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November 14, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 14, 1835
* Texas Revolution beginning
* Mexican Republic dissolved
The top of the front page begins: "There are various rumors & reports from Texas--and some accounts of actual collision between its inhabitants & the Mexican troops...We feel much interest in the successful vindication & defense of their just rights by the p... See More
December 12, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 12, 1835
* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
The prime content is the very lengthy annual state-of-the-union address of the President, taking eight pages and signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson. A very detailed review of the events of 1835.
Also within this issue is a letter signed in type: W. H. Harrison; a letter sig... See More
January 8, 1800
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Jan. 8, 1800
* George Washington funeral
The ftpg. has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affection of the upper part of ... See More
November 2, 1850
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 2, 1850
* William and Ellen Craft
* Macon, Georgia slaves
* Escape to the North
Page 5 has three-quarters of a column headed: "The Boston Slave Hunt & the Vigilance Committee" which begins: "The slave hunters, Knights and Hughes, left the city yesterday at 2 o'clock fully persuaded, after a week's trial, that all attempts to ar... See More
Item #636876HARPER'S WEEKLY -- the first year: 1857 A lot of 6 issues but all in '2nd rate' condition. Very few illustrations from this initial year.
March 27, 1841
THE LOG CABIN, New York, March 27, 1841
* re. William Henry Harrison's death
* Rare campaign title by Horace Greeley
The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election, its success carrying over to many issues beyond the inauguration--including this one.
This issue is from shortly after Harrison's Death, content... See More
May 23, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington D.C. May 23, 1849
* General William J. Worth's death report
Page 2 has a report headed: "Report of Gen. Worth's Death" [Fort Worth, Texas fame], with supporting text. Other news of the day with period ads throughout.
Four pages, nice condition.
April 28, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 28, 1859
* Daniel Edgar Sickles trial verdict
* Philip Barton Key murder
Page 6 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Comments On The Trial of Daniel E. Sickles" concerning his the controversial trial for the murder of Philip Barton Key, and was historic for being the first use of the temporarily insanity plea. One of the comments begins: "Whate... 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 about--among other items concerning 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 charac... 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
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
September 1, 1875
THE FRIEND, Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept. 1, 1875
* "The oldest paper in The Pacific"
It is rare to find Hawaiian newspapers from the 19th century, and this was the first newspaper & literary magazine published by pioneers not native to Hawaii. This title has a somewhat religious theme, but with other content as well.
Content includes "The Sailor's Friend" ... See More
October 18, 1850
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 18, 1850 Page 3 has a lengthy article headed: "Fugitive Slaves--A Case of Kidnapping--Interesting Correspondence". It is a fascinating & detailed article, the photos showing just portions.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
April 30, 1859
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 30, 1859 The front page has: "Sleeping Cars Now in Use on the New York Central Railroad". Inside has a nice doublepage centerfold: "Going to Pike's Peak, the New Gold Region" which includes 6 related prints amongst the text. Some of the prints care captioned: "Camp of the Emigrants" "The Wagon Emigra... See More
January 23, 1858
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 23, 1858 Inside includes a few prints of: "The Great Earthquake at Naples" "Sketches of Native Life In India" "American Firemen" which includes 3 prints, one a nice full page; "Torchlight Procession of the New York Firemen" pulling a fire engine.
Perhaps the most interesting content is the: "Proposed Tunnel ... See More
February 20, 1858
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 20, 1858 The front page features a half page print: "The Royal Bridal Tour - The Prince and Princess Frederick William at the Window the King's Palace, Potsdam". Within the issue are: "Effects of the Late Earthquake in Naples" "The Bridal Tour - Arrival of the Prince and Princess Frederick William at Antwerp"; a ful... 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
August 13, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 13, 1836 The front page has: "Mexico & Texas" with mention that the Mexicans will not fight until fall & that a treaty between Santa Anna & General Sam Houston had reached Mexico. Further particulars as well (see). Other items include: "United States & Mexico" "Revolt of Negroes at Havana" "Unite... See More
January 2, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836
* Smithsonian Institution creation
* Texas War of Independence begins
The front page includes a report prefaced in part by: "...A provisional government has been completely organized & a bill of rights adopted which will be found below..." and what follows is the: "Declaration of the People of Texas in General Conv... See More
November 12, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 12, 1859
* Capture of a slaver - slave ship
* Harper's Ferry insurrection
Front page reports include: "The Slave Trade" "Capture of an Alleged Slaver---Her Arrival in New York" which is concerning the slave ship Emily & takes almost the entire first column (see). Also: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Sentence of Cook ... See More
April 10, 1841
THE LOG CABIN, New York, April 10, 1841
* William Henry Harrison death (1st report)
* Rare campaign title by Horace Greeley
The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election, its success carrying over to many issues beyond the inauguration--including this one. Harrison's term was noted for its brevity, he surviving ... 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
December 21, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1847 Inside has over 3 columns taken up with verbatim testimony on the "Army Court Martial" of Lt. Col. Fremont. In an interesting situation, Frémont, was court-martialed on the grounds of mutiny and disobeying orders. Frémont was appointed governor of California in 1847 in recognition of his role in the Mexican War. ... See More
April 8, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 8, 1847
* Battle of Buena Vista
* Mexican War
The front page has: "A Battle In New Mexico" "From the seat of War" "Mexico" plus a terrific & lengthy: "Buena Vista: Another Account of the Battle" which takes close to 2 columns.
Inside has: "Speech of Hon. A. R McIlvaine on the Mexican War ... See More
April 13, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 13, 1847
* Mexican–American War
* Siege of Veracruz
* General Winfield Scott
The front page has: "Great Triumph of the American Arms which is a great & lengthy letter on the victorious battle of Vera Cruz & includes a detailed letter signed by the commanding general: Winfield Scott. Included are the: "Terms of Ca... See More
March 4, 1861
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 4, 1861
* President-elect Abraham Lincoln
* First Inauguration (day of)
* Dawn of the Civil War
Actually a rather notable issue as every issue we've had of New York titles for this date simply reported the plans for the inauguration as this was the day Lincoln was sworn in as President. But page 2 has a column headed: "EXTRA" with a datelin... 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
April 17, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 17, 1847 The front page has most of a column headed; "From The Army at Vera Cruz" reporting on the Mexican War, and which includes a detailed letter signed in type by: H. L. Scott. Also two appointments by the President, promotions for General Gideon J. Pillow and General John A. Quitman.
The back page has: "The Administration a... See More
April 3, 1841
THE LOG CABIN, New York, April 3, 1841
* William Henry Harrison near death
* Rare campaign title by Greeley
The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election, its success carrying over to many issues beyond the inauguration--including this one. Harrison's term was noted for its brevity, he surviving just one month i... See More
September 4, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 4, 1858
* Salt Lake City, Utah - Mormons
* Winslow Homer prints
The prime content would be the two full page Winslow Homer prints, captioned: "The Bathe At Newport" and "Picnicking In the Woods", along with the great two-thirds page illustration of: "Salt Lake City - Brigham Young's Harem and the Deseret Store&qu... See More
June 2, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860
* Likely the most sought after slave ship print
* Much text re: slave ships
* Black Americana interest
The front page has a print captioned: "The Japanese Embassadors in Their State Costume" with a related article, but the prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on t... See More
August 17, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 1848
* re. the Donner Party incident
* Abraham Lincoln as a unknown
The front page has an article: "California" with news from before gold was discovered, warning caution for emigrants traveling to Calif as: "...The fate of those who have taken the 'short cuts', it is said, ought to be a solemn warning. The horr... 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
March 4, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, a trio of issues dated March 4, April 9 & 13, 1859
* Daniel Sickles trial
* Philip Barton Key murder
The first use of a plea of temporary insanity by a criminal defendant made the Daniel Sickles case noteworthy in American legal history.
Daniel Sickles' murder of Philip Barton Key was the kind of crime that piqued the interest of many, captivating ... See More
December 25, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849
* President Zachary Taylor
* State of the Union Address
Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from "Congress" including several mention of "...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi..." which was Jefferson Davis, who would become the President of the Confederacy. Much of pages 4 and 5 are taken up with: "Th... See More
July 10, 1845
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 10, 1845 Page three has: "Runaway Negroes" which includes: "A large gang of runaway negroes, from Charles county, Maryland, armed with clubs, scythes, &c., passed through the turnpike gate, two miles from this city, on the road leading to Rockville, on Tuesday morning, about one o'clock...When the armed citizens overtook the neg... See More
May 6, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 6, 1848
* Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career
This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote for the "Ten Regiment Bill" showing under the "nays" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others (see).
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July 5, 1848
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Philadelphia, July 5, 1848
* Mexican War ends
* Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
* Mexico - United States - Texas
After several years of prosecuting the Mexican War, it finally came to an end, notice of which is found on page 2 headed: "Proclamation of Peace--By the President of the United States of America" with the text of his Proclamation, follow... See More
October 18, 1856
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 18, 1856 Inside has: American Republican Demonstration" "Fillmore and Slavery Opposed" "Fremont and Liberty Supported" Presidential Perfidy" "Revelations of Franklin Pierce" and more on the coming election.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor loss to a lower corner, minimal wear.
November 9, 1805
MERRIMACK MAGAZINE & LADIES' LITERARY CABINET, Newburyport, Massachusetts, Nov. 9, 1805 A volume one issue of this uncommon title with some interesting articles including: "The Powers of the Eye Expressive of the Passions of The Mind" "Fraternal Affection" "Power of Conscience" and more.
Four pages, 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, nice condition.
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
Item #633660HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, July, 1857 Inside has a twelve page article entitled "The Shakers" which includes seventeen illustrations showing their costumes, important buildings and structures, "The Dance", vocational buildings & more.
Another article is "North Carolina Illustrated - III. Guilford" by Porte Crayon which includes several illustrations.
Other ... See More
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