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The authentic issues below are our most recent additions, with the newest listings appearing 1st. If you would prefer to arrange them by chronologically, you can do so by selecting and adjusting the "Show Additional Listing Options" directly below.
October 7, 1863
WEEKLY STANDARD, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 7, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg
* Robert E. Lee's official report
Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederate States. The front page has a terrific letter by the editor, William Holden, expressing his frustration with the destruction caused to his business by troops from Georgia on September 9. This letter takes nea... See More
June 25, 1864
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, June 25, 1864
* Siege of Petersburg, Virginia begins
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, the city to which all war reports would flow. The front page has "The War News" which begins: "From seven till ten o'clock yesterday morning a heavy cannonade was heard in the direction of Petersburg..." with more, including sub... See More
January 21, 1865
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, Jan. 21, 1865 A terrific issue with the front page dominated by a huge & very detailed map headed: "THE CAPTURE OF FORT FISHER - Scene of Admiral Porter's and General Terry's Brilliant Operations on Saturday and Sunday Last".
Plus the first column is mostly taken up with heads: "WILMINGTON" "FORT FISHER OURS" "It... See More
October 13, 1868
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 13, 1868
* General Ulysses S. Grant
* General Order No. 11 - Jews
The bottom of the front page, & carrying over to page 2, contains an extremely significant Judaica item headed: "Gen. Grant's Jew Order" "Letter of an Able Hebrew Lawyer in Support of the Republican Cause".
This relates to Ulysses S. Grant's General Order #11 from du... See More
September 8, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832 Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... See More
August 29, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 29, 1780 Page 2 has over a full column of Revolutionary War reporting, portions including: "...General Clinton was at New York but went occasionally to visit the army which was encamped at Phillipsburgh...Kuyphausen was returned from his expedition in the Jerseys after having had a few skirmishes with the advanced posts of Washington's army which ... See More
October 4, 1869
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 4, 1869
* New York Wall Street financial crisis
* Stock Market & gold Panic
* Post "Black Friday" (Sept. 24th)
With pages 1 & 2 filled with ads news coverage begins inside. Page 7 has column heads: "WASHINGTON" "The Administration and the Wall Street Panic" "Fisk Seeking the Presidential Confidence" "The... See More
August 17, 1776
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, August 17, 1776
* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text
* As reported from Great Britain
The front page contains a naval report from Philadelphia, carrying over to page 2, plus a report from General Howe noting: "…the rebels had more than 100 pieces of cannon for the defense of New York…it is no wonder he has not been more s... See More
June 16, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795 We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.
A fine issue of this ti... See More
March 21, 1899
THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, March 21, 1899
* First woman to die in electric chair...
* Martha Place - 1st report
The first two columns are consumed with reports on the very first electric chair execution of a woman in America. Column heads include: "MRS. PLACE EXECUTED" "First Woman to Die in Electric Chair in New York" "But Two Shocks Wer... See More
October 23, 1794
A lot of five American newspapers from the 1790's with 3 different titles: The Herald & Gazette for the Country; Columbian Centinel (2); and the Gazette of the United States (2). All five are in very nice, clean condition. Fine opportunity for nice 18th century newspapers as a reduced price.
February 10, 1752
HAERLEMSE COURANT, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1752. No month or day noted but this is issue #6 for the year of this weekly, so likely early-mid February. A single sheet jammed with news items, so much so that margins are used for text printed vertically on both sides (see).
Measures 8 1/2 by 13 1/3 inches, nice coat-of-arms in the masthead, totally in the Dutch language, minor foxing, good conditi... See More
September 7, 1725
THE WHITEHALL EVENING-POST, London, Sept. 7, 1725
* Rare 18th century title
* Convicts to America
This is the earliest issue of this title we have offered. The front page has a nice item: "Yesterday in the evening four young follows, order's for transportation, were brought from Reading jail to Newgate, in order to be sent with the next convicts to the American Plantations.&... See More
January 4, 1718
THE DAILY COURANT, London, Jan. 4, 1718
* Rare 18th century title
This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such having begun in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with half of the back page taken up with advertisements.
Complete as a single sheet newsp... See More
July 19, 1720
THE ST. JAMES'S EVENING POST, London, July 19, 1720 An uncommon title from such an early date. News reports from various corners of Europe including "London". Several advertisements, plus page 3 has a "Postscript" for recently-received news. The back page is entirely blank.
Four pages, 7 3/4 by 9 1/2 inches, a paper flaw in the back leaf effects no text, minor archiv... See More
May 14, 1715
THE POST-MAN, London, May 14, 1715 Quite similar in format to the 'Post-Boy' which we offer, but a much more scarce title. Two nice engravings in the masthead. The front page has various news items with datelines from Genoa, Brussels, Plymouth and the Hague & elsewhere, while the back page is taken up entirely with advertisements save for a report on stock prices.
Complete as a ... See More
January 30, 1735
THE FREE BRITON, London, Jan. 30, 1735 We rarely find issues of this title which lasted for less than six years. The entire issue is taken up with: "Continuation of the Lord Bacon's Defence of the Lord Burleigh".
Complete as a single sheet issue, very decorative first letter on the front page and a partial red ink tax stamp on the front page. Measures 7 1/2 by 13 inches, archi... See More
December 18, 1739
THE LONDON EVENING-POST, England, Dec. 18, 1739 An early issue of this rather famous British title. Various news items from Europe, mostly from the United Kingdom. A wealth of ads as well.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archivally rejoined at the spine, 10 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.
December 21, 1665
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 21, 1665 This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. This is the #11 issue.
Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 w... See More
March 29, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, March 29, 1666 Front page news from "Spain" includes: "The Queen of Spain in Acknowledgment of the good services and fidelity of the Servants and Family of the Late King....".
From "Venice" is a report stating, in part: "We have very great probability that our Fleet by this arrived at Candia, the Navy' having been ready long... See More
September 1, 1858
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 1, 1858 We find that reports on the now-famous Lincoln Douglas debates are very difficult to find in newspapers outside of Illinois, perhaps not surprising because it was a senate race in Illinois and Lincoln was, at this time, still a relatively unknown figure in American politics. However this issue is a rare exception, as page 6 contains a report headed: "L... See More
February 5, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853 The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another halfpg. shows: "Crossing The Ice, On The Hudson River, At Albany".
But the prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned: "Miner Of California Prospecting." (see... See More
May 10, 1856
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 10, 1856 The full ftpg. shows: "Uniform of the City Guard, New York". Prints inside include: "Funeral Procession of Capt. Wm. McArdle, N.Y." "Savings Bank New Building, Bleecker St., N.Y." "Arrival of Mr. Buchanan at the Everett House, New York" "Washington Hall, Bridgeport, Conn." "Crimean H... See More
May 22, 1868
THE ILLUSTRATED CHICAGO NEWS, Illinois, May 22, 1868 A quite rare title which lasted by just 8 issues. This is volume 1 number 5, formatted much like the more successful Harper's Weekly & obviously an attempt to create its look-alike for the Midwest. But it would fail.
The front page features a print: "The Republican National Convention in Chicago. Scene Outside the Opera House."... See More
Item #642258THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Nov., 1777 The first article is: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" taking over 4 pages & continued from a previous issue (see for portions). Further on is an interesting article: "Political Character of the Americans" which begins: "The people of America, with respect to their political characters,... See More
August 9, 1928
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 9, 1928
* 1st moving pictures sent through air
* Golden Age of Radio - movies
The front page has a one column heading: "FIRST RADIO MOVIE IS SENT TWO MILES" with subheads. (see) Text begins with: "For the first time in history, moving pictures were transmitted through the air today" Coverage continues inside with related photo. (see)
Other new... See More
Item #640773GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1754 Among the early reports on the French & Indian War, is a very rare mention of colonel George Washington when he was just 22 years old. The report is a continued one, headed: "Account of Our Affairs in America" and the text includes: "...On the other side the French have this season reaped a crop of corn from the lands on th... See More
December 1, 1776
London Magazine frontispiece engraving, plus the title page. See the photos for the full page engraving--the frontispiece for the London Magazine volume of 1776--which has text in the preface noting an American connection.
The last paragraph of the "Preface" includes: "In our last annual Preface we expressed our wishes for a speedy & constitutional reconciliation between Great ... See More
October 21, 1876
THE BLACK HILLS PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, October 21, 1876
* Very rare title
* Famous Old West town
* re. Wild Bill Hickok murder
The top of the front page under the heading "Wyoming Items" appears a note about the murder of Wild Bill Hickok: "Hon. J.J. Jenkins, U.S. Attorney for this Territory, will leave Cheyenne to-day for Yankton, Dakota, where he will p... See More
January 12, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 12, 1782 Page 2 has a post-surrender report noting: "...from ...Earl Cornwallis, make mention that it is not his intention to return to this country until he has effected the entire exchange of the unfortunate veterans who shared captivity with him at York Town....". Most of another page is taken up with a "Chronological Table of Facts... See More
Item #640456GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748
* Great ship illustration
Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War", with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor". The "Explanation" numerically id... See More
October 23, 1804
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York A lot of nine issues of this title all from 1804. Each with 8 pages, various news of the day from during Jefferson's administration, various foxing, some mild wear, generally good condition. All measures 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches.
April 10, 1804
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, April 10, 1804
* First Barbary War - Tripolitan
* Frigate USS Philadelphia
Inside has: "Pleasing Article" noting: "Captain Mentor...informs that all the officers of the United States frigate Philadelphia...had been liberated through the spirited interference of the French Consul...and that 15 or 20 of the crew ha... See More
January 21, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1826 The prime article is: "Re-assemblage of the Jews" which has a letter somewhat critical of the efforts of Morecai Manuel Noah to create a homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River. This is followed by some responses by Mr. Noah (see).
Also within: "Slave Labor" which is brief (see), and over half a page... See More
Item #640258THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1772
* Somersett's case
* Slaves - slavery
Certainly the most significant report in this issue is the court decision in the James Somersett court case, the slave purchased in Virginia then taken to England, escaped & eventually recaptured. This case ultimately determined that slavery was unsupported in England. This was a landmark sl... See More
August 19, 1746
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 19, 1746
* King George's War
* Jacobite Rebellion
Page 2 begins with: "On Tuesday...to empower the Right Hon. Lord Cornwallis, Constable of the Tower of London, to deliver up the bodies of the Earl of Kilmarnock and Lord Balmerino to the Sheriffs of London in order for their execution on Monday morning next...". They were two... See More
July 14, 1746
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 14, 1746 The ftpg. begins with a report from Fort Augustus noting: "A detachment of the garrison of Fort William...which his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland had sent...got intelligence of the Lord Lovat, & after three days search had the good fortune to find him in a hollow tree. He is now in custody here." He would ultimately... See More
June 25, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 25, 1767 Page 6 has at the top: "America" with reports from Charleston, Boston, Hartford & Bridgetown, Barbados, the former including: "...his Excellency the Governor gave his assent to...an act for granting...money to be paid for a general survey of this province...". Also from Charleston: "The introduction of the silk manufac... See More
April 30, 1767
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 30, 1767
* 18th century tennis
Inside has a very early report on the game of tennis, as such are difficult to find in 18th century newspapers. The report notes: "Yesterday the second grand match at tennis was played at the Tennis court, Whitehall, between Macon and Tomkyns, and finally ended; they were to play seven sets, three of which Macon won... See More
November 23, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 23, 1786
* Shays' Rebellion
Inside has some nice content on the Shays' Rebellion (see Wikipedia) under the heading of; "American News" including: "...a mob, consisting of near 1500 men, 500 of whom were under arms & headed by a Captain of Militia, assembled there with the treasonable intention of forcibly preventing the sit... See More
Item #640147THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1773 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map which accompanies the lengthy article: "Epitome of Lieut. Cooke's Voyage Round the World", showing most of North America, all of South America down to Cape Horn, and even portions of West Africa, Spain, France & England. Notice the shape of Florida &am... See More
March 1, 1900
TEMPERANCE TRIBUNE, Jefferson, Ohio, March 1, 1900
* Rare title
The masthead has a banner of the: "Non-Partisan National W.C.T.U." (Women's Christian Temperance Union) focused on the elimination of alcohol from society. This organization still exists today (see Wikipedia). This issue features a lengthy biography of Sarah "Annie" Turner Wittenmyer, its first national p... See More
February 11, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 11, 1789 A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in less than 3 months. Pages 1, 3 & 4 are mostly filled with ads, with news reports on page 2, most of the page taken up with the conclusion of an article: "An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Penns... See More
August 11, 1815
NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 11, 1815 Page 2 has a report from Paris: "We presume that the frigates which are to transport Napoleon Bonaparte to the United States of America are waiting at Rochefort..." and a bit more. It was though that was where he was destined, but the British sent him to the island of St. Helena.
Following this is some nice reflection on the Battle of Waterloo,... See More
May 14, 1825
NEW YORK OBSERVER, May 14 and June 18, 1825
* American Tract Society creation
A pair of notable issues. The May 14 issue of this religiously-themed newspaper has about half of page 2 taken up with the creation of the "American Tract Society", whose formal beginning was on May 11. Included is their "Constitution" and well as the: Laying The Corner Stone" which w... See More
December 4, 1824
NEW YORK OBSERVER, Dec. 4, 1824 Page 3 has lengthy text and two charts concerning the results of the: "Presidential Election" with considerably explanation on how the numbers were determined. The bottom-line is that J.Q. Adams is leading in the numbers. Indeed, he would win the election and be inaugurated in March, 1825.
Four pages, a bit of light foxing, good condition.
July 22, 1815
BOSTON PATRIOT, July 26, 1815
* Dartmoor Prison massacre
* American prisoners
The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with a very detailed article: "A Description of Dartmoor" , the infamous British prison which held American prisoners of war after the conclusion of the treaty of peace (see Wikipedia). One of the better reports we have seen & great to have on the... See More
August 8, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 8, 1815
* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium
* Napoleon I vs. Duke of Wellington
Page 2 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "French Official Account of the Battle of the 18th" being the historic Battle of Waterloo. Much detail. Also another report with some reference to Waterloo as well.
Four pages, various foxing, good condition.... See More
August 5, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, July 12, 1815
* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium
* Napoleon I vs. Duke of Wellington
Page 2 contains some good accounts of the historic Battle of Waterloo, where the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon Bonaparte. One report begins: "...have taken into consider consideration the signal & splendid victory gained by the Army under the command of the Duke of... See More
December 11, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Dec. 11, 1816
* President James Madison
* State of the Union Address
The ftpg. has 1 1/2 columns taken up with the: "President's Message" which carries over to take more than half of pg. 2, being the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type James Madison. One item mentions: "...The Indian tribes without our li... See More
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