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697210

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

Item #697210

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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667541

Jefferson's response to a church in Baltimore...

Item #667541

April 01, 1801

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 1, 1801  The front page has a letter of congratulations from the New Jerusalem Church in Baltimore to Thomas Jefferson on his inauguration as President. this is followed by his response to the church, signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margins wear, good condition.

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649304

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, but the issue sent will be similar in look and condition to that shown, and will date from 1801-1802.

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688618

Jefferson on Washington, and Washington on Jefferson...

Item #688618

October 05, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Oct. 5, 1802 Pages 2 and 3 have an article: "General Washington and President Jefferson" which comments on their relationship, one bit noting: "...Here are General Washington's own words...his own words...to show what he thought of Mr. Jefferson & his party with him...that Mr. Jefferson never speaks of General Washington but with t... See More  

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691323

Early Charleston: slave ads...

Item #691323

February 07, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Feb. 7, 1803  A volume I issue of this famous title from the South.

Page 3 has amongst the ads one noting: "...will be Sold, About 43 Valuable NEGROES..." with much details. Also: "For Private Sale" noting in part: "...a choice gang of Negroes..." and another: "At Private Sale" noting: "...Negroes of almost ever... See More  

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700300

Problems with a loan to Thomas Jefferson...

Item #700300

June 17, 1803

NEW YORK EVENING POST, June 17, 1803  Page 2 has most of a column taken up with letters relating to a loan to Thomas  Jefferson  which he was delinquent--and deceptive--in repaying. Included is a letter signed: Th. Jefferson, from 1779.

Four pages, small binding slits at the blank spine, good condition.

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673435

Alexander Hamilton's death... Aaron Burr accused of murder...

Item #673435

September 01, 1804

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 Coroner’s Inquest, held on the late Gen. Hamilton, have brought in a verdict of ‘Willful murder against A’ Burr, esq. Vice President of the United States... It is also sta... See More  

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667537

Thomas Jefferson on the troubles with Spain...

Item #667537

April 04, 1806

THE REPERTORY, Boston, April 4, 1806  The middle of page 2 contains a letter from the President concerning the troubling situation  with Spain, one bit noting: "...the Spanish authorities were advancing into the disputed country to occupy new posts and make new settlements..." with more. The letter is signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great c... See More  

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559604

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 transitioned away from Federalist policy.

Complete in 4 pages, 2nd-rate condition with rubbing, foxing, and staining, but not damaged.

The images show an example of the condition and look of the issu... See More  

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649276

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 tears, a few scattered stains, and occasional foxing, but overall quite nice.

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693202

Paul Revere makes church bells...

Item #693202

May 27, 1807

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 27, 1807  The back page has an ad for "Church Bells" sold by "Paul Revere & Son". The ad says they "Have constantly for sale, Church and Academy Bells, of all sizes, which they will warrant equal to any made in Europe, or this country." A few more details, the ad also has an engraving of a bell.

Four pages, never-... See More  

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649289

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 just prior to the War of 1812. Irregular at the spine but without loss of text; some foxing and wear with lite staining, typical for the period. The photo shows an example of the look and cond... See More  

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693164

Huge eagle in the masthead...

Item #693164

March 15, 1810

PHILADELPHIA MERCANTILE ADVERTISER, March 15, 1810  See the photo for perhaps the largest heraldic eagle engraving to be found in a masthead, the wingspan stretching nearly 7 inches.

The front page is filled with ads including 6 illustrated ship ads with various news of the day on page 2. Pages 3 & 4 are mostly filled with ads.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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695020

A very short-lived newspaper with a curious title...

Item #695020

August 21, 1811

THE SCOURGE, Boston, Aug. 21, 1811  Only 16 issues of this title were published--and very irregularly at that--before the printer was imprisoned for libel, ending the newspaper with the Dec. 28 issue. This is the number 2 issue. We have sold but one other issue of this title in our 47 years.

A curious engraving in the masthead with the motto noting: "Weak men demand our pity--Bad men de... See More  

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649218

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 2nd rate. A great set of historic issues at a very reasonable price.

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694507

An interesting "Extraordinary" issue from just before the War of 1812...

Item #694507

March 27, 1812

BOSTON WEEKLY MESSENGER, EXTRAORDINARY, March 27, 1812  An unusual item, created as an "Extraordinary" of the Boston Weekly messenger, with the front page appearing in 2-column broadside format. Pages 2, 3 & 4 are of the more typical 4 column format.

The content is entirely political, with the front page reports headed: "Grand Federal Republican Convention" and includ... See More  

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677831

News from the War of 1812...

Item #677831

September 14, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Sept. 14, 1812  Page 2 has some nice reports on the War of 1812 with: "British Barbarity" "The Navy Destroyed by Federalists" "The War" "The North-Western Army" "Military Movements" and more.

Four pages, various foxing, good condition.

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697222

President Monroe concerning the War of 1812... Two Monroe signatures...

Item #697222

November 16, 1812

CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, Nov. 16, 1812  Pages 1 and 2 have many "Documents Accompanying the President's Message to Congress" which include several to British official concerning the War of 1812. Two are signed in type: James Monroe.

Also inside: "Army In Ohio" "The President's Message".

Four pages, great condition.

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695018

Existed for just one year... War of 1812 news...

Item #695018

January 25, 1813

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN, Walpole, New Hampshire, Jan. 25, 1813  An extremely scarce newspaper existing only from July 4, 1812 thru July 5, 1813. This is the volume 1, number 30 issue. Not surprisingly, this is the first of this title we have offered in our 47 years, having come from the private collection.

Being from during the War of 1812, there are war-related reports including a lengthy fro... See More  

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682308

Washington, D.C. is captured by the British...

Item #682308

August 27, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 27, 1814  This issue contains a great wealth of reporting on the War of 1812, when the British were very much in the vicinity of the city where this newspaper was published. Certainly the most historic report is on headed: "Capture Of Washington City", which also includes text concerning events in nearby Baltimore & Alexandria. Incl
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695470

"Don't give up the Ship!" and more...

Item #695470

August 27, 1814

NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT, Concord, August 27, 1814  A great issue with the memorable rallying cry from the War of 1812 "Don't give up the Ship!" used as a campaign slogan on the front page.

As a bit of history, Captain James Lawrence's famous cry was at the Battle of Lake Erie, eleven months prior. It quickly became the motto of the U.S. Navy, and as we see here was adopted as... See More  

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695609

Andrew Jackson is tough on violators of Cherokee lands...

Item #695609

November 30, 1816

THE NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington, Nov. 30, 1816  Inside has a notice signed in type by: Andrew Jackson, Major General Com'fg. in which he notes: "All white men settling on the Cherokee lands...are hereby ordered to drive off their stock within 20 days and remove themselves and families within 30 days...All individuals not attending to this notification...will be prosecuted to the ex... See More  

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694560

See the engraving of Franklin in the masthead...

Item #694560

May 14, 1818

FRANKLIN GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 14, 1818  From the private collection, saved because of the wonder engraving of a bust of Ben Franklin in the masthead. It was published by Richard Bache, a relative of Franklin. This is a volume 1 issue.

Page 2 has a lengthy report on the; "Trial of the Mail Robbers" as well as: "Schuylkill Navigation taking two columns.

Four pages, never-... See More  

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649274

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 famous, small-size newspaper which excellent political reporting--not surprising given its proximity to Washington, D.C.--in addition to carrying a wealth of news events from across the country. I
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694687

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 to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. You will receive 10 differently dated American newspapers, spread over a minimum of 5 different titles, ranging from 1820 to 1899, in average... See More  

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700613

The minting of Gold Half Eagles... 1820...

Item #700613

November 25, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 25, 1820 



* Gold Half Eagles - coins

* United States Mint




Featured is a nice report on the United States Mint going to mint half eagle coins in gold. See images for details.

Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.

Complete in 16 pages, 9 3/4 by 6 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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700299

Death of Buonaparte... Slavery... Norway... Coins...

Item #700299

August 25, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 25, 1821  The top of page 2 has a report with a small heading: "Napoleon Bonaparte"  which begins: "The reported decease of this man is confirmed by an arrival at Boston from Liverpool. The particulars have been received direct from St. Helena...He died on the 5th of May after an illness of six weeks, the last two weeks only cons... See More  

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696847

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

Item #696847

November 25, 1826

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 signed: H. Lee. This is followed by a lengthier letter datelined: "Monticello, May 15, 1826" just 1 1/2 months before his death, signed: Th. Jefferson. Then another letter from... See More  

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695059

From the nation's capital...

Item #695059

April 21, 1828

DAILY NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington, D.C., April 21, 1828  Nor surprisingly there is much political reporting, with page 2 taken up with reports from the: "House of Representatives" and: "Debates on the Tariff".  

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.

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696996

Charles Carroll & the Declaration of Independence...

Item #696996

July 19, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828  The front page has: "Charles Carroll" which gives details of the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through J... See More  

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695056

Lasted for less than a year...

Item #695056

October 14, 1828

THE DOVER ENQUIRER New Hampshire, Oct. 14, 1828  From information available it appears this newspaper existed under this title for less than one year. This is the volume 1, number 34 issue.

The first column has notices supporting John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson for President, and Richard Bush & John C. Calhoun for Vice President.

Four pages, foxing mostly at margins & folds, g... See More  

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695469

Existed for less than three years...

Item #695469

November 06, 1830

THE ESSAYIST, Boston and Portland, Nov. 6, 1830  This title only existed from Nov., 1829 until 1831, hence it's scarcity and why we've never offered this title before.

Mostly literary content as would be expected by the title.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, 10 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches, water staining, light wear at folds & margins, an archival mend at the inside spine, otherwi... See More  

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688196

The Black Hawk War...

Item #688196

June 16, 1832

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 16, 1832  The front page has a report headed: "The Indian War" on the Black Hawk War.

The Black Hawk War was a conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted after Black Hawk and a group of Indians crossed the Mississippi into Illinois. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, ... See More  

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649241

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" magazine. There is a nice comic illustration in the masthead. Four pages, 8 3/4 by 11 inches, nice condition. The photo shown is generic, but the issue you will receive will be very similar.

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680070

Davy Crockett heads for Texas...

Item #680070

December 26, 1835

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 26, 1835  The front page includes: "The emigration to Arkansas is very great--'with large droves of negroes'...exclusive of those who are about to join the people of Texas. Col. Crocket has left Little Rock, with his followers, for Texas. Many others had the same destination."  Just over 2 months later he would die at the Alam... See More  

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693485

Details of a planned slave insurrection...

Item #693485

November 08, 1837

VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Nov. 8, 1837  Page 3 has a report: "Insurrection In Louisiana" which was thwarted, but some details include: "...an extensive insurrection which was to have taken place...at Bayou Rapide...discovery of the plot...About 50 negroes were immediately arrested...9 of the principal leaders were hung in Alexandria...It appears that a slave of all planter, M... See More  

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692866

The desert of California...

Item #692866

May 11, 1839

THE NEW-YORKER, New York, May 11, 1839  Inside has a report: "Desert of California". Keep in mind that California was part of Mexico at this time, so bits of the report include: "This immense plain, the existence of which was until very recently unknown, is situated in the central part of Upper or New California, in Mexico...Its area is equal to that of Virginia...this remarkab... See More  

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692852

The massacre of Mormons... The Amistad slave ship...

Item #692852

September 21, 1839

THE NEW-YORKER, New York, Sept. 21, 1839  An inside have has: "The Mormons" noting in part: "...detailing the series of horrible outrages and wanton butcheries by which the Mormon settlers were massacred and driven from their lands in Western Missouri by the piratical squatters of that region...relation of that horrible tragedy was often interrupted by the tears & sobs of t... See More  

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693094

Potential extermination of Native Americans...

Item #693094

February 11, 1840

THE DAILY REGISTER, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Feb. 11, 1840  Page 2 begins with a half-column article concerning: "Indian Affairs" which reports on the state of the Native Americans at that time. One bit notes: "...that some system should be established for the preservation of the Indian. The rapid advancement of white settlements threatened his race with utter extermination.... See More  

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685073

The anti-Mormon faction in Missouri...

Item #685073

January 09, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 9, 1841  An inside page has reports from Missouri, one of which notes: "The anti-Mormon forces have received in payment for retire services only a hundred thousand dollars or one half range amount appropriated. This was owing to the fact that the money could not be borrowed. The state has got a bad name, says the governor, by reason of t... See More  

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685095

Mormons have a conference at Nauvoo...

Item #685095

May 27, 1843

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 27, 1843  Page

4 has a report from Illinois: "Conference at Nauvoo" which notes: "The Mormons recently had the most interesting religious conference at Nauvoo City since their settlement. The Times and Season say that the foundation of the Temple was crowded to excess with thousands of 'Saints', whose traces beamed with glad... See More  

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693316

Great title for an anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #693316

February 01, 1844

EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Feb. 1, 1844  As the title would suggest, this is an anti-slavery themed newspaper, and a great name for a newspaper with this focus.

Page 2 has a political notice supporting: "For President, James G. Birney" for the Liberty ticket, created by abolitionists who believed in political action to further antislavery goals. It existed only from 184... See More  

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693489

Did the Mormons arrest Joseph Smith's murderer?

Item #693489

March 05, 1845

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, March 5, 1845  Page 3 has a report with a small heading; "Nauvoo" noting in part: "Quite a commotion exists in Hancock county between the citizens of Nauvoo and Warsaw...an officer from Warsaw...placed in confinement on the charge of being one of the murderers of the Smiths...citizens of that place would come up to effect his liberation, a posse ... See More  

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685148

Founding of the U.S. Naval Academy... Much on the Mormon War...

Item #685148

October 18, 1845

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 18, 1845  An inside page has a very historic report on the official opening of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

The report has a small heading: "The United States School of Midshipmen" and begins: "Agreeably to the order of the secretary of the navy, this institution was formally opened at Annapolis, (Md.) on... See More  

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688240

P. T. Barnum and Tom Thumb...

Item #688240

March 24, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 24, 1847  The top of page 3 has an interesting article headed: "General Tom Thumb" which has a letter from Europe on his tour there, and is prefaced with: "This wonderfully small pattern of a man...returned a few weeks ago from a visit to Europe...".

The letter from London mentions in part: "...clever little prote... See More  

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691657

Latest news on the Mexican War...

Item #691657

June 17, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 17, 1847  Inside has various reports on the Mexican War including: "Gen. Pillow's Statement" 'Santa Anna" "General Scott's Army" "From Texas" "General Taylor's Movements" "Later From the City of Mexico" and other smaller items. 

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697244

Santa Anna threatens retribution if Childs does not leave Puebla...

Item #697244

November 01, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 1847  Page 3 has a great letter from Santa Anna to Col. Childs, stating his request that Childs evacuate the city of Puebla and if he does so he would extend courtesies to his exit. The responding letter from Childs states he will have none of it--he will defend his position at Puebla. Ultimately Santa Anna would depart.

Four pages, ver... See More  

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695244

The Mexican War... Three slave-related ads from this leading slave import city...

Item #695244

December 30, 1847

THE CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Dec. 30, 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 the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Page 2 has some lengthy reporting on the Mexican War headed: "From the Rio Grande".

Page 3 has three slave-related ads, one headed: "For S
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691484

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #691484

January 20, 1848

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 1848  This newspaper contains on pages 1 and 4 reports from the: "House of Representatives" with mention of Abraham Lincoln.

The ftpg. has a lengthy address by Mr. Jamison which mentions in part: "...The gentleman from Illinois, from the Hardin and Baker district, (Mr. Lincoln,) took a strange position before the America... See More  

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697227

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown... Death of Kit Carson?

Item #697227

July 18, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1848  This newspaper contains on page 3 reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of a vote to suspend the rules concerning a resolution to allow a postal route bill to be disposed of, listing all those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Within the "Yea" list is "Lincoln", t... See More  

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678568

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #678568

July 22, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1848  This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the text of discussion, with each speaker's name noted in capital letters. "Mr. Lincoln" spoke twice.

Additionally, page 4 has continued reporting from Congress including the votes on a certain bill with "L... See More  

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649225

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 California and westward expansion, including several that have small wood-cut prints. The images shown are representative of the condition and format of the issue you will receive, but actual dates... See More  

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649244

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; Senator from 1837-1845, Secretary of State from 1845-9, and then Ambassador to England, 1853-1856.

This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously living in Washing... See More  

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686980

Much on the California Gold Rush...

Item #686980

April 21, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 21, 1849  Page 2 has most of a column taken up with: "The Emigration to California" and: "The California Fever" and: "Government Expeditions to California" and: "More Overland California Companies". This is followed by most of a column headed: "The Mexican Route to California".

Then page 3... See More  

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687004

Great Salt Lake... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #687004

June 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 16, 1849  Page 3 has half a column taken up with: "Expedition To the Great Salt Lake" which is very descriptive of their findings.

Page 3 also has a small article: "Capture Of A Slaver" noting the capture of the slave schooner Zenobia: "...with 500 slaves on board...Great suffering had been experienced by the unfor... See More  

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693470

The California Gold Rush, and great on the creation of Salt Lake City...

Item #693470

October 13, 1849

THE WEEKLY CHRONOTYPE, Boston, Oct. 13, 1849  The very last article on the front page is: "More Gold" noting in part: "...that Captain Joseph Welden has remitted to his family $3,000 in California gold...Capt. Welden sailed from this port for California in December...and since her arrival...has earned about $1,000 per month in carrying passengers & freight on the Sacramento... See More  

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697231

Difficulties in getting to the California gold fields...

Item #697231

December 12, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1849  Page 3 has a great half column report: "From California" concerning the on-going Gold Rush. It has two letters, the first from "Camp on St. Mary's River" which details the travails of the overland route to Calif. with some interesting detail. It ends saying: "...From my experience I would not advise no... See More  

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694695

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.  A great value. Please note the shipping & handling for this lot. If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 5 folders for this lot.

* Half-lots are available&n... See More  
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694707

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 foxing & wear, missing pages, cut-outs, etc.  A great lot for a dealer, someone wishing to begin a collection when the condition is not a concern, or scrapbooking. Please note the ... See More  

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694708

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 close-trimming and/or more than typical toning or wear. They will not have missing pages or cut-outs.  A great lot for a dealer, those doing research, or someone wishing to begin a coll... See More  
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684370

Slave ads in this antebellum Louisiana newspaper...

Item #684370

November 29, 1850

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Nov. 29, 1850  Newspapers from the pre-Civil War South are rather difficult to find. Here is one from Louisiana.

Among the front page ads is one headed: "Slaves! Slaves! Slaves!" which notes in part: "The subscribers are prepared to receive, on consignment, for sale in this market, any number of slaves, having one of the best showrooms in the city... See More  

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649284

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 determined that he would have a free hand on "Household Words". Dickens directed every aspect of the magazine's production. He wrote for the magazine, solicited contributions and revise... See More  

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695952

The famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #695952

February 06, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., February 6, 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 Beecher Stowe. This historic work first appeared as a 41-week serial in The National Era, starting on June 5, 1851.

The complete serialization appeared almost entirely in the National Era
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697255

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

Item #697255

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 which began i... See More  

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692506

Beginning of the Australian Gold Rush: New South Wales would be changed forever...

Item #692506

September 20, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Sept. 20, 1851  The back page begins with over a full column of reports concerning the New South Wales Gold Rush in Australia.

The gold rush began a bit earlier in 1851. This period in the history of New South Wales resulted in a rapid growth in the population and significant boost to the economy of the colony of New South Wales.

The California Gold Rush two years prior s... See More  

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693147

Death of Daniel Webster...

Item #693147

October 25, 1852

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Oct. 25, 1852  A fascinating issue as pages 1 thru 5 (of 8) are taken up with reports on the death of Daniel Webster, the noted American statesman.

The front page begins: "DEATH OF DANIEL WEBSTER" "Sketch of His Life & Public Career" with the t3xt taking the entire front page.

Other articles within are headed: "Daniel Webster" "De... See More  

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649254

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 decorative mastheads  of the era.  Four pages, some fold wear, edge tears, etc.  All issues are complete and are offered at a significant discount over their single issue pri... See More  

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684495

Early California...

Item #684495

February 05, 1853

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Feb. 5, 1853  An early California newspaper, just 4 years after the Gold Rush of 1849. It is formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news of the day and a huge quantity of advertisements, several of which are illustrated.

The front page has: "Letters From the Mountains - California Gold Mining Reminiscences, No. 4"

Four pa... See More  

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687865

Condition of the 'colored race'... Planning for the railroad...

Item #687865

June 16, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 16, 1853  Among the page 3 articles are: "Surveys For the Pacific Railroad" which reports on the work being done to find an appropriate route for an Atlantic-to-Pacific railroad, not to be completed until 1869.

Also: "Condition of the Colored Race" which has interesting commentary, including; "...condition of the f... See More  

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636876
Item #636876
(5) HARPER'S WEEKLY -- the first year: 1857 A lot of 5 issues but all in '2nd rate' condition. Very few illustrations from this initial year.

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675246

Volume one issue of a sporting newspaper...

Item #675246

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 24, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Reports are headed: "The Turf" "Draught Of The Seine" "Our Chess Department" "Out Door Sports" "Fist... See More  

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689878

First Winslow Homer print in a periodical...

Item #689878

June 06, 1857

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, June 6, 1857  This periodical was formatted much like Harper's Weekly but predated it by 6 years (started as Gleason's Pictorial).

Certainly the most significant print in this issue is that of: "Captain J. W. Watkins", significant because it was the very first print by the famed artist Winslow Homer to appear in any periodical. There is a rel... See More  

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690009

Early prints of Mobile, Alabama...

Item #690009

June 27, 1857

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, June 27, 1857  The front page features a nice view of: "Marine Hospital at St. Louis, Missouri" with a related article.

Other prints within include; "Cathedral on Plum St., Cincinnati, Ohio" "Watch & Bell Tower, Mobile, Alabama" "Light House, Choctaw Point, Mobile" "City Hall & New Market, Mobile" and: ... See More  

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695714

Pre-Civil War baseball, in a sporting newspaper...

Item #695714

July 25, 1857

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, July 25, 1857  It is subtitled in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". 

The bottom of page 7 has a report headed: "Base Ball" noting in part: "...that a match will be played between the Nassau' and 'Charter Oak' Base Ball Clubs...The 'Charter Oak' is a new... See More  

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695740

A baseball game reported on the front page...

Item #695740

June 05, 1858

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 5, 1858  It is subtitled in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". 

The front page has a report headed: "Base Ball Match" which notes: "One of the most exciting games at this National past time that has ever been played in Boston came off on Monday...on the Parade Ground of the Common ... See More  

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683833

The Fraser River gold rush...

Item #683833

September 17, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 1858  Page 3 has over half a column taken up with: "The Fraser River Gold Regions", the latest gold rush, this one in British Columbia. Considerable detail.

Four pages, nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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678152

The famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #678152

May 06, 1859

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 6, 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.

Articles include: "Refuge Of Oppression" "The Anti-Slavery Convention" "Shall We Buy the Negro?" "An Abolition Lecture" "A Remarkable Colored Man... See More  

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696358

The first issue of this famous sporting newspaper...

Item #696358

September 17, 1859

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 10, 1859  It is subtitled in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". 

This is the very first issue, a break-away publication from Porter's Spirit of the Times which George Wilkes owned in partnership with William Porter. Porter died in 1858, the paper falling into the hands of a New Y... See More  

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690063

Long Wharf, Boston...

Item #690063

October 22, 1859

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 22, 1859  The front page has a print of: "The Old Salt House, Long Wharf, Boston".

Other prints within include: "View on the Chenango River, New York"; a montage of 7 prints of: "Remarkable Trees" and more.

Sixteen pages, good condition.

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689624

Much on the John Brown Harper's Ferry case...

Item #689624

October 28, 1859

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 1859  Page 2 has over half a column taken up with: "Trial of the Harper's Ferry Conspirators at Charlestown, Va." Page 3 has almost an entire column headed: "The Harper's Ferry Insurrection---Trial of The Conspirators" with much detail.

This insurrection was an effort by abolitionist John Brown to initiate a... See More  

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695057

Early issue with an obscure Thomas Nast print on the front page...

Item #695057

November 01, 1859

COMIC MONTHLY, New York, November, 1859  An early issue of the famous comic & satirical magazine as this is the volume 1, number 9 issue. Of special interest is the full front page cartoon which was done by Thomas Nast, who was just 19 years old at the time. It is titled: "Gabriel Ravel as Babbles, In Asphodel, or the Magic Pen". He would become more famous for his work for Harp... See More  

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696460

Christmas issue with 3 collectible color prints...

Item #696460

December 24, 1859

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Dec. 24, 1859  In addition to the regular issue, this listing includes the rare/collectible color plates originally included with the "Christmas Supplement", but have often been removed. 

Not surprisingly there are a number of Christmas-themed prints, but the highlight would be the 3 color plates within, they being a two-page print: "... See More  

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690624

The recaptured Africans...

Item #690624

June 06, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, June 6, 1860  Inside page column heads include: "Debate on the Kansas and Army Bills in the Senate" "The Slave Trade" "The Recaptured Africans To Be Returned" and more.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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693479

Great account of early travel in Colorado...

Item #693479

September 20, 1860

THE WORLD, New York, Sept. 20, 1860  Page 3 has most go a column taken up with: "From The Rocky Mountains" which is a great letter from Tarrygall, Colorado, reading much like an early travelogue on a journey from near Pike's Peak. Very descriptive.

Also on page 3 is: "Gen. Walker's Filibuster Expeditions" which relates to the Filibuster War involving American merc... See More  

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685017

Religious thoughts as the Civil War approaches... Thoughts of secession...

Item #685017

November 30, 1860

THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 30, 1860  The front page has: "THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY" "Its Observance in the Metropolis" "The Clergy On The Crisis" "The Perils of the Nation from a Christian Point of View" Sermons of..." with a list of preachers.

A nice issue reflecting the importance of Christian values in dealing with compelling issues of the day, part... See More  

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649226

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 some inside space as well. However Civil War reporting is found on page two with a review of the week's battle events and military concerns. Of added significance is the large and very d... See More  

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692089

One of the less common illustrated newspapers from the Civil War...

Item #692089

May 18, 1861

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, May 18, 1861  Formatted very much like the more popular 'Harper's Weekly' but considerably more uncommon.

The full front page shows; "Shooting a Rebel Who Was Caught Tampering With the Rails...". Prints within include: "General View of Annapolis" "Passage of Troops en Route from Annapolis to Washington..." "Recruiting ... See More  

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691762

Advancing into Virginia...

Item #691762

June 18, 1861

THE WORLD, New York, June 18, 1861  Page 4 begins with column heads including: "The Southern Rebellion" "Skirmishing Near Washington" "Troops Advancing Into Virginia" "A New Rebel Battery on the Potomac" "Reported Landing of Federal Troops In South Carolina" "War Movements in Missouri" Capture of a Rebel General" "The ... See More  

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692736

Rebels defeated in Western Virginia...

Item #692736

July 13, 1861

THE WORLD, New York, July 13, 1861  Nice front page column heads on the Civil War include: "Victory In Western Virginia" "Advance of Gen. McClellan's Division' "Active Movements in Missouri" "The Rebels Driven From Monroe" "Speedy Evacuation of Fairfax" "Another Battle in Western Virginia--Total Defeat of the Rebels--Gen. McClellan'... See More  

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692603

Slave shot for not running away... Battle at Beaufort...

Item #692603

November 14, 1861

THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 14, 1861  Over half of the first column is filled with heads on the Civil War including; "The Grand Naval Expedition to Port Royal" "A Splendid Naval Victory" "Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard" "A Four Hours Bombardment" "Beaufort In Our Possession" "Official Reports of Capt. Dupont and Gen. Sherman" &... See More  

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649219

Our premier Civil War lot...

Item #649219
(10) THE CIVIL WAR--a lot of the very best of all titles. Here is a group of ten issues of the famous New York Times and/or NY Tribune and/or NY Herald, much like those listed throughout our website, in good shape and all with front page war news.  These New York titles were well-known for their detailed Civil War reporting. An excellent way to obtain an intimate view of this critical and
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649245

A Charles Dickens publication...

Item #649245
ALL THE YEAR ROUND, London, 1862 (single issue from 1862)  This was a weekly periodical "Conducted By Charles Dickens", as noted in the masthead. Filled with various literary content, this issue contains 24 pages is in very nice, clean condition, 6 by 9 1/4 inches. Nice to have the "Charles Dickens" name in the title.

Disbound without wrappers.  The image is an examp
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649275

A great value... A discounted Civil War lot...

Item #649275
(7) The CIVIL WAR:  a lot of 7 issues all non-New York titles from during the Civil War and all have war reports.  A great set for a reseller or for someone looking to obtain authentic Civil War newspapers at a discounted price, and all are in average or better condition.
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695255

Fighting in Kentucky: map of Bowling Green...

Item #695255

February 16, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb . 16, 1862  The front page is dominated by a very large Civil War map headed: "THE EVACUATION OF BOWLING GREEN".

Front paged column heads include: "Important From Kentucky" "The Evacuation of Bowling Green Confirmed" "Movements of the Rebel Troops" "Trouble Among the Rebel Generals" "The Fight at Fort Donelson" ... See More  

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697136

Rare print of a Confederate Treasury note...

Item #697136

March 04, 1862

THE WORLD, New York, March 4, 1862  The highlight of the issue is the back page print of: "A CONFEDERATE STATE TREASURY NOTE" for $5, with much detail.

Much Civil War reporting on the front page including: "The War In Tennessee" "Occupation of Nashville" "Accounts For Rebel Sources" "News From the South" "Jeff Davis's War Policy Cond... See More  

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695300

Civil War map, plus a map of Fort Craig, New Mexico... An ad for John Wilkes Booth...

Item #695300

March 17, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, March 17, 1862  The front page features a large map headed: "THE REBEL BATTERIES ON THE LOWER POTOMAC." "Facsimile of a Plan of the Batteries & Encampments on the Lower Potomac Picked Up in the Rebel Camp By Our Troops."

Front page column heads on the Civil War include: "Our Army At Manassas" "Destruction of Property by the Retreating R... See More  

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695330

Civil War map of the battle fields of New Madrid and Memphis...

Item #695330

March 17, 1862

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, March 17, 1862  The front page is dominated by a detailed map captioned: "Map Showing the Positions of New Madrid and Memphis" with related text as well.

Many front page column heads on the Civil War including: "The War For The Union!" [note typesetting error] "Patriotic Address of General M'Clellan to His Soldiers" "Evacuation of... See More  

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684457

Capture of New Orleans, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #684457

April 28, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 28, 1862  Not only is this a great Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy.

Certainly the most significant content would be the breaking news report on page 2 headed: "Capture of New Orleans By The Enemy--Cotton and Public Stores Destroyed" which begins: "Official dispatches were received at the War Departme... See More  

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694100

War news from the Confederate capital...

Item #694100

August 02, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug 2, 1862  Among the front page reports in this Confederate newspaper are: "McClellan's Losses" " "A More Vindictive War Demanded" "General Twigg's Swords Returned by Gen. Butler" which includes a letter signed in type: Benj. F. Butler; "The Battles Before Richmond" "The Arkansas" and more.

I... See More  

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618261

Where the last battle of the Civil War was fought...

Item #618261

August 07, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Aug. 7, 1862  Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside are: "How Morgan Used the Telegraph" which includes 3 dispatches each signed in type: John H. Morgan; "Progress & Events of the War" "T... See More  

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689465

Robert E. Lee's address to the people of Maryland...

Item #689465

September 17, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 17, 1862  Among the front page reports on the Civil War--from the Confederate perspective--are: "Movements of the War" "The Official Report of Pope--His Excuses For His Defeat" being a very lengthy account, signed in type: John Pope, Major General U.S.A."

Also: "The Important Position of Gen. McClellan--The Cabinet ... See More  

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693086

The Battle of Antietam...

Item #693086

October 25, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 25, 1862  The front page shows: "Major Joseph M. Bell" and a print of: "Indian Outrages in the North-West--An American Family Murdered by the Sioux Indians...Near New Ulm, Minnesota".

Other prints within include: "Women & Children of Sharpsburg Taking Refuge..." "Killing's Cave...Near Sharpsburg..."... See More  

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691089

General George McClellan...

Item #691089

November 09, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 9, 1862   Among the column headlines on the Civil War are: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT" "Gen. McClellan Relieved of His Command" "Gen. Burnside in Command of the Army of the Potomac" "Longstreet's Corps Recently at Culpepper Court-House" "THE WAR IN ARKANSAS" "Details of the Victory at Maysville" and more.

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693883

Follow-up to Fredericksburg, and much more...

Item #693883

December 22, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 22, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark." "Splendid March of Gen. Herron's Army" "7,000 Unionists Against 26,000 Rebels" "A Long and Obstinate Contest" "Grand Effort to Crush Our Little Army" "Glorious Union Triumph" "The Victory At Kinst... See More  

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649300

From the Oneida Community... Civil War era...

Item #649300
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, Civil War era  A lot of ten  issues from this well-known socialistic "commune" from during the Civil War but with minimal war-related content. Four pages each, 10 by 13 inches, very nice condition.

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649242

Huge eagle engraving in the masthead...

Item #649242
GLEASON'S LITERARY COMPANION, Boston, 1863  Obviously a literary publication from the Civil War era, the prime feature being the huge eagle engraving in the masthead, with a wingspan of 7 inches. There are a few illustrations within, mostly being text. Sixteen pages, 11 by 15 inches, great condition.

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636873

Civil War era illustrated issues...

Item #636873
(5) HARPER'S WEEKLY  A Civil War era lot of 5 issues in very good condition.  This lot offers an excellent illustrated and textual view of this critical period in American history, at a significantly reduced price from their individual values.  All issues are complete in 16 pages and include many prints suitable for framing.

Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple se... See More  

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694147

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #694147

January 08, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 8, 1863  Not just a Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy.

There is much war reporting here, from the Confederate perspective, including front page items headed: "Movements Of The Enemy" "City Intelligence" "Message Of The Governor" which takes most of the page and has many subheads including: ... See More  

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697305

Eight New York newspapers from the Civil War...

Item #697305

January 21, 1863

A lot of eight issues, a mix of the N.Y. Times (4), The World (2), and the Tribune (2 from the years 1861 and 1863. Each contains Civil War reports, each is folded into quarters and has wear at folds and/or foxing causing them to be a bit "2nd rate" in condition.

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697226

Jeff Davis' address, and much more...

Item #697226

January 23, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, January 23, 1863  This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The front page includes some items relating to the Civil War in... See More  

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690943

Bombardment of Fort McAllister...

Item #690943

March 13, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, March 13, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Important From Port Royal" 

"The Bombardment of Fort McAllister" "Why It Was Unsuccessful" " Gen. Hunter's Preliminary Orders" "Arrival of Refugees from the South" 'The War in the Southwest" and more. 

Eight pages, never bound nor ... See More  

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692604

New York celebrates St. Patrick's Day...

Item #692604

March 18, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, March 18, 1863  Among the front page column heads are: "ST. PATRICK'S DAY" "Military and Civic Celebrations, Processions, Balls, Dinners & Speeches" "The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick & the Knights Thereof at a Cheerful Reunion" "The Irish all Right, and Not a Copperhead in Their Ranks" with more.

Some Civil War reporting ins... See More  

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695253

Large Civil War map of Virginia...

Item #695253

May 11, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 11, 1863  The front page features a rather large Civil War map headed: "General Stoneman's Great Cavalry Raid Through Virginia." Plus there are many one column ftpg. heads on the war including: "The Great Cavalry Expedition" "A March of Over 1,000 Miles' "Another Great Cavalry Raid" "The Heart Of Mississippi Invaded" &... See More  

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695339

The siege of Vicksburg... It is about to surrender...

Item #695339

May 28, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 28, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG" "General Pemberton Offers to Surrender the City" "But He Wants To Save His Men" "Gen. Grant Refuses to Accede" "He Then 'Moves on the Enemy's Works' " "The Rebels Driven to the Inner Fortifications' "Gen. G... See More  

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700737

From the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #700737

July 02, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, July 2, 1863  



* Battle of Gettysburg begins

* General George Meade

* Gen. Robert E. Lee




The first column heads on the front page tell of the early reports of the Battle of Gettysburg, which was fought July 1-3.

The heads include: "THE REBEL INVASION" "Defeat of Stuart's Cavalry in Three Fights" "The Rebels Driven from Westminster to Hanov... See More  

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697242

Great "Extra" edition on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #697242

July 05, 1863

THE NEW YORK HERALD--EXTRA, July 5, 1863  A terrific and quite graphic issue on the Battle of Gettysburg with nearly a full front page column of heads concerning the battle, including a nice patriotic graphic. Note that most of these heads are actually in the Herald issue of July 6, but this being a large date "Extra" issue, they were simply held over for the following day--terrific... See More  

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697240

Draft riots in New York City... Lee's post-Gettysburg retreat...

Item #697240

July 14, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 14, 1863 The front page has nice, single-column headings on the New York draft riots, including: "THE DRAFT" "The Riot in the Ninth Congressional District" "Hqts. of the Provost-Marshal Burned" "The Draft Slips Destroyed" "Several Other Buildings Fired" "Pavements & Railroad Tracks Torn Up" "Soldiers Mob
... See More  

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688096

Jeff Davis's speech to the troops...

Item #688096

October 25, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 25, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Advance of Gen. Banks on the Bayou Teche" "Interesting from the Texas Coast" "From the Rebel States" "Address of Jeff. Davis to Bragg's Army" which is signed in type: Jefferson Davis; "The Late Campaign in Virginia" "What Virginia Has done to S... See More  

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695340

Latest reports from the Civil War...

Item #695340

December 16, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 16, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "A Dash In the Direction of Richmond" "The Rebel Force art Charles City Court House Captured" "Their Camp Broken Up, Provisions Destroyed & Horses Brought Off" "Splendid Marching of Our Troops" "The President's Message Before Congress" "The Exch... See More  

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682945

Rebels expect to retake New Orleans...

Item #682945

May 16, 1864

THE WORLD, New York, May 16, 1864  Formatted very much like its competitors, the Times, Tribune & Herald. Column heads on the front page and inside pages include: "News From New Orleans" "How The Rebels Expect to Retake the City" " 'Tell Your Northern Friends to Pack Up.' " "Official Announcement of Lee's Retreat" "Grant Beyond the ... See More  

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697249

Famous Confederate newspaper...

Item #697249

August 29, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Aug. 29, 1864  Famous Confederate newspaper from where the Civil War began.

Some very nice column heads begin the front page including: "ANOTHER GLORIOUS VICTORY" "The Enemy Driven From the Weldon Railroad" "Capture of Guns, Colors & Prisoners" "The Gallantry of Our Cavalry" "Sherman Retreating Across th... See More  

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697234

Latest from Atlanta, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #697234

September 29, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Results of the Summer Campaign" "Hood's New Movement" "From the Georgia Front--Affairs at Atlanta" "Latest From the Valley" "and more.

Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner masthead, nice condition. From the closing months of the... See More  

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649267

Ornate masthead...

Item #649267
ADVOCATE FAMILY GUARDIAN, New York, 1865  A rather ornate & decorative masthead in this small newspaper, filled primarily with literary & womanly concerns. Edited by Mrs. Sarah R. Bennett of the "American Female Guardian Society". Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will be from 1865 & will have the format shown. Measures approximately 11 by ... See More  

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694445

Reaction to Robert E. Lee being named commander-in-chief...

Item #694445

February 03, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Feb. 3, 1865  Not only a nice Confederate newspaper but one from the capital of the Confederacy as well. And from the closing months of the war.

The front page has: "The War News" which begins by commenting on Robert E. Lee being named commander-in-chief: "We hear from all parts of the Richmond lines that the appointment of General Lee to the command ... See More  

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678186

Sherman's march thru Georgia... Robert E. Lee offers pardon to deserters...

Item #678186

February 23, 1865

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Feb. 23, 1865   Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter weeks of the Civil War.

The notable content is the back page report: "Sherman's March Through Georgia" wi... See More  

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691110

President Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address...

Item #691110

March 09, 1865

THE INDEPENDENT, New York, March 9, 1865  This was a weekly newspaper. Page 2 begins with: "President Lincoln's Inaugural Address"  which takes half a column & includes the famous phrase: "...With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in...".

This is... See More  

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695316

War in South America... War in North America...

Item #695316

March 09, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, March 9, 1865  The front page is dominated by a large map headed: "THE WAR ON THE RIVER PLATE. Scene of Operations on the Rivers Plate and Uruguay--The Empire of Brazil Against the Republics of Uruguay and Paraguay." The map shows from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro to Bolivia and much in between.

First column heads on the "South America" battles as well.... See More  

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694594

News of Lee's surrender...

Item #694594

April 13, 1865

BOSTON MORNING JOURNAL, April 13, 1865  The back page has several reports on the closing events of the Civil War. The top of the page has: "From Richmond" "The News of the Surrender of Lee's Army" which begins: "A dispatch from Gen. Grant to Weitzel last night announcing the surrender of Lee and his army, made the Union army wild with delight...The soldiers sang, ... See More  

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683067

The day Lincoln was assassinated...

Item #683067

April 14, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, April 14, 1865  The headlines announcing the end of the Civil War belie the tragic event that would happen that evening. Lincoln would be shot in Ford's Theater before the day was over.

First column heads include: "FINALE" "The First Step Taken to Restore peace" "Drafting & Recruiting Stopped" "Important Report About the Terms o... See More  

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690769

The trial of Lincoln's assassins...

Item #690769

May 11, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 11, 1865  Page 2 includes: "The Trial of the Assassins" which includes: "...The trial of the assassins to-day made considerable progress...Mrs. Surratt, one of the chief instigators of the assassination, is closely guarded..." and more. Also: "Trial of The Conspirators" which has more detail.

Four pages, small folio size... See More  

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690767

A statue of Lincoln... Lincoln's death predicted...

Item #690767

May 18, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 18, 1865  Page 2 includes: "The Proposed Statue to Abraham Lincoln" "A Speaking Evidence of Jeff. Davis's Barbarity" "From North Carolina - The Amnesty Proclamation" "President Lincoln's Death Predicted by a Boston Astrologer".

Four pages, small folio size, great condition.

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690750

Trial of Lincoln's assassins...

Item #690750

June 13, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 13, 1865  The top of the first column on the front page has: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial On Monday" "Interesting Testimony" "The Explosion at City Point" "Rejoicing Over the Terrible Deed" "The Rebel Leaders In Canada" and more concerning the trial of those who conspired to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

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680212

A racist newspaper on the execution of Lincoln's conspirators...

Item #680212

July 15, 1865

NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK CAUCASIAN, July 15, 1865  A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. As such their reporting on events of the day provide a contrasting perspective beyond most other Northern newspapers.

Over half of the front page is taken up with much detail on the execution of the Lincoln conspirators. The first column is hea... See More  

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666557

Considerable detail on the death of Stonewall Jackson...

Item #666557

September 13, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1865  The notable content takes most of the back page, headed: "STONEWALL JACKSON'S DEATH" "The Last Hours of the First Executive Officer--How He Was Wounded", has incredible detail on the situation at the battle of Chancellorsville.

Other end of war content as well including: "A Meeting of 900 Freedmen Vote to Return to Thei... See More  

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683397

Very nice and early baseball print...

Item #683397

November 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 18, 1865  Certainly the most desired print is the half page vertical print showing a baseball game in action, and showing the full expanse of the field with crowd.

The caption reads: "Base-Ball Match Between the 'Athletics' of Philadelphia, Pa. and the 'Atlantics' of Brooklyn, N.Y., Played at Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 1865." There is... See More  

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649309

Nice Harper's Weekly group, just after the Civil War...

Item #649309
(5) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a lot of five issues from just after the Civil War. Dates are August 12, August 19, September 23, November 11, and December 2, 1865. A wealth of great prints including: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia'. Halfpg: 'Trial of Mowing Machines' & 'The Richmond Election--the Polling at the 1st Market House'. Nice doublepage cente... See More  

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697287

Displayable Thomas Nast Santa Claus...

Item #697287

December 30, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1865  This issue features a great, tipped-in (no binding holes) doublepage centerfold done by famed artist Thomas Nast, titled: "Merry Christmas To All", showing 8 vignettes of a Christmas theme with the central focus being a great portrait of Santa Claus with a pipe in hand.

This is one of the better and more famous Nast Santa Claus prin... See More  

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649236

Early baseball from just after the Civil War...

Item #649236
NEW YORK TIMES, 1865-1866  A lot of five issues of the New York Times from just after the Civil War, each with a report of a baseball game. These issues provide a mid-19th century perspective of America’s favorite pastime. Some browning, generally nice condition. The images shown are representative of the "look" of what you will receive. Actual issues/dates will vary.... See More  

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694740

19th century illustrated issues, at a wholesale price...

Item #694740
(5) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of five illustrated issues from the 19th century in average or better condition. Titles may include any of the following: Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's, Gleason's, Ballou's, and/or similar. Well over 25 prints from 1866-1899! Each will have only minor (typical) wear, foxing, and toning. Centerfold prints, if present, will only have mi... See More  

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697288

Great Thomas Nast Santa Claus...

Item #697288

December 29, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 29, 1866   The front page has a lengthy poem with a related print titled: "The Setter's Christmas Eve".

Inside contains a full page: "Hauling Home the Christmas Boughs"; halfpg: "Scene of the Holy Nativity, Bethlehem" & "The Wise Men Following the Star in the East". Also: a halfpg: "John Surratt" &a... See More  

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649285

Tiny newspaper...

Item #649285
THE O.C. DAILY, 1867  No, it's not from Orange County, but rather from the Oneida Community in New York. This is a tiny newspaper, measuring just 4 by 5 inches, four pages. Various tidbits, great condition. Note: month and day will be different than the one shown in the photo.

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697367

Skating... Cotton plantation scenes...

Item #697367

February 02, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 2, 1867  The front page features two views of the: "St. John, New Brunswick, Skating Rink" building.

A great, tipped-in (no binding holes), doublepage centerfold: "Scenes on a Cotton Plantation" includes twelve prints, most showing Blacks at various chores including picking, hoeing & with the cotton gin.

Other prints include: &... See More  

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692691

Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial...

Item #692691

March 20, 1868

THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, South Carolina, March 20, 1868  The front page has column heads: "Impeachment  Prospects" "Another Interview With Mr. Johnson--How He Talks As To Impeachment" with the report taking a full column.

Four pages, nice condition.

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697337

How to make a wine market in California...

Item #697337

July 27, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, July 27, 1868  A wide variety of news reports both local and regional and a huge quantity of ads as well. Page 2 has an article: "California Wine--How to Make a Market" which obviously worked out well.

Four pages, a very large size newspaper, never bound nor trimmed, some wear at fold junctures, minor margin tears. The folder size noted is for ... See More  

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649305

Ornate and displayable masthead...

Item #649305
SATURDAY NIGHT, Philadelphia, 1869  A decorative masthead with content that is primarily literary in nature. There is a front page illustration & a few more inside, with a border around each page. The photo is "generic" but your issue will have a very similar look. Measures 21 by 14 inches with 8 pages. Minor wear.

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697256

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

Item #697256

January 02, 1869

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

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

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671198

A very unusual bicycle...

Item #671198

April 24, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 24, 1869  Among the many articles on the latest inventions and improvements of the day is: "Improved Style of Two-Wheeled Velocipedes" which includes n interesting illustration  of: "McDonald's Adjustable Bicycle".

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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649290

From Reno, Nevada... Famous town of the Wild West...

Item #649290
(5) RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Nevada, early 1880's. A lot of five issues, all are complete and are in very nice condition.  Great to have from this well-known town from the "Old West".

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649217

Latest inventions of the day... 1870's...

Item #649217
(10) SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, 1870's  A nice lot of ten issues from this fascinating period---the 'golden age' of American inventiveness---with much coverage of the latest inventions & improvements of the day, with illustrations. The images shown are only representative of the look, condition, and format of the issues you will receive.  Actual issues vary, but will ... See More  

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649272

From the Oneida Community...

Item #649272
THE CIRCULAR or AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, 1870's  A lot of 10 issues from this well-known socialist "commune" (of Oneida flatware/silverware fame) from the post-Civil War 19th century. All are in great condition. Small folio size, 4 pages.

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694718

19th century illustrated... Second rate and damaged...

Item #694718
(10) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of ten 2nd-rate and damaged illustrated issues.  A blended lot of titles may include any of the following: Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's, Scientific American, London Illustrated, Gleason's, Ballou's, etc. Well over 50 prints will be found within this lot.

All 19th-century 2nd rate and partially damaged illustrated issues may in
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636875

Nice collection of Thomas Nast political cartoons...

Item #636875
(7) HARPER'S WEEKLY lot of 7 issues of the 1860's-1880's each with a full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon, and other Nast or non-Nast prints inside. A blend of 1st rate and better than 2nd rate issues. A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection.

Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.

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697294

Print of the first African-American to serve in the House...

Item #697294

January 14, 1870

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 14, 1870  Inside has a nice pint captioned: "Hon.J. H. Rainey, The First Colored American Representative--from a Photograph by Brady". There is a related article: "The Hon. Joseph H. Rainey" which notes in part: "...who was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives on the 12th o December, is the first colored man that ... See More  

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697296

Print of the first African-American to serve in the House...

Item #697296

January 14, 1870

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 14, 1870  Inside has a nice pint captioned: "Hon. J. H. Rainey, The First Colored American Representative--from a Photograph by Brady". There is a related article: "The Hon. Joseph H. Rainey" which notes in part: "...who was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives on the 12th of December, is the first colored man tha... See More  

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697297

Print of the first African-American to serve in the House...

Item #697297

January 14, 1870

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 14, 1870  Inside has a nice pint captioned: "Hon. J. H. Rainey, The First Colored American Representative--from a Photograph by Brady". There is a related article: "The Hon. Joseph H. Rainey" which notes in part: "...who was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives on the 12th of December, is the first colored man tha... See More  

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689439

Going West to Utah: the Mormons... The Cuba revolution...

Item #689439

January 29, 1870

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 29, 1870  The front page has a print: "Island Of Cuba--Heroic Conduct of a Patriotic Cuban Mother, Maria Martinez". Related prints within: "Cuba--Insurgent Boy-Soldiers Returning to Camp..." "Camp of the Revolutionists in the Woods" "Insurgents Attacking Spanish Troops..." Trial of a Wooden Gun by the Revol... See More  

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697310

Scarce French-English newspaper from Louisiana...

Item #697310

April 23, 1870

LE LOUISIANAIS, Convent, Louisiana, April 23, 1870  A scarce title which existed from 1865 thru 1883, but of which very few issues surface. It is a single sheet newspaper with the front entirely in French while the reverse is in English save for the advertisements, most being in French.

Folio size, wide margins, very nice condition.

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684701

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #684701

May 27, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Cheyenne, Wyoming, May 27, 1870  This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound.  Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper composed, print... See More  

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696377

The inauguration of historic Monmouth Park Racetrack...

Item #696377

August 06, 1870

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Aug. 6, 1870  It is subtitled in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, and the Stage". 

Although most of page 2 is taken up with a wealth of fine baseball game reports, including many box scores, perhaps the most notable content is on page 3 headed: "The Races at Long Branch" "Inauguration of Monmouth Park" &qu... See More  

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684311

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #684311

October 05, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 5, 1871  Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead. 

The front page has a column taken up with: "A Trip in the Mountains" which mentions the town of Julian and many others.

Also on the front page: "Arizona Correspondence--Letter from Tucson--A... See More  

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697230

From Elko, Nevada, on the route to the Gold Rush...

Item #697230

December 23, 1871

THE ELKO INDEPENDENT, Nevada, Dec. 23, 1871  This town had a population of about 2000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, Elko was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush. Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave the "official" birth to the... See More  

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649288

A Long Island whaling town...

Item #649288
(5) THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor (Long Island), New York, 1870s  A nice lot of five issues from this once-famous whaling town on Long Island, now more famous as a playground for the rich & famous who frequent the neighboring Hamptons. One from each year, never bound nor trimmed, scattered foxing, generally nice condition. We sell individually for $35+ each. You get 5 for less than half price... See More  

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678385

P. T. Barnum on the front page...

Item #678385

March 23, 1872

THE CHICAGO TIMES, March 23, 1872  The top of the first column on the front page is an illustrated advertisement for "P. T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum & Menagerie" with details.

Eight pages, untrimmed margins, minor foxing, good condition.

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692638

Goingsnake massacre shootout...

Item #692638

April 29, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 29, 1872



* Goingsnake massacre

* Cherokee Nation - Oklahoma

* Official report of the event




The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "THE CHEROKEE BUTCHERY" "Thirteen Men Killed in Three Minutes" and more. (see) Text takes up almost a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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684494

From Napa Valley, California...

Item #684494

June 27, 1872

CALISTOGA TRIBUNE, Napa County, California, June 27, 1872  A quite rare, title from the wine country of Northern California, still very much a beautiful and vibrant community. This is the volume 1, number 48 issue with various news items and a wealth of ads.

The city was founded by Samuel Brannan upon his arrival in San Francisco in 1846. He also published California's first English lang... See More  

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695599

Utah, pre-statehood...

Item #695599

December 18, 1872

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, (Utah Territory), Dec. 18, 1872  Various news of the day from the capital of the Mormons, and from 24 years before Utah would become a state. A great wealth of ads as well.

Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 pages, just as it came off the press so never bound nor trimmed & folding out to one large sheet, great condition.

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697271

Great Thomas Nast Christmas centerfold...

Item #697271

January 04, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1873   Certainly the most notable print is the great tipped-in (no binding holes) doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast captioned: "The Same Old Christmas Story Over Again" showing two kids sleeping amongst their dreams. Santa Claus with his bag of toys is here as well.

The front page shows: "Christmas Dinner Gone!" with two Black ... See More  

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697292

Thomas Nast Christmas centerfold...

Item #697292

January 04, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1873  Certainly the most notable print is the great doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast captioned: "The Same Old Christmas Story Over Again"  showing two kids sleeping amongst their dreams. Santa Claus with his bag of toys is here as well.

There are many other prints in the issue but they pale in comparison to this great centerfold. A... See More  

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684851

Rebuilding after the Great Chicago Fire...

Item #684851

June 01, 1873

THE LAND OWNER, Chicago, June, 1873  Subtitled: "Journal of Real Estate, Building & Improvement."  An interesting periodical focused mostly on architecture in the Chicago vicinity with many prints of buildings of this era. The focus is on newly-constructed, beautiful, & ornate buildings following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 as well as building art the "Great Chi... See More  

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697290

Very displayable Thomas Nast Santa Claus on the front page...

Item #697290

January 03, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY January 3, 1874  The entire front page features a terrific & very desirable Thomas Nast illustration: "Christmas Eve - Santa Claus Waiting for the Children to Get to Sleep."  This is one of Nast's more iconic Santa images, often reproduced for advertising, promotions, etc. in recent years.

Thomas Nast is credited with creating the modern "jolly... See More  

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691741

A victory for women... Indian troubles...

Item #691741

February 20, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 20, 1874  The front page has: "A Victory For Women - The Supreme Court of Massachusetts Declare Them Eligible For Election to the School Board" with much detail. 

Page 3 has: "The Indians - Recapitulation Of Recent Reported Outrages" noting near the beginning: "...that there will be a severe struggle between the Indians and the soldiers...a ... See More  

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693009

Much detail on Vasquez and his stagecoach robbery...

Item #693009

March 21, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, March 21, 1874  Page 4 has over half a column taken up with: "California Bandits" "Two Men Capture A Regular Station, Receive & Plunder the Stage, and Corral the Passengers".

The article begins: "... gives the subjoined account of the recent robbery of a stage by the notorious Vasquez and one other man..." with considerable detail on the robb... See More  

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693017

Marriage of Brigham Young's granddaughter...

Item #693017

May 08, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, May 8, 1874  Page 6 begins with: "Wedding IN Salt Lake" "Marriage of a Granddaughter Of Brigham Young" followed by all the details. 

The front page has: "Death Of A Victim of the Younger Brothers" which begins: "Capt. Lewis J. Lull, the detective sent out by Allan Pinkerton to look after the Younger brothers and other desperadoes in Sou... See More  

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699621

Winslow Homer print: "Gathering Berries"...

Item #699621

July 11, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY New York, July 11, 1874  Although there are many fine prints in this issue, certainly the most desired is the full page by noted artist Winslow Homer titled: "Gathering Berries".

The full front page shows: "A Kansas Land Office" and prints inside include: "A Boy's Dream of the 'Glorious Fourth' "; a full page by political cartooni... See More  

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697289

Santa Claus on his sleigh...

Item #697289

December 26, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1874  The full front page is a print: "Faith--Waiting for Santa Claus" showing a young girl waiting at the door of a toy store.

Inside has a nice full page: "Santa Claus is Coming!" showing Santa on his sleigh being pulled by 4 reindeer.

The great, tipped-in (no binding holes),  doublepage centerfold is: A Dream of a Christmas... See More  

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684491

A business-themed newspaper from San Francisco...

Item #684491
COMMERCIAL HERALD AND MARKET REVIEW, San Francisco, California, Feb. 15, 1877  As the title would suggest this newspaper has a wealth of business reporting and an incredible number of advertisements with the entire front page taken up with ads in addition to a large chart headed: "Wholesale Prices Current" with a wide variety of items.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor edg... See More  

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697293

Nast's Santa Claus about to come down the chimney...

Item #697293

January 01, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 1, 1876  Although there are several Christmas-themed print,  perhaps the best  is the  large doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast (considered the creator of the modern version of Santa Claus) captioned: "The Watch On Christmas Eve" showing two children sitting in anticipation, by a fireplace.

And equally as nice, and also by Thomas... See More  

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697286

Famous Thomas Nast Santa Claus print...

Item #697286

December 30, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 30, 1876  The full front page shows: "Christmas-Eve In A Light House". Inside has a fullpg: "Christmas Eve--Getting Ready For Santa Claus" "Christmas In A Fishing Smack" and a few others. But the prime Christmas print has to be the very nice full page Thomas Nast print: " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas" showing ... See More  

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697291

Famous Thomas Nast Santa Claus print...

Item #697291

December 30, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 30, 1876  The full front page shows: "Christmas-Eve In A Light House". Inside has a fullpg: "Christmas Eve--Getting Ready For Santa Claus" "Christmas In A Fishing Smack" and a few others.

But the prime Christmas print has to be the very nice full page Thomas Nast print: " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas" sh... See More  

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697365

Nast political cartoons...

Item #697365

March 09, 1878

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1878  The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned: "Crescit Sub Pondere Virtus." 

Inside has a full page Nast illus. entitled: "That Dollar"; a quarter-page portrait of: "Pope Leo XIII."; a half page: "Ice Boating at Madison, Wisconsin"; most of a tipped-in (no binding holes), doublepage... See More  

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695598

Famous title from San Francisco...

Item #695598

August 31, 1878

DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, Aug. 31, 1878  A typical newspaper of the day from this famous city.

Complete in 8 pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half. Nice condition.

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610666

Very early woman's suffrage newspaper...

Item #610666
WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Chicago & St. Louis, 1879  As noted at the top of the front page: "...devoted to the interests of Woman, to her educational, industrial, legal and political Equality and especially to her right of Suffrage." Editors listed include Julia Ward Howe, Lucy Stone, & Mary A. Livermore. Each issue contains numerous articles related to woman's suffra... See More  

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697269

Nice Thomas Nast Christmas centerfold...

Item #697269

January 04, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 4, 1879  The full front page is a nice Christmas-themed print by Thomas Nast, captioned: "Christmas Post" showing a boy mailing a letter to Santa Claus. The other great print is the doublepage centerfold, also by Thomas Nast, captioned: "Merry Christmas" which shows five young children hanging on a jolly Santa Claus.

Other prints in thi... See More  

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675614

The Apache Indian War... The Utes of Colorado...

Item #675614

October 17, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 17, 1879  The front page has: "A Formidable Apache War - Large Bodies of Well Armed Warriors in Morton" "This is followed by: "Terrible Apache Depredations in the Rio Grande Valley--A General War Opened--Volunteers Defeated--Forty People Murdered in the Last Five Days".

And this is followed guy: "The Colorado Utes" &quo... See More  

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649311

Collection of stamp collecting magazines...

Item #649311
(10) STAMP COLLECTING MAGAZINES: Lot of ten different titles from the 1880's & 1890's, all in nice condition, at least 4 pages each, most measuring about 4 by 7 inches.

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649238

Seven issues from the "Old West"...

Item #649238
A lot of seven "Old West" newspapers, each with a different title from California dating in the 1870's through 1890's. A nice opportunity for a mini-set of different "Wild West" titles at a bargain price. A wealth of both news reports and ads of the day. Keep in mind, issues from this period can be fragile and must be handled with care.

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649271

A great lot from the Old West, at a reduced price...

Item #649271
(10) A lot of ten "OLD WEST" newspapers from California, dating in the 1870's through 1890's, and priced at a bargain due to edge tears, mends, wear, etc. which makes them somewhat 2nd-rate. The set will contain at least 5 different titles, and no two issues will have the same date. A nice opportunity for a mini-set of different "Wild West" titles at a significantly red... See More  
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649312

A nice set for a science enthusiast...

Item #649312
(10) SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A lot of 10 issues dating from 1881 thru 1906.  Many photos and illustrations of the latest inventions and scientific improvements and gimmicks of the era. All are complete issues in nice condition.

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649278

Inventions of the late 1800's...

Item #649278
(15) SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A lot of 15 2nd-rate issues from 1880's and 1890's, containing many photos or illustrations, providing a nice look at the latest inventions and scientific improvements of the 19th century. Offered at a discount due to minor imperfections (slight staining, edge tears, library ink stamps, etc.) making them 2nd-rate.
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695597

First of this title we have offered...

Item #695597

March 05, 1881

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE, California, March 5, 1881  Our records indicate this is the first of this title we have offered in our 47 years, having come from the private collection.

San Luis Obispo is on the California Central Coast, about midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. A typical newspaper of the day with a great wealth of local advertisements amongst various news reports.

Eight... See More  

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691409

Death of President James Garfield...

Item #691409

September 21, 1881

CHRONICLE & NEWS, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sept. 21, 1881  First column heads announce: "A PEOPLE'S GRIEF!" "Mourning The Death of President Garfield" "Movements of the New President' "Last Sad Scene at Frsancklyn College!" "Arrangements for the Funeral!" "The Body to Lie in State in Washington" "Burial at Cleveland on Mo... See More  

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697300

Santa Claus distributing gifts...

Item #697300

December 16, 1882

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 16, 1882  The full front page is: "Abandoned". A very nice doublepage centerfold: "Visions of Christmas-Tide" has four scenes including a central print showing Santa Claus, with his bag of toys, distributing dolls to a children's hospital.

A few other Christmas-related prints as well.

Complete in 32 pages, nice condition... See More  

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699039

Apostle Wilford Woodruff's Sermon - Salt Lake City pre-Utah Statehood 1882 Newspaper...

Item #699039

December 18, 1882

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, (Utah Territory), June 10, 1882  The front page has 4 1/2 columns dedicated to: "Discourse by Apostle Wilford Woodruff Delivered In The Tabernacle, May 14th, 1882". The topics include: "Liberty of Conscience", "Man Accountable to God", "The Fall of Adam and Eve Preordained", "Redemption and Resurrecti... See More  

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692747

From Nebraska... A train robber captured...

Item #692747

March 15, 1883

THE LINCOLN DAILY NEWS, Nebraska, March 15, 1883  We seldom encounter Nebraska newspapers from during the Wild West era, but here is one. Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and this issue is dated from just 16 years after statehood.

Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers' notes that the only institution holding any issues of this title is the Nebraska Historical Society, an... See More  

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638736

Huge Santa Claus print on the front page...

Item #638736

November 29, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 29, 1883  Certainly the dominating image of the front page is the huge illustration of Santa Claus with his bag full of toys about to descend a chimney, an advertisement for a local store.

Ten pages, small address label in the masthead, very nice condition.

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693100

A buffalo hunt... Shooting on a passenger train...

Item #693100

September 15, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 15, 1884  The front page has a nearly half-column article: "Criminal Calendar" "Fatal Shooting Affray on a Passenger Train" with much detail.

Also on the front page: "A Kansas Desperado Lynched" "Fatally Stabbed" "Bigamist & Wife Murderer" "Found Murdered in the Woods" "Murdered with an Ax&qu... See More  

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649257

Salt Lake City title with a Mormon flair...

Item #649257
(5) DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, early 1880's  A lot of 5 issues, from several years before statehood with much local news of the day.  Articles with Mormon interest and perspective are sure to be found within each issue.  Typically 4 page issues, minor browning & dirtiness, but not pulpish.

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691233

From 1887 Florida, for the fruit industry...

Item #691233

August 29, 1887

THE FLORIDA DISPATCH, Jacksonville, August 29, 1887  Noted in the masthead: "Official Organ Of The Florida Fruit Growers' Assoc. & the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Growers' Protective Assoc." with the content, and the ads, focused on such.

Handsome masthead, 20 pages, 10 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, small binding slits at the spine, nice condition.

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700298

From the "heyday" of Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, New Jersey...

Item #700298

July 28, 1888

THE DAILY PRESS, Asbury Park & Ocean Grove, New Jersey, July 28, 1888 



* From this tourist mecca of the 19th century
* Famous hotels in illustrated ads


An interesting newspaper from these once-famous vacation meccas on the Jersey coast, containing various news of the day with an emphasis on tourism-related items. Page 2 has: "History of Asbury Park" taking ov
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697510

From the "heyday" of Asbury Park, New Jersey...

Item #697510

August 10, 1888

THE DAILY PRESS, Asbury Park New Jersey, July 23, 1891  An interesting newspaper from this once-famous vacation meccas on the Jersey coast, containing various news of the day with an emphasis on tourism-related items.

Page 3 features very nice illustrated advertisements for the famous hotels of the day: the Coleman House, The Ocean Hotel, and Hotel Brunswick. 

Four pages, some lig
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