THE MONTHLY PACKET of Evening Readings for Younger Members of…

THE MONTHLY PACKET of Evening Readings for Younger Members of the English Church

London: Walter Smith; Mozley & Smith; Walter Smith & Innes; A.D. Innes (1877-94). 22 volumes 1877-1894, 2 volumes per complete year: Jan-Jun, 1877; Jan-Dec, 1878; Jan-Dec, 1879; Jul-Dec, 1881; Jan-Dec, 1882; Jul-Dec, 1883; Jan-Dec, 1884; Jan-Dec, 1885; Jan-Dec, 1889; Jan-Dec, 1891; Jan-Jun, 1892; Jan-Dec, 1893; Jan-Dec, 1894 (9 complete years). 17 volumes are in an old rebinding of dark brown or green cloth, spines gilt lettered. 5 later volumes are in the original blue decorated cloth gilt lettered. The rebound volumes have nicks to spine ends and some have spine sunning; the volumes in original cloth have moderate wear to spine ends; 6 rebound volumes have neat repairs to cloth splits of the joints; many have cracks to inner hinges but still firm (3 have neat repairs to hinge cracks); the books are otherwise in VG condition, contents all clean and unworn. >>> THE MONTHLY PACKET was published 1851-99, with Yonge editing and contributing a great deal. Christabel Coleridge came on as assistant editor in 1891 and was sole editor from 1894. The periodical was founded by members of the Oxford Movement to counter Anglo-Catholic extremism and to champion High Church Anglicanism among middle and upper class Anglican girls. In July, 1880, the word "Younger" was dropped from the title and in time it became more tolerant of Roman Catholicism and Nonconformism and more concerned with addressing social ills. Among its many contributors was Lewis Carroll, who there published his first short stories in a periodical. These pieces, really mathematical puzzles in a humourous fictionalized form, were published in book form as A TANGLED TALE (1885), which contained 10 "Knots". The Jul-Dec, 1881, volume has three Carroll contributions (Knot VI plus answers); Jan-Jun, 1883, has two contributions (Knot VIII plus answers); Jul-Dec, 1883, has Knot IX plus answers; and Jul-Dec, 1884, has Knot X. NOTE: a very heavy parcel - extra shipping will be required.; Octavo

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