Title: Front page of Monthly supplement of the Penny Magazine, November 1833.
Bibliographic Citation: Monthly supplement of the Penny Magazine : of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. London : C. Knight, 1833. folio Colgate 5 M667 Rare Books/Special Collections – McLennan Bldg, 4th floor
Notes: In contrast to the Hannah More’s mission of spreading Christian knowledge, the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge sought to use new technologies of mechanized printing to produce cheap magazines and cyclopedias on secular and scientific subjects. The publication of The Penny Magazine began in 1832 under the direction of Charles Knight, and reached an estimated readership of nearly one million people. This special supplement on the history of printing advocated the end of expensive printed material reserved exclusively for the rich.
Subject: Printing — History.
Book industries and trade.
Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University
is Part Of: Colgate Collection
is Part Of Exhibition: People in the World of Print
Exhibition Theme: Working Class Reading
Image Identifier: penny_magazine_nov_1833_periodical-frontpage