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658477

Yankees capture the Confederate capital... War nears its end...

Item #658477

April 04, 1865

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 4, 1865 



* Richmond, Virginia falls (1st report)

* Confederate capital - war nears the end




One of the middle columns of the front page announces one of the more significant events of the Civil War with: "VIRGINIA ! " "GLORIOUS NEWS ! " "Richmond Is Ours!" "Evacuation of Petersburg!" "Tremendous Fighting!&q... See More  

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$320.00
658473

On George Washington's death & funeral... Front page report of his death...

Item #658473

January 08, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, January 8, 1800 



* President George Washington death - funeral



The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affec... See More  

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$650.00
658472

The Stock Market Crash of 1929...

Item #658472

October 30, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 30, 1929 



* Stock market crash of 1929

* Wall Street, New York City

* Great to have in this title




Of the several dates of the prestigious "Times" which reported the Stock Market Crash in late October this ranks among the best.  The four column, three line headline at the top of the front page reads: "STOCKS COLLAPSE IN 16,410,030 SHARE D... See More  

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$3,350.00
658254

Rare American newspaper with some fine war-related content...

Item #658254

December 30, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 30, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 42

All of the front page, most of pg. 2 & concluded in a future issue is the; "MANIFESTO on the Motives of the Conduct of the King of France R... See More  

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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$940.00
658253

Very rare Revolutionary War title, with a wealth of fine content...

Item #658253

October 21, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 32.

Page 2 has: "By the King. A Proclamation" which begins: "Whereas we have received ... See More  

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$1,150.00
658237

Terrific & rare broadside "Extra" on the capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #658237

May 14, 1865

STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865 



* Very rare miniature broadside

* Capture of Jefferson Davis

* President of the Confederacy




A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.

The three headlines ... See More  

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$2,300.00
657908

Great headline on the St. Valentine's Day Massacre...

Item #657908

February 14, 1929

YOUNGSTOWN VINDICATOR, Ohio, February 14, 1929 



* St. Valentine's Day Massacre

* George 'Bugs' Moran vs. Al Capone

* Early, same day 1st report w/ great headline




The front page features a great banner headline reporting the historic St. Valentine's Day Massacre: "GANGSTERS LINE UP AND MURDER SEVEN MEN".

Subheads include: "Whole Gang Wiped Out In Beer He... See More  

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$390.00
657904

Dramatic four page "Extra" on the Hindenburg crash...

Item #657904

May 07, 1937

THE SEATTLE DAILY TIMES, Washington, May 7, 1937 



* Hindenburg airship disaster

* Lakehurst NJ New Jersey




This is the "9th Extra" and is just a four page edition, paginated A, B, 17, 18 which follows up after the 8th Edition which ended with pages 16.

A very dramatic front page mostly taken up with 3 photos, all showing the Hindenburg in various states of destruction. The P... See More  

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$280.00
657286

This issue taught the world how horses run...

Item #657286

October 19, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 19, 1878  This now very famous serious of photos, captioned: "The Science of the Horse's Motions" done by Mr. Muybridge, taught his how a horse truly trots and gallops. Previous to these photographs it was though that horses galloped much differently, hence the unusual paintings of horses in gallop prior to this time.

Page 3 has a related art
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$275.00
657284

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #657284

December 22, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877 



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* The phonograph invented

* Best title to have this in ?




Page 2 has an extremely significant article headed: The Talking Phonograph" which begins: "Mr. Thomas Edison recently came into our office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank, and the machine inquired as to our health, asked how we ... See More  

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$313.00
656606

Jackson's defining document in the Nullification Crisis...

Item #656606

January 18, 1833

SUPPLEMENT TO THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1833 



* President Andrew Jackson message

* Nullification Crisis re. South Carolina




An interesting single sheet printed on tissue paper quality newsprint; very thin. Save for a few ads on the back side the entire issue is taken up with the: "MESSAGE Of the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress, ... See More  

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$455.00
656604

Unique "Yankee" & "Confederate" pair of the same date...

Item #656604

July 22, 1861

Here is a unique opportunity for a pair of issues--one Yankee and the other Confederate--of the identical date of July 22, 1861 both reporting on the First Battle of Bull Run, one from the New York Tribune and the other from the Confederate capital of Richmond, titled the Daily Dispatch, providing a perspective of how the news was reported with all the "spin" & biases that ... See More  

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$650.00
656553

Rare Confederate title with good war content...

Item #656553

September 17, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, September 17, 1863 



* Rare Confederate title from the Civil War



This is a very 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 entire ... See More  

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$255.00
656547

Very rare front page slave auction print...

Item #656547

January 26, 1861

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Jan. 26, 1861  A very rare issue as the front page has a terrific print captioned: "Annual Sale and Hiring of Slaves at Montgomery, Ala." accompanied with an article of the same heading.

Only rarely were slave auction prints put in newspapers of the day, and this is great in that it is on the front page. Compounding the rarity is this being an uncommon ti... See More  

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$610.00
656516

Black Thursday of the 1929 stock market crash..

Item #656516

October 25, 1929

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, October 25, 1929 



* Stock market crash of 1929

* Wall Street, New York City

* Great headline for display




This notable issue reports the infamous "Black Thursday" on Wall Street which would forever change society & begin the Great Depression.

The banner headline announces: "STEM 12,880,900 SHARE RUN" with various one column headline... See More  

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$445.00
656497

Benedict Arnold destroys the British fort at St. John's, Canada... Much on the troubles in America... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #656497

June 16, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, June 16, 1775  This newspaper was published Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.

The front page has a report which reports on the: "...The rise & progress... See More  

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$5,650.00
656372

Landis to determine if indicted players are banned or not...

Item #656372

February 14, 1921

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 14, 1921  The top of page 18 begins with column heads: "BASEBALL GATES FOREVER CLOSED TO INDICTED SOX". Included is a small photo of "Judge K.M. Landis, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

This concerns the infamous Black Sox scandal of the 1919 Major League Baseball World Series

The article notes in part: "It is the opinion of many bas... See More  

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$260.00
656270

Jack 'Machine Gun' McGurn assassinated...

Item #656270

February 15, 1936

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, February 15, 1936 



* Jack 'Machine Gun' McGurn assassination

* St. Valentine's Day Massacre fame

* Al 'Scarface' Capone hit man

* Best title to be had - very rare as such




The front page has a nice banner headline: " 'MACHINE GUN' M'GURN SLAIN" with a column headline: "Capone Chief Shot Down in Bowling Alley&q... See More  

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$370.00
656226

Rare Confederate title reports on the battle of Manassas, & more...

Item #656226

August 08, 1861

CAROLINA SPARTAN, Spartanburg, South Carolina, August 8, 1861 



* First Battle of Bull Run

* Very rare Confederate title




A rare Confederate title to say the least. The front page has a report headed: "Battle of Manassas" which begins: "There never has been a more complete victory won on the Continent of America than was gained by our gallant "rebels" on Sunday l... See More  

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$530.00
656113

Abraham Lincoln from when he was 30 years old...

Item #656113

October 26, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, October 26, 1839 



* Very early Abraham Lincoln

* Just 30 years old




An inside page under the heading: "Illinois" has a report discussing the state Whig convention along with the names of the gentlemen who were candidates for electors of the president and vice president, including from the 3rd District, "Ab. Lincoln, of Sang
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$295.00
655965

Perhaps the best Marilyn Monroe death newspaper to be had...

Item #655965

August 06, 1962

LOS ANGELES TIMES--EXTRA, California, August 6, 1962 



* Death of Marilyn Monroe (1st report)

* Actress, singer, model and sex symbol

* Best title to be had ? rare as such




See the photo for the terrific front page report, with the two line banner headline: "MARILYN MONROE DIES; BLAME PILLS" and also: "First Details of Actress' Death in Brentwood". The front page... See More  

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$730.00
655887

Lincoln formalizes Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday...

Item #655887

October 05, 1863

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 5, 1863  Although almost every President since George Washington has issued a proclamation for a "day of thanksgiving", typically celebrated in November but at other times of the year as well, it was Abraham Lincoln who formalized Thanksgiving Day to be celebrated the fourth Thursday of every year and making it a national holiday.

On page 4 is the co... See More  

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$345.00
655844

Murder of Wild Bill Hickok...

Item #655844

August 13, 1876

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 13, 1876 



* "Wild Bill" Hickok death

* American old West folk hero




Few events are more legendary from the Old West than the murder of Wild Bill Hickok while playing cards in a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. And unfortunately, not many newspapers of the day reported the event.

But here is one. A brief and inconspicuous report on page 7 is
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$455.00
655713

Terrific and dramatic newspaper on the Hindenburg disaster...

Item #655713

May 07, 1937

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, May 7, 1937 



* Hindenburg airship disaster

* Lakehurst NJ New Jersey

* Photos for display




This is one of the best Hindenburg disaster issues we have offered.

See the many photos for not only the very dramatic front page but the two pages of photos inside. The three line banner headline announces: "Hindenburg, World's Largest Zeppelin, Completely Dest... See More  

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$665.00
655510

The historic Dred Scott case in a set of Washington, D.C. newspapers...

Item #655510

May 29, 1857

A terrific lot of 14 issues of the DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., covering the historic 1857 Supreme Court decision of the Dred Scott case.

The March 7 issue contains at the top of page 3: "Important Decision Of The Supreme Court".  It begins: "Washington, March 6 -- The opinion of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case was delivered today by Chief
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$6,750.00
655437

Very significant baseball print...

Item #655437

July 01, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 1, 1865  Perhaps the best & most desired print is the very nice half pg. vertical print captioned: "Grand Match Between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, & the Resolute Club of Brooklyn, N.Y....at the Union Ground, Brooklyn.". This shows a game in progress, including the full panorama of the field with a cro... See More  

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$285.00
655304

Revolutionary War reports in a New Hampshire newspaper...

Item #655304

April 27, 1782

THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, April 27, 1782 



* Rare title during Revolutionary War



The front page includes an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the planters & merchants of England which includes: "...the unhappy disunion which happened between Great Britain and the colonies of North America had no sooner broken... See More  

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$420.00
655249

George Washington is elected President...

Item #655249
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1789 



* George Washington elected 1st president of U.S.

* Report from his Revolutionary War enemy (historic)




Certainly the most significant---and very historic--report in this issue is the account under the heading "America" of George Washington being elected the first President of the United States. The full text can be seen in... See More  

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$345.00
655237

Oswego during the French & Indian War, with maps...

Item #655237
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 



* Forts Oswego and Ontario

* French and Indian war with map




Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages. This text also includes a report headed &quo... See More  

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$455.00
655133

John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater... The date Lincoln attended the performance!

Item #655133

November 09, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 1863 



* Abraham Lincoln attends Ford's Theatre (day of)

* Actor John Wilkes Booth performs




A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

Near the top of the front page is a great article headed: "Ford's New Theatre" which includes in pa... See More  

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655116

Uriah Levy's death report...

Item #655116

March 24, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 24, 1862



* Uriah P. Levy death (1st report)

* 1st Jewish commodore of U.S. Navy

* American Civil War - Jews




The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 3 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, War of 1812 hero, and credited for abolishing the disciplinary procedure of flogg... See More  

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$260.00
655090

From Houston during the Civil War...

Item #655090

April 10, 1865

THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, April 10, 1865



* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy



Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period. Here is an issue from two days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, containing three dispatches about the Union assault on Fort Steadman, each signed in type: U.S. Gra... See More  

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$565.00
655024

The Fugitive Slave Act in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #655024

September 19, 1850

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 19, 1850 



* Fugitive Slave Law - Act

* Millard Fillmore signs into law

* 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 i... See More  

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$4,600.00
654695

On the resignation of General Burgoyne...

Item #654695

April 18, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 18, 1780



* General John Burgoyne resignation

* re. Surrender at Saratoga - New York




The entire front page, two-thirds of page 2, and half of page 3 are taken up with: "...the various letters that passed between the late and present secretary at War and Lieutenant General Burgoyne, previous to that officer's res... See More  

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$488.00
654577

"The Swedish Intelligencer" by Butter and Bourne...

Item #654577

January 01, 1632

THE SWEDISH INTELLIGENCER, "The Second Part", London, 1632 



* Very rare 17th century periodical

* Publisher Nathaniel Butter




A quite rare newsbook by the famed publishing team of Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne who are credited with being the founders of the English language periodical format, taken from like-publishers in Germany & Amsterdam. Curiously some of the f... See More  

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$4,450.00
654536

The surrender of Robert E. Lee & many reports regarding the assassination of Lincoln...

Item #654536

April 22, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, April 22, 1865  Subtitled: "Gazette Of The Regular And Volunteer Forces", this 16 page issue is simply filled with military reports, almost entirely on the Civil War at this time. 

Certainly the most significant content in this issue is an inside page which is entirely taken up with reports concerning the assassination of President Abraham Li... See More  

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$678.00
654531

Homer's "...A Clam Bake."... Huge foldout of Long Branch...

Item #654531

August 23, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY August 23, 1873



* Winslow Homer's "Clam Bake" illustration



Certainly the prime content is the very nice full pg. Winslow Homer print "Sea Side Sketches - A Clam Bake." which is in great condition.

Also a full pg: "Sea Side Sketches - A Chowder Party at Fire Island."; fullpg. illus. of: "The Virgin Mary's Letter Box - Romish Supe... See More  

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$255.00
654304

Hanging of Nathan Hale...

Item #654304

November 20, 1776

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, November 20, 1776 



* Hanging of Nathan Hale - American Revolutionary War soldier & spy

* "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" fame




By far the most significant content is found on page 3 as it contains an exceedingly significant--albeit brief & inconspicuous--report of an event known by any student of Ame... See More  

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$535.00
654278

In a pro-South newspaper: Lincoln's inaugural address on the front page...

Item #654278

March 08, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 8, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln inauguration

* Inaugural address on the ftpg.

* Closing weeks of the Civil War

* In a pro-Confederate title




Among the front page reports is: "Inauguration of President Lincoln--His Address" which contains his address in full, ending with the immortal words: "With malice towards none, with charity for all, wi... See More  

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$490.00
654277

The day Lincoln was buried, in a newspaper from the city where he was buried...

Item #654277

May 04, 1865

ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, May 4, 1865  Obviously a damaged newspaper however this is a newspaper from Lincoln's hometown, with coverage of his funeral & interment, and from the city where Lincoln was buried.

Although the front page has some content concerning the closing events of the Civil War and the trial of Lincoln's conspirators, the prime Lincoln content is on pa... See More  

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$648.00
654263

America's first successful newspaper...

Item #654263

April 17, 1740

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740  



* Earliest of American newspapers to be had



This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a singl... See More  

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$3,540.00
654261

A Tory newspaper printed in occupied Philadelphia...

Item #654261

January 07, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 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. Rarely found today.

All of the front page is taken up with advertiseme... See More  

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$395.00
654260

Revolutionary War events in the South...

Item #654260

November 06, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Southern events - Georgia & more




Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...... See More  

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$615.00
654136

Sinking of the Lusitania: a pair of consecutive issues...

Item #654136

May 07, 1915

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, May 7 and 8, 1915  Two consecutive issues reporting the sinking of the Lusitania.

May 7 issue: The last column of the ftpg. is mostly taken up with headlines on the event including: "TORPEDO DESTROYS LUSITANIA" "Sunk Off Irish Coast by German Submarine--Assistance Is Sent" "Passengers Are Saved, According To Report" "Many Prominen... See More  

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$377.00
653955

This magazine is not recorded in "History of American Magazines"...

Item #653955

March 01, 1865

THE SOLDIER'S CASKET, Philadelphia, March, 1865 



* Very rare title



This is the volume 1, number 3 issue of a title about which little is known. There is no record of it in Mott's "History of American Magazines" and nor can I find information on the internet. It is recorded in "Union List of Serials" which notes that it is held by 8 American institutions. Two ... See More  

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$570.00
653860

The fall of Richmond...

Item #653860

April 04, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 4, 1865 



* The fall of Richmond, the Confederate capital

* Terrific heraldic eagle & map for display




See the photos for this terrific and extremely graphic issue reporting the capture of Richmond, which essentially meant the end of the Confederacy. Lee would surrender to Grant at Appomattox just 5 days later. The first column heads read: "VIRGIN
... See More  

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$775.00
653849

Yankee occupation newspaper after Richmond fell...

Item #653849

May 04, 1865

THE RICHMOND TIMES, May 4, 1865 



* Very rare Yankee occupation issue

* Post capital of the Confederacy




A quite rare title as this was a newspaper created by the Yankee forces upon the capture of the capital of the Confederacy. This is just the volume 1, number 12 issue.

The content is fascinating. The front page has items relating to the war with: "The War News" "Detail... See More  

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$370.00
653848

Early issue of a Union occupation newspaper from Savannah...

Item #653848

January 04, 1865

SAVANNAH REPUBLICAN, Georgia, Jan. 4, 1865 



* Very rare Yankee occupation title

* Soon after William T. Sherman's capture




This is a fascinating and very rare newspaper--just the 6th issue of this title printed--from just 2 weeks after the Confederates abandoned the city.

Half of the first column is taken up with a letter: "To Our Army & Navy Patrons!" which is an app... See More  

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$520.00
653767

The much desired newspaper by John Peter Zenger...

Item #653767

July 21, 1735

THE NEW-YORK WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 21, 1735 



* Earliest of American newspapers to be had



This is the very rare & early newspaper printed by John Peter Zenger who, just 8 months earlier was arrested for the critical comments he made in his newspaper about a decision made by the British Governor of New York, William Cosby. The result was a famous libel case in which Zenger was acquitte... See More  

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$5,850.00
653762

Hawaii statehood announced from Honolulu...

Item #653762

March 12, 1959

HONOLULU STAR BULLETIN, Hawaii, March 12, 1959 (a complete issue)



* Best Hawaii statehood issue 

* Terrific for display




This would be "the" displayable issue to own recognizing Hawaii becoming the 50th state of the Union.

The huge banner headline across the top of the front page--in red ink--reads: "STATEHOOD" with an 8 1/2 by 6 inch color print of an American flag... See More  

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$335.00
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