The Cornhill Magazine Volume IV, July to December, 1861
Place Published: London
Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co
Date Published: 1861
Edition: First edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 40058
760pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] 3/4 brown leather with marbled paper over boards, gilt lettering on the spine, and gilt stamped and embossed borders on the spine and covers. Marbled text block edges and endpapers. Very good condition. The boards are rubbed and the corners of the covers are gently bumped. The pages have sporadic light foxing, and the illustrations are occasionally subtly offset. The threads are visible in the inside margins here and there, however the book is still very sturdy. All of the illustrations are present. The fold out illustration at p. 339 has roughly a dozen chips and small closed tears in the edges.
An early volume of The Cornhill Magazine, one the most important Victorian periodicals of the latter part of the nineteenth century, founded by George Smith in 1860. The Cornhill Magazine maintained a high level of literary distinction, publishing novels by William Makepeace Thackeray, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy and Henry James.