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FANTASY PRESS.

 
 

The Fantasy Press was founded by the surrealist artist
OSCAR MELLOR
in Swinford, Oxfordshire in 1951. It specialised in individual collections of poetry mainly by students in the Oxford University Colleges & gained a high profile by “discovering” a series of poets destined to become major literary figures. These included Philip Larkin, Elizabeth Jennings, Kingsley Amis, Tom Gunn, etc. as well as the Americans
Adrienne Rich, David Stacton, Richard Selig, Lucien Stryk, etc. Donald Hall also edited a series of anthologies containing original work. Printings of these first or early collections were generally limited to 300 copies and were hand set and printed by Mellor himself.
They are all in in original wraps, save two, in very good condition although the staples, where present, may be a little rusty.

OXFORD POETRY.
1953-1957. 1959
. 1960. (Not published 1958).
Editors include Jonathan PRICE, Anthony THWAITE, Judy SPINK,
Adrian MITCHELL, Richard SELIG, Roger LONSDALE, Geoffrey HILL,
Peter FERGUSON, Donald KEENE, John FULLER, Donald HALL,
Bernard DONOUGHUE, Gabriel PEARSON, John FULLER & Francis HOPE.
Contributors include
the Editors, P Garland, Dom Moraes, J E M Lucie-Smith, G MacBeth, D M Thomas, Q Stevenson, A Jay, A Bailey, A Alvarez, A Brownjohn, Jonathan Price, P Levi, J Joseph, Q Stevenson, J Creagh, C Driver, G Foster, R Aldridge, D Pyrce-Jones, etc.
7 volumes in original wraps. £175.00

OXFORD POETRY. 1953.
Ed Donald HALL & Geoffrey HILL

Donald Hall was the 14th American Laureate. He spent two years in Oxford after leaving Harvard. (Editors, A Alvarez, A Brownjohn, A Elliot, J E M Lucie-Smith,
G MacBeth, J Joseph, J Mallet, A Mitchell, Jonathan Price, J Reed, E M Strachan & A Thwaite.) £30.00

OXFORD POETRY. Fantasy Press 1954.
Ed Jonathan PRICE & Anthony THWAITE
.
(G Hill, J Lucie-Smith, G Macbeth, A Mitchell, J Price, R Selig, A Thwaite, Q Stevenson, etc.) Neat name on title page. £30.00

OXFORD POETRY. Fantasy Press 1955.
Ed Adrian MITCHELL & Richard SELIG
.
(Editors, P Levi, B Donoughe, D Keene, G MacBeth, A Thwaite, Q Stevenson, A Bailey, J Creagh, C Driver, A Elliot, P Ferguson, G Foster, W Hayward, J King-Farrow, D Mitchell, G Pearson & N Smith etc.) 51pp in original wraps which are a little marked. £17.50

OXFORD POETRY. 1956.
Ed Bernard DONOUGHUE & Gabriel PEARSON.
1957.
Poems by Editors, R Aldridge, A Jay, D Keene , P Levi, R Lonsdale, Q Stevenson, C Cuningham, P Ferguson , R Lonsdale, etc. £17.50

OXFORD POETRY. 1957.
Ed Peter FERGUSON & Dennis KEENE.
1958.
(Editors, Dom Moraes, G Pearson, K Pitchford, J Spink, R Lonsdale, P Garland & R K Wright, etc.) 34pp. £17.50

NEW POEMS.
Ed Donald HALL. V.1/3. Spring 1953
.
(Poems by T Gunn, G Hill, Elizabeth Jennings, Adrienne C Rich, A Brownjohn, Brian Morris, John Bayley, A Thwaite & David Mitchell.) Original wraps a little foxed around the edges. £35.00

NEW POEMS.
Ed. Donald HALL. v.1/4. Summer 1953
.
(J Price, J E M Lucie-Smith, Elizabeth Jennings, G Macbeth,
F G Steiner, Adrienne Rich, M Strachan.) £20.00

NEW POEMS.
Ed. Donald HALL. V.2/1. Autumn 1954.

(W Morgan, Robert Bly, A Anderson, Editor, Adrienne Rich, Elizabeth Jennings,
M Strachan, J Bayley, J Brooks.) £17.50

GARGOYLE.
Ed. H TEMPSET-RADFORD & S HOUGHTON.
1960. Trinity. Edition limited to 500 copies. (Poems by Martin Hall with articles by S Houghton, R Shiel,P Reyntiens, H Tempest-Radford, M Gearin-Tosh, S Houghton, C Pulford& G Treacher. £20.00

DRAGON.
JESUS COLLEGE MAGAZINE. Hilary 1961.

Editors S T KNIGHT & P D ROBERTS Editors.
(Editors, G T Renshaw, B M Speer, R C Williams, D J Williams, J V Fleming,
J Bird, J D Corbett, P A Pond, G W H Smith, O A Zilcz)..
Original pictorial wraps. Black & white photographic illustrations. £20.00

RIGHT.
Ed. Peter UNWIN & J S BINGHAM.
1953.
Publication of the Oxford University "breakaway" Conservative Association-"the Blue Ribbon Club" founded by Michael Heseltine when he was an undergraduate. A scarce privately printed publication of the Fantasy Press. Foreword by L S Amery. Contributors Peter Stein, Neville Teller, Guy Arnold & John Graham. Original yellow wraps, staples a little rusty otherwise in very good condition. £15.00

Richard ALDRIDGE.
POEMS.
1956. Poet's 1st Collection.
Fantasy Press Poet Number No.32. £20.00

A ALVAREZ.
POEMS.
1952. Poet's 1st Collection.
Fantasy Press Poet Number 15. £25.00.

Kingsley AMIS.
THE EVANS COUNTRY.
1962.
Dove grey stiff wraps. 12pp. £40.00

Anthony BAILEY.
THE FOOL AND FANCY.
1955.
Edited by A Thwaite & O Mellor. Light blue wrappers with typographical design by Oscar Mellor. Staples a little rusty otherwise in very good condition. £35.00

Carl BODE.
THE CALENDAR OF LOVE.
1959. Poet's 1st Collection.
The only commercially printed book by the Fantasy Press. £20.00

Simon BROADBENT.
POEMS.
1952. Poet's first collection.
Fantasy Press Poet Number 5. £25.00

Peter DALE.
WALK FROM THE HOUSE.
1962. £10.00

Donald DAVIE.
BRIDES OF REASON.
1955. Poet's second book. £15.00 

Richard DRAIN.
POEMS.
1955. Fantasy Press Poet Number 27. £15.00

Stuart EVANS.
ELEGY FOR THE DEATH OF A CLOWN.
1962.
Staples rusty otherwise in very good condition. £20.00

H S EVELING.
POEMS .
1956. Fantasy Press Poet Number 30. £12.00

Iain FLETCHER.
THE LOVER'S MARTYRDOM.
1957.
Poems translated from the Italian with original texts. £12.00

Michael FRIED.
OTHER HANDS.
1962. American poet. 12pp. £17.50

John HOLLOWAY.
POEMS.
1954. Fantasy Press Poet Number 26. £12.00

Mark HOLLOWAY.
POEMS.
1956. Poet's 1st Collection.
Fantasy Press Poet Number No.31. £16.00

Elizabeth JENNINGS.
POEMS.
1952. No 1 of the Fantasy Press Publications. Introduced by Anne Ridler. Apart from an 8pp pamphlet printed
a year earlier this is the Poet's first substantial collection. £35.00 

Dennis KEENE.
POEMS.
1957. Fantasy Press Poet Number No.34. £10.00

Richard KELL.
POEMS.
1957. Poet's 1st Collection.
Fantasy Press Poet Number No.35. £25.00

Lawrence D LERNER.
POEMS.
1955. Fantasy Press Poet Number 28. £10.00

Edward LUCIE-SMITH.
THE FANTASY POETS.
1954. Poet's first collection. Fantasy Press Poet Number 25. £20.00

George MACBETH.
LECTURE TO THE TRAINEES.
1962. £12.00

Niccolo MACHIAVELLI.
MANDRAGOLA.

A new & complete translation of this comedy by Niccolo Machiavelli. £20.00

Daibhidh MICHELL.
POEMS .
1955. Fantasy Press Poet Number 29. £12.00

Adrian MITCHELL.
POEMS.
1954. Poet's 1st Collection.
Fantasy Press Poet Number 24. £20.00

David Louis POSNER.
S'UN CASTO AMOR.
1953. 30 copies only printed. Ist publication of this American born, Oxford educated poet.
Staples a little rusty otherwise in very good condition. £50.00
POEMS. 1955. £35.00
CHRISTMAS and other POEMS. Circa 1956. One page poem with facing illustration by Anthony Baynes, red card covers. £25.00 .

James PRICE. POEMS. 1952. Fantasy Press Poet Number 3. £17.50

Michell RAPER.
POEMS.
(1952) Fantasy Press Poet Number 14. £12.00

Adrienne RICH.
POEMS.
1952. A Scarce collection by this American poet
published whilst she was a student in an Oxford University College .
Fantasy Press Poet Number 12. £185.00

Peter Dale SCOTT.
POEMS.
1952. Canadian poet's first collection.
Fantasy Press Poet Number 6. £18.00

Richard SELIG.
POEMS.
1954. Fantasy Press Poet Number 23.
American poet's first collection published whist he was a student at Magdalen
College , Oxford . £20.00

Martin SEYMOUR-SMITH.
POEMS.
1952. Poet's 1st Collection.
Fantasy Press Poet Number 10. £16.00

Michael SHANKS.
POEMS.
1952. Fantasy Press Poet Number 13. £12.00

David STACTON.
AN UNFAMILAR COUNTRY.
nd. Fantasy Press.
First published book, privately printed, by this American novelist, historian &
poet published while he was a student at Oxford .
Staples a little rusty otherwise in very good condition. £135.00

Lucien STRYK.
TAPROOT.
1953. American poet's first book
published 12 years before his first American Collection. £20.00
THE TRESPASSER.
1956. Author's second book. £12.00

Paul WEST.
POEMS.
1952. Poet's first collection.
Fantasy Press Poet Number 7. £16.00

Gordon WHARTON.
THIS AND THAT.
1955. £12.00

Miles Vaughan WILLIAMS.
HYLAS AND OTHER POEMS.
1953.
Woodcut illustration by Derek Tilston.
Blue boards decorated in gilt in very good condition. £25.00 

Derek WILSON.
SIGNPOST.
1954. The short story magazine of the Fantasy Press. Original wraps spot foxed but contents in very good condition. Stories by Peter Wiles, Peter triffitt, Mary Lomer and Derek Wilson. Uncommon. £30.00

Kenneth WOOD.
POEMS.
(1956) Fantasy Press Poet Number No.33, £16.00

Lotte ZURNDORFER.
POEMS.
1952. Poet's first collection.
Fantasy Press Poet Number 9. £25.00

RIGHT.
Ed. Peter UNWIN & J S BINGHAM.
1953.
Publication of the Oxford University "breakaway" Conservative Association-
"the Blue Ribbon Club" founded by Michael Heseltine when he was an undergraduate. A scarce, privately printed, publication of the Fantasy Press. Foreword by L S Amery . Contributors Peter Stein, Neville Teller, Guy Arnold & John Graham. Original yellow wraps, staples a little rusty otherwise in very good condition. £15.00

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