ry and fiction, but its financial success enabled it to make seductive offers to distinguished writers, and it secured occasional contributions from Poe, Longfellow, Holmes, and others.
A later Philadelphia magazine was Graham's, established in 1841 by the union of The Casket, which had formerly been owned by George R. Graham and Charles J. Peterson, and Burton's gentleman's magazine, a monthly now remembered chiefly because Poe was for a time associate editor.
Poe retained for something oveand Gulian C. Verplanck, and the illustrations were by artist friends of the authors, among them Henry Inman and S. F. B. Morse.
The volumes were unpretending in appearance, but the literary quality was high.
The Boston Book (Boston, 1836, 1837, 1841, 1850) is, in the words of the editor, a compilation of specimens,—or, essentially, a specimen, in the aggregate—of the modern literature of the metropolis of the North.
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