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    [Abraham Lincoln Assassination] Lot of Three Newspapers Including New York Times, April 15, 1865. The full eight-page edition, published between the time Lincoln was shot and his death a few hours later. Column one headlines read, in order: "AWFUL EVENT. President Lincoln Shot by an Assassin. The Deed Done at Ford's Theatre Last Night. The Act of a Desperate Rebel. The President Still Alive at Last Accounts. No Hopes Entertained of His Recovery. Attempted Assassination of Secretary Seward. Details of the Dreadful Tragedy."

    Front page printed with mourning rules, four of the six columns on the front page are filled with various reports of the event. In generally very good condition, with light ink at the left side of the mast head, and small tear at left margin of horizontal fold. Very clean light foxing throughout.
    Together with:
    New York Times, April 17, 1865. 8pp., featuring mourning rules throughout and detailed stories accounting the last hours of Lincoln's life. Very clean and in near fine condition.
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 19, 1865. 8pp. Uncut at top, mourning rules. Front page headlines announce Sherman's capture of Raleigh, and General Johnston's surrender. Further news on Lincoln's assassination and the arrest of the conspirators. Even toning throughout, rough edges at right margin.





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    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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