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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 illustrations are variously signed by Swain, W. Thomas, H. Harral, Dalziel. The frontispiece illustration is after Pickersgill,, and is captioned: “The “Still, small voice.” – a summer evening reverie.” The illustration facing page 104 is after Watson, signed bottom left, and is captioned: “ The Christian Martyr. – see page 104.” The illustration facing page 531 is after Morten, is signed bottom left, and is captioned: “The moment of danger.” The illustration facing page 539 is after Armstead, and is captioned: “Angel Teachers.” The illustration facing page 571 is after Rebecca Solomon and is captioned: “The results of an ambiguous direction.” Robin de Beaumont’s notes regarding this copy are on the front endpaper recto and on a separate paper slip.
Binding: The cover design is after John Leighton. Gilt edges. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Blue honeycomb-grain cloth. The lower covers is blocked in blind, with a rule frame formed by several fillets and three circles within it. On the upper cover, there is a border pattern of "leaves and spade" shapes. Then three fillets are blocked in gold on the borders. The design blocked within the borders shows an identical circle at the head and the tail. Each circle is made up of petals, with leaves and hatched crosses blocked between each petal. The two circles have two fillets blocked in gold on their borders, with repeating dots in blind. These fillets form a figure of eight, linking the top and bottom circle, and forming a circle on the centre. The central circle contains a trefoil, with two fillets on its borders. The title: "The Churchman's Family Magazine" is blocked in gold in gothic lettering. The capitals "C", "F" and "M" are blocked in relief within rectangular horizontal hatch gold lettering-pieces. At the base of the trefoil, a gold lettering-piece is blocked, with the words: "/ Illustrated / by/ Eminent Artists" blocked in relief inside. The spine is blocked in gold and relief. A single fillet is blocked in gold on the perimeter. From the head downwards, the decoration is: a rectangle formed by single fillets, with small decoration blocked inside; an arch at the head, with passion flowers and tendrils blocked left and right; the title: "/ The/ Churchman's/ Family/ Magazine/ Volume I./" is blocked in gold in gothic lettering; the capital letters "C", "F", and "M" are blocked in relief within rectangular gold lettering-pieces; a mandorla, with three fillets on its perimeter: one of gold only, one of gold. with dots blocked in relief, one of hatched gold, with small leaf decoration within blocked in relief; a gold lettering-piece is blocked on the centre of the mandorla, with the words: "[a cross]/ Illustrated/ by/ Eminent/ Artists/" blocked in relief; passion flowers and leaves in gold; signed "JL"[i.e. John Leighton] in gold as separate letters between two passion flower buds; at the tail, there is a cartouche and two leaves, blocked in gold within a rectangular hatched gold lettering-piece, with a single fillet blocked on its border.
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Height: 230 millimetres
Thickness: 57 millimetres
Width: 147 millimetres
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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.
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.
Contains the issues for January to July 1863. The pagination is as for 1992,0406.201(a).
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