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December 12, 1831
UNITED STATES TELEGRAPH, Washington City, Virginia, Dec. 12, 1831
* Confessions of Nat Turner
* Slave insurrection fame
Page 3 has an ad stating that a business has for sale, "The Confession's of Nat Turner". (see)
Turner was the leader of the famous slave insurrection in Virginia that occurred in September of 1831. Describes the "Confessions" as those "volunta... See More
November 27, 1802
BOSTON COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL GAZETTE, Nov. 27, 1802 The top of the front page has a notice for an exhibit of A beautiful African Lion which includes details about the event and a woodcut of a lion. Light foxing.
February 1, 1812
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812 Page 7 has under the heading: "South America" which mentions the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATE..." and continues: "The first fruit of freedom of Carthagena, was the abolition of the INQUISITION... See More
March 14, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 14, 1812 Near the back is a brief yet interesting article headed: "Pleasing Sketch of Zanesville", Ohio, describing it as it was in 1812 (see).
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, a tear at the spine, boxing to the upper right (see), otherwise good condition.
December 12, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 12, 1859
* Post John Brown execution (hanging)
* Much on the funeral services - burial
Almost all of the front page is taken up with with reports on the burial of John Brown including first column heads: "The Impending Crisis" "The Burial of John Brown" "Approaching Execution of His Comrades" "The Efforts to Obtain a Pardon for... See More
July 19, 1856
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 19, 1856
* Great Train Wreck of 1856
* Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania
* The Camp Hill Disaster
The front page has an article headed: "THE DISASTER ON THE NORTH PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD" "Further Particulars" "Sixty Lives Supposed to be Lost" and more with list of the killed. (see) Text takes up over 2 columns.
Other news of the day.... See More
April 15, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, April 15, 1854
* Karl Marx - German revolutionary socialist
Page 5 has about a 2 column article: "THE STATE OF EUROPE," which is written by Karl Marx, and is appropriately signed in type: Karl Marx. See images for details. A website dedicated to the works of Marx states provides the following theme/topic for the article: "Excitement in Italy... See More
April 15, 1859
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1858 The top of the back page has an interesting article headed: "Rehoboth Beach" which takes 7 column inches. Near the beginning is: "About five miles below Cape Henlopen, on the Delaware sea-coast, is a spot of land now laid off as a town called Rehoboth. The fast land extends down to the beach, which is of hard sand, furni... See More
December 18, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, December 18, 1841 The back page of this issue features a quite lengthy report concerning the the "Mutiny Of Slaves" on the ship Creole, a rather infamous event in American history. In this report, it also states that the infamous Bowie knife was one of the instruments used in the killing of Mr. John Hewell, an owner of a portion of the slave... See More
May 23, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention would require the constant labor of 330,000 wor... See More
April 19, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817 The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.
Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More
July 11, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1829 It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people long before they would become a household name.
Near the back is is a great example. Under a list headed: "Military Academy" area the: "...names of the five most distinguished cadets in each class..." and listed in the "First Class" is a young Robe... See More
July 5, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 5, 1834 Within this issue is a report headed: "In Memory of LaFayette" being a "General Order" concerning the death of LaFayette, signed in type by: Andrew Jackson (see).
Also in this issue is lengthy report from Congress taking several pages, as well as: "Mr. Taney & The President" "Chesapeake &... See More
February 22, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 22, 1834 Inside contains: "Anonymous Letters!" which contains several concerning the assassination plot against President Jackson, one beginning: "This is to inform you that I, one of a number of young men of this city who have conspired your death, unknown to my colleagues, write this to warm you of this plot..." and another in... See More
June 9, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 9, 1832 Inside has over half a page headed: "Indian War" which includes a Proclamation from the Rock River, signed by: John Reynolds, noting: "It becomes my duty again to call on you for your services in the defense of your country. The state is not only invaded by the hostile Indians but many of our citizens have been slain in battl... See More
February 6, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 6, 1819 Certainly the most significant content in this issue is a complete printing of the Convention of 1818, headed on page 2 as: "BRITISH TREATY. By the President of the United States of America, A PROCLAMATION". This treaty with England was respecting fisheries, boundary, and the restoration of slaves between the United States of Amer... See More
July 25, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818 The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.
Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.
Sixteen pa... See More
August 18, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 18, 1821 Inside has an article headed: "Major Andre" concerning the removal of his bones to be shipped off to England (see). Also in this issue: "Indian Trade", and an historic report headed: "Admission of Missouri" concerning it formally joining the Union which happened on August 10, 1821. Included is the: "Procl... See More
March 7, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 7, 1829 An inside page has a nice article headed: "The Inauguration" which begins with some details of the proceedings including: "...in the presence of an immense concourse of spectators, filling the portico, the steps...the president of the United States delivered his inaugural address as given below, and having conclude... See More
July 12, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 12, 1828 Starting on page 316 and continuing through page 325 are considerable details regarding the July 4 dedication ceremonies of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (the oldest railroad in the United States), which included the last living signor of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll (Senator of Maryland) performing the groundbreaki... See More
July 18, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1818 Of importance is the multi-page printing of former President James Madison's Address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle.
The Wiley Online Library, in regards to this lengthy address, states the following: "James Madison's 1818 Address to the Albemarle Agricultural Society offers new insight into the diverse historiog... See More
September 7, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1811 This was the first issue published: "Vol. 1 No. 1" as noted in the masthead. The entire front page is taken up with: "The Editor To The Public" in which he details what the newspaper is to be about (see for portions). Page 10 has a chart of: "Total Expenses, Of the War for Independence with a Statement of All the Troops i... See More
Item #654167THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807 Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More
October 17, 1822
THE PITTSBURGH RECORDER, Pennsylvania, October 17, 1822 The volume 1 number 49 issue of a quite uncommon and very early periodical from Western Penna.
Articles within are: "Russia, as a Field for Missionary Effort"; "Anecdote of Boerhave"; "Christian Fidelity"; "Pittsburgh Sabbath School Association"; "Latest from Europe" and more.
Si... See More
July 28, 1812
THE ANTIGALLICAN MONITOR & ANTI-CORSICAN CHRONICLE, London, July 28, 1811 Published by Lewis Goldsmith, of Portuguese-Jewish extraction. Previous to publishing this newspaper he spend much time in France acting as a "secret agent" to Napoleon, including efforts to kidnap King Louis XVIII. Goldsmith escaped to England in 1809 & by 1811 he founded this newspaper (subseq... See More
April 22, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 22, 1854 The ftpg. has an allegorical print of "April". Prints inside include: "The New Custom House, Charleston, South Carolina"; four prints of Indianapolis buildings including the "State House" & "Insane Hospital"; a back page print of "Market Square, Melbourne" and "Prince's Bridge, Melb... See More
January 19, 1936
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, light toning at the margins, generally nice.... See More
July 17, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 17, 1859
* Battle of Solferino, Italy
* Second Italian War of Independence
The front page has one column headings: "News From Europe" "Additional Details of the Battle of Solferino" "Blunders of the Emperor of Austria on the Field" and more. Lengthy text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
October 31, 1843
PENNSYLVANIA INQUIRER& NATIONAL GAZETTE, from Philadelphia, October 31, 1843.
* Martin Chuzzlewit
* Boz - Charles Dickens
The front page has the continuation of: "A New Story By Boz." "The Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit His Relatives, Friends, & Enemies" by Charles Dickens. Text takes up over three columns on the front page.
Complete in four pages, goo... See More
July 21, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 21, 1854 Starting on the bottom of the 3rd column on page 4 and continuing through nearly all of column 4 is the untitled article themed (on the "works of Karl Marx website), "The Details of the Insurrection at Madrid - The Austro-Prussian Summons - The New Austrian Loan - Wallachia," which is written by Karl Marx, and is signed in block type: KARL... See More
August 7, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, August 7, 1854 Starting at the bottom of the 3rd column on page 5 and continuing through the middle of the 2nd column on page 6 is the article, "THE WAR DEBATES IN PARLIAMENT," which is written by Karl Marx, and is signed in block type: KARL MARX.
Note: This is an interesting issue which provides the opportunity for a collector to own an original/authenti... See More
January 24, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 24, 1859 Starting on the bottom of the 3rd column on page 4 and continuing through nearly all of column 4 is the untitled article themed (on the "works of Karl Marx website), "On Italian Unity," which is written by Karl Marx. Although unsigned, it is identified as his writing on the same site - which also prints the text of the article.
Note:... See More
February 1, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, February 1, 1859 Page 3 has the 1+ column article, "AFFAIRS IN PRUSSIA," which is an article written by the NY Tribune foreign correspondent, Karl Marx. Also included on page 3 is, "THE MONEY PANIC IN EUROPE," which is a collaborative report by the team of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune. Although bot... See More
July 8, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 8, 1854 Page 4 has the 2 column article, "STATE OF THE RUSSIAN WAR," which is a collaborative report by the team of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune. Although unsigned, the website headed, "Articles By Marx In The New York Tribune," identifies it as such (along with others).
Note: This is an in... See More
June 6, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 6, 1854 This is an interesting issue, and an opportunity to own an original, 19th century newspaper containing an article written by Friedrich Engels, who along with Karl Marx became the most recognized communist revolutionaries of all time. Prior to becoming known for the political efforts, both men were foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune.
Page 4 has a... See More
May 20, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 20, 1854 This is an interesting issue, and an opportunity to own an original, 19th century newspaper containing an article written by Friedrich Engels, who along with Karl Marx became the most recognized communist revolutionaries of all time. Prior to becoming known for the political efforts, both men were foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune.
Page 4 has a... See More
November 27, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, November 27, 1854 This is an interesting issue, and an opportunity to own an original, 19th century newspaper containing an article written by Friedrich Engels, who along with Karl Marx became the most recognized communist revolutionaries of all time. Prior to becoming known for the political efforts, both men were foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune.
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January 14, 1826
THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, January 14, 1826
* Maryland Jew Bill becomes law
Under the heading "Maryland" is a very nice editorialized report acknowledging the very recent approval of the "Jew Bill" which allowed--for the first time--Jews to hold public office in the state of Maryland. The report reads in part: "The affairs of our stat... See More
Item #653579NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1853-1856 Offered is an issue dated in the mid-1850's which provides the opportunity for a collector to own an original/authentic newspaper with an article written by Friedrich Engels, the communist revolutionary who would become more famous after his death than during his lifetime. Along with Marx, Engels wrote both "The Condition of the Working Class in Eng... See More
October 1, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 1, 1831 Within this issue is an interesting article headed: "Negro College" coming from New Haven,and the text beginning: "Our readers, no doubt, will be surprised at the caption of this paragraph & will wonder what we mean by 'Negro college'. We will inform them that we mean, without any jesting, to say that ther... See More
Item #653287THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1801 There is a very small & inconspicuous item near the back under the "Obituary with Anecdotes of Remarkable Persons" section an entry reading: "At his house in Gloucester place, Brigadier-general Arnold. His remains were interred on the 21st, at Brompton. Seven mourning coaches and four state carriages formed the cavalcade.&quo... See More
October 19, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 19, 1816 The issue begins with over 2 pages being a dateline of the major battle of the Napoleonic War in Europe & the efforts of Napoleon, near the end of which is an entry: "1815 - Waterloo or Mount St. Jean--Bonaparte, after a most destructive battle,...against the allies under Wellington & Blucher, is defeated and totally rou... See More
February 20, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 20, 1830 Page 5 has a number of brief yet interesting items, including: "Key West - Com. Porter has written a letter saying that 'the harbor of Key West, is...the best harbor in the United States..." with more. Also: "Mobile has become a place of much business...has a fine inland trade by steam boats...". "Pirates"... See More
July 13, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 13, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice full page article headed: "Peace and War" which concerns: "A society has been established in Massachusetts by some christian philanthropists to discourage war..." with most of the page taken up with the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, signed in type by him: T... See More
October 9, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, October 9, 1841 See the photo below for the brief, back page report concerning the "Africans of the Amistad" slave ship. A few years ago Stephen Spielberg did a movie on the Amistad.
Other reports include: "Cuba & the Slave Trade", reports from Canada, "Letters of Ex-President General Andrew Jackson" includes one sig... See More
May 3, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 3, 1834 An inside page has a fascinating item extolling the oratory abilities of Colonel Davy Crockett in Congress, reading in part: "...And so the debate run on, as water runs down a hill, or the fountain flows in front of the capitol--but there was not much in it--till col. Crockett arose. Now every pen was dropped--every head was aroused--ev... See More
July 19, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828 The front page has, "CHARLES CARROLL," which gives details of the last surviving signor of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through ... See More
April 17, 1819
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 17, 1819 Among the articles are: "Privateering--and Piracy" "Banking Scraps" "Western Banks" "Jackson--Clinton and Scott" includes a letter signed by: Winfield Scott.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 10 inches, in very good condition.
This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of t... See More
December 19, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 19, 1818 Inside has a brief yet notable item with a small head: "Maryland Legislature" which includes in part: "...A committee was appointed to bring in a bill to extend the same civil privileges to persons professing the Jewish religion as are enjoyed by those of any other religious sect..." (see). This would ultimately come to... See More
June 28, 1817
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
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