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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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Another article is "North Carolina Illustrated - III. Guilford" by Porte Crayon which includes several illustrations.
Other ... See More
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Also: RHODE IS. AMERICAN STATESMAN, 1829, a lot of 8 issues,... See More
THE RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN, Providence, 1829 A lot of five issues, each containing on the back page a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Each issue cleanly loose at the spine, scattered foxing, good condition. ... See More
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, 1836 Although there is some literary content this newspaper also has much current news of the day. This is a lot of eight issues from this year. All are never bound nor trimmed, several folds and some rubbing to the top fold at the masthead, scattered foxing, generally in good condition.
THE WEEKLY VISITOR OR LADIES' MISCELLANY, New York, 1804 A lot of 6 issues of this interesting & uncommon title, featuring an angelic engraving in the masthead. Mostly "womanly" content but a page with mostly news items near the back. All are eight pages, various foxing, minimal margin wear, 8 1/4 by 10 inches, nice condition.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825 Within 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 (see). Great ... See More
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The Repertory, May 12, 1807; Boston Patriot, June 7, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Oct. 5, 1808; N.Y. Evening Post, Dec. 27, 1804; and U.S. Gazette For the Country, Jan. 16, 1809. 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
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1847 Much reporting on the Mexican War, plus the front page has: "Late From California" which is a lengthy letter from San Diego reading more like a travelogue than a military report, although there is mention of a battle with the Mexicans (see for portions).
Also on the ftpg: "Letter From Gen. Taylor" and "Santa A... See More