Clinton Public: April 13, 1871 (Vol. 15, No. 12)
RICHARDSON, G.B. (editor)
Price: 55.00 USD
Clinton, IL: Clinton Public, 13 April 1871 (Vol. 15, No. 12). Folio (14 3/4" X 22"). Self-cover. 8pp (uncut). Very good. Single 3 3/4" X 1½" oval-shaped paper loss just left of top edge of front page -- alongside masthead steel-engraved vignette; otherwise tight and clean and completely free of edge tears, with just the slightest bit of age toning and faint dampstaining. Attractive example of this central Illinois newspaper from the county seat of De Witt County. Entire front page (and it continues) is filled with the always-fun "Delinquent Tax List" -- otherwise, good and typical rural Illinois content. Numerous advertisements, including delightful examples featuring the newly-popular large steel engravings: patent medicines (such as "Dr. Willis's Anodinized Sharks Oil for Deafness, Noises in the Head, and Painful Affections of the Ear"), household ("Fresh Arrivals at Sherman's. Prints, Scotch Ginghams, Percales, Poplins, Sheetings, Laces...."), etc.