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Discounted Issues (as priced), through October 14, 2021!The following issues have been discounted by 50% through October 14, 2021. Prices shown reflect the discount.
Discounted Issues (as priced), through October 14, 2021!
WEEKLY STANDARD, Raleigh, North Carolina, Oct. 21, 1863
* Rare Confederate title
* The Right of Secession
Certainly one of the less common titles we've brought into inventory from the Confederacy. Among the front page items are: "The Latest News", "Capt. Davis Withdrawn", "Discussion at Smithfield" and some smaller items.
The inside pages begin with ... See More
THE ANALECTIC MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1820 This was a very famous literary-themed magazine, but this issue features at the back of the issue a a quite rare, hand-tinted full page engraving titled: "View on the Schuylkill". More typically such hand-tinted prints were removed from the issues long ago. And this engraving is in nice condition (see).
Complete in 88 pag... See More
EXTRAORDINAIRE, Paris, France, Aug. 8, 1639
* Earliest of newspapers to be had
With the date at the top in Roman numerals but then also dated at the bottom of the back page: "8 Aoust, 1639". This "extraordinary" issue was done for a singular purpose, as defines most "extraordinaries" produced since then.
This issue published simultaneously along with the ... See More
SKANDINAVIENS STJERNE, "Organ for de Sidste-Dages Hellige", Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 15, 1875 The subtitle above translates to: "Organ for the Body of Latter-Day Saints", meaning this is a quite rare Mormon periodical for the Mormon community in Denmark. American Mormon missionaries were sent to Denmark in 1850 and made significant inroads in converting many Scandinavian... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* First World boxing championship match
Page 5 has a one column head: "Four Days Later From Europe" "The Prize Fight" "Letters From Heenan" "He Claims the Belt or Another Fight". This was the famous match with Sayers, considered as boxing's first world championship. "...Not h... See More
PLASTTRADING PALETTE, The Netherlands, October 12, 1967 This is a very curious & perhaps experimental or promotional newspaper printed entirely on plastic. It was done by a plastics firm in The Netherlands to show how versatile plastic could be--it could even be used for printing newspapers. The "newspaper" appears to be an in-house publication, likely distributed to employees ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799
* Two President John Adams script signatures
* Nice ad for King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards
* Trenton, New Jersey serves as Federal Capital
* Moses Gill proclamation and script signature
The front page features two Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for ... See More
THE DAILY COURANT, London, Oct. 23, 1717
* Rare 18th century title
This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such, having begun in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with over half of the back page taken up with advertisements.
Complete as a single shee... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 25, 1923
* Jewish Year of Jubilee - Jews
* President Warren G. Harding's letter
One year after the United States Congress formally recognized Palestine to be the Jewish homeland, the Jews celebrated a Year of Jubilee. President Warren Harding sent a letter to the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in which he called for a "...restoration of rel... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 23, 1887 This issue contains a slightly larger than a full page illustration entitled "Washington, D. C. -- An Unique Festival -- Egg-Rolling in the White House Grounds on Easter Monday" and has an accompanying article.
Also in the issue is: "Destructive Prairie Fires in Kansas -- Endangered Settlers Taking Refuge in the Plowed Fields... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1947.
* Henry Ford death (1st report)
* Automobile pioneer - Detroit, Michigan
The front page has a two column headline: "HENRY FORD IS DEAD AT 83 IN DEARBORN" with subheads that include: "Pioneer In Autos" "Leader in Production Founded Vast Empire in Motors in 1903" and more. Lengthy coverage continues on page 32 with photo of Ford... See More
DEMOCRATIC STATE JOURNAL, Dayton, Columbia County, Washington (Territory), July 13, 1883
* Rare Old West title
This is a volume 1 issue of a title we have never had before from Washington, 6 years before it would become a state. "Union List of American Newspapers" notes that it lasted for just 2 years, with just 5 issues held by one institution and scattered issues by a... See More
* 18th century map of Italy
* Comets with diagram
Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice full page: "Map of Italy" which shows the various borders of the states at that time, including Tuscany, Naples, Ecclesiastical State, Milan, Savoy, Venice, and more (see). Also included with the maps are Corsica, Sa
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832 Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... See More
* Stock Market hits 10,000 for 1st time ever
As opposed to the negative reports which make stock market headlines collectible, here is a significant upbeat headline, and great to have it in the N.Y. Times. At the top of the 2nd column is: "DOW FINISHES DAY OVER 10,000 MARK FOR THE FIRST TIME" With subheads: "Rises 1.9% to Set Record&
* Fort Frontenac captured
* French and Indian War
The prime content would be a report from the French and Indian War prefaced with: "The following is Col. Bradstreet's Letter to Gen. Abercrombie after the Reduction of Fort Frontenac" with a dateline of Oswego, Aug. 31, 1758 & a nice account of the battle, the sit... See More
* Ben Franklin letter regarding the poor
* Engraving of Pascal Paoli of Corsica
* Early fire engine
* Reports from America, including Indians
Taking nearly two pages is a letter: "Hardheartedness to the Poor Considered" which was written by Ben Franklin, although signed: "Medius" (see https://founders.archives.gov/docum... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 24, 1936
* 1st American rocket plane success
* Rocket mail - Frido Kessler (1st report)
* Greenwood Lake, New York
Page 19 has one column headings that include: "MAIL IS DELIVERED BY ROCKET GLIDER", "Device Splutters for 2,000 Feet from New York to Jersey on Greenwood Lake", "Postmaster Is Obliging" and more. (see) First report cov... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 28, 1811 Perhaps the prime content in this issue is a report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, headed: "Battle On The Wabash" and prefaced with: "...message from the President of the United States, enclosing governor Harrison's two letters...on the late engagement with the Indians..." with the complete text taking nearly 4 pages,... See More
THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, June, 1800 Formatted much like the more popular Gentleman's Magazine of the era, but this is a more rare title.
Perhaps the dominant feature of this issue would be the two full page engravings still present, the first: "A Portrait of Tippoo Sultaun" [aka Tipu Sultan & Tiger of Mysore] with a related article: "Tippoo Sultan, Late So... See More
THE POST BOY, London, January 1, 1718 A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The front page contains an article from Madrid pertaining to the current health condition of the King and that he had also just celebrated his 36th birthday.
Reports from Dartmouth provides information of ships Friendship, Mary, Partridge and Amity which had sailed to or from Ameri... See More
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853
* Rare Californian miner print
* Gold Rush
The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another halfpg. shows: "Crossing The Ice, On The Hudson River, At Albany".
But the prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned:... See More
THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, dated June 4, 1940.
The front page of this issue contains the reporting of Winston Churchill's speech to the House of Commons of the same date. The three column wide, two line header of the article is "Churchill Says Britain Can Fight years Alone" with the subhead "Admits Allies Had Suffered Colossal Disaster - To Rebui... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 20, 1929
* Old Yankee Stadium stampede disaster
* The house Ruth built
* New York Yankees - Babe Ruth - Lou Gehrig
The top of the front page has a three column headline: "TWO KILLED, 62 HURT IN YANKEE STADIUM AS RAIN STAMPEDES BASEBALL CROWD; VICTIMS ARE CRUSHED AT BLEACHER EXIT" with many subheads and list of the dead and injured.... See More
THE FREE BRITON, London, Oct. 17, 1734
* Rare title... 18th century original...
We rarely find issues of this title which lasted for less than six years. The entire issue is taken up with: "A Parallel Between the Libels on the Present Times, and those of Queen Elizabeth's Reign; drawn from the Lord Bacon's indication of the Lord Burleigh.".
Complete as a... See More
* Very early playing cards
* Backgammon boards
The back page includes many ads, two of which are very early ads for "Playing Cards", being Henry the Eighth, Columbian brand cards and backgammon boards. A few other particulars as noted in the ads (see photos).
News of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine we
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 9, 1856
* Rare Sitka, Alaska print
The front page features a print: "Portrait of Ex-Governor Hunt, of New York" plus an article on "General Walker as a Political Mentor".
Nice prints inside include: "Entrance To The Port Of Havana, From Puerte Del Principe" & "Havana--Part Of The Harbor--Fort Of Aratas&quo... See More
Also: "Of the Cultivation of Exotics" which concerns the red cedar & other trees in America. Another article taking over 3 pages is "A Dia... See More
THE POST BOY, London, April 1, 1718 A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The backpage contains an article "On Saturday Night the Assizes ended at Kingston, where 15 Persons received Sentence of Death... The Grave-Digger of S. Saviours, who was convicted of stealing dead Bodies out of their Graves, was fined 40 s. and two Years Imprisonment..."
T... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 26, 1946.
* William Claude Dukenfield
* W. C. Fields death (1st report)
* Actor - Comedian
Page 25 has one column headings that include: "W.C. FIELDS, 66, DIES; FAMED AS COMEDIAN" "Mimicry Star of the Films Since 1924 Got Start as a $5-a-Week Juggler"
and more with photo of Fields. (see) Always nice to have notable events in
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853 P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Nov. 16, 1893 The top of the front page has a nice account headed: "TRAIN ROBBERS CAPTURED" "One of Them Proves to Have Been a Girl in Men's Clothes" "Illinois Bandits Landed In Jail" "Three Men Who Held Up the Evansville Express & Shot the Brakeman Are Safely Behind Bars at Lincoln, Ill." The articles takes three... See More
THE EVENING POST, London, Aug. 29, 1717 This was the newspaper upon which the word "evening" first appeared in any newspaper title when it began in 1706. A very handsome issue which has a very interesting & unusual format. Much news from Europe on pages 1 and 2, with half of page 3 being blank, with a nice rd tax stamp, and over half of the back page blank.
Four pages, n... See More
MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, May 20, 1890 The front page has column heads: "MORMONISM DEFINED" "Interesting Opinion by the Supreme Court" "The Nefarious Doctrine Persisted in & Propagated in Spite of All Interference". Bits of text include: "...A distinguishing feature of Mormonism is well known to be polygamy & an absolute ecclesiastical control of i... See More
* From the end of the Revolutionary War
* Mongolfier Brothers & others in their balloons
The first article is a report on the balloon flight of Charles and Robert headed: "Mr. Charles's Narrative of his Memorable Aerial Voyage" which takes 2 1/2 pages (see for portions).
Further on is nearly a full page on a repor... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 3, 1814 Two pages are taken up with a nice & detailed account headed:"Attack Upon Baltimore - British Account" as taken from the London Gazette Extraordinary.
Included is the: "Return of killed & wounded in the action with the enemy near Baltimore on the 12th September, 1814."
Further on is: "Events of the War&quo... See More
THE WASHINGTON POST, January 21, 1969 The two-line banner headline reads "Richard M. Nixon Becomes President With 'Sacred Commitment' to Peace" with subhead "Promises to Listen As Well as to Lead in Quest for Unity". This includes a large colored photo of him being sworn into office as well as another photo of "The Nixons and Johnsons at the White House befor... See More
In the "Historical Chronicle" section near the back are a... See More
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, March 19, 1905
* Great map of the railroads in Springfield, MA
* 1905 original
* Thumbnail photo and much re: Willis Phelps
The front page of section 2 contains a very displayable map of 1905 railroads in Springfield, Massachusetts. The map measures approximately 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, and is surrounded by related text (including the thumbnail photo an... See More
* Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet
The prime feature is: "A Letter from the Earl of Shelburne to his Excellency Governor Barnard" of Massachusetts, which is followed by a piece prefaced with: "The General Assembly of Massachusetts Bay having treated the above letter with great freedom, Governor Bernard put an end to the Ses... See More