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July 25, 1821
(50 issues) THE NEW TIMES, London, UK, July 25, 1821 thru December 5, 1821
A lot of at least 50 issues ranging from late July to mid-December, 1821. Coverage includes many articles related to Napoleon (who had just died) and several reports from America, but the most noteworthy content are the many articles related to Queen Caroline (beloved Caroline of Brunswick) including several relate... See More
July 23, 1849
NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, July 23, 1849 Page 6 has an article: "Law and Order at the California Mines" relates to the on-going Gold rush of 1849. Pages 4 & 5 are almost entirely taken up with a lengthy address signed by: J. C. Calhoun concerning his differences with Col. Benton.
Eight pages, very nice, clean condition.
September 13, 1814
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Sept. 13, 1814 The ftpg. has the historic "Proclamation" by the President which begins: "Whereas, the enemy by a sudden incursion have succeeded in invading the capital of the nation, defended at the moment by troops less numerous than their own...they wantonly destroyed the public edifices..." with more (see), signed in type: James Madison.... See More
May 25, 1814
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 25, 1814 Page 2 has: "British Official Account of their Late Attack on Oswego" "The Lake War" a report datelined Quebec "Lower Canada" and other smaller items.
Four pages, generally good.
April 26, 1804
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The National Intelligencer, Dec. 12, 1808, U.S. Gazette for the Country, June 15, 1809; Boston Gazette, April 26, 1804; New England Palladium, June 4, 1802; and New York Evening Post, Dec. 21, 1804. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early... See More
August 19, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, Aug. 19, 1847 Inside has some Mexican War reports with: "Late From Santa Fe" "Letter From General Taylor" is signed in type by him; "New Requisition for Troops".
Four pages, good condition.
May 27, 1846
THE DAILY UNION, Washington City, May 27, 1846 The top of the front page has: "Proclamation OF War by the Mexican Usurper" which includes: "...The supreme President, Gen. Paredes, issued a proclamation on the 23rd April. This manifesto...showing the progress of the American forces & the means adopted to repel them...that the American troops, having advanced to the Rio Gran... See More
March 12, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 12, 1862 This is a very nice issue covering perhaps the most famous naval battle of the 19th century, certainly of the Civil War. The creation of ironclad steamers Monitor & Merrimac ushered in a new era in naval warfare, being the first ironclad vessels that would become the prototype for all of naval engineering that would follow. Pg. 4 has a nice editoria... See More
May 14, 1873
DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, May 14, 1873 The top of the ftpg. has: "Ben Wright's Massacre" "A Narrative of the Affair by One Who Was Present", it being an event from 1852 in the on-going Modoc War. It takes an entire column. The top of pg. 3 includes: "THE MODOC WAR" "Further Details of the Engagement on the 10th" "One... See More
August 1, 1894
YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, August, 1894 An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.
Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.
November 4, 1848
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Nov. 4, 1848 Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.
Over half of the ftpg. has various political Acts and documents signed in type by the President: James K. Polk. Various content within including: &quo... See More
June 28, 1870
TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Laramie, Wyoming, June 28, 1870 This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound. Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper composed, print... See More
December 15, 1898
LESLIE'S WEEKLY, from New York, dated December 15, 1898. This is the Christmas issue and features a color cover wrapper as well as the typical main front cover. Also included is this issue is a pastel colored Ivory Snow advertisement which is loose from the main issue and would be very displayable. There are numerous Christmas-themed illustration in the issue. See photos.
Complete in 32... See More
December 16, 1899
SPIRIT OF THE TIMES & SPORTSMAN--CHRISTMAS NUMBER, Dec. 16, 1899 This issue has a three-color outer cover with a Christmas theme. The balance of the issue is focused on the sport of horse racing, although the subtitle notes: "A Chronicle of Racing, Trotting, Field Sports, Aquatics, Athletics, and the Stage". Inside includes a full page, 2-color "Portrait Gallery" imag... See More
December 30, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 30, 1865 This is the front leaf only which is a nice print captioned: "Buying The Christmas Turkey". Nice condition and a nice print for display.
December 14, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY--CHRISTMAS, Dec. 14, 1895 Certainly the feature of this issue is the great Maxfield Parrish front cover which shows a waiter delivering a plate with Christmas pudding. Typically this desirable cover is lacking as they were extracted from volumes over the years. Rare to find an issue with this cover intact. There is a minor stain at the right center of this image (se... See More
December 14, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY--CHRISTMAS, Dec. 14, 1895 Certainly the feature of this issue is the great Maxfield Parrish front cover which shows a waiter delivering a plate with Christmas pudding. Typically this desirable cover is lacking as they were extracted from volumes over the years. Rare to find an issue with this cover intact.
Although the prints within pale in comparison, they include... See More
December 16, 1882
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 16, 1882 The full ftpg. is: "Abandoned". A very nice doublepage centerfold: "Visions of Christmas-Tide" has four scenes including a central print showing Santa Claus, with his bag of toys, distributing dolls to a children's hospital (see). A few other Christmas related prints as well.
Complete in 32 pages, nice condition... See More
March 24, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, March 24, 1864 The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 5 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, war of 1812 war hero, and credited as to having abolished the disciplinary procedure of flogging (see).
The ftpg. features a large & detailed map: "THE BOMBARDMENT OF ISLAND NO. 1... See More
July 28, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1863 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "From Gen. Meade's Army" 'Hill's and Longstreet's Corps at Culpepper" "Defeat & Router of the Rebel Rear Guard" "Important Rebel News" "A Continuous Bombardment" "Jeff Davis Appoints the 21st of August for Humiliation & Prayer&quo... See More
July 29, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, July 29, 1863 The front page is dominated by a very large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "MEADE'S AND LEE'S FIELD OF OPERATIONS. Scene of the Present Movements of the Union & Rebel Armies in Virginia." Among the front page one column heads are: "The Rebels Retreat from Jackson, Mississippi" "The City in Possession of Our Troops... See More
June 19, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, June 19, 1865 The ftpg. has column headlines: "Disastrous Fire At Saratoga" "Great Destruction Of Property" "The United States Hotel and Its Cottages in Ashes" "The Marvin House, Telegraph & Express Offices, & Many Other Buildings Burned" "Two Persons Killed" "The Fire Believed to Have Been the Work of Incendiari... See More
March 29, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, March 29, 1865 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "The Victory of Saturday" "Further & Interesting Particulars" "Extend & Importance of Lee's Designs" "Position of the Line Gained by Grant" "A Resume of the Day's Operations--Causalities".
Eight pages, very nice... See More
January 24, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 24, 1865 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "WILMINGTON" "The Enemy in Font of It on the 18th" "Preparations for an Advance Movement: "THE SOUTH" "Reorganization of the Rebel Army" "Lee's Army the Confederacy's Only Hope" and much more.
Eight pages, nice condition.
September 5, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES Sept. 5, 1864 An historic issue as the front page announces the fall of Atlanta, with first column heads including: "OFFICIAL" "The Fall of Atlanta" "The Official Report of Maj.-Gen. Sherman" "His Strategy And Battles" "Gen. Hood Decamps from Atlanta in the Night". The report is signed in type: W. T. Sherman.
The back pag... See More
July 6, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, July 6, 1864 Among the ftpg. reports: "THE ALABAMA" "The Pirate Sunk off Cherbourg by the Kearsarge" "Details of the Engagement" & much more. This was considered by some the greatest maritime battle of the Civil War (see hyperlink).
Page 4 has: "Proclamation By The President" "Martial Law Declared in Kentucky" "The H... See More
May 26, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 26, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Grant's Rapid Pursuit of Lee" "A Considerable Skirmish There" "Desperate Charges of the Enemy" "The Rebels Leave--Grant Crosses" "Grant Picks Up a Thousand Prisoners" "Rebels Attack Him Nine Times" "Surrender Dem... See More
August 4, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 8, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBEL INVASION" "Probable Strength of the Cavalry Force in Maryland" "Rebels Reported to be Crossing Above Hancock & Moving on Wheeling" "Gen. Hunter Superseded by Gen. Sheridan" "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "The Rebels Explode a Mine but do no Damag... See More
August 2, 1861
The DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, Aug. 2, 1861 This is a single sheet newspaper with just a one column masthead, not uncommon from the Confederacy where newsprint was often difficult to come by. From the early part of the Civil War with many items relating to it, including article headed "Resolutions of Mississippi on the Victories in Virginia" is concerning Bull Run; a... See More
October 11, 1862
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Oct. 11, 1862 Printed in the dateline is "Confederate States of America" although lightly inked in portions (see). Among the articles: "Where Is Lee's Army?" "The Fight at Franklin" "From Northern Virginia" which includes two letters each signed in type: R. E. Lee, General Commanding (see).
Four pages, nev... See More
February 19, 1862
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Feb. 19, 1862 Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans ... See More
May 20, 1865
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 20, 1865 The ftpg. has: "Description of the Assassins" and over half a column with: "Instructive Letter From President Lincoln" which relates: "...evidence of his readiness to listen to all complaints & to deal justly and kindly with all..." signed in type: A. Lincoln, July 28, 1862.
Pg. 2 has an editorial: &... See More
April 23, 1898
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, April 23, 1898 Nice ftpg. reporting on the very beginning of the Spanish-American War including heads: "FIRST NAVAL BATTLE OF THE WAR FOUGHT" "A Monitor Has an Engagement With a Spanish Gunboat Off Florida" "THE NASHVILLE MAKES A CAPTURE" "Sampson's Fleet Has Sailed For Cuba" and much more including a graphic... See More
March 11, 1893
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, March 11, 1893 The top of the ftpg. has nice column heads on the infamous Lincoln Street Fire in Boston, with: "DEATH IN SEETHING FLAMES" "Boston, Mass., Visited by a Fatal and Disastrous Conflagration" "Pitiful & Heartrending Scenes" "Cut Off From Escape Many People Lose Their Lives in the Burning Building--Over&nbs... See More
February 24, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 24, 1862 Not only is this a great Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy, and as such contains a great wealth of the latest news and battle reports.
Perhaps the most significant content in this issue is the content relating to the establishment of the Southern Confederacy, as the Confederate Constitution and Presidency ar... See More
January 4, 1864
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 4, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. As would be expected there is various reporting on the latest news from the battle fields, including items headed: "Rumours From Richmond" "The Enemy Before Charleston" "The Siege of Charleston" "Reported Appointments" and a few other items.
The back... See More
January 13, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, January 13, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy with a wealth of war-related news, from the Confederate perspective.
The ftpg. includes: "The War News" "Meat Supplies" "Congress--The General Appropriations" "the Heroine of Tennessee" (small wear hole here) "Arrival in Richmond o... See More
January 26, 1863
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, January 26, 1863 A great newspaper not only from the Confederacy, but from its capital. A nice single sheet issue (typical late in the war) with a full masthead, with front page reports headed: "The Yankees Across the Rappahannock" "Appointments In the Department" "The Nautical Jeffreys" "Our Military Resources with sever... See More
June 29, 1864
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, June 29, 1864 The key content would be the page 2: 'President Lincoln's Acceptance" letter in which he agrees to being the Republican nominee for President for another 4 years, as was determined by the National Union Convent, signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.
Other articles: "Rebel Prisoners" "The Army of the Potomac" "The Rebe... See More
July 16, 1846
THE WEEKLY CHRONOTYPE, Boston, July 16, 1846 See the great, early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead. An interesting array of news tidbits, a few including: "The Mammoth Cave" of Kentucky; "Movements of Santa Anna" and "Dancing Forbidden" by the Presbytery of Harrisburgh, Pa, which notes: "...that dancing by professed Christians is in its tendenc... See More
December 16, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 16, 1859 The entire front page is taken up with: "The John Brownites In Council" "Great Confusion & Frequent Interruptions" "Unwonted Activity of the Police" "Various Offenders Ejected" "Serious Prospects of a Bloody Termination" and more. The back page has content concerning hangings related to the John Brown Harper... See More
October 26, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 26, 1859 Among the first column heads on the front page were; "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "The Preliminary Legal Proceedings in the Case of the Prisoners" "Old Brown's Harangue to the Court" "The Testimony of the Witnesses" "and more (see). The top of a middle column has: "The Insurgent Arrested at Carlisle&quo... See More
February 24, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 24, 1877. Full ftpg. Thomas Nast illus. of: "A Jewel Among Swine." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "St. Valentine's Day in Merrie Old England." Full pg. illus. of: "Skating in Central Park."
The doublepage centerfold has several illus. pertaining to "The Water Color Exhibition, at the National Academy of Design, New York - Sketche... See More
February 16, 1807
BOSTON GAZETTE, Feb. 16, 1807 A curious literary item here as page 3 has an advertisement for the performance of: "Alfonso--King of Castile", a theatrical performance, with one of the principal characters being "Mr. Poe". He was the father of Edgar Allan Poe.
Four pages, good condition.
October 5, 1858
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 5, 1858 The ftpg. has: "The Montauk Point Mystery Explained" "A New York Slave-Ship
Scuttled Off Long Island" "Nine Hundred Slaves Landed by the Haidee in Cuba" "Arrest of the Mate and Five of the Crew--Description of the Ship" with the text taking over a full column.
Also on the ftpg: "Another Successful Debarkation of Slav... See More
February 20, 1827
RICHMOND ENQUIRER, Virginia, Feb. 20, 1827 The ftpg. contains no fewer than 4 slave related ads including "Land and Negroes for Sale" and "$15 Reward", etc. Other new & ads of the day.
Four pages, nice condition.
September 22, 1862
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 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
January 23, 1808
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 23, 1808 Most of the ftpg. middle column has: "An Act" of Congress relating to the Embargo, signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, good condition.
April 5, 1850
THE REPUBLIC, Washington, D.C., April 5, 1850 Page 3 has: "Robbery of a California" noting: "D. Campbell returned to the city...from California with a quantity of the sacred dust, which, for security, he kept to the number of 29 1/2 oz wrapped up & in his pocket..." with more on the robbery (see).
Page 2 has a bit headed: "Fugitive Slaves--Slave States" and... See More
September 3, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1892 The full ftpg. is a nice print of: "Mrs. Grover Cleveland". Inside has a nice full page montage of prints by Frederic Remington: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in London--The Cossacks & Guachos", including part of a poster which shows Buffalo Bill himself.
A nice full page "The Last Load" is by A.B. Frost; a full p... See More
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