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681502

Madison proposes Amendments to the Constitution... Early edition of the Bill of Rights...

Item #681502

June 13, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 13, 1789 



* Early edition of the "Bill of Rights"

* United States Constitution - Amendments

* President James Madison




An exceedingly significant issue which has, on page 3, a preliminary draft of the Bill of Rights described as  "...the Amendments to the New Constitution, proposed by the Hon. Mr. Maddison [sic]...".... See More  

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$37,500.00
680368

Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #680368

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 



* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized



* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed




A singularly historic newspaper. As collectors know the very first news... See More  

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$26,750.00
677502

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. 

The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead
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$18,000.00
673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of th
... See More  

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$16,500.00
681728

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #681728

November 16, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a
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$16,500.00
665373

Trial and execution of the notorious pirate Captain Kidd...

Item #665373

May 12, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A part of very significant issues which are best kept together, dated May 12 and May 26, 1701. Sold individually for a combined total of $21,250, we offer a special price for the pair:



May 12, 1701  One of the best issues of all of this title we have offered, as page 2 contains a report on the trial & sentence of the pirate Captain Kidd.

Datelined May 10, ... See More  

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$16,000.00
655592

Two accounts of Bunker Hill, Washington becomes commander-in-chief, so much more. In a Virginia newspaper...

Item #655592

July 14, 1775

VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonia... See More  

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656585

Two accounts of the Battle of Bunker Hill, and two of Washington being named commander-in-chief... Thanks to Patrick Henry...

Item #656585

July 07, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief

* Reference to the Gunpowder incident




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare o... See More  

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666074

The Gunpowder Incident: in a Williamsburg newspaper... And so much more!

Item #666074

April 28, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), April 28, 1775



* Very rare Colonial Virginia title

* Gunpowder Incident - Affair




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

This issue was printed 9 days after the battle of Lexington ... See More  

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$9,975.00
661890

First report of the Great London Fire... In a London newspaper!

Item #661890

September 03, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, September 3, 1666 



* The Great London Fire issue (historic)



This issue certainly ranks as one of the premiere issues of all 17th century newspapers, announcing one of the most tragic events of the period.

This issue was published during the outbreak of what would be known as the Great London Fire, which destroyed much of the city of London. Since it was an early rep... See More  

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$8,750.00
678526

Eye-witness accounts of the Battles of Lexington & Concord...

Item #678526

May 25, 1775

THE NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR THE ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 18-25, 1775  



* Battle of Lexington & Concord

* Eyewitnesses accounts




I'm not sure one could want a more notable front page--all consuming--than the content found on page one of this issue. It is entirely taken up with eleven very detailed eye-witness accounts of the historic Battle of Lexington &... See More  

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$8,750.00
674496

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #674496
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company o... See More  

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$7,350.00
680677

Significant in Coca Cola history... The company is sold...

Item #680677

August 22, 1919

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, August 22, 1919 



* Coca Cola goes public - very historic!

* Asa Candler - best publication to be had (very rare)




This issue features as a banner headline one of the more historic moments in the history of the Coca-Cola Company, when Asa Chandler, the man who bought the original formula from founder John Pemberton and propelled the company to national p
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$6,750.00
676018

The Gettysburg Address on front page...

Item #676018

November 20, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 20, 1863



* President Abraham Lincoln

* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery




It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable newspaper from the Civil War. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this famous newspaper published by Horace Greeley, a Lincoln supporter, with the content being on t... See More  

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$6,450.00
650774

"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #650774

June 17, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, June 17, 1852  We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then ri
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$5,950.00
653767

The much desired newspaper by John Peter Zenger...

Item #653767

July 21, 1735

THE NEW-YORK WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 21, 1735 



* Earliest of American newspapers to be had



This is the very rare & early newspaper printed by John Peter Zenger who, just 8 months earlier was arrested for the critical comments he made in his newspaper about a decision made by the British Governor of New York, William Cosby. The result was a famous libel case in which Zenger was acquitte... See More  

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$5,850.00
667064

The Jew Bill... Striving for equal rights for the Jews...

Item #667064

May 29, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1819 



* The Jew Bill - Jewish - Judaica

* Equal rights for Jews - voting

* Henry Marie Brackenridge 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: "Religi... See More  

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$5,750.00
658471

Rare Lincoln's assassination report, in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #658471

April 15, 1865

EVENING STAR, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic 1st report)

* It is BEST to have reports from the city where it occurred




Terrific to have this first report of Lincoln's assassination in a newspaper from the city where it happened. This is the first of this issue we have offered.

The top of the front page has a column with heads: "ASSA... See More  

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666075

Battle of Chelsea Creek... Washington challenges Amherst...

Item #666075

June 30, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), Jun. 30, 1775 



* Rare colonial Virginia title

* Battle of Chelsea Creek - Massachusetts




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

Most of the ftpg. is consumed with a report head... See More  

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676627

One of the more rare titles from the Civil War we have offered...

Item #676627

April 05, 1865

GRANT'S PETERSBURG PROGRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, April 5, 1865 



* Extremely rare military title

* General Ulysses S. Grant

* The Siege of Petersburg ending

* Civil War coming to an end




An exceedingly rare newspaper and the first we have had the opportunity to offer. This newspaper lasted but four issues, printing on April 3, 5, 7 and 10 of 1865 by officers of the 37th Wisconsi... See More  

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666271

Perhaps the most famous "Confederate" newspaper...

Item #666271

July 04, 1863

THE DAILY CITIZEN, Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2 (4), 1863 



* Most sought Confederate newspaper to be had ?



A fascinating newspaper and arguably the most famous of any newspaper printed on Confederate soil, not just for being printed on the back of wallpaper (many others were as well) but because of the circumstances which surrounded the creation of this issue.

This newspaper was edit... See More  

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654263

America's first successful newspaper...

Item #654263

April 17, 1740

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740  



* Earliest of American newspapers to be had



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 preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a singl... See More  

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$4,540.00
654577

"The Swedish Intelligencer" by Butter and Bourne...

Item #654577

January 01, 1632

THE SWEDISH INTELLIGENCER, "The Second Part", London, 1632 



* Very rare 17th century periodical

* Publisher Nathaniel Butter




A quite rare newsbook by the famed publishing team of Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne who are credited with being the founders of the English language periodical format, taken from like-publishers in Germany & Amsterdam. Curiously some of the f... See More  

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$4,450.00
681282

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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$4,150.00
659472

Very rare broadside issue of "The Daily Rebel" from Chattanooga...

Item #659472

September 01, 1863

THE DAILY REBEL, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sept. 1, 1863 



* Very rare Confederate item

* Chickamauga campaign




An extremely rare broadside newspaper, and the first we have added to our inventory in 43 years.

There is no volume or issue number, however this title began  August 1, 1862. This issue is dated from the midst of the Chickamauga Campaign in Southeastern Tennessee and Northw... See More  

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653154

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #653154

May 15, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1735/6 



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare




The double year reflects the two calendars in use at the time. My today's calendar the year is 1736. 

As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1... See More  

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$3,675.00
670269

Rare list of the first families to settle in Georgia...

Item #670269

September 15, 1733

APPLEBEE'S ORIGINAL WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, England, Sept. 15, 1733



* Very early Georgia - Savannah GA



A quite rare title which existed from 1720-1737 with most of the news reports on pages 2 and 3.

The news is almost entirely of British interest, however one terrific report notes the first families to settle in the new colony of Georgia. It begins: "Last Wednesday the Trustees for... See More  

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660740

Very rare broadside issue of "The Daily Rebel" from Chattanooga...

Item #660740

June 18, 1863

THE DAILY REBEL, Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 18, 1863 



* Very rare Confederate publication

* Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia




An extremely rare broadside newspaper and a great title for a Confederate newspaper.

This is the vol. 1 number 270 issue of a title which began August 1, 1862. This issue is dated from just prior to the Confederate invasion of the North and the Battle of ... See More  

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$3,350.00
659321

This historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659321

August 07, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 7, 1790



* United States Funding Act of 1790

* President George Washington signs

* Also John Adams & Thomas Jefferson




Taking about a full page of text, including almost all of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

This w... See More  

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669851

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #669851

April 03, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735   



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare publication




As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all o... See More  

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$2,935.00
622485

Rare Johnny Ringo mention in a Tombstone Epitaph...

Item #622485

January 21, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, January 21, 1882 



* Best old West title to be had

* Johnny Ringo mention




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this to... See More  

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668423

Billy the Kid, Pat Garett, Virgil & Wyatt Earp, Frank Stilwell, Johnny Behan...

Item #668423

August 10, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in ... See More  

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662244

Great Tombstone newspaper printed 3 months before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #662244

July 26, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, July 26, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept... See More  

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671291

Establishing the rules of cricket... A premier report...

Item #671291

July 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789  



*  A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection



The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads:... See More  

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$2,600.00
662725

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...

Item #662725

November 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item - 1st report




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Although the formal le... See More  

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671923

From perhaps the most famous town of the Old West...

Item #671923

October 31, 1880

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, October 31, 1880 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in... See More  

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$2,300.00
658237

Terrific & rare broadside "Extra" on the capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #658237

May 14, 1865

STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865 



* Very rare miniature broadside

* Capture of Jefferson Davis

* President of the Confederacy




A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.

The three headlines ... See More  

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653178

Tombstone Epitaph shortly after the gunfight at the OK Corral...

Item #653178

December 04, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, Dec. 4, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Post Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in po... See More  

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$2,275.00
670755

Great Tombstone newspaper printed ten days before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #670755

October 16, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept th... See More  

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$2,265.00
665344

Lincoln's second inauguration...

Item #665344

March 06, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln 2nd inauguration

* Closing weeks of the Civil War

* Assassination nears




Page 4 headlines at the top of last column about the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln include: "INAUGURATION" "Our Report of the Second Installation of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States" "Scenes at the White House in t... See More  

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667788

One of the best Lincoln assassination issues...

Item #667788

April 22, 1865

WASHINGTON WEEKLY CHRONICLE, D.C., April 22, 1865



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

* From our nation's capital




Truly a terrific issue, for being a weekly newspaper this was the first report of this event in this title, and better yet it is from the city where the assassination happened. A notable--and very uncommon--graphic... See More  

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$2,150.00
678397

Perhaps the most famous title from the Old West...

Item #678397

June 19, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, June 19, 1881  Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance & lore of the West than this one.

Tombstone is steeped in Western history, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture. This issue was printed 4 mo... See More  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$1,975.00
661537

Duke of Monmouth is beheaded...

Item #661537

July 16, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 16, 1685 



* James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth

* Tower Hill execution - beheading




The report of great significance is the rather brief, yet very historic, found on page 2 & datelined from Whitehall, July 15: "This day the late Duke of Monmouth, being attained of High Treason by Act of Parliament, was Beheaded on a scaffold for that pur
... See More  

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$1,830.00
615044

Nice content in this rare & very early title...

Item #615044

January 29, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself fr... See More  

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$1,740.00
675845

The Gettysburg Address...

Item #675845

November 28, 1863

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Nov. 28, 1863  



* President Abraham Lincoln

* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery




Page 3 contains a report headed: "The Gettysburg Ceremonies" "Description of the Battle-Field and Consecration Exercises" as well as one of the most memorable speeches ever given by a President.

The article takes nearly two columns and contains much rep... See More  

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$1,700.00
673908

First printing of baseball rules and regulations proposed to the first baseball convention...

Item #673908

February 28, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 28, 1857 



* Historic baseball periodical

* New fundamental rules

* "Baseball's Magna Carta"

* For Baseball Convention of 1857




An extremely significant issue on the history of baseball, as an inside page has almost an entire column taken up with: "Base Ball" "The Base Ball Convention And Their New Rules"... See More  

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$1,650.00
663075

The king creates codes for rebuilding London after the Great Fire...

Item #663075

September 17, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 17, 1666 



* The Great London Fire disaster

* Charles II of England creates safety codes




Certainly one of the more notable events in London history was the Great Fire which began on September 2. Very shortly thereafter, in an effort to rebuild London in a safe manner, the King issue various directives as to how the city would be rebuilt.

This text... See More  

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643246

Plague mention in issue #6 of the rare Oxford Gazette...

Item #643246

December 04, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 4, 1665 



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Plus this is the #6 issue.

Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to ... See More  

Item from Catalog 317 (released for April, 2022)...

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$1,550.00
664277

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette...

Item #664277

January 18, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)



* One of the earliest & rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxfor
... See More  

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$1,530.00
678008

Rare Union occupation newspaper with the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #678008

October 04, 1862

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 1862  This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspaper was published in South Carolina considering the state r... See More  

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$1,500.00
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