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674280

Official patents list... Submarine drilling machine...

Item #674280

June 19, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 19, 1869  An inside pg. has the "Official List of Patents Issued by the United States Patent Office" which a includes: "90,646.--Electrographic Vote Recorder.--Tho. A. Edison (assignor to himself and Dewitt C. Roberts), Boston Mass." This device allowed a legislator to register a "yes" or "no" vote by turning a switch... See More  

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674279

Child toy hoop...

Item #674279

December 21, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 21, 1867  This  issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following prints: STEAM GENERATOR AND ENGINE - PILOT HOOP - CARPET STRETCHER - TOOL REST & much more.

Also present are the patents and claims as well as advertisements.

Complete in 16 pages. Slight centerfold but otherwise good condition.... See More  

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674278

Brewing Ale in the 1870's...

Item #674278

March 15, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1879  The front page has 3 illus: "The Brewing Of Ale", the largest shows "Racking Off Vats", plus an article about P. Ballantine & Sons Brewery (Albany N.Y.), which continues inside and has another illus: "The Mash Tub And Malting Kilns".

Other articles and illustrations of interest include: "Palmer's Washer... See More  

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674276

Marias Massacre...

Item #674276

March 11, 1870

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 11, 1870



* Marias Massacre

* Piegan Blackfeet Indians

* Colonel Eugene Baker




The bottom of the front page has a one column heading: "The Pigean Massacre" with subheads. See images for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, generally in very nice condition.

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674275

The Brother Jonathan disaster... The Atlantic Cable...

Item #674275

August 28, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, NY, August 28, 1865  The front page has a wonderful graphic of the Atlantic Cable showing the proposed terminus, and more. Also included are additional front page details regarding the Brother Jonathan disaster. Headlines include: "THE CABLE" "Further Particulars of the Loss" "Mr. Russell's Journal" "A Trip to Newfoundland" "T... See More  

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674272

Early oil powered tricycle...

Item #674272

February 14, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 14, 1891  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day including: THE PETROLEUM MOTOR TRICYCLE IN OPERATION, PORTABLE PARLOR FOUNTAIN AND FLOWER STAND, and much more! There are also several interesting advertisements present. 

Complete in 16 pages, good condition.

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674271

Thomas Edison Electricity From Fuel...

Item #674271

August 27, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN August 27, 1887. This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: EDISON'S ELECTRICAL DISCOVERIES - HORSE COLLAR - ODOMETER - WATER WHEEL & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well. 

Complete in 16 pages, archivally repaired at... See More  

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674270

Early typewriter device...

Item #674270

May 11, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 11, 1889  The front page features The Grand Scenery of Oregon. This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: INKING RIBBON SPOOL FOR TYPE WRITERS - VEHICLE STEP - OPERA GLASSES - CULTIVATOR and much more. 

Complete in 16 pages with a few minor edge tears, otherwise is in good condition.... See More  

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674269

Early typewriter device...

Item #674269

May 11, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 11, 1889  The front page features The Grand Scenery of Oregon. This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: INKING RIBBON SPOOL FOR TYPE WRITERS - VEHICLE STEP - OPERA GLASSES - CULTIVATOR and much more. 

Complete in 16 pages with a few minor edge tears, otherwise is in good condition.... See More  

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674268

Mc'Donald's Adjustable Bicycle...

Item #674268

April 24, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 24, 1869  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day including: THE ROPER IMPROVED CALORIC ENGINE, FARMER'S HAND DUMPING BARROW, MC'DONALDS ADJUSTABLE BICYCLE and more. This issue also contains several advertisements.

Complete in 16 pages, centerfold and slight staining on the front page. See pho... See More  

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674267

The Early Bicycle...

Item #674267

February 20, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, February 20, 1869. This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following prints: STEAM PUMPS - BYCYCLE - BRICK PRESS - WRENCH & Much More. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the normal things we use today were just being invented.

Complete in 16 pages, good condition with a very slight centerfold.... See More  

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674266

Unusual Velocipedes...

Item #674266

March 06, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, March 6, 1869. This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following prints: PULPING MACHINE - HEADSTALL - UNICYCLE - VELOCIPEDES - PRESSURE BLOWER - PORTABLE FENCE & Much More. There are also several interesting advertisements. 

Complete in 16 pages. good condition with a few tears throughout. See photos for details on conditi... See More  

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674265

The Paris International Exhibition...

Item #674265

July 13, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, July 13, 1878 This title was a totally separate, stand-alone publication from the more well-known SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.  The front page shows an illustration of "THE PARIS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION- THE SOUTH AMERICAN PAVILIION. Inside has several illustrations and descriptions found at the exhibition including: TANK LOCOMOTIVE, STONE-DRESSING MACH... See More  

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674264

Early Fire Escape...

Item #674264

October 11, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN October 11, 1879. This issue  contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: ROSSET'S CLOCK - DRAG SAW - FIRE ESCAPE LADDER - WEIGHING SCALES & Much More. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the normal things we use today were just being invented. The 1870's was consider... See More  

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674263

Beer Cooler From 1875...The Printing Telegraph

Item #674263

September 04, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York,  September 4, 1875  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions from inventions of the day including: POWER PUNCH AND SHEARING MACHINE, CIRCULAR COMPASS, BOHART'S BEER COOLER and much more! 

Other articles of interest are: "EDWARD DAVID HUGHES", patents and interesting advertisements. 

Complete in 16 pages, good cond... See More  

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674262

Bicycle Brake...Steam Boiler...

Item #674262

May 01, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN May 1, 1869. This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: STEAM BOILER - KEROSENE LAMP - BRAKE BICYCLE & Much More. Very interesting advertisements as well.

Complete in 16 pages, good condition with a slight centerfold.

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674260

Short-lived title from a Texas town with a rich history...

Item #674260

February 26, 1892

VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, Feb. 26, 1892 



* Rare Southwestern title

* Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note)



A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early histo... See More  

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674258

Mrs. Poe in a lead role... Edgar Allan Poe's mother...

Item #674258

October 05, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, Oct. 5, 1807.
 
* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ad
 
On page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a listing for a play called "KING LEAR, And His Three Daughters", with Mrs. Poe as "Cordelia" (misprinted as Cornelia, the youngest daughter of King Lear. This was the mother of Edgar Allan Poe, the famous author and
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674256

Carnegie Music Hall...

Item #674256

April 09, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, N.Y., April 9, 1892 This issue has a front page full photo titled "APPARATUS USE FOR ILLISTRATING "A TRIP TO THE MOON," CARNEGIE MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK" Other illustrations and articles of interest regard inventions of the day include: THE LOVEL DIAMOND SAFETY BIKE, ROPE TRACTION WHEEL, and many advertisements. 

Complete in 16 pages, some foxing and mar... See More  

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674255

Cigar Making...

Item #674255

November 30, 1872

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 30, 1872  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of inventions of the day including: CIGAR MAKING, HAY STACKING APPARATUS and more. 

Other illustrations and articles of interest include: "THE AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, DC.", "TRANSMISSION OF MOTION" and several advertisements. 

Complete in 16... See More  

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674252
Item #674252

June 12, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 12, 1880  The front page of this issue contains a full page illustration with the following head: "THE NORWALK IRON WORKS COMPANY, MANUFACTURERS OF AIR COMPRESSORS, STEAM PUMPS AND ENGINES" This issue also contains several illustrations and articles from the inventions of the day including: Electric Light Apparatus, Binocular Telescope, Steam Engi... See More  

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674250

The Nicaragua Canal...

Item #674250

February 18, 1899

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 18, 1899  This issue has several articles and descriptions from inventions of the day including the following: THE PROPOSED NICARAGUA CANAL, THE TINKHAM GASOLINE MOTOR TRICYCLE, and more. Other articles of interest include: "Bird's Eye View of the Proposed Nicaragua Canal", "Repairing the Keel of a Battleship" and many advertisem... See More  

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674249

East River Bridge in New York...

Item #674249

September 12, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 12, 1896  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the inventions of the day including the following: NEW EAST RIVER BRIDGE CONNECTING NEW YOURK AND BROOKLYN, A NEW SWISS BICYLE, STEAM ENGINE, PORTABLE ELECTRIC RAIL SAWING MACHINE, and more! 

Other articles of interest include: "Steamer Concordia injured by collision wit... See More  

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674248

Hudson River tunnel...

Item #674248

June 04, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 4, 1881  This issue contains the following illustrations and descriptions of  the things we use today on a regular basis that were just being invented back then. This particular issue has on the front page: "THE HUDSON RIVER TUNNEL - SHOWING PILOT TUNNEL AND BRACING". Inside the issue has the following inventions: NOVEL BELT CLASP, HAND CAR, ... See More  

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674247

The distilling stern...The owl parrot...

Item #674247

March 18, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 18, 1876  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the following inventions of the day: DAYTON'S MACHINE, DISTILLING STERN, CLOTH-FOLDING MACHINE, THE OWL PARROT, and more. There are also several advertisements for items we use today that were just being invented.

Complete in 16 pages. The front page has a centerfold and other sta... See More  

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674246

The Dumping cart...Wood Worker...

Item #674246

February 19, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 19, 1876  This issue contains illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: Dumping Cart - Variety Wood Worker - Bolt Cutter - Sewer Ga Trap & Much More (see). Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the normal things we use today were just being invented.

C... See More  

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674245

Early fire escape ladder...Railroad car brake...

Item #674245

July 14, 1860

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 14, 1860  This issue contains illustrations and/or photos of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: THE IMPROVED FIRE ESCAPE, HOT AIR BATH, RAILROAD CAR BRAKE, and more! Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the normal things we use today were just being invented.

Complete in 16 pages. Some... See More  

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674244

Printing press...Suspension bridge...

Item #674244

December 07, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 7, 1867  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: SUSPENSION BRIDGE - PRINTING PRESS - HAY RAKE - CANE STRIPPER - LETTER SCALE. Accompanied by several illustrations including an impressive front page photo of the suspension bridge across the Niagara.

Complete in 16 pages, good condition.... See More  

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674243

Life saving raft...Patents...

Item #674243

September 17, 1859

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 17, 1859  This issues contains the following prints, articles and/or ads: Mack's Life-Saving RaftParce's Hoisting Crane, Hooper's Improved Steam Boiler,  Horn's Improved Sugar-Cane Crusher. Hunter's Broadcast Seeding Machine. 

It also contains a lengthy article with the head "Patent Claims"

Compl... See More  

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674241

Fire escape... Speed indicator...

Item #674241

October 27, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 27, 1877  This contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: AUTOMATIC FIRE ESCAPE - DREDGING APPARATUS - SPEED INDICATOR - ELECTRICAL MACHINES & more, including related text.

Complete in 16 pages, good condition.

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674224

Five American newspapers: 1803-1809...

Item #674224

June 12, 1805

(5) Five very early 19th century American newspapers: United States' Gazette, Dec. 7, 1809; Massachusetts Spy, May 25, 1808; Boston Gazette, May 2, 1805; Independent Chronicle, Nov. 16, 1807; and New York Herald, Dec. 3, 1803. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More  

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674219

Preparing for the Statue of Liberty... Oklahoma Boomers...

Item #674219

May 16, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 16, 1885  The front page is a montage of prints concerning the trial of Richard Short for the assault on Capt. Phelan.

Inside has a very dramatic print of: "The Tenement House Fire...A Father's Desperate Resort--Four Children Thrown from a 3rd Story Window". Another fullpg. shows a reunion of Union & Confederates solders in ... See More  

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674216

United States Post Office...

Item #674216

April 18, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 18, 1896  The ftpg. shows: "Letter Canceling Machines in the U.S. Post Office, New York City" with a related article as well. 

Page 3 has a report on the 1896 Olympic Games, the first held after being abolished 15 centuries ago. Various prints of: "Gas Machine for Industrial & Domestic Uses" and various other prints &... See More  

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674179

From 1850 Greensboro, 11 years before the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #674179

April 26, 1851

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, April 26, 1851



* Rare Antebellum publication



Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

A typical newspaper of the day with news reports both local and national. Most of the back page is taken up with advertisements, a few of which are illustrated.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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674176

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

Item #674176

July 14, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 14, 1854  One-third of a column on page 5 has: "Death Of 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 from 1847 - 1848. 

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, a few blue tints in the John Smith article... See More  

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674171

A Fire Engine and a Drilling Machine...

Item #674171

August 25, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 25, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: CHEMICAL FIRE ENGINE - DRILLING MACHINE - AUTOMATIC FOG SIGNAL & more, including related text. 

Other related heads include: "How to make Rustic Work" and "The Ash Colored Salamander" accompanied with sever... See More  

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674169

An Electirc Light- Gramme Machine...

Item #674169

September 29, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 29, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: COMPOUND ENGINE & BOILER - ELECTRIC LIGHT PRODUCTION - SASH BALANCE - LIFE SAVER & more, including related text.

Other interesting heads include: "Another mysterious Clock" , "Birds of Paradise" and "... See More  

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674168

A Wall Paper Printing Press and Sleeping Car...

Item #674168

October 13, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 13, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: WALL PAPER PRINTING PRESS - SCROLL SAW - COTTON STALK PULLER - SLEEPING CAR & more, including related text. 

Other heads of interest are: "Apparatus for Testing Bank Checks", "Grounding Machine" and "... See More  

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674165

A Fire Extinguisher and Deardorff's Stove inventions of the day...

Item #674165

April 04, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 4, 1874  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: FIRE EXTINGUISING APPARATUS - SCAFFOLD - THRESHOLD - STOVE & more, including related text. 

Complete in 16 pages. This issue has a centerfold and a stain at the top of the front cover that lasts through the third page. Othe... See More  

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674161

The Steam Siren... Safety Bell for Railways...

Item #674161

May 02, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN New York, May 2, 1874  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: GOVERNOR - SCISSORS - OILER - LIFEBOATS - PYROPHONE - SIREN & more, including related text. Also present is "Safety Bell Signal for Railways" accompanied by a related illustration and text. 

Complete in 16 pages... See More  

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674159

The domestic steam engine...

Item #674159

January 13, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 13, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: HYDROCARBON ENGINE - TEMPERED GLASS - STEAM ENGINE - GRINDERS & more, including related text. 

Other heads and illustrations include: "Hunted Down", "Louisville Water- Works" and "Clough & Co... See More  

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674154

A slave's freedom has been purchased for $500...

Item #674154

October 26, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, Greensboro, North Carolina, Oct. 26, 1850  From the year the Fugitive slave Act was enacted, page 3 has a report: "The Slave Case at Detroit" mentioning in part: "...in consequence of the arrest of a fugitive slave, has been abated by the purchase of the freedom of the slave for five hundred dollars...The negro was last night released from custody...H... See More  

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674153

Introducing Brigham Young...

Item #674153

February 09, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, Greensboro, North Carolina, Feb. 9, 1850  Page 3 has a small bot notable article: "Polygamy at the Salt Lake" which notes in part: "...a letter from the Salt Lake, the capital of the Mormons of Deseret...confirms...that under the Mormon law, a man may have as many wives as he can support...The successor to Joe Smith is a man by the name of Brigham You... See More  

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674152

Very early Charleston...

Item #674152

January 12, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 12, 1803  A volume I issue (number 3) of this famous title from the South. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.

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674151

An improved telescope...

Item #674151

March 14, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 14, 1874  This issue contains impressive illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions:  TELESCOPE - TOOL HOLDER - CURRANT WASHER - WATER METER & more, including related text. 

Complete in 16 pages, slight center fold and some staining on front and back pages only. See photos for details.... See More  

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674150

A pocketbook gun...

Item #674150

December 29, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 29, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: POCKETBOOK GUN - BRICK MAKING MACHINE - STEAM HAMMER - STREET RAILWAY - CANNON - GRINDING TOOLS  & more, including related text. 

Complete in 16 pages, good condition with a bit of staining on the front page and very mi... See More  

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674149

Very lengthy coverage of Johnson's impeachment trial...

Item #674149

April 04, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1868  The entire front page and most of the back page are taken up with very detailed, verbatim testimony of the President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial. The first column heads: "IMPEACHMENT" "Continuation of the Trial of the President" "Testimony Relative to His Denunciations of Congress" "Verbatim Reports of His Speeches Put in ... See More  

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674147

Portrait of an early baseball player...

Item #674147

September 22, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 22, 1866  Page 4 has: "Our Base Ball Illustration", a  portrait of: "W. F. Williams, B. B. Club, Washington D. C." which includes a biographical sketch of him, a pitcher for the National Club of Washington. About his pitching the biography notes: "...Mr. Williams's prominent physical attribute as a player is his great... See More  

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674145

Early baseball reports in a sporting newspaper...

Item #674145

November 01, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Nov. 1, 1856  This was primarily a shorts themed newspaper, with a sports themed masthead. Inside has: "Base Ball" with some detail on recent baseball games. Quite early for baseball.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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674143

A noted baseball player of the day...

Item #674143

October 21, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Oct. 21, 1882  Inside has a nice portrait of "Waller Wallace", a prominent baseball player at that time. Included is a biography of him. The same page has box scores and write-ups for 13 baseball games.

The back several pages contains a great wealth of advertisements for the theater business including much on noted acts of the day.

Sixteen pages, great condition.... See More  

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