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June 16, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, June 16, 1865
* 1st Hebrew free school in NYC
* Post Civil War reconstruction
The front page has a great amount of content on the Reconstruction process in the South including: "Reconstruction Gossip at the National Capital" "The People of the South Converted by the Sword to the Northern Version of the Constitution" "They Accept the Over... See More
November 16, 1859
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. A lot of 6 issues dated Nov. 16, 19, 24, 26, Dec. 22 & 24, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Each has reports relating to the John Brown insurrection at Harper's Ferry. Great to have these reports in this famous newspaper from the nation's capital.
Each issue is four pages, never... See More
April 17, 1940
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, April 17, 1940
* Famous Pitcher Bob Feller
* Opening day no hitter pitched
* Cleveland Indians baseball
The top of front page of the sport's section (page 19) has a nice headline: "FELLER HURLS NO HITTER!" with subheads, some related photos and box scores.
Complete with all 28 pages, light toning at the margins, address label within the m... See More
April 23, 1945
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 23, 1945
* Buchenwald concentration camp
* Atrocities and inhuman conditions revealed
Page 5 has one column headings: "BUCHENWALD TOUR SHOCKING TO M. P.'S", "Congressmen Are Stunned--British Group Hears Details of Horrors at Oswiecim" Tells of the horrors that were happening in the Buchenwald Nazi death camp. Nice to have in this famou... See More
April 11, 1874
NEW YORK HERALD, June 13, 1874
* Culpeper County, Virginia
* Negro hanging - detailed account
The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "A NEGRO HANGED" with subheads. (see) Text takes up over a full column.
Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.
June 8, 1866
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 8, 1866
* Fenian raids in Canada
The top of the front page has one column headings: "THE FENIANS" "Operations On The Border" "ANOTHER INVASION OF CANADA" "Ten Thousand Canadians Concentrated at Montreal" and more. Lengthy text.
Other news of the day soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nic... See More
August 10, 1942
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, August 10, 1942
* Battle of Guadalcanal beginning
* Solomon Islands - U.S. Marines
* World War II - WWII
The front page has a nice banner headline: "U. S. NAVY STILL ATTACKING" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. More on page 2 with related map.
Complete with all 32 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within masthead, small binding ... See More
December 30, 1752
THE ADVENTURER, London, England, Dec. 30, 1752
* Rare 18th century title
* Over 267 years old
An uncommon essay-format bi-weekly newspaper addressed specifically to men, containing six pages & lasting only for 17 months from 1752 to 1753. While each issue varies, common contributors included John Hawkesworth and Samuel Johnson.
A decorative embellishment at the top of the front page.&n... See More
February 21, 1933
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Mass., February 21, 1933
* 18th Amendment - prohibition end imminent
* House votes to repeal - 21st Amendment - Blaine Act
The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "REPEAL BILL GOES TO STATES" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the United States House of Representatives approving the repeal of prohibition.
Other news, sports and advertise... See More
October 6, 1860
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Oct. 6, 1860 This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election--the very day of this issue. The ftpg. also has a bit stating the newspaper: "...its earnest... See More
November 11, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1852 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 consens... See More
February 19, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, February 19, 1862
* Battle of Fort Donelson victory
* Cumberland River - Tennessee
Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "The Great Victory", "Additional Particulars of the Capture of Fort Donelson", "Graphic Description of the Sanguinary Fight", and more.
Complete in eight pages. foxing more so near the margins, bit of s... See More
March 6, 1875
ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Arizona Territory, March 6, 1875 Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last.
A nice assortment of news articles including: "Removal of the Chiricahuas" "Local; Mining Affairs" "Arizona Railway System" "Rich Ores in Pima County" "Another Mining Expedition" and mo... See More
October 6, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 6, 1798
* Rare 18th century American title
* (3) Slaves advertisements
The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads and 2 runaway slave ads. Two more slave ads are on the back page. (see)
News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More
May 18, 1789
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Aug. 2, 1788 Page 3 has a small bit: "Humphries has replied to Mendoza's acceptance of his challenge with seeming satisfaction, and declares he will, by a private letter, appoint a meeting for the purpose of settling particulars."
Daniel Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a wea... See More
November 2, 1878
THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California, Nov. 9, 1878 Downieville is a very small town at 3,000 ft. elevation in Northwestern California. It was founded in late 1849 during the Calif. Gold Rush, first known as "The Forks" for its location at the confluence of the Downie River and the North Fork of the Yuba River. It was soon renamed after Major William Downie, the tow... See More
September 10, 1976
PEOPLE'S DAILY, Peking (Beijing), China, Sept., 10, 1976 This is likely the most notable issue reporting the death of Chairman Mao Tse Tung (Zedong) of the People's Republic of China who died Sept. 9. The full front page is taken up with his black-bordered photo headed (in translation): "Eternal Glory To The Great Leader And Great Teacher Chairman Mao Testung!" Within the b... See More
May 3, 1955
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., May 3, 1967
* Toronto Maple LEafs - NHL Hockey
* Wins Stanley Cup - championship
The top of page 8 has a two column heading: "Vet Sawchuk Sparks Leafs To Cup Win" (see) First report coverage on the Toronto Maple Leafs winning the 1967 Stanley Cup. This was their last as well.
Complete with 32 pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, nice condition.... See More
June 8, 1893
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass., June 8, 1893
* Lizzie Borden murder trial
* Fall River, Massachusetts
* Woman hatchet killings
Page 4 has an article with coverage on the Lizzie Borden murder case with heading: "Some Important Witnesses" "Examined In The Borden Case" "Lizzie Borden's Uncle on the Stand..." "" and more. Lengthy text takes up o... See More
October 10, 1926
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass, sport's section only, October 10, 1926
* New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals
* World Series of baseball (game 6)
* Grover Alexander - winning pitcher
The top of the front page of this section has a banner headline: "CARDS HIT HARD BEHIND ALEXANDER AND SQUARE SERIES" with subheads, related photo and box scores. Nice for display. More on page 2... See More
August 17, 1943
LOS ANGELES TIMES, August 17, 1943
* Allied invasion of Sicily ends w/ capture
* Operation Husky - World War II - WWII
The front page has a great banner headline: "SICILY TAKEN!" with subheads. (see) Nice for display.
First section only with pages 1-16, light toning and a minor wear at the margins and central fold, generally in good condition.... See More
July 10, 1943
DAILY NEWS, Los Angeles, July 10, 1943
* Invasion of Sicily Italy begins
* Operation Husky
* World War II - WWII
The front page has a great banner headline in large lettering above the masthead: "ALLIES SMASH AHEAD IN SICILY" with subheads and related map. Nice for display. First report coverage on the initial invasion of Sicily Italy named Operation Husky.
Complete with all 32,... See More
September 4, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 4, 1798
* Rare 18th century American title
* Runaway slave advertisement
The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. One runaway slave ad is on the back page. (see)
News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in good condition.... See More
June 30, 1904
Here is a nice bound volume of the THE EVENING TRIBUNE from San Diego, California for the last 6 months of the 19th century, July to Dec., 1899. It looks to be complete with around 150 issues. Surprisingly these issues are in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Two small library stamps are present on... See More
March 1, 1798
GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 1, 1798
* Rare 18th century American publication
Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.
Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More
May 10, 1798
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 10, 1798
* Nice masthead engraving
* 18th century America
If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.
Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, a little various ... See More
July 1, 1797
PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 1, 1797
* Rare 18th century American title
* 4 slave advertisements
The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads including one for a runaway slave. The back page has 3 more slave ads. News of the day and other advertisements of the day.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding slits al... See More
February 13, 1670
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 13, 1670
* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had
This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 b... See More
November 19, 1929
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Nov. 19, 1929
* Very rare issue from just after the infamous crash
Certainly the most desired newspaper reporting the stock market crash of 1929 is the Wall Street Journal, with several issues of the last week of October commanding well over $1000. Of curious interest to any collector of financial history would be the days and weeks after the Crash, which "... See More
January 8, 1876
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 8, 1876 The front page includes a print of: "The New York Anchorage of the East River Bridge" plus two smaller prints as well. This was the Brooklyn Bridge. There is a related article as well. The balance of the issue has various illustration and articles on the latest inventions of the day.
Complete in sixteen pages, minor margin wear, very ... See More
Item #670804YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, December, 1895 An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.
Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.
April 27, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 27, 1865 A wealth of fine column heads on both the end of the Civil War and Lincoln's funeral, etc., including the front page: "SHERMAN" "The Conference With Johnston" "General Sherman Aware of the Assassination of Mr. Lincoln Before the Conclusion of the Conference" "Johnston Originally Proposed to Surrender on the Terms Allowed ... See More
March 5, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, March 5, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Southern News" "General Sherman's Invasion of Mississippi" "High Prices of Food" "The War In Virginia - From Gen. Lee's Army" "Slavery and the Negro - Negro Equality Before the Law".
Included is the "Supplement" issue s well with its own masth... See More
December 9, 1679
DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Dec. 9, 1679 A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.
Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to America to continue his printing trade.... See More
August 12, 1813
THE YANKEE, Boston, Aug. 12, 1814 Page 2 has much on the War of 1812 including articles headed: "War Movements in the Chesapeake" "Creek Indian War" "War In the Potomac" "Launch of The Java" "The Enemy Coming!" "The Enemy at Stonington" "Creek Indian War" "Launch of the Java" "Com. Chauncey--Sailed" The... See More
September 7, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 7, 1878 A feature of this issue is: "Bartholdi's Colossal Statue of Liberty" which shows the head on display in Paris. Included is a related article noting the final size would be 105 feet high plus an 82 feet pedestal. The bust itself was 29 1/2 feet high and 13+ feet in diameter. It would be formally dedicated in 1886.
Complete in 16 page... See More
May 19, 1836
NEW YORK TIMES, May 19, 1836 Page 2 has: "Renewal of Indian Hostilities" being a report from Tallahassee, Florida, concerning General Scott and Col. Gamble's situation with the Indians. A few bits note: "...and if there should be a large force of Indians, the whole will be butchered...I can spare no more time, as I must prepare to meet the savage foe." with other... See More
March 10, 1815
THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, March 10, 1815 Page 2 has a fine & very detailed account of the naval encounter between the U.S. frigate President and the British ship Endymion, the latter capturing the American frigate. The battle took place several weeks after the Treaty of Ghent, but there is no evidence that the combatants were aware that the war had officially ended.
The report ... See More
March 19, 1825
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1825 The prime content in this issue is the page 2 report from "Maryland" noting three acts which have passed the legislature, the first & most significant being the Jew Bill, which for many years had been attempted before finally being approved in 1825. The text of the bill includes: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryl... See More
March 18, 1930
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, March 18, 1930 Near the top of the front page are column heads: "CAPONE FREED FROM JAIL HAS DISAPPEARED" "Not Seen Since He Left Prison by Back Door" "Cline With Him" "A Brown Auto Took Them Into The Unknown".
Complete in 14 pages, nice condition.
October 2, 1967
THE BOSTON GLOBE, October 2, 1967 The front page has a very nice banner headline in red lettering that announces: "RED SOX Take Pennant As Historic Season Ends" with subheads and two related photos. Nice for display and great to have in a Boston paper. Rare as such.
Complete first section only with all 16 pages, very minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More
May 13, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1876 Page 2 has an inconspicuous yet quite historic report which essentially reports on the beginning of the Impressionist movement in the art world in France. Those artists now known as the "Impressionists" were ostracized by the established art world who would not allow their work to be shown at the prestigious Salon exhibition in Paris. They decid... See More
April 5, 1890
MOHAVE COUNTY MINER, Kingman, Arizona, April 5, 1890 A very rare and early newspaper from the Arizona Territory, 22 years before it would become a state. Various news of the day with a great deal of fascinating, brief tidbits which provide a glimpse of life in the Old West during the 1890's A wealth of ads as well, some of which are illustrated. The back pg. includes the cattle brands of... See More
November 28, 1864
THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 28, 1864 Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War.
The front page has reports headed: "Legislative Proceedings" "City & State N... See More
June 4, 1804
(5) Five very early 19th century American newspapers: National Intelligencer, Dec. 28, 1808; United States' Gazette, July 27, 1809; Boston Gazette, June 4, 1804; New England Palladium, Sept. 7, 1802; and Boston Gazette, June 4, 1804. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers... See More
October 26, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 29, 1758, Oct. 26, 1765, Jan. 8, 1767, Oct. 14, 1769, & Jan. 4, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about... See More
November 26, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 26, 1859 Page 7 has nearly 3 1/2 columns taken up with very detailed reports under the heading: "John Brown's Invasion", containing a wealth of reporting. The subheads include: "Cook's Confession" "The Virginia Fright" and: "The Pardon Of Cook". Included are several letters signed in type by John Brown and John E. Cooke a... See More
February 16, 1641
GAZETTE, Paris, France, Feb. 16, 1641 This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by nearly 15 years. This was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. The title has the first letter embellished, as well as the first le... See More
April 10, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 10, 1777 The front page includes an ad for the sale of "...an indented Negro Man who has eighteen months to serve...".
Page 2 has a report with several items, including mention that: "...John Fothergill of London (of the Society of Friends) a gentleman not more distinguished for his skill in his profession that for his attach... See More
March 1, 1905
THE MYSTIC WORKER, Plano, Illinois, June, 1905 An interesting little paper which describes itself as: "...a social, fraternal and beneficial society, governed by a Supreme Lodge, having subordinate lodges in states & provinces near each other & of equal healthfulness...".
Eight pages, 11 by 15 12 inches, 3 small binding slits at the blank spine margin, nice condition... See More
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