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Good Words for the Young 1869 [i.e. 1869-1870] . Edited by Norman Macleod, D. D. Illustrated by: Arthur Hughes, W. S. Gilbert, J. Pettie, W. J. Wiegand, F. A. Fraser, A. Houghton, J. B. Zwecker, Edward Dalziel, J. Mahoney, C. [i.e. G.] J. Pinwell. London: Strahan & Co. London: Printed by R. Clay, Sons & Taylor. 670p.; 54p. There are illustrations within the text and also as separate plates. The title page and frontispiece for 1869 are incorrectly bound into this volume. [In the List of] Illustrations, the other illustrators are given as: H. French, Ernest Griset, Fras. Walker, H. Herkomer, Townley Green, A. Johns, F. Barnard, T. W. Wood, E. G. Dalziel, E. F. Brewtnall. The majority of the illustrations and plates are signed: “Dalziel”. The title page and frontispiece are coloured lithographs. The frontispiece “The pet’s corner” is after J. B. Zwecker, signed bottom left, and engraved by Cooper, Clay & Co., signed bottom right. The Editor’ s Greeting on page 56 , at the end of the issue for 1.11.1869, is signed by George Macdonald, who took over as Editor from Norman Macleod. The illustration on page 193 is after Brewtenall, signed with his initials, bottom left; and signed “Dalziel”, bottom right. It accompanies the article “The English girl in the French school”, by Katharine K. Macquoid. The illustration on page 448 is after Brewtenall, is signed with his initials. It accompanies the poem “The sick man and the robin”, by A. L. W. [i.e. Anna Letitia Waring]. Robin de Beaumont’s notes regarding this copy are on the front endpaper recto.
Binding: It looks as though the text of each of these four volumes has been re-backed, with the original cases detached from their texts and re-attached to each bound volume of this set. If so, in the act of re-attaching cases to texts, the covers for the texts of issues, 1868-1869, incorrectly being attached to the texts of the issues published in 1869-1870. [i.e. the case for volume 1 being attached to the texts of volume 2]. No original endpapers or pastedowns. Blue sand-grain cloth. Both covers are identically blocked with the same design on the borders and corners, in blind on the lower cover and in black and in gold on the upper cover. On the lower cover, two fillets blocked on the borders intersect at the corners, forming straps. Inside this, stems, leaves buds and flowers are blocked. The central rectangle is formed of multiple fillets. On the centre of the cover, the device of Strahan & Co. is blocked in blind. The upper cover is blocked in black and in gold. The fillets and the floral decoration is the same as the lower cover, but all blocked in black. The multiple fillets forming the central rectangle are blocked in black and in gold. The gold fillets end in ‘spear tips’. Within it, there are six rectangles formed by fillets blocked in gold. Within the uppermost, the proverb: “/The child is /the father of the man/” is blocked in gold, together with two five pointed stars. In the other rectangles, the title words: “/ Good/ Words/ for the/ Young/ 1870/” are blocked in gold. The spine is of (faded) blue pebble grain cloth, and does not appear to be original. The spine has three fillets blocked across the spine (in black?) at the head and at the tail. Near the head, the title words: “/ Good Words/ for/ the Young/ [rule]/ 1870/” are blocked in gold.
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Height: 245 millimetres
Thickness: 52 millimetres
Width: 175 millimetres
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From Gleeson White
In 1870 Arthur Hughes contributes thirty-six illustrations to Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood, by George Mac Donald (who succeeded Dr. Macleod as editor), forty-eight to the con-tinuation of the other serial by the same author, Al the Back of the North Wind, four to the concluding chapters of Henry Kingsley's Boy in Grey, and one to The White Princess. A. Boyd Houghton has but two: Two Nests (p. 13), Keeping the Cornucopia (p. 33); Miss Jane 'wander¬ing in the wood' (p. 44) is by H. Herkomer, while most of the artists who contributed to the first volume reappear; we find also E. G. and T. Dalziel, Charles Green, Towneley Green, and Ernest Griset.
The volume contains monthly issues for 1.11.1869 to 1.10.1870. (670p.) The issue for 25.12.1870 is bound at the end. (54p.)
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Associated Title: The English girl in the French School.
Associated Title: The sick man and the robin.
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