Springfield, MAss. The Wayside Press, 1896-1897. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #17944
Volume I number 1 through Volume II number 3. Volume I is tall, thin 8vo. containing the four numbers of Volume I. Volume II is 4to. containing the three complete numbers of Volume II (all published but for a fragmentary No. 4, not present here.) Contemporary half morocco, marbled paper boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers with cloth inner hinges. A compilation of stories and poetry richly illustrated throughout with reproductions of the work of Beardsley, Morris, Burne-Jones, Parrish, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others, by a master of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Unfortunately in 1897 Bradley's health suffered; he had to sell the Wayside Press and was unable to complete the final number of volume II. Spines are significantly sunned and the leather and marbled paper are rubbed in places. A fine copy of the bound seven numbers; the leather of the binding is sunned on the spines and rear board of Volume II, and the leather and paper are rubbed. Overall a nice copy in a very good binding. Scarce.