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January 29, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853 The ftpg. features a print of the U.S.Steam Frigate 'Fulton' entering Havana harbor.
The back page has a fascinating article and print captioned: "The Misses Fox--The Original Rappers..." with the article headed: "The Rappers" (rap music?). A curious item.
Other prints within include "Cock Fighting in Havana"... See More
August 25, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Baltimore, Aug. 25, 1838 Inside has a report from the United States military academy at West Point which includes the names: "P.G.T. Beauregard, La." and "H.W. Halleck, N.Y." among others. These two would become distinguished generals in the Civil War, Beauregard for the South and Halleck for the North.
Elsewhere is nearly a... See More
September 25, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 25, 1849
* Colt Revolver Ad
* Runaway slave ad
* Gold Rush era newspaper
The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)
Four pages, good condition.... See More
November 25, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 25, 1859 Page 5 has nearly two columns taken up with: "John Brown's Invasion" of Harper's Ferry. Among the subheads are: "What Brown Has Accomplished" "The Military In Charlestown" "Letters From John Brown" which includes3 each signed by him in type: John Brown; "Spread of the Excitement" and: "John Brown--... See More
November 30, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1811 The prime content is a report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, which is actually 3 separate reports headed: "Battle With The Indians" with a dateline of Vincennes, November 12.
Taking over half a page it begins: "This day we have just received information that the governor has had a battle with the Indians--30 men killed & about 1... See More
September 10, 1825
NILE'S WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 10, 1825 One of the brief articles on the back page reads in its entirety:
"An Hebrew city, to be called Ararat is to be laid off on Grand Island, N.Y., on the 15th or 18th instant, with masonic and military ceremonies. It will be located to face the mouth of the great canal." This was the project of newspaper publisher Mordecai Manuel ... See More
August 20, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 20, 1836 Inside has "Latest From Texas and Mexico" which includes a significant letter signed in type by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Ana in which he agrees to the treaty between Texas and Mexico, known as the Treaty of Velasco. This is followed by the "Articles of the treaty concluded between his excellency Don Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana... See More
March 21, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 21 (1812) Year was omitted in the masthead but documents inside are dated 1812.
Of interest is over half a page headed: "The Grand Canal" being the famous Erie Canal, with thoughts concerning its construction and its great value to the country, this being 5 years before construction would begin. One bit notes: "...that the project of making a c... See More
September 16, 1837
NILE'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington D.C., Sept. 16, 1837 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 recounter, shall cut or stab another with such knife, by reason of which ... See More
March 27, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 27, 1841 Inside has a letter signed by: Daniel Webster, and one by: M. Van Buren as President.
The bkpg. begins with a brief note: "The Amistad Negroes ave left New Haven for Farmington where they are to be placed on the farm of Mr. Williams until able to take care of themselves." Also an item: "Mormon War--An Unprofitable Busine... See More
September 18, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819 Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution. Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constitution of the State of Alabama, Adopted Aug. 2,... See More
May 10, 1806
THE ROYAL GAZETTE, Jamaica, May 10, 1806 A rare issue from the early 19th century and with great content as well. This issue has not just a "Supplement To The Royal Gazette" but a "Postscript To the Royal Gazette" as well.
The ftpg. of the Postscript has: "Liberality of Lord Nelson" which begins: "A letter from Boston in America...furnishes us with the fol... See More
May 23, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 23, 1803 The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illiberal and injurious piracy which has hitherto been committed upon them..." and f... See More
February 17, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1803 The back page has a terrific & quite detailed notice headed: "DICKINSON COLLEGE" which details the stringent requirements of the students, and that: "...trustees & professors are equally solicitous that the seminary should be placed on a respectable footing & that as complete an education should be obtained ... See More
June 20, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 20, 1803 The back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."
Parson Weems was an author who wrote the first bio... See More
March 4, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, March 4, 1858 The top of page 5 has a brief article headed: "Legalized Importation of Africans Into Louisiana" noting that a bill has passed the state House of Rep.
Eight pages, nice condition.
May 31, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1860 The top of page 7 has a report: "Capture of Another Slaver Off the Coast of Cuba" which is rather brief (see). This is followed by: "Arrival of the California Pony Express--The Express Intercepted by Indians--Failure of the Mail, etc." with a St. Joseph, Missouri dateline. Then: "News From Pike's Peak".
Twelve pages, some light... See More
January 18, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 18, 1812 [misprinted as 1811 in the dateline] 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 Tecu... See More
July 29, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 29, 1826 The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" and "Honor To The Illustrious Dead!" with various repor... See More
March 12, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1859 An incomplete issue as it is lacking half of the pages, but present is the desired full page print by Winslow Homer: "Skating At Boston" which is in nice condition (see photos).
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March 5, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York A lot of 16 complete issues with dates: Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 12, 19; March 5; April 2, 9; May 14, 21, 28; June 18; July 2, 9, 23, all in 1859.
All issues are mostly loose at the spine and have a bit of irregularity at the margin as they were never bound nor trimmed. Even toning and perhaps some stray tears. Actually nicer than a "2nd rate" lot as print... See More
November 25, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 25, 1820
* Gold Half Eagles - coins
* United States Mint
Featured in this issue is a nice report on the United States Mint going to mint half eagle coins out of gold. See images for details.
Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.
Complete in 16 pages, measur... See More
March 19, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1842 The front page has an article headed: "The Creole Captives", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history. This article is a report from Parliament in London discussing the slave ship situation (see for portions).
The Creole case was the result of an American slave re... See More
May 23, 1807
THE OBSERVER, Baltimore, May 23, 1807
* First Woman editor of a general-interest magazine
A short-lived periodical which published only from November, 1806 thru December, 1807.
Its significance in the world of journalism is that its editor, Eliza Anderson Godefoy, or Eliza Anderson at the time (pseudonym "Beatrice Ironside"), was the first woman to edit a general-interest ma... See More
January 11, 1850
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1850
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
The front page begins with a column taken up with: "Another Route to the Pacific" followed by: "Additional from California and the Isthmus". Page 2 has over 3 column taken up with: "The Red Men of America - Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs" (close-trimmed at... See More
Item #663709(5) GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, 1802-1803 A lot of 5 issues offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitioned away from Federalist policy. Nice condition. The images show an example of the condition and look of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the years noted.... See More
July 24, 1860
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 24, 1860
* Earth-grazing meteor procession
* Fireball meteors
Page 5 has an article headed: "More About The Meteor" and more. (see) Text takes up 2 full columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
September 11, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, September 11, 1849 Page three has the interesting Chippewa legend, "The Dancing Ghosts", which centers on their response to the Northern Lights phenomenon. The issue also contains much on the issue of slavery and Native Americans, as well as reports related to Westward Expansion.
Complete in four pages,with much political reporting, news of the ... See More
July 20, 1842
LOUISVILLE WEEKLY JOURNAL, Kentucky, July 20, 1842
* Rare antebellum title from Kentucky
* Illustrated slave advertisements
An early Kentucky newspaper from 19 years before the outbreak of the Civil War.
A wide range of news tidbits fill most of this large-size newspaper, but with a variety of ads as well. Included are two illustrated runaway slave ads.
Four pages, large size, good condit... See More
February 20, 1849
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 20, 1849 Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "The War the Gold is Gathered", mostly taken up with a letter datelined at San Francisco, Dec. 25, 1848. It is prefaced with a note: "...letter from the Gold Region...gives rather a gloomy view of the state of a... See More
January 3, 1855
THE LANCASTER LEDGER, Lancaster Court House, South Carolina, Jan. 3, 1855 A wide range of content including news items, literary content, political reports, etc., with pages 3 & 4 mostly taken up with ads. One is headed: "20 Likely Negroes For Sale" with details.
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, minor irregularities at the margins, light foxing, generally good condition.... See More
December 1, 1860
NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Dec. 1, 1860 The full ftpg. is a print of: "Hoisting of the Palmetto Flag in Charleston, S.C.", showing their separation from the United States.
Pg. 2 has a lengthy article: "The Secession Movement in the South. The doublepg. centerfold is a large & dramatic print: "Revolutionary Reminiscences--The Evacuation of the City of New York by the ... See More
December 4, 1852
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Dec. 4, 1852 The ftpg. has text and portraits of: "Gen. Frank Pierce and Hon. William R. King, President & Vice President Elect of the United States".
Prints inside include a scene of "Third Street, Phila." and several prints of hunting dogs.
Sixteen pages, a British Museum inked stamp in the dateline, great condition.
March 2, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, March 2, 1858
* African slave trade resumes in Mississippi
Page 3 has two-thirds of a column headed: "The Reported Reopening of the Slave Trade at the South" which notes near the beginning: "...stating that the slave trade in the South had been reopened & that a regular depot has been established on Pearl river, in Mississippi, where cargoes have bee... See More
September 1, 1832
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 1, 1832
* Bad Axe Massacre
* Black Hawk War
* Mordecai Manuel Noah - Jewish
An inside page has: "Affairs With the Indians" takes over a full page and has much detail on what was known as the Battle of Bad Axe, or the Bad Axe Massacre. This was the final battle of the Black Hawk War, marking the end of the war between settlers a... See More
June 11, 1859
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 11, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
The front page has illustration of: "Victor Emmanuel, King of Sardinia" and a nice print: "View Of A Fleet of United States Men-of-War".
Prints inside include: "Sheep Shearing in Australia" "Transport of Wool From the Blue Mountains, Australia" and two... See More
December 7, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 7, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
* Just after Brown's execution
Page 3 has over 3 columns of text headed: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" with subheads: "The Fugitives--Cook and Virginia In Kansas" "Further Testimony--Letter from C.P. Tidd" "John Brown and G. W. Brown&q... See More
May 28, 1859
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 28, 1859
* Paul Morphy
* American chess champion
The last column of page 4 has a small and discrete item headed: "Bonner and Morphy" with brief letter signed in type: Paul Morphy. See images for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
January 2, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1858 The front page features a full page print: "New Year's Visiting in New York". Two other nice full page prints inside: "The Birth of the New Year' and 'A Happy New Year!" and an article "The Life of American Students at Heidelberg" features several small illustrations.
Interesting article with two illust... See More
November 19, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 19, 1863
* Ceremony at the Gettysburg battlefield
* Abraham Lincoln's starts journey
This was the day Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. It can be interesting to read what others were reading when something exceedingly historic was in the process of happening.
And this issue has a neat item relating to Gettysburg, with a ftpg. subhead: "The C... See More
November 11, 1865
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1865
* Execution of Captain Henry Wirz
* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia
Column heads on the ftpg: "Execution Of Henry Wirz" "How the Condemned Met His Death" "Review of His Life and Character" "Singular Statement" "A Scheme to Take Poison" "The Charges and Specifications" "Efforts of ... See More
March 12, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 12, 1853 The ftg. shows: "A Fine View of the New Mammoth St. Nicholas Hotel, Broadway, New York" with text.
Prints inside include: "...a Snow Avalanche on the Alps"; nice full page pritns of: "Gen. Frank Pierce, President of the U.S." and: "Hon. William R. King, Vice President of the U.S." and more.
Sixteen page... See More
June 3, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 3, 1815
* United States Navy
* Napoleon Bonaparte
Inside has an article: "Navy of the United States" which includes a half page chart of the ships of the United States, columns for "Rate" "Name of Vessels" "Commanders" "Stations, etc.". This is followed by a smaller chart with text headed: &q... See More
May 28, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, May 28, 1860
* African slave trade - Kongo
* American Slaver ship capture
The front page has an article headed: "The Slave Trade" "Additional Particulars Relative To The Slaver William, Late Of Baltimore, At Key West" which begins: "The William left the Congo River nine days before the Wildfire, having on board 790 slaves, and arrived here [Ke... See More
March 6, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1858
* African slave trade resumes
* Southern States pass bill (Louisiana)
Page 4 has an article headed: "Revival of the African Slave Trade in the Southern States". the article includes: "Some of our n****r worshiping contemporaries have started off upon a new scent. A bill has been passed by the Louisiana House...authorizing the importation i... See More
September 23, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Sept. 23, 1851
* American writer death
Taking three-quarters of a column on pg. 3 is a report: "Death Of James Fenimore Cooper". Nice details about the career of America's first great novelist.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
January 18, 1853
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 18, 1853
* Twelve Years a Slave
* Solomon Northup
* Kidnapped into slavery
The front page has a report "From Washington" which includes, in part, some details of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning fil... See More
May 16, 1846
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, May 16, 1846
* Rare antebellum title
* Mexican War
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, seven years before the Civil War.
The key content in this is breaking news headlines on page 3 from the start of the Mexican War: "From The ... See More
April 9, 1856
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 9, 1856 Page 5 has: "An Interesting Slave Case" concerning: "...a young colored woman & her children claimed as slaves..." and what follows are the details of a very fascinating case.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
June 1, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 1, 1848
* Mormons murdered by Native Americans
The front page has: "From The New Mormon Settlement" which mentions: "...the Indians have commenced open hostilities against the Mormons. They attacked them in their towns..." and more.
Four pages, nice condition.
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