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May 17, 1802
BOSTON COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL GAZETTE, Boston, Massachusetts, May 17, 1802 On the bkpg. under "Definitive Treaty" is the text of a famous treaty known as the Treaty of Amiens which brought a brief lull to the Napoleonic Wars and relaxed trade restraints affecting American shipping. Signed in type by Bonaparte, Cornwallis and two other gentlemen. Archival mends to a few minor te... See More
Item #153038THE ANTIGALLICAN MONITOR, London, 1811 Published by Lewis Goldsmith, an Anglo-French publicist of Portuguese-Jewish extraction. Previous to publishing this newspaper he spend much time in France acting as a "secret agent" to Napoleon, including efforts to kidnap King Louis XVIII. Goldsmith returned to England in 1809 & was at first he arrested and imprisoned, but soon was... See More
March 14, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1857 A vol. 1 issue. Inside has 8 illustrations regarding 'Our 18th Inauguration Day', including an illustration of George Washington, Mount Vernon, & James Buchanan & John Adams. But the prime content here is the text of the Dred Scott decision given by Chief Justice Taney. Very significant.
Also featured is an article on A Nutmeg Pl... See More
September 19, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1857 The front page "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features close to half page illustration 'View of Nazareth' and a smaller illustration entitled 'Shrine of the Annunciation'. "The Candidates for the Governorship of Pennsylvania" features the illustrations of 'Hon. Isaac Hazlehurst', "Hon. David Wil... See More
May 29, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1858 The front page shows: 'Hon. William M Gwin, of California'. 'Travel notes in Bible Lands' features 'Plain and Ruins of Sardis'. 'The Great Bell Crevasse' just above New Orleans shows 3 scenes. Nice full page illustrations of 'Battle of the Waxhaws, May 29, 1780' and 'The Storming of Ft. George, May ... See More
July 24, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 24, 1858 The front page article is "Dr. John W. Francis" with an accompanying illustration of the same. "The Horse In City and Country" features two illustrations. "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features a halfpage illustration. "Old Church of St. John, at Pergamos". Two pages on 'Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati,... See More
February 12, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, February 12, 1859 Front 1/4 page illustration of "The Late William H. Prescott" and a smaller illustration of "Mr. Prescott's Writing Case." Inside includes a full page illustration entitled "A Skating Scene." Doublepage centerfold of "The Reception by the Emperor Napoleon at the Tuileries on New Year's Day." 1/4 page i... See More
February 26, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, from New York, dated February 26, 1859. The frontpage features a halfpage illustration entitled "The Ball of the Season". Two illustration of 'The Murder of the Deaf and Dumb Boy in Utah' and 'The Consummation of the Murder'. An article "Mr. Aspinwall's Gallery" also has two nearly halfpage illustrations. Two pages with 6 illustrations o... See More
March 5, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, from New York, dated March 5, 1859. Half of the front page features an illustration of "Cornelius Vanderbilt, Esq.". An article "A New Race of Monkeys -- The Gorillas" includes four illustrations. A nearly fullpage "Opening of the British Parliament by Queen Victoria, 1859". Fullpage 'The Napier Ball At Williard' s Hotel, Washington ... See More
March 12, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, Mar. 12, 1859 Ftpg. shows: 'The Last Hours of Congress, March, 1858'. Halfpg: 'Homicide of P. Barton Key by Hon. Daniel Sickles at Washington'. Nice fullpg. Homer: 'Skating At Boston'. Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements are within.
Complete in sixteen pages.
April 23, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1859 The front page of the issue features the "Fac-Simile of Mrs. Sickles's Confession". "Cardinal Antonelli and Rome in 1859" article also features two accompanying illustrations. 1/4 page illustration of "General Geffrard, President of Hayti".
Terrific doublepage centerfold: 'New York City and Environs, from th... See More
May 28, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 28, 1859 The front page features a small illustration of "The Late Baron Humboldt", a nearly half page illustration of "Humboldt in His Study at Berlin" as well as a small "Baron Humboldt's Autograph". Full page: 'Ye Abolitionists in Council--Ye Orator of Ye Day Denouncing Ye Union, May, 1859' shows a preacher... See More
June 4, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 4, 1859 The front page features a quarter page illustration of "Stripping the Dead" and 1/2 page illustration of "Massacre at Tacubaya, Mexico, on April 11, 1859." Inside two illustrations pertaining to "The French Army in Northern Italy" including "Zouaves Leaving Versailles by Torch Light for the Seat of War" and &... See More
June 11, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 11, 1859 The front page shows: 'The Talking Fish' and 'The Fighting Tiger of King of Oude'. A full page illustration of 'Ye May Session of Ye Woman's Rights Convention' [Mozart Hall in New York City]. Several illustrations regarding the war in Europe. Text and 3 illustrations on 'The Floating Hospital in the Lower Bay' [... See More
June 18, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1859 Two front 1/4 page illustrations of "General Garibaldi" and "Garibaldi's Chasseurs of the Alps." are featured on the front page. Inside pertaining to "The War in Europe" including "The French Army Marching Through a Sardinian Fortified Place Toward the Austrian Lines" and "The Emperor of Austria and His G... See More
July 2, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 2, 1859 The front page features two nearly half page illustrations entitled 'The Imperial Army Printing Press' and "The Emperor's Camp Tent". A full page illustration entitled 'The Four Mile Heat, On Eclipse Course, Long Island' is about Horse Racing. Full page illustrations are entitled 'Visit of the Emperor Napoleo... See More
July 9, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1859 A front page half page illustration of "Fire in the Fourth." Inside includes a full page illustration of "Gignoux's Niagara - The Property of Hon. August Belmont" (Lighthouse). This features the continuation of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. A nearly doublepage map of "Sardinia, Piedmont, Savoy, Pa... 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
August 6, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 6, 1859 The front of the issue features a poem entitled "The Grandmother's Apology" by Alfred Tennyson with an illustration by Millais. Inside are 12 small illustrations of "Golden Images Found in Indian Graves in the Province of Chiriqui, New Granada." Two full page illustration of "A Day in the Country -The Picnic" and... See More
August 13, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1859 A nice front page illustration 'The Scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah Territory' with article as well. Nice full page with 3 illustrations of: 'The Pike's Peak Gold Mines'. A full page illustration of "The 'Battle of Magenta' at Jones's Wood, New York". A full page illustration is comprised of... See More
November 19, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 19, 1859 The full front page shows 3 illustrations of: 'Effect of John Brown's Invasion At The South', one being: 'A Southern Planter Arming His Slaves to Resist Invasion' and the other two showing Blacks as well. A halfpage illustration is entitled 'Chatham Street, N.Y., on Sunday'. A third-page illustration features the &q... See More
December 31, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, December 31, 1859 A very nice full frontpage illustration entitled 'A Happy New Year' shows several scenes, including Father Time and 6 vignettes. Nice doublepage centerfold shows: 'The United States Senate in Session in Their New Chamber'. The back page features three cartoons.
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition, and contains additional print... See More
January 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 21, 1860 The full front page shows: "Ruins of the Pemberton Mills, At Lawrence, Massachusetts...". The doublepage centerfold has has 12 comic vignettes titled: "A Broadsheet of Good Things, by John Leech". Also a three-quarter page print: "The Ball at Tammany Hall, New York...In Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Battle of New... See More
February 18, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 18, 1860 There is a small & uncaptioned Winslow Homer print on the ftpg., plus another on the front page captioned: 'Allow Me to Examine the Young Lady'. There is yet a 3rd Homer print: 'Hon. J.M. Curry of Ala.'. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'View of Broadway, Opposite Fulton St., N.Y.' at winter time. 'Pope Pius the 9th'. This issue also con... See More
February 25, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Feb. 25, 1860 Full ftpg. illus: 'Clark Mills' Statue of Washington'. Halfpg: 'Bridge over Green River on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad'. Halfpg: 'Hon. Clement C. Clay of Alabama'. Small Winslow Homer print: 'The Meeting After the Marriage'. This issue also contains the 2nd installment of "The Uncommercial Traveler&... See More
July 14, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 14, 1860 Nice ftpg. illustration: "Diagram of the Eclipse of the Sun on July 18, 1860" plus text. Nice fullpg: "Uniforms of the 7th Regiment N.Y. State Militia". Fullpg: "The 4th of July--80 Years Ago" & "The 4th of July--Nowadays", both being displayable.
Complete in 16 pages.
September 15, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 15, 1860 Nice halfpg. illus. of: "Hon. Horace Greeley". Great dblpgctrfld: "The Drive in the Central Park, New York" by Winslow Homer shows a "young" Central Park with the trees very small. One-third pg: "General View of the City of London, Canada West". Half-page: "The Prince of Wales' Progress.--King ... See More
August 10, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 10, 1861 The front page includes a print of "Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton". Inside has a full page: "Retreat of Our Troops from Bull Run, by Moonlight, Colonel Blenker's Brigade Covering" and a very dramatic full page: "Charge of the Black Horse Cavalry Upon the Fire Zouaves at the Battle of Bull Run"; a full page map: &... See More
August 17, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1861 The front page shows: "The Wounded Zouave In the Hospital at Washington--The Hospital for the Wounded at Washington." Inside has individual prints of: "General McDowell" "General Mansfield" "Colonel Blair" and "Flag-Officer Stringham". Also a full page of: "A New Regiment of Mass. Volunteers P... See More
August 24, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 24, 1861 Half of front page shows: "Presentation of Prince Napoleon by Secretary Seward to the President", which shows Abraham Lincoln. Other prints within include a full page: "General McClellan & His Staff" & fullpg: "Splendid Charge of U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of Dug Spring, Missouri" & "Scenes in the Bro... See More
September 7, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 7, 1861 Full front page: "A Female Rebel In Baltimore" shows a woman in a fancy dress with soldiers around her. Prints inside include: "Preparing Merchant Vessels for the Blockade" which has 4 prints; "Bar of the Spottswood House, Richmond, Virginia" "Brig. General Franz Siegel" "The Rebel General Ben. McCulloc... See More
September 14, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 14, 1861 The front page has: "Bombardment of Forts Hatteras & Clark by the U.S. Fleet under Flag Officer Stringham" and prints of: "Flag Officer Stringham" and "Major-General Butler". Inside pages include: "Brig. Gen. Rosecrans, U.S.A., Commanding U.S. Forces in Western Virginia" "Rebel Prisoners Leav... See More
October 5, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 5, 1861 The full front page is taken up with: "The New Hampshire Sharp-Shooters - The Telescopic Rifle" which has 6 prints of the "Berdan Sharpshooters at Weehawen" led by Capt. A. B. Jones.
Other prints inside include: "The Men-of-War in Our Harbor" "Munson's Hill, the Advanced Post of the Rebel Army on the Potomac&... See More
November 9, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 9, 1861 (See Note Below) The front page has a print of an: "Attack Upon the Camp of the Sixth Regiment New York Volunteers (Wilson's Zouaves), On Santa Rosa Island" as well as a print of: "Captain S. F. Dupont, Commanding the Great Naval Expedition".
Other prints inside include: "Our Army at Edwards' Ferry on the Potomac,... See More
November 23, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 23, 1861 The most notable print would be the very nice doublepage centerfold done by famed artist Winslow Homer, titled" "The Songs of War", and features six prints.
The full front page has two prints captioned: "The War In Missouri--General Jim Lane's Camp Near Humansville, Missouri". Other prints inside include: "Ca... See More
January 18, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1862 The front page has two prints: "Port Royal Ferry, Scene of the Battle of First January, 1862" and a cartoonish print showing a: "Scene in the Parlor of Mrs. Barnwell's House at Beaufort, South Carolina" showing various African-Americans (see).
Inside has a full page of: "The Vessels of General Burnside's Expedi... See More
February 1, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 1, 1862 The full front page has two prints: "Destruction of a Schooner off Cumberland Inlet, Georgia, by the boats of the 'Alabama'" and "The Pirate 'Sumter' Firing at the Brig 'Joseph Parks' of Boston".
Inside has a full page print with 8 images of: "War Scenes On Green River, Kentucky" and other ... See More
January 31, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1863 The full front page is a print: "Army Beef" showing soldiers shooting cattle, with 2 smaller vignettes.
Inside has a full page: "Contrabands Coming Into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation", referring to the recent Emancipation Proclamation. It shows many African-Americans and presumed slaves. Also a full page with 2 prints: ... See More
February 14, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1863 The full front page is captioned: "The Picket Guard in the Army of the Potomac". Inside has "General Stonewall Jackson In Camp", and the backpage has 2 cartoons, one captioned: "Jim Crow Jumping About So". The doublepage centerfold is: "Fruitless Attempt of the Army of the Potomac To Move Towards the Rappahannock..... See More
March 7, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 7, 1863 The front page features a full-figure print of: "The Late Nicholas Longworth, the Western Millionaire" with the balance of the front page taken up with an article on him, carrying over to page 2.
Other prints within include a full page: "Paying Off The Teamsters in the Army of the Potomac" showing many African-Americans. Also ... See More
August 29, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1863 The front page features an illustration of: "Rear-Admiral David G. Farragut, U.S.N." and an article on him as well. Inside has 4 halfpg. prints: "The 'Hartford,' Admiral Farragut's Flag-Ship, Arriving at New York and Returning the Salutes of Foreign Frigates", "Explosion of a Torpedo Under the Bow of the Unit... See More
December 12, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1863 The full front page is a dramatic print: "Guerrilla Warfare--Rescue of a Wounded Officer from a Band of Guerrillas". Prints inside include: "The Great Organ in the Boston Music Hall" "The Army of the Potomac--The Great Depot of Supplies on the Railroad" and "...The Bridge Over Bull Run--Present Appearance&quo... See More
January 2, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1864 Part of front page is a cross section: 'Diagram of Monitor 'Weehawken' Sunk in Charleston Harbor'. Also on the ftpg. are prints of: "Frederick VII, Late King of Denmark" and "Christian IX, Present King of Denmark".
Inside has full page prints captioned: "The Army of the Cumberland--General Baird's Di... See More
February 27, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 27, 1864 The full front page is a print of a memorial, and a related poem. The doublepage centerfold is a nice one showing: "Pictures From the Life of George Washington" which includes vignettes, the largest showing him: "Resigning is Commission, 1783".
Other prints within include: "Colts Armory After the Fire--Interior" and ... See More
April 23, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1864 The full front page is a print: "Ladies In Attendance in Regulation Costume at the Metropolitan Fair". Most prints within relate to the Fair, including: "War Dance--Indian Department" "Book Dept." "Boat-Builders' Dept." "Department of Arms & Trophies" "Army & Navy Swords" &qu... See More
May 21, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, News York, May 21, 1864 The full front pager is a print: "General Sherman's Advance--Buzzard's Roost Pass, Georgia". Inside has a full page: "Grand Musical Festival in Philadelphia In Aid of the Sanitary Commission"; a full page: "Map of Virginia showing the Military Operations of Generals Grant and Butler"as well as: "Map of Ri... See More
June 4, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 4, 1864 The full front page is a very nice print of: "Major-General William T. Sherman". Other prints within include a full page: Major-General Wadsworth Fighting in the Wilderness", and other prints of: "...Our Wounded Escaping from the Fires in the Wilderness" "Army of the Potomac--Scene of General Sedgwick's Death"... See More
November 26, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1864 The prime piece of this issue is the very famous back page political cartoon captioned: "Long Abraham Lincoln A Little Longer." showing an elongated version of him since he just won his second presidential election (see). This cartoon has become quite famous.
The entire front page is taken up with prints of: "Captain Napoleon Colli... See More
April 1, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 1, 1865 The front page has a nice print showing: "General Sherman's Entry Into Columbia, South Carolina". Pages 2 and 3 have some interesting war-related articles including: "Davis Asks to be Dictator" "Davis and Lee" "Trade With Rebels" and more.
Other prints within include: "14th and 20th Corps Crossing ... See More
May 6, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1865 This issue remains one of the most desired of the Civil War era, if not the 19th century, as much of it deals with the assassination and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.
The entire front page is a print captioned: "President Lincoln At Home" showing him reading a book to his son. This very image was made into a postage stamp by the U... See More
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