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August 17, 1836
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 17, 1836 Pg. 2 has: "More Fighting" being a report of a battle in Georgia between the Indians and U.S. troops near Black Creek. Small hole at the fold juncture, areas of foxing.
March 31, 1814
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, 1814 A ftpg. political ad supports the Dexter-Gray ticket for governor & Lieut. Gov. Just above the ad is a small woodcut of a ship that has a banner with: "Don't Give Up The Ship." Traces of foxing, otherwise mostly nice.
January 1, 1859
HALL'S JOURNAL OF HEALTH, New York, January, 1859 Contains tips and anecdotes for healthy living, plus various topical reports. Octavo-size, 12 pgs. browned a bit, otherwise good. A volume I issue.
Item #151489THE PITTSBURGH RECORDER, Pennsylvania, 1822 Here is a volume one issue of a quite uncommon and very early octavo-size newspaper. Seems to be a primarily religious, although some other items as well. A 16 page issue, various foxing throughout, measures 5 by 8-1/2 inches. Very difficult to find a periodical from Pittsburgh before the Civil War, let alone this early.
Item #151416THE STAR , London, England, 1813 This newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rags when making newsprint at that time.
This 4 page issue contains news of the day and various interesting advertisements which give a sense of what life was like during the War of 1812. This issue has a partial red-ink stamps on the upper right hand corner. See!
July 3, 1811
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL EXTRA newspaper from Boston, dated July 3, 1811. The entire 4 page issue is taken up with "Hon. Robert Smith's Address to the People of The United States" concerning his resignation as Secretary of State. Issue was never trimmed, measures about 10 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches. Very nice condition! Uncommon EXTRA.
September 5, 1843
THE UNITED STATES GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 5, 1843 Page 2 has a "For President, Henry Clay, of Kentucky..." advertisement. Some news of the day, but mostly ads & notices, many with include small illustrations.
Complete four pages, rejoined at the spine, otherwise in good condition.
Item #151335NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802 A general "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring Mercury in the masthead (see). Some light foxing, untrimmed. Actual dates vary, but the issue sent will be similar in look and condition to that shown, and will date from 1801-1802.
January 1, 1836
FESSENDEN'S SILK MANUAL & PRACTICAL FARMER, Boston, 1836 Has news and articles about the "Culture of Silk" and other agricultural endeavors. Octavo-size with 16 pages. Some foxing. A rare title.
July 7, 1860
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 7, 1860 A page 6 report headed: "From the Pike's Peak Region" gives details about the Indians, the topography, various communities, and the impact of the gold discoveries. Takes nearly a column. In good condition.
February 7, 1814
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 7, 1814 The last page has an ad for: "Diseases of the Eyes Are Attended To By Joshua Thomas, M. D." Above this a woodcut of an eye. Generally good condition.
September 29, 1827
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 29, 1827 Eagle in the masthead.
December 20, 1831
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Dec. 20, 1831 Pg. 2 has a letter signed: H. Clay, concerning his possible nomination for President. More on him on pg. 3 as well. Some scattered foxing, generally nice. Folio-size, 4 pages.
Item #151244NEW YORK HERALD, August 15, 1812 A back page notice for the: "Mommoth Turtle In Scudder's American Museum" takes nearly half a column and offers many details about this enormous creature. Includes a rather large woodcut of the turtle's head as well.
This is complete in 4 pages with some scattered lite foxing, otherwise is in good condition.
December 25, 1839
THE MADISONIAN, Washington, Dec. 25, 1839 Taking three columns on pg. 2 and five columns on pg. 3 is the President's "Message". It is signed in type: M. Van Buren. Acid-free tape mend to an irregular tear near the masthead, plus a small, barely noticeable tape mend in the text of the address, otherwise very good. Nice to have in a Washington paper.
Item #151172THE BALANCE, Hudson, N.Y., 1807 Has the text of a political speech, and various news reports. Quarto-size with 4 pgs., in vey good condition.
November 6, 1851
THE CIRCULAR, from Brooklyn, New York, dated November 6, 1851 Printed by the Oneida community, this was actually the continuation of the Free Church Circular but was designated as the Vol. I, No. 1 by the editor. Published by the folks of the Oneida Community, this is actually, as stated on page 2, the continuation of the Free Church Circular.
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January 14, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 14, 1860 (Winslow Homer print only!). Full page Homer print: "The Sleighing Season--The Upset". Two light stains and a bit of loss at the top of the print, plus 2 smaller stains in the upper margin. Small archival mend in the outer margin.
February 23, 1861
THE HOME JOURNAL, NY, Feb. 23, 1861. Has many topical reports, some literary content & ads. Very small hole in the second leaf, otherwise nice.
May 23, 1807
NEW-YORK EVENING POST, May 23, 1807. Has bits of news and many ads. Pg. 2 has a report about the "Botanic Garden of South Carlina". Vintage writing above the masthead, otherwise generally good.
January 3, 1811
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Jan. 3, 1811 Taking nearly a full column on the ftpg. is the: "New Year's Address" being the Carrier's Address to the patrons of this newspaper. Other news and advertisements of the day.
Complete in four pages, rejoined at the spine, otherwise nice.
January 31, 1818
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 31, 1818 This issue contains on the back page a rather small, classified-type ad with a small heading: "GUITAR" with the text of the ad reading: "For sale cheap--a new, elegant and superior toned English Guitar, together with instruction book, strings, etc. Inquire at the Centinel Counting Room".
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April 9, 1859
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, April 9, 1859 Talk about an ornate masthead--see the photos for not only one of the larger mastheads, but one of the most ornate and handsome to be had of the 19th century. Nice & quite large illus. of a 3 masted ship, with other embellishments.
This issue has many tears at the edge, a few extending into the prints or text, but fortunately ... See More
August 29, 1804
MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, dated Aug. 29, 1804. Click on the camera below to see the interesting page 2 article headed: "Counterfeit Bank Notes" with a brief article on this problem in Virginia. An early item and great to have in a period newspaper. Scattered foxing throughout, 4 pages, minimal edge wear, generally good.
December 14, 1824
AMERICAN STATESMAN AND CITY REGISTER, Boston, Massachusetts, December 14, 1824 Taking all of the ftpg. and concluding on pg. 2 is the "President's Message". Signed in type on pg. 2: James Monroe.
Complete in four pages with the front page having light rubbing, some dirtiness at the top, and just a few traces of foxing.
February 15, 1840
BAY STATE DEMOCRAT, Boston, Feb. 15, 1840 Issue has numerous ads, including one on the ftpg. for "Patent Balances And Scales" which has three small illustrations of scales or balances. Good condition. Note: The images shown are stock photos of a similar issue to show the look, condition, masthead, and actual balance/scales image you will receive.
April 5, 1827
MANUFACTURER'S & FARMER'S JOURNAL, April 5, 1827. A front page "Act" making appropriations for the purchase of books for the Library of Congress is signed in type: John Quincy Adams. Area of foxing, more so in masthead, otherwise good condition.
October 4, 1844
THE WELL-SPRING, Boston, Oct. 4, 1844 A tabloid-size paper with 4 pages: "Published Weekly, By The Massachusetts Sabbath School Society", as stated in the masthead. Religious content for Sunday school children. Nice masthead has 5 spiritual-like woodcuts. Some foxing & minor edge tears.
February 22, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, February 22, 1861. Page two has: "Important Decision" "The Slave-trader--Evidence--Presumptions" which is about a district court case, "The United States, vs. The Bark Kate and Her Cargo".
March 25, 1848
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Connecticut, March 25, 1848 Page 2 has: "Revolution in France!", "Abdication and Flight of Louis Phillippe", "500 Lives Lost", "A Provisional Govt. Appointed and a Republic Proclaimed".
Other news and advertisements, some which are illustrated, are within.
Complete in four pages and is in good condition.
March 10, 1848
UNITED STATES AND TRUE AMERICAN, Phila., Mar. 10, 1848 Has numerous ads, and a very ornate woodcut in the masthead. Piece missing at the lower left corner affects each leaf, otherwise good.
December 9, 1857
THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Ind., Dec. 9, 1857 "The Presidents Message" on pg. 3 is an editorial that analyzes & critiques. A few edge tears.
December 25, 1846
THE WELL-SPRING, Boston, Nov. 28, 1845 A tabloid-size paper with 4 pages: "Published Weekly, By The Massachusetts Sabbath School Society", as stated in the masthead. Religious content for Sunday school children. Nice masthead has 5 spiritual-like woodcuts. Some foxing & minor edge tears.
December 8, 1855
BALLOUS PICTORIAL, Dec. 8, 1855 Ftpg. illus. of: "William M. Thackeray". "Sketches in Spain" includes 7 illus. including "The Royal Palace at Madrid". Bkpg. has a "General View of Newport, R.I." taking less than 1/4 pg. Text also.
March 12, 1847
WASHINGTON REPUBLICAN, Salem, Indiana, March 12, 1847 This newspaper is in nice condition (except for light waterstaining) due to the use of cotton and rags when making newsprint at that time.
This issue contains various news of the day and interesting advertisements, providing a taste of what life was like in this town from during the Mexican War.
A very early issue for a newspaper from ... See More
July 3, 1811
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL EXTRA, Boston, Massachusetts, July 3, 1811 A four page extra containing the "Hon. Robert's Smith's Address To the People of the United States" being his explanation that led to his resignation as Secretary of State. Sources say that he was actually dismissed by President Madison.
Complete in four pages measuring 15 by 10 inches, untrimmed and in good conditi... See More
July 19, 1826
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 19, 1826 The ftpg. has three "Acts" each signed in type: John Quincy Adams. Dampstaining at the spine, otherwise in generally good condition.
May 20, 1859
THE NEW-YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, May 20, 1859 "Loss Of The Pomona" on page 5 describes the sinking of this boat that had nearly 400 passengers when it left Liverpool for New York. Only 3 passengers survived along with more that a dozen of the crew. The report ends stating that "...when the vessel sank, the shrieks of those on board could be heard on the main land."
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February 11, 1824
SUPPLEMENT TO THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, (Washington), Feb. 11, 1824 A folio-size singlesheet, most of which is taken up by a "Speech Of Mr. M'Lane, (Of Del.)". Traces of foxing but mostly nice. Untrimmed.
April 7, 1821
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, July 7, 1821 A writer relates his experience in eating rattlesnake (almost) in a front page article head: "The Rattle-snake eaten in East Florida."
Other news and advertisements, some which are illustrated, are within.
This is complete in four pages, untrimmed, and is in nice condition.
February 8, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, from Baltimore, Maryland, dated February 8, 1817 Pg. 2 report: "Captors of Major Andre" talks about the situation and the three men who captured him. Some foxing, generally good. Octavo-size, 16 pgs.
January 5, 1809
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Jan. 5, 1809 The "New Year's Address Of The Carrier of the Chronicle" takes all of the first column on the ftpg. re. the Carrier's Address in the form of a poem. Some foxing.
September 10, 1836
THE NEW-YORKER, September 10, 1836 Has various bits of news, some literary content and ads. Ornate lettering in the masthead. A very early publication done by the famed Horace Greeley. Quarto-size in very good condition save for some light browning.
October 19, 1844
THE NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, October 19, 1844 Page 5 has a nice ad/endorsement for the "Whig Nominations" re. the Clay & Frelinghuysen ticket. Includes a nice woodcut of the flag. It also endorses "MILLARD FILLMORE" for governor. The image shown is a stock photo showing the ad. Nice condition.
December 17, 1860
THE COURANT EXTRA, Hartford, Connecticut, A broadside with no masthead or dateline, being the "Speech of Hon. B.F. Wade" in the Senate, Dec. 17, 1860. Foxing, wear at folds and some edge tears. Unusual item.
November 26, 1811
THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Massachusetts, November 26, 1811 The ftpg. has: "Affair Of The Little Belt" being the correspondence between James Monroe and Mr. Morier, followed by those between Monroe and Foster. All letters are signed in type by their respective authors. Subscriber's name written above the masthead.
Complete in four pages with light fold rubbing... See More
December 14, 1831
BADGER'S WEEKLY MESSENGER, Clinton Hall, N.Y., Dec. 14, 1831 Over half of the ftpg. has the: "Message" signed: Andrew Jackson. Good.
August 28, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, from Baltimore, Maryland, dated August 28, 1824. See the photo below for the short article on an inside page concerning gold mining in Aruba. An uncommon account. A complete, 16 page issue measuring 6 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing throughout but causing no loss of readability.
November 30, 1833
THE PENNY MAGAZINE, London, Nov. 30, 1833 A quarto-size publication, the ftpg. has a halfpg. illustration: "Central Nave of St. Peter's" in Rome. Small stain in the outer margin, o/w good.
February 3, 1840
BAY STATE DEMOCRAT, Boston, February 3, 1840 A ftpg. business ad for "Patent Balances And Scales" gives details about the business. Includes two small woodcuts of scales and one of a balance. Fold creases, o/w generally good.
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