1833-34 YOUTH'S COMPANION. Colonization, Slavery, Liberia, Pastoral Murderer, Cholera, J. J. Audubon, &c
1833-34 YOUTH'S COMPANION. Colonization, Slavery, Liberia, Pastoral Murderer, Cholera, J. J. Audubon, &c
1833-34 YOUTH'S COMPANION. Colonization, Slavery, Liberia, Pastoral Murderer, Cholera, J. J. Audubon, &c
1833-34 YOUTH'S COMPANION. Colonization, Slavery, Liberia, Pastoral Murderer, Cholera, J. J. Audubon, &c

1833-34 YOUTH'S COMPANION. Colonization, Slavery, Liberia, Pastoral Murderer, Cholera, J. J. Audubon, &c

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Very scarce entire run of 52 issues ranging from March 30 of 1833 to March 22 of 1834 of one of America's earliest periodicals for the young; superb content ranging from an early biography of John James Audubon to fascinating content in Liberia, colonization, etc., and an extensive account of the court trial of the first pastor in American tried for Murder. Time well spent reading this one. 

The Youth's Companion and Weekly Family Visitor. March 30, 1833 through March 22, 1834. Volume II. Issues 1-52. New York. School Book Depository. 210pp.

Contents include: 

*The Ruined Young Man by Dr. Tyng

*The Domestic Slave Trade

*Camp-Meeting Scene at Night - Administration of the Sacrament

*Expedition to the North Pole

*The Cholera

*The Power of Paternal Faith

*Cholera Wine

*The Blighting Curse [Alcoholism]

*J. J. Audubon [biography]

*Cholera at Havana

*The Conscript and His Dog

*War and Affected Humanity

*Destructive Fire in Greenwich Village

*John Bunyan's Diction

*Suicide

*Prayer of the Blind by B. B. Thatcher

*Trial of the Rev. E. K. Avery [Series, including court transcripts. Thought to be the first minister in American tried for murder; fascinating case. See here. You will perhaps not be shocked to learn there was an affair and a child conceived involved] 

*The Anti-Slavery Meeting in London

*Early Fanatics in New London

*Anecdotes of Blind Persons

*Abduh L Rahhahman [Slavery, Gambia, etc.]

*A Visit from Chinese Ladies

*The Proselyte. A Tale of the Eighteenth Century

*Emancipation [Liberia, etc.]

*An Indian Sabbath

*Gambling Houses

*Dreadful Ravages of the Cholera at Tampico

*Muck-a-Tay Mich-E-Kaw-Kaik. The Black Hawk Indian [Superb woodcut; p.66]

*Liberia

*American Sympathy for Poland

*Buffalo Hunting

*Growing Vulgarity of the Print Shops

*The Sea Serpent

*The Christian Warrior Triumphant in Death by Montgomery [poem]

*The Gauchos

*The Blind in Japan

*Powers of the Blind

*A Fanatic Worshipped in Calcutta

*Cholera in Kentucky

*Cruelty to Animals

*The Koran

*Line Written on a Puncheon of Spirits, by Philip Freneau

*Indian Wars in the West

*A Chinese Exhibition

*Lotteries

*Superstition of the Horseshoe

*A New Zealand Chief

*African Missions

*Printing in Polynesia

*Chinese Paragraphs [ Emperor Yung-ching ]

*Latest from Liberia [Brig Ajax, New Orleans, Grand Bassa, Death of King Tom Bassa, etc.]

*Indian Names by L. H. Sigourney

*Colonization Meeting

*Execution of Two Sabbath Scholars [Written by G. Barrett, Chaplain of the Connecticut State Prison regarding the execution of two prisoners raised in Sabbath Schools]

*The Dervish and the Goldsmith; Or, the Pernicious Effects of Riches.

*The Late Meteoric Phenomena

*Prosperity of Georgia

*Anecdotes of the Penobscot Indians

*The Fervid Eloquence of a Quaker

*Proof of the Immortality of the Soul

*Sacred Fire of the Indians by Lewis Cass [appears original]

*Phrenology

*John Bunyan

*African Marriages

*Responsibility of Females

*Female Laborers

*A Noble Deed in Louisiana [Liberia / Colonization]

*Texas, etc. etc. etc. 

 

Rare early children's periodical in large format, near folio. Stained, foxed, a few tears, one page with a section detached and reinserted with a 19th century copper straight pin. No textual loss. No binding, but clearly bound at one time.