1805. Item #82229

THE BOSTON WEEKLY MAGAZINE; Devoted to Morality, Literature, Biography, History, the Fine Arts, Agriculture, &c. &c. Volume [II -- 1803-4 &] III -- 1804-5. Boston: Published by Gilbert and Dean, at their Printing-Office, No. 78, State-Street, 1805. Two complete years of this weekly, from 29 October 1803 through 19 October 1805, bound together: Volume II, no. 1-52; Volume III, no. 1-52. Folio. Pp. vi,208;vi,208. Text is printed in triple columns. Each volume is preceded by an index arranged according to the style of the piece (essay, history, useful, poetry, etc.). There are two title-pages for Volume III; one is bound at the beginning of Volume II, and the other is in its proper place. The title-page for Volume II is lacking. Paper quality varies throughout. Text leaves are age-browned and, occasionally, lightly soiled and/or foxed (mostly light to moderate, but in a few instances it is heavy), with a few dog-eared corners and occasional edgewear. Volume II, no. 41, p. 163-4 has some loss at the bottom fore-corner resulting in a loss of text to the last few lines in one column. Bookblock is splitting, with remnants of the backstrip; but the boards are missing. The June 16, 1804 issue, third page (p.135), second column.. "Domestick" mentions that Captain Lewis was in Pittsburg "accompanied by twenty Indian chiefs." There are a couple of tohter references to the L&C expedition.

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