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[Text: J. R. Lowell and R. Carter, "Prospectus," from The Pioneer, January 1843, inside the front cover.]
 
[Inside front cover:]
PROSPECTUS
 
OF
 
THE PIONEER,
 
A
 
LITERARY AND CRITICAL MAGAZINE.
 
EDITED BY
 
J. R. LOWELL AND R. CARTER.


    ON the first of January, 1843, the subscribers commenced the publication of a Monthly Magazine with the above title.

    The contents of each number will be entirely original, and will consist of articles chiefly from American Authors of the highest reputation.

    The object of the subscribers, in establishing the PIONEER, is to furnish the intelligent and reflecting portion of the Reading Public with a rational substitute for the enormous quantity of thrice-diluted trash, in the shape of namby-pamby love tales and sketches, which is monthly poured out to them by many of our popular Magazines, and to offer, instead thereof, a healthy and manly Periodical Literature, whose perusal will not necessarily involve a loss of time and a deterioration of every moral and intellectual faculty.

    The Critical Department of the PIONEER will be conducted with great care and impartiality, and, while satire and personality will be sedulously avoided, opinions of merit or demerit will be candidly and fearlessly expressed.

    The PIONEER will be issued punctually on the day of publication, in the principal cities of the Union. Each number will contain forty-eight pages, royal octavo, double columns, handsomely printed on fine paper, and will be illustrated with Engravings of the highest character, both on wood and steel.

    TERMS: Three dollars a year, payable, in all cases, in advance. The usual discount made to Agents. Communications for the Editors, letters, orders, &c., must be addressed, post paid, to the Publishers, 71 Washington St., (opposite the Post Office,) Boston.

 
LELAND & WHITING.
 
   BOSTON, 1843.
 
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[S:0 - Pioneer, 1843 (fac, 1947)]