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Item #636682THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1821 Certainly one of the more famous magazines of the 18th & 19th centuries, having started in 1731 and surviving for over 130 years. This was the very first publication to use the word "magazine".
Among the articles within are those headed: "Westminster Abbey" "Old Sarum & Stonehenge, Accurately Described&quo... See More
Item #636681THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1816
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
Item #636680THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London England, March, 1802 Within the issue is an article in which a "New Planet" has been reported. This goes into detail about the discovery and includes charts. Other articles and stories are within.
Complete in 50+ pages and is in nice condition. PLEASE NOTE: this is lacking the front cover page.
Item #636679THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1802 Included in this issue is a report on the recent discovery of a new planet by Dr. Olbers, as seen in the photos below. Another page has a nice & rather large print with article titled: "Figure and Description of Mr. Greathead's Life Boat". Additional articles and stories are within.
The full title/index page ... See More
September 21, 1816
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
July 22, 1859
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
January 19, 1859
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
January 29, 1859
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
August 18, 1860
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 18, 1860 The front page has an article: "A New Rifle Weapon" which describes what would be known as the Springfield Model 1861 rifle. This report is from its early days of creation noting in part: "...has just been finished at the Springfield armory & sent to the Ordnance Dept. at Washington...It is intended wholly for wall service,... See More
June 7, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 7, 1834 There is much text on: "Reports on the U. States Bank" taking nearly 7 pages. Over half a column is taken up with: "Col. Crockett" which begins: "The following is a sketch of the remarks of col. Crockett, a member of the house of representatives of the United States from Tennessee, delivered from the lower balcony o... See More
April 21, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 21, 1832 The prime content in this issue is the report from Congress on the Sam Houston flogging case, where he was accused of beating a fellow Congressman, William Stanberry, because of comments made while in debate. Part of the discussion includes: "...Do you admit or deny that you assaulted & beat the said Stanberry, as he has represen... See More
March 11, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1815 Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "Day of Thanksgiving - By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" signed in type: James Madison. It was proclaimed, as noted near the beginning: "...to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a day of thanksgiving &... See More
September 25, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 25, 1858
* Paul Morphy - American chess champion
* Early Salt Lake City, Utah view
The prime print would be the great and displayable full page view of: "Salt Lake City, from the Observatory of the Council House" being one of the earlier views of Salt Lake City to be had in any periodical. The condition of this print is quite n... See More
November 28, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1857 The front page article: 'Dr. Livingstone's Discoveries in Africa' includes a nice nearly half-page illustration of the famous 'The Victoria Falls of the Leeambye or Zambesi River, Called by the Natives Mosyoatunyo (Smoke-Sounding)'.
A text article: "The Mormon War" which is dealing with the quarrel over hos... See More
August 6, 1842
THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 6, 1842
* Early ancient Egyptian living w/ prints
The front page has various illustrations and mini heading under: "Cooley's New Work on Egypt" which tells of early Egyptian customs and living. text takes up most of the front page.
Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
September 14, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, September 14, 1816 Starting on the front page and continuing within is a great article describing a banquet held in Paris to celebrate American Independence, which illustrates the great relationship held between both nations. Another article within describes the the mass migration of negroes from in and around New Orleans to Appalachicol... See More
February 18, 1859
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 18, 1859
* The Wanderer (slave ship)
* Captain Corrie indictment
Page 5 has a brief article with very small heading: "The Slave Trade" Coverage on Captain Corrie being indicted by the Savannah, Georgia grand jury for being involved in the slave trade.
Other news of the day. Eight pages, a little margin wear, generally very nice condition.... See More
November 16, 1935
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 16, 1935
* Actress & singer Judy Garland
* Wizard of Oz movie fame
This is an interesting newspaper for any Judy Garland collector, as this is the very first appearance of her name (as Judy Garland) in the prestigious New York Times. Page 20 has a daily list of "Today On the Radio" and among the hundreds of listings is: "9:30 WEAF--Young Orchestra... See More
July 29, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 29, 1826 The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" and "Honor To The Illustrious Dead!" with various reports on the ... See More
November 24, 1860
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 24, 1860 The front cover has "Christman's Improved Brick Elevator" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Lyman's Improved Protracting Trigonometer"; "Cook's Improved Veneer Cutter"; "Sutton's Improved Sleigh Coupling"; "Improved Skate and Ankle Brace"; and more article... See More
December 22, 1860
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 22, 1860 The front cover has "Huntington's Improved Snow Power" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Largest Hotel in the World" which was the Lindell House in St. Louis, Missouri. This was destroyed by fire in 1867 as reported in the Harper's Weekly issue dated April 20, 1867; "Crandall's Hydraul... See More
May 27, 1826
THE COMMENTATOR, Frankfort, Kentucky, May 27, 1826 An early and uncommon title from Kentucky containing general news and content, & ads. Page 3 has a reward ad offering $100 for the return of "...a negro man named Gabriel..." with details.
Four pages, some binding holes at the spine margins, loss to a lower corner affects some text, irregular at the spine & various foxing.... See More
May 23, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818
* Inventor Eli Whitney
* Cotton Gin invention
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... See More
March 6, 1847
WESTERN LITERARY MESSENGER, Buffalo, New York, March 6, 1847 Although primarily a literary publication, there are some news items at the back including "From the Seat of War" and "Important from Mexico" relating to the Mexican War, and "Rising of the People at Racine"; "Slavery to be Abolished in Delaware"; "Tonawanda Rail Road" and mor... See More
Item #633667HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, June, 1860 Featured in this issue is an article "A Summer in New England" illustrated by Porte Crayon which includes coverage on whaling with several illustrations. Other articles are: "Ancient Monuments in the United States"; "The First Overland Trip to California"; "Insects Belonging to the Cotton Plant"; ... See More
Item #633666HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, September, 1859 This issue contains "Something About Diamonds" which takes 12 pages and contains many illustrations on mining and cutting. Also included are: "Tropical Journeyings - Panama" (which includes content and an image related to General Morgan's capture of Panama along with several other related prints of Old... See More
Item #633663HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1857 Featured in this issue are interesting prints of the travels to Mecca and Medina with lengthy text being included along with these prints as well.
Also included are "The Animal Declaration of Independence"; "An Earthquake in Honduras"; and more interesting stories, news and illustrations.
Complete in 150+ pages,... See More
March 8, 1817
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 8, 1817 Certainly the best content in this issue is the coverage of: "The Inauguration" of James Monroe as President. The reporting begins on the front page & includes a note signed in type: James Monroe, with most of the second column taken up with the beginning of his inaugural address headed "Speech", which carries ov... See More
September 28, 1811
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington City, September 28, 1811
* Slave Auction ad & more
The back page has an ad: For Sale, The following valuable property, low for Cash or Negroes at Valuation. The three story house occupied by James Madison, Esq. and now in possession of Mr. O. Pollack... and more. Also contains other runaway salves reward ads as well.... See More
June 26, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1819 Over a full page is taken up with installment number 5 of the: "Mitigation of Slavery" which is continued discussion of a proposition which includes: "It is true wisdom to exalt the minds of our slaves--to invest them with correct ideas of the moral duties and encourage them in the acquirement of a qualified property." ... See More
August 11, 1849
THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Oneida Reserve, (New York), Aug. 11, 1849 "The Oneida Community was in many ways the most radical social & sexual experiment in American history, founded in central New York by John Humphrey Noyes & a small band of Christian perfectionists in March, 1848. This community, which had evolved during the 1840's from an earlier group association in Put... See More
October 3, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 3, 1812 The entire front page is taken up with a printing of the "Articles of Confederation & Perpetual Union" which were approved by Congress in 1777 and ratified in 1781. The text carries over to take most of page 2 as well, where it concludes with the signature of the various members of Congress (see).
Other items include: "An Act to P... See More
December 27, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 27, 1817 Certainly the best report in this issue is headed "Of Galveston" which is concerning, among other items about Galveston, Texas, the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barnard on the coast of Texas...Among the most conspicuous ... See More
July 29, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 29, 1859
* Joseph Fawkes & his steam plow
Page 3 has a lengthy article headed: "Successful Trial Of Fawkes's Steam Plow" Text takes up 2 1/3 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise nice.
July 30, 1851
THE DAILY CRESCENT, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 30, 1851
* Selling of Southern slaves
* Rare pre Civil War title
Rarely do we have the opportunity to offer newspapers from New Orleans from before the 1880's. Here is a nice pre-Civil War issue, complete in 4 pages with a nice engraving in the masthead of a scene along the Mississippi River. The bottom corner of the ftpg. has a sma... See More
January 4, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 4, 1812 Near the back is an early item concerning the disastrous New Madrid earthquake, before it was known as such. The report includes: "Several shocks by earthquakes have been felt in various parts of the southern and western states...It seems probable that some dreadful calamity may have been experienced in a distant part of the world--probably S... See More
March 5, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825 Within this issue is the complete printing of the inaugural: "Address Delivered by John Quincy Adams, On being sworn into office as President of the United States on the 4th of March, 1825" which takes over two pages. It is prefaced with a report headed: "Inaugural Address" with some of the details of the proceedings (s... See More
January 11, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 11, 1817 The most notable report is the article headed: "Flag of the United States" which is a full column report on altering it, portions including: "...The original flag of the United States was composed of 13 stripes & 13 stars...On the 13th of Jan. 1794 after two new states had been admitted into the union, the national legis... See More
March 22, 1804
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: Boston Gazette, April 12, 1804; United States Gazette, Dec. 26, 1808; New York Evening Post, Dec. 5, 1804; Columbian Centinel, Sept. 14, 1808; and National Intelligencer, Aug. 5, 1808. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More
September 30, 1854
THE FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, Sept. 30, 1854 A nice & rare opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida. Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a wealth of ads as well.
The complete ... See More
October 28, 1807
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, October 28, 1807 The front page features a Proclamation on Army deserters which is signed in type: TH: JEFFERSON and James Madison, Sec'ry of State. Other news, illustrated ship ads and advertisements of the day are within this issue as well.
Four pages, some foxing & light staining, generally good condition.
December 11, 1857
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 11, 1857 The entire front page and a little more than a column on the second page contain the annual state-of-the-union address of the President signed in type: James Buchanan. It includes references to the Mormons and the Kansas situation.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet, wear at the central fold crease and some margin wear as w... See More
December 4, 1848
NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Dec. 4, 1848 Page 5 has a lengthy & early report from Santa Fe, New Mexico talking about military operations, plans to move on to California, and mention that: "...The Apaches had killed & scalped Mr. Johnson Jackson..." with more. Also talk of plans for a convention to organize a government & apply to Congress for a state or territorial govern... See More
October 11, 1847
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 11, 1847 Page 2 has reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Encounter with the Guerrillas" and "Entrance Into the City of Mexico" & "Later From the Rio Grande"
Four pages, nice condition.
June 26, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 26, 1847 The front page has: "Later From Vera Cruz" with over half a column reporting on the Mexican War. Also: "Incidents of Irregular War" "the Families of Volunteers".
The front pg. also has: "The Mormon Temple" reporting the Nauvoo temple has been purchased by the Catholic church (see). Page 3 h... 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.
June 11, 1846
THE WEEKLY CHRONOTYPE, Boston, June 11, 1846 See the great, early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead. An interesting array of news tidbits, a few including: "The Queen City (Cincinnati)", "Later From the Army--Matamoros Abandoned by the Mexicans" "The Church Militant" & much more.
Four pages, nice condition.
August 27, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 27, 1859 This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see).
The front page has prints of: "Charles XV, the New King of Sweden" with text on him. Also: "Whitehall, South & Staten Island Ferries, & Revenue Barge ... See More
October 13, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, October 13, 1859
* Broderick-Terry duel
* David C. & David S.
* Last notable American duel
Page 6 has a lengthy article headed: "THE BRODERICK DUEL" "The Cause--The Challenge" "Full Particulars of the Shooting" and more. (see) Text takes up 4 full columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise n... See More
October 31, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 31, 1859 The top of the front page has column heads: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "The Trial of John Brown, Charged with Conspiracy, Treason and Murder" "Conclusion of the Evidence" "Summing Up For the Prosecution" "Interesting Interview Between Old Brown & the Virginia Soldiers" "Official Reports of the Fi... See More
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