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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.
January 12, 1786
THE EXCHANGE ADVERTISER, Boston, January 12, 1786
* Very rare 18th century American title
A particularly rare title, and the very first we have offered in our 42 years in the hobby. It lasted but 105 weekly issues, from Dec. 30, 1784 through Jan. 6, 1787. Brigham notes just five institutions as having this issue, which is #55.
Content is typical news & ads of the day. Four pages, ... See More
November 23, 1863
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 23, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg
* Dedication of the battlefield cemetery
Page 2 has a great and very lengthy account of the dedication of the national cemetery at Gettysburg which happened just 4 days previous. Headed: "Consecration Of The National Cemetery", the report provides all the details of the ceremonies. It includes: ... See More
December 29, 1869
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 29, 1869
* Rare 19th century Hawaiian issue
Nineteenth century newspapers from Hawaii are extremely uncommon and therefore very desirable among collectors. This issue was from when Hawaii was known as the Kingdom of Hawaii. We have offered several issues of this title previously but none in the 1860's or 1870's.
Page 2 has: "Japan... See More
October 16, 1895
NORMANDEN, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Oct. 16, 1895
* Rare Norwegian Dakotan title
An interesting newspaper totally in the Norwegian language, obviously subscribed to by immigrants to the Dakotas from Norway. Eight pages, inside pages have archival mends at the central fold, generally in good condition.
November 8, 1898
ALBUQUERQUE MORNING DEMOCRAT, New Mexico, Nov. 8, 1898
* Before joining the Union
Actually a territorial newspaper as New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. We've offered a number of titles from Albuquerque but this (and a few others) is the first of this title to come into our inventory.
Eight pages, minimal wear at the central fold, very nice condition.... See More
November 10, 1916
THE JACKSON PATRIOT, Michigan, Nov. 10, 1916
* Woodrow Wilson election
* Charles Evans Hughes
The banner headline announces: "WILSON IS RE-ELECTED" with a photos of him headed: "Why The President Smiles". Other related subheads on the election plus some reports relating to World War I which America had yet to enter.
Complete in 6 pages, light toning at central fol... See More
September 10, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 10, 1791
* 1st Census of the United States (results)
* 18th century original
Page 3 contains a rather small report under the heading: "The Number Of Souls" which reports the result of the first census ever taken in the United States, a result of the Act of Congress from 1790 which authorized it. A census has been conducted every ten years since t... See More
November 15, 1746
THE NEWCASTLE JOURNAL, England, Nov. 15, 1746 A great wealth of news from throughout Europe including the Jacobite Rebellion. As for the latter, pg. 2 includes: "...On Thursday, Henry Kerr, a colonel in the Rebel Army, & his Aid de Camp to Lord George Murray was found guilty...it appearing he was very active in the Rebellion; and at the Battle of Culloden, after the rebels were brok... See More
January 27, 1746
A four page news sheet rather than a typical newspaper. This rare item is headed: "JOURNAL Du Siege de la Ville de Bruxelles, par Les Armes de France." translating to: "Journal of the Siege of the City of Brussels, by the Arms of France."
The text begins with the date: January 27, 1746. As a bit of history, Belgium ad been under Spanish rules from 1585 until early in the 1700&... See More
July 29, 1774
NOUVELLES EXTDRAORDINAIRES DE DIVERS ENDROITS [Extraordinary News From Various Places], Leide, The Netherlands, July 29, 1774
* Rare 18th century title
Although in French it was not printed in France but rather at Leide (now Leiden), Holland by French refugee Etienne Luzac. It was a successful newspaper and boasted a sizable readership in America.
Complete in 8 pages which includes th... See More
July 2, 1803
WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, July 2, 1803
* Louisiana Purchase confirmation w/ France
Page 3 has a notable report which includes: "Mr. King informs us that Louisiana, including New Orleans, is absolutely ceded to the United States by France. What are the boundaries of the territory ceded and what the conditions of purchase, is not precisely known..." with some further detail (see... See More
November 27, 1802
CITY GAZETTE & DAILY ADVERTISER, Charleston, South Carolina, Nov. 27, 1802
* Very early & rare for SC
* Slave advertisements
Certainly a very early & uncommon issue from Charleston. Various news of the day with a great wealth of ads including 5 illustrated runaway or rewards ads for slaves, with details for each.
Handsome masthead, four pages, never-trimmed margins, 4 sma... See More
November 22, 1963
LOS ANGELES TIMES - EXTRA, Nov. 22, 1963
* JFK John F. Kennedy assassination
* Unusual headline - Early, same day report
A very intriguing newspaper not just because of the very large and bold presentation but for what I suspect was a hastily prepared headline reading: "ASSASSINATE KENNEDY", when I presume "KENNEDY ASSASSINATED" was the intended headline. Ove... See More
November 30, 1774
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 30, 1774 If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a... See More
June 17, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, June 17, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination trial
The last column of the ftpg. is taken up with text under the headings: "THE TRIAL OF THE ASSASSINS" "Remarkable Evidence as to a Newspaper" "Ben. Wood's News in a Curious Category" "Rebel Gold Supporting a Rebel Organ in New York" and more.
Eight pages, a bit irregular at th... See More
August 25, 1860
NEW YORK TIMES, August 25, 1860 The front page has: "The Slave-Trade" "Case of Achorn--Decision Rendered--The Captain and Mate Discharged." The report includes the text of the decision (see).
Eight pages, binding slits at the spine, minor printing flaw to the ftpg., otherwise good.
October 17, 1879
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 17, 1870
* Robert E. Lee death funeral
* Confederate General
Near the bottom of the ftpg. is: "The Late Gen. R. E. Lee" "The Funeral At Lexington--Impressive Ceremonies". The back page has: "Base-Ball" "The Great Champion Game at Chicago--Defeat Of the Red Stockings" with detailed text and the box score. Also: "Atlan... See More
July 25, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, July 25, 1865
* Georgia no longer a slave state
* Post civil war reconstruction era
The entire front page of features the coverage of "HARVARD" "Culmination of the Grand Commencement" concluding on the back page.
Page two reports "Restoration in Georgia - A Proclamation by Gov. Johnson - Important Speech at Macon - Slavery Utterly Extinguished... See More
June 24, 1815
NEW YORK EVENING POST, a trio of issues dated June 24, 27, 28, 1815. Each issue has much page 2 content on the military efforts of Napoleon Buonaparte from shortly after his escape from the island of Elba. A wealth of great reading of this fascinating era in European history.
Each complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
June 5, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 5, 1783
* General George Washington to retire ?
* American Revolutionary War ending
The ftpg. has some American news including: "...letters were received from Sir Guy Carleton at New York...left Philadelphia the 20th of April. She brings the assent of Congress to the Provisional Articles of Peace & some new instructions to the American comm... See More
February 15, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783
* End of Revolutionary War
* King George III proclamation
* The cessation of hostilities
Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King... See More
January 4, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1783
* End of the Revolutionary War
* American independence agreed
The back page has a notable update on the big news of the ear which was the signing of the treaty ending the Revolutionary War: "Extract of a Letter from Paris" notes: "Since my last, Preliminary Articles for a general peace are absolutely agreed on between the diff... See More
October 19, 1859
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, October 19, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia - early reporting
Page four, column five, begins the reporting of the insurrection at Harper's Ferry with the following headlines: "THE VIRGINIA INSURRECTION" "Quiet Restored" "Storming of the Armory" "The Battle of the Bridge&quo... See More
December 8, 1862
THE COUNTRYMAN, Turnwold, Putnam County, Georgia, Dec. 8, 1862
* Only known title to be published on a Southern Plantation
* From Joel Chandler Harris's own personal collection
* Non-J.C.H. issues are quite valuable in and of themselves
The entire ftpg. is taken up with a poem: "The Old Plantation!" Page 3 has an editorial: "War" and page 4 is taken up with a ... See More
May 15, 1874
NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874
* Californio bandido
* Los Angeles outlaw
The front page has a report of the capture of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez was a Mexican bandit who was active in California from as early as 1857 until his capture. The Vasquez Rocks, the steep, sloped rocks about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, were one of his many hideouts and received their name... See More
March 15, 1874
NEW YORK TIMES, March 15, 1874
* Victoria Woodhull
* Tennessee Celeste Claflin
* Acquitted in libel suit case
The top of page 3 has an historic report on libel suit against the famed Woodhull and Claflin, publisher of the women's rights newspaper of the same name. The heads: "THE WOODHULL LIBEL" "Acquittal Of The Defendants" "Scenes In Court--Rearrest and... See More
June 24, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1837
* Texas Revolution
* War of Independence
* Samuel Houston address
Inside has a great report headed: "Texas" which includes a lengthy: "Address To the Army of Texas" signed in type by: Sam. Houston. In the letter he congratulates the efforts & heroism of those who fought in the battles for Texas independence... See More
October 31, 1840
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, October 31, 1840
* Persecuted Mormons - refugees
* Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
* Amistad slave ship sold in auction
The bkpg. has: "Mormons - Latter Day Saints" which includes: "...sailed on Tuesday week with 19 cabin passengers and 200 in steerage. The whole of the steerage passengers belong to a sect called 'Later Day Saints&... See More
June 6, 1680
THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, June 6, 1679
* Newspaper from the 17th century
* Rare variant title
An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Popish Courant" with the same date.
Complete in 8 pages, 5 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More
January 29, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 29, 1820 The front page is black-bordered for the death of the 4th son of King George III. The ftpg. begins with: "Orders for the Court's going into mourning on the Sunday next...for His late Royal Highness the Duke of Kent & Strathern, fourth son of His Majesty...The Ladies to wear black bombazines...The gentlemen to wear black cloth..." w... See More
December 28, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 28, 1799
* President George Washington death
Newspapers reporting the death & funeral of George Washington--dated before the end of 1799--are among the more difficult, late-18th century reports to be found. This issue has related content on the front page with the top of the second column headed: "Washington Is No More ! " fol... See More
May 24, 1800
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 24, 1800
* Moses Gill death - funeral
* John Adams act - bankruptcy
Page 2 has the "Order Of Procession" for the funeral of Moses Gill, the Lieut.-Governor of Massachusetts who died just 4 days previous. Each page has wide, black mourning rules.
The ftpg. has the conclusion of an "Act to Establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy..." ... See More
April 5, 1882
THE EVENING TELEGRAPH, Philadelphia, April 5, 1882
* Outlaw Jesse James assassination
Page 4 has a great editorial concerning the recent (killed 2 days prior) death of Jesse James which includes: "It is somewhat of a shock to the moral sense...to ear the frank statement of the Governor of Missouri that the deliberate murder of the outlaw James was the result of an understanding be... See More
November 23, 1893
THE POND CREEK TRIBUNE, Oklahoma Territory, Nov. 23, 1893
* Very rare title
A very rare weekly title which lasted but 4 years from 1893 to 1896. Outside of our few holdings the Oklahoma Historical Society is the only institution which records having any issues of this title.
Four pages, typical news reports of the day with a wealth of ads. Archivally rejoined at the spine with some sp... See More
November 27, 1880
MOUNTAIN MAIL, Salida, Colorado, Nov. 27, 1880
* Very rare Old West title
Printed in the masthead is: "Colorado Produces Millions of Silver, and Silver Is King." A very rare title, as there are no institutions noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) which have any holdings of this title. The holdings of the only one listed (Kansas St. Hist. Soc.) were recently pu... See More
November 10, 1905
THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pa., Nov. 10, 1905
* Odessa pogrom - massacre
* Anti-Semitic - Jewish - Jews
The front page has over a full column reporting on the massacre of Jews in Russia, one of several pogroms against the Jews in the Russian empire (see hyperlink). Column heads include: "ST. BARTHOLOMEW MASSACRE OF JEWS" "Planned by 'Black Hundred' Of
St. Pete... See More
December 21, 1782
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Dec. 21, 1782
* Closing events - post Revolutionary War
Note the very ornate lettering in the masthead. The top of the front page has a "Proclamation" by the Philadelphia sheriff. Pages 2 & 3 contains a letter from South Carolina concerning: "...a minute detail of barbarities exercised in this state by his Britannic Majesty's fo... See More
August 12, 1929
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 12, 1929
* Babe Ruth's 500th home run
* New York Yankees - MLB baseball
* Best title to be had ? (rare as such)
The banner headline at the top of the spots page (13) announces: "Ruth Hits His 500th Major League Homer, but Yanks Lose; Giants and Robbins Win" plus one column subheads: "Yanks Beaten, 6-5; Ruth Hits His 500th" "Babe... See More
August 22, 1919
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 22, 1919
* Coca Cola goes public - very historic!
* Asa Candler
This issue has one of the more historic moments in the history of the Coca-Cola Company when Asa Chandler, the man who bought the original formula from founder John Pemberton and propelled the company to national prominence by the 1890's, sold the company to Ernest Woodruff and an investor g... See More
October 22, 1929
NEW YORK TIMES, October 22, 1929
* Stock market crash of 1929 begins
* Wall Street troubles
* Best title to be had ?
The stock market crash of 1929 did much to define America for the next decade, resulting in the Great Depression and all the trauma relating to it. It seemed common for many newspapers to put a positive spin on the on-going tragedy, so front page reports often conflict... See More
February 8, 1940
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1940
* Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio"
* Introduced to the World
Page 18 has the first review of the new animated movie from the Disney Studios, "Pinocchio". This was their second animated movie following on the heels of the wildly successful "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
The very favorable review begins: "If Wes... See More
February 23, 1950
NEW YORK TIMES, February 23, 1950
* The movie "Cinderella"
* Walt Disney animated cartoon
* Opening day movie review
Page 33 has a review of the new movie by the Disney Studios titled, "Cinderella", which has gone on to become one of the all-time classics in cinematic history.
The review is headed: "Walt Disney's Feature Length 'Cinderella' at th... See More
July 28, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 28, 1863
* Battle of Manassas Gap
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Late Southern News" "The Siege of Charleston" "Cannonade Kept Up on Both Sides" "Reports From Jackson, Miss" "Jeff. Davis Sets Another Day of Humiliation & Prayer" "The Engagement at Manassas Gap" "Reb... See More
June 16, 1995
LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 16, 1995
* O. J. Simpson murder case
* The 'Bloody Glove" fiasco
The top of the ftpg. has a color photo captioned: "O.J. Simpson, wearing protective latex gloves, tries on one of the leather gloves found after the murders." beneath which is a one column heading: "Prosecution's Bold Move May Backfire" with the article carrying ov... See More
February 11, 1693
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693
* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement
* Very early and rare 17th century title
The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see)
This is the only periodical we have ever ... See More
June 6, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 6, 1782
* Charleston, South Carolina
* American Revolutionary War
Page 6 has a full column headed: "America - From the South Carolina Gazette" which has various reports from the South, including an item from Charleston: "...fell in with a patrol of Lee's horse near that village. A bridge separate the two parties & some shot we... See More
January 28, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Jan. 28, 1789
* 18th century America
A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in just 3 months. Pages 1, 3 & 4 are filled with ads, with news reports on page 2.
Four pages, some foxing to the front leaf, nice condition.... See More
December 16, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848
* California gold rush
* Slave ship captured
Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849. Also at the bottom of the pg: "Slaver Captured" which reports on the ship Goodwin with 400 slaves on board (see).
... See More
July 1, 1713
THE EXAMINER, London, 1713 This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.
October 7, 1862
A lot of 47 damaged Civil War newspapers, most of which are the "Boston Daily Journal" although there are some other titles mixed in. An interesting & sizable lot all during the Civil War and all containing some Civil War content.
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