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The Penny Magazine No. 30

The Penny Magazine was issued from 1832 until 1845.

London, England: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1832. The British Whig MP Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), is credited with forming The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in 1826 to promote scientific and artistic ideas, and highlight achievements of Western civilization. The Penny Magazine was one of its widely circulated publications, and the present issue offers brief articles on the following subjects: the Shield of Achilles; India Rubber; Fish Migration; the Bald Eagle; Fecundity of Plants; exploration; and the life of Admiral Lord Collingwood. Includes a section titled "Song of the Wild Bushman" which offers an English translation of a song sung by "Wild Bushmen" and a colonialist perspective of their culture. Describes the community as "the remains of Hottentot hordes" that has been driven away from their ancestral lands by "the gradual encroachments of the European Colonists".
8vo (11" by 7.5"), pp. [241]-248, illustrated. Unbound as issued, lacking original sewing. Good. Toned with spotting. Significant closed tears to lower left hand portion of leaves, with no text loss. Lacking original sewing.

Price: $100.00

Item #23000992