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642905

Very first issue of Leslie's Illustrated...

Item #642905

December 15, 1855

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 15, 1855 



* Volume 1 - Number 1 issue



This is the very first issue, volume one, number one, of what would become the first truly successful illustrated newspaper in America, predating even the famous Harper's Weekly by more than a year. Following on the heels of the Gleason's/Ballou's publication which lasted about 10 years, Les... See More  

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$257.00
654531

Homer's "...A Clam Bake."... Huge foldout of Long Branch...

Item #654531

August 23, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY August 23, 1873



* Winslow Homer's "Clam Bake" illustration



Certainly the prime content is the very nice full pg. Winslow Homer print "Sea Side Sketches - A Clam Bake." which is in great condition.

Also a full pg: "Sea Side Sketches - A Chowder Party at Fire Island."; fullpg. illus. of: "The Virgin Mary's Letter Box - Romish Supe... See More  

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$255.00
639007

Captain Cook's exploration in his ship Discovery with a map of Alaska...

Item #639007

December 02, 1784

SUPPLEMENT TO THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, 1784  This "supplemental" issue produced at the end of the year begins with a nearly 6 page article: "A Summary Account of the Various Advantages Resulting from the Voyages of Discovery, Undertaken & Performed during the Present Reign: With an Accurate Chart of the N.W. Coast of America, and N.E. Coast of Asia, as Explored by th... See More  

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653131

Thomas Nast Christmas centerfold...

Item #653131

January 04, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1873 



* Caricaturist Thomas Nast

* Christmas - Santa Claus




Certainly the most notable print is the great doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast captioned: "The Same Old Christmas Story Over Again"  showing two kids sleeping amongst their dreams. Santa Claus with his bag of toys is here as well.

There are many other prints in the i... See More  

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656553

Rare Confederate title with good war content...

Item #656553

September 17, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, September 17, 1863 



* Rare Confederate title from the Civil War



This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The entire ... See More  

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658848

Capture of St. Christopher and Nevis...

Item #658848

April 02, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 2, 1782 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication

* Battle of Saint Kitts - British vs. French Navy




Half of page 2 is taken up  with the treaty for the: "Capitulation of the Islands of St. Christopher's and Nevis, between Count de Grasse...and the Marquis  de Bouille...and Thomas Shirley...and T... See More  

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661568

Battle of Bull Run, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #661568

July 20, 1861

DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, July 20, 1861  



* Very rare Confederate title

* First Battle of Bull Run

* Manassas, Virginia




Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered. This coastal town didn't remain Confederate for very long as it fell to General Burnside on March 14, 1862 with the Battle of New Bern. So truly &... See More  

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662056

Early use of term "Union Jack" & descriptive of the British flag...

Item #662056

September 28, 1674

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674



* Very early Union Jack Flag description



More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).

The Proclamation is a result of merchant s... See More  

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664427

Bob Dylan transitions from acoustic to electric: his Forest Hills concert...

Item #664427

September 02, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Sept. 2, 1965 



* Bob Dylan & his electric guitar

* His famous Forest Hills concert




The front page features a photo of Bob Dylan captioned: "Dylan Stirred Up Forrest Hills". Also on the ftpg, & concluding inside, is a detailed account of the Dylan's very notable & controversial performance at Forest Hills of just 5 days earlier. Por... See More  

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666261

One of the best Revolutionary War era mastheads...

Item #666261

September 13, 1783

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1783 



* Rare title w/ great masthead

* re. End of the Revolutionary War




The photo shows one of the more decorative and larger engravings to be found in an 18th century American newspaper, making this a very nice issue for display.

The front page has a few bits with oblique references to the end of the Revolu... See More  

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642857

Nice item on Sir Christopher Wren...

Item #642857

September 08, 1716

THE POST BOY, Sept. 8, 1716 



* Sir Christopher Wren replaced

* Displayable masthead



Near the top of the back page is a very significant item on the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren. The report reads: "Christopher Wren, Esq., is removed from being Clerk of his Majesty's Works, and is succeeded by John Mercer Esq., formerly belonging to Mr. How's Office, as pay-master o... See More  

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651687

First printing of "The Blue and the Gray"...

Item #651687
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), September, 1867 



* Francis Miles Finch

* The Blue and the Gray

* 1st printing (nationally)




This literary magazine contains the *first nationally distributed printing of the famous Civil War themed poem by Francis Miles Finch, "The Blue and the Gray." The preface to the poem is a quote from the New York Tribune, providing context: "The wo... See More  

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661800

Yankee newspaper from South Carolina...

Item #661800

March 24, 1864

THE PALMETTO HERALD, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 24, 1864 



* Very rare Yankee occupation title



This Southern coastal town was captured by Yankee naval forces late in 1861 and remained a base for other operations along the Atlantic coast. An uncommon Yankee title from this otherwise Confederate stronghold. This is just the volume 1, number 4 issue with content including: "On G... See More  

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664279

John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics...

Item #664279

November 19, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 19, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication

* Early optician, John Marshall ad




One of just four advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses,... See More  

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668726

John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics...

Item #668726

October 04, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Oct. 4, 1692  Among the two advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, London, are made all manner of Prospective Glasses, Telescopes, Mycroscopes, Reading Glasses, Concaves Celinders... a Wheel Prospective with three Concaves in Eye-Glass, fit for any Weather, Inven... See More  

Item from Catalog 301 (released for December, 2020)...

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$250.00
550379

One of the best Kennedy assassination newspaper to be had...

Item #550379

November 23, 1963

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Dallas, Texas, November 23, 1963  A quite rare & extremely desirable newspaper with a first report on J.F.K.'s assassination, from the city where it happened. Two line bold banner headline: "KENNEDY SLAIN ON DALLAS STREET" with subhead: "Johnson Becomes President", plus a rather large photo of "John F. Kennedy" and a smaller ph
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654136

Sinking of the Lusitania: a pair of consecutive issues...

Item #654136

May 07, 1915

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, May 7 and 8, 1915  Two consecutive issues reporting the sinking of the Lusitania.

May 7 issue: The last column of the ftpg. is mostly taken up with headlines on the event including: "TORPEDO DESTROYS LUSITANIA" "Sunk Off Irish Coast by German Submarine--Assistance Is Sent" "Passengers Are Saved, According To Report" "Many Prominen... See More  

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$189.00
633381

Thomas Nast Santa...

Item #633381

December 30, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871 



* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving



The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.

Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to ... See More  

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$150.00
646937

Adolph Hitler calls for Jewish extermination......

Item #646937

January 31, 1939

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Michigan, Jan. 31, 1939 



* Hitler calls for Jewish extermination



The ftpg. has a four column heading: "Hitler Pledges War Aid to Italy; Rome Hails Talk as a Promise to Back Aggression Against France" with subheads. This was one of Hitler's many speeches prior to the outbreak of World War II. This speech in particular was the first time Hitler called... See More  

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$125.00
642836

News from America...

Item #642836
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1783  Key articles include: "American Votes Respecting the Loyalists" (a report from Worcester, Massachusetts) and "American News", the latter giving some reports of a treaty between the United States and the chiefs of the Six Nations (see image for details).

Among additional articles noted in the table of contents are: "Pa... See More  

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$34.00
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