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672294

Battle of Pea Ridge, and much more...

Item #672294

March 29, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 29, 1862  The full front page shows: "A Thrilling Scene in East Tennessee --Colonel Fry and the Union Men Swearing by the Flag". Other prints inside include a dramatic fullpg: "The Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas--the Final Advance of Our Troops" and "Columbus, Kentucky, After the Rebel Evacuation" and "Fort Clinch, Fernand... See More  

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671033

View of Chattanooga...

Item #671033

September 08, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 8, 1866  Inside has a full page print: "Chattanooga, Tennessee, From Lookout Mountain". Other prints include: "Bacon's Castle, Surry, Virginia" "The Steamer Wyoming on the Banks" & other scenes near Long Branch, New Jersey; "Great Conflagration at Jersey City...Destruction of the Petroleum Docks Adjoining the... See More  

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$41.00
670872

Jacob Furth, a notable Jew...

Item #670872

December 21, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 21, 1893 

Of special note is an article: "Notable Jews--Jacob Furth" which includes a photo of him & an article on his life.

The ftpg. has an illus: "Opera In New York" & inside has a nice full page: "The Work of the Salvation Army in the Slums of New York" which shows a Christmas tree. Other prints & p... See More  

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670769

The Medicine Lodge Treaty...

Item #670769

November 16, 1867

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Nov. 16, 1867 



* Treaty (treaties) of Medicine Lodge



The prime content concerns the Medicine Lodge Treaty, taking all of page 5 and includes 4 prints, the largest captioned: "Council of the Arapahoe & Comanche Indians on Medicine Lodge Creek, Arkansas...". The others show: "Comanche Indians on the Way to the Great Co... See More  

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$77.00
670731

Bull Run... "The Surrey Eleven" cricket team...

Item #670731

August 31, 1861

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, August 31, 1861 



* The Surrey eleven cricket team portrait

* Battle of Bull Run - Manassas (in America)




Inside has: "The Surrey Eleven" with a full page portrait of the cricket team.

Another full-page print has: "The Civil War In America: Engagement Between The 71st New York And An Alabama Regiment At The Battle Of Bull Run".

Othe... See More  

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$53.00
669902

Six issues of a failed publishing venture by P.T. Barnum...

Item #669902

March 05, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, 1853 



* Published by P. T. Barnum



A lot of six different issues of this scarce title, all from the first 6 months of its existence.

P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This ... See More  

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$69.00
669882

First mention of skiing in an American newspaper? Barnum's paper...

Item #669882

March 19, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 19, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues.

Although an illustrated newspaper, perhaps the most nota... See More  

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$125.00
668545

Prints from the West before the Civil War... Nebraska and Kansas...

Item #668545

June 21, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, June 21, 1856 Near the back is a full page with 3 scenes headed: "The Nebraska and Kansas Territory" with the prints captioned: "Ancient Bluff Ruins, Nebraska", "Settlers Entering Nebraska, Pappea Creek" and "Steamer Passing Baton Rouge, Nebraska".

There is a related article on the back page.

Complete in 24 pages, very... See More  

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668540

The original Westminster Clock Tower bell...

Item #668540

September 13, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Sept. 13, 1856  Certainly the most noteworthy print is that of what we know as the original "Big Ben", the largest of the bells in the Westminster clock tower. Although technically Big Ben is just the bell, the name is often used for the iconic clock tower.

This bell would crack before being mounted in the clock tower requiring another to be ca... See More  

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668032

Lincoln accepts the Republican nomination for President... The slave ship Wildfire...

Item #668032

May 22, 1860

NEW-YORK HERALD, May 22, 1860  



* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination

* Republican National Convention in Chicago

* Slaver ship "Wildfire" - slavery - slaves




Page 3 has a report with column heads: "Mr. Lincoln's Acceptance of the Republican Nomination For President"  being a very historic item although inconspicuously reported, indicating ... See More  

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$90.00
667793

Item from Sojourner Truth...

Item #667793

March 11, 1882

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1882 



* Sojourner Truth

* Black Woman

* Woman's Activist




Perhaps the most interesting item in this issue is just a small, inconspicuous item on page 3 under the "Personal" column reading: "Sojourner Truth writers to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, in reference to recent published paragraphs of her having a fine home, and he... See More  

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667757

A very early baseball board game...

Item #667757

December 08, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 8, 1866  The full front page has 3 prints of: "Laying the Corner Stone of the New Masonic Temple at Baltimore, Maryland.

Inside has a fascinating halfpg. print of: "The New & Beautiful Parlor Divertisement of Base-Ball." showing a family playing a board game themed on baseball. There is also a related article: "The Parlor... See More  

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$169.00
667696

The whipping of a Negro girl in the South...

Item #667696

August 21, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 21, 1867



* Whipping of a Negro girl in North Carolina

* Phillis Ruffin attacked by mob - flogging




Page 4 has an article headed: "Outrageous Whipping Case near Plymouth, N.C.-A Negro Girl Beaten..." (see) A print of this event was featured on the front page of the Sept. 14, 1867 issue of Harper's Weekly.

Other news and advertisements of the day durin... See More  

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666772

Daniel Frohman, a notable Jew...

Item #666772

November 02, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 2, 1893 

Of special note is an article: "Notable Jews--Daniel Frohman" which includes a photo of him & an article on his life.

The ftpg. has an illus: "Farewell to the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago". Inside has two pages taken up with bird's-eye views of the Columbian Exposition.

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666770

The Union League Building, Philadelphia, PA...

Item #666770

August 19, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 19, 1865  The ftpg. has a financial scene on Bleecker St. in New York City. Other prints inside include the; "Union League Building, Broad St., Phila." "The Hospital Buildings & Ferry, Ward's Island, East River"; a fullpg. of the scene where the "...Powder Mine, under the Rebel Entrenchments Before Petersburg, Was... See More  

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666769

Recaptured slaves near Charleston...

Item #666769

October 09, 1858

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 9, 1858  Inside has a nearly half page print: "Shipping the Recaptured Africans on Board the U.S. Steam Frigate Niagara, At Charleston, S.C." along with a smaller print of a: "Group of African Negroes on Board the Niagara." There is also a related article on the captured slaves: "African Negroes on Board the Frigate Niaga... See More  

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$59.00
666497

Mountain Meadows Massacre... Pike's Peak gold mines...

Item #666497

August 13, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1859 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Mountain Meadows Massacre

* Pike's Peak gold rush




A nice front page illustration 'The Scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah Territory' with article as well. Nice full page with 3 illustrations of: 'The Pike's Peak Gold Mines'. A full page illustration of "The 'Battle of Mage... See More  

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$120.00
666423

Robert E. Lee portrait on the front page...

Item #666423

July 02, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 2, 1864 



* Famed General Robert E. Lee issue

* American Civil War illustrations

* Nice for display




Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice front page illustration of: "The Rebel General Robert Edmund Lee" with a short biography on him as well.

Other prints include a fullpg. of 5 scenes in Georgia including Resaca, Woodl... See More  

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666214

Nice print of the Chicago baseball team...

Item #666214

June 06, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 6, 1885 



* Chicago White Stockings w/ Cap Anson



The front page shows the parade of 60,000 Sunday school children in Prospect Park. Page 3 has a very nice half page print captioned: "Illinois--The Chicago Baseball Club" showing the entire team in uniform, with a nice article on them on another page (see). Another print shows childr... See More  

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$157.00
666039

Very rare print of Kit Carson...

Item #666039

April 20, 1867

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 20, 1867 



* Kit Carson - frontiersman



In 33 years of selling rare newspapers I recall only seeing one image of Kit Carson in a newspaper, and this is it. See the photos for the nice front page image captioned: "Kit Carson, the Celebrated Explored & Indian Agent...". On an inside page is an article on him headed: &qu... See More  

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$65.00
665751

One of the earliest issues...

Item #665751

January 17, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 17, 1857  This is just the third issue published. Very few illustrations, but they include: "Peter Cartwright, the Pioneer Preacher of the West" and "Modern Naples" which has 3 illustrations.

Complete in 16 pages, scattered foxing, generally good condition.

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664788

Death of Garfield... Arthur takes oath...

Item #664788

October 08, 1881

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 8, 1881 



* James A. Garfield assassination

* Chester A. Arthur takes oath

* Prints - illustrations




Full front page: "The Death of President Garfield--Judge Brady Administering The Presidential Oath To Vice-President Arthur." Inside page has 3 illustrations about Garfield's death: "Embalming The Body Of The Deceased" &... See More  

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$71.00
664649

Great color cover of a baseball player...

Item #664649

April 02, 1914

LESLIE"S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 2, 1914  See the photo for the terrific, color cover on this issue, featuring a baseball player at bat. A terrific item for display. Such color covers rarely survived, hence quite scarce.

Very nice condition, although with a rather discrete inked stamp near the top just under the wing of the eagle--almost unnoticeable. Complete with all 20 pages.... See More  

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$75.00
664567

Recollections of Abraham Lincoln... Prison life in Charleston...

Item #664567
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1865  



* Life of Abraham Lincoln (posthumous)



Articles within this issue are "Prison-Life" which is from Charleston, South Carolina and contains several illustrations; "Washoe Revisited"; "Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - VIII - A Railroad Adventure"; "Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln" which ... See More  

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664477

Trout fishing, and Trinity Bay in Newfoundland...

Item #664477

September 09, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 9, 1865  Among the prints within are: "A Peach Orchard at Cranberry, New Jersey" " with 3 other related prints. "Trout Fishing in the Mountain Streams of Pennsylvania" with an article. "Old St. John's Gate, Quebec, Canada".

The feature is a foldout centerfold of: "Trinity Bay & Heart's Content... See More  

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664433

Two issue set... Athletics vs. Atlantics... illustration of the game...

Item #664433

October 31, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 31, 1865 and HARPER'S WEEKLY, November 18, 1865 



* 1865 Philadelphia Baseball Game



A two issue set
containing a report of famous baseball game, and a print of it.

Page 5 of the Times has: "The Great Base Ball Match The Atlantics Against the Athletics--The Atlantics the Victors". Details from the one paragraph summary include: "The Atlantics made ... See More  

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664420

John Paul Jones, Bedford Pennsylvania & Madison Indiana in 1854...

Item #664420

July 08, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 8, 1854  This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857.

The ftpg. has: "In Honor of the Birthday of Paul Jones, Born July 6, 1747". Within are prints captioned: "Bedford Township, Pennsylvania" "Lake George, New York" "Madison, Indiana" "Brandywine Battlefield, New J
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664311

Most famous of all Homer Civil War prints...

Item #664311

November 15, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 15, 1862 



* Winslow Homer

* Sharpshooter




Although there are many fine prints in this issue certainly the most desired would be the full page Winslow Homer print titled: "The Army of the Potomac--A Sharp-Shooter on Picket Duty." The image is in very nice condition, however note that the caption & a portion of the bottom margin have a... See More  

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$200.00
664251

Baseball prints... Canada... Shohola Glen...

Item #664251

May 23, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 23, 1885  The front page includes a print of: "Canada - Fighting in the Northwest - A Shell from the Winnipeg Battery Striking a House Occupied by Half-Breeds During Gen. Middleton's Attack Upon Batouche". Pg. 3 has a very nice full page montage of  7 vignettes of: "New York City--The Baseball Season--Sketches at the Po... See More  

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664238

Winslow Homer... John Brown at Harper's Ferry...

Item #664238

November 26, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1859 



* American painter Winslow Homer print

* re. John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry




Arguable the most desired print is the very nice full page by Winslow Homer: "Fall Games--The Apple Bee".

Other prints within include: 'En Route for Harper's Ferry' with just a brief bit of text; a half page: "The Royal Road ... See More  

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664236

Great Mark Twain cover...

Item #664236

December 15, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 15, 1900 



* Mark Twain - Samuel Langhorne Clemens



See the photo for the great two-color cover portrait of "Mark Twain" as drawn by William Nicholson. The inside cover shows a photo of:  "The Aldine Club Dinner to Mark Twain" and the double page centerfold is a great illustration captioned: "A Surprise Party to Mark Twain... See More  

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664214

Remington's "Soldering in the Southwest"... Terrific lacrosse print....

Item #664214

August 21, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1886  The full ftpg. is the famous & desirable  Frederic Remington print: 'Soldering in the Southwest--The Rescue of Corporal Scott", a Black soldier.

Other prints within: 'A Forest Fire' halfpg: 'Types From Arizona' includes Indians & soldiers; a displayable fullpg: 'Annapolis, Md.' being 5 views.

Also ... See More  

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664212

One of the less common illustrated newspapers...

Item #664212

September 14, 1872

FRANK LESLIE'S CHIMNEY CORNER, New York, Sept. 14, 1872  Formatted much like Harper's Weekly but a less common title. Among the prints are: "The Self-Made Men of Our Times--James A. Weston" with a related article on his life; "Windsor Castle" "Five Weeks in a Balloon" and a full pg: "An Alarm In The Desert".

Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimm... See More  

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$29.00
664188

Tennis on Staten Island... Death of Garfield, with an additional print...

Item #664188

September 24, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 24, 1881  Although we have offered this issue many times, we have not seen before the foldout print: "President James A. Garfield After Death" which is tipped on to the front leaf. See the photo for this print, slightly smaller in dimension than the issue.

As for the balance of the issue: the front page is taken up with a print captioned; &q
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664175

The "Special Edition" on the death of President Garfield...

Item #664175

July 23, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 23, 1881 



* President James Garfield assassination 

* Rare extra edition of famed title - Prints
 



This is the "Special Edition" of Harper's on the death of President James Garfield, and is entirely different from the "regular" edition of the same date as our item 174580 on our website.

This "Special Edition&quo... See More  

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664113

Nez Perce Indians... Torch of the Statue of Liberty...

Item #664113

June 20, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 20, 1885  Full ftpg. shows: "The New Aquatic Wonder, the Steam-Yacht 'Stiletto'...". Prints inside include: "Kansas--Transfer of the Nez Perces--The Indians Boarding a Train at Arkansas City for Their Old Home in Idaho"; a great fullpg. print of; "The Torch of the Statue of Liberty As it Will Appear When Completed... See More  

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664111

Oklahoma Boomers...

Item #664111

October 05, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 5, 1893  The full ftpg. is a print of the: "...Porch of the Louisiana State Building" at the Columbian Exposition.  Prints within include: "Sketches in the Children's Building" at the Chicago Columbian Exposition; a nice centerfold print of two yachts in the "Coming International Race for the America's Cup&qu... See More  

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664110

Scenes of Java...

Item #664110

April 12, 1856

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 12, 1856  The ftpg. is a nice print of: "Edward Everett". Prints inside include several: "Scenes in the Island of Java" which take two pages with descriptive text, prints of: "Napoleon III & Eugenie", and the tragic: "Destruction Of The Packet-Ship 'John Rutledge' By An Iceburg".

Sixteen pages... See More  

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664025

Witnessing the birth of Bob Dylan's extraordinary career...

Item #664025

April 20, 1961

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, April 20, 1961 



* Bob Dylan - Robert Allen Zimmerman

* Very 1st public performance advertisement

* Gerde's Folk City music venue in Greenwich Village




An exceedingly significant newspaper which offers witness to the birth of the music career of the legendary Bob Dylan. And perhaps no better title exists for this content. Indeed, this notice may only hav... See More  

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$850.00
663976

Great Christmas prints, many in color, with a displayable cover...

Item #663976

December 08, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 8, 1900  The color cover has a very displayable print showing the Wise Men on camels and noting this is the: "Christmas Number 1900". 

Inside has some Christmas-themed prints including: "The Santa Claus of the Sea" "The Christmas Possum" which is by A.B. Frost; "Making Toys for the Christmas Trade" which is ... See More  

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663974

Nast's Santa Claus about to come down the chimney...

Item #663974

January 01, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 1, 1876 



* Santa Claus - Christmas

* Thomas Nast print




Although there are several Christmas-themed print,  perhaps the best  is the  large doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast (considered the creator of the modern version of Santa Claus) captioned: "The Watch On Christmas Eve" showing two children sitting in anticipation, by ... See More  

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$160.00
663871

Early Winslow Homer print: Skating in Boston...

Item #663871

March 12, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1859  An incomplete issue as it is lacking half of the pages, but present is the desired full page print by Winslow Homer: "Skating At Boston" which is in nice condition (see photos).

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663868

Great lot of 9 issues of Harper's Weekly, 1859...

Item #663868

March 05, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York  A lot of 9 complete issues with dates: July 30; August 6; Sept. 10, 17; Oct. 8, 29; Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 31, all in 1859.

All issues are mostly loose at the spine and have a bit of irregularity at the margin as they were never bound nor trimmed. Even toning and perhaps some stray tears. Actually nicer than a "2nd rate" lot as prints within are generally n... See More  

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$165.00
663860

Great lot of 16 issues of Harper's Weekly, 1859...

Item #663860

March 05, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York  A lot of 16 complete issues with dates: Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 12, 19; March 5; April 2, 9; May 14, 21, 28; June 18; July 2, 9, 23, all in 1859.

All issues are mostly loose at the spine and have a bit of irregularity at the margin as they were never bound nor trimmed. Even toning and perhaps some stray tears. Actually nicer than a "2nd rate" lot as print... See More  

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$200.00
663228

Louis Pasteur on the cover...

Item #663228

October 07, 1890

ONCE A WEEK, New York, Oct. 7, 1890  "An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper" not unlike the more successful Harper's Weekly, with the entire front page taken up with a nice print showing: "Pasteur In His Laboratory." There is a related article on him on page 3.

Other prints within including a fullpg. of: "Washington State--Hunting Sea Otters."

Complete in 16 page... See More  

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$38.00
663226

Prints of the new President and Vice President...

Item #663226

December 04, 1852

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Dec. 4, 1852  The ftpg. has text and portraits of: "Gen. Frank Pierce and Hon. William R. King, President & Vice President Elect of the United States".

Prints inside include a scene of "Third Street, Phila." and several prints of hunting dogs.

Sixteen pages, a British Museum inked stamp in the dateline, great condition.

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$34.00
663185

The Dreyfus Affair...

Item #663185

January 12, 1895

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 12, 1895  Several items reported here concerning the Dreyfus Affair in France, with a full ftpg. print, a pg. 5 print captioned: "The Degradation of Captain Dreyfus..." and another print of him in uniform, with text.

Complete in 32 pages, some foxing within.

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$39.00
662977

A fleet of U.S. men-of-war...

Item #662977

June 11, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 11, 1859 



* Rare title w/ great masthead



The front page has illustration of: "Victor Emmanuel, King of Sardinia" and a nice print: "View Of A Fleet of United States Men-of-War".

Prints inside include: "Sheep Shearing in Australia" "Transport of Wool From the Blue Mountains, Australia" and two... See More  

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$36.00
662897

Nice New Year's prints... Plan for a "submarine railway" between England & France...

Item #662897

January 02, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1858  The front page features a full page print: "New Year's Visiting in New York". Two other nice full page prints inside: "The Birth of the New Year' and 'A Happy New Year!" and an article "The Life of American Students at Heidelberg" features several small illustrations.

Interesting article with two illust... See More  

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$32.00

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$17.00
662838

Death of the famed George Bernard Shaw...

Item #662838

November 11, 1950

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 11, 1950 



* George Bernard Shaw death

* Essayist, novelist, writer




The entire inside front page is taken up with a photo of George Bernard Shaw, with the caption beginning: "The Age's Premier Playwright, Wit and Revolutionary: Mr. George Bernard Shaw, the Doyen of English Letters, Who Died as Dawn Broke on November the Second, in this... See More  

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