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August 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “We shall just give the Sentiments of the Authors of the Monthly and Critical Review concerning it.” Much of Garrat Noel’s advertisement in the August 13, 1770,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Aug 2020

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Exhibition of modern Books, by AUCTION.” Robert Bell, one of the most influential booksellers and auctioneers in eighteenth-century America, toured New England in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2020

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Robert Bell, BOOKSELLER and AUCTIONIER.” Historians of the book have long credited Robert Bell as one of the most innovative, industrious, and successful booksellers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2020

June 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “With an APPENDIX, containing the Distiller’s Assistant.” In the spring of 1770, the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury carried a series of advertisements from...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jun 2020

June 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The following BOOKS.” Lathrop and Smith made a significant investment in their advertisement that ran in the June 4, 1770, edition of the Connecticut Courant. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jun 2020

February 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All the Books in this Catalogue are either American Manufacture, or imported long before the Non-Importation Agreement.” Robert Bell, one of the most industrious booksellers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2020

January 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “JUST PUBLISHED … A SERMON … by the Rev. MORGAN EDWARDS.” John Carter, printer of the Providence Gazette, continued to advertise “WEST’S ALMANACKS,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jan 2020

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette (November 1, 1769). “His printed CATALOGUE may be had.” In an advertisement that ran on the front page of the November 2, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Nov 2019

October 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (October 26, 1769). “Printed in AMERICA.” John Mein was an ardent Tory. In the late 1760s, he and John Fleeming published the Boston Chronicle, one...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Oct 2019

September 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (September 11, 1769). “Every Part of the Workmanship is AMERICAN.” Bookseller Garrat Noel frequently inserted advertisements in newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Sep 2019

June 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (June 19, 1769). “Elegant PICTURES, Framed and glazed in AMERICA.” Late in the spring of 1769, bookseller Garrat Noel placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jun 2019

June 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Journal (June 15, 1769). “ROBERT AITKEN, Bookseller, From Glasgow.” Robert Aitken, a bookseller, kept shop in Philadelphia only briefly in 1769. In...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jun 2019

June 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 9, 1769). “A very large and compleat Assortment of BOOKS.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, the printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, experienced...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jun 2019

The art of cuckoldom

A spoof? Title: The art of cuckoldom : exemplified in the history of Don Fernando. A Spanish tale. With curious and interesting notes / translated by T. Dutton, Esq. Publication: London : Printed for the translator; and sold by D. Brewman,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Apr 2019

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (April 10, 1769). “A FRESH supply of choice drugs and medicines.” When I looked at this advertisement I wondered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Apr 2019

November 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Connecticut Courant (November 21, 1768).“Catalogue of BOOKS, just imported from LONDON.” For three weeks in November 1768 the partnership of Lathrop...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Nov 2018

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 28, 1768).“BOOKS to be sold at the Printing-Office.” Like other printers throughout colonial America, James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2018

Letter : to Messrs. Dodsley

Autographed letter signed by John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork, and addressed to the booksellers Messrs. Dodsley on the subject of Horace Walpole. He commences the letter by asking to see any work by “Mr Walpole”: “I am told of one that it...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Aug 2018

August 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 9, 1768).“For the inspection of the CURIOUS … one of Mr. Benjamin Martin’s ROYAL PATENT PUMPS.” Like...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Aug 2018

July 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 15, 1768).“A large Assortment of BOOKS.” Although eighteenth-century booksellers sometimes issued book catalogs, either as broadsides or...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jul 2018

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