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* President George Washington's death
Near the back of this issue under the section headed: "Obituary, with Anecdotes, of Remarkable Persons" is the very historic report of the death of George Washington. Beginning with the date of his death, the 14th, the obituary reads in part: ".... At his seat at Mount Vernon, i... See More
WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Oct. 11, 1800 Mostly literary items but a few news tidbits as well. Some items headed: "The Fate of Genius" "Humanity Worthy of a Prince" "Shipwreck" & more.
Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 13, 1807 The ftpg. has a lengthy letter: "To Thomas Jefferson, President of the U. States" from people of New Orleans, concerning the fine conduct of General Wilkinson, with mention of Aaron Burr, etc. Page 3 has a letter to capt. John Cox of the Washington Cavalry, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The National Intelligencer, Aug. 24, 1808, U.S. Gazette for the Country, Feb. 9, 1809; Boston Gazette, July 12, 1804; New England Palladium, Jan. 1, 1802; and New York Herald, Dec. 8, 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 newspape... See More
COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, May 1, 1811 (No. 122)
* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper
This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.
In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his ... See More
THE WAR, New York, Aug. 8, 1812
* General William Hull proclamation
* To the inhabitants of Canada
Page 2 begins with "OFFICIAL - By William Hull...A Proclamation" to the inhabitants of Canada which includes near the beginning: "After 30 years of peace & prosperity the United States have been driven to arms...left them no alternative but manly resistance or uncondit... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 21, 1812 The front page begins with a "Message from the President to Congress, signed: James Madison. Inside includes; "West Florida" "Russia & Spain" "Privateering" "Important Discovery" being perpetual motion; "The Slave Trade" and more. Near the back is over a full page on: "Events o... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 28, 1814
* War of 1812 original reading
Inside has over 3 1/2 pages under the heading: "Events of the War" with much reporting on the on-going War of 1812 Among various subheads are: "Paper Battles" "Military" "A Flag of Truce"; a letter signed in type by General John Floyd with his brigade orders beginn... See More
* America's first parachutist
* 1st parachute jump in U.S.
* M. Charles Guille
The bottom of the front page has the beginning of a report on the first manned parachute (made from a balloon) headed: "Mr. Guilles Ascension". It includes in part: "The scene was interesting beyond all expectation. At an early hour in th
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Sept. 17, 1819 The front page has: "The Texas Expedition" datelined from Port Gibson, Mississippi, which includes: "We copy...the 'Declaration of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Texas. We wish well to the cause of the revolutionists in that quarter...because we believe a successful revolution...will be an incalculable blessing to an oppressed peo... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 1, 1820 The back page has a Treaty between the United States and the Chippewa nation of Indians, headed with a heraldic eagle. A very unusual item as it is very lengthy with much detail on the land involved, and nearly a column taken up with Indians signatures with their "X" marks (see). This was the Treaty of Saginaw (see hyperlink f... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 13, 1820
* Early United States Navy
Within this issue are: "Rules & Regulations of the Navy" which take over a full page; "Constitution of Spain" which continues into the 8 page "Supplement" issue.
Complete in 24 pages scattered foxing, nice condition.
As noted in Wikipedia: "Niles edited an... See More
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, a group of four consecutive issues dated Sept. 15, 19, 22, 26, 1820. Each issue contains a rather lengthy report on: 'Missouri And Slavery" which continues through each issue. A wealth of reading on this controversial issue from not long after the Missouri Compromise.
Four pages each issue, one issue has a corner missing with no text loss, nice condition.... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 19, 1829
* Early Davy Crockett mention
In the reports from Congress is discussion of land in Tennessee, which includes: "...but after a brief debate Mr. Crockett's resolution was agreed to. The following are the names of the select committee, Messrs. Crockett, Evans of Me. Tracy, Polk, Hawkins, and Grennell..." and more.
Among ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, September 8, 1832
* Very early report on the Mormons
* Detailed 1830 census report
Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 3, 1834
* Rare Davy Crockett report
* Andrew Jackson
An inside page has a fascinating item extolling the oratory abilities of Colonel Davy Crockett in Congress, reading in part: "...And so the debate run on, as water runs down a hill, or the fountain flows in front of the capitol--but there was not much in it--till col. Crockett arose. N... See More
A lot of 4 issues from Washington, D.C., all dated from the 1820's through 1850's - from four different titles. They contain a wealth of both political and non-political news from the early period of our federal capital. All are complete and in good condition. Some foxing & minimal wear, generally in nice condition. The issues shown are representative of... See More
VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, July 10, 1839
* Early Mormons - Mormonism
* Slaves - Negroes - Slavery
Page 3 has a brief by early report on the Mormons which includes: "The Mormons have bought up many of the 'Half Breed claims' in Iowa & a competent agent is attempting to secure for them all the lands in the extensive tract of country known by that name...Many of the Mor... See More
THE LOG CABIN, New York, April 3, 1841
* William Henry Harrison near death
* Rare campaign title by Greeley
The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election, its success carrying over to many issues beyond the inauguration--including this one. Harrison's term was noted for its brevity, he surviving just one month i... See More
LOUISVILLE WEEKLY JOURNAL, Kentucky, May 5, 1841
* Rare antebellum title from Kentucky
* Illustrated slave advertisements
An early Kentucky newspaper from 20 years before the outbreak of the Civil War. Large folio size and complete in 4 pages, it contains a wealth of news of the day. Among the features would be the many interesting advertisements including four illustrated slave ads o... See More
THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, Sept. 28, 1844
* Rare high class community title
* Pre Civil War era
An uncommon title from this once-famous whaling town near the eastern end of Long Island, now more famous as a playground for the rich & famous who frequent the neighboring Hamptons. Page 3 has an ad supporting: "For President, Henry Clay, of Kentucky".
... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 10, 1845 Page three has: "Runaway Negroes" which includes: "A large gang of runaway negroes, from Charles county, Maryland, armed with clubs, scythes, &c., passed through the turnpike gate, two miles from this city, on the road leading to Rockville, on Tuesday morning, about one o'clock...When the armed citizens overtook the neg... See More
THE CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, June 3, 1846
* Rare title
The front page is entirely taken up with advertisements, while page 2 has several reports from the Mexican War including: "Matamoras Taken" "Later from the Army" 'and other items. Pages 3 & 4 are taken up with ads as well.
Four pages, great condition.... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 17, 1847 The front page has most of a column headed; "From The Army at Vera Cruz" reporting on the Mexican War, and which includes a detailed letter signed in type by: H. L. Scott. Also two appointments by the President, promotions for General Gideon J. Pillow and General John A. Quitman.
The back page has: "The Administration a... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 6, 1848
* Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career
This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote for the "Ten Regiment Bill" showing under the "nays" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others (see).
... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Philadelphia, July 5, 1848
* Mexican War ends
* Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
* Mexico - United States - Texas
After several years of prosecuting the Mexican War, it finally came to an end, notice of which is found on page 2 headed: "Proclamation of Peace--By the President of the United States of America" with the text of his Proclamation, follow... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 1848
* re. the Donner Party incident
* Abraham Lincoln as a unknown
The front page has an article: "California" with news from before gold was discovered, warning caution for emigrants traveling to Calif as: "...The fate of those who have taken the 'short cuts', it is said, ought to be a solemn warning. The horr... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1848
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
The front page has news on the Gold Rush headed: "From California", beginning: "In Upper California the gold excitement is on the increase..." with more (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 9, 1849 The ftpg. has one column heads: "Summer Travel--Avon Springs" and "From the Great Salt Lake and the Plains" the latter reporting on the travels of some Mormons to Utah.
Four pages, various creases, minor bottom margin tears, good condition.
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849
* President Zachary Taylor
* State of the Union Address
Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from "Congress" including several mention of "...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi..." which was Jefferson Davis, who would become the President of the Confederacy. Much of pages 4 and 5 are taken up with: "Th... See More
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 4, 1858
* Salt Lake City, Utah - Mormons
* Winslow Homer prints
The prime content would be the two full page Winslow Homer prints, captioned: "The Bathe At Newport" and "Picnicking In the Woods", along with the great two-thirds page illustration of: "Salt Lake City - Brigham Young's Harem and the Deseret Store&qu... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, a trio of issues dated March 4, April 9 & 13, 1859
* Daniel Sickles trial
* Philip Barton Key murder
The first use of a plea of temporary insanity by a criminal defendant made the Daniel Sickles case noteworthy in American legal history.
Daniel Sickles' murder of Philip Barton Key was the kind of crime that piqued the interest of many, captivating ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860
* Likely the most sought after slave ship print
* Much text re: slave ships
* Black Americana interest
The front page has a print captioned: "The Japanese Embassadors in Their State Costume" with a related article, but the prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on t... See More
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Sept. 17, 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 (see). The ftpg. also has a bit stating the newspaper: "...its earnest support to the Repu... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 11, 1861
* Start of the Civil War ?
Pages 4 & 5 have some nice column heads on the coming Civil War: "The Firing Into the Star of the West" "She Is Driven Out of the Harbor" "Patriotic Letter from Maj. Anderson" "War Upon The United States" "Preparations to Fire Into Her" "Seizure of Forts In Louisiana&qu... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 16, 1861 A very nice display issue for Valentine's Day as the entire front page is a handsome print titled: "Saint Valentine's Day" showing 6 vignettes (see).
Inside pages include a fullpg: "A ten-inch Mounted as a Mortar at Ft. Sumter"; a smaller print: "The Sally Port at Sumter--Interior"; a doublepage centerfold of... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 4, 1861
* President-elect Abraham Lincoln
* First Inauguration (day of)
* Dawn of the Civil War
Actually a rather notable issue as every issue we've had of New York titles for this date simply reported the plans for the inauguration as this was the day Lincoln was sworn in as President. But page 2 has a column headed: "EXTRA" with a datelin... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 9, 1861
* Perhaps the best graphic Lincoln newspaper to be had...
Most of the front page is taken up with a very nice print captioned: "Jefferson Davis, First President of the New Southern Confederacy" with a related article on him, carrying over to page 2. The front page also has text on: "Our Portrait of the Preside... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 27, 1861
* Near the beginning of the war
* Maryland - Pennsylvania map
* Alexandria, Virginia martial law
The front page is dominated by a very large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE SEAT OF WAR. The Strategical Points & Railroads in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania." Among the first column Heads are: "THE INSURRECTION&qu... See More
DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, August 28, 1861
* Very rare Confederate title from North Carolina
Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered.
There is much Civil War reporting in this issue, with a considerable Confederate bias. Among the front page reports are: "The Latest Dispatches From Washington" "... See More
DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, Sept. 2, 1861
* John C. Fremont's controversial "Emancipation Proclamation"
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War is General Fermont's very controversial Proclamation issued from St. Louis, Aug. 31, 1861. Fremont placed all of Missouri under martial law believing that slavery aided the guerrillas and that a direct strike at ... See More
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, January 13, 1862 Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has: "The Northern Congress--Important Discussion on the War--The Battle of Ball's Bluff--An Investigation Ordered--Slavery And The War" which takes over 2 columns. Also on the front page: "Notes Of The War" with subhe... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 15, 1862
* Fort Donelson Tennessee
* Roanoke Island North Carolina
The entire front page is taken up with ads, as was the format for the Tribune thru early 1862. The back page features a Civil War map headed: "Roanoke Island and Its Defenses", plus there is another Civil War map on page 5 headed: "Fort Donelson". There are many related on... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1862
* New Madrid, Missouri
* Hickman, Kentucky
The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The New Rebel Location on the Mississippi" at the border of Kentucky & Tennessee, showing Obionville, New Madrid, Hickman, Columbus, and more. There are many ftpg. column heads including: "The Enemy reported to be Concentrating at Chattanooga&quo... See More
THE MARYLAND NEWS SHEET, Baltimore.
* Uncommon title
Certainly one of the less common Civil War titles from the North. Here is a lot of six issues from February, 1862, each four pages, never bound nor trimmed, Civil War reports on the front page & some inside. Minor wear at the margins, minor foxing, generally good condition.
... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 12, 1862 The full ftpg. is taken up with advertisements, while most of page 3 is taken up with a huge & very detailed map with a banner headline in larger type than is commonly found: "THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN IN 1781" with a lengthy subhead (see). Various one column Civil War heads on pages 2, 4, 5 & 7.
Twelve pages, very nice condition.... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 12, 1862 The full ftpg. is taken up with advertisements, while most of page 3 is taken up with a huge & very detailed map with a banner headline in larger type than is commonly found: "THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN IN 1781" with a lengthy subhead (see). Various one column Civil War heads on pages 2, 4, 5 & 7.
Twelve pages, very nice condition.... See More
Four pages, nice condition.
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 24, 1863
* Thomas Nast on the Emancipation of Negroes
* Winslow Homer print
* Print of a slave pen - great contrast with the emancipation-themed print
* Reference to the infamous "Weeping Day" auction near Savannah, Georgia
This issue contains a full page by Winslow Homer: "Winter Quarters in Camp--The Inside of a Hut", and ... See More
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 28, 1863 Being the weekly edition the front page has a review of the "War News" and "General News" of the week, without the typical column heads. Various war reports inside as well.
Eight pages, irregular at the spine with minor loss of text.
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 3, 1863 Among the front page column heads are: "Another Naval Disaster" "Capture of the U.S. Gunboat Indianola by the Rebels" "Capture & Burning of the Ship Jacob Bell by the Florida" "Running the Wilmington, N.C., Blockade" "Resignation of General Sigel" and more.
Eight pages, bit irregular at the spine, generall... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 15, 1863
* Charleston SC South Carolina
* Jonesborough TN Tennessee
Among the front page one column Civil War heads include: "Details of the Siege of Charleston" "The Bombardment & Evacuation of Forts Wagner and Gregg" "Gen. Hardee Gathering Together the Vicksburgh Garrison" "A Victory Claimed in Tennessee" "The Ar... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 22, 1863
* Battle of Chickamauga
* Tennessee & Georgia
* In a Confederate title
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "The Situation" "Flag of Truce" "Important From Northern Georgia--Battle Between Generals Bragg and Rosecranz's Armies--Two Days Hard Fighting--Heavy Los... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 30, 1863 Among the ftpg. one column Civil War heads are: "Interesting From New Orleans" "The Good Health of the City" "The Mississippi Marauders" "From Charleston Harbor" "Description of the Rebel Works" "Honors to Gen. Gilmore" "Destitution of the Florida's Crew" and more.
Eight pages, nice cond... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Dec. 26, 1863 As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "The Military Situation" reporting news from the various theaters of the war, & includes: "...What will be the future of Gene... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, March 26, 1864
* General Ulysses S. Grant
* Officially becomes commander
* President Abraham Lincoln
As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. The entire front page is taken up with: "The Military Situation" giv... See More
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, Charleston, South Carolina, April 13, 1864
* From the origin of the Civil War
This is one of just a few titles in the South which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline (see). Among the ftpg. articles are: "From Richmond--Good News From Mobile--Defeat of Banks' Army--Great Loss of the Enemy" "From Dalton. Arr... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1864
* Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends
The prime feature of this issue is the nice ftpg. Civil War map headed: "IMPORTANT OPERATIONS ON RED RIVER--Release of the Union Gunboats--Splendid Achievement of Lt. Colonel Bailey of the 19th Army Corps".
Among the front page column heads: "GRANT!"... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 2, 1864
* General William T. Sherman
* Confederate states map
* Atlanta GA Georgia
Three-quarters of the front page is taken up with a huge and very detailed Civil War map, with a banner heading: "THE WAR IN GEORGIA--GEN. SHERMAN'S APPROACH TO ATLANTA". There are also one column heads including; "Sherman's Progress" "Joe Johnsto... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1864 Among the ftpg. one column heads on the Civil War are: "Rebel News" "Affairs in Front of Petersburgh" "Rebel Jubilation Over the Maryland Raid" "The Prospect at Atlanta" "Rebel Criticism of General Grant" "Gen. Grant's Army", "The Sherman's Army" and more.
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Aug. 10, 1864
* From the origin of the Civil War
Various ftpg. reports on the Civil War include: "Inglorious Tidings From Mobile" "Credit For Victory" "The Crew of the Alabama" "Our Counter-Mining at Petersburg" "Hunter's Atrocities in the Valley of Virginia" "South Carolina Troops Engage... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 9, 1864
* Clinton, East Feliciana Parish , Louisiana
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "From New Orleans" "Progress of Operations Against Mobile" "Clinton Occupied By Our Forces" "Gen. Grant's Army" "Sheridan's Army" "Brown University" and more.
Eight pages, nice conditi... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Sept. 17, 1864
* Rare military title
* Naval diagram
* Black troops & more
As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "The Campaign In Virginia" and "The Shenandoah Valley&quo... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 7, 1865 The full front page shows: "Sergeant Helmes Raising the Colors of the 107th New York Regiment Over the Capitol at Milledgeville, Georgia".
A wealth of prints in this issue including: "The Principal Part of the City of Savannah, Georgia" "Map of Wilmington Harbor, N.C." Destruction of the Depots, Public Buildings, a... See More
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 14, 1865
* Negroes in the Union armies
* Confederacy collapsing
Not only a nice Confederate newspaper but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has much on the Civil War with items headed: "The War News" which includes reports from various fields of operation; "The Courts" "Consolidation" &quo... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 23, 1865
* Wilmington NC North Carolina
* Robert E. Lee made commander-in-chief
* Final months of the Civil War
Among the front page one column Civil War heads are: "FROM WILMINGTON", "Reported Evacuation of the City", "Thirty Millions Worth of Cotton Fired by the Rebels", "The Tallahassee & Chickamauga Destroyed", &quo... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 27,1865
* Fort Caswell, Oak Island NC
* Smithville North Carolina
* Final months of the Civil War
Among the ftpg. one column heads are: "From Fort Fisher" "The Blowing Up of Fort Caswell by the Rebels" "Evacuation of Forts Campbell & Shaw" "Smithville Captured by Our Forces" "Capture of 83 More Cannon" a... See More
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, March 3, 1865
* Rare & famous anti-slavery title
* Slave auction illustration - Civil War era
* Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by William Lloyd Garrison, which features a very decorative and slave-themed masthead which shows a scene of slaves being auctioned, and a scene of slaves being liberated (s... See More
THE PITTSBURGH COMMERCIAL, April 7, 1865
* Confederates falling apart
* Nearing the end of war
* Lee's surrender a few days away
* Abraham Lincoln's assassination a week away
A great issue with a wealth of front page column heads on the closing days of the Civil War as seen in the photos, including: "RICHMOND!" "Deplorable Condition of the City" "THE... See More
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, June 3, 1865
* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Trial of the conspirators - assassins
The top of page 2 has: "The Great Conspiracy" with talk on those who conspired to kill Lincoln, plus other end-of-war items as well. The top of page4 has; "Trial Of The Conspirators" "The Proceedings On Friday" "Evidence For... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, July 26, 1865
* Government to buy Ford's Theater ?
* Andersonville Prison - Henry Wirz
Page 5 has an item with small head: "Ford's Theater" concerning the possibility of the government buying it or renting it (see). Also on pg. 5: "Base Ball" "Keystone of Philadelphia vs. Mutual of New York" with much text & a box score.
Page ... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 27, 1865
* Powder River Expedition (1865)
* Andersonville prison trial - Henry Wirz
Among the front page column heads are: "A Pardoned Rebel Lawyer" " "Refuses To Take the Test Oath" "The Confiscation Act" & more, with pg. 4 having; "THE WERZE TRIAL" "Werze Receipts For Sanitary Stores" "... See More
THE WORLD, New York, April 3, 1866
* Civil War officially ends
The top of the first column of the front page has the historic announcement of the official end of the Civil War with the headings: "PROCLAMATION" "By the President of the United States" "The Sword Sheathed" "Peace-Law-Liberty", which also deals with the reconstruction of the... See More
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 22, 1866 Page 4 has: "Our Base Ball Illustration", a portrait of: "W. F. Williams, B. B. Club, Washington D. C." which includes a biographical sketch of him, a pitcher for the National Club of Washington. About his pitching the biography notes: "...Mr. Williams's prominent physical attribute as a player is his great... See More
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 11, 1869
* Transcontinental Railroad completed... very historic!
The front page has a report beginning: "The junction of the Union with the Central Pacific Railroad, at Promontory Point, Utah, was effected yesterday, and there is now railroad communication across the continent. The event was celebrated by jubilant demonstrations in various ... See More
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 11, 1871 The prime print would be the very nice full page print: "The Fourteenth Of February" showing the mailman at the door with envelopes, with expectant girls (see). Other prints include: "Hoisting the German Flag on Mont Valerien" with other war-related prints, and the centerfold shows: "The Last Sortie from Paris--Prussian... See More
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 10, 1872 The prime print would be the very nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "Valentine's Day: 'Oh! Here Is The Postman!". Other prints include: "Sketches In the Bank of England" "Sketches in Rome: Basilica of St. Clement" "Townshall at Larne, Ireland" and much more.
Complete in 24 pages, great condit... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, April 12, 1873
* RMS Atlantic wreck
* Brigham Young
The front page has: "THE ATLANTIC" "Valuables Found on the Bodies of Victims, and Now in the Hands of Magistrates", as well as: "Utah" "Brigham Young Going to Arizona--A Cook Shot by a Desperado" beginning: "It is known that Brigham Young will resign the Presidency of the U... See More
DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, April 27, 1873
* Rare Old west title
The ftpg. has column heads: "CHINESE LABOR" "The great Problem that Confronts Us" Not Only White Labor But White Capital in Danger" "At the Way Things are Going On, the State Will be Half Chinese in Ten Years" "What Shall We Do About It?" Also on the ftpg: &q... See More
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, June 14, 1873
* Modoc War - Indians - Lava Beds
The top of the ftpg. has column heads on the Modoc Indian War: "THE MODOCS" "Interview With Captain Jack & Others" as well as: "Execution In Kentucky" "Destructive Fire in Cincinnati" and more.
Four pages, large folio size, bit irregular at the spin... See More
DUTCH FLAT FORUM, Placer County, California, November 18, 1875
* Rare Old West title
Dutch Flat is located mid-way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, near Interstate Highway 80. Famous for its hydraulic mines, from which many tons of gold were taken, for its lumber industry, its role in creating the Central Pacific Railroad, and for its large Chinese community, Dutch Flat remains one o... See More
WELDON & LEONARD'S REAL ESTATE CIRCULAR & PRICE LIST, San Francisco, California, March 1, 1876
* Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton founding
The ftpg. has: "Another Monument" which begins: "When James Lick executed his deed of gift, donating his immense property to various benevolent & scientific societies of this state, he provided that $750,000 should be ... See More
THE DAILY PEOPLE'S CAUSE, Red Bluff, California, March 18, 1876 An interesting title from Northern California. Quite scarce as well, as we only have a few issues. Various news & ads of the day, mostly local.
Four pages, some stains near the bottom, very nice condition.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 15, 1876
* President Ulysses S. Grant
Page four has the text of the letter President Ulysses S. Grant wrote to the children and youth of America at the request of the editor of The Sunday School Times for insertion into the Centennial Edition. The letter emphasizes the importance of the Bible in regards to life and liberty: "My advice to Sunday Schools, no... See More
* Custer Massacre - Indians
* George Armstrong Custer
* Battle of Little Bighorn
Page 2 contains a very nice & lengthy account of the Custer Massacre, headed: "THE INDIAN WAR" "A Disastrous Defeat of Gen. Custer's Command by the Indians--Three Hundred & Fifteen Soldiers Kill
* General George Custer's massacre
* Long Branch NJ New Jersey scenes
Beginning on the front page is a 14 page article: "Life At Long Branch" that has 13 illustrations of various beach scenes & notable landmarks, including "President Grant's Cottage" & the "Monmouth Race Course&... See More
THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Jan. 29, 1877
* Younger Brothers gang
* Stillwater, Minnesota
Page 5 has a nice article: "COLE YOUNGER - Painting Pails In the Minnesota State Prison--The Transgressor's Road" which begins: "This is the home of the Younger brothers. Naturally the Northfield trio were the much sought after of the convicts yesterday..." with mo... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 24, 1877
* Younger Brothers gang
The top of pg. 2 has column heads: "The Younger Boys" "How The Reward For Their Capture Was Divided--The Question Decided in the Courts".
Eight pages, nice condition.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Aug. 10, 1878 This title was a totally separate, stand-alone publication from the more well-known SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. The outer green wrapper, rarely present, is included and is extremely decorative. The entire front page is on: "The Art Of Preserving The Eyesight" carrying over to pg. 2 as well. The ftpg. has 5 related illustrations. A gr... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 7, 1878
* Statue of Liberty construction
* Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
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 d... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 12, 1878
* Mauch Chunk PA Pennsylvania (Jim Thorpe)
* Early Alaska scenes
The full ftpg. is a political cartoon showing Ben Butler (see photo). Among the prints within are: "Mauch Chunk, Pa." "Pennsylvania--An Autumn View of Mauch Chunk, the 'Switzerland of America' & its Attractions". This town would be re... See More
THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California, October 26, 1878
* Rare Old West title
* Gold mining town
* Sierra County
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 th... See More
WOODLAND STANDARD, California, October 4, 1879
* Still publishing over 120 years later
* Original Old West item
* Uncommon title
An interesting and quite uncommon newspaper from this town just 15 miles northwest of Sacramento. It was formerly known as Yolo City. Various news of the day, including many tidbits from the West as well as some literary items and a wealth of ads--many of w... See More
THE DIXON TRIBUNE, California, Jan. 10, 1880
* Rare Old West title
This is a town in Solano, not far from Sacramento. It was originally meant to be named Dixsonville after a local land developer, but a shipment of merchandise from San Francisco arrived in 1872 mistakenly addressed to “Dixon,” and the new spelling has been used since.
Various news & curious tidbits of t... See More
CHICO SEMI-WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, California, Sept. 17, 1880
* Rare Old West title
This town was founded in 1860 at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley in Butte Country, Northern California. Contains a wide range of articles both local & national, plus a wealth of advertisements. Some of the ads are illustrated.
Four pages, minor margin tears, a news agents' stamp in the mas... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1882 Perhaps the most interesting item in this issue is just a small, inconspicuous item on page 3 under the "Personal" column reading: "Sojourner Truth writers to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, in reference to recent published paragraphs of her having a fine home, and her having made a will, etc. She says she has made no will, owns no... See More
THE MESSENGER, Montrose, Colorado, July 6, 1882 An exceedingly rare title from Southwestern Colorado, as not only did this newspaper only last 8 years, but only 7 issues are held by any American institution, none of this date. We purchased the few holdings of the only other institution which once had issues.
Four pages, nice condition. This is the volume 1, number 7 issue.
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, June 20, 1883
* Outlaw Frank James
* Jesse James gang
* Gallatin, Missouri trial
The top of pg. 2 has column heads: "FRANK JAMES" "The Trial of the Missouri Bandit Postponed to the Third Monday in August" "Owing to the Absence of Material Witnesses for the Defense--Murderous Cattle Thieves--Beaten to Death by Drunken Roughs... See More
DENVER TRIBUNE, Colorado, Dec. 3, 1883 The top of the ftpg. has: "Geological Report to Congress on the Wonderful Comstock Lode" "Its enormous Yield--How It is Worked--Other Leads, Which May Be Bonanzas" "Miners in the Comstock Hot Workings Who Are Healthy Epicures" "$306,000,000 in Bullion Taken Out".
Eight pages, an old tape mend at the bottom margin... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 26, 1884
* SS City of Columbus shipwreck disaster
The full front page shows: "The Wreck of the Steamship 'City of Columbus' On the Rocks Off Gay Head...". Inside has: "Pennsylvania--Terrible catastrophe near Bradford...a Railway passenger train engulfed in burning oil..."; a half page with four: "Views in A... See More
* Buffalo Bill Cody
* Colorado mining
The front page has: "Men of Brains" with a large print of the: "Annual Meeting of the Iron & Steel Institute at Manchester". Inside has half a page taken up with: "Wind-Up Of The Wild West" "A talk with Col. Cody About His Wonderful Success--What He Has To Say... See More
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, Aug. 4, 1890
* William Francis Kemmler
* 1st electric chair execution
The top of the front page has column heads: "NO INVITATIONS YET" "The chances Are That Kemmler's Execution Will Take Place About Thursday" "Arrangements Made by the Metropolitan Dallies to Get the First News Possible" "A Delicate Point of Law R... See More
DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, October 22, 1890 Just what we hope to find on the front page of a newspaper from the Old West is in this issue: "Daring Robbery" "The Watchman Gagged & Bound and $2000 Secured" with some details. Not a lengthy nor conspicuous report, but great to have in this title.
Other news of the day with many interesting adve... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion of t... See More
PUCK, New York, Jan. 18, 1893
* Color political prints - cartoons
Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as ... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 16, 1893
* Adolph L. Sanger - Jewish
* Grover Cleveland inauguration
* "Baby Ruth" - candy bar fame
Of special interest is installment #6 of "Notable Jews - Adolph L. Sanger" which also includes a photograph of him. This is a series which ran in Leslie's for much of the year (others available: inquire).
Also of ... See More
SEMI-WEEKLY GAZETTE AND BULLETIN, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, June 20, 1893
* Lizzie Borden murder trial
* Woman hatchet killings
The top of page 6 has column heads on the infamous Lizzie Borden murder trial: "BORDEN CASE NEARING THE END" "The Defense Closes Its Testimony" "An Adjournment Until Monday" "Miss Emma Borden, Sister of the Accused, Denies... See More
OMAHA SUNDAY BEE, Nebraska, Oct. 15, 1893
* Vigilant vs. Valkyrie II
Page 3 has a detailed report of the famous America's Cup sailing race, the column headed: "IT WAS AN EXCITING RACE" "Last of the Contests for the Great International Trophy" "Vigilant Won, By Only 40 Seconds" and more (see). The articles takes two-third... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 20, 1894 Ftpg. has three illus: "New Optical Lantern And Electric Lamp" a device used in photo-lithography and copying, micro photography, for theatrical effects & any application where artificial light was desired. This articles carries to an inside page where is a print of the: "Dissolving View Lantern" (see).
Sixteen pages, neve... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1897 The full front page is a nice illustration of early bicyclists racing: "Well Bunched" by famed artiest A.B. Frost.
Inside has a full pg: "Newport's Brilliant Summer Fete - Scenes in the Harbor During the night Illumination."; a full page: "Francois Felix Faure, President of the French Republic, at Home."; three... See More
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTIONAL, Georgia, December 12, 1898 The front page announces: "Garcia Dies Just As Cuba Is Freed" "Pneumonia Causes the Death of the Valiant Warrior" "Unconscious At The Last" "In His Dying Moments He Was Fighting Over the Battles of His Life for His Country" "Native of Island He Loved So Well" which also includes illustrat... See More