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674945

Two 1798 Thanksgiving sermons...

Item #674945

December 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1798  Over a column on the front page is taken up with: "Extracts From a Thanksgiving Sermon, Delivered in the Vicinity of Boston" which is under the heading: "Clerical Patriotism", followed by: "Extracts from the Rev. Dr. Eckley's Discourse on Thanksgiving Day", which carries over to page 2.  The balance of the issue... See More  

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674859

News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

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674511

"A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus" in 3 parts... 1881...

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June 01, 1881

(3) SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, for June, July & August of 1881  Offered is an original printing of:  "A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus", by Joel Chandler Harris, split over three volumes (June-August, 1881). To the best of our knowledge, this was written for Scribner's Magazine.

Other articles, poetry, etc. from the era are found throughout.

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674508

Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848"...

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SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, May, 1881  Starting on page 89 and continuing on to page 106 is "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848", by Ralph Waldo Emerson. In many ways it serves as a eulogistic tribute to his great friend. Only portions of this lengthy article are provided in the images, but hopefully enough is present for one to capture Emerson's heart.

Additional... See More  

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674448

General William T. Sherman...

Item #674448

November 29, 1864

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 29, 1864  Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War.

The front page has reports headed: "Legislative Proceedings" "Congressional"... See More  

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674402

Ten different titles from 1785 thru 1798...

Item #674402

January 01, 1790

Ten issue lot of 18th century American newspapers, ten different titles: The Herald; a Gazette for the Country, The Diary or Loudon's Register, Independent Chronicle, American Mercury, N.Y. Packet, Gazette of the U.S., The Mass. Centinel, Continental Journal, Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser, and Columbian Centinel.

Dates range from 1785 to 1798. All have some sort of damage yet still a... See More  

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674046

Women's march... 50th anniversary of 19th Amendment's passage...

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August 27, 1970

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass. August 27, 1970



* 50th anniversary of women's suffrage

* New stamp commemorates the anniversary

* Women's march & strike throughout the U.S.




To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the front page tells of the ceremony surrounding the unveiling of a Women's Suffrage stamp, with related photo. A related article is... See More  

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673844

Harper Lee court case... "To Kill A Mockingbird" under fire...

Item #673844

January 16, 1966

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 16, 1966  



* Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird joins court case

*
 
Kasturba Gandhi tries to win leadership roll in India



Page 82 contains the heading: "Harper Lee Twits School Board in Virginia for Ban on Her Novel", followed by an explanation on how she humiliated the school board saying, "To hear the novel is immoral has m... See More  

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673413

Mahatma Gandhi... Salt March...

Item #673413

April 06, 1930

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, April 6, 1930 



* Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma) 

* Salt march (salt satyagraha) ends 

* Dandi, India 



The front page has a one column heading: "Gandhi Defies Britain; Makes Salt in India" (see)

Complete 1st section only with all 28 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for instit... See More  

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673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a labe
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673284

Captain Coles's Cupola Ships...

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June 14, 1862

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 14, 1862

The front page features a print of: "THE CAPTAIN COLES'S CUPOLA SHIP" with accompanying text.  The back page has a print of:  "THE MEDICAL STUDENT AT HOME".

Complete in four pages, rubbing on mid-fold (minor loss), but otherwise good. The issue was once folded in quarters which and has some browning along the fo... See More  

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673283

New Orleans Cemetery...

Item #673283

June 21, 1862

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 21, 1862

The front page features a print of: "THE CITY CEMETERY OF NEW ORLEANS", with accompanying text.  The back page has a print of:  "THE BEARD MOVEMENT".

Complete in four pages, a slightly rough left spine, rubbing on mid-fold (minor loss), but otherwise good. The issue was once folded in quarters which and has some bro... See More  

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673034

Billy Sunday in Boston - 1931...

Item #673034

February 24, 1931

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, February 5, 1931  The the page has an article: "BILLY SUNDAY IN BOSTON AGAIN", describing the brilliance and public acceptance of Billy Sunday and his antics.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day.

Complete in 8 pages, somewhat fragile, but overall generally good. See images for details.... See More  

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673033

Spanish Flu 1918...

Item #673033

October 16, 1918

The Bethlehem Times, Pennsylvania, October 16, 1918



* The Spanish Flu in Pennsylvania

* Good WWI coverage




The front page has an article titled: "INCREASES IN INFLUENZA CASES DURING THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS ... Physicians Overworked and a Shortage of Nurses Reported", dealing with the Spanish Flu and continues on pg. 3.

Complete with all 16 pages with edge tears, chip... See More  

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673032

Thanksgiving Proclamation by Woodrow Wilson..Spanish Flu...

Item #673032

November 18, 1918

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass., November 18, 1918



* Thanksgiving Proclamation by Woodrow Wilson

* Death-count from the Spanish Flu continues to rise




The top of the front page has 2 column heading: "THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION"  and an article titled: "TOLL OF THE EPIDEMIC - GREATER THAN IN WAR", dealing with the Spanish Flu. Nice to see the encouragement to b... See More  

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673023

Financial Stock Market Crisis of 1907..

Item #673023

October 17, 1907

THE SUN, New York, October 18, 1907  This issue has fine coverage on the financial stock market crisis of 1907. The front page has: "AN ELIMINATION OF HEINZES - F. AUGUSTUS OUT OF BANK PRESIDENCY, A.P. OUT OF OTTO'S FIRM" See photos for details.

Complete in 14 pages, VERY fragile, some chipping and edge-tears, but otherwise good for the era. Must be handled with care.... See More  

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673022

Financial Stock Market Crisis of 1907..

Item #673022

October 25, 1907

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, October 25, 1907  A front page image has, "MONEY POURS INTO WALL ST. - Government, Financial Institutions and Capitalists Cooperate in Relief Measures - DEMORALIZATION IN STOCKS CHECKED", "THE FINANCIAL CRISIS",  with a photo titled, "CROWD BEFORE THE LINCOLN TRUST COMPANY, WHICH WITHSTOOD THE RUN YESTERDAY", "RELIEF WORK GOES ON ... See More  

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673017

You know of Molly Pitcher. Do you know of Betsy Doyle?

Item #673017

December 16, 1812

BOSTON PATRIOT, Dec. 16, 1812  Page 2 has: "Official Report To Brig. Gen. Smyth" signed by Geo. McFeeley commanding at Fort Niagara. This is a fine & very detailed account of the cannonading of Fort Niagara by the British, with the most notable portion being the report of the involvement of Betsy Doyle.

Within McFeeley's report is: "...An instance of extraordinary brav... See More  

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673009

Ben Chaney Jr. - the tragic story of a young boys path to prison...

Item #673009

May 24, 1970

NEW YORK TIMES, May 24, 1970  The front page contains: "A Young Militant's Path to Prison", which tells the story of Ben Chaney Jr. who ended up, as a young man, "in a maximum security prison on death row".  The article continues on page 65 and takes approximately 1/2 of the page. 

Page 64 contains an article: "Images of America: Racial Felling Rem... See More  

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673008

Bible saves soldier's life - to be given to the United States....

Item #673008

May 27, 1918

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 27, 1918  The front page has: "Bible Which Saved His Life to be Given U.S. by Soldier Wilson".  There are many wartime stories concerning a soldier's life being saved by a Bible in his pocket, but this soldier gifted his Bible to the U.S. government.  A wonderful wartime story!

Complete in 8 pages, fragile (typical for... See More  

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673005

Harding names negro for New Orleans Post; Senate Fight Coming; "Lily Whites" protest....

Item #673005

November 23, 1922

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 23, 1922  The front page has a two column heading: "Harding Names Negro for New Orleans Post; Senate Fight Coming; "Lily Whites Protest". The coverage tells of President Harding's appointment of Walter L. Cohen, to this prestigious post - the first black man to ever hold this position. Quite historic.

Complete in 44 pages.  As per the era,... See More  

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672901

The Minnesota Twins win the World Series...

Item #672901

October 28, 1991

Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, October 28, 1991 



*  The Minnesota Twins wins the World Series

*  Sports Section only




The sports section front page has heading: "Twins take it all - Minnesota wins 1-0 in 10th to capture series"& "Braves support pitcher"  There is additional coverage on 6C.  Additional sports news of th
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672871

Penn State fires coach Joe Paterno....

Item #672871

November 10, 2011

THE YORK DISPATCH, Pennsylvania, November 10, 2011  The front page has the headings "Paterno, Spanier fired", "Sandusky sex-abuse scandal engulfs Penn State University" with one photo of Joe Paterno and his wife and another photo of Penn State students rallying.

Section B starts with the heading "Paterno's long career ends with phone call" and also incl... See More  

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672870

Barry Bonds sets a new home run record...

Item #672870

October 06, 2001

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, Oct. 6, 2001.  The front page has small picture of Barry Bonds leading to the sports section: "San Francisco's Barry Bonds becomes the first player in history to hit more than 70 home runs in a season."



The sports section has several headings and photos associated with bonds: "Top of the Mark", "Bonds hits 71st home run to surpass McGwi... See More  

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672794

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #672794

June 25, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870  This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound.  Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper compos... See More  

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672272

The Rio Grande... Monrovia...

Item #672272

January 01, 1876

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 1, 1876  The full front page is a Keppler political cartoon: "The Anti-Third-Term Bombshell in Congress". Other prints within include: "Holiday Exhibition of Dolls in a Window at Macy's...", a full page Christmas-theme print; "The Martha Washington Reception at the Academy of Music...", 3 prints concerning "... See More  

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672068

War is declared, beginning the War of 1812...

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June 20, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812  An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 pages. And on the back page is the formal Act of Congress declaring war against England, ... See More  

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671645

Pre-Civil War Austin, Texas...

Item #671645

May 02, 1857

STATE GAZETTE, "Seat of Government", Austin, Texas, May 2, 1857  We rarely are able to offer newspapers from Texas from before the Civil War. This is one.

Pages 1 and 2 have news reports of the day with the balance mostly taken up with ads. Included are three illustrated "Reward" ads for runaway Negroes, each with detail.

Four pages, large folio size, slightly irregular ... See More  

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671640

Reinventing the English language...

Item #671640

October 05, 1850

WECLI FONETIC ADVOCET, Sinsinati, O., Octobur 5, 1850  [Weekly Phonetic Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio]  This is one of the more curious newspapers of the 19th century.

During this time there was a movement afoot to create a new mode of writing & spelling: to spell words as they sounded, phonetically. Obviously it never caught on, but it did result in this unusual newspaper which is alm... See More  

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671639

Sale of Colored convicts prohibited in Maryland...

Item #671639

February 06, 1867

DAILY PRESS & TIMES, Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 6, 1867  Among the front page column heads are: "From Maryland" "Passage of a Law Prohibiting The Sale of Colored Persons". The report is rather brief, headed: "Maryland--Sale of Colored Persons Prohibited--Education of Colored Children" reading in part: "...Both houses passed a bill prohibiting the sale of... See More  

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671637

Dramatic issue on the Kennedy assassination...

Item #671637

November 22, 1963

VICKSBURG EVENING POST, Mississippi, Nov. 22, 1963  One of the more dramatic front pages on the Kennedy assassination, particularly with an oddly worded headline: "KENNEDY DIES AFTER BLAST FROM SNIPER" with various related reports on the front page.

Present are the outer leaves only, pages 1, 2, 15 & 16.  A few small archival mends at margins of inside pages only, very nic... See More  

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671636

Dramatic issue on the Kennedy assassination...

Item #671636

November 22, 1963

VICKSBURG EVENING POST, Mississippi, Nov. 22, 1963  One of the more dramatic front pages on the Kennedy assassination, particularly with an oddly worded headline: "KENNEDY DIES AFTER BLAST FROM SNIPER" with various related reports on the front page.

Present are the outer leaves only, pages 1, 2, 15 & 16.  Very nice condition.

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671629

Ten issues of this notable newspaper, all from 1802...

Item #671629

March 04, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, 1802  A lot of ten issues is this rather notable paper at the time, with high circulation. This is a nice 8 page newspaper with a variety of news items of the day, with some literary pieces as well. Measures 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches with an engraving of scales in the masthead. Very nice condition.

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671628

Much on John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry...

Item #671628

November 28, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 28, 1859  Page 6 has a full column headed: "John Brown's Invasion" at Harper's Ferry. The report begins: "Cheering Prospects" I have the satisfaction of announcing the expected restoration of this place to a tolerable condition of decorum. Col. Davis has been done for. His reign is ended. His occupation's gone...".

Among other subhe... See More  

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671627

The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671627

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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671626

The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671626

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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671624

The "downfall of Babylon" and "fake news"...

Item #671624

July 25, 1835

THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, July 25, 1835  A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin and a subtitle: "Or, the Triumph... See More  

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671623

Five American newspapers: 1802-1809...

Item #671623

June 15, 1805

(5) Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, Oct. 8, 1803; United States' Gazette, Nov. 6, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Nov. 3, 1802; Independent Chronicle, Feb. 22,1808; and Providence Gazette, Oct. 1, 1808. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More  

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671621

Set of five different mastheads for the same title...

Item #671621

July 04, 1716

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1707, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734. As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 with two engravings each, all differently slightly, and the last without any masthead engr... See More  

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671620

Investigating the Lizzie Borden case...

Item #671620

August 09, 1892

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 9, 1892  The front page has an article concerning the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case. Column heads: "Approaching A Crisis" "Action Soon to Be Taken in the Fall River Murder Case" with the focus of this article on Bridget Sullivan, the Borden family maid.

Nice to have the Borden content in a newspaper close to Fall River.

Complete in 8 ... See More  

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671619

Village Voice journalist Arthur Bell...

Item #671619

October 31, 1977

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Oct. 31, 1977  Inside has an article by Arthur Bell,  a journalist and LGBT activist who first wrote for the Village Voice in 1969 on the Stonewall riots. After Variety Reporter Addison Verrill, a friend of Bell's, was killed in 1977, Bell wrote about the case in the Voice. In response he received a call from someone claiming to have been the killer, obje... See More  

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671618

Village Voice journalist Arthur Bell...

Item #671618

October 31, 1977

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Oct. 31, 1977  Inside has an article by Arthur Bell,  a journalist and LGBT activist who first wrote for the Village Voice in 1969 on the Stonewall riots. After Variety Reporter Addison Verrill, a friend of Bell's, was killed in 1977, Bell wrote about the case in the Voice. In response he received a call from someone claiming to have been the killer, obje... See More  

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671596

Shot down in a saloon... Founder of gold in California...

Item #671596

September 22, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 22, 1884  This title always had a wealth of typically Western-themed reports as well as ads.

Page 2 has: "Slain In A Saloon" "A Grandson of Henry Clay Shot by a Louisville Alderman" "Shot Through the Heart--Drunken Ruffians--A Rancher Killed--A Texan Murderer Arrested in Georgia" as well as: "A Desperado Brought to Bay" ... See More  

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671595

Printed at an institution for the criminally insane...

Item #671595

September 01, 1920

THE FARVIEW ECHO, Farview (Waymart), Wayne County, Pennsylvania, September, 1920  This is an interesting four page newspaper published by the "Farview State Hospital" which was for the criminally insane. The issue contains a wide range of various news tidbits and no advertisements.

Measures about 12 1/2 by 17 inches, good condition. An unusual newspaper.

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671594

One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #671594

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  The top of page 4  has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club... See More  

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671593

One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #671593

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  The top of page 4  has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club... See More  

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671589

A fleet of U.S. men-of-war...

Item #671589

July 02, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, July 2, 1859  The front page has illustration of: "Marshal Randon, the New French Minister of War" as well as a print showing: "French & Sardinian Soldiers Singing Martial Songs Through the Streets of Turin".

A large print inside shows: "Costumes of the Austrian Army".

Eight pages, ornate masthead features a... See More  

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671588

Synagogues hold memorial services... Much on the assassination & funeral of Lincoln...

Item #671588

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865  Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel" "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogue" and "Shaari [Shaare] Zedek" with each synagogue draped in mourning black.

It is quite unusual to find front page menti... See More  

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671587

Rare Confederate title from Mississippi...

Item #671587

October 31, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Oct. 31, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the articles are: "The Feeling in England in Regard to the War" "A Northern Opinion of Southern Society" "Fighting for our Rights in the Union--The Northern Democrats" "General Butler to be Looked After" &quo... See More  

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671586

Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #671586

December 08, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1777  Certainly the most  significant content is the page 2 report on the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, a very much-needed victory for the American cause. Some of the reporting includes: "...arrived in town express...we are sorry to say that Government have received the melancholy accounts that General Burgoyne and his army have been... See More  

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