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March 9, 1781
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 9, 1781
* Uncommon title
A nice newspaper from the closing months of the Revolutionary War, however I find no American content. All the news reports seem to be European in focus. Many ads as well.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, nice condition.
March 30, 1781
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 30, 1781 Page 3 has: "The station his Majesty's forces have now taken in the southern colonies must be the means of entirely crushing the rebellion here, as it is impossible the rebels can have any communication with the north but by a round of several miles through swamps & other places as disadvantageous." (see) The rest of the co... See More
April 11, 1781
RUDDIMAN'S WEEKLY MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 11, 1781
* Poison or Apoplexy? The Chirurgeon’s Verdict
* Captain John Donnellan guilty & hanged
All of pages 1, 2, 3 & most of pg. 4 are taken up with details of the landmark case in medical jurisprudence, the trial of John Donnellan for the murder of his brother-in-law. In brief, the case is noteworthy because o... See More
April 24, 1781
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 24, 1781 The front page has a letter from South Carolina noting: "I should be very happy indeed to confirm your supposed orderly state & government of this country since the surrender of Charlestown [Charleston] but am very sorry to inform you it is far otherwise. For a while there was a calm which made us hope resistance was at an end but i... See More
March 20, 1782
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 20, 1782
* Revolutionary War peace ?
Page 2 has a very notable item: "PEACE WITH AMERICA: A Bill presented to the House of Commons by his Majesty's Attorney General to enable is Majesty to conclude a PEACE or TRUCE with the revolted colonies of North America, which was read a first time on Thursday last." (see photos). ... See More
Item #579451THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, April, 1782 Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century, formatted much like the more popular "Gentleman's Magazine". This was the first year of its existence, and it would publish until 1826. The first article is: "Anecdotes of His Excellency the Duke of Portland..." which includes a full page plate of him ... See More
October 16, 1782
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 16, 1782 Page 3 has nearly a full column headed: "American News" which is a detailed letter by a committee of Loyalists in New York who express great concerning about their safety & future should England grant the American colonies independence. One bit note: "...But should the great event of the Independency of the Thirteen Co... See More
March 9, 1784
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Edinburgh, March 9, 1784 Within this issue is a report of the death of the Count of Albany, which makes reference to The Pretender. Also included is a decorative woodcut ad for "Improved Milk of Roses". News of the day with period advertising are present throughout. Measures approximately 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, complete in 8 pages, in good con... See More
May 24, 1784
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 24, 1784 As seen in the photo the front page includes a nice red-inked tax stamp which not only has the restrike die number but the full plate number (99% of it) as well: "No. 6" in the lower right corner. This four page newspaper has considerable news from Europe throughout, with the entire front page taken up with ads, including several acco... See More
Item #208447THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1785 A nice 18th century Scottish newspaper with the entire front page taken up with ads, with various news of the day on the inside pages. Some of the ads have illustrations as well. Complete in 4 pages, partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page folio size, some light browning or dirtiness, generally nice condition. The photo shown below is "... See More
Item #538188THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1785 A nice 18th century Scottish newspaper with the entire front page taken up with ads, with various news of the day on the inside pages. Some of the ads have illustrations as well.
Complete in 4 pages, partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page folio size, some light browning or dirtiness, generally nice condition.
March 19, 1785
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 19, 1785 The front page has five unusually large illustrated ship advertisements. Front page also has a partial red-inked tax stamp in the lower right corner. News and advertisements of the day. Complete in four pages with some lite rubbing, otherwise in nice condition.
Item #121044THE LOUNGER, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1786. Basically an editorial-style newspaper of four pages, without any current news of the day. We rarely find 18th century periodicals from Scotland. Four pages, measuring about 8 by 13 inches, very nice condition. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date-but will have the f... See More
Item #208424THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1791 A nice newspapers from the late 1700's carrying various news of the day and a wealth of ads. The entire front page is taken up with ads, a few of which are illustrated. Nice engraving in the middle of the masthead showing the "mercury" figure. Folio size, complete in 4 pages, some scattered browning or foxing, generally in good condit... See More
Item #602162THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1792 Among the articles of interest are: "Continuation of Two Months Tour in Scotland", "Report on Pendulums", "Virtues of the Coffee Drink", "The regular Appearance and Departure of Swallows" "Query on the Aurora Borealis", and much more. Near the back are various news reports under: "Inte... See More
Item #602163THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1792 Among the articles of interest are: "Continuation of Two Months Tour in Scotland", "Report on Pendulums", "Virtues of the Coffee Drink", "The regular Appearance and Departure of Swallows" "Query on the Aurora Borealis", and much more. Near the back are various news reports under: "Inte... See More
March 13, 1794
CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 13, 1794 The front page has a notice announcing an exhibition of Anna Fontaine, The Wonderful Italian Lady described as the: "...shortest women in the world....She is only 28 inches high, 42 years of age, born without hands, arms, or legs, except stumps from her shoulders... Says she can walk unassisted, has three children", plus... See More
Item #629924THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1794
* Island of Corsica
* American military
* William the Lion, King of Scotland
Included are: "Description of Corsica" which takes over a full page; "William the Lion, King of Scotland" which includes a full page print of him (see); and a small item near the back includes: "The Americans, with the best disposition... See More
June 12, 1796
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 12, 1794
* 18th century piracy
Near the bottom of pg. 3 is a brief report: "A party of African pirates...have landed lately on the coasts of Calabria from whence they carried off a considerable quantity of cattle and a few young women." (see)
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More
Item #207651THE GLASGOW COURIER, Scotland, 1799 An uncommon late 18th century title from Scotland, as Edinburgh issues are more typically found. Various news of the day on pages 1, 2 & 3 with the back page mostly taken up with ads, and other ads scattered on page 3 as well. Folio-size, complete in 4 pages, a few small binding holes at the blank spine margin, and a partial red-inked tax stamp at the top of... See More
April 4, 1799
THE GLASGOW COURIER, Scotland, April 4, 1799
* Uncommon title
* Red tax stamp (partial)
* 18th century original
A typical "newsy" newspaper of the day but a somewhat less common title from Scotland. Four pages, folio size, partial red tax stamp at the very top, very nice condition.
June 22, 1827
BOSTON RECORDER & TELEGRAPH, Boston, Massachusetts, June 22, 1827
* New Harmony Indiana
* Robert Owen
Page 3 has a report: "New Harmony--Mr. Owen has sold a great part of his property at N. Harmony, leased the remainder, and left it on his return from Scotland. W. Maclure, in the Philadelphia Gazette, warns people not to trust Mr. Owen on his account".
Report is in a large... See More
July 5, 1827
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 5, 1827
* Robert Owen
* Welsh Social reformer
* New Harmony Indiana IN fails
A page 2 report about "Mr. Owen's Community at New Harmony" begins: "Mr. Owen's attempt to establish his New Social System in the west, on the principle of a community of interest, has entirely failed, and he has departed for Scotland." Much more ... See More
Item #153096THE REFORMERS' GAZETTE, Glasgow, Scotland, 1832 A small periodical with a very ornate and decorative engraving in the masthead. This is a political piece focused on the reform of some aspect of Scottish or British politics at the time.
Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will be of this year & will have the format as shown. Measures 8 by 5 inches with 16... See More
May 2, 1840
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 2, 1840 Inside has a report from London concerning the slaves on board the ship Amistad (subject of a Stephen Spielberg movie of the same name) noting: "...the Glasgow Emancipation society...on behalf of the negroes who took possession of the Amistad & were subsequently carried to New London...to interpose...in their behalf in order that ... See More
January 23, 1841
THE SCOTTISH JOURNAL, New York, Jan. 23, 1841
* Rare title for Scotland immigrants
Obviously a paper which has a focus on the Scottish heritage of Americans in the New York City area, but other content as well. A deep & decorative masthead (see photo) makes this issue displayable.
Eight pages, 10 1/2 by 15 inches, some rubbing along the central fold, generally nice.... See More
February 21, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 21, 1857 Includes small illustrations of: "Henry Jenkins" and "Old Parr." Many illustrations pertaining to Peru including: "Revolution in Peru-Arica Bombarded by General Vivanco," "Jesuit Church," "Palace of Manco Capac, Cuzco," "Church at Cuzco," "Revolution in Peru-Islay, General Vivanc... See More
August 8, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1857 Front page illustration of "An Arab Council" and "Service in the Greek Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre" features an accompanying article "Travel Notes in Bible Lands". Many inside illustration of "Our Excursion to the Fishing Banks." Also a small illustration of "Hon. Henry C. Murphy, U.S. Minister ... See More
September 12, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1857 Fine front page illustration plus an article on: "The New York Stock Board In Session" being a fine and early graphic on the Stock Exchange. "Barth's Travels in North and Central Africa" features several illustrations. "Flirtation at Newport" article features several small illustrations. The "Home the Am... See More
April 10, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 10, 1858 The front page has a nice illustration of "Hon. Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia" including a biography of him. A text report entitled "The Settlement of the Mormon Affair. A full page: "A Masked Ball at the Academy of Music at Paris" along with an article "Busard and the Paris Masked Balls" which also fea... See More
June 25, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1859 The front page features a three-quarter page illustration 'Queen Victoria and Her Family at Osborne'. A full page: 'Collision Between the Steamship Edinburgh and an Iceberg, 180 miles from Newfoundland, on June 6, 1859'. 'The Battle of Montebello--Zouaves Charging through the Streets' plus other scenes regarding the battles in It... See More
April 7, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 7, 1860 Halfpg: 'Terrible Fire in a Tenement House, 45th St. N.Y.' & 'Identification of the Bodies at the Station House'. & 'Railroad Bridge at Nashville, Tenn.' The back page contains a Winslow Homer print: 'Scene in Union Square, N.Y., on a March Day'. Complete in 16 pages.
December 15, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 15, 1860 Ftpg. shows: "The City of Washington from the Dome of the Capitol" as well as "The National Capitol at Washington". Halfpg: "Departure of the St. Louis Bridge for Kansas" & one by Winslow Homer: "Expulsion of Negroes & Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston" includes a related article mentioning Frederick Douglas... See More
Item #140909SCOTTISH AMERICAN JOURNAL, New York, NY, 1861 Obviously a newspaper published for those American with Scottish ancestry, many of whom were likely first generation at this time. Very handsome masthead. 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 21x14 inches and contains 8 pages.
April 25, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 25, 1863 The full front page is a print of: "Admiral Samuel F. Dupont, Commanding the Fleet Off Charleston". Inside page prints include a full page by famed artist Winslow Homer: "Great Sumter Meeting in Union Square, New York"; a full page Thomas Nast cartoon: "A Group of Butternut Prisoners, Taken from Life"; a full page ma... See More
August 29, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1863 The front page features an illustration of: "Rear-Admiral David G. Farragut, U.S.N." and an article on him as well. Inside has 4 halfpg. prints: "The 'Hartford,' Admiral Farragut's Flag-Ship, Arriving at New York and Returning the Salutes of Foreign Frigates", "Explosion of a Torpedo Under the Bow of the Unit... See More
September 19, 1863
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, England, September 19, 1863 The front cover features a nearly fullpage "Fresco in the Palace of Westminster, 'Jane Lane Assisting Charles II, to Escape After the Battle of Worcester'". Within the issue are several illustrations pertaining to India and the taking of the telegraph to India. A fullpage illustration "Scene on Board a Fr... See More
October 10, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1863 The full front page is a nice portrait of: "Major-General George H. Thomas, the Hero of Chickamauga". Inside has a full page: "The Siege of Charleston--the New Black Island Batteries, Four and a Half Miles from Charleston". Another full page has 2 prints: "...Shot & Shell Piled in Front of General Gilmore's Tent... See More
October 24, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 24, 1863 The full front page is a print: "The War in East Tennessee--Reception of General Burnside by the Unionists of Knoxville". Inside has a full page: "The Life of a Spy--In Nine Tableaux" showing 9 scenes. Another fullpg: "Service and Shoddy--A Picture of the Times" has 6 prints.
The doublepage centerfold is by Thomas... See More
December 5, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 5, 1863 The entire front page shows: "The President's Hymn--Give Thanks, All Ye People". However, the most notable content is likely the detailed report of Abraham Lincoln's address at Gettysburg. While the actual address is not provided, considerable details and the rarity of reports make this worthy of interest (see image). The article ... See More
February 4, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 4, 1865 Prints found in this issue include a front page image of: "General Alfred H. Terry" and also on the ftpg. is: "Landing of Soldiers and Sailors Above Fort Fisher".
Inside pages include a full page: "The Army of the Potomac Receiving the News of the Capture of Fort Fisher"; two quarter page images of: "The Late Lie... See More
August 12, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 12, 1865 The front page shows: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia" as well as: "Terminal Station of Collins's Overland Telegraph, New Westminster, B.C."
Inside has prints captioned: "The Indo-European Telegraph--Landing the Cable in the Mud at Fao, Persian Gulf" "Trial of Mowing Machines...at West Mount Ver... See More
October 6, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 6, 1866 Four small illus. of houses on the front cover: "Philip Embury's House," "Strawbridge Meeting House," "The Rigging Loft," and "The First Methodist Church and Parsonage, in New York." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Coliseum at Rome." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Rev. William Arthur, President of th... See More
December 29, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 29, 1866 The front page has a lengthy poem with a related print titled: "The Setter's Christmas Eve". Inside contains a full page: "Hauling Home the Christmas Boughs"; halfpg: "Scene of the Holy Nativity, Bethlehem" & "The Wise Men Following the Star in the East". Also: a halfpg: "John Surratt"... See More
March 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1867 Nice fullpg: 'Indian Delegations at Washington--Presentation to the President'. Halfpg: 'The Negro at the Ballot Box' shows a Black man voting, being an historic print predating the famous 'First Vote' print by 8 months. Nice print of a very early hose carriage of the N.Y. Fire Dept.
Other news and advertisements of the day are... See More
December 7, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 7, 1867 Five views of scenes on the Central Pacific R.R. Two illustrations 'Illicit Distillation of Liquors' in the South. Nice halfpg: 'Charles Dickens as He Appears When Reading' shows him on stage. 'Fullpg: 'Elephant Hunting in Africa'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
August 8, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1868 The front page of the issue features and article on "The Maryland Flood" and has three illustrations 'The Great Flood in Maryland--Destruction of the Fayette St. Bridge, Baltimore'. and two smaller ones with an additional half page illustration inside also. A half page illustration entitled "Inauguration of the Luther Monum... See More
May 8, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1869 The front page includes nine illustrations of "Spiritual Photography." Inside is a 1/4 page illustration of "Jacques Offenbach, the French Composer of 'Opera Bouffe'." Two small illustrations of "The Garrote" and "The Prisoner's Seat" along with a halfpage illustration of "Execution by Garroting of ... See More
January 22, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY New York, January 22, 1870 Front full page illustration of "The Ecumencial Council-Head of the Procession Entering the Grand Nave of St. Peter's." Inside is a full page illustration of "Curling, or Bonspiel" with an associated article. 1/3 page illustration of "Chinese Coolies Crossing the Missouri River." The doublepage centerfold is by Thomas... See More
September 10, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1870 The front page features two 1/2 page illustrations entitled "View of Weissenburg" and "View of Saarbruck." Inside are several small illustrations pertaining to "From Ems to Berlin." Doublepage centerfold of "The Battle of Gravelotte, Fought Thursday, August 18, 1870." Two full page illustrations e... See More
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