This Issue:
Title: Dial
Category: Literary, Philosophy, Religion
Value: $4,000
Volume: 1-4
Issue: All Published
Local ID: 1196
Date: July 1840 – April 1844
Published in: Boston, MA
The rare (never over 300 copies issued), quarterly ‘crown jewel’ of transcendentalist publications, subtitled “a magazine for literature, philosophy, and religion.” It was first edited by Margaret Fuller, then by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and contains first printings of many of their most important works. Thoreau’s literary efforts began here.His first appearance is in the first issue and he contributed to it thirty-one times, and was editor pro tempore of the July 1843 issue. A highly important and collectible magazine. Earler wrappers are light green. It was reprinted 1901 – 02.
American Periodicals Reference: 384