The Dark Blue. Vol. I. March to August 1871 Edited by John C. [i.e. Christian] Freund. Illustrated. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, Crown Building, 188 Fleet Street, 1871. London: Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. New-Street Square, and Parliament Street. 796p. 17 Plates. There are six monthly issues in this volume, and seventeen plates. The plates are usually signed with the artist and engraver names. The thick paper upper cover for April 1871 has been preserved and bound at the front. It is printed in black, red and beige. There is a black rule-frame border. It shows three ladies, one standing in an archway, and one either side of the archway, one reading an open book and one with an open book resting on her lap. The archway is surmounted by a central keystone, with the date “1871” printed in red within it. To the left and right are printed: “April 1871” and “One Shilling”. Motifs of Oxford University press are printed on shields within roundels at the head and at the tail of th… (See Merlin record for full description)
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