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Once a week. An illustrated miscellany of literature, art, science, & popular invention. Volume V. June to December 1861. London: Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street. London: Bradbury & Evans, printers, Whitefriars. 1861. 724p. [No separate plates.] In the “Index to Illustrations”, the artists are listed as: J. W. Brooks, Hablot K. Browne, G. du Maurier, T. Frolick [sic], C. Green, H. Hine, C. Keene, M. J.Lawless, J. Leech, J. E. Millais, T. Morten, W. H. Rogers, F. Sandys, F. J. Shields, P. Skelton, T. Sulman, J. Tenniel, F. Walker, Miss Wells, J. Wolf. Some of the illustrations are signed “Swain”. The illustration on page 43 is after Keene, accompanying the story: “The painter/ alchemist, by Dutton Cook. The illustration on page 378 is after Shields, accompanying the story: “The robber saint. A Cornish legend”, [ a poem] by “S.” Stamped in blind on the upper endpaper: “/ A & D Goodes/ The Old Storehouse/ “Antiques”/ Boscastle Harbour/ N. Cornwall./” Robin de Beaumont’s notes about this volume are on the front endpaper verso.
Binding: Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Green diagonal beaded line cloth. The covers are not blocked. The spine has the title words: “/ Once/ a Week./ [rule]/ 5./” blocked in gold between two bands of ornamental decoration blocked across the spine.
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Height: 245 millimetres
Thickness: 50 millimetres
Width: 175 millimetres
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- Gleeson White pages 17-37. Extracts.
'ONCE A WEEK
Volume v. also contains but two, Tannkauser (p. 21 and Swing Song (p. 434), a small boy in a Spanish turban swinging. Volume vi. houses a dozen: Schwerting of Saxony (p. 43), The Ball/c of the Thirty (p. 155), The Child of Care (pp. 2, 39), five designs for Miss Martineau's Sister Anne's Probation (pp. 309, 337, 365, 393, 421), Sir Tristem (p. 350), The Crusader's Wife (p. 546), The Chase of the Siren (p. 630), and The Drowning of .Kaer-is (p. 687). The seventh volume contains eleven examples by this artist: Margaret Wilson (p. 42), five to Miss Martineau's Anglers of the Don (pp. 85, 113, 141, 169, 197), Maid Avoraine (p. 98), The Mite of Dorcas (p. 224), (which is the subject of the Academy picture, The Widow's Mite of 1876; although in the painting the widow turns her back on the spectator), The Parting of Ulysses (p. 658), The Sftirit of the Vanished Island (p. 546), and Limerick Bells (p. 710), a design of which a eulogist of the artist says: 'the old monk might be expanded as he stands into a full-sized picture.'
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Associated Title: The robber saint. A Cornish legend.
Associated Title: The painter-alchemist.
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