Illustrated wraps. With several illustrations throughout, all present as called for. A magazine collecting short pieces of literature, poetry, history and other topics. With an index to the year. Of note in this issue is a short piece, with illustration, of catching tortoises in Cuba; an illustration of the State House in Kentucky; and the sea song (with music) titled Black Eyed Susan. Samuel Coate Atkinson was the co-founder of the Saturday Evening Post, and established this magazine in 1826 (Magazine History, A Collector's Blog). GOOD condition. Slightly ex-historical society library, with a pencil alphanumeric number at the upper left front wrap and an oval embossment on the first illustrated plate and cover. Minor soiling, staining and uneven darkening to the wraps, with some creasing, chipping and moderate to heavy tearing along the extremities. Front cover creased. Ink ownership signature to the title page. Pages cropped to different widths along the fore edge margin, with the rear wrap rather narrow. Lower corner of the front cover torn off. Scattered minor to moderate foxing and soiling throughout, with minor dampstaining. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Atkinson's Casket, or Gems of Literature, ...
Publisher: Samuel Coate Atkinson, Publisher
Publication Date: 1833
Book Condition: Good
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