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Harper's New Monthly Magazine - Volumes I through XIV Complete (14 volumes including 1851 Volume III with "The Town-Ho's Story" 1st MOBY DICK appearance)
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1850's. This is a lot of the first 14 volumes of "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" from the 1850's. The highlight of the lot is 1851 volume III, which contains "The Town-Ho's Story" by Herman Melville - the first appearance in print of any part of the classic "Moby Dick." This is a complete run of 14 consecutive volumes beginning with Volume I (June 1850) and ending with Volume 14 (May 1857). All volumes contain numerous illustrations. Each volume contains 6 issues (there are 84 issues in all). Content includes both fiction and non-fiction stories, poetry, fashion and more. Published by Harper & Brothers in New York.Volume 4, April 1852 contains the 1st serialized installment (Chapter 1) of "Bleak House" by Charles Dickens (as well as a few other stories by Dickens). Volume 12, January 1856 contains the 1st serialized installment (Chapter 1) of Dickens's "Little Dorrit."Here are a few examples of interesting content: Ghost Stories; Scenery of the Franconia Mountains; Aboard a Sperm Whaler; Vampyres; Monticello; Freaks of Nature; Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin; Mustache Movement; The Treason of Benedict Arnold; A Duel in 1830; Little French Beggers; Panther Hunt; Prison Scene in the Reign of Terror; Soldier's First Battle; A Night among the Wolves; Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens; Cruise after and among the Cannibals; History and Incidents of the Plague in New Orleans; Ride with Kit Carson; Sketches on the Upper Mississippi; Cotton and its Cultivation; The Catskills; Andrew Jackson; Fate of the First Aeronaut; First Cigar; … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: CraigsClassics [United States]

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