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May 26, 1859
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 26, 1859
* Paul Morphy
* American chess champion
The front page has one column headings: "The Chess Champion" "Presentation to Paul Morphy by the New-York Chess Club" and more with smaller subheads. Lengthy text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
Item #649244DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., 1849 James Buchanan, who would be President of the United States from 1857-1861, earlier served several offices at the federal level, including Congressman from 1821-31; Senator from 1837-1845, Secretary of State from 1845-9, and then Ambassador to England, 1853-1856.
This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously livi... See More
Item #649241FIGARO IN LONDON, London, 1833 An English comic newspaper of the early 19th century, founded in 1831 and running for almost 8 years. It was the forerunner for the much more popular "Punch" magazine. There is a nice comic illustration in the masthead. Four pages, 8 3/4 by 11 inches, nice condition. The photo shown is generic, but the issue you will receive will be very similar.
Item #649239A popular way to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for under $2.50 each. A great set for a great price. The image shown is representative of the look and condition of the issues you will receive. Actual issues vary.... See More
Item #649237THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, 1840's A lot of five issues from just after Florida’s statehood. All are in “2nd rate” condition (staining, rubbing, close-trimming, etc.), but are not damaged. A very popular lot. Issues from early Florida are very difficult to find and are quite collectible. A great set at a bargain price.
Item #649235CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, 1809-1810 A lot of eight issues of the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States. Each with occasional foxing; otherwise nice. Great to have from the heart of Thomas Jefferson's presidency. The image shows the look and condition of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the specified time-frame.... See More
Item #649231WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT A lot of 50 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896, consisting of a blend of 2nd rate and damaged issues, and containing at least 7 different titles within the lot. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, heavy foxing & wear, missing pages, cut-outs, etc. A great lot for a dealer or for someone wishing to begin a collection when conditio... See More
Item #649228WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of ten different titles dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition---not a damaged lot and no pulpish newspapers. A popular way to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for under $2.... See More
Item #649225NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1849 Although this issue does not have specific gold rush content, it is a great “period” item with 1849 in the dateline. The issue contains many ads related to California and westward expansion, including several that have small wood-cut prints. The images shown are representative of the condition and format of the issue you will receive, but actual dates... See More
March 14, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 14, 1812
* Muskingum County
Near the back is a brief yet interesting article headed: "Pleasing Sketch of Zanesville", Ohio, describing it as it was in 1812 (see).
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, great condition.
Item #649114THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1806 The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported including a report on Lord Horatio Nelson's last moments alive and his will.
Complete in 50+ pages, ... See More
July 25, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1812 Pages 1 thru 6 have much concerning the "Journal of the Stamp Act Congress" held at New York, 1765. But also much on the War of 1812 from the beginning months including: "Alien Enemies" "An Act Respecting Alien Enemies" from 1793 signed in type by the President: John Adams; "Restoration of American Seamen" ... See More
August 21, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 1830
* Southern Native Americans - Indians
* Removal to lands West of Mississippi River
Near the back is: "Removal of the Cherokees" which is a follow-up to the Indian Removal Act signed by the President 3 months prior. The lengthy letter from the "Department of War, Office of Indian Affairs" explains the benefits of ... See More
July 3, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 3, 1830 Near the back is: "The Choctaw Indians" includes several letters concerning them including: "...The nation begin to live like the white people & they dress quite decently at public collections. They begin to raise plenty of stock of all kinds..." and: "...am satisfied that their means of living by the chas... See More
June 26, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1830 Inside has a report concerning the creation of a government in "Colombia" noting: "The new constitution having been adopted...proceeded to elect a president and vice president of the republic...a deputation waited upon Bolivar & informed him of the result He congratulated them on the happy termination of their labors...&... See More
April 3, 1830
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1830 Page 4 has: "Texas" which reports in part: "Some quite violent articles are published in the Mexican papers as to the designs of the United States to secure the possession of Texas; and the introduction of slaves in s greatly complained of...that the president of Mexico has declared that the slaves already in Texas may remain as ... See More
March 27, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, March 27, 1830 Inside has an interesting article: "American Carpeting" concerning the creation of a a carpet manufacturing company in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, allowing Americans to no longer be dependent on foreign manufactures, followed by the: "President's Reply" congratulating American ingenuity, signed in type: Andrew Jackson.
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June 3, 1858
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 3, 1858
* The African slave trade
* P.T. Barnum's letter to the editor
The front page has an article headed: "The Slave-Trade And The American Flag". See image for text. Page four has an interesting letter to the editor entitled: "The Mammoth Opera Scheme", signed in type by P.T. Barnum.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a ... See More
September 28, 1851
SUNDAY TIMES, September 28, 1851 In addition to the phenomenal masthead, page 3 has an ad for "Barnum's American Museum". Another ad is for a performance by Catherine Hayes at Tripler Hall, on her maiden tour of the United States. Later, in 1852 and 1853, she would be sponsored by P.T. Barnum. The Daily Express, London, has said: "Hayes was the 'Madonna' of her day... See More
September 27, 1851
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 27, 1851 The front page has a small ad for "Barnum's American Museum". Another ad is for a performance by Catherine Hayes, on her maiden tour of the United States. Later, in 1852 and 1853, she would be sponsored by P.T. Barnum. The Daily Express, London, has said: "Hayes was the 'Madonna' of her day; she was the 19th-century operat... See More
January 29, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853 The cover has: "Arthur Spring - The Philadelphia Murderer", with related text regarding the murder which contains considerable discussion regarding capital punishment. Inside has content with related images of: "The Baltimore Shot Works", "The Baltimore Lottery", "Accident on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad"... See More
February 5, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853 The prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned: "Miner Of California Prospecting," which is a rare print of the California gold rush. There is related text as well. The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another half... See More
November 3, 1848
SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, November 3, 1848 A pg. 3 notice headed "Gen. Tom Thumb" gives details about the appearance of the " Man in Miniature" at the Boston Museum. Other news of the day including slavery related content is present as well.
Archival mends to two minor tears at the spine, a small piece missing in the blank outer margins, occasional foxing to unrelate... See More
August 27, 1846
THE WEEKLY CHRONOTYPE, Boston, August 27, 1846
* Uncommon title
See the great, early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead. An interesting array of news tidbits of the day.
Four pages, nice condition. This is the vol. 1 number 14 issue of a title which lasted about 4 years.... See More
March 19, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER Baltimore, March 19, 1836 The front page has a brief item noting: "The people of Texas are divided among themselves, and, it is said, that gen. Samuel Houston and col. James Bowie have been displaced from their commands in the army." Nice to have mention of both Houston & Bowie on the front page.
Another lengthier report on page 3 is headed: &... See More
December 26, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 26, 1818 The first 13 pages are taken up with continued reporting on the: "Seminole War" and includes a wealth of letters and documents including 6 signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.
About one-third of the back page is taken up with an item with a small head: "Col. Boone" which notes in part: "The account of col. D. B... See More
June 15, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1816 An inside page has half a column headed: "Colonel Boone" which tells of a visit to Fort Osage, Missouri Territory, by Daniel Boone, including in part: "We have been honored by a visit from col. Boone, the first settler of Kentucky...He has established a colony or settlement...on the Missouri...The colonel cannot live wi... See More
July 8, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 8, 1826 Nearly two-thirds of the first column on the front page is taken up with a report which begins: "A great man has fallen--THOMAS JEFFERSON, the liberal and the just, the wise and the good, hath departed from works to rewards. He left us on the 4th instant, at 10 minutes before one o'clock, the 50th anniversary of the day, and possib... See More
April 28, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 28, 1832 Within this issue is an article headed: "Case Of Samuel Houston" which is concerning his trial for flogging William Stanberry. This report is quite lengthy, taking almost 6 pages, with a portion including: "...At the moment of stepping on the side walk Mr. Houston stood before me. I think he called me by my name, and i... See More
October 16, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1830 The front page has an article: "Lafayette" which tells of his kindness to America. Inside has more with an article headed: "General Lafayette" which includes two letters each signed by him in type: Lafayette concerning troubles in France and his wish to be able to: "...rejoice together in the result of this last gl... See More
September 4, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 4, 1830 This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period.&... See More
February 3, 1802
An early lot: 15 issues of New England titles dating from 1800-1809, 7 different titles. Several have notes from a previous collector describing either the content within, or noteworthy events which occurred within the proximity of the publishing date.
All are damaged (some more than others), most protected in plastic.
March 23, 1801
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1801
* President Thomas Jefferson
* James T. Callender
Page 2 has a small & curious item: "We hear that the President of the United States has remitted the remainder of the sentence of James Thompson Callender, convicted last summer of a libel..." with a bit more. It was Callender whom Jefferson... See More
March 10, 1801
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 10, 1801
* Thomas Jefferson's first inauguration
* President of the United States
Page 3 contains a report on the inaugural ceremonies for Thomas Jefferson including: "When President Jefferson had concluded his speech, the following oath prescribed by the constitution was administered by Chief Justice M... See More
January 18, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 18, 1811
* Tecumseh's War
Page 2 has: "Louisiana" with a prefacing note: "The following are the principal features of the constitution...". The bkpg. has: "The Shawannoe Prophet a Prisoner" which reports: "...that the prophet was surrendered a prisoner to gov. Harrison by some Indian Chiefs; that Tecumseh, his ... See More
January 4, 1812
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 So... See More
May 8, 1847
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, Philadelphia, May 8, 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 pa... See More
April 7, 1813
BOSTON GAZETTE, April 8, 1813
* Death of the "Gerrymander"
* Governor Elbridge Gerry
Page 3 begins with an interesting article headed: "The Gerrymander", essentially a report of its death. The "gerrymander" was--and remains to this day--a controversial political maneuver used to reshape voting districts in order to favor a political party. It was named fo... See More
January 14, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 14, 1837
* Michigan Territory
* Admitted to the Union
Page 3 has a notable report headed: "Admission of Michigan Into the Union" which includes the debate in the Senate on statehood, taking over a full page. Although Michigan approved its constitution in 1835, statehood was delayed until 1837 because the territory was involve... See More
May 13, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 13, 1837
* Panic of 1837
* Financial crisis
The front page has a notable report: "Suspension of Specie Payments" which would be the trigger which stated the Financial Panic of 1837. On May 10, 1837, banks in New York City suspended specie payments, meaning that they would no longer redeem commercial paper in specie at full face valu... See More
May 27, 1837
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 27, 1837 Inside has: "Santa Ana - Translated from the Manifesto of General Santa Ana" which is a lengthy letter from him regarding his capture, taking two columns. Bits include: "On the 22nd of April I was made a prisoner by the Texian volunteers, but they did not know who I was. Having been brought before Houston, I was soon recognized by... See More
June 10, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 10, 1837 Page 4 has: "Late From Texas" begins: "We learn by a letter from our Teas correspondent that the army there is i a sad state of insubordination...". Another page has the lengthy: "Message of President Houston" in which he gives a state-of-the-union report of the country of Texas, signed in type: Sam. Houston.
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June 24, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1837
* Texas Revolution
* War of Independence
* Samuel Houston address
Inside has a great report headed: "Texas" which includes a lengthy: "Address To the Army of Texas" signed in type by: Sam. Houston. In the letter he congratulates the efforts & heroism of those who fought in the battles for Texas independence... See More
January 20, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Jan. 20, 1838
* Battle of Lake Okeechobee - Florida
* Second Seminole War - Zachary Taylor
Page 3 has a letter from Z. Taylor's command which relates the Battle of Okeechobee, headed: "Authentic From Florida" datelines from Fort Gardner, beginning: "The 1st brigade under the command of colonel Taylor reached this, a few... See More
February 27, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 27, 1841
* African slaves
* La Amistad
Over half of page 2 is taken up with the "Case of L'Amistad", the famous slave ship. Most of the article is a letter from "Mr. Fox to Mr. Forsyth" from Washington, mentioning: "...It is known to her majesty's government that these negroes were imported into Cuba direct... See More
May 23, 1846
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 23, 1846 Although the ftpg. has an article concerning a treaty with the Kansas Indians, the overwhelming focus of this issue is on the Mexican War is almost 15 of the 16 pages are taken up with reports on that war. An incredible amount of war detail.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, some loss to margins of the back leaf, nice condition.... See More
October 24, 1846
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 24, 1846 The ftpg. has: "The War In Mexico" which has 4 paragraphs of reports including; "The original plan of operations in Mexico has been lately modified...it was supposed that the Mexicans would make no show of opposition to the invasion...Now appears that Gen. Wood is to join Gen. Taylor at Saltillo...General Patterson, with a large force, is ... See More
December 14, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 14, 1816 One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including:
"...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five yeas & expended---with what result? The conversion, real or supposed, of five Jews. This is at the rat... See More
April 25, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 25, 1818 A very historic issue as an inside page has a nice article headed: "Flag of the United States" which references the recent Act of Congress which provides that: "...from & after the fourth day of July next the flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white, and that the union shal... See More
September 15, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, September 15, 1832 The first six pages of this issue pertain to the Census. "We now complete the late census of the United States, by counties -- the present a very valuable table showing, at once, the results of the censuses of 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820 and 1830". Other articles are within the issue.
Complete in 16 pages, meas... See More
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