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The hand-coloured illustration is centered on the tan page. In the top right corner, the text “No. 13” 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: “After this (the 13th) number The Green Sheaf will be discontinued, and the / price is now raised to Two Shillings each for single copies, or One Guinea the set / of Thirteen numbers. / The Supplement to this number is a Dream by the late Frederick York Powell, / with a Memoir by Dr. John Todhunter, and a reproduction of a Pencil Portrait / by John B. Yeats. / The Green Sheaf School of Hand-Colouring has opened a Shop at No. 3 Park / Mansions Arcade, Knightsbridge, London, S.W., and notices of all publications / issued by them will be sent to all Green Sheaf Subscribers.” Below this is the magazine’s printing information, centred: “LONDON / EDITED, PUBLISHED AND SOLD BY / PAMELA COLMAN SMITH / & SOLD BY ELKIN MATHEWS, VIGO STREET, W. / & BY BRENTANO’S, UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK. / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.”