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Harper’s Weekly: Journal of Civilization by HARPER - First - 1865 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and

Harper’s Weekly: Journal of Civilization


Condition: Near Fine

1865 1st ed Harper's Weekly CIVIL WAR Ironclads Illustrated Lincoln Ireland HUGE

Harper's Weekly was an early American magazine published by Harper. Beginning in 1857, it was a primary source of news, fiction stories, humor, satire, and a number of other topics. This 1865 first edition of 'Harper's Weekly' includes all of the 52 issues of the magazine from that year in an enormous folio book. This edition features the illustrations of the most prestigious illustrators of the time.

This is of particular interest as it was published during the end of the American Civil War.

The enormous tome's fascinating contents include:

· Extensive War details

o General Sherman in Savannah Georgia

o Ironclads – The Monadnock, Juniata, The Dunderburg

o Sea battles, harbors attacks

o Military Prisons

o House of Representative during the passage of the proposition to amend the constitution

o Capture of Petersburg Virginia

· Lincoln's Re-Inauguration

· Lincoln Funeral

· Trial of Conspirators

· Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph

· Suez Canal

· Seizure of Fenian Weapons in Ireland

· Impressive illustrations of maps, caricatures of abolitionists, portraits of Methodists, Mormons, and other religious groups, and many other things.

An incredibly impressive and beautiful tome with utterly fascinating contents and impressive illustrations!

Item number: #7973

Price: $950


Harper's Weekly: Journal of Civilization

New York: Harper, 1865. First edition.


· Collation: Complete with all pages

o 52 issues, complete

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight and secure

· Size: ~16in X 12in (41cm x 30.5cm)

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  • Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 7973
  • Title: Harper’s Weekly: Journal of Civilization
  • Author: HARPER
  • Format/binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harper
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1865
  • Keywords: 1865 1st ed Harper’s Weekly CIVIL WAR Ironclads Illustrated Lincoln Ireland HUGErare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian


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