Both boards are loose, but the newspapers themselves appear to be complete and in good condition. The string binding of these newspapers is fairly strong, mindful that there was very little space available on the binding side of the pages. The only handwriting I could find on the newspapers themselves is in the white space at the bottom of Page 1 of the October 4th issue. This "antique" handwriting is in ink and it appears to be someone's first name ("Peter H"). 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 minor tears at the edges and the few more notable tears are noted below. I do not believe it was, which would explain the "missing" issue numbers in the inventory below. There are no Sunday newspapers bound within this volume, but the publisher always assigned an issue number to the newspapers that would have been published each Sunday.Accordingly, 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, although the binder occasionally had a bit of a problem getting the pages of some of the issues in the correct order. Most issues consist of eight pages and a few consist of 12 pages, which the publisher describes as "Triple Sheet" issues. All issues appear to be complete and clean other than the one page that has someone's name inked onto it as mentioned above. The 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. The item "Bound THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 1 thru December 31,1861 Civil War free s&h" is in sale since Sunday, August 30, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Paper\Newspapers\Pre-1900". The seller is "4097x" and is located in San Antonio, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.