Bellew, F. (illus).
London. Illustrated Times. 06-01- 1861.
COMPLETE disbound Illustrated Times magazine of June 1, 1861 with text relating to the recent outbreak of the war between the states, and two pages of black and white wood engravings (Sketches of American Character North and South - images approximately 13 x 9 inches on sheets 15 x 10 inches), pp.-358. Faint soiling in outer margins; overall very good condition. A fascinating issue of the London Illustrated Times with the front page title "The Disunited States." The article starts "Sticklers for precedent are singularly disconcerted by their inability to discover in the past history of other nations an exact parallel to the present secession of the Southern States from the American Union" and ends "The secession is a fact that cannot be got over. It has taken place, and no demonstration of force, however successful, can ever efface its memory. The Southern States can never be brought back to the Union on equal terms, and on any other they will only be held in subjection by a military despotism. It remains for the North to decide if it will purchase victory at the price of liberty." Vignette illustrations of the south include Washington Hack-Men, Nurses, House Servant, Old Slave, Planter, Poor White, etc.; of the north include: Fireman, A Fifth Avenue Group, Rowdy, Farmer, etc. Item #48898
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