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The Churchman's family magazine containing contributions by the clergy and distinguished literary men. With upwards of seventy illustrations. With upwards of seventy illustrations by C.W. Cope, R.A.; J.E. Millais, A.R.A.; J.D. Watson; J.C. Horsley, A.R.A.; George Thomas; H.C.Selons; L.Huard; H.H. Armstead; F.R. Pickersgill, R.A.; T. Sulman; P.W. Justyne; H.S. Marks, and others. Vol. I. London: James Hogg, 1863. London: Harrild, printer. 636p. The other illustrators given in the ‘List of Illustrations’ are: Charles Green, E. J. Poynter, T. Morten, J. Hayter, D. H. Friston, W. P. Burton, J. B. Zwecker, Robert Barnes, R. Hind, Thomas Kennedy, A. Claxton, T. Macquoid, William Harvey, William Mc Connell, Rebecca Solomon. The engravers are variously signed by Swain, W. Thomas, H. Harral, Dalziel. The illustration facing page 113 is after J. D. Watson, captioned “Sunday Evening – see p.191”. The illustration facing page 337 is after Adelaide Claxton, captioned: Unseen Watchers” – see p.413”. The illustration facing page 492 is after W. Mc Connell, captioned: “Popular Festivities- see pp.502-503”. The Illustration facing page 603 is after Thomas Sulman, signed with his monogram, captioned: “Drawn by T. Sulman. The blind and their industries.” Robin de Beaumont’s notes regarding this copy are on the front endpaper recto, and on a separate slip.
Binding: Marbled edges, endpapers and pastedowns. Half blue calf. The fillets on the covers are tooled in blind. The spine is divided into six panels by double fillets tooled in gold or in blind. Panels two and four have, tooled in gold, the title words and the volume numbers on red leather labels: “/ Churchman’s/ Family/ Magazine/ Vol./ I./”
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Height: 227 millimetres
Thickness: 50 millimetres
Width: 150 millimetres
- Curator's comments
From: Gleeson White pages 63-65
Any periodical containing the work of Millais and Sandys is obviously, in the front rank, but The Churchman's Family Magazine, which started in January 1863, did not long maintain its high level; yet the first half a dozen volumes hive enough good work to entitle them to more than passing mention. This, like London Society, was published by Mr. James Hogg, and must not be confounded with another of the same price, with similar title, The Churchman's Shilling Magazine, to which reference is made elsewhere. In the familiar octavo of its class, it is well printed and well illustrated. The first volume contains two full pages by Millais, Let that be please (p. 15) and You will forgive me (p. 221); three illustrations by E. J. Poynter to The Painter’s Glory (pp. 124, 131, 136); three by T. Morten (pp. 137, 432, and 531); five by J. D. Watson, Only Grandmamma (p. 89), Christian Martyr (p. 104), Sunday Evening (p. 191), The Hermit (p. 260), and Mary Magdalene (p. 346); three by Charles Green to How Susy Tried (pp. 57, 64, 7'). and one each to Henry II. (p. 385), and An Incident in Canterbury Cathedral (p. 482), a drawing strangely resembling a 'John Gilbert.' H. S. Marks is represented by Home Longing (p. 113) and Age and Youth (p. 337); H. H. Armstead by Fourth Sunday in Lent (p. 245) and Angel Teachers (p. 539); J. C. Horsley by Anne Boleyn (p. 136); F. R. Pickersgill by The Still Small Voice (p. 586); G. H. Thomas by Catechising in Church (p. 225), and R. Barnes by Music for the Cottage (p. 289) and The Strange Gentleman (p. 293). Besides these the volume contains others by Rebecca (sister to Simeon) Solomon (p. 571), L. Huard, D. H. Friston, H. C. Selous, T. Macquoid, W. M'Connell, T. Sulman, E. K. Johnson (Spenser, p. 576), and J. B. Zwecker - a very fairly representative group of the average illustrator or the period.
The British Library entry for this work issued in paper wrappers is at: http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/bookbindings/LargeImage.aspx?RecordId=020-000016029&ImageId=ImageId=55533&Copyright=BL
The BL copy has fourteen bound volumes. Bound by the BM in the C19 , in 1/4 leather, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, edges of boards gauffered. The paper covers are illustrated after a design by John Leighton; they have been bound in sequence for most volumes.
Pagination of Volume I.
January 1863. 1-112pp. 3 plates.
February 1863. 113-224. 3 plates.
March 1863 225-336. 5 plates.
April 1863. 337-448. 5 plates.
May 1863. 419-544. 4 plates.
June 1863. 545-636. 4 plates.
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