Homer, Winslow, et al. (illus).
Boston. Fields, Osgood & Co., 1870.
First Edition. Bound volume of the weekly newspaper for the year 1870 illustrated throughout with black and white wood engravings; 880 pp. Page size for the New Series, begun in 1870, is 14 3/4 x 11 inches. Three-quarter leather binding; hinges and joints splitting but covers still attached; leather corners and spine bumped and abraded; spine worn and chipped at top and bottom. Contents overall in very good condition. Volume includes each installment of Charles Dickens' "Mystery of Edwin Drood" ("from the author's advance sheets with original illustrations") which, as a consequence of the author's death, terminates at Chapter 23 -- roughly half way through the intended novel. Also present in the volume are five full-page illustrations by Winslow Homer ("High Tide," "Low Tide," "The Robin's Note," "Chestnutting," and "Trapping in the Adirondacks." Other artists featured in the volume include C. G. Bush, W. L. Sheppard, Harrison Weir, F.O.C. Darley and many more. There is extensive coverage of the Franco-Prussian War, with numerous illustrations, including two double-page bird's-eye views of Paris. The volume represents a seldom-seen full year of the weekly newspaper; overall very good clean condition. Item #51894