Melbourne, Thomas C. Lothian, 1907 and 1908.
Octavo, four issues, respectively 35, 36, 36 and 32 pages plus a frontispiece in each number.
Overlapping wrappers (a different colour for each number); the first one lacks the ribbon-binding (the others are saddle-stapled); edges a little chipped and creased, with a few short tears; top margins of the covers of the last number are a little waterstained, causing the red dye to run and lightly stain the top margin of the first and last leaves; occasional offsetting and foxing, with the paper tending to discolour; trifling signs of use and age; overall a very good run.
A rare Australian poetry magazine, with each number limited to 500 numbered copies. The first one is out of series; the other three, with individual titles ('The Book of the Opal'; 'The Shadow on the Hill'; and 'Fire o' the Flame') are numbers 152, 122 and 441 respectively. Contributors include Lionel Lindsay, Max Klinger, William Blake and Raphael (the four frontispieces), Chris Brennan, Bernard O'Dowd, Louis Esson, John Le Gay Brereton, Jessie Mackay, Enid Derham, Elinor Mordant, and Marie Pitt. Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine make cameo appearances, and A.T. Strong contributes a six-page article on Charles Baudelaire. [4 items].
Price: $270.00Status: Reserved