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* Nat Turner false death report
Page 2 includes a rather brief report headed "Gen. Nat" which reads: "It is believed that this distinguished leader of the blacks at the massacre in Virginia, was drowned, in attempting to cross New river. So says a letter to the governor of the state." This report p
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
DAILY NEWS--EXTRA, Los Angeles, September 11, 2001
* 9/11 Terrorists attack
* World Trade Center
Because most newspapers today are morning papers, most reported the tragedy of September 11 in their Sept. 12 issue. But some printed an "Extra" edition later the same day, such as this newspaper.
The banner headline reads: "TERROR" above which is: "Attack On Amer... 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 SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 8, 1865
* President Andrew Johnson
* State of the Union Address
* Civil War reconstruction
Almost all of pg. 2 is taken up with: "The President's Message..." being his state-of-the-union address, signed in type: Andrew Johnson. And all of pg. 7 with a bit of pg. 6 contains: "Report of Lieut.-General U.S. Grant" being his exha... 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
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1863
* Battle of Chancellorsville w/ map
* Fredericksburg VA Virginia
The ftpg. is dominated by a great Civil War map headed: "THE POSITION SOUTH OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK". Nice first column heads include: "From Hooker's Army" "Affairs on the Right & Left" "Fredericksburg Retaken" "Sedgwick Withdraws His Troops A... See More
* Abraham Lincoln about to become president
* Presidential campaign that would divide a nation
The front page of this issue has one column headlines reading: "PRESIDENTIAL" "Anti-Republican Mass Meetings" "A Breckinridge Democrat to Appoint the Electors of the Union Ticket" "Imposing Torch-Light Procession"
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
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 1849
* Colt Revolver Ad
* Runaway slave ad
* Gold Rush era newspaper
The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)
Four pages, good condition.... See More
THE EMANCIPATOR, Boston, July 14, 1846
* Rare Anti-slavery title
As the title would suggest, freedom for slaves was its focus, but much other news as well.
Four pages, nice condition.
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
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, April 26, 1834
* Very early on the railroad industry
* Uncommon title
This is a very early issue--a volume three issue--of the very first American periodical on railroading. The best feature of this newspaper is the great and very early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead, showing an engine with three cars. Note the simplicity of the tra... See More
DER CHRISTLICHE BOTSCHAFTER, Cleveland, Ohio, April 8, 1864 This is an interesting German-language newspaper which translates to "The Christian Ambassadors" obviously with a Christian theme & published for the German community living in Cleveland at that time. Contains various news of the day, including some military reports from the Civil War, and other items as we... 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
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795
* President George Washington
Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.
Four pages, very nice condition.... 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.
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The National Intelligencer, Dec. 19, 1808, U.S. Gazette for the Country, June 29, 1809; Boston Gazette, May 7, 1804; New England Palladium, July 20, 1802; and Columbian Centinel, Feb. 13, 1802. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early news... See More
FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Sept. 22, 1798
* Rare title
Nice engraving in the masthead. The news reports are almost entirely from England but a few items from elsewhere in Europe. Nice red tax stamp on pg. 4.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few small bits of staining, good condition.... See More
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 HERALD, Nov. 27, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
The top of the front page has column heads on John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry: "The Excitement In Virginia" "Offers of Military Aid from the Adjoining States" "The Panic In Charlestown" "Confession of Cook" and more. This ... 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
THE LONDON GAZETTE, Sept. 18, 1704
* War of the Spanish Succession
The entire ftpg. is taken up with details concerning the Battle of Malaga, (see hyperlink) one of the largest naval battles of the 18th century, fought over possession of Gibraltar. Included is a detailed chart: "A List of Officers and Men Slain and Wounded in the Battel, August 13, 1704".
Four pages, 7 1/4 b... See More
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, July 24, 1783
* American Revolutionary War ending
* Working on a agreeable peace solution
The ftpg. mentions from New York: "...His Majesty's frigate the Perseverance...having proceeded up the North River as high as Dobb's Ferry with Sir Guy Carleton & his two Aids du Camp, a conference was held on board her between these gentleman... 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