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The Girl's Own Annual

By Various

1888

The Religious Tract Society : London

11" by 8"

[6], 848pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The 1888 'Girl's Own Annual', with all issues of the paper from the first of October 1887, to the 30th September 1888.

This 'Girl's Own Annual' contains each issue from 1st October 1887, to the 30th September 1888 of 'The Girls' Own Paper'. 'The Girl's Own Paper' was published weekly from 1880, with a male counterpart 'The Boy's Own Paper'. The publication included stories, songs, and poems, as well as illustrations, intended to be educational and entertaining for children. Later on in it's publication life it took a more serious tone, particularly throughout World War II. This edition includes pieces such as; 'A Story Without a Name' by an unnamed author, an anonymous autobiographical piece; 'Business Habits in Ordinary Life' by Victoria Grosvenor; A charming piece about 'Fashionable Bags and Their Uses'; 'The Stories of Famous Song's' by Isabella Fyvie Mayo, about the Scottish songwriter Carolina Nairne; 'Nursing the Sick' by Albert Westland, all about the proper ways to nurse a sick person, including looking at the temperature, sanitation, and ventilation in the sick room; 'Odd Characters, A Gallery of Eccentric Women' by Nanette Mason, which looks at the ladies of Llangollen, Lady Hatton, and Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle; and 'the Brothers' Benefactor' by Dora Hope. Also included are sheet music to various pieces, such as 'A Christmas-Tide Remembrance', 'Romance' for violin and pianoforte, and 'Gavotte'. This 1888 edition of 'The Girl's Own Annual' contains pieces by Anne Beale, Emma Brewer, Phillis Browne, Darley Dale, Sydney Grey, Agatha Hart, James Mason, Isabella Fyvie Mayo, Mary Rowles, and Lily Watson. This annual also includes illustrations by John Allen, Frank Dadd, Paul Hardy, Ambrose Lee, Emily Macirone, Maria Stanley, and Edward Wagner. Collated, incomplete, as lacking plates facing pages 216 and 690.

CONDITION

In the original quarter crushed morocco binding, with cloth boards. Externally, sound. Light fading to the spine. Rubbing to the head and tail of the spine as resulted in slight loss. Slight bumping to the extremities. Markings to the boards causing light discolouration. Hinges are starting but remain firm. Offsetting to the recto of the front endpaper, and to the verso of the rear endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean throughout, with just the odd spot. Lacking plates facing pages 216 and 690. Light offsetting to the recto of the title page to January 21st 1888 and to the verso of the prior page (unnumbered), due to leaves having previously been pressed between the pages. With the ribbon marker intact.

Overall Condition: Good

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