultural concerns taking much of the front page and some inside space as well. However Civil War reporting is found on page two with a review of the week's battle events and military concerns. Of added significance is the large and very d... See More  

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683173

Preparing for the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #683173

March 30, 1861

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 30, 1861  From just days before the outbreak of the Civil War, this issue has a wealth of reports on the coming conflict.

Articles include: "The Census of 1860" which includes a chart for the "Seceded Slave States" "THE PRO-SLAVERY REBELLION - From South Carolina - Disaffection Among the Slaves--Beauregard's Bragging..." "... See More  

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683107

Great Confederate coverage of the first Battle of Bull Run...

Item #683107

July 29, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 29, 1861  Almost the entire front page is taken up with war-related reports with items headed: "Speech of Gov. Jackson of Missouri" "The Rich Mountain Fight--Statement of Col. Fulkerson" "From Gloucester Point" "From Yorktown" "From Norfolk" "Affairs about Williamsburg" "From Logan County... See More  

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682991

From Confederate North Carolina...

Item #682991

August 21, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, Aug. 21, 1861  This was one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline.

Pages 2 & 3 have various Civil War reports including: "Insubordination in the 'Grand Army' " "Gov. Sprague, of Rhode Isl., on the War" "Ellsworth's Zouaves" "What is To ... See More  

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675379

War movements of Robert E. Lee...

Item #675379

September 07, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 7, 1861  Inside pages have war-related column heads including: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "The Occupation of Pickets" "Movements of General Lee" "The Intentions of the Rebels" "The Next Collision" "From Hatteras Inlet" "Abandonment of Ocracoke Forts" and more.

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, nice c... See More  

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649245

A Charles Dickens publication...

Item #649245
ALL THE YEAR ROUND, London, 1862 (single issue from 1862)  This was a weekly periodical "Conducted By Charles Dickens", as noted in the masthead. Filled with various literary content, this issue contains 24 pages is in very nice, clean condition, 6 by 9 1/4 inches. Nice to have the "Charles Dickens" name in the title.

Disbound without wrappers.  The image is an examp
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649275

A great value... At a lesser price...

Item #649275
(10) The CIVIL WAR:  a lot of 10 issues all non-New York titles from during the Civil War and all have war reports.  A great set for a reseller or for someone looking to obtain authentic Civil War newspapers at a discounted price, and all are in average or better condition.

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649219

Our premier Civil War lot...

Item #649219
THE CIVIL WAR--a lot of the very best of all titles. Here is a group of ten issues of the famous New York Times and/or NY Tribune and/or NY Herald, much like those listed throughout our website, in good shape and all with front page war news.  These New York titles were well-known for their detailed Civil War reporting. An excellent way to obtain an intimate view of this critical and forma
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