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701198

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

Item #701198

January 02, 1722

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Jan. 2, 1722 



* Great masthead engraving

* Very rare publication




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 fo... See More  

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$68.00
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, 1769 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from 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 of the day and a wealth of ads as well. ... See More  

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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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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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697081

Governor of Massachusetts & his Assembly...

Item #697081
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, April 25, 1768 



* Colonial America reporting



(currently spelled Gloucester)  The front page has an: "Extract of a Letter from Boston, New England, dated March 7" which hints at the dissension among the citizens which would ultimately result in the Revolutionary War.

A few items note: "...I never will have any dispute with the represen... See More  

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697319

The radical, pro-American John Wilkes is committed to the Tower of London...

Item #697319
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, May 9, 1768 



* John Wilkes jailed - radical

* Pre Revolutionary War




(currently spelled Gloucester). Page 2 has an impassioned letter signed in type by the radical journalist & politician John Wilkes. It begins: "In support of the liberties of this country, against the arbitrary rule of ministers, I was before committed to the TOWER and am now se... See More  

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687196

Paul Revere engraved the masthead... Battle of Alamance...

Item #687196

January 23, 1772

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Boston, Jan. 23, 1772 



* Paul Revere masthead engraving

* Pre American Revolutionary War

* Battle of Alamance - North Carolina




This newspaper published by the famed Isaiah Thomas is undoubtedly one of the more significant & notable titles of the Revolutionary War era. An ardent patriot, Thomas was a constant target of the Royalist government. He began his ne... See More  

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686745

Masthead taken from Paul Revere... LaFayette joins the Continental Army...

Item #686745

July 31, 1777

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE AND THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Massachusetts, July 31, 1777 



* Paul Revere masthead engraving

* Lafayette join the Continental Army

* American Revolutionary War




The masthead featurese an engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere, showing a soldier holding a sword and a document inscribed "Independence" while standing beneath a banner insc... See More  

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$756.00
693175

Testimony of Joseph Galloway against General Howe... Thomas Paine...

Item #693175

November 23, 1779

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, November 23, 1779  One-third of the front page has reports from the Penna. General Assembly, with a prefacing note signed in type by Thomas Paine, who was the Clerk of the General Assembly at that time.

There is a similar note signed by Thomas Paine on page 2 as well.

Half of page 2 is taken up with the continued: "Examination of Joseph Galloway befor... See More  

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687368

Guy Carleton on leaving America... The need to determine a permanent site for Congress...

Item #687368

September 27, 1783

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, September 27, 1783 



* General Guy Carleton

* Evacuation of New York

* Site for United States Congress ?




The entire front page and part of page 2 are taken up with a great letter on the need to determine a site for the federal government.

A few bits include: "Several writers have lately addressed the public shewing the n... See More  

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216092

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

Item #216092
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784-1788 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 lig
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649227

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

Item #649227
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784-1788  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 a
... See More  

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687490

During George Washington's administration...

Item #687490

September 15, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 15, 1791  





* Nice 18th century American publication

* President George Washington era




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.... See More  

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687489

Letter from John Hancock...

Item #687489

October 13, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 13, 1791



* Massachusetts Governor John Hancock



 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.... 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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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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697906

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #697906

July 13, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795  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 13th taking all of the front page and a bit of... See More  

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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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701871

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #701871

September 21, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 21, 1796



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead. Various news reports of the day with a number of advertisements on the back page.

Four pages, a little staining near the top, minor top margin wear, generally nice.... See More  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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692766

Early report on the California Gold Rush...

Item #692766

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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693453

Very ornate, America-themed masthead from the mid-1800's...

Item #693453

January 01, 1849

SUNDAY TIMES, N.Y., 1849-1852 The photo shows the very nice masthead of this title which measures 15 1/2 inches across and is 3 inches tall. Mostly topical reports and literary-related content, some ads.

Some lite staining, a little foxing, and a few small margin tears, but in overall average or better condition.

The issue you receive will differ in date and content from the one shown, but it wi... See More  

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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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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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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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695054

Pre-Civil War Masonic newspaper from Louisville...

Item #695054

October 15, 1854

AMERICAN FREEMASON, Louisville, Oct. 15, 5854  



* Very rare publication

* Masons - Masonic




The Masonic calendar is used for the date. The "regular" date would be 1854. A very ornate & decorative masthead with much of the content being Masonic in nature.

Eight pages, 10 3/4 by 16 inches, nice condition. A rare title, particularly from Louisville, and only the second such... See More  

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$155.00
699025

1858 Boston Olive Branch; Very Uncommon Title!

Decorative Masthead

Item #699025

July 31, 1858

BOSTON OLIVE BRANCH, July 31, 1858



* Great masthead for display



A family-oriented newspaper with science, literary, horticultural, art and humor-related content. Large decorative mastheads. Several small wood-block illustrations. Page 7 has an ad for: "LIFE THOUGHTS", by Henry Ward Beecher.

We have only had 3 issues of this title in nearly 50 years.

Complete in 8 pages. Archivall... See More  

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$36.00
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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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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684672

Large and decorative masthead...

Item #684672

July 02, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, July 2, 1859  The front page has print of: "Marshal Randon, the New French Minister of War" as well as a print showing: "French & Sardinian Soldiers Singing Martial Songs Through the Streets of Turin".

A large print inside shows: "Costumes of the Austrian Army".

Eight pages, ornate masthead features a large ... See More  

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684663

Decorative masthead, and decorative front page naval print...

Item #684663

July 16, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE OF THE BATTLE SHIP, Boston, July 16, 1859 



* Rare title w/ great masthead



This title has one of the largest & most decorative mastheads of the 19th century with a decorative border around all pages.

The front page has a wonderful naval print captioned: "The War In Italy--Capture of Austrian Merchantmen by the Boats of the French Squadron".

Other... See More  

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684662

Decorative masthead, and decorative front page naval print...

Item #684662

July 16, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE OF THE BATTLE SHIP, Boston, July 16, 1859 



* Rare title w/ great masthead



This title has one of the largest & most decorative mastheads of the 19th century with a decorative border around all pages.

The front page has a wonderful naval print captioned: "The War In Italy--Capture of Austrian Merchantmen by the Boats of the French Squadron".

Other... See More  

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684665

Decorative masthead, view of Naples & Mt. Vesuvius...

Item #684665

July 23, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE OF THE BATTLE SHIP, Boston, July 23, 1859  This title has one of the largest & most decorative mastheads of the 19th century with a decorative border around all pages.

The front page has a nice print of the: "City of Naples, and Mount Vesuvius".

Other prints include: "Ferdinand II, the Late King of the Two Sicilies" "Occupation of Caste... See More  

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684666

Decorative masthead, print of Fort Hamilton, New York...

Item #684666

July 30, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE OF THE BATTLE SHIP, Boston, July 30, 1859  This title has one of the largest & most decorative mastheads of the 19th century with a decorative border around all pages.

The front page has a print of : "General Forey...Receiving the Congratulations of His Troops After the Battle" of Montebello. Also a print of: "the Late Hon. Rufus Choate".

Ot... See More  

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$40.00
684668

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

Item #684668

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 as well, the oldest public museum in the United States in continuous operation.

The back pag... See More  

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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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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
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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675298

Baseball on the ice...

Item #675298

February 16, 1861

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 16, 1861 



* Baseball ice game ?



Basically a sports-themed newspaper.  Page 5 has reports under the heading: "Base Ball "Base Ball on the Ice--Atlantic vs. Charter Oak". A curious account of a game played on a frozen pond.

Reports on many other sports as well.

Complete in 16 pages, decorative masthead, various wear &am... See More  

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$32.00
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