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March 05, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1819 and March 5, 1825
* Maryland Jew Bill w/ passage
* Jewish religion rights
* Jews to hold public office (MD)
A fine pair of issues on the passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill".
May 29, 1819 issue: Certainly the best content is full text of the speech presented by of H.M. Brackenridge in the Maryland House of Delegates when the Jew ... See More
July 18, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 18, 1835
* Michigan territory creating a constitution
* A move towards statehood
The prime content in this issue would be the complete printing of the: "Constitution of the State of Michigan" which takes almost four pages and concludes with the signatures in type of the various members of Michigan's congress. This constitu... See More
July 30, 1846
THE WEEKLY CHRONOTYPE, Boston, July 30, 1846
* Uncommon title
See the great, early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead. An interesting array of news tidbits of the day.
Four pages, nice condition. This is the vol. 1 number 10 issue of a title which lasted about 4 years.... See More
October 13, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 1849
* Colt Revolver Ad
* Runaway slave ad
* Gold Rush era newspaper
The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)
Four pages, a little stray period writing within the ma... See More
July 13, 1812
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 13, 1812 The most notable content is on page 3 headed: "Thanksgiving" which begins: "The Africans in Boston will keep a Thanksgiving in commemoration of the abolition of the Slave Trade, to-morrow...The Procession will form..." with further details.
Rare to find such reports with specific mention of the "Africa... See More
June 21, 1858
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts, June 21, 1858
* Letter from Charles Dickens defending his character
Page 4 has a letter from Charles Dickens which is quite out of the ordinary. Although he states he rarely publicly defends against attacks on his personal life, recent accusations have led him to make an exception, the exception being this letter.
Other news of the day is found thro... See More
November 02, 1852
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 5, 1852 The front page has a mention of: "Masonic Celebration at Cincinnati", and continues on page 4 describing the annual celebration of George Washington being "initiated as a member of the mystic tie".
Complete in 8 pages and in good condition.
Complete in 8 pages and in good condition.
September 23, 1908
THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, September 23, 1908 Page 4 has: "THE AIRSHIP DIASTER", with a corresponding article of, "The disaster to the air ship of Orville Wright in which the inventor was badly wounded and his companion killed is keenly felt in Washington, where the experiments were made". The article goes on to list Lieutenant Selfridge as the one who die... See More
April 05, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 5, 1858
* Mormons - Mormonism
* Utah War expedition
Page 4 has an article headed: "The Utah Expedition" with subhead. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
August 25, 1856
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Aug. 25, 1856
* Bleeding Kansas
* Missouri border invasion
The front page has a one column heading: "The War In Kansas" with subhead. (see) Lengthy text.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
August 19, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 19, 1815
* Battle of Waterloo - Wellington
* General Andrew Jackson murdered ?
Certainly the prime content in this issue is a French version of the Battle of Waterloo. An inside page has a dispatch from the Duke of Wellington which recaps some of the events of the war and the follow-up movements. This is followed by a report from the... See More
March 25, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820
* Stephen Decatur killed (1st report)
* United States Navy commodore
* Duel vs. James Barron
The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...Th... See More
January 02, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 2, 1830
* on the purchase of Texas from Mexico
One of the articles is headed: "Gen. Bravo and The Texas" with portions including: "...on the subject of ceding the Texas to this country...The letter is a ...passionate declamation against the acquisition of Texas by the United States, & of vehement accusations against our countr... See More
September 24, 1807
BOSTON GAZETTE, Sept. 24, 1807
* Edgar Allan Poe's father theater ad
A curious literary item here as the top of page 3 has an advertisement for the "Boston Theatre" for the performance of: "OTHELLO", a theatrical performance, with one of the principal characters being "Mr. Poe". (see image) He was the father of Edgar Allan Poe.
News of the day and oth... See More
Item #680798THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England December, 1819 The prime feature would be the full page plate of the: "Jew's Hospital, Mile End Road, Whitechapel". Accompanying it is a descriptive article which takes more than a full page.
The other plate called for is lacking.
Complete in 94 pages, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 ... See More
Item #680797THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England December, 1819 The prime feature would be the full page plate of the: "Jew's Hospital, Mile End Road, Whitechapel". Accompanying it is a descriptive article which takes more than a full page.
Also included is the plate: "South View of Chesterfield Church, Derbyshire".
Complete in 94 pages, full title/contents page featur... See More
November 17, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1832
* Andrew Jackson re-elected President
* Death of Charles Carroll : signer of the Declaration of Independence
The front page has a lengthy editorial which begins:
"The presidential election has so far proceeded as to render the result certain, that "Andrew Jackson of Tennessee" will be re-elected president, and 'Martin ... See More
February 01, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 1, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln about to change America
The front page has some column heads on the upcoming Civil War including: "The Surrender of Fort Sumter to be Demanded" "North Carolina Ready to Secede" and more. But perhaps better content is on page 5 with: "The Incoming Administration" "Mr. Lincoln and the Southern Secessionist... See More
August 06, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 6, 1798
* Rare 18th century American title
* Runaway slave advertisement
The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 11 illustrated ship ads and 1 slave related ad. (see)
News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, light damp stain at the upper right corner, nice condition.... See More
February 22, 1861
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 22, 1861
* President-Elect Abraham Lincoln heads to Washington D.C.
The front page has the following one column headings: "THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION" "Progress of the President Elect Towards Washington" "His Departure From New York" "Popular Ovation at Jersey City and Speeches of Mr. Lincoln" "The President-Elect nea... See More
April 02, 1842
NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 2, 1842
* Samuel Houston call to arms - Texas citizens
* Post Texas Revolution - Pre Mexican-American War
Inside has: "President Houston's Proclamation to the Citizens of Texas" which begins: "My Countrymen: Rumours have been brought from the southwestern frontier of invasion...The facts are sufficient to justify immed... See More
December 13, 1815
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 13, 1815
* President James Madison
* State of the Union Address
Over two columns of the front page are taken up with the: "Message" signed in type: James Madison. This is the President's annual state-of-the-union address.
Four pages, various foxing, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, otherwise good.... See More
July 12, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 12, 1817
* Thomas McKean
* signer of the Declaration of Independence
The first four pages are taken up with the: "Letters of Thomas McKean", a signer of the Declaration of Independence who recently died. Other items within include: "Defeat of Sir Peter Parker" "the Locust" "Domestic Manufactures" and m... See More
September 22, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 22, 1798
* Rare 18th century American title
* Slave family wanted advertisement
The front and back pages are taken up with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads and one for: "A family of American Negroes". (see)
News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More
Item #680107(4) A set of four early newspapers (1600's - early 1800's)...
A set of four early newspapers, one each from the 1600's, early 1700's, late 1700's, and early 1800's - sent each month for as long as you would like. The issues are guaranteed to be worth $100 or more, but could be valued at as much as $150/set. The 1600's and early 1700's issues will be British, and ... See More
April 28, 1860
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES--ENGLISH EXTRA, London & New York, April 28, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* First World boxing championship match
A quite rare edition put out specifically for the famous boxing match between Heenan and Sayers, the American champion versus the British champion, in what was billed the first "world title" boxing match, which lasted 2... See More
September 12, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 12, 1854
* Grattan Massacre
* United States Army
* Lakota Sioux Indians
The back page has an article headed: "Indian Outrages" "Important News from Fort Laramie--Indians Attacking the Fort...." Early coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the First Sioux War, fought between... See More
August 26, 1807
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1807 The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another descriptive notice headed: &... See More
November 27, 1824
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, EXTRA, (Boston, Nov. 27, 1824) This is an interesting broadside (printed on one side only) "Extra" with no date in the dateline however a period notation at the top reads "Nov. 27, 1824" and two letters in the text have Nov., 1824 dates. The reports are entirely political. Folio size, single sheet, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the margins.
December 08, 1848
DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 8, 1848 The front page has over half a column headed: "The Gold Excitement" which has some great content, including: "...what a spectacle that of whole villages being deserted...rushing pell mell...over the mountains, through forests...into the newly discovered mine region!...Many persons have collected in one day, of the finest grade gol... See More
February 25, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 25, 1859 Page 2 has half a column headed: "UTAH" "Only Mormons On Juries--Discovery of Gold Near Salt Lake--A Catholic Army Chaplain".
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
August 25, 1849
THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, August 25, 1849 A quite scarce newspaper anti-slavery newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December 9, 1849 Page 2 has much content concerning the recent election and the slavery/anti-slavery issue and candidates. One articles are "The Louisville Journal on Emancipation", "Necessity of the Proviso" and... See More
May 16, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1812 Inside has nearly 2 pages taken up with a quite detailed biography of the military history of: "Major-General Henry Dearborn, Commander-in-Chief of the Northern Army" with a great on his career in the Revolutionary War. Also: "Cultivation of the Vine" takes over half a page concerning vineyards.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inche... See More
December 15, 1854
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Dec. 15, 1854
* Extremely rare publication
We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Among the various articles in this issue are those headed "A Hundred Thousan... See More
March 10, 1849
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 10, 1849 The front page features a print of: "Stephen Girard" with a lengthy biographical sketch of him. Also a print of: "Girard College" with a related article as well.
Page 2 has a somewhat large print headed: "THE INAUGURATION" showing the ceremonies, and: "THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT TAYLOR" follo... See More
April 24, 1852
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 24, 1852 The front page has a nice print of: "The Tomb Of Kosciusko, West Point".
Tadeusz Kosciusko was a Polish military engineer/leader who joined the American forces in 1776. He led the efforts to create fortifications at West Point.
Four pages, large folio size, several folds with minor wear at folds & margins, some damp staining... See More
December 09, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848
* California gold rush fever
The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the preciou... See More
April 27, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848
* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career
This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote showing under the "yeas" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others. Plus page 3 has additional coverage from ... See More
August 19, 1845
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., a set of four issues dated August 19, 21, 26 & 28, 1845 containing the text of: "Captain Fremont's Second Exploring 'Expedition" to the West.
During the years of 1842–54 Fremont personally led and directed five western expeditions. This set of issues details his lengthy report on the second expedition (1843-4), to the i... See More
July 20, 1853
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 20, 1853 The back page has a lengthy "Proclamation by the President of the United States" signed in type: Franklin Pierce, concerning the sale of public land.
Four pages, various news of the day & other ads, evenly toned, generally good.
June 06, 1860
NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 1860 The front page has over half a column headed: "The Murders On the Oyster Sloop" "A Partial Confession from Hicks--He Admits His Guilt & Details Some of the Particulars of the Tragedy".
His name was Albert W. Hicks, aka William Johnson and "Pirate Hicks" & he confiessed to murdering his 3 companions & throwing their... See More
July 07, 1837
THE TIMES, London, England, July 7, 1837 Page 5 has nearly two columns taken up with reporting on the funeral of King William IV who died on June 20, headed: "His Late Majesty".
All columns of all 8 pages are black-bordered in "mourning" rules.
August 19, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 19, 1852 Among the reports in this anti-slavery newspaper are: "Gen. Pierce and the Fugitive Slave Law". The back page has an ad for: "Little Eva, Uncle Tom's Guardian Angel. A song composed & dedicated to Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Poetry by John G. Whittier..." with more.
This newspaper ... See More
July 30, 1841
CITIZEN SOLDIER, Windsor, Vermont, July 30, 1841 The motto in the masthead details its purpose: "Devoted to the Interests of the Militia, To Military Science and National Defense in General." This is the last issue of this short-lived newspaper lasting just 52 weeks issues from 1840-1841.
Among the various articles within are: "Fiery Flying Serpent" and a page 2 report: ... See More
September 12, 1853
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1853
* "Mob Convention" - Woman's suffrage
Page 2 has a report concerning: "The Women's Rights Convention" held in New York.
A few bits note in part: "...Among the speakers in defence of the rights of women were Lucretia Mott...and Mr. R. C. Burleigh. The latter was loudly hissed, whereupon he r... See More
February 23, 1808
THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 23, 1808
* Runaway slave ad
The top of the front page has a $100 Reward" ad for a runaway Black man, with further details.
Various news of the day and a wealth of ads.
Four pages some damp staining, generally good.
November 01, 1811
COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, Nov. 1, 1811
* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper
This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.
In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empire, hence this ne... See More
April 10, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1849
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
Page three has "Gold" which begins: "We notice that many person doubt the reports of finding lumps, or pieces of pure gold, in California, of several pounds weight. We are assured... a lump of pure gold weighing thirty-two pounds, was discovered in a vein or seam of... See More
May 13, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 13, 1837
* Panic of 1837
* Financial crisis
The front page has a notable report: "Suspension of Specie Payments" which would be the trigger which stated the Financial Panic of 1837. On May 10, 1837, banks in New York City suspended specie payments, meaning that they would no longer redeem commercial paper in specie at full face valu... See More
January 25, 1851
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 25, 1851 The front page features a very nice print of the: "Procession at San Francisco in Celebration of the Admission of California Into the American Union" with a related article on the next page.
Complete in 16 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.
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