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November 20, 1776
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, November 20, 1776
* Hanging of Nathan Hale - American Revolutionary War soldier & spy
* "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" fame
By far the most significant content is found on page 3 as it contains an exceedingly significant--albeit brief & inconspicuous--report of an event known by any student of Ame... See More
March 8, 1865
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 8, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln inauguration
* Inaugural address on the ftpg.
* Closing weeks of the Civil War
* In a pro-Confederate title
Among the front page reports is: "Inauguration of President Lincoln--His Address" which contains his address in full, ending with the immortal words: "With malice towards none, with charity for all, wi... See More
May 4, 1865
ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, May 4, 1865 Obviously a damaged newspaper however this is a newspaper from Lincoln's hometown, with coverage of his funeral & interment, and from the city where Lincoln was buried.
Although the front page has some content concerning the closing events of the Civil War and the trial of Lincoln's conspirators, the prime Lincoln content is on pa... See More
April 17, 1740
THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740
* Earliest of American newspapers to be had
This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a singl... See More
January 7, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
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. Rarely found today.
All of the front page is taken up with advertiseme... See More
November 6, 1779
THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779
* American Revolutionary War
* Southern events - Georgia & more
Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...... See More
Item #654247GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776
* Capture of New York City
* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map
* American Revolutionary War
This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform yo... See More
May 7, 1915
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, May 7 and 8, 1915 Two consecutive issues reporting the sinking of the Lusitania.
May 7 issue: The last column of the ftpg. is mostly taken up with headlines on the event including: "TORPEDO DESTROYS LUSITANIA" "Sunk Off Irish Coast by German Submarine--Assistance Is Sent" "Passengers Are Saved, According To Report" "Many Prominen... See More
November 1, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 1, 1873
* One of Winslow Homer's most popular
Although there are many fine prints in this issue, likely the most desired is the very nice full page by Winslow Homer: "Dad's Coming".
Front full page Thomas Nast illustration of "Tammany Hall Will Whip Creation This Fall." Inside are two 1/2 page illustration pertainin... See More
July 4, 1863
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 4, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
* Most historic battle of the Civil War
Pages 2 & 3 have content reporting on the Battle of Gettysburg. Column heads include: "Latest from the Battle Field - Two More Battles" which includes two dispatches from General Meade. Also: "Unofficial Reports" and then: &q... See More
March 1, 1865
THE SOLDIER'S CASKET, Philadelphia, March, 1865
* Very rare title
This is the volume 1, number 3 issue of a title about which little is known. There is no record of it in Mott's "History of American Magazines" and nor can I find information on the internet. It is recorded in "Union List of Serials" which notes that it is held by 8 American institutions. Two ... See More
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