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The BOOKMAN was published in London by Hodder and Staughton from the turn of the century until the 1930s. [READ MORE] ...................Click Here To See Portfolios Only
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Seppings Wright, Arthgur Severn, Frank Reynolds, John Murray, Hugh Thomson, Edwin Noble, Florence Harrison
The Bookman Special Christmas Number 1910
London: Hodder and Stoughton: 1910 Wraps Folio (9X13 inches) No. 231 Vol. XXXIX xxxvi: 118-170 pp. Xmas Supplement 128pp. xxxvii-xliv . The Double Christmas issue containing many reviews with B&W illustrations; Adverts for all major illustrated books of 1911. Tipped-in plates on heavy grey stock (as for publication) by J.M.W. Turner, Hugh Thomson, Florence Harrison, Ford Maddox Brown, Frank Reynolds and The Earl of Carlisle. Portfolio not included.Top end of spine repaired with tape. Bottom third missing. Interior fine with all pastboard-mounted plates present. Inventory# 7586

Price: $180.00

Rackham : Robinson : Dulac : Shepperson Crane
The extremely rare Bookman Christmas Double Number for 1911
London Hodder & Stoughton 1st. Wraps Folio (9X13 inches) xxxii: 140pp. xxxiii-xliv (see scanned images this listing) The Double Christmas issue containing many reviews with B&W illustrations; articles by Walter deLa Mare, George Bernard Shaw, and James Moffatt. Adverts for all major illustrated books of 1911. Tipped-in plates on heavy grey stock (as for publication) by W.R. Dakin, Charles Robinson ("The Sensitive Plant"), Walter P. Wright, E.W. Waite, Arthur Rackham (Seigfried), Shepperson, Dulac (Stories From Hans Andersen. Also 4 full page illustrations on grey stock from "Tannhauser " - 1 by Pogany and 3 by Rolleston. All plates are FINE. Front cover predictably torn as shown in illustration. Back cover sound. Spine taped and Fair. Interior is Very Good, containing in as new condition the stuffers from The Scottish Widows Fund and T.N. Foulis, Publishers. Folio available separately. Bookseller Inventory # 222
Price: $230.00


Smith, Jessie Wilcox : Chesterton : Rackham Mabel Lucie Atwell et al
The Bookman Special Christmas Number 1920
London : Hodder and Stoughton : 1920 Orig. Pictorial Wraps. 1st. Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Containing Portraits of: Walter de la Mare, Jean de Bosschere, , W.H. Davies, Edith Wharton, D. H. Lawrence and E. F. Benson. Presentaion plates by Mabel Lucie Atwell (Peter Pan, shown below) , Hugh Thomson, Arthur Rackham, Constance Irving and others. This issue dedicated to the life and works of Sir James Barrie with comments by Arthur Rackham, G.K. Chesterton and many others. Signs of moisture damage at top left cover ( staple rusted) Soiling and wear to covers and spine. edges rubbed. Contains all advert inserts. Magazine very good for age. Portfolio sold separately. In Mylar protective Wrap . Bookseller Inventory # 446 Price: $130.00



Charles Robinson, Eleanor Brickdale, Kitty Shannon, Winifred Brunton, Lionel Edwards
The Bookman Special Christmas Issue 1925
London: Hodder & Stoughton
Soft Cover.. 1st. Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" Articles on A A Milne, Bronte, Hardy, Louis Wain, Beatrix Potter, Ruprt Little Bear Adventures. Spine taped. Covers soiled. Good + Interior VG+. No portfolio included. Inventory # 7016 Price $65.00
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The Bookman Portfolio, Christmas, 1926
London: Hodder and Stoughton 1926 4to, (8X13 in) Cream stiff paper covers containing three loose sheets with pasteon illustrations by Donald Maxwell from Sea and Sussex by Rudyard Kipling. Cover sheet a little rubbed. Portfolio is included and complete. Covers as two sheets, being separated at fold. One of the three backing sheets with 3/4 inch tear on right margin. Plate not affected. All 3 pages show stress of shelving at top and bottom, 1 cm. In Mylar protective Wrap . Bookseller Inventory # 129

Price: $175.00
Dulac, Edmund : Brangwen : Brock : Bedford : Beardsley : Ernest H. Shepard
The Bookman Special Christmas Number 1928 1st.
London : Hodder and Staughton : 1928 Original Folio in Wraps: The complete double issue not including the separate Bookman Portolio. Tipped in plates by Dulac : Brangwen : Brock : Bedford Beardsley. Camera Portraits of over 25 writers including Zane Grey. Thornton Wilder and Stephen Vincent Benet. Four illustrated supplements on Arts, poetry and Belles Lettres: History, Biography and Travel; Fiction and Miscellaneous and Childrens Books. The volume itself is in Very Good + condition with a little rumpling of the spine. Very little soiling. In Mylar protective Wrap . Bookseller Inventory # 447 Price: US$ 150.00
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Mabel Lucie Attwell, Norman Hepple, John Austen, and Arthur Rackham, Illustrators
The Christmas Bookman for 1930 containing tipped-in plates by Mabel Lucie Attwell, Norman Hepple, John Austen, and Arthur Rackham. Presentation Plates and drawings by: Augustus John, Hugh Thompson, Walter Crane, Randolph VCaldecott, Kate Greenaway, John Tenniel and 15 others. Portraits of: Robert Bridges, Alfred Austin, Alfred Tennyson, William Wordsworth, John Dryden, A. Conan Doyle, Scott-Moncrieff, H. H. Lawrence, Christina Rossetti and ten others. Some spine cover missing at bottom and separation at top. Cover very nice. Interior also. Tipped in plates all perfect. The Portfolio is sold separately. .Inventory # 7361 Price $150
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The Bookman Special Christmas Number 1931
London: Hodder and Stoughton 1931 1st Orig. Pictorial Wraps. 1st. Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. mounted color plates by Rex Whistler, C. E. Brock, , Frank Admas, Monro s. Orr, Esther Borough Johnson, plus many other plates. Includes small tissue protected plate from Boutell's Book of Heraldry. Includes the BOOKMAN PORTFOLIO of 6 laid in plates in wrapper by John Morton Sale, for "The Old Wives Tale." Interior of folder for the portfolio in this edition is itself beautifully illustrated. Bottom left edge of portfolio was once bent slightly. Portfolio else FINE. Spine of the magazine slightly chipped at ends. Covers slightly soiled. Otherwise a Very Good + copy. Containing all original advert inserts. In Mylar protective Wrap . Bookseller Inventory # 445
Price: US$ 175.00
Monroe : Brock : Dowd : Spender : Plomer : A.J. Cronin
The Bookman Special Christmas Number 1934
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934 Original Wraps. Very Good. 1st. Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. mounted col. plates, by Munro S. Orr, H. M. Brock, W. R. S. Stott, Clifford Webb, - A Jungle Picnic; and black and white illus. by J. H. Dowd and Brenda Spender from People of Importance , poem by William Plomer, article by A.J. Cronin. All original inserts. Many additional plates. No Portfolio.There is small chipping at spine ends, two small scrapes on back cover (3 cm ) and slight fold line (10cm) at margin. Otherwise a FINE copy. Rare in this condition. In Mylar protective Wrap . Bookseller Inventory # 444

Price: $140.00
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The Bookman, Special Christmas Issue for 1906
Featured story entitled Arthur Rackham, Painter and Illustrator.." by Daldry. Including as illustrations to the article 10 Rackham images from his books, , Punch magazine and private collections like the one pictured here and titled "The Rescue." As any collector will know this volume is extremely rare. It's imperfections are visible in the accompanying image. In addition, the covers are detached from the gatherings, staples rusty as expected. Book in two parts. Internally otherwise very good. The Rackham Portfolio is not included . The plate appearing below is, however. Inventory # 7600 Price $300.00
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The Bookman (1891 to 1934) was founded by William Robertson Nicoll (185 to 1923), editor of the British Weekly. It was conceived to popularize literature by offering a monthly read at 6d. a time to people with limited finance. As a journal for Book buyers, Book readers, and Book sellers, the Bookman combined reviews with short items of news about book people and essays on general literary subjects, as well as many illustrations. There were also special issues on particular authors. It was highly successful in commercial terms, and a useful source of income to writers as diverse as W. B. Yeats (1865 to 1939), A.E.W. Mason, Walter Pater , J.M. Barrie, Edward Thomas and Arthur Ransome. If, between the wars, the Bookman was eventually unable to compete for readers with newspapers and radio, it had successfully established a definition of literary interest as that which combines an equal concern for past and present authors, for fiction, and for a literary knowledge that included news about publishers and booksellers as well as about authors (The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction). 1925 first edition
Each Christmas a Special Double Issue was presented with a section on Children's Literature and featuring tipped-in plates by important illustrators. The Special Christmas Number also contained a removable Portfolio containing several loose illustrations by a selected illustrator. These Portfolios and the large "magazines" in which they were set are now quite rare. Some of the sets on this page contain the portfolios. Some do not. Read carefully. Portfolios alone by Nielsen, Thomson Detmold and others are on a separate page:

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The Bookman Christmas Special Christmas Number (1912) with Portfolio. London: Hodder and Stoughton
This is our finest and most complete copy of a Christmas Bookman, complete with a drop down case and all three of the loose insert
s. Original sailcloth binding. The portfolio with Dulac's three topped in prints is FINE. The volume itself is Very Good+ the only fault being that the index pages at the back are loose. The drop down box in which the volume has been protected has a somewhat tattered spine but is in complete and sound. Full page color plates by Frank Brangwen, Hugh Thomson, E.J. Detmold, C.E. Brock, Arthur Rackham, W. Tyndale, E.H. Waite and W. Hatherell. Inventory #7520 Price $800.00


(Not Shown) A tipped in illustration by T.J Barratt has been removed. A glossy illustration by Frank Brangwen is loose. Very nice smaller insert from Frederick Warne advertising Peter Rabbit and other books A quarter of page 135-36 has been cut out. Not a page of interest. First few pages loose. All plates are FINE. Portfolio by Dulac not included.

london mercury 1935
The London Mercury December 1935 With Which is Incorporated The Bookman: Christmas Double Number
Paperbound journal of the literary arts including an article on Dramatis Personae by W.B. Yeats. 238 pages + adverts at the back. Very Good condition with slight fold to right bottom of the cover. The Hodder and Stoughton Bookman published its last Christmas Number in 1934. This edition of The London Mercury incorporates the "Christmas Double Number." Sturdy pages. B and W illustrations. Extremely Rare. Inventory # 7763 Price $96.00
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