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NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 3, 1820
* USS Ohio launching - United States Navy
* African slave trade - slavers ships captured
The front page has: "The Infamous Trade" beginning: "Ten slave vessels had been captured by the U.S. ship Cyane..." with some details (see). Most of the issue is taken up with: ":Mr. Baldwin's Speech on the ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 30, 1811 This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century.
Perhaps the prime content in this issue is a report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, which is actually 3 separate reports headed: "Battle With The Indians" with a dateline of Vincennes, Nov... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 23, 1813 Certainly the most significant report in this issue is the report of Harrison's significant victory at the Battle of the Thames, during which the Indian leader Tecumseh was killed, collapsing the Indian confederacy & their support of the British in the War of 1812. Reported in his own words is the letter from Harrison begi... See More
THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Kentucky, March 15, 1859
* Uncommon Antebellum title
Various news of the day from 2 years before the beginning of the Civil War. Kentucky was a border state which had sympathies for both the North & the South in portions of the state, and which was under the control of both the North & the South at various times during the war.
Four pages, large s... See More
* Nice foldout map of Germany and vicinity
* Concerning the French & Indian War
A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to us... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 11, 1929
* Sidney Franklin - Seville, Spain
* Bullfighting - bullfighter - matador
* Jewish - Judaica - Jews
This 60 page newspaper has a two column headline near the bottom of the front page: "Brooklyn Matador Kills Two Bulls in Spain; Seville Throng Carries Franklin in Triumph" See images for coverage on Sidney Franklin, the first Jewish bullfighter. Ni... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 10, 1929
* Actress Margaret Lawrence murder
* Louis Bennison suicide
* Wallace Eddinger
The front page has a two column headline: "MARGARET LAWRENCE SLAIN BY LOUIS BENNISON, ACTOR, WHO ENDS LIFE IN HER HOME" with subheads. (see) Coverage continues inside with two photos. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, minor ... See More
THE WORLD, New York City, July 2, 1928
* Early Al Capone
* Chicago gangster war
* Frankie Yale Uale murder (1st report)
The front page has an article headed: "RACKETEER PAL OF CAPONE DIES BY FOE'S VOLLEY" "Frankie Yale Shot in Brooklyn as He Drives Sedan--Trailed by a Car With Illinois License Plates" and more. (see) Reports on Capone this early are somewhat rare, ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 7, 1932
* Billy Jurges shot by girl
* Chicago Cubs - MLB baseball player
This 38 page newspaper has one column headings on page 18: "BILL JURGES WOUNDED BY GIRL HE REJECTED" and "Chicago Cubs Player and Young Woman Are Shot in Struggle for Her Pistol" First report coverage on the shooting of Chicago Cubs' Shortstop William Jurges by his jilt... See More
* Very early Southern America map w/ West Indies
Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day... See More
THE PARSONS SUN, Kansas, June 29, 1967
* Jayne Mansfield killed in car crash
* Hollywood actress and Playboy Playmate
The front page has a three column heading "Road Crash Kills Jayne" with caption: "Actress and two Men Die" and photo. (see) 1st report coverage on the automobile accident that killed famous actress Jayne Mansfield.
Other news, sports and advertisements o... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1938
* Battle of Taierzhuang - China
* Second Sino-Japanese War
The front page has a two column headline: "JAPANESE DEFEAT A MAJOR DISASTER; CRISIS IN CABINET" with subheads. (see) Coverage continues on page 3 with photos of two key figures and a related map. Lengthy text.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, rag ed... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1860
* Cape May, New Jersey ad
* Pre-civil war era
* Premier lodging at the Jersey Shore
The front page has an ad headed: "Columbia House, Cape Island, Cape May, New Jersey". The ad says: "This large, first class Hotel, will be open for the reception of guests on 25th, June, 1860. The house has been comple... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 7, 1863
* Rare rebel title
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page has: "From the West--Vicksburg and Port Hudson" "The Raising of Provisions" "Cotton in the North" "Late News From the North! --Important from Vicksburg--Complete Failure of the Yazoo Expedition--Ret... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 7, 1863
* Very rare Confederate title
This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South. Note that this "Memphis" newspaper was published in Jackson, Mississippi, and also that this is labeled the: "Army Edition" which we have not seen in other issues of this title we have offered. See th... See More
THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, Jan. 20, 1953 This issue features a banner headline of "Eisenhower Is Sworn in as President" with subheads and one column photo of Eisenhower. Other news of the day.
The complete 4 page issue in good condition.
PM DAILY, New York, Feb. 28, 1944 The headlines read" "What Hitlerism Has Done to Youth" "We Want to Quit - Finns Tell Hitler" "Pig Sties for War Workers - Florida Housing Blocked" "Vichyites Can't Halt Patriots' Sabotage" "2 Catholic Groups Attack Health Bill" "Soviets Roll Up Northern Front".
Tabloid-size, complete i... See More
THE STAR, Island of Guernsey, Aug. 2, 1940
* Rare pro Nazi newspaper
* Island of Guernsey
This is a fascinating issue, as this island in the English Channel was occupied by the Nazi around July 1, 1940 and remained in Nazi control till the end of the war. This issue, just a month after German occupation, has a great front page, giving the text of the announcement from the British resi... See More
* Adolph Hitler becomes Führer
* Al Capone goes to Alcatraz
A one column head at the top of the ftpg. announces: "Germans Vote Endorsement of Hitler" with a related subhead. An early report of Hitler's rise to power.
Also a one column heading on the front page: "Moving Capone To New Prison"
LONDON CHRONICLE, July 10, 1777 On an inside page under "London" is news from New York which includes: "...They...mention, that the Congress and Committees continue to commit the greatest cruelties upon those people they call Tories, and who do not join in the rebellion...".
Immediately following is an extract of a letter has details about an attack by Lord Cornwallis up... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 12, 1777 An inside page has some items regarding the Revolutionary War in America, bits including: "...two American gentlemen, said to be deputies from the Congress...bought & contracted for immense quantities of linen & woolen cloth, tents, arms, etc. for the use of the American army..." with more (see).
Also on this page is an "Ex... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 6, 1810 A page 2 report from "Virginia" datelined "Richmond, May 23, 1810" says: "We are informed, that in the progress of the 'action of trespass on the case' brought by E. Livingston against Thomas Jefferson, the Federal Court for this district, has ruled the plaintiff to give security for the costs, as is customary in such ... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1765 Inside has nearly a full column of reports from New York and Charleston headed "America" which has some news concerning relations with Indians (see).
Eight pages. 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, some foxing, generally nice.
NEW-YORK TIMES, May 24, 1868
* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery
* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana
* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad
The front page has a report: "Bold Robbery of Adams Express on the Jeffersonville Railroad, Ohio". Report has details of the robbery, stating: "While the train was taking wood and water at Marshfield...a party of robber... See More
MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 13, 1790
* Tobacco as medicine ?
Page 3 has a report about the annual meeting of the "Middlesex Medical Association", with mention that Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse spoke about the internal use of Tobacco in the cure of "Dropsies & Dysurias". The back page has a poem about "Newport".
Four pages in nice condition.... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia May 6, 1777
* Benedict Arnold promoted
* General William Howe
* General George Washington
The front page has some war-related items including a note from Fishkill which includes: "...a number of armed Tories marched in open day through Walkhill & Little Britain on their way to join Howe's army. They were pursued by parties of t... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, October 7, 1871 Within this issue are several nice illustrations, but the best would have to be the very nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "Sunday Morning With The Hop Pickers", which related to the wine making industry. There is a related article on the following page titled: "Hop Pickers In Kent". This print measures about 13 by... See More
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, April 7, 1766
* Repealing the Stamp Act, in a English publication
The front page has more than a full column taken up with reports headed "America" which include: "...ports are again open & vessels are admitted to enter as usual without exacting the penalty of 10 pounds as prescribed in the Stamp Act. The Distributor here has rec... See More
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, April 24, 1776 Most of the first column on the front page has a report from Congress concerning the importation of tea, beginning: "Whereas by the third article of the Association entered into by the late Continental Congress at Philadelphia, on the 24th day of October...1774, it was agreed..the inhabitants of the United Colonies would not purchase or... See More
Also in this issue are: "History of the Smallpox" "A Hint to the Ladies" "Method of Imitating Certain Wines" "An Oration Delivered at Taunton, July 4, 1792 at the Celebrat... See More
THE MADISONIAN.--EXTRA, Washington. (D.C.) December, 1843
* President John Tyler
* State of the Union Address
* Best title to be had ?
A folio-size single sheet, the "President's Message takes five columns & a bit more in the sixth, signed in type: John Tyler. Great to have this report in a newspaper from the nation's capital.
A small hole causes loss to three... See More
COLUMBIAN CHRONICLE, Philadelphia, July 5, 1811
* Great heraldic eagle masthead engraving
See the photo for perhaps the largest heraldic eagle engraving to be found in a masthead, the wingspan stretching nearly 7 inches. The ftpg. has various "Foreign Intelligence" including: "Confirmation of Massena's Defeat" with more news & ads inside.
Four pages, never ... See More
CAYUGA CHIEF, Auburn, New York, May 13, 1856 The letters in this masthead are created out of branches, making it quite unusual, and the motto printed in the dateline is "Right On!". Various news items and literary articles as well. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
CONNECTICUT COURANT, & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 18, 1790 A page 3 report under "Hartford" states that the commissioners of New York & Vermont reached a decision: "... the result is, that Vermont is dismembered from...New-York, and the New Hampshire grants...are acknowledged to be valid. Thus the way is open for the admission of Vermont into the Federal Unio... See More
An interesting item being a notice from the mayor of Fremont, Ohio, announcing the death of President Garfield. The front page has an announcement reporting: "DIED. At Long Branch, New Jersey, Sept. 19, 1881, at 10:35 P.M., James Abram Garfield, President Of The United States. Aged 49 years and 10 Months. Funeral obsequies at Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 26th, 1881, at 10 o'clock A. M. ... See More
RICHMOND WHIG AND PUBLIC ADVERTISER, Virginia, Aug. 26, 1862 The front page has an editorial: "The Defensive Policy". There is also the business of the "Confederate Congress" and various war reports, including: "Retreat Of Pope's Army Capture Of A Yankee Guard And Two Locomotives".
Page 2 has an editorial: "The Financial Aspects of the War", plus:... See More
NILE'S WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 10, 1825
* Hebrew city to be established on Grand Island, New York
* Jews - Jewish - Judaica
One of the brief articles on the back page reads in its entirety:
"An Hebrew city, to be called Ararat is to be laid off on Grand Island, N.Y., on the 15th or 18th instant, with masonic and military ceremonies. It will be located to face the m... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 29, 1842
* Jews await the coming Messiah
The back page has a one paragraph item headed "Jews" which notes: "Several thousands of Polish & Russian Jews, at Berlin & elsewhere, have entered into an engagement to proceed on the first favorable opportunity to Jerusalem to await in prayer & fasting the coming of the Me... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Sept. 24, 1892 Although this issue has many nice prints the most noteworthy is the very nice full page print captioned: "Hop-Picking In Kent: Stripping The Last Pole" which shows grape gathering for wine making. This print measures 10 by 13 inches.
Complete in 32 pages, very nice condition.
GREENLEAF'S NEW YORK JOURNAL, EXTRA, April 22, 1795 "Electioneering" content takes up most this single sheet "Extra" with a few ads on the reverse.
Nice condition, untrimmed.
WATSONVILLE TRANSCRIPT, Santa Cruz County, California, June 27, 1879
* Rare Old west title
An uncommon title that has a front page report about "Marble Canyon" which includes a 6 by 4 1/2 inch engraving of it. Page 2 has an editorial: "The Prospects of Watsonville".
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a news agent's stamp in an upper corner, first leaf has non... See More
CONCORD HERALD, & NEW HAMPSHIRE INTELLIGENCER, August 31, 1790 On the front page under "Federal Congress" is the business of the House of Representatives. Page 3 has an extract of a letter from New York that begins: "The...government, by this time, I should think, might be convinced of the folly and absurdity of Indian treaties...". A volume I issue (number 34) of thi... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1933.
* U.S. Gold Standard dropped
* Franklin D. Roosevelt - FDR
The front page has a four column headline: "ROOSEVELT TO HALT ALL GOLD EXPORT; PLANS MORE LIBERAL RESERVE CREDIT; INDUSTRY CONTROL BEING WORKED OUT" with subheads. (see) 1st report coverage of FDR dropping the Gold Standard for the United States.
Other news, sports and adverti
Pamphlet titled: "Collections Of Passages Referr'd to by Dr. Henry Sacheverell In His Answer To The Articles of His Impeachment...", second edition, London. This pamphlet has a full title page which is dated 1710. Measures 4 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches, complete in 32 pages, terrific condition.
Pamphlet titled: "The Christian Subject's Duty to His Lawful Prince, In A SERMON Preach'd January the 30th 1716...", from London, England. This sermon was delivered by Luke Milbourne, Rector of St. Ethelburga's. This pamphlet has a full title page dated 1716, bordered in black (see). Measures 4 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches, complete in 38 pages, terrific condition.
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777 The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into some or one of the neighbouring states...this Convent... See More
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, July 22, 1848
* Rare antebellum title
Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, thirteen years before the Civil War. Notable front page content includes: "AN ACT to provide for the purchase of the manuscript papers of the late James Madison, fo... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1783
* Rare title w/ great masthead
* re. End of the Revolutionary War
The photo shows one of the more decorative and larger engravings to be found in an 18th century American newspaper, making this a very nice issue for display.
The front page has a few bits with oblique references to the end of the Revolu... See More
EVENING POST, New York, July 14, 1847 Page 2 has a report with a small heading: "The Jewish Sabbath" which reports: "The Journal des Debats publishes a letter dated in Konigsburg, May 6th, which states that 700 Jews of that city had agreed to transfer...their Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. This measure is regarded as...proof of the tendency felt by Jews to assimilate themsel... See More
THE MERCURY, Coronado, San Diego County, California, March 5, 1892
* Uncommon title
* Hotel del Coronado fame
A very rare newspaper from this island community in San Diego Bay, famous for the Hotel del Coronado which is its prime feature. Indeed, a pg. 2 item notes: "A visit to San Diego without seeing the Hotel Del Coronado would be like going to Washington without seeing ... See More
EVENING POST, New York, May 11, 1847 Page 2 has a report about a meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society attended by a large audience "...drawn together by the fame of Fred. Douglass..." Says that Mr. Garrison "...rose to introduce Douglass, but it was evident he meant to make a speech of it....[and] he was put down by the...cry of Douglass! Douglass! Douglass began by de... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 14, 1878
* Early electric lights
* Wesley W. Gary
* Magnetic motor
The front page has an article headed: "TRIUMPH OF ELECTRICITY" "Furnishing Light For Next To Nothing" "Wesley W. Gary's Latest Invention...."
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
GAZETTE, Paris, France, December 22, 1635
* Earliest newspaper in your collection?
This title was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. All the text is in French with the first letter in the title containing embellishments (see). An ornate letter begins the... See More
DAILY AMERICAN SENTINEL, New York, Oct. 28, 1846 Here is a newspaper that supported the "Native American Cause" as indicated by the mission statement on page 2 that concludes: "Let Native Americans all over the country unite, and they can crush this enemy--FOREIGN INFLUENCE--that he will never raise his head again, in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Let there b... See More
EVENING POST, New York, May 20, 1847
* Battle of Cerro Gordo
* General Winfield Scott
* Mexican-American War
Taking more than 3/4 of a front page column is the: "Official Account of the Battle of Cerro Gordo" from the Mexican War. The account is datelined "Headquarters of the Army. Jalapa, April 23, 1847" and is signed in type: Winfield Scott. Other news of the da... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 31, 1845
* Judaica - Jewish
* Slave for sale ad
The front page has nearly half a column headed: "The Jews On The Continent" (see ) followed by an ad: "A Private Sale, a Negro Boy 18 years old...". Much other news of the day.
Four pages, some front page staining & a bit irregular at the spine.... See More
THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1786
* King George III murder attempt
* Margaret Nicholson
This is the complete, genuine issue of this magazine, never bound nor trimmed, and still containing the two full page plates called for in the title/index page (see).
One of the plates is a terrific image captioned: "Margaret Nicholson attempting to assassinate t... See More
THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, August, 1798 This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are worn at the edges with some loss at the spine (see).
The front wrapper includes the title/index page. Among the articles included are: "Emigration to America Considered" "Wallace's Essay on the Manufactures of Ireland" "Mrs... See More
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 19, 1780
* American Revolutionary War
* Rare single sheet issue
Most of the front page is taken up with a document concerning relations between Holland and England. The back page has a document from D. Diego Joseph Navarro, governor of Cuba., regarding declaring war against Great Britain (see). The back page also has an item from Congress conce... See More
PITTSBURGH EVENING CHRONICLE, Pennsylvania, Dec. 7, 1881
* President Chester A. Arthur
* State of the Union Address
The back page has "The Message" of the President to Congress, mentioning in part: " ...the troops have been...employed in collecting Indians hitherto hostile and locating them on their proper reservations; that Sitting Bull and his adherents are now prisoners at... See More
WEEKLY UNION, Manchester, New Hampshire, March 11, 1862
* Historic Monitor vs. Merrimac naval battle
* Battle of Hampton Roads
Page two has a column headed: "THE WAR!" "Startling News!" "Rebel Steamer Merrimac Out!" "Two Federal Frigates Destroyed!" with much reporting on the naval exploits in the Fortress Monroe vicinity. Included is some nice ... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, Jan. 1, 1693
* Francis Nicholson
* Virginia and Maryland governor
This issue is from the era which predates the first successful newspaper in America, which did not begin publishing until 1704. Any notable colonial American news to be found in a period newspaper would likely only be found in this famous title from England.
The photo shows the back page repor... See More
THE KNICKERBOCKER PRESS, Albany, June 23, 1931
* Aviatrix Amelia Earhart
* Autogiro - Autogyro
* transcontinental flight (1st)
The front page has one column headings: "AMELIA ENDS LONG HOP IN AUTOGIRO" "Miss Earhart Completes Transcontinental Round Trip; Fights Sandstorm" 1st report coverage on Amelia Earhart becoming the 1st person to fly across the continent in an aut... See More
* African slavery trade
* Southern slaves arrive
* Colonial New England
This newspaper was printed in Boston less than four months before the Boston Tea Party. Page 2 has a report on the number of slaves imported into Charleston, South Carolina, and noting where they were from (see). The entire fr
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1780 A famous title that has very ornate lettering and an engraving of a ship in the masthead. Notable content includes, on the ftpg: "A Third ESSAY on FREE TRADE and FINANCES , humbly offered to the consideration of the Public. By a CITIZEN OF Philadelphia". It continues on pg. 2 and is to be concluded in a futur... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 27, 1783
* Post revolutionary war
* Trade with the enemy resumes
Taking half of the front page & most of page 2 is a complete printing of a document noted in Schlesinger as happening on December 26, and which he describes as a British order in council to permit the importation of American manufactured goods to England on terms as favorable as thos... See More
* 18th century America
See the photos for the page three letter from John Hancock which is signed by him in large, bold type: JOHN HANCOCK.
Page 3 also has the "Federal Register". Various other news of the day and a wealth of ads, several of which are illustrated.
Very uncommon to find a period newspaper with a bold (bl
THE RELIGIOUS HERALD, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 3, 1844 An interesting and very uncommon title from the South over 15 years before the outbreak of the Civil War. As the title would suggest the content is mostly religious.
Four pages, very good condition.
* Baja California
Here is a volume I issue (number 2) of a very uncommon title (photo shows the nice masthead) from Lower California, more commonly known as Baja California.
Content includes page 2 report under "The Expedition" which begins: "The Expedition fitt
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ARGUS, Merced, California, July 8, 1876 This issue has a nice page 4 report providing all the details and particulars on the famous Custer Massacre at Little Big Horn. In the middle of the report is mention that several members of the Custer family were killed in the battle. Note that it also reports: "The Indians poured in a murderous fire from all directions..."... See More
THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9, 1881
* Last Jesse James Gang robbery
* Blue Cut Train Robbery
* Glendale, Missouri
The front page has one column heads including: "Train Robbers" and "An Express Car And Passengers Robbed--The Governor Of Missouri Issues A Proclamation Calling On The People to Organize And Exterminate Train Robberies". A detailed rep... See More
THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, November 9, 1953
* King Ibn Saud death (1st report)
The front page has a one column heading: "Oil-Rich King Of Saudi Arabia, Ibn Saud, Dies" with subhead. 1st report coverage on the death of Saudi Arabia monarch, King Abdul-Aziz.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 6 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, general... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, June 7, 1869 Page 5 has an interesting travelogue: "THE GREAT WEST--Up the Mississippi River--The Commercial Convention--First Tea Overland--The Chinese Question--Things Worth Seeing" taking over two columns.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
NEW YORK TIMES, April 26, 1873 The front page has an article: "Overland In March Across the Rocky Mountains--The Snow Sheds--Down the Pacific Slope and Up the Columbia River". A great & very detailed travelogue report taking nearly 3 columns carrying over to pg. 2.
Twelve pages, slightly irregular at the spine, good condition.
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 8, 1817 Page 2 has an interesting letter from President-elect James Monroe informing the President of the Senate when he will take the oath of office. The letter reads, in part: "...I propose to take the oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President...before he enters on the execution of his office, on Tuesday the 4th inst. at 12 o'c... See More
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1791
* re. Creating Washington D.C.
* President George Washington
Page 2 has "A Proclamation" issued by the President of the United States designating the exact location of the "permanent seat of Government".
The Proclamation, which takes a full column, states in part: "...And I do hereby declare.... See More
THE REPERTORY, Boston, March 12, 1811
* Church and State
* President James Madison
Page 2 has: "National Legislature" being a rather inconspicuous report mentioning not only a rare veto by the President, but also concerns a religious establishment issue. The report states: "The bill for incorporating a Baptist Society in the Mississippi Territory, and granting five acre... See More
PM DAILY, New York, Feb. 21, 1944 Front page heads: "Inside Japan - Jap Fascism Enslaves 70 Million" "Score at Truk" "Hospital Shakedown" "Badoglio Moves to Keep His Job" "The Bedaux Story" "Sues to Regain Cartel Stock"".
Tabloid size, complete in 20 pages, nice condition.
THE STAR, Guernsey, Nov. 9, 1943 This newspaper was published on this island in the English Channel and was occupied by the Germans during almost all of WWII. During the Nazi occupation they took over this newspaper and filled it with pro-German propaganda, offering a unique insight into how the Axis reported the news during the war.
Consequently, the pro-Nazi front page heads are of little... See More
EVENING PRESS, Guernsey, May 14, 1945
* Nazis driven out
* World War II ends in Europe
This historic issue announces the end of the German occupation of Guernsey and includes front page heads: "Invasion of Guernsey", "The King's Message and Proclamation by C.I. Commander" with a related front page photo. The text begins: "The invasion of ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 11, 1913 The issue includes the terrific & very displayable color cover showing the assembly of automobiles (see). The contents within have much on the automobile industry including many photos and related car ads. The complete issue and in great condition, never bound nor trimmed. Very displayable for any car buff.
THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Jan. 18, 1950
* Great Brinks Robbery
* 1st report (Boston MA)
* Over 2 Million $$$$
The front page has a three column, two line head: "Gang Robs Armored Truck Firm of 'Over $1,000,000' ". Just above this headline and report is a photo with the caption beginning: "At the scene of $1,000,000 robbery..." (se... See More
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Aug. 26, 1913
* Leo Frank murder case
* Mary Phagan
The front page has a small, discrete one column head: "FRANK GUILTY OF MURDER", with text reading: "Late Yesterday afternoon the jury at Atlanta, Ga., in the case of Leo M. Frank on trial for the murder of Mary Phagan, found the defendant guilty. No recommendations wer... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 4, 1933 A banner headline on page 10 announces: "Longest Scoring Streak in Major League History Ends as Yankees are Blanked" with subheads: "Yankees Finally Bow By A Shut-Out, 7-0", "Held Scoreless by Grove of the Athletics After Tallying in 308 Games in Row", & more. Included is a summary of the game, the box score, and a 2-column actio... See More
FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM, NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Feb. 25, 1799
* Napoleon Bonaparte
Page 2 has; "Buonaparte's Proclamation" in which hoe orders the burning of the town of Alkham because its inhabitants assassinated the French aid de camp & 15 others (see). Various American reports as well.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
PUCK, New York, March 16, 1887
* Color political prints
Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its polit... See More
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 1, 1851
* Herman Melville's Moby-Dick
* Early novel review - The Whale
Page 3 has a quite inconspicuous review of what would become one of the more notable literary works of the 19th century, "Moby Dick", or as it was originally known. It was published first in England, just 13 days before this review, and was originally titled: &qu... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, August 6, 1860
* New Jewish synagogue consecrated
* B'nai Israel in New York City
The front page has: "Consecration of a Jewish Synagogue--Interesting & Imposing Ceremonies--Addresses of Rev. Dr. Raphall and Rev. Messrs. Isaacs and Bondi" which begins: "The consecration services of the new synagogue of the congregation B'nai Israel, situated ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, June 24, 1948
* Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott
* Heavyweight boxing title (pre fight news)
* Yankee Stadium
This 56 page newspaper has a six column headline on page 35: "Louis 5-13 Choice to Beat Walcott in Title Bout Tonight" with subheads, related photos and tale of the tape. Also a nice advertisement of the fight with photo on the same page... See More
THE DETROIT NEWS, from Detroit, Michigan, dated January 7, 1953
* Hydrogen bomb revealed
* President Harry Truman
* Russia - Cold war
This 60 page newspaper has a nice 2 line banner headline on the front page: "AMERICA HAS H-BOMB, TRUMAN WARNS RUSSIA"
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete, a little margin wear, generally good.... See More
THE DAILY CITIZEN, Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2 (4), 1863 A fascinating newspaper and arguably the most famous of any newspaper printed on Confederate soil, not just for being printed on the back of wallpaper (many others were as well) but because of the circumstances which surrounded the creation of this issue.
This newspaper was edited and published by J. M. Swords. As the Union siege o... See More
EVERY SATURDAY, Boston, Aug. 5, 1871 Among the prints inside is once captioned: "Among The Mormons--A Dangerous Gentile" with a related article: "Among the Mormons". Other prints within include a fullpg: "A Cypress Swamp In Louisiana" "A Sugar House" "Ruins of the Louisiana State House at Baton Rouge" "Mos-Gatherers near Baton Rouge"... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1881
* Outlaw Jesse James gang
* Rock Island Railroad train robbery
The top of the middle column of the front page has heads: "THE WORK OF ROAD AGENTS", "Robbery And Murders On A Rock Island Train", "Details Of The Bloody Affair At Winston, Mo.--The Conductor And A Passenger Killed And The Express Safe Robbed--Statements By The Train-M... See More
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 30, 1865 The top of page 2 column has heads: "Important Proclamations" "The Terms of Amnesty" "Provisional Government for North Carolina" "The Conspiracy Trial" and more related reports on the closing events of the Civil War.
Four pages, good condition.
MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, June 3, 1889
* The great Johnstown flood of 1889
* South Fork Dam collapse
Almost the entire front page is taken up very lengthy & details reports on the horrific Johnstown Flood, with half of the first column taken up with heads including: "FLOODS OF TEARS" "A Solemn Sunday's Sighs and Sobs" "The Freshets of Nature Having Re... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 1, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln about to change America
The front page has some column heads on the upcoming Civil War including: "The Surrender of Fort Sumter to be Demanded" "North Carolina Ready to Secede" and more. But perhaps better content is on page 5 with: "The Incoming Administration" "Mr. Lincoln and the Southern Secessionist... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 4, 1865
* First Battle of Fort Fisher
* Wilmington, North Carolina
* Admiral David Dixon Porter
Pages 4 and 5 have one column heads on the Civil War including: "RICHMOND" "The Bulkhead of the Dutch Canal Exploded" "Attack of the Rebels on Orr Picket Lines" "WILMINGTON" "Rebel Accounts of the Operations" "The... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 13, 1865
* Confederates falling apart
* Rebels turning against the rebellion
* Deserters become more visible
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "The Crusade Against Jeff. Davis" "His Military Qualifications Ridiculed" "SHERMAN" "Sherman's Rule in Savannah" "GRANT" a... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 24, 1865
* Last few months of the Civil War
* Robert E. Lee's army dwindling
* Second Battle of Fort Fisher
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "WILMINGTON" "The Enemy in Font of It on the 18th" "Preparations for an Advance Movement: "THE SOUTH" "Reorganization of the Rebel Army" "Lee'... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 26, 1865 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: THE SOUTH" "Revolution In Richmond" "The Rebel Congress Rebelling Against Their President" "A Substitute For Davis" "Jeff. Davis Virtually Deposed" "RICHMOND" "Naval Engagement on the James River" "Four Rebel Iron-Clads Come Down to Dest... See More
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, June 26, 1948
* Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott
* Heavyweight boxing title (pre fight news)
* Yankee Stadium
Page 5 has a one column heading: "Louis Winner, Will Retire From Boxing" with photo of Louis. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise nice.... See More
INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL NEWS, Scotland, Pennsylvania, Dec. 24, 1907 A very nice Christmas-themed front page showing angels with several borders of holly and a heading: "Merry Christmas To You All". This front page is in red & green ink while the balance of the issue is in black ink.
Eight pages, 12 3/4 by 19 1/2 inches, very nice condition.
A copy of the very first NY Times crossword puzzle which was published in The New York Times Magazine, February 15, 1942 (more than one available)
* The first New York Times crossword puzzle - a copy
The original magazine, done in tabloid-size format, was Section #7 in the Sunday issue of the New York Times of the same date.
Note: A staple of the Sunday Times for the past 65 years has bee... See More
EVERY SATURDAY, Boston, Dec. 17, 1870 The full front page is an illus. by F.O.C. Darley captioned: "Going To Court." showing a policeman separating a motley-looking woman & man, as a crying child clings to the woman's skirt. Note: Felix Darley was a famous illustrator of the day, noted for illustrating Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 2, 1864
* Rare pro-Confederate title
* Roger B. Taney death
Among the many articles are "From the South--From the Valley--Victory & Reverse in One Day" "From Trans-Mississippi" "Forrest" "New Recruits Arriving in Richmond" "Death of Chief Justice Taney" "War News of the Week" "From Gr... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, August 17, 1935
* Will Rogers & Wiley Post
* Airplane crash - deaths
The front page has a 3 column, 3 line headline: "WILL ROGERS, WILEY POST DIE IN AIRPLANE CRASH IN ALASKA; NATION SHOCKED BY TRAGEDY" with several subheads including: "10 Minute Hope Their Last" "Engine Fails on a Take-Off for Final 15 Miles to Point Barrow". Much more... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 25, 1876
* Outlaw Jesse James gang
* Molly Maguires
The top of page 5 has; "The Dreaded Bandits" "Another Encounter with the Famous James Boys" "Sheriff Groom & His Posse Driven Off" and also: "In the Prison Cell Sits Tweed, a Shadow of His Former Self". Page 2 has: "Murder Will Out" "Molly Magui... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 28, 1865 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "The Inefficiency of Davis" "The Rebel Leaders Unequal to the Occasion" "The Feeling of Confidence in Them Hopelessly Broken" "Peace Mission" and more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 2, 1865
* Peace conference
* Francis Preston Blair
* Abraham Lincoln
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Thomas" "Reconnaissance to Corinth, Miss." "The Enemy Evacuate" 'Hood's Main Army at Tupelo" "THE SOUTH" "Davis Not Disposed to Appoint Lee and Johnston to the Positions Offered T... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 7, 1865
* General William T. Sherman
* Branchville SC South Carolina
* Final months of the Civil War
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Spirit of the Rebel Army" "The Faint Heartedness of the Rebel Congress Rebuked" "The Decapitation of Bragg Demanded" "SHERMAN" "Latest Reb... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 13, 1865
* Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia
* General William T. Sherman
The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "OPERATIONS ON HATCHER'S RUN". Among the front page column heads are: "SHERMAN" "The S. Carolina Railroad Destroyed" "Sherman In Possession of It at Several Points" "A Large Column of S... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 1, 1864 The front page features a very nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE FIGHTING IN WESTERN VIRGINIA. Scene of the Recent Contest in Gen. Kelley's Dept." Also column heads on the war include: "Call for Half a Million of Men" "The President's Proclamation" which is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln (see); "Shar... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 3, 1864 The front page is dominated by a rather large map headed: "THE WAR IN DENMARK. The Siege of Duppel--The Entrenchment of the Danes..." and more (see) There are also ftpg. one column heads on "The Danish War" as well as reports on the American Civil War. More war-related reports on the inside & back pages.
Eight pages, very nice condi... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
The front page has a wealth of Civil War news with nice first column heads including: "GRANT !" "Our Continued Success" "The Rebels Driven to Their Breastworks" "General Assault on the Enemy's Works" "Terrific Bombardment with Siege Guns" "Another Victory For... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee
* Civil War Overland Campaign
One of the nicer front pages from the Civil War with two-thirds of the first column taken up with heads: "ONWARD ! " "Victory At All Points" "Interesting Telegram From Gen. Grant..." "The Enemy are Obstinate &... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 19, 1864
* Battle of Proctor's Creek - Virginia
The ftpg. features a Civil War map headed: "General Butler's Operations. The Rebel Defences at Drury's Bluff...". Plus the first column has a nice stack of heads including: "BUTLER ! " "Battle of Palmer's Creek" "A Fierce & Sanguinary Battle" "Beau... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1864
* Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends
The prime feature of this issue is the nice ftpg. Civil War map headed: "IMPORTANT OPERATIONS ON RED RIVER--Release of the Union Gunboats--Splendid Achievement of Lt. Colonel Bailey of the 19th Army Corps".
Among the front page column heads: "GRANT!"... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 30, 1864
* Battle of North Anna w/ map
* Hanover County, Virginia
* Grant's Overland Campaign
Most of the middle section of the front page is taken up with a large Civil War map headed: "THE MOVEMENTS IN VIRGINIA. The Flanking Operations of Grant--The Line of the Pamunkey" (see).
The first column headlines include: "GRANT!" "The Marc... See More
DAILY GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, March 17, 1897
* Bob Fitzsimmons vs. James J. "Jim" Corbett
* Heavyweight boxing championship fight (eve)
* Fight of the century (19th)
Page 3 has one column headings: "THE BIG PRIZE FIGHT" "Ex-Senator Ingalls on Hand to View the Contest" "His Interview With Corbett" and more. (see)
Complete in 4 pages, light br... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Feb. 28, 1880 Page 9 has an article headed: "Jesse James" with subheads; "The Notorious Outlaw in St. Louis--He Tells of Short Creek Camp, and How Shepherd Didn't Shoot Him". Very interesting reading (see).
Twelve pages, very nice condition.
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Aug. 30, 1883
* Outlaw Frank James
* Jesse James gang
* Gallatin, Missouri trial
The front page has over 2 columns taken up with a detailed report headed: "The Betrayed Bandit" "How Liddell Has Placed the Halter Around the Outlaw's Throat" "Evidence of Frank James' Complicity in the Winston Tragedy Complete" &q... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, June 30, 1864
* Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road
* First Battle of Weldon Railroad
* Siege of Petersburg campaign
The front page features a nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "The Rebel Attack On The Second Corps. The Fight on Wednesday...". Plus the first column heads include: "GRANT ! " "The Left Wing in Possession of the Weldon Railr... See More
THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1881
* President James S. Garfield death
* Best title to have ?
Half of the first column has heads concerning the death & funeral of President James Garfield including: "IN THE CAPITOL" "Lie The Remains of the Dead President" "Followed There by a Mourning Multitude" "the Trip from Elberon to Washington" ... See More
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., August 4, 1847
* Early California
* Need for settlers
Page 2 contains a quite lengthy, detailed, and very early description of: "California" as the article is headed. The article focuses on the various trades which are desperately needed in California, encouraging: "Tradesmen of all kinds...to emigrate here for here there are next to n... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1820
* Missouri Compromise
* Maine and Missouri become states
* Mordecai Manuel Noah... Grand Island... Jewish settlement
The top of the front page has an article which announces the approval of the Missouri Compromise: "The bills for the admission of Maine and Missouri into the union have been respectively signed by the president... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 21, 1807
* General James Wilkinson
The front page has: "French State Paper! Message of His Majesty the Emperor & King, to the Senate" signed in type: Napoleon. Page 2 has: "Slave Trade" with House discussion on eliminating it (see), and also: "The abominable tyranny & oppression exercised by Gen. Wilkinson in New Orleans... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 7, 1769 Most of page 2 is taken up with reports from Boston. A few items include: "...the administration is well disposed to relieve the Colonies against all real grievances arising from the late acts of revenue...they have declared that they have at no time entertained a design to propose any further taxes upon America for the purpose of a revenue, ... See More
BOSTON PATRIOT, July 8, 1815
* Capture of HMS Penguin
* Tristan da Cunha
* Post War of 1812
The front page has over half a column taken up with: "Another Brilliant Naval Victory" involving the U.S. sloop of war Hornet vs. the Penguin. The top of page 2 has an editorial concerning it as well, headed: "Another Naval Victory by the Hornet" (see). This American naval ... See More
BOSTON PATRIOT, Aug. 19, 1809
* Franz Joseph Haydn death
* Classical music composer
* Vienna, Austria
Page 2, under the "Died" is a small announcement "At Vienna, May 31st, Hayden, [Hadyn] the celebrated musical composer, aged 76." (see)
Most of the front page is taken up with the continued: "Correspondence of the Late President Adams"
Four pages, sca... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 1820
* Missouri joining the Union
* Statehood close
The front page has a notice that: "The resolution for the admission of Missouri into the Union...has passed the Senate by a decisive majority...not yet been read in the House...All the indications of a speedy decision of that question...have failed..." (see). Another ftpg. ... See More
* President Martin Van Buren
* State of the Union Address
A great broadsheet (one sheet of paper printed on both sides) "Extra" created specifically to report the President's state-of-the-union address for 1839, headed: "President's MESSAGE To the Twenty-sixth Congress", it takes the entire front side & most of the back, the bal... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, April 8, 1880
* Opium - poppy tears
* 19th century drug habits
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 3 has an article headed: "THE DREAMY DRUG" "How It Operates in the Chinese Dens in St. Louis" and more. (see)
This issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rag... See More
DAILY NEWS, New York City, Aug. 27, 1974
* Charles Lindbergh death (1st report)
The front page of this tabloid-size newspaper announces: "LINDBERGH DIES OF CANCER AT 72" with a photo of him from 1927 and a subhead: "Lone Eagle Is Buried In Hawaii". Text is on pg. 2 with a nice pictorial display at the centerfold. Nice back page photo as well.
Complete in 28 pages, nice c... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 28, 1946
* Tiny Tim rocket test photos
* United States Navy
This 30 page newspaper has a three column multiple photo with heading: "NAVY ROCKET PIERCES STEEL TARGET IN CALIFORNIA TEST" which shows the "Tiny Tim" rocket penetrating a 3-inch armor plate (see photos).
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete, rag edition in gr... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 12, 1947
* Black Dahlia murders
* Elizabeth Short
* Hollywood - Los Angeles CA
This 52 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 18 that reads: "2 More Women Slain In Los Angeles Area" which reports on more similar murders taking place in Los Angeles, California shortly after Elizabeth Short's murder.
Other news, sports and advertisements of ... See More
THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Sept. 14, 1950
* Battle of Inchon beginning
* Korean War
The front page has a four column headline: "U. N. FORCES FIGHT TO SEAL GAP AS DRIVE SEEMS BEAR" with various subhead. The Battle of Inchon was a major turning point in the Korean War.
Complete in 54 pages, a little margin wear, generally in good condition.... See More
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, February 9, 1932
* Winnie Ruth Judd death sentence
* "The Trunk Murderess"
The front page has one column headings: "JUDD WOMAN IS CONVICTED" "Hears the Death Penalty Without the Flicker of An Eyelash"
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few binding holes along spine, otherwise goo... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 19, 1864
* Brownsville, Texas blockade ends
* Abraham Lincoln proclamation
Among the front page one column Civil War reports are: "The War in the Southwest" "Department of The Gulf" "Progress of the Political Canvass in Louisiana" "Operations for the Blockading Squadron Off Mobile". Also on the front page is: "A Proclam... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 7, 1862
* Virginia Mountains MAP
* Holly Springs, Mississippi
* Salem, Virginia
The ftpg. has a nice Civil War map headed: "The Campaign Of The Mountains. Map Showing the Blue Ridge Region, the various Mountain Gaps Recently Occupied by Our Troops, their Relations with the Rebel Army at Winchester & with its Line of Retreat into Eastern Virginia.&quo... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 1, 1862
* Fredericksburg Virginia map
* General Ambrose Burnside
The front page features a close up map headed: "The Opposing Armies On The Rappahannock" showing positions of Lee's and Burnside's armies.
Much related ftpg. war news as well, with the entire ftpg. consumed with war reports. Column heads include: "Important Operations In Front... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, June 28, 1862
* Battle of Oak Grove
* 1st Seven Days Battles
* Civil War maps
The front page features a large and very detailed map headed: "The Scene Of The Battle Before Richmond On Wednesday - Showing the Region of General Hooker's Advance, and the Roads, etc. near the Chickahominy, upon which our Troops are now Encamped." Plus most of the balance of ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, April 12, 1862
* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing
* Slavery abolished in D.C.
Among the front page column heads are some on the historic battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing: "The Battle of Pittsburgh" "Our Loss 7000 Including 2000 Taken Prisoners' "Terrible & Disastrous Defeat of the Rebels". Also: "Acknowledgment of Offers ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, April 18, 1862
* Memphis TN Tennessee
* Battle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing)
The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Present Scene Of Operations in the Mississippi Valley" with the subhead: "Map Showing the Line of the Mississippi from Cairo to Memphis, & the Rebel Forts, Including Fort Pillow on its Banks; also the Tennessee River,... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, May 10, 1862
* Sewell's Point naval engagement
* Norfolk, Virgina map
* Battle of Eltham's Landing
The front page features a very large map headed: "THE NAVAL OPERATIONS BETWEEN FORTRESS MONROE AND NORFOLK." with a lengthy subhead. The map has much detail of this portion of the coast of Virginia. The rest of the ftpg. is taken up with various column ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1862 The front page features a nice & very detailed Civil War map headed: "The Military and Naval Advance Toward Richmond and Petersburgh." (see). Plus there are nice one column Civil War heads including: "Suffolk Occupied by a Portion of Gen. Wool's Forces" "Skirmishing With the Enemy" "The Advance On Corinth" "The... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, September 10, 1866
* Jay Cooke & his banking house
* Financier of the Civil War
* Wall Street Panic of 1873 fame
Page 6 of this newspaper contains an advertisement for the: "Banking House of Jay Cooke & Co." with a few more details (see). Other high profile financier ads as well. (see)
The life of Jay Cooke and his considerable influence in ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 17, 1946
* V-2 rockets test photo
* White Sands Missile Range
* New Mexico
This 64 page newspaper has a two column photo with heading: "V-2 TO BE FIRED AT ARMY PROVING GROUND". See photo for brief text beneath photo.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete, nice condition.... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 10, 1932
* Junnosuke Inoue assassination
* Bank of Japan - Nippon Ginko
* League of Blood Incident
The front page has a two column headline: "CHINESE HOLD OFF ENEMY ON THREE LINES OF ATTACK; INOUYE IS SLAIN IN TOKYO" with many subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues inside with related photos.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete... See More
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, August 30, 1944
* Nazi concentration camp exposed for 1st time
* Horrors of Majdanek revealed
A two column heading near the bottom of the front page reads: "Germans Admit Big Slaughter Of Many Men, Women, Children" Coverage on the horrors revealed at the Majdanek concentration camp at Lublin, Poland.
Other news, sports and advertisements of t... See More
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, February 8, 1932
* January 28 Incident
* Republic of China - Chinese
* Empire of Japan - Japanese
The front page has a nice banner headline: "CHINESE ARMY REPULSE JAPANESE" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the conflict between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 7, 1870
* Constantinople, Turkey
* Fire disaster - conflagration (1st report)
Page 5 has an article headed: "TELEGRAMS" "A Dreadful Calamity in Constantinople" "Thousands of Buildings Burned and Thirty Persons Killed" See image for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 16, 1930
* Dr. Albert Einstein
* Uniform field theory
* Electricity and gravity
Page 3 has one column headings: "Dr. Einstein Clarifies Theory To Scientists" "German Physicist Retraces to Prussian Academy Steps in Reaching His Field Formula" See image for text here.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 pages, some s... See More
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, October 30, 1961
* Tsar Bomba detonation
* Hydrogen - nuclear weapon
The front page has a three column headline: "Gargantuan Nuclear Blast Unleashed by Soviet Union" with caption. (see) 1st report coverage on the "Tsar Bomba" hydrogen bomb detonation. This was the most powerful nuclear weapon ever tested.
Other news, sports an... See More
THE EVENING NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, October 8, 1902 Page 9 has a one column headline "PRINCE ALERT'S RACE" with subhead "Beat Sir Albert S. and Broke the Half Mile Pacing Record".
Other news, sports and advertisements are within.
This is complete in ten pages, chipping and small edges, irregular left spine. Must be handled with care.
LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, June 27, 1967
* Reunification of Jerusalem (day of)
* East Jerusalem
The front page has a one column heading: "Israel To Hold Land Pending Negotiations" (see) This day would produce the reunification of Jerusalem, establishing Israeli control over the "Old City".
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 12 pages... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, January 15, 1938 Page 15 carries a small article "Daniel A. Messner" "Former Owner of Dan Patch, Noted Pacer, Dies at 76".
The front page also carries "Mae West Script Brings Sharp Rebuke From FCC" "NBC Is Censured for 'Vulgar' Broadcast of 'Adam and Eve' -- 59 Substations Are Criticized -- Company's Apology Is Rej... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 9, 1859
* Battle of Solferino, Italy
The front page has one column headings: "Important From Europe" "The Great Battle Of Solferino" "Highly Interesting Particulars of the Conflict" "Six Thousand Austrian Prisoners Taken" and more.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
DAILY NEWS, New York, July 19, 1999
* David Cone
* Perfect game
* New York Yankees
This tabloid-size newspaper actually as a single sheet, folio size "wrap" to announce the perfect game pitched by Yankee David Cone the day prior, the entire ftpg. take up with a celebratory color photo and huge headline: "PERFECT ! " The reverse of this wrap is on David Cone as wel... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 25, 1926
* Eddie Plank "Gettysburg Eddie" death
* Hall of Fame pitcher - Philadelphia Athletics
One column headlines on page 21 announce: "Eddie Plank Dies; Was Noted Pitcher" "Star Left-hander of Connie Mack's Champion Athletics Succumbs to Paralytic Stroke" "To Be Buried Near Matty" "Passed Away 4 Months After Dea... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 11, 1870
* Albert Deane Richardson
* Daniel McFarland murder trial
* Not guilty verdict (1st report)
The front page has an article headed: "McFARLAND ACQUITTED" "Triumphant Vindication of the Defendant's Action" "A Prompt Verdict Of Acquittal" and more. (see) Lengthy text.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 12, 1919 One of the front page banner headlines reads: "Nine Million Jews Present Bill of Rights" with related subheads: "Jewish Appeal Holds Up Peace with Austria" "Delegations Representing 9,000,000 People Insist on Terms Designed to Protect Their Interests", "Wilson Their Main Ally", "Comprehensive Outline of Demands Has ... See More
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, May 24, 1928
* Airship Italia - Umberto Nobile
* North Pole - polar flight
The front page has a banner headline: "NOBILE CRUISES OVER POLE FOR HOUR, STARTS BACK" with subheads and map. (see) Nice for display.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 26 pages, light toning, minor margin wear, generally good.... See More
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, March 8, 1933.
* United States Bank Holiday
* The Great Depression
* Franklin D. Roosevelt
The front page has a nice banner headline: "SPEED PLANS FOR EXCEPTION OF CURRENCY" with subheads. (see) This action would have the desired effect of stopping the panic run on the nation's banks, and happened the day after F.D.R. was inaugurated. One o... See More
EVENING PRESS, Guernsey, Sept. 13, 1943 The front page has a banner head: "Germany is More Resolute Than Ever" with a subhead: "Neither Time nor Force of Arms Will Cause Reich to Submit - Adolf Hitler". Hitler's speech is prefaced: "On Friday evening, Adolf Hitler, the German Fuehrer, delivered a message to the people. He dealt at length with Italy's co... See More
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, March 6, 1847
* Rare antebellum title
* Iowa statehood
A very early newspaper for Florida. The front page has: "Laws of the United States..." which includes: "An Act for the admission of the State of Iowa into the Union" with the text noting in part: "...That the State of Iowa shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one, of the U... See More
British pamphlet which contains two sermons bound into one, titled: "The Great Sin of Lukewarmness in Religion; Together with Reflections Upon some late Notions of Moderation; Proving that those Notions do directly lead to that Great Sin." The bottom half of the titlepg. notes: "Set forth in Two Sermons Preach'd at the Parish-Church of St. Christopher's Upon Nov. 22 and Nov.... See More
THE LATTER DAY SAINTS' MILLENNIAL STAR, Liverpool, England, Sept. 6, 1880
* One of the oldest Mormon periodicals
This periodical, typically shorted to "Millennial Star", was the longest continuously published periodical of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, being printed from 1840 until 1970. During its 130-year history the Millennial Star varied from being ... See More
PUNCH, London, a bound volume with all 52 issues from January 7 thru December 29, 1888. This was a weekly political satire newspaper with a wealth of illustrations.
Of interest are the four prints within which relate to the Jack the Ripper hysteria which plagued London at the time. Although most newspapers reporting the latest news on the murders & investigations, including newspapers i... See More
LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, February 7, 1967
* Muhammad Ali - Cassius Clay
* Heavyweight boxing title match fight
* Ernie Terrell
This 10 page newspaper has a three column headline on page 5: "Clay Humiliates, Batters Terrill" with a three column action photo. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete, light browning with small binding holes alon... See More
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Michigan, February 26, 1943
* Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake Lamotta (day of)
* 3rd of 6 fights (tiebreaker)
* From Robinson's birth place
This 30 page newspaper has a five column headline on page 18: "Hayes Returns to Ring on Olympic Card" with subheads that include: "Sugar-Jake Rubber Bout Is Headliner" and more. This would be the third fight... See More
THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, February 6, 1943
* Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake Lamotta
* 2nd fight - Robinson's 1st ever loss
* Boxing - Boxers
This 22 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 9: "ROBINSON WIN STRING BROKEN" and "La Motta Floors Negro as He Takes Decision". This was the famous second fight in which LaMotta beat Robinson.
Other news, sports... See More
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Taunton, Massachusetts, July 5, 1934
* Night of the Long Knives
* Adolph Hitler
This 16 page newspaper has two column headings on the front page that include: "BIGGEST THREAT TO NAZI DOMINATION IS IN FARMING AREA" and more.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete, light browning with some margin wear, otherwise good.... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 23, 1941
* Dumbo - elephant & mouse
* Walt Disney animated cartoon movie
* Opening day movie advertisement
This 46 page newspaper has a 12 x 6 inch advertisement on page 17 for the opening night showing of the famous Walt Disney animated cartoon movie 'Dumbo'
With movies at that time usually released 1st in New York City, this could very well ... See More
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, September 26, 1941
* Brooklyn Dodgers (Los Angeles)
* Wins baseball National League pennant
* 1st time in 21 years - The Bums
This 20 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 16: "Dodgers Cop Title In National League"
Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with some margin wear, otherwise in good condition.... See More
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 6, 1783 This issue is from the closing months of the Revolutionary War, with a page 3 item noting in part: "...when the King of Sweden heard first of the independence of America being acknowledged by Great Britain...proposed a commercial treaty with the new republic..." and: "The Americans are busily employed in settling the form of l... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871
* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving
The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.
Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1874 The full front page is a print: "Faith--Waiting for Santa Claus" showing a young girl waiting at the door of a toy store. Inside has a nice full page: "Santa Claus is Coming!" showing Santa on his sleigh being pulled by 4 reindeer. The great doublepage centerfold is: AA Dream of a Christmas Dinner in 5 Parts". Also inside ... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 1, 1864
* Samuel Medary arrested
* Best title to be had (rare)
A notable issue as the front page has good content reporting on the arrest of Samuel Medary, the publisher of this newspaper. The first article is: "Is It Revolution! -- More Arrests" followed by: "Liberty Lies Sunned & Bleeding From Assassin Blows & Wounds!" whi... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 4, 1861
* Civil War about to start
* Pro Confederate - copperhead title
This is the volume 1 number 10 issue of this interesting newspaper (see below) with column heads including: "Is Slavery Forbidden in the Bible?" "Political Movements in the Confederate States" "Speech of Alexander H. Stephens" "The Present & ... See More
* re. Aliens omitted for the presidency - Congress
* United States Constitution in the Carolinas
Page 3 has an interesting item that reports: "The Legislatures of North Carolina and South Carolina...have both rejected the amendment proposed by the Legislature of this State, to the Constitution of the United States, fo
THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, June 7, 1928
* Airplane "Friendship"
Less than 13 months after Charles Lindbergh's heralded accomplishment, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to achieve the feat. The front page has a four column headline: "Friendship Fails in 3 Take-offs..." with subhead. (see) Wea... See More
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1785
* Government close
* Post war era
Printed during the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War & the creation of the federal government. Page 2 includes letters written from Boston and Virginia. Page 3 has three ads for runaways & the back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactu... See More
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 16, 1788
* Anglican minister John Wesley
* Government to be in Philly ?
Page 2 has an item from London noting: "Mr. John Wesley preached in the parish church of Bradford on Sunday...to the most numerous and respectable congregation that ever appeared in that place..." with a bit more. Another item notes in part:... See More
THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 9, 1798 Pages 1 & 2 have literary content and pg. 3 includes a chart of the: "Election for Governor". Also: "Depredations of Our Commerce" & a few other items.
Four pages, various foxing, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, good condition.
DAILY CALL, San Francisco, California, May 14, 1873
* Modoc War ends - Lava Beds
* Ben Wright Massacre
* John Levine hanged
The front page has an entire column taken up with a detailed account headed: "Ben Wright's Massacre" "A Narrative of the Affair by One Who Was Present". This was an affair with the Modoc Indians in 1852 which would eventually lead to a mo... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 30, 1862
* Fall of New Orleans, Louisiana
* Admiral David Farragut
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A very historic report as page 3 contains an early account of the fall of New Orleans to the Yankees, which obviously was a solemn admonition for a Confederate newspaper. The report is taken from Yankee sources with the top of a page 3 colu... See More
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 1847
* Mexican-American War
* Antonio López de Santa Anna
* General William J. Worth
Page 3 has: "Later From the Army" which has a report mentioning: "...that Santa Anna, at the head of 15,000 troops, was on is way & within four days of Saltillo; and that General Worth...was slowly falling back in the direction of M... See More
THE STAR, Guernsey, Channel Islands, April 7, 1942 This newspaper was published on this island in the English Channel and was occupied by the Germans during almost all of WWII. During the Nazi occupation they took over this newspaper and filled it with pro-German propaganda, offering a unique insight into how the Axis reported the news during the war.
Consequently, the pro-Nazi front page h... See More
THE STAR, Guernsey, Channel Islands, March 14, 1945 This newspaper was published on this island in the English Channel and was occupied by the Germans during almost all of WWII. During the Nazi occupation they took over this newspaper and filled it with pro-German propaganda, offering a unique insight into how the Axis reported the news during the war.
Consequently, the pro-Nazi front page ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 23, 1946
* CIA Central Intelligence Agency is established (1st report)
* President Harry Truman
Page 14 has a two column headline: "Truman Creates a New Authority To Handle Foreign Intelligence" "Gathering and Dissemination Put Under Secretaries of State, War and Navy With a Central Director as Coordinator" 1st report coverag... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 25, 1946
* 1st contact with the Moon
* Unites States Army Radar
* Belmar, New Jersey
This 40 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "CONTACT WITH MOON ACHIEVED BY RADAR IN TEST BY THE ARMY" "Signal Sent From Laboratory in Jersey Is Reflected Back 2.4. Seconds Later" "Vast Possibilities Seen" and more... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 14, 1916 The entire front page is taken up with an illustration captioned: "Animated Cartoons In the Making: Filming the Successive Drawings." showing a man doing just that. An inside page is entirely devoted to: "Animated Cartoons in the Making--How 16,000 Drawings are Prepared & Photographed in Producing 1000 Feet of Motion Picture Fil... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 6, 1861
* President-elect Abraham Lincoln
* Springfield, Illinois
Page 4 has: "Important From Springfield" reports on an interview between Lincoln and Horace Greeley, with some additional items (see). Other interesting articles relating to the coming Civil War.
Eight pages, some light damp staining, good condition.... See More
* Rare title
A very uncommon & early title we have only seen once in our 39+ years in this business. The four pages contain various news from London & elsewhere, plus letters and some advertisements, the latter taking up the entire back page.
Four pages, 10 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, printed on a thick-stock newsp... See More
THE NEWS AND OBSERVER, Raleigh, North Carolina, July 26, 1934
* Engelbert Dollfuss assassinated by Nazis
* Austrian dictator
* Nazi coup fails
The front page has a four column headline: "AUSTRIAN PREMIER KILLED BY NAZIS AFTER CAPTURE OF FEDERAL CHANCELLORY" with subheads and photo of Dollfuss.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 16 pages, light browning... See More
THE HURON COUNTY NEWS, Port Austin, Michigan, May 29, 1873
* Rare title
This 4 page newspaper has new of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Complete, a little fold wear with a few archival tape mends, light toning, generally in good condition.