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FRIENDSHIP WEEKLY REGISTER, New York, September 23, 1880
* Uncommon title
* James Garfield w/ print
This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Page has a illustrated notice: "Republican Nominees, For President, James A. Garfield....etc." (see photos)
Light browning with minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 16, 1859 The entire front page is taken up with: "The John Brownites In Council" "Great Confusion & Frequent Interruptions" "Unwonted Activity of the Police" "Various Offenders Ejected" "Serious Prospects of a Bloody Termination" and more. The back page has content concerning hangings related to the John Brown Harper... See More
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, December 27, 1856 Among the noteworthy items within this issue is the frontpage 9 x 8 inch print of the new Westminster Clock Bell (of Big Ben fame), with supporting text (see images). Significant as well are the two prints related to the famous arctic exploring vessel "The HMS Resolute". Other prints include: "The Rev. Dr. Livings... See More
UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, July 26, 1828 This was a campaign journal "...devoted exclusively to the Presidential election..." as stated in the masthead. It was published by Duff Green, who had come to Washington to establish a newspaper to promote the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Mott says, "Green proved to be of the hard-hitting politician type of editor... See More
CITIZEN SOLDIER, Norwich, Vermont, December 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 bkpg. has 1 2/3 columns on the: "Biography - Sir William Johnson". Also within: "Military Maxims of... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 14, 1835 Inside has two items concerning the attempted assassination of President Andrew Jackson, with: "Case of Richard Lawrence", the assassin, followed by: "The Attempted Assassination" with has various particulars.
Elsewhere is a letter to the House of Representatives signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.
Sixteen pa... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 24, 1831 Under the article "National Republican Convention" is the letter which Henry Clay had written to the chair. "...After the letter had been read, Mr. Livingston, of New York, rose, and after some pertinent and eloquent remarks, nominated Henry Clay, which was received with loud and reiterated plaudits...". T... See More
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, December 18, 1896 This is a single leaf "Extra-Supplement" only, a color print of: "Two Little Doves, From a Painting by B. Hall". A nice item for display in very nice condition. Measures 11 by 15 1/2 inches.
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, Feb. 22, 1873 This is the "Extra Supplement" doublepage centerfold only, captioned: "The Temple of Heaven, Pekin" in China. See the hyperlink for more on this notable temple, which dates back to the early 1400's.
Great condition, 21 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches.... See More
Sixteen pages, a
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 20, 1875
* Mary Todd Lincoln INSANE
* President Abraham's wife
The front page has one column headings: "Mrs. Abraham Lincoln" "Trial Of The Question Of Her Sanity In Chicago--A Verdict That She Is Insane Rendered" See image for text here.
Complete in 8 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good. Should be handl... See More
THE OXFORD TIMES, Chenango County, New York, March 20, 1888
* Uncommon title
This is the first we have offered a newspaper from this small town in south-central New York. Various news and ads of the day.
Four pages, minor margin tears, even toning, good condition.
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
THE WORLD, New York, December 17, 1894
* Nellie Bly expose reporting
* "In Trinity's Tenements"
Nellie Bly is perhaps most famous for her trip around the world, which turned the fictional work by Jules Vernes' "Around the World in Eighty Days" into fact for the first time. But there were various other projects which consumed her journalistic career, perhaps most ... See More
VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, January 24, 1892
* Rare Southwestern title
* Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note)
A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early hi... See More
This issue includes a lengthy article headed: "Buonapartiana" which is also subtitled: "Anecdotes Respecting Napoleon Buonaparte", offering considerable detail on Buonaparte as a person, and quite descriptive as well including: "...is about five feet seven inches in height, very strongly made & well proportioned; ve... See More
THE ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT, Irwin, (Ruby Camp), Gunnison County, Colorado, September 8, 1881
* Rare ghost town title
A quite rare mining town camp newspaper which lasted about 5 years. At the turn of the 19th century this title was resurrected in nearby Crested Butte. The only holdings of this title from Irwin noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) by any institution have since bee... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 6, 1841 Taking most of the front page, all of pgs. 2 & 3 & half of page 4 is: "The Inaugural Address" of Gen. William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841...", which was obviously very lengthy, so lengthy & delivered outdoors on a very cold & wet day that he caught a cold & died of pneumonia just one month later.
Gre... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 5 and 12 1824 This is a pair of issues which, between them, include a lengthy article headed: "Suppression of the Slave Trade--Convention For The Suppression of the African Slave Trade. The June 5 issue has an introductory letter signed in type by the President: James Monroe, followed by the "slave trade" article which takes over 6 pages a... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 22, 1828 One of the front page reports has a small head: "The Election" which begins: "The most anxious & ardent, as well as the most rude & ruthless political contest that ever took place in the United States, is now decided in the election of a large majority of electors pledged to the support of gen. Andrew J... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5, 1815 Although this issue has a wealth of news from across the country & elsewhere, certainly the content of prime historical significance is the account of the Battle of Waterloo, being the official report by Wellington of his victory over Napoleon. His account is prefaced with: "...have the following British official accoun... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 Page 3 has a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate idea of its performances. Fully familiar as we are and have been with... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 5,1887 The front page features "Mr. Henry M. Stanley Experimenting with the Maxim Automatic Machine Gun." Inside the issue are: "Laboratory Tromp and Other Apparatus"; "Dickiesons' Binding File"; "Cousins Child's Tray"; "The Vesuvious Observatory"; and additional illustrations, articles and advertisement... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 2, 1868. The front page features "Reynolds' Steam Condensing and Water Elevating Engine". Inside the issue are: "Selfridge's Patent Washing Machine"; "Gear's Variety Planing and Molding Machine"; "Hattan's Patent Fireplace"; "Dimock's Thermo-Annuciator"; and additional illustrations, artic... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 8, 1851 The front page has two illustrations of a "Steam Engine Regulator". Inside the issue are illustrations of "Erricsson's Caloric Engine" and "A Cheap Cottage". Also inside is the ruling of an infringement of patent case dealing with the McCormick's Reaper. Additional articles and advertisements are within as ... See More
FLAKE'S DAILY BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, August 17, 1866 A scarce Southern newspaper from shortly after the end of the Civil War, and from the last state to surrender the Confederate cause. Various news & ads of the day with a small lone star engraving in the masthead. Eight pages, occasional damp staining or foxing and a few small worm holes.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825 (offered at a significantly reduced price - see note)
* The passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill"
* John Quincy Adam's inaugural address
Without question the most notable content within this issue is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland", which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday l... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825
* The passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill"
* John Quincy Adam's inaugural address
Without question the most notable content within this issue is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland", which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday last. The 'Jew bill', as it is called--or... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 26, 1860
* William H. Seward campaigning out West
* Abraham Lincoln about to become president
Page 2 has one column headings that include: "The Great Contest" "Movements Of Senator Seward" "The Destiny Of The United States" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up four columns.
Complete in 12 pages, some spine wear, otherwise ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Section 2 only, January 19, 1936
* Edgar Allan Poe
* Portrait discovery
* Richard Gimbel
The top of page 2 of this section has a one column heading: "MYSTERY PAINTING SHOWS A NEW POE" with subheads and the portrait of Poe that was recently found. (see)
Complete section 2 only with all 10 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More
TRI-WEEKLY FREE PRESS, Detroit, May 25, 1881
* Excursion steamer Victoria disaster
* London, Ontario, Canada
The front page has a one column heading: "TERRIBLE CALAMITY" with subheads. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, good condition.
* Adana massacres - Christians genocide
* Armenians - Ottoman Empire - Turkey
Near the bottom of the front page is a one column heading: "10,000 Persons Slain" with subheads. (See)
Complete in 12 pages, light toning, some spine wear, should be handled with care.
THE WORLD, New York City, November 28, 1883
* Cockfighting - cockfights
* Roosters - blood sport
Page 2 has an article headed: "A COCKFIGHT IN A CELLAR" with subheads. (see)
Complete in 8 pages, light browning a little margin wear, generally good.
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 10, 1875
* Molly Maguires
* Miners - railroad
Page 3 has an article with small heading: "Affairs in the Coal Regions" Nice to have in a Pennsylvania title.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1877
* Brigham Young death funeral - burial
* Mormons - Mormonism - SLC Utah
The front page has a one column heading: "Brigham Young's Funeral" (see)
Complete in 4 pages, very nice condition.
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 21, 1811
* Playing Cards Manufactory
* Letter to President James Madison
The prime content is the page 3 ad for the sale (at auction) of a Playing Cards Manufactory - with considerable details as to what was to be sold. Such ads are uncommon. Other news of the day along with period advertising is found throughout, including a front page letter from B. Irvi... See More
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 7, 1857
* SS Great Eastern under construction
* Color prints - engravings
A terrific issue on the ship "Great Eastern", which was by far the world's largest ship at the time of her launch in 1858 (see hyperlink). The front page shows: "The Leviathan 'Great Eastern' Steam ship Stern & Boss for the Blades of the Screw... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 15, 1873
* Paris Opera fire
* Salle Le Peletier
Page 3 has an article headed: "THE BURNED OPERA-HOUSE" "The Destruction Of The French Academie De Musique" Text takes up over a full column here.
Other news and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
FINDLAY DAILY JEFFERSONIAN, Ohio, December 3, 1880
* Uncommon title
* "Flag City, USA"
The 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements, some illustrated.
Complete, a little irregular along the spine, light damp staining, generally in nice condition.
*From history to the movie "Amazing Grace"
* William Wilberforce & his efforts to abolish the slave trade
Within this 90+ page issue is a report from the House of Lords datelined Feb. 5, which begins: "The debate on the Slave Trade Abolition Bill was resumed by Lord Grenville who repeated all his former ar
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, September 19, 1895
* Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition Speech
* Booker T. Washington - African-American political leader
Just the day prior noted African-American spokesman Booker T. Washington spoke before a predominantly white audience at the Cotton States & International Exposition in Atlanta, a speech which would go down i... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 23, 1895
* Nikola Tesla's electricity experiments
* Alternating currents - waves w/ print
Great issue on the early automobile era with the front page having illustrations of: "A Steam Tricycle" with a related article, and also: "The Electric Carriage of M. Jeantaud" with a lengthy article as well.
Much inside on the l... See More
PUBLIC LEDGER, Memphis, Tennessee, September 28, 1888
* Sea Serpent sighting
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "THE SEA SERPENT GAIN" with subheads.
Eight pages, light even toning, some spine wear with tear, should be handled with care.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 2, 1859
* Paul Morphy - American chess champion
* Revere House banquet honorable guest
The front page has an article headed: "Paul Morphy In Boston" "Banquet At The Revere House" and more. (see) Lengthy text.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 30, 1858
* SS Austria steamship sinking
The front page has an article headed: "The Burning Of The Austria" "Full Particulars Of The Disaster" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up the entire front page and more.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, very nice condition.
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 10, 1821 Perhaps the best item in this issue is the report headed: "General Jackson" which is his address to the citizens of Florida in which he announces the temporary organization of the government of Florida. This address takes over a full page and is signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson, Gov. of the Floridas (see photos for po... See More
Page 2 has a nice political endorsement for the Taylor-Fillmore ticket which features an engraving of a flag inscribed with Rough & Ready, a nod to Taylor's nickname.
A volume I issue and early for Indiana.
News of the day and several interesting advertisements as well. In good condition.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 25, 1832
* slave insurrection in Jamaica
* Andrew Jackson & a treaty with the Ottomans
Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Jamaica" with the report beginning: "We have awful details of the late proceedings of the slaves in this island One hundred and fifty estates had been laid waste by fire...More than tw... See More