1833. Item #77883
HALL, James, ed. THE WESTERN MONTHLY MAGAZINE. A continuation of the Illinois Monthly Magazine. Cincinnati: Published by Corey & Fairbank, 1833 (-1834). 22 issues. A nearly complete run of the first two years of this monthly periodical (January, 1833 - December, 1834), lacking only two issues (#s 13 & 21, January & September 1834) and one leaf (p.617-9 in December 1834). Other publishers include Eli Taylor and Taylor & Tracy. Included are four plates: Portraits of Daniel Boone (February 1833) and R. H. Bishop (December 1833), and two copies of the medal presented to Gen. Gates (October 1833). Ink ownership on front wrap of most issues. All but one issue are side-sewn in the original printed paper wrappers. August 1834 is the exception; it lacks wrappers and is trimmed slightly smaller than the other issues. Most wrappers show some dust-soiling and edgewear; and some others are starting. Text leaves are clean for the most part but with some occasional light foxing, mostly in later issues. The individual condition of each varies from good to fine, with most being very good. (Sabin 102996). The run also includes two early print appearances by Harriet Beecher Stowe: "A New England Sketch. By Miss Harriet E. Beecher." pp. (170)-192, with the running-title "Prize Story." No. XVI. April, 1834. Published the same year as the first book appearance; this periodical appearance is not noted in BAL. It was collected in The Mayflower, 1843, as "Uncle Tim." (See BAL 19324 for book publication.) "Aunt Mary" Signed "H.E.B." at the end. pp.362-367. No. XIX. July, 1834. This periodical appearance is not noted in BAL; it was also collected in The Mayflower, 1843. Included in the June, 1833 issue is an enthuiastic notice (p. 287) of her first book, Primary Geography for Children, written with her sister Catharine.