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DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Nov. 12, 1862
* Confederate editor gives a pessimistic outlook
The front page has much on the Civil War with items headed: "The Enemy Of James River", "From Northern Virginia", "Fredericksburg--The Recent Yankee Raid", "The Navigation of The Mississippi", "Latest News From The North", and many subheads... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 1863
* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper
* Battle of the Gettysburg - Robert E. Lee vs. Meade
If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memp... See More
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779 A lot of 15 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.
Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, a lot of 20 issues dated mostly from 1779 but I find no or very little content concerning the Revolutionary War in America.
Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, minor wear at the margins & spine, perhaps light damp staining of foxing.
* Battle of Carillon - Ticonderoga
* British General James Abercrombie
* French and Indian War
The most noteworthy content is the fine & detailed account of the failed attempt of the British at the Battle of Ticonderoga. This is the British General Abercrombie's account and is datelined: "Camp at Lake George, July 12, 17... See More
WHITE PINE CONE, White Pine, Gunnison County, Colorado, Dec. 4, 1885
* Very rare Old West title
* Ghost town - silver mining
An interesting newspaper from a fascinating town which went through two boom & bust periods.
White Pine began in 1880 as a fledgling mining camp just west of the Continental Divide, boomed in the mid-1880's then went bust by 1893. But in 1930 thru 1944 corpo... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 14, 1686 The back page has the historic report of governor Edmund Andros' arrival in Boston to begin his leadership of the Dominion of New England. Datelined: "Boston in New-England, Dec. 27" the report notes in part: "The 20th instant arrived here Sir Edmund Andros, his Majesties Governor in chief of New-England..." with a bit more (... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674
* Very early Union Jack Flag description
More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).
The Proclamation is a result of merchant s... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 19, 1882 The full front page shows: "Encampment of the National Guard at Lewistown--Incidents of Camp Life" in Pennsylvania. Another full page print from this camp inside.
Inside has a half page showing: "Candidates for Admission to the Order of Sisters of St. Dominic Taking the Vail at the Dominican Convent in Jersey City".... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 2, 1799
* Military support act
* President John Adams
The front page has: "An ACT making appropriations for the support of the military establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine...", signed in script type: John Adams. There is also: "An ACT vesting the power of retaliation, in certain cases, in the President... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, April 2, 1873
* Wreck of the RMS Atlantic (1st report)
* Ocean Steamer - North American coast
Over half of the front page contains the first report of this infamous marine disaster off the coast of Nova Scotia. The wreck of the ocean steamer Atlantic on a rock, about fifty yards from Meagher's Island, in the County of Halifax on the 1st April, 1873, will long be remember... See More
THE WORLD, New York, May 16, 1874
* Californio bandido
* Los Angeles outlaw
On the front page in the second column below the fold is rather inconspicuous report under "Crime" that is headed: "The Capture Of The Bandit Vasquez And Two Of His Gang--Vasquez Not Seriously Wounded."
The report, datelined "San Francisco, May 15", reads, in part: "Th... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1885 The full ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Iowa - The Approach of a Tornado...". Inside has: "California - The Grasshopper Invasion...In Eldorado County"; a full page with 6 images of: "Student Life at Vassar College" "New Mexico - The Old Battle ground of Valverde on the Rio Grande & the Scene of the Rec... See More
THE CONVENTION REPORTER, Dublin, Indiana, July 1, 1888
* Very rare title
* Wayne County
An extremely uncommon title (first we have encountered) with has in the masthead: "Devoted to the Interests of the Universalist Church of Indiana." The front page has a long, broadside-like ad for "The Universalist Convention of Indiana..." with much detail.
Page 2 has an ad with an ... See More
DAILY ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, Sept. 15, 1879
* Very rare Old West title
Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last. And it is a volume one issue in nice condition.
A nice assortment of news articles and ads. The ftpg. is mostly taken up with ads although it does have a "Grand Jury Report". Page 2 has more ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 20, 1938
* The Jewish Holocaust in progress
* Eviction of Jews without belongings
* Post Kristallnacht era
This 100+ page Sunday newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "REICH INSISTS JEWS DEPART PENNILESS" "Reveals It Does Not Intend to Negotiate With Refugee Board Director on Evian Lines" with smaller subheads. The report conti... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 14, 1894 Inside has a full page with text and 5 illustrations/photos on: "The Strike at Cripple Creek" captioned: "The Miners' Murderous Outbreak at Cripple Creek, the Gold-Mining Camp of Colorado".
Sixteen pages, nice condition.
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 23, 1864 The front page is dominated by a nice & very detailed Civil War map headed: "From Richmond To Petersburg".
The first column has war-related heads: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "From Gen. Grant's Army" "No Heavy Fight Since Saturday" "Skirmishing All Along Our Lines" "Rebels Trying to Obstruct The River&quo... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 2, 1863 The front page is dominated by a nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE ADVANCE OF GEN. HOOKER'S ARMY. Map Showing the Position of Fredericksburg, Port Royal, Bowling Green, Warrenton, and adjacent country." Plus there are many ftpg. column heads on the Civil War as seen in the photos.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, minimal wea... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 20, 1863
* Port Hudson, Louisiana map
* Battle of Kelly's Ford - Virginia
The front page is dominated by a nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "REBEL DEFENSES AT PORT HUDSON". Among the column heads on the Civil War are: "Late Rebel News" "Averill's Cavalry Expedition" "Rosecrans on the War Patch" "Clos... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 7, 1862 The front page is dominated by a very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE EXPECTED BATTLE IN MISSISSIPPI. Advance Southward of General Grant's Union Army." Also many column heads on the Civil War including: "The Rebels, 50,000 Strong, at Holly Springs" "Defeat of Stuart's Rebel Cavalry" "Splendid Conduct of the Union Tr... See More
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, Oct. 15, 1874
* Rare Old West title
* Large circus advertisement
A very early newspaper from this city at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Various news of the day with a wealth of ads as well.
Page 2 has a very nice circus advertisement which features Mollie Brown, bareback somersault rider.
Four pages, never bou... See More
THE WALL STREET DAILY NEWS, New York, April 1, 1902
* Rare stock market sheet from New York City
"A Daily Journal Devoted to Financial Interests" as noted in the masthead, but rather than being the typical newspaper, this is the monthly broadside chart noting: 'Highest & Lowest Prices and Total Sales of Stocks at New York Stock Exchange for March, 1902." which me... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, July 12, 1861
* Civil War Virginia map
* Buckhannon WV West Virginia
* Carthage MO Missouri
The front page features a large Civil War map headed: "The Seat Of War In Virginia" with a subhead: "The Positions of the Union and Rebel Forces in the Old Dominion"
Half of the first column is taken up with Civil War heads including: "THE R... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 1849
* Early Abraham Lincoln
This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" in a count of the votes of "Nays" in a vote concerning a "Private claim for a slave" (see). Also, page 3 has a similar mention of him in a discuss... See More
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Feb. 24, 1939
* The Jewish Holocaust in progress
* Jews ordered to give up valuables
A small report at the bottom of the front page reports a notable event from the early period of WWII: "Nazis Demand Jewish Jewelry" reading: "All German Jews and stateless Jews in Germany are required by an order published today to turn over their jewels, precio... See More
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 31, 1914 The front page has some very nice column headlines on the earlier weeks of World War I including: "MOBILIZATION IN RUSSIA" "Entire Army & Navy of the Em;pire Called to the Colors" "Germany Will Follow Suit" "Germany Already Under Martial Law" "All Europe Is An Armed Camp" "Servians Putting Up ... See More
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 4, 1914 The front page has some very nice column headlines on the earlier weeks of World War I including: "BRITISH ULTIMATUM TO GERMANY" "Demands Definite Statement of Attitude on Belgium Neutrality" "Army Ordered Mobilized by King George" "Public Opinion In England For War" "German Army on the Aggressive on Both Ea... See More
MANIFESTES DE MARCHANDISES D'ENTREE DANA LE PORT DE MARSEILLE, (France), December 18, 1773
* Curious little "newspaper"
* Pre revolutionary era from France
This is a very curious little newspaper, loosely translated to: "Manifest of Goods Imported at the Port of Marseille". Qualifies as a periodical as the issue carries a specific date. But there is no text, in... See More
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, July 18, 1938 The front page has a nice photo of Douglas Corrigan with his plane headed: "Bravo And a Mild 'Tut-Tut' " with the caption noting: "...Douglas Corrigan took off from New York apparently for California, but he headed his $900 craft out over the Atlantic and was next heard from when he landed safely at Dublin."
T... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 27, 1793
* President George Washington
* Historic 2nd election victory
Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the report at the top of page 3 announcing the opening of the votes for President & Vice President.
History tells us that it was on February 13, 1793, when Congress officially tabulated the votes from the election of
THE LONDON GAZETTE, September 3, 1666
* The Great London Fire issue (historic)
This issue certainly ranks as one of the premiere issues of all 17th century newspapers, announcing one of the most tragic events of the period.
This issue was published during the outbreak of what would be known as the Great London Fire, which destroyed much of the city of London. Since it was an early rep... See More
NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, July 5, 1939
* Lou Gehrig day at Yankee Stadium - Yankees
* Famous 'luckiest man on the face of the earth' speech
* Best title to be had - very rare as such
This issue will remain one of the most coveted by baseball fans, as it reports--from the city where it happened--one of the most notable & heart-warming events in the annals of baseball histor... See More
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 23, 1791
* Washington D.C. land lots for sale
* Early United States government era
The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, Sept. 9, 1791" with the text including: "The sales of the lots in the Federal City will commence on Monday the ... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1863
* John Wilkes Booth as an actor
* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre
A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
Page 3 has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which has three mentions of the name J. Wilkes Booth: "... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 16, 1861
* President elect Abraham Lincoln
* Journey to the White House
There is much on the President-elect, Abraham Lincoln, as he makes his way from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration.
Page 2 has: 'Mr. Lincoln For Washington" "Occurrences at Home Prior to the President's Departure" "Progress of the President Elect Towar... See More
CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, July 23, 1944
* Adolph Hitler escapes assassination plot
* Operation Valkyrie - Loyal aides stay put
The last column of the ftpg. has: "HITLER PLEADS WITH ARMY TO REMAIN LOYAL" with a subhead. The article carries over to pg. 2 where there is a photo of Hitler with Mussolini.
This was shortly after the attempted assassination of Hitler.
The complete ... See More
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 3, 1934 The banner headline reports: "REVEALS HOW NAZIS SHOT 50" "with subheads: "German Army In Saddle; Hitler Shakes Cabinet" "Ousts Papen, Friend of Hindenburg" "Executions Described by an Eyewitness".
What is known as the "night of the long knives" was a purge of those suspected of being political rivals ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1860
* Famous slaver "Wildfire" captured
* Abraham Lincoln close to nomination
Several nice reports including: "The Captured Slaver Wildfire" "Further Particulars--Names of the Crew and What the Cargo Consisted of...". This was a noted slave ship made more famous by the print of it in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly.... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 18, 1803
* President George Washington portrait
* American painter Gilbert Stuart
The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illiber... See More
* Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary
* Best title to be had - rare as such
This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph pref
THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Aug. 27, 1796
* President George Washington
Page 3 has a report: "The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES has just arrived from Mount Vernon. Whether on a visit to this City, or on his sway to the northward, we cannot tell------Thank GOD he can ride in a carriage which is not bullet proof."
Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, scattered foxing, good co... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 4, 1872
* Dr. David Livingstone found
* Henry Morton Stanley
Page 5 has a nearly full column report "Livingstone's Rescue" with subheads "Herald Special Report from London" "Rejoicing and Excitement in England Over the News" "The Herald's Despatches Republished in Full" and more.
Page 6 has a nearly full colum... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 5, 1881 The prime print in this issue is the doublepage centerfold, which is one of the best football centerfolds of the19th century to be had.
The doublepage is captioned: "A Game of Foot-Ball---A 'Scrummage' at the Close" which was drawn by the famed artist A. B. Frost. Very displayable as such.
Among other prints are a full front pag... See More
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, Nov. 16, 1734
* Rare 18th century title
* Early Virginia report
The front page has a somewhat lengthy: "Humble Address of the Council in Assembly, to the Hon. William Gooch Esq., his Majesty's Lt.-Gov. of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia". This is followed by the governor's brief reply.
Nice to have American content on the front page o... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.
Interestingly, the format of this title did not change much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years (see photos). The 4 issue collection comes in a cu... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 7, 1853
* Perry Expedition to Japan
Inside has a full page with text and two illustrations on: "The United States Expedition To Japan" including a portrait of: "Commodore Matthew Perry, Commander..." and also: "the Steam Frigate 'Mississippi', U.S. Navy".
The front page has an illustration of: "A Bush... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 20, 1902
* Death of Thomas Nast
* Caricaturist- cartoonist
* Best title to be had ?
The entire front page is a photo of Thomas Nast, the great American cartoonist. A related article is inside which includes a rare illustration of himself.
Other prints include: "The Arrival of Admiral Dewey in the Caribbean Sea" "Will Marconi S... See More
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 2, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* Famous boxing match
A terrific issue on the famed boxer John Heenan, as the entire front page is taken up with a print of him captioned: "John C. Heenan, The Champion of the World". The print was taken from a photo of him of May 3, 1860 in England, shortly after his famous match between... See More
IDAHO TRI-WEEKLY STATESMAN, Boise City, Nov. 12, 1864
* Very rare territorial title
* American Civil War era
A very early and rare newspaper from just 18 months after the Idaho Territory was created, and some 26 years before Idaho statehood.
This is the volume 1, number 48 issue. The ftpg. is filled with ads with pages 2 & 3 containing various news of the day. Mostly ads on... See More