Heenan & Sayers Boxing Championship Harper's newspaper 1860 complete issue
Heenan & Sayers Boxing Championship Harper's newspaper 1860 complete issue Heenan & Sayers Boxing Championship Harper's newspaper 1860 complete issue Heenan & Sayers Boxing Championship Harper's newspaper 1860 complete issue Heenan & Sayers Boxing Championship Harper's newspaper 1860 complete issue Heenan & Sayers Boxing Championship Harper's newspaper 1860 complete issue Heenan & Sayers Boxing Championship Harper's newspaper 1860 complete issue Heenan & Sayers Boxing Championship Harper's newspaper 1860 complete issue Heenan & Sayers Boxing Championship Harper's newspaper 1860 complete issue Heenan & Sayers Boxing Championship Harper's newspaper 1860 complete issue
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Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.

(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Illustrated Newspapers, Boxing Championship, Heenan, Sayers, Hospital Reforms).

Issued May 5th, 1860, New York, by Harper & Brothers.

An actual piece of American history issued just prior to the Civil War. Filled with commentary and wood engraved images relating to that war and issued contemporary to the events.

Original mid-19th century weekly newspaper.  An actual, complete newspaper published at the date listed, not a modern re-issue.

During this period, this journal was a major, influential national publication which employed many of the top artists of the era.

Paper uniformly age toned as typical, some pages loose. Issue was once bound up in a volume and is now free-standing and complete unto itself as originally issued.

Nice looking, clean, well preserved example, pages loosened, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Text on reverse of each page as always, images and maps from Harper's like this are often offered separately for display. 

Newspaper measures c. 16" H x 11" W.

Periodical will be shipped gently rolled in a sturdy 3" wide tube to ensure it arrives safely to you! Multiple issues purchased at the same time will be shipped flat.

[B8168].

The prime feature of this issue would have to be the great doublepage centerfold print captioned: "Bloody, Brutal, and Blackguard Prize-Fight In England, Between Heenan and Sayers, On April 17, 1860" which shows hundreds of spectators.

This historic boxing match is considered the very first world boxing championship. It is a terrific boxing print (see). Page 2 has a related article titled: "The Brutal Prize-Fight" and takes close to half of the page reporting the details of the match.

Among other prints in this issue are a front page: "The Sick Women In Bellevue Hospital, New York, Overrun by Rats" with a related article. Also: "Sleeping Room of the North Western Delegation, Hibernian Hall, Charleston" and "Meeting of the Rejected Wood Delegation..." and a full page with prints of: "Hon. John Minor Botts, of Virginia" "Hon. Erastus Brooks, of New York" "St. Andrew's Hall, Charleston" "Hibernian Hall..." and "Yates Hall...".