Lot 435 of 517:
1782 Massachusetts Newspaper  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$72
$10 - $100

The Independent Ledger and the American Advertiser Vol. IV. No. 208




April 29, 1782


4 pp. 39.2x25 (15½x10”), silked.

A representative issue of this newspaper, with news from the House of Commons, including a lengthy article on Edmund Burke's speech against Sir George Rodney's capture of Dutch-held St. Eustatius in 1781, which also discusses the expulsion of the Jews on that island.  Also, a letter from John Adams, as Minister to the Netherlands, discussing treaty negotiations with the Dutch.  The Independent Ledger... was established June 15, 1778 by Edward Draper and John W. Folsom; it was published until Oct. 16, 1786. 

Lot Amendments

Few stains; approx.. ½” hole with loss of text through all pages; expertly silked; very good.

Lots sold without reserve are sold "as Is" and are not returnable under any circumstances. The minimum shipping and handling per invoice is $25 for shipments to the US and $40 for shipments sent outside the US Please consider this when determining your bid amounts.

Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.