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October 19, 1861
DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, October 19, 1861
* Rare publication from the Civil War
* Battle of Bolivar Heights - West Virginia
This rare title from the Midwestern United States has some Civil War reporting and several interesting advertisements of the day.
This issue measures 25 x 18 inches, not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remai... See More
March 15, 1912
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Mass., March 15, 1912
* Floyd Allen clan - gang
* Hillsville VA Virginia
* Courthouse shootout
The front page has a one column heading: "HUNTING MEN WHO SHOT DOWN JUDGE MASSSIE" with subhead. (see)
wikipedia notes: Floyd Allen was convicted and executed for murder in 1913 after a sensational courthouse shootout that left a judge, prosecutor, sheriff, and... See More
February 05, 1931
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, February 5, 1931
* Cimarron opening day (eve) advertisement
* pre-Code epic Western film - movie
* First to win Academy Award for Best Picture
* Richard Dix and Irene Dunne
Pages 10 & 11 has a terrific duo tone advertisement for the movie "Cimarron" for it's opening day (eve). A printing flaw somewhat affects this ad. (see) This film was the first ... See More
March 09, 1861
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 9, 1861
* Extradition case of John Anderson
* Canada West escaped slave w/ print
“The Fugitive Anderson” on page 3 is about John Anderson, the famous fugitive slave who escaped to Canada evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer who intended to legally recapture Anderson and send him back into his... See More
July 22, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 22, 1862
* General John Pope vs. Robert E. Lee
* Northern Virginia Campaign map
The front page is dominated by a nice & very detailed Civil War map headed: "The Field Of Gen. Pope's Operations". Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Return of a Flag of Truce with Sick & Wounded" "Shocking Treatment of Union Prisoners" "... See More
August 31, 1921
THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn., August 31, 1921
* Battle of Blair Mountain
* Logan County, West Virginia
The front page has a one column heading: "TROOPS READY TO GO TO WEST VS. COAL FIELDS" with subhead. (see) Coverage of the Battle of Blair Mountain in the coal regions of West Virginia.
Complete in 12 pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, should be handled with care.... See More
May 30, 1890
THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvannia, May 30, 1890
* Robert E. Lee monument - statue dedication
* Confederate Civil War General - commander
* Monument Avenue - Richmond, Virginia
The top-middle of the front page has a one column heading: "THE LEE MONUMENT" with subheads that include: "Its Unveiling at Richmond, Virginia Yesterday" and more. This is the statue that Vi... See More
August 27, 1921
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 27, 1921
* Battle of Blair Mountain
* Logan County, West Virginia
The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "MINERS TURN TOWARD HOME IN WEST VIRGINIA" (see) Coverage on the Battle of Blair Mountain in the coal regions of West Virginia. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Complete in 18 pages, light... See More
February 22, 1922
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, February 22, 1922
* Airship Roma disaster
* Norfolk, Virginia crash
* United States Army
The front page has a nice banner headline: "34 DIE IN ROMA EXPLOSION" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. More on page 3 with photo. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Complete with 28 pages, light toning and a l... See More
April 10, 1944
THE EVENING LEADER, Staunton, Virginia April 10, 1944
* Don Gentile becomes the new American ace pilot
* Odessa, Ukraine is evacuated
This 8-page newspaper has a one column photo on the front page with caption: "New-Record Ace" which is a photo on Don Gentile who just passed the famous Captain Eddie Rickenbacker for shooting down the most enemy airplanes during wartime... See More
December 11, 1931
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Dec. 11, 1931
* Harry Powers death sentence
* Murders discovered at his house
* "Lonely Hearts" ad serial killer
* Moundsville, West Virginia
The front page has a two column heading: "Powers Found Guilty; Must Die on Gallows" with subhead. (see)
Complete with 28 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, small library stamp within the ... See More
May 22, 1861
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 22, 1861 Certainly the most notable report is the pg. 2 news headed: "Secession Of North Carolina!" "One of The Confederates States" "North Carolina Free--Lincoln's Military Despotism Repudiated" which also includes the two "Ordinance" reports for secession and for ratifying the Confederate Constit... See More
November 12, 1852
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 1852 The top of the front page has: "Another route to The Pacific". But the primary article is at the top of page 3: "A Slave Case At New York."
This is the famous New York vs. Lemmon slave case, about which much can be found on the internet. Ultimately the decision mandated the release of eight slaves brought into... See More
September 23, 1864
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 23, 1864 The front page has over half a column of: "The War News" with reports from the Shenandoah Valley, Georgia, and Petersburg. Also on the ftpg. is: "Confession of the Condemned (small hole here: see) & other smaller items.
The back page has the always interesting editorial still showing some glimmer of optimism with: "...On th... See More
November 26, 1864
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 26, 1864 The front page has: "The War News" with various items; "Death of a Midshipman" "Virginia Methodist Episcopal Conference" "Later From The North" "Sherman's March Through Georgia" which takes two-thirds of a column. Other items as well.
The Georgia report includes some overly optimistic com... See More
July 09, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 9, 1863 This is a terrific issue, with various reports relating to two of the major events of the entire war: the Battle of Gettysburg and the fall of Vicksburg.
The front page has: "From General Lee's Army" which reports nothing new, but notes that: "...accounts from Vicksburg represent Johnston as pressing upon Grant &am... See More
February 05, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 5, 1862 Not just a newspaper from the Confederate states, but from the capital of the Confederacy.
The front page includes: "The Grand Yankee Army" "Interesting & Valuable Statistics" "Report of the Sanitary Commission" "Condition of the Army--State of the Camps--How the Soldier is Used & How He Uses Himself-... See More
January 08, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 8, 1862 A nice newspaper from the Confederacy, and from the capital of the Confederacy as well.
Half of the front page is taken up with ads, plus there is: "From The South Carolina Coast" "Lincoln's Message In Europe--Opinions of the English Press--The Position of England on the Issues Between the North and the South" ... See More
December 15, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, December 15, 1862 Among the column headlines on the Civil War are: "A GREAT BATTLE" "Commencement of the Struggle at Fredericksburgh" "The Action Begun at 9:15 A.M. Yesterday" "A Heavy Fire of Artillery Opened by the Rebels" and more.
Eight pages, nice condition.
May 17, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, May 17, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GRAND CAMPAIGN" "The Situation In Virginia" "Advices from General Grant to Monday Morning" "Hostilities Suspended by Impassable Roads" "The Troops In Fine Spirits" "Lee Fortifying His Position Strongly" "General Butler Laying Siege to Fort... See More
April 10, 1865
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1865 Two-thirds of the first column of the front page has bold headlines including: "THE END." "Surrender of Lee and his Whole Army to Grant" "Terms of Surrender" "All Honor to Grant, Meade, Sheridan, Ord, Humphreys, Wright, Griffin, Parke, and their Brave Troops" "Highly Interesting Details of the Fighting Before th... See More
January 01, 1863
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 1, 1863 Among the war-related reports in this Confederate newspaper are: "Norther News" "Jeff. Davis's Fulmination Against General Butler" "Official Report of the Fight in N. Carolina" "The Virginians in the War" "Petersburgh" and more.
Single sheet with a full banner masthead, water stain near th... See More
January 16, 1865
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 16, 1865 The front page begins with an interesting editorial which has near the beginning: "A body termed a 'State Convention' in Missouri did on last Wednesday...pass an ordinance of Emancipation, declaring all slaves free from that moment; and the Northern papers inform us that thereupon 'Free Maryland extends her congratulations on 't... See More
December 05, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 5, 1859
* John Brown's execution
* Raid on Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
A great issue concerning the John Brown/Harper's Ferry affair, with over half of page 5 taken up with related content. The top of a column has: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" with subheads including: "John Brown's Remains" "The Execution of Capt. Brown... See More
November 20, 1925
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 20, 1925
* Edith Maxwell murder case (father)
* Appalachia - Pound, Virginia
The front page has a nice banner headline: "PRISON FOR MOUNTAIN GIRL" with subheads. Photo of Maxwell is on the back page (see)
Complete with 38 pages, rag edition in great condition.
December 06, 1827
RICHMOND ENQUIRER, Virginia, Dec. 6, 1827 Taking over half of page 2 & a portion of page 3 is the: "Message" to Congress signed in type: John Quincy Adams.
This was Adams' state-of-the-union address in which he reflects upon the events of the year and issues for the future.
Four pages, a bit close-trimmed at the right margin not affecting any mentioned content, genially g... See More
May 13, 1942
NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, May 13, 1942
* Osage, West Virginia
* Near Morgantown
* Coal mine explosion disaster
Page 2 has a one column heading: "Deaths Mounts to 56 In West Virginia Pit" with subhead. (see) Coverage on the Christopher Coal company mine explosion near Morgantown, West Virginia.
Complete with 38 pages, light toning at the margins, some small binding holes along th... See More
March 25, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, March 25, 1862
* Uriah P. Levy death (1st report)
* 1st Jewish commodore of U.S. Navy
* American Civil War - Jews
The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 7 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, war of 1812 war hero, and credited as to having abolished the disciplinary procedu... See More
October 18, 1864
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, October 18, 1864
* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader
* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry
* Rare Confederate title
This newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy has much reporting on the Civil War, but perhaps the most significant is a back page account with heads: "From the Valley--Capture Of A Railroad Train" which includes in part: &... See More
January 12, 1864
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 12, 1864
* A very rare Confederate title
* Publisher on the run - a Memphis newspaper printed in Atlanta
* Three General Orders and more
If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War--see the information at the bottom of this listing.
Among the ... See More
April 21, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 21, 1862
* Virginia Civil War map
* Siege of Yorktown
* Battle of Lee's Mill
The front page features a nice & very detailed map headed: "The Seat Of War In Eastern Virginia." plus there are one column heads including: "From McDowell's Department" "Brilliant Dash at Fredericksburg" "Our Troops Occupy the Suburbs&qu... See More
January 20, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, January 20, 1861
* President-elect Abraham Lincoln
* The Civil War about to begin
* Georgia secedes from the Union
The front page has some ominous reports concerning the troubles in the South which would soon lead to the Civil War, with first column heads including: "The Revolution" "Important News from the South" "Projected Seizure of Fort ... See More
December 05, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 5, 1862 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Rebel Overtures for Peace" "An Amnesty Asked from the President" "The President's Proclamation of Freedom" "The Case of Major-Gen. Porter" "From Gen. Grant's Army" "Flight of the Rebels from Abbeville, Miss." "Later from the Rebel St... See More
June 03, 1790
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 20, 1791 Page 3 has a short bit: "We are informed that Mr. Robert Carter of Nominy, (Virginia) has emancipated four hundred and forty-two SLAVES." Also a report of: "...a most horrid murder committed..." in Port Tobacco, Virginia. Then a letter from Josiah Harmar. Another report notes: "The Congress of t... See More
September 19, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 19, 1862 The entire front page is taken up with excellent reporting on the Battle of Antietam. This battle, fought Sept. 17, was the bloodiest day of fighting of the entire war. Both sides lost over 10,000 men in killed & wounded. Though the result was essentially a draw, Lee's invasion of the North is halted & the rebels pull back into Virginia.
Certainl... See More
September 20, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Sept. 20, 1862 Not only does this issue have almost the entire front page taken up with reports on the historic & bloody Battle of Antietam, but it also features not one, but two battle maps for Antietam, headed: "The Great Battle Of Sharpsburg".
Among the heads at the top of the first column are: "The Invasion of Maryland" "Retreat Of th... See More
May 27, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, May 27, 1862 The entire front page is taken up with a huge and very detailed Civil War map with a banner heading: "THE IMPORTANT STRATEGIC MOVEMENTS IN VIRGINIA" along with: "Scene Of Operations in Front of Richmond, in the Valley & on the Line of the Upper Potomac--The Threatened Offensive Movements of the Rebels." Certainly a terrific display item w... See More
July 13, 1812
ALEXANDRIA DAILY GAZETTE COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL, Virginia, July 13, 1812
* Very rare 19th century American publication
A very scarce title, in fact we believe this is the first we have encountered it. There are no issues of this date recorded in Brigham outside of the American Antiquarian Society.
The masthead features an engraving of George Washington.
Pages 1 and 4 are f... See More
Item #687400THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, January, 1792 The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page.
The issue begins with: "Extracts from Dr. Franklin's Will" which takes over a full page and provides many details on various beneficiaries.
Also within: "Thoughts on Dueling" "The Child Trained up ... See More
One of the more rare Revolutionary War titles... Battle of Bunker Hill... Patrick Henry... so much more...
October 06, 1775
STORY & HUMPHREYS'S PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, October 6, 1775 Certainly one of the more scarce titles from during the Revolutionary War. This is the volume 1 number 27 issue of a newspaper that existed only from April 7 to December 22, 1775, publishing a total of just 38 issues. Brigham notes that only two American institutions have this date.
Th... See More
December 26, 1758
W. SLEATER'S PUBLIC GAZETTEER, Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 26, 1758
* Uncommon publication
* 18th century Irish original
It is rare for us to find any Irish newspapers from the 18th century let alone one from the 1750's.
Inside hs a report noting: "...letter by the Lilly...from Virginia, mentions the taking of Fort DuQuesne by General Forbes..." with more.
Much other new... See More
July 05, 1775
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, July 5, 1775
* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown
* Siege of Boston, Massachusetts
* George Washington named commander
* American Revolutionary War
* Terrific issue w/ many reports
Nice engraving in the masthead of a post boy on horseback.
The front page has a letter from an officer in General Gage's regiment heading for ... See More
February 23, 1782
THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE and GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, Feb. 23, 1782
* Rare publication during Revolutionary War
This is certainly one of the less common titles from the Revolutionary War era.
Page 2 has a letter that notes in part: "...the Americans might yet be brought back to a constitutional subordination to this country!...". Also: "The troops destined for t... See More
September 22, 1862
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 22, 1862
* Battle of Antietam w/ map
* Sharpsburg, Maryland
* "Bloodiest battle in U.S. history"
A nice issue on this historic Battle of Antietam, with a nice map headed: "THE BATTLE FIELD OF ANTIETAM, Wednesday, September 17th, 1862". This was the bloodiest day of the Civil War with both sides loosing over 10,000 men in killed &am... See More
April 27, 1861
LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, April 27, 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-Confederate ... See More
April 27, 1978
LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 27, 1978
* Willow Island disaster
* Cooling tower - power plant
* Scaffolding collapse
The front has a banner headline: "51 Plunge to Death; Workmen Fall 170 Feet as Tower Scaffold Collapses" with subhead and related photo (see). First report coverage on the Willow Island disaster in West Virginia.
Complete 1st section only with all 32 pages, n... See More
November 28, 1791
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Nov. 28, 1791 Mot of the front page is taken up with the French Revolution with a lengthy letter signed: Louis.
Most of page 3 is taken up with reports from Congress, including a brief note to the House concerning expenses for the year signed by the Secretary of the Treasury: Alexander Hamilton. This is followed by another letter signed: Alexander Hamilton with a ch... See More
April 11, 1949
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 1949
* Sam Snead wins Masters Golf Tournament
* Marion, South Dakota church explosion
The front page has a two column photo with heading: "65 Die, 50 Injured in Church Razed by Palm Sunday Blast" (see)
First report coverage on the fatal explosion of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marion, South Carolina.
The top of page 31 has a banner headline: &... See More
October 02, 1790
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, N.Y., Oct. 2, 1790 Both pages 3 and 4 have two separate documents on carrying into effect the very historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government assumed the debts of the individual states incurred during the Revolutionary War.
Most of the front page is taken up with the conclusion of the: "Collection Law" of the United States, signe... See More
Item #685805THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780 A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue.
Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can be rely'd on. A vague report...that two French s... See More
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