Harper & Brothers: NY, 1876. Item #96-7997
Illustr, 16 x 12, 1/4 leather, 7-62, 67-360, 383-1068. Covers poor, almost detached, burn marks to lower margins of the first few pages and missing part of lower margins & bit of the text due to fire damage, tears, chipping, creasing, waterstained, soiled, cello-tape repairs, loose and detached pages, lacking all pages (including endpaper) prior to page 7, pages 63-66 and 361-382 torn out, some cut pages, couple of pages lacking corners. Contains serials by Charles Read, R.D. Blackmore & Anthony Trollope, politics esp the presidential campaign, Indian wars including a few paragraphs on the "Montana Slaughter" (Custer), lengthy excerpt of Sitting Bull's autobiography w/ illust., arctic exploration, native Americans, Chinese immigration, advertisement for PT Barnum w/illust, lighthouses, inventions, centennial celebrations & colonial history, torpedoes, Iceland, football and quite a lot on the Centennial Expositoin at Philadelphia: construction, completion, events, maps, diagrams, loads of illustr the grounds, participants, shooting match, buildings, etc. Attractive illustr throughout, many by A.B. Frost. MORE THAN 100 ILLUSTRATIONS BY THOMAS NAST. Sold as is.