Prior to The Observer, Anderson contributed to and, toward the end of its run, apparently edited The Companion and Weekly Miscellany, a Baltimore magazine published from November, 1804 through October, 1806. After that magazine ceased publication, the 27-year old Anderson started The Observer. The Observer had a run of just over a year – from late November, 1806 through December, 1807. This brief run was not atypical for American magazines of the time.
Offered here is a remarkable run of seven issues of The Observer in their original printed wrappers, Vol. I, Nos. 6-12, from February 7… Read more