I didn't know much about the Yellow Book or the fact that it wasn't even a book, but a magazine, and decided to look into it after I was invited to write for 'an Aubrey Beardsleyesque collection of poems themed from the mythos of the King In Yellow.' I have greatly enjoyed the King in Yellow stories and was excited to be given this opportunity. So I ordered the most popular book that had to do with the Yellow Book and Beardsley and came across this reprinted volume. It contains Beardsley's illustrations which are quite a treat to look at as well as a brief history of the Yellow Book and Beardsley's work before he was let go. It also talks a little about certain issues of the magazine and lists the contributors. It's a very fascinating little gem.