London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1919 - 1921. 1st appearance (Woolmer E2:1-24. cf. Sullivan. BLM, 1837 - 1913; pp 69-76). No. 14 contains the 1st separate appearance of Millay's ARIA Da CAPO (Yost #4). No. 21 contains the 1st UK publication of Ford's A HOUSE (Harvey A51). The first 24 issues consecutive [of an eventual 40], 32 pages per issue (on average) + adverts. Printed "Numbers One to Twelve" Index bifolium laid-in to Series One portfolio. Decorations by C. Lovat Fraser. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 6-3/4". Original paper wrappers, sewn, [often] with a color pictorial image to the front wrapper, usually designed by Albert Rutherstone or C. Lovat Fraser. Housed in [two] publisher portfolios (12 issues per portfolio); green cloth spines over marbled paper boards closed with cloth ties; printed paper title labels to spine & front boards. Issue 4 (Oct 1919), of a variant, brown acidic paper, with spine paper split, and some minor chipping to edges. Philip C. Duschens label to each portfolio rear board. Otherwise, a generally VG+ run, and not often found thus. Item #30389
The Chapbook the successor to Monro's previous publication, POETRY And DRAMA [1913 - 1914], and together, they "represented an expression of Monro's lifelong commitment to support of new directions in poetry, poetic drama, and criticism, and to increasing the audience for this writing." Over the course of publication, contributions came from over 150 writers, of which many notables of the day were included: T. S. Eliot, Richard Aldington, A. E. Coppard, H. D., W. H. Davies, Walter De La Mare, John Drinkwater, Ford Maddux Hueffer [Ford], Aldous Huxley, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Siegfried Sassoon, Edith Sitwell & Alex Waugh, to name but a baker's dozen.
The June 1921 issue, the 24th in this run here offered, saw the cessation of publication until February 1922, with the 40th, and final, issue coming in 1925- as was often the case with such 'Little Magazines', both financial troubles & personal health difficulties [Monro's eyesight] combined to bring this [then] 'avant garde' magazine to a close.