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681448

From this exclusive Long Island community...

Item #681448

June 14, 1879

THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, June 14, 1879 



* Rare high class community title



An uncommon title from this once-famous whaling town near the eastern end of Long Island, now more famous as a playground for the rich & famous who frequent the neighboring Hamptons. 

Various local and national news of the day, plus a great wealth of advertisements. Nev
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$37.00
681302

Paul Revere's son in the bell foundry business...

Item #681302

February 25, 1822

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 25, 1822  The bottom of the front page has an illustrated ad for "Joseph W. Revere..."Factory and ship Bells..." with a bit more.

Joseph was the 3rd Paul Revere's 8 children, taking over the bell foundry business from his father in 1811.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.... See More  

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$26.00
681281

A letter signed by Charles Dickens...

Item #681281

March 25, 1859

NEW-YORK TIMES, March 25, 1859  The front page has: "Mr. Thackeray, Mr. Yates & the Garrick Club" being a letter from Charles Dickens to Mr. Thackeray offering to mediate in Mr. Yates' quarrel with Mr. Thackeray and the Garrick Club, signed in type: Charles Dickens.

Other news of the day includes: "The War Question" "From Arizona" "The Kansas Gold M... See More  

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$32.00
681270

Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...

Item #681270

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 27, 1817



* Pirate Jean Lafitte

* Galveston, Texas

* Gulf of Mexico




Certainly the best report in this issue is headed "Of Galveston" which is concerning, among other items about Galveston, Texas,  the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barn... See More  

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$76.00
681251

Connection to the Lincoln assassination...

Item #681251

October 16, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 16, 1858 



* Theatrical connection to the Lincoln assassination

* Debut of the play "Our American Cousin"

* Three days until opening night




The play President Abraham Lincoln attended on the night he was shot was "Our American Cousin". Its "world" premiere was actually in New York City on October 18, 1858.

This issue contains on page ... See More  

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$33.00
681217

Death by duel of naval hero Stephen Decatur...

Item #681217

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  

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681204

Death of LaFayette... New Jewish synagogue...

Item #681204

June 21, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 21, 1834 



* General LaFayette death

* Jewish Synagogue




Page 11 has a very early report of the death of Lafayette: "...By a late arrival we learn that the good LAFAYETTE died on the 20th May in the 77th year of his age. The papers are filled with tributes of respect to his memory. He was the illustrious link between the past age & th... See More  

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681184

The United States to buy Texas from Mexico...

Item #681184

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  

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681183

Return of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, with details...

Item #681183

November 04, 1806

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Nov. 4, 1806 



* Lewis and Clark Expedition

* Safe return - homeward bound




Page 7 has a nice report concerning the Lewis & Clark Expedition noting their safe return, with some accounting of their experiences.

It is prefaced with: "The National Intelligencer announces the arrival of the captains Lewis and Clarke, with th... See More  

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681103

The "downfall of Babylon" and "fake news"...

Item #681103

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  

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681036

The Halls of Montezuma...

Item #681036

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  

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680972

Early print of the bluffs along the Mississippi...

Item #680972

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.

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680960

Early California prints from the Gold Rush era...

Item #680960

November 06, 1852

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Nov. 6, 1852  Of interest is the nice page 4 half page print of: "Sutter's Mill With a View of Coloma, California" and the facing page half page print: "Mission of San Carlos, California".

There is a related article: "California Views" which mentions in part: "...This as the spot where the first discovery of gold was mad... See More  

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680944

Much reporting on the Mexican War as it nears its end...

Item #680944

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  

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680932

Five American newspapers: 1803-1809...

Item #680932

April 20, 1803

Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, April 20, 1803; United States' Gazette, Nov. 2, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Aug. 24, 1808; New England Palladium, Jan. 8, 1805; and Providence Gazette, Oct. 28, 1809. 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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$47.00
680922

Traveling in the United States...

Item #680922

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.

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680902

Early report of the gold diggings in California... Slave ship captured...

Item #680902

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  

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680899

Famous Tom Sayers & John Heenan boxing match...

Item #680899

April 30, 1860

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 30, 1860 



* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* Famous boxing match - fight




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 a... See More  

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680898

The first "learned society"...

Item #680898

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  

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680854

Baseball report in a sporting newspaper, before the Civil War...

Item #680854

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  

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680821

Battle Of Waterloo...

Item #680821
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Supplement issue for the January-June volume, 1815



* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium

* Duke of Wellington vs. Napoleon I




This "Supplement" issue reports one of the more notable military events in European history, the battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon Buonparte was defeated by England's Duke of Wellington. And terrific to have this in a Br... See More  

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$78.00
680798

Print of Jewish hospital...

Item #680798
THE 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  

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680797

Print of Jewish hospital...

Item #680797
THE 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  

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$63.00
680786

Davy Crockett heads for Texas...

Item #680786

December 26, 1835

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 26, 1835 



* Rare Davy Crockett report



The front page includes: "The emigration to Arkansas is very great--'with large droves of negroes'...exclusive of those who are about to join the people of Texas. Col. Crocket has left Little Rock, with his followers, for Texas. Many others had the same destination."  Just over 2 mon... See More  

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680737

First of this title we have offered?

Item #680737

March 18, 1837

STAR IN THE EAST & NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSALIST, Concord, March 18, 1837



* Rare publication

* Merrimack County




A religious newspaper with a nice masthead. Perhaps the first of this title we have offered.

Four pages, light damp staining at the right side, good shape.... See More  

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680732

John Adams invited to celebrate the anniversary of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth...

Item #680732

March 30, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1803  The ftpg. has a letter from the people of Plymouth to John Adams inviting him to a celebration of: "...the first landing of our Fore Fathers at this place.", with his response, signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival strengthening at the spine, good condition.

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$35.00
680731

Unusual tightrope walking print ad...

Item #680731

July 15, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, July 15, 1818 



* Tightrope walking ad

* Boston circus




News of the day with many ads throughout. The most interesting content is a page 3 illustrated advertisement for "Mr. Vilallave" and his tightrope walking exhibition, which includes a print of him on the wire.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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680685

Taylor's state-of-the-union address...

Item #680685

December 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849 



* President Zachary Taylor

* State of the Union Address

* Best publication to be had ?




Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from "Congress" including several mention of "...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi..." which was Jefferson Davis, who would become the President of the Confederacy.

Much of pages 4 ... See More  

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680644

Very early Mormon report...

Item #680644

September 08, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832 



* Very early report on the Mormons

* Detailed 1830 census report




Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 als... See More  

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680643

Death of Vice-Presdent George Clinton... Statehood of Louisiana...

Item #680643

April 25, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 25, 1812  Inside has a report headed: "George Clinton -- Dead !" which includes: "... It is with feeling of unmixed veneration for the character of the revolutionary hero, the patriot and statesman, combined in one, that we announce that the venerable GEORGE CLINTON IS NO MORE. He expired about 9 o'clock yesterday morning, at his lodgin... See More  

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680635

Famous utterance of the 19th century: "Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!"

Item #680635

March 06, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 6, 1830  Daniel Webster was a leading American statesman during the nation's antebellum period. Webster's desire to see the Union preserved and conflict averted led him to search out compromises designed to stave off the sectionalism that threatened war between the North and South.

Webster's efforts to steer the nation away from civil ... See More  

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680633

People of color must leave Texas...

Item #680633

August 22, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 22, 1840  



* Mirabeau B. Lamar - President of Texas

* Orders all free African Americans to leave




An inside page has a brief yet notable item headed: "Texas" reading: "President Lamar has issued a proclamation commanding all free persons of color, now in the republic of Texas to remove therefrom before the 1st day of January, ... See More  

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680590

The California Gold Rush...

Item #680590

December 02, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1848  Page 3 has a report headed: "From California" which includes in part: "...fully confirms the most glowing accounts heretofore received in the States of the richness & extent of the gold region...the gold is found from the tops of the highest mountains to the bottom of the rivers..." with more. An early report on t... See More  

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680580

President Jefferson offers pardon for military deserters...

Item #680580

October 19, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson pardons

* United States Army deserters




The ftpg. has much on the continued High Treason trial of Aaron Burr & 2 others. Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" by the President concerning those: "...who have deserted from the army of the United States...has become sensible of their offense &am... See More  

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680561

Broadside "Extra" printed in blue ink for the 4th of July...

Item #680561

July 06, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD, EXTRA, July 6, 1842 A  broadside (single sheet printed on one side only) "Extra" with the content being mostly inconsequential with various European reports.

Very nice condition, 15 1/4 by 20 inches.

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680551

The great Irish temperance reformer...

Item #680551

July 24, 1847

THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, July 24, 1847 



* Father Matthew - Irish Catholic priest

* Teetotalist - temperance reformer print




The front page has a print headed: "Portrait Of Father Mathew" captioned: "The Great Irish Temperance Reformer" followed by a bit of text on him.

Eight pages, good condition.

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680518

Early print of Melbourne, Australia...

Item #680518

December 29, 1855

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 29, 1855  The front page has a nice print captioned: "Melbourne, Australia" along with a full column article with the same heading.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with mild fold & margin wear, good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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680517

Early print of Sitka, Alaska...

Item #680517

December 01, 1855

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 1, 1855



* Rare Sitka, Alaska view illustration



 The front page has a nice print captioned: "Sitka, The Russian Possession on the North-West Coast of America". This is a very early newspaper print of this Alaska town, from 12 before America would purchase it from Russia.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds wi... See More  

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$56.00
680516

Early print of Eskimo women...

Item #680516

December 31, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 31, 1853  The front page has a print captioned: "Esquimaux Ladies" with a related article on the Eskimo Indians.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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$38.00
680515

Early print of Australia...

Item #680515

April 09, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 9, 1853  The front page has a print captioned: "Sunday In Australia" with a related article.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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$34.00
680514

Early print of a street in San Francisco...

Item #680514

March 05, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 5, 1853  The front page has a print headed: "American Scenes - Street View In San Francisco".

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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$38.00
680513

Early print of St. Johns, New Brunswick...

Item #680513

November 27, 1852

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1852  The front page has a print of the: "City of St. Johns, New Brunswick" with a descriptive article as well.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Item from Catalog 317 (released for April, 2022)...

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$34.00
680512

Early print of Oglethorpe University, Georgia...

Item #680512

September 18, 1852

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 18, 1852  The front page has a print of: "Oglethorpe University, Georgia" with a descriptive article on the college in Medway, Ga. It was founded in 1835 and exists to this day.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin tears. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$36.00
680494

Print of New York City in 1849...

Item #680494

May 05, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 5, 1849  The front page has a print of: "The City of New York, From Weehawken", New Jersey. With a bit of text as well.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear including some loss, but not to the print. Generally good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$28.00
680492

P. T. Barnum's Iranistan home in Bridgeport...

Item #680492

March 20, 1852

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 20, 1852  The front page has a print of: "Mr. Barnum's Oriental Villa, Bridgeport, Conn." with a bit of text. This was his famous Iranistan building.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor fold & margin wear. Generally good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

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$37.00
680484

Description of early Arkansas...

Item #680484

November 16, 1820

PROVIDENCE GAZETTE, Rhode Island, Nov. 16, 1820  Page 2 has a report: "The Arkansaw Territory" which is an extract from a letter written to a friend in New Hampshire which begins: "I would have answered you sooner, but I have been sick almost ever since I received your letter; and this is the first day I have felt able to write; I am now very weak. This country must be called s... See More  

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680468

Last signer of the Declaration of Independence dies... Jackson re-elected...

Item #680468

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  

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$48.00
680424

The Seminole and Creek Indians in Florida...

Item #680424

November 26, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 26, 1836  Among the many items in this issue is: "War In Florida" concerning the Seminoles and Creeks, taking the equivalent of a full page. Also: "Tennessee Volunteers" "Voyage In Search of Lost Whalers" "From Liberia" and more.

Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, some very minor foxing, other in nice conditi... See More  

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$26.00
680423

Judaica content... The cholera & Mormons... Davy Crockett...

Item #680423

August 02, 1834

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 2, 1834  Page 2 has a simple one sentence report, interesting nonetheless: "A public dinner was given to col. David Crockett, at Louisville, Kentucky, on his way home."

Page 3 has a curious item about death caused by drinking cold water (a common thought in the 19th century--see), followed by a report noting: "The cholera...exists ... See More  

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$49.00
680420

Many neat front page illustrated advertisements...

Item #680420
NEW YORK EVENING POST, August, 1815  The front page is filled with advertisements, including an illustrated ad for a steam boat,  and at least ten illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, some scattered foxing, generally nice condition.

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$25.00
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