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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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$250.00
666189

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

Item #666189

May 17, 1723

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, May 17, 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 newspapers. This format classifi... 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
204514

Uncommon 1767 provincial title with a decorative masthead...

Item #204514
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1767 (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 Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies.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 news ... See More  

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$28.00
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 Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies.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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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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657568

The North Carolina economy is flourishing...

Item #657568
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Dec. 28, 1767 



* Early Southern America reporting



(currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 3 has a paragraph: "A letter from Williamsburgh, in Virginia...says 'There is scarce any history, antient or modern, which affords an account of such a rapid & sudden increase of inhabitants in a back frontier country as that of North Carolina. ...that... See More  

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$38.00
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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662205

Colonies are agreeing to a non-importation agreement...

Item #662205
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, June 6, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has reports headed: "America" beginning: "Most of the merchants & importers of goods have already subscribed a voluntary engagement to each other that they will not sell on their own accounts or on commissions, nor buy or sell for any person whomsoever, any goods...which shall be shipp... See More  

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664530

Reasons why the Mass. governor needs to be removed...

Item #664530
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 3, 1768 



* Colonial America reporting



(currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia noting in part: "...arrived here from Fort Pitt & informs us that the garrison were very healthy about a fortnight ago...has been exploring the heads of the Mississippi, the Scioto, and Lake Superior...went 1500 miles to the westw... See More  

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664994

A Lord's pension paid from American tax revenues...

Item #664994
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 10, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  The ftpg. has one-third of a column headed: "America" which includes news items from Newport, Boston, and Virginia. One item notes in part: "that the pension granted to his Honour the L.G. to be paid out of the revenue now raising in America but virtue of the Acts of Parliament so much complaine... See More  

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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  

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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$57.00
651959

Nice content on defeating the Regulators of North Carolina...

Item #651959

June 27, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1771 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* North Carolina regulators

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. 

Page 2 has a report from Wilmington, North Carolina noting: "In consequ... See More  

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$220.00
651960

The Regulators of North Carolina have been quiet...

Item #651960

July 04, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 4, 1771 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* North Carolina regulators

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. 

Colonists certainly had no idea how the country & situation would change ... See More  

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$175.00
651964

Complaining about taxation without representation... War with the Regulators is over?

Item #651964

August 15, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, August 15, 1771 



* re. Taxation without representation

* War of the Regulation ends




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. 

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a letter from the Mass. House of Representatives to their B... See More  

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$240.00
651968

Colonial America, with a very displayable masthead...

Item #651968

December 19, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 19, 1771 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper.

The ftpg. is taken up with reports from Europe as are most of pages 2 & 3. Some American items on page 3.&n... See More  

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$149.00
646044

Great displayable masthead... colonial America time era...

Item #646044

July 28, 1773

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 28, 1773 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper from this period had one of the more beautiful & decorative of the colonial era (see).

The entire front page is taken up with "Proceedings in the House of Commons on East India Affairs". Inside has reports from Lond... See More  

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$265.00
664272

Decorative masthead... Runaway reward ad...

Item #664272

February 01, 1783

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia,  Feb. 1, 1783 



* Nice masthead

* Rare publication




The front page is entirely taken up with ads including an: "Eight Dollars Reward" ad for "...a likely [Black] Wench..." with details, and a "Ten Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...[Black]Man named Adam...".

Page 2 has a small bit noting: "From the k... See More  

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$120.00
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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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
... See More  

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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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669548

Handsome masthead...

Item #669548

November 11, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 11, 1795  Page 2 has reports from: "France, National Convention" taking over half of the page. Page 3 has reports from "Kentucky" Virginia" "New York" "Norfolk" and elsewhere.

This is the newspaper by the famed printer Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, decorative masthead, good condition.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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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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643773

Message signed by President John Adams...

Item #643773

February 21, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 21, 1798 



* John Adams signed message

* 18th century American original




Page 2 contains a message from the President of the United States signed in type: John Adams, concerning relations with France. Page 3 has a brief mention of the reading of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature titled: "an Act for suppressing rogues, v... See More  

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661719

Confirming Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of the Nile...

Item #661719

November 28, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 28, 1798 



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 2 has a letter beginning: "There is hope yet for America!...". Page 3 has: "Confirmation" which notes: "...most complete assurance of the defeat of the fleet of Buonaparte by Admiral Nelson..." with more on th... See More  

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$43.00
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
670178

See the handsome masthead... On the Little Belt Affair...

Item #670178

November 25, 1811

THE WASHINGTONIAN, Windsor, Vermont, Nov. 25, 1811 



* Little Belt Affair

* War of 1812 prelude




The dominant feature of this issue is the displayable masthead, featuring a large engraving of a heraldic eagle with an 11 inch banner.

Page 3 has a: "Message" to Congress signed by the President: James Madison, concerning: "...the aggression committed by a British ship of war... See More  

Item from Catalog 297 (released for August, 2020)...

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$29.00
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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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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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.

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$39.00
612879

Death of Henry Clay...

Item #612879

July 02, 1852

WESTERN EMPORIUM, Germantown, Ohio, July 2, 1852 



* Rare title



This newspaper sports a very decorative masthead. The top of page 2 has a dramatic announcement of the: "Death Of HENRY CLAY !!" beginning: "Honorable Henry Clay departed this life at 25 minutes past 11 o'clock this morning, at Washington..." with a bit more. This report was taken from their "Ext... See More  

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$43.00
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
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
666179

Early farming newspaper from California...

Item #666179

June 22, 1854

THE CALIFORNIA FARMER, San Francisco June 22, 1854 



* Rare Old West title

* Gold mining era


* Nice decorative masthead




This is quite early for a California newspaper. A nice engraving in the masthead with much of the content having a farming theme, although there are other items as well. This is a volume 1 issue.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 12 by 18 inches, staining at the ... See More  

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$42.00
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  



* 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 includes a print of: "The Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass." with text on it, the oldest public museum in the United Sta... See More  

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$35.00
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
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
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
576047

Large & ornate masthead from the Civil War...

Item #576047

October 15, 1862

NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, October 15, 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 con... See More  

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$24.00
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