The new world. Extra series [electronic resource].

Standardized Title:
New World (New York, N.Y. : 1842 : Second ed.)
Second edition.
New-York [N.Y.] : J. Winchester, publisher,
1 online resource
Music periodicals.
Story papers (Periodicals)
Place of Publication:
United States New York New York.
Description based on : Vol. 2, no. 1-2 (March 1843)
The New World was one of the "mammoth" weeklies of the 1840's, so called because its pages were sometimes more than four feet long and eleven columns wide. A quarto/octavo literary edition was also published. Editors Park Benjamin and Rufus Wilmot Griswold, who had previously served as editors of a rival paper, the Brother Jonathan, set out to beat the book publishers by reprinting complete novels as "extras." Their messengers would meet the incoming steamships, thus receiving, the earliest copies of the new English novels, which were then quickly set into type. The regular issue featured tales, poetry, and articles on literature, science, music, and the arts. After Benjamin and his colleague James Aldrich were succeeded in Mar. 1844 by Henry C. Deming and the Rev. James McKay, the New World became somewhat tamer; political, naval, military, and foreign news were given coverage, more illustrations appeared, and serialized tales, such as "The Wandering Jew" were featured in many issues. Cf. American periodicals, 1741-1900.
Caption title.
Editor: Park Benjamin.
Some issues have combined numbering.
The folio newspaper editions, New world (New York, N.Y. : 1839) and Evening signal (New York, N.Y. 1839), contained the same articles as the literary edition, New world (New York, N.Y. : 1840), except for additional advertisements and a few news items.
The extra series was issued May 16, 1842-Jan. 1844. During that time four editions of that series appeared: the regular edition, New world (New York, N.Y. : 1842) ; the second edition, New world (New York, N.Y. : 1842 : Second ed.) ; the stereotype edition, New world (New York, N.Y. : Stereotype ed. ; and Books for the people, New world (New York, N.Y. : 1842 : Books ed.)
Local notes:
American Antiquarian Society copy bound with Copy 2 of the New World (New York, N.Y. : 1840).
Winchester, Jonas, 1810-1887, publisher.
Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864, editor.
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