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December 19, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 19, 1864 Over half of the first column on page 1 is taken up with some great and larger-than-normal heads on Yankee successes in the South, including: "VICTORY ! " "Sherman at Savannah--Thomas in Tennessee" "Great News From Both Armies" "The First Official Dispatch from Gen. Sherman" "His Short Record of the Great Campaign&quo... See More
March 18, 1864
NEW-YORK TIMES, March 18, 1864 The top of the front page reports the appointment of Ulysses S. Grant to the command of the armies of the United States, including the general order issued by the President appointing Grant to the command of the armies, signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. Hereafter is a message from Grant that begins: "I assume command of the armies of the United States...... See More
September 30, 1848
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 1848 Page 2 has a nice report headed: "The Gold Region" with bits including: "...accounts heretofore received of he existence of gold on the borders of various rivers in California and the made excitement that prevails in all that region to share in the spoils...sailors, printers, travellers, all classes, hurrying to the branches ... See More
August 27, 1875
CHEYENNE DAILY LEADER, Wyoming (Territory), Aug. 27, 1875 A very elusive title from 15 years before Wyoming statehood. The Leader was the very first newspaper published in the territory, having begun in September, 1867.
Typical news & ads of the day with page 3 beginning: "Cheyenne As An Outfitting Point!". Many of the ads are illustrated.
Four pages, in great condition.... See More
August 31, 1861
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, August 31, 1861 Inside has: "The Surrey Eleven" with a full page portrait of the cricket team.
Another full-page print has: "The Civil War In America: Engagement Between The 71st New York And An Alabama Regiment At The Battle Of Bull Run".
Other prints include: "Regatta at Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia" "General View of Syd... See More
March 27, 1847
SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, March 27, 1847 We've never had a single newspaper with more reports from the Mexican War than this one. Beginning on the front page is: "Letters from the Army in Mexico" which carries over to take not just all of page 2, but all of pages 3, 4 and a portion of page 5 as well.
A terrific issue with some great eye-witness accounts of events in the M... See More
January 21, 1775
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 21, 1775 The front page has some reports concerning a meeting of the American Congress in Philadelphia. Page 2 has: "Union of Parties in Defence of American Liberties" and page 3 has some news concerning trade in the West Indies, and a paragraph beginning: "We are just now very busy in erecting batteries, preparing f... See More
October 8, 1908
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, Oct. 8, 1908 The front page banner headline announces: "CHICAGO WINS COVETED PENNANT" with subheads including: "Takes Today's Game from New York Giants--Score 4 to 2" "Immense Throng Out To Watch The Greatest Game" and: "Mathewson and Brown the Opposing Pitchers" with more, and a photo of Roger Bresnahan.... See More
September 16, 1909
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, a collection of 14 consecutive issues from September 1 thru 16, 1909 (no Sunday issues).
The discovery of the North Pole has been a question of debate: did Cook or Peary get their first? A Smithsonian magazine article discusses the controversy. It was widely accepted that Peary reached the pole first, but in 1988 a re-examination of his records co... See More
February 16, 1876
THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 16, 1876 About three-quarters of a front page column is headed: "Woman Suffrage" which includes mentions of some of the more notable names in the woman's rights movement including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Ms. Ellen C. Sargent, etc.
Four pages, very nice condition.
September 20, 1888
THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Sept. 20, 1888 The front page has a brief & inconspicuous item on Jack the Ripper: "A German named Ludwig has been arrested in London on suspicion of being the perpetrator of the recent Whitechapel murders, where the four women were found dead and mutilated at separate times."
Eight pages, a small repaired piece on the back leaf, ftpg. news age... See More
December 9, 1889
SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Dec. 9, 1889 Page 4 has an article beginning: "Nellie Bly and Miss Bisland are racing around the world to show how fast the trip can be made and how safely women can make it along..." with more, however it is just a reference to a situation with a Danish woman seeking passage to Coronado in San Diego harbor--see the photo for the full text.
Eight... See More
Item #670357NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 28, 1862 The back page contains the music & lyrics headed: "A Song That Is Now Rather Popular" being the music of what we now know as the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" with the lyrics being the original: "John Brown's body lies a mould'ring in the grave..." and with the more famous chorus: "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!.... See More
January 21, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 21, 1862 With the front page taken up with ads, the feature is the back page war map headed: "THE WAR IN KENTUCKY & TENNESSEE" with related column heads, including; "Defeat of Zollicoffer's Army" "Fighting All Day" "Gen. Zollicoffer Killed" "Utter Rout of the Rebels" "Heavy Lossl On Both Sides" &... See More
March 6, 1861
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 6, 1861 A wealth of fine content on Lincoln & his new administration, as his inaugural was reported in the previous day's edition.
Inside has a lengthy editorial headed: "Mr. Lincoln's Address", a report from Washington beginning: "The agony is over, and Lincoln's Cabinet is formed..." with much more.
Also: "The Inaugur... See More
March 19, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, March 19, 1863 The front page is dominated by a large Civil War map headed: "PORT HUDSON. Scene of the Reported Repulse of the Union Naval Force Under Admiral Farragut." with various related column heads on the news.
There is also a ftpg. map of: "The French In Mexico - The Route of the French Army from Vera Cruz to the City of Mexico".
Eight pages, nic... See More
April 22, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, April 22, 1862 The front page has a great full page map headed: "THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN, The Rebel Fortifications, Earthworks and Rifle Pits Around Yorktown and Across the Peninsula--The Work Before general McClellan and the Army of the Potomac".
Also a page 3 map titled: "THE ADVANCE OF GENERAL McDOWELL, Fredericksburg, Falmouth and Vicinity...". A... See More
March 10, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, March 10, 1862 Front page first column heads report on the most famous naval battle of the Civil War: "Important From Fortress Monroe" "The Merrimac Out of Norfolk" "Tremendous Naval Conflict" "The Union Frigate Cumberland Sunk" "About One Hundred Lives Lost" "The Union Ships-of-War Minnesota, Roanoke, St. Lawrence an... See More
March 2, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, March 2, 1862 The front page is dominated by a large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE WESTERN CAMPAIGN. The Reported Evacuation of Columbus, Kentucky--The Capture of Fayetteville--Island No. 10." There is also a smaller ftpg. map showing "The route taken by the Rebel Army under Price & their Pursuit by Gen. Curtis."
Eight pages, light d... See More
February 21, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 21, 1862 The front page is dominated by a nice Civil War map headed: "THE DESTROYED BRIDGES IN ALABAMA - Map of the Locality--The Principal Communication of the Southwest with Their Rebel Capital Cut Off--Nashville Completely Isolated--The Loyal Alabamians Rising in Defence of the Union"
Good column heads include: "Confirmation of the Reported Evacuation... See More
April 14, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, April 14, 1863 Although the front page has Civil War reports, including a small print of the military position, pages 2 & 3 have more on the Civil War including a huge Civil War map: "THE GREAT IRON-CLAD FIGHT - Scene Of Operations Off Charleston...".
There are great column heads: "SUMTER" "Additional Details from the Herald Special Corres... See More
April 10, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1863 A wealth of fine ftpg. content on the Civil War, plus there is a small one column map showing the Lake Palourde and Atchafalaya River vicinity.
Among the column heads: "THE ATTACK ON CHARLESTON" "The Bombardment of Fort Sumter" "The Union Forces Landed at Stono" "The President Among The Soldiers" "Mr. Lincoln's... See More
January 15, 1732
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, Jan. 15, 1732 A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".
A nice "newsy" paper with a wide variety of items are found mostly on pages 2 and 3, mostly from England. Page 3 has a report noting: "...hi... See More
July 28, 1733
APPLEBEE'S ORIGINAL WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, England, July 28, 1733 A quite rare title which existed from 1720-1737 with most of the news reports on pages 2 and 3.
The news is almost entirely of British interest and consists more of brief, wide-ranging news items rather than lengthy articles. One interesting section is a list of prisoners recently committed to jail, with details on them ... See More
Item #670232THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1773 Among the articles in this issue are: "Origin & Progress of Newspapers" which discussion some of the newsbooks & other newspapers of the mid-17th century; "Some Account of the Chinese Temple" which is accompanied by a full page print titled: "The House of Confucius in Kew Gardens".
Also: "An Account ... See More
Item #670206THE LITERARY MUSEUM OR MONTHLY MAGAZINE, West Chester, Pennsylvania, April, 1797 This was a short-lived magazine, existing only from January thru June, 1797.
Among the articles is a very nice: "Description Of The Mississippi River" which takes over 4 pages. Also: "Some Account of the Snakes of North America, and of the Humming Bird" which takes 5 pages.
At the back are ... See More
March 31, 1943
EVENING PRESS, Guernsey, Channel Islands, March 31, 1943 Among the front page reports are: "Soviet Onslaughts Stemmed: Tunisian Break-Throughs Foiled" "Primitive Savagery of Bolshevism" "American Senators Want International Police Organization" "Britain's Hard Times Coming" and more.
Four pages, very nice condition.
This newspaper was published on th... See More
August 1, 1944
THE CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR, New York, March, 1944 As the title suggests, this newspaper from the midst of World War II espoused non-participation by being a conscientious objector to war.
The content throughout supports this theme. Among the ftpg. items: "Prison Chaplains Confirm Taylor's Charge of Brutality" "Church Opposes Pacifist Stand of CO Member" "H... See More
June 16, 1832
THE PENNY MAGAZINE, London, June 16, 1832 Although we typically do not give much attention to this British title, this issue has on the front page a nice print of: "The Natural Bridge of Virginia" with the balance of the front page--and a bit of page 2--taken up with a detailed article on it.
Eight pages, 7 1/4 by 11 inches, nice condition.
February 8, 1814
THE WAR, New York, Feb. 8, 1814 The front page has "Relations With France" which includes documents signed in type by James Madison and James Monroe. Also on the front page is "From Canadian Papers" and "General Orders" which relate to the War of 1812, and "Canadian Legislature".
Inside pages have: "Of An Armistice" and a nice report headed:... See More
May 3, 1786
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 3, 1786 An issue from 3 years before the formal establishment of the new federal government in 1789.
In addition to editorial and news items, inside has a report of a duel fought in New York, reading in part: "...on arriving at the destined spot, they took their distance at 10 paces when Mr. B. desired Mr. C. to fire but he declined, saying '... See More
March 21, 1828
UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, April 26, 1828 This was a campaign journal "...devoted exclusively to the Presidential election..." as stated in the masthead. It was published by Duff Green, who had come to Washington to establish a newspaper to promote the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Mott says, "Green proved to be of the hard-hitting politician type of edito... See More
January 1, 1834
THE INCITER, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, December, 1833 A small magazine with a wide variety of content. Included is an article: "A Sketch of the history of America" which provides a brief history of the beginning of America. Also several topics which concern education, with a ftpg. editorial: "To Teachers".
Sixteen pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, scattered foxing, good condi... See More
November 25, 1811
THE WASHINGTONIAN, Windsor, Vermont, Nov. 25, 1811 The dominant feature of this issue is the displayable masthead, featuring a large engraving of a heraldic eagle with an 11 inch banner.
Page 3 has a: "Message" to Congress signed by the President: James Madison, concerning: "...the aggression committed by a British ship of war on the U.S. frigate Chesapeake...". This wou... See More
December 22, 1730
THE DAILY POST, London, Dec. 22, 1730 A single sheet newspaper of folio size with front page news from London & elsewhere in Europe, with the back page taken up with ads.
Nice red tax stamp at the top of the front page. Measures 10 by 16 1/2 inches, very nice condition.
December 14, 1782
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England Dec. 14, 1782 The back page has reports from America concerning the end of the Revolutionary War, bits noting: "...the last campaign in America, dwelling particularly on the loss of the army under Lord Cornwallis...that an offer of independence to America was the only means of procuring peace....declared himself of the same opinion upon the necessity of ... See More
May 12, 1766
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, (spelled Gloucester today), England, May 12, 1766 The front page has a letter from Quebec as well as a letter from Philadelphia which notes in part: "...every thing relating to the affairs of America was settled, that the Stamp Act would be repealed and requisitions were to be made to the respective colonies for the support of American establishment...".
Fou... See More
December 20, 1739
THE WARWICK & STAFFORDSHIRE JOURNAL WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, London, Dec. 20, 1739 This is a title I have never seen before prior to acquiring several issues, and is quite rare as such. Records show this title only lasted from late 1737 to mid-1739. Page 2 is entirely taken up with various reports from "London".
A four page newspaper measuring 8 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches... See More
May 24, 1715
THE POST-BOY, London, May 24, 1715 The back page has a brief report mentioning America: "John Floyer, Esq; is appointed Secretary of New-England, in the room of Isaac Addington, lately deceas'd."
A single sheet newspaper, 8 1/2 by 14 inches, scattered foxing, two handsome engravings in the masthead. Nice condition.
March 17, 1690
THE ATHENIAN GAZETTE, "Resolving Weekly all the most Nice and Curious Question Propos'd by the Ingenious", London, England, March 17, 1690 This was the very first issue of a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England, done in question & answer format. One question: "Whether 'tis lawful for a man to beat his wife?&q... See More
January 11, 1753
THE SCOURGE, London, Jan. 11, 1753 A very curious and uncommon newspaper from England done in editorial format, popular with other titles at that time as well. It was published "By Oxymel Busby, Esq." as noted in the masthead. This newspaper lasted but 81 issues.
Single column format with 6 pages, 7 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, good condition.
September 26, 1845
NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Sept. 26, 1857 As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from fifteen years before the Civil War.
Among the articles: "Abolition Gone To See" "The Slave Trade In Cuba" "Slave Law Case" "Lynching An Abolitionist In Mississippi" "The New Pro-Slavery Church" "Is The South Too Hot For Wh... See More
Item #669987THE UNIVERSAL SPECTATOR & WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, July 14, 1733 A very uncommon & early title we have rarely offered in our 44 years in this business. The four pages contain various news from London & elsewhere, plus advertisements taking up the entire back page.
Four pages, 10 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, nice condition.
Item #669982THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, July, 1700.
This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military, ... See More
May 20, 1921
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 20, 1921
* Battle of Matwan - West Virginia
* Mingo County - coal mining
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "MINE DYNAMITED ON MATEWAN DAY" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 32 pages, light toning, a few small binding slits along the spine, tear along the bottom margin, generally nice.... See More
Item #66958118th CENTURY LOT - a group of 9 American newspapers comprised the the Massachusetts Spy of 1797 (4 issues) and the Independent Chronicle, 1795 (5 issues). All have damage.
Item #66957318th CENTURY LOT - a group of 13 American issues, all different titles, from the 1700's, all with damage. All dates are from the 1790's save for a 1786 and a 1788.
November 16, 1796
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 16, 1796 Page 2 contains two letters, each signed in type by the President: G. Washington, one to the residents of Shepherdstown in response to their note on Washington's coming retirement.
Page 3 has a letter to the governor of New York, with his replay signed in type: John Jay, plus another letter signed by John Jay.
Four page... See More
November 2, 1796
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 2, 1796 The back page contains an article which begins: "John Adams has said...that as Mr. Washington had no children, the Presidency should be made hereditary in the family of Lund Washington [distant cousin of G. W.]...".... See More
The back page also has an ad concerning the sale of land "...in the territory northwest
The back page also has an ad concerning the sale of land "...in the territory northwest
October 24, 1888
THE TIMES, London, England, October 24, 1888 "Jack the Ripper" reports were common in the latter half of 1888, capturing the interest of people on both sides of the Atlantic as evidenced by the reports in many newspapers in the United States. But issues of THE TIMES from London are the most sought after, being primary source reports in this internationally famous title.
Page 3 has... See More
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