HARPER'S WEEKLY: A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION. 1871. Volume XV. Thomas NAST.

HARPER'S WEEKLY: A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION. 1871. Volume XV

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871. Thomas Nast. Hardcover. Folio (11" x 16") bound in contemporary half black leather with leather corners and gilt rules and lettering. Includes issues beginning 7 January 1871 to 30 December 1871 including the June 3 supplement; 1240 pages. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings including about fifty of various sizes by Thomas Nast. These include a fine cover of Santa Claus checking his mail as well as several double-page spreads on various subjects. Also included are fine views of New York, Boston, and Chicago, as well as a large foldout map of Paris. There is a full-page engaving of a photographer in action outdoors (tear repaired in the corner). Interesting articles on a variety of topics, usually illustrated with engravings, including ballooning, dogs, the Chicago fire, Mormons, and the serialization of Isaac Hayes's ACROSS THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. Literary contributions include First American appearances of work by Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, Charles Reade, Tennyson, etc. Each issue includes a number of advertisements. A treasure trove of articles and illustrations from the Gilded Age. Scuffing to the leather; the front board of this massive volume is split about halfway but still very tight. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown with release stamp. Occasional marginal tears and chips, but generally without loss. Very Good, contents quite nice. Item #010543

Price: $1,000.00

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