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THE PENNY MAGAZINE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE 1932-1933 (Contains "Ascent of the Peter Botte Mountain") J.S. Redfield Hardcover Very Good
By Redfield, J. S., Publisher
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New York, 1845, American reissue from the English Plates. Half leather bound Large Format Hardcover with red cloth tape repair to spine. Very Good condition considering the age of the book. Book is 11" high x 7 1/2" wide and 2" thick. This is a complete bound set of the first two years of this weekly magazine.

Articles from March 31, 1932 to December 31, 1933. The book is a collection of the Penny Magazine which was a widely popular illustrated weekly. They were published around the middle of the nineteenth century in Great Britain. The magazines were published every Saturday from March 31, 1832 to October 31, 1835.

The magazine was part of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge program for liberal reform, and was aimed at the working class and middle class. They were a good source of information on a wide range of subjects and interests. Each issue contains many woodcut illustrations; a few are full-paged and quite interesting and collectible in themselves. The subjects of the magazines include history, works of art in sculpture and painting, descriptions of antiquities, personal narratives of travelers, nature, government, politics, literature, discoveries, biographies, etc.

The June 15, 1833 issue is an article entitled Ascent of the Peter Botte Mountain, in the Mauritius that details the September 1932 expedition by British mountaineers. At that time, the Peter Botte had been considered inaccessible; and although a tradition existed of a man of that name having ascended it, and losing his life in returning, it was seldom believed, no authentic account of the fact remaining.

This is a heavy large format book. Extra Postage will be requested for Media Mail, Priority Mail and International Mail.

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