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680044

Great map of the West Indies & America...

Item #680044
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762  Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day Texas, with all of Central America and all of the Cari... See More  

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$440.00
680042

Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Olympics....

Item #680042

July 19, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1912  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 incredible athletic prowess was discovered by "Pop" Warner, one of the most influential coaches in early football history.... See More  

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680041

Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold... In a Carlisle newspaper...

Item #680041

July 09, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1912  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 incredible athletic prowess was discovered by "Pop" Warner, one of the most influential coaches in early football history. ... See More  

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$425.00
680024

James Dean... one of the best to be had on the iconic teen actor...

Item #680024

September 29, 1955

MOTION PICTURE DAILY, Sept. 29, 1955  James Dean remains a cultural icon of the troubled & struggling teen from the 1950's, and his aura only increased when he died young in a car crash on September 30, 1955, the day after this issue was published. Although he only starred in 3 films (his third, "Giant", was released posthumously) his premature death cemented his legendary s... See More  

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$550.00
680005

Period mention of the great London Fire...

Item #680005

January 28, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, January 28, 1666 (1667 by today's calendar). 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest newspapers to be had




It is very rare to find any period mention of the great London Fire of 1666 in newspapers of the day, certainly one reason being the death of publications in print at that time--very few beyond the London Gazette.

The back pag... See More  

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679668

"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #679668

December 15, 1854

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Dec. 15, 1854  We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Among the various articles in this issue are those headed "A Hundred Thousand Victims!!" "Liberia&quo
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678716

Terrific & displayable baseball print...

Item #678716

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886 



* Collectible 19th century baseball print



The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a... See More  

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$275.00
678714

Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #678714

October 02, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807 



* Lewis and Clark expedition



Page 3 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 followed by another d... See More  

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$475.00
678703

This magazine is not recorded in "History of American Magazines"...

Item #678703

March 01, 1865

THE SOLDIER'S CASKET, Philadelphia, March, 1865 



* Very rare title



This is the volume 1, number 3 issue of a title which lasted but 12 issues, January thru December, 1865. There is no record of it in Mott's "History of American Magazines" and nor can I find information on the internet. It is recorded in "Union List of Serials" which notes that it is held by 8... See More  

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$185.00
678642

Talk about a "screaming" headline on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake...

Item #678642

April 20, 1906

HEARST'S BOSTON AMERICAN, April 20, 1906  When it came to dramatic headlines, the Hearst newspapers were always among the best. This front page does not dissappoint.

Not much needs to be said beyond what can be seen in the photo. Huge & bold letters scream the earthquake tragedy in San Francisco.

Note: present are pages 1-4 only, both loose at the spine. A bit of minor chipping at t... See More  

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678639

'Oh, the humanity!'...

Item #678639

May 07, 1937

LOS ANGELES EXAMINER--EXTRA, May 7, 1937  This is arguably the very best Hindenburg disaster issue we have offered in our 45 years.

See the photos for the terrific from page. Although there were many photos of the Hindenburg tragedy at various stages, the most notable is the one shown here, taken within seconds of the initial explosion showing the large ball of flames with the Hindenburg yet... See More  

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678543

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #678543

May 04, 1732

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, January 14, 1728-9  The double-date is due to the use of two calendars at the time, the older Julian and the more modern Gregorian. The year by the Gregorian calendar is 1729.

 As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1729. And al... See More  

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678533

The Wright brothers fly...

Item #678533

December 18, 1903

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, California, Dec. 18, 1903  Of all the scientific achievements of the 20th century which changed life as we know it, near the top of the list should be powered flight. But with so many false claims of flight during the previous 30+ years, not all newspapers took notice to the flight of the Wright brothers on December 17.

This newspaper did.

The top of page 7 has an a... See More  

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$755.00
678532

Great issue reporting the "Battle of Los Angeles"...

Item #678532

February 25, 1942

HERALD EXPRESS, Los Angeles, Feb. 25, 1942  Simply a great issue for display on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles".

The front page has a quite large & dramatic headline: "BATTLE ENEMY AIR RAIDERS OVER L. A." with a smaller banner heading noting: "Shrapnel Falls in Long Beach Streets" with subheads.

This event was a curious incident of World War II... See More  

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678525

American broadside with the King's announcement that America is free & independent...

Item #678525

February 24, 1783

American broadside proclaiming the King's announcement that America is independent.



This is an exceedingly historic broadside (printed on one side only) "Printed by John Carter" as noted at the bottom, who was the publisher of the 'Providence Gazette & Country Journal', in which the King of England formally recognizes the independence of the American colonies.
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677502

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

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



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
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677278

Homer's famous "Snap The Whip"...

Item #677278

September 20, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 20, 1873 (at a reduced price)   This issue has a double page centerfold titled: "Snap The Whip" done by famed artist Winslow Homer. This print, considered by many to be the most desirable illustrations done by Homer to appear in Harper's Weekly--and arguably the most desired issue from the 60 year run of the newspaper--features sever... See More  

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676923

The beginning of the U.S. Navy's relationship with San Diego ?...

Item #676923

July 23, 1913

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, July 23, 1913



* Naval Base San Diego to be born ?



A nice issue on the pre-founding era of the United States Navy's relationship with San Diego, one which has grown tremendously ever since 1917 to become the home port of the Pacific Fleet, a base composed of 13 piers, with over 24,000 military personnel and over 10,000 civilian workers.  The U.... See More  

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$58.00
676628

Knute Rockne named Notre Dame coach...

Item #676628

February 21, 1918

NEW YORK TIMES, February 21, 1918  Here is a terrific report for any Notre Dame fan. A small one column headlines near the bottom of page 12 announces: "NEW NOTRE DAME COACH" "Rockne Appointed to Succeed Harper as Athletic Director" which tells of the hiring of Knute Rockne as the new coach for the Fighting Irish. Rockne would put Notre Dame on the map as a football powerh... See More  

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$285.00
676627

One of the more rare titles from the Civil War we have offered...

Item #676627

April 05, 1865

GRANT'S PETERSBURG PROGRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, April 5, 1865 



* Extremely rare military title

* General Ulysses S. Grant

* The Siege of Petersburg ending

* Civil War coming to an end




An exceedingly rare newspaper and the first we have had the opportunity to offer. This newspaper lasted but four issues, printing on April 3, 5, 7 and 10 of 1865 by officers of the 37th Wisconsi... See More  

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676625

Benedict Arnold on the Battle of Quebec... Ethan Allen in irons...

Item #676625

February 22, 1776

NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 



* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War




The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More  

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676621

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #676621

December 07, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 7, 1641  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 in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backi... See More  

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676620

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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676613

Thomas Nast Santa...

Item #676613

December 30, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871 



* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving



The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.

Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to ... See More  

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676076

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #676076

February 11, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see)

This is the only periodical we have ever ... See More  

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676032

Bob Dylan transitions from acoustic to electric: his Forest Hills concert...

Item #676032

September 02, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Sept. 2, 1965 



* Bob Dylan & his electric guitar

* His famous Forest Hills concert




The front page features a photo of Bob Dylan captioned: "Dylan Stirred Up Forrest Hills". Also on the ftpg, & concluding inside, is a detailed account of the Dylan's very notable & controversial performance at Forest Hills of just 5 days earlier. Por... See More  

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675381

One of the earliest 17th century newspapers you will find...

Item #675381

February 23, 1641

GAZETTE, Paris, France, February 23, 1641  (date is in the imprint at the bottom of the back page).



* Earliest of newspapers to be had



This extremely early newspaper is filled with news reports with datelines from throughout Europe, including Naples, Rome, Nuremberg, Frankfort, Amsterdam, Cologne, with the back two pages containing reports from France. There are no advertisements.

This... See More  

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$360.00
675108

From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...

Item #675108

July 20, 1889

DEADWOOD DAILY PIONEER, Black Hills, (South Dakota) July 20, 1889  This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light. It attracted larger-than-life Old West figures including Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and Wild Bill Hickok (who was killed the... See More  

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675096

The first appearance of Mark Twain in a national magazine...

Item #675096
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, December, 1866  Inside has the very first appearance of Mark Twain in a national magazine with his story" "Forty-Three Days In An Open Boat. Compiled from Personal Diaries".

This is a nine page article almost entirely consumed by the diary of one of the boat's survivors, Samuel Ferguson. Mark Twain found his story compelling and... See More  

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675086

Perhaps the best publication for any baseball collector...

Item #675086

October 10, 1867

THE BALL PLAYERS' CHRONICLE, New York, Oct. 10, 1867  A very rare & desired title by any baseball collector as this was the first magazine in America devoted primarily to baseball.

Edited by the legendary Henry Chadwick, this paper lasted but 30 issues, from June 6 thru December 26, 1867 before changing its name to the 'American Chronicle' (which in turn lasted only 31 issues... See More  

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674806

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #674806

July 04, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Boston, July 4, 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 composed, printed, & p... See More  

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674737

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674737

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

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674736

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674736

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

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674730

Lincoln is buried in Springfield...

Item #674730

May 05, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 5, 1865  Among the front page column heads are: "The Conspiracy" "Arrest of Booth's Messenger in Brooklyn" "Surratt In Canada" "Jeff. Davis Loses All His Gold: "THE BURIAL" "The final Obsequies to the Dead President" "Ceremony of Interment at the Home of Mr. Lincoln" "Consignment of His Body to the ... See More  

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674496

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #674496
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787  This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company of Philadelphia note that it can not be definitively determined which of... See More  

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674398

Lindbergh flies the Atlantic...

Item #674398

May 22, 1927

DES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER, Iowa, May 22, 1927  As uneventful as it seems today, Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927 made him the sensation of the decade. Newspapers around the world heralded his accomplishment and in France, where he landed, he was lauded as a hero.

The banner headline announces: "LINDBERGH IN PARIS" with a subhead: "Daring Flyer R... See More  

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674380

Neil Armstrong steps on the moon...

Item #674380

July 21, 1969

WAPAKONETA DAILY NEWS, Ohio, July 21, 1969  A great issue on this significant event as this newspaper is from Neil Armstrong's hometown. Typically issues of this date carried a headline "Man Walks On Moon" but this hometown newspaper personalized the report honoring their local hero with: "NEIL STEPS ON THE MOON".

This is likely the only newspaper in the country with ... See More  

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674364

Charles Manson and the Tate murders...

Item #674364

August 10, 1969

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Aug. 10, 1969  A terrific and early report considered by some to be the "crime of the century", the murder of Sharon Tate and four others, which would ultimately be found to be the work of the followers of Charles Manson.

This report is so early that it does not include the murder of Mr. & Mrs. LaBianca which happened on the day this newspaper was published.

T... See More  

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674360

Statehood for Israel...

Item #674360

May 14, 1948

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, May 14, 1948  The front page has an extremely historic and desirable report headed: "First Hebrew Nation Proclaimed By Jews" with the subhead: " 'State Of Israel' Becomes Reality After Midnight" and other small subheads. The ftpg. also includes photos headed: "Palestine Defender, Invader" being photos of "David Ben ... See More  

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673887

Features an engraving of the mining town of Salida, Colorado...

Item #673887

May 13, 1882

MOUNTAIN MAIL, Salida, Colorado, May 13, 1882



* Very rare Old West title

* Town view print




Printed in the masthead is: "Colorado Produces Millions of Silver, and Silver Is King." A very rare title, as there are no institutions noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) which have any holdings of this title. The holdings of the only one listed (Kansas St. Hist. Soc.) was ... See More  

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$260.00
673608

A Tombstone newspaper with an ad for the O.K. Corral...

Item #673608

November 21, 1886

THE DAILY TOMBSTONE, Arizona, November 21, '86 (1886)



* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare advertisement of the famed livery stable




This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang. I would almost suggest that this title is more ... See More  

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$400.00
673544

The premiere issue of the war: the Declaration of Independence…

Item #673544

August 17, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




Certainly the overriding significance of this issue is the complete printing of arguably the most important document in American history, headed: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America... See More  

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$13,500.00
673541

Washington's third state-of-the-union address...

Item #673541

November 03, 1791

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 5, 1791 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Over half of page 2 & a part of page 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with th... See More  

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673475

Washington rejects an honor... Delegates to the Constitutional Convention...

Item #673475

October 11, 1787

THE NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Oct. 11, 1787 (year in Roman numerals)  This is one of the better issues we have discovered on the early work by the states in ratifying the recently proposed federal Constitution.

Page 4 has a great report from Phila. on Pennsylvania's swift action in considering the proposed federal Constitution. A few bits note: "...a petition... See More  

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673405

Notable cartoon on the plight of Jewish refugees...

Item #673405

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  

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$265.00
673248

Diagram of the fort at Bunker's Hill...

Item #673248
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775  A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, Jun... See More  

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673228

With both maps, of Chagre and St. Augustine...

Item #673228
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1740 



* St. Augustine, Florida foldout map



Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, & the English Camp before it June 20, 1740" which is a very nice print showing the castle along the Matanza River plus the position of various ships, troops,... See More  

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$330.00
673208

Richmond falls... End of the Civil War is near... President Lincoln confirms...

Item #673208

April 04, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1865 



* Best Richmond falls

* Great for display




This is one of the more graphic issues of the Times from the entire Civil War, obviously celebrating the triumphant report of General U.S. Grant capturing the capital of the Confederacy. With this event the end of the Civil War was but days away.

The dominating feature of the front page is the great engraving of ... See More  

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$765.00
673127

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #673127

August 23, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, Aug. 23, 1889 



* Very rare Western publication

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame




We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is just the 2nd time we have seen this title. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

Various mining-related items as well as regional & national news reports. ... See More  

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$577.00
673119

'Official' report of the gold discovery in California...

Item #673119

December 07, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 



* Gold discovered in California

* Official government report

* Pre 49ers- Forty-Niners




Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California.

Although there w... See More  

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$325.00
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