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March 27, 1841
THE SCOTTISH JOURNAL, New York, March 27, 1841
* Rare title for Scotland immigrants
Obviously a newspaper for Scottish-Americans. The masthead has a thistle-themed engraving. Various literary items & other content.
Eight pages, light damp staining, 10 1/2 by 15 inches, generally nice.... See More
Item #644175THE SHAKER, Shakers, New York, and Shaker Village, New Hampshire, November, 1876 A monthly publication "Published By The United Societies" for folks in the Shaker community, quite famous today for the style of furniture they produced. This issue has much religious-related content including "Materialism--Spiritualism" "Fruitfulness In the Divine Life" "Decli... See More
March 6, 1824
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, March 6, 1824
* Abermarle County, Virginia land sale
* President James Monroe
On the back page under "Land For Sale" is a detailed notice that begins: "For sale, my tract of land in Albemarle County, heretofore my residence..." and more about the location of the property as well as the various amenities and improvements. Also som... See More
May 12, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination plot
* Trial of the conspirators - assassins
* Mary Surratt & others
The trial of those accused of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln remains a controversial event in American history. Ultimately four would be executed by hanging for their involvement, one a woman, Mary Surratt, the very first woman to be exec... See More
January 12, 1899
THE AMERICAN, Manila, P.I. (Philippine Islands), January 22, 1899 A rare title published during the Philippine-American War, or the Philippine War for Independence. Reports include; "Soldiers Are Going Home" "Army Orders" "Warships Are Being Moved" "North American Treaty Agreed Upon" and more. The large masthead features a huge eagle over the harbor of... See More
May 1, 1847
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, Philadelphia, May 1, 1847
* Very early on the railroad industry
* Uncommon title
Obviously a railroad-themed publication, the first in the nation (founded in 1831) replete with railroad articles, ads, etc., and with a very early image of a train in the masthead, along with a steamboat. Inside shows 2 engines of the "Norris' Locomotive Works" an... See More
October 27, 1881
DENVER TRIBUNE, Colorado, Oct. 27, 1881 The back page has an interesting article: "Anheuser-Busch Beer" "Formal Opening of the Association's Lager Beer Vaults Yesterday". Also: "THE UTES" "Something of Their Present Position & Future Movements".
Eight pages, bit of minor margin wear, good condition. From the year Denver became the capita... See More
January 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a great eight issue lot of dates Jan. 1, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 1859; May 19, June 9, 23, & 30, 1860. All issues are complete in 16 pages, are loose & a bit irregular at the spine, but the pages & prints are in very nice clean condition. See our website (seek by date) for the wealth of fine prints within each.
Total retail value our website is $264. We offer th... See More
August 1, 1870
PETERSON'S MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1870 Within this issue is a nice, color, foldout print of women's dresses in Paris, measuring 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches (some loss to a bottom blank margin). Also another color page of "Design in Applique for Smoking Cap." as well as several black & white pages with latest fashions of the day. There is also a steel pl... See More
Item #644143HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1863 Towards the back of the issue under the "Monthly Record of Current Events" is content pertaining to the newly enacted Emancipation Proclamation.
Other items within the issue are "A Californian in Iceland" which includes several illustrations; "The Gun-Boat Essex" and many more articles and illustration... See More
March 21, 1820
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1820 Most of pg. 2 is taken up with: "General Jackson's Memorial", continued in a future issue. The ftpg. has a document to the Senate signed by the President: James Monroe, concerning the return of land to the citizens of Georgia by various Indian tribes (see).
No fewer than 4 runaway slave reward ads. Four pages, nice condi... See More
February 11, 1893
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 11, 1893
* Coca Cola gets it's trademark (historic)
* Establishment of Coke
See the photo for the historic--yet inconspicuous--listing of Coca Cola receiving its trade mark, the very first in the list of many in this issue. The listing reads: "Beverages, nutrient or tonic, Coca Cola Company....22,406" the number being the patent number... See More
May 13, 1893
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1893
* Thomas Alva Edison
* DeWitt Clinton (locomotive)
Inside has an article: "Edison's Improvement In The Transmission of Power" which includes several illustrations. The ftpg. has a nice print from the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, showing the latest steam railroad engine next to the "De Witt Clinton, 1831".
Sixteen... See More
May 20, 1893
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893 The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry. The articles takes over a full column (see) & a portion includes: "...the duration of each image is one-ninety-second of a second, and the entire s... See More
May 3, 1814
NEWBURYPORT HERALD, Massachusetts, May 3, 1814 Inside has: "Frontier Accounts" with items from Detroit and Sackett's Harbor; "On the Rumoured Armistice". An item reads: "The report to-day is that Gen. Hull has been adjudged to be shot; but that his reprieve has come on." Another column has various War of 1812 reports.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
January 14, 1867
DAILY PRESS & TIMES, Nashville, Tennessee, Jan. 14, 1867
* Red Cloud's War - Indians
* Fort Laramie, Wyoming
Among column heads: "New Project for Reorganization of Southern State Governments" "From Fort Laramie--Mail Train Attacked--Troops Concentrating" "Anticipated Indian Raid in the Platte Valley" "Letter from Henry Ward Beecher to Gov. Br... See More
November 23, 1864
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 23, 1864
* Abraham Lincoln Thanksgiving Proclamation
The ftpg. begins with: "Death of Samuel Medary" with an additional six ftpg. articles with similar headlines. He was the editor of this newspaper and a former governor of Ohio.
Other items include: "The Result of the Presidential Election" with the votes per state; "Official ... See More
April 2, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 2, 1862
* Battle of Kernstown
* New Bern, North Carolina
Among the articles in this issue are: "The Battle In The Virginia Valley" "Parson Brownlow" "Gwen. Buell on the Fugitive Question--His Policy Concerning the Colored Person" "The Battle of Newbern--Gen. Burnside's Official Report to the War Dept." "... See More
August 17, 1864
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 17, 1864 The ftpg. features a nice Civil War map headed: "GENERAL BUTLER'S CANAL. Shortening the River Route at Dutch Gap---Seven Miles of Sailing on the James Saved---Another Yankee Enterprise." Plus nice first column heads: "Gen. Grant Commanding in Person" "Another Brilliant Achievement" "Farragut's Splendid Achievemen... See More
February 25, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 25, 1862
* Jefferson Davis inauguration
* President of the Confederacy
* Nashville, Tennessee map
The front page features a nice map of: "THE CITY OF NASHVILLE" which includes the city streets (see).
But of most significance is the ftpg. report headed: "Inauguration of Jeff. Davis as President of the Bogus Confederacy" "Scenes... See More
December 12, 1889
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 12, 1889
* Jefferson Davis funeral & burial
* Confederate president - Confederacy
The top of the last column on the ftpg. has: "JEFFERSON DAVIS BURIED" "The Grandest Funeral Seen In The South" "New Orleans Draped In Mourning and Thronged With Visitors--Bishop Galleher's Oration". The report takes the entire column & contin... See More
January 24, 1824
THE MICROSCOPE & INDEPENDENT EXAMINER, Albany, New York, Jan. 24, 1824 A somewhat uncommon title with various news items of the day & many ads. Wide, untrimmed margins, foxing throughout, good condition.
May 22, 1881
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1881
* American Red Cross created
* Clara Barton
The front page has a very significant report on the establishment of the American Red Cross. The article is headed: "The Red Cross" "Efforts To Establish An Organization in the United States". With a dateline of "Washington, May 21", the article begins: "At a meeting held th... See More
September 15, 1864
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 15, 1864
* Ulysses S. Grant
First column heads on the Civil War include: "Letters From Generals Grant & Sherman" "Call on the North For Troops" "Sherman Orders Atlanta to be Cleared" "The Disloyal Sent to Dixie's Land" "Grant Sends All Disloyal Persons South of His Lines" & more.
Eight pages, ni... See More
April 8, 1898
SEMI-WEEKLY STAR, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, April 8, 1898
* Very rare title
A nice & very rare newspaper from this town in Western Colorado along the Colorado River. Although Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) records a "Grand Junction Star" there is no record of "the Semi-Weekly Star".
Various news items and advertisements.
Four pages, a... See More
May 24, 1865
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 24, 1865
* John S. Mosby
* Jefferson Davis
The ftpg. has: "Mosby And His Guerrillas" "Letter From Richmond - The Conquerors and the Conquered" & more. Pg. 4 has; "Jeff Davis Disposed Of--He is Confined at Fortress Monroe" "The Conspiracy Trial" and more.
Eight pages, minor loss at margins doe... See More
August 3, 1863
BANGOR DAILY WHIG & COURIER, Maine, Aug. 3, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln order
* Protection of captured colored soldiers
The ftpg. has a column headed: "From the Army of the Potomac--Moseby Makes a Raid on Fairfax Court House--Another Battle in Arkansas..." & more. Pg. 3 has nice column heads: "Important Order form the President" "Protection For ou... See More
October 31, 1863
THE TRI-WEEKLY MERCURY, Charleston, South Carolina, Oct. 31, 1863
* From the origin of the Civil War
* re. Battle of Chickamauga
Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles in the market. Ftpg. war reports include: "Letter From Richmond" "A Raid In The Gulf" "A Yankee View of the Battle of Chickamauga" "The Confederate States--A Nation" ... See More
February 21, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, February 21, 1863
* Very rare Confederate publication
* Southern version of Harper's Weekly
* General James Longstreet print
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... See More
February 21, 1893
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Feb. 21, 1893 The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "Objections To Annexation" "Arguments of Those Who Prefer to Ignore Hawaii at Present" "No Naval Advantages To Be Derived" "Present Treaty with the Kingdom Granting Pearl Harbor to the United States Said 5to Be the Only Desirable Feature".
Beneath this report is: "... See More
February 1, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 1, 1820
* George III of the United Kingdom
* Death - best title to be had ?
Pages 1 and 2 have wide black "mourning" rules for the death of King George II of England, with both pages containing official instructions as to how to wear appropriate mourning garb. Other items concerning mourning for the recent death of the King (see).
Terrific ... See More
July 25, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, July 25, 1864
* Battle of Atlanta - Georgia
* James B. McPherson death
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Operations Before Petersburg" "Gen. Sherman Still Fighting In Front of Atlanta" "Major-General McPherson Killed" "The Enemy Beaten In Open Field" "Guerrilla Raid In Kentucky" & much mo... See More
June 21, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 21, 1864
* Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia
* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "BEFORE PETERSBURG" "The Enemy Driven Back on the Left" "All Their Charges Unsuccessful" "Georgia" "Charleston" "New Orleans" & much more.
Eight pages, ve... See More
June 2, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 2, 1864
* Battle of Cold Harbor
* U.S. Grant vs. R.E. Lee
* Marietta & Kingston, Georgia
* General William T. Sherman
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "News From Arkansas" "Atrocities of the Guerrillas" "Union Men Wantonly Murdered" "THE GRAND CAMPAIGN" "Gen. Grant in Complete Connectio... See More
May 27, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 27, 1864
* Battle of North Anna - Virginia
* Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Position of the Two Great Armies in Virginia" "Lee's Forces Concentrating" "His Army Estimated to be 175,000 Strong" "A Battle Imminent" "Lee Will Fight Before Falling Back to ... See More
May 7, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 7, 1864
* Battle of the Wilderness - Virginia
* Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Richmond Campaign" "Lee Still Falling Back" "Gen. Grant Reported to Have Flanked the Rebel Army" "Lee En Route for Hanover Court House" "Grant Out of the Wilderness" &q... See More
May 14, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 14, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
* Battle of Rocky Face Ridge - Georgia
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Dalton Ours" "Retreat of the Rebel Army Under Joe Johnston--The Place Occupied by Gen. Sherman on Thursday" "BEYOND THE PO" "Utter Defeat of the Rebels Under Lee" "The Enemy I... See More
June 18, 1870
JUBILEE SUPPLEMENT TO 'THE FRIEND', Honolulu, June 18, 1870 This special issue celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landing of the first American Missionaries on Hawaii in 1820. All the content--mostly a Jubilee Sermon--relates to the anniversary.
Eight pages, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.
March 3, 1873
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, March 3, 1873
* Ulysses S. Grant
The ftpg. has lengthy reporting concerning the inaugural ceremonies to to held for UI.s. Grant the following day. The bkpg. has: "Through The South" "North & South Carolina".
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.
September 16, 1822
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Sept. 16, 1822
* Lighthouses to be built
* President James Monroe
The ftpg. has 4 Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: James Monroe. One is: "An Act to Authorize the Building of Light-Houses Therein mentioned..." with a list of the lighthouses to be built.... See More
July 10, 1860
THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, July 10, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln for President notice
The top of page 2 has a political ad headed: "People's Ticket" "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN of Illinois" followed by a quote from him (see), and: "For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN of Maine".
The ftpg. has an interesting item beginning: "An exchange s... See More
March 24, 1829
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, March 24, 1829 Most of pg. 2 is taken up with a document concerning relations with Panama (continued in a future issue) which is prefaced with a letter from the President, signed in type: John Quincy Adams.
Four pages, minor margin wear.
September 2, 1896
CHRISTIAN HERALD & SIGNS OF OUR TIMES, New York, Sept. 2, 1896 The ftpg. has a print: "Amid The Ruins of Capernaum, on Lake Galilee" with a related article. More inside.
Sixteen pages, some wear & small tears at the spine.
July 23, 1881
PRAIRIE FARMER, Chicago, July 23, 1881 An interesting farming-themed newspaper from the Mid-West with an ornate masthead. Subtitled: "Weekly Journal for The Farm, Orchard and Fireside."
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, various small margin tears with some chipping.
July 13, 1876
AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, July 13, 1876
* General George Custer
* Battle of Little Bighorn
* Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens
Page 7 has: "Summary Of News" which includes a brief report of the Custer massacre: "The disastrous fight between Gen. Custer's command & the Sioux Indians on June 25th resulted in the death of Gen. Custer, together with 13 officers and... See More
April 20, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1878 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned "An International Conference About Money" which shows Uncle Sam. Pages within include a full page: "Private Theatricals at Blackville--I Hang Upon De Honey Ob Doze Laps!", a print of "The Liberian Ship Azor", a print of: "House at San Stefano in wh... See More
April 5, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 5, 1856 The key print would be the one-third page showing: "Arrest by the U.S. Authorities of the Suspected Slaver Falmouth, In New York Bay" & another print: "U.S. Marines Conveying the Crew of the Falmouth to Prison...",which appear on the bkpg. There is a related article as well.
Many other prints in this issue as we... See More
October 1, 1862
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, October, 1862
* Early Kentucky
* re. Daniel Boone
* Battle of Blue Licks
This issue begins with a 15 page article: "The Pioneers Of Kentucky" which includes 8 illustrations, many showing Indians. One is of: "Boone at the Blue Licks" which shows Daniel Boone leading a charge, with text on the Battle of the Blue Licks wit... See More
December 25, 1893
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Dec. 25, 1893 The top of the ftpg. has nice column heads on a train robbery: "TRAIN ROBBERS RAMPANT" "One of the Missouri Pacific Trains Held Up in Indian Territory" "No Resistance Was Offered to Them" "Passengers and Crew Taken by Surprise & the Desperadoes Have an Easy Time--A California Gang Makes a Big Haul".
Eig... See More
February 17, 1808
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 1808
* President Thomas Jefferson
* Port Judith Lighthouse
* United States Navy
The entire first column is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by: Th. Jefferson. The first is "An Act Making Appropriations for the Support o the Navy of the United States during the year 1808." The bkpg. is mostly taken up ... See More
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