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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
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 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
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
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
April 28, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1865 A very historic issue with the front page, first column heads: "BOOTH'S END" "The Shooting of the Assassin of the President" "The Flight and Desperate Resistance" "He is Traced Through the Swamps of Maryland and Virginia and Burned Out of a Barn" "He Refuses to Surrender and is Shot" "The Body In Washi... See More
March 6, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, March 6, 1865 Page 4 headlines at the top of last column about the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln include: "INAUGURATION" "Our Report of the Second Installation of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States" "Scenes at the White House in the Streets and at the Capital" "Washington, March 4, 1861, and Washington, Mar... See More
January 29, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 29, 1863 The front page. has a large map headed: "THE FRENCH IN MEXICO. Operations of the French Army--The Route of the Troops from Vera Cruz to the Mexican Capital" with related front page heads as well.
There are also front page Civil War reports including: "Rebel Army Under General Joe Johnston Marching to Vicksburg" "Vicksburg & Port Hu... See More
Item #664965THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791 The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2 pages; "The Remarkable Duel" "Fem... See More
September 13, 1866
NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 12 & 13, 1866 A terrific and very historic trio of newspapers relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".
As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance is being considered the first piece of musical theater that conforms to the modern notion of a "book musical". The book is by Charles M. Barras, an American playwright. The ... See More
March 18, 1865
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1865 A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
The front page has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which includes: "Benefit of Mr. John McCullogh, This Saturday Evening March 18, 1865 Mr. John Wilkes Booth has kindly volunt... See More
January 11, 1901
THE HOUSTON DAILY POST, Texas, January 11, 1901
If ever there was a single newspaper which heralded the birth of the oil industry in America, this is it.
Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth... See More
July 17, 1886
THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 17, 1886 Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by over ten years. This is the volume one, number 37 issue of this title.
The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day, being four pages of small folio size (meas... See More
May 13, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1876 This is an exceedingly significant newspaper on the founding of the Impressionist movement in art.
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... See More
January 28, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778 This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.
Only to be found in a Loyalist newspaper, the entire front page is t... See More
January 20, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1776 Nearly two-thirds of the front page are taken up with a terrific consideration of the troubles between England & the colonies titled: "Extracts from the Sentiments of a Foreigner on the Disputes of Great Britain & America".... See More
A few bits include: "...Can they so far betray those rights which are so dear to them as
A few bits include: "...Can they so far betray those rights which are so dear to them as
September 2, 1965
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Sept. 2, 1965 The front page features a photo of Bob Dylan captioned: "Dylan Stirred Up Forrest Hills". Also on the ftpg, & concluding inside, is a detailed account of the Dylan's very notable & controversial performance at Forest Hills of just 5 days earlier. Portions include: "...teenage throng was bitterly divided between New York eq... See More
February 20, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER with the "Supplement To Volume XV", Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 20, 1819 Certainly the best content in this issue is in the lengthy "Supplement" to the volume, with an article headed: "Legislature Of Maryland - The Jew Bill--From A Correspondent" which takes nearly four pages.
As a bit of history, In 1776 Maryland's constitution saf... See More
March 20, 1969
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York A six issue set of issues containing the entire series of six articles on the life & career of Bob Dylan. The dates are March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1969.
All are authored by Toby Thompson when he traveled to Dylan's hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota. Each of the articles have a subtitle: "A Good Family Boy" "Join the Elvis Rebellion&... See More
The Nova Constellatio coin, made for the American colonies... Settling Australia as a penal colony...
Item #664331THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1786 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.
This was one of the earlier colonial coins, ordered by Gouverneur Morris & minted in Bir... See More
November 19, 1692
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 19, 1692
* Rare 17th century publication
* Early optician, John Marshall ad
One of just four 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,... See More
January 18, 1665
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)
* One of the earliest & rarest of newspapers to be had
This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxfor... See More
October 18, 1862
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, October 18, 1862
* Cavalry commander Turner Ashby
* Very rare Confederate publication
A very rare publication from the Confederacy, only a few issues of which having come into our inventory over the past 35 years. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page is dominated by a n... See More
October 30, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the somewhat rare four page foldout of the Statue Of Liberty. Of the many Supplement issues which appeared in Harper's Weekly over its 60 years, this--in our opinion--is the very best.
This large print measures 44 x 15 1/2 inches and shows New York Harbor with a closeup of the newly dedicated St... See More
December 8, 1781
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781
* Treaty of Peace
* Lord Cornwallis capitulation
* General George Washington
* Revolutionary War closing events
The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...".
But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATI... See More
November 9, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1776
* Great Fire of New York (1776)
* American Revolutionary War
This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
The front page has a report noting in part: "During the time that General Howe lay at Turtle bay he ... See More
February 14, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
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, one of which is for the printi... See More
July 13, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795 A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.
Taking all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9,
concluding in the issue of the 13th taking all of the ftpg. and a bit of pg. ... See More
March 19, 1782
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 19, 1782 Half of the front page is taken up with: "An Anecdote - American Patriotism and Fortitude Exemplified" which gives a story concerning General Burgoyne's actions in New England.
Half of page 2 is taken up with the conclusion of a letter from: "Common Sense" which is a response too the King of... See More
News from the closing moments of the war... Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and others...
February 12, 1782
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 12, 1782
* American Revolutionary War closing events
* George Washington & Thomas Jefferson
The inside pages have various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, including: "...nothing but the utter destruction of the Carolinas was talked of by the ministry & their creatures; but since the French have bl... See More
July 10, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 10, 1781
* Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina
* General Daniel Morgan victory
* American Revolutionary War
The front page begins with a letter: "To the Virtuous American Yeomanry", which is supportive of the cause to support the American effort. Bits include: "...You cannot...expect such an effect as the... See More
April 16, 1865
SUNDAY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic)
* It is BEST to have reports from the city where an event occurred.
As might be imagined newspapers from Washington reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are exceedingly scarce and exceedingly desirable. Although newspapers from New York & Philadelphia remain among the most so... See More
November 22, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1849 At the bottom of page 3 is a very notable report concerning one of the Three Witnesses of the Mormon Church, with a small head: "A Mormon Apostle".
This is concerning Martin Harris: "...who was concerned with Joe Smith in originally proclaiming the Mormon faith. He wrote the book of Mormon from Joe Smith's dict... See More
October 16, 1881
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881
* Best Old West title to be had
* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept th... See More
October 13, 1862
THE COUNTRYMAN, Turnwold, Putnam County, Georgia, Oct. 13, 1862 A fascinating little newspaper which perhaps is most famous for being the only newspaper published on a Southern plantation. It was published by Joseph A. Turner on his plantation named “Turnwold" some 9 miles from Eatonton. He used the “Countryman” to voice his pro-Confederate views as a staunch advocate ... See More
Item #640614GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1789 Certainly the most significant---and very historic--report in this issue is the account under the heading "America" of George Washington being elected the first President of the United States. The full text can be seen in the photos, however portions include: "The 4th of March, being the day appointed by the ordinance of Con... See More
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