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Ballooning - Flight
Item #642837THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1783
* 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
Item #650328THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1784
Among the articles are: "Ancient Customs Elucidated--The Feast of Yule" "History of the Race of Gypsies Further Illustrated" which takes nearly 3 pages; "An Account of the Experiments Made by the Aerostatic Machine of M.M. Montgolfier" the famous balloonist (see); and more.
There is over half a page on the Q... See More
Item #670362THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1784
* Early ballooning
* Montgolfier brothers
Inside contains a full page article with heading: "Success of a Journey by Way of Experiment in a Balloon" which happened at France (see), and this is followed by another article which begins: "No sooner was the extraordinary discovery of M. Montgolfier known here about a month ag... See More
Item #688925THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784
* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy
* Captain James Cook
* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska
* Early ballooning flight - Montgolfier
This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.
There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and ... See More
January 14, 1785
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 14, 1785
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
* French ballooning pioneer
* 1st English Channel crossing
Page 3 has an historic report of the very first balloon crossing of the English Channel, done by famed balloonist Jean Blanchard. It notes in part: "Blanchard was two hours & a half in the air; two hours of which he was upo... See More
August 01, 1785
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785 Near the back is a small bit headed: "American News" which mentions that: "...the counties of Washington, Sullivan, and Green have declared themselves independent of the state of North Carolina..." because they: "...found themselves grievously taxed for the support of government without enjoying the blessings of it."... See More
April 19, 1790
THE MORNING POST, AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, April 19, 1790
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads.
Page 3 has a report on Jean-Pierre Blanchard planning a balloon flight.
Nice condition.... See More
October 18, 1820
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1820 Page 3 has a interesting article: "The Deaf & Dumb Fond of Music" being a letter about a musical artist born deaf and dumb (see). Page 3 also has an article on: "Mr. Guille's Ascension" in a balloon.
Four pages, nice condition.
May 10, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 10, 1834
* Davy Crockett
A brief item at the top of an inside page mentions: "Col. Crockett is yet on his 'tower' to the north, and has much amused the people by his originalities, and the broad good humor that plays on his 'honest face'. "
There is much reporting from Congress, and also an article headed: "Great Aero... See More
August 02, 1842
NEW YORK HERALD, EXTRA, Aug. 2, 1842 A nice broadside (single sheet & printed on 1 side only) "Extra" likely produced to report the news recently arrived from Europe, as the top of the first column has "Arrival Of The Steamship COLUMBIA" with a nice engraving of a steamship (see).
This issue includes reports from France, Prussia, Austria, Spain, Portugal, "The E... See More
May 30, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 30, 1857 Front page includes a 1/3 page illustration featuring a nice view of the town of: 'Concord, New Hampshire'. Several illustrations from "The Rebellion in Borneo - A British Walker" including: 'Drying the heads of their enemies' over a fire. Two half-page illustrations entitled: 'Chinese War Junks' and 'Announcin... See More
July 25, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1857 The front page features "The Travel Notes in Bible Lands" with a half page illustration 'Pool of Bethesda' and smaller illustration 'Pillar of Absalom'. Full page of text with 5 illustrations on: 'New Holland Pippins' with a view of the 'Country House Near Sydney, New Holland' and one of 'Kangaroos'... See More
September 12, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1857 Fine front page illustration plus an article on: "The New York Stock Board In Session" being a fine and early graphic on the Stock Exchange. "Barth's Travels in North and Central Africa" features several illustrations. "Flirtation at Newport" article features several small illustrations. The "Home the Am... See More
February 20, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 20, 1858 Full front page illustration entitled: 'The Washington Monument at Richmond, Virginia'. Nice half page 'Ottawa City, the New Capital of Canada'. "The Old Lull House" article also features a 1/4 page illustration of the same. "Native Life In India" features three illustrations. A full page illustration 'T... See More
September 24, 1858
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 24, 1858
* Silas Brooks - ballooning
* Children stuck in basket
The front page has an article headed: "Thrilling Incident" "Two Children Carried Off By A Balloon" "Later--The Balloon Found--The Children Rescued Asleep" See images for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little spine wear, otherwise very nice... See More
October 02, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 2, 1858 Full front page illustration shows: "Launch of the 'General Admiral', the Largest Wooden Ship in the World, From the Ship-Yard of W. H. Webb, of New York". 'A Trip to Niagara Falls' includes 12 illustrations. Somber back page cartoon: 'The Quarantine Question'
Also an article "A Man Lost in the Clouds"... See More
March 09, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, March 9, 1859
* Ira J. Thurston body found
* Aeronaut - ballooning accident
The front page has a small article headed: "Discovery of the Remains of Mr. Thurston, the Aeronaut" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.
April 30, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1859 Halfpg: 'Proposed Balloon Railway Up Mt. Rhigi, Switzerland'. Nice fullpg: 'May-Day In The City'. Also a full page Winslow Homer print: "May Day In The Country". Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages.
June 18, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1859 Two front 1/4 page illustrations of "General Garibaldi" and "Garibaldi's Chasseurs of the Alps." are featured on the front page. Inside pertaining to "The War in Europe" including "The French Army Marching Through a Sardinian Fortified Place Toward the Austrian Lines" and "The Emperor of Austria and His G... See More
July 04, 1859
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 4, 1859 Pg. 4 report: The Great Balloon Voyage The Journey Eastward Almost In Lake Erie Safe Arrival At Troy re. Professor Wises voyage in the mammoth balloon Atlantic. Other news of the day includes: "Ignoring Slavery" "Fireworks Explosion" "From Kansas" "Steam Fire Engine Worth Having" and much more. 8 pages in good condition.
July 10, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 10, 1859
* John Wise (balloonist)
* Ballooning - "Atlantic"
* Mississippi River to Lake Ontario flight & more
The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Sailing In The Air" "The Balloon Voyage from the Mississippi to Lake Ontario" and more. Lengthy text takes up full column on the front page and 3 columns on ... See More
August 09, 1859
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 9, 1859 Back page has: Narrative Of Professor Wises 231st Aerial Voyage Made from St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 1859, accompanied by his son, Chas. E. Wise. Also has: Blondins Greatest Feat He Stands On His Head re. his third tight rope performance above the Niagara River. Both are quite detailed. Other news of the day includes: "THE NEW SLAVE-TRADE" "The Kansas G... See More
August 13, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1859 A nice front page illustration 'The Scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah Territory' with article as well. Nice full page with 3 illustrations of: 'The Pike's Peak Gold Mines'. A full page illustration of "The 'Battle of Magenta' at Jones's Wood, New York". A full page illustration is comprised of... See More
September 03, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1859 Nice front page article and illustration: "Interview Between Brigham Young and Hon. Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City".
Inside has two gambling-themed illustrations; a very nice full page Winslow Homer print: "A Cadet Hop At West Point". Also a half page illustration: "The New Orleans Charity Hospital" along with two smalle... See More
September 24, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 24, 1859 The front page features a text article with 2 illustrations on 'Transatlantic Ballooning' showing 'Professor C. Lowe' and the 'Interior of the Balloon Basket' plus inside the issue is a full page illustration of: 'The New Air Ship City of New York'.
The doublepage centerfold is by Winslow Homer and is entitled ... See More
October 07, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, October 7, 1859
* John LaMountain voyage
* Balloonist - ballooning pioneer
The back page has an article headed: "Voyage Of The Atlantic" "Aeronautic Perils, Privations and Hairbreadth Escapes" "Narrative of John La Mountain" Lengthy text takes up almost 3 full columns and is signed in type: John LaMountain
Other news of the day. Complete ... See More
April 14, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1860 Illus. of: 'Hon. Martin J. Crawford, of Ga.'. Halfpg. shows: 'Rev. W. Corbit Preaching to Thieves & Harlots'. Nearly halfpg: 'Narrow Escape of a Balloonist at Savannah'. Complete in 16 pages.... See More
June 21, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 22, 1861 through August 3, 1861. This is a seven-issue set (part 6) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.
This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed at www... See More
July 20, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 20, 1861 The full front page is a print of: "Filling Cartridge at the U.S. Arsenal at Watertown, Mass." done by famed artist Winslow Homer.
Other prints within include 5 scenes of: "The Eleventh Indiana Regiment of Zouaves, Colonel L. Wallace", and another full page with 8 prints of: "Scenes About Camp". A half page shows: &q... See More
July 27, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 27, 1861 The front page is taken up with prints of "General Prentis" "Brigadier-General Williams" and a scene of: "Departure of General Lyon & His Command from Boonville, Missouri, for the Arkansas Border."
Other prints inside include: "The Battle of Rich Mountain" & another full page of "Wilson's Z... See More
August 10, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 10, 1861 The front page includes a print of "Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton". Inside has a full page: "Retreat of Our Troops from Bull Run, by Moonlight, Colonel Blenker's Brigade Covering" and a very dramatic full page: "Charge of the Black Horse Cavalry Upon the Fire Zouaves at the Battle of Bull Run"; a full page map: &... See More
September 28, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 28, 1861 One of the prime features of this issue is Walt Whitman's first Harper's Weekly appearance: "Beat! Beat! Drums!"
Additional content includes: the full front page is a scene of the: "Gallant Exploit of Captain Strong of the Second Wisconsin Volunteers". The many prints inside include a very small: "Plan of the... See More
October 26, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 26, 1861 The front page has: "A Night Reconnaissance on the Potomac" and a print of: "Lieutenant Braine, U.S.N., Commanding the 'Monticello' ". Other prints inside include: "Grand Cavalry & Artillery Review at Washington" "The 'Monticello' Shelling the Rebels Near Hatteras" "Camp of the Si... See More
December 11, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 11, 1861 The front page has two interesting features: first, a nice Civil War map headed: "Topographical Map Of Virginia. From Leesburgh to Mathias Point and the Rappahannock, including Washington & Manassas." showing much detail.
Secondly, there are two cartoons making fun of the newspaper's competition, the New York Herald, with the first showing: &q... See More
December 14, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 14, 1861 The entire front page is taken up with: "A Chart Map Of Georgia, Showing The Percentage of Slaves In Each County." Inside has a full page with seven: "Scenes in & Around Beaufort, South Carolina"; another page has 3 prints of: "The Stone Fleet on its Way to the Southern Coast"; a full page with 3 prints: "... See More
April 19, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 19, 1862 The full front page shows: "Shipping Artillery at Alexandria, Virginia". Prints inside include: "City of Norfolk, Virginia" "Transports Embarking Troops at Alexandria" "Federal Troops at Hampton, Virginia"; a full page: "General Map of the Seat of War in Virginia, Showing the Road to Richmond" &qu... See More
May 31, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 31, 1862 Full ftpg: "Balloon View of the Attack on Fort Darling, in the James River, by Commander Roger's Gun-Boat Flotilla, 'Galena,' Monitor,' etc". Prints inside include: "Naval Combat Off Fort Wright..." showing monitors in battle; a full page: "Mobile and Its Defenses" which shows 6 scenes; a full page: &qu... See More
September 06, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 6, 1862 The front page shows: "Thomas Fitch Rowland, Builder of the New Monitors" and "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Ironsides' In Fighting Trim" with related articles.
Of special note is the historic letter headed: "The President On the Negro Question". This was one of the more famous letters from Abraham Lincoln, being hi... See More
December 05, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 5, 1863 The entire front page shows: "The President's Hymn--Give Thanks, All Ye People". However, the most notable content is likely the detailed report of Abraham Lincoln's address at Gettysburg. While the actual address is not provided, considerable details and the rarity of reports make this worthy of interest (see image). The article ... See More
August 26, 1865
WORCESTER DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts, Aug., 1865 Nice pg. 3 ad gives details about a "Grand Balloon Ascension" performed by Seaver & Starkweather of Boston. Generally very good condition.
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
May 09, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 9, 1868 The issue has a full front page illustration "Dressing Baby". A nice half-page engraving "Plowing on the Prairies Beyond the Mississippi" also has a related article. A very displayable full page is entitled 'Springtime in the Country--Gardening". A full page consist of two half-page illustration of Lieutenant-General Sir... See More
September 19, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1868 The front page features coverage of "The 'Wickedest Man's' Reformation" which includes a half-page illustration "Prayer-Meeting in the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" and a smaller "Scene in Front of the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" - all in reference to John Allen's suppo... See More
Item #617502HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1869 The first article in this issue is "Early Aeronautics" and contains several illustrations including "Blanchard's Flying Balloon", "Blanchard's Counterpoise" and the "Death of Madame Blanchard".
Also within the issue is "Making Watches by Machinery"; "The Birds of Paradise&q... See More
February 12, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 12, 1870 The front page features a full page "Christmas-Day in St. Peter's - 'Open the Gates and Let the King of Glory In'". Fine port scene is a full page print: 'Landing of the Remains of Mr. Peabody At Portland' Full page and 2 illustrations on: 'The Funeral Of Victor Noir' 3 scenes of: 'Aerial Voyages... See More
June 25, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1870 The front page is a great illustration of: 'Beethoven'. Within the issue is a nice full page illustration of 'Charles Dickens', and a page 2 editorial concerning the death of Charles Dickens. "The New Masonic Temple" article also includes a halfpage illustration "Laying the Corner-Stone of the New Masonic Temple in New Yor... See More
October 29, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1870 The full front page is "Balloons from Paris Passing Over the Prussian Lines". Text on the death of Robert E. Lee is on the third page of the issue. Four halfpage illustrations on the war. A full page illustration 'Betting on the Favorite' is a scene at a horse race track. A full page Thomas Nast cartoon "The Tammany King-... See More
November 05, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 5, 1870 Front full page illustration of "The Floral Temple in the Grand German Fair." Inside: A full page illustration of "French Prisoners from Sedan." Three large illustrations pertaining to "Iceland" including "Supper in the Church," "An Involuntary Halt," and "Mount Hecla, from Near the Summit.... See More
November 19, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 19, 1870 The nearly full front page illustration is entitled "Take a Chance?" A text article on the third page is "The New York and Brooklyn Bridge" which is talking of the new proposed bridge. Halfpage illustrations 'Washing for Diamond at the New Diamond Fields in S. Africa' and 'Diamond Miners Gambling at Night'. ... See More
December 03, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 3, 1870 The full front page features "Uhlans Tracking the Course of a Balloon From Paris". Inside has more prints on the war in Europe, including a very nice doublepage centerfold "An Artist at Work - Making a Hasty Sketch From An Advance Prussian Post Before the Walls of Paris". A halfpage "An Advanced Prussian Post". A t... See More
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