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From New Orleans during the Confederacy...

Item #678020

October 19, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 19, 1861  Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues fro... See More  

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A rare title from the Civil War, just after the close of the Civil War...

Item #678016

May 31, 1865

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, May 31, 1865  W. G. Brownlow, or  Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his ferve... See More  

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An 1840 campaign newspaper... Quite rare...

Item #678015

April 09, 1840

THE PILOT, Baltimore, April 9, 1840 

* William Henry Harrison

* Very rare campaign title

This is the volume 1, number 2 issue of a quite rare campaign newspaper in support of William Henry Harrison for President. In the time before radio, television & the internet short-lived newspapers supporting various candidates were among the very few channels for showing support for a candida... See More  

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First naval battle of the Revolutionary War between the British & French...

Item #678013

June 27, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23-27, 1778 

* Naval conflict between the Belle Poule vs. the Arethusa

* British and French frigates - 1st naval battle

* Action of 17 June 1778

A  very notable issue reporting a significant naval event in the Revolutionary War. The front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with letters headed: "Victory, at Sea" which give deta... See More  

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Great photo of JFK...

Item #678010

November 22, 1963

CITIZEN-NEWS, Lankershim, New Hampshire, Nov. 22, 1963  One of the most dramatic and unusual issues on President John F. Kennedy assassination we have offered.Front Page has distinguished image of JFK with the banner headline: "MARTYRED!" Pages 1-12 of what was likely at least a 2 section newspaper. This issue is extremely displayable. and is in very nice, clean condition.... See More  

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Nice map of Jamaica...

Item #678009
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  This magazine still has the full page plate of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail (see). This map measures 5 by 8 inches and is in very nice, clean condition (see). There is also a report which relates to it titled: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" (see for portions).

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Rare Union occupation newspaper with the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #678008

October 04, 1862

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 1862  This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspaper was published in South Carolina considering the state r... See More  

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The Northern Army approaching Yorktown in 1862...

Item #677976

April 08, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES from New York, NY and dated April 8, 1862.

* General McClellan before Yorktown
* General Pope to the Tennessee Shore
The front page has the single-column headings: "IMPORTANT WAR NEWS", "Gen. McClellan Before Yorktown with the National Army", "Gen. Magruder in Yorktown with 30,000 Rebel Troops", "IMPORTANT FROM MISSIS
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Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #677975

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795 

* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement

In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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The 19th Century American Seed Industry...

Item #677973

September 23, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 23, 1882  The front cover has: "AMERICAN SEED INDUSTRY - THE GRET SEED FARMS OF DAVID LANDRETH & SONS", which has 6 related vignettes and additional supporting text and photos on inside pages. The inside has: "Meroney's Washing Machine" which is accompanied by an article headed: "Improved Washing Machine", "Hill&#... See More  

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"Smokes For Buddies"...

Item #677972

October 01, 1943

BEACON, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, October 1, 1943 

* "Smoke For Buddies" rally 

* Rare military issue from WWII 

A military paper produced at the Navy Yard with a great wealth of war-related content. An interesting item on the front page headed: "2,100,000 Cigarettes Donated by Yard" to be send to servicemen overseas as part of the "Smoke... See More  

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32 total points scored in one hockey match... NHL Record...

Item #677948

February 19, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1936

* New York Americans vs. Montreal Maroons

* Record breaking game for points scored

Page 23 has the banner headline: "Deluge of Goals Produces Draw Between Americans and Maroon Six", with related subheads, supporting coverage, the lineup and the scoring chart. This tells of the record breaking game of 32 total points scored between the New Yor... See More  

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The 1917 Mattoon, Illinois (and surrounding area) tornado outbreak...

Item #677944

May 28, 1917

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Atlanta, Georgia, May 28, 1917

* Mattoon, IL tornado outbreak

* One of the deadliest tornado sequences on record

The front page has the displayable banner headline: "OVER 200 DEAD, 1000 HURT, LOSS $5,000,000", with several related subheadings and supporting text. This multi-day tornado event remains one of the deadliest on record.

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General Sherman pressing General Hood... Slocum possesses Atlanta...

Item #677943

October 19, 1864

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 19, 1864

* General William T. Sherman
* Atlanta, Georgia
The front page headlines include: "GEN. SHERMAN'S ARMY", "Hood Trying To Escape", "Sherman Pressing Him Closely", "Gen. Slocum in Possession of Atlanta", and much more. See images for details. Additional Civil War-themed content found
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Capture of Pensacola Florida, during the Seminole War...

Item #677921

July 25, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818  The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.

Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.

Sixteen pa... See More  

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The President declares the war to be over(?)... War in the Chesapeake...

Item #677919

July 02, 1814

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 2, 1814  Page three has an interesting item: "A Proclamation", signed in type by the President: James Madison which declares the war with Great Brittan to be over. However, upon further inspection, the article above headed, "The Turnpike Road to Peace", makes it clear this is merely a proclamation being suggested to the President ... See More  

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Sherman's advance.. Nashville, Tennessee...

Item #677856

December 08, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 8, 1864  
* William T. Sherman's march to the sea
* Third Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Among the front page column heads are: "SHERMAN'S PROGRESS", "Rebel Reports of His Whereabouts", "His Cavalry on the Savannah River", "Where He Will Probably Cross that Stream", "Rebel Fe
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Incorporating the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts...

Item #677855

May 12, 1886


* Creating the city charter 

* Pittsfield, MA charter

This is a significant "Supplement" issue for the city of Pittsfield, as most of the front page is taken up with:

"THE FULL TEXT" "Of The Proposed City Charter" "An Act to Incorporarte the City of Pittsfield" as the on... See More  

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Meridian race riot of 1871... Ku Klux Klan...

Item #677854

March 07, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 7, 1871

* Meridian MS Mississippi

* Race riot - Freedmen

* KKK Ku Klux Klan

The bottom of page 5 has small one column heading: "Fatal Affray In Mississippi", followed by brief text - this being 1st report coverage on the Meridian, Mississippi race riot.

Other news of the day and period advertising is found throughout.

Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wea... See More  

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Aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire... Nast's "The Tammany Tiger Loose"...

Item #677819

November 11, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871 

* Great Chicago Fire of 1871

* Thomas Nast's "The Tammany Tiger Loose"

The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another full page shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a half page as well.

The double page centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nas... See More  

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1795 - Early brewing (for the poor)... account of Baal worship...

Item #677726
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1795  Two of the more interesting items are: a "Cheap Mode For Brewing" and an account of Baal worship in Ireland. Among the additional articles within as noted in the title/index page are: "Mansfield Church--Dr. Jeremy Taylor" "Hints Respecting the Culture of Potatoes" "Private Vices & Public Virtues Contrast... See More  

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America prohibits the importation of slaves (1807)...

Item #677725
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807  Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More  

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18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #677609

August 04, 1798


* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements

The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads and 3 slave related ads. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in good condition.... See More  

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Kennedy vs. Nixon...

Item #677568

November 06, 1960

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 6, 1960

*  Dramatic coverage 2 days before the 1960 election

*  Kennedy vs. Nixon

The front page has: "KENNEDY TOURS CITY AREA, RENEWS PLEDGE FOR PEACE; NIXON SETS 4-HOUR TV TALK", "KENNEDY APPEARS TO LEAD IN STATE; RELIGION A FACTOR", with additional related articles. Coverage then continues on the front page of section 4... See More  

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Betty Davis... "Dark Victory"...

Item #677563

April 20, 1939


* Glamorous Ad for Betty Davis Movie, "Dark Victory"

On pg. 8 is an article and ad for the new Betty Davis movie: "BLAZING WITH ALL THE BRILLIANT FLAME OF HER GENIUS". The large ad (approximately 10" by 12") shows Miss Davis in full glamour.

News of the day and period advertising are found throughout.

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Laurel & Hardy... Reunion Film coverage...

Item #677561

November 23, 1939


* Laurel & Hardy Reunited in Their Funniest Feature Length Comedy.

* The Kind of Picture They've Always Wanted to Make

On pg. 10 is an article and ad for the new "Reunion" film staring Laurel & Hardy: "THE FLYING DEUCES". The article also has an accompanying image.

Additionally, there is a large ad for Gullive... See More  

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Thanksgiving in 1939... Great for display...

Item #677560

November 23, 1939


* Thanksgiving focus piece written by Chester H. Rowell

On pg. 28 is a full page Thanksgiving piece written by Chester H Rowell, and early leader of the Progressive Movement in California. The piece is titled: "GIVE THANKS THIS DAY !" and is framed by autumnal artwork.

Complete in 30 pages, light toning, small address label on the f... See More  

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Banned from hotel, Elgin Baylor refuses to play...

Item #677557

January 17, 1959

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 17, 1959

*  Elgin Baylor refuses to play in West Virginia

* Negro team members banned from "white's only" hotel

The 1st column of the front page has heading: "Baylor, N.B.A. Star, Balks at Hotel Ban", which states in part: "Elgin Baylor, rookie star of the professional Minneapolis Lakers, refused to play tonight... in protest...&... See More  

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Trial of the Andersonville Prison warden...

Item #677460

September 13, 1865

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 13, 1865  Among the front page column heads are: "THE WERZE TRIAL" [Wirz, the Andersonville prison warden], "List of Witnesses for the Defense" "More Evidence From Union Soldiers" "He Whips More Men Than Gen. Johnston" and: "South Carolina" "Meade & Gillmore at Columbia" "The Cotton Trade at Sava... See More  

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Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #676620

December 21, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 21, 1641 (date is at the bottom of the back page)

* Earliest newspaper in your collection?

The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published i... See More  

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Brigham Young's troubles...

Item #666641

April 21, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 21, 1857  Page 3 has a report headed: "The Mahomet Of Utah" which begins: "Mr. Brigham Young's prospects are by no means flattering. His hot-bed of infamy and corruption is at last to be overhauled. The false prophet...has braved all hints at extermination, stands an uncommonly good chance of finding his power suddenly v... See More  

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New York City draft riots... News of the Fall of Vicksburg...

Item #660644

July 15, 1863

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York City, July 15, 1863.

* The New York City draft riots

* Re: the Fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi

This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration.

Under the one column, front page headline, "THE RIOT CONTINUED", are:  "Violence and Pillage", "General Rioting About t... See More  

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Draft riots in New York City... Lee's post-Gettysburg retreat...

Item #660643

July 14, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 14, 1863 

* New York City draft riots

* Post Battle of Gettysburg

* Robert E. Lee's Army's retreat

The front page has nice, single-column headings on the New York draft riots, including: "THE DRAFT", "The Riot in the Ninth Congressional District", "Hqts. of the Provost-Marshal Burned", "The Draft Slips Destroy
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The New York City Draft Riots... Attack on Charleston...

Item #660597

July 18, 1863

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York City, July 18, 1863.

* New York City Draft Riots

* Attack on Charleston, South Carolina

Among the one column headlines on the front page are: "THE RIOT",  "Quiet Restored and Business Resumed", "THE INSURGENTS SUBDUED", "Proclamation By Mayor Opdyke", "THE ATTACK ON CHARLESTON", and more (see photos). Ad... See More  

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