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February 1, 1800
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 1, 1800 The front page has content relating to the recent death of George Washington, but it also includes a letter signed in type by: G. Washington dated 1792, a offering thanks for a gift.
Also on the ftpg: "Virtues and Services of the Late Gen. George Washington, at Wiscasset" and then: "...At Woburn" and "...At Concord" and ... See More
Item #649304NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802 A typical "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring mercury in the masthead (see). Some light foxing, untrimmed. Actual dates vary, but the issue sent will be similar in look and condition to that shown, and will date from 1801-1802.
February 9, 1802
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Feb. 9, 1802 Starting on page 2 & concluding on page 3 is: "Examination Of The President's Message, Number IVI" signed in type by: Lucius Crassus, the pen name of Alexander Hamilton.
A website notes: "Hamilton’s “Examination of Jefferson’s Message to Congress of December 7, 1801,” i... See More
September 21, 1802
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, June 11, 1803; United States' Gazette, Sept. 11, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Oct. 27, 1804; New England Palladium, Sept. 21, 1802; and Boston Patriot, May 24, 1809. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More
May 3, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 3, 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..." and f... See More
Item #649289BOSTON GAZETTE, dated in 1808-1809 A lot of ten issues from the early 19th century when Thomas Jefferson was president. News and advertising of the day provide perspective on this formative period. Irregular at the spine but without loss of text; some foxing and wear with lite staining, typical for the period. The photo shows an example of the look and condition of the issu... See More
October 12, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 12, 1811 Inside has a report headed: "Revolutionary Pubic Papers - The Declaration By the Representatives of the United Colonies of North America, ...Setting Forth the Causes and Necessity of their Taking Up arms--July 6th 1775" which was one of the most historic & significant documents of the 18th century. This documents takes over 2 pages.... 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
April 17, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 17, 1813 Near the back are over 5 pages of: "Events of the War" with reports from the various theaters of the War of 1812. Some subheads include: "The Chesapeake Frigate" "Dreadful Explosion" "Blockade of the Delaware" "Blockade of the Chesapeake" "Landing of the Enemy".
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1... See More
May 15, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 15, 1813 Inside contains a very nice account headed: "Capture of York" [present-day Toronto] which was the capital of Upper Canada at the time. It was the burning of York by the Americans which cussed the British to capture & burn Washington, D.C. Included is a dispatch signed: H. Dearborn which begins: "We are in full possession o... See More
February 15, 1815
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 15, 1815 Page 2 has a two column wide heading: "PEACE--SAFETY, and Prospect of returning COMMERCE, and PROSPERITY." And beneath this a letter "...which was immediately issued...in a Handbill!:..". The handbill headed For The Public was addressed to the publisher of this newspaper and contains the breaking news about the signing of t... See More
November 8, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 8, 1828 Page 4 has a very detailed article on the completion of the carved artwork of Luigi Persico, the artist who created the "Genius of America" pediment which fronts the Capitol building in Washington. It was work in progress from 1825 - 1828 and this report describes the work, beginning: "The scaffolding and shed whic... 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
February 2, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 2, 1839 Inside has an article headed: "The Mormon Affair" which includes: "...the senate passed on the 3rd upon the joint resolutions of the Mo. Legislature, 'The first resolution'...declares that it is inexpedient at this time to prosecute the investigation into the cause of the Mormon disturbances and the conduct of th... See More
April 30, 1839
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1839 Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very historic and early front page report on the invention of photography, headed: "The Daguerrotipe".
The text takes takes two-thirds of a column and begins: "You have perhaps heard of the Daguerrotipe,so called from the discoverer, M. Daguerre. It is one of the most bea... See More
April 3, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1841 Page 2 has an ominous report: "President Harrison...was taken ill on Saturday evening last of la severe pneumonia, which, for several days assumed such character as to create the most serious apprehensions..." and a bit more. He would die of this affliction on April 4, holding the presidency for just one month.
Another page ha... See More
April 9, 1841
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 9, 1841 All four pages has wide, black "mourning" rules around the perimeter for the death of President William Henry Harrison.
Nearly half of page 2 is taken up with many "...evidences of public sentiment..." for the death of Harrison, containing many reports about his death.
Page 3 begins with a very lengthy accoun... See More
December 31, 1846
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Dec. 31, 1846 Page 2 has a very lengthy report concerning the sinking of the U.S. brig Somers. The Somers was doing blockade duty off the coast of Vera Cruz in the Mexican War when it sunk. The various letters & correspondences take one-third of page 2,plus there is a related article on page 3: "Loss of the Somers--Noble Conduct of her Officers and... See More
September 3, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 3, 1847 Page 3 has reports from the Mexican War including: "From the Rio Grande" which has: "...whenever General Taylor says the word, they will be as ready to march into San Luis Potosi..." with more. Also two more letters concerning military events under this heading.
Later From Texas" reports on the war.
Four pages,... See More
December 25, 1847
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 5, 1848 Page 5 contains an inconspicuous report from the House of Representatives, yet is very significant as a very early report of Abraham Lincoln speaking in Congress. The report is datelined "Wednesday, Dec. 22" and notes: "Mr. Lincoln, of Illinois, submitted a series of resolutions calling upon the president to inform congress... See More
December 23, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1848 The front page has not one but three articles on the California Gold Rush including: "California Adventurers" beginning: "The 'stream of human life' is now setting as irresistibly towards California...The gold attraction is so strong that few are willing to lose the time necessary to go by water round the cape or ... See More
March 29, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 29, 1849 The top of the front page has a nicer account headed: "Col. Fremont--A Distressing Report" which is concerning his fateful fourth expedition in the West during which his party was caught in a snowstorm in Colorado causing loss of ten of his men & 130 of his pack mules. Near the end is; "...Later reports say that all ... See More
Item #649298WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 100 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896 all in average or better condition--not a damaged lot--with at least 10 different titles. A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection. An incredible value at under $2 per issue. If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 20 for this lot.
Item #649284HOUSEHOLD WORDS, London, 1851-1853 Charles Dickens published this magazine from 1850 to 1859. Having been frustrated by the interference of publishers when editing three other magazines, Dickens determined that he would have a free hand on "Household Words". Dickens directed every aspect of the magazine's production. He wrote for the magazine, solicited contributions and revise... See More
October 26, 1852
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1852 All columns on pages 2 and 3 are black-bordered for the death of Daniel Webster.
Page 3 has an article headed: "Death of Daniel Webster" which begins: "The death of this eminent citizen, which took place on Sunday morning last, will occasion a profound sensation throughout our own country and the world. He died at an advanced a... See More
January 4, 1854
INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Indiana, Jan. 4, 1854
* The Carrier Address to the subscribers - re: the New Year
Taking a full column and a bit more on pg. 2 is the: "Carriers Address To The Patrons Of The Independent Press, January 1, 1854."
News of the day with period advertising is found throughout. The newspaper describes itself in the masthead as: "A Family Newspaper ... See More
October 1, 1854
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 1, 1859 Although unsigned, page 6 has an article which takes more than a full column: "THE NEW CHINESE WAR," which is written by Karl Marx. A website dedicated to the works of Marx as a correspondent to the New York Tribune attributes this article to him.
Note: This is an interesting issue which provides the opportunity for a collector to own an original/a... See More
March 8, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 8, 1856 Inside has several prints of "Corea" [Korea]. A great full page print of: "The Niagara as She Appeared Before she was Launched" then also a print of the: "Launch of the U.S. Steam Frigate 'Niagara' ". Print of a street scene in Athens, Greece, & uniforms of the French troops in the Crimean War, ... See More
July 8, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 8, 1857 Page 3 has a report of what is known as the "Dead Rabbits Riot" in New York City, as seen in the photos.
This was a two-day civil disturbance resulting from what was originally a small-scale street fight between members of the Dead Rabbits and the Bowery Boys into a citywide gang war which occurred July 4–5. Taking advant... See More
November 6, 1857
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 6, 1857 Page 2 has over half a column headed: "Reopening of the Slave-trade the Only Means of Securing the Power of Slavery" being a lengthy letter by L.W. Spratt of Charleston. This is followed by: "Kansas and Its Relation to This Subject--Political Power of Slavery" which was a very contentious issue in Kansas at this time.
Eight pages, bitr irregu... See More
November 19, 1857
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 19, 1857 Page 6 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon Rebellion" 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 Officer Command the Forces no... See More
December 9, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1857 A portion of the front page and most of page 2 are taken up with: "The President's Message" which was the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to the nation, signed in type at its conclusion: James Buchanan.
Within the very lengthy address Buchanan address the major issues of the year both domestic &... See More
May 28, 1859
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, May 28, 1859 One of the more decorative newspapers to be found as the masthead is very ornate with a huge ship, plus each page has a decorative border.
The ftpg. has a print of: "The Railroad Suspension Bridge Over the Niagara River" with a related article. Also: "New Uniforms of the British West India Regiment".
Prints inside... See More
November 24, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 24, 1859 Fully half of page 6 is taken up with much detail on the John Brown raid on Harper's Ferry, with column heads: "John Brown's Invasion" and subheads: "The Army" "The Prisoners" "A Seditious Sign" "John Brown in Prison, to His Old Schoolmaster--His Views of Death & Religious Hopes..." which is a lengt... See More
December 20, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 20, 1859 Page 6 has a brief report headed: "Capture Of A Slaver" noting in part: "...arrived on Monday from Sierra Leone, Africa...steamer Spitfire had captured...a brig, supposed to be the John Harris of New York, with 500 negroes on board...".
Eight pages, bit irregular at the spine from disbinding, good condition.
Item #656825HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1860 Near the back under the report: "Monthly Record of Current Events" is a quite lengthy report concerning the Republican National Convention which met recently in Chicago. Included is a lengthy abstract of the Republican platform, following which is a detailed report of the various ballots of the Convention with the final result... See More
September 4, 1860
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 4, 1860 Page 4 has a great and timely item concerning Lincoln's views on slavery, headed: "Lincoln and Slavery--Conservatism of the Republican Candidate". It begins: "The attempt to prove Mr. Lincoln a radical Abolitionist, which was so eagerly entered upon at the outset of the canvass, seems to lag. It is getting to be decidedly up-hill work..."... See More
Item #559620THE NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York A four issue set of this famous title edited by Lydia & David Child, from 1840 through the ratification of the 15th Amendment. You receive 4 issues, one each from 1848-49, 1855-59, 1860-65, and 1866-69, giving a broad perspective from this critical time in U.S. history. Irregular at the spines, minor foxing & staining, with som... See More
January 19, 1861
DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., Jan. 19, 1861 From this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city. Page 2 has a very lengthy article: "Read & Reflect - The Slaveholding and Non-Slaveholding Interests of the South A Unit". Also a call-to-arms bit headed: "FLAG RAISING!" "Secession And Southern Rights!!", plus "Sufferings o the Sioux Indians".
Four pa... See More
January 27, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 27, 1861 Among the ftpg. first column heads "Important News From the South" "Secession of Louisiana From the Union" "Six States Arrayed Against the Federal Government" "Anticipated Assault Upon Fort Pickens by Florida Troops" and much more.
Eight pages, some light foxing, nice condition.
July 16, 1861
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 16, 1861 This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline. The front page is entirely taken up with ads.
War related items are on page 2 include: "Weapons" "England & France Side with the Southern Confederacy" ""Loan for the Defense of the C... See More
July 22, 1861
Here is a unique opportunity for a pair of issues--one Yankee and the other Confederate--of the identical date of July 22, 1861 both reporting on the First Battle of Bull Run, one from the New York Tribune and the other from the Confederate capital of Richmond, titled the Daily Dispatch, providing a perspective of how the news was reported with all the "spin" & biases that ... See More
July 23, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, July 23, 1861 The entire front page is taken up with some excellent & detailed coverage of the first major battle of the Civil War. Among the first column heads are: "Disaster To The National Army" "Retreat of Gen. McDowell's Command From Manassas" "Full Details of the Engagement" "But 20,000 of the National Forces in Action" &q... See More
October 17, 1861
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Oct. 17, 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 are li... See More
October 27, 1861
SUNDAY DELTA, New Orleans, Oct. 27, 1861 Among the front page items are: "Federal Evacuation of the Kanawha" "Floyd Marching for Kentucky" "From Arizona" "From New Mexico" "A Navy of Our Own" "Confederate Congress" & more. Inside includes: "From the Seat of War In Virginia" "Helping Ourselves" "Dispatche... See More
February 22, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 22, 1862 The dominant feature is the large front page map headed: "THE DECISIVE BATTLE IN TENNESSEE". There is a wealth of front page column heads on the Civil War as well.
The back page has an interesting report headed: "Execution of Captain Gordon" "History of the Slaver's Career" "His Attempt to Commit Suicide" "Shock... See More
March 5, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 5, 1862 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Page two has much detail on: "The Battles At Fort Donelson - General Pillow's Report - Battle of Trenches, Feb. 11 - Battle of Dover, Feb. 15th" with the report signed in type by: Gid. J. Pillow, Brig. General Confederates States Army. Page 2 also has an edit... See More
March 11, 1862
NEW-YORK TIMES, March 11, 1862 Back page heads report the famous naval battle at Hampton Roads, Virginia, between the Monitor and Merrimac: "The Battle In Hampton Roads" "Interesting Details of the Two Days' Fighting" "How The Cumberland Was Sunk by the Merrimac" "The Congress Set on Fire and Blown Up" "Probably About a Hundred Lives Lost on the Cum... See More
April 9, 1862
SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 9, 1862 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "MORE GLORIOUS NEWS" "A Great Battle Fought at Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn." "Victory Of The Union Forces" "The Hardest Battle Ever Fought on this Continent" "Beauregard & Johnston in Command of the Rebel Army" "Gen. Grant in Pursu... 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
June 11, 1862
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, June 11, 1862 Printed in the dateline is: "Confederate States Of America", rarely found on Southern newspapers.
Front page war reports include: "From Richmond" "Jackson's Victory Over Shields--Capture Of One Whole Regiment, And All Of Shields' Artillery--Jackson Still Pressing Him" & "From Richmond"... See More
July 22, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 22, 1862 A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America.
Among the front page war-related items are: "From Beaver Dam", "From Madison and Orange", "The Shelling of Hamilton, North Carolina", "Exchange of Prisoners", "From Charlottesville", "Latest News From the North--... See More
August 11, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 11, 1862
* Battle of Cedar Mountain - Culpeper County, Virginia
* Stonewall Jackson vs. Gen. John Pope
* A Confederate victory - w/ large map of the region
The front page is dominated by the large & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE SITUATION IN VIRGINIA" with related one column heads including: "Another Great Battle" "Engagement ... See More
August 28, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 28, 1862
* First Battle of Rappahannock Station
* General Stonewall Jackson
The front page features a large Civil War map headed: "The Field Of Operations In Virginia" (see). Nice column heads on the war include: "The War In Virginia" 'The Intentions of Gen. Lee" "The Junction of the Armies" & more.
Eight pages, bit of... See More
October 7, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 7, 1862 The first column of the front page is taken up with interesting reactions in the South to the Emancipation Proclamation with heads: "Interesting From The South" "Important Action in the Rebel Congress on President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation" "The Rules of Civil Warfare to Be Ignored" "Important From General Lee'... See More
October 13, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 13, 1862 Among the many ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "VICTORY!" "Another Great Battle in Kentucky" "The Rout of the Rebels" "The Struggle of Wednesday Near Perryville" "Bravery & Determination of the Western Troops" "Desperate Charges & Fearful Slaughter" "Retreat of the Rebels from Pen... See More
November 12, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 12, 1862 Among the articles within are: "Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship" "Meanness of Abolitionism--How Soldiers are Treated Who Fight for Their Country" "Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" "Letter From Ex-President Buchanan" "War News of the Week"
Eight pages, nice condition.
Described as "The H... See More
December 10, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 10, 1862 Although this issue was printed during the midst of the Civil War and contains a wealth of reporting on the war, the most significant item is the discussion concerning West Virginia becoming a state, with front page heads including: "FROM WASHINGTON" "The Admission of West Virginia" "Mr. Conway's Speech in Opposition". I... See More
Item #649300THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, Civil War era A lot of ten issues from this well-known socialistic "commune" from during the Civil War but with minimal war-related content. Four pages each, 10 by 13 inches, very nice condition.
March 10, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 10, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page items on the Civil War are: "From Gloucester" "The Situation at Fredericksburg" "Officers' Horses & Mules" "Latest News From the North" "City Intelligence" "Bombardment of Vicksburg" "Telegraphic ... See More
March 26, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, March 26, 1863 This issue has a report quite inconspicuous in its presentation yet exceedingly significant in its place in history. It reports the very first recipients of perhaps the most prestigious & coveted award for military valor: the Medal of Honor.
Page 4 has a one column heading: "Private Soldiers Rewarded For Meritorious Service" which includes the b... See More
May 5, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, May 5, 1863 A terrific issue for display, as the entire front page -- from top to bottom -- is taken up with a huge map headed: "IMPORTANT MILITARY OPERATIONS IN VIRGINIA. The Seat of War from the Rappahannock to the Nansemond and Blackwater".
The map has tremendous detail, showing from Harper's Ferry south to Hicksford and from Stanton east to the Chesa... See More
May 5, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, May 5, 1863 Among the front page first column heads: "Terrible Battle Fought on Saturday & Sunday at Chancellorsville" "Unsuccessful Attempt of Stonewall Jackson to Turn General Hooker's Right" "A Terrific & Successful Night Attack Upon the Enemy" "A Fierce Battle of Six Hours' Duration on Sunday "The Results in Ou... See More
May 8, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, May 8, 1863 Ftpg. first column heads include: "FROM HOOKER'S ARMY" "Abandonment of the South Side of the Rappahannock" "The Withdrawal Commenced on Tuesday Night" "Our Losses in the Great Battles Estimated at Ten Thousand" "Gen. Stoneman Heard From "Our Cavalry Within Five Miles of Richmond" and more.
Additiona... See More
May 12, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1863 Inside pages have a wealth of column heads on the Civil War, some including; "The Battle of Chancellorsville" "Stonewall Jackson's Left Arm Amputated" "A Ball Also Passed Through His Right Hand" with more. This report is dated May 7. He actually died of his wounds on May 10.
Other heads: "Our Troops in Camp After the Battl... See More
May 14, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 14, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From The Lower Mississippi" "A Victory for Gen. Grant at Clinton" "A Battle Lasting All the Day" "Scouting Operations by Stahel's Cavalry" "The Guerrilla Moseby Still Prowling About" "Gen. Lee's Address To His Army" which is signed in typ... See More
May 20, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 20, 1863 A very nice newspaper not only from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederates States.
Among the front page items are: "The Campaign In Mississippi", "A Rough Diamond", "From Hooker's Army", "Latest From the North" and nearly 3 columns on: "Act & Resolutions of the Congre... See More
July 8, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 8, 1863 The front page is dominated by a huge Civil War map headed: "VICKSBURG AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY", with the first column having a nice stack of heads including: "The Fall of Vicksburg" "More Glorious News" "Gen. Pemberton Begs for Conditions" "He Wants to March Out His men" " 'Unconditional Surrender&... See More
September 12, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1863 The front page illustration shows: "Murder of Lieutenant Beaver by the Sioux Indians". Inside has a full page with two prints: "Gen. Sibley's Indian Expedition--Pursuing the Sioux Over the Coteau Du Missouri, Dacotah Territory, After the Battle of the Big HIlls, July 24, 1863" and: "Sibley's Indian Expedition ... See More
September 17, 1863
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, September 17, 1863 This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.
The entire front page and a bit of the back page are taken up... See More
October 17, 1863
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Oct. 17, 1863 As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts.
The entire front page is taken up with: "The Military Situation" giving the latest reports of battle activities in various fields of operation. Other reports inside area heade... See More
March 5, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 5, 1864 A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Another Affair With The Enemy Around Richmond--Capture Of Important Papers And Memoranda of the Enemy" which has several subheads. Also: "Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association--From the Rapid Ann--From the Mississippi--More Fighting In Fl... See More
April 1, 1864
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, April 1, 1864 A very famous anti-slavery newspaper published by the noted emancipator William Lloyd Garrison. The ornate engraving in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds of the oppressors, and a slave family about to depart for their journey to emancipation.
Page 3 has: "The Amnesty Proclamation" "It... See More
April 30, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1864 The front page shows a group of officers making a toast, along with a poem concerning the third anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Prints within include: "In The Fair" "Admiral Porter's Flotilla" "the Steam Ram 'Switzerland". Some articles include: "Sketches of the Red River Expedition" ... See More
July 23, 1864
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, July 23, 1864 As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts.
The ftpg. has: "The Campaign In Virginia" "At Petersburg" "Sherman's Operations". Inside has: "The Monitor Iron-Clads" "The Fate o... See More
July 28, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 28, 1864 A newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states, the city through which all news reports flowed during the Civil War.
The front page includes: "The War News" which begins: "General Early's victory in the Valley has had its effect upon Grant...". Also: "From Petersburg" "From Louisiana" "... See More
October 15, 1864
THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 15, 1864 Although there is much Civil War reporting on the front page perhaps the most significant a brief item near the bottom of the back, headed: "Guerrillas at Work Again on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad" which reads: "A party of guerrillas captured the westward bound train on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad last night, robbed the passen... See More
October 21, 1864
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 21, 1864 A wealth of Civil War reporting from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Report Surprise of Mosby's Command" which includes: "...Northern papers say...surprised the camp of Mosby near Piedmont, Va., & captures some artillery, prisoners, horses...the captured guns have been sent to this city...This ... See More
December 14, 1864
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, Dec. 14, 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
December 31, 1864
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Dec. 31, 1864 Page 4 has close to half a column taken up with: "A Proclamation - Call For 300,000 Men" which is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.
Page 54 begins with: "General Sherman" which begins: "On Thursday Dec. 22, our forces under Gen. Sherman occupied Savannah, captured 150 heavy guns, 800 prisoners...Gen. Hardee, anticipating ... See More
February 22, 1865
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1865 Among the articles within are: "The War--Capital of South Carolina in Federal Hands--Fall of Charleston Imminent--Sherman Aiming for Charlotte..." "General Lee's Order Assuming General Command" "Passage of the Constitutional Amendment--Bribery and Corruption Admitted..." concerning the abolishment of slavery; "W... See More
April 4, 1865
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 4, 1865 One of the middle columns of the front page announces one of the more significant events of the Civil War with: "VIRGINIA ! " "GLORIOUS NEWS ! " "Richmond Is Ours!" "Evacuation of Petersburg!" "Tremendous Fighting!" "Lee's Entire Army Is Routed" and more. Above the column heads is a ni... See More
April 15, 1865
DAILY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865 As might be imagined newspapers from Washington reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are exceedingly scarce and exceedingly desirable. Although newspapers from New York & Philadelphia remain among the most sought-after because of their proximity to Washington and the stature of big city newspapers, they pale in compariso... See More
April 24, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1865 All columns on all eight pages are black-bordered for the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Over half of the front page first column is taken up with heads including: "THE FUNERAL" "The Lying in State in Independence Hall, Philadelphia" "Scenes There Yesterday" "Immense Crowds of People Throughout the Day" "Severa... See More
April 26, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 26, 1865 Close to half of the first column on the front page is taken up with headlines--using type larger than typically found--reporting on the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln. Some of the heads include: "OBSEQUIES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN" "Universal Sorrow" "The Most Sublime & Solemn Funeral in History" "Scenes & Incidents... See More
April 29, 1865
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, April 29, 1865 Certainly the most notable content is on page 4 with column heads: "The President's Remains" "A Proclamation" signed in type by President Andrew Johnson calling for a day of respect for Abraham Lincoln; "Southern views & Feeling" "Negro Suffrage" "Lee's Surrender" which has much detai... See More
October 14, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 14, 1865 The full ftpg. is a very dramatic print of: "Traveling Through Fire--Fearful Peril of a Railway Train at Cedar Swamp...Maine".
Prints within include a fullpg: "National Horse Fair at Riverside Park, Cambridge, Mass." "Great Four-oared Boat Race...On the Hudson River at Sing Sing"; a nice foldout cent... See More
Item #649309HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a lot of five issues from just after the Civil War. Dates are August 12, August 19, September 23, November 11, and December 2, 1865. A wealth of great prints including: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia'. Halfpg: 'Trial of Mowing Machines' & 'The Richmond Election--the Polling at the 1st Market House'. Nice doublepage centerfol... See More
February 16, 1866
CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, February 16, 1866
* Jesse James Gang
* 1st known robbery (1st report)
* Liberty, Missouri bank
The front page has an article headed: "Guerrillas Rob a Bank in Western Missouri" with subhead: "Bank Robbery" Nice detailed report here.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, m... See More
Item #649285THE O.C. DAILY, 1867 No, it's not from Orange County, but rather from the Oneida Community in New York. This is a tiny newspaper, measuring just 4 by 5 inches, four pages. Various tidbits, great condition. Note: month and day will be different than the one shown in the photo.
Item #649305SATURDAY NIGHT, Philadelphia, 1869 A decorative masthead with content that is primarily literary in nature. There is a front page illustration & a few more inside, with a border around each page. The photo is "generic" but your issue will have a very similar look. Measures 21 by 14 inches with 8 pages. Minor wear.
Item #649290RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Nevada, early 1880's. A lot of five issues, all are complete and are in very nice condition. Great to have from this well-known town from the "Old West".
Item #649297(Illustrated) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of fifty 2nd rate and damaged illustrated issues A blended lot of titles, all 19th century 2nd rate and partially damaged illustrated issues which may include any of the following: Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's, Scientific American, London Illustrated, etc. Well over 100 displayable prints will be found within this lot. The issues may include any combi... See More
December 2, 1871
THE ELKO INDEPENDENT, Nevada, Dec. 2, 1871 This town had a population of about 2000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, Elko was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush. Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave the "official" birth to the ... See More
Item #649288SAG HARBOR EXPRESS, Long Island, New York, 1870-1874 A nice lot of five issues from this once-famous whaling town on Long Island, now more famous as a playground for the rich & famous who frequent the neighboring Hamptons. One from each year, never bound nor trimmed, scattered foxing, generally nice condition. We sell individually for $28+ each. You get 5 for less than half price.... See More
April 19, 1874
NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1874 Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific report headed: "The Missouri Outlaws" which notes in part: "...particulars of the killing of another detective by the notorious James Brothers. The victim was found dead, covered with blood...A card crossed with blood was pinned to the coast and inscribed: 'This shall be the fate of all of Pinke... See More
June 15, 1874
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 15, 1874 Page 7 has: "Obituary - Cochise, the Indian Chief" noting in part: "...announces that Cochise, the famous Indian chief, died on Tuesday last in Arizona. He had been sick a long time, and feeling satisfied that he was afflicted by witchcraft, he refused to let the doctor administer to his wants..." with much more on him & his life.
Twel... See More
October 11, 1876
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Oct. 11, 1876 Page 5 has half a column taken up with: "THE YOUNGERS" "Interview With Their Brother-in-Law, Richard S. Hall" "Facts of Interest Concerning the Far-Famed Bandits--Affecting Meeting Between the Brothers and Their Sister, in Prison". Interesting reading concerning the infamous outlaws the Younger brothers (see).
O... See More
March 24, 1877
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, March 24, 1877 Over a full column on page 2 is headed: "The Execution At Mountain Meadow" with fine coverage of the execution of John D. Lee--perpetrator of the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre.
Much reporting on Lee's comments before his execution including: "...My conscience is clear before God and man, and I am ready to meet my Redeemer...I... See More
August 30, 1877
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 30, 1877 The front page has a report headed: "The Death Of Brigham Young" which begins: "Brigham Young was attacked with cholera morbus on Thursday night...continued swelling until respiration was stopped. He was conscious, but only briefly answered questions during the lat forty-eight hours..." and more.
Beneath it is a small item: "... See More
October 5, 1878
THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California, Oct. 5, 1878 Downieville is a very small town at 3,000 ft. elevation in Northwestern California. It was founded in late 1849 during the Calif. Gold Rush, first known as "The Forks" for its location at the confluence of the Downie River and the North Fork of the Yuba River. It was soon renamed after Major William Downie, the tow... See More
July 11, 1879
NEW YORK TIMES, July 11, 1879 Page 2 has an interesting & quite lengthy article: "COLONY FARMING FOR JEWS" "A Project Favored by the Hebrew Convention" "Land to be Bought For Fifty Families With Money Raised by Subscription--Five Hundred Acres Offered as a Gift."
An interesting program of which we were not familiar. Eight pages, 4 binding holes near the spi... See More
Item #649311STAMP COLLECTING MAGAZINES: Lot of ten different titles from the 1880's & 1890's, all in nice condition, at least 4 pages each, most measuring about 4 by 7 inches.
February 5, 1880
THE READING INDEPENDENT, [Redding] California, Feb. 5, 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 Benj... See More
Item #649312SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York A lot of 25 issues dating from 1881 thru 1906. Many photos and illustrations of the latest inventions and scientific improvements and gimmicks of the era. All are complete issues in nice condition.
July 19, 1881
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 19, 1881 It can be difficult finding period reports of the death of infamous outlaw Billy the Kid. Many newspapers of the day never reported it. But this issue has a brief report near the bottom of page 5 headed: " 'Billy The Kid' Killed At Last" with a datelines from Las Vegas, New Mexico, noting: "The Gazette has positive information that '... See More
August 13, 1881
PITKIN INDEPENDENT, Colorado, Aug. 13, 1881 A very rare title which lasted a bit over 3 years. Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that this title was held by only one institution in the United States, which has now been purchased by us.
This small Colorado town has a current population of only 66 residents. Wikipedia notes that "Pitkin was founded in 1879, and is said to... See More
March 11, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1882 Perhaps the most interesting item in this issue is just a small, inconspicuous item on page 3 under the "Personal" column reading: "Sojourner Truth writers to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, in reference to recent published paragraphs of her having a fine home, and her having made a will, etc. She says she has made no will, owns no... See More
April 4, 1882
DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, April 4, 1882 The back page has a rather inconspicuous report at the bottom of the first column: "Death of the Notorious Robber Jesse James". The report, which continues at the top of the next column, reads in full: "Jesse James, the notorious robber was shot dead in St. Joseph, Mo., by Charles and Robert Ford, who then gave themselves up and we... See More
April 14, 1882
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 14, 1882 The most notable content is the page 10 article: "The Death Of Jesse James" "A Talk With City Marshal Craig" "How the Robber Lived in St. Joseph--Opinion In Missouri As to the Governor & the Fords". The article takes over a full column & has much detail, including: "...came running past my house...crying,... See More
June 7, 1882
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, June 7, 1882 Keeping in mind that Jesse James was killed in nearby St. Joseph just 2 months previous, page 4 has an article: "The James Lecture". The article talks of the ethics of making a living by speaking about Jesse James, and including members of James' family as part of the presentation. One bit notes: "...That the widow should se... See More
October 31, 1882
DAILY FREE PRESS, Bodie, California, October 31, 1882 A quite rare issue from this remote, Northern California mining town of the 19th century preserved today as a State park and a popular "ghost town" tourist attraction. A variety of articles both regional and national.
Complete in four pages archivally rejoined at the spine, very nice condition but a bit fragile & shou... See More
January 25, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Jan. 25, 1883 The first two columns on page 5 are headed: "The Bandit At The Bar" "Frank James as He Appeared in the Kansas City Court Room" and more (see). One of the subheads: "Prospects of Acquittal of the Charge of Complicity in the Blue Cut Robbery".
Twelve pages, bit irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.
October 10, 1885
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 10, 1885 Page 5 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.
The ftpg. has a print of: "Robert Toombs" with article: "The Dying Fire-Ea... See More
November 7, 1888
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Nov. 7, 1888 The top of the front page has column heads announcing the election of Benjamin Harrison as President of the United States: "HARRISON ELECTED" "Democrats Concede It Unreservedly" "Some Votes To Spare" "Indiana Returns More Favorable for Republicans" "Michigan Still I Line" and more.
Similar heads begin ... See More
March 15, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 15, 1890 Full ftpg. shows: "...Mid-day Lenten Services in Trinity Church..."; a page with 3 prints of: "A Trip Through the Canal & Sounds from Norfolk, Virginia to New Berne, N.C."; a photo of: "The Chicago World's Fair Committee..." "Alabama--Views in & About the City of Mobile"; a fullpg. wi... See More
November 8, 1893
PUCK, New York, Nov. 8, 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, April 9, 1895 This issue is from the Arizona Territory, 17 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 front page has: "The Rio Verde Outfit in the Field" "Many Men & Horses to Be Employed" "Sparring For Water" "Shal... See More
February 1, 1896
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 1, 1896 Page 3 has a notable report "Prof. Roentgen's Discovery" which is the accounting of how the discovery of x-rays was made by accident.
The front page shows the United States Navy Yard in New York. Also within the issue are articles: "A Twenty-Five Cent Bicycle" made of wood; Mr. Vanderbilt's estate, Biltmore showing two ... See More
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