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February 19, 1665
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 19, 1665
* The Great Plague is Over ?
* Queen Henrietta Maria returns
* Earliest of newspapers to be had
A very early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665, and is still publishing today. This date is actually from 1666 as at the time they used the Julian calendar, the year changing in ... See More
April 20, 1689
A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION OF THE ESTATES IN SCOTLAND, London, England, April 20, (1689) The year is printed in the dateline of the first report at the top of page 1 (see), as well as in the imprint at the bottom of the back page. A very rare newspaper from England dealing primarily with Parliamentary affairs. Most of the back page is taken up with: "A Proclamat... See More
Item #647074THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1737 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Mr. Facio's Letter Concerning the Hebrew Accents" "An Instance of the Excellent Use of the Hebrew Accents" "Literal Translations of the Hebrew Code Ungrammatical, False, etc." "Hebrew Tenses not to be used Promiscuously" "Of Abraham... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1744 (this is an incomplete issue, missing pages 197-200.) Among the various articles found in this issue as noted in the table of contents are: "Virtues of Tar Water against the Smallpox, Ulceration of the bowels, Consumptive Cough..." "Mr. Yate's new Theory of the Earth Continued" "An Account of Comets" "... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1744 Over 13 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.... See More
Among various other articles found in this issue as noted in the table of contents are: "Why Polit
Among various other articles found in this issue as noted in the table of contents are: "Why Polit
Item #625455THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1744
* News from America
* Medicine, surgery
Over 9 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.
Among various other articles found in this... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1759 The first article is: "A Description of Havre de Grace" which takes over a full page and is accompanied by a nice foldout map showing part of the English Channel including the Isle of Wight off the coast of Southampton and also the coast of Normandy including Havre de Grace. There are two detailed insets, one showing the... See More
November 3, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 3, 1767
* Prince Edward Augustus born
* Edward, Duke of York death
An inside page announces: "Yesterday morning...her Majesty was taken in labour at Queen's Palace...and at half an hour past twelve her Majesty was safely delivered of a Prince, who are both as well as can be expected." This was Prince Edward Augustus, who would later be... See More
November 5, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 5, 1767 Page 2 has a report announcing the birth of a son to King George III, with: "This day about noon the Queen was happily delivered of a Prince...This great event was soon after made known by the firing of the Tower guns. Her majesty is, God be praised, as well as can be expected; and the young Prince is in perfect health." This was Prince E... See More
May 16, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 16, 1778
* re. Battle of Saratoga surrender
* General John Burgoyne
Page 2 includes: "Yesterday...General Burgoyne arrived in town from Rhode Island...The purpose of Gen. Burgoyne's message is said to be to solicit a ratification of the convention he concluded at Saratoga with Gen. Gates or if that cannot be done (because such a... See More
Item #610652THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1790
* Full page engraving of Bunker's Hill
Certainly the prime piece in this issue is the very nice full page engraved plate captioned: "View of Bunker's Hill" (see), which is accompanied by a brief article which includes: "...very accurate & pretty drawing of Bunker's Hill, within the encamp... See More
July 1, 1791
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, July, 1791 Under "Proceedings of the National Assembly in France" is the "Declaration of the King" which notes: "...I am desirous of complying with the wishes of the National Assembly & I shall never decline publishing the motives of my conduct. The motives for my journey were the outrages & the threats offered to my fam... See More
April 10, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, April 10, 1795 This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a nice & very detailed report headed: "The Royal Marriage" between Caroline Queen of Brunswick, and the future King George IV. T... See More
February 23, 1802
MERCURY AND NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Feb. 23, 1802.
* DeWitt Clinton
* DeWitt Clinton
A page 3 item says: "DeWitt Clinton, is appointed a member of the Senate...for the State of New York. A report states that the Chemical Society of Philadelphia has offered a medal for the best specimen of clay in the U.S. to be ...fit for the manufacture of potters ware....superior to...queens w... See More
September 25, 1821
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Sept. 25, 1821 Pg. 2 reports: "Death Of The Queen" and "Funeral of the Queen". "Tremendous Hurricane" on pg. 3 describes the worst tornado to ever occur in New England. Edge wear at the top, some foxing. Untrimmed.
July 4, 1837
THE TIMES, London, July 4, 1837
* King William IV death
All columns on all 8 page are black bordered for the death of King William IV of England, who died on June 20, 1837. It would be his niece who would take up the throne: Queen Victoria. Page 5 has: "His Late Majesty" with various reports on the funeral. Also: "The Queen".
Eight pages, nice condition. Great to h... See More
July 10, 1837
THE TIMES, London, July 10, 1837
* William IV of the United Kingdom
This venerable British newspaper has all columns on all pages black-bordered for the death & funeral of King William IV. Pages 4 & 5 have column heads including: "Funeral of His Late Majesty King William IV" "The Town of Windsor" and a wealth of additional subheads. Pg. 5 has a nice engravin... See More
July 26, 1856
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, July 26, 1856
This item is a double page centerfold print only. The print is of: "The Queen's Birthday--The 'James Watt' Man of War--Colours Flying and Manned at the Yards." A great issue for framing and displaying!
February 7, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 7, 1857 This is the volume one, number six issue as this famous title didn't begin publication until January, 1857.
Page 3 not only has a nice article on the new Flying Eagle penny, but it also includes an illustration of both the obverse and reverse of the new coin.
The complete text, headed "Not A Red Cent" takes half a column a... See More
February 28, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 28, 1857 Several illustrations from Australia's gold fields including scenes captioned: 'Going to the Diggings' 'Gold Fields on Mt. Alexander' and a view of 'Melbourne'. Also an illustration of 'James Boswell' but very few illustrations otherwise.
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additio... See More
March 14, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1857 A vol. 1 issue. Inside has 8 illustrations regarding 'Our 18th Inauguration Day', including an illustration of George Washington, Mount Vernon, & James Buchanan & John Adams. But the prime content here is the text of the Dred Scott decision given by Chief Justice Taney. Very significant.
Also featured is an article on A Nutmeg Pl... See More
March 28, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 28, 1857 The volume 1 #13 issue. The front page has some discussion on "The Dred Scott Case" with talk on the supposed decision (which was accurate), and some editorializing on it. No illustrations regarding the Dred Scott decision.
A few small illustrations on Nicaragua with a separate small article of coverage on General Walker's movement... See More
April 25, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 25, 1857 Most of the front page is taken up with an article: 'The Mormons'. Inside contains several illustrations of Chinese entitled "Some Celestial Paradoxes". Several illustrations on: "A Ranger's Life In Nicaragua" and two on carrier pigeons. This is a volume one issue, with smaller illustrations than found in later iss... See More
May 9, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 9, 1857 From its first year. An article entitled: "The Old Brick Church And Its Pastor" with two illustrations "Gardiner Spring, D.D." and "The Old Brick Church". Methods of punishment in China "Celestial Jurisprudence" which features several small illustrations. "The Opening of the Burdell Murder Trial".
A... See More
May 16, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1857 Four illustrations of: "Rivers and Cities of Nicaragua", including "Junction of the San Carlos and San Juan Rivers", a small illustration of: "Jersey Pearls from Tiffany & Co."; illustrations of "Charlotte Bronte", four back page cartoons, and more.
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and co... See More
July 18, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 18, 1857 The front page has a half page illustration of: 'Hebron', being an overview of the city with the accompany article 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands'. Also small front page illustration of: 'Pilgrims Bathing in the Jordan'.
Inside has 9 small prints regarding: 'The Siamese--The Franks of Asia'. A full page illustration ... See More
August 29, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1857 The front page has an illustration of: 'Broadway, Opposite the St. Nicholas at Four of the Afternoon' which is somewhat cartoonish. 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features illustration of 'Sidon' and 'Grave-Yard'. 'Our Watering-Place Correspondence' features several small illustrations. 'Dr. Livingstone... See More
September 26, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 26, 1857 This issue contains the first report of 'The "Central America", the great ship wreck: "...The catastrophe which we all deplore -- which in the midst of panic strikes a deeper thrill... we can only sympathize and bow in humility, confessing human weakness, and saying, 'Thy will be done!'"
The front page feature... See More
December 26, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 26, 1857 Nice front page illustration and article on: 'The Hon. Stephen A. Douglas'. A two page story entitled: 'The Wonders of Santa Claus' includes eight illustrations, four of which show Santa Claus. Very early illustration of Santa.
Also included is text coverage of" "The Mormon War". "American Homes in New York... See More
January 2, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1858 The front page features a full page print: "New Year's Visiting in New York". Two other nice full page prints inside: "The Birth of the New Year' and 'A Happy New Year!" and an article "The Life of American Students at Heidelberg" features several small illustrations.
Interesting article with two illust... See More
February 6, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 6, 1858 The front page shows: "Senator Brown of Mississippi" with accompanying text. Terrific full page illustration of: "The Capitol at Washington, With the New Extensions" and another great full page: "The New Hall of Representatives, with the Members in Session". "The Island of Labouan" features three il... See More
February 27, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 27, 1858 Nice front page illustration of: 'Hon. James Orr, of South Carolina, Speaker of the House'. 'Our Sleigh-Drive' includes 3 scenes. 'A Natural Castle in Pennsylvania' near the Delaware Water Gap. The American Horse-Tamer in England" also includes a 1/3 page illustration.
A full page illustration 'The Wedding of ... See More
March 27, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 27, 1858 The front page includes a nice illustration of: 'Hon. John Slidell, U.S. Senator from Louisiana'. "His Excellency Rear-Admiral Mohammed Pacha" also includes an illustration of him. Two full page illustrations of sailing ships "The Corvette 'Japanis,' Built for the Russian Government by W. H. Webb, of New York' a... See More
April 3, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 3, 1858 The front page Illustration: 'An Auction of Splendid Household Furniture' has an accompanying article entitled "How We Furnished Our House". "Pompey's Philosophy" features several illustrations. "Lord Derby, Prime Minister of England" also features a large illustration of him. Full page: 'Attack on Can... See More
May 29, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1858 The front page shows: 'Hon. William M Gwin, of California'. 'Travel notes in Bible Lands' features 'Plain and Ruins of Sardis'. 'The Great Bell Crevasse' just above New Orleans shows 3 scenes. Nice full page illustrations of 'Battle of the Waxhaws, May 29, 1780' and 'The Storming of Ft. George, May ... See More
July 31, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1858 The front page features a half page illustration of "The Lynching of William Barker at Lexington, Kentucky" with accompanying article. A half page illustration of "The Late General John A. Quitman" accompanies the article on him. Also, two half page illustrations of "The Erie Railroad Accident - The Cars Going Off th... See More
August 21, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1858 The front page features a full illustration of 'Cyrus W. Field, Esq' with an inside the issue article. An article "The Telegraph Enterprise - Morse and Hudson" also features a half page illustration 'Laying the Cable in Mid-Ocean' with five related illustrations. Two other nearly half page illustrations on the Atlantic ... See More
October 9, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 9, 1858 The front page features a print of: "The Steamship Austria, Burned at Sea September 13, 1858" with accompanying article plus two more full page scenes inside.
Two halfpg. prints are of British Columbia: "Fort Langley, Frazer's River" and "Fort Yale and the Gold Hunter's Camp, Frazer's River". ... 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
February 26, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, from New York, dated February 26, 1859. The frontpage features a halfpage illustration entitled "The Ball of the Season". Two illustration of 'The Murder of the Deaf and Dumb Boy in Utah' and 'The Consummation of the Murder'. An article "Mr. Aspinwall's Gallery" also has two nearly halfpage illustrations. Two pages with 6 illustrations o... See More
March 5, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, from New York, dated March 5, 1859. Half of the front page features an illustration of "Cornelius Vanderbilt, Esq.". An article "A New Race of Monkeys -- The Gorillas" includes four illustrations. A nearly fullpage "Opening of the British Parliament by Queen Victoria, 1859". Fullpage 'The Napier Ball At Williard' s Hotel, Washington ... See More
April 9, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 9, 1859 The front
page features a cameo of 'The Hon. Daniel E. Sickles' with a lengthy accompanying article entitled "Biographical Sketch of Hon. D. E. Sickles". Two illustrations of: 'The Wreck of the Dromahair' 'Destruction of St. Peter's College, Troy, N.Y., by a Landslide' 'Landing of the Neapolitan Exiles at... See More
June 25, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1859 The front page features a three-quarter page illustration 'Queen Victoria and Her Family at Osborne'. A full page: 'Collision Between the Steamship Edinburgh and an Iceberg, 180 miles from Newfoundland, on June 6, 1859'. 'The Battle of Montebello--Zouaves Charging through the Streets' plus other scenes regarding the battles in It... See More
September 3, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1859 Nice front page article and illustration: 'Interview Between Brigham Young and Hon. Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City'. Inside has two gambling-themed illustrations. A very nice full page Winslow Homer print: 'A Cadet Hop At West Point'. Half page illustration 'The New Orleans Charity Hospital' along with two smaller illustrations... See More
July 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 21, 1860 Front pg has two nice illustrations: "Mr. Chenery's Stables at Belmont, Massachusetts, Where the Cattle Disease--Pleuro-Pheumonia--First Appeared" and "Part of Mr. Chenery's Herd". Fullpg. with two great illustrations of: "Our American Trotting Horses". Nice & displayable dblpgctrfld: "Review of t... See More
September 15, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 15, 1860 Nice halfpg. illus. of: "Hon. Horace Greeley". Great dblpgctrfld: "The Drive in the Central Park, New York" by Winslow Homer shows a "young" Central Park with the trees very small. One-third pg: "General View of the City of London, Canada West". Half-page: "The Prince of Wales' Progress.--King ... See More
Supporting Lincoln and Hamlin in the 1860 Presidential race... William Walker, print and details of life and death...
October 13, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 13, 1860 The front page shows "His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at the Tomb of Washington". Inside shows: "The Late General Walker, the Filibuster". A 2nd report, "The End of Walker", provides additional details of his death. Yet another report, "Hondoras... The Capture of Walker", provides... See More
October 27, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, October 27, 1860 Fullpg: "Britain Americanized" includes a pool table. Two nice fullpg. prints: "The Prince of Wales at West Point". "Grand Ball to the Prince at the Academy of Music, Boston" plus much more.
Complete in 16 pages.
December 22, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Dec. 22, 1860 Nice full front page illus: 'The Seceding South Carolina Delegation' is by Winslow Homer. Fullpg: 'Christmas-Day Then & Now' and fullpg: 'Santa Claus' is a small print of him & larger on people shopping. This issue also contains a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.
Complete in 16 pages.... See More
February 9, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 9, 1861 The full front page is a print of: "The Seceding Alabama Delegation In Congress" showing nine men. Text on the men takes over half of page 2.
Other prints within include: "Captain J. G. Foster, Engineer Corps U.S.A., On Duty at Fort Sumter" "Arrival of the United States Steam Sloop 'Niagara' At Jeddo, Japan, with t... See More
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