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|Genre/Form:||Wood blocks (printing blocks)
Dummies (printed matter)
Calligraphy (visual works)
|Named Person:||Barry Moser|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Barry Moser; David R Godine; Andrew Hoyem; Archibald MacLeish; Paul L Mariani; Chase Twichell; Stephen Vincent Benét; L Frank Baum; E M Beekman; Lewis Carroll; Dante Alighieri; Homer.; Herman Melville; Richard, de Fournival; William Shakespeare; Mark Twain; Virgil.
|Notes:||Holographs, signed; typescripts, signed; holographs; typescripts; drawings, signed; drawings.|
|Description:||137 boxes (130 linear ft.)|
The woodblocks fall into three groups: first, a group arranged chronologically and pictured in the woodblock catalog (located in box 5); second, the blocks from Alice's adventures in Wonderland, which are filed by the numbers of the pages on which the prints appear in the book; and third, eighteen blocks which are uncatalogued and unnumbered. [No prints may be pressed from the wood cuts.] The following woodblocks appear in the catalog, but are not included in this collection: 71H, 71I, 73D, 76A2, 78J, 78Q, 78R, 78X, 79T, 79V.
A box list addendum (boxes 85-137) was added to the collection in 2008 and includes a variety of materials both professional and personal. Professional papers include illustrations, photographs, book jackets, woodcuts, calligraphy, drafts of works, dummy copies, notes, prints, contracts, correspondence with publishing companies, invitations to speaking engagements, copies of speeches, and other professional material related to the Pennyroyal Press and Moser's commissions. Projects include, but are not limited to, Master Richard's bestiary of love and response, Dante's Divine comedy, the Bible, The Guild Shakespeare, The wizard of Oz, Huckleberry Finn, Lewis Carroll's Alice's adventures in Wonderland and Through the looking glass. Personal papers can be found throughout the addendum, and include correspondence, bills, invitations, newspaper and magazine articles on Moser, and wedding preparations.
Includes correspondence regarding proposals for new work, research materials for books to be illustrated, typescripts of material from books to be illustrated, some with Moser's sketches or author's notes about ideas for the illustrations, and woodblocks for the prints, including those for Alice's adventures in Wonderland. Also includes notes, letters, research materials, preliminary sketches, and page proofs for many of the books Moser illustrated, including John Brown's body (published as: John Brown's body [by] Stephen Vincent Benét. -- New York : Book-of-the-Month Club, c1956), Timing devices (published as: Timing devices : poems [by] Paul Mariani. -- Easthampton, Mass. : Pennyroyal Press, c1977), Moby Dick (published as: Moby Dick, or, the whale [by] Herman Melville. -- San Francisco : Arion Press, c1979), The odyssey (published as: The oddyssey of Homer. -- New York : The Limited Edition Club, c1981), and Alice's adventures in Wonderland (published as: Lewis Carroll's Alice's adventures in Wonderland. -- West Hatfield, Mass. : printed by Harold McGrath at Pennyroyal Press, c1982).