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The hand-coloured illustration is centered on the tan page. In the top right corner, the text “No. 11” is printed. Above the illustration, near the top of the page, the text “The Green Sheaf” is printed in black ink in a large serif font. Next follows the illustration of green-coloured printed and illustrated pages, tied together in a sheaf with a red ribbon. The artist’s initialed signature “PCS” is visible on one of the pages. Below the illustration, centered on the page, is the year, 1904, followed, in slightly smaller text, by Smith’s manifesto, first printed at the back of the first volume of The Green Sheaf “My Sheaf is small… but it is green. / I will gather into my Sheaf all the fresh young things I can—pictures, / verses, ballads, of love and war; tales of pirates and the sea. / You will find ballads of the old world in my Sheaf. Are they not / green for ever… / Ripe ears are good for bread, but green ears are good for pleasure.” Beneath this is printed: “There will be thirteen Numbers of The Green Sheaf in a year, printed on antique paper / and hand-coloured, and the Subscription is Thirteen shillings annually, post free. / Single Copies of the ‘current Number’ may be had at Thirteenpence each, and / ‘back Numbers’ Eighteenpence each. / The next number of The Green Sheaf will contain Poems by John Todhunter, / Alix Egerton, Cecil French, and Yone Noguchi. Pictures by Eric Maclagan / and Pamela Colman Smith.” Below this is the magazine’s printing information, centred: “LONDON / EDITED, PUBLISHED AND SOLD BY / PAMELA COLMAN SMITH / & SOLD BY ELKIN MATTHEWS, VIGO STREET, W. / & BY BRENTANO’S, UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK. / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.”