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41. 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.

42. 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.

43. 1981. ROUND OF LIFE 1981. ROUND OF LIFE LET US the fruit of Love's pursuit Eggs--Poetry One sheet, 31 x 14 cm, with one fold between the engraving and the poem, as issued. With one wood engraving, in red, of an abstract dove within an ovoid. The colophon is printed in red. Christmas 1981.

44. 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.

45. 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.

46. 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.

47. 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.

48. 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.

49. 1986. CARNAL 1986. CARNAL AFTER, lying watching clouds Love poetry One sheet, 25 x 14 cm. With one wood engraving of a dahlia, in red, above the title. The colophon is printed in red. Saint Valentine's Day 1986.

50. 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.

51. 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.

52. 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.

53. 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.

54. 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."

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. 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.

58. 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.

59. 1995 (?). ARTICLES OF FAITH 1995 (?). ARTICLES OF FAITH AND IF we do not understand Weil, Simone, 1909-1943--Poetry; Gould, Glenn--Poetry; Chairs--Poetry One sheet of white paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case Lithos, in red. Immediately below it is a dedication, ‘for Alberto', and an excerpt from Simone Pétrement's Simone Weil A Life, New York 1976, both printed in black. Between the excerpt and the poem is a design (from the font 'African Ornaments') consisting of a horizontal rectangle blocked in violet within which are four concentric rectangles blocked in relief. The poem, in seven stanzas, is printed in black and continues on the verso. Stanza 1 contains a quotation from J. B. S. Haldane's Possible Worlds and Other Papers, London 1927. Below the poem is a design (also from the font 'African Ornaments') consisting of a square, in red, within which are four smaller squares, two blocked in red, the other two blocked chequy in red and in relief. Below this is: ‘Richard Outram', in black.

60. 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'.
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