Essay Writer

[Literary Periodical] [ed. LOCKE ELLIS, Vivian]

The Open Window Vols. 1 and 2 (all published)

London: Locke Ellis, 1910-11

2 vols. 12mos. Blue boards, lettered in gilt to vellum spines. Top edge gilt, leading and lower edges uncut. Ownership inscription of George J. Goschen to ffeps. of both volumes, dated October 1913. Offsetting to endpapers, spines and boards a little marked, corners bumped. Lacking the scarce dustwrappers.

First editions. Complete run of the literary periodical, bound up by the publisher.

Twelve issues of this influential monthly literary magazine were published, the first appearing in October 1910. Contributors include E.M. Forster (Mr. Andrews), Walter de la Mare (The Old House and The Ruined Walls) and John Drinkwater (Roundels of the Year). The first volume also contains A Fairy Story by Katherina [sic] Mansfield; the story's appearance here precedes the publication of her first collection In A German Pension (1911).

This set belonged to George Goschen, 2nd Viscount Goschen [1866-1952], and carry his dated (1913) ownership signatures. Goschen served as MP for East Grinstead from 1895 to 1906, was appointed Governor of Madras in 1924, and was Viceroy of India from 1929 to 1931.

A well preserved set, with a distinguished lineage.

Keywords: Katherine MANSFIELD E.M. FORSTER Jack B. YEATS"

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