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680709

Jackie Robinson & George Shuba - "Handshake of the Century"...

Item #680709

April 25, 1946

THE SPORTING NEWS, St. Louis, April 25, 1946



* Jackie Robinson & George Shuba

* "Handshake of the Century"

* after Robinson's first homerun - quite historic




Page 26 has the image of what has been called: "The Handshake of the Century", which occurred between Jackie Robinson and George Shuba as Jackie crossed home plate after hitting his first homerun i... See More  

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$400.00
679730

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

Item #679730

September 22, 1922

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 22, 1922  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 resolution adopted by the Senate & House expressing American approval of the restoration of Palestine as a ... See More  

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$280.00
679511

Synagogues hold memorial services... Much on the assassination & funeral of Lincoln...

Item #679511

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865  Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel" "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogue" and "Shaari [Shaare] Zedek" with each synagogue draped in mourning black.

It is quite unusual to find front page menti... See More  

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$825.00
679456

Handsome Revolutionary War newspaper with war content...

Item #679456

April 04, 1780

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 4, 1780  This issue has one of the more decorative mastheads of the colonial era with exceeding ornate filigree work around the lettering, plus an engraving of a 3 masted ship.

The front page has an extract of a letter from Lord George Germaine to Major General Howe which concerns the exchange of prisoners with the Americans.... See More  

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679237

Exceedingly rare Napoleon occupation newspaper...

Item #679237

November 01, 1811

COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, Nov. 1, 1811



* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper



This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.

In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empire, hence this ne... See More  

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677981

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

Item #677981
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, Ludg
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677102

Extremely early mention of George Washington... French & Indian War...

Item #677102

December 04, 1758

THE NEW YORK GAZETTE OR WEEKLY POST-BOY, Dec. 4, 1758  The front page features a very nice Address to the Lt. Governor & Commander in Chief of the colony of New York from the General Assembly concerning the French & Indian War, set in larger than normal type and taking two-thirds of the width of the page.

It contains nice content as well, including: "...congratulations on th
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675238

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675238

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857  The back page has a report which could be considered the birth of organized baseball. And printed the day after the event happened.

The second column has an article headed: "Our National Sports" with subheads: "The Game of Base Ball--Convention of the Various Clubs Of the City and Vicinity--The Laws to Be Codified--Central Park Commission... See More  

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675111

The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #675111

September 12, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 12, 1866  A terrific and  historic issue 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 music is mostly adaptations, ... See More  

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674389

Full text of the Louisiana Purchase...

Item #674389

October 31, 1803

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, October 31, 1803  The complete text of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, with both conventions, is found on page 2. It is prefaced with an article headed: "Louisiana Treaty!" noting in part: "Yesterday...the Senate ratified the Louisiana Treaty, 24 votes in the affirmative and seven in the negative...We congratulate our fellow citizens on the pro... See More  

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670502

A rare printing of Hamilton's greatest work: "Report on Manufactures"...

Item #670502
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, January, 1792 (with historic Supplement II)



* Report on the Subject of Manufactures (Report on Manufactures)

* The magnum opus of Alexander Hamilton

* First United States Treasury Secretary




The most significant content is found within the Appendix II which is included (but typically missing).

This Appendix has a wealth of "Public Pape... See More  

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667086

Formation of the Mormon Church...

Item #667086

July 16, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1831 Page 17 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 Ontario county...started a new religion! The leaders make bold pretensi
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665478

Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #665478

December 19, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 19, 1795 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Over half of the front page is taken up with the "President's Address" being George Washington's annual state-of-the-union address for the year 1795, a tradition he started in his first administration and which continues to this day.

The "Speech" as it is h... See More  

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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
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646966

The election of Washington as the first President, and so much more...

Item #646966
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), April, 1789  A very significant issue, and one of a few magazines or newspapers with the text reporting the actions of Congress formally counting the votes for the first President of the United States. Near the back are several pages of the: "Proceedings of Congress", the first headed: "Brief Sketch of the Most Interesting of the Proceedings... See More  

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609903

One of the more fascinating publishers from the Civil War...

Item #609903

November 30, 1864

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, Nov. 30, 1864 



* Very rare Civil War title 

* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow




W. G. Brownlow, or  Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the pres... See More  

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$288.00
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