A consecutive run of 72 monthly issues, custom bound for the owner, Sarah A. Hickin in dark blue cloth over boards, gilt spine, with a manuscript note in ink on the front pastedown. 209-12: May 1865 has been neatly cut along the gutter (present and laid in its proper place), the September 1865 issue has some staining and a small vignette illustration partially cut round (still present), else very good overall with occasional modest dust soiling and a few small early tape repairs. The Band of Hope Review was a lavishly illustrated'improving' magazine for the children of the poor and working classes, founded and edited by the Methodist social reformer Thomas Bywater Smithies.
A scarce volume of 72 complete issues dating from the magazine's golden period, featuring contemporary articles on slavery and several issues with outstanding front-page wood engravings by John Gilbert and Harrison Weir. Today we offer a wide ranging inventory, from Modern First Editions to General Used Books to Rare Archival Collections. We are active members of. Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA).International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). This listing was created by Bibliopolis. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "betweenthecoversrarebooks" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.