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Four pages, rubbing hole to the front leaf, some foxing,
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Sept. 21, 1860 This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election (see). The ftpg. also has a bit stating the newspaper: "...its earnest support to the Repu... See More
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
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 27, 1824 The front page features a chart headed: "Presidential Election - Returns so far as they are known" showing votes for Adams, Clay, Crawford, and Jackson, Adams with a commanding lead (see). Much related text as well carrying over to pages 2, 3, 4 & 5 with additional charts.
Inside has a fine letter signed in type: Bolivar, me... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 16, 1818
* The Great New England Sea Serpent
The front page has a report headed and affadavit under:"Sea Serpent" and is signed in type: Joseph Woodward. (see)
Other news of the day with many ads. Complete in 4 pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 1, 1858
* Paul Morphy & Howard Staunton
* Chess Grandmasters
* Slaver Echo case
The front page has a letter to Paul Morphy from Howard Staunton, a response to Morphy's letter. This letter is signed in type. H. Stauton
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
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NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 2, 1834 Page 2 has a simply one sentence report, interesting nonetheless: "A public dinner was given to col. David Crockett, at Louisville, Kentucky, on his way home."
Page 3 has a curious item about death caused by drinking cold water (a common thought in the 19th century--see), followed by a report noting: "The cholera...exists ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 1, 1825 Page 5 has a nice half page article: "Ararat" which is about the plans for the famous Mordecai Manuel Noah, the first American-born Jew to attain national prominence (see hyperlink) to create a new homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River (see photos).
Also within: "The slave trade is prosperous, with all its hor... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 9, 1816 One of the articles is headed: "Gathering of the Jews" which includes: "The re-establishment of the Jews, as a nation,is the subject of a letter from Cairo...A Jew of the tribe of Dan, is said do have collected a prodigious number of discontented Jews--200,000...He calls himself the king of the Jews & the pe... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 9, 1858
* Paul Morphy - American chess champion
* Mormons - Provo, Utah
The front page features a print of: "The Steamship Austria, Burned at Sea September 13, 1858" with accompanying article plus two more full page scenes inside.
Two halfpg. prints are of British Columbia: "Fort Langley, Frazer's River" and "F... 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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Sept. 20, 1860 This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election (see). The ftpg. also has a bit stating the newspaper: "...its earnest support to the Repu... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1852 This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book form, and it is common consens... See More
THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, March 14, 1835 A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin (see) and a subtitle: "Or, the ... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1860 Page 5 has a one column head: "Four Days Later From Europe" "The Prize Fight" "Letters From Heenan" "He Claims the Belt or Another Fight". This was the famous match with Sayers, considered as boxing's first world championship. "...Not having been able to obtain from you as a referee the final decision upon the fig... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832 Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... 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 BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, July 31, 1804 All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered in memory of the recent death of Alexander Hamilton, the result of a duel with Aaron Burr.
The entire front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with a: "Funeral Oration". Further on is a conclusion of a report headed: "Death of Hamilton" which ta... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1848 The top of the back page has a column head: "Further Of The Gold Mines" which is an early report on the California Gold Rush. It is primary a lengthy letter datelined "Monterey, California, August 29, 1848". A few bits include: "The gold discoveries still continue--every day brings some new deposits to light. It... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 22, 1853 Page 4 has a quite lengthy Mormon article headed: "Mormondom, Present and Future" which takes over a full column. One of the paragraphs begins: "The difficulties between the Mormons and the people of the other States are not difficult of reconciliation, except in the matter of polygamy...war must ultimately be made upon them & their sect be ... See More
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
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 10, 1815 The issue begins mid-sentence with: "Gen. Jackson's "Trial" taking over 4 pages. There are 3 pages of "Health Statistics" with state-by-state charts breaking down the population by sex, and age. There are nearly 2 pages of "War Events: Or Things Incidental to the Late War" which includes a su... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1835 Inside has 2 1/2 pages of news under the heading: "Texas" concerning events from the beginning of their war for independence. The reports seem to be a result of the Battle of Gonzales (first battle of the Texas war for independence) but there is no direct reference to it. Included are: "....It was confidently asserted at Vera... See More
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1820 Page 2 has: "Colony of Free Blacks in Africa" which is: "...an asylum for such of our free blacks as are willing to return to the country of their ancestors..." taking about 3/4 of a column. Also: "Piracies begins: "Three persons have just suffered death at Boston for piracy & murder...". Further on is a r... See More
THE DEMOCRAT, Boston, a lot of five "2nd rate" issues dated 1806 (4) and 1807 (1). Various foxing, some staining, perhaps irregular margins, but not damaged issues.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, October 22, 1836 Within the issue is "The Army" report which contains the names of Lt. Magruder and Lt. Lee showing being assigned to Special Duty. Also within the issue is "Governor Everett has appointed Thursday, the first of December next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise in the State of Massachusetts." and principal ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 15, 1821
* Thomas Jefferson on founding the University of Virginia
Perhaps the best item in this issue is the nice & lengthy letter under the heading: "University of Virginia", signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson, as Rector of the University of Virginia. It was this letter that sets out the founding of this insti... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 29, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
Page 3 has great coverage on the Harper's Ferry situation with column heads: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Trial of John Brown, Charged with Conspiracy, Treason & Murder" "Conclusion of the Testimony for the Prosecution" "The... See More
* William Henry Harrison & John Tyler election endorsement notice
* Sag Harbor Long Island New York
The photo shows the page 2 endorsement for the Harrison-Tyler ticket. Includes a list of the Electors Of President and Vice President plus, For Governor, William H. Seward and Luther Bradish for Lieut. Governo
DAILY ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, Jan. 6, 1859 This is an uncommon newspaper from Abraham Lincoln's hometown, containing on the front page an advertisement, albeit rather small, for "LINCOLN & HERNDON, Attorneys and Counsellors At Law..." (see).
But this is not the best content. Page 2 has a very noteworthy report headed: "The Senatorial Election--Mr. Dou
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853 P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More