The Hue and Cry: An Annual Magazine, Vol. III, Nos. 10 & 11
Woodstock, NY: The Hue and Cry, 1925.
First printing. 50 + xxiv pp., 9 x 12 inches. Stapled into printed wrappers. Published in an edition of 450 copies, of which 300 were numbered and put on sale (this copy is number 270). Illustrated throughout, with twenty-two tipped-in prints and reproductions (including several one- and two-color wood and linoleum cuts), and color pictorial linocut cover by Pieter Mijer. One reproduction loose, a few scattered tiny closed tears, but in general very good, in oversized wrappers with a bit of rumpling, soiling, and small closed tears along the edges. Item #4155
The Hue and Cry, which published from 1923–29, described itself as the “record of the achievements, artistic and literary, of the Woodstock Colony.” Hervey White, founder of the Maverick Colony and the driving force for decades, is represented in this issue by a poem and a report on the Maverick Theatre; other contributing writers include Richard Le Gallienne, Richard Hughes (an early appearance), Glenway Wescott, Margery Williams (three years after The Velveteen Rabbit), and Gamel Woolsey, among others. Artists featured include Peggy Bacon (who also contributes a poem), Eugene Speicher, Carl Walters Paul Rohland, Henry Billings, and many more. The two dozen pages of ads offer a fascinating peek into the life of the community.