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: 10340

Estimated Value: $4,000

Title: Anglo-African Magazine
Category:  African American
Volume:  1
Issue:  2,3,5,6,8,9,
Date: February, March, May, June, August, and September 1859.
Published in: Not Stated
Sale 2441 Lot 360 from Swann Galleries March 30, 2017. A GREAT RARITY (LITERATURE AND POETRY.) HARPER, FRANCES E.; MARTIN R. DELANY, ET AL. The Anglo-African Magazine. February, March, May, June, August and September, of 1859. Tall 4to, original printed wrappers: consecutively paginated; February and September issues lack rear wrappers; March issue with diagonal chip to the last page of text, with loss thereto. Some chipping to the edges of all issues. subscriber’s name of Charles Bustill on front covers. should be seen. New York: Thomas Hamilton, 1859. A broken run, but a remarkable survival of an early and notably rare african-american publication. These six issues of this fragile magazine have the added distinction of having belonged to Charles Bustill, distinguished conductor on the underground railroad. Bustill (1816-1890) was Paul Robeson’s maternal grandfather, and prominent in Philadelphia’s free black community. The Anglo-African Magazine, was short-lived but within its pages were contributions from some of the nineteenth century’s most important black writers. The first portion of “The Two Offers,” by distinguished author Frances Ellen Harper appears in the September issue. It is the first published short story by an African American woman. Explorer and author Martin R. Delany’s serialized “Blake, or the Huts of America,” the second novel by an African American man appeared in the January through June issues. Articles by Edward Blyden, James McCune Smith, Bishop Daniel Payne, and William C. Nell. Danky, #450.