SELUZICKI, CHARLES.
Charles Seluzicki papers, 1974-2012

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/cr100


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Seluzicki, Charles.
Title: Charles Seluzicki papers, 1974-2012
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1243
Extent: 12.5 linear ft. (26 boxes), 20 oversized papers (OP), and A/V Masters: .25 linear ft.
Abstract:Personal and professional papers of rare bookseller and publisher, Charles Seluzicki, including correspondence; manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs of works published by Seluzicki; and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: Writings by Ted Hughes (letters and literary works) may not be reproduced without the written permission of Carol Hughes.

Source

Purchase, 2012.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Charles Seluzicki papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Margaret Greaves and Allison Pilatsky, 2014.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Charles Seluzicki (1946- ), rare bookseller and publisher, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He began his professional life in the book trade in 1975 at John Gach Books while working on his advanced degree at Johns Hopkins University. In 1979, he started his own antiquarian and rare book firm, Charles Seluzicki Fine & Rare Books, in Portland, Oregon.

He also published a number of fine press books which combine writings by well-known authors including Katherine Dunn, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Czeslaw Milosz, Charles Simic, and many others, with skillful artists, binders, and printers to produce limited edition books and broadsides.

Charles Seluzicki (1946- ), rare bookseller and publisher, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He began his professional life in the book trade in 1975 at John Gach Books while working on his advanced degree at Johns Hopkins University. In 1979, he started his own antiquarian and rare book firm, Charles Seluzicki Fine & Rare Books, in Portland, Oregon.

He also published a number of fine press books which combine writings by well-known authors including Katherine Dunn, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Czeslaw Milosz, Charles Simic, and many others, with skillful artists, binders, and printers to produce limited edition books and broadsides.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Charles Seluzicki from 1974-2012. Material relating to fine press books and broadsides published by Seluzicki includes correspondence, proofs, artists' mockups, and other documents pertaining to production and distribution of specific editions. The bulk of correspondence is between Seluzicki and authors, as well as artists, printers, and small presses involved in production. Most files also contain typescripts and manuscripts that the authors sent to Seluzicki; of particular note is a typescript of Seamus Heaney's "Hedge School Sonnets" (later published as "Glanmore Sonnets") and an illustration by Ted Hughes for his work Chiasmodon (1977). Other materials include printed and promotional material relating to authors, artists, and small presses; receipts; and occasionally brief reflective writings by Seluzicki.

The collection also contains administrative records of Charles Seluzicki Fine and Rare Books and documents Seluzicki's roles as collector, dealer, appraiser, and agent. Correspondence with business associations contains letters from authors, book-binders, paper suppliers, illustrators, customers, librarians, publishers, bookstore owners, and other printers. Additional literary correspondence consists of the correspondence between Seluzicki and prominent authors. Topics include both personal and business matters, as Seluzicki worked closely with many of these correspondents in numerous capacities. Many of these writers also sent manuscripts and typescripts to Seluzicki, which are arranged separately under writings. There are also subject files relating to various artists and literary projects, as well as files on author and small business archives for which he served as agent or appraiser.

Personal papers include correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts by Seluzicki and others, and photographs.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three series: (1) Seluzicki fine press publications, (2) Charles Seluzicki Fine and Rare Books records, and (3) Personal papers.


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