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Item # 667714 THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, February, 1788  Articles include a continued article: "A Tract on the Unreasonableness of the Laws of England in Regard to Wives" "On the Choice of a Husband" "State of Religion in Virginia--From Mr. Jefferson's Notes" which takes 3 1/2 pages; "An Account of Some Ancient Customs in Wales" "Customs & Traditions Among the Indians" & much more.
At the back is "Domestic Intelligence" with the latest news of the day including a call by the state of New York for a convention to discuss & approve the proposed federal constitution. Also mention that Ben Franklin was elected president of the "society for political inquiries".
Lacking the plates called for.
Complete in 64 pages, full title/contents page, 5 by 8 inches, various foxing & some damp staining throughout. Two leaves near the front are present in photocopy, not containing any mentioned reports.

This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.

Item from Catalog 320 (released for July, 2022)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's