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"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #650774

June 17, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, June 17, 1852

* Extremely rare publication

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 esc
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The Titanic sinks...

Item #678744

April 16, 1912


* Great RMS Titanic sinking issue for display

The banner headline announces: "FIFTEEN HUNDRED LIVES LOST WHEN TITANIC PLUNGES HEADLONG INTO DEPTHS OF THE SEA". The front page also has a print headed: "The Annihilated Leviathan" showing the Titanic. Plus there is a very nice & large cross-section print of the Titanic.

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The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675239

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857 

* Birth of organized baseball

* First convention of clubs

The back page has a report which could be considered the birth of organized baseball. And printed the day after the event happened!

The second column has an article headed: "Our National Sports" with subheads: "The Game of Base Ball--Convention of the Various Clubs Of the Ci... See More  

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Winslow Homer's famous Snap The Whip...

Item #678435

September 20, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 20, 1873 

* Winslow Homer's most famous print

* "SNAP-THE-WHIP" Great for framing

Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the much desired Winslow Homer doublepage centerfold: "Snap the Whip". As the photos show, this print is in very nice condition.

Front page features a 1/2 page illustration entitled: "The New Sc... See More  

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Dramatic issue on the San Francisco earthquake...

Item #678530

April 18, 1906

OAKLAND HERALD--3:30 Edition, April 18, 1906 

* 1906 San Francisco earthquake

* Early 1st report on same day it happened

A quite rare newspaper, as not only is this not the more famous (and more common) San Francisco CALL-CHRONICLE-EXAMINER newspaper of April 19 but it is a day earlier yet equally as dramatic. Remember that Oakland is just across the bay from San Francisco.

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Latest war news in a rare newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #658747

August 26, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 26, 1779 

* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication

A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

Page 3 has a: "...letter from an officer of distinction to the honorable Major-General Gates..." which begins: "I ... See More  

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Full text of the Louisiana Purchase...

Item #674389

October 31, 1803

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, October 31, 1803 

* Historic Louisiana Purchase

* Full text of the acquisition

* Expansion of the United States

The complete text of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, with both conventions, is found on page 2. It is prefaced with an article headed: "Louisiana Treaty!" noting in part: "Yesterday...the Senate ratified the Louisiana Treaty, ... See More  

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Handsome Revolutionary War newspaper with war content...

Item #679456

April 04, 1780


* Revolutionary War

* Great masthead

This issue has one of the more decorative mastheads of the colonial era with exceeding ornate filigree work around the lettering, plus an engraving of a 3 masted ship.

The front page has an extract of a letter from Lord George Germaine to Major General Howe which concerns t... See More  

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Terrific map of the Boston vicinity in 1775...

Item #677709
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston Exhibiting a View of the Islands, Castle Forts, and Entrances into the said Harbour." which measures 12  by 14 1/2 inches with wider margins than typically found. The map is in very nice condition wi
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The federal "edifice" is complete...

Item #659252

December 26, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Dec. 26, 1789 

* United States Constitution

* Ratification by all states

* Federal Edifice completed

A page 3 report from Boston dated December 16 concerns the ratification of the Constitution by all of the states, except Rhode Island. The report reads in full: "The Twelve States of America, convened in Federal Convention, which proposed th... See More  

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Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #679743

August 26, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1807 

* Lewis and Clark expedition - Pacific

The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is fol... See More  

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The election of Washington as the first President, and so much more...

Item #646966
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), April, 1789 

* George Washington's election victory

* Arrival in New York City for inauguration

A very significant issue, and one of a few magazines or newspapers with the text reporting the actions of Congress formally counting the votes for the first President of the United States. Near the back are several pages of the: "Proceedings of C... See More  

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Formation of the Mormon Church...

Item #667086

July 16, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1831

* Formation of the Mormon Church

* Historic issue

Page 17 has a fine and very early account of the formation of the Mormon church, headed: "Mormonism".

The bias against the Mormons is revealed in the report, which includes: "...certain knaves, pretending to have some holy writings hidden under a stone in Ontario c
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Notable cartoon on the plight of Jewish refugees...

Item #679880

July 03, 1938

NEW YORK TIMES, July 3, 1938 

* Jewish refugees political cartoon

* Escaping Adolph Hitler & Nazi Germany

The top of an inside page (E-3) has a very notable political cartoon concerning the plight of Jewish refugees trying to flee Nazi Germany, notable enough that it is a feature display in the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

This cartoon was created in anticipation... See More  

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Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #677981
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." 

The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludg
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Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #665478

December 19, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 19, 1795 

* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address

Over half of the front page is taken up with the "President's Address" being George Washington's annual state-of-the-union address for the year 1795, a tradition he started in his first administration and which continues to this day.

The "Speech" as it is h... See More  

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Graphic issue on the sinking of the Lusitania...

Item #674862

May 07, 1915

THE ROCK ISLAND DAILY UNION, Illinois, May 7, 1915 

* RMS Lusitania torpedoed and sunk

* Nice headline and photo for display

A very nice & graphic first report of the sinking of the Lusitania, with a 2-line banner headline: "Giant Liner Lusitania of Cunard Line is Sunk in the Irish Sea by Either Torpedo or Infernal Machine". Also a rather large photo headed: "Cunard ... See More  

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One of the more fascinating publishers from the Civil War...

Item #609903

November 30, 1864


* Very rare Civil War title 

* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow

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 pres... See More  

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Coca Cola receives its patent...

Item #657325

February 11, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 11, 1893 

* Coca Cola gets it's trademark (historic)

* Establishment of Coke

See the photo for the historic--yet inconspicuous--listing of Coca Cola receiving its trade mark, the very first in the list of many in this issue. The listing reads: "Beverages, nutrient or tonic, Coca Cola Company....22,406" the number being the patent number... See More  

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"Rebel" John Paul Jones defeats the Serapis...

Item #679705

October 21, 1779

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 21, 1779 

* John Paul Jones

* Defeat of the HMS Serapis

* Captain Richard Pearson

* Revolutionary War naval

Inside includes: "A Proclamation" by the governor of New York concerning the hostile actions of France against England.

But certainly the most significant content is the very early report of the naval battle between John Paul Jones... See More  

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Scarce and valuable reference work...

Item #679488

January 01, 1937

This is one of the most desired, yet difficult to find, reference works for post-1820 American newspapers, essentially picking up where the Brigham work left off. This single volume is titled: "American Newspapers 1821 - 1936 - A Union List of Files Available In the United States and Canada" edited by Winifred Gregory, originally published in 1937 and reprinted in 1967.

This volume incl... See More  

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Little girl admonishes Lincoln to let his whiskers grow...

Item #675345

February 18, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1861 

* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* Grace Bedell encourages him to grow a beard

Over half of page 5 is taken up with fine and detailed coverage of Lincoln's continued trip from his home in Illinois to Washington, D.C. The heads include: "THE PRESENT ELECT EN ROUTE" "Incidents and Casualties" 'Old Abe Kissed by a Pretty Girl&q... See More  

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Very rare New Mexico newspaper...

Item #679351

May 03, 1888

SOUTHWEST SENTINEL, Silver City, New Mexico, May 3, 1888

* Very rare issue from the Southwest

* Billy the Kid was arrested here twice

This is a very scarce newspaper from the territory of New Mexico, 26 years before statehood.

The front page has some news items and ads, with inside pages almost entirely taken up with advertisements. A terrific opportunity for a rare & early title ... See More  

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News of Cornwallis' capture causes the Britons to say the war is over...

Item #658839

January 15, 1782


* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown

* British citizens say war is over

Page 2 has a letter form General Heath from the Highlands, Dec. 25, 1781, which includes: "...Capt. Williams of the New York levies, who are doing duty on the lines of this post...made an excursion to Morissania, took &a... See More  

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The Monroe Doctrine...

Item #664437

December 06, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 6, 1823  An inside page has the "President's Message" being James Monroe's annual address to Congress. Part of his message contains the historic language warning European powers not to get involved in any affairs in the western hemisphere. This directive became known as the Monroe Doctrine and served as the cornerstone for American... See More  

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Broadside issue reports that Hayes is the winner...

Item #675837

March 02, 1877

THE MILTONIAN, Milton, Pennsylvania, March 2, 1877

* Rutherford B. Hayes elected president of U.S.

* Rare broadside publication - Samuel J. Tilden

 A great broadside (printed on one side only) "Supplement" issue with over half of the issue taken up with the Presidential election of 1876.

It was one of the most contentious presidential elections in history and gave rise to t... See More  

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The Monroe Doctrine...

Item #666215

December 06, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec.  6, 1823  An inside page has the "President's Message" being James Monroe's annual address to Congress. Part of his message contains the historic language warning European powers not to get involved in any affairs in the western hemisphere. This directive became known as the Monroe Doctrine and served as the cornerstone for
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Rare Confederate newspaper...

Item #679394

September 29, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTH CAROLINIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864 

* Very rare Civil War publication

The front page has: "Interesting Northern News - A New Cartel of Exchange--Forrest and Washburne".

Inside has: "What The Ladies Say" "Our Army Correspondence" "From Virginia" "Latest Northern News" "How To Recruit The Army" ... See More  

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Civil War era illustrated issues...

Item #636873
(5) HARPER'S WEEKLY  A Civil War era lot of 5 issues in very good condition.  This lot offers an excellent illustrated and textual view of this critical period in American history, at a significantly reduced price from their individual values.  All issues are complete in 16 pages and include many prints suitable for framing.

Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple se... See More  
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John Wilkes, a supporter of the American cause...

Item #679721

August 29, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 29, 1768 

* John Wilkes - radical

* Pre Revolutionary War

The first half of the newspaper is taken up with the continuation of the "Narrative of the Hon. Commodore Byron" on his expedition around the world in the 1740's.

Near the back are reports from London noting in part: "...that most of the readers of our paper are such ... See More  

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Terrific Mardi Gras newspaper...

Item #679227

February 26, 1936

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 26, 1936 

* Great Mardi Gras issue

* Climax of the carnival w/ Rex

For Mardi Gras collectors the festivities at New Orleans are of prime importance during the days before the beginning of Lent.

Newspaper accounts from across the country report the doings in New Orleans, but having a New Orleans newspaper reporting the Mardi Gras is abou... See More  

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A hurricane in Virginia reported in a 1668 newspaper...

Item #675395

April 13, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 13, 1668 

* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Early America report - Virginia storm

The front page has a report: "This day arrived a vessel of this place from Virginia, confirming the report of much damage they have there received by a hurricane."

Rare to find such an early news item from America on the front pa... See More  

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Jefferson's state-of-the-Union address to the Congress...

Item #667474

December 18, 1801

NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Dec. 18, 1801 

* President Thomas Jefferson

* State of the Union Address

Half of page 2 is taken up with the: "President's Message" being Jefferson's first state-of-the-union address.

Interesting that it was not delivered in person but rather was distributed in paper form to members of Congress, with the address prefaced by a letter fro... See More  

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Death of Beatle John Lennon, in a Liverpool newspaper...

Item #562757

December 09, 1980

LIVERPOOL ECHO, England, December 9, 1980  Few could argue for a more desirable and scarce newspaper on the death of John Lennon than this, his hometown newspaper.

To anyone who grew up on the 1960's the death of Beatle John Lennon was a tragic event and the end of an era. Reports of his death are desired by collectors of many interests and are more rare than assassination reports of J.F... See More  

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Dramatic issue illustrating the Great Chicago Fire...

Item #678808

October 28, 1871


* Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Much of the illustrative focus is on the Great Chicago Fire, including a full front page: "...The Terrified Populace in Front of the Briggs House...".

Inside has more with two half page prints; "The Great Fire at Chicago" and a great & dramatic doublepage centerfold: "...Panic-Stricken Ci... See More  

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Newspaper created for a motion picture...

Item #679338

November 29, 1929

THE DAILY CHRONICLE, Nov. 29, 1929 An interesting movie prop newspaper which was created as a prop for a motion picture. Not a "real" newspaper in the typical sense as the title and the content are very generic. Note there is no city or state in the dateline. Typically it was only the created headline which was seen in the movie. In this case the banner headline announces: "COMM. BY... See More  

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Perhaps the very first vegan of note...

Item #679557

April 28, 1694

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, April 28, 1694

* 17th century vegan farmer

 This interesting question/answer format newspaper begins with a question concerning: "...Robert Cooke...and why he doth not eat fish, flesh; milk, butter &etc. nor drink wine nor beer...nor wear woolen clothes (but linnen)...".  Cook's answer is lengthy and detailed.

Robert Cook w... See More  

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Great fire department illustration... F.S. Church print on Thanksgiving...

Item #678975

November 30, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 30, 1872  The full front page is a dramatic print: "Boston--Into the Jaws of Death", a dramatic scene showing fireman battling a large fire.

Inside has 3 full pages of scenes of the Boston fire, plus a great doublepage centerfold showing: 'Bird's-eye View of Boston Showing the Burned District', being a great overview of the city. Also... See More  

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The decision in the James Somersett slave case... News from America...

Item #667898
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1772 Certainly the most significant report in this issue is the court decision in the James Somersett court case, the slave purchased in Virginia then taken to England, escaped & eventually recaptured. This case ultimately determined that slavery was unsupported in England. This was a landmark slavery case which received wide attention.

The report r... See More  

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Early from the Arizona Territory...

Item #677210

October 20, 1879

ARIZONA DAILY MINER, Prescott, Oct. 20, 1879

* Very rare Old West publication

A quite early newspaper from territorial Arizona. It would not become a state until 33 years later.

A typical Old West newspaper with a wealth of Western-themed advertisements, several of which are illustrated. News reports are both local & regional.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few small archival m... See More  

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Events in Texas...

Item #667208

May 07, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 7, 1836  The ftpg. & pg. 2 have an article headed: "The Mexican Borders"  and includes a letter beginning: "The war in Texas...had induced the president of the United States to require a considerable augmentation of regular force to be concentrated upon this section of the national frontier..." with much more.

Page 2 has... See More  

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Great on the inauguration of the President & Vice President...

Item #676796

March 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, March, 1797  The most notable report is near the back being a fine account of the: "Presidential Inauguration" with good derail. This is followed by: "Speech" being John Adams's inaugural address taking nearly 3 pages. 

This is followed by: "After concluding his speech, the President descended from his seat to receiv... See More  

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Nine issues of this famous illustrated newspaper...

Item #677226

November 27, 1880

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York  A lot of 9 issues dated April 21, 1874; June 20, 1874; Sept. 16, 1874; March 27, 1876; Sept. 3, 1880; Nov. 27, 1880; Dec. 20, 1882; March 31, 1883; and April 23, 1883.

This was a full folio-size, illustrated newspaper of the day, one of just a few which existed. Each issue has a full front page print--typically a political cartoon--plus other prints inside and on... See More  

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Nice collection of Thomas Nast political cartoons...

Item #636875
(7) HARPER'S WEEKLY lot of 7 issues of the 1870's-1880's each with a full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon, and other Nast or non-Nast prints inside. A blend of 1st rate and better than 2nd rate issues. A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection.

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The young U.S. Navy... The President's palace...

Item #676388

December 29, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 29, 1798 

* United States Navy in it's infancy

Page 2 has a chart headed: "American Navy" being a: "List of Vessels In Service" noting the number of guns of commander of each.

It begins with the "United States" "Constitution" and "Constellation" then 12 other vessels, followed by a list of ship that ... See More  

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Very early surfing print...

Item #679566

April 07, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 7, 1866  Included is a nearly half page print captioned: "Surf Swimming at Hawaii, Sandwich Islands" with a related article having the same title.

The print shows women lying on boards riding the surf, but none standing on them. This would have to be one of the earlier images of surfing and surfboards to be found, let along ... See More  

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Includes a print of the ironclad Merrimac...

Item #676324

March 13, 1862


* The Monitor vs. the Merrimack

* Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia

* Civil War map & print

Page 5 has a report with heads: "The Engagement in Hampton Roads" "The Rebel Official Report' "The Merrimac Badly Damaged" "Her Prow Shot Away" with the entire detailed report taking over a full column.

Plus, th... See More  

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Nellie Bly Women's prison expose...

Item #677225

January 13, 1889

THE WORLD, New York, Jan. 13, 1889  

* Nellie Bly expose

* Women in the workplace

Nellie Bly is perhaps most famous for her trip around the world, which turned the fictional work by Jules Vernes' "Around the World in Eighty Days" into fact for the first time.

But there were various other projects which consumed her journalistic career, perhaps most notably her undercove... See More  

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Very early Mormon report...

Item #667089

September 08, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832  Within is a rather brief article with a small heading: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable sums of m... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's funeral...

Item #675907

April 23, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 23, 1865

* Abraham Lincoln assassination 

* Funeral - Obsequies in Philadelphia

Among the first column heads on the Lincoln funeral are: "THE FUNERAL" "Removal of the Remains of the President from Harrisburg to Philadelphia" "The Reception in the City of Brotherly Love" "Programme of the Funeral in New York" "The Linco... See More  

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"Afro Magazine" for the African-American community...

Item #668267

April 08, 1947

AFRO MAGAZINE, Washington, D.C., April 8, 1947 

* Rare publication

An eight page tabloid insert, obviously from one of the Washington, D.C., newspapers.

As the title suggests, the content is almost entirely by and for African-Americans. Many photos as well including one of Larry Doby and his wife, a star of the Negro Leagues planing for the Newark Eagles.

A bit close-trimmed at the bo... See More  

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Treaty of Fontainebleau ends Napoleon's reign: banishes him to Elba...

Item #677266

June 19, 1814

BELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER, London, June 19, 1814

* Treaty of Fontainebleau (1814)

* Napoleon Bonaparte's exile to Elba

* End of his rule as Emperor of France

 A quite historic issue as a full column on page 6--one-third of the page--is taken up with the Treaty of Fountainbleau, ending Napoleon's reign of Emperor of France, and banishing him to the island of Elba.

It is head... See More  

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First report on John F. Kennedy's assassination... In a Dallas newspaper...

Item #674858

November 22, 1963

THE DALLAS TIMES HERALD, Texas, November 22, 1963 

* John F. Kennedy assassination

* Best title to be had (1st report)

Serious collectors always try to obtain historic newspapers from the city where the event happened. For JFK's assassination that would be a Dallas newspaper.

Of the two newspapers which published in Dallas in 1963 only the TIMES HERALD reported the assassination o... See More  

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Capture of Fort Frontenac...

Item #676678
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1758 

* Fort Frontenac captured

* French and Indian War

The prime content would be a report from the French and Indian War  prefaced with: "The following is Col. Bradstreet's Letter to Gen. Abercrombie after the Reduction of Fort Frontenac" with a dateline of Oswego, Aug. 31, 1758 & a nice account of the battle, the sit... See More  

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Henry Knox and Alexander Hamilton... Last issue in New York...

Item #659331

October 13, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Oct. 13, 1790  This issue might  be more desirable for what's in the dateline rather than in the text, as this was the last issue of this famous newspaper to be published in New York City. When the nation's capital moved from New York to Philadelphia this newspaper moved as well as it was the "voice" of the government to all who r... See More  

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Fourteen issues from the Territory of Arizona...

Item #679325

January 01, 1902

ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, 1902  A lot of 14 territorial issues (Arizona became a state in 1912), each complete in 8 pages. Pulpish, mostly loose at the spine, various tears at margins including the top margin, some chipping at margins as well.

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Washington occupies New York City as the British evacuate...

Item #671776

January 16, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 16, 1784 

* General George Washington enters NYC

* Evacuation Day (New York) British Army leave

Page 4 has a report noting in part: "...Admiral Digby...having quitted the American command. The troops which lately occupied New York, in consequence of the orders of Sir Guy Carleton evacuated that garrison on the 26th & 27th of November la... See More  

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Broadsheet "Extra" on the Garfield assassination attempt...

Item #679732

July 15, 1881

DEMOCRATIC WATCHMAN, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1881 

* President James Garfield shot

* Rare broadsheet "extra"

Page 4 has a report headed: "A Terrible Deed--Attempt to Assassinate President Garfield" which begins: "Not having issued a paper last week the Watchman is consequently somewhat late with the news of the attempted assassination of President G... See More  

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A detailed account of Mosby's famous "Greenback Raid"...

Item #679255

October 17, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 17, 1864 

* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader

* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry

* Report on the Greenback Raid

This issue has much reporting on the Civil War, perhaps the most significant being a page 5 account with heads: "Guerrillas Again Along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad" "They Attack and Destroy a Train" "Interesting and Full Deta... See More  

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Rare pair with the parody issue for Al Neuharth's birthday...

Item #679754

March 22, 1983

USA TODAY, March 22, 1983  A fascinating--and quite rare--pair of issues of this date, the first being the "regular" edition sold nationwide, and the other being a parody edition in honor of the newspaper's founder, Al Neuharth.

The later edition is the same as the regular save for the front page. Every item on the front page is a spoof relating to Neuharth. A very limited-run ... See More  

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Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks: champion for a third time...

Item #674829

September 16, 1978

THE STATES-ITEM, New Orleans, Sept. 16, 1978 

* Leon Spinks vsd. Muhammad Ali II

* Heavyweight boxing championship title fight

The banner headline announces: "The Champion -- Ali III" with a huge photo showing the boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks. A smaller photo of Ali as well.

The sports section has perhaps a better banner head: "Ahhhli, Ahhhli, Ahhhl... See More  

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The Kristallnacht rampage against German Jews...

Item #675131

November 14, 1938

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Nov. 14, 1938 

* Crystal Night (Kristallnacht) (1st report)

* Night of Broken Glass - Persecution of Jews

The top of the front page Has a two column head: "Jewish Property Wrecked, Looted By Fascist Mobs" with subhead: "Worst Anti-Jewish Violence Since Hitler Became Reich Dictator; Few Police On Hand As Looters Run Wild; Goebbels F... See More  

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"Our Army and Navy in the Philippines"...

Item #669870

September 17, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 17, 1898  Full front page illus. of "Our Army and Navy in the Philippines" showing Admiral Dewey & General Merritt on the flagship 'Olympia'.

Inside has two full pages of illus. of "Scenes at Camp Wikoff." Full pg. illus. of "On a Homeward-Bound Transport from Cuba."

Doublepage centerfold of "I've Played... See More  

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Great print of the new United States Treasury Note...

Item #675384

September 14, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 14, 1861 

* Print of a $100 United States Treasury Note

Of special interest is very very nice page 6 print of the new: "United States Treasury Notes" including the 5 coupons attached. Beneath the print is the detailed: "Description of the Notes".

Among the inside page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "... See More  

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Black soldiers in the Spanish-American War...

Item #678998

May 21, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 21, 1898  Nice full ftpg: "Out For A Fight--Adm. Sampson on the Bridge of the 'New York' " is displayable. Fullpg. with 8 photos of: "Scenes in the Capital of Porto Rico" & fullpg. with 5 photos of: "U.S. Regulars at Port Tampa, Florida". "News from the Klondike" includes 7 photos. Doublepage centerfold: &q... See More  

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The first issue from this scenic coastal town...

Item #679324

October 06, 1877

THE MENDOCINO BEACON, California, Oct. 6, 1877 

* Rare Old West coastal title

A quite rare title from this little community sitting on the scenic cliffs overlooking the Pacific north of San Francisco, now a popular tourist town and artist's community. It is also the fictional "Cabot Cove" of the popular television series "Murder, She Wrote"

This is the volume 1,... See More  

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Paul Revere, Masonic Grand Master... Frigate Constitution to be launched...

Item #676972

September 09, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept.  9, 1797 

* Masonic - Freemasonry - Masons

* USS Constitution to be launched

The top of page 3 has an advertisement for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons, including an engraving of the Masonic seal, with the notice signed in type: Paul Revere, Grand Master".

Page 2 has a brief yet notable item datelined "Navy Yard, Boston" ... See More  

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Collection of English language Nazi newspapers...

Item #636874
(10) WORLD WAR II: "The Star" and "Evening Press" newspapers from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Ten issues of a bona-fide Nazi newspaper published in English for the residents of this English Channel island during the Nazi occupation.  All issues date from 1940 thru early 1945.  The images shown are representative of what you will receive.

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Making tobacco... Wilberforce on slavery...

Item #659062

August 05, 1789


* African slave trade

* William Wilberforce

* Early tobacco market

The front page has: "Extracts From American Essays--On The Manufacture Of Tobacco." Page 2 has: "Extracts from the Instructions of some of the Bailiwicks in France relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade".

A page 3 item says: "Mr. Wilb... See More  

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Washington's concerns about apportioning numbers for Congress...

Item #677133

April 07, 1792


* President George Washington

* United States Congress

Page 3 has a letter from the President to Congress concerning his thoughts on apportioning representatives for the House according to the first census. Hid notes his two objections. Signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, untrimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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Report of Nellie Bly's trip around the world...

Item #670406

December 09, 1889

SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Jan. 22, 1890 

* Nellie Bly's trip around the World

* Welcome home

The front page has a very fine article on the famed traveler and reporter Nellie Bly as she nears competition of her epic trip around the world. A few bits mention: "...a few minutes later Miss Bly was taken off on a tug while her fellow passengers on the same steamer gave her a pa... See More  

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Nice plates, including a cross section of a ship...

Item #667135
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1748  Among the articles are: "Description of Aix la Chapelle & history of the Protestant Religion There" "New Astronomical Observations" "Of the Late Lunar Eclipse" "Of Saturn & Its Rings" (with full page plate) "Description of the City of Lima, from Betagh's Voyage Round the World...&qu
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The Oklahoma land boom...

Item #679251

April 04, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 4, 1885  The front page haws 4 prints with the caption: "Kansas - The Proposed Invasion of Oklahoma - Scenes at the Boomers' Camp at Arkansas City" plus there is a related article on an inside page. Inside also have a one-third pg. print: "Indian Territory - The Proposed Invasion of Oklahoma - General Hatch's U.S. Cavalry ... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln on Negro regiments...

Item #674985

August 13, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 13, 1862 

* Rare Confederate publication

* Abraham Lincoln - Negro troops

From the Confederate capital.  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "The Fight at Southwest Mountain--Further Particulars" "From the Rip Raps" "Norfolk Portsmouth & Suffolk" "Important Decision of Lincoln--Negro Reg... See More  

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President-Elect Lincoln enroute... Departs from Springfield...

Item #674336

February 12, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, February 12, 1861

* Abraham Lincoln leaves Springfield, Illinois

* Starts his journey for Washington D.C.

The front page has the following one column headlines: "THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION" "Mr. Lincoln's Departure From Springfield" "Parting Address To His Fellow-Townsmen" "THE NATIONAL TROUBLES" "Important Speech by the Pres... See More  

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"A Clockwork Orange" opening movie review and ad...

Item #679489

December 30, 1971

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Dec. 30, 1971 

* "A Clockwork Orange"

* Premiere review and ad

* Movie director Stanley Kubrick

* Dystopian crime film

As most might be aware "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into ... See More  

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Washington letter on the Jay Treaty...

Item #668111

August 29, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 29, 1795 

* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty

Page 2 has a letter from the President to the New York Chamber of Commerce concerning the controversial Jay Treaty with England, signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Act of Congress signed by Washington & others...

Item #669113

April 06, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 6, 1793 

* George Washington

* John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson

The front page has a lengthy Act of Congress: "An Act to Regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes" signed in type by the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State: Go. WASHINGTON, John Adams, and Th. Jefferson. A decorative issue as such.

Inside has content on... See More  

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Early support for women's rights...

Item #665060

January 27, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1795  P

* 18th century Women's rights support

age 3 has a report concerning a dinner of the Officers of the First Philadelphia Regiment of City Militia, at which there were 15 toasts, the last of which is supportive of women's rights: "The Rights of Woman--May our fair country women, have their full share f the blessings... See More  

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Newspaper from territorial New Mexico...

Item #679717

December 03, 1896


* Before joining the Union

A territorial newspaper as New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. Typical news and ads of the day.

Four pages, folio size, archivally rejoined at the spine, some minor  margin tears, generally good.... See More  

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How gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill...

Item #670927

March 17, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 17, 1849 

* 1st discovery of gold in California account

* Sutter's Mill & James W. Marshall

Page 3 has a great article headed: "Interesting Account Of How the Gold Was Discovered in California". This is an interesting article, prefaced with: "...We extract the account they received from Capt. Sutter, the owner of the m... See More  

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William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #679514

June 22, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 22, 1797 

* Rare 18th century American publication

This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffer... See More  

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Supreme Court outlaws school prayer...

Item #679734

June 26, 1962

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, June 26, 1962

* School prayer deemed unconstitutional 

* Engel v. Vitale Supreme Court decision 

* Separation of church and state 

The front page has a four column heading: "High Court Ruling May Doom School Religious Observances" with caption: "Prayer Recitation Unconstitutional" Historic first report coverage on th... See More  

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Rare & early print showing a San Francisco celebration upon California joining the Union...

Item #678990

January 25, 1851

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 25, 1851  The front page features a very nice print of the: "Procession at San Francisco in Celebration of the Admission of California Into the American Union" with a related article on the next page.

Complete in 16 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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Great letter on the rush to the gold fields of California...

Item #679724

December 08, 1848


* California gold rush letter

* Early - pre-49ers

The front page has over half a column headed: "The Gold Excitement" which has some great content, including: "...what a spectacle that of whole villages being deserted...rushing pell mell...over the mountains, through forests...into the newly discovered mine region!...Many p... See More  

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From the Confederacy...

Item #679343

November 18, 1861

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Nov. 18, 1861 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

Half of the ftpg. is taken up with advertisements while the other half includes: "The Rebels & Their Capital" "Richmond and Its Environs" "Notes of a Recent Tour in the South" which is a report from the New York Herald.

Page 2 includes an editorial which discusses, ... See More  

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Confederate newspaper... Court cases involving slaves...

Item #563764

July 11, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1864 Various Civil War news with a Confederate bias, making for interesting reading as such. Among the front page items are: "The War News" which has several subheads including: "From Petersburg" & "Burnside's Movements". Other war news include: "Latest News From the North--Our Army in Maryland--Capture of Martinsburg... See More  

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Confederate newspaper... Court cases involving slaves...

Item #683197

July 11, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1864

* Rare rebel publication

Various Civil War news with a Confederate bias, making for interesting reading as such. Among the front page items are: "The War News" which has several subheads including: "From Petersburg" & "Burnside's Movements". Other war news include: "Latest News From the North--Our Army in M... See More  

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John Adams and the Bank of the United States...

Item #676384

July 21, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 21, 1798  

* President John Adams signed act

* Bank of the United States fraud

The front page has half a column take up with: "An Act to Punish Frauds committed on the Bank of the United States" signed in script type: John Adams.

Page 2 has a document headed: "John Adams, President of the United States of America: To All Whom It May Conc... See More  

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The D-Day invasion...

Item #674821

June 06, 1944


* D-Day invasion of France (1st report)

* World War II German defense

A large & bold banner headline reports the advance of troops on D-Day: "INVADERS PUSH 9 MILES INLAND" with related subheads: "2 Beachheads Won; Battle on for Cain; 11,000 Planes, 4000 Ships Hit France".

The complete issue, good condition save for a piece... See More  

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Death of the Queen's occultist, an itinerant quack...

Item #679719

May 26, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, May 26, 1715 

* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings

A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The back page has a brief item: "The same day, Sir William Read, his Majesty's Ocultist in Chief, died at Rochester; he was the most expert of all those of his profession." Wikisource calls Willi... See More  

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First of this title we have discovered...

Item #677316

May 16, 1813


* Rare publication

A quite rare title which lasted but 51 issues, this being issue no. 19, done by John Drakard, an English newspaper proprietor, publisher, and political radical, imprisoned for his journalism.

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, 10 1/4 by 15 1/2 inches, full red tax stamp, very nice condition.... See More  

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Georgetown, Colorado... Tacoma, Washington Territory...

Item #679720

May 05, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883  The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a mother at the Tombs jail; half page: "The Indian at Work--M... See More  

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Much on the California gold rush...

Item #670926

February 03, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1849  The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Mode Of Extracting Gold From the Ore"  being a timely article given the recent discovery of gold in Calif. But the article begins with: "...The metallic grains found in the sands of rivers in California do not require to be subjected to a metallurgic process."

Page 3 begins wit... See More  

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Rare Jewish newspaper from New York... Albert Einstein?

Item #676407

May 17, 1929


* Rare Jewish New York City issue

* Judaica - Jews

Noted in the masthead is: "A National Jewish Weekly Devoted to the Home, Art and Literature."

This is a quite scarce newspaper printed entirely in the Hebrew language, and typical of Hebrew publications it is bound on the right with the pages turned fr... See More  

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Six letters signed by President John Adams...

Item #679570

May 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 26, 1798

* President John Adams

A nice issue for display as the front page contains not just one but six letters, each signed in type by the president: JOHN ADAMS. There are two more letters signed by Adams on page 2.

These letters are in response to letters sent to him by people or groups in Lancaster &  Harrisburg, Penna., and also Burlington &... See More  

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James Oglethorpe fights the Spanish in Georgia, Florida...

Item #676468
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  September, 1740   Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe, plus a report datelined "Hampton Road, Virginia, July 24, 1740" which takes a full column telling of military affairs at St. Augustine, with mention of General Oglethorpe & others.

Include... See More  

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Buchanan's state-of-the-union address... Latest from the "Mormon country"...

Item #678223

December 28, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 28, 1859

* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address

Page 3 has most of a column headed: "From The Mormon Country" datelined at "Great Salt Lake City" which provides a rather included update on the events in Utah in recent months. Also on page 3: "The Purchase of Mount Vernon" by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, with ... See More  

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An 'uproar' at the woman's rights convention...

Item #679333

September 12, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1853 

* "Mob Convention" - Woman's suffrage

Page 2 has a report concerning: "The Women's Rights Convention" held in New York.

A few bits note in part: "...Among the speakers in defence of the rights of women were Lucretia Mott...and Mr. R. C. Burleigh. The latter was loudly hissed, whereupon he r... See More  

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On the travel of Mormons from Utah...

Item #677748

November 07, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 7, 1858

* Mormons - Mormonism

 Inside has an article; "Arrival of a Company of Mormon Elders from Utah" with some interesting content including: "...all was peace & quiet in Utah...The health of ex-Governor Young was good...We met also a Danish company of Mormons...We met 1300 wagons belonging to different individuals..." and much more on th... See More  

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Rare title from the Philippine-American War...

Item #678349

July 05, 1899

THE MANILA TIMES, Philippine Islands, July 5, 1899  A very uncommon title, totally in English, from the Philippine-American War. Although the United States won the Philippines from Spain in the Spanish-American War, Philippine nationalists didn't want another colonial ruler, hence this war. 

This is from the first year of its existence. 

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, m... See More  

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An insurrection in Philadelphia... Washington in New Jersey...

Item #659559

January 09, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 9, 1777 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy

The back page has a letter beginning: "In order that the public may not be misled into a notion of the respectability of a body of persons calling themselves Loyalists, who are shortly to assemble in Great Queen Street & in the phrenzy of a drunken revel to celebr... See More  

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Working towards a constitution for California... All is not good in California...

Item #678561

December 10, 1849


* Monterey Convention

* California Statehood ?

 Over half of page 2 is taken up with: "The News From California", much of it having to do with the constitutional convention as they work towards statehood. Included as well: "To The People of California" and: "Proclamation To the People of California". ... See More  

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Bible reading is banned in public schools...

Item #679226

June 18, 1963

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, New York, June 18, 1963

* Bible reading in school is banned by the Supreme Court

The top of a front page column has an article prefaced with: "Bible Reading and saying the Lord's Prayer were barred from public schools." with more text concerning the decision by the Supreme Court.

Complete in 26 pages, binding holes at the blank spine, very nice condit... See More  

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Speeches by Jeff Davis & Abraham Lincoln... Lincoln's re-election...

Item #679353

November 11, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 11, 1864

* Abraham Lincoln's re-election

* Jefferson Davis message

 More than the first column of the front page is taken up with: "Jeff. Davis' Message" "He Opposes the Theory, but Urges the Practice of Arming the Slaves" "Rebel Currency & Foreign Intervention" "Strong Comments by the Richmond Papers" with t... See More  

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Fund-raising event to support what is now Mount Sinai Hospital...

Item #677753

October 29, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 29, 1858  

* Early Mount Sinai Hospital (Manhattan)

Of special note is a back page article taking three-quarters of a column headed: "The Jews' Hospital" "Dinner and Ball in Aid of Its Funds".

This hospital is now known as Mount Sinai, one of the more notable hospitals in the world. It was dedicated just 3 years previous, with mention in th... See More  

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The fall of Manila... African-American regiment at the charge of San Juan Hill...

Item #678997

October 15, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 15, 1898  Full front page illus. of "The Fall of Manila." Inside has two full pages showing: "Scenes Attending the Surrender of Manila." 1/2 pg. of illus. of "Launch of the United States Battle Ship 'Illinois' at Newport News, Virginia, October 4, 1898." Full pg. illus. of "Our Occupation of Puerto Rico."

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Constitution of the State of Indiana... Paoli monument...

Item #664913

October 04, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 4, 1817 

* Constitution of Indiana

* Battle of Paoli monument

Inside has what appears to be the entire text of the Constitution of the State of Indiana taking over 8 pages.

The front page has an interesting broadside-like graph and text concerning public expenditures in Great Britain, Ireland and the United States. Such graphics in this tit... See More  

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Shipping report signed by Alexander Hamilton...

Item #669210

February 15, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 15, 1794  Page 2 has a report headed: "American Tonnage" being a chart, by country, of the actual tonnage shipped in 1792. The chart is signed by: Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury.

Four pages, some minor foxing, minor archival mend at the bottom of the spine, good condition.

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Supreme Court acts on the "Ironclad Oath" required of ex-Confederates...

Item #675669

January 16, 1867

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Jan. 16, 1867  Page 3 has two reports concerning the controversial "Ironclad Oath", which essentially prevented political activity of ex-Confederates soldiers & supporters by requiring all voters & officials to swear they had never supported the Confederacy.

A case arose in Missouri involving a Catholic priest who was indicted for preaching without ... See More  

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Washington on negotiating peace...

Item #679711

June 25, 1782


* American Revolutionary War

* 18th century - from The Enemy

Page 3 has a letter from New York beginning: "The rebels have been assured by the French that they hare to have no more pecuniary assistance from that quarter...The rebels had some small resource left in their trade..." and a bit more.

The bkpg. has ... See More  

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V-E Day is official...

Item #678839

May 08, 1945


* Germany Surrenders

* V-E day - Nazis quit

 The banner headline announces: "V-E DAY IS OFFICIAL TODAY" and also: "Truman, Churchill, Stalin, de Gaulle Will Broadcast Victory Manifestoes" with various subheads, including: "Nazis to Sign Final Pact This Morning". There is also a related photo.

The complete first section (o... See More  

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The steel industry in 1903... The school ship "Young America"...

Item #675430

December 12, 1903

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 12, 1903  The color cover has: "IRON AND STEEL," which is followed by multiple pages of articles and photos describing various aspects of the iron industry at the turn of the century.

Another article and large photo has: "THE FLOATING SCHOOLSHIP 'YOUNG AMERICA' ". The inside cover has a nice ad for Oldsmobile.

The complete issu... See More  

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The Bowie knife outlawed in Tennessee...

Item #671410

February 17, 1838

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, February 17, 1838

* James 'Jim' Bowie knife

* Outlawed in Tennessee

Among the various reports in this famous newspaper is a back page item which notes: "The legislature of the state of Tennessee adjourned on Monday...The Bill to suppress the sale and use of bowie knives deserves to be reckoned among the most salutary acts passed by... See More  

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The lead-up to the Battle of Bull Run...

Item #676347

July 21, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 21, 1861

* First Battle of Bull Run beginning

* Manassas VA Virginia

* 1st major battle of the Civil War

 Some nice front page column heads on the day before Bull Run including: "LATEST FROM BULL'S RUN" "The Armies Only One Mile Apart" "Our Men on the Original Battlefield" "Capture of Several Secessionists" "Effec... See More  

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U.S. Battleship "Iowa" and so much more...

Item #669866

July 09, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN COAST DEFENCE SUPPLEMENT, New York, July 9, 1898  This is an issue on guns, armor, and fortifications with many photos & illustrations within. Included is a foldout of the "U. S. Battleship 'Iowa'" measuring 21 by 15 1/2 inches.

Still has the original two-color cover (decorative), plus the back cover showing: "Bird's Eye View of the Shipbuil... See More  

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Map of the battle at Lee's Mills...

Item #676316

April 22, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 22, 1862

* Battle of Lee's Mill

* Siege of Yorktown, Virginia

* American Civil War map

The front page has a nice Civil War map headed: "The Battle at Lee's Mills, Virginia" with much detail.

The front page also has much reporting headed: "The Siege of Yorktown" plus other war-related reports as well, including: "The Fight Near Lee&#... See More  

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The famed Somerville Round House...

Item #679561

April 01, 1854

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, April, 1854  Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

Perhaps of most interest is a very early print of the: "Circular House at Somerville, Mass." w... See More  

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From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665553

February 10, 1797


* 18th century American publication

The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including three illustrated ship ads. Inside has reports from the federal Congress.

Four pages, wide ne... See More  

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Death of Kamehameha V, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii...

Item #676355

January 16, 1873


* Death of Kamehameha V

* King of Hawaii - Sandwich Islands

 The top of the front page has a nice article: "The Death of Kamehameha V "Appearance of the Body While Lying in State--Ceremonies on the Occasion".

He reigned at the fifth monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii & was described at the last great traditio... See More  

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Skeleton from the Black Assize of Oxford 1577...

Item #679741

March 23, 1767

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL [Gloucester], England, March 23, 1767  Page 3 has an interesting item: "Last week the skeleton of a man in setters, with one jaw and some of the large bones perfect, was dug up in removing some ground in our Castle Green, eastward of the ruins of the old County Hall, memorable as the place wherein was held the fatal black assize, in the year 1577... upwards of 500 o... See More  

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Death of the Prince of Wales... Handel's Messiah...

Item #642746
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1751  There is an interesting report of a performance of Handel's Messiah, which includes: "Was performed in the chapel of the Foundling Hospital the sacred oratorio Messiah, under the direction of G.F. Handel, Esq., who himself play'd a voluntary on the organ; the amount of the sum for the tickets delivered out was above 600 pounds
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Americans capture Toronto, instigating the capture & burning of Washington, D.C...

Item #673055

May 15, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 15, 1813  Inside contains a very nice account headed: "Capture of York" [present-day Toronto] which was the capital of Upper Canada at the time. It was the burning of York by the Americans which caused the British to capture & burn Washington, D.C.

Included is a dispatch signed: H. Dearborn which begins: "We are in full possession of thi... See More  

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Territorial Oklahoma...

Item #676409

February 06, 1903

THE RECORD, Moore, Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 1903 

* Pre-statehood

This is actually a "territorial" newspaper, as Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, one of only 3 of the contiguous 48 to join the union in the 20th century (New Mexico & Arizona the other two).

A volume 1 issue of a paper which apparently only lasted a year, with no institutional holdings outside of Oklaho... See More  

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Lincoln heads to Washington... Jefferson Davis' inaugural address...

Item #675346

February 19, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861 

* Jefferson Davis inaugural

* Confederate President

* Abraham Lincoln en route

Page 5 has column heads with continued & detailed coverage of Lincoln's trip from his home to the nation's capital: "The President Elect En Route" "The Receptions In This State" "Enthusiasm Of The People" "His Arrival In Albany&... See More  

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Two letters from John Jay...

Item #668942

August 23, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 23, 1798  Page 3 has a letter from the New  York governor concerning: "...the introduction of a foreign influence in our national councils..." signed in type: John Jay. And yet another letter signed in type: John Jay.

Before being governor of New York Jay was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Four pages, hands... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln.. Peace conference... New York ratifies the 13th Amendment prohibiting slavery...

Item #679706

February 04, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 4, 1865 

* Peace Conference - Abraham Lincoln

* 13th Amendment abolishing slavery

Among the articles: "THE PEACE CONFERENCE" "Arrival of the Rebel Commissioners at Fortress Monroe" "The Conference Probably Ended" "From Savannah - Sherman's Campaign..." "Important If True - Deflection of Prominent Rebel Generals...&qu... See More  

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Lincoln's letter to McClellan: editor's bias against the President...

Item #666536

January 21, 1863

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1863  Among the articles within are: "Special Message from President Lincoln" is on the ftpg. and signed in type: A. Lincoln. "Skinning Yankees Alive" "The Horrors of Missouri" "How the President Operates on the Negro Question in the 'Loyal Slave States' " "War News of the Week" "Negro Jollific... See More  

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Nazi capital is captured...

Item #678896

May 03, 1945

THE STARS & STRIPES, Paris Edition, May 3, 1945 

* Nazis surrendering in Europe

* World War II - WWII

* Richard Jarczyk execution photo

A banner head above the masthead proclaims: "BERLIN IS TAKEN" and a banner head beneath the masthead: "Nazis Surrender In Italy" with various related heads on World War II. Also a photo of a German spy being executed. Several w... See More  

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Fifteen puzzle game craze....

Item #679712

March 22, 1880

NEW YORK TIMES, March 22, 1880  Page 4 has a one column heading: "FIFTEEN". The related text on this "craze" of the era takes up about a full column.

This is a sliding puzzle having 15 numbered square tiles in a frame leaving one unoccupied tile position. Tiles in the same row or column of the open position can be moved by sliding them horizontally or vertically, respecti... See More  

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Launch of the U.S. brig President Adams...

Item #679233

August 07, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 7, 1799  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Robespierre--The Detested", the famous name from the French Revolution.

A page 2 item from Pittsburgh has: "A new brig, the property of the United States, called President Adams, was launched on Rouge River, six miles from Detroit...She carries 18 guns & is remarkably ha... See More  

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How Berlin was divided just after the war...

Item #679265

September 28, 1945

NORDWEST-NACHRICHTEN, Germany, Sept. 28, 1945  A notable post-war newspaper--totally in the German language--concerning the creations of the four districts of Berlin, noting the American, British, French, and Russian districts, the latter to be known as East Berlin.

The title translates: "Northwest News - News Bulletin of the Allied Military Authority". The map caption translates: ... See More  

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From Fiji: the 'first newspaper printed today'...

Item #679266

March 01, 1948

OCEANIA DAILY NEWS, Fiji, March 1, 1948  Given its location near the international dateline, it claims to be the: "First Paper Published In The World Today" as noted in the masthead. This is the volume 1, number 1 issue.

Tabloid-size, complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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Black troops...

Item #679001

May 28, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 28, 1898  Full ftpg. shows: 'Comm. Winfield S. Schley on the Bridge of the ship 'Brooklyn' '. Nice fullpg. Remington print: 'Colored Troopers of the U.S. Cavalry Taking their Horses for a Dash into the Gulf' at Tampa, Florida. Nice fullpg. with 3 prints of the 'U.S. Regulars at Port Tampa, Florida'. Much more on the military i... See More  

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Japan visits the United States... Arctic expedition...

Item #676040

June 09, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, June 9, 1860  Not just the front page but several pages inside have prints concerning the visit of the Japanese Ambassadors to the United States and the White House. 

Also within is an article: "Correspondence Between Heenan and Sayers", the famous boxers of the era. And several prints and an article concerning the Arctic Expedition, including a prin... See More  

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Virginia sends its congratulations on the union of England & Scotland...

Item #666863

July 29, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 29, 1708  Near the top of the front page is a report noting in part: "The humble address of the President and Council of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, in congratulation of the happy Union of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland..." presented to Queen Anne.

England and Scotland were formally combined into one Parliament creating Great Britain... See More  

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Lincoln election results... Jefferson Davis on arming slaves...

Item #679367

November 12, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 12, 1864  

* Abraham Lincoln election results

* Jefferson Davis message

Over two columns on the front page are taken up with reports headed: "The Election" and "The Result In New York" "Union Majority in the State Over Eight Thousand" plus it continues with some election results from six other states as well, some quite brief.

The re... See More  

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Broadside "Extra"...

Item #679733

November 27, 1824

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, EXTRA, (Boston, Nov. 27, 1824)  This is an interesting broadside (printed on one side only) "Extra" with no date in the dateline however a period notation at the top reads "Nov. 27, 1824" and two letters in the text have Nov., 1824 dates. The reports are entirely political. Folio size, single sheet, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the margins.

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Arrival of a slave ship at Savannah...

Item #677328

September 23, 1797


* Slaver ship Agenoria (Brig)

* African slaves trade - slavery

* Savannah, Georgia arrival

Page 3 has an interesting report from Savannah with a tongue-in-check heading: "The Land Of Liberty!!  A Curiosity!!!", the report noting: "Just arrived from Cape Mount on the ...coast of Africa, the ship Agenor... See More  

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Inauguration & inaugural address of Andrew Jackson...

Item #673065

March 07, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 7, 1829  An inside page has a nice article headed: "The Inauguration" which begins with details of the proceedings including: "...in the presence of an immense concourse of spectators, filling the portico, the steps...the president of the United States delivered his inaugural address as given below, and having concluded it, the oath ... See More  

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Item #668160

May 28, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 28, 1833  One-third of the front page is taken up with the historic treaty of commerce and navigation with Russia, containing all 13 Articles and appropriate signatures in type, including: Andrew Jackson as President.

The back page begins with: "A New Plan For the Public Buildings In Washington" which has considerable detail, taking mos... See More  

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News from Utah on the Mormons...

Item #679718

February 25, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 25, 1859 

* Mormons - Mormonism & gold

Page 2 has half a column headed: "UTAH" "Only Mormons On Juries--Discovery of Gold Near Salt Lake--A Catholic Army Chaplain".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Pirate Hicks confesses his guilt...

Item #679370

June 06, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 1860

* Albert W. Hicks confesses to his crimes

* Last pirate executed in the United States

 The front page has over half a column headed: "The Murders On the Oyster Sloop" "A Partial Confession from Hicks--He Admits His Guilt & Details Some of the Particulars of the Tragedy".

 His name was Albert W. Hicks, aka William Johnson and &q... See More  

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Paul Revere as President of the Board of Health...

Item #672566

June 28, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 28, 1800 

* Paul Revere

* Board of Health

Page 3 has a report from  the: "Health Office" which is signed in type by its President: Paul Revere

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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On the Treaty of Greenville, Ohio...

Item #679035

November 07, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 7, 1795  

* Treaty of Greenville

Page 2 has an interesting letter from a soldier at the "Head Quarters, Greenville" in which he describes the vicinity: "...much pleased with this country...mere trifle here to procure the necessaries of life. The sod is exceedingly good & the climate is healthy. This place is near the head of a branch o... See More  

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Famous suffrage newspaper...

Item #679707

May 19, 1917

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Worcester, May 19, 1917 

* Rare publication

* Women's suffrage

Upper right corner notes: "Oldest Suffrage Newspaper In The World" and under the title: "Founded in 1870 by Lucy Stone and Henry B. Blackwell." As would be imagined much of the content is on women's rights & suffrage concerns, as the national right to vote would happe... See More  

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Battle of Chippewa Falls...

Item #679735

July 27, 1814

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 27, 1814 

* Battle of Chippawa

* Invasion of Upper Canada

* Niagara Falls - Ontario

* War of 1812

The front page begins with a full column: "Dispatch From Major-General Brown to the Secretary of War" which is his official report on the Battle of Chippawa Falls near Niagara. This was a notable victory for the Americans despite being outnumber... See More  

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A fine report of the White River Massacre...

Item #675609

October 29, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 29, 1879

* Meeker Massacre (early report)

* Battle of Milk Creek

* United States Army

* White River Utes - Indians

 Over half of the first column of the ftpg. has: "The White River Massacre" :safety of Mrs. Meeker and the Women and Children of the Agency--Details of the Tragedy".

This was the White River Massacre, also known as t... See More  

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Mormons settling in San Bernardino, California...

Item #675110

November 06, 1851

NEW YORK OBSERVER, Nov. 6, 1851 

* San Bernardino, California - Mormonism

* New home of the Mormons - settling

Page 2 has a report headed: "California" with various news items, one with a mini-head: "Mormons" noting in part: "A large party of Mormons have concluded a bargain for the purchase of the rancho of San Bernardino near Los Angeles...San Bernardino, for... See More  

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Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #638113

September 10, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 10, 1825 

* Hebrew city to be established

* Grand Island, New York

* Jews - Jewish - Judaica

One of the brief articles on the back page reads in its entirety: "An Hebrew city, to be called Ararat is to be laid off on Grand Island, N.Y., on the 15th or 18th instant, with masonic and military ceremonies. It will be located to face the mo... See More  

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Life in the Wild West...

Item #679737

November 16, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 16, 1883  Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West, much more than any found in eastern newspapers.

Page 7 begins with: "AT THE STAKE" "A Colorado Ranchman Tortured by a Band of Robbers" "The Victims Burned & Bastina... See More  

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Capture of New Orleans...

Item #679710

April 30, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, April 30, 1862 

* Capture of New Orleans Louisiana LA

* Mississippi River naval engagement

* Yorktown, Virginia

Among the front page column headlines on the Civil War are: "The Siege of Yorktown" "The Rebels Becoming More Wide Awake" "Another Gallant Skirmish & Destruction of a Rebel Battery" "The Capture of New Orleans" &quo... See More  

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A 'classic' Wild West stagecoach robbery...

Item #675503

February 06, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 6, 1877  Among the front page articles is: "Arizona" "Robbery of the California and Arizona Stage--The Robbers captured and Property Recovered". And this is followed by another report: "Later--Indignation Against the Robbers".

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition with some minor archiv... See More  

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SS Athenia torpedoed... America stays out of World War II...

Item #675124

September 04, 1939

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Sept. 4, 1939 

* SS Athenia sinking (1st report)

* 1st British ship sunk by Germany

* World War II at the beginning

* Britain and France entering the war

The front page banner headline announces: "SHIP IS TORPEDOED" with subheads: "Declare War On Nazis" "Britain & France Put Mighty Forces Into Action When Hitler Spu... See More  

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Themed on the military: the last issue...

Item #679335

July 30, 1841

CITIZEN SOLDIER, Windsor, Vermont, July 30, 1841  The motto in the masthead details its purpose: "Devoted to the Interests of the Militia, To Military Science and National Defense in General." This is the last issue of this short-lived newspaper lasting just 52 weeks issues from 1840-1841.

Among the various articles within are: "Fiery Flying Serpent" and a page 2 report: ... See More  

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Trouble with the Indians in Idaho...

Item #675640

June 08, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 8, 1878  The front page has: "The Indian Outbreak" "Latest News from Idaho--Col. Bernard in the Field in Pursuit of Hostile Indians".

The report notes in part: "...Five men scouting up the Braneau Valley found...settlers gathered at Robinson's ranch...valley had been raided by Indians...Colonel Bernard with sixty cavalry are ... See More  

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An "Extraordinary" issue of this title...

Item #659436

April 23, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE EXTRAORDINARY, Boston, April 23, 1790  An uncommon single sheet "Extra" printing outside the regular cycle of this newspaper.

Half of the front page is taken up with detailed reports from the: "Congress of America" carrying over to page 2 as well.

Four pages, single sheet, very nice condition.

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The Battle of Monterrey...

Item #666739

March 02, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 2, 1847  An historic issue as page 2 has two-thirds of a column taken up with a nice report on the: "Battle of Monterrey" - Col. Garland's Report". This was a major a victory for the American Army.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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The newly invented telegraph described...

Item #678432

November 13, 1844

THE DAILY GLOBE, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1844  

* Samuel Morse

* Telegraph invention

Page 3 has a wonderful article on the newly invented telegraph, headed: "Morse's Magnetic Telegraph" and which begins: "We annex an article...relative to this wonderful discovery. It transmits information from this city to Baltimore and back again, a distance of 80 miles, almost i... See More  

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From West Baton Rouge...

Item #668252

May 29, 1886

THE SUGAR PLANTER, West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 29, 1886 

* From the deep South

A quite uncommon title from the South. We had a few issues from the first year of the Civil War. this this is the first of a post-war issue.

Various news & ads off the day, four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.... See More  

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Indian troubles in Oregon and Idaho...

Item #675639

June 16, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 16, 1878  The top of the front page has: "The Indian War" "The Outbreak in Oregon and Idaho" which takes three-quarters of a column and has some great detail.

Four pages, a bit fragile but in nice condition.

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The Centennial Exposition... Baseball...

Item #680018

May 20, 1876

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 20, 1876  Featured are several prints of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, the ftpg. showing the "Great Corliss Engine" & an expansive doublepage centerfold of the: "Scene on the Grand Plaza...". More as well.

The back page has a nice print of a baseball player in uniform, in a "Base Ball Goods" adverti... See More  

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A report on the Treasury...

Item #677131

August 25, 1788

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Aug. 25, 1788  All of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the U.S. Treasury. Page 3 has some news of the day, but most of the issue is taken up with a wealth of advertisements including 11 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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Trouble with the Mollie Maguires...

Item #679334

June 10, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, June 10, 1875  The full front page is a political cartoon: "Cutting Themselves Off From The Party". Page 4 has 4 prints relating to the article: "The Mining Troubles - Prospectus of the Ending of the Strike--The Collision at Mahanoy City" with the prints captioned: "The Outbreak in the Pennsylvania Mining Region".

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Stephen Girard and Zachary Taylor...

Item #679527

March 10, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 10, 1849  The front page features a print of: "Stephen Girard" with a lengthy biographical sketch of him. Also a print of: "Girard College" with a related article as well.

Page 2 has a somewhat large print headed: "THE INAUGURATION" showing the ceremonies, and: "THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT TAYLOR" follo... See More  

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William H. Harrison is elected President...

Item #671429

November 14, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 14, 1840 

* William Henry Harrison

* 1840 election victory

Page 2 has a report headed: "Presidential Election" which begins: "Sufficient returns are received to place the result beyond all question. It is now certain that William Henry Harrison will be elected president, and John Tyler, vice president of the United States...... See More  

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First trans-Atlantic telegraph message: Queen Victoria to President Buchanan...

Item #678571

August 17, 1858

THE EASTERN ARGUS, Portland, Maine, Aug. 17, 1858

* Transatlantic telegraph cable

* 1st transmission - Atlantic Ocean

Page 2 has half a column with a report on the first telegraphic transmission across the Atlantic Ocean, headed: "Atlantic Telegraph!" "Queen Victoria's Message", her message to Buchanan reading: "Her Majesty desires to congratulate the President ... See More  

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Grover Cleveland wins the Presidency...

Item #678602

November 09, 1892

THE KENTUCKY JOURNAL, Newport, Nov. 9, 1892

* President Grover Cleveland

* Presidential election

A very nice front page graphic on Grover Cleveland winning the Presidential race with double-column headlines including: "CLEVE & STEVE" "Sing, and Holler, Jump and Yell, Raise a Mighty Shout" with more. Prints of Cleveland and Adlai Stevenson as well.

Four pages archiva... See More  

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Broadsheet "Extra" issue on the surrender of Port Arthur...

Item #678758

January 02, 1905

NEW FREE PRESS - EXTRA EDITION, Vienna, (Austria), Jan. 2, 1905

* Port Arthur, Manchuria surrenders (1st report)

* Russo-Japanese War

This broadsheet "Extra" is totally in German. The banner headline announces: "The Surrender of Port Arthur". This was a major event in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5.

Single sheet, older glue repairs ate the margins & central fold, ... See More  

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General Sherman and his march thru Georgia...

Item #678951

January 21, 1865

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 21, 1865  

* General William T. Sherman print

* March to the sea - Georgia map

This famous British newspaper formatted much like Harper's Weekly has American content on the Civil War.

Page 3 has over half a column of news from: "America" including war events. Another page is taken up with 2 prints of: "Winter Sketches From New ... See More  

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United States Supreme Court Building cornerstone...

Item #679231

October 14, 1932

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 14, 1932 

* United States Supreme Court Building

* President Herbert Hoover laying the cornerstone

The top of the front page has a two column head: "Hoover Lays Supreme Court Cornerstone; Hughes and Davis Speak for Bench and Bar". First report coverage on President Herbert Hoover laying the cornerstone for the new United States Supreme Court Building in W... See More  

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Scarce title...

Item #674966

June 19, 1710

MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE, London, June 19, 1710

* Rare publication

A very uncommon title from England with no news of the day but rather editorials and literature reviews.  Four pages, minor tears at the wide, blank margin, otherwise in very nice condition, 8 3/4 by 13 1/4 inches. A nice opportunity to add this title to an early newspaper collection. ... See More  

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Tennessee secedes from the Union...

Item #676349

June 09, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 9, 1861 

* Tennessee secession

* Secedes from the Union

* American Civil War

Among the front page column heads on the Civil Ware are: "The War For the Union" "Formal Secession of Tennessee" "Eastern Tennessee Still True" "No Rebels in Sight Along the Potomac" "Rebel Plan to Take Washington" "Beauregard &... See More  

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"Confederate" newspaper with a Jeff Davis letter on the front page...

Item #679729

June 11, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 11, 1862  Among the articles are: "Destruction of the Merrimac--Official Letter of Commodore Tatnall" "Negroes Preferred to Foreigners" "Furnishing Arms to the Prisoners at Camp Chase" ""Arming Fugitives" "Fremont's Division--An Unfortunate Skirmish" "War News of the Week" "Rebel Atrocit... See More  

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Sale of land at Presque Isle...

Item #677402

June 18, 1796


* Early Presque Isle State Park

* Erie, Pennsylvania

The back page has an ad placed by the "Pennsylvania Population Company" concerning the sale of large acreage lots in the "Triangle Presque Isle". An "Aaron Burr" is listed as one of the managers of the company.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Katherine Stinson, famous aviatrix...

Item #670410

November 16, 1915

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, Nov. 16, 1915 

* Katherine Stinson airplane flights

* Woman aviator pioneer - U.S. Postal Service

Page 10 features a huge photo headed: "Two Sensational Flights To Be Made by Young Girl", being Katherine Stinson.

Stinson was a pioneering American aviator who set flying records for aerobatic maneuvers, distance, and endurance. She was t... See More  

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On the Fifteenth Amendment...

Item #678443

April 09, 1870

BALTIMORE WEEKLY SUN, April 9, 1870  The front page has an entire column reporting on the celebration regarding the passage of: "The Fifteenth Amendment" allowing African-American men the right to vote.

Four pages, some discrete archival mends, good condition.

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On the funeral of King William IV of England...

Item #679350

July 07, 1837

THE TIMES, London, England, July 8, 1837

* William IV of the United Kingdom

Page 5 has 2 1/2 columns taken up with reporting on the funeral of King William IV who died on June 20, headed: "His Late Majesty". Subheads include: "The Lying In State" and: "Embalming"

All columns of all 8 pages are black-bordered in "mourning" rules.

Good condition.... See More  

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General Wainwright's story: a three issue set...

Item #678811

October 07, 1945

LOS ANGELES EXAMINER, California, a trio of issues for Oct. 7, 8 & 9, 1945, each containing a portion of General J. Wainwright's story on his imprisonment & the mistakes that were made in the Philippines. 

Each issue is the first section, generally good condition with a few very minor defects.

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How to maintain trade with America & the Caribbean...

Item #668848

February 19, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 19, 1757  Inside has over 1 1/2 pages taken up with a very detailed article on how to preserve the trade to North America, the Caribbean, and the coast of Africa. Photos show just portions.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, red tax stamp, very nice condition.

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On the assassination and the end of the Civil War...

Item #678786

April 29, 1865


* re. Abraham Lincoln's assassination

* American Civil War ending events

Among the front page column heads: "Hot Pursuit Of Davis" "The Sewards" "The Remains of Booth" "Surrender of Johnston's Entire Army" "All The Troops In His District Included" "Terms the Same as Granted to Lee&q... See More  

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1849 gold rush...

Item #679228

April 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1849 

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

Page three has "Gold" which begins: "We notice that many person doubt the reports of finding lumps, or pieces of pure gold, in California, of several pounds weight. We are assured... a lump of pure gold weighing thirty-two pounds, was discovered in a vein or seam of... See More  

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Billy Bowlegs wants peace... A sea serpent...

Item #668197

September 01, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 1849 

* Billy Bowlegs "Alligator Chief"

* Seminoles - Indians

The top of page 3 has a report from New Orleans noting: "...brings advices that...received a white flag, understood to be from Billy Bowlegs, the Seminole chief, expressing a desire for peace & proposing to hold a council at the next full moon...&quo... See More  

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President Richard Nixon resigns...

Item #681100

August 09, 1974

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  

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President Richard Nixon resigns...

Item #679326

August 09, 1974

DAILY NEWS, New York Aug. 9, 1974 

* President Richard Nixon

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.

T... See More  

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An Apache raid...

Item #675502

February 06, 1877

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Feb. 6, 1877  Among the front page articles is: "Arizona" "An Apache Raid at Old Camp Crittenden--Ten Men Reported Killed". Other news of the day.

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally good condition. A bit fragile so should be handled carefully.

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Mark Twain...

Item #677208

February 23, 1877


* Mark Twain - Samuel Langhorne Clemens

 Page 3 has over a full column taken up with: "Mark Twain's Character" "His Reply etc the Slanders of the 'Quaker City' Captain" which is signed in type: Mark Twain. And this is followed by another letter from him signed: Samuel L. Clemens [Mark Twain].

Eight pages, some ... See More  

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Fictionalized drama...

Item #677078

May 05, 1873

STREET & SMITH'S NEW YORK WEEKLY, May 5, 1873  This newspaper but the publishers of dime novels & pulp fiction did much to romanticize the Wild West with stories of fictionalized drama.

This issue features a very large & dramatic front page print which accompanies the story: "Wild Kathleen or, Old Bob, the Prairie Outlaw".

Page 2 has a portion of the serialized sto... See More  

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Andersonville prison trial... Graphic on the solar eclipse...

Item #675082

October 19, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 19, 1865 

* Solar eclipse of October 19, 1865

* Henry Wirz - Andersonville Prison

A doubly interesting issue as the front page has a graphic account of: "THE SOLAR ECLIPSE TO-DAY" "Philosophy of Eclipses" "Where This Eclipse is Annular" "Its Appearance Here" with two graphics.

Also on the ftpg: "ANDERSONVILLE" &q... See More  

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Quite uncommon temperance newspaper...

Item #679731

June 05, 1886

TEMPERANCE GAZETTE, Camden, New Jersey, June 5, 1886 

* Rare publication

Printed in the masthead: "Devoted to the Cause of Temperance and the Sanctity of the Christian Sabbath". A quite uncommon title which supported the prohibition of alcohol. I don't believe we have ever offered this title before.

Four pages, wear at one of the upper folds causes loss with text loss als... See More  

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Death of King George VI in a London newspaper...

Item #678903

February 07, 1952

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, London, February 7, 1952  

* King George VI death

* Queen Elizabeth II reigns

* Best title to be had ?

This is the: "8 Page Memorial Supplement". When it comes to Royal events we find it best to have the reports in a newspaper from the United Kingdom. Here is one.

The banner headline announces: "DEATH OF KING GEORGE VI" with various first colu... See More  

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Great reporting on the closing events of the Civil War...

Item #679509

May 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 21, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln's assassination

* Conspirators - assassins on trial

* Civil War closing events

A wealth of fine content on the closing events of the Civil War including front page: "JEFF. DAVIS" "The Southern Confederacy at Fortress Monroe" "Interesting Details of Their Capture" "Amusing Scenes at Jeff. Davis'... See More  

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Massacre of Indian chiefs...

Item #679740

March 24, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 24, 1787  The bottom of the  back page has a report noting "...from North America, which mention that several Indian Chiefs who had assembled for the purpose of holding a council, hostile to the United States, had been surprised & put to death by a party of the American army. The celebrated Joseph Brendt...and another chief escaped the massac... See More  

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Naval events off Grenada...

Item #663351

October 02, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 2, 1779 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy

The ftpg. has a letter from Vice Admiral Peter Parker, commander of  British ships at Jamaica, concerning an engagement off Grenada between British & French fleets. This is followed by the: "List of Vessels taken by His Majesty's Squadron...between the 9th of March and... See More  

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Spanish-American War headline...

Item #679523

May 04, 1898

BOSTON EVENING JOURNAL, May 4, 1898  The ftpg. has much reporting on the Spanish-American War including banner heads: "SAMPSON'S FLEET HAS SAILED" "His Errand May Be Either to Take Puerto Rico or to Cut Off the Cape Verde Fleet".

Complete in 10 pages, good condition.

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A crank-motion shuttle sewing machine...

Item #669616

September 16, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 16, 1865  The front page has an article with 2 prints of: "Earle Harry Smith's Crank-Motion Shuttle Sewing Machine".

The balance of the issue is taken up with various articles on the latest inventions and mechanical improvements, a few with illustrations.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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Very early from San Diego...

Item #677163

February 12, 1873

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, Feb. 12, 1873  

* Rare Old West publication

A very early issue from this now-famous Southern California city, this issue published when the population was just 2,300.

Among the articles are: "The Murderer of Rodriguez--Another Shooting Affray--More of the Tin Mine..." "Our Julian Letter" and so much more.

Four pages, a small bit fr... See More  

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Looks like terms for a peace ending the Revolutionary War are eminent...

Item #673654

May 02, 1782


* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy

Inside has a letter from Paris mentioning: "...The day following they went to Dr. Franklin's hotel at Passy. From the frequent conferences they have since held with the American plenipotentiary...it is imagined that they are charged with a commission to settle the preliminaries for a g... See More  

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Bartlett's sewing machine...

Item #669617

November 18, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 18, 1865  Inside has a print of; "Bartlett's Sewing Machine" accompanied by a detailed article on it titled: "The New Sewing Machine".

Other inventions & mechanical improvements throughout, some illustrated.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675692

February 03, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 3, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 5, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Virginia, Montana--Its... See More  

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