[Philadelphia]. June 9, 1798 - April 6, 1799. -416pp. (lacks pp.163-166). Apparently also lacking titlepages with complete publication title. Contemporary half calf and plain boards. Spine worn, front hinge cracked. First two leaves lightly dampstained. Lacks two leaves. Otherwise good, untrimmed. Item #WRCAM19979
A volume of ten complete issues of this early American magazine. This run includes various excerpts on natural history from Hearne's arctic voyage. THE WEEKLY... contains an eclectic selection of poems, biographies, political and natural historical articles, as well as brief notices and excerpts from other publications. The magazine's young and ambitious editor, James Watters, died during the yellow fever epidemic, and consequently THE WEEKLY... ceased publication between August 1798 and February 1799, at which point Ezekiel Forman dragged publication on through June. The present volume contains numbers 20 (Vol. II) and 31-39 (Vol. III), as well as an incomplete copy of number 19 (Vol. II). A nice run of this short-lived early American periodical. "Another very interesting hebdomadal was the WEEKLY MAGAZINE OF ORIGINAL ESSAYS, FUGITIVE PIECES, AND INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE, printed in Philadelphia from Feb. 3, 1798, to June 1, 1799" - Mott. EVANS 34992, 34993 (Vols. II & III). Mott, A HISTORY OF AMERICAN MAGAZINES, p.122.