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Frank Leslie's Illustrated History of the Civil War

Moat, Louis Shepheard, Editor

ISBN 10: 051724120X / ISBN 13: 9780517241202
Edité par Fairfax, NY, 1977
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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A bright, tight copy. DJ is uncut; taped to the boards w/ 3 pieces of masking tape to front, 2 pieces to rear; some very light rubbing to edges; light soil from handling; colorful. Text is unmarked with no foxing. Spine ends of boards rubbed. May need extra postage; a very heavy, large book. N° de réf. du libraire WS08923

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Titre : Frank Leslie's Illustrated History of the ...

Éditeur : Fairfax, NY

Date d'édition : 1977

Reliure : Hardcover

Illustrateur : Illustrated

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Edition : 1st Edition

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Frank Leslie's Illustrated History of the Civil War: The Most Important Events of the Conflict Between the States Graphically Pictured. Stirring Battle Scenes and Grand Naval Engagements, Drawn by Special Artists on the Spot, Portraits of Principal Participants, Military and Civil: Famous Forts: Pathetic Episodes, Etc., the Whole Forming an Authentic Pictorial History of the War -- A Concise History of the Civil War, Being Official Data Secured from the War Records
Engravings by well-known artists throughout. An interesting collection of illustrations, in that they range from mundane wartime considerations such as the butchering of cattle to feed troops, to action-packed battle scenes depicting explosions of shells and clashes of foot soldiers and cavalry. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: "Frank Leslie (1821 ? 1880) was an English-born American engraver, illustrator, and publisher of family periodicals. Carter showed a natural bent for art and contributed sketches to the Illustrated London News, signing them as Frank Leslie. These were so cordially welcomed that he gave up commerce and was made superintendent of engraving on that journal. He made himself an expert and inventor in his new work and in 1848 he came to the United States. In 1853 he arrived in New York to engrave woodcuts for P. T. Barnum's short-lived Illustrated News. He began publishing the first of his many illustrated journalistic ventures, Frank Leslie's Ladies' Gazette of Fashion and Fancy Needlework, with good woodcuts by Leslie & Hooper, a partnership which dissolved in 1854. The New York Journal soon followed, with Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (1855) (called Leslie's Weekly), The Boy's and Girl's Weekly, The Budget of Fun, and many others. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, which included news as well as fiction, survived until 1922. Illustrations made by Leslie and his artists on the battlefield during the American Civil War are well-regarded for their historical value. He was ...

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