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Item #648342THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1783 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 lengthy speech delivered... See More
Item #648341THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1782 (at a reduced price) This issue contains the very historic report of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. An inside page has a nice report headed: "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton" which begins: "...I had the honour to acquaint your Lordship with my fears respecting the fate of the army in ... See More
Item #648340THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1782 This issue contains the very historic report of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. An inside page has a nice report headed: "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton" which begins: "...I had the honour to acquaint your Lordship with my fears respecting the fate of the army in Virginia. It now gives me t... See More
Item #648275GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May 1773 Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the great article: "Some Account of Phillis, a Learned Negro Girl" which is a letter to the publisher stating: "Proposals have just been published for printing by subscription, some poems written by Phillis, a negro servant of Mr. Wheatley, of Boston, in New England, the following a... See More
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
September 30, 1927
THE NEW YORK TIMES, A very notable pair of issues dated Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 1927 reporting Babe Ruth tying the home run record (his own), then breaking it the next day, a record that would stand until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961.
September 30: The sports page has a banner headline announcing: "Fans Acclaim Ruth as He Hits Two Homers and ties Own Record; Cards Lose". The first co... See More
January 6, 1920
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 6, 1920
* Babe Ruth sold to New York Yankees
Page 16 has one of the most historic and sought-after banner headlines for any baseball collector, reading: "RUTH BOUGHT BY NEW YORK AMERICAN FOR $125,000, HIGHEST PRICE IN BASEBALL ANNALS". The first column subheads include: "Yanks Buy Babe Ruth For $125,000" "Highest Purchase Price in Baseball... See More
July 1, 1713
THE EXAMINER, London, 1713 This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.
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.
June 14, 1945
THE STARS & STRIPES, the "Daily Newspaper of U.S. Armed Forces in the European Theater of Operations" as noted in the masthead. This is a nice collection of six complete issues from the closing months of the war in the Pacific, each with front page reports on the war and with some war-related photo as well, dates being June 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, & 29, 1945. See photos for the... See More
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
May 12, 1715
THE POST BOY, London Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1706, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734. As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 with two engravings each, all differently slightly, and the last without any masthead engr... See More
January 1, 1641
EXTRAORDINAIRE, Paris, France, February 15, 1641 with the date at the top in Roman numerals but then also dated at the bottom of the back page: "15 Fevrier, 1641". This "extraordinary" issue was done for a singular purpose, as defines most "extraordinaries" produced since then. The headings at the top of the front page roughly translate to: "Concerning the affair... See More
October 17, 1995
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct. 17, 1995 The nice headline reports on the Million Man March on Washington with: "Black Men, in Show of Unity, Join in 400,000-Strong March". This event was a gathering of African-American men at the National Mall, called by Louis Farrakhan. Also on the ftpg: "Clinton Calls for End to Racism" with more. Coverage--with several more photos--carries ov... 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 8, 1753
THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, March 8, 1753 This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.
The imprint appears at the bottom of the back page, noting: "New York: Printed by J. Parker at the New Printing Office in B... See More
February 11, 1693
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693 The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see)
This is the only periodical (similar ad appeared in multiple issues) we have ever seen with any reference to the famous wit... 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
June 2, 1798
THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 2, 1798 Page 3 has results of the: "Election" for Governor, showing a majority for Livingstone over John Jay. Also: "An Act More Effectually to Protect the Commerce & Coasts of the United States".
Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches.
January 27, 1900
THE WOMAN'S TRIBUNE, Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 1900 Their motto in the masthead: "Equality Before The Law". This was the country's leading women's suffrage publication having begun in Beatrice, Nebraska, before moving to Washington, D.C. Published by Clara Bewick Colby, a women's rights activist & suffragist leader, she was a war correspondent during the Spanis... 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
January 1, 1920
A full page Cream of Wheat advertisement, circa 1920, showing Santa Claus being served a bowl. Two colors, 10 1/2 by 15 inches, nice condition.
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
August 6, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Aug. 6, 1795 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Vindication of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation with Great Britain". Pages 2 & 3 have some content concerning the controversial Jay Treaty.
Four pages, very nice condition.
September 10, 1798
THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Sept. 10, 1798 Most of the first column is taken up with: "An ACT for the Relief of the Refugees from the British Provinces of Canada & Nova Scotia" who were Loyalists leaving America after the Revolutionary War, signed in type by Th. Jefferson, John Adams, and others (see). Pg. 2 has a report from Sa... See More
February 14, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 14, 1798 Over half of the ftpg. is taken up with: "View of the Present State of Our Political Relations with the United States", a continued article from Paris. Pg. 1 & 2 have much concerning the impeachment proceedings against Senator Blount.
Four pages, handsome masthead, good condition.... See More
September 5, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 5, 1785 A brief note from Paris mentions: "Mr. Franklin is on the point of returning to Philadelphia." and another item: "...from Paris...mention that the celebrated Dr. Franklin, a few days before, had taken his leave of the king and the royal family at Versailles & proposed immediately setting out for the po... See More
October 20, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 20, 1788 The ftpg. features 15 illustrated ship ads, among a host of other advertisements. Page 2 has a letter from Marietta to a friend in Mass. beginning: "Perfect peace has hitherto attended us, nor have we great reason to apprehend ourselves in danger; but the fear of the natives enhanced by every possible false represen... See More
May 10, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 10, 1787 Page 3 has content on the Shays' Rebellion with: "I am exceeding sorry to hear of the confused state you are involved in at present in Mass. and, for my part, much fear the consequences. I saw your hero, Shays, in Canada, with a number of his attendants. I hope...he and they will meet the just rewards of their de... 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 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
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