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March 6, 1700
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 6, 1700
* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had
* Turn of the 18th century
This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complet... See More
November 26, 1677
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 26, 1677
* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had
This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/... See More
August 8, 1974
EVENING TRIBUNE, EXTRA, San Diego, August 8, 1974
* President Richard Nixon
* Great headline for display
The front page has a terrific headline above the masthead: "NIXON QUITS" with "Cites losses in Congress, goes without 'bitterness" and two color photos. (see) Great for display. Much more on the following pages.
Complete 1st section only with all 18 pages, ... See More
July 20, 1995
LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 20, 1995
* William Lester Suff conviction
* Riverside Prostitute serial killer
* Lake Elsinore - California
The front page has a one column heading: "Riverside Man Convicted in Serial Slayings" with subhead. (see) Coverage continues on page 22 with related photo. (see) Nice to have in this Los Angeles publication.
Complete 1st section only with all 22 pa... See More
January 25, 1989
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Jan. 25, 1989
* Ted Bundy - American serial killer
* Women - young girls rapist - murderer
* Florida State Prison electric chair execution
The front page has a two column heading: "Bundy Is Electrocuted as Crowd of 500 Cheers" with photo of Bundy. (see) Lengthy text continues on page 12 with another related photo.
Complete with all 92 pages, great condition.... See More
January 16, 1978
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Jan. 16, 1978
* Ted Bundy - American serial killer
* Women - young girls rapist - murderer
* Florida State University sorority house attack
The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "2 Florida Coeds Strangled in Bed, 3 Others Beaten" with related photo. (see) Of course it was not known at the of this report that the killer was Ted Bundy. I suspect this issue ... See More
December 8, 1866
THE WEEKLY IBERVILLE SOUTH, Plaquemine, Louisiana, Dec. 8, 1866 Uncommon newspaper from this town just south of Baton Rouge and from shortly after the end of the Civil War. "Union List of Newspapers" notes just 4 institutions having any holdings of this title, and none have issues of this early date.
This is a bi-lingual newspaper, as the front leaf is entirely in English, and the... See More
Item #670952THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787
* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States
This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More
June 16, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, June 16, 1865
* 1st Hebrew free school in NYC
* Post Civil War reconstruction
The front page has a great amount of content on the Reconstruction process in the South including: "Reconstruction Gossip at the National Capital" "The People of the South Converted by the Sword to the Northern Version of the Constitution" "They Accept the Over... See More
October 6, 1860
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Oct. 6, 1860 This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election--the very day of this issue. The ftpg. also has a bit stating the newspaper: "...its earnest... See More
November 11, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1852 This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book form, and it is common consens... See More
February 19, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, February 19, 1862
* Battle of Fort Donelson victory
* Cumberland River - Tennessee
Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "The Great Victory", "Additional Particulars of the Capture of Fort Donelson", "Graphic Description of the Sanguinary Fight", and more.
Complete in eight pages. foxing more so near the margins, bit of s... See More
March 6, 1875
ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Arizona Territory, March 6, 1875 Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last.
A nice assortment of news articles including: "Removal of the Chiricahuas" "Local; Mining Affairs" "Arizona Railway System" "Rich Ores in Pima County" "Another Mining Expedition" and mo... See More
May 18, 1789
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Aug. 2, 1788 Page 3 has a small bit: "Humphries has replied to Mendoza's acceptance of his challenge with seeming satisfaction, and declares he will, by a private letter, appoint a meeting for the purpose of settling particulars."
Daniel Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a wea... See More
November 2, 1878
THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California, Nov. 9, 1878 Downieville is a very small town at 3,000 ft. elevation in Northwestern California. It was founded in late 1849 during the Calif. Gold Rush, first known as "The Forks" for its location at the confluence of the Downie River and the North Fork of the Yuba River. It was soon renamed after Major William Downie, the tow... See More
September 10, 1976
PEOPLE'S DAILY, Peking (Beijing), China, Sept., 10, 1976 This is likely the most notable issue reporting the death of Chairman Mao Tse Tung (Zedong) of the People's Republic of China who died Sept. 9. The full front page is taken up with his black-bordered photo headed (in translation): "Eternal Glory To The Great Leader And Great Teacher Chairman Mao Testung!" Within the b... See More
Item #670804YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, December, 1895 An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.
Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.
April 27, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 27, 1865 A wealth of fine column heads on both the end of the Civil War and Lincoln's funeral, etc., including the front page: "SHERMAN" "The Conference With Johnston" "General Sherman Aware of the Assassination of Mr. Lincoln Before the Conclusion of the Conference" "Johnston Originally Proposed to Surrender on the Terms Allowed ... See More
March 5, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, March 5, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Southern News" "General Sherman's Invasion of Mississippi" "High Prices of Food" "The War In Virginia - From Gen. Lee's Army" "Slavery and the Negro - Negro Equality Before the Law".
Included is the "Supplement" issue s well with its own masth... See More
December 9, 1679
DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Dec. 9, 1679 A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.
Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to America to continue his printing trade.... See More
August 12, 1813
THE YANKEE, Boston, Aug. 12, 1814 Page 2 has much on the War of 1812 including articles headed: "War Movements in the Chesapeake" "Creek Indian War" "War In the Potomac" "Launch of The Java" "The Enemy Coming!" "The Enemy at Stonington" "Creek Indian War" "Launch of the Java" "Com. Chauncey--Sailed" The... See More
September 7, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 7, 1878 A feature of this issue is: "Bartholdi's Colossal Statue of Liberty" which shows the head on display in Paris. Included is a related article noting the final size would be 105 feet high plus an 82 feet pedestal. The bust itself was 29 1/2 feet high and 13+ feet in diameter. It would be formally dedicated in 1886.
Complete in 16 page... See More
May 19, 1836
NEW YORK TIMES, May 19, 1836 Page 2 has: "Renewal of Indian Hostilities" being a report from Tallahassee, Florida, concerning General Scott and Col. Gamble's situation with the Indians. A few bits note: "...and if there should be a large force of Indians, the whole will be butchered...I can spare no more time, as I must prepare to meet the savage foe." with other... See More
March 10, 1815
THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, March 10, 1815 Page 2 has a fine & very detailed account of the naval encounter between the U.S. frigate President and the British ship Endymion, the latter capturing the American frigate. The battle took place several weeks after the Treaty of Ghent, but there is no evidence that the combatants were aware that the war had officially ended.
The report ... See More
March 19, 1825
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1825 The prime content in this issue is the page 2 report from "Maryland" noting three acts which have passed the legislature, the first & most significant being the Jew Bill, which for many years had been attempted before finally being approved in 1825. The text of the bill includes: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryl... See More
March 18, 1930
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, March 18, 1930 Near the top of the front page are column heads: "CAPONE FREED FROM JAIL HAS DISAPPEARED" "Not Seen Since He Left Prison by Back Door" "Cline With Him" "A Brown Auto Took Them Into The Unknown".
Complete in 14 pages, nice condition.
October 2, 1967
THE BOSTON GLOBE, October 2, 1967 The front page has a very nice banner headline in red lettering that announces: "RED SOX Take Pennant As Historic Season Ends" with subheads and two related photos. Nice for display and great to have in a Boston paper. Rare as such.
Complete first section only with all 16 pages, very minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More
May 13, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1876 Page 2 has an inconspicuous yet quite historic report which essentially reports on the beginning of the Impressionist movement in the art world in France. Those artists now known as the "Impressionists" were ostracized by the established art world who would not allow their work to be shown at the prestigious Salon exhibition in Paris. They decid... See More
April 5, 1890
MOHAVE COUNTY MINER, Kingman, Arizona, April 5, 1890 A very rare and early newspaper from the Arizona Territory, 22 years before it would become a state. Various news of the day with a great deal of fascinating, brief tidbits which provide a glimpse of life in the Old West during the 1890's A wealth of ads as well, some of which are illustrated. The back pg. includes the cattle brands of... See More
November 28, 1864
THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 28, 1864 Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War.
The front page has reports headed: "Legislative Proceedings" "City & State N... See More
June 4, 1804
(5) Five very early 19th century American newspapers: National Intelligencer, Dec. 28, 1808; United States' Gazette, July 27, 1809; Boston Gazette, June 4, 1804; New England Palladium, Sept. 7, 1802; and Boston Gazette, June 4, 1804. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers... See More
October 26, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 29, 1758, Oct. 26, 1765, Jan. 8, 1767, Oct. 14, 1769, & Jan. 4, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about... See More
November 26, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 26, 1859 Page 7 has nearly 3 1/2 columns taken up with very detailed reports under the heading: "John Brown's Invasion", containing a wealth of reporting. The subheads include: "Cook's Confession" "The Virginia Fright" and: "The Pardon Of Cook". Included are several letters signed in type by John Brown and John E. Cooke a... See More
February 16, 1641
GAZETTE, Paris, France, Feb. 16, 1641 This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by nearly 15 years. This was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. The title has the first letter embellished, as well as the first le... See More
April 10, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 10, 1777 The front page includes an ad for the sale of "...an indented Negro Man who has eighteen months to serve...".
Page 2 has a report with several items, including mention that: "...John Fothergill of London (of the Society of Friends) a gentleman not more distinguished for his skill in his profession that for his attach... See More
March 1, 1905
THE MYSTIC WORKER, Plano, Illinois, June, 1905 An interesting little paper which describes itself as: "...a social, fraternal and beneficial society, governed by a Supreme Lodge, having subordinate lodges in states & provinces near each other & of equal healthfulness...".
Eight pages, 11 by 15 12 inches, 3 small binding slits at the blank spine margin, nice condition... See More
November 16, 1867
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Nov. 16, 1867 The prime content concerns the Medicine Lodge Treaty, taking all of page 5 and includes 4 prints, the largest captioned: "Council of the Arapahoe & Comanche Indians on Medicine Lodge Creek, Arkansas...". The others show: "Comanche Indians on the Way to the Great Council on Medicine Lodge Creek", "T... See More
November 12, 1862
DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 12, 1862 Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.
Among the articles are: "War to the Knife and the Knife to the Hilt!" "Lt. General Pemberton" "Nashville, Tennessee" "Plans & Purposes of the Enemy--The Crisis in Mississippi" "Brilliant Affair at Hay Mark... See More
September 5, 1861
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 5, 1861 Over a full column on the front page is taken up with: "The Election For President and Vice President - List of Commissioners" being a very lengthy list of the men assigned to administer the election in the various locations. Also on the front page: "What Texas Has Done the Past Year" "The Atlantic Sea-Coast".
Pa... See More
August 12, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1862 Not just a newspaper from the Confederate, but from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page has: "Important From the North--Call For 600,000 More Men--A Draft to Be Immediately made" "From Culpeper" "From The South Side" "Changing His Base" with the bulk of the front page taken up with a le... See More
February 14, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 14, 1863 Perhaps the most interesting item is the front page article: "Butler's Rule In New Orleans", "Full Exposure of Butler's Rule--Unparalleled Villainy--How the People Were Fleeced--Reply Of The Citizens to General Butler's Farewell Address To Them--How Banks Is Acting" with the text taking close to three colu... See More
May 30, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, May 30, 1862 Not just a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy, through which all important war information flowed.
The front page includes: "The Lines About Richmond" 'The Potomac Crossed" "The Suffering Wounded" "Military Display on the Square" "Cheering Indications&qu... See More
November 29, 1851
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1851 The front page has a great & very early: "View Of San Francisco From the Foot of Telegraph Hill" with a related article on the city which: "...has now a population of about 40,000, with over 100 miles of streets laid out...".
Additionally the back page has a great: "View Of Sacramento City, From the River" ... See More
March 22, 1884
TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 22, 1884 During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.
Page 3 has an article concerning Charles Delescluze, a French revolutionary leader, journalist, and military commander of the Paris Commune. It is signed in type by: Eleanor Marx. Sh... See More
October 16, 1881
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881 Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture. This issue was printed just ten days pr... See More
July 18, 1941
MINNEAPOLIS MORNING TRIBUNE, a pair of issues for July 17 and 18, 1941 The sports page of July 17 has a report headed: "56 - DiMag Makes It 56". The sports page of July 18 has: "DI MAG STREAK BROKEN AT 56".
Both issues are complete and in nice condition with small binding holes at the blank spine.
March 17, 1791
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 17, 1791 Beginning on the ftpg. & take part of page 2 is the continued: "Report of the Secretary of State on the Subject of the Cod & Whale Fisheries" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.
Page 3 has another letter signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, plus a letter from Washington, Pennsylvania, mentioning: "...o... See More
June 15, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 14, 1803 The back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."
Parson Weems was an author who wrote the first bio... See More
February 24, 1942
LOS ANGELES HERALD EXPRESS, California, Feb. 24, 1942 The bold headline proclaims: "HUNT JAP U-BOAT IN RAID ON SOUTHLAND" with a smaller banner: "2 U.S. Ships Wrecked; 189 Die". One of the subhead notes: "Sub Shells Oil Field Near Santa Barbara" with other related subheads.
This brief yet very historic shelling only caused minor damage to the oil field—a ... See More
April 17, 1918
THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 17, 1918 The World War I banner headline announces: "GERMANS DRIVE FORWARD IN FLANDERS" with subheads: "Three Important Strategic Towns Taken From British Following Bitter Struggles" and more.
Complete in 12 pages, good condition.
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