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Wood engraver turned publisher whose Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper revolutionized and popularized newspapers with its numerous engraved illustrations, bringing home graphic Civil War coverage. Uncommon large "Faithfully Yours / Frank Leslie" on a heavy stock 3 3/4" X 2¼" card, n.p., n.d. Very good. Accompanied by an unsigned item from his wife, Miriam Florence Leslie, the "Empress of Journalism" (1836-1914), who successfully managed his publishing empire after his death -- even having her name legally changed to Frank Leslie in 1882! Unsigned AN, 1p, 3½" X 2¼", n.p., n.d. Near fine. Heavy stock black-bordered calling card reading "Mrs. Frank Leslie" in a dainty Gothic script, below which she pens her address ("37 Queen Anne St / Cavendish Square"), large and bold. An unusual pair of items from this pioneering publishing pair. Bookseller Inventory # 22663
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Store Description: 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), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.