Abraham Lincoln Inauguration 1861 Harper's Weekly 3 complete issues w/ HomerBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Abraham Lincoln, Americana, newspapers and printed journals of the pre-Civil War era, Harper's Weekly, 1860, Presidential Inauguration, Washington, D.C.].
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Lot of three (3) complete illustrated issues of Harper's Weekly related to Lincoln's first inauguration.
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
Issued 1860, New York by Harper Brother's.
Each issue 16 pages, complete. Wood cut engravings throughout, including period advertising. One of the double page views is by Winslow Homer (stained as seen in video).
Historically interesting group of three different contemporary printed antique newspapers, each depicting the 1st inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in early 1861.
Attractive and relatively well-preserved example, various old and modern archival repairs.
Light toning as typical for printed images of this vintage. Paper is slightly age brittle as usual for surviving newspapers/periodicals of this era, keep in mind the low survival of modern printed newspapers today to understand the inherent scarcity of similar printed paper weekly items of this era 160 years ago.
Original fold line as issued, old binding glue stains to the issues, edges showing removal from old bound volume (as is often the case with Harpers), minor age flaws, not perfect but pleasing to any reasonable eyes or collector.
Among the most desirable of Harpers during this era, these issues providing nearly contemporary first hand accounting of Lincoln.
Sheets measure c. 15 3/4" H x 11" W.