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Item #668029THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1813
* Ludwig Van Beethoven
* George Frideric Handel
* Early 19th century music
Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Mary's Warning: an Arietta, composed with an Accompaniment for the Piano-forte, By Lewis [sic] van Beethoven." The review includes: "We are much pleased with this song. The vocal mel... See More
October 11, 1666
LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666
* The Great London Fire
Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations sin... See More
March 18, 1965
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, March 18, 1965 Page 3 has, "Untidy Revolution' In Selma, Alabama", which tells of Bloody Sunday. Beneath the article is: "A HEARTFELT 'THANK YOU' from MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr., the Negroes of Selma, Alabama, and the SCLC staff" - which includes an invitation to make donations to the SCLC. A somewhat related article begins on page 5 ... See More
May 12, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1863
* Battle of Chancellorsville
* Stonewall Jackson's arm amputated (historic)
* 2 days before his death
Inside pages have a wealth of column heads on the Civil War, some including; "The Battle of Chancellorsville" "Stonewall Jackson's Left Arm Amputated" "A Ball Also Passed Through His Right Hand" with more. This repor... See More
May 12, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 12, 1863
* Robert E.Lee on the death of Stonewall Jackson
* Rare Confederate title from the rebel capital
Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.
The front page has much on the war, with items headed: J"From Fredericksburg" "From The Rapidan" "Latest News From th... See More
May 13, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 13, 1863
* General Stonewall Jackson death funeral
* Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia
* In a rare Confederate title
Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital. This issue has a very significant report in the funeral of Stonewall Jackson, who died just three days prior following wounds infli... See More
May 14, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1863
* Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
* From wound at Battle of Chancellorsville
The feature of this issue is the report on page 4 of the death of famed Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "OBITUARY" "Official Announcement of the Death of Stonewall Jackson" "IMPORTANT FROM ... See More
May 14, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 14, 1863 Not just a Confederate newspaper, but from the capital of the Confederacy. There is much front page news concerning the Civil War with items headed: "The News--Movements of The Enemy" "The Wounded In The Late Battles" and "From Fredericksburg" is very lengthy and detailed on the battles in that vicinity taking over... See More
May 15, 1863
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York, May 15, 1863
* Battle of Chancellorsville- reports and list of casualties
* "Gen. Hunter and the Negro Regiment
The front page has: "THE BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE", "AVERILL'S LATE CALVARY EXPEDITION", "THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG", "Grant 18 Miles East of the City", "SHERMAN'S CORPS AT GRAN... See More
May 16, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1863 The full front page is taken up with: "Building Pontoons on the Rappahannock". Inside has two fullpgs. with 5 views captioned: "Russell's Brigade (First Division Sixth Army Corps) Crossing the Rappahannock in Pontoons to Storm the Rebel Works" "Bridges & Rifle Pits at United States Ford" "The 8th Pennsylva... See More
May 7, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 7, 1863
* Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia
* A "rebel" victory
* Rare Confederate title
Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.
A nice front page account of the Battle of Chancellorsville, a major Southern victory. the top of the first column has: "From Frederi... See More
May 5, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 5, 1863 Not only a nice newspaper from the Confederacy but one from its capital. This is a particularly significant issue as there is good content on the Battle of Chancellorsville, a significant victory for the Confederate forces although it came at a price--the death of "Stonewall" Jackson. He would actually die 8 days after the battle (from... See More
May 4, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 4, 1863
* Newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy
* Confederate Victory at Chancellorsville
* Much on Civil War events in Virginia
Not only is this a nice Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy.
Much war reporting in this issue, as the top of the front page has an historic & significant report headed: "F... See More
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
January 14, 1826
THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 14, 1826
* Maryland Jew Bill becomes law
Under the heading "Maryland" is a very nice, editorialized report acknowledging the very recent approval of the "Jew Bill" which allowed--for the first time--Jews to hold public office in the state of Maryland.
The report reads in part: "The affairs of our state begin to... See More
August 15, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 15, 1798
* Alien and Sedition Act
* President John Adams
Most of the ftpg. first column is "The Sedition Act" signed in type by the President: John Adams. This was part of the collective Alien and Sedition Acts, four bills passed in 1798 by the Federalists during an undeclared naval war with France, known as the "... See More
September 1, 1785
THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 1, 1785
* Rare 18th century American title
* Nice herald eagle masthead engraving
* Death of this publication's publisher
Page 3 has a black-bordered notice of the death of Captain John Gill, who founded this newspaper and until about 4 months previous was still the publisher.
Four pages, an ink stain at the very to... See More
May 13, 1762
THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762
* Rare Colonial Massachusetts
* St. Augustine, Florida
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 Forc... See More
June 2, 1975
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, June 2, 1975 A great issue reporting the very beginning of what would become a Broadway mega hit, "A Chorus Line". This issue reviews the musical during its off-Broadway beginning.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Much of it content fo... See More
December 8, 1866
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 8, 1866 The full front page has 3 prints of: "Laying the Corner Stone of the New Masonic Temple at Baltimore, Maryland.
Inside has a fascinating halfpg. print of: "The New & Beautiful Parlor Divertisement of Base-Ball." showing a family playing a board game themed on baseball. There is also a related article: "The Parlor... See More
October 28, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 1852
* Harriet Beecher Stowe
This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book ... See More
Item #667618THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1777 The first five pages are taken up with a series of letters among General Washington, Col. Walcott, and General Howe concerning the exchange of prisoners. One letter is signed: G. Washington, and 3 are signed by: W. Howe. This fascinating text if followed by a: "Proclamation, by John Burgoyne" dated June 29, 1777, taking a full page... See More
February 3, 1855
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, February 3, 1855 This is an interesting issue, and an opportunity to own an original, 19th century newspaper containing an article written by Friedrich Engels, who along with Karl Marx became the most recognized communist revolutionaries of all time. Prior to becoming known for the political efforts, both men were foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune.
Page 4 h... See More
February 26, 1855
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, February 26, 1855 This is an interesting issue, and an opportunity to own an original, 19th century newspaper containing an article written by Friedrich Engels, who along with Karl Marx became the most recognized communist revolutionaries of all time. Prior to becoming known for the political efforts, both men were foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune.
Page 4 ... See More
April 7, 1855
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, April 7, 1855 This is an interesting issue, and an opportunity to own an original, 19th century newspaper containing an article written by Friedrich Engels, who along with Karl Marx became the most recognized communist revolutionaries of all time. Prior to becoming known for the political efforts, both men were foreign correspondents for the New York Tribune.
Page 4 has ... See More
February 18, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb, 18, 1859 Starting half way through the 1st column on page 6 and continuing for 1 column is: "LOUIS NAPOLEON'S POSITION", which is written by Karl Marx. Although unsigned, it is identified as his writing on the same site - which also prints the text of the article.
Note: This is an interesting issue which provides the opportunity for a collector t... See More
February 25, 1845
NEW YORK HERALD, February 25, 1845 Near the top of the front page is an ad: "To Rail Road Companies" for a new box car, with an illustration of it (see). Four pages, nice condition.
December 4, 1969
THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York City, December 4, 1969
* Lengthy review of The Rolling Stones
* Post Madison Square Garden concert - 1969 U.S. Tour
Advertised on the front page (which includes a photo of Mick Jagger), but starting on page 42, is a lengthy, multi-page review of Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones. Multiple photos of the band are included. Nice to have this revi... See More
December 8, 1941
GLENDALE NEWS-PRESS, California, Dec. 8, 1941 A fantastic issue for display as the front page has a very dramatic announcement of the bombing of Pearl Harbor with: "WAR ! " in 7 3/4 inch bold letters, with: "JAPAN DECLARES WAR ON UNITED STATES, BRITAIN" and subheads. There are related reports on the following pages.
This is one of the most dramatic issues we have s... See More
May 24, 1768
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 24, 1768 The entire front page appears more as a broadside, being a one column report on the funeral of: "...her late Royal Highness Princess Louisa-Anne..." who was interred in the Royal Family vault in King Henry VII's Chapel at Westminster Abbey.
Included is a diagram of the coffin showing the position of the pall bearers which is unusual fo... See More
July 9, 1887
PRESCOTT MORNING COURIER, Arizona (Territory), July 9, 1887 From 25 years before Arizona would become a state. Articles include: "The Opium Habit" "Lynching in Oregon" "Two Men Killed by Caving Earth" and more.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, new agent's stamp in the masthead, tape at the inside spine, good condition.
March 22, 1882
GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Colorado, March 22, 1882 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.
This is a volume I issue (number 115)... See More
January 8, 1856
THE OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon Territory, Jan. 8, 1856 A very early newspaper from Oregon, over 3 years before it would join the Union. Various news of the day both local & national. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with a piece removed from the top margin of the front leaf not touching any text. Good condition.
June 3, 1873
THE WORLD, San Diego, California, June 3, 1873 A very early issue from this now-famous Southern California city, this issue published when the population was just 2,300.
The ftpg. has some reports on the Modoc Indian War with: "...Surrender of Modocs--Approaching Wind up of Captain Jack". Page 3 has a report on a: "Dash To Julian", east of San Diego in the mountains.
Fo... See More
February 7, 1873
THE PIOCHE DAILY RECORD, Nevada, Feb. 7, 1873 The first settlement of the area was in 1864 with the opening of a silver mine, but it was abandoned when Indians launched a series of raids and massacres. It was resettled in 1868 and François Pioche bought the town in 1869. By the early 1870s, it had grown to become one of the most important silver-mining towns in Nevada.
Because of the... See More
September 11, 1878
DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, Sept. 11, 1878
The ftpg. and pg. 3 have reports concerning the Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic. An interesting ftpg. report: "A Kentucky Bear--Mr. Wilson's Struggle for Life With a Bear in Rowan County".
Four pages, very nice condition.
July 3, 1780
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, a lot of ten different issues dated in 1780, during the midst of the Revolutionary War however I find not (or extremely little) mention of the war. each complete in at least 4 pages, 7 3/4 by 12 inches, some with red tax stamps, nice condition.
December 19, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 19, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads relating to the Battle of Fredericksburg: "From General Burnside's Army" "The Burial of the Dead Completed" "What Rebel Officers Say of the Battle" "A Force of 500,000 Could Not Carry the Heights" "The Rebels Took About 800 Prisoners" "List of Wounded in Doubleday'... See More
September 29, 1682
LONDON MERCURY, Sept. 29, 1682 According to Crane and Kaye this title lasted for just 56 issues, and is held by only four institutions in the United States. This is issue #51.
A single sheet newspaper formatted much like the more common "London Gazette" with news items on pages 1 & 2, and advertisements on pg. 2 as well.
Measures 6 3/4 by 11 1/2 inches, great condition. A rar... See More
May 23, 1807
THE OBSERVER, Baltimore, May 23, 1807 A short-lived periodical which published only from November, 1806 thru December, 1807.
Its significance in the world of journalism is that its editor, Eliza Anderson Godefoy, or Eliza Anderson at the time (pseudonym "Beatrice Ironside"), was the first woman to edit a general-interest magazine in the United States. She was 26 years old at the t... See More
May 2, 1945
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER--EXTRA California, May 2, 1945 At the very top in huge letters is: "Nazis Say: HITLER DEAD ! " with a very large photo of Adolph Hitler. A smaller head: "Doenitz Named Successor, Asks Germans to Fight On" and more.
The complete first section with pages 1-12, very nice condition. A great display issue!
April 3, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 3, 1799 The front page contains two lengthy Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by: Th. Jefferson. A very displayable front page.
Four pages, good condition.
June 25, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 25, 1791 Page 3 has a lengthy report of a Masonic celebration headed: "Festival of St. John" with much detail, including a list of 14 toasts, the first of which is: "Our brother George Washington--With the honours of Masonry."
Page 2 has a report from France: "The King of the French, and Mob!" concerning a near riot when it was ... See More
January 1, 1776
THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, January 1776 The ftpg. has: "An Abstract of the Act to Prohibit all Trade & Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, etc."
Of special note is a full printing of the heated response of Continental Congress to the King declaring the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion, dated: "Philadelphia, December 6". Some of the great te... See More
April 10, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1865 The front page has bold column-wide headlines "THE END" "Surrender of Lee and his Whole Army to Grant" with subheads "Terms of Surrender" "All Honor to Grant, Meade, Sheridan, Ord, Humphreys, Wright, Griffin, Parke, and their Brave Troops" "Highly Interesting Details of the Fighting Before the Surrender" "... See More
April 25, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1865 All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered in memory of Abraham Lincoln. Two-thirds of the first column are taken up with nice heads concerning the funeral of Abraham Lincoln including: "HONORS To the MARTYR PRESIDENT" "Our Tribute to the Lamented Dead" "Arrival of the Cortege" "The Body In State" "The Procession... See More
December 24, 1692
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 28, 1693 The back page has an advertisement for the book which relates to the witchcraft trials in New England, reading: "The TRYALS of several WITCHES Lately Executed in New-England and of several remarkable Curiosities therein Occurring. By Cotton Mather. Published by the Special Command of the Governour." with a bit more.
This is the only peri... See More
October 22, 1898
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 3, 1898 For the model railroad hobbyist & car enthusiast this issue has two significant advertisements.
First, an illustrated ad for the very first electric toy train: "Carlisle & Finch Co." of Cincinnati, Ohio. The ad is for their toy "Electric Railways, $3.50 to $7." Carlisle & Finch was the creator of the very firs... See More
November 23, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 23, 1893
Of special note is an article: "Notable Jews--Rev. H. Pereira Mendes" which includes a photos of him & a lengthy article on his history upon being expelled from Spain & settling in America.
The ftpg. has an illus. of the football game between Univ. of Pennsylvania and Yale. The doublepg. centerfold has 20 photos take... See More
May 1, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 1, 1813 Inside has an interesting article: "City of Baltimore" concerning problems there as they relate to the War of 1812. Other articles: "Barbarism", a half page chart: "Army of the United States--Organization of the Army of the U. States" with an additional 1 1/2 pages naming the: "General Staff of the Army" and ... See More
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