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January 21, 2021
NEW YORK POST, Jan. 21, 1921
* A day of "firsts"
* Joe Biden sworn in as oldest president to-date
* Kamala Harris 1st female, 1st black, 1st South-Asian Vice-President
* Doug Emhoff 1st "second Gentleman" and first Jewish-American married to a President or Vice-President
The entire front page and pages 3-13 tell of the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President an... See More
February 25, 1881
STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, Dec. 10, 1880 An early newspaper from this city in North-central California which when it began in 1868 was the first newspaper in Modesto. In 1880 the population of the town was less than 1000.
Various news events of the day, local, regional and national, with a wealth of advertising.
Four pages, large folio size, minimal margin wear, ni... See More
October 27, 1842
EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Oct. 27, 1842
* Rare anti-slavery - abolitionism publication
* Much on politics and related slavery issues
* Engraving of The Cedar of Lebanon
A newspaper focused on freedom for slaves. The top of page 2 has an illustrated notice for: "James G. Birney for President...".
Four pages, some wear along the bottom right margin, otherwise ni... See More
June 02, 1953
HERALD EXPRESS, Los Angeles, Extra, June 2, 1953
* Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
The front page has a banner headline above the masthead in red lettering: "CROWN ELIZABETH QUEEN" with subheads and two related photos. Nice for display. Much more inside with full page pictorial. Queen Elizabeth II has now surpassed the reign of Queen Victoria, the previous longest reigning m... See More
November 03, 1913
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 3, 1913
* The Cactus Derby automobile race
* Los Angeles to Phoenix - Barney Oldfield
The front page has a nice banner headline: "DAVIS, DRIVING LOCOMOBILE, WINS DESERT CLASSIC" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this... See More
July 11, 1853
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 11, 1853
* Rare antebellum publication
* Girl slave wanted & more ad
This early Southern publication has news of the day with several advertisements.
Four pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More
May 06, 1873
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 6, 1873
* Dixon, Illinois
* Truesdell Bridge collapse
* Baptism ceremony disaster
The top of page 9 has one column headings that include: "THE BRIDGE HORROR" "Full Number of Killed Not Yet Ascertained" "Thrilling Incidents Of Escape" and more. (see) Text takes up almost 1 1/2 columns.
Complete with all 16 pages, light toning at the ma... See More
January 08, 1900
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 8, 1900
* Black - bubonic plague
* Hawaiian Islands
* Oahu's Chinatown
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "ALARM AT HONOLULU OVER SPREAD OF PLAGUE" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era... See More
February 15, 1924
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 15, 1924
* King Tutankhamen sarcophagus opened
* Luxor Egypt - gold-cased mummy realized
The front page has a one column heading: "FEARS GREAT LOSS OF TOMB TREASURES" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the actual opening of the famed sarcophagus. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports ... See More
November 21, 1838
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1838 Page 3 has half a column containing three articles on the Mormons, headed: "The Mormon War At An End" "Another Account--Mormon Troubles Ended Again" "Later Still, And Contradictory".
The three accounts include in part: "...We learn from her passengers that the war with the Mormons, about which s... See More
November 22, 1963
FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM--EXTRA, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963 This is the city where Kennedy was not only the day before, but where he gave a breakfast speech the morning of Nov. 22 before traveling to Dallas. A very rare issue as such and seldom found.
The banner headline announces: "KENNEDY DEAD; Connally Also Hit" with related reports and photos, including: "A Map Shows Area OF At... See More
February 02, 2003
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 2, 2003
* Graphic images and reporting
* Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
The front page has: "Columbia Is Lost", with multiple articles with supporting photos and illustrations found throughout the issue. See images for details.
Complete first section (24 pages), in very nice condition.
September 18, 1987
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 18, 1987
* Joseph Joe Biden busted for plagiarism
* Syracuse Law School
* Democratic presidential candidate
* British leader Neil Kinnock
The bottom of the front page gas a two column heading: "Biden Admits Plagiarism in Writing Law School Brief" with photo of Biden. (see) Lengthy text continues on page 28. A quite rare issue as it would not have been s... See More
"Tom Sawyer, Detective", by Mark Twain, & "Two Mormons from Muddlety" - prints by Remington, Gaul, Pyle, & Peale...
Item #690342(3) HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, a three-issue set, July - September, 1896
The Aug. and Sept. issues contain the first appearance of: "Tom Sawyer, Detective", by Mark Twain. Great to have this complete novel in an original printing from 1896.
The Jul, Aug, and Sept. issues contain the entire first printing of: "Two Mormons From Muddlety", by Langdon El... See More
March 06, 1998
LOS ANGELES TIMES, March 6, 1998
* Best "The Big Lebowski" film advertisement
* Grand Opening Day movie premiere review
* Crime comedy - Jeff Bridges "The Dude"
A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "The Big Lebowski" and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - t... See More
January 07, 1928
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 7, 1928
* Lou Gehrig signs for 3 years
* New York Yankees contract
* Best title to be had ?
The sport's section (page 9) has a one column heading: "YANKS SIGN GEHRIG TO 3-YEAR CONTRACT" with subheads and photo of Gehrig. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic.
Other ... See More
November 22, 1963
THE MIAMI NEWS, Florida, Nov. 22, 1963
* Terrific issue for display
* JFK John F. Kennedy assassination
I believe this to be an "extra" edition put out very quickly to announce: "KENNEDY IS DEAD ! " "Felled By Assassin In Dallas" in huge letters on the front page, as the pagination is odd. There are 8 pages total which is likely all this edition had, but ... See More
April 26, 1906
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 26, 1906
* San Francisco earthquake reports continue
The front page has some reports from stricken San Francisco with various headings that include: "10,000 ACRES FLAME-SWEPT" "ASKED AID OF STRICKEN CITY" "Stray Children Reaching Oregon" and more. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp&q... See More
November 11, 1929
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1929
* Gladys May Parks
* "Nanny from Hell"
* Paternity fraud & Infanticide
The top of page 3 has two photos with heading: "Confesses Killing One Child, Burying Two" Also a one column heading: "WOMAN ADMITS KILLING 1 CHILD AND BURYING 2" with subhead. (see)
Complete with 40 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More
April 06, 1861
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Apr. 6, 1861
* Great slave auction illustration
* Pre Civil War South - rare
Most of a page is taken up with a print: "The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Baltimore, Md." and "Slaves For Sale: A Scene in New Orleans", both showing slaves dressed in formal attire. A related article: "The Dandy Slave" begins: "Whenever a n... See More
May 29, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1819
* The Jew Bill - extremely historic
* Equal rights for Jews - voting
* Henry Marie Brackenridge's speech
This notable issue contains the full text of the speech presented by H.M. Brackenridge in the Maryland House of Delegates when the Jew Bill was under consideration.
The text of Brackenridge's speech is headed: &quo... See More
December 09, 1852
NEW YORK OBSERVER, December 9, 1852
* re: Uncle Tom's Cabin
* Among the earliest of literary responses (same year)
* State of the Union Address - President Millard Fillmore
Pages 6 and 7 have the entire text of President Millard Fillmore's State of the Union Address, signed in block type, MILLARD FILLMORE. The text, in part, includes: "Besides affording to our own citizens a d... See More
December 07, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 7, 1865
* End of Slavery in America
* 13th Amendment becomes law
* Official announcement
The top of page 7 has first column heads announcing the very historic report that the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery in the United States, became the law of the land when the required number of states ratified the amendment on December 6.
The heads include: "THE ... See More
February 24, 1929
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 24, 1929
* St. Valentine's Day Massacre investigations
* George 'Bugs' Moran & Al 'Scarface' Capone
* Best publication to be had - very rare as such
The front page has a one column heading: "MISSING FINGER GIVES CLEW TO MURDER DRIVER" with smaller subheads. Coverage continues inside with related photo. (see) Such reports are pro... See More
January 17, 1974
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, Jan. 17, 1974
* Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford
* New York Yankees icons
* Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
* Cooperstown, New York
The front page of the sport's section (page 33) has a two column heading: "Mick, Whitey Score Again" with photo. (see)
Complete with 48 pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, nice condition.... See More
March 24, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 24, 1862
* Uriah P. Levy death (1st report)
* 1st Jewish commodore of U.S. Navy
* American Civil War - Jews
The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 3 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, War of 1812 hero, and credited for abolishing the disciplinary procedure of flogg... See More
May 17, 1879
THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York May 17, 1879 The front page is filled with comic illustrations captioned: "Trials Of Professional Men" in 8 scenes. Three prints inside including: "The Zulu War" and the back page has a terrific half page print: "The Alps-Mackie Mines, Cleveland Gold Company, Central City, Colorado" which also shows the various mine shafts beneath the... See More
August 27, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 27, 1862 Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the ... See More
September 26, 1982
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 26, 1982
* Tuskegee Airmen honored w/ opneing
* African American pilots of WWII
* National Air and Space Museum exhibit
* 1982 Wilkes-Barre shootings
* George Banks spree killings
The top of page 33 has a two column heading: "Museum Exhibit Traces Blacks' Role in Aviation" with related pictorial. (see) First report coverage on the "Black Wings... See More
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
April 06, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, a lot of ten complete issues dating from the Civil War, each with front page and inside page war content. All are never bound, never trimmed, with wear at folds, some damp staining or other disfigurements causing them to be "2nd rate" condition.
A wealth of fine Civil War coverage at a low price.
June 03, 1953
THIRD SECTION only of the Los Angeles Times, June 3, 1953
* Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
The front of this section has a full page color photo with banner headline: "Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Britain's Sovereign" and brief text underneath. (see) Queen Elizabeth II has now surpassed the reign of Queen Victoria, the previous longest reigning monarch in British history.... See More
August 06, 1926
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, August 6 & 7, 1926 (two issue set)
* Gertrude Ederle... Queen of the Waves
* becomes 1st woman to swim across the English Channel
The key issue is the August 7th issue, which has the headline: "GERTRUDE EDERLE SWIMS THE CHANNEL IN RECORD TIME,' with subhead, "19-Year-Old New York Girl As Aquatic Wonder - First of Her Sex to Accomplish the Feat ... See More
December 16, 1941
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, December 16, 1941
* Official Pearl Harbor attack report
* Frank Knox - secretary of the Navy
* U.S. enters World War II - WWII
The very top of the front page, above the masthead is a great banner headline: "KNOX STORY OF HAWAII!" with: "Navy Not on Alert for Attack, One Battleship, 5 Smaller Craft Sunk; Jap 5th Column in Action" with subheads ... See More
March 07, 1901
THE FARMINGTON HUSTLER, New Mexico, March 7, 1901
* Rare territorial issue - before New Mexico statehood
* San Juan County
A quite scarce title, in fact the first we have discovered. This lasted but two years before merging with the Times to become the "Farmington Times-Hustler". "Union List Of Serials" notes that no institution in the country has any issues from t... See More
Item #690307THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), September, 1867
* Francis Miles Finch
* The Blue and the Gray
* 1st printing (nationally)
This literary magazine contains the *first nationally distributed printing of the famous Civil War themed poem by Francis Miles Finch, "The Blue and the Gray." The preface to the poem is a quote from the New York Tribune, providing context: "The wo... See More
September 05, 1931
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Mass., September 5, 1931
* Jimmy Doolittle airplane flight record
Page 3 has a one column heading: "DOOLITTLE IS BEW HOLDER OF SPEED RECORD" (see)
Complete with all 12 pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, should be handled with care.
August 31, 1796
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, Aug. 31, 1796
* 18th century American publication
Published by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.
Four pages, a little foxing near the top, g... See More
April 13, 1945
LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 13, 1945
* Franklin D. Roosevelt FDR
* Warm Springs, Georgia
* World War II - WWII
The banner headline announces: "ROOSEVELT DEAD" and more with photo. More on pages 2 & 3 with full page pictorial.
Incomplete issue with the 1st 8 pages only, light toning, partially loose along the spine, some wear at t he margins and central fold, nice for disp... See More
September 02, 1987
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 2, 1987
* Pope John Paul II meets..
* Rabbi Gilbert Klaperman
* Rabbi Mordecai Waxman
* Tensions in the Middle East
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "Pope Meets With Jewish Leaders" with subhead and related photo. (see)
Sixty + pages, great condition.
July 15, 1871
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, S.C., July 15, 1871
* Martin Meara lynching - lynched
* Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois
The top of the front page has one column headings: "An Illinois Horror" "A Man Lynched For Whipping To Death His Own Story" and more. Lengthy text.
Complete with 4 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.... See More
October 19, 1861
DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, October 19, 1861
* Rare publication from the Civil War
* Battle of Bolivar Heights - West Virginia
This rare title from the Midwestern United States has some Civil War reporting and several interesting advertisements of the day.
This issue measures 25 x 18 inches, not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remai... See More
May 09, 0185
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 9, 1857
This issue has interesting news and sketches from the British Empire but by far, the most fascinating part are the two separate double page centerfolds displaying the Town (Urban) & Country (Rural) fashion of the day. These two prints are highly displayable and beautifully colored.
Complete in 76 pages and in good condition.... See More
June 02, 1953
SECTION C only of the Herald Express, Los Angeles, June 2, 1953
* Sir Edmund Percival Hillary & Tenzing Norgay
* Mount Everest summit reached (1st time)
The top of page C-1 has a one column heading: "Acclaim Everest Climbers" with subhead, photos of Hillary & Norgay and diagram of Mount Everest.
Section C only with 8 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nic... See More
June 02, 1953
SECOND SECTION only of the Herald Express, Los Angeles, June 2, 1953
* Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
The front of this section has a full page pictorial with banner headline: "Elizabeth Takes Sacred Oath as Queen of England" (see) Queen Elizabeth II has now surpassed the reign of Queen Victoria, the previous longest reigning monarch in British history.
Complete 2nd sectio... See More
January 18, 1974
THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, Jan. 18, 1974
* Sinai II Accords - Middle East - Jews
* Egyptian-Israeli Disengagement Agreement
The front page has a five column heading: "Israel, Egypt Sign Agreement" (see)
Complete with 6 pages, a few small binding and minor wear along the spine, ortherwise nice.
July 03, 1931
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 3, 1931
* Wiley Post and Harold Gatty prevail
* 1st airplane flight around the World
* Hero's welcome in New York City
The top of the front page has a three column headline: "POST AND GATTY GET STIRRING WELCOME; CROWDS CHEER WORLD FLIERS IN PARADE; WALKER DECORATES THEM AT CITY HALL" with subheads and related photo. More inside with a full page pictor... See More
March 20, 1912
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Mass., March 20, 1912
* McCurtain, Oklahoma
* Coal mine explosion disaster
* San Bois Coal Company
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "OVER A HUNDRED MINERS KILLED BY EXPLOSION" with subheads. (see)
Complete with 10 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, small piece torn away at the bottom, right corner, should be handled w... See More
May 12, 1866
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1866
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Official indictment for treason
Page 3 has a one column heading: "JEFF. DAVIS INDICTED" with subheads. (see)
Eight pages, creasing along the central fold of the front page only, generally nice.... See More
January 13, 1834
THE GLOBE, City of Washington, Jan. 13, 1834
* (6) Slaves related notices
The front page has a notice for: "100 Negroes For Sale" Another slavery related ad on page 2 & 3. And three more are on the back page. (see) Unusual to have ads such as these from our nation's capital.
Other news and advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condit... See More
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