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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
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
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
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 6, 1841 Taking most of the front page, all of pgs. 2 & 3 & half of page 4 is: "The Inaugural Address" of Gen. William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841...", which was obviously very lengthy, so lengthy & delivered outdoors on a very cold & wet day that he caught a cold & died of pneumonia just one month later.
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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, September 19, 1895
* Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition Speech
* Booker T. Washington - African-American political leader
Just the day prior noted African-American spokesman Booker T. Washington spoke before a predominantly white audience at the Cotton States & International Exposition in Atlanta, a speech which would go down i... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 23, 1887 This issue contains a slightly larger than a full page illustration entitled "Washington, D. C. -- An Unique Festival -- Egg-Rolling in the White House Grounds on Easter Monday" and has an accompanying article.
Also in the issue is: "Destructive Prairie Fires in Kansas -- Endangered Settlers Taking Refuge in the Plowed Fields... 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 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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NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1820
* 2 slavery ads from our nation's capital
The back page has an ad: "Runaway Negro For Sale" with details, and also: "Wanted To Hire" a few slaves (see). The back page has more than a full column headed: "On Military Science - Construction of Seacoast Batteries". Uncommon to find slave ads from out... See More
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
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., a lot of 5 issues from 1849. Although I find no Gold Rush content, there are articles of interesting from the period such as Indian reports, etc. Not "generic" issues but issues with content yet not worthy of individual sale.
Four pages each, nice condition.
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 29, 1864 Although the front page and pages within contain various reports on the Civil War, perhaps the most intriguing item is a somewhat inconspicuous page 5 review of a theatrical performance at the Winter Garden theater.
A one night performance was set for November 25 to benefit the Shakespeare Statue Fund. The performance featured the three Booth brothers, well kno... See More
DOUGLASS' MONTHLY, Rochester, New York, January, 1862 Of the four publications of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, this title published the fewest number of issues, having begun in 1858 and ending in 1863. His "North Star", then "Frederick Douglass' Paper", and post-Civil War effort "The New National Era" being weeklies published considerably mo... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848 Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849. Also at the bottom of the pg: "Slaver Captured" which reports on the ship Goodwin with 400 slaves on board (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 15, 1865 Among the ftpg. column heads: "FROM RICHMOND!" "Restoration of Civil Rule Not Advisable Just Now" "Secession Agitations to be Forever Silenced" "The Result of the Rebellion" "Life to the Nation, Death to Slavery" "R. E. Lee's Election to the Presidency of Washington College" "Grantin... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 6, 1796 Taking half the front page & concluding on pg. 2 is the: "Act Laying Duties on Carriages for the Conveyance of Persons..." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.
Four pages, nice condition.
NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 14, 1849 The bottom of pg. 2 has an item beginning: "The death of Mrs. Madison is at length realized. She died at her residence in Washington about 10 o'clock on Thursday..." with more detail (see). Also on pg. 2: "What the Ladies Do In California" is part of a letter from the gold mining region with some interesting content (... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1884 The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Key-Note of the Great Presidential Trial". Inside has a fullpg: "At the Mouth of the Columbia River" which includes a view of Astoria, Oregon. There is a terrific fullpg. print: "Buffalo Hunting" which shows 9 scenes. Also a full page: "The Rescue of the Su... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 29, 1841 Inside has over 3 columns taken up with: "The Cherokee Mediation" which has a subhead: "To the Chiefs, Headmen, and Warriors of the Seminoles of Florida". Considerable reporting on the Indian situation at the time.
Four pages, damp staining in the bottom half, some wear at the margins.
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 20, 1861 The first column features a nice stack of headlines concerning the Civil War, but the best content is on the back page which has about 5 columns taken up with: "The Defeat At Manassas" "Mr. Russell's Account to the London Times--A Cowardly Rout and Causeless Panic--Scenes in Washington After the Retreat".
Eight pages, never bound nor tr... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 1808 Pages 2 and 3 have much reporting from Congress & includes a letter to Congress, signed by the President: Th. Jefferson, introducing some document concerning relations between the U.S. and England & France. Nice to have in this newspaper which was the mouthpiece of the federal government.
Four pages, nice condition.... 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
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 15, 1862 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. the ftpg. is taken up with ads plus news reports from Europe including; "The Mason-Slidell Affair" and the "Funeral of Prince Albert". Page 2 has a lengthy editorial which discusses several topics including how the winter has slowed the Yankee forces, and also: "The... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 12, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy with a wealth of war-related news, from the Confederate perspective.
The front page has some nice war coverage with heads and subheads including; "The War News--Another Confederate Success" "From The Peninsula" "East Tennessee" "The Late Invasion of the E... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of consecutive issues containing in full the lengthy: "Governor Johnston's Speech...on Mr. Fox's Motion for a Vote of Censure on Administration for not Sending out a Reinforcement earlier last year to Lord Howe at New York" which obviously has much concerning America.
April 1, 1779: Bits include: "...Mons. d Estaign had found our ... See More
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 31, 1775 The entire front page and much of page 2 are taken up with the petition to the King of England from the First Continental Congress asking for a repeal of the hated Coercive Acts (see the hyperlink for more on this & the full texts). Certainly one of the more historic documents which would lead to the Revolutionary War, it delineates the l... See More
THE UNION, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1847 The ftpg. has: "The Executive and the Army" concerning General Taylor (see). Page 2 has more content concerning General Taylor and the Mexican War, plus: "Arrival of the Remains of the Heroes of Monterey--Military Escorts--Departure of the Remains of Capt. Boyle..." and more.
Four pages, nice condition.
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Aug. 30, 1814
* Burning of Washington (capture)
* British attack on the capital of U.S.
A fine issue from the War of 1812 with much of pg. 2 taken up with war reports, items headed: "Splendid Defense of Fort Erie!" "Latest From Buffalo" "District Troops" and war-related reports from Canandaigua, Albany, Yorktown and elsewher... 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 NEW JERSEY GAZETTE, Trenton, May 10, 1780
* Rare 18th century American title
* Revolutionary War era
Titles from New Jersey are very uncommon, particularly from the 18th century. Of greater significance is that this was the very first newspaper in New Jersey, having begun just 2 years prior in 1778.
The front page is taken up with reports from Europe, including a little chart hea... See More
THOMAS' MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 6, 1788
* Washington County, Ohio founded
The entire front page is taken up with a detailed financial report taken from the: "Extract from the Journal of Congress" of the new federal govt. Page 3 has a document signed: A. St. Clair, commander in chief of the Northwest Territory, in which he defines the newly-created cou... See More
THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 1862 This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspaper was published in South Carolina considering the state r... See More
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
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883
* Georgetown CO Colorado
* Tacoma WA Washington Territory
The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 18, 1793
* President George Washington
* New London CT Connecticut
Page 2 includes: "Declaration of the French" and "Anecdote of Louis XVIth", as well as items from Georgia, Virginia and New York. Also a letter "To the Inhabitants of the City of New London" signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.
The back page ... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1779 Inside has reports from the "House of Commons" which includes talk of events in America, including: "...General Grey...had seen no more of the country than what lies between the head of Elk and Philadelphia & between that city and New York..." and "The conduct of Sir William Howe...had no doubt about it: the force in h... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 26, 1862
* First Battle of Winchester VA Virginia
The ftpg. features a nice map headed: "THE REBEL ATTACK ON BANKS' COLUMN" with subhead: "Scene of the Operations of the Rebel Generals Jackson and Ewell on Front Royal and Winchester, May 24 and 25, 1862". There are many ftpg. column heads as well including: "Attack of the Rebels Jac... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 1852
* Uncle Tom's Cabin
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... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Jan. 8, 1800 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 the wind pipe..." with much m... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 24, 1792
* The Succession Act
* President George Washington
* Thomas Jefferson
The first two columns of the front page are taken up with: "An ACT relative to the Election of a President and Vice-President of the United States, and Declaring the Officer who shall act as President in case of Vacancies in the Offices both of President and Vice-Pres... See More
Responding to Washington's first state-of-the-union address... Reviewing Hamilton's historic report on public credit...
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 27, 1790
* President George Washington
* 1st State of the Union Address response
The front page begins with the response of the Senate to Washington first state-of-the-union address to the Congress, signed in type: John Adams as Vice President & President of the Senate. This is acknowledged by a short response signed; G. Washington. Also ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 9, 1836
* Siege of Bexar (San Antonio)
* Texas Revolution
* Benjamin Milam
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... See More
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