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February 18, 1937
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, Feb. 18, 1937
* Gold Gate Bridge disaster
* Construction workers fall
This is a single leaf being pages 19 & 20, yet an extremely dramatic one. It is captioned: "Exclusive Photo by Cameraman on Spot! - SPAN VICTIMS FALLING TO DOOM!"
The photo shows the collapsed safety net with errors pointing to 6 of the men falling to their deaths.
A single sh... See More
November 24, 1864
THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 24, 1864 A rather rare title and great that the title includes the word “Southern”.
The front page has reports including: "From the North" "The Dutch Gap Canal" "From the Southwest--The French & Confederates In Mexico" "The Chase of the Tallahassee--Her Escape" and more. Many ... See More
December 30, 1885
THE INDIAN, Hagersville (Ontario, Canada), Dec. 30, 1885 An extremely rare title--the first we have seen--and this is the vol. 1 number 1 issue. The newspaper lasted but one year, ending Dec. 29, 1886 and Gregory notes only one institution having any holdings of this weekly title. Hagersville is just west of Niagara Falls, on the edge of the Six Nations Indian Reserve.
As the title suggests... See More
December 21, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston Dec. 21, 1795
* Uncommon title
Certainly one of the less common American titles from the 18th century.
Page 1 has a short article: "Gen. Washington's Letters". Most of page 2 is taken up with a fascinating article: "Orthoepy". It's actually a word: the study of correct pronunciation. It begins: "In compliance with my premise I no... See More
February 18, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1861 Over half of page 5 is taken up with fine and detailed coverage of Lincoln's continued trip from his home in Illinois to Washington, D.C. The heads include: "THE PRESENT ELECT EN ROUTE" "Incidents and Casualties" 'Old be Kissed by a Pretty Girl" "His Reception at Buffalo" "Accident to Major Hunter" "The... See More
February 19, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861 Page 5 has column heads with continued & detailed coverage of Lincoln's trip from his home to the nation's capital: "The President Elect En Route" "The Receptions In This State" "Enthusiasm Of The People" "His Arrival In Albany" "Immense Turnout" "The Speeches" "The Reception In this ... See More
November 10, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 10, 1864 Page 5 is mostly taken up with details on the election results, with nice first column heads reading in part: "THE RESULT" "Additional Election Returns from All Parts of the Country" "New Jersey, Kentucky and Delaware for McClellan" "All the Others for the Administration" "About 225,000 Majority of the Popular Vote a... See More
November 11, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 11, 1864 The front page has over half the first column taken up with Civil War heads including: "Important Rebel News" "Annual Message of the Rebel President to Congress" "Jeff Davis Pronounces Sherman, Grant & Banks All failures" "Atlanta and Richmond Not Vital Points" "The Rebel Chief Opposes the Arming of the Slaves&qu... See More
December 7, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 7, 1865 The top of page 7 has first column heads announcing the very historic report that the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery in the United States, became the law of the land when the required number of states ratified the amendment on December 6.
The heads include: "THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT" "It Is Adopted by Georgia" "The Twenty-Seve... See More
July 7, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 7, 1865 A significant issue on the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln, as the first column has the historic report:" THE ASSASSINATION" "All the Prisoners Found Guilty" "Payne, Harrold, Atzerodt and Mrs. Surratt to be Hanged To-Day" "Dr. Mudd, Arnold and O'Laughlin to be Imprisoned for Life" "How the Assassins Rec... See More
March 19, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 19, 1794 The front page begins with: "An Act in Alternation of the Act Establishing a Mint and Regulating the Coins of the United States, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.
A fine issue for any coin collector.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, good condition.
May 29, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, May 29, 1793 The front page has the Address Of The Citizens Of Philadelphia, To EDMUND CHARLES GENET, Minister Plenipotentiary From The Republic of France, To The United States", with his Answer signed in type: Genet.
Genêt served as French minister to the United States from 1793 to 1794. His activities in that capacity embroiled the United States and France in a di... See More
March 30, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1793
* Salaries for the President, Vice President & others
Almost half of the front page is taken up with four Acts of Congress, the first of which is: "An Act Providing Compensation to the President and Vice President of the United States".. The pay for the President will be $25,000 per year: "...with the use of the furniture &a... See More
February 8, 1797
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 8, 1797 Pages 2 & 3 contains a statement of gratitude from the legislature of South Carolina to the merits of George Washington.
Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing and a bit close-trimmed at some margins, minor fold wear.
December 23, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 23, 1795 Page 2 has the Address of the Senate to the President, focused on his recent state-of-the-union address. It is followed by: "To Which the President was Pleased to Make the Following Reply" which is signed in type: G. Washington.
Four pages, light damp stains, minor printing error to the ftpg. only, nice c... See More
December 2, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 2, 1795
* St. Paul's, Covent Garden
Page 2 has an item from London headed: "St. Paul's Covent Garden" noting: "...repairs of which near 5000 pounds have...been expended was entirely destroyed by fire. The flames broke out in the cupola...".
Page 3 has a report of a meeting between Indian chiefs ... See More
January 21, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 21, 1795 Page 3 has over a full column taken up with what appears to be the governor's state-of-the-state address to his legislature, headed: "Address" and signed in type: Samuel Adams. In it he includes reference to the Whiskey Rebellion in a "sister state".
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, handsome mas... See More
July 24, 1794
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 24, 1794 A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.
Page 3 has a notable report from Boston: "American Frigates" in which it announces the building of the first frigates of the U.S. Navy: "...Gen. Jackson is for that to be built in this ports...one at Portsmouth, one in this ports, one at New York, the othe... See More
May 22, 1794
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 22, 1794
* 18th century American publication
A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.
The middle of page 3 has an interesting item from Baltimore: "We have tarred & feathered the Captain of a vessel here for imprudently reversing the colours of the United States and placing the British above. It is said th... See More
September 14, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 14, 1798
* President John Adams letters
Page 2 has a letter from the people of Kittery, Mass. (now Maine), to the President, followed by his response to them signed: John Adams. A similar letter from the town of Cincinnati "in the North-western Territory" (now Ohio) to the President, followed by his response signed: John... See More
July 10, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 10, 1798 Page 2 has a letter to the militia of Morris County, New Jersey, signed by the President: John Adams.
Then an address from the legislature of New Hampshire to the President, with his reply signed; John Adams.
Page 2 also has: "Frigate Constitution" noting: "...the frigate constitution, captain Nicholson, come to... See More
July 5, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 5, 1798 Page 3 begins with a notable report: "How transporting the fact! the great, the good, the aged WASHINGTON, has said, 'I am ready again to go with my fellow citizens to the field of battle, in defence of the Liberty and Independence of my country'.
The president has accordingly nominated to the senate, George Washing... See More
June 30, 1790
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 30, 1790 Part of page 1 & half of pg. 2 are taken up with a continuing discussion in the House of Representatives on "Mr. Gerry's motion on the assumption of the state debt..." from the Revolutionary War, a controversial discussion at the time. Pages 2 & 3 continue with reports from Congress.... See More
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The back page has the beginn
July 7, 1877
GOLD HILL DAILY NEWS, Gold Hill, Nevada, July 7, 1877 A fascinating newspaper from this town just outside of Virginia City, at one point a booming mining town with a population of 8,000. Today it is all but a ghost town with just 191 residents. It was prosperous during the 1870's by mining the famous Comstock Lode.
Not surprisingly a fair amount of mining-related news and advertisements... See More
July 19, 1877
GOLD HILL DAILY NEWS, Gold Hill, Nevada, July 19, 1877 A fascinating newspaper from this town just outside of Virginia City, at one point a booming mining town with a population of 8,000. Today it is all but a ghost town with just 191 residents. It was prosperous during the 1870's by mining the famous Comstock Lode.
Not surprisingly a fair amount of mining-related news including a page ... See More
August 11, 1863
TRI-WEEKLY GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina dated Aug. 10, 1863 is on one side of the single sheet issue, and DAILY GUARDIAN dated Aug. 11, 1863 is on the other. Both have one column mastheads.
There is much war reporting on both sides of the issue including: ""Important Order From President Lincoln in Regard to the Treatment of Colored Troops..." signed in type: Abraham Lincoln;... See More
December 9, 1864
THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Dec. 9, 1864 A rather rare title and great that it includes the word “Southern”.
The front page has reports from the Confederate Congress, plus: "What Discourages the Soldiers" "Gallant Affair Near Moorefield" and other items.
The back page has: "The War News--From Richmond" 'Hood's Adv... See More
April 26, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 26, 1865 Nearly three-quarters of the first column on page one is taken up with related headlines, including: "OUR TRIBUTE" "Obsequies To Abraham Lincoln" "Scenes In City Hall" "The Procession" "One of the Most Imposing Displays the World Ever Saw" "The Dead March" "The Funeral Car" "The Multitu... See More
June 6, 1789
THE NEW YORK PACKET, June 6, 1789 This is a very significant issue as it contains on page 2the very first Act passed by the newly-formed federal government, thus being a milestone in the establishment of the federal republic.
This issue, along with the noted Gazette of the United States, is almost certainly the first newspaper printing of this Act, as the nation's capital was in New Yor... See More
December 20, 1796
GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1796 A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.
Page 2 has much reporting from Congress. Pate 3 ha... See More
April 16, 1912
OAKLAND TRIBUNE, California, April 16, 1912
* Great RMS Titanic sinking issue for display
One of the better issues on the Titanic tragedy we have offered in some time, as the banner headline announces: "868 RESCUED FROM WRECK; 1350 BRAVE MEN PERISH". There are four related front page photos including one of the Titanic and one of Capt. E. J. Smith. Plus various subheads on th... See More
April 16, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York April 16, 1796 Page 2 has a lengthy letter concerning "the university" in New York, signed by its Chancellor and New York governor: John Jay.
Four pages, nice condition.
April 2, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 2, 1796 Page 3 has over a column taken up with a letter from the President to the House of Representatives concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, signed by him in type: Geo. Washington & dated March 30.
Included as well is the slightly smaller "Herald Extra" of the same date with much reporting from Congress.
Six pages ... See More
June 23, 1781
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23, 1781 Taking over half of page 2 and most of page 3 are taken up with an excellent and very detailed letter from Brigadier-General Benedict Arnold and his occupation of the Petersburg and Williamsburg areas and his actions in the vicinity in April and May, detailed in an almost day-by-day diary of his actions (see for portions). It concludes on page 2 whe... See More
December 18, 1779
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 18, 1779
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
The ftpg. has a report of several Acts of Parliament receiving the Royal Assent by the King, one to: "...empower His Majesty to secure & detain persons charged with, or suspected of, the crime of High Treason committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in Ame... See More
March 16, 1797
PORCUPINES GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 16, 1797 All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead.
Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements including one headed: "The Time Of A Ne... See More
September 13, 1856
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Sept. 13, 1856 Certainly the most noteworthy print is that of what we know as the original "Big Ben", the largest of the bells in the Westminster clock tower. Although technically Big Ben is just the bell, the name is often used for the iconic clock tower.
This bell would crack before being mounted in the clock tower requiring another to be ca... See More
May 26, 1865
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 26, 1865 This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.
Much of the issue is taken up with reports from the: "American Anti-Slavery Society". Other bits relating to slavery from just at the end of... See More
September 2, 1884
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 2, 1884 This title always had a wealth of typically Western-themed reports as well as ads. The top of page 3 has: "Criminal Calendar" "Horse-Thieves Pursued & Shot Down by a Sheriff's Posse".
Other items include: "Horse Thieves Hanged in Montana" "Outraged & Murdered" "Killed by a Sheriff's posse&qu... See More
October 1, 1863
A lot of six issues from the Civil War: The Sun, Baltimore, 1863; Evening Post, New York, 1864; and four issues of the New York Daily News, 1864. Each has Civil War reporting & complete in 4 or 8 pages. The Daily News has damp staining at the right side, otherwise good condition.
October 2, 1862
THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Oct. 2, 1862 The front page has 2 1/2 columns taken up with considerable detail on the battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day's fighting of the entire Civil War, both sides losing over 10,000 men.
The ftpg. also has: "Pike's Peak Correspondence" from Colorado which takes over 2 columns.
Four pages, nice condition.
September 4, 1862
THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Sept. 4, 1862
* Pacific Railway Acts
* Transcontinental Railroad
* President Abraham Lincoln
* American Civil War era
Most of the ftpg. and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the very historic; "Pacific Railroad Bill", actually the first of two (the 2nd in 1864) which would provide federal subsidies in land and loans for the construction ... See More
August 7, 1862
THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Aug. 7, 1862 The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "The Republic: Its Perils and Its Prospects, by Horace Greeley" with much on his thoughts on the Civil War.
The ftpg. also has: "Trouble Brewing--Mormon Trains Stopped at Fort Laramie".
Page 2 has: "From The Indian Expedition" with much detail and taking nearly a f... See More
April 24, 1862
THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, April 24, 1862 Page 2 has a report datelines: "From Pittsburg Landing, April 15, 1862" which is on the Battle of Shiloh as it was known in the North. A related article on the ftpg: "The First Honor Man at Pittsburg".
Four pages, some loss at the spine does not affect either report, good condition.
July 11, 1863
NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey July 11, 1863 Page 2 has nearly half a column headed: "Visit to the Battle Field, Gettysburg, Pa., July 9th, 1863. An interesting article from just 5 days after the historic battle.
Other Civil War reports as well.
Four pages, good condition.
November 4, 1869
WATCHMAN & REFLECTOR, Boston, Nov. 4, 1869 The front page has nearly 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Memories Of Mormondom" by Rev. Wayland Hoyt, being #3 in a series. Photos show just portion.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine from disbinding, good condition.
July 28, 1876
THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, July 28, 1876 Page 2 has nearly half a column article: "The Sort of A Soldier That Custer Was" which is essentially a lengthy letter of congratulations signed by: G. A. Custer from April 9, 1865 to his soldiers of the 3rd Cavalry at Appomattox Court House, the day of Lee's surrender. It's a wonderful letter.
Four pages... See More
October 16, 1946
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, California, Oct. 16, 1946 A large & bold banner headline announces: "GOERING SUICIDE" with subheads: "No. 2 Nazi takes Poison, Others Hang" "Investigation Ordered to Learn How He Concealed Vial of Potassium Cyanide" "Von Ribbentrop Is the First to Die; Ten Mount the Scaffold Steadily; Only Streicher Shouts 'Heil Hitler' ... See More
December 7, 1848
ROCHESTER DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Dec.7, 1848 All of the front page & most of page 2 are taken up with the "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE!" being the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type: James K. Polk.
Within his message, and on the front page, he devotes much space to California and the discovery of gold, including: "...vast mineral wealth recently developed.... See More
April 20, 1971
THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER, New York, April 20, 1971 This tabloid-size newspaper was an American underground publication issued biweekly during the 1960s. It was described by The New York Times as "a New York newspaper so countercultural that it made The Village Voice look like a church circular".
Complete in 24 pages, wear at the margins, period writing in the ftpg. margins.
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