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August 29, 1820
NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Aug. 29, 1820 Page 3 has a report on the Constitution of the State of Missouri, beginning: "The important instrument, the Constitution, was finished on the 17th of July, engrossed on parchment the next day, and was to be signed in the afternoon of the same day. Of particular interest is mention that the document was ordered to be print... See More
September 16, 1840
THE SHELBY NEWS, Shelbyville, Kentucky, Sept. 16, 1840
* Rare title
A surprisingly few number of issues of this title are held by any institution, per Gregory. This is a volume one issue.
The top of the front page makes an accurate prediction: "That Gen'l William Henry Harrison will be the President on the 4th of March next, & will rectify all the evils under which... See More
May 14, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 14, 1853
* Rare Jewish synagogue illustration
* Congregation Chasam Sopher
* Judaica - Jews
An illustrated newspaper formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but which began several years earlier. Among the many illustrations within is one which is quite desirable: "Interior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clinton St." which also has a rather b... See More
September 28, 1848
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1848
* California gold rush
* Early - pre-49ers
Page 3 has a lengthy article: "The Gold Region of California" which is from the very early period of the Gold Rush. It is mostly taken up with two letters from the gold fields, introduced with: "It would seem from late accounts that California is afflicted with some rich ... See More
May 1, 1854
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 1, 1854
* American slavery
Page 5 has a fascinating, very lengthy, and detailed article headed: "Slavery Described By An Eye-Witness" which begins: "Last August I visited a retired agricultural district of Virginia, wishing to see my friend & to look at slavery with my own eyes...We reached Norfolk next day in the afternoon. I never had seen a s... See More
September 19, 1849
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 19, 1849
* California gold rush
This title has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day. Page 3 has several reports from the gold rush region headed: "Latest From California" (see). Page one has an update in the missionary efforts to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands and various Native American Indian t... See More
April 10, 1847
THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, April 10, 1847
* Rare pre-Civil War title
* Mexican War
A nice & rare opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida. Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. This issue has some very notable Mexican War content on pages 2 & 3, the first headed: "GLO... See More
April 14, 1849
THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, April 14, 1849
* Early California gold rush report
* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida
Page 3 has: "Interesting From California" which takes over a full column with various news items from the gold region. Some bits include: "...The whole of Lower California was deserted by the men who had gone North to the placer. When Mr. ... See More
August 12, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 12, 1837
* Very early mention of Abraham Lincoln
* Early Mormon & Joseph Smith mention
An inside page has a report headed "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state legislature, with an inconspicuous--yet very significant--listing of "Lincoln" in the "negative" column of those who voted on a specific r... See More
May 6, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston May 6, 1854 This newspaper was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time as the famed Harper's Weekly & Leslie's Illustrated had yet to exist.
The front page features a print & article on: "John J. Audubon". Other prints within include scenes in Russia, the Phoca or Seal, Valley Forge & view of Gen. Washington'... See More
October 1, 1849
NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Oct. 1, 1849 The top of the front page has a: "Portrait of Juan Garcia, alias Rey, Whom the Spanish Consul in this City, and Others, Stand Charged with Abducting". Included is a lengthy: "Biographical Sketch of Juan Francisco Garcia, Alias Rey".
Eight pages, very nice condition.
October 2, 1858
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 2, 1858 The front page shows: "Officers of the New York Caledonian Club". Within the issue are a full page of: "Review Of the Troops at Camp Susquehanna, Williamsport, Pa.", and smaller prints of: "Block House at Fort Myers, Florida" "Tomb of the Poet Drake at Hunt's Point, N.Y.", a centerfold with 3 p... See More
November 20, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 20, 1859
* John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry WV
The first column heads include: "Excitement & Alarm In Virginia" "Affairs at Charlestown" "Bread of Another Abolitionist Incursion" "Project of Seizing & Holding Hostage for Old Brown" "Virginia Arming For Civil War" and more.
Eight pages, irregular... See More
June 5, 1811
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 30, 1811
* The Little Belt Affair
* Captain Arthur Bingham
Page3 has nearly half a column headed: "A Naval Engagement" concerning the Spitfire, the frigate President, and the Little Belt. One bit notes: "...There is no truth in the report of the President having been sent out in pursuit of the frigate that impressed a man from the brig Spitfire... See More
Item #648347NEW YORK EVENING POST, August, 1815
* Illustrated ship advertisements
* Early 19th century original
The front page is filled with advertisements, including illustrated ads for a steam boat, a stage coach, and at least ten illustrated ship ads.
Four pages, some scattered foxing, generally in nice condition.
June 7, 1828
DAILY NATIONAL JOURNAL, Philadelphia, June 7, 1828
* Treaty of Washington II
* Cherokee Nation - Indians
* John Quincy Adams
Page 2 begins with over two columns taken up with a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Nation of Indians, signed in type by President John Quincy Adams & several Indian chiefs (with their X mark).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good co... See More
October 6, 1838
SOUTHWICK'S FAMILY NEWSPAPER, Albany, New York, Oct. 6, 1838 This is one of several newspapers by Solomon Southwick, this one with both religious and secular items. A handsome masthead with a detailed engraving.
A volume one issue, 8 pages, 11 by 14 1/2 inches, good condition.
September 3, 1836
THE PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY COURIER, Sept. 3, 1836 Pg. 2 has: "Mormonism At Old Salem" is not complimentary on the Mormons. Pg. 3 has: "Texas And Mexico--Reported Escape of Santa Anna--Later From Texas--From an Officer at San Jacinto" (see). A short bit of a "Slave Case" where a little slave girl taken to Boston was declared free.
Four pages, large folio size, ni... See More
February 3, 1829
THE TELEGRAPH, Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 3, 1829 Although from Belgium this is totally in the English language, published "...daily at the English Library, Rue Royale". Two black tax stamps in the masthead.
Four pages, 10 1/2 by 14 inches, nice condition.
November 12, 1830
BREDASCHE COURANT NIEUWS-BLAD, Breda, The Netherlands, Nov. 12, 1830 A single sheet newspaper with a large and ornate engraving in the masthead, plus two black-inked tax stamp a the top. Totally in the Dutch language. Measures 10 by 14 inches, very nice condition.
December 18, 1825
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATESMAN & CONCORD REGISTER, Dec. 18, 1825
* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
All of the ftpg. and most of pg. 2 are taken up with the President's state-of-the-union address to Congress, a tradition begun with Washington and continuing yet today. Signed in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. A great review of notable events in 1830.
Fou... See More
October 24, 1840
DAILY ALBANY ARGUS, New York, Oct. 24, 1840 A feature of this issue is the rather large front page notice supporting: "For President, MARTIN VAN BUREN..." with more, and a nice engraving of a U.S. flag (see). He would be defeated by William Henry Harrison.
Four pages, nice condition.
May 29, 1834
ALLGEMEINE SCHWEIZER-ZEITUNG, Bern, Switzerland, May 29, 1834 The title translates to "General Swiss Newspaper". Rarely do we find early 19th century Swiss newspapers.
Four pages, totally in German, 9 by 10 3/4 inches, nice condition.
March 10, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 10, 1832
* United State Supreme Court
* Samuel Worcester v. Georgia
* Cherokee Indians - Native lands
Inside has a very notable Supreme Court case, "The Cherokee Case", being Samuel A. Worcester vs. the state of Georgia. In the case the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Cherokee Indians constituted a nation holding distinct sovere... See More
September 22, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 22, 1832
* Black Hawk War
Among the articles are: "Island of Cuba" with a list of its products; "Affair With the Indians" which includes: "...arrived at St. Louis on the 7th inst. having on board Black Hawk, the Prophet, and eleven head men of the Sacs and Foxes...Black Hawk and the Prophet were captured & delive... See More
July 25, 1821
(50 issues) THE NEW TIMES, London, UK, July 25, 1821 thru December 5, 1821
A lot of at least 50 issues ranging from late July to mid-December, 1821. Coverage includes many articles related to Napoleon (who had just died) and several reports from America, but the most noteworthy content are the many articles related to Queen Caroline (beloved Caroline of Brunswick) including several relate... See More
September 6, 1856
PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 6, 1856 This was one of America's first sporting-focused periodicals. Page 13 has a terrific & quite early article headed: "Base Ball" which begins: "This noble American game, which all of the seductions of the scientific game of Cricket have not been able to undermine, is growing more & more in favor every day...&q... See More
March 15, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 15, 1817 The issue begins with: "The State of Our Country". Other items include: "Legislature of Delaware - Governor's Address" signed: John Clark; "Legislature of Kentucky" "General Armstrong Privateer"; a lengthy list of: "Appointments & Promotions" by the President, taking over half a pa... See More
April 10, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1830 Among the lengthy reports from Congress is a portion reading: "...Mr. Crockett moved to strike out the appropriation for West Point, and asked for the ayes and noes. An unsuccessful motion to adjourn was then made..." with just a bit more (see photos).
Among other reports in this issue are:
* General Harrison" with a... See More
August 18, 1858
MASONIC MIRROR, Philadelphia & New York, August 18, 1858 In the dateline is: "Devoted To The Diffusion Of Masonic Intelligence, Fine Arts, Literature, News, etc." This little newspaper published for the Masons has a very graphic, Masonic-theme engraving in the masthead (see photos). Some masonic content but other items as well.
Twelve pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice c... See More
December 10, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 10, 1836 Over four pages inside are taken up with: "The Annual Message" being the President's state-of-the-union address, signed in type: Andrew Jackson. This lengthy address is an excellent overview of the events of 1836.
For coin collectors, a rare report on the new Gobrecht half dollar about to be issued, he... See More
December 17, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 17, 1836 The front page has a nice descriptive article on the new seated liberty silver dollar by Gobrecht, which will: "...soon make its appearance. The face of the coin represents a full length figure of Liberty seated on a rock with the classic emblem of the pileus or liberty cap surmounting a spear held in the left hand..." with ... See More
July 6, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 6, 1839 Pages 2 and 3 have an article with a small head: "Mormon Meeting" with portions including: "...gave a statement of the early settlement of the Mormons in Missouri, & a history of their persecution...They were ruthlessly driven from their homes, their property destroyed...The men were in many instances cruelly murd... See More
November 9, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 9, 1839 The middle of the back page has a small mention concerning the slave ship Amistad reading: "L'Amistad. Another of the Africans of the Amistad died on Monday last, at New Haven, making five who have died since their arrival in this country." A wealth of other news of the day from across the country including an item on &... See More
November 23, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 23, 1839 Near the back most of a page is taken up with: "The Case of Mr. Ruiz and Montez" concerning the Amistad slave ship case. This famous slave ship and the revolt of its occupants was not only a notable legal case at the time, but in 1997 was made into feature length movie by Stephen Spielberg. A wealth of interesting content ... See More
March 7, 1840
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 7, 1840 Page 3 has: "The Amistad" which is essentially a letter headed "The Amistad Africans" which begins: "We have no doubt the interference of the British government in the matter of the Amistad Africans was well enough intended, though we fear it will do more hurt than good..." with more (see).
This famous slav... See More
July 30, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 30, 1842 Inside under reports from "Illinois" is: "The Mormons Again" which includes: "...a continuation of General J. C. Bennett's charges against Joseph Smith for licentiousness and rascality & charging him distinctly with having instigated & caused the attempted assassination of Gov. Boggs..." wit... See More
August 27, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 27, 1842 An inside page has an article: "Illinois" with subhead: J"The Mormons" which notes: "...for the persons of Joe Smith and O. P. Rockwell, states that the proper authorities have as yet been unable to comply with the demand. the proper writs were issued by Gov. Carlin...They found Smith & Rockwell & se... See More
February 18, 1843
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 18, 1843 The bkpg. has a brief item: "Mormons" noting: "A late number of the Nauvoo Wasp contains an account of four cargoes, amounting in all to 801 emigrants--'Latter Day Saints' ' having sailed from Liverpool for that region..." with a bit more, and ending with: "...stated that Smith has sent out a num... See More
January 25, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 25, 1812 The front page has a letter to Congress signed by the President: James Madison, which hints of the coming war: "...The continued evidence afforded in this correspondence of the hostile policy of the British government against our national rights, strengthens the considerations recommending & urging the preparation of adequate means for m... See More
March 28, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 28, 1812 Inside has lengthy reporting from the "House of Representatives" which includes discussion headed: "State of Louisiana" concerning Louisiana joining the Union (see). Another page has: "The bill for the admission of Louisiana into the union has passed the house of representatives with a provision to include within the lim... 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
June 20, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812 An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 pages. And on the back page is the formal Act of Congress declaring war against England, ... See More
April 4, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, April 4, 1812 Inside is: "Cost of the Capitol" with the construction of the two wings, totaling $636,735, with some text including: "...If the hall of the house of representatives is not the most convenient, it is among the grandest in the world..." (see photo).
Much other news of the day with a wealth of political reporting... See More
June 27, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 27, 1812 This issue has one of the best presentations on the declaration of war against Great Britain, beginning the War of 1812.
Most of the first column of the front page is a somewhat decorative "Proclamation" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle & signed by James Madison, declaring that a state of war exists between the United S... See More
November 9, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 9, 1811
Beginning on the front page is the: "President's Message" which carries over to take all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 where it is signed in type: James Madison. This was the President's annual state-of-the-union address in which he addresses the significant issues of the year and thoughts on 1812, particularly noteworthy sinc... See More
June 26, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1813 Pages 1, 2 & a bit of page 3 are taken up with a fascinating article headed "American Enterprize" which is a detailed report on a journey from the Pacific Ocean to Missouri. One of the earliest, detailed reports of a journey across the Western wilderness I have seen in a newspaper. See photos for the beginning.
There is also early ... See More
March 27, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 27, 1813 The entire ftpg. is set like a broadside honoring the great "American Seamen, Who have Borne Columbia's Flag Triumphant..." with much more text, & lists of many of the famous including Hull, Decatur, Lawrence, etc. The many different type styles used on the front page makes this a very displayable issue (see photo).
There... See More
June 19, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 19, 1813 Near the back is a significant report on one of the more notable naval battles of the War of 1812, the Chesapeake versus the Shannon. The report has a small head: "The Chesapeake Frigate" with the article noting: "...informed that the day before they had parted with the Shannon, with the Chesapeake her prize, steering fro Halifax, ... See More
February 20, 1813
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 20, 1813 The prime feature of this issue would be the nice account of the naval batter between the U.S.S. Constitution and the Java, a victory for the American ship. The article is headed: "Splendid Naval Victory, by the Frigate Constitution, commodore Bainbridge" with the text beginning: "We have been obligingly favored by majo... See More
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