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61. 1995 (?). ELDER AT DAYBREAK 1995 (?). ELDER AT DAYBREAK Here is a whet of knife One sheet of white paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case Hiroshige, in red. Poem is printed in black, also in Hiroshige. Between the title and the poem is a stylized outline of a quadruped statant, in blue. Beneath the poem is: 'RICHARD OUTRAM', in Hiroshige, red. The whole is enclosed within a rectangular meander-pattern border 16.5 x 23 cm, in pale blue. The quadruped design is from the font 'Cave Painting Dingbats'.

62. 1995 (?). GRAVEYARD; DIORAMA 1995 (?). GRAVEYARD; DIORAMA One sheet of white paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem 'Graveyard' is printed title case in Lucida Bright (demibold italic), in black. Poem is printed in black, also in Lucida Bright (roman). Between title and poem is a chequerboard ornament (from the font 'Woodcut Ornaments'), blocked in gold and in relief. At the foot of the poem is a rule in gold, beneath which is: 'RICHARD OUTRAM', in black. On the reverse, title of poem 'Diorama' is printed title case in Lucida Bright (demibold italic), in black. Poem is printed in black, also in Lucida Bright (roman). Between title and poem is an abstract design (from the font 'African Ornaments') blocked in rose, consisting of a horizontal rectangle subdivided into six smaller, vertical rectangles of equal size (two rows of three). The outside rectangles in each row are marked with a wing motif, in relief; the central rectangle in each row is subdivided diagonally into four triangles, two blocked in rose, two blocked in relief. Beneath the poem is a rule in rose and, below that, 'RICHARD OUTRAM', in black.

63. 1997 (?). SEAT OF THE BUDDHA 1997 (?). SEAT OF THE BUDDHA No one seen on the empty mountains One sheet of sandy brown paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed upper case in Delphian (Open), in black. Above the title is a simple annulet, in red. Poem is printed in black. On the reverse, printed in black italics with the initial word rubricated, are three paragraphs by Richard Outram on the book Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei / How a Chinese poem is translated (Mt. Kisko: Moyer Bell; 1987). (The poem 'Seat of the Buddha' is Outram's own English version of Wang Wei's poem.) At the base of the page is: 'Richard Outram', in black. Above the first of the paragraphs, centred, is an ornament of a stylized pine cone, blocked in relief, within a square blocked in red; after the first and second paragraphs, lattice ornaments appear, the first blocked in indigo, the second in red; after the final paragraph, just above Outram's name, the stylized pine cone appears again, this time blocked in indigo, without the enclosing square. Both of these ornaments are from the font 'Arts and Crafts Dingbats'; they appear in other Gauntlet Press broadsides (cf. 'Ms Cassie and Lantern', 'Ms Cassie's Autumn at the White Cottage', and 'Tundra Swans').

64. 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.

65. 2000. AMANDA IMMORTAL; MORNING STAR 2000. AMANDA IMMORTAL; MORNING STAR AMANDA IMMORTAL: She lay and watched the sun; MORNING STAR: Instant in the ingot One sheet, 28 x 30 cm. Titles of poems are both in upper case, in red. Poems are printed in black to the left and right of a central floral design on which they are partially superimposed. At the foot of the page is the colophon in red. Christmas 2000. The device on this broadside is from the font 'Printer's Ornaments One'.

66. 1997. HINTERLAND 1997. HINTERLAND WHERE rivers are unsilted One sheet, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case, in violet. Poem is printed in black except for initial word, in red. Immediately below the poem is: 'RICHARD OUTRAM,' in violet. Below this is a Solomon's knot, in red. At the head of the poem is a circle blocked in pale green, upon which is superimposed a stylized serpent figure, in red. Colophon on the reverse consisting of GP monogram, in red, and 'The Gauntlet Press 1997', in black. The serpent is from the font family Pre-Columbian Ornaments Two and the knot is from VTCelticKnots.

67. 1998. ONLY OVER ANOTHER HORIZON 1998. ONLY OVER ANOTHER HORIZON It is chill amber, autumn, the days One sheet of mottled violet paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in title case, in pale violet. At the head, above the title, is an annulet, in red, containing a lotus flower, blocked partly in red, partly in relief (from the font 'Venus Flytrap Dingbats'). At the foot is a lozenge-shaped design (from the font 'Tragliatella') consisting of a cross with, in each of the four quarters it describes, a pattern of two concentric semicircles and a central node. Between the lotus and the title of the poem and between the poem and the lozenge are wavy rules of 6.4 cm and 3.6 cm. respectively. On the reverse is the colophon:¦'Only Over Another Horizon¦was written for and given to¦BARBARA¦CHRISTMAS 1998'¦. The first and third lines of the colophon are printed in pale violet; the second and fourth lines are printed in turquoise. The first and third lines are flanked with red fleurons. Beneath the fourth line is a larger fleuron, also in red. (Both fleurons are from the font 'Printer's Ornaments One'.) The colophon tapers line by line to form an inverted isosceles triangle, the shape echoed by that final fleuron.

68. 1997 (?). LONG SHOTS 1997 (?). LONG SHOTS Langland, a scavenge-person for going on now One sheet of gold paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case Lithos, in turquoise. The poem's four stanzas are printed alternately in violet and in red; each has a different orientation. (Each stanza reads down from one of the page's four margins; it is thus necessary to rotate the page repeatedly in order to read the entire poem.) The stanzas enclose an area in the shape of a vertical rectangular, in the centre of which is a circular ornament (from the font 'African Ornaments One') blocked in turquoise, containing a series of crescents and a solar design (cf. the Gauntlet Press broadside 'Ms Cassie & After-Image'). At base of the page is: 'RICHARD OUTRAM', in Lithos, turquoise.

69. 1995 (?). [MISS GORCE] 1995 (?). [MISS GORCE] At Aqueduct, it seems, Miss Gorce One sheet of white paper, 22 x 28 cm. In lieu of a title, there is a reproduction of a cartoon by James Thurber from his Men, Women and Dogs, New York 1943, p. 95; the caption reads, 'Miss Gorce is in the embalming game.' Poem is printed in black, in Caslon Open Face. Beneath it is: 'RICHARD OUTRAM', also Caslon Open Face, black. The whole is enclosed by a rectangular triple border, the outer and inner strands of which are made up of a sequence of minute quatrefoils, in purple. The central strand consists of a repeated sequence of shapes: a square, a fleuron, a diamond, and the identical fleuron, all also printed in purple.

70. 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.

71. 2001. FUNAMBULIST 2001. FUNAMBULIST I work on a slender strand Acrobats--Poetry; Aerialists--Poetry; Tighrope walking--Poetry One sheet, 22 x 28 cm.Title of poem is printed in italics, in red. Poem is printed in black. Immediately below is the attribution: | 'from | TURNS And Other Poems| London: Chatto & Windus | with the Hogarth Press, 1976 | ', in black except for the title, in aquamarine. Above the poem's title is an annulet blocked in gold, within which is a design of stalks of wheat bending as if before the wind. At the foot of the page, handwritten in black ink, is the sentence: "Of all the poems that wrote [sic] to Barbara, this perhaps remained her favourite ~ Richard'. The ornament used on the broadside is from a font called 'Japanese Designs.'

72. 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.

73. 1995 (?). OF FICTION AND FACT 1995 (?). OF FICTION AND FACT Dreadnought, My Lords, is fitted with outsize funnels Battleships--Poetry; Imperialism--Poetry One sheet of white paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case Oxford, in blue; immediately beneath this is a subtitle in lower case consisting of a quotation from Kipling's poem 'The White Man's Burden', in black. Poem is printed in black. Between the subtitle and the poem is a heraldic dragon statant, in red. At the base of the poem is: 'RICHARD OUTRAM', uppercase italics, in black. On the reverse are printed two excerpts from books. The first is from Colin Simpson, LUSITANIA, London, 1972; the second from the HMSO publication Manual of Seamanship Vol 1 B.R. 67 (i/51) London, 1951. At the top of the page, a sailing-vessel ornament is repeated five times, in red, in increasing sizes from left to right. Between the two quotations, the identical ornament is repeated five times in a uniform size, in relief (white with a thin black outline). At the bottom of the page, the identical ornament is repeated five times, in blue, in decreasing sizes from left to right. Both the dragon ornament and the sailing-ship ornament are from the font 'Woodcut Ornaments'.

74. 1973. CAT BASKING 1973. CAT BASKING MORTAL nevertheless Cats--Poetry One sheet, folded once, 18 x 13 cm. A single rule, in red, is printed under the title on the title page and under the title of the poem. A dot, in red, is printed below the poem. Bound in green marbled wrappers. Indigo pastedowns with gold free endpapers. This copy has one of three variant bindings, the other two being: gold-flecked coral marbled wrappers; and brown- and silver-flecked red wrappers. Fifty copies.

75. 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."

76. 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.

77. 2001. PRISONER 2001. PRISONER Injustice showed you more Children--Poetry; Prisons--Poetry; Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900--Poetry One sheet, 22 x 28 cm. Title of Poem is printed in upper case, in green. Poem is printed in black. Below the poem is a triangle blocked in rose, within which an abstract design is blocked in relief. Immediately below this is 'RICHARD OUTRAM' in upper case, in peacock blue, with a horizontal erasure-mark through it in blue ink and below it, hand-written, the name 'Richard'. Above the poem's title is a rectangle blocked in violet, within which an abstract design is blocked in relief. The third and fourth lines of the poem are a quotation from from a letter to The Daily Chronicle newspaper about the incarceration of children that Oscar Wilde wrote after his own release from Reading prison in 1897. The ornaments used on this broadside both come from a font called "ArtDeco."

78. 2001. INCARNATE 2001. INCARNATE Death shall come in vain Death--Poetry One sheet, 28 x 30 cm. Title of poem is in upper case, in red. Poem is printed in black. Immediately below is a stylized aster ornament forming a square. The whole is surrounded by a rectangular border consisting of squares with a design resembling four anchors joined at the centre, blocked alternately in coral and violet. St. Valentine's Day 2001. The central ornament is from 'Printers' Ornaments Two'. The border ornament is from 'Beautiful Ornaments Three'.

79. 1972. PULSE 1972. PULSE DEATH, your ember does not die Death--Poetry One sheet, folded once, 45 x 20 cm, with one fold between the second and third stanzas, as issued. With one wood engraving of a simple abstract, in ochre, above the poem. The title and colophon are printed in purple, the poem in red. Christmas 1972.

80. 1988. O NOR SHALL DEATH'S TEXT 1988. O NOR SHALL DEATH'S TEXT O Nor shall death's text ever skew present rubric to prove you Death--Poetry One sheet, 26 x 13 cm. The title is printed, in red, in a circle around a wood engraving of the tail of a humpback whale protruding from waves. Christmas 1988 & The New Year 1989.
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