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687369

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #687369

May 15, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Californio 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 hideouts and received their name... See More  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

Added to Catalog 318 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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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
682191

The Custer Massacre...

Item #682191

July 08, 1876

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July 8, 1876  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. 

Page 2 has: "The Indian Fiasco" which is a very lengthy editorial, written not long after the Custer Massacre. Page 3 has: "The Indian Battle -... See More  

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$177.00
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
681519

The first issue published...

Item #681519

February 16, 1884

DAILY EVENING STAR, San Francisco, Feb. 16, 1884 



* Volume 1 Number 1 issue



This is the first issue published: volume 1, number 1. Among the front page reports are: "Argal The Gallows - It will Do Well for Majors for Murdering McIntyre" and: "The People's Railway" "A New Transcontinental Trunk Line to be Built".

Page 3 includes: "Stabbed To Death ... See More  

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$65.00
681240

Very scarce title from Vallejo, California...

Item #681240

January 12, 1872

VALLEJO DAILY INDEPENDENT, California, Jan. 12, 1872 



* Rare Old West publication



A quite scarce newspaper (this is the vol. 1, number 6 issue) from this town in the northern portion of the San Francisco Bay. It was named after Don Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the famed California general and statesman. He was a leading proponent of California's statehood and one of the first members ... See More  

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$58.00
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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$57.00
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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$38.00
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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$31.00
679324

The first issue from this scenic coastal town...

Item #679324

October 06, 1877

THE MENDOCINO BEACON, California, Oct. 6, 1877 



* Rare Old West coastal title



A quite rare title from this little community sitting on the scenic cliffs overlooking the Pacific north of San Francisco, now a popular tourist town and artist's community. It is also the fictional "Cabot Cove" of the popular television series "Murder, She Wrote"

This is the volume 1,... See More  

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$75.00
679201

1903 Pacific cable to Hawaii 1st transmission...

Item #679201

January 02, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 2, 1903



* Commercial Pacific Cable Company

* 1st Pacific Ocean telegraph transmission




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "PACIFIC CABLE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS" with subhead. (see) Lengthy text. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally f... See More  

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$48.00
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
678978

Stanley & Livingstone meet in Africa...

Item #678978

August 31, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1872  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: "What Are You Going To Do About It, If 'Old Hone... See More  

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$48.00
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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$34.00
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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$388.00
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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$36.00
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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$38.00
675032

A farming-themed newspaper from San Francisco...

Item #675032

February 08, 1873

PACIFIC RURAL PRESS, San Francisco, Feb. 8, 1873 



* Original Old West publication

* Nice masthead for display




The front page features a nice print of:"Peculiarity in the Leaves of Peaches" with a related article. As might be imagined by the title, much farming-related content.

Decorative masthead, 11 1/2 by 16 inches, 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the marg... See More  

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$28.00
673743

From 1880 San Rafael, California...

Item #673743

November 13, 1880

MARIN COUNTY TOCSIN, San Rafael, California, Nov. 13, 1880 



* Rare old West publication



An uncommon title from the Bay Area, just north of San Francisco. A typical newspaper of the day with a variety of local, regional, and national reports, plus a great wealth of advertisements, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, news agent's stamp in the top margi... See More  

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$59.00
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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$98.00
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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$158.00
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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$158.00
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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$35.00
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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$39.00
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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$97.00
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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$56.00
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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$38.00
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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$33.00
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
664773

Short-lived labor newspaper with much on the Paris Commune...

Item #664773

March 15, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 15, 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.

The ftpg. has a print of: "Delescluse - The Tancred of the Commune" being the famous Paris Commune. The balance of the ftpg. is concerning the Commune, ... See More  

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$56.00
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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$48.00
662031

Capture of the bandit Vasquez...

Item #662031

May 16, 1874

THE WORLD, New York, May 16, 1874 



* Californio bandido

* Los Angeles outlaw




On the front page in the second column below the fold is rather inconspicuous report  under "Crime" that is headed: "The Capture Of The Bandit Vasquez And Two Of His Gang--Vasquez Not Seriously Wounded."

The report, datelined "San Francisco, May 15", reads, in part: "Th... 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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$98.00
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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$98.00
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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$38.00
655252

Great wealth of mining reports from California...

Item #655252

February 26, 1877

DAILY STOCK REPORT, San Francisco, California, Feb. 26, 1877 



* Rare title



This title is mostly taken up with advertisements, and what few newsy report that are present are mostly about mining. The ftpg. has: "Letters From The Mines" with 15 different mines noted. The bkpg. has a full column headed: "The Comstock" with reports from 20 different mines.

Four pages, ve... See More  

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$33.00
652520

San Francisco prints... Hotel for miners... Jewish Synagogue...

Item #652520

November 14, 1874

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 14, 1874  Inside has five illustrations of notable buildings in San Francisco: "The "What Cheer House, A Celebrated Hotel For Miners" "The Jewish Synagogue On Sutter Street" "The Merchant's Exchange" "The California Theatre" and the "Chinese Mercantile Houses In Dupont Street".

The front page ... See More  

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$71.00
652519

San Francisco scenes... Hotel for miners... Jewish Synagogue...

Item #652519

November 14, 1874

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 14, 1874  Inside has five illustrations of notable buildings in San Francisco: "The "What Cheer House, A Celebrated Hotel For Miners" "The Jewish Synagogue On Sutter Street" "The Merchant's Exchange" "The California Theatre" and the "Chinese Mercantile Houses In Dupont Street".

The front page ... See More  

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$75.00
652060

Samuel Tilden elected... False report...

Item #652060

November 08, 1876

THE DAILY BEE, Sacramento, Nov. 8, 1876  Page two of this issue contains the column headline "THE NEXT PRESIDENT" and reports "If he shall live until that time Samuel J. Tilden will become President of these United States on the 5th day of March as appears by the election returns at hand as we write! ... You and I may not agree with them concerning their mode of doing things, b... See More  

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$72.00
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
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