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* Deaths of Joseph Haydn and Thomas Paine
The obituary listing inside includes: "At New York, the notorious Thomas Pain [sic]; whose death is an admonitory event; may the lesson that it inculcates be impressive..." & more. The opposing page has: "In Guppendorff, aged 76, Joseph Haydn, the celebrated composer... ju... See More
* Battle of Queenston Heights
* American Revolutionary War
The front page has: "An Act To authorise the granting of Patents for Land, according to the surveys... and to grant...rights to certain Claimants of Land in the District of Detroit..., signed in type: James Madison.
Inside page reports include: "Battles At
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 22, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very unusual front page item headed: "Napoleon--'his mark' " which includes a facsimile of his signature, with a bit of text (vertical) which begins: "The annexed is a very exact copy of the signature of the most extraordinary man now living..." with a bit more.... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. August 15, 1816 The second page carries an article "A number of the citizens of the District of Columbia, impressed with the importance of forming an association for the purpose of promoting useful knowledge, met on the 28th day of June, 1816,... agreeably to public notice the committee appointed as aforesaid reported the following draft of a con... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825
* Jewish city creation
* Grand Island, New York
* Niagara River
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 Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and judge o... See More
CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE & JOURNAL, New York, July 23, 1830 Page 3 has a very curious article with a small heading: "Spontaneous Combustion of a Drunkard" with an interesting eye-witness account. Such an article certainly makes for an interesting conversation piece.
Four pages, some foxing, nice condition.
THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, Oct. 3, 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
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, May 19, 1836
* Battle of San Jacinto victory
* Capture of Santa Anna
* Texas Revolutuion
* War of Independence
The front page has: "Important From Texas" which reports that the Mexicans, while being attacked by Gen. Houston, set fire to Harrisburg and retreated only to be overtaken by Houston resulting in a loss... See More
LOUISVILLE JOURNAL, EXTRA, Kentucky, June 20, 1844
* Very rare publication
A quite rare and short-lived campaign newspaper which existed only to promote the Whig party cause in the 1844 election. This is issue #8 which was likely a run of just 27 issues printed from May 2 to December 5, 1844, as campaign newspapers typically ceased just following the election.
This title would resurre... See More
WEEKLY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 26, 1846
* New home of the Mormons ? - settling
The entire front page is train up with editorial commentary on: "The President's Message", meaning his state-of-the-union address of 1846.
Page 2 has much reporting on events in Congress with subheads including: "Admission of the State of Iowa" "Santa Anna... See More
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, May 29, 1847 The top of the front page features a print of: "The New Steam Ship Washington - The First American Ocean Mail Steamer" with related text.
Also on the ftpg. is a large view of: "The Main Plaza In The City of Mexico - View Of the Halls of the Montezumas" with related ftpg. reports on the Mexican War.
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 20, 1847 Page 3 has much reporting from the Mexican War including a very lengthy letter: "From The Army" which takes over 1 1/2 columns. Also a report: "From the Army of Gen. Taylor" taking over half a column.
Four pages, nice condition.
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1847 Page 3 has much reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Command" which has reports of the killed & wounded at Cerro Gordo, National Bridge, Paso Ovijas, and at Lasanimas.
Also a report headed: "A Little Later From Vera Cruz" which has much, taking over a full column. There is also ... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848 The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.
Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.
Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have lai... See More
This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously livi... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 12, 1849 Amongst the many interesting prints the most notable would be the front page print: "Riot at the Astor Place Opera House, New York" with 3 more related prints inside. There is much text on the riot as well.
As Wikipedia notes: "The Astor Place Riot occurred on May 10, 1849, at the now-demolished Astor Opera House and left bet... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1849 Page 2 begins with: "Scenes In The Pacific" which reports on the arrival of Captain Fremont at Monterey, California in 1846.
Page 2 has over half a column headed: "The California Mines" which has many accounts of how much gold is being discovered--fine reading. Then a nice article headed; "Botanical Treas... See More
A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection. An incredible value at under $2 per issue. If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 20 for this lot.
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, April 10, 1852 Included are two pages of: "Traveling In the United States" which includes four prints including steam ship, sleighing, and railroad. Good text as well.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 28, 1852 The front page has a nice print captioned: "Rock Bluffs On The Mississippi" with some descriptive text beneath
Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with a bit of fold perforation just above the print, good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 9, 1853 The front page has a print captioned: "Sunday In Australia" with a related article.
Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 28, 1858
* Fraser Canyon Gold Rush
* British Columbia River
Page 2 has a report: "The Fraser River Gold Mines" concerning the golf rush in British Columbia.
This is followed by: "Affairs in Oregon" which mentions the New Perces Indians.
Eight pages, good condition.... See More
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 30, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* Famous boxing match - fight
Appearing at the top of the first column on pg. 6 are headlines reporting one of the most famous boxing matches of the nineteenth century involving John Heenan, the American champion, and Tom Sayers, the English champion.
In the third column under "The Great Fight" is a detailed a... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 3, 1861 The front page features two prints on the Civil War, captioned: "The Death of the Rebel General Garnett, at the Battle of Laurel Hill" and "Bringing in the Misses Scott as Prisoners to Fall's Church, Va." with a related article.
Inside includes a print of "Major-General McClellan", a nearly half pg: "Presenta... See More
LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, Sept. 12, 1861
* Rare pro-Confederate title
* 1st year of the Civil War
Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confed... See More
Disbound without wrappers. The image is an examp... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 11, 1862
* Abraham Lincoln mockery
* King George III comparison
* From the rebel capital
Half of the front page is taken up with ads, and half with news & other items including: "The Case of Brownlow" "Mr. Thomas' Plan for the Reorganization of the Virginia Forces" "There's Life in the Old Lan... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 24, 1862
* Fugitive slaves
* Savannah, Georgia martial law
* New Bern, North Carolina
This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE RETURN OF FUGITIVE SLAVES", "The President's Position on the Question", "FROM... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 30, 1862
* Fall of New Orleans, Louisiana
* Admiral David Farragut
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A very historic report as page 3 contains an early account of the fall of New Orleans to the Yankees, which obviously was a solemn admonition for a Confederate newspaper. The report is taken from Yankee sources with the top of a page 3 colu... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 3, 1862 The front page is dominated by a nice map headed: "SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA".
A wealth of ftpg. column heads on the Civil War include: "The Capture of Fort Macon" "Official Report" "The Fight Above Elizabeth City" "Capture of New Orleans" "Gen. Butler on Lake Pontchartrain" "Rebel Accounts ... See More
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 22, 1862 The ftpg. shows: "Hon. Horatio Seymour, Governor-elect of New York". Inside has: "The Burial of Gen. Mitchel--Funeral Procession...Streets of Beaufort, S.C." "Camp of the Contrabands on the Banks of the Mississippi, Fort Pickering, Memphis", plus prints of 3 boats. Also a find doublepage centerfold: "An Angl... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1864
* Rare rebel publication
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Additional From The North" "The Revolution in the North--Great Indignation at the Military Arrests of the Administration..." "Disaffection In The Yankee Army--the Soldiers Refusing to Fight--Their Confessions o... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 7, 1863 The front page features a full-figure print of: "The Late Nicholas Longworth, the Western Millionaire" with the balance of the front page taken up with an article on him, carrying over to page 2.
Other prints within include a full page: "Paying Off The Teamsters in the Army of the Potomac" showing many African-Americans. Also ... See More
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, April 17, 1863 This is a quite rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.
The ftpg. contains several war related reports including items h... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 17, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg
* Eyewitness account
Not only is this a nice Civil War newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.
The front page has various war-related content, including items headed: "The News" and a lengthier report: "Spies In The South" and other related items, but certainly the p... See More
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 4, 1863
* Battle of Missionary Ridge
* Chattanooga Campaign - Tennessee
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Secret Movement of the Army Before Chattanooga" "Particulars of the Engagement Before Knoxville" "General Grant's Victory" "Full Details of the Recent Decisive Conflicts Before Chattanooga"... See More
"Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta, Georgia... Jefferson Davis' stirring address to his soldiers...
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 14, 1864
* Very rare Confederate title
* Publisher on the run
See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper.
Among the front page items are: "President Davis' Address to the Army" which is rather lengthy & signed in type: Jefferson Davis. This is a very nice, rousing address to his sold... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Remains in New York City
* Civil War closing events
All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered in memory of Abraham Lincoln.
Two-thirds of the first column are taken up with nice heads concerning the funeral of Abraham Lincoln including: "HONORS To the MARTYR PRESIDENT" "Our Tribute to the Lamented D... See More
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, June 3, 1865 Inside has a half page print: "Completion of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable at Morden Wharf" with a related article.
Another full page is taken up with two prints headed: "The City of Richmond, Virginia, After Its Surrender" with a related article.
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1870
* Historic 1st female Wall Street brokerage opens
* Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin sisters
* "The Bewitching Brokers" shatters tradition
The top of the back page has an intriguing report of a very notable--yet widely unknown--Wall Street "first".
Under the column heads: "WALL STREET AROUSED" "The Female Brokers... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872
* One of Winslow Homer's most popular
The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Sat... See More
THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, July 6, 1877
* Battle of Cottonwood - Idaho
* Nez Perce War - Looking Glass
* Captain Stephen Whipple
The front page has over two-thirds of a column taken up with accounts of: "The Indian War" "Latest News from the Front--Another Fight--The Killed and Wounded in the Previous Massacre and Fight". These are reports concerning the Nez... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Page 3 has a nice illustration of Edison's recent invention, the phonograph.
Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate idea of its perfo
THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 27, 1878 The front page has: "The Indian War" "Colonel Bernard's Attack a Decided Success" and: "Additional Particulars" then: "A Large Camp of Squaws and Non-combatants" "with: "A Formidable Contest Impending--Disaffection of the Whole Indian Population--Chief Moses on the War Path".
Four pages... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 7, 1885
* Buffalo Bill Cody
* Wild West Show ad
Page 7 has a column-wide ad for: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show which includes a likeness of Buffalo Bill Cody.
Twelve pages, very nice condition.... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, March 12, 1888 Page 4 has a poem titled: "The First Dandelion", signed in block type: WALT WHITMAN .
This is the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, significant as such. It would later appear in his noteworthy compilation, "Leaves of Grass".
Complete in 10 pages, light toning with more at the edges, mostly l... See More
DESERET SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 26, 1890
* 1890 Manifesto - Mormonism & polygamy
* Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* Best publication to be had ? - very rare
This newspaper contains one of the more noteworthy events in Mormon history, that being the printing of the "1890 Manifesto", a statement which officially ceased the practice of plural m... See More
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 24, 1897
* Klondike Gold Rush
* Yukon - Alaska - Canada
The top of a front page column has reports on the Klondike gold rush, with: "KLONDYKE KRAZE" "Continues o Gather Its Victims All Along the Line" "Canada Gets Greedy" "There Will be Telegraph, Express and Other Facilities Next Year in Dawson City".
... See More
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, April 20, 1898 A nice banner headline on the on-going Spanish-American War: "DOWN WITH THE SAFFRON FLAG OF SPAIN AFLOAT OVER CUBAN SOIL ! " with various related subheads on the war.
The front page also features a nice graphic captioned: "How the United States' Fleet Would Operate in Waging A Bombardment on Havana."
More war reporti... See More