Late nineteenth century family magazine, six months editions bound together into one hardback volume. Pale olive green buckram over heavy-duty bevelled-edge boards with art nouveau decoration in green, gilt and maroon on the front and spine. First and last free endpapers are heavily tanned but the text block is clean. Pages 95-98 are detached with some insect damage along the fore edge of page 97/98. Front hinge has a 4cm crack at the top, rear hinge has a crack along the lower half, both at the pastedowns. Spine is slightly discoloured. Speckled text block edges,
The magazine was published from 1896 to November 1936. 812 pages plus index. Beautifully illustrated in black and white, photographs and drawings, with some colour illustrations. The magazine contains fact and fiction. This volume has many factual features for instance articles about Pinhole Photography, The Art of Growing Inkblots, and Farming Pheasants. Fictional stories by various authors, including Kipling, Max Pemberton, and others. Contains the first printing of 'The Lost Continent: The Story of Atlantis', a Victorian fantasy fiction novel by Cutcliffe Hyne. Delightful pictures and stories all with a peculiar Victorian flavour, romantic themes expounding moral virtue.