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The Sunday Magazine. Edited by Thomas Guthrie, D. D. And Illustrated by G. J. Pinwell, A. B. Houghton, J. Leighton, J. Mahoney, F. A. Fraser, J. G. Thompson, and others. London: Strahan & Co., Magazine Publishers, 56, Ludgate Hill, 1868-1869. vi, 392p. 12 plates. Illustrations are also printed alongside text. Contains issues from October 1, 1868 to March 1, 1869. Other illustrators (for both bound books of volume V) not cited on the title page are: J. McWhirter, R. Barnes, J. Pettie, T. Barnard, W. Cheshire, T. Dalziel, A. Hughes, E. F. Brewtnall. The illustrations are variously signed: “Dalziel”. The frontispiece is after Pinwell, is captioned: “The crust and the cake, p. 712.”, and accompanies the story of the same title by Edward Garrett, pseud. [i.e. Isabella Fyvie.] The illustration facing page 69 is after Pettie, accompanying the story: “Philip Clayton’s first-born”, by A. Paget. The illustration facing page 121 is after Cheshire, accompanying the story: “A Sunday morning at the foot of Mont Blanc”.
Binding: Beige endpapers and pastedowns. Binder’s stamp on the upper pastedown: “/ Bound by J. B. Hawes, Cambridge./” Green end band and tail band. Half calf and marbled paper sides. The spine has six panels created by false raised bands. Panel two has a black leather label, with the words tooled in gold: / The/ Sunday/ Magazine./” Panel three has the word tooled in gold: “/ 5.1/”
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Height: 264 millimetres
Thickness: 30 millimetres
Width: 190 millimetres
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- From Gleeson White:
In 1868 A. Boyd Houghton is again the most frequent contributor of full-page designs; a bare list must suffice. Sunday at Hippo (p. 57), Three Feasts of Israel (p. 67), Paul's fudge (p. 88), Sunday Songs, Sweden (p. 112), The Charcoal Burners (p. i 18), a drawing which looks like an intentional exercise in the manner of Gustave Doré,' who, despite his enormous popularity in England, seems to have had singularly little influence on English artists, so that this stands out as a unique exception. Houghton has also The Feast of the Passover (p. 185), The Poor Man's Shuttle (p. 273), Feast of Pentecost (p. 296), Samuel the Ruler (p. 357 George Herbert's Last Sunday (p. 424), Baden-.Baden (p. 520), The Good Samaritan (p. 552), Church of the Basilicas (p. 561), Joseph's Coat (p. 616), St. Paul Preaching (p. 681), and The Parable of the Sower (p. 777). G. J. Pinwell is seen in three examples, A Westphalian Parsonage (p. 192), Madame do Krudener (pp. 704, 785); S. L. Fildes is here for the first time with The Farmer's Daughter (p. 656); J. Pettie has a small drawing, My Sister (p. 176); J. Wolf, a clever 'lamb' study (p. 529); and W. Small a most typical, almost mannered, Sunday Morning (p. 182). J. Mahoney sup¬plies twenty-eight illustrations to The Occupations of a Retired Life, by Edward Garrett, besides separate plates, Sunday Songs from Denmark (p. 16), Love Days (p. 137), and Just Suppose (p. 649). J. Gordon Thomson contri¬butes eighteen drawings for Dr. George Macdonald's The Seabord Parish, and others of no particular interest are attributed to Shield, F. A. Fraser, C. Morgan, Miles, Lamont, and Pasquier. Here, as in many other volumes, are vignettes and tail-pieces by T. Daiziel, some of them most admirably drawn and all charmingly expressed in the engraving.
In 1869 A. Boyd Houghton still maintains his position. This year his drawings are Wisdom of Solomon (p. 16), The Jews in the Ghetto (p. 44), Martha and Mary (p. 65), Rehoboam (p. 85), Jewish Patriotism (p. 125), Sunday in the Bush (p. 161), Miss Bertha (pp. 384, 513), Babylonian Captivity (p. 633), John Baptist (p. 641), and Samson (p. 760). G. J. Pinwell illustrates Edward Garrett's The Crust and the Cake with thirty-four cuts. In one of these (p. 529), as in two other designs by the same artist, you find that in drawing the lines of a harpsichord, or grand piano, he has forgotten that the reversal required by engraving would represent the instrument with its curve on the bass, instead of the treble side—a sheer impossibility, which any pianist cannot help noticing at a glance. His one other contribution this year is The Gang Children (p. 25). Represented by a solitary example in each case are J. M'Whirter, Sunday Songs (p. 12); J. Pettie, Philip Clayton's First-born (p. 69); Edward Hughes, Mother Mahoney (p. 196); Towneley Green, Village Doctor's Wife (p. 505); Robert Barnes, A Missionary in the East (p. 57); and Arthur Hughes, Blessings in Disguise (p. 156). J. Mahoney has The Cen¬turion's Faith (p. 60), Building of the Minster (p. 352), Hoppety Bob (p. 417), Roger RoIf (p. 608), and Christmas Eighteenth Century (p. 252). Francis Walker, with his Sunday Songs (p. 93), Bird Fair, Shoreditch (p. 409), Feast of Taber¬nacles (p. 600), Widow Mullins (p. 673), and A Little Heroine (p. 736); H. French, with 'It is more blessed' (p. 229), and A Narrative Sermon (p. 632); and F. A. Fraser with Jesuit Missions (p. 101), Wesley (p. 152), The Year (p. 217), A Queer Charity (p. 576), and A Schwingfest (p. 665); the three latter belong by rights to the men of the seventies rather than to the group with which this volume is concerned.
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Associated Title: The crust and the cake.
Associated Title: Philip Clayton's first born.
Associated Title: A Sunday morning at the foot of Mont Blanc.
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