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NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1831
* Early Davy Crockett mention
It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people years before they would become a household name. Inside has one such report: an inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--mention of Davy Crockett, less than five years before he would die at the Alamo. As a member of Congress, this report notes: ".... See More
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, March 21, 1796
* Rare 18th century American title
Almost all of pages 1, 2 & 3 are taken up with continued discussions in the: "Congress o the United States - House Of Representatives". The bkpg. is taken up with advertisements including 12 illustrated ship ads.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, May 7, 1853 Inside has several prints of West Point, captions including: "Interior View of Old Fort Putnam, at West Point, New York" "View from Fort Putnam...Looking Up the Hudson River" "View of the U.S. Military Academy & the New Barracks..." "Uniforms of the Cadets at the Military Academy..." plus two more. Also ... See More
RIMBA POST, Biak, Netherlands East Antilles, October 4, 1945
* Rare military title from a remote island
Biak is a small island located just northwest of New Guinea. During World War II it was a strategic airfield of the Japanese Army serving as a base for operations in the Pacific theater. American forces eventually captured the island during the Battle of Biak in June of 1944. ... See More
LLOYD MALTESE, Italy, April 12, 1841 A quite rare little newspaper, published in Italian on the island of Malta, containing four pages, 6 by 8 inches, very nice condition.
THE ADVENTURER, London, England, Dec. 2, 1753
* Rare 18th century title
* Over 250 years old
An uncommon essay-format bi-weekly newspaper addressed specifically to men, containing six pages & lasting only for 17 months from 1752 to 1753. While each issue varies, common contributors included John Hawkesworth and Samuel Johnson.
A decorative embellishment at the top of the front pa... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, April 8, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee's surrender (day of)
* Appomattox Court House signing (eve)
The front page has a nice war map headed: "THE CAMPAIGN IN VIRGINIA" showing the area of Paineville, Amelia Court House, Henderson, Jennings, & more.
Some great & historic front page reporting with first column heads: "VIRGINIA!" &... See More
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, July 11, 1864
* From the origin of the Civil War
* Sinking of the CSS Alabama
Nice Confederate newspaper from the hotbed of the Confederacy. Notable column heads include: "Another Campaign in Pennsylvania" "Early & Breckinridge Over the Border" "Alarm at the North!" "The Alabama Sunk by the Yankee Gunboat K... See More
THE CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Nov. 15, 1859
* From the origin of the Civil War
From what would be the hotbed of the Confederacy movement in just one year. The bkpg. has: "John Brown in Kansas".
Four pages, large folio size, obviously the editor's copy as it is considerably marked up as a guide for future issues, almost disfiguratively. Folder size noted i... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 1, 1883 Full ftpg. shows: "The Evacuation Day Centennial---Grand Marine Procession Passing Up the East River" showing the Brooklyn Bridge. Prints inside include: "Texas--Types of the Cowboys of the Plains" "Louisiana--Sketches in & About New Orleans"; great doublpg. centerfold shows view of the grand parade cele... See More
MAINLAND GUARDIAN, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, May 1, 1878
* Rare title
A quite uncommon title from this town in British Columbia, with various news and literary items of the day and a wealth of ads a well, several of which are illustrated.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, even toning, nice condition.... See More
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, March 12, 1822
* Paul Revere's son
Near the bottom of the front page is a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Close to it is another add: "Copper" for sale by J.W. Revere, at the same address. Nice to have these 2 Revere ite... See More
SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, May 24, 1836 Page 3 has a report on: "Mr. Hoar's Opinions on the Texan Question" in Congress (note: from shortly after the Alamo & San Jacinto), bits including: "...He looked upon the people of Texas as having voluntarily expatriated themselves from a country which was large enough for all its citizens...He would not vote a farthing ... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 30, 1894
* Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show advertisement
Page 9 has a nice, illustrated advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill (see). Just above it is an ad for "Sousa's Band", being the famed John Philip Sousa.
Complete in 10 pages, lightly browned, some small margin tears, oth... See More
NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE, New York, Feb. 26, 1927
* Many sports photos
Very much a sporting magazine at this point. The full ftpg. is a boxing photos: "Mike McTigue Writes 'Finis' On Paul Berlenbach's Ring Career." with more photos inside as well. Balance of the issue has many sports-themed photos, plus other items as well (see).
Complete in 24 pages, stitching at... See More
ORLANDO EVENING STAR, Florida, November 22, 1963
* Terrific issue for display
* JFK John F. Kennedy assassination
Certainly to go down in history as one of the more memorable events of the 20th century, this newspaper has a bold banner headline proclaiming the tragedy: "PRESIDENT SLAIN" with the subhead reading: "Chief Executive Ambushed In Dallas Motorcade; Gov. Connal... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 1, 1790
* James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence
Page 3 has a report that reads in full: "The Hon. James Wilson, Esq. Associate Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court of the United States, is elected Professor of Law in the College of Philadelphia." Wilson was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, and the f... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 6, 1915 The front cover is a dramatic illustration of a locomotive rushing over a damaged bridge (see). Inside has many photos of the latest military-related items, plus some nice automobile advertisements as well, including a color back cover ad for the "Oldsmobile" (see).
Complete in 32 pages plus covers, two minor repairs at the blank spine... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 16, 1895 The ftpg. has 6 photos of: "The Atlanta Exposition" with text. Among many photos, illustrations & articles inside is a great article: "The Motocycle Race" which has photos of the: "Morris and Salom's Electrobat" and "The Benz Motocycle", both very early versions of cars.
Sixteen pages, never b... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 6, 1814
* War of 1812 blockade
Page 2 has: "President of the U. States of America. A PROCLAMATION" concerning the blockade on the Atlantic coast, signed in type: James Madison. Also: "From the Montreal Papers" "Halifax Papers" " 'Reported Peace Prospect" "Abolition of the Slave Trade" and other tidbits.
F... See More
J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, April 15, 1799
* John Fries's rebellion - captured
Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a lengthy chart of: "Prices Current at Boston" which a very wide variety of home goods, etc. Pg. 3 has an item: "The seat of government for the state of Pennsylvania will in future be fixed at Lancaster, a large & elegant borough town about 60 m... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, July 19, 1880
* Frank James
* Outlaws - train robbers
* Clay County, Missouri
The middle column of the ftpg. has: "Frank James" which concerns reports of his recent arrival in the vicinity, perhaps to visit his mother. Also: "Hanged by Her Insane Mother" "An Obstinate Truant" "A Monster Narrowly Escapes Lynching" and m... See More
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.
An interesting collection of 8 issues of: "The News", a small newsletter which was the: "Journal of the International Newspaper Collector's Club", dates from 1950 to 1955. Crudely done by mimeograph, these issues provide an interesting perspective of what newspaper collectors were focused on 60+ years ago.
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 18, 1865 The ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Fearful Explosion in Front of the Wyoming Hotel, Greenwich St., New York". Prints inside include: "Experiments with Torpedo Shells"; a fullpg: "The Rich of New York--How They Live" with 11 prints, and a fullpg: "The Poor of New York--How They Live" with 14 prints. S... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 17, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
* Execution of Cook & Coppic
The top of page 5 has column heads: "THE CHARLESTOWN EXECUTIONS" "Great Influx of Strangers" "A Grand Military Parade" "The Prisoners Preparing for Death" "Attempted Escape of Cook and Coppic&q... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, June 8, 1893 Of special interest is item #11 of "Notable Jews - Isidor Bush" which also includes a photograph & biography of him (see hyperlink for more on his life).
Among many other prints & photos is a full page with 5 photos of: "The Columbian Exposition at Chicago".
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
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THE FATHERLAND, or VIERECK'S AMERICAN WEEKLY, New York. A bound volume of 52 issues for the year 1917. Begun as "The Fatherland" this was a World War I era weekly by poet, writer, and noted propagandist George Sylvester Viereck advocating "Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary". Viereck outspokenly supported the German cause at the outset of World War I, and his poetry ... See More
Inside has the first installment of a serialized story: "Tarzan and the Lion Man" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Other articles: "The Real Reason for Lindy's Latest Flight" which includes a photo o
LIBERTY magazine, New York, May 30, 1936 The color cover is an illustration of Greta Garbo relating to inside article: "Why Garbo is Making Her Last Picture". Also in this issue: "Hitler Planning to be Kind to the Jews?" as mentioned on the cover, and "Olympic Forecast" which includes a photo Jesse Owens.
Complete in 64 pages, a bit irregular at the spine, 8 1/... See More
THE PARSONS SUN, Kansas, Feb. 8, 1964
* The Beatles arrive in America
* British invasion
A one column headline at the top of page 4 announces the arrival of the Beatles in America for the first time: "Reception For Beatles Is Delirious", noting them as: "...Britain's rock n' rollers with the haystack hairdos...". A great and historic event for any Beatles ... See More
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 16, 1782 Page 3 has nearly a full column headed: "American News" which is a detailed letter by a committee of Loyalists in New York who express great concerning about their safety & future should England grant the American colonies independence. One bit note: "...But should the great event of the Independency of the Thirteen Co... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, Oct. 24, 1798
* Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic
Page 4 has reports headed: "America" concerning the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, noting: "...During the last week the deaths averaged about 20 persons per day. The inhabitants are quitting it in every direction..." with more.
Eight pages, 9 1/4 by 12 1/4 inches, good condition... See More
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 30, 1911
* Indianapolis 500 Inaugural
The top of page 2 has first column heads: "Speed Mania Rules Town" "Thousands At Indianapolis" "Burman Breaks Four Records" Much nice text on the first running of what would become a classic event in the world of sports: the Indianapolis 500.
Sixteen pages, irregular at the ... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 15, 1864 This issue includes on the ftpg. "Peace Propositions" "Correspondence Between Jeff. Davis and Governor Vance" of North Carolina, including a quite lengthy letter signed in type: Jefferson Davis.
Among other items are: "How Lincoln's Nomination Was Received" "General Morgan's Defeat of Averill" "S... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 14, 1862
* Post capture of New Orleans
* Benjamin Butler imposes martial law
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Butler's Proclamation" which was his proclamation to the people of New Orleans upon his taking the city, imposing martial law & detailing how the city would function. He mentions: "...The armies of the United... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec . 18, 1862
* Battle of Fredericksburg VA aftermath
* General Ambrose E. Burnside
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Burnside's Reasons for Recrossing the Rappahannock" "The Evacuation a Military Necessity" "Surprise of the Rebels on Discovering the Movement" "How the Retreat Was Conducted" and more. ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 11, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Important From Port Royal" "Full Details of the Late Battle at the Ferry" "Valuable Information Obtained from the Negroes" "3000 Additional Troops Sent to Tybee Island" and more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 14, 1861 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT REBELLION" "Threatening Movements of the Rebels Near Great Falls" "Prospect Hill Temporarily Occupied" "Another Brilliant Skirmish" "300 Rebels Routed by 40 Indianians" "The Naval Expedition" and more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 27, 1865
* Final days of the Civil War
* Battle of Fort Stedman
* William T. Sherman
The front page features a detailed Civil War map titled: "'THE MILITARY COMBINATIONS. - Scene of Grant's, Sherman's, Schofield's and Terry's Operations---The Encircling Columns". Among the ftpg. column heads are: "SHERMAN - Goldsboro Occu... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 21, 1862 The front page features a large and very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN EASTERN VIRGINIA". Among the ftpg. column heads are: "From General McClellan's Army" "Only Ten Miles To Richmond" "The Rebel Pickets Driven In" "The Enemy's Army Within Two Miles" "The Gunboat Expedition Up J... See More
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 13, 1864
* re. Burning of Chambersburg
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "Rebel Accounts of Their Losses at Petersburg" "Richmond Views on the Burning of Chambersburg" "Operations Against Mobile" "Gen. Sheridan's Army" "Rebels Evacuate Winchester & Retreat U... See More
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 20, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "General Sheridan's Army" "A Retrograde Movement to Berryville" "The Enemy Pushing Up the Valley" "General Grant's Army" "Reconnoissance to Fair Oaks" "Operations Against Mobile" "The Peace Question" & much more.
Eight pages,... See More
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 29, 1864
* Second Battle of Ream's Station
* General Ulysses S. Grant's Army
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "Severe Battle on the Weldon Railroad..." "The Fight Begun by the Rebels" "Losses Heavy on Both Sides" "Official Reports of the Engagement".
Eight pag... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1940
* Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio"
* Introduced to the World
Page 18 has the first review of the new animated movie from the Disney Studios, "Pinocchio". This was their second animated movie following on the heels of the wildly successful "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
The very favorable review begins: "If Wes... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, February 23, 1950
* The movie "Cinderella"
* Walt Disney animated cartoon
* Opening day movie review
Page 33 has a review of the new movie by the Disney Studios titled, "Cinderella", which has gone on to become one of the all-time classics in cinematic history.
The review is headed: "Walt Disney's Feature Length 'Cinderella' at th... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 23, 1926
* First television transmission
* John Logie Baird
On the website: "Television History - The first 75 Years" is found: "On January 23, 1926, John Logie Baird (of Scotland) gave the world's first public demonstration of a mechanical television apparatus to approximately 40 members of the Royal Institution at his laboratory on Frit... See More
* Jackie Robinson breaks racial barrier
* 1st regular season baseball game
* Texas City disaster (1st report)
Page 7 has the historic report of Jackie Robinson's first Major League regular season game. The brief note includes: "Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn's Negro first baseman, and the first of his race to
THE BOSTON POST, Nov. 5, 1946
* Kennedy political dynasty beginning
* John F. Kennedy's 1st ever election - JFK
* U.S. House of Representatives (MA)
* Best title to be had ? very rare as such
A brief, inconspicuous report on page 6 of this election day issue marks the beginning of the Kennedy political dynasty which would last for 63 years. When Patrick Kennedy left his c... See More