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667365

1867 Battle of Fort Wallace, Kansas...

Item #667365

July 12, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1867



* Battle of Fort Wallace (Massacre)

* United States 7th Cavalry

* Cheyennes - Indians




Page 4 has an article headed: "The Indian War" "Attack on Fort Wallace, Kansas--Thirteen Soldiers of the Garrison Killed" (see)

Complete with 8 pages, a little spine wear, nice condition.

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$33.00
667364

1867 M. Jeff Thompson as a Southern editor...

Item #667364

July 16, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, July 16, 1867



* M. Jeff Thompson

* Confederate General

* Southern editor




Page 4 has a editorial for the Yazoo Banner in Mississippi headed: "Filibustering Preparations In The Gulf States" and "Gen. Jeff Thompson Pitching Into A Southern Editor" signed in type: M. Jeff Thompson.

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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667329

1867 L. Harris Hiscock murder... Albany...

Item #667329

June 05, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, June 5, 1867



* L. Harris Hiscock assassination

* New York State Assembly - Albany

* General George W. Cole




The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "Terrible Tragedy In Albany" "A Member of the Constitutional Convention Shot Dead" and more.

Complete with 12 pages, good condition.... See More  

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667319

Franz Joseph I of Austria 1867 coronation...

Item #667319

June 27, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, June 27, 1867



* Franz Joseph I of Austria

* King of Hungary coronation




The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "THE HUNGARIAN CORONATION" "Hungary Receiving Her King" "Francis Joseph and the Empress of Austria as King and Queen" and more. Text takes up about 3 1/2 columns.

Complete with 8 pages, a little irregular along the sp... See More  

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667274

David Livingston... false report of death...

Item #667274

June 03, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, June 3, 1867



* Dr. David Livingstone death ?

* African explorer




Page 5 under: "Dr. Livingstone's Funeral" "Account of His Death and the Burial of His Body" is an erroneous account on the death of Dr. David Livingstone, the famous explorer. Livingstone actually died in 1873. The report suggests he was killed by African savages.

Complete with 8 pages,... See More  

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667191

1867 John Surratt trial...

Item #667191

June 12, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 12, 1867 



* John H. Surratt trial 

* re. Lincoln's Assassination
  



Page 10 has an article: "TRIAL OF JOHN H. SURRATT" The Legal Hitch In The Case" and more. Text takes up 2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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667182

Jesse James & Younger brothers gang... Sitting Bull...

Item #667182

July 10, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 10, 1876 



* Jesse James Gang... Younger Brothers

* Otterville, Missouri Train robbery




The front page has: "The Missouri Railroad Robbers" with subheads: "Bodies of Men in Pursuit of the Outlaws--Their Capture Hourly Expected--The Adams Express Company's Loss" with some details, and closing with: "...There is reason to believe that t... See More  

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667181

The death of Jesse James...

Item #667181

April 04, 1882

FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL,  Massachusetts, April 4, 1882 



* Jesse James assassination

* Robert & Charles Ford

* St. Joseph, Missouri




Page two contains a significant report of the shooting of noted outlaw Jesse James by two former James Gang members, Charles and Robert Ford. The report is headed: "Jesse James Killed" and reads in part: "...from St. Joseph says: &... See More  

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667177

The horrors of the Johnstown flood...

Item #667177

June 04, 1889

MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, June 4, 1889  



* The great Johnstown flood of 1889

* South Fork Dam collapse




Most of the front page it taken up with reports on the historic Johnstown [Pa.] Flood with first column heads including: "NO END TO IT" "The Story of Johnstown Not Half Told" "The Mind of Man Cannot Conceive the Horrors of It" "The Press Acknow... See More  

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$67.00
667170

Early Taxidermy In 1875...

Item #667170

March 13, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 13, 1875. This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: EARLY TAXIDERMY - ANIMAL TRAP - SAFETY GOVERNOR - STEAM TRAP & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the ... See More  

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667161

The death & funeral of Robert E. Lee...

Item #667161

October 15, 1870

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 15, 1870 



* Robert E. Lee death

* Confederate leader




Page 5 has various reporting on the recent death of Confederate General Robert E. Lee under the heading: "The Late Robert E. Lee" Text takes up over a full column.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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667104

Early boxing w/ many rounds in 1867...

Item #667104

May 05, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 5 1867



* Early boxing with several rounds (176)

* Jim Turner vs. Andy Duffy

* African Americans & police clash


* Post Civil War reconstruction era



Page 5 has a report headed: "THE PRIZE RING" "Desperate Fight In New Orleans" "Rounds 176--Time 2:57" and more. (see) A very early boxing match that lasted 176 rounds. This was in the ... See More  

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667102

1867 famine in South Carolina...

Item #667102

May 04, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 4, 1867



* Famine & despair in South Carolina

* Post Civil War reconstruction era



Page 5 has a report headed: "Suffering In South Carolina" "Famine Among The People" and more with several letters for various regions of the State. Text takes up over 2 full columns.

Other news and advertisements of the day during the reconstruction era shortly... See More  

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667100

1867 Jefferson Davis released on bail ...

Item #667100

May 14, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1867



* Jefferson Davis approved for bail

* President of the Confederate States

* Post Civil War reconstruction era




Page 3 has a lengthy report headed: "JEFFERSON DAVIS" "The State Prisoner Before the Circuit Court at Richmond" "The Court Fixes His Bail at $100,000" and more. (see) Text takes up about 3 1/2 columns.

Other news and ... See More  

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667099

1867 Lipman Pike in a baseball game ...

Item #667099

May 31, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1867



* Lipman Pike plays for Irvington

* 1st Jewish professional baseball player

* Post Civil War reconstruction era




Page 5 has reporting on two baseball games with box scores, one showing "Pike" playing for the Irvington team from New Jersey. (see) He is considered the very 1st Jewish professional baseball player.

Other news and advertisements of th... See More  

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667098

1867 Roxbury annexed to Boston vote...

Item #667098

May 30, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 30, 1867



* Neighborhood of Roxbury

* Annexation to city of Boston




Page 7 has a brief report headed: "Annexation Of Roxbury To Boston" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day during the reconstruction era shortly after the American Civil War. Complete with 12 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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666976

Charles Darwin in 1867... Randall's Island...

Item #666976
HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, NY, December, 1867



* Lengthy article re: Charles Darwin

* Children's nurseries on Randall's Island w/ illustrations




The two most noteworthy items within this issue are: "DARWIN AND DOMESTICATION" - a 5+ page article regarding Charles Darwin, and "THE NURSERIES ON RANDALL'S ISLAND" - a 16 page article with multiple images provid... See More  

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666845

1881 Nice, France opera house fire...

Item #666845

March 25, 1881

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, March 25, 1881



* Nice, France fire disaster

* Opera de Nice theatre




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BURNED ALIVE" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the Opera de Nice fire disaster in France.

Complete with 8 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.... See More  

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666773

Much on the Johnson impeachment trial...

Item #666773

April 03, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, April 3, 1868 



* President Andrew Johnson

* Reconstruction era impeachment trial




The entire front page is taken up with proceedings on the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.

The first column heads include: "IMPEACHMENT" "Further Examination of Witnesses for the Prosecution" "The President's Attempt to Obtain Control of the Treas... See More  

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666772

Daniel Frohman, a notable Jew...

Item #666772

November 02, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 2, 1893 

Of special note is an article: "Notable Jews--Daniel Frohman" which includes a photo of him & an article on his life.

The ftpg. has an illus: "Farewell to the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago". Inside has two pages taken up with bird's-eye views of the Columbian Exposition.

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666770

The Union League Building, Philadelphia, PA...

Item #666770

August 19, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 19, 1865  The ftpg. has a financial scene on Bleecker St. in New York City. Other prints inside include the; "Union League Building, Broad St., Phila." "The Hospital Buildings & Ferry, Ward's Island, East River"; a fullpg. of the scene where the "...Powder Mine, under the Rebel Entrenchments Before Petersburg, Was... See More  

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666671

Nice reporting on the investigation into the Lizzie Borden murder case...

Item #666671

August 05, 1892

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 5, 1892 



* Lizzie Borden murder trial



The front page has nearly a full column taken up with reports concerning the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case. Column heads: "NEITHER MOTIVE NOR CLEW" "Murderer of the Bordens Leaves No Trace" "Fall River Police Working in the Dark".

The detailed text is great, and is quite early in th... See More  

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666598

19th century Danville, Illinois

Item #666598

December 16, 1880

THE DANVILLE DAILY NEWS, Illinois, December 16, 1880



* Uncommon title



This issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements, many illustrated.

Complete in 4 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.

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666594

From the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles...

Item #666594

April 06, 1895

THE BOYLE HEIGHTS CRITERION, Los Angeles, California, April 6, 1895 



* Rare 19th century publication



Within the masthead are: "Brooklyn Heights and "Euclid Hill" as well. Boyle Heights is a neighborhood in Los Angeles. The first of this title we have seen.

Four pages, good condition.

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$57.00
666576

From Alhambra, California...

Item #666576

April 25, 1890

ALHAMBRA REVIEW, California, April 25, 1890 



* Very rare publication



This is the volume 1, number 24 issue of this scarce title from Los Angeles County. According to Gregory it only lasted about a year.

A four page issue of tabloid size mostly taken up with local tidbits and a wealth of advertisements. Minor fold wear, good condition.

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666525

Quite rare & early title from Los Angeles County...

Item #666525

December 23, 1865

THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL,  Los Angeles County, California, Dec. 23, 1865 



* Very rare old West publication



A quite rare title and very early from Los Angeles County. Gregory notes that only one American institution has any sizable holdings of this title.

A typical newspaper of the day with local & regional news, plus a wealth of ads.

Four pages, various old tape repairs inside,... See More  

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666493

On the Johnstown Flood...

Item #666493

June 06, 1889

HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH, Pennsylvania, June 6, 1889



* The great Johnstown flood of 1889

* South Fork Dam collapse




The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "HUNDREDS OF FUNERALS" "Burying The Dead at Johnstown" "Few Mourners and No Ministers Present" "Difficulties to Be Surmounted" "In Clearing the Streets of Ruins" and: "SAD WORK AT JOHNSTOW... See More  

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666383

Indiana county seat war...

Item #666383

October 30, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 30, 1873



* Wayne County Seat War

* Centerville & Richmond Indiana




The front page has an article headed: "Mob Law In Indiana" with subhead. See image for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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666380

KKK in 1873 Kentucky...

Item #666380

November 08, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 8, 1873 The bottom of the front  page has an article headed: "KuKlux In Kentucky" See image for text here.

Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages,  nice condition.

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666297

Much on the death of President Ulysses S. Grant...

Item #666297

July 24, 1885

THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, Ohio, July 24, 1885 



* General Ulysses S. Grant death



The entire ftpg. is taken up with reports concerning the death of Grant, with a cameo engraving captioned: "General Ulysses S. Grant", and a nice stack of first column heads including: "DEAD" "The Nation's Hero" "Greatest on the Roll of Honor" "He Yields to the... See More  

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666296

19th century newspaper from Berkeley...

Item #666296

January 02, 1895

THE GAZETTE, Berkeley, California, Jan. 2, 1895 



* Rare Old West title



A small paper covering mostly local events, plus a wealth of ads.

Four pages, two folds, foxing at the vertical fold, mild wear at the margins & folds.

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666294

Very significant issue on the Haymarket Riot...

Item #666294

November 11, 1887

THE CHICAGO MAIL, Illinois, Nov. 11, 1887 



* Haymarket Affair riot massacre

* Anarchists hanged - executed

* In a Chicago publication (rare)




A terrific issue as the ftpg. has the prints of each of the four men who were executed for their involvement in the Haymarket Riot, an event which followed a labor demonstration the previous year. There is much on the web concerning it.

The top ... See More  

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666291

Lampooning the craze of feathered hats...

Item #666291

November 13, 1897

SATURDAY GLOBE, Utica, New York, Nov. 13, 1897  This was one of the only newspapers of the 19th century which had color prints within. The ftpg. of this issue has a comic message on the current fashion of large plumage in the hats, this print captioned: "Fashions In Ladies' Hats Soon To Be All The Rage."

Eight pages, wear at the margins and the folds.

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666289

Uncommon title from Lawrence, Kansas...

Item #666289

December 17, 1873

SPIRIT OF KANSAS, Lawrence, Dec. 17, 1873 



* Rare Midwestern publication



A very ornate, farm-themed engraving in the masthead. The subtitle is: "A Journal of Home & Husbandry".

Eight pages, worn at the margins with some tears, some wear at the folds as well, irregular at the margins. But a title we have not offered before.

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666283

The trial of Lincoln's conspirators...

Item #666283

May 13, 1865

THE WORLD, New York May 13, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln's assassination

* Conspirators - assassins on trial

* Civil War closing events




he ftpg. has a nice stack of column heads on the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, with: "The Conspiracy" "Progress of the Secret Trials at Washington" "Reverdy Johnson Said to Have Agreed to Defend Mrs. Surratt" ... See More  

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666273

Great Smith & Wesson article, from their headquarters...

Item #666273

June 18, 1893

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, June 18, 1893 



* Smith & Wesson gun factory

* Revolver industry w/ prints




Page 5 has a great, detailed, and illustrated article on the Smith and Wesson company. Column heads: "Springfield News & Comment" "The Smith & Wesson Revolver" "The Invention and Manufacture" with considerable detail, plus there is a... See More  

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666272

Jesse James... Rock Island Railroad robbery...

Item #666272

July 18, 1881

NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1881 



* Outlaw Jesse James gang

* Rock Island Railroad train robbery




The top of the middle column of the front page has heads: "THE WORK OF ROAD AGENTS", "Robbery And Murders On A Rock Island Train", "Details Of The Bloody Affair At Winston, Mo.--The Conductor And A Passenger Killed And The Express Safe Robbed--Statements By The Train-M... See More  

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666269

The last holdup of the Jesse James gang...

Item #666269

September 09, 1881

THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9, 1881 



* Last Jesse James Gang robbery

* Blue Cut Train Robbery

* Glendale, Missouri




The front page has one column heads including: "Train Robbers" and "An Express Car And Passengers Robbed--The Governor Of Missouri Issues A Proclamation Calling On The People to Organize And Exterminate Train Robberies". A detailed rep... See More  

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666268

The Custer massacre at Little Big Horn...

Item #666268

July 08, 1876

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ARGUS, Merced, California, July 8, 1876 



* General George Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Massacre by Indians




This issue has a nice page 4 report providing all the details and particulars on the famous Custer Massacre at Little Big Horn. In the middle of the report is mention that several members of the Custer family were killed in the battle. Note that it also ... See More  

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666266

Sitting Bull's camp captured... Return to Palestine...

Item #666266
AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, Jan. 25, 1877 



* Capture of Sitting Bull's Camp
* Much regarding the Jews


Inside this issue is a small but historic article on the discovery and capture of the Indian camp headed by Chief Sitting Bull.

Also within are two articles of Judaic interest: one describing the return of multitudes of Jews to their homeland in
... See More  

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666220

Baseball arrives in England... diagram of a diamond and more...

Item #666220

April 13, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 13, 1889 An inside page of this issue has an informative article about "Base Ball" that appeared in a London newspaper, beginning: "The arrival in this country of a specially selected team of players will no doubt stimulate the interest on this, the great national pastime of the United States and some account of it may, therefore, be f... See More  

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666214

Nice print of the Chicago baseball team...

Item #666214

June 06, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 6, 1885 



* Chicago White Stockings w/ Cap Anson



The front page shows the parade of 60,000 Sunday school children in Prospect Park. Page 3 has a very nice half page print captioned: "Illinois--The Chicago Baseball Club" showing the entire team in uniform, with a nice article on them on another page (see). Another print shows childr... See More  

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$157.00
666181

President Harrison's state-of-the-union address...

Item #666181

December 09, 1891

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, Dec. 9, 1891  The entire front page, and most of page 5 are taken up with the: "MESSAGE Of The President of the United States to Congress and the Country". It is signed in type at its conclusion: Benjamin Harrison. A wealth of content on the accomplishments & challenges of 1891.

Complete in 8 pages, minor wear at folds, good condition.... See More  

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666175

The rebel riot at New Orleans...

Item #666175

August 07, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 7, 1866 



* New Orleans massacre of 1866

* Anti-racist marchers - Negroes

* White Democrats attack black republicans




The ftpg. reports on the New Orleans Massacre, column heads including: "THE REBEL RIOT" "Mutilation of Gen. Sheridan's Dispatch to Gen. Grant" "Threats of a Rebel Attack on Colored Regiments" "Attempted Assass... See More  

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666169

Assassination of President Garfield...

Item #666169

July 06, 1881

THE BOSTON INVESTIGATOR, July 6, 1881  The top of the middle column on page 6 is headed: "A National Calamity!" followed by a nearly half column article on the assassination of President James Garfield. One of the more subdued reports of  this notable report we have seen.

Six pages, archivally repaired at the spine margins where there was some loss (no text loss), good conditi... See More  

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$45.00
666165

The slavery restitution case of Henrietta Wood...

Item #666165

April 18, 1878

NEW YORK TIMES, April 18, 1878 



* Enslaved Woman Henrietta Wood

* Awarded slavery reparations verdict




The front page has a notable report concerning the fascinating case of Henrietta Wood. The Article is headed: "The Good Old Times" "The Suite of Henrietta Wood, of Cincinnati--Heavy; Damages Granted by the Jury".

In 1853, Wood was a free black woman living and labo... See More  

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666142

Johnson served summons... Impeachment trial of President Johnson...

Item #666142

March 28, 1868

LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, March 28, 1868 



* President Andrew Johnson

* Impeachment trial summons prints




Full ftpg: "Judge Nelson, Administering The Oath To Chief Justice Chase, As Presiding Officer By the Court Of Impeachment, In The Senate Chamber."

Fullpg. has two halfpg. illus: "Chief Justice Chase, As President Of The Court Of Impeachment, Administering The Oat... See More  

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$52.00
666140

From Quebec, Canada...

Item #666140

January 28, 1874

MORNING CHRONICLE, Quebec, Canada, Jan. 28, 1874  We seldom acquire 19th century Quebec newspapers. A typical issue of the day, various news items and a wealth of advertising.

Four pages, large folio size, wear at the margins, some staining at the margins.  Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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$38.00
666105

Austro-Prussian War begins in 1866...

Item #666105

July 03, 1866

NW YORK TRIBUNE, July 3, 1866



*Austro-Prussian War begins



The front page has one column headings that include: "WAR !" "The War Actually Begun" and more with large map. (see) Nice for display.

Eight pages, uncut, never bound, some creasing at the folds, otherwise very nice.

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$34.00
666039

Very rare print of Kit Carson...

Item #666039

April 20, 1867

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 20, 1867 



* Kit Carson - frontiersman



In 33 years of selling rare newspapers I recall only seeing one image of Kit Carson in a newspaper, and this is it. See the photos for the nice front page image captioned: "Kit Carson, the Celebrated Explored & Indian Agent...". On an inside page is an article on him headed: &qu... See More  

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$65.00
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