The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine (December issue)

Production Description

Document Title: The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine
Publisher: Bell and Daldy
Printer: Chiswick Press
City of publication: London
Date of publication: December, 1856
Edition: 1
Pagination: [717]-776
Issue: 1


Note: Cover image and advertisements courtesy of Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. Page images courtesy of Florence Boos.

Physical Description

Cover: green paper
Point: 6
Font: caslon
Lines per Page: 52
Columns: 2
Margin top: 1.4 cm
Margin bottom: 2.1 cm
Margin right: 1.9 cm
Margin left: 1.7 cm
Dimensions of Document: 21.7x14cm

Scholarly Commentary

Guest Editor: PC Fleming


The last issue of The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine was published in December, 1856. The issue contains John Nichol’s first and only contribution, a review of Dobell and MacDonald, as well as a story by Morris, the final installment of Lushington's essay on Carlyle, and two poems, one by Rossetti and one by Georgiana MacDonald. MacDonald's poem is the only work in the magazine to be signed; her initials appear at the end.

The December issue is the shortest of the twelve, at only sixty pages. A title page and a table of contents, covering all twelve issues and putting each work into one of four categories — essays, tales, poems, and notices of books — were also included in this issue, adding two leaves and making for a complete forme during printing. The title page and table of contents were printed between pages 770 and 771, and that is where they are placed in this electronic edition. Most print copies available collect all twelve issues together, with the covers and advertisements removed and with the title page and table of contents moved to the front.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: Digital images courtesy of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.