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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
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
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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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$265.00
653761

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral... Earps are acquitted of guilt...

Item #653761

December 16, 1881

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, December 16, 1881 



* re. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

* Wyatt, Virgil & Morgan Earp acquitted




Page 7 contains a nice report concerning the now iconic "gunfight at the O.K. Corral", from just a day after the conclusion of the trial of the Earps ended in their acquittal.

The article headed: "The Atchison & Topeka-Sonora railroad-... See More  

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$545.00
653760

Great broadside on the Boston fire of 1872...

Item #653760

November 10, 1872

BLADE EXTRA! Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m.  A terrific broadside, long & narrow, reporting on the horrible destruction of the Great Boston Fire of 1872. As was typical of news extras rushed to streets, there is no formal name at the top (there was a "Blade" in Toledo, Ohio) nor is the year printed. Obviously the locals who consumed the "Extra" knew the name of the issuing newspap... See More  

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$295.00
653748

Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address...

Item #653748

November 21, 1863

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 21, 1863 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery




It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable Civil War newspaper. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this famous title by Horace Greeley, a Lincoln supporter, and this issue makes for one of the be... See More  

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$2,875.00
653745

An ad for the O.K. Corral... In a Tombstone newspaper...

Item #653745

April 30, 1886

THE DAILY TOMBSTONE, Pima County, Arizona, April 30, '86 (1886)



* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare advertisement of the famed livery stable




This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang. I would almost suggest that this titl... See More  

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$698.00
653503

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #653503

June 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798 



* United States Department of the Navy creation

* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms




A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.

The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continen... See More  

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$655.00
653363

Who won the battle of Gettysburg ? And the fall of Vicksburg...

Item #653363

July 10, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 10, 1863 



* The Battle of Gettysburg

* Fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi

* In a Confederate title




Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

The top of the front page, with heading: "From General Lee's Army",  has much editorialized comment on the recent events of the war--Bat... See More  

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$880.00
653338

Historic announcement of the death of King George III...

Item #653338

January 31, 1820

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, Jan. 31, 1820 



* George III of the United Kingdom

* Death - best title to be had ?




A very historic report of the death of the King with the ftpg. beginning with the announcement datelined: "Whitehall, January 31, 1820". The text begins: "On Saturday afternoon at thirty-five minutes past eight o'clock, our late Most Gracious Sove... See More  

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$730.00
653178

Tombstone Epitaph shortly after the gunfight at the OK Corral...

Item #653178

December 04, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, Dec. 4, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Post Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in po... See More  

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$2,275.00
653154

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #653154

May 15, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1735/6 



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare




The double year reflects the two calendars in use at the time. My today's calendar the year is 1736. 

As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1... See More  

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$3,675.00
653131

Thomas Nast Christmas centerfold...

Item #653131

January 04, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1873 



* Caricaturist Thomas Nast

* Christmas - Santa Claus




Certainly the most notable print is the great doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast captioned: "The Same Old Christmas Story Over Again"  showing two kids sleeping amongst their dreams. Santa Claus with his bag of toys is here as well.

There are many other prints in the i... See More  

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$255.00
652882

Perhaps the best newspaper to be had for Harrison's inauguration...

Item #652882

March 05, 1841

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1841 



* President William Henry Harrison inauguration

* Inaugural address - best title to be had (rare)




Perhaps the best newspaper to be had on the inauguration of William Henry Harrison as the nation's ninth President, this being the premier newspaper from the nation's capital. 

Most of page 2 is taken up with: &qu... See More  

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$1,250.00
652778

Terrific issue reporting the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #652778

July 07, 1863

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 7, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

* Most historic battle of the Civil War




A great issue on the Battle of Gettysburg with most of the front page taken up with related reports, some quite detailed.

Among the column heads are: "BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG" "Victorious News" "LEE DEFEATED" "Gen. Hill An... See More  

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$675.00
652704

Fall of Richmond, Virginia....

Item #652704

April 04, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 4, 1865 



* The fall of Richmond, the Confederate capital



First column heads on the front page about the fall of Richmond: "GRANT" "Richmond Ours" "Weitzel Entered the Rebel Capital Yesterday Morning" "Many Guns Captured" "Our Troops Received with Enthusiasm" "The City On Fire" "Petersburg Evac
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$345.00
652583

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President...

Item #652583

May 28, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 



* Constitutional Convention begins

* George Washington elected 1st president



An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newsp... See More  

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$3,675.00
652372

John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater...

Item #652372

November 05, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 1863 



* John Wilkes Booth as an actor

* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre




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 an article headed: "Ford's New Theatre--The Lady of Lyons". The writer reports on t... See More  

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$475.00
651998

Terrific issue on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #651998

July 04, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

* Most historic battle of the Civil War


* Great reporting - one of the best to be had



The top portion of the first column on the front page is taken up with some great & very historic heads on the Battle of Gettysburg, including: "REBEL INVASION" "The Fighting At Gettysburg" "The Severest... See More  

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$835.00
651997

Inauguration & inaugural ceremonies of President Buchanan, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #651997

March 05, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1857 



* President James Buchanan

* Inauguration - inaugural address

* Best title to be had (rare as such)




A terrific issue in which to find the inauguration and inaugural address of President James Buchanan. Almost the entirety of the first two columns on page 3 are taken up with the: "Inaugural Address". If is preface... See More  

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$330.00
651882

Historic Proclamation by the King formally ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #651882

February 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783 



* End of Revolutionary War

* King George III proclamation

* The cessation of hostilities




Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King,... See More  

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$740.00
651870

Much more on the Battle of Gettysburg: from a soldier involved...

Item #651870

July 17, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 17, 1863



* Battle of Gettysburg

* Eyewitness account




Not only is this a nice Civil War newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

The front page has various war-related content, including items headed: "The News" and a lengthier report: "Spies In The South" and other related items, but certainly the p... See More  

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$1,165.00
651864

Rare & very historic Confederate broadside "Extra" on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #651864

July 05, 1863

DAILY DISPATCH---EXTRA, Richmond, Virginia, July 5, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg

* Very rare Confederate title

* Capital of the Confederacy




A great rarity: a Confederate broadside "Extra" reporting on the first two days of the historic Battle of Gettysburg. As the word "broadside" is defined, this is a single sheet printed on the front side only.

The heads at the ... See More  

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$3,250.00
651687

First printing of "The Blue and the Gray"...

Item #651687
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), September, 1867 



* Francis Miles Finch

* The Blue and the Gray

* 1st printing (nationally)




This literary magazine contains the *first nationally distributed printing of the famous Civil War themed poem by Francis Miles Finch, "The Blue and the Gray." The preface to the poem is a quote from the New York Tribune, providing context: "The wo... See More  

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$250.00
651193

Announcement of a treaty signed... First "passenger" hot air balloon flight...

Item #651193

September 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1783



* Treaty of Paris (signing) announcement

* End of the American Revolutionary War




It was on Sept. 3, 1783, when that Treaty of Paris was formally signed by all parties. There were actually four treaties involving England with America, France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic. The treaty would be printed in the next issue of this newspaper (September... See More  

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$270.00
650775

"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #650775

August 13, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, August 13, 1852 



* Extremely rare title



We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who
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$7,250.00
650774

"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #650774

June 17, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, June 17, 1852  We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then ri
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Item from Catalog 310 (released for September, 2021)...

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$5,950.00
650753

The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #650753

September 13, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 12 & 13, 1866  A terrific and very historic trio of newspapers relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".

As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance is being considered the first piece of musical theater that conforms to the modern notion of a "book musical". The book is by Charles M. Barras, an American playwright. The ... See More  

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$850.00
650645

Thomas R.R. Cobb... The Confederate version of "Harper's Weekly"...

Item #650645

March 21, 1863

SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, March 21, 1863 



* General Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb



A very rare publication from the Confederacy, as relatively few issues have come into our inventory over the past 42 years. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.

The front page is entirely taken up by a print of: "Brigadier-General ... See More  

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$335.00
650223

Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #650223

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 9-11, 1783 



* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War




An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last... See More  

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$570.00
650136

Washington's letter to Congress on the Newburgh Conspiracy...

Item #650136

July 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 26, 1783 



* Newburgh Conspiracy re. military payment

* General George Washington letter




Over half of the front page is taken up with a notable letter from George Washington to Congress, dated at his Newburgh, New York, headquarters, dated March 18. This letter is concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy, in which the military officers were to meet concerni... See More  

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$377.00
648899

Battle of Gettysburg, from close to the battlefield... Lincoln's congratulations...

Item #648899

July 09, 1863

WEEKLY PATRIOT UNION, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg - Civil War

* From the capital of Pennsylvania




As terrific as it would be to find a newspaper from Gettysburg on the Battle of Gettysburg, we have yet to find one. Which is why this newspaper from nearby Harrisburg--just up the road from Gettysburg by 38 miles, the capital of Pennsylvania, the closest ... See More  

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$995.00
648671

Grenada Confederate newspaper... Battle of Antietam...

Item #648671

October 02, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Oct. 2, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run

* Battle of Antietam




If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees ... See More  

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$360.00
646966

The election of Washington as the first President, and so much more...

Item #646966
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), April, 1789  A very significant issue, and one of a few magazines or newspapers with the text reporting the actions of Congress formally counting the votes for the first President of the United States. Near the back are several pages of the: "Proceedings of Congress", the first headed: "Brief Sketch of the Most Interesting of the Proceedings... See More  

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$420.00
646939

Death of Mary Baker Eddy reported in the newspaper she founded...

Item #646939

December 05, 1910

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, Dec. 5, 1910 



* Mary Baker Eddy death

* Church of Christ, Scientist

* Best title to be had (rare)




A very significant issue, as the top of the front page has: "Mary Baker Eddy" being a report of her death. Eddy was the founder of Christian Science and the founder of this newspaper, just two of her many accomplishments. The text carries o... See More  

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$278.00
646825

St. Valentine's Day massacre...

Item #646825

February 15, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 15, 1929 



* St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1st report)

* George 'Bugs' Moran & Al 'Scarface' Capone




The top of the front page has a three line, two column headline announcing one of the more infamous events of the gangster era: "7 CHICAGO GANGSTERS SLAIN BY FIRING SQUAD OF RIVALS, SOME IN POLICE UNIFORMS". Subheads i
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$655.00
646813

Ruth slams 3 homers in one World Series game...

Item #646813

October 07, 1926

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 7, 1926 



* Babe Ruth hits 3 home runs

* World Series of baseball

* New York Yankees

* Best title to be had ?




In the annals of World Series history one of the outstanding events remains Babe Ruth hitting three home runs in the fourth game of the 1926 World Series. That event is reported in this issue, and terrific to have in the New York Times.

The top of the... See More  

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$477.00
646744

On the 1929 stock market crash, in the New York Times...

Item #646744

October 27, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 27, 1929 



* Stock market crash of 1929

* During the heart of the crash

* Best title to be had ?




The stock market crash of 1929 did much to define America for the next decade, resulting in the Great Depression and all the trauma relating to it. It seemed common for many newspapers to put a positive spin on the on-going tragedy, so front page reports often co... See More  

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$290.00
646743

On the 1929 stock market crash, in the New York Times...

Item #646743

October 23, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 23, 1929 



* Stock market crash of 1929 begins

* Eve of the initial great selling spree




The stock market crash of 1929 did much to define America for the next decade, resulting in the Great Depression and all the trauma relating to it. It seemed common for many newspapers to put a positive spin on the on-going tragedy, so front page reports often conflicted w... See More  

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$480.00
646392

Jeff Davis' Proclamation on the Mumford controversy: death for Butler... Battle of Murfreesboro... A "Memphis" title......

Item #646392

January 03, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 3, 1863 



* Battle of Stones River - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* Very rare title




This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South--see the information below. The most notable content in the issue is the back page report headed: "The Battle At Murfreesboro" "Confed... See More  

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$285.00
646385

From the fabled Old West town of Tombstone... Deputy Sheriff Earp...

Item #646385

November 18, 1880

THE DAILY NUGGET, Tombstone, Pima County, Arizona, November 18, 1880 



* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare Wyatt Earp mention




This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang.

This rare issue was printed less than a year before... See More  

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$765.00
646053

Death of Jeff Davis’ son… General Polk offers pardon to deserters…

Item #646053

May 03, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTH CAROLINIAN, Columbia, May 3, 1864 



* Very rare Civil War title



A very scarce title from the Confederacy. Page 2 has an editorial headed: “Extortioners As Soldiers” and also: “War News” which has a variety of reports & subheads including: “Fight In East Tennessee” “Good Reports From Mississippi” “Important Proclama... See More  

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$275.00
646048

British military leaders think the war cannot be won...

Item #646048

September 08, 1779

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 8, 1779  A nice newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with discussions in Parliament which include talk of America including: "...wished to learn what was the present object of the war with America? How it was to be carried on, where, and with what? the force now in America, he presumed, could not in rea... See More  

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$290.00
646031

"Memphis" newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama...

Item #646031

October 14, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, October 14, 1864 



* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama

* A wealth of Civil War related reporting




See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. Among the front page items are: ""Forrest's Operations" takin... See More  

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$365.00
645833

Rare Confederate newspaper... Confederates have stopped Sherman?

Item #645833

August 04, 1864

THE CAMDEN DAILY JOURNAL, South Carolina, August 4, 1864 



* Rare Confederate title

* William T. Sherman

* March to the sea is stopped?




A nice and quite rare title from late in the Confederacy. The front page has various news items concerning the war including: "The news of the defeat & capture of the most famous of all the Yankee raiders comes in like a welcome gleam of sunsh... See More  

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$425.00
645715

Newspaper with the famous Ben Franklin imprint...

Item #645715

June 19, 1760

PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, June 19, 1760  This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by Benjamin Franklin as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Mark... See More  

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$2,950.00
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