San Francisco: William Doxey, 1895 - 1896. First edition, second issue of issue No. 1 with the Doxey imprint replacing the C. A. Murdock imprint. 8vo. Illustrations throughout mostly by Gellett Burgess, but also some by Florence Lundberg, Ernest Peixotto, Willis Polk, Reginald Rix and others. Publisher's tan pictorial cloth; printed on bamboo paper. Gift inscirption & date (Dec. 25, 1896); some darkening and wear to covers; title page loose; else a very good copy. Item #20711
Founded by Gelett Burgess and Bruce Porter, The Lark featured primarily humorous verse and illustrations, almost all of it created by Burgess - best known for his short poem "The Purple Cow" - and other members of his circle, a group of artists and aesthetes known as Les Jeunes. The Magazine also features a number of pieces by and about Robert Louis Stevenson.