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The Nova Constellatio coin, made for the American colonies... Settling Australia as a penal colony...
Item #670315THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1786
* The Nova Constellatio coin print
* Made for circulation in the American colonies
The most interesting item in this issue is the foldout plate which contains--among other prints--an image of the "Nova Constellatio" coin used in the colonies (see). The print shows both the obverse & reverse & has a date of 1785.
Th... See More
Item #670165THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, June, 1789 This is the 6th issue of this uncommon magazine by famed publisher Isaiah Thomas. When it comes to noteworthy content, it is hard to know where to begin.
Starting from the back is the poem, "The Slave," (author anonymous) which is a thought-provoking anti-slavery poem printed in the slave-state of Maryland. Also interestin... See More
December 31, 1843
THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, December 31, 1743. This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.
As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America&qu... See More
May 8, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, May 8, 1864
* Battle of the Wilderness w/ maps
* Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant
The ftpg. is dominated by a quite large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "IMPORTANT OPERATIONS ON JAMES RIVER. Major General Butler's Landing on the South Side of the River---The Approaches to the Rebel Capital." There is much related text & column headlines... See More
July 17, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1938
* Seabiscuit wins Hollywood Gold Cup
* Santa Anita Stakes - Arcadia, California
* Thoroughbred racehorse racing
the front page of the sport's section (inside) has a one column heading: "SEABISCUIT TAKES $50,000 ADDED TEST" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on famous racehorse, Seabiscuit, winning the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes in ... See More
July 19, 1881
DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1881 On page 2 under "News Of The Day" is a section devoted to "Crimes And Casualties". Among the news items in this section is an inconspicuous yet historic report that reads, in full: "Billy the Kid,' a notorious murderer and desperado, for several years the terror of New Mexico, was shot dead, by Sheriff Garrett o... See More
May 15, 1735
THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, May 15, 1735 As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1736. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all of the Middle Colonies, and only the fourth newspaper published in all of the American... See More
April 3, 1735
THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735 As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all of the Middle Colonies, and only the fourth newspaper published in all of the A... See More
February 3, 1713
PAX, PAX; OR, A PACIFICK POST BOY, London, February 3, 1712/13 A very rare, variant title of the "Post-Boy" newspaper, the change in title [Peace, Peace] due to the Treaty of Utrecht just agreed upon. The Treaty of Utrecht was essentially a series of treaties involving various European countries which put an end to the War of Spanish Succession. The agreement noted in this issue wa... See More
October 12, 1861
SUGAR PLANTER, West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Oct. 12, 1861
* Very rare Confederate title
Here is a very uncommon title from Louisiana during the first year of the Civil War. The front page is filled with ads, and among the reports on the back page are a report headed: "Good News!" noting in part: "...a force of Confederates under Gen. Patton Anderson landed upon Santa Ros... See More
April 10, 1944
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., April 10, 1944
* Easter cease-fire
* Soldiers from both sides celebrate - together but apart
The front page has: "U.S., Nazi Soldiers Stop Shooting, Share Easter Service at Italian Front", followed by details of the event. Nice to have on the front page. Other articles include: "Draft Proposed Constitution For United States of Europe",... See More
May 3, 1757
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 3, 1757 Page 6 has a report headed America" which includes datelines from Charleston and Boston. The former reports a meeting of Indian chiefs with the governor of South Carolina.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, red tax stamp, very nice condition.
August 30, 1788
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 30, 1788 This is a great issue on the creation of our Federal Constitution as over half of page 2 is taken up with results of the "State of North Carolina" Constitutional Convention, which recommends a "Declaration of Rights" and various "Amendments" to the Constitution. Both lists are included i... See More
April 7, 1797
GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1797 A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.
All of page 2 is taken up with documents relating ... See More
November 11, 1796
GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1796 A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.
Page 3 has a chart of election results for Preside... See More
June 20, 1882
BLACK HILLS DAILY PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, Nov. 24, 1878 This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light.
This issue is from the "heyday" of the Wild West. Some of the most celebrated names of the Old West passed thr... See More
July 29, 1881
BRENHAM DAILY BANNER, Texas, July 29, 1881 The first of this title we have located. Gregory's "Union List of Newspapers" notes only 1 of 5 institutions have holding from the19th century.
This city in East central Texas has a population under 16,000 today. A typical Western newspaper of the day with news & many Western-style advertisements.
Four pages, never-trimmed ... See More
September 23, 1882
THE CALAVERAS CHRONICLE, Mokelumne Hill, California, Sept. 23, 1882 An uncommon from this county made famous by Mark Twain. Curiously Gregory only records the weekly edition, not the daily, the former being held by just one institution with reasonable holdings. Several other institutions have but a few scattered issues.
Mokelumne Hill was one of the richest gold mining towns in Califo... See More
July 20, 1861
NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 20, 1861 The top of page 2 has reports from the very beginning of the Bull Run battle with: "From Bull's Run" "No Further Battle Yet" "The Rebel Force Increased".
Also: "The Prisoners from Bull's Run" "Later From the Seat of War" "U.S. Troops Concentrating" "From the West"... See More
December 12, 1862
THE WORLD, New York City, December 12, 1862.
* Burnside captures major Virginia city
* Battle of Fredericksburg close
* General Burnside vs. Robert E. Lee
* Battle of Prairie Grove - Arkansas
This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "Army Of The Potomac" &qu... See More
December 8, 1941
HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, Dec. 8, 1941 "Last Edition" The very famous Dec. 7 issue of this paper has been reprinted so many times that genuine issues are difficult to find, although they do exist.
Equally as rare--if not more so--is the last edition of the December 8 issue which has a very similar headline, with the huge & bold: "WAR&quo... See More
February 17, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 1775 This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.
Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More
March 12, 1959
THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER, Hawaii, March 12, 1959 See the photo for this very dramatic & displayable front page. Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "Congress Says YES ! " in huge letters dropped out of a large red box, above which is printed: "Statehood Extra". The banner headline beneath the box is: "Hawaii To Become 50th State" with other relate... See More
December 3, 1834
ILLINOIS ADVOCATE & STATE REGISTER, Vandalia, Dec. 3, 1834 At this time Vandalia was the capital of Illinois. A typical newspaper of the day, but rather rarely found, and the first from this city we have offered.
Four pages, various tape mends inside, bit of foxing, generally good condition.
February 5, 1859
THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, (Hawaii), Feb. 5, 1859 A quite rare newspaper from such an early date, in fact outside of "The Friend" which was more of a missionary newspaper, this is the second oldest Hawaii newspaper we have offered.
It is formatted much like other newspapers of the day with the ftpg. containing both ads & news items, page 2 containing mostly news, and pages 3 &a... See More
September 21, 1881
CINCINNATI WEEKLY GAZETTE, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1881 Most of the first column is taken up with headlines on the death of President Garfield including: "DEAD ! " "James A.Garfield Passes Into the Dark Valley" "And the Shadow of Death Hangs Over the Land" "Dead---in the Full Ripeness of Life" "Dead---At the Summit of All Earthly Greatness" "Wit... See More
January 20, 1891
THE EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, Jan. 20, 1891 The top of the ftpg. has a column headed: "KING KALAKAUA DEAD" "The Hawaiian Ruler Passes Away at 2:30 This Afternoon" which includes a one column illustration of him as well.
Eight pages, wear at the spine margin and the central fold with a small hole not affecting the mentioned article.
October 5, 1802
REPUBLICAN LEDGER, & PORTSMOUTH PRICE CURRENT, Oct. 5, 1802 The ftpg. has: "What is a Federal Republic?" Page 2 has a letter signed in type by: Bonaparte, with other news of the day from this title I don't believe we've offered before.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, two discrete archival mends at inside margins, good condition.... See More
December 8, 1846
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1846 Page 2 has a very early report: "From California" which is quite historic on the creation of the state of California: "The Proclamation of Commodore Stockton, the governor of California" in which he makes the very significant statement: "...do hereby make known to all men that, having by right of conquest t... See More
October 10, 1871
CHICAGO EVENING POST--EXTRA, Oct. 10, 1871 This is perhaps the very best Chicago Fire issue we have offered. Not only is it from Chicago, but it is a day earlier than any other report we have offered from Chicago.
Most of the first column is taken up with heads including; "CHICAGO IN FLAMES" "An All-Night Carnival of the Fire Fiend!" "The Most Extensive & Devast... See More
June 6, 1846
THE DAILY CHRONICLE, Philadelphia, June 6, 1846 The ftpg. has nice column heads on the Mexican War with: "WAR NEWS" "Matamoras taken, without Opposition--The Mexican Soldiers deserting in great numbers--Additional Particulars of the Actions on the 8th & 9th of May--Emigrants attacked by Comanche Indians".
More war-related reporting on page 3. Four pages, some printin... See More
November 30, 1894
THE ADVOCATE, Escondido, San Diego County, California, Nov. 30, 1894 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a very detailed article on the virtues of Escondido. Four pages, some old tape mends inside, toned, minor wear at the margins.
August 25, 1888
THE TEMPLETON TIMES, San Luis Obispo County, California, Aug. 25, 1888 The first of this title we have offered. The ftpg. has: "Ousting The Coolies" "Fruitmen and Vineyardists Prefer White Boys" "Very Successful Experiment". Other news of the day.
Four pages, large folio size, various older tape mends inside, generally good condition. Folder size noted is for t... See More
November 30, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 30, 1861 An extremely decorative issue, as the entire front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "THE GREAT EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AGAINST THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC" with a subhead: "The Gulf Slope of Mexico--The Harbor of Vera Cruz and the National Road to the Capital--Scene of Operations of the English, French and Spanish Expedition." with the map showin... See More
November 9, 1844
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, Nov. 9,1844 The ftpg. has prints of; "St. Patrick's Cathedral, Prince St." "Saint Paul's Church, Broadway" "Church of the Messiah, Broadway" and: "The Brick Church--Presbyterian" with much detail on all.
Page 5 has an article; "Meeting of the Mormons Last Evening" as well s two reports which seem to insur... See More
April 6, 1864
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 6, 1864 This was one of the few newspapers from the Confederacy which printed: "Confederate States of America" within its dateline.
The front page is almost entirely filled with reports concerning the Civil War, with items headed: "From Richmond--Great Rise in the River--Later Northern News" "From Dalton--News From the... See More
September 7, 1907
THE ANGELS CAMP RECORD, Calaveras County, California, Sept. 7, 1907 Certainly the first issue we have sold from this Northern California town. A typical newspaper of the day, 8 pages never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. Various archival mends mostly at margins. Minor foxing, and minor wear at the folds & margins.
November 13, 1810
NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Portsmouth, Nov. 13, 1810 Page 3 begins with a half column: "Proclamation" signed by the President: James Madison, concerning revoking various edicts against the French in regard to trade.
Four pages, a very handsome masthead, small wear hole at fold juncture, foxing and a central crease.
May 7, 1937
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER--EXTRA, May 7, 1937 One of the very best, dramatic banner headlines we have offered on this historic catastrophe: "DIRIGIBLE HINDENBURG EXPLODES, 90 KILLED". A large front page photo shows the Hindenburg over the New York skyline, headed: "Giant Airliner That Fell in Flames", with the subhead noting: Airship Falls At Lakehurst".
This is one of... See More
July 15, 1872
DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, July 15, 1872 The top of the ftpg. has: "Shooting Affray - Dangers of Arbitrating in a Game of Cards" which reports on a shooting over a card game.
Four pages, discrete archival strengthening at the spine, very nice condition.
September 24, 1784
THE ESSEX JOURNAL & THE MASSACHUSETTS & NEW-HAMPSHIRE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Sept. 24, 1784 This has to be one of the deepest mastheads of the era, with frilly script type in the top portion of it. A very graphic issue for display.
The content is quite typical from this era just after the Revolutionary War. There are many mends inside both old & recent (archival), never bound nor t... See More
August 21, 1889
THE AGE, Boulder, Montana Territory, Aug. 21, 1889 This is the first we have offered this rather rare territorial newspaper from Bolder, a small town (current pop. 1200) in Western Montana. This vol. 2 issue was printed some 2 1/2 months before Montana would join the Union.
Four pages, various archival mends inside with small loss at the front leaf fold juncture. Generally in good con... See More
October 14, 1846
ALEXANDER'S MESSENGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 14, 1846 Page 3 begins with a terrific graphic on the victorious capture of Monterrey, Mexico by General Taylor: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE ARMY!" "GLORIOUS VICTORY!" with more, these heads spanning two columns--quite unusual for the period.
The text on the battle is very lengthy and very detailed.
Four pages, never bou... See More
May 23, 1862
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 23, 1862 This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.
Page 3 has nice reporting concerning the General David Hunter "emancipation" controversy, in which he issued an emancipation proclamation fo... See More
August 6, 1893
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 6, 1893 Page 12 has an article headed: "The Borden Murders" which begins: "Beyond question the Fall River police authorities are doing their utmost to unravel the mystery surrounding the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Borden..." with more, reading much like an editorial on the case.
The back page has a lengthy article: "MICHIGAN MORMONISM&quo... See More
January 23, 1864
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Jan. 23, 1864 As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts.
The front page has: "The Military Situation" with various reports, and also: "The Speed Of Navy Vessels". Other items inside are headed: "The Military Exh... See More
July 9, 1864
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, July 9, 1864 Obviously a military-themed publication so a nice issue for Civil War content. The entire ftpg. is: "The Campaign In Virginia" carrying over to take all of page 2 as well. Also within the issue are: "General Sherman's Operations" "Destruction of the Alabama" "Grant and Lee" "Negro Troops" an... See More
October 22, 1898
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 22, 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 fir... See More
December 29, 1802
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Dec. 29, 1802 Two columns on the ftpg. and most of a column on page 2 are taken up with the President's annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition begun with Washington and which continues to this day.
It is headed: "The President's MESSAGE, This Day" which, perhaps unique to Jefferson, was actually delivered by Jefferson's secretary ra... See More
April 18, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 18, 1865 Over half of the first column on the front page is taken up with a nice series of headlines concerning the death & funeral of President Abraham Lincoln, who died just 3 days previous. Some of the heads include: "MOURNING" "Further Details of the Terrible Tragedy at Washington" "Important Statements of Eye-witnesses" "The ... See More
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