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Volume IV. Cambridge: William Hilliard, 1813. First edition. Nineteenth century red half-leather, gilt, and paper-covered boards. July and October, 1813 issues, volume 4, complete. Founded by Andrews Norton and edited by him until this, the final volume, which was edited by "A Society of Gentleman". This Unitarian journal was liberal enough to be attacked by Rev. Abiel Holmes, father of Oliver Wendell Holmes (Mott, v.1, p.277). Contributions were anonymous but are attributed here, in a contemporary hand. Articles by Norton, Edward Everett (at 19), his brother Alexander Hill Everett, Sidney Willard, Nathaniel Frothingham, Nathaniel Bowditch, and others. Norton offers “Life of Michael Servetus” (p.31-73), “Miscellaneous Articles and Intelligence”, mostly “Notice of some articles in the Panoplist” (p.194-223), several short reviews (299-312), a review of Noah Webster’s “Dissertation on the Supposed Change in the Temperature of Winter” (313-356), an obituary – “Character of Mr. Charles Eliot”, Norton’s wife’s brother, who had died recently at age 22 (357-360). Plus, an announcement of Norton’s appointment as Librarian, replacing John L. Abbott, who was going over to the First Church, Boston, and as Dexter Professor of Sacred Literature at Harvard, replacing William Ellery Channing who had resigned for health reasons. Light rubbing to leather, boards with some damp stains. A Very Good copy.
Title: The General Repository and Review.
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