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671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778  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.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining persons charged with, or suspected of, the crimes of high treason or piracy committe... See More  

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$345.00
671058

Revolutionary War... The "Tories" at Newport...

Item #671058

March 01, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777  The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for the sale of a plantation in Berks County, Penna. All of page 2 & half of page 3 are taken up with: "The Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston".

Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Tories at Newport, in general, fair little better than t... See More  

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$357.00
671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778  This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

The front page is entirely taken up with ads & notices, the very... See More  

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$485.00
671035

First report on John F. Kennedy's assassination... In a Dallas newspaper...

Item #671035

November 22, 1963

THE DALLAS TIMES HERALD, Texas, November 22, 1963  Serious collectors always try to obtain historic newspapers from the city where the event happened. For JFK's assassination that would be a Dallas newspaper.

Of the two newspapers which published in Dallas in 1963 only the TIMES HERALD reported the assassination on the same day it happened--November 22--and only in their 2nd and 3rd edit... See More  

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$330.00
670988

Oswego during the French & Indian War, with maps...

Item #670988
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757  Among the inside pages is a quite lengthy & detailed 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 (see photos for portions). This text also includes a report headed "Account o
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670904

The end of the most infamous "Gag Rule" (1844)...

Item #670904

December 04, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec.  4, 1844  Page 2 has both the text of the petition to end the infamous "Gag Rule" which prevented members of the House of representatives talking about slavery and/or related topics, and the result of the votes to rescind it. The text of the petition is included here in full, noting in part: "...'No petition, memoria... See More  

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$288.00
670601

The beginning of the U.S. Navy's relationship with San Diego...

Item #670601

May 01, 1917

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, May 1, 1917  A terrific and very displayable issue on the founding era of the United States Navy's relationship with San Diego, one which has grown tremendously ever since 1917 to become the home port of the Pacific Fleet, a base composed of 13 piers, with over 24,000 military personnel and over 10,000 civilian workers.  The U.S. Navy remains a... See More  

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$750.00
670143

The Gettysburg Address on the front page...

Item #670143

November 23, 1863

DAILY MISSOURI DEMOCRAT, St. Louis, Nov. 23, 1863  It would be difficult to argue for a more notable speech from the 19th century than the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln. The top of page 2 has column heads: "FROM GETTYSBURG" "Consecration of the Soldiers' Cemetery" "Immense Gathering of People" 'Interesting Account of the Proceedings"... See More  

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669979

A very rare, early newspaper...

Item #669979

August 07, 1688

PUBLICK OCCURRENCES TRULY STATED, London, August 7, 1688  With only 34 issues of this newspaper were ever published, and being from the 17th century, this is a rare paper which we rarely have the opportunity to offer. 

A single sheet issue, 7 1/2 by 12 inches; nice, untrimmed margins. A very rare opportunity for a very rare newspaper.

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$268.00
669342

Lincoln's first inauguration...

Item #669342

March 05, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 5, 1861  Page 5 has nice one column heads announcing the significant news of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration, the heads including: "THE NEW ADMINISTRATION" "Inauguration of President Lincoln" "Peace & Good Order" "A Magnificent Display" "Procession To The Capitol" "Immense Throng of People" ... See More  

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668366

One of just two known newspapers with a contemporary account of the Salem witch trials...

Item #668366

December 31, 1692

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Dec. 31, 1692 



* Rare Salem witch trials reporting

* Very early 17th century title




An exceedingly rare issue as it is one of only two known contemporary newspaper accounts of the Salem witch trials.

This newspaper published in question/answer format, and the front page begins with: "Quest 1. In the remarkable TRYALS of WITCHES published this Week by Mr. ... See More  

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$2,300.00
667993

Gunfight at the OK Corral...

Item #667993

October 28, 1881

THE INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL, Indiana, Oct. 28, 1881 Rarely did period newspapers report the now-famous "gunfight at the OK Corral", which did not become a part of modern Western folklore until the 1957 movie of the same name. This major newspaper from Indianapolis did report the event.

Near the top of page 2 under the heading: "A Fight With Cow Boys" is a report datelined: "... See More  

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$745.00
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
665859

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

Item #665859

May 20, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, May 20, 1852  We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Much of page 2 is taken up with: "The Annual Meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society". Page 3 has a: &
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658848

Capture of St. Christopher and Nevis...

Item #658848

April 02, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 2, 1782  Half of page 2 is taken up  with the treaty for the: "Capitulation of the Islands of St. Christopher's and Nevis, between Count de Grasse...and the Marquis  de Bouille...and Thomas Shirley...and Thomas Fraser, Brig. General, commander of  the troops of his Britannic Majesty".

This was a ... See More  

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658578

Latest news from the Revolutionary War...

Item #658578

May 15, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 15, 1781  The front page has a brief item: "The American spy, mentioned a few days since, is taken at Harwich and will be examined before the Privy-Council. Many papers were found upon his person, touching a treasonable correspondence."

The ftpg. also has some items from the war including the mention of  the Bri... See More  

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$420.00
658254

Rare American newspaper with some fine war-related content...

Item #658254

December 30, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 30, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 42

All of the front page, most of pg. 2 & concluded in a future issue is the; "MANIFESTO on the Motives of the Conduct of the King of France R... See More  

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$940.00
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