Yeats, J.B., Mansfield, Katherine, Forster, E.M. et al. ~ The Open Window – Volumes 1 & 2, Numbers I – XII : The Complete Set : With The Original Wrappers
Locke Ellis, London : 1910 -11
A 2 Vols. set first published by Locke Ellis, London in 1910, and 1910-1911. Both BOOKS are in near Fine condition. Bound in full blue buckram, with vellum spines lettered in gilt. The spines are remarkably clean. Top edge gilt with other edges uncut and lightly toned. Some offsetting and spotting to the blank end-papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. Very small 'Times Book Club ' stickers to the lower rear pastedowns.The WRAPPERS are complete and are in Very Good++ or better condition with just a little loss and rubbing at the spine tips. Some toning to the spine and the edges of the covers and flap folds. The cover artwork by Maxwell Armfield looks very striking in the removable brodart archival covers. Each volume contains six issues of the periodical. There were only twelve issues of this periodical in total. Literary contributors include: Edward Thomas, Stephen Reynolds, Robin Flower, Hugh de Selincourt, James Stephens, F. Tennyson Jesse, Gilbert Cannan, Frank Swinnerton, E.M. Forster, George Bourne, Katherine Mansfield, Herbert Trench, Keith Henderson, Beryl de Zoete, Maxwell Armfield, Douglas Goldring, W.H. Davies, Geoffrey Whitworth, Lord Dunsany, John Drinkwater, Walter de la Mare and Vivian Locke Ellis (who presumably was the editor and publisher). Artwork by: Keith Henderson, C.J. Holmes, Maxwell Armfield, C.M. Gere, Jack B. Yeats, Claude Shepperson, Norman Wilkinson, Auguste Rodin, Muirhead Bone, John Sloane, Gwen Raverat (under the name of Gwendolen Darwin) etc. Volume one includes Katherine Mansfield's 'A Fairy Story' (December 1910, printed when she was 22) - thus antedating by six months her first formal appearance in book form,''In a German Pension'.). The story is attributed to 'Katherina Mansfield' in the periodical. A scarce set on their own right but more-so with their wrappers in such collectible condition.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good++