Contents and Arrangement

Prospectuses and Publishing Ephemera, 1970-2008

4 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of prospectuses and other ephemera relating to a variety of small publishers, engravers, and authors, including Celtic Cross Press, Libanus Press, Old School Press, Nonesuch Press, The Old Stile Press, Chilmark Press, Grenfell Press, Paul Nash, Gregynog Press, Five seasons Press, Enitharmon Press, Clearwater Books, Whittington Press, Rampant Lions Press, Merivale Editions, Essex House Press, Fine press Book Fair, Eugrammia Press, Eric Gill, Victor Printing Company, Stingy Artist Editions, Taylor McCall, Ashendene Press, Celandine Press, Peter Koch, Christopher Skelton, Fleece Press, Black Sparrow Press, Kairos Press, Guildford Poets Press, Thomas Hardy, Carcanet, Jonathan Cape, Libanus Press, Derrick Harris, Ian Archie Beck, Babel, and others.

Some include: Prospectus for 'Poems' by Anthony Naumann, Guy Cooper, Julian Nangle. Nine copies of the prospectus are included. Included is a handwritten list of subscribers to the title. Words Press; Prospectus for 'Hellmuth Weissenborn: Painter and Graphic Artist'. (1976) Whittington Press; Prospectus for 'The Song of Songs' by Keith Bosley. (1976) Whittington Press; Prospectus for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. (1964) Chilmark Press; Prospectus for 'The Bowmen of Shu' by Guy Davenport. (1983). Grenfell Press; Prospectus for 'The Silver Swaine' by Coleman Dowell. (1983). Grenfell Press; Prospectus for 'Of a Feather' by Colin See-Payton. (2008); Gregynog Press; Prospectus for 'Jonah Jonah: An Artist's Life in Wales (2008). Gregynog Press; Prospectus for 'Traditional Ditty' by Kevin Perryman (2007). Bonnefant Press; Prospectus for Stilll Life by Kevin Perryman. (2008). Bonnefant Press Words Press / Tragara Press prospectuses; Prospectus relating to an edition of 'On the Western Circuit' by Thomas Hardy which was published by Words Press in 2000. The prospectus mention that "Words Press have commissioned Tragara Press to print 125 copies…" 20 copies of the prospectus are included. Included also is a letter from Alan Anderson of Tragara Press which refers to the prospectus for 'On The Western Circuit' by Thomas Hardy.


Correspondence remains in original order. Where no original order was discernible, other materials were arranged by type/genre.

Collection History


No materials were separated from the collection during 2021 processing aside from routine appraisal practices.


Baseline processing of this collection was sponsored by the Delafield fund.

Processing Information

Baseline processing of this collection was completed by Kelly Bolding in September 2021. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in September 2021, incorporating some description written by the dealer.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Prospectuses and Publishing Ephemera; Words Press Records, C1651, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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