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686253

Very displayable masthead...

Item #686253

April 09, 1720

WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, April 9, 1720



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




The most significant feature of this issue is the very ornate & displayable engraving in the masthead, which also contains the extension to the title: "...With Freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick."

Various European news reports with the back leaf mostly fil... See More  

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$38.00
670090

A large & decorative masthead... Avoiding taxation...

Item #670090

December 14, 1722

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Dec. 14, 1722 



* Great masthead engraving

* Very rare publication




A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is often the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue.

This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspapers. ... See More  

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$58.00
601262

A large & decorative masthead... Avoiding taxation...

Item #601262

December 24, 1723

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, December 24, 1723 



* Great masthead engraving 

* Very rare title
 



A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue. This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspaper... See More  

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$62.00
649299

Uncommon provincial title with a decorative masthead...

Item #649299
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1767-68 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. The front page also has a red-inked tax stamp. This issue contains various ne... See More  

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$27.00
657561

A pestilence in Maryland spread by convicts from a prison ship....

Item #657561
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 12, 1767  (currently spelled Gloucester)  The ftpg. has a report headed: "America" with a dateline of "Annapolis, in Maryland, July 29" concerning an outbreak of: "...that horrid contagious distemper, commonly called the gaol [jail] fever...A casual visit...from one of the felons some time since imported in a convict ship comm... See More  

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$33.00
657564

Charleston residents warn against ship landing in their port... Funeral of the Duke of York...

Item #657564
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Nov. 9, 1767 



* Early Southern America report



(currently spelled Gloucester)  The ftpg. has most of the first column taken up with details of the  funeral of the Duke of York & Albany, younger bother to King George III. He died in Monaco while on a trip but was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Pages 2 & 3 contains letter from Charleston, on... See More  

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657569

A substitute for British tea... Letter to the ladies of North America...

Item #657569
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Jan. 4, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has a report from Boston concerning the finding of "hyperion or Labrador tea" in the colonies, of special interest given the recent non-importation of tea from England.

Also an item noting: "By letters from Philadelphia we are credibly informed that a number of new buildings are going to ... See More  

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657574

Murder of Indians in Pennsylvania...

Item #657574
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, April 18, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  The ftpg. has a letter from Philadelphia which includes: "...relative to the late murders committed on ten Indians...as the perpetrators of those  horrid barbarities have been rescued from prison since this talk was transmitted, it is much doubted whether a reconciliation will take place."

The... See More  

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$38.00
664996

Complaining about the hated Acts of Parliment...

Item #664996
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 31, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has a report from Boston concerning the growing tensions between the colonies and England, noting: "...assembled at Faneuil Hall...convened to consult & advise the most effectual measures for promoting the peace & good order of his Majesty's subjects...under the present very dark & ... See More  

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$57.00
665006

The Virginia Governor dissolves the House of Burgesses...

Item #665006
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, July 10, 1769 (currently spelled Gloucester)  The front page under: "America" has very notable reports from Williamsburg, Virginia. It is prefaced with: "After his Excellency the Governor had dissolved the General Assembly, the late representatives of the people formed an association to consider off some measures to be taken for preserving the tr... See More  

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687379

Responding to the British peace commissioners...

Item #687379

October 01, 1778

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Oct. 1, 1778 



* Paul Revere masthead engraving

* British peace commissioners letter

* American Revolutionary War




A very handsome issue as the masthead features an engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere for colonial currency at the time. It is a very patriotic device showing a soldier with a sword in one hand and ... See More  

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$925.00
649227

Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

Item #649227
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784  See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.

Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
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216092

Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

Item #216092
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784  See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.

Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
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$29.00
687490

During George Washington's administration...

Item #687490

September 15, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 15, 1791  Here is a great "generic" issue of this famous newspaper from the first term of Washington's administration. Various news and ads of the day.

Four pages, handsome & decorative masthead, very nice condition.

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$42.00
687489

Letter from John Hancock...

Item #687489

October 13, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 13, 1791  Page 3 has a report concerning the collection of taxes, signed in type by the governor: John Hancock. Page 2 has a report on the: "Indian Expedition" of General Wilkinson.

Four pages, handsome & decorative masthead, great condition.

Item from Catalog 324 (released for November, 2022)...

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$55.00
590311

Declaration of war... unusual obituary...

Item #590311

February 12, 1793

THE STAR, London, February 12, 1793  This features a decorative masthead. On page two under the heading of "British Parliament" is a heading "Declaration of War Against France" in which Lord Grenville brought the message from the King "...directed acts of hostility to be committed against the persons and property of his Majesty's subjects, in breach of the law of ... See More  

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$55.00
669035

A handsome, displayable newspaper...

Item #669035

May 29, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 29, 1794 



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead and the wide, untrimmed margins. Various news reports of the day with a number of illustrated advertisements on the back page.

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

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$39.00
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
657581

Thoughts on the Jay Treaty...

Item #657581

August 28, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Aug. 28, 1795  A very decorative masthead which includes an engraving of Canterbury Cathedral.

Page 2 has: "American Treaty - Extract of a Letter form a Merchant in Philadelphia to His Son in London" which has comments on the controversial Jay Treaty.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, red tax stamp on pg. 3, nice condition.

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$29.00
684955

Handsome masthead from 1795...

Item #684955

October 21, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 21, 1795 



* 18th century American publication



Page 2 has reports from: "France, National Convention" taking over half of the page. Page 3 has reports from "Kentucky" Maryland" "New York" and elsewhere.

This is the newspaper by the famed printer Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, decorative masthead, a... See More  

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$39.00
596595

Two documents signed by Sam Adams...

Item #596595

November 30, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 32, 1796   Yes, that's the date on the newspaper (see). Page 3 has an "Address" to the Mass. Senate & House, signed in type: Samuel Adams (see), and another "Resolve" by the Mass. legislature also signed: Samuel Adams.

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

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151335

Displayable masthead... early 19th century...

Item #151335
NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802 A general "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring Mercury in the masthead. Some light foxing, untrimmed.  Actual dates vary, but the issue will be similar in look and condition to that shown, and will date from 1801-1802.

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$17.00
649304

Displayable masthead... early 19th century...

Item #649304
NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802  A typical "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring mercury in the masthead. Some light foxing, untrimmed.  Actual dates vary, but the issue sent will be similar in look and condition to that shown, and will date from 1801-1802.

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$17.00
687438

Displayable masthead...

Item #687438

March 26, 1804

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 26, 1804



* Nice masthead engraving



This title has one of the nicest mastheads from the early 19th century, featuring an engraving that has a variation of the Great Seal and an Indian plus a banner inscribed with the Massachusetts state motto: "Ense Petit Placidam Sub Liberate Quietem" ('By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under libert... See More  

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$30.00
594184

Heraldic eagle....

Item #594184

March 15, 1826

MIDDLESEX GAZETTE, Middletown, Connecticut, March 15, 1826  A very decorative masthead featuring a heraldic eagle (see). Various news of the day and some interesting illustrated advertisements. Various foxing, generally good.

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592596

Middletown, Connecticut...

Item #592596

March 15, 1826

MIDDLESEX GAZETTE, Middletown, Connecticut, March 15, 1826  A very decorative masthead featuring a heraldic eagle (see). Various news of the day and some interesting illustrated advertisements. Various foxing, generally good.

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152352

Decorative masthead...

Item #152352
THE TRUMPET & UNIVERSALIST MAGAZINE, Boston, 1828  Mostly religious-related content. Masthead features a wood engraving of a trumpeting angel. Occasional foxing.  Although actual dates vary, the issue sent will have the same look and condition as the one shown, and will be dated from 1828.

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$25.00
578308

Scottish immigrant newspaper...

Item #578308

January 23, 1841

THE SCOTTISH JOURNAL, New York, Jan. 23, 1841



* Rare title for Scotland immigrants



Obviously a paper which has a focus on the Scottish heritage of Americans in the New York City area, but other content as well. A deep & decorative masthead (see photo) makes this issue displayable.

Eight pages, 10 1/2 by 15 inches, some rubbing along the central fold, generally nice.... See More  

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$27.00
587131

Uncommon Odd Fellows' title...

Item #587131

September 16, 1848

THE WEEKLY SYMBOL & ODD FELLOWS' MAGAZINE, Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 16, 1848 



* Uncommon title

* Decorative masthead

* Oddfellows society




Actually a newspaper & of quite large size with a decorative masthead. Four pages, various wear at the folds & margins with a small hole at a fold juncture, some edge tears.

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$37.00
603849

Early report on the California Gold Rush...

Item #603849

December 16, 1848

BOSTON MUSEUM, Dec. 16, 1848  Page 4 has: "California Gold" which includes: "All of our brethren are having their say about the California gold discoveries...But California, nor any other unsettled country, should not be peopled by fortune hunters. The wilderness wants practical men, not visionary drones...The mining fever is raging here as well as elsewhere...one of our citize... See More  

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$68.00
652693

Short story by Charles Dickens... News from the California gold fields...

Item #652693

May 18, 1850

BOSTON MUSEUM, May 18, 1850   Page 6 has: "A Short Story by Dickens" contained here in its entirety (see). The back page has over 2 column headed: "Arrival of Three California Steamers" with much news from there including much on gold mining. 

Eight pages, decorative masthead, very nice condition.

Discounted by 50% (as shown) through December 15, 2022!

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$19.50
649254

Westward expansion... Decorative masthead...

Item #649254
OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, 1850-1856  A lot of four issues in mixed condition, all with a great masthead and with at least some westward-expansion themed reporting and/or advertising.  One of the more decorative mastheads  of the era.  Four pages, some fold wear, edge tears, etc.  All issues are complete and are offered at a significant discount over their single issue pri... See More  

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$49.00
559606

Westward expansion... Decorative masthead...

Item #559606
OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, 1850-1856  A lot of four issues in mixed condition, all with a great masthead and with at least some westward-expansion themed reporting and/or advertising.  One of the more decorative mastheads  of the era.  Four pages, some fold wear, edge tears, etc.  All issues are complete and are offered at a significant discount over their single issue pri... See More  

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$49.00
687919

Decorative masthead with a front page Christmas print...

Item #687919

December 25, 1858

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE OF THE BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Dec. 25, 1858  This title has one of the largest & most decorative mastheads of the 19th century with a decorative & patriotic border around all pages.

The front page has a nice print captioned: "An Allegorical Picture of Christmas". Among prints inside is: "The American Steamer Savannah, the First Ocean Steamship&q... See More  

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$33.00
151067

Very decorative & displayable masthead...

Item #151067

April 09, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, April 9, 1859  Talk about an ornate masthead--see the photos for not only one of the larger mastheads, but one of the most ornate and handsome to be had of the 19th century. Nice & quite large illus. of a 3 masted ship, with other embellishments.

This issue has many tears at the edge, a few extending into the prints or text, but fortunately ... See More  

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$20.00
639845

Very decorative masthead... Pilgrim Hall & Monument to the Forefathers...

Item #639845

August 06, 1859

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 6, 1859  This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise.

The front includes a print of: "The Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass." with text on it, the oldest public museum in the United States in continuous operation. The back page h... See More  

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$32.00
568218

Early Horatio Alger story...

Item #568218

September 03, 1859

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLESHIP (very early), Boston, Massachusetts, September 3, 1859 This is one of the more ornate newspapers of the 19th century to be found with a huge & decorative masthead (see photo) and embellishments around the margins. But the prime content within these 8 pages is the page 7 story--written specifically for this newspaper--titled "The Secret Of Success, by... See More  

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$34.00
633008

Very decorative masthead...

Item #633008

November 12, 1859

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Nov. 12, 1859  



* Rare title w/ great masthead



This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see).

The front page has prints of: "Madam Novello, the Celebrated English Singer" and a: "View In Calcutta, East Indies"... See More  

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$26.00
675290

Much baseball reporting... Planet, the famous race horse...

Item #675290

September 22, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 22, 1860  Basically a sports-themed newspaper. The front page has a nice print of the horse: "Planet...", the very famous race horse.

An inside page has a heading: "Base Ball" which contains 14 box scores.

Complete in 16 pages, decorative masthead, minor margin wear, good condition.... See More  

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$38.00
649226

Large & ornate masthead from the Civil War...

Item #649226
NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, 1861  The title reflects the theme of this issue, being primarily a farming-related newspaper with agricultural concerns taking much of the front page and some inside space as well. However Civil War reporting is found on page two with a review of the week's battle events and military concerns. Of added significance is the large and very d... See More  

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$28.00
215899

Large & ornate masthead from the Civil War...

Item #215899
NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, 1861  The title reflects the theme of this issue, being primarily a farming-related newspaper with agricultural concerns taking much of the front page and some inside space as well. However Civil War reporting is found on page two with a review of the week's battle events and military concerns. Of added significance is the large and very d... See More  

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$28.00
676190

Large & ornate masthead from the Civil War era...

Item #676190

June 25, 1862

NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, June 25, 1862 



* Great masthead engraving 



The title reflects the theme of this issue, being primarily a farming-related newspaper with agricultural concerns taking much of the front page and some inside space as well. However Civil War reporting is found on page two with a review of the week's battle events and military concer... See More  

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675347

Baseball continues during th Civil War...

Item #675347

July 26, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, July 26, 1862   Basically a sports-themed newspaper.  Inside has 2 1/2 columns taken up with reports on: "Base Ball" games and developments. Included are box scores for 9 games.

Other sports reports as well including for: "Fistiana" (boxing).

Sixteen pages, decorative masthead, nice condition.

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$31.00
651300

German language religious newspaper from St. Louis...

Item #651300

December 01, 1864

DER LUTHERANER, St. Louis, Missouri, December 1, 1864  In the mid-nineteenth century a flood of immigrants from Europe poured into the United States, the Germans being the largest ethnic group at the time. Like many immigrants, the Germans wanted to preserve their native language and newspapers. In 1844 a Lutheran named Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther began publishing "Der Lutheraner... See More  

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$29.00
649267

Ornate masthead...

Item #649267
ADVOCATE FAMILY GUARDIAN, New York, 1865  A rather ornate & decorative masthead in this small newspaper, filled primarily with literary & womanly concerns. Edited by Mrs. Sarah R. Bennett of the "American Female Guardian Society". Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will be from 1865 & will have the format shown. Measures approximately 11 by ... See More  

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$9.00
153123

Ornate masthead...

Item #153123
ADVOCATE FAMILY GUARDIAN, New York, 1865  A rather ornate & decorative masthead in this small newspaper, filled primarily with literary & womanly concerns. Edited by Mrs. Sarah R. Bennett of the "American Female Guardian Society". Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will be from 1865 & will have the format shown. Measures approximately 11 by ... See More  

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$9.00
687897

German language religious newspaper from St. Louis...

Item #687897

June 01, 1865

DER LUTHERANER, St. Louis, June 1, 1865  



* Rare publication in German



An unusual German language newspaper. In the mid-19th century a flood of immigrants from Europe poured into the United States, Germans being the largest ethnic group at the time. Like many immigrants, the Germans wanted to preserve their language and newspapers in their native language.

In 1840 there were 40 German-... See More  

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$29.00
172960

Louisiana map...

Item #172960

February 03, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 3, 1866 The front page of the issue features a half-page illustration "Birds in Winter - Out-Door Relief" and an accompanying story.  A fullpage illustration: 'Old Folks at Home and Young Folks Abroad' is comprised of several scenes. Great doublepage centerfold: 'The Iron-Clad Navy of the United States' shows 13 illustrations. ... See More  

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$65.00

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$34.00
680031

Patriotic & decorative masthead...

Item #680031

March 03, 1866

FLAG OF OUR UNION, Boston, March 3, 1866  This was a popular weekly which in the early 1850's claimed to have the largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States. It was begun by the famed publishers Gleason & Ballou, who lent their names to titles which were much like the later Harper's Weekly. Mostly literary content with a very ornate, displayable masthead.

Sixteen p... See More  

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$34.00
219243

Decorative Masthead of a Raft...

Item #219243

March 19, 1868

EVERY AFTERNOON, March 19, 1868, from New York, NY.  The best feature of this title is a magnificent masthead of a raft floating in the sunshine, with the tag-line:  "My free drift halts not particularly, but moves itself in a wide sea. - Shakespeare".  Mostly literary content, with some comentary on the news of the day.  Minor edge tears and some fold browning (see images), bu... See More  

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$49.00
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