Philadelphia: 1864 - 1865. 1st Printing. 8 pp per issue. Fare set lacks No 13, issued over a year later, Sept 11, 1865. The rare 4 pp Fare prospectus bound-in at rear of volume. Masthead wood engraving [Leland del, Rea Sc]. The occasional wood engraving in text, with Fare ground plan in issue 12. 11-5/8" x 9-1/4". Period black half-sheep binding with marbled paper boards. General wear to binding. Age-toning to paper. Overall, Very Good. Item #48550.2
Fare Issued under the auspices of the United States Sanitary Commission, as a memorial of the Great Central Sanitary Fair. Contains story of sale of the Emancipation Proclamation & facsimiles [No. 9 (Friday, June 17), p. 70]... "The original Proclamation of Emancipation, signed by President Lincoln, sold at the Chicago Fair for three thousand dollars."