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READING, James; SANDOE, Francis

Colonial literary journal and weekly miscellany of useful information. Vol. 1 no. 19 October 31 1844

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Sydney : Printed and published by James Reading and Francis Sandoe, at the General Printing Office, 1844. Quarto newspaper, front with decorative masthead, pp 289-304; text in double columns; occasional toning and light staining, but a good copy. Ferguson, 3809.

The Colonial literary journal was a short-lived periodical published weekly in Sydney between June, 1844 (vol. 1, no. 1) and March, 1845 (vol. 2, no. 40). This issue includes articles on intellectual development, Josephus, the concept of home, freemasonry, acids, and the successors of Alexander the Great, as well as moral maxims, verse, letters to the editor and classifieds. A wonderful, lengthy advertisement for W. Ford's artists' repository, detailing many different products, occupies two-thirds of a column on page 303.

Complete runs of of volumes 1 and 2 are held in four Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Queensland; Australian Defence Force Academy Library). The State Library of Victoria holds a complete run of volume 1.