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July 7, 1863
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 7, 1863 This is a terrific issue on one of the most significant battles of the entire Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg. This issue was published just at its completion when it was established that the Yankees had succeeded in defeating the Confederates and causing them to retreat towards the South, never to threaten the Union forces in the North again. It was a tu... See More
July 21, 1735
THE NEW-YORK WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 21, 1735 This is the very rare & early newspaper printed by John Peter Zenger who, just 8 months earlier was arrested for the critical comments he made in his newspaper about a decision made by the British Governor of New York, William Cosby. The result was a famous libel case in which Zenger was acquitted, the argument being that he had printed the trut... See More
November 10, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 10, 1860 This is a terrific issue for display as the entire front page is taken up with a nice Winslow Homer illustration of Abraham Lincoln, beardless (see), captioned: Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Born in Kentucky, February 12, 1809." Certainly one of the more desirable issues from the Lincoln era, from before he became president.
There is othe... See More
October 17, 1679
DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Oct. 17, 1679 A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.
Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to America to continue his printing trade... See More
October 15, 1862
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Oct. 154, 1862 If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, ... See More
March 22, 1850
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 21, 1850 A very notable issue for any literary collector as page 3 contains at the head of the first column the first newspaper appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "Resurgemus" signed by him in type at its conclusion: Walter Whitman. It was reprinted in the N.Y. Evening Post on April 30, 1850
Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
December 28, 1864
THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 28, 1864 Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865 just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War.
The front page includes: "From Wilmington--Attack of the Enemy" "From Richmon... See More
April 6, 1841
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 6 and April 6 1841 Simply a terrific pair of issues on the inauguration and--just one month later--the death of President William Henry Harrison. The significance of this pair is that it's a Washington, D.C. newspaper, the city where Harrisoin was inaugurated and died.
The March 6 issue has most of the front page taken up with: "The I... See More
March 14, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, March 14, 1862 This is arguable the very best newspaper to have on the famous naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac, with the front page dominated by a large and detailed map headed: "THE BATTLE OF THE IRON-CLAD STEAMERS. Scene of the Great Trial Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac, Sunday, March 9, 1862." Related are first column heads: "... See More
June 1, 1854
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., June 1, 1854 pages 2 and 4 have a great deal of reporting on the discussion is Congress concerning the Kansas-Nebraska Act. It was signed into law on May 30, 1854, the day prior to this issue.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act was an 1854 bill that mandated “popular sovereignty", allowing settlers of a territory to decide whether slavery would be allowed... See More
Item #652006THE POST-BOY, London, May 16, 1713 This issue begins with: "The TREATY of Peace Between his Most Christian Majesty and his Royal Highness of SAVOY, Concluded at Utrecht, April 11, 1713.
This was one of the treaties of Utrecht. The Treaty of Utrecht was an historic agreement among various European powers, with France being the common party within the various agreements, concluded April ... See More
July 4, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1863 The top portion of the first column on the front page is taken up with some great & very historic heads on the Battle of Gettysburg, including: "REBEL INVASION" "The Fighting At Gettysburg" "The Severest Actions of the War" "Losses Heavy On Both Sides" "Longstreet Taken Prisoner" "Advantage on Our Side&... See More
March 5, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1857 A terrific issue in which to find the inauguration and inaugural address of President James Buchanan. Almost the entirety of the first two columns on page 3 are taken up with the: "Inaugural Address". If is prefaced with: "The following is a copy of the Inaugural Address delivered yesterday by the Hon. James Buchana... See More
February 21, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, February 21, 1863 A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations. This was the Confederacy's only illustrated newspaper.
A nice feature of this issue is that the entire front page is taken up with an illustrati... See More
April 29, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865 The front page has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.
Inside text articles are entitled "Abraham Lincoln", "President Johnson", "Mr. Seward", "Great Pan Is Dead" and "The Foll... See More
October 30, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886 Although you get the entire 16 page issue, it is the "large foldout "Supplement" issue which is more highly prized.
Of the many foldout Supplements in Harper's Weekly, this one--unquestionably, in my opinion--ranks as the very best. It is also one of the most desirable.
The Supplement is a four page foldout measuring 44 x 1... See More
November 4, 1863
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1863 A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
Page 2 has an innocuous letter signed in type by the President: A. Lincoln, headed: "The Reply of President Lincoln to Governor Bradford" concerning a voting issue. Included also is the letter of Gov.... See More
March 23, 1889
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 23, 1889 The prime feature of this issue is the terrific double page centerfold captioned: "The American Baseball Players at Kennington Oval--Visit of the Prince of Wales". It includes some `8 scenes of various "plays" in baseball, and in additional has round portraits of the 18 baseball players involved (see). Among the two not... See More
July 5, 1863
DAILY DISPATCH---EXTRA, Richmond, Virginia, July 5, 1863 A great rarity: a Confederate broadside "Extra" reporting on the first two days of the historic Battle of Gettysburg. As the word "broadside" is defined, this is a single sheet printed on the front side only.
The heads at the top of the first column head: "Latest From The North" "Great Battle At Gett... See More
August 17, 1969
DAILY NEWS, New York City, August 17, 1969 If there were a collection of newspapers which defined the counterculture movement of the 1960's, this issue must be among them. The Woodstock Music Festival, late summer of 1969, brought the turbulent decade of the '60's to a close. Rolling Stone magazine listed it as one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock & roll. Th... See More
October 2, 1919
THE NEW YORK TIMES, a complete set of all 8 games of the infamous 1919 Major League Baseball World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds, to become known as the "Black Sox" series due to the alleged corruption of the White Sox team to throw the series.... See More
This set has dates October 2 through 10, a consecutive run of nine issues.
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This set has dates October 2 through 10, a consecutive run of nine issues.
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October 7, 1926
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 7, 1926 In the annals of World Series history one of the outstanding events remains Babe Ruth hitting three home runs in the fourth game of the 1926 World Series. That event is reported in this issue, and terrific to have in the New York Times.
The top of the first column on the ftpg. has: "RUTH HITS 3 HOMERS AND YANKS WIN, 10-5; SERIES EVEN AGAIN" "B... See More
October 23, 1929
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 23, 1929 The stock market crash of 1929 did much to define America for the next decade, resulting in the Great Depression and all the trauma relating to it. It seemed common for many newspapers to put a positive spin on the on-going tragedy, so front page reports often conflicted with the reality of the time.
Given that the stock exchange is in New York City, the... See More
January 20, 1853
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 20, 1853 The front page has a detailed account of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on his account. Second column heads announce: "THE KIDNAPPING CASE. Narrative of the Seizure and Recovery of Solomon Northr... See More
January 1, 1607
Very early German newsbook dated on the title page: 1607. Titled: AUSSFUHRLICHER BERICHT which crudely translates to: "FULL NEWS NOTICE" done by an editor from Germany by the name of Antonius Quirinus.
Complete in 48 pages, the back leaf being blank with the 46th page having a decorative, ending embellishment. Measures 5 7/8 by 7 1/2 inches, one of the middle leaves has a professional r... See More
Item #628845THE UNIVERSAL ASYLUM & COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, February, 1791 Certainly the most notable content is at the back where is found a significant report headed: Congress of the United States" with the text of the creation of the Bank of the United States. It is titled: "An Act to Incorporate tehe Subscribers to the Bank of the United States", the text taking 3 12 page... See More
March 21, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 21, 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.
The entire front page is taken up with a: "Continuation of Mr. Washington's Letters" the first dated June 18, 1776 and is to John Parke ... See More
August 3, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, August 3, 1776 This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. This issue was printed less than a month after it printed the Declaration of Independence (July 13 issue).
The front page includes an ad for the reprinting of a pamphlet ti... See More
March 24, 1864
THE PALMETTO HERALD, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 24, 1864 This Southern coastal town was captured by Yankee naval forces late in 1861 and remained a base for other operations along the Atlantic coast. An uncommon Yankee title from this otherwise Confederate stronghold. This is just the volume 1, number 4 issue with content including: "On Guard" "Medals of Honor" &qu... See More
Item #580626THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762 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 Texas, with all of Central America and all of the Cari... See More
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