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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
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
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
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
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
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849 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: "The President's Message", being the annual state of the... See More
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
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
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
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 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 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
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. 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
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 22, 1864
* Rare rebel title
Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Yankees at New Kent Court House" "The Yankee Raid in Westmoreland & Richmond Counties" "The Currency Bill" "From General Johnston's Army" "Spirit of the Arm... 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
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
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 16, 1864
* Southern rebels losing hope
* Atlanta GA Georgia capture
Among the ftpg. one column Civil War heads are: "Southern News" "Desperate Straits of the Rebel Armies" "The Wailings Over Atlanta" "Heavy Losses in the Evacuation" "The Situation in Virginia, Georgia & Alabama" "Gen. Grant's Army&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
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, Aug. 23, 1865
* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter
* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia
Among the front pg. column heads are: "Trial of The Demon Werze" "Contradictory Statements on This Point" "The Trial Of Jeff. Davis" "A Letter From the Arch-Traitor" "He Cannot Imagine the Charges Against Him" "A Plan to ... 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
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, 1868-1869 A lot of thirty issues of this nice daily newspaper from Philly filled with various news of the day. Each complete in 8 pages, generally very nice condition but a few might be a bit 2nd rate with some stains and/or tears, or partially loose at the spine. A nice lot with a wealth of content from shortly after the Civil War.
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
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.
* 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
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.
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 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.
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
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