1894 THE SKETCH Magazine NORAH GIRTON Douglas Hyde DAVID MASSON Archibald Geikie JOHN BLACKIE (7900)

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Original antique magazine dated 1894; a Victorian society magazine with regular features on theatre, music hall, actors and actresses, art, sports and leisure; with a high image and photograhic content; featuring NORAH GIRTON Frankfort Moore ARCHIBALD GEIKIE David Mather Masson JOHN STUART BLACKIE Newcastle Olympia Theatre Childrens Operetta. See main description

THE SKETCH Magazine featuring NORAH GIRTON Frankfort Moore ARCHIBALD GEIKIE David Mather Masson JOHN STUART BLACKIE Newcastle Olympia Theatre Childrens Operetta



Original Victorian Magazine

Dated 1894

This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

A Photographic Portrait by Ernst Lambert - In the Royal Photographic Society's Exhibition - fp frontispiece showing a fashionable young lady.
Miss Olga Brandon in "The Wife of Dives".
Mr Charles Sugden.
Dr. Verrall of Cambridge University.
Bust of Euripides in the British Museum.
Mister Stanley Leathes - Stage Manager.
Euripides From the Statue in the Vatican full page
Herr Emil Sauer photograoph by Goszleth of Budapest
At A Paris Soiree reive - full page comical sketch by MARS. Info. Maurice Charles Mathieu Bonvoisin.
View of the Old and New Haymarket Theatres small engraving
Miss Norah Girton full page photograph by A. Bassano of Old Bond Street London
..."Nurseryland" and Some of Its Inhabitants a photogrpah of children dressed in nursery rhyme outfits - a childrens operetta written by Miss Ella Simpson and composed by Mr McConnell Wood and performed at Newcastle - Photograph by R. Ruddock of Newcastle on Tyne
Boran - General of the Swazi Army.
The Umtillan River Swaziland.
NAtive Swazi Boy.
Art pages
Adeline - from a Painting by G. Sheridan Knowles full page with words by Tennyson
In the Delhi Fort - by Reginald Barratt.
A Landscape by E. H. Ehlers.
Idwals Gloom by F. A. W. T. Armstrong.
Some of the Pictures in the Exhibition in the Bristol Academy.
Near Ilfracombe by E. Gouldsmith.
Carnarvon Castle by C. Brooke Branwhite.

Some Studies in Black and White Exhibited at Mr Mendozas Gallery in King Street Longon
Claire by Lilly Hughes.
Philomene by Amy Drucker.
Pets by Mary H. Earnshaw.
A World of Thought in Those Sweet Eyes by S. Joanna Shales.
The Light Loght Side of Nature - full page comical sketch by Phil May.
Full page comical sketch by RAB
Full page comical sketch by WW.
Three scenes from "The Singers From the Sea" - Madame IDa Everard - M. Miel - Mrs Herbert Brabant - Miss Florence Ogilvy.
Mr F. Frankfort Moore - british dramatist, novelist, poet and journalist.
On Montmartre from a drawing by C. D. Gibson - info. Charles Dana Gibson US born creator of " The Gibson Girl ".
Wakelees Camelline for the Complexion advert.
Hieratica writing paper advert, Scotts Emulsion advert.
Bovril Prime Ox Beef advert.
Mr Robert IAnson - Sandown Park Racing Official.
Miss Elliott Page New York born actress - info.daughter of Colonel John Augustus Page.
Mr John Edwin Dixon of the Lea harriers and London Athletic Club cross country runner.
Ellimans Royal Embrocation full page advert showing various equestrian and sporting engravings including Rugby.
Some Beautiful Furs.
The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Companys Christmas Novelties.
Some Furniture at Messrs Hamptons.
Adverts including: Lanoline - Knitted Pantaloons from The Knitted Corset Company - Madame Farey Alix hat - Parisian Diamond Company - Peter Robinsons Fashionable Mourning - Seegers Hair Dyes - Halfords Indian Cures and more.
Mechanical Toys.
Raphaels Madonnas - Madonna Del Cardellino, Madonna Del Gran Duca.
Facsimile of the first page ofir Walter Scotts review of his own Tales of My Landlord.
Adverts for A and C Black Books, Mr T Fisher Unwins Books, Mr Murrays New Books, Chapman and Halls New Books.
Professor David Masson.
Professor Blackie in His Study.
Dr Walter C. Smith.
Sir Archibald Geikie.
Mr Benjamin Kidd.
Mr G. S. Street.
Mr James Payn.
Three engravings from "Pride And Prejudice" by Jane Austin.

Literary Dublin of Today:

Rosa Mullholland.

Professor Edward Dowden.

Mr Standish O'Grady.

Dr. Douglas Hyde Sleekburnc.

In Bookland - Ivy Lane by C. G. Harper engraving - info. showing a street scene near Paternoster Row in London which used to be renowned for its literary and publishing connections ( Two Brown spots to the accompanying article - one in the border one in the text, which is still legible)

Napoleons Loves
Desiree - Queen of Sweden.
Mademoiselle Georges.
La Comtesse Bertrand.
Madame De Ranchoup.

Miss Ferrier novelist
Bust of Miss Ferrier.
The Pines at Putney Hill - The Residence of Mr Swinburne engraving from a drawing by Herbert Railton - info. poet Algernon Charles Swinburne.
The Fables of Aesop engraving from the work of Richard Heighway (The Bald Man and the fly).
The Black Horse From "More Celtic Fairy Tales" - engraving from the work of J. D. Batten.
Facsimile of Original Manuscript of " Childe Harold " by Byron two copies.
Illustrations from "The Golden Fairy Book by H. R. Millar - two engravings.
An illustration from The British Fleet.


This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:
Panorama of the Week - with ref to the Death of Princess Bismarck at Varzin - Sir Hussey Vivan Died at Singleton Abbey Swansea - and more.
The Master of the Matterhorn - Mr Edward Whymper and His Work.
Small Talk - with ref. to Robert Barr and others.
Swazi Impressions of England.
An Old Irish Custom.
Mr Frankfort Moore at Home - an interview by Keble Howard.
Good News for Stout Persons - advert for Mr F. Cecil Russell s treatment.
Motley Notes by Keble Howard.
Racing Notes by Captain Coe.
Miss Elliott Page - American actress.
The World of Sport - Football - Athetics.
Our Ladies Pages "Shopping With Santa Claus" column by Florence - info. Florencre Fenwick Miller.
Notes from The Exchange. sleekburnc.
Company and Other Issues of the Week - Answers to Correspondents.
The Sketch Literary Supplement including Book Reviews .
Raphaels Madonnas by Grant Allen.
Scott - His Own Reviewer - referring to Sir Walter Scott.
Literary Edinburgh of Today - Literary Dublin of Today.
Mr James payns Reminiscences "Gleams of Memory".
Mr S. R. Crockett s Latest - "The Lilac Sunbonnett ".
More Blood - "The Sea Wolves" by Max Pemberton.
Two Story Books "Banshee Castle by Rosa Mulholland - "The Disagreeable Duke" by Ellinor Davenport Adams.
In Bookland - with mention of Paternoster Row - St Pauls Churchyard - Albermarle Street - etc.
Miss Ferriers Novels by George Saintsbury - info. Susan Edmonstone Ferrier 1782-1854.
Mr Swinburnes New Essays by Professor Dowden - info. A. C. Swinburne.
In Fairyland by Edward Clodd.
Byron at Waterloo by J. Dykes Campbell.
The Golden Fairy Book.
The British Fleet By Commander Charles N. Robinson RN.

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The Sketch was a British illustrated weekly newspaper with a high photographic content, published between February 1893 and June 1959, by the Illustrated London News Company. It was primarily a Victorian society magazine with regular features on royalty and the aristocracy, theatre, sports and arts.

Twenty eight pages (56 sides). It measures 360 x 250 mm (14.25 x 9.75 "). The orig. advertising wrap/cover is missing. The front page (frontispiece) is intact. The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound. There is some age yellowing with some spotting. Some of the pages may be loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The engravings/images vary in size. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. This item will be packaged in a tube. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the printed text.  

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are NO other pages missing, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in The Sketch issues are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1.

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