Charles Dickens portrait 1847 Rural Repository Hudson New York rare NewspaperBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Newspapers, 19th Century Periodicals, Americana, New York, Charles Dickens, Politics, Literature, Poetry).
The Rural Repository.
Published March 6th, 1847, Hudson, New York.
4 pages plus paper wrappers. Text in English. Illustrated throughout.
Scarce mid-19th century American newspaper.
Front page article with a large woodcut portrait [signed in block WR] of Charles Dickens while he was still a relatively young map in his 30's. An early appearance of a Dickens image within the American popular press, during a time when woodcut images dominated all other methods of popular printed image creation.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall a nice looking example.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what is likely a scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how the item survives.
Virtually all newspapers and periodicals of this era are somewhat scarce today as loose complete issues. Like most random survivals of old periodical printing, any specific example (like this one) is likely among a relative handful still extant. As each decade goes back from 1950, the rate of scarcity for any specific magazine or paper item increases noticeably.
Newspaper remains overall clean, moderate to heavy age spotting as expected with newspapers, otherwise fresh and well preserved, displays a pleasing age patina.
Newspaper remains attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. This item is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Newspaper Measures c. 11 3/4" H x 9" W.