Catalog 342 - released for May, 2024...

Catalog 342 (for May): This latest offering of authentic newspapers is comprised of over 300 new items, a selection which includes the following noteworthy issues: a ‘Royal American Gazette’ (the first we have offered),  a ‘Tombstone Epitaph’ (the famous title from the Old West), the 1685 coronation of the King and Queen of England, a rare British newsbook from 1650, a dramatic issue on the San Francisco earthquake, a 1775 map of Boston, and more.

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Catalog 342 - released for May, 2024...

<a href="https://www.rarenewspapers.com/list?code=catalog"><b>Catalog 342</b>&nbsp;(for May)</a>: This latest offering of authentic newspapers<b> </b>is comprised of over 300 new items, a selection which includes the following <a href="https://www.rarenewspapers.com/list?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;page=&amp;q%5Bquery%5D=catnew+catprev&amp;q%5Bsearch_method%5D=Any+Words&amp;q%5Btext%5D=catnew+catprev&amp;q%5Bprice_range_start%5D=250&amp;q%5Bprice_range_end%5D=100000&amp;list_results_format=standard&amp;sort=items.price&amp;sort_direction=DESC&amp;per_page=100"><strong>noteworthy issues</strong></a>:<strong>&nbsp;a &lsquo;Royal American Gazette&rsquo; (the first we have offered),&nbsp; a &lsquo;Tombstone Epitaph&rsquo; (the famous title from the Old West), the 1685 coronation of the King and Queen of England, a rare British newsbook from 1650, a dramatic issue on the San Francisco earthquake, a 1775 map of Boston</strong>,&nbsp;and more.<br /> <br /> <strong> The following links are designed to help you explore all available items from this latest edition of our catalog:</strong><br /> <br /> <ul> <li> <strong><a href="https://www.rarenewspapers.com/list?code=abridgedcatnew">New Catalog (<u>EXCLUDING</u> wholesale lots &amp; 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687322

The first issue of this Revolutionary War title we have offered...

Item #687322

February 23, 1779

THE ROYAL AMERICAN GAZETTE, New York, February 23, 1779  This is an exceedingly rare title, in fact the very first we have offered. It was published by Alexander and James Robertson, beginning in January, 1777 and existed until some tim in 1783.

Brigham's "History & Bibliography of American Newspapers" notes that just two institutions have this date.

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704204

Billy the Kid, Pat Garett, Virgil & Wyatt Earp, Frank Stilwell, Johnny Behan...

Item #704204

August 10, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 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 this town in ... See More  

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698453

The most famous newspaper from the Old West...

Item #698453

January 06, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Tombstone, Arizona, Cochise County, January 6, 1882  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 concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture.

This issue was published less tha... See More  

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698265

Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary...

Item #698265

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
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704141

First Jewish-American appointed to a federal post...

Item #704141

June 11, 1801

THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Washington, D.C., June 11, 1801  It is reported in a brief, inconspicuous report on page 2, but its significance is considerable.

It was in 1801 when a significant stride in the recognition of Jewish Americans when President Thomas Jefferson appointed the very first Jew to a federal position by naming Reuben Etting of Baltimore as United States Marshall for Maryland. T... See More  

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698264

Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary...

Item #698264

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
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703670

Front page print shows Lincoln being assassinated...

Item #703670

April 29, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Apr. 29, 1865 



* Famous Abraham Lincoln assassination issue



This issue remains one of the most desired for this historic, tragic event, as it is one of the only newspapers which included a front page graphic showing the actual assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Over half of the front page is taken up with a very dramatic print captioned: "A... See More  

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700633

Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War: abridged version...

Item #700633
THE POLITICAL MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  Near the back is the full text of: "The Definitive Treaty between Great Britain & the United States of America, signed at Paris, the 3rd day of Sept. 1783 which consumes over two pages, and includes the signatures of John Adams, B. Franklin, and John Jay.

Further on are additional documents which were part of the treaty with... See More  

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704206

The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #704206

September 13, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 12 & 13, 1866 (3-issue set)



* "The Black Crook" opening premiere

* Very first musical theatre performance of the first ever modern day musical!

* Niblo's Garden - Broadway - New York City




A terrific and very historic trio of newspapers relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".

As Wikipedia notes: "Its signif... See More  

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691842

One of the best issues on the death of Marilyn Monroe...

Item #691842

August 06, 1962

NEW YORK MIRROR, August 6, 1962  The entire front page of this tabloid-size newspaper is taken up with one of the most desirable reports of the 1960's: "Marilyn Monroe Kills Self" with a subhead: "Found Nude in Bed...Hand On Phone...Took 40 Pills".

There is much more on her life & career inside, including many photos.

One of the more displayable newspapers of thi... See More  

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698454

From Tombstone in 1880...

Item #698454

April 08, 1880

THE WEEKLY NUGGET, Tombstone, Pima County, Arizona, April 8, 1880  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.

This rare issue was printed less than two years before this famous gunfight and is replete with advertisements with a distinctively W... See More  

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704120

Synagogues hold memorial services... Much on the assassination & funeral of Lincoln...

Item #704120

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865 



* Rare 1st-page mentions of Synagogue services

* Re: Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral

* Black mourning borders




Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel," "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogu... See More  

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677363

Delaware & Pennsylvania ratify the Constitution...

Item #677363
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1787  The first article in this issue is: "A Description of Boston".

Near the back of the issue is "Intelligence" which has the latest news reports of the day, including an historic one noting: "The deputies of the state Convention of Delaware met at Dover on Monday the third...and a House being formed, they elected Jam... See More  

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698404

Much on the exchange of prisoners in prison ships... British have evacuated the South...

Item #698404

July 17, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 17, 1781  The front page has several letters from British Lt. Col. Balfour, most dealing with discussion for an exchange of prisoners with General Greene.

This discussion carries over to page 2 where is found a letter datelined: "Torbay prison ship, Charlestown harbour, May 19, 1781" concerning men on the prison shi... See More  

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698268

From Houston during the Civil War...

Item #698268

November 09, 1864

THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, Nov. 9, 1864  Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period. Here is an issue from the midst of the war, one of the earliest war-dated issues we have offered in recent years.

The front page has over 2 columns taken up with a terrific speech given by Jefferson Davis headed: "The President's Speech at... See More  

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692511

Lengthy on Lincoln taking center stage on the debate regarding the Mexican War...

Item #692511

January 15, 1848

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., January 15, 1848  The front page page has an uncommonly lengthy report on Lincoln speaking in the House of Representatives questioning President Polk's judgement on entering and prosecuting the Mexican War.

This Lincoln report takes fully 2 1/2 columns. Portions include: "...Mr. LINCOLN, of Ill. said that without wasting the time o
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692510

Lengthy on Lincoln taking center stage on the debate regarding the Mexican War...

Item #692510

January 20, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., January 20, 1848  The back page has an uncommonly lengthy report on Lincoln speaking in the House of Representatives questioning President Polk's judgement on entering and prosecuting the Mexican War.

This Lincoln report takes fully 2 1/2 columns. Portions include: "...Mr. LINCOLN, of Ill. said that without wasting the time of the commit
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698402

Jailed for support of the Americans... No independence for America...

Item #698402

April 09, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 9, 1782  Page 2 includes: "The enemy in New York are busy in prosecuting their canal...They are also erecting a line of works on Long Island...His Excellency GENERAL WASHINGTON and his Lady arrived last Monday at Head Quarters, New-Burg, in good health."

Page 3 has a report of a London printer going to jail for his... See More  

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698331

Ulysses S. Grant clarifies his infamous "Jew Order"....

Item #698331

November 30, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 30, 1868  Page 2 has a very significant Judaica item headed: "Gen. Grant's Jew Order" "Why It Was Issued--A Statement of the Circumstances of the Case." 

This relates to Ulysses S. Grant's General Order #11 from during the Civil War, known as the infamous "Jew Order". Grant's controversial order is considered to be the m
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695785

An opportunity for a newspaper that never existed...

Item #695785

October 01, 1943

THE EDITOR'S DREAM, 'September 31" As the title of the newspaper implies, this is not a legitimate newspaper but rather a "dream" headline any publisher would love to print.

In large type is: “NAZIS QUIT ! ” “Hitler Seized in Mountain Hideout: Nazi Chiefs Nabbed“ with a photo showing Hitler behind bars. Even the date (no year noted) is not legitimate... See More  

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704118

Book on the trial of Quakers held at Philadelphia...

Item #704118

November 18, 1693

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Nov. 18, 1693



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




This was a "gentleman's" newspaper very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics done in question/answer format. Published at a time when there were no newspapers printing in the American co
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702595

Campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President... Great political cartoon for a masthead...

Item #702595

August 10, 1848

THE BATTERY, Washington, Aug. 10 1848  This was a campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President and Millard Fillmore for Vice President.

In the era before radio, television, and the internet it was not uncommon for political parties to create short-lived newspapers to support their candidate and publicize their political platform. Such newspapers were short-lived; once the elect... See More  

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702599

Campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President... Great political cartoon for a masthead...

Item #702599

September 07, 1848

THE BATTERY, Washington, Sept. 7, 1848  This was a campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President and Millard Fillmore for Vice President.

In the era before radio, television, and the internet it was not uncommon for political parties to create short-lived newspapers to support their candidate and publicize their political platform. Such newspapers were short-lived; once the elec... See More  

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698363

Great on the Thomas Sims fugitive slave case in Boston...

Item #698363

May 10, 1851

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, Boston, May 10, 1851  This was perhaps America's first successful illustrated newspaper, existing from 1851 thru 1859. It set the format for other more successful titles to emulate, most notably Frank Leslie's Illustrated (1855) and Harper's Weekly (1857). All were modeled after the British title 'London Illustrated News' whi... See More  

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698230

1791 Creating the District of Columbia...

Item #698230

February 01, 1791

THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, February, 1791  Over 3 1/2 pages are taken up with a: "Description of Cape Cod & the Country of Barnstable", continued in a future issue. Also: "Picture of Jamaica" which curiously begins: "Jamaica is the dunghill of the universe; the refuse of the whole creation...a shapeless pile of rubbish...", then it gets worse, taking... See More  

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702887

Edmund Halley (23 years old)... Significant issue on the Popish Plot...

Item #702887

April 10, 1679

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 10, 1679 


* Early mention of Edmund Halley (he was only 23 years old)
* Popish Plot (to kill King Charles II)

 
The back page has not one but two items concerning the Popish Plot in England, a contrived conspiracy to accuse Catholic leaders of plotting to kill King Charles II.
A report from Dublin notes: "A Proclamation has
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698261

Rare same-day report on the death of King George II...

Item #698261

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 gracious Sove... See More  

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703235

Yellowstone National Park - Bill passes... Quite historic!

Item #703235

February 29, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 29, 1872 



* Yellowstone becomes the 1st National Park (effective March 1st)

* Set the stage for Sequoia, Yosemite, Mount Ranier, etc.

* Challenged the Constitution re: government ownership of land




Page 4 has: "The Yellowstone Park Bill", which was passed the day prior and created the 1st National Park in the United States as well as the entire world.... See More  

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698429

Village Voice reports on the "Festival For Peace" - Janis Joplin's last public performance...

Item #698429

August 13, 1970

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, August 13, 1970  A significant newspaper on the historic "Festival For Peace" concert at Shea Stadium.

The front page has a photo of the festival, and an article/review which begins on page 40, under "RIFFS" has "DANGER: MUSIC FOR PEACE", and includes a photo of Janis Joplin. The article continues on the opposing p... See More  

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698260

Rare same-day report on the death of King George II...

Item #698260

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 gracious Sovereign... See More  

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649283

Two of the best Kennedy assassination issues to be had...

Item #649283

November 23, 1963

(2) THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Nov. 23 & 25, 1963  A terrific pair of issues on the assassination of John F. Kennedy from the city where it happened.

Note: While we do offer each of these issues as stand-alone items, purchasing them as a set will enable you to take advantage of a discounted price.

Described separately...

First, you get the November 23, 1963 edition which is a quite rare ... See More  

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704140

Edison invents the phonograph... Baseball science...

Item #704140

November 17, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 17, 1877 



* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor

* Early baseball science




A page 2 article headed: "A Wonderful Invention--Speech Capable Of Indefinite Repetition From Automatic Records" reports this about Edison's latest invention: "...The possibility is simply startling...a strip of indented paper tr
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649296

One of the best Kennedy assassination newspapers to be had...

Item #649296

November 23, 1963

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Nov. 23, 1963  A quite rare & extremely desirable newspaper with a first report on John F. Kennedy's assassination, from the city where it happened.

The two line bold banner headline proclaims: "KENNEDY SLAIN ON DALLAS STREET" with subhead: "Johnson Becomes President", plus a rather large photo of "John F. Kennedy" and a smal
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698364

One of the more fascinating publishers from the Civil War...

Item #698364

June 04, 1864

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, June 4, 1864  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 ferve... See More  

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698447

Winslow Homer print: "On The Beach at Long Branch--The Children's Hour"...

Item #698447

August 15, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 15, 1874 The front page features a print: "Scandal" with a related article.

The prime print in this issue is certainly the very nice full page by noted artist Winslow Homer, titled: "On The Beach at Long Branch--The Children's Hour". But other prints within this issue include a half page: "A Negro Fight In South America", a t... See More  

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698458

Early, short-lived colonial newspaper...

Item #698458

March 01, 1753

THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, March 1, 1753 This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates. As noted in a book published exclusively about this periodical, this was one of the most important publications of 18th century America... See More  

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649232

Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #649232
THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's  A lot of five issues of this early & decorative title with a great masthead featuring two engravings. Offered at a substantial discount. Single sheet and in good condition.

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689629

Lengthy relating to the trial of John Brown: he is sentenced to hang on December 2...

Item #689629

November 03, 1859

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 1859  Page 2 has 3 1/2 columns taken up with: "A Further Installment of Documents From Capt. Brown's Carpet-Bag" which is a long list of various documents which will be relevant during his trial.

This insurrection was an effort by abolitionist John Brown to initiate a slave revolt in Southern states by taking over the U.S.... See More  

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649249

America at war: The Great War Collection (eleven issues)...

Item #649249
THE GREAT WAR COLLECTION (11 issues) - A great opportunity for an instant collection encompassing every major "American" war from The French and Indian War through The Gulf War. You get eleven original/authentic publications (at least 9 being American newspapers), one each for:



French & Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World... See More  

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698332

Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...

Item #698332

September 20, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 20, 1862  If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do 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 Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the &qu... See More  

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698352

A boom & bust mining town in Colorado...

Item #698352

September 11, 1885

WHITE PINE CONE, White Pine, Gunnison County, Colorado, Sept. 11, 1885  An interesting newspaper from a fascinating town which went through two boom & bust periods.

White Pine
began in 1880 as a fledgling mining camp just west of the Continental Divide, boomed in the mid-1880's then went bust by 1893. But in 1930 thru 1944 corporate mining resurrected in White Pine, only to go bust ... See More  

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684973

On Joseph Smith and his failed presidential campaign in 1844...

Item #684973

June 22, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 22, 1844  It is not known by many today that Joseph Smith, leader of the Latter-Day Saints, ran for president of the United States in 1844.

After several years of harassment and persecution in Missouri and Illinois, Smith wrote to five men expected to be candidates for the presidency, asking each what he would do to protect the citizenship rights... See More  

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703969

Kissinger - 1st Jewish American Secretary of State... Jim Croce 's death...

Item #703969

September 22, 1973

THE NEWS AND OBSERVER, Raleigh, North Carolina, September 22, 1973



* Kissinger - 1st Jewish-American & 1st Naturalized Citizen to become U.S. Secretary of State

* Jim Croce dies in plane crash

                       

The front page has a three-column heading: "Kissinger Confirmed In 78-7 Senate Vote", which tells of ... See More  

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694917

Single sheet "Supplement" to the Pennsylvania Gazette...

Item #694917

August 03, 1769

SUPPLEMENT TO THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, No. 2119  (Philadelphia, Aug. 3, 1769)  This "Supplement" issue came with the Aug. 3, 1769 (date not printed here) issue of the Gazette but has since been separated. As was typically the purpose of Supplement issues, this single sheet is entirely taken up with advertisements that could not fit in the regular 4-page issue, reflecting the g... See More  

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698457

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #698457

May 14, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, (Boston), May 14, 1743  This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short ... See More  

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703666

The first state-of-the-union address to be read to Congress in Washington...

Item #703666

December 11, 1800

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 11, 1800  Page 3 has the full text of President John Adams' state of the union address and is signed in type: JOHN ADAMS.

This was the first state-of-the-union address to be given before the joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., (Washington's terms were in New York & Phila.) and the la... See More  

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692661

Nixon resigns the Presidency: reported in the Washington Post...

Item #692661

August 09, 1974

THE WASHINGTON POST, Washington, D.C., August 9, 1974  Arguably the most desired newspaper containing major political reports of the last 100 years would be the revered Washington Post. And few political events of the last century would be more significant than the resignation of a sitting President: unprecedented in the 230+ year history of the nation's highest office.

The front page fe... See More  

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704122

Abraham Lincoln the inventor - a buoying apparatus...

Item #704122

December 01, 1860

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE, New York, December 1, 1860



* Abraham Lincoln as an inventor

* Buoying vessels




Page 4 has a great article headed: "The President Elect's Mode of Buoying Vessels" which also includes a nice illustration of the device captioned: "Abraham Lincoln's Apparatus For Buoying Vessels." (see).

The text, taking most of a column, ends with... See More  

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698472

Treaty of Ghent ends of the War of 1812...

Item #698472

February 22, 1815

BOSTON PATRIOT Feb. 22, 1815  Page 2 has a very nice printing of the peace treaty which ended the War of 1812 with the complete text taking nearly three wide columns. At the end of the treaty are the signatures of the respective "Plenipotentiaries" and the concluding remarks of the President, in which he prevails upon all to "...faithfully ...observe and fulfill the said Treaty... See More  

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698262

Terrific front page print of John Heenan, the famed boxer...

Item #698262

June 02, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 2, 1860  A terrific issue on the famed boxer John Heenan, as the entire front page is taken up with a print of him captioned: "John C. Heenan, The Champion of the World".

The print was taken from a photo of him of May 3, 1860 in England, shortly after his famous match between himself and Tom Sayers.

Inside has a full page taken up wi... See More  

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