Bound 78 daily issues of THE NEW YORK HERALD for July 1, 1861, through September 30, 1861. The front board is missing, the rear board is well worn and detached, and the backstrip on the spine has been worn away. The newspapers themselves appear to be complete and in fairly good condition.
The string binding of these newspapers is fairly strong, but mindful that there was very little space available on the binding side of the pages, as noted below several of the pages that are present are detached from the binding. The only handwriting I could find on the newspapers themselves is some "antique" handwriting in pencil in the white space on Pages 1 and 3 of the July 8th issue. The only other handwriting I could find is on the otherwise blank front flyleaf. This handwriting reads, Alfred M. Heckel, " "Allentown, " presumably Pennsylvania, and "May 2nd 1865.
There are very few tears on the pages other than the minor tears at the edges and any more notable tears are noted below. The worst of the tears appear in the pages of the first few newspapers, as well as the last, but there is no egregious loss of text. I suspect that much of the problem is caused by there being such little white space available for the binder to use.The newspapers are string bound and it is not uncommon for some of these newspapers to have broken away from at least one of the five strings involved with the binding. Again, there is no egregious loss of text. There are no Sunday newspapers bound within this volume. The inventory here below lists the date of each newspaper, the day of the week the newspaper was published, the issue number, and the number of pages that comprise the issue. All issues appear to be complete.
The newspapers dated through July 8th are masted as "Morning Editions" and all subsequent newspapers do not have this phrase at the tops of the front pages. All issues consist of eight pages only. All issues appear to be complete and clear of handwriting other than the one page that is mentioned above. This bound volume measures about 22.5 inches in height, 15.5 inches in width, and 1.5 inches in thickness.
These newspapers are published in New York, but telegraphed dispatches quickly report events farther south, particularly in and around Washington, D. There is great detail on military events in Virginia, particularly northern Virginia and the July issues foretell a great Union victory at Bull Run until, of course, it wasn't. The item "Bound 78 issues THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 1 thru September 30,1861 Civil War" is in sale since Sunday, August 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Paper\Newspapers\Pre-1900".
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