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HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 29, 1876 (with supplement) Full front page Thomas Nast illustration: "The New Alliance" shows General Custer shaking hands with Sitting Bull. Inside has a full page Thomas Nast: "Getting in Tune.", two half-page illustrations "Romance on the Hudson" and "Reality on the Plains."; a quarter page portrait of "The H... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785 Among the first articles is: "Brief Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mr. Benjamin Martin...", who was a noted optician, instrument maker, spectacle maker (see hyperlink). This issue is lacking the full page print of him called for.
Also within: "Old Ale Houses and Dancing Schools Described" "Bill Proposed for Regulating th... See More
The first page makes reference to Capt. Cook and a letter from Ben Franklin: "...not to consider that great navigator as an enemy if he should happen to fall into their hands..." (see).
Further inside are 1 1/2 pages taken up with the issue of whether George Washington was ever a commissioned officer in the British military, a... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1785 Among the articles within are: "Observations on a Tour Through the Island of Jersey" which is in the English Channel; "Anecdotes of Hogarth" "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Session of Parliament" "Original Letter form Dr. Johnston" & so much more.
Near the back is: "Intelligence..." with... See More
THE GLOBE, City of Washington, August 3, 1839
* Runaway slave advertisement
A front page notice offers a $400 Reward for a runaway "negro man" and a "mulatto boy" with a description of each and details about the reward. (see) Unusual to have an ad such as this from out nation's capital.
Other news and advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1789 Among the articles are: "Extract from a Sermon at Bristol on the Slave Trade" "Description of a Tour Through the West of England" and so much more. But the best content is news headed: "America" which reports from Philadelphia: "...his Excellency George Washington, the President Elect of the United States, arrive... See More
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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1786 Among the articles are: "Skeleton of Henry the First Doubted" "Original Letters of Gen. Washington & Mrs. Macaulay" "Moral & Intellectual Excellence of the Fair Sex" and so much more.
Near the back is "Foreign Intelligence" which includes news items from the Caribbean (see images) plus "Ame... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 8, 1832 Nearly 5 1/2 pages are taken up with the: "President's Message", being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to Congress, and the people. This was an annual tradition begun by George Washington which continues to this day. The address recounts the major events of the year and gives some discussio... See More
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
THE WASHINGTON UNION, City of Washington, July 18, 1857
The inset shows a front page notice concerning the government disposal of public lands in the Oregon Territory. The notice is very detailed and takes just a bit more than a column. It is signed in type: Franklin Pierce.
Complete in four pages, slight irregular left spine, otherwise in nice condition.... See More
CLEVELAND LEADER, June 14, 1866
* Fourteenth Amendment passes Congress
* Civil War reconstruction
The front page has one column headings that include: "From Washington" "RECONSTRUCTION !" "The Constitutional Amendment Adopted by the House" and more.
Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.... See More
A lot of 4 issues from Washington, D.C., all dated from the 1820's through 1850's - from four different titles. They contain a wealth of both political and non-political news from the early period of our federal capital. All are complete and in good condition. Some foxing & minimal wear, generally in nice condition. The issues shown are representative of... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 1852 The back page has an advertisement for the sale of: "Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or Life Among The Lowly" with details (see). The "National Era" was the newspaper which introduced the famed "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to the world, being serialized in this newspaper before the published book was available.
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NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 9, 1836 The front page has a report headed: "The latest news from Texas, received by way of New Orleans, says:---" "with the text reading in part: "By the schr. Julius Ceasar we learn that the last accounts from camp received by express at Bragoria on the 11th instant states that on the morning of the 5th an attack was made on t... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 15, 1861 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 Crisis Regarded as a Divine Judgment" and m... See More
NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE & THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, Feb. 22, 1792 The front page begins with a note signed in script: Go. Washington, which introduces a very lengthy report: "The Causes of the Existing Hostilities between the United States & Certain Tribes of Indians..." which takes the balance of the ftpg. & most of pg. 2, signed in type: H. Knox, Secretary of ... See More
THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, June 5, 1802 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 condition.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865 Not only this event but this title remain among the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.
The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President Lincoln Shot by an Assassin" "The Deed Done at Ford's Theatre Last Night"... See More
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, July 9, 1795 Beginning on the ftpg. & concluding on pg. 2 is a letter to the Senate from the President concerning a treaty with the Creek Indians, signed in type: Go. Washington. Also on pg. 2 are two Acts from the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 Dblpgctrfld. has five illustrations, two rather large showing: 'Vicksburg, from the Old Spanish Fort' and 'Natchez on the Hill', plus 3 other scenes. Small scene shows: 'Negro in Stocks: A Scene in Florida' and 'Sunday Amusements at New Orleans--Duel at the Half-Way House'. Full page "The Uprising of Italy" by T... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.
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NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1848 Page 2 has an article: "Gold" which includes: "...all that has been reported of the gold regions of California to be true...rather a misfortune than a source of congratulation. Visions of golden sands...are filling...the minds of thousands, & if the epidemic continues we may expect to find them soon abandoning the plo... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848 The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the precious metals (which are said to be as p... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 29, 1796 Most of the front page is taken up with five "Acts", three of which are federal Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. The other two are Mass. Acts each signed in script type by their governor: Samuel Adams. A very displayable front page.
Page 2 has a letter signed in type: Go. Washington c... See More
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 5, 1865 Among the front page column heads are: "A Riot At Aquia Creek, Va." "Trouble Between White and Negro Laborers" "Ruffianism In Washington" "Important Order Regarding Our Texas Troops" "The Jeff. Davis Meeting" & much more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing & light staining, 2 fol... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 18, 1865 Front page column heads include: "WASHINGTON" "False Rumors of Cabinet Changes" "The Troubles of Pardon Seekers" "The Defeat of Gen. Joe Johnston" "The Secesh Papers in Tribulation About It" "The Counterfeit Treasury Notes" "Disastrous Conflagration--Augusta, Maine, Nearly Destroyed".
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THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, June 2, 1792 Page 2 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Law Of The Union - An Act...for Making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type: Geo. Washington, President of the United States. Pg. 2 also has an item headed "Pittsburgh" which begins: "The fort begun last winter at this place stands on t... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848 This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote showing under the "yeas" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others. Plus page 3 has additional coverage from the House of Representatives which includes Lincoln'... See More
THE DAILY UNION, Washington D.C. May 23, 1849 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.
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, August 23, 1864 Not only a nice Confederate newspaper but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has much on the Civil War with items headed: "The War News" which includes reports from various fields of operation; "Latest News From the North" "An Armistice Pressed at Washington" "From Grant's Army" &quo... See More
Also within the issue are articles &q... See More
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Sept. 3, 1812 Content includes a letter from General Hull, "Bad News From Detroit" which reports: "...the disagreeable intelligence that general Hull and all his army have been taken by the British--Particulars we have not." followed by another report; "Important Intelligence" which includes: "..."saw Gen. ... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 5, 1883 Prints include a nice view captioned: "Washington Territory - View of
Tacoma, the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound" which shows Mt. Ranier in the background. A related article as well.
The doublepage centerfold shows; "A Thrilling Scene in the Tombs - A Mother Discovers Her Son in a Detachment of Criminals A... See More
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Aug. 10, 1812 Reports include: "From the Northwestern Frontier" "The British Fleet" "Col. Clark's Advice to the People, Inhabiting the Towns Bordering on Canada Line" "Washington" which begins: "Georgetown has been in a dreadful state of alarm & anxiety..." and more.
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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
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836 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 Convention Assembled" followed by the 8 posts of the Bill of Rights, includi... See More
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Feb. 3, 1847 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 pages, very nice condition.
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 14, 1779 The back page has an item noting: "...that Admiral Byron was still at Newport in Rhode Island, not knowing which way to direct his course in order to find out Mons. d'Estaing...that every thing was quiet in the neighbourhood of New York; that General Washington had left his army in winter quarters in the Jerseys & was gone to the S... See More
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, October 28, 1864
* Battle of Westport- Missouri
Among the ftpg. column heads are: "AMAZING DEVELOPMENTS ! ! " "Enormous Frauds in the New York Soldiers' Vote" "GLORIOUS NEWS ! " The War in Missouri" 'Defeat of Gen. Price's Army" "Capture of 1500 Prisoners" "Important Rebel News" "Cha... See More
Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War, including a letter from New York which has: "...since Gen. Clinton's departure from he... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 1848
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
A terrific & early issue on the California Gold Rush as nearly half of the front page has great gold-related content, items headed: "The Gold Region Of California", plus a letter datelined from "Monterrey, California, July 31, 1848; a "Proclamation" from... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 23, 1861
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Double page inauguration print
* Abraham Lincoln inaugural ball
The double page centerfold is captioned: "Inauguration of Jefferson Davis, President of the Southern Confederacy, at Montgomery, Ala. The Capital of the Southern Confederacy, on Monday, Feb. 18, 1861" (see), show... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Jan. 30, 1864
* Abraham Lincoln letters
As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "The Military Situation" reporting news from the various theaters of the war, and includes: "...Unimpor... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 10, 1821 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 Mr. Monroe, previous to his entering upon the duties of his second... See More