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: 1736

Estimated Value: $400

Title: Godey’s Lady’s Book
Category: Literary, Edgar Allan Poe
Volume: 28-29
Issue: 1-12
Date: January – December 1844
Published in: Philadelphia, PA
A very successful, widely circulated ladies’ miscellany, illustrated with engravings and hand-colored fashion plates, most notable for the long-standing editorship of Sarah J. Hale. It maintained a consistently moral and sentimental tone, publishing ‘nothing having the slightest appearance of indelicacy.’ This volume contains three original Poe appearances. The November 1859 issue contains the first paper doll in an American magazine. After the 1840’s, with “Peterson’s,” the most commonly located titles of their era. Continued in “Puritan.” This volume contains a number of Poe first printings.