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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
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 ba... See More  

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$260.00
656322

The Hindenburg crashes: many dramatic photos...

Item #656322

May 07, 1937

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, May 7, 1937  The prime feature is the large and dramatic photo of the Hindenburg in flames, shortly after the explosion that would doom 35 of its passengers. Another photo shows stunned spectators: "...watching more than 30 persons burning to death...".

The banner headline hints of a conspiracy: "ECKENER REVEALS THREATS" with a subhead: "Hind... See More  

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$485.00
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
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
655592

Two accounts of Bunker Hill, Washington becomes commander-in-chief, so much more. In a Virginia newspaper...

Item #655592

July 14, 1775

VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief




This newspaper was published by 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 colonia... See More  

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$13,790.00
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
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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$945.00
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
654804

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #654804

December 03, 1644

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 3, 1644  This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by several years. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. This titl... See More  

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$288.00
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
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
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
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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$4,540.00
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
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
... See More  

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$345.00
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
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
... See More  

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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



* Extremely rare publication



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 esc
... See More  

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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
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