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Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #680368

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 

* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized

* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed

A singularly historic newspaper. As collectors know the very first news... See More  

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Significant in Coca Cola history... The company is sold...

Item #680677

August 22, 1919


* Coca Cola goes public - very historic!

* Asa Candler - best publication to be had (very rare)

This issue features as a banner headline one of the more historic moments in the history of the Coca-Cola Company, when Asa Chandler, the man who bought the original formula from founder John Pemberton and propelled the company to national p
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Battle of Chelsea Creek... Washington challenges Amherst...

Item #666075

June 30, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), Jun. 30, 1775 

* Rare colonial Virginia title

* Battle of Chelsea Creek - Massachusetts

This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

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The very historic Duche letter to General Washington... Battle of the Kegs...

Item #680789

February 19, 1778

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778 

* Jacob Duché - 1st chaplain to the Continental Congress

* Famous letter to General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War

A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the ot... See More  

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Spindletop: birth of the modern petroleum industry...

Item #674868

January 13, 1901

HOUSTON DAILY POST, Texas, Jan. 13, 1901 

If ever there was a newspaper which heralded the birth of the oil industry in America, this is it.

Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth, coinci... See More  

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A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War... On Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga...

Item #680364

March 07, 1778


* Surrender of general Burgoyne

* Battles of Saratoga - New York

This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a: "...letter from Vice Admiral Lord Vi... See More  

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Nice reports concerning events near the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #680362

December 19, 1782


* Closing events in the Revolutionary War

A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.

Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arri... See More  

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Jews are banished from Vienna, Austria...

Item #680363

July 28, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 28, 1670 

* Jews are expelled from Vienna (Austria)

* The synagogue has been removed!

* Extremely rare reporting

* Only the 5th year of L.G.'s publication

The top of the front page has a report from Vienna noting: "The Jews have offered great sums of money to the Emperor to dispence with his order for their banishment, or at least to give le... See More  

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Terrific map of the Boston vicinity in 1775...

Item #677945
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775

* Rare pre Revolutionary War map

* Town of Boston & it's harbor

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 1/2  by 14 inche
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The great Philadelphia State House print...

Item #680365
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1752 

* Pennsylvania State House

* Philadelphia PA print

* Independence Hall

Despite the 48 pages of text within this issue the prime content is certainly the full page plate captioned: "A View of the State House in Philadelphia" which would later be known as Independence Hall.

This is a print of this famous building 24 years bef... See More  

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Creating the state of Israel...

Item #680755

May 16, 1948

NEW YORK TIMES, May 16, 1948

* State of Israel is established

* Israel is recognized by the United States

* Skirmishing between Arabs & Jews continue

The front page features a 5 column, 3 line head: "Arab Armies Invade Palestine; Reach Gaza, Bomb Tel Aviv Again; U.S. Considers Lifting Arms Ban" with related subheads including: "Attack Concerted" "4-Front Blow S... See More  

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Significant & rare Judaica print... Burgoyne in Parliament to answer for Saratoga...

Item #680658
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1778  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day".

This plate folds out to 8 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches, has minor foxing, and a library stamp in a ... See More  

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Just the 32nd issue published...

Item #680133

March 05, 1665

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 5, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)  

* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

A very early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper. This is just the 32nd issue published.

The front page has a report concerning the ceremonies for the coronation of the King of Belgium, plus some treaty di... See More  

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Four century set of the London Gazette...

Item #661817

January 01, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England.  A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.

Interestingly, the format of this title did not change much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years. The 4 issue collection comes in a custom-made 4 s... See More  

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A "Boomer" newspaper with a fascinating history...

Item #677219

May 27, 1886

OKLAHOMA WAR-CHIEF, Caldwell, Kansas, May 27, 1886

* Very rare Oklahoma Boomers publication

 An interesting newspaper with a fascinating history.

This newspaper was first published by the Oklahoma Boomer Movement to agitate for the opening of the unassigned lands in the Indian Territory to homesteading.

The paper was first published at Wichita, Kansas, in 1883, and after several moves... See More  

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Death of Adolph Hitler in a Nazi newspaper...

Item #680763

May 02, 1945

EVENING PRESS, Island of Guernsey, May 2, 1945 

* Adolph Hitler death

* Nazi Germany fallen apart

* In a German occupation issue (very rare)

This is a terrific newspaper, as this island in the English Channel was under Nazi control during WWII, and as such all the news reports were pro-Nazi although in English, given the residents were English speaking.

This issue carries a very brie... See More  

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Best of the Stars & Stripes "Peace" editions...

Item #680571

August 14, 1945

THE STARS AND STRIPES--EXTRA, Southern France Edition, Aug. 14, 1945 

* Terrific issue for display

* Best publication to be had

Of the several editions of this newspaper--and there were many published at various locations in Europe & elsewhere--this is one of just two which reported the end of World War II on the 14th (other was the Paris edition). The other editions carried the re... See More  

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Rare Union occupation newspaper...

Item #677758

September 26, 1863

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Sept. 26, 1863 

* Rare Union occupation publication in the South

This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspape... See More  

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A newspaper created as a prop for a movie...

Item #630907

August 14, 1945

RECORD HERALD, no date nor city listed: a completely "generic" newspaper. This is an interesting movie-prop newspaper, a creation by the movie industry as it was a scene in a movie which obviously related to the end of World War II. We do not know in which movie this newspaper was a prop.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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A newspaper created as a prop for a movie...

Item #684705

August 14, 1945

RECORD HERALD, no date nor city listed: a completely "generic" newspaper. This is an interesting movie-prop newspaper, a creation by the movie industry as it was a scene in a movie which obviously related to the end of World War II. We do not know in which movie this newspaper was a prop.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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A detailed account of Mosby's famous "Greenback Raid", in a Confederate newspaper.....

Item #679256

October 18, 1864

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 18, 1864 

* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader

* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry

* From the capital of the Confederacy

This newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy has much reporting on the Civil War, but perhaps the most significant is a front page account with heads: "Mosby On the Grand Round" which begins: "Mosby is again... See More  

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Reporting the big event--the East and West have been joined...

Item #678384

May 11, 1869

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 11, 1869 

* Completing the Transcontinental railroad

* Last spike driven at Promontory Point

The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with this historic reporting of the completion of the transcontinental railroad which officially happened the day before.

The top of the first column has heads: "THE PACIFIC RAILROAD" "The Official Announcement of I... See More  

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Four Acts of Congress signed by Washington & Adams...

Item #679019

May 21, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796

* President George Washington

* John Adams - Acts of Congress

The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the front page.

Page 3 has a report refer... See More  

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Extensive collection on the 1912 Olympic Games... Jim Thorpe...

Item #678398

July 07, 1912

NEW YORK TIMES, a collection of eleven consecutive issues dating July 7 thru 17, 1912, each with front page and/or inside page reporting from the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, with some fine coverage. This was the event at which Jim Thorpe distinguished himself, with various mentions of him in the coverage.

See the photos for more detail on each of the issues.

All eleven issues are co... See More  

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With the plate of the Juniata River...

Item #667450
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, August, 1788  This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.

Among the various articles are: "A Description of the River Juniatta" "An Account of the Foundation of New Smyrna in Florida & a Remarkable Insurrection in that Settlement" "... See More  

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Early print of Wall Street on the front page...

Item #680564

June 23, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1866  The front page has a nice print captioned: "Wall Street, New York", a street scene bustling with pedestrians and activity. A great issue for any stock broker or person involved in the world of finance.

Inside prints include a full page of: "The Southern Methodist Bishops", two half page prints of: "Primary School for Free... See More  

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What Bragg lost & Yankees gained...

Item #680544

November 05, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Nov. 5, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate title

* General Braxton Bragg

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside are: "The Northern Elections" "The Yankees Across the Potomac" "The Recognitio... See More  

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Sinking of the Lusitania...

Item #675170

May 10, 1915

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, May 10, 1915

* RMS Lusitania sinking (1st report)

* Cunard Line ocean liner

The front page headline of this bi-weekly newspaper announces: "GERMAN SUBMARINE SINKS VESSEL AND TAKES TOLL OF 1,198 LIVES" with subheads: "LUSITANIA ATTACKED AND SENT TO BOTTOM OF SEA WITHOUT WARNING" "Greatest Crime Yet Committed During Progress of ... See More  

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Stonewall Jackson resigned his command?

Item #680676

February 08, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Feb. 8, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate title

* General Stonewall Jackson

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside is an interesting one: "The Richmond Whig is pained to hear that Gen. Jackson ('Stone Wall... See More  

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Great issue on creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier...

Item #678588

November 11, 1921

THE BULLETIN, San Francisco, California, Nov. 11, 1921

* Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (1st report)

* Arlington cemetery - Armistice Day

* Terrific issue for display

 Although we have offered several newspapers on the beginning of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery, none have been as graphic and displayable as this issue.

The large and bold banner headline announces... See More  

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Philadelphia described... Discussion on the Jew Bill...

Item #676498
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1753 

* The Jew Bill in England

* Colonial Philadelphia description

Pages 1 through 4 are taken up with a fascinating article titled: "A Compleat View of the Controversy concerning the late Act in favour of the Jews". The subheads include: "Reasons for the Jews Bill and Answers" and "Objections to the Jews Bill and ... See More  

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A "red, white & blue" Fourth of July issue... an interesting curiosity...

Item #680558

July 04, 1890

WILLIAMSPORT REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1890 Printed at the top above the masthead: "FOURTH OF JULY EDITION"

This is the complete issue which in celebration of the 4th of July opted to replace the typical black ink with alternating pages of red and blue, meaning pages 1, 4, 5 & 8 are printed entirely in blue ink, while pages 2, 3, 6 & 7 are entirely in red ink, which alon... See More  

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Battle of Tippecanoe: lengthy & detailed account...

Item #675978

December 26, 1811

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 26, 1811

* Battle of Tippecanoe

* William Henry Harrison

The prime content is the front page  report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, prefaced with: "...message from the President of the United States, enclosing governor Harrison's two letters...on the late engagement with the Indians on the Wabash..." with the complete text carrying ov... See More  

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A Winslow Homer Christmas print... Santa Claus...

Item #680860

January 02, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1869  The full front page is a nice print: "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" showing a full-figure Santa Claus carrying a Christmas tree. Inside is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Belles" showing a family in a sleigh.

Another full page has: 'Home for the Holidays" and other prints include: "The Chr... See More  

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Civil War illustrations at a reduced price...

Item #637512
(5) HARPER'S WEEKLY Civil War lot of five issues which we consider "2nd rate". Not what we sell as damaged, but not good enough to be listed as "good" with minor problems and small disfigurements (possible foxing, staining, close-trimming, separation at the spine, etc.), yet more than half off the regular price.  Great for research, classroom use, and still include man... See More  

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Nast Santa Claus centerfold...

Item #680719

December 26, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1863

* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving

 The feature of this issue is the very displayable doublepage centerfold titled: "Christmas, 1863" which includes 6 vignettes by Thomas Nast, one showing Santa Claus with his bag over his back looking over two sleeping children. A very displayable print which measures about 16 by 21 inc... See More  

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Farragut enters the Mississippi... Fort Macon bombarded...

Item #172572

May 17, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 17, 1862  The full front page is an illustration of: "Rebels Outside Their Works at Yorktown Reconnoitering With Dark Lanterns" which was drawn by famed artist Winslow Homer.

Inside prints include a full page: "The Union Cavalry and Artillery Starting In Pursuit of the Rebels Up the Yorktown Turnpike"; a half page: "Charge of the Fi... See More  

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Terrific golf print for any golfer...

Item #680380

October 12, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 12, 1895

* A.B. Frost golfer illustration

* Louis Pasteur death w/ print

This issue features a very nice fullpg. print by famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "Golf" which includes 13 illustrations of golf shots, most of a comic theme.

The full front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers: "Mr. Croker's Busy Season Begins". Inside... See More  

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Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #680721

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 24, 1891  An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion o... See More  

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World War I ends...

Item #675171

November 11, 1918

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Nov. 11, 1918 

* First Armistice at Compeigne

* Forest of Compiegne, France

* World War I fighting ends

The Bold banner headline announces: "THE CRUEL WAR IS ENDED" with the lengthy subhead beginning: "Kaiser Abdicates and Leaves Immediately for Dutch Border..." and much more.

Eight pages, 5 small binding holes at the blank ... See More  

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Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #680720

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891  An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay".

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Great Peshtigo Fire more tragic than the Chicago fire... Victoria Woodhull...

Item #680374

November 25, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1871

* Peshtigo fire disaster

* Wisconsin forest

* Victoria Woodhull

The significant print is the very dramatic double page centerfold captioned: "Forest Fires In The West--The Burning of Peshtigo", Wisconsin. This fire, which occurred on the same day as the more famous Chicago Fire & consequently received much less press attention, was... See More  

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Poem to Ben Franklin with lightning rod reference...

Item #676541
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1754 

* A poem to Benjamin Franklin

* Mention of his lightning rod

Near the back is a half page poem titled: "To Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Philadelphia, on his Experiments and Discoveries in Electricity" which is dated from "Cooper River, S. Carolina, Sept. 20, 1753".

At the bottom of the poem are two footnotes, one... See More  

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On their way to the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #674960

June 27, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, June 27, 1863 

* Confederates advancing upon Gettysburg for the historic battle

The front page has some nice & detailed reporting on the advance of the Confederates into the North, with first column heads including: "THE REBEL INVASION" "Carlisle Evacuated by Our Forces" "Probable Occupation of the Place by the Rebels" "The Main Reb... See More  

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Dalton Gang & the Red Rock train robbery...

Item #680696

June 02, 1892

DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 2, 1892  The back page has an item headed: "A Train Looted By Robbers" "They Don't Hurt the Passengers But Entirely Empty the Safe" with the text noting: "...passenger train was held up last night be masked robbers at Red Rock in the Cherokee strip...The robbers entered the express car, broke open the safe & secured t... See More  

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F.S. Chrurch Christmas bears print...

Item #680858

December 14, 1893

CHRISTMAS NUMBER - FRANK LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 14, 1893 The full front page is a nice print of: "A Christmas Visit to Grandma". Although there are many full page Christmas prints within, certainly the most notable would be the nice full page: "The Christmas Slide" by the famed artist Frank S. Church, showing his iconic bears sliding in the snow.

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F.S. Church Christmas bears print...

Item #680859

December 14, 1893

CHRISTMAS NUMBER - FRANK LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 14, 1893 The full front page is a nice print of: "A Christmas Visit to Grandma". Although there are many full page Christmas prints within, certainly the most notable would be the nice full page: "The Christmas Slide" by the famed artist Frank S. Church, showing his iconic bears sliding in the snow.

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Battle of Corinth and so much more...

Item #680450

April 21, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 21, 1862 

* Siege of Corinth, Mississippi

* General P. G. T. Beauregard

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy.

The front page is filled with ads, and pg. 2 begins with an editorial which starts: "It is impossible to over-estimate the importance of the crisis on the Peninsula. On that theatre the fate of the first American Re... See More  

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The war in Europe is over...

Item #678911

May 08, 1945

THE OREGONIAN, Portland, May 8, 1945

* Germany Surrenders

* V-E day - Nazis quit

The banner headline announces: "NAZIS SURRENDER, LONG WAR ENDS; ALLIES DESIGNATE TUESDAY V-E DAY" with related subheads.

Present are 24 pages as are called for, although the pagination is odd. Library stamp in the masthead/headline, good condition.... See More  

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Three Acts of Congress signed by President Washington...

Item #677403

June 23, 1796


* President George Washington

The back page is mostly taken up with three Acts of Congress, each one signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

The most notable and the lengthiest--taking half of the page--is: "An Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States".

Page 3 has a bit ... See More  

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War news from this Confederate newspaper...

Item #680827

July 11, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, July 11, 1864 

* From the origin of the American Civil War

This was one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States of America" in their masthead.

Front page reports include: "From Gen. Lee's Army" "From Richmond - Operations in the Valley" "Later Yankee News" "Siege of Charleston&... See More  

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Item #637510
(8) EARLY YEARS OF HARPER'S WEEKLY: Lot of 8 issues of this famous title from 1857-1859, all different dates from its first three years. Nice condition & with some illustrations. A nice wholesale lot at a good price.

Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
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Taylor's state-of-the-union address...

Item #680685

December 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849 

* President Zachary Taylor

* State of the Union Address

* Best publication to be had ?

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from "Congress" including several mention of "...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi..." which was Jefferson Davis, who would become the President of the Confederacy.

Much of pages 4 ... See More  

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The Boston Fire of 1872...

Item #680381

November 23, 1872

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov.  23, 1872 

* The great Boston Fire prints

* One of most costly fires in U.S. history

The prime content is on the front page, three prints: "The Fire at Boston". Inside has a half page map: "Plan of Boston, Showing The Extent of the Fire." 

The Great Boston Fire of 1872 was Boston's largest fire and still one... See More  

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Terrific and very descriptive article on the Capitol...

Item #675667

March 20, 1867


* United States Capitol building

Page 7 has a very lengthy--nearly two columns--article headed: "Life In Washington" "The Capitol--It's Architecture & Decorations--The Rotunda Paintings--Miss Ream's Statues and Busts--The Passages and the Speaker's Room--Leutze's Fresco--Hall of Representatives".

The text begins... See More  

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Calhoun's famous speech opposing the annexation of Mexico...

Item #678352

January 08, 1848

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1848

* John C. Calhoun speech

* Annexation of Mexico ?

When it comes to "famous utterances" of the 19th century, this issue has one.

Most of page 2 is taken up with: "Speech of Mr. Calhoun, of South Carolina, In the Senate of the United States, January 4, 1848." This is a very notable speech by Calhoun, many websit... See More  

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Vilifying the Yankees...

Item #680406

January 26, 1863

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, January 26, 1863 

* Rare rebel publication

A nice single sheet issue (typical late in the war) with a full masthead, with front page reports headed: "The Yankees Across the Rappahannock" "Appointments In the Department" "The Nautical Jeffreys" "Our Military Resources with several subheads: "Latest News From the ... See More  

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Yankee deserters escape... along Williamsburg Road...

Item #680866

January 19, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, , Virginia, Jan. 19, 1864  A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has: "Tenure of Cabinet Officers--Report of the Committee on the Judiciary" "which takes most of the page. Also on the front page: "City Intelligence" "Confiscation of Yankee Goods" "Captain John Kennedy" and other smaller items.... See More  

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Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty, with Washington's response...

Item #660493

August 31, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 31, 1795 

* George Washington address

* re. John Jay's Treaty

Page 2 has a letter from the people of Morris County, N.J. on their concerns about the Jay Treaty. Also a similar letter from the merchants of Phila. to the President followed by: "The President's Answer" signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Four pages, very handsome masthea... See More  

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John F. Kennedy assassinated...

Item #680738

November 22, 1963

ORLANDO EVENING STAR, Florida, November 22, 1963 

* Terrific issue for display

* JFK John F. Kennedy assassination

Certainly to go down in history as one of the more memorable events of the 20th century, this newspaper has a bold banner headline proclaiming the tragedy: "PRESIDENT SLAIN" with the subhead reading: "Chief Executive Ambushed In Dallas Motorcade; Gov. Connal... See More  

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Early woman's suffrage newspaper...

Item #679758

June 14, 1879

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, June 14, 1879

* Rare publication

* Women's suffrage

Uncommon women's suffrage paper founded in 1870, produced by--among others--Lucy Stone, Alice Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary Livermore. Published: "...to the interests of Woman, to her educational, industrial, legal & political Equality, & especially to her right of Suffrage"... See More  

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The California Gold Rush...

Item #680590

December 02, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1848  Page 3 has a report headed: "From California" which includes in part: "...fully confirms the most glowing accounts heretofore received in the States of the richness & extent of the gold region...the gold is found from the tops of the highest mountains to the bottom of the rivers..." with more. An early report on t... See More  

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Scarce French-English newspaper from 1870 Louisiana...

Item #680855

April 02, 1870

LE LOUISIANAIS, Convent, Louisiana, April 2, 1870 

* Very rare publication from the deep South

A scarce title which existed from 1865 thru 1883, but of which very few issues surface. It is a single sheet newspaper with the front entirely in French while the reverse is in English save for the advertisements, most being in French.

Folio size, wide margins, nice condition.... See More  

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Exploring & discovering New Mexico...

Item #668223

November 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 1849 Page 3 has a full column of text headed: "New Mexico"  which is a very lengthy letter from Santa Fe.

The focus is on an expedition into the Navajo Indian territory which has some detail on interesting discoveries including what is now known as Montezuma's Castle, with reports that they thought they were ruins of the A
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Death of General Hood? Battle of Chickamauga...

Item #680864

September 24, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 24, 1863 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

* Battle of Chickamauga - Georgia

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "From the Army of Northern Virginia" "From City Point--The Flag of Truce" and more. Perhaps the most interesting item is: "The Late Major General Hood" whic... See More  

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Early reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item #665827

December 19, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 1848  The back page has some nice, early Gold Rush content with the top of a column headed: "From California" containing several reports, one noting: "...The attention of the whole population is entirely devoted to the gold region...Much sickness prevails & many die...but the truth is, they are so entirely absorbed by the m... See More  

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Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665218

May 06, 1794


* Philadelphia as the nation's capital

Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, ve... See More  

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Broadside "Extra" printed in blue ink for the 4th of July...

Item #680561

July 06, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD, EXTRA, July 6, 1842 A  broadside (single sheet printed on one side only) "Extra" with the content being mostly inconsequential with various European reports.

Very nice condition, 15 1/4 by 20 inches.

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Preaching the Gospel in the frontiers...

Item #665062

February 05, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 5, 1795 

* Episcopal Church (United States)

This was the capital of the United States at the time. Pages 2 & 3 have an address: "To the Members of the Protestant episcopal Church in the United States of America" with: "An Act of the General Convention for supporting Missionaries to Preach the Gospel on the Frontiers of ... See More  

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Dramatic headline announces the end of World War II...

Item #680415

August 14, 1945


* Japan Surrenders (early 1st report)

* Great issue for display

* World War II over

The large & bold banner headline announces: "PEACE ! " with another banner head: "Japanese Accept Big Four Terms" plus other related subheads. Also 3 photos of General Douglas MacArthur headed: " 'Doug' Will Dictate T... See More  

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William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #680619

March 03, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 3, 1798 

* 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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World War II in Europe is over...

Item #680744

May 09, 1945


* World War II - WWII

* Germany surrenders

* European theatre ends

The two line bold, banner headline announces: "NAZIS SIGN NEW SURRENDER; PEACE RATIFIED IN BERLIN" with subheads and a color illustration showing Dwight Eisenhower with the ghosts of other American military heroes in the background. Related photos on the back page.

Complet... See More  

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Napoleon Bonaparte... "Extraordinary" issue concerning the XYZ Affair...

Item #677517

June 03, 1797


* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* Napoleon Bonaparte

The entire front page is taken up with reporting from the: "American Congress".

The back page has over a full column taken up with a report from the "Army of Italy" being a letter signed in type by: Buonaparte. Four more letters signed by him... See More  

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Early on Botany Bay (Australia)...

Item #680376

July 27, 1790

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1790 

* Early Botany Bay - Australia voyage

* The life of Alessandro Stradella (composer)

The front page has much on the life and eventual fate of the great 17th century composer, Alessandro Stradella. The inside also has a mention of "Governor Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay", which was a 21-volume contemporary account of the establ... See More  

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Four issues from our nation's capital...

Item #637509
(4) A lot of 4 issues from Washington, D.C., all dated from the 1820's through 1850's - from four different titles.  They contain a wealth of both political and non-political news from the early period of our federal capital.  All are complete and in good condition. Some foxing & minimal wear, generally in nice condition.  The issues shown are representative of... See More  

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England and the U.S. formally exchange the ratified Jay Treaty...

Item #677732

October 31, 1795

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 31, 1795  

* The ratified Jay Treaty

* England & U.S. exchange

Page 3 has a report of the formal exchange of the recently ratified Jay Treaty by the two Secretaries of State.

Datelined at Downing St., it notes: "The Ratifications of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation between His Majesty and the United States of America, signed the ... See More  

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Washington to be dictator of America for life?

Item #680055

July 07, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 7, 1789 

* President George Washington

* Dictator of American for Life ?

Page 4 has an: "Extract of a Letter From New York" which begins: "His Excellency General Washington, our new congressional President, and perhaps I might add Dictator of America for life, gave a very sumptuous entertainment on Thursday the 4th inst. on account of ... See More  

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General Washington...

Item #680445

July 06, 1790


* President George Washington

On the front page under "Federal Congress" is the activity of the House of Representatives. The back page has a report about a "remarkable dwarf" who lived in New Jersey during the war and attracted "crowds of people", including Gen. Washington. Som... See More  

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Consecrating a Jewish synagogue in London...

Item #678988

April 19, 1851

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 19, 1851  

* Rare Jewish synagogue illustration

* Western Synagogue, St. Albans Place, London

* Judaica - Jews

The front page shows; "Good Friday Cross Buns". Inside has a half page print: "Consecration of the Jewish Synagogue, St. Albans Place, St. James's" in London, with a related article. This is the Western Synagogue... See More  

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Scarce campaign newspaper supporting Coolidge for President...

Item #678859

October 01, 1924

CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN, Los Angeles, October, 1924  This s a campaign newspaper supporting the Coolidge-Dawes ticket as Republican nominees for the 1924 presidential election. Such newspapers were always short-lived (this is volume 1, no. 14) and typically had limited distribution, making them quite scarce.

The front page features prints of both "Calvin Coolidge" and "Charles D... See More  

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Surrender of the Apache Indians...

Item #680745

May 14, 1873

THE WEST COAST SIGNAL, Eureka, California, May 14, 1873 

* Rare Old West publication

From this town in Northern California just south of the Oregon border. It was once a lumbering town & today the entire city is a state historic landmark with its many Victorian homes, etc.

A typical newspaper of the day with varied news reports & a great wealth of advertisements.

Page 2 has a ... See More  

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See the wealth of nice prints...

Item #676398

July 05, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 5, 1890  The full ftpg. has 2 prints regarding: "Coney Island Jockey Club--The Great Match Race Between Tenny and Salvator...".

Prints inside include: "The Swampers of the Lower Mississippi"; a full page on: "The Alaska Expedition"; a full pg: "...Yale-Princeton Contest for the College Baseball Championship&quo... See More  

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Trio on the death & funeral of Grover Cleveland...

Item #679470

June 24, 1908

FITCHBURG DAILY NEWS, Massachusetts, June 24-25-26, 1908 

* Grover Cleveland death - same day 1st report

* 22nd & 24th president of the United States

A trio of issues on the death & funeral of President Grover Cleveland, the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms in office.

The front page of June 24 has a same-day report of his death headed: "CLEVELAND IS DEAD ... See More  

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Bank robbery, then robbers caught... Broadside...

Item #680705

September 04, 1878

THE ADVANCE, Red Wing, Minnesota, Sept. 4, 1878  Page 2 has: "Treaty With Indians" which begins: "Generals Howard, Wheaton, Sawhille...met Indian chiefs at Umatilla, Oregon & had a general pow-wow...". Also: "A Missouri Daytime Bank Robbery" which has much on a robbery in Concordia, Minnesota including: "...three men entered the bank...jumped over the co... See More  

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First action of the Israeli Air Force...

Item #680692

May 21, 1948

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, May 21, 1948 

* Israeli Air Force (IAF) 1st used 

* Jewish - Jews - Judaica 

* Palestine - Arabs

The top of the front page has one column heads: "ARABS CONTINUE SWIFT ADVANCES IN WALLED AREA" "Arab Legion Claims Upper Hand in Battle". There is a smaller head: "The Jewish Air Force made its first strike, bombing Arab ... See More  

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Jack 'Machine Gun' McGurn assassinated...

Item #680669

February 15, 1936

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 15, 1936 

* Jack 'Machine Gun' McGurn assassination

* St. Valentine's Day Massacre fame

* Al 'Scarface' Capone hit man

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: " 'Machine Gun' McGurn Is Slain in Chicago; Linked to St. Valentine 'Massacre' of 1929".

McGurn was the main hit man for Al Capone during the... See More  

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The very first issue published...

Item #680782

March 06, 1881

DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE, Farmington and Lakeville, Minnesota, March 6, 1881 

* Volume 1 Number 1 issue

This is the first issue published, the volume 1, number 1 issue as noted in the masthead. Gregory notes that only the Minnesota Historical Society has any issues of this title, and just a few from the 19th century.

Four pages, archivally repaired at the spine, archival strengthening at ... See More  

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Assassination of Amwar Sadat, in the Washington Post...

Item #680261

October 07, 1981

THE WASHINGTON POST, Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 1981

* Anwar Sadat assassination

The front page has a banner headline: "Sadat Assassinated at Military Show; Deputy Vows to Continue His Policies" with related subheads. 

Great to have this notable event in this famous title from the nation's capital.

The complete issue with all 4 sections a discretely & archival repaire... See More  

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Early print of Sitka, Alaska...

Item #680517

December 01, 1855

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 1, 1855

* Rare Sitka, Alaska view illustration

 The front page has a nice print captioned: "Sitka, The Russian Possession on the North-West Coast of America". This is a very early newspaper print of this Alaska town, from 12 before America would purchase it from Russia.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds wi... See More  

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Guiteau: President Garfield's assassin on trial...

Item #680699

December 03, 1881


* President James Garfield assassination

* Charles J. Guiteau on trial

The full ftpg. shows: "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guiteau Being Escorted from the Courtroom..." and the doublepage centerfold shows; "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guards Unlocking the Handcuffs of the Prisoner..."; ... See More  

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Treaty of Velasco which ended the Texas War with Mexico...

Item #680072

August 20, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 20, 1836

* Treaty of Velasco

* General Santa Anna

* Texas Revolution ending

Inside has "Latest From Texas and Mexico" which includes a significant letter signed in type by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Ana in which he agrees to the treaty between Texas and Mexico, known as the Treaty of Velasco.

This is followed by the "Articles of the ... See More  

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Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #677155

December 02, 1874

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Dec. 2, 1874  

* Wild Old West 

* Uncommon publication

From this town at the "elbow" of California near the Nevada border at an elevation of 5800 ft. Historically well known for the Donner Party tragedy which happened nearby in 1846.

Page 2 has a report concerning Navajo Indians reporting 3 of their tribe were killed by Mormons.

Four pag... See More  

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Adams addresses Congress concerning troubles with France...

Item #665587

March 19, 1798


* 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 entire front page is taken up with advertisements including 9 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a lengthy message to Congress concerning the growi... See More  

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A review of Beethoven's new work, & critical of the waltz...

Item #680812

* Ludwig Van Beethoven

 Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Twelve Waltzes, for the Pianoforte, composed by L. Van Beethoven." The review includes: "...While we are recommending these pleasing compositions to our musical readers, let no one suppose that our commendation extends to the disgusting ... See More  

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Pennsylvania oil region...

Item #680390

January 17, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 17, 1885 

* Pennsylvania oil fields

* Texas Cowboys

The full front page shows: "The Roller-Skating Craze.--The Critical Moment in the Experience of an Amateur". Inside prints include: "World's Fair and Cotton Centennial Exposition at New Orleans..." "Pennsylvania - Scenes in the New Oil Region at and Around Phillips ... See More  

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Displayable issue for the outdoorsman...

Item #680681

February 29, 1908

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN--"Sportsman Number", New York, Feb. 29, 1908  See the photo for the great color cover featuring an outdoor sports theme. The front page is a photo of: "Mountaineering In the Himalayas". Much of the content within has a sporting theme.

Complete in 24 pages plus covers, minimal wear at the edges, nice condition.

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Several items on the California Gold Rush of 1849...

Item #675721

April 25, 1849

DAILY HERALD, Newburyport, Massachusetts, April 25, 1849  This issue has many reports concerning the Gold Rush of 1849, with the front page beginning with a quite detailed letter which is prefaced with: "From Mexico" "...the following letter...who went out to California in command of a company of adventurers, taking the Mexican route...his narrative contains much interesting an... See More  

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Destruction of Lawrence, Kansas...

Item #172708

September 05, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 5, 1863  The full front page shows: "Moseby's Guerrillas Destroying Sutlers' Train". Inside prints include a dramatic fullpg: "The Destruction of the City of Lawrence, Kansas and the Massacre of its Inhabitants by the Rebel Guerrillas"; a full page with 4 prints: "Morris Island Sketches"; a three-quarter page map s... See More  

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Sam Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #676980

July 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 15, 1795  Fully half of the front page is taken up with three Acts of  the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor, Samuel Adams.

The ftpg. also has lengthy letter concerning the Jay Treaty signed in type by: Thomas Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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The Chicago fire...

Item #680690

October 16, 1871

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 16, 1871 

* Great Chicago fire

The front page first column has nice heads on the Great Chicago Fire, including: "THE CITY OF CHICAGO" "A Quiet & Peaceful Sabbath Yesterday" "How the Citizens Observed the Day" "Rapid Growth of the Temporary Dwellings & Stores" "Interesting Resume of the Effects of the Great Fire&qu... See More  

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The Red Sox win game four of the World Series...

Item #670536

October 11, 1916

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, Oct. 11, 1916 

* Boston Red Sox vs. Brooklyn Dodgers

* World Series - MLB baseball (game 4)

The front page has a rather large headline announcing: "RED SOX ARE CLOSE TO TITLE" with subhead: "Brooklyn Pitchers Are Hit Hard"

Included on the front page is the "Box Score" as well as nice text with an inning-by-
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Livingstone is found, reported in the newspaper which financed the search...

Item #678426

May 21, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, May 21, 1872

* David Livingstone found

* Henry Morton Stanley

James Gordon Bennett, this newspaper's publisher, capitalized on the 19th century fascination with Africa & the whereabouts of explorer Dr. David Livingstone by hiring journalist Henry Stanley to search for him. Livingstone had ventured to Africa in 1865 for a two year expedition with little heard from hi... See More  

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Civil War map of the battle of Seven Pines...

Item #676305

June 05, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 5, 1862 

* Battle of Seven Pines - Fair Oaks

* American Civil War original map

The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The Battle Of Seven Pines" showing much detail.

Front page column heads include: "The Battle of the Seven Pines" "Bloody Check Sustained by the Union Advance" "The Causes of Our Defeat" "Frem... See More  

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Brigham Young & the Mormons contemplate moving to Hawaii...

Item #680704

June 05, 1871

RICHMOND DAILY WHIG, Virginia, June 5, 1871

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Brigham Young to Hawaii ?

Page 2 has an article: "The Mormons and the Sandwich Islands" which begins: "Brigham Young finds himself so hemmed in by Gentiles and Gentile influences, and subjected to so many trials and tribulations in consequence of the influx into his dominions of so many antagonistic elements,... See More  

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Bound volume, with plates...

Item #637511
Bound volume of GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE from London, from the 1820-1840 period. Contains over 600 pgs. and has at least 8 full page plates. Six monthly issues each with a full title/index page. Modern bindings and in nice condition.

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People of color must leave Texas...

Item #680633

August 22, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 22, 1840  

* Mirabeau B. Lamar - President of Texas

* Orders all free African Americans to leave

An inside page has a brief yet notable item headed: "Texas" reading: "President Lamar has issued a proclamation commanding all free persons of color, now in the republic of Texas to remove therefrom before the 1st day of January, ... See More  

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Judaica content... The cholera & Mormons... Davy Crockett...

Item #680423

August 02, 1834

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 2, 1834  Page 2 has a simple one sentence report, interesting nonetheless: "A public dinner was given to col. David Crockett, at Louisville, Kentucky, on his way home."

Page 3 has a curious item about death caused by drinking cold water (a common thought in the 19th century--see), followed by a report noting: "The cholera...exists ... See More  

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Uncommon title from 1702...

Item #673445

* Rare early 18th century publication

This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of Queen Anne, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occu... See More  

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Two Acts of Congress signed by John Adams...

Item #680460

August 31, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1799 

* President John Adams

* Land Acts of Congress

The front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type: John Adams. One is to authorize the sale of: "...certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio...". Other items include: "Rumors of a N
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Battles with the Sioux Indians... South Carolina Civil War prints...

Item #172710

September 12, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1863  The front page illustration shows: "Murder of Lieutenant Beaver by the Sioux Indians". Inside has a full page with two prints: "Gen. Sibley's Indian Expedition--Pursuing the Sioux Over the Coteau Du Missouri, Dacotah Territory, After the Battle of the Big HIlls, July 24, 1863" and: "Sibley's Indian Expedition ... See More  

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The Force Bill and the Tariff Act...

Item #668150

March 28, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 28, 1833  Page 3 has a report from the British Parliament where: "...the topic of Negro Slavery was introduced" with text on the discussion.

The back page has 3 Acts of Congress recently passed, one being the Force Bill which authorized the president to use whatever force he deemed necessary to enforce federal tariffs.

Also printed h... See More  

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The Fetterman Massacre...

Item #669929

March 26, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, March 26, 1867 

* Fetterman Massacre

* Fort Philip Kearney

Page 3 has an article headed: "Phil. Kearney Massacre" which is more commonly referred to as the Fetterman Massacre in Wyoming.

The battle involved a detachment of the U.S. Army based at Fort Phil Kearney to protect travelers on the Bozeman Trail. A group of ten warriors act... See More  

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Exploring Alaska...

Item #680670

November 15, 1889

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 15, 1889  The full ftpg. is a nice print: "The Exploration of Alaska...En Route to the Alseck River Region". Many prints inside including: "Recent Disastrous Collision at Sea Off Barnegat--Rescue of the Survivors by the Steamer Humboldt' "; much text and a two small prints on: "Our Alaska Expedition--Exploration of th... See More  

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Stanley, the African explorer, and Lake Victoria...

Item #677187

November 29, 1875

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 29, 1875  Page 3 has terrific reporting on the explorations of Henry Stanley in Africa, much of that continent being unknown to the Western world at that time. And keep in mind that the Herald sponsored Stanley on his journey, so not surprising they would devote extensive coverage to his travels.

First column heads include: "STANLEY" "Progress of the Comm... See More  

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Cheyenne and Arapahoe Reservation... Memphis...

Item #680402

May 19, 1892

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 19, 1892 The front page features four photos of "Renegade Republican Candidates for the Democratic Presidential Nomination" with text.

A half-page: "Some of the Principal Features of Omaha" has several illustrations. A full page: "The 'Run' for the New Oklahoma in the Cheyenne and Arapohoe Reservation - Striking Scenes... See More  

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President John Adams writes to the people of Weston, Connecticut...

Item #668943

August 24, 1798


* President John Adams

Page 3 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Weston, Connecticut, followed by "The President's Answer' signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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Japan accepts peace terms...

Item #678873

August 14, 1945


* World War II ends

* Japanese surrenders

* Nice headline for display

The bold, banner headline above the masthead announces: "Tokyo Radio Says: JAPS ACCEPT PEACE ! " with related subheads.

The first section (of 2) with pages 1-12, very nice condition.... See More  

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A farming community for the Jews...

Item #680586

July 11, 1879

NEW YORK TIMES, July 11, 1879 

* Jewish - Jews - Judaica

Page 2 has an interesting & quite lengthy article: "COLONY FARMING FOR JEWS" "A Project Favored by the Hebrew Convention" "Land to be Bought For Fifty Families With Money Raised by Subscription--Five Hundred Acres Offered as a Gift."

An interesting program of which we were not familiar.

Eight pa... See More  

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Map of Fort Wright, on the Mississippi...

Item #680588

April 24, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1862 

* Fort Wright - Randolph, Tennessee

Although the front page is mostly taken up with advertisements, the prime feature is certainly the nice Civil War map headed: "FORT WRIGHT ON THE MISSISSIPPI. Its Position & Strength--Important Section of the River--Commodore Foote's Attack." The ftpg. also has a column of news from Central and South ... See More  

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Great Civil War map of Yorktown & Norfolk & vicinity...

Item #676312

May 05, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 5, 1862  The front page is dominated by a huge Civil War map headed: "THE YORKTOWN PENINSULA" which shows from Yorktown to Norfolk and much in between.

Nice first column heads as well including: "YORKTOWN EVACUATED" "Our Troops in Full Possession of the Rebel Works" "Gloucester Also Captured & more.

Twelve pages, never bound nor t... See More  

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Death of Vice-Presdent George Clinton... Statehood of Louisiana...

Item #680643

April 25, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 25, 1812  Inside has a report headed: "George Clinton -- Dead !" which includes: "... It is with feeling of unmixed veneration for the character of the revolutionary hero, the patriot and statesman, combined in one, that we announce that the venerable GEORGE CLINTON IS NO MORE. He expired about 9 o'clock yesterday morning, at his lodgin... See More  

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Bombardment of San Juan, Puerto Rico...

Item #679002

June 04, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 4, 1898  Full front page illus. of "Major-General Wesley Merritt, U.S.A." Inside has a full pg. with four illus. of "Some Notable General Officers at Tampa, Florida." Full pg. of illus. of "With Roosevelt's Rough Riders at San Antonio, Texas." Full pg. illus. of "The Bombardment of San Juan De Porto Rico, May 12, 1898.... See More  

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Honor bestowed upon President John Adams...

Item #676971

August 30, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 30, 1797  Page 2 has a "Tribute of Respect" from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences written: "To John Adams, L.L.D., President of the United States of America" concerning an honor given to him. This is followed boy: "The President's Answer", signed in script type: John Adams.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank ... See More  

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A letter from John Jay...

Item #668941

August 22, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 22, 1798  Page 3 has the New York General Assembly's response to Governor John Jay's recent address, followed by his response signed: John Jay. John Jay was previously the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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Seven early issues from Marysville, California...

Item #679485

January 01, 1879


* Rare Old West publication

A lot of 7 issues from this year, all complete in 4 pages, some wear at the margins, never bound nor trimmed, news agent's stamp in the upper right. Various news & ads of the day.... See More  

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Santa Claus... Alaska... St. Croix... Gereenland...

Item #675413
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1872  The first article is a poem: "The Legend of the Mistletoe" which features a nice engraving of Thomas Nast-esque Santa Claus with cupid on his shoulder. The poem continues to take the next 3 pages with one additional illustration.

Also in this issue is an illustrated article: "Holland & the Hollanders" and a n... See More  

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Rewarding Washington in an Act of Congress...

Item #668940

August 16, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 16, 1798  Page 2 begins with over a column taken up with two acts: "AN ACT for Vesting in George Washington, a Certain Interest in the companies established for Opening & Extending the Navigation of Potomack and James rivers." and the other for amending it.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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Early British Columbia, Canada...

Item #674794

April 17, 1878

MAINLAND GUARDIAN, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, April 17, 1878 

* Rare publication

A quite uncommon title from this town in British Columbia, with various news and literary items of the day and a wealth of ads a well, several of which are illustrated.

Complete in four pages, typical folio size, never bound nor trimmed, a news agent's stamp in the upper right corner, n... See More  

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Early print of John Charles Fremont...

Item #678989

February 22, 1851

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 22, 1851  Among the many prints within is a one column wide back page print of: "Colonel Fremont" with a related article: "The Honourable John Charles Fremont" which takes a full column.

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

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Louisiana becomes the 18th state of the Union...

Item #677931

October 01, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 1, 1812  

* Territory of Orleans

* Louisiana statehood

The front page begins with: "An Act For the Admission of the State of Louisiana into the Union...", which formally happened on April 30, as noted at the end of the act: "Sec. 6. And be it further enacted that this act shall immense and be in force from and after the thirtieth day o... See More  

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Notice for INA, oldest stock insurance company in the United States...

Item #680382

June 14, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 14, 1793 

* Notice for INA, oldest stock insurance company in the United States

The bottom of the bkpg. has a notice: "The Members of the Insurance Company of North America..." with more. INA is the oldest stock insurance company in the U.S., founded in Phila. in 1792. It merged to form CIGNA in 1982. 

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Battle of Okinawa ending... General Buckner is killed...

Item #678817

June 19, 1945

NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1945

* Battle of Okinawa, Japan ending

* General Simon B. Buckner death

* Tenth United States Army commander


General Buckner was killed during the closing days of the Battle of Okinawa... See More  

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Death of Governor James Bowdoin...

Item #680607

November 24, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1790

* James Bowdoin death

* 2nd Governor of Massachusetts

The front page has: "Mr. Bowdoin" being a brief report announcing the death of James Bowdoin, a former Massachusetts governor and scholar, plus the "Order Of Procession" for his funeral.

A page 3 report from "Philadelphia" says the President was abou... See More  

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Daniel Mendoza, famous Jewish boxer...

Item #680417

February 21, 1792

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, February 21, 1792

* Jewish - Jews - Judaica

Page 3 has a brief report concerning "Mendoza, who has been for some time practicing the pugilistic art at the Peter-Street Theatre, in Dublin , has challenged all Ireland to fight a stand-up battle for a hundred guineas, on a twenty-four feet stage."

Mendoza is none other than the famed J... See More  

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See the pig of knowledge...

Item #676372

March 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 7, 1798 

* Learned pig - of knowledge

* William Frederick Pinchbeck

Various news of the day both from Europe and America. Page 3 is taken up with ads, one of which is for the: "Pig of Knowledge" offering an exhibition of his talents, which include: "He reads print or writing, spells, tells the time of day...distinguishes colors, how man... See More  

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Princeton University celebrates its 150th anniversary...

Item #680725

October 24, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1896 

* Princeton University

* Prints - illustrations

The full ftpg. has 6 photo prints of notable buildings on the campus of Princeton University, this issue celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Inside as a related article: "The Sesquicentennial Celebration of Princeton University" which includes two more photos.

Sixteen... See More  

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Washington & Gage on the treatment of prisoners...

Item #680663
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  November, 1795

* Re. Revolutionary War prisoners

* George Washington & Thomas Gage

Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever per-emin
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A 'boxing match' between women of fashion...

Item #680431

August 27, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Aug. 27, 1796  Page 2 has a curious article headed: "Amorous Fracas!" beginning: "The boxing match which lately happened between two elderly maiden ladies of fashion in the vicinity of Merrion Square..." with the details.

Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

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James Monroe's inaugural address...

Item #680641

March 10, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 10, 1821 

* President James Monroe

* Inauguration - inaugural address

Beginning at the bottom of the front page is: "Inaugural Speech", which has a prefacing paragraph which includes: "On Monday last, the 5th of March, in the great hall of the house of representatives...chief justice Marshall administered the oath of office to... See More  

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Pennsylvania forest fires...

Item #680682

May 17, 1884

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 17, 1884  The front cover is entitled "Pennsylvania -- The Recent Forest Fires - Women, Near Ashland, Removing Fences to Arrest the Progress of the Flames" with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue is: "New York City -- The Formal Opening of the New produce Exchange, May 6th..."; "Pennsylvania -- The ... See More  

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Spanish-American War... Raising the flag over Hawaii...

Item #669868

September 10, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1898  Full front page illus: "With Our Troops in Puerto Rico." Inside has  two full pgs. of illus. of "With Our Troops in the Philippines." Full pg. illus. of "The Homecoming of the 71st Annual New York Volunteers, August 29, 1898. Full pg. illus. of "Montauk Point - Visitors in Camp." Full pg. illus. of &quo... See More  

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In the North, but pro-South... Near the end of the war...

Item #680672

January 11, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1865 

* Final months of the war

* Rare pro-Confederate title

This issue is from near the end of the Civil War. Among the articles on the front page are: "The Raid on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad--Sherman Advancing into South Carolina" and "From the South--Latest from Wilmington--Disappearance of the Federal Fleet--Caustic Article on... See More  

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Nice report on the Black Hawk Indian War...

Item #676117

August 08, 1832

NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, Aug. 8, 1832  

* Black Hawk War

Page 2 has a report on the Black Hawk War, a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk Indian leader. This was the war in which Abraham Lincoln was an Illinois militia soldier, although he saw no combat. 

About half a column has several reports... See More  

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Politics, and those who aim to deceive...

Item #679036

November 11, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1795  The front page has much centering controversies with Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury. 

Page 2 has a letter  concerning politics noting in part: "...good men were elected who are friends to the federal government...danger from the evil designs of those who aim to deceive the people by their great but false professions of... See More  

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Getting the Spanish to leave Natchez...

Item #677327

September 20, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Sept. 20, 1797  Page 3 has a nice report prefaced with: "The Following State of the Negociation relative to the American and Spanish Limits..." which concerning the Spanish leaving Natchez.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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George 'Bugs' Moran arrested...

Item #680596

July 07, 1946

NEW YORK TIMES, July 7, 1946 

* George 'Bugs' Moran arrested

* Chicago Prohibition Gangster

Page 21 has a two column head: "Moran, Chicago 'Dry' Era Gangster, Held In Kentucky on Ohio Armed Hold-Up Charge." See photos for the report.

The complete 1st section only with all 38 pages. This is the rag edition, printed on very high quality newsprint meant
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One of the Younger brothers' gang...

Item #680595

March 03, 1877

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, March 3, 1877  The top of the back page has an article headed: "Jim Younger" "It is Claimed by a St. Louis Detective That He is Not in the Stillwater Prison". He was one of the infamous Younger brothers' gang of outlaws.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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The death of Premier Joseph Stalin...

Item #680405

March 06, 1953

THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, March 6, 1953

* Joseph Stalin death

* Premier of the Soviet Union

* 1950's era original

This issue features a two-line banner headline: "STALIN DEAD; KREMLIN SILENT ON SUCCESSOR" with subheads: "Most Powerful Dictator In All History Succumbs; President Calls for Unity", "Stalin's Death Doesn't Alter Risks of War," a... See More  

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First of this title we have offered?

Item #680737

March 18, 1837


* Rare publication

* Merrimack County

A religious newspaper with a nice masthead. Perhaps the first of this title we have offered.

Four pages, light damp staining at the right side, good shape.... See More  

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A skirmish in North Carolina from the French & Indian War...

Item #676500
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1754  Among the articles in this issue are: "Description of a Remarkable Venomous Insect found in South America"; an article concerning a form of sun dial with an illustration of it; "Of the Junction of Asia and America" which begins: "The termination  & position of the N.E. parts of Asia, and the N.W. parts of A... See More  

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Seducing the youth to join the military...

Item #680587

January 20, 1815

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, Jan. 20, 1815  Page 3 has an interesting article on the unfortunate practice of the: "Seduction Of Youth" into the military, as the article is headed. It notes a recruiting advertisement mentioning: "The youthful hero whose patriotism & ardor has heretofore been restrained by the rigid laws of the state can now...joining said regiment without t... See More  

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Steamship Columbia... Novel swimming device...

Item #671196

May 22, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 22, 1880  The front page has "Babcock & Wilcox Boilers at the Standard Oil Company's Refinery Greenpoint, L.I." with an accompanying article.

Inside has: "Novel Swimming Device" "The Holden Ice Machine" "Pike's Hot-Blast Boiler Furnace" "Pease's Oil-Testing Apparatus" "The New Steamship ... See More  

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A pro-South newspaper in the North...

Item #666537

June 08, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 8, 1864 

* Anti-Union publication

Among the articles within are: "General Butler's Campaign Explained" "Fighting on Wednesday--The Rebs Get the Worst of It" "Arrest of Col. Medary" who is the editor of this newspaper. It mentions: "...The cause of his arrest is not stated--indeed the public are not favored with reas... See More  

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Seeking bids to construct a U.S. Mint in San Francisco...

Item #675109

December 11, 1852

THE REPUBLIC, Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 1852 

* San Francisco Mint to be constructed

* California Gold Rush era

* Thomas Corwin

The front page has a legal notice soliciting bids to build a new United States Mint in San Francisco, headed: "Proposals For Erecting a Mint, With the Necessary Machinery, at San Francisco, California". It is signed in type by the Secretary of the ... See More  

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Civil War map shows a portion of the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers...

Item #680262

July 24, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, July 24, 1862

* CSS Arkansas - Confederate ironclad warship

* Mississippi & Yazoo Rivers

* Greenville Missouri MO

The front page creates a Civil War map headed: "THE REBEL RAM ARKANSAS. The Fight at the Mouth of the Yazoo and the Dash Down the Mississippi" with related column headlines. 

Other war-related column heads on the front page & inside as w... See More  

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Sherman battling for Buzzard's Roost...

Item #680466

May 20, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 20, 1864

* Battle of Rocky Face Ridge - Buzzard's Roost

* Atlanta, Georgia campaign - William T. Sherman

* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House - Grant vs. Lee

The top of the back page has a Civil War map headed: "Battle of Rocky Ridge" showing much detail, plus related text as well. The front page has various war-related column heads including: "From... See More  

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Early San Francisco with a wealth of local news & ads...

Item #680784

August 29, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868  A large size newspaper of four pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture.

Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Indian troubles in Idaho...

Item #675638

June 20, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 20, 1878  The front page has: "The Indian War" "Hot Work Going on in Idaho" which mentions in part: "...reports serious depredations...have burned Diamond Ranch in Happy Valley...Indians have captured over 400 horses...Troops and supplies are greatly needed...report the mountain full of Indians...They are in hot pursuit of the Ban... See More  

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Early print of Eskimo women...

Item #680516

December 31, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 31, 1853  The front page has a print captioned: "Esquimaux Ladies" with a related article on the Eskimo Indians.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Grant's triumphal victory at Lookout Mountain...

Item #674921

November 27, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 27, 1863 

* Battle of Lookout Mountain

* Chattanooga campaign - Tennessee

* General Ulysses S. Grant victory

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S VICTORY" "A Complete Triumph Over the Army Under Bragg Officially Announced" "Lookout Mountain Top, all the Rifle Pits in Chattanooga Valley, & Missi... See More  

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Chiang Kai-Shek on the cover...

Item #680384

February 21, 1943

THIS WORLD, Feb. 21, 1943  This was a tabloid-size insert with the "San Francisco Chronicle" Sunday newspaper. The front cover features a photo of: "Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek". Inside has an article: "China's Charming Revolutionary".

Chiang Kai-Shek was a politician and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between ... See More  

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Nazi-occupied Belgium...

Item #679269

November 05, 1942

BRUYSSELER ZEITUNG (Brüssels Newspaper), Belgium, Nov. 5, 1942  From Nazi-occupied Belgium with a wealth of war-related reporting. The main headline notes: "Setback For Roosevelt's Party". 

Presumed complete in 6 pages, good condition.

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Early print of Melbourne, Australia...

Item #680518

December 29, 1855

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 29, 1855  The front page has a nice print captioned: "Melbourne, Australia" along with a full column article with the same heading.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with mild fold & margin wear, good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Siege of Louisbourgh, Nova Scotia...

Item #657558

October 27, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 27, 1746 

* Siege of Louisbourg - French Canada

* War of the Austrian Succession

* King George's War

Pages 1 & 2 are mostly taken up with reports of the War of Austrian Succession.

Page 3 has reports on King George's War in North America, focused on Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. One item mentions: "...landed some 1000 men with ... See More  

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Baseball report in a sporting newspaper, before the Civil War...

Item #680854

June 04, 1859

THE NEW YORK CLIPPER, June 4, 1859  The front page features a print of the: "Royal YHacht Squadron Club House, Cowes."

Page 3 has most of a column headed: "Ball Play" with much detailed reporting of games, including 4 box scores.

This was a sports-themed newspaper with a wealth of reporting on various games, etc.

Eight pages, old mends near the spine and on page 2, othe... See More  

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The Battle of Chickamauga...

Item #680717

January 02, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Jan. 2, 1864 

* Battle of Chickamauga - Georgia

* General George H. Thomas account

As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. The entire front page is taken up with: "The Military Situation" giving reports from various fields of oper... See More  

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A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675691

March 03, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 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: "Boise City--Street Sc... See More  

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Short story by Horatio Alger... Rulers of the day...

Item #674861

January 07, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Jan. 7, 1854  Inside has a short story "written for Gleason's Pictorial" entitled: "The Veiled Mirror: Or, Pictures Of The New Year. By Horatio Alger, Jr." Quite early for Alger who was just twenty-two at the time.

The back page has a print showing variations of the: "New Regulation Uniform Of The New York Police" with a deta... See More  

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Mark Twain letter on the Shah of Persia...

Item #680429

July 22, 1873

NEW YORK HERALD, July 22, 1873 

* Edmund Yates letter

* Shah of Persia visit to Paris, France

* Nasar al-Din Shah Qajar

Page 5 has a letter by Edmund Yates with several headings that include: "N A S S R-E D-D I N" "Mr. Edmund Yates Last View" "Court Life At Tehran" "The Persian Bastinado" "The Story By Mr. Edmund Yates" and much more. ... See More  

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John Adams invited to celebrate the anniversary of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth...

Item #680732

March 30, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1803  The ftpg. has a letter from the people of Plymouth to John Adams inviting him to a celebration of: "...the first landing of our Fore Fathers at this place.", with his response, signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival strengthening at the spine, good condition.

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Description of early Arkansas...

Item #680484

November 16, 1820

PROVIDENCE GAZETTE, Rhode Island, Nov. 16, 1820  Page 2 has a report: "The Arkansaw Territory" which is an extract from a letter written to a friend in New Hampshire which begins: "I would have answered you sooner, but I have been sick almost ever since I received your letter; and this is the first day I have felt able to write; I am now very weak. This country must be called s... See More  

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Patriotic & decorative masthead...

Item #680031

March 03, 1866

FLAG OF OUR UNION, Boston, March 3, 1866  This was a popular weekly which in the early 1850's claimed to have the largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States. It was begun by the famed publishers Gleason & Ballou, who lent their names to titles which were much like the later Harper's Weekly. Mostly literary content with a very ornate, displayable masthead.

Sixteen p... See More  

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Settling the Natchez area... Albany's North Dutch Church...

Item #676881

June 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, June, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day. Among the news reports is content concerning settlement in the Natchez vicinity. Also a report of the laying of the cornerstone of what is now known as the First Reformed Church in Albany, or the North Dutch Churc... See More  

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Americans arrive in Japan...

Item #678810

August 28, 1945

THE OREGONIAN, Portland, Aug. 28, 1945

* U.S. occupation of Japan begins

* USS Missouri (Big Mo) enters Tokyo Bay

A banner headline above the masthead announces: "YANKS LAND IN JAPAN". Most of the front page is taken up with World War II reports.

Contains 12 of 16 pages, library stamp near the top, good condition.... See More  

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Early for Western Pennsylvania...

Item #680386

September 05, 1822

THE PITTSBURGH RECORDER, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5, 1822

* Early Western Pennsylvania

The volume 1 number 33 issue of a quite uncommon and very early periodical from Western Penna. 

Included are reports headed: "Pitcairn's Island" "Revival of Religion" "Island Creek Sabbath School" and more.

Sixteen pages various foxing throughout, 5 by 8 1/2 inches, good... See More  

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A double train robbery by the same bandits...

Item #638770

November 04, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 4, 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 6 has: "Reported Train Robbery In Illinois" provides some details, including: "...a most  daring robbery took place...four... See More  

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Columbia, South Carolina, is captured...

Item #680678

February 21, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 21, 1865 

* William T. Sherman

* Columbia South Carolina

* Final months of the Civil War

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From South Carolina" "The Evacuation of Charleston" "Dahlgren Moving on the City" "The Occupation of Columbia" "Sherman's & Beauregard's Movements" "L... See More  

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Yankees are occupying Texas...

Item #674931

December 17, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 17, 1863 

* Pass Cavallo (Texas) captured

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Capture of Rebel Works at Port Cavallo, Texas" "The Occupation of Texas" "Tennessee not Yet Vacated by the Enemy" "Longstreet's Forces at Bay" "The Siege of Charleston" & more.

Eight pages, light damp stai... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln peace meeting...

Item #679716

February 06, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln peace meeting

* William T. Sherman victory march

Among the front page items concerning the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S NEW CAMPAIGN" "His Army on the March for Eight Days" "Charleston, Augusta, Branchville" "Rebel Solicitude & Speculations as to the Campaign" "The Peace Conference" &... See More  

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Leaders of the 1915 baseball pennant fight...

Item #680373

October 07, 1915

LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York Oct. 7, 1915  The front cover is a nice, dramatic color print reflecting the action in the early years of World War I captioned: "Directing The Big Guns". Articles within include: "Great Britain's Zeal for War"; The Truth about Alaska - A Land of Great Opportunities"; "Seen in the World of Sport" including photos the leaders... See More  

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Two nice front pages...

Item #680594

November 28, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 28, 1863 

* Chattanooga Campaign - Tennessee

* Braxton Bragg vs. Ulysses S. Grant

Among the front page heads on the Civil War are: "Additional From The South" "Speculations & Facts from Chattanooga" "How Affairs Looked Before the Battle" "Bragg's Responsibilities Admitted" "Progress of the Siege of Charleston&quo... See More  

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The coming purchase of Alaska: what the land is like...

Item #669922

April 12, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 12, 1867   Page 2 has nearly half a column headed: "Russian America" which is an interesting, objective description of the land the U.S. is about to purchase from Russia.

Four pages, nice condition.

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Peace with the Apache Indians in Arizona...

Item #680435

October 14, 1871

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Oct. 14, 1871 

* Great Chicago Fire disaster

* Apaches Indians & peace ?

The front page has some content concerning the Great Chicago Fire, including: "Appeal From Chicago" "Prospects Brightening" and more. Also: "Arizona" "The Peace with the Apaches--All Received on Reservations--Their Friendly Reception of V... See More  

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Adams signs an Act of Congress...

Item #672715

September 24, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1800 

* President John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson

The front page has an entire column taken up with an Act of Congress signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archivally rejoined at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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Sherman.at Charleston... Savannah...

Item #674207

February 16, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 16, 1865 

* General William T. Sherman

* Marching along Southern coast

* Final months of the Civil War

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN" "They Are Within Two Miles of Charleston" "Skirmishing Near Charleston" "Branchville Flanked" "Lee's Appeal to the Georgians" "SAVANNAH&q... See More  

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Unusual tightrope walking print ad...

Item #680731

July 15, 1818


* Tightrope walking ad

* Boston circus

News of the day with many ads throughout. The most interesting content is a page 3 illustrated advertisement for "Mr. Vilallave" and his tightrope walking exhibition, which includes a print of him on the wire.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #676466
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740  An article of note is: "Discourse on Hebrew Customs Concluded" - which is a continuation from the previous issue.

Under the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is a report which includes: "...Being a general fast was observed with great decency & solemnity throughout the city, & by the Jews also in the
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Follow-up reports on the Chicago Fire...

Item #679769

October 26, 1871

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Oct. 26 1871

* The Great Chicago Fire of 1871

The front page has several reports on the Chicago Fire of 2 weeks previous, with various subheads as shown in the photos.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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Capture of Bowling Green, Kentucky...

Item #680465

May 23, 1864


* Bowling Green, Kentucky

* Battle of Resaca, Georgia

* Tunnel Hill, Georgia

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Lee Is Retreating Before General Grant" "Capture of Bowling Green" "News From General Butler" "Campaign in Northern Georgia" "The Great Battle of Resaca" "Captur... See More  

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President Jefferson offers pardon for military deserters...

Item #680580

October 19, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 1807 

* President Thomas Jefferson pardons

* United States Army deserters

The ftpg. has much on the continued High Treason trial of Aaron Burr & 2 others. Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" by the President concerning those: "...who have deserted from the army of the United States...has become sensible of their offense &am... See More  

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Robert E. Lee's movements north...

Item #674890

October 14, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 14, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From Virginia" "Another Advance Northward by General Lee" "Retreat of the Union Army Across the Rappahannock" "Gallant Fight by Buford's & Kilpatrick's Cavalry" "Final Retirement of Lee's Army to the Rapidan" "News From Charleston&... See More  

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On the capture of Black Hawk...

Item #668154

April 25, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 25, 1833 

* Chief Black Hawk

* Sauk Indians

* The Prophe

The top of page 3 has: "Indian Hostages - Official" which notes: "The distinguished Indian warriors, ...Black Hawk....have arrived at the seat of government from Jefferson Barracks. They were conducted thither...We understand that these celebrated Chiefs of the Sac ... See More  

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A Nazi newspaper from a British island...

Item #676698

December 02, 1944

EVENING PRESS, Island of Guernsey (in the English Channel), December 2, 1944 

* Rare German occupation title

* World War II - WWI

A very curious issue, as Guernsey, an English-speaking island, was occupied by the Germans during WWII so all the news was pro-Nazi.

Among the front page reports are: "American Attacks All In Vain" "Fortnight's Battle at Aachen Costs Them... See More  

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Latest from the Mexican War...

Item #675077

September 09, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 1847  Page 3 has a column headed: "Defeat Of the Mexicans - General Scott's Advance to the Capital" which includes several dispatches including one datelined from Vera Cruz and another from Orizaba. Also: "The Troops for Mexico...".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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Making a case for war against England...

Item #677789

June 22, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 22, 1812  Most of the front page is taken up with various documents & letters which make the case for war with England, which was actually declared 3 days prior.  Some related content inside as well.

Four pages, good condition.

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Battle of Spotsylvania Court House...

Item #680432

May 23, 1864


* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

* Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant

The front page is entirely taken up with ads, while much of pages 2 & 4 are taken up with Civil War reports including articles headed: "Gen. Grant's Campaign" "Rebel Report of Lee's Strength and Loss" "Ewell's Corps Repulsed By Raw Troop... See More  

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Dull Knife & Cheyennes surrender....

Item #680449

April 23, 1877

NEW YORK TIMES, April 23, 1877 

* Chief Dull Knife surrender

* Nothern Cheyennes Indians

* Camp Robinson - Nebraska

The front page has a report headed: "Surrender of Eighty Lodges of Cheyennes" "The Indians" "Eighty Lodges of Cheyennes Surrendered to General Crook. See photos for details.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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One of the less common titles of the late 19th century...

Item #681358

January 01, 1883

THE WASHINGTON WORLD, Washington, D.C., 1883  See the photo for the very nice masthead engraving which includes a print of the Capitol building. Although the content seems to be wide-ranging, there also seems to be content relating to the military & government.

Four pages, browned at the margins, somewhat fragile so it must be handled carefully, otherwise in very nice condition.

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Celebrating the generals after the war...

Item #680851

June 08, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 8, 1865  Among the first column heads are: "Our President" "Monster Meeting Last Night at Cooper Institution" "Outpouring of the Masses for the Administration" "The Hero Grant" "It was Big, Great, Immense, Prodigious!" "Brilliant Array of Generals" and more.

Pages 4 & 5 have more column heads on the war inc... See More  

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The 'Christmas Edition' from San Diego...

Item #680861

December 17, 1914

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, Dec. 17, 1914  The front page is quite displayable being the "Christmas Edition" with a two-color print taking most of the front page, beneath which is text headed: "Christmas Is Near!'

Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.

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