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February 11, 1893
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 11, 1893 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. A significant report of the very beginning of the company that would become ... See More
May 22, 1881
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1881 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 this evening, & which was attended by many promin... See More
February 21, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, February 21, 1863 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 only illustrated newspaper.
A nice feature of this issue is that the entire front page is taken up with an illustrati... See More
June 2, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 The prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text ... See More
March 10, 1790
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, March 10, 1790 This famous newspaper was the mouthpiece of the federal government so almost without exception the first utterances from Congress appeared in this newspaper before any other. The nation's capital was in New York City at this time. So it is of great significance that close to half of the front page is taken up with the very first prin... See More
January 4, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792 A terrific issue on the creation of the nation's capital. Beginning on page 2 & taking half of page 3 is a great article titled: "New City Of Washington" which has as a subtitle: "Plan of the City intended for the permanent seat of the Government of the United States, projected agreeably to the direction of the P... See More
December 10, 1644
NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 10, 1644 This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by several years. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. This tit... See More
Item #643857THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1779 A very special feature of this issue is the foldout map titled: "A Chart Of Delaware Bay and River..." showing as far north as Philadelphia (see). This map measures 8 by 10 1/4 inches & is in very nice condition.
The first five pages have a summary of debates in Parliament, which include much discussion of the Revolutiona... See More
May 2, 1794
Interesting French criminal broadside announcing the acquittal of a trial against Etienne Michaud. Headed in large type at the top (translated): JUDGMENT OF THE CRIMINAL COURT of the Department of Rhone, Who Declares Etienne Michaud Acquitted of The Charge Against Him." followed by details of the result of the trial.
There is a "dateline" at the middle; "Du 17 Floreal, l... See More
February 28, 1777
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Feb. 28, 1777 Inside has: "Advices From America" has very nice content, beginning: "Many thousands from the province of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & Penna. have already come in & claimed the benefit of the late proclamation for his Majesty's free pardon...The congress have put a public affront on Mr. Washington by st... See More
August 6, 1962
LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, August 6, 1962 See the photo for the terrific front page report, with the two line banner headline: "MARILYN MONROE FOUND DEAD" and also: "Sleeping Pill Overdose Blamed". The front page also features a photo of her. Related subheads include: "Unclad Body of Star Discovered on Bed; Empty Bottle Near" and: "Sad Child, Unhappy St... See More
May 7, 1915
THE VINCENNES SUN, Indiana, May 7, 1915 This is one of the nicer first reports of the Lusitania disaster we have been able to offer in a few years. A nice two-line, banner headline announces the tragedy: "GERMAN SUBMARINE SINKS CUNARD LINER LUSITANIA OFF GREAT BRITAIN" with subheads: "1500 Passengers Are Reported All Saved" "Biggest Seagoing Passenger Liner Was Torpe... See More
December 29, 1781
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (see). A decorative issue for display.
Inside has a letter from St. Augus... See More
Item #642279GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778 Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long Island to Lake Ontario with considerable detail. This map measures 9 1/2 by 13 inches and is in very nice condition.
The first ar... See More
Item #640254GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775 A very historic issue as it contains the first report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage. This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the 17th of June instant between his Majesty's troops and a large body of the rebel forces. An alarm was... See More
April 17, 1863
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, April 17, 1863 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. contains several war related reports including items he... See More
April 10, 1783
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, April 10, 1783 The first column of page 2 is an interesting report headed "London", reading in part: "A correspondent acquaints us that last night, when the letter which informed the public that provisional articles for a treaty of peace was signed between the commissioners of the king of Great Britain & the commissioners of the United S... See More
April 1, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778 This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The front page includes an Act relating to detaining persons charged with, or suspected of, the crimes of high treason or piracy committe... See More
January 20, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1776 Nearly two-thirds of the front page are taken up with a terrific consideration of the troubles between England & the colonies titled: "Extracts from the Sentiments of a Foreigner on the Disputes of Greaet Britain & America". A few bits include: "...Can they so far betray those rights which are so dear to them as to aim... See More
October 1, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 1, 1666 The back page contains a report: "The Plague continuing still very dangerous at Cambridge, Peterborough, and other places near the City of Ely, the Lord Bishop of Ely hath thought fit to prohibit the holding of the Fairs of St. Luke & St. Audrey at Ely this instant October." plus the back page also has a report about the arrest of a man... See More
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