THE. August-December 1899 . BLUE SKY, T. W. Stevens A. C. Noble, numbers volume 1.

Chicago: Blue Sky Press [Alfred G. Langworthy and Thomas Wood Stevens], August-December 1899 (volume 1, numbers 1-5). Octavo, five issues, cover illustrations by Walter J. Enright and H. Ivan Swift, decorations and interior illustrations by Enright, Swift, Frank Hazenplug and Allen E. Philbrick, publisher's cloth-backed pictorial boards, all edges untrimmed. Publisher's bind-up of the first five issues of this Chicago literary magazine, August-December 1899. Twenty-two numbers in all were issued, from August 1899 to April 1902. It was then merged with a similar magazine, THE RUBRIC, May 1902. The Blue Sky Press "was maintained in a private residence and most of the work was done by the founders, Thomas Wood Steven and Alfred G. Langworthy ... Stevens' literary ability and judgment and Langworthy's technical proficiency kept the productions at a worthy average. Few of the volumes were printed on handmade paper, but the literary content ran good to better, with decoration and format usually attractive. One distinguishing feature of the press, in the days when almost everyone was reprinting classics (or what they thought were such) was the publication of contemporary writing. It became, in time, a sort of center for the younger generation of writers and artists in Chicago, many of whom have in later years come into prominence." - Ransom, pp. 75-76. A fine copy. Scarce. (#161619).

Price: $150.00

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