The Page, Volume 2

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The Page is a journal devoted to the literary and visual arts, and theater, edited by Edward Gordon Craig. It appeared monthly from January 1898, then quarterly between 1899 and 1901. Craig wrote much of the text, often using pseudonyms, and provided the woodcut illustrations, with occasional contributions by artists such as Max Beerbohm and Edward Burne-Jones. Poetry, prose, and music was included, together with poster illustrations, costume designs, portraits, and bookplates. Working as an actor-manager in the late 1890s, Craig had learned how to make woodcuts from James Pryde and William Nicholson.
The volume has a linen spine and each number has brown paper covers, woodcut image and title are pasted on front cover. Title and date are printed on paper label affixed to spine. The pages are not numbered, but a list of the content of authors and subjects appears near the front.
Volume 2: Published quarterly (No.1-No.4)
Lettered on back of each number : '410 COPIES PRINTED. 400 ONLY FOR SALE. THE NUMBER OF THIS COPY IS '4' ' [Copy number is written in graphite on No. 1. Copy number is written in pen on No. 2,3 and 4).
No. 1:
Lettered in table of contents:
Walt Whitman, The Good Grey Poet by Gordon Craig; A Design (From W. Rothenstein's Collection) by Charles Conder; Why Court Cards have No Legs by Anna Lindaul; Bookplate (Edward John Sachse) by J.J. Guthrie; Waiting for the Marchioness by Gordon Craig; A Design by Jacques Callot; Concerning Perfumery, Doves and Ravens Planchet, D'Artagnan's Man by Gordon Craig; Cupid and Campaspe, (a Poem) by John Lyly; Concerning a Drawing by Sir Henry Irving, Drawing (Executed Sept. 20, 1890) by Sir Henry Irving; Le Duc D'Anjou by Oliver Bath; Two Bookplate (E.T. and R.C.) by Gordon Craig; Ophelia by The Editor; The Plot Thickens by The Publisher; Facsimile of Cover of October Page, 1898 by The Publisher; Tail Pieces by Oliver Bath; The Incorruptible (hand-coloured) by Gordon Craig.
No. 2
Lettered in table of contents:
A Bookplate (Miss Cissy Loftus) by Gordon Craig; A Poem, "Prelude of Waves" by Walt Whitman; Facsimile of Portion of a Poem by Walt Whitman; Bookplate (Oliver Bath) by Gordon Craig; A Poem,"After the Sea-Ship" by Walt Whitman; Thoughts Apt, Hands Black by Oliver Bath; Edward Arden, etc by Samuel Drayton; My Johnnie was a Shoemaker by Edward Arden; For what we are about to Receive by Olive Bath;Concerning Confectionery by Guglielmo Jarrin; D'Artagnan in London, 1649 by Gordon Craig; M. Coquelin , after a lithograph by W. Rothenstein; The Last of the Pierrots by S. M. Fox; Stargazing by Gordon Craig; Thinking of Balloons by Gordon Craig; Tail PIeces by The Editor; Miss Sheppy (hand-coloured supplement) by Gordon Craig.
No. 3
Lettered in table of contents:
Concerning Inks, Black and Red by Daniel Fleming; Dwarfs by Oliver Bath;Song, words by Heinrich Heine by Martin Fallas Shaw;The Sudden Death of Bobby Bridges etc. by S. Drayon; Mr. Tom Peel (hand-colored portrait) by Gordon Craig; Hope Deferred (hand-colored) by Gordon Craig; Book Plate (Edy Craig) by Gordon Craig; A Tragedy by Gordon Craig; Sir Henry Irving (188-) by J. Bastien Lepage; Madame Sarah Bernhardt (188-) J. Bastien Lepage; Concerning the Performance of a mystery at Banberg; Max Beerbohm, a caricature by Will Rothenstine; Will Rothenstein, a caricature by Max Beerhorm; Adrienne le Couvreur: by Sainte-Beuve; Old Grimes, his Friend-thinking by Oliver Bath; Design for Poster by Oliver Bath; Ballade by Froissart and Translation by C. St. John; Cat and Ball by Edith and Gordon Craig; Book Plate (Master Carl Michaelis) by Gordon Craig; Reduced Specimen of Illustration from The Page 1898; Dead and Tail Pieces by The Editor.
No. 4
Lettered in table of contents:
A head-dress (hand-coloured) by Gordon Craig; The Merman by Gordon Craig; Nocturne: Music and Darkness by Esther Wood; Sir Henry Irving as "Robespierre" by Gordon Craig; A Christmas Song by Joseph Moorat; Charles Fechter as "Robert Macaire" by Gordon Craig; Design for a Theatrical Costume by Sir E. Burne-Jones; A Bed-time Song by Laurence Alama Tadema; "Lowe, when back mine eye...I cast" Oliver Bath; Concerning Penny Toys by Gordon Craig; Three Designs by Charles E. Dawson; Cover label for The Page, volume I. by Oliver Bath; The Oil Cake Crasher verses by John Dare; The Oil Cake Crushers (hand-coloured) by Gordon Craig; From the diary of a madman by Christopher St. John; The Equestrienne (hand-colored) by Gordon Craig; De Lunatico by Oliver Madox Hueffer; John Peel (a colour print) by James Pryde; Walt Whitman by Samuel Drayon; A Song: Words by Shakespeare by Sir A.C. Mackenzie; Book-plate of John Drew by Gordon Craig; Advertisements, Tail-pieces, Etcetra by Gordon Craig.
[Lettered at bottom of table of contents: 'Errata--for "oil cake crusher." read "Phoebus"; Additional Contents: -Old Familiar Faces, G.C.; The Lacques, G.C.; Majura, G.C']

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