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Very rare & early news pamphlet from Amsterdam...


August 01, 1632

Item #698014    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 extensi...
$755.00

Very early "supplement" issue to the famous French "Gazette" newspaper...


June 11, 1641

Item #698170    LA PRISE DE LA VILLE ET CHASTEAU DE CONSTANTIN EN CATALOGNE, AVEC LA DEFAITE DE 400 CASTILLIANS, Paris, France, June 11, 1641 (date at bottom of back page).  This is a "supplement" issue that w...

Early newsbook from the English Civil War...


November 16, 1643

Item #692456    MERCURIUS BRITANICUS Communicating the Affaires of Great BRITAINE: For the Better Information of the People. London, November 16, 1643. This is Crane & Kaye title #472.  This is a very early newsbook...
$1,325.00

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


January 18, 1666

Item #698035    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 continu...
$998.00

Mention of Virginia, and a Great Plague report...


June 18, 1666

Item #679605    THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 18, 1666  Various reports from many locations throughout Europe, many of which are military in nature. The front page event has mention of the colonies with: "...fl...
$186.00

Reference to the 1666 Great Fire of London...


October 04, 1666

Item #698066    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....
$535.00

Over 340 years old and at a lesser price...

Item #649303    THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate)  A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today...

Four century set of the London Gazette...


January 01, 1671

Item #661817    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 a...
$240.00

Significant issue on the Popish Plot...


April 10, 1679

Item #702887    THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 10, 1679  * Popish Plot The back page has not one but two items concerning the Popish Plot in England, a contrived conspiracy to accuse Catholic leaders of plot...
$288.00

License needed to be a peddler...


May 17, 1686

Item #698036    THE LONDON GAZETTE, May 17, 1686  Most of the front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" which enforces the use of a license to be a peddler. The remainder of the front page and most of the ...

From the 1600's... World's oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #649260    (5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1600's (2nd rate)  An opportunity to purchase a lot of 5 issues of the oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665 and is still publishing to...

Over 325 years old...

Item #649262    THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1692-1694. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of top...

Reports from Parliament from the 1600's...

Item #649266    VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, 1692  A rare British newspaper much the size of others of the day. Fine & lengthy reporting on votes and other actions in Parliament. Nice condition &...

Very first of the advice column newspapers...


March 04, 1692

Item #698149    THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, March 4, 1692  This was the very first of the "agony aunt" newspapers, a newspaper providing personal advice to its readers. In creating this format of responding ...

The world's oldest continually published English language newspaper...

Item #649246    THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1699  An opportunity for a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today. This issu...

Full page engravings from the 1700's to early 1800's...

Item #649224    (10) A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's to early 1800's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, ...

Death of King James II...


September 11, 1701

Item #698026    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 ...
$295.00

A variant and short-lived title...

Item #649223    THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England  1704-1706  A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common. A single sheet newspaper printed...

Unusual, short-lived newspaper...

Item #649279    THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710  Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a &qu...

Early and notable 18th century title... Addison & Steele...

Item #649221    THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1712  One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, trimmed, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by...

The oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #649293    (5) THE LONDON GAZETTE  A  lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1739), priced at a bargain due to being a ...

At a reduced price... Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #649273    THE POST-BOY, London, 1710's (2nd-rate)  A lot of 5 issues of this early title with the great masthead containing two engravings. Lightly or heavily inked or other minor problem causing them to be a bi...
$155.00

Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #649232    THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's  A lot of five issues of this early & decorative title with a great masthead featuring two engravings. Offered at a substantial discount. Single sheet and in good condi...
$198.00

Handsome display newspaper from the early 1700's...

Item #649264    THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726  A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red ...

Noted colonial America governor is dead...


March 07, 1727

Item #683556    THE POST BOY, London, March 7, 1727  Among the back page reports is a brief item noting: "General Nicholson, late Governor of South Carolina, died on Tuesday about five in the afternoon, at his habita...

An eighty year span of news from England...

Item #649310    (8) GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England  A nice lot of eight issues, one from each decade from the 1730's thru 1809. A nice group of complete issues covering a period of 80 years, each with full ...

Rare, early title...

Item #649222    FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, 1731 A quite rare title from England with a very early date and a partial red tax stamp in a lower corner of the front page. Various news of the day both from England and the r...

The Netherlands... with a map of Northern Europe...

Item #698019   
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1744  An inside page has a report which includes: "...had a commission to be engineer with a salary of 15s a day, given him by Gen. James Oglethorpe who
...
$115.00

Bits on the Jacobite Rebellion: "rebels" were hanged and quartered...


December 04, 1746

Item #698177    EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 4, 1746  This was one of the more notable titles for the 18th century, and from the era of the Jacobite Rebellion with a few page 2 items relating to it. One bit...

Eighteenth century perspective from England...

Item #649234    (10) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of ten issues of this famous newspaper covering at least 5 decades from the 1700's.  All are in good condition.  A nice way to gain Britain's perspective of worl...
$110.00

Tiny German newspaper from 1752...


January 03, 1752

Item #695788    GELEHRTE NACHRICHTEN August 30, 1752 A small German newspaper which translates: "Scholarly Messages from the year 1752". This newspaper is complete in 8 pages, 4 by 6 1/2 inches, great condition.

Rare plate of the execution of Admiral Byng...


April 01, 1757

Item #698047    THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1757  Certainly the prime content is the quite rare full page print titled: "The Shooting of Admiral Byng on Board the Monarque" as such prints were more typi...
$176.00

18th century Scotland...

Item #649233    (5) THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, late 1750's  A very early lot of five newspapers from Scotland, with news of the day.  A great period set at a considerable discount from the regular p...

Five British newspapers from the 1760's - 1790's...

Item #649294    (5) An interesting lot of five British newspapers, containing at least three different titles. They span the 1760's thru the 1790's and include at least one from each decade. In average or better condit...

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


May 13, 1762

Item #702912    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, f...
$625.00

Pre-Stamp Act to just prior to the Revolutionary War...

Item #649252    (10) THE LONDON CHRONICLE. A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary W...
$115.00

Uncommon provincial title with a decorative masthead...

Item #649299    THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1769 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a ver...

A handsome newspaper from 1768... Rapid growth in Charleston...


June 13, 1768

Item #697719    THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England (now spelled Gloucester), June 13, 1768  Various British news reports throughout, with its finest feature being the handsome masthead with two detailed engravings and the orn...

Loyalist ball at the capitol at Williamsburg, full of patriotic spirit...


April 19, 1770

Item #692872    LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 19, 1770  The back page has an: "Extract of a Letter from Williamsburg, (in Virginia)" which is a report of a lavish ball there: "...at the capitol for the e...

Trouble with Indians in Illinois in 1772...


June 13, 1772

Item #698192    THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 13, 1772  Page 3 has an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman at the Illinois, dated at Kaskaeskias" noting: "Since we have had possession of t...

Phillis Wheatley arrives in London...


June 22, 1773

Item #702029    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 extraordina...
$870.00

The Gunpowder Incident: in a Williamsburg newspaper... And so much more!


April 28, 1775

Item #698138    THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), April 28, 1775  This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in W...
$12,000.00

Provincial Congress meeting (1775)...


December 23, 1775

Item #702716   
PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775  * Meeting of a Provincial Congress * Early Revolutionary War Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congres
...
$430.00

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 o...
$575.00

The battle at Peekskill...


May 13, 1777

Item #659874    THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, May 13, 1777  The ftpg. has a brief mention concerning Ben Franklin's efforts in Paris. Page 2 begins with a report on the Battle at Peekskill, where the British des...

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...


August 27, 1777

Item #702910    THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777  * Siege of Fort Ticonderoga * American Revolutionary War * General John Burgoyne victory The front page has: "...a correct &...
$465.00

Letter signed by G. Washington... England's frivolous advantages...


September 23, 1777

Item #698074    THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 23, 1777  The front page has a few news items from the war in America, including: "...from Philadelphia we have an account that the Provincials have strongly se...

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


January 28, 1778

Item #698043    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 Br...
$375.00

Broadside newspaper on naval battles...


May 17, 1779

Item #698078    THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, May 17, 1779  This is an uncommon broadside newspaper, single sheet and printed on one side only. The focus of this issue is on naval victories off the Brittany c...

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


August 26, 1779

Item #698073    THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 26, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 178...
$695.00

Mentions the death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii...


January 01, 1780

Item #660188    THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1780  The most notable content would be a report near the back concerning Captain James Cook's third voyage, beginning: "Capt. Clerke, of his majesty's s...

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


August 14, 1781

Item #698072    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...
$545.00

Revolutionary War pay document for an officer...


October 14, 1781

Item #683580    A hand-written Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated October 14, 1781. It notes: "Sir: Pay Capt. Abner Adams five pounds in bills of this state...and charge the state.  Pa...
$180.00

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...


November 27, 1781

Item #698085    THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781  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 o...
$2,940.00

British remain stubborn on the issue of independence...


April 23, 1782

Item #698071    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 ...
$265.00

Benedict Arnold is determined he can subdue America... Washington & the Asgill Affair...


July 18, 1782

Item #681154    THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, July 18, 1782  Page 3 has much reporting from America concerning the end-of-war events. It begins with a report headed "America" from Savannah concerning ...

American to continue to maintain a military...


April 08, 1783

Item #673949    THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 8, 1783  Page 2 has a brief item: "Letters from Philadelphia say that Congress have resolved to keep up a military force, consisting of regular effective men, and ...

Washington's letter resigning as commander-in-chief...

Item #702911    THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August & September, 1783  A 2 issue set. The August issue has a section headed: "Authentic Papers Relative to American Affairs" includes reference to lea...
$285.00

Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

Item #649227   
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784-1788  See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was
...

Establishing the coins of the United States...


August 31, 1786

Item #698076    THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Aug. 31, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  One page has "American Intelligence" which praises the attributes of Alexandria, and another pag...
$555.00

The Shays' Rebellion... Benjamin Franklin re-elected... Two plates...

Item #677333    THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, November, 1786  The issue begins with: "A Description of Bones Found Near the River Ohio" which includes a foldout plate as well (repair to the reverse).&nbs...
$112.00

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


April 01, 1789

Item #702876    THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April, 1789  * President George Washington * Election victory & inauguration  Certainly the most notable content is found in "The Chronicle&q...
$3,250.00

At a lesser price... from Boston...

Item #649301    (6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in...
$118.00

Obituary of Benjamin Franklin...

Item #691756    GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1790  The most significant item is a report of the death of Benjamin Franklin listed near the back under the "Deaths" column. The report begins: "At...
$178.00

Washington arrives in Philadelphia...


December 11, 1790

Item #686780    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Dec. 11, 1790  A page 3 item from Philadelphia reports: "The illustrious PRESIDENT of the United States of America, his lady and his suit [sic] arrived here on Saturday last:--He w...

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 p...
$450.00

George Washington Act of Congress... LaFayette resigns... Paul Revere a committee member...


December 31, 1791

Item #693187    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 31, 1791  Half of the first column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress for: "...the Relief of David Cook & Thomas Campbell" which is signed ...
$156.00

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 ...
$345.00

First issue of the first woman's magazine in America...


June 01, 1792

Item #702704    THE LADIES MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), June, 1792  * Very first issue of this rare publication A rare publication which existed for just 12 issues from June, 1792 to May, 1793. This is the very fir...
$196.00

Washington re-elected... Report from Botany Bay...

Item #698164    THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1793  There are several items of interest, one of which is several pages on the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" ...
$130.00

Handsome newspaper... John Hancock...


July 11, 1793

Item #689115    INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 11, 1793  As the photo shows, this is one of the more handsome & displayable mastheads of the 18th century. All of the front page, a...

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...


January 02, 1794

Item #698033    GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it...

Washington introduces a letter by the Secretary of State...


March 20, 1794

Item #698025    GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 20, 1794  Page 2 has a letter of introduction to the Congress signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. It introduces a letter from the Secretary of State con...

Thomas Paine and his "Age of Reason"...


May 07, 1794

Item #698034    GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 7, 1794  From the nation's capital at the time, as the District of Columbia was under construction. Page 3 has a report from P...

Beautiful masthead in this 1795 Canterbury newspaper...


January 01, 1795

Item #649281    KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795  We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detaile...

Four Acts signed by Governor Sam Adams...


July 25, 1795

Item #698021    INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 25, 1795  Over a full column of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages,...

Great dislike of the Jay Treaty with England...


August 12, 1795

Item #669077    THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, August 12, 1795  All of the front page is taken up with critical articles on the controversial Jay Treaty with England, designed by Alexander Hamilt...

Napoleon's famous "wiff of grapeshot" event: his notoriety begins...


October 23, 1795

Item #691031    KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Oct. 23, 1795  A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title. Page 3 has a very descri...

Letter from Washington to the people of Brunswick, Virginia...


October 24, 1795

Item #698065    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1795  Page 2 has the: "Answer Of the President to the Brunswick, Virginia, Proceedings" relating to the Jay Treaty, which is signed by him in type: G. Washing...

Washington responds concerning the Jay Treaty with England...


November 14, 1795

Item #698031    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1795  The front page has a letter from the President to the inhabitants of Georgetown concerning the late Treaty with Great Britain, known as the Jay Treaty. One bit ...

Washington responds concerning the Jay Treaty with England...


November 14, 1795

Item #698032    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1795  The front page has a letter from the President to the inhabitants of Georgetown concerning the late Treaty with Great Britain, known as the Jay Treaty. One bit ...

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


December 19, 1795

Item #698030    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 ...
$345.00

By the famed Isaiah Thomas...


January 13, 1796

Item #698045    THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 13, 1796   Published by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the Ameri...

Sam Adams is elected governor...


May 11, 1796

Item #698113    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 11, 1796  Page 2 has a very brief report: "His Excellency Samuel Adams is re-elected Governor of this Commonwealth, for the year ensuing: by a majority of about 2000 vo...

Illustrated ship ads and slave-related ads...


May 17, 1796

Item #698166    FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 17, 1796  The front page is entirely taken up with advertisements including 20 illustrated ship ads. Pages within contain no fewer than 4 slave-related...

Runaway slave ads...


June 21, 1796

Item #684609    FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 21, 1796  The front page features 20 illustrated ship ads, as well as an ad: "FOR SALE, A likely , healthy NEGRO WENCH..." with de...

Full text of Washington's Proclamation regarding Spain...


August 24, 1796

Item #698028    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 20 and 24, 1796  A pair of issues: beginning on the front page of the Aug. 20 issue, carrying over to pg. 2, and concluding on pages 1 and 2 of the Aug. 24 issue is the com...
$118.00

Full text of Washington's Proclamation regarding Spain...


August 24, 1796

Item #698029    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 20 and 24, 1796  A pair of issues: beginning on the front page of the Aug. 20 issue, carrying over to page 2, and concluding on pages 1 and 2 of the Aug. 24 issue is the co...
$132.00

From Washington's administration...


February 04, 1797

Item #698146    THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 4, 1797  A very nice newspaper from the closing weeks of George Washington's administration. John Adams would be inaugurated on March 4. The back...

Working with the Indians...


April 01, 1797

Item #676840    NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, April, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back three pages contain news items of the day. The news reports include...

Acts of Congress signed by Adams and Jefferson...


July 07, 1797

Item #665538    GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, July 7, 1797  Headed with a great engraving of a heraldic eagle, page 2 has two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President and ...

Post-Revolutionary War Boston...

Item #649216    (5) AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period...
$120.00

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...


January 04, 1798

Item #698114    GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 4, 1798  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. In...

Secret societies... Free Masons... Illuminati... numismatics...

Item #698016    THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue would be the nearly 9 pages dedicated to the review of a new publication" "Proofs of Conspiracy against a...
$134.00

Secret societies... Free Masons... Illuminati... numismatics...

Item #698017    THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue would be the nearly 9 pages dedicated to the review of a new publication" "Proofs of Conspiracy against a...
$125.00

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...


April 25, 1798

Item #698112    GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, April 25, 1798  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction. ...

John Adams responds, Thomas Jefferson intervenes...


October 24, 1798

Item #698038    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1798  The front page has an address: "To John Adams, President of the United States" from a military unit at Lexington, followed by his response signed in typ...

Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #649292    (5) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged.  Issues with his signature are increasingly hard...
$144.00

Death of Tippoo, or Tipu Sultan... Not held by any American institution...


September 21, 1799

Item #691005    FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Sept. 21, 1799  The masthead features a handsome engraving.  This title is not held by any American institution. It is Crane & Kaye title #1316a. T...

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


January 08, 1800

Item #698070    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 Fr...
$650.00

Naval battle fought after the war was over...


December 06, 1800

Item #694553    POULSON'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 6, 1800  Page 3 has over half a column taken up with the official account of the U.S.S. Boston vs. the French ship Berceau. This was a was...

Rhode Island congratulates the President on his inauguration...


June 23, 1801

Item #702714    NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, June 23, 1801  Page 2 contains a fine letter: "To Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States" from the legislature of Rhode Island, congratulating him on bein...

Displayable masthead... early 19th century...

Item #649304    NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802  A typical "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring mercury in the masthead. Some light foxing, untrimmed.  Actual dates vary, b...

Death of Martha Washington...


June 01, 1802

Item #698040    THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, June 1, 1802  Inside under "The Knell" is a brief yet very notable death report: "At Mount Vernon, on the 22d ult. Mrs. Martha Washi...

Death of Martha Washington...


June 01, 1802

Item #698041    THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, June 1, 1802  Inside under "The Knell" is a brief yet very notable death report: "At Mount Vernon, on the 22d ult. Mrs. Martha Washi...

Jefferson on the Spanish in New Orleans...


February 09, 1803

Item #667662    THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Feb. 9, 1803  Page 2 has a letter from the President concerning the occupation of New Orleans by the Spanish, in which he dismisses it as an incident without formal autho...

Early Charleston: slave ads...


February 25, 1803

Item #691319    CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Feb. 25, 1803  A volume I issue of this famous title from the South. The bottom of the front page has an ad which gives notice that: "The Office: "For the Sa...

On the Louisiana Purchase...


November 07, 1803

Item #684518    BOSTON GAZETTE, Nov. 7, 1803  Page 2 has some nice reporting headed: "Louisiana Treaty" and: "Louisiana" concerning discussion in the Senate & House of Rep. over the recent Louisian...

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


November 26, 1803

Item #702702    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 ite...
$265.00

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


November 26, 1803

Item #702703    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 no...
$275.00

Burr accused of murdering Hamilton... Dr. William Herschel's work...


September 01, 1804

Item #696413    THE GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1804   The first column of a page is headed: “AMERICA & THE WEST INDIES” reporting: “By the New York papers, we learn, that the...
$115.00

The most beautiful masthead of the era?


February 18, 1805

Item #694550    THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 18, 1805  I have always considered the masthead of this era to be perhaps the most beautiful of any, making it very nice for display. Plus the front page has two Act...

Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address...


March 09, 1805

Item #702706    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 intro...
$268.00

From Thomas Jefferson's administration...

Item #649276    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, 1807-1809  A lot of 10 issues of this popular title from the "Hub City". All have the subscriber's name written in the margin above the masthead, some minor edge t...

From the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Presidency...

Item #559604    (5) UNITED STATES GAZETTE, For The Country, Philadelphia, 1807-1809  A lot of 5 issues offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitione...

Great on Jefferson & the Burr Conspiracy... A very rare title...


February 07, 1807

Item #695008    THE FRIEND, Salem, Massachusetts, Feb. 7, 1807  A very rare title as it only existed for 29 issues, from Jan. 3 thru July 18, 1807. This is the number 6 issue. Only 5 American institutions have any holding...
$115.00

Jefferson's letter of thanks... Early on the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair...


July 31, 1807

Item #667560    NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, July 31, 1807  The front page has a letter of thanks from the President for the military protection of Fort Norfolk and Crany Island, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Also an...

From Maine, before statehood... Jefferson, Aaron Burr...


November 02, 1807

Item #694504    PORTLAND GAZETTE & MAINE ADVERTISER, Nov. 2, 1807  At this time Maine was part of Massachusetts, not becoming a state until 1820 as part of the Missouri Compromise. So this issue is from 13 years befor...

Existed for less than six months... Thomas Jefferson, on retiring from the Presidency...


October 25, 1808

Item #695007    AMERICAN PATRIOT, Concord, New Hampshire, Oct. 25, 1808  A scarce title that existed for less than six months. This is the volume 1, number 2 issue. The back page has a nice address: "To Thomas Jeff...

10 issues from James Madison's presidency... Pre-War of 1812...

Item #649289    (10) BOSTON GAZETTE, dated 1810-1811  A lot of ten issues from the early 19th century when James Madison was president.  News and advertising of the day provide perspective on this formative period ju...

The War of 1812... A mini-lot at a reduced price...

Item #649218    (5) A lot of five newspapers of a blend of various folio-size and non-folio-size newspapers (various titles), all containing news on The War of 1812. Average condition with mild wear and foxing; not damaged or ...

Great & detailed account of the Battle of Tippecanoe...


January 28, 1812

Item #698037    NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT, Concord, Jan. 28, 1812  The back page has an excellent and very lengthy, detailed account of the Battle of Tippecanoe, datelined from "Vincennes, December 13th, 1811" and s...

The War of 1812 is declared...


June 26, 1812

Item #693480   
THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, June 26, 1812  On page 3 near the top of the second column is "A Proclamation" issued by President James Madison confirming the Congress declaration of war ag
...
$275.00

Napoleon... The War of 1812...


July 10, 1813

Item #693166    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 10, 1813  The front page has: "Occasional Remarks On the Present Unjust War" meaning the War of 1812.  Inside has a: "Proclamation - Of His Majesty th...

Funeral of the famed Lawrence and Ludlow...


August 25, 1813

Item #698067    ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Aug. 25, 1813  Page 3 has a lengthy report: "Interment Of The Remains of the Naval Heroes, LAWRENCE & LUDLOW", Capt. Lawrence uttering the famous line: &...

From just after the War of 1812...


May 25, 1816

Item #695460    EVENING GAZETTE, AND GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 25, 1816  A typical newspaper of the day which lasted just 104 issues.  Items include: "The Domestic Economist" "The Ladies' Fri...

Early article on horse racing in America...


July 04, 1818

Item #698141    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 4, 1818  The front page has not only an unusually lengthy article headed: "Horse-Racing" but a very early one as well, as horse racing in the States did not becom...

Illinois joins the Union as the 21st state...


December 12, 1818

Item #698109    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 12, 1818  The front page has a rather inconspicuous report headed: Journal of 15th Congress" noting in part: "...Messrs. Hunter of R.I. and Edwards and Thomas too...

Historic!

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


May 29, 1819

Item #703144    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 iss...
$4,750.00

Newspapers with a treasure-trove of political reporting...

Item #649274   
(20) NILES' REGISTER, Baltimore, 1820's - 1830's  A lot of 20 different issues within the noted date range, all complete and each containing 16 pages. Niles' Register was a very famou
...

An instant mini-collection... 10 newspapers from the 1800's...

Item #694687    (10) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of ten newspapers with at least 5 different titles dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition---not a damaged lot and no pulpish newspapers. A popular way...

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 6 full page plates. Six monthly issues each with a full title/index page. Nice condition....

Defending the United States... The Erie Canal...


June 23, 1821

Item #689398    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 23, 1821  Inside has a letter signed by: J. C. Calhoun: "Report on Fortifications" which is followed by a 6 page report "To the Hon. Secretary of ...

Florida Indians...


October 06, 1823

Item #695027    NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Oct. 6, 1823  Page 3 has a report from St. Augustine, Florida, concerning: "The southern tribes of Florida Indians...arrived...United with those fro...

Slave ship is abandoned... Trouble with the Creek Indians...


May 28, 1825

Item #696843    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 28, 1825  Inside  has: "The Creeks" being a report from Milledgeville, Georgia, noting: "...for the protection of the frontier against Indians...

Rare opportunity for an early title from Georgia...


February 04, 1826

Item #695461    AUGUSTA CHRONICLE & GEORGIA ADVERTISER, Feb. 4, 1826  Rarely do we find antebellum newspapers from the Deep South, but here is one. A great wealth of advertisements, many of which are illustrated inc...
$138.00

Among Jefferson's last letters, to Henry Lee...


November 25, 1826

Item #696966    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 25, 1826  Inside 2 1/2 pages taken up with: "The Late Mr. Jefferson" who passed away nearly 5 months earlier (July 4) which includes a lengthy letter s...

Death reports of Chief Hummingbird & Governor De Witt Clinton...


February 23, 1828

Item #689418    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 23, 1828  Page 7 has a report of the death of Choctaw Chief Hummingbird, also known as General Hummingbird: "Died, on the 23d December, at his residence nea...

Early comic, satire newspaper...

Item #649241    FIGARO IN LONDON, London, 1833  An English comic newspaper of the early 19th century, founded in 1831 and running for almost 8 years. It was the forerunner for the much more popular "Punch" magaz...

War is inevitable in Texas...


October 31, 1835

Item #680074    NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 31, 1835  Inside has over a full page headed: "Texas" telling of some early battles there with much interesting reading, including a cautionary note: &...

A very early issue of this famous anti-slavery title...


September 10, 1836

Item #684293    THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Sept. 10, 1836  It is rare to find such early issues of this famous anti-slavery title edited by William Lloyd Garrison. It began publication just 5 years earlier. The mast...
$215.00

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 ear...

Supporting Van Buren for President...


October 07, 1840

Item #693090    THE DAILY REGISTER, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Oct. 7, 1840  Page 2 begins with an illustrated political notice supporting: "Democratic Nominations. For President, Martin Van Buren of New York. For V...

Broadside “extra” from before the Civil War...


May 21, 1842

Item #698102    NEW YORK HERALD, EXTRA, May 21, 1842  A broadside "issue, being single sheet & printed on one side only.  The front page has at the top: “Arrival Of The Steamship Acadia”, plus an...

Slavery... Expedition to the Rocky Mountains...


November 28, 1843

Item #685482    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 1843  Page 3 has: "Expedition to the Rocky Mountains" which is a nice account of their experiences. Also: "Runaway Slaves" notin...

The Mormon Legion... Tyler's annual address... The Millerites...


December 09, 1843

Item #685113    NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1843  Inside has a small heading: "The Nauvoo Legion" which notes: "...that the Nauvoo Legion numbers some four or five thousand men. They ar...

Early mention of Abraham Lincoln in a national newspaper...


December 27, 1843

Item #698145    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Dec. 27 1843  The top of page 3 has a report headed: "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state Whig Convention in Springfield, mentioning in part: "...
$295.00

Sidney Rigdon the successor of Joseph Smith?


September 23, 1844

Item #684777    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 1844  Page 3 has a brief yet interesting report: "Mormonism" which notes: "Sidney Rigdon, who returned to Nauvoo a few weeks since f...

Rare and early title from Honolulu...


February 22, 1845

Item #702904    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 earli...
$585.00

First American railroad publication...


December 04, 1845

Item #684693    AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, Dec. 4, 1845  An early issue of the very first American periodical on railroading. The best feature of this newspaper might be the engravings of a railroad engines and ...

Nice on the capture of slave ships... Last sermon of Brigham Young before Utah...


March 21, 1846

Item #685155    NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 21, 1846  The front page has an editorial concerning the Mexican War: "Shall We Have Peace or War?" Page 3 has a report: "Slavers Captured"...

Creating the Territory of California...


December 08, 1846

Item #698119    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1846  Page 2 has a very early report: "From California" which is quite historic on the creation of the state of California: "The Procl...

Lengthy on the 'slavery question'... The Mexican War...


June 09, 1847

Item #691651    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1847  Three columns are taken up with: "Speech of Mr. Kaufman, of Texas, On The Slavery Questions" in the house of Representatives. Also wi...

Four slave-related ads from this leading slave import city...


July 31, 1847

Item #695239    THE CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, July 31, 1847  In 14 years this city would be the hotbed for secession from the Union, not surprising given it was the largest American point of disembarkation for t...

Leaning Tower of Pisa has crashed to the ground... The Mexican War...


August 14, 1847

Item #698094    THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, Aug. 14, 1847  Inside has content on the Mexican War with the top of page 3 headed: "Army And Navy Intelligence" with many subheads. Also on page 2: "Fro...

Early and rare from Florida...


July 01, 1848

Item #698095    THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, July 1, 1848  Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Flor...

People deserting to follow the trail to the gold fields...


November 04, 1848

Item #698137    NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1848  The front page has news on the Gold Rush headed: "From California", beginning: "In Upper California the gold excitement is on the incr...

Great, early California Gold Rush report...


December 12, 1848

Item #698142    NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1848  The top of the back page has a column head: "Further Of The Gold Mines" which is an early report on the California Gold Rush. It is primar...

Beware of the infatuation for gold...


December 21, 1848

Item #698111    NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1848  Page 3 has an article: "Gold" which includes: "...all that has been reported of the gold regions of California to be true...rather a ...

Gold Rush era...

Item #649225    NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1849  Although this issue does not have specific gold rush content, it is a great “period” item with 1849 in the dateline. The issue contains many ads related to Califor...

From the library of President James Buchanan...

Item #649244    THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., 1849  James Buchanan, who would be President of the United States from 1857-1861, earlier served several offices at the federal level, including Congressman from 1821-31;...

The Gold Rush in California... Early from the capital of Florida...


April 14, 1849

Item #702880    THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, April 14, 1849  * Early California gold rush report * Rare title from pre-civil war Florida Page 3 has: "Interesting From California" which t...

A different look at the California Gold Rush...


June 23, 1849

Item #687009    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1849  Page 3 has: "Men and Business In California" which takes a more economic and business-focused look at the situation in California as...

An instant collection... 20 newspapers from the 1800's...

Item #694695    (20) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 20 issues, with at least 5 different titles, dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition--not a damaged or 2nd-rate lot. No pulpish newspapers. &nb...

19th century 2nd-rate lot of 20 newspapers...

Item #694708    (20) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 20 second-rate American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1899, containing at least 5 different titles within the lot. The issues may have light staining, small edge tears, minor ...

19th century damaged lot of 20 newspapers...

Item #694707    (20) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 20 damaged American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1899, containing at least 5 different titles within the lot. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, heavy ...

Wagon trains passing Fort Laramie... The Territory of Utah...


August 17, 1850

Item #692182    THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, August 17, 1850  Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city. Fully half of the front page is taken up with: "Texas and...

Attempts to legitimize slavery in America...


September 21, 1850

Item #684224    SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, Sept. 21, 1850  Page 4 has most of a column taken up with "A Catechism on Slavery and Free Labor" which is a series of 6 questions concerning slavery, and responses...

Slave ads in this antebellum Louisiana newspaper...


December 05, 1850

Item #684366    THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Dec. 5, 1850  Newspapers from the pre-Civil War South are rather difficult to find. Here is one from Louisiana. Among the many inside page ads is one headed: "Slaves! S...

Magazine by Charles Dickens... An issue from 1851-1853...

Item #649284    HOUSEHOLD WORDS, London, 1851-1853  Charles Dickens published this magazine from 1850 to 1859. Having been frustrated by the interference of publishers when editing three other magazines, Dickens determine...

The famous anti-slavery newspaper...


March 13, 1851

Item #695948    THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., March 13, 1851  An anti-slavery newspaper that is best known for its link to the best-selling novel of the 19th century, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Bee...

Early advertisement for the historic Cape May Congress Hall hotel...


July 13, 1851

Item #693272    THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, D.C., July 13, 1851  Among the advertisements on page 2 is one for the Congress Hall Hotel, headed: "Sea Bathing, Cape May, N.J." and beginning: "Congres...

Early election results for President: Pierce would win...


November 04, 1852

Item #693462    THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1852  Most of page 2 is taken up with results--and speculation--concerning the 1852 Presidential election which Franklin Pierce would win. Early indications ref...

Slaves arriving at Cuba...


December 09, 1852

Item #691721    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1852  Page 3 has an article: "Increase of the Slave Trade In Cuba" mentioning: "...a list of nine vessels which have landed at differe...

Westward expansion... Decorative masthead...

Item #649254    OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, 1850-1856  A lot of four issues in mixed condition, all with a great masthead and with at least some westward-expansion themed reporting and/or advertising.  One of the more ...

Published by P.T. Barnum... Much on Franklin Pierce...

Item #698181    ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 12, 1853  Phineas T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly"...

Fine content from California, shortly after the '49 gold rush...


May 11, 1853

Item #687857    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 11, 1853  Page 3 has over half a column on: "California Intelligence" with some fine, early content on this latest state to join the Union. Sub...

Capture of a slave ship...


January 12, 1854

Item #698110    DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Jan. 12, 1854  Page 3 has: "The Slaver Gambrill--The Recent Seizure of a Slaver on the Coast of Africa" which includes: "...it was found that the slave deck h...

'Bleeding Kansas'...


April 29, 1856

Item #696520    NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 29, 1856  Page 4 has: "Questions Unanswered" which relates to the Kansas slavery issue. Also a report from Washington begins: "Every day's development and every h...

The rare "steamer edition" of an early California newspaper...


October 06, 1856

Item #698139    SAN FRANCISCO HERALD, California, Oct. 6, 1856  A very rare & early newspaper from California as this is the "San Francisco Herald For The Steamer" as noted at the top of pages 2-8, more comm...
$235.00
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...

Baseball in Rhode Island, before the Civil War...


May 09, 1857

Item #675273   
PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 9, 1857  Inside under "Base Ball" is a report: "Base Ball at Providence--We have received notification of the formation of the Aurora Base Ball
...

Poughkeepsie, New York scenes...


August 29, 1857

Item #689887   
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Aug. 29, 1857  This title was formatted much like the more popular Harper's Weekly. Within are six prints of various scenes within: "Poughkeepsie, New York"
...

Brigham Young's Proclamation... The Great Eastern...


March 06, 1858

Item #698152    HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 6, 1858  A full page illustration: 'Sleighing In Broadway' is very displayable. An article: "Skating, From a Lady's Point of View" features a half...

A new baseball club in Brooklyn...


May 08, 1858

Item #695736    SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 8, 1858  It is subtitled in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".  Page 6 has: "Base Ball" which inc...

The slaves captured on board the slave ship Echo...


September 02, 1858

Item #683829    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 2, 1858  Page 3 has a report concerning one of the more infamous slave ships of the era: the Echo: "The Captured Africans". The photos s...

Mormon women are leaving Utah...


September 14, 1858

Item #683651    DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 1858  The bottom of page 3 has: "Mormon Women Leaving Utah" noting in part: "...that several Mormon trains had left Fort Scott on th...

Swedenborgianism... of Johnny Appleseed fame...


December 03, 1858

Item #701566    NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 3, 1858  Page 2 has: "RELIGIOUS HISTORY - Chronicles of Religious Sects in the United States". This is the 34rd installment in the series with a focus on Swedenborgianism whi...
$175.00

The famous anti-slavery newspaper, shortly before the outbreak of war...


March 04, 1859

Item #678148    THE LIBERATOR, Boston, March 4, 1859  This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison with a masthead engraving showing slaves being sold, then emancipated....

Desirable baseball issue... Cricket...


October 15, 1859

Item #683403    HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 15, 1859  Half of the double page centerfold is a terrific illustration of: 'A Base Ball Match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken' showing a game in progress. A very...
$184.00

Much on baseball...


October 29, 1859

Item #696354    WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 29, 1859  It is subtitled in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".  Inside has almost a full colu...

A wealth of content on the John Brown raid at Harper's Ferry...


November 22, 1859

Item #698120    NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 22, 1859  The front page has some nice coverage of the Harper's Ferry insurrection led by John Brown. Column heads include: "New Trial for Brown Refu...

Very early, rare print of the Sand Key lighthouse, Florida...


December 03, 1859

Item #690061    BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Dec. 3, 1859  The front page has a print of: "Hon. John F. Potter, of Wisconsin" with an article on him. Among the other prints are: "Plan of the Improvemen...

Two Winslow Homer winter-themed prints...


January 14, 1860

Item #698155    HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 14, 1860  Inside has two very nice, full-page & displayable prints: "The Sleighing Season--The Upset" and "A Snow Slide in the City", both by fam...
$165.00

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$84.00

Reacting to Sumner's "Barbarism of Slavery" speech...


June 07, 1860

Item #690615    NEW YORK HERALD, June 7, 1860  Just a few days following Charles Sumner's historic & impassioned anti-slavery speech "the barbarism of slavery", reaction from fellow Congressmen is report...

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


October 20, 1860

Item #698184    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 Part...
$825.00

Large & ornate masthead from the Civil War...

Item #649226    NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, 1861  The title reflects the theme of this issue, being primarily a farming-related newspaper with agricultural concerns taking much of the front page and ...

Close to the outbreak of the Civil War...


April 10, 1861

Item #693803    NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1861  The entire front page is taken up with ads, while page 2 features a nice map headed: "The City of Charleston And Its Defences. Plan of the Harbor, Showing Fort Sumter ...

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 lat...
$312.00

Huge front page map shows much of Texas...


November 30, 1861

Item #698117    NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 30, 1861  An extremely decorative issue, as the entire front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "THE GREAT EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AGAINST THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC" with a subhe...
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