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The Shilling Magazine. Illustrated. A miscellany of literature, social science, fiction, poetry, art, &c. Edited by Samuel Lucas. Vol. 3.January to April 1866. London: Thomas Bosworth, 215 Regent Street. London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street and Charing Cross. 512p. 8 plates. The illustration facing page 33 is after Edward Hughes, with his signature bottom right, and “Swain Sc” bottom left, captioned in verse :
“Forgive me”, she said, through the tears
That dimm’d sunshine flowers and water,
And Peace Come back to the innocent heart
Of Alice, the forester’s daughter.”
This accompanies the poem “Mistrust” by Nemo.
The illustration facing page 193 is after John Lawson, captioned “Raising the body, he landed with it on the island, and putting aside the dripping masses of golden hair, gazed curiously at the pale still face.”, accompanying the article “An incident in the year 1809” by Alice King.
The illustration facing page 289 is after William Small, signed bottom left, with caption in verse:
“They found the winsome laddie,
Wrapped with plaid around him there,
With his wasted fingers grasping
A gold lock of Nellie’s hair!”
It accompanies the poem: “Lost on the fells” by Astley H Baldwin.
Binding: Red endpapers and pastedowns. Half calf, marbled sides. The spine is tooled in gold and divided by false bands and gold fillets into six panels. On a black leather onlay, the title words: “/ The/ Shilling/ Magazine//” are tooled in gold. The fourth panel has the number: “/Vol.] 2./” tooled in gold.
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Height: 218 millimetres
Thickness: 37 millimetres
Width: 147 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From: Gleeston White page 65 .
"THE SHILLING MAGAZINE
This somewhat scarce publication is often referred to as one of the important periodicals of the sixties, but on looking through it, it seems to have established its claim on somewhat slender foundation. True, it contains one of Sandys' most memorable designs—here reproduced in photogravure from an early impression of the block, a peculiarly fine drawing—to Christina Rossetti's poem, Amor Mundi. It was reproduced from a photograph of the drawing on wood in the first edition of Mr. Pennell's admirable Pen Drawing- and Pen Draughtsmen, and in the second edition are reproductions by process, not only of Mr. Sandys' original drawing as preserved in a Hollyer photograph, but of preliminary studies for the figures.
The rest of the illustrations of the magazine, which only lived for a few months, are comparatively few and not above the average in merit. The numbers, May 1865 to May 1866, contain eight drawings by J. D. Watson, illustrating Mrs. Riddell’s Phemie Keller. Thirteen by Paul Gray illustrate The White Flower of Ravensworth, by Miss M. Betham-Edwards. Others noteworthy are: Gythia, by T. R. Lamont; Dahut and An Incident of 1809, by J. Lawson; Mistrust and Love's Pilgrimage, by Edward Hughes; a fine composition, Lost on the Fells, by W. Small, and a few minor drawings mostly in the text. It was published by T. Bosworth, 215 Regent Street. This is a brief record of a fairly praiseworthy Venture, but there is really no more to be said about it."
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Associated Title: Phemie Keller
Associated Title: An incident in the year 1809
Associated Title: Lost on the felle -a ballad
Associated Title: Mistruct
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