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172394

The Ohio Holy Stone...

Item #172394

September 01, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 1, 1860  Ftpg. has three small prints re: "The Ohio Holy Stone--Great Circular Mound Near Newark, Ohio". Two-thirds pg: "City of Damascus, Syria". Fullpg. shows fireworks upon completion of the Victoria Bridge in Montreal, Canada. Fullpg: "Durham & Devon Cows". Another print is: "Proposed New Parliament Buildings ... See More  

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654938

Trouble in the South... Nearing the Civil War...

Item #654938

November 16, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 16, 1860 



* Southern crisis - Secession options

* Abraham Lincoln as president elect




From a few months before the outbreak of the Civil War, the front page has: "The Southern Excitement" "Condition of Public Sentiment in the Slave States" "The Union Element Showing Itself". More similar reports on 4.

Eight pages, a little irregula... See More  

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206663

"Great Expectations" Collection I

Item #206663

November 24, 1860

Harper's Weekly, November 24, 1860 through December 29, 1860. This is a six-issue set (part 1) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed a... See More  

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598900

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

Item #598900

November 30, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 30, 1860 



* Pre Civil War tensions

* Religious sermons




The focus of this issue is on the secession of states from the Union, and religious unity under the heading of "Thanksgiving Day". The latter topic has a variety of sermons in New York City including: "Christ's Mission" by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher; "Christian Patriotism--Sermon... See More  

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651815

Last state-of-the-union address before the Civil War...

Item #651815

December 05, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 5, 1860 



* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address

* Much on tensions in the South




All of page 4 & a portion of pg. 5 are taken  up with the: "President's Message" signed in type by: James Buchanan. This was his annual state-of-the-union address, the last before the outbreak of the Civil War. Given the period, there is much c... See More  

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172424

Winslow Homer... The city of Washington...

Item #172424

December 15, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 15, 1860 Ftpg. shows: "The City of Washington from the Dome of the Capitol" as well as "The National Capitol at Washington". Halfpg: "Departure of the St. Louis Bridge for Kansas" & one by Winslow Homer: "Expulsion of Negroes & Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston" includes a related article mentioning Frederick Douglas... See More  

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655881

Case of noted fugitive slave John Anderson...

Item #655881

December 23, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 23, 1860 



* Extradition case of John Anderson

* Escaped slave charged w/ murder in Canada




The top of the first column has: "Exciting News From the South" "Threatening State of Affairs in Charleston, S.C." "Anticipated Capture of the Forts by the Populace" "Important Consultation of the President with Southern Senators" &quo... See More  

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656122

Alabama leaves the Union... Preparing for war...

Item #656122

December 27, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 27, 1860 



* Abraham Lincoln as president-elect

* Alabama secession from the Union

* Pre Civil War tensions over slavery




Among the ftpg. column heads: "THE DISUNION TROUBLES" "Tribulation Of the Administration" "An Enabling Bill for New Mexico with a Slavery Clause" "The South Carolina Commissioners in Washington" "Alaba... See More  

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655118

Preparing for the Civil War...

Item #655118

December 31, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 31, 1860 



* Fort Sumter diagram

* Charleston, South Carolina

* Southern tensions




The front page features a nice map headed: "THE CHARLESTON FORTIFICATIONS. Topographical Sketch of Fort Sumpter". The first column has related headlines including: "The Revolutionary Crisis" "Important From the South" "Special Message of the Preside... See More  

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637195

Chattahoochee Arsenal... Fort Sumter... Star of the West...

Item #637195

January 14, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, January 14, 1861  Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange... See More  

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654859

From shortly before it becoming a Confederate city...

Item #654859

January 16, 1861

DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., Jan. 16, 1861



* Rare antebellum title

* Secession ?




From this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city. Page 2 items include: "The Armament of North Carolina" "Payment of Duties in Seceding States" "Munitions of War" "Letter from General Lane" "Flag Raising! Secession & Southern Rights!!" "Illinois De... See More  

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616536

Prelude to the Civil War... Georgia to secede... Much more...

Item #616536

January 19, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1861 



* Southern secession

* Fort Sumter tensions

* Prelude to the Civil War




Among the one column heads on the ftpg. are: "The National Troubles" "Animated Debate on the Kansas Bill" "Passage of the Army Bill in Committee of the Whole" "Latest Dispatches from the South" "Declaration of the Georgia Convention in Favo... See More  

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656547

Very rare front page slave auction print...

Item #656547

January 26, 1861

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Jan. 26, 1861  A very rare issue as the front page has a terrific print captioned: "Annual Sale and Hiring of Slaves at Montgomery, Ala." accompanied with an article of the same heading.

Only rarely were slave auction prints put in newspapers of the day, and this is great in that it is on the front page. Compounding the rarity is this being an uncommon ti... See More  

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671471

Abraham Lincoln's position... Fugitive slave case...

Item #671471

January 30, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 30, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln about to change America



Near the top of the front page is: "Important From Springfield" "The Position Of the President Elect" noting in part: "...stating that Mr. Lincoln had written to his Congressional friends recommending conciliatory measures...country may rest assured that in Abraham Lincoln they have a Repub... See More  

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620635

Abraham Lincoln's position...

Item #620635

January 30, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 30, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln about to change America



Near the top of the front page is: "Important From Springfield" "The Position Of the President Elect" noting in part: "...stating that Mr. Lincoln had written to his Congressional friends recommending conciliatory measures...country may rest assured that in Abraham Lincoln they have a Repub... See More  

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606331

The fugitive slave John Anderson... Seceding from the Union...

Item #606331

February 04, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 4, 1861 



* John Anderson - fugitive slave

* Pre Civil War Southern tensions




Inside has: "A Southern Diarist" "Later From California" "Arrival of the Pony Express" "News From Kansas" "Movements of Mr. Lincoln" "The Case of the Fugitive Anderson", the latter concerning the trial of the famed fugitive slave... See More  

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172440

The Alabama delegation secedes from the Union...

Item #172440

February 09, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 9, 1861  The full front page is a print of: "The Seceding Alabama Delegation In Congress" showing nine men. Text on the men takes over half of page 2.

Other prints within include: "Captain J. G. Foster, Engineer Corps U.S.A., On Duty at Fort Sumter" "Arrival of the United States Steam Sloop 'Niagara' At Jeddo, Japan, with t... See More  

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660625

Much on Lincoln as he heads to Washington...

Item #660625

February 18, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 18, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln as the president elect

* His journey to Washington D.C.




Among the front page column heads are: "Arrival of President Davis at Montgomery" "Southern Rights and Institutions to be Maintained at All Hazards"  "The Southern Confederacy".

Page 4 has much on Abraham Lincoln, including many comments on the e... See More  

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150906
Item #150906

February 22, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, February 22, 1861. Page two has: "Important Decision" "The Slave-trader--Evidence--Presumptions" which is about a district court case, "The United States, vs. The Bark Kate and Her Cargo".

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660540

John Anderson the fugitive slave... "headsman of the Tower" will not be replaced...

Item #660540

March 09, 1861

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 9, 1861 



* Extradition case of John Anderson

* Canada West escaped slave w/ print




“The Fugitive Anderson” on page 3 is about John Anderson, the famous fugitive slave who escaped to Canada evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer who intended to legally recapture Anderson and send him back into his... See More  

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621196

John Anderson the fugitive slave... "headsman of the Tower" will not be replaced...

Item #621196

March 09, 1861

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 9, 1861  “The Fugitive Anderson” on page 3 is about John Anderson, the famous fugitive slave who escaped to Canada evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer who intended to legally recapture Anderson and send him back into his master’s custody. Anderson lived and worked in Canada West from 1854 to A... See More  

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643015

The Oneida Community explains itself... Front page print...

Item #643015

March 22, 1861

THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, March 22, 1861



* Pre Civil War era

* Oneida Community print




The front page features a very nice print of a "Community Dwelling at Oneida", plus most of the front page is taken up with explaining to the curious just what the Oneida Community is all about, including many subheads such as: "Religious Foundation & Principles" "Social ... See More  

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172452

The Civil War in Texas... The Alamo...

Item #172452

March 23, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1861  The front page is taken up with: "Major Anderson's Command at Fort Sumter" which includes 9 officers, one of whom is "Capt. A. Doubleday". Other prints inside include: "Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina" "Surrender of Ex-General Twiggs, Late of the United States Army, to the Texan Troops in the ... See More  

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648536

History is about to be made...

Item #648536

March 29, 1861

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 29, 1861 



* From the origin of the Civil War just prior to the outbreak



South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just two weeks after the date of this issue.

The front page has: "United States Army & Navy News&q... See More  

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172456

Military scenes in Florida: preparing for the Civil War...

Item #172456

April 06, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 6, 1861  The full front page is a print of: "Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary Of State" taken from a Brady photograph. Inside includes a two-thirds page vertical print of: "The United States Gun-boat 'Wyandotte' Firing a Salute on Washington's Birthday in Pensacola Harbor", plus a nearly half page of: "The Flag-Staff B... See More  

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661673

Two slave prints...

Item #661673

April 06, 1861

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Apr. 6, 1861 



* Great slave auction illustration

* Pre Civil War South - rare




Most of a page is taken up with a print: "The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Baltimore, Md." and "Slaves For Sale: A Scene in New Orleans", both showing slaves dressed in formal attire. A related article: "The Dandy Slave" begins: "Whenever a n... See More  

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172458

Preparations for Civil War...

Item #172458

April 13, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 13, 1861  The front page has a print of: "Mrs. General Gaines" as well as a view of "Point Isabella, Texas, with the 'Daniel Webster' sailing with U.S. Troops on Board". The doublepage centerfold shows six "American Home Scenes", which includes prints of "The Applecut" "The Dance" "Quilting&quo... See More  

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172460

Great navy-themed centerfold...

Item #172460

April 20, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1861  The front page shows: "Hon. Charles F. Adams, U.S. Minister to England" as well as a view of: "The Confederate Batteries Opposite Fort Pickens, Florida". Inside has a full page 5 panel print of: "Commander Dahlgren, U.S.N. and the Dahlgren Gun", and a full page of: "The Washington Navy-Yard With Shad Fisheries I... See More  

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663392

President Jackson's farewell address...

Item #663392

April 25, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861  Among the interesting articles are: "Negro Insurrection" "Order & Drill in Camp Jackson" "President Jackson's Farewell Address to the People of the United States" is signed in type: Andrew Jackson and takes 1 1/2 pages; "War News!" "Organization & Parts of the Army" and much more.

Eight ... See More  

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599021

General Scott offered command of the Rebel Army...

Item #599021

April 25, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, April 25, 1861  Among the front page one column headlines are: "NEWS OF THE WAR" "Condition of Affairs at the National Capital" "The New York and Massachusetts Troops there" "Gen. Beauregard Reconnoitering" "Jeff. Davis Said to be at Richmond" "General Scott Offered Command of the Rebel Army" "The Virginians Thre... See More  

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666464

President Jackson's farewell address...

Item #666464

April 25, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861  Among the interesting articles are: "Negro Insurrection" "Order & Drill in Camp Jackson" "President Jackson's Farewell Address to the People of the United States" is signed in type: Andrew Jackson and takes 1 1/2 pages; "War News!" "Organization & Parts of the Army" and much more.

Eight ... See More  

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206675

"Great Expectations" Collection V...

Item #206675

May 11, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1861 through June 15, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 5) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed ... See More  

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172466

Many Civil War related prints...

Item #172466

May 11, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1861  The front page has prints of: "Colonel Ellsworth of the Fire Zouaves" and "Colonel Wilson of Wilson's Brigade" with related text.

Inside has many war-related prints including: "View of Fort McHenry, Baltimore" "The Burning of the Bridge at Canton, Maryland, by the Mob" "The Rendezvous of the Virgini... See More  

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602835

Much war-related content...

Item #602835

May 23, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 23, 1861  Among the front page reports are: 'Very Disgraceful Treatment of the Volunteers" "Letter from Gen. Frost" "Interesting Letter from Mr. Vallandigham" "Relief for Volunteers". Among the items inside include: 'Terrible Times in Ward Townsbip! Exodus of Negroes!" "...Letter from Gen. Harney" "... See More  

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172476

Murder of Ellsworth... Events in Virginia & Florida...

Item #172476

June 15, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 15, 1861  Most of the front page is a three-part print captioned: "Secessionist Prisoner Captured at Alexandria--The Marshall House at Alexandria" with some ftpg. text headed: "The Murder of Ellsworth".

Three-quarters of a page shows: "Company of Secession Cavalry Surrendering to Colonel Wilcox of the First Michigan Regiment, in Fr... See More  

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206678

"Great Expectations" Collection VI

Item #206678

June 21, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 22, 1861 through August 3, 1861. This is a seven-issue set (part 6) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed at www... See More  

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172484

Great slave auction print... Winslow Homer print...

Item #172484

July 13, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 13, 1861 The front page features: 'Battle of Boonville, Missouri' and smaller illustrations of: "Brigadier-General Lyon, U.S.A." and "The late Captain Ward". Inside the issue is a full page: 'The Cabinet at Washington' showing Abraham Lincoln and the others. Also featured is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Crew of U.S. ... See More  

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172490

Scenes of the Battle of Bull Run...

Item #172490

August 03, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 3, 1861  The front page features two prints on the Civil War, captioned: "The Death of the Rebel General Garnett, at the Battle of Laurel Hill" and "Bringing in the Misses Scott as Prisoners to Fall's Church, Va." with a related article.

Inside includes a print of "Major-General McClellan", a nearly half pg: "Presenta... See More  

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556764

Bull Run....

Item #556764

August 10, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York City, August 10, 1861.



* Dug Springs MO

* re. Battle of Bull Run

* African slave trade




This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration.



Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are:



* THE REBELLION

* Important From Fortress Monroe

* Total Destruction of Hampton by the Rebels

* Threatened
... See More  

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637188

New Orleans during the Confederacy...

Item #637188

October 19, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 19, 1861  Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues fro... See More  

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653809

From the Confederacy... Battle of Ball's Bluff

Item #653809

November 05, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 5, 1861 



* Battle of Ball's Bluff

* Capital of Confederacy




Among front page items are: "Northern War News--The Great Naval Expedition--General Butler on the Recruiting Service..." "Secretary Cameron's Order Concerning Slave Deserters" and other subheads. Inside has: "Army Of The Potomac" 'From Norfolk&qu... See More  

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651610

Battle of Belmont, Missouri... re: Captain Nathaniel Gordon...

Item #651610

November 10, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 10, 1861 



* Battle of Belmont, Missouri

* Captain Gordon convicted - appeals for a new trial




Among the front page one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Reported Landing of the Expedition" "The Rebels  Drives Out of  their Batteries on the Rappahannock" "Additional Particulars of the Battle ... See More  

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172520

General Fremont... his bridge... his march... Hampton Roads...

Item #172520

November 16, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 16, 1861  Full front page is a print captioned: "Last Meeting Between General Scott and the Cabinet" which shows Lincoln among them.

Other prints inside include: "The Great Expedition--General Sherman Giving His Final Orders to His Brigadier-Generals on Board the 'Wabash' " "Consultation Between General Viele & the ... See More  

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172524

General Halleck leads the army in Missouri...

Item #172524

November 30, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 30, 1861  The entire front page is taken up with a print captioned: "Major-General Halleck, U.S.A., Commanding Our Army In Missouri". Inside has a small map of: "Fernandina, Florida"; a full page with two prints of: "Headquarters of General Wright at Fort Walker, Hilton Head, South Carolina, formerly Those of General Drayton of ... See More  

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654257

Much Civil War news from the Confederacy...

Item #654257

December 06, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 6, 1861  Among the front page reports are: "Army of The Potomac" "A Spirited Letter from a Virginia Lady to a Lincoln Hireling" which is interesting reading (see); "Culpeper Hospital" "More Evidence of the Lincoln Tyranny in Maryland" .

Inside pages include: "War Matters--Progress of Affairs at the South&qu... See More  

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596252

Slave-catching by soldiers...

Item #596252

December 13, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 13, 1861  Page 5 has: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "Slave-Catching by Soldiers" "The New Fugitive Slave Law" "The Confiscation Bill Safe" "The Case of Commander Poor" "Traitors in the Land Office Yet". Page 4 has: "Arming Negroes" and other war news.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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172528

A slave map of Georgia...

Item #172528

December 14, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 14, 1861  The entire front page is taken up with: "A Chart Map Of Georgia, Showing The Percentage of Slaves In Each County." Inside has a full page with seven: "Scenes in & Around Beaufort, South Carolina"; another page has 3 prints of: "The Stone Fleet on its Way to the Southern Coast"; a full page with 3 prints: "... See More  

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172532

Fort Pickens and Charleston...

Item #172532

December 28, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 28, 1861  The full front page is taken up with: "Union Refugees From Western Missouri Coming Into St. Louis". Other prints inside include: "Entrance to Fort Pickens, Facing Fort Barancas, After Two Days' Bombardment" "Northern Row of Guns at Fort Pickens..." "Bird's-Eye View of Fort Pickens During the Bombardme... See More  

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151887

Famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #151887
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, MA 1861-65 (with minor water-staining or other minor imperfections which make them somewhat 2nd-rate)



* Ornate masthead

* Anti-Slavery Title

* edited by William Lloyd Garrison



See the photo below for the terrific masthead of this famous anti-slavery title. The ornate woodcut in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds ... See More  

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$60.00
214122

Famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #214122
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, 1861-65 (first rate)  See the photo below for the terrific masthead of this famous anti-slavery title. The ornate woodcut in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds of the oppressors, and a family about to depart for their journey to emancipation. Much of the content concerns slavery and the anti-slavery movement. Edited... See More  

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$80.00
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