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Item #120198THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate) A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today.
This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More
Item #559480THE LONDON GAZETTE A lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1729), priced at a bargain due to being a blend of 2nd rate and slightly damaged issues. A great opportunity for authentic issues from the early 18th century at a fraction of their typical cost. The image shown is just an example ... See More
June 1, 1714
THE POST BOY, London, England, June 1, 1714
* Rare & early 18th century issue
* Nice masthead engravings
The front of the issue has a dateline Petersburg in which they were experienced such a sudden thaw that earlier in the day, they crossed the Nerva by carriages but by evening they crossed by boat.
From Hague, "...the Court was under a great Consternation, because that Pr... See More
Item #204514THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1767 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. The front page also has a red-inked tax stamp. This issue contains various news ... See More
June 15, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 15, 1769
* Breaking the Non-Importation agreement
Page 2 has a report from New York concerning some people who imported goods contrary to the non-importation agreement, and the four points on how such situations are going to be dealt with.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.... See More
June 19, 1779
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, June 19, 1779
* American Revolutionary War
* 18th century - from The Enemy
Over a full column on the back page has a "Protest" entered in the House of Lords concerning the dire situation in America. A few bits include: "...The formal surrender of all right to tax North America...the whole power of Great Britain under th... See More
Item #655236THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780 A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue. Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can be rely'd on. A vague report...that two French sh... See More
February 23, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 23, 1782
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
Half of this issue is taken up with reports from Parliament with various mentions of the Revolutionary War. A few bits include: "...that let our success be what it might for a time, a defeat at sea, a disaster by land, or the starting up of a new enemy would ruin us...that in th... See More
February 23, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 23, 1782
* Revolutionary War
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
Half of this issue is taken up with reports from Parliament with various mentions of the Revolutionary War. A few bits include: "...that let our success be what it might for a time, a defeat at sea, a disaster by land, or the starting up of a new enemy would ruin us...that in the la... See More
February 8, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 8, 1783 Beginning on page 1 & concluding on page 2 is a nice report concerning the plight of the Loyalists in America: "The American Loyalists, resident in the metropolis, held a meeting...to consult upon a proper measure for obtaining redress...was at last agreed that delegates should be selected to represent the several provinces that felt thems... See More
November 22, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 22, 1783 Page 3 has a report from Charleston concerning commerce. Also a dateline from Savannah. Then a report from Congress concerning the finances of the country which includes a document signed in type: Robert Morris. Also a dispatch: "That it had been formally debated in Congress at Prince-Town [Princeton] whether the delegates should return to Ph... See More
January 19, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 19, 1788
* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew
* Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fights
Page 3 has a full column which includes: "Mendoza's Letter in Vindication of his Behaviour at the late Contest Between Him and Humphries" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew fr... See More
Item #640622SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1789 of the "Gentleman's Magazine", London. This is the supplementary issue issued at the end of the year, with much of the content taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings of the Lords and Commons". Of special interest is a letter datelined from New York headed: "American Passport from Dr. Franklin for Captain Cook" which includes a... See More
October 1, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 1, 1795
* Uncommon title
The ftpg. has two items on the Yellow Fever which was ravaging the East Coast at the time. Inside has: "Peace Between France & Spain" and another item begins: "There has a general and (apparently) sincere peace just taken place between the Creeks and the United States..." with some detail.
Four pages, ... See More
March 6, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 6, 1799
* President John Adams
* Napoleon Bonaparte killed ?
* Lord Nelson - re. Battle of the Nile
The front page begins with a notice: "To Delinquent Customers" signed by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas (see). Also on the ftpg. is an address from Congress to President John Adams, with his response carrying over... See More
August 15, 1805
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Aug. 15, 1805 Page 3 has an interesting item concerning the attacks on the character of Thomas Jefferson (likely reference to the Sally Heming affair) beginning; "The most forcible & conclusive answer to all the malevolent attacks pointed at the reputation of Mr. Jefferson is the happiness of the people..." and more, with: "...By infamous libels... See More
November 16, 1812
CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, Nov. 16, 1812 Pages 1 and 2 have many "Documents Accompanying the President's Message to Congress" which include several to British official concerning the War of 1812. Two are signed in type: James Monroe. Also inside: "Army In Ohio" "The President's Message".
Four pages, great condition.
March 27, 1813
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 27, 1813 Reports include a letter from "Sackett's Harbour" with war content; "General Orders" from Harrisburg; "Norfolk" "A Prize to the Saratoga" "North Western Army" and a letter from Lieut. Sinclair from Chesapeake Bay.
Eight pages, 11 by 14 inches, never bound nor trimmed, good cond... See More
April 10, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1813 Page 3 has; "Massacre of the Prisoners" which relates to the War of 1812 & more specifically the Battle of Raisin River, taking nearly 3 pages. Also: "Indian Talk" and "Cherokee Indians" which is a lengthy letter signed by two chiefs with their "X" and: "War of the Allies", the latter r... See More
February 4, 1814
THE LITERARY VISITOR, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Feb. 4, 1814 A volume 1 issue of a small size magazine with various literary items. However the back page has the: "Summary of the News" which includes items from the War of 1812.
Eight pages, 5 1/2 by 9 inches, various foxing, good condition.
September 16, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 16, 1815 The front page contains: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" concerning: "...sundry persons, citizens of the United States...especially within the state of Louisiana, are conspiring together to beg...the means for a military expedition...against the dominions of Spain, with which the United S... See More
August 3, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 3, 1816
* United States Capitol
* Rebuilding after War of 1812
* Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Inside has a nearly half page article: "Capitol At Washington" which is a letter from Washington concerning the rebuilding of the Capitol after its destruction by fire during the War of 1812. Some fine, descriptive discussion on the work of Ben... See More
April 18, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 18, 1829 Pages 1 & 2 has an article: "Decrease of Slaves in South Carolina" which is attributed to the tariff of 1824. Much detail.
Page 5 has: "Petroleum" which concerns the discovery of oil in Kentucky. Another page has a letter signed in type: George Washington & datelined at Mt. Vernon, Sept. 25, 1798, sent t... See More
June 12, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 12, 1830 Inside has: "Texas" which includes in part: "...the grounds on which the department of Texas has been exempted from the operation of the decree abolishing slavery in the Mexican territories...They stated that the department no contained upwards of a thousand slaves who were at present useful to the colony, but who, if ... See More
July 11, 1835
THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, July 11, 1835
A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin (see) and a sub... See More
January 1, 1838
SEREN GOMER, Carmarthen, Wales, Hydref, 1838 A quite uncommon magazine from Wales, totally in the Welsh language. Although commonly spoken in the 19th century, its use had diminished in the 20th century. Efforts are being made to bring it back today.
Complete in 32 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, great condition.
Complete in 32 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, great condition.
January 1, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, January 1, 1842
* Creole slavery slaves uprising
* Ship insurrection - revolt - mutiny
The back page has: "Brig Creole" which is a report on the "Creole Case", the result of an American slave revolt in November on board the Creole, a ship involved in the U. S. slave trade. As 128 slaves gained freedom after the Africans orde... See More
July 17, 1846
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1846 The ftpg. has: "Later From the Army" "On Day Later from the Army--Confirmation of the Attack on Tampico--Mexicans Fortifying Monterey" and other subheads with 2 full columns of reports on the Mexican War.
More war reports inside with: "Route From Matamoras To the Interior of Mexico" "Transportation of Troops... See More
August 22, 1846
DER LUTHERANER, St. Louis, Aug. 22, 1846
* Rare title in German
An unusual German language newspaper. In the mid-19th century a flood of immigrants from Europe poured into the United States, Germans being the largest ethnic group at the time. Like many immigrants, the Germans wanted to preserve their language and newspapers in their native language. In 1840 there were 40 German-l... See More
August 3, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1847 Page 2 has: "What Have We Gained by the War?" "Letter From the Marine Corps" from Camp Brigade near Vera Cruz, Mexico. Page 3 has an item from "Mexico" which concerns negotiations for peace, then followed by comments of a Mexican newspaper concerning Gen. Kearny's recent Proclamation, beginning: "It is ino... See More
November 2, 1848
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, September 28, 1848
* First election held by all on the 1st Tuesday of November
* Illustrated ads - one of a mermaid
The United States Presidential election of 1848 was the first election in which all states held their election on the same day. This also marked the 1st Tuesday of November as the fixed date for the national election.
This i... See More
May 31, 1856
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, May 31, 1856
* Bleeding Kansas
* Missouri border invasion
* War on slavery
Page 3 has a report headed: "THE KANSAS WAR" "Further Particulars of the Attack on Lawrence" and more (see) which is concerning the trouble in Kansas over the slavery issue.
Eight pages, a little spine wear, nice condition.... 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.
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November 21, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 21, 1859
* John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry WV
The front page has over a full column taken up with reports on the Harper's Ferry raid by John Brown with heads: "The Excitement and Alarm In Virginia" "Affairs at Charlestown" and subheads: "Our Richmond Despatch" "Alarm Movements--The South Is Ready for Action" ... See More
April 1, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, April 1, 1862
* Detailed street map
* Siege of Corinth, Mississippi
The front page is dominated by a rather large map headed: "THE CITY OF MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE" which has much detail including the naming of the streets. Beneath the map is: "Sketch Of Memphis and Vicinity" with detailed text as well. Various Civil War reports on inside pages.
Twelve ... See More
May 2, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1863 The full front page shows: "Collecting Confiscated Anglo-Rebel Cotton in the Southwest" with several vignettes. Inside has a half page: "Iron-clad 'Keokuk' Sinking on the Morning After the Battle of Charleston, South Carolina" and a nice halfpg. view of: "Suffolk, Virginia". Fullpg: "The President, General ... See More
October 3, 1863
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Oct. 3, 1863
* Rare Civil War title
* Battle of Chickamauga
* Georgia campaign map
A tremendous amount of war reporting within these 16 pages, subtitled: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces". Included are articles headed: "The Military Situation" which takes the entire ftpg. Page 2 has a very nice map headed: "The... See More
August 13, 1864
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Aug. 13, 1864 A tremendous amount of war reporting within these 16 pages, subtitled: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces". Included are articles headed: "The Campaign In Virginia" "The Georgia Campaign" "The Army Regulations" "Vindication of Col. Dahlgren" "The Organization of the Army" ... See More
September 10, 1864
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 10, 1864
* Abraham Lincoln proclamation
* Fall of Atlanta - Georgia
Page 4 begins with a Proclamation of: "Thanksgiving For Victories" at Fort Powell, Mobile, Fort Gaines & Fort Morgan, signed in type: A. Lincoln. Also inside: "Colored Men & the President" "The Surrender of Fort Morgan" "Capture of Atlan... See More
March 4, 1865
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor A lot of four issues each with minor Civil War content from late in the war, dated Nov. 19, 1864; Jan. 28, March 4 & April 1, 1865. Each issue cleanly cut at the spine, 8 pages, good condition.
July 29, 1865
NEW-YORK TIMES, July 29, 1865
* General Edmund Kirby Smith captured
Among the front page heads: "Capture of Kirby Smith by the Mexicans" "Four Pieces of Artillery and Nine Hundred Rifles Taken". In the report it says in part: "Major Texxier...has just arrived... bringing intelligence of the capture of Gen. Kirby Smith and his entire party. He was intercepted...... See More
Item #615312TRANS-CONTINENTAL -- a complete reprint collection of all 12 issues of this fascinating newspaper.
The newspaper titled "Trans-Continental" was a stroke of historical genius in the mind of its editor, W. R. Steele. On May 24, 1870 over 130 passengers boarded a beautiful eight car Pullman train built under special orders of George M. Pullman specifically for this trip, the first chartere... See More
February 26, 1877
DAILY STOCK REPORT, San Francisco, California, Feb. 26, 1877
* Rare title
This title is mostly taken up with advertisements, and what few newsy report that are present are mostly about mining. The ftpg. has: "Letters From The Mines" with 15 different mines noted. The bkpg. has a full column headed: "The Comstock" with reports from 20 different mines.
Four pages, ve... See More
March 25, 1880
THE READING INDEPENDENT, [Redding] California, March 25, 1880
* Rare Old West title
This town is located not far south of the Oregon border, situated along the Siskiyou Trail. Redding became a stop on a trade and travel route connecting California's Central Valley and the Pacific Northwest. It was originally named for early California pioneer, Pierson Reading, but then was changed ... See More
June 1, 1881
HOME AND FARM, Louisville, Kentucky, June 1, 1881 Calls itself: "A Semi-Monthly Record For Farmers". Inside has a nice: "View of the Grounds & Buildings of the International Cotton Exposition". Very ornate engraving in the masthead.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet, various wear at the margins, generally good.
December 26, 1881
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 26, 1881 The top of page 2 has an article: "Mark Twain On The Pilgrims" "His Effort at the Dinner of the New England Sons in Philadelphia" which takes three-quarters of the column. Also, the bottom of page 5 has an item: "...reported to have said that Mr. Samuel L. Clemens's application for a Canadian copyright was not made out in regular for... See More
April 12, 1882
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 12, 1882
* re. Jesse James death
The top of page 8 has column heads: "JESSE JAMES' HORSES" "The Bay and the Roan Which Participated in the Outlaw's Last Raids Reach St. Louis" "Their Present Owner's Intentions..." with a subhead: "Jesse James' Souvenirs". The article takes over a full column and is... See More
February 8, 1884
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Feb. 8, 1884
* Old West street gun fight
Page 3 has a great item from the lore of the Old West: "Battle With A Cowboy" "Desperate Encounter in the Streets of Montrose, Colorado" with some nice detail of the shooting of the town marshal.
Twelve pages, very nice condition.
April 25, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 25, 1885 Full ftpg. shows: "Canada--The Uprising in the Northwest--White Inhabitants of Saskatchewan Leaving a Settlement after an Indian Raid."
Inside: "Canada--View of Winnipeg (Fort Gabby) in 1870, and of the Present City" "New York City--Collapse of 8 Tenement Buildings...". The doublepg. centerfold show... See More
July 18, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 18, 1885 Inside has a full page with 3 prints of: "Scenes & Incidents of the Strike of Iron-Workers in Cleveland" and other fullpg. has 4 prints of: "The Indian Troubles--Types & Incidents In Southwestern Kansas & the Indian Territory." A fullpg. has 8 scenes of: "The Manufacture of Lager Beer..." ... See More
February 7, 1892
THE EDGEWOOD SUN, Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 7, 1892
* Rare title
I wouldn't use the term "cute" to describe many newspapers but I think it fits here. Four pages & measuring just 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, it has advertisements, promotional & news tidbits, and various witticisms.
A volume one issue of a little paper that lasted for just 2 1/2 years. T... See More
November 1, 1893
PUCK, New York, Nov. 1, 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:
front page: "... See More
Item #646999THE THOROUGHBRED RECORD, Lexington, Kentucky, 1913 As the title would suggest this magazine is focused on horse racing, and the masthead notes: "A Weekly Thoroughbred Journal Published by the Thoroughbred Record Company".
The ftpg. has a horse racing-related photo with a great wealth of text inside on the horse racing. Many horse racing advertisements as well.
Complete in 1... See More
July 29, 1914
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 29, 1914 Among the ftpg. column heads on World War I are: "IS AUSTRIA GIVING WAY?" "Indications that Russia Has Called a Halt on Her Military Operations" "Russia & Germany Send Troops To Frontier" & much more.
Complete in 28 pages, 4 finding holes at the blank spine, mostly loose at the spine, good condition.
November 4, 1915
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 4, 1915 The front cover has a very nice, color print of naval action captioned: "In The Fighting Top". Inside has some photos regarding World War I including: "Where the Great War Began" being a photo of: "Sarajevo, the City Where the Archduke Francis Ferdinand was Assassinated".
Complete in 24 pages with the colo... See More
October 1, 1920
THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, October 1, 1920
* Chicago White Sox
* Black Sox scandal
* 1919 World Series vs. Red
The ftpg. has one column heads, a portion of which refers to the infamous "Black Sox" scandal: "Brooklyn Players Questioned Today" "But District Attorney Withholds Evidence--White Sox Players on Stand at Chicago".
The first report c... See More
March 8, 1924
THE SCOUT, London, March 8, 1924 An early issue of the Boy Scout magazine, and noted in the masthead: "Founded by Sir Robert Baden-Powell" who is credited with founding the Boy Scouts.
This was very much the "Boy's Life" of its day, with various articles & stories of interest to boys and scouts. Various illustrations as well. Complete in 24 pages, color front &am... See More
January 9, 1945
THE STARS & STRIPES, the "Daily Newspaper of U.S. Armed Forces in the European Theater of Operations" as noted in the masthead. This is a nice collection of six complete issues from the closing months of the war, each with a front page reports on the war with Japan, most with war-related photo as well, dated July 6, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 15, 1945. See photos for the headlines &am... See More
October 10, 1972
THE DAILY COURIER, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, Oct. 10, 1972
* Freedom of the Press
* Unusual front page
This issue features one of the more striking front pages of the 20th century, being mostly blank with: "NO NEWS TODAY!" and a "Censored!" stamp across the middle.
The "Don't Let This Happen..." introduces the freedom-of-the-press celebration duri... See More
June 10, 1978
THE NEWS AND OBSERVER, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 10, 1978
* Blacks may become Mormon priests
Page 21 has a one column head: "Mormons Let Blacks In Clergy". The report notes in part: "...Mormon Church President Spencer W. Kimball said he had received a revelation from God after praying...to 'extend to every worthy member of the church all of the privileges and ble... See More
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