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dom sylvester houédard Book Collection

Medium: Printed

Number of items: 2000 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

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Further information:

Uncatalogued. The poetry and little magazines in this collection have been listed. An A-Z list of titles and issues is available via the Special Collections reading rooms..


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