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The first innovation of the new decade was the issue in separate coloured wrappers of a special
‘Holiday Number’
in the June of 1881.

(Appendix List no. 11) Its whole content was a conplete long story ‘That Beautiful Wretch!’, a Brighton story by William Black in 24 chapters. The front wrapper is in greys and blues and shows the heroine of the story, Nan Beresford, on a wooded hillside with the English Channel in the background. The magazine measures 30 x 42 cm, has 48 pages and was priced at one shilling. An inside page describes this issue as a Midsummer Number. In later years this publication was to be called the Summer Number, the tradition of which was to last until 1938. next page >>

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