New York: Published by Theodore Foster, 1836. 1st US edition. , 362, ; , 378 pp. Text double column. Prefatory TOC leaf for each month; not included in pagination. 8vo, signed in 4s. 10-1/4" x 6-1/4". Period brown half-sheep with marbled paper boards [in all likelihood, a publisher's binding]. A Good copy (binding rubbed & worn/rear board beginning to detach/usual foxing). Item #26899
This volume of the Metropolitan Magazine, which was edited by Marryat, contains the first US appearance of a number of Marryat & Howard titles..."SNARLEYYOW; or, the Dog Fiend." - "The LIFE Of A SUB-EDITOR; or A Midshipman's Cruises." - "DIARY Of A BLASE." - "ARDENT TROUGHTON" - "The EXPIATION" and probably the most significant of all, in the August 1836 issue, first appears Marryat's famous MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY, wherein, as a 'teaser', the first four chapters are published. The volume also contains the concluding portion of JAPHET IN SEARCH OF A FATHER, which had begun serialization in Nov 1834.
While the Marryat and, to a lesser extent, Howard stories are, no doubt, the 'anchors' for this periodical, it includes many other interesting pieces on divers miscellaneous subjects- 'International Copyright Law', 'Mr. Willis's Pencilling by the Way' ["severe" commentary on Nathaniel Willis, probably by Marryat], 'Slave Trade', 'The Life, Opinions, and Pensile Adventures of John Ketch", &c, &c.