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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
January 13, 1830
AMERICAN WHIG, VERMONT LUMINARY & EQUAL RIGHTS, Woodstock, January 13, 1830 Quite uncommon title which Gregory notes is held by several institution only with a few scattered issues. Page 1 has an article "Appendix - To the Narrative of Facts and Circumstance relating to the kidnapping and presumed Murder of Capt. Williams Morgan. Mrs. Morgan's Affidavit..." Page 4 has "... See More
September 21, 1850
WECLI FONETIC ADVOCET, Sinsinati, O., Septembur 21, 1850 [Weekly Phonetic Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio] dated August 24, 1850 This is one of the more curious newspapers of the 19th century. There was a movement afoot to create a new mode of writing & spelling: to spell words as they sounded, phonetically. Obviously it never caught on, but it did result in this unusual newspaper which... See More
May 13, 1828
AMERICAN TRAVELLER, Boston, May 13, 1828
* Early American stagecoaches
The front page has two illustrated advertisements for stagecoaches. (see)
News of the day with other ads as well. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
November 7, 1828
BOSTON RECORDER, Boston, Massachusetts, November 7, 1828
* Slave ship horrors found...
* Chained in pairs...
* New Orleans, Louisiana bound...
Page 3 has a report from a Baltimore paper about "Domestic Slavery" that says a vessel with "a cargo of 200 souls" departed from that city for New Orleans.
Also says that: "This is the largest num... See More
August 17, 1859
NEW-YORK TIMES, August 17, 1859
* Pike's Peak gold rush
* Miners killed by Indians
The front page has a report Headed: "From Pike's Peak--Miners Killed by Indians" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, nice condition.
Item #646189BOSTON GAZETTE, 1805 A lot of two issues, each with the entire front page taken up with a huge chart of: "Wholesale Prices Current at Boston", showing listings of hundreds of items. Also on the front page are various: "Prices of Stocks" and "Premiums of Insurance" and other financial items. Other news & ads on the other pages. Each issue is complete in 4 pag... See More
August 28, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 28, 1799 The front page has: "An Act giving eventual authority to the President of the United States to augment the army." plus another act, both signed in script type by the President: John Adams. Page 2 has: "Operations Of Bonaparte" "Armies In Italy" and more.... See More
Four pages, rubbing hole to the front leaf, some foxing,
Four pages, rubbing hole to the front leaf, some foxing,
October 1, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 1, 1825
* Mordecai Manuel Noah - Jewish homeland on the Niagara River
* Atrocities of the Slave Trade
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 ... See More
November 9, 1816
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
December 27, 1856
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
July 26, 1828
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
February 14, 1835
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
December 24, 1831
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
January 21, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1826 The prime article is: "Re-assemblage of the Jews" which has a letter somewhat critical of the efforts of Morecai Manuel Noah to create a homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River. This is followed by some responses by Mr. Noah (see).
Also within: "Slave Labor" which is brief (see), and over half a page... See More
April 11, 1835
THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, April 11, 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 su... See More
August 2, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Aug. 2, 1847 Inside has some content regarding the Mexican-American War: "Fourth of July at Monterey, Mexico" "True American Spirit" "From Vera Cruz"
Four pages, nice condition.
April 23, 1804
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The National Intelligencer, Dec. 9, 1808, U.S. Gazette for the Country, June 5, 1809; Boston Gazette, April 23, 1804; The Repertory, May 29, 1807; and New England Palladium, May 11, 1802. 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
January 5, 1856
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 5, 1856 Taking most of the front page is a print of: "Pierce And His Cabinet Discussing American Affairs". Inside has a nice illus: "All Souls Church, 20th Street, 4th Avenue, New York" and "Gymnastic Institute" and a portrait of General Walker with a related halfpg. print: "Arresting The Steamship Northern Light&... See More
February 23, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 23, 1856 The front page has a print of: "The New U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on Her Trial Trip". This was the ship that would ultimately be scuttled by the U.S. Navy with the outbreak of the Civil War, and they resurrected by the Confederate Navy & converted to an iron-clad & be involved in the very famous battle with... See More
April 30, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 30, 1853 The front page shows: "Representation of the Royal Guards, of Cincinnati, Ohio" Inside prints include: "View of the City of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania" (with textual description), "View of Indian Falls, near Cold Spring, New York", "New badge of the Boston Police" "View of Font Hill, Forrest Castle, at ... See More
June 23, 1829
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1829 Near the bottom of the ftpg. are 3 reward ads headed: "Stop The Thief! 150 Dollars Reward", and "Fifty Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...negro man John..."; and "$40 Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...negro woman Hopey...", each for various details (see).
Four pages, some margin wear &am... See More
February 23, 1802
AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 23, 1802 The top of the middle column on the ftpg. has an ad for the coining of: "A Striking Likeness Of Thomas Jefferson, President of the U. States..." with further details on the inaugural medal (see hyperlink).
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
Item #644400THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1821 The most notable content is the very nice "Obituary" of "Napoleon Buonaparte" as the article is headed. With a dateline of May 5 the report begins: "At St.Helena, of a lingering illness, which had confined him to his bed for upwards of forty days, Napoleon Buonaparte. He desired that after this death his body should be... See More
Item #644391THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1815
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
June 26, 1812
THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, June 26, 1812 On page 3 near the top of the second column is A Proclamation issued by President James Madison confirming the Congress declaration of war against Great Britain, stating in part: "...Now therefore, I JAMES MADISON, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the same..." The Proclamation, dated June 12, 1812, is s
July 22, 1842
NEW YORK HERALD EXTRA, July 22, 1842 This single sheet, "Extra" edition of the famous N.Y. Herald newspaper is printed on the front side only. The text is entirely consumed by reports from Europe with a wide variety of content as seen in the heads near the top of the first column (see).
This heading also ha a nice engraving above which is: "Arrival Of The Steamship Acadia.&qu... See More
April 23, 1859
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 23, 1859 Inside has a nice full page print: "The Great Billiard Match Between M. Phelan And J. Serreiter At Detroit--Appearance Of The Firemans Hall On The Evening Of The Match." The previous page has text on the match headed: "The Great Billiard Match at Detroit". Another page has: "Our Billiard Column. Edited By Micha... See More
March 6, 1841
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
June 5, 1824
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
November 22, 1828
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
August 5, 1815
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
December 17, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 17, 1859 The first column heads include: "The Executions At Charlestown" "Bold But Unsuccessful Attempt of Cook & Coppic to Escape" "Impressive Religious Services in the Prisoners' Cells" "Immense Concourse of Spectators to Witness the Executions" "Firm Demeanor of the Culprits on the Scaffold" "The Hanging ... See More
November 2, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 2, 1859 The top of the front page has column heads including: "The Harper's Ferry Affair" "Argument for Arrest of Judgment in Old Brown's Case" "The Trial of Coppie [Coppic] Commenced" "Extraordinary Eulogy on John Brown & His Fellow Conspirators" "The Bloody and Brutal Rochester Manifesto of Seward Elaborated&quo... See More
November 8, 1851
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
March 27, 1841
THE SCOTTISH JOURNAL, New York, March 27, 1841 Obviously a newspaper for Scottish-Americans. The masthead has a thistle-themed engraving. Various literary items & other content.
Eight pages, light damp staining, 10 1/2 by 15 inches, generally nice.
March 6, 1824
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, March 6, 1824 On the back page under "Land For Sale" is a detailed notice that begins: "For sale, my tract of land in Albemarle County, heretofore my residence..." and more about the location of the property as well as the various amenities and improvements. Also some details about a tract of land below Milton. The ad is signed: James M... See More
August 30, 1860
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Aug. 30, 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 Repub... See More
May 1, 1847
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, Philadelphia, May 1, 1847 Obviously a railroad-themed publication, the first in the nation (founded in 1831) replete with railroad articles, ads, etc., and with a very early image of a train in the masthead, along with a steamboat. Inside shows 2 engines of the "Norris' Locomotive Works" and other railroad-related prints (see images).
Sixteen pages, ... See More
March 5, 1825
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
March 5, 1825
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
September 26, 1860
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
March 21, 1820
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1820 Most of pg. 2 is taken up with: "General Jackson's Memorial", continued in a future issue. The ftpg. has a document to the Senate signed by the President: James Monroe, concerning the return of land to the citizens of Georgia by various Indian tribes (see).
No fewer than 4 runaway slave reward ads. Four pages, nice condi... See More
March 6, 1830
PROVIDENCE PATRIOT & COLUMBIAN PHOENIX, Rhode Island, 1830 A lot of 20 issues each with fine reporting of news of the day, plus ads, and with a nice engraving of a phoenix rising from the fire. All cleanly cut at the spine, some clear tape mends throughout, nice condition.
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, rag edition in nice condition.... See More
January 24, 1824
THE MICROSCOPE & INDEPENDENT EXAMINER, Albany, New York, Jan. 24, 1824 A somewhat uncommon title with various news items of the day & many ads. Wide, untrimmed margins, foxing throughout, good condition.
February 1, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 1, 1820 Pages 1 and 2 have wide black "mourning" rules for the death of King George II of England, with both pages containing official instructions as to how to wear appropriate mourning garb. Other items concerning mourning for the recent death of the King (see).
Terrific to have these reports in the London Gazette, the official mouthpiece of the... See More
September 16, 1822
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Sept. 16, 1822
* Lighthouses to be built
* President James Monroe
The ftpg. has 4 Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: James Monroe. One is: "An Act to Authorize the Building of Light-Houses Therein mentioned..." with a list of the lighthouses to be built.... See More
July 10, 1860
THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, July 10, 1860 The top of page 2 has a political ad headed: "People's Ticket" "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN of Illinois" followed by a quote from him (see), and: "For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN of Maine".
The ftpg. has an interesting item beginning: "An exchange says that Lincoln and Hamlin are known as the ... See More
March 24, 1829
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, March 24, 1829 Most of pg. 2 is taken up with a document concerning relations with Panama (continued in a future issue) which is prefaced with a letter from the President, signed in type: John Quincy Adams.
Four pages, minor margin wear.
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