This is a small selection of the literary and artistic journals within the Hawtin collection and information related to them is arranged by the founding date of the journal:
The Bookman: An Illustrated Monthly Journal for Bookreaders, Bookbuyers and Booksellers lasted from 1891-1934 until it merged with the London Mercury. It was published by Hodder & Staughton and initially produced as an advertising tool for their catalogue however it also published essays and reviews. Special double issues were produced at Christmas featuring tipped-in plates by important illustrators. Articles for The Bookman Christmas (1914) include "Louvain from The Glory of Belgium" by WB Gaverman. The Bookman Christmas for both 1914 and 1915 cost two shillings and sixpence.
The Studio: An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art was a monthly magazine which ran from 1893-1964. The Studio was founded by Charles Holme (1848-1923) and it is a richly-illustrated important magazine in the Arts & Crafts movement. Items in the 15 December 1903 issue include reviews and articles:
The Dome was published by the Unicorn Press at 7 Cecil Court, London. Its subtitle varied from "A Quarterly Containing Examples of All the Arts" to "An Illustrated Monthly Magazine and Review." The journal ran from March 1897 to July 1900 and it was edited by Enest J Oldmeadow. The journal was part of the late 1890s scene which included The Yellow Book and The Savoy. The Dome dealt with both visual and verbal art as well as music and theatre. There is no index to The Dome. The 1898 issue includes the following:
One volume of The Dome is within the Hawtin Collection and another volume within Daniel Corkery's collection.
The Poster: An Illustrated Monthly Journal was devoted to the artistic poster and ran from 1898-1901. The Poster occupied the intersection of the Arts & Crafts movement, Art Nouveau and Stile Liberty movement. The cover to each issue was printed chromolithography. Artists featured in The Poster included Jack B Yeats, Aubrey Beardsley and John Hassall (1868-1948) known for poster designs, particularly for the theatre. The Poster provided advertisements, articles, numberous drawings and etchings (some color) and copies of advertising posters and theatre billboards.
The Connoisseur: A Magazine for Collectors ran from 1901 to 1992 covered luxury topics such as fine art, collectibles and antique furniture. It was published initially by the London publishing house Sampson Low, Marston & Co (see defunct publishers) and in 1927 was acquired by Hearst Publishing. JT Herbert Baily (1864-1914) acknowledged in the first issue that a magazine ‘devoted to any and every object that is or can be collected’ was a new thing. Baily was certain that this journal would be a success due to the significant ‘increase in the interest in and desire for things old and beautiful and rare.’ (The Connoisseur September 1901, 1-2).
The Connoisseur was lavishly illustrated with an eclectic range of material objects it discussed: china, glass, ware, interiors as well as reviews, notes, queries, letters and feature articles. Feature articles in December 1911 included:
Each section was accompanied by a unique woodcut header.
In addition there was a large selection of advertisements. The December 1911 issue contained 77 pages of advertisements. In the early years these were numbered separately with roman numerals.
La Baïonnette was a fortnightly satirical French magazine which ran from 1915-1920. The name is taken from the phrase "charger à la baïonnette." The magazine was originally known as 'Coups de Baionnette' and 'À la baïonnette' before changing to La Baïonnette in mid-1915. In general it was a patriotic publication seen from the point of view of the common foot-soldier, housewife, or French worker.
In 1919 Harold Munro (1879-1932) started the modernist journal The Monthly Chapbook: A Miscellany following two other ventures: The Poetry Review and Poetry and Drama, suspended at the end of 1914. The Monthly Chapbook would prove not to be commercially viable, but contained not only some of Munro's best work but also provided a 'cultural middle ground' between modernism and more traditional work. To do this Munro took a broad view on 'poetry' with entire issues devoted to children's rhymes and to songs by Walter de la Mare complete with scores. Such a viewpoint is indicated by the subtitle 'A Miscellany.' Munro's intention was to 'entertain rather than elevate.' Munro provided portfolios to contain the copies previously produced as well as binding cases so that the issues could be bound up complete in their cases. The set of The Monthly Chapbook is in such a portfolio case.
The Bookman's Journal & Print Collector: A Weekly Devoted to Literature and the Collecting of Books and Prints was a weekly bibliographic magazine which ran from 1919-1931. The journal was aimed at collectors, booksellers, librarians and all readers. The journal was edited by Wilfred Partington (1888-1955). The issue for 26 December 1919 includes the following:
The Dome at The Modernists Journals Project A Joint Project of Brown University and the University of Tulsa.
Hewitt, John. “‘The Poster’ and the Poster in England in the 1890s.” Victorian Periodicals Review, 35.1 (2002): 37–62.
Mahoney, Kristin. “Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Politics of Collecting in ‘The Connoisseur: An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors’, 1901-1914.” Victorian Periodicals Review, 45.2 (2012): 175–199.
The Studio at Historic Literature, part of Universitats-Bibliothek Heidelberg.