BEARDSLEY, Aubrey, et al ~ The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly. Volumes I- XIII.
Thirteen volumes, all published. Numerous illustrations and covers by Aubrey Beardsley, William Rothenstein, Walter Sickert, Housman 8vo., original yellow publisher’s pictorial cloth embossed in black. A remarkably good set with only slight bumping to the headcaps and corners and occasional mild darkening.
A complete set of the most famous periodical of the 1890s. It became infamous when it was rumoured that Oscar Wilde was reading it when he was arrested (he was in fact reading Pierre Louys’ Aphrodite). It began as an avant garde publication with new departures in literature and art especially with Beardsley’s graphic contributions. However it became more conservative and mainstream after Wilde’s arrest. It remained very popular and was widely owned and read with contributions by Henry James, Max Beerbohm, Yeats, Le Gallienne, Charles Conder, Baron Corvo, Kenneth Grahame, etal.