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October 11, 1666
LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666
* The Great London Fire
Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations sin... See More
May 13, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 13, 1863
* General Stonewall Jackson death funeral
* Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia
* From the capital of the Confederacy
Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital. This issue has a very significant report in the funeral of Stonewall Jackson, who died just three days prior following woun... See More
May 14, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1863
* Confederate General Stonewall Jackson death
* From wound at Battle of Chancellorsville
The feature of this issue is the report on page 4 of the death of famed Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "OBITUARY" "Official Announcement of the Death of Stonewall Jackson" "IMPORTANT... See More
May 15, 1863
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York, May 15, 1863
* Battle of Chancellorsville- reports and list of casualties
* "Gen. Hunter and the Negro Regiment
The front page has: "THE BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE", "AVERILL'S LATE CALVARY EXPEDITION", "THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG", "Grant 18 Miles East of the City", "SHERMAN'S CORPS AT GRAN... See More
May 7, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 7, 1863
* Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia
* A "rebel" victory
* Rare Confederate title
Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.
A nice front page account of the Battle of Chancellorsville, a major Southern victory. the top of the first column has: "From Frederi... See More
May 5, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 5, 1863
* Battle of Chancellorsville - Virginia
* General Stonewall Jackson wounded
* From the capital of the Confederacy
Not only a nice newspaper from the Confederacy but one from its capital. This is a particularly significant issue as there is good content on the Battle of Chancellorsville, a significant victory for the Confederate forces al... See More
May 4, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 4, 1863
* Newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy
* Confederate Victory at Chancellorsville
* Much on Civil War events in Virginia
Not only is this a nice Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy.
Much war reporting in this issue, as the top of the front page has an historic & significant report headed: "F... See More
November 3, 1862
DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 3, 1862 Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.
Among the front page has a number of Acts and documents from the Confederacy, most concerning the on-going Civil War. One is: "An Act to Encourage the Manufacture of Clothing and Shoes for the Army" and a lengthy: "Act to Better Provide for... See More
January 14, 1826
THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 14, 1826
* Maryland Jew Bill becomes law
Under the heading "Maryland" is a very nice, editorialized report acknowledging the very recent approval of the "Jew Bill" which allowed--for the first time--Jews to hold public office in the state of Maryland.
The report reads in part: "The affairs of our state begin to... See More
May 13, 1762
THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762
* Rare Colonial Massachusetts
* St. Augustine, Florida
This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704.
The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forc... See More
June 2, 1975
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, June 2, 1975
* A Chorus Line is Reviewed pre-Broadway
* Off-Broadway at the Public Theater
* Michael Bennett, Marvin Hamlisch, Nicholas Dante, & James Kirkwood Jr
* The issue is from the Village Voice's own collection
A great issue reporting the very beginning of what would become a Broadway mega hit, "A Chorus Line". This issue reviews the m... See More
December 8, 1866
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 8, 1866 The full front page has 3 prints of: "Laying the Corner Stone of the New Masonic Temple at Baltimore, Maryland.
Inside has a fascinating halfpg. print of: "The New & Beautiful Parlor Divertisement of Base-Ball." showing a family playing a board game themed on baseball. There is also a related article: "The Parlor... See More
October 28, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 1852
* Harriet Beecher Stowe
This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book ... See More
February 3, 1855
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, February 3, 1855 This is an interesting issue, and an opportunity to own an original, 19th century newspaper containing an article written by Friedrich Engels, who along with Karl Marx became the most recognized communist revolutionaries of all time. Prior to becoming known for the political efforts, both men were foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune.
Page 4 h... See More
April 7, 1855
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, April 7, 1855 This is an interesting issue, and an opportunity to own an original, 19th century newspaper containing an article written by Friedrich Engels, who along with Karl Marx became the most recognized communist revolutionaries of all time. Prior to becoming known for the political efforts, both men were foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune.
Page 4 has ... See More
February 25, 1845
NEW YORK HERALD, February 25, 1845 Near the top of the front page is an ad: "To Rail Road Companies" for a new box car, with an illustration of it (see). Four pages, nice condition.
May 24, 1768
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 24, 1768
* Princess Louisa of Great Britain
* Death - funeral - burial
* Best title to be had ?
The entire front page appears more as a broadside, being a one column report on the funeral of: "...her late Royal Highness Princess Louisa-Anne..." who was interred in the Royal Family vault in King Henry VII's Chapel at Westminster Abbey.
I... See More
October 26, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1847
* Occupation of Mexico City
* General Winfield Scott
* Mexican-American War
Page 3 has a a full column letter concerning the Mexican War.
Also, most of a column is taken up with some fine reports on the war in a letter prefaced in part with: "...from a high source of military information...that every word of it may b... See More
December 23, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 23, 1779
* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication
A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 41.
The front page begins with the conclusion of: "A Plan for Reducing New England by the... See More
May 3, 1865
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, May 3, 1865
* Very rare Civil War title - closing events
* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow
W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to... See More
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