Seldom seen, I have available some single issues of Tom Raworth’s INFOLIO, and also a complete run of the first forty issues (see below).
From the on-line site jacket2: Few magazines have exploded the periodical format like Tom Raworth’s remarkable Infolio. The magazine was published in Cambridge, UK, at three distinct intervals (daily, weekly, and biweekly) across 116 issues from the summer of 1986 until the fall of 1991. In each issue, the cover features a work of art while the interior features a spread of poetry. For both cover and interior, Raworth reproduced submissions of original manuscripts. In this way, from a media archeological perspective, the magazine records the writing tools of each of its contributors — or, as Raworth notes, “strange now to think there was a time when one could recognize a friend’s typewriting.” The covers contain editorial notes, bibliographic information, collages, and colorful cork-stamps by Raworth.
TOM RAWORTH — INFOLIO 16 — TUESDAY JULY 22nd 1986
In this issue: Front: Allan Graham – Inside: Edward Dorn — “Infolio welcomes Mr. Dorn and his family to London this morning…” One card sheet, 8 1/4 inches by about 5 7/8 inches, then folded in half.
Price – $30 (order number 69630)
TOM RAWORTH — INFOLIO 73 — FRIDAY MAY 15th 1987
In this issue: “Front: Maurice Scully – Inside: Edward Dorn” One card sheet, 8 1/4 inches by about 5 7/8 inches, then folded in half.
Price – $30 (order number 69631)
TOM RAWORTH — INFOLIO THIRD SERIES (Two Issues) – October 1st, 1990, and October 15th 1990
In these issues: October 1st: Front: Harry Gilonis – Inside: Steve Nelson-Raney — October 15th: Front: Jean-Luc Guerin – Inside: Rosaline Belben” – One card sheet, 8 1/4 inches by about 5 7/8 inches, then folded in half.
Price – $55 for these two issues — and, below:
INFOLIO 1 Through INFOLIO 40
July 1st, 1986 To August 25, 1986
FIRST 40 [FORTY] ISSUES COMPLETE
Uncommon Raworth item. He printed this “unique magazine” from 1986-1991. Offered here as a lot are the first forty issues. These issues are opened flat currently, but folded (as meant) measure about 4 by 5 3/4 inches.
Price – $800 (order number 70268)