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Item #654917GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May 1773 Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the great article: "Some Account of Phillis, a Learned Negro Girl" which is a letter to the publisher stating: "Proposals have just been published for printing by subscription, some poems written by Phillis, a negro servant of Mr. Wheatley, of Boston, in New England, the following a... See More
Item #654915THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775 A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.
Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Entrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops... See More
April 13, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, April 13, 1775 This is by John Pinkney, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. Purdie and Dixon published a paper of this title, and then a third title which began in early 1775 was begun by Alexander Purdie after leaving the paper mentioned above. T... See More
December 22, 1774
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, December 22, 1774 This newspaper was published by John Pinkney, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. Pinkney continued this title which just months prior was published by Virginia's first woman printer, Clementina Rind, noting in the masthead: ... See More
July 7, 1863
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 7, 1863 This is a terrific issue on one of the most significant battles of the entire Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg. This issue was published just at its completion when it was established that the Yankees had succeeded in defeating the Confederates and causing them to retreat towards the South, never to threaten the Union forces in the North again. It was a tu... See More
July 21, 1735
THE NEW-YORK WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 21, 1735
* Earliest of American newspapers to be had
This is the very rare & early newspaper printed by John Peter Zenger who, just 8 months earlier was arrested for the critical comments he made in his newspaper about a decision made by the British Governor of New York, William Cosby. The result was a famous libel case in which Zenger was acquitte... See More
December 11, 1665
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 11, 1665 The best content is the great Judaica item on the back page, being a report datelined Harlem and noting: "It is now about 3 months since the Jews gave out that near 600000 men were arrived at Mecha professing themselves to be of the lost Tribes. Since which it is affirmed that a new Prophet is arisen in Jerusalem, who finding no credit th... See More
March 12, 1959
HONOLULU STAR BULLETIN, Hawaii, March 12, 1959 (a complete issue)
* Best Hawaii statehood issue
* Terrific for display
This would be "the" displayable issue to own recognizing Hawaii becoming the 50th state of the Union.
The huge banner headline across the top of the front page--in red ink--reads: "STATEHOOD" with an 8 1/2 by 6 inch color print of an American flag... See More
December 16, 1881
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, December 16, 1881
* re. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
* Wyatt, Virgil & Morgan Earp acquitted
Page 7 contains a nice report concerning the now iconic "gunfight at the O.K. Corral", from just a day after the conclusion of the trial of the Earps ended in their acquittal.
The article headed: "The Atchison & Topeka-Sonora railroad-... See More
November 10, 1872
BLADE EXTRA! Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. A terrific broadside, long & narrow, reporting on the horrible destruction of the Great Boston Fire of 1872. As was typical of news extras rushed to streets, there is no formal name at the top (there was a "Blade" in Toledo, Ohio) nor is the year printed. Obviously the locals who consumed the "Extra" knew the name of the issuing newspap... See More
April 15, 1865
CLEVELAND MORNING LEADER, Ohio, April 15, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth
* Early report - while he was still alive
The top of the front page has dramatic one column heads: "ASSASSINATION!" "Of PRESIDENT LINCOLN!!!" "He is Shot Through the Head While in the Theater" "Wound Pronounced Mortal!" ... See More
May 22, 1927
THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 22, 1927
* 1st report on Lindbergh's famous flight
* He lands in Paris, France
As uneventful as it seems today, Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927 made him the sensation of the decade. Newspapers around the world heralded his accomplishment and in France, where he landed, he was lauded as a hero. Th... See More
November 21, 1863
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 21, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery
It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable Civil War newspaper. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this famous title by Horace Greeley, a Lincoln supporter, and this issue makes for one of the be... See More
April 30, 1886
THE DAILY TOMBSTONE, Pima County, Arizona, April 30, '86 (1886)
* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame
* Rare advertisement of the famed livery stable
This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang. I would almost suggest that this titl... See More
December 4, 1881
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, Dec. 4, 1881 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 this town in popular culture. This issue was printed just five weeks after the famou... See More
May 15, 1735
THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1735/6 The double year reflects the two calendars in use at the time. My today's calendar the year is 1736.
As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1736. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the... See More
December 30, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871 The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.
Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to the 'Heathens' of America." Other unrela... See More
January 4, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1873 Certainly the most notable print is the great doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast captioned: "The Same Old Christmas Story Over Again" showing two kids sleeping amongst their dreams. Santa Claus with his bag of toys is here as well.
There are many other prints in the issue but they pale in comparison to this great centerfold. A... See More
March 24, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 24, 1862 The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 3 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, War of 1812 hero, and credited for abolishing the disciplinary procedure of flogging.
Among the war-related column heads inside are: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "ANOTHER ... See More
August 25, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 25, 1862 On page 4 is one of the more famous letters from Abraham Lincoln, being his reply to Horace Greeley's editorial of August 20, "A Prayer of Twenty Millions", which urged emancipation. Lincoln replies in his letter with his famous quote: "My paramount object...is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could... See More
March 5, 1841
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1841 Perhaps the best newspaper to be had on the inauguration of William Henry Harrison as the nation's ninth President, this being the premier newspaper from the nation's capital.
Most of page 2 is taken up with: "THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS of Gen. William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841, On entering Upon the Duties of th... See More
November 28, 1863
ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Nov. 28, 1863 This is the volume one, number 14 issue of this military newspaper with subtitle: "Gazette Of The Regular And Volunteer Forces" as printed in the masthead.
Certainly the most significant content is that found on page 5 under the heading: "The Gettysburg Cemetery" which has some particulars of the dedication of it. Included i... See More
April 27, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, April 27, 1789 Pages 2 and 3 have much reporting on the earliest days of the federal congress (first sat on April 6). At the end of their work of April 25 was preparation for the inauguration of George Washington, just 3 days away from the date of this issue. Text includes: "...laid before the house a report agreed to by the committee of both houses appoi... See More
August 9, 1851
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, August 9, 1851 Page 5 contains what is perhaps the earliest print of the yacht named "America" (fully constructed) to be found, accompanying an article headed: "Arrival of the American Clipper Yacht 'America' of the New York Yacht Club". The article provides much detail on the yacht, beneath which is a print of it captioned: &... See More
July 3, 1863
RICHMOND ENQUIRER, Virginia, July 3, 1863 Not only a nice Confederate newspaper but one from the capital of the Confederacy. And one of the less common titles as well.
Most of the front page first column is taken up with: "Confederates In Pennsylvania" and "Harrisburg News". The former includes: "General Lee's army has occupied, without resistance, the flourishi... See More
Item #652813THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772 Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew the Proper Spot for a Settlement on the Mississippi." The map shows much detail (see) and includes a nice inset of a "Plan for a ... See More
July 1, 1768
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1768 Page 2 has "Interesting Advices from America" with a Boston report beginning: "Last Friday fe'nnight the officers of the customers made a seizure of a sloop belonging to John Hancock..." with more (see photos), followed by other reports of troubles in America.
On an inside page is an article titled: "Suprizing Pro... See More
April 4, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 4, 1865 First column heads on the front page about the fall of Richmond: "GRANT" "Richmond Ours" "Weitzel Entered the Rebel Capital Yesterday Morning" "Many Guns Captured" "Our Troops Received with Enthusiasm" "The City On Fire" "Petersburg Evacuated" "Lee and His Army in Full Flight" &q... See More
October 25, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at his palace at Kensington, his Sacred Majesty our most graciou... See More
September 10, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 10, 1785
* United States trade w/ China begins
* Empress of China (ship)
* Samuel Shaw
An extremely notable issue on trade with China which began in 1784. Page 2 begins with a lengthy letter signed in type by Samuel Shaw, and is prefaced with: "The following is a letter to Mr. Jay from Mr. Shaw who went in the ship ... See More
November 29, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 29, 1794
* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
Over half of pg. 2 & a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with Washington's: "Address" to Congress, being his state-of-the-union address, signed by him in script type: Go. Washington. This offers a great overview of the events of 1794.
The ftpg. has 2 items regarding relation... See More
September 24, 1862
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 1862
* Very rare Confederate title
* Publisher on the run
* Battle of Antietam
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 Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankee... See More
October 17, 1679
DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Oct. 17, 1679 A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.
Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to America to continue his printing trade... See More
August 17, 1969
DAILY NEWS, New York City, August 17, 1969 If there were a collection of newspapers which defined the counterculture movement of the 1960's, this issue must be among them. The Woodstock Music Festival, late summer of 1969, brought the turbulent decade of the '60's to a close. Rolling Stone magazine listed it as one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock & roll. Th... See More
December 28, 1864
THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 28, 1864
* Fall of Savannah GA Georgia
* General William T. Sherman
* In a rare Confederate title
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 C... See More
June 1, 1854
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., June 1, 1854
* Anthony Burns "slave preacher" case
* Kansas-Nebraska Act - slavery
pages 2 and 4 have a great deal of reporting on the discussion is Congress concerning the Kansas-Nebraska Act. It was signed into law on May 30, 1854, the day prior to this issue.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act was an 1854 bill that mandated “popular soverei... See More
Item #652006THE POST-BOY, London, May 16, 1713
* Peace of Utrecht - treaty
* War of the Spanish Succession
This issue begins with: "The TREATY of Peace Between his Most Christian Majesty and his Royal Highness of SAVOY, Concluded at Utrecht, April 11, 1713.
This was one of the treaties of Utrecht. The Treaty of Utrecht was an historic agreement among various European powers, with France bei... See More
July 4, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
* Most historic battle of the Civil War
* Great reporting - one of the best to be had
The top portion of the first column on the front page is taken up with some great & very historic heads on the Battle of Gettysburg, including: "REBEL INVASION" "The Fighting At Gettysburg" "The Severest... See More
March 5, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1857
* President James Buchanan
* Inauguration - inaugural address
* Best title to be had (rare as such)
A terrific issue in which to find the inauguration and inaugural address of President James Buchanan. Almost the entirety of the first two columns on page 3 are taken up with the: "Inaugural Address". If is preface... See More
February 21, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, February 21, 1863
* Very rare Confederate publication
* Southern version of Harper's Weekly
* General James Longstreet print
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. This was the Confederacy's... See More
April 29, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865
* Famous Abraham Lincoln assassination issue
* John Wilkes Booth front page
The front page has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.
Inside text articles are entitled "Abraham Lincoln", "President John... See More
October 30, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886 Although you get the entire 16 page issue, it is the "large foldout "Supplement" issue which is more highly prized.
Of the many foldout Supplements in Harper's Weekly, this one--unquestionably, in my opinion--ranks as the very best. It is also one of the most desirable.
The Supplement is a four page foldout measuring 44 x 1... See More
January 3, 1863
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., January 3, 1863 Page 2 contains the Emancipation Proclamation, from the city where it was issued.
The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation which changed the federal legal status of more than 3.5 million enslaved African Americans in the designated areas of the South from slave to free. As soon as a slave escaped the ... See More
July 17, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 17, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg
* Eyewitness account
Not only is this a nice Civil War newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.
The front page has various war-related content, including items headed: "The News" and a lengthier report: "Spies In The South" and other related items, but certainly the p... See More
July 5, 1863
DAILY DISPATCH---EXTRA, Richmond, Virginia, July 5, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg
* Very rare Confederate title
* Capital of the Confederacy
A great rarity: a Confederate broadside "Extra" reporting on the first two days of the historic Battle of Gettysburg. As the word "broadside" is defined, this is a single sheet printed on the front side only.
The heads at the ... See More
November 28, 1863
ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Nov. 28, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery
* In a Civil War military themed publication
This is the volume one, number 14 issue of this military newspaper with subtitle: "Gazette Of The Regular And Volunteer Forces" as printed in the masthead.
Certainly the most significant content is that found o... See More
Item #651687THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), September, 1867
* Francis Miles Finch
* The Blue and the Gray
* 1st printing (nationally)
This literary magazine contains the *first nationally distributed printing of the famous Civil War themed poem by Francis Miles Finch, "The Blue and the Gray." The preface to the poem is a quote from the New York Tribune, providing context: "The wo... See More
Item #651435THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790
* Mutiny on the Bounty
* Captain William Bligh
Near the back of this issue is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty. The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at Sea, which for their Si... See More
October 20, 1871
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Illinois, Oct. 20, 1871
* The great Chicago Fire
* Rare report on O'Leary's barn
* Best title to be had ? - rare
Just 10 days after the Great Chicago Fire which burned over 3 square miles of the city from Oct. 8-10, the Tribune put out this issue using a rotary press sent from Baltimore, and type sent from Cincinnati.
The ftpg. begins with reports ... See More
Item #650864THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December, 1781 Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to...George Germain..." dated at New York, Nov. 13, 1781, which has: "In my last dispatch...my fears r... See More
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