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702381

Pay document dated the day before Cornwallis' surrender...

Item #702381

November 14, 1781

A genuine hand-written Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Nov. 14, 1781. It notes: "Sir: Pay W. Amos Jones nine pounds seven shillings & four pence in gold or silver...and charge the state Pay Table Office, Nov. 14, 1781" with two signatures.

Measures 5 by 6 inches, nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated less than a month after Cor... See More  

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$115.00
702255

1968 "Jimmy Shine" opening day Broadway play...

Item #702255

December 12, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York City, Dec. 12, 1968



* "Jimmy Shine" opening day Broadway play ad

*  Actor Dustin Hoffman and John Sebastian




Page 51 has a full page advertisement (review) for the Broadway play "Jimmy Shine" starring Dustin Hoffman. This play made it's premiere in New York City the same week.



wikipedia notes: Jimmy Shin... See More  

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702254

"Cream" farewell tour in 1968....

Item #702254

October 24, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Oct. 24, 1968



* David Peel & The Lower East Side Band

* "Have a Marijuana" debut album advertisement

* CREAM British rock band - Spectrum concert ad

* Eric Clapton - Ginger Baker - Jack Bruce




Page 33 has a 6 x 3 1/2 inch advertisement for "CREAM" for there upcoming appearance at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. ... See More  

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702253

1975 Black Sabbath concert tour ad...

Item #702253

November 10, 1975

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Nov. 10, 1975



* Black Sabbath - English heavy metal rock band

* "Sabotage" Madison Square Garden advertisement

* Ozzy Osbourne - Tony Iommi w/ Aerosmith concert tour




Page 92 has a 7 x 5 1/2 inch advertisement for the Black Sabbath concert at Madison Square Garden (Dec. 3)

Other interesting items throughout including much... See More  

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702252

1939 Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia....

Item #702252

March 17, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 17, 1939



* Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

* Adolph Hitler occupation of Czechoslovakia

* Slovakia Independence - Pre World War II




The top of the front page has a four column headline: "SLOVAKIA NOW HITLER 'PROTECTORATE'" with subheads. (see images) First report coverage continues on pages 4 & 5 with related photos. Loads of text. Always... See More  

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702251

Washington Redskins win 1942 NFL championship...

Item #702251

December 14, 1942

THE BOSTON POST, December 14, 1942



* Washington Redskins win NFL title

* NFL football championship game

* Chicago Bears upset (1st report)

* Sammy Baugh vs. Sid Luckman




The sport's section (page 16) has a two column heading: "Redskins Blaze Over Bears, 14-6" with subheads and starting roster. (see images) A side note: Boston was the city where the Redskins originated just a ... See More  

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702242

1976 Rock band "Queen" sold out ad...

Item #702242

January 26, 1976

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Jan. 26, 1976 



* 1st "Queen" North America concert tour 

* "A Night at the Opera" "Bohemian Rhapsody"

* Beacon Theatre - New York City "Sold Out" ad




As most might be aware "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It intr... See More  

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$82.00
702241

Exploding Plastic Inevitable in 1966... Andy Warhol...

Item #702241

April 07, 1966

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York City, March 31, 1966



* Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable

* The Velvet Underground and Nico inaugural show ad

* Electric Circus underground nightclub performance




Page 29 has a 9 1/2 x 7 inch advertisement for a first "Erupting Plastic Inevitable with Andy Warhol The Velvet Underground and Nice" performance opened... See More  

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702239

Very 1st Bob Dylan concert advertisement...

Item #702239

November 02, 1961

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Nov. 2, 1961



* Bob Dylan's very 1st concert advertisement

* Carnegie Chapter Hall - New York City

* Early Joan Baez concert ad - Town Hall




Page 17 has a small but historic advertisement for what is considered Bob Dylan's very 1st concert ever. This ad measures 2 x 2 inches. (see image)



source: "The bob Dylan paper sit... See More  

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702238

Abraham Lincoln ventures towards Washington... A plot to assassinate him...

Item #702238

February 26, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 26, 1861  



* Abraham Lincoln prepares for inauguration



Among the front page heads are reports concerning the new administration of Abraham Lincoln and the coming Civil War: "Passage of the Bill to Discontinue the Postal Service in the Seceded States" "Movements of the President-Elect" "Visit of Mr. Lincoln to the Capitol" "The Lat... See More  

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702236

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #702236

January 24, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 24, 1675



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, me... See More  

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$47.00
702235

Korean War death marches told...

Item #702235

April 22, 1953

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 22, 1953



* North Korean War death marches

* POWs freed - tells of atrocities




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "FREED U.N. CAPTIVES TELL OF CRUELTIES ON 'DEATH MARCHES'" and subheads. (see)

Complete with 58 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.... See More  

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702234

Graf Zeppelin's polar flight...

Item #702234

July 27, 1931

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 27, 1931



* LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin - rigid airship

* Polar flight - Arctic




The top of page has a one column heading: "ZEP OVER FRANZ JOSEF LAND ON ARCTIC FLIGHT" with subhead and related map. (see images) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 2... See More  

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702233

Willie Mays joins the U.S. Army in 1952...

Item #702233

May 30, 1952

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 30, 1952



* Willie Mays "The Say Hey Kid"

* New York Giants baseball player

* Joins the United States Army (Korean War)




Page 22 has a two column photo showing Willie Mays taking the oath with heading: "Willie Mays Being Inducted Into Army" with brief text. (see image) I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason ... See More  

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702232

From the Revolutionary War era...

Item #702232

March 13, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, March 13, 1779



* American Revolutionary War era

* 18th century - from The Enemy




Newspapers from England during the time of the Revolutionary War are always interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day.

I could find no "meaty" references to the Revolutionary War in this i... See More  

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702230

Early newspaper from 1873 Los Angeles...

Item #702230

January 16, 1873

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, Jan. 16, 1873 



* Rare Old West title

* Many advertisements

* 19th century era original




A very early newspaper from this now-famous city on the West Coast. News of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound, minor margin wear, nice condition.

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702229

Early Bob Dylan 1965 interview / photo...

Item #702229

March 25, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, March 25, 1965



* Early and rare Bob Dylan interview

* American folk singer - songwriter




Page 24 has a rare interview with a young Bob Dylan under the heading: "Dylan Meets the Press" with related photo. Dylan was known not to give many interviews throughout his career. This was one of his very first public press conferences.... See More  

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702226

1937 Rape of Nanking... Chinese massacre

Item #702226

December 06, 1937

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, December 6, 1937.



* The Nanking China Rape Massacre

* Japanese troops about to enter city




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "Bombers Set Nanking Afire; Foes Close In" with subhead. (see images) A little spine causes minor text loss to this report.

Complete with all 38 pages, light toning at the margins, small binding holes and t
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702158

Operation Hailstone... Truk Island attacked....

Item #702158

February 18, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 18, 1944



* Operation Hailstone - Truk Island (Chuuk)

* World War II - WWII




The front page has a nice banner headline announcing: "TRUK ATTACKED BY STRONG U. S. SEA-AIR FORCES" with subheads and related map. (see) First report coverage on "Operation Hailstone" which was a massive naval air and surface attack on Truk Island. Always nice to have... See More  

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702155

3rd weekend of "Twister", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #702155

May 24, 1996

LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 24, 1996



* Best "Twister" movie advertisement

* Third Friday - weekend

* Disaster adventure film - storm chasers




A nice issue on the 3rd weekend of the motion picture hit "Twister" and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood area's prime publication.



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702144

1st movie preview of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"...

Item #702144

October 20, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 20, 1939



* Original "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" review

* James Stewart & Jean Arthur - Frank Capra

* Political comedy-drama film - movie




Page 27 has the first movie review by the Times of what is considered one of the greatest films of all time and what made Jimmy Stewart a major movie star, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The review is headed: &quo... See More  

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702143

The Fed rescues AIG... The financial crisis of 2008...

Item #702143

September 17, 2008

LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 17, 2008



* Fed bails out AIG - the largest in U.S. history!

* Money market fund falters

* Financial crisis continues




The front page banner head notes: "Fed rescues giant insurer AIG", with subhead: "85-billion loan, the largest such bailout in U.S. history, signals depth of crisis" with supporting text which continues on inside page.

O... See More  

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702123

1974 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" ad...

Item #702123

October 31, 1974

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Oct. 31, 1974



* "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" opening

* American horror film - movie - Leatherface




Page 101 has a  5 1/2 x 4 inch advertisement (not including locations underneath) for: "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" for it's premiere opening in New York City. Through research, this film opened in NYC on... See More  

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702118

Roe v. Wade... abortion controversy...

Item #702118

January 27, 1998

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, January 27, 1998



* Roe v. Wade by Susan Brownmiller



The cover has: "ROE v. WADE, 25 Years Later", with accompanying image. Fourteen page report by Susan Brownmiller within this issue.

Complete with 128 pages, overall in nice condition.



Provenance: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house ... See More  

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702108

St. Louis Cardinals win 1944 World Series of baseball...

Item #702108

October 10, 1944

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TGIMES, Pennsylvania, October 10, 1944



* 1944 World Series (game 6)

* St. Louis Cardinals vs. St. Louis Browns

* Championship game (final)

* World War II - WWII era




The top of page 14 has a six column heading: "Cardinals Regain World Championship" with subheads, 2 photos, box scores and inning by inning description. First report coverage of game 6 which made ... See More  

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702106

The Beatles arrive in America for 1st time...

Item #702106

February 11, 1964

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., Feb. 11, 1964 



* Religious view of the teen idol band

* The Beatles arrival in America

* Beatlemania begins in the U.S.

* British invasion (historic)




The top of page 3 has a banner heading: "Billy Graham Says He's Out of Tune with the Beatles" with photo of Graham. (see images) A few related photos and another report on the back page. The B... See More  

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702105

1939 Golden Gate International Exposition opens...

Item #702105

February 18, 1939

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 6 A.M. EXPOSITION EXTRA, Feb. 18, 1939



* Golden Gate International Exposition opens

* Treasure Island (artificial) - World's Fair




The front page has a seven column headline: "LET'S GO! FAIR'S OPEN" with subheads. (see images) Much more inside with full page pictorials. I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no rea... See More  

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702104

1874 Red River War... Nelson A. Miles...

Item #702104

September 10, 1874

NEW YORK HERALD, September 10, 1874



* Red River War

* Nelson A. Miles

* Native Americans - Indians




The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "THE RED RIVER FIGHT" with subheads. (see images)

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.

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702103

1918 Battle of Belleau Wood... Marne River... France...

Item #702103

June 12, 1918

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 12, 1918



* Battle of Belleau Wood - France

* United States Marines Corps

* Marne River - German Spring Offensive

* World War I - WWI




The front page has a two column heading: "MARINES ROUT FLOWER OF KAISER'S ARMY IN DASHING MARNE ATTACK" with subhead. (see images) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp&quo... See More  

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702102

Cleveland Indians are becoming World champions...

Item #702102

October 09, 1948

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, October 9, 1948 



* Cleveland Indians win World Series (game 4)

* MLB baseball vs. Boston Braves




The top of the front page has a three column heading: "Gromek Defeats Sain, 2-1; Indians Need One Victory" with subheads, scoreboard, box scores, 2 photos and inning by inning coverage. (see images)

Complete with 14 pages, light to
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702101

1913 Emma Goldman evicted from San Diego

Item #702101

May 21, 1913

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 21, 1913



* Emma Goldman eviction from S.D.

* Anarchist political activist - anarchy

* San Diego free speech fight




The front page has a three column pictorial with headline: "ANARCHISTS DECLARE THEY WILL RETURN TO SAN DIEGO" with subhead. (see images) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard t... See More  

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702093

1st Led Zeppelin North American tour ad (1969)...

Item #702093

January 30, 1969

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York City, Jan. 30, 1969



* Early Led Zeppelin - English rock band

* First North American tour advertisement

* 1st New York City concert - Fillmore East




Page 32 has a historic 6 x 5 1/2 inch advertisement for a very early Led Zeppelin concert at the East Fillmore venue in Manhattan. This was actually Led Zeppelin's very first North American tour... See More  

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702091

1969 review of the Rolling Stones days after their Madison Square Garden performances...

Item #702091

December 04, 1969

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York City, December 4, 1969



* The Rolling Stones American Tour 1969

* Madison Square Garden concert review

* "History's first mystic rock and roll tour "

* Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor




Advertised on the front page (which includes a photo of Mick Jagger), but starting on page 42, is a le... See More  

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702080

Battle of Kasserine Pass... Tunisia Campaign...

Item #702080

February 26, 1943

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., February 26, 1943



* Battle of Kasserine Pass - Tunisia Campaign - Africa

* 1st major battle between American & German forces




The front page has a nice headline: "ALLIES HOLD KASSERINE PASS" with subheads. (see images) Nice for display. Coverage on the Battle of Kasserine Pass during the Tunisia Campaign.

Complete with 14 pages, light toning at the m... See More  

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702078

Babi Yar Jewish massacres... Kyiv, Ukraine...

Item #702078

November 17, 1943

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass. Nov. 17, 1943



* Babi Yar gulley massacres

* Kiev - Kyiv, Ukraine

* Jewish - Jews genocide

* German campaign on Soviet Union




The front page has a one column heading: "Nazis Salvaged Jews' Clothes Before Slaying" (see images) These massacres took place a little over 2 years earlier but this is when it was first discovered and made public.

Complete wi... See More  

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702076

1976 Rock band "Queen" sold out ad...

Item #702076

January 10, 1977

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Jan. 10, 1977



* "Queen" North America concert tour 

* "A Day At The Races" album - "Queen Lizzy Tour"

* Very 1st appearance at Madison Square Garden




Page 67 has a nice advertisement for a QUEEN concert at Madison Square Garden with opening act Thin Lizzy. This was the first time QUEEN played at this famed venue. (see images) I... See More  

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702074

The Grateful Dead in 1970....

Item #702074

February 12, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Feb. 12, 1970



* Grateful Dead concert at Ungano's Night Club

* Also performances at the Fillmore East as well

* Jerry Garcia - Bob Weir - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan




Page 36 has advertisement for upcoming gigs at the Ungano's Night Club including a Feb. 12th performance by "GRATEFUL DEAD" (see images) source: Lo... See More  

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702070

Kennedy assassination report in a Dallas newspaper...

Item #702070

November 23, 1963

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Nov. 23, 1963 



* President John F. Kennedy JFK assassination

* From the city where he was assassinated

* Slightly 2nd rate with a little right margin wear




A quite rare & extremely desirable newspaper with a first report on John F. Kennedy's assassination, from the city where it happened.

The two line bold banner headline proclaims: "KENNEDY SLAI... See More  

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702058

Opening ad for the movie "The Lost Boys"...

Item #702058

August 04, 1987

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Aug. 4, 1987



* Best "The Lost Boys" film advertisement

* Opening Day movie World premiere

* Horror comedy - Vampires - cult classic




Page 57 has a nice advertisement for the World Premiere in New York City for: "The Lost Boys" Being a weekly publication, this is actually the opening day (World premiere) ad for this... See More  

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702057

Premiere of 'The Godfather', plus an early review...

Item #702057

March 23, 1972

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, March 23, 1972 



* Opening day of original "The Godfather" movie review

* Marlon Brando - Al Pacino -
Francis Ford Coppola

* Opening week premiere advertisement




The iconic move 'the Godfather' premiered at the Lowes Theater in New York City on March 15. It would not open at other theaters until March 21. Inside ... See More  

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702055

1961 Bob Dylan's breakthrough performances ad....

Item #702055

October 05, 1961

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Oct. 5, 1961



* Very early Bob Dylan's performances advertisement

* Gerde's Folk City music venue in Greenwich Village

* Considered his breakthrough performance (20 yrs. old)

* Before his very first concert at Carnegie Chapter Hall




Page 14 has a small but historic advertisement for what are considered Bob Dylan's breakthr... See More  

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702054

Dramatic report of JFK's 1963 assassination...

Item #702054

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  

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702052

Theatrical ad includes Edgar Allan Poe's father...

Item #702052

November 28, 1808

BOSTON GAZETTE, Nov. 28, 1808



* Edgar Allan Poe's mother theater ad



A curious literary item here as page 3 has an advertisement for the "Boston Theatre" with one of the plays: "SIXTY THIRD LETTER", a theatrical performance, with one of the principal characters being "Mrs. Poe" as "Lydia". She was the mother of Edgar Allan Poe.

Four pages, light fo... See More  

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702050

1929 stock market crash suicide...

Item #702050

November 10, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 10, 1929



* Stock Market Crash of 1929

* New York banker suicide

* Governor Al Smith friend




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "J. J. RIORDAN ENDS LIFE WITH PISTOL IN HIS HOME; HIS BANK DECLARED SOUND" with subheads. More on page 2 with photo of Riordan. Nice to have in the NYC publication.

Complete 1st section only with 26 pages, light... See More  

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702044

1952 Washington D.C. UFOs...

Item #702044

July 31, 1952

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Mass, July 31, 1952



* Washington D.C. UFO Incident

* Flying Saucers ?



Near the bottom of the front page is a one column heading: "Saucer Stories Impede USAF" (see images)

Complete with 12 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.

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702030

St. Valentine's Day Massacre investigation in a Chicago newspaper...

Item #702030

February 20, 1929

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 20, 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: "GANG MASSACRE INQUIRY SHIFTS TO DYERS' FEUD" with smaller subheads. (see) Such reports are probably only reported in a Chicago publicat... See More  

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702028

1944 Bereznegovatoye–Snigirevka offensive ends...

Item #702028

March 18, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 18, 1944



* Bereznegovatoye–Snigirevka offensive ends

* Southern Ukraine - Soviet Red Army victory

* Rodion Malinovsky & the 3rd Ukrainian Front




The top of the front page has a five column headline: "RUSSIANS 10 MILES FROM RUMANIA" with subheads and related map. (see images)

Complete with 28 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.... See More  

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702027

Berlin Wall Falls... In a Berlin newspaper...

Item #702027

November 10, 1989

B.Z., Berlin, West Germany, November 10, 1989



* Fall of the Berlin Wall

* Brandenburg Gate




A great tabloid-size newspaper with huge headlines reading (translated from German): The Wall Is Gone!" "Berlin Is Again Berlin!" with several photos inside and reactions of the people.

The complete issue, very nice condition, and terrific to have such an historic event of the 20th cen... See More  

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702026

Premiere of "Raiders of the Lost Ark", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #702026

June 11, 1981

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 11, 1981



* Best "Raiders of the Lost Ark" film advertisement

* Grand Opening Day (EVE) movie premiere

* Steven Spielberg - Harrison Ford




A nice issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry.

Page 6 o... See More  

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702025

1929 Ludwik Idzikowski airplance crash death...

Item #702025

July 15, 1929

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 15, 1929



* Polish military aviator Ludwik Idzikowski

* Transatlantic airplane flight crash - killed




The front page has a banner headline: "SEA FLYER KILLED IN CRASH" with subheads. (see images) Nice for display. Related photo and heading is on the back page.

Complete with 38 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.... See More  

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702024

Soviets take the lead in the space race in 1961...

Item #702024

April 13, 1961

THE PRATT DAILY TRIBUNE, Kansas, April 13, 1961 



* Yuri Gagarin - Vostok 1 - Soviet cosmonaut

* 1st human into outer space




The top of the front page one column heading announcing that the Soviets have taken the lead in the space race: "Space Man Describes Sensations" Also another related article is headed: "JFK Says Russia Will Lead Race For Some Time" (see images)... See More  

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702020

1937 dancer Jean de Koven murder...

Item #702020

December 09, 1937

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, Dec. 9, 1937



* Jean de Koven murder in Paris, France

* American ballet dancer and tutor

* German killer Eugen Weidmann




The front page has a nice banner headline: "BROOKLYN DANCER MURDERED IN PARIS" with subheads and two photos. (see images) Nice for display. Eugen Weidmann was the last person to be executed in public in France.

Complete with 42 pages, li... See More  

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702018

Opening ad for the movie "Halloween" (1978)..

Item #702018

October 30, 1978

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Oct. 30, 1978



* John Carpenter's amazingly successful, "Halloween"

* Opening day - week - World premiere advertisement




Page 70 has a iconic 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch advertisement (not including the locations underneath): "HALLOWEEN" for it's opening in New York City. Being a weekly publication, this is actually the opening day ad for this f... See More  

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702017

1982 First Blood & Halloween III opening day ads....

Item #702017

October 26, 1982

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Oct. 26, 1982



* "First Blood" & Halloween III" advertisements

* Grand Opening Day movie premieres

* Action & Science fiction horror films




Page 58 has a nice advertisement for the opening of ""First Blood"

Page 61 has a smaller ad for the opening of "Halloween III" (see images) Being a ... See More  

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702016

Early Metallica gig 1984 NYC ad....

Item #702016

August 07, 1984

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, Aug. 7, 1984



* Metallica - Anthrax - Raven heavy metal bands

* Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan performances advertisement

* James Hetfield - Cliff Burton - Kirk Hammett




Page 94 under "Cafes/Clubs in a  has a iconic 7 1/2 x 3 inch advertisement for performances by the heavy metals bands Metallica, Anthrax and Raven at the Roseland B... See More  

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702005

1957 rescue on Mount Eiger... Claudio Corti...

Item #702005

August 12, 1957

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Aug. 12, 1957



* Italian climber Claudio Corti

* North face of Mount Eiger

* Bernese Alps rescue - Switzerland




The front page has a six column heading: "Save One of 4 Trapped in Alps" with subhead and two related photos.

Complete with 40 pages, light toning at the margins, a little wear and small binding holes along the spine, generally good.... See More  

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$42.00
702004

1963 South Vietnamese coup d'état...

Item #702004

November 02, 1963

LONG BRANCH DAILY RECORD, New Jersey, Nov. 2, 1963



* 1963 South Vietnamese coup d'état

* President Ngo Dinh Diem assassination




The top of the front page has a four column headline: "Coup Wins Viet Nam; Diem, Nhu Suicides?" with subheads. Related photo is on the back page. (see images)

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.



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702001

Adolph Hitler & Eva Braun's will and testament...

Item #702001

December 30, 1945

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 30, 1945



* Adolph Hitler & Eva Braun

* Last will and testament found

* Mystery child ? - suicide plans




The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Hitler's Private Will Found; Affirms His Suicidal Plans" with subhead. (see images) Lengthy report continues inside.

Complete 1st section only with all 18 pages, rag edition in very nice cond... See More  

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702000

The Dunkirk evacuation, 1940...

Item #702000

May 29, 1940

LOS ANGELES EXAMINER, Extra, May 29, 1940 



* Battle of Dunkirk (evacuation) - France

* Operation Dynamo "Miracle of Dunkirk"

* Allied soldiers on English Channel beaches

* Terrific headline for display

* FRONT LEAF ONLY ***




The ftpg. has a great headline in bold lettering relating to the stranding of allied forces on the beaches of Dunkirk, the focus of a recent motion pic... See More  

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701999

General Douglas MacArthur in Australia...

Item #701999

March 18, 1942

LOS ANGELES EXAMINER, March 18, 1942



* General Douglas MacArthur promoted

* Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area

* Great issue for display




The front page has a terrific banner headline: "M'ARTHUR IN AUSTRALIA; TAKES TOP COMMAND" with subheads, photo of MacArthur and a patriotic themed appearance. Nice for display.

First section only with 14 pages, minor margin war, gene... See More  

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701998

Panama-California Exposition opening...

Item #701998

December 31, 1914

EVENING TRIBUNE, Panama-California International Exposition Dedication Number, San Diego, Dec. 31, 1914



* Panama-California Exposition opening - canal

* In a San Diego publication (very rare)




The front page has a nice banner headline: "PANAMA-CALIFORNIA EXPOSITION TO OPEN TONIGHT UNDER AUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES" with subhead. (see images) Nice for display.

Surprisingly this issue ... See More  

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701997

"Public Enemy No. 1" captured... Alvin Karpis...

Item #701997

July 28, 1936

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 28, 1936



* Alvis (creepy) Karpis gets life

* Last public Enemy No. 1

* Early F.B.I. case




The top of page 11 has a one column heading: "KARPIS AND AID GIVEN LIFE FOR HAMM KIDNAPPING" with subhead. (see images) First report coverage on former "public enemy no. 1" gangster, Alvin Karpis, receiving a life sentence for his crimes.

When it comes t... See More  

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701905

1961 Barbra Streisand's 1st acting performance...

Item #701905

October 19, 1961

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, Oct. 19, 1961



* Barbra Streisand - singer & actress 1st performance

* Another Evening with Harry Stoones - Off-Broadway

* Very early and extremely rare item on Streisand (19 yrs. old)




Page 11 has a list of current Off-Broadway theatre performances including a musical titled: "Another Evening with Harry Stoones" which was Barbra ... See More  

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701904

The Grateful Dead in 1968....

Item #701904

May 02, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, May 2, 1968



* Grateful Dead concert in Electric Circus

* East village performance advertisement

* Jerry Garcia - Bob Weir - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan

* HAIR, the musical opens on Broadway at the Biltmore




Page 34 has a 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch advertisement for "GRATEFUL DEAD" for there performances at the Electric Circus i... See More  

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700671

Huge map of the Mississippi River dated June 1, 1775...

Item #700671

January 01, 1783

COURSE of the RIVER MISSISSIPI, from the Balise to Fort Chartres; Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1763 by Lieut. Ross of the 34th Regiment: Improved from the Surveys of that River made by the French".

London, Printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 in 'Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs, 11 June 1775" 



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699928

Terrific pictorial issue on the death of Jesse James...

Item #699928

April 22, 1882

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 22, 1882  This famous title produced many issues with some very desirable illustrations, but this issue, with the entire front page taken up with a portrait of the notorious outlaw Jesse James, is arguably the most coveted.

The caption beneath the full front page illustration reads: "Missouri--Jesse James, the Notorious Desperado... See More  

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698011

Very early from the "Perfectionists", the early Oneida Community...

Item #698011

August 31, 1849

THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Oneida Reserve, Aug. 31, 1849  This was the first periodical of what would become the famed Oneida Community. It was first published in Putney, Vermont, moving to the Oneida Reserve, New York, in 1848.

This community, called "Perfectionists", was founded by John Humphrey Noyes. He established a "Bible family" in which all should be perfectly e... See More  

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698010

Magazine in the Welsh language...

Item #698010

May 01, 1838

SEREN GOMER, Carmarthen, Wales, May, 1838  A quite uncommon magazine from Wales, totally in the Welsh language. Although commonly spoken in the 19th century, its use had diminished in the 20th century. Efforts are being made to bring it back today.

Complete in 32 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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698009

Terrific engraving of a trumpeting news boy...

Item #698009

December 13, 1836

DEREIZENDE NIEUWS-BODE ["The Traveling News Messenger"] Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Dec. 13, 1837  A curious little newspaper in Dutch, perhaps most notable for the quite large, nice engraving on the front page of a man on horseback "trumpeting" the news, hence the title.

Four pages, 6 by 8 inches, great condition..

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698008

Short-lived campaign newspaper to elect Andrew Jackson...

Item #698008

July 19, 1828

UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, July 19, 1828  This is the volume 1, number 19 issue. This was a campaign journal "...devoted exclusively to the Presidential election..." as stated in the masthead.

It was published by Duff Green, who had come to Washington to establish a newspaper to promote the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Mott says: "Green proved to be of th... See More  

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698005

Very early Boy Scout magazine...

Item #698005

August 04, 1923

THE SCOUT, London, Aug. 4, 1923  An early issue of the Boy Scout magazine, and noted in the masthead: "Founded by Sir Robert Baden-Powell" who is credited with founding the Boy Scouts.

This was very much the "Boy's Life" of its day, with various articles & stories of interest to boys and scouts. Various illustrations as well. Complete in 24 pages, color front &... See More  

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698004

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #698004

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 17, 1758, Jan. 1, 1760, Jan. 25, 1763, Jan. 4, 1766, and Jn. 2, 1770. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in good conditio... See More  

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698003

Much on the Quasi-War... Celebrating Washington's (last) birthday...

Item #698003

February 21, 1799

J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, Feb. 21, 1799  The front page and bits inside concerning the Quasi-War with France. Page 3 has a nice concerning an event at the: "Federal Street Theatre, In Honor of the Birthday of General Washington...".

Four pages, nice condition.

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698002

Military title from the Rumford Rifle Range...

Item #698002

September 05, 1918

THE TRIGGER, Rumford, Rhode Island, Sept. 5, 1918  This is the volume 1, number 2 issue of a "camp" newspaper, printed for and by military personnel of the various camps throughout the U.S. and elsewhere, particularly created at times of war. This title was more professionally produced than most.

This is a semi-monthly produced by the permanent force at the historic Rumford Rifle R... See More  

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698001

Ross Perot drops out of the race...

Item #698001

July 16, 1992

DAILY NEWS - Convention EXTRA, New York, July 16, 1992  The front page announces: "PEROT QUITS" "Texas Billionaire Says He Can't Win" with much coverage inside.

This was during the Democratic Convention, where Bill Clinton would ultimately be the candidate for the general election.

Sixty pages, tabloid-size, great condition.

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697993

Created to promote the New York World's Fair...

Item #697993

January 01, 1939

WORLD'S FAIR WORLD, New York, 1939  Not a bonafide newspaper but rather a short-lived promotional newsletter to promote the 1939 New York World's Fair. This is the volume 1, number 5 issue.

Four pages, printed entirely in blue ink, 12 by 15 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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697972

Nice full page print of South Street seaport, New York City...

Item #697972

April 20, 1878

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1878  The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned: "An International Conference About Money" which shows Uncle Sam.

Pages within include a full page: "Private Theatricals at Blackville--I Hang Upon De Honey Ob Doze Laps!", a print of "The Liberian Ship Azor", a print of: "House at San Stefano in ... See More  

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697971

"International Base-Ball -- The Philadelphia Athletics"....

Item #697971

July 25, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1874  Although this issue includes many very nice & displayable prints, by far the most desirable would be the great full page captioned: "International Base-Ball -- The Philadelphia Athletics" which shows individual, full-figure illustrations of the baseball players in uniform, most with a bat or ball in hand. A very displayable item for ... See More  

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697970

A dramatic Indian battle in the Dakota Territory...

Item #697970

March 23, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1867  Full front page print of: "Benjamin F. Wade, President of the U.S. Senate.

Prints inside include a full page: "The Indian Battle And Massacre Near Fort Philip Kearney, Dakotah Territory" with a related article;  "The Late Dr. Livingstone, The African Explorer"; a doublepage centerfold with eleven prints of: "So... See More  

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697953

How to make a wine market in California...

Item #697953

July 18, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, July 18, 1868  A wide variety of news reports both local and regional and a huge quantity of ads as well.

Among the articles: "A Man With Eight Wives Who Does Not Live in Utah" "Lynch Law in Minnesota--Letter From Gov. Marshall" "Letter From Lake Tahoe" & more.

Four pages, a very large size newspaper, never bound nor tr... See More  

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697950

Buchanan's state-of-the-union address... Latest from the "Mormon country"...

Item #697950

December 28, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 28, 1859  Page 3 has most of a column headed: "From The Mormon Country" datelined at "Great Salt Lake City" which provides a rather inclusive update on the events in Utah in recent months. Also on page 3: "The Purchase of Mount Vernon" by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, with the details. 

Over an entire page, spread on very ... See More  

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697948

Scarce French-English newspaper from Louisiana...

Item #697948

April 30, 1870

LE LOUISIANAIS, Convent, Louisiana, April 30, 1870  A scarce title which existed from 1865 thru 1883, but of which very few issues surface. It is a single sheet newspaper with the front entirely in French while the reverse is in English save for the advertisements, most being in French.

Folio size, wide margins, very nice condition.

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697947

Published by P. T. Barnum... View of Concord, New Hampshire...

Item #697947

January 29, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Feb. 12, 1853  Among the prints in this short-lived paper (lasted just 48 issues) are: "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ladies  Presenting the Great  Temperance Petition at Albany" "The Seals of Jerusalem".

Also a nice nearly half page overview of the city of: "Concord, New Hampshire" "... See More  

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697946

Second voyage of the HMS Dolphin: first Europeans on Tahiti...

Item #697946

May 30, 1768

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England (now spelled Gloucester), May 30, 1768  Various British news reports throughout, with its finest feature being the handsome masthead with two detailed engravings and the ornate lettering.

Pages 2 and 3 have a great account of the second voyage of the HMS Dolphin, taken from a letter headed: "Extract of a Letter from on Board his majesty's Ship the Dolp... See More  

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697943

Bits on the Jacobite Rebellion... Law against cursing...

Item #697943

November 25, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 25, 1746  This was one of the more notable titles for the 18th century, and from the era of the Jacobite Rebellion with a few page 2 items relating to it. There is also a report from Glasgow concerning: "...the laws against cursing and swearing are put in strict execution and that place, severals of late have been fined and imprisoned...".

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697941

Slave ads & notices in this antebellum Louisiana newspaper...

Item #697941

August 29, 1850

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Aug. 29, 1850  Newspapers from the pre-Civil War South are rather difficult to find. Here is one from Louisiana.

Among the many page 3 ads are: "$100 Reward" for a runaway mulatto woman, with a small print of her. Also: "$20 Reward for a runaway with a print; "Negro Clothing" with much detail. There are also 23 illustrated steamboat ads.... See More  

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697930

Eight New York newspapers from the Civil War...

Item #697930

March 23, 1861

A lot of eight issues, all The World from New York City, all dated from 1861. Each contains Civil War reports, each is folded into quarters and has wear at folds and/or foxing causing them to be a bit "2nd rate" in condition.

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697926

Discussing the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #697926

May 17, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 17, 1796  Page 2 & a portion of page 3 are taken up with discussion from Congress on the controversial Jay Treaty & carrying it into effect.

The back page has a "Forty Dollars Reward" for a runaway mulatto man, and another runaway ad as well. The back page also features 18 illustrated ship advertisements.

Four page... See More  

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697924

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago...

Item #697924
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778  This "Supplement" issue was published at the end of the year, and from the midst of the Revolutionary War.

The best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779". The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 i... See More  

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697923

Much reflection on the prior year... Ethan Allen... Major Andre hung...

Item #697923
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1781  Under "Diary of Memorable Occurrences in the year 1780..." is a lengthy list of item & includes: "The American out posts at Newark & Elizabeth-town were surprized & the men made prisoners...American post of John's House on the White Plains was attacked when 40 men were killed & 97 taken. Another American ... See More  

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697922

Conclusion of the Grand Federal procession at Philadelphia...

Item #697922

December 02, 1788

SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1788 for Gentleman's Magazine, London.  Beginning on page 2 is an article: "Thoughts on the Manner in Which America was First Peopled" which takes two pages. Near the back is the conclusion of a detailed report on the: "Grand Federal Procession at Philadelphia" celebrating the 4th of July and the creation of the new federal Constitution. This co... See More  

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697921

A family fends off two attacks by Indians...

Item #697921
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1792   Near the back is three-quarters of a page of news headed: "America" mostly taken up with a very detailed and exciting account of a family attacked by Indians, noting how the mother and children were able to fend off the invaders not once but twice. A few other bits as well.

Included are all 3 plates called for, one of which shows bo... See More  

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697920

Death of Chairman Mao in a Beijing, China, newspaper...

Item #697920

September 10, 1976

PEOPLE'S DAILY, Peking (Beijing), China, Sept., 10, 1976  This is likely the most notable issue reporting the death of Chairman Mao Tse Tung (Zedong) of the People's Republic of China who died Sept. 9.

The full front page is taken up with his black-bordered photo headed (in translation): "Eternal Glory To The Great Leader And Great Teacher Chairman Mao Testung!" Within the ... See More  

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697919

From the 1600's by a woman publisher... Joanna Brome...

Item #697919
THE OBSERVATOR, London, England, Jan. 25, 1681  A dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. This newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing, particularly with the over 340 year-old date clearly visible in the dateline.

The most intriguing aspect of this issue is the imprint at the bottom of t... See More  

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697918

St. Paul from before the Civil War...

Item #697918

October 01, 1858

SAINT PAUL DAILY MINNESOTIAN, Minnesota, Oct. 1, 1858  A wide variety of news reports of the day and a great wealth of advertisements from before the Civil War. Uncommon from this Northern city.

Four pages, large folio size, nice condition.

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697917

From Washington's administration... Sale of land in the Northwest...

Item #697917

February 01, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 1, 1797  A very nice newspaper from the closing weeks of George Washington's administration. John Adams would be inaugurated on March 4.

The back page has over a full column taken up with a detailed report concerning the sale of: "Lands of the United States" which are: "...in the territory northwest of the river Ohio, a... See More  

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697916

Lincoln's inauguration...

Item #697916

March 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1865  The entire front page is taken up with a very nice engraving captioned: "President Lincoln Taking the Oath At His Second Inauguration, March 4, 1865" showing just that. A great display issue as such.

An inside page has an article: "The President's Inaugural" which includes the text of his second inaugural address, which i... See More  

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697915

With the original, orange wrappers...

Item #697915

June 13, 1889

THE NATIONAL STOCKMAN & FARMER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 13, 1889  This is not the typical sort of magazine we would offer, however this issue still has the original, orange outer wrappers (rare as such) which more typically were removed over the years.

Complete in 20 pages, never bound nor trimmed, some staining to the front covers with wear at the margins, two small address label... See More  

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697913

Two very significant events: Hull surrenders Detroit... The Constitution over the Guerriere...

Item #697913

September 04, 1812

THE YANKEE, Boston, Sept. 4, 1812  Inside has nice content on the War of 1812, most notably: "Surrender of Gen. Hull's Army to The British" which takes most of a column with the various reports. This was the surrender of Detroit. Hull would be paroled by the British the next year, and then court-martialed by the Americans for the surrender of Fort Detroit.

Also inside is anothe... See More  

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697912

England abolishes the slave trade...

Item #697912

July 02, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 2, 1791  Pages 2 & 3 have items on the slave trade, particularly its abolishment in England noted in the page 3 item: "Slave Trade".

It begins: "The abolition of this trade was moved for, on the 19th of April, in a committee of the whole House of Commons of Great Britain, by Mr. Wilberforce..." with more, and showing the vote count.

A... See More  

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697911

Jesse Owens continues to win at the Berlin Olympics...

Item #697911

August 05, 1936

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, August 5, 1936  The front page of the sports section (page 19) has a nice headline: "OWENS WINS 2D OLYMPIC TITLE; SETS TWO RECORDS" with subhead: "U. S. Captures 3 More Events; Increases Lead". This same page has 2 photos from the Berlin Olympics, one showing: "Jesse Owens, U.S. star, leaps to New Olympic record...". The report carries over... See More  

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697909

The atom is split: beginning of the atomic age...

Item #697909

May 02, 1932

THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, May 2, 1932  The bottom of the front page has a very historic report which notes the very beginning of the "atomic age" with a two-column heading: "British Scientists Shatter Atom in Secret Experiment". See the internet which mentions Cockcroft and Walton as being the first to split the atom.

Complete in 14 pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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697908

Difficulty in capturing Santa Anna...

Item #697908

October 29, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 1847  Inside has some great content on the Mexican War including nearly a full column letter: "Dispatches From Major Downing" on the situation from near the end of the war. It includes a letter from him to President Polk which begins: "I've done my best, according to your directions, to get round Santa Anna, but it is... See More  

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697907

New York Yankees win the World Series....

Item #697907

October 07, 1941

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, October 7, 1941  The front page of section 2 (sports) has a nice banner headline: "YANKEES WIN EIGHTH WORLD TITLE SINCE 1927" with subheads, box scores and 3 related photos.

Complete with all 34 pages, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, very nice condition.

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697906

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #697906

July 13, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795  A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9,

concluding in the issue of the 13th taking all of the front page and a bit of... See More  

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697905

Washington responds about the Jay Treaty...

Item #697905

October 29, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 29, 1795  Page 3 has a letter from the people of Savannah to the President on their concerns about the pending Jay Treaty. This is followed by the President's response, signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Over half of the front page is taken up with the continuing article: "Features of Mr. Jay's Treaty".

Four pages, very handsome masthead, ... See More  

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697904

Jefferson Davis' speech in Columbia...

Item #697904

October 07, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 7, 1864  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "President Davis in Columbia" "The President's Speech in Columbia" which is quite lengthy; "The Successes of Forrest" "Highly Important From Georgia--The Movement in Sherman's Rear" "Fighting In Louisiana" and more.

Complete as a s... See More  

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697895

Nellie Bly leaves on her famous trip...

Item #697895

November 15, 1889

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 15, 1889  Page 5 has a very small and inconspicuous one-column heading at the bottom of the page: "Flying Trips Of Two Young Women". See the photo for the coverage of Nellie Bly leaving for her famed trip around the World.

The briefness of the report is likely because the N.Y. World newspaper sponsored her excursion, a competing newspaper.

Complete i... See More  

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697894

Gold in California, and getting there...

Item #697894

December 28, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1849  The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Additional From California" which has much concerning the growth of the territory. One bit includes: "The immigrants by the overland route were continuing to arrive...It is said that numbers are now coming by the northern trail...The emigrants think that much of the suffering ... See More  

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697893

Extermination of the Jews is unveiled...

Item #697893

November 25, 1942

CINCINNATI TIMES-STAR, Ohio, Nov. 25, 1942  Although the banner headline announces: "NAZIS LOSE NEARLY 100,000 IN STALINGRAD BATTLE", the most notable report is much smaller at the bottom of the front page: "American Jews Study Nazi Plan of Extermination" "German Doctors Killing Them at Rate of 100 an Hour". 

The report notes in part: "Details of a cam... See More  

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697892

Planning for Lou Gehrig Day...

Item #697892

June 23, 1939

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, June 23, 1939  Inside has a somewhat inconspicuous yet notable report with a column head: "Yanks And Lou's Other Friends Plan Gehrig Day". It notes in part: "...Turning up at Yankee stadium as usual this afternoon, after receiving his first treatment for a disease diagnosed as a form of chronic infantile paralysis, Gehrig was given a bundle of te... See More  

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697890

Jack 'Legs' Diamond is shot... Fred 'Killer' Burke...

Item #697890

April 28, 1931

NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1931  The top of the front page has a two-column head: "CLEAN-UP OF DIAMOND GANG ORDERED BY THE GOVERNOR; WOUNDED LEADER IS DYING" with subheads and lengthy reporting.

Also on the front page is a two-column heading: "'Killer' Burke Gets Life Term in Michigan On Pleading Guilty to Slaying Policeman".

 Complete in 56 pages, a bit irre... See More  

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697889

The Casablanca conference...

Item #697889

January 27, 1943

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE--EXTRA!, Jan. 27, 1943  The front page has a bold headline announcing: "FDR FLIES TO AFRICA, MEETS CHURCHILL" with subheads including: "Allies Will Press '43 Offensive to Face Unconditional Surrender!"

More on inside pages.

Complete issue, disbound, address label at the top of the headline, nice condition.... See More  

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697888

Much on events in the South: General Greene & others...

Item #697888

March 13, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 13, 1781  Most of the front page is taken up with reports concerning the: "Account of the Examination& Commitment of John Trumbull, for High Treason", some of the "rebel governor" of Connecticut who was accused of being a spy and who spent 7 months in a London prison.

Page 2 has a great wealth of cont... See More  

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697887

Terrific & displayable issue with front page discussion from London on the futility of the war...

Item #697887

April 30, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 30, 1782  A terrific front page as it is entirely taken up with reports of discussions in the "House of Commons" mostly focused on the Revolutionary War and the futility of continuing it.

A few bits include: "That it is the opinion of the house that the war carried on in the colonies & plantations of North... See More  

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697886

Very lengthy letter by Ben Franklin... British generals say America cannot be conquered...

Item #697886

September 09, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 9, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

The entire front page and a bit of the back page are taken up with a very lengthy: "Address To the Inhabitants of Ireland", signed in type at its conclusion: B. Franklin. Versa... See More  

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697885

On the killing of Jesse James...

Item #697885

April 05, 1882

WORCESTER DAILY SPY, Massachusetts, April 5, 1882  The top of the last column on the front page is headed: "The Dead Train Robber" which is a report concerning the death of the infamous Jesse James.

It begins: "At the coroner's inquest Mrs. Samuels, mother of Jesse James, testified that it was her son Jesse. Considerable excitement was created by her denunciation of the tr... See More  

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697884

The finest trio on Desert Storm...

Item #697884

January 17, 1991

DAILY GAZETTE, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois  This is a trio of exceedingly displayable issues, each formatted similarly although with individually significant headlines on Desert Storm: the beginning of the air war: "WAR!"; the beginning of the land war: "INVASION!" and the "VICTORY!" once Iraq conceded and agreed to all U.N. resolutions.

These three newspapers... See More  

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697883

See the handsome masthead...

Item #697883

June 06, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 6, 1798  The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from  the Envoys to France", and page 2 includes reports from the "Columbian Federal Congress" among other items.

Four pages, small hole at fold juncture does not affect mentioned reports, good condition.

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697882

Americans successful in capturing British ships at Sag Harbor, New York...

Item #697882

August 14, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, August 14, 1777  Half of the back page is taken up with: "Advices from America" which includes a note from General Washington that: "...from General Parsons, of the destruction of 112 of the enemy's vessels at Sagg Harbour upon the East end of Long Island...". What followed this note is the quite lengthy & very detailed report sign... See More  

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697881

Sinking of the ship Mermaid... G. Germaine loves to hear of massacred Americans...

Item #697881

June 15, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 15, 1779  Page 2 has a report headed: "American News" which details the loss of the ship Mermaid near Egg Harbor, New Jersey. The ship was driven ashore and wrecked with the loss of more than 102 lives. She was on a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York.

The back page has a report noting in part: "...that the American Secretary wa... See More  

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697880

Article written by Robert H. Goddard, when he was 24 years old...

Item #697880

June 29, 1907

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 29, 1907  Inside has a nearly half-page article titled: "The Use Of The Gyroscope In The Balancing And Steering Of Aeroplanes, by Robert H. Goddard."

The article is accompanied by 3 illustrations.

This is very early for this famous rocket pioneer, known as "the father of rockets".

Sixteen pages, irregular at the spine ... See More  

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697878

Butler's horrible treatment of Confederate prisoners...

Item #697878

January 15, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 15, 1864  Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it's from the capital of the Confederate States.

The front page includes: "The War News" "Absenteeism In the Army--A Curious Disclosure" "How Our Prisoners Are Treated By the Yankees--The Horrours of Camp Douglas" "A Contrast" and more. ... See More  

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697877

The Maryland "Jew Bill" is finally passed...

Item #697877

March 19, 1825

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1825  The prime content in this issue is the page 2 report from "Maryland" noting three acts that have passed the legislature, the first & most significant being the Jew Bill, which for many years had been attempted before finally being approved in 1825.

The text of the bill includes: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryl... See More  

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697875

From the Arizona Territory...

Item #697875

February 27, 1875

ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Arizona Territory, Feb. 27, 1875  Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last.

A nice assortment of news articles including: "Loss By Indians--Claims for Depredations by Indians..." "Local Mining Affairs" "Pueblo Viejo Valley" "Texas and Pacific Bill" and more.

Four pages,... See More  

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697873

Published by prison inmates... Good baseball coverage...

Item #697873

March 07, 1914

THE SUMMARY, Elmira, New York, March 7, 1914  An interesting newspaper "Published Weekly by & for the Inmates of the N.Y.S. Reformatory at Elmira" as noted at the top of page 2.

Actually fine baseball content as the back page has subheads: "Matty Signs With the Giants; Says The Matter Is Now Closed", beginning: "Christy Mathewson to-day signed with the New Y... See More  

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697872

Great Mark Twain cover...

Item #697872

December 15, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 15, 1900  See the photos for the great two-color cover portrait of "Mark Twain" as drawn by William Nicholson. The inside cover shows a photo of:  "The Aldine Club Dinner to Mark Twain" and the double page centerfold is a great illustration captioned: "A Surprise Party to Mark Twain by his Characters" from his many books.

... See More  

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697870

Review and ad for "Hair" the musical... H. Rap Brown...

Item #697870

November 02, 1967

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, November 2, 1967  Prior to making it to Broadway and becoming one of the most famous musicals to hit the stage, the musical "Hair" appeared off-Broadway at The Public Theater in Greenwich Village. This issue contains an ad (pg. 28) and perhaps the earliest (?) review (pg. 35). Curiously, it begins: "As for 'Hair', I l... See More  

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697869

Review and ad for "Hair" the musical... H. Rap Brown...

Item #697869

November 02, 1967

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, November 2, 1967  Prior to making it to Broadway and becoming one of the most famous musicals to hit the stage, the musical "Hair" appeared off-Broadway at The Public Theater in Greenwich Village. This issue contains an ad (pg. 28) and perhaps the earliest (?) review (pg. 35)Curiously, it begins: "As for 'Hair'... See More  

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697867

Duties of man and citizen...

Item #697867

October 19, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 19, 1795  Page 2 has some content concerning the controversial Jay Treaty with England. Also: "Observations on the Present Internal State of France" and: "Duties of a Man and a Citizen" contains 9 Articles. And then: "Decree for the Encouragement of Privateering" lists 8 items.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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697866

Death & funeral of the governor...

Item #697866

June 19, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 19, 1799  The front page has: "On Matrimony". Page 3 has a black-bordered report on the death & funeral of Mass. Governor Increase Sumner including the "Order Of Procession" and the position of "The Corpse" with the pallbearers, etc.

The back page has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed... See More  

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697861

By America's first newspaper publisher...

Item #697861

February 11, 1681

THE PROTESTANT (DOMESTICK) INTELLIGENCE, OR NEWS BOTH FROM CITY AND COUNTRY, London, England, February 11, 1681  Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a newspaper by Benjamin Harris. Harris was the first newspaper publisher in the colonies, having published "Public Occurrences Both Forreign & Domestick" in Boston in 1690. It lasted for only one issue.

Before emigrating to the ... See More  

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697860

Great account of the siege of Fort Schuyler...

Item #697860

September 04, 1777

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 4, 1777   Page 3 has Revolutionary War content including an item reading: "We hear Sir William Howe has requested his Majesty, for very essential reasons, to allow him to exchange General Lee for some British officers; but that such a measure has been strongly opposed by some persons in high office."

A report from Fishk... See More  

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697819

News from the Caribbean...

Item #697819

May 29, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 29, 1759  Page 5 has most of a column headed: "America" with reports from the Caribbean with bits including: "...skirmish with the enemy...near Point St. Petre in which we lost four or five negroes..." and: "...Grand Terre, in the island of Guadeloupe, has surrendered to the English..." with a bit more on this.

Eight pages, 8 1... See More  

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697811

Abundant produce in America... Marie Antoinette...

Item #697811

August 24, 1793

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 24, 1793   Page 2 has a report noting in part: "The American harvest...has proved so abundant that for 25 to 30 Winchester barrels have been computed the produce of many thousands single acres...that orders will be received for the exportation of 250,000 quarters of European or Indian wheat...at Boston, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Annapolis, Newcastle ... See More  

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697810

Early from Australia...

Item #697810

May 15, 1798

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 15, 1798   Page 3 has early reports concerning Australia, including: "Major Gross, the Lt. Governor of New South Wales...forced for his ill state of health to leave that settlement..." The colony, when that ship left Pot Jackson, was doing well... reason to expect that the inhabitants for the future will be able to supply themselves with bread...&q... See More  

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697735

A fine report of the White River Massacre...

Item #697735

October 29, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 29, 1879  Over half of the first column of the front page has: "The White River Massacre" :safety of Mrs. Meeker and the Women and Children of the Agency--Details of the Tragedy".

This was the White River Massacre, also known as the Meeker Massacre. This was part of a series of conflicts that began when the Utes attacked an Indian age... See More  

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697725

Displayable issue on the end of war in Europe...

Item #697725

May 07, 1945

THE TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL--EXTRA, May 7, 1945  A nice display issue on the end of World War II in Europe, with a huge: "VICTORY ! " "All Nazis Yield Unconditionally" with a wealth of related subheads.

Complete in 12 pages, several folds, various archival mends to page 2, minor wear at the central fold, generally good condition.

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697607

Military "camp" newspaper from "somewhere in Netherlands East Indies"...

Item #697607

January 27, 1945

RIMBA POST, printed: "Somewhere In Netherlands East Indies" as noted in the masthead, Jan. 27, 1945  This was actually printed on the Island of Biak. Biak is a small island located just northwest of New Guinea.  

During World War II it was a strategic airfield of the Japanese Army serving as a base for operations in the Pacific theater. American forces eventually captured... See More  

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697555

Uncommon “Shaker” publication...

Item #697555

August 01, 1874

SHAKER AND SHAKERESS MONTHLY, Mt. Lebanon, Col. Co., New York, April, 1873  An unusual monthly newspaper "Published By The United Society", more commonly known as the Shakers. Mostly religious-related content but other items as well.

Eight pages, 9 3/4 by 13 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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697533

Great headline from the occupied Philippine Islands...

Item #697533

April 22, 1945

MANILA FREE PHILIPPINES--EXTRA, Manila, April 22, 1945  A very rare title that began on February 9, 1945 during the liberation efforts of the Philippines, existing thru Sept. 3, 1945, just one day after the official surrender of Japan ending World War II. It was published by the Psychological Warfare Branch.

The liberation began on October 20, 1944 and the U.S. First Calvary arrived at Manil... See More  

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697450

One of the more famous front pages of the Village Voice: 'Is God Dead?' on the passing of Andy Warhol...

Item #697450

May 05, 1987

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, May 5, 1987  



* re. Andy Warhol death



The front page is one of the more famous in the history of the Village Voice: "IS GOD DEAD ? relating to the death of pop culture icon Andy Warhol.

After Warhol exhibited his work in several galleries in the late 1950s, he began to receive recognition as an influential and controversial arti... See More  

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697443

Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi... Antietam & South Mountain...

Item #697443

September 23, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 23, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate publication

* Publisher on the run

* Battle of Antietam




If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees... See More  

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697426

Discussing the Jay Treaty... Slave advertisements...

Item #697426

October 14, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 14, 1796  



* Rare 18th century American publication



The front page is taken up with ads including 19 illustrated ship ads. There are no fewer than six runaway "Reward" ads, all with various detail. Page 3 has much discussion in the House of Representatives: "On the motion for making provision for carrying into effect t... See More  

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697414

Very first of the advice column newspapers...

Item #697414

March 05, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, March 5, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication



This was the very first of the "agony aunt" newspapers, a newspaper providing personal advice to its readers.

In creating this format of responding to questions from readers, the publisher, John Dunton, did so as a result of feeling guilty for cheating on his wife. He thought that people like himself... See More  

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697409

Wanted to hire...

Item #697409

January 28, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 28, 1796 



* Uncommon publication



Various news reports of the day including a back page ad: "Wanted to Purchase - For A Term of Years" with the text beginning: "A sober, steady black man and wife, of middle age. The man must have a little knowledge of farming..." with more.

Four pages, a few minor font page stains... See More  

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697404

A rare title from the Civil War, shortly after Lincoln's assassination...

Item #697404

April 26, 1865

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 26, 1865 



* Very rare Civil War era publication

* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow

* re Abraham Lincoln assassination




W. G. Brownlow, or  Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-... See More  

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697403

Details on a ship wreck... Death of a governor...

Item #697403

January 23, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 23, 1796  Various news reports of the day including a page 3 item: "A Grand Victory Obtained by the Austrians and: "Ship Wreck" with much detail. Also a report of the death of Samuel Huntington, governor of Connecticut, with much detail on the funeral.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, good condition.

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697401

The Casablanca conference...

Item #697401

January 27, 1943

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Jan. 27, 1943  



* Casablanca Conference in Morocco

* Franklin D. Roosevelt - Winston Churchill




The front page has a nice banner headline announcing: "PRESIDENT FLIES TO AFRICA" with subheads.

More on pages 6 & 7 with a related map and small photos. 

Complete in 36 pages, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes at the blan... See More  

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697394

Pressure to end the war in America: ministers remain obstinate...

Item #697394

May 14, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 14, 1782  



* Rare Revolutionary War publication



The front page has mention from London that: "The measures which injured the King's affairs the most in Virginia was the news arriving there that Lord Dunmore was to be their governor again...it arrested the activity of every man inclined to loyalty & quickened ... See More  

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697393

Latest news on the war, in a rare newspaper...

Item #697393

July 01, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 1, 1779  



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #16 issue.

The front page has a report about the precarious situation of the American currency. Also a lett... See More  

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697392

Death of George Washington's mother...

Item #697392

September 09, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1789



* Mary Ball Washington death

* President's G.W.'s mother




Pages 2 & 3 contain reports from the: "Proceedings in the House of Representatives of the United States", this being the founding year of the federal government. 

Page 3 has an inconspicuous yet significant report: "Died--At Fredericksburg, Mrs. Washin... See More  

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697391

Article written by Robert H. Goddard, when he was 24 years old...

Item #697391

June 29, 1907

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 29, 1907  Inside has a nearly half-page article titled: "The Use Of The Gyroscope In The Balancing And Steering Of Aeroplanes, by Robert H. Goddard."

The article is accompanied by 3 illustrations.

This is very early for this famous rocket pioneer, known as "the father of rockets".

Sixteen pages, irregular at the spine ... See More  

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697388

Ambassadors to resolve the crisis with France...

Item #697388

March 28, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 28, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The ftpg. has a full column article: "Slavery". Page 2 has much on the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" and pg. 3 has a document from President Adams which endorse Pinckney, Marshall & Gerry as representatives of the U.S. in attempting to resol... See More  

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697383

Jackson's state-of-the-union address, from the nation's capital...

Item #697383

December 06, 1832

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 1832 



* President Andrew Jackson

* State of the Union Address

* From our nation's capitol




Almost the entire front page is taken up with the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Andrew Jackson. As was typical with this annual tradition, President Jackson reviewed the events of the year addressing ... See More  

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697378

Fall of Plymouth, North Carolina...

Item #697378

November 04, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Nov. 4, 1864



* Capture of Plymouth, North Carolina

* From the origin of the Confederacy




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Petersburg" "Secret Sessions" "From Our Army In Tennessee" "From Sherman's Army--Sherman's Position" "From the Northern Papers" "Letter from North Geo... See More  

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697377

Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty...

Item #697377

August 24, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 24, 1795  



* John - Jay's Treaty concerns

* Letter to George Washington




Page 2 has a letter from the people of Wilmington, Delaware: "To George Washington, President of the United States" on their concerns about the pending Jay Treaty. This is followed by another letter of similar concern "To Mr. Alexander Hamilton".

Four pag... See More  

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697376

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

Item #697376

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 that began August 1, 1862. This issue is dated from just prior to the Confederate invasion of the North and the Battle of Gettysb... See More  

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697375

The first train robbery in America...

Item #697375

January 09, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 9, 1866  



* First train robbery in America

* New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad




The top of the front page has nice headlines on: "The Railroad Robbery" with: "Over Half a Million Dollars Stolen from the Adams Express Company" "Escape of the Thieves" and "Interesting Particulars of the Crime".

What is notable is that m... See More  

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697187

An amateur press newspaper...

Item #697187

January 01, 1878

THE PHOENIX Fire Fly, Brooklyn, New York, January, 1878  This is an "amateur press" newspaper done by and for printing hobbyists, a popular avocation at the time. 

Eight pages, 9 by 11 3/4 inches, nice condition.

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696887

With eight prints of Saratoga, New York...

Item #696887

September 09, 1871

EVERY SATURDAY - An Illustrated Weekly Journal, Boston, Sept. 9, 1871  An illustrated Harper's Weekly-like publication with many illustrations, amongst which are: "A View of Eloping Forest", a doublepage centerfold; "The City of Edinburgh, From the Castle" "In the Western Highlands--Among the Prairie Hens" and several pages with 8 prints and article: "Sa... See More  

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696374

Baseball...

Item #696374

July 09, 1870

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, July 9, 1870  It is subtitled in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, and the Stage". 

Pages 3 and 4 have 1 1/2 columns headed: "The Base Ball Field" which includes a wealth of reports on the sport of baseball.

Sixteen pages, 11 by 15 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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696355

Much on the International Cricket Match... Baseball as well...

Item #696355

October 22, 1859

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 22, 1859  It is subtitled in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". 

All of pages 1 and 2 have columns black-bordered for the recent death of: "David C. Broderick", a politician of some note at the time.

Inside has much reporting on: "Cricket" "The International ... See More  

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696093

Creek and Choctaw Indians warring against each other...

Item #696093

March 02, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 2, 1769  Page 6 has a report from Charleston beginning: "The war between the Creeks and Choctaws is carried on with great inveteracy. The latter have sent the3 former a formal challenge to meet them man for man and decide their differences in one pitched battle. Attakullakulla, or the Little Carpenter, returned some time ago...having concluded a firm ... See More  

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695949

The famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #695949

March 06, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1851  An anti-slavery newspaper that is best known for its link to the best selling novel of the 19th century, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This historic work first appeared as a 41-week serial in The National Era, starting on June 5, 1851.

The complete serialization appeared almost entirely in the National Era be
... See More  

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695924

Uncle Tom's Cabin: the serialization before it became a book... Sara Jane Lippincott praises Stowe...

Item #695924

October 02, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1851  The front page of this anti-slavery newspaper is very significant, as it contains chapter 17 of: "Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly. by Mrs. H. B. Stowe" taking nearly 6 columns & concluding on page 2.

This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century, "Uncle Tom's Cabin".... See More  

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695827

First of this "Combat Edition" we have offered...

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October 27, 1943

THE STARS AND STRIPES, Fifth Army Combat Edition, Italy, Oct. 27, 1943  The motto in the dateline is "Be Alert And Live".

The banner head reports: "Nazis Flee Russ Trap" and smaller heads: "Disaster Looms" "Fifth Gains Heights" "Nazis Need Machinery" "You're In Italy".

Although there were many editions of this famous military n... See More  

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695800

World War II era newspaper meant for children...

Item #695800

January 01, 1943

LES 3 COULEURS, Lyon, France  Curiously there is no date listed, but some of the text (translated) notes this is the "Christmas Number" and the bottom of the back page has: "The 'Trois Couleur' wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"

It is obvious it is from World War II by the illustrations. And it would appear to be mean for the youth of France, give... See More  

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695795

Meant for the blind, before the era of braille?

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May 02, 1897

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL WEEKLY, (city & state unknown), May 2, 1897  A very unusual publication as all of the top is raised, or embossed, presumably meant for the blind to be able to "read" text. Although braille type existed in Europe since the 1850's, it was not adopted for the British & Americans until 1918.

Being embossed type the text is on one side of each leaf only. Th... See More  

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695737

A new baseball club in Newtown, Long Island...

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October 16, 1858

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 16, 1858  It is subtitled in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". 

Page 6 has a brief item: "New Base Ball Club" which notes: "The Newtown (Long Island) Base Ball Club was organized Sept. 30th with the following officers..." with the details.

Twelve pages, 12 3/4 by 18 inches, ... See More  

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695711

Much reporting on cricket matches from before the Civil War...

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October 10, 1857

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 10, 1857  It is subtitled in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". 

Almost half of page 7 is taken up with: "Cricketer's Chronicle" which reports on four cricket matches, with the "box score" for each. Considerable coverage on this sport from before the Civil War... See More  

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695612

James Monroe on the neutrality of the U.S... General Harrison... Thomas Jefferson...

Item #695612

February 01, 1817

THE NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington, Feb. 1, 1817  Inside has a letter datelined from Monticello, headed: "Delaplaine's Repository", signed in type: Thomas Jefferson. Also two letters on the: "Neutrality of the United States" each signed in type: James Monroe. This is followed by: General Harrison's Case".

An uncommon title that existed from March 2, 1816 thru ... See More  

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695590

Uncommon title from this California gold rush town...

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October 16, 1875

WEEKLY TRINITY JOURNAL, Weaverville, California, Oct. 16, 1875  A rare issue from this town in Northwest California.

Weaverville is a historic California Gold Rush town. Located at the foot of the current Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, Weaverville was once home to approximately 2,000 Chinese gold miners and had its own Chinatown. Logging and tourism were the economic mainstays of Weaverville ... See More  

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695586

Death of Ulysses S. Grant, with a lithograph... Statue of Liberty, and the Eiffel Tower...

Item #695586

August 01, 1885

THE OREGON STATE JOURNAL, Eugene City, Aug. 1, 1885  All columns on pages 1, 4, 5 and 8 are black-bordered for the death of President U.S. Grant. Text on him is on pages 1 and 4.

Of very special interest is the "Supplement" which is a great lithograph of Grant, with wide blank borders, printed on thick stock newsprint and blank on the reverse.

Page 6 has a nice print headed: "... See More  

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695585

Mining camp newspaper from over 100 years after its boom...

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February 23, 1905

THE GOLDFIELD REVIEW, Columbia, Goldfield Mining District, Nevada, Feb. 23, 1905  This is the first of this title we've discovered. It is the volume 1, number 18 issue.

Goldfield was the scene of the biggest gold bonanza in the United States since the Alaskan Gold Rush.

At the peak of the boom in 1905-10, Goldfield was Nevada's second largest city. The editor of the Goldfield N
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695465

Early from Alexandria, Virginia...

Item #695465

November 07, 1821

THE ALEXANDRIA HERALD, Virginia, Nov. 7, 1821  It would appear this is the very first of this title--pre-Civil War--that we have offered. 

Page 2 includes: "Pirates Taken" and: "Steam-Boat Case" which involves Robert Fulton and who has the right to operate on the Hudson River.

The back page includes 3 illustrated runaway slave and indentured servant ads each with co... See More  

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695462

First of this title we have encountered...

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January 19, 1831

SUNDAY SCHOOL JOURNAL, & ADVOCATE OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1831  This is the volume 1, number 3 issue, and the very first of this title we have offered, coming from the private collection.

As the title would suggest, the content is mostly religious.

Four pages, moderate wear at margins, generally nice condition.

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695405

Only 26 issues were published, and this was the last...

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December 28, 1850

SPIRITUAL PHILOSOPHER, Boston, Dec. 28, 1850  As the title would suggest, this issue is filled with various articles on spiritualism. This is the volume 1, number 25-26 issue and the very last published, quite rare as such.

But this is a damaged issue, with the condition rather poor and lacking two internal leaves. Offered as a "type" issue of a title we have not encountered again ... See More  

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695337

The great raid towards Washington...

Item #695337

July 14, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 14, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Great Rebel Raid" "They are Driven From Washington" "They are Recrossing the Potomac with their Plunder" "The Escape of Gen. Tyler and Staff" and more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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695318

Front page print of industrialist Thomas A. Scott... Civil War reports...

Item #695318

November 19, 1861

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Nov. 19, 1861  The front page features a print of "Thomas A. Scott", with a biographical sketch of him as well.

Scott was an American businessman, railroad executive, and industrialist. In 1861, President Lincoln appointed him to serve as U.S. Assistant Secretary of War, and during the American Civil War railroads under his leadership played a major role ... See More  

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695317

Huge map, plus Lincoln's state of the union address...

Item #695317

December 04, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 4, 1861  A terrific display issue as over half of the front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map with a heading in perhaps the largest size type I have seen from this era: "THE NATIONAL LINES BEFORE WASHINGTON." with subhead: "A Map Exhibiting the Defences of the National Capital, and Positions of the Several Divisions of the Grand Union Army."

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695306

Map of Port Royal, South Carolina... Slaver is convicted...

Item #695306

November 15, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 15, 1861  The format of this title at this time was advertisements on the front page with the wealth of Civil War reporting on inside pages.

The back page features a nice Civil War map headed: "PORT ROYAL" and captioned at the bottom of it: "Scene And Plan of The Battle" followed by descriptive text.

Much war reporting inside with column heads incl... See More  

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695241

Two slave-related ads from this leading slave import city...

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August 03, 1847

THE CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Aug. 3, 1847  In 14 years this city would be the hotbed for secession from the Union, not surprising given it was the largest American point of disembarkation for the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Page 2 has reports from the Mexican War headed: "From The Brazos".

Page 3 has three slave-related ads, each having various particulars. One is a
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695197

Eleven Civil War newspapers with front page maps...

Item #695197

March 24, 1862

This is a damaged lot of eleven Civil War issues of the famous titles: New York Herald, New York Tribune, and Philadelphia Inquirer. Each has a front page Civil War map (one has a print of a general; no map) but each issue is damaged by tears, stains, margin chipping with some loss, loose at the spine, separation at the central fold, perhaps a missing leaf, etc. Map issues are typically priced in ... See More  

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695035

Liberation of Peru... Death of a Revolutionary War hero...

Item #695035

March 01, 1825

FRANKLIN HERALD & PUBLIC ADVERTISER, Greenfield, Massachusetts, March 1, 1825  Although not a rare title--this issue is volume 33--this is the first of this title we have offered, having come from the private collection.

Page 3 has: "Liberation Of Peru---Decisive Triumph" with the report taking over half a column. Page 3 also has a brief, black-bordered report: "Another Re... See More  

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695034

Oldest Jewish weekly on the Atlantic coast...

Item #695034

October 02, 1891

THE JEWISH MESSENGER, New York, Oct. 2, 1891  This title began in 1857 and a note on page 4 mentions: "The Jewish Messenger, now in its 35th year, is the oldest, best known, and most widely circulated weekly devoted to Jewish interests, published on the Atlantic Coast".

As the title would suggest, the content is almost entirely focused on Jewish events and news. 

Ten pages, g... See More  

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695013

See the great masthead... War of 1812...

Item #695013

March 30, 1813

CONSTITUTIONALIST & WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Exeter, New Hampshire, March 30, 1813  Although we once had many of this title, this may be our last.

An interesting feature is the masthead, with each letter of the title encircled with connecting rings, each of which has the name of a state at that time. Pages 2 and 3 have several reports on the War of 1812 including: "Victory By the Hornet - F... See More  

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694590

War feelings in Louisiana...

Item #694590

April 26, 1861

BOSTON MORNING JOURNAL, April 26, 1861  Among articles inside are: "The War" "War Feeling in Louisiana" "Western Virginia for the Union" 'From the South--Interesting Statements" "Movements in Maryland" "Assembling of Troops in Virginia" "The Attack on the Massachusetts Troops" "The President's Reply to a Baltimore C... See More  

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694555

This newspaper existed for just one year... Botany Bay...

Item #694555

December 06, 1796

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Dec. 6, 1796  A very scarce title, existing only from Aug. 15, 1796 thru Aug. 16, 1797, just one year. This issue is from the private collection.

Page 3 has: "Botany Bay" which is present-day Australia. The letter from Governor Hunter, New South Wales, begins: "This settlement is wonderfully improved since the time I left it. It appears now to beam... See More  

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694554

The War of 1812, and more...

Item #694554

April 30, 1813

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, April 30, 1813  The entire front page is taken up with: "American Papers" from the House of Commons in London, much relating to the on-going War of 1812.

Page 3 has; "The New Friends of the Navy" and: "Ought Massachusetts t Build a Ship for Those who Would not Build one for Themselves?" There is also a lengthy report of a parade by ... See More  

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694227

Trying to deal with the Indians... New Orleans now in the hands of Spain...

Item #694227

January 22, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 22, 1765  Over half of the front page is a report on the latest from America from a New York letter from General Gage, commander in chief of the British forces in America, to the Earl of Halifax, Secretary of State. The letter concerns relations with the Indians. Near the beginning is: "The perfidy of the Shawnese and Delawares, and their having broken... See More  

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694160

Lincoln consults spirits for military counsel?

Item #694160

June 08, 1863

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, June 8, 1863  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are; "Vicksburg" "Lincoln and the Spirits" the latter noting in part: "...spiritual exhibitions made in the presence of Lincoln and his Cabinet. Napoleon, Gen. Knox, and others were consulted s to the best mode of conducting the war. Lincoln must be in great straits wh... See More  

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694150

Very early from Maryland: the French & Indian War... Money owned to Ben Franklin...

Item #694150

March 13, 1755

THE MARYLAND GAZETTE, Annapolis, March 13, 1755  A very scarce and early newspaper from the early period of the French & Indian War. Rarely are we able to offer Maryland newspapers from such an early year.

Page 2 has a report from Halifax, Nova Scotia, that: "...they are building two new batteries upon the beach...That the three gun battery at the South End is to be greatly enlarged... See More  

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694039

A naval skirmish...

Item #694039

January 23, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 23, 1759  Page 5 begins with a report datelined from New York noting in part: "...the Royal Hester, privateer...of 16 guns...fell in with three large French ships bound from Canada to the Cape, whom she so warmly engaged as at length to be obliged to sheer off..." with more on the naval encounter.

Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice con... See More  

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694034

News from the Caribbean...

Item #694034

May 29, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 29, 1759  Page 5 has most of a column headed: "America" with reports from the Caribbean with bits including: "...skirmish with the enemy...near Point St. Petre in which we lost four or five negroes..." and: "...Grand Terre, in the island of Guadeloupe, has surrendered to the English..." with a bit more on this.

Eight pages, 8 b... See More  

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693889

Uncommon woman suffrage paper from Syracuse...

Item #693889

February 01, 1879

THE NATIONAL CITIZEN & BALLOT BOX, Syracuse, New York, February, 1879  A quite rare women's suffrage newspaper that lasted less than 3 1/2 years under this title.

Mott notes in his "History Of American Magazines" that this publication was financed in part by Susan B. Anthony, and that having failed with The Woman's Campaign she: "...had better luck with the Ballot ... See More  

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693876

On the Battle of Fredericksburg...

Item #693876

December 19, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 19, 1862  Among the front page column heads relating to the Battle of Fredericksburg: "From General  Burnside's Army" "The Burial of the Dead Completed" "What Rebel Officers Say of the Battle" "A Force of 500,000 Could Not Carry the Heights" "The Rebels Took About 800 Prisoners" "List of Wounded in Doubleda... See More  

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693853

Great Civil War map shows Hood's crushing defeat at Nashville...

Item #693853

December 18, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 18, 1864  The front page is dominated by a huge Civil War map headed: "HOOD'S CRUSHING DEFEAT. Scene of the Decisive Victory Won by General Thomas Over the Rebel General Hood."

Among the first column heads: "THOMAS" "The Great Victory at Nashville" "Hood's Army Completely Overthrown" "He is Driven from Every Position&... See More  

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693830

The Seven Days' Battles, with a large map...

Item #693830

July 04, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, July 4, 1862 The front page is dominated by a very large Civil War map headed: "M'CLELLAN'S NEW FIELD OF OPERATIONS. The Line of March to the James River--The Battle Fields of Monday & Tuesday, June 30 and July 1, 1862".

Half of the first column is taken up with Civil War heads including: "M'Clellan's Operations" "Six Battles in Six Da... See More  

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693805

Civil War map of a naval battle near Fort Pillow...

Item #693805

May 18, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, May 18, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Important From South Carolina" "Effects of the Abolition Edict of General Hunter" "The Contrabands Eschew a military Life" "Heroism Of Nine Colored Seamen" and more.

Perhaps the best content is the back page Civil War map headed: "GUNBOAT FIGHT NEAR FORT PILLOW... See More  

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