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1. 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'.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 1962. VISION & MYSTERY 1962. VISION & MYSTERY O DARK as honey, as ebony, as hessian or amber One sheet, 26 x 19 cm. The colophon is printed in red.

8. 1963. LOW VOICE AT THE WATER'S EDGE 1963. LOW VOICE AT THE WATER'S EDGE RARE tinder here One sheet, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 14 x 21 cm, uncut and untrimmed. With one wood engraving of a fish, in indigo, to the right of the poem. Christmas 1963.

9. 1965. OPHELIA ILLUMINED 1965. OPHELIA ILLUMINED SIR, she is crouched One sheet, 38 x 16 cm, with single folds above and below the poem, as issued. With two wood engravings, in red; three fish circling a flaming sun with cruciform, above the poem; a stylized phoenix, below the poem. The colophon is printed in red. Christmas 1965.

10. 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.

11. 1967. MERMAID WAITING 1967. MERMAID WAITING THOUGH I was constantly caressed Mermaids--Poetry One sheet, 40 x 20 cm, with single folds between the upper engraving and the title, between the poem and the lower engraving, and above the colophon, as issued. With two wood engravings: a sunrise over water, in vermilion, above the title; a mermaid, in blue, below the poem. Christmas 1967.

12. 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.

13. 1969. FOR ALL CREATION IS DIVINE ENTIRE 1969. FOR ALL CREATION IS DIVINE ENTIRE THAT GOD imagining whales Whales--Poetry One sheet, 37 x 20 cm, untrimmed, with single folds above the title and below the lower engraving, as issued. With two wood engravings, in indigo: a sunburst above the title; a shoreline profile below the poem. The title and colophon are printed in red. Christmas 1969.

14. 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.

15. 1970. PARADOX 1970. PARADOX I AM that single living knot Love poetry One sheet, folded twice, printed on double leaves, 24 x 16 cm, uncut and untrimmed. With one wood engraving of a coiled snake, in black, between the first and second stanzas of the poem. A broken rule, in red, is printed above and below the poem. The 'GP' printer's device, in red, is printed below the title on the title page. This copy is unbound. Fifty numbered copies, some with olive wrappers, were printed. This is copy number 17.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 1971. SEAL DREAM 1971. SEAL DREAM IF ONLY EROS could invent Seals--Poetry One sheet, 38 x 15 cm, with single folds between the upper engraving and the poem and above the colophon, as issued. With two wood engravings, in indigo: a seal and waves, above the poem, and a shoreline profile, below the poem. The colophon is printed in red. Saint Valentine's Day 1971.

19. 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.

20. 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.
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