New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. 1st Edition. Leather. 828p. An oversize hardcover book with a black leather spine and corners. Very good condition overall. The edges are rubbed through and the boards marked with lots of small scuffs. Owner's signature and inscription on front free endpaper. The binding is still secure, though it ought to be handled rather gently. Pages foxed and occasionally spotted with light stains, but otherwise unmarked. Item #172661
The complete first year of Harper's Weekly, including the first issue, which is dated January 3, 1857. One of the featured articles covers the Indian Mutiny (Sepoy Rebellion) of 1857. Contains many black and white engravings throughout. Measures approx. 16.25" x 11.75"