London: Illustrated London News, 1861. Hardcover. Two half yearly volumes for the year 1861 of this influential and popular illustrated newspaper, with important content and many engravings, the beginning of the US Civil War from the British perspective.
Content includes an engraving of Jefferson Davis, "President of the Southern Confederacy of America" with article on p248; Other articles, illustrations include: Disunion in the United States; The Secession Movement in America; Map of Charleston Harbour; A Slave Auction in Virginia; John Anderson Fugitive Slave in Canada; The Hon. Jefferson Davis, President of the Southern Confederacy of America; General Winfield Scott, Commander in Chief of the United States' Forces; The Crowd at Baltimore Waiting for Mr. Lincoln, President of the United States; President Lincoln Delivering his Inaugural Address in front of the Capitol at Washington; Slaves for Sale: A Scene in New Orleans, The Dandy Slave; Interior of an American Railway-Car; The Secession of Virginia, and the American Civil War; Mass Meeting in Union Square, New York; The Future of Cotton. Unionist Scouting Party in the Virginia Woods; Attack on the Pickets of the Garibaldi Guard on the East Branch of the Potomac; Capture of a U.S. Dragoon; 'Contraband' of War; Battle of Bull's Run; Texas Rangers; Bringing in the federal wounded after the skirmish at Lewinsville, VA; Fort Ochacoke; General McClelland, Commander in Chief of the Federal Forces.
4to. Vol. I 622pp; Vol. II 676pp, (with Christmas supplement). Three quarter black calf with green cloth boards, gilt title on spine. Edges worn, a bit rubbed at spine. Internally clean, binding tight. Very good condition. Item #21028