The Atlantic Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics Volume 12, no. 71 Sept. 1863

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Paperback. [1], 266-400, [4] p.: illustrations; 25 cm. Stitched wrapper with illustration of the American flag on the front wrapper. Wrapper title: The Atlantic Monthly: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Politics. Advertisements on final 4 pages and on back wrapper include one for the Palmer Arm & Leg Patent of B. Frank Palmer, who had filed the first patent for an artificial leg in the United States in 1846. The U.S. government in 1862 agreed to provide artificial limbs to soldiers injured in the Civil War and Palmer was one of the suppliers. Contents: The Puritan Minister -- Thoreau's Flute by Louisa May Alcott [first publication] -- Mr. Martin's Disappointments -- Robert and Clara Schumann: Florestan's Story -- The Freedmen at Port Royal by Edward Lillie Pierce -- The Mather Safe -- The Tertiary Age, and Its Characteristic Animals -- The New Sangreal by Rose Terry [first publication] -- Thomas de Quincey -- Mrs. Lewis: A Story in Three Parts -- Lyrics of the Street: VI Play by Julia Ward Howe -- Interesting Manuscripts of Edmund Burke -- Harvard's Heroes by Walter Mitchell -- Who is Roebuck? The books reviewed include Hospital Transports: A memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia in the Summer of 1862. In Fair Condition: front and back wrappers are detached but present; wrappers are lightly soiled; 2 pages opened carelessly; faint dampstain, primarily at lower edges; occasional foxing; otherwise, clean and solid. Fair. Item #006821

Price: $25.00