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Item #636642HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, September, 1870 Within this is issue is a 5+ page article "Footprints of Charles Dickens" which begins "Charles Dickens was dead. It was hard to realize, but realized it was at last; and then there was no look or voice in London but repeated it over and over -- Charles Dickens is dead!..."
Also within the issue are articles &q... See More
July 21, 1866
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 21, 1866
* 14th Amendment - Tennessee ratifies
Page 4 has an article concerning Tennessee ratifying the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, with headings: "WASHINGTON" "The House Passes the Joint Resolution for the Admission of Tennessee" and more. (see) The Fourteenth Amendment was approved by Congress on June 13, and on July 19 Tennessee rat... 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
May 12, 1866
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, May 12, 1866
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Official indictment for treason
The front page shows the official indictment for treason against Jefferson Davis with the headings: "WASHINGTON" "Proceedings of the Grand Jury at Norfolk--Jeff Davis and John C. Breckinridge Indicted for Treason" See images for text here.
Other news of the da... See More
May 17, 1884
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 17, 1884 The front cover is entitled "Pennsylvania -- The Recent Forest Fires - Women, Near Ashland, Removing Fences to Arrest the Progress of the Flames" with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue is: "New York City -- The Formal Opening of the New produce Exchange, May 6th..."; "Pennsylvania -- The ... See More
January 24, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 24, 1863 This issue contains a fine centerfold by Thomas Nast: "The Emancipation of the Negroes, January, 1863--The Past and the Future" with several vignettes. This also has an accompanying article which explains the illustration and references the famous Mr. Pierce M. Butler slave auction which took place on March 2-3, 1859 outside of Savann... See More
March 21, 1896
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 21, 1896 The front cover has "The United States Protected Cruiser Olympia" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "A Great Ice Skating Rink, Washington, D.C."; "Preparation of Lamb and Kid Skins for Gloves"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages and in very nice condition.... See More
July 27, 1895
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 27, 1895 The front cover has "The Lake Steamer North Land" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Barathon's Propeller Life Buoy"; "Caballero's Air Vessel"; "The Cornell University Crew on the Thames, England"; "A Sectional Side Launch Dock"; "Mount Rainier, Washington"; and m... See More
March 8, 1817
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 8, 1817 Certainly the best content in this issue is the coverage of: "The Inauguration" of James Monroe as President. The reporting begins on the front page & includes a note signed in type: James Monroe, with most of the second column taken up with the beginning of his inaugural address headed "Speech", which carries ov... See More
Item #633656THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1795 Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever per-eminent in mercy...over-looked the criminal in the captive...your prisoners, ... See More
September 28, 1811
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington City, September 28, 1811
* Slave Auction ad & more
The back page has an ad: For Sale, The following valuable property, low for Cash or Negroes at Valuation. The three story house occupied by James Madison, Esq. and now in possession of Mr. O. Pollack... and more. Also contains other runaway salves reward ads as well.... See More
December 31, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 31, 1814 Certainly the prime content of this issue is the detailed page 3-6 coverage of the British attack on Washington, D.C., one article headed: "The Goths at Washington" with the report from Paris telling of the destruction of the many fine buildings in the nation's capital (see photos for portions).... See More
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Item #633290THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787 This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comments from the Library Company of Philadelphia note that it can not be definitively determined which of ... See More
June 26, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 26, 1847 The front page has: "Later From Vera Cruz" with over half a column reporting on the Mexican War. Also: "Incidents of Irregular War" "the Families of Volunteers".
The front pg. also has: "The Mormon Temple" reporting the Nauvoo temple has been purchased by the Catholic church (see). Page 3 h... See More
November 23, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 23, 1859 Front page column heads include: "The Harper's Ferry Invasion" "Continued Excitement Throughout Virginia" "Old Brown's Commentaries on Beecher's Sermon" "The Feeling In Washington" "The Latest from Charlestown" "and more. Also: "The Abolition Movement" & a brief bit: "The Slav... 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
Item #631948HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, a bound volume for December, 1874 to May, 1875 Perhaps the article in the volume is "New Washington" which includes not only 16 nice prints of Washington, D.C. from 1875, but also a very nice print of Frederick Douglass with some text on him as well (see).
But there are many other prints in this thick volume as well, accompanying articles titled: &q... See More
October 31, 1837
DOVER ENQUIRER, New Hampshire, Oct. 31, 1837 The masthead features a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle. Page 2 includes: "More Roguery at Washington" and "Anti-Slavery" among many other articles.
Four pages, some light water staining, generally good.
March 2, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, March 2, 1861 The front page reports much on the coming inauguration and administration of Abraham Lincoln, just two days away, with page 3 column heads including: "Important From Washington" "Debate in the Senate on the Peace Adjustment" "The New Lincoln Cabinet"
"Triumph of the Radical Republicans" "The Coercive Measures of the... See More
July 29, 1839
THE GLOBE, City of Washington, July 29, 1839
* Runaway slave advertisements
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)
Page 2 has a even more interesting ad headed: "Five Hundred Dollars Reward" which has descriptions of 4 runaway slaves. (see) Unusu... See More
December 13, 1879
MISSION MIRROR, San Francisco, Dec. 13, 1879 Printed in the masthead is: "The only Paper Wholly Printed and Published at the Mission, a Locality Containing 20,000 Inhabitants." This would be the famous Mission Delores, still located on 16th St. (see photos & the hyperlink).
Page 2 has a political notice supporting: "For president in 1880, Ulysses S. Grant, of Illino... See More
July 20, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 20, 1796 The front page features not one but three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One relates to building codes for new construction in Washington, D.C. and another is for: "...making Appropriations for the Support of the Military & Naval Establishments...".
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
April 14, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1796 Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Authorising & Directing the Secretary at War to Place Certain Persons therein named on the Pension List", with a huge list of names (great for genealogical purposes). It complete at the top of page 2 where it is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.&nbs... See More
May 19, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, May 19, 1798 Page contains a nice chart listing the various officers of the federal government, past & present, from George Washington & John Adams as President, to the various ambassador posts (see).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
Item #631748THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1778 The first article, taking fully six pages, is debate on the: "...motion for the Instructions to Gen. Burgoyne..." , obviously relating to his defeat at Saratoga, with some reports including: "...convinced that the gallant Burgoyne had done all that man could do...Many of the Provincials whom Gen. Burgoyne thought well-affecte... See More
August 6, 1814
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 6, 1814 The front page has an interesting yet brief item on: "The Insolvent Buonaparte" noting: "...that Buonaparte owes private debts to the immense amount of two milliards...". The ftpg. also has a full column: "War in the Chesapeake" which is just prior to the battles at Baltimore & Washington.
Page 2 includes: 'War E... See More
June 29, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 29, 1847 Front page Mexican War content with: "The Proposed Treaty with Mexico" "From Gen. Taylor's Army" "Interesting News From Vera Cruz" and more.
Four pages, light water staining, an ink stain, good condition.
Item #631563THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1780 Near the back is "Advices Received from America" which includes a letter signed in type by: George Washington, datelined at Morristown, with much praise for the Marquis de LaFayette (see photos), followed by a letter of thanks signed in type: La Fayette. Another report begins: "His Excellency Gen. Washington is appoint... See More
December 21, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 21, 1796
* President elect John Adams
* George Washington
The front page has four Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has a lengthy address to the President being the Senate's response to the state-of-the-union address, signed: John Adams. This is then followed by: "The Following is... See More
August 24, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 20 and 24, 1796
* President George Washington
* Lengthy proclamation signed in script
Beginning on the ftpg. of the Aug. 20 issue, carrying over to pg. 2, and concluding on pages 1 and 2 of the Aug. 24 issue is the complete text of the: "PROCLAMATION" by the President for putting into effect a treaty with Spain. It is signed in script t... See More
July 15, 1824
NEW YORK PATRIOT, July 15, 1824 Items include: "Free Trade & Pirates' Rights" "Cause of the Separation of Lord and Lady Byron" "General La Fayette" . The back page has: "Washington Monument" which is a plea to create one, not to begin until 1848.
Four pages, small folio size, some foxing, nice condition.
January 1, 1840
THE MADISONIAN, Washington City, July, 1840
* William Henry Harrison for president
This issue has on the inside page a political cartoon print of a log cabin (for Wm. H. Harrison) and a heraldic eagle engraving with "Harrison & Tyler" on a banner in the eagle's beak (see). Much political reporting.
Four pages, nice condition.
August 25, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, August 25, 1861
* Battle of Bull Run front page map
* Manassas, Virginia
The front page has a 6 3/4 by 8 3/4 inch map headed: "Another View Of Bull Run Battlefield" "The Rebel Plan of the Battle Field of Bull Run, Stone Bridge and Manassas Plain."
First column heads include: "The Rebellion" "All Quiet At Washington" "Acti... See More
June 21, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 21, 1849
* James K. Polk death
* Best title to be had ?
All columns on all 4 pages are black-bordered for the recent death of President James K. Polk, with inside pg. articles: "Death of Ex-_resident Polk" "The Cabinet Is The President" "A Stab at the Illustrious Dead". Nice to have this report in a newspaper from t... See More
September 2, 1780
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 2, 1780
* Revolutionary War
* Great masthead
The front page has: "A Short Vindication of the Religious Society Called Quakers, against the aspersions of a nameless writer in the Pennsylvania Packet of the 12th instant", signed in type: John Drinker. Also: "Doctor Morgan's Appeal to the Free Citi... See More
November 10, 1860
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., November 10, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln's 1st election
* From the Nation's capital (best)
* The definitive report
This is the tri-weekly edition of this famous newspaper, which is perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.
Page 3 has a report headed: "Result of the... See More
January 18, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER , Jan. 18, 1815 \
* Battle of Bladensburg
* War of 1812 Maryland
Page 2 has nearly two columns taken up with considerable detail headed the: "Battle Of Bladensburg" It was the defeat of the American forces there that allowed the British to capture and burn Washington. It has been called "the greatest disgrace ever dealt to American arms".
Four pa... See More
June 17, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., June 17, 1852 Page 3 has not one, but two advertisements for the sale of: "Uncle Tom's Cabin". One ad begins: "Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among The Lowly. By Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe. For sale, wholesale and retail..." and the other begins: "Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Great Story, first published in the 'Nation... See More
August 15, 1816
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. August 15, 1816 The second page carries an article "A number of the citizens of the District of Columbia, impressed with the importance of forming an association for the purpose of promoting useful knowledge, met on the 28th day of June, 1816,... agreeably to public notice the committee appointed as aforesaid reported the following draft of a con... See More
December 14, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 14, 1796
* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
* Full text & signed in script
Most of page 2 is taken up with the historic last state-of-the-union address of President George Washington, headed: "SPEECH of The President of the United States" and ending with his signature in script type: Geo. Washington (see). In this... See More
August 31, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, August 31, 1839 The front page has a report reading in part: "A Suspicious Vessel which had been spoken several times on our coast, has been captured by...the brig Washington, and carried into New London. This vessel, a schooner, called L'Amistad, (Friendship) sailed from Havana bound to Neuvitas, with a cargo of dry goods, three Spanis... See More
June 23, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1849
* James K. Polk death
* Best title to be had ?
All columns on all 4 pgs. are black-bordered for the report which appears on pg. 3 headed: "Death of Ex-President Polk..." (see photos). Pg. 3 also has a letter "From California" concerning the Gold Rush & the success--or lack of it--among many there. Always nice to ... See More
June 22, 1848
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1848
* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career
This issue contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which mention Abraham Lincoln. The ftpg. report, at the very top of the 3rd column, notes: "MR. LINCOLN (being entitled to the floor) stated, i advance, that hsi object was to make a speech o... See More
Item #630932THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1778 The first article is a "...Debate...on Enquiry into the State of the Nation..." continued from a previous issue and has much on the Revolutionary War, including: "...that with equal force General Washington could not stand before the British troops, who were at this day perhaps the bravest in the world...General Washington's... See More
September 14, 1779
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 14, 1779 The entire front page has reports from the London House of Commons concerning the conduct of the Revolutionary War in America, with mention of Lord Cornwallis, General Burgoyne, Sir William Howe, General Washington, and others. One portion which has criticism of decisions made includes: "...at a... See More
April 1, 1779
THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, April 1, 1779
* General George Washington
* Pardon to deserters of his army
Most of the front page is taken up with several letters from the Caribbean concerning the exchange & care of prisoners. The balance of the ftpg. & a part of pg. 2 has: "Articles of Capitulation Agreed on Between General Grant and the Governo... See More
September 11, 1868
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 11, 1868
* Ku Klux Klan - KKK
* Nathan Bedford Forrest
The top of the front page has one column heading: "WASHINGTON" "The Ku-Klux Klan--Appeal To The President...." which is a report on their uprising in Tennessee with brief mention of Forrest. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
July 24, 1839
THE GLOBE, City of Washington, July 24, 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, minor spine wear, nice c... See More
July 4, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 4, 1849 The first page carries a lengthy report "Oregon -- Brief Description Of, &c." which is being continued from a previous issue. This covers "Valley between the Coast Range and the Pacific" "Umpqua and Rogue Valleys" "Cowlitz Chehalis and Puget's Sound Country" "Eastern and Middle O... See More
July 10, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1849 The third page carries a report "Ship Pacific" in which the ship had received monies to in advance to take passages to California for $300 with a limit of fifty passengers, but had sold to seventy-five without having proper state room space and were taken to court.
The back page carries "Salem, Massachusetts" in whi... See More
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