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668639

Hermannsdenkmal dedication in 1875...

Item #668639

August 16, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 16, 1875



* Chieftain Arminius statue dedication

* Hermannsdenkmal memorial monument

* Battle of the Teutoburg Forest fame




Page 3 has one column headings that include: "ARMINIUS." "German National Festival in Honor of the Ancient Soldier-Patriot" and more with illustration of  "The Hermann Monument" (see) Lengthy text.

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668636

Daniel O'Connell celebration in 1875 Dublin...

Item #668636

August 07, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 7, 1875



* Daniel O'Connell centenary celebration

* "The Liberator" "The Emancipator"

* Irish Catholic political leader - Ireland




Page 2 has a large, detailed map of Dublin, Ireland headed: "THE O'CONNELL CENTENARY" and more. (see) Page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE LIBERATOR" "An Immense Processio... See More  

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668634

General George Pickett's funeral in 1875 ...

Item #668634

August 01, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 1, 1875



* General George Pickett death funeral

* Pickett's Charge fame at Gettysburg




Page 7 has a brief article headed: "The Funeral Of General Pickett" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages in nice condition.... See More  

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668624

New John Surratt trial in 1868 ?...

Item #668624

June 23, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, June 23, 1868 



* New John H. Surratt trial ?

* re. Lincoln's Assassination
 




Page 4 has an article headed: "The Trial Of John H. Surratt" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668623

Ulysses S. Grant's 1868 presidential nomination...

Item #668623

May 25, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, May 25, 1868 



* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery

* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana

* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad




Page 4 has a article with small heading: "The Last Express Robbery" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668621

Ulysses S. Grant's 1868 presidential nomination...

Item #668621

May 22, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, May 22, 1868 



* General Ulysses S. Grant

* Presidential Republican nomination




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "CHICAGO CONVENTION" "Republican Nominations" "For President, ULYSSES S. GRANT, of Illinois" and more. Lengthy text takes up the entire page and continues on page 10.

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668619

Georgia Negroes insurrection...

Item #668619

September 01, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 1, 1875 



* Negroes uprising - insurrection 

* Sandersville & more, Georgia




Page 3 has an article with headings: "THE NEGRO IN GEORGIA" "The Interior History of the Insurrection" "A Band of Brothers to 'Cill the Wites" and more. (See) Text takes up 2 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice c... See More  

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668617

A newspaper for spiritualists and occultists...

Item #668617

October 30, 1875

RELIGIO PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL, Chicago, Oct. 30, 1875  A quite uncommon title which, as noted in the decorative masthead, is "Devoted To Spiritual Philosophy". This interesting newspaper was begun in 1865 by an association of dozens of the leading spiritualists of the day.  Its masthead is a graphic depiction of the progressive, free-religious views of the association showing &... See More  

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668613

1858 Fraser River Gold discoveries...

Item #668613

September 29, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 29, 1858.



* Fraser Canyon Gold Rush

* Fraser River discoveries




Front page has: The Fraser River Gold Mines--Indian Outbreak. Other news of the day includes: "Important From The Pacific" "Arrival of $1,570,924 in Gold Dust" "Quicksilver Mines Worth $40,000,000 in Dispute" "The Indian War In Oregon" and more. Comp
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668584

Moody and Sankey at Northfield in 1875 ...

Item #668584

September 11, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 11, 1875



* Ira D. Sankey & Dwight Lyman Moody

* Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts

* Evangelist - Evangelism - sermon




Page 6 has an article with headings: "MOODY AND SANKEY" "The Great Revivalists Begin Their Work at Northfield, Mass." "Mr. Moody's Address" and more. (see) Text takes up over 3 columns.

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668578

Torpedoes warfare in 1875 ...

Item #668578

September 03, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 3, 1875



* Early Torpedoes development experiments

* Naval Torpedo Station at Newport, Rhode Island

* Naval Undersea Warfare Center - Goat Island




Page 4 has an article headed: "TORPEDOES" "Boom! Boom! Slap, Bang!" "Experiments with the Infernal Machines at Newport" and more. (see) Text takes up almost 2 1/2 columns.

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668573

Michelangelo biography in 1875 ...

Item #668573

September 12, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 12, 1875



* Michelangelo biography - celebration

* Italian sculptor, painter, architect & poet




Page 9(5) has an article headed: "MICHAEL ANGELO" "Quadro-Centennial of the Great Genius" "The Painter, Patriot And Poet" "A Grand Life, but Full of Checks and Sorrows" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up 4 columns.

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668570

Chief Spotted Tail in 1875...

Item #668570

August 28, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 28, 1875



* Chief Spotted Tail - Agency

* Brulé Lakota Sioux Indians




Page 4 has an article headed: "SPOTTED TAIL AND HIS PEOPLE" "Visit of the Indian Commissioners to the Agency" "Condition of the Brule Sioux--Characteristics of Their Chief" and more. Lengthy text takes up 3 full columns.

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

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668569

Ku Klux Klan in Southern Illinois... 1875...

Item #668569

August 27, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 27, 1875



* KKK - Ku Klux Klan outrages

* Anarchy in Southern Illinois




Page 4 has an article headed: "ANARCHY IN ILLINOIS" "Further Particulars of the Rout and Capture of the Ku Klux" "A Chapter of Outrages Upon Men and Women" "The People Arming" and more. Text takes up just over a full column

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

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668568

Gabriel García Moreno assassination in 1875...

Item #668568

August 18, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 18, 1875



* Gabriel García Moreno assassination

* Conservative President of Ecuador




Page 5 has an article headed: "ASSASSINATED" "President Moreno of Ecuador, Murdered" "Sketch Of Moreno's Life" and more. Text takes up 1 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668545

Prints from the West before the Civil War... Nebraska and Kansas...

Item #668545

June 21, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, June 21, 1856 Near the back is a full page with 3 scenes headed: "The Nebraska and Kansas Territory" with the prints captioned: "Ancient Bluff Ruins, Nebraska", "Settlers Entering Nebraska, Pappea Creek" and "Steamer Passing Baton Rouge, Nebraska".

There is a related article on the back page.

Complete in 24 pages, very... See More  

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668540

The original Westminster Clock Tower bell...

Item #668540

September 13, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Sept. 13, 1856 



* Big Ben - Great Bell

* Palace of Westminster




Certainly the most noteworthy print is that of what we know as the original "Big Ben", the largest of the bells in the Westminster clock tower. Although technically Big Ben is just the bell, the name is often used for the iconic clock tower.

This bell would crack before being... See More  

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668527

Grant is elected president in 1872...

Item #668527

November 07, 1872

NEW-YORK TIMES, Nov. 7, 1872 



* Ulysses S. Great elected president 

* Electoral College results




The top of the  1st column of the front page has the following headings: "THE PERFECT WORK" "What the People Accomplished on Tuesday" "Gen. Grant's Popular Majority Over 700,000" and more with statistics.

Complete with 8 pages, good
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668518

Jefferson Davis released from prison...

Item #668518

May 14, 1867

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, May 14, 1867



* Jefferson Davis released

* Horace Greeley bails him out




Page 2 has one column headings: "Jefferson Davis and the Negroes" "He Receives a Large Number of Visitors at his Hotel" "Davis En Route For New York" and more. (see)

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 4 pages,... See More  

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668502

Eight-hour workday established in 1869...

Item #668502

May 22, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 22, 1869



* Eight-hour workday (government employees)

* President Ulysses S. Grant proclamation




Page 3 has an article headed: "WASHINGTON" "The Eight Hour Law Proclamation" "More Colored Office-Holders" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668500

Republic of Cuba in 1869...

Item #668500

May 30, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 30, 1869



* Carlos Manuel de Céspedes

* Republic of Cuba president

* Ten Years' War reporting




Page 3 has an article headed: "THE NEW REPUBLIC" "The Government of Cuba Definitely Organized" "Carlos Manuel Cespedes Elected President" and more. (see) Text takes up 3 columns

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nic... See More  

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668499

Crpress Hills Cemetery celebration in NYC...

Item #668499

May 31, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1869



* Cypress Hills Cemetery - New York City

* American Civil War soldiers memorial




Page 10 has an article headed: "THE UNION DEAD" "Memorial Ceremonies in New York and Brooklyn Yesterday" "Decoration of the Graves of Union Soldiers at Cypress Hills Cemetery" and more. (see)

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668498

New York Times co-founder death...

Item #668498

June 19, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 19, 1869



* Henry Jarvis Raymond death (1st report)

* New York Times co-founder - journalist

* "Godfather of the Republican Party"




Page 3 has an article headed: "Obituary" "Henry Jarvis Raymond" "Editor Of The New York Times" (see) Text takes up over 2 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice con... See More  

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668497

Early heavyweight boxing championship...

Item #668497

June 16, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 16, 1869



* Early boxing - Pugilism - pugilists

* Heavyweight championship of America

* Tom Allen vs. Mike McCoole




Page 10 has an article headed: "PUGILISM" "Prize Fight Between McCoole and Allen" "Nine Rounds Fought in Twenty Minutes" and more. (see) Text takes up almost 2 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pag... See More  

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668496

Swedish settlement attacked by Indians... victims mutilated...

Item #668496

June 04, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 4, 1869



* Swedish settlement attacked by Indians



Page 7 has a brief article headed: "Kansas" "The Last Indian Massacres--Fiendish Mutilation of the Dead--Indian Medicine". (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.

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668494

Execution of 2 Negroes in 1869...

Item #668494

June 05, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 5, 1869



* African Americans Executions - hangings

* Halifax County, North Carolina



Page 5 has an article headed: "THE DEATH PENALTY" "Execution of Two Negroes in North Carolina" "Scenes And Incidents At The Gallows" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up 2 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition... See More  

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668493

Liberator, from the end of the war... Arrest of Jeff. Davis...

Item #668493

May 26, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 26, 1865 



* Rare anti-slavery title



This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.

Much of the issue is taken up with reports from the: "American Anti-Slavery Society". Other bits relating to... See More  

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668484

Graphic issue on the Chicago Fire...

Item #668484

October 11, 1871

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 11, 1871 



* The Great Chicago Fire w/ map



A very nice & graphic issue on the Chicago Fire, with a front page map headed: "DEVASTATED CHICAGO. Sectional Diagram, by Miles, Showing the Burned District of the City."

First column heads include: "THE RUINED CITY" "Terrible Condition of the City of Chicago" "Further Details of the A... See More  

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668475

Wickedness of Concert Saloons in 1872...

Item #668475

September 25, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 25, 1872



* Hardships of Transatlantic travel (steerage)

* Grief misery peril torment suffering




Page 3 has an article headed: "Sufferings In The Struggle" "Fifteen Hundred Passengers Packed and Thrown Together on the Decks" "Death Looked For As A Relief" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up about 3 1/2 total columns.

Other news of th... See More  

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668474

Wickedness of Concert Saloons in 1872...

Item #668474

August 11, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug.. 11, 1872



* Criminality of Concert Saloons

* Alcoholism and crime




Page 5 has an article headed: "CONCERT SALOONS" "The Interiors of the Dens and How They Are Conducted" "Terrible Depravity in the Heart of a Great City" and more. (see) Text takes up about 1 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, a little irreg... See More  

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668473

1872 Benjamin Nathan murder trial...

Item #668473

September 11, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 11, 1872



* Benjamin Nathan murder

* Billy Forrester the accused

* Murder by gaslight trial




Page 4 has an article headed: "FORRESTER" "History of Hi Wanderings from the Time the Nathan Murder Was Committed Up to His Arrest in Washington" and much more. (see) Lengthy text takes up over 4 full columns, mostly trial testimony.

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668472

Cattle raiding in Texas... Rio Grande...

Item #668472

September 28, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 28, 1872



* Cattle rustling - raiding

* Rio Grande river - Texas

* Juan Cortina - Mexicans




Page 4 has an article headed: "UP THE RIO GRANDE" "Notes from Brownsville to Rio Grande City" "Cattle Crossed Under the Eyes of United States Commissioners" "Murders And Outrages" and more. (see)

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

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668469

The African slave trade in 1872...

Item #668469

August 20, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 20, 1872



* African Slave Trade

* Suppression continues

* Sultan of Muscat




Page 3 has an article headed: "The African Slave Trade" "America Moving to its Suppression" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.

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668446

The Cherokee Nation in 1872...

Item #668446

September 16, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 16, 1872



* The Cherokee Nation

* Cherokees - Indians

* Native Americans




Page 10 has an article headed: "THE CHEROKEES" "The 'Civilized' Nation as Seen by the Government Sub-Committee" and more. (See) Text takes up over a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668438

A Jewish view of Jesus...

Item #668438

February 26, 1871

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 26, 1871 



* Jewish perspective of Jesus - Jews

* Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise lecture




The back page contains a fascinating article under the heading: "The Origin Of Christianity" "Rev. Dr. Wise, of Cincinnati, on the Apostle Paul--The Religion of Jesus from a Jewish Point of View" beginning: "The last of an interesting series of lectures by Rev. ... See More  

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668421

Soldiers return home as heroes... Fate of Jeff Davis...

Item #668421

May 25, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 25, 1865 



* Civil War soldiers coming home

* Jefferson Davis in jail




Among the front page column heads are: "REVIEW OF THE ARMIES" "The Second & Last Day of the Great Pageant" "Reception of the Armies of Tennessee and Georgia" "How the Heroes of the Greatest March on Record were Received" and more (see images).

The back ... See More  

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668399

The diamond hoax of 1872....

Item #668399

August 02, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 2, 1872.

 

* Diamond Hoax of 1872

* Little Colorado River fields ?




Page 3 has an article headed: "California Diamond Excitement" "Alleged Discovery of an Almost Endless Quantity of Diamonds and Other Precious Stones" (see)

Ten pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.
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668397

Indians outrages in 1872 Texas....

Item #668397

July 18, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, July 18, 1872.

 

* Native Americans - Indians

* Outrages in Texas - Spotted Tail




Page 5 has an article headed: "THE INDIANS" "

Horrible Outrages by Red Devils in Texas" "Spotted Tail On An Eastern Tour" and more. (see)

Ten pages, minor margin wear, generally good.
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668395

Jesse & Frank James captured ?

Item #668395

January 29, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 29, 1875 



* Jesse & Frank James boys

* Outlaws - deperadoes

* Raid on family home




The front page has an interesting--yet false--report headed: "The Capture of The James Boys" which has various subheads including: "Statement of The Mother...She Declares the Boys Were Not in the House at the Time--Marks of A Desperate Fight" (see).

Be... See More  

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668394

1872 Ku Klan Klan execution...

Item #668394

August 10, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 10, 1872



* KKK - Ku Klux Klan

* North Carolina execution




The back page (page 10) has an article headed: "A KU KLUX HANGED" "New Chandler, a North Carolina Desperado, Executed" "Murders, Robberies, Gambling and Outraging Female Chastity" "How He Became a Ku Klux and Learned the Grips and Signs" and more. (see)

Complete with 10 pa... See More  

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668393

Davis Livingstone finding... Afrcia...

Item #668393

July 25, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, July 25, 1872



* re. David Livingstone found

* Henry Morton Stanley




Page 5 has one column headings: "LIVINGSTONE" "Herald Special Report from London" "Important Despatches from the Explorer for England" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, minor spine wear, generally very nice.... See More  

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668382

Terrific color graphics...

Item #668382

March 27, 1898

NEW YORK HERALD, the "Easter Edition" being sections 6, 7, 8 & 9 of the paper, March 27, 1898  A terrific issue for the color graphics, for which major newspapers of this era were known as technical capabilities allowed for a wealth of colors and beautiful graphics. There are no fewer than 14 full page, or nearly full page, color prints. Still in nice condition.

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668367

Memories of Mormondom...

Item #668367

November 04, 1869

WATCHMAN & REFLECTOR, Boston, Nov. 4, 1869  The front page has nearly 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Memories Of Mormondom" by Rev. Wayland Hoyt, being #3 in a series. Photos show just portion.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine from disbinding, good condition.

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668313

Three patriotic engravings on the front page...

Item #668313

October 14, 1876

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, Oct. 14, 1876  A politically graphic issue for display as the front page features 3 patriotic engravings, signifying: "This cannon belches forth in honor of the Republican victory in Colorado..." and: "This cannon celebrates our increased  Republican majority in Ohio." and: "This cannon helped to reduce the Democratic ma... See More  

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668302

Very uncommon Southern paper from Louisiana...

Item #668302

October 15, 1870

THE OUACHITA TELEGRAPH, Monroe, Louisiana, May 19, 1869  A quite uncommon title from the northern portion of Louisiana. In fact Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" notes only one institution in the country has this title, it having just a single issue from 1870.

Among the articles: "M. A. H. Stephens on State Sovereignty" "The Ma; Who Pulled General Jac... See More  

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668297

The President addresses the discovery of gold in California...

Item #668297

December 07, 1848

ROCHESTER DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Dec.7, 1848 



* President James K. Polk

* State of the Union Address

* Discovery of gold in California




All of the front page & most of page 2 are taken up with the "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE!" being the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type: James K. Polk.

Within his message, and on the front page, he devotes much space to ... See More  

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668283

Timely report of the death of President Taylor...

Item #668283

July 10, 1850

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 10, 1850  Page 2 begins with a black-bordered report on the death of President Zachary Taylor, who died just the previous day.

Headed: "PAINFUL INTELLIGENCE "Death of the President of the United States". The details include in part: "...Gen. Taylor had just served one year and three months of his Presidential term when death deprived the ... See More  

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668263

French language newspaper from New Orleans, nearly 20 years before the Civil War...

Item #668263

December 15, 1842

LE COURRIER DE LA LOUISIANE, New Orleans, Dec. 15, 1842 



* Rare antebellum publication

* 19 years prior to Civil War




A large size newspaper which, save for some notices and advertisements, is totally in the French language. There are four illustrated slave ads.

Four pages, various foxing & light damp staining, never bound nor trimmed, generally good condition. Folder size noted is... See More  

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668254

From West Baton Rouge...

Item #668254

May 22, 1886

THE SUGAR PLANTER, West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 22, 1886 



* From the deep South



A quite uncommon title from the South. We had a few issues from the first year of the Civil War. this this is the first of a post-war issue.

Various news & ads off the day, four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the margins, good condition.... See More  

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668246

Rare sporting newspaper...

Item #668246

March 19, 1892

SPORTING ITEM, Philadelphia, March 19, 1892 



* Very rare publication



A quite rare title, the first we have seen and this is the vol. 1 #7 issue. The Library of Congress has no record of it, and Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" has no mention of this title. The masthead is large & features vignettes of many sports.

A folio size, 8 page newspaper totally fo... See More  

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$275.00
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