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Foldout map of Eastern Europe...
Item #695917THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1739 Map Only
* Foldout map of Eastern Europe
* 18th century original
Nice foldout map of Eastern Europe showing what would seem to be portions of Ukraine, Turkey, and vicinity (see photos). This is only the second fold-out map offered in Gentleman's Magazines.
Although it is missing small sections of the top corners, has a small p... See More
Finding a location for the Smithsonian Institution... The Mexican War...
February 17, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 1847 The top of the ftpg. has an interesting article: "Smithsonian Institution" which deals with finding an appropriate place to build it. One thought mentioned is on the Mall near the Capitol.
The back page has most of a column taken up with: "Mexican News--Direct" which has a wealth of reporting on the Mexican Wa... See More
On the flag of the United States...
May 01, 1818
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, May 1, 1818 The back page has over 2 columns taken up with a very lengthy list of Acts of Congress which were recently passed. Included very inconspicuously within the list is: "To establish the flag of the United States--House, April 4, 1818." (text of the Act not included)
This was the historic Act which formalized how the flag would be altered in future as a... See More
Corrigan’s “mistake” flight from New York to Ireland earns him the moniker ‘Wrongway Corrigan’…
July 21, 1938
GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, July 21 and 25, 1938 A pair of issues on the intriguing flight of aviator Douglas Corrigan, with the ftpg. of July 21 noting: “Corrigan Flight Over The Atlantic Amazes Experts” and subhead: “Antique Plane, Bound Together With Baled-Hay Wire Hops from New York To Dublin By ‘mistake’ “ with photo of Corrigan and him with h... See More
Sinking of the ship Royal George...
April 07, 1849
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 7, 1849 The front page has a print of: "The Sinking of the Royal George" with the details of the 1782 sinking. The Royal George saw action in the Revolutionary War.
Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor fold & margin wear. Generally good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
On the Cape Cod Lighthouse...
December 01, 1797
NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, December, 1797 The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.
Among the articles are: "Directions for Observing Cape Cod Light-House" which takes 1 1/2 pages; "Character of Louis XVI" which takes nearly 2 pages; and: "On the Equestrian Art"... See More
Davy Crockett to end his days in Texas... Terrific content on the Texas Revolution...
December 05, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 5, 1835 The front page has a brief yet significant report stating: "Col. Crockett has proceeded to Texas--to end his days there. A supper was given to him at Little Rock, Arkansas." How true this statement was, as just 5 months later he would be killed in the Battle of the Alamo.
But certainly the most significant report is an excellent ... See More
Complete set of newspapers reporting the 1917 World Series...
October 15, 1917
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California A complete set of eight issues reporting on 5 of the 6 games of the 1917 Major League Baseball World Series (game 2 was played on a Sunday; no Sunday issues printed), issues dated October 6 thru 15, 1917.
As the photos show each issue has a front page report on the games between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants, the White Sox w... See More
Battles at Culpepper, Virginia... Capture of Knoxville...
September 14, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 14, 1863 Among the many front page one column heads reporting on the Civil War are: "Meade's Army" "Union Advance Beyond Culpepper" "Skirmishing With the Rebels" "Culpepper Occupied by the 2nd Army Corps" "Troops from Lee's Army Reinforcing Beauregard & Bragg" "Details of the March from Kentucky" &... See More
From the year it became a state...
August 23, 1912
TUCUMCARI SUN, New Mexico. Aug. 23, 1912 A quite uncommon title from this small New Mexico town in Eastern New Mexico, great to have from the year New Mexico became a state.
The front page has a photo of the county court house and jail.
Tucumcari, located on the old Route 66, has an interesting history and has been mentioned often in popular culture (Rain Man, NCIS, Designing Women, Adam-1... See More
Texas, Santa Anna, George Washington...
July 30, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 30,1836 A front page item headed: "Texas" includes: "...the Texians & the Mexicans both seem to be animated by enthusiasm. The former were receiving reinforcements from the United States & the latter were rising en masse & forming into military bodies for the purpose of proceeding to Texas...the Texian army, estimated at ... See More
From 1887 Florida, for the fruit industry...
May 16, 1887
THE FLORIDA DISPATCH, Jacksonville, May 16, 1887 Noted in the masthead: "Official Organ Of The Florida Fruit Growers' Assoc. & the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Growers' Protective Assoc." with the content, and the ads, focused on such.
Handsome masthead, 20 pages, 10 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, small binding slits at the spine, nice condition.
Review & premiere of "Star Wars--Return of the Jedi", in a Los Angeles newspaper...
May 25, 1983
LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 25, 1983
* Best "Return of the Jedi" advertisement
* Star Wars: Episode VI
* Grand Opening Day premiere
A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" and perhaps no better newspaper could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry. In over 40 years of co... See More
From Greensboro, North Carolina... Slavery statistics...
May 18, 1850
THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (now spelled Greensboro) North Carolina, May 18, 1850
* Rare Antebellum publication
Page 2 has: "The African Slave Trade--The Victims" which has various statistics. One item notes: "...The greatest number of slaves captured was in the last mentioned year, and amounted to 6712, of whom 558 died between capture and adjudication...The smallest num... See More
Terrific & rare broadside "Extra" on the capture of Jefferson Davis...
May 14, 1865
STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865
* Very rare miniature broadside
* Capture of Jefferson Davis
* President of the Confederacy
A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.
The three headlines ... See More
Very rare Revolutionary War title, with a wealth of fine content...
October 21, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779
* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication
A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 32.
Page 2 has: "By the King. A Proclamation" which begins: "Whereas we have received ... See More
Desirable print of Billy Bowlegs... Yachting...
June 12, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 12, 1858 An article "Billy Bowlegs in New Orleans" features a nice full figure illustration of: 'Billy Bowlegs, Chief of the Seminoles' which includes his signature and year date plus 3 other Indians including 'Ben Bruno, Negro Slave and Favorite'.
The front page article "A Visit to Captain Howes, of The Schooner 'Mobile... See More
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Good baseball issue... Cricket... "A Tale of Two Cities"...
October 15, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 15, 1859 The prime content is the nice fullpg: "The English Cricketers--the Eleven of All England", and the double-page centerfold, which has both a terrific illus. of "A Base Ball Match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken" (showing a game in progress - showing the entire field), with the other half showing a cricket match.
The front-page shows... See More
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Early Fire Escape... Inventions from the 1870's... an Otocyon...
October 11, 1879
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, October 11, 1879. The prime collectible content is: "Winter's Fire Escape Ladder", which includes an illustration. Additional illustrations with supporting text include: Rosset's Clock, a Drag Saw, Weighing Scales, a Demagnetizing Watch and more. Another article (with illustration is of an Otocyon, an animal from South Africa.
Complete in 16 pages, good cond... See More
Northern-most newspaper we have offered...
December 11, 1950
THE MUKLUK TELEGRAPH, Kotzebue, Alaska, Dec. 11, 1950 This newspaper--from a town which is primarily Native American (Eskimo)--is now the northern-most newspaper we have offered, further north than Rampart, Alaska, from which we have offered a few newspapers.
It lies above the Arctic Circle, and the tagline under the title is: "The Arctic's Greatest Newspaper". This is the vol... See More
Bicycle Brake... Steam Boiler... Mid-1800's inventions...
May 01, 1869
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, May 1, 1869 The most collectible content is "MONOD'S IMPROVED BICYCLE BRAKE", which includes related illustrations. Also present are illustrations and details related to: "...STEAM BOILER", a non-explosive Kerosene lamp, and more. See images for details.
Complete in 16 pages, a slight mid-fold, minor edge tear in the upper margin region of each p... See More
Latest news from the Revolutionary War in a very rare newspaper...
May 07, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 7, 1779
* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication
A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 8.
Inside has a report from Charleston beginning: "Five deserters who came last week to Purysbu... See More
"Pistol Pete" Maravich sets all-time career NCAA scoring record...
February 02, 1970
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, February 2, 1970
* Pete Maravich - "Pistol Pete" - LSU superstar
* becomes all-time NCAA career scoring leader
* record may never be eclipsed
Page 16 has the full-banner heading: "Pistol Pete Maravich Two Million Dollar Kid?" - which tells of him becoming the all-time NCAA career leader is points scored - a milestone m... See More
Jews in China... Sidney Rigdon (?) - possible Harmony, PA influence (?)...
November 18, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 18, 1826
* Sidney Rigdon - possible Pre-Mormon influence
* Jewish settlements in China
Inside has a small report: "The Harmonists, at their new settlement near Pittsburg, are paying great attention to the breeding of sheep and the manufacture of woollen goods. They will have nearly 4,000 acres of land for s... See More
Andy Warhol & David Susskind deaths... Arizona v. Mauro, Meranda Rights...
February 23, 1987
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 23, 1987
* Andy Warhol death - American pop artist
* Marilyn Diptych, Campbell's Tomato Soup, Brillo
* David Susskind death - producer, talk show host
* Arizona v. Mauro, Meranda Rights
The top of the front page has three column pictorial with one column heading: "Andy Warhol, Pioneer of '60s Pop Art, Dies" (see) The top of page 14 has a our ... See More
First Official Mother's Day...
April 15, 1914
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1914 This issue contains an article from the month before Mother's Day was made an official holiday. The article includes: "The Federal Government is lending its assistance to the movement, and on that day the clergy of the whole country will be asked to preach sermons regarding the general welfare of the home and so help to make Mother's Day o... See More
President Obama's 2nd Inauguration... Beyonce performs....
January 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Jan. 22, 2013
* President Obama's Second Inauguration
* Several pages with both photos and textual details
* Beyonce sings the National Anthem
Several pages of this issue are dedicated to covering the 2nd Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. See images for details.
The issue is complete in multiple sections and is in very good condition.... See More
Premier of Chicken Run - reviews of Shaft & Me, Myself & Irene...
June 23, 2000
LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 23, 2000 (Calendar section only)
* Chicken Run - premier week & double-page ad
* Me, Myself & Irene - premier, review & full page ad
* Shaft - review and double-page ad, 2nd week
A terrific issue of the motion picture hits: "Chicken Run", "Shaft", and "Me Myself, & Irene", and perhaps no better issue could be found than ... See More
Jeffrey Dahmer arrest... serial killer...
August 06, 1991
THE HAYS DAILY NEWS, Kansas, Aug. 6, 1991
* Jeffrey Dahmer arrest
* Serial killer and sex offender
* Rape, murder & dismemberment
The top of page 8 has a one column heading: "Mother sues Milwaukee over Dahmer" (see) Coverage on the recent arrest and realization of Jeffrey Dahmer's killings. I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to... See More
Premier ads and reviews for "Get Shorty"& "Mallrats"...
October 20, 1995
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct. 20, 1995 (Front and Calendar sections only)
* Get Shorty - premier double-page ad and review
* Mallrats - premier ad and review
* Les Misérables - premier ad and review
* Now and Then - premier ad and review
A terrific issue of the motion pictures hits: "Get Shorty", "Mallrats", "Les Misér... See More
The war In Missouri--Federal Atrocities...
January 17, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 17, 1862 Half of the front page is taken up with ads while the other half is filled with Civil War reports, headed: "Notes Of the War" and having many subheads including: "The War In Kentucky--A Yankee's Account of the Military Situation" "A Change of Plan" "The War In Missouri--Federal Atrocities" "Arre... See More
Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Olympics...
July 19, 1912
VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1912
* Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold medal
* Decathlon - Stockholm Summer Olympic
* Best publication to be had (very rare)
Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredi... See More
August 23, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 23, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War: "Ovation to Gen. Corcoran", "General Corcoran's Response", "The Procession", "From Gen. McClellan's Army - Reported Evacuation of Williamsburg", "The Movement of Troops...Richmond Almost Bare of Rebel Troops...", and more.
Plus there is more on pages 4, 5 ... See More
Hampton Roads... Attack by the Merrimack... early Florida...
March 22, 1862
THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 22, 1862
* Rare Union occupation title
* Battle of Hampton Roads
* Monitor vs. Merrimac... Ironclads naval battle
Here is an interesting newspaper (see photo) established in March of 1862 at Port Royal after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sough... See More
Very ornate, America-themed masthead from the mid-1800's...
January 01, 1849
SUNDAY TIMES, N.Y., 1849-1852 The photo shows the very nice masthead of this title which measures 15 1/2 inches across and is 3 inches tall. Mostly topical reports and literary-related content, some ads.
Some lite staining, a little foxing, and a few small margin tears, but in overall average or better condition.
The issue you receive will differ in date and content than the one shown, but it wi... See More
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, printed in gold ink...
June 03, 1953
DAILY MAIL, London, England, June 3, 1953
* Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
* Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
* Mount Everest summit reached (1st time)
This is: "The Golden Reprint" edition as all 12 pages are printed in gold ink.
Nice to have a report of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in a London newspaper, with the banner headline: "LET US CHERISH OUR OWN WAY OF LI... See More
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