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680925

Former Confederate port city...

Item #680925

July 15, 1866

FLAKE'S DAILY BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, July 15, 1866



* Rare Southwestern title

* Post Civil War reconstruction




An uncommon title from this former Confederate port city not far from Houston. Various news of the day.

Eight pages, some various small wormholes (see), otherwise quite nice.... See More  

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$28.00
680661

Restoration after the Civil War...

Item #680661

August 17, 1866

NEW-YORK TIMES, August 17, 1866 



* Post civil war restoration 

* Bringing back America as a whole
 



The front page has the following headlines: "Restoration And Peace" "Results of the National Union Convention" "Address to All the People of the Union" "The Convention's Declaration of Principles" "Sketch of the Concluding Proceed... See More  

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679916

Battle of Ridgeway (1866)....

Item #679916

June 05, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 5, 1866



* Battle of Ridgeway- Ontario

* Battle of Fort Erie

* Fenian raids in Canada




The front page has one column headings: "THE FENIAN WAR" "Official Bulletins--Colonel O'Neill Made a Brigadier-General--Stirring Appeal fro Roberts" "Affairs Along The Canadian Frontier" and much more. (see) Lengthy text.

Other news of the day soon... See More  

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$44.00
679566

Very early surfing print...

Item #679566

April 07, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 7, 1866  Included is a nearly half page print captioned: "Surf Swimming at Hawaii, Sandwich Islands" with a related article having the same title.

The print shows women lying on boards riding the surf, but none standing on them. This would have to be one of the earlier images of surfing and surfboards to be found, let along ... See More  

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$93.00
679520

From the town where the Confederacy began and ended...

Item #679520

February 09, 1866

THE ABBEVILLE PRESS, South Carolina, Feb. 9, 1866  An elusive title from this Southern town shortly after the end of the Civil War.

Abbeville has the unique distinction of being both the birthplace and the deathbed of the Confederacy. On November 22, 1860, a meeting was held at Abbeville, at a site since dubbed "Secession Hill", to launch South Carolina's secession from the Uni... See More  

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$66.00
678516

Mark Twain gains his "first national headline"....

Item #678516

September 29, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 



* Early Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens

* Clipper "Hornet" disaster report

* First national headline for Twain




The most notable content would be the full page print: "Burning of the California Clipper 'Hornet', One Thousand Miles from Land" not so much for the print but for the accompanying article titled: "Bu... See More  

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675719

Jay Cooke ad from 1866... Financier of the Civil War...

Item #675719

September 04, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, September 4, 1866



* Jay Cooke & his banking house

* Financier of the Civil War

* Wall Street Panic of 1873 fame




Page 6 of this newspaper contains an advertisement for the: "Banking House of Jay Cooke & Co." with a few more details (see). Other high profile financier ads as well. (see)

The life of Jay Cooke and his considerable influence in b... See More  

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675689

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675689

April 21, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 21, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 3, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Equable Clime of Cal... See More  

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675266

Terrific full page baseball print...

Item #675266

November 03, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 3, 1866  Certainly the most desired print in this issue is the great full page captioned: "The Great Contest Between the Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn, and the Athletics of Philadelphia, at the Capitoline Grounds, Fulton Ave., Brooklyn". This is one of just a few baseball prints showing the entire field of play with both offensive and de... See More  

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$157.00
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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674734

From the town where the Confederacy began and ended...

Item #674734

February 02, 1866

THE ABBEVILLE PRESS, South Carolina, Feb. 2, 1866 



* Rare post-Confederate publication



An elusive title from this Southern town shortly after the end of the Civil War.

Abbeville has the unique distinction of being both the birthplace and the deathbed of the Confederacy. On November 22, 1860, a meeting was held at Abbeville, at a site since dubbed "Secession Hill", to launch S... See More  

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$66.00
674509

1866 Veto of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill...

Item #674509

February 20, 1866

THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Mass., February 20, 1866 



* Freedmen's Bureau Bill

* Andrew Johnson veto message




The top of page 2 has one column headings: "Veto By The President" "No Signature For The Freedmen's Bureau Bill" "Able And Powerful Argument" and more. (see) Message takes up about 2 1/2 columns and is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.

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673803

Portrait of baseball player James Maxwell...

Item #673803

September 01, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 1, 1866  Inside has a one column portrait of: "Mr. James Maxwell, of the Susquehanna B. B. Club, Wilkes Barre, Pa." The same page has an article on him: "Our Base-Ball Illustrations" which begins: "Number six of our portraits of prominent baseball players is that of Mr. James Maxwell, the noted catcher of the Susquehanna... See More  

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673802

Officers of the National Association of Base Ball Players

Item #673802

July 21, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 21, 1866  The full front page has five framed portraits of: "The Officers Of The National Association Of Base Ball Players", with a few baseball embellishments. There is a related report on the third page: "The Officers Of The National Association Of Base Ball Players."

Inside has two small views of the Delaware Water Gap, plus a f... See More  

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673397

Print of a baseball player...

Item #673397

August 18, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Aug. 18, 1866  Inside has a nice one column print of baseball player: "G. A. Flagg, Cambridge B.B. Club, Cambridge, Mass." with a related article headed: "Our Base Ball Illustrations" .

The front page has a nice print captioned: "The Town of Heart's Content, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, the Terminus of the Atlanti... See More  

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672104

Portrait of an early baseball player...

Item #672104

September 29, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 Page 4 has a 3 by 2 inch portrait of: "Edward Beadle, Gotham B. B. Club Of New York." Included is a report headed: "Our Base Ball Illustrations" that compares the "new school" of ball players to the "old boys" and then describes the talent and skills of Beadle, a first baseman for the Gothams.

There is also... See More  

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671921

Fetterman Fight massacre....

Item #671921

December 27, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, December 27, 1866 



* Fetterman Massacre

* Fort Philip Kearney




The bottom of the front page under: "Massacre At Fort Laramie" "Three Officers And Ninety Soldiers Surrounded And Butchered" is a rather brief & inconspicuous report on the Fetterman Fight, reading in full: "A terrible massacre occurred on the 22d, near Fort Phil. Kearny. B... See More  

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$53.00
671676

Europe & the United States are connected by the telegraph...

Item #671676

August 11, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 11, 1866 



* re. Transatlantic telegraph cable completion



The front page has one column headings concerning the recent completion of the Atlantic Cable, the telegraph cable stretched across the ocean which connected Europe with the United States. The headings include: "OLD WORLD" "BY OCEAN TELEGRAPH" "London Dispatches to Thursday Night&q... See More  

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$38.00
671214

Bi-lingual Louisiana newspaper from shortly after the Civil War...

Item #671214

December 08, 1866

THE WEEKLY IBERVILLE SOUTH, Plaquemine, Louisiana, Dec. 8, 1866 



* Rare publication from the deep South



Uncommon newspaper from this town just south of Baton Rouge and from shortly after the end of the Civil War. "Union List of Newspapers" notes just 4 institutions having any holdings of this title, and none have issues of this early date.

This is a bi-lingual newspaper, as t... See More  

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671033

View of Chattanooga...

Item #671033

September 08, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 8, 1866  Inside has a full page print: "Chattanooga, Tennessee, From Lookout Mountain". Other prints include: "Bacon's Castle, Surry, Virginia" "The Steamer Wyoming on the Banks" & other scenes near Long Branch, New Jersey; "Great Conflagration at Jersey City...Destruction of the Petroleum Docks Adjoining the... See More  

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669935

Johnson's state-of-the-union address: reviewing the nation's work...

Item #669935

December 03, 1866

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, Dec. 3, 1866 



* Andrew Johnson State of the Union Address

* Post Civil War reconstruction era




All of page 2 and half of page 3 are taken up with the: "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, a tradition which begins with Washington & continues to this day. It is signed in type at its conc... See More  

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667757

A very early baseball board game...

Item #667757

December 08, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 8, 1866  The full front page has 3 prints of: "Laying the Corner Stone of the New Masonic Temple at Baltimore, Maryland.

Inside has a fascinating halfpg. print of: "The New & Beautiful Parlor Divertisement of Base-Ball." showing a family playing a board game themed on baseball. There is also a related article: "The Parlor... See More  

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667189

The 28th Indiana Colored Regiment from 1866...

Item #667189

January 09, 1866

A rare document for the 28th Indiana Colored Regiment dated January 9, 1866.



"Quarterly Return Of Ordnance & Ordnance Stores received, issued, and remaining on hand in Company G, 28th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry."



This document has a lengthy list of military ordnance and accoutrements with penned notations of the quantity accounted for (see photos). The front panel notes th... See More  

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666105

Austro-Prussian War begins in 1866...

Item #666105

July 03, 1866

NW YORK TRIBUNE, July 3, 1866



*Austro-Prussian War begins



The front page has one column headings that include: "WAR !" "The War Actually Begun" and more with large map. (see) Nice for display.

Eight pages, uncut, never bound, some creasing at the folds, otherwise very nice.

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665922

Nebraska admitted to the Union....well, almost...

Item #665922

July 28, 1866

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, July 28, 1866  Page 2 has an inconspicuous--yet historic--report noting: "Nebraska was admitted to the Union by both branches of Congress on Friday, the vote standing in the Senate 24 to 18, and in the House 63 to 52, and the bill has gone to the President for his signature. The Senators from the new State are already in Washington."

But it wou... See More  

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664783

The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #664783

September 13, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 12 & 13, 1866 



* "The Black Crook" opening premiere

* Very first musical theatre performance of the first ever modern day musical!

* Niblo's Garden - Broadway - New York City




A terrific and very historic trio of newspapers relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".

As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance i... See More  

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664089

The "science" of phrenology had its own publication...

Item #664089

June 01, 1866

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, & LIFE ILLUSTRATED, New York, February, 1865 



* Uncommon title



Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

The ftpg. has prints of: "Great Surgeons of the W... See More  

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$38.00
663176

Capture of the first train robbers in America...

Item #663176

January 11, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1866 



* First - 1st train robbery in America - capture

* New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad




The front page has a stack of column heads which include: "Arrest of the Express Robbers" "$250,000 of the Money Recovered". The actually report takes a paragraph and has a subhead: "Captured". The text is a bit blurred ... See More  

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662790

The first train robbery in America...

Item #662790

January 08, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1866 



* First - 1st train robbery in America

* New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad




The front page has an article headed: "Robbery of Adams' Express" "Half A Million Stolen" "Robbery", the details provided in a Boston dateline.

What is notable is that most internet sources note that the Reno brothers train ro... See More  

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661855

1st (Jesse) James Gang robbery...

Item #661855

February 16, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, February 16, 1866 



* Jesse James Gang

* 1st known robbery (1st report)


* Liberty, Missouri bank



The front page has an article headed: "Guerrillas Rob a Bank in Western Missouri" with subhead: "Bank Robbery" Nice detailed report here.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, m... See More  

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661437

Early from Salem, Oregon ...

Item #661437

March 05, 1866

THE OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, March 5, 1866 



* Rare title 

* Old West era




This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basi... See More  

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661007

Mormons & Utah... The pros and cons of polygamy...

Item #661007

June 20, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 20, 1866



* Salt Lake City, Utah

* Brigham Young - polygamy




The front page has a one column heading: "Utah and the Mormons". The article is over a full column in length and provides great details of the life-styles of the Mormon life, including the pros and cons of polygamy; how some of the wives get along and where others ... See More  

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660781

The Civil Rights Bill is "the law of the land"...

Item #660781

April 11, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 11, 1866 



* Civil Rights Bill becomes law

* Post Civil War - slavery




Under "XXXIXth Congress: is a tiny heading: "The Civil Rights Bill" with brief text. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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660687

The first train robbery in America...

Item #660687

January 09, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 9, 1866 



* 1st train robbery in America

* New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad




The top of the front page has nice headlines on: "The Railroad Robbery" with also: "Over Half a Million Dollars Stolen from the Adams Express Company" "Escape of the Thieves" "Interesting Particulars of  the Crime".

What is notabl... See More  

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$67.00
659688

Civil War Recollections... Mining in Nevada...

Item #659688
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, June, 1866. Featured in this issue is an article "Personal Recollections of the War", by a Virginian. Other articles are: "The Reese River Country (Mining in Nevada)"; "Are There Other Inhabited Worlds?"; "Henry Barth, the African Traveler"; and other additional stories with related illustrations. See photos for d... See More  

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659170

First Modern Musical... Broadway's prominance set in stone...

Item #659170

September 19, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 19, 1866  



* "The Black Crook" 1st week advertisement

* Very first musical theatre performance of the first ever modern day musical!

* Niblo's Garden - Broadway - New York City




Although an inconspicuous listing on page 7, the advertisement for the Broadway production of "The Black Crook" is quite significant.

As Wikipedia notes: &quo... See More  

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656918

Valentine's Day... Scenes of Colorado...

Item #656918

February 17, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1866  The entire front page has two prints: "Central City, Colorado" which is a town view; and "A Gambling Scene in Denver City, Colorado". Inside is a large print of "George Bancroft"; a full page of the: "Grand Reception Given by the 7th Regiment at the Academy of Music, New York"; a print of: "The Late Rev... See More  

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655017

Portrait and profile of an early baseball player...

Item #655017

October 27, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, October 27, 1866  An inside page of this issue has, under "Our Base-Ball Illustration", a 2 3/4 by 2 inch portrait of: "Chas. D. Walker, Active B.B. Club, N.Y."

Includes a biographical sketch of Walker, which states, in part: "...Mr. Walker, as a pitcher, has probably no superior in the country, ranking with McBride, for speed and ... See More  

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$65.00
654869

Atlantic cable is completed.... America connects to Europe...

Item #654869

August 03, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 3, 1866



* 2nd Atlantic cable - Transatlantic telegraph

* SS Great Eastern




The front page has one column headings that include: "EUROPE" "Dates Through the Cable to August 1" "THE CABLE ALL RIGHT" "Business Brisk and the Line Working Well" and more. Coverage on the 2nd Atlantic cable being used for the first time.

Complete in... See More  

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654725

1866 Steamer Miami explosion....

Item #654725

January 31, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, January 31, 1866



* Steamer Miami disaster



The front page has one column headings that include: "DISASTERS" "Two Steam Boats Lost" "230 Persons Killed" and more.

Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large size issue measuring 26 x 21 inches, some light staining, generally nice.... See More  

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$27.00
652537

Great for a classroom - providing persective...

"Caught Napping", the original lost work by A.H. Burr...

Item #652537

February 10, 1866

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, February 10, 1866



* "Caught Napping", by A.H. Burr



While many are familiar with the print of "Caught Napping" by A.H. Burr in the March 10, 1866 issue of Harper's Weekly (at a lessor price), what may not be know is that the original appeared a month prior in the ILN for Feb. 10, 1866. The print is in great condition, and is accomp... See More  

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$60.00

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651254

Niblo's Garden... The "Black Crook"...

Baseball player (Dr. William H. Bell)... The Johnstown flood...

Item #651254

October 06, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 6, 1866 



* "The Black Crook" at Niblo's Garden

* The 1st modern-day musical

* Baseball player portrait... The Johnstown Flood




Page 41 has a full page print of the "Great Scene Of The Second Performance Of The 'Black Crook,' Spectacle Now Performing At Niblo's Garden," This would eventually become genera... See More  

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650753

The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #650753

September 13, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 12 & 13, 1866  A terrific and very historic trio of newspapers 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 ... See More  

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650731

Signficcant ad & review of the first modern musical...

Item #650731

September 17, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 17, 1866  Although an inconspicuous listing on page 7, the advertisement for the Broadway production of the "Black Crook" is quite significant. And even more significant is the page 4 review of the production, as the "Black Crook" is honored in theater history as the first modern musical.

As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance is being consi... See More  

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$450.00
649236

Early baseball from just after the Civil War...

Item #649236
NEW YORK TIMES, 1865-1866  A lot of five issues of the New York Times from just after the Civil War, each with a report of a baseball game. These issues provide a mid-19th century perspective of America’s favorite pastime. Some browning, generally nice condition. The images shown are representative of the "look" of what you will receive. Actual issues/dates will vary.... See More  

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

This item is not eligible for free shipping.

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$60.00
648806

Jefferson Davis is indicted for treason...

Item #648806

May 12, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 12, 1866 



* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Official indictment for treason




Near the bottom of the ftpg. is: "Jefferson Davis Indicted" "He Will Probably Be Tried in June at Norfolk". The text begins; "Yesterday Jefferson Davis was indicted for treason by the Grand Jury..." with a bit more.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$37.00
648407

Portrait of an early baseball player...

Item #648407

September 29, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 29, 1866  The fourth page has a 3 by 2 inch portrait of: "Edward Beadle, Gotham B. B. Club Of New York." Includes an article headed "Our Base Ball Illustrations" that compares the "new school" of ball players to the "old boys" and then describes the talent and skills of Beadle, a first baseman for the Gothams (s... See More  

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648286

The Civil War officially comes to an end...

Item #648286

April 07, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 7, 1866 



* Civil War officially ends

* PEACE




Page 4 contains the historic announcement of the official end of the Civil War with the headings: "PEACE" "Proclamation By the President" which also deals with the reconstruction of the Southern states, signed in type: Andrew Johnson and dated April 2, 1866. The text takes a full column.

Pa... See More  

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$47.00
648282

California described, and its wine growing capacity...

Item #648282

June 27, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 27, 1866  Nearly half of page 3 is taken up with a terrific & very detailed account of the state of California, headed: "Domestic Correspondence" "California" "Vineyards on the Pacific  Coast--Their Character & Extent--Artificial Irrigation--The Wine-Growing Capacity of California". A great account.

Eight pages, very ni... See More  

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648278

Terrific travelogue of a trip West on the Union Pacific...

Item #648278

December 26, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 26, 1866  Page 3 has an interesting and lengthy article: "After The Buffaloes" "The Union Pacific Railway--Nine Days o the Plains of Kansas--A Buffalo Hunt--Journalists on the Rampage". This is a great account of a train trip on the Union Pacific, at least to its terminus at this point (Leavenworth, Kansas). Included is a fine account of a buf... See More  

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$63.00
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