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: 1701

Estimated Value: $5,000

Title: Gentleman and Lady’s Town and Country Magazine
Category: Miscellany, 18th Century
Volume: 1
Issue: 1-9
Date: May 1784 – January 1875
Published in: Boston, MA
The first American magazine to purposefully appeal to women for readership. A monthly miscellany edited by Job Weedon and William Barrett. The very rare last issue, which contains two unrecorded plates, one entitled “History of Alicia” and the other of music, is held elsewhere only at Harvard University. No complete file is listed in ULS. Interestingly, a plate opposite the title page for May 1784 entitled “Unexpected Surprise” is also included. This is identical to that in the inaugural (October 1783) issue of Boston Magazine and may not be original to this periodical. A note from the publishers in the first issue, though, refers to a plate “to be bound up with the volume at the close of the year” so perhaps it was borrowed for use here. The only complete file extant.