The Steven Lomazow Collection of American Periodicals

One of the largest periodical collection of all time. The Steven Lomazow Collection consists of almost 30 thousand issues dating back to the early 1700's.  A finer collection of periodical artwork you can't find any where else.


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Local ID: 223

Estimated Value: $1000

Title: American Magazine of Wonders and Marvelous Chronicle, Intended as a Record of Accounts of the Most Extraordinary Productions, Events, and Occurrences, in Providence, Natura, and Art, that Have Been Witnessed at Any Time
Category: Miscellany
Volume: 1-2
Issue: 1
Date: 1809
Published in: New York, NY
The scarce, early 19th century equivalent of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” edited by D. Fraser. One of the plates, the frontispiece of Rinaldo Rinaldini, is not in Lewis. A British magazine “The Wonderful Magazine” with similar content appeared 1793 – 1794. ULS also lists “Wonderful Magazine and Extraordinary Museum,” Carlisle Pa., 1803 -1803?, probably the first magazine of this type in America. Kribbs 45. Lewis: p. 1.