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701647

Rare Lincoln's assassination report, in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #701647

April 15, 1865

EVENING STAR, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865  Terrific to have this first report of Lincoln's assassination in a newspaper from the city where it happened.

The top of the front page has a column with heads: "ASSASSINATION OF THE PRESIDENT" "Attempted Murder Of Secretary Seward And Sons". The report begins: "Last evening at 10:30 p.m., at Ford's Theatre, the... See More  

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703144

Historic!

The Jew Bill... Striving for equal rights for the Jews...

Item #703144

May 29, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1819 



* Precursor to the Jew Bill - extremely historic

* Equal rights for Jews - voting

* Henry Marie Brackenridge's speech




This notable issue contains the full text of the speech presented by H.M. Brackenridge in the Maryland House of Delegates when the Jew Bill was under consideration.

The text of Brackenridge's speech is ... See More  

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687322

The first issue of this Revolutionary War title we have offered...

Item #687322

February 23, 1779

THE ROYAL AMERICAN GAZETTE, New York, February 23, 1779  This is an exceedingly rare title, in fact the very first we have offered. It was published by Alexander and James Robertson, beginning in January, 1777 and existed until some tim in 1783.

Brigham's "History & Bibliography of American Newspapers" notes that just two institutions have this date.

The rarity of the titl... See More  

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702876

Very early report of Washington's inaugural address, plus his election as well...

Item #702876

April 01, 1789

THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Election victory & inauguration




 Certainly the most notable content is found in "The Chronicle" section near the back where the latest news was reported, which covers the election & inauguration of President George Washington.

The full text is shown in the photos, however some ite... See More  

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698085

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...

Item #698085

November 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781  



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item - 1st report




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Although the fo... See More  

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704204

Billy the Kid, Pat Garett, Virgil & Wyatt Earp, Frank Stilwell, Johnny Behan...

Item #704204

August 10, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in ... See More  

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698453

The most famous newspaper from the Old West...

Item #698453

January 06, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Tombstone, Arizona, Cochise County, January 6, 1882  Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture.

This issue was published less tha... See More  

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692456

Early newsbook from the English Civil War...

Item #692456

November 16, 1643

MERCURIUS BRITANICUS Communicating the Affaires of Great BRITAINE: For the Better Information of the People. London, November 16, 1643



* Very rare mid-17th century periodical

* English Civil War - Charles I of England




This is Crane & Kaye title #472.

 This is a very early newsbook published by Marchamont Nedham who espoused the parliamentary politics of the era, mainly written as ... See More  

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698265

Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary...

Item #698265

April 27, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685  This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph preface reading: "This day being the Festival of St. George, the Coronation of their sacred Ma
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704141

First Jewish-American appointed to a federal post...

Item #704141

June 11, 1801

THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Washington, D.C., June 11, 1801  It is reported in a brief, inconspicuous report on page 2, but its significance is considerable.

It was in 1801 when a significant stride in the recognition of Jewish Americans when President Thomas Jefferson appointed the very first Jew to a federal position by naming Reuben Etting of Baltimore as United States Marshall for Maryland. T... See More  

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698264

Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary...

Item #698264

April 27, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685  This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph preface reading: "This day being the Festival of St. George, the Coronation of their sacred Ma
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703670

Front page print shows Lincoln being assassinated...

Item #703670

April 29, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Apr. 29, 1865 



* Famous Abraham Lincoln assassination issue



This issue remains one of the most desired for this historic, tragic event, as it is one of the only newspapers which included a front page graphic showing the actual assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Over half of the front page is taken up with a very dramatic print captioned: "A... See More  

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700633

Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War: abridged version...

Item #700633
THE POLITICAL MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  Near the back is the full text of: "The Definitive Treaty between Great Britain & the United States of America, signed at Paris, the 3rd day of Sept. 1783 which consumes over two pages, and includes the signatures of John Adams, B. Franklin, and John Jay.

Further on are additional documents which were part of the treaty with... See More  

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698035

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette... Account of deaths from the Great Plague...

Item #698035

January 18, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, London, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)  This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world.

Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1
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702029

Phillis Wheatley arrives in London...

Item #702029

June 22, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 22, 1773  Certainly the most notable report is found on the back page, which contains: "Last Thursday the celebrated negro girl Phillis, the Poet, whose extraordinary talents have lately been taken notice of in the News Papers, arrived in London from Boston in New England. She had a letter of recommendation from a merchant at Boston to a bookseller in ... See More  

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704206

The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #704206

September 13, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 12 & 13, 1866 (3-issue set)



* "The Black Crook" opening premiere

* Very first musical theatre performance of the first ever modern day musical!

* Niblo's Garden - Broadway - New York City




A terrific and very historic trio of newspapers relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".

As Wikipedia notes: "Its signif... See More  

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698184

Full page print of a beardless Lincoln, before his election...

Item #698184

October 20, 1860

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 20, 1860  Certainly the prime feature is the full page print captioned: "Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois. The Presidential Candidate For the Republican Party" which is almost a full-figure illustration of him, beardless. Such a print is rarely found as issues of "Leslie's" are considerably more rare than "Harper's We... See More  

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698014

Very rare & early news pamphlet from Amsterdam...

Item #698014

August 01, 1632

Dutch newsletter/pamphlet from Amsterdam, August, 1632  A very rare news pamphlet by the famed early Broer Jansz, one of the most prolific newsmen of the 17th century. Included with this item is an extensive biography of him and his work.

Included also is a translation of this 4 page pamphlet, headed: "Triumphante Tijdinghe" [Triumphant News] with the translation continuing: "... See More  

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691842

One of the best issues on the death of Marilyn Monroe...

Item #691842

August 06, 1962

NEW YORK MIRROR, August 6, 1962  The entire front page of this tabloid-size newspaper is taken up with one of the most desirable reports of the 1960's: "Marilyn Monroe Kills Self" with a subhead: "Found Nude in Bed...Hand On Phone...Took 40 Pills".

There is much more on her life & career inside, including many photos.

One of the more displayable newspapers of thi... See More  

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698073

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

Item #698073

August 26, 1779

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



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



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

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

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698454

From Tombstone in 1880...

Item #698454

April 08, 1880

THE WEEKLY NUGGET, Tombstone, Pima County, Arizona, April 8, 1880  This may well be the consummate Old West town, much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang.

This rare issue was printed less than two years before this famous gunfight and is replete with advertisements with a distinctively W... See More  

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698070

On George Washington's death & funeral... Front page report of his death...

Item #698070

January 08, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Jan. 8, 1800  The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affection of the upper part of the wind pipe..." with m... See More  

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702912

Early American title from the French & Indian War...

Item #702912

May 13, 1762

THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762 



* Rare Colonial Massachusetts

* St. Augustine, Florida




This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704.

The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forc... See More  

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704120

Synagogues hold memorial services... Much on the assassination & funeral of Lincoln...

Item #704120

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865 



* Rare 1st-page mentions of Synagogue services

* Re: Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral

* Black mourning borders




Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel," "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogu... See More  

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702904

Rare and early title from Honolulu...

Item #702904

February 22, 1845

THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Feb. 22, 1845 



* Very rare 19th century Hawaiian publication



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. Th... See More  

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702905

Colonies wish to declare themselves "free and independent"...

Item #702905
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1776 



* American Independence

* John Hancock (1776)




It is rare to find newspapers or magazines with the magical date of "July, 1776". Here is one.

The first article is: "Debate on the American Restraining Bill" with has much interesting reading and takes six pages. There are also 3 pages of text on events in America, includin... See More  

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677363

Delaware & Pennsylvania ratify the Constitution...

Item #677363
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1787  The first article in this issue is: "A Description of Boston".

Near the back of the issue is "Intelligence" which has the latest news reports of the day, including an historic one noting: "The deputies of the state Convention of Delaware met at Dover on Monday the third...and a House being formed, they elected Jam... See More  

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698076

Establishing the coins of the United States...

Item #698076

August 31, 1786

THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Aug. 31, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  



* Early United States Congress

* Gold and Silver for coins

* General George Washington




One page has "American Intelligence" which praises the attributes of Alexandria, and another page notes: "...Our Academy flourishes: about 100 scholars, twenty of which are educated on ... See More  

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698404

Much on the exchange of prisoners in prison ships... British have evacuated the South...

Item #698404

July 17, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 17, 1781  The front page has several letters from British Lt. Col. Balfour, most dealing with discussion for an exchange of prisoners with General Greene.

This discussion carries over to page 2 where is found a letter datelined: "Torbay prison ship, Charlestown harbour, May 19, 1781" concerning men on the prison shi... See More  

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698072

Battle of Green Spring... Great reports on the Revolutionary War...

Item #698072

August 14, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781  The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washington's present force & preventing its being recruited by new levies...... See More  

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698268

From Houston during the Civil War...

Item #698268

November 09, 1864

THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, Nov. 9, 1864  Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period. Here is an issue from the midst of the war, one of the earliest war-dated issues we have offered in recent years.

The front page has over 2 columns taken up with a terrific speech given by Jefferson Davis headed: "The President's Speech at... See More  

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698066

Reference to the 1666 Great Fire of London...

Item #698066

October 04, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 4, 1666  One of the greatest calamities and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666.  Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publishing in 1666 was extremely small, this title certainly being the most significant.

Page 2... See More  

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692511

Lengthy on Lincoln taking center stage on the debate regarding the Mexican War...

Item #692511

January 15, 1848

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., January 15, 1848  The front page page has an uncommonly lengthy report on Lincoln speaking in the House of Representatives questioning President Polk's judgement on entering and prosecuting the Mexican War.

This Lincoln report takes fully 2 1/2 columns. Portions include: "...Mr. LINCOLN, of Ill. said that without wasting the time o
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698048

Very early Idaho newspaper, shortly after creation of the Idaho Territory...

Item #698048

November 12, 1864

IDAHO TRI-WEEKLY STATESMAN, Boise City, Nov. 12, 1864  A very early and rare newspaper from just 18 months after the Idaho Territory was created, and some 26 years before Idaho statehood.

This is the volume 1, number 48 issue.  The front page is filled with ads with pages 2 & 3 containing various news of the day. Mostly ads on the back page.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with... See More  

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692510

Lengthy on Lincoln taking center stage on the debate regarding the Mexican War...

Item #692510

January 20, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., January 20, 1848  The back page has an uncommonly lengthy report on Lincoln speaking in the House of Representatives questioning President Polk's judgement on entering and prosecuting the Mexican War.

This Lincoln report takes fully 2 1/2 columns. Portions include: "...Mr. LINCOLN, of Ill. said that without wasting the time of the commit
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698020

The Act creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #698020
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791  The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2 pages; "The Remarkable Duel" &qu... See More  

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698402

Jailed for support of the Americans... No independence for America...

Item #698402

April 09, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 9, 1782  Page 2 includes: "The enemy in New York are busy in prosecuting their canal...They are also erecting a line of works on Long Island...His Excellency GENERAL WASHINGTON and his Lady arrived last Monday at Head Quarters, New-Burg, in good health."

Page 3 has a report of a London printer going to jail for his... See More  

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702716

Provincial Congress meeting (1775)...

Item #702716

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that
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698063

General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch... The Confederate version of "Harper's Weekly"...

Item #698063

June 07, 1863

SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, June 7, 1863  A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.

The front page is entirely taken up with a nice illustration of: "General Lawrence O'Brien Branch" beneath which is noted: "Killed at ... See More  

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698331

Ulysses S. Grant clarifies his infamous "Jew Order"....

Item #698331

November 30, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 30, 1868  Page 2 has a very significant Judaica item headed: "Gen. Grant's Jew Order" "Why It Was Issued--A Statement of the Circumstances of the Case." 

This relates to Ulysses S. Grant's General Order #11 from during the Civil War, known as the infamous "Jew Order". Grant's controversial order is considered to be the m
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695785

An opportunity for a newspaper that never existed...

Item #695785

October 01, 1943

THE EDITOR'S DREAM, 'September 31" As the title of the newspaper implies, this is not a legitimate newspaper but rather a "dream" headline any publisher would love to print.

In large type is: “NAZIS QUIT ! ” “Hitler Seized in Mountain Hideout: Nazi Chiefs Nabbed“ with a photo showing Hitler behind bars. Even the date (no year noted) is not legitimate... See More  

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698043

Detailing how supportive England has been to the colonies...

Item #698043

January 28, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778  This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

Only to be found in a Loyalist newspaper, the entire front page is t... See More  

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704118

Book on the trial of Quakers held at Philadelphia...

Item #704118

November 18, 1693

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Nov. 18, 1693



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




This was a "gentleman's" newspaper very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics done in question/answer format. Published at a time when there were no newspapers printing in the American co
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698030

Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #698030

December 19, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 19, 1795  Over half of the front page is taken up with the "President's Address" being George Washington's annual state-of-the-union address for the year 1795, a tradition he started in his first administration and which continues to this day.

The "Speech" as it is headed, is prefaced with: "This day, precisely at 12 o'clo... See More  

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703113

Ben Franklin's historic/collectible: "The Morals of Chess"...

Item #703113
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, April, 1792  By far the most significant content is the historic/collectible essay: "The Morals of Chess. By Dr. Franklin", which takes 2 1/2 pages. Note: This essay was first printed in the Columbian Magazine in the Dec. 1786 issue. Regardless, this contemporary printing is among the few publications which printed the essay which is highly desirab... See More  

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698082

First issue of a rare title which lasted just 3 issues...

Item #698082

April 25, 1863

ALBANY ARMY LETTER, New York, April 10-25, 1863  



* Extremely rare publication

* American Civil War era




This was the volume 1 number 1 issue of an exceedingly rare title which lasted for just 3 issues, the others dated May 15 and May 28.

Content includes various local news, information on the progress of war, engagements of various regiments, a report of the presentation of battle fla... See More  

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702595

Campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President... Great political cartoon for a masthead...

Item #702595

August 10, 1848

THE BATTERY, Washington, Aug. 10 1848  This was a campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President and Millard Fillmore for Vice President.

In the era before radio, television, and the internet it was not uncommon for political parties to create short-lived newspapers to support their candidate and publicize their political platform. Such newspapers were short-lived; once the elect... See More  

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698154

Text and prints on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #698154

July 25, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1863  The full front page is a nice portrait of: "Major-General Ulysses S. Grant ("Unconditional Surrender" Grant)". Inside has a full page: "The Siege of Vicksburg--View Upon the Extreme Right, Showing the Mississippi River Above and Below Vicksburg"; a full page with 4 prints: "The Siege of Vicksburg--Blowing Up the ... See More  

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702599

Campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President... Great political cartoon for a masthead...

Item #702599

September 07, 1848

THE BATTERY, Washington, Sept. 7, 1848  This was a campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President and Millard Fillmore for Vice President.

In the era before radio, television, and the internet it was not uncommon for political parties to create short-lived newspapers to support their candidate and publicize their political platform. Such newspapers were short-lived; once the elec... See More  

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702902

Death of famed actress Jean Harlow...

Item #702902

June 08, 1937

SAN FRANCISCO CHRTONICLE, California, June 8, 1937 



* Actress Jean Harlow death (1st report)

* 1930's sex symbol - Blonde bombshell




The top of the front page has a photo headed: "HER UNPLAYED ROLE - Death Rewrote Her Script", which is followed by the related article: Death Ends Career of Jean Harlow. She was 26 years old. The article includes in part: "Jean Harlow, t... See More  

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702903

Battle of Perryville... in a rare Confederate title from Mississippi...

Item #702903

November 03, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 3, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the front page has a number of Acts and documents from the Confederacy, most concerning the on-going Civil War. One is: "An Act to Encourage the Manufacture of Clothing and Shoes for the Army" and a lengthy: "Act to Better Provide for... See More  

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698363

Great on the Thomas Sims fugitive slave case in Boston...

Item #698363

May 10, 1851

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, Boston, May 10, 1851  This was perhaps America's first successful illustrated newspaper, existing from 1851 thru 1859. It set the format for other more successful titles to emulate, most notably Frank Leslie's Illustrated (1855) and Harper's Weekly (1857). All were modeled after the British title 'London Illustrated News' whi... See More  

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698357

Nat Turner's Insurrection, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1861)...

Item #698357
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, Aug. 1861  Inside has: "NAT TURNER'S REBELLION" which provides incredible detail of the only successful slave revolt in the United States. The Atlantic Monthly would later describe this incredible/historic article by the author as follows:

"In 1861, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, an abolitionist, minister, and frequent Atlantic contributor (and sometime ... See More  

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698230

1791 Creating the District of Columbia...

Item #698230

February 01, 1791

THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, February, 1791  Over 3 1/2 pages are taken up with a: "Description of Cape Cod & the Country of Barnstable", continued in a future issue. Also: "Picture of Jamaica" which curiously begins: "Jamaica is the dunghill of the universe; the refuse of the whole creation...a shapeless pile of rubbish...", then it gets worse, taking... See More  

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698026

Death of King James II...

Item #698026

September 11, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 11, 1701  The back page has an historic report of the death of King James II, the last Catholic monarch of England who was deposed during the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and spend the remainder of his life in exile in France.

The report from Paris dated Sept. 17 reads: "The late King fell into a lethargy on the 14th instant, and was thought to be dead,... See More  

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702887

Edmund Halley (23 years old)... Significant issue on the Popish Plot...

Item #702887

April 10, 1679

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 10, 1679 


* Early mention of Edmund Halley (he was only 23 years old)
* Popish Plot (to kill King Charles II)

 
The back page has not one but two items concerning the Popish Plot in England, a contrived conspiracy to accuse Catholic leaders of plotting to kill King Charles II.
A report from Dublin notes: "A Proclamation has
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702703

Lewis and Clark begin their epic Voyage of Discovery...

Item #702703

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  

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702907

Small newspaper from an Alaska mining town...

Item #702907

July 04, 1901

ALASKA FORUM, Rampart, Alaska, July 4, 1901 



* Yukon-Koyukuk

* Klondike gold rush era

* Very rare publication




This is the volume 1, number 41 issue of a newspaper from this mining town which lasted only until 1906. Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only the Alaska Historical Society has scattered issues of this title and they do not have this date.

Various local ... See More  

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693480

The War of 1812 is declared...

Item #693480

June 26, 1812

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, June 26, 1812  



* War of 1812 begins

* Declaration of war




On page 3 near the top of the second column is "A Proclamation" issued by President James Madison confirming the Congress declaration of war against Great Britain, stating in part: "...Now therefore, I JAMES MADISON, President of the United States of America, do hereb
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683689

From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...

Item #683689

May 23, 1889

DEADWOOD DAILY PIONEER, Black Hills, (South Dakota) May 23, 1889  This city 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. It attracted larger-than-life Old West figures including Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and Wild Bill Hickok (who was killed ther... See More  

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702706

Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address...

Item #702706

March 09, 1805

NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, March 15, 1805  A very historic issue as nearly 2 columns on page 2 are taken up with Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address for his second term as President.

It is introduced with: "On the 4th inst. at 12 o'clock Mr. Jefferson appeared in the Chamber of the Senate of the United States, where his re-election was declared, and the neces... See More  

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702702

Lewis and Clark begin their epic Voyage of Discovery...

Item #702702

November 26, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Nov. 26, 1803 (at a slightly reduced price)



* Lewis and Clark Expedition begins

* Louisville, Kentucky - Ohio River




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 th... See More  

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698071

British remain stubborn on the issue of independence...

Item #698071

April 23, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 23, 1782  Page 2 has a report from London beginning: "If the accursed American war is to be abandoned or pursued to the destruction of our country, a short time will determine; ministry gives no signs of remorse for their past conduct as yet..." with more on this. Furthermore: "...Notwithstanding the mode of ca... See More  

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703235

Yellowstone National Park - Bill passes... Quite historic!

Item #703235

February 29, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 29, 1872 



* Yellowstone becomes the 1st National Park (effective March 1st)

* Set the stage for Sequoia, Yosemite, Mount Ranier, etc.

* Challenged the Constitution re: government ownership of land




Page 4 has: "The Yellowstone Park Bill", which was passed the day prior and created the 1st National Park in the United States as well as the entire world.... See More  

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698261

Rare same-day report on the death of King George II...

Item #698261

October 25, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760   Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at his palace at Kensington, his Sacred Majesty our most gracious Sove... See More  

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698429

Village Voice reports on the "Festival For Peace" - Janis Joplin's last public performance...

Item #698429

August 13, 1970

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, August 13, 1970  A significant newspaper on the historic "Festival For Peace" concert at Shea Stadium.

The front page has a photo of the festival, and an article/review which begins on page 40, under "RIFFS" has "DANGER: MUSIC FOR PEACE", and includes a photo of Janis Joplin. The article continues on the opposing p... See More  

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698260

Rare same-day report on the death of King George II...

Item #698260

October 25, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760  Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king.

At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at his palace at Kensington, his Sacred Majesty our most gracious Sovereign... See More  

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