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COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1803 The ftpg. has a letter from the people of Plymouth to John Adams inviting him to a celebration of: "...the first landing of our Fore Fathers at this place.", with his response, signed in type: John Adams.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival repair at the spine, good condition.
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The National Intelligencer, Dec. 9, 1808, U.S. Gazette for the Country, June 5, 1809; Boston Gazette, April 23, 1804; The Repertory, May 29, 1807; and New England Palladium, May 11, 1802. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers... See More
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, July 29, 1811 The back page has a very nice, black-bordered report of the death of Richard Penn, who was governor of the province of Pennsylvania from 1771-1773.
Four pages, very nice condition.
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1811
* Battle of Tippecanoe
The ftpg. has a letter datelined: "Camp Battle Ground, One mile from the Prophet's Village, Nov. 8". This has a report of the famous Battle of Tippecanoe, beginning: "We were attacked at half past 4 o'clock on the morning of the 7th inst. by the prophet's party, con... See More
* War of 1812 start
* Declaration of war
On page 3 near the top of the second column is A Proclamation issued by President James Madison confirming the Congress declaration of war against Great Britain, stating in part: "...Now therefore, I JAMES MADISON, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the
Great report on the Battle of Queenston Heights... President Madison's state-of-the-union address...
THE WAR, New York, Nov. 7, 1812
* Battle of Queenston Heights
* War of 1812 - 1st major battle
* President James Madison
* State of the Union Address
The entire front page & some of pg. 2 are taken up with a letter from Gen. Van Rensselaer to Gen. Henry Dearborn datelined from "Head-Quarters, Lewiston". In this famous battle, which happened just the day before the lett... See More
PORTSMOUTH ORACLE, New Hampshire, Sept. 4, 1813 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with 2 Acts of Congress each signed by the President: James Madison, one being a "Distillers' Tax". Pg. 2 has: "Extract of a Letter form Com. Chauncey,to the Sec. of te Navy...from the ship General Pike at Sacket's Harbor, which takes over a full column concerning the naval battle on La... See More
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Sept. 6, 1814
* Burning of Washington (capture)
* British attack on the capital of U.S.
A fine issue from the War of 1812 concerning the British invasion of Washington D.C. and vicinity, with pg. 2 having: "Destruction Of The American Capitol" which takes over a full column. Also: "Force In the Potomac" "Alexandria Capitulated&qu... See More
NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 11, 1815
* re. Napoleon's loss at Waterloo
* To be exiled to America ?
Page 2 has a report from Paris: "We presume that the frigates which are to transport Napoleon Bonaparte to the United States of America are waiting at Rochefort..." and a bit more. It was though that was where he was destined, but the British sent him to the island of St. H... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 29, 1820
* Piracy in the Carribbean
* Pirates - executions
The ftpg. has a brief article headed: "Execution of Pirates" at Nassau: "...Joseph Lawis...and John Lee, were convicted of piracy on board the schr. Pan-be-civil, and other vessels, and ordered to be executed on Monday next." followed by a report of their execution. Anothe... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1824 The back page has: "Texas" which is a letter from Stephen Austin stating that: "The government of this nation has finally settled down into the federal republican system & the outlines of the constitution are copied from the United States, with the single exception of an exclusive religion in favor of the Roman Catholic.... See More
NEW YORK OBSERVER, Dec. 4, 1824
* Controversial election of 1824
* John Quincy Adams vs. Andrew Jackson
Page 3 has lengthy text and two charts concerning the results of the: "Presidential Election" with considerably explanation on how the numbers were determined. The bottom-line is that J.Q. Adams is leading in the numbers. Indeed, he would win the election and be inaugurate... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1826
* Mordecai Manuel Noah
* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River
The prime article is: "Re-assemblage of the Jews" which has a letter somewhat critical of the efforts of Morecai Manuel Noah to create a homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River. This is followed by some responses by Mr. Noah (see).
Also ... 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
NEW YORK HERALD EXTRA, July 22, 1842 This single sheet, "Extra" edition of the famous N.Y. Herald newspaper is printed on the front side only. The text is entirely consumed by reports from Europe with a wide variety of content as seen in the heads near the top of the first column (see).
This heading also ha a nice engraving above which is: "Arrival Of The Steamship Acadia.&qu... See More
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Aug. 2, 1847 Inside has some content regarding the Mexican-American War: "Fourth of July at Monterey, Mexico" "True American Spirit" "From Vera Cruz"
Four pages, nice condition.
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853
* Rare Californian miner print
* Gold Rush
The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another halfpg. shows: "Crossing The Ice, On The Hudson River, At Albany".
But the prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned:... See More
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 30, 1853 The front page shows: "Representation of the Royal Guards, of Cincinnati, Ohio" Inside prints include: "View of the City of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania" (with textual description), "View of Indian Falls, near Cold Spring, New York", "New badge of the Boston Police" "View of Font Hill, Forrest Castle, at ... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 23, 1856 The front page has a print of: "The New U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on Her Trial Trip". This was the ship that would ultimately be scuttled by the U.S. Navy with the outbreak of the Civil War, and they resurrected by the Confederate Navy & converted to an iron-clad & be involved in the very famous battle with... See More
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
BALTIMORE AMERICAN, 1857 A lot of 15 issues, all loose at the spine, various news reports of the day, a wealth of ads, etc. Each issue complete in 8 pages.
* Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas
* The Great Debates of 1858
We find that reports on the now-famous Lincoln Douglas debates are very difficult to find in newspapers outside of Illinois, perhaps not surprising because it was a senate race in Illinois and Lincoln was, at this time, still a relatively unknown figure in American politics. How
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 17, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
* Execution of Cook & Coppic
The first column heads include: "The Executions At Charlestown" "Bold But Unsuccessful Attempt of Cook & Coppic to Escape" "Impressive Religious Services in the Prisoners' Cells" "Immense Concours... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, March 8, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln's administration settles in
Among the first column heads are several relating to Abraham Lincoln's inauguration: "Interesting Debate on the Inaugural Address" "Messrs. Wigfall & Mason Consider it a Declaration of War" "Mr. Douglas Again in the President's Defence" "The Diplomatic Corps I... See More
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 8, 1861
* Rare Confederate title
* Abraham Lincoln proclamation
The ftpg. is entirely taken up with ads as are pgs. 3 & 4, while pg. 2 has some content concerning the Civil War, from the Confederate perspective. Items include: "The Free Negroes of the State", an address to the "Honorable General Assembly of North Carolina... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1861 The front page has prints of: "Colonel Ellsworth of the Fire Zouaves" and "Colonel Wilson of Wilson's Brigade" with related text.
Inside has many war-related prints including: "View of Fort McHenry, Baltimore" "The Burning of the Bridge at Canton, Maryland, by the Mob" "The Rendezvous of the Virgini... See More
FARMERS' CABINET, Amherst, New Hampshire, Nov. 28, 1861
* Rare title
Page 2 has: "Letter from the New Hampshire Fourth" which takes 1 1/2 columns being almost a diary of events. Also: "Fort Walker, Hilton Head, S.C." and other war-related reports as well.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, evenly toned, nice condition.... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 23, 1862
* Attack on Cedar Key, Florida
* From the capital of the Confederacy
Half of the front page is taken up with ads while the other half deals primarily with politics, with: "The Norther Congress", "Indiana Democratic State Convention" plus there is also: "Rebel Fortifications at Bowling Green".
Page 2 contai... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 1, 1862 The ftpg. shows: "Campaign on the Potomac--Guard House Near Langley, Virginia, with Rebel Prisoners". A fullpg. print shows: "Port Royal Expedition--Scene in the Military Market at Beaufort" showing many African-American slaves.
Other prints include: "Encampment of the National Army Near Rolla", Missouri; &... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 22, 1862
* First Battle of Rappahannock Station close
The front page is dominated by a large Civil War map headed: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN VIRGINIA." Among the column heads on the ftpg. are: "General Pope Falling Back" "Stonewall Jackson Advancing" "Richmond Abandoned" "A Great Battle Expected" "The War In ... See More
* Union occupation title
In March of 1862 at Port Royal, after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a military command, the newspaper sought to provide mostly military but no political news for the soldiers, so as not to distract them from their mission which was the suppression of the r
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, November 26, 1863
* Battle of Lookout Mountain - Braxton Bragg
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page has some advertisements but is dominated by various news reports, including items headed: "The News" "The Courts" "City Intelligence&qu... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, May 8, 1864
* Battle of the Wilderness w/ map
* Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant
The ftpg. is dominated by a very nice & quite detailed Civil War map headed: "THE COMBINED MOVEMENTS IN VIRGINIA...". First column heads include: "THE BATTLE" "Important News From Virginia" "A Great Battle Begun on Thursday" "Lee Confront... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 16, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House w/ map
* J.E.B. Stuart killed at Battle of Yellow Tavern
Among the ftpg. one column heads on the Civil War are: "GRANT ! " Lee's Army on the Right Bank of the Po" "Sheridan's Brilliant Operations" "General J.E.B. Stuart Defeated & Killed" "Sketch of Stuart" "... See More
LYNCHBURG VIRGINIAN, May 30, 1864
* Rare Confederate title
A quite uncommon Confederate title, only the 3rd we have offered in many years. Among the reports: "Letter From President Davis" which takes over a full column; "Death of Gen. Albert G. Jenkins" "The Yankees At Rome Georgia" "From Gen'l. Lee's Army" "Ewell's Reconnaissanc... See More
THE WORLD, New York, May 30, 1864
* Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "Everything Said to be Progressing Rapidly & Well" "Lee Abandons Sexton's Junction" "Our Front within Fourteen Miles of Richmond" "The Grand Campaign" "From The West" &... See More
THE WORLD, New York, June 1, 1864
* Battle of Cold Harbor begins
* Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GRAND CAMPAIGN" "Highly Important Dispatches from Gen. Grant" "Seven Miles from Richmond" "Repulse of the Enemy" "They Attempt to turn Grant's Left" "The New Siege of Ric... See More
THE WORLD, New York, June 18, 1864
* Second Battle of Petersburg
* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee
* Gettysburg two week away
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "The Capture of Petersburg Officially Announced" "Retreat of the Rebels Across the Appomattox" "The Whole Army Closing in Around Petersburg" &... See More
THE WORLD, New York, July 21, 1864
* Atlanta campaign
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE CAMPAIGN" "Evacuation Of Atlanta, Ga., By the Rebels" "Important Success of Gen. Sherman" "The War In Missouri" "Guerrillas and Bushwhackers Devastating the Country" "The Late Rebel Invasion" "The Enemy Hastening ... See More
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 4, 1864
* Final Northern invasion
* Post Battle of the Crater
* The dead & wounded removed
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "ANOTHER INVASION" "Rebel Cavalry Again Cross the Potomac" "Martinsburg Occupied In Force" "Strength of Early's Forces" "The Enemy's Intentions" "GEN. ... See More
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1864
* Battle of Mobile Bay - Alabama
* Confederate States Navy vs. David Farragut
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page includes under "The War News" a letter from the "Confederate States Navy" a report from Mobile beginning: "The enem... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 29, 1864
* First Battle of Fort Fisher
* Wilmington, North Carolina
* Battle of Nashville, Tennessee
* William T. Sherman's march to the sea
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "WILMINGTON" "The Attack On Fort Fisher" "Bombardment On Christmas Day" "The Flag of the Fort Captured" "THE WAR IN TENNESS... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln peace meeting
* William T. Sherman victory march
Among the front page items concerning the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S NEW CAMPAIGN" "His Army on the March for Eight Days" "Charleston, Augusta, Branchville" "Rebel Solicitude & Speculations as to the Campaign" "The Peace Conference" &... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 7, 1865
* General William T. Sherman
* Branchville SC South Carolina
* Final months of the Civil War
Among the many front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S MARCH" "The Movement Upon Branchville" 'Feeble Resistance of the Enemy" "A Movement Upon Char4leston" "General Alarm of The Enemy"... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 11, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln dispatches
* Closing months of Civil War
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "The Peace Conference" "Message from President Lincoln" "A Full And Complete History" "How the Conference was Brought About" "The Hampton Roads Interview" "The Inflexible Position of ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 25, 1865 The front page has prints: "Before Petersburg--Winter Quarters from the Plantation" and "Pocotaligo Depot, South Carolina.
Perhaps the most notable print in this issue is that of: "John H. Rock, Colored Counselor" which has a same-titled article which includes: "We give on this page a portrait of John H. Rock, th... See More
* Execution of Captain Henry Wirz
* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia
The front page has: "Execution Of Wirz" "Closing Scenes in the Life of the Andersonville Jailor" "Farewell Interview with his Associate, J.H. Winder" "Final Effort of His Counsel to Obtain Executive Clemency" "
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, Dec. 6, 1865
* President Andrew Johnson
* State of the Union Address
* Civil War reconstruction
Most of the front page and page 2 are taken up with the: "President's Message", being the first state-of-the-union address of President Andrew Johnson. The focus of his speech is the end of the Civil War with comments on the Lincoln assas... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1868
* President Andrew Johnson
* Reconstruction era impeachment trial
Over half of the ftpg. is taken up with reports on the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, with column heads: "WASHINGTON" "The President's Designs in Regard to the War Dept." "The Articles of Impeachment Reported to the House of Representatives"... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED CHICAGO NEWS, Illinois, May 22, 1868
* Very rare title
A quite rare title which lasted by just 8 issues. This is volume 1 number 5, formatted much like the more successful Harper's Weekly & obviously an attempt to create its look-alike for the Midwest. But it would fail.
The front page features a print: "The Republican National Convention in Chicago. Scene Outs... See More
DAILY JOURNAL, Pioche, Nevada, May 15, 1875
* Wild Old West original
* Known for gunfights
* Silver mining town
The first settlement of the area was in 1864 with the opening of a silver mine, but it was abandoned when Indians launched a series of raids and massacres. It was resettled in 1868 and François Pioche bought the town in 1869. By the early 1870s, it had grown to becom... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, July 9, 1876
* Custer Massacre - Indians
* George Armstrong Custer
* Battle of Little Bighorn
The top o f the front page has many one column heads on the most significant battle of the Indian War period from after the Civil War, including: "THE CUSTER MASSACRE" "Official Report of the Engagement Which Resulted in so Overwhelming a ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Page 3 has 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 can impart any real adequate
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 3, 1878 The front page has about half a column headed: "Sitting Bull And His Bands" with various subheads including: "Reported Disposition of the Wily Savage to Make Peace--Letters Received by Gen. Miles from Fort Keogh..." and more.
Ten pages, a few minor margin tears, evenly toned, good condition but should be handled carefully.
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Aug. 10, 1880
* Frank James
* Outlaws - train robbers
* Jackson County, Missouri
The ftpg. has: "Frank James Again" which is an interview concerning his whereabouts with mention that he was in Jackson County recently (see). Also on the ftpg: "A Heavy Diamond Robbery" & "An Atrocious Wife-Murder".
Ten pages, a bit ... See More
* Wild Old West
* Rare title
Coin collectors are very familiar with this town (the capital of Nevada) for the mint which produced the famous "C.C." mint marks on gold & silver coins it produced. Situated just east of Lake Tahoe at the western "elbow" of the state, this issue from its heyday during the mini
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
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 26, 1883
* 3 men lynched - lynchings
* McDade, Bastrop County, Texas
The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "A TRIPLE LYNCHING" A Texas Town Invaded by Masked Men, Who Hang Three Desperadoes" "Friends Seek to Avenge Their Fate--Result, Three More Added to the List of Dead".
Ten pages, very nice condition.... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 26, 1884 The ftpg. features a nice print of: "View of Catskill Creek Bridge, on the N.Y., W.S. & B.R.R., Looking Toward the Hudson" with a related article.
A wealth of various new inventions, improvements with illustrations inside including: "De Foy's New Game Table" which looks like an early pinball machine. Also: "Thoma... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 28, 1885 The ftpg. shows: "...Rescue of a Schooner's Crew Off Fire Island by the Life-Saving Corps". Inside has a full page print: "Dedication of the Washington National Monument...", plus a few other unrelated prints.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
THE ILLUSTRATED CHRISTIAN WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1887The entire ftpg is a very nice print captioned: "Her Majesty Victoria I., Queen of Great Britain & Ireland, and Empress of India" with a related article on pg. 2: "Fifty Years a Queen".
Inside has two pages and 13 prints on: "The College of New Jersey", or Princeton University as known today.
Twelve ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 7, 1889
* Jefferson Davis death (1st report)
* Confederate president - Confederacy
Almost the entire last column of the ftpg. is taken up with a fine & very detailed report on the death of Jefferson Davis, headed: "THEIR DEAD CHIEFTAIN" "The South In Morning for Jefferson Davis" "Marks of Profound Sorrow Shows Everywhere--Mr. Davis'... See More
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York Sept. 20, 1890 The front page has full-length portraits of: "Oliver S. Campbell, Champion Of The United States" and "H. W. Slocum, Jr., Ex-Champion", both in tennis attire of the day and each holding a tennis racket. Caption: "The National Lawn-Tennis Tournament On The Grounds Of The Casino, At Newport, Commencing August 27th.... See More
Color front pages of Leslie's were quite rare during the late 19th century. This is certainly one of the earliest, and perhaps the best we've se
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 2, 1893 A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping (see hyperlink).
Inside has an interesting full page: "Shall We Restrict Immigration? Specimen Types of C... See More
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE, Nebraska, March 5, 1893 The top of the first column has heads: "CLEVELAND GOES IN" "Thrice Nominated & Twice Inaugurated President of the United States" "Severe Storm Mars The Ceremonies" ""Policy of The New Administration". The ftpg. also has a nice graphic showing: "Cleveland And His Cabinet". The text takes o... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 11, 1893 Of special interest is item #9 of "Notable Jews - Dr. Joseph Krauskopf" which also includes a photograph & biography of him. This is a series which ran in Leslie's for much of the year.
Other prints include a full ftpg. of: "The Opening of the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago" plus a doublpg. centerfold with... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1896 The full ftpg. has 6 photo prints of notable buildings on the campus of Princeton University, this issue celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Inside as a related article: "The Sesquicentennial Celebration of Princeton University" which includes two more photos.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, bit of browning at the... See More
THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Feb. 18, 1898
* re. USS Maine sinking disaster
* Spanish-American War prelude
* Havana Harbor , Cuba
A middle column is headed: "WILL GO TO HAVANA" "Court of Inquiry Appointed to Investigate Maine Disaster" "with more, the text including: "...everybody believes that the battleship was destroyed, whether from wit... See More
ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, Oct. 19, 1899
* Rare old West title
* Wild West shootout
The top of a ftpg. column has: "ENCOUNTER WITH BANDITS" "A Sheriff's Posse and the Desperadoes Have a Battle" "Over 100 Shots Exchanged And One Bandit Killed, While Another Crawls Away to Die". A classic "Wild West" shoot-out with a dateline from Nogales, Ar... See More