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    The Light Blue. A Cambridge University Magazine. Cambridge: Rivingtons [and] W. Metcalf. 1866-1870. Five volumes in four bindings. Volume one with seven illustrations. Volume five's original paper cover bound in. A university magazine with serialized prose, poetry, and articles on subjects such as William Blake, Matthew Arnold, Gustave Doré's Bible illustrations, William Makepeace Thackeray, and more. Each volume bound in half calf over pebbled paper covered boards with leather title label on spine. "United University Club" and "John Charrington" book plates on front pastedowns. Boards rubbed and soiled, corners bumped, wear to joints; cracked hinges, holograph annotations on front endpapers, each title page with a small pencil mark and an embossed "United University Club Library" stamp dated "1935", occasional foxing or minor soiling; otherwise internally in very good condition. [together with:] The Light Green. A Superior and High-Class Periodical. No.s I & II. Cambridge: W. Metcalf. 1872. Two numbers in one volume. Presenting parodies of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with poems attributed to "Algernon Charles Sin-Burn, "Rosina Christetti", "Alfred Pennysong", etc.. Bound in modern green cloth with gilt titles on spine. As the issues are sixteen pages each, the rest of the volume is blank pages. Some foxing, few small holograph pencil annotations; otherwise in very good condition. From the William E. Fredeman Collection.

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