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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 title.
Inside has: "Scene in Front of the Capitol, Montgomery, Ala., on the Day the Ordinance of Secession Was Passed."  and a print of: "The Secession War--Scenes on the Ramparts of Fort Sumter." The back page has a political cartoon.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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