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Very decorative & displayable masthead...

Item # 151067

April 09, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, April 9, 1859  Talk about an ornate masthead--see the photos for not only one of the larger mastheads, but one of the most ornate and handsome to be had of the 19th century. Nice & quite large illus. of a 3 masted ship, with other embellishments.
This issue has many tears at the edge, a few extending into the prints or text, but fortunately no loss on the front page. The back leaf has a piece mising and a tear completely thru the middle.
An uncommon title & very decorative--waiting to be framed! Measures 14 x 21 inches with 8 pages.

Category: Pre-Civil War