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: 10296


Estimated Value: $10,000



Title: Freeholder’s Magazine or Monthly Chronicle of Liberty by a Patriotic Society

Category: 18th Century, Revolutionary War

Value: $10,000

Volume: 2

Issue: 1-6

Local ID: 10296

Date: March 1770 – August 1770
Complete volume with all engravings in tact. Original to this magazine is the May issue featuring an engraving of the Boston Massacre and descriptive six page recounting of the events. This engraving is based on the earlier Henry Pelham engraving as opposed to the more famous re-engraving by Paul Revere. This item is a rare example of a well-preserved magazine printing of the plate and includes Pelham’s original caption. While the Pelham plate and the associated article are uniquely valuable for their historical significance, this title is highly sought after in its own right.

“The third English printing of the Massacre plate is in The Freeholder’s Magazine for May 1770, London, printed for Isaac Fell, opposite page 136, accompanied by a six-page article giving an account of the massacre. The print, which is newly engraved, follows the Dilly print published as the frontis to the London edition of The Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre] carefully. There are minor differences…. The outstanding difference is the omission of the nonchalant dog in the foreground, the only instance in contemporaneous prints where this prominent animal is omitted.” (Brigham, p. 70)