Advertisements (Savoy Volume 4)
THE SAVOY—ADVERTISEMENTS 95
EDITED BY ARTHUR SYMONS.
No. I. JANUARY, 1896. 170 pages, 18 full-page Illustrations, and
5 Illustrations in the Text.
No. 1 contains literary contributions by G. Bernard Shaw, Frederick Wedmore, Paul Verlaine, Max Beerbohm, Ernest Dowson, Aubrey Beardsley, Havelock Ellis, W. B. Yeats, Rudolf Dircks, Mathilde Blind, Joseph Pennell, Humphrey James, Selwyn Image, and the Editor. The illustrations include work by Charles H. Shannon, Charles Conder, Joseph Pennell, Louis Oury, W. Rothenstein, F. Sandys, J. McNeill Whistler, Max Beerbohm, Jacques E. Blanche, J. Lemmen, and Eleven Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley.
Crown 4to, bound in pictorial cover, 2 s. 6 d. net.
No. 2. APRIL, 1896. 202 pages, and 20 full-page Illustrations.
No. 2 includes a story entitled “A Mere Man” (by a new writer) and literary contributions by Cesare Lombroso (“A Mad Saint”), Paul Verlaine (“My Visit to London”), Edmund Gosse, W. B. Yeats, Havelock Ellis (“Friedrich Nietzsche”), Frederick Wedmore, Selwyn Image, Ernest Dowson, John Gray, Vincent O’Sullivan, Leila Macdonald, Aubrey Beardsley, and the Editor. The illustrations include work by Joseph Pennell, C. H. Shannon, W. T. Horton, W. Rothenstein, Ph. Caresme, Albert Sterner, W. Sickert, J. Lemmen, Max Beerbohm, and Aubrey Beardsley. Printed at the Chiswick Press.
Crown 4to, bound in new pictorial cover, 2 s. 6 d. net.
No. 3. JULY, 1896. 103 pages, and 9 full-page Illustrations.
No. 3 contains a story, “Anthony Garstin’s Courtship,” by Hubert Crackanthorpe, the first of three articles on “William Blake and his Illustrations to the Divine Comedy,” by W. B. Yeats, with important unpublished drawings by Blake, the second of three articles on Friedrich Nietzsche by Havelock Ellis, and literary contributions by George Moore, Edward Carpenter, Ernest Dowson, R. Mathieu-Wierz- binski, Edgar Prestage, Aubrey Beardsley, and the Editor. The illustrations include work by William Blake, C. H. Shannon, Max Beerbohm, and Aubrey Beardsley.
Crown 4to, bound in new pictorial wrapper, 2 s.
EXTRACTS FROM PRESS NOTICES ON No. 3 OF “THE SAVOY.
“English people are always supposed to be averse to showing their patriotism by purchasing home-made articles if the foreigner can please them better, and it is unfortunately difficult to see why anyone should buy an illustrated magazine produced in England so long as he can get ‘Harper’s,’ ‘The Century,’ or ‘Scribner’s.’ To begin with, the artists who draw for these magazines have some pretensions to a knowledge of their craft; they draw as if they cared about drawing. Then again, the Americans are masters of the short story—the present able, well-executed, cultivated short story—not the ghosts of the ‘Pall Mall Magazine,’ the detectives of the ‘Strand,’ or the steam-engines of the ‘English Illustrated,’ or the sombre précis of a tragedy by an author who is too big for his boots. One may tire of Napoleon, or German liberty, or whatever the American set dish happens to be, and it is permissible sometimes to rebel against the continual roughing it in the West or North; but it only needs a little courage, and probably these things also will be found to be well done. But there is now an English monthly that can ask for support with a good grace, because it offers better black-and-white work than any periodical, English, American, or French, that we have seen. We do not know that ‘The Savoy’ can claim any extraordinary merit except on the score of Mr. Beardsley’s drawings; but his coiffeur in this issue, and three at least of his contributions to the last, must clear away any doubts there may have been as to his supreme position as a draughtsman .”—Saturday Review.
“Appearing now for the first time as a monthly magazine, ‘The Savoy ’ retains some of its individual characteristics, though perhaps in a mitigated form. Mr. Aubrey Beardsley furnishes a quaintly decorative design for the cover, as well as an illustration that is not without grace, of his own verses, ‘The Ballad of the Barber.’ Other illustrations are after the work of that extraordinary artist, William Blake, whose writings and drawings are dealt with in the first of a series of three articles to be contributed by Mr. W. B. Yeats .”—Morning Post
96 THE SAVOY—ADVERTISEMENTS
Nocturnes and Pastorals. Poems by A. Bernard Miall.
Four Hundred copies on Large Post 8vo deckle-edged paper, bound in dark green cloth, at Five Shillings net per copy. Printed at the Chiswick Press.
“The clearness and daintiness of many of his verse pictures remind one of the silver-point in a kindred art. . . . One of the prettiest and sincerest books of verse that have come from the press for some time.”—Glasgow Herald.
“A series of impressive sonnets. . . . brings to a conclusion a volume that shows throughout a studiously cultivated gift.”— Scotsman.
“A book which vibrates from cover to cover with poetry which has been genuinely felt and spontaneously uttered.”— Mr. Richard Le Gallienne, in The Star.
London Nights. Poems by Arthur Symons.
Five Hundred Small Paper copies on Large Post 8vo deckle-edged paper, bound in dark green cloth, at Six Shillings net per copy; and 50 Large Paper copies on Royal 8vo hand-made paper, bound in dark green buckram, at One Guinea net per copy. Printed at the Chiswick Press. [Small Paper edition entirely out of print: only a few copies of the Large Paper edition remain.]
Silhouettes. By Arthur Symons.
Second edition. Carefully revised and enlarged by the addition of Nineteen New Poems. Uniform in style with “London Nights.” 400 Small Paper copies at Five Shillings net per copy; and 15 Large Paper copies at One Guinea net per copy. Printed at the Chiswick Press. [Small Paper edition entirely out of print: only a few copies of the Large Paper edition remain.]
“To many Mr. Symons may appear a mystic and a dreamer, to us he is a modem minstrel, a troubadour of the times, with a subtly sweet note of song, which has a cadence and a lilt that linger in the memory like the flash of a fountain in the Temple on the one hand, or the distant murmur of a mountain stream on the other .”—The Newsagent.
The Rape of the Lock. By Alexander Pope.
Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.
Édition de Luxe of the above famous Poem, printed at the Chiswick Press, in Crown 4to size, on old style paper, illustrated with nine elaborate drawings by Mr. Aubrey Beardsley, and bound in a specially designed cloth cover. Limited edition, price Ten Shillings and Sixpence net per copy. Twenty-five copies on Japanese Vellum, at Two Guineas net per copy. [Large Paper edition out of print.]
Orchids. Poems by Theodore Wratislaw.
Two Hundred and Fifty Small Paper copies on Foolscap 8vo deckle-edged paper, bound in cream- coloured art linen, at Five Shillings net per copy; and 10 copies printed on Japanese Vellum, at One Guinea net per copy. Printed at the Chiswick Press.
Caprices. Poems by Theodore Wratislaw.
One Hundred copies on Foolscap 8vo hand-made paper, bound in parchment, at Five Shillings net per copy; and 20 copies on Japanese Vellum, in similar binding, at One Guinea net per copy.
THE SAVOY—ADVERTISEMENTS 97
Verses. By Ernest Dowson.
Three Hundred Small Paper copies on hand-made paper, Imperial 16mo, bound in Japanese Vellum, with cover design by Aubrey Beardsley, at Six Shillings net per copy; and 30 Large Paper copies printed on Japanese Vellum, at One Guinea net per copy. Printed at the Chiswick Press.
“Mr. Dowson has a genuine talent. Indeed he has several talents. A classic propriety of epithet, rising at moments to remarkable distinction; a full, rich melody, and . . . . an occasional dignity and thought of feeling.”— The Daily Courier.
THE ONLY RELIABLE WORK ON THE SUBJECT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
The Life and Times of Madame Du Barry.
By Robert B. Douglas.
A limited edition in one volume, with a portrait of Madame Du Barry finely engraved upon wood, 394 pages, Demy 8vo, bound in blue cloth with armorial cover design by Aubrey Beardsley, at Sixteen Shillings net per copy.
“Mr. Douglas has produced a volume every line of which I read with keen interest. It is a singularly vivid and life-like picture of what life in the old French Court was like; and the portrait of the central figure of the book is very clear and very telling.”— Mr. T. P. O’Connor in the Weekly Sun.
“At a time when the book-market is flooded with translations of forgotten and apocryphal French Memoirs, it is something to meet with a newly-published biography of a French celebrity which is what it pretends to be . . . . and is a book of fascinating interest.”—Daily News.
The Fool and his Heart; being the plainly told
Story of Basil Thimm. A Novel by F. Norreys Connell, Author of “In the Green Park,” “The House of the Strange Woman,” etc.
In one volume, Crown 8vo, bound in art linen, price Six Shillings.
“One of the wittiest, one of the queerest, . . . . and one of the most amusing novels. Father Greenwood is a noble study of the religious character.”— Morning.
“Basil Thimm’s adventures are narrated in a way which is often exceedingly vivid and interesting .”—Glasgow Herald.
“Mr. Connell has already shown a singular liking for the seamy side of life, and unusual power in dealing with it. ‘The Fool and his Heart’ has all the merits of his earlier work. There is the same vigorous and trenchant style, the same grim humour, and the same grasp of a few not very pleasing types of human nature. . . . A feature of the story is the use that Mr. Connell makes of Catholicism. . . . Full of incident and graphic touches. It should add to Mr. Connell’s reputation.”— Scotsman.
IN THE PRESS: READY IN OCTOBER NEXT.
AMORIS VICTIMA. A Poem by Arthur Symons. 400 Small Paper copies and 25 Large Paper copies. Uniform in style and price with “London Nights.”
THE PIERROT OF THE MINUTE. A Dramatic Phantasy by Ernest Dowson.
LA FILLE AUX YEUX D’OR. Translated from the French of Honoré de Balzac by Ernest Dowson, and illustrated with Six Designs by Charles Conder, finely engraved upon wood.
CARICATURES OF TWENTY-FIVE GENTLEMEN. By Max Beerbohm. Finely engraved upon wood.
THE SOUVENIRS OF LEONARD, COIFFEUR TO QUEEN MARIE ANTOINETTE. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos.
A BOOK OF BARGAINS. Stories by Vincent O’Sullivan.
SELF-SEEKERS. A Novel by Andre Raffalovich.
Circulars of any of the above Books will be sent on application to
LEONARD SMITHERS, Effingham House, Arundel Street, Strand, London, W.C.
98 THE SAVOY—ADVERTISEMENTS
From MESSRS. HENRYS LIST.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE.
VOL. VIII. : —Thus Spake Zarathustra: a Book for All and None. Translated by Alexander Tille, Ph.D.
Medium 8vo, in a dark blue buckram binding, designed by Gleeson White, 17s. net.
Vol. XI. : —The Case of Wagner; Nietzsche contra Wagner; The Twilight of the Idols; The Antichrist.
Translated by Thomas Common.
Medium 8vo, in a dark blue buckram binding designed by Gleeson White, 10s. 6d. net.
“Nietzsche is, without doubt, an extraordinarily interesting figure. He is the modern incarnation of that image of intellectual pride which Marlowe created in Faustus. A man who has certainly stood at the finest summit of modern culture, who has thence made the most determined effort ever made to destroy modern morals, and who now leads a life as near to death as any life outside the grave can be, must needs be a tragic figure. It is a figure full of significance, for it represents, perhaps, the greatest spiritual force which has appeared since Goethe, full of interest also to the psychologist, and surely not without its pathos, perhaps its horror, for the man in the street.”-— Mr. Havelock Ellis in The Savoy.
“Nietzsche is worse than shocking, he is simply awful: his epigrams are written with phosphorus or brimstone. The only excuse for reading him is that before long you must be prepared either to talk about Nietzsche or else retire from society, especially from aristocratically minded society. . . . His sallies, petulant and impossible as some of them are, are the work of a rare spirit and pregnant with its vitality.”— Mr. George Bernard Shaw in the Saturday Review.
“Lurking behind the intellectual movements of Europe in philosophy as in everything else, England is just now beginning to hear of the existence of Friedrich Nietzsche.”— Mr. Ernest Newman in the Free Review.
“Daring, clever, and oracular.”— Glasgow Herald.
“Nietsche is simply a disseminator of poison.”— Rock.
“Nietzsche belongs to the emancipated.”— Literary Guide.
“He is no vulgarian like Nordau.”— Manchester Guardian.
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SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK: HIS LIFE AND WORK.
Translated from the French of Jules J. Guiffrey by William Alison.
With Seventeen Etchings, by the greatest French etchers of the day, of Pictures never etched before, Twelve Heliogravures, and One Hundred Illustrations in the Text.
In One Volume, Folio, bound in pale-grey buckram, adorned with the painter’s arms in gold, £4 4s. net. Of this edition only 265 copies have been printed, of which 250 are numbered for sale. Also 10 copies on the finest Japanese vellum, £12 12s. net, of which only 3 remain unsold.
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The Empire of To-morrow—
- By M. M. Bhownaggree, M.P.
- By Major-General T. Bland Strange.
The Armenian Question, by E. A. Brayley Ilodgetts. Home Rule or Federation, by T. A. Spalding, LL.B.
The Shops (Early Closing) Bill, by A. Cameron Corbett, M.P.
English Philosophers from Nietzsche’s Standpoint—
- Benjamin Kidd, by Thomas Common.
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“Advertisements.” The Savoy, vol. 4 August 1896, pp. 95-100. Savoy Digital Edition, edited by Christopher Keep and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2018-2020. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2019. https://1890s.ca/savoyv4-advertisements/