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March 23, 1889
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 23, 1889 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 baseball, and in additional has round portraits of th... See More
November 18, 1857
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 18, 1857 Page 6 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon War" which has a report from military officers on the situation: "...confirming the destruction of the supply trains...". This is followed by a letter from the: "Governor's Office Utah Territory" written to: "The Offic... See More
October 31, 1880
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, October 31, 1880 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 popular culture. This issue was printed just under a year before the fam... See More
November 30, 1641
NOUVELLES, Paris, France, November 30, 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 backing by... See More
December 24, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 24, 1881 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 print captioned: "Christmas Fancies - 'Don'... 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
April 16, 1912
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, California, April 16, 1912 A great issue on the sinking of the Titanic with banner headline: "GIGANTIC LINER TITANIC SINKS; 1500 LOST OF 2200 SOULS ABOARD ONLY 866 ARE RESCUED" "Women and Children Placed in Life Boats Are Picked Up" with additional subheads.
And graphically a great issue, with a photo of the Titanic and two interior photos, a pho... See More
December 16, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 16, 1795 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 Statements of the Account for compensation of the President of the Un... See More
July 07, 1876
THE WORLD, New York, July 7, 1876 Fine front page coverage of the Custer massacre which included a column-wide map described in the text headed: "The Battle-Ground" and reading: "The following map of the Big Horn region of Montana and Wyoming presents in sufficient detail for the purposes of the reader, the scene of the recent battles between the Indians and Custer on the Litt... See More
Item #667277THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware.
The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of America where a Degree of Latitude was Measured for the Royal Society: By Cha. Mason, & ... See More
March 05, 1782
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 5, 1782
* Rare Revolutionary War publication
* General George Washington pardons
The feature of this issue is the: "PROCLAMATION" which appears near the top of page 2, signed in type by: George Washington. It mentions in part: "Whereas there is good reason to believe that there are many deserters from 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 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 American Constitutional Law and the Rights of Conscience". One bit notes... 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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