Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. xxiv, 1194,xxii, 1221, xvii, 1012 (1), xx, 826, xiv, 923pp. Original printed dustjackets over red cloth with silver tooling and gilt lettering on spine, brodart protected, volume four with modern mylar. "The importance of Victorian periodicals to modern scholars can scarcely be exaggerated... Because about ninety per cent of all articles in Victorian journals were published anonymously or pseudonymously, it is the identification of most of these writings that is the major contribution of The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals. The value of these identifications rests partly on the fact that essays on controversial subjects - and most Victorian essays were of this kind - have to be placed in context by knowing who the author was and something about his other works. Similarly, a student working on a particular writer has a special need to learn not only what articles he wrote himself, but also who wrote the principal criticism of his work."
Identification of contributors with bibliographies of their articles and stories in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1866-1900), The Contemporary Review (1866-1900), The Cornhill Magazine (1860-1900), The Edinburgh Review (1802-1900), The Home and Foreign Review (1862-1864), Macmillan's Magazine (1859-1900), The North British Review (1844-1871), The Quarterly Review (1824-1900), The Bentley's Quarterly Review (1859-1860),The Dublin Review (1836-1900), among many others. Covering the period from the beginning of the Westminster Review in 1824 to the end of the century. Contains bibliographies of contributors, indices of pseudonyms, including initials, abbreviations and short titles as well as corrections relating to previously published volumes. DJs with light wear along edges, minor to small tears and creasing, volume two with some water staining at spine. Some foxing at top edges of volumes one and five. DJs in overall good, bindings and interiors in very good condition. g to vg. Item #40244