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February 21, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter datelined "Williamsburgh, Dec. 19" which includes: "I arrived l... See More
December 18, 1851
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 1851 Page 3 has a relatively lengthy obituary of James Montgomery, Scottish poet, hymnist, and newspaper editor. Known for his deep Christian faith and philanthropy, his death was reported in most major newspapers throughout the United States. See images for details.
Four pages, and other than dampstining, the issue is otherwise in good conditi... See More
December 17, 1991
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, December 17, 1991 Philip Burke's caricature of Donald Trump is featured on the cover. Known for his depictions of U.S. Presidents, it is nice to have his illustration of Donald Trump long before his presidency. The related article, "TRUMP - BEGINNING OF THE END", begins on the front page and continues for multiple pages within and includes additiona... See More
July 18, 1937
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 18 1937
* Amelia Earhart famous disappearance
* Lost over the Pacific Ocean
* Search ending - dead ?
The top of page 12 has a one column heading: "NAVY TO STOP HUNT FOR MISS EARHART" with subheads. (see) She went missing over two weeks earlier. The search would officially end on this day. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in thi... See More
September 21, 1989
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 21, 1989
* Serial killer & rapist Richard Ramirez
* Los Angeles area home invasion predator
* "Night Stalker" guilty verdict - conviction
The top of the front page gas a headline: "Ramirez Guilty on All Night Stalker Murder Charges" with photo of Ramirez giving the "devil sign" outside the courthouse after verdict. Lengthy text con... See More
January 1, 1779
(5) A lot of five Revolutionary War era (mostly) newspapers: London Gazette, 1778 & 1780; London Chronicle, 1775; and Middlesex Journal, 1772. All complete issues in good condition but I find no notable American content.
November 12, 1884
PUCK, New York, Nov. 12, 1884 Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons:
front page: "... See More
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, March 20, 1862 Included is an article titled: "Late News - The President's War Orders", which includes the text of 3 orders (General Orders 1, 2, and 3), each signed in block type by the President: Abraham Lincoln.... See More
Page 2 has an intriguing article: "The Black Scholar" which is quite lengthy.
A tabloid size newspaper from the famo
Page 2 has an intriguing article: "The Black Scholar" which is quite lengthy.
A tabloid size newspaper from the famo
May 17, 1902
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 17, 1902
The front page has: "Manufacture Of Steel Rails", which includes additional coverage on an inside page. Also included are: "Howard's Dock", ""Ramblersville' On Jamaica Bay", "The Photorama", "A Rock Pillar At Acoma, New Mexico", "Serpollet's Record-Breaking Steam Racer" and m... See More
July 11, 1908
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 11, 1908 The front page has two halfpg. photos of: "The Luyties Helicopter, Probably The Largest Experimental Rotary Flying Machine Ever Tested"., which includes supporting text on an inside page. Also present is: "United States Scout Cruiser 'Salem'...", "Testing New York's High Pressure Fire Service", "A Collectio... See More
August 21, 1920
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1920 Nice, full front cover photo in three colors: "The Largest Of Its Kind: 350 Ton Crane at Philadelphia Navy Yard", which contains details and additional photos on an inside page. Other coverage includes: "Is There a Coal Shortage", "'Miss America,' built and owned by G.A. Wood...", "Record Weather", and two gr... See More
November 5, 1910
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 5, 1910 Full frontpage photo: "Auburn in his fast Bleriot monoplane and Grahame-White in a farmer biplane during one of the hourly distance contests" which is in regards to "The International Aviation Meeting". This also has an accompanying three page article inside on the meet, with many more photos. Also within the article are: "Th... See More
March 28, 1908
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Mar. 28, 1908 The ftpg. has three photos, one taking half a page, showing: "General View Of The Great Cantilever Bridge Over the East River At Blackwell's Island, NY". Other prints, although not photoed, include: "How To Construct A Balloon", "Experiments In Visual Fixation", "New Types of Lifebelts", and more.
The issue i... See More
August 13, 1689
A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN SCOTLAND, London, England, May 18, 1689 A very rare title which lasted only from 1689 thru 1690. Crane & Kaye notes that only one American institution has any issues of this title and it having issues from 1690 only.
Varied content, much of it military-related.
The year is found in the imprint at the bottom of the back page as well... See More
June 3, 1882
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 3, 1882 The front page features a nice print of famed scientist Louis Pasteur, with the balance of the page taken up with text on his life and work.
The complete issue, measuring 11 by 15 1/2 inches, very nice condition.
December 12, 1874
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN December 12, 1874 This famous title always featured the latest inventions and improvements of the day, many being illustrated. Included in this issue are: "Keokuk, Iowa, Railroad Bridge" "Hot Air Balloon" and a nice centerfold of the Pittsburgh steel industry. Descriptive articles accompany the prints as well.
Sixteen pages, good condition.
May 11, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN New York, May 11, 1878. This famous title always featured the latest inventions and improvements of the day, many being illustrated. Included in this issue are: "The Balloon Torpedo" "Eclipse Injector" "Saw Mill Head Block" "Galvanic Battery" "Tricycle" and so much more. Descriptive articles accompany the illustrations.
The 187... See More
February 1, 1873
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN New York, Feb. 1, 1873 This famous title always featured the latest inventions and improvements of the day, many being illustrated. Included in this issue are: "Testing Machine" and "Seed Planter" and so much more. Descriptive articles accompany the prints as well.
The 1870's was considered the heyday for new inventions which included the electric... See More
November 17, 1894
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 17, 1894 The front page features seven illustrations concerning: "The Manufacture Of Burglar-Proof Vaults". A related report inside with another illustrations.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.
June 8, 1889
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 8, 1889 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following prints: PINCH BAR - STEP LADDER - AIRSHIP - CENTRIFUGAL SIREN & more.
August 23, 1859
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 23, 1859 Page 5 has the 20th installment of Horace Greeley's "An Overland Journey - XX. THE EMIGRATION", which has more than two columns on his observations during his visit to Pike's Peak and the surrounding region. Quite interesting. See images for considerable details.
The front page has much regarding what is now referred to as the Th... See More
September 29, 1900
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 29, 1900 The front page has an illustrated cover showing the Mareorama at the Paris Exposition. The inside includes a related article.
Other images and/or articles include: "A Japanese Trade Mark For Webster's Dictionary" "The New Army 16-Inch Gun" "A Toda Headsman, Southern India" and more.
Sixteen pages, very good... See More
October 11, 1896
THE FIREBRAND, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 11, 1896 A fascinating newspaper with their motto just under the title: "For the Burning Away of the Cobwebs of Ignorance and Superstition." and the dateline notes: "An Exponent of Anarchist - Communism. Holding that Equality of Opportunity alone Constitutes Liberty; that in the Absence of Monopoly Price and Competition Cannot Exist, and t... See More
December 8, 1866
THE WEEKLY IBERVILLE SOUTH, Plaquemine, Louisiana, Dec. 8, 1866 Uncommon newspaper from this town just south of Baton Rouge and from shortly after the end of the Civil War. "Union List of Newspapers" notes just 4 institutions having any holdings of this title, and none have issues of this early date.
This is a bi-lingual newspaper, as the front leaf is entirely in English, and the... See More
October 6, 1860
DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Oct. 6, 1860 This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election--the very day of this issue. The ftpg. also has a bit stating the newspaper: "...its earnest... See More
November 11, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1852 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 form, and it is common consens... See More
March 6, 1875
ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Arizona Territory, March 6, 1875 Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last.
A nice assortment of news articles including: "Removal of the Chiricahuas" "Local; Mining Affairs" "Arizona Railway System" "Rich Ores in Pima County" "Another Mining Expedition" and mo... See More
May 18, 1789
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Aug. 2, 1788 Page 3 has a small bit: "Humphries has replied to Mendoza's acceptance of his challenge with seeming satisfaction, and declares he will, by a private letter, appoint a meeting for the purpose of settling particulars."
Daniel Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a wea... See More
November 2, 1878
THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California, Nov. 9, 1878 Downieville is a very small town at 3,000 ft. elevation in Northwestern California. It was founded in late 1849 during the Calif. Gold Rush, first known as "The Forks" for its location at the confluence of the Downie River and the North Fork of the Yuba River. It was soon renamed after Major William Downie, the tow... See More
September 10, 1976
PEOPLE'S DAILY, Peking (Beijing), China, Sept., 10, 1976 This is likely the most notable issue reporting the death of Chairman Mao Tse Tung (Zedong) of the People's Republic of China who died Sept. 9. The full front page is taken up with his black-bordered photo headed (in translation): "Eternal Glory To The Great Leader And Great Teacher Chairman Mao Testung!" Within the b... See More
Item #670804YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, December, 1895 An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.
Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.
March 5, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, March 5, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Southern News" "General Sherman's Invasion of Mississippi" "High Prices of Food" "The War In Virginia - From Gen. Lee's Army" "Slavery and the Negro - Negro Equality Before the Law".
Included is the "Supplement" issue s well with its own masth... See More
September 7, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 7, 1878 A feature of this issue is: "Bartholdi's Colossal Statue of Liberty" which shows the head on display in Paris. Included is a related article noting the final size would be 105 feet high plus an 82 feet pedestal. The bust itself was 29 1/2 feet high and 13+ feet in diameter. It would be formally dedicated in 1886.
Complete in 16 page... See More
May 19, 1836
NEW YORK TIMES, May 19, 1836 Page 2 has: "Renewal of Indian Hostilities" being a report from Tallahassee, Florida, concerning General Scott and Col. Gamble's situation with the Indians. A few bits note: "...and if there should be a large force of Indians, the whole will be butchered...I can spare no more time, as I must prepare to meet the savage foe." with other... See More
March 10, 1815
THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, March 10, 1815 Page 2 has a fine & very detailed account of the naval encounter between the U.S. frigate President and the British ship Endymion, the latter capturing the American frigate. The battle took place several weeks after the Treaty of Ghent, but there is no evidence that the combatants were aware that the war had officially ended.
The report ... See More
March 19, 1825
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1825 The prime content in this issue is the page 2 report from "Maryland" noting three acts which have passed the legislature, the first & most significant being the Jew Bill, which for many years had been attempted before finally being approved in 1825. The text of the bill includes: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryl... See More
March 18, 1930
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, March 18, 1930 Near the top of the front page are column heads: "CAPONE FREED FROM JAIL HAS DISAPPEARED" "Not Seen Since He Left Prison by Back Door" "Cline With Him" "A Brown Auto Took Them Into The Unknown".
Complete in 14 pages, nice condition.
October 2, 1967
THE BOSTON GLOBE, October 2, 1967 The front page has a very nice banner headline in red lettering that announces: "RED SOX Take Pennant As Historic Season Ends" with subheads and two related photos. Nice for display and great to have in a Boston paper. Rare as such.
Complete first section only with all 16 pages, very minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More
May 13, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1876 Page 2 has an inconspicuous yet quite historic report which essentially reports on the beginning of the Impressionist movement in the art world in France. Those artists now known as the "Impressionists" were ostracized by the established art world who would not allow their work to be shown at the prestigious Salon exhibition in Paris. They decid... See More
April 5, 1890
MOHAVE COUNTY MINER, Kingman, Arizona, April 5, 1890 A very rare and early newspaper from the Arizona Territory, 22 years before it would become a state. Various news of the day with a great deal of fascinating, brief tidbits which provide a glimpse of life in the Old West during the 1890's A wealth of ads as well, some of which are illustrated. The back pg. includes the cattle brands of... See More
November 28, 1864
THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 28, 1864 Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War.
The front page has reports headed: "Legislative Proceedings" "City & State N... See More
October 26, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 29, 1758, Oct. 26, 1765, Jan. 8, 1767, Oct. 14, 1769, & Jan. 4, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about... See More
November 26, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 26, 1859 Page 7 has nearly 3 1/2 columns taken up with very detailed reports under the heading: "John Brown's Invasion", containing a wealth of reporting. The subheads include: "Cook's Confession" "The Virginia Fright" and: "The Pardon Of Cook". Included are several letters signed in type by John Brown and John E. Cooke a... See More
February 16, 1641
GAZETTE, Paris, France, Feb. 16, 1641 This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by nearly 15 years. This was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. The title has the first letter embellished, as well as the first le... See More
April 10, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 10, 1777 The front page includes an ad for the sale of "...an indented Negro Man who has eighteen months to serve...".
Page 2 has a report with several items, including mention that: "...John Fothergill of London (of the Society of Friends) a gentleman not more distinguished for his skill in his profession that for his attach... See More
March 1, 1905
THE MYSTIC WORKER, Plano, Illinois, June, 1905 An interesting little paper which describes itself as: "...a social, fraternal and beneficial society, governed by a Supreme Lodge, having subordinate lodges in states & provinces near each other & of equal healthfulness...".
Eight pages, 11 by 15 12 inches, 3 small binding slits at the blank spine margin, nice condition... See More
November 16, 1867
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Nov. 16, 1867 The prime content concerns the Medicine Lodge Treaty, taking all of page 5 and includes 4 prints, the largest captioned: "Council of the Arapahoe & Comanche Indians on Medicine Lodge Creek, Arkansas...". The others show: "Comanche Indians on the Way to the Great Council on Medicine Lodge Creek", "T... See More
November 12, 1862
DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 12, 1862 Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.
Among the articles are: "War to the Knife and the Knife to the Hilt!" "Lt. General Pemberton" "Nashville, Tennessee" "Plans & Purposes of the Enemy--The Crisis in Mississippi" "Brilliant Affair at Hay Mark... See More
September 5, 1861
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 5, 1861 Over a full column on the front page is taken up with: "The Election For President and Vice President - List of Commissioners" being a very lengthy list of the men assigned to administer the election in the various locations. Also on the front page: "What Texas Has Done the Past Year" "The Atlantic Sea-Coast".
Pa... See More
August 12, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1862 Not just a newspaper from the Confederate, but from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page has: "Important From the North--Call For 600,000 More Men--A Draft to Be Immediately made" "From Culpeper" "From The South Side" "Changing His Base" with the bulk of the front page taken up with a le... See More
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