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On George Washington's death & funeral... Front page report of his death...


January 08, 1800

Item #658473    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, January 8, 1800  * President George Washington death - funeral The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Ill...
$650.00

Displayable masthead... early 19th century...

Item #649304    NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802  A typical "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring mercury in the masthead. Some light foxing, untrimmed.  Actual dates vary, b...

The Louisiana Purchase Treaty is signed....


July 14, 1803

Item #661782   
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, July 14, 1803  * The Louisiana Purchase Treaty * Signed by U.S. & France ministers A page 3 report headed: "Official" reports: "The Execut
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$138.00

From Thomas Jefferson's presidency...

Item #649289    BOSTON GAZETTE, dated in 1808-1809  A lot of ten issues from the early 19th century when Thomas Jefferson was president.  News and advertising of the day provide perspective on this formative period.&...

Louisiana to become a state...


March 28, 1812

Item #649093    THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 28, 1812  Inside has lengthy reporting from the "House of Representatives" which includes discussion headed: "State of Louisiana" concerning Louisi...

Seeking a location in the Chesapeake for a naval depot...


February 22, 1817

Item #652947    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 22, 1817  The first two pages are taken up with a lengthy report signed in type by: D. Porter, being: "...the communication made by captain David Porter, co...

One of the earliest Louisiana newspapers we have offered...


December 24, 1819

Item #661558    ORLEANS GAZETTE & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, Dec. 24, 1819  * Very rare & early publication This is one of the earliest newspapers from Louisiana we have had the pleasure to offer. The front ...
$230.00

Prelude to the Alamo: slavery in Texas...


April 03, 1830

Item #648148    NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1830  Page 4 has: "Texas" which reports in part: "Some quite violent articles are published in the Mexican papers as to the designs of the United S...

Early & uncommon title from Kentucky...


January 11, 1831

Item #661698    THE FOCUS, Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 11, 1831  * Rare & early antebellum title An early & uncommon title from Kentucky. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day, this issue has va...

Death of "The Liberator", Simon Bolivar...


February 19, 1831

Item #661757    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 19, 1831 * Death of Simon Bolivar  * Venezuela independence leader The back page has a nice report concerning the death of Simon Bolivar. Bolivar w...

Captured slave ship...


June 15, 1839

Item #653171    NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1839  * African slave trade capture The bkpg. has a report: "Slaves Captured" which notes in part: "...British sloop of war Buzzar...

The Mexican War... Creating St. Marks, Florida...


July 22, 1847

Item #657726    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1847  * St. Marks, Wakulla County, Florida Page 3 has various reports on the Mexican War with items headed: "The Army Under Gen. Scot...

Leaning Tower of Pisa has crashed to the ground... The Mexican War...


August 14, 1847

Item #664784    THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, Aug. 14, 1847  * Leaning Tower of Pisa has fallen ? * Mexican-American War Inside has content on the Mexican War with the top of pg. 3 headed: "Army An...

Great letter of emigrants heading to California... Funeral of Dolly Madison...


July 17, 1849

Item #657385    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1849  * California gold rush - 49ers * Dolly Madison death Page 3 has: "The Overland California Emigrants" which includes a te...

Terrific & lengthy account from the California gold regions...


October 20, 1849

Item #657704    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 1849  * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has a terrific, nearly full column report headed: "The California Gol...

Working towards a constitution for California... All is not good in California...


December 11, 1849

Item #657626    NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 11, 1849  * Monterey Convention * California Statehood ? Over half of page 2 is taken up with: "The News From California", much of it having t...

100 issue variety lot of 19th century newspapers...

Item #649298    (100) Wholesale variety lot of 100 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896 all in average or better condition--not a damaged lot--with at least 10 different titles. A great lot for a dealer or anyone wish...
$199.00

Working to abolish slave trading in the nation's capital...


September 14, 1850

Item #661670    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 1850  * re. Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 * United States Senate debates * Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers * Best title ...

Magazine by Charles Dickens... An issue from 1851-1853...

Item #649284    HOUSEHOLD WORDS, London, 1851-1853  Charles Dickens published this magazine from 1850 to 1859. Having been frustrated by the interference of publishers when editing three other magazines, Dickens determine...

Scathing report on The Smithsonian Institute...


March 11, 1854

Item #657048    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 11, 1854  While this early issue of this title (Volume IX) has a number of illustrations and interesting content, the most noteworthy item is the rather scathing articl...

Print of the Mormon city of Nauvoo...


July 22, 1854

Item #661552    GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 22, 1854 * Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois view * The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints * Mormons - Mormonism        ...

Expedition to Greenland... Earthquake in San Francisco...


March 29, 1856

Item #661793    FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 29, 1856  Inside has 2 pages of text with  7 prints on: "Expedition To Greenland". Also a fullpg. with 4 prints on: "Dreadful Catastrophe...

Death of Dred Scott... Slave ships...


September 21, 1858

Item #661567    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 21, 1858  * Dred Scott death * Famed Slave * Slavers - ships Page 4 contains a very brief, yet significant, report headed: "Death of Dred Scot" with the actu...

Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...


January 08, 1859

Item #661764    NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 8, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing. Page 2 has a boxing article: "The Ri...

The trial in the John Brown/Harper's Ferry insurrection...


November 09, 1859

Item #661761    NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 9, 1859  * John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid * Harpers Ferry, West Virginia trial Much of the ftpg. is taken up with election results. Page 4 has over half a...

National Anti-Slavery Standard...

Item #559620    THE NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York  A four issue set of this famous title edited by Lydia & David Child, from 1840 through the ratification of the 15th Amendment.  You receive 4 issues, ...

Two slave prints...


April 06, 1861

Item #661673    THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Apr. 6, 1861  * Great slave auction illustration * Pre Civil War South - rare Most of a page is taken up with a print: "The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Ba...
$168.00

Great slave auction print... Winslow Homer print...


July 13, 1861

Item #172484    HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 13, 1861 The front page features: 'Battle of Boonville, Missouri' and smaller illustrations of: "Brigadier-General Lyon, U.S.A." and "The late Captain ...
$135.00

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$69.00

Battle of Bull Run, in a Confederate newspaper...


July 20, 1861

Item #661568    DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, July 20, 1861   * Very rare Confederate title * First Battle of Bull Run * Manassas, Virginia Certainly one of the less common titles from the C...
$255.00

Civil War map... Jeff Davis' inaugural address...


February 28, 1862

Item #661534    NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 28, 1862    * Jefferson Davis inauguration * President of the Confederacy * Map inside Florida There is a wealth of Civil War reporting on the fro...

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...


March 26, 1862

Item #661557    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 26, 1862  * John Wilkes Booth theater ad * Civil War original reporting The front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in th...

Negroes in the Civil War...


April 09, 1862

Item #661753    THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 9, 1862  From the midst of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "Free Negroes Crowding into Ohio" "Missionaries to Work & Educate the Negroes...

Very uncommon Fredericksburg title...


May 27, 1862

Item #661785    THE CHRISTIAN BANNER, Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 27, 1862  * Very rare Confederate title This is certainly one of the more rare newspapers from this Confederate state. It began in 1848 but cea...
$440.00

Huge Civil War map of the war in the Southwest...


May 31, 1862

Item #661571    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 31, 1862  * Siege of Corinth, Mississippi  * Confederate states map Most of of the front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map titled: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN T...

Civil War map of the battle of Seven Pines...


June 05, 1862

Item #661742    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 5, 1862  * Battle of Seven Pines - Fair Oaks * American Civil War original map The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The Battle Of Seven Pines" showi...

Rare Confederate title from Mississippi on the Battle of Perryville...


October 17, 1862

Item #661765    DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Oct. 17, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue. Among the front page articles are: "Abolition Meetings at ...
$358.00

Battle of Corinth...


November 05, 1862

Item #661754    THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 5, 1862  From the midst of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "The Mississippi" "Greeley on Amalgamation of Races" "Our Recent Losses ...

From the Oneida Community... Civil War era...

Item #649300    THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, Civil War era  A lot of ten  issues from this well-known socialistic "commune" from during the Civil War but with minimal war-related content. Four pages each...

The Queen of the West... another Confederate naval victory!


February 27, 1863

Item #661715    DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 27, 1863  Not just a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederates states. Among the front page reports are: "The American War In Eur...
$113.00

Editorial paints a positive picture for the Confederacy...


May 21, 1863

Item #661716    DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 21, 1863  The front page has much reporting from the "The Courts" and "City Intelligence" as well as several Acts from the Confederate Congress in...

General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch... The Confederate version of "Harper's Weekly"...


June 07, 1863

Item #661529    SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, June 7, 1863  * General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch * Very rare Confederate title A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the co...
$420.00

A Proclamation and an Address signed by Jefferson Davis...


August 17, 1863

Item #661714    DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 17, 1863  Most of the last column is taken up with two documents, the first a: "Proclamation By the President" which includes: "...Let us rather recei...
$115.00

A Civil War military newspaper...


November 07, 1863

Item #661775    ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Nov. 7, 1863  As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. Alm...

The first African-American chaplain in the U.S. Army...


December 12, 1863

Item #172736    HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1863  The full front page is a dramatic print: "Guerrilla Warfare--Rescue of a Wounded Officer from a Band of Guerrillas". Prints inside include: "...
$48.00

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$25.00

The "Old" Thirteen Infantry of Virginia...


February 26, 1864

Item #661713    DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 26, 1864  Among the front page reports are: "The War News--A Cavalry Battle in Mississippi--The Situation in Tennessee--The Recent Fight In Florida--From Genera...
$108.00

"...fight it out if it takes all summer..."


May 13, 1864

Item #661547    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1864  * Battle of Spotsylvania VA Virginia * General Robert E. Lee * Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's famous quote The front page has nice first column heads on the Civil...

The Rebel invasion...


August 09, 1864

Item #661728    NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 9, 1864  * Battle of Moorefield, West Virginia * Last Confederate invasion of the North Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE INVASION" &q...

Latest from Atlanta, in a Confederate newspaper...


September 29, 1864

Item #660148    THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864  * Rare title from the origin of the Civil War Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Results of the Summer Campaign"...

Robert E. Lee is moving towards Petersburg...


October 06, 1864

Item #661721    NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 6, 1864  * Confederate General Robert E. Lee * Sieges of Richmond and Petersburg Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "RICHMOND" "Both Armies ...

Rebels to leave Richmond?


January 02, 1865

Item #661730    NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 2, 1865  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Siege of Fortress Rosecrans" "The Fight at Overall's Creek" "The Battle of the Cedars&quo...

Sherman's march to the sea...


January 09, 1865

Item #661729    NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 9, 1865  * General William T. Sherman * Branchville SC South Carolina * Final months of the Civil War Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE ...

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


April 26, 1865

Item #609914    BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 26, 1865  W. G. Brownlow, or  Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed ...
$290.00

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


May 14, 1865

Item #658237    STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865  * Very rare miniature broadside * Capture of Jefferson Davis * President of the Confederacy A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no ...
$2,300.00

The great Atlantic cable... Sale of government horses...


August 12, 1865

Item #661794    FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 12, 1865  The full front page has two scenes: "The Horse Market and Stables, New York City, Where The Weekly Sale of Government Horses Takes Place" ...

Nice Harper's Weekly group, just after the Civil War...

Item #649309    (5) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a lot of five issues from just after the Civil War. Dates are August 12, August 19, September 23, November 11, and December 2, 1865. A wealth of great prints including: 'N...

Tiny newspaper...

Item #649285    THE O.C. DAILY, 1867  No, it's not from Orange County, but rather from the Oneida Community in New York. This is a tiny newspaper, measuring just 4 by 5 inches, four pages. Various tidbits, great condi...

Two Homer prints... Halloween print...


November 23, 1867

Item #173148    HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 23, 1867  Halloween-related prints are very difficult to find in Harper's Weekly, but here is a nice one on the front page: "The Pumpkin Effigy" which show...
$92.00

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$47.00

Ornate and displayable masthead...

Item #649305    SATURDAY NIGHT, Philadelphia, 1869  A decorative masthead with content that is primarily literary in nature. There is a front page illustration & a few more inside, with a border around each page. The ...

From Reno, Nevada... Famous town of the Wild West...

Item #649290    RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Nevada, early 1880's. A lot of five issues, all are complete and are in very nice condition.  Great to have from this well-known town from the "Old West"....

Discounted 19th century illustrated issues...

Item #649297    WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of fifty 2nd rate and damaged illustrated issues.  A blended lot of titles, all 19th century 2nd rate and partially damaged illustrated issues which may include any of the following: ...

Ku-Klux Klan... mention of Sleepy Hollow...


September 16, 1871

Item #664787    THE WORLD, New York, Sept. 16, 1871  The front page has an article regarding the Ku-Klux Klan: "The Phantom Ku-Klux" which provides details related to the infamous Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy.  ...

A Long Island whaling town...

Item #649288    SAG HARBOR EXPRESS, Long Island, New York, 1870-1874  A nice lot of five issues from this once-famous whaling town on Long Island, now more famous as a playground for the rich & famous who frequent the...

Congress investigates the Ku Klux Klan...


February 19, 1872

Item #661640    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1872  * KKK - Ku Klux Klan investigation * United States Congress Page 5 has 1 1/2 columns of detailed reporting on the KKK, headed: "THE KU-KLUX" "Re...

Pair of issues on Virginia Minor before the Supreme Court...


February 10, 1875

Item #664782    (2) NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 10 and March 30 1875  * Virginia Minor Supreme Court case * Women's suffrage A pair of issues, with the Feb. 10 issue having on page 8 an article headed: "Woma...
$135.00

Collection of stamp collecting magazines...

Item #649311    (10) STAMP COLLECTING MAGAZINES: Lot of ten different titles from the 1880's & 1890's, all in nice condition, at least 4 pages each, most measuring about 4 by 7 inches.

A science enthusiast's dream collection...

Item #649312    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A lot of 25 issues dating from 1881 thru 1906.  Many photos and illustrations of the latest inventions and scientific improvements and gimmicks of the era. All are compl...

Interview with Jesse James' wife...


April 29, 1882

Item #661536    ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 29, 1882  * Outlaw Jesse James * Interview w/ his wife Page 9 has nearly a full column taken up with: "JESSE'S TRANING" "The Delicate Way in W...

From the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory...


June 22, 1883

Item #661532    THE BLACK HILLS JOURNAL, Rapid City, Dakota Territory, June 22, 1883  * Very rare Old West title * Pennington County From six years before South Dakota would become a state. Much concerning min...

Santa Barbara described, in 1883...


October 07, 1883

Item #648209    ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 7, 1883  Page 4 has a quite lengthy & very detailed, descriptive article headed: "Santa Barbara" in California. It offers much praise on the area, beginning: &q...

Illustrated ad for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show...


May 05, 1885

Item #649548    ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 5, 1885 * Buffalo Bill Cody * Wild West Show ad Page 7 has a column-wide ad for: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show which includes a likeness of Buffalo Bill...

President Cleveland's state-of-the-union address...


December 09, 1885

Item #648061    ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 9, 1885  * President Grover Cleveland * State of the Union Address Nearly half of the ftpg. and most of page 2 are taken up with: "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAG...

First appearance of a Walt Whitman poem...


February 23, 1888

Item #661647    NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 23, 1888  Near the bottom of page 4 is the printing of a poem: "The Dismantled Ship" by Walt Whitman as noted at its conclusion. This was the very first printing of this Whi...
$125.00

Creating the Oklahoma Land Rush...


March 28, 1889

Item #661573    THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, March 28, 1889  The front page includes a one column print of: "Robert Todd Lincoln- Of Illinois, U.S. Minister at the Court of St. James". This was Abe Lincoln&#...

Short-lived title from a Texas town with a rich history...


January 08, 1892

Item #661562    VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, January 8, 1892  * Rare Southwestern title * Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note) A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a t...

Buffalo Bill promotes a patent medicine...


June 01, 1892

Item #664785    THE GARDINER HOME JOURNAL, Maine, June 1, 1892  Page 2 has a great item which includes a print captioned: "Hon. Wm. F. Cody, 'Buffalo Bill' " with a bit of text in which he promotes a med...

Popular for the colorful political cartoons...


December 13, 1893

Item #661778    PUCK, New York, Dec. 13, 1893  * Color political prints - cartoons Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 187...
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