Aubrey Beardsley (ill) and others - The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volumes I- XIII (complete set) - 1894/1897

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Aubrey Beardsley (ill) and others - The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volumes I- XIII (complete set) - 1894/1897
Illustrated, Literature - Quantity: 13 - Other - see description - Book

The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volumes I- XIII

Elkin Mathews & John Lane, London - 1894-1897 first UK edition (vol. II is third edition, the other volumes are first edition) - complete in 13 volumes - 4156p, 20cmx15cm - condition: good, some darkening of boards and spine, some fraying and chipping to spine ends, some wear and rubbing, all boards have their original yellow illustrated boards, internally in good condition with all plates present. Rare complete set.

The Yellow Book was a British quarterly literary periodical that was published in London from 1894 to 1897. The periodical was priced at 5 shillings and lent its name to the "Yellow Nineties", referring to the decade of its operation.

The Yellow Book was a leading journal of the British 1890s; to some degree associated with Aestheticism and Decadence, the magazine contained a wide range of literary and artistic genres, poetry, short stories, essays, book illustrations, portraits, and reproductions of paintings. Aubrey Beardsley was its first art editor,[1] and he has been credited with the idea of the yellow cover, with its association with illicit French fiction of the period. He obtained works by such artists as Charles Conder, William Rothenstein, John Singer Sargent, Walter Sickert, and Philip Wilson Steer. The literary content was no less distinguished; authors who contributed were: Max Beerbohm, Arnold Bennett, "Baron Corvo", Ernest Dowson, George Gissing, Sir Edmund Gosse, Henry James, Richard Le Gallienne, Charlotte Mew, Arthur Symons, H. G. Wells, William Butler Yeats and Frank Swettenham.

Rare complete first edition set

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
13
Subject
Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Aubrey Beardsley (ill) and others
Book Title
The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volumes I- XIII (complete set)
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1894
Publication year youngest item
1897
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Other - see description
Number of pages
0
Dimensions
18×15 cm
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