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688616

Hetch Hetchy Valley description in an uncommon title...

Item #688616

November 25, 1882

WASHINGTON WORLD AND CITIZEN-SOLDIER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1882  Although the content is wide-ranging, as the title indicates, a fair amount of the articles relate to the military & government.

Page 7 has an interesting article headed: "A Rival to Yosemite", which tells of another dramatic valley slight to the north of Yosemite: Hetch Hetchy. Many decades later much of th... See More  

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$75.00
688368

Early San Francisco...

Item #688368

August 26, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 26, 1868  A wide variety of news reports both local and regional and a huge quantity of ads as well.

Four pages, a very large size newspaper, a few minor mends at the fold junctures with a small hole at one, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Item from Catalog 322 (released for September, 2022)...

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$31.00
687827

1872 Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #687827

March 21, 1872

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July March 21, 1872



* Rare Old West title



In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of t... See More  

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$33.00
687369

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #687369

May 15, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Tiburcio Vasquez captured

* California bandido

* Los Angeles outlaw




The front page has a report of the capture of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez was a Mexican bandit who was active in California from as early as 1857 until his capture. The Vasquez Rocks, the steep, sloped rocks about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, were one of his many hid... See More  

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$82.00
686898

re. 1898 Battle of Manila Bay....

Item #686898

May 08, 1898

THE CALL, San Francisco, May 8, 1898



* Post-Battle of Manila Bay, Philippines

* Admiral George Dewey's victory

* Spanish-American War




The front page has a nice banner headline: "TROOPS TO LAND IN CUBA TODAY, THE QUEEN READY TO LEAVE SPAIN" with subheads and related illustration. (see)

Fourteen pages, a little margin wear, more so along the spine with a few small tape mends a... See More  

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$48.00
685736

Extolling the virtues of California...

Item #685736

January 13, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Jan. 13, 1884  Almost the first two columns of page 9 are taken up with a great article extolling the virtues of California, headed; "CALIFORNIA'S PROSPERITY" "A Glance at the State's Growth in the Past Year" "Rapid Increase of San Francisco in Wealth and Trade--All Industries Prosperous Except gold Mining--Some Hints to Settlers--A B... See More  

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$46.00
684649

Existed for less than one year...

Item #684649

August 31, 1872

PETALUMA EVENING ARGUS, California, Aug. 31, 1872  This is the volume 1, number 12 issue of a title which lasted less than one year. Quite rare as such.

This town is in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco. A typical newspaper of the day with a front page article: "A Confederate Leader on Grant" among the man other articles. A wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, never bound nor tr... See More  

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$57.00
683437

Very nice and early baseball print...

Item #683437

November 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 18, 1865  Certainly the most desired print is the half page vertical print showing a baseball game in action, and showing the full expanse of the field with crowd.

The caption reads: "Base-Ball Match Between the 'Athletics' of Philadelphia, Pa. and the 'Atlantics' of Brooklyn, N.Y., Played at Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 1865." There is... See More  

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$82.00
682884

Early San Francisco with a wealth of local news & ads...

Item #682884

September 01, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Sept. 1, 1868 



* Rare old West title



A large size newspaper of six pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture & with a few discrete archival mends at folds.

Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue ... See More  

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$37.00
682862

Adolph Sutro, of Comstock Lode fame...

Item #682862

October 31, 1893

POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, California, Oct. 31, 1894 



* Adolph Sutro - mayor of San Francisco

* Virginia City, Nevada Comstock Lode fame




True to its title, this issue is filled with political reports including images of 19 politicians. Also of interest is a back page print captioned: "Our Sutro", being Adolph Sutro who was running for mayor of San Francisco. He would wi... See More  

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$59.00
682682

Boxing's first world championship... The Pony Express....

Item #682682

May 07, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1860 



* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* First World boxing championship match




Page 5 has a one column head: "Four Days Later From Europe" "The Prize Fight" "Letters From Heenan" "He Claims the Belt or Another Fight". This was the famous match with Sayers, considered as boxing's first world championship. "...Not h... See More  

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$87.00
682464

The rare "steamer edition" from 1868...

Item #682464

August 29, 1868

THE ALTA CALIFORNIA - For Circulation In The Atlantic Started, Europe And South America, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868  At the top of the first column is: "Steamer Alta California" noting that it is: "...issued trial-monthly on the sailing of each steamer for Panama. It has the largest circulation of any Steamer paper on the Pacific Coast."

 A very rare & early ne... See More  

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$345.00
681531

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #681531

June 27, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Promontory Point, Utah, June 27, 1870 



* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"

* Very first excursion published newspaper (#8)




This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issue... See More  

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$377.00
680880

Very beginning of the Panic of 1873...

Item #680880

September 18, 1873

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 18, 1873 



* Wall Street - stock market failure

* Panic of 1873 beginning

* Brooklyn Trust Company

* In a NYC publication




The front page has early reporting on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company. The top of the first column has a heading: "ANOTHER BIG DEFALCATION&qu... See More  

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680784

Early San Francisco with a wealth of local news & ads...

Item #680784

August 29, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868  A large size newspaper of four pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture.

Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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$38.00
680536

1898 Theodore Durrant execution...

Item #680536

January 07, 1898

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 7, 1898



* Theodore Durrant execution - hanging

* San Quentin State Prison - "The Demon of the Belfry"

* San Francisco Emmanuel Baptist Church murders




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "DURRANT IS DEAD" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very h... See More  

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$45.00
680514

Early print of a street in San Francisco...

Item #680514

March 05, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 5, 1853  The front page has a print headed: "American Scenes - Street View In San Francisco".

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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680480

John Sherman death...

Item #680480

October 22, 1900

THE BULLETIN, San Francisco, October 22, 1900



* John Sherman - soldier and statesman

* Senator... Secretary of State... Secretary of  the Treasury 




The front page has three column headlines: "JOHN SHERMAN, SOLDIER AND STATESMAN, IS DEAD" and "Expired at His Home in Washington After a Lingering Illness That Gradually Undermined His Nervous System", with a n... See More  

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680435

Peace with the Apache Indians in Arizona...

Item #680435

October 14, 1871

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Oct. 14, 1871 



* Great Chicago Fire disaster

* Apaches Indians & peace ?




The front page has some content concerning the Great Chicago Fire, including: "Appeal From Chicago" "Prospects Brightening" and more. Also: "Arizona" "The Peace with the Apaches--All Received on Reservations--Their Friendly Reception of V... 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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678981

Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast, and Judaica interests...

Item #678981

July 06, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 6, 1872 



* Winslow Homer illustration - print

* Jewish Central Synagogue in NYC




Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "Our President puts His Foot Down, & the British Lion Will Have to Wriggle Out" shows President Grant among others.

Inside has a nice fullpg. Winslow Homer print: "Making Hay" a very notable print Another full pa... See More  

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678978

Stanley & Livingstone meet in Africa...

Item #678978

August 31, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1872 



* David Livingstone found

* Henry Morton Stanley




Quite historic & displayable doublepage centerfold: 'The Meeting of Livingstone & Stanley in Central Africa'. Included in the caption is the famous line: 'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?' Other scenes from Africa as well.

The full front page is a Nast political cartoon: &... See More  

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678597

From the San Francisco Mission... Touring Oregon & Washington...

Item #678597

December 13, 1879

MISSION MIRROR, San Francisco, Dec. 13, 1879  Printed in the masthead is: "The only Paper Wholly Printed and Published at the Mission, a Locality Containing 20,000 Inhabitants."  This would be the famous Mission Delores, still located on 16th St. (see photos & the hyperlink).

Page 2 has a political notice supporting: "For president in 1880, Ulysses S. Grant, of Illino... See More  

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677156

Elizabeth Cady Stanton... The San Francisco fire...

Item #677156

June 21, 1851

NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 21, 1851  



* San Francisco fire of 1851

* Elizabeth Cady Stanton letter

* Woman activist & writer

* Women's Rights leader




The front page begins with a stack of dramatic heads on the fire in San Francisco, with the reporting taking most of the page.

Page 7 has two-thirds of a column taken up with a fine letter headed: "Mrs. Stanton's Let... See More  

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676993

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #676993

July 04, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Boston, June 20, 1870  This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound.  Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper composed, printed, & ... See More  

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676174

The Modoc Indian War of 1873...

Item #676174

May 24, 1873

DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, May 24, 1873 



* Dixon Bridge Disaster - Illinois

* Modoc War - Lava Beds

* Captain Jack fame




The top of the ftpg. has: "THE MODOC WAR" "Further Details of Hasbrouck's Successful Scout" "Captain Jack and His Party Leave Clandestinely" and more. (see)

Four pages, never bound, large folio size, good conditi... See More  

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$38.00
675927

1903 Alcatraz Prison escape by forgery...

Item #675927

October 13, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Oct. 13, 1903



* Alcatraz Prison - San Francisco

* Four escape with fake pardons




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "DARING FORGERY DISCOVERED" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Com... 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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675687

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675687

May 05, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, May 5, 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: "Leaving San Francisco--... See More  

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675109

Seeking bids to construct a U.S. Mint in San Francisco...

Item #675109

December 11, 1852

THE REPUBLIC, Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 1852 



* San Francisco Mint to be constructed

* California Gold Rush era

* Thomas Corwin




The front page has a legal notice soliciting bids to build a new United States Mint in San Francisco, headed: "Proposals For Erecting a Mint, With the Necessary Machinery, at San Francisco, California". It is signed in type by the Secretary of the ... 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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672794

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #672794

June 25, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870  This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound.  Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper compos... See More  

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$388.00
672650

The very beginning of the Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672650

September 18, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 18, 1873. This issue has fine early coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" - which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There is an article on pg. five, "PANIC IN STOCKS - GREAT EXCITEMENT IN THE STREET YESTERDAY", which takes nearly a full column of text. Another somewhat related article appea... See More  

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672646

Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672646

September 23, 1873

THE WORLD, NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 1873  This issue has fine follow up coverage on what became known as: "The Panic of 1873", which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There are several reports with one column head including; "A BRIGHTER PROSPECT - BETTER FEELING IN WALL STREET ...", "JAY COOKE & CO. - A STATEMENT OF ASSET... See More  

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671697

1873 S.F. Chinatown sex slaves...

Item #671697

July 31, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 31, 1873



* Chinatown's sex slaves (girls)

* San Francisco, California Chinese

* Human trafficking - Tong Wars




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "HIP YEE TONG" "An Infamous Secret Chinese Society in San Francisco" and more. (see)

Complete in 10 pages, nice condition.

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671249

Manufacturing rifles at the Springfield Armory...

Item #671249

April 29, 1899

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 29, 1899 



* Krag Jorgensen rifles - prints

* Springfield Armory, Massachusetts




The front cover of the issue is entitled "Manufacture of Krag-Jorgensen Rifles at the Springfield Armory" which is comprised of four illustrations with additional illustrations within the issue.

Inside includes: "The Marvin Electric Rock Drill" "... See More  

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670760

Terrific, early views of San Francisco and Sacramento...

Item #670760

November 29, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1851 



* Early San Francisco city view print 

* California gold rush era & Sacramento




The front page has a great & very early: "View Of San Francisco From the Foot of Telegraph Hill" with a related article on the city which: "...has now a population of about 40,000, with over 100 miles of streets laid out..."... See More  

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670757

Short-lived labor newspaper with an article by Karl Marx's daughter...

Item #670757

March 22, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 22, 1884 



* Rare publication



During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.

Page 3 has an article concerning Charles Delescluze, a French revolutionary leader, journalist, and military commander of the Paris Commune. It is signed in ... See More  

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670029

Early print of Fort Point, San Francisco...

Item #670029

August 09, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 1862  The front page has a print: "Fort Point--One of the Fortifications Of the Harbor of San Francisco, Cal." with a bit of detail.

Some war-related content inside including: "How To Demoralize n Army" and "Conference of the Rebel Generals at Richmond--Their Plains for the Future and more.

The bkpg. features a cartoo... See More  

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669220

Traveling to San Francisco in 1871....

Item #669220

August 14, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 14, 1871



* Westward migration of Americans

* Emigration to the West Coast (San Francisco)

* Hardships of 19th century travel




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "AFTER THE SETTING SUN" "From The Narrows To The Golden Gate" "Over the Three Great Mountain Ranges" "A Flying Visit To The Mormons" and more with many small... See More  

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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
662359

Short-lived labor newspaper...

Item #662359

February 23, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, Feb. 23, 1884  During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.

The ftpg. has: "William Morris" "What the Poet, Artist, Decorator and Socialist Has to Say" "He Writes A 'Fable' for the People"

Four pages, archival... See More  

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661793

Expedition to Greenland... Earthquake in San Francisco...

Item #661793

March 29, 1856

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 29, 1856  Inside has 2 pages of text with  7 prints on: "Expedition To Greenland". Also a fullpg. with 4 prints on: "Dreadful Catastrophe at Philadelphia" being the burning of the ferry boat 'New Jersey'.

Other prints: "Maple Sugar Camp" in New England; a view of: "Stockholm, Capital of Sweden&quo... See More  

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661005

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #661005

May 15, 1874

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Tiburcio Vasquez - the Californio bandido

* Los Angeles area outlaw




The front page has a report of the capture of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez was a Mexican bandit who was active in California from as early as 1857 until his capture. The Vasquez Rocks, the steep, sloped rocks about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, were one of his many ... See More  

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660998

Nellie Bly's trip around the world...

Item #660998

January 14, 1890

THE WORLD, New York, Jan. 14, 1890 



* Nellie Bly's trip around the World

* Best title to have




Page 2 has the  report on the return home of Nellie Bly from her round-the-world trip, an excursion which was sponsored by this newspaper. It also ran a contest to guess to exact length of time for her trip (see photos).

The report is headed: "Guess Early & Often" which... See More  

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656907

Chinese bound for San Francisco...

Item #656907

April 29, 1876

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 29, 1876  Inside are several prints on "The War in the Herzegovina", a full page: "Map of a Portion of Africa" and a doublepg. centerfold: "Chinese Emigration to America: Sketch on Board the Steamship Alaska, Bound for San Francisco".

Complete in 24 pages, very nice, clean condition.

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649229

Uncommon California periodical from 1873...

Item #649229
SAN FRANCISCO NEWS-LETTER & CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, 1873  The subtitle in the masthead notes: "Devoted To The Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast". The content is varied and includes a wide range of ads as well.

An uncommon title with a displayable masthead featuring the seal of California, the seal of the city of San Francisco, and the seal of the county of Sa... See More  

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$26.00
649011

The Bahamas, St. Augustine, Oakland... Schuylkill Navy at Philadelphia...

Item #649011

May 11, 1878

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 11, 1878  The ftpg. shows: "President Hayes...A Review of the Schuylkill Navy at Philadelphia". Inside ha a full page of 4 scenes of: "...From Lathrop, on the Central Pacific Railroad to Oakland, in San Francisco Bay" & a fullpg. with 7 scenes of: "Incidents of a Trip from New York to Nassau & Havana...& Milita... See More  

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647687

Overland Mail initiates the first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco...

Item #647687

October 10, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 10, 1858 



* First transcontinental mail service success

* Arrives at San Francisco, California




Page 4 has a report noting the very first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco, with: "Very Late From California" "Arrival of the First Overland Mail" "Short Trip Across the Plains" with several dispatches. A very significant event... See More  

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$42.00
636828

A golf-themed print on the front page...

Item #636828

July 31, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1897 



* William Thomas Smedley

* Golfing illustrations




The full front page is an illus: "I Felt Her Seize My Hand and Shake It." which shows a woman greeting a man with a golf club, with caddies & others in the background. This print accompanies a story inside titled: "Colonel Bogie, A Golf Story" where also is found a pr... See More  

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$75.00
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