Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine - Vols. 56 and 57
AP 2.G56 vol. 56 1858
Date of Publication
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Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine was an American women’s magazine that was published in Philadelphia from 1830 to 1878. Louis A. Godey was editor for its entire run. Sarah J. Hale was editor from 1837 to 1877. In 1837 the circulation was 10,000 subscribers. In 1839 it was 40,000 and by 1860 circulation had increased to 150,000. It was also the first magazine to be copyrighted.
Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine consists of monthly issues of the publication dating January to June 1858 (vol. 56) and July to December 1858 (vol. 57). Please see the attached indexes.
Gift of Dr. Walter Hess on September 1, 1963
Louis A. Godey
Women's Magazines, Women's History, Women in 19th Century
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Hale, Sarah J. and Godey, Louis A., "Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine - Vols. 56 and 57" (1858). Rare Books. 18.