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July 11, 1864
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1864
* Rare rebel publication
Various Civil War news with a Confederate bias, making for interesting reading as such. Among the front page items are: "The War News" which has several subheads including: "From Petersburg" & "Burnside's Movements". Other war news include: "Latest News From the North--Our Army in M... See More
January 01, 1930
Eight diaries for the consecutive years 1930 thru 1939, lacking 1932 & 1937. These were essentially appointment diaries for an attorney although there are many personal & other notations as well, including much on daily weather conditions. There are entries for almost every day for each year noted. Included are various receipts, bills, etc.. See images for a sampling of what may be found.
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July 27, 2006
LOS ANGELES TIMES, CA, July 27, 2006
* Disneyland upgrades Pirates of the Caribbean as part of Dead Man's Chest release.
* Miami Vice the movie opening week ad and review.
Much coverage in the Weekend Section of the 3rd movie in the Pirates in the Caribbean saga which was released to coincide with Disneyland's 50th Anniversary.
Additionally, there are several movie advertisem... See More
February 03, 1945
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 3 & 5, 1945, along with the MINNIAPOLIS SUNDAY TRIBUNE's Picture Section, January 28, 1945
* Walt Disney's ~ The Three Caballeros
* William E. Johnson's death
This 2 issue set (with bonus Picture Section) covers the historic release of the 1st movie to merge animation and live action. Walt Disney's The Three Caballeros starre... See More
July 13, 1812
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 13, 1812 The most notable content is on page 3 headed: "Thanksgiving" which begins: "The Africans in Boston will keep a Thanksgiving in commemoration of the abolition of the Slave Trade, to-morrow...The Procession will form..." with further details.
Rare to find such reports with specific mention of the "Africa... See More
March 22, 1935
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Rotogravure Picture Section, March 22, 1935
* Shirly Temple handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater
The front page of the Rotogravure Supplement has various images, but the most desirable is the one showing a young Shirley Temple forming her hand prints in the cement in the court of Grauman's Theater.
This section is complete in 4 pages (2 leaves), is very f... See More
June 21, 1858
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts, June 21, 1858
* Letter from Charles Dickens defending his character
Page 4 has a letter from Charles Dickens which is quite out of the ordinary. Although he states he rarely publicly defends against attacks on his personal life, recent accusations have led him to make an exception, the exception being this letter.
Other news of the day is found thro... See More
November 02, 1852
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 5, 1852 The front page has a mention of: "Masonic Celebration at Cincinnati", and continues on page 4 describing the annual celebration of George Washington being "initiated as a member of the mystic tie".
Complete in 8 pages and in good condition.
Complete in 8 pages and in good condition.
July 26, 1902
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1902
* World's Largest Watch
* Williamsburg Bridge construction
* East River - Brooklyn - NYC
Page 54 has the headline: "The Largest Watch in the World", and "At the American Waltham watch factory, the largest watch ever designed was recently completed".
The front page has: "Present Condition of th... See More
January 09, 1966
NEW YORK TIMES, January 9, 1966 Page E-7 has the noteworthy article: "'God is Dead' Debate Widens", written by John Cogley, which tells of the "God is Dead Movement" espoused by theologian, Dr. Thomas Altizer, of Emory University. Included is a cartoon reprinted from Christianity Today. It is interesting to note this article was printed a few month's prior to ... See More
March 01, 1967
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Michigan, March 1, 1967
* Henry R. Luce's death report
* Time, Fortune, Life, Sports Illustrated, and more
Page 18 has: "Many Praise Famed Career Of Henry Luce", with subheading: "President, Senators Express Regret on Publisher's Death".
Other news of the day is found throughout. A few small binding holes along the spine, but othe... See More
September 14, 1908
THE OMAHA BEE, Nebraska, Sept. 14, 1908 Page 5 has a bulleted summary of Bishop Robert McIntyre's sermon: "GOD IN BEGINNING EXPLAINS", with subheading: "Bishop... Says Four Words Opens All Mysteries", followed by excerpts from this notable Methodist-Episcopal Bishop and popular Chautauqua speaker. See images for details.
The front page includes a large cartoon p... See More
September 07, 2006
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 7, 2006
* Black Dahlia - pre-premiere advertisement
* Disneyland 50th Anniversary
The back page of the Calendar section has a full page ad for Disneyland's 50th Birthday. Page 2 has a 4x8 inch ad for "The Black Dahlia", eight days prior to its premier. There is no more desirable issue for Hollywood movie ads or Los Angeles entert... See More
June 23, 1798
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 23, 1798 Perhaps the prime content are the two articles on page 7 related to the Irish Rebellion, the first being: "STATE OF IRELAND", which contains a proclamation by Lord George Cavendish attempting to preserve the House of Ireland. The second is: POSTSCRIPT. LONDON", which contains several letters with rebellion related news from Belfast,... See More
March 26, 1921
THE NORWICH SUN, Norwich, New York, March 26, 1921
* Chicago Black Sox World Series scandal
* Indictments against players
The top of the ftpg. has a two line, 2 column head: "144 Indictments Are Returned Against White Sox Players" concerning the throwing of the 1919 Baseball World Series by the Chicago White Sox, known as the "Black Sox" scandal. See the photos for... See More
May 26, 1875
THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, May 26, 1875 The entire front page is a comic print captioned: "The Big Man and the Very Little Frenchy Boy" being Uncle Sam and General Beauregard.
Inside has a full page on "Cincinnati In 1802" including several prints. Also a page with 5 prints of: "Incidents of the Fires in Western Pennsylvania".
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
May 20, 1876
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 20, 1876 Featured are several prints of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, the ftpg. showing the "Great Corliss Engine" & an expansive doublepage centerfold of the: "Scene on the Grand Plaza...". More as well.
The back page has a nice print of a baseball player in uniform, in a "Base Ball Goods" adverti... See More
Item #680017YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, April, 1896 An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.
Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.
July 03, 1938
NEW YORK TIMES, July 3, 1938
* Jewish refugees political cartoon
* Escaping Adolph Hitler & Nazi Germany
The top of an inside page (E-3) has a very notable political cartoon concerning the plight of Jewish refugees trying to flee Nazi Germany, notable enough that it is a feature display in the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
This cartoon was created in anticipation... See More
March 22, 1983
USA TODAY, March 22, 1983 A fascinating--and quite rare--pair of issues of this date, the first being the "regular" edition sold nationwide, and the other being a parody edition in honor of the newspaper's founder, Al Neuharth.
The later edition is the same as the regular save for the front page. Every item on the front page is a spoof relating to Neuharth. A very limited-run ... See More
August 26, 1807
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1807
* Lewis and Clark expedition - Pacific
The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is fol... See More
March 23, 1767
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL [Gloucester], England, March 23, 1767 Page 3 has an interesting item: "Last week the skeleton of a man in setters, with one jaw and some of the large bones perfect, was dug up in removing some ground in our Castle Green, eastward of the ruins of the old County Hall, memorable as the place wherein was held the fatal black assize, in the year 1577... upwards of 500 o... See More
March 24, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 24, 1787 The bottom of the back page has a report noting "...from North America, which mention that several Indian Chiefs who had assembled for the purpose of holding a council, hostile to the United States, had been surprised & put to death by a party of the American army. The celebrated Joseph Brendt...and another chief escaped the massac... See More
November 16, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 16, 1883 Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West, much more than any found in eastern newspapers.
Page 7 begins with: "AT THE STAKE" "A Colorado Ranchman Tortured by a Band of Robbers" "The Victims Burned & Bastina... See More
July 27, 1814
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 27, 1814
* Battle of Chippawa
* Invasion of Upper Canada
* Niagara Falls - Ontario
* War of 1812
The front page begins with a full column: "Dispatch From Major-General Brown to the Secretary of War" which is his official report on the Battle of Chippawa Falls near Niagara. This was a notable victory for the Americans despite being outnumber... See More
June 26, 1962
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, June 26, 1962
* School prayer deemed unconstitutional
* Engel v. Vitale Supreme Court decision
* Separation of church and state
The front page has a four column heading: "High Court Ruling May Doom School Religious Observances" with caption: "Prayer Recitation Unconstitutional" Historic first report coverage on th... See More
November 27, 1824
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, EXTRA, (Boston, Nov. 27, 1824) This is an interesting broadside (printed on one side only) "Extra" with no date in the dateline however a period notation at the top reads "Nov. 27, 1824" and two letters in the text have Nov., 1824 dates. The reports are entirely political. Folio size, single sheet, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the margins.
July 15, 1881
DEMOCRATIC WATCHMAN, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1881
* President James Garfield shot
* Rare broadsheet "extra"
Page 4 has a report headed: "A Terrible Deed--Attempt to Assassinate President Garfield" which begins: "Not having issued a paper last week the Watchman is consequently somewhat late with the news of the attempted assassination of President G... See More
June 05, 1886
TEMPERANCE GAZETTE, Camden, New Jersey, June 5, 1886
* Rare publication
Printed in the masthead: "Devoted to the Cause of Temperance and the Sanctity of the Christian Sabbath". A quite uncommon title which supported the prohibition of alcohol. I don't believe we have ever offered this title before.
Four pages, wear at one of the upper folds causes loss with text loss als... See More
June 11, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 11, 1862 Among the articles are: "Destruction of the Merrimac--Official Letter of Commodore Tatnall" "Negroes Preferred to Foreigners" "Furnishing Arms to the Prisoners at Camp Chase" ""Arming Fugitives" "Fremont's Division--An Unfortunate Skirmish" "War News of the Week" "Rebel Atrocit... See More
June 20, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 20, 1864
* Second Battle of Petersburg
* Lynchburg, Virginia
Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "PETERSBURG" "Complete Official & Special Accounts of Operations Since Wednesday" "The First Line of Works Carried by Assault" "Brilliant Action on Wed." "The Enemy Under Beauregard Largely Reinforced... See More
December 08, 1848
DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 8, 1848
* California gold rush letter
* Early - pre-49ers
The front page has over half a column headed: "The Gold Excitement" which has some great content, including: "...what a spectacle that of whole villages being deserted...rushing pell mell...over the mountains, through forests...into the newly discovered mine region!...Many p... See More
August 29, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 29, 1768
* John Wilkes - radical
* Pre Revolutionary War
The first half of the newspaper is taken up with the continuation of the "Narrative of the Hon. Commodore Byron" on his expedition around the world in the 1740's.
Near the back are reports from London noting in part: "...that most of the readers of our paper are such ... See More
May 05, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883 The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a mother at the Tombs jail; half page: "The Indian at Work--M... See More
May 26, 1715
THE POST BOY, London, May 26, 1715
* Rare & early 18th century issue
* Nice masthead engravings
A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The back page has a brief item: "The same day, Sir William Read, his Majesty's Ocultist in Chief, died at Rochester; he was the most expert of all those of his profession." Wikisource calls Willi... See More
February 25, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 25, 1859
* Mormons - Mormonism & gold
Page 2 has half a column headed: "UTAH" "Only Mormons On Juries--Discovery of Gold Near Salt Lake--A Catholic Army Chaplain".
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
December 03, 1896
THE ALBUQUERQUE DAILY CITIZEN, New Mexico, July 13, 1900
* Before joining the Union
A territorial newspaper as New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. Typical news and ads of the day.
Four pages, folio size, archivally rejoined at the spine, some minor margin tears, generally good.... See More
March 22, 1880
NEW YORK TIMES, March 22, 1880 Page 4 has a one column heading: "FIFTEEN". The related text on this "craze" of the era takes up about a full column.
This is a sliding puzzle having 15 numbered square tiles in a frame leaving one unoccupied tile position. Tiles in the same row or column of the open position can be moved by sliding them horizontally or vertically, respecti... See More
June 25, 1782
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, June 25, 1782
* American Revolutionary War
* 18th century - from The Enemy
Page 3 has a letter from New York beginning: "The rebels have been assured by the French that they hare to have no more pecuniary assistance from that quarter...The rebels had some small resource left in their trade..." and a bit more.
The bkpg. has ... See More
April 30, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, April 30, 1862
* Capture of New Orleans Louisiana LA
* Mississippi River naval engagement
* Yorktown, Virginia
Among the front page column headlines on the Civil War are: "The Siege of Yorktown" "The Rebels Becoming More Wide Awake" "Another Gallant Skirmish & Destruction of a Rebel Battery" "The Capture of New Orleans" &quo... See More
March 03, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1768
* News from New York
* Red tax stamp (partial)
* Letters from Jonathan Swift
The front page has: "America", which includes news from New York. Inside has "Letters Written by the late Jonathan Swift" which include the text of one of his recently published letters from 1735.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice... See More
February 04, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 4, 1865
* Peace Conference - Abraham Lincoln
* 13th Amendment abolishing slavery
Among the articles: "THE PEACE CONFERENCE" "Arrival of the Rebel Commissioners at Fortress Monroe" "The Conference Probably Ended" "From Savannah - Sherman's Campaign..." "Important If True - Deflection of Prominent Rebel Generals...&qu... See More
October 21, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 21, 1779
* John Paul Jones
* Defeat of the HMS Serapis
* Captain Richard Pearson
* Revolutionary War naval
Inside includes: "A Proclamation" by the governor of New York concerning the hostile actions of France against England.
But certainly the most significant content is the very early report of the naval battle between John Paul Jones... See More
May 26, 1798
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 26, 1798
* President John Adams
A nice issue for display as the front page contains not just one but six letters, each signed in type by the president: JOHN ADAMS. There are two more letters signed by Adams on page 2.
These letters are in response to letters sent to him by people or groups in Lancaster & Harrisburg, Penna., and also Burlington &... See More
April 28, 1694
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, April 28, 1694
* 17th century vegan farmer
This interesting question/answer format newspaper begins with a question concerning: "...Robert Cooke...and why he doth not eat fish, flesh; milk, butter &etc. nor drink wine nor beer...nor wear woolen clothes (but linnen)...". Cook's answer is lengthy and detailed.
Robert Cook w... See More
July 20, 1853
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 20, 1853
* Rare antebellum publication
The back page has a lengthy "Proclamation by the President of the United States" signed in type: Franklin Pierce, concerning the sale of public land.
Four pages, various news of the day & other ads, evenly toned, generally good.... See More
June 06, 1860
NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 1860
* Albert W. Hicks confesses to his crimes
* Last pirate executed in the United States
The front page has over half a column headed: "The Murders On the Oyster Sloop" "A Partial Confession from Hicks--He Admits His Guilt & Details Some of the Particulars of the Tragedy".
His name was Albert W. Hicks, aka William Johnson and &q... See More
November 11, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 11, 1864
* Abraham Lincoln's re-election
* Jefferson Davis message
More than the first column of the front page is taken up with: "Jeff. Davis' Message" "He Opposes the Theory, but Urges the Practice of Arming the Slaves" "Rebel Currency & Foreign Intervention" "Strong Comments by the Richmond Papers" with t... See More
May 03, 1888
SOUTHWEST SENTINEL, Silver City, New Mexico, May 3, 1888
* Very rare issue from the Southwest
* Billy the Kid was arrested here twice
This is a very scarce newspaper from the territory of New Mexico, 26 years before statehood.
The front page has some news items and ads, with inside pages almost entirely taken up with advertisements. A terrific opportunity for a rare & early title ... See More
August 16, 2005
LOS ANGELES TIMES, August 16, 2005 The Calendar section includes several popular movie advertisements for the month. These include an opening week ad for "SKELETON KEY" and a second week ad for "THE DUKE'S OF HAZARD". Additionally, there are ads for "WEDDING CRASHERS", "BAD NEWS BEARS, and "SKY HIGH".
All major sections are pr... See More
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