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NEW YORK HERALD EXTRA, July 22, 1842 This single sheet, "Extra" edition of the famous N.Y. Herald newspaper is printed on the front side only. The text is entirely consumed by reports from Europe with a wide variety of content as seen in the heads near the top of the first column (see).
This heading also ha a nice engraving above which is: "Arrival Of The Steamship Acadia.&qu... See More
HAVERHILL GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Jan. 4, 1799 A very rare title being the volume 1, number 11 issue of a newspaper which only lasted for 58 issues from October 26, 1798 through Nov. 27, 1799.
Four pages, browned, more so at the margins, plus edge tears and irregular at the margins with some minor loss at the blank, bottom margin. The true value of this issue is the ability to add this scar... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 17, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
* Execution of Cook & Coppic
The first column heads include: "The Executions At Charlestown" "Bold But Unsuccessful Attempt of Cook & Coppic to Escape" "Impressive Religious Services in the Prisoners' Cells" "Immense Concours... See More
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Feb. 11, 1862
* Rare Confederate title
* From the deep South
Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a figh... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 23, 1862
* Attack on Cedar Key, Florida
* From the capital of the Confederacy
Half of the front page is taken up with ads while the other half deals primarily with politics, with: "The Norther Congress", "Indiana Democratic State Convention" plus there is also: "Rebel Fortifications at Bowling Green".
Page 2 contai... See More
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1864
* Battle of Mobile Bay - Alabama
* Confederate States Navy vs. David Farragut
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page includes under "The War News" a letter from the "Confederate States Navy" a report from Mobile beginning: "The enem... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, November 26, 1863
* Battle of Lookout Mountain - Braxton Bragg
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page has some advertisements but is dominated by various news reports, including items headed: "The News" "The Courts" "City Intelligence&qu... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Page 3 has a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 5, 1783
* Rare title w/ great masthead
* re. End of the Revolutionary War
* Jewish financier Isaac Franks
Page 2 has a note that there were still serious concerns about possible alliances with England, with: "...the state of Virginia...earnestly recommended to all the good citizens of that commonwealth 'Th... See More
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, December 2, 1776
* Hanging of Nathan Hale - American Revolutionary War
* "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" fame
The front page has an exceedingly significant--albeit brief & inconspicuous--report of an event known by any student of American history. In a letter dated Sept. 23 from New York is: ... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, July 9, 1876
* Custer Massacre - Indians
* George Armstrong Custer
* Battle of Little Bighorn
The top o f the front page has many one column heads on the most significant battle of the Indian War period from after the Civil War, including: "THE CUSTER MASSACRE" "Official Report of the Engagement Which Resulted in so Overwhelming a ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln peace meeting
* William T. Sherman victory march
Among the front page items concerning the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S NEW CAMPAIGN" "His Army on the March for Eight Days" "Charleston, Augusta, Branchville" "Rebel Solicitude & Speculations as to the Campaign" "The Peace Conference" &... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 7, 1865
* General William T. Sherman
* Branchville SC South Carolina
* Final months of the Civil War
Among the many front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S MARCH" "The Movement Upon Branchville" 'Feeble Resistance of the Enemy" "A Movement Upon Char4leston" "General Alarm of The Enemy"... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, March 8, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln's administration settles in
Among the first column heads are several relating to Abraham Lincoln's inauguration: "Interesting Debate on the Inaugural Address" "Messrs. Wigfall & Mason Consider it a Declaration of War" "Mr. Douglas Again in the President's Defence" "The Diplomatic Corps I... See More
LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788
* Benjamin Franklin
* False death report
Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extra... See More
THE WORLD, New York, May 30, 1864
* Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "Everything Said to be Progressing Rapidly & Well" "Lee Abandons Sexton's Junction" "Our Front within Fourteen Miles of Richmond" "The Grand Campaign" "From The West" &... See More
THE WORLD, New York, June 1, 1864
* Battle of Cold Harbor begins
* Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GRAND CAMPAIGN" "Highly Important Dispatches from Gen. Grant" "Seven Miles from Richmond" "Repulse of the Enemy" "They Attempt to turn Grant's Left" "The New Siege of Ric... See More
THE WORLD, New York, June 18, 1864
* Second Battle of Petersburg
* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee
* Gettysburg two week away
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "The Capture of Petersburg Officially Announced" "Retreat of the Rebels Across the Appomattox" "The Whole Army Closing in Around Petersburg" &... See More
THE WORLD, New York, July 21, 1864
* Atlanta campaign
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE CAMPAIGN" "Evacuation Of Atlanta, Ga., By the Rebels" "Important Success of Gen. Sherman" "The War In Missouri" "Guerrillas and Bushwhackers Devastating the Country" "The Late Rebel Invasion" "The Enemy Hastening ... See More
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 4, 1864
* Final Northern invasion
* Post Battle of the Crater
* The dead & wounded removed
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "ANOTHER INVASION" "Rebel Cavalry Again Cross the Potomac" "Martinsburg Occupied In Force" "Strength of Early's Forces" "The Enemy's Intentions" "GEN. ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, May 8, 1864
* Battle of the Wilderness w/ map
* Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant
The ftpg. is dominated by a very nice & quite detailed Civil War map headed: "THE COMBINED MOVEMENTS IN VIRGINIA...". First column heads include: "THE BATTLE" "Important News From Virginia" "A Great Battle Begun on Thursday" "Lee Confront... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 2, 1916
* Louis D. Brandeis takes office
* 1st Jewish Supreme Court justice
The middle of the front page has a one column head: "Brandeis Wins; Vote 47 to 22" "Senate, Divided On Party Lines, Confirms Appointment as Justice." A significant event noting the first Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, being confirmed by the Senate. The ... See More
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, Jan. 21, 1865
* Fort Fisher captured w/ map
* Wilmington NC North Carolina
* Final months of the Civil War
A terrific issue with the front page dominated by a huge & very detailed map headed: "THE CAPTURE OF FORT FISHER - Scene of Admiral Porter's and General Terry's Brilliant Operations on Saturday and Sunday Last".
Plus the first ... See More
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795 We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.
A fine issue of this ti... See More
HAERLEMSE COURANT, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1752
* Rare title
No month or day noted but this is issue #6 for the year of this weekly, so likely early-mid February. A single sheet jammed with news items, so much so that margins are used for text printed vertically on both sides (see).
Measures 8 1/2 by 13 1/3 inches, nice coat-of-arms in the masthead, totally in the Dutch language, minor fo... See More
THE ST. JAMES'S EVENING POST, London, July 19, 1720
* Rare 18th century title
An uncommon title from such an early date. News reports from various corners of Europe including "London". Several advertisements, plus page 3 has a "Postscript" for recently-received news. The back page is entirely blank.
Four pages, 7 3/4 by 9 1/2 inches, a paper flaw in the back le... See More
THE POST-MAN, London, May 14, 1715
* Rare & early 18th century issue
* Nice masthead engravings
Quite similar in format to the 'Post-Boy' which we offer, but a much more scarce title. Two nice engravings in the masthead. The front page has various news items with datelines from Genoa, Brussels, Plymouth and the Hague & elsewhere, while the back page is taken up entirel... See More
THE LONDON EVENING-POST, England, Dec. 18, 1739 An early issue of this rather famous British title. Various news items from Europe, mostly from the United Kingdom. A wealth of ads as well.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archivally rejoined at the spine, 10 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.
THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, March 29, 1666
* Earliest of newspapers to be had
* Update on the great plague (rare)
Front page news from "Spain" includes: "The Queen of Spain in Acknowledgment of the good services and fidelity of the Servants and Family of the Late King....".
From "Venice" is a report stating, in part: "We have very great probability ... See More
* Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas
* The Great Debates of 1858
We find that reports on the now-famous Lincoln Douglas debates are very difficult to find in newspapers outside of Illinois, perhaps not surprising because it was a senate race in Illinois and Lincoln was, at this time, still a relatively unknown figure in American politics. How
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853
* Rare Californian miner print
* Gold Rush
The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another halfpg. shows: "Crossing The Ice, On The Hudson River, At Albany".
But the prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned:... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED CHICAGO NEWS, Illinois, May 22, 1868
* Very rare title
A quite rare title which lasted by just 8 issues. This is volume 1 number 5, formatted much like the more successful Harper's Weekly & obviously an attempt to create its look-alike for the Midwest. But it would fail.
The front page features a print: "The Republican National Convention in Chicago. Scene Outs... See More
* Very early George Washington (age 22)
Among the early reports on the French & Indian War, is a very rare mention of colonel George Washington when he was just 22 years old. The report is a continued one, headed: "Account of Our Affairs in America" and the text includes: "...On the other side the French have this sea... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1826
* Mordecai Manuel Noah
* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River
The prime article is: "Re-assemblage of the Jews" which has a letter somewhat critical of the efforts of Morecai Manuel Noah to create a homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River. This is followed by some responses by Mr. Noah (see).
Also ... See More
* Captain James Cook
* North America map
Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map which accompanies the lengthy article: "Epitome of Lieut. Cooke's Voyage Round the World", showing most of North America, all of South America down to Cape Horn, and even portions of West Africa, Spain, Franc... See More
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 11, 1789
* 18th century America
A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in less than 3 months. Pages 1, 3 & 4 are mostly filled with ads, with news reports on page 2, most of the page taken up with the conclusion of an article: "An Account of the Manners of th... See More
NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 11, 1815
* re. Napoleon's loss at Waterloo
* To be exiled to America ?
Page 2 has a report from Paris: "We presume that the frigates which are to transport Napoleon Bonaparte to the United States of America are waiting at Rochefort..." and a bit more. It was though that was where he was destined, but the British sent him to the island of St. H... See More
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776
* American Revolutionary War
* Great year to have (1776)
* Post Declaration of Independence
Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning... See More
Colonial currency: Pennsylvania, three pence note dated April 10, 1777. A decorative border plus an engraving of the Penna. coat-of-arms along with the text. The reverse has: "To counterfeit is DEATH" along with "Three Pence, Philadelphia, printed by John Dunlap" and the year 1777. John Dunlap was also the printer of the Declaration of Independence. One signature, measure... See More
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, July 29, 1811 The back page has a very nice, black-bordered report of the death of Richard Penn, who was governor of the province of Pennsylvania from 1771-1773.
Four pages, very nice condition.
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1803 The ftpg. has a letter from the people of Plymouth to John Adams inviting him to a celebration of: "...the first landing of our Fore Fathers at this place.", with his response, signed in type: John Adams.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival repair at the spine, good condition.
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 26, 1883
* 3 men lynched - lynchings
* McDade, Bastrop County, Texas
The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "A TRIPLE LYNCHING" A Texas Town Invaded by Masked Men, Who Hang Three Desperadoes" "Friends Seek to Avenge Their Fate--Result, Three More Added to the List of Dead".
Ten pages, very nice condition.... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 3, 1878 The front page has about half a column headed: "Sitting Bull And His Bands" with various subheads including: "Reported Disposition of the Wily Savage to Make Peace--Letters Received by Gen. Miles from Fort Keogh..." and more.
Ten pages, a few minor margin tears, evenly toned, good condition but should be handled carefully.
THE IMPARTIAL PROTESTANT MERCURY, London, England, Feb. 7, 1681/2 (year is dependent upon which calendar was used at the time) This single-sheet newspaper is a fascinating paper published during this time of struggle between Catholics and Protestants in government.
Measures 7 by 11 1/2 inches, very ice condition.
THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, April 29, 1783
* Robert Morris to resign
* U.S. Superintendent of Finance
The front page has a nice report from "America" concerning the resignation of the famed patriot Robert Morris from the position of Superintendent of Finance for the fledgling federal government. Included is a letter from him in which he says he will resign on May 1 (se... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1824 The back page has: "Texas" which is a letter from Stephen Austin stating that: "The government of this nation has finally settled down into the federal republican system & the outlines of the constitution are copied from the United States, with the single exception of an exclusive religion in favor of the Roman Catholic.... See More
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 28, 1799
* President George Washington's death
* Historic 1st report (rare)
The front page begins with a nice letter from "The Senate...To the President of the United States" noting that they wish: "...to express to you their deep regret for the loss their country sustains in the death of General George Washington..." with much mor... See More