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New York & Pennsylvania Canals...

Item #665336

December 28, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 28, 1833.  Featured in this issue is report on the Pennsylvania and New York canals. Additional articles include reports on an anti-slavery convention, banking, the Department of Navy, and more.

Sixteen pages, octavo-size, in nice condition.

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Yankees sign Catfish Hunter...

Item #665332

January 01, 1975

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 1, 1975

* Catfish Hunter signs

* New York Yankees

The front page has a three column photo with heading: "Yankees Sign Catfish Hunter In Record $3.75-Million Deal"

1st report coverage on the New York Yankees signing pitching star, Catfish Hunter, making him the highest paid pitcher at the time. Great to have in this famous NYC title and on the front p... See More  

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The death of Harry Truman...

Item #665331

December 27, 1972

DAILY NEWS, New York, December 27, 1972 

* Death of President Harry Truman

Full front page banner headline that reads "TRUMAN DIES",  with a picture of his daughter Margaret and his wife Bess.  This issue also includes the following front page coverage: "And The Nation Mourns", "Bombing Resumes; Hanoi Evacuated", and much more inside!  This i... See More  

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Overthrow of Brazil... Ice Floods On Susquehanna River...

Item #665306

March 28, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 28, 1829  Featured in this issue is a report on the government overthrow in Brazil, with details from Buenos Ayres.

Additional articles are in regards to ice flooding on the Susquehanna River, a letter signed by John Quincy Adams (signed in block type), and a lengthy speech by Henry Clay regarding Panama.

Octavo size, 16 pages,  ne... See More  

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Item #665103

April 05, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 5, 1879  This issue contains prints and related images of the following: an acoustic apparatus, the Pennsylvania Mower, the Herreshoff Torpedo, the Fuller Electric Light, Dean's Hydraulic Packing Press, and more.

Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 inches, irregular at the spine, a small library stamp on the front page, otherwise good.

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Ku-Klux Klan... mention of Sleepy Hollow...

Item #664787

September 16, 1871

THE WORLD, New York, Sept. 16, 1871  The front page has an article regarding the Ku-Klux Klan: "The Phantom Ku-Klux" which provides details related to the infamous Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy.  The article's focus is the trial held in Raleigh, North Carolina (see). 

Another unrelated but interesting front page article is: "NOT HANGED", with subhead "...the ... See More  

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Buffalo Bill promotes a patent medicine...

Item #664785

June 01, 1892

THE GARDINER HOME JOURNAL, Maine, June 1, 1892  Page 2 has a great item which includes a print captioned: "Hon. Wm. F. Cody, 'Buffalo Bill' " with a bit of text in which he promotes a medicine called "Kickapoo Indian Sagwa" which claims to cure malaria (see).

Large folio size, 4 pages, various chipping with many tears at the margins (not affecting the Buffalo Bill... See More  

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Leaning Tower of Pisa has crashed to the ground... The Mexican War...

Item #664784

August 14, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, Aug. 14, 1847 

* Leaning Tower of Pisa has fallen ?

* Mexican-American War

Inside has content on the Mexican War with the top of pg. 3 headed: "Army And Navy Intelligence" with many subheads (see). Also on pg. 2: "From Vera Cruz" and "Still Later from Vera Cruz". Also of interest is a pg. 2 article: "Fall of the Le... See More  

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Pair of issues on Virginia Minor before the Supreme Court...

Item #664782

February 10, 1875

(2) NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 10 and March 30 1875 

* Virginia Minor Supreme Court case

* Women's suffrage

A pair of issues, with the Feb. 10 issue having on page 8 an article headed: "Woman Suffrage" "The Question in the Supreme Court of the United States - The Case of Mrs. Minor Against a Register of Voters in Missouri". The report gives some specifics on the case ... See More  

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The Mary Phagan murder case... Leo Frank...

Item #664781

October 20, 1913


* Leo Frank murder case

* Best title to have in

* Mary Phagan

The front page has a nice banner headline: "LOCKED DOORS GUARD WITNESS WHO DECLARES FRANK INNOCENT; DETECTIVES KEEP ALL NIGHT VIGIL IN ORDER TO ARREST HIM" with subheads. (see) This is concerning Leo Frank, defendant in the Mary Phagan murder case. Nice to have this repo... See More  

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Baltimore, Maryland riot in 1917...

Item #664780

April 02, 1917

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 2, 1917 The front page has one column headings: "Riot At Baltimore Ends Peace Meeting" "Great Crowd Invades Hall Where Jordan is Speaking--Banker and Others Clubbed" (see photos). Sad to see the ongoing racial-strife that has pervaded Baltimore's landscape for over 100 years. Nice to have this timely report on the front page.

This issue is compl... See More  

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Amelia Earhart in 1937...

Item #664778

March 18, 1937

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, June 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 17 & 18, 1937 (an 8-issue set)


* Amelia Earhart around the World 2nd attempt

* Lockheed Electra 10E airplane (early stages)

* Would eventually lead to her disappearance

* Group lot on the earlier stages of her infamous flight

The front page of each of these 8 issues has one column headings: (see images
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Mahatma Gandhi arrested...

Item #664777

May 05, 1930


* Gandhi arrested - The Mahatma

* Nashua NH New Hampshire fire

The front page has a two column headline: "GANDHI SEIZED BY BRITISH FOR INDEFINITE DETENTION; TROOPS POSTED FOR CRISIS" with subheads. (see)

Also one column headlines that include: "FIRE SWEEPS NASHUA; OVER 1,000 HOMELESS" and more.  Coverage on the great fires... See More  

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The Philly Folk Festival...

Mary Breasted article re: feminism...

Item #664375

September 03, 1970

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, September 3, 1970

Starting on the front page is a noteworthy article on feminism written by Mary Breasted: "Woman on the March: 'We're a Movement Now!'", which continues on multiple inside pages. In 2018 The Village Voice made this the introductory article on their piece: "On the Front Lines of Feminism: Classic Articles... See More  

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H. Rap Brown...

Review and Ad for HAIR (the musical) - Off-Broadway (pre-Broadway)... "Village Voice"...

Item #664340

November 02, 1967

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, November 2, 1967

* A great pre-Broadway review of "Hair" which includes a rare ad from prior to making it to Broadway

* The Public Theater - Greenwich, in the Village's own iconic newspaper

* Feature on H. Rap Brown

Prior to making it to Broadway and becoming one of the most famous musicals to hit the stage, the musical "Ha... See More  

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Bella Abzug and The Woman's Movement... Sylvia Awards by Arthur Bell...

Item #664315

December 22, 1975

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, December 22, 1975

The front page tells of a multi-page article written by Bella S. Abzug, the "Battling Bella", which begins on page 33: "The Women's Movement Is Still Moving."  The article includes a photo of her and is captioned: "Bella tells: This isn't the time for women to disband in favor of a 'textb... See More  

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Yiddishkeit and revolution...

Bob Dylan returns with The Band for a two-month tour...

Item #664310

January 10, 1974

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, January 10, 1974

After taking an 8-year hiatus from touring, Bob Dylan came out of his unofficial touring retirement to team up with The Band for a two-month tour. This issue features a lengthy review of his premier performance which took place in Chicago: "Bob Dylan's opening night - Most Likely he'll go his way."

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John Wilcock on Andy Warhol... Jules Feifer,,,

Item #664308

May 06, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, May 6, 1965

Starting on page five is a comprehensive article by John Wilcock on Andy Warhol, which takes multiple pages: "The Detached Cool Of Andy Warhol." Some consider this article as a classic, and foundational in regards to his later work on Warhol.

Page 4 has an intriguing cartoon by Jules Feiffer depicting a group of white men pa... See More  

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First woman nominee for VP on Democrat ballot...

The KKK - The DNC decides position in 1924...

Item #664303

June 28, 1924

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, June 28 & 30, 1924 (a two-issue set)

The front page of the June 28th issue has the 2-line, full-banner heading: "COMMITTEE DEADLOCKED OVER ANTI-KLAN PLANK - BITTER FIGHT CERTAIN ON CONVENTION FLOOR", with related subheading and considerable details of the convention. The front page of the June 30th issue has the full-banner: "BATTLE OF BA... See More  

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Post-Woodstock - letters to the editor - Joan Baez feature article...

Item #664302

August 28, 1969

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, August 28, 1969  One week after their review of Woodstock, they posted a number of "letter's to the editor" which provide wonderful, 1st-hand glimpses into this famous, era-defining event. The included images show a number of the letters in their entirety. See images for details. Also included is a great, lengthy, feature article o... See More  

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New colony of Georgia... re: Franklin's lightning rod... Judaica...

Item #664269
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1756  Regarding America... There is an article near the front: "Account of American Affairs", which is continued from a previous issue & includes talk on "New Forts in America". There is also a detailed account of Oglethorpe's English colony at Georgia, now 22 yrs. old & still suffering from "want of inhabitan... See More  

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Incredibly rare item: John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics... Optician to the King & Queen..

Item #664265

November 26, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 26, 1692  Among the two advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses, telescopes, microscopes, single and double, reading glasses, large concave g... See More  

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John Wanamaker's death report...

Item #664225

December 12, 1922

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, December 12, 1922.

* The death oh John Wanamaker

* Famed 19th century merchant and marketing pioneer

* One-time Postmaster General

The front page has: "JOHN WANAMAKER PASSES AWAY AT HOME IN PHILADELPHIA TODAY", with supporting text and a photo. Nice to have in a newspaper from the region.

Other news of the day, sports, and period advertising ar... See More  

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Lou Reed... First solo act and review - in Greenwich Village...

Item #664224

July 31, 1977

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 1973 (a 2-issue set)

* Lou Reed - "Walk on the Wild Side" fame

* 1st solo performance and review

* two-issue set

The January issue has a full-page ad for his 1st performance as a solo artist. The February issue has a follow-up review. Nice to have both in a newspaper from the very "village" in which he ... See More  

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Fleetwood Mac, Christopher Reeve, and James Bond, 007...

Item #664209

July 31, 1977

CALENDAR SECTION only of the Los Angeles Times, July 31, 1977

* Fleetwood Mac

* James Bond

* Superman

The inside has a great full-page ad for Fleetwood Mac's concert at The Forum, Inglewood, California. The front page has , "Superman Makes the Leap to the Screen", which includes a photo of Christopher Reeve, and "007: Still a Bondable Commodity" - both of which cont... See More  

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Rabbi Menachem Schneerson's funeral...

Item #664200

June 13, 1994

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 13, 1994

* Menachem Mendal Schneerson death funeral

* Orthodox Jewish rabbi - Jews - Judaica

The front page has a large photo with a one-column heading: "Famed Rabbi's Funeral Draws Thousands", with more on an inside page which include a small photo of him. Considerable details regarding his life are included. See images for details.

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Stanley Kubrick and Barbara Streisand...

Item #664196

February 08, 1976

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, February 8, 1976

This issue has two feature articles which begin on the front page: "Kubrick: The Dazzle Minus the Razzle", which includes a photos, and "Hello, Handel! Barbra Waxes Classical", with inside photos. It's especially nice to have the latter in the newspaper from where Barbra Streisand gained her fame. See image... See More  

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HAIR (the musical) - Rare Pre-Broadway Ad... "Village Voice"...

Item #662401

October 19, 1967

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, October 19, 1967

* A extremely rare ad for the Broadway Hit - "HAIR" - prior to making it to Broadway

* The Public Theater - Greenwich, in the Village's own iconic newspaper

Prior to making it to Broadway and becoming one of the most famous musicals to hit the stage, the musical "Hair" appeared off-Broadway at The Publi... See More  

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Rare advertisement for the Woodstock Music Festival, and in the Village Voice...

Item #662273

August 14, 1969

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, August 14, 1969 

* Woodstock music festival on Max Yasgur's farm

* Original advertisement from a counterculture publication

* 50th anniversary this year (2019)

A significant newspaper on the Woodstock Music Festival.

It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the co... See More  

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From Arizona 19 years before statehood...

Item #662213

May 02, 1893

ARIZONA DAILY GAZETTE, Phoenix, May 2, 1893 

* Rare old West title

* Maricopa County

This issue is from the Arizona Territory, 19 years before it joined the Union. Varied news reports both local & national with a nice wealth of ads as well, many of which are illustrated.

The front page has: "Killed His Mother--The Act of a Young Man Crazed by Drink" and: "Her Skull ... See More  

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Ad supports Lincoln and Hamlin for President & Vice President...

Item #662211

October 02, 1860

DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Oct. 2, 1860 

* Abraham Lincoln for President notice

* Pre Civil War era

This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election. The ftpg. also has a bit stati... See More  

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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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Colonies are agreeing to a non-importation agreement...

Item #662205
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, June 6, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has reports headed: "America" beginning: "Most of the merchants & importers of goods have already subscribed a voluntary engagement to each other that they will not sell on their own accounts or on commissions, nor buy or sell for any person whomsoever, any goods...which shall be shipp... See More  

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Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #662201

January 01, 1729

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1729 

* 18th century original document

Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for making good the loss occasioned by a sum of money being stolen out of His Majesty's Exchequer...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Four pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, very nice, clean co... See More  

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Last few months of the Civil War...

Item #662195

January 04, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 4, 1865 

* First Battle of Fort Fisher

* Wilmington, North Carolina

* Admiral David Dix
on Porter

Pages 4 and 5 have one column heads on the Civil War including: "RICHMOND" "The Bulkhead of the Dutch Canal Exploded" "Attack of the Rebels on Orr Picket Lines" "WILMINGTON" "Rebel Accounts of the Operations" "The... See More  

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How Sherman will treat South Carolina...

Item #662192

February 14, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 14, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Rebel Ideas of Sherman" "His Expected Kindness Towards South Carolina" "The Hotbed of Treason to be Treated No Worse Than Georgia "Mobile" "Additional Confirmation of the Reported Evacuation of the City" "Wilmington" "Richmo... See More  

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Jeff Davis at odds with his Congress...

Item #662191

March 23, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, March 23, 1865 

* Nearing the end of the American Civil War

* Ulysses S. Grant & William T. Sherman

* Quarrel between Jefferson Davis and His Congress

Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN" "Johnston Flying from the Combined Armies" "Raleigh Said to be Evacuated" "Rebels Reported Falling Back to Hillsboro&qu... See More  

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Grant, Butler, and Sherman...

Item #662180

May 31, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "BUTLER" "GRANT!" "SHERMAN!" "The Entire Grand Army in Motion En Route for Richmond" "Engagement Between McPherson's Corps & the Rebels" "The Rebels Defeated & Driven Back" "General Lee's Daughter Goes to Join Her Father in Ric... See More  

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The Rebels on the Rebel situation...

Item #662176

January 19, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 19, 1862  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Interesting From the South" "The Richmond Examiner on the Rebel Situation" "The Port of New Orleans Hermetically Sealed" "Rebel Account of the Escape of the Pensacola" "No Furloughs to be Granted to the Army of the Potomac" and much more.

Eight pages, very nic... See More  

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The Rebels on the Rebel situation...

Item #662175

January 19, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 19, 1862  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Interesting From the South" "The Richmond Examiner on the Rebel Situation" "The Port of New Orleans Hermetically Sealed" "Rebel Account of the Escape of the Pensacola" "No Furloughs to be Granted to the Army of the Potomac" and much more.

Eight pages, very nic... See More  

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Women & children set fires...

Item #662173

February 04, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 4, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Burnside Expedition" "Heavy Cannonading in the Vicinity of Beaufort" "Heavy Firing Near Norfolk" "News From the South" "The Southern Women & Children to Turn Incendiaries" "The Rebels Furious Over the Stone Blockade" and much more.

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William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #662168

May 30, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 30, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More  

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Preparing for the Jay Treaty...

Item #662157

October 19, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 19, 1795 

* Uncommon title

* re. Jay's Treaty

Page 2 has a: "Letter from Edmund Randolph to the President of the United States". A page 3 item begins: "We have authentic information that in consequence of the expected treaty between Great Britain and America, the garrison's at the Western Posts expected to leave them according to stip... See More  

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Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #662149

October 09, 1799


* Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War

Page 3 has a report concerning the construction of a light house at Shell Castle and at Cape Hatteras (see). Also reports from New York, Pittsfield, Worcester, Boston and Lexington.

The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are... See More  

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Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina...

Item #662131

September 08, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 8, 1863 

* Second Battle of Charleston Harbor

* Fort Wagner - Morris Island - South Carolina

* From the capital of the Confederacy

The front page includes; "Latest From The North" "From Charleston--Evacuation of Morris Island" "From Tennessee" "The Courts" "Latest News From the North--The Situation i... See More  

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Sherman descending upon Savannah...

Item #662129

December 19, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 19, 1864 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

* General William T. Sherman

* Sherman's March to the Sea

* Capture of Savannah close

Not just a newspaper from the Confederate, but from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page has an editorial beginning: "The accounts from Nashville are the statements of the enemy, & m... See More  

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Editor has a gloomly outlook on the war...

Item #662127

November 12, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Nov. 12, 1862 

* Confederate editor gives a pessimistic outlook

The front page has much on the Civil War with items headed: "The Enemy Of James River", "From Northern Virginia", "Fredericksburg--The Recent Yankee Raid", "The Navigation of The Mississippi", "Latest News From The North", and many subheads... See More  

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Considerable reporting on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #662126

July 10, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 1863 

* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Battle of the Gettysburg - Robert E. Lee vs. Meade

If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memp... See More  

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Fifteen issues with ftpg. notice: "American Prisoners"...

Item #662119

January 01, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779  A lot of 15 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More  

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Twenty issues from the Revolutionary War...

Item #662118

January 01, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, a lot of 20 issues dated mostly from 1779 but I find no or very little content concerning the Revolutionary War in America.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, minor wear at the margins & spine, perhaps light damp staining of foxing.

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