[The Lark: issues 1-24.] "Who'll be the Clerk?" "I!" said The Lark:
Book The First [-Second]: Nos. 1 to 12. May 1895 to April 1896[-13 to 24. May 1896 to April 1897].San Francisco : William Doxey, 1896-97 Stock Code: 147999
First editions of the complete run of this American arts and crafts periodical which was a great contribution to the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the 1890s, by the American artist, art critic, poet, author and humorist, Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951).
Burgess is best known as a writer of nonsense verse, such as "The Purple Cow" (included here), and for introducing French modern art to the United States. He is credited with coining the term "blurb".
24 issues in 2 volumes, quarto. Publisher's beige buckram, spines and front boards lettered in black, colour pictorial designs to front boards, untrimmed, partially unopened.
Profusely illustrated throughout.
Armorial bookplate to front pastedown of first vol. Faintly rubbed, contents toned as often; a near-fine set.
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