Place and Imprint: San Francisco: William Doxey, 1896-1897.
Edition: First edition, second issue of issue number 1 with the Doxey imprint replacing the C. A. Murdock imprint.
Bibliographical References: Harlan, At the Sign of the Lark, 20.
Condition: Hinges skillfully repaired; bindings a little spotted; paper slightly browned (as always); very good copy.
Book ID: 27654
Physical Description25 issues in 2 vols, 8vo, original pictorial beige cloth, black lettering. Two plates and numerous illustrations and vignettes in the text.
Comments¶ One of the most original and imaginative American fin-de-siècle magazines, instigated by a group of San Francisco artists and writers, led by Gelett Burgess and including Ernest Peixotto, Willis Polk, Porter Garnett, Yone Noguchi, Maynard Dixon and Frank Norris, who called themselves Les Jeunes. Burgess' famous verse "The Purple Cow!" is in the first issue.