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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 8vo. Case-bound in a red cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. 156 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece and five plates. Paper: Linweave with a deckle edge. 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. 6 unnumbered leaves sewn and bound into tan paper wrappers with a titling label on the front. Paper: Linweave with a deckle fore-edge. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. [See also item 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 due to a serious dispute with David Wilkinson who had peculiar ideas about what he could demand and what he would actually do with the copies. Because we could not agree, I called for them all to be returned. However that was not the end of the controversy. The whole thing is explained in an article I printed in 1992 (see below, item number 57).

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

«Description» The same but limited to 15 copies bound in a blue paper 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 8vo. Case-bound in a dark blue cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. 48 pages. Linweave paper with a deckle fore-edge. 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. 6 unnumbered leaves sewn and bound into tan overlapping paper wrappers with a titling label on the front. 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. 8 unnumbered leaves sewn and bound into overlapping cream wrappers. Printed on the front.

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 copies. Numbered and signed by the poet. Royal 8vo. Case-bound in a dark green cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. 40 pages. Illustrated with five woodcuts by the author. Paper: Linweave with a deckle edge. 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 8vo. Case-bound in a brown cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. 28 pages. Linweave paper with a deckle fore-edge. 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. Drawings by Sylvia Nicolas O'Neill. 1987.

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

«Description» June 1987. 100 copies. Signed by the artist. 16 pages sewn and bound in a light blue Fabriano Ingres paper from Italy. Titling label on the front. The text paper is hand-made by J. Barcham Green in England. It is preserved in a case covered in a dark blue cloth from Van Heek and with end-papers that are the same as the booklet covers. Text type-face in 12-point Bembo. 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 8vo. Case-bound in a blue cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. 44 pages. Paper: Linweave with a deckle fore-edge. 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 8vo. Case-bound in dark blue Van Heek cloth. Titling label on the back-strip. 76 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece. Paper: Linweave with a deckle fore-edge. 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 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 8vo. Case-bound in a natural linen cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. 48 pages. Illustrated with frontispiece and one drawing at the end. The paper is Linweave with a deckle fore-edge. The text type is 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

38 • Norman Gates: Seed Poems. 1988.

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

«Description» August 1988. 110 copies. Small 8vo. 12 unnumbered leaves sewn and bound in paper wrappers, cut flush, with titling label on the front. 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 8vo. Case-bound in a reddish-brown cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. 64 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece and one in the text. Linweave paper with a deckle fore-edge. 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 | Translated by Francis Golffing | TYPOGRAPHEUM | Francestown [fleuron] 1989

«Description» January 1989. 125 copies. Royal 8vo. Case-bound in a russet cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. 44 pages. Linweave paper with a deckle fore-edge. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

Alfred de Musset: La Nuit de Mai41-a • Alfred de Musset: La Nuit de Mai. Translated by Claire Nicolas White. Drawings by Sylvia Nicolas O'Neill. 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 copies. Lettered A to O and signed by the translator, artist and printer. Sewn and bound in a dark-blue Canson Mi-Teintes paper from France. Trimmed. Preserved in a case with matching paper and a dark blue cloth from Van Heek with a titling label on the front. 12 unnumbered leaves. Illustrated: frontispiece and two line blocks. Paper: Linweave. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

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

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

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 8vo. Case-bound in a blue cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. 52 pages. Illustrated with four pages of Hanley family photographic reproductions. Linweave paper with a deckle fore-edge. Text type-face is 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. 12 unnumbered leaves sewn into wrappers cut flush with a titling label on the front. 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, with a Preface, | by Jasper Guinness | TYPOGRAPHEUM / 1990

«Description» February 1990. 125 copies. Royal 8vo. Bound in a burgundy cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. 80 pages. Linweave paper with a deckle edge. 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, for example, on the “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. Illustrated by Robert White. 1990.

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

«Description» April 1990. 200 copies. Numbered and signed by the poet. 24 pages sewn and bound into grey overlapping paper wrappers with a titling label on the front. 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. Small 8vo. 20 pages sewn and bound in over-lapping brown paper wrappers with a titling label on the front. Illustrated: 3 family photographs printed by half-tone screen blocks. 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.

47-a • Alister Kershaw: I Love. Music by Christopher Connolly. 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 copies. Lettered A to J and signed by the composer. 20 pages sewn and bound in ivy paper wrappers from Canson Mi-Tientes with a titling label on the front. Laid in a case with a green cloth from Van Heek. Paper: Johannot. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

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 8vo. Case-bound in an olive cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. 32 pages. Paper: Mohawk Superfine. Text type-face: 12-point Baskerville. Separate prospectus.

Frank G. Harrington: Praise Past Due49 • 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 8vo. Case-bound in a red cloth from Van Heek. Printed label on the back-strip. 80 pages. Illustrated: frontispiece, five reproductions in the text. 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. Music by Christopher Connolly. 1991.

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

«Description» July 1991. 75 copies. 20 pages sewn and bound in overlapping wrappers with a titling label on the front. Text paper: Mohawk Superfine; Cover paper Canson Mi-Teintes. Text type-face: 12-point Bembo. Separate prospectus.

«Annotations» This poem and the musical setting were issued in 1984, but the entire thing was re-done 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 8vo. Case-bound in a light blue cloth from Van Heek. Titling label on the back-strip. Frontispiece quotation from ‘Sweeney Erect’ by T. S. Eliot tipped in. 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 this book, I find a review which I think, immodestly, might be shared, considering who the critic was.

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