Thomas Nast Honor the Brave Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 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, Ambrose Burnside, Thomas Nast, Spies, Honor the Fallen, Columbia).
Issued October 24th, 1863, 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.
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 full front page is a print: "The War in East Tennessee--Reception of General Burnside by the Unionists of Knoxville". Inside has a full page: "The Life of a Spy--In Nine Tableaux" showing 9 scenes. Another fullpg: "Service and Shoddy--A Picture of the Times" has 6 prints.
The doublepage centerfold is by Thomas Nast: "Honor The Brave" and is very displayable. Other prints include: "How the Rebels Destroy Railroads--Twisting the Rails" "View of Richmond, Virginia, from the Libey Prison" "The Army of the Potomac--The Blue Ridge, From General Shaler's Headquarters & "...Somerville Ford on the Rapidan, Sixty-Ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Webb's Brigade, on Picket."
The back page has a political cartoon. Much text in this issue on the Civil War.