Buffalo, N.Y. Gedruckt von H. Bender, . Item #541
8vo. 215 x 150 mm., [8 ¼ x 5 ¾ inches]. pp. 1-160, 241-478,  pp., missing pp. 161-240. Contemporary leather spine and tips, marbled paper boards; rubbed at edges and spine, sound.
Volume 6, nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6, missing issues 3, 7-12 for 1857. Rare German language periodical that was edited by Christian Essellen a political refuge from the Revolution of 1848 and liberal publisher, opponent of slavery and advocate for the working man. According to the records at the American Antiquarian Society the periodical had an erratic publishing history. The text includes news and current events, international news and German studies. It was first printed in Milwaukee in 1853, with the October issue for 1855 printed in Chicago. In 1855 it was published in Detroit and from 1856 through 1858 in Buffalo. The final issues for 1858 were printed in New York, where Essellen died in 1859.
The holdings of Atlantis is spotty to say the least. Many institutions have issues from certain years but holding records suggest that no one has a complete run. The American Antiquarian Society has scattered issues from each year of publication but none for 1857. University of Rochester has issues from volumes two and three, but none from the Buffalo years of the periodical. The issues printed in Buffalo appear to be missing from most institutional holdings.
See OCLC for more information on national holdings. Wikipedia has a short but informative biography of Christian Essellen with references for further study. (541).