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September 1, 1783
THE POLITICAL MAGAZINE & PARLIAMENTARY, NAVAL, MILITARY, AND LITERARY JOURNAL, London, Sept., 1783 Certainly one of the more scarce titles from the 18th century magazine press. The first several pages deal with the: "Definitive Treaties of Peace with France & Spain, & Preliminary Articles with the Dutch" which includes various correspondences. Included is a notable one ... See More
One of the earliest reported flights of a hot air balloon... On the Treaty of Peace... The capital at Williamsburg?
September 13, 1783
JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, Sept. 13, 1783
* Very early hot air balloon flight
* Revolutionary War peace treaty
* Williamsburg, Virginia as capital ?
Page 2 has a report headed: "The Areostatic Sphere" with details, from a letter from Paris dated Aug. 29, of a very early flight (preceding other reports) which happened on August 27. It begins: "A flying globe... See More
Item #650328THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1784
Among the articles are: "Ancient Customs Elucidated--The Feast of Yule" "History of the Race of Gypsies Further Illustrated" which takes nearly 3 pages; "An Account of the Experiments Made by the Aerostatic Machine of M.M. Montgolfier" the famous balloonist (see); and more.
There is over half a page on the Q... See More
Item #623109THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1784 Inside contains a full page article with heading: "Success of a Journey by Way of Experiment in a Balloon" which happened at France (see), and this is followed by another article which begins: "No sooner was the extraordinary discovery of M. Montgolfier known here about a month ago than a similar experiment was attempted..."... See More
Item #642516THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784 This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.
There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and small engravings of cancellations & free postage, franking notations (see).
There is a nice letter concerning early hot air bal... See More
September 3, 1784
THE YORK CHRONICLE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, England, Sept. 3, 1784
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
* Early ballooning
The front page has a note that: "The Americans even when they have ready money in their hand, prefer the port of London to any others..." with more. Also an early item regarding Mr. Blanchard and his balloon. Pg. 2 has a bit noting: "...proposals for construct... See More
Item #647236THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1784 Among the items in this issue is a continued article of over 4 1/2 pages on: "Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean" which is a tremendous amount of detail on his journey through the South Pacific from August 12 thru early November, 1777.
There is also an article on an early balloon flight by Blanchard with a dateli... See More
December 2, 1784
SUPPLEMENT TO THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, 1784 This "supplemental" issue produced at the end of the year begins with a nearly 6 page article: "A Summary Account of the Various Advantages Resulting from the Voyages of Discovery, Undertaken & Performed during the Present Reign: With an Accurate Chart of the N.W. Coast of America, and N.E. Coast of Asia, as Explored by th... See More
First balloon flight across the Channel... Life of Capt. Cook... Freedom for slaves in Pennsylvania...
January 1, 1785
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1785
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
* French ballooning pioneer
* 1st English Channel crossing
Inside has an article: "Antiquities & Present State of the City of Bolgari" which includes a full page plate of some ruins, etc. (see). Other items include: "Letter from Christopher Columbus to the King of Spain" dated at Jamai... See More
January 14, 1785
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 14, 1785
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
* French ballooning pioneer
* 1st English Channel crossing
Page 3 has an historic report of the very first balloon crossing of the English Channel, done by famed balloonist Jean Blanchard. It notes in part: "Blanchard was two hours & a half in the air; two hours of which he was upo... See More
March 1, 1785
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, March 1, 1785 The third column on page 202 contains the report of George Barrington stealing a watch at the Pit-door of Drury Lane Theatre (see background below).
Page 202 also contains news regarding aeronauts John Jeffries and Jean Pierre Blanchard (balloonists).
Complete in 8 pages,nearly full red ink tax stamp, and is in nice condition.
Background (source - Wikip... See More
August 1, 1785
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785 Among the first articles is: "Brief Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mr. Benjamin Martin...", who was a noted optician, instrument maker, spectacle maker (see hyperlink). This issue is lacking the full page print of him called for.
Also within: "Old Ale Houses and Dancing Schools Described" "Bill Proposed for Regulating th... See More
July 28, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 28, 1788 Page 2 has: "Further Particulars of the Revolution in the Government of France". Also a report noting: "...from Kentucky...that a party of the Wabash Indians have lately attacked the continental troops stationed at Post St. Vincents on the north side of the Ohio...". Page 3 has a letter from Mr. Blanc... See More
June 16, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, June 16, 1789 Page 2 has almost a full column of reporting of: "Congressional Intelligence" almost entirely taken up with: "...the amendments proposed by the senate to the bill for imposing duties on goods, wares, and merchandize imported into the United States." One of the discussions is focused on: "...to alter the enacting stile, by... See More
April 19, 1790
THE MORNING POST, AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, April 19, 1790
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads.
Page 3 has a report on Jean-Pierre Blanchard planning a balloon flight.
Nice condition.... See More
December 24, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1792
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
The front page is filled with ads and includes 6 illustrated ship advertisements. Page 3 has over a full column headed: "Aerostation" which includes a letter signed in type by the famed balloonist: Blanchard. In this report is history of flying by balloons is includ... See More
Item #642029THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1793 There are several items of interest, one of which is several pages on the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" with much text on what should be the fate of Louis XVI (see for portions).
This is followed by: "The Last Will and Testament of His Late Most Christian Majesty" which has near the... See More
August 6, 1819
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Aug. 6, 1819 On the front page is a report about the first manned parachute (made from a balloon) headed: "Mr. Guille's Ascension". Concerning this historic first, the report states in part: "The scene was interesting beyond all expectation. At an early hour in the afternoon every carriage requisition for the Gardens, and Broadway, the Bowery and all ro... See More
October 18, 1820
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1820 Page 3 has a interesting article: "The Deaf & Dumb Fond of Music" being a letter about a musical artist born deaf and dumb (see). Page 3 also has an article on: "Mr. Guille's Ascension" in a balloon.
Four pages, nice condition.
June 15, 1833
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 15, 1833 The issue carries the report "Slavery in the British West Indies" which includes the "Plan of Negro Emancipation". This is the first emancipation of slaves.
There is a Ballooning report of Mr. Durant which took place at Castle Garden, New York.
"The President's Visit" was between the Pres... See More
May 10, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 10, 1834
* Davy Crockett
A brief item at the top of an inside page mentions: "Col. Crockett is yet on his "tower" to the north, and has much amused the people by his originalities, and the broad good humor that plays on his "honest face". (see). There is much reporting from Congress, and also an article headed: &qu... See More
May 23, 1835
EVENING GAZETTE, Boston, Massachusetts, May 23, 1835
* Early ballooning ad
* Louis A. Lauriat
Page 3 has a 5 x 2 1/2 inch advertisement titled: "BALLOON EXHIBITION!" with a illustration of a hot air balloon (see photos).
Contains news of the day with several other ads. Complete in 4 pages, this issue has little margin wear, but is generally in good condition.... See More
August 2, 1842
NEW YORK HERALD, EXTRA, Aug. 2, 1842 A nice broadside (single sheet & printed on 1 side only) "Extra" likely produced to report the news recently arrived from Europe, as the top of the first column has "Arrival Of The Steamship COLUMBIA" with a nice engraving of a steamship (see).
This issue includes reports from France, Prussia, Austria, Spain, Portugal, "The E... See More
May 30, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 30, 1857 Front page includes a 1/3 page illustration featuring a nice view of the town of: 'Concord, New Hampshire'. Several illustrations from "The Rebellion in Borneo - A British Walker" including: 'Drying the heads of their enemies' over a fire. Two half-page illustrations entitled: 'Chinese War Junks' and 'Announcin... See More
July 25, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1857 The front page features "The Travel Notes in Bible Lands" with a half page illustration 'Pool of Bethesda' and smaller illustration 'Pillar of Absalom'. Full page of text with 5 illustrations on: 'New Holland Pippins' with a view of the 'Country House Near Sydney, New Holland' and one of 'Kangaroos'... See More
September 12, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1857 Fine front page illustration plus an article on: "The New York Stock Board In Session" being a fine and early graphic on the Stock Exchange. "Barth's Travels in North and Central Africa" features several illustrations. "Flirtation at Newport" article features several small illustrations. The "Home the Am... See More
February 20, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 20, 1858 Full front page illustration entitled: 'The Washington Monument at Richmond, Virginia'. Nice half page 'Ottawa City, the New Capital of Canada'. "The Old Lull House" article also features a 1/4 page illustration of the same. "Native Life In India" features three illustrations. A full page illustration 'T... See More
September 24, 1858
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 24, 1858
* Silas Brooks - ballooning
* Children stuck in basket
The front page has an article headed: "Thrilling Incident" "Two Children Carried Off By A Balloon" "Later--The Balloon Found--The Children Rescued Asleep" See images for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little spine wear, otherwise very nice... See More
October 2, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 2, 1858 Full front page illustration shows: "Launch of the 'General Admiral', the Largest Wooden Ship in the World, From the Ship-Yard of W. H. Webb, of New York". 'A Trip to Niagara Falls' includes 12 illustrations. Somber back page cartoon: 'The Quarantine Question'
Also an article "A Man Lost in the Clouds"... See More
March 9, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, March 9, 1859
* Ira J. Thurston body found
* Aeronaut - ballooning accident
The front page has a small article headed: "Discovery of the Remains of Mr. Thurston, the Aeronaut" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.
April 30, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1859 Halfpg: 'Proposed Balloon Railway Up Mt. Rhigi, Switzerland'. Nice fullpg: 'May-Day In The City'. Also a full page Winslow Homer print: "May Day In The Country". Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages.
June 18, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1859 Two front 1/4 page illustrations of "General Garibaldi" and "Garibaldi's Chasseurs of the Alps." are featured on the front page. Inside pertaining to "The War in Europe" including "The French Army Marching Through a Sardinian Fortified Place Toward the Austrian Lines" and "The Emperor of Austria and His G... See More
July 3, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 3, 1859
* John Wise (balloonist)
* Ballooning - "Atlantic"
* St. Louis to Oswego, NY flight
Page 4 has an article headed: "THE GREAT BALLOON VOAYAGE" and more. (see)
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, light dampstaining at bottom right corner, nice condition.... See More
July 4, 1859
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 4, 1859 Pg. 4 report: The Great Balloon Voyage The Journey Eastward Almost In Lake Erie Safe Arrival At Troy re. Professor Wises voyage in the mammoth balloon Atlantic. Other news of the day includes: "Ignoring Slavery" "Fireworks Explosion" "From Kansas" "Steam Fire Engine Worth Having" and much more. 8 pages in good condition.
August 9, 1859
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 9, 1859 Back page has: Narrative Of Professor Wises 231st Aerial Voyage Made from St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 1859, accompanied by his son, Chas. E. Wise. Also has: Blondins Greatest Feat He Stands On His Head re. his third tight rope performance above the Niagara River. Both are quite detailed. Other news of the day includes: "THE NEW SLAVE-TRADE" "The Kansas G... See More
August 13, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1859 A nice front page illustration 'The Scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah Territory' with article as well. Nice full page with 3 illustrations of: 'The Pike's Peak Gold Mines'. A full page illustration of "The 'Battle of Magenta' at Jones's Wood, New York". A full page illustration is comprised of... See More
September 3, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1859 Nice front page article and illustration: 'Interview Between Brigham Young and Hon. Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City'. Inside has two gambling-themed illustrations. A very nice full page Winslow Homer print: 'A Cadet Hop At West Point'. Half page illustration 'The New Orleans Charity Hospital' along with two smaller illustrations... See More
September 24, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, September 24, 1859 The frontpage features a text article with 2 illustrations on 'Transatlantic Ballooning' showing 'Professor C. Lowe' and the 'Interior of the Balloon Basket' plus inside the issue is a fullpage illustration of: 'The New Air Ship City of New York'. The doublepage centerfold is by Winslow Homer and is entitled ... See More
October 7, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, October 7, 1859
* John LaMountain voyage
* Balloonist - ballooning pioneer
The back page has an article headed: "Voyage Of The Atlantic" "Aeronautic Perils, Privations and Hairbreadth Escapes" "Narrative of John La Mountain" Lengthy text takes up almost 3 full columns and is signed in type: John LaMountain
Other news of the day. Complete ... See More
October 12, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 12, 1859
* Early ballooning
* John Wise letter
Page 5 has a letter headed: "Systematic Ballooning" "Interesting Letter From Mr, John Wise" signed in type: John Wise.
News of the day. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, nice condition.
April 14, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Apr. 14, 1860 Illus. of: 'Hon. Martin J. Crawford, of Ga.'. Halfpg. shows: 'Rev. W. Corbit Preaching to Thieves & Harlots'. Nearly halfpg: 'Narrow Escape of a Balloonist at Savannah'. Complete in 16 pages.
June 21, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 22, 1861 through August 3, 1861. This is a seven-issue set (part 6) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.
This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed at www... See More
July 6, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 6, 1861
* From the capital of the Confederacy
Among the front page items are: "Army Balloons" "Presentation of a Flag" "The Bethel Fight" "Patriotic Move in West Baton Rouge" & more. Inside has: "The Battle of Martinsburg" "Death of Capt. Ward of Lincoln's Navy" "Another Ve... See More
July 20, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 20, 1861 The full front page is a print of: "Filling Cartridge at the U.S. Arsenal at Watertown, Mass." done by famed artist Winslow Homer.
Other prints within include 5 scenes of: "The Eleventh Indiana Regiment of Zouaves, Colonel L. Wallace", and another full page with 8 prints of: "Scenes About Camp". A half page shows: &q... See More
July 27, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 27, 1861 The front page is taken up with prints of "General Prentis" "Brigadier-General Williams" and a scene of: "Departure of General Lyon & His Command from Boonville, Missouri, for the Arkansas Border."
Other prints inside include: "The Battle of Rich Mountain" & another full page of "Wilson's Z... See More
August 10, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 10, 1861 The front page includes a print of "Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton". Inside has a full page: "Retreat of Our Troops from Bull Run, by Moonlight, Colonel Blenker's Brigade Covering" and a very dramatic full page: "Charge of the Black Horse Cavalry Upon the Fire Zouaves at the Battle of Bull Run"; a full page map: &... See More
September 28, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 28, 1861 The full front page is a scene of the: "Gallant Exploit of Captain Strong of the Second Wisconsin Volunteers". The many prints inside include a very small: "Plan of the Harbor of Beaufort, North Carolina" and much larger prints of: "The Rebel General Albert S. Johnston, Commanding on the Mississippi" "Terrib... See More
October 26, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 26, 1861 The front page has: "A Night Reconnaissance on the Potomac" and a print of: "Lieutenant Braine, U.S.N., Commanding the 'Monticello' ". Other prints inside include: "Grand Cavalry & Artillery Review at Washington" "The 'Monticello' Shelling the Rebels Near Hatteras" "Camp of the Si... See More
December 14, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 14, 1861 The entire front page is taken up with: "A Chart Map Of Georgia, Showing The Percentage of Slaves In Each County." Inside has a full page with seven: "Scenes in & Around Beaufort, South Carolina"; another page has 3 prints of: "The Stone Fleet on its Way to the Southern Coast"; a full page with 3 prints: "... See More
April 19, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 19, 1862 The full front page shows: "Shipping Artillery at Alexandria, Virginia". Prints inside include: "City of Norfolk, Virginia" "Transports Embarking Troops at Alexandria" "Federal Troops at Hampton, Virginia"; a full page: "General Map of the Seat of War in Virginia, Showing the Road to Richmond" &qu... See More
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