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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
December 3, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 3, 1861
* Fort Pulaski Georgia
* Tybee Island GA
* Map, diagram and illustration
Much of the front page is taken up with a large & detailed map headed: "The Entrance To Savannah River" along with two diagrams of Fort Pulaski. There are related front page column headlines.
Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More
March 8, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, March 8, 1863 The ftpg. features a large map headed: "THE GREAT UNION RIVER..." showing the Mississippi and tributaries from Moon Lake to the Gulf of Mexico.
Among the ftpg. column heads on the war: "Important Military & Naval Movements on the Mississippi" "Tremendous Efforts of the Unionists to Open Navigation to the Gulf" "The Plans ... See More
April 22, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, April 22, 1864
* Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina
* Confederate victory w/ Civil War map
The ftpg. features a detailed Civil War map headed: "THE NEWS FROM NORTH CAROLINA - Scene of the Recent Rebel Repulse at Plymouth, N.C."
Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Attack on Plymouth by Ten Thousand Rebels" "The Enemy Repulsed" "Attemp... See More
February 22, 1772
THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE; AND COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Feb. 22, 1772
* Rare Colonial Rhode Island
The handsome masthead features an intricate engraving of the Royal cost-of-arms.
Varied content within, including a report noting: "...been problematical whether tea drinking out to be encouraged among us...". A report from Williamsburg mentions creating a canal between the ... See More
September 18, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 18, 1799
* 18th century American title
Most of pages 1 and 2 are taken up with reports from Europe, while page 3 has some reports from Winchester, Virginia; New York, and Boston. Many ads, including three illustrated house ads.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
October 22, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 22, 1795
* George Washington letter
* re. Jay's Treaty
Page 3 has a letter from the county of Westmoreland to the President complaining about the terms of the Jay Treaty, followed by his response in which he notes: "...my deliberate opinion that in ratifying the treaty I had consulted the true interests of my country...". It is signed in type... See More
July 2, 1862
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 2, 1862
* Seven Days Battles - Virginia
* Chatham Roberdeau Wheat death
* Confederate Major General
The front page has extensive coverage of the Seven Days' Battles with first column heads: "THE GREAT BATTLE" "Another Severe Fight on Monday" "The Enemy Again Routed!" "The Gallant Major Wheat" and va... See More
March 14, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 14, 1864
* From the capital of the Confederacy
The front page includes: "From Longstreet's Command" "The Affair At Suffolk" "The Courts" " "From Northern Virginia - From Charleston" and a great wealth of ads.
In addition to the lengthy editorial which begins: "It was van for Mr. Lincol... See More
January 15, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 15, 1864
* From the capital of the Confederacy
* General Benjamin Butler & Confederate prisoners
Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it's from the capital of the Confederate States.
The front page includes: "The War News" "Absenteeism In the Army--A Curious Disclosure" "How Our Prisone... See More
February 12, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, February 12, 1863
* From the capital of the Confederacy
Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "City Intelligence" "Latest News From The North--Yankee Account of the Charleston Naval Victory" "Another Brutal Order of the Enemy--The Sick & Wounded Forced ... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1747 Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley the astronomer and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.... See More
Two pages are taken up with a lengthy "List of Ships Taken", by the French &a
Two pages are taken up with a lengthy "List of Ships Taken", by the French &a
Item #662842GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1776
* Revolutionary War from the enemy
* Boston, Massachusetts evacuation
* Cambridge, England Map
Articles include a continued: "Debate on the second Reading of the Bill for Prohibiting all Intercourse with the Colonies in Rebellion" & "Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists Since the Passing of the Boston Port... See More
November 11, 1950
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 11, 1950
* George Bernard Shaw death
* Essayist, novelist, writer
The entire inside front page is taken up with a photo of George Bernard Shaw, with the caption beginning: "The Age's Premier Playwright, Wit and Revolutionary: Mr. George Bernard Shaw, the Doyen of English Letters, Who Died as Dawn Broke on November the Second, in this... See More
July 16, 1881
THE ILLUSTRATED POLICE NEWS, Boston, July 16, 1881
* President James A. Garfield assassination
* Prints - illustrations
A banner across the masthead announces: "THE PRESIDENT ASSASSINATED" with 3 ftpg. prints on Garfield's assassination. Pg. 2 column heads: "ASSASSINATION" "President Garfield The Victim" "Two Bullets Lodged in His Body by a Disap... See More
February 8, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 8, 1890
* Nellie Bly - American journalist
* Around the World - welcome home prints
Although there are many prints within this issue, arguably the most interesting is the half page print captioned: "Around The World In Seventy-Two Days and Six Hours--Reception of Nellie Bly at Jersey City on the Completion of Her Journey" which ... See More
September 7, 1941
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Sept. 7, 1941
* The Yellow Star "Star of David" badge
* Jewish Holocaust takes a drastic turn (1st report)
* Jude - Jews - Judaica
Page 5 has a very significant Judaica report concerning their treatment by the Nazis under Hitler's rule: "Inside Germany: All Jews Must Wear Big Yellow Star; Beaten States Gone Forever".
Page 5 also feat... See More
July 27, 1912
THE GRAPHIC, London, July 27, 1912 This is the front leaf only but it is taken up with a nice illustration of a young Winston Churchill, captioned: "Mr. Churchill Explaining British Naval Policy in the House of Commons." with a bit of text. Displayable as such.
The front leaf only, very nice condition.
November 11, 1882
NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE, New York, Nov. 11, 1882 Much of the news & prints deal with crime, often sensationalized. But sports as well.
A feature portrait is of: "John L. Sullivan, The Champion Pugilist of the World" with a related article. Also a print of: "John G. Valentine, the Famous Expert Base Ball Pitcher and General Player." with text.
Among the crime prints:... See More
October 13, 1895
LE PETIT JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT, Paris, Oct. 13, 1895 Although we seldom offer French papers from the 19th century, this is a special one. This "Supplement" issue has a full front page color print of: "Louis Pasteur" the famous French scientist who was died in France about 2 weeks previous.
Eight pages and in very nice condition. A great display item.
January 1, 1885
HISTORY OF THE WAR FOR THE UNION..., a series of pamphlets done in the latter years of the 19th century. Not our normal fare, however this issue still has the nice steel plate engraving of: "J.C. Fremont". (John C. Fremont)
All of the text recounts events from the Civil War. Complete in 48 pages plus a decorative wrapper, masking tape at the spine, nice condition.
April 20, 1861
DAILY APPEAL EXTRA, Memphis, Tennessee, April 20, 1861
* Very rare Confederate broadside
* Beginning of the Civil War
* Vicksburg MS Mississippi
An extremely scarce item, being a broadside edition (printed on one side only) of a newspaper from early in the Confederacy from a city which was only "Confederate" until the battle of Memphis, June 6, 1862, after which it was in Y... See More
March 19, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 19, 1864
* General George Armstrong Custer
* Other Civil War illustrations
* Nice item for display
The entire front page is taken up with a great print captioned: "Brigadier General George A. Custer" showing him leading a charge on horseback, brandishing his sword. There is a related article inside. Minor rubbing at the central fold here... See More
March 12, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 12, 1853 The ftg. shows: "A Fine View of the New Mammoth St. Nicholas Hotel, Broadway, New York" with text.
Prints inside include: "...a Snow Avalanche on the Alps"; nice full page pritns of: "Gen. Frank Pierce, President of the U.S." and: "Hon. William R. King, Vice President of the U.S." and more.
Sixteen page... See More
Item #662796THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1762 Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a nice, detailed engraving of the heart of George II, the late king of England who recently died. As the magazine describes it as: "...an anatomical representation of the Heart of his late Majesty, as it appeared upon opening his Body, in the presence of his Majesty's Physicians, e... See More
Item #662795THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1762 Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a nice, detailed engraving of the heart of George II, the late king of England who recently died. As the magazine describes it as: "...an anatomical representation of the Heart of his late Majesty, as it appeared upon opening his Body, in the presence of his Majesty's Physicians, e... See More
June 3, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 3, 1815
* United States Navy
* Napoleon Bonaparte
Inside has an article: "Navy of the United States" which includes a half page chart of the ships of the United States, columns for "Rate" "Name of Vessels" "Commanders" "Stations, etc.". This is followed by a smaller chart with text headed: &q... See More
October 25, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 25, 1666
* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had
* Report on the great plague (rare)
A front page report from "Deale" mentions in part that: "...This day arrived a Vessel from Virginia of 300 Tuns." And, with regard to the Plague, it reports: "This Town is, God be praised, in a good condition of health; and begins again t... See More
January 8, 1866
CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1866
* First - 1st train robbery in America
* New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
The front page has an article headed: "Robbery of Adams' Express" "Half A Million Stolen" "Robbery", the details provided in a Boston dateline.
What is notable is that most internet sources note that the Reno brothers train ro... See More
March 9, 1930
THE DETROIT NEWS, March 9, 1930
* Babe Ruth contract w/ New York Yankees
* President Willaim Howard Taft death
The front page of the sport's section (inside) has a three column heading: "Ruth Signs for $80,000" with subheads.
The front page has a banner headline on the death of President William Taft: "EX-PRESIDENT TAFT DEAD" with subheads and photo of Taft.
The co... See More
April 2, 1867
THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL, Indiana, April 2, 1867
* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly
* William H. Seward - Russia
The front page has a one column heading: "Russian-American Treaty" See photo for brief text on the current negotiations.
Eight pages, irregular along the spine, some staining along folds, generally nice.... See More
May 28, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, May 28, 1860
* African slave trade - Kongo
* American Slaver ship capture
The front page has an article headed: "The Slave Trade" "Additional Particulars Relative To The Slaver William, Late Of Baltimore, At Key West" which begins: "The William left the Congo River nine days before the Wildfire, having on board 790 slaves, and arrived here [Ke... See More
May 29, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, May 29, 1865
* Edmund Kirby Smith surrenders
* Abraham Lincoln murder trial
* Last battles of the Civil War
Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Trial Of The Assassins" "Unconditional Release of Persons Connected with Ford's Theatre" "The Trial Drawing To a Close" "END OF THE REBELLION" "The Last Rebel Army Disbands"... See More
March 6, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1858
* African slave trade resumes
* Southern States pass bill (Louisiana)
Page 4 has an article headed: "Revival of the African Slave Trade in the Southern States". the article includes: "Some of our n****r worshiping contemporaries have started off upon a new scent. A bill has been passed by the Louisiana House...authorizing the importation i... See More
October 18, 1884
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 18, 1884
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Electrical exhibition
See the photo for the very nice front page article with one of two illustrations, captioned: "The Edison Electrical Darky" being an electrical lantern worn by an African-American handing out pamphlets at the Edison exhibit at the Exhibition. The other print is captioned: "... See More
January 16, 1813
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Mass., Jan. 16, 1813 Various War of 1812 items including: "Militia" "Regular Army" "Army" "New York Volunteers" "Temporary Army" but the best item would be the lengthy page 3 report: "Gallant and Destructive Engagement - The Montgomery's Cruize" nothing in part: "...Here began a terrible contest. The ... See More
January 17, 1935
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, Jan. 17, 1935
* Ma Barker and Fred Barker
* Florida outlaws killings (1st report)
The front page contains one column headings announcing the death of Ma and Pa Barker, notorious outlaws from the 1930's: "Federal Agents Push Drive On Kidnap Gang". The article concludes on page 3.
Complete in 14 pages, nice condition.
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September 23, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Sept. 23, 1851
* American writer death
Taking three-quarters of a column on pg. 3 is a report: "Death Of James Fenimore Cooper". Nice details about the career of America's first great novelist.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
May 31, 1686
LONDON GAZETTE, May 31, 1686
* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had
Over half of the front page is taken up with: "An Account of the Solemnities observed at the Proclaiming our Dread Sovereign King JAMES II. in the City of Madras...". This account reports on the celebration in India of the new King.
Single sheet, untrimmed margins, nice condition... See More
April 2, 1918
THE WILMINGTON MORNING STAR, North Carolina, April 2, 1918 Among the ftpg. reports from World War I are: "German Drive Brought Almost To Halt But Severe Fighting Is Taking Place Near Moreuil" "Casualties of the Germans Total 275,000 to 300,000" "Americans Going To Front Still Jam The Roads" "French Annihilate One German Battalion That Manages to Cross Oise&... See More
April 16, 1918
THE WILMINGTON MORNING STAR, North Carolina, April 16, 1918 Among the ftpg. reports from World War I are: "Between Lens & Ypres The Germans Have Found Haig's Defense Lines Solid As Rock" "Americans, Outnumbered Two to One, Completely Repulsed German Attack" "German Wave Is Nearing Its Crest" and more.
Eight pages, small mailing label at the masthead, a ... See More
February 2, 1961
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Feb. 2, 1961 The top of the front page has a somewhat large cartoon by the noted Jules Feiffer.
Feiffer is an American cartoonist and author who was considered the most widely read satirist in the country. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 as America's leading editorial cartoonist. He became a staff cartoonist for The Village Voice in 1956, where he produced... See More
May 8, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 8, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln's assassination
* Springfield, Illinois funeral train
All columns on all pages are black-bordered for the death of Abraham Lincoln. The top of the ftpg. has: "THE ASSASSINATION" "Stir Among the Traitors in Canada" "Flight of Sanders & Tucker" "Whereabouts of the Head Rebel" "He L... See More
November 4, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 4, 1871
* Great Chicago Fire of 1871
Full ftpg: "Chicago In Ruins--Laying The Cornerstone of the First Building After the Fire" plus 3 other fullpgs. of fire scenes and a dramatic doublepage centerfold on the "Ruin & Desolation Of Chicago" (small binding holes here).
A great issue on the Chicago fire.Also a dramatic fullpg: &... See More
December 13, 1890
THE ILLUSTRATED AMERICAN, New York & Chicago, Dec. 13, 1890 The full ftpg. is a photo of: "David D. Porter, Admiral of the U.S. Navy". Inside has 8 photos of ships including "An Old Submarine Torpedo-Boat" & an article on David Porter. Also an article: "Where We Build Our War Vessels, New York Navy Yard".
There is a lengthy article on American Indians: ... See More
January 18, 1853
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 18, 1853
* Twelve Years a Slave
* Solomon Northup
* Kidnapped into slavery
The front page has a report "From Washington" which includes, in part, some details of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning fil... See More
November 27, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781
* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
* Revolutionary War ending
* Historic item - 1st report
This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.
Although the formal le... See More
November 14, 1780
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 14, 1780
* Benedict Arnold defects
* Major John Andre treason
* Revolutionary War
All of the front page is taken up with reports on the Revolutionary War including most of the first column being a letter datelined: "New York, Oct. 12" and signed in type: H. Clinton.
This letter deals with the Andre/Arnold treason plot and includes in part... See More
March 11, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 11, 1795
* President George Washington
* 3 Acts of Congress signed in script
The front page features 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, & in block type by the V.P.: John Adams. A displayable issue as such.
Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.... See More
January 23, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 23, 1796
* President George Washington
* Native Americans - Indians treaty
Taking most of the front page & a portion of page 2 a treaty, headed at the top of pg. 1 with a script signature of the President: George Washington, and beginning: "Whereas a treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America & the tribes of Indian... See More
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