Two booklets of modern verse, written out and decorated by Frederic Prokosch

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Two booklets of modern verse, written out and decorated by Frederic Prokosch, 1982. Parts of the title-page and colophon in both pamphlets are printed. The title-pages read: 'Illustrated by Frederic Prokosch. The Prometheus Press, Grasse, 1982'. The colophons, which include an edition statement, have been numbered and signed by Prokosch. The booklets are:

  • A.E. Housman, 'Loveliest of Trees'. The text of the poem includes decorations in red ink, and a water-colour frontispiece. The pamphlet is epsilon in a series alpha to epsilon.
  • Dylan Thomas, 'Do not go gentle'. Decorated as above. The pamphlet is alpha in a series alpha to epsilon.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederic Prokosch (1908-89) was an American writer.

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Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library, from J. Howard Woolner, 1990, catalogue 83, items 81 and 182.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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