Published by Harper & Brothers, 1870
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Original Wraps. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Single issue.Small quarto, 10 1/4" tall, pages 161 to 320 + ads, printed beige wraps. A very good, clean, sturdy periodical with minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling, spine cover chipped and back cover loose, binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. This is an original issue and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) as well as the advertisements and covers. Note: ''Harper's Magazine' began publication in 1850 and recreated the American magazine, serving as a promotional vehicle for Harper and Brothers books as well as the new 'literary' fiction and essay of the time, using sophisticated illustration and the best authors. Subject matters range from art, fiction, and poetry to history and science. As such it makes a terrific read as an anthology of its moment in time. Including 'Frederick the Great' by Abbott, 'Anteros by Lawrence,' 'A Brave Lady,' by Mulock, discussions of the site of our Nation's Capital, and a 'Leigh Hunt Memorial.