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649224

Full page engravings from the 1700's...

Item #649224
(10) A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, maps, etc. A few defects at the margins, some of the fold lines of multi-panel plates may be archivally mended from the reverse, but otherwise nice condition.

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649223

A variant and short-lived title...

Item #649223
THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England  1704-1706  A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common. A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides measuring 8 by 13 inches. The image shown is only an example of the layout and condition of what you will receive. Actual issues vary within the specifications given.

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649221

Early and notable 18th century title... Addison & Steele...

Item #649221
THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1712  One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, trimmed, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches. Red ink stamps do not appear to be present.

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649222

Rare, early title...

Item #649222
FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, 1731 A quite rare title from England with a very early date and a partial red tax stamp in a lower corner of the front page. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.

Four pages, approximately 10 by 13 inches, a bit of foxing, overall very good. The image shown is only representative of the look (format) and condition of the issue you will... See More  

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670115

Mention of the Battle of Culloden...

Item #670115

May 19, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 19, 1746  This early Scottish newspaper has reporting on the Jacobite War, including a ftpg. item noting: "...hear that his Royal Highness the Duke was soon to march from Inverness...The rout was by Fot Augustus & Inverlochy; five other regiments are marching thro' Badenoch...". Inside has: "...numbers of the Rebels, after the ov... See More  

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657522

Concerning the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #657522

December 23, 1746

THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, Dec. 23, 1746  The front page has a report of trial for  those involved in the recent Jacobite Rebellion, noting: "The Grand Jury found  bills of indictment for High Treason against..." with a list of names. And mention of a free pardon for one of the men.

Page 3 has reports on the on-going War of Austrian Succession.

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670880

The Gin Act of 1751...

Item #670880

June 25, 1751

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 25, 1751  The front page has a list of Acts of Parliament to which the King of England gave his Royal Assent to, one of which is the historic Gin Act.

This was an Act enacted in order to reduce the consumption of spirits, a popular pastime, that was regarded as one of the primary causes of crime in London. By prohibiting gin distillers from selling to unlice... See More  

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667023

French & Indian War news...

Item #667023

March 15, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757  Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" which is a: "Letter from an Officer of Lord John Murray's Regiment, dated Schenectady". This has some nice content on the French & Indian War, & includes: "...we were ordered to join the regiment at Albany, from which place the New-Englanders had gone up to attack Cro... See More  

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667429

Plate of a very strange animal...

Item #667429
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1761  This issue includes two full page plates, one a print of a very curious animal: "The Siyah-ghuth, an Animal now in the Tower of London" with an accompanying article as well. The other plate includes two prints, one "A Portable Smelting furnace" and the other a view of: "The Valley of Menat" with descriptive articl... See More  

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666938

Celebrating the repeal of the hated Stamp Act...

Item #666938

July 05, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 5, 1766  The top of the back page has a report on celebrating the news of the repeal of the hated  Stamp Act.

A portion includes: "...from Philadelphia...full of accounts of the joy expressed by all ranks of people on their receiving the Act of Parliament for the repeal of the Stamp Act...the houses were all illuminated the next evening..." ... See More  

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667011

News from America...

Item #667011

February 19, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 19, 1767  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "The History of Greenland, Containing a Description of the Country & its Inhabitants...", continued in future issues.

Page 2 has half column of news items headed "America", as well as:  "An Extract from Obilby's Account of America" which is about South America. Another... See More  

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670145

Trouble in the colonies...

Item #670145

September 12, 1767

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Sept. 12, 1767  Page 3 contains a biting speech by the Lt. Governor of West Florida to the Assembly, noting in part: "...I find much of your attention taken up in unworthy attempts to throw reflections upon my conduct...the most insolent & shameful resolutions that any Assembly ever presented to a Governor...What must other Colonies think of you whe... See More  

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666942

New governor for New York...

Item #666942

September 14, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 14, 1771  Inside under: "America" has a report from New  York including: "...waited upon his Excellency Governor Tryon with a congratulatory address upon his  appointment & arrival in this colony...", recently named governor of New  York after having served as governor of North Carolina. A report from Boston notes tha... See More  

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670116

Indian troubles...

Item #670116

February 25, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 25, 1772  Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia which begins: "In my last I informed you of the great apprehensions we were under of an Indian rupture, and I am now sorry to have occasion to confirm that disagreeable intelligence..." with more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, foxing to the front page otherwise good.

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667030

A slave kills his master...

Item #667030

August 29, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 29, 1772  Beginning on the front page & carrying over to take most of pg. 2 is a report from Boston concerning the Massachusetts Assembly making provisions for support of the governor, and the governor supporting the colony. Included are six "resolves" from the General Assembly concerning such arrangements.

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659888

Handsome engraving of the skyline of London...

Item #659888

April 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1773  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

The contents page shows a broad mix of articles  including: "Debates of a Political Club" "The School of Love" "Origin of the Centaurs" &... See More  

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658970

Concerning the attack on Sullivan's Island...

Item #658970

January 02, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 2, 1779  The front page has a letter: "To the Admirals, Captains, and Officers of his Majesty's Royal Navy" with content relating to America. Included: "When I was at New York and Rhode Island the real friends of government applied to Lord and General Howe for permission to send their property to England...I had the honour to be employ... See More  

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659225

John Paul Jones after his naval victory... Battle of Minisink...

Item #659225

October 19, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 19, 1779  The front page has a brief item: "Paul Jones, since he has been at Amsterdam, has put into the hands of  the American agent there ransom bills to the amount  of upwards of 8000 guineas for him to procure the payment of them...Paul Jones resides at a public hotel at Amsterdam...".

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640570

Events from late in the Revolutionary War...

Item #640570

June 01, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 1, 1782  Most of the front page is taken up with: "America - From Rivington's New York Gazette" which  begins with reports of the events in New Jersey. Also: "Mr. Washington, Commander of the Rebel troops, has lately passed through Jersey...on the way to their chief posts at West Point...The soldiers of the Jersey line, it is said, h... See More  

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649641

Cornwallis is defensive of his actions at the Battle of Guilford Court House...

Item #649641

March 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 27, 1783  Most of page 4 is taken up with some great content concerning Cownwallis's defense of his actions in America, particularly in relation to criticisms from General Henry Clinton. The first part is a letter from his concerning his actions at the historic Battle of Guilford Court House, noting: "...our failure in North Carolina ws not occasi... See More  

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651190

Independent spirit of those from Vermont...

Item #651190

September 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 20, 1783  The bkpg. has a report: "Private letters from New York mention that the inhabitants of the new State of Vermont are determined to encounter every danger, and even to form alliances with the Indian nations, rather than be incorporated with, or, as they conceive, subjected to the control of any of the United American States...".

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649227

Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

Item #649227
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784  See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.

Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
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666757

The Yankee-Pennamite War...

Item #666757

November 23, 1784

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 23, 1784  Page 3 has a nice account of the dispute between Pennsylvania and Connecticut on lands in the Wyoming Valley of Pa. This dispute was known as the Third Yankee-Pennamite War. This report takes over one-third of the page.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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658799

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658799

February 07, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 7, 1786  An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial pe... See More  

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647090

John Adams' Vice Presidential inaugural address... Earliest debates in Congress...

Item #647090
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), June, 1789  This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.

Among the articles within are: "Physical & meteorological Observations, Conjectures &... See More  

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671518

The Ohio Indian Wars of the 1790's... Major Hardin...

Item #671518
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1790  The issue includes a wide range of articles taking the majority of the pages, and also has near the back several pages with an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France". There is also a report headed: "America" noting in part: "...that Major Hardin...with 200 volunteers...of Kentucky...made an expedition fr... See More  

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671558

A great, late 1700's American newspaper...

Item #671558

January 01, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1793  If you are looking for a very nice, typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price. A four page issue with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements. Wide, never-trimmed margins (desired) and in very nice, clean condition.

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665867

Jean-Pierre Blanchard, the famed balloonist...

Item #665867

January 26, 1793

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1793  Page 2 contains a letter signed by Blanchard, the renowned balloonist, noting that he is erecting a large building for the purpose of it being an: "...arostatical labortaroy, I shall not only exhibit the balloon with which I ascended here, but another, much larger, similar to that which I crossed the British chan... See More  

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671510

Six dollar reward for a runaway...

Item #671510

September 14, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 14, 1793  The front page is filled with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. The bkpg. has a: "Six Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Irish servant man, with details.

Page 2 has a full column on: "Thoughts on the Legality of the Federal States' Lottery".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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671559

From when the capital of the United States was here...

Item #671559

January 01, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1794  A fine example of a newspaper from the city which was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The ftpg. is filled with ads while news reports are on the inside pages. More ads on the back page.

Four pages with never-trimmed margins (desired), very nice, clean condition.

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666809

A displayable title... Neat music shop advertisement...

Item #666809

March 26, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 26, 1795  Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, among the illustrated advertisements on the back page is a nice one for: "Callender's Music Shop" showing a flutist, with various text as well.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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666811

A displayable title... Neat music shop advertisement...

Item #666811

August 27, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, August 27, 1795  Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, among the illustrated advertisements on the back page is a nice one for: "Callender's Music Shop" showing a flutist, with various text as well.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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670391

An obscure 18th century religious title from New York...

Item #670391
THE THEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, New York, September & October, 1795  A religious magazine which published bi-monthly, each issue dated for two months. It begin in July, 1795, and lasted only thru February, 1799, the latter issues being quarterly. An obscure title from the 18th century.

Eighty pages, disbound without a full title/contents pages,  4 3/4 by 8 inches, minor foxing, nice condi... See More  

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640340

George Washington letters regarding the Jay Treaty...

Item #640340
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1795 

Near the back are various news reports including a section headed: "America" which has a letter to the Select Men of Boston signed in type by the President: George Washington, relating to the Jay Treaty. This is followed by a letter from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia to the President, also relating to the Jay Treaty... See More  

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669401

Dealing with the Indians...

Item #669401

November 26, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston Nov. 26, 1795  Certainly one of the less common American titles from the 18th century.

Pages 1 and 2 contain: "Creek Indians - Extract of a Letter from the Sec. of War to...George Mathews, Gov. of Georgia..." which concerns a treaty with the Creek Indians. Also on page 2 is a report from Winchester which begins: "A gentleman from the South Western Territ... See More  

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659369

Letters signed by John Jay...

Item #659369

January 16, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 16, 1796  Page 3 has several letters concerning John Jay including two signed in type by him as governor of the state of New York. Much other news of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, good condition.

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668121

First native-born dentist: Dr. J. Flagg...

Item #668121

February 20, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1796  A ftpg. "Act" of the Mass. legislature is signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Also on the ftpg. is an ad for: "Dr. J. Flagg, Surgeon Dentist" with details. Kane lists Flagg as the first native-born America dentist.

Four pages, damp staining, discrete archival mend at the interior spine.

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668127

Governor Sam Adams addresses his legislature...

Item #668127

June 01, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 1, 1796  The middle of page 2 has most of a column taken up with an: "Address" of the governor of Mass. to his legislature, signed in type by him: Samuel Adams.

Page 3 has a nice advertisement for: "Church Bells of any size, cast...By PAUL REVERE..." with further details.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the right margin, good condition.... See More  

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668635

The brutality of Capt. Hugh Pigot...

Item #668635

August 31, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Aug. 31, 1796  The ftpg. has an interesting article by the notorious Captain Hugh Pigot of the British Navy, concerning cruelty towards Americans. Within a year his reputation for brutality would provide his men to mutiny, one of the bloodiest in the history of the Royal Navy, causing the death of Pigot and 9 of his officers.

Page 2 has 3 lett... See More  

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665513

Paul Revere masonic notice...

Item #665513

September 10, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 10, 1796   Page 3 has a Masonic notice for the "Grand Lodge" which is signed in type by the Grand Master: Paul Revere.

Four pages, various foxing, and chipping at the right margin does affect some text but not close to the Revere ad.

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665613

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665613

January 20, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 20, 1798  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 2 has the latest reports from Congress.

The back page has an ad for a recently published book: "Observations on Certain Documents...The History of the United States for the year 179... See More  

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660509

A note from President John Adams...

Item #660509

May 14, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, May 14, 1798  The front page has reports from the House of Representatives, which includes a: "Message" from the President signed on page 2: John Adams. It is actually a brief note introducing various documents concerning relations with France.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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669862

Lot of 7 issues of this successful political & literary journal...

Item #669862

January 10, 1801

THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, a lot of seven issues from vol. one, 1801  Edited by Joseph Dennie under the pseudonym "Oliver Oldschool" and Asbury Dickins, it espoused republican values and was the first important political & literary journal in the United States.

Each has a wide variety of content but an emphasis on literary items. Two issues have on the ftpg. one of the serie... See More  

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671629

Ten issues of this notable newspaper, all from 1802...

Item #671629

March 04, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, 1802  A lot of ten issues is this rather notable paper at the time, with high circulation. This is a nice 8 page newspaper with a variety of news items of the day, with some literary pieces as well. Measures 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches with an engraving of scales in the masthead. Very nice condition.

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666967

Jefferson falling out of favor in Virginia...

Item #666967

April 06, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, April 6, 1802  Over a full page is taken up with an interesting letter: "To my Fellow Citizens of Richmond" signed by: James Rind. It is prefaced with: "Mr. Jefferson is said to be losing his popularity in Virginia as fast as he acquired it, and the following address from a gentleman, who was formerly amongst his greates... See More  

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666996

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #666996

August 31, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, August 31, 1802  Pages 2 and 3 have much interesting content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender.

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger", due to the content of some of his reporting, which overshadowed the political content. He was a central figure in the press wars between the Federali... See More  

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670042

Very early Charleston... Thomas Jefferson...

Item #670042

February 12, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Feb. 12, 1803  A volume I issue  (number 30) of this famous title from the South. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads. The front page has an article: "Sketches of Dr. Jenner" being the famed Edward Jenner, with much on his like and work. Page 3 has two documents signed in type by the President; Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, spotted foxi... See More  

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671623

Five American newspapers: 1802-1809...

Item #671623

June 15, 1805

(5) Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, Oct. 8, 1803; United States' Gazette, Nov. 6, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Nov. 3, 1802; Independent Chronicle, Feb. 22,1808; and Providence Gazette, Oct. 1, 1808. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More  

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667306

Selling land south of Tennessee...

Item #667306

February 08, 1808

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 8, 1808  The ftpg. has two-thirds of a column taken up with 2 Acts of Congress each signed in type by the President; Th. Jefferson. One relates to the "...disposal of the lands of the United States South of the state of Tennessee."

Also a ftpg. article beginning: "The great question 'who shall be our net President,' is at length brou... See More  

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671468

Much news from the War of 1812...

Item #671468

January 09, 1813

THE WAR, New York, Jan. 9, 1813  The front page begins with an interesting editorial: "The War", and also has: "Sickness Of The Army" signed by: James Mann, Hospital Surgeon, U.S. Army. Items inside include: "Prospect of Peace" "Battle with the Indians" "The Sailor's Dinner" "Summary" "Loss of the U.S. brig Vixen of 2 Guns &... See More  

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671467

Much news from the War of 1812...

Item #671467

April 27, 1813

THE WAR, New York, April 27, 1813  The entire front page is taken up with: "British Parliament - American Affairs" which carries over to page 2. Also inside: "Impressment of American Seamen" " which include 3 affidavits; "To the Young Men of Ohio" "Northwestern Army" "Naval Memoranda" with the back page having letters from Baltimore, Fort... See More  

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664887

Items from the War of 1812...

Item #664887

November 25, 1813

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston,  Nov. 25, 1813  The ftpg. has: "Test of Patriotism!". Inside includes: " 'Backwoods' Bravery" "The Canadas" "The Crisis..." "Antidote to Treason" "Petersburg Volunteers" "British Prisoners" "Expedition Against the Indians" and a few other items on the War of 1812.

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664935

Benedict Arnold's explanation... The War of 1812...

Item #664935

January 29, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 29, 1814  Included is an article headed "Benedict Arnold" which is a piece in a British magazine prefaced with: "The famous general Arnold who abandoned the rebel service & joined our army at New York, wrote the following address to the inhabitants of America...Oct. 7, 1780." and what follows is the nearly full page letter signed
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671333

Detailed history on the troubles in the Mediterranean...

Item #671333

April 27, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 27, 1816  The first 4 pages are almost entirely taken up with: "Naval History - Account of the Operations of the American Squadron under Commodore Decatur, Against Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli", in their region where there had been on-going problems with piracy.

This is followed by 1 1/2 pages on: "The Mediterranean" being a det... See More  

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637511

Bound volume, with plates...

Item #637511
Bound volume of GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE from London, from the 1820-1840 period. Contains over 600 pgs. and has at least 8 full page plates. Six monthly issues each with a full title/index page. Modern bindings and in nice condition.

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649239

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 titles at a low price. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for $2.5... See More  

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667253

Jefferson City becomes the capital of Missouri... Benefits for Revolutionary War veterans...

Item #667253

February 23, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 23, 1822  Inside has a report headed: "Mexico" which begins: "The direct news from Mexico...is that the whole kingdom has declared independence & sworn to maintain it...A provisional government is in operation & in the latter part of the month of December delegates to a general convention were appointed in all provinces to mee... See More  

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662108

Davy Crockett before the Alamo...

Item #662108

March 03, 1830

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Massachusetts, March 3, 1830  Page 2 has: "Mr. Crockett and West Point Academy"  which is Davy Crockett's comments in the House of Rep. on a proposal to abolish the West Point Military Academy. Just 6 years before his fateful death at the Alamo.

Page 3 has: "Washington" noting: "The Capitol, President's House...which were ... See More  

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664915

President Andrew Jackson's state-of-the-union address...

Item #664915

December 11, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 11, 1830  The prime feature would be the complete printing of the very lengthy: "President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President, a tradition which began with Washington and continues to this day. This very detailed & wordy address takes over 9 pages and is signed in type: Andrew Jackson.

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662631

Davy Crockett of Tennessee...

Item #662631

March 23, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., March 23, 1831  Page 2 has almost half a column of text headed: "Mr. Crockett of Tennessee". Also: "African Newspaper" which concerns the "Liberia Herald".

Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition.

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649241

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" magazine. There is a nice comic illustration in the masthead. Four pages, 8 3/4 by 11 inches, nice condition. The photo shown is generic, but the issue you will receive will be very similar.

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667243

Reports on the U.S. Bank... Colonel Davy Crockett...

Item #667243

June 07, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 7, 1834  There is much text on: "Reports on the U. States Bank" taking nearly 7 pages. Over half a column is taken up with: "Col. Crockett" which begins: "The following is a sketch of the remarks of col. Crockett, a member of the house of representatives of the United States from Tennessee, delivered from the lower balcony o... See More  

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671624

The "downfall of Babylon" and "fake news"...

Item #671624

July 25, 1835

THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, July 25, 1835  A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin and a subtitle: "Or, the Triumph... See More  

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671432

President Andrew Jackson on the independence of Texas...

Item #671432

December 31, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1836  Pages 3 & 4 contain a message from the President to Congress headed: "United States And Texas" in which he reviews the situation in Texas and its independence. A few bits include: "...No steps have been taken by the executive towards the acknowledgment of the independence of Texas...The Acknowledgment of a new state as i... See More  

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666633

Wreck of a ship with 289 slaves on board...

Item #666633

April 26, 1841

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 26, 1841  Page 3 has a brief article: "A Slaver Wrecked" noting that: "The brig Troubadour...with 289 slaves on board...was wrecked ...on the Caycas Islands. All on board were saved...the vessel was totally lost...The negroes were taken possession of by the authorities of the island."

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671419

Death & funeral ceremonies of Andrew Jackson...

Item #671419

July 05, 1845

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 5, 1845  Near the back are several pages on the death & funeral of President Andrew Jackson, including: "Honors to Ex-President Jackson" which begins: "At the city of Washington the funeral ceremonies were observed on the 27th...". Also: "Mr. Webster's Remarks" and "Account of Gen. Jackson's Last Mome... See More  

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666788

Santa Anna's report on the Battle of Buena Vista...

Item #666788

April 05, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 5, 1847  The front page has: "Santa Anna's Report" on the battle of Buena Vista, headed: "Republican Liberating Army" and signed in type by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna.

Pages 2 and 3 have Mexican War reports including: "From The Rio Grande" "From Vera Cruz" and more.

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649225

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 California and westward expansion, including several that have small wood-cut prints. The images shown are representative of the condition and format of the issue you will receive, but actual dates... See More  

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649244

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 from 1821-31; Senator from 1837-1845, Secretary of State from 1845-9, and then Ambassador to England, 1853-1856.

This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously livi... See More  

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668229

Natural Bridge of Virginia is for sale...

Item #668229

November 26, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 1849  An interesting article noting that the Circuit Superior Court in Virginia decreed that the: "...famous property known to the world as the Natural Bridge of Virginia..." would be offered for sale. Much detail.

At this time the Natural Bridge was quite the tourist attraction, a "must see" for visitors from Europ... See More  

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649231

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-trimming, heavy foxing & wear, missing pages, cut-outs, etc.  A great lot for a dealer or for someone wishing to begin a collection when condition is not a concern. Please note the ... See More  

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671640

Reinventing the English language...

Item #671640

October 05, 1850

WECLI FONETIC ADVOCET, Sinsinati, O., Octobur 5, 1850  [Weekly Phonetic Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio]  This is one of the more curious newspapers of the 19th century.

During this time there was a movement afoot to create a new mode of writing & spelling: to spell words as they sounded, phonetically. Obviously it never caught on, but it did result in this unusual newspaper which is alm... See More  

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665894

Finalizing the Gadsden Purchase...

Item #665894

February 17, 1854

DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Feb. 17, 1854  Page 3 has an article; "Mexican Treaty" which concerns the Gadsden Purchase, the purchase of land in Southern Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico from Mexico. It would become effective on June 8.

This article is a letter to the Senate from the President with his thoughts on it, beginning: "I transmit to the Senate for its consider... See More  

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666655

William Walker's expedition to Nicaragua...

Item #666655

February 25, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 1857  Page 3 has most of a column headed: "The Situation of Walker in Nicaragua".

William Walker was an American physician, lawyer, journalist and mercenary who organized several private military expeditions into Latin America, with the intention of establishing English-speaking colonies under his personal control.

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172106

Thanksgiving...

Item #172106

December 05, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 5, 1857  Front 1/4 page illustration of "The Late General Cavaignac." Inside a large illustration of "Monument to Major-General Worth at New York." Also many illustrations pertaining to "Travel Notes in Bible Times" including "A Maronite Excommunicated," "The Subterranean Passage," and "The Great Te... See More  

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670014

Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #670014

March 12, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, March 12, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing.

The front page features a full-figure print of: "Kennovan, the California Pedestrian". Inside has reports on various sports including: "Canine" "The Trigger" "Cocking" "The Turf" &... See More  

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671589

A fleet of U.S. men-of-war...

Item #671589

July 02, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, July 2, 1859  The front page has illustration of: "Marshal Randon, the New French Minister of War" as well as a print showing: "French & Sardinian Soldiers Singing Martial Songs Through the Streets of Turin".

A large print inside shows: "Costumes of the Austrian Army".

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674859

News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

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671628

Much on John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry...

Item #671628

November 28, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 28, 1859  Page 6 has a full column headed: "John Brown's Invasion" at Harper's Ferry. The report begins: "Cheering Prospects" I have the satisfaction of announcing the expected restoration of this place to a tolerable condition of decorum. Col. Davis has been done for. His reign is ended. His occupation's gone...".

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649226

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 some inside space as well. However Civil War reporting is found on page two with a review of the week's battle events and military concerns. Of added significance is the large and very d... See More  

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671470

Abraham Lincoln's position... Fugitive slave case...

Item #671470

January 30, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 30, 1861  Near the top of the front page is: "Important From Springfield" "The Position Of the President Elect" noting in part: "...stating that Mr. Lincoln had written to his Congressional friends recommending conciliatory measures...country may rest assured that in Abraham Lincoln they have a Republican President...Mr. Lincoln is not committed t... See More  

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671471

Abraham Lincoln's position... Fugitive slave case...

Item #671471

January 30, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 30, 1861  Near the top of the front page is: "Important From Springfield" "The Position Of the President Elect" noting in part: "...stating that Mr. Lincoln had written to his Congressional friends recommending conciliatory measures...country may rest assured that in Abraham Lincoln they have a Republican President...Mr. Lincoln is not committed t... See More  

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666464

President Jackson's farewell address...

Item #666464

April 25, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861  Among the interesting articles are: "Negro Insurrection" "Order & Drill in Camp Jackson" "President Jackson's Farewell Address to the People of the United States" is signed in type: Andrew Jackson and takes 1 1/2 pages; "War News!" "Organization & Parts of the Army" and much more.

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670339

Union victory in North Carolina, with a map...

Item #670339

March 19, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, March 19, 1862  The front page is dominated by a large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE NEW  TRIUMPH IN NORTH CAROLINA - The Brilliant Victory of General Burnside at New Bern...".

Ftpg. column heads include: "The Union Advance Upon Manassas" "Centreville &I the Field of Bull Run" plus there is a wealth of reporting on page... See More  

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671462

Inaugurating the Union Baseball Grounds...

Item #671462

May 17, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 17, 1862  This was ostensibly a sporting & theater-themed newspaper with much on both.

Included under: "Base Ball" is an historic report of the "Grand Inauguration of the Union Base Ball & Cricket Grounds" with some detail. This was the famous "Union Grounds" in Brooklyn, details of which are on Wikipedia.

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673284

Captain Coles's Cupola Ships...

Item #673284

June 14, 1862

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 14, 1862

The front page features a print of: "THE CAPTAIN COLES'S CUPOLA SHIP" with accompanying text.  The back page has a print of:  "THE MEDICAL STUDENT AT HOME".

Complete in four pages, rubbing on mid-fold (minor loss), but otherwise good. The issue was once folded in quarters which and has some browning along the fo... See More  

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673283

New Orleans Cemetery...

Item #673283

June 21, 1862

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 21, 1862

The front page features a print of: "THE CITY CEMETERY OF NEW ORLEANS", with accompanying text.  The back page has a print of:  "THE BEARD MOVEMENT".

Complete in four pages, a slightly rough left spine, rubbing on mid-fold (minor loss), but otherwise good. The issue was once folded in quarters which and has some bro... See More  

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671530

Lincoln responds...

Item #671530

July 02, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 2, 1862  Among the ftpg.d column heads on the Civil War are: "Patriotic Proposition by the Loyal States" "Response of the President" which is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln; "The Fort on St. Charles River Abandoned" "Reported Bombardment of Vicksburg" "From the Army of Virginia" and much more.

Eight pages, nice conditi... See More  

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671529

Battle of Malvern Hill...

Item #671529

July 07, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 7, 1862  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Another Victory on the Mississippi" "Capture of Vicksburg" "The City Greatly Damaged" "It is to Be Utterly Destroyed" "From General McClellan's Army" "His Address to His Troops" with the full text printed here; "the Great Fight of Tu... See More  

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670019

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670019

July 12, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 12, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue has on the ftpg: "Building a Bridge Over the Chickahominy River & The Adjacent Swamps, Under the Guns of  the Enemy". War reports on page 3, and page 5 has a print of: "Boardman's ... See More  

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665995

Civil War map of Virginia...

Item #665995

December 08, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 8, 1862  The front page features a large map headed: "THE POSITION OF EASTERN VIRGINIA" showing from Norfolk to Staunton.

Among the one column heads on the ftpg. are: "Operations in Western Virginia" "A Rebel Camp Surprised & Captured" "No Loss on the Union Side" "Destitute Condition of the Rebel Army" "They ar... See More  

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649242

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 are a few illustrations within, mostly being text. Sixteen pages, 11 by 15 inches, great condition.

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670318

Map of Charleston Harbor...

Item #670318

April 01, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, April 13, 1863  The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "OPENING FIGHT OFF CHARLESTON - Scene of Action Between the Union Iron-Clads & the Rebel Batteries".

Among the first column heads: "The Fight At Charleston" "The Keokuk Destroyed by a Torpedo" "Tremendous Fire of the Rebel Batteries on the Iron-Clads" and much mor... See More  

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665981

Rebels have entered Washington, N.C...

Item #665981

April 09, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1863  The ftpg. has a nice Civil War map headed: "INVESTMENT OF WASHINGTON, N.C. - The Position of The Rebel Works--Partial Blockade of the Pamlico River" with related text.

The ftpg. also has a graphic of an "unfamiliar" flag flying on a rebel boat. One column heads including: "The Attack On Charleston" "The Bombardment Hourly Exp... See More  

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666001

Civil War map... Capture of Jackson, Mississippi...

Item #666001

May 19, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 19, 1863  The front page is dominated by a rather large Civil War map headed: "THE SITUATION IN MISSISSIPPI" showing from Mobile to Baton Rouge and north to West Point, Miss. Among the front page column heads are: "The Capture of Jackson, Miss." "The Rebels Twice Defeated" "Battle of Clear Hill" "The Enemy Routed with the Bayo... See More  

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172694

Moving on to Gettysburg...

Item #172694

July 18, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 18, 1863  The full front page is a print: "The Bombardment of Port Hudson--The 100-Pound Parrott Gun of the 'Richmond' at Work". Inside has another fullpg. with 2 scenes: "The Bombardment of Port Hudson--A Mortar Schooner at Work" & "Scene of General Paine's Assault on Port Hudson--carrying Off Our dead & wounded... See More  

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671517

Letter signed by Abraham Lincoln...

Item #671517

December 04, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 4, 1863  Among the many front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Great War Meeting" "Letter From President Lincoln" which is signed in type: A. Lincoln; "The War In Tennessee" "General Grant's Movements Still Contraband" "Rumored Demonstrations By the Rebels" "Bragg Reported Reinforced by Gen. Joe Johnston&q... See More  

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666355

With the lengthy "Supplement" issue as well... Battle of Mobile...

Item #666355

February 27, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Feb. 27, 1864  As noted in the masthead, this is the: "Gazette of the Regular & Volunteer Forces". The front page has much under the heading: "The Military Situation". Articles inside include: "Mobile & Its Defences" "The Grog Ration in the Navy" "The Campaign in the Southwest" "Florida & the... See More  

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671112

The Civil War in Tennessee... Attack on Fort Fisher...

Item #671112

December 29, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 29, 1864  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "WILMINGTON" "The Attack On Fort Fisher" "Bombardment On Christmas Day" "The Flag of the Fort Captured" "THE WAR IN TENNESSEE" "The Fruits Of Gen. Thomas' Great Victory" "Latest From Sherman" "A New Movement On Foot" "Expedi... See More  

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669804

Creating billiard balls...

Item #669804

March 04, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 4, 1865  The front pages features a nice print of a: "Lathe For Turning Billiard Balls" with a lengthy article taking over one-third of the page. A nice issue for any billiards or pool collector.

Inside has an illustrated article: "Allen's Supporter For Fractured Legs".

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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