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February 25, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, February 25, 1826
Featured in this issue is a table showing the Federal Government paid to each state for the purchase land since 1776. Related text is included, one signed in block type" John Quincy Adams.
News of the day from through both the United States and the world is found throughout.
Complete in 16 pages, slight foxing, overall ni... See More
January 5, 1933
LOS ANGELES HERALD EXPRESS--EXTRA, Jan. 5, 1933 Although this is the front leaf only, that's all that is needed for this great display item. Features is a screaming headline: "CALVIN COOLIDGE DIES" in huge letters, with a large photo of him, headed: "Dies In Sleep". Various subheads as well.
Just the front leaf only. Nice condition.
September 8, 1943
DAILY NEWS--WAR EXTRA, Los Angeles, Sept. 8, 1943 A very displayable issue with this great front page: "Eisenhower announces---ALL ITALY IN SURRENDER ! " and: "Military Armistice In Effect". A very displayable issue.
A tabloid-size newspaper, present are 12 of the 40 pages, good condition.
April 1, 1968
HERALD EXAMINER, Los Angeles, April 1, 1968 The front page has a bold banner headline: "LBJ WON'T RUN" with subheads and a photo of Lyndon B. Johnson, captioned: "Announcement Drops A Political Bombshell. President Johnson, shown last night, takes self out of race."
Complete first section only with all 20 page, very nice, clean condition.... See More
November 22, 1669
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 22, 1669
* Among the earliest of English language newspapers
The front page has a report from Constantinople noting: "The Jews of this place are much afflicted for the loss of their brethren and goods taken by the Barbary corsairs, and despair of reparation, being since informed that the ship was foundred [sic] in the sea and perished with all its... See More
April 20, 1867
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 20, 1867
* Kit Carson - frontiersman
In 33 years of selling rare newspapers I recall only seeing one image of Kit Carson in a newspaper, and this is it. See the photos for the nice front page image captioned: "Kit Carson, the Celebrated Explored & Indian Agent...". On an inside page is an article on him headed: &qu... See More
March 15, 1962
NEW YORK TIMES March 15, 1962
* Wilt Chamberlain - Philadelphia Warriors
* Season scoring record set (last game of season)
* National Basketball Association - NBA
The sports section (page 42) has a one column heading: "Warrior's Triumph Over Packer Five; Wilt Exceeds 4,000" with game summary. He bagan the game with 3,997 points.
Chamberlain still holds the season... See More
April 11, 1968
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, April 11, 1968 As most might be aware "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into the public discourse a tradition it maintained throughout its 60+ year history.
This issue has many pages and articles co... See More
September 23, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 23, 1864
* Battle of Fisher's Hill ends in victory
* Strasburg, Shenandoah co., Virginia
* General Philip H. Sheridan
Front page column heads include: "THE SHENANDOAH" "Pursuit of Early up the Valley" "Rebels Make a Stand Beyond Strasburgh" "They Hold An Entrenched Hill" "The Army Of the Potomac" "The Ne... See More
September 29, 1936
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, September 29, 1936
* Black Legion - American terrorists convictions
* Charles Poole murder - lynching
* Works Progress Administration organizer
* Best title to be had ? - rare as such
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "Seven Cult Killers Draw Life Terms for Poole Murder" with subheads. (see) First report coverage continues inside ... See More
May 12, 1701
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A part of very significant issues which are best kept together, dated May 12 and May 26, 1701. Sold individually for a combined total of $21,250, we offer a special price for the pair:
May 12, 1701 One of the best issues of all of this title we have offered, as page 2 contains a report on the trial & sentence of the pirate Captain Kidd.
Datelined May 10, ... See More
July 16, 1970
THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, July 16, 1970
Page 39 has a full page advertisement for the "Strawberry Fields" music festival (Canada) which was going to be held the following month, along with another ad for the Powder Ridge Festival. Also present are large ads for albums and/or concerts for Eric Clapton, Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, and more.
Provenance: This... See More
February 7, 1891
THE CLEVELAND GAZETTE, Ohio, Feb. 7, 1891 A rare & rather early newspaper for the African-American citizens of the Cleveland area. Page 2 notes: "The Cleveland Gazette is the oldest, & has the largest bona fide circulation of any newspaper in the interest of the Colored People, published in the state of Ohio...".
Not surprisingly most of the content is focused on African-America... See More
September 12, 1768
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Sept. 12, 1768 The ftpg. has an article concerning the Indians in the New Orleans vicinity. Page 2 has a report from Boston headed "America" concerning ships "...hovering round Castle William as if there was the greatest danger of its being attacked at a time of profound peace." and then other reports from Philadelphia and New York, the lat... See More
September 16, 1837
NILE'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington D.C., Sept. 16, 1837 On the third page under "Use Of Bowie Knives" is the text of an "act" passed by the legislature of Alabama. The first section of the act states that: "...if any person carrying any knife or weapon, known as Bowie knives...on a sudden recounter, shall cut or stab another with such knife, by reason of which ... See More
December 25, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 25, 1886
* Caricaturist Thomas Nast
* Christmas - Santa Claus
Thomas Nast is credited with creating the modern version of Santa Claus, as well as being a well-known political cartoonist. The entire front page is a print by Nast captioned: " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas..." which includes a partial scene of Santa Claus in a framed p... See More
December 8, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 8, 1900 The color cover has a very displayable print showing the Wise Men on camels and noting this is the: "Christmas Number 1900".
Inside has some Christmas-themed prints including: "The Santa Claus of the Sea" "The Christmas Possum" which is by A.B. Frost; "Making Toys for the Christmas Trade" which is ... See More
January 1, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 1, 1876
* Santa Claus - Christmas
* Thomas Nast print
Although there are several Christmas-themed print, perhaps the best is the large doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast (considered the creator of the modern version of Santa Claus) captioned: "The Watch On Christmas Eve" showing two children sitting in anticipation, by ... See More
March 10, 1930
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, March 10, 1930 The front page has a one column heading: "Ruth Puts His Name On The Dotted Line" which begins: "Babe Ruth today signed a contract to play with the N.Y. Yankees for two more years at an annual stipend of $80,000..." with more.
The front page has 3 3 column headline on the death of President William Taft: "NATION MO... See More
February 1, 1968
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Feb. 1, 1968 Beginning on the front page is a review of Bob Dylan's recently released album "John Wesley Harding", the article titled: "Dylan: Nothing Is Revealed".
The author Richard Goldstein takes a very extensive look at the music of Dylan with the review, and in particular the works in this new album, carrying over to take most of a ... See More
May 18, 1948
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, May 18, 1948 The front page has a two column head: "Jews Say Acre Surrenders, 500 Arab Troops Drown" with notable text that includes: "Russia recognized Israel...".
History would show Russia to be the first major power to formally recognize Israeli statehood.
Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.
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November 12, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 12, 1794 The front page features a report from France on the introduction of "James Monroe" as the ambassador to that country, with his lengthy address to the French National Convention. Page 2 has: "The Mineral Waters of Saratoga in the State of New York" which takes over a full column.
Four pages, very nice condition.
January 11, 1941
THE GAZETTE, Cleveland, Ohio, July 3, 1941 Rather rare that we receive issues of newspapers published for the African-American community in the Cleveland vicinity. Near the top of page 2 is: "The Gazette is the oldest, and has the largest bona fide circulation, double that of any newspaper i the interest of Afro-Americans, published in the state of Ohio...".
As would be expected, ... See More
June 11, 1859
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 11, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
The front page has illustration of: "Victor Emmanuel, King of Sardinia" and a nice print: "View Of A Fleet of United States Men-of-War".
Prints inside include: "Sheep Shearing in Australia" "Transport of Wool From the Blue Mountains, Australia" and two... See More
December 7, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 7, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
* Just after Brown's execution
Page 3 has over 3 columns of text headed: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" with subheads: "The Fugitives--Cook and Virginia In Kansas" "Further Testimony--Letter from C.P. Tidd" "John Brown and G. W. Brown&q... See More
June 8, 1893
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, June 8, 1893
* Lizzie Borden murder trial
Beginning on the front page & concluding on page 2 is lengthy (over 2 columns) & detailed reporting on the notable Lizzie Borden murder trial, with column heads: "DR. BOWEN'S DENIAL" "Never Said Mrs. Borden Died of Fright" "Gave Lizzie Morphine Repeatedly" "The Drug Liabl... See More
December 12, 1863
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Dec. 12, 1863
* Abraham Lincoln proclamation
* Uncommon military title
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.
Among the many reports are those headed: "Report of the Secretary of the Navy" taking over 3 pages; "Report of t... See More
May 28, 1864
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, May 28, 1864
* General Robert E. Lee's army
Obviously a military-themed publication so a nice issue for Civil War content. The entire ftpg. is: "The Campaign In Virginia" carrying over to take all of page 2 as well. Also within the issue are; "General Butler's Operations" "Generals Lee and Heth Congratulate Their Troop... See More
August 22, 1768
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Aug. 22, 1768
* Pre Revolutionary War America
Page 3 has a report: "...from New York...that the inhabitants of that province and Pennsylvania are so far from joining the New-Englanders that they loudly condemn the late seditious conduct of the Bostonians; as do several other provinces.".
Four pages, handsome masthead, very nice condition.... See More
Item #662918TRANS-CONTINENTAL -- a complete reprint collection of all 12 issues of this fascinating newspaper.
The newspaper titled "Trans-Continental" was a stroke of historical genius in the mind of its editor, W. R. Steele. On May 24, 1870 over 130 passengers boarded a beautiful eight car Pullman train built under special orders of George M. Pullman specifically for this trip, the first chartere... See More
June 2, 1797
PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 2, 1797 This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.
Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More
February 21, 1693
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 21, 1693 This was a fine gentlemen's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format.
The back page has an advertisement for the 2nd edition of a book: "The late TRYALS of Several WITCHES ... See More
April 5, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 5, 1865 Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with celebratory heads on the collapse of the Confederacy, and the end of the Civil War. Among them are: "THE END" "Our Details of the Decisive Contest of Sunday" "What Grant Has Accomplished" "The Destruction of Lee's Army" "25,000 Rebels Taken Prisoners&quo... See More
April 19, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 19, 1865 Over half of the first column is taken up with some nice heads concerning the funereal of Abraham Lincoln, including: "SADNESS" "Preparation for the Funeral of The Martyred President" "An Imposing & Solemn Ceremony" "The Body Lying In State" "The Whole Country In Mourning" "The Conspirators Tracked&quo... See More
May 25, 1864
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 25, 1864
* Samuel Medary arrested
* "The Crisis" editor
A significant issue as page 4 has a notice: "To Our Subscribers" which comments on the arrest of Samuel Medary, this newspaper's editor & publisher, noting in part: "...about our being arrested on last Friday by Deputies U.S. Marshals Sands and Wheeler for conspira... See More
January 5, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 5, 1861 The full front page is drawn by Winslow Homer & has: 'The Georgia Delegation in Congress' showing 10 men. Also done by Winslow Homer is the doublepage centerfold: "Seeing the Old Year Out".
Also in this issue is: "New Year's Eve in the Country" plus there is a serialized portion of "Great Expectations"... See More
January 2, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1858 The front page features a full page print: "New Year's Visiting in New York". Two other nice full page prints inside: "The Birth of the New Year' and 'A Happy New Year!" and an article "The Life of American Students at Heidelberg" features several small illustrations.
Interesting article with two illust... See More
April 18, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, April 18, 1862
* Fredericksburg Virginia Va
* New Orleans Louisiana La
* Mt. Jackson captured
Certainly the prime feature of this issue are the two Civil War maps, one on the front page headed: "THE APPROACH TO FREDERICKSBURG".
Among the many front page one column heads on the war are: "Expedition Up The Rappahannock", "The Rebels Dr... See More
April 22, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 22, 1862
* Battle of Lee's Mill
* Siege of Yorktown, Virginia
* American Civil War map
The front page has a nice Civil War map headed: "The Battle at Lee's Mills, Virginia" with much detail.
The front page also has much reporting headed: "The Siege of Yorktown" plus other war-related reports as well, including "The Fight Near ... See More
May 3, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 3, 1862
* Siege of Yorktown - Virginia
* Fall of New Orleans - Louisiana
* Battle of Fort Macon w/ map
The front page is dominated by a nice map headed: "SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA".
A wealth of ftpg. column heads on the Civil War include: "The Capture of Fort Macon" "Official Report" "The Fight Above Elizabeth City" "... See More
May 16, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 16, 1862
* Battle of Williamsburg
* Virginia Civil War map
The front page is dominated by a rather large & detailed map headed: "The Seat Of War In Eastern Virginia".
Among the front page one column war-related heads are: "The Advance Into Virginia" "Position of McClellan's Army" 'Affairs At Norfolk" "The Battl... See More
June 2, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 2, 1862
* Battle of Seven Pines - Fair Oaks
The feature of this issue is the nice front page map headed: "THE BATTLE BEFORE RICHMOND" which shows the vicinity.
Also many front page one column Civil War heads including: "Great Battle on the Chickahominy" "Our Advance Attacked By the Rebels" "The Enemy Repulsed Everywhere" &... See More
June 7, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 7, 1862
* First Battle of Memphis - Tennesse
* Detailed street Civil War map
The front page is dominated by a huge map headed: "THE CITY OF MEMPHIS" which consumes three-quarters of the page. The map is quite detailed with streets labeled.
Among ftpg. column heads on the Civil War: "Fort Pillow Evacuated" "Fort Randolph Deserted&... See More
November 12, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 12, 1862
* Nice Civil War ftpg. Kentucky map
* Frankfort - Perryville - Louisviile
The prime feature of this issue is the large front page Civil War map headed: "The Campaign In Kentucky".
There are related front page. one column heads including: "The War In The South-West", "The End of Major Gen. Don Carlos Buell's Career", &... See More
July 18, 1941
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, a trio of issues for May 16, July 17 and 18, 1941
* Joe DiMaggio's famous hitting streak
* It begins - breaks record - and ending
* New York Yankees - MLB baseball
The sports page of May 16 has a report on the game with the Chicago White Sox, noting a 13-1 defeat, but also including the box score which shows Joe DiMaggio had a hit. Also a neat subhe... See More
November 19, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 19, 1863
* Ceremony at the Gettysburg battlefield
* Abraham Lincoln's starts journey
This was the day Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. It can be interesting to read what others were reading when something exceedingly historic was in the process of happening.
And this issue has a neat item relating to Gettysburg, with a ftpg. subhead: "The C... See More
June 2, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 2, 1864
* General William T. Sherman
* Confederate states map
* Atlanta GA Georgia
Three-quarters of the front page is taken up with a huge and very detailed Civil War map, with a banner heading: "THE WAR IN GEORGIA--GEN. SHERMAN'S APPROACH TO ATLANTA".
There are also one column heads including: "Sherman's Progress" "Joe Johnst... See More
August 17, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 17, 1864
* Siege of Petersburg w/ map
* Battle of Mobile Bay - Alabama
Over half of the front page is taken up with a very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE COUNTRY BETWEEN RICHMOND AND PETERSBURG". Among the various ftpg. column heads on the war are: "From Grant's Army" "A Grand Strategic Movement" "The Victory At Mobile... See More
September 5, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 5, 1864
* The Fall of Atlanta, Georgia
* General William T. Sherman
Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "THE CAPTURE OF ATLANTA" "Sherman's Official Account' "He Breaks Up the West Point Road" "Hood Attempts to Hold Jonesboro" "Our Army Divide the Rebel Army" "The Battle At Jonesboro"... See More
November 11, 1865
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1865
* Execution of Captain Henry Wirz
* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia
Column heads on the ftpg: "Execution Of Henry Wirz" "How the Condemned Met His Death" "Review of His Life and Character" "Singular Statement" "A Scheme to Take Poison" "The Charges and Specifications" "Efforts of ... See More
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