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Item #569959A popular way to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for under $2.50 each. A great set for a great price. The image shown is representative of the look and condition of the issues you will receive. Actual issues vary.... See More
July 30, 1802
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, July 30, 1802
* President John Adams letter
Pages 2 & 3 contain a very lengthy letter signed in type by: John Adams, dated "New York October 18, 1790" concerning the powers in Europe.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Item #559596CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, 1809-1810 A lot of eight issues of the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States. Each with occasional foxing; otherwise nice. Great to have from the heart of Thomas Jefferson's presidency. The image shows the look and condition of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the specified time-frame.... See More
May 29, 1809
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, May 29, 1809
* Members of Congress in the early 19th century
A full column is taken up with: "List of Members Composing The Senate of the U. States" followed by: "List of Members of the House Of Representatives", each listed by state. Many notable names here (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
Item #180016A lot of ten newspapers of a blend of various folio-size and non-folio-size newspapers (various titles), all containing news on The War of 1812. Average condition with mild wear and foxing; not damaged or 2nd rate. A great set of historic issues at a very reasonable price.
October 15, 1812
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Oct. 15, 1812
* War of 1812 deserters
* James Madison pardon
Inside has: "A Proclamation" by the President offering: "...A full pardon...to each & all such individual as shall, within four months...surrender themselves to the commanding officer of any military post..." signed in type: James Madison.
The back page h... See More
July 6, 1814
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 6, 1814
* War of 1812 blockade
Page 2 has: "President of the U. States of America. A PROCLAMATION" concerning the blockade on the Atlantic coast, signed in type: James Madison. Also: "From the Montreal Papers" "Halifax Papers" " 'Reported Peace Prospect" "Abolition of the Slave Trade" and other tidbits.
F... See More
January 7, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 7, 1815 Included are nearly 4 pages of: "American Prices" continued from an early report, being a very lengthy list of ships, with an introductory sentence: "These lists only included such enemy vessels as safely arrive in our ports, or are sunk or burnt, or otherwise 'satisfactorily' accounted for..." (see for beginning... See More
July 27, 1819
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, July 27, 1819 Page 3 has: "Yellow Stone Expedition" which is a letter from Col. James Johnson from "mouth of Missouri, 15th June, 1819" which is a significant & early expedition.
Four pages, nice condition.
March 12, 1822
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, March 12, 1822
* Paul Revere's son
Near the bottom of the front page is a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Close to it is another add: "Copper" for sale by J.W. Revere, at the same address. Nice to have these 2 Revere ite... See More
March 16, 1829
CONNECTICUT OBSERVER, Hartford, March 16, 1829
* President Andrew Jackson
* Inauguration - inaugural address
Page 3 has: "Inaugural Address" introduced with: "Delivered by Gen. Andrew Jackson, on being sworn into office as President of the United States, on the 4th of March, 1829." followed by the text of the historic address. Page 2 has: "Negro Stealing"... See More
January 2, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1830
* Purchase of Texas from Mexico ?
* General Nicolas Bravo
One of the articles is headed: "Gen. Bravo and The Texas" with portions including: "...on the subject of ceding the Texas to this country...The letter is a ...passionate declamation against the acquisition of Texas by the United States, & of vehement accusat... See More
Item #579577FIGARO IN LONDON, London, 1833 An English comic newspaper of the early 19th century, founded in 1831 and running for almost 8 years. It was the forerunner for the much more popular "Punch" magazine. There is a nice comic illustration in the masthead. Four pages, 8 3/4 by 11 inches, nice condition. The photo shown is generic, but the issue you will receive will be very similar.
May 24, 1836
SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, May 24, 1836 Page 3 has a report on: "Mr. Hoar's Opinions on the Texan Question" in Congress (note: from shortly after the Alamo & San Jacinto), bits including: "...He looked upon the people of Texas as having voluntarily expatriated themselves from a country which was large enough for all its citizens...He would not vote a farthing ... See More
August 13, 1836
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
November 11, 1837
THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, Nov. 11, 1837
* Rare high class community title
* Pre Civil War era
An early newspaper from Long Island with items including: "Advantages of Being Ruined" "Unparalleled Murder" "Horrible Attempt to Massacre a Family" and ore with a wealth of ads.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, wide margins, some fox... See More
April 12, 1841
LLOYD MALTESE, Italy, April 12, 1841 A quite rare little newspaper, published in Italian on the island of Malta, containing four pages, 6 by 8 inches, very nice condition.
May 7, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 7, 1842 Page 3 has a message from the governor of Rhode Island given at a special session of the legislature which relates to the on-going Dorr Rebellion in that state (see hyperlink for details).
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, great condition.
July 5, 1845
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 5, 1845
* President Andrew Jackson death
Near the back are several pages on the death & funeral of President Andrew Jackson, including: "Honors to Ex-President Jackson" which begins: "At the city of Washington the funeral ceremonies were observed on the 27th...". Also: "Mr. Webster's Remarks" and "... See More
February 24, 1846
FLORIDA SENTINEL, Tallahassee, Feb. 24, 1846
* Rare antebellum title
A very early newspaper from the capital of Florida, and with a nice engraving in the masthead. This newspaper is formatted much like most newspapers of the day, being complete in four pages with various local and national news reports in addition to many advertisements. This issue is among the we have in our inventory... See More
Item #200048NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1849 Although this issue does not have specific gold rush content, it is a great “period” item with 1849 in the dateline. The issue contains many ads related to California and westward expansion, including several that have small wood-cut prints. The images shown are representative of the condition and format of the issue you will receive, but actual... See More
Item #219445WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of ten different titles dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition---not a damaged lot and no pulpish newspapers. A popular way to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for under $2.... See More
Item #559183WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT A lot of 50 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896, consisting of a blend of 2nd rate and damaged issues, and containing at least 7 different titles within the lot. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, heavy foxing & wear, missing pages, cut-outs, etc. A great lot for a dealer or for someone wishing to begin a collection when conditio... See More
May 7, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, May 7, 1853 Inside has several prints of West Point, captions including: "Interior View of Old Fort Putnam, at West Point, New York" "View from Fort Putnam...Looking Up the Hudson River" "View of the U.S. Military Academy & the New Barracks..." "Uniforms of the Cadets at the Military Academy..." plus two more. Also ... See More
November 15, 1859
THE CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Nov. 15, 1859
* From the origin of the Civil War
From what would be the hotbed of the Confederacy movement in just one year. The bkpg. has: "John Brown in Kansas".
Four pages, large folio size, obviously the editor's copy as it is considerably marked up as a guide for future issues, almost disfiguratively. Folder size noted i... See More
December 17, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 17, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
* Execution of Cook & Coppic
The top of page 5 has column heads: "THE CHARLESTOWN EXECUTIONS" "Great Influx of Strangers" "A Grand Military Parade" "The Prisoners Preparing for Death" "Attempted Escape of Cook and Coppic&q... See More
Item #215899NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, 1861 The title reflects the theme of this issue, being primarily a farming-related newspaper with agricultural concerns taking much of the front page and some inside space as well. However Civil War reporting is found on page two with a review of the week's battle events and military concerns. Of added significance is the large and very d... See More
September 5, 1861
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 5, 1861
* From the capital of the Confederacy
* Electing a Confederate president and V.P.
Over a full column on the front page is taken up with: "The Election For President and Vice President - List of Commissioners" being a very lengthy list of the men assigned to administer the election in the various locations. Also on the front page: &q... See More
October 14, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 14, 1861 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT REBELLION" "Threatening Movements of the Rebels Near Great Falls" "Prospect Hill Temporarily Occupied" "Another Brilliant Skirmish" "300 Rebels Routed by 40 Indianians" "The Naval Expedition" and more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
November 6, 1861
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Nov. 6, 1861 Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans a... See More
THE CIVIL WAR--a lot (10 issues) of the very best of all titles. Here is a group of ten issues of the famous New York Times and/or NY Tribune and/or NY Herald, much like those listed throughout our website, in good shape and all with front page war news. These New York titles were well-known for their detailed Civil War reporting. An excellent way to obtain an intimate view of this critic... See More
January 11, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 11, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Important From Port Royal" "Full Details of the Late Battle at the Ferry" "Valuable Information Obtained from the Negroes" "3000 Additional Troops Sent to Tybee Island" and more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
February 8, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 8, 1862 The full front page is a print titled: "The alarmed Picket-guard." which has a caption: "The Picket of the Tenth Indiana Regiment Discovering the Approach of the Rebels at Mill Spring, Kentucky."
Inside has a half pg: "View Of Ship Island, Louisiana"; quarter-page prints of: "Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary ... See More
May 14, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 14, 1862
* Post capture of New Orleans
* Benjamin Butler imposes martial law
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Butler's Proclamation" which was his proclamation to the people of New Orleans upon his taking the city, imposing martial law & detailing how the city would function. He mentions: "...The armies of the United... See More
May 21, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 21, 1862 The front page features a large and very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN EASTERN VIRGINIA". Among the ftpg. column heads are: "From General McClellan's Army" "Only Ten Miles To Richmond" "The Rebel Pickets Driven In" "The Enemy's Army Within Two Miles" "The Gunboat Expedition Up J... See More
December 18, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec . 18, 1862
* Battle of Fredericksburg VA aftermath
* General Ambrose E. Burnside
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Burnside's Reasons for Recrossing the Rappahannock" "The Evacuation a Military Necessity" "Surprise of the Rebels on Discovering the Movement" "How the Retreat Was Conducted" and more. ... See More
Item #583878GLEASON'S LITERARY COMPANION, Boston, 1863 Obviously a literary publication from the Civil War era, the prime feature being the huge eagle engraving in the masthead, with a wingspan of 7 inches. There are a few illustrations within, mostly being text. Sixteen pages, 11 by 15 inches, great condition.
May 3, 1864
THE DAILY SOUTH CAROLINIAN, Columbia, May 3, 1864
* Very rare Civil War title
A very scarce title from the Confederacy. Page 2 has an editorial headed: “Extortioners As Soldiers” and also: “War News” which has a variety of reports & subheads including: “Fight In East Tennessee” “Good Reports From Mississippi” “Important Proclama... See More
May 7, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 7, 1864 The full front page is a print: "Union Scouts In Louisiana". Inside has a very notable full page print: "Negroes Escaping Out of Slavery" as well as "Stock Gambling at Gallagher's Evening Exchange" and "Repulse of the Rebels at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana". Other prints include: "Freedman's Village, ... See More
May 23, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 23, 1864
* Generals Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant
* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House - Virginia
* Rare Confederate title from the rebel capital
A very famous newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page items are: "The War News" with subheads: "From the Peninsula", "From the Southside",... See More
June 15, 1864
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 15, 1864 This issue includes on the ftpg. "Peace Propositions" "Correspondence Between Jeff. Davis and Governor Vance" of North Carolina, including a quite lengthy letter signed in type: Jefferson Davis.
Among other items are: "How Lincoln's Nomination Was Received" "General Morgan's Defeat of Averill" "S... See More
July 11, 1864
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, July 11, 1864
* From the origin of the Civil War
* Sinking of the CSS Alabama
Nice Confederate newspaper from the hotbed of the Confederacy. Notable column heads include: "Another Campaign in Pennsylvania" "Early & Breckinridge Over the Border" "Alarm at the North!" "The Alabama Sunk by the Yankee Gunboat K... See More
August 13, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 13, 1864
* re. Burning of Chambersburg
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "Rebel Accounts of Their Losses at Petersburg" "Richmond Views on the Burning of Chambersburg" "Operations Against Mobile" "Gen. Sheridan's Army" "Rebels Evacuate Winchester & Retreat U... See More
August 20, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 20, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "General Sheridan's Army" "A Retrograde Movement to Berryville" "The Enemy Pushing Up the Valley" "General Grant's Army" "Reconnoissance to Fair Oaks" "Operations Against Mobile" "The Peace Question" & much more.
Eight pages,... See More
August 29, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 29, 1864
* Second Battle of Ream's Station
* General Ulysses S. Grant's Army
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "Severe Battle on the Weldon Railroad..." "The Fight Begun by the Rebels" "Losses Heavy on Both Sides" "Official Reports of the Engagement".
Eight pag... See More
October 14, 1864
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, October 14, 1864
* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper
* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama
* A wealth of Civil War related reporting
See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. Among the front page items are: ""Forrest's Operations" takin... See More
March 27, 1865
THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 27, 1865
* Final days of the Civil War
* Battle of Fort Stedman
* William T. Sherman
The front page features a detailed Civil War map titled: "'THE MILITARY COMBINATIONS. - Scene of Grant's, Sherman's, Schofield's and Terry's Operations---The Encircling Columns". Among the ftpg. column heads are: "SHERMAN - Goldsboro Occu... See More
April 8, 1865
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, April 8, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee's surrender (day of)
* Appomattox Court House signing (eve)
The front page has a nice war map headed: "THE CAMPAIGN IN VIRGINIA" showing the area of Paineville, Amelia Court House, Henderson, Jennings, & more.
Some great & historic front page reporting with first column heads: "VIRGINIA!" &... See More
April 15, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 15, 1865 This was the day Lincoln died after having been shot at Ford's Theater the evening prior.
The front page shows: 'Major-General Edward R. S. Canby" and "Lieutenant-General Grant's Headwaters at City Point, Virginia". Other prints inside include: "The Rebel General Wade Hampton's Mansion in Columbia, South Carol... See More
April 26, 1865
HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, Texas, April 26, 1865
* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy
Page 3 contains a synopsis of President Davis' message in which he talks about the evacuation of Richmond and reaffirms his commitment to the Confederacy, reading in part: "...it is my purpose to maintain your cause with my whole heart & soul; that I will never consent to a... See More
November 11, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 11, 1865 The front page has prints of: "Hon. Charles Adams" and "Earl Russell" with articles on each. Prints within include: "Thomas Carlyle" "View of the Tobacco Exchange, Corner of Virginia and Cary Streets, Richmond, Virginia" "Interior of the Seabrook Tobacco Warehouse at Richmond, Virginia" "R... See More
November 18, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 18, 1865 The ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Fearful Explosion in Front of the Wyoming Hotel, Greenwich St., New York". Prints inside include: "Experiments with Torpedo Shells"; a fullpg: "The Rich of New York--How They Live" with 11 prints, and a fullpg: "The Poor of New York--How They Live" with 14 prints. S... See More
Item #559613NEW YORK TIMES, 1865-1866 A lot of five issues of the New York Times from just after the Civil War, each with a report of a baseball game. These issues provide a mid-19th century perspective of America’s favorite pastime. Some browning, generally nice condition.
Item #180044SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, 1870's A nice lot of ten issues from this fascinating period---the 'golden age' of American inventiveness---with much coverage of the latest inventions & improvements of the day, with illustrations. The images shown are only representative of the look, condition, and format of the issues you will receive. Actual issues vary, but will... See More
April 15, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 15, 1871 Three front pg. illus. pertaining to "Scenes in Paris During the German Occupation" including: "An Object of Curiosity in the Champs Elysees," "The Penalty of Speaking to a German Soldier" and "The Germans at the Tuileries." Inside: A full pg. illus. of "Scenes in Paris During the German Occupation-Waiting f... See More
April 30, 1873
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, April 30, 1873 The top of the ftpg. has nice column heads on the Modoc Indian War with: "ANOTHER BATTLE" "A Detachment of Troops Caught In a Trap" "Galling Cross Fire from the Modocs" "A Complete Rout" "19 Men Killed" "Gallant Conduct of Captain Thomas" "He Dies a Brave Soldier"... See More
September 20, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 20, 1873
* Winslow Homer's most famous print
* Great for framing
This issue has a tipped-in double page centerfold titled: "Snap The Whip" drawn by Winslow Homer. This print, considered by many to be the most desirable illustrations done by Homer to appear in Harper's Weekly--and arguably the most desired iss... See More
October 2, 1873
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 2, 1873
* P.T. Phineas Barnum ad
The photo shows the nice back page ad for " P. T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum Menagerie" which includes a portrait of Mr. Barnum and various details about the attractions and performances. The ad takes two-thirds of the column. Also ftpg. column heads on: "The Financial Panic"
Eight pages, good co... See More
May 1, 1878
MAINLAND GUARDIAN, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, May 1, 1878
* Rare title
A quite uncommon title from this town in British Columbia, with various news and literary items of the day and a wealth of ads a well, several of which are illustrated.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, even toning, nice condition.... See More
Item #559651A lot of seven "Old West" newspapers, each with a different title from California dating in the 1870's through 1890's. A nice opportunity for a mini-set of different "Wild West" titles at a bargain price. A wealth of both news reports and ads of the day. Keep in mind, issues from this period can be fragile and must be handled with care.
July 19, 1880
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, July 19, 1880
* Frank James
* Outlaws - train robbers
* Clay County, Missouri
The middle column of the ftpg. has: "Frank James" which concerns reports of his recent arrival in the vicinity, perhaps to visit his mother. Also: "Hanged by Her Insane Mother" "An Obstinate Truant" "A Monster Narrowly Escapes Lynching" and m... See More
December 1, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 1, 1883 Full ftpg. shows: "The Evacuation Day Centennial---Grand Marine Procession Passing Up the East River" showing the Brooklyn Bridge. Prints inside include: "Texas--Types of the Cowboys of the Plains" "Louisiana--Sketches in & About New Orleans"; great doublpg. centerfold shows view of the grand parade cele... See More
June 13, 1885
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 13, 1885
* Completed construction of the Statue of Liberty
The entire front page is a great, detailed illustration captioned: "The Statue Of Liberty As It Will Appear When Completed" showing it on its pedestal on Bedloe's Island, New York harbor. Inside has 1 1/2 pages of text and prints on the Statue, several showing the: "Elevati... See More
June 8, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, June 8, 1893 Of special interest is item #11 of "Notable Jews - Isidor Bush" which also includes a photograph & biography of him (see hyperlink for more on his life).
Among many other prints & photos is a full page with 5 photos of: "The Columbian Exposition at Chicago".
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
... See More
August 30, 1894
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 30, 1894
* Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show advertisement
Page 9 has a nice, illustrated advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill (see). Just above it is an ad for "Sousa's Band", being the famed John Philip Sousa.
Complete in 10 pages, lightly browned, some small margin tears, oth... See More
November 16, 1895
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 16, 1895 The ftpg. has 6 photos of: "The Atlanta Exposition" with text. Among many photos, illustrations & articles inside is a great article: "The Motocycle Race" which has photos of the: "Morris and Salom's Electrobat" and "The Benz Motocycle", both very early versions of cars.
Sixteen pages, never b... See More
October 7, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 7, 1899 The full ftpg. is taken up with two prints of: "Fifty Years of International Yacht Racing" with a related article inside. Other articles with photos/prints include: "Electrographs of the Electro-Static Current made Without a Camera" "A New Chainless Bicycle" "A Courthouse Going to Court" "Electrically... See More
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