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675045

The Andersonville Prison trial...

Item #675045

September 22, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 22, 1865



* Andersonville Civil War prison camp - Georgia

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - atrocities




Front page first column heads include: "TRIAL OF CAPT. WIRZ" "Gen. Howell Cobb Gloating Over the Murder of Union Prisoners" "He Points to the Poor Starving Boys & Brags that His Soldiers are Better Off" "More of the Profanity & Ind... See More  

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679434

Much on the Wirz trial, the warden of Andersonville Prison...

Item #679434

September 22, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 22, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




Among the front page column heads are: "THE WERZE [Wirz] TRIAL" "Remarkable Speech of Howell Cobb" "he Wants to See Mr. Lincoln Hung" "He Expects the Same Fate for Himself" "The Sickening Atrocities of Werze" "The Fatal Horrors of the Dead Line&quo... See More  

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172922

Champ Ferguson & his guerrillas.... Horrors of train travel...

Item #172922

September 23, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 23, 1865  The front page shows: "Champ Ferguson & His Guard", the Kentucky guerrilla arrested for murder, once a protege of John Morgan. Also on the front page are: "Hiram Oliver" and "John W. Hartup". Inside has prints of: "Dover Mills, on the James River & Kanawha Canal, Virginia" "Rockett's Landin... See More  

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588865

Reconstruction... Andersonville trial

Item #588865

September 27, 1865

THE ALLENTOWN DEMOCRAT, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sept. 27, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial - Henry Wirz



Not surprisingly this issue has much Reconstruction related reports, including: "Soldiers! Who are Your Friends?" "The Trial of Wirze" "How Stand We?" "The Beginning of the End of Radicalism" & more.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668741

On the Andersonville Prison trial... Reconstruction era...

Item #668741

September 28, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 28, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The top of the front page has: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday" "How The Prisoner Fares" "A Letter To His Wife" with more (see).

Eight pages, uncut and unbound (uncommon), minor light staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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685171

Trial of Captain Wirz...

Item #685171

September 28, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 28, 1865 



* Andersonville Civil War prison in Georgia 

* Captain Henry Wirz trial




Front page heads at the top of the first column regarding the trial of Captain Henry Wirz, the Confederate officer in charge of the famous prisoner of war camp in Andersonville, Georgia: "Trial Of Capt. Wirz" "Difficulties and Delays by His Counsel" "Sha... See More  

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633138

Fenian Movement... Wirz Trial... Negro Troops...

Item #633138

September 29, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 29, 1865  The front page has: "The Fenians" "Meeting of the Magistrates of Cork County - Priest Denouncing Fenianism" which includes: "...We understand that this society, which has been so extensively developed all over the country, became the subject of remark last Sunday from the pulpits of the several Catholic chapels in this neighborhood. T... See More  

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691378

Frederick Douglass notable letter... Reception of the 55th Massachusetts (Black) Regiment...

Item #691378

September 29, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Sept. 29, 1865  The famous anti-slavery newspaper by Wm. L. Garrison with the masthead engraving showing slaves being sold, & slaves being liberated.

The back page has: "Frederick Douglass On The Educational Monument Association", which is a letter from him taking nearly a full column, signed in block type, "FREDERICK DOUGLASS". Page 3 has: &quo... See More  

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

(added after the original catalog went to print and is only available on-line)

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172924

Hanging of Amy Spain, the Negro slave...

Item #172924

September 30, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 30, 1865  Certainly the most notable print in this issue is the nearly quarter-page captioned: "View of Darlington Court House and the Sycamore Tree Where Amy Spain, the Negro Slave, Was Hung by the Citizens of Darlington, South Carolina". There is an article: "Amy Spain" beneath the print.

The front page has a large print of: "Th... See More  

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549989

Early baseball...

Item #549989

October 02, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, October 2, 1865 



* Early baseball 

* Post civil war reporting 




On the front page under "Connecticut" is a report: "Yale versus Wesleyan--Base Ball Match between the Two Colleges--Fine Game--Success of Yale--Remarks & Observations"



Includes a summary and the box score. Summary also talks about the success of Yale, exclusive of spor... See More  

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583163

The Wirz Trial...

Item #583163

October 03, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 3, 1865 



* Captain Henry Wirz trial

* Andersonville Georgia prison

* American Indians




In the bottom half of the front page is a one-third column taken up with: "The Trial of Capt. Wirz" "Witnesses for the Defence--Negative Testimony--What Certain Persons Didn't see" (see photos). This is followed by: "Indian Affairs" "Gen... See More  

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679994

Trial of the Andersonville prison warden...

Item #679994

October 03, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 3, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The front page has: "Andersonville" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday--Gen. Bragg Relieve from Duty as a Member of the Commission--Obstreperous Conduct of Counsel Baker". Inside has: "Alabama on the Negro".

Eight pages, uncut and untrimmed, a little light foxing, generally very nice.... See More  

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671743

Trial on the Andersonville Prison horrors...

Item #671743

October 05, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 5, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




Among the front page first column heads are: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday" "Testimony of the Prisoner's Clerk" "Counsel Baker Rebuked by the Court" "Extraordinary Statements of a Spy" "The 'Camp' A Land Flowing With Milk and Honey&quo... See More  

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172926

The dead at Andersonville...

Item #172926

October 07, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 7, 1865  The front page shows: "The Naval Festival at Portsmouth, England - Arrival of the French Fleet--The 'Solferino' Saluting the English Flag". Other prints within include: "Genberal H. W. Slocum" "General Francis C. Barlow" "The Late Thomas Wildey, P.G." "Monument Erected September 20, 1865 in Ho... See More  

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220711

Farming related newspaper....

Item #220711

October 07, 1865

THE BOSTON CULTIVATOR, Oct. 7, 1865.

 

* 1865 farming related periodical



Described in the masthead as: A Journal Devoted toAgriculture, Horticulture, Art, Science, Some Literature, Markets & Current News. Back page lecture by Henry Ward Beecher: On Hell & Future Punishment. Tabloid-size, 8 pages, good condition. Uncut.
... See More  

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661504

Odd Fellows... Fort Smith, Arkansas...

Item #661504

October 07, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 7, 1865  A nice foldout centerfold: "Grand Celebration of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows & Dedication of the Monument...Founder of the Order...In America, at Baltimore...".

Other prints include: "Fort Smith, Indian Territory, Arkansas..." "Camp Russell, New Haven, Conn...." "The Ruins of Jackson, Miss... See More  

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671498

The horrors of the Andersonville Prison Camp...

Item #671498

October 09, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 9, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The front page has nice heads concerning the horrendous Andersonville prison camp from the Civil War: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial on Saturday" "Gen. Lee and Other Leading Rebels Not Allowed to Testify" "They are Co-conspirators with the Accused" "Expensive Witnesse... See More  

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212983

Baseball in 1865...

Item #212983

October 10, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Oct. 10, 1865  Page 5 has the summary and line score of a baseball match played on the Presidents grounds in Washington mentioning that the Excelsiors had no uniforms because the club chest failed to arrive. The back page has the summaries and box scores of three baseball matches. Lite damp staining in the upper left corner, printing crease in the first item and one in
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215638

Confederate leaders paroled....

Item #215638

October 12, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 12, 1865



* Post Civil War Confederate Leaders on Parole
 
The front page has: Washington Important Executive Order Alexander H. Stephens, John A. Campbell, John H. Reagan, George A. Trenholm and Charles Clark Released on Parole The Members of the South Carolina Convention Pardoned. Executive order granting parole with the possibility of a pardon is s
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219416

Ulysses S. Grant, 1865...

Item #219416

October 13, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 13, 1865.

 

* General Ulysses S. Grant

* Military Reorganization




The front page has: "The Army Important Order From General Grant Reduction & Reorganization of the Military Forces of the Republic Colored Troops to Garrison all but Two of the Southern Ports". Other news of the day includes: "Martial Law No Longer in Force in Kentucky
... See More  

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555916

Kentucky Martial Law ends...

Item #555916

October 13, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, New York, NY, October 13, 1865



* Post civil war Kentucky



The front page has: "Washington" "Martial Law No Longer in Force in Kentucky" "The President's Proclamation" "The Status Of Kentucky". Proclamation concerning martial law in Kentucky is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.



Other news of the day throughout this 8 page issue. Mino... See More  

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649858

Reduction of Army... Colored Troops...

Item #649858

October 13, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, October 13, 1865  First column heads include: "Orders for the Reduction of the Army" "Nearly All the White Volunteers East of the Mississippi to be Mustered Out" "Most of the Southern Seaboard Forts to be Garrisoned by Colored Troops" "All Colored Troops Not Needed to be Dismissed" and more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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172928

Alfred Lloyd Tennyson... Central Park...

Item #172928

October 14, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 14, 1865  The front page shows: "President Johnson Pardoning Rebels at the White House" & "Andrew Johnson's Tailor-Shop in Greenville, Tenn.'.

Inside has several full page prints including: "Guerrilla Fighting in Mexico--Death of Pueblita, One of the Liberal Chiefs at Uruopan" and "Gathering Corn" and "Ce... See More  

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672408

The trial of the demon jailer of Andersonville Prison Camp...

Item #672408

October 14, 1865

THE DAILY CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1865  The top of a front page column has a stack of heads: "The Virginia Congressmen" "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "News From California" "Davis Intercession" "Letters From Mrs. Davis" and more.

Four pages, large folio size, good condition. The folder note is for the issue folded in half.

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668810

Andersonville Prison Trial... Captain Wirz...

Item #668810

October 16, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 16, 1865



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The top of the front page has one column headings: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial On Saturday" "Evidence Closed On Both Sides" and more. (see) Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

Complete with 8 pages, uncut and unbound (uncommon), nice condition.... See More  

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669335

Yosemite diagram and discoveries...

Item #669335

October 18, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 18, 1865 



* Very early Yosemite description w/ diagram



The front page has a detailed, column-wide diagram and a wonderful account of a visit the Yosemite Valley and surrounding region: "From The Missouri To The Pacific...XVI" "Yosemite--Its Discovery--Our Party--View From Inspiration Point--Entering the Valley" & more.

The report begins: &... See More  

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633183

Allowing former slaves to vote... The Great West...

Item #633183

October 20, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 20, 1865 The front page has column heads: "The List of Rebel Bondholders - More Denials - Progress of the Fenian Trial" & more. The ftpg. also has an interesting article beginning: "Another fact that reads American. A Miss Elizabeth Garrett has actually succeeded in obtaining admission, at least, to the outer circle of the medical profession...At present t... See More  

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172930

Trial of Captain Wirz... Discovery of Dr. Mudd...

Item #172930

October 21, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 21, 1865  The front page has a print showing: "Lieut. Tappan Discovering Dr. Mudd in the Hold of the Steamer 'Thomas A. Scott' " with a related article. Also a halfpg. print of the: "Trial of Captain Wirz, the Andersonville Jailer, in the Court of Claims, Washington, D.C."

Inside has full page prints: "The Embassy From T... See More  

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638849

Early oil in Pennsylvania...

Item #638849

October 24, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, October 24, 1865 



* Pithole, Pennsylvania & more



The back page begins with: "THE PETROLEUM FIELDS" "Survey of the Venango Region" "Personnel of the Excursion" "At Corry" "Down to Oil Creek" "Pithole" and more, the reporting taking 1 1/3 columns. Also within: "THE FENIAN CONGRESS" "The
... See More  

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588728

Henry Wirz trial comes to an end...

Item #588728

October 26, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 26, 1865 



* Trial of Captain Henry Wirz

* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia




The top of page 5 has; "Washington" "the Findings & Verdict of the Wirz Military Commission Submitted to the President" "Intercession of Wirz's Counsel in Behalf of His Client".

Eight pages, nice condition. ... See More  

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172932

Much on the Dakota Territory...

Item #172932

October 28, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY New York, October 28, 1865  The front page has a print: "Seizure of 'The Irish People' Newspaper in Dublin and of Deadly Weapons in Cork, Belonging to the Fenians." The balance of the front page is an article titled: "The Fenians".

Prints inside include: "Dacotah Territory - Fort Thompson on the Upper Missouri River, built for the Sioux an... See More  

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686186

Focused on the Internal Revenue & Customs offices...

Item #686186

October 28, 1865

THE INTERNAL REVENUE RECORD & CUSTOMS JOURNAL, New York, Oct. 28, 1865  A rather uncommon title with content as the title would suggest.

Eight pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, four small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition. 

Item from Catalog 325 - released for December, 2022...

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201429

1865 Atlantics vs. Athletics Baseball Game...

Item #201429

October 31, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Oct. 31, 1865 Pg. 5 has the summary and box score of the game featured in the above print. Mentions in part that "The Atlantics made eleven fly-catches and two home runs, and the Athletics eight fly-catches and one home run. The Atlantics were skunked once, and the Athletics four times." A great companion item to the above print! Occasional foxing, otherwise nice.

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592756

Famous post Civil War 1865 baseball game

Item #592756

October 31, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, October 31, 1865 



* Brooklyn Atlantics

* Philadelphia Athletics

* Famous post civil war Baseball game




On page 5 under "The National Game" is a report: "The Great Match Between the Atlantics And Athletics In Philadelphia--The Atlantics The Victors."



Has a summary of the game which mentions that: "...The Atlantics were skunked once, and the ... See More  

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221249

Post Civil War Reconstruction in 1865....

Item #221249

November 02, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 2, 1865.

 

* Post civil war Reconstruction



Reconstruction The Progress Made in Restoring Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia to the Union President Johnson Promises to Aid Arkansas in Resuming Her Old Place Repeal of the Ordinance of Secession by the Georgia Convention. Other news of the day includes: "Washington" "An Iron Clad Fleet to be immediately Equip
... See More  

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172934

Prints on the surrender of Lee at Appomattox...

Item #172934

November 04, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 4, 1865  The full front page is a print captioned: "Meeting of the Fenian Congress in the Assembly Building, Philadelphia".  Among the prints within are: "Looking at the Eclipse" "Burning of the Michigan Central Freight Depot at Detroit, Michigan" "Shipwrecked Passengers and Crew of the Brig 'Titania' &quo... See More  

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680230

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

Item #680230

November 04, 1865

NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK CAUCASIAN, Nov. 4, 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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203348

Funeral Of Slavery...

Andrew Johnson... Proclamation for a National Thanksgiving...

Item #203348

November 07, 1865

 UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., Nov. 7, 1865 



*A National Thanksgiving

*Funeral of Slavery




Front page has: "A National Thanksgiving" "By The President Of The United States" "A Proclamation", signed in type: Andrew Johnson. Bit of lite fold foxing in unrelated content. 4 pages  in nice condition.   
... See More  

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598901

Samuel Bowles' "Across The Continent"...

Item #598901

November 08, 1865

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Nov. 8, 1865 



* Samuel Bowles' serialized travelogue : "Across The Continent"'



Over half of the front page is taken up with a portion of the Samuel Bowles book: "ACROSS THE CONTINENT" "Letters From Mr. Bowles--No. 29" "Our Farewell to Frisco--Dinner & Ball...A final Review of the Mining Questions...Lat... See More  

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674142

Trial of Henry Wirz of the Andersonville prison camp...

Item #674142

November 09, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 9, 1865 



* Pre-execution of Captain Henry Wirz

* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia




The top of the front page has nice heads on the trial of Henry Wirz, the "demon" warden of the infamous Andersonville prison camp in South Carolina: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Case Of Wirz" "His Approaching Execution" "Moral and Physica... See More  

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172936

Hanging of Champ Ferguson... Wade Hampton...

Item #172936

November 11, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 11, 1865  The front page has prints of: "Hon. Charles Adams" and "Earl Russell" with articles on each. Prints within include: "Thomas Carlyle" "View of the Tobacco Exchange, Corner of Virginia and Cary Streets, Richmond, Virginia" "Interior of the Seabrook Tobacco Warehouse at Richmond, Virginia" "R... See More  

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676393

Execution of Champ Ferguson...

Item #676393

November 11, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 11, 1865 



* Champ Ferguson hanging

* Confederate guerrilla




The full front page has 5 prints of: "The Catastrophe on Board the Steamer St. John".

Prints inside include: "Burning of the Michigan Central Railroad Depot, Detroit" "Passengers & Crew of the Ship Titania Rescued..." "The Old Landmarks of Ne... See More  

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690314

Execution of the Andersonville Prison warden...

Item #690314

November 11, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1865 



* Execution of Captain Henry Wirz

* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia




Column heads on the ftpg: "Execution Of Henry Wirz" "How the Condemned Met His Death" "Review of His Life and Character" "Singular Statement" "A Scheme to Take Poison" "The Charges and Specifications" "Efforts of ... See More  

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598235

South Carolina abolishes slavery...

Item #598235

November 14, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, November 14, 1865  Page 5 has a report "Room For South Carolina" with subheadlines "The Constitutional Amendment Adopted", "The Cradle of the Late Rebellion Abandons Slavery", and "Very Little Opposition in Either House". "The Constitutional Amendment abolishing slavery passed both Houses of the South Carolina Legislature to-day wit... See More  

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597964

Samuel Bowles' "Across The Continent"...

Item #597964

November 15, 1865

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Nov. 15, 1865 



* Samuel Bowles' serialized travelogue: "Across The Continent"' 



Three columns of the front page is taken up with a portion of the Samuel Bowles book: "ACROSS THE CONTINENT", "And Home By The Isthmus" and "Letters From Mr Bowles--No. 30".

Fascinating reading from just after the en... See More  

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172938

Very nice and early baseball print...

Item #172938

November 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 18, 1865  Certainly the most desired print is the half page vertical print showing a baseball game in action, and showing the full expanse of the field with crowd. The caption reads: "Base-Ball Match Between the 'Athletics' of Philadelphia, Pa. and the 'Atlantics' of Brooklyn, N.Y., Played at Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 1865." There is ... See More  

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150719

Address of Schuyler Colfax...

Item #150719

November 20, 1865

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, November 20, 1865 The front page carries the article "Address Of Schuyler Colfax", "The True Reconstruction Policy", "Position Of The President".

Other news and advertisements of the day are within.

Complete in 8 pages and in good condition.

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671380

Ten issues reporting on the Reconstruction era...

Item #671380

November 21, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, a lot of ten issues from the early Reconstruction era dated November 2 thru 23, 1865. Each issue is filled with a wealth of news of the day including various reports relating to the rebuilding of a united country following the tumultuous events of the Civil War.

Each is complete in at least 8 pages, never bound nor trimmed (desired), in good condition with perhaps a bit of stain... See More  

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172940

Great baseball print... Execution of Henry Wirz...

Item #172940

November 25, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1865  Certainly the prime feature of this illustrated newspaper is the very nice three-quarter page print captioned: "Champion Nine of the Atlantic Base-Ball Club of Brooklyn, L.I., 1865" showing named prints of each of the baseball players. There is a brief article on them as well titled: "The Atlantic Base-Ball Club."

Other prints
... See More  

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216466

Portraits of an 1865 baseball team...

Item #216466

November 25, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 25, 1865  Certainly the prime feature of this illustrated newspaper is the very nice three-quarter page print captioned: "Champion Nine of the Atlantic Base-Ball Club of Brooklyn, L.I., 1865" showing named prints of each of the baseball players. There is a brief article on them as well titled: "The Atlantic Base-Ball Club." There are... See More  

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