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Guide to the Tom and Rita Bottoms Collection
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Painted Books 1946-1958

Physical Description: 3 volumes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains three titles each limited to 75 copies with individually painted covers and holograph colophons by the author. Arranged by title.
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Poemscapes Jonathan Williams, Highlands, NC, Series: Jargon 11 1958

Physical Description: 5.25" x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Note: This is copy no. 11
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Sleepers Awake. Padell Book Company 1946

Physical Description: 6.25" x 9"

Scope and Content Note

Note: This is copy no. 36
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When We Were Here Together. New Directions 1957

Physical Description: 9" x 9.75"

Scope and Content Note

Note: This is copy no. 11
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Silkscreen Prints 1955

Physical Description: 2 portfolios, 34 printed sheets

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains two incomplete sets of Patchen silkscreen portfolios measuring 12" x 15". Originals containing 18 serigraphed poems with decorations and drawings reproduced from original manuscript pages, a title sheet, and a self folding portfolio. Limited to 200 copies, printed on Japanese handmade papers, several of which were hand colored by Patchen. Silkscreen reproduction by Frank Bacher, 1955.
Included also is one loose sheet.
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Glory Never Guesses, and other pages 1955

Physical Description: 17 sheets black cover
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A Surprise For The Bagpipe Player 1955

Physical Description: 16 sheetsred cover
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"To Whomever these village fires still have meaning, for Miriam..." 1955

Physical Description: 1 sheet