Harper's New Monthly Magazine. No. CCXIX-August 1868, Vol. XXXVII. "Duels and Duelists."
1868. · New York:
by Thorpe, Thomas Bangs.
Rebound, later blue cloth morocco spine label, illustrated, 289-432 pp. (143 pages). Issue rebound in later cloth, some minor foxing, aging and browning; otherwise very good plus. Included in the August 1868 issue of Harper's Monthly, Thorpe's article begins on page 401, and covers the custom of dueling in an 11-page article. Thorpe (1815-1878) was a well-known travel writer and humorist, and drew on stories and personal experiences for this article. He presents a very informed account of the subject, and even gives detailed information on specific duels, including those that involved Jim Bowie, S.S. Prentiss, T.B. Hill, and Henry Clay. There are several other articles in this issue, including "The Streets of Washington," "John Bull in Abyssinia," "The Woman's Kingdom" and "Among the Andes of Peru and Bolivia." (Inventory #: 104195)