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A handsome newspaper...

Item #670105

March 03, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, March 3, 1715 

* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings

One of the nicer mastheads of the early 18th century with two nice engravings in the masthead, one showing a post boy on horseback "trumpeting" the news.

The front page includes: "Tuesday last being the birthday of her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, the court the... See More  

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Very descriptive of St. Lucia...

Item #660235

April 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1782  Inside has over a full page article: "An Account of  the Island of St. Lucia" which is very descriptive. The accompanying map called for is lacking. The other plate called for is lacking as well.

Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a much more s... See More  

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

Item #670392
THE THEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, New York, November & December, 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 condition. ... See More  

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Responses from the President, John Adams...

Item #668962

October 15, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 15, 1798  Page 2 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Kanhawa County, with the response signed: John Adams. Also an address from the grand jurors of Hampshire County to the President, with the response signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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Thomas Jefferson on the judiciary in 1776...

Item #667464

May 10, 1803

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, May 10, 1803  Page 2 has a nice items reflecting up a letter signed by: Th. Jefferson from 1776 concerning the judiciary.

Eight pages, 9 by 11 1/4 inches foxing & minor wear at the margins.

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Many reports from the War of 1812...

Item #664872

July 15, 1813

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 15, 1813  The ftpg. has a lengthy editorial on the War of 1812 headed: "Madison's War!" Also on the ftpg. is a letter from General Dearborn to the Secretary of War from Fort George, then another letter from Fort George, also: "From Fort Meigs", a letter Green Clay to General Harrison with his response signed in type: Wm. H. Harrison,... See More  

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Exploring the Yellowstone... Westward expansion...

Item #685014

January 15, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 15, 1820 

* Yellowstone expedition - American frontier

Certainly the best is the lengthy report headed: "Expedition to the Yellow Stone" which has some great detail on this expedition, which is a very early report. The text takes over 3 pages and includes a half pg. chart headed: "Statement Showing the Movement of the Troops com... See More  

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New weapon is created... A stowaway slave case...

Item #671418

October 15, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 15, 1836  Content includes: "Another Slave Case" concerning a runaway slave; "War In Florida" with the Indians; "The Hindoo Exhibition" and more.

The back page has: "New Weapon" with the report stating: "We have been...shown one of the most awfully destructive weapons, made by gen. Houston's orders, ... See More  

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The Taos, New Mexico Revolt...

Item #666780

March 18, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,  March 18, 1847 

* Taos Revolt - New Mexico

* Mexican-American War

Page 3 has over half a column headed: "Important From New Mexico"  which has a subhead: "Insurrection at Taos".

This was the Taos Revolt, an insurrection in January 1847 by Hispano and Puebloan allies against the United States’ occupati... See More  

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A great wealth of content on the Mexican War...

Item #666782

March 20, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 20, 1847  Page 2 has a great wealth on the Mexican War, the focus being the lengthy: "Proclamation by the General Commanding the Army of the United States of America: To the People of Mexico". It begins: "After manly years of patient endurance, the United States are at length constrained to acknowledge that a war now exists ... See More  

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Reporting the Mexican War and more...

Item #671932

July 08, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847  The front page has: "Late From Vera Cruz" with news on the Mexican War taking over half a column. Inside includes: "The News From Mexico" "A Visit to Lake Superior" "A Faithful Negro" and more.

Four pages, some damp staining to the lower half, generally good.

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Great fight with the Apache Indians...

Item #668219

October 30, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, 1849  Page 2 has a nice article: "Great Fight With The Apaches"  which is mostly taken up with an account of a battle headed: "American Guerrilla Company of Capt. Box, Santiago, Sept. 3, 1849". Nice detail in this letter.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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The "science" of phrenology had its own publication...

Item #672100

January 01, 1853

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, January, 1853  Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

Inside has various prints of men & women, including; "The Good Man & the Murderer--A Cont... See More  

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Taking "Big Ben" from the foundry to the Westminster clock tower...

Item #669601

November 01, 1856


* Big Ben - Great Bell

* Palace of Westminster

Inside has a nearly half page print captioned: "Removal of the Bell For the Great Clock of Westminster Palace."

This is what we know as the original "Big Ben", the largest of the bells in the Westminster clock tower. Although technically Big Ben is just the bell, the ... See More  

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Funeral of Rep. Preston Brooks...

Item #666651

January 30, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 1857 

* Death of Preston Brooks - funeral

* South Carolina Congressman

Page 3 begins with nearly half a column article: "Funeral of the Hon. Preston S. Brooks" who died 3 days previous.

Brooks is most remembered for his May 22, 1856, attack upon abolitionist and Republican Senator Charles Sumner, whom he beat nearly to... See More  

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Fort Pickens and Charleston...

Item #172532

December 28, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 28, 1861  The full front page is taken up with: "Union Refugees From Western Missouri Coming Into St. Louis". Other prints inside include: "Entrance to Fort Pickens, Facing Fort Barancas, After Two Days' Bombardment" "Northern Row of Guns at Fort Pickens..." "Bird's-Eye View of Fort Pickens During the Bombardme... See More  

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Map of war events in Arkansas...

Item #670334

March 01, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, March 1, 1862  The front page features a Civil War map headed: "OPERATIONS IN ARKANSAS - The Position of Benton & Fayetteville, Recently Capture by Gen. Curtis".

Among ftpg. column heads: "News From the South" "Jeff Davis' Message to the Rebel Congress" "The Despairing Cry of the Rebels" "The Rebel Leaders Have Attempted M... See More  

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Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670022

September 20, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 20, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Rebels Firing Into A Train Near Manassas". Much war reporting inside. The back page has a cartoon: "Photography".

Eight pages, untrimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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The historic American Watch Company...

Item #669735

April 11, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 11, 1863  The front page has a large print of: "The Factory of the American Watch Company" in Waltham, Massachusetts. The balance of the front page is taken up with an article on it carrying over to take all of page 2 & a bit of page 3.

This site remains today as an historic district.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Promoting a book on the life of Stonewall Jackson...

Item #672012

October 07, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 7, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Richmond Life" "A Thrilling Biography of the Great General of the South - An Authentic Life of STONEWALL JACKSON - Life, Services & Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson..." with more on this new book.

Also: "From East Tennessee" "Advance of Gen. Burnside's Forces t... See More  

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At Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge...

Item #672011

October 17, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 17, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From Virginia" "Another Great Battle Near at Hand!" "Lee's Army at Manassas" "Gen. Meade's Forces in Readiness for an Attack" "Threatening Movement Toward Leesburg" "News From Chattanooga" "The Rebel Batteries Withdrawn from Look... See More  

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Chattanooga & Lookout Mountain...

Item #672009

November 18, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 18, 1863  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "NEWS FROM CHATTANOOGA" "Junction of Gen. Sherman's Corps with the Army Under General Grant!" "The Rebel Battery at Work on Lookout Mountain" "Bragg Receiving Reinforcements" "Army of the Potomac Again Advancing" "A Battle Expected Within Four Day&q... See More  

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How to better armor ships...

Item #669696

January 02, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 2, 1864  The entire front page is taken up with a nice graphic and article: "Improved System For Armored Ships".

The graphics show how damage to a ship differs when a steel/wood shall is constructed differently. A nice graphic from the Civil War and a logical item for a scientific publication. The article continues on to page 2 where is another g... See More  

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General Grant's campaign...

Item #172808

August 20, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 20, 1864  The front page has prints; "Before Petersburg--Carrying Powder to the Mine" "Col. Pleasant Superintending the Arrival of the Powder" "General Grant's Campaign--Hancock's Corps Crossing the James River from Jones's Neck" plus an article: "Before Petersburg."

Prints inside include a small map ca... See More  

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Horrors of the Andersonville prison camp...

Item #671961

September 09, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 9, 1865

* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz

The first column heads include: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday" "The Prisoner Applies for Spiritual Advisers" "More Shocking Barbarities" "Complicity of the Richmond Authorities" "Documentary Evidence".

Andersonville prison camp was commanded by C... See More  

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Indians disrupting work on the transcontinental railroad...

Item #669956

June 20, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, June 20, 1867  Page 3 begins with an interesting report: "Union Pacific Railroad" which comments on the construction efforts of the transcontinental railroad, including: "...work would have to be abandoned on the Union Pacific Railroad unless more protection was furnished against Indians...the track continues to be laid at the rate of two m... See More  

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The Wagon Box Fight in Wyoming...

Item #669938

August 15, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, Aug. 15, 1867 

* Wagon Box Fight... Red Cloud's War

* Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming

The top of page 2 has a report; "Fight With The Indians - Leiut. Jenness Killed".

The report notes in part: "...that a hard fought battle between the Indians & whites occurred near Fort Phil Kearney...party left the fort for the purpose of gather... See More  

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Mormon conference is adjourned...

Item #671992

April 15, 1872

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1872  The front page has: "UTAH" "Mormon Conference Adjourned--Fanaticism--Secret Organization--Snow-Slides". See the photos for the full text.

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, some binding residue at the spine of the back page, good condition.

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The Lowry War in North Carolina...

Item #697958

May 07, 1872


* Francis M. Wishart burial

* Lowry's War - gang

* Pembroke, North Carolina

* Scuffletown

Page three has an article on the Lowery (Lowry, Lowrie) War in North Carolina.

The Lowry War is a notable event in North Carolina history. Led by Henry Berry Lowry, whose father and brother were murdered by men of the Confederate Home Guard, a band of Ameri... See More  

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From the early days of Procter & Gamble...

Item #671918

December 17, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 17, 1881  The entire front page is taken up with five prints captioned: "How Candles are Made. Manufactory of Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio." with each print showing a different step in the process. There is some text as well which carries over to pages 4, 5 and 6 and where also are found nine additional prints.

A very nice & early i... See More  

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Nice A.B. Frost hunting print...

Item #176296

January 01, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 1, 1898  Front page has a full page illustration by W. A. Rogers called "Plenty of Work for the New Year". There is a page with 5 photos and an article on "England's Little War in India".

There is a very nice full page illustration by A. B. Frost titled "Ruffed-Grouse Shooting--An Open Shot". The double page centerfold ... See More  

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Many early photos of Southern California... New Year's Day...

Item #672044

December 29, 1904

LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 29, 1904  Still has the color front cover with a New Year's theme (wear at margins, some dirtiness). Inside has a few New Year's items, plus a wealth of photos of buildings in: "Delightful Southern California, The Land of Sunshine and Bloom".

Lacking the back cover. Mild margin wear.

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British liner California is torpedoed by a German sub...

Item #671960

February 08, 1917

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Feb. 8, 1917 

* SS California sunk

* German submarine attack

* World War I tensions rise

The top of the front page has a report of the torpedoing of the British liner California: "LINER SUNK WITHOUT WARNING" "California Torpedoed Off Irish Coast" "WOMEN & CHILDREN ARE MISSING" "No Americans Killed" &quo... See More  

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The first step towards ending Prohibition...

Item #671934

February 27, 1930

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 27, 1930 

* Prohibition - 18th Eighteenth Amendment

* Wets vs. Drys in Washington D.C.

* Beginning of the end ?

The front page has a two column head: "DRY LAW REPEAL URGED ATTERBURY AND OTHERS BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE" with subheads.

Was this the beginning of the fight to repeal Prohibition? Lengthy text continues on page 4.

Complete in 48 pages, this is... See More  

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Casey Stengel & the Brooklyn Dodgers...

Item #671935

February 24, 1934

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 24, 1934 

* King Leopold III coronation

* Casey Stengel takes over

* Brooklyn Dodgers manager

* MLB baseball

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Leopold Ascends Belgian Throne; Pledge to Serve Nation Cheered" with subhead. The report continues on page 3 with photos.

The sport's section (page 9) has one column headings that include:... See More  

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Nolan Ryan wins his 300th game...

Item #671933

August 01, 1990

USA TODAY, August 1, 1990 

* MLB baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan

* Texas Rangers - 300th victory

The front page of the Sports Section tells of Nolan Ryan achieving his 300th victory, with a photo of him. At the time he was only the 20th Major League Baseball pitcher to ever do so.

Complete in 4 sections, nice condition.... See More  

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