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The Great Awakening... Christian revival in New-Londonderry, PA...

Item #653754

May 21, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, May 21, 1743

* Rare colonial periodical

This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin... See More  

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Death & obituary of Sir Walter Scott...

Item #653735

October 01, 1832


* Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet's death

Near the back of the issue is the obituary for Sir Walter Scott taking nearly 24 pages.  Although lengthy and informative, the first line of the obituary may describe him best: "Sept. 21. At Abbotsford, Co. Roxburgh, aged 61. Sir Walter Scott, Bart. the proudest name in the modern annals of li... See More  

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Friedrich Engels as a newspaper reporter... From the mid-1850's...

Item #653579
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1853-1856  Offered is an issue dated in the mid-1850's which provides the opportunity for a collector to own an original/authentic newspaper with an article written by Friedrich Engels, the communist revolutionary who would become more famous after his death than during his lifetime. Along with Marx, Engels wrote both "The Condition of the Working Class in Eng... See More  

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Walt Whitman's "To Those Who've Fail'd"... 1st appearance...

Item #652738

January 27, 1888

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 27, 1888

* Walt Whitman's "To Those Who've Fail'd"

* 1st appearance - quite rare

Page 6 has Walt Whitman's "To Those Who've Fail'd," which was a piece written exclusively for the New York Herald. The entire text reads:

To those who've fail'd in aspirations vast,
To unnamed soldiers, fall'n in fro
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Walt Whitman's "ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BORN FEB. 12, 1809)"... 1st appearance...

Item #652737

February 12, 1888

THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 12, 1888

* Walt Whitman's "ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BORN FEB. 12, 1809)"

* 1st appearance - quite rare

Page 12 has Walt Whitman's "ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BORN FEB. 12, 1809)," which was a piece written exclusively for the New York Herald. While noteworthy, it is certainly one of his shortest poems. The entire text reads: "ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BOR... See More  

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Thomas Edison invention from 1891...

Item #653739

July 25, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 25, 1891

* Thomas Edison invention

* Electric Motor & Dynamo

This 16 page issue is in nice condition (except for some front page margin wear) and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following: Edison Motor - Mixer - Edison Motor Switch, with corresponding text (see images f
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Al Capone gets 1 year jail term...

Item #653704

May 18, 1929

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, May 18, 1929

* Al Capone (Scarface) - Chicago Beer baron

* 1 Year Jail term - avoids murder for hire

The front page has a two column headline: "UNDERWORLD DECLARES CAPONE GANG LEADER, SOUGHT JAIL FOR SAFETY" with subheads that include: "Quaker City Gangsters Say Former Chicago Racketeer Was a Marked Man" and ... See More  

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Graf Zeppelin... around the World.....

Item #653702

August 29, 1929

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, Albany, New York, August 29, 1929

* LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin

* 1st to fly around the World (historic)

* Hugo Eckener

This 34 page newspaper has a seven column headline on the front page: "Air Epic Completed as Zeppelin Lands Safely" with subheads that include: "DARING DASH ROUND WORLD ESTABLISHED NEW RECORDS" and more. (see)

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James H. Meredith shot.. Civil Rights...

Item #653756

June 07, 1966

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, June 7, 1966

* James Howard Meredith shot

* 1st University of Mississippi African-American student

* Civil Rights march for voting

The front page has a four column headline: "Wounded Meredith Vows: 'A Shall Return' To Miss." with two related photos. (see) 1st report coverage on James Meredith being shot during his Civil Rights march fro... See More  

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