Lot 139: ANTIQUE 1870 Harper's Weekly King of Spainâs Portrait
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: Bidders will note that lot(s) with very low Staring Bids, i. e. $1-$5, should in no way see the Starting Bid of $1-$5 as the Book Barnâs judgment on the value of the item(s) contained in the lot(s). We have been in the Used/OP book business for 30+ years & have a LOT of inventory, with more piling up weekly. (Sometimes it seems to us that books breed at night, so there are always more of them over time!) There is NO reserve on these lots. These low Starting Bid lot(s) are meant to lower our inventory by providing bidders the opportunity to buy material at a low pricesâwe call it the "Eek" price; as in "Eek! Thatâs all it sold for?" Our lack of storage is your opportunity to buy material at a low price. Antique 1870 Woodblock Portrait, suitable for framing with or without an autograph, of Spanish King Amadeo I. It is interior page of the December 31, 1870 Issue of Harper's Weekly. The Portrait is Titled: "THE NEW KING OF SPAIN". This portrait is to commemorate the election as king of Amadeo I on November16, 1870. Amadeo was elected by the Spanish Cortes after they deposed the previous Queen, Isabella II, because they refused to recognize a female sovereign. The portrait image measures approximately 9 1/2 inches high X 9 inches wide plus borders. It takes up 2/3 of the page, with the bottom 1/3 being a political cartoon about Russian-British rivalry. The verso of the page is covered with 19th century advertising for pens, patten medicines, pianos, etc. Left edge shows removal marks from the Harperâs volume it came from, which will be covered by the mat when framed. Paper is lightly age toned but not brittle. Overall the piece is Good plus Condition. Amadeo I (1845-1890) was the only King of Spain from the House Of Savoy. He was the second son of King Vittorio Emanuele of Italy and reigned briefly as King of Spain from 1870 to 1873. Amadeo's reign was fraught with growing republicanism, Carlist rebellions in the north, and the Cuban independence movement. He abdicated in 1973 & Alfonso XII, who was Isabellaâs eldest son regained the throne. Amedeo returned to Italy in 1873. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Good Plus Condition