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Item #559604GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, 1802-1803 A lot of 5 issues offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitioned away from Federalist policy. Nice condition. The images show an example of the condition and look of the issues you will receive, but actually dates vary within the years noted.... See More
Item #180083COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, 1807-1809 A lot of 10 issues of this popular title from the "Hub City". All have the subscriber's name written in the margin above the masthead, some minor edge tears, a few scattered stains, and occasional foxing, but overall quite nice.
May 11, 1810
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 11, 1810 Page 3 contains a detailed building code notice for Washington, D.C., signed in type by the President: James Madison (see). Nice item on early restrictions for buildings in the capital city. Also a "Thirty Dollars Reward" for 3 runaway slaves, and another similar on pg. 3 and yet another on pg. 4.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
June 26, 1812
THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 26, 1812 The top of the front page has: "An Act Declaring War between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the dependencies thereof, and the United States of America ..." signed in type: James Madison, followed by the list of "Yeas and Nays" in Congress in voting for the final passage declaring war. Th... See More
September 26, 1812
THE WAR, New York, Sept. 26, 1812
* Siege of Detroit - surrender
* Battle of Fort Detroit
* William Hull
One-third of the front page is headed: "GEN. HULL'S Official Statement" being his prefacing comments concerning the much lengthier & very detailed report which fills the balance of the ftpg. & almost all of pg. 2, being General Hull's official report on h... See More
December 16, 1812
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Dec. 16, 1812
* USS United States vs. HMS Macedonian
Reports include a letter signed by Go. Washington dated at Morristown, May 17th, 1777. "Army of the North" is a letter from Plattsburgh; war reports from Montpelier, Canadaigua, Johnstown & Boston. Also a detailed letter signed by: Stephen Decatur, concerning his naval victo... See More
NILES' REGISTER, Baltimore, 1820's - 1830's A lot of 20 different issues within the noted date range, all complete and each containing 16 pages.... See More
Niles Register was a very famous, small-size newspaper which excellent political reporting--not surprising given its proximity to Washington, D.C.--in addition to carrying a wealth of news events from across the country. It publishe
Niles Register was a very famous, small-size newspaper which excellent political reporting--not surprising given its proximity to Washington, D.C.--in addition to carrying a wealth of news events from across the country. It publishe
March 20, 1820
NORTH GEORGIA GAZETTE AND WINTER CHRONICLE, the complete set of 21 issues bound in a volume including the half-title, First edition.
A weekly newspaper edited by Edward Sabine and written by members of the first Parry expedition (1819-1820) while at their winter quarters at Winter Harbour on Melville Island during them attempt to discover a North West Passage. It was circulated among the men in m... See More
October 30, 1829
NEW YORK AMERICAN, Oct. 30, 1829 Near the top of page 3 is a: "Map of Constantinople" with some related text (see). Unusual to find maps in newspapers of such an early date.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition.
April 4, 1832
BADGERS WEEKLY MESSENGER, Clinton Hall, New York, April 4, 1832 The back page has a 2 3/4 inch by 4 inch engraving of "Buonaparte's House, at Longwood, St. Helena" which includes a detailed description.
Four pages, a hole in the masthead and at the top of the second leaf cause unrelated loss.
November 14, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 14, 1835
* Texas Revolution beginning
* Mexican Republic dissolved
The top of the front page begins: "There are various rumors & reports from Texas--and some accounts of actual collision between its inhabitants & the Mexican troops...We feel much interest in the successful vindication & defense of their just rights by the p... See More
September 24, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1836
* Commonwealth v. Aves
* Boston slave girl - Med Slater
* Transportation of slaves
The ftpg. has an item on the interment of Aaron Burr's remains. Inside has four pages of text concerning: "The Boston Save Case", being the case of the slaver girl Med. See Wikipedia for much more on this historic case, which establis... See More
October 29, 1842
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, England, October 29, 1842
* Writer Charles Dickens
The front page features an article: "Recreations of the People" and an illustration: "Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park" with fox hunters. Inside has: "A Whale in the Thames"; "Boz's Description of the Falls of Niagara" (this was Charles Dickens) which contai... See More
Item #180000WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 50 issues, with at least 10 different titles, dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition--not a damaged lot. No pulpish newspapers! A great value. If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 10 folders for this lot.
Item #559650WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT (2nd rate - not damaged) of 50 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896. All are in 2nd rate condition (none damaged) with at least 7 different titles. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, more than normal foxing ad wear, but will not have missing pages, cut-outs, etc. A great lot for a dealer or someone wishing to begin a collection when c... See More
March 15, 1851
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 15, 1851
* 1st America's Cup close
* Construction of yacht "America"
The front page contains what is perhaps the earliest print of the American yacht named "America" to be found, captioned: "Yacht Building at New York to Compete with the English Yachts at Cowes". At this early point in its construction... See More
Item #559606OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, 1850-1856 A lot of four issues in mixed condition, all with a great masthead and with at least some westward-expansion themed reporting and/or advertising. One of the more decorative mastheads of the era. Four pages, some fold wear, edge tears, etc. All issues are complete and are offered at a significant discount over their single issue pri... See More
April 8, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 8, 1854 This was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time, preceding the famed Harper's Weekly by 6 years. The ftpg. has a nice graphic items concerning "Thomas Jefferson" with a nice view of Monticello as well. Prints inside include "An Inca of Peru" "An Indian Campo or Ante" with 3 more prints of Indians in ... See More
Item #636876HARPER'S WEEKLY -- the first year: 1857 A lot of 6 issues but all in '2nd rate' condition. Very few illustrations from this initial year.
April 18, 1857
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 18, 1857
* Transatlantic telegraph cable
Inside has 2 pages on the: "Manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable" with 6 prints. Other prints in this issue as well.
Sixteen pages, some wear at the margins, generally good.
August 26, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 26, 1858
* Post Utah War - Mormons
* Misery among the settlers
Page 4 has three-quarters of a column headed: "The Breaking Up of Mormonism--Condition of Affairs in Utah" which begins: "The ignorance, misery and destitution on the part of the people, and the folly, rascality and greed on the part of the leaders of the Mormons in Utah, which have bee... See More
August 6, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 6, 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 includes a print of: "The Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass." with text on it, the oldest public museum in the United Sta... See More
February 20, 1861
THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, February 20, 1861
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Inauguration - inaugural address
Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry ... See More
September 12, 1861
LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, May 15, 1861
* Rare pro-Confederate title
Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confederate & the "Journal&q... See More
Item #180049(10) The CIVIL WAR: a lot of 10 issues all (NON)-New York titles from during the Civil War and all have war reports. A great set for a reseller or for someone looking to obtain authentic Civil War newspapers at a discounted price, and all are in average or better condition.
January 11, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 11, 1862 The full front page is a print captioned: "Sinking The Stone Fleet In Charleston Harbor". Inside has a full page: "The Battle of Dranesville" l full page with 6 prints of: "In & About Port Royal, South Carolina"; a full page with 2 prints of: "The Defenses of Washington--Fort Lyon, on the Heights of Huntin... See More
August 30, 1862
NEW YORK ARGUS, New York City, Aug. 30, 1862
* Famous Abraham Lincoln letter
* Horace Greeley
A quite rare title, perhaps the first we have offered? Page 5 has one of the more famous letters from Abraham Lincoln being his reply to Horace Greeley's editorial of August 20, "A Prayer of Twenty Millions" (see the hyperlink for this), which urged emancipation. Lincoln replies... See More
November 28, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 28, 1862
* Fredericksburg Virginia VA
* General Ambrose Burnside
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Army Operations In Virginia" "Fredericksburgh Not Occupied by the Rebels in Force" "Visit of the President to Gen. Burnside" "From Harper's Ferry - A Successful Raid into Secessia" "THANKSGIVING" "... See More
Item #632749ALL THE YEAR ROUND, London, 1863 This was a weekly periodical "Conducted By Charles Dickens", as noted in the masthead. Filled with various literary content, this issue contains 24 pages is in very nice, clean condition, 6 by 9 1/4 inches. Nice to have the "Charles Dickens" name in the title. (see).
Disbound without wrappers. The image is an example of the look of ... See More
Item #636873HARPER'S WEEKLY A Civil War era lot of 5 issues in very good condition. This lot offers an excellent illustrated and textual view of this critical period in American history, at a significantly reduced price from their individual values. All issues are complete in 16 pages and include many prints suitable for framing.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets a... See More
February 3, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, February 3, 1864
* Rare rebel title
A newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states, the city through which all news reports flowed during the Civil War. The front page has much on the war with items headed: "From the Blackwater Region" "The Enemy at New Bern, North Carolina" "From Charleston" "Arrest of Ex-Se... See More
March 7, 1864
LYNCHBURG VIRGINIAN, March 7, 1864
* Rare Confederate title
A quite uncommon Confederate title, only the 2nd we have offered in many years. Among the reports: "The Late Raids" "The Enemy Around Richmond--Butler's Advance Up the Peninsula" "Sherman's Expedition" "The Yankee Congress" "More of the Raiders Captured" "Object of... See More
July 12, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1864
* Invasion of the North
* The Rebel Pirateship Florida
* Magnolia, Maryland
The ftpg. has one column Civil War heads including: "THE INVASION" "Daring Acts of the Raiders" "The Railroad Trains Captured at Magnolia" "Rebels Raiding Around" "The Rebels in Strong Force Near Washington" "The Pirate... See More
October 1, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 1, 1864
* Battle of Chaffin's Farm
* Richmond & Petersburg, Virginia
* Benjamin F. Butler
The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "THE ADVANCE ON RICHMOND. Successful Attack on the Southside Railroad Defences" showing much detail from Richmond south to Weldon.
The first column has Civil War heads including: "RICHMOND" &q... See More
October 19, 1864
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, Oct. 19, 1864
* Very rare Civil War title
* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow
W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the pres... See More
November 5, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 5, 1864 The full front page is a nice print of: "Phil Sheridan's Ride to the Front." showing him on horseback. Inside has a full page print: "Union Refugees Coming Into the Federal Lines" and half page prints: "Adams Express Office at City Point, Virginia, on Pay Day" "Valley Of the Shenandoah--Paying Sheridan's T... See More
November 11, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1864
* Arming Negroes ?
* Jefferson Davis
Fully half of the front page and a bit of the bkpg. are taken up with: "Jefferson Davis's Message" before the Senate and House of Representatives of the Confederate States of America (see photos for small portions).
There is considerable detail on the struggles of the Confederacy, particularly during ... See More
December 23, 1864
THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Dec. 23, 1864
* VERY RARE
Among the reports are: "Evacuation of Savannah" "Legislature of South Carolina" "The Fall of Cleburne" "Brigadier General Strahl" "General Gist" "From the North" " and more.
Complete as a single sheet issue with a full banner masthead, never... See More
Item #153123ADVOCATE FAMILY GUARDIAN, New York, 1865 A rather ornate & decorative masthead in this small newspaper, filled primarily with literary & womanly concerns. Edited by Mrs. Sarah R. Bennett of the "American Female Guardian Society". Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will be from 1865 & will have the format shown. Measures approximately 11 by ... See More
July 22, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 22, 1865 The full front page is a print captioned: "A British Midshipman Restoring the American Eagle in Front of the United States Legation at Honolulu, Sandwich Islands".
But the prime content in this issue is the somber full page print captioned: "Execution of the Conspirators at Washington" which shows four of them hanging from the... See More
September 19, 1865
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 19, 1865
* Ordinance of secession repealed
Among the ftpg. column heads: "Counterfeiting Government Currency" "Office Seekers From the South" "The Free Labor System in Missouri & Alabama" "South Carolina--Repeal of the Ordinance of Secession" and more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, archival repair to ... See More
October 24, 1866
SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 24, 1866
* Wild Old West
* Rare title
Among the articles are: "The Shadows of the Future" "The Case of Horse-Stealing" "How Some People Live" "California Fruit at the World's Fair" & so much more.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.
Item #180026THE CIRCULAR or AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, 1870's A lot of 10 issues from this well-known socialist "commune" (of Oneida flatware/silverware fame) from the post-Civil War 19th century. All are in great condition. Small folio size, 4 pages.
Item #636875HARPER'S WEEKLY lot of 7 issues of the 1870's-1880's each with a full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon, and other Nast or non-Nast prints inside. A blend of 1st rate and better than 2nd rate issues. A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
December 15, 1875
SKANDINAVIENS STJERNE, "Organ for de Sidste-Dages Hellige", Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 15, 1875 The subtitle above translates to: "Organ for the Body of Latter-Day Saints", meaning this is a quite rare Mormon periodical for the Mormon community in Denmark. American Mormon missionaries were sent to Denmark in 1850 and made significant inroads in converting many Scandinavian... See More
December 25, 1875
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 25, 1875 Inside has a full page with six prints captioned: "The Hebrew Fair at Gilmore's Garden...In Aid of the Mount Sinai Hospital..." plus a related article on the facing page.
Also within: "New York City--The Car-Drivers' Coffee Room, Corner of 7th Ave. and 50th Street..." and a full pg. with 3: "Scene... See More
June 24, 1876
THE SOUTH, New York, June 24, 1876 A curious newspaper calling itself "A Journal of Southern Progress" which focused on advocating the virtues of life in the South, & a publication: "...through which the people of the North & of other lands should become better acquainted with the South...". The entire ftpg. is taken up with a nice print of: "Independen... See More
October 6, 1876
THE MAINE STANDARD, Augusta, Oct. 6, 1876
* General George Armstrong Custer
With the Custer massacre just over 3 months old, the front page has an interesting article: "Story of Gen. Custar's (sic) Courtship", with much detail.
Four pages, large size, never bound nor trimmed, 2 folds, bit of foxing. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
... See More
September 4, 1878
THE ADVANCE, Red Wing, Minnesota, Sept. 4, 1878 Page 2 has: "Treaty With Indians" which begins: "Generals Howard, Wheaton, Sawhille...met Indian chiefs at Umatilla, Oregon & had a general pow-wow...". Also: "A Missouri Daytime Bank Robbery" which has much on a robbery in Concordia, Minnesota including: "...three men entered the bank...jumped over the co... See More
Item #180015A lot of 10 "OLD WEST" newspapers from California, dating in the 1870's through 1890's, and priced at a bargain due to edge tears, mends, wear, etc. which makes them somewhat 2nd-rate. The set will contain at least 5 different titles, and no two issues will have the same date. A nice opportunity for a mini-set of different "Wild West" titles at a significantly reduced p... See More
Item #559506SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York A lot of 36 2nd-rate issues from 1880's and 1890's, containing many photos or illustrations, providing a nice look at the latest inventions and scientific improvements of the 19th century. Offered at a discount due to minor imperfections (slight staining, edge tears, library ink stamps, etc.) making them 2nd-rate.
July 22, 1881
CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Ohio, July 22, 1881
* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang
* Rock Island railroad train robbery
* Chief Sitting Bull surrenders
* Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux
The front page has: "Sitting Bull & His People Surrender to Maj. Brotherton" "Arms & Ponies Turned Over to the Government--Details".
A great page 3 report is headed: "HANDS UP&quo... See More
July 6, 1882
BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 6, 1882
* Charles Guiteau execution (1st report)
* President James Garfield murderer
Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports concerning the execution of Charles Guiteau, the man who assassinated President James Garfield. First column heads include: "JUSTICE DONE" "The President's Assassin Executed" "Thrilling Scenes Witnessed Durin... See More
February 3, 1883
OURAY TIMES, Colorado, Feb. 3, 1883
* Very rare Old West title
A very rare newspaper as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only the Colorado Historical Society records any issues of this title.
Originally established by miners chasing silver and gold in the surrounding mountains, the town at one time boasted more horses and mules than people. Prospectors arrived in... See More
Item #639435HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, bound volume for December, 1882 thru May, 1883 A great volume with much reporting on some of the romance of the Old West. Certainly the best item is the first article in the March issue, "Across Arizona", which takes 16 pages & is quite detailed with eleven prints including a: "Map of Southern Arizona" "Nortons Landing, On The Colo... See More
April 14, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1883 Full ftpg. shows "Peter Cooper" the American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. A biography of him is on pg. 2.
Prints incise include: "House in Which Jefferson Wrote the Declaration of Independence...Philadelphia" "Sketches from the New York National Academy of Des... See More
July 13, 1883
DEMOCRATIC STATE JOURNAL, Dayton, Columbia County, Washington (Territory), July 13, 1883
* Rare Old West title
This is a volume 1 issue of a title we have never had before from Washington, 6 years before it would become a state. "Union List of American Newspapers" notes that it lasted for just 2 years, with just 5 issues held by one institution and scattered issues by a... See More
December 8, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 8, 1883 The back page has: "Modocs On A Peace Footing" "Bogus Charley--Steamboat Frank--Princess Mary--Shacknasty Jim--Scarface Charley, and others" "Savages Converted Into Agriculturists..." with more on the Modoc Indians in the Idaho Territory, all taking nearly 2 1/2 columns.
Also on the bkpg: "Barnum's White Elephant&... See More
October 18, 1884
THE NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE, New York, Oct. 18, 1884
* Buffalo Bill Cody
Among the various portraits inside is a nice one of; "Hon. William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)". There is a brief bit of text on him on pg. 2. A wealth of other prints including a fullpg: "The Humors of Sport", and other sensationalized prints. There is a nice full-figure & fullpg. print of a bo... See More
Item #559576DESERET NEWS (Daily, Weekly, and/or Semi-Weekly), Salt Lake City, Utah, 1880's A lot of 5 issues, from several years before statehood with much local news of the day. Articles with Mormon interest and perspective are sure to be found within each issue. Typically 4 page issues, minor browning & dirtiness, but not pulpish.
July 12, 1885
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, July 12, 1885 Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West than found in eastern newspapers.
Page 3 has over column headed: "HOSTILE APACHES" "Texans Indignant Over a Proposition Looking to Their Settlement in Greer County" "A K... See More
May 11, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895 The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree." Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World". There are two pages of text headed: "The Evolution of the Amateur Pitcher" which includes 10 p... See More
July 18, 1898
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, July 18, 1898
* Battle of Santiago de Cuba
* Spanish Navy surrenders
* Spanish-American War
Inside has various reports on the Spanish-American War, the most notable on pg. 7: "YANKEE DOODLE" "Red, White and Blue Over Santiago Palace" "Acts Following the Surrender of General Toral" "Shafter Takes Formal Possession o... See More
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