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675978

Battle of Tippecanoe: lengthy & detailed account...

Item #675978

December 26, 1811

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 26, 1811



* Battle of Tippecanoe

* William Henry Harrison




The prime content is the front page  report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, prefaced with: "...message from the President of the United States, enclosing governor Harrison's two letters...on the late engagement with the Indians on the Wabash..." with the complete text carrying ov... See More  

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$115.00
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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$110.00
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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$76.00
675895

The battle of San Jacinto...

Item #675895

May 19, 1836

NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia,  May 19, 1836 



* Battle of San Jacinto victory

* Capture of Santa Anna

* Texas Revolutuion

* War of Independence




The front page has: "Important From Texas" which reports that the Mexicans, while being attacked by Gen. Houston, set fire to Harrisburg and retreated only to be overtaken by Houston resulting in a loss... See More  

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$89.00
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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$96.00
675842

Illinois officially becomes a state...

Item #675842

May 12, 1818

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, May 12, 1818 



* Illinois Joins the Union - Statehood



The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with the official Act of Congress which created the state of Illinois, signed in type on April 18, 1818 by the President: James Monroe. Great to have this historic document on the front page.

Page 2 has "A Proclamation" signed in type by James Monroe &... See More  

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$72.00
675725

Creating the West Point Military Academy...

Item #675725

April 10, 1802

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 10, 1802 



* United States Military Academy established

* West Point, Orange County, New York




Over half of the front page is taken up with the historic printing of: "An Act Fixing the Military Peace Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Th. Jefferson, and in block type by ... See More  

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$263.00
675721

Several items on the California Gold Rush of 1849...

Item #675721

April 25, 1849

DAILY HERALD, Newburyport, Massachusetts, April 25, 1849  This issue has many reports concerning the Gold Rush of 1849, with the front page beginning with a quite detailed letter which is prefaced with: "From Mexico" "...the following letter...who went out to California in command of a company of adventurers, taking the Mexican route...his narrative contains much interesting an... See More  

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$54.00
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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$33.00
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 



* Jefferson Davis inaugural

* Confederate President

* Abraham Lincoln en route




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&... See More  

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$48.00
675345

Little girl admonishes Lincoln to let his whiskers grow...

Item #675345

February 18, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1861 



* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* Grace Bedell encourages him to grow a beard




Over half of page 5 is taken up with fine and detailed coverage of Lincoln's continued trip from his home in Illinois to Washington, D.C. The heads include: "THE PRESENT ELECT EN ROUTE" "Incidents and Casualties" 'Old Abe Kissed by a Pretty Girl&q... See More  

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$205.00
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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$93.00
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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$40.00
675239

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

Item #675239

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857 



* Birth of organized baseball

* First convention of clubs




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 Ci... See More  

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$1,375.00
675109

Seeking bids to construct a U.S. Mint in San Francisco...

Item #675109

December 11, 1852

THE REPUBLIC, Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 1852 



* San Francisco Mint to be constructed

* California Gold Rush era

* Thomas Corwin




The front page has a legal notice soliciting bids to build a new United States Mint in San Francisco, headed: "Proposals For Erecting a Mint, With the Necessary Machinery, at San Francisco, California". It is signed in type by the Secretary of the ... See More  

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$38.00
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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$28.00
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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675077

Latest from the Mexican War...

Item #675077

September 09, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 1847  Page 3 has a column headed: "Defeat Of the Mexicans - General Scott's Advance to the Capital" which includes several dispatches including one datelined from Vera Cruz and another from Orizaba. Also: "The Troops for Mexico...".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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675074

News from the Mexican War...

Item #675074

September 20, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 20, 1847  Page 3 has much reporting from the Mexican War including a very lengthy letter: "From The Army" which takes over 1 1/2 columns. Also a report: "From the Army of Gen. Taylor" taking over half a column.

Four pages, nice condition.

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675073

News from the Mexican War...

Item #675073

September 08, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 1847  Page 3 has at least two reports on the Mexican War, headed: "The Last Skirmish at the National Bridge" which takes nearly 1 1/32 columns; and; "From Matamoras".

Also a report headed: "Mr. Buchanan on Slavery" and the back page has a document signed: "By the President of the United States" James K. Polk.... See More  

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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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674861

Short story by Horatio Alger... Rulers of the day...

Item #674861

January 07, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Jan. 7, 1854  Inside has a short story "written for Gleason's Pictorial" entitled: "The Veiled Mirror: Or, Pictures Of The New Year. By Horatio Alger, Jr." Quite early for Alger who was just twenty-two at the time.

The back page has a print showing variations of the: "New Regulation Uniform Of The New York Police" with a deta... 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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674848

The controversial election of 1824...

Item #674848

February 19, 1825

GLOBE & EMERALD, Philadelphia, Feb. 19, 1825  Page 6 has the chart of the: "Election of President of the United States", a very controversial election which would be decided by the House of Representatives, John Quincy Adams becoming the winner. The text carries over to page 7.

Eight pages, 14 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, good condition.... See More  

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

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$34.00
674847

Three pages of prints on the Morrissey-Heenan boxing match...

Item #674847

October 30, 1858

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York,Oct. 30, 1858 



* John C. Heenan vs. John Morrissey

* Famous American championship boxing




Among the prints within are: "Great Brewery of John Taylor & Sons, Albany" showing 4 views.

But the focus is a great full page of: "The Great Prize Fight Between Morrissey and the Benicia Boy at Long Point, Canada West", which faces ... See More  

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$47.00
674763

Exploring the Northwest... African colony for free blacks...

Item #674763

October 14, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 14, 1820  The front page has: "African Colonization" about establishing a colony of free blacks from the United States at Sherbro, Africa.

Over half a page is taken up with: "Exploring Expedition--N.W." being a fine & detailed account of an exploration of 4,000 miles, traveling from Detroit: "...to Michillimackinac...to... 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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$920.00
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".

The diagr... See More  

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$955.00
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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$32.00
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

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 Unshe... See More  

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$45.00
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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$33.00
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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$48.00
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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$93.00
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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$93.00
674396

Charge of the Light Brigade...

Item #674396

November 18, 1854

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 18, 1854 



* Charge of the Light Brigade illustration

* Battle of Balaclava - Crimean War




The front page contains not only a nice article but a great illustration on the famous "Charge of the Light Brigade" from during the Crimean War.

The article is headed: "The Battle Of Balaclava" which carries over to page 2, and the print ... See More  

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$127.00
674389

Full text of the Louisiana Purchase...

Item #674389

October 31, 1803

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, October 31, 1803 



* Historic Louisiana Purchase

* Full text of the acquisition

* Expansion of the United States




The complete text of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, with both conventions, is found on page 2. It is prefaced with an article headed: "Louisiana Treaty!" noting in part: "Yesterday...the Senate ratified the Louisiana Treaty, ... See More  

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$640.00
674386

The famous Heenan and Sayers boxing match...

Item #674386

May 12, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, May 12, 1860 



* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* Famous & 1st World championship boxing




The front page is mostly taken up with 5 prints concerning the famous Heenan and Sayers boxing match including: "The Field Where the Champion Battle Was Fought" plus prints showing both Heenan and Sayers. Inside has a nearly half pg. print: "Heenan In his... See More  

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$64.00
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