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673544

The premiere issue of the war: the Declaration of Independence…

Item #673544

August 17, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




Certainly the overriding significance of this issue is the complete printing of arguably the most important document in American history, headed: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America... See More  

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$13,500.00
673208

Richmond falls... End of the Civil War is near... President Lincoln confirms...

Item #673208

April 04, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1865 



* Best Richmond falls

* Great for display




This is one of the more graphic issues of the Times from the entire Civil War, obviously celebrating the triumphant report of General U.S. Grant capturing the capital of the Confederacy. With this event the end of the Civil War was but days away.

The dominating feature of the front page is the great engraving of ... See More  

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$765.00
673127

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #673127

August 23, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, Aug. 23, 1889 



* Very rare Western publication

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame




We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is just the 2nd time we have seen this title. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

Various mining-related items as well as regional & national news reports. ... See More  

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$577.00
673119

'Official' report of the gold discovery in California...

Item #673119

December 07, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 



* Gold discovered in California

* Official government report

* Pre 49ers- Forty-Niners




Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California.

Although there w... See More  

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$325.00
672620

An incredible display issue on the end of World War II...

Item #672620

August 14, 1945

THE WILMINGTON NEWS--EXTRA, North Carolina, August 14, 1945



* World War II ends

* Japanese surrenders

* Terrific headline for display




When it comes to huge, screaming headlines on the end of World War II they can't possibly get much better than this.

Taking about three-quarters of the front page, in letters 8 1/4 and 4 7/8 inches high, is: "JAPS QUIT ! " with subhead: "... See More  

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$445.00
672292

Fantastic issue reporting the "Battle of Los Angeles"...

Item #672292

February 25, 1942

LOS ANGELES TIMES--EXTRA! Feb. 25, 1942 



* Battle of Los Angeles - Air Raid

* Japanese airplane attack ? UFO's ?

* Best title to be had (very rare)




Simply a fantastic report on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles". The front page has one of the more dramatic, screaming headlines to be found: "L.A. AREA RAIDED ! " with a smaller head noting: "Jap Pl... See More  

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$455.00
672273

Exceedingly rare Napoleon occupation newspaper...

Item #672273

January 05, 1811

COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, January 5, 1811 (No. 5) 



* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper



This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.

In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empi... See More  

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$665.00
672229

Criticizing Burgoyne for his failure in America...

Item #672229

October 02, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Gen. John Burgoyne failures




Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here.

Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at S... See More  

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$388.00
672142

One of the best baseball prints...

Item #672142

March 23, 1889

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 23, 1889



* Great baseball prints - illustrations



Note: this is just a portion of the issue, 8 pages but including the mentioned centerfold.

This terrific double page centerfold is captioned: "The American Baseball Players at Kennington Oval--Visit of the Prince of Wales". It includes some 19 scenes of various "plays" in basebal... See More  

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$380.00
671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining pers... See More  

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$345.00
671923

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

Item #671923

October 31, 1880

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, October 31, 1880 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




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 steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in... See More  

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$2,300.00
671850

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #671850

November 30, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, November 30, 1641



* Earliest newspaper in your collection?



The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News". This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste... See More  

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$270.00
671763

Plague reference... Portsmouth has been spared...

Item #671763

November 30, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Nov. 30, 1665



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Plus this is the #5 issue, only the fifth to be published.

Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had rem... See More  

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$465.00
671725

Terrific issue on the surrender of Lee at Appomattox...

Item #671725

April 11, 1865

THE SEMI-WEEKLY TIMES, New York, April 11, 1865



* General Robert E. Lee's surrender

* Appomattox Court House signing




Page 2 begins with: "The Crowning Victory" "Victory--Peace" with the leading dispatch reading: "This department has received the official report of the SURRENDER, THIS DAY, OF GEN. LEE AND HIS ARMY TO LIEUT. GENERAL GRANT, on the terms proposed by... See More  

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$340.00
671673

Huge & dramatic print of the Statue of Liberty...

Item #671673

October 27, 1886

SUPPLEMENT TO FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 27, 1886  Despite its flaw, this is a terrific, dramatic, and huge print of: "The Bartholdi Statue Of Liberty, On Bedloe's Island, New York Harbor" at night time. A quite rare print which I don't believe we have offered before.

It measures 22 by 33 inches. There are numerous archival repairs to the blank reverse, ... See More  

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$287.00
671552

Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen




The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: Joh... See More  

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$610.00
671291

Establishing the rules of cricket... A premier report...

Item #671291

July 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789  



*  A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection



The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads:... See More  

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$2,600.00
671285

The king decides to not increase the land forces in America...

Item #671285

January 31, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 31, 1778



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat... See More  

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$325.00
671223

Rare period print of the yacht America after having just won the famous race...

Item #671223

October 25, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 25, 1851 



* 1st America's Cup race

* Schooner Yacht "America"




The front page features a nice print of the yacht: "The America", which to our knowledge is the only period print of the racing yacht America having just won the historic race against 14 other competitors. A similar print appears is the Illus. London News ... See More  

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$275.00
671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* The Battle of the Kegs

* British Fleet in Philadelphia




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surpris... See More  

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$485.00
670755

Great Tombstone newspaper printed ten days before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #670755

October 16, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




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 steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept th... See More  

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670747

Japanese attack California...

Item #670747

February 24, 1942

LOS ANGELES HERALD EXPRESS, California, Feb. 24, 1942 



* Attack on California coast

* Ellwood oil field shelling

* Japanese submarine I-17

* Best title to be had ? (rare)




The bold headline proclaims: "HUNT JAP U-BOAT IN RAID ON SOUTHLAND" with a smaller banner: "2 U.S. Ships Wrecked; 189 Die". One of the subhead notes: "Sub Shells Oil Field Near Santa Barbara... See More  

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$285.00
670649

Complete set of newspapers reporting the 1915 World Series... First World Series appearance of Babe Ruth...

Item #670649

October 13, 1915

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California  A complete set of five issues reporting on all five games of  the 1915 Major League Baseball World Series, issues dated October 8 thru 13, 1915 (no newspaper on Sunday).

As the photos show each issue has a front page report on the games between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox winning the title.

Babe Ruth made his ver... See More  

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$327.00
670601

The beginning of the U.S. Navy's relationship with San Diego...

Item #670601

May 01, 1917

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, May 1, 1917  A terrific and very displayable issue on the founding era of the United States Navy's relationship with San Diego, one which has grown tremendously ever since 1917 to become the home port of the Pacific Fleet, a base composed of 13 piers, with over 24,000 military personnel and over 10,000 civilian workers.  The U.S. Navy remains a... See More  

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$750.00
669983

Nice account of a battle with pirates on the coast of Virginia...

Item #669983
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1700 



* From the turn of the 18th century

* Great pirates account reporting




Certainly the most notable content is the report of a pirate capturing a ship off the coast of Virginia, but the King's ship Shoreham came to the rescue--commanded by he Governor, Nicholson-- and after a 10... See More  

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$545.00
669851

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #669851

April 03, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735   



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare publication




As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all o... See More  

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$2,935.00
669522

"Jack the Ripper" mentioned twice in the report...

Item #669522

October 20, 1888

THE TIMES, London, England, October 20, 1888 



* Jack the Ripper Whitechapel murders

* Best title to be had (very rare as such)




During the last half of 1888 the East End of London, primarily the Whitechapel district, was terrorized by a murderer who came to be known as Jack The Ripper. His infamous & brutal crime spree was reported in newspapers around the world--indeed, most Ameri... See More  

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$348.00
669409

Very dramatic headline on the assassination of Malcolm X...

Item #669409

February 22, 1965

THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Feb. 22, 1965



* Malcolm X assassination (1st report)

* Fiery Negro extremist




This is a very rare issue with an uncommonly dramatic front page reporting of the death of Malcolm X, the banner head noting: "MALCOLM X SLAIN; 3 HELD" with a subhead: "Rivalry Of Muslims Suspected As Motive". Included also is a one column photo captioned: "Malcolm X ... See More  

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$366.00
669405

The very first NFL football championship game...

Item #669405

December 19, 1932

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Dec. 19, 1932 



* 1st ever NFL football championship game

* Chicago Bears vs. Portsmouth Spartans

* Bronko Nagurski - Red Grange

* Best title to be had - very rare as such




The front page of the sports section--which has its own masthead--has a great banner headline: "BEARS WIN, 9-0; PRO FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS" with subhead: "Grange Scores On Forward I... See More  

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$325.00
669336

The 13th Amendment becomes the law of the land...

Item #669336

December 07, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 7, 1865 



* End of Slavery in America

* 13th Amendment becomes law

* Official announcement




The top of page 7 has first column heads announcing the very historic report that the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery in the United States, became the law of the land when the required number of states ratified the amendment on December 6.

The heads include: "THE ... See More  

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$255.00
669008

Great account of Hoban's progress on building the White House...

Item #669008

December 19, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 19, 1798



* White House creation

* Washington D.C.




A terrific issue on the construction of the White House, as page 3 has three detailed progress reports on its construction, each signed in type by the architect of the White House, James Hoban.

Great reading, with some accounts noting work as such: "Report of James Hoban, superinte... See More  

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$345.00
668718

Great issue on the sinking of the Titanic...

Item #668718

April 16, 1912

OAKLAND TRIBUNE, California, April 16, 1912 



* Great RMS Titanic sinking issue for display



One of the better issues on the Titanic tragedy we have offered in some time, as the banner headline announces: "868 RESCUED FROM WRECK; 1350 BRAVE MEN PERISH". There are four related front page photos including one of the Titanic and one of Capt. E. J. Smith. Plus various subheads on th... See More  

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$2,475.00
668707

From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...

Item #668707

June 20, 1882

BLACK HILLS DAILY PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, Nov. 24, 1878 



* Very rare & desired publication

* Famous wild West town

* "Wild Bill" Hickok fame




This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light.

This issue is ... See More  

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$1,350.00
668461

Synagogues hold memorial services... Much on the assassination & funeral of Lincoln...

Item #668461

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865 



* Rare 1st-page mentions of Synagogue services

* Re: Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral

* Black mourning borders




Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel," "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogu... See More  

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$825.00
668440

The Great Fire of London...

Item #668440

September 24, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had




One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666.  Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspape... See More  

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$1,350.00
668423

Billy the Kid, Pat Garett, Virgil & Wyatt Earp, Frank Stilwell, Johnny Behan...

Item #668423

August 10, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




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 steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in ... See More  

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$2,750.00
667986

Small newspaper from an Alaska mining town...

Item #667986

July 04, 1901

ALASKA FORUM, Rampart, Alaska, July 4, 1901 



* Yukon-Koyukuk

* Klondike gold rush era

* Very rare publication




This is the volume 1, number 41 issue of a newspaper from this mining town which lasted only until 1906. Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only the Alaska Historical Society has scattered issues of this title and they do not have this date.

Various local ... See More  

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$277.00
667979

The "day the music died"...

Item #667979

February 03, 1959

THE YORK DISPATCH, Pennsylvania,  Feb. 3, 1959 



* Death of rock & roll stars

* Buddy Holly, the "Big Bopper" and Richie Valens

* "The Day the Music Died"




The death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the "Big Bopper" from the early rock and roll era is not commonly found in period newspapers, unfortunately. And when found the reports are typicall... See More  

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$265.00
667936

The Great London Fire of 1666....

Item #667936

October 11, 1666

LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666



* The Great London Fire



Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations sin... See More  

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$560.00
667788

One of the best Lincoln assassination issues...

Item #667788

April 22, 1865

WASHINGTON WEEKLY CHRONICLE, D.C., April 22, 1865



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

* From our nation's capital




Truly a terrific issue, for being a weekly newspaper this was the first report of this event in this title, and better yet it is from the city where the assassination happened. A notable--and very uncommon--graphic... See More  

Item from Catalog 311 (released for October, 2021)...

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$2,150.00
667784

Rare and early title from Honolulu...

Item #667784

February 22, 1845

THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Feb. 22, 1845 



* Very rare 19th century Hawaiian publication



One of the earliest newspapers we have offered from Hawaii, and fourteen years earlier than the few of this title we offered in recent years.

The "first series" of this title existed for just 1 1/2 years from 1840 to 1841. It proved unprofitable and was shut down. Th... See More  

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$585.00
667766

The capture of New York by the British.. Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...

Item #667766
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map

* American Revolutionary War




This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you... See More  

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$490.00
667465

Creating the West Point Military Academy...

Item #667465

April 10, 1802

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 10, 1802 



* United States Military Academy established

* West Point, Orange County, New York




Over half of the front page is taken up with the historic printing of: "An Act Fixing the Military Peace Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Th. Jefferson, and in block type by Aaron Burr & Nathanie... See More  

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$258.00
667176

Provincial Congress meeting...

Item #667176

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that
... See More  

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$430.00
667173

Early and rare newspaper from 1871 Tucson...

Item #667173

October 28, 1871

ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, A.T. (Arizona Territory), October 28, 1871



* Very rare title



A very early & rare title from Southern Arizona, published 41 years before Arizona would become a state. Our records indicate this is the earliest date of this title we have offered in memory, the previous earliest dated 1874.

Inside has: "The Apache War" "Colyer's Canad... See More  

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$300.00
667086

Formation of the Mormon Church...

Item #667086

July 16, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1831 Page 17 has a fine and very early account of the formation of the Mormon church, headed: "Mormonism".

The bias against the Mormons is revealed in the report, which includes: "...certain knaves, pretending to have some holy writings hidden under a stone in Ontario county...started a new religion! The leaders make bold pretensi
... See More  

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$390.00
666708

Timely report of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

Item #666708

December 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 



* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)

* Musical composer - Classical music era original




Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. ... See More  

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$355.00
666445

First Corvette rolls off the assembly line... In a Detroit newspaper...

Item #666445

July 01, 1953

DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, July 1, 1953 



* Corvette begins production

* In a Detroit publication (historic)




Page 53 has a two line, two column headline: "Plastic Corvette Begins To Roll" & above this head in smaller type: "Production Line Starts". The report begins: "Chevrolet's first production model Corvette, a sports with a plastic laminated fiber glass... See More  

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$875.00
666400

FBI botches the Little Bohemia raid upon the Dillinger Gang...

Item #666400

April 23, 1934

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 23, 1934 



* Outlaw John Dillinger

* Little Bohemia Lodge shootout

* Nice 1st report for display




The front page has a terrific banner headline announcing: "HUNT DILLINGER; 2 DIE, 4 SHOT" with a subhead noting: "Desperadoes Escape North Woods Trap".

The article carries over to page 8 where is a rather large map headed: "Dillinger Es... See More  

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$469.00
666370

Jeff Davis' inaugural address: in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #666370

February 25, 1862

THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 25, 1862 



* Jefferson Davis inaugural address

* Rare Confederate publication




A rather rare title and great that it has the word “Southern”.

Certainly the most notable content begins page 2 being: "President Jefferson Davis's Inaugural address, delivered in Richmond, February 22, 1862" which takes ove... See More  

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$335.00
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