Title: The Poster: An Illustrated Monthly Chronicle, Vol. I, Nos. I-VI
Author: Hiatt, Charles, H. R. Woestyn and Hugh MacLeay (Eds.)
Illustrator: Toulouse-Lautrec, Steinlen, Alphonse Mucha, Ethel Reed, Maxfield Parrish, Paul Berthon, Will Bradley, Arpad Basch, Jules Chéret, Jack B. Yeats, Aubrey Beardsley, the Beggarstaff Brothers et al.
Publisher: H. R. Worstyn
Year published: 1898
Place of Publication: London
Book Condition: Very Good
Notes: The Poster: An Illustrated Monthly Chronicle (6 vols., London: Ransom, Worstyn & Co., 1898), pp. vols. (nos.) I-VI: pp. 289; vols. I-III: viii; vols. IV: xii. Condition: very good. Slightly spotted on the cover and some of the pages. Some of the pages in no. 1 remain uncut. A complete set of all the nos. issued in the opening year of this very important periodical is exceptionally rare. Each no. is complete with b/w and some colour illustrations and advertisements. As written on Arts Search: ‘The Poster was the most important journal in English devoted to the art of the poster. In addition to containing over 3,000 images (several in colour), it included interviews with and profiles of many of the leading names in poster design including Toulouse-Lautrec, Steinlen, Alphonse Mucha, Ethel Reed, Maxfield Parrish, Paul Berthon, Will Bradley, Arpad Basch, Jules Chéret, Jack B. Yeats, Aubrey Beardsley, the Beggarstaff Brothers, etc.The Poster also includes articles on poster art in Russia, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Japan, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Denmark, the Netherlands, Great Britain, the USA, etc., as well as articles on specific aspects of the poster, including bicycle posters, political posters, railroad posters, theatre posters, the poster as a mirror of life, plagiarism in poster design, symbolism in advertising, etc. […] A complete file of The Poster is exceptionally rare, and because this journal has never been indexed, these articles are little known.’