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Statehood of Wyoming...

Item #673986

July 10, 1890

THE WORLD, New York City, July 10, 1890  Page three heading "Congress Day By Day" reports "Fixing the Wyoming Bill." "The presiding officer of the Senate (Mr. Ingalls) having signed the bill to admit Wyoming it went to the President to-day. He thereupon referred it to the Attorney-General to ascertain if there were any legal objections to its approval."

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Bob Feller pitches his third no-hitter....

Item #673984

July 02, 1951

CENTRE DAILY TIMES, State College & Bellefonte, Pa., July 2, 1951  Near the top of the sports page is: "Feller In 3rd No-Hitter" and: "Pitchers Excel in Top Tests". The report begins: "Bob Feller, king of active Major League pitchers, sits on a pedestal today as the only modern day hurler with three no-hit games to his credit..." with more.

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Albert Einstein in 1929....

Item #673983

January 24, 1929

NEW YORK TIMES, January 24, 1929 

* Albert Einstein's new field theory

* Physics reduced to one law

The bottom of the front page has a two column heading: "Einstein's New Theory Is Further Explained In Its Linking Mechanics of Electro-Dynamics". Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this venerable title.

Complete in 56 pages, this is the "rag... See More  

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Gold Rush of 1849, in an 1848 newspaper...

Item #673979

December 05, 1848


* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

California Gold Rush reports from 1848 are rather rare but we've found some through the years, such as this one.

A bottom corner of the front page has: "Gold Mines of California" noting: "These mines are represented as very productive & of immense value...making rapi... See More  

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Tired of pirating... news from Charlestown...

Item #673976

November 22, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 22, 1766  The front page has an article with the dateline "Newport, Rhode Island, October 6" which is from "a letter from Castle Brew, at Annamaboa, on the Coast of Africa...". It talks about the pirate infested areas along the coastline, but in particular the one ship "commanded by one Hide". "...These fellows neither murder, ... See More  

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Sir Guy Carleton to remain commander-in-chief...

Item #673964

April 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 26, 1783 

* American Revolutionary War nears the end

Page 2 has a brief item: "Sir Guy Carleton is to continue Commander in Chief of the British forces in North America". Page 5 has most of a column headed: "American News" which has much on the federal finances & includes a letter from Mr. Robert Morris.

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From the Panama Canal Zone...

Item #673928

March 18, 1931

THE PANAMA CANAL RECORD, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone, March 18, 1931  A little magazine noted as the: "Official Publication of the Panama Canal" with a wealth of data concerning the canal and its use including a lengthy chart of: "Movements of Ocean Vessels".

Complete in 20 pages, 6 by 9 inches, library stamp at the very top, very nice condition.

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For those who objected to the war...

Item #673927

October 01, 1944


* Rare anti-World War II title

As the title suggests, this newspaper from the midst of World War II espoused non-participation by being a conscientious objector to war.

The content throughout supports this theme. Among the items: "CO Fled Draft In Bad Lands - He Then Decides That His Tactic Is Wrong, and Gives Self Up" &quo... See More  

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Woodhull & Claflin... The Ku Klux Klan...

Item #673925

November 05, 1872

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 5, 1872   The front page has: "The Ku Klux" "Greeley's Friends at Work in Kentucky--They Hang a Man, His Wife, and Daughter to the Same Tree".

Page 2 has: "Woodhull & Claflin" "An Indictment Found Against Them--A Writ of Habeas Corpus for Col. Blood--Arrest of Stephen Pearl Andrews".

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Horse racing magazine from Lexington, Kentucky...

Item #673923
THE THOROUGHBRED RECORD, Lexington, Kentucky, March 15, 1913 

* "Horse Capital of the World"

As the title would suggest this magazine is focused on  horse racing, and the masthead notes: "A Weekly Thoroughbred Journal Published by the Thoroughbred Record Company".

The ftpg. has a photo of the horse: "Machintla, Bay Filly, 1909" with a great wealth of ... See More  

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Very early Boy Scout magazine...

Item #673919

March 15, 1924

THE SCOUT, London, March 15, 1924  An early issue of the Boy Scout magazine, and noted in the masthead: "Founded by Sir Robert Baden-Powell" who is credited with founding the Boy Scouts.

This was very much the "Boy's Life" of its day, with various articles & stories of interest to boys and scouts. Various illustrations as well. Complete in 24 pages, color front &a... See More  

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Newspaper for African-Americans...

Item #673918
THE AFRICAN'S FRIEND, Philadelphia, 1st month, 1888

* Rare publication

Subtitled: "For the Promotion of Religion & Morality" and near the top is: "For distribution among the colored people of the Southern States of the United States of America, and Liberia in Africa." The title would suggest that it was sympathetic to the plight of the African Americans, from not ... See More  

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Magazine in the Welsh language...

Item #673915

January 01, 1834

SEREN GOMER, Carmarthen, Wales, Hydref, 1834  A quite uncommon magazine from Wales, totally in the Welsh language. Although commonly spoken in the 19th century, its use had diminished in the 20th century. Efforts are being made to bring it back today.

No date on the front page however a copy of the volume's title page is included to verify the year 1834.

Complete in 32 pages, 5 1/4
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Two prints of early fine engines... Missions near San Antonio...

Item #673912

February 18, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Feb. 18, 1854  This was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time as the famed Harper's Weekly didn't start until 1857.

Perhaps the best prints of of early fine engines: "Hope Hose Carriage, of Philadelphia, at the Crystal Palace" and: "Representation of Fire Engine No. 38, of New York City".

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Great buffalo hunting print...

Item #673911

October 07, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 7, 1854  A predecessor to Harper's Weekly and in a format very similar to what Harper's would have.

Very ornate masthead, the front page has a very dramatic print: "Bison Hunting" which includes Indians and a related article. Inside has several prints of: "Scenes in the Holy Land", and also: "Rocky Glen at Sing Sing, New ... See More  

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Independence of America will destroy the marine power of England... A plan for capturing General Greene...

Item #673668

July 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy

Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independenc... See More  

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Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #673652

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782 

* re. Isaac Haynes execution

* American Revolutionary War

All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutio... See More  

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Great wealth of Revolutionary War reporting from Charleston & New York...

Item #673576

September 30, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 30, 1780 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy

All of pages 2 and 3 are taken up with letters from General Clinton to Germain giving his military reports on events in the New York vicinity as well as events in the South, plus two letters from General Earl Cornwallis in Charleston with his views of events in his theatre or
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Woodhull & Claflin open the first women's brokerage firm on Wall Street...

Item #673567

February 06, 1870

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1870

* Historic 1st female Wall Street brokerage opens

* Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin sisters

* "The Bewitching Brokers" shatters tradition

The top of the back page has an intriguing report of a very notable--yet widely unknown--Wall Street "first".

Under the column heads: "WALL STREET AROUSED" "The Female Brokers--The ... See More  

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Uncommon title from 1730...

Item #673454

* 18th century original publication

This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occ... See More  

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A family fends off two attacks by Indians...

Item #673366
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1792  Near the back is three-quarters of a page of news headed: "America" mostly taken up with a very detailed and exciting account of a family attacked by Indians, noting how the mother and children were able to fend off the invaders not once but twice. A few other bits as well.

Included are all 3 plates called for, one of which shows bot... See More  

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The French Revolution...

Item #673364
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1790  Among the articles are: "The Importance, and the Neglect, of Veterinary Medicine"; a list of: "Eminent Physicians who have Been Regimental Surgeons". Near the back is much on an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France" taking several pages.

Included are 2 of the 3 plates called for which include a larg... See More  

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Census report from New Jersey...

Item #673178
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1749  Nearly a full page is taken up with charts showing the population of New Jersey in 1738 and 1745. Included among the columns are those labeled: "Male Slaves" "Female Slaves" and "Total of Slaves".

Also a chart of those: "Buried in the several Burying Grounds of Philadelphia", columns headed by r
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President James Monroe dies on the 4th of July...

Item #673074

July 23, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1831 

* President James Monroe

* 4th of July death

An inside pg. has: "Death Of James Monroe--Fifth President of the United States" and still in the heading is printed: "At the house of his son-in law, Samuel L. Gouverneur, esq. New York at half past 3 o'clock P.M. July 4, 1831."

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Appalachicola, Florida... Slave or free?

Item #673060

September 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept.  14, 1816  Starting on the front page and continuing within is a great article describing  a banquet held in Paris to celebrate American Independence, which illustrates the great relationship held between both nations.

Another article within describes the mass migration of Negroes from in and around New Orleans to Appalachicola, Florida.... See More  

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Very early report of the California gold rush...

Item #672636

September 30, 1848

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT (Greensboro), North Carolina, Sept. 30, 1848 

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

Page 3 contains a notable report, being the first report in this newspaper of the discovery of gold in California.

With a small heading: "Gold Fever in California" the report includes: "The gold mania rages in California & the whole population hav... See More  

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Paul Revere as President of the Board of Health...

Item #672553

February 15, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 15, 1800

* Paul Revere

* Board of Health

The top of the front page has a report from  the: "Board of Health" which is signed in type by its President: Paul Revere

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archivally strengthened at the irregular spine, good condition.... See More  

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Reporting John F. Kennedy's assassination...

Item #672486

November 23, 1963

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS, North Carolina, Nov. 23, 1963  The banner headline announces: "KENNEDY IS ASSASSINATED; PRO-RED HELD AS KILLER" with two related photos.

Complete in 2 sections and 22 pages, minor central fold wear, nice condition.

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Hebrew customs...

Item #672387
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1739  One of the articles is headed: "Continuation  of the Dissertation begun in our Last Whether the Hebrews Borrow'd any Customs from the Heathens" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.

Another article has the: "Manifesto of the Catholick Majesty..."concerning a payment to the South Sea Tea Company.

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Report from the Churchill River in Canada...

Item #672277
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1743   One of the articles is titled: "Of the Effects of Cold at Pr. of Wales' in Churchill River in Hudson's Bay..." which is present-day Canada. This article takes over a full page.

Among the other articles in this issue are: "No Writers for the Ministry" and "Reasons for a Steady Opposition". N
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The Indians declare war...

Item #672095

August 21, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 1813  Inside has: "Indian Declaration of War" which is a: "...literal translation of the Declaration of War by the Six Nations Against the British in Canada". Also: Creek Indians" which takes a full page, then: "Events of the War" which takes about 6 pages & includes a letter from the Lower Sandusky, one from &quo... See More  

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Was U.S. Grant killed?

Item #671833

July 23, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 23, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are:  "The Great Contest: General Sherman's Operations" "Life In Kentucky--Guerrillas & Other Vermin..." "A Private Soldier's Letter" "The Late Raid--The Fight at Harper's Ferry" "Rebel News--Joe Johnston Superseded by Gen. Hood--Alleged Deat
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Newly formed America flexing its trade muscles with England...

Item #671779

March 23, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 23, 1784  Page 3 has a report headed: "America - From the New York Royal Gazette" which was loyal to the British during the Revolutionary War. It notes in part: "...Assembly of New Jersey...Resolved unanimously, that the United States in Congress assembled, ought to be vested with the exclusive power of regulating trade & commerce t... See More  

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Horrid murders by Indians... War of 1812...

Item #671565

June 13, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 13, 1812  Several pages are taken up with correspondence & documents between the United States and England relating to the upcoming War of 1812. Several documents are signed in type by the Secretary of State, James Monroe.

The bkpg. has most of a column headed: "Indian Murders" which details: "...the late inhuman murders committed on th... See More  

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An imprisoned Santa Ana wants to negotiate with Andrew Jackson...

Item #671426

January 21, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1837  The back page features a lengthy letter signed by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Ana to President Andrew Jackson, in which he mentions his current imprisonment and a desire to negotiate a peace between Mexico & the United States. This is followed by the response of the President, signed in type: Andrew Jackson.

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New York City Fire Department...

Item #671238

September 14, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 14, 1867  Inside has a 1/3 page illustration of: "The Metropolitan Steam Fire Engine, No. 1., Employed by the New York Fire Department" with an accompanying article "Steam Fire Engines".

Also within are: "Howard's Patent Horse Rake" "Franklin's Suspended Lever Scale" and additional illustrations
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Very early bicycle prints...

Item #671197

June 12, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York June 12, 1869  The front page has a very nice & curious print captioned: "Sturdy and Young's Circular Velocipede" with a related front page article titled: "Improved Combination Pleasure Velocipede". An inside page also has a print of: "Price's Improved Bicycle" with a related article as well.

Sixteen pages, nice conditi... See More  

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Graphic on the wine industry in Hammondsport...

Item #671167

August 07, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 7, 1880 (at a significantly reduced price)

* Gold Seal Winery (Urbana) prints

* Hammondsport, New York

The front page is entirely taken up with six illustrations captioned: "Wine Making--The Urbana Wine Company, Hammondsport, N.Y." with the largest print showing workers in the finishing room.

A very nice & displayable issue for any wine col... See More  

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Displayable color cover... "The Call Of The Wild"...

Item #671028

July 30, 1914

LESLIES ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, July 30, 1914  This issue features a color illustration captioned: "The Call Of The Wild" on the front page, showing a woman in a nautical-style outfit raising an oar, with her other hand at her mouth, and a male companion in the background carrying a canoe on his back. Very displayable.

Complete in 24 pages, great condition.

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News from the gold fields in California... Death of President Polk...

Item #670929

June 23, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 23, 1849 

* California Gold Rush

* James K. Polk death

Page 2 has a half column article headed: "Letter From The Diggings" with a dateline from "Valley of the Sacramento". It is a fine, first-hand letter of the situation concerning the gold diggings.

Page 2 also has a black-bordered report: "Death Of Mr. Polk" whi... See More  

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Battleship Maine is sunk...

Item #670491

February 16, 1898

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, Feb. 16, 1898 

* USS Maine explosion (1st report)

* Spanish- American War prelude

The front page has a nice stack of two-column heads on the battleship Maine tragedy: "A NATIONAL CALAMITY" "The Battleship Maine Blown Up in Havana Harbor" "NEARLY THREE HUNDRED MEN ARE DEAD" "Thrilling Story of the Survivors--... See More  

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Quite rare & early newspaper...

Item #670172

November 24, 1737


* Very rare publication

* Early 18th century British original

A very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 in.). 

This title only published for just 4 years. A few essays plus a good variety of news reports of the day

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, red tax stamp on... See More  

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One of the less common early British newspapers...

Item #670099

September 30, 1727

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, July 2, 1726 

* Rare 18th century title

* Red tax stamp

A quite uncommon title containing a wide variety of news of the day A wealth of ad including five illustrated ads on the back page.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, red tax stamp on the front page, 10 by 13 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670026

August 02, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 2, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Gen. Anger's Brigade Passing Through Manassas Gap, En Route to Reinforce Gen. Banks." with some detail. Some war reports inside. The bkpg. has a c... See More  

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Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670025

August 16, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 16, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Thirteen Inch Shell Mortar, as Used by the U.S. Government..." with some detail. Various war reporting inside including: "The President's Sp... See More  

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Progress on the transcontinental railroad... Issues with the Sioux Indians...

Item #669918

April 26, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 26, 1867   Page 3 has: "Pacific Railroad--Indian Council" which reports on the progress of this historic transcontinental railroad project. Also that: "...from Gen. Sully, dated Fort Sedgwick...states he has ha a satisfactory council with the Ogallalla and Brute bands of the Sioux Indians..." with another report with details... See More  

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The historic Fredericton Cathedral, New Brunswick...

Item #669906

April 28, 1849

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 28, 1849  Amongst the many interesting prints within perhaps the most notable is the print of: "Fredericton Cathedral, New Brunswick" which has a related article: "The Cathedral, Fredericton, New Brunswick, North America".

Not only does this cathedral still stand, it is a National Historic Site of Canada. According to the Histor... See More  

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A settler's hut in Australia...

Item #669905

March 17, 1849

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 17, 1849  Amongst the many interesting prints perhaps the best are the two commanding the back page, showing: "Settler's Hut, In Australia" and: "Interior of Settler's Hut In Australia". The balance of the page is taken up with a nice article on it headed: "Australian Hut".

Sixteen pages, archival mend on page ... See More  

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Houdon's Statue of Washington... Barnum's paper...

Item #669881

February 26, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" these latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.

The ftpg. has a print of: "Houdon's Statue o... See More  

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Early article on croquet...

Item #669801

May 20, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1865  Inside has the earliest article on the game of croquet we have offered, headed: "The Game of Croquet" with much detail, taking over half a column.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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