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THE YELLOW BOOK An Illustrated Quarterly. Vol I April 1894 - Vol XIII April 1897.

Mathews & Lane: April & July 1894, Lane: Oct 1894-April 1897. Cover illustr by Aubrey Beardsley for volumes I-IV and spine and back cover for Vol. V and book illustr for Vols. I-IV, other cover and book illustr done by various artists; 8 x 6.5, pict yellow cloth, 272, 362 + index, 279, 289, 317, 335, 319, 406, 256, 344, 342, 344, 319. Overall condition: covers -- soiled, rubbed, corners and spine tips bumped, spines darkened, couple of volumes have small tears to spine tips, vol. II spine is torn at top and bottom and missing small pieces and also have bumped and worn corners. Contents -- offsetting to endpapers, text block cracked, majority of the pages in the majority of the volumes are uncut, some roughly opened pages (esp volume II where page margins are missing pieces), front inner hinges cracked in three volumes, rear inner hange cracked in last volume, light spotting on some page edges, two loose illustr, one torn illustr, volume XI is lacking part of a tissue guard, abrasion on front cover of two volumes, volume II has an ink inscription, staining on endpapers, toned edges and loose signatures, lacking upper corner 297/298, lacking pages 193/194 (Sargent illustr) in volume VI p. 207 is printed as 206. Basically a good, clean and tight set. Some of the contributors: Henry James, Richard LeGallienne, Max Beerbohm, Kenneth Grahame, H.G. Wells, Anatole France, W.B. Yeats, Sir Frederick Leighton, Joseph Pennell, Laurance Housman, Walter Crane. The Yellow Book was to contain the best of the new writers and artists, none of the stuffiness of thepast or "art for art's sake." The magazine became a symbol of the decadence of London in the '90s, the color and title of the magazine being chosen by Beardsley based on the "naughty" French novels which had yellow wrappers. FIRST ED. (?)

Book Id: 97-9108

Price: $850.00

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