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61. 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.

62. 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'.

63. 1995 (?). SOCIAL GRACES 1995 (?). SOCIAL GRACES Found, blowing in the gutter One sheet of chartreuse paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is upper case Zapf Chancery, printed in rose. Poem is printed in black, also in Zapf Chancery. Beneath the poem is a printer's ornament in rose, under which is: 'Richard Outram', in Oxford, purple. Above the poem's title is an ornament of an eagle with wings extended standing on top of a sphere; it is printed in purple. The whole is surrounded by a rectangular double border consisting of an outer band 9.5 cm by 15.2 cm, in purple, and an inner Celtic fretwork band, 8 cm by 14 cm, in turquoise. Both of the ornaments are from the font 'Printer's Ornaments Two'.

64. 1995. EROS DESCENDING 1995. EROS DESCENDING Love poetry; Man-woman relationships--Poetry 28 p., 26 x 17 cm. With sixteen poems: 'Late Love Poem', 'Yacketty Sax', 'Feats of Frailty', 'Explicit', 'The Gift', 'Generation', 'Tobias Ardent', 'Summer Storm', 'Diapason in Thimble Theatre', 'Drama', 'Brought Heart to Heart', 'Scorn from the Throne', 'Poem on Our Anniversary', 'Valentine', 'Eros Incarnate', and 'Magdalena Enamoured'. With ten single ornaments, in red, printed in a triangle below the author's name on the title page; one ornament, in red, on the dedication page; one ornament, in red, opposite the first poem; two ornaments, in red, at the end of the contents page; and one ornament, in red, above the colophon. The 'Contents' title is printed in red. Bound in orange- and silver-flecked orange handmade Japanese paper, with a five-hole Japanese-style indigo silk thread binding. Indigo free endpapers. Forty numbered copies of which this is number 7.

65. 1996 (?). BEHOLDER 1996 (?). BEHOLDER Look! Into the shuddered sun One sheet of white paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case, in burgundy. Poem is printed in black. Beneath poem is: 'Richard Outram', in burgundy. The whole is set against a background of two annulets, the larger, enveloping the title and first stanza, overlaid at its base by the smaller, both in red. Likewise overlaid by the smaller annulet, below 'Richard Outram', is an abstract design of three vertically bisected semi-circles one on top of another, the topmost bisected also by a horizontal mark; all are blocked in relief, within a circle which is blocked in gold. To each side of the poem's text is a stylized floral figure, in green. Both the floral figure and the circular ornament are from the font 'Arts and Crafts Dingbats'.

66. 1996. LUX EST UMBRA DEI 1996. LUX EST UMBRA DEI Or such is our surmise One olive sheet 28 x 22 cm. Poem title is printed in italics in aquamarine; followed by an opening line printed in red; an eight-line stanza in aquamarine; a four-line stanza printed in red; a single line, in red; a four-line stanza, in red; an eight-line stanza, in aquamarine; and a closing single line, in red. At the head and foot of the poem is a motif in gold consisting of a horizontal oblong box with slightly convex sides containing an oblong fillet in relief and, within that, a pattern of four horizontally sequenced sets of three concentric circles, in relief. At each side of the poem is a vertically sequenced set of three stylized seven-petalled flower-heads, each of a different size, in gold. Colophon on the reverse, printed in red and blue: |BARBARA & RICHARD OUTRAM| CHRISTMAS 1996| THE GAUNTLET PRESS| Beneath is a seven-petalled flower head, in gold. Christmas 1996. Floral images taken from the font family Pre-Columbian Ornaments One.

67. 1997 (?). COVER HER FACE WITH A BLACK BANDANA, MA 1997 (?). COVER HER FACE WITH A BLACK BANDANA, MA Something is cooking anyways. Always is, I guess One sheet of white cotton paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is italicized, printed title case, burgundy. Poem is printed in black. The poem's three stanzas are staggered, horizontally, on the page, and each is flanked by a design, inscribed in a square, of a cowboy in a hat looking at a cigarette he is hand-rolling (from the font 'Arts & Crafts Dingbats'). The first instance of this design, flush with the left margin, is blocked in brown/gold; the second and third, flush with the right and left margins, respectively, are blocked in violet. Below poem is: ‘Richard Outram', in burgundy. On the reverse is an excerpt from Frank Kermode's The Sense of an Ending, Oxford 1967. Above the quotation is an elaborate fleuron from the font 'Printer's Ornaments Two', in red. The first two words of the excerpt are capitalized and rubricated; the remainder of the text is in black. The text begins to taper, line by line, nine lines from the end; the final line consists of a single, centred word ('mind'). Below and to either side of this final word another, smaller fleuron appears (also from 'Printer's Ornaments Two'), also in red.

68. 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.

69. 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.

70. 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.

71. 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.

72. 1997 (?). RITES 1997 (?). RITES IT IS not Christ the Tiger Jesus Christ--Poetry One sheet of cream paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case Oxford, in blue. Poem is printed in black with the opening words and the initial letters of ten other words capitalized and rubricated. Below the poem is: Richard Outram', in Oxford, blue. To either side of the poem is a column made up of square and circular ornaments, each bearing a variation of an ornamental cross, from the font 'Printer's Ornaments Two'. The ornaments are blocked alternately in turquoise and red.

73. 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').

74. 1997 (?). VIRUS 1997 (?). VIRUS Beyond the vicious surf, the scrub foreshore One sheet of white paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case Lithos, in violet. Immediately above the title is an ornament made up of discontinuous diagonal lines describing the outline of a saltire, in rose. Poem is printed in black. Below is: 'RICHARD OUTRAM', in violet. Immediately beneath is a smaller version of the saltire ornament, in rose.

75. 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.

76. 1997. DEATH'S HEAD 1997. DEATH'S HEAD Above our vicious circles turns Moon--Poetry One sheet, 22 x 28 cm. Title of the poem is printed in italics, in peacock blue. Poem is printed in black. Immediately below the poem is: 'Richard Outram' in italics, in peacock blue. Above the poem's title is an annular fillet in peacock blue, within which is a circle, blocked in violet. Colophon on the reverse consisting of GP monogram, in red, and: ' | Barbara and Richard Outram | The Gauntlet Press | 1997 |', in black.

77. 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.

78. 1998. BRIGHTNESS 1998. BRIGHTNESS Having survived the nightlong Spider webs--Poetry One sheet, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case, in red. Poem is printed in black and is superimposed on the silhouette of a fleuron in stippled pale blue. At the head and foot of the page, and on either side of the poem, is a fleuron in green. Colophon on the reverse consisting of GP monogram, in red, and: ' | Barbara & Richard Outram | The Gauntlet Press| Christmas 1998 | ', in black. The fleurons are from the font family Printer's Ornaments 2.

79. 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.

80. 1998. STRING FIGURES 1998. STRING FIGURES In Povungnituk, and Masset One sheet 28 x 22 cm. Poem's title is printed in upper case, in blue, followed by 'FOR CAMILLA', in red; then by the poem, printed in italics, in indigo; and finally by the poet's name printed in upper case, in blue. Above the poem's title is the outline of an animal with antlers, in red. Around the whole is a rectangular border composed of a sequence of seven different endless knot designs, in gold. Colophon on the reverse, consisting of GP monogram, in red; and beneath it: | 'The Gauntlet Press |1998' | in black. The antlered creature is from the font family CavePaintingDingbats; the knots are from VTCelticKnots.
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