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April 09, 1859
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, April 9, 1859 Talk about an ornate masthead--see the photos for not only one of the larger mastheads, but one of the most ornate and handsome to be had of the 19th century. Nice & quite large illus. of a 3 masted ship, with other embellishments.
This issue has many tears at the edge, a few extending into the prints or text, but fortunately ... See More
August 29, 1804
MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, dated Aug. 29, 1804. Click on the camera below to see the interesting page 2 article headed: "Counterfeit Bank Notes" with a brief article on this problem in Virginia. An early item and great to have in a period newspaper. Scattered foxing throughout, 4 pages, minimal edge wear, generally good.
February 15, 1840
BAY STATE DEMOCRAT, Boston, Feb. 15, 1840 Issue has numerous ads, including one on the ftpg. for "Patent Balances And Scales" which has three small illustrations of scales or balances. Good condition. Note: The images shown are stock photos of a similar issue to show the look, condition, masthead, and actual balance/scales image you will receive.
April 05, 1827
MANUFACTURER'S & FARMER'S JOURNAL, April 5, 1827. A front page "Act" making appropriations for the purchase of books for the Library of Congress is signed in type: John Quincy Adams. Area of foxing, more so in masthead, otherwise good condition.
October 04, 1844
THE WELL-SPRING, Boston, Oct. 4, 1844 A tabloid-size paper with 4 pages: "Published Weekly, By The Massachusetts Sabbath School Society", as stated in the masthead. Religious content for Sunday school children. Nice masthead has 5 spiritual-like woodcuts. Some foxing & minor edge tears.
February 22, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, February 22, 1861. Page two has: "Important Decision" "The Slave-trader--Evidence--Presumptions" which is about a district court case, "The United States, vs. The Bark Kate and Her Cargo".
March 25, 1848
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Connecticut, March 25, 1848 Page 2 has: "Revolution in France!", "Abdication and Flight of Louis Phillippe", "500 Lives Lost", "A Provisional Govt. Appointed and a Republic Proclaimed".
Other news and advertisements, some which are illustrated, are within.
Complete in four pages and is in good condition.
March 10, 1848
UNITED STATES AND TRUE AMERICAN, Phila., Mar. 10, 1848 Has numerous ads, and a very ornate woodcut in the masthead. Piece missing at the lower left corner affects each leaf, otherwise good.
December 09, 1857
THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Ind., Dec. 9, 1857 "The Presidents Message" on pg. 3 is an editorial that analyzes & critiques. A few edge tears.
December 25, 1846
THE WELL-SPRING, Boston, Nov. 28, 1845 A tabloid-size paper with 4 pages: "Published Weekly, By The Massachusetts Sabbath School Society", as stated in the masthead. Religious content for Sunday school children. Nice masthead has 5 spiritual-like woodcuts. Some foxing & minor edge tears.
December 08, 1855
BALLOUS PICTORIAL, Dec. 8, 1855 Ftpg. illus. of: "William M. Thackeray". "Sketches in Spain" includes 7 illus. including "The Royal Palace at Madrid". Bkpg. has a "General View of Newport, R.I." taking less than 1/4 pg. Text also.
March 12, 1847
WASHINGTON REPUBLICAN, Salem, Indiana, March 12, 1847 This newspaper is in nice condition (except for light waterstaining) due to the use of cotton and rags when making newsprint at that time.
This issue contains various news of the day and interesting advertisements, providing a taste of what life was like in this town from during the Mexican War.
A very early issue for a newspaper from ... See More
July 03, 1811
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL EXTRA, Boston, Massachusetts, July 3, 1811 A four page extra containing the "Hon. Robert's Smith's Address To the People of the United States" being his explanation that led to his resignation as Secretary of State. Sources say that he was actually dismissed by President Madison.
Complete in four pages measuring 15 by 10 inches, untrimmed and in good conditi... See More
July 19, 1826
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 19, 1826 The ftpg. has three "Acts" each signed in type: John Quincy Adams. Dampstaining at the spine, otherwise in generally good condition.
February 11, 1824
SUPPLEMENT TO THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, (Washington), Feb. 11, 1824 A folio-size singlesheet, most of which is taken up by a "Speech Of Mr. M'Lane, (Of Del.)". Traces of foxing but mostly nice. Untrimmed.
April 07, 1821
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, July 7, 1821 A writer relates his experience in eating rattlesnake (almost) in a front page article head: "The Rattle-snake eaten in East Florida."
Other news and advertisements, some which are illustrated, are within.
This is complete in four pages, untrimmed, and is in nice condition.
January 05, 1809
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Jan. 5, 1809 The "New Year's Address Of The Carrier of the Chronicle" takes all of the first column on the ftpg. re. the Carrier's Address in the form of a poem. Some foxing.
November 26, 1811
THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Massachusetts, November 26, 1811 The ftpg. has: "Affair Of The Little Belt" being the correspondence between James Monroe and Mr. Morier, followed by those between Monroe and Foster. All letters are signed in type by their respective authors. Subscriber's name written above the masthead.
Complete in four pages with light fold rubbing... See More
December 14, 1831
BADGER'S WEEKLY MESSENGER, Clinton Hall, N.Y., Dec. 14, 1831 Over half of the ftpg. has the: "Message" signed: Andrew Jackson. Good.
August 28, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 28, 1824 See the photo for the short article on an inside page concerning gold mining in Aruba. An uncommon account.
A complete, 16 page issue measuring 6 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing throughout but causing no loss of readability.
November 30, 1833
THE PENNY MAGAZINE, London, Nov. 30, 1833 A quarto-size publication, the ftpg. has a halfpg. illustration: "Central Nave of St. Peter's" in Rome. Small stain in the outer margin, o/w good.
February 03, 1840
BAY STATE DEMOCRAT, Boston, February 3, 1840 A ftpg. business ad for "Patent Balances And Scales" gives details about the business. Includes two small woodcuts of scales and one of a balance. Fold creases, o/w generally good.
Item #150175THE PERFECTIONIST, Putney, Vermont, 1843 This is the earliest Oneida Community newspaper we have from just 2 years after its founding. This small folio-size newspaper only published twice a month, by J. H. Noyes & J. L. Skinner. Within these 4 pages the editors espouse their Christian philosophy which became the foundation of the Oneida movement, which would take on greater presence in t... See More
July 29, 1824
THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 29, 1824 Pg. 3 has: "Capture Of Pirates" re. action near Matanzas.
June 30, 1824
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 30, 1824 The ftpg. has an "Act" for the construction of "Light Houses, Light Vessels & Beacons" at many listed locations. Good condition.
Item #140909SCOTTISH AMERICAN JOURNAL, New York, NY, 1861 Obviously a newspaper published for those American with Scottish ancestry, many of whom were likely first generation at this time. Very handsome masthead. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures approximately 21x14 inches and contains 8 pages.
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