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673127

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #673127

August 23, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, Aug. 23, 1889 



* Very rare Western publication

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame




We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is just the 2nd time we have seen this title. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

Various mining-related items as well as regional & national news reports. ... See More  

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$577.00
673125

Only known issues are held by us...

Item #673125

July 10, 1882

SALIDA DAILY SENTINEL, Colorado, July 10, 1882



* Very rare Old West publication



An exceedingly rare title as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only one institution had any issues of this title & they were recently purchased by us. No other issues are recorded in any institution. Actually a very typical newspaper of the period with news items of the day--much of it lo... See More  

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$146.00
671995

Brigham Young's Proclamation of martial law... Much more Mormon reporting...

Item #671995

November 18, 1857

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 18, 1857  Page 6 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon War" which has a report from military officers on the situation: "...confirming the destruction of the supply trains...". This is followed by a letter from the: "Governor's Office Utah Territory" written to: "The Offic... See More  

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

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$278.00
671923

From perhaps the most famous town of the Old West...

Item #671923

October 31, 1880

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, October 31, 1880  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 popular culture. This issue was printed just under a year before the fam... See More  

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

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$2,300.00
670755

Great Tombstone newspaper printed ten days before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #670755

October 16, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre 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 th... See More  

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$2,265.00
668800

Front page article on the Custer massacre---with a map...

Item #668800

July 07, 1876

THE WORLD, New York, July 7, 1876  Fine front page coverage of the Custer massacre which included a column-wide map described in the text headed: "The Battle-Ground" and reading: "The following map of the Big Horn region of Montana and Wyoming presents in sufficient detail for the purposes of the reader, the scene of the recent battles between the Indians and Custer on the Litt... See More  

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$270.00
668707

From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...

Item #668707

June 20, 1882

BLACK HILLS DAILY PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, Nov. 24, 1878 



* Very rare & desired publication

* Famous wild West town

* "Wild Bill" Hickok fame




This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light.

This issue is ... See More  

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$1,350.00
668705

From Brenham, Texas, bluebonnet country...

Item #668705

July 29, 1881

BRENHAM DAILY BANNER, Texas, July 29, 1881 



* Very rare Southwestern publication



The first of this title we have located. Gregory's "Union List of Newspapers" notes only 1 of 5 institutions have  holding from the19th century.

This city in East central Texas has a population under 16,000 today. A typical Western newspaper of the day with news & many Western-style ... See More  

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$114.00
668423

Billy the Kid, Pat Garett, Virgil & Wyatt Earp, Frank Stilwell, Johnny Behan...

Item #668423

August 10, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre 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 ... See More  

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$2,750.00
668031

A rare title from the Dakota Territory...

Item #668031

April 02, 1884

THE INTER STATE, Gary, Dakota, April 2, 1884 



* Very rare publication

* Deuel County, South Dakota




A very rare territorial newspaper from that is present-day South Dakota, five years before statehood. They refer to themselves as the "Gate City of Dakota" as it is situated at the eastern border of the Territory, very close to Minnesota. At the 2010 census the population of Gar... See More  

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$185.00
667994

Early report on the historic Custer Massacre...

Item #667994

July 07, 1876

ARIZONA WEEKLY MINER, Prescott, July 7, 1876 



* Custer Massacre - Indians

* George Armstrong Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Rare Old West publication




Page 2 has not one but three reports concerning the Custer Massacre in Montana.

The earliest report notes: "...General Custar [sic] with five companies of the 7th Cavalry mete about 2,000 Sioux Indians at Stillwater, Montana.... See More  

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$230.00
667173

Early and rare newspaper from 1871 Tucson...

Item #667173

October 28, 1871

ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, A.T. (Arizona Territory), October 28, 1871



* Very rare title



A very early & rare title from Southern Arizona, published 41 years before Arizona would become a state. Our records indicate this is the earliest date of this title we have offered in memory, the previous earliest dated 1874.

Inside has: "The Apache War" "Colyer's Canad... See More  

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$300.00
666831

Execution of noted outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez...

Item #666831

March 20, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, March 20, 1875  



* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)

* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit




A great issue as the first column of the front page is mostly taken up with: "TIBURCIO VASQUEZ" "The Noted California Bandit Executed at San Jose" "His Splendid Nerve Maintained Him to the Last" "History of His Life and Blood... See More  

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$188.00
666450

Criminal career of Texas outlaw Sam Bass comes to an end...

Item #666450

July 21, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 21, 1878 



* Death of Sam Bass (1ST REPORT)

* American train robber & outlaw




The top of the front page has column heads: "THE JIG IS UP" "Sam Bass and His Gang Come to Grief" "A Running Fight With the Texas Desperadoes" "Their Attempt to Rob to Bank at Round Rock" "Barnes Shot Dead & His Chief ... See More  

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$245.00
666433

Very rare Territorial title...

Item #666433

May 26, 1899

THE BLAND HERALD, Bland, New Mexico, May 26, 1899 



* Very rare Territory issue

* Ghost town




It is extremely rare to find 19th century New Mexico newspapers, and this issue is 13 years before statehood. A very rare from this small mining town with front page item: "Latest Mining News--Information Regarding Mining and Milling Operations in the Cochiti--The Golden Cochiti--Mining Ite... See More  

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$177.00
666229

Early and rare newspaper from Tucson...

Item #666229

October 17, 1874

ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, A.T. (Arizona Territory), October 17, 1874 



* Very rare publication



A very early & rare title from Southern Arizona, and by best accounts this is our very last issue of this title, published 38 years before Arizona would become a state.

The front page is taken up with a mix of news items and advertisements, with page 2 having: "James E. Ro... See More  

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$160.00
665949

Newspaper from the ghost town of Crystal, Colorado...

Item #665949

November 10, 1888

CRYSTAL RIVER CURRENT, Crystal, Colorado, Nov. 10, 1888 



* Very rare Colorado ghost town publication

* Abandoned mining camp town




A rare newspaper from a bonafide ghost town.

Crystal was a mining camp established in 1881 & after several decades of robust existence, was all but abandoned by1917. Many buildings still stand in Crystal, but its few residents live there only in the sum... See More  

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$228.00
665945

The rare "steamer edition" of an early California newspaper...

Item #665945

October 06, 1856

SAN FRANCISCO HERALD, California, Oct. 6, 1856  A very rare & early newspaper from California as this is the "San Francisco Herald For The Steamer" as noted at the top of pages 2-8, more commonly known as the "steamer edition". Such editions are much more rare than the "regular" editions.

Note that the masthead specifies what the market is for this edition: ... See More  

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$275.00
665883

Nice report on the transcontinental railroad... Celebrations at Promontory Point, Utah...

Item #665883

May 12, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1869  Page 7 has very nice reporting on the historic joining of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads at Promontory Point, Utah, with the ceremonies of the driving in of the final, golden spike signifying the completion of joining the East & West. 

The headlines include: "THE PACIFIC RAILROAD" "Ceremonies At The Completion"
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$159.00
665744

From Arroyo Grande, California...

Item #665744

November 17, 1888

ARROYO GRANDE HERALD, San Luis Obispo County, California, Nov. 17, 1888 



* Rare Old West publication



This is the first newspaper we have found from Arroyo Grande, in fact it is the only 19th century newspaper to publish in the town. This is the vol. 2, number 5 issue. Records indicate that only the Bancroft Library at Berkley has any holdings of this title.

Four pages with typical news... See More  

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$148.00
665726

A Colorado newspaper printed eleven years before statehood...

Item #665726

September 15, 1865

THE DAILY DENVER GAZETTE, Colorado, Sept. 15, 1865 



* Very rare & early territory publication

* Post Civil War reconstruction era




This is actually a territorial newspaper as Colorado did not become a state until 1876, eleven years after this issue was published. And this is a volume one issue.

Outside of several issues of the Rocky Mountain News we have offered--which was Colorado... See More  

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$590.00
664685

Jesse James & the Rock Island Railroad train robbery...

Item #664685

July 17, 1881

NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1881 



* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery




Page 2 contains one of the better reports we have seen of the infamous Rock Island Railroad train robbery by Jesse James and his gang. While most reports are little more than a paragraph or two, this report takes two-thirds of a column and includes several accounts and much detail--pho... See More  

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$147.00
664677

One of the earliest San Diego newspapers to be found...

Item #664677

August 10, 1872

THE WEEKLY WORLD, San Diego, California, Aug. 10, 1872 



* Very rare from Southern California



This is the volume one, number three issue of this title, making it one of the earliest newspapers from San Diego we have offered.

Page 2 has an ad supporting: "For President, Horace Greeley..." (see). Various articles are headed: "Arizona City" "Indians Love Music"... See More  

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$118.00
664666

From Territorial Arizona...

Item #664666

December 07, 1889

MOHAVE COUNTY MINER, Kingman, Arizona, Dec. 7, 1889 



* Very rare title from the Arizona Territory



A very rare and early newspaper from the Arizona Territory, 23 years before it would become a state. Various news of the day with a great deal of fascinating, brief tidbits which provide a glimpse of life in the Old West during the 1880's A wealth of ads as well, some of which are illus... See More  

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$137.00
664627

Very rare title... Early scenes from the Old West...

Item #664627

September 17, 1881

THE GREAT WEST, Denver, Colorado, Sept. 17, 1881 



* Very rare Old West title



Certainly a great name for a newspaper from the Old West. The front page has a: "View of Main Street, Gunnison City" which would have to be one of the earliest prints of the town to be found in any periodical. Other prints on the ftpg. are: "Parlin's" being a ranch; and "A Western G... See More  

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$137.00
664597

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

Item #664597

July 17, 1886

THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 17, 1886 



* 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 over ten years. This is the volume one, number 37 issue of this title.

The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day,... See More  

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$465.00
664216

From the Arizona Territory...

Item #664216

June 19, 1875

ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Arizona Territory, June 19, 1875 



* Very rare title



Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last.

A nice assortment of news articles and ads including: "Letter From Col. Hodge" datelined at Camp Grant; "Mining Summary" "The Tucson Public Schools" "Telegraphic News" and... See More  

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$130.00
663169

Terrific account of the legendary life of Wild Bill Hickok...

Item #663169

August 25, 1876

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 25, 1876 



* "Wild Bill" Hickok biography

* American old West folk hero




Page 2 has perhaps the finest obituaries we have seen on the death of Western legend Wild Bill Hickok.

Fully 1 1/2 columns contain all the details, with the top of a column headed: "WILD BILL" "A Tribune to the Memory of James B. Hickock" "Reminiscences... See More  

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$575.00
662666

From the Arizona Territory: 37 years before statehood...

Item #662666

July 03, 1875

ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, A.T. [Arizona Territory] July 3, 1875 



* Very rare title



Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last.

A nice assortment of news articles and ads. The back page has a full column: "Letter From Col. Hodge - Description of the Country About San Carlos and on the Way to Camp Apache".

Fou... See More  

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$150.00
662567

Huge image of "Buffalo Bill" Cody...

Item #662567

September 11, 1875

NEW YORK SATURDAY JOURNAL, Sept. 11, 1875  The front page is dominated by a very large image of: "Hon. William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)", along with the beginning of a story by him titled: "Deadly-Eye, the Unknown Scout, by Buffalo Bill, the Celebrated Scout, Guide, and Hunter-Author." The story takes most of page 2 and is continued in a later issue.

Some crude repairs to t... See More  

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$267.00
662244

Great Tombstone newspaper printed 3 months before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #662244

July 26, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, July 26, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre 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... See More  

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$2,600.00
662023

One of our last...

Item #662023

September 15, 1879

DAILY ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, Sept. 15, 1879 



* Very rare Old West title



Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last. And it is a volume one issue in nice condition.

A nice assortment of news articles and ads. The ftpg. is mostly taken up with ads although it does have a "Grand Jury Report". Page 2 has more ... See More  

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661808

Very early Idaho newspaper, shortly after creation of the Idaho Territory...

Item #661808

November 12, 1864

IDAHO TRI-WEEKLY STATESMAN, Boise City, Nov. 12, 1864 



* Very rare territorial title

* American Civil War era




A very early and rare newspaper from just 18 months after the Idaho Territory was created, and some 26 years before Idaho statehood.

This is the volume 1, number 48 issue.  The ftpg. is filled with ads with pages 2 & 3 containing various news of the day. Mostly ads on... See More  

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$545.00
661439

Execution of the bandit Vasquez...

Item #661439

March 20, 1875

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, March 20, 1875 



* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)

* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit




At the bottom of the front page is: Executions", an inconspicuous report headed: "Last of Vasquez--The Bandit Hanged At San Jose". The report, which describes the execution of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez., states in part: "The bandi... See More  

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$142.00
661417

The James-Younger gang rob a train...

Item #661417

July 23, 1881

LIBERAL SENTINEL, Middletown, New York, July 23, 1881 



* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery




Page 2 has a report noting: "A gang of outlaws, supposed to be the James gang, on Friday night captured a train on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific road...robbed the conductor & a passenger..." and a bit more (see). The next page has a much mor... See More  

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661305

Dalton Gang robs its last train...

Item #661305

July 15, 1892

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 15, 1892 



* The Dalton Gang

* Adair, Oklahoma

* Last train robbery




The back page has a nice article headed: "DARING EXPRESS ROBBERY" "Train Held Up at Adair, I.T., and $50,000 Taken" "The Highwaymen Have a Hard Fight for Their Booty" with the dateline from Parsons, Kansas. The photos show the entire report, which contains s... See More  

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$105.00
660927

On the killing of Jesse James...

Item #660927

April 05, 1882

WORCESTER DAILY SPY, Massachusetts, April 5, 1882 



* Outlaw Jesse James assassination



The top of the last column on the front page is headed: "The Dead Train Robber" which is a report concerning the death of the infamous Jesse James. It begins: "At the coroner's inquest Mrs. Samuels, mother of Jesse James, testified that it was her son Jesse. Considerable excitement w... See More  

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$160.00
660380

Bat Masterson, with a six-shooter on each hip...

Item #660380

June 06, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, June 6, 1883  Included within is a rare report on Bat Masterson: "...The crowd heretofore embraced many notable men, but to-day Bat Masterson, better known through the West than any other man, and who has been more active in filling graveyards than any man in seven states, dropped down on us quiet like, a six-shooter on each hip and a double-barreled shotgun acr... See More  

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$165.00
656782

The end of John D. Lee... Mountain Meadows Massacre recounted...

Item #656782

March 24, 1877

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, March 24, 1877 



* John D. Lee execution

* Mountain Meadows Massacre




Over a full column on page 2 is headed: "The Execution At Mountain Meadow" with fine coverage of the execution of John D. Lee--perpetrator of the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre.

Much reporting on Lee's comments before his execution including: "...My conscience is clear... See More  

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$110.00
655845

The Custer massacre... Sitting Bull's autobiography... James Gang train robbery...

Item #655845

July 09, 1876

NEW YORK HERALD, July 9, 1876



* The Custer massacre

* Battle of Little Big Horn

* Chief Sitting Bull autobiography

* Jesse James-Younger Gang

* Otterville, Missouri train robbery (1st report)




This is a great issue on the General Custer massacre, with very nice page 3 column headlines including: "THE SIOUX WAR" "General Terry's Official Report on Custer's Gallant Ma... See More  

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$177.00
655297

Brigham Young's Proclamation of martial law throughout Utah...

Item #655297

November 20, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Governor Brigham Young

* Proclamation of martial law

* Utah War delcaration




Page 3 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon Treason" which is primarily occupied by the: "Proclamation By The Governor" which is signed in ty... See More  

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$188.00
654491

Nice prints of Buffalo Bill and Texas Jack...

Item #654491

April 08, 1873

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, April 8, 1873 



* Buffalo Bill & Texas Jack illustrations - prints

* Famous frontier scouts appearing on stage




This is the very famous folio size newspaper known for its huge & great graphics. An inside page shows various: "Glimpses of the Spring Fashions." But the prime appeal of this issue would be on the back page, which contains three n... See More  

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$135.00
654268

Uncommonly lengthy on the death of Jesse James...

Item #654268

April 05, 1882

NEW YORK TIMES, April 5, 1882 



* Outlaw Jesse James killed



Page 5 has an uncommonly lengthy account--extremely detailed--on the death of Jesse James, headed: "The Murdered Outlaw" "The State Officers Previously Arranging For The Killers" "Shot Down With A Rifle Which He Gave to His Slayer---Threats of His Friends---Gov. Crittenden's Arrangement with Robert F... See More  

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654134

Reporting the death of outlaw Jesse James...

Item #654134

April 04, 1882

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, April 4, 1882



* Jesse James assassination

* Robert & Charles Ford

* St. Joseph, Missouri




Near the bottom of the front page is a small report headed: "Vengeance on Train Robbers" which reports: "The city is wild with excitement over the death of Jesse James. The fear of his vengeance has restricted the people from taking extreme action against a... See More  

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$116.00
654133

Jesse James & the Rock Island Railroad robbery...

Item #654133

July 19, 1881

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 19, 1881



* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery

* Winston, Daviess County, Missouri




Page 2 begins with a quite lengthy account of what was the infamous Rock Island Railroad robbery by the James Gang. It is headed: "The Great Train Robbery" and begins: "Charles Murray...was the messenger of the U.S. Express Compa... See More  

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$166.00
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
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
652851

Quite rare mining town newspaper...

Item #652851

January 01, 1898

MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Jan. 12, 1898 



* Very rare title



What could be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one? Jamestown figured prominently in two gold rush eras, the first from 1848 to the early 1850's during the great rush precipitated by the gold at Sutter's Mill, and then again in the latter part of the 19th century when new methods were ... See More  

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$195.00
652823

A lesson learned from the life & death of Jesse James...

Item #652823

May 30, 1882

THE VALLEY REVIEW, Lodi, San Joaquin County, California, May 30, 1882 



* re. Outlaw Jesse James death

* Rare Old West title




The front page has a half column article: "Lesson of Jesse James' Life" with the text including in part: "The life of Jesse James reads like a romance, which the manner of his death ends with a fitting moral...to die by the revolver of a quonda... See More  

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$113.00
651688

Death of a legendary name from the Old West: Bat Masterson... A prescription for beer during Prohibition...

Item #651688

October 26, 1921

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 26, 1921 



* Bat Masterson death (1st report)

* Wild West gunfighter & author




The top of the middle column of page 19 has a great report on one of the legends of the Old West, noting: "BAT MASTERSON DIES AT EDITOR'S DESK" "Sporting Writer and Last of Old time Western Gun Fighters Was 67" "Bear Indians In Long Siege" "Deput... See More  

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$188.00
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