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April 3, 1865
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 3, 1865
* Battle of Five Forks - Last important fight of Civil War
* Petersburg VA Virginia - Day Richmond would fall
* Last week prior to Robert E. Lee's surrender
This was the day the Confederate capital of Richmond was taken by the Yankees. See the photos for the great front page, featuring a large Civil War map headed: "THE DECISIVE BATTLE OF T... See More
October 23, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 23, 1861
* Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia
* Leesburg, Virginia
* Frederickton, Missouri
* Camp Wilcat, Kentucky
The ftpg. features a large Civil War map headed: "THE LOWER POTOMAC". Among the ftpg. column heads on the war are: "THE REBELLION" "A Fight in Progress Near Fortress Monroe" "Particulars of the Batt... See More
November 19, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 19, 1861
* Battle of Belmont MO Missouri
* Mathias Point Virginia VA
* 2 original Civil War Maps
The front page features a Civil War map headed: "THE BATTLE AT BELMONT" and page 4 also has a map headed: "Sketch of Mathias Point, Potomac River".
Among the many column heads on the war are: "Official Accounts of the Battle of Belmont"... See More
November 20, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 20, 1861
* Battle of Port Royal South Carolina
* Tennessee movements
* Civil War original with 2 maps
The front page has a large map titled: "THE NAVAL VICTORY AT PORT ROYAL" and another map on page 8 is titled: "STRATEGIC MOVEMENTS IN TENNESSEE".
Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "OUR FORCES AT PORT ROYAL" &quo... See More
August 23, 1777
THE LONDON GAZETTE, Aug. 23, 1777
* Revolutionary War
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
This is a terrific issue. The entire front page is taken up with text headed: "...Letter from Hon. General Wm. Howe to Lord G. Germain, New York, July 5, 1777" signed by him in type: W. Howe, & another from "…Howe to George Germaine dated July 15, 1777".
Page 2 has a... See More
October 10, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798
* President John Adams
* Ulster County, New York
Page 2 has and: "Address" prefaced with: "Among the numerous addresses presented to the President few, if any, have been better expressed than the following." signed: James Oliver. This is followed by the President's reply signed: John Adams.
Fou... See More
February 13, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, February 13, 1864 Among the front page items are: "A Victory Near Charleston" "The enemy Again Advancing on The Peninsula" "Important Movement In Mississippi", "The Courts", "City Intelligence" "A Picture of Charleston Under Fire" "Telegraphic Reports..." and a few smaller items. Also man... See More
February 1, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 1, 1864 The front page has some nice war-related content, including items headed: "The Farmers & the New Conscription" "City Intelligence" "The Spring Campaign of the Enemy in Virginia--Important Developments" which takes over 2 columns; plus 3 letters concerning battles (see for portions).
The back page has the alway... See More
January 17, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, January 17, 1863
* From the capital of the Confederacy
Not only a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederate States. The ftpg. has: "Late Northern News" and a report from Charleston, and: "The Blockading Ashore--Surrender of Officers & Men--No Tidings of the Fleet" and also much reporting ... See More
March 19, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 19, 1863
* From the capital of the Confederacy
* Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart
The front page has some nice war-related content including items: "From Fredericksburg" "From Fredericksburg--The Ball Opened--The Enemy Cross The River, But Are Driven Back With Great Loss" which has much details and also includes three dis... See More
May 10, 1862
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, May 10, 1862
* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing
* General P. G. T. Beauregard's official rpt.
* From the capital of the Confederacy
The ftpg. has much on: "YORKTOWN" "Our Former Position & Strength There--The State of our Whole Line--Daily Picket Fights--Brilliant Affair at Dam No. 2--Vast Preparations & Expectations ... See More
September 15, 1861
SUNDAY DELTA, New Orleans, Sept. 15, 1861
* Rare Confederate title
* From the deep South
* Battle of Carnifex Ferry
Among the front page items are: "The War On the Potomac" "The War in Missouri" "The War in Western Virginia" "The Civil War in America".
Inside includes: "The Fight In Western Virginia" 'Rosecranz's Army Badly W... See More
October 20, 1842
EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Oct. 20, 1842
* Anti-slavery newspaper from Boston
* Much on politics and related slavery issues
* Engraving of The Cedar of Lebanon
A newspaper focused on freedom for slaves. Page 2 has an illustrated notice for: "James G. Birney for President..."for the Liberty ticket.
Articles include: "J.G. Whittier's Letter of Acceptance... See More
Item #662379THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1790
Near the back of the issue are nearly two pages concerning an "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France" which includes a letter signed by the King: Louis, as well as an "Address to the Queen" with "The Queen's Answer" (see photos for portions). Both Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette would be behe... See More
January 4, 1666
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 4, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)
* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had
This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from Lond... See More
February 23, 1884
TRUTH, San Francisco, California, Feb. 23, 1884 During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.
The ftpg. has: "William Morris" "What the Poet, Artist, Decorator and Socialist Has to Say" "He Writes A 'Fable' for the People"
Four pages, archival... See More
October 3, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 3, 1791 The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, Sept. 9, 1791" with the text including: "The sales of the lots in the Federal City will commence on Monday the 17th...commissioners finding they may engage materials & workmen for the Public Buil... See More
October 8, 1811
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT, Concord, Oct. 8, 1811
* Prelude to the Battle of Tippecanoe
* Indian - Native Americans on Wabash River
Page 3 has a note concerning the arrival: "...500 troops...proceeded on towards Vincennes...to join the regulars; and thence to proceed up the Wabash to the Prophet's town and intend building a fort; and if the Indians make the least resistance no dou... See More
December 30, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1795
* President George Washington reply
* State of the Union Address response
The ftpg. has: "Congressional Summary - Congress of the United States" with prefacing remarks noting: "...members of the House...waited on the President of the United States at his own house, where the Speaker delivered the following 'ADDRESS' In a... See More
October 4, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 4, 1666
* The Great London Fire period coverage
* Among the earliest newspapers to be had
One of the greatest calamities and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666. Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publish... See More
May 21, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 21, 1789
* George Washington's presidential election victory
An inside page has a very historic report, noting the election of George Washington as the very first President of the United States.
The full report can be seen in the photos, however portions include: "A letter from New York...says, 'That the Federal Congress was convened...w... See More
November 5, 1776
ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Nov. 5, 1776
* American Revolutionary War
* New York City captured
* General William Howe
This is a very significant issue, as most of the front page is taken up with reports on the historic capture of New York City by the British, beginning with the report from the noted: "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of Nov. 4 which includes the l... See More
August 16, 1856
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Aug. 16, 1856 The ftpg. features a portrait of: "John C. Fremont" with a related article on his life.
Other prints inside include: "Sketches In Africa" "Marine Barracks, Charleston Navy Yard" in Mass.; "Scene on South Boston Bridge" and more.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.
June 6, 1937
THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, a trio of issues dated May 9, 16, and June 6, 1937 Each issue reports one of the triple crown races won by War Admiral: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes respectively. See the photos for the coverage and photos of each.
Each issue complete, various tears & some chipping at margins. The May 16 issue has a piece cut from the sports page bu... See More
August 1, 1776
"A Map of the Present Seat of War in North America" A very nice map which records show appeared in the "Westminster Magazine", London, the August, 1776 issue.
The map measures 8 by 10 inches and shows from Northern Florida to Newfoundland and west to the Missouri River. A very detailed map from during the midst of the Revolutionary War.
Bit close-trimmed at the bottom m... See More
February 23, 1888
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 23, 1888
* Walt Whitman's "Old Salt Kossabone" - 1st appearance
Near the bottom of page 6 is the printing of a poem: "Old Salt Kossabone" by Walt Whitman as noted at its conclusion. This was the very first printing of this Whitman poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, and is very significant as such.
Twelve pages, some margin tea... See More
August 7, 1914
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 7, 1914 A nice issue from the very earliest month of World War I, long before American became involved.
Among column heads on the front page: "GERMANS OCCUPY LIEGE" "Fight Their Way Into the Streets of the City Itself" "The Forts Still Hold Out, However" "These Must be Taken If Any Military Advantage is to Be Gained" &q... See More
May 4, 1936
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, May 4, 1936
* Joe DiMaggio's MLB debut
* New York Yankees
* Major league baseball MLB
* From his hometown publication
The sports page has a nice headline: "DIMAGGIO GETS 3 HITS IN N.Y. DEBUT" with subhead: "Joe Blasts Triple - 'Nervous At First' "with more. Plus a nice photo of Joe DiMaggio at bat.
Much is made of him h... See More
August 12, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 12, 1876
* Henry Morton Stanley
* Africa exploration w/ map
Page 2 is consumed by a very large map and descriptive text on Stanley's exploration of Africa, the map headed: "THE SOURCES OF THE NILE. New Map Showing Stanley's Explorations..." plus the first column has heads: "STANLEY" "His Last Letter form the Heart of Africa" ... See More
November 30, 1942
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 30, 1942
* Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire
* Worst nighclub disaster in U.S. history
* 492 would be the total dead - PHOTOS
The front page has a three column headline: "BOSTON FIRE DEATH TOLL 440; NIGHT CLUB HOLOCAUST LAID TO BUS BOY'S LIGHTED MATCH" with subheads that include: "Throng Seared by Flame In Spread of 15 Seconds" "Many More Dying... See More
June 21, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 21, 1803
* Parson Weems book advertisement
* President George Washington biography
The top of the back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the Hist... See More
June 21, 1867
NEW-YORK HERALD, June 21, 1867
* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly
* William H. Seward - Russia
The top of page ten has: "Washington" "Proclamation by the President--Ratification of the Treaty With Russia" which formalized the controversial purchase of Alaska.
The proclamation states in part: "Whereas, The Treaty between the United States...and His M... See More
May 6, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 6, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln's burial
* Springfield, Illinois funeral
All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered in memory of the recent death of Abraham Lincoln with front page column heads including 'THE ASSASSINATION" "What the Government Can Prove" "A Crushing "Weight of Evidence" "Starling Developments to be Made!&q... See More
April 4, 1865
EVENING WHIG, Richmond, Virginia, April 4, 1865 A terrific issue, being what we believe to be just the second issue published under Yankee control since the fall of the Confederate capital. Although not printed on the issue sources note this is vol. 1, no. 2 under Yankee control, with April 4 being the first. I can find no record of an April 5 issue being published & Gregory does not sho... See More
July 10, 1938
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, a six issue set covering the historic Howard Hughes around the world trip, dates of July 10 thru 15, 1938.
* Aviator Howard Hughes
* Airplane flight around World
Each issue is complete and has a nice banner headline on the trip save for the July 10 issue which has a brief ftpg. announcement headed: "Hughes And Four Aids Ready To Start 3,641 Mile Flight To Paris".
... See More
January 18, 1936
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, Jan. 18, 1936 The ftpg. has one column heads: "DEATH COMES TO KIPLING" "Famous Writer Succumbs in London Hospital Today" with a photo captioned: "Rudyard Kipling".
Complete in 8 pages, very nice condition.
January 14, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
* Battle of Bennington & much more
This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead... See More
July 27, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776
* Battle of the Cedars
* Invasion of Canada campaign
* John Hancock & George Washington
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. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the De... See More
November 11, 1775
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775
* American Revolutionary War at the beginning
* Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley
* General George Washington bounty
Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susqu... See More
April 24, 1879
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, April 24, 1879
* Actor Edwin Booth & Mark Gray
* Attempted assassination (1st report)
* Early Arizona mining discoveries
Page 4 has an article headed: "'A CRAZY CRITIC" "Edwin Booth Narrowly Escapes Assassination" "Two Shot Fired at the Distinguished Actor" and more on the brother of John Wilkes Booth.
Page 3 ... See More
May 11, 1884
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 11, 1884
* Buffalo Bill Cody
* Wild West Show ad
* Much on baseball
Page 11 is mostly taken with with reports on over 20 baseball games, including the box scores. Uncommon to find such lengthy baseball coverage in a single issue.
Page 12 has as a feature advertisement one headed: "Last Day! Last Day! Last Day!" "Buffalo Bill's Wild We... See More
November 26, 1771
MIDDLESEX JOURNAL: OR, CHRONICLE OF LIBERTY, London, November 26, 1771
* Very early use of the word "California"
A page 3 report from "Madrid" says: "The riches discovered at Senora, in new Andalusia, on the Coast of California, in South America, are immense. One gold mine has been discovered within 14 leagues of the Presidency del Altar where from 14 pits at a... See More
November 1, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 1, 1794
* John Jay letter
* Conflicts at sea
Most of the first column is taken up with a letter signed in type by: John Jay, such letters rarely found in period newspaper. It concerns the problem with British impressment of American sailors and the seizure of ships. Various news of the day inside.
Four pages, light damp staining, generally good condit... See More
October 10, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 10, 1885
* Early baseball print
The full ftpg. has 2 prints on: "Canada - The Anti-Vaccination Riots at Montreal...".
The prime print inside would be the very nice halfpg. captioned: "Illinois - The Struggle for the Baseball Championship - The Third & Deciding Game Between the Chicago and New York Clubs..." which s... See More
July 23, 1881
THE VALLEY REVIEW, Lodi, Calif. July 23, 1881
* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang
* Rock Island railroad train robbery
Page 2 has a report headed: "The Missouri Train Robbery", being the infamous Rock Island Railroad train robbery at Winston by Jesse James & his gang. The report includes in part: "...four rough appearing men got on the train with handkerchiefs held ab... See More
January 28, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 28, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln's journey to Washington D.C.
* President elect - pre inauguration
Page 5 has: "The Lincoln Regime" "The New Administration Still in Favor of Coercion" and "The Day Fixed for the Departure of the President Elect for Washington". Also a subhead: "Mr. Lincoln's Departure For Washington" which begin... See More
November 9, 1864
THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, Nov. 9, 1864
* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy
Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period. Here is an issue from the midst of the war, one of the earliest war-dated issues we have offered in recent years.
The front page has over 2 columns taken up with a terrific speech given by Jeff... See More
February 5, 1684
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 5, 1684 (note that by today's calendar the year would be 1685)
* Charles II of England death close
The top of the front page, set in larger-than-normal italic type, is a very timely and significant report on the ill health of the King. Indeed, he would die the day after the publication of this issue, February 6, which would be reported in the... See More
December 30, 1799
FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, Dec. 30, 1799
* George Washington death (1st report)
* Historic & Highly sought item
Reports on the death of Washington remain among the more desired, and scarce, newspapers of the post-Revolutionary War era. Rarely have we been able to offer a first report: this is one.
Page 3 has a report taking over hal... See More
October 22, 1898
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 22, 1898
* 1st electric toy train: ad for Carlisle and Finch
* 1st automobile advertisement - horseless carriage
For the model railroad hobbyist & car enthusiast this issue has two significant advertisements.
First, an illustrated ad for the very first electric toy train: "Carlisle & Finch Co." of Cincinnati, Ohio. The ad is... See More
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