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The Strand Magazine. An Illustrated Monthly

Volumes I - XII

Edited by George Newnes

1891 - 1896 - London - George Newnes Ltd.

9.5" by 7"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

The first twelves volumes of The Strand Magazine. An Illustrated Monthly with numerous black and white illustrations and photographs. some volumes contain The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle which were first published in The Strand with illustrations by Sidney Paget. With the serialisation of Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, sales reached their peak. Readers lined up outside the magazine's offices, waiting to get the next installment. 

In twelve volumes.

The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine composed of fictional stories and factual articles founded by George Newnes. It was first published in the United Kingdom from January 1891 to March 1950 running to 711 issues, though the first issue was on sale well before Christmas 1890. Its immediate popularity is evidenced by an initial sale of nearly 300,000. Sales increased in the early months, before settling down to a circulation of almost 500,000 copies a month which lasted well into the 1930s.

Features included in these voilumes include Queen Victoria's Dolls, Types of English Beauty, The Handwriting of Charles Dickens, Dinner at the Zoo, The Handwriting of John Ruskin.

Other contributors to the magazine have included P. G. Wodehouse, Margery Allingham, Agatha Christie, E. Nesbit, Rudyard Kipling, Dorothy L. Sayers, H.G. Wells,  Edgar Wallace, Dornford Yates and even Winston Churchill. Once a sketch drawn by Queen Victoria of one of her children appeared with her permission.

The magazine's iconic cover, an illustration looking eastwards down London's Strand towards St Mary-le-Strand, with the title suspended on telegraph wires, was the work of Victorian artist and designer George Charles Hait. 

Sir George Newnes, 1st Baronet (1851 - 1910) was a publisher and editor in England. Arguably his best known publication was The Strand Magazine, begun in 1891, in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was first able to publish his Sherlock Holmes mystery series.

 

CONDITION

In illustrated cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, slight rubbing and the occasional mark and stain to boards and slight cockling to some spines. With eight hinges tender, one strained and six slightly strained. Volume VIII has been repaired with new endpapers. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places to some volumes. Bright but with occasional spotting and handling marks and the occasional closed tear to pages.

Overall: VERY GOOD

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