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Harper's New Monthly Magazine (Volume I, 1850 - Volume 55, 1877) by  James editor Marcus - First Edition - 1850 - from The Book House in Dinkytown (SKU: 237676)

Harper's New Monthly Magazine (Volume I, 1850 - Volume 55, 1877)

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Harper's New Monthly Magazine (Volume I, 1850 - Volume 55, 1877)

by Marcus, James editor

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New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 54 volumes. LEATHER BOUND RUN FROM VOLUME 1 (June-November 1850) through VOLUME 55 (June-November 1877), MISSING only volume 20. Bindings are "Indestructible joint binding, warranted" by Mets & Schaefle, Dubuque, IA, in 1/2 heavy handsome brown morocco. Good+, all volumes in good+ condition, with rubbing at head heel and edges. No damage. Volumes 40-55 are a different binder, with compatible brown leather bindings, the last 10 in black smooth calf, bound by J.F. Widman binder, McGregor, IA. The set belonged to J. W. Gilman, presumably of IA. His stamped by the binder at the heel of the volumes, a device used to identify ownership and encourage return of borrowed volumes. Newsprint text is also in good+ condition. Harper's Magazine is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. Launched in June 1850 by the New York City publisher Harper & Brothers, it is the second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the U.S. The first press run of Harper's Magazine sold out almost immediately. Each volume features hundreds of illustrations. Circulation was some 50,000 issues six months later. The early issues reprinted serialized material pirated from English authors such as Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, and the Bronte sisters. The magazine soon was publishing the work of American artists and writers in a variety of fields, articles alphabetically arranged by title (e.g. Aeronautics, Early; Alchemist, the New; Arab, A Street; and Aurora Borealis or Polar Light, with 19 illustrations in Volume 39, 1869). With editorial features: "Editor's Table, Editor's Drawer, and Editor's Easy Chair". And editorial selections under "Literary Notes", "Current Events", and "Scientific Record". Includes in volume III, the scarce and valuable first publication of any portion of Moby Dick: "The Town-Ho's Story" on page 658, which became Chapter 54 of the novel, still at that time titled "The Whale". Due to the size/weight of this set it is not available for expedited delivery; extra charges may apply for international shipping. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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Harper's New Monthly Magazine (Volume I, 1850 - Volume 55, 1877)
Marcus, James editor
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First Edition
Harper & Brothers
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