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The Times 1861-1862

By Various

1861-1862- London- Times Newspapers

24" by 18.5"; Variously paginated

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

An impressive and heavy run of The Times newspaper

A complete run containing each daily issue of The Times between the 1st January 1861 and the 31st December 1862.

The Times is a British Daily newspaper, first published in London in 1785. The first newspaper to have borne the name 'The Times' it set the standard for various other works around the world including The New York Times and The Times of India. It is occasionally referred to as The London Times for distinguishing purposes.

The Times is also the origin of the Times Roman typeface, originally developed by Stanley Morison of the Times.

This collection, incredibly scarce in such quantity and condition, covers a particularly fascinating period at the beginning of the American Civil War, which was reported on internationally.

Each volume contains the daily issues, excluding sundays, of each day within a three month period. Each issue is approximately 12-16 pages.

A total of 626 issues over around 9000 pages.

These volumes include coverage of notable events such as the 1862 World's fair, known as the International exhibition or the Great London exhibition. Each volume includes daily updates on the progress of notable international conflicts and most particularly the American Civil War. Key events from this conflict were reported remarkably quickly. This period covers the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th  President of the United States, and transcribed many of his speeches.

Also notable in this collection is the issue covering the death of Prince Albert, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria. Though he died on December 14th 1861, his death was not announced until the 16th December 1861. The columns of this issue are bordered in black as a sign of national mourning.

A fascinating and important collection.

CONDITION

In contemporary matching red half morocco bindings. Externally, smart. Rubbing to front boards on all volumes and wear to the head and tail of spines. Straps to spines broken on three volumes and missing to one volume. Gilt stamp to foot of each spine. Joints cracked to Jan 1861 volume. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean although occasional patches of foxing or age toning. A few scattered pages throughout all volumes have been repaired, particularly noticeable in the April-June and July-September 1862 volumes on pages from July 31st, August 12th, August 2nd and April 3rd issues. October-December 1862 volume has a small ink spill to one page and occasional tidemarks. Issue for November 1st 1861 has a large ink spill. Pages from December 24th issue have some nibbling to bottom corner of pages, not affecting text. Loss to top corner of three pages from September 1st 1862 issue, again not affecting text. Occasional pages have been folded at the corners to mark a place and the creasing is evident. A large closed tear crosses the entire page from September 2nd 1861 issue. Ink stamp of The Athenaeum to first page of each issue. Overall: VERY GOOD


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