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676111

Huge & graphic political ad...

Item #676111

March 12, 1814

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 12, 1814 



* Great Caleb Strong illustrated ad



The front page is dominated by a very large engraving of a ship, part of a political notice in support of Caleb Strong for governor. Note that the flag on the tallest mast bears his name with political slogans on the other flags. Much text as well.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very decorative, nice ... See More  

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$57.00
676080

First print of an American President in a periodical?

Item #676080

November 23, 1844

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 23, 1844  



* 1st illustration of a U.S. president in a periodical




The front page begins with an article: "The American Presidency" carrying over to page 2, with some interesting commentary on the American democratic election process including; "...almost the only remaining instance of the elective principle applied to creating t... See More  

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$165.00
676079

Two illustrated slave ads, from the nation's capital...

Item #676079

July 19, 1856

EVENING STAR, Washington, D.C., July 19, 1856  The front page has an illustrated advertisement for a runaway slave headed: "$100 Reward" with details noted. And page 2 has an illustrated: "$25 Reward" for a runway boy slave, with details.

Four pages, nice condition.

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676065

Three double page prints, one circus-related...

Item #676065

October 20, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Oct. 20, 1860  There are 3 fine double page prints in this issue including: "The Brothers Hanlon, The Bold Gymnasts and Acrobats..." which has 9 prints of their acrobatics, and names of all 6 brothers. A great circus-related double page print.

Then a dramatic: "Loss of the British Steamer 'Connaught'...Her Passenger gets & Crew Numbering ... See More  

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676049

Very first use of the term "Bleeding Kansas"...

Item #676049

September 13, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 13, 1856  



* Origin of the expression "Bleeding Kansas"



This issue contains a notable first mention of a term which would come to define the conflict within the country in the years just prior to the Civil War, and indeed, would help lead to the divide that would take another 9 years and tens of thousands of lost lives to resolve.

"Bleeding Kansas... See More  

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676047

Lengthy & extremely detailed eye-witness account of the New Madrid earthquakes...

Item #676047

February 28, 1812

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, Feb. 28, 1812  



* New Madrid, Missouri

* Earthquakes disaster

* Great eyewitness account




Nearly three-quarters of the back page is taken up with a very lengthy and detailed letter under the heading: "EARTHQUAKE" prefaced with a paragraph noting in part: "We have postponed as numbers of articles...to make room for the following very interest... See More  

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676042

Battle of Waterloo: with a diagram...

Item #676042

August 15, 1815

WEEKLY AURORA, Philadelphia Aug. 15, 1815  



* Battle of Waterloo w/ diagram (rare)

* Duke of Wellington vs.Napoleon I




Concerning the famous Battle of Waterloo, the second page of this issue has a detailed report headed: "French Account Of The Battle."

The report takes about 1 1/2 columns on the second page and continues on next where, is a 6 1/4 by 2 3/4 inch diagram showing... See More  

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676041

Early California prints from the Gold Rush era...

Item #676041

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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676040

Japan visits the United States... Arctic expedition...

Item #676040

June 09, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, June 9, 1860  Not just the front page but several pages inside have prints concerning the visit of the Japanese Ambassadors to the United States and the White House. 

Also within is an article: "Correspondence Between Heenan and Sayers", the famous boxers of the era. And several prints and an article concerning the Arctic Expedition, including a prin... See More  

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676025

First American railroad publication...

Item #676025

August 16, 1833

AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, Aug. 16, 1834



* Very early on the railroad industry

* Uncommon publication




This is a very early issue of the very first American periodical on railroading, having begun the year prior.

The best feature of this newspaper is the great and very early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead, showing an engine with three cars. Note the simplicity of th... See More  

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675985

Fine account of the battle of San Jacinto...

Item #675985

June 02, 1836

VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, June 2, 1836  



* Battle of San Jacinto victory

* Capture of Santa Anna

* Texas Revolutuion

* War of Independence




Page 3 has a lengthy report from Congress with one bit mentioning: "...member of the committee on Foreign Affairs, hoped it would not be sent there to be put to sleep. It should not be referred till we were prepared to recognize the indepen... See More  

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675976

Fine account of "Bleeding Kansas" and the Battle of Osawatomie...

Item #675976

September 13, 1856

THE DAILY MINNESOTIAN, Said Paul, Sept. 13, 1856



* Battle of Osawatomie, Kansas

* Abolitionist John Brown

* Free-Staters vs. Border Ruffians

* Fight for pro and anti-slavery




 Actually a territorial newspaper as Minnesota did not gain statehood until May, 1858. 

Page 2 has some fine reporting on Bleeding Kansas, with a column headed: "Bloody Battle at Ossawatomie" &qu... See More  

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675972

The first of the Lincoln Douglas debates...

Item #675972

August 27, 1858

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, August 27, 1858 



* Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas

* The Great Debates of 1858 (first one)




We find that reports on the now-famous Lincoln Douglas debates are very difficult to find in newspapers outside of Illinois, perhaps not surprising because it as a senate race in Illinois and Lincoln was, at this time, still a relatively unknown figure
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675954

Early and rare from Florida... James Polk block signature...

Item #675954

August 05, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, August 5, 1848 



* Rare antebellum title

* 3 Acts signed by James Polk




Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

The ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress, one of which is signed by the President: James Polk. ... See More  

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675948

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

Item #675948

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 27, 1817  Certainly the best report in this issue is headed: "Of Galveston" which is about--among other items concerning 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. Barnard on the coast of Texas...Among the most conspicuous charac... See More  

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675875

Two great maps on the Crimean War...

Item #675875

December 03, 1854

NEW ORLEANS DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, Dec. 3, 1854



* Two great maps on the Crimean War

* Sevastopol Ukraine


* Rare antebellum title from the deep South




Almost the entire front page is taken up with reports on the Crimean War, with items headed: "Sevastopol Retaken" "Position of the Allies" "The Attack on Sevastopol" and more.

The prime feature of the ftpg. is a... See More  

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675520

2 slavers captured... African slave trade...

Item #675520

November 12, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Maine, Nov. 12, 1858



* The African slavery trade - slaves



Page 4 has two brief reports on the capture of2 slavers, one off the coast of Charleston and another off of Cuba. (see)

Eight pages, nice condition.

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675508

Burning of the Quarantine Hospital in Staten Island...

Item #675508

September 02, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 2, 1858 



* Quarantine Hospital burning

* Bayley Seton Hospital

* Tompkinsville, Staten Island




Page 4 has a column headed: "Great Conflagration at Staten Island" "Destruction of the Quarantine Establishment" with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases... See More  

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675346

Lincoln heads to Washington... Jefferson Davis' inaugural address...

Item #675346

February 19, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861  Page 5 has column heads with continued & detailed coverage of Lincoln's trip from his home to the nation's capital: "The President Elect En Route" "The Receptions In This State" "Enthusiasm Of The People" "His Arrival In Albany" "Immense Turnout" "The Speeches" "The Reception In this ... See More  

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675315

Michael Heilprin's famous response to Rabbi Raphall's sermon on slavery...

Item #675315

January 15, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 15, 1861 



* Michael Heilprin - Jewish biblical scholar

* Rabbi Morris Jacob Raphall on pro-slaves

* "The Bible View of Slavery" - Jews - Judaica




Page 5 has a lengthy article: "Slavery and The Hebrew Scriptures--Reply to the Rabbi Raphall".

Dr. Raphall's sermon, given on the President's Fast Day on January 4, was considered c... See More  

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675310

Very early Charleston...

Item #675310

January 14, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 14, 1803 



* Very rare & early Southern publication



A volume I issue (number 5) of this famous title from the South. Page 2 has a report from the Secretary of the Navy, as well as a report of the Secretary of State to the President, signed in type respectively: Robert Smith, and James Madison.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine... See More  

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675238

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675238

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857  The back page has a report which could be considered the birth of organized baseball. And printed the day after the event happened.

The second column has an article headed: "Our National Sports" with subheads: "The Game of Base Ball--Convention of the Various Clubs Of the City and Vicinity--The Laws to Be Codified--Central Park Commission... See More  

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675220

Much on John Brown's invasion of Harper's Ferry...

Item #675220

November 21, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 21, 1859 



* John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry



Inside pages have column heads including: "John Browns Invasion--More Tribulation" taking nearly 2 columns; "The John Brown Fund" "What The Country Thinks Of It--Response Of The Northern Heart" "Boston Caring For Browns Family--Public Meeting For Their Relief" &qu... See More  

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675110

Mormons settling in San Bernardino, California...

Item #675110

November 06, 1851

NEW YORK OBSERVER, Nov. 6, 1851  Page 2 has a report headed: "California" with various news items, one with a mini-head: "Mormons" noting in part: "A large party of Mormons have concluded a bargain for the purchase of the rancho of San Bernardino near Los Angeles...San Bernardino, for the purposes of the Mormons, is one of the finest establishments in the country...Ou... See More  

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675098

Prince of Wales' visit to Canada... Honors to boxer John Heenan...

Item #675098

August 25, 1860

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 25, 1860  The full front page is a print of: "Sir Edmund W. Head, Governor-General of Canada". Additionally, inside has 5 prints relating to the visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada.

A very nice full page print: "Grand Festival Reception to John C. Heenan, at Jones's Wood...On His Return to America After His Celebrated Conte... See More  

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675081

News from the Mexican War...

Item #675081

September 24, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 24, 1847  Page 3 has; "The Battle of Mexico" as well as: "Latest News From Chihuahua" "Satisfactory stare of Things Between Americans & Mexicans--The Mexicans Adhere Rigidly to Col. Doniphan's Treaty" and: "From Santa Fe" with even more reports.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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675080

Considerable reporting on the Mexican War...

Item #675080

September 23, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 1847  The inside pages have much reporting on the Mexican War, including: "The New Regiments" "General Pillow" "General Pierce" "Peace with Mexico" and an interesting letter from: Headquarters 1st Brigade 3rd Div. U.S.A at Mexsoque, Mexico.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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675079

Considerable reporting on the Mexican War...

Item #675079

September 10, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 1847  Page 2 has: "Glorious News From Mexico: Battles of Penon and San Angel" "Defeat of Santa Anna--City of Mexico at our Feet--General Valencia Routed--Suspension of Arms--Probability of a Speedy Peace...". These reports take 4 full columns with considerable detail.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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675070

America's first ventriloquist... Honoring Commodore Truxton...

Item #675070

November 23, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Nov. 23, 1802  Inside has an interesting article headed: "Mr. Rannie" with nice text on: "The celebrated ventriloquist..." with much on him. A website notes that Mr. Rannie is generally considered to be the first ventriloquist in America.

The same page has a brief report: "Tribute To Valor" celebrating co... See More  

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675068

Sperm whale advertisement.... Insurrection of Blacks...

Item #675068

August 30, 1811

REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Aug. 30, 1811  A front page business ad for Winter Strained Oil includes a woodcut of a sperm whale. Reports inside includes: "Insurrection of the Blacks in Jamaica" "Improvement In Printing" "French Pirates" and much more.

Four pages, good condition.

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675052

March of the Sioux Indians...

Item #675052

March 02, 1850

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 2, 1850  The top of the front page features a nice print of: "March Of The Sioux. From Frost's 'Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians" which has a related article as well.

Four pages, quite large folio size, 3 folds with creases at the folds, otherwise good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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675040

Judge resigns over frustrations with the Mormons...

Item #675040

May 05, 1857

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Ohio, May 5, 1857



* Uncommon publication



Page 2 has: "Affairs in Utah" taking one-third of a column, detailing the 6 (quite biased) reasons why one of the justices of the Utah Territory supreme court has resigned. A few include in part: "...Brigham Young, the governor...is the acknowledged head of the 'Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints'... See More  

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675018

Warsaw Jews given additional rights...

Item #675018

November 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 1848 



* Jewish - Jews - Judaica



The bottom of the ftpg. has a small article: "The Jews In Favor" noting in part: "...accords some extension to the rights which the Jews enjoyed in Poland. It declares that in 13 streets where only 3 Jews have been hitherto admitted to live, as many as five can reside for the future...they m... See More  

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675001

Charles Dickens and his marital status...

Item #675001

August 16, 1858

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 16, 1858  Page four has a small article pertaining to Charles Dickens: "Mr. Charles Dickens appears to us in the light of a gentleman badly in need of good advice... has recently felt constrained to separate from his wife of some twenty-odd years. That wife has said nothing, and, so far as the public is aware, has instigate others to say nothing, about the ma... See More  

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674859

News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

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674825

Uncommon Kit Carson mention...

Item #674825

November 13, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 13, 1858 



* Kit Carson fights the Navajo Indians



Page 4 has: "News from New Mexico" with a brief report stating in part: "...Kit Carson had passed through Santa Fe with a band of Ute Indians. The latter were on their way to fight the Navajos, with whom they were at war..." with more.

Ftpg. column heads include: "Details of Two Week
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674797

Pair of issues with the constitution of Maine...

Item #674797

September 09, 1820

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, September 9 and 16, 1820  A pair of issues within which is the complete text of the: "Constitution of Maine" which begins in the Sept. 9 issue & includes the Preamble and articles 1 thru X on nearly 7 pages, with the balance of the Constitution found in the Sept. 16 issue, beginning on the front page and carrying over to take 3 pages.

A significa... See More  

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674751

Baseball reporting from before the Civil War...

Item #674751

September 26, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 26, 1857  This newspaper was focused on sports and entertainment, with a wealth of both inside.

Included is: "Base Ball" which has box scores and details on 3 baseball games as well as other baseball-related reports. Other sports covered are: "Pedestrianism" "Fistiana "Cricket" "Aquatics", horse ra... See More  

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674737

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674737

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

The diagr... See More  

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674736

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674736

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

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674721

A fleet of U.S. men-of-war...

Item #674721

June 11, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 11, 1859  The front page has illustration of: "Victor Emmanuel, King of Sardinia" and a nice print: "View Of A Fleet of United States Men-of-War" showing the Susquehannah, the Saratoga, the St. Marys, the Supply, the Plymouth, the Perry, the Mississippi, and the Princeton.

Prints inside include: "Sheep Shearing i... See More  

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674690

Print of two Indians on the front page...

Item #674690

February 23, 1850

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 23, 1850  The front page has a print: "An Indian Duel" which is from "Frost's 'Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians' " with a related article.

Four pages, very large size, several folds with minor wear at the margins & folds. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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674674

Early (1855) sewing machine...

Item #674674

December 01, 1855

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 1, 1855  This issue contains several illustrations and articles related to the latest inventions of the day. These illustrations include: "Cowperthwaite's Patent Sewing Machine", "Sawing A Log By Its Own Weight", "Combined Weather Strip and Lock" and more. See images for details.

Complete in 8 pages, some corner f... See More  

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674545

Burning of the Quarantine Hospital.... The slave ship Echo...

Item #674545

September 03, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1858  The front page is almost entirely taken up with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases. First column heads included: "THE STATEN ISLAND ARSON "Full Details of the Burning of the Quarantine Buildings" "Boasts of the Incendiaries" "The U... See More  

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674544

Working towards California joining the Union...

Item #674544

August 03, 1850

NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 3, 1850



* California statehood voting

* Joining the Union close




 Page five reports on: "The California Bill in the House" noting in part: "...After the expiration of the morning hour spent on Resolutions, the House went into Committee, and by a vote of 86 to 83, decided to go on with the California bill...Now there is just one way to put the... See More  

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674543

Ship Pacific sued... Polk's funeral...

Item #674543

July 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1849  Page 3 has a report "Ship Pacific" concerning a law suit for an over-sold ship to California. Also pg. 2 has a report on the: "Funeral Ceremonies" for President James K. Polk.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, minor foxing, good condition.

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674520

Early view of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada...

Item #674520

January 12, 1856

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 12, 1856  There are several nice military-themed prints inside, but some of the better prints are; "The Hon. Sir Allan MacNab, Prime Minster of Canada" and a nice half page view of: "Hamilton, Canada West, From the Mountain" and a great full page print: "Bear Hunting In Sweden".

Complete in 24 pages, great condition.

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674513

Early, detailed letter from San Diego...

Item #674513

April 24, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1847  Much reporting on the Mexican War, plus the front page has: "Late From California" which is a lengthy letter from San Diego reading more like a travelogue than a military report, although there is mention of a battle with the Mexicans.

Also on the ftpg: "Letter From Gen. Taylor" and "Santa Anna's Dispositi... See More  

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674459

Early Tallahassee...

Item #674459

March 27, 1847

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, March 27, 1847  Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

The front page includes various reports from the Mexican War including: "From The Army - The Army News" "From the Army--Late & Very Import... See More  

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674458

Early Tallahassee... The Mexican War...

Item #674458

March 27, 1847

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, March 27, 1847  Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, 14 years before the Civil War.

The front page includes various reports from the Mexican War including: "From The Army - The Army News" "From the Army--Late & Very ... See More  

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