November, 1894 [Front cover]
Image Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.3 cms
Page Dimensions: 32.2 x 26 cms
Title: [Front cover]
Inscription: Front cover, 32.2 x 26 cm, inscribed in pen and ink, “THE / MAGAZINE / EDITED BY / LUCY RAEBURN / NOVEMBER / PART / GLASGOW / ANNO / M. DCCCXCIV with illustration, pen and ink on paper, 9.5 x 8.3 cm, incorporating the Glasgow Coat of Arms and the motto “LABOR / IMPROBUS / OMNIA VINCIT” signed bottom centre “D. Y. C” attached to cover
Material: Pen and ink
Commentary: The drawing at centre is by D. Y. Cameron. With its tree, bell, and fish it is a reference to the Glasgow Coat of Arms. However, the Latin motto “Labor improbus omnia vincit” (“Bad work conquers all”) is the artist’s own comment. Does it refer to Glasgow or the contents of the Magazine? He also appears to have introduced serpent forms into the tree, suggestive of corruption and the Biblical account of the fall of man.