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Suggestions for NovicesWe invite you to explore the hobby of collecting rare newspapers. To this end, the following items have been priced at $16 or less and make great "entry level" items for novices.
Suggestions for Novices
* Rare title
* Early 19th Century Middlebury VT
A very uncommon religious title which lasted from 1809 thru 1815. Beginning on the front page and taking 7 pages is: "Christian Courtesy Exemplified in the Character of Theophilus" with a wealth of other religious themed content inside.
Very nice condit
* Rare title
A very uncommon religious title which lasted from 1809 thru 1815. Beginning on the front page and taking 8 pages is: "Biography - A Sketch of the Life of Sir William Jones" with a wealth of religious themed content inside.
Very nice condition, 32 pages, disbound, 5 by 8 1/2 inche
Very nice condition, 32 p
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 1811 As would be expected from this title, a considerable amount of reporting from Congress including all of pages 1 & 2. Pg. 3 has "An Act..." of Congress for the relief of distressed seamen, signed in type: James Madison (bit close-trimmed here: see). The back page has a "$100 Reward" ad for a runaway mulatto slave,... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, March 27, 1811
* Anti-Eldridge Gerry campaign
The front page has a black-bordered item headed: "Oppression Maketh A Wise Man Mad" & "Black List" which is essentially a campaign promotion with a list of American vessels: "...laden with American Property--Sailing under the Authority & Laws of the United States...... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 27, 1811
* Anti Eldridge Gerry campaign
The front page has a black-bordered item headed: "Oppression Maketh A Wise Man Mad" & "Black List" which is essentially a campaign promotion with a list of American vessels: "...laden with American Property--Sailing under the Authority & Laws of the United States...which have been... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, March 30, 1811
* Anti Eldridge Gerry campaign
The front page has a black-bordered item headed: "Gerry And Sequestration! " which is essentially a campaign promotion with a "Black List" of American vessels: "...laden with American Property--Sailing under the Authority & Laws of the United States...which have been Seized, ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL EXTRA, Boston, Massachusetts, July 3, 1811 A four page extra containing the "Hon. Robert's Smith's Address To the People of the United States" being his explanation that led to his resignation as Secretary of State. Sources say that he was actually dismissed by President Madison.
Complete in four pages measuring 15 by 10 inches, untrimmed and in good conditi... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL EXTRA newspaper from Boston, dated July 3, 1811. The entire 4 page issue is taken up with "Hon. Robert Smith's Address to the People of The United States" concerning his resignation as Secretary of State. Issue was never trimmed, measures about 10 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches. Very nice condition! Uncommon EXTRA.
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington City, July 13, 1811 Pages 2 and 3 contain three documents, each signed in type by the President: James Madison (see for portions). Also a lengthy letter on the: "Battle of Agueda" signed by: Wellington.
Four page, never bound nor trimmed, minor foxing near the top, nice condition.
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 21, 1811
* James Bowdoin III death
The middle column on the ftpg. is mostly taken up with a report of the funeral of a noted Mass. politician & philanthropist, beginning: "On Wednesday last were interred the remains of the Hon. James Bowdoin, with every mark of respect..." with much more (see).
Four pages, small hole in ... See More
THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Massachusetts, November 26, 1811 The ftpg. has: "Affair Of The Little Belt" being the correspondence between James Monroe and Mr. Morier, followed by those between Monroe and Foster. All letters are signed in type by their respective authors. Subscriber's name written above the masthead.
Complete in four pages with light fold rubbing... See More
SUPPLEMENT TO THE CONNECTICUT HERALD, June 9, 1812 The entire four page issue is taken up with various "Correspondence" with an introductory note signed by the President: James Madison, which includes: "I communicate to Congress...correspondence of the Secretary of State & the Minister Plenipotentiary of the U.S. at Paris. These documents will place before Congress t... See More
THE AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, August 17, 1813
* Jaguar exhibition ad with woodcut print
* Nice masthead engraving
A handsome engraving of a heraldic eagle in the masthead (see) and with various news of the day and several advertisements including a illustrated ad on page 3 titled: "JAGUAR Or The American Tiger"
Complete in 4 pages, vario... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, December 15, 1813
* John Rodgers
Page 2 has: "Northern Army Affairs" and "Copy of a Letter from Comm. Rodgers to the Sec. of the Navy" followed by a letter "To Commodore Rodgers" and "Congress Frigate Arrived" and a few other smaller items on the war.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 22, 1815
* Nice political engraving advertisement
The front page of this issue is dominated by a very large engraving of a ship headed: "Huzza, for the Massachusetts!", part of a political notice in support of Caleb Strong for governor. Note that the flag on the tallest mast bears his name, with political slogans on the other flags. Mu... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, from Washington D.C., dated December 21, 1815.
* Pennsylvania Governor Simon Snyder
On pg. 2 under “Pennsylvania” is the “Governor’s Message”, signed in type: Simon Snyder. The back page has a reward ad for a runaway “Negro Man named David”.
Other news of the day includes: "Congress" "Banking Fraud" &quo... See More
CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, February, 1816 A bkpg. business ad for "Goodwin and Dodd" offers "A large assortment of English and French Watches" plus tools for clock and watchmaking. Includes small woodcuts of pocket-watches & a larger one of an anniversary clock. Traces of foxing.
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, Feb. 22, 1816.
* Early Cincinnati Ohio population increase
* Early 19th century original
A page 2 item headed Population Of Cincinnati says:
* The population of the town of Cincinnati in Ohio, according to a Census lately taken, is 6498, including 247 blacks and mulattoes. The population in 1810 was only 2320.
Other news of the day includes... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, June 26, 1816
* William S. Smith death
* Abigail Adams
Among the "Deaths" on page 2 is one that reads, in part: "In New York State, Col. William S. Smith, a brave and intelligent officer of the revolutionary war....an independent Member of Congress....He was son-in-law of President Adams; but was bereaved of his excellent consort se... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 16, 1816
* Rare full page map of Algiers
One of the more notable items in this issue is the very unusual--are quite rare--full page map headed: "Plan of Algiers" which is a somewhat crude illustration of the town, with various details (see).
Among other reports in this issue are: "The Right & Power of Suffrage"... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, January 8, 1817
* Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
* Reverend Dr. Azel Backus
Among the page 2 "Deaths" is one that reads: "At his residence at Hamilton College, in New-York State, after a...severe attack of the fever, The Reverend Doctor Backus, President of that Institution....[he] was universally considered...one of the most em... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., January 21, 1817 On the front page at the top of the first column is report announcing the death of "Alexander James Dallas", the late Secretary of the Treasury who served in the Madison administration. Top and bottom of this report are black-bordered.
More reporting of his death on page 3 (see).
Some lite rubbing, otherwise in nice condit... See More
SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, March 25, 1817.
* Marriage of General Winfield Scott
Among the Marriages on page 3 is one that says: "In Virginia, Gen. Winfield Scott, of the U.S. army, to Miss Maria D. Mayo". It seems he can win the fair as well as the field.
Other news of the day with several advertisements. Bit of margin dirtiness on the front page, some lite... See More
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, May 6, 1817 This newspaper, which features an eagle in the masthead, carries reward notices on the front page for men who had deserted from the 6th U. S. Infantry. Also on the front page is an "act for the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen and marines who were lost in the United States' brig Epervier...". The backp... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, June 11, 1817
* Long Island Navy depot sought
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 th... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., June 17, 1817 On page 2 under "The President's Tour" is a report from the Trenton American about the President's visit to Trenton. Also has a report from the Mercantile Advertiser in New-York about the President's arrival there. Includes an address from the mayor, and the President's reply, signed in type: James Monroe.
Other news of the ... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 9, 1817
* Capture of Amelia Island, Florida
One of the reports in this issue is headed "Florida" and includes: "...says that M'Gregor has issued a quantity of script, made payable by the delivery of lands in Florida to the holders...Accounts from Amelia Island to the 20th ult. inform us that McGregor then remained there or... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 5, 1817
* Thomas Hart Benton in a duel
* Kills Charles Lucas
* Andrew Jackson
On page 2 under "Missouri" is a report from St. Louis dated "Sept. 29" that reads in full: "On Saturday last Charles Lucas, Esq. a lawyer, was honorably murdered in this place, by Col. Benton, another lawyer. The quarrel originated in a... See More
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, Boston, Massachusetts, February 12, 1818 The frontpage has a detailed and lengthy legislative bill concerning the "Cape Cod Canal" which is almost 1 3/4 column in length. Also an "Anecdote of Gen. Jackson" which describes how he adopted an Indian baby. Page 2 contains a report of a fire at Yale College.
Complete in four pages measuring appro... See More
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, June 11, 1818.
* President James Monroe
* Early 19th century original
On the front page under The Presidents Tour is a letter from the mayor of Annapolis to the President, followed by a gracious reply, signed in type: James Monroe.
Other news of the day with several advertisements. Some lite foxing, but none in this content, otherwise in ... See More
The issue contains news & articles from around the world and is in nice condition. A nice period item form the 19th century. Please note - the issue you will receive will be dated from the 1820's, and will be... See More
NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, New Hampshire, May 23, 1820 Page two of this issue contains a letter from President Monroe to both the Senate and the House of Representatives in regards to correspondence between the United States and Spain respecting the treaty which concluded on February 22, 1819. This is signed in typed: JAMES MONROE.
Other news and advertisements, inc... See More
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE AND BOSTON PATRIOT, Massachusetts, May 31, 1820
* President James Monroe act
* Peoria, Illinois land
Page 2 has under "Ny Authority" and a small illustration of a heraldic eagle: "An Act for the relief of the inhabitants of the village of Peoria, in the State of Illinois" which is signed in type: James Monroe (see)
Other news o... See More
SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, July 11, 1820.
* Early Hampden Sidney College
* 19th century original
Among the page 3 Deaths is one stating: "At Philadelphia, Rev. Moses Hodge [sic], D.D. President of Hampden Sidney College, Prince Edward County, Virginia, aged 68."
Uncommon to have a mention of Hampden-Sydney College. Other news of the day includes: "The
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1820 Page 3 has a interesting article: "The Deaf & Dumb Fond of Music" being a letter about a musical artist born deaf and dumb (see). Page 3 also has an article on: "Mr. Guille's Ascension" in a balloon.
Four pages, nice condition.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 18, 1820
* State of the Union address by President James Monroe
Over 3 pages within this issue are taken up with the: "President's Message", being James Monroe's annual state-of-the-union address. At its conclusion it is signed in type by the President: James Monroe.
Among other reports in this issue are various reports from ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 2, 1820
* Struggle for the throne of Hawaii
Within this issue is a report headed: "South Sea Islands" which reads in part: "Since the death of Tamahamaha, king of the Sandwich Islands, we hear there has been a desperate battle fought for the right of succession to the crown. It terminated in the dethronement of the young pr... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, July 7, 1821 A writer relates his experience in eating rattlesnake (almost) in a front page article head: "The Rattle-snake eaten in East Florida."
Other news and advertisements, some which are illustrated, are within.
This is complete in four pages, untrimmed, and is in nice condition.
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL, from Ithaca, New York, dated August 22, 1821
* Rare title
* Early 19th century original
Rarely have we had the opportunity to offer pre-Civil War newspapers from this small town in upstate New York.
Various news of the day & ads, four pages, never bound nor trimmed. Wear at the two folds with two small holes, archival mend to page 2.... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, January 26, 1822. Inside the issue is a report "Next President"... "Pretty work for eight dollars a day!" This article is approximately one full page and includes the names of the those put forth as candidates. The front page and another page inside the issue is reporting on "The Census". Other news of the government an... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 23, 1822
* Jefferson City, Missouri, becomes capital
Inside has a report headed: "Mexico" which begins: "The direct news from Mexico...is that the whole kingdom has declared independence & sworn to maintain it...A provisional government is in operation & in the latter part of the month of December delegates to... See More
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, New Hampshire, May 20, 1822
On the front page under "Laws Of The U. States" are seven "Acts" each signed in type: James Monroe. One of the acts provided "for the relief of the purchasers of public lands prior to the first day of July, eighteen hundred and twenty," This issue contains other news of the day and num... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, May 25, 1822
* Natural Bridge caverns
* Watertown, New York
* Early Florida colony
Page 2 has a brief report that says: "A stupendous Cavern has recently been discovered in Jefferson county, N.Y. which has been explored 100 rods"
The cavern mentioned is located at Watertown, N.Y.
Other news of the day includes... See More
THE OBSERVER, Salem, Massachusetts, Sept. 20, 1823
* Arctic explorer William Parry
* Upper Savage islands - Repulse Bay, Nunavut
The front page has: "The N. West Expedition" which begins: "The last accounts from Capt. Parry's expedition were of the 22d July, 1821, when he was near the Upper Sauvage Islands, steering...for Repulse Bay..." (see photos). Captain William... See More
THE NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, Oct. 7, 1823 The front page has an illustrated ad for a manufacturer of "spectacles" (see). Page 2 has: "The Indian Treaty" from St. Augustine; "An Address to the People called Quakers" plus much more.
Four pages, minor loss to the bottom of the spine, generally good.
THE NATIONAL GAZETTE AND LITERARY REGISTER, Phila., Oct. 25, 1823 "Reflections On Volcanos By Guy Lussac" takes three columns on the ftpg. and part of a column on pg. 2. These "reflections" were read before the Royal Academy at Paris. Traces of foxing, otherwise good.