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1. 1993. AROUND & ABOUT THE TORONTO ISLANDS 1993. AROUND & ABOUT THE TORONTO ISLANDS Toronto Islands (Ont.)--Poetry 19 p., 22 x 14 cm. With fourteen poems: 'Hanlan's as Lunatic Venue', 'Together on Gibraltar Point', 'Picnic Table', 'Time and Again on Olympic', 'Halfway Along', 'Vessel [Aboard the Cayuga]', 'Sojourn on Snake Island', 'Tutelary Abroad on the Boardwalk', 'Island Residents', 'Bank Swallow on Algonquin (In Memory of F.L.B.)', 'Shade on Ward's (for Arrow)', 'Tower Across the Water', 'Meet Stance at the Eastern Gap', and 'Trillium'. With a compass rose, in black, printed between the title and author on the title page, before the title of each poem, and above the colophon. Beige, blue and dark rust wrappers. Rust free endpapers. Forty-five numbered copies of which this is number 14.

2. 1995. EROS DESCENDING 1995. EROS DESCENDING Love poetry; Man-woman relationships--Poetry 28 p., 26 x 17 cm. With sixteen poems: 'Late Love Poem', 'Yacketty Sax', 'Feats of Frailty', 'Explicit', 'The Gift', 'Generation', 'Tobias Ardent', 'Summer Storm', 'Diapason in Thimble Theatre', 'Drama', 'Brought Heart to Heart', 'Scorn from the Throne', 'Poem on Our Anniversary', 'Valentine', 'Eros Incarnate', and 'Magdalena Enamoured'. With ten single ornaments, in red, printed in a triangle below the author's name on the title page; one ornament, in red, on the dedication page; one ornament, in red, opposite the first poem; two ornaments, in red, at the end of the contents page; and one ornament, in red, above the colophon. The 'Contents' title is printed in red. Bound in orange- and silver-flecked orange handmade Japanese paper, with a five-hole Japanese-style indigo silk thread binding. Indigo free endpapers. Forty numbered copies of which this is number 7.

3. 1994. PERIPATETICS: some annotations, glosses, and divers comments upon Around & about the Toronto Islands 1994. PERIPATETICS: some annotations, glosses, and divers comments upon Around & about the Toronto Islands 37 p., 25 x 18 cm. With a colour laser copy of a photograph of a boardwalk bound in before page 5. With three compass roses on the title page, and above the colophon. Bound in green handmade Japanese paper, with a five-hole Japanese-style red silk thread binding. Brown free endpapers. Forty-five numbered copies of which this is number 44.

4. 1994. TRADECRAFT and other uncollected poems 1994. TRADECRAFT and other uncollected poems 42 p., 25 x 17 cm. With twenty-three poems: 'A Green Stone Loon', 'Ophelia Illumined', 'Error in Mirror in Error' 'Railway', 'Hero and Heroine', 'School in Full Sunlight', 'Neighbour', 'Night Vision', 'Dr. Millmoss Recovered', 'Herrings', 'Around and About', 'Remark', 'Full Circle', 'Barbed Wire', 'My Grandmother', 'Gramp', 'In Memory of Northrop Frye', 'From a Flemish Diptych', 'Stage Crew', 'Informal Portrait', The Price of Admission', 'The Flight out of Egypt', 'and 'Tradecraft'. A photocopied cartoon printed on a turquoise sheet is bound in before page 7. With an abstract geometric ornament, in black, printed below the title on the title page, at the end of the text, and above the colophon. Bound in blue handmade Japanese paper, with a five-hole Japanese-style magenta silk thread binding. Green free endpapers. Forty numbered copies of which this is number 5.

5. 2000. MS CASSIE 2000. MS CASSIE 83 separate broadside sheets, unnumbered. The first four pages consist of: half-title with copyright statement on verso; title page; dedication page; and preface. The body of the work comprises seventy-seven broadsides on papers of various colours, each combining a poem by Richard Outram with a design by Barbara Howard. Some of the broadsides contain additional material on the verso. The last two broadside sheets are blank. An index of the collection's contents by spreads is appended.

6. 1994. And growes to something of great constancie...being a SYZYGY and some reflections on it 1994. And growes to something of great constancie...being a SYZYGY and some reflections on it Yin-yang [28] p., 28 x 19 cm., printed on the recto only. With a photocopied yin-yang symbol, in black, on the title page below the author's name. Bound in lime green paper, with a photocopied yin-yang symbol, in black, front and back, with a five-hole Japanese-style indigo silk thread binding.

7. Richard Outram: A Passion for Poetry Richard Outram: A Passion for Poetry Outram, Richard Daley, 1930-2005--Interviews; Poetry An interview with Richard Outram conducted by Michael Enright, originally broadcast on the CBC radio program "Sunday Edition" (Hour 3) on 7 April 2002. The interview flows through various topics, from Outram's early years working for the CBC to influences such as Northrop Frye and the natural world, and includes Outram's reading of four of his poems. Several key points that come through in the interview include: the importance of perfecting one's language; that extensive reading has been critical to the creation of his poetry; and that both the reading and teaching of poetry in school must not be lost. The interview concludes with Outram's hope that the poet may find a degree of "forming influence" for the better in the world.

8. 1974. LOCUS 1974. LOCUS Eight sheets, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 23 x 14 cm, uncut and untrimmed. The title on the title page is printed in indigo, as are the titles of each of the seventeen poems within. Most poems are illustrated with a wood engraving printed below or opposite: a marsh marigold, in yellow, below the dedication; 'Hummingbird'; 'Monarch in Autumn' with an aster, in purple, below, and a monarch butterfly, in black and orange, opposite; "Spring Field with Bobolinks' with a marsh marigold, in yellow, below; 'Sighting' with an Indian paintbrush, in orange, below; 'Great Horned Owl' with an aster, in purple, below; 'Scrub Thorn' with a marsh marigold, in yellow, below; a great horned owl, in olive; a lake and shoreline profile, in deep blue; 'Spruce' with an Indian paintbrush, in orange, below; 'North-west Wind' with an aster, in purple, below; 'Conversation on the Lawn' with a marsh marigold, in yellow, below; 'Mushroom' with an Indian paintbrush, in orange, below; 'Glance' with an aster, in purple, below; 'Hearth' with a marsh marigold, in yellow, below; 'Evening' with an Indian paintbrush, in orange, below; 'From Willow-sifted Fire' with an aster, in purple, below; a diving kingfisher and its reflection, in indigo; a crayfish, in orange; 'Prone' with a marsh marigold, in yellow, below; 'Surrounded by Water'; 'Shoreline' with an Indian paintbrush, in orange, below, and a shoreline, in violet and light olive, opposite. The 'G.P' printer's device, in indigo, is printed above the colophon. A picket gate, in gold, is printed on the title page and opposite the colophon. The binding is quarter green buckram, with fore-edge strip, with blue and red marbled paper covered boards. A variant binding exists: quarter red cloth, with fore-edge strip, with blue and red marbled paper covered boards. Brown pastedown with green and brow free endpapers. Variant pastedowns and endpapers also exist: indigo pastedown with olive and indigo free endpapers; and olive pastedown with indigo and olive free endpapers. Eighty numbered copies of which this is numbered H-C.

9. 1976. ARBOR 1976. ARBOR Trees--Poetry Four sheets, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 23 x 15 cm, uncut and untrimmed. Most of the eight poems are illustrated with a wood engraving printed below or opposite: a leaf, in dark gold, is printed on the title page above the imprint; 'Poplar' with a leaf, in green, printed below; 'Beech' with two leaves and the sun, in dark orange, printed on the leaf opposite; 'Maple'; 'Willow' with a leaf, in yellow, and a pool of water in dark green, printed below; 'Arboretum' with a leaf, in dark green, printed below once on each of two pages; 'Birch' with a leaf and the sun, in yellow, printed below; 'Elm'; 'Apple' with leaves in green superimposed on a sunburst, in orange, printed on the leaf opposite; a leaf, in brown, printed opposite the colophon. The half title is on the front free endpaper. The title on the title page is printed in purple, as are the titles of the poems and the title of the colophon. The 'GP' printer's device, in green, is printed below the colophon. The binding is quarter black buckram with brown, green, and coral marbled paper covered boards. A variant binding also exists: quarter black buckram with green and white marbled paper covered boards. This copy lacks the white paper label printed in green and black that is pasted on the spine of some copies. Purple pastedown with brown, green, and violet free endpapers. Sixty numbered copies of which this is numbered I.

10. 1972. CREATURES 1972. CREATURES Animals--Poetry Four sheets, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 26 x 16 cm, uncut and untrimmed. With twelve wood engravings, including a swirl on the title page, in purple. Includes eleven poems, with titles printed in red. Each poem is illustrated with a wood engraving printed below the poem, except for 'Snake', which is printed on the page following: 'Sparrow' with a sparrow, in dark turquoise; 'Otter in Quick Rage' with an otter, in gold; 'Cat in Repose' with a cat, in purple; 'Someone Seen Corvine' with a crow, in deep violet; 'Lioness at Lake Simcoe' with a lioness, in gold; 'Regina Muskoka in Shallows' with a shoreline profile, in deep violet; 'Love from Woolworth' with a goldfish in water, in orange; 'Frog' with two frogs entwined, in light olive; 'Speculation' with two dragonflies, in purple; 'Sometimes' with a spider in its web, in blue; 'Snake' with a snake, in dark turquoise. The title is printed in red on the title page; the GP printer's device, in red, is above the colophon. The binding is green, yellow, and orange marbled wrappers with indigo and green free endpapers. Two other variant bindings also exist: green, yellow and orange marbled wrappers with indigo and dark orange endpapers; and orange marbled wrappers with indigo and dark orange free endpapers. Sixty numbered copies of which this is number 60.

11. 2001. LIGHTFALL 2001. LIGHTFALL Inkjet-printed book, 18 unfolded sheets gathered making 36 pages, 26 x 18 cm. Limited edition of 40 copies of which this is copy 20. With 26 poems: 'Seldom,' 'Morning star,' 'Amanda Immortal,' 'Goneril backstage,' 'The beauty of Lear’s daughters,' 'A prayer to Aphrodite Pandemos,' 'The accuser as entropy,' 'Torture,' 'Lions on the horizon,' 'Quicksilver,' 'Triptych,' 'Catch,' 'Seadog dead sober,' 'Phoenix in ashes,' 'Riddle of Wound,' 'And prevailed not,' 'Wormwood,' 'Amanda cast vestal,' 'Amanda off-book,' 'Amanda, and cello, distant,' 'Amanda abed,' 'That night in the field,' 'A particular grace,' 'Carnal,' 'The angel of glass bevel,' 'Mirror of meaning.' Title page has the title ‘LIGHTFALL’ in red, below it a single horizontal line in red and below that ‘RICHARD OUTRAM’ in aquamarine. Beneath that is a vertical sequence of three spiral designs, the largest, in gold, at the top, the second largest, in blue, below it; and the smallest, in red, at the bottom of the sequence. At the foot of the page is: ‘THE GAUNTLET PRESS’ in aquamarine, below which is ‘TORONTO’ in aquamarine and below that: ‘MMI’ in red. The titles of the poems are each printed in red. A number of poems also have subtitles in aquamarine. Below each poem is a spiral design similar to those on the title page. These are coloured variously in blue, purple, pink, saffron, red, green, yellow or aquamarine. Binding is of handmade Japanese paper decorated with a sequence of overlapping multicoloured undulations composed of thin bands of red, pale blue, pink, black and purple. The colours are outlined and flecked with gold.

12. 1994. A MODEST COLLECTION OF CATS FOR A HAPPY OCCASION 1994. A MODEST COLLECTION OF CATS FOR A HAPPY OCCASION Cats--Poetry Letterpress book. 18 p. 24 x 17 cm. With five poems: 'In a shop window,' 'Sport,' 'Cat hunting,' 'Instance: cat drinking,' and 'Cat in moonlight.' The entire book is printed in black. Only recto pages are printed on; verso pages are left blank. Title page gives the full title as: ’A MODEST COLLECTION OF CATS for A HAPPY OCCASION’. Beneath the title is a quotation from Christopher Smart’s poem ‘Jubilate Agno’. At the bottom of the page is: ‘RICHARD OUTRAM’. The title, the quotation and the author statement are each situated directly above a five-pointed star. The binding is brown, yellow, gold and purple marbled paper. Colophon, including the additional poem '[Igor]': "A modest collection is hereby produced by Barbara and Richard Outram for a happy occasion: the seventieth birthday of Frances Gage 22 August 1994 and in fond memory of Igor."

13. 1996. LUX EST UMBRA DEI 1996. LUX EST UMBRA DEI Or such is our surmise One olive sheet 28 x 22 cm. Poem title is printed in italics in aquamarine; followed by an opening line printed in red; an eight-line stanza in aquamarine; a four-line stanza printed in red; a single line, in red; a four-line stanza, in red; an eight-line stanza, in aquamarine; and a closing single line, in red. At the head and foot of the poem is a motif in gold consisting of a horizontal oblong box with slightly convex sides containing an oblong fillet in relief and, within that, a pattern of four horizontally sequenced sets of three concentric circles, in relief. At each side of the poem is a vertically sequenced set of three stylized seven-petalled flower-heads, each of a different size, in gold. Colophon on the reverse, printed in red and blue: |BARBARA & RICHARD OUTRAM| CHRISTMAS 1996| THE GAUNTLET PRESS| Beneath is a seven-petalled flower head, in gold. Christmas 1996. Floral images taken from the font family Pre-Columbian Ornaments One.

14. 2000. FATHERS AND BROTHERS 2000. FATHERS AND BROTHERS Each to his first war they went Fathers--Poetry; Brothers--Poetry; War casualties--Poetry One sheet 22 x 28 cm. Poem's titles is printed in upper case, in black. The poem is printed in black. At the head of the poem is a rectangle containing a cluster of trees, blocked in blind, against a violet background; and at the foot, a stylized poppy flower-head, in red. Colophon on reverse in red and black: | IN REMEMBRANCE | November 11, 2000 | Barbara & Richard Outram | The Gauntlet Press | . Immediately below is a stylized poppy flower-head, in red. Botanical images are from the font family Arts & Crafts Dingbats.

15. 1998. STRING FIGURES 1998. STRING FIGURES In Povungnituk, and Masset One sheet 28 x 22 cm. Poem's title is printed in upper case, in blue, followed by 'FOR CAMILLA', in red; then by the poem, printed in italics, in indigo; and finally by the poet's name printed in upper case, in blue. Above the poem's title is the outline of an animal with antlers, in red. Around the whole is a rectangular border composed of a sequence of seven different endless knot designs, in gold. Colophon on the reverse, consisting of GP monogram, in red; and beneath it: | 'The Gauntlet Press |1998' | in black. The antlered creature is from the font family CavePaintingDingbats; the knots are from VTCelticKnots.

16. 2001. THE GREAT PERCHERONS OF HEAVEN DESCEND TO PLOUGH THE BATTLEFIELDS OF PEACE 2001. THE GREAT PERCHERONS OF HEAVEN DESCEND TO PLOUGH THE BATTLEFIELDS OF PEACE Where my dismounted father, on Hill 60 War casualties--Poetry; Fathers--Poetry One sheet 28 x 22 cm. Poem's title is printed in upper case, in violet. The poem is printed in black. Immediately below is a stylized poppy flowerhead, in red. Beneath that is a rectangle containing a cluster of trees, in blind, against a violet background. The colophon is immediately below, in red and black: | 'In Remembrance | November 11, 2001' | 'Barbara & Richard Outram | The Gauntlet Press' | . Around the whole is a triple-fillet rectangular border, in red. Botanical images are from the font family Arts & Crafts Dingbats.

17. 2001. MIDSUMMER LOVERS 2001. MIDSUMMER LOVERS What is it in the fountained elm One sheet 28 x 22 cm. Poem's title is printed in upper case, in burgundy. The poem is printed in black, superimposed on a background of a swirling foliage 11.5 x 5.5 cm, in green. Colophon, immediately below: | Barbara and Richard Outram | The Gauntlet Press | CHRISTMAS | 2001 | , in burgundy except for the word CHRISTMAS, in green. Around the whole is a triple-fillet rectangular border 2.8 x 19.4 cm, consisting of an inner and outer fillet, both in aquamarine, and between them a fillet in blue. The foliage is generic and taken from the font family VenusFlytrap-Dingbats.

18. 1969. PETITION TO EROS 1969. PETITION TO EROS PERMIT, SIR, this identity Love poetry One sheet 35 x 20 cm, untrimmed, with single folds above the title and between the first engraving and second stanza, and between the final stanza and the ornament, as issued. With two wood engravings, in vermilion: two lovers entwined, between the first and second and the second and third stanzas. A small ornament with rules on either side, all in vermilion, is printed below the poem. The colophon is printed in vermilion. Saint Valentine's Day 1969.

19. 1997. ...AFTER THE WATER-BROOKS 1997. ...AFTER THE WATER-BROOKS Beneath the summer's palsied sun I bend Children--Poetry One sheet folded in half horizontally. Between the title and the five-stanza poem is the Greek letter omega in bold with the circular portion of the letter blocked in red. The reverse side, in addition to the colophon in black print, contains an account of the genesis of the poem sixteen years earlier. Saint Valentine's Day 1997.

20. 2002. TUNDRA SWANS 2002. TUNDRA SWANS Before the sun unsaid One sheet folded in half horizontally. Immediately above the three-stanza poem the title appears in red upper-case letters. At the head and foot of the poem is an abstract design of squares and rectangles, the upper in relief, the lower in bold. The whole is surrounded by a rectangular triple fillet in red. The reverse side, in addition to the colophon, contains a note indicating that the design is the last of Barbara Howard's contributions to The Gauntlet Press. Christmas 2002. The ornaments are from the font family Arts & Crafts Dingbats.
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