Copes Tobacco Plant A Monthly Periodical Interesting to the Manufacturer, the Dealer, and the Smoker. Nos. 82-83, Vol. 1, Nos. 84-93, Vol 2.
Liverpool: John Fraser, Jan. 1877 - Dec. 1877. Folio,  pp., engraved headpieces and some illustrations in text. Full pebbled blue cloth, title stamped in gilt to backstrip. Some foxing to endpapers, internally bright; very good. Copes Tobacco Plant was published by the firm of Cope Brothers and Company, and had a successful run of eleven years. Volume One, Number One appeared on March 30, 1870, and was completed with Number 83 in February, 1877. Volume Two ended with the number for January, 1881, which was also the final issuing of the paper. Each issue comprised twelve double-columned pages (except No. 83, Vol. 1, which includes a supplement), thirteen inches high and printed on thick coated paper, with frequent illustrations, and advertisements. The printer John Fraser, was also the editor. The contents of his periodical indicate that he was an ambitious and sharp-witted journalist with a preference for catholic literature. The Tobacco Plant was devoted to the cause of encouraging class feeling among smokers by reminding them not only of the mellow delights of the habit they shared but also of the way in which tobacco permeated history. Altick p. 339.
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