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Very rare & early news pamphlet from Amsterdam...

Item #661783

August 01, 1632

Dutch newsletter/pamphlet from Amsterdam, August, 1632

* Very rare 17th century publication

* Siege - capture of Maastricht

* Dutch journalist & printer Broer Jansz

A very rare news pamphlet by the famed early Broer Jansz, one of the most prolific newsmen of the 17th century. Included with this item is an extensive biography of him and his work.

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The Louisiana Purchase Treaty is signed....

Item #661782

July 14, 1803

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, July 14, 1803 

* The Louisiana Purchase Treaty

* Signed by U.S. & France ministers

A page 3 report headed: "Official" reports: "The Executive has received official information, that a Treaty was signed on the 30th April, between the Ministers...of the United States and the Ministers...of the French Government; by which the United S
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Popular for the colorful political cartoons...

Item #661778

December 13, 1893

PUCK, New York, Dec. 13, 1893 

* Color political prints - cartoons

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 much desired for their displayability. This issue has as ... See More  

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A Civil War military newspaper...

Item #661775

November 07, 1863

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Nov. 7, 1863  As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. Almost the entire ftpg. is taken up with: "The Military Situation" with war reports from various fields of action. Inside page reports include: "Engineering Operations of the Arm... See More  

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Rare plate of the execution of Admiral Byng...

Item #661767

April 01, 1757

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1757  Certainly the prime content is the quite rare full page print titled: "The Shooting of Admiral Byng on Board the Monarque" as such prints were more typically removed years ago. This is a dramatic engraving & is accompanied by a letter he penned to the Lords of the Admiralty upon receiving his death sentence.

Admiral John Byng was a Roy... See More  

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Rare Confederate title from Mississippi on the Battle of Perryville...

Item #661765

October 17, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Oct. 17, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the front page articles are: "Abolition Meetings at the North" "Resolutions" "Yankee Officers Marrying Negroes" "List of Casualties in the 40th Mississippi Reg. at the Battle of Corinth, Oct. 4trh, 1862".

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Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #661764

January 08, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 8, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing.

Page 2 has a boxing article: "The Ring" "The Championship - Woods' Deposit Covered by the Friends of Benicia" concerning an upcoming championship bout between Woods and Heenan. Other sports reporting througho... See More  

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An early newspaper from 1641...

Item #661762

February 26, 1641

GAZETTE, Paris, France, Feb. 26, 1641 

* Earliest newspaper in your collection?

This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by nearly 15 years. This was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu.  The title has the fi... See More  

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Death of "The Liberator", Simon Bolivar...

Item #661757

February 19, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 19, 1831

* Death of Simon Bolivar 

* Venezuela independence leader

The back page has a nice report concerning the death of Simon Bolivar.

Bolivar was one of most important historical and political figure in Latin American history. He is considered in Latin America as a hero, visionary, and a revolutionary. During his short life he lead Boliv... See More  

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Negroes in the Civil War...

Item #661753

April 09, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 9, 1862  From the midst of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "Free Negroes Crowding into Ohio" "Missionaries to Work & Educate the Negroes at Port Royal" "War News of the Week" "Slavery in the District of Columbia" "The Horrors of War" "General Rosecrans' Farewell to His Soldiers&quo... See More  

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Rebels to leave Richmond?

Item #661730

January 02, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 2, 1865  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Siege of Fortress Rosecrans" "The Fight at Overall's Creek" "The Battle of the Cedars" "RICHMOND" "Probable Designs of the Enemy to Make a Dash from Richmond" "WILMINGTON" "Admiral Porter Still at It" "He Continues to Shell Fort ... See More  

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Sherman's march to the sea...

Item #661729

January 09, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 9, 1865 

* General William T. Sherman

* Branchville SC South Carolina

* Final months of the Civil War

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Sherman Marching on Branchville, South Carolina" " Bragg Asking the Prayers of All Christians for Himself & His Army" "Opposition to Jeff. Davis' Prop... See More  

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Robert E. Lee is moving towards Petersburg...

Item #661721

October 06, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 6, 1864 

* Confederate General Robert E. Lee

* Sieges of Richmond and Petersburg

Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "RICHMOND" "Both Armies Fortifying" "Lee Moving Troops to Petersburg" "The Enemy Strengthening on Our Left" "Another Rebel Battery Captured" and much more.

Eight pages, a bit irregula... See More  

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Confirming Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of the Nile...

Item #661719

November 28, 1798


* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte

Page 2 has a letter beginning: "There is hope yet for America!...". Page 3 has: "Confirmation" which notes: "...most complete assurance of the defeat of the fleet of Buonaparte by Admiral Nelson..." with more on th... See More  

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Editorial paints a positive picture for the Confederacy...

Item #661716

May 21, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 21, 1863  The front page has much reporting from the "The Courts" and "City Intelligence" as well as several Acts from the Confederate Congress including: "An Act to Establish a Volunteer Navy". There are also military reports from Mobile & Wilmington.

The back page has a lengthy editorial beginning: "The Federal a... See More  

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The Queen of the West... another Confederate naval victory!

Item #661715

February 27, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 27, 1863  Not just a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederates states. Among the front page reports are: "The American War In Europe--Opinions of the English Press..." "Lincoln's Movements at Night" "The Yankee Navy" "Additional From the North--The Inaction of the Army--'What are ... See More  

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A Proclamation and an Address signed by Jefferson Davis...

Item #661714

August 17, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 17, 1863  Most of the last column is taken up with two documents, the first a: "Proclamation By the President" which includes: "...Let us rather receive in humble thankfulness the lesson which He has taught in our recent reverses, devoutly acknowledging that to Him & not to our own feeble arms, are due the honor & the glory of vic... See More  

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The "Old" Thirteen Infantry of Virginia...

Item #661713

February 26, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 26, 1864  Among the front page reports are: "The War News--A Cavalry Battle in Mississippi--The Situation in Tennessee--The Recent Fight In Florida--From General Lee's Lines" "The Courts" "Camp Near Kinston" "To the Friends of Soldiers in the Wise Brigade" & other items. Also included is a report re: "... See More  

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Commodore Phillips & Botany Bay, Australia...

Item #661707

* Botany Bay, Australia - Admiral Arthur Phillip

* Northern plantations act to discourage the slave trade

 Within this issue is a report concerning Commodore Phillips at Botany Bay reading: "The Botany fleet arrived at the Cape on the 13th of October, after a passage from Rio de Janeiro of only five weeks & four days. Commodore ... See More  

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Follow-up to 'Operation Valkyrie'... Truman nominated...

Item #661700

July 22, 1944


* Operation Valkyrie failure

* Adolph Hitler assassination attempt

* German officers executed

The ftpg. has two follow-up items relating to "Operation Valkyrie", the attempt to kill Adolph Hitler: "Rebels' Move Upset By Him, Goebbels Says" "Famous Generals Reported Slain" "Allied Radios Urge Germans To Join R... See More  

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Early & uncommon title from Kentucky...

Item #661698

January 11, 1831

THE FOCUS, Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 11, 1831 

* Rare & early antebellum title

An early & uncommon title from Kentucky. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day, this issue has various news items, political reports and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spie, never-trimmed margins which can be a bit irregular, other trape mends throughout.... See More  

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Two slave prints...

Item #661673

April 06, 1861


* Great slave auction illustration

* Pre Civil War South - rare

Most of a page is taken up with a print: "The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Baltimore, Md." and "Slaves For Sale: A Scene in New Orleans", both showing slaves dressed in formal attire. A related article: "The Dandy Slave" begins: "Whenever a n... See More  

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Working to abolish slave trading in the nation's capital...

Item #661670

September 14, 1850

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 1850 

* re. Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

* United States Senate debates

* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers

* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)

Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in... See More  

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White Sox owners bans players despite the court's verdict...

Item #661669

March 14, 1921


* re. Black Sox World Series scandal

* Best title to be had ?- rare as such

Page 15 begins with an interesting article relating the infamous Black Sox betting scandal. Headed: "Commy Through With Black Sox Despite Verdict", the text begins: "With an emphatic 'No" President Comiskey of the White Sox disposed of the last chan... See More  

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Patty Hearst and the SLA...

Item #661661

September 19, 1975

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 19, 1975 

* Patty Hearst, convicted bank robber, captured

* Newspaper heiress, socialite, actress & kidnap victim

The headline announces: "PATTY HEARST, HARRISES CAPTURED" with a subhead: "SLA Fugitives Seized without a Fight in S.F." Patty Hearst was the granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst who in 1974 gained noto... See More  

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Early reports from World War I...

Item #661660

August 06, 1914

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 6, 1914  The ftpg. has many one column heads on the early reports from World War I including: "BATTLE AT LIEGE STILL UNDER WAY" "German Casualties Placed at 8,000" "Another Attack Expected Tonight" "France is Likely to Aid Belgium" "FEEDING THE FIGHTING NATIONS" "Red Cross to Send A Relief Ship" "... See More  

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Very early reports from World War I...

Item #661659

August 03, 1914

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 3, 1914  The front page has many reports from the early events of World War I with column heads including; "GERMAN ARMY OVER FRONTIERS" "Neutrality Treaties Openly Violated" "Russia Also Over the German Border" "Austria Fighting On the Drina" "ENGLAND TO MOBILIZE" "World Hangs on Great Britain's Word&qu... See More  

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First appearance of a Walt Whitman poem...

Item #661647

February 23, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 23, 1888  Near the bottom of page 4 is the printing of a poem: "The Dismantled Ship" by Walt Whitman as noted at its conclusion. This was the very first printing of this Whitman poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, and is very significant as such.

Twelve pages, some margin tears, toned at the margins, should be handled carefully.... See More  

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Congress investigates the Ku Klux Klan...

Item #661640

February 19, 1872

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1872 

* KKK - Ku Klux Klan investigation

* United States Congress

Page 5 has 1 1/2 columns of detailed reporting on the KKK, headed: "THE KU-KLUX" "Report of the Joint Committee of Congress".

This was the first formal and in-depth federal investigation of this white supremacist society which sought to deprive former slaves of the rights ... See More  

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Very early & descriptive account of Alaska...

Item #661635

June 18, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 18, 1761 

* Very early Alaska description

Over two pages are consumed with an excellent and very detailed account of that part of "America" which would be Alaska today, and the surrounding area. It is headed: "An Account of That Part of America, which is Nearest to the Land of Kamtchatca." which is an extract of a book titled "... See More  

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DiMaggio's historic hitting streak ends at 56...

Item #661612

July 18, 1941


* Joe MiMaggio - New York Yankees

* Historic game hitting streak ends w/ 56

* Best title to be had from NYC ?

The top of the sports page has a 6 column head announcing: "Snapping of DiMaggio String Fails to Halt Yanks" with one of the subheads noting; "Jolting Joe Held Hitless After 56 Consecutive Contests". The text begins: ... See More  

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Set on Howard Hughes' around-the-world flight...

Item #661608

July 11, 1938

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston. A set of 4 issues dated July 11, 12, 14 & 15, 1938.

* Aviator Howard Hughes

* Airplane flight around World

Each issue has a top- of-the-front page headline and photo concerning Howard Hughes' historic around-the-world flight.

See the photos for the both the headlines and the graphics.

Each issue is complete & in very nice condition.... See More  

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Early mention of George Washington...

Item #661574
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1755 

* Early George Washington

* Governor Robert Dinwiddie

There are no less than two high points in this issue, the first being an article headed: "Gov. Dinwiddie's Speech to the Assembly of Virginia" in which he relates various reports from the French & Indian War, including mention of  "...general Braddock, command... See More  

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Creating the Oklahoma Land Rush...

Item #661573

March 28, 1889

THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, March 28, 1889  The front page includes a one column print of: "Robert Todd Lincoln- Of Illinois, U.S. Minister at the Court of St. James". This was Abe Lincoln's only son to live to adulthood.

Page 2 has a nice report on the Oklahoma Land Rush with the top of the page having column heads: "Oklahoma Opened" "President Harrison'... See More  

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Huge Civil War map of the war in the Southwest...

Item #661571

May 31, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 31, 1862 

* Siege of Corinth, Mississippi 

* Confederate states map

Most of of the front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map titled: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN THE SOUTH-WEST" with some column heads including: "The Capture of Corinth" "Another Rebel 'Skedaddle' " "Gen. Nelson in the Enemy's Camp" "Retre... See More  

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Battle of Bull Run, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #661568

July 20, 1861

DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, July 20, 1861  

* Very rare Confederate title

* First Battle of Bull Run

* Manassas, Virginia

Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered. This coastal town didn't remain Confederate for very long as it fell to General Burnside on March 14, 1862 with the Battle of New Bern. So truly &... See More  

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Death of Dred Scott... Slave ships...

Item #661567

September 21, 1858

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 21, 1858 

* Dred Scott death

* Famed Slave

* Slavers - ships

Page 4 contains a very brief, yet significant, report headed: "Death of Dred Scot" with the actual text not much longer, reading: "Dred Scott died in this city on Friday night last." with a dateline of St. Louis, Sept. 20, 1858.

In the same column on this page is "Later From... See More  

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Adolph Hitler receives Germany citizenship...

Item #661566

February 26, 1932

NEW YORK TIMES, February 26, 1932  Page 9 has a column-wide article headed: GERMAN CITIZENSHIP ACQUIRED BY HITLER" "He Receives an Appointment to Post of Attache at Berlin Legation of Brunswick" See images for text here.

Complete in 40 pages, nice condition.

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The 1914 World Series... Boston Braves vs. Philadelphia Athletics...

Item #661559

October 08, 1914

THE OMAHA EVENING BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, October 8 - 10, 12-13, 1914

* Boston Braves (Atlanta)

* Philadelphia Athletics

* World Series of baseball

* Complete set for all games

This is a five-issue set (the 11th was a Sunday and no issue was printed) pertaining to the 1914 World Series between the Boston Braves and Philadelphia Athletics which was the first four-game sweep in World Series h... See More  

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One of the earliest Louisiana newspapers we have offered...

Item #661558

December 24, 1819


* Very rare & early publication

This is one of the earliest newspapers from Louisiana we have had the pleasure to offer. The front page has a lengthy obituary report and an article: "Adam Poe's Contest with Two Indians" plus many ads (some in French), which the back page has a report concerning Indians in an: ... See More  

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John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #661557

March 26, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 26, 1862 

* John Wilkes Booth theater ad

* Civil War original reporting

The front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. 

See the photo for the complete ad wh... See More  

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Print of the Mormon city of Nauvoo...

Item #661552

July 22, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 22, 1854

* Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois view

* The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

* Mormons - Mormonism         
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Shirley Temple Black is appointed to the United Nations...

Item #661544

August 30, 1969

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Russell, Kansas, August 30, 1969

* Child actress Shirley Temple Black

* Appointed to United Nations General Assembly

* President Richard Nixon

 The front page carries a one column, two line headline "Nixon Appoints Shirley Black". The text begins: "Shirley Temple Black, a curly-haired movie moppet turned suburban housewife and ardent Republican, ... See More  

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Duke of Monmouth is beheaded...

Item #661537

July 16, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 16, 1685 

* James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth

* Tower Hill execution - beheading

The report of great significance is the rather brief, yet very historic, found on page 2 & datelined from Whitehall, July 15: "This day the late Duke of Monmouth, being attained of High Treason by Act of Parliament, was Beheaded on a scaffold for that pur
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Interview with Jesse James' wife...

Item #661536

April 29, 1882


* Outlaw Jesse James

* Interview w/ his wife

Page 9 has nearly a full column taken up with: "JESSE'S TRANING" "The Delicate Way in Which Mrs. James Refers to Her Husband's Peculiar Vocation" "An Hour's Talk with the Outlaw's Widow--Some of the Savings Invested in Business--A Mysterious Friend Said to be ... See More  

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The New England Restraining Act---extended...

Item #661535

September 02, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775 

* The New England Restraining Act

* Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England

* John Hancock gets married

Taking nearly one-third of the front page  and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott Briti... See More  

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Civil War map... Jeff Davis' inaugural address...

Item #661534

February 28, 1862


 * Jefferson Davis inauguration

* President of the Confederacy

* Map inside Florida

There is a wealth of Civil War reporting on the front page including column heads: "The Burnside Expedition" "Condition of the Rebel Guns" "A Visit to Nag's Head" "The War in the South-West" "Nashvi... See More  

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499.19 point record gain...

Item #661533

March 17, 2000

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, New York City, March 17, 2000.  As opposed to the more negative reports which make stock market headlines collectible, here is a significant upbeat headline, and great to have it in the Wall Street Journal. The top of the front page has a report beginning: "The Dow Jones Industrials soared 499.19 points -- by far their biggest point rise ever -- as Old Economy
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From the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory...

Item #661532

June 22, 1883

THE BLACK HILLS JOURNAL, Rapid City, Dakota Territory, June 22, 1883 

* Very rare Old West title

* Pennington County

From six years before South Dakota would become a state. Much concerning mining, including: "Custer's Peak - And the Country Surrounding--Silver & Copper Ore Discoveries" 'Valentine and Rapid City" "A New Milling Process" & other ... See More  

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General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch... The Confederate version of "Harper's Weekly"...

Item #661529

June 07, 1863

SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, June 7, 1863 

* General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch

* Very rare Confederate title

A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.

The front page is entirely taken up with a nice illustration of: "Genera... See More  

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