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Lot of 8 issues of this successful political & literary journal...
Item # 561456
January 10, 1801
THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, a lot of eight issues from vol. one dating from Jan. 10 thru Feb. 28, 1801
* 8 issue lot of early 19th century issues
* Successful political & literary journal
Edited by Joseph Dennie under the pseudonym "Oliver Oldschool" and Asbury Dickins, it espoused republican values and was the first important political & literary journal in the United States.
This lot of eight issues has a wide variety of content but an emphasis on literary items. The ftpg. of each issue has one of the series of "Journal of a Tour Through Selesia" written by John Quincy Adams.
I note one leaf with a lower corner missing, otherwise in nice condition with scattered foxing throughout. A few minor margin tears as well. Each issue has 8 pgs. & measures 10 1/2 by 12 3/4 inches. Still bound together but easily disbindable (I will do for you if wanted).
These are the "second edition" but printed prior to April 25 as Mott notes "The paper was a success from the first. Dennie had thought a a printing of 1000 copies would be enough...Dickins insisted on 1500; this liberal allowance was soon exhausted & a second edition called for. By April 25 the regular edition consisted of 2000 copies."
Category: Pre-Civil War