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675954

Early and rare from Florida... James Polk block signature...

Item #675954

August 05, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, August 5, 1848 



* Rare antebellum title

* 3 Acts signed by James Polk




Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

The ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress, one of which is signed by the President: James Polk. ... See More  

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$110.00
675953

Early and rare from Florida... James Polk block signature...

Item #675953

August 05, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, August 5, 1848 



* Rare antebellum title

* 3 Acts signed by James Polk




Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

The ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress, one of which is signed by the President: James Polk. ... See More  

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$110.00
675948

Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...

Item #675948

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 27, 1817  Certainly the best report in this issue is headed: "Of Galveston" which is about--among other items concerning Galveston,Texas--the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barnard on the coast of Texas...Among the most conspicuous charac... See More  

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675792

From the deep South with slave sale ads...

Item #675792

July 26, 1858

THE DAILY CRESCENT, New Orleans, July 26, 1858



* Rare antebellum publication

* 5 slave advertisements




News of the day with several advertisements including a some slavery related ads, 5 on page 5 and another 1 on page 7.

Four pages, various news of the day, loose and irregular at the spine with a little text loss, a little light foxing, a little margin wear, small horizontal hole on the ba... See More  

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$38.00
675739

President-elect Abraham Lincoln...

Item #675739

February 28, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 28, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln as president-elect

* Pre Inauguration war tensions




The front page of this famous national newspaper reports the ominous events which would lead to the outbreak of the Civil War in less than two months as well as incoming administration of Abraham Lincoln, with one column headlines including: "The Proceedings of the Peace Convention... See More  

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675736

1856 Bleeding Kansas...

Item #675736

September 06, 1856

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 6, 1856



* Bleeding Kansas

* Missouri border invasion




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "The Kansas War" "Information Direct from the Scene of the Disturbances" "The Pro-Slavery Gatherings for Invasion" and more. Text takes up 3 full columns, all on the front page.

Other news of the day. Complete in ... See More  

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675711

Lewis Cass for President... Southern slaves...

Item #675711

August 31, 1848

NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Aug. 31, 1848



* Lewis Cass Political Ad

* Slavery & Martin Van Buren




The United States Presidential election of 1848 was the first election in which all states held their election on the same day. This also marked the 1st Tuesday of November as the fixed date for the national election.

This issue in particular has, at the top of the f... See More  

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675520

2 slavers captured... African slave trade...

Item #675520

November 12, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Maine, Nov. 12, 1858



* The African slavery trade - slaves



Page 4 has two brief reports on the capture of2 slavers, one off the coast of Charleston and another off of Cuba. (see)

Eight pages, nice condition.

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675508

Burning of the Quarantine Hospital in Staten Island...

Item #675508

September 02, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 2, 1858 



* Quarantine Hospital burning

* Bayley Seton Hospital

* Tompkinsville, Staten Island




Page 4 has a column headed: "Great Conflagration at Staten Island" "Destruction of the Quarantine Establishment" with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases... See More  

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675346

Lincoln heads to Washington... Jefferson Davis' inaugural address...

Item #675346

February 19, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861  Page 5 has column heads with continued & detailed coverage of Lincoln's trip from his home to the nation's capital: "The President Elect En Route" "The Receptions In This State" "Enthusiasm Of The People" "His Arrival In Albany" "Immense Turnout" "The Speeches" "The Reception In this ... See More  

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$48.00
675247

Volume one issue of a sporting newspaper...

Item #675247

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 24, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Reports are headed: "The Turf" "Draught Of The Seine" "Our Chess Department" "Out Door Sports" "Fist... See More  

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675246

Volume one issue of a sporting newspaper...

Item #675246

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 24, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Reports are headed: "The Turf" "Draught Of The Seine" "Our Chess Department" "Out Door Sports" "Fist... See More  

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674859

News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

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$42.00
674459

Early Tallahassee...

Item #674459

March 27, 1847

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, March 27, 1847  Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

The front page includes various reports from the Mexican War including: "From The Army - The Army News" "From the Army--Late & Very Import... See More  

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674458

Early Tallahassee... The Mexican War...

Item #674458

March 27, 1847

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, March 27, 1847  Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, 14 years before the Civil War.

The front page includes various reports from the Mexican War including: "From The Army - The Army News" "From the Army--Late & Very ... See More  

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674392

Early 19th century w/ red tax stamp...

Item #674392

June 15, 1807

THE COURIER, London, June 15, 1807



* Uncommon publication w/ red tax stamp



The front page is taken up with various advertisements and a red tax stamp at the upper right corner. News of the day inside and partially on the back page.

Complete with 4 pages, never bound, good condition.

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674258

Mrs. Poe in a lead role... Edgar Allan Poe's mother...

Item #674258

October 05, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, Oct. 5, 1807.
 
* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ad
 
On page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a listing for a play called "KING LEAR, And His Three Daughters", with Mrs. Poe as "Cordelia" (misprinted as Cornelia, the youngest daughter of King Lear. This was the mother of Edgar Allan Poe, the famous author and
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674179

From 1850 Greensboro, 11 years before the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #674179

April 26, 1851

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, April 26, 1851



* Rare Antebellum publication



Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

A typical newspaper of the day with news reports both local and national. Most of the back page is taken up with advertisements, a few of which are illustrated.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$35.00
674102

Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin...

Item #674102

May 23, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 



* Inventor Eli Whitney

* Cotton Gin invention




An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention... See More  

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673977

Battle of Greece begins.... WWII Nazis...

Item #673977

April 06, 1941

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 6, 1941



* Battle of Greece begins

* Operation Marita

* Nazis invasion




The front page has a banner headline: "YUGOSLAVIA AND GREECE INVADED AS HITLER LAUNCHES BALKAN WAR"  with subheads. (see) Nice for display.

First section only with 16 pages, light toning and some wear at the central fold. Also some wear at the margins, partially loose along the sp... See More  

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673888

William Wilberforce on the slave trade... Marshall's "Life of Washington" reviewed...

Item #673888
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 18, 1807



* William Wilberforce speaks before the British Parliament re: the slave trade

* Review of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's "Life of Washington"




The back page has a discussion of the Slave Trade in the House of Commons - a portion which includes an impassioned response by William Wilberforce.

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673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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673586

Benjamin Rush listed as University of Pennsylvania Trustee...

Item #673586
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, April 30, 1807 



* Rare Benjamin Rush mention



Page 4 of this issue has: "UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA", followed by a listing of all the universities Trustees including, "Benjamin Rush M.D. Professor of theory and practice of Phisick, and of Clinical Medicine". 

Complete in 4 pages, some rubbing and damp... See More  

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673297

Lincoln and Hamlin for President & Vice President: ten issues...

Item #673297

October 06, 1860

DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, October, 1860 



* Abraham Lincoln for President notices



A lot of ten issues of an obviously Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election. The front page also has a bit stat... See More  

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673168

Print of a sea serpent...

Item #673168

September 27, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 1851 



* HMS Plumper (1848)

* Sea serpent print




The front page features a print of: "The Sea Serpent" with descriptive text.

Four pages, large size, several folds, a piece from a column on the back leaf has been cut away. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

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672989

Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City...

Item #672989

August 16, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 16, 1859 



* Horace Greeley's overland journey

* Stops at Salt Lake City, Utah



Starting in the summer of 1859, Horace Greeley, the famed publisher if the New York Tribune, set out on an exploratory/investigative journey from New York to San Francisco via the Transcontinental Railroad, and had many of his observations printed within his paper while in rou... See More  

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672955

Samuel Morse and his telegraph invention...

Item #672955

December 24, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1842 



* Samuel Morse

* Telegraph invented




The bottom of the back page has a report headed: "Electro Magnetic Telegraph" which includes: "...states that S. F. B. Morse, of New York, is now exhibiting to committees appointed by congress to examine the subject, his invention by which two persons, however distant, may convers... See More  

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672842

Republican party's first Presidential candidate...

Item #672842

June 21, 1856

NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, June 21, 1856 



* John C. Fremont nomination

* 1st nominated for United States president




A very historic issue for the Republican party as it reports their first Presidential nominee, John Fremont.

The report shown is of the North American Party, nominating Fremont & Johnston for President & Vice President. This party would soon join the recently created ... See More  

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672661

1854 Norwalk, Ohio...

Item #672661

November 28, 1854

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1854



* Uncommon publication



Page 2 has an article headed: "The Mormons" See images for text here. An uncommon from pre-Civil War Ohio. Contains other news of the day with many advertisements.

Complete with 4 pages, some period stray writing above the masthead, nice condition.

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672505

First White House wedding...

Item #672505

March 18, 1820

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 18, 1820  Listed under the page 2 "Marriages" is one that reads: "In Washington city, Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur, Esq. of N. York, to Miss Maria Hester Monroe, youngest daughter of James Monroe, President of the U. States." This was first wedding to be held at the White House.

Other news of the day includes: "Royal Funeral" &quo... See More  

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672152

Deciding how we change the United States flag...

Item #672152

January 11, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 11, 1817  The most notable report is the article headed: "Flag of the United States" which is a full column report on altering it, portions including: "...The original flag of the United States was composed of 13 stripes & 13 stars...On the 13th of Jan. 1794 after two new states had been admitted into the union, the national legis... See More  

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672121

Jefferson an Infidel?

Item #672121

November 02, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, November 2, 1802 



* Criticism of Thomas Jefferson

* Harry Croswell - Federalist Party




Pages 2 & 3 contain an article: "To The People" by the publisher, Harry Croswell, a staunch critic of Thomas Jefferson. This article  does much to defend his statement: "That Mr. Jefferson in an Infidel...That he would b... See More  

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672109

Very ornate masthead...

Item #672109

April 09, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, April 9, 1859  This newspaper has one of most ornate mastheads including an illustration of a battleship with maritime symbols bordering the front page.

Among the prints are: "Scene At Brighton, England, The Famous Watering-Place" "The River St. Lawrence" "British Fleet of men-Of-War Off Spithead, England" an
... See More  

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672108

Slavery comes to an end in England...

Item #672108

August 29, 1833

THE TIMES, London, August 29, 1833  As Wikipedia notes the British Slavery Abolition Act was passed in 1833, receiving the royal assent on August 28.

Page 2 begins with: "Parliamentary Intelligence" with text noting in part: "Their Lordships sat at 12 o'clock...the Royal assent was given by commission to various bills--amongst which were...Colonial Slavery Bill...Slave Tra... See More  

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672052

Early print of the harbor of Honolulu...

Item #672052

April 19, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 19, 1851  The  nice & quite detailed print at the top of the front page is captioned: "The Port Of Honolulu, In The Sandwich Islands", now known as Hawaii. There is a nice article on it as well beginning: "It is not many years since Honolulu was regarded as one of the Cannibal Islands, and missionaries were sent thither to... See More  

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672051

On John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry... Death of Washington Irving...

Item #672051

November 30, 1859

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 30, 1859  Page 5 has some fine reporting on this historic raid upon Harper's Ferry by abolitionist John Brown, including column heads: "From Charlestown" "A Visit To The Prisoners" "A Caricaturist Rebuked" "Brown Preparing His Public Letter" "He Will Make No Speech" "No One To Visit Brown" "A Guard Of ... See More  

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672046

Santa Anna to be tried & shot... More from Texas...

Item #672046

August 06, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 6, 1836  The ftpg. has a short report concerning the "outrages" due to the rescue of two runaway slaves.

Other articles inside include: "Lynching Among the Indians" "The Creek War" with reports from Fort Mitchell, Alabama; "The Cherokees" "From Florida" "Mexico & the United States" &... See More  

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672033

Horace Greeley interviews Brigham Young at Salt Lake City...

Item #672033

August 20, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 20, 1859  During this time famed Tribune publisher Horace Greeley took a trip to the West and wrote a series of articles on his adventures. Of his many published articles this may be the best and most desired.

Taking a full column on page 5 and more than a column on page 6 is: "An Overland Journey - Two Hours With Brigham Young" which is datelined at Salt Lak... See More  

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671996

Lincoln on his way to Gettysburg...

Item #671996

November 19, 1863

THE WORLD, New York City, Nov. 19, 1863  This was the day Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. It can be interesting to read what others were reading when something exceedingly historic was in the process of happening.

And this issue has a neat item relating to Gettysburg, with a back page heading: "Gettysburg Cemetery Dedication - Departure of the President and Party for Gettys... See More  

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671977

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #671977

February 28, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1803  The back page has a terrific & quite detailed notice headed: "DICKINSON COLLEGE" which details the stringent requirements of the students, and that: "...trustees & professors are equally solicitous that the seminary should be placed on a respectable footing & that as complete an education should be obtained ... See More  

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671957

Early issue from this Southern town rich in history...

Item #671957

September 19, 1829

THE CAMDEN JOURNAL, South Carolina, Sept. 19, 1829  A very early issue from this town rich in history, being the oldest inland  town in South Carolina, the site of notable Revolutionary War battles, and home to six Confederate generals. Gregory notes that only one institution (Univ. of S. C.) has any holdings of this title from the earliest years.

Page 2 has an interesting article on th... See More  

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671939

Death of James K. Polk... Colt's Revolving Pistol ad...

Item #671939

June 19, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849  Page 3 has much on the death of ex-President James Polk. Page 4 has a small ad for Colt's Improved Repeating Pistol. Also on page 4 is a $150 reward ad for a runaway black man from Luray, Virginia. As was typical of newspapers through this period, each column has black bold lines called "mourning rules" in honor of the death of t... See More  

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671932

Reporting the Mexican War and more...

Item #671932

July 08, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847  The front page has: "Late From Vera Cruz" with news on the Mexican War taking over half a column. Inside includes: "The News From Mexico" "A Visit to Lake Superior" "A Faithful Negro" and more.

Four pages, some damp staining to the lower half, generally good.

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671915

Exploring the Yellowstone... Westward expansion...

Item #671915

January 15, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 15, 1820  Certainly the best is the lengthy report headed: "Expedition to the Yellow Stone" which has some great detail on this expedition, which is a very early report. The text takes over 3 pages and includes a half pg. chart headed: "Statement Showing the Movement of the Troops composing the Missouri & Mississippi Expedition in... See More  

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671914

Jews are expelled... Kentucky's Mammoth Cave...

Item #671914

August 24, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 24, 1816  One of the better items is a brief article headed: "Summary Notices of Events" which includes: "It is stated that the senate of the 'free city' of Lubec has ordered all the Jews settled there to leave it..." with a bit more, and ending with: "...They seem never to have a home."

Among the other reports... See More  

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671913

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #671913

September 24, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825  One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and judge of Israel, has issued a proclamation which for the ridiculous, may... See More  

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671912

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #671912

September 24, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825  One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and judge of Israel, has issued a proclamation which for the ridiculous, may... See More  

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671893

The death of poet James Montgomery...

Item #671893

December 18, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 1851  Page 3 has a relatively lengthy obituary of James Montgomery, Scottish poet, hymnist, and newspaper editor. Known for his deep Christian faith and philanthropy, his death was reported in most major newspapers throughout the United States. See images for details.



Four pages, and other than dampstining, the issue is otherwise in good conditi... See More  

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$55.00
671889

Five American newspapers: 1803-1809...

Item #671889

October 01, 1803

(5) Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, Oct. 1, 1803; United States' Gazette, Nov. 13, 1809; National Intelligencer, Jan. 30, 1809; Independent Chronicle, Feb. 11,1808; and Providence Gazette, Jan. 14, 1809. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newsp... See More  

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671883

From Natchez well before the Civil War...

Item #671883

January 11, 1854

THE DAILY COURIER, Natchez, Mississippi, Jan. 11, 1854  A very uncommon newspaper from the Deep South, and rare to find any newspapers from Mississippi from before the Civil War. Although there are various news items the issue is dominated by advertisements, many of them illustrated.

Inside has no fewer than six slave sales ads headed: "Negroes for Sale" "One Hundred & For... See More  

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