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March 28, 1801
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 28, 1801 Page 3 has an entire column taken up with: "Law of the United States - An Act - For Altering the Times & Places of Holding Certain Courts therein mentioned, and for other purposes." It is headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle and signed in type by the President: John Adams.
Four pages,... See More
February 3, 1802
An early lot: 15 issues of New England titles dating from 1800-1809, 7 different titles. Several have notes from a previous collector describing either the content within, or noteworthy events which occurred within the proximity of the publishing date.
All are damaged (some more than others), most protected in plastic.
April 24, 1802
RHODE ISLAND REPUBLICAN, Newport, April 24, 1802 Half of the front page is taken up with four Acts of Congress each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson & the first headed with a nice engraving of the coat-of-arms. Two more such Acts on page 2 as well plus a letter signed by: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, a bit irregular at margins, some archival mends inside. Very handsome masth... See More
December 10, 1802
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1802 Page 2 has a nice report on Thomas Jefferson & his relationship with Thomas Paine including: "A few days since, the Aurora poured out its wrath on the Republication editors for representing Mr. Jefferson as having frequent & friendly intercourse with Tom Paine...a tacit acknowledgement that it would be derogatory to the c... See More
Item #559604(5) GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, 1802-1803 A lot of 5 issues offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitioned away from Federalist policy. Nice condition. The images show an example of the condition and look of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the years noted.... See More
April 13, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 13, 1803 The front page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illiberal and injurious piracy which has hitherto been committed upon them..." an... See More
June 3, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 3, 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
July 17, 1804
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN , Hudson, New York, July 17, 1804 (dateline misprint has 1803) Near the bottom of page 7 is a black-bordered report in "The Knell" which gives an early report on the death of Alexander Hamilton. It reads in part: "At New York, on Thursday last, of a wound received the morning previous, in a duel with Col. Burr, Gen. ALEXANDER HAMILTON. We are not en... See More
February 16, 1805
THE EVENING FIRE-SIDE, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1805 The back page has: "Coronation of Bonaparte" which begins: "When the emperor approached the altar to be crowned, he took the Imperial crown himself and placed it upon his head--it was a diadem of oak and laurel leaves in gold..." with more (see).
Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, archival repair at the blank spine, 9 b... See More
Item #180083COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, 1807-1809 A lot of 10 issues of this popular title from the "Hub City". All have the subscriber's name written in the margin above the masthead, some minor edge tears, a few scattered stains, and occasional foxing, but overall quite nice.
August 20, 1808
GRONINGER COURANT, Groningen, The Netherlands, Aug. 20, 1802 A folio size single sheet issue with a handsome engraving in the masthead. Groningen is a town in Northern Holland. Interesting that one column on both sides is printed vertically.
Measures 16 1/2 by10 1/4 inches, nice condition.
July 25, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1812 Pages 1 thru 6 have much concerning the "Journal of the Stamp Act Congress" held at New York, 1765. But also much on the War of 1812 from the beginning months including: "Alien Enemies" "An Act Respecting Alien Enemies" from 1793 signed in type by the President: John Adams; "Restoration of American Seamen" ... See More
March 13, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 13, 1813 Being from the midst of the War of 1812 it is not surprise that much of the content within these pages related to the war, with some nice battle (land and naval) reports.
But the key content in this issue is found in the "Supplementary" issue which accompanies it, containing on pages 1 thru 4 an: "Interesting Biography" &quo... See More
July 10, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 10, 1813 An inside page has a report headed: "Captain James Lawrence" which reports his death and gives a short biography of his life as well. The text includes: "...our griefs were renewed by the capture of the Chesapeake & death of Lawrence; a pride of the navy..." and telling a bit of his life it says: "The body of Lawre... See More
October 9, 1813
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 9, 1813 From the midst of the War of 1812, page 2 has a lengthy letter headed: "Rodger's Cruize" from on board the frigate President, signed in type: Jno. Rodgers. Pg. 3 had details of the funeral of William Henry Allen, late commander of the U.S. sloop of war Argus. Other bits on the War of 1812.
Four pages, ever bound nor trimmed, several creases, nice ... See More
March 11, 1815
NEW YORK EVENING POST, March 11, 1815 Page 2 has over a full column with a small heading: "Bonaparte" which is essentially a review of a book written about him by a friend, with much on Buonaparte's life (see for portions).
Four pages, nice condition.
December 5, 1817
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Dec. 5, 1817 Most of page 3 has the annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed in type: James Monroe.
Four pages, very nice condition.
(20) NILES' REGISTER, Baltimore, 1820's - 1830's A lot of 20 different issues within the noted date range, all complete and each containing 16 pages.... See More
Niles Register was a very famous, small-size newspaper which excellent political reporting--not surprising given its proximity to Washington, D.C.--in addition to carrying a wealth of news events from across the country. It pub
Niles Register was a very famous, small-size newspaper which excellent political reporting--not surprising given its proximity to Washington, D.C.--in addition to carrying a wealth of news events from across the country. It pub
March 10, 1820
THE RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN, Providence, 1820 A lot of twenty issues of this newspapers with much news of the day and a wealth of ads, including many illustrated ship ads. Each issue cleanly loose at the spine, some foxing, perhaps a few minor problems, generally good condition.
May 10, 1822
MAINE GAZETTE, Bath, May 10, 1822 Inside has: "Suppression of Piracy" "Bunker Hill" and: "Account of the Sandwich Islanders--Female Dress, that of the Men and Chiefs, Curious fishing--Mode of Catching Flying Fish, etc."
Four pages, very nice condition.
July 22, 1829
PROVIDENCE PATRIOT & COLUMBIAN PHOENIX, Rhode Island, 1829 A lot of 20 issues each with fine reporting of news of the day, plus ads, some having a nice engraving of a phoenix rising from the fire. All cleanly cut at the spine, a few clear tape mends throughout, irregular at the spine, nice condition.
June 26, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1830 Inside has a report concerning the creation of a government in "Colombia" noting: "The new constitution having been adopted...proceeded to elect a president and vice president of the republic...a deputation waited upon Bolivar & informed him of the result He congratulated them on the happy termination of their labors...&... See More
October 8, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1831 The back page has most of a column headed: "American Slaves In The Bahamas" which is a report concerning a slave ship which wrecked on one of the Bahama Islands and the slaves--bound from an Atlantic port to New Orleans--taken into the Bahamas.
Also near the back is: "Cherokee Gold Mines" in Georgia.
Complete in 24 pages, 6 ... See More
June 29, 1833
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 29, 1833 Among the articles within are: "The Slave Question" "Dickinson College" in Carlisle; "Catholics in the United States" "Docking of Old Ironsides" "Military Academy at West Point" "Negro Slavery" "British Colonial Slavery" "Rights of Property In Slaves" whi... See More
Item #637341This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated 1834. Included is the amount in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak (see).
An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Measures 2 3/4 by 5 1... See More
October 8, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1836 The bottom of the ftpg. has a brief report: "Mexico and Texas" which begins: "Advices...that on the 20th, gen. Urrea issued a violent proclamation against the Texians and Americans, grounded on the supposition that the United States government had acknowledged the independence of Texas & sent troops to its assistance...&q... See More
October 29, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 29, 1836 Near the back is an historic report headed: "Col. Dodge's Expedition To The Rocky Mountains". In this notable expedition Dodge & his dragoons was charged with contacting the Indian tribes across the Central Plains to the Rockies as far west as the Mexican border. Nice text & a lengthy list of Indian tribes (see).... See More
June 18, 1839
VERMONT GAZETTE, Bennington, June 18, 1839 Near the bottom of pg. 2 is a small yet early item: "The Mormons" noting: "Great numbers of these people are collecting in the neighborhood of Fort Madison, Iowa Territory, where they design to establish a permanent settlement. About 500 have already arrived and commenced their labors."
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, nice co... See More
June 17, 1848
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, June 17, 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, 14 years before the Civil War.
The ftpg. has four "Acts & Resolutions Passed at the First Session of the 30th Congress", the first signed in type by the President: James... See More
Item #180000WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 50 issues, with at least 10 different titles, dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition--not a damaged lot. No pulpish newspapers! A great value. If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 10 folders for this lot.
Item #559650(50) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT (2nd rate - not damaged) of 50 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896. All are in 2nd rate condition (none damaged) with at least 7 different titles. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, more than normal foxing ad wear, but will not have missing pages, cut-outs, etc. A great lot for a dealer or someone wishing to begin a collection w... See More
Item #559606OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, 1850-1856 A lot of four issues in mixed condition, all with a great masthead and with at least some westward-expansion themed reporting and/or advertising. One of the more decorative mastheads of the era. Four pages, some fold wear, edge tears, etc. All issues are complete and are offered at a significant discount over their single issue pri... See More
January 7, 1853
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Jan. 7, 1853 (shown in the masthead as 1852, but inside pages and the vol./issue reference #'s confirm it to be 1853) We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Douglass was p... See More
January 20, 1853
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 20, 1853 Ftpg. 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 Northrup" ... See More
Item #636876HARPER'S WEEKLY -- the first year: 1857 A lot of 6 issues but all in '2nd rate' condition. Very few illustrations from this initial year.
March 14, 1857
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 14, 1857 This title was formatted much like the more popular "Harper's Weekly" being tabloid-size with several pages of prints. This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857. Within this issue are prints captioned: "Saint Louis, Missouri (5 scenes)" "New York Harbor Scene" "... See More
March 21, 1857
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 21, 1857 This title was formatted much like the more popular "Harper's Weekly" being tabloid-size with several pages of prints. This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857. Within this issue are prints captioned: "Harrisburg PA (4 scenes)", "The Island of Nisida, Italy", "... See More
February 13, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 13, 1858 The front page features an article "The Honorable Edward Everett" with a nearly half-page illustration of the same. "The Red Petticoat and its Pedigree" features several fashion illustrations. "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" has a one-third page illustration "Fountain at Antioch" and a smaller illustration... See More
August 13, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 13, 1858 A full column of the ftpg. is on the gold discoveries & mining in the Northwest with: "The Frazer River Gold Mines" "Disappointment, Revulsion of Feeling & Suffering Among the Miners" "Important Gold Discoveries in Washington Territory" with more (see) including over half of page 2 as well.
The ftpg. also has: ""... See More
January 28, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 28, 1860 This issue features a very nice doublepage centerfold: "Skating On the Ladies' Skating Pond in the Central Park, New York" by famed artist Winslow Homer. Also inside is an illustration of: "The Late Lord Macaulay" & article as well.
Complete in sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.... See More
February 11, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 11, 1860. Ftpg. shows: 'Wm. Pennington, of N.J., Speaker of the House of Representatives'. 'Hon. Wm. Porcher Miles, of Charleston, S.C.'. Fullpg; 'Explosion at Ames & Moulton's Hat Factory, Brooklyn, N.Y.'. Three-quarter pg: 'St. Valentine's Morning, 1860'.
Complete in 16 pages.... See More
March 10, 1860
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, 1860-1861 A collection of 14 issues of this sporting newspaper, issues containing reports on various sports including horse racing and baseball. Each is complete in 16 pages but mostly loose at the spine, various fraying at margins, generally 2nd rate condition.
March 2, 1861
NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, March 2, 1861 Because this is such an uncommon title and it seldom comes on the market, we rarely see the front page image of Abraham Lincoln, captioned: "Latest Portrait Of Mr. Lincoln". The bottom of the front page shows: "Mr. Lincoln's Reception at the Hudson River Railroad Depot...".
All of the text on the front page concerns Lincoln, t... See More
July 13, 1861
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 13, 1861 This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline (see). The front page is entirely taken up with ads.
War related items are on the inside pages including items headed: "The News" "Attack at Fort Hatteras! - 15 Shots Exchanged! Enemy Repulsed Thought t... See More
August 3, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 3, 1861 Page 4 & 5 column heads on the Civil War include: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "The President to Urge an Advance" "More of General McClellan's Discipline" "Capture of More Prizes" "A Flag of Truce From the Enemy" "The Rebel Account of the Battle" "Rebellion Against Rebellion" & more.
August 10, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 10, 1861 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are: "Future Movements" which takes 1 1/2 columns; "The Gallant Dead" and a few other items. Many ads including 3 illustrated runaway reward ads (see). War coverage continues inside with: "A Contrast--A Civilized and Barbarous Enemy&quo... See More
September 29, 1861
SUNDAY DELTA, New Orleans, Sept. 29, 1861 Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans ar... See More
November 5, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 5, 1861 Among front page items are: "Northern War News--The Great Naval Expedition--General Butler on the Recruiting Service..." "Secretary Cameron's Order Concerning Slave Deserters" and other subheads. Inside has: "Army Of The Potomac" 'From Norfolk" "Our Northern Summary" "Affairs At the Sou... See More
Item #180049The CIVIL WAR: a lot of 10 issues, all non-New York titles from during the Civil War and all have war reports. A great set for a reseller or anyone interested in authentic Civil War newspapers at a discounted price. All are in average or better condition.
March 8, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 8, 1862 Among the page 5 and 8 column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "The Occupation of Cotton Lands" "Construction of Gunboats Stopped" "The Fight at Pittsburgh Landing" "Com. Gwin's Official Report" "Rebel Forces Along the River" "The Capture of Fort Donelson" "Gen. P... See More
March 14, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 14, 1862 A significant issue reporting one of the most famous naval battles of the 19th century: the Monitor vs. the Merrimac. It ushered in "modern" naval engineering with the use of iron-clad vessels.
One column heads on the back page include: "THE GREAT NAVAL FIGHT" "Official Report Of The Affair" "The Maiden Cruise Of The Monito... See More
March 26, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 26, 1862 The entire front page is taken up with ads. Among the reports inside are: "Movements & Spirit of the War" "The Fight at New Bern--Yankee Description & Stores of the Town" "Affairs About Fortress Monroe" "Battle Near Winchester--General Jackson Repulsed--The Enemy Advancing" "Exchange of Pri... See More
April 18, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, April 18, 1862 The front page features a nice, detailed map headed: "THE PRESENT SCENE OF OPERATIONS IN THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. Map showing the Line of the Mississippi from Cairo to Memphis & the Rebel Forts, Including Fort Pillow..." (see).
There are also nice column heads including: "the War In The Southwest" "Operations of Commodore Foote at F... See More
May 8, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 8, 1862 Some nice & historic ftpg. column heads including: "The Capture of New Orleans" "FULL PARTICULARS" "Forts Jackson and St. Phillip Bombarded 6 Days and 5 Nights" "the Forts Silenced" "Terrific Naval Combat" with more (see photos). Also on the ftpg: "The Advance of McClellan's Army" "Th... See More
May 29, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 29, 1862 The front page is dominated by a large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "The Seat Of War In Eastern Virginia" which shows from Harper's Ferry to Norfolk.
Among the one column heads on the front page are: "The Battle at Hanover Court House" "Complete Rout of the Enemy" "His Loss Estimated at 1000" "From ... See More
June 26, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 26, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "A Sharp Skirmish wit the Enemy" 'Heintzelman's Corps Engaged" "Gallant Conduct of Hooker's Division" "The Enemy Driven Out of Their Camps" and also: "Important From Western Virginia" "Entrenching Bolivar Heights" "Reported Advance of Ewel... See More
Item #636873HARPER'S WEEKLY A Civil War era lot of 5 issues in very good condition. This lot offers an excellent illustrated and textual view of this critical period in American history, at a significantly reduced price from their individual values. All issues are complete in 16 pages and include many prints suitable for framing.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets a... See More
January 14, 1863
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, January 14, 1863 Among the front page reports are: ""Congress Yesterday", "Affairs In The Valley", "Yankees Threatening the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad", "Confederate States Congress", "Northern News", "The Platform of Lincoln's Administration--The New Abolition Pronouciamento", &qu... See More
March 27, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 27, 1863 A wealth of war-related content on the front page including: "The Enemy Attempt to Run Our Batteries at Vicksburg--One of their Boats Sunk with All on Board..." "Additional From The North" "Capture of Yankees" "A Surprise & Capture of a Party of Yankees at Hilton Head" "Telegraphic News" a... See More
May 2, 1863
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, May 2, 1863 The front page includes: "Highly Important News from the Rappahannock" "Letter From Richmond" "Additional From the North" "The Cause of the Defeat at Charleston..." "The Attack on Charleston" and more. The back page has a few items on the Civil War but is mostly taken up with ads.
Complete ... See More
August 29, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 29, 1863 A fantastic display issue as the entire front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "THE HARBOR, FORTIFICATIONS, AND CITY OF CHARLESTON" showing the greater Charleston vicinity. Many Civil War reports inside.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
May 11, 1864
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 22, 1864 Among the reports are: "Freedom of Debate" "Mrs. Lincoln" "War News of the Week" "From the Red River - The Rebels Fire into the Vessels..." "Latest From the Front--Our Wounded Sent to the Rear..." "Occupation of City Point..." "The Army of the Potomac Moving! Crossing the Rapidan!" ... See More
July 9, 1864
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, July 9, 1864 This was one of only a few newspapers from the South which printed "Confederate States of America" in the dateline.
Among the ftpg. reports are: "From Richmond - Later Yankee News--Great Excitement in Baltimore" "Siege of Charleston" "The End of the War" "From Jackson, Mississippi - Details o... See More
Item #153123ADVOCATE FAMILY GUARDIAN, New York, 1865 A rather ornate & decorative masthead in this small newspaper, filled primarily with literary & womanly concerns. Edited by Mrs. Sarah R. Bennett of the "American Female Guardian Society". Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will be from 1865 & will have the format shown. Measures approximately 11 by ... See More
January 4, 1865
SAVANNAH REPUBLICAN, Georgia, Jan. 4, 1865 This is a fascinating and very rare newspaper--just the 6th issue of this title printed--from just 2 weeks after the Confederates abandoned the city.
Half of the first column is taken up with a letter: "To Our Army & Navy Patrons!" which is an appeal by the publisher to support the paper, and what it takes for the: "...maintenanc... See More
January 25, 1865
THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Jan. 25, 1865 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: "Local and States News - Suffering In Wilmington"; a listing o... See More
April 1, 1865
CINCINNATI DAILY COMMERCIAL, Ohio, April 1, 1865 A great wealth of war reporting from the closing days of the Civil War. Heads include: "From Sherman's Army" "The Campaign In North Carolina" "Grant Assumes the Offensive" "Sheridan Aiming at Burkesville" "The Peace Rumors" "Grant's New Movement" "Sherman's Army Recup... See More
April 4, 1865
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 4, 1865 See the photos for this terrific and extremely graphic issue reporting the capture of Richmond, which essentially meant the end of the Confederacy. Lee would surrender to Grant at Appomattox just 5 days later. The first column heads read: "VIRGINIA ! " "Richmond and Petersburg Taken ! " "Colored Troops the First to Enter the Slaveho... See More
April 15, 1865
NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK, April 15, 1865 Keeping in mind this is a weekly newspaper the reports will not be as timely as the daily editions. The thoroughness of coverage, however, is great.
The ftpg. begins with: "The Evacuation Of Richmond" which takes over half of the front page with many subheads including: "Incidents of the Evacuation" "Flight of the Confederate... See More
April 15, 1865
THE ROCHESTER EVENING EXPRESS, New York, April 15, 1865 Always among the issue in most demand is the first report of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Here is a good one.
All columns on all 4 pages are black-bordered, with most of the Lincoln coverage found on page 3. Some rather dramatic column heads including: "A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY!" "The Nation in Mourning: "Assassin... See More
May 4, 1865
THE RICHMOND TIMES, May 4, 1865 A quite rare title as this was a newspaper created by the Yankee forces upon the capture of the capital of the Confederacy. This is just the volume 1, number 12 issue.
The content is fascinating. The front page has items relating to the war with: "The War News" "Details of Johnston's Surrender" "The Union Armies to Go Home!" ... See More
May 27, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, May 27, 1865 Among the ftpg. column heads are: "INDICTMENT OF DAVIS" "The Arch-Traitor to be Tried for Treason" "His Offence the Levying of War on Fort Stevens" "Davis to be Tried in the City of Washington" and: "TRIAL OF THE ASSASSINS" "Sanders Heard to Say that Booth was Bossing the Job" "That Job was to Assas... See More
December 19, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 19, 1865 The top of the front page the historic headlines announcing the adoption of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery. They include: "THE CONSUMMATION!" "Slavery Forever Dead in the United States" "Official Proclamation of the Great Fact" "Twenty-seven States Declared for Universal Freedom" "No Human Bondage After De... See More
February 22, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 22, 1868 Front page illustration shows: 'The Dead-Letter Office at Washington', with text as well. Very nice full page Winslow Homer: 'St. Valentine's Day -The Old Story in All Lands'. Doublepage centerfold article and illustration 'Israel in Egypt.' A half-page portrait of 'J. Ross Browne' (American traveler, artist... See More
December 13, 1868
NEW-YORK TIMES, December 13, 1868 On the front page under "Lynch Law" is a report: "Three More of the Indiana Express Mob Hung by the Regulators". Report states that members of the Vigilance Committee from Seymour arrived at New-Albany (Ind.) overpowered the jailer at the Floyd County Jail and "...the watchman was...compelled to open the cells of the...express robber... See More
July 3, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1869 The front page features an article on "Henry J. Raymond" with a large illustration of him. A fullpage illustration "Peace - Finale, Boston, June, 1869".
Perhaps the best print is a very nice half page: 'The Picked Nine of the Red Stocking Baseball Club, Cincinnati' showing ten players in uniform with some equipment.
An... See More
Item #180026THE CIRCULAR or AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, 1870's A lot of 10 issues from this well-known socialist "commune" (of Oneida flatware/silverware fame) from the post-Civil War 19th century. All are in great condition. Small folio size, 4 pages.
Item #636875HARPER'S WEEKLY lot of 7 issues of the 1870's-1880's each with a full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon, and other Nast or non-Nast prints inside. A blend of 1st rate and better than 2nd rate issues. A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
October 12, 1871
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 11, 1871 A very graphic issue on the Chicago Fire, with a front page map headed: "DEVASTATED CHICAGO. Sectional Diagram, by Miles, Showing the Burned District of the City."
First column heads include: "THE RUINED CITY" "Terrible Condition of the City of Chicago" "Further Details of the Appalling Conflagration" "The ... See More
July 10, 1876
PROVIDENCE EVENING PRESS, Rhode Island, July 10, 1876 Page 3 has half a column taken up with reports of the Otterville train robbery done by the James-Younger Gang, headed: "Daring Robbery" "A Railroad Train Sacked in Missouri" "Armed Men Scouring The Country In Pursuit Of The Robbers".
Four pages, large folio size, various margin chipping & margin tears, l... See More
Item #180015A lot of 10 "OLD WEST" newspapers from California, dating in the 1870's through 1890's, and priced at a bargain due to edge tears, mends, wear, etc. which makes them somewhat 2nd-rate. The set will contain at least 5 different titles, and no two issues will have the same date. A nice opportunity for a mini-set of different "Wild West" titles at a significantly reduced p... See More
Item #559506SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York A lot of 36 2nd-rate issues from 1880's and 1890's, containing many photos or illustrations, providing a nice look at the latest inventions and scientific improvements of the 19th century. Offered at a discount due to minor imperfections (slight staining, edge tears, library ink stamps, etc.) making them 2nd-rate.
July 19, 1881
DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1881 On page 2 under "News Of The Day" is a section devoted to "Crimes And Casualties". Among the news items in this section is an inconspicuous yet historic report that reads, in full: "Billy the Kid,' a notorious murderer and desperado, for several years the terror of New Mexico, was shot dead, by Sheriff Garrett o... See More
April 12, 1882
GREEN MOUNTAIN FREEMAN, Montpelier, Vermont, April 12, 1882 Near the middle of page 2 is one of the lengthier accounts concerning the death of Jesse James, as typically this report was very brief in period newspapers. Headed: "Jesse James" it begins: "It is pretty certain that the most notorious outlaw & desperado of modern times, Jesse James, has met his death at last..&q... See More
April 15, 1882
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 15, 1882 Page 6 contains a significant article headed: "The Death of A Notorious Desperado" and which begins: "The most notorious outlaw in the country met his death at St. Joseph, Mo., last week, when Jesse James, leader of the gang of train robbers who had become a terror to travelers in the far West, was shot by Robe... See More
June 9, 1882
INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL, Indiana, 1882 A collection of 17 issues, all cleanly cut at the spine, with various news of the day. Most are typical folio size while some are larger and folded at the margins. Generally nice condition.
Item #653603THE ROBINSON CONSTITUTION, Illinois, 1882-1884 A collection of 34 issues, all cleanly cut at the spine and with various cutouts in each of the 4 page issues. Otherwise clean & nice.
October 10, 1882
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 10, 1882 Page 5 begins with over a full column headed: "FRANK JAMES' FUTURE" "Quotations from the Statutes Relative to State Requisitions" "Gov. Crittenden in a Position to Act in Accordance with His Alleged Promise to the Bandit--The Federal Laws on the Subject Afford the Outlaw No Protection". Included also is: A Theatrical P... See More
January 23, 1883
HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana (Territory), Jan. 23, 1883 Among the ftpg. column heads: "Robbery and Murder Raid in Nevada" and "A Brave Man's Successful Fight Against Train Robbers". Almost an entire column is headed: "Attempted Train Robbery" "A Gang Of Highwaymen Foiled by a Brave Expressman". The report has considerable detail, much of it reading... See More
September 2, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 2, 1883 Page 4 has most of a column headed: "NEARING THE END" "Th Trial of Frank James at Gallatin Drawing to a Close" "Testimony All In and Arguments to Begin Monday" "The Court's Order Concerning Instructions t the Jury--Mrs. Hite's Toilet on the Witness Stand". This is coverage of Frank James murder/robbery tr... See More
January 3, 1884
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Jan. 3, 1884 Page 4 has nearly two columns taken up with an article headed: "FRANK JAMES" "Formally Remanded to His Bondsmen by the Federal Court" "An Elaborate Opinion Delivered by Judge Krekel--The State's Jurisdiction Conceded".
Ten pages, very nice condition.
Item #559576DESERET NEWS (Daily, Weekly, and/or Semi-Weekly), Salt Lake City, Utah, 1880's A lot of 5 issues, from several years before statehood with much local news of the day. Articles with Mormon interest and perspective are sure to be found within each issue. Typically 4 page issues, minor browning & dirtiness, but not pulpish.
May 9, 1885
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 9, 1885 Page 3 has an illustration of: "Poundmaker, the Hostile Chief" with a nice article onn him beginning: "Poundmaker, one of the Cree Chiefs, and beyond comparison the ablest Indian in the Northwest, is a particularly fine looking specimen of his race..." with more on him (see). Rare to find such prints in period newspapers.
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February 15, 1888
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 15, 1888 Near the middle of page 6 is a poem titled: "True Conquerors" by the noted Walt Whitman, this being the very first appearance of this poem in print as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, and is very significant as such. Complete in 12 pages, light toning with more at the edges, very good condition.... See More
October 4, 1893
PUCK, New York, Oct. 4, 1893 Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons:
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February 22, 1894
THE POND CREEK TRIBUNE, Oklahoma Territory, Feb. 22, 1894 A very rare weekly title which lasted but 4 years from 1893 to 1896. Outside of our few holdings the Oklahoma Historical Society is the only institution which records having any issues of this title.
Four pages, typical news reports of the day with a wealth of ads. Irregular & loose at the spine minor tears at the central fold ju... See More
June 9, 1894
THE MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL, Tennessee, June 9, 1894 The top of a front page column has nice heads: "ROUND-UP OF A ROBBER" "Bill Dalton Killed by Deputy Marshals" "The Noted Desperado Died Fighting for His Liberty" "While Resisting Arrest, His Checkered Career Was Cut Short" "Spoils of the Longview Raid Put the Officers on the Trail of the Gang, Culmin... See More
Item #653911YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, March, 1895 An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.
Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.
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