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Askam, Mark

Gruffyground Press : a bibliography, 1972-2007 / written by Mark Askam.

[Hitchin, Hertfordshire] : Chesnut Press, 2007.
Physical Description:
84 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
MSS 17 Moss no. 36
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Roger W. Moss
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View finding aid for the Roger W. Moss Collection of manuscript, original art and printed material by and about Richard Shirley Smith
"Richard Shirley Smith engravings illustrated three books for Anthony Baker's Gruffyground Press: James Reeves, The Closed Door (1976-77) nos. 5a and 5b; Six Hampshire Epitaphs (1978) nos. 6a and 6b; and John Heath-Stubbs, Buzz Buzz (1981) nos. 12a and 12b. Shirley Smith's engravings for Reeves and Heath-Stubbs are reproduced on pp. 41 & 42. Several limited editions of Shirley Smith's engravings were also produced by Gruffyground Press: two editions of the engraving used for The Closed Door [Bain no. 239] (sixty strikes in all); two editions of the engraving used for Six Hampshire Epitaphs [Bain no.240] (one hundred strikes in all); and one edition of the engraving used for Buzz Buzz [Bain no. 251] (one hundred strikes in all). There was also a special run of The Closed Door engraving which Anthony Baker sent out as a Christmas greeting and a postcard version of the same engraving run by Michael Mitchell at the Libanus Press. Mitchell also printed the Buzz Buzz engraving as a Christmas greeting."--Moss.
Moss, R.W. Richard Shirley Smith, 36
Bain, I. Wood engravings of Richard Shirley Smith, 239, 240, 251
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's printed wrappers. Inscribed by Mark Askam on the half title: 'To Richard [Shirley Smith] Love the engravings! Mark / 2nd proof edition (1 of 4 copies) This is an early reading proof--produced digitally of an as-yet-unfinished bibliography. It is not likely to get published in a hard-copy form, but is available as an internet resource.'"
BAC: From the Roger W. Moss Collection of manuscript, original art and printed material by and about Richard Shirley Smith.
Subject Terms:
Askam, Mark -- Pres. insc. to Richard Shirley Smith.
Chestnut Press -- Publisher.
Gruffyground Press -- Bibliography.
Private presses -- England -- Catalogs.
Shirley Smith, Richard -- Pres. insc. from Mark Askam.
Wood engravings -- 2007.
Chestnut Press.
Moss, Roger W., 1940- former owner.
Shirley Smith, Richard, engraver.

  • The Gruffyground Press : a brief history
  • Gruffyground Press publications
  • An illustrative selection of items from the Gruffyground Press
  • Prospectuses
  • Greeting cards
  • Limited edition prints
  • Other prints
  • All other ephemenra
  • Unpublished items
  • The 'terrible rules' of the Gruffyground Press
  • A Gruffyground tribute
  • Checklist.

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