Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Henry Harmon Chamberlin




“Blithely I’d beg my bread from door to door”



Poems, by Henry Harmon Chamberlin, privately printed at the Commonwealth Press, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1911. Henry Harmon Chamberlin, born 1873. Two days ago, I’d not heard his name. I may yet come to know him. No need for him to know me.









12 comments:

Jan said...

I have never heard of him, William. But if all of his writings are like the pages that you posted, I will be looking for more.

I love the rough pages in this book! Are they all cut? There is something about rough cut pages that I love. They seem to add more depth to what you are reading~~~

Jan

P.S. My "prove you're not a robot" code word is "hartmens"! For some reason I like that :)

William Michaelian said...

And since you do like it, Jan, that is further proof that you’re not a robot. Isn’t that a comfort?

It seems all of the pages have been cut. I too love the deckled edges — in fact, most of the books in yesterday’s entry are rough cut. A major weakness of mine.

Ed Baker said...

" deckled edges "

I like that
but
than
again
I like
a well-turned
rough-cut page


William Michaelian said...

Paper — a revolutionary concept.

Ed Baker said...

well
for those out there firmly devolved
into robot land ... that folded page
that they talk about is (called) a
signature
I like the sheets that you can fold and get 16 squares (pages)of
print on both sides ...
so that's why books are produced in
in 16, 32, 64, etc pages.... cheapest way to go.

here is the article :

http://www.themillions.com/2010/02/deckle-edge-in-the-age-of-mechanical-reproduction.html

I have a friend who is an expert in Tibetan Paper and is a paper-maker

He is also the conservator of that Kerouac scroll that that owner of the Indianapolis Basketballers bought and
donated to the Lilly Library.

the scroll is in the library's basement.

Google Jim Canary



Ed Baker said...

a bit about Jim:

http://www.indiana.edu/~rcapub/v23n3/p12.html

Ed Baker said...

and a bit more :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAVEuEuQ3AY

JEESH ! ain't nothing not on the GOOGLE ?

Ed Baker said...

and here is something near me... an article that mentions Jim :

http://www.marylandprintmakers.org/newsletter.asp?id=54

(not exactly what I was looking for,
however :

Ed Baker said...

and a bit about a work-shoppe in Tibetan paper-making....
http://gbwnw.blogspot.com/2010/11/workshop-review-exploring-himalayan.html

my friend who lives is Sai Gon

and artist, Dao Hai Hong
a few years ago sent to me
several sheets of hand-made
Viet Nam paper
that was made from elephant dung

NO SHIT !

I painted on a couple of the sheets... my Stinky Art

William Michaelian said...

Well, I’ll be deckled. Thanks for all these links, delivered in your signature style....

Ed Baker said...

it's like a footnote stream:

one MUST jus
go with the
to-and-fro

and
you can depend upon this Old hermit
that
most of what he has, or knows, or has saved will
never get into the history books

although some of the "stuff" that he's been thinking and waiting for to come

is taking on it s own form in new book:

AS I RE CALL : POEMS OF AN URBAN HERMIT

now, speaking of "books"
check out what Eileen did do ...
my very first "collaboration"

http://sitwithmoi.blogspot.com/2013/03/5-sketches-by-ed-baker.html

William Michaelian said...

Great! That’s a gem, alright.