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Bangor Maine...

Item #205041

December 03, 1853

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  

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Item #204882
THE SALEM GAZETTE, Mass., 1836.   A very well known title from early in the formation of the United States.   News of the day, period advertising, and editorials - all illustrating the flavor of this important and formative period.  The image shown is an example of the condition and look of the issue you will receive, but the actual dates vary (all 1836).  Your issu... See More  

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Early illustrated bathtub advertisement...

Item #204720

July 18, 1827

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.

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Monroe's state of the union address...

Item #204687

November 18, 1820

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  

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Delaware Indian Tribe From 1804...

Item #204175

October 06, 1804

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  

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Erie, Pennsylvania....

Item #204160

November 09, 1837

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  

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Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson...

Item #204155

October 02, 1830

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  

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Henry Longfellow Poem...

Item #204133

September 04, 1852

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.

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Cigar Making Machine...

Item #204127

October 15, 1859

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.

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Scarce Title From Philadelphia...

Item #204126

October 31, 1839

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.

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Mjor Long Rocky Mountain Expedition...

Item #204123

October 21, 1822

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.

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Horace Greeley newspaper...

Item #204105

April 14, 1838

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

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Gold Miners....

Item #204091

July 22, 1852

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.

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Castor Oil Manufacturing...

Item #203987

April 28, 1801

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 " is cold drawn and always fresher." Nice engraving of mercury in the masthead. Subscribers name in the blank area of the masthead, otherwise good.

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Stoney Point Description...

Item #203200

March 14, 1836

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.

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Very Ornate America Themed Masthead...

Item #203958

December 16, 1849

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  

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The Kentucky Giant...

Item #203945

May 07, 1859

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"

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On Charles Dickens...

Item #203859

December 01, 1838

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.

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Death Of Dewitt Clinton...

Item #203762

February 18, 1828

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.

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Details on emigration to the United States......

Item #203742

August 02, 1817

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  

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Bolivar Victory... Concord New Hampshire...

Item #203573

July 09, 1816

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.

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New York Prices Current...

Item #203552

September 02, 1801

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.

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Andrew Jackson Extends Missouri...

Item #203546

June 20, 1836

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.

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Angel Masthead...

Item #203523

September 13, 1828

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.

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Six James Monroe Acts of Congress...

Item #203433

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 cause astronomical observations to be made, to ascertain the Longitude of the Capitol, in...Washington, from some known meridian in Europe"... See More  

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Fontainebleau Decree...

Item #203392

January 25, 1810

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  

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Franklin Pierce Letter...

Item #203350

March 18, 1842


*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
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Letter signed by President James Buchanan...

Item #203341

May 05, 1821

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  

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Volume 1 Providence Rhode Island...

Item #203327

January 09, 1829

LITERARY SUBALTERN, Providence, Rhode Island, Jan. 9, 1829.

* 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.
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Struggle for the throne in Hawaii...

Item #203103

December 02, 1820

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  

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Niagara Falls Print & Text...

Item #202846

August 02, 1845

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.

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Item #201779

October 01, 1853

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".

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Webster... Ashburton Treaty...

Item #201733

September 02, 1842

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.

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General News...

Item #201664

February 03, 1827

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.

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Poet William Cullen Bryant...

Item #201636

August 08, 1835

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.

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Very early Wisconsin... from Milwaukie...

Item #201630
MILWAUKIE DAILY SENTINEL, 1845 Has all ads on the front and back pages, with bit of news, ads and other content on pgs. 2 and 3. A volume 2 issue of this early title from "Milwaukie", three years before Wisconsin became a state! Dampstaining in much of the lower half affecting each leaf, plus a few stains here as well, the text however, is still quite readable. The photo shown is &q... See More  

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Nice Secular Content...

Item #201532

December 13, 1844

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.

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Nice literary content and ads...

Item #201481

May 13, 1854

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.

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Nice literary content and ads...

Item #201447

January 06, 1829

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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General Andrew Jackson...Indian Battles...

Item #201379

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  

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1846 Augusta Maine...the Democratic State Convention...

Item #201354

July 10, 1846

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.

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James Madison declaration... U.S. census...

Item #201241

June 14, 1811

UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Washington City, June 14, 1811  The back page has a declaration issued by the President suspending certain building regulations in the city of Washington, signed in type: James Madison.

Lite staining and occasional foxing at the corners, lite foxing to unrelated text on the back page.

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American Party Or "Know-Nothing" Candidates...

Item #201232

July 07, 1856

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  

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Treaty Of Amiens... Napoleon...

Item #201111

May 17, 1802

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  

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Nantucket Sheep Shearing Festival...

Item #201093

June 30, 1826

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.

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Early Baby Show Montpelier VT 1854...

Item #201021

October 27, 1854

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.

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South Carolina Census... Philadelphia Fire...

Item #200976

October 16, 1839

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.

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1820 James Monroe Act... Missouri...

Item #200404

May 22, 1820

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. 

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1838 Fight on Congress Floor...

John Bell and H.L. Turney

Item #200286

June 05, 1838

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.

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1822 Unicorn Killed in Africa?...

Item #200230

June 21, 1822

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.

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