THE WESTERN LITERARY JOURNAL AND MONTHLY REVIEW. Vol. 1 November 1844 No. 1

Cincinnati: Published for the editors by Robinson & Jones, 109 Main Street. Guilford & Russell, Printers, Third Street, 1844. Printed brown wrappers darkened, with chipping along edges. 9 3/4 x 6 5/8 in. 64 pp. "Lucius A. Hine, a young lawyer who had been endoctrinated with the new social ideas abroad in the land, succeeded Gallagher in the forties as the publisher of a series of ambitious Cincinnati periodicals. The first of these was "The Western Literary Journal and Monthly Magazine" [sic: Review]... Hine associated himself in this venture with E. Z. C. Judson, better known to readers of adventure as "Ned Buntline," and Hudson A. Kidd; but Judson got mixed up in one of his numerous shooting scrapes and had to leave the country between days... which accounts for the end of a really promising journal after only six issues." Mott: A History of American Magazines Vol. 1. p. 388. Also see Venable: Beginning of Literary Culture in the Ohio Valley pp. 90-91 which is where Mott copied the incorrect title from. OCLC list 8 copies but it seems only AAS, Huntington, and Ohio State Library actually have print copies. Item #63167

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