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Very first issue of Leslie's Illustrated...

Item # 624487

December 15, 1855

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Dec. 15, 1855  This is the very first issue, volume one, number one, of what would become the first truly successful illustrated newspaper in America. Following on the heels of the Gleason's/Ballou's publication which lasted about 10 years, Leslie's would last for 65 years. The ftpg. features illustrations of "The Arctic Explorers" with additional related & unrelated illustrations within the 16 pages, including a "Map of the Three Proposed Pacific Railway Routes" & a nice fullpg: "Panorama of the Great Southern Pacific Railway". Plus the bkpg. includes a life-size print of "The Monster Mormon Grasshopper" with text as well (nearly 6 inches long!).
Also included--and very rarely found--is the four page "Supplement" with all of pages 2 & 3 taken up with: "A Bird's-Eye View of the Seat Of War" in Eastern Europe (see).
Sixteen pages plus the four page "Supplement" and in uncommonly nice condition with just a bit of minor margin wear.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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