The Chap-Book -- Volumes I-IX, May 15, 1894 - July 1, 1898 [Complete]

The Chap-Book -- Volumes I-IX, May 15, 1894 - July 1, 1898 [Complete]

Cambridge, Chicago: Stone & Kimball, Herbert S. Stone, 1894-1898. First edition. Small 8vo, and 4to. Complete run of all 100 issues, a revered and significant American small magazine. Volume I is complete in the original issues: the latter went immediately out-of-print. FAXON in his bibliography [MODERN CHAP BOOKS AND THEIR IMITATORS] noted, "they were in demand by collectors at from 20 to 50 times the original issue price of five cents a copy." Yeats, Hardy, H.G. Wells, Henry James, Max Beerbohm, R.L. Stevenson, Stephen Crane et al were some leading contributors with illustrations by Beardsley, Will Bradley, Penfield, John Sloan, Charles Ricketts, to name but a few. Stone and Kimball started the magazine when they were undergraduates at Harvard. In 1896 Stone bought out Kimbell. A complete set is quite scare; none have appeared in auction records for the last thirty years. KRAMER 22. Vols. II-IX bound in publisher's uniform cranberry buckram with gilt lettering, untrimmed, wrappers for all issues bound-in, each volume with additional title page and index. Handsome set, minor wear to cloth bindings, Vol. I issues very clean, slight wear.Several inserts regarding the end of publication laid-in Volume IX. KRAMER 22. Vols. I - IX. Near fine. Item #21673

Price: $4,000.00

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