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
|January – December 1859
|New York, NY
|A scarce and important monthly edited by Thomas Hamilton, published by and devoted to the interests of Black Americans. The contents run the gamut of Black culture and include a stirring account of the execution of John Brown and the serialized first printing, from January through July, of the first 30 chapters of the third novel written in America by a Black Man,”Blake: or, the Huts of America” by Martin Robinson Delany, who also assisted Frederick Douglass in editing “The North Star” (thanks to David Holloway for his help here). The first magazine published by a Black man in America was “Mirror of Liberty”, which first appeared in July 1838. See detailed description in Swann 2013 African American Sale 2308. Unlike the Swann copy, this is in publishers binding.