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December 3, 1888
BOSTSON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Dec. 3, 1888
* President Grover Cleveland
* State of the Union Address
the front page has a nice stack of column headlines: "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" "Unjust & Useless Taxation" "Suspension of Silver Coinage Recommended" "Our Foreign Relations" "he Pacific Railroads" "Our Indian Wards"... See More
Item #657561THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 12, 1767 (currently spelled Gloucester) The ftpg. has a report headed: "America" with a dateline of "Annapolis, in Maryland, July 29" concerning an outbreak of: "...that horrid contagious distemper, commonly called the gaol [jail] fever...A casual visit...from one of the felons some time since imported in a convict ship comm... See More
July 18, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1848 This newspaper contains on page 3 reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of a vote to suspend the rules concerning a resolution to allow a postal route bill to be disposed of, listing all those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Within the "Yea" list is "Lincoln" (s... See More
July 14, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 14, 1849
* Death of Dolley Madison
* First Lady of the United States
* Best title to be had - rare as such
The top of page 3 has a black-bordered report noting: "It is with saddened hearts that we announce to our readers the decease of Mrs. Madison, Widow of James Madison, Ex-President of the United States..." with partic... See More
August 16, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 16, 1849
* Settling cities in California
* Gold rush miners era
A terrific issue on the early towns of California, as page 2 has: "New Towns In California" which takes half a column. It is prefaced: "...gives a long account of new cities which have been laid out in that country...within a few months. We abridge the a... See More
August 17, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 1847
* Samuel Brannan - American Settler
* Mormons settling along San Joaquin River
Page 3 has one-third of a column headed: "The Mormons" which is a very interesting report on the news of the Mormons in settling in the West. Mention of several being excommunicated, and that some had: "...commenced a settlement on... See More
October 16, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 16, 1847 Page 3 has an article: "Adjourned Meeting for the Relief of the Distressed Mormons" mentioning: "...adopt measures for raising...some relief for the large body of emigrating Mormons--men, women, and children--now in the wilderness of Iowa in a destitute & suffering condition...".
The top of page 3 also has... See More
December 11, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. A set of five issues containing all five parts of the editorial on the: "President's Message" with considerably commentary on the Mexican War.
Dates are December 11, 14, 18, 24 & 27. All issues are complete in 4 pages and in nice condition.
March 5, 1833
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1833
* President Andrew "Andy" Jackson
* Second inauguration - inaugural address
* Best title to be had - rare as such
Page 3 begins with a report of Jackson's inaugural noting in part: "Yesterday, March the Fourth...Andrew Jackson...elected President of the U.S. for four years ensuing...repaired to the Representat... See More
June 27, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 27, 1812
* War of 1812 declaration by United States
* James Madison proclamation
* Historic report
This issue has one of the best presentations on the declaration of war against Great Britain, beginning the War of 1812.
Most of the first column of the front page is a somewhat decorative "Proclamation" headed with an engraving of ... See More
November 13, 1933
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 13, 1933 The banner headline tells the story: "NAZI VOTES SWEEP GERMANY' with a one column head: "Nation Stands Behind Hitler Foreign Policy" "Storm Troops Round Up Electorate".
The article begins: "The most overwhelming election victory in the history of Germany went to the Austrian-born Adolf Hitler yesterday when...96% of the ... See More
March 24, 1933
THE COLDWATER DAILY REPORTER, Michigan, March 24, 1933 The ftpg. has a one column head: "Hitler Copes With Threats Of Jew Boycott". The text includes in part: "The Hitler government, confirmed as an absolute dictatorship for four years...problems of answering atrocity reports abroad & meeting threats of an economic boycott by Jewish business men in foreign lands. Chancello... See More
January 5, 1933
THE COLDWATER DAILY REPORTER, Michigan, Jan. 5, 1933
* President Calvin Coolidge death (1st report)
* 30th president of the United States of America
The banner headline above the masthead announces: "CALVIN COOLIDGE DIES" with another headline: "Ex-President Found Dead Shortly After Noon" with more, including a photo of him.
Complete in 6 pages, binding slits at the bla... See More
August 7, 1833
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 1832 The front page has: "Examination of M.M. Noah" being Mordecai Manuel Noah, the first American born Jew to reach national prominence. This unusual article concerns questioning about his disembarking a boat at Somerset, Mass.
Page 2 has: "Naval--Official" being a list of "notices" of various assignments... See More
December 10, 1833
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 1833 Most of page 2 is taken up with: "Message of the President Of the United States, Returning the Land Bill" signed at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. This was Jackson's Land Bill Veto Message to Congress, vetoed for reason state in the prefatory paragraph of the lengthy text.
Half of the back page is taken up with the: &quo... See More
March 21, 1942
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, March 21, 1942
* General Douglas MacArthur
* "I Shall Return" quote as 1st reported
* World War II Philippines
One of the front page headlines reads: "Australia Gives MacArthur Wild Welcome" after his departure from the Philippines, with the first column head: "General Vows To Do His Best; Throng Cheers"
The report is from an inte... See More
December 2, 1778
THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE--Supplement for 1778 This supplemental issue was issued at the end of the year. There is nice reporting on discussions in the House of Commons on Clinton's Manifesto & Proclamation, which was England's last offer for a reconciliation. It includes: "...the part of the Proclamation which gave such an alarm, to be nothing more than a warning to t... See More
August 6, 1934
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 6, 1934 Just a terrific banner headline which gives evidence of the devious & manipulative mind of Adolf Hitler: " 'WAR MEANS RUIN'--HITLER". The last column heads: "Declares 1918 Was A Lesson To Germany" "Will Fight Only If Attacked, He Says".
In hindsight these headlines and the text seem incredible. Portions of the rep... See More
August 3, 1934
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, August 3, 1934 The bold, banner headline announces: "HITLER SUPREME IN GERMANY" with the last column heads: "Picks Himself As Successor To Hindenburg" "Nation Is Asked to Vote on His Action."
The text begins: " 'The president is dead! Long live the president!' best describes the way in which Germany mourns the death of Presid... See More
October 12, 1871
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 12, 1871
* The Great Chicago Fire disaster
* Brigham Young arrested for Polygamy
Page 5 begins with over a half column of heads on the Chicago Fire including: "CHICAGO" "Solacing the Afterpangs of the Sufferers by the Fire" "Ninety Bodies Already Found in the Ruins" "Martial Law In Chicago" "Exodus of Those Who Have Fr... See More
February 14, 1929
QUINCY EVENING NEWS, Massachusetts, Feb. 14, 1929
* St. Valentine's Day Massacre
* George 'Bugs' Moran & Al Capone
* A very early, same day report
An unusual same-day report on the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre appears on page 2. Given it being a very early report (most were in newspapers on the 15th) it is rather brief, with a one column head: "6 Ar... See More
June 18, 1708
THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is June 18, 1708.
* Uncommon Title
* Short-lived newspaper
This newspaper existed for less than 4 years. Readers were invi... See More
February 14, 1723
THE TRUE BRITON, London, Feb. 14, 1723-4
* Early 18th century
The double date is due to the use of both the Julian & Gregorian calendars at the time. A quite uncommon single sheet newspaper which has comparatively large lettering in the masthead. Rather than present news reports, this newspaper is almost entirely editorial with much on politics. The back page includes "A... See More
January 31, 1939
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, January 31, 1939 The first column on the front page is headed: "HITLER ITS AT U.S. AS HE BIDS FOR COLONIES" and "Promises to Support Italy in War". The text begins: "Adolf Hitler tonight told the United States to mind its own business and refused to permit 'any American intervention in German affairs'..." with more.
But the more h... See More
March 18, 1930
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, March 18, 1930
* Al 'Scarface' Capone released from prison
* Chicago beer baron - gangster boss
* Best title to be had (very rare as such)
The front page has a great banner headline: "CAPONE SPEEDS FOR CHICAGO" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Photo of Capone is on the back page. First report coverage on Al Capone's release from pris... See More
January 26, 1861
NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Jan. 26, 1861 A very rare issue as the front page has a terrific print captioned: "Annual Sale and Hiring of Slaves at Montgomery, Ala." accompanied with an article of the same heading.
Only rarely were slave auction prints put in newspapers of the day, and this is great in that it is on the front page. Compounding the rarity is this being an uncommon ti... See More
Item #656525THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756
* Great & quite large map of Europe
* Oswego - French & Indian War
* Judaica - Jewish content
The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART of EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, a... See More
December 30, 1803
CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Dec. 30, 1803
* Very rare & early Southern title
A volume I issue (number 301) of this famous title. Taking much of pg. 2 is a chart: "The Charleston Price Current" as well as charts for "Premiums Of Insurance" the "Price Of Stocks" and the "Course Of Exchange". Also a pg. 3 ad headed: "Public Auction&... See More
March 1, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 1, 1856
* Andrew Jackson statue unveiling
* Jackson Square, New Orleans
* Battle of New Orleans equestrian hero
Ftpg. shows: "Inauguration of the Jackson Statue, New Orleans--Procession Passing Into Jackson Square, Opposite the Old Cathedral".
Prints inside include: "View of Malta & Fortifications..." &quo... See More
Item #656184HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1898
* Mark Twain
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
The most significant article is: "Stirring Times In Austria" is by Mark Twain, taking over 9 pages and includes several illustrations (see).
At this time Austria was involved in an uproar with riots over political issues, at a time when Mark Twain was there. Previously thought to havin... See More
May 7, 1937
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, May 7, 1937
* Hindenburg airship disaster
* Lakehurst NJ New Jersey
* Photos for display
This is one of the best Hindenburg disaster issues we have offered.
See the many photos for not only the very dramatic front page but the two pages of photos inside. The three line banner headline announces: "Hindenburg, World's Largest Zeppelin, Completely Dest... See More
December 13, 1868
NEW-YORK TIMES, December 13, 1868
* Reno Gang brothers lynchings
* Train robbers - outlaws
On the front page under "Lynch Law" is a report: "Three More of the Indiana Express Mob Hung by the Regulators". Report states that members of the Vigilance Committee from Seymour arrived at New-Albany (Ind.) overpowered the jailer at the Floyd County Jail and "...the w... See More
April 17, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, April 17, 1862
* President Lincoln emancipates the slaves in Washington, D.C.
* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee
The most noteworthy content is found on page 10: "Important Message of the President to Congress" "Approval of the Bill Abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia" "The Names & Antecedents of the Emancipation Commis... See More
August 13, 1852
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, August 13, 1852
* Extremely rare title
We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who ... See More
September 30, 1863
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 30, 1863
* Rare John Wilkes Booth performance review & ad
It's always great to find news or advertisement tidbits about historic figures long before their names would draw national or international attention. Here is a great example.
Near the top of the front page is an intriguing advertisement for the play "Hamlet' at the Howard Anthena... See More
July 29, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1783 Page 4 has a report: "...from Lisbon says, that a treaty of commerce and amity is near being concluded on between that Court & the United States of America, which has given great joy to the people in general there, and look upon it a a very happy event as they expect great advantages will arise by trading with the Americans."
... See More
April 27, 1878
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 27, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Most of a column on page 11 is taken up with: "The Phonograph" "Edison Explains His Invention to the Washington Academy of Science". Subheads include: "Mr. Thomas A. Edison" "Edison In Person" "What the Phonograph is Like" which is very ... See More
October 2, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1830 Among the articles within are: "Negro Cloths", a letter signed in type: Andrew Jackson declining an offer to attend a public dinner in Knoxville; "Virginia Gold" "Origin of the Slave Trade"; a letter to John Adams concerning "Anticipated Revolutions" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, datelines "M... See More
August 15, 1775
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 15, 1775
* Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms
* Second Continental Congress resolution
* re. American Revolutionary War
An inside page has a letter which makes reference to Ben Franklin and the American situation, including: "...but whether Mr.Burke may deserve chastisement or not should Dr. Franklin & the Americans be scourged o... See More
November 26, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782 Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston. Page 6 includes: "In the Treaty of Peace now carrying on between Gr... See More
July 1, 1713
THE EXAMINER, London, 1713 This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.
January 29, 1666
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22
* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had
This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself fr... See More
Item #605485THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1780
* West Florida surrendered to Spanish
* Revolutionary War from the enemy
The issue begins with 5 pages of the "Summary of the Debates in Parliament" which includes some discussion of the American situation, one bit noting: "...could see no difference in point of turpitude between an endeavour to detach France from Americ... See More
July 16, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 16, 1859 The front page of features a half page: "Scene on the Morning After the late Terrible Accident on the Michigan Southern Railroad" and a 1/4 page illustration "Marshal Macmahon". Inside includes a full page: "The War in Italy - the Emperor Napoleon at the Battle of Magenta" and a very dramatic doublepage centerfold: &q... See More
April 26, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 26, 1862 The full front page is a print of: "Major-General Halleck in the Field, April, 1862". Inside prints include a full page: "Big Bethel & Its Fortifications Occupied by Our Troops..." and a full page: "The First Day's Fighting At Yorktown..."; one-third page with 2 view of: "The Stevens Iron Steam Gunboat &... See More
September 3, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 3, 1864 The full front page is taken up with a print: "Gen. Sherman's Campaign--Council of War Held at Gen. Wood's Headquarters".
Certainly the best print in this issue is also one of the more famous by Thomas Nast. This print (see) shows a triumphant Confederate soldier shaking hands with a peg-legged Union veteran as what appears ... See More
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