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669274

An improved fish hook, and a folding bed...

Item #669274

November 23, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 23, 1867  A wealth of interesting articles and illustrations on the latest in scientific improvements of the year.

Among those shown are: "Lenhart's Spring Fish Hook" "Bowlus' Lay-Down Fence" "Woodside's Patent Folding Bedstead" and more.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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173148

Two Homer prints... Halloween print...

Item #173148

November 23, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 23, 1867  Halloween-related prints are very difficult to find in Harper's Weekly, but here is a nice one on the front page: "The Pumpkin Effigy" which shows a carved jack-o-lantern.

Halfpg: "Sculling Race on the Monongahela River" & smaller print: "Weston, the Pedestrian, on the Road". "Drew Theological Seminary, ... See More  

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577249

Band Saw...

Item #577249

November 30, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 30, 1867. This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following prints: BAND SAW - CAM ENGINE - STORAGE TRUNK - SAW TEETH - BOILER REGULATOR & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the normal things we use today... See More  

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200390

Cotton seed planter...

Item #200390

December 14, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 14, 1867  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: COTTON SEED PLANTER - RAILROAD SWITCH - EDUCATIONAL APPARATUS - BUCKET WHEEL & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in t... See More  

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173162

Winslow Homer print... Wall Street...

Item #173162

January 11, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 11, 1868  Great full front page print: "The Pioneer" is by A. R. Ward. The feature print of this issue would be the nice, full page by the famed artist Winslow Homer: "Art Students & Copyists in the Louvre Gallery".

A half page print: "The Angola Railroad Disaster - The Rear Car Jumping From the Track" and two additiona... See More  

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173164

The Clerkenwell Prison outrage...

Item #173164

January 18, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1868  The front page features a 2/3 page illustration of "Ruins of the Wall of Clerkenwell Prison, London, Immediately After the Explosion" (which was in regards to Michael Barrett's efforts to free Richard O'Sullivan-Burke). Inside are two 1/2 page illustrations pertaining to "First and Second Floors - A Study for Bachelors.&q... See More  

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173168

Ulysses S. Grant... Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase...

Item #173168

February 01, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 1, 1868  The front page features a 1/2 page illustration 'A Local Item.' A full page illustration 'The British Ship 'Galatea' in a Cyclone in the Indian Ocean.'  Great doublepage centerfold: 'Chief Justice & Associate Justices of the Supreme Court' is displayable, showing Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase & the o... See More  

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647960

Leaning Tower of Pisa in detail...

Item #647960

February 29, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 29, 1868  The front page has "The New Suspension Bridge over the Cumberland, at Nashville, Tenn." with an accompanying article.  Also on the front cover and continuing inside is "Editorial Correspondence" which is a detailed article on the Leaning Tower of Pisa. No illustrations are included. Inside the issue is: "Turning a... See More  

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671237

The latest improvement on the bicycle...

Item #671237

August 19, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 19, 1868  Inside is an article: "Improvement in the Velocipede" accompanied by a print of "Hanlons' Patent Improved Velocipede", an early model of a bicycle. 

Other interesting illustrations and articles on the latest inventions & improvements of the day.

Sixteen pages, library stamps at some of the prints, otherwise good ... See More  

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589570

Velocipede...

Item #589570

August 19, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 19, 1868



* Hanlons' Patent Improved Velocipede, with image



An inside page has a nice article, "Improvement in the Velocipede", which is accompanied by a 4 3/4 inch square print, "Hanlons' Patent Improved Velocipede".  Other interesting inventions and period advertising are present throughout.



Complete in 16 pages, meas... See More  

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173244

"Boys in Blue"... Lifesaving... The Life of a Trapper'...

Item #173244

October 17, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 17, 1868 The front page features a nice half-page illustration "The 'Boys in Blue' Marching Down Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, October 2, 1868" and a smaller "Mass Meeting of the 'Boys in Blue' in Front of Independence Hall, Philadelphia, October 1, 1868". Also inside is a nice full page 'Grand Procession of the Boys i... See More  

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648921

Suspension bridge over the Hudson...

Item #648921

October 28, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 28, 1868  The front page has "Francis' Car Heating and Ventilating Apparatus" and "Nagle's Patent Expanding Mandrel" with accompanying articles. Within the issue is "The Joy Patent Steam Hammer"; "Suspension Bridge Over The Hudson"; and additional articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages
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657811

Perry and Goddard's perpetual revolver...

Item #657811

November 18, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 18, 1868



* Perry & Goddard's perpetual revolver
 
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "The Perry and Goddard 'Double Header,' or 'Perpetual Revolver'", and "Double Seated Lock Safety Valve".
... See More  

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204945

Brick & tile machine...

Item #204945

November 25, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 25, 1868  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following: BRICK & TILE MACHINE - WAGON BRAKE - CARRIAGE POLE - STEAM PUMP & more. These illustrations also have related text.

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644251

Washing Machine...

Item #644251

December 02, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 2, 1868. The front page features "Reynolds' Steam Condensing and Water Elevating Engine". Inside the issue are: "Selfridge's Patent Washing Machine"; "Gear's Variety Planing and Molding Machine"; "Hattan's Patent Fireplace"; "Dimock's Thermo-Annuciator"; and additional illustrations, artic... See More  

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649006

The bicycle..

Item #649006

February 13, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 13, 1869  The front page has "The Gerner Patent Boiler" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Douglas' Patent Hay Loader"; "Appegate's Patent Cart Catch"; "Notes on the Velocipede"; "Weston's Patent Improved Centrifugal"; and additional illustrations, articles and advertisements
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173284

Indian burial on Deer Creek near Fort Laramie... The country doctor...

Item #173284

March 06, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 6, 1869 The front page is a nice displayable illustration entitled "The Country Doctor" which shows him having arrived at a woman's home on horseback. A half-page illustration with related article "Mr. Paul Du Chaillu Lecturing to the Young Folks of Boston", the celebrated African explorer. A half-page illustration "Grand ... See More  

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173286

View of Washington D.C....

Item #173286

March 13, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 13, 1869 The front page is a full page entitled 'Hurrah for Grant!'. Inside a full page by Thomas Nast: 'The Political Death of Bogus Caesar'. The doublepage centerfold is a nice view of "Washington City, D.C." A full page illustration is "Landing Arms for the Patriot Forces on the Coast of Cuba". A page features two articles... See More  

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564387

Velocipede...

Item #564387

March 13, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, from New York, dated March 13, 1869. A primary reporting article in this issue is of "The Topliff and Ely Adjustable Velocipede" which features three illustrations.



This is a complete issue in 16 pages measuring approximately 11 x 16 inches and does contain an archival mend on the page of the velocipede and a small piece missing in the left margin area of the fron... See More  

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631955

Hand-crank velocipede...

Item #631955

March 27, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 27, 1869  The front page has "Maurice's Patent Autographic Press" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Davis' Patent Culinary Steam Generator"; "Samuels' Patent Hand Crank Velocipede"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, a couple non-archival ... See More  

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222793

Suspension bridge over the Ohio River...

Item #222793

April 03, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 3, 1869 



* Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River
* Kerosene lamp



This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "Soule's Simultaneous-Movement Velocipede", "Suspension Bridge Over the Ohio River, Connecting Ohio With Kentuck
... See More  

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671236

The bicycle...

Item #671236

April 10, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 10, 1869  This title has illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day. Featured are: "Progress of the Velocipede" which shows a novel bicycle. Also: "Conarroe's Buckeye Ditching Machine" "Little's Stove Funnel Cap and Ventilator" and "Gross' Patent Combined Letter Opener"
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616308

The bicycle...

Item #616308

April 10, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 10, 1869  This 16 page issue contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "Progress of the Velocipede", "Conarroe's Buckeye Ditching Machine", "Little's Stove Funnel Cap and Ventilator", and "Gross' Patent Combined Letter Opener" and additional illust
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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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695811

Bicycle Brake... Steam Boiler... Mid-1800's inventions...

Item #695811

May 01, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, May 1, 1869 The most collectible content is "MONOD'S IMPROVED BICYCLE BRAKE", which includes related illustrations. Also present are illustrations and details related to:  "...STEAM BOILER", a non-explosive Kerosene lamp, and more. See images for details.

Complete in 16 pages, a slight mid-fold, minor edge tear in the upper margin region of each p... See More  

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206545

Improvement in Three-Wheeled Velocipedes...

Item #206545

May 08, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, May 8, 1869, from New York. This issue contains the following prints, articles, and/or ads: Van Guysling's Patent Rail Chair and Support; Pallissard's Walking Support for Infants; Improvement in Three-Wheeled Velocipedes; Centenary of the Steam Engine - James Watt; and other articles. See photos for details.... See More  

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173302

Spiritual photography...

Item #173302

May 08, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1869 The front page includes nine illustrations of "Spiritual Photography." Inside is a 1/4 page illustration of "Jacques Offenbach, the French Composer of 'Opera Bouffe'." Two small illustrations of "The Garrote" and "The Prisoner's Seat" along with a halfpage illustration of "Execution by Garroting of ... See More  

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204486

Early tricycle...

Item #204486

May 15, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 15, 1869  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: TRICYCLE - VACUUM PAN - DRAIN-TILE MACHINE & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the norma... See More  

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647218

Very unusual bicycle "improvement"...

Item #647218

May 29, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 29, 1869  The front page features an interesting print of a rather wacky bicycle called: "White's Improved Bicycle" which has a related article: "A New Style of Velocipede". Obviously it never caught on.

Many other articles & prints of inventions & improvements of the day. Complete in 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed, minima... See More  

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671197

Very early bicycle prints...

Item #671197

June 12, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York June 12, 1869  The front page has a very nice & curious print captioned: "Sturdy and Young's Circular Velocipede" with a related front page article titled: "Improved Combination Pleasure Velocipede". An inside page also has a print of: "Price's Improved Bicycle" with a related article as well.

Sixteen pages, nice conditi... See More  

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633919

Carpet stretcher...

Item #633919

June 26, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York,  June 26, 1869 The front cover has "Nichol's Improved Shears" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Watch Protector"; "Tichenor's Improved Inhaler"; "Weaver's Carpet Stretcher and Fastener"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, a little lite staining on ... See More  

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173318

Baseball: the Red Stocking Club...

Item #173318

July 03, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1869  The front page features an article on "Henry J. Raymond" with a large illustration of him. A fullpage illustration "Peace - Finale, Boston, June, 1869".

Perhaps the best print is a very nice half page: 'The Picked Nine of the Red Stocking Baseball Club, Cincinnati' showing ten players in uniform with some equipment.

An... See More  

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173320

Winslow Homer Print... Liberty Bell...

Item #173320

July 10, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 10, 1869  The front full page illustration is of "The Memory of Seventy-Six." Inside is a full page illustration by Thomas Nast entitled "All hail and Farewell to the Pacific Railroad." A quarterpage illustration "Liberty Bell" also has an accompany article. A halfpage illustration of "British Troops Firing on the Citizens... See More  

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173322

Multiple Gettysburg scenes... dedication of monument...

Item #173322

July 17, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 17, 1869  The front page features a full page illustration entitled "Uninvited Guests", by J C Beard. Another fullpage illustration is "Summer". Nearly halfpage : 'Capture of the Cuban Expedition in Long Island Sound'. The "Welcome Stranger" article is about the largest gold nugget found and features an illustration of ... See More  

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649004

Lifesaving apparatus...

Item #649004

July 17, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 17, 1869  The front page has "Wedeking & Dueberg's Improved Brick Kiln" with accompany article. Within the issue is: "Patent Life-Saving Apparatus"; "Buell's Velocipede Spring"; "Larkin's Nursing Table"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, slight irregular l... See More  

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173324

The champion bat presented to the Cincinnati Red Stockings baseball team...

Item #173324

July 24, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 24, 1869 Fullpg. includes 5 scenes of Gettysburg, most re. the battlefield. Great doublepage centerfold: 'The Lobby Of the House Of Commons', nearly halfpg. illus: 'Presentation of a Champion Bat to the 'Red Stocking' Base-Ball Club, Cincinnati' with the bat being about 20 ft. long.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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173332

The Great Whiskey Conflagration in Philadelphia...

Item #173332

August 21, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1869  This issue features a great full front page of the 'Great Whiskey Conflagration in Philadelphia, on the Night of August 4, 1869' shows firemen fighting a fire.  There are four small illustrations showing the phases on "The Eclipse." There is a half page illustration 'Harvesting on the Battlefield of Bull Run'. A fu... See More  

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173340

Long Branch... Mauch Chunk...

Item #173340

September 18, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 18, 1869 The front page illustration is of the 'New Mercantile Library Building, San Francisco, California'. A full page illustration is of 'Plaza De Armas, Havana, Showing the Captain-General's Palace.' Two half page illustrations are 'Boat House of the London Rowing Club on the Thames' and "The Crab-Tree Inn, on the Thames... See More  

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684757

Pair of issues: criticizing astrology, with an astrologer's response...

Item #684757

October 01, 1869

BROUGHTON'S MONTHLY PLANET READER AND ASTROLOGICAL JOURNAL, Philadelphia, Oct., Nov., Dec., 1869 

Also: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 29, 1869 



The former was a fascinating and very unusual newspaper of small-size themed on predicting what would happen in the future--great to read in hindsight.

The feature article, which takes all of pages 1 thru 5, is headed: "A Reply... See More  

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180044

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

Item #180044
(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... See More  

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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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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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631900

Inventions of the day...

Item #631900

March 12, 1870

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 12, 1870  The front page has "Viaduct on the Paris and Orleans Railway, France" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Measurement of Power -- Emerson's Dynamometer"; "Testing the Power of Turbine Water Wheels"; "Jerome B. King's Self-adjusting Double Washer"; and more illustrations, articles... See More  

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634501

Very unique wheeling skates...

Item #634501

March 19, 1870

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1870  The front cover has "Thomas L. Luder's Pedespeed" and "Clark's Multiplying-Pressure Fan Blower" with accompanying articles. Inside the issue is: "Products of the Pine Forest"; "Russell's Support For Mill Spindles"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, ... See More  

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634570

Early inventions...

Item #634570

May 14, 1870

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 14, 1870  The front cover has "Ames' Portable Engine for Agricultural Use" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Improvements in Welding Metal Plates"; "Obituary - Zerah Colburn, Engineer, and Leading Writer of Engineering Papers"; "Geer's Improved Cherry Stoner"; and more articles, illustrations ... See More  

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637495

Proposed bridge over the British Channel...

Item #637495

May 21, 1870

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 21, 1870  The front cover has "Newell's Oscillating Sofa, Table and Couch for Vessels" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Deep-Sea Piers for a Proposed Bridge to Cross the British Channel"; "Komp's Combined Punching and Eyelet-Inserting Machine"; "Leonard's Tool Holder and Grindstone Dressing Ma... See More  

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649005

Railroad turntable...

Item #649005

August 13, 1870

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 13, 1870  The front page has "Greenleaf's Improved Turn-Table" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Austin's Improved Shingle Machine"; "Lull's Friction Clutch"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, in nice condition.

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173438

Race for the Queen's Cup...

Item #173438

August 27, 1870

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 27, 1870 Front 2/3 pg. illus. of "King William I. of Prussia at the Head of His Army." Inside: A 1/3 pg. illus. of "View of the City of Strasbourg." Three small portraits of "Louis II. of Bavaria, General Steinmetz, and M. Benedetti." 1/3 pg. illus. of "The Fortification of Metz-The Porte Des Allemands." Also, a 1/2 pg. ... See More  

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173442

Thomas Nast prints...

Item #173442

September 10, 1870

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York,  September 10, 1870  The front page features two 1/2 page illustrations entitled "View of Weissenburg" and "View of Saarbruck." Inside are several small illustrations pertaining to "From Ems to Berlin." Doublepage centerfold of "The Battle of Gravelotte, Fought Thursday, August 18, 1870." Two full page illustrations e... See More  

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223294

New York State Capital in 1870...

Item #223294

October 15, 1870

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 15, 1870.



* New York State Captial


This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions/prints: New York State Capital Building - Stump Extractor - Spring Bed - Surface Planer & More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Ve
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