The Venture. An Annual Of Art And Literature..
In original pictorial stiff card boards. Deckled edges. Spine and board edges sunned, hinges starting to crack and rear endpapers stained; but a clean interior.
At John Baillie's, 1, Princes Terrace, Hereford Road, W.,
Edited by laurence housman and w. somerset maugham.
4to. 7.75 x 10.25 inches. v[viii] + 249 +  pp.
Illustrated by engravings in text and by colour frontispiece roundel. Pictorial endpapers. Deckled edges. Decorated by colophon of Pear Tree Press.
A short lived literary journal, which was issued only for 1903 and 1905, its main contents being poems and short stories. Authors represented include John Masefield, G.K. Chesterton, Thomas Hardy,Havelock Ellis, Laurence Binyon, E. F. Benson, Havelock Ellis, and the two editors, Laurence Housman and W. Somerset Maugham, represented here by his first published play. The illustrations, both specially commissioned and reproduced from elsewhere, include those by Lucien Pissaro and by Housman, himself.
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