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688935

Great Hawaii prints... Gold in the Klondike...

Item #688935

August 07, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 7, 1897 



* Klondike gold rush

* Hawaiian Islands




The full front page is an illustration of: "Rembrandt's Father". Terrific doublepage centerfold: "The Hawaiian Island--Scenes in Honolulu & the Island of Oahu" with 11 scenes, being very displayable. Nice fullpg. with 8 photos of: "The Gold Discoveries in the Klondike... See More  

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$60.00
688925

Captain James Cook in the South Pacific... Early balloon flights...

Item #688925
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska

* Early ballooning flight - Montgolfier




This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.

There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and ... See More  

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$62.00
688615

Caribou Bill death... Yukon gold rush...

Item #688615

November 03, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 3, 1933



* Caribou Bill death

* Yukon gold rush

* Dog sled fame




The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "W. F. COOPER DEAD; FAMOUS IN YUKON" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of William F. Cooper, known for his exploits in the gold region of Alaska. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event... See More  

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688218

Dutch Harbor, Alaska bombed.... Midway...

Item #688218

June 04, 1942

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, San Francisco, June 4, 1942.



* Dutch Harbor, Alaska

* Japanese airplane attack

* Battle of Midway eve




The front page has a one column heading under: "War Highlights" which reads: "Jap Bombers Strike At Dutch Harbor" (see) Interesting having a WWII report in this famous financial publication.

Complete with 8 pages, light toning at the margins, ... See More  

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$52.00
685057

Death of Will Rogers and Wiley Post...

Item #685057

August 16, 1935

THE EVENING BULLETIN, Philadelphia, Aug.  16, 1935 



* Will Rogers & Wiley Post

* Airplane crash - deaths




The top of the front page features a headline on the airplane crash that took the lives of Will Rogers and Wiley Post: "Will Rogers and Wiley Post Are Killed When Plane Falls 50 Feet in North Alaska" with subheads, related photo and map. (see)

Incomplete issue co... See More  

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$47.00
684537

Sacco and Vanzetti in 1927...

Item #684537

August 11, 1927

THE CORDOVA DAILY TIMES, Alaska, August 11, 1927 



* Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

* Electric chair executions days away




The front page has a nice banner headline: "EXECUTION OF VANZETTI AND SACCO STAYED UNTIL AUGUST 22" with subheads. (see)

Eight pages, light even toning, small stamp within the masthead, generally nice.
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684444

The North Alaskan Coast Whaling disaster of 1871...

Item #684444

December 02, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, December 2, 1871



* Whaling disaster of 1871 (1st report)

* Bowhead whales hunting

* Arctic ice jam prints




Full front page political cartoon: 'The Tammany Tiger Strung Up' by the Justice figure. Inside has a fullpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'to Whom It May Concern'. Nice double page centerfold (sewn-in): 'Destruction of the Whaling Fleet in the... See More  

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682730

The Klondike Gold Rush...

Item #682730

July 26, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 26, 1897 



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of a front page column has reports on the Klondike gold rush, with: "NUGGETS OF NEWS" "From the Klondike Gold-Seeking Craze--The Rush" "Four Hundred Miners" "Leave on the Mexico for the Land of the Midnight Sun and Golden Grains--The Alien Act". ... See More  

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682586

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast, with the rare plate of natives from Oonalashka...

Item #682586
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), December, 1784.



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska




Included also is the "Supplement" issue.

This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports ... See More  

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$120.00
681258

Mauch Chunk... Alaska...

Item #681258

October 12, 1878

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 12, 1878  The full ftpg. is a political cartoon showing Ben Butler. Among the prints within are: "Mauch Chunk, Pa." "Pennsylvania--An Autumn View of Mauch Chunk, the 'Switzerland of America' & its Attractions". This town would be re-named "Jim Thorpe". The doublepg. centerfold is a group of 9 prints of: &... See More  

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681073

1898 Klondike Gold Rush... Yukon... Alaska...

Item #681073

January 03, 1898

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 3, 1898



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "ALASKAN TREASURE" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with 4 pages, small libr... See More  

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680974

The Klondike Gold Rush...

Item #680974

July 24, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 24, 1897 



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of a front page column has reports on the Klondike gold rush, with: "KLONDYKE KRAZE" "Continues o Gather Its Victims All Along the Line" "Canada Gets Greedy" "There Will be Telegraph, Express and Other  Facilities Next Year in Dawson City".

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680860

A Winslow Homer Christmas print... Santa Claus...

Item #680860

January 02, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1869  The full front page is a nice print: "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" showing a full-figure Santa Claus carrying a Christmas tree. Inside is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Belles" showing a family in a sleigh.

Another full page has: 'Home for the Holidays" and other prints include: "The Chr... See More  

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680670

Exploring Alaska...

Item #680670

November 15, 1889

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 15, 1889  The full ftpg. is a nice print: "The Exploration of Alaska...En Route to the Alseck River Region". Many prints inside including: "Recent Disastrous Collision at Sea Off Barnegat--Rescue of the Survivors by the Steamer Humboldt' "; much text and a two small prints on: "Our Alaska Expedition--Exploration of th... See More  

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680517

Early print of Sitka, Alaska...

Item #680517

December 01, 1855

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 1, 1855



* Rare Sitka, Alaska view illustration



 The front page has a nice print captioned: "Sitka, The Russian Possession on the North-West Coast of America". This is a very early newspaper print of this Alaska town, from 12 before America would purchase it from Russia.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds wi... See More  

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$56.00
680373

Leaders of the 1915 baseball pennant fight...

Item #680373

October 07, 1915

LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York Oct. 7, 1915  The front cover is a nice, dramatic color print reflecting the action in the early years of World War I captioned: "Directing The Big Guns". Articles within include: "Great Britain's Zeal for War"; The Truth about Alaska - A Land of Great Opportunities"; "Seen in the World of Sport" including photos the leaders... See More  

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679495

1897 Klondike Gold Rush... Yukon... Alaska...

Item #679495

August 06, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 6, 1897



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "CLAIMS LOCATED" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with 4 pages, small librar... See More  

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679424

1912 Kennecott, Alaska copper mines... Jack Smith...

Item #679424

December 14, 1912

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. 14, 1912



* "Tarantula" Jack Smith

* Kennecott, Alaska mines

* Copper mines discoveries




The front page has a two column heading: "Copper Mine in Alaska Discovered by Arizona Man, richest in World" with subhead and related illustration. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard t... See More  

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679160

1897 Klondike Gold Rush... Yukon... Alaska...

Item #679160

July 21, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 21, 1897



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GOLDEN VISIONS" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with 4 pages, small libra... See More  

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679103

1897 oil & coal discoveries in Alaska

Item #679103

July 13, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 13, 1897



* Oil and coal discoveries

* Alaska petroleum




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BIG OIL DISCOVERY" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with 4 pages, a few sm... See More  

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679060

1897 Klondike Gold Rush... Yukon... Alaska...

Item #679060

October 02, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Oct. 2, 1897



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada

* Skagway & Dawson City




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "FROM THE DIGGINGS" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Com... See More  

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676540

Exploring the vicinity of Alaska...

Item #676540
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1754 

 Perhaps the most interesting item is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &c."

This artic
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Item from Catalog 320 (released for July, 2022)...

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676398

See the wealth of nice prints...

Item #676398

July 05, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 5, 1890  The full ftpg. has 2 prints regarding: "Coney Island Jockey Club--The Great Match Race Between Tenny and Salvator...".

Prints inside include: "The Swampers of the Lower Mississippi"; a full page on: "The Alaska Expedition"; a full pg: "...Yale-Princeton Contest for the College Baseball Championship&quo... See More  

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676137

1912 Novarupta volcano eruption in Alaska...

Item #676137

June 11, 1912

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 11, 1912



* Novarupta volcano eruption

* Kodiak & more, Alaska disaster




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BIG DAMAGE IS DONE TO TOWNS IN ALASKA" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in pape... See More  

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675413

Santa Claus... Alaska... St. Croix... Gereenland...

Item #675413
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1872  The first article is a poem: "The Legend of the Mistletoe" which features a nice engraving of Thomas Nast-esque Santa Claus with cupid on his shoulder. The poem continues to take the next 3 pages with one additional illustration.

Also in this issue is an illustrated article: "Holland & the Hollanders" and a n... See More  

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674219

Preparing for the Statue of Liberty... Oklahoma Boomers... Tenement House fire…

Item #674219

May 16, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 16, 1885  The front page is a montage of prints concerning the trial of Richard Short for the assault on Capt. Phelan.

Inside has a very dramatic print of: "The Tenement House Fire...A Father's Desperate Resort--Four Children Thrown from a 3rd Story Window". Another fullpg. shows a reunion of Union & Confederates solders in ... See More  

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673848

Fort Wrangell, Alaska...

Item #673848

May 09, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 9, 1885  Among the prints within are: "Australia - Rabbit Extermination in Victoria" "Alaska--Fort Wrangell, the Military Post & Missionary Station on Wrangell Island" "Canada - The Revolt of the Half-Breeds--Scenes in the Saskatchewan Region" and more.

Sixteen pages, one page with minor staining, good condition.... See More  

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673819

Nome, Alaska destroyed by fire in 1934...

Item #673819

September 18, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 18, 1934



* Nome, Alaska fire disaster

* Norton Sound, Bering Sea




The front page has a one column heading: "FLAMES RAZE NOME; ALL ARE HOMELESS" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the fire disaster at this famous gold mining city.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was pr... See More  

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673744

Early from the wine country of California...

Item #673744

March 14, 1874

THE NAPA REPORTER, Napa City, California, March 14, 1874 



* Rare old West title

* Wine country




Although in the heart of the wine region, for which this city is famous today, its beginnings were centered more on the California Gold rush of 1849. This city became a refuge for miners during the first severe winter of mining & later became an important center for lumber & cattle ra... See More  

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672644

Whaling disaster of 1871....

Item #672644

November 14, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, November 14, 1871



* Whaling disaster of 1871

* Bowhead whales hunting

* Arctic ice jam




Page 5 has an article headed: "The Destruction Of The Arctic Whaling Fleet" "Twelve Hundred Seamen Wrecked--Great Loss OF Life...." and list of the ships lost. Text takes up just over a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, gene... See More  

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672256

Croquet, fishing, and more great prints...

Item #672256

September 06, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 6, 1890  The front page is a great print featuring: "Croquet in Connecticut--The Prize Tournament at Norwich" which includes 4 comic scenes as well.

Among the prints inside are: "A Turpentine Still near New Berne" "A Watermelon Auction on the North River Front, New York City" "Honors to Ericsson..." conce... See More  

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671720

1928 Hubert Wilkins trans-Arctic flight....

Item #671720

April 23, 1928

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 23, 1928 



* Australian polar explorer & aviator Hubert Wilkins

* Trans-arctic airplane flight w/ Carl Ben Eielson

* Point Barrow, Alaska to Spitsbergen, Norway




The front page has a one column heading: "CAPT. WILKINS TELLS STORY OF POLAR FLIGHT" with subhead. (see) Related map on page 2.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Compl... See More  

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671060

1972 missing in Alaska airplane flight mystery...

Item #671060

October 18, 1972

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 18, 1972



* "Missing in Alaska" airplane disappearance

* Hale Boggs & Nick Begich goes missing




The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Hale Bogg's Plane Hunted Along South Alaska Coast" with subhead and photo of Boggs. Coverage continues on page 30 with another photo. (see)

Complete with 80 pages, light crease on the front pa... See More  

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669925

Criticizing the purchase of 'valueless' Alaska...

Item #669925

April 05, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 5, 1867   Page 2 has an interesting editorial headed: "The Russian Treaty" which takes a cynical perspective on the purchase of Alaska from the Russians. Near the end it notes: "...What do we propose to do with this 'slice of the north pole'...For all present uses, it is utterly valueless. Bleak, code & barren, we no ... See More  

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669922

The coming purchase of Alaska: what the land is like...

Item #669922

April 12, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 12, 1867   Page 2 has nearly half a column headed: "Russian America" which is an interesting, objective description of the land the U.S. is about to purchase from Russia.

Four pages, nice condition.

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667986

Small newspaper from an Alaska mining town...

Item #667986

July 04, 1901

ALASKA FORUM, Rampart, Alaska, July 4, 1901 



* Yukon-Koyukuk

* 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  

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666599

1946 Earthquake & Tsunami...

Item #666599

April 03, 1946

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, Hawaii, April 3, 1946.



* Alleutian Islands Earthquake

* Alaska & Hawaii Tsunami




The front page has a very nice banner headline: "HUNT FOR BODIES BY LAND AND SEA" with subheads. Great for display and nice to have in this Hawaii publication, rare as such.

First section only with pages 1-12, two folds, some wear at the central fold with a little
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666349

Japanese occupation of Kiska in 1942...

Item #666349

June 22, 1942

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, June 22, 1942



* Japanese occupation of Kiska

* Aleutian Islands campaign - Alaska

* Pacific theater of World War II




The front page has a nice banner headline: "NEW JAP LANDING IN ALASKA" with subheads that include: "OCCUPY KISKA ISLE; U.S. PILOTS SINK TRANSPORT" and more.

Complete 1st section only with all 16 pages, small library stamp within ma... See More  

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666254

Mount Sanford, Alaska airplane crash....

Item #666254

March 14, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 14, 1948 



* Northwest Airlines Flight 4422

* Douglas C-54 Skymaster airplane

* Mount Sanford (Alaska) crash disaster




The top of page 61 has a one column heading: "AIRLINER WITH 30 CRASHES IN ALASKA" with subhead. (see) First report coverage of Northwest Airlines Flight 4422 crash into Mount Sanford, Alaska. Interesting as the headline suggests that ... See More  

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664826

Supporting the Alaska Purchase...

Item #664826

April 02, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, April 2, 1867 



* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly

* William H. Seward - Russia




Page 6 has an interesting editorial concerning the purchase of Alaska, headed: "The Russo-American Purchase--The Climax of Mr. Seward's Foreign Policy".

The editorial takes close to a full column and is very supportive of the decision, while many of the era were not. It n... See More  

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664597

Rare and very early from the "Alaska Territory"...

Item #664597

July 17, 1886

THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 17, 1886 



* Very rare Alaska Territorial issue



Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by over ten years. This is the volume one, number 37 issue of this title.

The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day,... See More  

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662786

Seward's Folly: the Alaska Purchase...

Item #662786

April 02, 1867

THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL, Indiana, April 2, 1867 



* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly

* William H. Seward - Russia




The front page has a one column heading: "Russian-American Treaty" See photo for brief text on the current negotiations.

Eight pages, irregular along the spine, some staining along folds, generally nice.... See More  

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662300

United States-Russian Treaty: "Seward's Folly"...

Item #662300

June 21, 1867

NEW-YORK HERALD, June 21, 1867 



* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly

* William H. Seward - Russia




The top of page ten has: "Washington" "Proclamation by the President--Ratification of the Treaty With Russia"  which formalized the controversial purchase of Alaska.

The proclamation states in part: "Whereas, The Treaty between the United States...and His M... See More  

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658707

Seward's Folly... Purchase of Alaska...

Item #658707
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida NY April 15, 1867.



* Seward's Folly

* United States purchases Alaska



This 8 page newspaper is in very nice condition, contains news of the day and stories. The back page has a interesting report on the purchase by America of what we know now as Alaska from Russia.

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657870

Northern-most newspaper we have offered...

Item #657870

December 11, 1950

THE MUKLUK TELEGRAPH, Kotzebue, Alaska, Dec. 11, 1950  This newspaper--from a town which is primarily Native American (Eskimo)--is now the northern-most newspaper we have offered, further north than Rampart, Alaska, from which we have offered a few newspapers.

It lies above the Arctic Circle, and the tagline under the title is: "The Arctic's Greatest Newspaper". This is the vol... See More  

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$178.00
656907

Chinese bound for San Francisco...

Item #656907

April 29, 1876

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 29, 1876  Inside are several prints on "The War in the Herzegovina", a full page: "Map of a Portion of Africa" and a doublepg. centerfold: "Chinese Emigration to America: Sketch on Board the Steamship Alaska, Bound for San Francisco".

Complete in 24 pages, very nice, clean condition.

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655003

Report from a letter datelined at Monterey, California, 1786...

Item #655003

May 19, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 19, 1787  Inside has a very rare, early account of a visit to California as part of a voyage to explore the Bering Sea (off Alaska) by Jean-François de Galaup de la Pérouse. It notes in part: "...following melancholy intelligence imparted by one of the companions of Mons. de la Peyrouse during the latter's voyage round the world; it is... See More  

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$85.00
652699

Ratifying "Seward's Folly"...

Item #652699

April 10, 1867

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, April 10, 1867 



* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly

* William H. Seward - Russia

* Votes for ratification - success




Page 4 has a somewhat inconspicuous yet very historic report headed: "Washington" "Special Dispatch to the Republican" "The Purchase of Russia-America". The report mentions there were votes aga... See More  

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$78.00
651478

Skagway, Alaska...

Item #651478

January 11, 1908

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 11, 1908  The full ftpg. is a nice photo: "The Docks at Skagway, the Starting Point of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad". Inside has a related article: "The Most Wonderful Railroad of the North" with an additional 3 photos.

Sixteen pages, ever bound nor trimmed, minimal margin wear, good condition.

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648329

Hubert Wilkins trans-Arctic flight....

Item #648329

April 21, 1928

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, April 21, 1928 



* Australian polar explorer & aviator Hubert Wilkins

* Trans-arctic airplane flight w/ Carl Ben Eielson

* Point Barrow, Alaska to Spitsbergen, Norway




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "WILKINS GETS TO SPITZBERGEN IN POLAR FLIGHT" with subheads. (see) First report coverage here.

Other news, sports a... See More  

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$42.00
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