Atkinson's Casket, or gems of Literature, Wit, and Sentiment. August, 1833. No. 8.

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Published by Samuel Coate Atkinson, Publisher, 1833
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Illustrated wraps. Pagination runs 337-384. With two illustrated plates, including an illustration of the Hoyt Hotel in New York. A general interest magazine featuring short nonfiction articles, poetry, etc. Of note in this issue are several pages devoted to the description of Arkansas and Missouri. This includes a discussion of the climate, geology and landscape of the territory of Arkansas and the state of Missouri, with the Missouri section mentioning various settlements, the rivers, etc. Another article provides a short discussion of the magician/conjurer Bontemps, while several discuss women and their duties. 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. Minor soiling and uneven darkening to the wraps, with some creasing along the extremities. Ink ownership signature to the title page. Pages cropped to different widths along the fore edge margin, with the rear wrap rather narrow. Scattered minor to moderate foxing throughout. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Atkinson's Casket, or gems of Literature, ...
Publisher: Samuel Coate Atkinson, Publisher
Publication Date: 1833
Binding: Wraps
Book Condition: Good

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