Here we have the book Chambers's Edinburgh Journal - New Series which contains Volume XIX, Nos. 470 to 495 covering January to June, 1853, and Volume XX, Nos 496 to 522 covering July to December, 1853. It was published by William and Robert Chambers, and W.S. Orr in London, 1853 and 1854.
The book contains the Chambers' weekly journal which covered popular topics of the day. Major sections include:
Familiar Sketches and Moral Essays
Tales and Other Narratives
Notices of Books
Miscellaneous Articles of Instruction and Entertainment
Anecdotes and Paragraphs
With articles including:
A Deserted Village in London
Remarkable Change in the Character of the Female of the Human Species
A Great Day for Ireland
Woman and Her Master
Mankind from a Railway Barmaid's Point of View
Further Proofs of Intelligence in Bees
Insects, can they Talk?
President Franklin Pierce
Student Life in Lower Russia
- much more! -
The Book measures 10 inches by 7 inches by 2 inches thick. It weighs 3 pounds 10 ounces, and has about 850 pages.
Wear is typical for the age of the book, with cover wear along the spine and especially at the edges. Inside pages show foxing and darkening of the paper from age, but are solid. Pages 167 to 170 in the first volume have loosened from the binding at the bottom of the pages but are still attached. The overall condition is good (see pictures above).
This is a most fascinating look at life in England in the mid 1800's. It would be a wonderful addition to any collection!