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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
May 13, 1762
THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762 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 Forces In AMERICA" All Able-bodied volunteers above the age of... See More
July 10, 1863
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 1863 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, the &... See More
April 22, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 22, 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.
Over two-thirds of the front page is taken up with the text of two Bills being considered in Parliament relating to America. The first is a: "DRA... See More
September 7, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 7, 1776 This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
One-third of the front page & nearly half of page 2 are taken up with An ORDINANCE for the Appointment of Justices of the Peace for the State of Pennsylvania" which is si... See More
September 28, 1674
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674 More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).
The Proclamation is a result of merchant ships using flags very similar to the Brit... See More
April 27, 1685
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685 This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph preface reading: "This day being the Festival of St. George, the Coronation of their sacred Ma... See More
March 9, 1861
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 9, 1861 Most of the front page is taken up with a very nice print captioned: "Jefferson Davis, First President of the New Southern Confederacy" with a related article on him, carrying over to page 2. The front page also has text on: "Our Portrait of the President" which relates to the terrific doublepage centerfold whi... See More
November 12, 1864
IDAHO TRI-WEEKLY STATESMAN, Boise City, Nov. 12, 1864 A very early and rare newspaper from just 18 months after the Idaho Territory was created, and some 26 years before Idaho statehood.
This is the volume 1, number 48 issue. The ftpg. is filled with ads with pages 2 & 3 containing various news of the day. Mostly ads on the bkpg.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with very wide... See More
Item #661804THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $50,000 or more in nice conditio... See More
September 23, 1775
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1775 A terrific issue on the creation of the rules which govern those in the military, as nearly half of the front page and over a column on pg. 4 are taken up with: "Articles of Association, in Pennsylvania. We the officers and soldiers engaged in the present Association for the defence of American liberty...do voluntarily & freely...ado... See More
March 24, 1864
THE PALMETTO HERALD, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 24, 1864 This Southern coastal town was captured by Yankee naval forces late in 1861 and remained a base for other operations along the Atlantic coast. An uncommon Yankee title from this otherwise Confederate stronghold. This is just the volume 1, number 4 issue with content including: "On Guard" "Medals of Honor" &qu... See More
May 8, 1937
BALTIMORE NEWS-POST, May 8, 1937 The front page features a very large photo of one of the more iconic disaster photographs of the 20th century, the zeppelin Hindenburg moments after it burst into flames. The photo is captioned: "Thirty-one persons met a horrible death as the Hindenburg, Germany's proud trans-oceanic zeppelin exploded in midair at Lakehurst, N.J." The banner hea... See More
September 2, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from Port Royal with his account of the Battle at Stono Ferry, a failed attempt by the Americans, under General... See More
From shortly before Cornwallis would surrender at Yorktown... Benedict Arnold loots & burns New London...
September 11, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 11, 1781 The ftpg. has letter signed by: George Germain, followed by a response to the: "Commissioners for Restoring Peace" which begins: "All propositions from Great Britain for a restitution of peace, from Lord North's conciliatory plan to the above extraordinary declaration, have been ... See More
August 14, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781 The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washington's present force & preventing its being recruited by new levies...... See More
Item #642332THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1783 (at a reduced price) An exceedingly historic issue, particularly found in this British publication, in which the King of England formally recognizes the independence of the American colonies.
The top of the first page is headed: "Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament, which met Dec. 5, 1782" followed by a len... See More
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