104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM


    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2486 | Lot 33
    Price Realized: $715With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

    • Sale 2486 Lot 33

      (EPHEMERA.) Group of 18 New York newspapers from Lincoln's first presidential campaign and inauguration. Various sizes and conditions. New York, 1860-61

      Estimate $600 - 900

      New York Times, containing a colorful blurb on Lincoln as a rail splitter on page 6, 18 January 1860 * 2 issues of the New York Times, with small ads on page 5 for the upcoming Cooper Union speech, 22 and 27 February 1860 * New York Tribune, with a small front-page ad for the upcoming Cooper Union speech, 22 February 1860 * New York Tribune with full report of the Cooper Union speech on page 6, but in poor condition, 28 February 1860 * New York Herald on the Republican convention, 18 May 1860 * Lowville (NY) Journal & Republican with a full illustrated Republican ballot reproduced on page 2, 31 October 1860 * New York Herald with election returns, 7 November 1860 * 9 issues of the New York Herald and New York Tribune with coverage of Lincoln's inauguration journey, February 1861 * New York World, with coverage of inauguration, 5 March 1861. with--3 newspapers on the beginning and end of the war: Boston Daily Evening Traveller, 19 April 1861, New York Herald, 19 April 1865, and Cincinnati Daily Gazette, 22 April 1865 and a modern reprint of all 20 issues of the Campaign Plain Dealer, a Douglas paper, from June to November 1860.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $715