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Old Stile Press mss., 1989-2009

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu

Creator
Old Stile Press.

Title
Old Stile Press mss., 1989-2009

Collection No.
LMC 2732

Extent
180,000 items

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
Consists of materials documenting the process of traditional book design, production and publication from one of the most prolific and independent of British Presses.

Access Restrictions

Access to this collection requires advance notice. Please contact the Curator of Manuscripts for additional information.

Administrative History

The Old Stile Press has been at the forefront of the British private press movement for over twenty-five years. It is particularly notable for the freedom it gives artists to respond to texts written by such authors as Oscar Wilde, George Mackay Brown, W.S. Graham and others.

Scope and Content Note

The collection traces the progress of more than fifty titles from the project's inception, through galley proofs of type, to printing, binding and distribution. Also included are records which document the processes of hand-printing and publishing as pursued by Frances and Nicolas McDowell, as well as lengthy and detailed correspondence with creative individuals from the worlds of literature and the visual arts in addition to suppliers of paper and binding supplies. Correspondence relating to projects begun but abandoned; ephemeral printing; and records relating to the financial operation of a press offer a view into the broader community of private press printing in Britain during the second half of the twentieth century.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2010
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Old Stile Press mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Whitney Buccione and Erin Dobias.

Completed in 2012.


Old Stile Press mss., 1989-2009

Box 1 Brockway, Harry, Faithful John, correspondence, production material

Fryer, Katherine, Before the War & Long Ago, correspondence, production material, research

Graham, W. S. & Thomson, Douglas, Letters & Heads, correspondence, production material, research

Foa, Maryclare, The Dream Song of Olaf Asteson, correspondence, production material

Bayliss, Keith, White Voices, correspondence, production material

Box 2 Sutton, Philip, Correspondence, production material, research

Gross, Philip, The Abstract Garden, correspondence, production material, research

Box 3 Strachan, Geoffrey, Masks, correspondence, production material, research

Box 4 Barnfield, Richard, Sonnets, correspondence, production material

Box 5 Correspondence, 1996-2006

(multiple folders; majority Christmas/holiday cards)


Box 6 Harrop, Dorothy, Bibliography of The Old Stile Press

Isaac, Bert, The Landscape Within, correspondence, production material, research

Isaac, Bert, For Books That Never Were, production material

Box 7 Wilde, Nicolas, The Flute of Sardonyx, correspondence, production material

Tanner, Robin, The Last Poems of Alice Meynell, correspondence, production material

Elwyn, John, House of Leaves, correspondence, production material

Box 8 Tanner, Heather, The More Angels Shall I Paint, correspondence, production material

Tanner, Heather, Ten Clerihews, correspondence, production material

Tanner, Heather, A Country Alphabet, correspondence, production material

Tanner, Heather & Robin, A Country Book of Days, correspondence, production material

Box 9 Kiggell, Ralph, Leading the Cranes Home, correspondence, production material, research

Box 10 Double Crown Club, correspondence, production material

Miscellaneous private presses, correspondence, production material

Pisces Press, correspondence, production material

Ridler, Vivian, correspondence

Fleece Press, correspondence, production material

Black Pennell Press, correspondence

Chambers, David, correspondence

Partridge, Walter & The Perdix Press, correspondence, production material

Rampant Lions Press, correspondence, production material

Paulinus Press, correspondence, production material

Rocket Press, correspondence, production material

Libanus Press, correspondence, production material

Whittington Press, correspondence, production material

Box 11 Duke Bluebeard's Castle, production material

Hardy, Thomas. Green Blades, correspondence, production material

Taliesin & the Mockers, correspondence, production material

Black Marigolds, correspondence, production material

Box 12 Krol, Abram, correspondence, production material

L, general correspondence

Livay, Yaron, correspondence.

Lloyd, Noel, correspondence

M, general correspondence

Mc, general correspondence

MacKenzie-Kerr, Ian, correspondence

MacNeill, Alyson, correspondence

Mould Type Foundry, correspondence

McLean, David, correspondence

Marsh, Leonard, correspondence

Mountfield, Julian, correspondence

Morgan, Robert, correspondence

Marsh, Jan, correspondence

Mitchell, Benard, correspondence

Moore, Jerrold, correspondence

Madibele, Miotshepi, correspondence, production material

Martin, Douglas, correspondence

MacDonald, Robert, correspondence

Newport Printing Company, correspondence

National Library of Wales, correspondence

McMillington, Rodney, correspondence

National Trust, Cardiff Association, correspondence

N, general correspondence

Newport, Barry, correspondence

Moon, Pip, correspondence

Obituaries

O, general correspondence

Osmond, Mat, correspondence, production material

Ould, Martyn, correspondence

Oxford Guild of Printers, correspondence

Orme, Robert, correspondence

Perryman, Kevin, correspondence

Phipps and Company, correspondence

Packard, Simon, correspondence

Puil, Paul Pever, correspondence

PQ, general correspondence

Primrose Hill Press, correspondence

Richards, Barry, correspondence

Rundley, Timothy, correspondence

Roose-Evans, James, correspondence

Rocket Press, correspondence

Rowlands-Pritchard, John, correspondence

R, general correspondence

Tute, Bernhard, correspondence

Sharp, N. C. Craig, correspondence

Sanford, Lettice, correspondence

Stephens, Ian, correspondence

Silent Books, correspondence

Five Seasons Press, correspondence

S, general correspondence

Michael Taylor Rare Books, correspondence

Lauretti, Robert, correspondence, production materials

Todd, Will, correspondence

Tucker, Alex, correspondence

T-U, correspondence

National Library of Wales, correspondence

Whitlock-Bundell, Joe, correspondence

Weiss, Burton, correspondence

Williams, Eric, correspondence

Whiteway, Rogers, correspondence (includes hard disks)

Watson, Adam, correspondence

V-W, correspondence

Whittington Press, correspondence

Zip, correspondence

Yale University, correspondence

Yallop, Jacqueline, correspondence

Yorke, Malcolm, correspondence

Box 13 Copy of The Old Stile Press...in the twentieth century: a bibliography, 1979-1999

Exhibitions, sale or return copies

Murphy, Gwenan and Peter, correspondence

Wilde, Oscar, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol," orders and correspondence

Crossley-Holland, Kevin, Eleanor's Advent, orders and correspondence

Tanner, Robin, The More Angels I Shall Paint, orders and correspondence

(includes photo negatives)


Tanner, Robin, correspondence and production material

Leonard Curtis & Co., correspondence

The Lad Philiside, correspondence and production material

Brown, George Mackay, Keepers of the House, correspondence and production material

Lemaire, Angela, Pied Piper, correspondence and production material

The Holy Barb, correspondence and production material

Judas Iscariot and Elegy, correspondence and production material

Pitts, J. Martin, correspondence and production material

Pitts, J. Martin, 24 Nudes, correspondence and production material

Pitts, J. Martin, The Waternymph and the Boy, correspondence and production material

Pitts, J. Martin "Abraham and Isaac" – correspondence and production material.

Pitts, J. Martin, general publication check list and expenses

Redcliffe Press, correspondence

Thomas, Llewellyn, correspondence and production material

McDowall, Nicholas, A Wall in Wales, correspondence and production material

Davis, Michael and Simon Brett, The Way to the Tree of Life, correspondence and production material

MacNeill, Alyson, Song of the Forest, correspondence and production material.

Grimes, Peter, correspondence and production material

MacNeill, Alyson, Benedicte, correspondence and production material

(includes woodcut)


Crossley-Holland, Kevin, Oenone in January, correspondence and production material

Lawrences, Inger, The Seafarer, correspondence and production material

Box 14 Nurse, Chris, Pyramus & Thisbe, correspondence and production material

(2 folders)

(includes leather samples and film negatives)


Schwartz, Julian, correspondence and production material

(includes photographs)


Martin, Gillian, The Nonsense Stories, correspondence and production material

(2 folders)

(includes metal plates)


Martin, Gillian, A Pear of Disconnected Verses, correspondence and production material

(includes metal plates)


MacDonald, Robert, Where Many Shipwreck, correspondence and production material

Box 15 Palmer, Garrick, Ballad of Reading Gaol, correspondence and production material

Palmer, Garrick, Land, correspondence and production material

Box 16 Lemaire, Angela, Thomas the Rhymer and Thomas the Future, correspondence and production material

Lemaire, Angela, miscellaneous titles, correspondence and production material

Lemaire, Angela, Pyed Piper, correspondence and production material

Lemaire, Angela, Joys, correspondence and production material

Kirk, Robert & Lemaire, Angela, Secret Commonwealth, correspondence and production material

(includes hard disk)


Box 17 Smith, Timothy d'Arch, Alphabet, correspondence and production material

A, general correspondence

Alexander, Gregory, correspondence and production material

Blamines, David, correspondence

Byram-Wigfield, David, correspondence

Blow, Brian, correspondence

B, general correspondence

Bishop, Hal, correspondence

Brett, Simon, correspondence

Biblio File, correspondence

Brockway, Harry, correspondence (2 folders)

Checklist Calvary, correspondence

Crossley-Holland, Kevin, correspondence

Cutler, Ivor, correspondence

Cruikshank, George, correspondence

Cooke, Jean, correspondence

Crow, Barbara, correspondence

C, general correspondence (includes newspaper clippings)

Clayton, Roger, correspondence

Caxton Printing Supplies, correspondence

Confrey, Neil and Debra, correspondence

Desai, Ashvin, correspondence

Deuckert, Alexander, correspondence

Dingle, Habib, correspondence (include holiday card with cross-stitching on the front)

Hodgkins, Ian, correspondence

D, general correspondence

Delrue, Paul, correspondence (includes photograph)

Duyn, Jereon, correspondence and production materials

Designer Bookbinders, correspondence

D'Arbeloff, Natalie, correspondence and checklist of her works

Barbarian Press, correspondence and catalogue

E, correspondence, book, and photographs

Davies, John Elwyn, correspondence

Finley, Eric, correspondence and production material (includes photographs)

F, general correspondence

Future developments

Forster, Peter, correspondence

Folio Society, correspondence

Goddard, Juliette, correspondence

Gill, Alaistair, correspondence

Goldmark, Mike, correspondence

Gunn, Gordon and Freida, correspondence

Greenslade, David, correspondence and books

Gold, David, correspondence (includes newspaper clippings)

Geraci, Joseph, correspondence

G, general correspondence

Greenwood, Jeremy, correspondence

Harrison, Ski, correspondence and photographs (negatives)

Hill, Susan, correspondence

Hall, Bryan, correspondence

H, general correspondence

Jones, David, correspondence

I-J, general correspondence

Kobayashi, Shusuke, correspondence

K, general correspondence

Box 18 Hughes, Lynn, correspondence

Thomas, Dylan, The Laugharne Poems, production material, correspondence

Thomas, Dylan, The Laugharne Poems, orders

McDowall, Frances & Nicholas, correspondence

d'Arbeloff, Natalie, Revelation, production material, correspondence

Box 19 Philpott, Sara, correspondence, production material

Skelton, Robin, correspondence

Skelton, Robin & Philpott, Sara, Lens of Crystal, production material, orders

Latin Memories, production material, negatives

Blaga, Lucian, The Poems of Light, correspondence, production material

Blaga, Lucian, The Poems of Light, Sara Philpott correspondence, production material

Box 20 Hughes, Ted, correspondence

Lloyd, Reg, Standing Stone, correspondence, production material

Lloyd, Reg & Hughes, Ted, Earth Dances, production material

Brown, George Mackay, In the Margins of a Shakespeare, correspondence, production material

Graham, Rigby, Kippers and Sawdust, correspondence, production material

Box 21 First British Conference of Fine Printing, The Camberwell Press (Camberwell Conference), correspondence, conference material

If Symposium, BBC Wales (BBC Conference), correspondence

Bold, Alan, correspondence

Brown, Hamish, correspondence

"Prints on the Page," Six Chapel Row, and Caterpillar Moon, correspondence, event material

Exhibitions 1995, correspondence, exhibition material

Art of Living 1998, correspondence, posters, conference material

Seventy Stunning Books, Six Chapel Row, correspondence

The Bleddfa Trust, correspondence, exhibition material

Printing Presses, correspondence, instruction book

24 Nudes, correspondence, sales orders

Basilisk Press (Charlene Garry), correspondence, orders

Beginning Religion, Bruce & Wallbarch, production material

The Fine Art Society, correspondence, promotional material

Artisan 2002, correspondence, conference material

RBSA Exhibition 2006, correspondence, exhibition material

Robin Tanner Centenary, correspondence, production material

Swarthmore College, correspondence, orders

Charles Seluzicki Fine & Rare Books, correspondence, orders

Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, correspondence

Califia Books, correspondence, orders

Bookarts at the Bookery, correspondence, orders

Valia Fine Art, correspondence, orders

The 40th California International Antiquarian Book Fair / The Codex International Book Fair, 2007, correspondence, conference materials

Oak Knoll Fest XII, 2005, conference material

London Artist Book Fair 2007 and Watercolours & Drawings Fair 2008, correspondence, conference material

Exhibitions/Fairs 2007, correspondence, conference material

House & Garden 2007, correspondence, article

Watercolours & Drawings Fair 2009, correspondence, conference material

Exhibitions 2004, correspondence, conference material

Brecon Exhibition, Working with Artists in Wales, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, correspondence, promotional material, exhibition material

Box 22 Photographic Material

Tanner, Robin, The More Angels I Shall Paint

Tanner, Robin, correspondence and production material

Pitts, J. Martin

MacDonald, Nicolas, A Wall in Wales

Strachan, Geoffrey, correspondence, production materials, research

M, general correspondence

Mc, general correspondence

MacNeill, Alyson, correspondence

Newport Printing Company, correspondence

Roose-Evans, James, correspondence

S, general correspondence

Barnfield, Richard, Sonnets

d'Arbeloff, Nicole, Revelation

Nurse, Chris, Pyramus & Thisbe

Goddard, Juliette, correspondence

Harrison, Ski, correspondence

Correspondence 1996-2006

Harrop, Dorothy, Bibliography of Old Stile Press

Thomas, Dylan, The Laugharne Poems, production material, correspondence

Blaga, Lucian, The Poems of Light, correspondence, production material

Exhibitions 1995, correspondence, exhibition material

Printing Presses, correspondence, instruction book

Graham, Rigby, Kippers and Sawdust, correspondence, production material

Box 23 (Oversize) Barnfield, Richard, Sonnets

correspondence, production material


Box 24 (Oversize) Strachan, Geoffrey, Masks

correspondence, production material, research


Box 25 (Oversize) Duke Bluebeard's Castle

production material


Box 26 (Oversize) Kiggell, Ralph

assorted volumes


Box 27 (Oversize) Hardy, Thomas, Green Blades

correspondence, production material


Box 28 (Oversize) Isaac, Bert. The Landscape Within

correspondence, production material, research


Box 29 (Oversize) Martin, Gillian

assorted volumes


Box 30 (Oversize) Brown, George Mackay, In the Margins of a Shakespeare

correspondence, production material


Box 31 (Oversize) d'Arbeloff, Natalie, Revelation

production material, correspondence


Box 32 (Oversize) Lemaire, Angela, Pyed Piper

correspondence and production material


Box 33 (Oversize) Graham, W.S. & Thomson, Douglas. Letters & Heads

correspondence, production material, research


Box 34 (Oversize) Taliesin & the Mockers

correspondence, production material


Box 35 (Oversize) Sutton, Philip

correspondence, production material, research


Box 36 (Oversize) Graham, Rigby, Kippers and Sawdust

correspondence, production material


Box 37 (Oversize) Martin, Gillian, The Nonsense Stories

correspondence and production material


Box 38 (Oversize) Wilde, Nicolas, The Flute of Sardonyx

correspondence, production material


Box 39 (Oversize) Palmer, Garrick, Ballad of Reading Gaol

correspondence and production material


Box 40 (Oversize) Kirk, Robert, Secret Commonwealth

correspondence and production material


Box 41 (Oversize) Elwyn, Joan, House of Leaves

correspondence and production material


Box 42 (Oversize) Tanner, Robin, The Last Poems of Alice Maynell

correspondence and production material


Box 43 (Oversize) Lamaire, Angela, Thomas the Rhymer and Thomas the Future

correspondence and production material


Box 44 (Oversize) Nurse, Chris. Pyramus & Thisbe

correspondence, production material


Box 45 (Oversize) Crossley-Holland, Kevin, Eleanor's Advent

production material


Box 46 (Oversize) Zerkall special making. Antique

61x100cms 200 gsm.


Box 47 (Oversize) Anderson, Kate

artistic sample


Eschenbach, Wolfram von, Parzival

Gwasg Gregynog Press, publicity material


Rocket Press

correspondence, production material


Davis, Michael and Simon Brett, The Way to the Tree of Life

correspondence and production material


Biblio File

correspondence