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Title:
B.N.P.S. magazine.
Published/Created:
Great Britain, 1838.
Physical Description:
4 v. ; 21 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PN6245 .B67 1838+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Four issues of a privately produced manuscript periodical, in a single hand, by an unidentified author. The content of the magazine appears to be original. The meaning of the title acronym is not identified. The four issues present are not continuous; at least two or more issues appear to be lacking, and their location is unknown. A preface to the first issue is dated October 8, 1838; the remaining issues are undated and unnumbered.
Each number of the magazine features serial installments of multiple stories, including that of "Jeremy Barnacle," "The cockney abroad," and "Adventures of my old umbrella." The serial installments are somewhat brief, but they are carefully detailed and rather humorous in nature. Each magazine issue also contains a variety of verse, puzzles, and charades. One clever but dubiously moral story, "The prejudiced lady," tells of a woman who undertakes to rid her household of sugar for ethical reasons (she is horrified at the slave and sugar trades).
Accompanying the four issues of the magazine is a manuscript story entitled "The road and the moonstruck," 40 pages, probably in the same hand; some pages, including the ending, are missing. It seems to be a gothic tale, telling of two travelers, one of whom is a madman.
The present manuscripts have a common provenance with a set of school exercise books by George Holloway, at Holly Grove House Academy, Bushey (Yale Center for British Art, Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Folio A 2011 23). It is unclear whether Holloway is also the author of the present manuscript items.
Writing is in pen and black ink throughout.
Each part in contemporary marbled wrappers, stitched.
Subject Terms:
English poetry -- 19th century.
Holloway, George, fl. 1837-1839, attributed name.
Slave trade.
Sugar trade.
Form/Genre:
Manuscript magazines.
Children's magazines.
Periodicals.
Feuilletons.
Charades.
Puzzles.
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