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Battle of Ticonderoga... Jewish prayers for the dead...

Item #662116
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1758 

* 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  

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A boom & bust mining town in Colorado...

Item #662113

December 04, 1885

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  

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Edmund Andros arrives to govern New England...

Item #662110

February 14, 1686

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  

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Early use of term "Union Jack" & descriptive of the British flag...

Item #662056

September 28, 1674

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  

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Salvation Army... Denver, Colorado...

Item #662046

August 19, 1882

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  

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Appropriations for the support of the military in 1799...

Item #662043

October 02, 1799

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  

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First report: the wreck of the Atlantic...

Item #662034

April 02, 1873

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  

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Capture of the bandit Vasquez...

Item #662031

May 16, 1874

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  

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Vassar College life... The Apaches...

Item #662025

July 04, 1885

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  

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Very uncommon title...

Item #662024

July 01, 1888

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  

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One of our last...

Item #662023

September 15, 1879

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  

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Jewish holocaust... Seizure of businesses....

Item #662020

November 20, 1938

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  

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Trouble with the miners at Cripple Creek, Colorado...

Item #662019

June 14, 1894

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.

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Civil War map shows from Richmond to Petersburg...

Item #662003

June 23, 1864

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  

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Civil War map shows advance of General Hooker's army...

Item #661996

May 02, 1863

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  

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Civil War map on the rebel defenses at Port Hudson...

Item #661994

March 20, 1863

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  

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Two Civil War maps...

Item #661992

November 07, 1862

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  

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From Southern California...

Item #661989

October 15, 1874

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  

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Civil War map of Virginia...

Item #661986

July 12, 1861

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  

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When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #661985

January 09, 1849

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  

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Germany demands Jews to surrender their jewelry...

Item #661951

February 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  

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From the early weeks of World War I...

Item #661944

July 31, 1914

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  

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From the early weeks of World War I...

Item #661941

August 04, 1914

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  

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Curious little "newspaper"...

Item #661936

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  

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Death of John D. Rockefeller...

Item #661905

May 24, 1937

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, May 24, 1937 

* John D. Rockefeller death

* Oil tycoon & philanthropist

The top of the front page has a photo of "John D. Rockefeller, Sr." headed: "Dead Philanthropist". Also a banner headline announcing: "Federal Unemployment Insurance Held Valid" with related subheads.

Fourteen pages, nice condition.... See More  

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'Wrong-way' Corrigan flies to Dublin...

Item #661897

July 18, 1938

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."

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Washington's 2nd election as President...

Item #661892

February 27, 1793

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

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First report of the Great London Fire... In a London newspaper!

Item #661890

September 03, 1666

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  

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Lou Gehrig's farewell to baseball...

Item #661889

July 05, 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  

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Selling building lots in Washington, D.C...

Item #661887

September 23, 1791

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  

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John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater...

Item #661884

November 13, 1863

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  

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Attempted assassination of Hitler...

Item #661878

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  

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Hitler's forces kill hundreds of political rivals...

Item #661873

July 03, 1934

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  

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The captured slave ship... Lincoln as a candidate...

Item #661869

May 15, 1860

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  

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Famed artist Gilbert Stuart...

Item #661864

April 18, 1803

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  

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Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary...

Item #661860

April 27, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685 

* 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
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"Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"...

Item #661847

July 04, 1872

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  

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Displayable football print...

Item #661842

November 05, 1881

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  

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Perry's expedition to Japan...

Item #661813

May 07, 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  

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Death of famed artist Thomas Nast...

Item #661810

December 20, 1902

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  

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Terrific front page print of John Heenan, the famed boxer...

Item #661809

June 02, 1860

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  

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Very early Idaho newspaper, shortly after creation of the Idaho Territory...

Item #661808

November 12, 1864

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  

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The Declaration of Independence...

Item #661804
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 

* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain

It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing o... See More  

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Yankee newspaper from South Carolina...

Item #661800

March 24, 1864

THE PALMETTO HERALD, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 24, 1864 

* Very rare Yankee occupation title

This Southern coastal town was captured by Yankee naval forces late in 1861 and remained a base for other operations along the Atlantic coast. An uncommon Yankee title from this otherwise Confederate stronghold. This is just the volume 1, number 4 issue with content including: "On G... See More  

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Very dramatic Hindenburg explosion issue...

Item #661798

May 08, 1937

BALTIMORE NEWS-POST, May 8, 1937  The front page features a very large photo of one of the more iconic disaster photographs of the 20th century, the zeppelin Hindenburg moments after it burst into flames. The photo is captioned: "Thirty-one persons met a horrible death as the Hindenburg, Germany's proud trans-oceanic zeppelin exploded in midair at Lakehurst, N.J." The banner hea... See More  

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The Oklahoma Land Rush has begun...

Item #661795

April 23, 1889

THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, April 23, 1889 

* Oklahoma land rush beginning

* Boomers and Sooners

* Town of Guthrie riot

The front page has a nice report on the Oklahoma Land Rush with the top of the page having column heads: "Oklahoma Opened" "Settlers Admitted to the New Territory at Noon Yesterday" "A Mad Rush for Land All Along the Line" "The... See More  

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The great Atlantic cable... Sale of government horses...

Item #661794

August 12, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 12, 1865  The full front page has two scenes: "The Horse Market and Stables, New York City, Where The Weekly Sale of Government Horses Takes Place" with a related print inside.

Prints inside include 3 pages on: "The Great Atlantic Cable--Constructing The New Telegraph Line From Dublin To Valentia." "...The Union Hotel, S... See More  

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Expedition to Greenland... Earthquake in San Francisco...

Item #661793

March 29, 1856

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 29, 1856  Inside has 2 pages of text with  7 prints on: "Expedition To Greenland". Also a fullpg. with 4 prints on: "Dreadful Catastrophe at Philadelphia" being the burning of the ferry boat 'New Jersey'.

Other prints: "Maple Sugar Camp" in New England; a view of: "Stockholm, Capital of Sweden&quo... See More  

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George Washington and Sam Adams...

Item #661792

April 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 16, 1796 

* George Washington & Samuel Adams

The front page features two Acts of Congress concerning courts, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

Page 2 has a chart of the latest count for the election of Mass. governor, showing Judge Sumner leading over Gov. Sam Adams.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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An American magazine from 1792...

Item #661787
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, February, 1792  The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page. Among the articles are: "Topographical Sketches of the County of Essex" "On the Necessity of Caution" "Arithmetick Recommended to the Ladies" "On the Sleep of Plants" "Ceremony of a P... See More  

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