Stars & stripes

Philadelphia: 1861? Broadside (approx. 18 x 14"); adorned with 32 small circular mustard-colored vignettes engraved in black, each depicting the seal of a state of the Union; some offsetting due to having been previously folded, else a fine example. Attractive advertisement for the Philadelphia weekly illustrated newspaper, which "contains 8 Pages, 40 columns of reading matter, from the pens of the best American authors; national and not sectional; it is emphatically the best literary paper in America. It has no equal." Contents also include a review excerpt from the Philadelphia Weekly; terms of subscription; and a call for agents. Subscribers are additionally bribed with the promise of certificates being sold at $1 and redeemable for various goods, the most luxurious of which is a gold chronometer hunting watch valued at $200. AAS only in OCLC as of July, 2014. Item #45862

Price: $750.00

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