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672291

Fantastic issue reporting the "Battle of Los Angeles"...

Item #672291

February 25, 1942

LOS ANGELES TIMES--EXTRA! Feb. 25, 1942 



* Battle of Los Angeles - Air Raid

* Japanese airplane attack ? UFO's ?

* Best title to be had (very rare)




Simply a fantastic report on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles". The front page has one of the more dramatic, screaming headlines to be found: "L.A. AREA RAIDED ! " with a smaller head noting: "Jap Pl... See More  

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$685.00
652778

Terrific issue reporting the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #652778

July 07, 1863

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 7, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

* Most historic battle of the Civil War




A great issue on the Battle of Gettysburg with most of the front page taken up with related reports, some quite detailed.

Among the column heads are: "BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG" "Victorious News" "LEE DEFEATED" "Gen. Hill An... See More  

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$675.00
675086

Perhaps the best publication for any baseball collector...

Item #675086

October 10, 1867

THE BALL PLAYERS' CHRONICLE, New York, Oct. 10, 1867  A very rare & desired title by any baseball collector as this was the first magazine in America devoted primarily to baseball.

Edited by the legendary Henry Chadwick, this paper lasted but 30 issues, from June 6 thru December 26, 1867 before changing its name to the 'American Chronicle' (which in turn lasted only 31 issues... See More  

Item from Catalog 309 (released for August, 2021)...

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$670.00
672273

Exceedingly rare Napoleon occupation newspaper...

Item #672273

January 05, 1811

COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, January 5, 1811 (No. 5) 



* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper



This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.

In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empi... See More  

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$665.00
661816

The Chicago Fire, reported in a Chicago newspaper...

Item #661816

October 11, 1871

CHICAGO EVENING MAIL, Oct. 11, 1871 



* Great Chicago fire

* Best title to be had (rare)




What could be better than a Chicago newspaper covering the Chicago Fire of 1871?

A great issue created under challenging situations as explained on page 2: "To Our Readers & The General Public" "Although not a type or a dollar's worth of the material of the Evening Mail survi... See More  

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$665.00
655713

Terrific and dramatic newspaper on the Hindenburg disaster...

Item #655713

May 07, 1937

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, May 7, 1937 



* Hindenburg airship disaster

* Lakehurst NJ New Jersey

* Photos for display




This is one of the best Hindenburg disaster issues we have offered.

See the many photos for not only the very dramatic front page but the two pages of photos inside. The three line banner headline announces: "Hindenburg, World's Largest Zeppelin, Completely Dest... See More  

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$665.00
661436

George Washington on aiding the enemy...

Item #661436

May 04, 1776

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 4, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which r... See More  

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$665.00
662272

From Houston during the Civil War...

Item #662272

November 09, 1864

THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, Nov. 9, 1864 



* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy



Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period. Here is an issue from the midst of the war, one of the earliest war-dated issues we have offered in recent years.

The front page has over 2 columns taken up with a terrific speech given by Jeff... See More  

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$660.00
646825

St. Valentine's Day massacre...

Item #646825

February 15, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 15, 1929 



* St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1st report)

* George 'Bugs' Moran & Al 'Scarface' Capone




The top of the front page has a three line, two column headline announcing one of the more infamous events of the gangster era: "7 CHICAGO GANGSTERS SLAIN BY FIRING SQUAD OF RIVALS, SOME IN POLICE UNIFORMS". Subheads i
... See More  

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$655.00
653503

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #653503

June 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798 



* United States Department of the Navy creation

* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms




A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.

The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continen... See More  

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$655.00
661067

(9 issues) Chicago Black Sox - entire 1919 World Series....

Item #661067

October 02, 1919

* Chicago White (Black) Sox

* Cincinnati Reds - World Series

* Black Sox Scandal complete set




THE NEW YORK TIMES, a complete set of all 8 games of the infamous 1919 Major League Baseball World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds, to become known as the "Black Sox" series due to the alleged corruption of the White Sox team to throw the series.

This s
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$655.00
658473

On George Washington's death & funeral... Front page report of his death...

Item #658473

January 08, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, January 8, 1800 



* President George Washington death - funeral



The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affec... See More  

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$650.00
656604

Unique "Yankee" & "Confederate" pair of the same date...

Item #656604

July 22, 1861

Here is a unique opportunity for a pair of issues--one Yankee and the other Confederate--of the identical date of July 22, 1861 both reporting on the First Battle of Bull Run, one from the New York Tribune and the other from the Confederate capital of Richmond, titled the Daily Dispatch, providing a perspective of how the news was reported with all the "spin" & biases that ... See More  

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$650.00
662805

Rare Confederate Memphis broadside...

Item #662805

April 20, 1861

DAILY APPEAL EXTRA, Memphis, Tennessee, April 20, 1861 



* Very rare Confederate broadside

* Beginning of the Civil War

* Vicksburg MS Mississippi




An extremely scarce item, being a broadside edition (printed on one side only) of a newspaper from early in the Confederacy from a city which was only "Confederate" until the battle of Memphis, June 6, 1862, after which it was in Y... See More  

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$645.00
665710

Terrific Honolulu newspaper, one day after Pearl Harbor...

Item #665710

December 08, 1941

THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER, Hawaii, Dec. 8, 1941 



* Attack on Pearl Harbor

* U.S. to enter World War II

* Imperial Japanese Navy

* Great headline for display !




Fully one-third of the newspaper, above the masthead, is taken up with a dramatic three line banner headline: "SABOTEURS LAND HERE !  Britain, Australia Declare War ! " with various related subheads as well includi... See More  

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$644.00
658731

Battle of Stony Point... Sacking of Connecticut coastal towns...

Item #658731

July 29, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 29, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

The front page has: "General Orders" relating to fixing prices in the colonies, in response to attempts to capitalize o... See More  

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$640.00
172368

The slave ship...

Item #172368

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860  The prime print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text and 4 re... See More  

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$636.00

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643886

The slave ship, with prints of slaves onboard...

Item #643886

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 



* Likely the most sought after slave ship print

* Much text re: slave ships


* Black Americana interest




The prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on ... See More  

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$636.00
680042

Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Olympics....

Item #680042

July 19, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1912  Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredible athletic prowess was discovered by "Pop" Warner, one of the most influential coaches in early football history.... See More  

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$635.00
654260

Revolutionary War events in the South...

Item #654260

November 06, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Southern events - Georgia & more




Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...... See More  

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$615.00
671552

Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen




The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: Joh... See More  

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$610.00
658485

Death of Marilyn Monroe in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #658485

August 06, 1962

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Aug. 6 1962 



* Death of Marilyn Monroe (1st report)

* Actress, singer, model and sex symbol

* Best title to be had ? rare as such




The banner head announces: "MARILYN MONROE DIES; PILLS BLAMED" with a subhead: "Unclad Body of Star Found on Bed Near Empty Capsule Bottle". Near the bottom of the ftpg. is: "Sad Child, Unhappy Star - Help She Nee... See More  

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$600.00
665726

A Colorado newspaper printed eleven years before statehood...

Item #665726

September 15, 1865

THE DAILY DENVER GAZETTE, Colorado, Sept. 15, 1865 



* Very rare & early territory publication

* Post Civil War reconstruction era




This is actually a territorial newspaper as Colorado did not become a state until 1876, eleven years after this issue was published. And this is a volume one issue.

Outside of several issues of the Rocky Mountain News we have offered--which was Colorado... See More  

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$590.00
658843

Report of Cornwallis's surrender, and Cornwallis' letter in which he admits being in a critical state...

Item #658843

February 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 26, 1782 



* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown




The most historic content is on page 3 which begins with a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain, dated October 19, 1781. It contains in part: "...sailed from Sandy Hook on the 16th instant and arrived off Cape Charles the 24th, when we had... See More  

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$590.00
664353

Positively Main Street...

The six issue set on the life of Bob Dylan...

Item #664353

March 20, 1969

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York  A six issue set of issues containing the entire series of six articles on the life & career of Bob Dylan. The dates are March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1969.

All are authored by Toby Thompson when he traveled to Dylan's hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota. Each of the articles have a subtitle: "A Good Family Boy" "Join the Elvis Rebellion&... See More  

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$590.00
673127

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #673127

August 23, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, Aug. 23, 1889 



* Very rare Western publication

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame




We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is just the 2nd time we have seen this title. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

Various mining-related items as well as regional & national news reports. ... See More  

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$577.00
678532

Great issue reporting the "Battle of Los Angeles"...

Item #678532

February 25, 1942

HERALD EXPRESS, Los Angeles, Feb. 25, 1942  Simply a great issue for display on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles".

The front page has a quite large & dramatic headline: "BATTLE ENEMY AIR RAIDERS OVER L. A." with a smaller banner heading noting: "Shrapnel Falls in Long Beach Streets" with subheads.

This event was a curious incident of World War II... See More  

Item from Catalog 309 (released for August, 2021)...

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$575.00
650223

Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #650223

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 9-11, 1783 



* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War




An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last... See More  

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$570.00
658478

Great "Extra" edition on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #658478

July 05, 1863

THE NEW YORK HERALD--EXTRA, July 5, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

* Most historic battle of the Civil War




A terrific and quite graphic issue on the Battle of Gettysburg with nearly a full front page column of heads concerning the battle, including a nice patriotic graphic (see). Note that most of these heads are actually in the Herald issue of July 6, but this being a larg... See More  

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$570.00
660594

From Texas during the Civil War...

Item #660594

September 23, 1864

GALVESTON TRI-WEEKLY NEWS, Texas, September 23, 1864 



* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy



Although the title notes "Galveston", the dateline notes it was printed in nearby Houston, as it is likely moving a bit more inland offered greater security from the Yankee forces.

Confederate newspapers from Texas are very uncommon particularly from before or during the Civ... See More  

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$570.00
655090

From Houston during the Civil War...

Item #655090

April 10, 1865

THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, April 10, 1865



* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy



Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period. Here is an issue from two days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, containing three dispatches about the Union assault on Fort Steadman, each signed in type: U.S. Gra... See More  

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$565.00
642512

Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #642512

December 29, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 



* Battle of Eutaw Springs

* Great masthead engraving for display




I have always thought  this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (... See More  

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$560.00
667936

The Great London Fire of 1666....

Item #667936

October 11, 1666

LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666



* The Great London Fire



Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations sin... See More  

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$560.00
664191

The treaty whereby Cornwallis surrendered to Washington, with great commentary in Parliament...

Item #664191

December 08, 1781

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781 



* Treaty of Peace

* Lord Cornwallis capitulation

* General George Washington

* Revolutionary War closing events




The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...".

But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATI... See More  

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664066

Establishing the coins of the United States...

Item #664066

August 31, 1786

THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Aug. 31, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  



* Early United States Congress

* Gold and Silver for coins

* General George Washington




One page has "American Intelligence" which praises the attributes of Alexandria, and another page notes: "...Our Academy flourishes: about 100 scholars, twenty of which are educated on ... See More  

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$555.00
663813

Arguing against American independence...

Item #663813

March 09, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules... See More  

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680024

James Dean... one of the best to be had on the iconic teen actor...

Item #680024

September 29, 1955

MOTION PICTURE DAILY, Sept. 29, 1955  James Dean remains a cultural icon of the troubled & struggling teen from the 1950's, and his aura only increased when he died young in a car crash on September 30, 1955, the day after this issue was published. Although he only starred in 3 films (his third, "Giant", was released posthumously) his premature death cemented his legendary s... See More  

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$550.00
658632

John Adams negotiates with the Dutch... Preparing for the final event at Yorktown...

Item #658632

October 09, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1781 



* Surrender of Cornwallis nears

* Siege of Yorktown prelude

* Revolutionary War ending close




The entire front page and a column on page 2 are taken up with: "A Memorial to their High Mightinesses, the States-General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries". It is signed in type by John Adams wh... See More  

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$550.00
669983

Nice account of a battle with pirates on the coast of Virginia...

Item #669983
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1700 



* From the turn of the 18th century

* Great pirates account reporting




Certainly the most notable content is the report of a pirate capturing a ship off the coast of Virginia, but the King's ship Shoreham came to the rescue--commanded by he Governor, Nicholson-- and after a 10... See More  

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$545.00
643379

Creating the District of Columbia...

Item #643379

January 27, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791 



* Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government

* President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson




The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be cr... See More  

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$545.00
653761

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral... Earps are acquitted of guilt...

Item #653761

December 16, 1881

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, December 16, 1881 



* re. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

* Wyatt, Virgil & Morgan Earp acquitted




Page 7 contains a nice report concerning the now iconic "gunfight at the O.K. Corral", from just a day after the conclusion of the trial of the Earps ended in their acquittal.

The article headed: "The Atchison & Topeka-Sonora railroad-... See More  

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$545.00
662286

Battle of Bennington, and so much more...

Item #662286

January 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* Battle of Bennington & much more




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead... See More  

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$545.00
661808

Very early Idaho newspaper, shortly after creation of the Idaho Territory...

Item #661808

November 12, 1864

IDAHO TRI-WEEKLY STATESMAN, Boise City, Nov. 12, 1864 



* Very rare territorial title

* American Civil War era




A very early and rare newspaper from just 18 months after the Idaho Territory was created, and some 26 years before Idaho statehood.

This is the volume 1, number 48 issue.  The ftpg. is filled with ads with pages 2 & 3 containing various news of the day. Mostly ads on... See More  

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$545.00
660591

Rare Confederate title reports on the siege of Vicksburg, just before its fall…

Item #660591

July 02, 1863

CAROLINA SPARTAN, Spartanburg, South Carolina, July 2, 1863



* Very rare Confederate title

* Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi




A rare Confederate title to say the least. The front page begins with some nice reporting on the siege of Vicksburg with reports headed “From Vicksburg” which include some over optimistic thoughts: “…that perfect confidence prevails among our ... See More  

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$540.00
662347

Reference to the 1666 Great Fire of London...

Item #662347

October 04, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 4, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest newspapers to be had




One of the greatest calamities and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666.  Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publish... See More  

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$535.00
658557

On the Battle of Guilford Court House...

Item #658557

April 24, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 24, 1781  Page 2 has some nice war content. The 2nd column begins with: "By accounts from General Greene's army as late as the 24th ultimo, we learn that Lord Cornwallis is retreating towards Cross Creek and that our army was in pursuit of him."

There is also some nice talk about the historic Battle of Guilford... See More  

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$530.00
656226

Rare Confederate title reports on the battle of Manassas, & more...

Item #656226

August 08, 1861

CAROLINA SPARTAN, Spartanburg, South Carolina, August 8, 1861 



* First Battle of Bull Run

* Very rare Confederate title




A rare Confederate title to say the least. The front page has a report headed: "Battle of Manassas" which begins: "There never has been a more complete victory won on the Continent of America than was gained by our gallant "rebels" on Sunday l... See More  

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$530.00
640499

Terrific map of the "West Indies"... Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #640499
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740 



* Early and rare 18th century map

* West Indies & Southeast America




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only  all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settleme
... See More  

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$520.00
653848

Early issue of a Union occupation newspaper from Savannah...

Item #653848

January 04, 1865

SAVANNAH REPUBLICAN, Georgia, Jan. 4, 1865 



* Very rare Yankee occupation title

* Soon after William T. Sherman's capture




This is a fascinating and very rare newspaper--just the 6th issue of this title printed--from just 2 weeks after the Confederates abandoned the city.

Half of the first column is taken up with a letter: "To Our Army & Navy Patrons!" which is an app... See More  

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$520.00
673541

Washington's third state-of-the-union address...

Item #673541

November 03, 1791

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 5, 1791 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Over half of page 2 & a part of page 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with th... See More  

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$515.00
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