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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
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 5, 1800 The ftpg. has two Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson (hole in front leaf affects the first Adams signature).
But more interesting is: "The Legacy of Another Dead Patriot of Virginia" which begins on the ftpg. & concludes on pg. 2 with a l... See More
BOSTON GAZETTE , Dec. 1, 1800 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.
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1801 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 sought out to attack John Adams in the 1800 election--wo... See More
BOSTON GAZETTE, May 31, 1802 The bottom of page 2 carries the report "DIED, At Mount-Vernon, on the 22 inst. Mrs. MARTHA WASHINGTON, widow of the late illustrious General George Washington. To those amiable and christian virtues, which adorn the female character, she added dignity of manners, superiority of understanding, a mind intelligent and elevated -- The silence of respectful grie... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 1, 1803 The top of the back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."
Parson Weems was an author who wrote the... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1807 The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another descriptive notice headed: &... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 21, 1807 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with several documents headed: "Circuit Court of the United States--On the Motion to Commit Messrs. Burr, Blannerhassett, and Smith" concerning their charge of High Treason. Also on the ftpg is a letter signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Page 3 has a report that: "The U.S. frigate Constitution, ... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1807 Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" by the President concerning those: "...who have deserted from the army of the United States...has become sensible of their offense & are desirous of returning to their duty, a full pardon is hereby proclaimed...as shall, within four months...surrender themselves to the commanding officer..... 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 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 WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 22, 1812 Inside has reports on: "The Late Baltimore Riots" and nearly a full page on: "Upper Canada" being a "Proclamation" beginning: "The unprovoked declaration of war by the United States of America against the united kingdom of Great Britain...has been followed by the actual invasion of this province..." &... See More
THE WAR, New York, Dec. 28, 1812 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 Brigadier General Peter B. Porter, who accused Smyth of cowardice. Smyth challenge... See More
THE WAR, New York, Jan. 16, 1813 The entire front page is the "Speech" of Mr. D. R. Williams to the House of Representatives with much content relating to the War of 1812. Pages 2 & 3 have various items on the War of 1812 including: "Impressment" "Relief to the Distressed" a letter from a Georgia volunteer from Camp Newhope, "Steel's Navy List"... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1813 Inside has: "Captain Isaac Hull" which is a great & detailed biography of him taking 2 1/2 pages. "Events of the War" takes nearly 6 pages with a wealth of information on the War of 1812, perhaps the most significant being: "Fifth Naval Victory" noting the battle between the Hornet and the Peacock, which includes... See More
BOSTON GAZETTE, April 8, 1813 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 for Elbridge Gerry, the former governor of Massachusetts, and Vice Preside... 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 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 the blank spine, nice condition.... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 26, 1816 Nearly 2 pages are taken up with: "A visit To Flanders - Or, the Field of Waterloo", with reflection upon the historic battle of Waterloo from the year prior where Napoleon was defeated. It begins: "There is a sort of madness in the British about the battle of Waterloo, as they call it, where they got the glory that the Prus... 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
Also included is the plate: "South View of Chesterfield Church, Derbyshire" (see photos). Some loss at the... 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, 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
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 11, 1830 All of page 2 and nearly half of pg. 3 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.
Four pages, some foxing, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 23, 1829 Page 6 has a brief & inconspicuous--yet notable--report of the death of John Jay, the nation's first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: "The venerable John Jay, formerly chief justice of the United States,, etc. died in Westchester county, New York, on Sunday last in the 85th year of his age. The New York papers abound with we... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 20, 1830 Articles inside include: "Remains Of Washington" which has reports noting: "...That a marble monument be erected by the United States, in the capitol, at the city of Washington; and that the family of general Washington be requested to permit his body to be deposited under it..." which includes a letter signed: John Ad... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 1830 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 the Indians being removed to west of the Mississippi and the dangers of staying where they... See More
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATESMAN, Concord, Dec. 18, 1830 The entire front page and most of page 2 are taken up with the "MESSAGE" which is signed in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. This was Jackson's annual state-of-the-union address to the nation in which he reviewed the events of the year.
Four pages, irregular at the margins, some foxing to the top quadrant.... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 10, 1833 Among the articles within: "The Indian Character" "Emigration To Canada"; a full page on: "Product & Consumption o Coffee" "and a detailed account from the: "Mint of the United States" with charts of the number of each quotes produced, etc (see); "Harbors on Lake Erie" and &q... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 2, 1836 A front page report begins: "It becomes our melancholy duty to announce the death of James Madison, who departed this life on the 28th ult..." More, plus a reference to the "great plan of government" and an acknowledgment of Madison's contribution to the plan: "...and to the memory of no one of that band of patr... 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
SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Sept. 1, 1837 Page two has: "Harvard University" which is a rather lengthy account of the recent graduation ceremonies, with a list of graduates.
Four pages, nice condition.
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, January 6, 1838 The front page contains the full text of: "A Proclamation" "By the President of the U. States" which relates to U.S. neutrality concerning the troubles at the Canadian border. It is signed in type: M. VanBuren. The ftpg. also has: "Affairs In Canada" which relates the details of the problems.
Inside... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 24, 1838 The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Butchery Of The Mormons" which includes in part: "The account of a bloody butchery of thirty-two Mormons, on Splawn's creek, is full confirmed...Considerable plunder such as beds, hats, etc. was taken from the slaughtered...About the time of the surrender, several Mo... 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 MAGICIAN, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Oct. 10, 1840 A quite scarce campaign newspaper which existed for the sole purpose of promoting Martin Van Buren for President. The newspaper lasted but 18 issues (plus a "Extra" edition) from June 27 - Oct. 26, 1840. Not surprisingly the content is almost entirely political. A few of the articles include: "Freemen! To The Rescue!!!"... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 6 and April 6 1841 Simply a terrific pair of issues on the inauguration and--just one month later--the death of President William Henry Harrison. The significance of this pair is that it's a Washington, D.C. newspaper, the city where Harrisoin was inaugurated and died.
The March 6 issue has most of the front page taken up with: "The I... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 21, 1842 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 documents from R.I. governor Samuel W. King, as well as two ... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Oct. 8, 1845 Page 2 has; "Anti-Slavery in Maryland" and "Instruction of Slaves". Page 3 has: "The Mormon Disturbances" which begins: "Our last account left the Mormons at Warsaw in pursuit of the enemy who, after burning up the Mormon dwellings, had fled on the first approach of danger & crossed the river to Missouri...&q... 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 FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Jan. 8, 1848 Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.
The ftpg. is entirely taken up with reports on the "State Of the Commonwealth", carrying over to take all of pg. 2 as well. Page 3 includes: "Bo... See More
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1849 Page 3 has nearly half a page headed: "Inauguration Day" with some nice text on how the ceremonies proceeded. Also an item headed: 'President Taylor's Inaugural..." which mentions that his inaugural address was received the day prior (see).
Nice to have this content in a newspaper from the nation's capital where the... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 21, 1850 A very notable issue for any literary collector as page 3 contains at the head of the first column the first newspaper appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "Resurgemus" signed by him in type at its conclusion: Walter Whitman. It was reprinted in the N.Y. Evening Post on April 30, 1850
Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Sept. 18, 1852 Page 2 has a news piece from England headed: "Uncle Tom's Cabin" noting in part: "The work which is now exciting a most vivid interest among all classes here in 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', of which five or six editions...are already before the public. Uncle tom is not quite so tremendous a hit in England as with you, but its vivid ... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 1852 This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book form, and it is common consensu... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 20, 1853 The front page has a detailed account of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on his account. Second column heads announce: "THE KIDNAPPING CASE. Narrative of the Seizure and Recovery of Solomon Northr... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., June 1, 1854 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 sovereignty", allowing settlers of a territory to decide whether slavery would be allowed... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 4, 1854 Page 6 has a very nice travelogue type report headed: "The Way To California". It is datelined from San Francisco but talks about the route there, both across Panama and Nicaragua and the best route for getting to California (see).
Page 3 has: "Charles Dickens" which includes in part: "...venture to say a word or two with regard to tho... See More
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1857 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 prefaced with: "The following is a copy of the Inaugural Address delivered yesterday by the Hon. James Buchana... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY AVALANCHE, Tennessee, March 28, 1859 From not long before the Civil War containing on the front page two illustrated ads for slaves, with details. One notes: "Forty-two likely Negroes, together with all the livestock on the plantation..." and the other: "For Sale...A no. 1 cook and laundress..." with more (see).
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, g... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 20, 1859 Page 4 has early report on the John Brown raid at Harper's Ferry with the last column headed: "The Virginia Insurrection". The coverage takes over two full columns & carries over to page 5, including the "Killed & Wounded" plus an accounting of the various followers of John Brown (see).
Eight pages, a bit irregular at the... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 12, 1859 The top of the first column has: "The Slave Trade" "Capture of an Alleged Slaver---Her Arrival in New York" which concerns the slave ship Emily. It takes almost the entire column (see). Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Sentence of Cook and Other Insurrectionists".
Eight pages, small piece from the bot... See More
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 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 Harriet Tubman.
Page 2 of the "Supplement" issue which is attached has: "The... See More
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Sept. 3, 1860 This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election (see). The ftpg. also has a bit stating the newspaper: "...its earnest support to the Repub... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 19, 1860 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: "The Fate of Walker" "...Details of Walker's... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 10, 1860 This is a terrific issue for display as the entire front page is taken up with a nice Winslow Homer illustration of Abraham Lincoln, beardless (see), captioned: Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Born in Kentucky, February 12, 1809." Certainly one of the more desirable issues from the Lincoln era, from before he became president.
There is othe... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 14, 1861 The first column has various heads concerning the coming Civil War, including: "THE CRISIS" "The Instructions to Major Anderson Not Yet Decided On" "The President Anxious to Avoid Bloodshed" "Officeholders Holding Secession Sentiments to be Removed" "Departure of the Southern Members of Congress" "Seizure o... See More
THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 6, 1861 Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange fo... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1861 The front page is dominated by a very large map titled: "VIEW OF PENSACOLA HARBOR & DEFENCES" and at the top: "The Sebastopol of The Gulf Of Mexico - The Probable Rendezvous of the Northern Naval Forces." Plus there are first column heads including: "Approaching Civil War" "State of Feeling At the South" &... See More
NEW ORLEANS DAILY CRESCENT, Louisiana, April 19, 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 which surrendered without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orl... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1861 Two nice graphics on the front page, one being a U.S. flag under the head: "Union Meeting" and the other a patriotic device heading the first column Civil War heads including: "THE WAR" "The Monster Meeting Yesterday" "Over 50,000 People En Masse" "The Greatest Demonstration the World Ever Saw" "Ovation To Major... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 26, 1861 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 smaller items.
Inside pages have much on the Civil War, from the Confederate p... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1861 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 Matters" and other items. War coverage continues on the in... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 21, 1861 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Much of the front page is taken up with: "Finances Of Confederate Government" taking over 2 1/2 columns. Also on the ftpg: "The Call for Militia", "Hessian Deviltry at Harper's Ferry, Va." and "A Call Upon the Ladies of Richmond". The front page ... See More
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, September 27, 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 Orl... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 8, 1861 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 first column heads relating to the war in Kentucky (see). Reporting on the war carries over to t... See More
THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Kentucky, October 24, 1861 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 much pro-Confederate & the "Journal" was more pro-Union. Thi... 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
NEW YORK HERALD, March 14, 1862 This is arguable the very best newspaper to have on the famous naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac, with the front page dominated by a large and detailed map headed: "THE BATTLE OF THE IRON-CLAD STEAMERS. Scene of the Great Trial Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac, Sunday, March 9, 1862." Related are first column heads: "... See More
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 24, 1862 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 Days' Bombardment--The Men Hopeful and In Good Spirits" "The Bombardment of Fort Jackson Continued--Our Troops Cheerful and... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1862 A terrific issue on the strategic capture of New Orleans by the Union forces, thus giving the northern troops control of the Mississippi River.
The ftpg. has a very large map of the vicinity headed: "CAPTURE OF NEW ORLEANS" "Brilliant Achievement of the Union Military &U Naval Forces". Among the first column heads are: "NEW ORLEAN... See More
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Massachusetts, May 9, 1862 This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated (see). Among the articles are: "The Army Not Abolition" "The Negroes & the Northern States" "Expulsion ... See More
RICHMOND WHIG, Richmond, Virginia, July 21, 1862 A newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The prime content on the ftpg. would be: "Brute Butler's Explanation of His Infamous Order", which was his order #28 given two months earlier, referring to the women of New Orleans as "women of the town, plying their avocation...". Butler took considerable criticism for t... 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 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 takes fully half of the front page, signed in type: S. B. Buckner.
The back page has a lengthy editorial concerning the size of the Confederate debt, plus ore reporti... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Oct. 154, 1862 If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, ... See More
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, January 23, 1863 This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.
The front page includes some items relating to the Civil War in... See More
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, February 21, 1863 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 only illustrated newspaper.
A nice feature of this issue is that the entire front page is taken up with an illustrati... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 23, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Among the front page items are: "From Fredericksburg", "The Fight On the Rappahannock", "Another Raid In The Enemy's Lines", "Atrocities of the Enemy", which takes over half a column; "The Situation In The West", "... 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 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 Actions of the War" "Losses Heavy On Both Sides" "Longstreet Taken Prisoner" "Advantage on Our Side&... See More
DAILY DISPATCH---EXTRA, Richmond, Virginia, July 5, 1863 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 top of the first column head: "Latest From The North" "Great Battle At Gett... 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 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 retreat from Gettysburg. Also on the ftpg: "Expeditions Into the Enemy's Country" "Invasion of Indiana"... See More
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 7, 1863 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, never bound nor trimmed, large folio size. The folder size noted is ... See More
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 17, 1863 The ftpg. has an uncommonly lengthy & extremely detailed eye-witness account on the battle of Gettysburg, fought just 2 1/2 months prior. Headed: "Gettysburg - The Pinch of the Fight" it has a prefacing paragraph which includes: "The following very graphic description of the fight at an important point in the battle of Gettysburg...a... See More
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 24, 1863 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 Rebel Perfidy" and more.... See More
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct.9, 1863 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 Howard Anthenaeum, with the role of Shylock played by "... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, October 29, 1863 Among the front page items is: "Death of General Dimmock" and a report on: "The Fayette Artillery Ball" and an item: "Charge of Disloyalty" to the Confederate government (see photos). Several other war-related reports on the front page as well.
The back page has much reporting from: "The Virginia Legislat... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1863 A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
Page 2 has an innocuous letter signed in type by the President: A. Lincoln, headed: "The Reply of President Lincoln to Governor Bradford" concerning a voting issue. Included also is the letter of Gov.... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Nov. 14, 1863 As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts.
The prime content in this issue is: "The Battle OF Gettysburg" "General Meade's Official Report" which is signed by him in type: Geo. G. Meade. This report takes close... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 19, 1863 Among the front page column heads are: "Gen. Grant's Department" "The Rebels Shell Our Camps on the River" "Movements of Lee's Army" "Half of the Force Gone in the Direction of Richmond" "The Rebel Conspiracy In Canada" and more.
But another curious item is at the top of the ftpg: "The National Ceme... See More
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 28, 1863 The ftpg. has some nice column heads on Grant's victory at Chattanooga: "FROM TENNESSEE" "The Results Of General Grant's Victory" "Capture of 7000 Prisoners and 60 Pieces of Artillery" "The Rebels Retreating In Great Disorder" "Hooker, Sherman, and Palmer in Full Pursuit" "Another Successful Fight... See More
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 12, 1863 Close to half of the ftpg. is taken up with the: "Department Reports - Report of the Secretary of War" in which he reflects upon the events of the Civil War for the year 1863, signed in type: Edwin M. Stanton. Also a brief report which contains Lincoln's thanks to Gen. Grant's for his work at Chattanooga & Knoxville, signed in type... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Dec. 25, 1863 The first column has various Civil War heads including: "Rebel Account of Averill's Great Raid" "Bridges, Fences, Railroads, Etc. Destroyed" "Derision of the Amnesty Proclamation" and more.
But perhaps more of interest is: "Dickens' New Christmas Story - Mrs. Lirripers' Lodgings" which consumes al... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 10, 1864 [misprinted as 1863 on the ftpg. only] The front page is dominated by a huge Civil War map taking half of the front page, headed: "THE FIELD OF THE REBELLION. Its Vast Extend and Compact Form in 1861 and Its Dissolving Fragments in 1864." This is a great Civil War map as it shows the entire country showing the Confederacy in 1861 in gray, and the Conf... See More
THE PALMETTO HERALD, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 24, 1864 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 Guard" "Medals of Honor" &qu... 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
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 5, 1864 This was one of very few Confederate newspapers which printed: "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline (see).
The front page has much reporting on the war including items headed: "From Richmond--Official From Gen. Forrest--Capture of Six Hundred Yankees" "Movements of Grant" "From Dalton, Ga.-... See More
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, May 18, 1864 This was one of only a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline. The front page has a wealth of war-related reports including: "Latest From Virginia", "Heavy Fighting Near Drewry's Bluff", "Enemy Defeated With Great Loss", "General Beauregard Commanding... See More
THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 28, 1864 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 Civil War.
The front page includes: "From Wilmington--Attack of the Enemy" "From Richmon... See More
DAILY EVENING TRAVELLER, Boston, April 10, 1865 Almost the entirety of one of the middle front page columns is taken up with a stack of heads celebrating the surrender of Lee to General Grant, including 3 graphic embellishments as well. Included: "EXTRA" "HURRAH ! Hurrah Hurrah" "Surrender of Gen. Lee & His Whole Army!" "The Terms of Surrender&quo... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1865 A very historic issue with the front page, first column heads: "BOOTH'S END" "The Shooting of the Assassin of the President" "The Flight and Desperate Resistance" "He is Traced Through the Swam[ps of Maryland and Virginia and Burned Out of a Barn" "He Refuses to Surrender and is Shot" "The Body In Wash... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865 The front page has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.
Inside text articles are entitled "Abraham Lincoln", "President Johnson", "Mr. Seward", "Great Pan Is Dead" and "The Foll... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 4, 1865 All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered in memory of the recently assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. The top of the front page includes column heads; "OUR DEAD PRESIDENT" "The Funeral Progress" "From Chicago To Springfield" "Scenes and Incidents" "End of the Long Journey" "THE ASSASSINATION" ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1865 The front page has an article: "The Assassination" and another "President Lincoln's Funeral" and also includes illustrations of: "Ruins of Garrett's Barn...Where Booth Was Shot: and "Garrett's House, Where Booth Died" and: "Harold's House, Near the Washington Navy-Yard".
Inside has a ful... See More
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 7, 1866 Page 4 contains the historic announcement of the official end of the Civil War with the headings: "PEACE" "Proclamation By the President" which also deals with the reconstruction of the Southern states, signed in type: Andrew Johnson and dated April 2, 1866. The text takes a full column.
Page 3 has part XXXII of a continuing travelo... 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 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 condition.... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, May 30, 1868 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 days, merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended t... See More
NEW-YORK TIMES, Oct. 13, 1871 Front page first column heads include: "Desolated Chicago" "Confidence Entirely Restored and Business Reviving" "Honorable Action of the Mercantile Community" "No Repudiation of Debts & Extortion from the Needy" "Grocers & Coal-Dealers refuse to Raise Their Prices". Over half of the front page is taken up with ... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 24, 1875 Trouble with the Indians reported on the ftpg. with: "The Lordy Sioux Growing Inpatient & Imperious" "Still Defiantly Bearding Our Official Lions" "Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Indignantly Change their Hotels" and also: "Bad Indians" "A Distinguished Prty of Redskins" "All Charged with High Crimes... 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 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, this was the work of noted outlaw Sam Bass and his gang. This is said to be the firs... 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 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 immigrant coal miners in Pennsylvania. After a series of viol... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 23, 1879 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--Social Items, Etc." A major portion of the article is ver... See More
SATURDAY PRESS, Honolulu, H.I. (Hawaiian Islands), June 25, 1881 An early and uncommon newspaper from Hawaii, this being a volume 1, number 43 issue. Format is much like other newspapers of the day with a nice assortment of news items and advertisements. Tucked within is a smaller-sized, single sheet, broadside (printed on one side only) "Supplement" (see photos).
Four pages plus ... See More
NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 9, 1881 The inset shows the front page report regarding the last holdup of the James Gang which took place near Independence, Missouri. Nicely situated just below the dateline, this is perhaps one of the most detailed and graphic accounts of a James Gang robbery. Later in the report, which takes about 1 2/3 columns, it accurately speculates about the identity of the bandits w... 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
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 28, 1883 Page 5 has over half a column headed: "THE COLORED CONVENTION" "It Adjourns After Adopting An Address to the People" "Congress Urged to Appropriate Money For Southern Schools--No Political Resolutions Adopted".
This was the famous convention at which Frederick Douglass made an historic speech just a few days prior. The article beg... 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 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 traveling with a small museum...&qu... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 15, 1885 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. Also: "Hauled Up B... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 6, 1885 Page 7 contains an advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show which includes a nice print of him. Good text on those in the show, with special mention that the show: "...features the Renowned Sioux Chief, Sitting Bull..." with more.
Twelve pages, various browning & some margin tears, should be handled carefully.... 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
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 22, 1888 Although quite significant for any collector of vintage cameras, one of the back page has the "Index of Inventions" showing over 100 which have recently been awarded, one being: "Camera, G. Eastman....388,850". This was for his first roll film not requiring support.
Various illustrations of recent invention of the day, many q... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 23, 1889 The prime feature of this issue is the terrific double page centerfold captioned: "The American Baseball Players at Kennington Oval--Visit of the Prince of Wales". It includes some `8 scenes of various "plays" in baseball, and in additional has round portraits of the 18 baseball players involved (see). Among the two not... 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
ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Oct. 28, 1899 A complete four page issue of this territorial newspapers, as Arizona did not became a state until 13 years later. Various news & ads of the day
Four pages, some archival mends at the margins, generally nice condition.