London: Loxley Brothers Limited, 1923. 1st edition. viii, 1 - 88 pp. Numerous full page advertisements interspersed. Frontis tipped-in, a b/w portrait of Katherine Mansfield. 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Printed pale yellow paper wrappers. Ex-lib., with "reference use only" sticker to inside front cover. Covers slightly sunned and beginning to detatch. Spine head chipped. Whimsical pen drawing of two small fish to back cover. A Good-plus copy. Item #32991
First issue of series, includes frontis of Katherine Mansfield, wife of J. M. Murray, and numerous contributions by her, just months before her untimely death due to tuberculosis in October.
The journal started in 1923 as a monthly under the editorship of Murry, intended as a mouthpiece for D. H. Lawrence and himself. From 1927 it became a quarterly entitled the New Adelphi. Murry's editorship ended with a D. H. Lawrence memorial number in 1930, and the periodical became the Adelphi, Incorporating the New Adelphi, which ran until 1955. Contributors to the three series include W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, A. Bennett, H. G. Wells, Cecil Day-Lewis, George Orwell, and W.H. Auden. (The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature. Ed. Margaret Drabble and Jenny Stringer. Oxford university Press, 2007).