FRANK LESLIE’S FAMOUS LEADERS AND BATTLE SCENES OF THE CIVIL WAR- FIRST EDITION, 1896

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This large “coffee table” book is based on Frank Leslie’s popular newspapers that were published during the Civil War. It has a brown cloth cover with decorative leaf embossing on the edges. The title is embossed in gold on the front cover and spine. Contains an index of illustrations, hundreds of engravings, maps, and a history of the Civil War.

Measures 11 ¾” x 16 ½” x 1 ½”. Text contains 544 pages. Binding is tight, no loose or torn pages. Cover shows light wear in areas and corners are bent.

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, later renamed Leslie's Weekly, was an illustrated literary and news magazine founded in 1855 and published until 1922. It was one of several magazines started by publisher and illustrator Frank Leslie. Throughout its decades of existence, the weekly provided illustrations and reports—first with wood engravings and Daguerreotypes, later with more advanced forms of photography—of wars from John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry and the Civil War until the Spanish–American War and the First World War. It often took a strongly patriotic stance and frequently featured cover pictures of soldiers and heroic battle stories.  [sl]

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