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January 12, 1864
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 12, 1864
* A very rare Confederate title
* Publisher on the run - a Memphis newspaper printed in Atlanta
* Three General Orders and more
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--see the information at the bottom of this listing.
Among the ... See More
October 18, 1864
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, October 18, 1864
* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader
* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry
* Rare Confederate title
This newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy has much reporting on the Civil War, but perhaps the most significant is a back page account with heads: "From the Valley--Capture Of A Railroad Train" which includes in part: &... See More
Item #647156THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710 Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely averse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous ... See More
Item #646999THE THOROUGHBRED RECORD, Lexington, Kentucky, 1913 As the title would suggest this magazine is focused on horse racing, and the masthead notes: "A Weekly Thoroughbred Journal Published by the Thoroughbred Record Company".
The ftpg. has a horse racing-related photo with a great wealth of text inside on the horse racing. Many horse racing advertisements as well.
Complete in 1... See More
August 16, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 16, 1861
* First Battle of Bull Run
* Manassas VA Virginia
* Great title to have
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports concerning the Civil War are: "The Prisoners" "The Firth Virginia Regiment in the Battle of Manassas" which takes over a full column; "The Fate of Tyrants&q... See More
November 7, 1864
DAILY CAROLINA WATCHMAN, Salisbury, North Carolina, Nov. 7, 1864
* Very rare Confederate title
A quite rare title, particularly this late in the Civil War for North Carolina as this is still a Confederate newspaper evidenced by several articles, including a back page item: “Ludicrous Mistake” which notes: “It appears that a most ludicrous mistake occurred among the Ya... See More
May 15, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 15, 1865 The first column of the front page has some very nice heads in larger type than normal announcing the capture of the President of the Confederacy, Jeff Davis, including: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT" "THE CAPTURE OF JEFF. DAVIS" "He is Surprised at Irwinsville, Ga., on the 10th" "Jeff. Tries to Escape in Women's Clothes" "A... See More
April 6, 1882
DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, April 6, 1882
* Outlaw Jesse James killed
* Robert & Charles Ford
The front page has an uncommonly nice report concerning the death of the notorious Jesse James, taking about half a column with very nice heads: "THE DEAD BANDIT" "Removing the Remains of Jesse James to the Grave" "The Ford Boys Becoming Anxious as to Thei... See More
July 18, 1881
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, July 18, 1881 An uncommonly nice account of this infamous train robbery by the James Gang with page 5 column heads: "The Express Train Robbery" "The Jesse James Gang" "Invade A Train, Murder the Conductor and a Passenger and Rob a Safe". This was the Rock Island Railroad robbery.
Although well known as being committe... See More
July 31, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 31, 1790
* Nation's capital to Philadelphia ?
* Nootka Sound - Vancouver Island
A front page article headed: "Residence" seems to be insight on the decision to move the nation's capital to Philadelphia from New York (see for portions). Pg. 2 has an article on: "Nootka Sound" which is on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Pg... See More
August 6, 1974
DAILY NEWS, New York, Aug. 6, 1974
* Watergate scandal
* President Richard Nixon
The front page has a notable headline on the Nixon Watergate scandal: "NIXON ADMITS 'OMISSIONS' " with subheads: "Withheld Info on Watergate And Tried to Sidetrack FBI; 'Resign' Demands Rise in GOP". The ftpg. also includes a lengthy quote from President Nix... See More
December 11, 1891
THE EDGEWOOD SUN, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1892
* Rare title
I wouldn't use the term "cute" to describe many newspapers but I think it fits here. Four pages & measuring just 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, it has advertisements, promotional & news tidbits, and various witticisms. A volume one issue of a little paper that lasted for just 2 1/2 years. Toned but in good co... See More
May 12, 1880
DAILY REPUBLICAN, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, May 12, 1880
* Rare Old West title
An uncommon title from the North Bay and wine-growing area of Northern California. This is a volume 1 issue with a wide range of local & national news items and a great wealth of ads.
Four pages, some small archival mends inside, lightly toned, somewhat fragile so it must be handled careful... See More
March 1, 1916
WELT IM BILD [World In Pictures], Hamburg, Germany, March 1, 1916 A most unusual, profusely illustrated (photos) newspaper of folio-size, great coverage of WWI. Masthead title & all photos captioned in 7 languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese & Arabic. Very unusual newspaper & a fine addition to any collection.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
October 7, 1915
LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York Oct. 7, 1915 The front cover is a nice, dramatic color print reflecting the action in the early years of World War I captioned: "Directing The Big Guns". Articles within include: "Great Britain's Zeal for War"; The Truth about Alaska - A Land of Great Opportunities"; "Seen in the World of Sport" including photos the leaders... See More
June 20, 1863
GLEASON'S LITERARY COMPANION, Boston, June 20, 1863 The masthead features a very large heraldic eagle with a 7 inch wingspan holding in its beak a banner with the title. Mostly filled with literary items including a ftpg. story: "The Omen-Ring, or The Traitor of the Revolution" which has a print showing Benedict Arnold. Another page has some tidbits relating to the Civil War.
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March 6, 1884
GUNNISON REVIEW-PRESS, Colorado, March 6, 1884
* Rare Old West title
An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.
Various news... See More
January 19, 1881
THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah (Territory), Jan. 19, 1881
* Mormons - Mormonism
A notable newspaper from this Mormon community with a wide range of content both local & national. Complete in 8 pages, but it was never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. Great condition.
Item #645945SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1787 for Gentleman's Magazine, England.
* Colonial New Jersey copper coin
Within this supplement issue, which was published at the end of the year, is a full page print of various coins, one of which is the Nova Cesarea New Jersey colonial coin dated 1786, with a very brief note on it on the following page: "Fig. 6 is sent us for decyphering as a supposed Ame... See More
November 9, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 9, 1865
* Pre-execution of Captain Henry Wirz
* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia
The top of the front page has column heads: "WIRZ" "A Herald Correspondent's Interview" "His Life and History from His Own Lips" "Interesting Narrative of His Adventures in Europe and America" "A Water Cure Manager in Massachu... See More
June 23, 1865
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 23, 1865
* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Trial of the conspirators - assassins
* John Wilkes Booth & Jefferson Davis
The ftpg. has an article: "The Conspiracy--An Interview Between Booth & Davis" with details of the meeting, beginning: "Booth commenced by saying that a plan was formed by parties in the Northern States &a... See More
October 18, 1793
THE MORNING HERALD, London, Oct. 18, 1793
* Thomas Jefferson
The bkpg. has a letter to the the merchants of Phila. from the Secretary of State signed in type: T. Jefferson, which concerns the problems with pirating on the high seas (see). Following this is the response of the merchants of Philadelphia.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
November 2, 1887
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 20, 1887
* Emma Lazarus death
* American poet - writer
* Statue of Liberty fame
The back page has over half a column headed: "Emma Lazarus" "Death of An America Poet of Uncommon Talent". Although not a name known by all, one of her works is known by almost all, as she wrote the poem which appears at the base of the Statue of Liberty, "The... See More
June 23, 1791
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 23, 1791
* Daniel Mendoza vs. William Ward
* Jewish boxer - boxing challenge
Page 3 has an item headed: "Boxing" noting in part: "The long expected fight between Ward and Mendoza...was prevented by the interposition of the magistrates. The combatants arrived at Uxbridge...and informed them of the determination... See More
April 15, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 15, 1865 The ftpg. shows: "Group of Union Soldiers Rescued Near Wilmington, N.C." in a very haggard state, with the ftpg. article: "Southern Inhumanity". Many war-related prints inside including scenes near Wilmington, N.C; the Ashley River near Charleston; "Battle Near Kinston, N.C." "Flood on the Susqu... See More
November 2, 1889
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 2, 1889 The full front page is taken up with two illustrations: "Scenes At The Polo Grounds During A Game Between the New York and Brooklyn Clubs" which shows spectators watching a baseball game, and a terrific action print showing: "A Touch-Out at Second Base."
Other prints within include: "On the Western Plains--Friend or F... See More
July 12, 1884
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 12, 1884 Taking most of the front page is a large illustrations plus two insets: "New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railway.--Hydraulic Lift Bridge At Syracuse, N.Y." Also a report: "Hydraulic Lift Bridge."
Prints inside include: "Hand-Grenade Fire Extinguisher" "Attitude of a Soldier on the Battle-Field 24 Hours After ... See More
August 12, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 12, 1899 The ftpg. is taken up with 2 photos of the sailing yacht "Columbia" with an article & another page of photos inside. Inside photo of: "The Riker Electric Brougham" car, with text. Also a devise titled: "The Boxing Kangaroo". "The Polyphone--Novel Attachment for Phonographs" gives the machine two horns (s... See More
October 12, 1895
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 12, 1895 The front page features a photo of Louis: "Pasteur" with a lengthy article on him as well. Other articles with illustrations include: "The Tool Steel Industry" "An Automatic Double Chisel Mortising Machine", a full page print of: "The Armored Cruiser Brooklyn, Launched at Philadelphia, October 2, 1895" and: ... See More
September 16, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, 1847 Page 3 has: "the Late Victories" which is over 3 columns of reporting on the latest events of the Mexican War. And page 2 has: "The Pending Negotiations".
Four pages, good condition.
March 16, 1864
WEEKLY CHRONICLE & SENTINEL, Augusta, Georgia, March 16, 1864
* Rare Confederate title
The front page has a great wealth of news, some items including: "The Habeas Corpus Writ in North Carolina" "The First Thirty Days of the Spring Campaign" "The Desire for Peace" "The Last Raid on Richmond" "Northern News" "News Summary" ... See More
January 28, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, January 28, 1666 (actually 1667 by today's calendar).
* The Great London Fire
It is very rare to find any period mention of the great London Fire of 1666 in newspapers of the day, certainly one reason being the dearth of publications in print at that time--very few beyond the London Gazette.
The back page of this single sheet newspaper includes: "... See More
February 17, 1862
THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 17, 1862
* VERY RARE
The front page is mostly taken up with ads but does has most of the last column filled war war-related items, headed with: "The Hampton Legion" which concerns the reorganization of it, signed in type: Wade Hampton, Colonel of Legion. Also on the ftpg: "The Flag of the South" which is in... See More
August 4, 1864
THE CAMDEN DAILY JOURNAL, South Carolina, August 4, 1864
* Rare Confederate title
* William T. Sherman
* March to the sea is stopped?
A nice and quite rare title from late in the Confederacy. The front page has various news items concerning the war including: "The news of the defeat & capture of the most famous of all the Yankee raiders comes in like a welcome gleam of sunsh... See More
April 19, 1861
THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 19, 1861
* Civil War beginning
* Jefferson Davis proclamation
* Rare Confederate title
Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry... See More
December 21, 1796
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 21, 1796 Most of the front page & carrying over slightly to page 2 is the: "Speech" of the President to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President. The added significance is that this was Washington's last annual address, signed by him in type: George Washington. Page 2 also has the: "... See More
April 16, 1795
AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 16, 1795 A page 3 item: "Liberty Cap" concerns one stolen from a coffee room, with a $25 rewards for its return. Various other news reports & a great wealth of ads.
Four pages, some fraying at margins causing minor loss to only ads on the back leaf.
May 2, 1835
THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, May 2, 1835
A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin (see) and a subti... See More
October 18, 1694
GAZETTE DE LONDRES, October 18, 1694 This is a very rare issue of the French language edition of the very famous "London Gazette". Obviously printed for the French speaking residents of London, it was also printed by "Edouard Jones, a la Savoye" as was the case with the the English version. This is only the fourth or fifth such French language edition we have encountered ... See More
February 4, 1950
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 4, 1950
* Klaus Fuchs arrested
* German atomic bomb spy
* re. Manhattan Project
The top of the ftpg. has headlines: "British Jail Atom Scientist As A Spy After Tip By F.B.I.; He Knew of Hydrogen Bomb" with various subheads and a photo of him: Dr. Klaus Fuchs. He would plead guilty and serve 9 years in prison. The article carries over to page 2 where the... See More
October 10, 1877
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 10, 1877
* Nez Perce War ends
* Native Americans - Indians
* Chief Joseph surrenders
* General Nelson A. Miles
Page 4 has a nice report from the Nez Perce Indian War with: "MILES IN LUCK" "Joseph and the Hostile Nez Perces Surrender" "A Severe Engagement Followed by a Grand Result". Also: "The Concluding Portion of Mi... See More
June 30, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Feb. 19, 1757, July 7, 1763, June 30, 1767, June 29, 1769, & Dec. 23 1773. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about... See More
June 4, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 4, 1862 Among the articles within: "Letter From a Prisoner at Corinth" "The Union As it Was" "A Record of Blunders" "A Desperate Fight on the Chickahominy" "Gen. Beauregard has not Been at Richmond" "Curious Special Message of President Lincoln" "How Soldiers on the Field Treat Each Other" ... See More
March 29, 1865
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 29, 1865
* Jefferson Davis rallying call
* Nearing the end of the Civil War
Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a terrific & lengthy :"Address of the Confederate Congress - An Appeal to the Southern People" which begins: "Fellow Citizens: The result of the Peace Commission is known to the country. the hopes of those who have hitherto... See More
December 8, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 8, 1862
* Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia close
* General Ambrose Burnside
* Yellville, Arkansas
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "News From Burnside's Army" "Affairs Still Quiet on the Rappahannock" "News From the Southwest" "Interesting from Arkansas & Missouri" "Gen. Blunt'... See More
September 6, 1862
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 6, 1862 Ftpg. shows: "Recruiting in Phila. for the Bucktail Penna. Reg." Prints inside include: "The Campaign on the Rapidan--Union Soldiers Burying the Dead" with more prints on the battle on the Rapidan. The centerfold has 2 prints on: "The National Army Commanded by Gen. McClellan. Also a print of: "Brig.-Gen. M... See More
August 16, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 16, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Catastrophe On the Potomac" "Important from Gen. Pope's Army" "Reconnaissance In Force of the Enemy's Position" "Pursuit of the Rebel Rear Guard by Gen. Buford's Cavalry" "Probability of a Decisive Battle Near Gordonsville" and more.
Eigh... See More
June 27, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 27, 1864 Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "A Fearful Storm of Shell Rained Upon Petersburg" "Details of General Grant's Flank Movement" "They are Driven From Their New Position" " A Whole Brigade of Union Troops 'Gobbled' Up" and more.
Eight pages, great conditio... See More
May 12, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, May 12, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CAMPAIGN" "Another Terrific Battle" "Another Defeat of the Rebels" "The Rebel Right Crushed" "The Rebel Intrenchments Occupied" "Hancock Crosses the River Po" &quo... See More
November 27, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 27, 1864
* Plot to burn New York City
* Sherman's march to the sea
* Milledgeville, Georgia
Among the ftpg. first column heads are; "ATTEMPT TO BURN THE CITY" "Discovery of a Vast Rebel Conspiracy" "Prompt Frustration of the Scheme" "Great Panic at Barnum's Museum" "Arrest of Four of the Principals" "... See More
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