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Victorian Studies bibliography, fall 1995

Victorian Studies: Illustrated Periodicals

Selected bibliography for English 8330, fall 1995

Books marked with an asterisk (*) will be available at the reserve desk in Wilson Library (two-hour reserve). Those that lack call numbers are available through the interlibrary-loan office. No one in this course is expected to read most of the following items; they are listed here to establish a general background and to facilitate individual research projects.

Victorian studies: Three retrospects

  • Altick, Richard D. "Victorians on the Move; Or, 'Tis Forty Years Since." Writers, Readers, and Occasions: Selected Essays on Victorian Literature and Life. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 1989. 309-28. WILSON PR463 .A48 1989.
    ¶ Reprinted from Dickens Studies Annual 10 (1982). A personal history of the rise of Victorian studies from 1941 to 1982.
  • Levine, George. "Victorian Studies." Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English and American Literary Studies. Ed. Stephen Greenblatt and Giles Gunn. New York: MLA, 1992. 130-53. WILSON PR21 .R43 1992.
  • Shattock, Joanne. "Nineteenth Century Periodicals Research Then and Now." Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism 10 (1987): 27-30. WILSON Periodicals.

Reading in the nineteenth century

  • Altick, Richard Daniel. The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1957. WALTER 028.9 Al79; WILSON Z1003 .A57; copies of other editions at other locations. *
  • ---. "English Publishing and the Mass Audience in 1852." 1958. Writers, Readers, and Occasions: Selected Essays on Victorian Literature and Life. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 1989. 141-58. WILSON PR463 .A48 1989.
  • Cruse, Amy. The Victorians and Their Reading. Boston: Houghton, 1935. WILSON 820.9 C88va.
  • James, Louis. Fiction for the Working Man, 1830-1850. London: Oxford UP, 1963. WILSON 820.139 J234.
  • Vincent, David. Literacy and Popular Culture: England, 1750-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989. WILSON LC156 .G72 E58 1989.
  • Webb, R. K. The British Working Class Reader, 1790-1848: Literacy and Social Tension. London: Allen and Unwin, 1955. WILSON 331.8 W383.

Nineteenth-century journalism

  • Brake, Laurel. Subjugated Knowledges: Journalism, Gender and Literature in the Nineteenth Century. London: Macmillan, 1994. WILSON PN4759. B73 1994b; JOURNALISM PN4759. B73 1994. *
  • ---, and Michael Harris. Syllabus for "The Serial and the Book," one of several courses described in the prospectus for the University of London M.A. Program in the History of the Book.
  • ---, Aled Jones, and Lionel Madden, eds. Investigating Victorian Journalism. New York: St. Martin's, 1990. WILSON PN5124 .S6 P95 1990.
  • Hughes, Lorna, and Stuart Lee, eds. Victorian Periodicals Hypertext Project. Oxford: CTI Centre for Textual Studies, Oxford University Computing Services, 1994. WILSON Quarto PN98 .E4 V53x 1994. *
    ¶ Describes pedagogical and technological aspects of a hypertext database, "The Nineteenth Century Periodical," prepared by students and faculty members in 1992-93 at The School of English and the Information Modelling Programme, University of Leeds, and the Department of English and History at the Manchester Metropolitan University. The focal document was a single issue of The Queen (25 March 1885). Includes a substantial bibliography.
  • Jackson, Mason. The Pictorial Press: Its Origin and Progress. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1885. Rpt. Detroit: Gale, 1968. WALTER 070.942 J136.
  • Vann, J. Don, and Rosemary T. VanArsdel. Victorian Periodicals and Victorian Society . Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1994. WILSON PN5124 P4 V53x 1994. *
    ¶ Contents:
    1. "Law." Richard A. Cosgrove. 11-21.
    2. "Medicine." M. Jeanne Peterson. 22-44.
    3. "Architecture." Ruth Richardson and Robert Thorne. 45-61.
    4. "Military." Albert Tucker. 62-80.
    5. "Science." William H. Brock. 81-96.
    6. "Music." Leanne Langley. 99-126.
    7. "Illustration." Patricia Anderson. 127-42. Includes brief sketches of the following magazines that published before 1850:
      • Ainsworth's Magazine (1842-54)
      • Bentley's Miscellany (1837-68)
      • Fraser's Magazine (1830-82)
      • Illustrated London News (1842-1900+)
      • Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (1842-1900+)
      • London Journal (1845-1900+)
      • Mirror of Literature, Amusement and Instruction (1823-49)
      • Penny Magazine (1832-45)
      • Pictorial Times (1843-48)
      • Punch (1841-1900+)
      • Reynolds's Miscellany (1846-69)
      • Saturday Magazine (1832-44)
      • Sharpe's London Magazine (1845-70)
    8. "Authorship and the Book Trade." Robert A. Colby. 143-61.
    9. "Theatre." Jane W. Stedman. 162-76.
    10. "Transport." John E. C. Palmer and Harold W. Parr. 179-98.
    11. "The Financial and Trade Press." David J. Moss and Chris Hosgood. 199-218.
    12. "Advertising." Terence Nevett. 219-34.
    13. "Agriculture." Bernard A. Cook. 235-48.
    14. "Temperance." Olwen C. Niessen. 251-77.
    15. "Comic Periodicals." J. Don Vann. 278-90.
    16. "Sport." Tony Mason. 291-97.
    17. "Workers' Journals." Jonathan Rose. 301-10.
    18. "Student Journals." Rosemary T. VanArsdel and John S. North. 311-31.
  • Victorian Periodicals Review (formerly Victorian Periodicals Newsletter). Toronto, 1968- . 27-30. WILSON Periodicals.

Image and illustration

  • Barrell, John. "Visualizing the Division of Labour: William Pyne's Microcosm." The Birth of Pandora and the Division of Knowledge. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1992. 89-118. WILSON DA485 .B26 1992.
  • Barthes, Roland. "Rhetoric of the Image." The Responsibility of Forms: Critical Essays on Music, Art, and Representation. Trans. Richard Howard. New York: Hill, 1985. 21-40. WILSON P99 .B29513 1985.
  • Benjamin, Walter. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." 1936. Illuminations. Ed. Hannah Arendt. Trans. Harry Zohn. New York: Harcourt, 1968. 217-51. WILSON 834B436 JI.
  • Bermingham, Ann. Landscape and Ideology: The English Rustic Tradition, 1740-1850. Berkeley: U of California P, 1986. WILSON ND1354.4 .B47 1986.
  • Brenni, Vito Joseph. Book Illustration and Decoration: A Guide to Research. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1980. WILSON Ref NC960 .B73x 1980.
    ¶ An annotated bibliography. Chapters: Reference Works; Book Decoration; Manuals of Illustration and Other Writings on Technique; History of Methods of Illustration; History of Book Illustration from Ancient Times to the Present Day; History of Book Illustration and Decoration in the Countries of the World; Illustration and Decoration in Children's Books; Science and Technology; Medicine; Music; Geography and History.
  • Bridson, Gavin D. R. Printmaking and Picture Printing: A Bibliographical Guide to Artistic and Industrial Techniques in Britain, 1750-1900. Oxford, Eng.: Plough Press, 1984. WILSON Ref Quarto Z117 .B84 1984.
  • Daniels, Morna. Victorian Book Illustration. London: British Library, 1988. WILSON NC978 .D36 1988.
  • De Maré, Eric. The Victorian Woodblock Illustrators. London: Gordon Fraser, 1980. WILSON 769.942 D391.
  • Engen, Rodney K. Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers. Cambridge, Eng.: Chadwyck-Healey, 1985. WILSON Ref NE628 .E54x 1985.
  • Foley, Matthew Joseph. "English Printing and Book Illustration, 1780-1820." Diss. Univ. of California--Santa Cruz, 1977. WILSON Z151.4 .F65x 1977a.
  • Freedberg, David. The Power of Images: Studies in the History and Theory of Response. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1989. WILSON N71 .F65 1989.
  • Fyfe, Gordon. "Art and Its Objects: William Ivins and the Reproduction of Art." Picturing Power: Visual Depiction and Social Relations. Ed. Gordon Fyfe and John Law. London: Routledge, 1988. 65-98. WILSON N72 .S6 P54x 1988.
  • Goldman, Paul. Victorian Illustrated Books 1850-1870: The Heyday of Wood-Engraving: The Robin de Beaumont Collection. London: British Museum, 1994. WILSON Z1023 .G65x 1994.
  • Ivins, William Mills. Prints and Visual Communication. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1953. WILSON 760 Iv5p; other editions and copies at other locations.
  • Jackson, John, and W. A. Chatto. A Treatise on Wood Engraving. 3nd ed. London: Chatto, 1881. WILSON Rare Books Quarto 761 C39.
  • Leppert, Richard D. The Sight of Sound: Music, Representation, and the History of the Body. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993. MUSIC ML3800 .L6 1993.
  • Meisel, Martin. Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century England. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1983. WILSON Quarto 700.942 M478.
  • Miller, J. Hillis. Illustration. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1992. WILSON NX640 .M55 1992.
  • Muir, Percy H. Victorian Illustrated Books. London: Batsford, 1971. WILSON 019.34 M896.
  • Ray, Gordon N. The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914. New York: Morgan Library, 1976. WILSON Quarto 019.34 R211.
  • Wakeman, Geoffrey. Victorian Book Illustration: The Technical Revolution. Newton Abbot, Eng.: David and Charles, 1973. WALTER 019.34 W138.
  • Word and Image. London, 1985- . WILSON Periodicals.

Ackermann and the Repository of Arts

  • The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures. London: Ackermann, 1809-1828. v. 1-14, 1809-1815; New ser. = <2nd ser.>, v. 1-14, 1816-1822; 3rd ser., v. 1-12, 1823-1828. WILSON Rare Books 050 R299.
    Ex libris A. Edward Newton, with his equestrian book plate. See Rare Books, Original Drawings, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts Collected by the Late A. Edward Newton, 3 vols. (New York: Parke-Bernet, 1941), lot 1.
  • Blair, Robert. The Grave: A Poem, Illustrated by Twelve Etchings Executed by Louis Schiavonetti from the Original Inventions of William Blake. London: Ackermann, 1813. WILSON Rare Books Folio 709.42 B58ta.
    ¶ Ray 6A.
  • Combe, William. The English Dance of Death, From the Designs of Thomas Rowlandson. 2 vols. London: Ackermann, 1815-16. WILSON Rare Books 824C731 OE.
    ¶ Ray 35.
  • Combe, William. The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's, Westminster, Its Antiquities and Monuments. 2 vols. London: Ackermann, 1812. WILSON Rare Books Folio 942.2L84 W5277c. Also MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND RARE BOOKS DA687.W5C7.
    ¶ Described as a "Companion and Continuation of the Microcosm of London" on the added title page to some copies of vol. 2.
  • ---. A History of the University of Cambridge: Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. London: Ackermann, 1815. MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRL/SREF 378.97 C17c2.
  • ---. A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. London: Ackermann, 1814. MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRL/SREF 378.97 O98c2.
    ¶ Ray 40.
  • ---. The Tour of Doctor Syntax. 2nd ed. London: Ackermann, 1820. WILSON Rare Books 824C73 OTa.
    ¶ Ray 34. Plates by Thomas Rowlandson.
  • Microcosm of London. 3 vols. London: Ackermann, 1808-11. MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND RARE BOOKS DA683.M62 1808z (2 copies).
    ¶ Abbey, Scenery 212.
  • ---. 3 vols. London: Methuen, 1904. WILSON Quarto 914.21 M583. *
  • Prout, Samuel. Hints on Light and Shadow, Composition, etc.; As Applicable to Landscape Painting. London: Ackermann, 1838. MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRL/AREF 758.1 P96.
  • Abbey, John Roland. Life in England in Aquatint and Lithography, 1770-1860. London: Curwen Press, 1953. WILSON Rare Books Folio 766 Ab19l.
    ¶ Includes a collation of each issue of Ackermann's Repository of Arts (155-86).
  • ---. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in Aquatint and Lithography, 1770-1860. London: Curwen Press, 1952. WILSON Rare Books Folio 766 Ab19.
    ¶ Includes a collation of Ackermann's Microcosm of London (136-40).
  • Ackermann, Arthur. Rudolph Ackermann: His Life; The Populariser of Aquatint Engraving, Pioneer of Art-Book Illustration. New York: Ackermann, n.d.
  • Agius, Pauline, ed. Ackermann's Regency Furniture and Interiors. Ramsbury, Eng.: Crowood, 1984. ST PAUL CENTRAL Quarto NK2529 .A25 1984.
  • Blum, Stella, ed. Ackermann's Costume Plates: Women's Fashions in England, 1818-1828. New York: Dover, 1978. WILSON Quarto 303.1 Ac57. WALTER 378.42C EW67. ST PAUL CENTRAL Quarto 391.00942 Ac57.
  • Burke, W. J. "Rudolph Ackermann, Promoter of the Arts and Sciences." Bulletin of the New York Public Library 38 (1934): 807-26, 939-53. Offprint (1935): WILSON 019.482 Ac57bu.
  • Colvin, H. M., ed. Ackermann's Oxford: A Selection of Plates from Rudolph Ackermann's "A History of the University of Oxford" and James Ingram's "Memorials of Oxford". London: Penguin, 1954. WALTER 378.42Ox WAc; WALTER 720.942 Ac57.
  • Crook, J. Mordaunt. "Rudolph Ackermann." London: World City, 1800-1840. Ed. Celina Fox. New Haven: Yale UP, 1992. WILSON Quarto DA683 .C88 1992.
  • Ford, Jill. "Ackermann's History of the Colleges: The Identification of its Authors and Notes on Its Publishing History." The Library: Transactions of the Bibliographical Society 6 (1984): 61-71.27-30. WALTER Per Stack 4.
  • Ford, John. Ackermann, 1783-1983: The Business of Art. London: Ackermann, 1983. JAMES J. HILL REFERENCE LIBRARY, ST. PAUL, General Collection Z323 .A3 F6.
  • ---. "Ackermann Imprints and Publications." Maps and Prints: Aspects of the English Booktrade. Ed. Robin Myers and Michael Harris. Publishing Pathways. Oxford: Oxford Polytechnic, 1984. 109-124
  • Hardie, Martin. English Coloured Books. Totowa, NJ: Rowman, 1973. WILSON 019.242 H218. *
    ¶ An historical survey of color illustrations in English books and periodicals, from 1500 to 1900. Two chapters concern The Repository of Arts: chapter 9, "The Process of Coloured Aquatint" (87-95); and chapter 10, "Rudolph Ackermann" (96-116, esp. 110-12).
  • Holland, Vyvyan. Hand Coloured Fashion Plates, 1770 to 1899. London: Batsford, 1955. ST PAUL CENTRAL 391 H719.
  • Miller, Elizabeth. Hand-Coloured British Prints. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1987. WILSON NE628 .M54 1987.
    ¶ Exhibition catalogue.
  • Morrow, Benjamin Francis. The Art of Aquatint. New York: Putnam, 1935. WILSON 766 M834.
  • Paston, George. Old Coloured Books. London: Methuen, 1905. WILSON 019.34 Sy67.
  • Patail, George. "Microcosm of London." M.A. thesis, University of California--Riverside, 1978.
  • Prideaux, Sarah Treverbian. Aquatint Engraving: A Chapter in the History of Book Illustration. London: Duckworth, 1909. WILSON 766 P93.
  • St. Aubyn, Fiona. Ackermann's Illustrated London: Based on Rudolph Ackermann's "The Microcosm of London"; With the Original Illustrations by Architectural Draughtsman Augustus Pugin in Collaboration with Caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson. Ware, Eng.: Wordsworth Editions, 1985. WILSON DA683 .S73x 1985.
  • Summerson, John, ed. The Microcosm of London. London: Penguin, 1943. WILSON 914.21 M583s.
  • Tooley, R. V. English Books With Coloured Plates, 1790 to 1860. London, Batsford, 1954. WILSON 016.01934 T618a. *
    ¶ A listing of individual color plates, including those that Ackermann published. The Repository of Arts is analyzed, part by part and plate by plate, on 25-46.
  • Williamson, Reginald Ross, ed. Ackermann's Cambridge: With Twenty Coloured Plates from "A History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls and Public Buildings," 1815. London: Penguin, 1951. WILSON Quarto 303.1 Ac57; ST PAUL CENTRAL Quarto 391.00942 Ac57.
  • Zigrosser, C. "Microcosm of London." Print Collector's Quarterly 24 (1942): 144-72.27-30. WALTER Closed Stacks.

Charles Knight and the Penny Magazine

  • The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. London, 1832-45. WILSON Sub-Basement Annex.
  • Anderson, Patricia. The Printed Image and the Transformation of Popular Culture, 1790-1860. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1991. WILSON Z1003 .A57. *
  • Bennett, Scott. "The Editorial Character and Readership of The Penny Magazine: An Analysis." Victorian Periodicals Review 17 (1984): 127-141. WILSON Periodicals.
  • Feldberg, Michael. "Knight's Penny Magazine and Chamber's Edinburgh Journal: A Problem in Writing Cultural History." Victorian Periodicals Newsletter 3 (1968): 13-16. WILSON Periodicals.
  • Knight, Charles. Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century: With a Prelude of Early Reminiscences. 3 vols. London, Bradbury & Evans, 1864-65. WILSON 825K72 OP.
  • Morbey, Charles C. F. Charles Knight: An Appreciation and Bibliography of the Work of a Great Victorian Publisher. Birmingham, Eng.: Birmingham Polytechnic, Department of Librarianship, 1979.
  • Smith, Harold. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge 1826-1846: A Social and Bibliographical Evaluation. Dalhousie University Libraries and Dalhousie University School of Library Service Occasional Papers 8. London: Vine Press, 1974.
  • Washington, William D. "The Penny Magazine: A Study of the Genesis and Utilitarian Application of the Popular Miscellany." Dissertation Abstracts 28 (1968): 5030A-5031A. WILSON Reference.

W. J. Linton and the Illustrated London News

  • The Illustrated London News. London, 1842- . WILSON Periodicals.
  • de Vries, Leonard. Panorama 1842-1865; The World of the Early Victorians As Seen through the Eyes of the "Illustrated London News." London: Murray, 1967. WILSON Quarto 940.8 V962.
  • Grogg, Ann Hofstra. "The Illustrated London News, 1842-52." Dissertation Abstracts International 38 (1977): 2139A-40A. WILSON Reference.
  • Linton, W. J. The Masters of Wood-Engraving. New Haven, CT.: privately printed, 1889. WILSON Rare Books Folio 761 L65m.
  • ---. Memories. New York: Kelley, 1970. Reprinted from Three Score and Ten Years, 1820-1890: Recollections. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1895. WILSON 914.21 W372p.
  • Smith, F. B. Radical Artisan: William James Linton, 1812-97. Manchester, Eng.: Manchester UP, 1973. WILSON 825L661 OM.


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