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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
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.
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
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
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
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, July 30, 1803; United States' Gazette, Oct. 9, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Nov. 2, 1808; New England Palladium, Oct. 22, 1802; and Boston Gazette, June 14, 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 newspapers.... See More
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
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
Also included is the plate: "South View of Chesterfield Church, Derbyshire".
Complete in 94 pages, full title/contents page featur... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1832 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 Van Buren, of New York', be elected vice president of the United States--if they shall live until the... See More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 15, 1803 A volume I issue (number 6) 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. Inside has an ad for slaves for sale, and one for a reward for a runaway slave.
Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, damp stain at ... See More
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
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
THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, April 13, 1850 The front page includes: "Another Blow at Disunion" "An Offer to Sell Slaves for Emancipation" and a lengthy, concluding: "Speech of Mr. Stanly, of N. Carolina" concerning slavery.
Page 3 has over half a column on: "The Death & Funeral of Mr. Calhoun" and: "The Scene In the Senate...on... See More
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 25, 1859 The front page has prints captioned: "The Emperor & Empress of Austria" and: "Life In Circassia". Page 4 has a huge & very nice print of: "The United States Line-of-Battle Ship Vermont" with an article on it.
Eight pages, ornate masthead features a large engraving of ship, with nice embelli... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 12, 1837 An inside page has a report headed "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state legislature, with an inconspicuous--yet very significant--listing of "Lincoln" in the "negative" column of those who voted on a specific resolution.
This is a very early mention of Abraham Lincoln from when he was just 2... See More
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
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1837 The back page has a lengthy letter from the Mayor of Alton, Illinois, written the day after the murder of famed abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy, with much reflection on the events.
Following his letter are 8 other reports concerning Lovejoy's death as printed in other newspapers.
Four pages, scattered foxing. Folder size noted is for ... See More
THE TIMES, London, England, July 8, 1837 Page 5 has 2 1/2 columns taken up with reporting on the funeral of King William IV who died on June 20, headed: "His Late Majesty". Subheads include: "The Lying In State" and: "Embalming"
All columns of all 8 pages are black-bordered in "mourning" rules.
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
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
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1853 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 remarked that he was afraid there were some persons there w... See More
THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 23, 1808 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.
COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, Nov. 1, 1811 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 newspaper being in two languages. This issue was published during h... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1849 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 a rock in the Dutch island of Aruba..."
The front... See More
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
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 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, good condition.... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1856 The front page features a nice print of a: "Machine For Washing & Separating Gold" with a related article headed: "Addison's Improved Gold Separator". Perhaps not surprising that just a few years after the California gold rush that relating inventions would come to fruition.
The balance of the issue is filled with var... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 The prime print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860."
This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text and 4 r... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1820
* Missouri Compromise
* Maine and Missouri become states
* Mordecai Manuel Noah... Grand Island... Jewish settlement
The top of the front page has an article which announces the approval of the Missouri Compromise: "The bills for the admission of Maine and Missouri into the union have been respectively signed by the president... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807
* Lewis and Clark expedition
Page 3 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 d... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 15, 1859
* Centerfold print of a baseball game in progress
Half of the double page centerfold is a terrific illustration of: 'A Base Ball Match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken' showing a game in progress. A very displayable print, showing almost the entire field. The other half shows a cricket match.
The frontpage shows: 'A German Beer Garden i... See More
THE EASTERN ARGUS, Portland, Maine, Aug. 17, 1858 Page 2 has half a column with a report on the first telegraphic transmission across the Atlantic Ocean, headed: "Atlantic Telegraph!" "Queen Victoria's Message", her message to Buchanan reading: "Her Majesty desires to congratulate the President upon the successful completion of the great international work, in wh... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 10, 1849 Over half of page 2 is taken up with: "The News From California", much of it having to do with the constitutional convention as they work towards statehood. Included as well: "To The People of California" and: "Proclamation To the People of California". A great wealth of reporting on creating a constitution... See More
THE DAILY GLOBE, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1844 Page 3 has a wonderful article on the newly invented telegraph, headed: "Morse's Magnetic Telegraph" and which begins: "We annex an article...relative to this wonderful discovery. It transmits information from this city to Baltimore and back again, a distance of 80 miles, almost instantaneously, and quicker than two persons ... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 16, 1858 The last column on the front page has: "THE GREAT CHESS TOURNAMENT IN EUROPE", which provides more than 2 1/2 columns regarding Paul Morphy's travel to Europe in 1858 to play Harry Staunton (a match which never took place), and an account of their correspondence related to what is now referred to as the Staunton-Morphy controversy. A great iss... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 15, 1858 The 1st column of page two has: "Arrival of Another Captured Slaver at Charleston", which tells of the capture of the slave ship 'Brothers". Another related article providing additional details is found on page 4.
Page 2 also has: "Our California Correspondence - A Visit to Fraser River - The Gold Diggings and the Yield of the Preci... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 7, 1858.
* President James Buchanan
* State of the Union Address
* Much regarding slavery, the slave states, Kansas, etc.
The first column of the front page has: "NATIONAL AFFAIRS", "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE", "New Political Epoch in the United States", and more, which provide the text followed by commentary regardin