R. S. THOMAS
"[A] handsome book of new poems ... Frieze is tough, humorous and
relaxed by turns." (Poetry Wales)
"impressive ... The thirty poems are elegantly printed in a limited edition."
(New Welsh Review)
"The setting is sensitive to the requirements of each poem and the softbound
edition's printed Fabriano jacket is a pleasure to handle without any pretensions beyond tasteful
A collection of 30 poems by R. S. Thomas, set in Monotype Bodoni and printed
by letterpress at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona, on off-white deckle-edged
Magnani acid-free rag paper, the front matter set by hand, the title page
printed in blue and black; 24.5 x 16.6 cm, 48 pp., sewn.
The edition is limited to 500 copies, of which 100 are numbered and signed
by the poet, and bound by hand (1-20 in full black morocco, gold blocked;
21-100 in half black buckram over dark blue boards, front cover blocked in black);
400 are softbound, with a light grey Fabriano wrap-around jacket printed in blue and black.
R. S. Thomas, FRIEZE (English only) soft-bound
ISBN 3-931798-03-8 out of print
cf. Das helle Feld,
Die Vogelscheuche Nächstenliebe,
Mit Fängen aus Feuer,
Das Kreuz and
Dove-Marks on Stone