Published occasionally in London between 1889-1897, the five volumes of The Dial were edited by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon. The editors published the first three volumes privately and the last two through the Vale Press run by Ricketts and Hacon. The Yellow Nineties digital edition is based on physical copies held in Ryerson University Library Archives and Special Collections and digitized copies generously shared by Mark Samuels Lasner from the University of Delaware Library collection. Our pdfs have been uploaded to the Internet Archive so that a virtual facsimile in flipbook format is available for users. The marked-up searchable edition of The Dial is planned for publication in 2020, along with a completed editorial apparatus. Currently available are a General Introduction to The Dial‘s print run and a Critical Introduction for volume 1 and volume 2, together with biographical essays on some of the magazine’s contributors. Brief biographical data on contributors is available through the Y90s Personography. The Database of Ornament allows users to study The Dial‘s textual ornaments in individual detail and in comparison to textual ornaments in The Evergreen and The Savoy.
The Dial Digital Edition received support from a Linda H. Peterson Fellowship awarded by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals and funded from the bequest of the Eileen Curran estate.
Editor: Lorraine Janzen Kooistra
Editorial Team: Reg Beatty, Emma Fraschetti, Alexandrea Fiorante, Benjamin Ghan, Alexandra Pospisil, Sarah Pennington