Bound in original half black morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with double gilt lines and title, gilt. Extremities a little worn but otherwise a very good copy.
The Office of the Month, No. 3, Whitefriars Street.,
A view of passing subjects and manners, home and foreign, social and general. by albert smith and john leech.
july-december 1851 [all published].
8vo. 5 x 6 inches. 480 pp.
Illustrated by 6 engraved frontispiece plates and by numerous wood engravings in text, some full page.
A short-lived mid-Victorian periodical conducted by Albert Smith (1816-60) and John Leech (1817-64) that appeared for only six issues in the second half of 1851. In the introduction it is stated to be 'a light periodical, which will not interfere with any other, and may beguile a railway or steam-boat journey, without any great tax on the attention.' A scarce title notable for the quality of its illustrations.
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