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Two bound volumes of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine from June-Nov., 1851 and from Dec. 1851-May 1852. Covers loose or missing but pages in great shape. Each volume in excess of 800 pages. Great amount of reading material covering articles of historical and national interest; tales from the likes of Dickens (“What Christmas Is, As We Grow Older” and “Christmas In the Company of John Doe”), Bulwer, Lever and others; monthly records of events of the day foreign and domestic; critical notices of books of the day (a first review of a new book, “Moby Dick”); monthly summary of European intelligence; literary and general gossip, obituaries, topics of the times, anecdotes, and lastly, 401 illustrations total in both volumes. From adventures with a grizzly in California, to a brush with a bison, to the eclipse of July. There’s an account of escape from Mexican quicksand to French cottage cookery, fashions of the day. There’s an article on Joe Smith and the Mormons, the National Anniversary, last days of the Emperor Alexander, opening of the Erie Railroad, the Southern Rights conventions in South Carolina and Mississippi and cotton planters in Georgia, Mormon disturbances in Utah, Indian hostilities and treaties, Lynch Law in San Francisco, lengthy articles on the life of Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon, an American Arctic Expedition. These are wonderful time capsules, valued as much for the content as the historic worth, filled with scores of delightful anecdotes both real and imagined and stories you’ve never heard before about people you’d love to have known.
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Two volumes of mid-19th century Harper’s New Monthly Magazine

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $60.50
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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