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The Sunday at Home A Family Magazine For Sabbath Reading

By Various

1867

The Religious Tract Society : London

11" by 8"

iv, 828pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A good example of this popular Victorian periodical, filled with stories, religious tracts, instructional articles and illustrations, some of which are colour.

This is the 1867 volume of this periodical, being volume XIV. This volume runs from January-December 1867 with continuous pagination. It has been bound from the original monthly parts, with the stab holes present. Nine colour plates across the volume total and two chromolithograph Bible quote plates. With a chromolithographic Bible quote frontispiece to the first part, and to July. Colour plate of a St Bernard for the article 'The Dog In Relation to Man' for the February edition. Colour plate of St Paul's Cathedral to the February issue. Colour plate 'Haunt of the Herons' to the April Issue. Colour plate 'In an African Forest' to the June issue. Colour plate 'Eagle and Ptarmigan' to the August issue. Colour plate 'Ely Cathedral' to the September issue. Colour plate 'Going to School' to the October issue. Colour plate 'Durham Cathedral' to the November issue. Colour plate 'The Beacon Fire' to the December issue. This volume features articles on Madagascar, Sabbaths in Continental and Popish Lands, Cathedrals as well as poetry, prayers and music. Issued by the Religious Tract Society. This publishing house was a major Victorian publisher of Christian literature, initially intended for evangelism. Many of their works were aimed at children, women and the poor. They published numerous periodicals including the 'Girl's Own Paper' and 'The Leisure Hour'.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with bumping to the extremities. Patches of rubbing to the boards and joints. Spine has faded slightly. Front hinge is tender with cords showing. Frontispiece has suffered a large closed tear from the gutter to halfway across the plate. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned and are slightly cockled in places. Just the odd spots to pages. Closed tear to page 64 from the outer margin, only affecting one word. Small loss to the bottom of this page causing loss to the end of eight lines. Chips to the edges of the St Pauls Plate, 'Ely Cathedral', 'Durham Cathedral' and to 'haunt of the herons' . Closed tear to the bottom of the chromolithograph prayer plate to July 1st. Tidemarks to the rear of the 'Durham Cathedral' plate. Final leaf is creased. Large amount of loss to the final leaf.

Overall Condition: Good

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