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dom sylvester houédard Book Collection

2,000 items.

The book collection of dom sylvester houédard (1924-1992), the Benedictine monk of Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire, reflects his heterogeneous interests.

The collection includes:

  • theological and liturgical works
  • texts on eastern religion, philosophy and culture (in particular on Buddhism and Tibet)
  • examples of concrete poetry, artists' books and the output of small presses in Europe and the United States
  • texts on literature in general, art and design
  • many rare `fanzine'-style poetry magazines from the 1960s and '70s
  • three-dimensional works of art such as an elephant maquette by Eduardo Paolozzi

See also the dom sylvester houédard papers and the Li Yuan-chia archive.

Finding aids



The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library