"The oaks of the Metairie, or "Chênes d'Allard, did not become a place of rendezvous for duelists until the year 1834. Previous to this, the favorite place for fighting was the Fortin property, now the Fair Grounds.
The fact is, New Orleans being then but sparsely built in the rear, there were a number of convenient places closer at hand where those who had a stomach for battle could satisfy their cravings to their heart's content, without fear of interference. To say the truth, interference was the exception. AN ILLUSTRATED BI-MONTHLY MAGAZINE - VOL.New Orleans: ART AND LETTERS ASSOCIATION, 138 GRAVIER STREET - E. Pagination: -154, frontispiece: A Chartres St. With accompanying poem on p. Illustrated by various artists including E.
WOODWARD, ANDRES MOLINARY, BROR ANDERS WICKSTROM, AMY BEMISS, GEO. CLEMENTS - local ads, including W. SEEBOLD, Artists' and Painters' Supplies, 166 CANAL STREET, and Gideon Townsend Stanton's stock brokerage. Original pictorial wrappers, cover design executed by Wickstrom, local ads at both sides of lower cover. Extremities dusted, couple spots, spine ends perished, partial splits - textblock evenly toned, slight wear at fore-edges, exceptional condition overall, this copy entirely uncut.
Papers on historical and famous things and places about New Orleans. An excellent art and literary magazine. A Bibliography of New Orleans Magazines, by Max L. Contents include: MACBETH by WM. PRESTON JOHNSTON (President of Tulane University) - THE OAKS: The OLD DUELLING GROUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS by JOHN AUGUSTIN - TRAITS AND TRADITIONS OF THE SOUTH by WM.
BURWELL - MIGRATORY: A Poem by ELI SHEPPERD - ISIS: a Poem by James R. Randall, author of "My Maryland" - PLANTATION LIFE "SINCE DIS TIME" by MRS. SHIELDS - A PAINTER'S COMPARISON OF EUROPE AND AMERICA by G. CLEMENTS - ART TALKS by FRANK WALLER - NOTABLE BOOKS. Though short-lived, the bimonthly journal played a significant role in the development of the late-nineteenth-century New Orleans arts community, and its establishment suggests the increasing professionalization of the local scene.Initially affiliated with the Artists' Association of New Orleans, the journal featured fiction, poetry, travel articles, book reviews, and essays, as well as art. The first issue appeared in February 1887 and the last in December of that year. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "504antiquariyat" and is located in this country: US.
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