Frank Leslies Illustrated et al. An exceptionally large and rare bound 19th century newspaper compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual newspaper issues were bound together in a single hard cover volume.The book featured in this lot contains complete newspapers with scores of exceptional illustrations: These weekly papers are large quarto in size, about 12 by 16, and each consist about sixteen to twenty pages to the issue. They follow a tested and proven formula of carefully combining elements of war, politics, art, science, travel and exploration, literature and the fine arts in each issue, enhanced with between 16 and 32 illustrations. The majority of these papers were created during the American Civil War, thus a preponderance of illustrations pertaining to that conflict. A total of Fifty Three different issues of Newspapers contained within this folio, with approx. Issues, In Order: Title: Frank Leslie's Ilustrated Newspaper Issue Date Range: December 29, 1855 through January 14, 1865 (45 Issues). 1856 - Feb 02, Mar.
01, Dec 06, Dec 13. 1858 - May 08, May 15, May 22. 1861 - Mar 02, Jun. 11, May 02, May 09. Also: August 21, 1869, No.Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, later renamed Leslie's Weekly, was an American illustrated literary and news magazine founded in 1852 and published until 1922. It was one of several magazines started by publisher and illustrator Frank Leslie. Throughout its decades of existence, the weekly provided illustrations and reportsfirst with wood engravings and Daguerreotypes, later with more advanced forms of photographyof wars from John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry and the Civil War until theishAmerican War and the First World War. Title: The Illustrated London News Issue Date Range: January 13, 1844 through November 1, 1845 (3 Issues). 1844- January 13, June 29. The Illustrated London News was the worlds first illustrated weekly newspaper. The first issue appeared on Saturday, May 14 1842. By 1855, mainly due to the Crimean War, its circulation had climbed to 200,000 copies. That same year, the paper started featuring color illustrations.
Its success inspired numerous similar papers in America and Europe. Most copied its format, size, and number of pages. Title: Illustrated News (New York) Issue : June 11, 1853. Title: Ballou's Pictorial (Boston) Issue : July 7, 1855.
Maturin Murray Ballou (April 14, 1820 March 27, 1895) was a writer and publisher in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts. He co-founded Gleason's Pictorial, was the first editor of the Boston Daily Globe, and wrote numerous travel books and works of popular fiction. In 1851, Ballou and Frederick Gleason established the weekly paper Gleasons Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion.
It was inspired by The Illustrated London News. The first issue appeared on May 3, 1851, and declared: The object of this paper is to present, in the most elegant and available form, a weekly literary melange of notable events of the day. Its columns are devoted to original tales, sketches, and poems, by the best American authors, and the cream of the domestic and foreign news; the whole well spiced with wit and humor. In November 1854, Ballou bought out Gleason and changed the paper's name to Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. Title: New York Illustrated News Issue Date Range: June 22, 1861 through July 13, 1861 (3 Issues).
1861 - June 22, July 13, July 15. The original New York Illustrated News was published by P. Barnum, originator of the famous quip: Theres a sucker born every minute. He tried to emulate the success of the Illustrated London News.
During the Civil War, it was bought in January 1864 by W. Jennings Demorest, an American publisher and continued to be issued under the title Demorests Illustrated News. Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this folio volume contains original issues from five weekly newspapers. The newspapers contains weekly reports on the major developments of the war as well as spectacular black-and-white illustrations, some full page, two page, and over size folding pull-outs. Including illustrations of Lincoln's inauguration and addresses, major civil war battles and personalities.Also many excellent satirical cartoons, sundry advertising, and patriotic exhortations (Union biased). For it's age, the item is in excellent condition! The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with intact spine cover and attached front and back boards. The majority of the pages found within are in exceptional condition , with moderate age toning. Very little foxing or creasing, one or two pages have (intact) rips- one page detached, in place. I have included a few photographs which represent a tiny fraction of the amazing illustrations found in this remarkable historical document. Many of these illustrations have considerable interest and value as discrete objects. There are simply too many to list here!
These items are rarely available on the market: I have not seen one in finer condition! The book measures 16" x 11.5" x 2.25 and weighs 9 lbs. The item "RARE Bound Civil War Period Newspapers 1844-1869 Frank Leslies Illust et al FINE" is in sale since Friday, June 05, 2015.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Newspapers". The seller is "conncollector" and is located in Windsor, Connecticut.
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