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COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, October 28, 1807
* President Thomas Jefferson
* Proclamation to Army deserters
The front page features a Proclamation on Army deserters which is signed in type: TH: JEFFERSON and James Madison, Sec'ry of State. Other news, illustrated ship ads and advertisements of the day are within this issue as well.
Four pages, some foxing & light staining, generally... See More
THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 18, 1812
* United States Navy
* War of 1812 Naval battles
Page 2 has an item headed: "Alarming Intelligence" with news on the War of 1812, followed by: "In Addition To The Above". Also more than a column is taken up with two letters: "From Commodore Rodgers to the Secretary of the Navy" from the frigate Pres... See More
THE WAR, New York, June 21, 1814
* Printed exclusively to report on the War of 1812
Among the items in this issue are: "Copy of a Letter from Com. Chauncey to the Secretary of the Navy" with a Sacket's Harbor dateline & signed by him in type from aboard the U.S. ship Superior; a letter from Capt. Warrington to the Secretary of the Navy aboard the Peacock, which actual... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 14, 1817
* Very early Missouri Territory
Page 2 has 1 12 column headed: "Missouri Territory--A Bid's-Eye View of the Missouri Territory" which is a very nice, detailed "travelogue" of the area, several years before statehood. Very fine reading.
Fours pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 27, 1817
* Pirate Jean Lafitte
* Galveston, Texas
* Gulf of Mexico
Certainly the best report is headed: "Of Galveston" which is concerning, among other items about Galveston, Texas, the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barnard on the ... See More
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, May 22, 1818 Page 2 has various reports from Europe with some content concerning Bonaparte, including comments on his exile at St. Helena. Also: "Voyage to the Noeth Pole". Pg. 4 has nearly a full column concerning: "Destruction of the Chehaw Village" in Georgia, and another report: "Expedition Against the Chehaws" Indians.
Four pages, nice ... See More
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, Dec. 25, 1841 Page 2 contains: "The New Israelites--Margaret Bishop, the Female Preacher" with the body concerning an interview between her and James Gordon Bennett, the publisher of the Herald. One bit notes: "Mr. B. Your religion seems a little like that of the Mormons. What do you think of the Mormons? Marg. Oh well, I think 'em a well meani... See More
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, May 28, 1842 Page 3 contains a letter from Buffalo mentioning Charles Dickens' visit to America, noting: "...Mr. Charles dickens arrived here in the morning early, took breakfast, and then hastened down to Niagara without stopping to look at the Falls. He crossed the river..." with other details (see). The bottom of pg. 4 has a small report: "A... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Oct. 7, 1846
* Mormons - Mormonism
* Bellevue, Nebraska
Page 3 has: "The Mormons" which includes: "We have a most dismal account of the condition of the Mormons who undertook to migrate to California...attempted to raise a crop for their subsistence but failed to do so & have abandoned the Platte & are at Bellevue...said to be in a star... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Dec. 16, 1846
* President James K. Polk
* State of the Union Address
Most of page 2 and almost all of page 3 are taken up with the: "President's Message" signed in type: James K. Polk. This was his annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition begun by George Washington & continues to this day.
Four pages, large folio size, some old ... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 11, 1847
* General Winfield Scott
* Mexico City entered
* Mexican-American War
Page 2 has reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Encounter with the Guerrillas" and "Entrance Into the City of Mexico" & "Later From the Rio Grande"
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously livi... See More
THE FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, Sept. 30, 1854 A nice & rare opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida. Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a wealth of ads as well.
The complete ... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 9, 1855 Page 2 has an interesting "$15,000 Reward" ad in the "Lost and Found" section of the paper, offering much detail on the theft. A few details include: "...the 17th of Sept. last two Boxes were delivered at the office of the American Express Co. in Dubuque, Iowa...Said boxes, on their arrival at the Sub-Treasury in New York were found to ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 11, 1857
* President James Buchanan
* State of the Union Address
The entire front page and a little more than a column on the second page contain the annual state-of-the-union address of the President signed in type: James Buchanan. It includes references to the Mormons and the Kansas situation.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large s... See More
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 27, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see).
The front page has prints of: "Charles XV, the New King of Sweden" with text on him. Also: "Whitehall, South & Staten... See More
WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 6, 1861
* Secession in the South
* Kansas joins Union
Page 5 has: "Congressional" reports which includes the news that Kansas has officially joined the Union on January 28. Also mention that: "...In the Senate Mr. Iverson, of Georgia, read the secession ordinance of his state, made a secession speech, and bade the Senat... See More
WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE (weekly), Cincinnati, Ohio, March 13, 1861
* President Abraham Lincoln
* First Inauguration details
The front page has over a full column taken up with very fine & detailed commentary headed: "The Inauguration" of Abraham Lincoln. With the text of his inaugural address in the previous week's issue, without other inaugural details, this issu... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 9, 1861 Among the articles within are: "Treason In New Orleans" "The Plot to Dissolve the Union Avowed Seven Years Ago" "Aid & Comfort to the Enemy" "The War Movement" & much more. Also reports on the events in Congress from June 8 thru July 4 on the creation of the Declaration of Independence including a printin... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 9, 1861
* Rare pro-Confederate title
* First weeks of the Civil War
Among the articles within are: "Treason In New Orleans" "The Plot to Dissolve the Union Avowed Seven Years Ago" "Aid & Comfort to the Enemy" "The War Movement" & much more. Also reports on the events in Congress from June 8 thru July 4 on... See More
DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, July 12, 1861
* General Robert E. Lee quits ?
* Battle of Carthage - Missouri
Column heads at the top of the front page include: "Trouble Among the Rebels' "Lee Quits in Disgust" "Great News From Missouri" "The Rebels Outgeneraled & Whipped" "Full Particulars of the Battle Near Carthage" "and mor... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 29, 1861
* General Benjamin Franklin Kelley
* First Battle of Springfield - Missouri
The front page features a nice print of: "Brigadier-General B. F. Kelley, the Hero of Phillippi and Romney." with a biography of him as well. Rather unusual to find prints of generals as maps are much more common.
A nice stack of first column heads including: &q... See More
DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, Nov. 14, 1861
* William Gannaway Brownlow
* Confederates arrest him for treason
Civil War column heads at the top of the front page include: "THE WAR NEWS" "Triumphant Success Of The Naval Expedition" "Forts Walker and Beauregard, and Beaufort Taken" "Our Loss Trifling" "Reliable Particulars of the Engagement"... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, March 26, 1862
* Rare Confederate title
* General Abraham Lincoln
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Notes On The War" which includes a General Order from General H. Marshall concerning travel & communication in the Cumberland Mountains, noting in part: "...The country is infested with ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 3, 1862
* Grand Junction, Tennessee
* Siege of Fort Macon ends
* Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The front page features a Civil War map headed: "Probable Retreat of Beauregard To Grand Junction" showing the Corinth vicinity at the Mississippi Tennessee, Alabama border. Column heads include: "Capture of Fort Macon Officially Confirmed" "Reported ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, May 24, 1862 Among the front page column heads are war reports including; "Operations Against Richmond" "The National Forces Crossing the Chickahominy at Two Points" "Our Advance Within Five Miles of the Rebel Capital" "The Arrival of Beauregard" "The Rebel Army Swelled by Conscription of 2100,000 Men" and more.
Eight p... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 30, 1862 The full front page is a print of: "Brigadier-General Michael Corcoran, Late Colonel 69th Regiment New York State Militia". Prints inside include: "John Morgan's Highwaymen Sacking a Peaceful Village in the West" "Negroes Building Stockades Under the Recent Act of Congress" "The Late General R. L. M'Coo... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 9, 1862
* Battle of Corinth MS # 2
* St. John's River, Florida
* Frankfort Kentucky
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE VICTORY AT CORINTH" "Particulars Of the Two Days Sanguinary Conflict" "Desperate Valor of the Contending Forces" "Frightful Slaughter of the Rebels" "the Army of Virginia"... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 14, 1862
* 1st rebel invasion of Pennsylvania
* Battle of Perryville, Kentucky w/ map
A prime feature of this issue is the nice front page map headed: "Map Of the Movements in Kentucky" showing the vicinity around Louisville, Frankfort, Elizabeth, Lebanon Junction, Bardstown & more. The ftpg. also has many Civil War one column headlines includ... See More
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, January 16, 1864
* General John R. Jones
* Very rare Confederate title
A rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page features a print of: "Brigadier-General J.R. Jones", with a very br... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1864
* First Battle of Ream's Station
* A Confederate victory
Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Wilson & Kautz Safe" "Return of the Raiding Parties" "Severe Fighting on the Way" "Our Losses 750 to 1000" "The Destruction made By Our Men" "... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 21, 1865
* Columbia SC South Carolina
* General William T. Sherman
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From South Carolina" "The Evacuation of Charleston" "Dahlgren Moving on the City" "The Occupation of Columbia" "Sherman's & Beauregard's Movements" "Late Rebel News" a... See More
* Confederate President Jefferson Davis caught
* Mention of him wearing women's clothes
* Abraham Lincoln murder trial
At the top of the first column on the front page are headlines reporting the surprise capture of Jefferson Davis, the former President of the defunct Confederate States of America. The reporting begins with an announceme
THE COMMERCIAL & FINANCIAL CHRONICLE, New York, Feb. 22, 1868 A 32 paper newspaper filled with financial related news, ads and notices. The subtitle is: "Bankers' Gazette, Commercial Times, Railway Monitor, & Insurance Journal".
Never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 13 1/2 inches, loss at a few bottom margins affecting z few ads & charts only, otherwise good condition.... See More
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 4, 1868
* President Andrew Johnson
* Impeachment trial prints
A full page shows two: "Scenes In The Rotunda Of The Capitol, During The Impeachment Trial" and "President Johnson Consulting With His Counsel In His Business Office, Preparing The Answer To The Articles Of Impeachment." Another full page: "The Senate... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 12, 1872
* The great Boston Fire
* One of most costly fires in U.S. history
The first column heads bring attention to the huge fire in Boston at the time, including; "THE BOSTON FIRE" "Additional & Interesting Details of the Disaster" "Mansard Roofs the Cause of the Spread of the Flames"" "The Merchants Imitating their Ch... See More
An uncommon title with a displayable masthead featuring the seal of California, the seal of the city of San Francisco, and the seal of the county of Sa... See More
But there are many other prints in this thick volume as well, accompanying articles titled: &q... See More
ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, March 20, 1875
* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)
* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit
A great issue as the first column of the front page is mostly taken up with: "TIBURCIO VASQUEZ" "The Noted California Bandit Executed at San Jose" "His Splendid Nerve Maintained Him to the Last" "History of His Life and Blood... See More
THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, March 8, 1877
* John D. Lee death sentence
* Mountain Meadows Massacre
Page 2 includes: "Crime" "Fatal Stabbing Affray in Creek, Pike Co., Mo." "John D. Lee, the Mormon Murderer, Sentenced to be Hung" "The Perpetrator of a St. Joe Murder Discovered" and more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Appearing on inside pg. (see photo) is a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, June 15, 1880
* Incandescent light bulb (lamp) discovery
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Menlo Park, New Jersey
The back page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Edison's Latest Wonder" "The Electric Lamp Still Burning, Contrary to Current Opinion" "Edison Confident & Getting Ready to Make a Thousand Lamps a Day--A Visit to the ... See More
THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, September 24, 1881
* President James S. Garfield death
* Best title to have
See the photos for one of the more graphic presentations of a presidential funeral. Perhaps not surprisingly because Garfield was from Cuyahoga County, the county of Cleveland, making this essentially his "hometown" newspaper.
The first column has some nice heads a... See More
ARIZONA SENTINEL, Yuma, Dec. 31, 1881 Rare issue from the Old West. The front page features articles: "Climate" "A Boy's Composition on Fall" "Editorial Notes" and others. Other reports are of mining companies and interest. Other ads and news of the day within.
Complete in four pages, loose at the spine, evenly browned, measures 14 by 21 inches. Severa... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 28, 1883
* Early Denver, Colorado
The most notable print would be the very nice full page print captioned: "Colorado--View of the City of Denver..." which is a great overview of the city at that time.
Other prints include: "New Mexico--The Tertio-Millennial Celebration at Santa F: A Group of Indian Clowns" "The Internat... See More
THE ARGONAUT, San Francisco, California, Jan. 26, 1884 An interesting literary journal which began in 1877, the name coming from the local term for a gold prospector. Wikipedia notes that it was one of the most important publications in California & had a great deal of political influence.
Sixteen pages, 11 by 15 1/2 inches, minimal margin wear, good condition.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 30, 1889 Articles with images include: "The Military Bicycle" "Use of Velocipedes In The English Army" "The New Simpson Timber Dry Dock at the Brooklyn, Navy Yard" "The Proposed Railway Bridge Between England & France" and the "Gledhill's Attachment For Type Writers", which is accompanied by a... See More
RELIGIO PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL, Chicago, March 29, 1890 A quite uncommon title which, as noted in the decorative masthead, is "Devoted To Spiritual Philosophy". This interesting newspaper was begun in 1865 by an association of dozens of the leading spiritualists of the day. Its masthead is a graphic depiction of the progressive, free-religious views of the association showing ... See More
Twenty pages, in very nice, clean condition.
HELENA WEEKLY HERALD, Montana, April 14, 1892
* Frederick Schwatka
* Alaska expedition
A very handsome masthead with several vignettes, one of which is a mining theme. The to- of the ftpg. has heads: "ON A FOREST TRAIL" "The Famous Explorer, Leiut. Schwatka, & Party Cross the Alaskan Line to British Soil" "They Meet with Indians..." and more. This is... See More
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, April 15, 1892 The top of the front page has an interesting article headed: "ROBBED A TRAIN WITH EASE" "Three Men Hold Up an Express Seventy Miles from New Orleans" "They Didn't Have to Fire A Shot" "Glitter of Their Revolvers Induced the Engineer, Fireman and Express Messenger to Surrender Without a Struggle--Bloodhounds ... See More
DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1892
* Inventor Thomas Edison described as humble
The top of the back page has: "Edison Isn't Proud" "His Hats & Cigars are Cheap & His Clothes are not a Bit Stuck Up". An interesting article on how "ordinary" Thomas Edison is, with a short interview with him as well (see).
Four pages, very large f... See More
THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, June 9, 1894
* The Dalton Gang original report
* Outlaw Bill Dalton killed
Page 2 has an article: "Bill Dalton Dead" "The Noted Outlaw Cornered & Shot Through the Heart". The dateline is from Ardmore, I.T. (Indian Territory, or what is now Oklahoma). The report begins: "Bill Dalton, the noted outlaw & leader of ... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 6, 1894 The front page features a full illustration of: "The New Union Railway Station at St. Louis, Missouri". Inside includes a full page "Picturesque Minnesota Summer Resorts" with five photos. A full page: "Maneuvers of the Detachment of the Regular Army Under General Miles, in Camp Near Evanston, Illinois" has... See More
THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Oct. 24, 1894
* Bill Cook Gang
The top of page 2 has column heads: "MANY OUTLAWS LOOSE" "The Cook Gang Doing Wholesale Robbery in the West" "Aquia Creek Booty Recovered" plus various subheads (see). The text takes over a full column. The great article begins: "The latest performance in the grand carnival of crime whi... See More