1878 The Argosy Volume XXV January to June
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Fine Binding, Illustrated, Leather Binding
'The Argosy' was originally founded by Alexander Strahan in 1865 and was later owned and edited by Ellen Wood. 'The Argosy' published stories and serials by leading authors as well as amusing quotations, excerpts and cartoons. With hundreds of vignette illustrations and several full page plates throughout. January to June of 1878 only. This volume of 'The Argosy' contains, in its entirety, Mrs Wood's serialised novel 'Pomeroy Abbey.' Ellen Wood was better known as Mrs Henry Wood. She is best remembered for her 1861 novel 'East Lynne'. Many of her books became international best-sellers and she was very widely received in America. She purchased 'The Argosy' in 1867 and her writing tone has been described as conservative and Christian with the occasional use of religious rhetoric. Other contributors to the magazine included Hesba Stretton, Julia Kavanagh, Christina Rossetti, Sarah Doudney and Rosa Nouchette Carey.
In a half morocco binding. Externally, smart. with slight rubbing to the head and tail of joints. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained in places. A few spots to first and last few pages, otherwise clean.
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