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670018

Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #670018

April 30, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, April 30, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper subtitled: "American Sporting & Theatrical Journal".

The front page features a print of: "Yacht Club Houses In England"".

Among sports reports inside are those headed: "The Two Champions" "Sparring" "The Championship Fight - Another Account" "The Trigger" &... See More  

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667150

Bobby Fischer wins World chess title....

Item #667150

September 04, 1972

THE RALEIGH TIMES, North Carolina, September 4, 1972



* Bobby Fischer wins World title

* 1st American to achieve this

* Boris Vasilievich Spassky




The top of page 18 has a four column heading: "Fischer OKs return match 'if prize pool is high enough" with photo of Fischer. (see) Coverage on Bobby Fischer winning the World chess championship.

Complete with 40+ pages, a few bindi... See More  

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663771

The origin of chess... Print of a comet...

Item #663771
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742  One of the articles within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail (see photos for portions). The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." an
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655012

Oklahoma land rush... Cowboys in the Northwest...

Item #655012

May 18, 1889

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 18, 1889  The ftpg. has prints of General Benjamin Butler and Admiral David Porter. 

Prints inside include: "The Occupation of Oklahoma--Would-be Setters in Line at the Land Office in Guthrie" "Ascent of Mount Ararat...". A full pg. shows a scene inside a circus, and a nice fullpg: "Ranch Life In The North-West--Bron... See More  

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651194

Alexander Alekhine wins chess tournanment...

Item #651194

January 07, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 7, 1937



* Alexander Alekhine wins in chess

* International masters' tournament

* Russian and French chess grandmaster




The sport's section (page 26) has a two column heading: "Alekhine Wins First Chess Prize, With Fine Runner-Up at Hastings" with subhead and photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular eve... See More  

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647679

Samuel Reshevsky defeats Jose Capablanca......

Item #647679

May 04, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 4, 1935



* Samuel Reshevsky defeats Jose Capablanca & more

* Polish chess prodigy vs. Cuban chess grandmaster




The sport's section (page 9) has a two column heading: "Reshevsky, New York Chess Star, Is Victor in English Tournament" with subhead. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our ... See More  

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647613

Jose Capablanca win chess tournament...

Item #647613

March 24, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 24, 1927



* Jose Capablanca wins tournament

* Famous Cuban chess player




The sport's section (page 28) has one column headings: "ALEKHINE IN DRAW, WINS SECOND PRIZE" "Divides With Capablanca, Victor of Tourney, in Last Round to Clinch Place" and more with standings and play by play graph. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day... See More  

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647576

Alexander Alekhine wins chess tournanment...

Item #647576

June 18, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 18, 1929



* Alexander Alekhine wins chess tournament

* Russian and French chess grandmaster




The sport's section (page 27) has a one column heading: "ALEKHINE IS FIRST IN SPECIAL EVENT" with subhead. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.

Other news, sports and adverti... See More  

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647549

Samuel Reshevsky defeats Jose Capablanca......

Item #647549

April 30, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 30, 1935



* Samuel Reshevsky defeats Jose Capablanca

* Polish chess prodigy vs. Cuban chess grandmaster




The sport's section (page 23) has a three column heading: "Cuban Master Loses at Chess" with subheads that include: "RESHEVSKY VICTOR OVER CAPABLANCA" and more with photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this p... See More  

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640612

Establishing a penal colony in Australia... Mention of Franklin...

Item #640612
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 



* Botany Bay, Australia

* Penal Colony - Convicts

* Early chess - Benjamin Franklin




Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last and expected to sail again about t... See More  

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640477

Off to Savannah, Georgia... Early on the game of chess...

Item #640477
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1733



* Early article on playing the game of Chess

* Settlers off to the colony of Georgia




Near the back is a short bit reading: "Embarked on board the Savannah, 132 persons for the new Colony of Georgia."

There is also a very nice & early article on the game of chess, headed: "Of The Game of Chess" which begins: "... See More  

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636434
Item #636434

January 29, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 29, 1859  Half front page illustration of 'Rev. J.W. Cummings, D.D.' also features an accompany article. "Employment of Women" features an article and many small illustrations of women working in Douglas & Sherwood's Skirt Manufactory. "The Pope's Railway Car" article also features three illustrations. Two one-thir... See More  

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635479

Early Chess w/ diagram...

Item #635479

March 01, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, NY, March 1, 1862.



* Chess



This issue contains an article entitled: "Our Chess Department", which includes a "problem of the week" and the answer to the previous weeks' problem.

Some Civil War reports can also be found as well as other sports items, including boxing, horse racing, and cricket.  Complete in 16 pages, a l... See More  

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633319

Early Salt Lake City... Paul Morphy the famous chess player...

Item #633319

September 25, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 25, 1858  The prime print would be the great and displayable full page view of: "Salt Lake City, from the Observatory of the Council House" being one of the earlier views of Salt Lake City to be had in any periodical. The condition of this print is quite nice (see).

The front page shows: "Rev. Samuel I. Prime, D.D." with text on hi... See More  

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620616

Caryl Chessman execution...

Item #620616

May 03, 1960

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, May 3, 1960



* Caryl Chessman execution

* "The Red Light Bandit"

* San Quentin State Prison




The front page has a two column heading: "Death Row Struggle Ends in Gas Chamber" with subhead. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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620426

Richard Réti death...

Item #620426

June 07, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 7, 1929



* Richard Réti  death (1st report)

* Chess grandmaster - endgame studies




Page 25 has a one column heading: "RICHARD RETI DIES; A MASTER OF CHESS" with subheads. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day just prior to the stock market crash and the great depression. Complete in 52 pages, a few binding slits along spine, nic... See More  

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600914

Early Human Chess game...

Item #600914

February 21, 1879

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, February 21, 1879



* Human Chess

* People as pieces

* Lancaster PA Pennsylvania




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "A Remarkable Chess Game" and "Played With Living Pieces". See image for text here.

Complete in nice condition.... See More  

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597019

Group of 3 sporting newspapers...

Item #597019

March 13, 1847

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, 1847  A group of 3 issues from March 13, July 10, & Sept. 4, 1847, each filled with various sporting and entertainment reports plus some news of the day. A nice, sporting-themed masthead (see). Each back page has an illustrated chess article.

Each complete in 12 pages, nice condition.

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596515

Very early baseball report?

Item #596515

March 14, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, March 14, 1857  Various literary content but there is also sporting reports near the back, including: "Trotting at Fairs" "Fistiana" which is boxing; "Our Chess Department" "Out-Door Sports" including cricket and a "ball match". I believe the latter to be baseball, and reports: "A great match at... See More  

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592194

1883 Wilhelm Steinitz... Chess champion wins...

Item #592194

February 18, 1883

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 18, 1883 



* Wilhelm Steinitz - chess champion 

* Wins blindfolded 



This 12 page newspaper has one column headings on page 7 "Steinitz's Great Memory" and "He Wins Three Out Of Four Games Of Chess Blindfolded". See photos for text here.



Other news of the day. Light browning, a little margin wear and tear, otherwise good. ... See More  

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581076

Five issue set... sporting newspapers...

Item #581076

February 02, 1861

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, February 2, 1861 This is a five-issue lot set with dates of February 2, 1861; March 23, 1861; August 24, 1861; December 7, 1861 and December 28, 1861. These are being sold for the chess, boxing, and other sporting content.



Please note that these issues all contain lite damage, tears, foxing, and some molding at the edges.

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574795

Chess...

Item #574795

April 04, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, April 4, 1857.



* Chess




As noted in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage", this is a volume II issue of a very early sporting publication. Near the back of the issue is a column entitled:  "Our Chess Department", which includes a chess "problem of the week" in addition to the s... See More  

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571043

Baseball... Elephant hunting... Cockfighting...

Item #571043

April 11, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, April 11, 1857  As noted in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage", this is a volume II issue of a very early sporting publication. An article "Base Ball" has the announcement of the elected officers for the Excelsior Base Ball Club of Brooklyn. Another page features an article on "Elepha... See More  

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555212

Chess... Volume one issue...

Item #555212

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, January 24, 1857



* Early chess

* Sports




Described in the masthead as: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage." A volume I issue (number 21). Columns inside include: "Our Chess Department" & "The Ladies' Column".



Other topics with much on various sports through out this 16 page issue that ... See More  

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554935

Chess...

Item #554935

August 18, 1867

NEW-YORK TIMES, August 18, 1867



* The game of Chess

* Post civil war reporting




On the back page under "Chess" is a report:



* The Late Match Between Detroit & New-York



Includes the position of the opposing forces at the time of the "abandonment" of the game, mentioning that it "...forms a very fine study..." Also has another report: "American ... See More  

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546330

Salt...

Item #546330

February 08, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, NY, February 8, 1862.



* Salt

* Boxing




This issue contains a rather lengthy article concerning "the Salting of the Streets of Philadelphia", which goes into some detail about the benefits of salt.



Another article found within this issue and entitled: "Our Chess Department" includes a "problem of the week" and the an... See More  

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545067

Billiards...

Item #545067

January 04, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, NY, January 4, 1862.



* Billiards



Page five of this issue includes a rather lengthy article concerning boxing entitled:  "Billiards - Kavanagh and Foley, Proposed Match".



Another article found within this issue and entitled: "Our Chess Department" includes a "problem of the week" and the answer to the previous w... See More  

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544982

Baseball... The recent London dog show...

Item #544982

July 12, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, NY, July 12, 1862  The front page of this issue features an illustration captioned: "The Two First Premiums", which accompanying subheads:  "Bloodhound and Black and Tan Terrier" and "The Recent London Dog Show".

Page three of this issue includes a rather lengthy article concerning baseball entitled:  "Ph... See More  

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544980

Baseball...

Item #544980

June 15, 1861

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 15, 1861  The front page of this issue features an illustration captioned: "The Mute", which actually pertains to the accompanying story:  "Godolphin Arabian or The King of the Winds".

Page five of this issue includes a rather lengthy article concerning baseball entitled:  "Eckford vs. Enterprise", which ... See More  

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544977

Boxing...

Item #544977

May 11, 1861

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 11, 1861  The front page of this issue features an illustration captioned: "Arrest of Agba'", which actually pertains to the accompanying story:  "Godolphin Arabian or The King of the Winds".

Page eight of this issue includes a rather lengthy article concerning boxing, entitled:  "The Ring in England"&... See More  

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544901

Billiards...

Item #544901

May 26, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, NY, May 26, 1860.



* Billiards

* Horse Racing




The front page of this issue features an illustration captioned: "St. Leger Bolt's Attention to Dick Diminy", which actually pertains to the accompanying story:  "Dick Diminy or The Life and Adventures of a Jockey".



Page three of includes a small article entitled: "Billiards&... See More  

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544706

Billiards...

Item #544706

February 22, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, NY, February 22, 1862.



* Billiards

* Chess




This newspaper, which was primarily a sporting newspaper, has a quite lengthy article headed: "Billiards".  Accompanying subheads include:  "Kavanagh and Deery", "Billiard Entertainment", and much more.



Another article found within this issue and entitled: "O... See More  

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544663

Billiards...

Item #544663

February 15, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, NY, February 15, 1862.



* Billiards

* Chess




This newspaper, which was primarily a sporting newspaper, has a quite lengthy article headed: "Billiards" includes accompanying subheads entitled: "The Foley and Kavanagh Match", "The Match of 1859", and much more.



Another article found within this issue and entitled: "... See More  

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544660

Civil War era boxing and chess...

Item #544660

May 24, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 24, 1862.



* Boxing

* Chess




This newspaper, which was primarily a sporting newspaper, has a quite lengthy article headed: "The Ring in England" features the "Conclusion of a Fight Between Gannon and Hatton".  An additional subhead discusses a fight between Cook and Kenny.



Another article found within this issue and en... See More  

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544658

Horse racing...

Item #544658

June 21, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 21, 1862  This newspaper, which was primarily a sporting newspaper, has a quite lengthy article headed: "Lexington, Kentucky, Races" with accompanying subtitles reading:  "Splendid Fields, and Fine Sport", "Very Exciting Vicissitudes", "Idlewild and Millington Both Beaten", "Victory of the Yorksh... See More  

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544497

Chess..

Item #544497

March 28, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, March 28, 1857.



* Chess




As noted in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage", this is a volume 1 issue of a very early sporting publication. Near the back of the issue is a column entitled:  "Our Chess Department", which includes a chess "problem of the week" in addition to the s... See More  

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177597
Item #177597

March 11, 1911

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1911



The front page of this issue is a photo of "A Beautifier of Cities."



This issue has an illustration of " 'They Say That the People Want This Here Reprosissity Bill Passed Even if We Are Agin It.' "Hain't They Selfish' " by Kemble. There is and article with photos of "Jowett of Carr's Lane" by... See More  

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177585

Christmas issue....

Item #177585

December 10, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY, from New York City, dated December 10, 1910 (only issues with scattered non-archival mends remain - the price has been reduced accordingly).



*  Christmas illustration by Kemble...



There is no color cover page on this issue, however, the front page of this issue (which is present - and shown - is an illustration of "'Who Done Say Dat Dey Ain't No Sandy C... See More  

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177000

Dogs used for the British South-Pole Expedition....

Dante in Hell...

Item #177000

April 02, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 2, 1910



The front page of this issue has a photo of "Dante in Hell."



There is also: "Once Clothed with Power, Now Almost Bare, He's Lost His Pull, But Saved His Chair" by Kemble, "An Easter Skylark", a double page photo spread of "New York's Notable Whistler Exhibition", an article with photos of "The D... See More  

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177552

Paris Flooded....

Item #177552

February 05, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, February 5, 1910



The front page of this issue has a photo of "Where the Paris Floods Did Their Worst."



There are photos of "The Flooded Section of Paris" and "A Superior Representative of 'The Inferior Sex.'" Also in this issue is an article and photos of "Canada's Athletic Prowess" and the double page i... See More  

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177517

A. W. North... Kemble...

Item #177517

April 10, 1909

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 10, 1909  There is a color cover on this issue called "Industrial Number". The front page of this issue has a photo of "Mr. Harriman's Optimistic Return."



This issue has many articles including "The Development of the Transatlantic Steamship" by Gustav H. Schwab and "An Elk herd that Invaded a Town" by A.... See More  

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177465

Boat-Racing on the Hudson....

Item #177465

October 12, 1907

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 12, 1907 There is a front page illustration, "Blood-Curdling Nightmare in the Canebrake" by W. A. Rogers. There are photos of "Training Bluejackets for the Battle-Ship Cruise to the Pacific" and a comic portrayal of John D. Rockefeller and Mark Twain. There is a double page illustration of "Music" by James Mon... See More  

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214868

Chess Player's Chronicle...

Early sports and theater - 1847...

Item #214868
SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, newspaper from New York City, dated in 1847. There is much reporting on sports of the day, as this newspaper is subtitled: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage." An interesting feature is the back page which contains a column titled "Chess Player's Chronicle" which illustrates a particular chess situation, plus o... See More  

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177188
Item #177188

February 07, 1903

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 7, 1903 Frontpage photo Americans of To-Morrow, XXVI -John S. Sargent;  The New York Charity Ball; A Dramatic Coast Scene; Luxury in Automobiles; and other news and advertisements of the day. See photos for full details.

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177065

Christmas Eve In The Shopping District...

Item #177065

December 22, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 22, 1900  The doublepage centerfold has the frameable, "Christmas Eve In The Shopping District" by Everett Shinn; The cover has a color illustration, "The Toy Shop";  front page "Lassoing Bears In Arizona" by Deming; fullpage "Sawdust and other Christmas stuff..."; Across the Great Divide in Midwinter; The Im... See More  

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177054

Multiple prints by W.A. Rogers...

Item #177054

August 25, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 25, 1900



"What Might Have Been If The Original Thirteen States Had Never Been Expanded", by W.A. Rogers; Prisoners of Peking; Peking and Tientsin; Korea of To-Day; Zinc-field of Arkansas; "The Fishermen of San Francisco" by W.A. Rogers; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.

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177037
Item #177037

March 31, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1900  Features a colored, full-paged political carton. This also contains numerous news articles of the day. See photos for full details.

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172094

George Washington...

Item #172094

October 24, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 24,1857  The front page features 1/2 page illustration of "Militia-Day" with accompanying article. Inside illustration of "Sreenath alias Nena Sahib" and "The Latest Paris Fall Fashions" (dresses). Inside almost double page map of "A Chart in Relief of British India" with the accompanying article "History of t... See More  

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172192

Early Salt Lake City... Paul Morphy the famous chess player...

Item #172192

September 25, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 25, 1858  The prime print would be the great and displayable full page view of: "Salt Lake City, from the Observatory of the Council House" being one of the earlier views of Salt Lake City to be had in any periodical.

The front page shows: "Rev. Samuel I. Prime, D.D." with text on him. Inside includes two illustrations on: "Th... See More  

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172194

Ballooning... Launch of the largest wooden ship in the world...

Item #172194

October 02, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 2, 1858  Full front page illustration shows: "Launch of the 'General Admiral', the Largest Wooden Ship in the World, From the Ship-Yard of W. H. Webb, of New York". 'A Trip to Niagara Falls' includes 12 illustrations. Somber back page cartoon: 'The Quarantine Question'

Also an article "A Man Lost in the Clouds"... See More  

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