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.


Dr. Steven Lomazow
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Local ID: 781

Estimated Value: $600

Title: Chap-Book
Category: Chapbook
Volume: 1
Issue: 1-12
Date: May – November 1891
Published in: Chicago, IL
The pioneering periodical of the genre (also considered the first Little Magazine). A bi-monthly edited by Herbert Stuart Stone and published by Stone and Kimball. Founded by Henry Stone and Ingalls Kimball as an advertising organ for their publishing house, it soon became popular among the elite, by virtue of the liveliness and sharp originality of its contents. It featured high-level short fiction, a high percentage of poetry, and fine illustration by the likes of Aubrey Beardsley and Will Bradley. Its brief life marked an important milestone in the rise of the small American literary magazine. After merging into Chicago Dial, by 1903 it had 228 imitators. Ironically, Stone and his most successful competitor, Elbert Hubbard, both went to their death on the Lusitania. After one volume it moved to Chicago. Prominent contributors include H.G. Wells and Henry James.