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Record Number 833
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: John Beecher, ("for Father M. Louis, O.C.S.O.")
Year 1963
Title On Acquiring a Cistercian Breviary Place Published: Phoenix
Publisher Rampart Press
Notes Broadside; dedicated to "Father M. Louis O.C.S.O." which was the name Thomas Merton used while at Gethsemani; one of 200 copies handset and printed damp, in blue and black, by John and Barbara Beecher. Limited edition: 1/200.
Label ALB
Date January
Type of Work Broadside Short Title: On Acquiring a Cistercian Breviary
Record Number 1322
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 1967
Title A Carol / broadside Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher Unicorn Press
Notes Broadside; closed illustrated broadside poem; Unicorn Folio 1, No. 4. One oversized folded page with title on the cover, reproduction of a Merton drawing on the second, the poem facing the drawing on the third, and the fourth page blank. Limited edition -1/325.
Label ALU
Type of Work Broadside / 12-1/2 x 22 inches / Limited edition 1/325. Short Title: A Carol / broadside
Record Number 917
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 1967
Title A Carol / broadside Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher Unicorn Press
Notes Broadside; closed illustrated broadside poem; Unicorn Folio 1, No. 4. One oversized folded page with title on the cover, reproduction of a Merton drawing on the second, the poem facing the drawing on the third, and the fourth page blank. Limited edition -1/325.
Label ALU
Type of Work Broadside / 12-1/2 x 22 inches / Limited edition 1/325. Short Title: A Carol / broadside
Record Number 687
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 2003
Title There is no Sickness in the World... Place Published: St Catherines, Ontario
Publisher Blind Pig Press
Notes Limited edition broadside; #4/40 followed by initials "gs"; framed behind archival material. Broadside reads, "There is no sickness in the world that can be cured by Propaganda - Thomas Merton".
Label L
Type of Work Special, numbered, limited edition broadside - #4/40. Short Title: There is no Sickness in the World...
Record Number 532
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 1991
Title One of the Greatest tragedies of Our Time / broadside Place Published: Berkeley
Publisher Black Oak Books
Notes First edition; limited edition - 1 of 500 copies designed to benefit the American Friends Services Committee Fund for all civilian victims of war in the Middle East.
Label L
Type of Work 8 x 15.5" broadside with text and Japanese character. Limited edition. Short Title: One of the Greatest tragedies of Our Time / broadside
Record Number 2431
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Reinhardt, Ad
Year 1966
Title Black on Black - silkscreen (or lithograph?) colour prints #9 & #10
Notes This item contains two original black on black silkscreen (or lithograph?) prints (#9 & #10 - both stamped and numbered) from an edition of 250 - both protected in original numbered folders with rice-paper protection slips. Merton and Reinhardt were friends in Columbia and continued to be so after Merton became a monk. In 1957 Merton requested and received an original black on black painting from Reinhardt to aid in his prayer life. In a journal entry of November 17, Merton described the painting, “Almost invisible cross on a black background. As though immersed in darkness and trying to emerge from it . . . You have to look hard to see the cross. One must turn away from everything else and concentrate on the picture as though peering through a window into the night . . . I should say a very ‘holy’ picture—helps prayer—an ‘image’ without features to accustom the mind at once to the night of prayer—and to help one set aside trivial and useless images that wander into prayer and spoil it.” - from Cunningham, Lawrence S. (editor) A Search for Solitude: The Journals of Thomas Merton, vol. 3. HarperSanfrancisco, 1996.
Label NUAL
Type of Work colour silkscreen (or lithograph?) prints from an edition of 250. Short Title: Black on Black - silkscreen (or lithograph?) colour prints #9 & #10
Record Number 755
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Rice, Ed
Year 2005 - from original photo from 1966
Title Thomas Merton at Grave Site / Broadside
Publisher songofsnow.com
Notes Professionally printed on 80# 12 inch x 18 inch poster stock from original negatives. Limited edition from an initial run of 50 prints. Photos taken by Ed Rice, classmate of Merton, editor of Jubilee Magazine and author of The Man Under the Sycamore Tree.
Label L
Type of Work Broadside Short Title: Thomas Merton at Grave Site / Broadside
Record Number 711
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Rice, Ed
Year 2005 - from original photo from 1966
Title Thomas Merton Hiking / Broadside
Publisher songofsnow.com
Notes Professionally printed on 80# 12 inch x 18 inch poster stock from original negatives. Limited edition from an initial run of 50 prints. Photos taken by Ed Rice, classmate of Merton, editor of Jubilee Magazine and author of The Man Under the Sycamore Tree.
Label L
Type of Work Broadside Short Title: Thomas Merton Hiking / Broadside
Record Number 805
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Seitz, Ron
Year 1995
Title Thomas Merton (A Poem) / Heaven Poster Series #34 Place Published: Louisville
Publisher The Literary Renaissance
Notes Broadside. A four stanza poem about Thomas Merton. First edition, signed, numbered and printed on glossy white paper measuring 10 1/8 x 22 inches with illustration of Ron Seitz on the porch of Thomas Merton's hermitage - Limited edition - #34/100.
Label L
Type of Work Broadside poem Short Title: Thomas Merton (A Poem) / Heaven Poster Series #34
Record Number 1045
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Thomas Merton; (Hughes, Fixel, Hitchcock, Maytag, Hemley, Reynolds, Savory and Levine)
Year 1967
Title Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number Three Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher Unicorn Press
Notes Portfolio of broadsides of various sizes and colors within the folio covers uniform with this series, 50 x 33 cm. Complete set of twelve individual pieces. Authors include Thomas Merton ("The Originators"), Hughes, Fixel, Hitchcock, Maytag, Hemley, Reynolds, Savory and Levine. Dedicated to Langston Hughes, who died in 1967(includes a photograph of Langston Hughes in Tashkent). Printed by Noel Young; linoleum block cover and 2 drawings by Jeffrey Sorenson and wood engravings and typography by Alan Brilliant. Limited edition - No.130 of 325 copies.
Label AUL
Type of Work Twelve individual broadsides of various sizes and colors within the folio covers uniform with this series, 50 x 33 cm. Dedicated to Langston Hughes, who died in 1967 (Includes a photograph of Langston Hughes in Tashkent). Short Title: Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number Three
Record Number 1035
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Thomas Merton; (John Haines, Wolfgang Roth, Robert Bly, Guillevic, Nathaniel Tarn, Eugen Gomringer, Boris Pasternak, Jaime Sabines, and Lenore Marshall)
Year 1967
Title Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number Four Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher Unicorn Press
Edition First limited edition portfolio - #87/325 Short Title: Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number Four
Notes Portfolio; contains ten broadsides of various sizes and papers by ten different contributors; additionally includes a small broadside with contributors last names and a large broadside with notes about contributors and publishing information; all in a dark-mustard coloured paper portfolio 13" x 20" in size. One of 325 copies, this is No. 87. Contributors include Thomas Merton (contributes "A Carol"), John Haines, Wolfgang Roth, Robert Bly, Guillevic, Nathaniel Tarn, Eugen Gomringer, Boris Pasternak, Jaime Sabines, and Lenore Marshall. Typography in Series One by Allan Brilliant.
Label AUL
Record Number 1291
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Victor Hammer, (with writing by Thomas Merton)
Year 2001
Title Hagia Sophia Crowning the Young Christ / broadside Place Published: Lexington
Publisher King Library Press
Notes Broadside of Victor Hammer's line-cut, "Hagia Sophia Crowning the Young Christ" with a passage of Victor Hammer describing Merton's naming of the triptych painting from which the line-cut was taken. This item was originally printed for the 7th General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society in 2001. This is a limited edition copy - #6 of 50.
Label AULD
Type of Work Line-cut limited edition - #6/50. Short Title: Hagia Sophia Crowning the Young Christ / broadside
Record Number 2600
Reference Type Pamphlet
Author Author: Merton, Thomas
Year 1956
Title Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Place Published: Lexington
Publisher Stamperia del Santuccio
Number of Pages This is a prayer printed on one sheet, French-folded, to make four printable pages (8 total).
Edition First hard cover limited edition (1 of 4) Short Title: Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Notes Cloth with "Thomas Merton" printed on cover. Colophon indicates permission for printing granted in 1956. OCLC/Worldcat locates only two confirmed copies. According to a note by Carolyn Reading Hammer, wife of Victor Hammer, 54 copies were printed - of which Merton received 50 copies and Hammer retained four (info retrieved from Worldcat). This copy is likely 1 of the 4 kept by Hammer. It was bound by Carolyn Hammer bound in the late 1990s before the printing of Four French Poems. "I remember several unbound things from The Anvil Press and the Stamperia del Santuccio being cased one way or another in the late 1990s. Several different papers were used, but every book had the same material on the spines, as on your copy." (Paul Holbrook) This item is not listed in Dell'Isola, but is item 2.836 in Breit and Daggy and is listed in the title finder of Burton's bibliography. The only other place where it has been published is in Convivium 2 in Italian as "Preghiera al sacro cuore". An exceptionally uncommon Merton item.
Label NUDL
Record Number 384
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Brother Patrick Hart, (Illustrations by Jim Cantrell)
Year 1986
Title Thomas Merton: First and Last Memories Place Published: Bardstown, Kentucky
Publisher Necessity Press
Edition First soft cover limited edition. Short Title: Thomas Merton: First and Last Memories
Notes Soft cover; limited edition - # 108/250; signed by Jim Cantrell and Brother Patrick Hart.
Label YLB
Record Number 737
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Cassiodorus, Flavius Magnus Aurelius
Year 1958
Title Cassiodorus / of Scribes Place Published: Lexington
Publisher Stamperia Del Santuccio
Edition First hard cover limited edition - 1/50 - Opus XIV / Number 4 - L
Notes Cloth (without dust jacket as issued); limited to 50 copies (Opus XIV / Number 4 - L) by Victor Hammer printed in red, black and blue American uncial type on Magnani paper; engraved initial letter by Victor Hammer. It is supposed that Merton supervised the translation as he was at Gethsemani the same time as Augustine Wolff and also through his relationship with Victor Hammer and interest in Cassiodorus - he translated "A Prayer of Cassiodorus" in 1967 with Stanbrook Abbey Press.
Label DL
Translator Augustine Wolff, (supervised by Thomas Merton) Short Title: Cassiodorus / of Scribes
Record Number 2327
Reference Type Book
Author Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, (preface and translation by Thomas Merton)
Year 1967
Title A Prayer of Cassiodorus Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press
Edition Soft cover - variant binding, 1/60.
Notes Soft cover; with Latin text printed in black, and the English translation by Thomas Merton printed in red, set in Monotype Spectrum on Barcham Green August Badger grey handmade paper. This is one of the last 60 copies (of 300) bound in overlapping sewn and glued printed red card covers (limitation information noted by Woodbridge Rare Books - this info gathered from a hand-written note by Dame Hildelith). There is a note attached which reads, "variant binding, without colophon leaf, c. (copyright) notice tipped in". Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus (c.490-c.585) historian, statesman and monk, founded two monasteries - Vivarium and Castellum. The special duty was the acquisition of knowledge, both sacred and profane. He also collected and emended valuable mss., which his monks were instructed to copy.
Label NLR
Translator Merton, Thomas Short Title: A Prayer of Cassiodorus
Record Number 2143
Reference Type Book
Author Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, (preface and translation by Thomas Merton)
Year 1967
Title A Prayer of Cassiodorus Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press
Number of Pages 24
Edition First hard cover limited edition (1 of 300). Short Title: A Prayer of Cassiodorus
Notes Cloth (no dust jacket as issued). Quarter-bound by George Percival in white vellum with blue, brown and gawn Cockerell marbled paper covered boards. The setting of the text is designed to encourage the reading of the Latin original which is printed in black on the rectos. The facing English translation is printed in red on the versos. Limited edition - 1 of 300. Laid in is a prospectus and specimen page of the preface for the book and a National Book League exhibition slip.
Label L
Record Number 1889
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, (preface and translation by Thomas Merton)
Year 1967
Title A Prayer of Cassiodorus Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press
Number of Pages 24
Edition First hard cover limited edition (1 of 300). Short Title: A Prayer of Cassiodorus
Notes Cloth (no dust jacket as issued). Quarter-bound by George Percival in white vellum with blue, brown and gawn Cockerell marbled paper covered boards. The setting of the text is designed to encourage the reading of the Latin original which is printed in black on the rectos. The facing English translation is printed in red on the versos. Limited edition - 1 of 300.
Label L
Record Number 1699
Reference Type Book
Author Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, (preface and translation by Thomas Merton)
Year 1967
Title A Prayer of Cassiodorus Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press
Number of Pages 24
Edition First soft cover edition - variant binding, 1/60.
Notes Soft cover; with Latin text printed in black, and the English translation by Thomas Merton printed in red, set in Monotype Spectrum on Barcham Green August Badger grey handmade paper. This is one of the last 60 copies (of 300) bound in overlapping sewn and glued printed red card covers (limitation information noted by Woodbridge Rare Books - this info gathered from a hand-written note by Dame Hildelith). There is a note attached which reads, "variant binding, without colophon leaf, c. (copyright) notice tipped in". Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus (c.490-c.585) historian, statesman and monk, founded two monasteries - Vivarium and Castellum. The special duty was the acquisition of knowledge, both sacred and profane. He also collected and emended valuable mss., which his monks were instructed to copy.
Label ULR
Translator Merton, Thomas Short Title: A Prayer of Cassiodorus
Record Number 710
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, (preface and translation by Thomas Merton)
Year 1967
Title A Prayer of Cassiodorus Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press
Number of Pages 24
Edition First hard cover limited edition (1 of 300). Short Title: A Prayer of Cassiodorus
Notes Cloth (no dust jacket as issued). Quarter-bound by George Percival in white vellum with blue, brown and gawn Cockerell marbled paper covered boards. The setting of the text is designed to encourage the reading of the Latin original which is printed in black on the rectos. The facing English translation is printed in red on the versos. Limited edition - 1 of 300.
Label L
Record Number 542
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, (preface and translation by Thomas Merton)
Year 1967
Title A Prayer of Cassiodorus Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press
Number of Pages 24
Edition First soft cover edition - variant binding, 1/60.
Notes Soft cover; with Latin text printed in black, and the English translation by Thomas Merton printed in red, set in Monotype Spectrum on Barcham Green August Badger grey handmade paper. This is one of the last 60 copies (of 300) bound in overlapping sewn and glued printed red card covers (limitation information noted by Woodbridge Rare Books - this info gathered from a hand-written note by Dame Hildelith). There is a note attached which reads, "variant binding, without colophon leaf, c. (copyright) notice tipped in". Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus (c.490-c.585) historian, statesman and monk, founded two monasteries - Vivarium and Castellum. The special duty was the acquisition of knowledge, both sacred and profane. He also collected and emended valuable mss., which his monks were instructed to copy.
Label LR
Translator Merton, Thomas Short Title: A Prayer of Cassiodorus
Record Number 419
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Griffin, John Howard
Year 1973
Title Twelve Photographic Portraits Place Published: Greensboro, North Carolina
Publisher Unicorn Press
Edition First hard cover limited edition. Includes one photograph of Thomas Merton. Short Title: Twelve Photographic Portraits
Notes Cloth (no dust jacket as issued); limited edition - one of 1000.
Label L
Record Number 1700
Reference Type Book
Author Guigo of Carthusia, (translated and introduction by Thomas Merton)
Year 1963
Title The Solitary Life Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press
Number of Pages 11
Edition First soft cover edition ("last one hundred copies").
Notes Soft cover pamphlet; one of three variant bindings of this item - this one being the variant green binding and noted in the colophon as one of the "last one hundred copies" printed. This pamphlet is Merton's translation from the Latin original of a letter written 'at the Grand Chartreuse in the last days of his Priorate about 1135' to an unknown friend by Guigo I (circa 1083-1136), also known as Guigo the Carthusian, a Carthusian monk and the 5th prior of the Grande Chartreuse monastery, in the Chartreuse Mountains, north of the city of Grenoble, in the commune of Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (Isere), France. 'There is an inimitable naked power in the austere style of Guigo the Carthusian from which every suggestion of ornament, indeed every useless word is ruthlessly excluded,' says Merton. 'The extraordinary compression of this thought and language convey something of the fervor, the passionate seriousness of this saint and genius, a pure exemplar of the Carthusian spirit and certainly the greatest Carthusian writer.' (Flamingo Books)
Label L
Translator Merton, Thomas Short Title: The Solitary Life
Record Number 402
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Guigo of Carthusia, (translated and introduction by Thomas Merton)
Year 1963
Title The Solitary Life Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press
Number of Pages 11
Edition First soft cover edition ("last one hundred copies").
Notes Soft cover pamphlet; one of three variant bindings of this item - this one being the variant green binding and noted in the colophon as one of the "last one hundred copies" printed. This pamphlet is Merton's translation from the Latin original of a letter written 'at the Grand Chartreuse in the last days of his Priorate about 1135' to an unknown friend by Guigo I (circa 1083-1136), also known as Guigo the Carthusian, a Carthusian monk and the 5th prior of the Grande Chartreuse monastery, in the Chartreuse Mountains, north of the city of Grenoble, in the commune of Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (Isere), France. 'There is an inimitable naked power in the austere style of Guigo the Carthusian from which every suggestion of ornament, indeed every useless word is ruthlessly excluded,' says Merton. 'The extraordinary compression of this thought and language convey something of the fervor, the passionate seriousness of this saint and genius, a pure exemplar of the Carthusian spirit and certainly the greatest Carthusian writer.' (Flamingo Books)
Label L
Translator Merton, Thomas Short Title: The Solitary Life
Record Number 2116
Reference Type Book
Author Guigo of Carthusia, (translated by Merton)
Year 1977
Title On the Solitary Life Place Published: Pawlet, Vermont
Publisher The Banyan Press
Number of Pages 8
Edition First Banyan soft cover limited edition.
Notes Soft cover in envelop with title printed on the front (as issued); limited edition - # 161/240.
Label L
Translator Merton, Thomas Short Title: On the Solitary Life
Record Number 516
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Guigo of Carthusia, (translated by Merton)
Year 1977
Title On the Solitary Life Place Published: Pawlet, Vermont
Publisher The Banyan Press
Number of Pages 8
Edition First Banyan soft cover limited edition.
Notes Soft cover in envelop with title printed on the front (as issued); limited edition - # 89/240.
Label L
Translator Merton, Thomas Short Title: On the Solitary Life
Record Number 2405
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1950
Title Waters of Silence - limited deluxe presentation edition Place Published: London
Publisher Theodore Brun
Number of Pages 299 pages.
Edition First hard cover de luxe presentation edition - #IV of V. Short Title: Waters of Silence - limited deluxe presentation edition
Notes Leather, no jacket (as issued). A very rare book - the "Limited de Luxe Edition is published by special arrangement with Messrs. Hollis & Carter, Ltd., and appears simultaneously with their first edition." 120 copies of the deluxe edition were printed (of which 50 copies were for Book Club members only) plus an additional 5 copies , numbered I to V , were struck off as presentation and reference copies. This is one of those presentation copies (number IV). It could be argued that this is the rarest Merton publications with only 5 copies printed in total.
Label NLU
Record Number 2370
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1960
Title The Solitary Life / signed Place Published: Lexington
Publisher Stamperia del Santuccion
Number of Pages 21 pages
Edition First limited edition - signed, #44/60. Short Title: The Solitary Life / signed
Notes Cloth and dust jacket. Opus 16 - copy #44 of only 60 copies, signed by Merton. Handprinted in red and black by Victor Hammer using his American Uncial type; the title-page is set in his Andromaque typeface, and was the first use of that type.
Label NSDL
Record Number 2366
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1960
Title The Ox Mountain Parable of Meng Tzu Place Published: Lexington
Publisher Stamperia del Santuccio (Victor Hammer)
Edition First limited private printing - #77/100. Short Title: The Ox Mountain Parable of Meng Tzu
Notes Cloth (no dust jacket as issued; chocolate paper over boards; limited edition - copy no. 77 of 100. Issued as Broadside II. Handprinted by Victor Hammer using his American Uncial type, and printed in red and black and blue.
Label NLUD
Record Number 2365
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1959
Title What Ought I To do? Sayings of the Desert Fathers from the collection in Migne's Latin Patrology Place Published: Lexington
Publisher Stamperia del Santuccio
Number of Pages 35 pages
Edition First private limited edition printing (#4/50) - signed by Merton. Short Title: What Ought I To do? Sayings of the Desert Fathers from the collection in Migne's Latin Patrology
Notes Cloth in dust jacket; limited edition - copy no. 4 of 50. Handprinted by Victor Hammer using his American Uncial type, and printed in red and black. Signed by Thomas Merton on the free endpaper.
Label NULSD
Record Number 2299
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1951
Title La Nuit Privee D'Etoiles / French language edition of The Seven Storey Moutain
Number of Pages 364 pages
Edition First International Book Club limited edition - #364/3000.
Notes Leather-bound, limited edition - #364 of 3000.
Label NFL
Translator Tadie, Marie Short Title: La Nuit Privee D'Etoiles / French language edition of The Seven Storey Moutain
Record Number 2177
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1968
Title Landscape, Prophet and Wild Dog Place Published: Syracuse
Publisher Black Bird Press
Edition First hard cover limited edition - signed Short Title: Landscape, Prophet and Wild Dog
Notes Cloth in slipcase; the portfolio has six etchings which were drawn and hand-printed on d'Arches paper by Don Cortese, and the type is Garamond which was hand-set and printed at the Black Bird Press. The etching and text paper size is 16 1/2 x 12" with deckle edge. The medium grey linen cloth slipcase is slightly larger with the title stamped in gold. The Charbonel etching inks used in the etchings and text sheets are in black, red and grey. Limited edition. Signed by Don Cortese.
Label NUYLA
Record Number 2176
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1959
Title What Ought I to do? Sayings of the Desert Fathers from the Collection of Migne's Latin Patrology Place Published: Lexington
Publisher Stamperia del Santuccio
Edition First hard cover limited edition - #27/50. Short Title: What Ought I to do? Sayings of the Desert Fathers from the Collection of Migne's Latin Patrology
Notes Cloth and dust jacket; signed by Merton; Opus XV; #27 of 50 numbered copies printed in red and black on Japanese Hosho paper in in Hammer's American Uncial. The elaborate dust jacket has text printed in Latin with a two- color, 9-line, initial letter 'E' cut in brass by Victor Hammer. "Victor Hammer Artist and Printer" p. 147. Prospectus laid in.
Label NUSDL
Record Number 2101
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1973
Title Pasternak / Merton: Six Letters Place Published: Lexington, KY
Publisher King Library
Number of Pages 28
Edition First hard cover limited edition. Short Title: Pasternak / Merton: Six Letters
Notes Cloth no dust jacket (as issued); limited edition - # 100/150.
Label L
Record Number 2507
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1960
Title The Ox Mountain Parable of Meng Tzu Place Published: Lexington
Publisher Stamperia del Santuccio (Victor Hammer)
Number of Pages Two folded, unbound 11x17 sheets - 8 pages in all.
Edition First limited edition printing - #5/100 Short Title: The Ox Mountain Parable of Meng Tzu
Notes Variant. Two folded sheets (11x17); unbound but laid into a cloth, custom fitted, latched case. Issued as Broadside II. Handprinted by Victor Hammer using his American Uncial type, and printed in red and black and blue. "Victor knew many binders, and it could be that he gave them an unbound copy to case/bind as they wanted. Since its such a low number, I would suspect that might be the case." (PH)
Label NUDL
Record Number 1771
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1958
Title Prometheus / A Meditation Place Published: Lexington
Publisher Privately printed at the Margaret King Library Press - University of Kentucky
Edition First hard cover limited edition. Short Title: Prometheus / A Meditation
Notes Hard cover no dust jacket (as issued); limited edition - 1 of 150. From the University of Kentucky web site "Set in 14 point American Uncial (Stempel), leaded, Hosho paper. Cased in boards covered with plum Moriki paper, printed label on spine. Bound by Boxwood Binders (Lucy Crump). Copies not numbered. The initials "h.c.g." in the colophon refer to the printers: Carolyn Reading Hammer, Nancy Chambers (Mrs. John Lair), and James Gribble. The Margaret I. King Library Press imprint was used only twice before being shortened to The King Library Press.".
Label L
Record Number 1764
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1962
Title Clement of Alexandria: Selections from Protreptikos Place Published: London
Publisher Burns & Oates
Number of Pages 27
Edition First, limited, British soft cover edition - #591/750.
Notes Soft cover; limited edition set in Dante Type and printed in Italy by Giovanni Mardersteig at Stamperia Valdonega, Verona for Burns and Oates Ltd. - #591/750.
Label L
Translator Merton, Thomas Short Title: Clement of Alexandria: Selections from Protreptikos
Record Number 2503
Reference Type Book Section
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1967
Title The Solitary Life
Publisher Spiral Press
Edition First hard cover limited edition - 1/250 Short Title: The Solitary Life
Notes Paper-covered boards, paper cover label. Burial service of Victor Hammer with Merton poem included and read by Raymond McLain. Tipped-in plate and notice, printed in Hammer's American Uncial. One of 250 copies printed at the Spiral Press on handmade paper.
Label NL
Pages (18) pages
Book Title Requiem for Victor Hammer Place Published: New York
Record Number 1685
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1951
Title Che Cosa E La Contemplazione / Italian (What is Contemplation?) Place Published: Brescia, Italy
Publisher Morcelliana
Number of Pages 51 pages.
Edition First Italian soft cover limited edition / #765/1000.
Notes Soft cover with original glassine dust jacket; limited edition.
Label ULF
Translator Luca, Maddalena de Short Title: Che Cosa E La Contemplazione / Italian (What is Contemplation?)
Record Number 1635
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1953
Title Trappist Life Place Published: Trappist
Publisher Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani
Number of Pages 61
Edition First soft cover limited edition edition - 1/10000. Short Title: Trappist Life
Notes Soft cover; text largely identical to the text of Cistercian Contemplatives (also by Merton, 1948); limited edition (1 of 10000). Colophon reads, "This Guide is designed and published by The Monks of Our Lady of Gethsemani Trappist, Kentucky A First Edition of 10000 copies was printed in August 1953 by Slater & Gilroy, Inc. Louisville, Kentucky".
Label L
Record Number 1547
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1962
Title Hagia Sophia / signed Place Published: Lexington
Publisher Stamperia del Santuccio
Number of Pages 8
Edition First hard cover, signed, limited edition. Short Title: Hagia Sophia / signed
Notes Cloth and dust jacket; signed by Merton; limited edition - Opus 17, # 41/69. On the dust jacket (magnani paper) there is printed a passage from Proverbs beginning with a two-color initial letter "S" cut from brass by Victor Hammer. The Engish translation of this Latin passage is written interlinear in red. This copy came from the collection of the art historian Ulrich Middeldorf, who was a friend of the Hammers and wrote about Victor Hammer's artwork on numerous occasions, including a contribution to Carolyn Hammer's 1981 biography of her husband.
Label DSL
Record Number 1339
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1962
Title Clement of Alexandria: Selections from Protreptikos Place Published: London
Publisher Burns & Oates
Number of Pages 27
Edition First, limited, British soft cover edition - #746/750.
Notes Soft cover; limited edition set in Dante Type and printed in Italy by Giovanni Mardersteig at Stamperia Valdonega, Verona for Burns and Oates Ltd. - #746/750.
Label L
Translator Merton, Thomas Short Title: Clement of Alexandria: Selections from Protreptikos
Record Number 1347
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1950
Title Waters of Silence - limited deluxe edition Place Published: London
Publisher Theodore Brun Limited
Number of Pages 299
Edition First hard cover limited deluxe edition - #47/50 Short Title: Waters of Silence - limited deluxe edition
Notes Leather bound (no dust jacket as issued); as stated on the page opposite the foreword by Evelyn Waugh: "This Limited de Luxe Edition is published by special arrangement with Hollis & Carter, Ltd., London, and appears simultaneously with their first edition. One hundred and twenty copies have been printed for sale. In addition, five copies, numbered I to V, have been struck off as presentation and reference copies." Also states, "Fifty copies 1 to 50, are available to members of The Collectors Book Club only." This is copy #47 (therefore one of the 50 Collectors Book Club editions).
Label UL
Record Number 1288
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1978
Title Hagia Sophia Place Published: Lexington
Publisher Stamperia del Santuccio
Number of Pages 8
Edition First Magnani paper cloth edition. Short Title: Hagia Sophia
Notes Cloth (no dust jacket as issued); "When, in 1961, Merton gave the manuscript of "Hagia Sophia" to the Stamperia del Santuccio to be published under its imprint, two editions were planned: the first to be a small issue of 50 copies on Magnani paper with a frontispiece engraving, "Hagia Sophia and the Young Christ", after Victor Hammer's triptych painting, 1953-1956. The text pages for this edition were printed in 1961 but as the engraving was not yet finished, the decision was made to re-set the type and print a variant edition on Whatman paper as Opus XVll, 1962, of Stamperia del Santuccio imprints. Victor Hammer never finished the engraving. Now, a decade after his death, and the death of Thomas Merton, the pages of the text that he had printed and the unfinished engraving, printed here from the brass plate as he left it, are together in rememberance in this small volume. - C. R. H., December, 1978" - this text is taken from one of the front pages of this edition. This book is the last one to bear the imprint of Stamperia del Santuccio. Carolyn Hammer printed the frontispiece and title page for this 1978 edition.
Label UDL
Record Number 1198
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1958
Title La Montee Vers La Lumiere / limited edition Place Published: Paris
Publisher Editions Albin Michel
Number of Pages 234
Edition First hard cover French limited edition.
Notes Cloth; this is a first limited edition with the Alfama watermark but it is unclear whether it is a proof edition, or number 1 or perhaps Roman numeral I of the 310 limited editions that were printed (300 numbered and 10 Roman numerals).
Label LUF
Translator Tadie, Marie Short Title: La Montee Vers La Lumiere / limited edition
Record Number 2574
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1985
Title Clairvaux Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher Santa Barbara College of Creative Studies, UCSB
Number of Pages 15 unnumered pages
Edition First soft cover limited edition - 1/15
Notes One of 15 copies. Slim octavo (21cm); hand-sewn wrappers, with text letterpress printed on Rives Heavyweight; [16]pp. Briefly inscribed (in pencil) on the colophon, likely by the unattributed printed. Privately printed edition of Merton's poem dedicated to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, which first appeared in The Collected Poems of Thomas Merton (New Directions, 1977). A curious and tiny production, published by students in one of the last places Merton would visit during his lifetime. Not mentioned in any of the standard Merton references, and not found in OCLC.
Label NUL
Date December Short Title: Clairvaux
Record Number 2489
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1949
Title Seeds of Contemplation / signed Place Published: Norfolk, CT
Publisher New Directions
Edition First cloth signed limited edition - 1/100 Short Title: Seeds of Contemplation / signed
Notes Cloth and dust jacket in slip case; limited edition 1/100 and signed by Merton.
Label NLSU
Record Number 970
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1953
Title Veinte Poemas (Spanish translation of twenty Merton poems) Place Published: Madrid
Publisher Ediciones Rialp, S.A.
Number of Pages 64
Edition First Spanish soft cover limited edition - #65 of 600 Short Title: Veinte Poemas (Spanish translation of twenty Merton poems)
Notes Soft cover; limited edition (#65/600).
Label LU
Record Number 955
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1960
Title The Ox-Mountain Parable of Meng Tzu Place Published: Lexington
Publisher Stamperia Del Santuccio
Edition First hard cover limitied edition - #81/100 Short Title: The Ox-Mountain Parable of Meng Tzu
Notes Cloth with no dust jacket as issued; limited to 100 copies and is one of the exceptional publications where Merton and Victor Hammer's Stamperia Del Santuccio colaborated (reference David Semon collection).
Label NUDL
Record Number 954
Reference Type Book
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1959
Title What Ought I to do? Sayings of the Desert Fathers from the Collection of Migne's Latin Patrology Place Published: Kentucky
Publisher Stamperia Del Santuccio
Number of Pages 30
Edition First hard cover limited edition - #34/50. Short Title: What Ought I to do? Sayings of the Desert Fathers from the Collection of Migne's Latin Patrology
Notes Cloth and dust jacket; signed by Merton; Opus XV; #34 of 50 numbered copies printed in red and black on Japnnese Hosho paper in in Hammer's American Uncial. The elaborate dust jacket has text printed in Latin with a two- color, 9-line, initial letter 'E' cut in brass by Victor Hammer. "Victor Hammer Artist and Printer" p. 147.
Label ULDS