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The Illustrated News. Volume 1, Numbers 2 through 26. January 8- June 25th 1853.

Poe, Edgar Allan; Alger, Horatio et al.

Published by P.T. Barnum and H.D. Beach, Publishers, New York, 1853
Condition: Fair Hardcover
From Mare Booksellers, IOBA (Dover, NH, U.S.A.)

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Marbled boards with leather binding.416 pages. A bound volume of this journal/newspaper founded and first published by P.T. Barnum. This work contains news and articles on items of interest from around the world and the United States. Of note is a four part reprint of Edgar Allan Poe's work on autography and the meanings behind signatures (abridged and rearranged) and a short poem by Horatio Alger, Welcome to May. A map of Mecilla Valley, a disputed territory around the area of New Mexico, and of which the Gadsden Purchase centered around, is present. This is accompanied by a short article relating details of the dispute (p. 357). Also of interest are articles, with illustrations, on various ship and train wrecks, Ericsson's caloric engine for use in ships, articles on California gold, the second Grinnell expedition in the Arctic, the Baltimore and Ohio railway and Pettibone's tunnel, the Naval Academy in Maryland, Japan, shad fishing, clipper ships and Vanderbilt steam yacht, Scuba divesr and apparatus (p. 236), Arthur Spring the Philadelphia murderer, Baltimore shot works (p. 241), an African church in Cincinnati, Parisian mantilla fashions, as well as other Parisian fashions (p. 308 and others), The New York hippodrome (p. 313), a railway calamity in Norwalk, CT (p. 333), Paterson railroad accident, Parisian electric clock (p. 341), Sicard's scuba apparatus (p. 365), custom house in Charleston, SC (p. 373), a map of Central Park in New York (p. 409). In FAIR condition. Binding very worn along the spines, with the covers mostly detached and the leather backstrip torn and lifting away in several places. Moderate to heavy scuffing to the covers and extremities. Minor soiling and uneven fading. First two pages of the book very creased and wrinkled. Pages 173/4 269/70 and 401/2 are MISSING, with pages 259/60 LOOSE and laid in. Pages 395-98 have a large horizontal tear at the center of the page. Large pencil scribbles on the first blank endpaper, with a scribble to an illustration in the book. Text block solid but weakened, with a few minor tears, minor scattered dampstains and scattered minor soiling. Bookseller Inventory # 004531

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Title: The Illustrated News. Volume 1, Numbers 2 ...

Publisher: P.T. Barnum and H.D. Beach, Publishers, New York

Publication Date: 1853

Binding: Half-Leather

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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