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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
674384

Battle of Trafalgar... Death of Lord Nelson...

Item #674384

December 26, 1805

BOSTON GAZETTE, December 26, 1805 



* Battle of Trafalgar

* Lord Horatio Nelson death

* British Royal Navy




Page 2 has nice & detailed reports on the Battle of Trafalgar, headed: "Glorious Victory Over the Combined Fleets. Death of Lord Nelson".

Part of the introductory announcement reads: "...Providence has blest his Majesty's Arms with a most signal v
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$168.00
674375

From the state of Chihuahua, Mexico...

Item #674375

January 03, 1860

LA COALICION, the date translating to: "Tuesday, January 3, 1860". The full title translating to: "The Coalition -Official Newspaper of the Government of the State of Chihuahua" which is a northern state of Mexico, bordering much of New Mexico.

Four pages, 8 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.


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$28.00
674369

The Japanese ambassadors' visit the President & the nation's capital...

Item #674369

May 26, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, May 26, 1860  Most of the many prints in this issue are on the visit of the Japanese ambassadors to the nation's Capital. Included are two doublepage prints.

Sixteen pages, some light toning, small binding holes at the centerfolds, nice condition.

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674367

Celebrating the new Erie Canal...

Item #674367

October 10, 1825

BELLOWS FALLS INTELLIGENCER, Vermont, Oct. 10, 1825



* Early Erie Canal

* 1st boat - ship journey




Page 3 includes a nice account of the celebration of the arrival of the first boat on the Erie Canal, headed; "New York Celebration". Included is the governor's "Address" which begins: "This solemnity, at this place, on the first arrival of vessels from Lake Erie, is... See More  

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674366

One of the earliest Louisiana newspapers we have offered...

Item #674366

June 09, 1819

ORLEANS GAZETTE & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, June 9, 1819 



* Very rare & early deep South publication



This is one of the earliest newspapers from Louisiana we have had the pleasure to offer.

The front page has "Arrival of The President in Savannah" with much detail, taking over a full column. Also an address: "To the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Savannah" sig... See More  

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674336

President-Elect Lincoln enroute... Departs from Springfield...

Item #674336

February 12, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, February 12, 1861



* Abraham Lincoln leaves Springfield, Illinois

* Starts his journey for Washington D.C.




The front page has the following one column headlines: "THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION" "Mr. Lincoln's Departure From Springfield" "Parting Address To His Fellow-Townsmen" "THE NATIONAL TROUBLES" "Important Speech by the Pres... See More  

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674179

From 1850 Greensboro, 11 years before the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #674179

April 26, 1851

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, April 26, 1851



* Rare Antebellum publication



Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

A typical newspaper of the day with news reports both local and national. Most of the back page is taken up with advertisements, a few of which are illustrated.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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674145

Early baseball reports in a sporting newspaper...

Item #674145

November 01, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Nov. 1, 1856  This was primarily a shorts themed newspaper, with a sports themed masthead. Inside has: "Base Ball" with some detail on recent baseball games. Quite early for baseball.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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674140

The troubles in Kansas...

Item #674140

April 30, 1856

BANNER OF LIBERTY, Middletown, New York, April 30, 1856 



* Bleeding Kansas



A great issue if only because of the very patriotic masthead, featuring an eagle with the US. flag in its talons.

Inside has over a full column on the troubling situation in Kansas, headed: "The Kansas Troubles not so Big as They Seem--How & Why They are Magnified..." with more. One bit notes: &quo... See More  

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674135

A sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #674135

February 19, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Feb. 19, 1859  The masthead has a sporting theme, showing cricket, boxing, horse racing, & sailing.

The ftpg. features a print: "The Returned Californian" which related to a story on the ftpg.  Inside is primarily filled with various sporting reports including: "Canine" "Sparring" Cocking" "The Trigger" "The Game of... See More  

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674026

"Adventures Among the Indians"...

Item #674026

February 09, 1850

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 9, 1850  The front page features a print of: "The Lost Sister of Wyoming - From Frost's 'Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians' " with a related article.

Four pages, very large size, 3 folds, various creases, various tears at the margins & folds. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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674025

Print of hunting kangaroos...

Item #674025

July 30, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 30, 1853  The front page features a print of: "Hunting The Kangaroo In Australia" with a related article.

Four pages, very large size, 3 folds, small hole in the masthead, mild wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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674021

British inciting the Indians to war against the Americans...

Item #674021

March 15, 1808

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, March 15, 1808  Page 2 contains an: "Extract of a Letter dated Fort Wayne" which concerns the British inciting the Indians to war against the Americans: "...British nation...have been stirring up the Indians...with seditious, insidious speeches...sent messages & belts to the Indians...telling them they must soon wade up to the ancles in blo... See More  

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673988

Death of President Polk, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #673988

June 23, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1849 



* James K. Polk death

* Best title to be had ?




All columns on all 4 pages are black-bordered for the report which appears on pg. 3 headed: "Death of Ex-President Polk...". Page 3 also has a letter "From California" concerning the Gold Rush & the success--or lack of it--among many there.

Always nice to have a Pre... See More  

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673987

Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania (Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania)...

Item #673987

July 19, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 19, 1849  The first page carries a report "Fire at Mauch Chunk, (PA.)" (now known as Jim Thorpe. "We have received information of the occurrence of an awful conflagration in our sister town of Mauch Chunck on Sunday. All the business portion of that flourishing borough is in ruins. The loss is estimate at $150,000...".

Comple... See More  

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673979

Gold Rush of 1849, in an 1848 newspaper...

Item #673979

December 05, 1848

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 5, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




California Gold Rush reports from 1848 are rather rare but we've found some through the years, such as this one.

A bottom corner of the front page has: "Gold Mines of California" noting: "These mines are represented as very productive & of immense value...making rapi... See More  

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673977

Battle of Greece begins.... WWII Nazis...

Item #673977

April 06, 1941

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 6, 1941



* Battle of Greece begins

* Operation Marita

* Nazis invasion




The front page has a banner headline: "YUGOSLAVIA AND GREECE INVADED AS HITLER LAUNCHES BALKAN WAR"  with subheads. (see) Nice for display.

First section only with 16 pages, light toning and some wear at the central fold. Also some wear at the margins, partially loose along the sp... See More  

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673915

Magazine in the Welsh language...

Item #673915

January 01, 1834

SEREN GOMER, Carmarthen, Wales, Hydref, 1834  A quite uncommon magazine from Wales, totally in the Welsh language. Although commonly spoken in the 19th century, its use had diminished in the 20th century. Efforts are being made to bring it back today.

No date on the front page however a copy of the volume's title page is included to verify the year 1834.

Complete in 32 pages, 5 1/4
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673912

Two prints of early fine engines... Missions near San Antonio...

Item #673912

February 18, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Feb. 18, 1854  This was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time as the famed Harper's Weekly didn't start until 1857.

Perhaps the best prints of of early fine engines: "Hope Hose Carriage, of Philadelphia, at the Crystal Palace" and: "Representation of Fire Engine No. 38, of New York City".

Other prints include: "I... See More  

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673911

Great buffalo hunting print...

Item #673911

October 07, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 7, 1854  A predecessor to Harper's Weekly and in a format very similar to what Harper's would have.

Very ornate masthead, the front page has a very dramatic print: "Bison Hunting" which includes Indians and a related article. Inside has several prints of: "Scenes in the Holy Land", and also: "Rocky Glen at Sing Sing, New ... See More  

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673908

First printing of baseball rules and regulations proposed to the first baseball convention...

Item #673908

February 28, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 28, 1857 



* Historic baseball periodical

* New fundamental rules

* "Baseball's Magna Carta"

* For Baseball Convention of 1857




An extremely significant issue on the history of baseball, as an inside page has almost an entire column taken up with: "Base Ball" "The Base Ball Convention And Their New Rules"... See More  

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673869

For Scottish-Americans...

Item #673869

April 03, 1841

THE SCOTTISH JOURNAL, New York, April 3, 1841 



* Rare title for Scotland immigrants



Obviously a newspaper for Scottish-Americans. The masthead has a thistle-themed engraving. Various literary items & other content.

Eight pages, 10 1/2 by 15 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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673867

Unusual newspaper...

Item #673867

November 08, 1813

GROTJAN'S PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC SALE REPORT, Nov. 8, 1813 



* Early stock market



All 4 pages are taken up with charts of item, their values, and information on a wide variety of goods.

An almost square newspaper, measuring 10 1/2 by 12 inches, slightly irregular at the blank spine, good condition.... See More  

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673822

Rev. Dr. Raphael, Jewish leader, on slavery...

Item #673822

January 07, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 7, 1861 



* Morris Jacob Raphall

* Jewish Rabbi - Jews

* Slavery - slaves




Page 4 has an article: "Dr. Raphall's Bible" which includes: "The Rev. Dr. Raphall [Raphael] is a burning & a shining light in our New York Israel...Dr. Raphall is an educated & reverent expounder of the Law given by Moses...He says 'the New Testamen... See More  

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673730

A very uncommon title...Religious magazine...

Item #673730

May 01, 1828

NEW JERUSALEM MAGAZINE, (Boston), October, 1827  Although the Boston imprint does not appear on the ftpg., we include a copy of the volume's title page which verifies the city of publication.

A religious publication with contents including: "Salvation In the Commandments" "Revelation & Reason" "Nature & Efficacy of True Prayer" and more.

Complete in... See More  

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673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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673586

Benjamin Rush listed as University of Pennsylvania Trustee...

Item #673586
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, April 30, 1807 



* Rare Benjamin Rush mention



Page 4 of this issue has: "UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA", followed by a listing of all the universities Trustees including, "Benjamin Rush M.D. Professor of theory and practice of Phisick, and of Clinical Medicine". 

Complete in 4 pages, some rubbing and damp... See More  

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$54.00
673530

Nice print of Budapest, Hungary...

Item #673530

November 22, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 22, 1851  The front page features a nice print of: "Buda-Pesth, Capital Of Hungary" which has a lengthy, descriptive caption. Now commonly spelled "Budapest".

Four pages,large size, 3 folds with some minor wear at the folds and margins, generally good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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673463

An Act relating to separating Maine from Massachusetts...

Item #673463

June 12, 1819

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 12, 1819  Much of the front page is: "AN ACT Relating to the Separation of the District of Maine from Massachusetts Proper & forming the Same into a Separate and Independent State", carrying over to page 2. Maine would become a separate state in 1820.

The back page has a very early illustrated advertisement for fire engines.

Four pages, good co... See More  

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673462

On burning Hindu widows on their husbands funeral pyre...

Item #673462

November 06, 1819

BOSTON RECORDER, Nov. 6, 1819  The front page has a rather lengthy and interesting article: "Hindoo Petition Against Burning Widows" beginning: "The effort of the British government to suppress the brutal custom of burning widows on the funeral pile of their husbands have been highly meritorious...".

Another article of the same heading is on page 3.

Four pages, nice cond... See More  

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673461

See the interesting masthead...

Item #673461

February 12, 1811

CONSTITUTIONALIST, Exeter, New Hampshire, Feb. 12, 1811  Perhaps the most interesting feature of this issue is the masthead as each letter in the title is encircled in an interlocking ring & labeled with one of the then 17 states in the Union, the last being Ohio.

Four pages, good condition.

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673459

Congress moves to Washington, D.C., and the first state-of-the-union address at the new Capitol...

Item #673459

December 01, 1800

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1800 



* New Federal Capital - Congress

* President John Adams

* State of the Union Address




A quite historic issue on the move of the federal capital to its new, permanent site of Washington, D.C.

The ftpg. has two Acts of Congress, one: "...appointing the time & directing the place of the next meeting of Congress...That the session ... See More  

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673387

A sports-themed newspaper... Large bull fighting print...

Item #673387

January 29, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 29, 1859 



* Bullfighting in Cuba illustration



Basically a sports-themed newspaper with a great, sports-themed masthead. Among the reports inside are: "The Ring" "The Turf" "Fistiana" "Pedestrianism" "The Game of Chess" "Chequers Or Draughts" "The Trigger" "Canine" and more.

The back p... See More  

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673297

Lincoln and Hamlin for President & Vice President: ten issues...

Item #673297

October 06, 1860

DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, October, 1860 



* Abraham Lincoln for President notices



A lot of ten issues of an obviously Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election. The front page also has a bit stat... See More  

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673168

Print of a sea serpent...

Item #673168

September 27, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 1851 



* HMS Plumper (1848)

* Sea serpent print




The front page features a print of: "The Sea Serpent" with descriptive text.

Four pages, large size, several folds, a piece from a column on the back leaf has been cut away. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

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673119

'Official' report of the gold discovery in California...

Item #673119

December 07, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 



* Gold discovered in California

* Official government report

* Pre 49ers- Forty-Niners




Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California.

Although there w... See More  

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673117

Much on slavery... Mormons... The Galalagos Islands...

Item #673117

January 30, 1855

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, January 30, 1855  Numerous slavery-themed articles throughout, particularly in regards to the events in Kansas. Also included are articles describing prisoners escaping from the State prison on Marine Island, reports from the Sandwich Islands, another from Utah describing the tension between Mormons on the governor of the state of Utah, and yet another written by... See More  

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673103

Indian troubles in Georgia... Buonaparte...

Item #673103

May 22, 1818

NEW YORK SPECTATOR, May 22, 1818  Page 2 has various reports from Europe with some content concerning Bonaparte, including comments on his exile at St. Helena. Also: "Voyage to the North Pole". Pg. 4 has nearly a full column concerning: "Destruction of the Chehaw Village" in Georgia, and another report: "Expedition Against the Chehaws" Indians.

Four pages, nice ... See More  

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673071

On removing the Cherokees to west of the Mississippi...

Item #673071

August 21, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 1830  Near the back is: "Removal of the Cherokees" which is a follow-up to the Indian Removal Act signed by the President 3 months prior. The lengthy letter from the "Department of War, Office of Indian Affairs" explains the benefits of the Indians being removed to west of the Mississippi and the dangers of staying where they... See More  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$35.00
673067

Smuggling, piracy, and the case of Tobias Watkins...

Item #673067

June 06, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 6, 1829   Among the many articles is the front page: "Smuggling" concerning tobacco being smuggled into England. Page 2 has: "Piracy" concerning the taking of a pirate ship off St. Barts & sent to Pensacola for adjudication.

Nearly 5 pages are taken up with the: "Case of Tobias Watkins", part of a a troubled relati... See More  

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673063

The constitution of Missouri...

Item #673063

September 23, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 23, 1820 



* The Missouri Constitution



Within is the complete printing of the: "Constitution of Missouri" which takes nearly 9 pages. This is a significant printing, as there was much slavery-related controversy on allowing Missouri to join the union, and this printing is from the year Missouri became a state.

One portion of the con... See More  

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673062

James Monroe leads in the election... Navy seeks a depot in the Chesapeake...

Item #673062

February 15, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 15, 1817  Featured is a chart showing that James Monroe is in the lead for Presidency of the United States. Another report has much detail on: "Cleopatra's Barge".

Five pages are taken up with considerable detail on: "Naval Depot" "Report of the Secretary of the Navy...Information Relating to the Selection of a Site for... See More  

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673060

Appalachicola, Florida... Slave or free?

Item #673060

September 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept.  14, 1816  Starting on the front page and continuing within is a great article describing  a banquet held in Paris to celebrate American Independence, which illustrates the great relationship held between both nations.

Another article within describes the mass migration of Negroes from in and around New Orleans to Appalachicola, Florida.... See More  

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672989

Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City...

Item #672989

August 16, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 16, 1859 



* Horace Greeley's overland journey

* Stops at Salt Lake City, Utah



Starting in the summer of 1859, Horace Greeley, the famed publisher if the New York Tribune, set out on an exploratory/investigative journey from New York to San Francisco via the Transcontinental Railroad, and had many of his observations printed within his paper while in rou... See More  

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$98.00
672985

Lengthy reporting on cricket matches...

Item #672985

June 12, 1847

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 12, 1847  This newspaper has a wealth of sports and entertainment-related reports, including over half a page taken up with the: "Cricketers' Chronicle" showing results of  many matches.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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$27.00
672942

John Brown and the Harper's Ferry uprising...

Item #672942

November 08, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 8, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia




The last column of the ftpg. has: "The Harper's Ferry Affair" "The Excitement & Crisis in the South"  with many subheads. Also: "The Law of Virginia In Regard to Pardons" and "A Warning from Accomack".

Page 4 has an edi... See More  

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$38.00
672907

First time we've offered this title...

Item #672907

April 24, 1807

THE PEOPLE'S FRIEND & DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, April 24, 1807  A rather uncommon title as it only lasted for eleven months.  A typical newspaper of the day with news & advertisements, but in "2nd rate" condition, worn at the fold and margins with a few holes at the horizontal folds.

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$28.00
672842

Republican party's first Presidential candidate...

Item #672842

June 21, 1856

NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, June 21, 1856 



* John C. Fremont nomination

* 1st nominated for United States president




A very historic issue for the Republican party as it reports their first Presidential nominee, John Fremont.

The report shown is of the North American Party, nominating Fremont & Johnston for President & Vice President. This party would soon join the recently created ... See More  

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$185.00
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