Brighton U.K. Brighton Grammar School, 1887. BEARDSLEY, Aubrey, illus. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 25-49. Original grey printed wrappers. Beardsley's "first published work" (Gallatin). Contains his full-page illustration consisting of 11 visual puns in cricketing terms, signed A. V. Beardsley. VG copy of very fragile piece. Front wrapper detached. The Beardsley plate is in fine condition, as is the issue's foldout map. Weintraub, Beardsley, checklist no. 199; Samuels-Lasner 1; Gallatin 101. Item #38876
Beardsley entered the Brighton Grammar School in 1885 and remained there until July, 1888, leaving the month before his 16th birthday. This issue of the school magazine, issued when he was 14.