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* Early George Washington
* French and Indian War
A very rare opportunity for a periodical which mentions George Washington long before he would become more famous 20 years later.
An inside page has a nice article titled: "Account of a Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort near the Lake Erie in Virginia" which
Incredibly rare item: John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics... Optician to the King & Queen..
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 26, 1692 Among the two advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses, telescopes, microscopes, single and double, reading glasses, large concave g... See More
* Capture of New York City
* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map
* American Revolutionary War
This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you... See More
THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, August 14, 1969
* Woodstock music festival on Max Yasgur's farm
* Original advertisement from a counterculture publication
* 50th anniversary this year (2019)
A significant newspaper on the Woodstock Music Festival.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the co... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 1863
* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper
* Battle of the Gettysburg - Robert E. Lee vs. Meade
If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memp... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674
* Very early Union Jack Flag description
More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).
The Proclamation is a result of merchant s... See More
PEORIA DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Illinois, April 17, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln's assassination
* Actor John Wilkes Booth
* Ford's Theatre play
Although 2 days after most newspapers reported the assassination, this page 2 account of all the news reads just like a first report.
The 2nd column has a nice stack of heads including: "HORRIBLE TRAGEDY!" "ASSASSINATION OF PRESID... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 27, 1793
* President George Washington
* Historic 2nd election victory
Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the report at the top of page 3 announcing the opening of the votes for President & Vice President.
History tells us that it was on February 13, 1793, when Congress officially tabulated the votes from the election of
THE LONDON GAZETTE, September 3, 1666
* The Great London Fire issue (historic)
This issue certainly ranks as one of the premiere issues of all 17th century newspapers, announcing one of the most tragic events of the period.
This issue was published during the outbreak of what would be known as the Great London Fire, which destroyed much of the city of London. Since it was an early rep... See More
NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, July 5, 1939
* Lou Gehrig day at Yankee Stadium - Yankees
* Famous 'luckiest man on the face of the earth' speech
* Best title to be had - very rare as such
This issue will remain one of the most coveted by baseball fans, as it reports--from the city where it happened--one of the most notable & heart-warming events in the annals of baseball histor... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1863
* John Wilkes Booth as an actor
* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre
A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
Page 3 has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which has three mentions of the name J. Wilkes Booth: "... See More
* Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary
* Best title to be had - rare as such
This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph pref
IDAHO TRI-WEEKLY STATESMAN, Boise City, Nov. 12, 1864
* Very rare territorial title
* American Civil War era
A very early and rare newspaper from just 18 months after the Idaho Territory was created, and some 26 years before Idaho statehood.
This is the volume 1, number 48 issue. The ftpg. is filled with ads with pages 2 & 3 containing various news of the day. Mostly ads on... See More
* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text
* As reported from Great Britain
It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing o... See More
THE PALMETTO HERALD, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 24, 1864
* Very rare Yankee occupation title
This Southern coastal town was captured by Yankee naval forces late in 1861 and remained a base for other operations along the Atlantic coast. An uncommon Yankee title from this otherwise Confederate stronghold. This is just the volume 1, number 4 issue with content including: "On G... See More
BALTIMORE NEWS-POST, May 8, 1937 The front page features a very large photo of one of the more iconic disaster photographs of the 20th century, the zeppelin Hindenburg moments after it burst into flames. The photo is captioned: "Thirty-one persons met a horrible death as the Hindenburg, Germany's proud trans-oceanic zeppelin exploded in midair at Lakehurst, N.J." The banner hea... See More
THE CHRISTIAN BANNER, Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 27, 1862
* Very rare Confederate title
This is certainly one of the more rare newspapers from this Confederate state. It began in 1848 but ceased publication in 1862. Its editor, James Hunnicut, was a minister of a Free Will 'Union' congregation, was considered to be quite eccentric. As the war neared he became an outspoken Un... See More
Dutch newsletter/pamphlet from Amsterdam, August, 1632
* Very rare 17th century publication
* Siege - capture of Maastricht
* Dutch journalist & printer Broer Jansz
A very rare news pamphlet by the famed early Broer Jansz, one of the most prolific newsmen of the 17th century. Included with this item is an extensive biography of him and his work.
Included also is a translation of this ... See More
DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Oct. 17, 1862 Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.
Among the front page articles are: "Abolition Meetings at the North" "Resolutions" "Yankee Officers Marrying Negroes" "List of Casualties in the 40th Mississippi Reg. at the Battle of Corinth, Oct. 4trh, 1862".
Pa... See More
GAZETTE, Paris, France, Feb. 26, 1641
* Earliest newspaper in your collection?
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 fi... See More
DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, July 20, 1861
* Very rare Confederate title
* First Battle of Bull Run
* Manassas, Virginia
Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered. This coastal town didn't remain Confederate for very long as it fell to General Burnside on March 14, 1862 with the Battle of New Bern. So truly &... See More
* James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth
* Tower Hill execution - beheading
The report of great significance is the rather brief, yet very historic, found on page 2 & datelined from Whitehall, July 15: "This day the late Duke of Monmouth, being attained of High Treason by Act of Parliament, was Beheaded on a scaffold for that pur
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775
* The New England Restraining Act
* Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England
* John Hancock gets married
Taking nearly one-third of the front page and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott Briti... See More
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, June 7, 1863
* General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch
* Very rare Confederate title
A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page is entirely taken up with a nice illustration of: "Genera... See More
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 14, 1779 Certainly the prime and most historic content in this issue is the terrific page 1 and 2 report concerning the famous naval battle of the Bonhomme Richard vs. the Serapis "starring" John Paul Jones.
The report is primarily a lengthy & very detailed letter--taking over one-quarter of the front page & concluding on page 2--sign... See More
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 29, 1782 The front page is mostly taken up with: "An Ordinance Ascertaining What Captures on Water Shall be Lawful". This lengthy text carries over to take close to half of page 2 & is signed in type by: John Hanson, President of Congress.
Page 3 has some optimistic hopes from London including: "Though the... See More
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from Port Royal with his account of the Battle at Stono Ferry, a failed attempt by the Americans, under General... See More
From shortly before Cornwallis would surrender at Yorktown... Benedict Arnold loots & burns New London...
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 11, 1781 The ftpg. has letter signed by: George Germain, followed by a response to the: "Commissioners for Restoring Peace" which begins: "All propositions from Great Britain for a restitution of peace, from Lord North's conciliatory plan to the above extraordinary declaration, have been ... See More
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 4, 1781
* Surrender of Cornwallis nears
* Siege of Yorktown prelude
* Revolutionary War ending close
Page 2 begins with a report from Annapolis which foreshadows the coming events at Yorktown: "The apprehensions of an invasion are at present dissipated; the fleet, supposed to be destined for Baltimore or t... See More
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 21, 1781
* Benedict Arnold compared to Judas Iscariot
* American Revolutionary War events in the South
The front page has a report concerning Benedict Arnold, with one item noting: "Judas Iscariot betrayed his master for 30 pieces of silver, but repenting of his guilt returned the money into the trea... See More
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781
* Battle of Green Spring
* James County, Virginia
* Revolutionary War
The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washin... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, January 8, 1800
* President George Washington death - funeral
The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affec... See More
STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865
* Very rare miniature broadside
* Capture of Jefferson Davis
* President of the Confederacy
A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.
The three headlines ... See More
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 26, 1865 W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his fer... See More