JOHN BAILLIE’S PUBLICATIONS
A Children’s Annual
Full cloth, 5s. net.
EDITED by NETTA SYRETT
Cover designed by NELLIE
SYRETT. Frontispiece: “The
Ivory-Gate and Golden,” in
Colours, by NELLIE SYRETT.
The Dream Garden. Illustrated by Nellie Syrett
The Tree that went round the World. Laurence Housman. Illus. by Helen Stratton
The Coming of King Ackermann. Mary E. Mann. Illus. by Marian Dawson
Recollections of a Japanese Baby. Osman Edwards. Illustrated by Nellie Syrett
Fuff. Christina Dering. Illustrated by Mary Corbett
A Lullaby. Norman Gale
A Good Reason. Norman Gale
Fairy Nurses. Norman Gale
The Castle with the High Bell. Evelyn Sharp. Illustrated by Glyn W. Philpot
The Scolded Eaglet. E. Nesbit
The Elf and the Grumbling Bee. Marion Wallace Dunlop. Illus. by the Author
The Red Shoes. Margaret Deland. Illus. by Gertrude Steel
Song for a Child. Hilaire Belloc
The Uncle and the Faeries. A. Ransome
A Carol. A. M. Buckton
Letters of the Beasts to Dina. Edith Theobald. Illus. by Pamela Colman Smith
The Rebellion of Phillis. Claude Monroe. Illus. by D. Kibblewhite
The Leprechaun. Nora Chesson. Illustrated by Olga Morgan
How the Son of Pendragon made Knighthood. Fiona Macleod
The King who was never Tired. Hamilton Fyfe
Scientific Caroline. Constance Smedley. Illus. by Marian Dawson
The Little Pale Fairy. Margaret Mackenzie
A Song. Mary Carmichael
A Cradle Song. Cecil Fortescue
The Tug of War. Paul Creswick
The Forest of Wild Thyme. Alfred Noyes
The Strange Boy. A Play. Netta Syrett. Illustrated by Alice Woodward
The Wonderful Night. Mary Rivers. Illustrated by Ann Macbeth
The Venture, 1904
Edited by LAURENCE HOUSMAN & W. SOMERSET
MAUGHAM. Crown 4to. Price 5s. net.
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Beauty’s Mirror. John Masefield
The Philosophy of Islands. G. K. Chesterton
The Market Girl. Thomas Hardy
Open, Sesame. Charles Marriott
To any Householder. Mrs Meynell
The Oracle. A. E. Housman
The Genius of Pope. Stephen Gwynn
Poor Little Mrs Villiers. Netta Syrett Blindness. John Masefield
The Merchant Knight. Dr Garnett
Earth’s Martyrs. Stephen Phillips
The Gem and its Setting. Violet Hunt
Marriage in Two Moods. Francis Thompson
An Indian Road-Tale. S. Boulderson
Madame de Warens. Havelock Ellis
Richard Farquharson. May Bateman
The Clue. Laurence Binyon
Jill’s Cat. E. F. Benson
Proverbial Romances. Laurence Housman
Marriages Made in Heaven. W. Somerset Maugham
A Phial. John Gray
A Concert at Clifford’s Inn. Dr Todhunter
The Dove Cot. Chas Hazlewood
John Woolman. Reginald Savage
Psyche’s Looking-Glass. Charles S. Ricketts
Pan and Psyche. T. Sturge Moore
Queen of the Fishes. Lucien Pissarro
Birdalone. Bernard Sleigh
The Trumpeter. E. Gordon Craig
The Death of Pan. Louise Glazier
Playfellows. T. Sturge Moore
The Crowning of Esther. Lucien Pissarro
Daphne and Apollo. Elinor Monsell
The World is Old To-night. Paul Woodroffe
The Gabled House. Sydney Lee
The Blue Moon. Laurence Housman
The Bather. Bernard Sleigh
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A FEW PRESS NOTICES
THE DAILY CHRONICLE and “A HAPPY VENTURE”:
“It would not be an easy task to make a selection of pieces of prose
and verse so representative of the younger
modern literature as this. . . . The verse of Mr Laurence Binyon, Mr John Masefield, Mr A. E. Housman and
Mr John Gray is of unusual beauty . . . . there are fifteen full-page wood-cuts, most of them full of character
and charm. . . . We are especially pleased with the work of Mr C. H. Shannon, Mr C. S. Ricketts, Mr Lau-
rence Housman and Miss Louise Glazier. . . . The literary pieces seem to us to be the work not only of the pre-
sent day but, in a sense, of the future too. The literature to come is in the cauldron: these are its first products.
Many of the stories and verses, viewed separately, are so distinguished from the literature of the past, that we
should be justified in this view. The twenty pieces, viewed together, are overwhelming proof. Ten years ago, so
much originality, and that with the merit of promise as well as of achievement, would have been impossible. . . .
This is the work of a new age. We hope that the authors and artists will not be contented, but will ‘Venture’
again and again,”
The Venture, 1904
A FEW PRESS NOTICES
“THE ‘Venture’ is the lineal descendant of ‘The Hobby Horse,’ ‘The Pageant,’ etc. The prose is excellent. . .
Mr Chesterton writes ingeniously on ‘The Philosophy of Islands,’ while the editor, Mr Laurence Housman, con-
tributes some ‘Proverbial Romances’ as wise and witty as those of Mr Crosland.”
“MY Nautical Retainer heartily welcomes a magazine that promises, under excellent auspices, at least to set a
high standard in the field of belles lettres. Bona ventura to The Venture!”
“MR John Baillie has published a new annual of art and literature: ‘The Venture,’ with woodcuts and literary
contributions by some of the leading illustrators, poets and essayists of the day. It is got up in faultless taste,
and the printing leaves nothing to be desired.”
“IT is an excellent and distinguished volume.”
“SHORTLY before Christmas I received from the publisher—John Baillie, 1 Princes Terrace, Hereford Road, W.—
a specimen copy of a new ‘annual of art and literature,’ edited by Laurence Housman and W. Somerset Maug-
ham, and I fear me it will say little for my business aptitude when I confess that I only took it from its packing
and glanced within its covers the other evening. Now that I have made acquaintance with its contents, I regret
the delay the more, and can only trust that Mr Baillie has yet sufficient copies in stock to execute the small order
I intend to give him; for I think there are not a few of my artistically-inclined customers who, now that the
Yellow Book’ and ‘Savoy’ are no more, will gladly welcome a publication that aims at high literary and artistic
excellence; and, indeed, the volume should appeal to two distinct publics. For while to the artists the names of
such contributors as C. H. Shannon, Charles Ricketts, Lucien Pissarro, Bernard Sleigh, T. S. Moore and E. Gor-
don Craig, to mention but a few of many, will prove an irresistible attraction, the lover of literature will be still
more delighted to find such writers as Thomas Hardy, Laurence Binyon, Richard Garnett, G. K. Chesterton, E. F.
Benson, Stephen Phillips, Charles Marriott, Netta Syrett, Violet Hunt and John Masefield represented among
the literary contents. All this for five shillings, nicely printed in modern black letter type, with wide margins, is
not only good artistically but cheap commercially.”
“ONE can only wish this book the best and recommend it to one’s readers. It would make a charming present
to anyone who appreciates clever verse and prose.”
“A caprrat band of contributors. In selecting type for the printing due regard has been paid to the traditions of
Morris, and the general arrangement of the contents reflects credit on publisher and editors.”
NOTTINGHAM EVENING TELEGRAPH:
“IF it can be kept up to this level we shall look forward to the future numbers of ‘The Venture.’”
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GORDON BOTTOMLEY. The Gate of Smaragdus
(Elkin Mathews), 10s. 6d.
PAUL CRESWICK. Under the Black Raven (Ernest Nister & Co.), 3s. 6d.;
Hasting the Pirate (Ernest Nister & Co.), 3s. 6d.; With Richard the Fearless
(Ernest Nister & Co.), 3s. 6d.
EDMUND GOSSE, Jeremy Taylor (English Men of Letters), Macmillan &
Co., 2s. net; Coventry Patmore, A Biography and a Criticism (Hodder and
Stoughton); French Profiles (Heinemann), 6s.
E.S.P. HAYNES. Standards of Taste in Art (Elkin Mathews), 1S. net.
CHARLES MARRIOTT, Genevra (Methuen), 6s.
W.B. MAXWELL. The Ragged Messenger (Grant Richards), 6s.; Fabulous
Fancies (Grant Richards), 6s.
MRS MEYNELL. Poems (John Lane), 3s. 6d. net; The Colour of Life
(John Lane), 3s. 6d. net; Children of the Old Masters (Duckworth), £2 2s. net;
The Art of Fohn Sargent, R.A.
CLAUDE MONROE. Cradle Songs (George Allen).
L. STURGE MOORE. The Centaur’s Booty (Duckworth), 1s. net; The
Gazelle (Duckworth), 1s. net; To Leda (Duckworth), 1s. net; The Rout of the
Amazons (Duckworth), 1s. net.
ALFRED NOYES. Poems (Blackwood), 7s. 6d.
VINCENT O’SULLIVAN. A Dissertation upon Second Fiddles (Grant
Richards), 6s.; The Green Window (Grant Richards), 6s.
ARTHUR RANSOME. The Soul of the Streets (Brown, Langham & Co.),
1s. 6d. net.
BENJAMIN SWIFT. The Eternal Conflict (Heinemann), 6s.; The De-
stroyers (T. Fisher Unwin), 6s.
ARTHUR SYMONS. Studies in Prose and Verse (Dent), 7s. 6d. net; Cities
(Dent), 7s. 6d. net; Plays, Acting and Music (Duckworth), 5s. net.
NETTA SYRETT. Nobody’s Fault (John Lane), 3s. 6d. net; Rosanne
(Hurst G Blackett), 6s.; Six Fairy Plays for Children (John Lane), 2s. 6d.;
The Magic City, Fairy Tales (Lawrence and Bullen), 3s. 6d.
EDWARD THOMAS. Rose Acre Papers (Brown, Langham & Co.), 1s. 6d. net;
Oxford (Black), 21s.; Horæ Solitaræ (Duckworth).
AUGUTUS JOHN & WILLIAM ORPEN
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The Chelsea Art School
Rossetti Studios, Flood Street, Chelsea
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Drawing & Painting from Life, etc.
Separate Day & Evening Classes for both Sexes
NEW TERMS commence
January 9: April 10: October 1, 1905
A Sketch Club with Monthly Exhibitions &
Criticisms exists in connection with
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“The Green Sheaf”
Three Park Mansions Arcade, Knightsbridge,
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MISS Pamela Colman Smith & Mrs Fortescue have opened
a shop for the sale of Hand Coloured Prints, Engravings,
Drawings, Pictures & Books.
Orders promptly executed for Christmas & Invitation Cards,
Menus, Ball Programmes, Book Plates & and every kind of Deco-
rative Printing & Hand Colouring.
Sign Boards painted, Rooms decorated & Book Illustrating.
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JOHN BAILLIE requests Readers of the Venture to honour his
Gallery by a visit. Exhibitions of Modern Art held monthly. The
introduction of the work of young and little-known artists is a special
feature of the Gallery. The Gallery is open each day (Sundays excepted)
from 10 to 6 o’clock and admission is free.
What the Press says of the Gallery:
THE Exhibition just opened by Mr John Baillie fully equals in
interest the many
shows he has organized at his Gallery in the past.— Morning Post, Sep. 29, 1904.
One has learned to expect something fresh and
attractive in the picture
exhibitions which Mr John Baillie holds from time to time at Princes
Terrace, and his first autumn show, which opens to-day, well maintains the
reputation of his Gallery.— Daily Chronicle, September 29, 1904.
There is an outlying Gallery in Bayswater (Mr
Baillie’s at 1 Princes
Terrace) where some interesting work has been shown during the last two
years.— Saturday Review, July 23, 1904.
One of the most interesting of the many
interesting exhibitions which
Mr John Baillie has held in his Gallery at Princes Terrace, Bayswater, was
that of Mr Charles Agard, etc.— The Studio, September, 1904.
Mr John Baillie, in the Gallery, Princes
Terrace, continues to arrange
shows of genuine interest.— Art Journal, March, 1904.
The Gallery of John Baillie is always more or
less productive of a show,
the chief interest of which often lies in the introduction of a new man.— The
Queen, June 14, 1904.
Mr John Baillie has a wonderfully happy knack of
good artists, with whom the public at large is unfortunately too little ac-
quained as a rule. — World, March 16, 1904.
Mr Baillie’s Gallery is now well known to
Londoners who wish to see
what our younger and less conventional artists are doing.— Manchester
Guardian, September 29, 1904.
The little pilgrimage to Mr Baillie’s Gallery at
1 Princes Terrace is
thoroughly worth making.— Standard, April 1, 1904.
The Connoisseur will generally find something of
interest at Mr John
Baillie’s Gallery. — Vanity Fair, February 4, 1904.
Mr Baillie’s Galleries are the most artistic in
town, and the lover of art-
istic things should never pass his doors,— Academy and Literature, Jan. 2, 1904.
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