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THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, February, 1800
* President John Adams
* State of the Union Address
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:... 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
* Zeb Pike Explores The Mississippi River
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 climat... 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 WAR, New York, Nov. 28, 1812
* Capture of HMS Frolic
* Sloop-of-war USS Wasp
* War of 1812 naval battle
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 u... 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
* Capture of HMS Penguin
* Tristan da Cunha
* Dartmoor Prison
* Post War of 1812
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... 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
* John Jay death
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 ... 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 subti... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1835
* Texas War for Independence begins
* Battle of Gonzales TX
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... 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
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.
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
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
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
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
* Civil War beginning
* Jefferson Davis proclamation
* Rare Confederate title
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
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
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 16, 1861
* First Battle of Bull Run
* Manassas VA Virginia
* Great title to have
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&q... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 25, 1862
* From the Confederate capital
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 DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 17, 1862
* VERY RARE
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 in... 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.
Eigh... See More
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, Dec. 8, 1862
* Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia close
* General Ambrose Burnside
* Yellville, Arkansas
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'... 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
* Very rare Confederate title
* Battle of Port Hudson
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 bec... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 11, 1863
* First Battle of Charleston Harbor
* Rare Confederate title
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 ... 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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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
* Rare Confederate title
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" ... 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 CAMDEN DAILY JOURNAL, South Carolina, August 4, 1864
* Rare Confederate title
* William T. Sherman
* March to the sea is stopped?
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 sunsh... 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
* Very rare Confederate title
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 Ya... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 27, 1864
* Plot to burn New York City
* Sherman's march to the sea
* Milledgeville, Georgia
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" "... 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
* Jefferson Davis rallying call
* Nearing the end of the Civil War
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... 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
* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Trial of the conspirators - assassins
* John Wilkes Booth & Jefferson Davis
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 &a... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 3, 1865
* Andersonville prison trial
* Henry Wirz
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.... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 9, 1865
* Pre-execution of Captain Henry Wirz
* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia
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 Massachu... 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
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 21, 1877
* Rare Frederick Douglass print
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 A... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 10, 1877
* Nez Perce War ends
* Native Americans - Indians
* Chief Joseph surrenders
* General Nelson A. Miles
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 Mi... See More
DAILY REPUBLICAN, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, May 12, 1880
* Rare Old West title
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 careful... See More
THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah (Territory), Jan. 19, 1881
* Mormons - Mormonism
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
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
* Outlaw Jesse James killed
* Robert & Charles Ford
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 Thei... 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
* Rare Old West title
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... 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
* Lily Langtry
* Notre Dame University
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 a... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 20, 1887
* Emma Lazarus death
* American poet - writer
* Statue of Liberty fame
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... See More
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.
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
* Treaty of Paris signed by Queen
* End of Spanish-American War
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 Po... 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