The Magnet . . . Hanover, N. H. Nov. 4, 1835 [caption title, with:] The Magnet . . . Nov. 18, 1835. Dartmouth, Social Conclave.

The Magnet . . . Hanover, N. H. Nov. 4, 1835 [caption title, with:] The Magnet . . . Nov. 18, 1835.

(Hanover, N.H. T. Mann, Printer, 1835). First edition of the second and third number of this Dartmouth literary journal (which ran to four numbers). 2 vols, 8vo, unbound as issued, [17]-32 & [33]-48 pages, untrimmed, unstitched. Roughly opened in a couple of spots; some foxing; good to very good copies. Item #17176

The second and third numbers of a short-lived literary journal, with an essay on Nathan Hale, various verses, a critical attack on the solecisms of an essay that had appeared in the Independent Chronicle ("There are other rhetorical transgressions. 'No one can pass without recurring back.' How else could one recur? 'Fertile oasis,'--'solid granite.' Query--how would an oasis *not* fertile, and granite *not* solid, look?"), an essay on education in New England, various editorial notes ("The remarks on 'balloon flights, Sam Patch leaps, and a region one step beyond the fields of sublimity,' are undoubtedly just"), etc. Crabtree 371.(Crabtree noting--erroneously, alas--"Possibly the earliest American periodical devoted to animal magnetism." One swallow does not make a spring, nor does the mere appearance of the word Magnet suggest suggestion.).OCLC notes scattered holdings at five locations (MnU noted under two records; the copy allegedly housed at MH not found on Hollis).

Price: $50.00

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