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Paul Morphy chess... Early Mormon print of Provo...
Item # 682228
October 09, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 9, 1858
* Paul Morphy - American chess champion
* Mormons - Provo, Utah
The front page features a print of: "The Steamship Austria, Burned at Sea September 13, 1858" with accompanying article plus two more full page scenes inside.
Two halfpg. prints are of British Columbia: "Fort Langley, Frazer's River" and "Fort Yale and the Gold Hunter's Camp, Frazer's River". There is also a print of: "Mr. Paul Morphy in the Act of Playing Eight Games of Chess...", he being a very famous chess player.
A half page is an early Mormon item: "Brigham's Shanties at Provo City", Utah. A half page shows: "Donati's Comet, as it Appeared September 30, 1858" with accompanying article.
Sixteen pages, good condition.