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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.
Item #637512HARPER'S WEEKLY Civil War lot of 5 issues which we consider "2nd rate". Not what we sell as damaged, but not good enough to be listed as "good" with minor problems and small disfigurements, yet more than half off the regular price. Great for research, classroom use, and still include many Civil War related prints - especially if you do not mind the minor condition pro... See More
October 29, 1812
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Oct. 29, 1812
* Battle of Queenston Heights
* War of 1812 - 1st major battle
* DeWitt Clinton winning election
Reports include: "Our Navy" "Hull's Campaign" in Canada; "On Peace, Liberty, and Independence"; war reports from Buffalo, Ordensburgh, Plattsburgh and Detroit; "Presidential Election&q... See More
December 10, 1941
EVENING PRESS, Island of Guernsey (in the English Channel), Dec. 10, 1941
* Rare German occupation title
* Bombing of Pearl Harbor
* World War II - WWII
A very curious issue, as Guernsey, an English-speaking island, was occupied by the Germans during WWII so all the news was pro-Nazi.
The bottom half of the front page has two column heads on the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "Heavy ... See More
August 6, 1873
LA PAZ (Peace), state of Guerrero, Mexico, Aug. 6, 1873 A Spanish language newspaper from this state in Southwestern Mexico, Noted in the masthead (in Spanish) is: "Official newspaper of the State of Guerrero".
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, 12 by 15 1/2 inches, very nice condition.
January 3, 1929
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 3, 1929
* Ironic heading re. Wall Street
* It certainly was a big year - just not what they were predicting
Near the bottom of the front page is a well-to-do heading that announces: "Stock Market Opens 1929 With Buying Rush: 5,413,610-Share Day Stirs Hope of Big Year" (see) Nice to have this contradictory report on the front page of the New York Times w... See More
May 23, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 23, 1863
* Battle of Fort Gibson - Mississippi
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports: "From Jackson" "From Mississippi--A Fight on Saturday--Burning of Big Black Bridge--Vicksburg Closely Besieged!" "Latest From the North" which includ... See More
April 17, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 17, 1863
* Jefferson Davis address to his people
The prime contents on the ftpg. is the lengthy: "Address To the People of the Confederate States" signed in type by: Jefferson Davis. Part of its preface is: "...invoke your attention to the present condition & future prospects of our country & to the duties which patriotism... See More
May 24, 1814
THE WAR, New York, May 24, 1814
* Printed exclusively to report on the War of 1812
The front page has various "Documents" including item signed in type by John Armstrong, James Wilkinson, and Isaac Chauncey, all relating to the war. They carry over to take most of pg. 2 as well. Other content within includes; "Eighth Naval Victory" beginning: "I have the honor ... See More
December 28, 1929
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 28, 1929
* Roald Amundsen cairn found - Norwegian explorer
* Richard E. Byrd expedition - Mount Betty - Antarctica
* Early polar exploration era original
The front page has a two column headline: "AMUNDSEN CAIRN IS FOUND BY BYRD MEN ON MT. BETTY WITH NOTE OF 18 YEARS AGO" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues inside.
Other news, sports and adve... See More
March 15, 1862
EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, March 15, 1862
* Historic Monitor vs. Merrimac naval battle
* Battle of Hampton Roads
Page 2 has: "Great Naval Battle at Fortress Monroe" which is a detailed account of the famous naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac taking 1 1/2 columns. The report closes with: "One of the crew of the Monitor was asked how the boys felt d... See More
April 18, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, April 18, 1768
* Rare Colonial Boston
* Pre Revolutionary War
* Native Americans - Indians
Inside has a column headed: "America" with reports from Charleston providing news from the Southern part of the colonies, and that: "...Brig. General Haldimand had withdrawn the garrison of Tombrige-Fort & intended to establish another more advantageous ... See More
February 18, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
* Benjamin Franklin & William Howe
This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead... See More
July 23, 1685
THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, England, July 23, 1685
* James II of England
* Rye House Plot
The prominent feature of this single-sheet issue is the front page report and letter from the inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island, expressing their loyalty to the new king (King James II) upon his ascension to the throne after the death of his brother, King Charles II. Included also is a si... See More
December 21, 1892
THE DAILY TIMES, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dec. 21, 1892
* Before joining the Union
Nineteenth century newspapers from New Mexico Territory (became a state in 1912) rank among the more difficult to find from the Western states. Here is an issue from the famous city published 20 years before statehood. The content is a combination of local & national news of the day plus a wealth of ... See More
April 13, 1776
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 13, 1776
* American Independence sought
* Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
* Great year to have (1776)
* Revolutionary War
This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
The top of the front page has an ad for th... See More
September 13, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 13, 1862
* Large front page civil war map
* Maryland & Virginia
* Frederick MD & more
The front page is dominated by a huge Civil War map--taking two-thirds of the page--headed: "MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR IN MARYLAND". There are some ftpg. column heads: "The Invasion Of Maryland' "Evacuation of Frederick by the Rebels" "O... See More
July 16, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, July 16, 1862
* Rare full front page map
* Seven Days Battles
* George. B. McClellan
The entire front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map headed: "THE CENTRE OF THE REBELLION, The Seat Of War Around Richmond---Scene of the Seven Days Battles---McClellan's New Base of Operations". Some of the cities shown in this map include Mechanicsville, Summit... See More
July 15, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 15, 1769
* British troops in Boston
* Americans bothered
Page 6 has a report from Philadelphia concerning an Act, followed by a lengthy report from Massachusetts Assembly complaining of actions by England, including: "...that an armament by sea & land investing this metropolis [Boston], and a military guard with cannon pointed at the very door of th... See More
June 16, 1922
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 16, 1922
* Arverne, Queens, New York City fire (1st report)
This 36 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "400 BUILDINGS BURNED AT ARVERNE; 10,000 MADE HOMELESS, 60 INJURED; LOSS $4,000,000 IN HALF SQUARE MILE" with subheads (see images). Reporting continues on page 2 with related photos. Loads of text here, too much to photograph.
... See More
August 15, 1923
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1923
* Kemmerer, Wyoming coal mine disaster
This 32 page newspaper has one column headlines that include:
"BLAST ENTOMBS 138 IN WYOMING MINE; ONLY 37 SAVED" "Rescue Crews Find 70 Lifeless Bodies as They Hunt for Trapped Miners" "Red Cross Rushes Aid" and more (see photos).
Other news of the day throughout including ... See More
Item #562418THE LONDON CHRONICLE. A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary War tensions. Each 8 pages & in nice condition.
Item #559420An interesting lot of five newspapers, all different titles, from Great Britain. You receive at least one from each decade covering 1760's thru the 1790's, and all are in nice condition. Certainly a one-of-a-kind grouping. The photos are representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.
January 21, 2009
Here are a pair of the USA TODAY newspapers on the election and inauguration of Barrack Obama. A great set to have!
The first issue is dated November 5, 2008 and reports the election of Obama with headlines and photos throughout this complete 48 page issue.
The second is dated January 21, 2009 which covers his inauguration with headlines and photos throughout as well. This issue has 52... See More
Item #219445WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of ten different titles dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition---not a damaged lot and no pulpish newspapers. A popular way to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for under $2.... See More
Item #180035A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, maps, etc. A few defects at the margins, some of the fold lines of multi-panel plates may be archivally mended from the reverse, but otherwise nice condition.
THE CIVIL WAR--a lot (10 issues) of the very best of all titles. Here is a group of ten issues of the famous New York Times and/or NY Tribune and/or NY Herald, much like those listed throughout our website, in good shape and all with front page war news. These New York titles were well-known for their detailed Civil War reporting. An excellent way to obtain an intimate view of this critic... See More
December 5, 1903
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 5, 1903
April 26, 1902
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 26, 1902 Frontpage illustration "The Right of Way" by Mears; fullpage photos The President at the Charleston Exposition; fullpage photos The Coronation of the King of Spain; fullpage illustration "The New Home of the Stock Exchange" by Meeker; A Girl's Adventures in Cloudland with photos; The Drama of the Circus with photos; Openin... See More
October 9, 1909
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 9, 1909 Almost the entire front page is taken up with the famous photo captioned: "A New Kind Of Gull In New York Harbor--Wilbur Wright...made a most spectacular flight on Sept. 29th when he circled the Statue of Liberty...without mishap..." . A great & very displayable issue on early aviation. Additional prints include: "The History ... See More
October 2, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 2, 1897 The full front page is by F. Remington: "A Wounded Bull Elk", plus a fullpg. with 7 photos: "On the Way to the Klondike Gold Fields". Nearly halfpg. A.B. Frost print: "A Snap Shot at Woodcock" is a hunting scene. Plus three more hunting scenes by Frost also, including: "Shoot! Shoot, Man! Why Don't You Shoo... See More
October 30, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886 A full page has 5 prints of: "Puffin-Catching Off the Irish Coast"; small print of Commodore Gherardi, U.S.N."; halfpg: "The Slater Memorial Building at Norwich, Connecticut"; one-quarter page cartoonish print: "Baseball at Crowtown".
The doublepage centerfold is a very nice print: "Felling the Redwood T... See More
March 11, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1882 Perhaps the most interesting item in this issue is just a small, inconspicuous item on page 3 under the "Personal" column reading: "Sojourner Truth writers to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, in reference to recent published paragraphs of her having a fine home, and her having made a will, etc. She says she has made no will, owns no... See More
July 13, 1878
Harper's WEEKLY, from New York, July 13, 1878 Interesting full frontpage illustration of: "The New Flying Machine" shows a man piloting this combination balloon/propeller devise. Nice halfpage "Inaugurating the Glorious Fourth" shows boys playing with fireworks. A quarter-page illustration is of "Dr. W. F. Carver, the Celebrated Marksman". Nice fullpage "The ... See More
March 29, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 29, 1873 Full ftpg. political cartoon by Nast: "The Game of Fox and Geese; or Legal Trial of the Period". Fullpage "Mardi Gras in New Orleans--Grand Tableau of the 'Mistick Krewe' " with accompanying article. Nice Thomas Nast doublepage centerfold: "The Meeting of Nast and Watterson in Central Jersey". Two prints re: ... See More
June 6, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, June 6, 1868 The front page features a fullpage Thomas Nast illustration which shows Grant being decorated by Lady Liberty entitled "Chicago, May 21, 1868". Inside the issue includes two illustrations showing Grant, one at Army Head-quarters and one as the candidate for the Presidency. A fullpage 'The Republican Convention in Session - View... See More
June 22, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 22, 1867 Ftpg. shows: 'Portrait of Queen Victoria in a very ornate frame. Fullpg: 'Constitutional Convention at Albany'. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'The Life of a Convict at Sing Sing Prison, New York' shows 16 scenes. Nice quarterpg. illus: 'Significant Election Scene at Washington' shows blacks voting, with text mentioning: '...the... See More
May 4, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 4, 1867
Halfpg: 'Scene in a Sugar Rush, Otsego Co., N.Y.'. Fullpg. with 3 illus. & text re: Alaska: 'Our Russian Possession' showing 'Mt. Saint Elias, Russian America' & 'New Archangel, the Principal Town of Russian America' . Three prints of Black soldiers: 'The Contraband' 'The Recruit' & 'The V... See More
August 25, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, Aug. 25, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "The Riot in New Orleans-Murder of the Rev. Mr. Horton in the Vestibule of the Mechanics' Institute." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Samuel F.B. Morse, LL.D. 1/6 pg. illus. of "Queen Emma of Hawaii." Five large illus. pertaining to the "Riot in New Orleans" including "...The Freedmen's Proc... See More
September 2, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 2, 1865 The front page shows: "Collision on the Housatonic Railroad near Bridgeport, Connecticut" and: "Housatonic Railroad Slaughter--House to Which the Wounded Were Conveyed".
Inside has an interesting full page: "Wall Street & Broadway--Ways of Getting & Spending Money" showing many vignettes. Also within is a lar... See More
May 6, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1865 This issue remains one of the most desired of the Civil War era, if not the 19th century, as much of it deals with the assassination and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.
The entire front page is a print captioned: "President Lincoln At Home" showing him reading a book to his son. This very image was made into a postage stamp by the U... See More
July 23, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 23, 1864 The entire front page is a print of: "The Sinking of the 'Alabama' Off Cherbourg". Other prints within include: "View on the Appomattox, Below Port Walthall" "Jones's Neck, From General Foster's Head-Quarters, Near Malvern Hill, on the James" "Divine Service at General Baldy Smith's Headquarte... See More
October 17, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 17, 1863 The full front page shows: "Reception of the Common Council Committee by Admiral Lisovski on Board the Flag-Ship 'Alexander Nevski'". Inside has a full page: "The Grand Procession of Our Russian Visitors Through Broadway, Under Escort of the Militia and Police". Other prints include: "The Anglo-Rebel Pirates--St... See More
September 28, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 28, 1861 The full front page is a scene of the: "Gallant Exploit of Captain Strong of the Second Wisconsin Volunteers". The many prints inside include a very small: "Plan of the Harbor of Beaufort, North Carolina" and much larger prints of: "The Rebel General Albert S. Johnston, Commanding on the Mississippi" "Terrib... See More
May 14, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 14, 1859 Illustrations include: 'Plan of the Fortification of Vera Cruz', 'Struggle with a Buck' and 'Panther Hunting in Africa' and a great full page view of: 'The Flood in the Mississippi' plus another full page on the 'Fireworks at the Brooklyn City Hall'. This issue also contains a serialized portion of &quo... See More
Item #153059THE FRIEND, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1828. A small-size Quaker newspaper subtitled: "A Religious and Literary Journal" which pretty much describes its contents. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures approximately 11x 9 inches and containing 8 pages.
Item #151887THE LIBERATOR, Boston, MA 1861-65 (with minor water-staining or other minor imperfections which make them somewhat 2nd-rate)
* Ornate masthead
* Anti-Slavery Title
* edited by William Lloyd Garrison
See the photo below for the terrific masthead of this famous anti-slavery title. The ornate woodcut in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds ... See More
Item #120198THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate) A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today.
This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More
Item #120028THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, 1684. This is a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still publishing today. This is a very early issue from just 19 years after it began publication. Single sheet, printed on both sides, very nice condition.
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