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October 23, 1807
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 1807 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 shall, within four months...surrender themselves to the commanding officer..... See More
April 13, 1878
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 13, 1878 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 Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the po... 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 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, as well as an acknowledgment that The Chief of the Nation was there, and must be duly recognized...Preside... See More
August 22, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 22, 1835 Page 3 contains various reports of "Elections", and under "Tennessee" is mention that: "...Colonel Crockett was going 'a'head'...". Uncommon mention of the famed Davy Crockett, who would lose this election prompting him to move on to Texas where he would meet his fate at the Alamo just 7 months lat... See More
April 10, 1739
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 10, 1739 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 full red tax stamp on the ftpg., wide never-trimmed margin... See More
April 14, 1787
OLLA PODRIDA, Oxford, England, April 14, 1787 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.
February 8, 1739
THE WARWICK & STAFFORDSHIRE JOURNAL WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, London, March 30, 1737 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 reports from "London".
A four page... 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
June 4, 1680
THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, June 4, 1680 An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. The theme of this issue is a harsh one: "The Life of Pope Silvester the Conjurer, and Several other Succeeding Popes who got the Chair by Magick and confederacy with the Devil."
Attached at the back is a single s... See More
February 25, 1846
VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Feb. 25, 1846 Page 3 has an article: "The Mormon Saints" which includes: "These self-styled saints...are rather a pest to Illinois & such they have been wherever they have congregated...will not leave Nauvoo in the spring..." with more.
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, an old library mend across pg. 2, some fold foxing.
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
October 21, 1797
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 21, 1797 Page 2 has a very historic "Proclamation" signed in script type by the President in which he proclaims that now that the United States Mint is fully operating all foreign coins (Spanish milled dollars excepted): "...will cease to pass current as money within the United States...". The United States now has its own functioning coin... 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
October 18, 1797
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 18, 1797 Much on the situation in France with most of pg. 2 taken up with a report from the "Council Of Five Hundred". Pg. 2 has the notable: "Defeat of the British at Teneriffe" which involved Admiral Nelson (see hyperlink), and a report that: "...that the Marquis de la Fayette & family have been liberate... 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
January 1, 1933
NEW YORK CHRONICLE, no date. This is obviously a movie "prop" newspaper created for a movie made in the year, or about the year, 1933 given the banner headline: "PROHIBITION REPEALED !" with a subhead: "President Signs Bill Legalizing Liquors". The balance of the content is just filler material to give the newspaper a "genuine" look from the peri... 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.
September 27, 1811
COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, September 27, 1811 (No. 271) This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.
In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empire, hence this newspaper being in two languages. This ... See More
May 25, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 25, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "From Mississippi" "Fighting Joe Hooker at Chancellorsville" "Latest From the West--The Enemy Repulsed at Vicksburg--Reported Capture of Helena, Arkansas by General Price--Reinforcements at Vicksburg" "Arrest of an Alleged Spy... See More
Item #628282THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1791 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 Account of the Life & Character of Thomas Hutchins, lat... See More
November 10, 1819
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 10, 1819 The front page has a short article: "The Jews" which notes their persecution, including; "The most dreadful excesses continue to be exercised towards the Jews...The charges against them are that they have grown rich on the necessities of the war & that they riot in luxury; and that M. Rothschild, the richest banker in Europe, assis... See More
May 31, 1814
THE WAR, New York, May 31, 1814 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 - American Official Account" which is on the Battle of For... See More
August 9, 1775
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, Aug. 9, 1775 A great issue on several accounts. Page 2 has a report which reports the Battle of Lexington & Concord, noting: "..from New York...and has brought papers dated the 25th of April last, which mention an engagement having happened on the 19th of the same month with the Bostonians, who killed & wounded 160 of the regulars; a... See More
November 21, 1812
THE WAR, New York, Nov. 21, 1812 The entire front page is taken up with a report datelined "Mobile Settlement, Sept. 30, 1812" and headed: "Our Southern Frontier" which carries over to take one-third of pg. 2. Other War of 1812 reports inside include: "General Orders" "From Lake Ontario" "Northern army" "From Canada" "Improveme... 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 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 Grove" "The Con... See More
March 2, 1778
EXTRA SUPPLEMENT TO THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, March 2, 1778 This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
An unusual "Extra" edition, with the entire front page taken up with a report from the "House of Lords" concerning the American Revolutionary War, bits i... See More
March 9, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 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 for establishing a Society for Relieving the Distresses of Prisoners...". Page 2 has reports fro... See More
October 27, 1670
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 27, 1670 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 interest. This week a congregation was held upon this ... See More
September 20, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE , England, Sept. 20, 1666 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 Fire of London noting: "This day was presen... See More
April 17, 1679
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 17, 1679 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 ipso facto suspected ... See More
January 18, 1888
CANADIAN FREE PRESS, Canadian, Texas, Jan. 18, 1888 An extremely rare newspaper as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only one institution in the country had any holdings of this title, and all have been purchased by us.
Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, some minor margin tears. Somewhat fragile & must be handled carefully.
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.
August 18, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 18, 1777 Page 2 has a few items on the Revolutionary War including: "...advice...of Ticonderoga being in the possession of the King's troops & that Gen. Burgoyne's army was then marching to join Gen. Howe." and: "...that the entire conquest of Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts's Bay is to prece... See More
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 #559614THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, 1840's A lot of five issues from just after Florida’s statehood. All are in “2nd rate” condition (staining, rubbing, close-trimming, etc.), but are not damaged. A very popular lot. Issues from early Florida are very difficult to find and are quite collectible. A great set at a bargain price.
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, 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. Nice condition. The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive. Actual dates vary in the 1760's.
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