LONDON SOCIETY. THE CHRISTMAS NUMBER FOR 1877. London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1877. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Includes "A Coachful of Ghosts: The Story of a Noble House in the Reign of Terror." See Wolff for contents. LONDON SOCIETY was a lavish illustrated monthly magazine, published between 1862 and 1898 by W. Clowes and Sons, London. The magazine published miscellaneous articles, short fiction (mostly anonymous), and serialized novels. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction called it "an inferior imitator of Smith's CORNHILL." Wolff 7821o. Everything is here -- except the front wrapper and spine panel. The advertiser is complete and all the advertising inserts are present. The plates are darkened (as usual). The first leaf is loose and the contents are shaken. (#169902).