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April 6, 1807
BOSTON GAZETTE, April 6, 1807
* Edgar Allan Poe's father theater ad
On pg. 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a notice for a performance of "Julius Caesar" by Shakespeare, with Mr. Poe in the role of "Decius Brutus". (see)
News of the day with several other interesting advertisements. Complete with 4 pages, small hole near the middle of the first leaf (pages 1 &am... See More
September 21, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 21, 1850 Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in this newspaper. Collectors always desire to have notable governmental reports in newspapers from the nation's capital.
Not surprisingly most of this four page issue is taken up... See More
June 2, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, June 2, 1838 Page 2 has a nice article concerning the infamous Trail of Tears headed: "Removal of The Cherokees" which is a letter signed by Winfield Scott to the Cherokee Indians which begins: "The president of the United States has sent me, with a powerful army to cause you, in obedience to the treaty of 1835, to join that part ... See More
June 29, 1844
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 29, 1844 Included is a report stating that: "A party opposed to the longer control of Joe Smith (Joseph Smith), the Prophet...determined to establish a public press at Nauvoo, and the Nauvoo Expositor was issued accordingly." There is a second report which criticizes the establishment of the paper, stating that the city council declared... See More
January 4, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 4, 1812 Near the back is an early item concerning the disastrous New Madrid earthquake before it was known as such. The report includes: "Several shocks by earthquakes have been felt in various parts of the southern and western states...It seems probable that some dreadful calamity may have been experienced in a distant part of the world--probably So... See More
March 5, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1831 Fourteen of the 24 pages of this issue are taken up with: "Correspondence Between Gen. Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun" most of it relating to the Seminole Indian War. Included are 7 letters signed: Andrew Jackson, 9 letters signed: J.C. Calhoun, and 2 letters signed: James Monroe plus one by John Quincy Adams.
Complete in 24... See More
July 25, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1829 Near half of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Abolition of Slavery" which concerns Virginia, noting: "...revise the constitution of the commonwealth, praying for the adoption of some provisions in the new constitution by which the slave population in the state may be checked, or reduced, and, if possible, ultimately done away..."... See More
June 17, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 17, 1820 An inside page has a nearly two page article titled: "The Slave Trade" which has some fascinating details of the discovery of slave ships, some of the text including: "...I do further declare that the state in which these unfortunate creatures were found is shocking to every principle of humanity, seventeen men sha... See More
July 11, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818 The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.
Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War ... See More
March 17, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 17, 1821 Inside has close to six pages headed: "Treaty With Spain - By the President of the United States - A PROCLAMATION". This is more commonly known as the Adams-Onis Treaty, or the Florida Treaty, wherein Spain gave Florida to the United States and set a boundary between the United States and Mexico (see hyperlink for details).
Thi... See More
January 4, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 4, 1817 Perhaps the most notable content in this issue is found in the 8 page "Supplement" which has a full page taken up with: "The Sage of Monticello". The lengthy article is the result of a visit by a writer to the home of Thomas Jefferson with comments on Jefferson's daily routine, his manner, and considerable disc... See More
September 7, 1858
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 7, 1858
* Stephen Douglass & Abraham Lincoln
* Early baseball in New York City
The ftpg. has headlines & text on: "The Staten Island War" "Further Arrests" "Suspension of Superintendent Tallmadge" and more (see photos).
Pg. 4 has an article headed: "The President & Mr. Douglas" which mentions Lincoln as wel... See More
November 16, 1860
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 16, 1860
* Southern crisis - Secession options
* Abraham Lincoln as president elect
From a few months before the outbreak of the Civil War, the front page has: "The Southern Excitement" "Condition of Public Sentiment in the Slave States" "The Union Element Showing Itself". More similar reports on 4.
Eight pages, a little irregula... See More
June 18, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 18, 1859
* Slaver - slave ship Orion
* African Slave Trade Patrol
The front page has an article headed: "The Alleged Slaver Orion" See images for text here.
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, a few printing flaws, generally nice.
April 9, 1861
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, April 9, 1861
* Start of the Civil War very close
* Fort Sumter about to be attacked
* History about to be made
This title has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day. On page 2 under "Important Government Movements" are various reports regarding the tensions in the Southern States just 3 days prior to the outb... See More
March 3, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 3, 1855 The ftpg. has a nice print: "A Sleighing Scene Near Boston" with related text. Prints inside includes scenes of Constantinople, "Homme Richard & Serapis" "Constitution & Guerriere", 2 prints from Gettysburg, and a map of "Sepastopol and Balaklava".
Sixteen pages, some very lite scattered foxing, ot... See More
November 20, 1860
LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, Queens, Nov. 20, 1860
* Southern secession & tensions
A uncommon title from after Lincoln's election yet before his inauguration & the outbreak of the Civil War.
Page 2 has some reporting related to the tensions in the Southern states. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete with 4 pages, a little margin wear with a few sma... See More
December 12, 1831
UNITED STATES TELEGRAPH, Washington City, Virginia, Dec. 12, 1831
* Confessions of Nat Turner
* Slave insurrection fame
Page 3 has an ad stating that a business has for sale, "The Confession's of Nat Turner". (see)
Turner was the leader of the famous slave insurrection in Virginia that occurred in September of 1831. Describes the "Confessions" as those "volunta... See More
November 27, 1802
BOSTON COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL GAZETTE, Nov. 27, 1802 The top of the front page has a notice for an exhibit of A beautiful African Lion which includes details about the event and a woodcut of a lion. Light foxing.
February 1, 1812
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812 Page 7 has under the heading: "South America" which mentions the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATE..." and continues: "The first fruit of freedom of Carthagena, was the abolition of the INQUISITION... See More
March 14, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 14, 1812 Near the back is a brief yet interesting article headed: "Pleasing Sketch of Zanesville", Ohio, describing it as it was in 1812 (see).
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, a tear at the spine, boxing to the upper right (see), otherwise good condition.
April 24, 1817
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 24, 1817
* Slave advertisement from the Nation's Capital
This issue has not one but four runaway slave advertisements with one on page 3 and the other three on page 4. (see images)
News of the day and other ads. Complete in 4 pages, good condition.
February 13, 1871
THE FOND DU LAC DAILY, Wisconsin, Feb. 13, 1871
* Scarce title from the early Midwest
A rare volume 1 title has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Was an early settlement for Native Americans next to Lake Winnebago.
This issue is not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and easy to handle. Complete i... See More
December 12, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 12, 1859
* Post John Brown execution (hanging)
* Much on the funeral services - burial
Almost all of the front page is taken up with with reports on the burial of John Brown including first column heads: "The Impending Crisis" "The Burial of John Brown" "Approaching Execution of His Comrades" "The Efforts to Obtain a Pardon for... See More
July 19, 1856
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 19, 1856
* Great Train Wreck of 1856
* Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania
* The Camp Hill Disaster
The front page has an article headed: "THE DISASTER ON THE NORTH PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD" "Further Particulars" "Sixty Lives Supposed to be Lost" and more with list of the killed. (see) Text takes up over 2 columns.
Other news of the day.... See More
April 15, 1859
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1858 The top of the back page has an interesting article headed: "Rehoboth Beach" which takes 7 column inches. Near the beginning is: "About five miles below Cape Henlopen, on the Delaware sea-coast, is a spot of land now laid off as a town called Rehoboth. The fast land extends down to the beach, which is of hard sand, furni... See More
December 18, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, December 18, 1841 The back page of this issue features a quite lengthy report concerning the the "Mutiny Of Slaves" on the ship Creole, a rather infamous event in American history. In this report, it also states that the infamous Bowie knife was one of the instruments used in the killing of Mr. John Hewell, an owner of a portion of the slave... See More
May 23, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 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 would require the constant labor of 330,000 wor... See More
April 19, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817 The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.
Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More
July 11, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1829 It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people long before they would become a household name.
Near the back is is a great example. Under a list headed: "Military Academy" area the: "...names of the five most distinguished cadets in each class..." and listed in the "First Class" is a young Robe... See More
July 5, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 5, 1834 Within this issue is a report headed: "In Memory of LaFayette" being a "General Order" concerning the death of LaFayette, signed in type by: Andrew Jackson (see).
Also in this issue is lengthy report from Congress taking several pages, as well as: "Mr. Taney & The President" "Chesapeake &... See More
February 22, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 22, 1834 Inside contains: "Anonymous Letters!" which contains several concerning the assassination plot against President Jackson, one beginning: "This is to inform you that I, one of a number of young men of this city who have conspired your death, unknown to my colleagues, write this to warm you of this plot..." and another in... See More
June 9, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 9, 1832 Inside has over half a page headed: "Indian War" which includes a Proclamation from the Rock River, signed by: John Reynolds, noting: "It becomes my duty again to call on you for your services in the defense of your country. The state is not only invaded by the hostile Indians but many of our citizens have been slain in battl... See More
February 6, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 6, 1819 Certainly the most significant content in this issue is a complete printing of the Convention of 1818, headed on page 2 as: "BRITISH TREATY. By the President of the United States of America, A PROCLAMATION". This treaty with England was respecting fisheries, boundary, and the restoration of slaves between the United States of Amer... See More
August 18, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 18, 1821 Inside has an article headed: "Major Andre" concerning the removal of his bones to be shipped off to England (see). Also in this issue: "Indian Trade", and an historic report headed: "Admission of Missouri" concerning it formally joining the Union which happened on August 10, 1821. Included is the: "Procl... See More
March 7, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 7, 1829 An inside page has a nice article headed: "The Inauguration" which begins with some details of the proceedings including: "...in the presence of an immense concourse of spectators, filling the portico, the steps...the president of the United States delivered his inaugural address as given below, and having conclude... See More
July 12, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 12, 1828 Starting on page 316 and continuing through page 325 are considerable details regarding the July 4 dedication ceremonies of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (the oldest railroad in the United States), which included the last living signor of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll (Senator of Maryland) performing the groundbreaki... See More
July 18, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1818 Of importance is the multi-page printing of former President James Madison's Address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle.
The Wiley Online Library, in regards to this lengthy address, states the following: "James Madison's 1818 Address to the Albemarle Agricultural Society offers new insight into the diverse historiog... See More
September 7, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1811 This was the first issue published: "Vol. 1 No. 1" as noted in the masthead. The entire front page is taken up with: "The Editor To The Public" in which he details what the newspaper is to be about (see for portions). Page 10 has a chart of: "Total Expenses, Of the War for Independence with a Statement of All the Troops i... See More
Item #654167THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807 Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More
October 17, 1822
THE PITTSBURGH RECORDER, Pennsylvania, October 17, 1822 The volume 1 number 49 issue of a quite uncommon and very early periodical from Western Penna.
Articles within are: "Russia, as a Field for Missionary Effort"; "Anecdote of Boerhave"; "Christian Fidelity"; "Pittsburgh Sabbath School Association"; "Latest from Europe" and more.
Si... See More
July 28, 1812
THE ANTIGALLICAN MONITOR & ANTI-CORSICAN CHRONICLE, London, July 28, 1811 Published by Lewis Goldsmith, of Portuguese-Jewish extraction. Previous to publishing this newspaper he spend much time in France acting as a "secret agent" to Napoleon, including efforts to kidnap King Louis XVIII. Goldsmith escaped to England in 1809 & by 1811 he founded this newspaper (subseq... See More
April 22, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 22, 1854 The ftpg. has an allegorical print of "April". Prints inside include: "The New Custom House, Charleston, South Carolina"; four prints of Indianapolis buildings including the "State House" & "Insane Hospital"; a back page print of "Market Square, Melbourne" and "Prince's Bridge, Melb... See More
July 17, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 17, 1859
* Battle of Solferino, Italy
* Second Italian War of Independence
The front page has one column headings: "News From Europe" "Additional Details of the Battle of Solferino" "Blunders of the Emperor of Austria on the Field" and more. Lengthy text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
October 31, 1843
PENNSYLVANIA INQUIRER& NATIONAL GAZETTE, from Philadelphia, October 31, 1843.
* Martin Chuzzlewit
* Boz - Charles Dickens
The front page has the continuation of: "A New Story By Boz." "The Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit His Relatives, Friends, & Enemies" by Charles Dickens. Text takes up over three columns on the front page.
Complete in four pages, goo... See More
July 21, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 21, 1854 Starting on the bottom of the 3rd column on page 4 and continuing through nearly all of column 4 is the untitled article themed (on the "works of Karl Marx website), "The Details of the Insurrection at Madrid - The Austro-Prussian Summons - The New Austrian Loan - Wallachia," which is written by Karl Marx, and is signed in block type: KARL... See More
August 7, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, August 7, 1854 Starting at the bottom of the 3rd column on page 5 and continuing through the middle of the 2nd column on page 6 is the article, "THE WAR DEBATES IN PARLIAMENT," which is written by Karl Marx, and is signed in block type: KARL MARX.
Note: This is an interesting issue which provides the opportunity for a collector to own an original/authenti... See More
January 24, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 24, 1859 Starting on the bottom of the 3rd column on page 4 and continuing through nearly all of column 4 is the untitled article themed (on the "works of Karl Marx website), "On Italian Unity," which is written by Karl Marx. Although unsigned, it is identified as his writing on the same site - which also prints the text of the article.
Note:... See More
February 1, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, February 1, 1859 Page 3 has the 1+ column article, "AFFAIRS IN PRUSSIA," which is an article written by the NY Tribune foreign correspondent, Karl Marx. Also included on page 3 is, "THE MONEY PANIC IN EUROPE," which is a collaborative report by the team of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune. Although bot... See More
July 8, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 8, 1854 Page 4 has the 2 column article, "STATE OF THE RUSSIAN WAR," which is a collaborative report by the team of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune. Although unsigned, the website headed, "Articles By Marx In The New York Tribune," identifies it as such (along with others).
Note: This is an in... See More
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