Definition of Yellow Book in English:

Yellow Book

proper noun

  • An illustrated literary periodical published quarterly in the UK between 1894 and 1897, associated with the Aesthetic Movement. Often controversial, it contained contributions from writers including Max Beerbohm, Henry James, Edmund Gosse, Arnold Bennett, and H. G. Wells. The art editor was Aubrey Beardsley.

Origin

So named because of its distinctive yellow binding.