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December 15, 1854
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Dec. 15, 1854 We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Among the various articles in this issue are those headed "A Hundred Thousand Victims!!" "Liberia&quo... See More
February 11, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 11, 1862
* Frederick Douglass speech on civil war
* Cooper Institute advertisement (eve of event)
The bottom of the first column on page 2 has a interesting advertisement for "A Black Man on The War!! Frederick Douglass Lecture at Cooper Institute..." with the date & time noted (see image).
Various Civil War reports on pages 5 & 6.
Eight pages ... See More
April 14, 1872
NEW YORK HERALD, April 14, 1872
* National colored convention
* Frederick Douglass as president
Page 12 begins with column heads: "NATIONAL COLORED CONVENTION" "Fred Douglass, the Great African Light, in His Element" "Fred's Eloquence Inexhaustible" "A Review of the Horrors of Slavery & the Beauties of Freedom" "The Clans Completely... See More
February 12, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 12, 1862
* Frederick Douglass speech on civil war
* Cooper Institute advertisement (day of)
In the first column on the ftpg. is an interesting advertisement for "A Black Man on The War!! Frederick Douglass will lecture at Cooper Institute..." with the date & time noted.
Various Civil War reports on pages 5, 6 and 8 including a back page Civil ... See More
May 07, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 7, 1863
* Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia
* A "rebel" victory
* Rare Confederate title
Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.
A nice front page account of the Battle of Chancellorsville, a major Southern victory. the top of the first column has: "From Frederi... See More
September 07, 1822
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1822 Pages 9-11 have much regarding Denmark Vesey and the "Servile Conspiracy in South Carolina," which has a report of the Denmark Vesey slave revolt.
Note: Denmark Vesey was a former slave who purchased his freedom and then planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States. Word of the... See More
July 19, 1881
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 19, 1881
* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang
* Rock Island railroad train robbery
* Winston, Daviess County, Missouri
Page 2 begins with a quite lengthy account of what was the infamous Rock Island Railroad robbery by the James Gang. It is headed: "The Great Train Robbery" and begins: "Charles Murray...was the messenger of the U.S. Express Compa... See More
August 13, 1852
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, August 13, 1852
* Extremely rare title
We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who ... See More
July 13, 1822
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 13, 1822 The back page has a report of the Denmark Vesey slave revolt, noting that six slaves were executed in Charleston.
Denmark Vesey was a former slave who purchased his freedom and then planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States. Word of the plans were leaked and authorities at Charleston arrest... See More
March 11, 1881
THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, March 11, 1881
* Frederick Douglas
The front page has small one column headings: "The Color Line" "Federal Marshal Douglass to be Given a Mission" See image for text here.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large sized paper measuring 25 x 19 1/2 inches, irregular along spine, minor creasing and small... See More
November 24, 1860
Harper's Weekly, November 24, 1860 through December 29, 1860. This is a six-issue set (part 1) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.
This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed a... See More
October 02, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Oct. 2, 1875 Full ftpg. cartoon themed on inflation shows Uncle Sam. Fullpg. pictorial: 'Manitou Springs and Vicinity, Colorado'. Fullpg: 'The Newsboys' Excursion'. Fullpg. suppl. pictorial of trout fishing.
Complete in sixteen pages.
March 02, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1895 Certainly the prime content in this issue is not just the page 6 article: "Death of Frederick Douglass" which takes over three-quarters of the first column, but the related illustration of him appearing on page 4 which takes one-third of the page, captioned: "Frederick Douglass, Died Feb. 20, 1895" (see).
The full front page i... See More
January 12, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 12, 1867. The front of this issue is of a fullpage illustration "Isaac Watts and His Mother at the Prison-Gate" which has an accompanying article. Inside is an article "Frederick Douglass" which is a letter address to the Editor. Two quarter-page illustrations represent "The Foundling" and the "New York Foundlings" arti... See More
December 15, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 15, 1860 Ftpg. shows: "The City of Washington from the Dome of the Capitol" as well as "The National Capitol at Washington". Halfpg: "Departure of the St. Louis Bridge for Kansas" & one by Winslow Homer: "Expulsion of Negroes & Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston" includes a related article mentioning Frederick Douglas... See More
August 24, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 24, 1872 Nice full ftpg. Thomas Nast cartoon shows Uncle Sam. Fullpg. Nast cartoon shows a Black man & a K.K.K. man. Illus. of 'U.S. Grant' & of 'Horace Greeley'. Fullpg: 'The Summer Exodus--Leaving By Steamboat' & 'The Artist in the Country' is by Frenzeny. Very nice.
April 28, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 28, 1883 Nice full ftpg. shows 5 children: "The Transit of Venus". A fullpg. shows monkeys at the Museum of Natural History, Central Park. Fullpg: "The Salt Mine of Petite Anse" in Louisiana. Half pg: "The Drummers' Room in a Western Hotel" & "Sketches on the West Coast of Africa". Full page with 5 scenes: &... See More
October 27, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 27, 1883 Full front pg. illus. containing five illus. pertaining to "The Newburgh Centennial-Scenes and Incidents of the Day." Inside is a 1/4 pg. illus. of "The German National Monument as Seen from Bingenbruck." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "Matthew Arnold" and "The Rt. Rev. David B. Knickerbacker, D.D." Dblpgctrfld... See More
March 20, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 20, 1886 Full ftpg. Thomas Nast cartoon: "One Thing You Are Accountable To The Public For". 1/3 pg: "The Cunard Steamer 'Oregon', Lost Off Long Island". Fullpg: "A Loggers' Camp At Night". Fullpg: "The United States Ship Of War 'Atlanta'". Fullpg: 'The Moody Schools at Northfield, Massachuset... See More
December 08, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 8, 1883 Front full pg. illus. of "Evacuation Day-Unveiling Ward Statue of Washington in Wall Street." Inside are four 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Four Prima Donnas" which are "Madame Christine Nilsson," "Madame Adelina Patti," "Madame Etelka Gerster," and "Madame Marcella Sembrich." 1/4 pg. port... See More
April 07, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 7, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon. Nice fullpg: 'Gen. Miles's Winter Campaign Against the Indians' shows 9 scenes. Nice ctrfld: 'Sketches Along the route of the Panama Railroad'
April 21, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 21, 1877 Certainly the feature of this issue is the nearly one-quarter pg. print of: "Frederick Douglass" with an article on him as well mentioning him being the new Marshall of D.C., with talk of his newspaper The North Star.
Other prints include a full ftpg. political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "Young American Roast Beef For Old England&quo... See More
November 24, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 24, 1883 The entire front page is one of the more desirable of the entire 60 year run of this newspaper, being a fine portrait of: "Frederick Douglass", with a related article on him on an inside page.
But there are other nice prints in this issue as well, including a full page: "Autumn Leaves" by Howard Pyle; a print of: "The... See More
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