The Penny Magazine Of The Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge. 1834..
Bound in original half maroon morocco, gilt, over marbled boards; spine rebacked preserving original. Extremities worn, some wear to page edges, with a couple of lower margin repairs neatly repaired and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good copy. Inscriptions of Emma Selena Murray 1842 on front pastedown and verso of first free endpaper.
Charles Knight, 22, Ludgate Street.,
Volume iii. issues 113-176, 4 january - 27 december 1834, including 12 monthly supplements, 31 december 1833 - 31 december 1834.
4to. 7.5 x 11.25 inches. 511 +  pp.
Illustrated throughout by 231 wood engravings.
Sixty-three issues of The Penny Magazine for 1834, published every Saturday and including the extra monthly supplements. Strikingly illustrated by wood engravings, the topics range from the boa constrictor, rhinoceros, and Merino sheep to coaches, Shakespeare's Cliff and Birmingham Town Hall. Some topics are spread over a number of weekly parts, including clocks and the manufacture of gas, the Houses of Parliament, featuring the fire of that year, and Hogarth and his works. Whole issues of the monthly supplements are also devoted to Canterbury and Oxford. The Penny Magazine, devised for a working class readership, was published from 1832 to 1845; by 1833 it had already become necessary to raise the price to 4d.
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