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A Hideous Disguise
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A Hideous Disguise

By Fielding, Xan

Francestown: Typographeum, 1994. Limited private press edition. First edition thus.. Hardcover. New. Frontispiece by Amy Nimr.. 8vo. Blue cloth. Pp. 52. Limited to 150 copies hand-set and printed and bound by R. T. Risk. Issued without a dust-wrapper. Few copies available. Frontispiece by Amy Nimr. Foreword by Patrick Leigh Fermor. Xan Fielding (1918-91) had an adventurous time during World War II as an agent of the SOE. In January 1944 he volunteered to be sent to France which he knew well from his youth The story of what happened once he arrived, taken from his earlier book, "Hide and Seek" (London: 1953), is told here. It involves the remarkable courage of a Polish colleague who was known as Christine Granville.

$75.00

One for the Road
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One for the Road

By Kersahw, Alister

Francestown: Typographeum, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy. Royal 8vo. Golden Japanese cloth. Pp. 128. Printed label on the back-strip. Frontispiece by Anthony Palliser. Sources. Index. One of 75 copies (thus) hand-set and printed letterpress, and bound, by R. T. Risk, from a total edition of 175 copies. Afterword by R. T. Risk. Alister Kershaw enjoyed alcohol for its many varieties and tastes, and because it was part of the social interaction that he loved so much. So here he writes fourteen "Rounds" about gin, beer, rum, champagne, cider, absinthe, whisky, and others. It is also about the people who drank with him.

$65.00

One for the Road
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One for the Road

By Kershaw, Alister

Francestown: Typographeum, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy. Royal 8vo. Bound by Jelka Kershaw in yellow cloth with dark green leather titling label on back-strip. Pp. 154. Frontispiece. Sources. Index. Erratum slip laid in. Afterword by Terry Risk. Alister Kershaw enjoyed alcohol for its many varieties and tastes, and because it was part of the social interaction that he loved so much. So here he writes fourteen "Rounds" about gin, beer, rum, champagne, cider, absinthe, whisky, and others. It is also about the people who drank with him.

$85.00

Object Lesson
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Object Lesson

By Golffing, Francis

Francestown: Typographeum, 1997. First edition. Paperback. Fine copy/fine. Single small leaf printed letterpress and laid in blue paper wrappers with printed label on front. One of 35 copies hand-printed.

$30.00

Siege Lucknow, 1857
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Siege Lucknow, 1857

By Pound, Omar S

Revere (Pennsylvania): Woolmer/Brotherson, 1984. Limited private press edition. First edition. Wrappers. Fine copy. 8 unnumbered leaves sewn and glued into overlapping paper wrappers with a printed label on the front. 210 copies hand-set, printed letterpress and bound by R. T. Risk. Signed by the poet.

$35.00

Bookspeak
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Bookspeak

By Bell, Don

Francestown: Typographeum, 2000. Limited private press edition. First edition.. Wrappers. Fine copy. 28 pp. sewn into tan paper wrappers with a printed label on front cover. 120 copies hand-set, printed letterpress and bound by R. T. Risk. The author tells an amusing, punning tale in the form of a dialogue which is full of bookselling and book-related terms. Each of these is defined at the end.

$20.00

Salute to Roy Campbell
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Salute to Roy Campbell

By [Campbell, Roy]. Alister Kershaw (editor)

Francestown: Typographeum, 1984. Limited, private press edition. 1/2 Leather. Fine. 8vo. Bound by Jelka Kosmus in crimson half morocco with marbled sides, raised bands, and t.e.g. Pp. 128. Frontispiece, 5 pp. plates. Limited to 20 copies. Issued without a dust-jacket. Revised, and much expanded, version of "Homage à Roy Campbell" (France, 1958). Edited and with some selections translated by Alister Kershaw. Some of the contributors include Richard Aldington, Alan Paton, Dylan Thomas, Laurie Lee, and Lawrence Durrell.

$335.00

Occasionally Yours (& Others), The Occasional Verse
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Occasionally Yours (& Others), The Occasional Verse

By Di Camillo, Kevin

Francestown: Typographeum, 1999. Limited private press edition. First edition. Wraps. Fine. Frontispiece photograph by Mark Dellas. 8vo. 32 pages sewn and pasted into blue paper wrappers with a printed label on front. Hand-set, printed letterpress and bound by R. T. Risk. Limited to 200 copies signed by author. Issued without a dust-jacket. These poems written during the decade of the '90s for a wide range of occasions and for various friends are here collected for the first time.

$25.00

The Berkshire Kennet
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The Berkshire Kennet

By Aldington, Richard

Francestown: Typographeum, 1986 & 1992. Limited private press edition. Wrappers. Fine. 6 leaves sewn and glued into wrappers, with a 4-page explanation laid in. This poem has often been reprinted. In this case it was commissioned for a Richard Aldington symposium in 1986 but for various highly controversial reasons was never distributed. It was, however, re-issued in 1992 with an explanation by the printer, R. T. Risk.

$20.00

Chap-Books, Fifth Exchange

By Society of Private Printers

[Pinner]: Society of Private Printers (Private Libraries Association), 1982-1986. First edition. Wrappers. Fine copy. 28 booklets, plus an Index booklet. 6 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches. Preserved in a cloth slip-case with a printed label. This is the fifth printers' exchange organized by The Society of Private Printers. The 28 contributors from England, U.S.A., Australia and Italy include Bullnettle Press, Plough Press, Rocket Press, Septentrio Press, and Typographeum.

$850.00

A Little Wild: Poems & Woodcuts
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A Little Wild: Poems & Woodcuts

By Older, Julia

Francestown, N. H: Typographeum, 1987. Limited private press edition. Hardcover. Fine copy. Older, Julia. 8vo. Green cloth. Printed label on back-strip (spare label tipped in). Pp. 40. Illustrated. Signed by author. Limited to 125 copies hand-set and printed letterpress by R. T. Risk. Issued without a dust-jacket. Julia Older is the author of a number of books of poetry, as well as a book describing her experiences walking the Appalachian Trail.

$35.00

Five Poems
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Five Poems

By Lasker-Schüler, Else

[Francestown]: [Typographeum], 1986. Limited private press edition. First edition. Sewn. Fine. 6 leaves sewn into wrappers. 50 copies hand-set, printed letterpress and bound by R. T. Risk. Issued without a dust-jacket.

$30.00

Four Private Presses, A Memoir
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Four Private Presses, A Memoir

By Risk, R. T

Francestown: Typographeum, 1993. Limited private press edition. First edition.. Hardcover. Fine copy. 8vo. Black cloth. Printed label on back-strip (spare label tipped in). Pp. 60. Frontispiece, 4 mounted plates. 125 copies hand-set, printed letterpress and bound by R. T. Risk. Issued without a dust-jacket. This memoir recounts visits made by the author to four interesting private presses in 1973. The Castlelaw Press was in the Scottish village of West Linton and was run by Alex Frizzell, a much loved bookseller. The Mélissa Press, at Draguignan in the south of France, was operated by Count Potocki of Montalk, a distinctive if controversial individual. The Officina Bodoni, at Verona, Italy, was the private press of Giovanni Mardersteig. And the Cuala Press at Dublin, Ireland, was still being run by members of the Yeats family. The memoir also touches on why the author sought out these printers and how they influenced him.

$68.00

Seed Poems
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Seed Poems

By Gates, Norman

Francestown: Privately Printed [Typographeum], 1988. Limited private press edition. First edition. Wraps. Fine. 28 pages sewn and glued into wrappers, cut flush. 110 copies hand-set, printed letterpress and bound by R. T. Risk. Issued without a dust-jacket.

$35.00

Mass at Dawn
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Mass at Dawn

By Campbell, Roy, and Connolly, Christopher (musical setting by)

Francestown: Typographeum, 1991. Limited private press edition. First edition.. Wrappers. Fine copy. 20 pp. sewn into brown overlapping paper wrappers with a printed label on front cover. Limited to 75 copies hand-set and printed letterpress by R. T. Risk. Roy Campbell's lovely poem, "Mass at Dawn", was first published in 1930. The poem and this musical setting were first published together in 1984. This reprinted edition was published in recognition of the 90th anniversary of the poet's birth.

$32.00

James Hanley, A Bold and Unique Solitary
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James Hanley, A Bold and Unique Solitary

By [Hanley, James]. Frank G. Harrington

Francestown: Typographeum, 1989. Limited private press edition. First edition. Hardcover. New copy. 8vo. Blue cloth. Printed label on back-strip (spare label tipped in). 52 pp. Checklist. 150 copies hand-set, printed letterpress and bound by R. T. Risk. Issued without a dust-jacket. James Hanley was born in Dublin in 1901. He left home at 13, went to sea, and enlisted as an underaged soldier in World War I. His novels about ordinary people were difficult and relentlessly honest. For that reason success eluded him in his lifetime.

$78.00

Stanislaw Gliwa, Private Printer
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Stanislaw Gliwa, Private Printer

By [Gliwa, Stanislaw]. R. T. Risk

London: The Private Library, 1979. First edition. Magazine. Fine. Illustrated by Stanislaw Gliwa, and with photographs by the author. Paper-bound. Includes a detailed checklist of works printed by Stanislaw Gliwa. One issue of "The Private Library", Third Series, volume 2: 1, Spring 1979. Issued without dust-jacket. Illustrated by Stanislaw Gliwa, and with photographs by the author. Signed by the author. Stanislaw Gliwa was born in Krakow, Poland. During World War II he was captured by the Russians and spent years in their prisoner-of-war camps. But eventually he was released with other Poles and reformed into the Second Polish Corps which fought at Montecassino, Italy. It was there that Gliwa's gifts as an artist were especially recognized. His drawings of battle scenes were startling. After the War he spent considerable time preparing a history of his unit. Then he went to live in England where he remained the rest of his life. In 1960 he married Maria, a Polish woman who had suffered through the War, most of it spent at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. They set up a printing press--the Oficyna Stanislawa Gliwy--and over the years produced a series of remarkable small booklets, illustrated with Gliwa's striking linocuts.

$15.00

Statements
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Statements

By Gates, Norman

Francestown: Privately Printed [Typographeum], 1989. Limited private press edition. First edition. Wraps. Fine. 14 unnumbered leaves sewn and glued into wrappers with a printed label on the front. 110 copies hand-set, printed letterpress and bound by R. T. Risk. Issued without a dust-jacket.

$25.00

Elegy for Amelia
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Elegy for Amelia

By Spingarn, Lawrence P

Francestown: Typographeum, 1994. Limited private press edition. First edition. Wrappers. Fine copy. 24 pp. sewn and glued into overlapping blue paper wrappers with a printed label on the front. 75 copies hand-set, printed letterpress and bound by R. T. Risk. Signed by the author.

$32.00

American Passport
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American Passport

By Lakin, R. D

Francestown: Typographeum, 1992. Limited private press edition. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with printed label on back-strip (spare label tipped in). 60 pp. 125 copies hand-set, printed letterpress and bound by R. T. Risk.

$45.00

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