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First 26 issues of Civil War era periodical  

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Vanity Fair: Vol. I, No. 1, December 31, 1859 - Vol. I, No. 26, June 23, 1860

Thompson, Frank J., publisher

New York

Wm. E. Chapin, printer



26 issues bound into one volume. 416 pages. Pictorial cover on each issue, illustrations throughout, some full-page. (4to) 11¾x8¾", bound in blue wove cloth, leather spine label, gilt. First Editions.

"Vanity Fair will be a humorous and satirical paper. A pleasant tonic to be taken once a-week by the public. A corrective for what seems to us to be at present a rather dyspeptic state of society..." [Preface to the first issue]. Cartoons by Henry Louis Stephens. Includes contributions by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, William Dean Howells, Fitz-James O'Brien, Charles Farrar Browne, and others, with references to Abraham Lincoln and slavery. This humorous periodical was published from December, 1859 to July 4, 1863.

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