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Various; Theodore Hook (ed.)
A Collection of John Bull Magazine Volumes I, III, IV and VIII
London: Edward Shackell, 1820-1888. Leather. Good. 15.5" by 10.5". Various. A scarce and interesting collection of over one hundred and eighty issues of 'John Bull', bound into decorative volumes. A Sunday newspaper of the Nineteenth Century, the publication was founded by noted Georgian literary figure Theodore Hook, and was noted for its patriotic nature. It would continue until the early 1960s. The volumes and issues here date from between 1820 and 1828, including issue one, and offer hundreds of literary, political and economic insights into the era, as well as letters and advertisments. Volume I includes issues 1-55 (1820-1821) Volume III includes issues 108-1059 (1823) Volume IV includes issues 1-30, 32-39 and 41-52 (1824) of a new numerical issuing system Volume VIII includes issues 369-420 (1828) There are inkstamps throughout stating the price at four pence. In decorative quarter-morocco bindings with gilt detailing and paper-covered boards. Externally sound, rubbed to the extremities, joints, boards and backstrip with slight loss to some backstrips. The hinges are also tender. Internally, several endpages are partially detached, as well as creased. Pages are generally bright and clean with the odd spot, heavier to the first and last few pages. Pages are age-toned. Ink stamps and inscriptions present in all volumes. Good
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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