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September 12, 1851
INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Ind., Sept. 12, 1851 On the front page under Odd Fellows Emblems is a lengthy article which explains the various emblems of the Odd Fellowship. Minor archival mend on the second leaf.
July 13, 1849
THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 13, 1849 Page 2 contains an interesting article headed: "San Diego, California" which gives one of the earliest descriptions of this now-famous and now-large city to be found in print anywhere. See the photos below for the full text which describes what was then a quite small village which was: "...a collection of one story adobe hovels & the filth ... See More
August 22, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Aug. 22, 1850 Pg. 3 has a letter to the editor: "On African Colonization". Under "Arctic Expedition" is a dispatch from Lieut. De Haven, commander of the U.S. expedition in search of Sir John Franklin.
May 31, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 31, 1851 Ftpg. article: "To Make Artificial Marble And Stone". Also under "Communications" are three letters: "Rotary Motion Of The Earth" "M. Foucaults Demonstration Of The Earths Rotation" "Mr. Foucaults Experiment". Lite rubbing on the front page.
May 1, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 1, 1851 Interesting correspondence on the front page under: "Travel On The Mississippi River" takes about 1/2 the column. Page 2 essay: "Means Of Compensating For The Scarcity Of Silver Coin". Bit of rubbing in unrelated content on the ftpg.
February 7, 1850
THE DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., Feb. 7, 1850 The ftpg. has a poem: "The First Snow Fall. By James Russell Lowell". Vertical dampstaining in unrelated content affecting each leaf. 4 pages.
January 31, 1850
THE DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., Jan. 31, 1850 Ftpg. has the words of a poem: "The Day is Gone By Longfellow". Vertical dampstaining through the middle does not affect this content.
December 16, 1849
SUNDAY TIMES, N.Y., December 16, 1849 The photo shows the very nice masthead of this title which measures 15 1/2 inches across and is 3 inches tall. Mostly topical reports and literary-related content, some ads. Area of lite staining in the lower right corner affecting each leaf, some lite foxing. The issue that you receive may differ in date and content then the issue that is pictured. ... See More
April 6, 1850
WEEKLY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, April 6, 1850 At the top of first column on page 2 is a report: "Death Of Mr. Calhoun" which announces the death of this political giant and provides a few details about his career. Taking the rest of pages 2 & 3 are the various testimonials given in the Senate and House by Calhouns colleagues. Page 3 also has details about Calhouns funeral and the orde... See More
November 2, 1848
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, November 2, 1848
The top of the first column on page 2 contains an illustrated ad supporting "Lewis Cass for President" and William O. Butler for Vice President (see photo). Various news of the day & a wealth of ads. Very nice condition. PLEASE NOTE: The photo is for referencing of the type of ad that you will be... See More
September 12, 1849
CHARLESTON COURIER, Charleston, South Carolina, September 12, 1849
Pg. 3 has an ad for the "New Orleans Circus" which includes details and a woodcut of an equestrian performance. Lists North, Stickney & Jones as the proprietors. Archival mend to a small tear along the fold on each leaf, otherwise in nice condition.
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 #180125Literary Collection I Variety Set - Over 50 years of the literary press spanning the Turn of the Century. A set of 5 literary issues containing one each from the 1850's, 1860's-1870's, 1880's-1890's, 1900's-1910's, and 1920's-1930's. Titles include Household Words (edited by Charles Dickens), Outlook, Atlantic Monthly, Scribners, and Harpers Monthly. This is a great way to follow the progression o... See More
January 1, 1850
Illustrating Their World Collection II The Victorian Era - Each set contains 5 illustrated issues, one each from 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s, which include 2 issues of the Illustrated London News and 3 issues of Harpers Weekly. This is a great way to follow news of the day in both textual and print form, including the progression of illustrations from wood engraved prints to photographs... See More
June 14, 1851
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, New York June 14, 1851 Half the ftpg: "View Of Moro Castle". Halfpg: "Burning Of St. Paul's Church, Pittsburgh". Pg. inside has two halfpg. illus: "View Of Brooklyn, New York" & "Landing From An Emigrant Ship". Halfpg: "A Winter Encampment In California". Other news, illustrations and advertisements are within.
Com... See More
Item #153489THE CIRCULAR, Brooklyn, New York 1851 - 1855 A small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as well. An interesting title from this interesting community. This is a complete four page issue in nice condition.
PLEASE NOTE: The photo i... See More
September 20, 1851
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 20, 1851 See the photo below for the nice front page illustration headed: "The Fire Annihilator" with a nice, detailed article on it as well. You get the complete 8 page issue, some damp staining and browning at the margins, some wear at the edges as well. Early & unusual item!
Item #180101An 8 issue set containing one newspaper each from the administrations of Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, James Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan. Note: William Henry Harrison's 1 month administration is now included! This is set 2 of a five part collection.
Item #180028THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, NY, 1850's A lot of 11 issues from the early years of this well-known socialist "commune" (of Oneida flatware/silverware fame), but all in '2nd rate' condition. Small folio size, 4 pages. Small folio size, 4 pages.
Item #180000WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 50 issues, with at least 10 different titles, dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition--not a damaged lot. No pulpish newspapers! A great value. If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 10 folders for this lot.
Item #153252THE FREE CHURCH CIRCULAR, Oneida Reserve, 1850 A periodical from the Oneida Community published by George Noyes. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures approximately 9x6 inches and contains 16 pages.
Item #153126THE WELL-SPRING, Boston, 1851 A little newspaper "Published Weekly, By The Massachusetts Sabbath School Society", as printed in the masthead. Its purpose was described in its prospectus of a few years earlier: "Inasmuch as every juvenile periodical is, and will be perused, to a greater or less extent, on the Sabbath, it is intended that The Well-Spring, like the publications of... See More
Item #153072THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Louisville, Kentucky, 1849. Rare to find newspaper from Kentucky dated before the Civil War. Various news of the day and a tremendous number of advertisements, some of which are illustrated. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures approximately 26x20 inches, four pag... See More
Item #153061DAILY EVENING STANDARD, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1851. A nice, typical newspaper of the day from this famous whaling city on the Massachusetts coast. A wealth of news of the day and advertisements. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures 19x15 inches, four pages. Occasional foxing througout.
Item #153002NEW-ORLEANS PRICE CURRENT, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1851 As the title would suggest, this four page paper is focused on the economy and prices of hundreds of items. But there is some news of the day as well. A wealth of ads, including all of pgs. 1 & 4. Light browning at the margins, generally nice.
May 12, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 12, 1849 A page 3 report headed "Most Afflicting and Fatal Tumults In the City of New York" give details about the riot at the Astor Opera House that resulted in twenty-two deaths. The report says that amond those arrested was Ned Buntline, who supposedly helped precipitate the riot, and was later know for his dime novels and for dubbing William Cody as "Buf... See More
November 6, 1851
THE CIRCULAR, from Brooklyn, New York, dated November 6, 1851 Printed by the Oneida community, this was actually the continuation of the Free Church Circular but was designated as the Vol. I, No. 1 by the editor. Published by the folks of the Oneida Community, this is actually, as stated on page 2, the continuation of the Free Church Circular.
The frontpage of the issue has an interestin... See More
Item #150174FREE CHURCH CIRCULAR, Oneida Reserve, New York, 1850 From shortly after the move to Oneida, N.Y. Rare title.
Complete in 16 pages measuring 8.5 x 5.5 inches with some foxing.
October 17, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Wash., Oct. 17, 1848 Ftpg. has a short article re: Africa (see images).