The Recluse (Cook)

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The Recluse (1927)
edited by William Paul Cook
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The Recluse
The Recluse
Entire Contents Copyright 1927 by W. Paul Cook
Drawn by Vrest Orton


Issued by W. Paul Cook, for His Own Amusement
The Recluse Press, Box 215, Athol, Mass.

This being the First Number—1927


During the course of a long (too long) and misspent life, the writer has been guilty of publishing a number of papers and magazines of a non-professional character and various degrees of inanity. These have largely contained matter inserted to please others, rather than the publisher.

The Recluse is the realization of a dream, long cherished, of the publication of a magazine to please the producer only. This foreword may be considered, therefore, as a declaration of independence. This magazine will contain only material pleasing to the publisher. If he takes a notion to publish an issue so “sophisticated” (overused word), as to be barred from the mails, he will do so even if he has to borrow a flivver to distribute the small edition. If he chooses to fill an issue with Methodist hymns he will do so. And all the gamut between. Be assured that everything in The Recluse has met the approval of the editor for one reason or another.

Its frequency of issue depends also upon the whim of the editor and the securing of material. Nothing will be paid for contributions, and the magazine will, as have former efforts, be issued as an amateur and money cannot buy it.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1929.

The longest-living author of this work died in 1994, so this work is in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 29 years or less. This work may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

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