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559390

From the 1600's... World's oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #559390
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1600's (2nd rate)  An opportunity to purchase a lot of 5 issues of the oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today. All are from the late 1600's, priced due to minor imperfections causing them to be 2nd rate. A great opportunity for authentic 17th century newspapers at a fraction of their typical... See More  

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$98.00
121061

Report on Parliament, from the 1600's...

Item #121061
VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, 1692  A rare British newspaper much the size of others of the day. Fine & lengthy reporting on votes and other actions in Parliament. Nice condition & rarely offered at such a price. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date--but will have the format a... See More  

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$39.00
120350

Over 300 years old...

Item #120350
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1695. This was a fine gentleman'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. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed.

A single sheet newspaper prin... See More  

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$39.00
615807

The world's oldest continually published English language newspaper...

Item #615807
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1696  An opportunity for a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today. This issue is well over 300 years old. 

Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet, printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collection.&nb... See More  

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$28.00
180039

At a reduced price... Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #180039
THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's (2nd-rate)  A lot of 5 issues of this early title with the great masthead containing two engravings. Lightly inked or other minor problem causing them to be a bit '2nd rate'. Offered at a considerable discount. The generic photo shows what the newspaper looks like when in good condition.

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$90.00
648792

See the handsome masthead...

Item #648792

March 31, 1722

THE LONDON JOURNAL, England, March 31, 1722 



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




One of the more decorative mastheads to be found, which includes a nice view of the skyline of London along with coat-of-arms insets in the upper corners. The first letter on the front page is extremely ornate as well (see).

Filled with various news reports of the day including crime ... See More  

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$105.00
120160

Handsome display newspaper from the early 1700's...

Item #120160
THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726  A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red tax stamp on the reverse. Measures about 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.

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$48.00
648795

One of the less common early British newspapers...

Item #648795

September 30, 1727

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Sept. 30, 1727 



* Rare 18th century title

* Partial red tax stamp




A quite uncommon title containing a wide variety of news of the day A wealth of ad including five illustrated ads on the back page.

Four pages, partial red tax stamp on the front page, 9 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, minor archival mend inside, good condition.... See More  

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$46.00
648696

With a foldout map of Eastern Europe...

Item #648696
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1739 



* Foldout map of Eastern Europe

* 18th century original




Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map of Eastern Europe, showing what would seem to be portions of the Ukraine, Turkey, and the vicinity (see photos). This map measures 7 3/4 by 13 inches and is in very nice condition. This is only the second fol
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$72.00
642719

Map of Italy... Comets...

Item #642719
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1742 



* 18th century map of Italy

* Comets with diagram




Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice full page: "Map of Italy" which shows the various borders of the states at that time, including Tuscany, Naples, Ecclesiastical State, Milan, Savoy, Venice, and more (see). Also included with the maps are Corsica, Sa
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$88.00
645529

The French & Indian War...

Item #645529
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1755  Among the articles within are: "A Succinct Account of Disorders lately cured at Stockholm by Electrification..." "Origin of Chivalry from Voltaire" "A Female Impostor in France Detected" and so much more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day including... See More  

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$36.00
640774

Early mention of George Washington...

Item #640774
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1755 



* Early George Washington

* Governor Robert Dinwiddie




There are no less than two high points in this issue, the first being an article headed: "Gov. Dinwiddie's Speech to the Assembly of Virginia" in which he relates various reports from the French & Indian War, including mention of  "...general Braddock, command... See More  

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$220.00
562418

Pre-Stamp Act to just prior to the Revolutionary War...

Item #562418
(10) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England  A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary War tensions. Each 8 pages & in nice condition.   

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$80.00
653060

Northwest Passage... Admiral De Fonte's letter...

Item #653060

July 23, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1768  The front page has the conclusion of the lengthy letter from Admiral De Fonte, "giving an Account of the most material Transactions in a Journal of his from the Calo of Lima in Peru, on his Discoveries to find if there was any North-West Passage from the Atlantic Ocean into the South and Tartarian Sea," followed by considerable text. The... See More  

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$35.00
559411

Revolutionary War era lot...

Item #559411
THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five (mostly) 2nd-rate issues of this famous newspaper, one each from 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years of the Revolutionary War.  Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during this formative period in world history.  Most are 4 pages, and measure about 8 by 11 inches.

The... See More  

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$42.00
640325

Cook's voyage to the Hawaiian Islands with a related print...

Item #640325
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, May, 1785



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook death

* Third Voyage - Hawaiian Islands




This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from February, 1779 when he returned to the Hawaiian... See More  

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$177.00
648499

Create three republics, not one...

Item #648499

April 16, 1787

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, April 16, 1787  Keeping in mind that the Constitutional Convention would convene in May, page 2 has a fascinating letter headed: "A Thought For the Delegates to the Convention to be held at Philadelphia" which offers an interesting proposal: "Instead of attempting to amend the present articles of confederation...or instead of attempting one ge... See More  

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$88.00
651434

Map of Canada, Hudson Bay & other portions of North America...

Item #651434
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1790 



* Map of Canada, Hudson Bay & other portions of North America



Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice, attached fold-out map: "A Map showing the communication of the Lakes and the Rivers between Lake Superior and Slave Lake in North America." The map shows the extreme western parts of Lake Superior and "Huds... See More  

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$236.00
648583

Much on the Napoleonic Wars...

Item #648583

January 02, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 2, 1799  Page 2 has a letter addressed to: "Thomas Jefferson, Vice President of the United States" concerning being an elector for President, signed: "A Plain American". Pg. 2 also has much on the Napoleonic Wars, with: "Official Account of the Amputation of Another Limb of the French Monster" "From Gibraltar" "Buon... See More  

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648621

Duel between two military officers...

Item #648621

January 30, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  Jan. 30, 1799  Page 2 has a "Message" signed in type: John Adams, which introduces some documents concerning the situation in France. Also a report on: "A Duel" fought between Majors Cushing and Lewis, with details.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, light foxing, good condition.

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$38.00
632724

The Napoleonic War... Recruitment ad for joining the military...

Item #632724

June 26, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 26, 1799  The front page has an interesting: "Valuable Nautical Invention" noting: "A new Sea Log has lately been invented by Messrs. Chester & Calvin Gould for which they have received Letters Patent..." with details. Inside has much on the Napoleonic Wars, including: "From Buonaparte in Egypt" and a:... See More  

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180083

From Thomas Jefferson's administration...

Item #180083
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, 1807-1809  A lot of 10 issues of this popular title from the "Hub City". All have the subscriber's name written in the margin above the masthead, some minor edge tears, a few scattered stains, and occasional foxing, but overall quite nice.

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$99.00
638145

Much reporting on the War of 1812 with an emphasis on naval matters...

Item #638145

March 18, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 18, 1815  Inside has a letter from Henry Dearborn to a member of the Senate, followed by: "Navy of the United States" which is a letter from the Secretary of the Navy to a committee of congress, signed in type: B. W. Crowninshield. There is also a lengthy letter signed: James Monroe.

Further on are "War Events" which takes over... See More  

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$31.00
180042

Newspapers with a treasure-trove of political reporting...

Item #180042
(20) NILES' REGISTER, Baltimore, 1820's - 1830's  A lot of 20 different issues within the noted date range, all complete and each containing 16 pages.

Niles Register was a very famous, small-size newspaper which excellent political reporting--not surprising given its proximity to Washington, D.C.--in addition to carrying a wealth of news events from across the country. It pub
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$78.00
648666

Mourning for the death of King George III's son...

Item #648666

January 29, 1820

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 29, 1820  The front page is black-bordered for the death of the 4th son of King George III. The ftpg. begins with: "Orders for the Court's going into mourning on the Sunday next...for His late Royal Highness the Duke of Kent & Strathern, fourth son of His Majesty...The Ladies to wear black bombazines...The gentlemen to wear black cloth..." w... See More  

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$45.00
648555

Missouropolis to be the state capital?

Item #648555

August 29, 1820

NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Aug. 29, 1820  Page 3 has a report on the Constitution of the State of Missouri, beginning: "The important instrument, the Constitution, was finished on the 17th of July, engrossed on parchment the next day, and was to be signed in the afternoon of the same day. Of particular interest is mention that the document was ordered to be print... See More  

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$29.00
648189

English language newspaper from Belgium...

Item #648189

February 03, 1829

THE TELEGRAPH, Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 3, 1829  Although from Belgium this is totally in the English language, published "...daily at the English Library, Rue Royale". Two black tax stamps in the masthead.

Four pages, 10 1/2 by 14 inches, nice condition.

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$29.00
647594

Lafayette... Indian Treaty at Green Bay...

Item #647594

October 16, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1830 



* Much on Lafayette

* Treaty with the Winnebago Indians

* James Madison




The front page has an article: "Lafayette" which tells of his kindness to America. Inside has more with an article headed: "General Lafayette" which includes two letters each signed by him in type: Lafayette concerning troubles in France and... See More  

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638135

Davy Crockett speaks in Congress...

Item #638135

March 01, 1834

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 1, 1834  As was typical with this newspaper, there is much reporting from Congress. Coverage from the "House of Representatives" includes some talk by Davy Crockett, reading in part: "Mr. Crockett said: Sir, as I am the only person from Tennessee in this house who am opposed to the administration, I hope I may get a few words in, t... See More  

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$38.00
648180

Early 19th century newspaper from Switzerland...

Item #648180

May 29, 1834

ALLGEMEINE SCHWEIZER-ZEITUNG, Bern, Switzerland, May 29, 1834  The title translates to "General Swiss Newspaper". Rarely do we find early 19th century Swiss newspapers.

Four pages, totally in German, 9 by 10 3/4 inches, nice condition.

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$25.00
648469

One of the earliest newspaper mentions of Lincoln to be had...

Item #648469

August 12, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 12, 1837



* Very early mention of Abraham Lincoln

* Early Mormon & Joseph Smith mention




An inside page has a report headed "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state legislature, with an inconspicuous--yet very significant--listing of "Lincoln" in the "negative" column of those who voted on a specific r... See More  

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$210.00
652810

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Edgar Allan Poe within same ad...

Item #652810

February 24, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 24, 1842  Although quite inconspicuous, page 3 shows under the contents of Graham's Magazine, "German Writers, by H. W. Longfellow," and "To One Departed, by Edgar A. Poe." It's nice to have the works of two renowned writers in the same advertisement.

Other news of the day along with period advertising is found throughout.

Complete in 4 page... See More  

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$65.00
652811

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow sails for Havre, France...

Item #652811

April 28, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 24, 1842  Although quite inconspicuous, page 3 shows "Passengers Sailed... Havre... Ship Villa de Lyon... Professor Longfellow, Cambridge". We believe this to be H. W. Longfellow, and the destination to be Le Havre, France.

Other news of the day along with period advertising is found throughout. See images for details.

Complete in 4 pages; nice condition.... See More  

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$45.00
645756

"Governor" Dorr and the Dorr Rebellion...

Item #645756

May 14, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1842 



* Dorr Rebellion - Rhode Island arsenal attack



Page 5 has news headed: "Rhode Island" which is consumed for information on the Dorr Rebellion, including an address by the rival governor Thomas Dorr, prefaced with: "The revolutionary legislature passed an act for the registration of votes throughout the state; an act r... See More  

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$36.00
648787

Latest news on military events in the Mexican War...

Item #648787

October 24, 1846

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 24, 1846  The ftpg. has: "The War In Mexico" which has 4 paragraphs of reports including; "The original plan of operations in Mexico has been lately modified...it was supposed that the Mexicans would make no show of opposition to the invasion...Now appears that Gen. Wood is to join Gen. Taylor at Saltillo...General Patterson, with a large force, is ... See More  

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$35.00
648516

Early from the capital of Florida... The Mexican War...

Item #648516

April 10, 1847

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, April 10, 1847 



* Rare pre-Civil War title

* Mexican War




A nice & rare opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida. Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. This issue has some very notable Mexican War content on pages 2 & 3, the first headed: "GLO... See More  

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$78.00
648547

Two terrific letters from the early days of the California Gold Rush...

Item #648547

September 28, 1848

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1848 



* California gold rush 

* Early - pre-49ers




Page 3 has a lengthy article: "The Gold Region of California" which is from the very early period of the Gold Rush. It is mostly taken up with two letters from the gold fields, introduced with: "It would seem from late accounts that California is afflicted with some rich ... See More  

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648503

Early from the capital of Florida... The Gold Rush in California...

Item #648503

April 14, 1849

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, April 14, 1849 



* Early California gold rush report

* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida




Page 3 has: "Interesting From California" which takes over a full column with various news items from the gold region. Some bits include: "...The whole of Lower California was deserted by the men who had gone North to the placer. When Mr. ... See More  

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$91.00
648533

Reports from the California Gold Rush......

Item #648533

September 19, 1849

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 19, 1849 



* California gold rush



This title has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day.  Page 3 has several reports from the gold rush region headed: "Latest From California" (see). Page one has an update in the missionary efforts to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands and various Native American Indian t... See More  

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$57.00
180000

An instant collection...

Item #180000
(50) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 50 issues, with at least 10 different titles, dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition--not a damaged lot.  No pulpish newspapers!  A great value.  If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 10 folders for this lot.

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$112.00
559650

19th century 2nd rate issues (not damaged)...

Item #559650
(50) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT (2nd rate - not damaged) of 50 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896.  All are in 2nd rate condition (none damaged) with at least 7 different titles. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, more than normal foxing and wear, but will not have missing pages, cut-outs, etc.  A great lot for a dealer or someone wishing to begin a collection ... See More  

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$60.00
559606

Westward expansion... Decorative masthead...

Item #559606
OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, 1850-1856  A lot of four issues in mixed condition, all with a great masthead and with at least some westward-expansion themed reporting and/or advertising.  One of the more decorative mastheads  of the era.  Four pages, some fold wear, edge tears, etc.  All issues are complete and are offered at a significant discount over their single issue pri... See More  

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$49.00
648611

Australia's gold fields...

Item #648611

January 08, 1853

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Jan. 8, 1853



* Early gold mining print



Half the ftpg: "View Of The Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow, N.Y." Half page: "Off To The Diggins--Scene Illustrating The Gold Fields Of Australia" Nearly a halfpg: "View Of The City Of Providence" plus slightly smaller illus. of the Arcade, Railroad Depot, & Market Square, all in Prov... See More  

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$38.00
652801

Harriet Beecher Stowe takes England by storm - original London reports..

Item #652801

April 30, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England (3-issue set): April 30, May 14, & June 25, 1853 



* Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Harriet Beecher Stowe, takes London by storm

* Illustrations include her portrait and an award given to honor her accomplishment




The first publication of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," by Harriet Beecher Stowe, initially release in America, occur... See More  

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$175.00
648526

Jewish newspaper from Poland...

Item #648526

January 01, 1861

JUTRZENKA, Warsaw, Poland, 1861  A rare & early Jewish newspaper from Poland, the title translates to "Morning Star". This rare newspaper lasted only three years, and reflects the trends among the Jewish intelligentsia at that time. Measures 8-1/4 by 10-1/2 inches, has 6 pages, in nice condition.

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$86.00
648536

History is about to be made...

Item #648536

March 29, 1861

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 29, 1861 



* From the origin of the Civil War just prior to the outbreak



South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just two weeks after the date of this issue.

The front page has: "United States Army & Navy News&q... See More  

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$144.00
180049

A great value... At a lesser price...

Item #180049
(10) The CIVIL WAR:  a lot of 10 issues, all non-New York titles from during the Civil War and all have war reports.  A great set for a reseller or anyone interested in authentic Civil War newspapers at a discounted price. All are in average or better condition.

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$65.00
648507

Battle of Roanoke Island, from the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #648507

February 12, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 12, 1862 



* Battle of Roanoke Island, North Carolina

* From the capital of the Confederacy




The front page is taken up with ads, reports from Europe--including "The American Crisis In England"-- and "How The North Regards the News From Europe".

Among the topics on the page 2 editorial is the finances of the North, the editor n... See More  

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$94.00
653034

President Lincoln repeals General Hunter's order (no. 11), which had emancipated slaves...

Item #653034

May 20, 1862

THE NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 20, 1862  Page one has, "Gen. Hunter's Emancipation Order," followed by, "Proclamation by the President declaring it to be null and void," which includes Hunter's original order, and President Abraham Lincoln's response. This was the controversial situation where Hunter pronounced slaves free in Florida, Georgia & South Carol... See More  

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$175.00
652426

Detailed review of Les Misérables...

First printing of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Chiefly About War Matters"...

Item #652426
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), July, 1863 



* Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Chiefly About War Matters"

* an original, contemporary printing - 1st appearance

signed with the pen name "A Peaceable Man"

* same year review of Victor Hugo's, "Les Misérables"




When one thinks of Nathaniel Hawthorne, most minds are rightfully immediately drawn to his mas... See More  

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$300.00
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