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February 3, 1849
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 3, 1849 A very early issue of this scientific journal which began in 1845 and still publishes today. The top of the front page has an illustration of; "The French Sewing Machine" with much text, plus a smaller related photo. Very early for a sewing machine.
Other inventions & scientific improvements inside with some illustrations. Eight page... See More
April 21, 1849
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 21, 1849
* Walter Hunt invention
* Safety pin - patent no. 6,281
It's alway fun to find the origin of things which have become ubiquitous in every day life, such as the safety pin. This issue of the revered scientific journal note under: "List of Patents Issued from the United States Patent Office" an entry which was for the creation ... See More
May 4, 1849
SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., May 4, 1849.
* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
* Front Page Poem
* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
* Front Page Poem
The front page has a poem: Resignation. By Henry W. Longfellow. News of the day includes: "Kentucky Emancipation Convention" "Cholera at New Orleans" "California Emigrants" and much more. Interesting advertisements as well. First leaf is trimmed close at t... See More
August 11, 1849
THE HOME JOURNAL, New York, Aug. 11, 1849 The front page is mostly taken up with: "A Vampire" concerning a trial which notes: "...acknowledged that borne on by an irresistible fury he had rushed to the cemeteries, dragged from their coffins the lately-buried bodies, beat them with tremendous violence, & tore out from the carcases the internal portions...confessed his enorm... See More
September 1, 1849
THE HOME JOURNAL, New York, Sept. 1, 1849 Page 3 has: "State of Society in California" is an interesting article on the loss of ethics upon arrival at the gold fields (see).
Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.
September 15, 1849
THE HOME JOURNAL, New York, Sept. 15, 1849
* California gold rush
Page 2 has: "Letter From California" which takes almost an entire column. It is a fine letter from San Francisco in which the writer corrects all the false, hopeful rumors about the ease of finding gold, and the very difficult & frustrating situation which actually exists (see for beginning).
Page 3 has a... See More
November 17, 1849
THE HOME JOURNAL, New York, Nov. 17, 1849
* California gold rush
Page 2 has close to half a column under the heading: "Late From California" noting: "...bringing about 120 passengers, $477,204 value of gold dust on freight besides a large amount in the hands of the passengers...as soon as the rainy season shall have commenced it will be an easy matter to obtain ... See More
December 16, 1849
SUNDAY TIMES, N.Y., December 16, 1849 The photo shows the very nice masthead of this title which measures 15 1/2 inches across and is 3 inches tall. Mostly topical reports and literary-related content, some ads. Area of lite staining in the lower right corner affecting each leaf, some lite foxing. The issue that you receive may differ in date and content then the issue that is pictured. ... See More
Item #150174FREE CHURCH CIRCULAR, Oneida Reserve, New York, 1850 From shortly after the move to Oneida, N.Y. Rare title.
Complete in 16 pages measuring 8.5 x 5.5 inches with some foxing.
Item #153252THE FREE CHURCH CIRCULAR, Oneida Reserve, 1850 A periodical from the Oneida Community published by George Noyes. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures approximately 9x6 inches and contains 16 pages.
Item #653556An original issue from the 1800's to help jump start your collection... This issue is guaranteed to be original, complete, and to be dated in the 1800's. We do not offer reproductions of any kind! There is a limit of 10 issues per customer at this price. See the images for examples of the condition and look of the issue you will receive. The image shows severa... See More
January 8, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1850
* Mormons - Mormonism
* Early Salt Lake City, Utah
The front page has: "From The Valley Of Salt Lake" which is an early report on the Mormons at their new home. Bits include: "...states that the Mormon colony at the Valley of the Salt Lake was in a prosperous and happy condition. The crops had been abundant...The Mo... See More
January 31, 1850
THE DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., Jan. 31, 1850 Ftpg. has the words of a poem: "The Day is Gone By Longfellow". Vertical dampstaining through the middle does not affect this content.
February 7, 1850
THE DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., Feb. 7, 1850 The ftpg. has a poem: "The First Snow Fall. By James Russell Lowell". Vertical dampstaining in unrelated content affecting each leaf. 4 pages.
April 20, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 20, 1850
* Mormons - Mormonism
* Statehood ?
The back page has over a full column taken up with an article: "The Mormons And the State of Deseret" which is great reading concerning: "...the state of Deseret, and it claims for admission into the American Union...fallen into the very general error that the Mormons were drive... See More
Item #600470HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, June, 1850 This is a volume 1, number 1 issue of this publication. Articles within are "Maurice Tiernay, The Soldier of Fortune"; "Jewish Veneration"; and much more.
This is complete in 144 pages, disbound without outer wrappers, measuring 9 x 6 inches, with scattered lite foxing, otherwise is nice condition.
July 4, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 4, 1850 The front page is entirely taken up with reporting on the: "Debate In The Senate - The Compromise Bill" which happens to contain a interesting tidbit speaking of the size of what are now two of the largest cities in California: "...But again, Mr. President...I compare two towns for the purpose of illustrating that fact. Lo... See More
August 27, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 1850
* Fugitive Slave Act in debate
* California Gold Rush
Well over half of page 2 is taken up with a: "Debate In The Senate - Recapture of Fugitive Slaves" which would ultimately result in the Fugitive Slave Act. Includes are many speeches by "Mr. Davis, of Mississippi", being Jefferson Davis.
The back page has ... See More
September 3, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 3, 1850
* California gold rush producing
The back page has more than half a column taken up with: "Paul "Revere" which has much on his life (see photos). Also: "California" which is a letter from San Francisco, June 1, 1850 which includes: "...beg...your attention to a regulation...prohibiting the importation... See More
Item #153061DAILY EVENING STANDARD, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1851. A nice, typical newspaper of the day from this famous whaling city on the Massachusetts coast. A wealth of news of the day and advertisements. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures 19x15 inches, four pages. Occasional foxing througout.
Item #153126THE WELL-SPRING, Boston, 1851 A little newspaper "Published Weekly, By The Massachusetts Sabbath School Society", as printed in the masthead. Its purpose was described in its prospectus of a few years earlier: "Inasmuch as every juvenile periodical is, and will be perused, to a greater or less extent, on the Sabbath, it is intended that The Well-Spring, like the publications of... See More
Item #604843HOUSEHOLD 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
May 3, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 3, 1851 On pg. 2 under Interesting And Important Discovery is a report discussing the discovery "...of and valuable mineral, Phosphate of Lime, occurring in large quantities in Hurdstown, near the...Morris Canal, in New Jersey..." and more.
May 22, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 22, 1851. Page 2 report taking two columns and a bit more: Ocean Steamers The Rise, Progress and Condition of American Ocean Steam Navigation. News of the day. Small hole in the second leaf, otherwise in good condition. 4 pages.
May 31, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 31, 1851 Ftpg. article: "To Make Artificial Marble And Stone". Also under "Communications" are three letters: "Rotary Motion Of The Earth" "M. Foucaults Demonstration Of The Earths Rotation" "Mr. Foucaults Experiment". Lite rubbing on the front page.
June 13, 1851
INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Ind., June 13, 1851 Pg. 2 has an Ode Sung at the Dedication of the Grand Masonic Hall at Indianapolis. News of the day includes: "The Woman's Right's Convention" "Flood In The Mississippi" "Horrid Murder" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. First leaf has a few very small holes, one a slightly affecting two words in the ode.
Item #602214HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, December, 1851 Near the back of the issue is "Literacy Notices" which discusses "A new work by Herman Melville, entitled Moby Dick; or, the Whale, has just been issued by Harper and Brothers... Moby Dick is the name of an old White Whale; half fish and half devil; the terror of the Nantucket cruisers...This huge sea monster has a co... See More
July 22, 1852
THE DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., July 22, 1852 Topical item on the front page: "Gold Miners Lament". Subscribers name written in the upper margin, minor fold tear at the spine, archival mends to two tears on page 2, lite wear, two lite stains in unrelated text.
September 7, 1852
THE UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, New Hampshire, Sept. 7, 1852
* General Tom Thumb - dwarf
* P.T. Barnum circus attraction
The front page has: "Barnum and Tom Thumb" which includes a letter from Bridgeport, Ct., noting in part: "Barnum's chief sources of income...are his Museum...among his incidental expenses are $200 a week or $10,400 a year for Tom Thumb..." with more on... See More
September 18, 1852
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, September 8, 1852 The front page features a half-page illustration "Grand Review of the U. S. Marine Artillery, of Providence, R. I., by His Excellency Gov. Boutwell and Staff, On Boston Common." Within the issue is "The Late Count D'Orsay" which includes a small illustration of him; "Departure of the Lizzie Webber,... See More
September 29, 1852
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT AND STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Sept., 29, 1852. The back page has: The Grisly Bear of California with the report beginning: One of the greatest attractions at the late Ohio State Fair, was a big Grisly Bearfrom the Pacific coast... 4 pages in nice condition.
November 1, 1852
THE NEW YORK MEDICAL TIMES, Nov., 1852 As the title would suggest, almost entirely taken up with medical news & reports, including; "Case of Luxation of Both Hip Joints" "Proceedings of Societies" "Letters on Syphilis" and other items. Disbound, 32 pgs., 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 in., great condition.
December 2, 1852
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, December 2, 1852
* Junius Brutus Booth death (1st report)
* Patriarch of family of tragedians - actors
* John Wilkes & Edwin's father
The front page has a small heading: "Death of Mr. Booth the Tragedian" See image for very brief report here. Unfortunate for the small article here but still a 1st report in this venerable newspaper title.
Other news ... See More
Item #153057FRIEND'S INTELLIGENCER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1853. A Quaker magazine with a wide variety of content. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Sixteen pages with occasional foxing measuring 10x7 inches.
February 5, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853 The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another halfpg. shows: "Crossing The Ice, On The Hudson River, At Albany".
But the prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned: "Miner Of California Prospecting." (see... See More
September 10, 1853
NEW YORK WEEKLY BUDGET, Sept. 10, 1853 Articles include: "The Sandwich Islands & What California Things About Them" "Uncle Toby to His Nephew" & much more.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
December 10, 1853
OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, Dec. 10, 1853 Page 2 includes: "Sonora & Lower California" which reports on Mexican invaders (see). Four pages, wear at folds causing small holes at fold junctures, some wear at margins.
January 1, 1854
THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL, New York, 1854 A curious little periodical which features a great engraving of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. before the new dome was erected during Lincoln's administration. Contains a wide range of content with many illustrations within. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have th... See More
January 1, 1854
An interesting "Quite-Claim" document, printed but never used so not dated on the front save for the printed portions as seen in the photos below, although curiously there is a date on the reverse of 1854. Measures about 8 1/2 by 14 inches, very nice condition.
January 1, 1854
SUNDAY SCHOOL ADVOCATE, New York, 1854 A group of four issues each with a different print on the ftpg. including the cathedral of Milan, the city of Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Astor Library. Each issue is complete in 8 pages, never bound nor trimmed, ornate masthead, 10 by 13 1/4 inches, good condition
January 7, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, NYC, January 7, 1854. This 8 page newspaper is in good condition. A page 4 article is headed: "ELECTING A PRESIDENT" which talks about the changes in the process of electing the President of the United States. Other articles include: "DISASTER AT SEA" "CENTREVILLE, RHODE ISLAND" and much more. Many advertisements as well.
January 17, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, NYC, January 17, 1854. This 8 page newspaper is in good condition. A page 5 article is headed: "FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT" "Harlem Railroad Express Train Run Off" which tells of an express train disaster on the Harlem Railroad. Other articles include: "KANE'S ARTIC EXPEDITION" "THE SAN FRANCISCO" and much more. Many advertisements as well.
April 1, 1854
THE MOTHER'S ASSISTANT & YOUNG LADY'S FRIEND, Boston, Massachusetts, April, 1854
* Uncommon title
* Parental themed magazine
Has content designed to aid in "domestic education" and promote "parental responsibility" using the Bible as a guide. Octavo-size, 32 pgs., some wear, & tattered a bit at the edges. Still has original pink wrapper.... See More
May 27, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston MA, May 27, 1854. This 16 page newspaper is one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time. The famed Harper's Weekly didn't start until 1857. The woodcuts in these issues give the public a sense of what was going on around America at the time. This particular issue has the following woodcuts : May, ftpg. - Various illus. from the Crystal Palace - Eastwick's Vi... See More
June 7, 1854
INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Ind., June 7, 1854 This 4 page newspaper is in good condition. The back page has: An Address Delivered before the Daughters of Temperance...of Lawrenceburgh. By Mrs. Pauline E. Christian What Has Woman To Do In The Temperance Reformation? Other articles include: "Prohibitory Liquor Law" "Baby Show in Canada" and much more. Many interesting advertisement... See More
June 10, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, June 10, 1854 This 16 page newspaper is one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time. The famed Harper's Weekly didn't start until 1857. The woodcuts in these issues give the public a sense of what was going on around America at the time. This particular issue has the following woodcuts : Monument to the late Richard Johnson, at Frankfort, Kentu... See More
June 22, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, NYC, June 22, 1854. This 8 page newspaper is in good condition. A page 6 article is headed: "RAMBLES UP THE MISSOURI" which tells of a boat trip up the Missouri River, two thousand miles to Yellow Stone. Other articles include: "KANSAS" "THE NEW TERRITORIES" and much more. Many advertisements as well.
July 22, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 22, 1854 The ftpg. shows: "Pauromama, or Mount of Pleasure, in Japan". Inside has a great half page print captioned: "Nauvoo, From the Mississippi, Looking Down the River." with a related article headed: "Nauvoo City", which begins: "This is the site of the celebrated Mormon city founded by Joe Smith & his followers in 18... See More
August 14, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, NYC, August 14, 1854. This 8 page newspaper is in good condition except for little margin wear. A page 4 article is headed: "SCRANTON, PA" which tells of it's growth since it was discovered just 10 years ago from this time. Other articles include: "Kansas" "Post-Office Reform" "New Orleans-The Great Fire" and much more news of the day. Many advertisements as ... See More
August 19, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston MA, August 19, 1854. This 16 page newspaper is one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time. The famed Harper's Weekly didn't start until 1857. The woodcuts in these issues give the public a sense of what was going on around America at the time. This particular issue has the following woodcuts: Philadelphia, ftpg. - Springfield, Massachusetts - New arsenal at... See More
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