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: 973

Estimated Value: $15,000

Title: Columbian Monthly Magazine, or Monthly Miscellany
Category: 18th Century, Americana
Volume: 1
Issue: 13
Date: September 1787
Published in: Philadelphia, PA
One of the two earliest printings of the U.S. Constitution. Internal evidence suggests this printing was issued early in the week of September 23. An advertisement on the wrapper of this issue is for “American Museum” and lists the publication date for the September 1787 issue as October 1. An advertisement on the inner front wrapper of “American Museum” for September 1787 is for “Columbian Magazine” and states ‘this day is published…”The Columbian Magazine,”‘ suggesting that both magazines were published on the same day. It would therefore be difficult to assign priority to either of these printings. The “New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine” printing is dated September 27. Only one other contemporary magazine printing of the Constitution (Worcester Magazine) has been identified.