Harper's Weekly: Journal of Civilization 5 Volumes

Published by Harper & Brothers 1861-1865, 1861
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Title: Harper's Weekly: Journal of Civilization 5 ...

Publisher: Harper & Brothers 1861-1865

Publication Date: 1861

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Hard Cover. This extremely popular and historically important periodical provides a comprehensive and detailed record of American history and culture in the 19th century. These five volumes include the issues from March 1861 to December 1865, the entire period of the Civil War, and Lincoln';s assassination just weeks after the end of the war. Each issue reports the war';s events of the previous week and there are thousands of illustrations. This is almost a complete run. Two issues from January 1866 are bound into the 1864 volume and there are three repeat issues in 1864 as well. Five issues are missing from 1863. The interior is in very good condition with a few defects: a damaged map, a few loose pages in one of the volumes, and creases to the free front endpaper and the first pages of the first issue bound in the volume. The volume for 1861 is missing pages 713-716 and there is a torn foldout map of the Southern states. The volume for 1865 has a few loose pages and a tear through page 44. Otherwise, except for occasional foxing and aging, the set is in very good condition. Four of the large folio volumes are bound in contemporary half leather with brown or black cloth covers. The fifth volume is in half leather with battered paper boards. All of the volumes show nicks and bumping but are in reasonably good condition. AMERHIST/120111 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Bookseller Inventory #

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Harper] Thomas Nast (cover illustration).
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Book Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, New York, 1876. Tabloid. Book Condition: Very Good. First printing. A single issue. Folio, 17" tall, self wraps, pages 629 to 644 (16 pages complete as issued, originally mailed folded with a partial paper sleeve--sleeve missing), black and white illustrated tabloid. Cover cartoon critical of Tilden. A very good copy overall, with small marginal damp stain, wear to the spine and some minor soiling primarily of the cover sheet and short tears at the folds, paper moderately yellowed. This is a very readable copy of this now scarce publication. There is no supplement. Bookseller Inventory # 19457


Harper & Brothers - Harper's Weekly. Thomas Nast et al (illustrators).
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Book Description: New York: Harper & Brothers - Harper's Weekly, December 1874., 1874. Original newspaper with Supplement; complete issue of 16 pages numbered as 989-1004 with additional eight-page Supplement paged as 1005-1012 (pagination in sequence with preceding issues). Strong horizontal center-fold to newspaper; tear at center-folds of title page as well as last two pages; some short tears and shallow chips at edges of leaves as well as short tears to pages at centers of their spine-folds. Approximate unfolded dimensions: H 42cm x L 29cm. Moderate to strong toning to leaves. A past owner subtly stitched thread at spine-fold's head and bottom presumably to keep the newspaper and supplement together. Features several illustrations of which the best is a terrific Thomas Nast political cartoon titled "Now Gnaw Away" upon the issue's title page showing a slithering snake personifying the Democratic Party, President Grant as an anvil, the US Senate as a sledgehammer, and a fore-ground dagger as 'The Union As It Is.' A good copy. Bookseller Inventory # DHB-8187


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Book Description: NY: Harper & Brothers, 1966. Book Condition: Good. facsimile reprints of volumes 5 through 9, complete volumes, covering each week of the years from January 1861 to December 1865 (BUT LACKING JULY TO DECEMBER 1863); hardcovers, ex library, else text clean & bindings tight. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ZB573064