New York: 1846.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo, pp. iv, 480. Bound volume containing six monthly issues, January-June 1846, with index, frontis engraving of a statue of Thomas Jefferson, and four engraved portraits by T. Doney. Edited by Thomas Prentice Kettell. Contemporary quarter-leather and marbled boards. Spine and corners scuffed, chipping to upper of two spine labels, soiling to title page, scattered foxing. Bookplate of book collector William Mitchell Van Winkle on front pastedown.The United States Magazine and Democratic Review was published from 1837 to 1859 by John L. O'Sullivan....It was a highly regarded journal meant to champion Jacksonian Democracy, a movement usually been disparaged in the more conservative North American Review. The magazine featured political essays extolling the virtues of Jacksonian democracy and criticizing what Democrats regarded as the aristocratic pretensions of their opponents. The journal supported Martin Van Buren in the 1840 presidential election (who lost) and James K. Polk in the 1844 election (who won). The Democratic Review was also (perhaps even primarily) a literary magazine, promoting the development of American literature. Some of its regular contributors were Nathaniel Hawthorne and John Greenleaf Whittier, with occasional contributions by William Cullen Bryant and James Fenimore Cooper" (Wiki). This volume includes several poems by Whittier; Notes on the Iroquois by Schoolcraft; three articles on Game of North America by Frank Forester; "Papers of an Old Dartmoor Prisoner" edited by Hawthorne, and much other interesting content.