Tiny Magazine, Big Money

Redefining the little magazine before it even existed, Charlotte Bronte created more than 6 miniscule issues of  the “Young Men’s Magazine,” chronicling the goings-on of a fictional world called Glass Town.  Modeled on Blackwood‘s, Bronte’s magazine contained serials, reviews, and even advertisements.  One of these handmade works just sold at auction for $1.1 million.  It’s a testimony to the unusual nature of the object and to Bronte’s significance, but the piece also might well be seen as evidence of a growing interest in the periodical as its own distinct form.  Do check out the Sotheby’s auction notes on the magazine, as well as some great pictures that let you see just how tiny it was.  Here’s a couple that show it off.

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