1865 THE LEISURE HOUR. Gold Rush, Western Americana, China, Beautifully Engraved
1865 THE LEISURE HOUR. Gold Rush, Western Americana, China, Beautifully Engraved
1865 THE LEISURE HOUR. Gold Rush, Western Americana, China, Beautifully Engraved
1865 THE LEISURE HOUR. Gold Rush, Western Americana, China, Beautifully Engraved
1865 THE LEISURE HOUR. Gold Rush, Western Americana, China, Beautifully Engraved
1865 THE LEISURE HOUR. Gold Rush, Western Americana, China, Beautifully Engraved
1865 THE LEISURE HOUR. Gold Rush, Western Americana, China, Beautifully Engraved
1865 THE LEISURE HOUR. Gold Rush, Western Americana, China, Beautifully Engraved
1865 THE LEISURE HOUR. Gold Rush, Western Americana, China, Beautifully Engraved
1865 THE LEISURE HOUR. Gold Rush, Western Americana, China, Beautifully Engraved

1865 THE LEISURE HOUR. Gold Rush, Western Americana, China, Beautifully Engraved

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The Leisure Hour for 1865. London. Paternoster Row. 1865. 33-828pp.

Wonderful content and beautifully illustrated throughout. Contents include:

The California Overland Express. Longest Stage-Ride in the World [extensive series with superb engravings]

Morse's Telegraphy

Full page color lithograph of The Tuileries in France

Full page engraving of Handel [Handel's Messiah]

Rope-Trick Conjurors [Magic]

Life in Egypt by Missionary, M. L. Whately

An Adventure with Mexican Hogs [Peccary, engraving of one killing a rattlesnake]

The Peking [China] Gazette [Great Illustrations]

Adventure with Pirates

Wreck of the "Stanley" Steamer [with full page illustration]

Biography of Henry Ward Beecher

To Caribo and Back. An Emigrant's Journey to the Gold-Fields in British Columbia. [series from Mr. W. Champness' Journal; unpublished elsewhere; wonderful engravings]

The Ainos of Yesso, Japan [absolutely superb engravings; series of articles]

South American Beef

Adventures Ashore and Afloat [Australia, Aborigines, Gold Fields, etc.]

A Rattlesnake at the Diggins and Other Recollections of Shasta Plains [California]

Adventure with the Indians of Oregon [engravings]

Life of Francois Fenelon

A Week in the Austrian Tyrol [engravings]

Wanderings in Central Asia [illustrated] by Arminius Vambery

My First Buffalo Hunt

The Todas of the Blue Mountains

Yuen-Ming-Yuen, China [War in China]

Full page color lithograph of various phases of "Eclipses of the Sun"

The Transatlantic Telegraph

The Shangai Tea-Gardens

Full page engraving "Napoleon in Exile." 

Sewing Machines for the Blind

A Christmas Issue with Lots of Christmas Content, etc.

Large 4to, near folio, rubbed, part of spine relaid. Lacking the first issue, but else complete. A few closed tears and some handling.