HARPER'S WEEKLY: A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION. 1872. Volume XVI. Thomas NAST, Winslow HOMER.

HARPER'S WEEKLY: A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION. 1872. Volume XVI

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. Winslow Homer & Thomas Nast. Hardcover. Folio (11" x 16") bound in contemporary half black leather with leather corners and gilt rules and lettering. Includes issues beginning 6 January 1872 to 18 December 1872; 1040 pages but eight supplements totaling about sixty pages are not present; all issues, however, are complete and pages 729-744 are duplicated. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings including close to a hundred of various sizes by Thomas Nast as well as 3 fine full-page Winslow Homers: "Making Hay," "On The Beach--Two Are Company, Three Are None," and "Under The Falls, Catskill Mountains." Also included are fine views of Boston, including a large foldout view, and Cincinnati. Interesting articles on a variety of topics, usually illustrated with engravings, including the Ku Klux Klan, cats, Mormons, hunting in India, billiards, carrier pigeons, and much more. Literary contributions include First American appearances of work by Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, and others. 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 is split but still holding by the cords. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown with release stamp. Occasional marginal tears and chips, but generally without loss. Very Good, contents quite nice. Item #010544

Price: $1,250.00

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