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First two state-of-the-union addresses by Washington... Includes the four appendices...

Item #647347
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, December, 1790  Among the items found within include: "Extracts from the second Lecture of the hon. James Wilson, Professor of law in the college of Philadelphia" "Essay on Population which includes a chart, "Essay on the Influence of Religion on Civil Society" "Reflexions on the Custom of Burying the Dead, & the danger of P... See More  

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Lincoln's inaugural & inaugural address on the front page... Biting editorial...

Item #647047

March 06, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, March 6, 1865  The front page has nice & detailed reporting on the inaugural of Abraham Lincoln with column heads: "WASHINGTON" "Inauguration Day in the National Capital" "Bad Weather & a Tame Affair" "Second Inaugural of Abraham Lincoln" "Speech of Vice-President Johnson" & a bit more. Included on the ftpg. is... See More  

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

Item #646939

December 05, 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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Adolph Hitler calls for Jewish extermination......

Item #646937

January 31, 1939

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Michigan, Jan. 31, 1939 

* Hitler calls for Jewish extermination

The ftpg. has a four column heading: "Hitler Pledges War Aid to Italy; Rome Hails Talk as a Promise to Back Aggression Against France" with subheads. This was one of Hitler's many speeches prior to the outbreak of World War II. This speech in particular was the first time Hitler called... See More  

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President Harding formalizes the United States support of creating a Jewish homeland...

Item #646871

September 22, 1922

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 22, 1922 

* America approves Jewish Homeland in Palestine

* President Warren G. Harding signs resolution

Page two has an historically significant report on the establishment of a Jewish homeland, albeit quite inconspicuous. Headed: "Harding Signs Palestine Motion", the report notes in part: "President Harding signed today the joint resolutio... See More  

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

Item #646745

October 26, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 26, 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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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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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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"Twelve Years A Slave"...

Item #646563

January 20, 1853

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 20, 1853 

* Twelve Years a Slave

* Solomon Northup

* Kidnapped into slavery

The front page has a detailed account of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on his account. Second column heads announce: "TH... See More  

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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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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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Rare Texas Confederate newspaper... Jeff Davis on evacuating Richmond, & much more...

Item #646072

April 26, 1865


* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy

Page 3 contains a synopsis of President Davis' message in which he talks about the evacuation of Richmond and reaffirms his commitment to the Confederacy, reading in part: "...it is my purpose to maintain your cause with my whole heart & soul; that I will never consent to a... See More  

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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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Homer's famous "Snap The Whip"...

Item #646050

September 20, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 20, 1873 

* Winslow Homer's most famous print

* Great for framing


This issue has a tipped-in double page centerfold titled: "Snap The Whip" drawn by Winslow Homer. This print, considered by many to be the most desirable illustrations done by Homer to appear in Harper's Weekly--and arguably the most desired iss... See More  

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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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Great displayable masthead... colonial America time era...

Item #646044

July 28, 1773


* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* Great masthead for display

This newspaper from this period had one of the more beautiful & decorative of the colonial era (see).

The entire front page is taken up with "Proceedings in the House of Commons on East India Affairs". Inside has reports from Lond... See More  

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"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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Dewey Defeats Truman...

Item #645926

November 03, 1948


* Most recognized and sought after headline of the 20th century

See the photos for what is arguably the most recognizable headline of the 20th century: "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN". Even those not remotely knowledgeable about historic newspapers are familiar with this headline as it appeared in countless history books, historical reviews
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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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George Washington's state of the union address...

Item #645828

December 21, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 21, 1796  Most of the front page & carrying over slightly to page 2 is the: "Speech" of the President to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President. The added significance is that this was Washington's last annual address, signed by him in type: George Washington. Page 2 also has the: "... See More  

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North Carolina secession report in a North Carolina newspaper...

Item #645396

May 22, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 22, 1861  Certainly the most notable report is the pg. 2 news headed: "Secession Of North Carolina!" "One of The Confederates States" "North Carolina Free--Lincoln's Military Despotism Repudiated" which also includes the two  "Ordinance" reports for secession and for ratifying the Confederate C... See More  

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Causes & Necessity For Taking Up Arms...

Item #645303

August 15, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 15, 1775 

* Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms

* Second Continental Congress resolution

* re. American Revolutionary War

An inside page has a letter which makes reference to Ben Franklin and the American situation, including: "...but whether Mr.Burke may deserve chastisement or not should  Dr. Franklin & the Americans be scourged o... See More  

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Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #645130

February 11, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693 

* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title

The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see)

This is the only periodical we have ever ... See More  

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The Battle of Antietam... Confederate newspaper printed in Grenada, Mississippi...

Item #644918

September 22, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run

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 moved in and it bec... See More  

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Formation of the Mormon Church...

Item #644905

July 16, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1831 

* Formation of the Mormon Church

* Historic issue

Inside has a fine and very early account of the formation of the Mormon church, headed: "Mormonism". The bias against the Mormons is revealed in the report, which includes: "...certain knaves, pretending to have some holy writings hidden under a stone in Ontari
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Gage gives up his command to Howe... The surrender of Ft. Chambly...

Item #644757

November 04, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1775 

* General William Howe takes over command

Pages 1, 2, and 3 contains a series of letters to and from Governor Thomas Gage, who had recently been recalled to England, giving up his command of British forces in America to Gen. Howe. Each is signed by him in type, and one--which appears on the front page--gives a warning to
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Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #644351
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776 

* Captain James Cook

* Discoveries map

This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage on Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere". Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referre... See More  

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Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #644350
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgat
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Battle of Bunker Hill... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #644253

July 01, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 1, 1775 

* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* American Revolutionary War

* The gunpowder incident

The most significant content would be a fine account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill, being a letter datelined: "Watertown, June 22" and includes in part: "Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the eng... See More  

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The American Red Cross is created... Clara Barton...

Item #644011

May 22, 1881

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1881 

* American Red Cross created

* Clara Barton

The front page has a very significant report on the establishment of the American Red Cross. The article is headed: "The Red Cross" "Efforts To Establish An Organization in the United States". With a dateline of "Washington, May 21", the article begins: "At a meeting held th... See More  

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The slave ship, with prints of slaves onboard...

Item #643886

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 

* Likely the most sought after slave ship print

* Much text re: slave ships

* Black Americana interest

The prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on ... See More  

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Laying out & building Washington, D.C...

Item #643878

January 04, 1792

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792 

* Creating Washington D.C.

* Nation's capital planning

A terrific issue on the creation of the nation's capital. Beginning on page 2 & taking half of page 3 is a great article titled: "New City Of Washington" which has as a subtitle: "Plan of the City intended for the permanent seat of the Government o... See More  

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Very displayable French criminal broadside from 1794...

Item #643796

May 02, 1794

Interesting French criminal broadside announcing the acquittal of a trial against Etienne Michaud.  Headed in large type at the top (translated): JUDGMENT OF THE CRIMINAL COURT of the Department of Rhone, Who Declares Etienne Michaud Acquitted of The Charge Against Him." followed by details of the result of the trial.

There is a "dateline" at the middle; "Du 17 Floreal, l... See More  

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Mention of John Paul Jones, and more...

Item #643518

May 30, 1780

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, May 30, 1780 

* Revolutionary War

* Great masthead

On the front page under "London" is part of a letter from Amsterdam stating: "...that several English gentlemen have been in company with the celebrated Paul Jones, who relate that he is proud & haughty, and can talk nothing of sea affairs; however, he has the good manners not t... See More  

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Creating the District of Columbia...

Item #643379

January 27, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791 

* Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government

* President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson

The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be cr... See More  

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Great Confederate coverage of the first Battle of Bull Run...

Item #643375

July 29, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 29, 1861 

* First Battle of Bull Run

* Manassas VA Virginia

* Great title to have in

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Almost the entire front page is taken up with war-related reports with items headed: "Speech of Gov. Jackson of Missouri" "The Rich Mountain Fight--Statement of Col. Fulkerson" "From... See More  

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Rare and very early from the "Alaska Territory"...

Item #642988

June 04, 1887

THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, June 4, 1887 

* Very rare Alaska Territorial issue

Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by ten years.

The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day, being four pages of small folio size (measures 13 by 20 in.)... See More  

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The notorious pirate Captain Kidd is executed !

Item #642908

May 26, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22-26, 1701

* Famous pirate Captain William Kidd

* Historic & very rare report

* Execution - hanging

The London Gazette is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today.

This issue contains on page two an exceedingly significant report--perhaps the rarest and most sought aft
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Very first issue of Leslie's Illustrated...

Item #642905

December 15, 1855

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 15, 1855 

* Volume 1 - Number 1 issue

This is the very first issue, volume one, number one, of what would become the first truly successful illustrated newspaper in America, predating even the famous Harper's Weekly by more than a year. Following on the heels of the Gleason's/Ballou's publication which lasted about 10 years, Les... See More  

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Nice headline report on the Lusitania disaster...

Item #642899

May 07, 1915

THE VINCENNES SUN, Indiana, May 7, 1915

* RMS Lusitania torpedoed and sunk

This is one of the nicer first reports of the Lusitania disaster we have been able to offer in a few years. A nice two-line, banner headline announces the tragedy: "GERMAN SUBMARINE SINKS CUNARD LINER LUSITANIA OFF GREAT BRITAIN" with subheads: "1500 Passengers Are Reported All Saved" "Biggest... See More  

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Nice item on Sir Christopher Wren...

Item #642857

September 08, 1716

THE POST BOY, Sept. 8, 1716 

* Sir Christopher Wren replaced

* Displayable masthead

Near the top of the back page is a very significant item on the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren. The report reads: "Christopher Wren, Esq., is removed from being Clerk of his Majesty's Works, and is succeeded by John Mercer Esq., formerly belonging to Mr. How's Office, as pay-master o... See More  

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News from America...

Item #642836
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1783  Key articles include: "American Votes Respecting the Loyalists" (a report from Worcester, Massachusetts) and "American News", the latter giving some reports of a treaty between the United States and the chiefs of the Six Nations (see image for details).

Among additional articles noted in the table of contents are: "Pa... See More  

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Early map of the Caribbean Islands...

Item #642767
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756  The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes (see photos for portions). But of greater significance is the great and desirable foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes...". This map fold... See More  

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Quite rare set of the 'North Georgia Gazette & Winter Chronicle'...

Item #642555

March 20, 1820

NORTH GEORGIA GAZETTE AND WINTER CHRONICLE, the complete set of 21 issues bound in a volume including the half-title, First edition.

A weekly newspaper edited by Edward Sabine and written by members of the first Parry expedition (1819-1820) while at their winter quarters at Winter Harbour on Melville Island during them attempt to discover a North West Passage. It was circulated among the men in m... See More  

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Newspaper with the famous Ben Franklin imprint, with good content as well...

Item #642537

January 03, 1765


* Most famous of newspapers

* Benjamin Franklin (rare)

This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by the partnership of Franklin & Hall 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... See More  

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Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #642512

December 29, 1781


* Battle of Eutaw Springs

* Great masthead engraving for display

I have always thought  this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (... See More  

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Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #642030
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793 

* King Louis XVI of France execution w/ print (historic)

This issue contains the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI with a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis ... See More  

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Significant & rare Judaica print... Synagogue at Amsterdam...

Item #641350

* Rosh Hashanah - the sounding of the ram's horn - print

* Rare look inside the Synagogue at Amsterdam

* General Burgoyne re: the Battle of Saratoga

Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice, rare foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam,... See More  

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