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THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 14, 1744
* Very rare 18th century magazine
* 1st successful magazine in America
This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of iss... See More
THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, Oct. 3, 1835 A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin and a subtitle: "Or, the Triumph ... See More
DAILY NEWS, New York Aug. 9, 1974 A very dramatic front page with over half of it taken up with: "NIXON RESIGNS". The balance has: "Acts in 'Interest of Nation', Asks for End to Bitterness" and "Ford Will Take Oath at Noon, Kissinger Agrees to Stay On". Much coverage, with photos, on the inside pages and the back page.
Tabloid-size, complete in 88 pages... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 11, 1862
* Abraham Lincoln mockery
* King George III comparison
* From the rebel capital
Half of the front page is taken up with ads, and half with news & other items including: "The Case of Brownlow" "Mr. Thomas' Plan for the Reorganization of the Virginia Forces" "There's Life in the Old Lan... See More
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, May 29, 1847 The top of the front page features a print of: "The New Steam Ship Washington - The First American Ocean Mail Steamer" with related text.
Also on the ftpg. is a large view of: "The Main Plaza In The City of Mexico - View Of the Halls of the Montezumas" with related ftpg. reports on the Mexican War.
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, March 12, 1888 Page 4 has a poem titled: "The First Dandelion", signed in block type: WALT WHITMAN .
This is the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, significant as such. It would later appear in his noteworthy compilation, "Leaves of Grass".
Complete in 10 pages, light toning with more at the edges, mostly l... See More
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, April 20, 1898 A nice banner headline on the on-going Spanish-American War: "DOWN WITH THE SAFFRON FLAG OF SPAIN AFLOAT OVER CUBAN SOIL ! " with various related subheads on the war.
The front page also features a nice graphic captioned: "How the United States' Fleet Would Operate in Waging A Bombardment on Havana."
More war reporti... See More
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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SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 28, 1852 The front page has a nice print captioned: "Rock Bluffs On The Mississippi" with some descriptive text beneath
Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with a bit of fold perforation just above the print, good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
DESERET SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 26, 1890
* 1890 Manifesto - Mormonism & polygamy
* Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* Best publication to be had ? - very rare
This newspaper contains one of the more noteworthy events in Mormon history, that being the printing of the "1890 Manifesto", a statement which officially ceased the practice of plural m... See More
THE DAILY POST, London, Oct. 27, 1730 A single sheet newspaper of folio size with front page news from London & elsewhere in Europe, with the back page taken up with ads.
Red tax stamp at the bottom of the back page. Measures 10 by 16 1/2 inches, the back page has some staining at the spine margin, otherwise good condition.
THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, July 28, 1901 The ftpg. has a short report: "Tramp Robbers" noting: "Two tramps held up Nels Peterson & Benj. Anderson on the train near Belle Plaine...robbing both & beating Peterson & shooting Anderson. Anderson was then thrown from the train & his head cut off by the wheels."
Eight pages, irregular at the spine, otherwise ... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1847 Page 3 has much reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Command" which has reports of the killed & wounded at Cerro Gordo, National Bridge, Paso Ovijas, and at Lasanimas.
Also a report headed: "A Little Later From Vera Cruz" which has much, taking over a full column. There is also ... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1775
* Ethan Allen captured
* Revolutionary War
The front page includes a letter: "To the King" which references the American situation & includes: "...Let then, royal Sire, the liberty of England and America be ever in your heart, then shall the people be free, and America shall yet be happy in the full enjoyment of ... See More
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, April 10, 1852 Included are two pages of: "Traveling In the United States" which includes four prints including steam ship, sleighing, and railroad. Good text as well.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.
LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, Sept. 12, 1861
* Rare pro-Confederate title
* 1st year of the Civil War
Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confed... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1864
* Rare rebel publication
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Additional From The North" "The Revolution in the North--Great Indignation at the Military Arrests of the Administration..." "Disaffection In The Yankee Army--the Soldiers Refusing to Fight--Their Confessions o... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848 The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.
Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.
Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have lai... See More
MOUNTAIN AND PLAIN, Denver, Colorado, Sept. 22, 1911 One of the few newspapers we have seen which has a photograph in the masthead, in this case a photo of the Rocky Mountains.
The front page is part of a continuing article: "Denver's Assets" with a photo.
A volume one issue, 16 pages, 9 by 12 inches, printed on glossy stock newsprint, nice condition.
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 30, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* Famous boxing match - fight
Appearing at the top of the first column on pg. 6 are headlines reporting one of the most famous boxing matches of the nineteenth century involving John Heenan, the American champion, and Tom Sayers, the English champion.
In the third column under "The Great Fight" is a detailed a... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. August 15, 1816 The second page carries an article "A number of the citizens of the District of Columbia, impressed with the importance of forming an association for the purpose of promoting useful knowledge, met on the 28th day of June, 1816,... agreeably to public notice the committee appointed as aforesaid reported the following draft of a con... See More
"Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta, Georgia... Jefferson Davis' stirring address to his soldiers...
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 14, 1864
* Very rare Confederate title
* Publisher on the run
See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper.
Among the front page items are: "President Davis' Address to the Army" which is rather lengthy & signed in type: Jefferson Davis. This is a very nice, rousing address to his sold... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Page 3 has a nice illustration of Edison's recent invention, the phonograph.
Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate idea of its perfo
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, , Virginia, Jan. 19, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has: "Tenure of Cabinet Officers--Report of the Committee on the Judiciary" "which takes most of the page. Also on the front page: "City Intelligence" "Confiscation of Yankee Goods" "Captain John Kennedy" and other smaller items.... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 24, 1863
* From the capital of the Confederacy
* Battle of Chickamauga - Georgia
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "From the Army of Northern Virginia" "From City Point--The Flag of Truce" and more. Perhaps the most interesting item is: "The Late Major General Hood" whic... See More
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, Dec. 17, 1914 The front page is quite displayable being the "Christmas Edition" with a two-color print taking most of the front page, beneath which is text headed: "Christmas Is Near!'
Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.
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
CHRISTMAS NUMBER - FRANK LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 14, 1893 The full front page is a nice print of: "A Christmas Visit to Grandma". Although there are many full page Christmas prints within, certainly the most notable would be the nice full page: "The Christmas Slide" by the famed artist Frank S. Church, showing his iconic bears sliding in the snow.
The complete issu... See More
LE LOUISIANAIS, Convent, Louisiana, April 2, 1870
* Very rare publication from the deep South
A scarce title which existed from 1865 thru 1883, but of which very few issues surface. It is a single sheet newspaper with the front entirely in French while the reverse is in English save for the advertisements, most being in French.
Folio size, wide margins, nice condition.... See More
THE NEW YORK CLIPPER, June 4, 1859 The front page features a print of the: "Royal YHacht Squadron Club House, Cowes."
Page 3 has most of a column headed: "Ball Play" with much detailed reporting of games, including 4 box scores.
This was a sports-themed newspaper with a wealth of reporting on various games, etc.
Eight pages, old mends near the spine and on page 2, othe... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, June 8, 1865 Among the first column heads are: "Our President" "Monster Meeting Last Night at Cooper Institution" "Outpouring of the Masses for the Administration" "The Hero Grant" "It was Big, Great, Immense, Prodigious!" "Brilliant Array of Generals" and more.
Pages 4 & 5 have more column heads on the war inc... See More
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, July 11, 1864
* From the origin of the American Civil War
This was one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States of America" in their masthead.
Front page reports include: "From Gen. Lee's Army" "From Richmond - Operations in the Valley" "Later Yankee News" "Siege of Charleston&... See More
* Ludwig Van Beethoven
Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Twelve Waltzes, for the Pianoforte, composed by L. Van Beethoven." The review includes: "...While we are recommending these pleasing compositions to our musical readers, let no one suppose that our commendation extends to the disgusting ... See More
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778
* Jacob Duché - 1st chaplain to the Continental Congress
* Famous letter to General George Washington
* American Revolutionary War
A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the ot... See More
DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868 A large size newspaper of four pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture.
Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE, Farmington and Lakeville, Minnesota, March 6, 1881
* Volume 1 Number 1 issue
This is the first issue published, the volume 1, number 1 issue as noted in the masthead. Gregory notes that only the Minnesota Historical Society has any issues of this title, and just a few from the 19th century.
Four pages, archivally repaired at the spine, archival strengthening at ... See More
LE PETIT JOURNAL [The Little Newspaper]--Supplement, Paris, France, Jan. 30, 1898 This was a quite successful conservative, daily newspaper published from 1863 to 1944. Beginning in 1884 they did a weekly "Supplement" famous for their color lithograph front and back pages.
Such full page color prints in 19th century issues were rather uncommon. Quite displayable as such.
Complete... See More
EVENING PRESS, Island of Guernsey, May 2, 1945
* Adolph Hitler death
* Nazi Germany fallen apart
* In a German occupation issue (very rare)
This is a terrific newspaper, as this island in the English Channel was under Nazi control during WWII, and as such all the news reports were pro-Nazi although in English, given the residents were English speaking.
This issue carries a very brie... See More
THE WEST COAST SIGNAL, Eureka, California, May 14, 1873
* Rare Old West publication
From this town in Northern California just south of the Oregon border. It was once a lumbering town & today the entire city is a state historic landmark with its many Victorian homes, etc.
A typical newspaper of the day with varied news reports & a great wealth of advertisements.
Page 2 has a ... See More
ORLANDO EVENING STAR, Florida, November 22, 1963
* Terrific issue for display
* JFK John F. Kennedy assassination
Certainly to go down in history as one of the more memorable events of the 20th century, this newspaper has a bold banner headline proclaiming the tragedy: "PRESIDENT SLAIN" with the subhead reading: "Chief Executive Ambushed In Dallas Motorcade; Gov. Connal... See More
STAR IN THE EAST & NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSALIST, Concord, March 18, 1837
* Rare publication
* Merrimack County
A religious newspaper with a nice masthead. Perhaps the first of this title we have offered.
Four pages, light damp staining at the right side, good shape.... See More
THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, May 1, 1812 Page 2 has: "Buonaparte's Treatment to the American" taking most of a column & introduced with: "The following is a plain unvarnished narrative of the cruelties & sufferings experienced by one of our fellow citizens during his captivity with our 'dear friends'...".
Four pages, damp staining to the bottom half,... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1803 The ftpg. has a letter from the people of Plymouth to John Adams inviting him to a celebration of: "...the first landing of our Fore Fathers at this place.", with his response, signed in type: John Adams.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival strengthening at the spine, good condition.
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, July 15, 1818
* Tightrope walking ad
* Boston circus
News of the day with many ads throughout. The most interesting content is a page 3 illustrated advertisement for "Mr. Vilallave" and his tightrope walking exhibition, which includes a print of him on the wire.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1896
* Princeton University
* Prints - illustrations
The full ftpg. has 6 photo prints of notable buildings on the campus of Princeton University, this issue celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Inside as a related article: "The Sesquicentennial Celebration of Princeton University" which includes two more photos.
Sixteen... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion o... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay".
A portion of ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1863
* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving
The feature of this issue is the very displayable doublepage centerfold titled: "Christmas, 1863" which includes 6 vignettes by Thomas Nast, one showing Santa Claus with his bag over his back looking over two sleeping children. A very displayable print which measures about 16 by 21 inc... See More