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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
September 1, 1804
THE GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1804
* re. Alexander Hamilton - Aaron Burr duel
The first column of a page is headed: “AMERICA & THE WEST INDIES” reporting: “By the New York papers, we learn, that the Coroner’s Inquest, held on the late Gen. Hamilton, have brought in a verdict of ‘Willful murder against A’ Burr, esq. Vice President o... See More
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
June 5, 1811
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 30, 1811
* The Little Belt Affair
* Captain Arthur Bingham
Page3 has nearly half a column headed: "A Naval Engagement" concerning the Spitfire, the frigate President, and the Little Belt. One bit notes: "...There is no truth in the report of the President having been sent out in pursuit of the frigate that impressed a man from the brig Spitfire... 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.
March 8, 1814
THE WAR, New York, March 8, 1814 The entire front page is taken up with various "Documents" explaining the causes of the failure of the American on the Northern Frontier and which accompanied the report of the Secretary of War. Included are 6 letters signed in type: H. Dearborn.
Much reporting on the War of 1812 continues on page 2 (see for portions), and page 2 is mostly taken up... See More
January 21, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1815 The first 5 1/2 pages are taken up with continued reporting on the "New England Convention", also known as the Hartford Convention, at which grievances were discussed concerning the on-going War of 1812.
Also in this issue: "Major-General Proctor" and "Events of the War" which has some nice content concerning... See More
April 1, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 1, 1815
* General Andrew Jackson
* Warns his soldiers (end of war?)
* re. Treaty of Ghent
June 19, 1816
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, June 19, 1816 The front page has a lengthy report: "On The Mississippi - Levees" concerning plans to create a levee system at New Orleans. Page 2 has a letter headed: "Simon Bolivar" written to people in Venezuela beginning: "This is the period of the republic...", signed in type: Simon Bolivar.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
August 3, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Aug. 3, 1816
* Lord Byron... "Fare Thee Well"
* Original printing from year of publication
In 1815 Lord Byron married Annabella Milbanke, and fathered a child with her. A year later they were divorced, but before their marriage needed, he wrote "Fare Thee Well" as what he described as both his first and last prose for her benefit. Th... See More
March 18, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 18, 1820 Taking over 3 pages is a continued report from the Secretary of the Treasury on the "National Currency". Also within is over a page on the: "Seizure of the Floridas", followed by: "The Slave Question". Nearly 4 pages of reports from "Congress" as well.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/4 inches, good c... See More
December 18, 1825
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATESMAN & CONCORD REGISTER, Dec. 18, 1825
* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
All of the ftpg. and most of pg. 2 are taken up with the President's state-of-the-union address to Congress, a tradition begun with Washington and continuing yet today. Signed in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. A great review of notable events in 1830.
Fou... See More
June 7, 1828
DAILY NATIONAL JOURNAL, Philadelphia, June 7, 1828
* Treaty of Washington II
* Cherokee Nation - Indians
* John Quincy Adams
Page 2 begins with over two columns taken up with a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Nation of Indians, signed in type by President John Quincy Adams & several Indian chiefs (with their X mark).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good co... See More
November 12, 1830
BREDASCHE COURANT NIEUWS-BLAD, Breda, The Netherlands, Nov. 12, 1830 A single sheet newspaper with a large and ornate engraving in the masthead, plus two black-inked tax stamp a the top. Totally in the Dutch language. Measures 10 by 14 inches, very nice condition.
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.
June 4, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 4, 1842 Page 4 has a report headed: "Rhode Island" concerning the Dorr Rebellion, a few bits including: "Since the flight of Mr. Dorr, a voluminous paper controversy has commended between some of the actors in the late scenes...He still claims to be their legitimate governor...Meanwhile the governor of Rhode Island has made a requi... See More
November 13, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, Nov. 13, 1847 Two-thirds of the front page are taken up with lengthy & detailed: "Official Dispatches" "Battles of Conatreras and Churubusco" which includes two lengthy letters signed in type by: Winfield Scott.
Coverage of the Mexican War continues to take off of page 2, and nearly half of page 3 with reports from Generals Pillow, Twiggs... 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
October 1, 1849
NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Oct. 1, 1849 The top of the front page has a: "Portrait of Juan Garcia, alias Rey, Whom the Spanish Consul in this City, and Others, Stand Charged with Abducting". Included is a lengthy: "Biographical Sketch of Juan Francisco Garcia, Alias Rey".
Eight pages, very nice condition.
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
Item #648464HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, December, 1851
* Herman Melville's Moby-Dick
* Early novel review - The Whale
Near the back of the issue is "Literacy Notices" which discusses "A new work by Herman Melville, entitled Moby Dick; or, the Whale, has just been issued by Harper and Brothers... Moby Dick is the name of an old White Whale; half fish and half de... See More
November 10, 1852
NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, November 10, 1852
* Charles Dickens review of Harriet Beecher Stowe's, "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
* Article from Charles Dickens' own publication
Most are aware "Uncle Tom's Cabin", upon its release, was embraced by abolitionists but enraged most of those from the South and Northern supporters of slavery. However, few are aware that ... See More
January 15, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, January 15, 1853
Page 48 has a portrait of "Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author Of 'Uncles Tom's Cabin'," with related text beginning on 46 and continuing the the left of the portrait. The article states in part: "Of the personal history of this powerful writer, who has achieved a reputation entitling her to ranks with the au... See More
Item #647597ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853
* Published by P. T. Barnum
Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller... See More
April 6, 1853
NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, April 6, 1853
* Harriet Beecher Stowe recognized for her contribution to the abolitionist cause
* "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
* Stafford House convention
Most are aware "Uncle Tom's Cabin", upon its release, was embraced by abolitionists but enraged most of those from the South and Northern supporters of slavery. However, few are aware that it was... See More
May 6, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston May 6, 1854 This newspaper was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time as the famed Harper's Weekly & Leslie's Illustrated had yet to exist.
The front page features a print & article on: "John J. Audubon". Other prints within include scenes in Russia, the Phoca or Seal, Valley Forge & view of Gen. Washington'... See More
September 6, 1856
PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 6, 1856 This was one of America's first sporting-focused periodicals. Page 13 has a terrific & quite early article headed: "Base Ball" which begins: "This noble American game, which all of the seductions of the scientific game of Cricket have not been able to undermine, is growing more & more in favor every day...&q... See More
October 2, 1858
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 2, 1858 The front page shows: "Officers of the New York Caledonian Club". Within the issue are a full page of: "Review Of the Troops at Camp Susquehanna, Williamsport, Pa.", and smaller prints of: "Block House at Fort Myers, Florida" "Tomb of the Poet Drake at Hunt's Point, N.Y.", a centerfold with 3 p... See More
June 9, 1859
NEW YORK TIMES, June 9, 1859
* Spared children of the Mountain Meadow massacre
The back page has an intriguing article headed: "Sixteen White Children Recovered from the Indians" Near the beginning is: "...have succeeded in recovering sixteen children & have them now in my possession. It is said these are all that remain of probably 140 men, women, and children... See More
November 20, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 20, 1859
* John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry WV
The first column heads include: "Excitement & Alarm In Virginia" "Affairs at Charlestown" "Bread of Another Abolitionist Incursion" "Project of Seizing & Holding Hostage for Old Brown" "Virginia Arming For Civil War" and more.
Eight pages, irregular... See More
December 30, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 30, 1859 Front page column heads include: "The Irrepressible Conflict" "Negro Insurrection in Bolivar, Missouri" "Arrest of an Incendiary in North Carolina" "The Contemplated Field of Old John Brown's Operations".
Eight pages, good condition.
Item #652373THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, April, 1860
* Walt Whitman's "Bardic Symbols" - 1st appearance
* also Whitman's 1st appearance in The Atlantic Monthly
* 2 lines deleted by the publisher
Pages 445-447 have Walt Whitman's, "Bardic Symbols," which is both the poem's 1st appearance and Whitman's 1st contribution to The Atlantic Monthly. According to the Walt Whitm... 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
January 5, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, January 5, 1861
* Jewish - Judaica - Jews
* Rabbi Morris Jacob Raphall
* The Bible view of slavery
* B-nai Jeshurun (Manhattan)
The last column of the front page is taken up with a lengthy report, carrying over to take all of pages 2, 3,4 and 5, with heads including: "STATE OF THE UNION" "Our National Fast Day" "Its General Observance in the... See More
May 3, 1861
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 3, 1861
* Rare Confederate title
The front page is entirely taken up with ads. War related items are on the inside pages including a notable item headed: "Secession of Tennessee" which includes: "...that the Legislature of Tennessee...had passed the ordinance of secession by an almost unanimous vote..." but they are... See More
July 20, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 20, 1861 The full front page is a print of: "Filling Cartridge at the U.S. Arsenal at Watertown, Mass." done by famed artist Winslow Homer.
Other prints within include 5 scenes of: "The Eleventh Indiana Regiment of Zouaves, Colonel L. Wallace", and another full page with 8 prints of: "Scenes About Camp". A half page shows: &q... See More
August 14, 1861
DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, August 14, 1861
* Very rare Confederate title from North Carolina
Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered. General Burnside moved into the city on March 14, 1862 so it was only in Confederate hands for less than a year, increasing the scarcity of truly "Confederate" newspap... See More
August 22, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 22, 1861
* Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports concerning the Civil War are: "The Position of Maryland" "A Novel Experiment" "Message of the Governor of North Carolina" "The Bivouac"... See More
September 19, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 19, 1861
* From the Confederate capital
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "From Norfolk--Another Flag of Truce--Affairs in Hampton Roads..." "Retreat of the Fist Georgia Regiment from Carrick's Ford--A Thrilling Narrative" "The Recent Engagement in K... See More
October 2, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 2, 1861
* From the capital of the Confederacy
* Battle of Barbourville KY Kentucky
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "From Norfolk--The Blockading Fleet--The Richmond Grays--Arrest of a Unionist" "The Salt Works of the Confederate States" and a wealth of ads ... See More
November 22, 1861
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Nov. 22, 1861
* From the origin of the Civil War
This was one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States of America" in the dateline.
Among the front page items are: "From Richmond--Confederate Congress--Latest Northern News" "From Nashville", "From Memphis...Address to Sister States on the Th... 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 12, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD Jan. 12, 1862.
* Battle of Middle Creek - Kentucky
* Colonel James A. Garfield victory
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Important from Kentucky" "The Rebels Under Humphrey Marshall Refuse to Fight, and Disband" "Destruction of Their Wagons, Tents and Camp Equipage" Scarcity of Ammunition Among the Rebels" "What Congr... See More
January 23, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1862
* Battle of Mill Springs - Kentucky
* General George H. Thomas victory
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Battle at Mill Spring" "Order of the Day of the President" which is signed by Edwin Stanton & is congratulations for the battle of Mill Spring; "Additional Details of the Brilliant Affair" &qu... See More
March 22, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, March 22, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Affairs On the Mississippi" "The Great Fight at Island No. 10" "Beauregard At Corinth, Miss." "Movements of the Rebels at Memphis" and more.
Eight pags, good condition.
April 13, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 13, 1862
* Battle of Shiloh
* Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee
The first column has some nice headlines concerning the battle of Shiloh, including: "The Victory at Pittsburg" "Additional Reports Of The Battle" "Rebel Account of the First Day's Fight" "Beauregard's Official Despatch" "Victory Claimed by the Reb... See More
June 25, 1862
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, June 25, 1862 the ftpg. has column heads on the; "Terrible Casualty at Bridgewater ""Boiler Explosion at the Iron Works" "Six Men Killed & a Large Number Severely Wounded". Some Civil War reporting on pg. 2
Four pages, nice condition.
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.
January 26, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 26, 1863
* Battles in Arkansas
The front page has a nice map titled: "THE WHITE RIVER EXPEDITION" showing the area around Memphis, Little Rock, Pine Bluff, etc. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE VICTORIES IN ARKANSAS" "Progress of the Mississippi Flotilla" "Capture of St. Charles, Duval's Bluff" &... See More
January 31, 1863
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 31, 1863
* Very rare Confederate title
This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South--see the information below. Note that the city of publication, "Jackson", is noted near the top of page 2.
The front page has much on the war including: "Federal Reports from Port Hudson" "From ... See More
February 15, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 15, 1863 The front page is dominated by a detailed Civil War map headed: "THE REBEL IRON-CLAD RAID. Scene of the Naval Conflict Off Charleston--Position of the Contending Vessels."
Ftpg. column heads include: "Interesting From New Orleans" "Departure of the Rebel Sympathizers for Dixie" "Excitement at Hickok's Landing". More ... See More
February 17, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 17, 1863 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Blockade of Charleston Not Broken" "Sinking of the Rebel Steamboat W. H. Starke" "Conservationist & Activity at Savannah" "News From the South" "Bill to Sequestrate the Property of Union Men" "Wholesale Desertions" The Loss of the Hatteras&quo... See More
March 14, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1863 The full front page is a print of: "Teaching the Negro Recruits the Use of the Minie Rifle", a print showing Black soldiers.
Other nice prints within include a full page with three prints and a map: "Beulah Battery, at the Junction of Burnside and Vernon Rivers", "The Rebel Turtle Ram Just Launched at Savannah", "The... See More
March 21, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, March 21, 1863 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Fight on the Tallahatchie" "Movements of the Forces from New Orleans" "News From Hilton Head" "Exploits of the Black Brigade in Florida" ""The White Troops Opposed to the Copperhead Politicians" "Successful Union March Into North Alabama" &q... See More
April 17, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, April 17, 1863
* First Battle of Charleston Harbor
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Fight in Charleston Harbor" "A Cotton Panic in Georgia" "Heavy Taxation in the South" "Interesting From the Blackwater" "The Skirmishing Still Going On" "Activity of Gen. Peck" "The Garrison at Wash... See More
June 3, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 3, 1864
* Battle of Cold Harbor
* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GRAND CAMPAIGN" "Reported Assault Upon Richmond by Gen. Hancock" "Burnside Near Mechanicsville" "The Enemy Repulsed Everywhere. "From the Peninsula" "An Engagement With a Rebel Iron... See More
July 20, 1864
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 20, 1864
* Rare pro Confederate title
* Abraham Lincoln proclamation
Among the reports are: "Gen. Hunter's Campaign--His Imbecility & Vandalism" "Bad Principles--Bad Men!" "The President's Fast Day Proclamation" signed in type: Abraham Lincoln; "War News of the Week" "General Forrest--Southern News&quo... See More
August 5, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 5, 1864
* 3rd and final Northern invasion
* General Robert E. Lee
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Maryland Campaign" "The Late Invasion & the Pennsylvania Raid" "Prospect of Another Advance of the Enemy, Reinforced from the Army of Lee" "The Fruitless Marches of Our Troops in Maryland" &... See More
January 15, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 15, 1865
* Slavery abolished in Tennessee
* Rosser's Beverly raid - West Virginia
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "TENNESSEE" "Abolition of Slavery Throughout the State" "West Virginia" "Beverly Court House Attacked by the Enemy" "Richmond" and more. Much more war reporting on pages 4, 5 &am... See More
January 28, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 28, 1865
* Confederacy falling apart
* Final months of the war
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "The Inefficiency of Davis" "The Rebel Leaders Unequal to the Occasion" "The Feeling of Confidence in Them Hopelessly Broken" "Peace Mission" and more. Much war reporting on page... See More
March 11, 1865
THE WORLD, New York, March 11, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln proclamation
* Deserters must return to their posts
* W.T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Proclamation by President Lincoln" "Pardon to All Deserters Who Return to Service Within Sixty Days" "Penalties For Not Returning" "Guerrillas Near Leesb... See More
March 15, 1865
THE WORLD, New York, March 15, 1865
* Confederates falling apart
* Nearing the end of war
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S ARMY" "The Army at Laurel Hill, N.C." "The Troops All Well & Doing Finely" "Interview Between Jeff. Davis and Joe Johnston" "Weakness of Johnston's Army" "Gen. Lee Unab... See More
March 26, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, March 26, 1865
* Battle of Fort Stedman
* Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
* William T. Sherman
Front page column heads on the Civil War include: "SHERMAN" "Official Despatch from General Schofield" "Occupation of Goldsboro by His Troops on Tuesday" "Slight Opposition Only from the Rebels" "Sherman's Left Engaged in the Bentonvil... See More
April 2, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 2, 1865
* Battle of White Oak Road
* Richmond-Petersburg campaign
* Nearing the end of the Civil War
First column heads on the ftpg. mark the final days of the Civil War as General Grant and the Federal Army pursue the Confederate Army led by General Lee: "GRANT" "The Fighting On Friday" "Despatches from the President and Secretary Stan... See More
September 20, 1865
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1865
* Henry Wirz trial
* Jefferson Davis
From shortly after the end of the Civil War but still with war-related reports including: "Returned Soldiers" "The Real Abolition Platform of Ohio" "Mustering Out Negro Troops" "The Wirz Trial" "Trouble Brewing in the Abolition Camp" "Jefferson Davis&q... 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.
September 29, 1866
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 The fourth page has a 3 by 2 inch portrait of: "Edward Beadle, Gotham B. B. Club Of New York." Includes an article headed "Our Base Ball Illustrations" that compares the "new school" of ball players to the "old boys" and then describes the talent and skills of Beadle, a first baseman for the Gothams (s... See More
Item #652371THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, February, 1869
* Walt Whitman's "Proud Music of the Sea Storm" - 1st appearance
* submitted to The Atlantic Monthly on behalf of Whitman as a favor
Pages 199-203 have Walt Whitman's, "Proud Music of the Sea Storm," which, according to the Walt Whitman Archive, has the distinction of being a poem submitted to The Atlantic Monthly by Ralph Wal... See More
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
June 26, 1872
THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 26, 1872
* Walt Whitman
* "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free"
* Considered the 1st publication
Page 3 has Walt Whitman's, "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free," which was a poem he wrote and delivered at the 1872 Commencement at Dartmouth College. This printing was actually from the day prior to the Commencement, making it one of the earliest i... See More
June 10, 1873
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, June 10, 1873 The top of the ftpg. has column heads on the Modoc Indian War, with: "THE MODOCS" "A Cruel Massacre" "A Train of Prisoners Attacked by Oregon Volunteers" "Little John, Tehee Jack, Pony Mooch and Others Killed". Page 3 has an interesting article: "Abraham Lincoln's Duel--Forgotten Inci... See More
June 24, 1875
DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, June 24, 1875
* Castle Creek - South Dakota
* Black Hills gold discovery
The ftpg. has: "Gold at Black Hill" which has a dispatch beginning: "I have discovered gold in small quantities on the north bend of Castle Creek...About 15 miners have located a camp on the creek above here..." and more.
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, ... See More
February 19, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 19, 1876
* Pre-publication extracts of "Two Rivulets" - 1st appearance
* Much on and by Walt Whitman
* 1st major works since "Leaves of Grass"
Page 4, under the heading, "WALT WHITMAN'S POEMS," has per-publication extracts from "Two Rivulets," and are believed to be their 1st appearance. Included are "Eidolons,&quo... See More
September 25, 1877
THE COURIER-JOURNAL, Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 25, 1877 The back page has a small section headed: "Base Ball" "We Whacked It to Terre Haute, Anyway".
Four pages, irregular & partially loose at the spine. Large size, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
October 12, 1877
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 12, 1877
* Charles Darwin
Page 4 has: "The Evolution of Life" which espouses the work of Charles Darwin, noting in part: "The fact cannot be disputed that theories of evolution are winning favor in scientific circles...The most prominent of these theories is known as Darwinism..." with more (see).
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
February 3, 1879
THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 3, 1879
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Electric Light Bulb
The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Edison's Light" "Already Perfected, bug Requiring to be Cheapened" "Interesting Experiments--What the Professor Had to Say About the Gas Companies". The article takes over a full column.
Eight pages, lightly toned, n... 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.
April 17, 1880
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 17, 1880 The full ftpg. is: "Hon. Elihu B. Washburne, of Illinois. Gallery of Possible Presidential Candidates" with more on him inside.
A nice half page has a montage of 4 prints of: "Montana--Illustrations of Life in General Miles's Command.". A great & dramatic full page print: "Colorado--The Royal Gorge in ... See More
December 4, 1880
BRIDGEPORT CHRONICLE-UNION, Mono County, California, December 4, 1880
* Rare Old West title
A very rare title from this town very high in the mountains near the Nevada border. Today it is a tourist-focused community. Gregory (Union List of American Serials) notes that only two institutions have ANY issues of this title, one of which has this issue.
Four pages, with various local news ... See More
August 5, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 5, 1883
* Mexico-Arizona Apache Wars
* General George Crook
Page 3 has a column headed: "CROOK'S CAMPAIGN" "Official Report of the Gray Wolf to the War Department" "Difficulties Encountered & Overcome in the Pursuit of Apaches--The Battle in the Sierras". A nice account of Crooks battles with the Apache Indians. ... See More
March 7, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 7, 1885 The full ftpg. is a print of: "The Last Days of President Arthur in the White House--Father & Daughter." Inside has a doublpg. centerfold of: "The Grand Sham Battle...at Prospect Park, Brooklyn...The Mob Breaking in on The First Line of Defense". A nice fullpg. print shows the west front of the Capitol in advance of th... See More
December 7, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 7, 1889 The prime feature would be the great doublepage centerfold: "The Thanksgiving Day Game of Foot-Ball Between the Yale and Princeton College Teams on the Berkeley Oval, New York City". This is a very displayable montage of ten illustrations, the largest captioned: "A Quarterback Passing the Ball."
Other prints include ... See More
January 4, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, January 4, 1890 A fullpg. has 3 prints on: "Features of the Land 'Boom' In the South". Fullpg: "Celebrating the Advent of the New York--In front of Trinity Church on Broadway" and a fullpg. with 5 prints of: "The Leading Financial Institutions of the West" showing banks in Kansas City, Omaha, & Tope... See More
February 20, 1892
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 20, 1892 The ftpg. features a great illustration captioned: "Compound Locomotive Made by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works" with a related article.
Inside prints include a fullpg. of: "The World's Columbian Exposition" "The Proposed Odd Fellows' Temple at Chicago" and more.
Sixteen pages, never bound or trimmed, good... See More
January 6, 1893
LAS VEGAS DAILY OPTIC, New Mexico (Territory), Jan. 6, 1893
* Very early for this state
An uncommon territorial newspaper from 19 years before statehood. The fist column has: "THE CATTLEMEN IN COURT" "The Wyoming Cattlemen Must Lay Aside Their Fire-Arms While in Cheyenne" "Dead-Lock In Colorado" and more.
Four pages, large folio size, archivally rejoined ... See More
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