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DENNIE, Joseph (Oliver Oldschool, pseud.) and Asbury Dickins,
The Port Folio: Enlarged. Vol II, No. 1, January 16th, 1802 - Vol II, No. 52, January 15, 1803. Volume II, Complete
Joseph Dennie and Asbury Dickins, 1802. Volume II, complete. folio, contemporary blue boards with cream paper spine. 416 pp. "The Port Folio was a Philadelphia literary and political magazine published from 1801 to 1827. It was first co-published in 1801 by Joseph Dennie and Asbury Dickins. Dickins dropped as co-publisher, and Dennie remained the editor from 1802-1812.[1] Dennie wrote under the pen name of Oliver Oldschool...Joseph Dennie (August 30, 1768 - January 7, 1812) was an American author and journalist who was one of the foremost men of letters of the Federalist Era. A Federalist, Dennie is best remembered for his series of essays entitled The Lay Preacher and as the founding editor of The Port Folio, a journal espousing classical republican values. Port Folio was the most highly regarded and successful literary publication of its time, and the first important political and literary journal in the United States. Timothy Dwight IV once referred to Dennie as 'the Addison of America' and 'the father of American Belles-Lettres.'" Wikipedia. This complete year contains several points of interest, perhaps the highlight being John Quincy Adams' translation of Dietrich Baron von Bülow's Der Freistaat von Nordamerika (1797), a book viewed by Adams as a "libel upon America" while also seeing the text as a useful reflection of what Europeans think of Americans. Adams' translation begins in No. 18 and continues in each issue contributing one to ten columns per week. Also of note is the printing of "The Wolf King; or Little Red Riding Hood. An Old Woman's Tale," one full column … [Click Below for Full Description]
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