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January 5, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 5, 1863
* Abraham Lincoln rescinds
* General Order No. 11 (1862)
* Expelling all Jews - Jewish
* Issued by Ulysses S. Grant
Certainly the most notable content is the rather inconspicuous item on page 5 wherein President Lincoln rescinded Grant's General Order 11 to expel all Jews from his military district of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi. This Grant... See More
September 2, 1965
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Sept. 2, 1965 The front page features a photo of Bob Dylan captioned: "Dylan Stirred Up Forrest Hills". Also on the ftpg, & concluding inside, is a detailed account of the Dylan's very notable & controversial performance at Forest Hills of just 5 days earlier. Portions include: "...teenage throng was bitterly divided between New York eq... See More
February 20, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER with the "Supplement To Volume XV", Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 20, 1819 Certainly the best content in this issue is in the lengthy "Supplement" to the volume, with an article headed: "Legislature Of Maryland - The Jew Bill--From A Correspondent" which takes nearly four pages.
As a bit of history, In 1776 Maryland's constitution saf... See More
March 20, 1969
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York A six issue set of issues containing the entire series of six articles on the life & career of Bob Dylan. The dates are March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1969.
All are authored by Toby Thompson when he traveled to Dylan's hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota. Each of the articles have a subtitle: "A Good Family Boy" "Join the Elvis Rebellion&... See More
The Nova Constellatio coin, made for the American colonies... Settling Australia as a penal colony...
Item #664331THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1786 The most interesting item in this issue is the foldout plate which contains--among other prints--an image of the "Nova Constellatio" coin used in the colonies (see). The print shows both the obverse & reverse & has a date of 1785.
This was one of the earlier colonial coins, ordered by Gouverneur Morris & minted in Bir... See More
November 19, 1692
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 19, 1692
* Rare 17th century publication
* Early optician, John Marshall ad
One of just four advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses,... See More
January 18, 1665
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)
* One of the earliest & rarest of newspapers to be had
This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxfor... See More
October 18, 1862
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, October 18, 1862
* Cavalry commander Turner Ashby
* Very rare Confederate publication
A very rare publication from the Confederacy, only a few issues of which having come into our inventory over the past 35 years. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page is dominated by a n... See More
October 30, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the somewhat rare four page foldout of the Statue Of Liberty. Of the many Supplement issues which appeared in Harper's Weekly over its 60 years, this--in our opinion--is the very best.
This large print measures 44 x 15 1/2 inches and shows New York Harbor with a closeup of the newly dedicated St... See More
December 8, 1781
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781
* Treaty of Peace
* Lord Cornwallis capitulation
* General George Washington
* Revolutionary War closing events
The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...".
But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATI... See More
November 9, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1776
* Great Fire of New York (1776)
* American Revolutionary War
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.
The front page has a report noting in part: "During the time that General Howe lay at Turtle bay he ... See More
February 14, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 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.
The entire front page is taken up with ads, one of which is for the printi... See More
News from the closing moments of the war... Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and others...
February 12, 1782
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 12, 1782
* American Revolutionary War closing events
* George Washington & Thomas Jefferson
The inside pages have various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, including: "...nothing but the utter destruction of the Carolinas was talked of by the ministry & their creatures; but since the French have bl... See More
July 10, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 10, 1781
* Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina
* General Daniel Morgan victory
* American Revolutionary War
The front page begins with a letter: "To the Virtuous American Yeomanry", which is supportive of the cause to support the American effort. Bits include: "...You cannot...expect such an effect as the... See More
April 16, 1865
SUNDAY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic)
* It is BEST to have reports from the city where an event occurred.
As might be imagined newspapers from Washington reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are exceedingly scarce and exceedingly desirable. Although newspapers from New York & Philadelphia remain among the most so... See More
October 16, 1881
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881
* Best Old West title to be had
* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept th... See More
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