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Serial written by John Quincy Adams...
Item # 599501
March 14, 1801
THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1801 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. Has a wide variety of content but an emphasis on literary items. This is the volume 1, number 11 issue.
The frontpage has the 11th of the series of "Journal of a Tour Through Selesia" written by John Quincy Adams.
Eight pages, measures 9 3/4 by 12 3/4 inches, and in excellent condition.
This is the "second edition" but printed prior to April 25 as Mott notes "The paper was a success from the first. Dennie had thought 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