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1. 1959. FOREST 1959. FOREST I see the shadow of a tree One sheet of cream card, 19 x 22 cm. Unfolded but notionally divided into two panels, the left half blank, the right half containing the Poem 'Forest' in black script. Above the poem is a black and white engraving of a stylized tree design and two figures, a speckled bird and a tiger. The initials 'HB' are in the lower right-hand corner.

2. 1957. CAROL 1957. CAROL Sing barren tree One sheet, 13 x 23 cm. Printed on beige card. Two indented vertical lines divide the document into three equal panels. In the right-hand panel is the poem 'Carol'. The left and middle panels are occupied by a stylized tree motif against the background of a stylized sun. The design includes the outlines of two indeterminate winged figures. Above the design is the title 'Carol'.

3. 1958. YOUNG PINE 1958. YOUNG PINE Should suns descend One sheet folded once, the upper fold covering half the lower fold. 15 x 19 cm. The upper fold has a wood engraving of a small pine tree with the topmost frond dissolving into an abstract spiral pattern. The uncovered portion of the lower fold has the title 'YOUNG PINE' and the poem in red. The initials 'BH' are in the lower left-hand corner of the engraving.

4. 1971. INVOCATION 1971. INVOCATION Nameless Angel of rough flames One sheet, 41 x 15 cm, with single folds between the upper engraving and the poem, as issued. With two wood engravings: a fiery sphere in orange, between the title and the poem, and an abstract swirl, in purple, below the poem. The title and the colophon are printed in purple. Christmas 1971.

5. 1977. KINDNESS 1977. KINDNESS Two sheets, folded once, 13 x 9 cm. Includes three poems: 'Caress,' 'At,' and 'In Common.' A wood engraving of a star motif, in gold, is printed below each poem; the same engraving appears below the title, in blue and in gold, and above the colophon, in gold and blue. A wood engraving of a female nude, in gold, is printed opposite 'At.' The titles, text, and colophon are printed in red. Red, green, and indigo marbled wrappers. Indigo free endpapers. Forty bound copies. Saint Valentine's Day 1977.

6. 1986. [A KEEPSAKE] 1986. [A KEEPSAKE] One sheet, 24 x 12 cm. There is no poem. With one wood engraving of a Jack-in-the-pulpit flower, in red, printed above the colophon. Christmas 1986 & The New Year 1987.

7. 1983. [SALAMANDER] 1983. [SALAMANDER] First Word One sheet, folded twice, 25 x 15 cm. With one wood engraving of a salamander, in black and red, printed at the centre of the four stanzas of the poem, which forms the arms of a cross. The colophon is printed in red. Christmas 1983.

8. 1970. UNDER OTHER MOONS 1970. UNDER OTHER MOONS SAID Cecropia One sheet, 36 x 16 cm, with one fold between the engraving and the poem, as issued. With one wood engraving of a Cecropia moth and two moons, in olive, between the title and the poem. The title and colophon are printed in indigo. Christmas 1970.

9. 1977. GARDENER 1977. GARDENER Attending, death being done One sheet, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 25 x 19 cm, uncut and untrimmed. With one wood engraving of iris and rose flowers, in indigo, above the poem. The poem is printed in alternating lines of lime green and black. Forty bound copies. Bound in beige, blue, and black patterned wrappers, with a paper label printed in black pasted on a green label, 3.1 x 9 cm, pasted on the wrappers. Black pastedown with burnt orange free endpapers. The binding is one of three variant bindings, the other two being: beige, gold and black (or green, white, and black) patterned wrappers. There is also a variant label, in burnt orange. Christmas 1977.

10. 1979. BODY OF WATER 1979. BODY OF WATER IT is the wind's pattern One sheet, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 16 x 13 cm, uncut and untrimmed. With one wood engraving of a pond, in olive, with the poem superimposed, in black. The half title is printed in olive. Coral, dark green and pale green marbled wrappers with brown pastedown and indigo free endpapers. There are two variant bindings: red, green and blue marbled endpapers with brown pastedown and indigo free endpapers; green, orange, sand, and black marbled wrappers with orange pastedown and purple free endpapers. Eighty-four copies, of which forty were bound. Christmas 1979.

11. 1976. SHINER 1976. SHINER NOW on black sand a dented One sheet, 26 x 15 cm. With two wood engravings: a fish, in deep turquoise, between the title and the poem; an abstract swirl, in olive, between the poem and the colophon. The title and colophon are printed in indigo. Christmas 1976.

12. 1975. PSYCHE TO EROS 1975. PSYCHE TO EROS OR AFTER, in the brilliant, silenced host One sheet, 40 x 15 cm, with one fold below the poem, as issued. With one wood engraving of a dahlia, in gold, between the title and the poem. The title, poem, and colophon are printed in red. Saint Valentine's Day 1975.

13. 1973. LINES FOR A LADY LEARNING TO READ 1973. LINES FOR A LADY LEARNING TO READ ASK ME NOT YOUR PROPER NAME One sheet, folded twice, 20 x 15 cm, untrimmed. An acrostic poem with the initial letters, in red, forming the name ASTRID. The title of the poem is printed on the first leaf, between horizontal lines, all in red. This copy lacks a binding but bound copies exist, bound in blue and brown marbled wrappers and having brown pastedown with blue free endpapers.

14. 1979. GALE 1979. GALE YOU huddle against my shoulder One sheet, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 21 x 11 cm. With one wood engraving of a feather, in black. The title and the colophon are printed in red. Blue, indigo, and rust marbled wrappers, with a white paper label printed in red pasted on a green label, 3 x 4.2 cm, pasted on the wrappers. Brown endpapers. Thirty-five numbered copies of which this is number 2.

15. 1961. CHARM FOR MARTHA 1961. CHARM FOR MARTHA WHO is three? One sheet, 26 x 11 cm. Printed on blue tissue paper. Other copies were printed on various colours with blue or green predominating. For Martha Fleming.

16. 1960. MUTE WOMAN 1960. MUTE WOMAN When all conceived One sheet, folded once, 22 x 8 cm, untrimmed. With one wood engraving printed in black on paper, 12.8 x 3 cm, depicting a tree by water, with flowers, a bird, and fish, signed B.H., pasted onto the first leaf. A wood engraving of The Gauntlet Press printer's device, a gauntleted fist holding a tree symbol, is superimposed above the colophon. Christmas 1960.

17. 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.

18. 1973. THRESHOLDS 1973. THRESHOLDS Six sheets, folded twice, printed on double leaves, with one additional sheet of olive paper, folded once, 23 x 15 cm, uncut and untrimmed. With two abstract wood engravings of a shoreline printed in black on paper 3.9 x 6.5 cm and mounted on the olive leaves, With nineteen poems: 'Word of Warning', 'Swimmer', 'Returned', 'Sigil', 'Sanctuary', 'Day-dream Reproved', 'Ritual', 'Love', 'Death', 'Threshold', 'Fountain', 'Morning', 'Parting', 'Habit', 'Sleeping Woman', 'Island', 'Edge', 'Figurehead', and 'Undertow'. The half title is on the third front free endpaper. The title on the title page, the titles of the poems, a decorative rule below each poem, and the title of the colophon are printed in red. The 'GP' printer's device, in gold, is printed above the imprint on the title page. Bound in quarter black buckram with coral and orange marbled paper covered boards, with a white paper label, 2.8 x 7.3 cm, printed in black, pasted on the upper cover. Brown pastedown with violet and brown free endpapers. Seventy numbered copies of which this is number 46.

19. 1980. A DEFENCE OF POETRY 1980. A DEFENCE OF POETRY ONE does not scry One sheet, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 14 x 12 cm, uncut and untrimmed. With one wood engraving, in red, of a swirl, on the leaf opposite the poem. The half title, title and colophon are printed in red. Bound in green, gold and red marbled wrappers. Olive pastedown with indigo free endpapers. Seventy-six copies, of which forty were bound. Christmas 1980.

20. 2002 (?). AFTERNOON ON THE LAKE 2002 (?). AFTERNOON ON THE LAKE LIGHT as the effortless light honed on the water, a just One sheet of white paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case, in aquamarine. Poem is printed in black, save the first word, which is capitalized and rubricated. Above the title is a double-scroll shaped printer's ornament (from the font 'Beautiful Ornaments Three'), in violet. Below the poem is: 'Richard Outram', in aquamarine. Immediately below is the same printer's ornament, but smaller, in red. At the foot of the page is a note about the poem's previous publication in Toronto Life, in violet.
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