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GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston MA, December 3, 1853. This 16 page newspaper is one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time. The famed Harper's Weekly didn't start until 1857. The woodcuts in these issues give the public a sense of what was going on around America at the time. This particular issue has the following woodcuts: Rail shooting, ftpg. - Court house, Bangor, Maine - City Hall, B... See More
LITERARY CADET & RHODE iSLAND STATESMAN, Providence, July 18, 1827 See the photo below for the interesting, illustrated advertisement for a "Warm Bath" with further text, and the print of a man in an 1820's-style bath tub. Complete in 4 pages, various news of the day plus many other ads as well. Some tears at the edges and some browning, generally nice as never bound nor trimmed.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 18, 1820 Over 3 pages within this issue are taken up with the: "President's Message", being James Monroe's annual state-of-the-union address. At its conclusion it is signed in type by the President: James Monroe.
Among other reports in this issue are:
* "Legislature of Vermont"
* "Legislature of Arkansas&qu... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 6, 1804 Pg. 2 news from "Vincenes" says that the "Delaware tribe of Indians relinquished to the United States all their claim to the extensive tract of country which lies between the Ohio, Wabash, and the road leading from Post-Vincenes, to the Great Falls of the Ohio." A few more comments about the importance of this acquisition. Very slight crease in this r... See More
ERIE GAZETTE, Erie, Pa., Nov. 9, 1837 On page 2 under "Important From Florida" is a report: " Glorious News -- Powell Taken--An express has just arrived in town from Fort Payton that Powell and 50 warriors have been taken prisoners..." Early and uncommon from the northwest corner of the Keystone State. Page 3 has archival mends to two minor margin tears and an archival reinforc... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1830 Among the articles within are: "Negro Cloths", a letter signed in type: Andrew Jackson declining an offer to attend a public dinner in Knoxville; "Virginia Gold" "Origin of the Slave Trade"; a letter to John Adams concerning "Anticipated Revolutions" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, datelines "M... See More
MANCHESTER AMERICAN & MESSENGER, Manchester, N.H., Sept. 4, 1852 On the front page under "Poetry" is a poem: "The Goblet of Life. By Henry W. Longfellow". Ftpg. has a bit of stray writing in the upper margin, archival mend to a tear in the last column of each leaf, bit of fold foxing on the front page.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, N.Y., Oct. 15, 1859 Front page illustration shows a worker seated at a machine: "Beauches Cigar-Making Machine", and an article: "Improved Machine For Making Cigars". A volume I issue of the "New Series". Soft horizontal fold crease. 16 pages.
THE PENNSYLVANIAN, Philadelphia, Oct. 31, 1839 An uncommon title with three pages of ads and notices, page 2 has news and topical items. First leaf has an archival mend in the upper margin, a few areas of foxing.
NEW-HAMSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Oct. 21, 1822 On the front page under "Expedition To The Rocky Mountains" is a lengthy extract from the "History of the Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains". The expedition was led by Maj. Long in 1819. Takes most of three columns. Hole in unrelated content affects each leaf.
THE JEFFERSONIAN, Albany, New York, April 14, 1838 A volume I issue (number 9) of this uncommon title published by Horace Greeley, who went on to greater fame as editor of the New York Tribune. Contains mostly political-related content, but also a "Summary Of News" on the bkpg. Quarto-size, 8 pgs., some loss in the outer blank margin of an inside leaf, areas of staining at the b... See More
THE DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., July 22, 1852 Topical item on the front page: "Gold Miners Lament". Subscribers name written in the upper margin, minor fold tear at the spine, archival mends to two tears on page 2, lite wear, two lite stains in unrelated text.
THE MERCURY AND NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, April 28, 1801 Page 2 report: "Castor Oil made in New York" describes the success of expressing oil from the seeds of the castor bean, mentioning that "...it is cold drawn and always fresher." Nice engraving of mercury in the masthead. Subscribers name in the blank area of the masthead, otherwise good.
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT AND STATE GAZETTE, Concord, New Hampshire, March 14, 1836 On the front page under "Stoney Point" are details about this strategic location on the Hudson River, with much about its role & significance during the Revolutionary War. Area of foxing in unrelated text in the upper left corner.
SUNDAY TIMES, N.Y., December 16, 1849 The photo shows the very nice masthead of this title which measures 15 1/2 inches across and is 3 inches tall. Mostly topical reports and literary-related content, some ads. Area of lite staining in the lower right corner affecting each leaf, some lite foxing. The issue that you receive may differ in date and content then the issue that is pictured. ... See More
DOLLAR WEEKLY MIRROR, Manchester, N.H., May 7, 1859 On page 2 under "Scissorings" is a brief report about the death of James D. Porter at Portland, Kentucky. Says he was known as the "Kentucky Giant" because he stood 7 feet 9 inches tall. Page 3 has an illustrated business ad for "Ambrotypes, Photographs & Daguerreotypes"
THE ALBION, New York, Dec. 1, 1838 Page 2 contains a lengthy article, taking over half the page, headed "Dickens's Tales" which begins: "Mr. Charles Dickens, the author of the above works, is the most popular writer of the day..." with much more (see photos). You get the complete 8 page issue, a bit irregular at the spine, a bit of scattered browning, generally quite nice.
NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Feb. 18, 1828 Page 3 has a one paragraph report about the death of Dewitt Clinton. Top and bottom of this report are black-bordered. First leaf has a small hole in the outer margin, small piece missing in the lower left corner, traces of foxing.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 2, 1817 Over half a page is taken up with: "Emigration - Account of Emigrants from Foreign Countries Arriving in the United States..." which includes a chart of the names of the ships, where from, where arrived at, and the number of passengers. Also: "President's Tour" which includes several addresses to him & his resp... See More
NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT, Concord, July 9, 1816 Page 2 has a report: Bolivar Victorious". Front page has stray writing above the masthead and an area of rubbing, occasional foxing. 4 pages.
THE SPECTATOR, N.Y., Sept. 2, 1801 On the front page under "New York Prices Current" is a list of prices for various goods. Takes the entire first column. Lite stain in the lower margin, occasional foxing.
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT AND STATE GAZETTE, Concord, June 20, 1836 On the front page under a woodcut of an eagle is "AN ACT to extend the western boundary of Missouri to the Missouri River", signed in type: Andrew Jackson. This created what is now the northwest boundary of Missouri. Has a non-archival mend to a tear in the outer margin, occasional foxing.
TRUMPET AND UNIVERSALIST MAGAZINE, Boston, Sept. 13, 1828 Has religious-related content, a few news items. Masthead has a woodcut of a trumpeting angel. Lite foxing. 4 pages.
NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, April 16, 1821
* Six James Monroe Acts
* Signed in type by James Monroe
On the front page under a woodcut of an eagle are six "Acts" and "A resolution authorizing the President...to cause astronomical observations to be made, to ascertain the Longitude of the Capitol, in...Washington, from some known meridian in Europe"... See More
UNITED STATES GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jan. 25, 1810
*Napoleon type signature...
*Adieu to Love...
The back page of this issue has the "Fontaineblue Decree" signed in type: Napoleon. Concerned the import and export of "colonial produce". This issue also has: "Manuscript Fugitive Poetry, No. II, An Adieu To Love". Uneven at the spine, sma... See More
*Franklin Pierce Informs the Senate of His Resignation
*Textual Sketch of Pierce's Career
A page 2 letter signed in type: Franklin Pierce informs the Senate of his resignation from that body. Also a textual sketch of Pierce's career under "The Honorable Franklin Pierce". First leaf has a small hole in unrelated content, f
THE PLOUGH BOY, Albany, New York, May 5, 1821
*"Mr Buchanan on Slavery" by James Buchanan
An uncommon title containing mostly agricultural-related content. The masthead has a woodcut of a farmer plowing a field. This issue contains an address from the Agricultural Society of the County of Oneida, signed by Thomas R. Gold. There is also a letter titled: "Mr. Buchana... See More
* Maria Antoinette Jones
Has literary content, topical items, bits of news and ads. A volume I issue (number 3) of this uncommon title. Feature article concerns Maria Antoinette Jones. Folio-size, 4 pages., foxing in the margins, otherwise in nice condition.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 2, 1820 Within this issue is a report headed: "South Sea Islands" which reads in part: "Since the death of Tamahamaha, king of the Sandwich Islands, we hear there has been a desperate battle fought for the right of succession to the crown. It terminated in the dethronement of the young prince, son of the king--and the queen mot... See More
AMERICAN PENNY MAGAZINE AND FAMILY NEWSPAPER, New York, August 2, 1845. This small sized 16 page newspaper has a front page woodcut of Niagara Falls which measures 6 x 4 inches. Text concerning these falls starts on the front page and continues to page 3. Good condition.
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 1, 1853 Halfpg. inside has a view of: " The Narrows, from Staten Island, New York". Third of a pg: " Steamboat Landing, Foot Of Lake George". Nearly a fullpg: "The Great California Cedar Tree".
MANCHESTER REPRESENTATIVE, Manchester, N.H., Sept. 2, 1842 On pg. 2 under "A Treaty" is the text of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed in type: Ashburton & Daniel Webster. Treaty settled various disputes between the U.S. and Great Britain, including the northeastern boundary with Canada. Three areas of lite to moderate foxing, with a bit in the text of the treaty.
NORTHERN STAR, AND WARREN AND BRISTOL GAZETTE, Warren, R.I., Feb. 3, 1827 A volume I issue (number 50) of this uncommon title. Has national and state legislative business, brief news items and ads. Lite wear, bit of stray writing in the margin above the masthead, minor ink stain, some lite staining in the margins, lite foxing.
NEW-YORKER, Aug. 8, 1835 Back page poem: " To The Appenines. By W. C. Bryant." Staining in the lower left corner affects each leaf, archival mend to a minor margin tear on the first leaf, some foxing. 4 pages.
THE WELL-SPRING, Boston, Dec. 13, 1844 A weekly published by the Massachusetts Sabbath School Society as stated in the masthead. Mostly religious-related content for Sunday School youngsters, with a few related illustrations. Religious-themed masthead has five small illustrations with embellishments. A volume I issue (number 50). Quarto-size, 4 pgs., lite war, otherwise in good condition.
NICHOLS JOURNAL, N.Y., May 13, 1854 Described in the masthead as: "A Weekly Newspaper, Devoted To Health, Intelligence, Freedom; Individual And Social Harmony." A volume II issue of this uncommon title containing literary-related content, topical items, and a few ads. Note: Gregory has no listing for this title. In very good condition.
LITERARY SUBALTERN, Providence, Jan. 6, 1829.
A folio-size newspaper with four pages, contains some literary content but also news, commentary and ads. This is the volume I, number 2 issue of this uncommon title. Note: Gregory has no listing for this title. Small part of the lower spine is a bit irregular, scattered lite foxing, with slightly more in the margins.
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BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, May 21, 1818.
On pg. 2 under "Domestic" and "Of The Indian War" is an "intelligence" report from an officer about the operations of General Jackson. Mentions the conflagration of the Indian town Missiskauki and that Jackson "..proceeded to St. Marks--the Spanish garrison surrendered...and [he] had arrived at Pensacola.." The rep... See More
THE AGE (EXTRA), Augusta, Maine., July 10, 1846 Has state legislative business, news reports, content from the Democratic State Convention and ads. Uncommon from the capital of Maine. Small folio-size, 4 pages in nice condition.
Lite staining and occasional foxing at the corners, lite foxing to unrelated text on the back page.
DAILY AMERICAN ORGAN, Washington, D.C., July 7, 1856 The inset shows the pg. 2 endorsement of the American Party or " Know-Nothing" candidates. Below this is a "Circular" announcing that "... satisfactory arrangements for the...maintenance of the AMERICAN ORGAN as an authoritative and advocate of the principles of the American Party, have been completed." Front page has the "Platform ... See More
BOSTON COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL GAZETTE, Boston, Massachusetts, May 17, 1802 On the bkpg. under "Definitive Treaty" is the text of a famous treaty known as the Treaty of Amiens which brought a brief lull to the Napoleonic Wars and relaxed trade restraints affecting American shipping. Signed in type by Bonaparte, Cornwallis and two other gentlemen. Archival mends to a few minor te... See More
THE STATESMAN, N.Y., June 30, 1826.
Page 2 has a brief report about a destructive storm at New Harmony. Also a detailed report on pg. 3 about the sheep-shearing festival on Nantucket. Some rubbing and areas of foxing, with some in the sheep-shearing report.
WALTONS DAILY JOURNAL, Montpelier, Vt., Oct. 27, 1854 Taking all of the ftpg. is a report: "National Baby Show" "Young America In Arms". Pg. 2 report: "Additional Particulars Concerning The Fate Of Sir John Franklin And His Companions". Small folio-size, in good condition.
UNITED STATES COMMERCIAL & STATISTICAL REGISTER, Phila., Oct. 16, 1839 Detailed reports inside under "The Fire At Philadelphia" & "Destructive Conflagration at N. York". Also figures from the "S. Carolina State Census". A volume I issue. Octavo-size, 16 pages., occasional foxing.
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, May 22, 1820 Pg. 2 has: "AN ACT to limit the term of office for certain officers therein named, and for other purposes", signed in type: James Monroe. Under "Missouri" is a report mentioning an election "... to form a state Constitution...". Typical ads, including an illustrate ship ad, are present. Lite foxing.
SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., June 5, 1838.
On pg. 2 under "Disgraceful Conflict" is a detailed account of the events that resulted in a fight on the floor of the House between John Bell and H. L. Turney, both from Tennessee. Bell would later be a presidential candidate for the Constitutional Union party in 1860. Occasional foxing.
SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., June 21, 1822 A detailed report under "The Unicorn" describes the head of a beast killed in Africa and then brought to a museum in London. Includes an engraving of the beasts head which resembles a rhinoceros, although some thought it to be the "Unicorn of Holy Writ". First leaf has a small piece missing in the outer margin, occasional foxing.