HALL, John E, Esq., editor
The Port Folio; Original and Selected ... Vol. X. July to December, 1820
Philadelphia: Harrison Hall, 1820. Octavo. (5 7/8 x 9 1/8 inches). , 265-528, pp.
Disbound within publisher's wrappers.
No. 2 from the rare Vol. 10 of The Port Folio, a Philadelphia literary and political magazine.
The Port Folio, a literary and political magazine, was first co-published in 1801 by Joseph Dennie and Asbury Dickins. It has been described as "superior in literary ability to any magazine or periodical ever before attempted in this country" (Smyth, 95f), an accomplishment due almost entirely to the efforts, talent, and reputation of Dennie himself. John Elihu Hall served as editor from 1816 until 1827, the year the publication folded. This rare volume contains articles titled "Memoirs of Anacreon," "History of Balloons," "Review of the Abbot," "Poetry," and more.