Harper's Weekly: Bound Volume, 1860. Abraham Lincoln, Winslow Homer
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Harper's Weekly: Bound Volume, 1860. Abraham Lincoln, Winslow Homer:
January to December 1860. 832 pages, over 1,000 woodcut illustrations. Much information on the presidential campaign, including 2 covers of Lincoln (one by Winslow Homer). 21 other engravings by Homer: 3 double-page, 2 full-page, 2 other covers, the rest half or text pages. Leather spine and marbled paper-over-board covers, volume measures about 12 by 16 1/4 Pages 1-4 (first issue) missing. Page 443/444 (text) missing. Page 437/438 (text) missing a chunk of about 2 1/2 by 8 inches, with corresponding tears but no loss to the next two pages, affecting 2 prints (not Homers). Page 815 loose, page 831/832 plus rear flyleaves loose, with some tears and folds. The rest of the pages are in remarkably nice condition, but with these flaws: 7" tear to one page; 6" tear to one page; 4" tear to one page; 2" tear to 4 pages; tears of one inch or less to 19 pages. Small stains to about 15 pages; moderate edgewear to about 10 pages. Very slight foxing to just a few pages, nearly all are clean.Hinges: Hinges cracked, but not loose from textblock.Binding: The usual wear at extremities and rubbing to spine, no major defects Covers slightly bowed, but not from moisture.