POE, Edgar Allan. ''Prospectus of the Penn Magazine,'' in: The Daily Chronicle, and General Advertiser. Philadelphia, Saturday, September 12, 1840 and Monday, October 12, 1840.
POE, Edgar Allan. "Prospectus of the Penn Magazine," in: The Daily Chronicle, and General Advertiser. Philadelphia, Saturday, September 12, 1840 and Monday, October 12, 1840.
Two issues, folio broadsheets, each 4 pp. (Some minor pale spotting and discoloration, a little separation along central folds, otherwise very good); cloth folding case.
VERY RARE PROSPECTUS OF THE PENN MAGAZINE in two issues of The Daily Chronicle. Poe left his position at The Gentleman's Magazine in May 1840, following a quarrel with the proprietor and owner there, and soon after set out to fulfill his long-contemplated idea of establishing and editing his own literary magazine. In June 1840 he issued a separate broadside presenting a "Prospectus of the Penn Magazine, a Monthly Literary Journal," which was circulated to his personal and literary friends. He also had it printed in the various issues of the Daily Chronicle over a three-month period, which includes an important description of his intention for the magazine, setting out his plan and calling for subscribers: "It shall be the first and chief purpose of the Magazine now proposed, to become known as one where may be found, at all times, and upon all subjects, an honest and fearless opinion..." See Heartman & Canny, pp. 176-179. (2)