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Item # 628814 THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, November, 1789  This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.
The issue begins with the continuation of: "Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travels Into the Eastern States..."  which is very descriptive & which takes nearly 5 pages. Also the continuation of the: "History of the American War", and "Memoirs of the Bastille" which had recently fallen signaling the beginning of the French Revolution.
Near the back is "The Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day including nearly 2 pages headed: "United States". Included is a report from Lexington, Ky., concerning Indian troubles, the arrival of the President in Boston, a description of the size of the United States, and an account of the resignation of David Rittenhouse as Treasurer of the United States, among other items (see).
Complete in 64 pages, full title/contents page, 4 3/4 by 8 inches, an interior leaf with archival mends & a few internal margins a bit irregular. Generally nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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