Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE YELLOW BOOK. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volume I April 1894 [to Volume XIII April 1897]. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane; Boston: Copeland & Day [later: John Lane, The Bodley Head, London & New York]. Double Pott 8vo; bright yellow buckram, Vols.I and III-XIII blocked and lettered black on sides and spine, Vol.II blocked and lettered green; a.e. uncut; ‘The Yellow Book Advertisements' and publisher's catalogue present at end of all volumes except VI and XIII, which have catalogues alone, in the last volume preceded by a blank; tissue guards present as called for to all illustrations, some loosely laid in; Vol.XI with slip printed in red advertising ‘The Happy Hypocrite' tipped in between front end-papers. An exceptionally fine bright set, three volumes being still in the original tissue dust-wrappers. Scarce thus.

All are of the first impression, and all except volume six are of the earliest issue. The principal literary periodical of the ‘90s, including work by Henry James, Le Gallienne, Beerbohm, A.C. Benson, William Watson, George Saintsbury, Arthur Symons, Henry Harland, Gosse, George Egerton, Hubert Crackanthorpe, John Davidson, Richard Garnett, John Oliver Hobbes, George Moore, Leighton, Beardsley, Joseph Pennell, Sickert, Will Rothenstein, Laurence Housman, J.T. Nettleship, Charles Furse, R. Anning Bell, Walter Crane, Wilson Steer, Charlotte Mew, Austin Dobson, Kenneth Grahame, Norman Gale, Netta Syrett, Ernest Dowson, Corvo, Buchan, Arnold Bennett, George Gissing, H.G. Wells, W.B. Yeats, Vernon Lee, Muirhead Bone, William Hyde, etc., etc., etc.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE YELLOW BOOK. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volume I April 1894. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane; Boston: Copeland & Day. Double Pott 8vo; Contents leaf, and caption leaf precede frontispiece with tissue guard; vignette title-page and thirteen inserted plates, with tissue guards, all included in the pagination; 18pp. ‘Yellow Book Advertisements' included in the signatures, followed by 16pp. publisher's advertisements (last page blank) at end, unsigned but on text-paper; pp.272+18; bright yellow buckram, blocked and lettered black on sides and spine; a.e. uncut. Water splash on front cover visible only because it has dulled the glaze; cloth of spine very slightly faded, and back cover just a trifle dusty with a few letters of the contents rubbed; some foxing to end-papers and edges, and a very little light scattered foxing in text; nonetheless, an unusually nice, bright copy of a book that usually turns up somewhat rubbed; partly unopened.

The correct first impression, with the short version of the imprint on the title-page, the integral advertiser, and no edition statement on the cover. This first printing of the first volume is now uncommon. The principal literary periodical of the ‘90s, including work by Henry James, Le Gallienne, Beerbohm, A.C. Benson, William Watson, George Saintsbury, Arthur Symons, Henry Harland, Gosse, George Egerton, Hubert Crackanthorpe, John Davidson, Richard Garnett, John Oliver Hobbes, George Moore; Leighton, Beardsley, Joseph Pennell, Sickert, Will Rothenstein, Laurence Housman, J.T. Nettleship, Charles Furse, R. Anning Bell, etc.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE YELLOW BOOK. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volume III October, 1894. London: John Lane, The Bodly Head, Vigo Street; Boston: Copeland & Day; Agents for the Colonies: Robt. A Thompson & Co. Double Pott 8vo; vignette title-page, and fifteen inserted plates, with tissue guards, all included in the pagination; 8pp. Yellow Book advertisements followed by 16pp. publisher's advertisements at end, all included in the signatures; pp.279+[i (blank)]+6+[ii]+14; bright yellow buckram, blocked and lettered black on sides and spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers foxed, edges and one or two tissues slightly so; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.

The correct first impression, with the integral advertiser, and with no indication of reprinting. A reprint is sometimes seen with the imprint on the title-page reading "Elkin Mathews & John Lane" and with the statement ‘SECOND EDITION' beneath the imprint on the front cover. Later printings are without the advertiser. The principal literary periodical of the ‘90s, including work by William Watson, Kenneth Graham, Arthur Symons, Ella D'Arcy, José Maria de Hérédia, Ellen M. Clerke, Henry Harland, Theo Marzials, Ernest Dowson, Theodore Wratislaw, Arthus Moore, Olive Custance, Lionel Johnson, Annie Macdonell, Nora Hopper, S. Cornish Watkins Hubert Crackanthorpe, Leila Macdonald, C.W. Dalmon, John Davidson, etc.; and plates by Beardsley, Sickert, Wilson Steer, William Hyde, Max Beerbohm, etc. Of particular interest for the four fine Beardsley plates. Loosely laid into the present copy before the first of these is a parody of it, extracted from the issue of ‘Punch' of 3rd March 1894.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE YELLOW BOOK. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volume III October, 1894. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane; Boston: Copeland & Day; Agents for the Colonies: Robt. A Thompson & Co. Double Pott 8vo; vignette title-page, and fifteen inserted plates, with tissue guards, all included in the pagination; 6pp. ‘Yellow Book Advertisements' followed by 16pp. publisher's advertisements at end, all included in the signatures; pp.279+[i (blank)]+6+[ii]+14; bright yellow buckram, blocked and lettered black on sides and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight marking to cloth of spine, and cloth a little bubbled on front cover; end-papers lightly foxed; nonetheless, a nice copy.

This impression, with the integral advertiser, but with the statement ‘SECOND EDITION' beneath the imprint on the front cover. The fact that the title-page includes Elkin Mathews' name as well as Lane's suggests that the chronology stated on the front cover may not be the correct one and that this may in fact have been the real first printing, worked off as a ‘second edition' at some later date, Mathews having dropped out of the venture at a very late stage in its preparation.The principal literary periodical of the ‘90s, including work by William Watson, Kenneth Graham, Arthur Symons, Henry Harland, Theo Marzials, Ernest Dowson, Theodore Wratislaw, Arthus Moore, Olive Custance, Lionel Johnson, Nora Hopper, Hubert Crackanthorpe, C.W. Dalmon, John Davidson; Beardsley, Sickert, Wilson Steer, William Hyde, Max Beerbohm, etc.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE YELLOW BOOK. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volume IV January, 1895. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, Vigo Street; Boston: Copeland & Day; Agents for the Colonies: Robt. A Thompson & Co. Double Pott 8vo; vignette title-page, sixteen inserted plates with tissue guards, and one double-spread supplemental plate (by Beardsley), all included in the pagination; integral blank leaf follows supplemental plate, followed by 14pp. publisher's text-paper advertisements at end, dated 1894, the final leaf being a single inset; pp.290+[ii]; bright yellow buckram, blocked and lettered black on sides and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight marking to cloth of spine; end-papers and tissues lightly foxed; nonetheless, a nice copy.

Second issue, published without the section of ‘Yellow Book Advertisements', and with an earlier text-paper catalogue than in the first issue (the initial batch of 1895 catalogues having presumably run out by the time this copy was bound, leaving the binder to use up a residue of older stock). The principal literary periodical of the ‘90s, including work by Richard Le Gallienne, Henry Harland, Graham R. Tomson, H.B. Marriott Watson, Dolf Wyllarde, Olive Custance, James Ashcroft Noble, Richard Garnett, Victoria Cross [sic], Kenneth Grahame, Norman Hapgood, E. Nesbit, Marion Hepworth Dixon, C.W. Dalmon, Evelyn Sharp, Max Beerbohm, John Davidson; Beardsley, Sickert, Patten Wilson, Charles Conder, Wilson Steer, William Hyde, Will Rothenstein, etc.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE YELLOW BOOK. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volume V April, 1895. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, Vigo Street; Boston: Copeland & Day. Double Pott 8vo; vignette title-page, fourteen inserted plates with tissue guards, all included in the pagination; 4+16+6pp. integral advertisements at end, dated 1895 and continuing the signatures; final blank; pp.317+[i (blank)]+4+16+6+[ii]; bright yellow buckram, blocked and lettered black on sides and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight fading to cloth of spine; some scattered light foxing, chiefly evident on the end-papers and final blank; nonetheless, an unusually nice copy, largely unopened.

The first issue, with the section of ‘Yellow Book Advertisements'. The principal literary periodical of the ‘90s, including work by William Watson, H.D. Trail, Richard Le Gallienne, Ella D'Arcy, Rosamund Marriott Watson, Kenneth Grahame, Henry Harland, Dauphin Meunier, Mrs. Murray Hickson, Edmund Gosse, Charles Kennett Burrow, Leila Macdonald, Hubert Crackanthorpe, Ernest Wentworth, G.S. Street, Nora Hopper, James Ashcroft Noble, B. Paul Neuman, Evelyn Sharp, W.A. Mackenzie, Ernest Leverson, Richard Garnett, the Hon. Maurice Baring, Norman Gale, Anatole France, John Davidson, etc.; art by E.A. Walton (a portrait of ‘George Egerton'), R. Anning Bell, Alfred Thornton, F.G. Cotman, Sickert, Patten Wilson, A.S. Hartrick, Robert Halls, Wilson Steer, Constantin Guys, and Sydney Adamson.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE YELLOW BOOK. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volume VI July, 1895. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, Vigo Street; Boston: Copeland & Day. Double Pott 8vo; vignette title-page, sixteen inserted plates with tissue guards, all included in the pagination; pp.335+[i (blank)]; bright yellow buckram, blocked and lettered black on sides and spine; a.e. uncut. Small mark to cloth of front cover; unobtrusive ink-scribbles on first tissue guard and first plate; otherwise a very nice bright copy.

The probable second issue, copies also being known with a catalogue dated 1895. The principal literary periodical of the ‘90s, including work by Henry James, Richard Le Gallienne, Henry Harland, Rosamund Marriott Watson, Kenneth Grahame, Enoch Arnold Bennett, George Egerton, Dollie Radford, Evelyn Sharp, G.S. Street, Richard Garnett, Olive Custance, H.B. Marriott Watson, Arthur Waugh, R. Murray Gilchrist, Stanley V. Makower, Theodore Watts; Patten Wilson, Charles Conder, P. Wilson Steer, Alfred Thornton, William Strang, etc.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE YELLOW BOOK. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volume VII October, 1895. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, Vigo Street; Boston: Copeland & Day. Double Pott 8vo; vignette title-page, twenty plates with tissue guards, all integral and included in the pagination; pp.319+[i (blank)]; bright yellow buckram, blocked and lettered black on sides and spine; top-edges uncut. Insignificant wear to head and tail of spine, and cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a virtually fine copy, unopened except for some of the plate pages.

The principal literary periodical of the ‘90s, including work by Richard Le Gallienne, Henry Harland, Rosamund Marriott Watson, Kenneth Grahame, Harold Frederic, Leila Macdonald, Netta Syrett, S. Cornish Watkins, Susan Christian, A.C. Benson, Richard Garnett, Olive Custance, Baron Corvo, Mrs. Nicholson, Hubert Crackanthorpe, and Lily thickness; the plates by members of the Newlyn School: Frank Bramley, Elizabeth Stanhope Forbes, Stanhope A. Forbes, T.C. Gotch, Frank Richards, A. Tanner, Walter Langley, Norman Garstin, etc.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE YELLOW BOOK. An Illustrated Quarterly. Vol VIII. Jan. 1896. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, Vigo St; Boston: Copeland & Day. Double Pott 8vo; woodcut decorated title-page with loose tissue guard; twenty-six inserted plates with loose tissue guards, all included in the pagination; 8pp. integral ‘Yellow Book Advertisements' and 16pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end, continuing the signatures; pp.[346]+[349]-406+[i (blank)]+8+16; bright yellow buckram, blocked and lettered black on sides and spine; a.e. uncut. Unoptrusive restoration to cloth at head of spine; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

The principal literary periodical of the ‘90s, including work by George Gissing, Arthur Christopher Benson, Henry Harland, Rosamund Marriott Watson, Kenneth Grahame, Lewis Hind, Nora Hopper, Evelyn Sharp, Richard Le Gallienne, Alma Strettell, H.G. Wells, Hon. Maurice Baring, H.B. Marriott Watson, Mrs. Ernest Leverson, Olive Custance, Walter Raleigh; D.Y. Cameron, William Kennedy, James Guthrie, R.M. Stevenson, Alexander Roche, etc. There is nothing lacking, the break in pagination being possibly caused by an allowance for a further plate at that point, which actually never included, and is not in fact called for either by the Contents or on the caption-leaf. The correct first issue, with the section of ‘Yellow Book Advertisements' present.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. [Drop head:] THE YOUNG MAN. A Monthly Journal and Review. [Vol.VII.]. N.D. [January to December, 1893]. Imp.8vo format, gathered in eighteens; the original twelve monthly issues bound up together in half navy blue calf, blue fine diaper cloth sides; general title-leaf not present, and probably lacking; pp.428. Calf a little rubbed; otherwise fine.

Includes stories by Barry Pain, R.M. Ballantyne, and J.M. Barrie; a serial story by Geo. Manville Fenn ‘His Old Chum's Son: A story of a steel engraving', complete; articles by Dr. Conan Doyle (Green & Gibson, p.419), H.W. Massingham, Archdeacon Farrar, and Augustine Birrell; studies of Stevenson, and Ruskin; reminiscences of Robert Browning, Wagner, Oliver Wendell Holmes (including a facsimile letter), and Garibaldi by the Rev. H.R. Haweis, and of John Rylands by Dr. Joseph Parker; interviews with F. Carruthers Gould, Samuel Smiles, Sir John Lubbock, Walter Besant, Hall Caine, Silas K. Hocking, and Jerome K. Jerome; a lengthy unpublished letter from Dr. Livingtone (in facsimile and transcribed), and three letters from Ruskin (one in facsimile); illustrations by Harry Furniss etc., etc.:<(<(<(<(<(<(O)>)>)>)>)>)>:

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE YOUNG MAN. A Monthly Journal and Review. Conducted by Frederick A. Atkins. Volume VIII. January to December, 1894. [list of contributors.] S.W. Partridge & Co., 9, Paternoster Row. Imp.8vo format, gathered in eighteens; the original twelve monthly issues bound up together in half navy blue calf, blue fine diaper cloth sides; pp.[ii (text-paper frontispiece)]+428. Calf a little rubbed; otherwise fine.

Includes stories by J.M. Barrie, Robert Barr, Gilbert Parker, S.R. Crockett, G.B. Burgin, and H.D. Lowry; a serial, ‘Doctor Dick', by Silas K. Hocking, complete; articles by H.W. Massingham, Archdeacon Farrar, and the Rev. S. Baring Gould; poems by A. Conan Doyle (Green & Gibson, p.401), and William Watson; interviews with H. Rider Haggard, Thomas Hardy, Dr. Conan Doyle (Green & Gibson, p.507), Max O'Rell, Clark Russell, and Gilbert Parker; reminiscences of Dean Stanley and Victor Hugo (each with a facsimile letter) by the Rev. H.R. Haweis, and of Charles Reade by Compton Reade, etc., etc.

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