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The Literary Museum, or Monthly Magazine, for March 1797

The Literary Museum, or Monthly Magazine, for March 1797

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The Literary Museum, or Monthly Magazine, for March 1797

by (BARBER, Edwin Atlee)

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West-Chester [Pennsylvania]: Printed by Derrick & Sharples, 1797. Softcover. Good. First edition. One complete untrimmed monthly issue in the original printed wrappers. Octavo. [2], [115]-168pp., engraved frontispiece plate (portrait of the young Dauphin of France). Presentation copy from the archeologist and American pottery expert Edwin Atlee Barber (signed "Compliments of E.A. Barber" on the recto of the frontispiece). The folded gatherings are loose (only one original stitch remains), the wraps and frontispiece plate are detached with parts of the edges and corners torn away (not affecting the letterpress), good. A scarce loose issue of this literary miscellany from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Among the contributions to this number is an original poem: "A new Masonic Song," a report on Mr. Vaillant's (François Levaillant, a famous French naturalist) journey to the interior parts of Africa (first published in book form in 1790 as *Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique*), and humorous essays, including: "Whimsical distresses of an attempt to make bread," by Christopher Cakeling, and one of Simon Sapling's (a British essayist) ingenious "Observations." Printed on the inside rear wrap is a lengthy description of the magazine's diverse contents and conditions of publication, including subscriptions received by "Mr. Mathew Carey" and other Philadelphia booksellers. *OCLC* locates only two copies of a bound volume of the six-issue set. *Evans* 32381.


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The Literary Museum, or Monthly Magazine, for March 1797
(BARBER, Edwin Atlee)
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Printed by Derrick & Sharples
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Americana, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Poetry, PopularCulture
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