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Editorializing on Jefferson's inaugural address...


April 02, 1801

Item #669384    AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, April 2, 1801  The front page begins with a review of Jefferson's recent inaugural address, beginning: "While reading the speech of Mr. Jefferson, every American must f...

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...

Alexander Hamilton examines Jefferson's address to Congress...


January 05, 1802

Item #670968    THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Jan. 5, 1802  Starting on page 2 & taking all of page 3 is: "Examination Of The President's Message, Number I" signed in type by:...

Alexander Hamilton examines Jefferson's address to Congress...


February 23, 1802

Item #666959    THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Feb. 23, 1802  Half of page 3 is taken up with: "Examination Of The President's Message, Number VIII" signed in type by: Lucius Crass...

DeWitt Clinton in a duel: great account...


August 10, 1802

Item #666989    THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Aug. 10, 1802  Pages  & 7 contain a detailed account of a duel involving DeWitt Clinton, famous politician and principal promoter of the E...

DeWitt Clinton in a duel: great account...


August 10, 1802

Item #666990    THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Aug. 10, 1802  Pages  & 7 contain a detailed account of a duel involving DeWitt Clinton, famous politician and principal promoter of the E...

Jefferson writes to Callender...


October 15, 1802

Item #667563    NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Oct. 15, 1802  Page 2 contains a letter datelined from Monticello, Sept. 6, 1799, signed in type by: Th. Jefferson, sent to publisher James Callender, with whom he had a...

Very early Charleston...


February 10, 1803

Item #670040    CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Feb. 10, 1803  A volume I issue  (number 28) of this famous title from the South. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads, one appearing on page 3 headed: "...

Jefferson on navigation of the Mississippi...


August 13, 1803

Item #667461    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 13, 1803  Page 2 has a letter of reply from the President to the state of Ohio concerning issues relating to the navigation of the Mississippi River. It is signed in type: ...

Thomas Jefferson on the Louisiana Purchase...


October 26, 1803

Item #667486    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston Oct. 26, 1803  Half of page 2 is taken up with the: "MESSAGE" of Thomas Jefferson to Congress, being his annual state-of-the-union addres...

From the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Presidency...

Item #559604    (5) GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, 1807-1809  A lot of 5 issues offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitioned a...

From Thomas Jefferson's administration...

Item #649276    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, 1807-1809  A lot of 10 issues of this popular title from the "Hub City". All have the subscriber's name written in the margin above the masthead, some minor edge t...

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.&...

Much naval reporting in this early Richmond paper...


February 19, 1808

Item #669466    THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 19, 1808   The front page has various reports from Europe on the Napoleonic War. Page 2 has several naval reports concerning American ships detained at Algiers, ...

Thomas Jefferson...


June 22, 1808

Item #667303    THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 22, 1808  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports concerning the Embargo including: "President's Answer" signed in type: Th. Jeffe...

Oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States...

Item #649235    CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, 1809-1810  A lot of eight issues of the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.  Each with occasional foxing; otherwise nice.  Great to have f...

The War of 1812...

Item #649218    (10) A lot of ten newspapers of a blend of various folio-size and non-folio-size newspapers (various titles), all containing news on The War of 1812. Average condition with mild wear and foxing; not damaged or ...

America is about to declare war...


June 03, 1812

Item #670877    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 3, 1812  Page 2 has a notable report headed: "War with England!" stating: "A letter has been received in town from a Senator of the United States, dated May ...

Accomplishments of the frigate Chesapeake...


April 12, 1813

Item #664858    INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, April 12, 1813  The ftpg. has 4 Acts of Congress, two of them relating to the War of 1812. Other items on the war include: "Indisputable Evidence of British Barbarity&...

Latest reports on the War of 1812...


July 13, 1813

Item #626665    THE WAR, New York, July 13, 1813  The front page has: "Progress of the War In Virginia--Smithfield Attacked--British Monsters--Alarm--Alacrity of the Citizens--and Safety of the City". Inside con...

Barbarities of the enemy... Recapture of Detroit...


November 09, 1813

Item #670991    THE WAR, New York, Nov. 9, 1813  The front page is entirely taken up with various documents which fall under the heading: "Barbarities of the Enemy" with a subhead reading: "Detention of Mar...

Items from the War of 1812...


December 20, 1813

Item #664889    INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston,  Dec. 20, 1813  Page 2 includes: "Traitors Defended!" "Treason of the Blackest Character" "Existing Evils, by Extortioners and Smugglers" &...

Two more victories over the Creek Indians...


February 22, 1814

Item #670992    THE WAR, New York, Feb. 22, 1814  Most of the front page is taken up with: "Fifth Victory Over the Creeks" as well as: "Sixth Victory Over the Creeks". Notable content inside includes: ...

Huge & graphic political ad...


March 26, 1814

Item #670187    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 26, 1814  The front page is dominated by a very large engraving of a ship headed: "The STRONG Ship Massachusetts ", part of a political notice in support of Cale...

Electoral votes counted: Monroe the winner...


February 19, 1817

Item #671038    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  Feb. 19, 1817  A page 2 report datelined "Washington, Feb. 13, 1817" reports: "According to the provisions of the Constitution, the votes given by the Elect...

First of this title we have encountered...


March 14, 1817

Item #670873    NORTH STAR, Danville, Vermont, March 14, 1817  The first of this title we have encountered. The top of the front page has a: "One Cent Reward" ad for a 15 yr. old runaway. The back leaf is entire...

Surgical instruments advertisement includes a saw...


February 28, 1818

Item #665923    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 28, 1818  "Notice To Surgeons" on page 3 is an ad for a business that sells surgical instruments. The ad includes a woodcut of an ominous-looking saw, used for su...

Constitution for the new state of Alabama...


September 18, 1819

Item #671059    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819  Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and appr...

Constitution for the new state of Alabama...


September 18, 1819

Item #671061    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819  Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and appr...

Constitution for the new state of Alabama...


September 18, 1819

Item #671062    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819  Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and appr...

Variety lot of newspapers... An instant mini-collection...

Item #649239    (10) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of ten different titles dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition---not a damaged lot and no pulpish newspapers. A popular way to assemble a variety of t...

Newspapers with a treasure-trove of political reporting...

Item #649274   
(20) NILES' REGISTER, Baltimore, 1820's - 1830's  A lot of 20 different issues within the noted date range, all complete and each containing 16 pages. Niles' Register was a very famou
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First White House wedding...


March 18, 1820

Item #672505    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 18, 1820  Listed under the page 2 "Marriages" is one that reads: "In Washington city, Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur, Esq. of N. York, to Miss Maria Hester Monr...

Formal admission of Missouri to the Union... Major Andre's bones...


August 18, 1821

Item #667254    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 18, 1821  Inside has: "Major Andre" concerning the removal of his bones to be shipped off to England. Also in this issue: "Indian Trade", a...

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...


September 24, 1825

Item #670984    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept.24, 1825  One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Gra...

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...


September 24, 1825

Item #670985    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825  One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Gr...

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...


September 24, 1825

Item #670986    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825  One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Gr...

Deaths & funerals of Jefferson and Adams...


July 29, 1826

Item #667229    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 29, 1826  The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of Ju...
$114.00

Deaths & funerals of Jefferson and Adams...


July 29, 1826

Item #667308    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 29, 1826  The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of Ju...
$114.00

William Garrison... Davy Crockett... George Washington...


October 22, 1831

Item #667087    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1831  The bottom of the front page has a small article beginning: "I have received a copy of the 'Liberator', and come in for a share of the edi...

On the Mormon War in Missouri...


December 24, 1832

Item #666630    NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 24, 1833  Page 3 has a quite early report concerning the Mormons, with a small head: "The Mormon War". The report gives some details of the troubl...

Early comic, satire newspaper...

Item #649241    FIGARO IN LONDON, London, 1833  An English comic newspaper of the early 19th century, founded in 1831 and running for almost 8 years. It was the forerunner for the much more popular "Punch" magaz...

Treaty with the Creek Indians...


April 28, 1834

Item #665909    THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., April 28, 1834   One-third of page 3 is taken up with a treaty between the United States and the Muskogee or Creek nation of Indians, made at Fort Gibson. It is signed in ...

Santa Anna could conquer and vanquish the Texans...


March 24, 1836

Item #670177    NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, March 24, 1836  The back page has news from: "Mexico and Texas" which includes inn part: "...generally believed that Santa Anna will r...

Much on the desperate situation in Texas... The Fanning Massacre...


April 30, 1836

Item #667207    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 30, 1836  An inside page contains an article headed simply: "Texas" which includes several reports on events there, including: "The southern pape...
$148.00

"Trail of Tears"...


October 27, 1838

Item #667268    NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Oct. 27, 1838  Page 3 has: "Interesting From The Cherokee Country" which includes two documents each signed in type by: Winfield Scott. It begins: &...

Van Buren's state-of-the-union address...


January 14, 1840

Item #668287    REPUBLICAN SENTINEL & SUMNER, SMITH AND JACKSON INTELLIGENCER, Gallatin, Tennessee, Jan. 14, 1840  Note that this is the volume 1, number 1 issue of a quite rare title, as Gregory's "Union Lis...
$175.00

The slave ship Amistad, plus more on slavery...


May 29, 1841

Item #671173    NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1841  Inside hs a large chart with the Arkansas Census, noting "Free White Persons" and "Free colored persons" by county and by age. Als...

Incredible coverage of the trial of John Colt, with great graphics...


January 28, 1842

Item #665891    NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 28, 1842  Most of the front page is taken up with considerable detail on the intriguing murder case of John Colt, who was accused of murdering Samuel Adams the previous year. This was...

French language newspaper from New Orleans, nearly 20 years before the Civil War...


December 15, 1842

Item #668263    LE COURRIER DE LA LOUISIANE, New Orleans, Dec. 15, 1842  A large size newspaper which, save for some notices and advertisements, is totally in the French language. There are four illustrated slave ads. F...

The end of the most infamous "Gag Rule" (1844)...


December 04, 1844

Item #670904    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec.  4, 1844  Page 2 has both the text of the petition to end the infamous "Gag Rule" which prevented members of the House of representatives...
$288.00

Fine content in this anti-slavery newspaper...


October 30, 1845

Item #669477    NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Oct. 30, 1845  As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from fifteen years before the Civil War. Among the articles: "The Patriotism of Aboliti...

The Mexican War, and a visit to Japan...


March 15, 1847

Item #666779    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,  March 15, 1847  The front page has eight Acts of Congress, several relating to the Mexican War. Page 3 has much on the Mexican War including: "F...

Early and rare from Florida... Much on the Mexican War...


May 22, 1847

Item #670999    THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, May 22, 1847  Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Flor...
$118.00

Santa Anna threatens retribution if Childs does not leave Puebla...


November 01, 1847

Item #658830    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 1847  Page 3 has a great letter from Santa Anna to Col. Childs, stating his request that Childs evacuate the city of Puebla and if he does so he woul...

Wisconsin joins the Union as the 30th state...


June 29, 1848

Item #662644    NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 29, 1848  The back page has: "An Act for the admission of the State of Wisconsin into the Union" which takes over half a column of text (see for por...

The "fever" for California gold as begun...


September 23, 1848

Item #670738    SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1848  Page 3 begins with a lengthy article: "California" which begins: "A gold fever rages in California. The whole population have left off ti...

Mormon Temple in ruins... Slavery in California?


October 28, 1848

Item #670665    BURRITT'S CHRISTIAN CITIZEN, Worcester, Mass., Oct. 28, 1848   Page 3 has a brief report: "The Mormon Temple In Ruins" mentioning in part: "This magnificent temple was observed to b...

Gold Rush era...

Item #649225    NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1849  Although this issue does not have specific gold rush content, it is a great “period” item with 1849 in the dateline. The issue contains many ads related to Califor...

From the library of President James Buchanan...

Item #649244    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., 1849  James Buchanan, who would be President of the United States from 1857-1861, earlier served several offices at the federal level, including Congressman ...

19th century 2nd rate and damaged lot...

Item #649231    WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT  A lot of 50 2nd-rate and damaged American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896, containing at least 7 different titles within the lot. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-t...

19th century 2nd rate issues (not damaged)...

Item #649253    (50) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT (2nd rate - not damaged) of 50 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896.  All are in 2nd rate condition (none damaged) with at least 7 different titles. The issues may have st...

An instant collection...

Item #649269    WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 50 issues, with at least 10 different titles, dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition--not a damaged lot.  No pulpish newspapers!  A great valu...
$112.00

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

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...

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


May 20, 1852

Item #665859    FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, May 20, 1852  We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the co...
$7,250.00

Westward expansion... Decorative masthead...

Item #649254    OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, 1850-1856  A lot of four issues in mixed condition, all with a great masthead and with at least some westward-expansion themed reporting and/or advertising.  One of the more ...

The Henry Clay monument which was never built...


September 08, 1855

Item #671155    SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 8, 1855  The ftpg. has a print and article on: "The New Clay Monument, Lexington, Kentucky" but it is not the version which was ultimately dedicated two...

Prints from the West before the Civil War... Nebraska and Kansas...


June 21, 1856

Item #668545    THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, June 21, 1856 Near the back is a full page with 3 scenes headed: "The Nebraska and Kansas Territory" with the prints captioned: "Ancient Bluff Ruins, Nebrask...

Republican party's first Presidential candidate...


June 21, 1856

Item #672842    NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, June 21, 1856  * John C. Fremont nomination * 1st nominated for United States president A very historic issue for the Republican party as it reports their first President...
$185.00

The rare "steamer edition" of an early California newspaper...


October 06, 1856

Item #665945    SAN FRANCISCO HERALD, California, Oct. 6, 1856  A very rare & early newspaper from California as this is the "San Francisco Herald For The Steamer" as noted at the top of pages 2-8, more comm...
$275.00

Brigham Young is the law of the land...


April 01, 1857

Item #666645    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 1, 1857  The top of page 3 has a report headed: "From Utah" which tells of the rule of law in the Utah Territory. A portion notes: ".....

Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...


April 30, 1859

Item #670018    NEW YORK CLIPPER, April 30, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper subtitled: "American Sporting & Theatrical Journal". The front page features a print of: "Yacht Club Houses In Englan...

The captured slave ship... Lincoln as a candidate...


May 15, 1860

Item #671085    NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1860  Several nice reports including: "The Captured Slaver Wildfire" "Further Particulars--Names of the Crew and What the Cargo Consisted of...". This was a not...

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, ...

Large & ornate masthead from the Civil War...

Item #649226    NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, 1861  The title reflects the theme of this issue, being primarily a farming-related newspaper with agricultural concerns taking much of the front page and ...

Lincoln's first inauguration...


March 05, 1861

Item #669342    NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 5, 1861  Page 5 has nice one column heads announcing the significant news of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration, the heads including: "THE NEW ADMINISTRATION" ...
$375.00

Our premier Civil War lot...

Item #649219   
THE CIVIL WAR--a lot of the very best of all titles. Here is a group of ten issues of the famous New York Times and/or NY Tribune and/or NY Herald, much like those listed throughout our website, in good shap
...
$132.00

A Charles Dickens publication...

Item #649245    ALL THE YEAR ROUND, London, 1862 (single issue from 1862)  This was a weekly periodical "Conducted By Charles Dickens", as noted in the masthead. Filled with various literary content, this issue ...

A great value... At a lesser price...

Item #649275    (10) The CIVIL WAR:  a lot of 10 issues all non-New York titles from during the Civil War and all have war reports.  A great set for a reseller or for someone looking to obtain authentic Civil War new...

Map of Charleston, South Carolina...


January 05, 1862

Item #672491    THE NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 5, 1862  The front page features a large Civil War map headed: "IMPORTANT MOVEMENTS NEAR CHARLESTON, S. C." Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "IM...

Battle of Port Royal Ferry...


January 07, 1862

Item #672493    NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 7, 1862  Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Battle of Port Royal Ferry" "Decisive Union Victory" "Sharp Skirmishing & Flight of the Rebels" "A F...

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...


January 25, 1862

Item #671134    LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Jan. 25, 1862  Save for a damaged issue from 1861, this is the earliest Los Angeles newspaper we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of L...

Map shows the Tennessee River Valley...


February 06, 1862

Item #670321    NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 6, 1862  The ftpg. features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Gunboat Expedition Up The Tennessee. Map of the Tennessee River, Showing the Position of Fort Henry & the Batter...

Battle of Fort Henry, Tennessee...


February 07, 1862

Item #671179    DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1862  Half of the front page is taken up with ads with the other half having various news items including: "Interesting From the North--Notes On The War"...

Map shows details of Columbus, Kentucky...


February 09, 1862

Item #670322    NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 9, 1862  The ftpg. features a nice and detailed map headed: "The Key To The Mississippi River. The Fortifications at Columbus, Kentucky--Strength of the Position." The bal...

Battle of Fort Donelson....


February 19, 1862

Item #671000    NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 19, 1862  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "The Great Victory" "Additional Particulars of the Capture of Fort Donelson" "Graphic Descripti...

Fort Donelson & Clarksville, Tennessee....


February 20, 1862

Item #671026    NEW YORK HERALD, February 20, 1862  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "Important From Tennessee" "Evacuation of the Rebel Forts at Clarksville" "Additional Detai...

Huge map... The Monitor vs. the Merrimac...


March 12, 1862

Item #665983    NEW YORK HERALD, March 12, 1862  Simply an incredible Civil War map newspaper, as the entire front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "THE EVACUATION OF MANASSAS. The Stars and Stripes Waving Ov...
$138.00

Civil War maps shows Amelia Island, Florida, plus Fort Clinch, and more...


March 18, 1862

Item #670875    NEW YORK HERALD, March 18, 1862 Rarely do maps of Florida appear in Civil War newspapers, however this issue is a nice exception. The ftpg. features 3 maps headed: "OPERATIONS ON THE FLORIDA AND GEORGIA ...

The death of Commodore Uriah P. Levy...


March 25, 1862

Item #665984    NEW YORK HERALD, March 25, 1862  The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 7 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore,...
$137.00

Proclamation by Confederate President Jefferson Davis...


May 16, 1862

Item #668269    CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, May 16, 1862  This was one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline. Pages 1, 2 & 4 have various war...

General Butler imposes martial law in New Orleans...


May 22, 1862

Item #668401    KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, May 22, 1862  Pages 2 and 3 contain the full and very lengthy text of the: "Proclamation of General Butler " which was his proclamation to the people of New Orlean...

Battle of Gaines's Mills...


July 19, 1862

Item #172590    HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 19, 1862  The front page has: "Brigadier-General George A. M'Call" "Brigadier-General Fitz-John Porter" and "The 'White House' On th...
$46.00

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$24.00

Jefferson Davis on prisoners... Battle of Gaines' Mill...


August 04, 1862

Item #671178    RICHMOND WHIG, Virginia, Aug. 4, 1862  Not only a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from its capital as well. The ftpg. has an editorial piece headed: "Retaliation" and other items headed: &quo...

News from the Confederacy...


October 31, 1862

Item #671063    DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 31, 1862  Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery. Among...
$142.00

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


November 04, 1862

Item #671199    DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 4, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue. Among the articles are: "The Capital of the Southern Confed...
$145.00

Huge eagle engraving in the masthead...

Item #649242    GLEASON'S LITERARY COMPANION, Boston, 1863  Obviously a literary publication from the Civil War era, the prime feature being the huge eagle engraving in the masthead, with a wingspan of 7 inches. There...

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...

Mormon article on the front page...


January 01, 1863

Item #668303    THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Jan. 1, 1863  The front page has: "Momonism & Double Love" which is a report of a man conflicted by being in love with two woman, who then encounters a Mor...

Lengthy message from Jefferson Davis...


January 17, 1863

Item #671096    NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 17, 1863  Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "The Rebel Message" "The Document In Full" "What Jeff. Davis Says of President Lincoln's Emancipa...

Huge Civil War map on the front page...


April 11, 1863

Item #670308    NEW YORK HERALD, April 11, 1863  The front page is dominated by a huge Civil War map headed: "THE FIGHT AT CHARLESTON - Opening Fire at the Rebel Stronghold...Position of the Rebel Batteries". ...

The Gettysburg Address on the front page...


November 23, 1863

Item #670143    DAILY MISSOURI DEMOCRAT, St. Louis, Nov. 23, 1863  It would be difficult to argue for a more notable speech from the 19th century than the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln. The top of page 2...
$1,450.00

The condition of the South in the Civil War...


February 13, 1864

Item #666353    ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Feb. 13, 1864  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. ...

The famous anti-slavery newspaper...


May 27, 1864

Item #668505    THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 27, 1864  This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the o...

Confederate newspaper from Raleigh, near the end of the war...


November 23, 1864

Item #671044    THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 23, 1864  Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Linc...
$168.00

War reports from a Confederate newspaper in Columbia...


November 24, 1864

Item #669468    THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 24, 1864  A rather rare title and great that it has the word “Southern” in the title. The front page has: "War News - The Situ...
$124.00

Ornate masthead...

Item #649267    ADVOCATE FAMILY GUARDIAN, New York, 1865  A rather ornate & decorative masthead in this small newspaper, filled primarily with literary & womanly concerns. Edited by Mrs. Sarah R. Bennett of the &q...

1865 Wilmington, North Carolina...


February 23, 1865

Item #672495    SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, February 23, 1865 * Capture of Fort Anderson * Wilmington, North Carolina Page 2 has various reports on the Civil War with one column headings. See image...

From this former Confederate stronghold, shortly after Union occupation...


March 15, 1865

Item #668013    CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, March 15, 1865  This is an early issue of this former Confederate stronghold when under Sherman's control, which he occupied on February 18. As might be imagined t...

Funeral of Abraham Lincoln...


April 18, 1865

Item #670190    NEW YORK TIMES, April 18, 1865  Much good content in this issue, which has all columns on all 8 pages black-bordered due to the death of Lincoln. The front page has one column heads including: "THE ...
$193.00

The funeral of Abraham Lincoln...


April 21, 1865

Item #668243    THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, April 21, 1865  Graphically this a very appealing issue, as all columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered, plus at the very top above the masthead is a black-bordered banner: &qu...
$163.00

Nice coverage of the Lincoln funeral...


April 22, 1865

Item #668792    NEW YORK HERALD, April 22, 1865  Half of the first column is taken up with a nice stack of headlines concerning Lincoln's funeral, including: "THE FUNERAL TRAIN" "Sad & Interesting D...

The capture of Jefferson Davis...


May 20, 1865

Item #671040    ARMY NAVY JOURNAL, New York, May 20, 1865  The front page has an article headed "The Military Situation" and beginning: "The pursuit & capture of Jeff. Davis, the surrender of Taylor, an...

Yosemite diagram and discoveries...


October 18, 1865

Item #669335    NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 18, 1865  The front page has a detailed, column-wide diagram and a wonderful account of a visit the Yosemite Valley and surrounding region: "From The Missouri To The Pacific...X...

From the town where the Confederacy began and ended...


November 17, 1865

Item #671143    THE ABBEVILLE PRESS, South Carolina, Jan. 12, 1866  An elusive title from this Southern town shortly after the end of the Civil War. Abbeville has the unique distinction of being both the birthplace and ...

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...

Early baseball from just after the Civil War...

Item #649236    NEW YORK TIMES, 1865-1866  A lot of five issues of the New York Times from just after the Civil War, each with a report of a baseball game. These issues provide a mid-19th century perspective of America&rs...

A battle with the Fenians in Canada...


June 05, 1866

Item #665919    CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, June 5, 1866  pages 2 and 3 have coverage of the Battle of Ridgeway, heads: "Fenian Recruits" "Habeas Corpus Writ Served" "Reported Murder of ...

View of Chattanooga...


September 08, 1866

Item #671033    LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 8, 1866  Inside has a full page print: "Chattanooga, Tennessee, From Lookout Mountain". Other prints include: "Bacon's Castle, Surry, Virginia&q...

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...

The Lincoln assassination plot...


July 18, 1867

Item #669960    CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, July 18, 1867  Page 3 has a report headed: "The Assassination  Plot" which comments on a letter signed by Booth, Payne, Harold, and Atzerodt, ending wit...

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 ...

Latest inventions of the day... 1870's...

Item #649217    (10) SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, 1870's  A nice lot of ten issues from this fascinating period---the 'golden age' of American inventiveness---with much coverage of the latest inventions &...

From the Oneida Community...

Item #649272    THE CIRCULAR or AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, 1870's  A lot of 10 issues from this well-known socialist "commune" (of Oneida flatware/silverware fame) from the post-Civil War 19th cen...

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: ...

This paper lasted but two issues... A supplement as well...


March 01, 1870

Item #673039    THE NELSON CLARION, New Hampshire, March, 1870  This is the volume 1, number 1 issue of an exceeding rare newspaper. In fact the only other date which existed was May, 1871, which was volume 1 number 2. &q...
$244.00

Very early from San Diego, and with good content...


October 12, 1871

Item #670489    SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 12, 1871  Not jusst a very early newspaper from San Diego (a vol. 2 issue) but with nice content as well, as the front page has column-wide heads: "CHICAGO"...

The New York Herald's search for Dr. Livingstone...


December 22, 1871

Item #670885    NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 22, 1871  Half of the first column of page 3 is taken up with a very nice stack of headlines concerning the search for the African explored Dr. Livingstone. Among the heads: "DR....

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...

The very beginning of the Financial Panic of 1873...


September 18, 1873

Item #672650    THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 18, 1873. This issue has fine early coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" - which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Compa...
$158.00

Very beginning of the Panic of 1873...


September 19, 1873

Item #671092    NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 19, 1873  This issue has fine coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company. There are ...
$158.00

Financial Panic of 1873...


September 22, 1873

Item #672647    THE WORLD, NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 1873  This issue has fine follow up coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" - precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Compa...
$158.00

Financial Panic of 1873...


September 23, 1873

Item #672646    THE WORLD, NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 1873  This issue has fine follow up coverage on what became known as: "The Panic of 1873", which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke...
$158.00

The Molly Maguires... Stanley in Africa...


December 02, 1874

Item #665839    NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 2, 1874  Page 3 beings with some nice column heads on Stanley's exploration in Africa: "AFRICA" "Mr. Henry M. Stanley's Present Expedition" "The Slave...

Execution of the outlaw Vasquez...


March 20, 1875

Item #671047    THE NEW-YORK TIMES, March 20, 1875  The front page has: "Execution Of The Bandit Vasquez" "Hanged At San Jose, Cal., Yesterday--No Attempt At Rescue--He Is Cool To The Last." The repo...
$166.00

The first newspaper published in Wyoming...


August 26, 1875

Item #669475    CHEYENNE DAILY LEADER, Wyoming (Territory), Aug. 26, 1875  A very elusive title from 15 years before Wyoming statehood. The Leader was the very first newspaper published in the territory, having begun in S...

Early report on the historic Custer Massacre...


July 07, 1876

Item #667994    ARIZONA WEEKLY MINER, Prescott, July 7, 1876  Page 2 has not one but three reports concerning the Custer Massacre in Montana. The earliest report notes: "...General Custar [sic] with five companies ...
$230.00

From Sag Harbor, Long Island...


January 11, 1877

Item #671161    THE SAG HARBOR EXPRESS, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, Jan. 11, 1877  An uncommon title from this once-famous whaling town near the eastern end of Long Island, now more famous as a playground for the r...

Great from the ghost town from the Comstock Lode...


July 14, 1877

Item #668832    GOLD HILL DAILY NEWS, Gold Hill, Nevada, July 14, 1877  A fascinating newspaper from this town just outside of Virginia City, at one point a booming mining town with a population of 8,000. Today it is all ...

Criminal career of Texas outlaw Sam Bass comes to an end...


July 22, 1878

Item #671056    ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 22, 1878  The top of page 7 has column heads: "THE JIG IS UP" "Sam Bass and His Gang Come to Grief" "A Running Fight With the Texas Despera...
$188.00

Edison invents his famous electric lamp...


December 24, 1879

Item #671082    THE SUN, New York, Dec. 24, 1879  The ftpg. begins with a great article, taking over a full column, headed: "EDISON'S LAMP YET BURNING" "The Inventor's Calculation that this is Equiv...
$140.00

Seven issues from the "Old West"...

Item #649238    A lot of seven "Old West" newspapers, each with a different title from California dating in the 1870's through 1890's. A nice opportunity for a mini-set of different "Wild West" titl...

A great lot from the Old West... at a reduced price...

Item #649271    (10) A lot of ten "OLD WEST" newspapers from California, dating in the 1870's through 1890's, and priced at a bargain due to edge tears, mends, wear, etc. which makes them somewhat 2nd-rate. T...

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.

Inventions of the late 1800's...

Item #649278    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A lot of 36 2nd-rate issues from 1880's and 1890's, containing many photos or illustrations, providing a nice look at the latest inventions and scientific improvement...

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...

The first newspaper published in Modesto, California...


February 04, 1881

Item #671182    STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, Feb. 4, 1881  An early newspaper from this city in North-central California which when it began in 1868 was the first newspaper in Modesto. In 1881 the p...

Gunfight at the OK Corral...


October 28, 1881

Item #667993    THE INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL, Indiana, Oct. 28, 1881 Rarely did period newspapers report the now-famous "gunfight at the OK Corral", which did not become a part of modern Western folklore until the 1957 ...
$745.00

President's expedition to the Yellowstone...


August 13, 1883

Item #646566    ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 13, 1883   Page 2 has column heads: "LIFE ON THE PLAINS" "President Arthur on His Trip to the Yellowstone" "Viewing the Western Wonderland from the S...

A rare title from the Dakota Territory...


April 02, 1884

Item #668031    THE INTER STATE, Gary, Dakota, April 2, 1884  A very rare territorial newspaper from that is present-day South Dakota, five years before statehood. They refer to themselves as the "Gate City of Dakota...
$185.00

Shot in a saloon fight... Murdered & robbed...


October 18, 1884

Item #668432    ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 18, 1884  This title always had a wealth of typically Western-themed reports as well as ads. Page 3 begins with: "Criminal Calendar" "Two Men Fatally Shot in...

Salt Lake City title with a Mormon flair...

Item #649257    (5) DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, early 1880's  A lot of 5 issues, from several years before statehood with much local news of the day.  Articles with Mormon interest and perspe...

From West Baton Rouge...


May 22, 1886

Item #668254    THE SUGAR PLANTER, West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 22, 1886  A quite uncommon title from the South. We had a few issues from the first year of the Civil War. this this is the first of a post-war issue. ...

Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "Broadway"...


April 10, 1888

Item #672515    NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1888  * Walt Whitman's "Broadway" * First appearance in printing * Would appear later in "Leaves of Grass" In the third column of page 6 is ...
$125.00

Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "LIFE"...


April 15, 1888

Item #672528    NEW YORK HERALD, April 15, 1888  * Walt Whitman's "LIFE" * First appearance in printing * Would appear later in "Leaves of Grass" The 5th column of page 16 has the po...

Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "To-Day of Thee""...


April 23, 1888

Item #672524    NEW YORK HERALD, April 23, 1888  * Walt Whitman's "TO-DAY OF THEE" * First appearance in printing * Would appear later in "Leaves of Grass" On the fourth column of pa...
$125.00

Frederic Remington illustrations...

Item #672496    HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, November, 1889  "The Mexican Army" article contains fourteen illustrations of various sizes by Frederic Remington. Other articles within the issue are...

Jacob Furth, a notable Jew...


December 21, 1893

Item #670872    FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 21, 1893  Of special note is an article: "Notable Jews--Jacob Furth" which includes a photo of him & an article on his life. The ftpg. has a...

By the Southern California Hotel Association...


June 14, 1895

Item #670960    LOS ANGELES DAILY HOTEL GAZETTE, California, June 14, 1895  An interesting newspaper calling itself: "The Official Organ Southern Calif. Hotel Association". Logically, the content & the adver...
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