Monday, July 7, 2014

Caermaen Books: A Checklist


CAERMAEN BOOKS - A Preliminary Checklist by Mark Valentine


Arthur Machen – Apostle of Wonder edited by Mark Valentine and Roger Dobson. Booklet. 62pp. Limited to 250 copies. 1985.

Arthur Machen – Artist & Mystic edited by Mark Valentine and Roger Dobson. Booklet. Limited to 300 copies. 1986.

Taverns and Temples: A Guide to Some London Haunts of Arthur Machen by Mark Valentine and Roger Dobson. Pamphlet, 4pp. 1986.

Dreams and Visions: A Brief Journey Into the Remarkable Imagination of Arthur Machen. As Recorded by Morchard Bishop. Booklet. 1987. [A chapter from the unpublished memoir The Table Talk of Arthur Machen by Morchard Bishop].

The Town of A Magic Dream – Arthur Machen in Whitby edited by Richard Dalby. Booklet. 1987.

Machenstruck: A Choice Compendium of Tributes to the Apostle of Wonder as selected by The Society of Young Men in Spectacles. Booklet. 1988. [Includes a tribute by Michael Powell here published for the first time.]

Aklo, A Journal of the Fantastic. Edited by Mark Valentine and Roger Dobson. Booklet. Spring 1988. [First issue].

The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft. Adapted and illustrated by John Coulthart. Folio booklet. 1988.

Arthur Machen: A Short Account of His Life and Work by Aidan Reynolds and William Charlton. Paperback. 1988.

Aklo, A Journal of the Fantastic. Edited by Mark Valentine and Roger Dobson. Booklet. Summer 1989.[Second issue].

Aklo, A Journal of the Fantastic. Edited by Mark Valentine and Roger Dobson. Booklet. Winter 1990-91. [Third issue].

Aklo, A Journal of the Fantastic. Edited by Mark Valentine and Roger Dobson. Booklet. Summer 1991. [Fourth issue].

Aklo, A Journal of the Fantastic. Edited by Mark Valentine and Roger Dobson. Booklet. Autumn 1992. [Fifth issue].

Aklo. [A pin badge.] Yellow background with the word 'Aklo' in stylised letters in black. [Date not known, possibly 1990].

Ornaments in Jade by Arthur Machen. With an introduction by Barry Humphries. Hardback. Published in association with Tartarus Press. 1997.

Aklo edited by Mark Valentine, Roger Dobson and R.B. Russell. Hardback. Published in association with Tartarus Press. 1998. [An anthology].

The Lost Club Journal No 1, Winter 1999/2000. Edited by Roger Dobson and Mark Valentine.

The Lost Club Journal No 2, Winter 2000/2001. Edited by Roger Dobson and Mark Valentine.

The Lost Club Journal No 3, Winter 2003/Spring 2004. Edited by Roger Dobson and Mark Valentine.

Ghost titles

The following Caermaen publications were announced, but never appeared, although typescripts and proofs exist:

The White Road by Ron Weighell [subsequently published by The Ghost Story Press, 1997].

Purefoy & Arthur [a chapter from the memoirs of Hilary Machen. Published in Aklo, edited by Mark Valentine, Roger Dobson and R.B. Russell, 1998]

The Enchanted City – Arthur Machen & London by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke.

The Lost Club Journal No 4.

(Caermaen Books was the small press established by Roger Dobson and myself from our addresses in Oxford and Northampton - and later elsewhere - to publish books and booklets about Arthur Machen and some of our other literary interests. MV)

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