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Typographeum Bibliography (part two)

27 • Anna Campbell Lyle: Poetic Justice. 1986.

«Title-Page» Poetic Justice | [swelled rule] | A memoir of my father | Roy Campbell by | Anna Campbell Lyle | [device] | Typographeum: Francestown, 1986

«Description» March 1986. 150 copies. Royal octavo. Case-bound in a red cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. 156 pages. Illustrated: six family photographs printed on glossy paper from half-tone screen blocks: frontispiece and facing pages 14, 51, 62, 99, and 110. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» Roy Campbell had a generous and colourful personality and was remembered by many as a soldier, bull-fighter, raconteur, and friend. But here is another view of him, by his daughter. It is a revealing portrait of a deeply loved man who was also a poet: “We missed our Father sadly when he began to write. I got to know well an approaching spell of inspiration. He became abstracted and jumpy. He usually wrote all night because the silence was necessary to him. These phases could last for anything from two to six weeks. We hardly saw him during that time as he seemed to live entirely on coffee and cigarettes. Only occasionally would he wander in to a meal, stuff a few grapes into his mouth, his eyes bulging with concentration, and wander out again.”

Richard Aldington: The Berkshire Kennet28-a • Richard Aldington: The Berkshire Kennet. 1986.

«Title-Page» The Berkshire Kennet | by Richard Aldington | [device in grey] | Privately Printed | 1986

«Description» June 1986. 60 copies. Octavo. 6 unnumbered leaves sewn and bound into tan wrappers. Titling label on the cover. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. (See also number 57, below.)

«Colophon» This poem first appeared in September 1923 in | To-day, a monthly magazine edited by Hol- | brook Jackson. It was often reprinted thereafter, | sometimes with deletions. The version printed | here is that of the original. | The poem is now published in an edition of 60 | copies by David Wilkinson for those attending | the Richard Aldington Symposium at Reading | University on the 8th and 9th of July 1986. | An additional 15 copies in a variant binding | were produced by the printer, R. T. Risk, who | completed the work at Francestown, New Hamp- | shire, in June 1986

«Annotations» Despite what the colophon states, the 60 copies were never distributed because of a serious dispute with David Wilkinson which only fully became clear after I finished the work. The saga took various unexpected and tendentious twists, so to explain I wrote a riposte in 1992 (see item 57, below).

28-b • Richard Aldington: The Berkshire Kennet. 1986.

«Description» The same but limited to 15 copies bound in a blue wrappers.

29 • Diana Mosley: The Writing of Rebecca West. 1986.

«Title-Page» Diana Mosley | The Writing of | Rebecca West | With a new Afterword | TYPOGRAPHEUM | Francestown: 1986

«Description» November 1986. 150 copies. Royal octavo. Case-bound in a dark blue cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. 48 pages. Linweave paper with a fore-edge deckled. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» This article originally appeared in The European, a magazine Diana Mosley edited for her husband. In preparation, she read all the works of the novelist and journalist, Rebecca West. She found in them an absurd snobbishness, a rather awful pretentiousness, and a strange and gloating love of violence, which however seemed more comic than sinister.

30 • Else Lasker-Schüler: Five Poems. Translated by Francis Golffing. 1986.

«Title-Page» FIVE POEMS | of Else Lasker-Schüler | Translated by Francis Golffing | [fleuron] | Privately Printed | 1986

«Description» 50 copies. Small octavo. 6 unnumbered leaves sewn and bound into tan overlapping wrappers. Titling label on the cover. Edges trimmed. Paper: Linweave Tarotext. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo.

31 • Francis Golffing: Poems 1966-1967. 1986.

«Title-Page» POEMS | 1966-1967 | by Francis Golffing | [fleuron] | Privately Printed: 1986

«Description» 45 copies. Small octavo. 8 unnumbered leaves sewn and bound into overlapping cream wrappers. Edges untrimmed. Printed on the cover.

Julia Older: A Little Wild32 • Julia Older: A Little Wild. 1987.

«Title-Page» Julia Older | A Little Wild | Poems & Woodcuts | [fleuron] | TYPOGRAPHEUM | Francestown: 1987

«Description» January 1987. 125 numbered copies. Signed by the poet. Royal octavo. Case-bound in a dark green cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. 40 pages. Illustrated: five woodcuts by the author: on pages [8], [14], [20], [24], and [28]. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

33 • Adrian Barlow: Answers for My Murdered Self. 1987.

«Title-Page» ANSWERS FOR MY | MURDERED SELF | by Adrian Barlow | [two fleurons]

«Description» February 1987. 150 copies. Royal octavo. Case-bound in a brown cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. 28 pages. Paper: Linweave paper. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» Richard Aldington is remembered as an Imagist poet, along with Hilda Doolittle and Ezra Pound, in the first decade of the 20th Century. However, the author argues that it was his poetry written after the First World War, and until the publication of his great war novel in 1929, Death of a Hero, that distinguishes his contribution to the literature of the time.

34 • Richard Aldington: In Winter. 1987.

«Title-Page» IN WINTER | by Richard Aldington | Drawings by Sylvia Nicolas O'Neill | [device] | TYPOGRAPHEUM | Francestown: 1987

«Description» June 1987. 100 copies. Signed by the artist. Small octavo. 16 pages sewn and bound in a light blue Fabriano Ingres wrappers. Titling label printed in blue on the cover. Edges untrimmed: deckle fore and bottom edges. Illustrated: two drawings by Sylvia Nicolas O'Neill printed from line blocks: frontispiece and on page [9]. Text paper: hand-made by J. Barcham Green. Text type-face in 12-point Bembo. Preserved in a case with a dark blue cloth from Van Heek and end-papers that are the same as the booklet covers and the same titling label. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» This undated poem was never published in Aldington's lifetime. In style and content it belongs to his prose poem cycle, The Love Poems of Myrrhine and Konallis, his second volume of verse which first appeared in 1917.

35 • Oswald Mosley: Two Germans of Genius. Edited with an Afterword by Diana Mosley. 1987.

«Title-Page» Two Germans of Genius | by Oswald Mosley | [swelled rule] | Edited and with an | Afterword by Diana Mosley. | [fleuron] | TYPOGRAPHEUM | FRANCESTOWN, 1987

«Description» September 1987. 125 copies. Royal octavo. Case-bound in a blue cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. 44 pages. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

Alister Kershaw: An Introduction to Leon Daudet36-a • Alister Kershaw (selected, introduced and translated by): An Introduction to Léon Daudet. 1988.

«Title-Page» An Introduction to | LEON DAUDET | by Alister Kershaw | With selections from his memoirs | [swelled rule] | FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT BY COUNEUS | TYPOGRAPHEUM | Francestown, 1988

«Description» February 1988. 200 copies. Royal octavo. Case-bound in dark blue Van Heek cloth. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. 76 pages. Illustrated: portrait printed from a line block: frontispiece. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» Léon Daudet (1867-1942) was a French writer whose work was read with respect even by those who disliked his political views. Alister Kershaw writes in his foreword that we are not likely to remain unaffected by “Daudet's unauthorized laugher, his jubilant heresies, his speculations which might lead to the most reprehensible conclusions, his shockingly carefree independence.”

36-b • Alister Kershaw (selected, introduced and translated by): An Introduction to Léon Daudet. 1988.

«Description» The same but ten copies, lettered (printed) A to J. Bound by Jelka Kershaw in half dark blue morocco with marbled sides. Titled in gilt on the back-strip. Top edge gilt. Grey end-papers.

37 • Claire Nicolas White: River Boy. 1988.

«Title-Page» River Boy | by | Claire Nicolas White | [device] | Drawings by Robert White | TYPOGRAPHEUM | Francestown: 1988

«Description» May 1988. 150 copies. Signed by the author. Royal octavo. Case-bound in a natural linen cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. 48 pages. Illustrated: two monochrome drawings by Robert White printed in sepia from half-tone screen blocks: frontispiece and on page [43]. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

38 • Norman Gates: Seed Poems. 1988.

«Title-Page» Seed Poems | [fleuron in red] | Norman Gates | Privately Printed [fleuron] 1988

«Description» August 1988. 110 copies. Octavo. 12 unnumbered leaves sewn and bound in dark red wrappers. Titling label on the cover. Trimmed flush. Paper: Strathmore. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo.

39 • Richard Aldington: Letters to Charles Clinch Bubb. 1988.

«Title-Page» ‘Bubb Booklets’ | Letters of | Richard Aldington | to Charles Clinch Bubb | Edited by | Dean H. Keller | With a Preface by | Alister Kershaw | [fleuron] | TYPOGRAPHEUM | Francestown [fleuron] 1988

«Description» August 1988. 150 copies. Royal octavo. Case-bound in a reddish-brown cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. 64 pages. Illustrated: reproductions of a title-page and “Printer's Note” printed from line blocks: frontispiece and on page [16]. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» Collected here are eighteen letters Richard Aldington wrote between 1916 and 1919 to an American private printer who published five of his earliest works.

40 • Johannes Bobrowski: Boehlendorff, A Short Story and Seven Poems. 1989.

«Title-Page» Boehlendorff | A short story | and | Seven Poems | by | Johannes Bobrowski | [swelled rule] | Translated by Francis Golffing | TYPOGRAPHEUM | Francestown [fleuron] 1989

«Description» January 1989. 125 copies. Royal octavo. Case-bound in a russet cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. 44 pages. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

Alfred de Musset: La Nuit de Mai41-a • Alfred de Musset: La Nuit de Mai. 1989.

«Title-Page» La Nuit de Mai | {A Night in May} | by | Alfred de Musset | With a translation by Claire Nicolas White | Drawings by Sylvia Nicolas O'Neill | [fleuron in blue] | TYPOGRAPHEUM | Francestown [fleuron] 1989

«Description» March 1989. 15 lettered (printed) copies. Signed by the translator, artist and printer. Small octavo. 12 unnumbered leaves sewn and bound in a dark-blue Canson Mi-Teintes paper. Titling label printed in blue on the cover. Edges trimmed flush. Illustrated: three drawings by Sylvia Nicolas O'Neill printed from line blocks: frontispiece and on pages [6] and [14]. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus. Preserved in a case with dark blue cloth from Van Heek and with matching end-papers and the same label on the cover.

41-b • Alfred de Musset: La Nuit de Mai. Translated by Claire Nicolas White. Drawings by Sylvia Nicolas O'Neill. 1989.

«Description» 85 copies. The same but not lettered or signed and without the case.

42 • Frank G. Harrington: James Hanley: A Bold and Unique Solitary. 1989.

«Title-Page» James Hanley: | A Bold and Unique Solitary | [device] | by Frank G. Harrington | TYPOGRAPHEUM | Francestown [fleuron] 1989

«Description» May 1989. 150 copies. Royal octavo. Case-bound in a blue cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. 52 pages. Illustrated: four Hanley family photographs printed on glossy paper from half-tone screen blocks: frontispiece and facing pages 14, 20, and 28. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Checklist of Hanley's works. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» James Hanley, novelist and playwright, was born in Dublin in 1901. He left home at 13, went to sea, fought in World War I as an underaged soldier, and eventually became a writer. For most of his life he lived quietly in Wales. Frank Harrington began to collect Hanley's books and became so intrigued that he wrote to the author and a friendship developed which lasted until the author died in 1985. All this is recounted here.

43 • Norman Gates: Statements. 1989.

«Title-Page» Statements | [fleuron in red] | Norman Gates | Privately Printed [fleuron] 1989

«Description» July 1989. 110 copies. Octavo. 12 unnumbered leaves sewn into wrappers. Titling label on the cover. Trimmed flush. Text paper: Linweave Text. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo.

44 • Diana Mosley: A European Diary. Selected, with a Preface, by Jasper Guinness. 1990.

«Title-Page» A EUROPEAN DIARY | Notes from the 1950s and 1960s | by Diana Mosley | [fleuron] | Selected, and with a Preface, | by Jasper Guinness | TYPOGRAPHEUM / 1990

«Description» February 1990. 125 copies. Royal octavo. Bound in a burgundy cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. 80 pages. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» Diana Mosley wrote a “Diary” for her husband's magazine, The European, which was published from 1953 to 1959. Her comments ranged widely, on such subjects for example as a “knock-about fancy dress party” which she believed the American political party conventions were, to a “Poires Duchesse ” served for dinner aboard a train run by British Rail. As is well known, she was a controversial figure and was frequently attacked in the English press.

Louis Simpson: Wei Weil45 • Louis Simpson: Wei Wei and Other Friends. 1990.

«Title-Page» WEI WEI | AND | OTHER FRIENDS | by Louis Simpson | Illustrated by Robert White | [fleuron] | Typographeum / 1990

«Description» April 1990. 200 numbered copies. Signed by the poet. Small octavo. 24 pages sewn and bound into grey overlapping wrappers. Titling label on the cover. Edges trimmed. Illustrated: monochrome design by Robert White printed from a half-tone screen block: frontispiece. Text paper: Lana Superior Laid; cover paper: Canson Mi-Teintes. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

46 • Gisèle d'Ailly: When I Was Ten. 1990.

«Title-Page» When I Was Ten | by | Gisele d'Ailly | [fleuron in red] | Typographeum / 1990

«Description» May 1990. 80 copies. Octavo. 20 pages sewn and bound in over-lapping brown wrappers. Titling label on the cover. Edges untrimmed: fore and bottom deckled. Illustrated: three family photographs printed from half-tone screen blocks: on pages [6], [14], and [17]. Text paper: Frankfurt Cream; cover paper: Canson Mi-Tientes. Text type-face: 14-point Bembo.

«Annotations» In this long poem Gisèle recalls a childhood visit to her mother's family home, the castle of Hainfeld, in Lower Styria, Austria. It was 1922, and everything there was endlessly fascinating for a little girl of ten. But she also discovered that the old aristocratic way of life had been profoundly shaken by the recent War.

Alister Kershaw: I Love47-a • Alister Kershaw: I Love. 1990.

«Title-page» I Love | A poem by | Alister Kershaw | Set to music by | Christopher Connolly | [fleuron in gold] | Typographeum / 1990

«Description» June 1990. 10 lettered copies. Signed by the composer. Octavo. 20 pages sewn into ivy wrappers. Titling label on the cover. Edges untrimmed: fore-edge deckled. Musical score by Christopher Connolly printed from line blocks: pages [8], [9], [10], and [11]. Text paper: Johannot; cover paper: Canson Mi-Tientes. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Preserved in a case with a dark green cloth from Van Heek and with the same titling label on the cover. Separate prospectus.

«Colophon» Seventy-five copies of this book | have been printed and bound | by R. T. Risk during June 1990. | An additional ten copies, | lettered A - J, have been signed | by the composer, and enclosed | in a cloth case. Deo Lavs. |This is copy: [printed letters A through J]

47-b • Alister Kershaw: I Love. Music by Christopher Connolly. 1990.

«Description» The same but not signed or cased. 75 copies.

48 • Alister Kershaw: Empty Rooms. 1990.

«Title-Page» Empty Rooms | [swelled rule] | Alister Kershaw | Typographeum / 1990

«Description» September 1990. 75 copies. Royal octavo. Case-bound in an olive cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed. 32 pages. Paper: Mohawk Superfine. Text type-face: 12-point Baskerville. Separate prospectus.

49 • Frank G. Harrington: Praise Past Due, A Memoir of Richard Ellis. 1991.

«Title-Page» Frank G. Harrington | Praise Past Due | A Memoir of Richard Ellis | Designer and Printer 1894-1982 | [device] | Typographeum / 1991

«Description» March 1991. 175 copies. Royal octavo. Case-bound in a red cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed. 80 pages. Illustrated: photographic portrait printed from a half-tone screen block on glossy paper, trimmed and tipped in, and five reproductions of title-pages printed from line blocks within the text: frontispiece (the photograph) and on pages 18, 20, 26, 32, 39. The captions for the reproductions are printed in red. Paper: Mohawk Superfine. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Short Title Checklist of the Books Designed and/or Printed by Richard Ellis. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» Richard Ellis was an American printer respected for his technical skill and his understanding of the requisites of literature. He published under his own imprint, The Georgian Press, in the late 1920s and afterward designed many books for the Limited Editions Club.

50 • Roy Campbell: Mass at Dawn. 1991.

«Title-Page» Mass at Dawn | A poem by | Roy Campbell | Set to music by Christopher Connolly | Typographeum / 1991

«Description» July 1991. 75 copies. Octavo. 20 pages sewn and bound in dark green overlapping wrappers. Titling label on the cover. Edges untrimmed. The musical setting by Christopher Connolly was printed from line blocks: on pages [9], [10], [11], [12], and [13]. Text paper: Mohawk Superfine; Cover paper Canson Mi-Teintes. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» This poem and musical setting were first published in 1984 (number 21, above), but we decided to re-issue it with a revised score, reset type, and a different format, in recognition of the 90th anniversary of Roy Campbell's birth on 2 October 1901 at Durban, South Africa.

Xan Fielding: Aeolus Displayed51 • Xan Fielding: Aeolus Displayed. 1991.

«Title-Page» Aeolus Displayed | by | Xan Fielding | Typographeum / 1991

«Description» October 1991. 150 copies. Royal octavo. Case-bound in a light blue cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Edges untrimmed. Quotation from ‘Sweeney Erect’ by T. S. Eliot printed separately and tipped in as a frontispiece, 5¼ x 3½ inches. Paper: Mohawk Superfine. Text type-face is 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» This is about the wind in legend, literature, and history, from how the Ancients regarded it as a god to its use in recent times to generate electricity. Tucked into my own copy of the book, I found a review which I think, immodestly, might be shared, considering who the critic was. The hand-writing at the bottom is that of Diana Mosley.

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