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June 5, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 5 and 12 1824 This is a pair of issues which, between them, include a lengthy article headed: "Suppression of the Slave Trade--Convention For The Suppression of the African Slave Trade. The June 5 issue has an introductory letter signed in type by the President: James Monroe, followed by the "slave trade" article which takes over 6 pages a... See More
November 22, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 22, 1828 One of the front page reports has a small head: "The Election" which begins: "The most anxious & ardent, as well as the most rude & ruthless political contest that ever took place in the United States, is now decided in the election of a large majority of electors pledged to the support of gen. Andrew J... See More
August 5, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5, 1815 Although this issue has a wealth of news from across the country & elsewhere, certainly the content of prime historical significance is the account of the Battle of Waterloo, being the official report by Wellington of his victory over Napoleon. His account is prefaced with: "...have the following British official accoun... See More
November 8, 1851
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 8, 1851 The front page has two illustrations of a "Steam Engine Regulator". Inside the issue are illustrations of "Erricsson's Caloric Engine" and "A Cheap Cottage". Also inside is the ruling of an infringement of patent case dealing with the McCormick's Reaper. Additional articles and advertisements are within as ... See More
March 27, 1841
THE SCOTTISH JOURNAL, New York, March 27, 1841 Obviously a newspaper for Scottish-Americans. The masthead has a thistle-themed engraving. Various literary items & other content.
Eight pages, light damp staining, 10 1/2 by 15 inches, generally nice.
March 6, 1824
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, March 6, 1824 On the back page under "Land For Sale" is a detailed notice that begins: "For sale, my tract of land in Albemarle County, heretofore my residence..." and more about the location of the property as well as the various amenities and improvements. Also some details about a tract of land below Milton. The ad is signed: James M... See More
August 30, 1860
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Aug. 30, 1860 This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election (see). The ftpg. also has a bit stating the newspaper: "...its earnest support to the Repub... See More
May 1, 1847
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, Philadelphia, May 1, 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 pages, ... See More
March 5, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825 (offered at a significantly reduced price - see note)
* The passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill"
* John Quincy Adam's inaugural address
Without question the most notable content within this issue is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland", which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday l... See More
March 5, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825
* The passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill"
* John Quincy Adam's inaugural address
Without question the most notable content within this issue is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland", which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday last. The 'Jew bill', as it is called--or... See More
September 26, 1860
THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 26, 1860
* William H. Seward campaigning out West
* Abraham Lincoln about to become president
Page 2 has one column headings that include: "The Great Contest" "Movements Of Senator Seward" "The Destiny Of The United States" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up four columns.
Complete in 12 pages, some spine wear, otherwise ... See More
March 21, 1820
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1820 Most of pg. 2 is taken up with: "General Jackson's Memorial", continued in a future issue. The ftpg. has a document to the Senate signed by the President: James Monroe, concerning the return of land to the citizens of Georgia by various Indian tribes (see).
No fewer than 4 runaway slave reward ads. Four pages, nice condi... See More
June 11, 1849
NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Louisiana, June 11, 1849 The front page features a very nice & detailed: "Map Of the City, Showing the Extent of the Inundated District". Included is lengthy text on the flood, noting that half of the limits of the city are under water. A great map of New Orleans from before the Civil War.
Also, the ftpg. has a print of: "The Sauve Crevasse, As i... See More
March 6, 1830
PROVIDENCE PATRIOT & COLUMBIAN PHOENIX, Rhode Island, 1830 A lot of 20 issues each with fine reporting of news of the day, plus ads, and with a nice engraving of a phoenix rising from the fire. All cleanly cut at the spine, some clear tape mends throughout, nice condition.
July 2, 1819
THE RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN, Providence, 1819 A lot of twenty issues of this newspapers with much news of the day and a wealth of ads, including many illustrated ship ads. Each issue cleanly loose at the spine, some foxing, perhaps a few minor problems, generally good condition.
January 19, 1936
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Section 2 only, January 19, 1936
* Edgar Allan Poe
* Portrait discovery
* Richard Gimbel
The top of page 2 of this section has a one column heading: "MYSTERY PAINTING SHOWS A NEW POE" with subheads and the portrait of Poe that was recently found. (see)
Complete section 2 only with all 10 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More
December 20, 1804
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The National Intelligencer, Dec. 7, 1808, U.S. Gazette for the Country, June 1, 1809; Boston Gazette, Dec. 20, 1804; New England Palladium, April 27, 1802; and New York Herald, April 30, 1803. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newsp... See More
January 24, 1824
THE MICROSCOPE & INDEPENDENT EXAMINER, Albany, New York, Jan. 24, 1824 A somewhat uncommon title with various news items of the day & many ads. Wide, untrimmed margins, foxing throughout, good condition.
February 1, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 1, 1820 Pages 1 and 2 have wide black "mourning" rules for the death of King George II of England, with both pages containing official instructions as to how to wear appropriate mourning garb. Other items concerning mourning for the recent death of the King (see).
Terrific to have these reports in the London Gazette, the official mouthpiece of the... See More
September 16, 1822
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Sept. 16, 1822 The ftpg. has 4 Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: James Monroe. One is: "An Act to Authorize the Building of Light-Houses Therein mentioned..." with a list of the lighthouses to be built.
July 10, 1860
THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, July 10, 1860 The top of page 2 has a political ad headed: "People's Ticket" "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN of Illinois" followed by a quote from him (see), and: "For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN of Maine".
The ftpg. has an interesting item beginning: "An exchange says that Lincoln and Hamlin are known as the ... See More
March 24, 1829
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, March 24, 1829 Most of pg. 2 is taken up with a document concerning relations with Panama (continued in a future issue) which is prefaced with a letter from the President, signed in type: John Quincy Adams.
Four pages, minor margin wear.
February 2, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 2, 1860 The front page has proceedings of the first session of the "Thirty Sixth Congress" and included is a brief but very historic account about the first time the proceedings were opened with a prayer by a rabbi. The account headed "Impressive Address To The Throne of Grace" reads in part: "The proceedings were opened with a prayer by Rabbi R... See More
May 28, 1803
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL AND MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, May 28, 1803 Page 3 has a rather small ad headed: "Wanted" reading: "For the purpose of heaving down the Frigate Constitution, Two vessels of about 100 tons burthen each. Persons willing to furnish them will apply either to Edward Preble, Esq. the Captain of the Frigate, or at Store No. 3, Central-wharf."
Fou... See More
September 15, 1807
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Sept. 15, 1807 Most of pg. 3 is taken up with: "Acquittal of Burr" with considerable detail, a key portion noting: "...The jury then withdrew; and, after an absence of 20 minutes, returned into court and Col. Carrington their foreman offered their verdict in the following words endorsed on the bill of indictment: ... See More
June 2, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 The prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text ... See More
September 18, 1840
CITIZEN SOLDIER, Norwich, Vermont, Sept. 18, 1840 Inside is a great account of: "The Storming of Stony Point", taking nearly 2 1/2 columns. The back page has: "Biography of Major General Charles Lee", providing a mid-19th century glimpse of how he was viewed at the time. Additional coverage includes: "Military Rewards", "Literary Toils&quo... See More
April 5, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 5, 1856 The key print would be the one-third page showing: "Arrest by the U.S. Authorities of the Suspected Slaver Falmouth, In New York Bay" & another print: "U.S. Marines Conveying the Crew of the Falmouth to Prison...",which appear on the bkpg. There is a related article as well.
Many other prints in this issue as we... See More
August 21, 1811
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 21, 1811
* Playing Cards Manufactory
* Letter to President James Madison
The prime content is the page 3 ad for the sale (at auction) of a Playing Cards Manufactory - with considerable details as to what was to be sold. Such ads are uncommon. Other news of the day along with period advertising is found throughout, including a front page letter from B. Irvi... See More
February 19, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 19, 1820 A terrific issue on the funeral for King George III with a ftpg. announcement: "The interment of His late Most Sacred Majesty, of Blessed Memory, took place in the Royal Chapel of St. George, withi9nt the Castle of Windsor, on Wednesday evening the 16th instant. An account of the solemnities observed upon that melancholy occasion will appear to... See More
January 25, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 25, 1820 The front page is black-bordered for the announcement of the death of the 4th son of King George III, the page reading: "Yesterday morning, at ten o'clock; departed this life, at Sidmouth, after a short illness, His Royal Highness Edward Duke of Kent and Strathern, His Majesty's fourth son, to the great grief of all the Royal Family.&qu... See More
December 13, 1800
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 13, 1800 Page 2 has the election returns showing that Thomas Jefferson won the Presidential election over Pinckney, which includes a chart by state and various text (see). A paragraph begins: "It is a blessing to have a Federal President; but it is an evil of great magnitude to have an antifederal Vice President..." with more. Another item on pg. 2 ... See More
February 17, 1808
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 1808 The entire first column is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by: Th. Jefferson. The first is "An Act Making Appropriations for the Support o the Navy of the United States during the year 1808." The bkpg. is mostly taken up with two more Acts, again each signed by Jefferson. One is "An Act to Erect a ... See More
February 26, 1800
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Feb. 26, 1800
* USS Constellation vs La Vengeance
* United States vs. French Navy frigates
* Action of 1 February 1800
Page 3 has a great report on the naval battle between the USS Constellation and the French frigate La Vengeance, a single-ship action during the Quasi-War (see hyperlink for details). It was a victory for the U.S. Navy with this report headed... See More
July 26, 1808
NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Portsmouth, July 26 1808
* President Thomas Jefferson
Nearly 2 columns. on the ftpg. are taken up with: "AN ACT" concerning establishing court jurisdictions in Kentucky, Tennessee & Ohio, signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. Pg. 2 has an article on the: "Embargo".
Four pages, decorative masthead, a hole in the back leaf not clo... See More
July 10, 1849
NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 10, 1849
* Death of Dolly Madison ?
Page 2 has a small report headed: "Reported Death of Mrs. Madison" with a Washington dateline, noting: "Mrs. Madison, widow of James Madison, died this morning at an advanced age..." with a bit more, and then: "A despatch a few hours later says Mrs. Madison was still living, but very ... See More
September 21, 1860
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 21, 1860 The ftpg. has reporting on: "The Political Campaign" which includes mention of Lincoln. Also on the ftpg: "News From California" "Arrival of the Overland Express" which begins with a St. Joseph dateline: "The Pony Express with California dates to Sept. 8 arrived here last night...". Also: "Gen. Walker Shot" bein... See More
March 30, 1805
THE FARMER'S MUSEUM, Walpole, New Hampshire, March 30, 1805 The front page has over a full column taken up with: "President Jefferson's Inaugural Speech" which is essentially an editorial on the speech with commentary on various extractions from it (see).
Four pages, nice condition.
June 9, 1837
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, June 9, 1837 An early issue of this famous anti-slavery newspaper by William Lloyd Garrison. The engraving in the masthead shows a slave auction. Content includes: "Slavery--Kidnapping" 'The Times--Southern Trade" "Spirit of Colonization" "Slavery Sanctioned by the Bible" "Slavery Totally Abolished in Mexico" "Annex... See More
September 20, 1860
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Sept. 20, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln for President notice
* Pre Civil War era
This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election (see). The ftpg. also has a b... See More
August 26, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1852
* Uncle Tom's Cabin
This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book... See More
March 14, 1835
THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, March 14, 1835
A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin (see) and a su... See More
May 7, 1860
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* First World boxing championship match
Page 5 has a one column head: "Four Days Later From Europe" "The Prize Fight" "Letters From Heenan" "He Claims the Belt or Another Fight". This was the famous match with Sayers, considered as boxing's first world championship. "...Not h... See More
September 8, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832 Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... See More
September 28, 1888
PUBLIC LEDGER, Memphis, Tennessee, September 28, 1888
* Sea Serpent sighting
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "THE SEA SERPENT GAIN" with subheads.
Eight pages, light even toning, some spine wear with tear, should be handled with care.
December 12, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1848
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
The top of the back page has a column head: "Further Of The Gold Mines" which is an early report on the California Gold Rush. It is primary a lengthy letter datelined "Monterey, California, August 29, 1848". A few bits include: "The gold discoveries still c... See More
October 22, 1853
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 22, 1853
* Mormons - polygamy
* Pre-Utah War tensions
Page 4 has a quite lengthy Mormon article headed: "Mormondom, Present and Future" which takes over a full column. One of the paragraphs begins: "The difficulties between the Mormons and the people of the other States are not difficult of reconciliation, except in the matter of polygamy...war mu... See More
September 30, 1858
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 30, 1858
* SS Austria steamship sinking
The front page has an article headed: "The Burning Of The Austria" "Full Particulars Of The Disaster" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up the entire front page and more.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, very nice condition.
November 10, 1821
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 10, 1821 Perhaps the best item in this issue is the report headed: "General Jackson" which is his address to the citizens of Florida in which he announces the temporary organization of the government of Florida. This address takes over a full page and is signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson, Gov. of the Floridas (see photos for po... See More
October 31, 1853
DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Ohio, October 31, 1853 Page 2 has a: "PROCLAMATION" for day of thanksgiving and prayer by William Medill, Governor of Ohio. It was to have been celebrated the 4th Thursday of November, the traditional Thanksgiving Day that would be formalized by Pres. Lincoln ten years later.
Four pages, a little spine wear, otherwise nice.
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