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21. 1972. EROS INCARNATE 1972. EROS INCARNATE BEYOND the reach One sheet, 44 x 14 cm, with single folds between the title and the poem and above the second engraving, as issued. With two wood engravings: a floral motif, in purple, above the title; a female nude, in red, below the poem. The title is printed in red, the colophon in purple. Saint Valentine's Day 1972.

22. 1985. ECLIPSE 1985. ECLIPSE O brought to bear defaced by night One sheet, 25 x 16 cm. With one wood engraving of a sun in eclipse, in red, ringed by uneven horizontal and vertical lines, in black. The text of the poem and the colophon are printed in red. Christmas 1985 & The New Year 1986.

23. 1968. ERROR IN MIRROR IN ERROR 1968. ERROR IN MIRROR IN ERROR THEN let him glance sideways One sheet, 40 x 20 cm, untrimmed, with single folds above the title and between the poem and the colophon, as issued. With two wood engravings: a lion and sun, in vermilion, above the poem; a trefoil leaf, in indigo, below the poem. The colophon is printed in red. Christmas 1968.

24. 1974. LACKING ICHOR 1974. LACKING ICHOR AMPHIBIOUS, at least, in that we cling One sheet, 40 x 18 cm, with one fold between the poem and the engraving, as issued. With one wood engraving of a rose, in gold, below the poem. The title is printed in red. Saint Valentine's Day 1974.

25. 1966. OF THE INACCESSIBLE BURDEN OF VISION 1966. OF THE INACCESSIBLE BURDEN OF VISION THE LION of Lions is stalking the setting Sun One sheet, 42 x 20 cm., untrimmed, with single folds above the title and between the poem and colophon, as issued. With one wood engraving of a lion and lioness, in vermilion, above the title. Christmas 1966.

26. 1982. SOPHIA 1982. SOPHIA When the Rose sun set One sheet, 40 x 20 cm., folded twice, 20 x 10 cm. With two wood engravings: an abstract sun and flames, in purple, opposite the poem; an abstract swirl, in red, below the poem. The half title, title, and colophon are printed in red. A single ampersand, in red, is printed between the verses. Bound in purple and brown marbled wrappers. Blue pastedown with brown free endpapers. Christmas 1982.

27. 1973. SPHAERA CUJUS... 1973. SPHAERA CUJUS... LEST ONE, FOUND FALLIBLE, EVADE One sheet, 45 x 19 cm, with one fold below the poem, as issued. The poem is printed in gold, the colophon in red. The title is printed in a continuous circle, with the letters printed alternately in red and purple. With one wood engraving of an intertwined circle motif, printed in the centre of the circular title. Christmas 1973.

28. 1979. CIRCLE 1979. CIRCLE The Dove broods One sheet, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 22 x 15 cm, uncut and untrimmed. With one wood engraving of a crocus, in black, printed opposite the verses, which are printed in red in duplicate and in a radial pattern. Orange, brown, and purple marbled endpapers. Forty bound copies. Easter 1979.

29. 1993 (?). FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS OF INFINITY 1993 (?). FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS OF INFINITY One sheet of white paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of broadside is printed in upper case, in violet. Title of the first poem 'The Rainbow Barber Shop: 1936' is printed in upper case, in red, followed by a violet asterisk. Between main title and poem's title are twelve square ornaments (from the font 'Arts & Crafts Dingbats') arranged diagonally in staggered echelon as four sets of three. Two sets are blocked in relief and contain the identical pattern of a curved line and five bubbles, in turquoise; the other two sets are blocked in green with the curved line and bubbles blocked in relief. Poem is printed in black. Below the poem, in turquoise with a violet asterisk, is a footnote on the geographic location of the Barber Shop. On the reverse is the second poem, 'Elevator', printed in upper case, in red, followed by a violet asterisk. The poem, below the title, is printed in black. Immediately below the poem, the set of twelve squares from the obverse is repeated but reduced in size, with six of the squares blocked in blue with the curved line and bubbles in relief, and the other six blocked in relief with the curved line and bubbles in green. Below this pattern is a footnote about a reading of the poem at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto; the footnote is printed in green with a violet asterisk. At the base of the page is: 'Richard Outram', in violet.

30. 1975. BITTERSWEET 1975. BITTERSWEET The more we take, in every lengthened year One sheet, folded once, 25 x 15 cm. With one wood engraving of a cluster of bittersweet berries with leaves, in vermilion, below the poem. The title is printed in purple, the half-title and colophon in orange. Bound in red, purple, and orange marbled wrappers. Brown pastedown with purple free endpapers. The binding is one of two variant bindings, the other being red, gold, and purple combed pattern marbled wrappers. Thirty bound copies, also issued unbound as a single unfolded sheet, 25 x 15 cm. Christmas 1975.

31. 1984. NOW 1984. NOW ARE you, Sun One sheet, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 13 x 16 cm, uncut and untrimmed. With two wood engravings: a sand dollar shell, in black, on the leaf opposite the poem; two uneven circles, in red, around the poem. The title and colophon are printed in red. Christmas 1984 & The New Year 1985.

32. 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.

33. 1976. COVENANT 1976. COVENANT IF NOTHING was discerned to flesh the bone One sheet, 40 x 15 cm, with one fold below the lower engraving, as issued. With two wood engravings of three flowers, in red, above and below the poem. The colophon is printed in red. Saint Valentine's Day 1976.

34. 1987. LEST 1987. LEST You are come One sheet, 31 x 16 cm, with one fold below the poem, as issued. With one wood engraving of a day lily, in black. The title and the poem are printed in red. Christmas 1987 and The New Year 1988.

35. 1974. SMART'S CROON 1974. SMART'S CROON COLD, sweet Christ One sheet, folded once, 24 x 15 cm. With two wood engravings of a stylized flower, in orange, one printed below the title on the title page, the other (smaller) below the poem. The title of the poem, the author's name, and the colophon are printed in indigo. This copy is unbound. Bound copies also exist: blue, gold, and rust marbled wrappers and indigo pastedown with brown free endpapers. Forty copies.

36. 1997 (?). JONAH AS BOY SEAMAN 1997 (?). JONAH AS BOY SEAMAN He longed to cram it all into his pusser's chest One sheet of turquoise paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in title case italics, in black. Poem is printed in burgundy. Above the title are depicted the sixteen stars of the constellation Cetus (the Whale), in rose. At the foot of the poem is: 'Richard Outram', in black.

37. 2001. AUBADE 2001. AUBADE Between the opened terrace doors, correct One sheet, 28 x 30 cm.Title of poem is printed in upper case, in burgundy. Poem is printed in black. Immediately below the poem is 'RICHARD OUTRAM', in peacock blue, with a horizontal erasure-mark through it and below it, hand-written, the name 'Richard'. Above the poem's title is a square, blocked in orange; within which is a Moebius strip design blocked in relief; and in eack corner of the square is a tiny square, blocked in relief. The ornament is from the font 'Rennie Mackintosh Ornaments'.

38. 1997 (?). IMMORTAL 1997 (?). IMMORTAL You who assume One sheet of white cotton paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case Lithos, in aquamarine. Immediately above is an irregularly formed annulet with the circle incomplete at the base, resembling an ouroboros, in red. Below the title is a quotation from Montaigne, in violet. Poem, in four stanzas, is italicized, printed in black. The first two stanzas are separated from the last two by an annulet enclosing the outline of a square, in red. Beneath the poem is: 'RICHARD OUTRAM', Lithos, in aquamarine; below this is a scroll/wave ornament (from the font 'Beautiful Ornaments Three'), in red.

39. 1962. ANGEL RIDDLING 1962. ANGEL RIDDLING I AM of the wind One sheet, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 23 x 11 cm,, uncut and untrimmed. With one wood engraving of an angel ascending, in black, on the first leaf. The colophon is printed in red. Christmas 1962.

40. 1997 (?). ECLIPSE 1997 (?). ECLIPSE Over and over and over it takes One sheet of cream paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in title case italics, in aquamarine. Immediately above title is a design of a stylized face or mask, from the font 'Pre-Columbian Ornaments Two', blocked in purple. To the left and right of the title are two different stylized face/mask designs, both in profile, in red. Poem is printed in black. Below poem is: 'Richard Outram', in aquamarine. Below this is an abstract ornament, an irregular oval divided into four hatched quarters; the oval is blocked in red, the hatching in relief (from the font 'Pre-Columbian Ornaments One'). The whole is enclosed by a rectangular double fillet, in indigo.
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