Books – Andrew Lanyon

Andrew has been writing books for over 50 years and has published more than 170 titles. His main works are the Rowley series, initially intended as a trilogy, there are now twenty four titles. You can read the latest in the series ‘A Perfect Darkness’ by downloading it as a pdf here.

Some of the titles can be purchased at the BookartBookshop in Hoxton, London or online at Tim Kendall Carpenter. ‘Circular Walks Around Rowley Hall’ is also available directly from Atlas Press.

The Rowley Books

The marriage of the cerebral and the practical in the composition and production of these books is a rare thing today. Chris Ridgway

I keep the books nearby when I am reading. They are remarkable for both thought and beauty. I have rarely seen anything with such depth and so many layers of meaning. Doris Johnson, Professor Emeritus

TitleDateEdition size  PublisherDescription
Deadpan. A three hundred and sixty degree revolution1987356AL121pp. Letterpress hardback. White dustjacket in a slip-case. Illustrations on every page, many in colour and tipped-in, most of them reproductions of the author’s own works. Square 8vo. Contains an erratum slip. Some dustjackets do not have an image printed on the back. All printed on spine.  
Second Nature: further reflections on art1989  250AL148pp. Letterpress, casebound, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates and b/w illustrations. 8vo.  
The Loose Connection: a build up of static in art1992253AL124pp. Letterpress, casebound, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates. Small quarto. Illustrations on every page. Part of the Deadpan Trilogy.  
The Theatrical Constructions and Cinematic Satires of Mervyn Rowley  1994250AL12pp. Small format paperback, hand-stitched into letterpress cover. All are numbered 673. Poor quality presentation with glued-in text.  
The Unjustified Text1995250AL90pp. Letterpress, casebound, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates. Small quarto. Illustrations on every page.  
The Quick-Change Act1997  250AL90pp. Letterpress, casebound, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates. Part of the Deadpan Trilogy.  
Room to Manoeuvre1998200AL92pp. Letterpress, casebound, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates. Quarto. Illustrations on every page.  
Dying for Eternity1999200AL176pp. Letterpress, casebound, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates. Oblong. Includes a section at the rear with contributions by subscribers.  
The Shadow Shop2001200AL20pp. Letterpress. Paperback. Folded and stitched in a single section. Tipped-in colour plates. Accompanied ‘Shop of Shadows’, a constructed exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery  
A Persistence of Visions2002150AL74pp. Letterpress, casebound, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates. Oblong.  
A Carbon Copy2003150AL32pp. Letterpress. Soft cover, sewn in a single section. Tipped-in colour plates. This is not The Carbon Copy that forms one of the three stories in Two Across Two Down.  
The Tower of Silence2004150AL64pp. Letterpress, casebound, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates. Oblong.  
A Novel Solution2004150AL56pp. Letterpress, casebound, white dustjacket, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates. Oblong.  
Circular Walks around Rowley Hall200699; 1,000Atlas PressP/b in card slip-case. A limited edition of 99 signed and numbered copies; an edition of 1000, edited by Alastair Brotchie as a selection from the first 12 Rowley books: Deadpan (1987); Second Nature (1989); The Loose Connection (1992): The Theatrical Constructions and Cinematic Satires of Mervyn Rowley (1994); The Unjustified Text (1995); The Quick Change Act (1997); Room to Manoeuvre (1998); The Shadow Shop (2001); Dying for Eternity (1999); A Persistence of Visions (2002); The Tower of Silence (2004); A Novel Solution (2004). Won the Cornish Gorsedh Adult Fiction Award.  ISBN: 1-900565-35-8
The Palette and the Retort2008150AL72pp. Letterpress, casebound, white dustjacket, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates. Oblong.  
Vera’s Disappearance2010100AL48pp. Letterpress, casebound, white dustjacket, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates. Oblong.  
A Storm at Rowley Hall2017200ALUnpaginated. P/b. Not letterpress. Illustrated. Oblong.  
To Dye Eternity. How Rowley Hall was Lost and Regained2009   20186   100ALNot letterpress. 1st edition of six photocopies in 2009.   Rewritten and published as an edition of 100 in 2018. P/b. With illustrations.  
The Only Non-slip Dodo Mat in the World201350 (h/b)Falmouth Art Gallery132pp. H/back (1st edition). Not letterpress. First edition of 50 signed and numbered by AL with a tipped-in (oil) signature. Printed by Booth Print.   132pp. P/b (2nd edition: edition size not known) to accompany a large constructed exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery. Colour illustrations. Printed by Booth Print.  
Bifurcated Thought. Reflections on Inventive Thinking2013150AL60pp. P/b. Not letterpress. Second book to accompany the Dodo exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery in 2013.   As well as being a Rowley book, this also happens to be the fourth book about inventiveness, the first being Von Ribbentrop in St. Ives; the second, The Daughters of Radon; the third, The Only Non-Slip Dodo Mat in the World.   About half of Bifurcated Thought was reproduced as Chapter 1 of Architectural Space (details below) in 2020.  
In Search of Rowley Hall2015200ALUnpaginated. P/b. Not letterpress. A5.  
The Rowley Claimant2016135AL60pp. Letterpress, casebound, white dustjacket, thread-sewn, in a slip-case with tipped-in colour plates. Oblong.    
In Stitches in the Kitchen at Rowley Hall  2020150ALPrinted by Booth Print but held together by a thread, tied by the author.
A Perfect Darkness2021naALA lack of light for the Rowleys. Pdf only. Download free pdf.
TitleDateEditors  PublisherDescription
Architectural Space and the Imagination – Houses in Literature and Art from Classical to Contemporary2020Jane Griffiths & Adam HannaPalgrave MacmillanChapter 1 reproduces about half of Bifurcated Thought, with an introductory commentary on it by the editors and brief reference to the earlier three books about access to inventiveness.

Books on Peter Lanyon

TitleDateEdition sizePublisherDescription
Peter Lanyon – 1918–19641990500AL340pp. H/b with white dustjacket in green slip-case. Letterpress. Hand-bound. Many tipped-in colour plates.  
Portreath: the Paintings of Peter Lanyon  1993250AL70pp. H/b with white dustjacket in slip-case. Letterpress. Hand-bound. Many tipped-in colour plates.  
Peter Lanyon: Works and Words1995  400AL32pp. Letterpress. Tipped-in colour plates. Thin card cover. Stapled in one section.  
Wartime Abstracts: the Paintings of Peter Lanyon1996250AL88pp. H/b with white dustjacket in slip-case. Letterpress. Hand-bound. Many tipped-in colour plates.  
Peter Lanyon: Pottery and Postcards  1997250AL56pp. Unpaginated. H/b with white dustjacket in black slip-case. Letterpress. Hand-bound. Many tipped-in colour plates.  
Saint Ives: the Paintings of Peter Lanyon  2001200AL176pp. Unpaginated. H/b with white dustjacket in black slip-case. Letterpress. Hand-bound. Small rectangular format, 51/2” x 73/4“. Tipped-in and mounted plates throughout, in colour and b/w.  
Peter Lanyon. The Cuttings2006150ALc. 120pp. H/back with white dustjacket in black slip-case. Includes many tipped-in colour plates of family photographs, Peter Lanyon’s paintings and other cuttings, as well as reproductions of notes made by Peter Lanyon.  

With Sam & Rosa

TitleDateEdition size  PublisherDescription
Another ABC1989  300AL80pp. H/b. Letterpress. Tipped-in colour plates. White dustjacket in pale blue slip-case. With pictures by Sam Lanyon and a foreword by Rosa Levin. Signed by Sam and Rosa.  
Rosa’s Riding Tips for Would-be Riders1992245AL28pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. By Rosa Levin. Illustrated with drawings and tipped-in colour plates. Card covers with integral flaps. Signed in pencil by Rosa. Octavo. Litho.  
Sam’s Encyclopedia Incorporating Hunting, Shooting, Fishing and Sewing for the Under Twelves1993255AL120pp. H/b. By Sam Lanyon. Letterpress. White dustjacket, contained in a slip-case. Thread-sewn and casebound. Tipped-in colour plates. The hand-written number to the bottom of the colophon page is by AL; the signature to the bottom is of his son, Sam.  
Let’s Play Doctors with Sam and Rosa  2001200AL32pp. Small format paperback hand-stitched into card covers. Tipped-in colour plates.
Let’s Play Talking with Sam and Rosa  2002150AL32pp. Small format paperback hand-stitched into card covers. Tipped-in colour plates.
Let’s Play Animal Training with Sam and Rosa  2003150AL32pp. (Unpaginated) Small format paperback hand-stitched. Letterpress. Tipped-in colour plates.
Let’s Play How and Why    2008150AL36pp. (Unpaginated) Small format paperback hand-stitched. Letterpress. Tipped-in colour plates.

The Fairy Books

TitleDateEdition size  PublisherDescription
A Fairy Find, including A Cache of Wands  2005c.25AL76pp (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. Letterpress. Card cover. A Cache of Wands forms Part One of A Fairy Find (2006).
The Dream Midwives  2005c.25AL60pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded and stapled. Letterpress. Card cover. With illustrations. Forms Part Two of A Fairy Find (2006).  
The Fairy Wars    200510AL72pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. Letterpress. Card cover. Forms Part Three of A Fairy Find (2006).  
A Fairy View200525 + 25AL68pp. (Unpaginated) Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations. Letterpress. Card cover. Two separate editions of 25.  
A Fairy Find2006unknownPortobello Books208pp. Clothbound in dark blue and silver. Full colour hardback. Some copies signed. First published in three volumes in limited editions in 2005. See above.  
The Fairy Cake2006c.25AL20pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Fairy Lifts2007c.25AL64pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
A Fairy on Time2007c.25AL20pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Fairy Interiors2008c.25AL64pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Fairy Myths2008c.25AL64pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
A Fairy Exchange2008c.25AL64pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Fairy Factories2008c.25AL28pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
To Find the Fairy Queen20083  AL120pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Fortescue’s Cupboard2018c.30AL8pp. P/b. Not letterpress. Card cover folded with one stitch. With illustrations. A6. Printed by Booth Print.  
Fairies versus Nurses and Flowers and Farmers2018100AL108pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Not letterpress. With illustrations. Thread sewn and casebound. Printed by Booth Print.  
To Find the Fairy Queen2020150AL224pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Not letterpress. A6. With illustrations. Thread sewn and casebound. Printed by Booth Print.  
How to Tell Fake Fairy Cakes c.25AL20pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Fairies versus Farmers c.25AL32pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch, with card cover. With illustrations.  
Fake Fairy Comets c.25AL28pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  

The Teddy Stories

TitleDateEdition size  PublisherDescription
Teddy the Art Critic c.25AL12pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy’s Book of Nkots c.25AL12pp (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy’s Car Boot Scam c.25AL12pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy Comes Out of Retirement c.25AL36pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations. The first Teddy book.  
Teddy’s the Derby Winner c.25AL12pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy’s Desert Campaign c.25AL16pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy the Detective c.25AL12pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy’s Dorking Experiment c.25AL16pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy and the Flaming Row c.25AL12pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy and the Hospital Bed c.25AL16pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy’s Inventory c.25AL12pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy Looks Back c.25AL28pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations. The third Teddy book  
Teddy Makes a Mint c.25AL28pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations. The second Teddy book  
A Me Moir by Teddy or Me, Me, Me (ghosted by AL)   c.25AL8pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
Teddy and the National Trust c.25AL16pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy, Newton and Einstein c.25AL8pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy on the Backs of Old Envelopes c.25AL16pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy’s Origami and Pop-Up Compendium c.25AL4pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations. With thanks to Paul Spooner for all his help with the paper engineering.  
Teddy and the RAF2009c.25AL24pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy’s Railway c.25AL20pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy Reflects c.25AL8pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy and the Royal Visit c.25AL12pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy’s Space Probe c.25AL12pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy Stops to Think2009c.25AL32pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy and the Tooth Fairy2009c.25AL28pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy’s and Tiddles’ Enterprise c.25AL12pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy on Time c.25AL16pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy to the Rescue c.25AL16pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy’s Trauma c.25AL12pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy the Unique c.25AL16pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy and the Winch c.25AL12pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy’s Woolly Thinking c.25AL20pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.  
Teddy and Agar-Agar – a Thriller about Jelly Set in Cornwall2010c.25AL20pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.    
Juggling Honey2019100AL108pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Not letterpress. Thread sewn and casebound. Printed by Booth Print. An omnibus edition of AL’s Teddy stories. The title comes from the story entitled ‘Teddy’s Offshore Account’. Illustrated with photographs.  

Tinkerbill

TitleDateEdition size  PublisherDescription
The Biographical Vignettes of Tinkerbill of the Yard  2007c. 25AL24pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
The Case of the Unsolved Crime featuring Tinkerbill of the Yard  2007c.25AL32pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
The Criminal Mind of Tinkerbill of the Yard  2007c.25AL24pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
Tinkerbill and the Material Witness  2009c.25AL20pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox A5 folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
Tinkerbill of the Yard’s Unsolved Crime2019100AL64pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Not letterpress. A6. Thread sewn and casebound. With illustrations. Printed by Booth Print.  

Flowers

TitleDateEdition size  PublisherDescription
A Bunch of Flowers  2007c.25AL36pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
The Flower Arrangement  2007c.25AL20pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
The Flower Show  2007c.25AL36pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
The Garden Party  2007c.25AL36pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
The Flower Olympics  c.2009c.25AL20pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
Murder Most Floral2010  c.25AL24pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
Party Time at the Flower Nursery  2010c.25AL20pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
The Prodigal Flower  c.2011c.25AL20pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
Tricks By Plants  c.2011c.25AL24pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox folded with one stitch. With illustrations.
A Nuclear Plant  c.2012c.25AL16pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox folded with one stitch. With illustrations.

Collaborations

TitleDateEdition size  PublisherDescription
My History. Aruna Wittéundatedun-numberedAL(Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox, folded with one stitch.
Bar Stool Stories. Joanne Schofield  undatedun-numberedAL24pp. P/b. Letterpress. Xerox. Card cover. With DVD.
Paul Vibert’s Reincarnation in St Ives of Joe Orton’s Edna Welthorpe  undatedc.30AL16pp. P/b. Xerox. Hand-stitched.
Paul Feiler1990150AL46pp. (Unpaginated) Letterpress. Two volumes in slip-case, both signed by the artist, first with 21 mounted colour illustrations, in original cloth & dust-jacket, second with 16 mounted illustrations forming a sewn flick book in paper sleeve. Small quarto.  
Paul Spooner’s Anubis Divides the Ocean  1997250AL28pp. (Unpaginated) Letterpress. Hand-stitched. Tipped-in colour plates.  
David Kemp’s Call from the Wild1997250AL28pp. (Unpaginated) Letterpress. Hand-stitched. Tipped-in colour plates.  
Vertigo. Poems by Christiane Kupke1998200AL32pp. (Unpaginated) Letterpress. P/b. Small format paperback hand-stitched. Soft cover. Tipped-in colour plates of photographs by AL.  
Lionel Miskin’s Ineffable Passion1998200AL28pp. (Unpaginated) Letterpress. Small format paperback hand-stitched. Many tipped-in illustrations.  
Keith Spurgin’s Abandoned Filling Station2001200AL30pp. P/b. Letterpress. Hand-stitched. Numerous tipped-in colour plates and b/w illustrations to the text.  
Paul Spooner’s Xan Xi Drinks the Sea  2001200AL28pp. (Unpaginated) Letterpress. Hand-stitched. Tipped-in colour plates.

TitleDateEdition sizePublisherDescription
Dave Scott’s Napoleon2001204AL28pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Letterpress. Soft cover, sewn in a single section. Tipped-in colour plates on virtually all pages.  
Bill Marshall. St Ives Potter2007c.30AL24pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Hand-stitched into paper covers. Coloured photographs of works and other photographs.  
Paul Newman. Writer2008c.30AL20pp. P/b. Hand-stitched. Xerox.  
Wind Rushing By2008c.30AL64pp P/b. Xerox. Card cover. With DVD of films and songs, and photographs of the singers and musicians.  
Carlos Zapata2009c.30AL28pp. P/b. Hand-stitched. Xerox. 20 cm x 15 cm    
Des Hannigan. On Home Ground2009un-numbered c.30  AL48pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Xerox. Card cover. Hand-stitched. With DVD.
The Only Non-slip Dodo Mat in the World    201350 (h/b)Falmouth Art Gallery132pp. H/b. (1st edition). Not letterpress. Thread sewn. First edition of 50 signed and numbered by AL with a tipped-in (oil) signature. Printed by Booth Print.   132pp. P/b. (2nd edition: edition size not known) to accompany a large constructed exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery. Thread sewn. Colour illustrations. Printed by Booth Print.  
TitleDateEdition sizePublisherDescription
Derek Guthrie201550AL40pp. P/b. Thread sewn. Printed by Booth Print.  
Nina Royle. Black White and Red  2015100AL30pp. P/b. Six poems drawing on NR’s study project visits to India and Japan as well as her native Cornwall and illustrated by her own artwork. Signed by the author to the title page and signed and numbered by AL, as publisher. Thread-sewn. Printed by Booth Print.  
Alternative Edens2015100AL26pp. P/b. Thread-sewn. With illustrations by Chris James. Printed by Booth Print.  
Madame Eglantyne2015100AL32pp. P/b. Thread-sewn. Illustrated by Debbie Prosser. Printed by Booth Print.  
She Fled2017200AL16pp. Thread-sewn. Pictures Debbie Prosser. Words by AL. Printed by Booth Print.  
A Handbook of Tenses. Poems by Gary Matthews  2018100AL72pp. Square format. Thread-sewn. Colour illustrations by AL. Printed by Booth Print.
Nameless Stations. Poems by Keith Spurgin2018100AL88pp. P/b. Thread-sewn. Illustrations by AL in colour. 8vo. Printed by Booth Print.  
Falling for Columbine    2018100AL52pp. P/b. Thread-sewn. Pictures by Debbie Prosser. Cover by Brian Hanscomb RE. Printed by Booth Print.
Mildew the Mermaid2018100AL26pp (Unpaginated) P/b. Thread-sewn. Pictures by Debbie Prosser. Printed by Booth Print.  
Goya’s Maja2019200AL32pp (Unpaginated) P/b. Thread-sewn. Text by AL with pictures by Debbie Prosser. A7. Printed by Booth Print.  

Photography

TitleDateEdition size  PublisherDescription
 Sept. 1969 The London Magazine  Seven photographs and the cover  
Once Upon A Time Happily Ever After1970c.10ALFolded card only with original black and white photographs inside and text printed on an Adana hand-press. There may have been four different ones of these (definitely two).  
The Casual Eye1971 Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne  With Ian Barker. Catalogue for Northern Arts for exhibition about snapshot photography.
Snap! A ‘family album’1974 Gordon Fraser48pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Booklet of photographs ‘compiled and juxtaposed by Andrew Lanyon’. Printed on black paper throughout. B/w photographs throughout.  
The Rooks of Trelawne1976 The Photographers’ Gallery, London  64pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Illustrations include Jonathan Couch, Gilbert White and Richard Quiller-Couch and archive photographs. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall. Book accompanied a large constructed exhibition built for The Photographers’ Gallery which ended up in the St. Ives Museum for 30 years.  
A St Ives Album1979 Alison Hodge, Penzance  72pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. 92 b/w photographs of old St Ives.
The Vanishing Cabinet – a Photographic Illusion1980 Travelling Light72pp. Colour and b&w illustrations. Card covers. Book accompanied a large constructed exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery which travelled to Bristol and then the Penwith Gallery in St. Ives.  
Cornwall  1983 Alison Hodge, Penzance80pp. H/b with dust jacket. Introduced by William Feaver. Drawings by Peter Lanyon, photographs by Andrew Lanyon. Full page illustrations of Peter Lanyon’s drawings alongside photographs by AL.  
Cornwall at the Crossroads: Living Communities or Leisure Zones?1988 Cornish Social and Economic Research Group, Redruth  P/b. Bernard Deacon, Andrew George, Ronald Perry. Photographs by AL.
Six Feet to Infinity2012150AL & Art Jericho  156pp. (Unpaginated) H/b in dustjacket. Photographs taken by AL in the 60s and 70s. Printed by Booth Print.    
Landscape or Portrait? – Biography of a Photographer2021See an exert of the book here
In addition, a contributor to Album photography magazine, Ambit poetry magazine, Peninsular Voice, Creative Camera and The London Magazine.

Cornwall

See under Photography for:

  • Cornwall at the Crossroads
  • The Rooks of Trelawne
  • A St Ives Album
  • Cornwall
TitleDateEdition size  PublisherDescription
The First and Last Straw (A Sou’western In Kernowvision by One and All)c. 1994  unknownAL32pp. (Unpaginated) Letterpress cover only. Drawings by Sam Lanyon. Most colour-plates tipped-in. Fawn card covers, folded and sewn with black lettering and a map of Cornwall stamped ‘Cancelled’ to the back cover. 6.25” x 4.75”  
Now You See It. A Cornish Pastiche1994250AL28pp. (Unpaginated) Letterpress cover. Card wraps. Selection of comments on the subject of Cornwall with tipped-in photographs and jokes.  
Roundabout West Cornwallc. 1995unknownAL28pp. (Unpaginated) Small format paperback stapled into card covers.    
Plot for Sale or Going, Going, Gone (The Cornish Book of the Dead)1996252AL32pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Letterpress cover and title page only. Folded and stitched once in a single section into card cover. Tipped-in colour plates.    
Old Iron: Alfred Wallis: 1855–19421998200AL58pp. H/b. Letterpress. White dustjacket with a slip-case. Tipped-in illustrations. With Dr Roger Slack & Peter Mates.  
Bill Marshall. St Ives Potter2007c.30AL24pp. (Unpaginated) P/b. Hand-stitched into paper covers. Xerox. Coloured photographs of works and other photographs.  
Von Ribbentrop in St Ives: Art and War in the Last Resort2010 (h/b)   2011 (p/b) Kestle Barton98pp. 1st edition h/back; 2nd edition p/back. Unnumbered. Colour illustrations throughout. 22 x 16 cm.   This book accompanied a large constructed exhibition which travelled from Kestle Barton to Peer Gallery, London, and then to Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, where The Daughters of Radon was added [see below].  
The Daughters of Radon2011200 (h/b)AL88pp. H/b with dustjacket. Thread sewn. To accompany constructed exhibition, being added to the larger constructed exhibition, Von Ribbentrop in St. Ives, when this travelled to Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. Printed by Booth Print.  

Miscellaneous

TitleDateEdition size  PublisherDescription
DIY Artun-dated  c. 30AL16pp. P/b. Xerox. Folded and sewn.
44     3AL  Details unknown
Once Upon a Timec. 1975  c.6ALP/b. Six tipped in black and white photographs. Printed on an Adana press. Card covers.
Wires That Others Pull1993250AL28pp. Unpaginated. P/b. Letterpress cover. Tipped-in offset litho text and colour plates. Letterpress line blocks on Zerkall cream paper. One moving image. Stitched in one section. Published to accompany historical and contemporary exhibitions arranged for the 1993 Penzance International Festival of Puppetry.  
Jack-a-Lent Mawkin Scarecrow1993200AL  10pp. Unpaginated. P/b. Small format, stapled into cream card letterpress cover. Tipped-in text and illustrations.  
The Vicious Circle    c. 199417AL  Details unknown
The Moving Finger Writes19945AL  Details unknown  
By Word Of Mouth199417ALH/b. Not letterpress, except title page. Tipped in Xerox colour plates and text.  
A Book Of Hours1994c.5AL  Details unknown  
The Helping Hand. An Artists’ And Collectors’ Accessory  c. 1995250AL16pp. Unpaginated. P/b. Hand-stitched into card cover, sewn in one section. Offset litho. Numerous tipped-in colour & b/w plates. Size: 41/2 ” wide x 6″ tall.  
The Vegetable Plot  2002150AL32pp. Unpaginated. Letterpress. P/b. Folded and stitched once in a single section into card cover. Tipped-in colour plates. [This is not the ‘The Vegetable Plot’ that forms one of the three stories in Two Across Two Down.]  
Art Seeds (with Instructions)2003150AL24pp. Unpaginated. P/b. Xerox. Images of seeds which, when planted, burgeon into works by Dali, Miró, etc. Soft cover. Folded and sewn.  
Counterart Manifesto    2004300AL18pp. Unpaginated. P/b. Near-pamphlet format paperback hand-stitched into letterpress card covers. Numerous tipped in Xerox colour plates. With Derek Guthrie and Paul Spooner.  
Anti-Lit Manifestoc. 200550ALP/b. Not letterpress.    
To the Comedy2007c. 30AL24pp. Unpaginated. P/b. Xerox. Folded and sewn.  
The Same Old Tricks2008c.20AL20pp. P/b. Xerox. Folded and sewn.  
The Origins of Species. From Crumbs  2008c. 30AL20pp. Unpaginated. P/b. Pamphlet paperback hand stitched. Dedicated to all food everywhere.  
Catalogue to Forthcoming Sale of Gifts exchanged between Radon and his Daughters  2011c. 30AL18pp. Unpaginated. P/b. Xerox. Folded and sewn. Letterpress card cover.
Catalogue to Forthcoming Sale of Exquisite Corpse  c. 2011c. 30AL44pp. Unpaginated. Xerox. Folded and sewn.  
Grandfather Browne201550AL40pp. Unpaginated. P/b. Not letterpress. Thread sewn. Printed by Booth Print. Signed and numbered.  
The Musings of Creatures Imagined in a Barren Land    2016500AL and Falmouth Art Gallery94pp. P/b. Not letterpress. Published to accompany an exhibition held at Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall, 22 February – 19 March 2016. With illustrations by many others. Thread sewn. Printed by Booth Print.  
Falling for Columbine2018100AL54pp. Words Andrew Lanyon. Pictures Debbie Prosser. Cover Brian Hanscomb RE. Card cover. Thread sewn. Printed by Booth Print.  
Nature’s Laboratory  2018250Falmouth Art Gallery127pp. P/b. To accompany an exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery with c. 37 Cornish artists. It also showed at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. Oblong. Thread sewn. Printed by Booth Print.  
Two Across Two Down: a journey from fact via fiction to fantasy and back2019100AL40pp. Unpaginated. P/b. Not letterpress. An imaginary collection of three stories (The Carbon Copy; The Vegetable Plot; The Page Turner). Hand-written annotations. Card cover. Thread sewn. Printed by Booth Print.  
Into the Woods: A Romance2019100AL56pp. Unpaginated. P/b. A combination of poetry and prose. Includes illustrations of paintings exhibited at the Beaux Art Gallery in 2019/20, as well as other illustrations, including by WH Lanyon, Brian Hanscomb RE and Peter Lanyon. Thread sewn. Printed by Booth Print.  

Exhibition catalogues, other than books to accompany exhibitions

TitleDateEdition size  PublisherDescription
Exhibition of Surrealist Painting [Durham Surrealist Festival 18 Nov. – 6 December 1968]1969 Ian Barker49pp. AbeBooks describes this as ‘Rare catalogue from the first surrealist festival to be held in the North of England’. Appears to be listed in the Tate Gallery: illustrated catalogue of acquisitions, 1984. Octavo.  With Ian Barker.    
Cornualha : pintura e desenho-Peter Lanyon : Andrew Lanyon-fotografias1984 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon  Photographs by AL. With Rachel Kirby and Américo da Silva. For an exhibition in Lisbon by the British Council, London.
Cornualles Peter Lanyon, óleos y dibujos1985 ‘González Martín’ Museum, Valencia  Photographs by AL. For an exhibition in the Museo Nacional de Cerámica “González Martín”, Valencia, Spain, by the British Council, London.
Wires That Others Pull – A Brief Introduction to Puppetry from Scarecrows to the Animated Cartoon1993250ALUnpaginated. Small format letterpress paperback hand-stitched into card covers. Published to accompany historical and contemporary exhibitions arranged for the 1993 Penzance International Festival of Puppetry.    
Andrew LanyonDec. 2007 Goldfish Contemporary Fine ArtCatalogue to accompany exhibition of paintings at Goldfish Contemporary Fine Art    
The Casual Eye  Cambridge Chadwyck-HealeyCatalogue for Northern Arts exhibition about snapshots. With Ian Barker.      
A Childhood with the Surrealists2012 Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth56pp. Louise Connell, Mel Gooding, Antony Penrose and Donna Williams. Cover subtitle: Andrew Lanyon, Antony Penrose. Published to accompany an exhibition held at Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall, 21 January 2012 – 3 March 2012.  
Andrew Lanyon  2019 Beaux Arts, LondonCatalogue to accompany exhibition of paintings at Beaux Arts, London, 4 December 2019 – 1 February 2020