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Uriah Levy's death report... John Wilkes Booth perfoms on stage...
Item # 675334
March 24, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 24, 1862 Perhaps the most notable content is the very brief, but historic page 3 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, War of 1812 hero, and credited for abolishing the disciplinary procedure of flogging. He also became the owner of Jefferson's Monticello and use personal funds for restoration work.
Also of special note, page 2 contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of Hamlet at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.
See the photo for the complete ad. It's always terrific to find reports of notables in history--both famous and infamous--before they would become more widely known to the world.
Various repoerts on the Civil War, including a back page map headed: "The Attack Upon Island No. 10".
Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.