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.
Estimated Value: $8,000
|Date:||January 1813 – December 1820|
|Published in:||Philadelphia, PA|
|The most important periodical of its era, with general, literary and historical content. The first 24 issues were edited by Washington Irving. November 1814 contains the first non-newspaper printing of the Star Spangled Banner. July 1819 features the first lithograph (by Bass Otis) printed in an American magazine. Volume 8 contains two large maps of Revolutionary War battles, as well as engravings of American landscapes and Benjamin Franklin. Numerous other important and interesting illustrations, some hand-colored, are seen throughout. The last two volumes (nsv. 1 – 2) are the scarcest. Nsv. 2 contains a two-part article listed in Wagner-Camp. This run is complete with all of the plates and examples of all wrapper variations (see a-h to follow). A continuation of “Select Reviews and Spirit of the Foreign Magazines” (85)., superseded by “Literary Gazette” (158). Mott I: 279 – 283; Chielens I: 34 – 38; Kribbs 79; Edgar 21; Smuth: pp. 178 – 80; Wagner-Camp 18.|