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Early San Francisco with a wealth of local news & ads...

Item #682884

September 01, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Sept. 1, 1868 

* Rare old West title

A large size newspaper of six pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture & with a few discrete archival mends at folds.

Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue ... See More  

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Lincoln is assassinated... One of the most desired titles... An early edition...

Item #682863

April 15, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

Not only this event, but this title remains one of the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.

The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President ... See More  

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Adolph Sutro, of Comstock Lode fame...

Item #682862

October 31, 1893

POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, California, Oct. 31, 1894 

* Adolph Sutro - mayor of San Francisco

* Virginia City, Nevada Comstock Lode fame

True to its title, this issue is filled with political reports including images of 19 politicians. Also of interest is a back page print captioned: "Our Sutro", being Adolph Sutro who was running for mayor of San Francisco. He would wi... See More  

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More Japanese bombs hit Honolulu...

Item #682818

March 05, 1942

THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER, Hawaii, March 5, 1942 


* Operation K - Japanese naval operation

* Second attack on Pearl Harbor

Front page headline: "NIGHT BLASTS WERE BOMBS ! " with subhead: "Report Enemy Plane" with the text beginning: "What was believed to be an enemy plane flew over Oahu early this morning & dropped three medium sized bombs...".

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California becomes a state... Key acts in the Compromise of 1850...

Item #682815

September 12, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1850 

* California joins the Union (statehood)

* From the nation's capital

Not only does page 3 contain the official Act of Congress creating California as a state, the report is in the newspaper which was the unofficial voice of the government in any matters political.

Page 3 has: "An Act for the Admission of the State of C... See More  

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President McKinley is shot...

Item #682780

September 07, 1901

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, Sept. 7, 1901 

* President William McKinley shot

* Leon Czolgosz, the assassin

An interesting banner headline: "PRESIDENT SHOT DOWN" in the middle of which is: "Nation's Chief Bullet-Stricken By The Hand of an Anarchists In Buffalo Expedition Grounds". 

Other related subheads, and a large photo of: "President William... See More  

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Much on the great Chicago Fire...

Item #682769

October 17, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 17, 1871  

* Chicago fire disaster

* Old wild West original

* Interesting advertisements

Not only a very early San Diego newspaper (pop. was just 2300), but the front page has nearly 2 1/2 columns taken up with fine & detailed reporting on the great Chicago Fire.

Top of a column as: "THE CHICAGO FIRE" "Full Details--The Begin... See More  

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Early from San Diego... The Peshtigo Fire...

Item #682768

October 20, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 20, 1871 

* Peshtigo fire disaster - Wisconsin

* Old wild West original

* Interesting advertisements

Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead. 

The front page has a full column taken up with: "A More Dreadful Calamity" "The Fires in Wi... See More  

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Nice ad for the sale of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'...

Item #682767

May 29, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 29, 1852

* Uncle Tom's Cabin

Of interest is the page 2 advertisement for: "Uncle Tom's Cabin -- 50,000 copies in eight weeks!" which has some nice text including: "A sale unprecedented in the history of book-selling in America...Editors of newspapers...have vied with each other in their eulogistic notices...the great... See More  

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The cause of earthquakes...

Item #682741

November 10, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Nov. 10, 1868

* Wild Old West

* Rare publication

* Post Civil War

Among the articles in this issue are: "A Hypothesis as to the Cause for Earthquakes" "Political Changes in California" "Woman's Rights" "The Loss of Hooker - A Touching Tribute to a Stricken and Bereft Soldier". 

Four pages, great condition... See More  

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The Klondike Gold Rush...

Item #682730

July 26, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 26, 1897 

* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada

The top of a front page column has reports on the Klondike gold rush, with: "NUGGETS OF NEWS" "From the Klondike Gold-Seeking Craze--The Rush" "Four Hundred Miners" "Leave on the Mexico for the Land of the Midnight Sun and Golden Grains--The Alien Act". ... See More  

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Early issue of America's first successful newspaper...

Item #682697

August 23, 1739


* Among the earliest of American newspapers to be had

Above the title is "New-England", likely to distinguish this newspaper from the city of Boston in England.

This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only pre... See More  

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The phrenological character of two notables...

Item #682645

January 01, 1854


* Uncommon publication

Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

Inside has the portraits of two notables along with their "Phrenolog... See More  

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The Maryland "Jew Bill" finally passes... Inaugural address of John Quincy Adams...

Item #682592

March 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825 

* Inaugural address of John Quincy Adams 

* Approval of the Maryland "Jew Bill"

Without question the most notable content is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland" which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday last. The 'Jew bill', as it is called--or a bill to alter t... See More  

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The "Wasp" is captured... Madison's state-of-the-union address...

Item #682591

November 07, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1812 

* USS Wasp captured - War of 1812

* James Madison state of the Union Address

There are at least two notable reports in this issue, the first being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, signed by him in type: James Madison. This was the first war-time annual message and much of this 2+ page "Message" deals with th... See More  

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Wellington's own account of the battle of Waterloo...

Item #682590

August 05, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 5, 1815 

* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium

* Duke of Wellington vs. Napoleon I

Although this issue has a wealth of news from across the country & elsewhere, certainly the content of prime historical significance is the account of the Battle of Waterloo, being the official report by Wellington of his victory over Napoleon.

His account is pre... See More  

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Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast, with the rare plate of natives from Oonalashka...

Item #682586
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), December, 1784.

* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska

Included also is the "Supplement" issue.

This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports ... See More  

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Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #682585
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776 

* Revolutionary War era

* Captain James Cook

* Discoveries map

* Great year to have (1776)

This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere".

Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries... See More  

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Early Georgia... Map of the English Channel...

Item #682582

* Article on the weather in Georgia

* Map of Havre De Grace, the English Channel, Isle of Wight

The first article is: "A Description of Havre de Grace" which takes over a full page and is accompanied by a nice foldout map showing part of the English Channel including the Isle of Wight off the coast of Southampton and a
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Eulogy of Dr. Halley... Three full page plates...

Item #682572
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1747 

* Edmund Halley, of comet fame

Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley, the astronomer, and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.

Two pages are consumed with a lengthy "
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Napoleon Buonaparte after his defeat at Waterloo...

Item #682569
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1815

* Napoleon Bonaparte

* Battle of Waterloo

Included is a lengthy article headed: "Buonapartiana" which is also subtitled: "Anecdotes Respecting Napoleon Buonaparte" offering considerable detail on Buonaparte as a person, and quite descriptive as well, including: " about five feet seven inches in height, very s... See More  

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Much reading on the Revolutionary War...

Item #682568
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778 

* Revolutionary War

* From the enemy

* Lengthy reporting

The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes ... See More  

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Map of the Old World before the Great Flood... More Protestant Germans for Georgia...

Item #682567
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736 

"A Map of the Old World, as it Appeared before God Destroy'd it with the Waters of the Flood."

Perhaps of greatest significance is: "The People before the Flood did not Understand Navigation" with an accompanying & sensational full page plate titled: "A Map of the Old World as it Appeared  Before... See More  

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Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago...

Item #682559

* Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago

* American Revolutionary War era

A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by ... See More  

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On Ben Franklin's water spouts, with a print...

Item #682557
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1788 

* Benjamin Franklin on water spouts

* Post Revolutionary War era

Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts.

An article: "Edict... See More  

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Photo of the Rocky Mountains in the masthead...

Item #682279

July 14, 1911

MOUNTAIN AND PLAIN, Denver, Colorado, July 14, 1911 

* Rare from the Rocky Mountains

One of the few newspapers we have seen which has a photograph in the masthead, in this case a photo of the Rocky Mountains.

Page 3 has part of a continuing article: "Denver's Assets" with a photo.

 The volume one, number 2 issue, 16 pages, 9 by 12 inches, printed on glossy stock new... See More  

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From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...

Item #682268

July 23, 1889

DEADWOOD DAILY PIONEER, Black Hills, (South Dakota) July 23, 1889 

* Rare publication

* Famous wild West town

* "Wild Bill" Hickok fame

This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light. It attracted larger-than-life Old Wes... See More  

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Allied propaganda newspaper dropped from planes...

Item #682229

May 20, 1944

NACHRICHTEN FUR DIE TRUPPE, Europe, May 20, 1944  

* Rare allied issue dropped from aircraft

* Occupied France World war II - WWII

A most fascinating single sheet newspaper printed front & back, which translates to "News For The Troops", published by the Psychological Warfare Division of the Allied forces and dropped by Allied aircraft over Germany from just weeks before ... See More  

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Proclamation by Confederate President Jefferson Davis...

Item #681542

May 16, 1862

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, May 16, 1862 

* From the origin of the Civil War

* President Jefferson Davis proclamation

This was one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline.

Pages 1, 2 & 4 have various war reports with heads including: "From Richmond--Repulse of the Terrible Iron Clad Gunboats...Our Men in ... See More  

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Death of Henry Ford, in a Detroit newspaper...

Item #681492

April 08, 1947


* Henry Ford death (1st report)

* Automobile pioneer - Detroit, Michigan

* Best publication to be had (very rare)

When it comes to collect death reports of famous personages, not only would Henry Ford rank among the top of non-politicians, but the report in a Detroit newspaper is about as good as it gets.

The headline is quite bold, announcing... See More  

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Mob boss Whitey Bulger captured...

Item #681489

June 23, 2011

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 23, 2011

* James Whitey Bulger captured

* Winter Hill Gang mob boss

* Boston organized crime

* Movie "Black Mass" fame

The front page of section 2 has a one column heading: "CRIME BOSS HELD IN L.A." with subhead: "James 'Whitey' Bulger, sought in 19 slayings, fled arrest in Boston in 1994" and small photo. First report coverage... See More  

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Ol' Rip the Horned Toad... Chicago gangland wars...

Item #681360

January 20, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 20, 1929

* Ol' Rip the Horned Toad death - lizard

* Eastland, Texas Courthouse - entombed animal

* Chicago gangland wars - gangsters - underworld

The front page has a small one column heading within inset: "Toad That Set Scientists By the Ears Dies in Texas" (see)

Page 16 has a one column heading: "CHICAGO GANG WARS KILL 125 IN 9 YEARS" ... See More  

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The Declaration of Independence, and more...

Item #681282
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, complete bound volume of six months for July thru December, 1776 plus the Supplement issue as well.

* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain

* Entire bound volume intacted

It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remai... See More  

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The Seminole War in Florida... Texas & Mexico...

Item #681117

August 13, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 13, 1836 

* Second Seminole War - Florida

* Sam Houston & Santa Anna

The front page has: "Mexico & Texas" with mention that the Mexicans will not fight until fall & that a treaty between Santa Anna & General Sam Houston had reached Mexico. Further particulars as well.

Other items include: "United States & M... See More  

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The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #681106

April 14, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 14, 1744 

* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America

This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of iss... See More  

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Thoughts on the closing events of the Revolutionary War...

Item #681016

February 23, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Feb. 23, 1782

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy

Page 3 has much on the situation in America. A few bits include: "...Peace was always desirable; but in the present situation of our affairs something more--it was become necessary: the best blood in the nation had been shed in a fruitless war & the resources of the countr... See More  

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Mutuals win the championship... Each inning telegraphed to other cities....

Item #680890

September 23, 1870

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 23, 1870  Page 3 has: "The Championship Contest--Mutual vs. Atlantic--The Mutuals Win the Championship Pennant--Score 10-4." It begins: "The Fall campaign of the ball-playing season...culminated yesterday in the signal success of the Mutual Club, in their home-and-home game with the noted Atlantics, the holders of the whip-pennant. The event has been an
... See More  

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Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, in an American newspaper...

Item #680790

December 14, 1781

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, December 14, 1781  

* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending

This issue contains one of the most historically significant letters from the Revolutionary War, being Cornwallis' official announcement of his surrender to Washington at the Battle of Yorktown.

The report consumes all of page 3, prefaced with: "... See More  

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The most famous of all Lincoln assassination newspapers...

Item #680748

April 15, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 15, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

This issue would rank among the most famous of all Lincoln assassination newspapers, as almost all issues found on the market today are one of the many reprints which have turned up for decades, disappointing the many owners who presumed they had the genuine issue.... See More  

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Vilifying the Yankees...

Item #680406

January 26, 1863

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, January 26, 1863 

* Rare rebel publication

A nice single sheet issue (typical late in the war) with a full masthead, with front page reports headed: "The Yankees Across the Rappahannock" "Appointments In the Department" "The Nautical Jeffreys" "Our Military Resources with several subheads: "Latest News From the ... See More  

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A racist newspaper on the post-war events...

Item #680230

November 04, 1865


* Rare pro-white title

* Reconstruction era

A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. As such their reporting on events of the day provide a contrasting perspective beyond most other Northern newspapers.

Among the articles: "The Sad Condition of the South" "Provide... See More  

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Reports on Lincoln's inauguration in this racist newspaper...

Item #680176

March 04, 1865


* Rare pro-white publication

* Abraham Lincoln inauguration

* Closing weeks of the Civil War

A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. This issue has much reporting and editorializing on Lincoln's inauguration, both with a strong bias against Lincoln.

Some articles area hea... See More  

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From the year of the great London Fire & the Plague, 1666...

Item #680132

June 04, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 4, 1666 

* Great London fire era

* The bubonic plague

An extremely early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665. 

The news from Rome has some talk of the Pope, and a report from Paris begins: "The King has put off his voyage to Rochelle intending to pass the summer at Fountainbl... See More  

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War begins in Texas... Creating the Smithsonian Institution...

Item #680084

January 02, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836 

* Smithsonian Institution creation

* Texas War of Independence begins

The front page includes a report prefaced in part by: "...A provisional government has been completely organized & a bill of rights adopted which will be found below..." and what follows is the: "Declaration of the People of Texas in General Conv... See More  

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Pensacola, Florida, is growing rapidly...

Item #679930

February 17, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 17, 1767 

* Very early Pensacola, Florida

Page 2 has a report from Charleston, South Carolina, noting that: "They write from Pensacola, that the town continues to increase prodigiously..." with other news.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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On Captain Cook's second voyage to the South Seas...

Item #679777

July 14, 1772


* Second voyage of James Cook

A one paragraph report on the second page mentions: "We are assured that Capt. Cooke...with some other learned Gentlemen, have actually set sail in order to make new discoveries in the South Seas..." with a bit more.

This was his second trip, the purpose of the mission was to determine if a continent extended... See More  

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Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine...

Item #679009

March 05, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 5, 1898 

* USS Maine sinking disaster

* Spanish-American War prelude

* Havana Harbor, Cuba

The front page has a full page illustration of" "Washington's Birthday Celebration at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia".

Two full pages includes 16 photos of: "Destruction of the U.S. Battleship 'Maine in Havana Harbo... See More  

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Print of the famous naval battle: Alabama vs. the Kearsarge...

Item #678952

June 25, 1864

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, June 25, 1864  This famous British newspaper formatted much like Harper's Weekly has a print from the American Civil War.

Inside has a full page print of: "The Action Off Cherbourg one Sunday Between the Alabama and the Kearsarge: The Alabama Sinking". There is a related article which takes almost an entire column.

Complete in 24 pages, very n... See More  

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Mussolini is killed...

Item #678899

April 30, 1945

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 30, 1945

* Benito Mussolini assassinated (1st report)

* National Fascist Party - Duce of Fascism

* World War II Italy

The banner headline announces: "PATRIOTS KILL MUSSOLINI" "NEW PEACE MOVE HINTED ! " with a front page photo of  Benito Mussolini.

The complete first section (for 2) with pages 1-12, nice condition.... See More  

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1901 Black Jack Ketchum on his way to hanging...

Item #678368

April 24, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 24, 1901

* Tom "Black Jack" Ketchum

* Southwestern cowboy & outlaw

* Train robber and murderer

* Hole-in-the-Wall gang member

The front page has a one column heading: "'Blackjack' Ketchum Is Now Safely Caught" (see) He would be hanged just two days later. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "... See More  

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