Apr 07, 2022 - Sale 2600

Sale 2600 - Lot 51

Price Realized: $ 780
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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(CIVIL WAR.) Bound run of the New-York Daily Tribune from the early part of the war. 76 complete 8-page issues, plus 42 additional defective issues. Folio, 1960s 1/4-buckram, minor wear and a bit musty; minor dampstaining, a few issues unopened; edges untrimmed; a few issues with inked "Pays-Bas" revenue stamps, later owner's signature on front flyleaf. New York: April 1861 to July 1863

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Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune was one of the nation's principal anti-slavery Republican newspapers during the war. This volume contains scattered issues from 29 April 1861 to 30 April 1862, plus a few additional issues from July 1863 (a list is available upon request). Noteworthy among the complete well-preserved issues are 22 October 1861 with a first report on the Battle of Ball's Bluff; 9 November 1861 on the Battle of Belmont, with a long abolitionist address by Gerrit Smith; good post-battle coverage of Gettysburg on 10 July 1863; and most notably the extensive first-day coverage on the New York Draft Riots on 14 July 1863.

This volume also includes at least two dispatches from the paper's London correspondent, Karl Marx--Das Kapital would not be published until 1867. The 21 October 1861 issue includes his "The London Times and Lord Palmerston," and 7 November has "The London Times on the Orleans Princes in America"--both credited to "an Occasional Correspondent."