[ First number of short-lived printed periodical. ] The Hobby Horse. No.1

[ Herbert Percy Horne (1864-1916), editor. Elkin Matthews and John Lane, London booksellers and publishers ] [ G. F. Watts; Ernest Dowson; Selwyn Image; A. J. Hipkins; Laurence Binyon ]
Publication details: 
London: 'Published for the Proprietor' by Elkin Matthews and John Lane. Boston: Copeland and Day. 1893. Printed by Folkard and Son, Devonshire Street, Queen Square, London.
SKU: 18466

40 + [2]pp., 4to. With collotype frontispiece of painting by G. F. Watts, and another plate ('From a design by Selwyn Image') facing p.8. Two pages of advertisements for Matthews and Lane at rear. In grey printed wraps with elaborate Arts and Crafts style illustration of an adult 'knight' in a hobby horse. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with slight staining to the fore-edges of the preliminary leaves, and in worn wraps. Contents page on inside of front wrap, stating that 'The ornaments are from the designs of the editor.' A finely printed affair, of which only three numbers were printed. Scarce: the only copy on COPAC at the V & A Libraries, whose entry states that it was preceded by 'Century Guild Hobby Horse' (Orpington, 1884) and 'Century Guild Hobby Horse' (London, 1886-1892).