Lincoln's 2nd Inauguration Mar. 1865 Harper's Civil War newspaper complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Abraham Lincoln, Inauguration, Black Soldiers).
Issued March 18th, 1865, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued during 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- left edge displays typical often seen small binding nicks in the very wide side blank margin.
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.
The entire ftpg. is taken up with a very nice engraving captioned: "President Lincoln Taking the Oath At His Second Inauguration, March 4, 1865", showing just that. A great display issue as such.
An inside page has an article headed: "The President's Inaugural", which includes the text of his 2nd inaugural address, which says in part: "...so still it must be said, 'The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.' With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.”
The doublepage centerfold is captioned: "President Lincoln's Reinauguration at the Capitol" showing a huge throng of people in front of the Capitol (see).
This issue has many Civil War-related prints including: "Visit to Fort Sumter by General Gillmore & Staff" and a full page: "Marching On! The 55th Mass. Colored Regiment Singing John Brown's March in the Streets of Charleston" showing Black soldiers. Also full page: "Embarkation of Exchanged Union Prisoners at Aiken's Landing" and smaller prints: "Landing of General Potter's & Adm. Dahlgren's Troops at Bull's Bay, South Carolina" & "The Rebel General Ewell's Headquarters, Four Miles from Charleston".
The back page has a cartoon: "Human Nature".