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October 16, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Oct. 16, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States. The front page contain various war-related and other events, including items headed: "From Northern Virginia" "The Yankees In Eastern Virginia" "The Virginia Legislature" "Lincoln to Hold Over For Another Term" "The Truth Plainly Told"... See More
August 21, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 21, 1862 A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, filled with the latest war news as all battle reports found their way to Richmond, and the awaiting press. The front page has much on "McClellan's Movements" (partially obscured by dirtiness: see), and also has: "From the Rapidan" "Narrow Escape" "... See More
February 19, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 19, 1863 A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, the city to which all war-related news would flow. The front page includes: "The Position Of Kentucky" "Resolutions of the Kentucky Legislature--Arrangement of the Federal Administration--Her Regulation In Congress Called Upon To Oppose Any Further Aid In Prosecution of ... See More
Item #643857THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1779 A very special feature of this issue is the foldout map titled: "A Chart Of Delaware Bay and River..." showing as far north as Philadelphia (see). This map measures 8 by 10 1/4 inches & is in very nice condition.
The first five pages have a summary of debates in Parliament, which include much discussion of the Revolutiona... See More
Item #643856THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, December, 1695 This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, an... See More
October 18, 1989
THE PENINSULA TIMES TRIBUNE, Palo Alto, California, Oct. 18, 1989 The dramatic headline appears at the very top, above the title: "KILLER QUAKE" with two large color photos and another headline: "Death Toll Put at 271". More photos and text inside.
Great to have this report from a city very close to the disaster.
Complete in 46 pages with all 6 sections, just a bit of f... See More
April 5, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 5, 1856 The key print would be the one-third page showing: "Arrest by the U.S. Authorities of the Suspected Slaver Falmouth, In New York Bay" & another print: "U.S. Marines Conveying the Crew of the Falmouth to Prison...",which appear on the bkpg. There is a related article as well.
Many other prints in this issue as we... See More
May 28, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789 Page 7 has a brief item from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from the Colony, they saw no reason for abandoning it."
Considerable discus... See More
October 1, 1862
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, October, 1862 This issue begins with a 15 page article: "The Pioneers Of Kentucky" which includes 8 illustrations, many showing Indians. One is of: "Boone at the Blue Licks" which shows Daniel Boone leading a charge, with text on the Battle of the Blue Licks with mention of Daniel Boone (see).
Near the back are the: "Curr... See More
May 2, 1794
Interesting French criminal broadside announcing the acquittal of a trial against Etienne Michaud. Headed in large type at the top (translated): JUDGMENT OF THE CRIMINAL COURT of the Department of Rhone, Who Declares Etienne Michaud Acquitted of The Charge Against Him." followed by details of the result of the trial.
There is a "dateline" at the middle; "Du 17 Floreal, l... See More
December 25, 1893
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Dec. 25, 1893 The top of the ftpg. has nice column heads on a train robbery: "TRAIN ROBBERS RAMPANT" "One of the Missouri Pacific Trains Held Up in Indian Territory" "No Resistance Was Offered to Them" "Passengers and Crew Taken by Surprise & the Desperadoes Have an Easy Time--A California Gang Makes a Big Haul".
Eig... See More
December 13, 1800
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 13, 1800 Page 2 has the election returns showing that Thomas Jefferson won the Presidential election over Pinckney, which includes a chart by state and various text (see). A paragraph begins: "It is a blessing to have a Federal President; but it is an evil of great magnitude to have an antifederal Vice President..." with more. Another item on pg. 2 ... See More
Item #643699THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1790 The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page.
At the back is: "The Gazette" which has the latest news reports of the day, included is a report headed "Dr. Franklin" concerning the news of Franklin's death in France, with a report headed: "National Ass... See More
February 17, 1808
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 1808 The entire first column is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by: Th. Jefferson. The first is "An Act Making Appropriations for the Support o the Navy of the United States during the year 1808." The bkpg. is mostly taken up with two more Acts, again each signed by Jefferson. One is "An Act to Erect a ... See More
January 18, 1934
THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Texas, Jan. 18, 1934 One of the more notable events in the infamous career of Bonnie & Clyde was the daring prison break at the Eastham State Prison in Texas. The front page has a two column headline: "Barrow Trail Leads to Neches River Bottoms As Search Is Narrowed" Interesting coverage continues inside. Rarely reported in period newspapers prior to t... See More
November 16, 1893
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Nov. 16, 1893 The top of the front page has a nice account headed: "TRAIN ROBBERS CAPTURED" "One of Them Proves to Have Been a Girl in Men's Clothes" "Illinois Bandits Landed In Jail" "Three Men Who Held Up the Evansville Express & Shot the Brakeman Are Safely Behind Bars at Lincoln, Ill." The articles takes three... See More
October 31, 1853
DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Ohio, October 31, 1853 Page 2 has a: "PROCLAMATION" for day of thanksgiving and prayer by William Medill, Governor of Ohio. It was to have been celebrated the 4th Thursday of November, the traditional Thanksgiving Day that would be formalized by Pres. Lincoln ten years later.
Four pages, a little spine wear, otherwise nice.
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Item #643096THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, March, 1766 Although formatted much like the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" this is a much more scarce title. Near the beginning are several pages headed "Abstracts of Acts of Parliament" and certainly the most significant of them is: "An Abstract of the Act...to Repeal an Act Made in the Last Session of Parliament, en... See More
October 23, 1717
THE DAILY COURANT, London, Oct. 23, 1717 This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such, having begun in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with over half of the back page taken up with advertisements.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 7 by 13 3/... See More
October 17, 1734
THE FREE BRITON, London, Oct. 17, 1734 We rarely find issues of this title which lasted for less than six years. The entire issue is taken up with: "A Parallel Between the Libels on the Present Times, and those of Queen Elizabeth's Reign; drawn from the Lord Bacon's indication of the Lord Burleigh.".
Complete as a single sheet issue, very decorative first letter on the fro... See More
February 27, 1695
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 27, 1695 Beginning on the ftpg. & concluding on the bkpg. is: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION" which reports: "...the persons...have with divers other wicked & traitorous persons entered into a horrid & detestable conspiracy to assassinate and murder His Majesty's sacred person; for which cause several warrants for High Treason ha... See More
February 28, 1777
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Feb. 28, 1777 Inside has: "Advices From America" has very nice content, beginning: "Many thousands from the province of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & Penna. have already come in & claimed the benefit of the late proclamation for his Majesty's free pardon...The congress have put a public affront on Mr. Washington by st... See More
August 6, 1962
LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, August 6, 1962 See the photo for the terrific front page report, with the two line banner headline: "MARILYN MONROE FOUND DEAD" and also: "Sleeping Pill Overdose Blamed". The front page also features a photo of her. Related subheads include: "Unclad Body of Star Discovered on Bed; Empty Bottle Near" and: "Sad Child, Unhappy St... See More
November 7, 1801
THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1801 Inside has a report on the First Barbary War, including: "...received a letter...mentioning the capture of a Tripolitan corsair of 20 guns by Capt. Sterret of the United States' schooner Enterprise, of 14 guns. The action, which continued for two hours, was fought off Malta. Upwards of 30 of the pirate were slain & many wounded. The Ame... See More
May 7, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853 Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).
Various illustrations within including a small one of the: "Exterior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clint... See More
March 15, 1856
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 15, 1856 Taking most of the front page is a nice patriotically embellished portrait of the: "American Candidates For President And Vice-President", being "Millard Fillmore Of New York" for President, and "Andrew Jackson Donelson, Of Tennessee" for Vice-President. Page 2 includes a brief textual sketch of "Mill... See More
May 7, 1915
THE VINCENNES SUN, Indiana, May 7, 1915 This is one of the nicer first reports of the Lusitania disaster we have been able to offer in a few years. A nice two-line, banner headline announces the tragedy: "GERMAN SUBMARINE SINKS CUNARD LINER LUSITANIA OFF GREAT BRITAIN" with subheads: "1500 Passengers Are Reported All Saved" "Biggest Seagoing Passenger Liner Was Torpe... See More
April 15, 1865
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 15, 1865 An inside page has over a full column taken up with a report headed: "THE GREAT VICTORY" which is an editorialized report concerning the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General U.S. Grant at Appomattox (see).
The report concludes with: "The surrender of Lee, with his whole army, is a fitting conclusion of the masterly genera... See More
January 3, 1801
THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, Jan. 3, 1801 Edited by Joseph Dennie under the pseudonym "Oliver Oldschool" and Asbury Dickins, it espoused republican values and was the first important political & literary journal in the United States. This is the volume one, number one issue. The ftpg. has the first of the series of "Journal of a Tour Through Selesia" written by John ... See More
September 11, 1788
THE UNITED STATES CHRONICLE, Providence, Sept. 11, 1788 One of the more decorative mastheads with engravings of the "Arms of the United States" and "Arms of Rhode Island". The ftpg. is taken with with reports from Congress concerning financial matters, including a chart of the money each state owes the federal Treasury for their share of the national debt.
Page 3 has a r... See More
January 5, 1787
THE AMERICAN RECORDER, AND CHARLESTOWN ADVERTISER, Charlestown, Mass., Jan. 5, 1787 A very uncommon title published only from December, 1785 thru May, 1787. Of particular interest is the masthead which has ornate lettering spelling: "U S A".
Inside has a report from Charleston, S.C. noting: "Letter from Tugaloo...says, the spies who lately went out returned with the following... See More
December 1, 1820
THE ANALECTIC MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1820 This was a very famous literary-themed magazine, but this issue features a a quite rare, hand-tinted full page engraving titled: "Falls of The Pedler Virginia". More typically such hand-tinted prints were removed from the issues long ago. And this engraving is in nice condition. The engraving is at the back of the iss... See More
December 29, 1781
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (see). A decorative issue for display.
Inside has a letter from St. Augus... See More
Item #642035THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1792 (note the typesetting error of the date on the titlepg.) The most interesting item in this issue is the obituary for John Paul Jones. As can be seen in the report he does not get good press in this British publication (not surprisingly), with portions including: "At Paris, in the utmost poverty, the celebrated Paul Jones. This noted despe... See More
Item #641379THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781 Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More
June 8, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 8, 1782 The front page has a full column headed: "America - From the South Carolina Gazette" which begins: "The following accounts are received respecting the expedition against Beaufort in North Carolina..." and the details follow (see).
Page 5 has over a full column of news relating to the war from America (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 ... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1750 This issue features a full page plate of two Africans, one of whom, named Job, spent some time in Maryland as a slave, as noted in a brief article which includes: "...he was seized & carried to Joar where he was sold to Capt. Pyke, who...carried him to Maryland and sold him to a planter. Here Job lived about a year without... See More
October 21, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 21, 1826 The back page includes has a item concerning the burning of a Jewish man, with a small head: "Roasting A Jew--for the good of the church of Spain!" portions including: "...to sacrifice the unfortunate Hebrew. All the thieves, smugglers and assassins surrounded the 'pile' carrying the banners of the inquisition ... See More
Item #640254GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775 A very historic issue as it contains the first report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage. This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the 17th of June instant between his Majesty's troops and a large body of the rebel forces. An alarm was... See More
August 18, 1746
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 18, 1746 The ftpg. has a report from Westminster which includes: "An Act for the more effectual disarming the Highlands in Scotland & for more effectual securing the peace of the said Highlands, & for restraining the use of the Highland dress..." and a bit more concerning the Jacobite Rebellion. Also on the ftpg. is a brief yet ... See More
May 16, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1767 Page 6 has a report headed: "America" with datelines from New York, one item noting: "...sailed from Bristol in June 1765 on board the sloop William, for the coast of Africa...where they continued 23 months purchasing slaves for a brig and themselves, and afterwards proceeded for St. Kitt's..." then report of a murder on board, and t... See More
February 12, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 12, 1789 A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in just over 2 months. Pages 1, 3 & 4 are mostly filled with ads, with news reports on page 2 including a letter on the responsibility of elected representatives. Also a brief item concerning a truce with Indians. There is... See More
August 8, 1815
NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 8, 1815 Page 2 has a report which begins: "Official Accounts Of the Great Overthrow of the Whole French Army on the 18th June..." which is the Battle of Waterloo. It includes a letter headed: "Declaration to the French People - Frenchmen!" in which Napoleon announces in part: "...My political life is ended; and I proclaim my son, under the... See More
May 14, 1825
NEW YORK OBSERVER, May 14 and June 18, 1825 A pair of notable issues. The May 14 issue of this religiously-themed newspaper has about half of page 2 taken up with the creation of the "American Tract Society", whose formal beginning was on May 11. Included is their "Constitution" and well as the: Laying The Corner Stone" which was in New York City. Much more as well.
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July 12, 1815
BOSTON PATRIOT, July 12, 1815 The top of pg. 2 has: "The Hornet" which begins: "The capture of the British sloop of war Penguin by the Hornet will reflect the greatest lustre on the already exulted reputation of the American Navy..." with more. Also at the top of the pg: "Indian Affairs" and "Dartmoor Massacre".
Four pages, scattered foxing, good cond... See More
August 5, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, July 12, 1815 Page 2 contains some good accounts of the historic Battle of Waterloo, where the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon Bonaparte. One report begins: "...have taken into consider consideration the signal & splendid victory gained by the Army under the command of the Duke of Wellington on the 18th of June instant, over the French army under the co... See More
December 11, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Dec. 11, 1816 The ftpg. has 1 1/2 columns taken up with the: "President's Message" which carries over to take more than half of pg. 2, being the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type James Madison. One item mentions: "...The Indian tribes without our limits appear also disposed to remain at peace..." with mor... See More
May 3, 1893
PUCK, New York, May 3, 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: "S... See More
April 5, 1893
PUCK, New York, April 5, 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
February 28, 1942
THE STAR, Guernsey, Channel Islands, Feb. 28, 1942 Among the front page reports are: "Vulnerability of the British Empire" "Navy Unable to Cope with Present Day Warfare" "Why The Axis Will Win This War" which is a fascinating article, beginning: "Germany and her valiant allies will incontestably win this war because they know how to fight for a just cause, ... See More
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