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A lot of 4 issues from Washington, D.C., all dated from the 1820's through 1850's - from four different titles. They contain a wealth of both political and non-political news from the early period of our federal capital. All are complete and in good condition. Some foxing & minimal wear, generally in nice condition. The issues shown are representative of... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 19, 1867 The front page has an article headed: "Obituary" on the death of Elias Howe, Jr., the inventor of the sewing machine. The front page includes a nice illustration of Howe. Inside the issue is "The French Iron-Clad Ram 'Taureau'";"Minor & Ward's Road Repairing Machine and Cotton Land Ridger"; and addi... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 21, 1870 The front cover has "Newell's Oscillating Sofa, Table and Couch for Vessels" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Deep-Sea Piers for a Proposed Bridge to Cross the British Channel"; "Komp's Combined Punching and Eyelet-Inserting Machine"; "Leonard's Tool Holder and Grindstone Dressing Ma... See More
THE JOURNAL OF HEALTH, "Conducted by an Association of Physicians" as printed in the masthead, Philadelphia, September 28, 1831 Among the articles within are: "The Russian Cholera"; "Causes of the Epidemic Cholera"; "Syrp of Milk"; "The Acclimating Principle of Plants"; "The Pleasures of a Canter"; & more.
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NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820 The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...They fought at 8 paces with pistols---at the first fire both were wounded--com. Decatur through the abdo... See More
This is followed by anoth... See More
THE ROUGH-HEWER, Albany, New York, August 20, 1840 Has "Devoted to the Support of the Democratic Principles of Jefferson" in the masthead below the title. Front page has: "Mr. Van Buren, and the Elective Franchise" which consumes most of this issue. Quarto-size, 8 pages, a few lite margin stains, large stain on an inside page, some foxing.
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 ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 21, 1878
* Hiram Paulding death
* U.S. Navy rear admiral
* War of 1812 & Civil War
The front page has one column headings: "A HERO GONE TO HIS REST" "Death Of Rear-Admiral Paulding" and more. (see) Nice to have in this venerable newspaper title.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few small margin tears, generally good. Should ... See More
NASHUA WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, New Hampshire, October 28, 1882
* Hillsborough County
* Rare title
A title we have never seen before. This 8 pages newspaper has news of the with several interesting advertisements. Decorative masthead.
Complete in 8 pages, uncut, a little fold wear, otherwise nice.
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 23, 1859
* Slaver - slave ship
Page 2 has an article headed: "Seizure of Ship Atlantic as a Suspected Slaver" See images for text here.
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, other minor margin wear, generally nice.
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, April 24, 1872
* Goingsnake massacre
* Cherokee Nation - Oklahoma
Page 5 has an article headed: "From The West" "The Indian Territory Tragedy" "Further Details Of The Slaughter" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear, generally nice.... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 20, 1934
* Stephen Samuel Wise honored - Jewish
* Reform Judaism rabbi - Zionist leader
The top of page 11 has a one column heading: "RABBI WISE HAILED AS 'GREAT CITIZEN'" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the honoring of Zionist leader, Stephen Samuel Wise, at a birthday dinner in NYC.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 10, 1858
* William Walker (filibuster) arrest
* Nicaragua expedition
The front page has an article with small heading: "General Walker's Arrest in Nicaragua..." Text takes up 1 1/4 columns.
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 27, 1870
* Blackwell's Island insane asylum
* Nellie Bly fame
Page 5 has one column headings: "A Day With Lunatics" "Inside View of the Asylum on Blackwell's Island" Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor foxing, very nice condition.... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 8, 1867
* The Great Mormon Tabernacle at Salt Lake City, Utah
An inside page of this scientific periodical has a very nice engraving captioned: "The Great Mormon Tabernacle at Salt Lake" with a related article as well. Additional articles are: "Densmore's Upright Boiler"; "Brown's Fruit Gatherer"; "Taylor an... See More
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Supplement, March 4, 1889
* 100th anniversary of George Washington's inauguration
Here is a interesting issue which has a illustration of each United States president starting with George Washington and ending with the current Benjamin Harrison, each having a biography as well. The back page has illustration of some important building sin Washington D.C includi... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 27, 1876
* General George Custer's massacre aftermath
* Little Big Horn - Sitting Bull - Gen. Crook
* Sioux Indians War
The front page has one column headings: "CROOK'S EXPEDITION" "A Sharp Pursuit Of The Sioux" "Skirmishes Of Gen. Crook's Force" and more. (see) Interesting coverage shortly after Custer's Massacre.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 18, 1868
* John Allen (saloon keeper) arrested
* "Wickedest Man in New York"
* Notorious underworld figure
* Post Water Street revival - dance hall
Page 6 has an article headed: "John Allen At Tombs" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on John Allen's arrest shortly after he claimed to be reformed. John Allen (saloon keeper)
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THE WORLD, New York City, June 5, 1875
* Molly Maguires ?
* Coal miners
The top of the front page has an article headed: "The Mining Troubles" "Several Collieries Closed By The Rioters" and more. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, generally nice.
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 Dblpgctrfld. has five illustrations, two rather large showing: 'Vicksburg, from the Old Spanish Fort' and 'Natchez on the Hill', plus 3 other scenes. Small scene shows: 'Negro in Stocks: A Scene in Florida' and 'Sunday Amusements at New Orleans--Duel at the Half-Way House'. Full page "The Uprising of Italy" by T... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY May 19, 1866 Two 1/3 pg. illus. of "Major General Judson Kilpatrick, U.S. Minister to Chile" and "Commodore John Rodgers, U.S.N." Also a 1/3 pg. illus. of the "Bombardment of Valparaiso by the Spanish Fleet, March 31, 1866." Inside is a full pg. illus. entitled "'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas." Dblpgctr... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.
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HARPER'S WEEKLY March 17, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Snuffing the Candle for Grandpa." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Railroad Bridge Across the Hudson River at Albany, New York." Ten small illus. pertaining to "Jerusalem from the Golden Gate, Showing the Temple Area in the Fore Ground, with the Mosques and Minarets in the Holy Place." Four small illus. perta... See More
Among the articles within are those headed: "Westminster Abbey" "Old Sarum & Stonehenge, Accurately Described&quo... See More
Among the various reports of the day are two plates: "Remains of Bromfield Priory" (Shropshire), and "S.W. View of the Tower of St. Peter's Church" (Lincolnshire), along with over 2 pages committed to: George Wither's "Hymns and Songs of the Church." Nearly five pages focus on the "Pedigree of t... See More
Complete in 50+ pages and is in nice condition. PLEASE NOTE: this is lacking the front cover page.
The full title/index page ... See More
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound without wrappers, even toning, some edge tears, ... See More
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound without wrappers, some lite scattered foxing, otherwise in very good condition.
The cover has a Christmas poem. Inside the issue is: "Fo... See More
Also within the issue are articles &q... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, September 21, 1816 Nearly a full page has: "Gallipolis, Ohio", which provides a brief but historic background of this OH community. Two separate articles illustrate a great contrast between the relationships between various Indian Tribes and the new settlers: "Chickasaw Notice" and "Huntsville, (M.T.)", the latter... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 22, 1859
* Battle of Solferino, Italy
* Second Italian War of Independence
The front page has one column headings: "The War In Europe" "Additional Particulars of the Battle of Solferino" and more with map titled: "The Battle Field Of Solferino And The Famous Square" Lengthy text continues on page 2.
Other news of the day. Complete in ... See More
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, September 4, 1875
* Fort Smith, Arkansas
* Hangings - executions (6)
* Judge Isaac Parker
Page 2 has a very brief and discrete report under "Latest General News" that reads in full: "Three white men, two Cherokee Indians and one negro were hung at Fort Smith, Arkansas, yesterday" (see)
Complete in 4 pages, very nice condition.... See More
CLEVELAND LEADER, April 10, 1866
* Civil Rights Bill becomes law
* Post Civil War - slavery
The front page has one column headings: "Civil Rights Bill A Law !" "Passed The House 122 To 41"
Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, September 13, 1895
* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett
* America's 1st serial killer trial ending
* Indictment for murder of Benjamin Pitzel
The front page has small one column headings: "Holmes Indicted For Murder" "Formally Accused of Killing B. F. Pitzel at Philadelphia" (see) See image for text.
Other news of the day. Complete ... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 21, 1866
* 14th Amendment - Tennessee ratifies
Page 4 has an article concerning Tennessee ratifying the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, with headings: "WASHINGTON" "The House Passes the Joint Resolution for the Admission of Tennessee" and more. (see) The Fourteenth Amendment was approved by Congress on June 13, and on July 19 Tennessee rat... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 19, 1859
* The Wanderer (slave ship)
Page 2 has about 1/2 of a column of text headed: "The Yacht Wnaderer" "A Visit to the Craft--The Specualtion--The Libel Against The Vessel" which concerns the yacht Wanderer possibly being involved with the African slave trade.
Other news of the day. Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 29, 1859 Half front page illustration of 'Rev. J.W. Cummings, D.D.' also features an accompany article. "Employment of Women" features an article and many small illustrations of women working in Douglas & Sherwood's Skirt Manufactory. "The Pope's Railway Car" article also features three illustrations. Two one-thir... See More
THE MEMPHIS APPEAL, July 26, 1889
* Byhalia MS Mississippi
* Confederate soldiers reunion
The front page has one column headings: "BYHALIA BARBEQUE" "Yesterday's Reunion of Veteran" and more. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, loose along the spine with some margin wear, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 28, 1870
* Oxford MS Mississippi
* Train wreck disaster
The front page has an article headed: "The Disaster In Mississippi" "The Scene of the Accident--Twenty-One Persons Known to be Dead--Horrible Mutilations" See images for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in nice condition.... See More
NEW ORLEANS COMMERCIAL BULLETIN, Louisiana, January 20, 1869
* Uncommon title
* Eventually merged with the New Orleans Prices Current
Page 2 has: "Amnesty Proclamation" and "John H. Surratt" among other items. The back page has no fewer than 60+ illustrated steamboat and ship ads.
Four pages, large folio size, a bit irregular at the blank spine, generally good.... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 13, 1876
* Centennial International Exposition
* 1st ever World's Fair prints
The full front page is a print; "Opening of the American Centennial Festival Exhibition: A Street in Philadelphia" showing Indians & others. Two more pages of prints of the Centennial. Many other prints as well including: "Throwing Bulls ... See More