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The Butterfly. Literary Periodical by (Various Contributors) - First Edition - 1899 - from Rare Illustrated Books (SKU: 1065)

The Butterfly. Literary Periodical

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The Butterfly. Literary Periodical

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London: Grant Richards for The Butterfly Press, 1899. A fine selection of literary and artistic talent: Beerbohm, Max Bell, Robert Chambers, Beatrice Emanuel, Walter Grieffenhagen, Maurice Hiroshige, Ando Morrison, Arthur Outemaro (Utemaro, Kitagawa?) Pennell, Joseph Raven Hill, L. Ross, Adrian Sime, S. H. Slade, Alfred Whistler, James Wilson, Edgar Wimperis, A. H., among others. Grant Richards established a publishing house in Covent Garden in London towards the close of the nineteeth century promoting the work of many extraordinary talents. His literary periodical, The Butterfly, is thought to reference the butterfly in Whistler's signature. Two volumes, octavo, bound in contemporary green cloth, illustrated title page loose, a lovely complete set of twelve issues.


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The Butterfly. Literary Periodical
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DEALER-VBF English prose literature poetry art illustration 19th century nineteenth century periodical journal periodicals journals England Beerbohm, Max Bell, Robert Chambers, Beatrice Emanuel, Walter Grieffenhagen, Maurice Hiroshige, Ando Morrison
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