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: 5091

Estimated Value: $200

Title:  Western Messenger; Devoted to Religion and Literature
Category:  Philosophy,Transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson
Volume:  1
Issue:  8-9
Date:  April 1836 – May 1840
Published in:  Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH
 The most important western magazine of its era. A monthly, first and later published in Cincinnati, founded by transplanted unitarian ministers ‘to set forth and defend Unitarian views of christianity’ akin to that in New England. After this issue, an increasing amount of the contents were devoted to the literary and religious philosophy of individualism, liberalism and spirituality known as Transcendentalism, with contributions by its primary exponent, Ralph Waldo Emerson, many by Margaret Fuller, and others by most of other important authors who would go on to form the core of “The Dial” (384).