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696414

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #696414
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787  This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company of Philadelphia note that it cannot be definitively determined which of ... See More  

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700671

Huge map of the Mississippi River dated June 1, 1775...

Item #700671

January 01, 1783

COURSE of the RIVER MISSISSIPI, from the Balise to Fort Chartres; Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1763 by Lieut. Ross of the 34th Regiment: Improved from the Surveys of that River made by the French".

London, Printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 in 'Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs, 11 June 1775" 



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694150

Very early from Maryland: the French & Indian War... Money owned to Ben Franklin...

Item #694150

March 13, 1755

THE MARYLAND GAZETTE, Annapolis, March 13, 1755  A very scarce and early newspaper from the early period of the French & Indian War. Rarely are we able to offer Maryland newspapers from such an early year.

Page 2 has a report from Halifax, Nova Scotia, that: "...they are building two new batteries upon the beach...That the three gun battery at the South End is to be greatly enlarged... See More  

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699928

Terrific pictorial issue on the death of Jesse James...

Item #699928

April 22, 1882

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 22, 1882  This famous title produced many issues with some very desirable illustrations, but this issue, with the entire front page taken up with a portrait of the notorious outlaw Jesse James, is arguably the most coveted.

The caption beneath the full front page illustration reads: "Missouri--Jesse James, the Notorious Desperado... See More  

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697886

Very lengthy letter by Ben Franklin... British generals say America cannot be conquered...

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September 09, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 9, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

The entire front page and a bit of the back page are taken up with a very lengthy: "Address To the Inhabitants of Ireland", signed in type at its conclusion: B. Franklin. Versa... See More  

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697637

British account of the Battle of Stono Ferry, and the Battle of Chemung, New York...

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September 02, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from Port Royal with his account of the Battle at Stono Ferry, a failed attempt by the Americans, under General... See More  

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683445

Perhaps the finest of all baseball prints in a periodical...

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November 04, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Nov. 4, 1865  The centerfold has what is arguably the very finest 19th century baseball print to appear in a newspaper. Perfect for display.

There are multiple prints with a central image with a panoramic view of  a baseball game with a huge crowd. Surrounding this print are full-figures portraits of 20 notables in the baseball world a... See More  

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692442

Very early newsbook from the English Civil War...

Item #692442

September 10, 1643

MERCURIUS AULICUS, Communicating the Intelligence and affaires of the Court, to the rest of the Kingdome. (Oxford), The sixe and thirtieth Weeke, (September 3-10, 1643).

This is a very early newsbook, predecessors of today's newspapers being somewhat of a transitional publication between pamphlets & newspapers, but defined specifically as periodicals by having a set period of issuance, be... See More  

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668087

Rare and early title from Honolulu...

Item #668087

August 31, 1844

THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Aug. 31, 1844  One of the earliest newspapers we have offered from Hawaii, and fourteen years earlier than the few of this title we offered in recent years.

The "first series" of this title existed for just 1 1/2 years from 1840 to 1841. It proved unprofitable and was shut down. The editor reestablished the paper under the same titl... See More  

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697916

Lincoln's inauguration...

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March 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1865  The entire front page is taken up with a very nice engraving captioned: "President Lincoln Taking the Oath At His Second Inauguration, March 4, 1865" showing just that. A great display issue as such.

An inside page has an article: "The President's Inaugural" which includes the text of his second inaugural address, which i... See More  

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687859

Defending Edgar Allan Poe... Significant Poe issue...

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May 19, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 19, 1853  Page 2 has almost an entire column taken up with a very notable article headed: "Edgar A. Poe, by Henry Clay Preuss".

As a bit of background, the following from eapoe.org is very helpful:

“In the decade following Poe’s death, periodical writers on both sides of the Atlantic disputed his place in American
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697888

Much on events in the South: General Greene & others...

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March 13, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 13, 1781  Most of the front page is taken up with reports concerning the: "Account of the Examination& Commitment of John Trumbull, for High Treason", some of the "rebel governor" of Connecticut who was accused of being a spy and who spent 7 months in a London prison.

Page 2 has a great wealth of cont... See More  

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697861

By America's first newspaper publisher...

Item #697861

February 11, 1681

THE PROTESTANT (DOMESTICK) INTELLIGENCE, OR NEWS BOTH FROM CITY AND COUNTRY, London, England, February 11, 1681  Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a newspaper by Benjamin Harris. Harris was the first newspaper publisher in the colonies, having published "Public Occurrences Both Forreign & Domestick" in Boston in 1690. It lasted for only one issue.

Before emigrating to the ... See More  

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686359

Foldout plate of the siege of Rhode Island... Treaty with France...

Item #686359
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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694966

George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy...

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October 07, 1783

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, October 7, 1783  Both the front page and page 2 have nice, lengthy letters concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy of that time.

The Newburgh Conspiracy was a plan by Continental Army officers to challenge the authority of the Confederation Congress, arising from their frustration with Congress's long-standing inability to meet its financial obligations t
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697659

Rare Confederate title reports on the siege of Vicksburg, just before its fall…

Item #697659

July 02, 1863

CAROLINA SPARTAN, Spartanburg, South Carolina, July 2, 1863  A rare Confederate title to say the least. The front page begins with some nice reporting on the siege of Vicksburg with reports headed “From Vicksburg” which include some over-optimistic thoughts: “…that perfect confidence prevails among our men. They are fully able to hold Vicksburg as long as they have an... See More  

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687197

What if England won the war? Bring the troops home...

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May 23, 1783

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, May 23, 1783  The front page begins with an article on the economic implications of America's independence. The report begins: "As every appearance seems to indicate an immediate peace, it is very probable when this event takes effect, that a large proportion of the American commerce will bend in the old line, and we are persua... See More  

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697887

Terrific & displayable issue with front page discussion from London on the futility of the war...

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April 30, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 30, 1782  A terrific front page as it is entirely taken up with reports of discussions in the "House of Commons" mostly focused on the Revolutionary War and the futility of continuing it.

A few bits include: "That it is the opinion of the house that the war carried on in the colonies & plantations of North... See More  

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697860

Great account of the siege of Fort Schuyler...

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September 04, 1777

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 4, 1777   Page 3 has Revolutionary War content including an item reading: "We hear Sir William Howe has requested his Majesty, for very essential reasons, to allow him to exchange General Lee for some British officers; but that such a measure has been strongly opposed by some persons in high office."

A report from Fishk... See More  

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697636

Responding to General Clinton's offer for a reconciliation...

Item #697636

April 03, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781  Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to all the inhabitants of these States who have been so hardy as to oppose a degr... See More  

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697906

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #697906

July 13, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795  A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9,

concluding in the issue of the 13th taking all of the front page and a bit of... See More  

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693175

Testimony of Joseph Galloway against General Howe... Thomas Paine...

Item #693175

November 23, 1779

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, November 23, 1779  One-third of the front page has reports from the Penna. General Assembly, with a prefacing note signed in type by Thomas Paine, who was the Clerk of the General Assembly at that time.

There is a similar note signed by Thomas Paine on page 2 as well.

Half of page 2 is taken up with the continued: "Examination of Joseph Galloway befor... See More  

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675345

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

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February 18, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1861  Over half of page 5 is taken up with fine and detailed coverage of Lincoln's continued trip from his home in Illinois to Washington, D.C. The heads include: "THE PRESENT ELECT EN ROUTE" "Incidents and Casualties" 'Old Abe Kissed by a Pretty Girl" "His Reception at Buffalo" "Accident to Major Hunter" "Th... See More  

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683046

A Memphis newspaper from Jackson... Jeff Davis' annual address...

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January 22, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 22, 1863  This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South. Note that this "Memphis" newspaper was published in Jackson, Mississippi. See the information below concerning its history.

The front page is mostly taken up with the: "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" which is signed in type: Jefferson Davis... See More  

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697635

Criticizing the King's speech... British snobbish after Cornwallis' surrender...

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March 19, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 19, 1782   Half of the front page is taken up with: "An Anecdote - American Patriotism and Fortitude Exemplified" which gives a story concerning General Burgoyne's actions in New England.

Half of page 2 is taken up with the conclusion of a letter from: "Common Sense" which is a response to the King of... See More  

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683570

First election of Abraham Lincoln...

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November 08, 1860

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 1860  Perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.

Page 3 has a report headed: "The Presidential Election" which notes: "From the telegraphic reports of the Presidential election received since our last publication, the reader will learn nothing which mate... See More  

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694151

Early Boston newspapers with nice front page references to the French & Indian War...

Item #694151

December 29, 1760

THE BOSTON GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, December 29, 1760  A quite early issue of this famous title, from near the end of the French & Indian War.

Just a few months earlier the governor of Canada surrendered the province of Quebec (New France) to the British, and the French outpost of Detroit surrendered to English forces as well.

These events are the backdrop to the considerable fron... See More  

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701605

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #701605

December 22, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877  Page 2 has an extremely significant article headed: The Talking Phonograph" which begins: "Mr. Thomas Edison recently came into our office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank, and the machine inquired as to our health, asked how we liked the phonograph, informed us that it was very well, and bid us a cordial good night. ... See More  

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692531

Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States...

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November 10, 1860

HARTFORD WEEKLY TIMES, Connecticut, Nov. 10, 1860  The top of page 2 has a column headed: "The Presidential Contest" "Election Of Lincoln and Hamlin" "The North for Lincoln - The South Mostly For Breckinridge" "Lincoln Comes In With A Congress Against Him!"

A wealth of reporting here with some interesting editorial comments. Other related articles incl... See More  

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679033

Tennessee becomes a state... Five Acts of Congress signed by Washington...

Item #679033

July 23, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 23, 1796  A terrific & displayable item as the front page contains five Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One is: "An ACT for the admission of the state of Tennessee into the Union." with details, and signed by Washington on July 1, 1796, the date of Tennessee statehood.

Four pages, scattered foxi... See More  

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694555

This newspaper existed for just one year... Botany Bay...

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December 06, 1796

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Dec. 6, 1796  A very scarce title, existing only from Aug. 15, 1796 thru Aug. 16, 1797, just one year. This issue is from the private collection.

Page 3 has: "Botany Bay" which is present-day Australia. The letter from Governor Hunter, New South Wales, begins: "This settlement is wonderfully improved since the time I left it. It appears now to beam... See More  

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649283

Two of the best Kennedy assassination issues to be had...

Item #649283

November 23, 1963

(2) THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Nov. 23 & 25, 1963  A terrific pair of issues on the assassination of John F. Kennedy from the city where it happened.

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.

Described separately...

First, you get the November 23, 1963 edition which is a quite rare ... See More  

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