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"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...
May 20, 1852
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, May 20, 1852 We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Much of page 2 is taken up with: "The Annual Meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society". Page 3 has a: &... See More
Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, in an American newspaper...
December 20, 1781
THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, December 20, 1781 This issue contains one of the most historically significant letters from the Revolutionary War, being Cornwallis' official announcement of his surrender to Washington at the Battle of Yorktown.
The report begins on the front page no less, prefaced with: "I am directed to send you the enclosed letter from Lieutenant General ... See More
Protests by unpaid war veterans... Rare title with pro-Loyalist leanings...
July 02, 1783
THE ROYAL GAZETTE, New York, July 2, 1783
* American Revolutionary War
* Extremely rare publication
* James Rivington
This is a case where the rarity of the title surpasses the content within. This was a Tory newspaper by the infamous James Rivington who was supportive of the British cause.
Rivington's initially impartial stance shifted as the revolution loomed and public opini... See More
Terrific on the Battle of Gettysburg, with editorial comment...
July 07, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 7, 1863 The front page has various war items including: "The Army of the Pamunkey--The Attack on the South Anna Bridge". There is also a great front page letter datelined "Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1863" which is prefaced with: "..manifesting the spirit that inspires the bold, intelligent youths who make up the bulk ... See More
Terrific & rare broadside "Extra" on the capture of Jefferson Davis...
May 14, 1865
STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865
* Very rare miniature broadside
* Capture of Jefferson Davis
* President of the Confederacy
A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.
The three headlines ... See More
A great rarity: an early volume one issue of the Massacuhsetts Spy...
October 09, 1770
THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, (Boston), October 9, 1770 This innocuous looking newspaper is arguably the most famous of all American titles of the 18th century. It began in July, 1770, this being issue number 29. It is exceedingly rare to find this title from the first year of publication.
The famed Isaiah Thomas was the publisher. Wikipedia notes that it was a heavily political paper that was con... See More
The Emancipation Proclamation... Lincoln suspends the Writ of Habeas Corpus...
September 27, 1862
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, September 27, 1862 Page 2 contains the full texts of the Emancipation Proclamation, perhaps the most significant Presidential pronouncement of the entire Civil War wherein Lincoln declared all slaves free.
Headed: "A Proclamation By the President of the United States" the document begins at the bottom half of the first column and takes the top half of the ... See More
Washington's miraculous escape from Long Island...
September 18, 1776
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 18, 1776 The front page has a report from Congress concerning the use, storage & inspection of gunpowder, signed in type by its President: John Hancock.
The ftpg. also has several reports concerning ht Revolutionary War in South Carolina & Georgia.
But certainly the prime content is the lengthy & detailed account of Washington's ret... See More
Latest news from the Revolutionary War in a very rare newspaper...
May 07, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 7, 1779
* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication
A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 8.
Inside has a report from Charleston beginning: "Five deserters who came last week to Purysbu... See More
From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...
March 03, 1878
BLACK HILLS DAILY PIONEER, Deadwood, Black Hills, March 3, 1878 This town would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light. Plus, this is a volume 1 issue.
This issue is from the "heyday" of the Wild West. Some of the most celebrated names... See More
Very rare Revolutionary War title, with a wealth of fine content...
October 21, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779
* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication
A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 32.
Page 2 has: "By the King. A Proclamation" which begins: "Whereas we have received ... See More
The earliest baseball illustration to appear in any periodical...
December 06, 1856
PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 6, 1856 This issue of this famous sporting journal features the earliest baseball illustration to appear in a periodical.
When one thinks of the millions of illustrations and photographs of baseball that have appeared in magazines & newspapers over the past 167 years, this issue contains the progenitor: the very first.
This simple illustratio... See More
Benedict Arnold responds... Nice war reports...
March 25, 1779
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR, AMERICAN ORACLE OF LIBERTY, Worcester, March 25, 1779 This newspaper published by the famed Isaiah Thomas is undoubtedly one of the more significant & notable titles of the Revolutionary War era.
It is worth noting that the famed printer Isaiah Thomas was the publisher, having begun this newspaper in 1770. An ardent patriotic, as the extended title to ... See More
Masthead taken from Paul Revere... LaFayette joins the Continental Army...
July 31, 1777
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE AND THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Massachusetts, July 31, 1777 The masthead featurese an engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere, showing a soldier holding a sword and a document inscribed "Independence" while standing beneath a banner inscribed "Appeal To Heaven" and surrounded by ornate embellishments.
Taking all of the front pa... See More
Handsome, patriotic newspaper with war-related reports...
March 13, 1780
THE INDEPENDENT LEDGER & AMERICAN ADVERTISER, Boston, March 13, 1780 The masthead includes one of the more patriotic engravings of the Revolutionary War, described by the motto just under the dateline: "All Hands With One Inflamed, Enlightened Heart" showing 13 arms--one for each colony--joined by holding a linked chain within which is the inflamed heart, representing the spiri... See More
Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Olympics...
July 19, 1912
VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1912
* Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold medal
* Decathlon - Stockholm Summer Olympic
* Best publication to be had (very rare)
Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredi... See More
Perhaps the best graphic Lincoln newspaper to be had...
March 09, 1861
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 9, 1861 The front page has text on: "Our Portrait of the President" which relates to the terrific double page centerfold captioned: "Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, President elect of the United States of America, With Scenes & Incidents in His Life."
The large central portrait shows Lincoln beardless, and surrounding it a... See More
Oswego during the French & Indian War, with maps...
Item #690285THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs During the Two Last Years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages.
This text also includes a report headed: "Account of the Surrender of Fort Granville". Included as w... See More
Lincoln's inauguration... Winslow Homer print...
March 16, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1861 The entire front page shows: "The Inaugural Procession at Washington Passing the Gate of the Capitol Grounds" which shows Abraham Lincoln & James Buchanan in the carriage.
Inside has a nearly half page print showing: "Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln Entering the Senate Chamber Before The Inauguration" with related text he... See More
"Black Sox" scandal players are indicted...
September 29, 1920
NEW YORK TIMES, September 29, 1920 The front page features one of the more infamous & noteworthy headlines in the world of professional baseball, announcing the indictment of eight players in the 1919 World Series betting scandal.
The headline reads: "EIGHT WHITE SOX PLAYERS ARE INDICTED ON CHARGE OF FIXING 1919 WORLD SERIES; CICOTTE GOT $10,000 AND JACKSON $5,000".
Various s... See More
Battle of Bunker Hill... And so much more...
Item #677953GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775 A very historic issue as it contains the first report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage.
This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the 17th of June instant between his Majesty's troops and a large body of the rebel forces. An alarm wa... See More
Brigham Young's Proclamation of martial law... Much more Mormon reporting...
November 18, 1857
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 18, 1857 Page 6 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon War" which has a report from military officers on the situation: "...confirming the destruction of the supply trains...".
This is followed by a letter from the: "Governor's Office Utah Territory" written to: "The Offi... See More
Cornwallis surrenders to Washington at Yorktown...
Item #672474THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1782 This issue contains the very historic report of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia.
An inside page has a nice report headed: "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton" which begins: "...I had the honour to acquaint your Lordship with my fears respecting the fate of the army in Virginia. It n... See More
Unrecorded issue from Colorado...
August 21, 1880
THE SOUTHWEST, Animas City, Colorado, Aug. 21, 1880 A quite rare tirtl that printed in this town before moving to their new location of Durango in September. Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers' does not even have a listing for this title in Animas City. This is the volume 1, number 44 issue.
Various articles include: "La Plata County - Its Vast Agricultural & ... See More
Washington's third state-of-the-union address... Ben Franklin...
Item #685647THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, November, 1791 The most notable content is the lengthy & historic state-of-the-union address of President Washington, which takes nearly 3 pages, headed: "Speech of the President of the United States to Both Houses of Congress" and is signed by him in type: George Washington. In this lengthy address Washington reflects upon the acc... See More
Lincoln repeals Hunter's controversial order emancipating slaves...
May 20, 1862
NEW YORK WORLD, May 20, 1862 The front page begins with column heads: "PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION" "Gen. Hunter's Proclamation Void" "The Power of Declaring Slaves Free Belongs to the President" "An Appeal To The Border States" "Gradual Abolition of Slavery Urged" "How the Proclamation is Received".
The related text takes mos... See More
Yankees capture the Confederate capital... War nears its end...
April 04, 1865
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 4, 1865 One of the middle columns of the front page announces one of the more significant events of the Civil War with: "VIRGINIA ! " "GLORIOUS NEWS ! " "Richmond Is Ours!" "Evacuation of Petersburg!" "Tremendous Fighting!" "Lee's Entire Army Is Routed" and more. Above the column heads is a ni... See More
One of the very best baseball prints...
September 10, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1887 The full front page is a Zogbaum print: "Mars & Venus at Fortress Monroe". A full page has many scenes of Castine captioned: "An Old Maine; Seaport". Another full page has 6 prints of: "The Annual Meet of the American Canoe Association".
But by far the best print in this issue is the terrific doublepage cent... See More
The Battle of Antietam...
September 26, 1862
DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Sept. 26, 1862 Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Various reports inside include: "More Northern News" "From Cumberland Gap" "Movements of our Army in Maryland" "Davis vs. Lincoln" is interesting (see); &q... See More
Hampton Roads... Attack by the Merrimack... early Florida...
March 22, 1862
THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 22, 1862
* Rare Union occupation title
* Battle of Hampton Roads
* Monitor vs. Merrimac... Ironclads naval battle
Here is an interesting newspaper (see photo) established in March of 1862 at Port Royal after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sough... See More
Great full page print of the Cincinnati Baseball Club...
July 17, 1869
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 17, 1869 The front page has a nice print captioned: "Fourth of July at the Country Home".
The prime print is the full page captioned: "The Picked Nine of the Cincinnati (Red Stockings) Base-Ball Club, of Cincinnati, Ohio" which has prints of ten players (one a substitute) and which includes a detailed article: "The Cinc... See More
Mention of the First Fleet for Australia: convicts destined for Botany Bay...
December 09, 1786
JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, Dec. 9, 1786 The front page has a very early report concerning Botany Bay (Australia): "The shipping of stores for the establishment of the intended colony of Botany Bay does on with greate rapidity...rice, rum & tobacco have been very considerable...which prove that government do not attend merely to the sustenance of the new settlers, but als... See More
Mammoth City California...
August 28, 1880
MAMMOTH CITY HERALD, Mono County, California, Aug. 28, 1880 Now called Mammoth Lakes, it sits at 7,880 ft. elevation. Its European history started in 1877 when four prospectors staked a claim on Mineral Hill, south of the current town, along Old Mammoth Road. In 1878, the Mammoth Mining Company was organized to mine Mineral Hill, which caused a gold rush. By the end of 1878, 1500 pe... See More
Funeral of John Hancock, in a Boston newspaper...
October 16, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 16, 1793 A terrific issue, as over a full column on page 3 is taken up with the: "Interment of his Late Excellency the Governor of this Commonwealth", being John Hancock.
There is much detail on the funeral, with the report including the order of the funeral procession, with an engraving of the coffin with the names of the pall bearers noted to its... See More
Lewis and Clark begin their epic Voyage of Discovery...
November 26, 1803
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Nov. 26,1803 Page 2 has several items concerning the recent Louisiana Purchase, but certainly the most significant is a report from Louisville noting: "Capt. Clark, and Mr. Lewis, have left this place in the prosecution of their expedition to the westward. They have been sent thereon by the President of the United States. ... See More
Lewis and Clark begin their epic Voyage of Discovery...
November 26, 1803
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Nov. 26,1803 Page 2 has several items concerning the recent Louisiana Purchase, but certainly the most significant is a report from Louisville noting: "Capt. Clark, and Mr. Lewis, have left this place in the prosecution of their expedition to the westward. They have been sent thereon by the President of the United States. The ob... See More
Dallas newspaper the day before Kennedy arrived...
November 21, 1963
THE DALLAS TIMES HERALD, Texas, Nov. 21, 1963 There was logical reason to save the next day's edition as it reported the assassination of John F. Kennedy, but there was no logical reason for this issue to be saved, even though it has significant front page content.
The headline reads: "Plea For Space Plan Kicks Off JFK Tour" with related subheads, and a front page photo showin... See More
Death report from Great Plague of 1666... Ships for the New World...
August 13, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 13, 1666 A notable issue from the year when the Great Plague was raging, and also from the year of the Great London Fire.
The front page has a report from Norwich noting the week's death toll: "The account of our bill of Mortality for this last week runs thus. Buried of all diseases 187 whereof the Plague 163. Besides at the Post-house 6, and in ... See More
Two of the best Kennedy assassination issues to be had...
November 23, 1963
Here is a terrific pair of issues on the assassination of John F. Kennedy from the city where it happened. Both issues are THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS from Texas.
Note: While we do offer each of these issues as stand-alone items, purchasing them as a set will enable you to take advantage of a discounted price.
You get the November 23, 1963 edition which is a quite rare & extremely desirable ne... See More
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