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December 29, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 29, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Grant's Department" "Guerrilla Raids in Front" "Another Demonstration by Morgan Apprehended" "Longstreet's Movements Interpreted" "A Concise Narrative of Gen. Grant's late Campaign" "Proposed Reorganization of Gen. Meade's Arm... See More
September 21, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1811
* The Little Belt Affair
* Captain Arthur Bingham
The first 6 pages are taken up with a great & very detailed account of the Little Belt Affair, a naval battle between the U.S. ship President & the British ship Little Belt, an event which was a catalyst for the War of 1812.
Headed: "President and Little Belt" it include... See More
August 23, 1782
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 23, 1782
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century original
* From The Enemy
Inside has a report noting in part: "The superior policy of the French cabinet has shewn itself in all the following instances: in exciting the ruinous rebellion in America; in watching for a proper opportunity to assist the rebels; in prevailing on Spain to join th... See More
October 08, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1836 The bottom of the ftpg. has a brief report: "Mexico and Texas" which begins: "Advices...that on the 20th, gen. Urrea issued a violent proclamation against the Texians and Americans, grounded on the supposition that the United States government had acknowledged the independence of Texas & sent troops to its assistance...&q... See More
December 23, 1864
SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 23, 1864 Among the front page heads are: "GEN. THOMAS' ARMY" "Hood Across Duck River" "His Loss Estimated at 20,000 "The Country Swarming with Deserters" "The Rebel Army Hopelessly Demoralized" "Sherman's March--Journal of an Eye-witness".
An 8 page "supplement" issue, nice condit... See More
December 13, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 13, 1864
* General William T. Sherman
* March to the sea - Savannah GA
* Murfreesboro TN Tennessee
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S MARCH" "His Approach To Savannah" "He Was only 25 Miles from that City on Dec. 7" "News of an Attack Hourly Expected" "The War In Tennessee" "Rebe... See More
October 20, 1849
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 20, 1849 Page 2 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Sacramento still yields a good dividend of something like ten to fifteen dollars a day to all industrious laborers...The Feather River, where the finest gold has been found, is yet a favorite stream among the diggers...About 3,000 persons are now engag... See More
May 01, 1776
THE WESTMINSTER MAGAZINE, London, May, 1776
* British Evacuation of Boston
* Great year to have (1776)
Certainly a very uncommon title from the 18th century, formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine" or the era.
Under the "Monthly Chronicle" is a report mentioning: "General Howe, commander in chief of his Majesty's forces in North Amer... See More
April 12, 1912
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, April 12, 1912
* Clara Barton - Red Cross Founder death
* Only a few days prior to Titanic sinking
The top of the front page first column notes: "FOUNDER OF RED CROSS SOCIETY IS DEAD" plus: "Miss Clara Barton Was First To Organize Branch of the Great International Relief Society in America" "Death early Today Caused By Pne... See More
October 10, 1888
THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 10, 1888
* Jack the Ripper
* Whitechapel murders
Page 4 has a brief & inconspicuous item concerning Jack the Ripper: "London is excited over a message from the Whitechapel maniac, chalked on the wall near the body of his latest victim: 'Five. Fifteen more, and then I give myself up.' He has already been given up by the police."
Ei... See More
April 15, 1732
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, April 15, 1732 A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".
Rarely do we find such early-dated newspaper from England which give much space to American reports, but this is one. Over one-third of the front page has: &quo... See More
April 21, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1778
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century original
* From The Enemy
An inside page includes: "...from Paris that the French had absolutely sent a considerable force to America & that six sail of the line & a number of frigates were shortly to follow them..." and "...M. Gerrard, Minister Plenipotentiary to the American... See More
June 28, 1666
THE CURRENT INTELLIGENCE, London, June 28, 1666
* Very early publication
* The Great Plague
* Early pirates - piracy
This is a very rare title as it lasted for only for a matter of months, ending publication when the Great Fire of London struck in September of 1666.
The front page has a report from Rome noting in part: "...The Popes Gallies are in the mean time ordered to cruis... See More
December 24, 1724
THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 24, 1724
* Rare & early 18th century issue
* Nice masthead engravings
* Early Native Americans - Indians
At the top of the front page is a report datelined: "Boston in New-England, Nov. 9" reading: "Last week arrived Mr. Trisket & one Mr. Hunter from Canada, who bring advice that the best accounts they could get from the Indians that ... See More
September 06, 1862
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 6, 1862 A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.
This issue features on the ftpg: "Westover, Near Harrison's Landing, Late Headquarters of Gen. Fitzjohn Porter". Much war reporting inside including: "Another Battle at Bull Run" and more. The ba... See More
December 03, 1866
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, Dec. 3, 1866
* Andrew Johnson State of the Union Address
* Post Civil War reconstruction era
All of page 2 and half of page 3 are taken up with the: "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, a tradition which begins with Washington & continues to this day. It is signed in type at its conc... See More
January 29, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853
* Published by P. T. Barnum
The ftpg. features a print of the U.S. Steam Frigate 'Fulton' entering Havana harbor.
The back page has a fascinating article and print captioned: "The Misses Fox--The Original Rappers..." with the article headed: "The Rappers" (rap music?). A curious item.
Other prints within include "... See More
May 13, 1865
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1865 The front page has a nice print of: "Derrom's System For Trestle Bridges" with a related article titled: "Improved System for Trestle Bridges" It begins: "The transit of streams in military operations is often one of the most embarrassing incidents of a campaign...During the whole of the present war & up to th... See More
December 09, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 9, 1795 The entire front page and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the: "Explanation, by Mr. Hamilton, on the Subject of a Late Attack upon the President of the United States, and the Former and Present Secretary of the Treasury, in Relation to the Compensation of the President". Extremely lengthy & continued in a f... See More
July 15, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 15, 1795 Evidence of how controversial the Jay Treaty with England was, page 3 has a report noting in part: "...about noon...the 4th...a number of people collected together and daringly attempted to burn, in effigy, our late minister J. Jay, together with the treaty...".
Also a lengthy listing of the ceremonial parade f... See More
October 14, 1942
EVENING PRESS, Guernsey, Channel Islands, Oct. 14, 1942
* Rare German occupation title
* World War II - WWII
Among the front page reports are: "England Is Played Out- Scathing Article in U.S. A.Journal" "Russian Pessimism As USSR's Doom Moves Daily Nearer" "Join Us or Perish" and more.
Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.
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December 23, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 23, 1798 Page 3 has an: "Address to John Adams, President of the United States" from the Assembly of Pennsylvania, on his work as President. This is followed by the President's "Reply" signed: John Adams.
Four pages, handsome masthead, various foxing, more so to an upper quadrant, some margin wear, good condition... See More
October 10, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 10, 1798
* French campaign in Egypt and Syria
* Lord Horatio Nelson vs. Napoleon Bonaparte
Page 3 has a report headed: "Total Defeat of Buonaparte the Bucanier" with the first (of several) reports noting in part: "...of admiral Nelson's falling in with the French & capturing 4 sail of the line, 5 friga... See More
March 15, 1757
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757 Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" which is a: "Letter from an Officer of Lord John Murray's Regiment, dated Schenectady". This has some nice content on the French & Indian War, & includes: "...we were ordered to join the regiment at Albany, from which place the New-Englanders had gone up to attack Cro... See More
Item #668796GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, for the year 1776
* Battle of Long Island, New York
* American Revolutionary War
* General William Howe victory
A very nice "Supplement" issue to this popular magazine from during the Revolutionary War.
This 28 page magazine features a great & lengthy account of the Battle of New York signed in type by: W. Howe which t... See More
June 23, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, June 23, 1796
* President George Washington
The back page is mostly taken up with three Acts of Congress, each one signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.
The most notable and the lengthiest--taking half of the page--is: "An Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States".
Page 3 has a bit h... See More
May 25, 1786
NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, May 25, 1786 (year in Roman numerals) Page 6 has the full text of a treaty with the Indians.
Following the American Revolution, the American states sought to establish peaceful relations with the Shawnee Indians. On January 31, 1786, the various parties signed a treaty ending hostilities between the Shawnee and white Americans.
Known as the... See More
December 27, 1856
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Dec. 27, 1856 Among the noteworthy items within this issue is the front page print of the new Westminster Clock Bell (of Big Ben fame), with supporting text.
Significant as well are the two prints related to the famous arctic exploring vessel "The HMS Resolute". Other prints include: "The Rev. Dr. Livingston, The Traveler In Afric... See More
May 08, 1862
THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, May 8, 1862
* General David Hunter
* re. emancipation of slaves
* Abraham Lincoln
The bottom of page 2 has one of two controversial General Orders from General David Hunter freeing slaves. Noting in part: "All persons of color lately held to involuntary service by the enemies of the United States in Fort Pulaski and Cockspur Island, Ga., are ... See More
January 11, 1837
THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD, Raleigh, Jan. 11, 1837
* Rare antebellum publication
Various news and advertisements of the day from well before the outbreak of the Civil War. The back page has an illustrated ad for a jailed slave, with details.
Four pages, light damp staining, good condition.... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770 Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it. A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&qu... See More
Item #667737THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1793 (note: the "July" at the top of page 1 is a printer's error) Articles include: "Accounts of Hatteras Shoals" "Concise Character of the Persians" and more.
Near the back is the "Monthly Gazette" with news reports including much on the French Revolution, plus: "Domestick Occurrences" which i... See More
June 29, 1811
NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1811 Most of page 2 is taken up with various letters concerning Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy in Jefferson's administration, then becoming Secretary of State for Madison. Smith & Madison would soon disagree on policy resulting in Smith's resignation in 1811.
Most of the text is an address by Smith, with other letters signed in type by: James Madis... See More
April 23, 1803
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 23, 1803
* President Thomas Jefferson
The front page has a letter signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson, concerning the military situation.
Four pages, good condition.
November 28, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 28, 1812 Inside has; "Monroe's Treaty" with subhead: "Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America" which takes several pages with 4 signatures in type, including James Monroe, and dated Dec. 31, 1806.
Also within: "New Sicilian Constitution" "Revolutionar... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745 A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well. Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".... See More
June 14, 1763
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14, 1763 Page 6 has over half a column headed: "America" with datelines from Charleston, Boston and Savannah containing various news reports. One bit notes: "...from Martinico...he saw three pirates hanged there; eleven others were also condemned. They belonged to a pirate sloop of six carriage guns...".
Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, go... See More
May 08, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1857
* Mormons - Mormonism - immigration
Page 3 has an article: "The Mormons Again" which is a report on the immigrants from Great Britain. Some interesting details.
Four pages, very nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
February 08, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 1847 Page 3 has some interesting editorial commentary on the Mexican War, with: "The War, And It's Present Objects". This is followed by: "The City of Mexico or Peace".
Four pages, nice condition.
May 02, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 2, 1863
* Fredericksburg, Virginia area map
* John S. Mosby's Rangers - Raiders
The front page is dominated by a large Civil War map headed: "THE CROSSING OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK".
Plus there are many column heads on the Civil War including: "Success Everywhere" "The Enemy Confounded" "400 Prisoners Taken" "A Great Ba... See More
July 20, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 20, 1861 The front page is filled with advertisements. Page 5 has some nice column heads--and a wealth of text--on this historic Battle of Bull Run: "The Engagement at Bull's Run" "Gallant Conduct of Our Troops" "Details of the Contest" "No Decisive Result" "Names of Killed & Wounded" 'Our Loss Very Small&qu... See More
April 29, 1794
GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 29, 1794
* President George Washington letter
Page 2 has a report headed: "Proceedings of the Senate on Chief Justice Jay's appointment", which includes an introductory letter signed by him: Go. Washington.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More
September 22, 1701
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 22, 1701
* James Francis Edward Stuart
* "The Old Pretender"
Acknowledging the recent death of King James II (in Paris on Sept. 16), page 2 has report from "Loo" in England: "His Majesty being informed that the French King has, upon the death of the late King James, declared the pretended Prince of Wales King of E... See More
December 05, 1796
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 5, 1796
* 18th century American publication
The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.
The front page is filled with advertisements including several illustrated ship ads. Various news of the day inside.
Four pages, wide never-trimmed m... See More
May 09, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 9, 1864
* Battle of the Wilderness
* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee
The front page is dominated by a very large & detailed map headed: "THE JAMES RIVER MOVEMENT. Scene of Operations by Gen. Butler's Force--Petersburg, Richmond, and the Railroads". Plus over half of the first column is taken up with Civil War heads, beginning: "Struggle... See More
July 19, 1813
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 19, 1813 The ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress each signed in type by the President: James Madison. One is: "...to Raise Additional Military Force...".
Inside has various reports on the War of 1812 including: "Gallant Exploit of Virginia Militia" "Commotion Among the Indians" "Supposed Battle" "Com. Rodgers Spoken&q... See More
May 16, 1780
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 16, 1780 Page 2 has a letter from Vice Admiral Sir Peter Parker from Jamaica in which he reports the latest naval events in the Caribbean. Included also are the: "Commissions signed by His Majesty for the Army in Ireland".
Four pages, 7 3/4 by 12 inches, red tax stamp on the ftpg., great condition.
March 24, 1779
THE LONDON GAZETTE--EXTRAORDINARY, England, March 24, 1779
* Capture of St. Lucia, West Indies
* Battle of Morne de la Vierge
* American Revolutionary War
This "Extra" issue was published exclusively to report on the Siege of St. Lucia in the Caribbean, which begins with a letter from Major General Grant, commander of the British forces.
Included also are the: "...Art... See More
October 01, 1770
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1770 Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.
Typical reports of the day, with the title/contents page showing: "Debates of a Political Club" "New Thoughts on Libels" "Account of the Extraord... See More
February 03, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 3, 1796 Various news & ads of the day including an illustrated stagecoach ad. The front page begins with a: "Report from the Department of War Relative to the Fortification of the Ports and Harbours of the United States" with specifics on Salem, Marblehead, New London, New York, Philadelphia, Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk, A... See More
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