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Bibliography item 10

 

Ritual and Other Stories

by Arthur Machen

1992

 

item 10a: proof copy

Description: Hardback with photocopied sheets, bound by hand.

Pages: 262 + viii

Dustwrapper: Plain text drawn by hand, photocopied black on white paper.

Limitation: 2 copies

ISBN: none assigned

Publication: 1992

Price: not for sale

Contents: Introduction, by R.B. Russell/ The Town of Long Ago/ Jocelyn's Escape/ Of the Isle of Shadows/ A Further Account of the Academy of Lagado/ Tales from Barataria/ Sir John's Chef/ The Autophone/ A Remarkable Coincidence/ A Double Return/ A Wonderful Woman/ The Lost Club/ The Decorative Imagination/ The Novel of the Iron Maid/ The Idealist/ Witchcraft/ Torture/ Midsummer/ Nature/ Drake's Drum/ A New Christmas Carol/ The Gift of Tongues/ The Islington Mystery/ Johnny Double/ Awaking/ The Compliments of the Season/ The Exalted Omega/ Change/ Out of the Picture/ The Dover Road/ Ritual.

Note: Large collection of previously uncollected works by Machen. Published contents differ in order, and adds 'An Underground Adventure' and '7B Coney Court'.

 

item 10b: first edition

Description: Hardback printed by the New Venture Press and sewn and bound by hand.

Pages: 286 + ii

Dustwrapper: Plain text drawn by hand, printed in red on pale yellow paper.

Limitation: 300 numbered copies

ISBN: 1872621112

Publication: 1992

Price: £22.50

Contents: Introduction, by R.B. Russell/ The Town of Long Ago/ Of the Isle of Shadows/ A Further Account of the Academy of Lagado/ Tales from Barataria/ Sir John's Chef/ The Autophone/ A Remarkable Coincidence/ A Double Return/ A Wonderful Woman/ The Lost Club/ An Underground Adventure/ Jocelyn's Escape/ The Decorative Imagination/ The Novel of the Iron Maid/ Drake's Drum/ The Idealist/ Witchcraft/ Midsummer/ Nature/ Torture/ 7B Coney Court/ Johnny Double/ A New Christmas Carol/ The Gift of Tongues/ The Islington Mystery/ Awaking/ The Compliments of the Season/ The Dover Road/ The Exalted Omega/ Change/ Out of the Picture/ Ritual.

Note: Large collection of previously uncollected works by Machen.

 

item 10c: variant of first edition

Description:  Four copies as above but with altered title page and with Carbonnek's The Red Hand bound in at the rear of the book, labelled "The Chilton Grounds Edition."

Pages: 326

Dustwrapper: Plain text drawn by hand, photocopied black on white paper.

Limitation: four copies

ISBN: 1872621074

Publication: 1992

Price: not for sale

Contents: as above but with the inclusion of 'The Red Hand'.

 

item 10d: second edition

Description: Sewn hardback, printed and bound by Antony Rowe.

Pages: 270

Dustwrapper: Jacket printed in yellow, black and red on white cartridge paper. Vignette illustration "Ritual" by R.B. Russell.

Limitation: No limitation. 180 copies printed.

ISBN: 1872621279

Publication: 1997

Price: £25.00

Contents:  The Town of Long Ago/ Of the Isle of Shadows/ A Further Account of the Academy of Lagado/ Tales from Barataria/ Sir John's Chef/ The Autophone/ A Remarkable Coincidence/ A Double Return/ A Wonderful Woman/ The Lost Club/ An Underground Adventure/ The Decorative Imagination/ The Novel of the Iron Maid/ Jocelyn's Escape/ The Red Hand/ The Hidden Mystery/ The Soldier's Rest/ Drake's Drum/ A New Christmas Carol/ 7B Coney Court/ The Gift of Tongues/ The Islington Mystery/ Johnny Double/ Awaking/ The Compliments of the Season/ The Dover Road/ The Exalted Omega/ Change/ Out of the Picture/ Ritual.

Notes: 20 copies in marbled binding as presentation,not for sale. This edition replaces stories then in print in Ornaments in Jade with "The Red Hand."

 

item 10e: third edition

Description: Sewn hardback, printed and bound by Antony Rowe.

Pages: 382

Dustwrapper: Variant design of above.

Limitation: No limitation. 300 copies printed

ISBN: 1872621279

Publication: 2004

Price: £35.00

Contents: Introduction/ The Priest and the Barber/ The Spagyric Quest of Beroaldus Cosmopolita/ The Town of Long Ago/ Candletime/ Cidermas/ Over the Gate/ Of the Isle of Shadows/ A Further Account of the Academy of Lagado/ Tales from Barataria/ Sir John’s Chef/ Rus in Urbe/ By the Brook/ The Autophone/ The Brook Farm/ A Remarkable Coincidence/ A Double Return/ A Wonderful Woman/ The Lost Club/ An Underground Adventure/ Jocelyn’s Escape/ The Red Hand/ The Rose Garden/ The Turanians/ The Idealist/ Witchcraft/ The Ceremony/ Psychology/ Torture/ Midsummer/ Nature/ The Holy Things/ The Young Man in the Blue Suit/ The Soldiers’ Rest/ The Monstrance/ The Dazzling Light/ The Little Nations/ The Men from Troy/ The Light That Can Never Be Put Out/ Drake’s Drum/ A New Christmas Carol/ 7B Coney Court/ Munitions of War/ The Gift of Tongues/ The Islington Mystery/ Johnny Double/ The Cosy Room/ Awaking/ Opening the Door/ The Compliments of the Season/ The Dover Road/ The Exalted Omega / The Tree of Life/ Out of the Picture/ Change/ Ritual/ Appendix: Bibliography

 

item 10f: fourth edition

Description: Sewn hardback, printed and bound by Antony Rowe.

In print

Pages: 382

Dustwrapper: As above.

Limitation: No limitation. 300 copies printed

ISBN: 1872621279

Publication: 2006

Price: £35.00

Contents: as above

 

Reviews:

'This beautifully-made volume contains 32 Machen pieces, 14 of which are collected from pre-1900 magazines and so extremely hard to track down. I enjoyed them very much' It Goes on the Shelf

'It is the achievement of Ritual that it allows us to give our attention to a host of previously inaccessible Machen writings, to savour anew the flavour of a prose we may have thought we knew too well; I cannot think that any Machen enthusiast, or savant of the fantastic in literature, will wish to be without it.' Mark Valentine, Avallaunius

'The Arthur Machen renaissance has been quietly underway for years. R.B.Russell's Tartarus Press has been at the forefront, issuing the previously unpublished chapters of Machen's The Secret Glory (1991), a two volume anthology of criticism, Machenalia (1990), and now, most significantly, a volume of Machen's uncollected fiction.' Necrofile

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