A Substantial Group of Niles’ Weekly Register

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A Substantial Group of Niles’ Weekly Register
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Niles, H., et al. [editors]. THE WEEKLY REGISTER / NILES’ WEEKLY REGISTER / NILES’ NATIONAL REGISTER. CONTAINING POLITICAL, HISTORICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, SCIENTIFICAL, ASTRONOMICAL, STATISTICAL, AND BIOGRAPHICAL, DOCUMENTS, ESSAYS, AND FACTS; TOGETHER WITH NOTICES OF THE ARTS AND MANUFACTURES, AND A RECORD OF THE EVENTS OF THE TIMES. Twelve complete semi-annual (March through August / September through February) volumes, plus seven substantially complete semi-annual volumes and a number of loose issues. Specially, the group contains: complete Vols. 5, 6, 9-14, 17, 21, 44 and 62 (spanning parts or all of 1813-22, 1833 and 1842); substantially complete (lacking one to eight issues) Vols. 30, 31, 45, 47, 48, 55 and 56 (parts of 1826, 1827, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1838 and 1839); and at least forty loose issues, apparently with no duplication. Baltimore: Printed and Published by the Editor, at the Franklin Press, etc. Eight of the complete volumes are octavo ex-library copies in full calf (very worn, with most boards detached); two others, also octavo, are in contemporary half morocco (worn, but sound); Vol. 44, a later volume in quarto format, is composed of loose issues; Vol. 62, also quarto format, is rather nicely preserved in a contemporary half morocco binding. Balance of issues present are loose, in octavo or quarto as issued. Very good, fully usable issues despite the often poor condition of the bindings. Hezekiah Niles (1777-1839) moved to Baltimore in 1805 and became editor of the Baltimore Evening Post. It was sold in June 1811 and Niles immediately decided to publish the Weekly Register. After seven years of publication, he had over 10,000 subscribers. Niles was influential on many fronts, economic, political and social. His publication frequently addressed financial and economic matters and, hence, routinely discussed matters at the Mint and issues pertaining to paper money. Includes Mint Reports, as well as articles on specie payments, the Bank of the United States, the prices of bank notes, small denomination bills, mint expenses, the new Mint building, regulation of foreign coins, gold coinage and the branch mints. Substantial runs of this indispensable historical reference are infrequently offered.