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Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The National Intelligencer, Dec. 30, 1808, U.S. Gazette for the Country, July 24 1809; Boston Gazette, May 28, 1804; New England Palladium, Aug. 10, 1802; and Columbian Centinel, Sept. 8, 1804. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early news... See More
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
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, April 10, 1852 Included are two pages of: "Traveling In the United States" which includes four prints including steam ship, sleighing, and railroad. Good text as well.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.
LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, Sept. 12, 1861 Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confederate & the "Journal" was more pro-Union. This is ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895 The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree." Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World". There are two pages of text headed: "The Evolution of the Amateur Pitcher" which includes 10 p... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 1, 1864 The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "THE ADVANCE ON RICHMOND. Successful Attack on the Southside Railroad Defences" showing much detail from Richmond south to Weldon.
The first column has Civil War heads including: "RICHMOND" "Important Operations of the Army of the Potomac" "The Enemy's Line Near Poplar G... See More
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, April 17, 1863 This is a quite rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.
The ftpg. contains several war related reports including items h... See More
NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 7, 1825 Page 2 has: "Mr. Noah...is said to have purchased...Grand Island from the state of New York. The island is intended for a number of emigrants of the Jewish nation who are to find there...refuge from European oppression..." with more.
This was Mordecai Manuel Noah and his Zionists efforts, which never materialized. Noah was the fir... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Additional From The North" "The Revolution in the North--Great Indignation at the Military Arrests of the Administration..." "Disaffection In The Yankee Army--the Soldiers Refusing to Fight--Their Confessions of the Atrocities of Their Men&q... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848 The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.
Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.
Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have lai... See More
MOUNTAIN AND PLAIN, Denver, Colorado, Sept. 22, 1911 One of the few newspapers we have seen which has a photograph in the masthead, in this case a photo of the Rocky Mountains.
The front page is part of a continuing article: "Denver's Assets" with a photo.
A volume one issue, 16 pages, 9 by 12 inches, printed on glossy stock newsprint, nice condition.
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 30, 1860 Appearing at the top of the first column on pg. 6 are headlines reporting one of the most famous boxing matches of the nineteenth century involving John Heenan, the American champion, and Tom Sayers, the English champion.
In the third column under "The Great Fight" is a detailed and graphic report: "History of the Battle" "The Fight ... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. August 15, 1816 The second page carries an article "A number of the citizens of the District of Columbia, impressed with the importance of forming an association for the purpose of promoting useful knowledge, met on the 28th day of June, 1816,... agreeably to public notice the committee appointed as aforesaid reported the following draft of a con... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 26, 1865 The top of the front page has heads: "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "More of the Horrors of Andersonville" "Testimony of a Rebel Surgeon as to the Maltreatment of Prisoners" "Copy of an Inspection Report of the Prison Camp" "A Sickening Tale of Suffering". This coverage takes over 1 1/2 columns. See the web for more on the ca... See More
"Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta, Georgia... Jefferson Davis' stirring address to his soldiers...
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 14, 1864 See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper.
Among the front page items are: "President Davis' Address to the Army" which is rather lengthy & signed in type: Jefferson Davis. This is a very nice, rousing address to his soldiers having near the end:"...Soldiers! Assured success a... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 Page 3 has a nice illustration of Edison's recent invention, the phonograph.
Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate idea of its performances. Fully familiar as we are and have been with the machine since
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778
* Jacob Duché - 1st chaplain to the Continental Congress
* Famous letter to General George Washington
* American Revolutionary War
A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the ot... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 21, 1865
* William T. Sherman
* Columbia South Carolina
* Final months of the Civil War
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From South Carolina" "The Evacuation of Charleston" "Dahlgren Moving on the City" "The Occupation of Columbia" "Sherman's & Beauregard's Movements" "L... See More
DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Feb. 8, 1862
* Very rare Confederate title
* General Stonewall Jackson
Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Among the various reports inside is an interesting one: "The Richmond Whig is pained to hear that Gen. Jackson ('Stone Wall... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1865
* Final months of the war
* Rare pro-Confederate title
This issue is from near the end of the Civil War. Among the articles on the front page are: "The Raid on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad--Sherman Advancing into South Carolina" and "From the South--Latest from Wilmington--Disappearance of the Federal Fleet--Caustic Article on... See More
THE DESERET WEEKLY, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 4, 1893
* Uncommon title with outer wrappers
* Mormons - Mormonism
This paper calls itself a: "Pioneer Publication of the Rocky Mountain Region - Truth and Liberty" as noted in the masthead. See the photo for the very decorative & large front page illustration, which shows settlers traveling, the Mormon temple, an early trai... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 22, 1840
* Mirabeau B. Lamar - President of Texas
* Orders all free African Americans to leave
An inside page has a brief yet notable item headed: "Texas" reading: "President Lamar has issued a proclamation commanding all free persons of color, now in the republic of Texas to remove therefrom before the 1st day of January, ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston A lot of 6 issues from 1795-6, all with news & ads of the day and all with minimal wear at the margins. Scattered foxing, perhaps minor margin tears, generally good.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York A nice lot of 8 different issues from 1863, 1864, and one issue from 1865, each contains within reports on military events from the Civil War, or reports of developments and improvements of military equipment.
Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1790
* James Bowdoin death
* 2nd Governor of Massachusetts
The front page has: "Mr. Bowdoin" being a brief report announcing the death of James Bowdoin, a former Massachusetts governor and scholar, plus the "Order Of Procession" for his funeral.
A page 3 report from "Philadelphia" says the President was abou... See More
* George 'Bugs' Moran arrested
* Chicago Prohibition Gangster
Page 21 has a two column head: "Moran, Chicago 'Dry' Era Gangster, Held In Kentucky on Ohio Armed Hold-Up Charge." See photos for the report.
The complete 1st section only with all 38 pages. This is the rag edition, printed on very high quality newsprint meant
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 28, 1863
* Chattanooga Campaign - Tennessee
* Braxton Bragg vs. Ulysses S. Grant
Among the front page heads on the Civil War are: "Additional From The South" "Speculations & Facts from Chattanooga" "How Affairs Looked Before the Battle" "Bragg's Responsibilities Admitted" "Progress of the Siege of Charleston&quo... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1862
* Fort Wright - Randolph, Tennessee
Although the front page is mostly taken up with advertisements, the prime feature is certainly the nice Civil War map headed: "FORT WRIGHT ON THE MISSISSIPPI. Its Position & Strength--Important Section of the River--Commodore Foote's Attack." The ftpg. also has a column of news from Central and South ... See More
THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, Jan. 20, 1815 Page 3 has an interesting article on the unfortunate practice of the: "Seduction Of Youth" into the military, as the article is headed. It notes a recruiting advertisement mentioning: "The youthful hero whose patriotism & ardor has heretofore been restrained by the rigid laws of the state can now...joining said regiment without t... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, July 11, 1879
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
Page 2 has an interesting & quite lengthy article: "COLONY FARMING FOR JEWS" "A Project Favored by the Hebrew Convention" "Land to be Bought For Fifty Families With Money Raised by Subscription--Five Hundred Acres Offered as a Gift."
An interesting program of which we were not familiar.
Eight pa... See More
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 9, 1787
* Year of the United States Constitution
The top of page 3 has an interesting ad: "A Second Course of Lectures By a Lady" with details. Various news reports and a wealth of ads including 8 ftpg. illus. ship ads.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 1807
* President Thomas Jefferson pardons
* United States Army deserters
The ftpg. has much on the continued High Treason trial of Aaron Burr & 2 others. Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" by the President concerning those: "...who have deserted from the army of the United States...has become sensible of their offense &am... See More
THE STARS AND STRIPES--EXTRA, Southern France Edition, Aug. 14, 1945
* Terrific issue for display
* Best publication to be had
Of the several editions of this newspaper--and there were many published at various locations in Europe & elsewhere--this is one of just two which reported the end of World War II on the 14th (other was the Paris edition). The other editions carried the re... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1866 The front page has a nice print captioned: "Wall Street, New York", a street scene bustling with pedestrians and activity. A great issue for any stock broker or person involved in the world of finance.
Inside prints include a full page of: "The Southern Methodist Bishops", two half page prints of: "Primary School for Free... See More
THE CLEVELAND PRESS, Ohio, May 8, 1945
* Germany Surrenders
* V-E day - Nazis quit
* Great for display
A large, bold banner head dominates the front page reading: "ALLIES PROCLAIM VICTORY IN EUROPE" with various related subheads as well. There is a huge red & blue "V" running from top to bottom of the ftpg. making this an exceedingly historic issue for display... See More
WILLIAMSPORT REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1890 Printed at the top above the masthead: "FOURTH OF JULY EDITION"
This is the complete issue which in celebration of the 4th of July opted to replace the typical black ink with alternating pages of red and blue, meaning pages 1, 4, 5 & 8 are printed entirely in blue ink, while pages 2, 3, 6 & 7 are entirely in red ink, which alon... See More
THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, June 8, 1875 A folio size illustrated newspaper with the full front page being a political cartoon featuring U.S. Grant captioned: "The Third Term Will-O'-Wisp, And What Came Of It."
Unrelated prints on pages 4 and 5.
Eight pages, good condition.
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, July 24, 1847
* Father Matthew - Irish Catholic priest
* Teetotalist - temperance reformer print
The front page has a print headed: "Portrait Of Father Mathew" captioned: "The Great Irish Temperance Reformer" followed by a bit of text on him.
Eight pages, good condition.
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 29, 1855 The front page has a nice print captioned: "Melbourne, Australia" along with a full column article with the same heading.
Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with mild fold & margin wear, good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 1, 1855
* Rare Sitka, Alaska view illustration
The front page has a nice print captioned: "Sitka, The Russian Possession on the North-West Coast of America". This is a very early newspaper print of this Alaska town, from 12 before America would purchase it from Russia.
Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds wi... See More
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 9, 1853 The front page has a print captioned: "Sunday In Australia" with a related article.
Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
THE WASHINGTON WORLD, Washington, D.C., 1883 See the photo for the very nice masthead engraving which includes a print of the Capitol building. Although the content seems to be wide-ranging, there also seems to be content relating to the military & government.
Four pages, browned at the margins, somewhat fragile so it must be handled carefully, otherwise in very nice condition.
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 29, 1873
* Panic of 1873
* Wall Street - stock market
The front page has much reporting on the financial panic of 1873 with heads: "The Financial Prospect" "A Better Outlook" "Views of Mr. Jay Gould" "The Government & The Panic" "The Late Panic Not Affecting the Grocery Trade" and more.
Eight pages, very nice... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 20, 1864
* Battle of Rocky Face Ridge - Buzzard's Roost
* Atlanta, Georgia campaign - William T. Sherman
* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House - Grant vs. Lee
The top of the back page has a Civil War map headed: "Battle of Rocky Ridge" showing much detail, plus related text as well. The front page has various war-related column heads including: "From... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 23, 1864
* Bowling Green, Kentucky
* Battle of Resaca, Georgia
* Tunnel Hill, Georgia
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Lee Is Retreating Before General Grant" "Capture of Bowling Green" "News From General Butler" "Campaign in Northern Georgia" "The Great Battle of Resaca" "Captur... See More
* President John Adams
* Land Acts of Congress
The front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type: John Adams. One is to authorize the sale of: "...certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio...". Other items include: "Rumors of a N
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 21, 1862
* Siege of Corinth, Mississippi
* General P. G. T. Beauregard
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy.
The front page is filled with ads, and pg. 2 begins with an editorial which starts: "It is impossible to over-estimate the importance of the crisis on the Peninsula. On that theatre the fate of the first American Re... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, April 23, 1877
* Chief Dull Knife surrender
* Nothern Cheyennes Indians
* Camp Robinson - Nebraska
The front page has a report headed: "Surrender of Eighty Lodges of Cheyennes" "The Indians" "Eighty Lodges of Cheyennes Surrendered to General Crook. See photos for details.
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More