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"A Police-Officer's Seven Thousand Mile Chase"...

Item # 172010

January 03, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 3, 1857  Few titles from the 19th century are as well known to the general public as this one, very widely circulated and often cited by contemporaries of the day. This newspaper would publish for 60 years and did much to document--in its many prints--the lifestyles of America in the last half of the 19th century, and for better or worse brought the horror of the Civil War into every American home. This is the volume one, number one issue--the first ever published. It is ironic that a periodical whose success was based on the prints it contained would have just a few, small prints in this first issue--in fact relatively few in the entire first year of publication.
Includes a few illustrations pertaining to the story: "A Police-Officer's Seven Thousand Mile Chase," including: "A Breeze in the Gulf of California," "Loading Cattle," "The Arrest," and "Ride Through the Mountains." A scarce & desirable issue of this newspaper which would run for sixty years.
This is complete in 16 pages.  Note:  Being the 1st issue, nearly every issue has foxing, rubbing, and a other minor blemishes.  The price shown reflects these condition issues.

Category: 1857-1860