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March 23, 1889
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 23, 1889
* Great baseball prints - illustrations
Note: this is just a portion of the issue, 8 pages but including the mentioned centerfold.
This terrific double page centerfold is captioned: "The American Baseball Players at Kennington Oval--Visit of the Prince of Wales". It includes some 19 scenes of various "plays" in basebal... See More
October 31, 1880
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, October 31, 1880
* Best Old West title to be had
* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in... See More
November 30, 1641
NOUVELLES, Paris, France, November 30, 1641
* 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 in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste... See More
December 24, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 24, 1881
* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving
The full front page is a great Santa Claus print by the famed artist Thomas Nast: "Caught!" showing Santa with a child's arms around him.
Thomas Nast is credited with creating the modern version of Santa Claus.
The doublepage centerfold is also a nice Thomas Nast Christmas pr... See More
November 30, 1665
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Nov. 30, 1665
* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had
This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Plus this is the #5 issue, only the fifth to be published.
Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had rem... See More
April 11, 1865
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TIMES, New York, April 11, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee's surrender
* Appomattox Court House signing
Page 2 begins with: "The Crowning Victory" "Victory--Peace" with the leading dispatch reading: "This department has received the official report of the SURRENDER, THIS DAY, OF GEN. LEE AND HIS ARMY TO LIEUT. GENERAL GRANT, on the terms proposed by... See More
October 27, 1886
SUPPLEMENT TO FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 27, 1886 Despite its flaw, this is a terrific, dramatic, and huge print of: "The Bartholdi Statue Of Liberty, On Bedloe's Island, New York Harbor" at night time. A quite rare print which I don't believe we have offered before.
It measures 22 by 33 inches. There are numerous archival repairs to the blank reverse, ... See More
December 16, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 16, 1795
* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
Most of the front page is taken up with the continuation of: "Mr. Hamilton's Explanation" which is signed by him in type: Alexander Hamilton. The controversy seems to relate to expenses for the President. Also on the ftpg. are: "Quarterly Sta... See More
July 04, 1901
ALASKA FORUM, Rampart, Alaska, July 4, 1901
* Klondike gold rush era
* Very rare publication
This is the volume 1, number 41 issue of a newspaper from this mining town which lasted only until 1906. Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only the Alaska Historical Society has scattered issues of this title and they do not have this date.
Various local ... See More
August 24, 1778
THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Aug. 24, 1778
* Battle of Monmouth - New Jersey
* Sir Henry Clinton vs. George Washington
* American Revolutionary War
Such "extraordinary" issues were created when notable news was received outside the normal printing schedule and the publisher wanted to rush the news to the people as quickly as possible.
The purpose of this issue is t... See More
July 01, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 1, 1779
* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication
A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #16 issue.
The front page has a report about the precarious situation of the American currency. Also ... See More
March 13, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 13, 1781
* Rare Revolutionary War title
* General Nathanael Greene
* Events in the South
Most of the front page is taken up with reports concerning the: "Account of the Examination& Commitment of John Trumbull, for High Treason", some of the "rebel governor" of Connecticut who was ... See More
Two accounts of Bunker Hill, Washington becomes commander-in-chief, so much more. In a Virginia newspaper...
July 14, 1775
VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775
* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston
* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief
This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonia... See More
November 21, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 21, 1861
* Rabbi-Chaplains & the Army
* Jews - Jewish - Judaica - Judaism
Page 6 has 1 1/2 columns with much related to The Chaplaincy Controversy of 1861, a noteworthy event in Jewish American History. Until this time, only Christian clergymen were permitted to serve as U.S. Chaplains.
The article is headed: "An Israelite's Opinions of ... See More
October 19, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1776
* Battle of Quebec w/ Benedict Arnold
* American Revolutionary War
This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
Page 2 has a letter from "A soldier" mentioning: "As the public have, no doubt, rec... See More
December 29, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 29, 1866 The front page has a lengthy poem with a related print titled: "The Setter's Christmas Eve". Inside contains a full page: "Hauling Home the Christmas Boughs"; halfpg: "Scene of the Holy Nativity, Bethlehem" & "The Wise Men Following the Star in the East". Also: a halfpg: "John Surratt"... See More
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