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654695

On the resignation of General Burgoyne...

Item #654695

April 18, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 18, 1780



* General John Burgoyne resignation

* re. Surrender at Saratoga - New York




The entire front page, two-thirds of page 2, and half of page 3 are taken up with: "...the various letters that passed between the late and present secretary at War and Lieutenant General Burgoyne, previous to that officer's res... See More  

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$488.00
656322

The Hindenburg crashes: many dramatic photos...

Item #656322

May 07, 1937

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, May 7, 1937  The prime feature is the large and dramatic photo of the Hindenburg in flames, shortly after the explosion that would doom 35 of its passengers. Another photo shows stunned spectators: "...watching more than 30 persons burning to death...".

The banner headline hints of a conspiracy: "ECKENER REVEALS THREATS" with a subhead: "Hind... See More  

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$485.00
671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* The Battle of the Kegs

* British Fleet in Philadelphia




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 surpris... See More  

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$485.00
658597

Much on the exchange of prisoners in prison ships... British have evacuated the South...

Item #658597

July 17, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 17, 1781 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



The front page has several letters from British Lt. Col. Balfour, most dealing with discussion for an exchange of prisoners with General Greene.

This discussion carries over to page 2 where is found a letter datelined: "Torbay prison ship, Charlestown harbour,... See More  

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674380

Neil Armstrong steps on the moon in 1969...

Item #674380

July 21, 1969

WAPAKONETA DAILY NEWS, Ohio, July 21, 1969



* Best issue to have on this historic event ?

* Neil Armstrong's hometown newspaper




A great issue on this significant event as this newspaper is from Neil Armstrong's hometown. Typically issues of this date carried a headline "Man Walks On Moon" but this hometown newspaper personalized the report honoring their local hero with: &q... See More  

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665420

Terrific issue on the Hindenburg tragedy...

Item #665420

May 07, 1937

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER--EXTRA, May 7, 1937 



* Hindenburg airship disaster

* Lakehurst NJ New Jersey




One of the very best, dramatic banner headlines we have offered on this historic catastrophe: "DIRIGIBLE HINDENBURG EXPLODES, 90 KILLED". A large front page photo shows the Hindenburg over the New York skyline, headed: "Giant Airliner That Fell in Flames", with the su... See More  

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$485.00
642555

Quite rare set of the 'North Georgia Gazette & Winter Chronicle'...

Item #642555

March 20, 1820

NORTH GEORGIA GAZETTE AND WINTER CHRONICLE, the complete set of 21 issues bound in a volume including the half-title, First edition.

A weekly newspaper edited by Edward Sabine and written by members of the first Parry expedition (1819-1820) while at their winter quarters at Winter Harbour on Melville Island during them attempt to discover a North West Passage. It was circulated among the men in m... See More  

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$480.00
646743

On the 1929 stock market crash, in the New York Times...

Item #646743

October 23, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 23, 1929 



* Stock market crash of 1929 begins

* Eve of the initial great selling spree




The stock market crash of 1929 did much to define America for the next decade, resulting in the Great Depression and all the trauma relating to it. It seemed common for many newspapers to put a positive spin on the on-going tragedy, so front page reports often conflicted w... See More  

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646813

Ruth slams 3 homers in one World Series game...

Item #646813

October 07, 1926

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 7, 1926 



* Babe Ruth hits 3 home runs

* World Series of baseball

* New York Yankees

* Best title to be had ?




In the annals of World Series history one of the outstanding events remains Babe Ruth hitting three home runs in the fourth game of the 1926 World Series. That event is reported in this issue, and terrific to have in the New York Times.

The top of the... See More  

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678714

Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #678714

October 02, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807 



* Lewis and Clark expedition



Page 3 has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another d... See More  

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666260

The yacht 'America' wins the first of what will become the America's Cup race...

Item #666260

August 25, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Aug. 25, 1851 



* 1st America's Cup

* Yacht "America" wins




Nearly half of page 5 is taken up with very detailed accounts of: "The Cowes Regatta" in England, which would become known as the famed America's Cup race.

This was the very first of this iconic race, and since won by the yacht "America" it would forever become known as t... See More  

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652372

John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater...

Item #652372

November 05, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 1863 



* John Wilkes Booth as an actor

* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre




A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

Near the top of the front page is an article headed: "Ford's New Theatre--The Lady of Lyons". The writer reports on t... See More  

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658631

Preparing for the final events at Yorktown... Tragic case of Col. Isaac Haynes...

Item #658631

October 02, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1781 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



Most of the front page is taken up with reports and correspondence concerning the case of Col. Isaac Haynes, the American officer hanged by the British for a controversial charge. One series of letters is prefaced with: "The following are authentic copies of sun... See More  

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666400

FBI botches the Little Bohemia raid upon the Dillinger Gang...

Item #666400

April 23, 1934

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 23, 1934 



* Outlaw John Dillinger

* Little Bohemia Lodge shootout

* Nice 1st report for display




The front page has a terrific banner headline announcing: "HUNT DILLINGER; 2 DIE, 4 SHOT" with a subhead noting: "Desperadoes Escape North Woods Trap".

The article carries over to page 8 where is a rather large map headed: "Dillinger Es... See More  

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662126

Considerable reporting on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #662126

July 10, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 1863 



* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Battle of the Gettysburg - Robert E. Lee vs. Meade




If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memp... See More  

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658842

News from the closing moments of the war... Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and others...

Item #658842

February 12, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 12, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War closing events

* George Washington & Thomas Jefferson




The inside pages have various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, including: "...nothing but the utter destruction of the Carolinas was talked of by the ministry & their creatures; but since the French have bl... See More  

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671763

Plague reference... Portsmouth has been spared...

Item #671763

November 30, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Nov. 30, 1665



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Plus this is the #5 issue, only the fifth to be published.

Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had rem... See More  

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664597

Rare and very early from the "Alaska Territory"...

Item #664597

July 17, 1886

THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 17, 1886 



* Very rare Alaska Territorial issue



Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by over ten years. This is the volume one, number 37 issue of this title.

The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day,... 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's "Rebel Without a Cause" advertisement

* Perhaps the best to be had on the iconic teen actor




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 h... See More  

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658612

Battle of Green Spring... Great reports on the Revolutionary War...

Item #658612

August 14, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781 



* Battle of Green Spring

* James County, Virginia

* Revolutionary War




The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washin... See More  

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672292

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

Item #672292

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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655237

Oswego during the French & Indian War, with maps...

Item #655237
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 



* Forts Oswego and Ontario

* French and Indian war with map




Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages. This text also includes a report headed &quo... See More  

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655844

Murder of Wild Bill Hickok...

Item #655844

August 13, 1876

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 13, 1876 



* "Wild Bill" Hickok death

* American old West folk hero




Few events are more legendary from the Old West than the murder of Wild Bill Hickok while playing cards in a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. And unfortunately, not many newspapers of the day reported the event.

But here is one. A brief and inconspicuous report on page 7 is
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656606

Jackson's defining document in the Nullification Crisis...

Item #656606

January 18, 1833

SUPPLEMENT TO THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1833 



* President Andrew Jackson message

* Nullification Crisis re. South Carolina




An interesting single sheet printed on tissue paper quality newsprint; very thin. Save for a few ads on the back side the entire issue is taken up with the: "MESSAGE Of the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress, ... See More  

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661884

John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater...

Item #661884

November 13, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1863 



* John Wilkes Booth as an actor

* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre




A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

Page 3 has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which has three mentions of the name J. Wilkes Booth: "... See More  

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664367

The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #664367

January 03, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 3, 1863 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* Emancipation Proclamation

* Freedom for slaves




Although the front page has some great coverage of recent events in the Civil War--including a nice map headed: "The Battle of Murfreesboro"--the prime content is certainly on page 4 where the first column and a bit of the second contain the complete text of the Emanc... See More  

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640260

Creating the Mason-Dixon Line: map of America...

Item #640260
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 



* Early America Map PA & MD

* Mason and Dixon Line creation




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of America where a Degree... See More  

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658556

Responding to General Clinton's offer for a reconciliation...

Item #658556

April 03, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781 



* General Henry Clinton

* Peace with Americans ?

* Revolutionary War




Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to a... See More  

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662462

Great issue on the capture of New York City...

Item #662462

November 04, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Nov. 4, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* American Independence

* Great year to have (1776)

* Revolutionary War




Almost the entirety of the front page is taken up with a letter from General Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated at "York Island, Sept. 21, 1776". It begins with an historic report: "I have the satisfaction to inform you... See More  

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$448.00
674360

Statehood for Israel...

Item #674360

May 14, 1948

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, May 14, 1948 



* Israeli Declaration of Independence

* Early, same day 1st report




The front page has an extremely historic and desirable report headed: "First Hebrew Nation Proclaimed By Jews" with the subhead: " 'State Of Israel' Becomes Reality After Midnight" and other small subheads. The ftpg. also includes photos headed... See More  

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$445.00
672620

An incredible display issue on the end of World War II...

Item #672620

August 14, 1945

THE WILMINGTON NEWS--EXTRA, North Carolina, August 14, 1945



* World War II ends

* Japanese surrenders

* Terrific headline for display




When it comes to huge, screaming headlines on the end of World War II they can't possibly get much better than this.

Taking about three-quarters of the front page, in letters 8 1/4 and 4 7/8 inches high, is: "JAPS QUIT ! " with subhead: "... See More  

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658553

Much on events in the South: General Greene & others...

Item #658553

March 13, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 13, 1781   



* Rare Revolutionary War title

* General Nathanael Greene

* Events in the South




Most of the front page is taken up with reports concerning the: "Account of the Examination& Commitment of John Trumbull, for High Treason", some of the "rebel governor" of Connecticut who was ... See More  

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661785

Very uncommon Fredericksburg title...

Item #661785

May 27, 1862

THE CHRISTIAN BANNER, Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 27, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate title



This is certainly one of the more rare newspapers from this Confederate state. It began in 1848 but ceased publication in 1862. Its editor, James Hunnicut, was a minister of a Free Will 'Union' congregation, was considered to be quite eccentric. As the war neared he became an outspoken Un... See More  

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$440.00
680579

Great foldout map of "West Florida" from Pensacola to New Orleans...

Item #680579
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772 



* Nice map of "West Florida"

* Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana

* Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay




Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew t... See More  

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$435.00
662676

On proposing peace with the Americans... Franklin's son on independence...

Item #662676

November 25, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for."... See More  

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$433.00
667176

Provincial Congress meeting...

Item #667176

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that
... See More  

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$430.00
658840

Wishful thinking on the fate of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #658840

January 29, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 29, 1782  The front page is mostly taken up with: "An Ordinance Ascertaining What Captures on Water Shall be Lawful". This lengthy text carries over to take close to half of page 2 & is signed in type by: John Hanson, President of Congress.

Page 3 has some optimistic hopes from London including: "Though the... See More  

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680005

Period mention of the great London Fire...

Item #680005

January 28, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, January 28, 1666 (1667 by today's calendar). 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest newspapers to be had




It is very rare to find any period mention of the great London Fire of 1666 in newspapers of the day, certainly one reason being the death of publications in print at that time--very few beyond the London Gazette.

The back pag... See More  

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645833

Rare Confederate newspaper... Confederates have stopped Sherman?

Item #645833

August 04, 1864

THE CAMDEN DAILY JOURNAL, South Carolina, August 4, 1864 



* Rare Confederate title

* William T. Sherman

* March to the sea is stopped?




A nice and quite rare title from late in the Confederacy. The front page has various news items concerning the war including: "The news of the defeat & capture of the most famous of all the Yankee raiders comes in like a welcome gleam of sunsh... See More  

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$425.00
658614

The Siege of Ninety-Six and more military events in South Carolina...

Item #658614

August 28, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 28, 1781 



* Revolutionary War in the South

* Ninety-Six SC South Carolina




Half of page 2 is taken up with a letter from Major General Green in which he officers much on the Siege of Ninety-Six. Additional reports carry over to page 3 with much more detail on the military events in South Carolina. One item begins: &quo... See More  

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660402

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #660402

July 13, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795



* Jay's Treaty - John

* George Washington




A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9,

concluding in the issue of the... See More  

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$425.00
665465

Rare Hawaii newspaper from 1859...

Item #665465

February 05, 1859

THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, (Hawaii), Feb. 5, 1859 



* Very rare 19th century Hawaiian publication



A quite rare newspaper from such an early date, in fact outside of "The Friend" which was more of a missionary newspaper, this is the second oldest Hawaii newspaper we have offered.

It is formatted much like other newspapers of the day with the ftpg. containing both ads & news ... See More  

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$425.00
642988

Rare and very early from the "Alaska Territory"...

Item #642988

June 04, 1887

THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, June 4, 1887 



* Very rare Alaska Territorial issue



Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by ten years.

The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day, being four pages of small folio size (measures 13 by 20 in.)... See More  

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$420.00
646966

The election of Washington as the first President, and so much more...

Item #646966
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), April, 1789  A very significant issue, and one of a few magazines or newspapers with the text reporting the actions of Congress formally counting the votes for the first President of the United States. Near the back are several pages of the: "Proceedings of Congress", the first headed: "Brief Sketch of the Most Interesting of the Proceedings... See More  

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$420.00
658618

The prelude to the final battles at Yorktown...

Item #658618

September 04, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 4, 1781 



* Surrender of Cornwallis nears

* Siege of Yorktown prelude

* Revolutionary War ending close




Page 2 begins with a report from Annapolis which foreshadows the coming events at Yorktown: "The apprehensions of an invasion are at present dissipated; the fleet, supposed to be destined for Baltimore or  t... See More  

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$420.00
661529

General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch... The Confederate version of "Harper's Weekly"...

Item #661529

June 07, 1863

SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, June 7, 1863 



* General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch

* Very rare Confederate title




A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.

The front page is entirely taken up with a nice illustration of: "Genera... See More  

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$420.00
661889

Lou Gehrig's farewell to baseball...

Item #661889

July 05, 1939

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, July 5, 1939 



* Lou Gehrig day at Yankee Stadium - Yankees

* Famous 'luckiest man on the face of the earth' speech

* Best title to be had - very rare as such




This issue will remain one of the most coveted by baseball fans, as it reports--from the city where it happened--one of the most notable & heart-warming events in the annals of baseball histor... See More  

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$420.00
663858

Ulysses S. Grant clarifies his infamous "Jew Order"....

Item #663858

November 30, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 30, 1868 



* General Ulysses S. Grant

* General Order No. 11 - Jews




Page 5 has a very significant Judaica item headed: "Letter From General Grant on the Hebrew Question." 

This relates to Ulysses S. Grant's General Order #11 from during the Civil War, known as the infamous "Jew Order". A website has further details on Grant
... See More  

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$420.00
616816

General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper... The latest war news...

Item #616816

November 26, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations




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

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$415.00
666255

Great map of the West Indies & America...

Item #666255
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762 



* Very early Southern America map w/ West Indies



Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day... See More  

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$415.00
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