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June 11, 1817
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 11, 1817 Page 2 has a report stating: "We learn the President...has appointed Com. William Bainbridge, Capt. Samuel Evans, and Capt. Oliver H. Perry, Commissioners (under a resolution of the Senate) to examine and survey this harbour and bay and the eastern entrance into Long-Island Sound, with a view to the selection of a proper site for a Naval Depot, ... See More
September 18, 1818
RICHMOND ENQUIRER, Virginia, Sept. 18, 1818
* Early slave advertisements
* From the future confederate capital
* Early 19th century era original
The top of the front page has a detailed advertisement headed; "Trustee's Sale of Land and Negroes". The back page has an article: "Florida - Seizure of Pensacola".
Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spin... See More
February 1, 1849
INDEPENDENT DEMOCRAT & FREEMAN, Concord, New Hampshire, Feb. 1, 1849 Almost the entire front page is taken up with a speech by Mr. Giddings headed: "Payment For Slaves - On the Bill to Pay the heirs of Antonio Pacheco for a Slave sent West of the Mississippi with the Seminole Indians in 1838."
Four pages, nice condition.
September 3, 1840
THE ROUGH-HEWER, Albany, New York, Sept. 3, 1840
* Very rare title
* Martin Van Buren
This was a short-lived campaign newspaper which supported Martin Van Buren for President. In the time before radio, television & the internet short-lived newspapers supporting various candidates were among the very few channels for showing support for a candidate. This title lasted for just 41 issues.
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August 20, 1840
THE ROUGH-HEWER, Albany, New York, August 20, 1840 Has "Devoted to the Support of the Democratic Principles of Jefferson" in the masthead below the title. Front page has: "Mr. Van Buren, and the Elective Franchise" which consumes most of this issue. Quarto-size, 8 pages, a few lite margin stains, large stain on an inside page, some foxing.
June 23, 1860
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, NY, June 23, 1860
* Capture of a slaver - slave ship
Most of the front page is taken up with a print captioned: "Landing Of The Cargo Of Slaves Captured On Board The American Bark Williams By The U. S. Steamer Wyandotte--Disembarkation At Key West" showing slaves coming off a ship in carts (see). The rest of the front page is an article: "Captur... See More
May 12, 1806
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, May 12, 1806
* President Thomas Jefferson
The ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. Also on the ftpg. is: "A Proclamation" concerning bringing Henry Whitby to justice, concluded on pg. 2 where it is signed in type: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, good condition.... See More
October 7, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 7, 1854 A predecessor to Harper's Weekly and in a format very similar to what Harper's would have. Very ornate masthead, the front page has a very dramatic print: "Bison Hunting" which includes Indians (see) and a related article. Inside has several prints of: "Scenes in the Holy Land", and also: "Rocky Glen at Sing Sing,... See More
April 9, 1840
THE PILOT, Baltimore, April 9, 1840
* William Henry Harrison
* Very rare campaign title
This is the volume 1, number 2 issue of a quite rare campaign newspaper in support of William Henry Harrison for President. In the time before radio, television & the internet short-lived newspapers supporting various candidates were among the very few channels for showing support for a candida... See More
March 3, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 3, 1855 The ftpg. has a nice print: "A Sleighing Scene Near Boston" with related text. Prints inside includes scenes of Constantinople, "Homme Richard & Serapis" "Constitution & Guerriere", 2 prints from Gettysburg, and a map of "Sepastopol and Balaklava".
Sixteen pages, some small tears at the blank spine... See More
July 23, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 23, 1859
* Slaver - slave ship
Page 2 has an article headed: "Seizure of Ship Atlantic as a Suspected Slaver" See images for text here.
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, other minor margin wear, generally nice.
March 20, 1934
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 20, 1934
* Stephen Samuel Wise honored - Jewish
* Reform Judaism rabbi - Zionist leader
The top of page 11 has a one column heading: "RABBI WISE HAILED AS 'GREAT CITIZEN'" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the honoring of Zionist leader, Stephen Samuel Wise, at a birthday dinner in NYC.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day... See More
February 24, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington (D.C.), Feb. 24, 1848
* President John Quincy Adams death
* Best title to be had ?
Page 3 has at the top center: "Death Of Ex-President Adams" with the report beginning: "The venerable Patriot and Statesman, John Quincy Adams, expired at the Capitol last evening...He lingered...insensible & unconscious from the period of his attack... See More
April 21, 1860
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 21, 1860
* From the Pony Express
Page 7 has one column heads: "Eight Days Later from California" "Arrival Of The Pony Express" "Sufferings by Emigrants to the Washoe Mines". Somewhat uncommon to find genuine "Pony Express" reports as this mail service lasted for less than 1 1/2 years. The telegraph system would eventually ... See More
November 27, 1824
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, EXTRA, (Boston, Nov. 27, 1824) This is an interesting broadside (printed on one side only) "Extra" with no date in the dateline however a period notation at the top reads "Nov. 27, 1824" and two letters in the text have Nov., 1824 dates. The reports are entirely political. Folio size, single sheet, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the margins.
January 10, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 10, 1858
* William Walker (filibuster) arrest
* Nicaragua expedition
The front page has an article with small heading: "General Walker's Arrest in Nicaragua..." Text takes up 1 1/4 columns.
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
November 14, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 14, 1835
* Texas Revolution beginning
* Mexican Republic dissolved
The top of the front page begins: "There are various rumors & reports from Texas--and some accounts of actual collision between its inhabitants & the Mexican troops...We feel much interest in the successful vindication & defense of their just rights by the p... See More
December 12, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 12, 1835
* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
The prime content is the very lengthy annual state-of-the-union address of the President, taking eight pages and signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson. A very detailed review of the events of 1835.
Also within this issue is a letter signed in type: W. H. Harrison; a letter sig... See More
January 8, 1800
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Jan. 8, 1800
* George Washington funeral
The ftpg. has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affection of the upper part of ... See More
November 2, 1850
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 2, 1850
* William and Ellen Craft
* Macon, Georgia slaves
* Escape to the North
Page 5 has three-quarters of a column headed: "The Boston Slave Hunt & the Vigilance Committee" which begins: "The slave hunters, Knights and Hughes, left the city yesterday at 2 o'clock fully persuaded, after a week's trial, that all attempts to ar... See More
January 15, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 15, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln about to change America
The front page has a nice stack of column heads on the coming Civil War including: "THE REVOLUTION" "Arrival of Messengers from South Carolina & Fort Sumter at Washington" "The Fort Not to be Reinforced" "The Sale of Arms to Secessionists Declared Treasonable" "the ... See More
June 5, 1802
THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, June 5, 1802
* Martha Washington death
* Mount Vernon
Page 5 has a very notable report under the heading: "Obituary" reading: "DIED, at Mount Vernon, on Saturday evening, the 22nd ultimo, Mrs. Martha Washington, widow of the late illustrious general George Washington..." with a bit more (see).
Eight pages, 10 by 12 1/4 inches, great ... See More
November 17, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 17, 1860
* President elect Abraham Lincoln
* Southern secession & tensions
Page 4 has some ominous reports concerning the troubles in the South which would soon lead to the Civil War, some first column heads including: "THE CRISIS AT THE SOUTH" "The Condition of Affairs in the Border & Cotton Slave States" "The Baptist State Conve... See More
Item #636876HARPER'S WEEKLY -- the first year: 1857 A lot of 6 issues but all in '2nd rate' condition. Very few illustrations from this initial year.
March 27, 1841
THE LOG CABIN, New York, March 27, 1841
* re. William Henry Harrison's death
* Rare campaign title by Horace Greeley
The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election, its success carrying over to many issues beyond the inauguration--including this one.
This issue is from shortly after Harrison's Death, content... See More
May 23, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington D.C. May 23, 1849
* General William J. Worth's death report
Page 2 has a report headed: "Report of Gen. Worth's Death" [Fort Worth, Texas fame], with supporting text. Other news of the day with period ads throughout.
Four pages, nice condition.
Item #636682THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1821 Certainly one of the more famous magazines of the 18th & 19th centuries, having started in 1731 and surviving for over 130 years. This was the very first publication to use the word "magazine".
Among the articles within are those headed: "Westminster Abbey" "Old Sarum & Stonehenge, Accurately Described&quo... See More
Item #636681THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1816
Among the various reports of the day are two plates: "Remains of Bromfield Priory" (Shropshire), and "S.W. View of the Tower of St. Peter's Church" (Lincolnshire), along with over 2 pages committed to: George Wither's "Hymns and Songs of the Church." Nearly five pages focus on the "Pedigree of t... See More
Item #636680THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London England, March, 1802 Within the issue is an article in which a "New Planet" has been reported. This goes into detail about the discovery and includes charts. Other articles and stories are within.
Complete in 50+ pages and is in nice condition. PLEASE NOTE: this is lacking the front cover page.
Item #636679THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1802 Included in this issue is a report on the recent discovery of a new planet by Dr. Olbers, as seen in the photos below. Another page has a nice & rather large print with article titled: "Figure and Description of Mr. Greathead's Life Boat". Additional articles and stories are within.
The full title/index page ... See More
July 22, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 22, 1859
* Battle of Solferino, Italy
* Second Italian War of Independence
The front page has one column headings: "The War In Europe" "Additional Particulars of the Battle of Solferino" and more with map titled: "The Battle Field Of Solferino And The Famous Square" Lengthy text continues on page 2.
Other news of the day. Complete in ... See More
September 1, 1875
THE FRIEND, Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept. 1, 1875
* "The oldest paper in The Pacific"
It is rare to find Hawaiian newspapers from the 19th century, and this was the first newspaper & literary magazine published by pioneers not native to Hawaii. This title has a somewhat religious theme, but with other content as well.
Content includes "The Sailor's Friend" ... See More
October 18, 1850
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 18, 1850 Page 3 has a lengthy article headed: "Fugitive Slaves--A Case of Kidnapping--Interesting Correspondence". It is a fascinating & detailed article, the photos showing just portions.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
April 30, 1859
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 30, 1859 The front page has: "Sleeping Cars Now in Use on the New York Central Railroad". Inside has a nice doublepage centerfold: "Going to Pike's Peak, the New Gold Region" which includes 6 related prints amongst the text. Some of the prints care captioned: "Camp of the Emigrants" "The Wagon Emigra... See More
January 23, 1858
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 23, 1858 Inside includes a few prints of: "The Great Earthquake at Naples" "Sketches of Native Life In India" "American Firemen" which includes 3 prints, one a nice full page; "Torchlight Procession of the New York Firemen" pulling a fire engine.
Perhaps the most interesting content is the: "Proposed Tunnel ... See More
February 20, 1858
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 20, 1858 The front page features a half page print: "The Royal Bridal Tour - The Prince and Princess Frederick William at the Window the King's Palace, Potsdam". Within the issue are: "Effects of the Late Earthquake in Naples" "The Bridal Tour - Arrival of the Prince and Princess Frederick William at Antwerp"; a ful... See More
January 29, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 29, 1859 Half front page illustration of 'Rev. J.W. Cummings, D.D.' also features an accompany article. "Employment of Women" features an article and many small illustrations of women working in Douglas & Sherwood's Skirt Manufactory. "The Pope's Railway Car" article also features three illustrations. Two one-thir... See More
August 18, 1860
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 18, 1860 The front page has an article: "A New Rifle Weapon" which describes what would be known as the Springfield Model 1861 rifle. This report is from its early days of creation noting in part: "...has just been finished at the Springfield armory & sent to the Ordnance Dept. at Washington...It is intended wholly for wall service,... See More
June 7, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 7, 1834 There is much text on: "Reports on the U. States Bank" taking nearly 7 pages. Over half a column is taken up with: "Col. Crockett" which begins: "The following is a sketch of the remarks of col. Crockett, a member of the house of representatives of the United States from Tennessee, delivered from the lower balcony o... See More
April 21, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 21, 1832 The prime content in this issue is the report from Congress on the Sam Houston flogging case, where he was accused of beating a fellow Congressman, William Stanberry, because of comments made while in debate. Part of the discussion includes: "...Do you admit or deny that you assaulted & beat the said Stanberry, as he has represen... See More
March 11, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1815 Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "Day of Thanksgiving - By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" signed in type: James Madison. It was proclaimed, as noted near the beginning: "...to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a day of thanksgiving &... See More
August 13, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 13, 1836 The front page has: "Mexico & Texas" with mention that the Mexicans will not fight until fall & that a treaty between Santa Anna & General Sam Houston had reached Mexico. Further particulars as well (see). Other items include: "United States & Mexico" "Revolt of Negroes at Havana" "Unite... See More
January 2, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836
* Smithsonian Institution creation
* Texas War of Independence begins
The front page includes a report prefaced in part by: "...A provisional government has been completely organized & a bill of rights adopted which will be found below..." and what follows is the: "Declaration of the People of Texas in General Conv... See More
February 3, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Feb. 3, 1847
* Battle of Monterrey - Nuevo León
* General Zachary Taylor victory
The ftpg. begins with 3 documents concerning land, each signed in type by the President: James K. Polk. Also: "The War--Our Congress--Slavery--The Secretary of the Treasury". Inside includes: "The Capitulation of Monterey" and more.
Four pag... See More
February 23, 1833
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 23, 1833
* President Andrew Jackson election
An inside page has a report from the "House of Representatives" has a nice account of the formal election of Andrew Jackson as President, noting: "The hour of one having arrived, the senate attended in the hall of the house of representatives...in the presence of the two houses ... See More
November 12, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 12, 1859
* Capture of a slaver - slave ship
* Harper's Ferry insurrection
Front page reports include: "The Slave Trade" "Capture of an Alleged Slaver---Her Arrival in New York" which is concerning the slave ship Emily & takes almost the entire first column (see). Also: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Sentence of Cook ... See More
April 10, 1841
THE LOG CABIN, New York, April 10, 1841
* William Henry Harrison death (1st report)
* Rare campaign title by Horace Greeley
The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election, its success carrying over to many issues beyond the inauguration--including this one. Harrison's term was noted for its brevity, he surviving ... See More
November 28, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1857 The front page article: 'Dr. Livingstone's Discoveries in Africa' includes a nice nearly half-page illustration of the famous 'The Victoria Falls of the Leeambye or Zambesi River, Called by the Natives Mosyoatunyo (Smoke-Sounding)'.
A text article: "The Mormon War" which is dealing with the quarrel over hos... See More
September 19, 1860
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Sept. 19, 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
December 21, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1847 Inside has over 3 columns taken up with verbatim testimony on the "Army Court Martial" of Lt. Col. Fremont. In an interesting situation, Frémont, was court-martialed on the grounds of mutiny and disobeying orders. Frémont was appointed governor of California in 1847 in recognition of his role in the Mexican War. ... See More
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