Holden's Dollar Magazine, of Criticisms, Biographies, Sketches, Essays, Tales, Reviews, Poetry, Etc, Etc. Splendidly Illustrated. Volumes III and IV. 1849. CALIFORNIA / OREGON / HAWAII.
Holden's Dollar Magazine, of Criticisms, Biographies, Sketches, Essays, Tales, Reviews, Poetry, Etc, Etc. Splendidly Illustrated. Volumes III and IV. 1849.
Holden's Dollar Magazine, of Criticisms, Biographies, Sketches, Essays, Tales, Reviews, Poetry, Etc, Etc. Splendidly Illustrated. Volumes III and IV. 1849.
Holden's Dollar Magazine, of Criticisms, Biographies, Sketches, Essays, Tales, Reviews, Poetry, Etc, Etc. Splendidly Illustrated. Volumes III and IV. 1849.
Holden's Dollar Magazine, of Criticisms, Biographies, Sketches, Essays, Tales, Reviews, Poetry, Etc, Etc. Splendidly Illustrated. Volumes III and IV. 1849.
Holden's Dollar Magazine, of Criticisms, Biographies, Sketches, Essays, Tales, Reviews, Poetry, Etc, Etc. Splendidly Illustrated. Volumes III and IV. 1849.
Holden's Dollar Magazine, of Criticisms, Biographies, Sketches, Essays, Tales, Reviews, Poetry, Etc, Etc. Splendidly Illustrated. Volumes III and IV. 1849.

Holden's Dollar Magazine, of Criticisms, Biographies, Sketches, Essays, Tales, Reviews, Poetry, Etc, Etc. Splendidly Illustrated. Volumes III and IV. 1849.

New York. William H. Dietz. 1849.
Black and white plates, in-text black and white illustrations, 768 pages, approximately 9 x 5 1/2 inches, gilt lettered leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover edges rubbed, 1 1/4 inch crack to head of back joint of spine; time-toning or foxing on many plates, overall good condition. Many interesting full-page wood engravings and articles of Western American interest including a View of Oregon City (discussed in the January Topics of the Month); The Gold Region in Upper California with accompanying article entitled The Valley of the Sacramento; The Port of Honolulu in the Sandwich Islands with accompanying article; Pyramid Lake, Oregon with accompanying article; half page engraving Monterey, Upper California with accompanying article; and of Eastern interest: View on the Erie Canal Near Little Falls with accompanying article. Other illustrated features of interest include a full page wood engraving of Horace Greeley with accompanying article; a portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson (discussed in February Topics of the Month); a portrait of Louis Napoleon (discussed in March Topics of the Month) and two items of interest regarding Edgar Allan Poe. The first, a piece in verse entitled A Mirror for Authors by Motley Manners, Esq. (A. J. H. Duganne) lampoons various authors including Poe, who is portrayed in silhouette as a Native American with raised tomahawk. Beneath the silhouette is the verse: With tomahawk upraised for deadly blow, Behold our literary Mohawk, Poe! Etc. The other Poe feature is a discussion in the December number of the death of "that melancholy man" and an impending biography. Altogether a well-preserved copy of a mid-nineteenth century magazine focusing on topics of literary and cultural interest. Item #46153

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