Orpheus Press – an early venture from Clifford Bax

Orpheus Press was started by Clifford Bax at 23, initially to publish the works of AE.. Ran 1909 to perhaps 1912. He also edited from 1908-1914 a theosophical magazine called Orpheus.

Clifford Bax. (13 July 1886 – 18 November 1962) was a versatile English writer, known particularly as a playwright, a journalist, critic and editor, and a poet, lyricist and hymn writer.

Twenty Chinese Poems, Clifford Bax, 1910

Book Description: Blue boards, cream linen spine with original title label. Slightly marked, spine sunned. Offsetting to eps and title page, a little scattered foxing, otherwise internally unmarked. 54pp; 4 tipped in colour plates with tissue guards. A collection of poems “paraphrased” from the Chinese, well preserved and attractively illustrated, published as No. 3 in The Orpheus Series.  Hand laid paper, not a limited edition.

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