South Norwalk, Conn. Michael Monahan, June 1914 - November 1914. Small 8vo, six numbers bound into red quarter cloth (retaining original pictorial wrappers to each number), orange-yellow boards, partially unopened. A little rubbed and soiled; a very good copy. Item #17608
The first volume of this little magazine, the successor to Monahan’s Papyrus; Phoenix ran to six volumes through December, 1916. This volume a presentation copy, with an inscription in ink on the front free endpaper (“Love is the one treasure that we increase unto ourselves by giving it”) signed by Monahan and dated March, 1916. Contemporary ink gift inscription in another hand on the paste-down. With much interesting critical matter, including a long review of Jack London’s John Barleycorn, favorable mention of Whitman, questions of sex education, etc.