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Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper 1876 Full Year
Vol. 41, No. 1057 (January 1, 1876) to Vol. 43, No. 1109 (December 30, 1876), comprising 53 issues, a full year, bound in black leather and boards. Folio. Binding VG+, with scuffing and edge wear. Contents near fine, pages fresh and clean. Doublespreads tightly tipped in. Frank Leslie can rightly be called the father of American illustrated journalism. He apprenticed on the London Illustrated News, Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, and the Illustrated News of New York (1853) before establishing his own illustrated news weekly in December of 1855. It was an immediate hit because Leslie was able to print wood blocks of news events faster than had ever been done before. Like all successes, Leslie's Newspaper spawned competitors. Chief among them was Harper's Weekly, which eclipsed Leslie's circulation during the war and never again relinquished its number one standing. Leslie's Newspaper may never have been as great or as notable as Harper's Weekly, but it traded the stature of the ages for the excitement of the moment – it was consistently livelier and less predictable than its stuffy contemporary. Throughout the 19th century, Leslie's Newspaper acted as if it still had a chance of retaking the top spot from Harper's Weekly, even as its circulation slowly eroded. It's that bravado and spirit that make Leslie's Newspaper such an interesting magazine to peruse. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper volumes are hard to find complete and in nice condition. Highlights of this volume include extensive Centennial coverage, 1876 presidential campaign coverage, Custer's last … [Click Below for Full Description]
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