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Item #633667HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, June, 1860 Featured in this issue is an article "A Summer in New England" illustrated by Porte Crayon which includes coverage on whaling with several illustrations. Other articles are: "Ancient Monuments in the United States"; "The First Overland Trip to California"; "Insects Belonging to the Cotton Plant"; ... See More
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
April 28, 1859
NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1859
* Daniel Edgar Sickles trial verdict
* Philip Barton Key murder
Page 4 has over a full column editorial headed: "The Acquittal of Mr. Sickles", which is concerning the controversial Daniel Sickles trial for the murder of Philip Barton Key, and was historic for being the first use of the temporarily insanity plea. The editorial begins: "The... See More
February 13, 1847
WESTERN LITERARY MESSENGER, Buffalo, New York, February 13, 1847 Although primarily a literary publication, there are some news items at the back including "Army" relating to the Mexican War, and "From the Sandwich Islands & Oregon" "The Telegraph Wires" "Canal Navigation" and more.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/2 by 10 1/2 in., scattered foxing throug... See More
April 30, 1860
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 30, 1860
* John C. Heenan
* Tom Sayers
* Famous boxing match
Appearing at the top of the first column on pg. 6 are headlines reporting one of the most famous boxing matches of the nineteenth century involving John Heenan, the American champion, and Tom Sayers, the English champion.
In the third column under "The Great Fight" is a detailed and graphi... See More
October 14, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 1848
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
The top of pg. 2 has a column head: "The California Gold Region" which has near the beginning: "The accounts which have reached the United States concerning the auriferous region of country on the Sacramento...induced hundreds, we might say thousands, of our citizens... See More
April 21, 1859
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., a trio of issues April 21, 23, and 26, 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, captivati... See More
September 22, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 22, 1821
* Farewell address of Andrew Jackson
* England's King George IV is coronated
An inside page has a report headed: "Gen. Jackson's Address to the Army" datelined from his headquarters, Montpelier, & signed in type: Andrew Jackson, Major General, commanding the division of the South. This report takes close to a ... See More
April 20, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 20, 1847
* Battle of Sacramento River
* Mexican War
A great wealth of fine reports on the Mexican War include: "From New Mexico" which reports on a battle with the Mexicans; "Latest From the Rio Grande" "Letter From the Seat of War" "The March on the Rio Grande" "Affairs in New Mexico" wh... See More
June 26, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1819 Over a full page is taken up with installment number 5 of the: "Mitigation of Slavery" which is continued discussion of a proposition which includes: "It is true wisdom to exalt the minds of our slaves--to invest them with correct ideas of the moral duties and encourage them in the acquirement of a qualified property." ... See More
September 25, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 25, 1858 The prime print would be the great and displayable full page view of: "Salt Lake City, from the Observatory of the Council House" being one of the earlier views of Salt Lake City to be had in any periodical. The condition of this print is quite nice (see).
The front page shows: "Rev. Samuel I. Prime, D.D." with text on hi... See More
May 12, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 12, 1860
* Early print of a beardless Abraham Lincoln
* Running for United States President
The front page has a print of: "The Republican Wigwam At Chicago, Illinois, In Which the Republican Convention Will Be Held, May 16, 1860". This was the event at which Abraham Lincoln would go from near obscurity to a position of prominence in ... See More
December 22, 1829
RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN STATESMAN, Providence, Dec. 22, 1829 Almost half of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document: "Navy Yards--Present And Proposed" by the Navy Commissioners' Office & signed in type by John Rodgers, to the Secretary of the Navy, John Branch. It has a lengthy preface as well.
Four pages, tape mend to a lower corner, nice condition. ... See More
November 9, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 1848
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
The bottom of the ftpg. has a small article: "The Jews In Favor" noting in part: "...accords some extension to the rights which the Jews enjoyed in Poland. It declares that in 13 streets where only 3 Jews have been hitherto admitted to live, as many as five can reside for the future...they may eve... See More
July 25, 1810
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 25, 1810 Page 2 has a lengthy report "Unfortunate Ship Margaret" and the front page has: "Kidnapped and Fugitive Kings". Among the ads is: "Stop a Runaway" which was for an indented apprentice.
Four pages, good condition.
September 16, 1837
NILE'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington D.C., Sept. 16, 1837
* Early Bowie Knife legislation
* Murder - Severe penalty
On the third page under "Use Of Bowie Knives" is the text of an "act" passed by the legislature of Alabama. The first section of the act states that: "...if any person carrying any knife or weapon, known as Bowie knives...on a sudden recounte... See More
July 18, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 18, 1835
* Michigan territory creating a constitution
* A move towards statehood
The prime content in this issue would be the complete printing of the: "Constitution of the State of Michigan" which takes almost four pages and concludes with the signatures in type of the various members of Michigan's congress. This con... See More
October 5, 1822
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 5, 1822 Inside has: "Expedition to the Rocky Mountains" prefaced with: "Extracts from the history of the expedition from Pittsburg to the Rocky Mountains, in the year 1819 under command of major Long." The expedition of Major Stephen H. Long--the first scientific exploration of the Louisiana Territory to be accompanied by traine... See More
October 18, 1817
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 18, 1817 The front page has two articles concerning the religious "fanatics" including followers of Jemima Wilkinson, articles headed: "Modern Fanatics" and "More of the Vermont Pilgrims!!" (see photos).
Four pages, nice condition.
January 12, 1856
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 12, 1856 There are several nice military-themed prints inside, but some of the better prints are; "The Hon. Sir Allan MacNab, Prime Minster of Canada" and a nice half page view of: "Hamilton, Canada West, From the Mountain" and a great full page print: "Bear Hunting In Sweden".
Complete in 24 pages, great condition.
April 19, 1845
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 19, 1845 Page 4 has two prints on the "Inauguration of President Polk", one showing the: "Approach to the Capitol" and the other: "The Oath" with related text.
Given this event precedes any illustrated newspapers in America, this London issue may be the only periodical with graphics on Polk's inauguration.
Sixtee... See More
November 12, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Nov. 12, 1859 This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see).
The front page has prints of: "Madam Novello, the Celebrated English Singer" and a: "View In Calcutta, East Indies" with related articles. The back page ... See More
April 22, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 22, 1847
* Battle of Buena Vista
* General Zachary Taylor
* Mexican-American War
A great issue as nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "Battle of Buena Vista" "General Taylor's Detailed Report" signed by him in type: Z. Taylor. Taylor's 4800 inexperienced volunteers managed a victory of Santa Anna&... See More
August 11, 1849
THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Oneida Reserve, (New York), Aug. 11, 1849 "The Oneida Community was in many ways the most radical social & sexual experiment in American history, founded in central New York by John Humphrey Noyes & a small band of Christian perfectionists in March, 1848. This community, which had evolved during the 1840's from an earlier group association in Put... 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 concerning, among other items about 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 ... See More
Item #632935DAILY 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
July 29, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 29, 1859
* Joseph Fawkes & his steam plow
Page 3 has a lengthy article headed: "Successful Trial Of Fawkes's Steam Plow" Text takes up 2 1/3 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise nice.
January 4, 1803
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 4, 1803
* New Year's carrier address
Almost the full first 2 columns are taken up with the carrier's address poem: "To The Patrons", a tradition in one of the first issues of the new year (see below for details).
Four pages, various foxing/staining, partially loose at the spine.
Background (Carrier's Address): Carriers' addresses were... See More
October 29, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 29, 1853 The front page features a nice print of: "Mount Vernon, the Birthplace & Residence of George Washington" with related text. Among many prints inside are: "Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire with a nice article as well, and: "The Capitol of Rhode Island, at Newport"; a full page print: "Leviathan Clipper S... See More
February 28, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 28, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln about to change America
Among the ftpg. column heads from shortly before Lincoln's inauguration are: "AFFAIRS OF THE NATION" "Movements Of The President Elect" "Close of the Deliberations of the Peace Conference" and "Rejection of the Proposition to Amend the Constitution". Also some ftpg. item ... 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 S... See More
Item #632769VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, 1832 A lot of 25 issues of this temperance/religious/anti-slavery themed newspaper, although there news from Congress & other "regular" reports as well. Each issue is cleanly loose at the spine and the issues have some old library tape mends, most at the central fold on inside pages.
Also: RHODE IS. AMERICAN STATESMAN, 1829, a lot of 8 issues,... See More
June 16, 1829
THE RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN, Providence, 1829 A lot of five issues, each containing on the back page a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Each issue cleanly loose at the spine, scattered foxing, good condition. ... See More
January 14, 1804
THE WEEKLY VISITOR OR LADIES' MISCELLANY, New York, 1804 A lot of 6 issues of this interesting & uncommon title, featuring an angelic engraving in the masthead. Mostly "womanly" content but a page with mostly news items near the back. All are eight pages, various foxing, minimal margin wear, 8 1/4 by 10 inches, nice condition.
April 24, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1847 Much reporting on the Mexican War, plus the front page has: "Late From California" which is a lengthy letter from San Diego reading more like a travelogue than a military report, although there is mention of a battle with the Mexicans (see for portions).
Also on the ftpg: "Letter From Gen. Taylor" and "Santa A... See More
November 16, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 1847
* Battle of Contreras & Churubusco
* Mexican War - Mexico
Almost the entire front page is taken up with Mexican War reports, including: "Dispatches From Gen. Scott" "Army Court Martial" "Official Dispatches - Battles of Contreras and Churubusco - Report of Major General Scott" this being two leng... See More
March 28, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 28, 1848
* Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career
This newspaper contains on page 2 reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote of the "Ten Regiment Bill" which includes a list of those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Among the list of those who voted "N... See More
February 12, 1848
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Feb. 12, 1848 Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.
The ftpg. has literary & other items including: "Melancholy Affair" "The Gold Room in Windsor Castle" "Necessity of Suffering&... See More
March 9, 1833
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 9, 1833 Certainly the best content in this issue is the inside page account of: "The Inauguration" which is followed by the: "Inaugural Address Of The President Of the United States, Fourth of March, 1833" which takes over half a page This was the inauguration & inaugural address of Andrew Jackson.
Other items of interest ... See More
March 10, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 10, 1821
* President James Monroe
* Inauguration - inaugural address
Beginning at the bottom of the front page is: "Inaugural Speech", which has a prefacing paragraph which includes: "On Monday last, the 5th of March, in the great hall of the house of representatives...chief justice Marshall administered the oath of office to... See More
September 30, 1854
THE FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, Sept. 30, 1854 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. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a wealth of ads as well.
The complete ... See More
October 28, 1807
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, October 28, 1807
* President Thomas Jefferson
* Proclamation to Army deserters
The front page features a Proclamation on Army deserters which is signed in type: TH: JEFFERSON and James Madison, Sec'ry of State. Other news, illustrated ship ads and advertisements of the day are within this issue as well.
Four pages, some foxing & light staining, generally... See More
December 11, 1857
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 11, 1857
* President James Buchanan
* State of the Union Address
The entire front page and a little more than a column on the second page contain the annual state-of-the-union address of the President signed in type: James Buchanan. It includes references to the Mormons and the Kansas situation.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large s... See More
October 11, 1847
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 11, 1847
* General Winfield Scott
* Mexico City entered
* Mexican-American War
Page 2 has reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Encounter with the Guerrillas" and "Entrance Into the City of Mexico" & "Later From the Rio Grande"
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
October 12, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 12, 1859
* Early ballooning
* John Wise letter
Page 5 has a letter headed: "Systematic Ballooning" "Interesting Letter From Mr, John Wise" signed in type: John Wise.
News of the day. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, nice condition.
August 27, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 27, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see).
The front page has prints of: "Charles XV, the New King of Sweden" with text on him. Also: "Whitehall, South & Staten... See More
October 13, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, October 13, 1859
* Broderick-Terry duel
* David C. & David S.
* Last notable American duel
Page 6 has a lengthy article headed: "THE BRODERICK DUEL" "The Cause--The Challenge" "Full Particulars of the Shooting" and more. (see) Text takes up 4 full columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise n... See More
December 27, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 27, 1817
* Pirate Jean Lafitte
* Galveston, Texas
* Gulf of Mexico
Certainly the best report is headed: "Of Galveston" which is concerning, among other items about 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 ... See More
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