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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1800 Near the back is news headed: "America" which reports on the Yellow Fever epidemic noting: "America, too, is at once a prey to a malignant fever & a most extensive & alarming insurrection among the Negroes, incited, as is said, by French emissaries 7 urged to slaughter every white person (except French) that falls within... See More
BOSTON GAZETTE , Dec. 1, 1800
* President John Adams
* State of the Union Address
Page 2 begins with the: "Speech" delivered by the President, being his state-of-the-union address to Congress, signed in type: John Adams. This address takes nearly 1 1/2 columns.
Four pages, foxing, damp staining to the top portion.... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1801
* President Thomas Jefferson
* James T. Callender
Page 2 has a small & curious item: "We hear that the President of the United States has remitted the remainder of the sentence of James Thompson Callender, convicted last summer of a libel..." with a bit more. It was Callender whom Jefferson... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 14, 1811 The first five pages are focused on the hoped-for independence of Venezuela, with: "A Declaration of Rights by the People of Venezuela" which includes: "Sovereignty of The People" "Rights Of Man In Society" "Duties of Man In Society" and "Duties of the Social Body". This is followed by the:... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 25, 1812 The front page has a letter to Congress signed by the President: James Madison, which hints of the coming war: "...The continued evidence afforded in this correspondence of the hostile policy of the British government against our national rights, strengthens the considerations recommending & urging the preparation of adequate means for m... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 14, 1812
* Muskingum County
Near the back is a brief yet interesting article headed: "Pleasing Sketch of Zanesville", Ohio, describing it as it was in 1812 (see).
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, great condition.
THE WAR, New York, Dec. 28, 1812
* Battle of Wild Cat Creek
* Indians ambush Samuel Hopkins Infantry
The front page begins with a letter from Buffalo, signed by: Peter B. Porter, refuting the account of his failure to invade Canada as reported by General Smyth. This is a fascinating incident, as Wikipedia notes: "...After the failed attack on Canada, Smyth was insulted by Brigadi... See More
BOSTON GAZETTE, April 8, 1813
* Death of the "Gerrymander"
* Governor Elbridge Gerry
Page 3 begins with an interesting article headed: "The Gerrymander", essentially a report of its death. The "gerrymander" was--and remains to this day--a controversial political maneuver used to reshape voting districts in order to favor a political party. It was named fo... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 28, 1813 Pages 1-4 contains five letters under the heading: "Further Executive Proceedings" signed in type by either James Monroe of James Madison, concerning relations with Sweden. Also in the issue: "Events of the War" with much on the War of 1812 including letters signed in type by Henry Proctor, Isaac Chauncey and two by Wm. ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 14, 1815 Much of the issue is taken up with the "Hartford Convention" which concerned grievances with the on-going War of 1812. Near the back is: "Events of the War" which has over 2 pages on the latest reports from New Orleans, and includes: "General Orders, to the Citizens of New Orleans" signed in type: Thos. L. But... See More
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, March 2, 1816 Page 3 has an interesting article of a new devise called a: "Life-Saving Mattress" with a prefacing note that it is: "...not only for all the uses of a common mattress, but also for the preservation of life in cases of shipwreck.", followed by: "A Description of the Patent Life-Saving Mattress" (see).
Four pages, nice condition... See More
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, May 1, 1816
* Napoleon exiled to St. Helena
The front page has a brief letter from St. Helena concerning Bonaparte in banishment (see). Also on the ftpg: "Earthquake at Lisbon". Page 2 has a very lengthy Act of Congress "To regulate the Duties on Imports & Tonnage" signed in type by the President: James Madison.
Four pages, bit irregular at ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Sept. 17, 1817 The back page contains the detailed obituary of Paul Cuffee, which states in part: "He was a descendant of Africa [African Ashanti]: But combated and overcame by the native strength of mind, and a steady adherence to principles which would have done honor to any white man, the prejudices with which the ill-starred inhabitants of the Land of his Fathers... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825 One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and judge of Israel, has issued a proclamation which for the ridiculous, may... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 1830
* Southern Native Americans - Indians
* Removal to lands West of Mississippi River
Near the back is: "Removal of the Cherokees" which is a follow-up to the Indian Removal Act signed by the President 3 months prior. The lengthy letter from the "Department of War, Office of Indian Affairs" explains the benefits of ... See More
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 27, 1837 Inside has: "Santa Ana - Translated from the Manifesto of General Santa Ana" which is a lengthy letter from him regarding his capture, taking two columns. Bits include: "On the 22nd of April I was made a prisoner by the Texian volunteers, but they did not know who I was. Having been brought before Houston, I was soon recognized by... 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
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 21, 1842
* Dorr Rebellion - Rhode Island arsenal attack
Pages 2, 3 & 4 contain a great deal on the Dorr Rebellion, including a lengthy "statement" to President John Tyler concerning the state of affairs in Rhode Island as a result of the Dorr Rebellion, with his response signed in type: John Tyler. Including as well are documen... See More
WESTERN LITERARY MESSENGER, Buffalo, March 20, 1847 Near the back is an article headed: "The Amistad" which begins: "...before the adjournment of Congress...appropriating $50,000 for the settlement of the pretended claims of Rinez and Montez, growing out of the capture and freeing of Negroes on board the Spanish schooner Amisted (sic)...". Mention of John Quincy Adams spe... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., June 1, 1854
* Anthony Burns "slave preacher" case
* Kansas-Nebraska Act - slavery
pages 2 and 4 have a great deal of reporting on the discussion is Congress concerning the Kansas-Nebraska Act. It was signed into law on May 30, 1854, the day prior to this issue.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act was an 1854 bill that mandated “popular soverei... See More
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1857
* President James Buchanan
* Inauguration - inaugural address
* Best title to be had (rare as such)
A terrific issue in which to find the inauguration and inaugural address of President James Buchanan. Almost the entirety of the first two columns on page 3 are taken up with the: "Inaugural Address". If is preface... See More
* Lengthy reports on the Mormons
* Brigham Young interview
Quite unusual in that the entire front page is take up with news from the Mormons in Utah, with the top of the first column heads: "VERY LATE FROM UTAH" "Highly Interesting Accounts of the Mormons" "Interview With Brigham Young" "Curious
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 9, 1859 The ftpg. includes: "Congress--Both Houses Engrossed With the Slavery Agitation" "Messrs. Davis, of Mississippi, and Corwin & Cox, of Ohio, in the House" with this text taking half of the page.
Some related slavery issues discussed on inside pages including: "An Abolitionist Betrayed by Slaves" "Southern Movements - P... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1860
* Fugitive slave Charles Nalle
* Rescued by Harriet Tubman
* Slaves - slavery
The top of page 5 has: "Exciting Fugitive Case In Troy - Arrest of a Virginia Runaway - His Release and Escape Through the Efforts of a Mob". This is the case of fugitive slave Charles Nalle.
Note: Although she is not mentioned by name, Charles was rescued by Harrie... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 19, 1860
* William Walker (filibuster)
* Nicaragua expedition
This concerns the capture & execution of William Walker. Walker was an American who appointed himself President of Nicaragua and attempted to establish it as a slave-holding empire in the Latin America. His controversial career ended with him being captured and executed.
Front page heads: &qu... See More
THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 6, 1861
* North vs. South is imminent
* Charleston Harbor tensions at a high
* From the Confederacy
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 p... See More
NEW ORLEANS DAILY CRESCENT, Louisiana, April 19, 1861
* Rare Confederate title
* From the deep South
* Opening days of conflict
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... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 26, 1861
* First Battle of Bull Run
* Manassas VA Virginia
* Great title to have
The ftpg. has: "More Privateersmen Captured" "Anecdote of Jefferson Davis" "The London Morning Herald on the Battle at Bethel" "A Federal Congressman on the Fight at Bull Run" "A Black Republican Account" and other... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1861
* Burning of Hampton, Virginia
* Confederate title
Among the front page reports are: "Facts & Rumors--Extracts from Northern Journals--War Movements & Incidents, etc." "From Norfolk "From Charleston" "Direct Trade With the South" "Gen. McClellan and the Press" "Local Matt... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 8, 1861
* Large Civil War original map
* Rare Midwestern area
* Kentucky - Tennessee & more
Over half of the front page is taken up with a very large map with a banner heading: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN KENTUCKY" and subhead: "Locations of the Rebel Forces--Strategic Importance of Positions Occupied by the Opposing Armies." Plus there are some ... See More
THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Kentucky, October 24, 1861
* Rare pro-Confederate title
* Near the beginning of the Civil War
Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very... See More
NEW YORK WEEKLY TIMES, a lot of nine issues dated Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 15, 22, March 8, 15, 29, and April 5, 1862, as well as the daily edition of Feb. 10, 1862. The March 15 issue has a ftpg. map and content on the Monitor vs. the Merrimac.
All nine issues are in "2nd rate" condition, not damaged but not nice enough to sell as "good" issues. No damage loss.... See More
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 24, 1862
* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing
* General P. G. T. Beauregard's praise
* Rare Confederate title from the war origin
This was one of only a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline (see). The ftpg. includes: "From New Orleans--Glad Tidings from Fort Jackson--Seven Da... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 16, 1862 The front page has an illustration of: "John Morgan, The Highwayman of Kentucky" with an article on him. Also on the ftpg: "Searching For Rebels In A Cave In Alabama" and a small print of: "Aunt Charlotte".
Prints inside include: "Sunday At General McClellan's Head-Quarters" "Scene Near Trent'... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 16, 1862
* Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee
* Simon Bolivar Buckner official report
* After release from Fort Warren (Boston)
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Certainly the notable content is: "Official Report of Gen. Buckner in Regard to the Fall of Fort Donelson" which t... See More
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, February 21, 1863
* Very rare Confederate publication
* Southern version of Harper's Weekly
* General James Longstreet print
A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations. This was the Confederacy's... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, March 31, 1863 The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "THE NAVAL BATTLE AT PORT HUDSON. Plan of Admiral Farragut's Gallant Attack on the Rebel Batteries." First column heads include: "Important From New Orleans' "Details of the Movement Against Port Hudson" "Admiral Farragut Passes the Forts with Hartford & the Albatross... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
* Most historic battle of the Civil War
* Great reporting - one of the best to be had
The top portion of the first column on the front page is taken up with some great & very historic heads on the Battle of Gettysburg, including: "REBEL INVASION" "The Fighting At Gettysburg" "The Severest... See More
DAILY DISPATCH---EXTRA, Richmond, Virginia, July 5, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg
* Very rare Confederate title
* Capital of the Confederacy
A great rarity: a Confederate broadside "Extra" reporting on the first two days of the historic Battle of Gettysburg. As the word "broadside" is defined, this is a single sheet printed on the front side only.
The heads at the ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 7, 1863 This is a terrific issue on one of the most significant battles of the entire Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg. This issue was published just at its completion when it was established that the Yankees had succeeded in defeating the Confederates and causing them to retreat towards the South, never to threaten the Union forces in the North again. It was a tu... See More
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, July 10, 1863
* Robert E. Lee's Southern retreat
* Post Battle of Gettysburg, Penn.
* Siege of Vicksburg ends with capture
The top of the middle ftpg. column is headed: "The Situation In Maryland" "The Recent Fighting" "Gen. Lee's Defensive Operations" with nice reports on the events immediately following Lee's retrea... See More
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 7, 1863
* Second Battle of Charleston Harbor
* General Quincy Adams Gillmore
Much on the siege of Charleston with the top of a ftpg. column headed: "Charleston" "Progress of the Siege--Effect of Gen. Gillmorte's Shelling" and then on page 2: "The Siege Of Charleston" "The Rebel Cause in Northern Georgia".
Four pages... See More
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 24, 1863
* Battle of Chickamauga
Among the column heads on the Civil War are: "From Gen. Rosecrans's Army - The Fight Still in Progress" "Gen. Blunt's Campaign - The Indian Territory and Western Arkansas Regained to the Union" "Fromm Gen. Rosecrans's Army" "War's Changes" "The Latest Instance of... See More
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 9, 1863
* Rare John Wilkes Booth performance review & ad
It's always great to find news or advertisement tidbits about historic figures long before their names would draw national or international attention. Here is a great example.
Near the top of the front page is an intriguing advertisement for the play "The Merchant of Venice" at the... See More
THE PALMETTO HERALD, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 24, 1864
* Very rare Yankee occupation title
This Southern coastal town was captured by Yankee naval forces late in 1861 and remained a base for other operations along the Atlantic coast. An uncommon Yankee title from this otherwise Confederate stronghold. This is just the volume 1, number 4 issue with content including: "On G... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 26, 1864 The front page has a print of: "The Late Colonel Ulric Dahlgren" with an article on him. The ftpg. also has articles titled: "General Grant as Lieutenant-General" and "General Custer's Raid".
Inside has a full page: "Ambuscade & Death of Colonel Dahlgren" and also: "General Grant Receiving His... See More
THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 28, 1864
* Fall of Savannah GA Georgia
* General William T. Sherman
* In a rare Confederate title
Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865 just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the C... See More
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 26, 1866 Page 3 has an interesting and lengthy article: "After The Buffaloes" "The Union Pacific Railway--Nine Days o the Plains of Kansas--A Buffalo Hunt--Journalists on the Rampage". This is a great account of a train trip on the Union Pacific, at least to its terminus at this point (Leavenworth, Kansas). Included is a fine account of a buf... See More
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Jan. 2, 1867 The ftpg. includes a nice article concerning the early wine industry in California: "The Vine Culture In Southern California".
Eight pages, good condition.
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, July 2, 1867
* Canadian Confederation
* British colonies united
A very notable event in Canadian history is reported on page 2 headed: "From The Dominion of Canada - The New Government Commenced". The text concerns the beginning of Canadian independence which happened the day prior.
Four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, good con... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, May 30, 1868
* Very 1st Memorial Day
* Kit Carson death
History tell us that the very first official Memorial Day was in 1868. In that year General John A. Logan established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, various Union and Confederate memorial traditions, celebrated on different da... See More
THE DAILY BEE, Sacramento, Nov. 8, 1876 Page two of this issue contains the column headline "THE NEXT PRESIDENT" and reports "If he shall live until that time Samuel J. Tilden will become President of these United States on the 5th day of March as appears by the election returns at hand as we write! ... You and I may not agree with them concerning their mode of doing things, b... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 20, 1877
* Union Pacific Big Springs robbery
* Old West outlaw - train robber Sam Bass
The front page has: "A Train Robbed By Highwaymen" being a report about a train held up by "...thirteen masked men at Big Springs, Neb..." which provides nice detail about the "loot" which included $65,000 in coin and more. Although not mentioned here,... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 29, 1877 The ftpg. has a column wide map headed: "El Paso and The Rio Grande" with text, including: "...shows the scene of operations in El Paso County, Texas, and the course of the Rio Grande as far as Laredo...The cattle raids...were made upon the stock ranches at least 150 miles below Laredo...".
Eight pages, slightly browned, good conditi... See More
EASTON EXPRESS, Pennsylvania, Dec. 5, 1878
* Molly Maguires - murders
* Mauch Chuck, Pennsylvania
Page 2 has an article: "The Convicted Molly Maguires" which reports the refusal of the pardon of a death sentence for two of the men, and reports on others as well (see).
The Molly Maguires was an Irish secret society best known for their activism among Irish-American and Irish... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 23, 1879
* Deadwood SD South Dakota
* Wild Bill Hickok fame
Page 6 has nearly two columns taken up with a great report on one of the more famous of the Old West towns, Deadwood, Dakota Territory. Heads: "Donan In Deadwood" "Notes of a Trip to Dakota by the Distinguished Colonel" "Mining Matters--Agricultural Prospects--Soc... See More
THE RIVER FALLS JOURNAL, Wisconsin, May 4, 1882 Page 3 has: "Jesse James As A Fact" is not kind to him, including: "...that the killing of Jesse James has given occasion for a not unexpected flood of mawkish sentimentality that cannot but be very disgusting...Every act in his career contributes to one unvarying record of cold selfishness, of murderous brutality...".
Also... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 15, 1883 The ftpg. is taken up with an article and print of: "The Great Equatorial Telescope of the Paris Observatory". Inside has a print & article of the: "Giant Heron" among other prints & articles.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 30, 1883 The top of a ftpg. column has heads: "DEMONICAL" "A Murderous Mob of Mississippians Satisfy Their Thirst for Blood" "By Lynching Swayze, Foote, Gibbs and Parker at Yazoo City" "The First Victim Hanged to a High Fence Surrounding the Jail Yard" "Foote Riddled with Bullets While Battling with the Avengers"... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, March 11, 1884
* re. Outlaw Jesse James
Page ten has a nice article: "Mrs. Jesse James" "The Bandit's Wife One of the Attractions of a Pittsburg Dime Museum" which begins: "Among the attractions in the city now seeking public admiration is a lady who claims to be the widow of the notorious outlaw, Jesse James. She is now trav... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 15, 1885
* Apache Wars
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 than found in eastern newspapers.
Page 4 has: "Shooting Apache Scouts - Lieut Davis' Method of Dealing with Treacherous Redskins", a report from New Mexico. Als... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886 Although you get the entire 16 page issue, it is the "large foldout "Supplement" issue which is more highly prized.
Of the many foldout Supplements in Harper's Weekly, this one--unquestionably, in my opinion--ranks as the very best. It is also one of the most desirable.
The Supplement is a four page foldout measuring 44 x 1... See More
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, November 21 & 26, 1887 The front page of the issue from the 21st has,"Fire Record," which provides an account of the devastating fire in Bridgeport, Connecticut at the winter quarters of P.T. Barnum's "Greatest Show On Earth." The issue of the 26th includes a follow-up report on page 1 which mentions the death of the famed rhinoceros, al... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, December 15, 1887
* "As The Greeks Signal Flame" - Walt Whitman writes a poetic tribute to his friend...
* written for the New York Herald
* Mark Twain's eloquent tribute also included
Page 3 is almost entirely dedicated to tributes and accolades for James Greenleaf Whittier in recognition of his 80th birthday. "As The Greeks Signal Flame" is a ... See More
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 25, 1889 The full ftpg. shows: "Opening of the Racing Season of the Brooklyn Jockey Club...The Brooklyn Handicap: Scene at the Finish. Among many prints inside are: "Progress In Oklahoma--Two Typical Views in the Town of Guthrie". Also: "Tragic Death of Washington Irving Bishop, the Mind-Reader...".
Sixteen pag... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, July 20, 1893 Of special interest is item #XV of "Notable Jews - Hon. Philip Stein" which also includes a photograph & biography of him.
Among many other prints & photos is a full ft. page: "Recent Appalling Calamity on the Grounds of the Columbian Exposition at Chicago" showing a building on fire; a full pg. with 2 photos of: &quo... See More