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672619

1873 Hernando, Mississippi Negro hanging...

Item #672619

May 17, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 17, 1873



* Murderer Charles Mortimer hanging

* Mrs. Mary Shaw Gibson murder

* Sacramento, California crime




The top of page 4 has one column headings that include: "THE GALLOWS IN CALIFORNIA" "Charles Mortimer Hanged for the Murder of Mary Gibson Shaw" "Robbery And Motive For The Deed" "Insanity At the Last Hour" and more. (se... See More  

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$38.00
672616

Wickenburg massacre... Arizona...

Item #672616

November 17, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, November 17, 1871



* Wickenburg massacre, Arizona Territory



Near the bottom of the front page is an article headed: "The Arizona Stage Tragedy" (see)



wikipedia notes: The Wickenburg Massacre was the November 5, 1871, murder of six stagecoach passengers en route from Wickenburg, Arizona Territory, westbound for San Bernardino, California, on the La Paz road.



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$34.00
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
671514

Four very early issues from San Diego...

Item #671514

September 21, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, 1871 



* Rare & early from Southern California



A lot of four issues which are very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead. 

All four pages have various news tidbits of the day, including local, regional, and national reports. A great wealth of advertisement... See More  

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$68.00
671513

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #671513

September 21, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Sept. 21, 1871 



* Rare & early from Southern California



Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead.  All four pages have various news tidbits of the day, including local, regional, and national reports. A great wealth of advertisements as well, several of ... See More  

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$34.00
671182

The first newspaper published in Modesto, California...

Item #671182

February 04, 1881

STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, Feb. 4, 1881  An early newspaper from this city in North-central California which when it began in 1868 was the first newspaper in Modesto. In 1881 the population of the town was less than 1000.

Various news events of the day, local, regional and national, with a wealth of advertising.

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with the: "Delinque... See More  

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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$57.00
670960

By the Southern California Hotel Association...

Item #670960

June 14, 1895

LOS ANGELES DAILY HOTEL GAZETTE, California, June 14, 1895  An interesting newspaper calling itself: "The Official Organ Southern Calif. Hotel Association". Logically, the content & the advertisements are focused on hotels and tourism.

Four pages, good condition.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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$37.00
670814

1899 bound volume for 6 months of newspapers...

Item #670814

June 30, 1904

Here is a nice bound volume of the THE EVENING TRIBUNE from San Diego, California for the last 6 months of the 19th century, July to Dec., 1899. It looks to be complete with around 150 issues. Surprisingly these issues are in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Two small library stamps are present on... See More  

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$225.00
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
670755

Great Tombstone newspaper printed ten days before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #670755

October 16, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept th... See More  

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$2,265.00
670570

Early newspaper from 1873 Los Angeles...

Item #670570

August 13, 1873

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, August 13, 1873 



* Rare Old West title

* Many advertisements

* 19th century era original




A very early newspaper from this now-famous city on the West Coast. News of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound, period writing: "Mechanics Institute" above the masthead (see), nice condition.... See More  

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$44.00
670519

The Modoc Indian War of 1873...

Item #670519

May 13, 1873

DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, May 13, 1873 



* Dixon Bridge Disaster - Illinois

* Modoc War - Lava Beds

* Captain Jack fame




The top of the ftpg. has: "THE MODOC WAR" "An Attack by the Indians" "Captain Jack Strutting in the Uniform of General Canby" and more. Also: "The Dixon Horror" "Particulars of the Fearful Bridge Disast... See More  

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$38.00
670489

Very early from San Diego, and with good content...

Item #670489

October 12, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 12, 1871  Not jusst a very early newspaper from San Diego (a vol. 2 issue) but with nice content as well, as the front page has column-wide heads: "CHICAGO" "The Latest News--Extent of the Burnt District--The Entire Northern Division Swept Clean--The People Camped on the Prairie".

Inside has a related article/editorial headed: "... See More  

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$84.00
670485

Geronimo is captured...

Item #670485

September 07, 1886

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Sept. 7, 1886



* Geronimo - Apache Indians leader

* Fort Bowie - Arizona - capture




The top of the front page has, among other heads, the announcement: "Geronimo And His Band Prisoners at Last", however the actual text is rather brief and at the bottom of the next column: "Geronimo a Prisoner at Fort  Bowie", reading: "General Mil... See More  

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$82.00
670419

Jack the Ripper has been arrested?

Item #670419

September 20, 1888

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Sept. 20, 1888 



* Charles Ludwig is Jack the Ripper ?



The front page has a brief & inconspicuous item on Jack the Ripper: "A German named Ludwig has been arrested in London on suspicion of being the perpetrator of the recent Whitechapel murders, where the four women were found dead and mutilated at separate times."

Eight pages, a small rep... See More  

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$30.00
670405

Mention of Nellie Bly's race around the world...

Item #670405

December 09, 1889

SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Dec. 9, 1889 



* Nellie Bly's trip around the World



Page 4 has an article beginning: "Nellie Bly and Miss Bisland are racing around the world to show how fast the trip can be made and how safely women can make it along..." with more, however it is just a reference to a situation with a Danish woman seeking passage to Coronado in San Diego  ... See More  

Item from Catalog 297 (released for August, 2020)...

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$29.00
668904

Martinez, California botched hanging in 1874....

Item #668904

February 02, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 2, 1874 



* Marshall Martin execution - botched hanging

* "I Am Innocent, Compared To That Woman"

* Martinez, Contra Costa County, California




The top of page 11 has one column headings: "A HORRIBLE EXECUTION" "The Culprit's Head Jerked from His Body" "Crime and Punishment of Marshall Martin". (see)

Other news of... See More  

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$33.00
668704

Once famous gold mining town...

Item #668704

September 23, 1882

THE CALAVERAS CHRONICLE, Mokelumne Hill, California, Sept. 23, 1882 



* Rare Old West title

* Mark Twain fame

* Gold mining town




An uncommon from this county made famous by Mark Twain.  Curiously Gregory only records the weekly edition, not the daily, the former being held by just one institution with reasonable holdings. Several other institutions have but a few scattered issues.... See More  

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$78.00
668399

The diamond hoax of 1872....

Item #668399

August 02, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 2, 1872.

 

* Diamond Hoax of 1872

* Little Colorado River fields ?




Page 3 has an article headed: "California Diamond Excitement" "Alleged Discovery of an Almost Endless Quantity of Diamonds and Other Precious Stones" (see)

Ten pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.
... See More  

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$33.00
667793

Item from Sojourner Truth...

Item #667793

March 11, 1882

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1882 



* Sojourner Truth

* Black Woman

* Woman's Activist




Perhaps the most interesting item in this issue is just a small, inconspicuous item on page 3 under the "Personal" column reading: "Sojourner Truth writers to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, in reference to recent published paragraphs of her having a fine home, and he... See More  

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$46.00

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667701

1901 U.S. battleship photos...

Item #667701

December 14, 1901

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 14, 1901  This  issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: "FIRST-CLASS BATTLESHIP KENTUCKY" "WISCONSIN" "MAINE" "GEORGIA" "ARKANSAS" "CALIFORNIA" "ST. LOUIS" and much more, plus related text.

Complete with 30 pages,... See More  

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$35.00
666831

Execution of noted outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez...

Item #666831

March 20, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, March 20, 1875  



* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)

* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit




A great issue as the first column of the front page is mostly taken up with: "TIBURCIO VASQUEZ" "The Noted California Bandit Executed at San Jose" "His Splendid Nerve Maintained Him to the Last" "History of His Life and Blood... See More  

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$188.00
666594

From the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles...

Item #666594

April 06, 1895

THE BOYLE HEIGHTS CRITERION, Los Angeles, California, April 6, 1895 



* Rare 19th century publication



Within the masthead are: "Brooklyn Heights and "Euclid Hill" as well. Boyle Heights is a neighborhood in Los Angeles. The first of this title we have seen.

Four pages, good condition.

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$57.00
666585

From world-famous Coronado, California...

Item #666585

February 11, 1888

CORONADO EVENING MERCURY, California, February 1, 1888 



* Rare publication

* Hotel del Coronado ad




Very uncommon newspaper from this city in San Diego Bay. Considered an island, but technically a peninsula connected to the mainland by the "Silver Strand".

This was the year the world-famous Hotel Del Coronado opened, with a front page advertisement for it. It opened as the la... See More  

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$43.00
666576

From Alhambra, California...

Item #666576

April 25, 1890

ALHAMBRA REVIEW, California, April 25, 1890 



* Very rare publication



This is the volume 1, number 24 issue of this scarce title from Los Angeles County. According to Gregory it only lasted about a year.

A four page issue of tabloid size mostly taken up with local tidbits and a wealth of advertisements. Minor fold wear, good condition.

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$64.00
666324

Rare title from the far north of California...

Item #666324

December 13, 1879

SHASTA COUNTRY RECORD, Millville, California, Dec. 13, 1879 



* Rare Old West publication



A quite rare title from this small town in the far north of California. Various news of the day both local & regional, with a great wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor tears at margins, good condition.... See More  

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$55.00
666296

19th century newspaper from Berkeley...

Item #666296

January 02, 1895

THE GAZETTE, Berkeley, California, Jan. 2, 1895 



* Rare Old West title



A small paper covering mostly local events, plus a wealth of ads.

Four pages, two folds, foxing at the vertical fold, mild wear at the margins & folds.

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$37.00
666268

The Custer massacre at Little Big Horn...

Item #666268

July 08, 1876

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ARGUS, Merced, California, July 8, 1876 



* General George Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Massacre by Indians




This issue has a nice page 4 report providing all the details and particulars on the famous Custer Massacre at Little Big Horn. In the middle of the report is mention that several members of the Custer family were killed in the battle. Note that it also ... See More  

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$265.00
666181

President Harrison's state-of-the-union address...

Item #666181

December 09, 1891

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, Dec. 9, 1891  The entire front page, and most of page 5 are taken up with the: "MESSAGE Of The President of the United States to Congress and the Country". It is signed in type at its conclusion: Benjamin Harrison. A wealth of content on the accomplishments & challenges of 1891.

Complete in 8 pages, minor wear at folds, good condition.... See More  

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$33.00
665955

Very graphic announcement of the death of President McKinley...

Item #665955

September 14, 1901

THE TIMES, Los Angeles, California, Sept. 14, 1901 



* President William McKinley assassination



Avery graphic, broadside-like front page announcing the death of President McKinley.

The banner headline reads: "OUR GREAT PRESIDENT IS DEAD" with subheads: Nation's Martyr" "William McKinley the Victi of a Lawless Hatred" "With a Benediction In His Heart He... See More  

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$67.00
665749

Los Angeles in 1896...

Item #665749

August 01, 1896

THE LOS ANGELES RECORD, California, Aug. 1, 1896 



* 19th century Southern California



A typical newspaper of the day. The front page features a rather large political cartoon showing McKinley and Bryan. Four pages, very nice condition.

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$29.00
665744

From Arroyo Grande, California...

Item #665744

November 17, 1888

ARROYO GRANDE HERALD, San Luis Obispo County, California, Nov. 17, 1888 



* Rare Old West publication



This is the first newspaper we have found from Arroyo Grande, in fact it is the only 19th century newspaper to publish in the town. This is the vol. 2, number 5 issue. Records indicate that only the Bancroft Library at Berkley has any holdings of this title.

Four pages with typical news... See More  

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$148.00
665462

Death of the king of Hawaii...

Item #665462

January 20, 1891

THE EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, Jan. 20, 1891 



* Kalakaua death - king of Hawaiian Islands

* "The Merrie Monarch" - last reigning king




The top of the ftpg. has a column headed: "KING KALAKAUA DEAD" "The Hawaiian Ruler Passes Away at 2:30 This Afternoon" which includes a one column illustration of him as well. Nice to have in this West Coast p... See More  

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$59.00
665451

Extolling the virtues of Escondido...

Item #665451

November 30, 1894

THE ADVOCATE, Escondido, San Diego County, California, Nov. 30, 1894 



* Rare Old West publication



Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a very detailed article on the virtues of Escondido. Four pages, some old tape mends inside, toned, minor wear at the margins.

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$54.00
665450

Bias against the "coolies" in California...

Item #665450

August 25, 1888

THE TEMPLETON TIMES, San Luis Obispo County, California, Aug. 25, 1888 



* Rare Old West publication

* "Coolies" China laborers




The first of this title we have offered. The ftpg. has: "Ousting The Coolies" "Fruitmen and Vineyardists Prefer White Boys" "Very Successful Experiment". Other news of the day.

Four pages, large folio size, various older... See More  

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$64.00
665417

Shot over a card game...

Item #665417

July 15, 1872

DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, July 15, 1872  The top of the ftpg. has: "Shooting Affray - Dangers of Arbitrating in a Game of Cards" which reports on a shooting over a card game.

Four pages, discrete archival strengthening at the spine, very nice condition.

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$29.00
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
664677

One of the earliest San Diego newspapers to be found...

Item #664677

August 10, 1872

THE WEEKLY WORLD, San Diego, California, Aug. 10, 1872 



* Very rare from Southern California



This is the volume one, number three issue of this title, making it one of the earliest newspapers from San Diego we have offered.

Page 2 has an ad supporting: "For President, Horace Greeley..." (see). Various articles are headed: "Arizona City" "Indians Love Music"... See More  

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$118.00
664253

Capture of the Dalton Gang...

Item #664253

September 15, 1892

THE HELENA INDEPENDENT, Montana, Sept. 15, 1892 



* Dalton Gang captured



On the front page is report with a small one line, one column head: "Dalton Gang Captured". The report, datelined "Kansas City, Sept. 14", reads: "A Times special from Paris, Tex., says a telegram from Deming, N.M., states that four of the members of the notorious Dalton gang were captured t... See More  

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$127.00
664217

Early from Stockton, California...

Item #664217

September 12, 1878

DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, Sept. 12, 1878 



* Wild Old West

* Rare title




A wide range of content including a ftpg. item: "He Killed it in Self-Defense" and pg. 3: "Sierra Nevada - A Calm Survey of the Present Situation".



Four pages, very nice, clean condition.... See More  

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$37.00
664157

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #664157

January 30, 1875

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Jan. 30, 1875 



* Wild Old West 

* Rare publication




From this town at the "elbow" of California near the Nevada border at an elevation of 5800 ft. Historically well known for the Donner Party tragedy which happened nearby in 1846.

Four pages, some ink stains, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.... See More  

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$58.00
664130

From Eureka, California...

Item #664130

December 17, 1873

THE WEST COAST SIGNAL, Eureka, California, Dec. 17, 1873 



* Rare Old West title



From this town in Northern California just south of the Oregon border. It was once a lumbering town & today the entire city is a state historic landmark with its many Victorian homes, etc.

A typical newspaper of the day with varied news reports & a great wealth of advertisements.

Four pages, somewh... See More  

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$49.00
663807

Very early from San Diego...

Item #663807

June 03, 1873

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, June 3, 1873 



* Rare Old West title



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

The ftpg. has some reports on the Modoc Indian War with: "...Surrender of Modocs--Approaching Wind up of Captain Jack". Page 3 has a report on a: "Dash To Julian", east of San... See More  

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$37.00
663805

News from Northern California...

Item #663805

September 11, 1878

DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, Sept. 11, 1878 



* Rare Old West title

* Yellow fever epidemic




The ftpg. and pg. 3 have reports concerning the Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic.  An interesting ftpg. report: "A Kentucky Bear--Mr. Wilson's Struggle for Life With a Bear in Rowan County".

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$32.00
663697

Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #663697

December 01, 1877

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July Dec. 1, 1877



* 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 the... See More  

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$38.00
663062

Early San Diego...

Item #663062

June 01, 1877

SAN DIEGO NEWS, California, June 1, 1877  This is a volume one issue from this now-famous Southern California city. Various news reports of the day and a great wealth of advertisements.

Four pages, a portion from the spine causes some text loss, plus a few smaller bits from the spine margin as well. Somewhat fragile & must be handled carefully.

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$32.00
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
662244

Great Tombstone newspaper printed 3 months before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #662244

July 26, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, July 26, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept... See More  

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$2,600.00
662210

Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #662210

October 27, 1877

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Oct. 27, 1877 



* Wild Old West 

* Uncommon title




From this town at the "elbow" of California near the Nevada border at an elevation of 5800 ft. Historically well known for the Donner Party tragedy which happened nearby in 1846.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$58.00
662025

Vassar College life... The Apaches...

Item #662025

July 04, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1885  The full ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Iowa - The Approach of a Tornado...". Inside has: "California - The Grasshopper Invasion...In Eldorado County"; a full page with 6 images of: "Student Life at Vassar College" "New Mexico - The Old Battle ground of Valverde on the Rio Grande & the Scene of the Rec... See More  

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$53.00
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