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July 5, 1976
LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 5, 1976 (Morning Final Edition)
* The Bicentennial festivities
* The United States celebrates 200th birthday...
* Neil Diamond feature article - a mere coincidence
A terrific issue on the celebration of the Bicentennial of The United States. The front page has several photos, including a banner photo captioned, "BY LAND AND SEA...," split between a shot sh... See More
April 20, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 20, 1865 All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered, with nice front page one column heads including: "OUR LOSS" "A Day of Mourning" "The Funeral at Washington" "Imposing Ceremonies" "Scenes & Incidents" "Booth Reported in Penna." and more.
The entire ftpg. is taken up with reports on the funeral of A... See More
June 14, 1850
THE NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 14, 1850
* Walt Whitman's "The House of Friends" - 1st appearance
* His response to Northern Democrats who supported the (Fugitive Slave) Compromise of 1850
Page 3 has the noteworthy poem from Walt Whitman (signed in type, WALTER WHITMAN), "THE HOUSE OF FRIENDS," which is the first appearance of this poem written as his response to No... See More
September 18, 1852
HOUSEHOLD WORDS, London, September 18, 1852
* Charles Dickens' own publication
* His review of Harriet Beecher Stowe's, "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Most are aware "Uncle Tom's Cabin", upon its release, was embraced by abolitionists but enraged most of those from the South and Northern supporters of slavery. However, few are aware that it was exceeding popu... See More
December 5, 1874
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN December 5, 1874
* Early flying machine
Page 7 (357) has a great sketch of a: "PROPOSED FLYING MACHINE," followed by text which begins: "Cannot we arouse a little more spirit and inquiry regarding the subject of a practical flying machine, and keep the ball rolling until the aim is accomplished?" - with more. Other period-themed unrelated images and ar... See More
June 12, 1868
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 12, 1868 Page 5 has a brief "SOUTHERN OPINION" of the 1st official Memorial Day, which includes in part: "Today thousands of Southerners maids and matrons in this city [Petersburg] will throng about the spots hallowed by the dust of Southern chivalry, bearing their tender offerings of violets and roses... The sweet perfume of their noble sacrifice shal... See More
January 3, 1852
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, January 3, 1852
* Reflections on the discoveries during 1851...
* The New York World's Fair and the Crystal Palace
Patents, new inventions and discoveries, and the mid 1800's world of science is explored within the pages of this issue from early 1852. Inside has two articles of particular interest: "Progress of Discovery During 1851" and "A World&... See More
February 23, 1889
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, February 23, 1889. This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following prints: GUN FACTORY - WIRE TIGHTENER - BRAKE SHOE - EAR PIERCER - FIRE ESCAPE - STEP LADDER & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when ... See More
November 9, 1912
THE ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL, New Mexico, Nov. 9, 1912
* Jack Johnson - World Heavyweight Champ
* 1st Black American to hold title (1910)
* Locked up even though he offered to pay bail bond in cash
Page 3 has: "JACK JOHNSON LOCKED UP IN DEFAULT OF $30,000 BAIL," with related article which tells of his arrested for allegedly violating the Mann Act due to his supposed "infl... See More
October 18, 1912
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, NY, Oct. 18, 1912
* Jack Johnson - World Heavyweight Champ
* 1st Black American to hold title (1910)
* Racially motivated arrest for allegedly violating the Mann Act
Page 5 has: "JACK JOHNSON WATCHED," with related article which tells of his arrested for allegedly violating the Mann Act due to his supposed "influence" over Lucile Cameron - who would la... See More
October 26, 1958
THIS WEEK MAGAZINE, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, October 26, 1958
* J. Edgar Hoover... Counterattack On Juvenile Delinquency...
* Alfred Hitchcock
Featured on the cover is: "A Program For A Better America!," by J. Edgar Hoover, which includes, on inside pages, his strategy for pushing back against rampant juvenile delinquency. Also included within is: "Hitchcock In The Li... See More
March 10, 1866
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, February 10, 1866
* "Caught Napping", by A.H. Burr
While many are familiar with the print of "Caught Napping" by A.H. Burr in the March 10, 1866 issue of Harper's Weekly (at a lessor price), what may not be know is that the original appeared a month prior in the ILN for Feb. 10, 1866. The print is in great condition, and is accomp... See More
February 24, 1853
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., February 24, 1853 This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book form, and it is common con... See More
April 30, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England (3-issue set): April 30, May 14, & June 25, 1853
* Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Harriet Beecher Stowe, takes London by storm
* Illustrations include her portrait and an award given to honor her accomplishment
The first publication of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," by Harriet Beecher Stowe, initially release in America, occur... See More
January 15, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, January 15, 1853
Page 48 has a portrait of "Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author Of 'Uncles Tom's Cabin'," with related text beginning on 46 and continuing the the left of the portrait. The article states in part: "Of the personal history of this powerful writer, who has achieved a reputation entitling her to ranks with the au... See More
April 11, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 1938
* Austrian Anschluss referendum
* Adolph Hitler - German election
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "HITLER IS BACKED BY 99.08% OF VOTE IN POLL ON EMPIRE" with subheads. (see) First report coverage continues on page 3 with photo of Hitler casting his ballot. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this W... See More
April 12, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 12, 1938
* George Bird Grinnell death (1st report)
* Anthropologist - historian - naturalist
The top of page 23 has a one column heading: "DR. G. B. GRINNELL, NATURALIST, DEAD" with subheads and photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advert... See More
June 18, 1941
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 18, 1941
* Joe DiMaggio breaks Yankees record
* Consecutive games with a hit (30)
* Best title to be had ?
The sport's section (page 26) has a five column headline: "White Sox Snap Yankees' String at Eight Triumphs" with subheads that include: "DIMMAGIO'S STREAK REACHES 30 GAMES" "Joe's Lucky Hit Sets All-Time Mark for... See More
April 14, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 14, 1938
* Grey Owl death w/ photo
* Archibald Belaney
* Famed conservationist
The top of page 23 has a photo of Archibald Belaney and a one column heading: "GREY OWL, WORKER FOR CONSERVATION" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the death of Grey Owl, widely known for Environmental conservation.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day... See More
February 2, 1933
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 2, 1933
* Early Adolph Hitler
* Very 1st speech as Chancellor (radio)
The top of the front page has a three column headline: "HITLER WINS DISSOLUTION OF REICHSTAG; URGES NATION TO END ITS HUMILIATION' AT POLLS MARCH 5; HAS 4-YEAR PLANS" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues inside.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete i... See More
April 2, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 2, 1938
* Su Lin death - giant panda
* Ruth Elizabeth Harkness
* Brookfield Zoo - Chicago
Page 17 has a one column heading: "PANDA, PET OF ZOO, IS DEAD IN CHICAGO" with subhead and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Su Lin, the first giant panda kept outside of China.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 3... See More
December 22, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 22, 1938
* Loch Ness Monster hunted
* Nessie mystery widens
Certainly one of the more notable monster or creature searches in recent times is the Loch Ness Monster. Debate continues as to its existence. The top of page 23 has a one column heading: "TRAIL OF 'MONSTER' SEEN IN SCOTLAND" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements... See More
March 3, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 3, 1938
* Reverend Martin Niemöller rearrested
* Ant-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor
* Famous "First they came..." statement fame
Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Niemoeller Freed in Reich, Then Rearrested; Is Seized After Conviction at Sedition Trial" First report coverage on anti-Nazi theologian, Reverend M... See More
April 8, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1938
* Aliceville, Alabama tornado
* Pickens County disaster
The top of page 20 has a one column heading: "TORNADO KILLS TEN AT ALICEVILLE, ALA." with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the F3 tornado disaster at Aliceville, Alabama.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 40 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More
March 24, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 24, 1938
* Bhupinder Singh of Patiala death (1st report)
* Maharaja - ruler - India
The top of page 23 has a one column heading: "RULER OF PATIALA DIES IN INDIA AT 46" with subheads and photo. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 46 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More
September 15, 1709
THE TATLER, London, Sept. 15, 1709 The issue comes from the Louis Nierijnck collection (one of the more renowned collectors from the Netherlands - now deceased), and is accompanied by his typewritten note providing historical context for the issue.
Background: The Tatler was founded in this year by Richard Steele who used the nom de plume "Isaac Bickerstaff, Esquire", the first su... See More
June 1, 1751
THE LONDON GAZETTE, June 1, 1751 This issue has period advertising and news from throughout the world, including reports from Parma, Rome, Turin, Vienna, Berlin, Hague, Middleburg, and Whitehall. Another article is in regards to The East-India House, and there is an interesting detailed report of a Post Office being robbed by a Highwayman.
The front page has a partial (3/4ths) red tax stamp.
Com... See More
March 13, 1939
THE NEW YORK TIMES, sport's section only, March 13, 1939
* Lou Gehrig signs contract (last year)
* New York Yankees baseball
The front page of this section has a one column heading: "$39,000 CONTRACT SIGNED BY GEHRIG; YANKS TOP CARDS" with subheads and photo headed: "Yankee Slugger Again in Fold" (see) Gehrig would have to give up baseball the following month due to... See More
March 13, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 4 only, March 13, 1938
* Anschluss - annexation
* Germans enters Austria
* Adolph Hitler takes over
The front page of this section has a heading: "Under The Feet Of German Troops The Map Of Europe Changes" with subheads, related photo and maps. (see)
Complete section 4 only with all 10 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More
March 23, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 23, 1938
* Early Willie Mosconi - pool
* Pocket billiards championship
The sport's section (page 26) has a one column heading: "MOSCONI DEFEATS CARAS BT 125-75" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percent... See More
June 14, 1939
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 14, 1939
* Heinrich Himmler - Gestapo chief of police
* Prague, Czechoslovakia visit
The front page has a one column heading: "CHIEF PF GESTAPO ARRIVES IN PRAGUE; UNREST CONTINUES" with subheads. (see) lengthy text continues inside. Just a few months before the outbreak of World War II.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 page... See More
Item #652448THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793 Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock. Perhaps it is not unexpected that the death of this notable person, who had been such a thorn in the side of England during the years ... See More
Item #652447GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1760 The best feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map, shown from the North Pole and showing Europe, the northern portion of North America including Hudson's By, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Gulf & River St. Lawrence, the Great Lakes, the "West Sea" presumably the Great Salt Lake, present-day Alaska, Greenland, Icelan... See More
January 1, 1788
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1788 Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Remarks on the Descriptions of the Pyramids of Egypt" which is very early on the exploration of the pyramids. King Tut's tomb was not breached until the 1920's. Included is a nice foldout plate with 5 views of it, which of which show interior chambers (see images). There is a "Let... See More
Item #652444THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1777 The issue begins with a continuation of the: "Debate in the House of Lords...relative to the American War" taking over 5 pages & with much on the Revolutionary War. One bit notes: "...That America never aimed at independence till she was compelled to it by our harsh conduct; and that she is at least unanimous in one thing, n... See More
Item #652443GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1781 Under "Diary of Memorable Occurrences in the year 1780..." is a lengthy list of item & includes: "The American out posts at Newark & Elizabeth-town were surprized & the men made prisoners...American post of John's House on the White Plains was attacked when 40 men were killed & 97 taken. Another American ... See More
April 6, 1853
NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, April 6, 1853
* Harriet Beecher Stowe recognized for her contribution to the abolitionist cause
* "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
* Stafford House convention
Most are aware "Uncle Tom's Cabin", upon its release, was embraced by abolitionists but enraged most of those from the South and Northern supporters of slavery. However, few are aware that it was... See More
Item #652441THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1781 The "Historical Chronicle" includes a short bit about: "Two gentlemen...charged with carrying on a treasonable correspondence with the American agent Adams at Amsterdam & with supplying the Colonists with arms & ammunition...". This is followed by a letter from Lord Rawdon to Cornwallis from Monk's Corner begi... See More
November 10, 1852
NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, November 10, 1852
* Charles Dickens review of Harriet Beecher Stowe's, "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
* Article from Charles Dickens' own publication
Most are aware "Uncle Tom's Cabin", upon its release, was embraced by abolitionists but enraged most of those from the South and Northern supporters of slavery. However, few are aware that ... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1751 This issue features a foldout plate captioned: "The Inside of the Pantheon at Rome" which measures 9 by 11 1/2 inches. A portion of this plate has been previously mended from on the front side. There is a related article titled: "Of the Plate of the Pantheon". There is a very nice full page plate titled: "A View o... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1750 An interesting article concerns Mount Vesuvius, and has a nice foldout plate: "A Prospect of Mount Vesuvius with its Eruption in 1630", which measures approximately 8 by 9 1/4 inches (with the addition of wide margins). A few pages later is another very nice foldout print of the same size, captioned: "Prospect of Mount... See More
Item #652437GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1796 Included is a nearly column long letter signed in type: Horatio Nelson, written on board his ship Victory near Toulon, mentioning in part: "I have the pleasure to inform you that the troops...troop possession of the forts & town of Puerto Ferrajo this day..." with further details.
Includes both plates called for, one o... See More
Item #652436THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1794 Within this issue is a lengthy discussion of one of the deadliest epidemics in U.S. history, one which eventually claimed just under 10% of the entire population of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (at the time the most populated city in the country). The cause of the epidemic is attributed to the incoming refugees resulting from the... See More
Item #652426THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), July, 1863
* Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Chiefly About War Matters"
* an original, contemporary printing - 1st appearance
signed with the pen name "A Peaceable Man"
* same year review of Victor Hugo's, "Les Misérables"
When one thinks of Nathaniel Hawthorne, most minds are rightfully immediately drawn to his mas... See More
Item #652422THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1773 Perhaps the most interesting item in this issue is the 6+ page article: "Epitome of Commodore Byron's Voyage Round the World" which is continued from a previous issue. This is a great travelogue on a portion of his excursion.
But the "Historical Chronicle" near the back of the issue has content of historical signific... See More
Item #652421THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1766 There are three pages with reports headed: "American Affairs" which gives reports from the House of Representatives in Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and Maryland. These pages contain some terrific content on the feelings of the colonists regarding England and taxation (see for portions), one item noting: "Resolved, that it... See More
Treaty ending the French & Indian War defines the political geography for this contentious period...
Item #652420GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1763 This issue contains one of the more significant documents of the 18th century, being "The Definitive Treaty of Friendship of Peace between his Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the King of Spain, Concluded at Paris, the 10th day of Feb., 1763...". Resulting from it, France gives up Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the St. Lawren... See More
January 14, 1843
NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 14, 1843
The back page has the noteworthy but small report under the "death" reports noting: "Francis Key, esq. late U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, died suddenly whilst on a visit to his son-in-law, Mr. Howard, of Baltimore on the 12th instant. He was a man of a very high order of talent...He was author of the deserv... See More
May 22, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 22, 1819 Inside has over 2 1/2 pages taken up with: "Mitigation of Slavery--No. 3" which begins with a proposition: "That it is true wisdom to exalt the minds of the slaves--to invest them with correct ideals of the moral duties, & encourage them in the acquirement of a qualified property."
Also in this issue: "Ce... See More
June 26, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1819 Over a full page is taken up with installment number 5 of the: "Mitigation of Slavery" which is continued discussion of a proposition which includes: "It is true wisdom to exalt the minds of our slaves--to invest them with correct ideas of the moral duties and encourage them in the acquirement of a qualified property." ... See More
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