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683197

Confederate newspaper... Court cases involving slaves...

Item #683197

July 11, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1864



* Rare rebel publication



Various Civil War news with a Confederate bias, making for interesting reading as such. Among the front page items are: "The War News" which has several subheads including: "From Petersburg" & "Burnside's Movements". Other war news include: "Latest News From the North--Our Army in M... See More  

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$64.00
682691

Notable pair of issues on the Maryland "Jew Bill" including its passage...

Item #682691

March 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1819 and March 5, 1825



* Maryland Jew Bill w/ passage

* Jewish religion rights

* Jews to hold public office (MD)




A fine pair of issues on the passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill".

May 29, 1819 issue: Certainly the best content is full text of the speech presented by of H.M. Brackenridge in the Maryland House of Delegates when the Jew ... See More  

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$375.00
682690

Michigan creates a constitution: a step towards statehood...

Item #682690

July 18, 1835

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 18, 1835



* Michigan territory creating a constitution

* A move towards statehood




The prime content in this issue would be the complete printing of the: "Constitution of the State of Michigan" which takes almost four pages and concludes with the signatures in type of the various members of Michigan's congress. This constitu... See More  

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$42.00
682272

Harper's Ferry... Battle of Antietam...

Item #682272

September 22, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 22, 1862 



* Battle of Iuka, Mississippi

* Harper's Ferry, West Virginia




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "REOCCUPATION OF HARPER'S FERRY", "FROM THE BATTLE-FIELD OF ANTIETAM", "IMPORTANT WAR NEWS", "The Battle Of Iuka", "Victory of Gen. Rosecrans over Gen. Price", "Capture of... See More  

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682155

P.T. Barnum Circus Museum Fire... Lincoln Conspirators...

Item #682155

July 14, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, July 14, 1865  The front page has: "DISASTROUS FIRE", "Total Destruction of Barnum's American Museum", " LOSS ESTIMATED AT $10000", "Nine Other Buildings Burned to the Ground", "Thirty Thousand People in the Streets - Pickpockets in the Crowd - Accidents and Incidents", and more. 

Additionally, page 5 h... See More  

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682129

Charles Dickens... Defends attacks on his personal life...

Item #682129

June 21, 1858

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts, June 21, 1858



* Letter from Charles Dickens defending his character



Page 4 has a letter from Charles Dickens which is quite out of the ordinary. Although he states he rarely publicly defends against attacks on his personal life, recent accusations have led him to make an exception, the exception being this letter.

Other news of the day is found thro... See More  

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682104

Reporting on the first day of the 'Colored National Convention'...

Item #682104

April 11, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, April 11, 1872



* National colored convention

* Frederick Douglass as president




Page 3 has most of a column taken up with: "Colored National Convention" "Gathering at the Southern States Convention of Colored Men in New Orleans--Pinchback, of Louisiana, and Ransier, of South Carolina, 'Bossing the Job'--Preparing for a Fierce Battle in Favor of General... See More  

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681958

Masonic Celebration of Washington's initiation...

Item #681958

November 02, 1852

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 5, 1852  The front page has a mention of: "Masonic Celebration at Cincinnati", and continues on page 4 describing the annual celebration of George Washington being "initiated as a member of the mystic tie".

Complete in 8 pages and in good condition.

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680029

Uncle Sam & General Beauregard... Early Cincinnati...

Item #680029

May 26, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, May 26, 1875  The entire front page is a comic print captioned: "The Big Man and the Very Little Frenchy Boy" being Uncle Sam and General Beauregard.

Inside has a full page on "Cincinnati In 1802" including several prints. Also a page with 5 prints of: "Incidents of the Fires in Western Pennsylvania".

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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680025

Trial of Lincoln's conspirators... Jeff Davis...

Item #680025

May 27, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 27, 1865



* Abraham Lincoln Murder - Trial of the conspirators

* Jefferson Davis indictment for treaso




The first column on the front page has nice heads: "THE TRIAL" "More Testimony About Mrs. Surratt's Eyesight & Christian Character" "Evidence In Behalf of O'Laughlin" "Authenticity of Alston's Letter to Jeff. Davis"... See More  

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$44.00
680021

Rare, short-lived Texas newspaper from its first capital...

Item #680021

April 28, 1888

THE OLD CAPITOL, Columbia, Texas, April 28, 1888



* Very rare Southwest publication



Yes, Columbia--now known as West Columbia--was the first formal capital of Texas, established in 1836. A quite rare title which existed for less than 2 years. Only one institution has a substantial holding of this title and its file is not complete.

The content is primarily concerning Texas, with a wealth of ... See More  

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$133.00
680018

The Centennial Exposition... Baseball...

Item #680018

May 20, 1876

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 20, 1876  Featured are several prints of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, the ftpg. showing the "Great Corliss Engine" & an expansive doublepage centerfold of the: "Scene on the Grand Plaza...". More as well.

The back page has a nice print of a baseball player in uniform, in a "Base Ball Goods" adverti... See More  

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679773

Frederick Douglass becomes a United States Marshal...

Item #679773

March 19, 1877

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 19, 1877



* Frederick Douglass, United States Marshal



The front page has: "Washington--Mr. Douglass Confirmed" the report beginning: "The debate in the Executive session yesterday on the confirmation of Frederick Douglass to be United States Marshal of the District of Columbia was one of the most memorable that has ever occurred in that body..." wit... See More  

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679743

Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #679743

August 26, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1807 



* Lewis and Clark expedition - Pacific



The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is fol... See More  

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$425.00
679737

Life in the Wild West...

Item #679737

November 16, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 16, 1883  Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West, much more than any found in eastern newspapers.

Page 7 begins with: "AT THE STAKE" "A Colorado Ranchman Tortured by a Band of Robbers" "The Victims Burned & Bastina... See More  

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$42.00
679733

Broadside "Extra"...

Item #679733

November 27, 1824

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, EXTRA, (Boston, Nov. 27, 1824)  This is an interesting broadside (printed on one side only) "Extra" with no date in the dateline however a period notation at the top reads "Nov. 27, 1824" and two letters in the text have Nov., 1824 dates. The reports are entirely political. Folio size, single sheet, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the margins.

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679732

Broadsheet "Extra" on the Garfield assassination attempt...

Item #679732

July 15, 1881

DEMOCRATIC WATCHMAN, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1881 



* President James Garfield shot

* Rare broadsheet "extra"




Page 4 has a report headed: "A Terrible Deed--Attempt to Assassinate President Garfield" which begins: "Not having issued a paper last week the Watchman is consequently somewhat late with the news of the attempted assassination of President G... See More  

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679731

Quite uncommon temperance newspaper...

Item #679731

June 05, 1886

TEMPERANCE GAZETTE, Camden, New Jersey, June 5, 1886 



* Rare publication



Printed in the masthead: "Devoted to the Cause of Temperance and the Sanctity of the Christian Sabbath". A quite uncommon title which supported the prohibition of alcohol. I don't believe we have ever offered this title before.

Four pages, wear at one of the upper folds causes loss with text loss als... See More  

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$36.00
679729

"Confederate" newspaper with a Jeff Davis letter on the front page...

Item #679729

June 11, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 11, 1862  Among the articles are: "Destruction of the Merrimac--Official Letter of Commodore Tatnall" "Negroes Preferred to Foreigners" "Furnishing Arms to the Prisoners at Camp Chase" ""Arming Fugitives" "Fremont's Division--An Unfortunate Skirmish" "War News of the Week" "Rebel Atrocit... See More  

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679727

The siege of Petersburg, the 'back door' to Richmond...

Item #679727

June 20, 1864

THE WORLD, New York, June 20, 1864 



* Second Battle of Petersburg

* Lynchburg, Virginia




Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "PETERSBURG" "Complete Official & Special Accounts of Operations Since Wednesday" "The First Line of Works Carried by Assault" "Brilliant Action on Wed." "The Enemy Under Beauregard Largely Reinforced... See More  

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679724

Great letter on the rush to the gold fields of California...

Item #679724

December 08, 1848

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 8, 1848 



* California gold rush letter

* Early - pre-49ers




The front page has over half a column headed: "The Gold Excitement" which has some great content, including: "...what a spectacle that of whole villages being deserted...rushing pell mell...over the mountains, through forests...into the newly discovered mine region!...Many p... See More  

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679720

Georgetown, Colorado... Tacoma, Washington Territory...

Item #679720

May 05, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883  The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a mother at the Tombs jail; half page: "The Indian at Work--M... See More  

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679718

News from Utah on the Mormons...

Item #679718

February 25, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 25, 1859 



* Mormons - Mormonism & gold



Page 2 has half a column headed: "UTAH" "Only Mormons On Juries--Discovery of Gold Near Salt Lake--A Catholic Army Chaplain".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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679717

Newspaper from territorial New Mexico...

Item #679717

December 03, 1896

THE ALBUQUERQUE DAILY CITIZEN, New Mexico, July 13, 1900 



* Before joining the Union



A territorial newspaper as New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. Typical news and ads of the day.

Four pages, folio size, archivally rejoined at the spine, some minor  margin tears, generally good.... See More  

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$68.00
679712

Fifteen puzzle game craze....

Item #679712

March 22, 1880

NEW YORK TIMES, March 22, 1880  Page 4 has a one column heading: "FIFTEEN". The related text on this "craze" of the era takes up about a full column.

This is a sliding puzzle having 15 numbered square tiles in a frame leaving one unoccupied tile position. Tiles in the same row or column of the open position can be moved by sliding them horizontally or vertically, respecti... See More  

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$47.00
679710

Capture of New Orleans...

Item #679710

April 30, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, April 30, 1862 



* Capture of New Orleans Louisiana LA

* Mississippi River naval engagement

* Yorktown, Virginia




Among the front page column headlines on the Civil War are: "The Siege of Yorktown" "The Rebels Becoming More Wide Awake" "Another Gallant Skirmish & Destruction of a Rebel Battery" "The Capture of New Orleans" &quo... See More  

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679706

Abraham Lincoln.. Peace conference... New York ratifies the 13th Amendment prohibiting slavery...

Item #679706

February 04, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 4, 1865 



* Peace Conference - Abraham Lincoln

* 13th Amendment abolishing slavery




Among the articles: "THE PEACE CONFERENCE" "Arrival of the Rebel Commissioners at Fortress Monroe" "The Conference Probably Ended" "From Savannah - Sherman's Campaign..." "Important If True - Deflection of Prominent Rebel Generals...&qu... See More  

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679370

Pirate Hicks confesses his guilt...

Item #679370

June 06, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 1860



* Albert W. Hicks confesses to his crimes

* Last pirate executed in the United States




 The front page has over half a column headed: "The Murders On the Oyster Sloop" "A Partial Confession from Hicks--He Admits His Guilt & Details Some of the Particulars of the Tragedy".

 His name was Albert W. Hicks, aka William Johnson and &q... See More  

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679353

Speeches by Jeff Davis & Abraham Lincoln... Lincoln's re-election...

Item #679353

November 11, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 11, 1864



* Abraham Lincoln's re-election

* Jefferson Davis message




 More than the first column of the front page is taken up with: "Jeff. Davis' Message" "He Opposes the Theory, but Urges the Practice of Arming the Slaves" "Rebel Currency & Foreign Intervention" "Strong Comments by the Richmond Papers" with t... See More  

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$56.00
679351

Very rare New Mexico newspaper...

Item #679351

May 03, 1888

SOUTHWEST SENTINEL, Silver City, New Mexico, May 3, 1888



* Very rare issue from the Southwest

* Billy the Kid was arrested here twice




This is a very scarce newspaper from the territory of New Mexico, 26 years before statehood.

The front page has some news items and ads, with inside pages almost entirely taken up with advertisements. A terrific opportunity for a rare & early title ... See More  

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$192.00
679001

Black troops...

Item #679001

May 28, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 28, 1898  Full ftpg. shows: 'Comm. Winfield S. Schley on the Bridge of the ship 'Brooklyn' '. Nice fullpg. Remington print: 'Colored Troopers of the U.S. Cavalry Taking their Horses for a Dash into the Gulf' at Tampa, Florida. Nice fullpg. with 3 prints of the 'U.S. Regulars at Port Tampa, Florida'. Much more on the military i... See More  

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$46.00
678997

The fall of Manila... African-American regiment at the charge of San Juan Hill...

Item #678997

October 15, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 15, 1898  Full front page illus. of "The Fall of Manila." Inside has two full pages showing: "Scenes Attending the Surrender of Manila." 1/2 pg. of illus. of "Launch of the United States Battle Ship 'Illinois' at Newport News, Virginia, October 4, 1898." Full pg. illus. of "Our Occupation of Puerto Rico."

... See More  

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678990

Rare & early print showing a San Francisco celebration upon California joining the Union...

Item #678990

January 25, 1851

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 25, 1851  The front page features a very nice print of the: "Procession at San Francisco in Celebration of the Admission of California Into the American Union" with a related article on the next page.

Complete in 16 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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$67.00
678975

Great fire department illustration... F.S. Church print on Thanksgiving...

Item #678975

November 30, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 30, 1872  The full front page is a dramatic print: "Boston--Into the Jaws of Death", a dramatic scene showing fireman battling a large fire.

Inside has 3 full pages of scenes of the Boston fire, plus a great doublepage centerfold showing: 'Bird's-eye View of Boston Showing the Burned District', being a great overview of the city. Also... See More  

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$117.00
678945

Yankee Army parades before President Johnson...

Item #678945

June 17, 1865

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, June 17, 1865  This famous British newspaper formatted much like Harper's Weekly has a half page American Civil War-related print within: "Grand Review of the Army of  the Potomac Before President Johnson at Washington" with a related article on the back page.

Complete in 32 pages, very nice condition.

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$27.00
678592

Galapagos Islands, ten years before Darwin...

Item #678592

May 17, 1831

NEW YORK AMERICAN, May 17, 1831  The back page has nearly 2 1/2 columns taken up with: "Narrative Of A Mariner Left on An Island in the Pacific", being the Galapagos Islands. This narrative is a lengthy & very detailed account of this island, which would become more famous ten years later with the arrival of Charles Darwin.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$29.00
678443

On the Fifteenth Amendment...

Item #678443

April 09, 1870

BALTIMORE WEEKLY SUN, April 9, 1870  The front page has an entire column reporting on the celebration regarding the passage of: "The Fifteenth Amendment" allowing African-American men the right to vote.

Four pages, some discrete archival mends, good condition.

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$38.00
678435

Winslow Homer's famous Snap The Whip...

Item #678435

September 20, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 20, 1873 



* Winslow Homer's most famous print

* "SNAP-THE-WHIP" Great for framing




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the much desired Winslow Homer doublepage centerfold: "Snap the Whip". As the photos show, this print is in very nice condition.

Front page features a 1/2 page illustration entitled: "The New Sc... See More  

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$1,095.00
678349

Rare title from the Philippine-American War...

Item #678349

July 05, 1899

THE MANILA TIMES, Philippine Islands, July 5, 1899  A very uncommon title, totally in English, from the Philippine-American War. Although the United States won the Philippines from Spain in the Spanish-American War, Philippine nationalists didn't want another colonial ruler, hence this war. 

This is from the first year of its existence. 

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, m... See More  

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$57.00
678223

Buchanan's state-of-the-union address... Latest from the "Mormon country"...

Item #678223

December 28, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 28, 1859



* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address




Page 3 has most of a column headed: "From The Mormon Country" datelined at "Great Salt Lake City" which provides a rather included update on the events in Utah in recent months. Also on page 3: "The Purchase of Mount Vernon" by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, with ... See More  

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$58.00
677788

Making a case for war against England...

Item #677788

June 18, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 18, 1812  Much of the front page is taken up with a report which makes the case for war with England, which would be declared the date after this issue was printed.  Some related content inside as well.

Four pages, good condition.

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$28.00
677753

Fund-raising event to support what is now Mount Sinai Hospital...

Item #677753

October 29, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 29, 1858  



* Early Mount Sinai Hospital (Manhattan)



Of special note is a back page article taking three-quarters of a column headed: "The Jews' Hospital" "Dinner and Ball in Aid of Its Funds".

This hospital is now known as Mount Sinai, one of the more notable hospitals in the world. It was dedicated just 3 years previous, with mention in th... See More  

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$56.00
677225

Nellie Bly Women's prison expose...

Item #677225

January 13, 1889

THE WORLD, New York, Jan. 13, 1889  



* Nellie Bly expose

* Women in the workplace




Nellie Bly is perhaps most famous for her trip around the world, which turned the fictional work by Jules Vernes' "Around the World in Eighty Days" into fact for the first time.

But there were various other projects which consumed her journalistic career, perhaps most notably her undercove... See More  

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$92.00
677210

Early from the Arizona Territory...

Item #677210

October 20, 1879

ARIZONA DAILY MINER, Prescott, Oct. 20, 1879



* Very rare Old West publication



A quite early newspaper from territorial Arizona. It would not become a state until 33 years later.

A typical Old West newspaper with a wealth of Western-themed advertisements, several of which are illustrated. News reports are both local & regional.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few small archival m... See More  

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$110.00
677208

Mark Twain...

Item #677208

February 23, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Ohio, Feb. 23, 1877



* Mark Twain - Samuel Langhorne Clemens



 Page 3 has over a full column taken up with: "Mark Twain's Character" "His Reply etc the Slanders of the 'Quaker City' Captain" which is signed in type: Mark Twain. And this is followed by another letter from him signed: Samuel L. Clemens [Mark Twain].

Eight pages, some ... See More  

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$37.00
677163

Very early from San Diego...

Item #677163

February 12, 1873

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, Feb. 12, 1873  



* Rare Old West publication



A very early issue from this now-famous Southern California city, this issue published when the population was just 2,300.

Among the articles are: "The Murderer of Rodriguez--Another Shooting Affray--More of the Tin Mine..." "Our Julian Letter" and so much more.

Four pages, a small bit fr... See More  

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677078

Fictionalized drama...

Item #677078

May 05, 1873

STREET & SMITH'S NEW YORK WEEKLY, May 5, 1873  This newspaper but the publishers of dime novels & pulp fiction did much to romanticize the Wild West with stories of fictionalized drama.

This issue features a very large & dramatic front page print which accompanies the story: "Wild Kathleen or, Old Bob, the Prairie Outlaw".

Page 2 has a portion of the serialized sto... See More  

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676356

Susan B. Anthony's trial for illegal voting...

Item #676356

June 18, 1873

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, June 18, 1873  



* United States vs. Susan B. Anthony trial

* Illegal voting on 1872 Presidential election




The back page has a report: "United States Court at Cananduigua--Trial of Susan B. Anthony" concerning her trial for illegally voting in Rochester the previous November.

Four pages, large folio size, nice condition. Folder s... See More  

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$54.00
676347

The lead-up to the Battle of Bull Run...

Item #676347

July 21, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 21, 1861



* First Battle of Bull Run beginning

* Manassas VA Virginia

* 1st major battle of the Civil War




 Some nice front page column heads on the day before Bull Run including: "LATEST FROM BULL'S RUN" "The Armies Only One Mile Apart" "Our Men on the Original Battlefield" "Capture of Several Secessionists" "Effec... See More  

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$49.00
676346

Front page map of Missouri, & more...

Item #676346

June 23, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 23, 1861  The front page features a nice map headed: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN MISSOURI".

Many nice ftpg. column heads on the Civil War including: "THE WAR FORE THE UNIONLoyalty in Tennessee & Kentucky" "A New State Proposed" "Beauregard Near Fairfax Court House" "Reward For Traitors" "The Position of Kentucky" ... See More  

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$34.00
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