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Reeves, James

The closed door / [by] James Reeves ; with a wood engraving by Richard Shirley Smith.

Sidcot : Gruffyground Press, 1977.
Physical Description:
[12] p. ; 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
MSS 17 Moss no. 98
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Roger W. Moss
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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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
"The wood engraving was printed from Richard Shirley Smith's original block; the text is handset in Walbaum, and printed on Twinrocker at the Janus Press in Newark, Vermont ... by Susan Johanknecht and Claire van Vilet for Anthony Baker at the Gruffyground Press, Ladram, Sidcot, Winscombe, Somert in England. The cover is Fabriano Ingres. The edition is limited to two hundred & forty copies; seventy-five for Twinrocker in Brookston, Indiana & The Janus Press and one hundred and sixty-five for the Gruffyground Press."--Colophon.
The illustration is Richard Shirley Smith's wood engraving of a mournful girl sitting on the floor [Bain no. 239].
Moss, R.W. Richard Shirley Smith, 98, 98a
Bain, I. Wood engravings of Richard Shirley Smith, 239
BAC: British Art Center copy is one of 165 copies reserved for the Gruffyground Press (Janus and Twinrocker divided the remaining 75 copies). Signed by Richard Shirley Smith and James Reeves. Sewn soft cover of brown Fabriano Ingres paper. Extra copy or the wood engraving (here printed in blue) laid in (signed and numbered 4/60) by Shirley Smith. Also laid in an unsigned wood engraving by Simon Brett and a typed letter from Anthony Baker, the Press's proprietor, explaining the meaning of 'Gruffyground' and reporting James Reeves's death.
BAC: From the Roger W. Moss Collection of manuscript, original art and printed material by and about Richard Shirley Smith.
Subject Terms:
English poetry.
Gruffyground Press -- Publisher.
Janus Press -- Printer.
Wood engravings -- 1977.
Shirley Smith, Richard, engraver.
Moss, Roger W., 1940- former owner.
Gruffyground Press.
Janus Press.
Twinrocker Handmade Paper.

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