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Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, July 5, 1856. 13 Engravings. State of Delaware; Australian Wilderness Scenes; Court and Tremont Streets, Boston, with Iron Building; Holy Land (Edom and Nazareth); James T. Fields; Capital at LeCompton City, KS; Levater Lee Family; Spalding & Rogers' Circus by  Francis A. [Editors]  Maturin M. and Durivage - Paperback - First Edition  - 1856 - from Singularity Rare & Fine (SKU: 61095)

Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, July 5, 1856. 13 Engravings. State of Delaware; Australian Wilderness Scenes; Court and Tremont Streets, Boston, with Iron Building; Holy Land (Edom and Nazareth); James T. Fields; Capital at LeCompton City, KS; Levater Lee Family; Spalding & Rogers' Circus

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Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, July 5, 1856. 13 Engravings. State of Delaware; Australian Wilderness Scenes; Court and Tremont Streets, Boston, with Iron Building; Holy Land (Edom and Nazareth); James T. Fields; Capital at LeCompton City, KS; Levater Lee Family; Spalding & Rogers' Circus

by Ballou, Maturin M. and Durivage, Francis A. [Editors]

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Boston: Ballou, M.M., 1856. First Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. From Engravings. Very Good. Boston: M.M. Ballou, 1856. The July 5, 1856 issue, Volume XI, No.1, Whole No. 261. Thirteen illustrations from engravings. Expansive Elephant folio size, sewn newsprint wraps, 16 pp. Very Good, the inevitable moderate age-toning and occasional moderate foxing spots being the only notable flaws. Much less edge wear than is typical, as well. See scans. A sturdy example. Maturin Ballou's paper was quite supple, not at all fragile, and it shows. Sharp, healthy, well-preserved. This issue contains stories, articles, and / or the diverse and now somewhat legendary engravings. Here, there are 13 sizable engravings - including a very large (nearly full page) engraving of the corner of Court and Tremont streets in Boston, 'with the new iron building'. They include as well the masthead (nameplate) graphic, a State of Delaware scene (drawn and engraved 'expressly for the Pictorial' by Billings), two engravings of the Holy Land - Edom and Nazareth, four Australian wilderness scenes, a portrait of poet and publisher James T. Fields, the 'New Capital of Kansas at LeCompton City', and two large engravings of circus performer scenes on the rear cover. Most of the non-fiction articles relate to these illustrations, and there are always a few that have no illustration. Several of this periodical's typical short stories and serialized fiction are generally within (e.g.: 'The Gipsey's (sic) Secret- The League of Guilt', two chapters in this issue), as well, and the issue is always spiced with a few poems, news shorts, and/or classified ads (occasionally illustrated with engravings themselves). Maturin Ballou's 16-page newsprint periodical was already a piece of American history when he, as managing editor of Gleason's Pictorial, bought that - the first successful illustrated weekly newspaper in America - from owner Frederick Gleason in 1855. This issue is a nicely preserved one issued of those executed under Ballou's editorship and management. See scans. LLng3

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61095
Title
Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, July 5, 1856. 13 Engravings. State of Delaware; Australian Wilderness Scenes; Court and Tremont Streets, Boston, with Iron Building; Holy Land (Edom and Nazareth); James T. Fields; Capital at LeCompton City, KS; Levater Lee Family; Spalding & Rogers' Circus
Author
Ballou, Maturin M. and Durivage, Francis A. [Editors]
Illustrator
From Engravings
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
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Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Ballou, M.M.
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1856
Pages
16
Keywords
Paper Ephemera, General, Magazines & Newspapers
Size
Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall

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