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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...


February 02, 1802

Item #670971   
THE BALANCE &COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Feb. 2, 1802  Printed on pages 2 & 3 is: "Examination Of The President's Message, Number V" signed in type by: Lucius Crassus,
...

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


March 02, 1802

Item #666962    THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, March 9, 1802  Pages 2 & 3 contain the: "Examination Of The President's Message, Number IX" signed in type: Lucius Crassus. Although not signed t...

A blistering article on Thomas Paine... Jefferson's first state-of-the-union address...


December 28, 1802

Item #667006    THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Dec. 28, 1802  The entire ftpg. is a piece which simply skewers the character of Thomas Paine, headed: "Thomas Paine" and beginning: &quo...

From the heart of Jefferson's presidency...

Item #666403    GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia  A lot of eleven issues from 1803 offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitioned a...

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...


February 28, 1803

Item #671977    GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1803  The back page has a terrific & quite detailed notice headed: "DICKINSON COLLEGE" which details the stringent requirements of the stu...

Thomas Jefferson on the judiciary in 1776...


May 10, 1803

Item #667464    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/...

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...

Five front page Acts of Congress signed by Jefferson...


February 13, 1807

Item #668133    NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 1807  Half of the front page is taken up with five Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. One is for the erection of light...

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 ...

The historic Embargo, which would lead to the War of 1812...


April 11, 1812

Item #667217    THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 11, 1812  Over half a page is taken up with the full text of this historic: "Embargo Law" signed in type by the President: James Madison on April 4, 1814. It...

The capture of the frigate Chesapeake......


June 24, 1813

Item #664867    INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 24, 1813  Page 2 has some great reporting from the War of 1812 with items headed: "General Dearborn to General Armstrong" dated at Fort George. Then letters fr...

Many reports from the War of 1812...


July 15, 1813

Item #664872    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 Secretar...

Much from Commodore Chauncey... Funeral of James Lawrence...


August 31, 1813

Item #626767    THE WAR, New York, Aug. 31, 1813  Among the many reports on the War of 1812 are: "British Accounts - From Canada" "Descent On Plattsburgh" "British Official Account of the Capture ...

"Don't give up the ship!"...


July 22, 1815

Item #667225    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 22, 1815  The entire front page and almost all of page 2 are taken up with: "Lawrence and the Chesapeake" which has much on the battle which cost Capta...

Jews are expelled... Kentucky's Mammoth Cave...


August 24, 1816

Item #671914    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 24, 1816  One of the better items is a brief article headed: "Summary Notices of Events" which includes: "It is stated that the senate of the '...

Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...


December 27, 1817

Item #675948    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 27, 1817  Certainly the best report in this issue is headed: "Of Galveston" which is about--among other items concerning Galveston,Texas--the...

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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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...

Exploring the Yellowstone... Westward expansion...


January 15, 1820

Item #671915    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 15, 1820  Certainly the best is the lengthy report headed: "Expedition to the Yellow Stone" which has some great detail on this expedition, which is a ...

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...


September 24, 1825

Item #671913    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 #671912    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...

Commenting on the Maryland "Jew Bill"...


January 14, 1826

Item #667234    THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Jan. 14, 1826  Under the heading "Maryland" is a very nice, editorialized report acknowledging the very recent approval of the "Jew Bill" whi...

Early issue from this Southern town rich in history...


September 19, 1829

Item #671957    THE CAMDEN JOURNAL, South Carolina, Sept. 19, 1829  A very early issue from this town rich in history, being the oldest inland  town in South Carolina, the site of notable Revolutionary War battles, a...

Census to count slaves... Andrew Jackson...


April 17, 1830

Item #671436   
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 17, 1830  Over 2 pages are taken up with: "Census of 1830" which is: "An act, to provide for taking the fifth census or enumeration of the inh
...

Davy Crockett on Andy Jackson...


March 02, 1831

Item #662630    HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., March 2, 1831  Page 3 has a small article: "President Jackson not a Jackson Man!" which notes: "Mr. Crockett of Tennessee states in Congress...that he ...

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...

Slavery comes to an end in England...


August 29, 1833

Item #672108    THE TIMES, London, August 29, 1833  As Wikipedia notes the British Slavery Abolition Act was passed in 1833, receiving the royal assent on August 28. Page 2 begins with: "Parliamentary Intelligence&...

Check from Cooperstown, 1834...

Item #672995    This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated 1834. Included is the amount in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice en...

Santa Anna to be tried & shot... More from Texas...


August 06, 1836

Item #672046    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 6, 1836  The ftpg. has a short report concerning the "outrages" due to the rescue of two runaway slaves. Other articles inside include: "Lynch...

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


October 15, 1836

Item #671418    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&q...

The slave ship Amistad... The beginning of an historic case....


September 07, 1839

Item #667269   
NILES NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7 1839  Inside under "The Suspicious Looking Schooner Captured" is an outstanding account about the capture of the famous slave ship known as the Amis
...
$175.00

From the island of Malta...


April 13, 1841

Item #655529    LLOYD MALTESE, Italy, April 14, 1841  A quite uncommon little newspaper published in Italian on the island of Malta. Complete in four pages, 6 by 8 inches, great condition.

The Taos, New Mexico Revolt...


March 18, 1847

Item #666780    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,  March 18, 1847  Page 3 has over half a column headed: "Important From New Mexico"  which has a subhead: "Insurrection at Taos"...

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


March 20, 1847

Item #666782    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 Unite...

Early Tallahassee...


March 27, 1847

Item #674459    THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, March 27, 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 Florida, th...

Fine reporting on the Taos Revolt...


April 01, 1847

Item #666786    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 1, 1847  Page 3 has reports on the Taos Revolt, an insurrection by local of Northern New Mexico against the occupation of their land by Americans. Gove...

Reporting the Mexican War and more...


July 08, 1847

Item #671932    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 Mexi...

Early and rare from Florida... James Polk block signature...


August 05, 1848

Item #675953    THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, August 5, 1848  * Rare antebellum title * 3 Acts signed by James Polk Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from befor...
$110.00

Early and rare from Florida... James Polk block signature...


August 05, 1848

Item #675954    THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, August 5, 1848  * Rare antebellum title * 3 Acts signed by James Polk Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from befor...
$110.00

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...


August 10, 1848

Item #657389    NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 1848  This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Mr. Lincoln" th...

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 ...

Death of James K. Polk... Colt's Revolving Pistol ad...


June 19, 1849

Item #671939    THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849  Page 3 has much on the death of ex-President James Polk. Page 4 has a small ad for Colt's Improved Repeating Pistol. Also on page 4 is a $150 reward ad...

Details on those heading to the California gold regions...


October 05, 1849

Item #657708    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 1849  Page 3 has half a column headed: "The California Emigration" which begins: "The emigration to California from the Atlantic State...

Great fight with the Apache Indians...


October 30, 1849

Item #668219    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: "A...

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

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...

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...

Early print of the harbor of Honolulu...


April 19, 1851

Item #672052    THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 19, 1851  The  nice & quite detailed print at the top of the front page is captioned: "The Port Of Honolulu, In The Sandwich Islands", now ...

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 ...

First issue of a P. T. Barnum publication...


January 01, 1853

Item #669877    ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 1, 1853  This is the very first issue of what would become a short-lived publication which had "P.T. Barnum, Special Partner" involved in its publication, as note...

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


January 01, 1853

Item #672100    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 toda...

Ten issues of this famous illustrated newspaper...


September 01, 1855

Item #669615    ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England  A lot of ten issues: all from the year 1856. This famous illus. newspaper would spawn many similar in future years including Harper's Weekly. Each issue contains a g...

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


November 01, 1856

Item #669601    THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 1, 1856  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 o...
Item #636876    HARPER'S WEEKLY -- the first year: 1857 A lot of 6 issues but all in '2nd rate' condition. Very few illustrations from this initial year.

Funeral of Rep. Preston Brooks...


January 30, 1857

Item #666651    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 1857  Page 3 begins with nearly half a column article: "Funeral of the Hon. Preston S. Brooks" who died 3 days previous. Brooks is most ...

The notable Anderson vs. Poindexter Ohio slave case...


May 13, 1857

Item #666794    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 13, 1857  The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Important Slave Case In Ohio" which is the notable Anderson vs. Poindexter case in the Ohio S...

The latest on the situation with Brigham Young...


May 20, 1857

Item #666795    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 20, 1857  Most of the first column of page 3 is taken up with Mormon content. Headed: "The Utah Prophet", the lengthy report has much on Brigha...

Brigham Young's Proclamation of martial law... Much more Mormon reporting...


November 18, 1857

Item #671995    NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 18, 1857  Page 6 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon War" which has a report from military officers on the sit...
$278.00

Nice New Year's prints... Plan for a "submarine railway" between England & France...


January 02, 1858

Item #172116    HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1858  The front page features a full page print: "New Year's Visiting in New York". Two other nice full page prints inside: "The Birth of the Ne...
$32.00

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$17.00

Very ornate masthead...


April 09, 1859

Item #672109   
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, April 9, 1859  This newspaper has one of most ornate mastheads including an illustration of a battleship with maritime symbols bordering the front page.
...

Horace Greeley interviews Brigham Young at Salt Lake City...


August 20, 1859

Item #672033    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 20, 1859  During this time famed Tribune publisher Horace Greeley took a trip to the West and wrote a series of articles on his adventures. Of his many published articles this may be...
$186.00

On John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry... Death of Washington Irving...


November 30, 1859

Item #672051    NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 30, 1859  Page 5 has some fine reporting on this historic raid upon Harper's Ferry by abolitionist John Brown, including column heads: "From Charlestown" "A Visit ...

Lincoln to speak at the Cooper Institute...


February 27, 1860

Item #669450   
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 27, 1860  Page 5 has a notice stating that Abraham Lincoln was scheduled to speak at the Cooper Institute (on this very day), the scene of one of Lincoln's most fam
...

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 ...

Star of the West fired upon... Mississippi secedes...


January 10, 1861

Item #666003    NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 10, 1861  With the ftpg. taken up with ads, page 5 has various column heads relating to the early events of the Civil War: "The Star of the West Fired Into" "She is Ob...

Map of Pensacola Harbor & its defenses...


April 09, 1861

Item #672025    NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1861  The front page  is dominated by a very large map titled: "VIEW OF PENSACOLA HARBOR & DEFENCES" and at the top: "The Sebastopol of The Gulf Of Mexico ...

The "Confederate" newspaper from Kentucky...


May 15, 1861

Item #675951    LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, May 15, 1861  * Rare pro-Confederate title Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there ...
$147.00

Large Civil War map on the front page...


October 07, 1861

Item #672023    NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 7, 1861  The front page is dominated by a very large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN WESTERN VIRGINIA". Plus many ftpg. column heads on the war...

Rebel map on the Battle of Bull Run...


October 11, 1861

Item #672022    NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 11, 1861  The front page features a great & very detailed map headed: "Very Curious Rebel Semi-Official Pictorial View of the Battle of Bull Run". Among the many first...

The controversy over allowing Jewish clergy in the army...


November 21, 1861

Item #628574    THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 21, 1861  Page 6 has 1 1/2 columns with much related to The Chaplaincy Controversy of 1861, a noteworthy event in Jewish American History. Until this time, only Christian c...
$335.00

Fort Pickens and Charleston...


December 28, 1861

Item #172532    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 t...
$48.00

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$25.00

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...

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
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$132.00

Reports from the Civil War...


January 17, 1862

Item #672016    DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 17, 1862  Half of the front page is taken up with ads while the other half is filled with Civil War reports, headed: "Notes Of the War" and having many sub...

Map of war events in Arkansas...


March 01, 1862

Item #670334    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...

Monitor versus the Merrimac...


March 11, 1862

Item #674363    NEW-YORK TIMES, March 11, 1862 Back page heads report the famous naval battle at Hampton Roads, Virginia, between the Monitor and Merrimac: "The Battle In Hampton Roads" "Interesting Details of t...
$125.00

Negroes in the Civil War...


April 09, 1862

Item #666467    THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 9, 1862  From the midst of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "Free Negroes Crowding into Ohio" "Missionaries to Work & Educate the Negroes...

War news from the capital of the Confederacy...


June 21, 1862

Item #672019    DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, June 21, 1862  Among the reports are: "Exploits of the Mackerel Brigade - Triumph of Naval Architecture" "The Battle Near  Charleston" "The...

Great reporting on the Seven Days' Battles...


July 04, 1862

Item #672032    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1862  Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "From General McClellan's Army" "The Enemy Still Press On" "The Rebels Retreat in Disorder&qu...

Civil War related print on the front page...


September 20, 1862

Item #670022    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 ...

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...

Civil War era illustrated issues...

Item #636873    (5) HARPER'S WEEKLY  A Civil War era lot of 5 issues in very good condition.  This lot offers an excellent illustrated and textual view of this critical period in American history, at a significan...
$148.00

Confederate reporting on the Civil War... Reward for Benjamin Butler...


January 10, 1863

Item #675955    CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 10, 1863  * General  Benjamin "The Beast" Butler reward * From the origin of the Civil War Printed in the dateline is: "Confed...
$122.00

Battle of Murfreesboro...


February 25, 1863

Item #672017    DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 25, 1863  The front page has: "Our Fredericksburg Letter" "The Second Day of the Battle of Murfreesboro" which is over two columns of detailed re...

Confederacy in Petersburg...


March 04, 1863

Item #675950    THE DAILY EXPRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, March 4, 1863  * Rare Confederate title Petersburg was a critical city to the Confederacy, located not far south of the capital of Richmond, and the foc...
$177.00

Events at Port Hudson...


March 17, 1863

Item #672015    DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 17, 1863   The front page includes: "Attack On Port Hudson--The Enemy Repulsed" "Missouri From An Eye-Witness--The Military Thraldom Over the St...

The historic American Watch Company...


April 11, 1863

Item #669735    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 u...

The Civil War in East Tennessee...


October 06, 1863

Item #672013    THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 6, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From East Tennessee" "Threatening Raid by the Rebels Under Forrest" "Intent of the Rebel...

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


October 07, 1863

Item #672012    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 STO...

Civil War reports in a Charleston newspaper...


October 17, 1863

Item #671927    THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 17, 1863  Perhaps the most famous newspaper from the Confederacy. The front page has: "Latest From East Tennessee" "Good News From Lee's Army...

At Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge...


October 17, 1863

Item #672011    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" &...

General Grant's efforts in the war...


November 05, 1863

Item #672010    THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 5, 1863  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "General Grant's Department" "The Fight Near Wauhatchie" "Particulars of Gen. Hooker's...

Chattanooga & Lookout Mountain...


November 18, 1863

Item #672009    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!" ...

Lincoln on his way to Gettysburg...


November 19, 1863

Item #671996    THE WORLD, New York City, Nov. 19, 1863  This was the day Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. It can be interesting to read what others were reading when something exceedingly historic was in the ...

Lincoln's post-Gettysburg annual message and his Proclamation...


December 10, 1863

Item #671997    THE WORLD, New York City, Dec. 10, 1863  From the midst of the Civil War with front page column heads including: "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" "An Amnesty to the Southern People, with Condit...

Lincoln's proclamation in the Virginia legislature...


December 25, 1863

Item #672008    THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 25, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "News From The South" "Mr. Lincoln's Proclamation in The Virginia Legislature" "What...

How to better armor ships...


January 02, 1864

Item #669696    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 diffe...

The famous anti-slavery newspaper...


February 26, 1864

Item #669482    THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Feb. 26, 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 ...

Ulysses S. Grant assumes command of the U.S. Army...


March 18, 1864

Item #672031    NEW YORK HERALD, March 18, 1864  Among the front page heads on the Civil War are: "Important Military Movements" "General Grant's Order Assuming Command of the Union Armies". The ...

Grant assumes command: Lincoln's document...


March 26, 1864

Item #666357    ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL,  New York, March 26, 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 so...

Re-nomination of Lincoln for the Presidency...


June 17, 1864

Item #672641    THE LIBERATOR, Boston, June 17, 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 ...

General Grant's campaign...


August 20, 1864

Item #172808    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" &quo...
$46.00

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$24.00

War reports from a Confederate newspaper in Columbia...


November 23, 1864

Item #671990    THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 23, 1864  A rather rare title and great that the title includes the word “Southern”. The front page is mostly taken up with ads. Th...
$115.00

Confederate newspaper from Raleigh... Sherman's march through Georgia...


November 30, 1864

Item #674447    THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 30, 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...
$235.00

Sherman's march to the sea...


December 06, 1864

Item #671013    NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 6, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GEORGIA CAMPAIGN" "Reports From Savannah to Dec. 2" "Sherman's Cavalry Within Six Mil...

War reports from a Confederate newspaper in Columbia...


December 24, 1864

Item #668812    THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Dec. 24, 1864  (year noted on bkpg.) A rather rare title and great that it includes the word “Southern”. The front page has "Maj. G...
$110.00

Bragg says he can hold Wilmington...


December 24, 1864

Item #671110    THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 24, 1864  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are items headed: "Porter's Expedition" "A Dispatch from Gen. Bragg to Jeff. Davis" "The Entire...

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...

Jeff Davis' qualifications ridiculed...


January 13, 1865

Item #672041    NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 13, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "The Crusade Against Jeff. Davis" "His Military Qualifications Ridiculed" &...

Frederick Douglass' speech on the mission of the Civil War...


January 14, 1865

Item #672030    NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 14, 1865  Page 5 has: "Fred. Douglass On The Negro" which reports on his lecture at the Cooper Institute in which he opines on the mission of the Civil War, noting in part: ...

Large & displayable Civil War map...


March 15, 1865

Item #672028    NEW YORK HERALD, March 15, 1865  The ftpg. features a huge & extremely detailed Civil War map headed: "THE MILITARY SITUATION. Scene of Present Operations of the Union Generals Grant, Sherman, She...

Lincoln's funeral in Philadelphia and New York City...


April 24, 1865

Item #672126    NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1865  All columns on all eight pages are black-bordered for the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Over half of the front page first column is taken up with heads including: &qu...
$158.00

Further on the Lincoln assassination...


April 29, 1865

Item #670054    THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 29, 1865  Pages 6 and 7 have some  good content concerning the Lincoln assassination, with over a full column headed: "The First Plot To Assassinate...

Gov. Brownlow offers a reward for the captuure of the former governor...


May 10, 1865

Item #609917    BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, May 10, 1865  W. G. Brownlow, or  Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed wi...
$188.00

Jefferson Davis is captured...


May 14, 1865

Item #673458    NEW YORK TIMES, May 14, 1865  A very historic issue with larger column heads than typical: "GLORIOUS ! " "JEFF. DAVIS CAPTURED" "Official Announcement by Secretary Stanton" &q...

Horrors of the Andersonville prison camp...


September 09, 1865

Item #671961    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 9, 1865  The first column heads include: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday" "The Prisoner Applies for Spiritual Advisers" "More Shocking B...

Fourteen issues reporting on the Reconstruction era...


November 24, 1865

Item #671382    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, a lot of fourteen issues from the early Reconstruction era dated December 11 thru December 30, 1865. Each issue is filled with a wealth of news of the day including various reports relating to...

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...

Portrait of an early baseball player...


September 29, 1866

Item #672104    LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 Page 4 has a 3 by 2 inch portrait of: "Edward Beadle, Gotham B. B. Club Of New York." Included is a report headed: "Our Base Ball Illustrations&...

Fetterman Fight massacre....


December 27, 1866

Item #671921    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, December 27, 1866  The bottom of the front page under: "Massacre At Fort Laramie" "Three Officers And Ninety Soldiers Surrounded And Butchered" is a rather brief &...

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...

Indians disrupting work on the transcontinental railroad...


June 20, 1867

Item #669956    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...

The Wagon Box Fight in Wyoming...


August 15, 1867

Item #669938    CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, Aug. 15, 1867  The top of page 2 has a report; "Fight With The Indians - Leiut. Jenness Killed". The report notes in part: "...that a hard fought batt...

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 ...

Winslow Homer's New Year's print...


January 09, 1869

Item #173268    HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1869  The front page features a full page illustration by Thomas Nast: "Peace" shows Grant and Miss Liberty. Inside the issue is full page illustration b...
$85.00

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$44.00

Nice report on the transcontinental railroad... Celebrations at Promontory Point, Utah...


May 12, 1869

Item #665883   
NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1869  Page 7 has very nice reporting on the historic joining of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads at Promontory Point, Utah, with the ceremonies of the driving in
...
$159.00

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...

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 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: ...

Nice collection of Thomas Nast political cartoons...

Item #636875    HARPER'S WEEKLY lot of 7 issues of the 1870's-1880's each with a full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon, and other Nast or non-Nast prints inside. A blend of 1st rate and better than 2nd rate...

Apache Indian troubles...


February 23, 1871

Item #671975    THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 23, 1871  Among the front page articles are; "The Apache War" which begins: "Our telegraphic columns come daily full of new atrocities in Arizona by the...

Brigham Young's polygamy trial... Chicago Fire... The Lowry War...


October 20, 1871

Item #671973    NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 20, 1871  Page 4 begins with a stack of heads concerning the Great Chicago Fire: "CHICAGO" "Graphic Description of the Destruction of the City That Was" "The ...

Truman Everts' ordeal in surviving 37 days in Yellowstone...


November 01, 1871

Item #672043    SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, (New York), November, 1871  The first 17 pages are taken up with a fascinating true-life story: "Thirty-Seven Days of Peril", being the exploits of Truman Everts. Everts...

Very early woman's suffrage newspaper...

Item #610666    WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Chicago & St. Louis, 1879  As noted at the top of the front page: "...devoted to the interests of Woman, to her educational, industrial, legal and political Equality a...

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 Lowry War in North Carolina...


April 06, 1872

Item #671895    NEW YORK HERALD, April 6, 1872  Over half of the last column on page three is taken up with a stack of heads on the Lowery (Lowry, Lowrie) War in North Carolina. The Lowry War is a notable event in North...

Mormon conference is adjourned...


April 15, 1872

Item #671992    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, ...

Livingstone is found, reported in the newspaper which financed the search...


May 02, 1872

Item #671991    NEW YORK HERALD, May 2, 1872  James Gorden Bennett, this newspaper's publisher, capitalized on the 19th century fascination with Africa & the whereabouts of explorer Dr. David Livingstone by hiring...

Victoria Woodhull runs for President: Frederick Douglass her running mate...


May 11, 1872

Item #671903    NEW YORK HERALD, May 11, 1872  Page 10 begins with a very nice stack of column headlines on the announcement of Victoria Woodhull running for President, with Frederick Douglass as her running mate. They ...

Supreme Court Ruling on Women's Right to Vote...


March 30, 1875

Item #674103    THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1875 * Minor vs. Happersett * Supreme Court does NOT back Women's Suffrage Page 2 column 6 of this issue contains: "...A QUESTION INVOLVING A WOMEN&#...

Front page article on the Custer massacre---with a map...


July 07, 1876

Item #668800    THE WORLD, New York, July 7, 1876  Fine front page coverage of the Custer massacre which included a column-wide map described in the text headed: "The Battle-Ground" and reading: "The follow...
$270.00

The lumber industry in Pennsylvania...


December 30, 1876

Item #671240    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 23 & 30, 1876  The front page has 3 nice prints on the: "Lumber Operations On The Susquehanna" with a related article which focuses on the thriving lumber ...

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


July 25, 1877

Item #668837    GOLD HILL DAILY NEWS, Gold Hill, Nevada, July 25, 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 ...

The Big Springs, Union Pacific Railroad robbery...


September 29, 1877

Item #671936    ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 29, 1877  The front page has over a full column taken up with reports of the Big Springs train robbery of the Union Pacific Railroad, with heads including: "Daring Dete...

Brewing Ale in the 1870's...


March 15, 1879

Item #674278    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1879  The front page has 3 illus: "The Brewing Of Ale", the largest shows "Racking Off Vats", plus an article about P. Ballantine & Sons Bre...

Steam Engines and a New Steam Car... Light in photography...


July 26, 1879

Item #674282    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1879  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day. The front page has a large illustration: "PHOTOGRAPHS BY E...

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...

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...

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.

From perhaps the most famous town of the Old West...


October 31, 1880

Item #671923    THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, October 31, 1880  Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is s...
$2,300.00

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...

Death of President Garfield...


September 20, 1881

Item #631407    ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 20, 1881 The front page has a stack of column heads including: "A DARK DAY" "the World in Mourning For a Martyr" "President Garfield Passes Away Peaceful...

From the early days of Procter & Gamble...


December 17, 1881

Item #671917    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 eac...

From the early days of Procter & Gamble...


December 17, 1881

Item #671918    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 eac...

An in-house newspaper for a dry goods store...


June 01, 1882

Item #671925    THE GUNNISON ADVERTISER, Colorado, June, 1882  This is an interesting "newspaper", actually more an advertising piece: "Published Semi-Occasionally by S. E. Dawson & Co., Dealers in Dry ...

How the Fords conspired to kill Jesse James...


August 07, 1883

Item #674446    ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 7, 1883  The front page has over a full column taken up with considerable round-by-round details of the boxing match between John L. Sullivan and Herbert "Maori" Sl...

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...


September 15, 1883

Item #672136    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title. Inside has a fa...

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...


September 15, 1883

Item #672101    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title. Inside has a fa...

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...

First appearance of a Walt Whitman poem...


March 08, 1888

Item #671988    NEW YORK HERALD, March 1, 1888  The top half of page 6 has the printing of a short poem: "My Canary Bird" by Walt Whitman as noted at its conclusion. This was the very first printing of this Whit...
$125.00

Rare, short-lived Texas newspaper from its first capital...


April 14, 1888

Item #671964    THE OLD CAPITOL, Columbia, Texas, April 14, 1888  Yes, Columbia--now known as West Columbia--was the first formal capital of Texas, established in 1836. A quite rare title which existed for less than 2 yea...
$127.00

London newspaper with a "Jack the Ripper" report...


October 16, 1888

Item #669512    THE TIMES, London, England, October 16, 1888  "Jack the Ripper" reports were common in the latter half of 1888, capturing the interest of people on both sides of the Atlantic as evidenced by the ...
$167.00

One of the best baseball prints...


March 23, 1889

Item #672142    THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 23, 1889 Note: this is just a portion of the issue, 8 pages but including the mentioned centerfold. This terrific double page centerfold is captioned: "The Ame...
$380.00

Baseball caricatures by famed artist A.B. Frost...

Item #672055    HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, January, 1890  The entire back page is captioned: "Our National Game" showing twelve different baseball caricatures each with a caption, illustrated by the famed a...

Early oil industry...


February 27, 1892

Item #674281    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 27, 1892  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day. The front page has two half-page illustrations: "MAPS ...

Baseball... the technique of pitching...


May 11, 1895

Item #672105    HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895  The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree." Inside has a full page with 7...

X-Ray experiments from the year of its founding...


April 04, 1896

Item #657296    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York April 4, 1896 An inside page article headed: "The Edison X Ray Experiments, Apparatus And Fluoroscope" which includes two illustration as well. A lengthy & detai...

Nice A.B. Frost hunting print...


January 01, 1898

Item #176296    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 &...
$38.00

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$20.00

Very rare title from 19th century Western Colorado...


February 15, 1898

Item #675926    SEMI-WEEKLY STAR, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, Feb. 15, 1898  * Very rare title * Mesa County A nice & very rare newspaper from this town in Western Colorado along the Colorado Ri...

First automobile advertisement...


September 03, 1898

Item #672144    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 3, 1898  This is a very significant magazine in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" notes that the mention...
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