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COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, January 8, 1800
* President George Washington death - funeral
The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affec... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 18, 1803 The back 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... See More
* The Louisiana Purchase Treaty
* Signed by U.S. & France ministers
A page 3 report headed: "Official" reports: "The Executive has received official information, that a Treaty was signed on the 30th April, between the Ministers...of the United States and the Ministers...of the French Government; by which the United S
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, June 25, 1803; United States' Gazette, Sept. 25, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Oct. 22, 1808; New England Palladium, Oct. 12, 1802; and Boston Gazette, June 21, 1804. 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
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 28, 1812 Inside has lengthy reporting from the "House of Representatives" which includes discussion headed: "State of Louisiana" concerning Louisiana joining the Union. Another page has: "The bill for the admission of Louisiana into the union has passed the house of representatives with a provision to include within the limits of... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812
* War of 1812 declaration by United States
* James Madison proclamation
An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 page... See More
THE WAR, New York, May 11, 1813
* USS Constitution - William Bainbridge
* HMS Java - Henry Lambert
One-third of the front page is taken up with: "Capture of the Java" by the frigate Constitution. Also on the ftpg: "Late & Important Intelligence from England" and "Blockade of the American Coast".
Inside includes; "Capture of Little York--and Deat... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1813 The first two pages are taken up with the: "President's Message" signed in type: James Madison, in which he discusses much about the War of 1812. Over 4 pages are taken up with: "Events of the War" which includes a letter signed by: Wm. Henry Harrison concerning the Battle of Fort Meigs against Tecumseh.Several other ... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 24, 1813 Over four pages are taken up with a lengthy & very detailed article: "The Monsters at Hampton" which relates the terrible treatment by the British of the people in the Hampton/Norfolk area of Virginia during the War of 1812. It begins: "With feelings that cannot be uttered, we devote a considerable portion of the present ... See More
* General Andrew Jackson
* War of 1812 ending - peace treaty
The front page begins with a letter from Gen. Jackson to the Sec. of War acknowledging receipt of the Secretary's letter about the signing of the peace treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain ending the War of 1812, signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Curiously, the hist
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 22, 1817 The first two pages are taken up with a lengthy report signed in type by: D. Porter, being: "...the communication made by captain David Porter, commissioner of the navy in relation to the site for a naval depot & the best means to be adopted for the defence of the Chesapeake bay." The report begins: "Hampton Roads, it is... See More
Also included is the plate: "South View of Chesterfield Church, Derbyshire".
Complete in 94 pages... See More
ORLEANS GAZETTE & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, Dec. 24, 1819
* Very rare & early publication
This is one of the earliest newspapers from Louisiana we have had the pleasure to offer. The front page has a lengthy obituary report and an article: "Adam Poe's Contest with Two Indians" plus many ads (some in French), which the back page has a report concerning Indians in an: ... See More
Niles Register was a very famous, small-size newspaper which excellent political reporting--not surprising given its proximity to Washington, D.C.--in addition to carrying a wealth of news events from across the country. It pub
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 30, 1820 Over half of the front page is taken up with an article: "Slave Population" which deals with the controversy of slavery in Missouri as it contemplates statehood, ultimately to be resolved by the Missouri Compromise.
Finishing out the ftpg. & carrying over to page 2 is: "Our Indians". Page 2 also has: "The Slav... See More
THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 14, 1826 Under the heading "Maryland" is a very nice, editorialized report acknowledging the very recent approval of the "Jew Bill" which allowed--for the first time--Jews to hold public office in the state of Maryland.
The report reads in part: "The affairs of our state begin to have an improving appearance...for the... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 28, 1829 Featured in this issue is a report on the government overthrow in Brazil, with details from Buenos Ayres.
Additional articles are in regards to ice flooding on the Susquehanna River, a letter signed by John Quincy Adams (signed in block type), and a lengthy speech by Henry Clay regarding Panama.
Octavo size, 16 pages, ne... See More
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1830 Page 4 has: "Texas" which reports in part: "Some quite violent articles are published in the Mexican papers as to the designs of the United States to secure the possession of Texas; and the introduction of slaves in s greatly complained of...that the president of Mexico has declared that the slaves already in Texas may remain as ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 9, 1830 Inside has the text of: "A Proclamation" concerning the opening of ports to British vessels, signed in type: Andrew Jackson. The bkpg. has a report on the funeral of King George IV of England including the order of procession.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, good condition.
As noted in Wikipedia, this t... See More
THE FOCUS, Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 11, 1831
* Rare & early antebellum title
An early & uncommon title from Kentucky. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day, this issue has various news items, political reports and a wealth of ads.
Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spie, never-trimmed margins which can be a bit irregular, other trape mends throughout.... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 19, 1831
* Death of Simon Bolivar
* Venezuela independence leader
The back page has a nice report concerning the death of Simon Bolivar.
Bolivar was one of most important historical and political figure in Latin American history. He is considered in Latin America as a hero, visionary, and a revolutionary. During his short life he lead Boliv... See More
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., July 13, 1831
* Very early Mormons - Latter Day Saints
* Emigration along the Missouri River
The earliest Mormon report we've found in a popular newspaper title is the July 16, 1831 issue of "Niles Weekly Register" which we are currently offering for $370. This issue pre-dates that report by 3 days.
The middle of page 2 has a repor... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2, 1831
* Nat Turner's slave rebellion - revolt
The front page has 2 items concerning the Nat Turner Slave Insurrection: "...as the jailer entered the room of the prison in which the negroes condemned for being concerned in the late insurrection were confined...they knocked him down & rushed out of the room...one of the villai... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1832
* Charles Carroll death
* Declaration of Independence signer (last survivor)
* From our nation's capital
The front page begins with a black-bordered report: "Funeral of Charles Carroll", the last surviving person who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was 95 years old at death.
Also at the top of the ftpg... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 28, 1833. Featured in this issue is report on the Pennsylvania and New York canals. Additional articles include reports on an anti-slavery convention, banking, the Department of Navy, and more.
Sixteen pages, octavo-size, in nice condition.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 6, 1836
* Texas War for Independence
* Santa Anna to be tried & shot
* Creek War - Cherokees - Indians
The ftpg. has a short report concerning the "outrages" due to the rescue of two runaway slaves.
Other articles inside include: "Lynching Among the Indians" "The Creek War" with reports from Fort M... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1839
* African slave trade capture
The bkpg. has a report: "Slaves Captured" which notes in part: "...British sloop of war Buzzard...captured by her on the coast of Africa on suspicion of having been concerned in the slave trade, have arrived at New York...vessels...are both American built & the officers were all Amer... See More
PENSACOLA GAZETTE, Florida, July 27, 1839
* Rare antebellum title
* Escambia County
A very nice & early newspaper from this Florida town, very rarely found from before the Civil War. This is a four page newspaper with various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. Inside are: "How to Tell a Drunken Man" "Another Indian Massacre" "Late From Texas"... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1839
* African slaves
* La Amistad
Inside has a full page of very detailed coverage of the trial headed: "Slaves Per Amistad" at Hartford. A great wealth of detail. This famous slave ship and the revolt of its occupants was not only a notable legal case at the time, but in 1997 was made into feature length movie by Stephen Sp... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1847
* St. Marks, Wakulla County, Florida
Page 3 has various reports on the Mexican War with items headed: "The Army Under Gen. Scott" "Prosecution of the War" "American Prisoners in Mexico--Probable Advance of Gen. Scott".
The back page has a document: "By the President of the United States&qu... See More
THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, Aug. 14, 1847
* Leaning Tower of Pisa has fallen ?
* Mexican-American War
Inside has content on the Mexican War with the top of pg. 3 headed: "Army And Navy Intelligence" with many subheads (see). Also on pg. 2: "From Vera Cruz" and "Still Later from Vera Cruz". Also of interest is a pg. 2 article: "Fall of the Le... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 1847 The top of page 3 has a report: "From The Western Plains" with a rather rare report on the famed Kit Carson: "...it seems probable that Kit Carson, who was going out with dispatches to California, has lost all his horses and mules. He was seen near the Pawnee Rock & afterwards heard from by a party who said they... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 1847
* Mexican-American War nearing the end
Inside has nearly 4 1/2 columns taken up with reporting on the Mexican War. Just far too much content to mention here, and the photos only show portions. Much of the reporting is on the capture of Mexico City from very near the end of the war.
There is also: "Other Accounts by For... See More
THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, Sept. 28, 1848
* Terrific & early report
* California Gold Rush
Page 2 has a very early & quite lengthy (nearly a column long) article on the California Gold Rush, headed: "The Gold Fever In California" which includes in part: "...large number of the inhabitants were engaged in searching for gold which was found over a larg... See More
This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously livi... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 1849 This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" in a count of the votes of "Nays" in a vote concerning a "Private claim for a slave" (see). Also, page 3 has a similar mention of him in a discussion in the House, reading: &qu... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1849
* California gold rush - 49ers
* Dolly Madison death
Page 3 has: "The Overland California Emigrants" which includes a terrific letter on a long wagon train heading: "...towards the golden regions of California...that a collision had taken place between a party of emigrants and some Indians..." with more.... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 1849
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
Page 3 has a terrific, nearly full column report headed: "The California Gold Region" which has much detail and fascinating accounts. Its begins: "It is now nearly two years since the discovery of the gold mines in this country...". there is too much fine ... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 1849
* State of Deseret - Mormons - Mormonism
* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Page 3 has: "The State Of Deseret" which begins: "The progress of the Mormon sect in this country...must be regarded as an extraordinary phenomenon of the times. From small beginnings they have gone on increasing steadi... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1849 Page 3 has: "Late From California" which begins with a very historic report: "The constitution for the State of California has been adopted and published. The reports from the gold region continue to be encouraging. The health of the miners was generally good...The estimate of the number of persons at the mines runs ... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 11, 1849
* Monterey Convention
* California Statehood ?
Over half of page 2 is taken up with: "The News From California", much of it having to do with the constitutional convention as they work towards statehood. Included as well: "To The People of California" and: "Proclamation To the People of California". A grea... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 1850
* Shaping the State of Texas
Most of pages 1 and 2 are taken up with the lengthy & detailed: "Debate In The Senate" concerning the: "Texan Boundary" issue. It begins with: "The Senate having under consideration the bill 'proposing to the State of Texas the establishment of her northern and we... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 1850
* re. Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
* United States Senate debates
* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers
* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)
Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 1852 This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book form, and it is common consens... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 19, 1853
* Twelve Years a Slave
* Solomon Northup
* Kidnapped into slavery
The back page has a report from Washington which includes, in part, some details of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on hi... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 7, 1853 Inside has a full page with text and two illustrations on: "The United States Expedition To Japan" including a portrait of: "Commodore Matthew Perry, Commander..." and also: "the Steam Frigate 'Mississippi', U.S. Navy".
The front page has an illustration of: "A Bush Fire in Australia" with an a... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 11, 1854 While this early issue of this title (Volume IX) has a number of illustrations and interesting content, the most noteworthy item is the rather scathing article regarding the Smithsonian Institute.
It states, in part: "It is our opinion that if [James] Smithsonian were to rise from the dead, his first object would be to try and get the... See More
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 22, 1854
* Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois view
* The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* Mormons - Mormonism &n... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 29, 1856 Inside has 2 pages of text with 7 prints on: "Expedition To Greenland". Also a fullpg. with 4 prints on: "Dreadful Catastrophe at Philadelphia" being the burning of the ferry boat 'New Jersey'.
Other prints: "Maple Sugar Camp" in New England; a view of: "Stockholm, Capital of Sweden&quo... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 19, 1856 A very historic issue for the Republican party as it reports on their first national convention. The newly created political party held the prohibition of slavery as the principal issue of their platform.
The front page has: "Republican Convention and has a sub-head: "Second Day--The Platform" and further on notes the votes for their nominee fo... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 14, 1858 Page 6 has some nice Mormon content with an article: "Later From Utah" mostly taken up with a letter datelined "Great Salt Lake City". It discusses a visit to the penitentiary there as well as meeting Lorenzo Young, Brigham's youngest brother, and much more. This takes over 1 1/2 columns & is followed by: "A Letter From Brigha... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 21, 1858
* Dred Scott death
* Famed Slave
* Slavers - ships
Page 4 contains a very brief, yet significant, report headed: "Death of Dred Scot" with the actual text not much longer, reading: "Dred Scott died in this city on Friday night last." with a dateline of St. Louis, Sept. 20, 1858.
In the same column on this page is "Later From... See More
NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 8, 1859 An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing.
Page 2 has a boxing article: "The Ring" "The Championship - Woods' Deposit Covered by the Friends of Benicia" concerning an upcoming championship bout between Woods and Heenan. Other sports reporting througho... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 9, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia trial
Much of the ftpg. is taken up with election results. Page 4 has over half a column headed: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Proceedings of the Court--The Case of Copeland--Trial of Cook--His Confession Read in Court--Stephens Handed Over to the Federal ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1860 Several nice reports including: "The Captured Slaver Wildfire" "Further Particulars--Names of the Crew and What the Cargo Consisted of...". This was a noted slave ship made more famous by the print of it in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly.
Also reports from the Republican National Convention: "The Presidency" "Th... See More
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 2, 1860 A terrific issue on the famed boxer John Heenan, as the entire front page is taken up with a print of him captioned: "John C. Heenan, The Champion of the World". The print was taken from a photo of him of May 3, 1860 in England, shortly after his famous match between himself and Tom Sayers.
Inside has a full page taken up wit... See More
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Oct. 2, 1860 This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election. The ftpg. also has a bit stating the newspaper: "...its earnest support to the Republican c... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 19, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln inauguration train
* Jefferson Davis inauguration
* Confederate President
The entire front page is taken up with excellent & detailed reporting on Abraham Lincoln's journey to Washington for his inauguration, with first column heads including: "THE PRESIDENTIAL PROGRESS" "The Journey of Mr. Lincoln & Suite fr... See More
DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., March 6, 1861
* President Abraham Lincoln
* 1st Inauguration - inaugural address
* From a future Confederate city
* Dawn of the Civil War
Printed on page 2 in this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city is Abraham Lincoln's: "Inaugural Address" which takes nearly two full column. In his address he tries to allay the fears of the Southe... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 9, 1861 Most of the front page is taken up with a very nice print captioned: "Jefferson Davis, First President of the New Southern Confederacy" with a related article on him, carrying over to page 2. The front page also has text on: "Our Portrait of the President" which relates to the terrific doublepage centerfold whi... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Apr. 6, 1861
* Great slave auction illustration
* Pre Civil War South - rare
Most of a page is taken up with a print: "The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Baltimore, Md." and "Slaves For Sale: A Scene in New Orleans", both showing slaves dressed in formal attire. A related article: "The Dandy Slave" begins: "Whenever a n... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, July 12, 1861 The front page features a large Civil War map headed: "The Seat Of War In Virginia" with a subhead: "The Positions of the Union and Rebel Forces in the Old Dominion"
Half of the first column is taken up with Civil War heads including: "THE REBELLION" "Important News From Western Virginia" "A Brilliant Skir... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 13, 1861 The front page features: 'Battle of Boonville, Missouri' and smaller illustrations of: "Brigadier-General Lyon, U.S.A." and "The late Captain Ward". Inside the issue is a full page: 'The Cabinet at Washington' showing Abraham Lincoln and the others. Also featured is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Crew of U.S. ... See More
DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, July 20, 1861
* Very rare Confederate title
* First Battle of Bull Run
* Manassas, Virginia
Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered. This coastal town didn't remain Confederate for very long as it fell to General Burnside on March 14, 1862 with the Battle of New Bern. So truly &... See More
THE WORLD--WEEKLY EDITION, New York, Aug. 31, 1861 The ftpg. features a detailed Civil War map headed: "The Battle-Field On Wilson's Creek, Near Springfield, Mo." with further detail.
Also a nice stack of first column heads including: "The Southern Rebellion" "The Rebels Close at hand" "Attacks Upon Federal Pickets" "The Battle in Western Vir... See More
Disbound without wrappers. The image is a... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 19, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Interesting From the South" "The Richmond Examiner on the Rebel Situation" "The Port of New Orleans Hermetically Sealed" "Rebel Account of the Escape of the Pensacola" "No Furloughs to be Granted to the Army of the Potomac" and much more.
Eight pages, very nic... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 19, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Interesting From the South" "The Richmond Examiner on the Rebel Situation" "The Port of New Orleans Hermetically Sealed" "Rebel Account of the Escape of the Pensacola" "No Furloughs to be Granted to the Army of the Potomac" and much more.
Eight pages, very nic... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 4, 1862 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Burnside Expedition" "Heavy Cannonading in the Vicinity of Beaufort" "Heavy Firing Near Norfolk" "News From the South" "The Southern Women & Children to Turn Incendiaries" "The Rebels Furious Over the Stone Blockade" and much more.
Eight ... See More
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 28, 1862
* Jefferson Davis inauguration
* President of the Confederacy
* Map inside Florida
There is a wealth of Civil War reporting on the front page including column heads: "The Burnside Expedition" "Condition of the Rebel Guns" "A Visit to Nag's Head" "The War in the South-West" "Nashvi... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 26, 1862
* John Wilkes Booth theater ad
* Civil War original reporting
The bottom of the front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.
See the photo for the ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 29, 1862 The full front page shows: "A Thrilling Scene in East Tennessee --Colonel Fry and the Union Men Swearing by the Flag". Other prints inside include a dramatic fullpg: "The Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas--the Final Advance of Our Troops" and "Columbus, Kentucky, After the Rebel Evacuation" and "Fort Clinch, Fernand... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 9, 1862 From the midst of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "Free Negroes Crowding into Ohio" "Missionaries to Work & Educate the Negroes at Port Royal" "War News of the Week" "Slavery in the District of Columbia" "The Horrors of War" "General Rosecrans' Farewell to His Soldiers&quo... See More
THE CHRISTIAN BANNER, Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 27, 1862
* Very rare Confederate title
This is certainly one of the more rare newspapers from this Confederate state. It began in 1848 but ceased publication in 1862. Its editor, James Hunnicut, was a minister of a Free Will 'Union' congregation, was considered to be quite eccentric. As the war neared he became an outspoken Un... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 31, 1862
* Siege of Corinth, Mississippi
* Confederate states map
Most of of the front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map titled: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN THE SOUTH-WEST" with some column heads including: "The Capture of Corinth" "Another Rebel 'Skedaddle' " "Gen. Nelson in the Enemy's Camp" "Retre... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 5, 1862
* Battle of Seven Pines - Fair Oaks
* American Civil War original map
The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The Battle Of Seven Pines" showing much detail.
Front page column heads include: "The Battle of the Seven Pines" "Bloody Check Sustained by the Union Advance" "The Causes of Our Defeat" "Frem... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 22, 1862 The front page is dominated by a nice & very detailed Civil War map headed: "The Field Of Gen. Pope's Operations". Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Return of a Flag of Truce with Sick & Wounded" "Shocking Treatment of Union Prisoners" "Brilliant Cavalry Exploit" "Our Troops Go Within 40 Miles of Richmo... See More
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Aug. 8, 1862
* Rare anti-slavery title
* Negroes to fight ? (Civil War)
This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.
Among the front page articles are: "Why Should the Negro Fight?" "Wh... See More
DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Oct. 17, 1862 Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.
Among the front page articles are: "Abolition Meetings at the North" "Resolutions" "Yankee Officers Marrying Negroes" "List of Casualties in the 40th Mississippi Reg. at the Battle of Corinth, Oct. 4trh, 1862".
Pa... See More
DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 27, 1862
* Very rare Confederate title
* re. President Abraham Lincoln
* Battle of Perryville, Kentucky
Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Page 2 has a fascinating & lengthy article: "Lincoln and His Proclamation" whic... See More
DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 3, 1862 Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.
Among the front page has a number of Acts and documents from the Confederacy, most concerning the on-going Civil War. One is: "An Act to Encourage the Manufacture of Clothing and Shoes for the Army" and a lengthy: "Act to Better Provide for... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 5, 1862 From the midst of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "The Mississippi" "Greeley on Amalgamation of Races" "Our Recent Losses in Kentucky" "War News of the Week" "Shameless Conduct" "Lincoln's Last Story" "Battle of Corinth--Overwhelming Victory" & much more.
Ei... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 7, 1862 The front page is dominated by a very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE EXPECTED BATTLE IN MISSISSIPPI. Advance Southward of General Grant's Union Army." Also many column heads on the Civil War including: "The Rebels, 50,000 Strong, at Holly Springs" "Defeat of Stuart's Rebel Cavalry" "Splendid Conduct of the Union Tr... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Nov. 12, 1862 The front page has much on the Civil War with items headed: "The Enemy Of James River", "From Northern Virginia", "Fredericksburg--The Recent Yankee Raid", "The Navigation of The Mississippi", "Latest News From The North", and many subheads, including: "The Advance of the Yankees in North ... See More
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets a... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 13, 1863 The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Attack On Fort McAllister". Various front page column heads including: "The Department Of The South" "Landing of Gen. Foster's Forces" "Visit to the Interior by the Generals" "The Attack on Fort McAllister" and more. Page 3 has the "Evening Edit... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 27, 1863 Not just a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederates states. Among the front page reports are: "The American War In Europe--Opinions of the English Press..." "Lincoln's Movements at Night" "The Yankee Navy" "Additional From the North--The Inaction of the Army--'What are ... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 20, 1863 The front page is dominated by a nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "REBEL DEFENSES AT PORT HUDSON". Among the column heads on the Civil War are: "Late Rebel News" "Averill's Cavalry Expedition" "Rosecrans on the War Patch" "Closing In Around Charleston" "Reported Attack on Helena" The Cav... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 2, 1863 The front page is dominated by a nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE ADVANCE OF GEN. HOOKER'S ARMY. Map Showing the Position of Fredericksburg, Port Royal, Bowling Green, Warrenton, and adjacent country." Plus there are many ftpg. column heads on the Civil War as seen in the photos.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, minimal wea... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 21, 1863 The front page has much reporting from the "The Courts" and "City Intelligence" as well as several Acts from the Confederate Congress including: "An Act to Establish a Volunteer Navy". There are also military reports from Mobile & Wilmington.
The back page has a lengthy editorial beginning: "The Federal a... See More
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, June 7, 1863
* General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch
* Very rare Confederate title
A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page is entirely taken up with a nice illustration of: "Genera... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 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
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 24, 1863
* Post Battle of Gettysburg
* Battle of Fort Wagner
* From capital of Confederacy
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. More than half of the front page is taken up with the printing of "An Act For the Assessment & Collection Of Taxes" in the Confederacy. Other ftpg. items include: "Latest fr
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 17, 1863 Most of the last column is taken up with two documents, the first a: "Proclamation By the President" which includes: "...Let us rather receive in humble thankfulness the lesson which He has taught in our recent reverses, devoutly acknowledging that to Him & not to our own feeble arms, are due the honor & the glory of vic... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 8, 1863 The front page includes; "Latest From The North" "From Charleston--Evacuation of Morris Island" "From Tennessee" "The Courts" "Latest News From the North--The Situation in Tennessee--Advance of Burnside--Operations Before Charleston--furious Attack to Be Made on Battery Wagner" "From Charl... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 5, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln proclamation
* America's national day of Thanksgiving begins
Although almost every President since George Washington has issued a proclamation for a "day of thanksgiving", typically celebrated in November but at other times of the year as well, it was Abraham Lincoln who formalized Thanksgiving Day to be... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Nov. 7, 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. Almost the entire ftpg. is taken up with: "The Military Situation" with war reports from various fields of action. Inside page reports include: "Engineering Operations of the Arm... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1863 The full front page is a dramatic print: "Guerrilla Warfare--Rescue of a Wounded Officer from a Band of Guerrillas". Prints inside include: "The Great Organ in the Boston Music Hall" "The Army of the Potomac--The Great Depot of Supplies on the Railroad" and "...The Bridge Over Bull Run--Present Appearance&quo... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 20, 1864 See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. Among the front page items are: "Strahl's Brigade" "The Horrors of the Cold" "Measure for Restoration of the State of Arkansas to the Union" "The Virginia Army" and more. The back page includes: "A Voice from ... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 26, 1864 Among the front page reports are: "The War News--A Cavalry Battle in Mississippi--The Situation in Tennessee--The Recent Fight In Florida--From General Lee's Lines" "The Courts" "Camp Near Kinston" "To the Friends of Soldiers in the Wise Brigade" & other items. Also included is a report re: "... See More
THE PALMETTO HERALD, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 24, 1864 This Southern coastal town was captured by Yankee naval forces late in 1861 and remained a base for other operations along the Atlantic coast. An uncommon Yankee title from this otherwise Confederate stronghold. This is just the volume 1, number 4 issue with content including: "On Guard" "Medals of Honor" &qu... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 2, 1864 Among the ftpg. one column heads on the Civil War are: "News From Texas and Mexico" "News From North Carolina" "The Army of the Potomac" "Union Victory Near Nachitoches" "The Advance of the Army on the Teche at Alexandria" "Additional Particulars of the Capture of Fort De Russy" "Departure of Gen.... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 11, 1864 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "The Red River Expedition" "Additional Details of the Fight at Cane River" "Gen. A. L. Lee's Cavalry in Pursuit of the Fleeing Rebels" "Reported Occupation of Shreveport" "News From New Orleans" "Details of the Burning of the Steamer Russell&q... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, April 16, 1864
* re. Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga TN
* Ulysses S. Grant's official report
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 front page has a lengthy editorial examination of the war at this point, beginning: "It is now... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 23, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Interesting From Florida" "Destruction of the Steamer General Hunter by a Torpedo" "Evacuation of Pilatka" "Important From North Carolina" "The Affair at Plymouth" "The Evacuation of the Town" and much more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania VA Virginia
* General Robert E. Lee
* Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's famous quote
The front page has nice first column heads on the Civil War including: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Gen. Grant Says the Result is So Far Much in Our Favor" "Heavy Fighting on Wednesday" "Lee Sends In a Flag of Truce" &q... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 26, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "GRANT!" "Victorious March of the Army of the Potomac" "The South Anna River Reached by Our Troops" "One Thousand More Prisoners Captured" "Sheridan's Expedition" and more.
Eight pages, nice condition.
NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "BUTLER" "GRANT!" "SHERMAN!" "The Entire Grand Army in Motion En Route for Richmond" "Engagement Between McPherson's Corps & the Rebels" "The Rebels Defeated & Driven Back" "General Lee's Daughter Goes to Join Her Father in Ric... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, June 10, 1864 Among the front page Civil War column heads are: "GRANT ! " "Occasional Skirmishing & Cannonading Along the Lines" "Object of the Recent Flag of Truce" "Removal of the Wounded & Burial of the Dead" "Rebel Accounts of the Battle of Friday Last" "Suspension of Hostilities During the Operations" &... See More
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, June 20, 1864 One of the more successful newspapers from the Confederacy, and from its capital as well. The front page includes nearly two columns headed: "The War News" which begins: "The news this morning is cheering and encouraging...the enemy made most desperate & repeated assaults on our lines but were driven back in every instance with gr... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 23, 1864 The front page is dominated by a nice & very detailed Civil War map headed: "From Richmond To Petersburg".
The first column has war-related heads: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "From Gen. Grant's Army" "No Heavy Fight Since Saturday" "Skirmishing All Along Our Lines" "Rebels Trying to Obstruct The River&quo... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, June 24, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR" "The Latest from General Grant's Forces Near Petersburg, Va." "Attack of Fitzhugh Lee and Wade Hampton at the White House" "The Rebels Repulsed & Driven Back by Union Gunboats" "The Gunboat Fight on the Appomattox" "Sherman" &quo... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 9, 1864
* Battle of Moorefield, West Virginia
* Last Confederate invasion of the North
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE INVASION" "Defeat of the Rebels Near Morefield by General Averill" "Official Reports of the Victory at New Creek" "Retreat of the Rebels from Maryland" "GRANT" "T... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 12, 1864
* City Point, Virginia barge explosion
* General William T. Sherman reaches Atlanta
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "GRANT" "Appalling Calamity at City Point" "Details of the Fearful Explosion on Board an Ordnance Barge" "Stanton's War Bulletin" "The Capture of Mobile Reported by Re... See More
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864
* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War
Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Results of the Summer Campaign" "Hood's New Movement" "From the Georgia Front--Affairs at Atlanta" "Latest From the Valley" "and more.
Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner mast... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 6, 1864
* Confederate General Robert E. Lee
* Sieges of Richmond and Petersburg
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "RICHMOND" "Both Armies Fortifying" "Lee Moving Troops to Petersburg" "The Enemy Strengthening on Our Left" "Another Rebel Battery Captured" and much more.
Eight pages, a bit irregula... See More
IDAHO TRI-WEEKLY STATESMAN, Boise City, Nov. 12, 1864 A very early and rare newspaper from just 18 months after the Idaho Territory was created, and some 26 years before Idaho statehood.
This is the volume 1, number 48 issue. The ftpg. is filled with ads with pages 2 & 3 containing various news of the day. Mostly ads on the bkpg.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with very wide... See More
* President Abraham Lincoln
* State of the Union Address (last)
"The Message Of President Lincoln" takes all of the last column on the front page and concludes on page 2, signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.
This was Lincoln's annual state-of-the-union address. In the message Lincoln states in part: "...In presenting t
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 19, 1864 Not just a newspaper from the Confederate, but from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page has an editorial beginning: "The accounts from Nashville are the statements of the enemy, & must be received with much caution. It is probable that the real facts are somewhat coloured..." with much more. Also: "Latest N... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 2, 1865 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Siege of Fortress Rosecrans" "The Fight at Overall's Creek" "The Battle of the Cedars" "RICHMOND" "Probable Designs of the Enemy to Make a Dash from Richmond" "WILMINGTON" "Admiral Porter Still at It" "He Continues to Shell Fort ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 3, 1865 A wealth of front page column heads on the Civil War including: "WILMINGTON" "Admiral Porter Still At It" "He Continues to Shell Fort Fisher Vigorously" "The Gulf" "RICHMOND" "Attack of the Rebels on Our Picket Line" "Latest From New Orleans" and more.
This is a four page edition, paginated 1... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 4, 1865 Pages 4 and 5 have one column heads on the Civil War including: "RICHMOND" "The Bulkhead of the Dutch Canal Exploded" "Attack of the Rebels on Orr Picket Lines" "WILMINGTON" "Rebel Accounts of the Operations" "The Peace Rumors Exploded" and more. The back page has: "SHERMAN" "Rebel Accoun... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 9, 1865
* General William T. Sherman
* Branchville SC South Carolina
* Final months of the Civil War
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Sherman Marching on Branchville, South Carolina" " Bragg Asking the Prayers of All Christians for Himself & His Army" "Opposition to Jeff. Davis' Prop... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 14, 1865 The front page is taken up with two prints: "Ordnance Stores Captured with Fort McAllister--Lieutenant Spencer's Headquarters" and "General Sherman's Army Entering Savannah, Georgia".
Several full page plates including: "General Hazen's Division Fifteenth Corps Storming Fort McAllister" and "Kilpa... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 14, 1865 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Rebel Ideas of Sherman" "His Expected Kindness Towards South Carolina" "The Hotbed of Treason to be Treated No Worse Than Georgia "Mobile" "Additional Confirmation of the Reported Evacuation of the City" "Wilmington" "Richmo... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, March 23, 1865 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN" "Johnston Flying from the Combined Armies" "Raleigh Said to be Evacuated" "Rebels Reported Falling Back to Hillsboro" "Goldsboro Formally Occupied..." "GRANT" "Sounds of Army Trains Moving Within the Enemy's Lines" and much mor... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, April 8, 1865 Page 4 has a report headed: "Richmond Captured" taking half a column, beginning: "Richmond was captured on Monday morning...and occupied by General Weitzel's troops. The rebels left in great haste, leaving the city on fire..."The negro troops & Yankee officers were greeted with enthusiastic welcome..." and more.
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THE MONITOR, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)
* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth
Being a weekly newspaper page 2 has a first report of the death of Abraham Lincoln with column heads: "Death Of The PRESIDENT" "The National Horror" "Mr. Lincoln Is Assassinated" "The Assassination in His Private... See More
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 26, 1865 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 fer... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 27, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln's funeral
* Closing events of the Civil War
A wealth of fine column heads on both the end of the Civil War and Lincoln's funeral, etc., including the front page: "SHERMAN" "The Conference With Johnston" "General Sherman Aware of the Assassination of Mr. Lincoln Before the Conclusion of the Conference&q... See More
STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865 A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.
The three headlines announce: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT ! " "Capture of Jeff. Davis and His Staff" "Col... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 26, 1865 From shortly after the end of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "Policy of Johnson's Administration" "Johnson & Brownlow" "The Monroe Doctrine--Another Discordant Element in the Abolition Party" "News of the Week" & much more.
Eight pages, nice condition.
Described as "The Hot... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 12, 1865 The full front page has two scenes: "The Horse Market and Stables, New York City, Where The Weekly Sale of Government Horses Takes Place" with a related print inside.
Prints inside include 3 pages on: "The Great Atlantic Cable--Constructing The New Telegraph Line From Dublin To Valentia." "...The Union Hotel, S... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 9, 1865 The full front page shows the: "Grand Reception of Lieutenant-General Grant at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City". Other full page prints inside include: "Lieutenant-General Ulysses S. Grant" and "Reception of Lieutenant General Grant at the Fifth Avenue Hotel--Guests in the Refreshment Room".
The double... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 8, 1866 The full front page has 3 prints of: "Laying the Corner Stone of the New Masonic Temple at Baltimore, Maryland.
Inside has a fascinating halfpg. print of: "The New & Beautiful Parlor Divertisement of Base-Ball." showing a family playing a board game themed on baseball. There is also a related article: "The Parlor... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1867
* Richmond, Ray County, Missouri
* Jesse James-Younger Gang bank robbery
Page 3 has an inconspicuous report headed: "Murder And Bank Robbery In Missouri" stating in part: "...today fourteen men entered the bank house of Hughes & Wasson, in Richmond, Mo., robbed the money tray, and killed a man named Shaw and two others..." with a b... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, June 20, 1867 Page 10 contains a seemingly innocuous report but which has great significance in the sport of horse racing: the very first running of the Belmont Stakes.
The column heads include: "THE TURF" "The Summer Meeting of the American Jockey Club" "The Jerome Park Races" "Four Fine Races" "Luxemburg, Ruthless, Cleopatra an... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 23, 1867 Halloween-related prints are very difficult to find in Harper's Weekly, but here is a nice one on the front page: "The Pumpkin Effigy" which shows a carved jack-o-lantern.
Halfpg: "Sculling Race on the Monongahela River" & smaller print: "Weston, the Pedestrian, on the Road". "Drew Theological Seminary, ... See More
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THE WORLD, New York, Sept. 16, 1871 The front page has an article regarding the Ku-Klux Klan: "The Phantom Ku-Klux" which provides details related to the infamous Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy. The article's focus is the trial held in Raleigh, North Carolina (see).
Another unrelated but interesting front page article is: "NOT HANGED", with subhead "...the ... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1872
* KKK - Ku Klux Klan investigation
* United States Congress
Page 5 has 1 1/2 columns of detailed reporting on the KKK, headed: "THE KU-KLUX" "Report of the Joint Committee of Congress".
This was the first formal and in-depth federal investigation of this white supremacist society which sought to deprive former slaves of the rights ... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 4, 1872 Page 5 has a nearly full column report "Livingstone's Rescue" with subheads "Herald Special Report from London" "Rejoicing and Excitement in England Over the News" "The Herald's Despatches Republished in Full" and more.
Page 6 has a nearly full column report: "The Herald and Dr. Livingstone" with sub... See More
LA ESTRELLA DE OCCIDENTE, Mexico, Feb. 7, 1873 This is an interesting newspaper from Mexico, printed entirely in Spanish (translates to "Star Of The West"). Just beneath the title is (translated): "Official newspaper of the Government of the Free and Sovereign State of Sonora."
Four pages never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
NEW YORK TIMES, April 2, 1873 Over half of the front page contains the first report of this infamous marine disaster off the coast of Nova Scotia. The wreck of the ocean steamer Atlantic on a rock, about fifty yards from Meagher's Island, in the County of Halifax on the 1st April, 1873, will long be remembered as one of the most disastrous wrecks on the North American coast. Not only was... See More
THE WORLD, New York, May 16, 1874 On the front page in the second column below the fold is rather inconspicuous report under "Crime" that is headed: "The Capture Of The Bandit Vasquez And Two Of His Gang--Vasquez Not Seriously Wounded."
The report, datelined "San Francisco, May 15", reads, in part: "The accounts of the capture of Vasquez...differ. Th... See More
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, Oct. 15, 1874 A very early newspaper from this city at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Various news of the day with a wealth of ads as well.
Page 2 has a very nice circus advertisement which features Mollie Brown, bareback somersault rider.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, wide margins, nice condition.
(2) NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 10 and March 30 1875
* Virginia Minor Supreme Court case
* Women's suffrage
A pair of issues, with the Feb. 10 issue having on page 8 an article headed: "Woman Suffrage" "The Question in the Supreme Court of the United States - The Case of Mrs. Minor Against a Register of Voters in Missouri". The report gives some specifics on the case ... See More
THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, March 17, 1875 An early newspaper from this now quite famous & large city in Southern California. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Inside has: "Growth of the West" and an interesting article: "Vasquez" "How the Outlaw Views His Fate". This latter article is on the infamous outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez who would be... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 22, 1875 The front page has: "A Dead Desperado" "The Secret of His Life Dies With Him" "His Identification as One of the Huntington Bank Robbers". This is concerning the Huntington, West Virginia Bank Robbery committed by Jesse James-Younger Gang. One of the subheads is: "Jesse James' Death" noting in part: "...... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 5, 1876 The top of a front page column has heads: "SATAN'S IMPS" "Threatened Outbreak of the Utes in Colorado" "Affecting Interview Between the Youngers and their Sisters". The latter is concerning the famous outlaws & includes: "The relatives visiting the Younger brothers in jail..." with more.
Page 2 has: "... See More
SAN DIEGO NEWS, California, May 31, 1877
* Wild West Original
* Interesting Advertisements
This is a volume one issue from this now-famous Southern California city. Various news reports of the day and a great wealth of advertisements.
Four pages, a piece from the blank effects only ads on inside pages, some archival mends.... See More
TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Oct. 27, 1877 From this town at the "elbow" of California near the Nevada border at an elevation of 5800 ft. Historically well known for the Donner Party tragedy which happened nearby in 1846.
Four pages, nice condition.
THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California, Nov. 2, 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
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 5, 1879 This issue contains prints and related images of the following: an acoustic apparatus, the Pennsylvania Mower, the Herreshoff Torpedo, the Fuller Electric Light, Dean's Hydraulic Packing Press, and more.
Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 inches, irregular at the spine, a small library stamp on the front page, otherwise good.
DAILY ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, Sept. 15, 1879 Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last. And it is a volume one issue in nice condition.
A nice assortment of news articles and ads. The ftpg. is mostly taken up with ads although it does have a "Grand Jury Report". Page 2 has more ads and various small news tidbit... See More
MODOC INDEPENDENT, Alturas, California, Dec. 27, 1879 A rare title from the Old West in California. This is the last issue of this title that we have in our inventory, with a variety of local and national news with a large number of advertisements.
Four pages, 14 by 21 inches, a stray red pencil mark on the front page and a news agent's stamp in the masthead, otherwise in a good c... See More
ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, A.T. [Arizona Territory], Feb. 18, 1880
* Very rare Old West publication
Newspapers from Arizona during the 1880's are very scarce, this issue from 32 years before statehood. The advertisements are perhaps more interesting than the news reports, with a great wealth of Western-themed ads, many of which are illustrated.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a bi... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 22, 1881 The front page features an article: "Edison's New Dynamo-Electric Machine" with a half-page illustration of it, plus a quarter page illustration of :"The Edison Lamp".
Inside has a wealth of other inventions, improvements & general mechanical & electrical creations.
Sixteen pages, slightly irregular at the spin... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 5, 1881 The prime print in this issue is the doublepage centerfold, which is one of the best football centerfolds of the19th century to be had.
The doublepage is captioned: "A Game of Foot-Ball---A 'Scrummage' at the Close" which was drawn by the famed artist A. B. Frost. Very displayable as such.
Among other prints are a full front pag... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 28, 1882 Page 8 has a great article taking over a full column headed: "JESSE JAMES' WIDOW" "An Interview With the Lady on Matters Concerning the Outlaws" "Frank James' Whereabouts--An Effort to Secure His Pardon--How He Counseled His Brother's Widow--Jesse's Boy Attempts to Shoot a Lawyer". Several subheads through... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 29, 1882
* Outlaw Jesse James
* Interview w/ his wife
Page 9 has nearly a full column taken up with: "JESSE'S TRANING" "The Delicate Way in Which Mrs. James Refers to Her Husband's Peculiar Vocation" "An Hour's Talk with the Outlaw's Widow--Some of the Savings Invested in Business--A Mysterious Friend Said to be ... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 19, 1882 The full front page shows: "Encampment of the National Guard at Lewistown--Incidents of Camp Life" in Pennsylvania. Another full page print from this camp inside.
Inside has a half page showing: "Candidates for Admission to the Order of Sisters of St. Dominic Taking the Vail at the Dominican Convent in Jersey City".... See More