Lippincott's Monthly Magazine

Lippincott's Monthly Magazine was a 19th-century literary magazine published in Philadelphia from 1868 to 1915, when it relocated to New York to become McBride's Magazine. It merged with Scribner's Magazine in 1916.

Lippincott's Monthly Magazine
One page of the issue dated July 1884, apparently as Vol. VIII, No. 8
First issue1868
Final issue1916
CompanyJ. B. Lippincott & Co. (to 1914)
CountryUnited States
Based inPhiladelphia

Lippincott's published original works, general articles, and literary criticism. It is indexed in the Reader's Guide Retrospective database, and the full-text of many issues is available online from Project Gutenberg, and in various commercial databases such as the American Periodicals Series from ProQuest.

Lippincott's was published by J. B. Lippincott of Philadelphia until 1914, then by McBride, Nast & Co. There were 96 semi-annual volumes. From 1881 to 1885 they were issued as vols. 1 to 10 "New Series" or "N.S." (see image) and bound such as "Old Series, Vol. XXVII – New Series, Vol. I" (January to June 1881) but the old series was resumed with January 1887 issued as volume 37, number 1. Joseph Berg Esenwein was editor from 1905 to 1914.

Early names

  • 1868–1870: Lippincott's Magazine of Literature, Science and Education
  • 1871–1885: Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science

Notable authors

Lippincott's published several notable authors of the day, including:

Notable editors


  1. Bohm, Sonja N., comp. The Published Works of Florence Earle Coates (Magazines). 2009. Print.

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