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THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, February, 1800 Near the back under the heading; "Congress Of The United States of America" is a report from the House of Representatives which includes President John Adams annual state-of-the-union address, the last of the 18th century. The address takes over 2 pages & is signed by him in type: John Adams.
Complete in 80 pages, includes all 3 fu... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, March 17, 1804 Page 3 has a nice article: "Lighthouses" noting that: "...the lights of Cape Hatteras and at Shell Castle Island within the bar of Occracock are in operation..." with further details. Also: "Further Particulars of the Loss of the United States Frigate Philadelphia" which was involved in the First Barbary War near Tripoli.
Four pa... See More
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Nov. 6, 1804 Page 3 has an item: "The Vice-President" which includes: "Mr. Burr...begins to rise again in the political hemisphere...This is precisely what we expected. The blood of Hamilton has cleansed Burr in the eyes of republicans, of all his political crimes..." and more (see).
Over a full page is take... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 25, 1806 Page 2 references: "...a letter from St. Louis...says Lieut. Pike returned a few since for reconnoitering the head waters of the Mississippi--All I can understand of his tour is, that the Mississippi heads out of a large lake, and runs a considerable distance very narrow and deep.--The climate very cold." Also an item concerning Commo... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 25, 1806 Page 2 references: "...a letter from St. Louis...says Lieut. Pike returned a few since for reconnoitering the head waters of the Mississippi--All I can understand of his tour is, that the Mississippi heads out of a large lake, and runs a considerable distance very narrow and deep.--The climate very cold." Also an item concerning Commo... See More
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Jan. 16, (1812)
* Battle of Tippecanoe
* William Henry Harrison
Over half of the back page is taken upu with a letter datelined "Vincennes, Dec. 13, 1811" and signed in type by: William H. Harrison, with his statement concerning the Battle of Tippecanoe and the events which surrounded it.
Four pages, very nice condi... See More
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Oct. 5, 1812 Inside has a: "Proclamation" for the: "Fellow Citizens of Kentucky!" which includes: "...that the British and Indians had besieged Fort Wayne & perhaps had taken it: That it was the object of the enemy to push on to Fort Harrison and Vincennes..." and ending with: "...I am persuaded...to give th... See More
THE WAR, New York, Nov. 28, 1812 The entire front page & half of pg. 2 are taken up with: "Affairs With Great Britain". Page 3 has a nice account of the naval battle between the: "Wasp And Frolic", a victory for the Americans (see the web for more). Over half of the back page is taken up with a very detailed letter datelined: "Sackett's Harbor", signed i... See More
THE WAR, New York, May 17, 1814 The front page includes: "Convention For the Exchange of Prisoners" 'Proclamation of Blockade" which takes most of a column & is signed: Alexander Cochrane; "Trial, Sentence, and Pardon of General Hull" for his surrendering of Detroit to the British, which includes: "Sentence - The said brig gen. Wm. Hull to be SHOT to dea... See More
NEW YORK EVENING POST, May 13, 1815 Page 2 has an interesting and lengthy letter: "Upon the New Usurpation of Bonaparte" which begins: "There cannot be a more momentous inquiry to all who are interesting in the tranquility of the Christian & civilized world, than whether Bonaparte is really restored with the good wishes of the people of France...".
Four pages, nice c... See More
BOSTON PATRIOT, July 15, 1815 Page 2 has: "Hornet And Penguin" which is a nice account of this naval battle, victorious for the Americans, published because: "The official account of the action between these vessels not having yet appeared, we have the pleasure to present our readers with a copy or a letter from a young gentleman..." (see). This is followed by a letter re... See More
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Aug, 14, 1818 The back page has: "The Slave Trade" which concerns the sale of slaves in Senegal, noting: "...that the trade there, together with all its almost inconceivable horrors, continues to increase...that our government will not cease its importunites with the Ministers of the King of France till a complete end has been put to the existence of ... See More
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Nov. 5, 1819 Page 3 has a somewhat brief report noting that: "The Constitution for the state of Maine was adopted in the Convention on Thursday..." with a bit more. This was an important step in its quest for statehood which would happen Just 4 months later. Pg. 3 also has: "The Pirate Mitchell" being a report from Cuba noting: "This celebrated ch... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., Dec. 2, 1820 The back page has an interesting report headed: "On Punishment of Piracy" (see). Page 2 has a report headed: "Missouri Expedition" and page 3 has an interesting report under "Worthy Of Imitation" noting in part: "At a respectable Grammer School at Walnut Hills, (Ohio) each male pupil is furnished with a ... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, March 20, 1824 On the front page under "Land For Sale" is a detailed notice that begins: "For sale, my tract of land in Albemarle County, heretofore my residence..." and more about the location of the property as well as the various amenities and improvements. Also some details about a tract of land below Milton. The ad is signed: James... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 3, 1825 Page 3 has an interesting article: "White Slaves". Elsewhere are: "The Shakers" with some details on them at Watervliet, New York; over 4 pages taken up with: "The Trial of Commodore Porter" concerning his general court martial for invading a town in Puerto Rico, which includes 2 letters signed in type: James ... See More
CONNECTICUT OBSERVER, Hartford, May 25, 1829 The top of pg. 3 has: "Obituary" of the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, introduced as: "Died, on Sunday, the 17th inst. at Bedford in West Chester County, (N.Y.), the Honourable and Venerable JOHN JAY, at the advanced age of 84 years..." with much more, taking most of the column. Two very small wear holes hear c... See More
THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, May 2, 1835 A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin (see) and a subtitle: "Or, the Tri... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1835 Inside has 2 1/2 pages of news under the heading: "Texas" concerning events from the beginning of their war for independence. The reports seem to be a result of the Battle of Gonzales (first battle of the Texas war for independence) but there is no direct reference to it. Included are: "....It was confidently asserted at Vera... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 13, 1836 The front page has: "Mexico & Texas" with mention that the Mexicans will not fight until fall & that a treaty between Santa Anna & General Sam Houston had reached Mexico. Further particulars as well (see). Other items include: "United States & Mexico" "Revolt of Negroes at Havana" "Unite... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 18, 1837 Beginning on the ftpg. and continuing for over 4 pages is: "Mr. Adams and the Petition From Slaves", an interesting situation about which a website is devoted. Most of the balance of the issue is taken up with detailed reports from Congress.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/4 by 12 inches, great condition.
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
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 1, 1845 Inside has an address to the anti-Mormon citizens of Hancock (Ill.), submitting copies of a correspondence between a group of citizens and the "twelve" at Nauvoo. This discusses the removal of the Mormons from the state, including: "...The history of their church has shown that wherever the leaders go, the members will foll... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, May 20, 1846 A fine issue reporting the beginning of the Mexican-American War. Page 2 has an article; "War With Mexico" prefaced with: "The absorbing intelligence of the week has related to the commencement of hostilities, and to the measures in progress at Washington for the vigorous prosecution of a war against Mexico..." with the details... See More
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, 1847 Page 3 has: "the Late Victories" which is over 3 columns of reporting on the latest events of the Mexican War. And page 2 has: "The Pending Negotiations".
Four pages, good condition.
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Sept. 18, 1847 Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, six years before the Civil War. Three-quarters of the ftpg. is taken up with reports on the Mexican War, headed: "Brilliant Victories!" - Important From Gen. Scott's Arm... See More
NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, July 30, 1849 Page 3 has an article: "New Orleans In the Present, and In The Future". Of note is over half a column of news items headed: "Late From California" relating to the on-going Gold Rush of 1849. One letter begins: "It appears the placers of California are now the theatre of dreadful suffering if we are to credit the reports o... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 1852 This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book form, and it is common consen... See More
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, April 2, 1853 Formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but published 4 years previous to the more famous title. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).
Front page shows; "British Mail Steamer Entering the Harbor of Vera Cruz, Mexico". Prints within include: "Fort McHenry, Baltimore Harbor, Md." "The... See More
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 15, 1856 Taking most of the front page is a nice patriotically embellished portrait of the: "American Candidates For President And Vice-President", being "Millard Fillmore Of New York" for President, and "Andrew Jackson Donelson, Of Tennessee" for Vice-President. Page 2 includes a brief textual sketch of "Mill... See More
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HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 13, 1858 The front page features an article "The Honorable Edward Everett" with a nearly half-page illustration of the same. "The Red Petticoat and its Pedigree" features several fashion illustrations. "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" has a 1/3 page illustration "Fountain at Antioch" and a smaller illustration "... See More
NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Feb. 20, 1858 As the title suggests this newspaper focuses on the growing anti-slavery movement however there is a "Pro-Slavery" column as well. Among articles: "Extinction of the Free Negro Population" "Foretaste of Parson Brownlow's Lectures" "Slavery Against Education" " "Vermont State Anti-Sla... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY AVALANCHE, Tennessee, March 30, 1859 From not long before the Civil War containing on the front page two illustrated ads for slaves, with details. One notes: "Forty-two likely Negroes, together with all the livestock on the plantation..." and the other: "For Sale...A no. 1 cook and laundress..." (see).
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, good condition. ... See More
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 21, 1860 Page 2 has a nice and interesting article headed: "Lincoln At Home" which has a Springfield, Illinois dateline.
This fascinating article takes an entire column, and begins: "In a large two-story frame house, bearing no slight resemblance to Washington's headquarters...resides the Republican candidate for President of the U... 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
THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 19, 1861 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 for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange f... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 1, 1861 The front page is entirely taken up with a print of: "Major-General Benjamin F. Butler, U.S.A." along with a biography of him. Inside has a full page print of: "The Cabinet of the Confederate States at Montgomery" including Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens. Smaller prints show: "Luther C. Ladd, A Mass. Vol. Killed at Balt... See More
THE SOUTH EXTRA, Baltimore, July 23, 1861 - 11 o'clock. A terrific broadsheet "Extra" of this short-lived newspaper which had sympathies towards the South, hence the title. It reports the historic Battle of Bull Run with ftpg. column heads including: "THE WAR "The Great Battle" "THE LATEST" "The Great Battle" "Further Interesting Details&... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 23, 1861 Not just a newspaper from the Confederate states, but from the capital of the Confederacy. Certainly the key content in this issue is on page 3 with a heading: "The Great Battle At Stone Bridge" "The President's Official Dispatch". This was the battle of Bull Run, or Manassas, the first major battle of the Civil War. T... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 16, 1861 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports concerning the Civil War are: "The Prisoners" "The Firth Virginia Regiment in the Battle of Manassas" which takes over a full column; "The Fate of Tyrants" "Execution of Thos. J. Armstrong in Phila." and other items inclu... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 25, 1862 A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states, with the front page taken up with an equal share of advertisements and news reports, the latter including; "Late Northern News--Notes Of The War" with subheads including: "General Ben. Butler's Expedition" "The Burnside Expedition" "Impo... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 27, 1862 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states with the front page taken up various advertisements and news, including; "The Northern Congress" "The Emancipation Question" "The Only Compromise With the Rebels" as well as "Notes Of The War".
The inside pages have various Civil War reports fr... See More
THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 17, 1862 The front page is mostly taken up with ads but does has most of the last column filled war war-related items, headed with: "The Hampton Legion" which concerns the reorganization of it, signed in type: Wade Hampton, Colonel of Legion. Also on the ftpg: "The Flag of the South" which is interesting (see pho... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 4, 1862 Among the articles within: "Letter From a Prisoner at Corinth" "The Union As it Was" "A Record of Blunders" "A Desperate Fight on the Chickahominy" "Gen. Beauregard has not Been at Richmond" "Curious Special Message of President Lincoln" "How Soldiers on the Field Treat Each Other" ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 16, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Catastrophe On the Potomac" "Important from Gen. Pope's Army" "Reconnaissance In Force of the Enemy's Position" "Pursuit of the Rebel Rear Guard by Gen. Buford's Cavalry" "Probability of a Decisive Battle Near Gordonsville" and more.
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FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 6, 1862 Ftpg. shows: "Recruiting in Phila. for the Bucktail Penna. Reg." Prints inside include: "The Campaign on the Rapidan--Union Soldiers Burying the Dead" with more prints on the battle on the Rapidan. The centerfold has 2 prints on: "The National Army Commanded by Gen. McClellan. Also a print of: "Brig.-Gen. M... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 8, 1862 Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE INVASION OF MARYLAND" "Additional Particulars of the Advance of the Rebels to Frederick" "Their Occupation Of The City" "The Preparations to Resist the Invasion" "The Campaign In Virginia", "Important From The Southwest" "Preparations at Ci... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 25, 1862 If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 8, 1862 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "News From Burnside's Army" "Affairs Still Quiet on the Rappahannock" "News From the Southwest" "Interesting from Arkansas & Missouri" "Gen. Blunt's Prompt Movements in the Southwest", "Sufferings In Hindman's Army" "The De... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, Dec. 19, 1862 If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, t... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1863 The full front page is captioned: "The Picket Guard in the Army of the Potomac". Inside has "General Stonewall Jackson In Camp", and the backpage has 2 cartoons, one captioned: "Jim Crow Jumping About So". The doublepage centerfold is: "Fruitless Attempt of the Army of the Potomac To Move Towards the Rappahannock..... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, March 16, 1863 If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, ... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 11, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "A Word of Justice" "Further From Charleston!" "The Turret of the Iron-Clads Pierced!" "Splendid Spirits of Our Men!" "The Law of Impressment" and more, including a dispatch signed in type: G.T. Beauregard.
The bac... See More
GLEASON'S LITERARY COMPANION, Boston, June 20, 1863 The masthead features a very large heraldic eagle with a 7 inch wingspan holding in its beak a banner with the title. Mostly filled with literary items including a ftpg. story: "The Omen-Ring, or The Traitor of the Revolution" which has a print showing Benedict Arnold. Another page has some tidbits relating to the Civil War.
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NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1863 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are many which related to the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, chasing the rebels south into Southern Penna. and Maryland. And the bkpg. has reports on the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Inside has an editorial relating to Gettysburg, as well as: "The Confederacy & Slavery" and "Movements of... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 21, 1863 It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable Civil War newspaper. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this famous title by Horace Greeley, a Lincoln supporter, and this issue makes for one of the best newspapers one could own from the Civil War era.
Page 2 has a very lengthy, ... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 12, 1864
* A very rare Confederate title
* Publisher on the run - a Memphis newspaper printed in Atlanta
* Three General Orders and more
If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War--see the information at the bottom of this listing.
Among the ... See More
WEEKLY CHRONICLE & SENTINEL, Augusta, Georgia, March 16, 1864 The front page has a great wealth of news, some items including: "The Habeas Corpus Writ in North Carolina" "The First Thirty Days of the Spring Campaign" "The Desire for Peace" "The Last Raid on Richmond" "Northern News" "News Summary" "Action of the 3rd Georgia... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, April 17, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Massacre At Fort Pillow" "Official Confirmation of the Report" "300 Black Soldiers Murdered After Surrender" "43 White Soldiers Killed and 100 Wounded" "Retaliation To Be Made" "People of Western Kentucky Greatly Alarmed".
Eight pages, printing e... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 6, 1864 The front page features a very nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "IMPORTANT OPERATIONS IN VIRGINIA. The Army of the Potomac Across the Rapidan--Scene of the Impending Conflict Between Generals Grant and Lee."
The first column has related Civil War headlines relating to the Battle of the Wilderness, with the entire front page taken up with war-r... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 8, 1864 The ftpg. is dominated by a quite large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "IMPORTANT OPERATIONS ON JAMES RIVER. Major General Butler's Landing on the South Side of the River---The Approaches to the Rebel Capital." There is much related text & column headlines concerning this, the Battle of the Wilderness, including: "ONWARD TO RICHM... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, May 12, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CAMPAIGN" "Another Terrific Battle" "Another Defeat of the Rebels" "The Rebel Right Crushed" "The Rebel Intrenchments Occupied" "Hancock Crosses the River Po" "Rebel Army Becoming Disheartened" and more.
Ten pages, nice condition.... See More
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, May 21, 1864 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 press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his fervently held views on the inf... See More
THE WORLD, New York, June 27, 1864 Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "A Fearful Storm of Shell Rained Upon Petersburg" "Details of General Grant's Flank Movement" "They are Driven From Their New Position" " A Whole Brigade of Union Troops 'Gobbled' Up" and more.
Eight pages, great conditio... See More
THE WORLD, New York, July 7, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBEL RAID" "The Rebels, 5,000 Strong, Investing Harper's Ferry" "Reported Occupation of Hagerstown, Md." "Damage the Rebels Have Already Inflicted" "The Grant Campaign" "Good News Expected Soon" & much more.
Eight pages, great conditi... See More
THE CAMDEN DAILY JOURNAL, South Carolina, August 4, 1864 A nice and quite rare title from late in the Confederacy. The front page has various news items concerning the war including: "The news of the defeat & capture of the most famous of all the Yankee raiders comes in like a welcome gleam of sunshine upon what was fast growing to be a very dark picture...But the scene has changed.... See More
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, October 18, 1864
* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader
* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry
* Rare Confederate title
This newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy has much reporting on the Civil War, but perhaps the most significant is a back page account with heads: "From the Valley--Capture Of A Railroad Train" which includes in part: &... See More
DAILY CAROLINA WATCHMAN, Salisbury, North Carolina, Nov. 7, 1864 A quite rare title, particularly this late in the Civil War for North Carolina as this is still a Confederate newspaper evidenced by several articles, including a back page item: “Ludicrous Mistake” which notes: “It appears that a most ludicrous mistake occurred among the Yankees during Grant’s late &lsq... See More
DER LUTHERANER, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 15, 1864 In the mid-nineteenth century a flood of immigrants from Europe poured into the United States, the Germans being the largest ethnic group at the time. Like many immigrants, the Germans wanted to preserve their native language and newspapers. In 1844 a Lutheran named Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther began publishing "Der Lutheraner", ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 27, 1864 Among the ftpg. first column heads are; "ATTEMPT TO BURN THE CITY" "Discovery of a Vast Rebel Conspiracy" "Prompt Frustration of the Scheme" "Great Panic at Barnum's Museum" "Arrest of Four of the Principals" "One of Morgan's Guerillas Implicated" and more.
The bkpg. features a nice Civil War ... See More
Stamped envelope address to Governor W. G. Brownlow, Knoxville, Tennessee. The two, red, 3 cent, canceled stamps, a postmark from Brooklyn, New York, circa. 1865, and a penned note to the left side which a previous owner noted is penned in Brownlow's hand, but I have my doubts. In any case a nice envelope addressed to the very controversial "Parson" Brownlow.
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 29, 1865 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a terrific & lengthy :"Address of the Confederate Congress - An Appeal to the Southern People" which begins: "Fellow Citizens: The result of the Peace Commission is known to the country. the hopes of those who have hitherto believed that an honorable termination might be put to the war by negotia... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 15, 1865 The ftpg. shows: "Group of Union Soldiers Rescued Near Wilmington, N.C." in a very haggard state, with the ftpg. article: "Southern Inhumanity". Many war-related prints inside including scenes near Wilmington, N.C; the Ashley River near Charleston; "Battle Near Kinston, N.C." "Flood on the Susqu... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 15, 1865 The first column of the front page has some very nice heads in larger type than normal announcing the capture of the President of the Confederacy, Jeff Davis, including: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT" "THE CAPTURE OF JEFF. DAVIS" "He is Surprised at Irwinsville, Ga., on the 10th" "Jeff. Tries to Escape in Women's Clothes" "A... See More
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 23, 1865 The ftpg. has an article: "The Conspiracy--An Interview Between Booth & Davis" with details of the meeting, beginning: "Booth commenced by saying that a plan was formed by parties in the Northern States & Canada, friends of the Confederacy, to capture or to assassinate Mr. Lincoln..." with more fascinating text (see).
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DAILY CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 7, 1865 Among the column heads on the ftpg: "Execution at Camp Chase" "General Meade Coming North" "The Wirz Court Martial" "Union Meetings in Georgia" "Gen. Lee President of Washington College" "Voodooism at Mobile" and much more.
Four pages, large folio size, nice condition. Folder size noted i... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 3, 1865 The front page has: "Andersonville" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday--Gen. Bragg Relieve from Duty as a Member of the Commission--Obstreperous Conduct of Counsel Baker". Inside has: "Alabama on the Negro".
Eight pages, very nice condition.
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 9, 1865 The top of the front page has column heads: "WIRZ" "A Herald Correspondent's Interview" "His Life and History from His Own Lips" "Interesting Narrative of His Adventures in Europe and America" "A Water Cure Manager in Massachusetts & a Rebel Jailor in Georgia" "Intercession of the Condemned Man's... See More
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 4, 1866 The top of a column on page 2 has the historic announcement of the official end of the Civil War with the headings: "President's Proclamation" which also deals with the reconstruction of the Southern states, signed in type: Andrew Johnson and dated April 2, 1866. The document takes nearly a full column.
Four pages, small foli... See More
SAN JOSE DAILY PATRIOT, California, May 24, 1871 In 1850 San Jose became just the 2nd incorporated city in California (Sacramento was first) & was on the Butterfield mail route. The ftpg. is mostly ads with news items & more ads inside, many of which are illustrated.
Page 2 has over a full column on the Woodhull, Claflin, & Col. Blood trial (and scandal) (see).
Four pages, neve... See More
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, April 19, 1873
* Modoc Indian War
* Lava Beds - Scarface Charley
* Second Battle of the Stronghold
The top of the ftpg. has nice column heads on the Modoc Indian War with: "THE BATTLE" "Route of the Modocs" "Driven From the Lava Beds" "Shells & Musketry Too Much for the Indian Stronghold" "... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, July 8, 1876 The top of the 2nd column of the front page has notable headlines on the Custer Massacre with: "THE MASSACRE" "Further Particulars of the Custer Disaster--General Terry on the Plan of Campaign" "Custer Too Hasty and Too Self-reliant, but Brave and Full of Fight to the Last--Explanations" "The Sioux Will Have... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 21, 1877 Certainly the feature of this issue is the nearly one-quarter pg. print of: "Frederick Douglass" with an article on him as well mentioning him being the new Marshall of D.C., with talk of his newspaper The North Star.
Other prints include a full ftpg. political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "Young American Roast Beef For Old England&quo... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 10, 1877 Page 4 has a nice report from the Nez Perce Indian War with: "MILES IN LUCK" "Joseph and the Hostile Nez Perces Surrender" "A Severe Engagement Followed by a Grand Result". Also: "The Concluding Portion of Miles' Report About His Recent Battle" and "Joseph Exchanged".
Eight pages, very nice conditi... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, March 25, 1878 This has a fascinating editorial which is a reflection of how people were panicked by the lack of privacy over 100 years ago as they are today. The piece about Edison's latest invention: "The Aerophone" goes on to detail how Edison's work is destroying society. It begins: "Something ought to be done to Mr. Edison, and there is a growing c... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 5, 1878 Certainly the most desired print in this is the terrific doublepage centerfold titled: "The Vintage in California--At Work at the Wine Presses" which is the quintessential print for any lover of American wines. A beautiful print for display.
Other prints in this issue include a full ftpg. cartoonish scene: "The Veteran Butler on ... See More
DAILY REPUBLICAN, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, May 12, 1880 An uncommon title from the North Bay and wine-growing area of Northern California. This is a volume 1 issue with a wide range of local & national news items and a great wealth of ads.
Four pages, some small archival mends inside, lightly toned, somewhat fragile so it must be handled carefully.
THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah (Territory), Jan. 19, 1881 A notable newspaper from this Mormon community with a wide range of content both local & national. Complete in 8 pages, but it was never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. Great condition.
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, July 18, 1881 An uncommonly nice account of this infamous train robbery by the James Gang with page 5 column heads: "The Express Train Robbery" "The Jesse James Gang" "Invade A Train, Murder the Conductor and a Passenger and Rob a Safe". This was the Rock Island Railroad robbery.
Although well known as being committe... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 28, 1882 Nearly two pages of page 2 are taken up with: "Russian Jewish Horrors" "A Nine Month's Record of Rapine, Murder, And Outrage" "Trustworthy Facts Revealing an Extraordinary Reign of Terror--How the Work Began & Rapidly Spread--Monstrous Inaction of the Authorities--Forty Murders and Over Two Hundred Outrages on Jewesses". Thi... 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
DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, April 6, 1882 The front page has an uncommonly nice report concerning the death of the notorious Jesse James, taking about half a column with very nice heads: "THE DEAD BANDIT" "Removing the Remains of Jesse James to the Grave" "The Ford Boys Becoming Anxious as to Their Fate" (see for the full report).
Four pages of large fo... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 17, 1883 Most of the front page is an illustration captioned: "Violet Compares the Valentines" which relates to a story: "Valentines To Order".
Inside is a two-thirds page illus. showing three "Winter Sports in the Engadine." Five illus. pertaining to "The Recent Floods in Germany." Full pg. illus. of "A Va... See More
THE WORLD New York, Nov. 25, 1883
* Outlaw Black Bart - stagecoach robber
In the "Supplement" is over half a column headed: "Black Bart" "Account of the Famous Highwayman's Foot-Pad Exploits". "Black Bart" was an infamous outlaw from Northern California who had just recently been captured..
Twelve pages, archival repairs at some margins, mar... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 18, 1883 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, much more than any found in eastern newspapers. Page 3 has: "The Arizona Train Robbers Attacked & Defeated" with much detail, taking over one-third of the first column.
Page 4 has... See More
GUNNISON REVIEW-PRESS, Colorado, March 6, 1884 An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.
Various news of the day and a great weal... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 12, 1884 Taking most of the front page is a large illustrations plus two insets: "New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railway.--Hydraulic Lift Bridge At Syracuse, N.Y." Also a report: "Hydraulic Lift Bridge."
Prints inside include: "Hand-Grenade Fire Extinguisher" "Attitude of a Soldier on the Battle-Field 24 Hours After ... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 24, 1885 The front page has an interesting article titled: "Lily Langtry - The Lonsdale-Chetwynd Quarrel" which takes close to half a column. A subhead is: "Mrs. Lingtry's New Play" Langtry was a celebrated actress & producer known for her relationships with noblemen.
Page 3 has a nice ad for the "University of Notre Dame"... See More
THE MEDIUM AND DAYBREAK, London, June 18, 1886 A fascinating & unusual newspaper subtitled: "A Weekly Journal Devoted to the History, Phenomena, Philosophy & Teachings of Spiritualism" as noted in the masthead. Items include: "Sir Robert Stout: Premier, Spiritualist, and Free-Thinker" Spiritual Phenomena" Mrs. Hall's Materialization Seances" "Am... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 2, 1887 The back page has over half a column headed: "Emma Lazarus" "Death of An America Poet of Uncommon Talent". Although not a name known by all, one of her works is known by almost all, as she wrote the poem which appears at the base of the Statue of Liberty, "The New Colossus" which includes the memorable words: "...Give me your ti... See More
This is a great broadside for a: "BASKET PICNIC and DANCE !" with further particulars. The date is near the middle in very large letters: "Thursday, Aug. 15th, 1889".
This broadside measures 18 1/2 by 27 1/2 inches. In very nice condition, with a minor water stain at the lower left corner. A beautiful display piece.
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 2, 1889 The full front page is taken up with two illustrations: "Scenes At The Polo Grounds During A Game Between the New York and Brooklyn Clubs" which shows spectators watching a baseball game, and a terrific action print showing: "A Touch-Out at Second Base."
Other prints within include: "On the Western Plains--Friend or F... See More
THE EDGEWOOD SUN, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1892 I wouldn't use the term "cute" to describe many newspapers but I think it fits here. Four pages & measuring just 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, it has advertisements, promotional & news tidbits, and various witticisms. A volume one issue of a little paper that lasted for just 2 1/2 years. Toned but in good condition.
PUCK, New York, July 19, 1893 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 its political cartoons:
front page: "... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 12, 1895 The front page features a photo of Louis: "Pasteur" with a lengthy article on him as well. Other articles with illustrations include: "The Tool Steel Industry" "An Automatic Double Chisel Mortising Machine", a full page print of: "The Armored Cruiser Brooklyn, Launched at Philadelphia, October 2, 1895" and: ... See More
THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, March 18, 1899 The top of one of the ftpg. columns reports the formal end of the Spanish-American War with the signing of the treaty of peace by the queen of Spain. "Treaty Of Peace Signed by Queen" "Official Closing of the Drama" "An Important Page" "The Political Geography of the World Changed" and more. The text begins:... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 12, 1899 The ftpg. is taken up with 2 photos of the sailing yacht "Columbia" with an article & another page of photos inside. Inside photo of: "The Riker Electric Brougham" car, with text. Also a devise titled: "The Boxing Kangaroo". "The Polyphone--Novel Attachment for Phonographs" gives the machine two horns (s... See More