The Typographeum Bookshop

246 Bennington Road, Francestown, New Hampshire 03043, U.S.A.


Printing PressThe Typographeum Bookshop became my private press in 1976. For thirty-five years thereafter I published over one hundred books, pamphlets, and ephemera—all type-set by hand and printed on the antique Chandler & Price treadle platen shown at the left. They included poetry, short stories, essays, memoirs, travel adventures, and biographies by such distinguished authors as Roy Campbell, Alister Kershaw, Bruce Chatwin, Derek Stanford, and Richard Aldington. At the same time—and still today—I have been offering for sale a select stock of modern first editions with a special emphasis on British and European literature, as well as foreign films and music recordings. Everything is presented here in various subject catalogues which you are welcome to browse through. With many thanks for your interest and support. Terry Risk.


• Terms: net for cash in advance. Please note that I do not have credit card facilities, so payment will have to be made by check. Books are shipped promptly—and well packed—by the United States Postal Service, at a cost of $5.00 via Media Mail, or $12.00 via Priority Mail. For larger orders or for heavy books, kindly contact me. Overseas customers now have few options and they are prohibitively expensive, but I will do my best to accommodate you. All books are guaranteed to be as described; they may be returned for a refund if they are unsatisfactory in any way.

• In addition to the books, music and films described in various catalogues which you can access below, I am offering a collection relating to Count Potocki, and a pre-War German family photograph Album. In addition, I've written an account of my work on Roy Campbell with the collaboration of Alister Kershaw, and I invite you to read it.

• I hope to donate the Archives of my work to a worthy institution. It includes all the related correspondence and typescripts, plus a collection of the books I published. Perhaps it might be of interest to someone in the future who wants to know what one American private press printer did. Further, I've prepared a detailed Bibliography of everything I printed, and you are most welcome to have a look at it.

• If you ever happen to visit southern New Hampshire, I would be happy to meet you. Francestown is a picturesque New England village with an impressive 1801 white clapboard meeting-house. Additionally, there is much to see in the area, especially the famous Macdowell Colony in nearby Peterborough. To get in touch with me please send an e-mail using the order form which is linked to all the catalogue pages.

• I invite you to see my Photo Album which shows my house and shop at various times of the year.

• Finally, you may also see my stock at

Arts Cinema/Drama Germany Movies Royalty
Autobiography Espionage History Music Spain
Bibliography Fiction Italy/Greece Poetry Travel
Biography Food/Wine Letters/Diaries Politics Typographeum
Book Arts France Literature Private Press War