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DAILY GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1896
* Jack the Ripper executed ?
* Whitechapel murderer
The top of pg. 3 has column heads: WAS HE THE RIPPER?" "The Startling Statement Made by Carl Feigenbaum's Counsel" 'A Reputable Lawyer's Belief "Thinks the Man Electrocuted for Murder at Sing Sing Yesterday Was None Other Than the Fiend Who Ter... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 12, 1787
* Shays' Rebellion perpetrators
* Berkshire County, Massachusetss
Page 2 has a "Letter from New York" reporting on the Shays' Rebellion, noting: "...that since the defeating & taking such a number of rebel prisoners in Berkshire...matters are pretty quiet...does not appear any thing remains to be done in Mass. but to try... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1871
* Peshtigo fire disaster
* Wisconsin forest
* Victoria Woodhull
The significant print is the very dramatic double page centerfold captioned: "Forest Fires In The West--The Burning of Peshtigo", Wisconsin. This fire, which occurred on the same day as the more famous Chicago Fire & consequently received much less press attentio... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 24, 1787 The bottom of the back page has a report noting "...from North America, which mention that several Indian Chiefs who had assembled for the purpose of holding a council, hostile to the United States, had been surprised & put to death by a party of the American army. The celebrated Joseph Brendt...and another chief escaped the massac... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 14, 1787
* Massacre of Captain James Moore & his family in Abbs Valley
Page 2 has a report: "The divisions & disaffection of the people of North America...rendered it necessary for Congress to adopt some mode which might tend to unite the several states together; for which purpose they began by the massacre of the Indian Chiefs who had... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 17, 1787
* Daniel Shay & rebellion perpetrators
* Shays' Rebellion ending ?
The back page has a report on the Shays' Rebellion noting: "...that Gen. Lincoln was continuing to disperse the insurgents in the state of Massachusetts, that Shays was said to be nearly deserted by all his followers;...that he has still 1500 men with him..... See More
* English Highwayman Dick Turpin
* Execution (hanging) at York, England
* Early Georgia - James Oglethorpe
Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice report of the execution of the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin. See the hyperlink for much more on him. The report includes: "The notorious Richard Turpin, and John
SUPPLEMENT TO THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, 1784 This "supplemental" issue produced at the end of the year begins with a nearly 6 page article: "A Summary Account of the Various Advantages Resulting from the Voyages of Discovery, Undertaken & Performed during the Present Reign: With an Accurate Chart of the N.W. Coast of America, and N.E. Coast of Asia, as Explored by th... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 20, 1787
* Creek Indians Nation - Georgia
The front page has a report noting: "...that the Indian war which threatened the province of Georgia, is happily blown over as a treaty was concluded with the Creeks. The principal articles of the treaty are..." with more on these details (see), carrying over to pg. 2.
Eight pages, never bound nor ... See More
THE EVENING POST, London, Aug., 28, 1714 An early issue of this famous title from England, the ftpg. having reports from Stockholm, Hamburg and Amsterdam. More European reports on page 2.
This is just the front leaf of a 4 page issue, lacking the back leaf. As such a nice issue for display in nice condition. Measures 7 1/4 by 9 1/4 inches.
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 26-30, 1666
* Earliest of newspapers to be had
* English Civil War conspirators
This is a very early issue (issue #48) of the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started just the previous year in 1665. And this is a pre "Great Fire" of London issue, which was reported in the issues of early September, 1666. The ftpg... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 1935
* Aga Khan III thoroughbred racehorse Bahram
* Wins Epsom Derby - Surrey, England UK
* Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah
Page 27 has a seven column headline: "250,000 Watch the Aga Khan's Bahram Annex Epsom Downs Derby" with subheads and photo. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, s... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 17, 1936
* Negro star athlete Jesse Owens suspended
* Berlin Olympic games come to an end
Unusual that the front page has a sports headline, this being a 2 column heading: "A.A.U. Suspends Owens; He Refused to Go on Tour" with subhead: "Coach Charges Sports Body Cares Only 'for Its 10%' -- All Indications Are the Olympic Hero Will Turn P... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1935
* Silver Jubilee celebration in United Kingdom
* King George V and Queen Mary of Teck
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "BRITAIN ACCLAIMS RULER IN PAGEANT UNSURPASSED IN HISTORY OF THE EMPIRE" with subheads. (see) Much more on the following pages with 2 related photos. Loads of text. Always nice to have notable events in history r... See More
PRESCOTT JOURNAL MINER, Arizona, August 20, 1932
* Jim Mollison makes it
* Airplane - aviation
* 1st solo Atlantic flight (W to E)
The front page has a banner headline: "LONDON FLYER MAKES NEW BRUNSWICK SAFELY" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean from West to East. Maybe not as significant as Lindbergh's flight but sti... See More
* Pithole, Pennsylvania & more
The back page begins with: "THE PETROLEUM FIELDS" "Survey of the Venango Region" "Personnel of the Excursion" "At Corry" "Down to Oil Creek" "Pithole" and more, the reporting taking 1 1/3 columns. Also within: "THE FENIAN CONGRESS" "The
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 13, 1870
* Orange Riots ( 1st of two)
* New York City
* Irish Protestants & Catholics
The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "BLOODY RIOT" "The Feud Between the Orangemen and the Catholics Renewed" "Terrible Fight At elm Park" "A Picnic Party of Protestant Irishmen Assailed" and more. (see) First ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 4, 1815 Inside: "Books--Jefferson's Library" is a nice article concerning his private collection which was purchased by the Library of Congress to act as its foundation following destruction by the British during the War of 1812. It includes: "...The obliging & liberal manner in which Mr. Jefferson allowed us the free use of ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 30, 1932
* Alice Liddell Hargreaves visits America
* Alice in Wonderland fame
* The Mad Hatter
Page 17 has a one column heading: "REAL ALICE PREFERS THE CHESHIRE CAT" with subheads and photo of Liddell arriving from England. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do no
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1787 Inside has a "Letter from New York" which mentions in part: The Congress have it in contemplation to send some vessels of force into the European seas, particularly into the Mediterranean, to protect the trade of the United States..." with more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 24, 1787 The front page; contains the: "Copy of the French Minister's Letter, Mons. Calonne, to Mr. Jefferson, the American Ambassador at Paris..." which details the various economic agreements between France & England in terms of duties, trading, etc. (see).
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition. ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1935
* Grand National horse race (steeplechase)
* Reynoldstown thoroughbred racehorse
The sport's section (page 19) has a banner headline: "250,000 See Reynoldstown, Ridden by Owner's Son, Win the Grand National" with subheads and two photos. (see) First report coverage on 1935 Grand National horse race at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool. A... See More
There are three articles on Prince of Orange. Another page has an article which includes a print: "Method of Fixing a Machine for Land Measure" (see). Another article is titled
THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 28, 1726
* Rare & early title
My notes show this is the earliest of this title we have offered. Content is entirely European, mostly war-related. A handsome issue and a great "type" issue for any collection as the margins were never trimmed, it has a very nice red ink tax stamp on page 3, various foxing at folds, some ru... See More
THE WHITEHALL EVENING POST OR LONDON INTELLIGENCER, England, Dec. 16, 1758 A very handsome issue with a very detailed engraving in the masthead, a red tax stamp on the ftpg., never bound nor trimmed, and in great condition. The ftpg. has various "London Intelligence" with pages 2, 3 & 4 almost entirely taken up with advertisements.
MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, April 3, 1773
* Early Mississippi & Ohio Rivers
Filled with European news with a small bit on the back page noting: "Those gentlemen who are petitioning for lands on the Ohio and Mississippi are ordered to attend Lord Dartmouth on Thursday next, at the Plantation Office, to consider farther on their petitions."
Four pa... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 24, 1932
* Augusta, Lady Gregory death
* Irish playwright & folklorist
* Amelia Earhart's recent solo flight
Page 19 has a one column heading: "LADY GREGORY DEAD; IRISH PLAYWRIGHT" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager.
Other news, sports and adve... See More
One of the earliest reported flights of a hot air balloon... On the Treaty of Peace... The capital at Williamsburg?
JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, Sept. 13, 1783 Page 2 has a report headed: "The Areostatic Sphere" with details, from a letter from Paris dated Aug. 29, of a very early flight (preceding other reports) which happened on August 27. It begins: "A flying globe of near 13 get diameter, weighting between 25 and 30 pounds, committed to the winds in the Champ de Mars, the 27th... See More
* Thomas Paine kicked out of the French National Convention
* Great 18th century print of Arundel Castle
The most noteworthy content is a lengthy article on: "Proceedings of the National Convention in France" includes: "...Thomas Paine, with all the other foreigne... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 2, 1773 An inside page has a report headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline, beginning: "Letters from West Florida inform us that it is thought the seat of government will be removed to the Mississippi & that a new Custom House is actually established at Manchack..." (see). Other news and ads of the day.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by ... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 14, 1773 A brief item headed "America" gives recent political appointments in Philadelphia (see). Otherwise various news of the day, mostly from England, with advertisements as well.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, good condition.
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 9, 1760 Most of page 3 is taken up with a letter "By an Assembly of Brethren called Quakers". Another page has half a column of news under: "America" with New York, Philadelphia, and Boston datelines (see). The first report includes: "By the Albany post...have advice that the brave Major Rogers has had another brush with the French... See More
THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, July 7, 1923
* Goldfield, Nevada
* Fire disaster
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "$1,500,000 FIRE WIPES OUT LAST OF BOOM TOWNS" with subhead. (see)
wikipedia notes: In 1923, a fire caused by a moonshine still explosion destroyed most of the town's flammable buildings. Some brick and stone buildings from before the ... See More
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, June 26, 1783
* Closing events in the Revolutionary War
Page 2 has a report headed: "Petition of the American Loyalists" which includes: "...it stated the loss of fortunes, situations, and preferments incurred by the persons to whom the petitioners were agents in consequence of their having, in obedience to the solemn call of his Maje... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Sept. 22, 1792
* General John Burgoyne death
* V.P. John Adams' character
Most of the ftpg is taken up with: "General Post Office" with a huge listing of the various post roads from town to town. Page 3 has a small item on the character of Vice President John Adams. Another items begins: "It gives us great pleasures...to f... See More
* Early and rare 18th century map
* Atlantic Ocean - West Indies
Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "A New Map or Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean, with part of Europe, Africa, and America: Shewing the Course of the Galleons, Flota etc. to and from the West Indies." This
* Early regarding electricity
* Much on the death of Admiral John Byng
The first article is: "State of our African Settlements" taking over a full page. Other articles include: "Utility of a Tax Upon Dogs" "Remarks on the Expected Comet" "New Properties of Electricity" "Circumstantial Account of... See More
ROTOGRAVURE section only of the New York Times, June 5, 1932
* Amelia Earhart - transatlantic flight
* 1st woman to achieve in airplane solo
The front page of this rotogravure section has eight related photos (full page) concerning Amelia Earhart's recent solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. One photos shows the 1st person to greet Earhart on the farm in Ireland. Great for displ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818
* Inventor Eli Whitney
* Cotton Gin invention
An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention... See More
THE ST. JAMES'S EVENING POST, London, Oct. 23, 1725
* Rare 18th century title
A very handsome issue with the nice masthead featuring a darkly inked coat-of-arms engraving. Inside has a few reporting mentioning ships to & from America, and an item noting; "...from Trinity Harbour in Newfoundland, who told him there had been no Pyrates lately on the banks or harbour there.&q... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 15, 1934
* Battle of Highbury
* FIFA World Cup match
* England vs. Italy soccer
* Arsenal Stadium
The sport's section (page 30) has a one column heading: "ENGLAND TRIUMPHS AT SOCCER, 3-2" with subheads and lineups. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other n... See More
A MONTHLY ACCOUNT OF THE PRESENT STATE OF AFFAIRS, (London), June, 1700 A quite rare monthly publication, this likely being the first we have offered in 40 years. Crane & Kaye notes that no American institution has any issue of this title, and only one is recorded in Europe, being the March, 1700 issue. As the title notes, the content report the various reports throughout Europe in the p... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 21, 1934
* MacRobertson Trophy Air Race
* London to Melbourne airplane event
* Melbourne Centenary celebrations
* Jim and Amy Mollison photo
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "MOLLISONS' LEAD IN RACE IMPERILED BY FAULT OF PLANE" with subheads. (see) More on page 26 with related pictorial. (see) Lengthy text.
Other news of ... See More
THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, Sept. 6, 1710
* Early 18th century
* Rare title
Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely adverse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page seri... See More
THE WORLD, London, England, Feb. 15, 1753 This is an interesting six page newspaper which only lasted for four years, devoted to satirizing the vices and follies of the fashionable world rather than reporting the news of the day.
Nice woodcut in the masthead of a man writing in a book while looking at a globe. Six pages, 7 by 11 inches, nice condition.