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675848

Front page print shows Lincoln being assassinated...

Item #675848

April 29, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Apr. 29, 1865  This issue remains one of the most desired for this historic, tragic event, as it is one of the only newspapers in the country which included a front page graphic showing the actual assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Over half of the front page is taken up with a very dramatic print captioned: "Assassination of President ... See More  

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$625.00
675338

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #675338

March 27, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 27, 1862  Near the top of the front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. 

See the photo for the complete ad which notes the listing of the cast, including: "L... See More  

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$65.00
675334

Uriah Levy's death report... John Wilkes Booth perfoms on stage...

Item #675334

March 24, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 24, 1862  Perhaps the most notable content is the very brief, but historic page 3 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, War of 1812 hero, and credited for abolishing the disciplinary procedure of flogging. He also became the owner of Jefferson's Monticello and use personal funds for restoration work.

Also ... See More  

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$275.00
675202

John Wilkes Booth & his brothers... On stage together for the only time...

Item #675202

March 31, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 31, 1862



* John Wilkes Booth & his brothers: together for this one time

* Assassin of President Lincoln in advertisement




Although the front page and pages within contain various reports on the Civil War and other events across the country and the world, perhaps the most intriguing item in this newspaper is an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical perform... See More  

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$57.00
672496

Frederic Remington illustrations...

Item #672496
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, November, 1889  "The Mexican Army" article contains fourteen illustrations of various sizes by Frederic Remington. Other articles within the issue are: "York"; "At Grande Anse"; "A Century of Hamlet" which includes illustrations of Junius Brutus Booth and Edwin Booth, father and brother of John Wilkes Booth, ... See More  

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$64.00
671225

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #671225

March 19, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 19, 1862 



* John Wilkes Booth theater ad

* Civil War original reporting




Page 2 contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of Richard III at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.  See the photo for the complete ad which notes ... See More  

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667965

Front page print shows Lincoln being assassinated...

Item #667965

April 29, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Apr. 29, 1865 



* Famous Abraham Lincoln assassination issue



This issue remains one of the most desired for this historic, tragic event, as it is one of the only newspapers in the country which included a front page graphic showing the actual assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Over half of the front page is taken up with a very dramatic... See More  

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$730.00
667317

A theatrical review of John Wilkes Booth & his brothers...

Item #667317

November 29, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 29, 1864 



* John Wilkes Booth theatrical review

* General William T. Sherman

* March to the sea




Although the front page and pages within contain various reports on the Civil War, perhaps the most intriguing item is a somewhat inconspicuous page 5 review of a theatrical performance at the Winter Garden theater.

A one night performance was set for November 25 to be... See More  

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$197.00
666743

Fine column headlines on Lincoln's funeral... Letter by John Wilkes Booth...

Item #666743

April 20, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 20, 1865



* Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral

* John Wilkes Booth letter re. plot




This is one of the more displayable issues on the funeral of Abraham Lincoln printed just 5 days after his death. Uncommonly large type used in the one column headlines which take two-thirds of the first column on the front page (see), beginning with: "THE RITES"... See More  

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$188.00
666285

Terrific display issue on Lincoln's assassination...

Item #666285

April 16, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 16, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln's assassination

* John Wilkes Booth- Ford's Theatre




This date was a Sunday, and only rarely were Sunday newspapers bound into volumes held by libraries. As such, this date is arguably more scarce than the issue of April 15.

And when it comes to graphic appeal, I would suggest that this edition of the 16th surpasses that of the... See More  

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$1,765.00
665711

Abe Lincoln is assassinated... One of the most desired titles...

Item #665711

April 15, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth




Not only this event but this title remain among the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.

The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President Lin... See More  

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$2,450.00
665671

Polygamy among the Mormons... John Wilkes Booth's horse...

Item #665671

January 14, 1881

FINDLAY DAILY JEFFERSONIAN, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1881 



* Polygamy & the Mormons

* John Wilkes Booth's horse




Page 2 has two interesting, brief items: "It is asserted that the horse which John Wilkes Booth rode to the place of his capture after President Lincoln's assassination, belongs to an Abington, Mass. man & is a good traveler, though 23 yrs old." 

Also: &... See More  

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$46.00
664744

John Wilkes Booth performs at Ford's Theater for the final time...

Item #664744

March 18, 1865

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1865 



* John Wilkes Booth as an actor at Ford's Theatre

* Only weeks prior to Abraham Lincoln's assassination




A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

The front page has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which incl... See More  

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$475.00
664256

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #664256

March 28, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 28, 1862 



* Actor John Wilkes Booth play advertisement

* 3 years prior to Abraham Lincoln's assassination

* American Civil War reporting




The front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wil... See More  

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$67.00
663964

First report of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #663964

April 15, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth




This newspaper had already set their front page Civil War reports when the news of Lincoln's assassination came in causing them to report the tragic news on an inside page.

The photos show the page four column heads stating that President Lincoln had been shot. I... See More  

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$878.00
662688

Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth...

Item #662688

April 26, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 26, 1879 



* Actor Edwin Booth & Mark Gray

* Attempted assassination

* Early Arizona mining discoveries




Page 2 has a nearly full column article headed: "THE TRAGEDIAN TALKS" "Mr. Edwin Booth Interview His Assailant" "Subsequently Submitting to the Reportorial Pump" "Mark Gray Undoubtedly a Monomaniac" "His... See More  

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662282

Actor Edwin Booth assassination attempt... Tombstone: a miner's dream...

Item #662282

April 24, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, April 24, 1879 



* Actor Edwin Booth & Mark Gray

* Attempted assassination (1st report)

* Early Arizona mining discoveries




Page 4 has an article headed: "'A CRAZY CRITIC" "Edwin Booth Narrowly Escapes Assassination" "Two Shot Fired at the Distinguished Actor" and more on the brother of John Wilkes Booth.

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661884

John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater...

Item #661884

November 13, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1863 



* John Wilkes Booth as an actor

* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre




A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

Page 3 has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which has three mentions of the name J. Wilkes Booth: "... See More  

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661630

One of the best Lincoln assassination issues...

Item #661630

April 22, 1865

WASHINGTON WEEKLY CHRONICLE, D.C., April 22, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

* From our nation's capital




Truly a terrific issue, for being a weekly newspaper this was the first report of this event in this title, and better yet it is from the city where the assassination happened. A notable--and very uncommon--g... See More  

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$1,275.00
661557

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #661557

March 26, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 26, 1862 



* John Wilkes Booth theater ad

* Civil War original reporting




The front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. 

See the photo for the complete ad wh... See More  

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$65.00
659498

Abraham Lincoln's 1st responder death...

Item #659498

June 14, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 14, 1932



* Dr. Charles Augustus Leale M.D. death

* Doctor who attended Abraham Lincoln

* Amelia Earhart visits Brussels, Belgium




Page 9 has a one column heading: "Mrs. Putnam Honored By Belgian King" with subhead. (see)

Page 21 has a one column heading: "DR. C. A. LEALE DIES; SAW LINCOLN SHOT" with subheads and photo. (see) Charles Leale was th... See More  

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658487

Perhaps the best to be had on Lincoln's assassination... A Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #658487

April 15, 1865

DAILY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic 1st report)

* It is BEST to have reports from the city where it occurred




As might be imagined newspapers from Washington reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are exceedingly scarce and exceedingly desirable. Although newspapers from New York & Philadelphia remain among the... See More  

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656484

Lincoln's funeral in Philadelphia and New York City...

Item #656484

April 24, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination 

* Funeral - Obsequies in Philadelphia

* Hunt for John Wilkes Booth




All columns on all eight pages are black-bordered for the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Over half of the front page first column is taken up with heads including: "THE FUNERAL" "The Lying in State in Independence Hall, Philadelp... See More  

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$139.00
655133

John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater... The date Lincoln attended the performance!

Item #655133

November 09, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 1863 



* Abraham Lincoln attends Ford's Theatre (day of)

* Actor John Wilkes Booth performs




A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

Near the top of the front page is a great article headed: "Ford's New Theatre" which includes in pa... See More  

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654614

Edwin Booth reccomends Cocoa Beef Tonic...

Item #654614

June 16, 1881

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, June 16, 1881



* Edwin Booth, renowned actor

* brother of John Wilkes Booth




Page 4 has a one column heading: "Edwin Booth," which quotes him as saying: "It did me much good," says this celebrated actor, "in speaking of the *Liebig Co's Cocoa Beef Tonic. Beware of imitations. Ask for Cocoa Beef Tonic."

Other news a... See More  

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654277

The day Lincoln was buried, in a newspaper from the city where he was buried...

Item #654277

May 04, 1865

ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, May 4, 1865  Obviously a damaged newspaper however this is a newspaper from Lincoln's hometown, with coverage of his funeral & interment, and from the city where Lincoln was buried.

Although the front page has some content concerning the closing events of the Civil War and the trial of Lincoln's conspirators, the prime Lincoln content is on pa... See More  

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652372

John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater...

Item #652372

November 05, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 1863 



* John Wilkes Booth as an actor

* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre




A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

Near the top of the front page is an article headed: "Ford's New Theatre--The Lady of Lyons". The writer reports on t... See More  

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650711

Actor John Wilkes Booth performance ad...

Item #650711

October 01, 1863

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct.1, 1863  It's always great to find news or advertisement tidbits about historic figures long before their names would draw national or international attention. Here is a great example.

Near the top of the front page is an intriguing advertisement for the play "The Apostate" at the Howard Anthenaeum, noting the role of Pescara is to be played by &quo... See More  

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$56.00
609917

Gov. Brownlow offers a reward for the captuure of the former governor...

Item #609917

May 10, 1865

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, May 10, 1865  W. G. Brownlow, or  Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his ferve... See More  

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

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$188.00
606957

Junius Brutus Booth death...

Item #606957

December 02, 1852

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, December 2, 1852



* Junius Brutus Booth death (1st report)

* Patriarch of family of tragedians - actors

* John Wilkes & Edwin's father




The front page has a small heading: "Death of Mr. Booth the Tragedian" See image for very brief report here. Unfortunate for the small article here but still a 1st report in this venerable newspaper title.

Other news ... See More  

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597678

Actor Edwin Booth has a stroke ?...

Item #597678

April 04, 1889

KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, April 4, 1889 



* Edwin Booth has a stroke ? 

* American actor - John Wilkes brother
 



The front page has one column headlines: "BOOTH TOO ILL TO APPEAR"and "He Breaks Down In The Performance Of 'Othello'"



See photos for text here. Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, very minor margin... See More  

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551968

Concerning the remains of John Wilkes Booth...

Item #551968

September 19, 1867

NEW-YORK TIMES, NY, September 19, 1867 



* John Wilkes Booth 

* Mother's wish denied 




Page 5 has a report from Baltimore: "The Government Refuse to Give the Remains of Wilkes Booth to His Brother"



The Report reads: "Mr. Edwin Booth...has made application again for the remains of his brother, pleading...that his mother, being very aged, craves the dead body... See More  

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177220

Remembering Abraham Lincoln....

Item #177220

February 13, 1909

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 13, 1909  The color cover of Abraham Lincoln (by Stanton Palmer) is not included.  However, all other Lincoln related coverage (prints and text), as shown in the images, are present - including the standard cover with which includes Abraham Lincoln.

This issue has photos and an article of "Lincoln's Last Hours" and an illustration of... See More  

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172880
Item #172880

April 29, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865 The frontpage has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.

Inside text articles are entitled "Abraham Lincoln", "President Johnson", "Mr. Seward", "Great Pan Is Dead" and "The Folly... See More  

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173728

Burial of Captain Hall...

Item #173728

June 07, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 7, 1873 (supplement not included - see note below)

The front page features a full page illustration: 'The Burial of Captain Hall' with an accompanying article and a map illustration of 'The North Polar Region' of his expedition. Nice full page with 3 illustrations on: 'The Bender Murders Near Cherryvale, Kansas'. Three illustrations on: ... See More  

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173250

Thomas Nast's: 'Wilkes Booth the Second'...

Item #173250

November 07, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 7, 1868 The front page of this issue features a political illustration by Thomas Nast entitled "Wilkes Booth the Second" with an associated article "The Policy of Assassination". Inside is a very nice full page illustration: 'At the Market, Richmond, Virginia.' Two half-page illustrations are from the Earthquake at Ica, Peru. A fu... See More  

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172884
Item #172884

May 13, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 13, 1865  The front page features a large print of: "Andrew Johnson" who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as President. The balance of the front page is a lengthy biography of him.

There are several prints within which relate to the Abraham Lincoln funeral and the hunting & killing of John Wilkes Booth. Included are prints captioned: "Sergeant B... See More  

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