Boston. M. M. Ballou. 03-17- 1855.
Single issue of the illustrated newspaper Ballou's Pictorial ; 15 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; pp. 161-176 (16 pp); never bound in a volume; chipping to spine and light abrasion along free edge. First page pays homage to "The State of Iowa," with Native Americans and frontiersmen dominating the image. Two centerfold pages are devoted to Amherst College, and feature three large wood engravings: "Mount Holyoke, from Amherst," "New Library at Amherst College," "Colleges and Observatory at Amherst," with copious text devoted to the Massachusetts college situated "nearly at her geographical heart." Good condition, with very light soiling to front cover, horizontal fold as is usually the case with this weekly, plus ink stamp of a San Francisco news dealer to top free edge of front page. A most interesting issue of the newspaper, which observes: "No university can surpass the one at Amherst in facilities for studying natural history, while it is behind none in its opportunities for classical, mathematical, and philosophical education." Item #53775