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The Yellow Book volumes I to XIII - Various contributors - 1894. 
London: John Lane The Bodley Head 1894 - VG- complete set. The Yellow Book was the leading avant-garde literary periodical of the 1890s. Published by John Lane and others and initially edited by Aubrey Beardsley its influence was significant and lasting even though it ran for only 13 issues. Unusually it was produced as a cloth-bound hardback with, of course, yellow covers which bore striking illustrations. Many of the leading writers, artists and illustrators of the day contributed. These are all in sound, but not exceptional, condition and full details are given below. The Yellow Book volumes I to XIII (complete set) The Yellow Book volumes I to XIII (complete set) General comment Each issue has between 250 and 325 pages; bound in yellow cloth with black lettering and illustrations; outer and lower edges are untrimmed. The spines are sun-darkened to varying degrees; the boards remain quite bright but are lightly soiled from over 100 years of being handled; the majority of tissue guards are in place but a few are missing and some are creased. All are very clean and bright internally and have strong bindings. The first sis volumes have a bookplate in an attractive style contemporary with the date of publication. Volume I April 1894 Spine lightly sunned and has a little wear at the ends. Internally quite bright with intermittent foxing. One corner bumped. No inscriptions. Volume II July 1894 Spine sunned. Bright internally. Volume III October 1894 Spine lightly sunned and has a small split at the foot. Bright internally. Volume IV January 1895 Spine lightly sunned. Internally very bright. No inscriptions. Volume V April 1895 Spine lightly sunned and has slight wear at the ends. Occasional brown spots internally. No inscriptions. Volume VI July 1895 Spine lightly sunned and has slight wear at the ends. Some brown spots on the first few and last few leaves. No inscriptions. Volume VII October 1895 Spine sunned and has some wear at the ends. Bright internally with very occasional brown spots. No bookplates or inscriptions. Volume VIII January 1896 Spine sunned and is worn at the top. Tiny bookplate. No inscriptions. Volume IX April 1896 Spine sunned and has small pieces missing at each end. Internally bright with a solid binding. No bookplates or inscriptions. Volume X July 1896 Spine lightly sunned. Covers bright but lightly soiled. Cloth on rear board rippled. Hinges not cracked, binding firm, no bookplates or inscriptions. Volume XI October 1896 Spine sunned. Wear at the top of the spine (old repair). Covers patchily faded. Very bright internally with occasional faint marks. Hinges not cracked. Binding firm. 1 tissue guard detached/creased but still there. No bookplates or inscriptions. Volume XII January 1897 Spine heavily sunned and is worn at the ends. Internally very bright. No inscriptions or bookplates. Volume XIII April 1897 Spine sunned and has some wear at the top. Covers lightly soiled. Cloth on the rear cover is rippled in one corner. Solid binding. Bright internally with occasional finger marks. Inner top corner of a few leaves has a faint damp stain. No bookplate. Neat inscription on fly-leaf. THIS IS A HEAVY SET AND ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL APPLY TO A SALE OUTSIDE THE UK. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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