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Assassination of Ormond Chase... The John Brown Excitement...

Item # 172316

December 03, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, December 3, 1859 Ftpg. shows: 'Assassination of Ormond Chase by the Mexicans at Tepic', showing him hanging from a tree.  A 1/4 page illustration of "John W. Forney, Esq., of Philadelphia". Also a 1/3 page illustration "Scene in a Fashionable Church at Lima". A dramatic fullpage showing the 'Loss of the 'Royal Charger' on the Coast of England, October 25, 1859'. Some text on the John Brown incident subheaded: 'The John Brown Excitement'.   This issue also contains a serialized portion (final installment) of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition, and contains additional prints and related text. See photos for details.

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Category: 1857-1860