The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine (November issue)

Production Description

Document Title: The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine
Publisher: Bell and Daldy
Printer: Chiswick Press
City of publication: London
Date of publication: November, 1856
Edition: 1
Pagination: [645]-716
Issue: 1


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

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


  • Mackail, J. W. Life of William Morris .

Scholarly Commentary

Guest Editor: PC Fleming


At 72 pages, the November issue is the longest of the twelve issues of The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine . Most of the issue continues multi-part entries, including Cracroft’s essay “The Sceptic and the Infidel” , Fulford’s story “Cavalay” and Vernon Lushington’s essay on Carlyle. Unique to this issue are two poems, one by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and one by Fulford , and a short story of uncertain authorship. This issue also includes an advertisement for the second medallion by Woolner, intended to be bound along with the magazine.

Besides being one of the three issues to print a work by Rossetti, this issue is significant as one of only two issues that does not contain any work by William Morris (the other is June (Mackail 90)).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1