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Title: The Pleiad 1913-1914. (6 Issues of "the Pleiad" from December 1913 Through May 1914 Bound in One Volume)
Description: (New York: Pleiades Club, 1914). 1914). (New York: Pleiades Club, 1914). 1914). Very good. - Small quarto, 7 inches high by 4-7/8 inches wide. 6 issues, each with their own original pictorial wrappers, bound together in light brown boards backed with a matching suede spine. An illustrated pictorial title label is mounted on the front cover. The edges of the covers are slightly soiled and the head of the spine is very lightly chipped. 150 & [2] consecutively numbered pages. These 6 issues are each illustrated with full-page color cover illustrations, numerous textual and full-page monochrome illustrations and a total of 9 tipped-in color plates, including works by Dan Smith, L.F. Conry, H.B. Eddy, Rollin Kirby, J. Stuart Blackton, T.C. Viall, and E.F. Foley, among others. The front hinge is cracked and the corners of a couple of the tipped-in plates are creased. Very good.

As early as 1896, a group of Greenwich Village artists, poets and other artistic and literary personalities were meeting weekly at Maria Del Prato's Italian restaurant on MacDougal Street. The group, which became known as The Pleaides Club, included Paul Du Chaillu, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, William Garrison, Clara Louise Kellogg and other luminaries among its early members. As it grew and needed larger quarters, the group first moved to the Black Cat then to the Hungaria, eventually settling in at the Hotel Brevoort in 1906. The club's mission was simply to provide a convivial and friendly audience to inexperienced artists through its weekly meetings and publication of their work in its yearbook, The Pleiad. Very good .

Keywords: LITERATURE; POETRY; ILLUSTRATED; POEMS; ART; ILLUSTRATIONS; COLOR PLATES; NEW YORK CITY; THE PLEIADES CLUB; DAN SMITH; E.B. EDDY; T.C. VIALL; ROLLIN KIRBY; AIMEE GREENE ABBOTT; HENRY LEIGH; FRANK NORRIS; THE PLEIAD; BOUND VOLUME; YEARBOOK; YEAR BOOK; 1913

Price: US$ 150.00 Seller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
- Book number: 21451

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