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Item # 676185 THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, July, 1787  Among the articles are: "Remarks & Facts Relative to the American Paper Money, By Dr. Franklin" "Letter from Dr. Franklin to a Friend, on the Subject of the North East Storms" "Letter from Dr. Franklin to a friend, Containing an Account of a Remarkable Whirlwind" "Letter from Dr. M. to Dr. Franklin, Containing an Account of a Waterspout at Antigua"  "Sermon on the Combat of the Duel" 'Letter from Mr. Jefferson, Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States at the Court of Versailles, to Dr. David Ramsay" "The Origin of Tobacco: by Dr. Franklin" "The Way to Make Money Plenty in Every Man's Pocket. By doctor Franklin" and more.
Complete in 104 pages, untrimmed margins, full title page, 5 by 8 1/2 inches, the table of contents at the back of the issue. Very nice condition.

This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. Included is the lengthy list of "Subscribers Names" of which the publisher was very proud, including many notables of the era including George Washington & Ben Franklin.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's