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COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, January 8, 1800 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 affection of the upper part of the wind pipe..." wit... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 27, 1802 The front page has nearly 1 1/2 columns taken up with some comments on Washington's Farewell Address, beginning: "Coming across Gen. Washington's Farewell Address the other day, I was led to give it another reading..." with much more.
Four pages never-trimmed margins, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition.
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, June 22, 1803; United States' Gazette, Sept. 21, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Oct. 19, 1808; New England Palladium, Oct. 5, 1802; and Boston Gazette, June 25, 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, Jan. 4, 1812 Near the back is an early item concerning the disastrous New Madrid earthquake before it was known as such. The report includes: "Several shocks by earthquakes have been felt in various parts of the southern and western states...It seems probable that some dreadful calamity may have been experienced in a distant part of the world--probably So... 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 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 pages. And on the back page is the formal Act of Congress declaring war against England, ... See More
THE WAR, New York, May 11, 1813 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 Death of General Pike", which is present-day Toronto. "Glorious Vict... 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
THE WAR, New York, Nov. 23, 1813 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Barbarities Of The Enemy...Detention of Mariners as Prisoners of War, who were in England at the Time the War Was Declared" being part of a continued series. Also on the ftpg: "South-Western Army" plus inside reports include: "Movements of the Armies" being a report from Albany, and "Subm... See More
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
ORLEANS GAZETTE & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, Dec. 24, 1819 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: "Extract of a Letter dated Irun (Spai... 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
THE FOCUS, Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 11, 1831 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.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 19, 1831 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 Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela to independence from... See More
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., July 13, 1831 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 report headed: "The Mormonites" which includes in part: "This infatuated peo... See More
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Massachusetts, Sept. 7, 1831 Pages 2 and 3 have an uncommonly lengthy account of Nat Turner's slave rebellion, a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia led by Nat Turner. Rebel slaves killed from 55 to 65 people, at least 51 being white. The rebellion was put down within a few days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than two m... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2, 1831 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 villains was enabled to make his escape--one was killed.... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1832 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. is a black-bordered item: "Died" being Hon. Philip Doddridge, a Representative from Virginia. Page 3 has a... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 6, 1836 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 Mitchell, Alabama; "The Cherokees" "From Florida" "Mexico & the United States&q... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1839 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 American..." with more (see).
Sixt... See More
PENSACOLA GAZETTE, Florida, July 27, 1839 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" "Naval" and much more.
Four pages, r... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 27 1839
Inside has a lengthy & historic two page article headed: "The Slaves Of The Amistad" being a detailed account of their trial in Hartford, including subheads "Affidavit of Bahoo" with his "X" signature mark; "Afternoon" and: "Decision of Judge Thompson". An excellent & detai... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1839 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 Spielberg.
Sixteen pages, 8 12 by 12 i... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1847 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" establishing the town of St. Marks, Flo... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 1847 Inside has much on the Mexican War with over two columns taken up with: Battles of Contreros and Churubusco" with considerable detail. Also: "Further Reports From Mexico" taking over a full column, and: "General Scott" plus: "The Death of Lieut. Twiggs".
Four pages, very nice condition.
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 1847 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 Foreigners" concerning the Mexican War.
Fo... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1848 This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes text of discussion, with each speaker's name noted in capital letters. "Mr. Lincoln" spoke twice. Additionally, page 4 has continued reporting from Congress including the votes on a certain bill with "Lincol... See More
THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, Sept. 28, 1848 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 large extend of country...more than 1000 people digging & wa... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1849 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. Great letter on the romance of gold-seekers heading west.
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DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 1849 Page 3 has: "The State Of Deseret" which is a fine report on the situation of the Mormons at the Great Salt Lake, and very descriptive of the vicinity. It begins: "Five miles from the foot of the mountain lies the 'City of the Great Salt Lake, of nine months' growth...It is laid out in blocks, containi... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 1849 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 content to detail here--see the photos.
Page 3 has: &qu... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 1849 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 steadily in spite of persecutions & hardships..." with more, including: "The converts to t... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 11, 1849 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 great wealth of reporting on creating a constitution.
Pag... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 27, 1849 The top of pg. 3 has a column headed: "Late From California" which includes a letter with good comments concerning the Gold Rush including: "...steamer Panama arrived here...having left San Francisco...brings 235 passengers...there is about $50,000 in gold dust & specie from Mazatlan and the remainder in gold du... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 1850 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 western boundaries..." with much... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 1850 Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in this newspaper. Collectors always desire to have notable governmental reports in newspapers from the nation's capital.
Not surprisingly almost all of pages 1 and 2, and a portion o... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 19, 1853 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 his account. Part of the subhead notes: "...the Kidnapping Case--Experi... 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 The ftpg. shows: "Panorama, or Mount of Pleasure, in Japan". Inside has a great half page print captioned: "Nauvoo, From the Mississippi, Looking Down the River." with a related article headed: "Nauvoo City", which begins: "This is the site of the celebrated Mormon city founded by Joe Smith & his followers in 184... 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 21, 1856 A very historic issue for the Republican party as it reports their first Presidential nominee, John Fremont. The newly created political party held the prohibition of slavery as the principal issue of their platform.
The top of the front page begins with column heads: "North American Convention" "Sixth and Last Day" "Banks Withdrawn&q... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 21, 1858 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 Santa Fe" "The Slaver Echo--Yellow Fever" a... 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 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 Authorities for Trial".
Eight pages, disbinding indents at the spine cause no text loss,... See More
JUTRZENKA, Warsaw, Poland, 1861 A rare & early Jewish newspaper from Poland, the title translates to "Morning Star". This rare newspaper lasted only three years, and reflects the trends among the Jewish intelligentsia at that time. Measures 8-1/4 by 10-1/2 inches, has 6 pages, in nice condition.
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 19, 1861 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 from Buffalo to Albany" "The Price of Rails Rides on the Engine" "The Reception at... See More
DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., March 6, 1861 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 Southern states as to his motives, and near the end he says: "...I am loth to close. We are not enemies but friends. We must not be en... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Apr. 6, 1861 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 negro can afford it, he dresses well, sometimes quietly and in good tast... 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 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 "Confederate" issues can be difficult to come by.
Among the front page items... See More
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 28, 1862 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" "Nashville Surrendered" "In Occupation by Union Troops" "The Rebels at Murfreesboro&... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 26, 1862 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 complete ad which notes the listing of the cast, including: "Las... 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 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 Unionist and locals forced him to shut... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 31, 1862 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" "Retreat of the Rebels to Okolona" "General Banks's Retreat&qu... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 5, 1862 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" "Fremont's Pursuit of Jackson" "An Engagement Beyond Strasburg"... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 5, 1862 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" "Fremont's Pursuit of Jackson" "An Engagement Beyond Strasburg"... See More
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Aug. 8, 1862 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?" "Why Not Employ The Blacks?" "The Negro Regiment at Port Roy... 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 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" which is full of hatred towards him, including: "I see the Devil has given us a parting kick, via Wash... 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
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 11, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, with much front page reporting on the Civil War. Articles include: "From Frederickburg "City Intelligence" and many smaller heads including: "Narrow Escape Of President Davis" "The Latest From Charleston" "From Vicksburg" "The Repulse at For... 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
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, March 25, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederates States of America. Much of the front page is taken up with various Civil War reports, from the Confederate perspective. Among the reports are those headed: "From Fredericksburg" "From the Two Great Armies--Fredericksburg and Vicksburg" "From Hilton Head--... 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 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: "General Lawrence O'Brien Branch" beneath which is noted: "Killed at ... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1863 The top portion of the first column on the front page is taken up with some great & very historic heads on the Battle of Gettysburg, including: "REBEL INVASION" "The Fighting At Gettysburg" "The Severest Actions of the War" "Losses Heavy On Both Sides" "Longstreet Taken Prisoner" "Advantage on Our Side&... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 24, 1863 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 from Charleston" "Latest From Mississippi" & other smaller reports with small h... See More
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
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, September 24, 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 front page contains several war related reports including... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 5, 1863 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 celebrated the fourth Thursday of every year and making it a national holiday.
On page 4 is the co... 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
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
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, April 16, 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 front page has a lengthy editorial examination of the war at this point, beginning: "It is now sufficiently evident that war is soon to be waged in Virginia again on a Titanic scale.... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1864 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" "Gen. Grant Refuses An Armistice" "Grant Pushing on to Find Them" "Our Cavalry in Lee'... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 9, 1864 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" "The Explosion of the Rebel Mine & Charge of the Enemy" "SHERMAN" &qu... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 12, 1864 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 Rebel Deserters" "Sherman Knocking Atlanta with Shells" "Sheridan" a... See More
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864 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 masthead, nice condition. From the closing months of the... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 6, 1864 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 irregular at the spine margin, nice condition.
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 25, 1864 Although the front page and pages within contain various reports on the Civil War, the most intriguing item is an inconspicuous page 3 advertisement for a theatrical performance at the Winter Garden theater.
A one night performance was set for November 25th to benefit the Shakespeare Statue Fund. The performance featured the three Booth brothers well kn... See More
This was Lincoln's annual state-of-the-union address. In the message Lincoln states in part: "...In presenting the abandonment of armed resistance to the National authority on the part of
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. 9, 1865 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' Proposed Suspension of Habeas Corpus" "The Union Feeling In Savannah" "Overflow of Joy... See More
THE MONITOR, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1865 Being a weekly newspaper page2 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 Box at the Theatre" "Pistol Ball Penetrates The Brain" "The Murderer Leap... 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 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" "Johnston Originally Proposed to Surrender on the Terms Allowed ... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 3, 1865 The top of the first column has: "THE ASSASSINATION" "THE CAPTURE OF BOOTH" "Statement Of Lieut. Doherty" who was involved in the capture of John Wilkes Booth a few days prior. This is a nice, detailed, and very lengthy account, taking over 1 1/2 columns (see for portions).
Also on the ftpg. are: "Another Rebel Plot"... 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
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
NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1867 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 bit more.
As noted on the web this was one of the earliest robberies by the infa... 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
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1872 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 & freedoms promised by Reconstruction.
Subheads include: "... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 23, 1872 The prime content is on the front page, three prints: "The Fire at Boston". Inside has a half page map: "Plan of Boston, Showing The Extent of the Fire."
The Great Boston Fire of 1872 was Boston's largest fire and still one of the most costly fire-related property losses in American history.
Also within... See More
SAN DIEGO NEWS, California, May 31, 1877 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.
ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, A.T. [Arizona Territory], Feb. 18, 1880 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 bit of minor loss near the spine af... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1882
* Sojourner Truth
* Negro Woman
* Woman's Activist
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 he... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 29, 1882 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 the Wife of Frank". A fascinating & detaile... See More
SALIDA DAILY SENTINEL, Colorado, July 10, 1882 An exceedingly rare title as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only one institution had any issues of this title & they were recently purchased by us. No other issues are recorded in any institution. Actually a very typical newspaper of the period with news items of the day--much of it local--with a great wealth of local... See More
THE BLACK HILLS JOURNAL, Rapid City, Dakota Territory, June 22, 1883 From six years before South Dakota would become a state. Much concerning mining, including: "Custer's Peak - And the Country Surrounding--Silver & Copper Ore Discoveries" 'Valentine and Rapid City" "A New Milling Process" & other items. Page 2 has an article beginning: "Crook we... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 7, 1883 Page 4 has a quite lengthy & very detailed, descriptive article headed: "Santa Barbara" in California. It offers much praise on the area, beginning: "The out-of-door life that one leads here is not of the least charm of the place, and the process of acclimatization converts every one to the same idle, luxurious way of enjoying the sim... See More
TRUTH, San Francisco, California, April 5, 1884 The front page begins with a very lengthy article headed: "THE SCIENTIST OF SOCIALISM" "A Review of a Capitalistic Professor of Karl Marx, His Life, Deeds, and Some of the Most Famous of His Economic Teachings" with more.
Four pages, cleanly loose at the spine, library strengthening at the margins, loss neat a bottom margin... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 5, 1885 Page 7 has a column-wide ad for: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show which includes a likeness of Buffalo Bill Cody.
Twelve pages, very nice condition.
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 9, 1885 Nearly half of the ftpg. and most of page 2 are taken up with: "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" being the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type: Grover Cleveland. A great review of the events of 1885.
Twelve pages, good condition.
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 14, 1886 A very notable labor union issue as page 10 begins with a report on the founding of the American Federation of Labor with Samuel Gompers elected as its first president.
The report and related articles take over a full column and have a Columbus, Ohio, dateline, where the AFL was created. It would combine with the Congress of Industrial Organizatio... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 23, 1888 Near the bottom of page 4 is the printing of a poem: "The Dismantled Ship" by Walt Whitman as noted at its conclusion. This was the very first printing of this Whitman poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, and is very significant as such.
Twelve pages, some margin tears, toned at the margins, should be handled carefully.... See More
THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, March 28, 1889 The front page includes a one column print of: "Robert Todd Lincoln- Of Illinois, U.S. Minister at the Court of St. James". This was Abe Lincoln's only son to live to adulthood.
Page 2 has a nice report on the Oklahoma Land Rush with the top of the page having column heads: "Oklahoma Opened" "President Harrison'... See More
VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, January 8, 1892 A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport.
Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early history is closely tied with the Battle of Velasco and the Texas Revolution. Velasco was ... See More
PUCK, New York, Dec. 13, 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
Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 22, 1896 Page 3 has a lengthy article, taking a full column, headed: "Roentgen's Discovery" which is concerning the x ray.
Roentgen is credited with discovering it & its properties which would be of profound benefit to the health field & other applications. This page also has at the very center a nice print of him: "Wilhelm Conr... See More