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Guide to the Typographeum Press Publications, 1974-1992

Collection number: MC 57

Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About R.T. Risk and the Typographeum Press

R.T. Risk, author and printer, began operating the Typographeum Press in Francestown, New Hampshire in 1974. He printed and bound publications by hand on a range of subjects including poetry, short stories, essays, memoirs, and biographies for nearly thirty-five years. He used a 10 x 15 Chandler and Price treadle platen press. Typographeum Press is located at The Typographeum Bookshop which sells a small collections of books written and printed by Risk and others.

About the typographeum Press Publications

This collection contains hand-set and printed letterpress books of literary interest, including poetry, short stories, biographies, and travel adventures in book, pamphlet and ephemera format.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Typographeum Press holds the copyright on this material.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Typographeum Press Publications, 1974-1992, MC 57, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchase, Bert Babcock, multiple acquisitions. (Accession numbers: 7972, 8046, 8135, 8161, 825, 8245, 8246, 8348, 8426, 8428, 8459, 8534, 863, 8641, 8673, 8674, 8716)

Related Material

Catalogues (1-22)

Catalogues (23-37)

Catalogues (38-85)

Separated Material

Cataloged Typographeum books in the UNH Library:

Lakin, R.D. The MacDowell Poems. Handprinted by R.T. Risk. Copy 56 of 125 numbered copies signed by the author, 1977.

Risk, R.T. “It is the choice of the Gods”: The Remarkable Life of Count Potockiof. Hand-set and printed by R.T. Risk. Copy 8 of 60 numbered copies signed by the author, 1978.

Aldington, Richard. The Dearest Friend: A Selection From the Letters of Richard Aldington to John Cournos. Introduction by R.T. Risk, 1978. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk. Copy 100 out of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, 1978.

Risk, R.T. Why Potoki? Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk. Copy 8 of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, 1981.

Burford-Mason, Roger. Up at the Big House. Illustrations by Robin K. Boyd. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk. Copy 29 of 80 numbered copies signed by the author, 1981.

Kershaw, Alister. Adrian Lawlor: A Memoir. Frontispiece by Anthony Palliser. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk. Copy 37 of 85 numbered copies signed by the author, 1981.

Risk, R.T. Erhard Ratdolt, Master Printer. Hand-set, printed letterpress, and hand-bound by R.T. Risk. Copy 31 of 100 signed by the author, 1982.

Kershaw, Alister. The Beginning and the End: Collected Poems. Copy 31 of 100, signed by the author, and bound in cloth by the printer, 1983.

Salute to Roy Campbell. Edited and translated by Alister Kershaw. Revised and expanded translation of Hommage & Agrave; Roy Campbell, 1958. Copy 103 of 200 copies bound in cloth by the printer, 1984.

Gribble, George Dunning. Scarecrows: A Dialogue. Hand-set, printed letterpress, and bound by R.T. Risk. Number 27 of 75 copies, 1985.

Lyle, Anna Campbell. Poetic Justice: A Memoir of My Father Roy Campbell. Printed and bound by R.T. Risk. One of 150 copies, 1986.

Mosely, Diana. The Writing of Rebecca West. One of 150 copies printed and bound by R.T. Risk, November 1986.

Older, Julia. A Little Wild: Poems and Woodcuts. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk, who finished the work in December 1986. Number 53 of 125 copies, signed by the author.

Barlow, Adrian. Answers For My Murdered Self. One of 150 hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk, who finished the work in January 1987.

Mosley, Oswald. Two Germans of Genius. Edited and with an afterword by Diana Mosley. One of 125 copies printed and bound by R.T. Risk, September 1987.

Kershaw, Alister. An Introduction to Leon Daudet: with Selections From His Memoirs. With selections from his memoirs. Frontispiece portrait by Couneus. One of 200 copies printed and bound by R.T. Risk, February 1988.

White, Clair Nicolas. River Boy. Drawings by Robert White. One of 150 copies printed and bound by R.T. Risk. May 1988. Signed by the author.

Collection Contents

Series I: Pamphlets, 1974-1987

(21 folders)

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Risk, Terry. Three Private Presses. Illustrated by Christian Small. West Linton: The Cadmus Press. Copy number 16 of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. First book printed by Risk, 1974.
Box 1, Folder 2 The Art of the Book. Peterborough, N.H.: Sharon Arts Center, 1977. Written and hand-printed by R.T. Risk at the Typographeum Press, Francestown, N.H. Exhibit catalog, .
Box 1, Folder 3 Leblanc on Lupin: An Author On His Character. Translated from the French by Henry H. Babcock. Introduction by Peter L. Stern. Hand-printed by R.T. Risk for Peter L. Stern. Copy 8 of 100 numbered copies signed by Babcock, Stern, and Risk, 1978.
Box 1, Folder 4 Golffing, Francis. Likenesses: Translations by Francis Golffing. Hand-set, printed letterpress, and bound by R.T. Risk. Copy 22 of 75 numbered copies signed by the author, 1979.
Box 1, Folder 5 Risk, R.T. Dr. Mardersteig, A Memory. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk. Copy 15 of 60 numbered copies signed by the author, 1980.
Box 1, Folder 6 Golffing, Francis. Women’s Movement. Francestown, N.H.: Privately Printed, 1980. “Fifty copies of these poems were hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk…for Francis Golffing.” Signed by the author, .
Box 1, Folder 7 Golffing, Francis. Women’s Movement II. Francestown, N.H.: Privately Printed, 1981. “Fifty copies hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk.” Signed by the author, .
Box 1, Folder 8 Golffing, Francis. The Malcontent. One of 35 copies hand printed by R.T. Risk., 1982.
Box 1, Folder 9 Spingarn, Lawrence P. The Belvedere. Illustrated by Richard C. Walsh. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk. One of 175 copies signed by the author and illustrator, 1982.
Box 1, Folder 10 Pound, Omar S. Saint Erkenwald. Revere, Pa.: Woolmer/Brotherson. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk at Francestown, N.H. One of 300 copies signed by the author, 1983.
Box 1, Folder 11 Risk, R.T. The Life and Death of Nicolaus Jenson. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk. One of 150 copies, 125 of which were distributed to the Society of Private Printers, 1983.
Box 1, Folder 12 Golffing, Francis. New Poems. Privately printed. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk, 1984.
Box 1, Folder 13 Campbell, Roy. “Mass At Dawn”: A Poem Set To Music By Christopher Connolly. One of 80 copies hand-set and printed letterpress. Signed by Christopher Connolly, 1984.
Box 1, Folder 14 Pound, Omar S. Siege: Lucknow 1857. Revere, Pa.: Woolmer/Brotherson, [1984]. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk. One of 210 copies signed by the author, .
Box 1, Folder 15 Roberts, A.F. Poems. Privately printed. One of 75 copies hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk, 1984.
Box 1, Folder 16 Trakl, Georg. Seven Poems of Georg Trakl. Translated by Francis Golffing. Privately printed. One of 60 copies hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk, 1985.
Box 1, Folder 17 Lasker-Schuler, Else. Five Poems. Translated by Francis Golffing. One of 50 copies printed and bound by R.T. Risk, 1986.
Box 1, Folder 18 Aldington, Richard. The Berkshire Kennett. Copy 5 of 15 copies printed in a variant binding by R.T. Risk, 1986. Initialled RTR.
Box 1, Folder 19 Aldington, Richard. The Berkshire Kennett. One of 60 copies printed by David Wilkinson, Reading, England, 1986.
Box 1, Folder 20 Golffing, Francis. Poems, 1966-1967. Privately printed. One of 45 copies printed and bound by R.T. Risk, Francestown, 1986.
Box 1, Folder 21 Aldington, Richard. In Winter. Drawings by Sylvia Nicolas O’Neill. One of 100 copies. Signed by the artist. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T Risk, 1987.

Series II: Miscellaneous Items, 1976-1992

(17 folders)

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 22 Occasional List No. One from the Typographeum Bookshop, the Stone Cottage, Bennington Road, Francestown, N.H. 03043, Dec. 1976
Box 1, Folder 23 Risk, R.T. On My Print Shop. “About 100 copies hand-set and hand-printed…by Terry Risk for his friends this Christmas.” Francestown, N.H.: Privately Printed, 1977
Box 1, Folder 24 Publication announcement for R.T. Risk, It Is The Choice of the Gods, 1978
Box 1, Folder 25 “Many a Time…” Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles. Michaelmas Term, 1978. Printed by R.T. Risk at the Typographeum Press, Francestown, N.H. Program
Box 1, Folder 26 Dekker, Thomas. A Cradle Song. One of 100 copies printed letterpress by R.T. Risk at the Typographeum Press, Francestown, N.H., 1978
Box 1, Folder 27 Aldus Manitius. “I have resolved to devote my life…” Printed letter-press by Terry Risk for his friends “with best wishes for Christmas this December and the New Year,” 1978
Box 1, Folder 28 Thomas, Edward. The New House. “Sixty copies hand-set by David Risk, and printed letter-press as a souvenir of the visit of David Risk, Julie Risk to…Terry Risk…” Francestown, N.H., 1979
Box 1, Folder 29 “For someone as unmechanical…” Sixty copies hand-set and printed letter-press by Terry Risk for his friends, Dec. 1979
Box 1, Folder 30 Greene, Robert. Content. “Fifty copies hand-set and printed letterpress by Terry Risk for his friends this Christmas 1980 with all best wishes for the season, DEO GRATIAS.” Dec. 1980
Box 1, Folder 31 “Paper is made…” “Fifty copies of his own hand-made paper printed by Terry Risk for his friends with best wishes this Christmas, 1981.”

Box 1, Folder 32 “Seasons Greetings: Peace and Goodwill” contains verse from Langland, William. Book of Piers Plowman, c. 1362. “Fifty copies printed by Terry Risk for his friends this Christmas, 1982.”
Box 1, Folder 33 “Heap on more wood!…” Sir Walter Scott, Marmion. “Sixty copies hand-set and printed letterpress by Terry Risk for his friends this Christmas 1983.”
Box 1, Folder 34 Joyce, James. “To Live, To Err, To Fall,…” Broadside. Copy number 13 of 15 hand-set and printed letterpress by R.T. Risk for Alan W. Armstrong. 18 August, 1985.
Box 1, Folder 35 “Five centuries ago…” Printed by Terry Risk “with fond good wishes for his friends this Christmas 1985.”
Box 1, Folder 36 “Our familiar `roman’ type face … ” Printed by Terry Risk “with good wishes to all my friends this Christmas, 1986.”
Box 1, Folder 37 Golffing, Francis. The Walkers. Broadside. One of 25 copies. Privately printed for the author, February 1987.
Box 1, Folder 38 Golffing, Francis. Neobule’s Soliloquy (after Horace’s Odes III/12). Twenty copies of this poem have been printed for Barbara and Francis Golffing on their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary by R.T. Risk. Francestown, New Hampshire, February 1992.

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