Physical description

An antique thick heavy brown covered children's book entitled - The Leisure Hour 1887. The front cover has the title printed in large gold lettering surrounded by black outlined flowers and leaves. It is a bound edition of a collection of British general interest periodicals of the Victorian era. It has a variety of genres of fiction and factual stories, historical and topical. There are black and white illustrations throughout with some large frontispiece ones too. The stained back cover has a bunch of wildflowers printed in black outline..860p.

Publication type

non-fiction

Inscriptions & markings

Opposite the title page is handwritten in black copperplate script - 'Presented to Thomas Johnston by The United Methodist Sabbath School Wandin Yallock for diligence and good attendance March 31st 1888 T.Hogg Superintendent'.

Summary

A book of British general interest periodicals of the Victorian era which ran weekly from 1852 - 1905. Each issue mixed multiple genres of fiction, and factual stories, historical and topical. The articles were a mix, including biographies, poetry, essays and fiction. Each issue usually started with a piece of serialised fiction.