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December 20, 1948
NEW YORK POST, December 20, 1948
* Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Cardinals
* NFL football championship title game
* "Philly Blizzard" at Shibe Park
* 1st ever televised NFL title game
The sport's section (page 58) has a two column heading: "Grid Eagles Fly High--It Wasn't in the Cards To Win NFL Crown" (see) First report coverage on the NFL football champion... See More
December 19, 1949
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, Dec. 19, 1949
* Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams
* NFL football championship title game
Page 8 has a one column heading: "Eagles Remain NFL Champions, Whip Rams, 14-0" Nice coverage on the NFL football championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angeles Rams.
Complete in 20 pages, very nice condition.... See More
May 9, 1927
KANSAS CITY JOURNAL-POST, Missouri, May 9, 1927.
* Aviator Charles Nungesser
* Transatlantic airplane flight try
* Just before Charles Lindbergh
The front page has one column headlines: "OCEAN FLIERS BELIEVED HALF WAY ACROSS" "Nungesser and Coli, Attempting Nonstop Flight From Paris To New York, Carry No Wireless" "Flying In Face Of Storm" and more. (see) 1st ... See More
August 4, 1880
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, August 4, 1880
* Dr. Henry S. Tanner
* Fasting for better health experiment ?
* Clarendon Hall, New York City
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "THE SPUNKY SKELETON" "Dr. Tanner Persists in His Perilous Undertaking" "His Rebellious Stomach in an Impr... See More
December 30, 1944
LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 30, 1944
* General George S. Patton
* U.S. First & Third Army
* World War II - WWII
* Battle of the Bulge - Belgium
* INCOMPLETE ISSUE ****
The front page has a great banner headline: "PATTON POUNDS TO REICH BORDER AT THREE POINTS" with subhead. (see)
Incomplete issue containing the first 4 pages only, loose at the spine, light tonin... See More
July 10, 1930
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 10, 1930
* Robert H. Goddard - Early rockets - rocketry
* 1st photo of Charles Lindbergh Jr. ?
This 52 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 27 that include: "GUGGENHEIM BACKS ROCKET SKY-STUDY", "Gives Fund to Continue 17 Years of Work Done by Prof. Goddard of Clark University", "250 Miles Up Is Aim" and more (see i... See More
February 5, 1732
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, Feb. 5, 1732 A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".
Of special note is a page 3 report: "Last week was held a General Council in which his Majesty was pleased to give his Royal Sanction to a Charter for incorp... See More
April 24, 1733
THE HYP-DOCTOR, London, April 24, 1733 The title is an archaic phrase for a "hodgepodge of nonsense". This curious paper published from 1730-1741, a pro-Walpole (first Prime Minister of Great Britain) newspaper created to oppose another British title "The Craftsman".
The focus is noted in the masthead: "No Bugbears, or the Merits of the Cause, a Cool Examination of ... See More
February 18, 1937
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE--EXTRA, Feb. 18, 1937 The front page has a great & very dramatic banner headline above the masthead: "TEN DIE ON GATE SPAN" with a nice subhead: "Bridge Scaffolding Falls, Tears Net and Plunges 12 Into Sea" with more.
The ftpg. also has a large photo labeled where it began to rip and where it gave way, as well as showing insets of 3 men fallin... See More
November 20, 1828
SOUTHERN GALAXY, Natchez, Mississippi, Nov. 20, 1828 A quite rare title, being the volume 1 number 26 issue of a title which lasted just two years. The earliest Natchez paper we have offered.
The back page has: "Mr. Jefferson & Mr.Adams" which includes a letter signed by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, Dec. 25, 1825 in which he complains of his infirmities, particularly his me... See More
February 2, 1854
THE DAILY COURIER, Natchez, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 1854 A very uncommon newspaper from the Deep South, and rare to find any newspapers from Mississippi from before the Civil War. Although there are various news items the issue is dominated by advertisements, many of them illustrated.
Page 3 has three slave sales ads, headed: "Negroes for Sale" "One Hundred & Forty Negroes F... See More
July 17, 1889
DEADWOOD DAILY PIONEER, Black Hills, (South Dakota) July 17, 1889 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. It attracted larger-than-life Old West figures including Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and Wild Bill Hickok (who was killed the... See More
August 4, 1827
THE CAMDEN JOURNAL, South Carolina, Aug. 4, 1827 A very early issue from this town rich in history, being the oldest inland town in South Carolina, the site of notable Revolutionary War battles, and home to six Confederate generals. Gregory notes that only one institution (Univ. of S. C.) has any holdings of this title from the earliest years. This is a volume 2 issue.
The front page ... See More
October 17, 1840
THE EXTRA LOG CABIN, New York, July 4, 1840 The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election, its success carrying over to many issues beyond the inauguration.
This is the first "Extra" edition we have encountered, and is the first printed as the dateline notes: "volume 1 Extra no. 1"
The back page notes... See More
November 12, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 12, 1864 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Richmond" "the Soldiers' Vote in the Army of the James" "Mr. Lincoln's Majority 2,904" "SHENANDOAH" "Important Movement of the Rebel Forces" "Attempt to Flank Sheridan & Invade Maryland and Pennsylvania" "Our Army in Fine Con... See More
March 6, 1861
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 6, 1861 A wealth of fine content on Lincoln & his new administration, as his inaugural was reported in the previous day's edition.
Inside has a lengthy editorial headed: "Mr. Lincoln's Address", a report from Washington beginning: "The agony is over, and Lincoln's Cabinet is formed..." with much more.
Also: "The Inaugur... See More
July 6, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, July 6, 1876 Page 3 has some very fine reports with one column heads on the fate of the soldiers in the Sioux Indian campaign: "BATTLE OF ROSEBUD CREEK" "First Fight of the Campaign Against the Sioux" "The Attack & Retreat Described" "A Terrible Slaughter of the Sioux Warriors" "The Scalping of United States Skirmishers Told b... See More
February 22, 1797
THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1797 A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.
Page 3 has an article: "Marquis De La Fayette" which is a report on him. This is followed by an: "Address of the Legislature of the State of North Carolina to his Excellency George Washington, President of... See More
April 16, 1912
OAKLAND TRIBUNE, California, April 16, 1912 One of the better issues on the Titanic tragedy we have offered in some time, as the banner headline announces: "868 RESCUED FROM WRECK; 1350 BRAVE MEN PERISH". There are four related front page photos including one of the Titanic and one of Capt. E. J. Smith. Plus various subheads on the tragedy include: "J.J. Astor And Isador Strau... See More
December 27, 1692
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Dec. 27, 1692 The back page has an advertisement--set in larger type than the rest of the issue so it stands out--for the book: "The TRYALS of several WITCHES lately Executed in New-England, with many Remarkable Curiosities therein Occurring, etc. Published by the Special Command of his EXCELLENCY the Governour of New-England. First Printed in Boston, and n... See More
October 5, 1798
COUNTRY PORCUPINE, Philadelphia, Oct. 4 & 5 (a single issue), 1798 This was a tri-weekly edition of the 'Porcupine's Gazette' established by William Cobbett 7 months prior and which lasted only until Aug. 28, 1799. This is the first of this title we have seen. Content is distilled from the daily edition.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
February 28, 1693
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 Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather and Published by the Special Command of the Governour."
This is the only periodical we have ever seen with any reference ... See More
June 9, 1757
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1757 Most of the front page is taken up with: "An Extract from a Letter Received by the India Ships...containing a particular Account of the unfortunate Affair at Bengal."
In this report which deals with the capture of Fort William in India, mention is made that: "...The whole number left in the Fort being 250 effective men, we held out ... See More
October 11, 1871
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 11, 1871 A very nice & graphic issue on the Chicago Fire, with a front page map headed: "DEVASTATED CHICAGO. Sectional Diagram, by Miles, Showing the Burned District of the City."
First column heads include: "THE RUINED CITY" "Terrible Condition of the City of Chicago" "Further Details of the Appalling Conflagration" "The... See More
September 24, 1853
THE CONCORDIA INTELLIGENCER, Vidalia, Louisiana, Sept. 24, 1853 A quite rare title from the South. Page 3 has over half a column taken up with the: "Register Of Runaway", which is lengthy. Other interesting runaway or sale of slave ads.
Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, minor loss to an upper corner, mild wear at the edges.
October 15, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE, EXTRA, Oct. 15, 1798 Although there were issues of this title in Phila., Boston & Baltimore, this is from Baltimore as the other two did not exist as of this date.
This is a broadside extra, a small single sheet printed on the front only. Such broadsides were typically printed to put urgent or important news into the hands of the reader as quickly as possible. The news ... See More
February 18, 1797
THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1797 Page 2 has two letters, each signed in type by the soon to be retired President: Go. Washington, thanking the Virginia General Assembly for their best wishes in his retirement.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
October 26, 1786
THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, New Haven, Oct. 26, 1786 (year in Roman numerals) A weekly title that lasted for about three years, from February of 1786 to June of 1789.
Inside has a report from Phila. noting: "...commenced the drawing of the lottery for the lands laid out by the state & given as a donation to the officers & men of the late Pennsylvania l... 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.
A typical folio newspaper of the day with various ... See More
August 22, 1892
THE LATTER DAY SAINTS' MILLENNIAL STAR, Liverpool, England, Nov. 20, 1846 This periodical, typically shortened to "Millennial Star", was the longest continuously published periodical of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, being printed from 1840 until 1970. This is the earliest issue we have offered.
Articles include: "Imprisonment & Escape of P. P. Pratt... See More
November 22, 1862
THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 22, 1862 A rather rare title and great that it has the word “Southern”.
The front page is mostly taken up with ads & military notices but it also has: "From Georgia - Reinforcements Arriving--Glorious News" as well as a rousing: "Proclamation From Gen. Beauregard" to the people of Georgia, noting... See More
April 21, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865 Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel," "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogue," and "Shaari [Shaare] Zedek" with each synagogue draped in mourning black.
It is quite unusual to find front page men... See More
January 28, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 28, 1796 Various news reports of the day including a page 3 item: "A Grand Victory Obtained by the Austrians and: "Ship Wreck" with much detail. Also a report of the death of Samuel Huntington, governor of Connecticut, with much detail on the funeral.
Four pages, good condition.
July 22, 1876
THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, July 22, 1876 The front page has a report; "The Hamburg, S.C., Massacre" "A Remarkable Circumstance Noted by Col. Higginson--A View of the Affair Which Impartial Citizens Must Adopt".
The Hamburg Massacre was the first of a series of civil disturbances planned and carried out by white Democrats in the majority-black Republican E... See More
November 7, 1864
NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, Nov. 7, 1864 The top of page 2 has a political ad, from the day before the election, supporting: "The Union Ticket - Union Nominations--For President, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois. For Vice President, Andrew Johnson of Tennessee"
Various Civil War reports as well.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine due to disbinding, otherwise nice condit... See More
November 18, 1869
WATCHMAN & REFLECTOR, Boston, Nov. 18, 1869 The front page begins with over 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Memories Of Mormondom" by Rev. Wayland Hoyt. Photos show just portion.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine from disbinding, good condition.
June 19, 1847
THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, June 19, 1847 A quite scarce anti-slavery newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June 19, 1847 thru December 9, 1849. This is the volume 1, number 1 issue.
Page 3 has: "Senator Corwin and the Mexican War".
Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank margin & foxing to the upper left of the front page, otherwise rather good.... See More
April 2, 1833
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 2, 1833 Most of the first column is taken up with breaking news headed: " Serious Disaster" which begins: "We are sorry to have to announce that the Public Building east of the President's Square, occupied as the Treasury Department, was consumed by fire yesterday morning..." with much more.
The Treasury Building was to... See More
July 25, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 25, 1795 Over a full column of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.
Four pages, very handsome masthead, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.
February 8, 1845
THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Feb. 8, 1845 One of the earliest newspapers we have offered from Hawaii, and fourteen years earlier than the few of this title we offered in recent years.
The "first series" of this title existed for just 1 1/2 years from 1840 to 1841. It proved unprofitable and was shut down. The editor reestablished the paper under the same title... See More
October 21, 1892
THE SUNDANCE GAZETTE, Wyoming, Oct. 21, 1892 We were fortunate to fine just three issues of this quite rare newspaper from the Northeast corner of Wyoming. The first we have seen. The first we have seen. Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" notes only one institution has this title, it having just a single issue from 1884.
By the content and the advertisements Sundanc... See More
June 6, 1883
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, June 6, 1883 The front page has a nice account of the infamous Dodge City War, with a column head: "Dodge City" "The Disgraceful Gambling Troubles Renewed".
The report has a Dodge City, Kansas, dateline with rare mention of Bat Masterson, noting in part: "This city is much excited over a proclamation...stopping all gambling...The probable ... See More
August 3, 1852
PLACER TIMES & TRANSCRIPT, San Francisco, California, Aug. 3, 1852 Certainly one of the earlier newspaper we have offered from California, during the midst of the Gold Rush.
And page 2 has two notable reports, one being the death of Henry Clay in two articles, both headed: "Death of Henry Clay" with black borders.
There is also a nice account of a: "Fatal Duel--Death of ... See More
July 20, 1938
THE EL PASO TIMES, Texas, July 20, 1938 The top of the front page features a photo headed: "Corrigan Is Welcomed To Ireland" with a caption that includes in part: "...greeted by a Baldonnel Airport official...upon completion of his surprise flight to Ireland from New York."
Beneath this is an article: "Money-Making Offers Pour In On Daring Transatlantic Flier".... See More
March 6, 1865
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, March 6, 1865 Page 2 has nearly a full column of text headed: "The Inauguration" with the details of Lincoln's second inaugural, and includes in the bottom portion the heading: "The Inaugural Address" which includes the immortal words: "...with malice toward no one, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as ... See More
September 10, 1898
TAGBLATT, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 10, 1898 A quite rare broadside "Extra" distributed "Gratis" reporting the murder of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
The front page banner notice translates: "Our Empress - Murdered!" "Assassin An Italian Anarchist In Geneva". A bit more text as well.
Great to have this account from the city where it happened.
As a bro... See More
April 5, 1915
THE KANSAS CITY POST, Missouri, April 5, 1915 The front page has a great banner headline: "WILLARD KNOCKS OUT JOHNSON IN THE TWENTY-SIXTH ROUND" with a subhead: "Right Swing To Jaw Puts The Big Negro Out".
This is a same-day report on the heavyweight boxing title fight between Jess Willard and Jack Johnson which includes a round-by-round account of the battle. Uncommon f... See More
November 15, 1879
DAILY ELKO INDEPENDENT, Elko, Nevada, Nov. 15, 1879 Elko had a population of about 2000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, it was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush.
Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave the "official" birth to t... See More
May 30, 1960
THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES, May 30, 1960 No better newspaper to report the Indianapolis 500 than this one. The bold banner headline announces: "JIM RATHMANN WINS" as well as: "2 Die, 33 Hurt As Stand Falls" with a photos of the tragedy, as well as the winner driver Jim Rathmann.
Regarded as the greatest two-man due in Indianapolis 500 history, the 1960 race saw a then-record... See More
June 1, 1905
THE MAGNET, Brooklyn, New York, June, 1905 This is the vol. 1 #6 issue of a quite rare title not listed in Union List of Serials or Union List of Newspapers. A small-size, amateurish newspaper in which a previous issue noted: "The 'Magnet' publishes interesting stories, poems, jokes, notes of school & society...is published every two weeks." But the frequency would be f... See More
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