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Details: 8pcs Collectible Antique Newspapers AMERICAN HISTORY & AMERICANA 1786-1857 Slavery Slaves Independent Gazetteer New York Tribune Tom & Jerry Circus West Point

This group features 8 antique newspapers dating between 1786 and 1857. The papers include: "The Independent Gazetteer: or, the Chronicle of Freedom" dated November 9, 1786; "The Weekly Museum" dated March 8, 1794; "The Democratic Press" dated September 12, 1823; "The Herald" dated October 22, 1836; "The Constitutionalist" dated July 8, 1840; "The Daily National Intelligencer" dated July 5, 1841; the "New-York Daily Tribune" dated October 19, 1842; and "The Saturday Evening Post" dated June 27, 1857.

Some notable passages include: a disturbing advertisement in "The Independent Gazetteer" of 1786 which reads "To be sold: A likely young negro wench, A registered slave, who has two male children, one four, and the other two years of age, which will be Sold with her or retained by her Master. She is a Compleat House Wench, and in perfect health, understands Cooking, Washing, Ironing, &c."; a notice in "The Democratic Press" of 1823 regarding a "Circus" performance by "Tom & Jerry or Life in London"; and a front page story about West Point printed in the 1841 issue of the "Daily National Intelligencer:"

Please attend our live sale to view these papers and other interesting ephemera in person.
Condition / Notes: These newspapers display a typical range of age and wear indications including marginal chipping, soiling, toning, and partial tears.

The stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $14.00

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8pcs Collectible Antique Newspapers AMERICAN HISTORY &

Estimate $70 - $200Apr 22, 2018