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674694

Rare 19h century women's suffrage newspaper...

Item #674694

September 25, 1880

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Sept. 25, 1880 



* Rare publication

* Women's suffrage




Rare women's suffrage paper founded in 1870, produced by--among others--Lucy Stone, Alice Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary Livermore. Published: "...to the interests of Woman, to her educational, industrial, legal & political Equality, & especially to her right of Suffrage&qu... See More  

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674690

Print of two Indians on the front page...

Item #674690

February 23, 1850

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 23, 1850  The front page has a print: "An Indian Duel" which is from "Frost's 'Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians' " with a related article.

Four pages, very large size, several folds with minor wear at the margins & folds. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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674688

River Side Park, New York... General Grant's burial place...

Item #674688

August 08, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 8, 1885  The prime feature of this issue is the front page illustration: "RIVERSIDE PARK, NEW YORK - THE BURIAL PLACE OF GENERAL GRANT". Inside illustrations include: "DAVENPORTS MAGIC LANTERN", "SURGERY FOR PIANO-FORTE PLAYERS", "THE RIGHT WHALE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC" and more.

Complete in 16 pages, in very good c... See More  

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674687

Early artist view of the Blackwell's Island Bridge...

Item #674687

May 08, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, May 8, 1897  The prime feature of this issue is the front page artist's rending of the planned: "THE NEW YORK AND LONG ISLAND BRIDGE AT BLACKWELL'S ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY" (aka, 59th Street Bridge or Queensboro Bridge). Additional topics and illustrations include: "A BICYLCE BRIDGE AT TACOMA, WASHINGTON", "THE NAVAL PARADE AT THE ... See More  

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674683

Large illustration of an early Gatling Gun...

Item #674683

April 13, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 13, 1878  The prime content within this issue is: "THE GATLING GUN IN A MAN-OF-WAR'S TOP". Also present are: "MASON'S OUTRIGGER HOIST", "CLEMINSON'S FLEXIBLE WHEEL BASE SYSTEM",  "STEAM POWER MOLDING MACHINE", and more.

Other illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions and improvements o... See More  

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674682

Early typewriter...

The Harlem River bridge (Washington Bridge)... The Calligraph...

Item #674682

March 06, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 6, 1886  The front page has the 2nd and 1st place prize designs for the Harlem River Bridge at 181st Street (now Washington Bridge): "DESIGN FOR BRIDGE ACROSS HARLEM RIVER AT 181ST STREET, NEW YORK CITY LOOKING SOUTH - FIRST PRIZE" and "DESIGN FOR HARLEM RIVER BRIDGE LOOKING NORTH-SECOND PRIZE". Quite displayable.

Also noteworthy is a ... See More  

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674681

On Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence...

Item #674681

July 17, 1811

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 17, 1811  The front page has an article headed: "Mr. Jefferson" which seems to refute the idea that he was the sole author of the Declaration of Independence.

Four pages, nice condition.

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674680

New bridge at Troy, New York...

Item #674680

December 04, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 4, 1875  This issue contains several articles and illustrations from the latest inventions of the day. These include: a front page illustration "BRIDGE OVER THE HUDSON AT TROY, N.Y. and inside illustrations, "WORKING STEEP GRADIENTS BY LOCOMOTIVES" , "ENGLISH AND AMERICAN IRONCLADS" and "THE BRAYTON OIL ENGINE". 

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674679

How Brigham Young gained his wealth...

Item #674679

December 19, 1854

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1854  The bottom of the ftpg. has: "The Mormon Governor" which begins with: "Brigham Young must be a spirit-rapper if we are to believe his statement as to how he gained wealth..." followed by the text of Young's lecture at the Tabernacle.

Four pages, nice condition.

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674678

The making of steel - 1875... An early diving bell...

Item #674678

November 06, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 6, 1875  An inside page is comprised of two large illustrations related to the making of steel. Quite displayable.

Also present is the front page illustration of the: "TAYLOR & CO'S STEAM CRANE" and inside illustrations and content related to: "The Psycho Mystery", "Diving Bell and Grapnel", "Kafer and De... See More  

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674677

Visit of the Sioux Indian chiefs...

Item #674677

June 14, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, June 14, 1875  The full ftpg. has a patriotic political cartoon featuring Uncle Sam & Miss Liberty as well as the bald eagle: "A Sad Case of Constitutional Coat" drawn by the famed A. B. Frost.

Inside has a nearly half page print of: "The Visit of the Black Hills Braves---Portraits of the Leading Sioux Chiefs". Other prints as well.

Eight... See More  

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674676

A New Car Washing Machine...

Item #674676

July 24, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 24, 1875  This issue has several illustrations and articles related to the latest inventions of the day. Including: inside page illustration(s) headed: "THE EARL OF CAITHNESS' CAR-WASHING MACHINE", "MEMBERS OF THE FINCH FAMILY", and "TWEDDLE'S HYDRAULIC RIVETING MACHINE.

Also present are several interesting ads from the day... See More  

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674675

With a portrait of the "original" Siamese twins...

Item #674675

February 01, 1854

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, February, 1854  Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

The back page has a print of: "The Siamese Twins" with an article: "Chang And Eng - Th... See More  

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674674

Early (1855) sewing machine...

Item #674674

December 01, 1855

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 1, 1855  This issue contains several illustrations and articles related to the latest inventions of the day. These illustrations include: "Cowperthwaite's Patent Sewing Machine", "Sawing A Log By Its Own Weight", "Combined Weather Strip and Lock" and more. See images for details.

Complete in 8 pages, some corner f... See More  

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674673

New for firemen...Railroad News...

Item #674673

September 20, 1851

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 20, 1851  This issue contains several illustrations from the latest inventions of the day. These illustrations include, front and back page illustrations titled "The Fire Annihilator" and "Barnhill's Patent Seed Planter"

The inside pages have never been cut and show an interesting illustration of the "Patent Office Depa... See More  

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674672

Two eye-witness accounts of the Great Chicago Fire...

Item #674672

October 29, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 29, 1871  The top of the middle column has: "LETTER FROM CHICAGO" "Desciption of the Fire by an Eye-Witness--A Graphic Account--After the Fire--The Future--A Hopeful Outlook". This is followed by another letter with column heads.

The text concerning the historic Chicago Fire takes 2 1/3 columns.

Four pages, 12 by 18 inches, discret... See More  

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674671

Trial of Capt. Wirz for the Andersonville Prison horrors...

Item #674671

September 09, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 9, 1865  The front page has: "Trial Of Capt. Wirz" "He Petitions the Court to be Allowed Spiritual Advisers" "The Court Refers to Letter to the War Department" "Andersonville Correspondence of the Rebel War Office" "Letters from Capt. Wirz and Gen. John H. Winder" "Cumulative Evidence of Rebel Barbarity".

Capta... See More  

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674642

Spirit photography fraud trial.... ghosts...

Item #674642

April 24, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1869



* Spirit photography - ghosts

* William H. Mumler fraud trial




Page 7 has an article with much testimony headed: "SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY" "Marshal Tooker's Ghostly Raid" "Prospero Mumler and His Gentile Ariel in Court" and more. (See) Text takes up almost 3 full columns.

Complete with 12 pages, minor margin wear, generally ni... See More  

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674639

Death Of William Seward In 1872....

Item #674639

October 14, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 14, 1872



* William H. Seward death

* U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln




The front page has a few reports regarding the death of William H. Seward under the headings: "Mr. Seward's Death" "A Tribute To The Dead Statesman" "Honors At Syracuse" "Preparing For the Funeral?" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete ... See More  

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674631

Death of Mormon patriarch "Uncle John" Smith... Nativism in Catholic Church...

Item #674631

July 14, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 14, 1854



*  Death of Mormon Patriarch "Uncle John" Smith



Near the bottom of the last column on the front page is an article headed: "Death of the Patriarch, John Smith" being a descriptive article on the death of "Uncle John" Smith, the uncle of Mormon founder Joseph Smith. 

He was the leader of the Latter-Day Saints in Utah... See More  

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674605

A periodical for spiritualists...

Item #674605

August 20, 1886

THE MEDIUM AND DAYBREAK, London, August 20, 1886 



* Ghosts - mediums - spectre - apparition - spooks



A fascinating & unusual newspaper subtitled: "A Weekly Journal Devoted to the History, Phenomena, Philosophy & Teachings of Spiritualism" as noted in the masthead. Items include: "Spiritualism And Its Opponents" "Materializations, spirit-Voices, Lights, P... See More  

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674582

Ulysses S. Grant is re-elected..

Item #674582

November 06, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 6, 1872 



* Ulysses S. Great elected president



Page 3 has nice one column headings that include: "THE BATTLE WON" "ANOTHER APPOMATTOX!" "Disastrous Rout of the Liberals" "GRANT RE-ELECTED" and more with elections numbers.

Twelve pages, large piece torn away at the upper right corner of the 1st leaf (pages 1 &
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674580

Jeffries wins the heavyweight title... front page illustration

Item #674580

June 10, 1899

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn., June 10, 1899 



* James Jeffries wins heavyweight boxing title

* w/ illustration - vs. Robert Fitzsimmons



The top of page 3 has one column headings: "JEFFRIES IS CHAMPION" "Easily Defeats Fitzsimmons In The Great Battle" and more with illustration of Jeffries. Also round by round coverage.

Complete with 8 pages, light even toning, 2 larg... See More  

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674569

The Hudson River tunnel...

Item #674569

September 07, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 7, 1889  This issue has much invention news and illustrations including FRONT page illustration(s) headed: "THE HUDSON RIVER TUNNEL AND THE WORK IN PROGRESS UPON IT". Other articles of interest include " Elias Loomis", "Work at the Heading of Tunnel and View of Pilot", and "The Boynton Bicycle Locomotive." There ... See More  

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674568

Kansas Tornado..

Item #674568

July 05, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 5, 1879  This issue contains several articles and illustrations from the latest inventions of the day. These inventions include: "Collen's Pneumatic Clock", "M Jamin's Electrical Lamp" and "Luedtge's Telephone."

This issue also has a front page illustration of a Kansas Tornado as well as several interesting ads on ... See More  

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674567

Commodore George Dewey... Navy Yard...

Item #674567

May 14, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 14, 189  This issue shows a front page photo of Commodore George Dewey and "A Characteristics Group At The Brooklyn Navy Yard". There are also several interesting inventions of the day including: "The Winton Motor Carriage" , "The Naples Zoological Building" and many interesting ads.

Complete issue. Good condition. See photos f... See More  

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674565

"Miss Irene" by Joel Chandler Harris... Teddy Roosevelt on Oliver Cromwell...

Item #674565

February 01, 1899

SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, Feb, May - July, Sept - Oct., 1899  Offered is an original printing of: "THE CHRONICLES OF AUNT MINERVY ANN", written by Joel Chandler Harris and illustrated by A.B. Frost as originally printed for Scribner's Magazine.  This series of short stories are contained within 6 months of Scribner's Monthly.  

Complete, dis... See More  

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674556

Graphic presentation of Garfield's funeral in a "hometown" newspaper...

Item #674556

September 24, 1881

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, September 24, 1881  See the photos for one of the more graphic presentations of a presidential funeral. Perhaps not surprisingly because Garfield was from Cuyahoga County, the county of Cleveland, making this essentially his "hometown" newspaper.

The first column has some nice  heads as well including: "COMING HOME" "From the Scene of... See More  

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674548

Joel Chandler Harris story... "ANANIAS"...

Item #674548
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, April, 1888  Starting on page 699 is: "ANANIAS", a story by Joel Chandler Harris, the author of the Uncle Remus stories. 

Also, on page 669 is a poem by William Wordsworth, known as a founder of the English Romantic Period, titled: "THE SHEPHERD, LOOKING EASTWARD, SOFTLY SAID".

Complete in more than 150+ pages, disbo... See More  

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674547

The founding of the American Bible Society... John Jacob Astor named director...

Item #674547

May 15, 1816

NEW-YORK SPECTATOR, May 15, 1816  The front page has: "American Bible Society" which begins: "It is with much pleasure we announce, that the Convention of Delegates from the numerous Bible Societies in the United States...have after long and mature deliberation formed an institution, entitled 'The American Bible Society'... The leading feature of the constitution limits... See More  

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674545

Burning of the Quarantine Hospital.... The slave ship Echo...

Item #674545

September 03, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1858  The front page is almost entirely taken up with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases. First column heads included: "THE STATEN ISLAND ARSON "Full Details of the Burning of the Quarantine Buildings" "Boasts of the Incendiaries" "The U... See More  

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674544

Working towards California joining the Union...

Item #674544

August 03, 1850

NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 3, 1850  Page five reports on: "The California Bill in the House" noting in part: "...After the expiration of the morning hour spent on Resolutions, the House went into Committee, and by a vote of 86 to 83, decided to go on with the California bill...Now there is just one way to put the California bill through, and that is to sit the question out i... See More  

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674543

Ship Pacific sued... Polk's funeral...

Item #674543

July 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1849  Page 3 has a report "Ship Pacific" concerning a law suit for an over-sold ship to California. Also pg. 2 has a report on the: "Funeral Ceremonies" for President James K. Polk.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, minor foxing, good condition.

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674541

"The Colonel's 'Nigger Dog'" by Joel Chandler Harris...

Item #674541

December 01, 1895

SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, December, 1895  Beginning on page 722 is an original printing of:  "THE COLONEL's 'NIGGER DOG'", by Joel Chandler Harris, written for Scribner's Magazine. The entire short story begins

Other articles, poetry, illustrations, etc. from the era are found throughout, including "THE KINETOSCOPE OF TIME", by Brander Matthew... See More  

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674539

"Miss Irene" by Joel Chandler Harris... Teddy Roosevelt on Oliver Cromwell...

Item #674539

February 01, 1900

SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, February, 1900  Offered is an original printing of:  "MISS IRENE", by Joel Chandler Harris, written for Scribner's Magazine.

Other articles, poetry, illustrations, etc. from the era are found throughout, including part II of "OLIVER CROMWELL", by Theodore Roosevelt.

Complete, disbound without wrappers, and is in overall good con... See More  

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674537

Very beginning of the American Antiquarian Society...

Item #674537

November 26, 1812

BOSTON GAZETTE, Nov. 26, 1812  Page 2 has a very significant news report headed: "American Antiquarian Society" which begins: "This Society was incorporated by an Act of the Legislature of this Commonwealth, passed October 22d, 1812. It's object is to collect and preserve the most authentic ancient documents & memorials..." with more. Also noted is that Isaiah Thom... See More  

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674532

John D. Lee & the Mountain Meadow Massacre: a pair of issues...

Item #674532

March 23, 1877

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, a pair of issues dated March 23 and 24, 1877  The March 23 issue has a small, inconspicuous item near the bottom of the front page: "John D. Lee, the Mormons who is to be executed to-day for the murder of emigrants at Mountain Meadows in 1857, has made a full confession, acknowledging his guilt."

The March 24 issue has near the top of the front ... See More  

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674523

Edison & the beginning of the motion picture industry...

Item #674523

May 20, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893  The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry.

The articles takes over a full column & a portion includes: "...the duration of each image is one-ninety-second of a second, and the entire strip ... See More  

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674522

Edison & the beginning of the motion picture industry...

Item #674522

May 20, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893  The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry.

The articles takes over a full column & a portion includes: "...the duration of each image is one-ninety-second of a second, and the entire strip ... See More  

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674520

Early view of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada...

Item #674520

January 12, 1856

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 12, 1856  There are several nice military-themed prints inside, but some of the better prints are; "The Hon. Sir Allan MacNab, Prime Minster of Canada" and a nice half page view of: "Hamilton, Canada West, From the Mountain" and a great full page print: "Bear Hunting In Sweden".

Complete in 24 pages, great condition.

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674519

Details on the capture of Jeff. Davis...

Item #674519

May 24, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1865  Half of the first column on the front page is taken up with great heads on the parade of returning Civil War soldiers, including: "THE REVIEW" "The Grand Army of the Potomac Marching Through Pennsylvania Ave." "The Great Military Pageant of the Age" "The Honors To The Brave" and much more.

Page 5 has: "JEFF DAVIS&quo... See More  

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674518

Severe penalty for use of a bowie knife...

Item #674518

September 16, 1837

NILE'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington D.C., Sept. 16, 1837  On the third page under "Use Of Bowie Knives" is the text of an "act" passed by the legislature of Alabama. The first section of the act states that: "...if any person carrying any knife or weapon, known as Bowie knives...on a sudden recounter, shall cut or stab another with such knife, by reason of which ... See More  

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674514

Great scenes of Yellowstone National Park...

Item #674514

August 11, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 11, 1883  The full front page is a great & scenic print captioned: "Scenes In The American Wonderland - The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone." Inside has another full page with 4 images of: "The American Wonderland--Scenes in the Yellowstone National Park" which includes Yellowstone Lake, the giant geyser in action, etc., p... See More  

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674513

Early, detailed letter from San Diego...

Item #674513

April 24, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1847  Much reporting on the Mexican War, plus the front page has: "Late From California" which is a lengthy letter from San Diego reading more like a travelogue than a military report, although there is mention of a battle with the Mexicans.

Also on the ftpg: "Letter From Gen. Taylor" and "Santa Anna's Dispositi... See More  

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674512

Players returning from the war strengthen "the national game"...

Item #674512

June 29, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1865  The back page has: "Base Ball A Grand Match At Hoboken--The Mutual Club In The Field--The Second Contest For The Championship--An Immense Assemblage Of Spectators--The Finest Played Game Of The Season, Etc." This is a nice summary of a game between the Empire and Mutuals clubs, that begins: "The national game of ball of America has received an im... See More  

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674511

"A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus" in 3 parts... 1881...

Item #674511

June 01, 1881

(3) SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, for June, July & August of 1881  Offered is an original printing of:  "A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus", by Joel Chandler Harris, split over three volumes (June-August, 1881). To the best of our knowledge, this was written for Scribner's Magazine.

Other articles, poetry, etc. from the era are found throughout.

This three-issue set is... See More  

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$175.00
674509

1866 Veto of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill...

Item #674509

February 20, 1866

THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Mass., February 20, 1866 



* Freedmen's Bureau Bill

* Andrew Johnson veto message




The top of page 2 has one column headings: "Veto By The President" "No Signature For The Freedmen's Bureau Bill" "Able And Powerful Argument" and more. (see) Message takes up about 2 1/2 columns and is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.

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674508

Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848"...

Item #674508
SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, May, 1881  Starting on page 89 and continuing on to page 106 is "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848", by Ralph Waldo Emerson. In many ways it serves as a eulogistic tribute to his great friend. Only portions of this lengthy article are provided in the images, but hopefully enough is present for one to capture Emerson's heart.

Additional... See More  

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$98.00
674506

Brigham Young's 1874 United Order of Enoch....

Item #674506

May 26, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 26, 1874



* Mormons President Brigham Young

* United Order of Enoch - Mormonism

* Latter Day Saint movement




The top of page 4 has one column headings that include: "UTAH" "Brigham Young's New Revelation" "The Order Of Enoch" "The Prophet Proposes to Reduce the People to Serfdom" "Mormonism Rudely Shaken" and mor... See More  

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674505

Susan B. Anthony found guilty of voting...

Item #674505

June 19, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1873 



* Susan B. Anthony found guilty of voting (1st report)

* Women's suffrage - Woman's rights advocate




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "WOMAN SUFFRAGE" "Trial of Miss Anthony for Illegal Voting--Opinion of Judge Hunt--Verdict of Guilty Rendered" (see). The reporting takes up over 2 full columns. Unfortunately there ... See More  

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