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April 4, 1882
FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachusetts, April 4, 1882
* Jesse James assassination
* Robert & Charles Ford
* St. Joseph, Missouri
Page two contains a significant report of the shooting of noted outlaw Jesse James by two former James Gang members, Charles and Robert Ford. The report is headed: "Jesse James Killed" and reads in part: "...from St. Joseph says: &... See More
December 23, 1775
PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that: "...pursue every measure which the Congress may recommend to them a... See More
April 21, 1865
CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, April 21, 1865
* Post death report of a speech given by President Lincoln
* Coverage of his
An early issue of this newspaper under Yankee control, as Sherman occupied this significant Confederate city on February 18. This is "new series" volume 1, number 48.
The front page has: "Our Victories" "Important Speech of Preside... See More
October 28, 1871
ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, A.T. (Arizona Territory), October 28, 1871
* Very rare title
A very early & rare title from Southern Arizona, published 41 years before Arizona would become a state. Our records indicate this is the earliest date of this title we have offered in memory, the previous earliest dated 1874.
Inside has: "The Apache War" "Colyer's Canad... See More
July 4, 1863
THE DAILY CITIZEN, Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2 (4), 1863 A fascinating newspaper and arguably the most famous of any newspaper printed on Confederate soil, not just for being printed on the back of wallpaper (many others were as well) but because of the circumstances which surrounded the creation of this issue.
This newspaper was edited and published by J. M. Swords. As the Union siege o... See More
January 26, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1791
* re. Creating Washington D.C.
* President George Washington
Page 2 has "A Proclamation" issued by the President of the United States designating the exact location of the "permanent seat of Government".
The Proclamation, which takes a full column, states in part: "...And I do hereby declare.... See More
January 6, 1780
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1780 A famous title that has very ornate lettering and an engraving of a ship in the masthead. Notable content includes, on the ftpg: "A Third ESSAY on FREE TRADE and FINANCES , humbly offered to the consideration of the Public. By a CITIZEN OF Philadelphia". It continues on pg. 2 and is to be concluded in a futur... See More
January 19, 1780
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 19, 1780
* American Revolutionary War
* Rare single sheet issue
Most of the front page is taken up with a document concerning relations between Holland and England. The back page has a document from D. Diego Joseph Navarro, governor of Cuba., regarding declaring war against Great Britain (see). The back page also has an item from Congress conce... See More
December 22, 1635
GAZETTE, Paris, France, December 22, 1635
* Earliest newspaper in your collection?
This title 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. All the text is in French with the first letter in the title containing embellishments (see). An ornate letter begins the... See More
September 13, 1783
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1783
* Rare title w/ great masthead
* re. End of the Revolutionary War
The photo shows one of the more decorative and larger engravings to be found in an 18th century American newspaper, making this a very nice issue for display.
The front page has a few bits with oblique references to the end of the Revolu... See More
March 22, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777 The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into some or one of the neighbouring states...this Convent... See More
January 7, 1863
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 7, 1863
* Very rare Confederate title
This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South. Note that this "Memphis" newspaper was published in Jackson, Mississippi, and also that this is labeled the: "Army Edition" which we have not seen in other issues of this title we have offered. See th... See More
Item #666255THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762
* Very early Southern America map w/ West Indies
Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day... See More
Item #666240GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, for the year 1776
* Battle of Long Island w/ map
* American Revolutionary War
* General William Howe victory
A very nice "Supplement" issue to this popular magazine from during the Revolutionary War.
This 28 page magazine features a great & lengthy account of the Battle of New York signed in type by: W. Howe which take... See More
May 12, 1701
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A part of very significant issues which are best kept together, dated May 12 and May 26, 1701. Sold individually for a combined total of $21,250, we offer a special price for the pair:
May 12, 1701 One of the best issues of all of this title we have offered, as page 2 contains a report on the trial & sentence of the pirate Captain Kidd.
Datelined May 10, ... See More
January 1, 1780
BICKERSTAFF'S BOSTON ALMANACK for the year 1780. Pgae 2 still has the very desired print: "View of the British Fortress at Stoney-Point, Stormed and Carried by a party of te Light Corps of the American Army, under the command of Gen. WAYNE, on the morning of the 16th of July last." Four locations are noted in the key at the bottom. Very rare to find period maps of the Revolutio... See More
February 21, 1693
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 21, 1693 This was a fine gentlemen's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format.
The back page has an advertisement for the 2nd edition of a book: "The late TRYALS of Several WITCHES ... See More
July 18, 1941
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, a trio of issues for May 16, July 17 and 18, 1941
* The sports page of May 16 has a report on the game with the Chicago White Sox, noting a 13-1 defeat, but also including the box score which shows Joe DiMaggio had a hit. Also a neat subhead noting: "Joe Singles", likely because Joe is from San Francisco.
Who would have know this game would be the b... See More
February 22, 1772
THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE; AND COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Feb. 22, 1772 The handsome masthead features an intricate engraving of the Royal cost-of-arms.
Varied content within, including a report noting: "...been problematical whether tea drinking out to be encouraged among us...". A report from Williamsburg mentions creating a canal between the James and York Rivers. Another item... See More
October 22, 1863
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, Oct. 22, 1863 This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.
The ftpg. contains several war related reports including ite... See More
Item #662841GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, by N. Scull & G. Heap" which shows the street grid of Philadelphia plus the various towns, roads, streams & rivers in the greater Phila. vicinity. The map measures 12 3/4 by 14 inches and is in uncommonly ... See More
April 20, 1861
DAILY APPEAL EXTRA, Memphis, Tennessee, April 20, 1861 An extremely scarce item, being a broadside edition (printed on one side only) of a newspaper from early in the Confederacy from a city which was only "Confederate" until the battle of Memphis, June 6, 1862, after which it was in Yankee control.
The front has a very nice graphic devise at the top of the first column showing a ... See More
March 31, 1865
MISSISSIPPI FREE TRADER, Jackson, Mississippi, March 31, 1865. A quite rare Confederate newspaper from very late in the Confederacy. Text on the front page and back page verify this is as Confederate newspaper and not Union occupation.
A ftpg. item headed: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT!" includes: "...the forces of the enemy, consists of Sherman's and Schofield's combined commands...&q... See More
January 18, 1853
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 18, 1853 The front page has a report "From Washington" which includes, in part, some details of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on his account.
Part of the subhead notes: "...Recovery of a... See More
December 19, 1782
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782 A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.
Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arrived from New York had...a long conference with h... See More
November 27, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781 This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.
Although the formal letter from Cornwallis announcing the surrender would appear in the next issue, that issue dated Nov. ... See More
November 14, 1780
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 14, 1780 All of the front page is taken up with reports on the Revolutionary War including most of the first column being a letter datelined: "New York, Oct. 12" and signed in type: H. Clinton.
This letter deals with the Andre/Arnold treason plot and includes in part: "...I had the honour of informing your Lordship that the American Major Gen... See More
April 19, 1906
THE CALL-CHRONICLE-EXAMINER, San Francisco, California, April 19, 1906 This newspaper is destined to be--if not already--one of the premiere issues of the early 20th century.
See the photos for the great headlines and reports found on the front page.
Due to the destruction of the presses in San Francisco, these three separate & competing newspapers combined under one masthead for this ... 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 Swam[ps of Maryland and Virginia and Burned Out of a Barn" "He Refuses to Surrender and is Shot" "The Body In Wash... See More
April 27, 1685
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685 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 preface reading: "This day being the Festival of St. George, the Coronation of their sacred Ma... See More
January 31, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Jan. 31, 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.
The front page is filled with ads including one for the sale of &... See More
November 25, 1775
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for."
Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by William Franklin, governor of New Jers... See More
May 25, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 25, 1776 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 is taken up with the conclusion of the "Constitution of South Carolina". A page 2 article begins: "George Merchant, a private...rifleman from Vi... See More
July 8, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1848 The top of page 2 has the very historic report of the official end of the Mexican War, beginning with: "A Proclamation" "Whereas a treaty of peace, friendship, limits, & settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican republic was concluded and signed at the city of Guadalupe Hidalgo..." followed b... See More
September 11, 1875
NEW YORK SATURDAY JOURNAL, Sept. 11, 1875 The front page is dominated by a very large image of: "Hon. William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)", along with the beginning of a story by him titled: "Deadly-Eye, the Unknown Scout, by Buffalo Bill, the Celebrated Scout, Guide, and Hunter-Author." The story takes most of page 2 and is continued in a later issue.
Some crude repairs to t... See More
November 30, 1862
DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 30, 1862 Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.
Among the front page items are: "The Expedition for the Opening of the Mississippi River" "A Strong Appeal" with hopes of getting England to support the Confederacy; "The Valley of the Mississippi" and more.
Inside includes... See More
December 7, 1641
NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 28, 1641
* Earliest newspaper in your collection?
The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Th&eac... See More
The Nova Constellatio coin, made for the American colonies... Settling Australia as a penal colony...
Item #662380THE 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
October 4, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 4, 1666
* The Great London Fire period coverage
* Among the earliest newspapers to be had
One of the greatest calamities and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666. Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publish... See More
May 21, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 21, 1789
* George Washington's presidential election victory
An inside page has a very historic report, noting the election of George Washington as the very first President of the United States.
The full report can be seen in the photos, however portions include: "A letter from New York...says, 'That the Federal Congress was convened...w... See More
November 5, 1776
ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Nov. 5, 1776
* American Revolutionary War
* New York City captured
* General William Howe
This is a very significant issue, as most of the front page is taken up with reports on the historic capture of New York City by the British, beginning with the report from the noted: "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of Nov. 4 which includes the l... See More
August 1, 1776
"A Map of the Present Seat of War in North America" A very nice map which records show appeared in the "Westminster Magazine", London, the August, 1776 issue.
The map measures 8 by 10 inches and shows from Northern Florida to Newfoundland and west to the Missouri River. A very detailed map from during the midst of the Revolutionary War.
Bit close-trimmed at the bottom m... See More
April 4, 1865
EVENING WHIG, Richmond, Virginia, April 4, 1865 A terrific issue, being what we believe to be just the second issue published under Yankee control since the fall of the Confederate capital. Although not printed on the issue sources note this is vol. 1, no. 2 under Yankee control, with April 4 being the first. I can find no record of an April 5 issue being published & Gregory does not sho... See More
January 14, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
* Battle of Bennington & much more
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... See More
July 27, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776
* Battle of the Cedars
* Invasion of Canada campaign
* John Hancock & George Washington
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. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the De... See More
November 11, 1775
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775
* American Revolutionary War at the beginning
* Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley
* General George Washington bounty
Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susqu... See More
July 26, 1881
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, July 26, 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... See More
November 3, 1862
DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 3, 1862 Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.
Among the front page has a number of Acts and documents from the Confederacy, most concerning the on-going Civil War. One is: "An Act to Encourage the Manufacture of Clothing and Shoes for the Army" and a lengthy: "Act to Better Provide for... See More
May 13, 1762
THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762
* Rare Colonial Massachusetts
* St. Augustine, Florida
This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704.
The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forc... See More
July 10, 1863
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
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