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Creator:
Askam, Mark.
Title(s):

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

Published/Created:
[Hitchin, Hertfordshire] : Chesnut Press, 2007.
Physical Description:
84 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Holdings:
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
Classification:
Books
Notes:
"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.
Form/Genre:
Wood engravings -- 2007.
Contributors:
Chestnut Press.
Moss, Roger W., 1940- former owner.
Shirley Smith, Richard, engraver.
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  • 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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