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April 25, 1863
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 25, 1863 The front page of this issue has an illustration and supporting text re: the "Bartlett's Patent Refrigerator". The inside pages has: "Cobb's Patent Hay Rack", "Raymond's Patent Hay Fork", "Johnson's Patent Piston-Rod Packing, and more. There are also two Civil War reports - one "The attack o... See More
Item #670952THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787
* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States
This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More
February 19, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, February 19, 1862 Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "The Great Victory", "Additional Particulars of the Capture of Fort Donelson", "Graphic Description of the Sanguinary Fight", and more.
Complete in eight pages. foxing more so near the margins, bit of staining near the middle
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December 26, 1781
A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated February 18, 1782. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, and is written out for "Fifteen Pounds".
Measures 6 1/2 by 4 inches and is in nice condition. A terrific item fo... See More
December 20, 1735
THE COUNTRY JOURNAL; OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, Dec. 20, 1735 Page 2 has a brief yet early report concerning the settling of Georgia, reading: "Our letters from Georgia assure that the Vines and Silks of that country continue to promise a success even beyond expectation, and that a settlement of 160 hardy highlanders from Scotland is to be made on the outmost boundaries for a barrier to... See More
May 21, 1750
THE RAMBLER, London, May 21, 1750 An uncommon periodical done by the Samuel Johnson.
Johnson was one of the most important English writers of the eighteenth century. It's long been traditional to refer to the second half of the eighteenth century as "the age of Johnson". While working on the dictionary, for which he is perhaps most famous, he published a series of periodical e... See More
March 19, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 19, 1853 P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues.
Although an illustrated newspaper, perhaps the most nota... See More
December 21, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston Dec. 21, 1795 Certainly one of the less common American titles from the 18th century.
Page 1 has a short article: "Gen. Washington's Letters". Most of page 2 is taken up with a fascinating article: "Orthoepy". It's actually a word: the study of correct pronunciation. It begins: "In compliance with my premise I now send you the extract ... See More
March 30, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1793 Almost half of the front page is taken up with four Acts of Congress, the first of which is: "An Act Providing Compensation to the President and Vice President of the United States".. The pay for the President will be $25,000 per year: "...with the use of the furniture & other effects belonging to the United States..." and th... See More
December 2, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 2, 1795 Page 2 has an item from London headed: "St. Paul's Covent Garden" noting: "...repairs of which near 5000 pounds have...been expended was entirely destroyed by fire. The flames broke out in the cupola...".
Page 3 has a report of a meeting between Indian chiefs and William Blount, governor of the So... See More
August 13, 1794
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 13, 1794 A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.
Inside has a report from Martinsburg, Virginia: "Battle With the Indians!" which has a report from Lexington about an Indian battle. Bits include: "...under Major McMahan were attacked under the walls of Fort Recovery by upwards of 1000, some say about 150... See More
May 22, 1794
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 22, 1794 A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.
The middle of page 3 has an interesting item from Baltimore: "We have tarred & feathered the Captain of a vessel here for imprudently reversing the colours of the United States and placing the British above. It is said that the Captain has since drowned himself.&... See More
October 25, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 25, 1798 Page 3 has an interesting tongue-in-cheek report concerning Napoleon Buonaparte, whose army was recently defeated with his escape. It is headed: "Strayed Or Lost" and notes in part: "A Little, thin, fallow looking man, known by the name of Buonaparte. The last tie he was heard of was when he set sail from Malta...... See More
September 14, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 14, 1798 Page 2 has a letter from the people of Kittery, Mass. (now Maine), to the President, followed by his response to them signed: John Adams. A similar letter from the town of Cincinnati "in the North-western Territory" (now Ohio) to the President, followed by his response signed: John Adams. And a third letter from the t... See More
August 1, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 1, 1798 Page 2 has: "Constellation Frigate, Or, Notice for French Pirates" which has: "The U.S. frigate Constellation...is now off our bar...to cruise along our southern coast for the protection of the American trade & the punishment of French insolence...".
Also a letter to the President from officers at Salisbu... See More
February 25, 1797
THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 25, 1797 A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.
Page 3 has the: "Reply of the Vice President of the United States to the address of the Senate" signed in type: John Adams. The original address was Adams' farewell speech to his fellow Senators.
Four page... See More
December 18, 1779
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 18, 1779 The ftpg. has a report of several Acts of Parliament receiving the Royal Assent by the King, one to: "...empower His Majesty to secure & detain persons charged with, or suspected of, the crime of High Treason committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the crime of Piracy."
The bal... See More
September 4, 1869
THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Sept. 4, 1869 Most of the ftpg. and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the very historic; "Pacific Railroad Bill", actually the first of two (the 2nd in 1864) which would provide federal subsidies in land and loans for the construction of a transcontinental railroad across the United States.
This first Pacific Railway Act (July 1, 1862) authorize... See More
July 29, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 29, 1795 Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with: "The Objections to the Treaty Refuted", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty. Page 2 has additional items concerning the Jay Treaty.
Four pages, small piece from the bottom margin affects one word on pages 1 & 2, otherwise nice condition.
August 7, 1902
THE WEEKLY REPUBLICAN, Denver, Colorado, Aug. 7, 1902 The front page has a two column head: "TRACY DIES BY HIS OWN HAND" with a subhead: "Red Handed Outlaw, Twice Badly Wounded in Fight With Farmers, Shoots Himself" plus more. He killed himself to avoid being captured.
Harry Tracy was an outlaw from the closing days of the Old West and is said to have run with Butch Cass... See More
August 21, 1884
ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Aug. 21, 1884 The front page begins with a report on what is known as the Cane Creek Massacre, or Tennessee's Mormon Massacre.
The report begins: "An organization established by Mormon elders...was broken up on Sunday last by the killing of all the elders by a gang of masked men..." with further detail.
The Can Creek Massacre was an attack precipitat... See More
April 1, 1905
THE MAGNET, Brooklyn, New York, April, 1905 This is the vol. 1 #4 issue of a quite rare title not listed in Union List of Serials or Union List of Newspapers. A small-size, amateurish newspaper in which a previous issue noted: "The 'Magnet' publishes interesting stories, poems, jokes, notes of school & society...is published every two weeks." But the frequency would be ... See More
January 1, 1803
A lot of fifteen American newspapers, all dating from 1800 thru 1808, and each containing a letter of document signed in type by President Thomas Jefferson. One issue has Jefferson's 1803 state-of-the-union address.
However each is either damaged or in "2nd rate" condition, hence the very low price for an early lot on Jefferson.
November 12, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 12, 1795 Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, over half of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August.
Four ... See More
November 5, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 5, 1795 Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, most of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August.
Four pages,... See More
February 27, 1795
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 27, 1795 Most of page 2 is taken up with very lengthy reporting from Congress. Page 3 has a nice report from Knoxville, concerning a skirmish between the Chickasaw and Creek Indians with more as well. Page 3 also has: "The Patriot Festival" with over a column on the celebration of Washington's birthday, with a lengthy list of int... See More
January 5, 1786
THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 5, 1786 Pages 1 & 2 are mostly taken up with a printing of (a portion) of the Constitution of New Hampshire. Inside has various news items of the day.
Four pages, several archival mends, a handsome coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead, various toning, wide never-trimmed margins.
March 10, 1744
THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 10, 1743,4 (year noted as such as it was 1743 or 1744 depending on which calendar was used). This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.
As the subtitle reads: "Containing A... See More
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