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One of the earliest American magazines you will find... Mention of Sam Adams...



Item # 622284

January 1, 1746

THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE, (Boston), January, 1746 

* Very rare 18th century magazine
* 1st successful magazine in America
* Samuel Adams


This is a very rare title, actually the first successful magazine in American history done in the traditional magazine format (Christian History preceded this by several years but was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening) although it only lasted for about 3 years. But two previous attempts at a magazine in the colonies only lasted for a few issues--one published by Ben Franklin. The content & format is much like similar publications in London with various political discussions and an "Historical Chronicle" near the back with news of the day from Europe, Philadelphia, New York, & Boston (see).
Among the articles are: "Journal of the Proceedings & Debates in the Political Club" "The Difference Between Popery & Protestantism" "Whether England Can be Happy Under a Popish King" "The Drapier's Letter to the Good People of Ireland..." and much more. At the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with news reports, including an address to the governor of Massachusetts with his reply signed in type: W Shirley.
Complete in 48 pages, bound without a full title/index page (typical with this title). Some foxing, generally in nice, clean condition on relatively thick-stock paper. Measures 5 by 7 3/4 inches. A very rare opportunity for an extremely scarce magazine.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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