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Item #644366GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776
* Great Revolutionary War content!
* Battle of Long Island
* Patrick Henry
The first article is a: "Debate on the Motion for Referring the Hessian Treaty to the Committee of Supply, Concluded: "which has much great discussion on using Hessian soldiers to assist in the war against America, beginning: "The method hitherto purs... See More
August 17, 1776
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, August 17, 1776 The front page contains a naval report from Philadelphia, carrying over to page 2, plus a report from General Howe noting: "…the rebels had more than 100 pieces of cannon for the defense of New York…it is no wonder he has not been more successful…" and more. There is reference to Bunker Hill in another brief report. Yet ano... See More
March 20, 1820
NORTH GEORGIA GAZETTE AND WINTER CHRONICLE, the complete set of 21 issues bound in a volume including the half-title, First edition.
A weekly newspaper edited by Edward Sabine and written by members of the first Parry expedition (1819-1820) while at their winter quarters at Winter Harbour on Melville Island during them attempt to discover a North West Passage. It was circulated among the men in m... See More
January 5, 1863
THE NEWBURYPORT HERALD, Massachusetts, Jan. 5, 1863 Half a column at the top of the front page is taken up with the full text of the historic Emancipation Proclamation, headed; "Negro Emancipation Proclaimed" "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. Great to have this notable document on the top half of the front... See More
October 15, 1706
THE POST-BOY, London, England, Oct. 15, 1706 This is a very significant issue on the history of the United Kingdom as the front page has a report datelined "Edinburgh, Oct. 4" which begins: "Yesterday the Parliament met with the usual solemnity & his Grace, the Lord High Commissioner's Commission being read, her Majesty's letter to the Parliament was also read,... See More
April 28, 1865
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 28, 1865 This semi-weekly edition of this famous newspaper by Horace Greeley has the same historic coverage as the daily edition for this date, the discovery and death of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. A very significant issue not only on the life and career of Abraham Lincoln, but a signal event in the Civil War as well.
The front page one co... See More
April 10, 1865
BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, April 10, 1865 The top of the back page has the report of Lee surrendering to Grant at Appomattox, with column heads including: "Gloria In Excelsis Deo!" "SURRENDER OF GEN. LEE AND HIS WHOLE ARMY!" "The Terms Of Surrender" "Correspondence Between Gens. Grand and Lee" "Official thanks to the Army" and more. Included is th... See More
Item #639612THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752 Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page (see photos).
The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the reports about kite experiments, especially a di... See More
May 8, 1665
THE INTELLIGENCER, London, May 8, 1665 Here is an uncommon title in newsbook format (the forerunner of newspapers), which has news from various cities in England and Europe. This title pre-dates the London Gazette, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper (by exactly one month).
There is a report of a naval battle between the frigate Dartmouth and a privateer ... See More
November 21, 1863
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 21, 1863 It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable Civil War newspaper. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this famous title by Horace Greeley, a Lincoln supporter, and this issue makes for one of the best newspapers one could own from the Civil War era.
Page 2 has a very lengthy, ... See More
April 5, 1781
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 5, 1781 A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other (see).
Most of the front page is taken up with an Act by Massachusetts worded: "An Act for Prev... See More
February 20, 1861
THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, February 20, 1861 Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchang... See More
May 9, 1915
THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, May 9, 1915 This is one of the better headlines to be had on the sinking of the ship Lusitania, with the banner headline proclaiming the tragedy: "1,200 WENT DOWN WITH THE LINER LUSITANIA" with various related subheads. The image on the front page is an interesting print of the type of torpedo which sank the Lusitania, with the caption: &q... See More
May 6, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1865 This issue remains one of the most desired of the Civil War era, if not the 19th century, as much of it deals with the assassination and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.
The entire front page is a print captioned: "President Lincoln At Home" showing him reading a book to his son. This very image was made into a postage stamp by the U... See More
July 13, 1804
NEW YORK HERALD, July 13, 1804 All columns on pages 2 and 3 are black-bordered for the death of the celebrated Alexander Hamilton, killed in a duel with Aaron Burr on July 11. This is an early report as a page 2 item datelined "July 12" announces: "The universal anxiety which agitates all classes of people in this city for the fate of General Hamilton renders it proper that we... See More
April 15, 1865
EVENING COURIER & REPUBLIC, Buffalo, New York, April 15, 1865 The heads in the first column of the front page announce the horrible news to the people of Buffalo: "AN UNSPEAKABLE HORROR AND CALAMITY ! " "President Lincoln Assassinated!" "Secretary Seward Attacked in His Sick Chamber--His Throat Cut!" "Mr. Lincoln Shot through the Head At Ford's Thea... See More
May 13, 1774
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, May 13, 1774 The front page has a report London which relate to America and the on-going tea problems, a few bits noting: "...extracts of letters from...the several governors in America of threats & prophetic warnings to the gentlemen to whom the tea was consigned...copies of treasonable papers printed in America...are the regular of... See More
April 8, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, PA, April 8, 1778 This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
One-third of the front page is taken up with a letter with commentary concerning the recently created Articles of Confederation, beginning: "B... See More
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