Vol. I, No. 1 (April 4, 1837) - Vol. 1, No. 38 (December 26, 1837). Bound in one volume (modern cloth), with index. Staining around edges of some issues. [55392]

First volume (of three) of this journal edited in Boston by David Campbell and "designed to illustrate by facts, and sustain by reason and principles the science of human life as taught by Sylvester Graham." Graham was a dietary reformer who favored unbolted wheat (the modern graham cracker derives from him), vegetarianiam and temperance. His followers developed a network of Graham boardinghouses, which were much ridiculed in the press of the day. An amusing article in the "Graham Journal" of November 21, 1837 reprints one such account of a group of "some thirty lean-visaged cadaverous disciples" consuming the meagre fare at a Graham establishment, which is followed, as a rejoinder, by an account of a pack of hungry human carnivores attacking a table groaning under the weight of slabs of dead animal meat. Graham's ideas were in favor by reformers of various stripes, including, according to Louis Filler ("A Dictionary of American Social Reform"), the "Garrisonians almost as a group."

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