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611272

Very detailed account of a train robbery...

Item #611272

July 10, 1875

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 10, 1875 



* Outlaws attempt to rob train

* Ad - P. T. Barnum's "Great Roman Hippodrome" circus




The back page has 1 2/3 of a column taken up with great & detailed content concerning the train robbery at Long Point, Illinois, with heads at the top of the column: "PULL OUT!" "An Express Train on the Vandalia Road Bo... See More  

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608299

Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Negroes...

Item #608299

September 14, 1875

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, September 14, 1875



* Tallahatchie County, Mississippi

* Charleston MS political race war

* Philadelphia International Cricket Tournament 1875




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "SCIENCE AND MUSCLE" "Opening Day of the International Cricket Tourney&q... See More  

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607906

Epsom Derby... Kingcraft...

Item #607906

June 02, 1870

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 2, 1870



* Epsom Derby horse race

* Kingcraft wins in upset fashion




The front page has an article headed: "DERBY DAY" "All London on the Downs to Witness the Great Sport" "Three Hundred Thousand People all in Present" "Kingcraft the Easy Winner by Four Lengths" and more. (see) Text takes up 1 1/2 columns with results.

Other n... See More  

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606765

1858 boxing...

Item #606765

October 20, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 20, 1858



* John Heenan "Benicia Boy"

* Pre Civil War boxing w/ police raid

* Jews Hospital - Mount Sinai




The front page has an article headed: "Fight Between the 'Bencia Boy' and 'Dublin Tricks'--The Latter Badly Beaten" See image for text here.

Eight pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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606473

Early boxing...

Item #606473

August 04, 1857

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, August 4, 1857



* Pre-Civil War boxing - prize fight

* Dominick Bradley vs. S.S. Rankin

* Buffalo, New York




Page 5 has an article headed: "The Great Prize-Fight Between Bradley and Rankins". See images for text.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise nice.

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606096

Woman's Rights... Emily Faithfull...

Item #606096

October 23, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 23, 1873



* Women's Rights

* Emily Faithfull




Page 5 has an article headed: "Woman's Rights In America" See images for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, very minor spine wear, otherwise nice condition.

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605998

Masonic organizations in America...

Item #605998

May 31, 1875

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 31, 1875



* Freemasonry fraternal organization

* Masons - masonic temples




The back page has one column headings: "THE GREAT ORDER" "Masons and Masonry" "Progress In America" and more. (see) Text takes up 3 1/2 columns with chart.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little spine wear, otherwise nice con... See More  

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605996

1875 Cucuta earthquake...

Item #605996

June 14, 1875

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, June 14, 1875



* Cucuta, Colombia - South America

* Earthquake disaster




The front page has one column headings: "A SHOCKING CALAMITY" "An Earthquake in South America" "Whole Cities Destroyed" "Famous Coffee Region Destroyed" and more. (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, very minor spine wear,... See More  

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605993

1st American Cardinal invested...

Item #605993

April 28, 1875

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1875



* John McCloskey - 1st American Cardinal

* St. Patrick's Cathedral red biretta celebration




The front page has one column headings: "AMERICA'S CARDINAL" "Conferring The Beretta (sic)" "A Crowd at St. Patrick's Cathedral" "Cardinal McCloskey's Thanksgiving". The text ... See More  

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605749

Sarah Bernhardt comes to America...

Item #605749

November 09, 1880

KANSAS CITY DAILY JOURNAL, November 9, 1880



* Sarah Bernhardt

* America debut (NYC)




The front page has small one column headings: "Bernhardt's Reception" "'The Bell Goes a Ringin' for Sara," and She Captures New York at her First Appearance" See images for text here.



Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 8 pages, m... See More  

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605566

The new ironclad naval fleet...

Item #605566

December 22, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 22, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Our Iron-Clad Fleet" "Rebel Reports from Charleston" "Rumored Disaster to the New Ironsides and Two Monitors" "The New Ironsides Entangled in a Net" "Important If True" and more. Also a report of the boxing match between between Heenan & King.

Eight p... See More  

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605316

Prize fighter killed...

Item #605316

March 02, 1883

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1883



* Boxing - boxer

* James Elliott murder

* Jerry Dunn




The front page has one column headings: "A PRIZE-FIGHTER KILLED" "James Elliott Murdered By Jerry Dunn" and more. See images for text. Nice to have in this venerable newspaper title.

Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, a little margin wear, other go... See More  

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604862

American beer.....

Item #604862

September 07, 1878

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 7, 1878



* Beer in America is best ?

* Exposition Universelle

* Paris, France




Page 5 has one column headings: "AMERICAN BEER THE BEST" "But For Native Wines Nowhere..." and more. Text takes up over 2 full columns. Nice to have in this venerable newspaper title.



Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, other... See More  

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604841

Baseball in Detroit...

Item #604841

May 30, 1883

THE EVENING NEWS, Detroit, May 30, 1883  The back page has over one-third of a column taken up with baseball reports, including heads: "Starting Out Well" "The Detroits Win This Morning's Game in New York" (see).

Four pages, bit irregular4 at the spine, some tears in the front leaf, otherwise good.

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604793

Outlaw Sam Perris escapes from the local jail...

Item #604793

April 08, 1872

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 8, 1872 



* Samuel 'Worcester Sam' Perris

* burglar, safe cracker and bank robber




Page 2 has a half column article headed: "Local Matters" "THE ESCAPE OF SAM. PERRIS" "The Condition of the Jail-Other Escapes". This is the notorious bank robbery 'Worcester' Sam Perris, who was called ... See More  

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604789

Nonpareil Dempsey...

Item #604789

March 15, 1886

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan,  March 15, 1886



* Nonpareil Dempsey (Jack Dempsey)

* Early boxing match - pugilists




The front page has one column headings: "Dempsey Downs La Blanche" "A Fight to a Finish by the Middle-Weight Champions" "Thirteen Desperately Contested Rounds" and more.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 page... See More  

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603616

Nonpareil Dempsy...

Item #603616

March 15, 1886

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, March 15, 1886



* Nonpareil Dempsey (Jack Dempsey)

* Early boxing match - pugilists

* Railroad train robbery




The front page has a small one column heading: "Witness a Hard Fought Battle Between Dempsey and Lablanche"

Also on the front page is: "Daring Express Robbery" "And Murder on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R... See More  

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603560

John L. Sullivan vs. Paddy Ryan...

Item #603560

November 15, 1886

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, Wheeling, West Virginia, November 15, 1886



* John L. Sullivan

* Paddy Ryan

* Boxing




The front page has one column headings: "Ryan Knocked Out" "By the Burly Boston Boy in Three Rattling Rounds". See images for text.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large sized paper measuring 25 x 19 1/2 inches, a little irregul... See More  

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603529

Bare knuckle boxing....

Item #603529

November 23, 1886

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, November 23, 1886



* Dominick McCaffrey vs. James "Sparrow" Golden

* Bare knuckle boxing - fight




The front page has one column headings: "FIERCE FIGHTING" "Between Noted Pugilists" and more.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large sized paper measuring 25 x 19 1/2 inches, a little irregula... See More  

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603236

Actor Edwin Booth... Montreal, Canada...

Item #603236

May 30, 1857

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, May 30, 1857 



* Actor Edwin Booth 

* Sumo Wrestling

* Montreal, Canada 




This title was formatted much like the more popular "Harper's Weekly" being tabloid-size with several pages of prints. This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857. Within this issue are prints
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602383

John C. Heenan death...

Item #602383

October 27, 1873

EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, October 27, 1873



* John C. Heenan death

* Bare Knuckle boxing




This uncommon title has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

The front page has one column headings: "Utah" "Death of John C. Heenan, the Prize Fighter". See image for text.

Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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601724

Check from Cooperstown, 1834...

Item #601724
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 engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak (see).

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Measures 2 3/4 by 5 1... See More  

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601582

President Jackson's Proclamation...

Item #601582

October 19, 1830

SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Oct. 19, 1830 



* Masonic - Masons



Items include: "The Gold Region" "Masonic Celebration" and page 3 has a lengthy: "By the President of the U. State of America A Proclamation" concerning navigation, signed in type: Andrew Jackson.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, scattered foxing, generally nice.... See More  

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601137

P. T. Barnum advertisement & more...

Item #601137

September 25, 1875

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, September 25, 1875 



* Bellefontaine, Ohio lynching

* P.T. Phineas Barnum ad



The front page has one column headings that include: "The Hellish Crime Near Bellefontaine" "Horrible Confession of the Miscreant's Wife" "Schell Dragged from the Jail and Lynched" See image for text here.

The back page has a nice & s... See More  

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600647

Steamer Garland & Yacht Mamie disaster...

Item #600647

July 24, 1880

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, July 24, 1880



* Steamer Garland & Yacht Mamie

* Detroit River collision disaster




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has small one column headings: "ANOTHER" "This Time A Lake Collision With Frightful Results" "the Excursion Steamer Garland Cuts ... See More  

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600401

Early baseball.....

Item #600401

June 05, 1878

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, June 5, 1878



* 19th century baseball

* Rare "National Game" reference




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.



Page 8 has one column headings: "The National Game" "The Alleghenys Work Hard and Win the Day" "It was a Beautiful Contest Barring the Last Inning... See More  

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600383

19th century boxing match...

Item #600383

July 03, 1878

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, July 3, 1878



* 19th century boxing

* John King vs. John Reilly




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the with several interesting advertisements throughout.

Page 3 has small one column headings: "Humanity Outraged" "A Brutal Contest in New York Between Two P.R. Roughs--Shocking Scenes". See images for text.

Complete, minor margin... See More  

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600105

Baptists in America...

Item #600105

August 16, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 16, 1817  Inside has a full page on the life of: "Dupont De Nemours" who had recently died. He was also father of E. I. duPont De Nemours, who would begin a business dynasty in America. The back page has a chart listing the: "Baptists in the United States" by state. Also a chart of the: "Altitudes of Mountains" in the... See More  

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599794

Jem Mace vs. Joe Coburn... boxing...

Item #599794

December 01, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, December 1, 1871



* Jem Mace vs. Joe Coburn

* Middleweight boxing championship

* Bare-knuckle fighting




Page 3 has one column headings: "THE PRIZE RING" "Result of the Mill Between Mace and Coburn" "Fighting In The Rain" "Mace Breaks His Hand Early in the Struggle" "Sketches Of The Men" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes ... See More  

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599783

Popular for the colorful political cartoons...

Item #599783

August 28, 1889

PUCK, New York, Aug. 28, 1889 



* Color political prints



Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are very desired for their displayability. This issue has as its politi... See More  

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599067

Document signed by President Monroe...

Item #599067

March 15, 1822

RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN, Providence, March 15, 1822  Page 2 has over a column headed: "Independence of S. America" which is a document from the President to Congress, signed: James Monroe. Also: "Interesting Trials" "Bankrupt Bill" "Latest From Europe" and more.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.

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$27.00
598999

Cincinnati, Ohio... The Declaration of Independence...

Item #598999
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1883  Within this issue is an illustration by F.S. Church entitled "The Witch's Daughter"; "A Famous London Suburb", "Conventional Art", "The Romanoff's"; "The Declaration of Independence in a New Light"; "The Second Generation of Englishmen in America"; "Cincinnati"... See More  

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598901

Samuel Bowles' "Across The Continent"...

Item #598901

November 08, 1865

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Nov. 8, 1865 



* Samuel Bowles' serialized travelogue : "Across The Continent"'



Over half of the front page is taken up with a portion of the Samuel Bowles book: "ACROSS THE CONTINENT" "Letters From Mr. Bowles--No. 29" "Our Farewell to Frisco--Dinner & Ball...A final Review of the Mining Questions...Lat... See More  

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598840

Popular for the colorful political cartoons...

Item #598840

July 10, 1889

PUCK, New York, July 10, 1889 



* Color political prints



Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are very desired for their displayability. This issue has as its politi... See More  

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598387

Rare rare Civil War-era newspaper lasted just 15 issues...

Item #598387

April 22, 1864

THE NEW ERA, Baltimore, Maryland, April 22, 1864  A very uncommon title which lasted for only 15 issues, this being issue #5. Over half of the issue is taken up with ads, with some news items: "Gallantry Done" "Incidents In Dixie" "The Yacht" "Drops In The Bucket" "North & West End" "Adams Express" and other items.

Four pages, n... See More  

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598367

Six illustrations...

Item #598367

October 05, 1844

THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, Oct. 5, 1844  The top of the front page has 2 prints, one of "The First Hurdle Race in America, over the Beacon Course..." and the other: "Millard Fillmore Instructing the Young & Rising Generation Before he Became one of the 'Favorite Sons of New York' ". Inside has 3 more prints: "Emighration of Hooker & his Company"... See More  

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598355

KKK gang arrest... Baseball... train robbery...

Item #598355

August 15, 1871

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1871



* Ku Klux Klan - KKK

* Missouri train robbery




Page 5 has: "The KuKlux" "Arrest of a Gang with their Disguises in North Carolina..."



Also: "An Express Robbery" "How it Was Done..."



Page 3 has: "Base-Ball--Athletic vs. Atlantic'



This issue contains other news of the day. It is complete in 8 pages, an... See More  

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598325

Heenan vs. King Boxing Match, 1863...

Item #598325

December 22, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, December 22, 1863



* John C. Heenan vs. Tom King

* Boxing collectible




This 8 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "THE GREAT PRIZE FIGHT", "Reports from Heenan and King to the 7th Instant", with subheads that include: "THE PRIZE RING" and more. Provides considerable pre-fight news on the famous John C. Heenan and To
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598186

Report on the United States Navy...

Item #598186

May 14, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1831 



* Early United States Navy

* USS Java returns to America




Inside has: "Arrival of the Java", and "Free Persons of Color" concerning their quarantine of 40 days for all vessels containing them. Also: "American Navy" includes a list of the ships and much more on the navy including comments on ships being bu... See More  

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597964

Samuel Bowles' "Across The Continent"...

Item #597964

November 15, 1865

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Nov. 15, 1865 



* Samuel Bowles' serialized travelogue: "Across The Continent"' 



Three columns of the front page is taken up with a portion of the Samuel Bowles book: "ACROSS THE CONTINENT", "And Home By The Isthmus" and "Letters From Mr Bowles--No. 30".

Fascinating reading from just after the en... See More  

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597852

Baseball President... May Day in the Country...

Item #597852

May 16, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1868  The front page contains a quarter-page illustration of "George Sands, President of the National Base-Ball Association" with an article headed "The Base-Ball President". Also on the front cover is a half-page illustration entitled " 'See-Saw'--An Illustration for the Juveniles" which shows children see-sawing on... See More  

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597836

Nice baseball issue, with illustrations...

Item #597836

July 28, 1892

HELENA WEEKLY INDEPENDENT, Helena, Montana, July 28, 1892 



* 18th century baseball



Page 11 has an uncommonly lengthy article on baseball with one column heads: "GREAT AMERICAN GAME" "Capt. Nash, of the Bostons, Gives Some Valuable Points to Beginners" "One of the Beset Third Basemen Who Ever Lined Them Into First" 'How the Young Player Should Study His ... See More  

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597665

A great travelogue on the expansion of the West...

Item #597665

June 14, 1865

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, June 14, 1865 



* Samuel Bowles' serialized travelogue: "Across The Continent"'



Over one-third of the front page is taken up with an except from the 'Letters From Mr. Bowles--No. 3" "ACROSS THE CONTINENT" "The Ride from River to Mountains--The Great Plains & Their Characteristics--Gen. Conner & His H... See More  

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597405

The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889...

Item #597405

April 24, 1889

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 24, 1889 



* Oklahoma land rush 

* Boomers and Sooners 

* Town of Guthrie looted
 



The front page has one column headings: "LOOTING OF A SMALL TOWN", "A Great Scandal At The Chief Town Of Oklahoma" and more. The rush began on April 22. Nice coverage of a fascinating part of America's history in settling the West.



Complete... See More  

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596670

The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889...

Item #596670

April 25, 1889

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 25, 1889 



* Oklahoma land rush begins 

* Boomers and Sooners
 



More than one and a half columns of fine reporting on the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889, with the headings on the front page that read: "SUFFERINGS IN GUTHRIE", "A Drink Of Water Costs Ten Cents" and "Quarrels Among The Companies Over The Laying Out Of The Town..."... See More  

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596515

Very early baseball report?

Item #596515

March 14, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, March 14, 1857  Various literary content but there is also sporting reports near the back, including: "Trotting at Fairs" "Fistiana" which is boxing; "Our Chess Department" "Out-Door Sports" including cricket and a "ball match". I believe the latter to be baseball, and reports: "A great match at... See More  

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$57.00
596222

Popular for the colorful political cartoons...

Item #596222

April 10, 1889

PUCK, New York, April 10, 1889  Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are very desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons:

front page: &quo... See More  

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595909

Tennis... British Columbia...

Item #595909

May 25, 1889

THE GRAPHIC, London, May 25, 1889  Inside has a nice half page print: "Opening of the New Prince's Club, Knightsbridge..." shows tennis being played (see). A full page has 5 prints of: "How We Spend Sunday on a Plantation in Java.", and a fullpg. of 5 scenes of: "Hunting White-Tail Deer in the Kootenay Valley, British Columbia" and "Hydroulicing at the T... See More  

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$38.00
595801

Gerrymandering in South Carolina...

Item #595801

July 11, 1882

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, July 11, 1882  The top of the front page has a map headed: "South Carolina Gerrymandering" with a related article (see). The back page has "Base Ball" reports (see). 

Eight pages, a few archival mends at margins, some margin tears & minor chipping, generally good.

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$28.00
595640

Pedlar Palmer... boxing...

Item #595640

October 19, 1897

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, October 19, 1897



* Pedlar Palmer

* Boxing




Page 5 has one column headings: "CHAMPION PALMER", "English Pugilist Adds Another to His List of Victories", "Had Boston For Opponent", "Defeated Boxer Wept When Decision Was Made Known" with illustration of Palmer. 1st report coverage on t... See More  

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$28.00
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