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December 2, 1811
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Dec. 2, 1811
* Battle of Tippecanoe
Page 2 contains a nice account of the historic Battle of Tippecanoe, headed: "INDIAN BATTLE!' with various details (see). Page 3 has an editorial headed: "A Most Distressing Disaster" beginning: "The rumour received yesterday by the way of Pittsburgh of the defeat of ou... See More
October 8, 1803
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 8, 1803
* Samuel Adams death
* Governor of Massachusetts
The top of page 2 has a rather unassuming article: "Yesterday morning the death of Mr. SAMUEL ADAMS, Esq. late Governor of this Commonwealth, was announced to the inhabitants by the tolling of all the bells in town. Mr. Adams has long been a valetudinarian; and has experienced much of the indisposition... See More
August 28, 1818
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Aug. 28, 1818
* Napoleon Bonaparte letter
* From exile in St. Helena
The ftpg. contains a bitter letter signed: Napoleon, in which he mentions: "...This crafty proceeding has one object--to prevent your exposing the criminal plot they have been contriving against my life for these two years past..." and also: "...that affecting a willingness t... See More
December 26, 1808
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 26, 1808
* President Thomas Jefferson
Page2 & 3 contain a letter signed in type: Th. Jefferson, being an: "Answer of the President of the United States to the Young Republicans of Pittsburgh and Its Vicinity" regarding those who step forward: "...to support them with your lives and fortunes & of the disregard of inco... See More
July 10, 1807
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1807
* Chesapeake-Leopard affair
* Naval engagement off Virginia
Page 2 has a nice report concerning the attack upon the frigate Chesapeake by the British ship Leopard, an embarrassment for the U.S. Navy which enraged the American public. It mentions in part: "...the late unprecedented outrage of Great Britain in demanding ... See More
October 23, 1807
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 1807
* President Thomas Jefferson pardon
* United States Army deserters
Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" by the President concerning those: "...who have deserted from the army of the United States...has become sensible of their offense & are desirous of returning to their duty, a full pardon is hereby proclaimed...as sh... See More
April 13, 1878
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 13, 1878
* William M. "Boss" Tweed
* Tammany Hall fame
A full column on the front page is headed: "DEATH OF WM. M. TWEED" "The Ex-Tammany Chief's Last Hours In Jail" and various subheads. This is the infamous "Boss" Tweed, an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democr... See More
March 18, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 18, 1837 Inside has an article "Texas" which notes: "...that a tremendous rush is already making from the south and south-west into Texas. Vast numbers are gone, going, or preparing to go, with their money and their domestic slaves, into the new El Dorado...will be a vast emigration to the more fertile & pleasant fields of Texas... See More
March 8, 1845
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 8, 1845
* President James K. Polk
* Inauguration - inaugural address
* Florida statehood - joins the union
The front page has a report "Inauguration of President Polk" "...The arrangements were admirable. We give the programme as published in advance... The ceremony at the Capitol, was very imposing... The flag-staffs of the whigs,... See More
April 10, 1739
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 10, 1739
* Rare 18th century title
* Grave robber sentenced
Page 3 has an item: "Yesterday the magistrates past sentence on the fellow, who was last week convicted of raising the dead bodies, & condemned him to be publickly whipt on the 20th inst. by the hands of the common hangman...".
Four pages, 8 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches, nice ... See More
April 14, 1787
OLLA PODRIDA, Oxford, England, April 14, 1787
* Rare title
Although having a Spanish name (translates to "any miscellaneous collector or assortment") this newspaper is in English. The content is essentially a lengthy editorial on a topic, this issue dealing with "knowledge of the world".
Complete in six pages, 7 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.... See More
February 8, 1739
THE WARWICK & STAFFORDSHIRE JOURNAL WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, London, March 30, 1737
* Early 18th century
* Rare title
This is a title I have never seen before prior to acquiring 8 or 9 issues and is quite rare as such, not to mention an early date. Records show this title only lasted from late 1737 to mid-1739. Pages 2 and 3 are entirely taken up with various repo... See More
April 12, 1836
THE DAILY POLITICIAN, London, April 12, 1836 As noted in the masthead: "Containing A Selection of Political Articles From the Whole of the London Daily Press." A four page issue, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.
February 25, 1765
LLOYD'S EVENING POST, London, Feb. 25, 1765 The front page begins with a report headed: "America - Boston (New England)" concerning the loss of a ship in a storm. A brief item begins: "They write from Prague that Nowel Naski, the most learned Jew in that city, has abjured Judaism & was baptized...".
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, very nice condition.... See More
Item #637694ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, 1853 Phineas T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues, or less than one year.
There are various prints within ... See More
May 12, 1813
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 12, 1813 Reports include: "Splendid Naval Dinner" at New York; "Georgetown--Blockading Squadron" "The Alarm of Yesterday" "Authentick Document" concerning naval affairs; "Another Battle"; a letter from Sackett's Harbor, "Frontier Orders" and other military reports.
Eight pages, 11 by ... See More
Item #632935DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., 1849 James Buchanan, who would be President of the United States from 1857-1861, earlier served several offices at the federal level, including Congressman from 1821-31; Senator from 1837-1845, Secretary of State from 1845-9, and then Ambassador to England, 1853-1856.
This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously livi... See More
July 16, 1862
WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 16, 1862 The ftpg. has over 2 columns discussion: "The Emancipation Question" some 2 months before Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Page 4 has: "Arming the Negroes" & "Drafting" some 200,000 men for the war.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
Item #628282THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1791
* Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government
The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page. A few include: "Thoughts on the Decay of States" "Character of the Virginians" "Description of Gray's Gardens, Pennsylvania" "Shorts Accou... See More
May 31, 1814
THE WAR, New York, May 31, 1814
* Battle of Fort Oswego
* Lake Ontario, New York
All of the front page and half of pg. 2 are taken up with a continuation of the "Documents" concerning the failure of the U.S. military on the northern Frontier. Includes are letters signed in type by: Wm. H. Harrison, Geo McClure, and John Armstrong.
Also inside: "Attack On Oswego - Ameri... See More
August 1, 1991
A fascinating pair of newspapers, destined to be the premier newspapers on the coup and collapse of the Soviet Union. Both double-titled: "NEZAVISIMAYA GAZETA/INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER".
Issue #1: Datelined Moscow & Washington, August, 1991 The Nezavismaya Gazeta defied orders & worked through the night, handing out crude newspaper copies to people on the streets, and faxing their t... See More
January 8, 1814
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 8, 1814 Inside has: "General Smyth's Petition" "The Embargo Question" "To Independence"; letters signed in type by James Monroe and James Madison. There are also 7 pages under the heading: "Events of the War". Among its subheads & reports are: "The Enemy" "The Friends of Peace" "From... See More
November 3, 1862
DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Nov. 3, 1862
* Very rare title
Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Over an entire column on pg. 3 is taken up with: "The Policy of the Enemy". Other reports inside include: "Yankee Raid near Pensacola - Burning Of Oak G... See More
March 9, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776
* Rare Revolutionary War era title
* Tory issue from Pennsylvania
* Great year to have (1776)
This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules... See More
October 27, 1670
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 27, 1670
* 17th century Judaica content
* Jewish - Jews
The front page includes an item from Rome: "The Pope seems much concerned that after all his care for the reestablishment of the Mount of Piety, few persons will be perswaded to adventure to take up moneys from them, but rather apply themselves to the Jews, who furnish them at a far greater ... See More
September 20, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE , England, Sept. 20, 1666
* The great plague
* London fire report
The front page has mention of the Great Plague which ravaged Europe at this time, reporting: "The Plague is very hot at Dunkirk & Bergue in which last place, the governor of the Fort St. Louis is dead & the Baron d'Arnicourt fallen sick." The back page has a rare mention of the Great F... See More
April 17, 1679
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 17, 1679
* Popish Plot
The front page has a report from Madrid with Judaica reference: "...from the Pope, requiring him to send some of the processes made by the Inquisition against the Jews to Rome, that so the Pope might see their manner of proceedings declaring them if in ten days time he did not deliver them to the Nuncio, that he should be i... See More
Item #615312TRANS-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
September 1, 1923
"THE COMBINED NEW YORK MORNING NEWSPAPERS", as is printed across the very top. Sept., 1923 A curious issue, as ten New York City morning newspapers were combined to produce this single newspaper, with the masthead of each appearing at the top making for a very curious front page (see). The union pressmen went out on an "outlaw" strike at the time, hence this combined news... See More
July 11, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 11, 1765 Page 2 has a letter from Quebec telling of the activities there, noting: "...We have had balls, assemblies, etc. in town; sleighing, bear-hunting & fishing in the country...General Murray intends to establish a playhouse..." with more (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, nice condition.
Item #583878GLEASON'S LITERARY COMPANION, Boston, 1863 Obviously a literary publication from the Civil War era, the prime feature being the huge eagle engraving in the masthead, with a wingspan of 7 inches. There are a few illustrations within, mostly being text. Sixteen pages, 11 by 15 inches, great condition.
Item #579577FIGARO IN LONDON, London, 1833 An English comic newspaper of the early 19th century, founded in 1831 and running for almost 8 years. It was the forerunner for the much more popular "Punch" magazine. There is a nice comic illustration in the masthead. Four pages, 8 3/4 by 11 inches, nice condition. The photo shown is generic, but the issue you will receive will be very similar.
January 1, 1944
BEACON, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1944 A military paper produced at the Navy Yard, which was a major site for not only the building of new warships but also the repair of vessels damaged in the war. As would be expected there is a great wealth of war-related content, with an emphasis of naval items.
Eight pages, 10 1/2 by 16 pages, printed on high quality paper, nice condition. The photos sho... See More
Item #569959A popular way to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for under $2.50 each. A great set for a great price. The image shown is representative of the look and condition of the issues you will receive. Actual issues vary.... See More
Item #562418THE LONDON CHRONICLE. A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary War tensions. Each 8 pages & in nice condition.
Item #559651A lot of seven "Old West" newspapers, each with a different title from California dating in the 1870's through 1890's. A nice opportunity for a mini-set of different "Wild West" titles at a bargain price. A wealth of both news reports and ads of the day. Keep in mind, issues from this period can be fragile and must be handled with care.
Item #559613NEW YORK TIMES, 1865-1866 A lot of five issues of the New York Times from just after the Civil War, each with a report of a baseball game. These issues provide a mid-19th century perspective of America’s favorite pastime. Some browning, generally nice condition.
Item #559596CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, 1809-1810 A lot of eight issues of the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States. Each with occasional foxing; otherwise nice. Great to have from the heart of Thomas Jefferson's presidency. The image shows the look and condition of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the specified time-frame.... See More
Item #559498THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of ten issues of this famous newspaper covering at least 5 decades from the 1700's. All are in good condition. A nice way to gain Britain's perspective of world affairs from the 18th century.
Item #559414THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, late 1750's and/or early 1760's A very early lot of five newspapers from Scotland, with news of the day. A great period set at a considerable discount from the regular per-issue price. Average condition. The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive. While actual dates vary, all will ... See More
Item #559396THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's A lot of five issues of this early & decorative title with which great masthead featuring two engravings (see). Offered at a substantial discount. Single sheet and in good condition.
Item #559183WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT A lot of 50 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896, consisting of a blend of 2nd rate and damaged issues, and containing at least 7 different titles within the lot. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, heavy foxing & wear, missing pages, cut-outs, etc. A great lot for a dealer or for someone wishing to begin a collection when conditio... See More
November 22, 1963
ORLANDO EVENING STAR--EXTRA, Florida, November 22, 1963 Certainly to go down in history as one of the more memorable events of the 20th century, this newspaper has a bold banner headline proclaiming the tragedy: "PRESIDENT SLAIN" with the subhead reading: "Suspect Seized After Cop Shot".
All the text on the ftpg. deals with the Kennedy assassination & also includes a... See More
Item #219445WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of ten different titles dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition---not a damaged lot and no pulpish newspapers. A popular way to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for under $2.... See More
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784 See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.... See More
Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
Item #215899NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, 1861 The title reflects the theme of this issue, being primarily a farming-related newspaper with agricultural concerns taking much of the front page and some inside space as well. However Civil War reporting is found on page two with a review of the week's battle events and military concerns. Of added significance is the large and very d... See More
Item #200048NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1849 Although this issue does not have specific gold rush content, it is a great “period” item with 1849 in the dateline. The issue contains many ads related to California and westward expansion, including several that have small wood-cut prints. The images shown are representative of the condition and format of the issue you will receive, but actual... See More
Item #180035A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, maps, etc. A few defects at the margins, some of the fold lines of multi-panel plates may be archivally mended from the reverse, but otherwise nice condition.
Item #120190THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England 1704-1706 A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common. A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides measuring about 8 by 13 inches. The image shown is only an example of the layout and condition of what you will receive. Actual issues vary within the specifications given.
N... See More
Item #120257FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, 1731 A quite rare title from England with a very early date and a partial red tax stamp in a lower corner of the front page. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.
Four pages, approximately 10 by 13 inches, a bit of foxing, overall very good. The image shown is only representative of the look (format) and condition of the issue you will... See More
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