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January 15, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 15, 1820
* Yellowstone expedition - American frontier
Certainly the best is the lengthy report headed: "Expedition to the Yellow Stone" which has some great detail on this expedition, which is a very early report. The text takes over 3 pages and includes a half pg. chart headed: "Statement Showing the Movement of the Troops com... See More
Item #684947NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 14, 1815
* Illustrated advertisements
* Early 19th century original
The front page is filled with advertisements, including illustrated ads for a steam boat and at least ten illustrated ship ads. The back page has an ad for a stagecoach.
Four pages, generally in nice condition.
Item #684940An Oct. 30th, 1855 check drawn in the "Otsego County Bank" in Cooperstown, New York. A very handsome item which features an engraving of an Indian at the left side. Printed on maroon ink with 1 circular "Paid" stamp. About 2 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches and in nice condition.
Item #684914GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1809
* Deaths of Joseph Haydn and Thomas Paine
The obituary listing inside includes: "At New York, the notorious Thomas Pain [sic]; whose death is an admonitory event; may the lesson that it inculcates be impressive..." & more. The opposing page has: "In Guppendorff, aged 76, Joseph Haydn, the celebrated composer... ju... See More
October 07, 1843
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 1843
* Very early bowling mention
* Ten-Pins - target sport
Page 3 has a rather brief yet very early report of bowling, headed: "Ten Pins". It notes: "...of man in that city who made eight ten strikes, and a seven strike with nine successive balls, and that, too, over alleys ninety feet long. His antagonist put on... See More
October 07, 1843
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 1843
* Sea serpent - monster
* Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Page 3 has an article: "The Sea Serpent" which reports its sighting near Cape Cod. Very descriptive, noting in part: "...Its form was that of an eel...The head was somewhat smaller than the body...judged the body to have been from 90 to 120 feet long..." ... See More
October 12, 1843
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1843
* Newport, Wakulla County, Florida founded
Page 3 has an article: "A New Town in Florida" which reports on a new town being created called Newport, made up of inhabits of Port Leon which was destroyed by a hurricane.
There are actually two towns in Florida called Newport, this one is in Wakulla County.
Four pages... See More
July 23, 1830
CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE & JOURNAL, New York, July 23, 1830 Page 3 has a very curious article with a small heading: "Spontaneous Combustion of a Drunkard" with an interesting eye-witness account. Such an article certainly makes for an interesting conversation piece.
Four pages, some foxing, nice condition.
August 07, 1843
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 1843 Page 3 includes a notable report on the slave case of James Collins Johnson, who was employed by Princeton University before being arrested as a fugitive runaway.
It reports in part: "...James Johnson, alias James Collins, the fugitive slave ...discovered at Princeton...and delivered over to his owner...having been ironed and... See More
October 01, 1844
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Oct. 1, 1844
* Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa founded
A page 3 article headed: "Prairie LaPorte" reports: "Two hundred or upwards of German families from Hamilton county, Ohio, have made a purchase of Prairie LaPorte, where they are now laying out a city. Prairie LaPorte is in Clayton County, Iowa, on the Mississippi. The site is sai... See More
November 13, 1844
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1844 Page 3 has a brief yet intriguing article: "More Of Millerism" which reports: "Mr. Addison Davis...says that 26 persons are now in the insane asylum at Brattleboro, Vermont, in consequence of insanity produced by the influence of Millerism."
The Millerites, led by William Miller, believed that the second comin... See More
June 20, 1844
LOUISVILLE JOURNAL, EXTRA, Kentucky, June 20, 1844
* Very rare publication
A quite rare and short-lived campaign newspaper which existed only to promote the Whig party cause in the 1844 election. This is issue #8 which was likely a run of just 27 issues printed from May 2 to December 5, 1844, as campaign newspapers typically ceased just following the election.
This title would resurre... See More
February 02, 1861
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 2, 1861
* Pre Civil War tensions
* Secession in the South
The top of page 3 has one column headings: "THE REVOLUTION" "Warlike Reports from Charleston" "The State Forces Prepared to Attack Fort Sumter" and more with 3 illustrations of secession flags. Good content on the prelude to the Civil War.
Twelve pages, minor margin wear,... See More
November 30, 1850
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Nov. 30, 1850
* Rare antebellum publication
* Runaway slaves & for sale ads
* From the deep South
Newspapers from the pre-Civil War South are rather difficult to find. Here is one from Louisiana.
Among the many inside page ads is one headed: "Slaves! Slaves! Slaves!" which notes in part: "The subscribers are prepared to receive, on c... See More
July 14, 1853
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 14, 1853
* Rare antebellum publication
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, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More
October 15, 1836
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Oct. 15, 1836
* Rare anti-slavery publication
* Early pre-Civil War era
It is rare to find such early issues of this famous anti-slavery title edited by William Lloyd Garrison. It began publication just 5 years earlier. The masthead features a woodcut of a slave auction.
Much anti-slavery content as one might expect, with articles including: "Re... See More
December 31, 1859
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 31, 1959 The frontpage has a half page image of two John Brown's Raid (Harper's Ferry) conspirators, the caption which says: "Cook and Coppic escaped from their cell into the prison yard, the night previous to their execution". Additionally, page 6 has two articles: "COOK AND COPPIC ENDEAAVORING TO ESCAPE FROM THE JAI... See More
September 22, 1851
SANDUSKY WEEKLY REGISTER, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1851
* Erie County
* Uncommon title
This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with a few advertisements. Located in Northern Ohio, Sandusky is situated along the shores of Lake Erie.
Complete, measures 26 x 19 inches, several folds with a little wear, generally nice.
June 13, 1840
THE MADISONIAN, Washington City, June 13, 1840
* William Henry Harrison for president
This issue has on the inside page a political cartoon print of a log cabin (for Wm. H. Harrison) and a heraldic eagle engraving with "Harrison & Tyler" on a banner in the eagle's beak (see). Much political reporting.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
August 28, 1819
THE WEEKLY REGISTER (Supplement), Baltimore, Aug. 28, 1819
Page 42 begins: "Province of Texas", which includes a "brief history of an expedition in 1812 and 1813, from Louisiana into the Texas" and "The expedition carried on against the government of Spain in the Provine of Texas, which commenced in 1812, by a body of Americans, sided by malcontents in the co... See More
December 12, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 12, 1858 Page 4 has a brief, yet historic report with a small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it (illegally) delivered the next-to last load of African slaves to America. It notes in part: "...succeeded in evading the vigilance of the cruisers & landed a cargo of... See More
July 24, 1839
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 24, 1839
* Sea serpent - monster
* Nahant, Massachusetts
Of interest are not one but two articles on "The Sea Serpent", the first on page 1, noting in part: "...when off Nahant, he...had a fair view of the Sea Serpent. The appearance of this marine monster was such as has been often before described...the Sea Serpent was ... See More
August 17, 1868
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, August 17, 1868
* Lynching of Samuel Bierfield
* First Jew lynched in United States
* Jews - Jewish - Judaica item
* Ku Klux Klan - KKK members
The front page has an article with small heading: "Murders By The Ku-Klux Klan", being the account of the killing of a Jewish shop owner and his black employee by 15 masked men on horseback. The shop owner, Samuel Bierf... See More
September 11, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 11, 1854
* Grattan Massacre (1st report)
* United States Army
* Lakota Sioux Indians
The front page has an article headed: "Important from Fort Laramie--An Entire Detachment of United States Troops Massacred by the Indians" Early, 1st report coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the... See More
March 10, 1860
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 10, 1860 The back page has: "IMPROVED NOZZLE FOR HOSE PIPE", which includes a small illustration of a fireman holding a firehose. The front page has: THE SHAKER WASHING MACHINE", which includes a large print and supporting text.
Additional content includes: "Brown's Improved Wagon Break", "Smith's Improved Water Whee... See More
August 19, 1801
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Mass., August 19, 1801 An inside page has much regarding St Domingo, including a mention of their soon to be printed Constitution, scattered details, and a mention of Toussaint L'ouverture being declared: "Governor For Life", with additional details (see images).
Additional news of the day with period advertising is found throughout.
Complete in 4 ... See More
June 07, 1854
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 7, 1854
* Mormon missionaries
* Indians harass (Nebraska Territory) and are harassed (New York)
Page 3 has: "FROM SALT LAKE CITY", which tells of a group of missionaries having arrived safely at St. Louis, with some details regarding Mormon emigration.
Another article has: "Nebraska Excitement", which talks of trouble... See More
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
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
* Orville Wright Injured
* Thomas Etholen Selfridge Killed
* 1st powered airplane fatality
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 t... See More
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
October 03, 1835
THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, Oct. 3, 1835 A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin and a subtitle: "Or, the Triumph ... See More
May 29, 1847
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, May 29, 1847 The top of the front page features a print of: "The New Steam Ship Washington - The First American Ocean Mail Steamer" with related text.
Also on the ftpg. is a large view of: "The Main Plaza In The City of Mexico - View Of the Halls of the Montezumas" with related ftpg. reports on the Mexican War.
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
August 28, 1852
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 28, 1852 The front page has a nice print captioned: "Rock Bluffs On The Mississippi" with some descriptive text beneath
Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with a bit of fold perforation just above the print, good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
October 12, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1847 Page 3 has much reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Command" which has reports of the killed & wounded at Cerro Gordo, National Bridge, Paso Ovijas, and at Lasanimas.
Also a report headed: "A Little Later From Vera Cruz" which has much, taking over a full column. There is also ... See More
December 30, 1808
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The National Intelligencer, Dec. 30, 1808, U.S. Gazette for the Country, July 24 1809; Boston Gazette, May 28, 1804; New England Palladium, Aug. 10, 1802; and Columbian Centinel, Sept. 8, 1804. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early news... See More
April 10, 1852
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, April 10, 1852 Included are two pages of: "Traveling In the United States" which includes four prints including steam ship, sleighing, and railroad. Good text as well.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.
June 07, 1825
NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 7, 1825 Page 2 has: "Mr. Noah...is said to have purchased...Grand Island from the state of New York. The island is intended for a number of emigrants of the Jewish nation who are to find there...refuge from European oppression..." with more.
This was Mordecai Manuel Noah and his Zionists efforts, which never materialized. Noah was the fir... See More
December 16, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848 The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.
Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.
Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have lai... See More
April 30, 1860
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 30, 1860 Appearing at the top of the first column on pg. 6 are headlines reporting one of the most famous boxing matches of the nineteenth century involving John Heenan, the American champion, and Tom Sayers, the English champion.
In the third column under "The Great Fight" is a detailed and graphic report: "History of the Battle" "The Fight ... See More
August 15, 1816
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. August 15, 1816 The second page carries an article "A number of the citizens of the District of Columbia, impressed with the importance of forming an association for the purpose of promoting useful knowledge, met on the 28th day of June, 1816,... agreeably to public notice the committee appointed as aforesaid reported the following draft of a con... See More
June 04, 1859
THE NEW YORK CLIPPER, June 4, 1859 The front page features a print of the: "Royal YHacht Squadron Club House, Cowes."
Page 3 has most of a column headed: "Ball Play" with much detailed reporting of games, including 4 box scores.
This was a sports-themed newspaper with a wealth of reporting on various games, etc.
Eight pages, old mends near the spine and on page 2, othe... See More
January 17, 1803
CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 17, 1803 A volume I issue (number 7) of this famous title from the South. The front page begins with the "Prospectus" of the newspaper, focusing on its intent, purpose, and style of the newspaper. The back page has 16 illustrated ship advertisements.
Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, damp stain at the bottom, good condition... See More
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