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August 1, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 1835
* John Murrell slave revolt
* "Great West Land Pirate"
* Vicksburg, Mississippi
The ftpg. has an editorial headed: "Vicksburg Outrage" which comments on the: "...official account of the hanging of five gamblers at Vicksburg, Miss...". This concerns the angry mob which decided to expel all professional ... 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
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
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
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, 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
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
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.
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
May 28, 1803
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL AND MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, May 28, 1803
* USS Constitution
* Sailors wanted ad
Page 3 has a rather small ad headed: "Wanted" reading: "For the purpose of heaving down the Frigate Constitution, Two vessels of about 100 tons burthen each. Persons willing to furnish them will apply either to Edward Preble, Esq. the Captain of the Frigate, or a... 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
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
November 16, 1893
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Nov. 16, 1893 The top of the front page has a nice account headed: "TRAIN ROBBERS CAPTURED" "One of Them Proves to Have Been a Girl in Men's Clothes" "Illinois Bandits Landed In Jail" "Three Men Who Held Up the Evansville Express & Shot the Brakeman Are Safely Behind Bars at Lincoln, Ill." The articles takes three... See More
October 31, 1853
DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Ohio, October 31, 1853
* Day of Thanksgiving
Page 2 has a: "PROCLAMATION" for day of thanksgiving and prayer by William Medill, Governor of Ohio. It was to have been celebrated the 4th Thursday of November, the traditional Thanksgiving Day that would be formalized by Pres. Lincoln ten years later.
Four pages, a little spine wear, otherwise nic... See More
April 15, 1865
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 15, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee surrenders
* Battle of Appomattox Court House
An inside page has over a full column taken up with a report headed: "THE GREAT VICTORY" which is an editorialized report concerning the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General U.S. Grant at Appomattox (see).
The report concludes with: "The surrende... See More
January 3, 1801
THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, Jan. 3, 1801
* Volume 1 Number 1 issue (rare)
Edited by Joseph Dennie under the pseudonym "Oliver Oldschool" and Asbury Dickins, it espoused republican values and was the first important political & literary journal in the United States. This is the volume one, number one issue. The ftpg. has the first of the series of "Journal of a Tour... See More
December 1, 1820
THE ANALECTIC MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1820 This was a very famous literary-themed magazine, but this issue features a a quite rare, hand-tinted full page engraving titled: "Falls of The Pedler Virginia". More typically such hand-tinted prints were removed from the issues long ago. And this engraving is in nice condition. The engraving is at the back of the iss... See More
October 21, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 21, 1826
* "Roasting A Jew--for the good of the church of Spain!"
The back page includes has a item concerning the burning of a Jewish man, with a small head: "Roasting A Jew--for the good of the church of Spain!" portions including: "...to sacrifice the unfortunate Hebrew. All the thieves, smugglers and assassi... See More
August 8, 1815
NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 8, 1815
* Napoleon Bonaparte abdication
Page 2 has a report which begins: "Official Accounts Of the Great Overthrow of the Whole French Army on the 18th June..." which is the Battle of Waterloo. It includes a letter headed: "Declaration to the French People - Frenchmen!" in which Napoleon announces in part: "...My political life is e... See More
May 14, 1825
NEW YORK OBSERVER, May 14 and June 18, 1825
* American Tract Society creation
A pair of notable issues. The May 14 issue of this religiously-themed newspaper has about half of page 2 taken up with the creation of the "American Tract Society", whose formal beginning was on May 11. Included is their "Constitution" and well as the: Laying The Corner Stone" which w... See More
August 5, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, July 12, 1815
* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium
* Napoleon I vs. Duke of Wellington
Page 2 contains some good accounts of the historic Battle of Waterloo, where the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon Bonaparte. One report begins: "...have taken into consider consideration the signal & splendid victory gained by the Army under the command of the Duke of... See More
December 11, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Dec. 11, 1816
* President James Madison
* State of the Union Address
The ftpg. has 1 1/2 columns taken up with the: "President's Message" which carries over to take more than half of pg. 2, being the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type James Madison. One item mentions: "...The Indian tribes without our li... See More
April 17, 1863
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, April 17, 1863
* Rare Confederate title from the Civil War
This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.
The ftpg. conta... See More
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