large folio, a complete set of 24 numbers, hand-coloured illustrations by Jack B. Yeats and others, loose as issued in later portfolio, some minor spotting and browning, creases and tears to extremities with some professional restoration, some occasional minor loss to extremities
monthly broadsheets, 15" x 20", hand-coloured illustrations by Jack B. Yeats, Pamela Colman Smith and others, poems by Yeats, A.E. Rhys, John Masefield and others
This stunning series were published once a month in 1902 and 1903 by Elkin Mathews and printed by Farncombe & Sons, Croydon. Each had two to four hand-coloured illustrations, mostly by Jack B. Yeats.
The set includes the first appearance in print of W.B. Yeats' 'Spinning Song' (later published as There are Seven that Pull the Thread) [see Wade p.331] and 'The Song of Red Hanrahan' (here untitled) [see Wade p.335]. A Broad Sheet also includes the first appearance of eight poems by John Masefield (including 'Cargoes') [see Errington C035.001 - C035.008].
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