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Perhaps the best graphic Lincoln newspaper to be had...

Item # 684150

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March 09, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 9, 1861  The front page has text on: "Our Portrait of the President" which relates to the terrific double page centerfold captioned: "Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, President elect of the United States of America, With Scenes & Incidents in His Life."
The large central portrait shows Lincoln beardless, and surrounding it are 18 smaller prints of Lincoln's earlier life.
This large print is tipped-in (preferred) meaning no tiny binding holes at the fold. However, as noted below the issue has a small, irregular hole penetrating each leaf, as if a pencil was poked thru the issue. Fortunately it appears in "white space" well above Lincoln's head and this hole was repaired from the reverse so it distracts very little.
Most of the front page is taken up with a very nice print captioned: "Jefferson Davis, First President of the New Southern Confederacy" with a related article on him, carrying over to page 2.
Also within are prints of: "Front Parlor in Abraham Lincoln's House, Springfield, Ill." and "Sitting Room In Abraham Lincoln's House, Springfield, Ill." with related articles headed: "Mr. Lincoln's House" as well as: "The President Elect on His Way to Washington".
And there is yet another print: "Abraham Lincoln, the President Elect, Raising the Stars & Stripes Over Independence Hall, Philadelphia".
Sixteen pages, dirtiness at the margins, some extending a bit into the prints, a small, irregular hole thru each leaf as if a pencil was poked thru the issue (see centerfold note above). As such priced dramatically less than the $700+ regular price.

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