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June 5, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 5 and 12 1824 This is a pair of issues which, between them, include a lengthy article headed: "Suppression of the Slave Trade--Convention For The Suppression of the African Slave Trade. The June 5 issue has an introductory letter signed in type by the President: James Monroe, followed by the "slave trade" article which takes over 6 pages a... See More
December 31, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 31, 1814 Certainly the prime content of this issue is the detailed page 3-6 coverage of the British attack on Washington, D.C., one article headed: "The Goths at Washington" with the report from Paris telling of the destruction of the many fine buildings in the nation's capital (see photos for portions).... See More
Further on is another
Further on is another
August 5, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5, 1815 Although this issue has a wealth of news from across the country & elsewhere, certainly the content of prime historical significance is the account of the Battle of Waterloo, being the official report by Wellington of his victory over Napoleon. His account is prefaced with: "...have the following British official accoun... See More
April 28, 1750
THE RAMBLER, London, April 28, 1750 An uncommon periodical done by the Samuel Johnson. Johnson was one of the most important English writers of the eighteenth century. It's long been traditional to refer to the second half of the eighteenth century as "the age of Johnson". While working on the Dictionary, for which he is perhaps most famous, he published a series of periodical ... See More
November 13, 1750
THE RAMBLER, London, November 13, 1750 An uncommon periodical done by the Samuel Johnson. Johnson was one of the most important English writers of the eighteenth century. It's long been traditional to refer to the second half of the eighteenth century as "the age of Johnson". While working on the Dictionary, for which he is perhaps most famous, he published a series of periodic... See More
December 25, 1792
THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, December 25, 1792 A nice "typical" folio-size newspaper from the 18th century. There is a wealth of news of the day on the front page and inside pages with some ads scattered throughout as well.
Complete in four pages in very nice condition. Partial red tax stamp is on page three.
September 16, 1931
THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, September 16, 1931
* Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
* Fight for India's independence
* The Mahatma
The front page has a one column heading: "GANDHI FEARS DEFEAT, WAR"(see) Coverage on the Second Round Table Conference in London.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 22 pages, light toning, a little irregular along the spine, ... See More
March 27, 1841
THE SCOTTISH JOURNAL, New York, March 27, 1841 Obviously a newspaper for Scottish-Americans. The masthead has a thistle-themed engraving. Various literary items & other content.
Eight pages, light damp staining, 10 1/2 by 15 inches, generally nice.
September 14, 1931
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 14, 1931
* Mahatma Gandhi visits London
* Kingsley Hall radio speech
The front page has one column headings that include: "GANDHI IN RADIO PLEA ASKS AMERICA TO AID" "India Shows World Way to Peace in Her Non-Violent Struggle for Freedom, He Says" and more. Complete text of his speech on page 6.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the d... See More
May 25, 1881
TRI-WEEKLY FREE PRESS, Detroit, May 25, 1881
* Excursion steamer Victoria disaster
* London, Ontario, Canada
The front page has a one column heading: "TERRIBLE CALAMITY" with subheads. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, good condition.
July 11, 1921
THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE, Pennsylvania, July 11, 1921
* Bloody Sunday - day of violence
* Belfast, Northern Ireland
* Irish War of Independence
The front page has a two column heading: "15 KILLED AND 100 HURT ON EVE OF IRISH TRUCE" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Belfast's Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland during the Irish War of Independence.
Other news, sports and... See More
December 20, 1804
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The National Intelligencer, Dec. 7, 1808, U.S. Gazette for the Country, June 1, 1809; Boston Gazette, Dec. 20, 1804; New England Palladium, April 27, 1802; and New York Herald, April 30, 1803. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newsp... See More
August 28, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 26, 1758, Aug. 28, 1760, May 17, 1764, Aug. 1, 1765, & Oct. 28, 1773. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures... See More
May 23, 1728
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, May 23, 1728 The front page is a terrific item noting: "The government are about contracting with the proper undertakes for transporting the felons, convicts, being about 80 in number, to his Majesty's Plantations in America."." Although it was known that convicts were occasionally shipped off to the American colonies, it is exceedingly rare to ... See More
April 21, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Winchester, England, April 21, 1795 This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a brief item mentioned Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest woman's rights advocates, with mention of her most famous book: "The ... See More
October 31, 1863
THE TRI-WEEKLY MERCURY, Charleston, South Carolina, Oct. 31, 1863 Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles in the market. Ftpg. war reports include: "Letter From Richmond" "A Raid In The Gulf" "A Yankee View of the Battle of Chickamauga" "The Confederate States--A Nation" "The Situation At Charleston" "The Rebel Rams In Englan... See More
February 1, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 1, 1820 Pages 1 and 2 have wide black "mourning" rules for the death of King George II of England, with both pages containing official instructions as to how to wear appropriate mourning garb. Other items concerning mourning for the recent death of the King (see).
Terrific to have these reports in the London Gazette, the official mouthpiece of the... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1749 Among the interesting items in this issue are: "A Surprisingly rational Speech of a Hen", "Medical Virtues of the Snake Root", "Ceremony of Opening the Radcliffe Library", "French at Tobago" and much more.... See More
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news events
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news events
July 13, 1876
AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, July 13, 1876 Page 7 has: "Summary Of News" which includes a brief report of the Custer massacre: "The disastrous fight between Gen. Custer's command & the Sioux Indians on June 25th resulted in the death of Gen. Custer, together with 13 officers and from 200 to 300 men." Also a report of the death of Gen. Santa Anna, and of notific... See More
December 15, 1930
THE DETROIT NEWS, December 15, 1930
* New York Giants vs. Norte Dame Fighting Irish
* Charity football game for NYC unemployed
* Knute Rockne's last game
The front page of the sport's section (page 21) has a banner headline: "FRIEDMAN'S PROS OUTSMART ROCKNE'S OLD STARS" with subheads and a few small photos. (see) This was Knute Rockne's very last football gam... See More
August 21, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 21, 1779 Included is an: "Extract of a Letter from Rhode Island dated May, 1779" which includes in part: "...Very recent accounts from the Susquehannah inform us that a party of Col. butler's loyalists and Indians had cut off the settlements at Penn's valley, and afterwards retired without losing a man." (see)
Nearly two-... See More
December 22, 1929
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 22, 1929
* re. William Desmond Taylor murder
* Irish-American Hollywood actor and director
The front page has one column headings: "SAYS ACTRESS MURDERED TAYLOR" "Ex-Governor Richardson of California Asserts Efforts to Try Her Were Blocked" and more. (see) This murder is still unsolved to this day.
Other news, sports and advertisements of th... See More
October 10, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 10, 1778 Inside has most of a page taken up with a discussion of the Revolutionary War in America, prefaced with: "Sir, having a leisure hour on my hands, I sit down to send you a few cursory thoughts on the hackneyed subject of the American contest..." which begins: "That the operations of our troops in America have not been so succes... See More
September 2, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 2, 1780 Page 2 has a report from Boston (see photos for full text), as well as other news which includes: "Some accounts from America say that notwithstanding the capture of Charlestown [Charleston] the Carolinas are preparing to send their members to Congress as usual...That General Clinton's detachments have all failed, being unable to atta... 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
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
February 20, 1679
THE PROTESTANT (DOMESTICK) INTELLIGENCE, OR NEWS BOTH FROM CITY AND COUNTRY, London, England, February 20, 1679 (1680 by today's calendar). Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a newspaper by Benjamin Harris. Harris was the first newspaper publisher in the colonies, having published "Public Occurrences Both Foreign & Domestick" in Boston in 1690. It lasted for only one issue.
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May 28, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789
* African slave trade
* William Wilberforce
* Botany Bay - Australia
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... See More
November 26, 1681
THE CURRANT INTELLIGENCE, London, Nov. 26, 1681 This is an extremely rare, single sheet newspaper which lasted for just over a year under this title. Crane & Kaye notes that only one American institution has this issue.
The back page has a few mentions of merchant ships bound to or from Barbados & Jamaica, as well as the rescue of a floundering French ship with its ungrateful sailor... See More
Item #643771THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1739
* Much on the Liberty of the Press
* George Whitefield, Methodism, Catholicism, and Judaism
* Surrender of Belgrade
This issue has multiple noteworthy articles, one of which includes nearly two pages regarding the Liberty of the Press written by Hurgo Hickrad (*likely Philip Yorke, the 1st Earl of Hardwicke).
Another articl... See More
February 19, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 19, 1820 A terrific issue on the funeral for King George III with a ftpg. announcement: "The interment of His late Most Sacred Majesty, of Blessed Memory, took place in the Royal Chapel of St. George, withi9nt the Castle of Windsor, on Wednesday evening the 16th instant. An account of the solemnities observed upon that melancholy occasion will appear to... See More
January 25, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 25, 1820 The front page is black-bordered for the announcement of the death of the 4th son of King George III, the page reading: "Yesterday morning, at ten o'clock; departed this life, at Sidmouth, after a short illness, His Royal Highness Edward Duke of Kent and Strathern, His Majesty's fourth son, to the great grief of all the Royal Family.&qu... See More
July 7, 1720
THE POST-BOY, London, England, July 7, 1720 The back page has a nice report beginning: "Several persons concern'd in the effectual settling and improving all the Bahama Islands, under the Rt. Hon. Wm. Lord Craven's Title, do hereby, pursuant to an advertisement by them lately publish'd, give notice to all carpenters, smiths, sawyers, brickmakers, bricklayers, masons, and other... See More
December 24, 1930
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 24, 1930
* Knute Rockne suffering from exhaustion
* Notre Dame Fighting Irish football coach
The sport's section (page 9) has a two column heading: "Rockne, Suffering From Fatigue, Is Warned He Must Take Rest From Many Activities" (see) Rockne would be killed in a airplane crash a few months later.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day.... See More
Item #643600OUR COUNTRY HOME, New York, May 1889
* Robert Todd Lincoln print
* Abraham's last surviving child
The middle of the ftpg. features a print of Robert Todd Lincoln, the only one of Lincoln's four sons to live into adulthood. Also a ftpg. article: "Robert Todd Lincoln, Minister to England" (see).
Sixteen pages, 10 1/4 by 14 inches, minimal wear.... See More
October 24, 1947
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, October 24, 1947
* Bar Harbor, Maine fire
* Mount Desert Island
* Acadia National Park
The front page has a nice banner headline announcing: "FLEE BAR HARBOR FIRE BY LAND AND SEA; 325 BLAZES ARE BATTLED IN THIS STATE" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the Mount Desert Island fire disaster. Nice to have in the issue from New Englan... See More
June 20, 1932
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 20, 1932
* Vannie Higgins shot & killed
* NYC mobster - prohibition bootlegger
* "Brooklyn's Last Irish Boss"
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "VANNIE HIGGINS DIES, SILENT ON SLAYERS; POLICE MYSTIFIED" with subheads. (see) Lengthy first report coverage continues inside with photo. Always nice to have notable events in ... See More
August 15, 1678
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 15, 1678
* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had
This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2... See More
June 19, 1932
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1932
* Vannie Higgins shot (killed)
* NYC mobster - prohibition bootlegger
* "Brooklyn's Last Irish Boss"
The front page has a one column heading: "VANNIE HIGGINS SHOT; DAUGHTER, 7, ALSO HIT" with subheads. (see) He would die on this day from his wounds. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous pu... See More
December 17, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1778 A full page is taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings" which includes various discussions on the Revolutionary War. Some bits include: "...that in the late attack on Rhode Island, General Pigot had been forced to slacken his fire for want of powder, not having in the garrison more than eight days ammunition..." and "...... See More
September 1, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778 Page 2 has: "An address of the Oneida Sachems to a party of young warriors, bound to Gen. Washington...", for those joining the military forces under Washington, and including in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment in this case will resound through the American army, be noticed by General... See More
June 9, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1781 Near the back is a letter of thanks signed in type by: Cornwallis, concerning a letter of congratulations from the House of Commons on his victory in the colonies (likely Guilford Court House). This is followed by a letter from New York which includes: "We have lately taken another rebel; mail...Sir Henry Clinton knows the state of the rebels,... See More
March 6, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 6, 1781 Page 2 has a letter from New York with war-related news including: "...account from Staten Island today, the revolted Jersey brigade is said to be disbanded...together with the revolt of the Pennsylvania line makes a dissolution in the continental army of about sixteen or 1700 men; a number they will scarcely be able to recruit again...Was... See More
October 28, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 28, 1780 The front page has a letter from New York which includes: "The French flag is now flying on the other side of the river, about Paulus Hooke, & Washington is erecting batteries, but am apprehensive will desist soon as his men desert fast & are glad at being near the river. The British were to make a sally upon them yesterday. Thi... See More
May 30, 1780
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, May 30, 1780 On the front page under "London" is part of a letter from Amsterdam stating: "...that several English gentlemen have been in company with the celebrated Paul Jones, who relate that he is proud & haughty, and can talk nothing of sea affairs; however, he has the good manners not to speak disrespectfully of the English; the ... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1752 An inside page has an extremely significant article titled: "A Cut and Description of a Machine, easily constructed, for making the Experiment by which Franklin's new Theory of Thunder is demonstrated" with descriptive text showing how this experiment works. Each piece of the illustration is identified as well. A great and ear... See More
Item #643505THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1694 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, and Mi... See More
Item #643503GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1758 The prime features of this issue are the two maps, one being a full page plate titled: "A Map of the Rhine Between Wesel & Duseldorp..." (see), and the other a foldout map measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches titled "A Complete Chart of the Coast of France from Ostend, to Cape Finisterra, including the Opposite Coast of the British Chan... See More
December 10, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 10, 1789 The first and second columns on page 7 contains the report of George Barrington's trial at Old Bailey (see background below).
Page 3 also describes a slave revolt in Martinique which includes a letter from the former (?) slaves signed: "All The Negroes." The letter states: "We know that the King has made us free; we expect ... See More
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