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April 22, 1898
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, April 22, 1898 The front page has a fold banner headline: "WAR WITH SPAIN HAS NOW BEGUN" with another banner: "Woodford Has Left Madrid and the Fleet at Key West Has Been Ordered to Blockade Havana, While a Call for 100,000 Volunteers Will Be Made To-Day." with various additional heads concerning the beginning of the Spanish-American War.... See More
April 21, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Winchester, England, April 21, 1795 This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a brief item mentioned Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest woman's rights advocates, with mention of her most famous book: "The ... See More
August 3, 1863
BANGOR DAILY WHIG & COURIER, Maine, Aug. 3, 1863 The ftpg. has a column headed: "From the Army of the Potomac--Moseby Makes a Raid on Fairfax Court House--Another Battle in Arkansas..." & more. Pg. 3 has nice column heads: "Important Order form the President" "Protection For our Colored Soldiers" which has the notable document signed in type: Abraham Lin... See More
October 31, 1863
THE TRI-WEEKLY MERCURY, Charleston, South Carolina, Oct. 31, 1863 Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles in the market. Ftpg. war reports include: "Letter From Richmond" "A Raid In The Gulf" "A Yankee View of the Battle of Chickamauga" "The Confederate States--A Nation" "The Situation At Charleston" "The Rebel Rams In Englan... See More
February 21, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, February 21, 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. This was the Confederacy's only illustrated newspaper.
A nice feature of this issue is that the entire front page is taken up with an illustrati... See More
February 21, 1893
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Feb. 21, 1893 The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "Objections To Annexation" "Arguments of Those Who Prefer to Ignore Hawaii at Present" "No Naval Advantages To Be Derived" "Present Treaty with the Kingdom Granting Pearl Harbor to the United States Said 5to Be the Only Desirable Feature".
Beneath this report is: "... See More
June 11, 1927
CHICAGO AMERICAN--EXTRA, June 11, 1927 See the photos for the huge headline above the masthead noting: "LINDY LANDS ! " with a smaller head: "Capital Roars Welcome" and more on his return to America from Europe. Included is a long, full-figure photo of him with his plane in the background.
These are the outer leaves only with pages 1, 2, 13 & 14. Various wear at marg... See More
March 16, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1861 The entire front page shows: "The Inaugural Procession at Washington Passing the Gate of the Capitol Grounds" which shows Abraham Lincoln & James Buchanan in the carriage.
Inside has a nearly half page print showing: "Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln Entering the Senate Chamber Before The Inauguration" with related text he... See More
February 1, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 1, 1820 Pages 1 and 2 have wide black "mourning" rules for the death of King George II of England, with both pages containing official instructions as to how to wear appropriate mourning garb. Other items concerning mourning for the recent death of the King (see).
Terrific to have these reports in the London Gazette, the official mouthpiece of the... See More
July 25, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, July 25, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Operations Before Petersburg" "Gen. Sherman Still Fighting In Front of Atlanta" "Major-General McPherson Killed" "The Enemy Beaten In Open Field" "Guerrilla Raid In Kentucky" & much more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
July 8, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, July 8, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBEL INVASION" "Hagerstown, Md. not Permanently Occupied" "Threatened Raid Upon Pennsylvania" "An Attack Upon Frederick, Md." "The Rebels Repulsed" & much more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
June 22, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 22, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Peninsular Campaign Under General McClellan" "His Complete Vindication in the Light of Present Events" "Two Years of War Wasted" "Lincoln's Order to Attack Richmond" "Before Petersburg" "General Desertion by the Inhabitants" "The... See More
June 21, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 21, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "BEFORE PETERSBURG" "The Enemy Driven Back on the Left" "All Their Charges Unsuccessful" "Georgia" "Charleston" "New Orleans" & much more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
June 13, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 13, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Morgan's Raid In Kentucky" "Frankfort, the Capital, Besieged by a Body of the Invaders" ""Gen. Butler's Dept." "BEFORE RICHMOND" "Spires of the Capital Visible from Points Along our Lines" "Gordonsville, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg... See More
June 2, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 2, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "News From Arkansas" "Atrocities of the Guerrillas" "Union Men Wantonly Murdered" "THE GRAND CAMPAIGN" "Gen. Grant in Complete Connection with his New Base" "They Entertain Fears for the Safety of Lee's Army" "Rebel Cavalry Routed at A... See More
May 27, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 27, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Position of the Two Great Armies in Virginia" "Lee's Forces Concentrating" "His Army Estimated to be 175,000 Strong" "A Battle Imminent" "Lee Will Fight Before Falling Back to the South Anna" "Highly Important" "General Sherman's ... See More
May 17, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 17, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Grant Campaign" "Both Armies Resting" "Gens. Meade & Wright Almost Prisoners" "Fort Darling" "Good News from Gen. Butler's Army..." "From The West" "A Battle at Resaca--Our Loss 3,000--Gen. Sherman Has the Rebels in a Tight Pl... See More
May 7, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 7, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Richmond Campaign" "Lee Still Falling Back" "Gen. Grant Reported to Have Flanked the Rebel Army" "Lee En Route for Hanover Court House" "Grant Out of the Wilderness" "How The Rebels Expect to Gain Texas & What they Intend to Do With It"... See More
July 28, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, July 28, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SECOND INVASION" "The Force Of the Enemy" "The Campaign" "The Late Battles in Front of Atlanta" "Reported Death of Gen. Hood" "Rebel Loss, 12,000" "Depredations of Guerillas in Missouri" & much more.
Eight pages, very nice ... See More
August 6, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 6, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBEL INVASION" "Revels Cross the River at Hancock & Occupy Hagerstown" "The Rebels in Force" "Two Columns Marching Toward Pennsylvania" "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "General Sherman's Army" "Movements Against Mobile" with muc... See More
May 14, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 14, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Dalton Ours" "Retreat of the Rebel Army Under Joe Johnston--The Place Occupied by Gen. Sherman on Thursday" "BEYOND THE PO" "Utter Defeat of the Rebels Under Lee" "The Enemy In Full Retreat" "The Whole of Our Grand Army in Pursuit" & so mu... See More
June 18, 1870
JUBILEE SUPPLEMENT TO 'THE FRIEND', Honolulu, June 18, 1870 This special issue celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landing of the first American Missionaries on Hawaii in 1820. All the content--mostly a Jubilee Sermon--relates to the anniversary.
Eight pages, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.
March 3, 1873
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, March 3, 1873 The ftpg. has lengthy reporting concerning the inaugural ceremonies to to held for UI.s. Grant the following day. The bkpg. has: "Through The South" "North & South Carolina".
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.
September 16, 1822
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Sept. 16, 1822 The ftpg. has 4 Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: James Monroe. One is: "An Act to Authorize the Building of Light-Houses Therein mentioned..." with a list of the lighthouses to be built.
July 10, 1860
THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, July 10, 1860 The top of page 2 has a political ad headed: "People's Ticket" "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN of Illinois" followed by a quote from him (see), and: "For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN of Maine".
The ftpg. has an interesting item beginning: "An exchange says that Lincoln and Hamlin are known as the ... See More
March 24, 1829
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, March 24, 1829 Most of pg. 2 is taken up with a document concerning relations with Panama (continued in a future issue) which is prefaced with a letter from the President, signed in type: John Quincy Adams.
Four pages, minor margin wear.
February 2, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 2, 1860 The front page has proceedings of the first session of the "Thirty Sixth Congress" and included is a brief but very historic account about the first time the proceedings were opened with a prayer by a rabbi. The account headed "Impressive Address To The Throne of Grace" reads in part: "The proceedings were opened with a prayer by Rabbi R... See More
September 2, 1896
CHRISTIAN HERALD & SIGNS OF OUR TIMES, New York, Sept. 2, 1896 The ftpg. has a print: "Amid The Ruins of Capernaum, on Lake Galilee" with a related article. More inside.
Sixteen pages, some wear & small tears at the spine.
June 17, 1799
J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, June 17, 1799 Page 2 has a letter headed: "The Board of Health, To Their Constituents" signed at its conclusion by the President of the Board: Paul Revere. Other news & ads of the day.
Four pages, minor chip from a blank right column, nice condition.
July 23, 1881
PRAIRIE FARMER, Chicago, July 23, 1881 An interesting farming-themed newspaper from the Mid-West with an ornate masthead. Subtitled: "Weekly Journal for The Farm, Orchard and Fireside."
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, various small margin tears with some chipping.
July 13, 1876
AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, July 13, 1876 Page 7 has: "Summary Of News" which includes a brief report of the Custer massacre: "The disastrous fight between Gen. Custer's command & the Sioux Indians on June 25th resulted in the death of Gen. Custer, together with 13 officers and from 200 to 300 men." Also a report of the death of Gen. Santa Anna, and of notific... See More
May 28, 1803
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL AND MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, May 28, 1803 Page 3 has a rather small ad headed: "Wanted" reading: "For the purpose of heaving down the Frigate Constitution, Two vessels of about 100 tons burthen each. Persons willing to furnish them will apply either to Edward Preble, Esq. the Captain of the Frigate, or at Store No. 3, Central-wharf."
Fou... See More
September 15, 1807
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Sept. 15, 1807 Most of pg. 3 is taken up with: "Acquittal of Burr" with considerable detail, a key portion noting: "...The jury then withdrew; and, after an absence of 20 minutes, returned into court and Col. Carrington their foreman offered their verdict in the following words endorsed on the bill of indictment: ... See More
April 20, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1878 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned "An International Conference About Money" which shows Uncle Sam. Pages within include a full page: "Private Theatricals at Blackville--I Hang Upon De Honey Ob Doze Laps!", a print of "The Liberian Ship Azor", a print of: "House at San Stefano in wh... See More
March 4, 1909
THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pa., March 4, 1909 Most of page 9 is taken up with the text of William Howard Taft's inaugural address, headed: "Judge Taft's Inaugural Address" "New President Outlines the Policy of the Administration" and more. Also in this issue are: "Thousands See Taft Sworn In" "Record-Breaking Crowd Fills City of Washington" as... See More
January 25, 1909
THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, January 25 and 26, 1909 A pair of issues reporting on the collision between the steamers Florida & Republic (see hyperlink) in thick fog off Nantucket. A distress call was issued on the new Marconi radio device, the first recorded for the rescue of a ship, resulting in the saving of around 1500 lives. See the photos for the various co... See More
September 9, 1908
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Sept. 9, 1908 The front page has an interesting article headed: "Fast Flights By Wright" "Aeroplane Circles Field Thirteen Times at Rate of Thirty-Six Miles an Hour" with the text providing the detail of their most recent experiments in flight. Curious that the writer mentions an "aerial garage" as the place where the airplane is h... See More
June 2, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 The prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text ... See More
May 19, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 19, 1792 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a lengthy Act of Congress titled: "An ACT for Raising a Further Sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, & for Other Purposes Therein Mentioned" which is headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle & signed in type by the President: George Washington.
Inside has length... See More
March 10, 1790
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, March 10, 1790 This famous newspaper was the mouthpiece of the federal government so almost without exception the first utterances from Congress appeared in this newspaper before any other. The nation's capital was in New York City at this time. So it is of great significance that close to half of the front page is taken up with the very first prin... See More
February 5, 1770
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 5, 1770 Page 2 has a report from Plymouth on the 150th anniversary of the landing of their ancestors at that place in 1620 (see). Page 3 has a report from Boston on: "...a meeting of the merchants...to consider of the conduct of several who have broke through the non-importation agreement & to determine ... See More
April 5, 1783
PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1783 One of the most displayable newspaper of the Revolutionary War era given the large & decorative engraving in the masthead (see). The front page is a detailed advertisement by "Isaac Franks", a notable Jewish financier who served under Washington during the war. The back page has an ad by: "Haym Salom... See More
January 4, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792 A terrific issue on the creation of the nation's capital. Beginning on page 2 & taking half of page 3 is a great article titled: "New City Of Washington" which has as a subtitle: "Plan of the City intended for the permanent seat of the Government of the United States, projected agreeably to the direction of the P... See More
December 10, 1644
NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 10, 1644 This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by several years. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. This tit... See More
September 18, 1840
CITIZEN SOLDIER, Norwich, Vermont, Sept. 18, 1840 Inside is a great account of: "The Storming of Stony Point", taking nearly 2 1/2 columns. The back page has: "Biography of Major General Charles Lee", providing a mid-19th century glimpse of how he was viewed at the time. Additional coverage includes: "Military Rewards", "Literary Toils&quo... See More
August 21, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 21, 1779 Included is an: "Extract of a Letter from Rhode Island dated May, 1779" which includes in part: "...Very recent accounts from the Susquehannah inform us that a party of Col. butler's loyalists and Indians had cut off the settlements at Penn's valley, and afterwards retired without losing a man." (see)
Nearly two-... See More
October 10, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 10, 1778 Inside has most of a page taken up with a discussion of the Revolutionary War in America, prefaced with: "Sir, having a leisure hour on my hands, I sit down to send you a few cursory thoughts on the hackneyed subject of the American contest..." which begins: "That the operations of our troops in America have not been so succes... See More
September 2, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 2, 1780 Page 2 has a report from Boston (see photos for full text), as well as other news which includes: "Some accounts from America say that notwithstanding the capture of Charlestown [Charleston] the Carolinas are preparing to send their members to Congress as usual...That General Clinton's detachments have all failed, being unable to atta... See More
January 15, 1864
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, January 15, 1864 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--see the information at the bottom of this listing. Among the front page reports are: "Streight's Last Raid--Attempt to Escape from the Libby--Undermining The Walls", "How Stand... See More
January 16, 1864
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, January 16, 1864 See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. The front page includes: "General Morgan and his Movements" "A Brave Missouri Boy" "Cheering the Trans-Mississippi People" "Brilliant Affair in Fanquier" "Capture of a Yankee Train & Yankees" &qu... See More
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