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Nauvoo, from the Mississippi, Looking Down the River

NAUVOO, Illinois -- MORMONS)

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From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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Hand-colored steel-engraved newspaper print, ca. 10" X 8" (image size 9" X 7"), n.p., n.y. [1853 or 1854]. Near fine. A clean and attractive example of this charming scene of the tiny west central Illinois city associated with Joseph Smith and the Mormons before their westward flight. No artist's or engravers name appears in the margins. This image first appeared in the July 8, 1853 issue of the "New-York Illustrated News," then on July 22, 1854 the identical image was published in "Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion" in Boston. This particular example has been simply and tastefully hand colored, and is framed under a single cream matte in a modern 3/4" wood frame, all archival and quite handsome -- overall dimensions 15" X 13". (Removal from the framing would of course allow determination which printing this is based on the typeset text on verso, but the engraving plate is identical in either case.) A beautiful example of this memorable early image of the famed Mormon site, elegantly presented. Bookseller Inventory # 27617

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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