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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
September 8, 1805
THE WEEKLY VISITOR OR LADIES' MISCELLANY, New York, 1805 A lot of 7 issues of this interesting & uncommon title, featuring an angelic engraving in the masthead. Mostly "womanly" content but a page with mostly news items near the back. All are eight pages, various foxing throughout, some margin wear, 8 1/4 by 10 inches, good condition.
October 2, 1807
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807 Page 3 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: "Lew... See More
December 14, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 14, 1811 Three pages are taken up with part of the census numbers providing county-by-county count of "Free Whites and "Slaves" for Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania for 1790, 1800 and 1810.
Included also is the 8 age "Supplement" issue. Complete ... 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
April 13, 1813
THE WAR, New York, April 13, 1813 Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with: "Massacre at Frenchtown - Documents", being several which provide evidence of accuracy as to the events of this significant battle, also known as the Raisin River Massacre.
Most of pg. 2 is taken up with charges on the: "British Naval Force" noting the various stations, the ships, their guns... See More
May 1, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 1, 1813 Inside has an interesting article: "City of Baltimore" concerning problems there as they relate to the War of 1812. Other articles: "Barbarism", a half page chart: "Army of the United States--Organization of the Army of the U. States" with an additional 1 1/2 pages naming the: "General Staff of the Army" and ... See More
November 23, 1813
THE WAR, New York, Nov. 23, 1813 This is an interesting and somewhat short-lived newspaper which came into existence for the expressed purpose of reporting news from the War of 1812. When the war ended so did this newspaper. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Barbarities Of The Enemy...Detention of Mariners as Prisoners of War, who were in England at the Time the War Was Declare... See More
December 21, 1813
THE WAR, New York, Dec. 21, 1813 Most of the front page is taken up with: "Official Account of the Battle at Williamsburgh", being the letter detailing the events, signed: John P. Boyd. Also on the ftpg; "Blockade of Long Island Sound" which includes a "Proclamation" which carries over to pg. 2.
Other content within: "Prisoners in Halifax" "Treat... 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.
August 5, 1815
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 1815 Over half of page 2 and some of page 3 are taken up with an excellent and historic report headed: "Great Battle In Europe" with the official report from Wellington on his victory over Napoleon Buonaparte at Waterloo, signed by him in type at its conclusion: Wellington. The detailed text includes at the end the list of "British K... See More
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 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 Benjamin Latrobe, the architect, and the efforts in finding the appropriate marble for vari... See More
March 10, 1820
THE RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN, Providence, 1820 A lot of 20 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, clear tape on most (to flatten creases), generally good condition.
March 21, 1827
THE FOCUS OF POLITICS, COMMERCE, AND LITERATURE, Louisville, Kentucky, March 21, 1827 An early & uncommon title, this being the volume 1, number 18 issue.
Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, minor disbinding loss at the spine, various tape mends throughout (to flatten creases) cause no loss of readability.27
March 21, 1828
UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, March 21, 1828 This was a campaign journal "...devoted exclusively to the Presidential election..." as stated in the masthead. It was published by Duff Green, who had come to Washington to establish a newspaper to promote the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Mott says, "Green proved to be of the hard-hitting politician type of edito... 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
December 8, 1831
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1831 Almost the entire front page is taken up with the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Andrew Jackson. It is headed: "MESSAGE From The President of the United States to Both Houses of Congress...".
As was typical with this annual tradition, President Jackson reviewed the events of the year ad... See More
December 6, 1832
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 1832 Almost the entire front page is taken up with the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Andrew Jackson. As was typical with this annual tradition, President Jackson reviewed the events of the year addressing the broad scope of work which concerned the nation in 1832.
The document is headed: "Messag... See More
January 18, 1833
SUPPLEMENT TO THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1833 An interesting single sheet printed on tissue paper quality newsprint; very thin. Save for a few ads on the back side the entire issue is taken up with the: "MESSAGE Of the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress, transmitting copies of the Ordinance & Other Documents & his Proclamation in... See More
December 5, 1833
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 1833 Almost the entire back page is taken up with the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Andrew Jackson. It is headed: "MESSAGE From The President of the United States to Both Houses...".
As was typical with this annual tradition, President Jackson reviewed the events of the year... 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 subtitle: "Or, the T... See More
November 28, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 28, 1835 Inside has a report headed "Mexico" which includes: "...The tidings of the recent movements in Texas had reached the capitol & as to be expected, had produced a great excitement...every appearance that we shall soon hear of serious doings in the revolted province...A division of 2000 infantry had been ordered to assemble... See More
June 12, 1837
DEREIZENDE NIEUWS-BODE, Amsterdam, June 12, 1837 A curious little newspaper in Dutch, perhaps most notable for the large, nice engraving on the front page of a man on horseback "trumpeting" the news. Note the iconic windmill in the background. The title translates to "Traveling News Messenger".
Measures 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, 4 pages, great condition.
June 17, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 17, 1837 The ftpg. has an article: "Boundary Between the United States and Texas" noting some problems with it. Inside has a detailed report on: "The Dade Massacre", a loss by the U.S. forces against the Seminole Indians.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.... 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.
December 10, 1840
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 1840 Taking almost the entirety of page 2 is the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: M. Van Buren. It is headed: "MESSAGE Of The President of the United States...".
As was typical with this annual tradition, President Van Buren reviewed the events of the year addressing the broad... See More
March 3, 1841
LOUISVILLE WEEKLY JOURNAL, Kentucky, March 3, 1841 An early Kentucky newspaper from 20 years before the outbreak of the Civil War. The ftpg. has a curious article: "Destruction of the Niagara Falls" which takes nearly half a column, noting near the beginning: "We hasten to announce to our readers & the world an event in its nature at once the most stupendous & sublime ... See More
April 6, 1841
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1841 Page 3 contains various reports concerning the death & funeral of President William Henry Harrison. It begins with a note only to be found in a Washington newspaper: "We are requested to give notice that the public offices will be closed & the works on the public buildings in this city suspended until Thursday morning... See More
April 13, 1841
LLOYD MALTESE, Italy, April 14, 1841 A quite uncommon little newspaper published in Italian on the island of Malta. Complete in four pages, 6 by 8 inches, great condition.
January 1, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, January 1, 1842 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 ordered the ship sailed to Nassau, it has been termed the "most successful sl... See More
December 3, 1845
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 1845 Taking all of the front page & most of page 2 is the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: James K. Polk. It is headed: "Message Of The President of the United States".
As was typical with this annual tradition, President Polk reviewed the events of the year addressin... See More
April 15, 1846
THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Putney, Vermont, April 15, 1846 This was the first periodical of what would become the famed Oneida Community, this issue being volume 1 number 2.
This community, called "Perfectionists", was founded by John Humphrey Noyes. He established a "Bible family" in which all should be perfectly equal, worldly goods should be held in common, and thos... 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 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-language newspapers in the Uni... 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
October 26, 1850
HOUSEHOLD WORDS, London, England, October 26, 1850
* Charles Dickens original writing within his own publication
Starting on the front page is "Lively Turtle", an original writing by Charles Dickens. While Household Words was a Dickens' publication, most of the literary contributions were made by others. Although he did make ongoing contributions, nearly all are unattributed.
... See More
December 3, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 1850 Taking all of the front page & part of page 2 is the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Millard Fillmore. It is headed: "The Message".
As was typical with this annual tradition, President Fillmore reviewed the events of the year addressing the broad scope of work which c... 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
December 6, 1856
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 6, 1856 An inside page has a fascinating article and illustration of: "Cooper's Hand Printing Machine" with a descriptive article headed: "Hand Printing Machine". The "Virtual Antique Typewriter Museum" notes that this is a unique piece; only one example of this machine is known to exist.
This may well be the earliest pri... 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.
May 29, 1857
A terrific lot of 14 issues of the DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., covering the historic Supreme Court decision of the Dred Scott case.... See More
The March 7 issue contains at the top of page 3: "Important Decision Of The Supreme Court". It begins: "Washington, March 6 -- The opinion of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case was delivered today by Chief Justi
The March 7 issue contains at the top of page 3: "Important Decision Of The Supreme Court". It begins: "Washington, March 6 -- The opinion of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case was delivered today by Chief Justi
November 20, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1857 Page 3 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon Treason" which is primarily occupied by the: "Proclamation By The Governor" which is signed in type: Brigham Young. The article begins with a letter signed in type: Brigham Young and written to: "The O... See More
March 16, 1859
THE MEMPHIS DAILY AVALANCHE, Tennessee, March 16, 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, m... See More
November 21, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 21, 1859 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" "Preparations For Defence" "Urging on th... See More
December 28, 1859
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1859 Beginning on the front page & taking most of page 2 is the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: James Buchanan. It is headed: "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE".
As was typical with this annual tradition, President Buchanan reviewed the events of the year addressing the ... See More
November 8, 1860
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., November 8, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln elected
* Presidential election
This is the tri-weekly edition of this famous newspaper which is perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.
The front page has a report: "The Presidential Election" which begins: "As it has be... See More
December 31, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 31, 1860 The front page features a nice map headed: "THE CHARLESTON FORTIFICATIONS. Topographical Sketch of Fort Sumpter". The first column has related headlines including: "The Revolutionary Crisis" "Important From the South" "Special Message of the President on the Action of South Carolina" "Another John Brown Excitement in... See More
January 17, 1861
DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., Jan. 17, 1861 From this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city. Page 2 items include: "Power of the South to Protect Herself--In Men, Position, and Agricultural Wealth" "A Convention & Its Powers" "Fugitive Slaves in Pennsylvania" "The Demand of South Carolina an Unconditional Evacuation of Fort Sumter" and more.
P... See More
January 17, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 17, 1861 The top of the first column has heads on the troubling events that would lead to the Civil War in a few months; "THE REVOLUTION" "Refusal of the President to Surrender Fort Sumter" "Major Anderson Ordered to Defend It to the Last" "A Bloody Battle Between the South Carolinians and Federal Forces Expected" "Reported O... See More
April 26, 1861
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, April 26, 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... See More
August 31, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1861 Nice full front page print of: "General Lyons At the Battle of Springfield" showing him on horseback. Full pg: "Lt. General Scott & the Major Generals of the United States Army" showing McClellan, Dix, Scott, Fremont, and Banks. Halfpg: "The 14th Massachusetts Regiment Marching up Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, in a Storm&qu... See More
September 5, 1861
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 5, 1861 The front page has 1 1/2 columns on: "The Election For President And Vice President - List of Commissioners" chosen for: "...superintending the election of Electors of President and Vice President of the Confederate States...".
The ftpg. also has "What Texas Has Done the Past Year" and "The Atlantic Sea-Coas... See More
October 3, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 3, 1861 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "Religious Reading for the Soldiers" "Hatteras & the Coast Defence" "Indiscretions of the Press" "Prisoners Captured" and other items including many ads, two for "Runaways".
Civil War repor... See More
October 9, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, October 9, 1861 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "Recruiting In New York" "Another Indian Fight in Texas" "The Potomac Batteries" and "Missouri & Kentucky".
Much war reporting continues on the inside pages where is found: "The Battle of Lex... See More
October 21, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 21, 1861 Among the front page reports are those headed: "Late Northern War News" "Attack on a Baltimore Ship by a Confederate Battery--Premature Reports of a Movement of General Banks' Division--The War in Missouri--A Skirmish in Western Virginia" plus a great wealth of subheads, this report taking half of the front page. Also ... See More
October 29, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 29, 1861 Most of the front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "OUR NAVAL & MILITARY OPERATIONS AT A GLANCE--The Coast & Land Line of the Rebellious States--The Union Blockade of the Atlantic & Gulf Coast--The Rebel Batteries on the Mississippi--The Forts on the Southern Line." Plus there are some ftpg. Civil War headlines.
More war reporting... See More
November 1, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 1, 1861 One of the most well known titles from the South, and from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "From Norfolk" 'Major General Van Dorn" and a few smaller items and various advertisement.
Inside has: "Boulevards for Richmond" "Army of the Potomac" "From Norfo... See More
November 7, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 7, 1861 Among the various reports are: "Rebel Account of the Battle of Ball's Bluff..." "The Exchange of Prisoners" "The Battle of Ball's Bluff" "The Negro Clergyman with Seward's Passport in his Pocket" "Official Report of Major Sturgis of the Battle of Wilson's Creek" "The Retirement of ... See More
January 14, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, January 14, 1862 The front page is dominated by a huge Civil War map headed: "THE REBEL STRONGHOLD IN KENTUCKY." with subhead: "Map of Bowling Green with the Surrounding Hills &I Fortifications--The Work Before General Buell."
There are some ftpg. one column heads including: "The Burnside Expedition" "The Embarkation at Annapolis"... See More
February 13, 1862
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 13, 1862
* Diagram of a new flag for the Confederate states
* From the capital of the Confederacy
Not only is this a nice Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy.
The most interesting content in this issue would be the page two article: "The New Flag of The Confederacy" which includes an illustration of it (unus... See More
March 17, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, March 17, 1862 The front page features a large map headed: "THE REBEL BATTERIES ON THE LOWER POTOMAC." "Facsimile of a Plan of the Batteries & Encampments on the Lower Potomac Picked Up in the Rebel Camp By Our Troops."
Front page column heads on the Civil War include: "Our Army At Manassas" "Destruction of Property by the Retreating R... See More
March 22, 1862
THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 22, 1862
Notable content in this volume I, number 2 issue includes a pg. 3 report: "Details of the Naval Fight in Hampton Roads" which is well-written and quite informative and takes one and a half columns. Good coverage about the attack by the Merrimack, followed by details of the engagement between the two famous iron-clads. In th... See More
March 24, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 24, 1862 The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 3 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, War of 1812 hero, and credited for abolishing the disciplinary procedure of flogging.
Among the war-related column heads inside are: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "ANOTHER ... See More
April 1, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, April 1, 1862 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 pages, very nice condition.
April 9, 1862
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, April 9, 1862 Page 3 begins with a very historic report headed: "The Great Victory In Tennessee" which reports on the Battle of Shiloh (or Pittsburg Landing) which begins: "Since the issue of our paper yesterday morning, we have received few additional particulars of the brilliant victory at Shiloh, in Tennessee, on Sunday. That it was a gre... See More
April 9, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1862 Most of the front page is taken up with a huge and very detailed map headed: "MAP OF YORKTOWN AND SURROUNDINGS." with subhead: "The Virginia Peninsula Between York and James Rivers--The Scene of Major General McClellan's Operations." There are also many front page one column war heads.
Plus, there are two more Civil War maps on pa... See More
April 17, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, April 17, 1862 The most noteworthy content is found on the back page: "Important Message of the President to Congress" "The Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia" "The Bill for that Purpose Signed by the President" with the full text of the document included, signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.
This Act ended slavery in... 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
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
June 20, 1863
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, June 20, 1863 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, the &... See More
September 1, 1863
THE DAILY REBEL, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sept. 1, 1863 An extremely rare broadside newspaper, and the first we have added to our inventory in 43 years.
There is no volume or issue number, however this title began August 1, 1862. This issue is dated from the midst of the Chickamauga Campaign in Southeastern Tennessee and Northwestern Georgia. Although it began as a folio size, four pag... See More
October 3, 1863
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Oct. 3, 1863 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 Scene Of The Georgia Campaign" and a smaller map on page 3 (see). These ... See More
October 10, 1863
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 10, 1863 The front page has over two columns taken up with: "A Connected Account Of The Battle of Chickamauga" with terrific detail. Also on the ftpg: "Treatment of Our Prisoners by the Enemy--Affairs in Baltimore" "The President's Movements" "News From Mobile" "News From Richmond" & "... See More
November 9, 1863
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 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.
Near the top of the front page is a great article headed: "Ford's New Theatre" which includes in part: "...announced for performance to-night, with J. Wilkes Booth as Raphael...In his pe... See More
December 31, 1863
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, December 31, 1863 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, t... See More
April 2, 1864
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 2, 1864 W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his ferv... See More
April 20, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, April 20, 1864 The front page is dominated by a detailed Civil War map headed: "THE NEWS FROM LOUISIANA, Scene of the Reported Repulse of Our Troops at Pleasant Hill, Near the Red River."... See More
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Red River Expedition" "Serious Engagement Between the Union and Rebel Troops at Pleasant Hill
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 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 Atlanta" "John Morgan Killed" & much more.
Eight pag... See More
February 13, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 13, 1865 The ftpg. is filled with Civil War-related content, among which is are subheads including: "Great War Meeting in Richmond--Speech of Sec. Benjamin...He Advocates the Arming of Negroes--Fierce Denunciation of Yankees, but Very Little Comfort for Rebels".
Page 4 has an extremely significant item in Black history, being an inconspicuous report noting: ... See More
February 19, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 19, 1865 The front page is dominated by a large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "SHERMAN IN THE HEART OF SOUTH CAROLINA. Occupation of Columbia, the State Capital---Probable Evacuation of Charleston."
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War include: "SHERMAN" "Columbia Ours!" "Occupation of the Capital of South Carolin... 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 te spine, 8 pages, good condition.
April 7, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 7, 1865 The front page has: "VIRGINIA ! " "Latest From The Union Army" "The Occupation of Burkesville" "Lee's Retreat to Lynchburg and Danville Cut Off" "Sheridan At Jettersville" "He Feels Confident of Capturing the Rebel Army" "No Escape For Lee" "The Opinion of a Rebel Colonel"... See More
April 10, 1865
THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, April 10, 1865 Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period. Here is an issue from two days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, containing three dispatches about the Union assault on Fort Steadman, each signed in type: U.S. Grant. Pg. 3 has Andrew Johnson's inaugural speech giv... See More
April 15, 1865
TELEGRAPH -- EXTRA, April 15, (1865), 9:20 a.m. A fascinating and uncommonly small broadside "Extra" newspaper announcing the death of President Abraham Lincoln.
Keeping in mind that such "extra" editions were put out quickly as important news was received--hence the 9:20 a.m. in the dateline, and no mention of the year--there was no need to include the city and state as... See More
April 24, 1865
THE WORLD, New York, April 24, 1865 All 8 pages have black mourning rules for the death of Abraham Lincoln. The first column of the ftpg. has heads on the closing events of the Civil War: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT" "Negotiations Pending Between Gens. Sherman and Johnston" "A Basis of Peace Proposed" "Gen. Grant Goes to Assume Command in Front of Johnston"... See More
April 29, 1865
THE WORLD, New York, April 29, 1865 The front page first column heads include: "J. WILKES BOOTH" "Graphic Account of the Pursuit and Capture of the Assassin" "Colonel Baker's Story" "How the Murderer Was Tracked From the Capital" "An Exciting Chase" "Midnight Scene at the Old Garrett Homestead" "Last Hours of His Life"... See More
May 12, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 12, 1865 All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered in memory of the death of President Abraham Lincoln. The front page has: "Surrender of Dick Taylor" "It Occurs on the 4th Inst." "The Terms the Same as Those Accorded Lee" "Richmond" "Our Returning Heroes..." and more.
Page 5 has: "The Assassination"... See More
July 1, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 1, 1865 Perhaps the best & most desired print is the very nice half pg. vertical print captioned: "Grand Match Between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, & the Resolute Club of Brooklyn, N.Y....at the Union Ground, Brooklyn.". This shows a game in progress, including the full panorama of the field with a cro... See More
July 29, 1865
NEW-YORK TIMES, July 29, 1865 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... at Piedras Negras, Mexico, about fifty mile... See More
November 25, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 25, 1865 Several prints on the execution of Henry Wirz, the Andersonville Prison warden found guilty of cruelty. Among them are a ftpg. of: "Preparing the Prisoner For Execution--Putting on the Black Robe" and: "Interior of Wirz's Room Just as He Left It." There is also a full page print captioned: "Execution of Capt... 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
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 11, 1871
CHICAGO EVENING JOURNAL, Illinois, Oct. 11, 1871 What could be better than a Chicago newspaper reporting on the Great Chicago Fire of 1871? A terrific issue, single sheet almost certainly due to the lack of newsprint from the fire, published just 3 days after the fire which almost obliterated Chicago. The top of the front page has; "OUR CALAMITY! " "Additional Facts & Inci... See More
July 24, 1873
SANTA BARBARA PRESS, California, July 24, 1873 A very early & uncommon title from this well known California city. Typical news & ads of the day. The front page has: "A Tale of the California Mines".
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minimal wear, minor tears at the spine, stray pencil marks inside, very nice.
July 25, 1874
SUPPLEMENT TO HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 25, 1874 The sheet measures 23 by 31 inches from edge to edge, and includes considerable details of: "Saratoga Springs and Vicinity--Scene Of The Inter-Collegiate Regatta." A very large, very detailed, & displayable item on Saratoga.
Various creases and various archival repairs to the blank reverse, some light ... See More
July 26, 1875
THE DAILY MORNING REPUBLICAN, Santa Barbara, California, July 26, 1875 Uncommon from this famous town, and a volume 1 issue. Various news & ads of the day, some loss at the spine margin affects just a few words in page 2 ads only. Mild wear at the margins, scattered foxing.
February 26, 1877
DAILY STOCK REPORT, San Francisco, California, Feb. 26, 1877 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, very nice, clean cond... See More
March 1, 1877
THE REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, March 1, 1877
* Alexander Graham Bell
* Telephone invention
The top of page 3 has: "Voice Telegraphy" "Prof. Bell's Invention of the Telephone" "Another Practical Test of Its Merits" which is datelined from Salem & begins: "Lyceum hall has been crowded this evening with an audience of 500 which had assembled t... See More
May 17, 1879
THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York May 17, 1879 The front page is filled with comic illustrations captioned: "Trials Of Professional Men" in 8 scenes. Three prints inside including: "The Zulu War" and the back page has a terrific half page print: "The Alps-Mackie Mines, Cleveland Gold Company, Central City, Colorado" which also shows the various mine shafts beneath the... See More
November 5, 1879
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 5, 1879 A column at the top of pg. 4 has reports disputing whether Jesse James had been murdered or not: "DEAD OR ALIVE?" "In Either Event Jesse James Foils the detectives" "The Search for the Stiff Continued Without Success" 'His Alleged Assassin Frightened Out of His Wits". It was previously reported that Jesse James had... See More
March 25, 1880
THE READING INDEPENDENT, [Redding] California, March 25, 1880 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 to recognize railroad man Be... See More
July 3, 1880
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 3, 1880
* Early Socialism in the United States
Perhaps the most notable feature is small illustration found on page 312: "THE FACTORS OF THE GREENBACK - LABOR - SOCIALIST - WOMAN - SUFFRAGE PARTY!" The cover has: "OHIO.--AFTER THE CONVENTION--POPULAR RECEPTIONS TO GENERAL GARFIELD AT CLEVELAND," which has related text a... 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.
July 18, 1881
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 18, 1881 Near the top of page 2 is a article: "Desperadoes On the Rail" "A Western Express Robbed and The Conductor and A Passenger Murdered". The article begins: "One of the most daring of recent crimes was committed on board a train on the Rock Island road near Winston, Ks...The robbers were six in number and are supposed to be under... See More
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 7, 1882
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 7, 1882 Page 12 has an uncommonly lengthy report headed: "The Killing Of Jesse James" which takes over three-quarters of a column. There are 3 separate reports datelined April 4, 5 & 6.
A 12 page issue, never bound nor trimmed, browning at the front page central fold, some fragility with archival mends & strengthening at several of the c... See More
April 12, 1882
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 12, 1882 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 from just 9 days after his dea... See More
May 7, 1883
NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1883 Page 4 has a lengthy & interesting editorial headed: "The Growing Crop of Bandits" which begins: "The death of Jesse James and the disintegration and overthrow of his band of distinguished robbers were very naturally regarded by railway travelers & bankers as events of great importance..." with much more on the career of Jesse James and... See More
June 6, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, June 6, 1883
* A rare Bat Masterson report
* Dodge City, Kansas War
* "Get out of Dodge" fame
Included within is a rare report on Bat Masterson: "...The crowd heretofore embraced many notable men, but to-day Bat Masterson, better known through the West than any other man, and who has been more active in filling graveyards than any man in seven... See More
February 8, 1884
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Feb. 8, 1884 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
May 7, 1885
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 7, 1885 Page 7 has a column-wide ad for: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show which includes a likeness of Buffalo Bill Cody.
Twelve pages, very nice condition.
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
October 2, 1885
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 2, 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, should be handled carefully.
November 5, 1886
THE MEDIUM AND DAYBREAK, London, Nov. 5, 1886 A fascinating & unusual newspaper subtitled: "A Weekly Journal Devoted to the History, Phenomena, Philosophy & Teachings of Spiritualism" as noted in the masthead. Items include: "Spiritual Phenomena" "Religious Questions" "Can Spiritual Phenomena Be Controlled?" "True Spiritual Work" &quo... See More
April 25, 1889
WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, April 25, 1889 The front page has one column headlines: "THE OKLAHOMA BOOM" "More Stores of Blood Coming from the New Country" "The Situation At Guthrie" "Becoming More Quiet--Oklahoma City Peaceably Located--General Merritt Says the Reports Have Been Exaggerated" with related text. This is fine coverage on ... See More
February 8, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 8, 1890 Although there are many prints within this issue, arguably the most interesting is the half page print captioned: "Around The World In Seventy-Two Days and Six Hours--Reception of Nellie Bly at Jersey City on the Completion of Her Journey" which has two prints of her, one in an inset showing her being presented a gold... See More
February 7, 1892
THE EDGEWOOD SUN, Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 7, 1892 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. Toned but in good con... See More
August 22, 1892
THE LATTER DAY SAINTS' MILLENNIAL STAR, Liverpool, England, Aug. 22, 1892 This periodical, typically shortened to "Millennial Star", was the longest continuously published periodical of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, being printed from 1840 until 1970.
During its 130-year history the Millennial Star varied from being monthly, semi-monthly and even weekly, and... 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
November 10, 1893
ARIZONA DAILY GAZETTE, Phoenix, Nov. 10, 1893 This issue is from the Arizona Territory, 19 years before it joined the Union. Varied news reports both local & national with a nice wealth of ads as well, many of which are illustrated.
The ftpg. has: "Attempt To Escape--Two Prisoners Make an Effort For Freedom--Jailor Lindsay Assaulted & is Compelled to Use His Revolver" ... See More
November 23, 1898
MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Nov. 23, 1898 What could be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one? Jamestown figured prominently in two gold rush eras, the first from 1848 to the early 1850's during the great rush precipitated by the gold at Sutter's Mill, and then again in the latter part of the 19th century when new methods were available to extrac... See More
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