The book is an account of Elkin Mathews achievement as a publisher and the means by which he sought to attain his goals. During his more than 30 years as a publisher, Mathews brought out books central to the Decadent and Symbolist movements of the 1890s. He also published the work of authors in the forefront of the Celtic movement and issued numerous books by Ezra Pound.
Published by University of Wisconsin Press, illustrated , with a full detailed checklist of all publications by Elkin Matthews, paperback, 1989. Previous owners bookplate on blank front endpaper.