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1. F. N. SOUZA, AN INTRODUCTION by Edwin Mullins
London: Anthony Blond, 1962
pp. 108 with 66 full-page colour & b&w plates and 24 line drawings
Dimension: 23 x 22 Cms
Grey cloth binding with title embossed in black on cover and spine. Lacks dustjacket.
The essay extends to 45 pages and there is a 3-page list of collectors at the end. The first and seminal biography and appreciation of Souza written soon after he had established himself in London and written by a close friend and critic.
Condition: Good. Frontispiece [a combo of 12 photographs of Souza] cut and pasted on front free endpaper, back endpaper lacking.
2. INNER CIRCLE by Jerzy Peterkiewicz [a novel]
Illustrated by F. N. SOUZA
London: Macmillan, 1965
pp. 186 + 27 full-page line drawings by Souza
Dimension: 21 x 13 Cms.
Green paper-covered boards with dustjacket carrying a Souza painting
Condition: Fine. Dustjacket has a small waterstain and a tiny tear at the back.
3. F. N. SOUZA: RELIGION AND EROTICA – Early Religious and Erotic Drawings from the Estate of F. N. Souza, Preface by George Melly.
Edition limited to 2000 copies.
London: Barklem.com Print & Publishing, 2005
pp. 88 with 74 full-page line drawings [3 of them double-page].
A scarce book. Has a one-page previously unpublished poem by Souza titled ‘Mother of God’, biographical notes and bibliography. Stiff card with dustjacket.
4. Springtime 3 – An Anthology of Prose and Poetry, published in London by Peter Owen
Carries a 4-page story titled ‘LAZARUS’ by F. N. SOUZA. A 128-page anthology issued in hardback which also has contributions by Nissim Ezekiel, Mervyn Peake, Muriel Spark, Peter Levi and P. Lal No date [c. 1960]
Condition: Original white boards, spine discoloured, lacks dustjacket
5. Encounter, February 1955 issue of magazine edited by Stephen Spender and published in London.
Has the famous, much-quoted and seminal essay by F. N. SOUZA titled ‘NIRVANA OF A MAGGOT’. The 7-page essay has 5 illustrations by Souza.
6. Encounter, October 1962 issue of magazine edited by Stephen Spender and published in London.
Has 5 illustrations by F. N. SOUZA to go with Aldous Huxley’s essay ‘Unpainted Landscapes’.
7. The Studio, November 1961 issue of magazine published from London.
Has a 4-page essay on F. N. SOUZA titled THE IMAGE AND SOUZA by G. M. Butcher with reproductions of 5 paintings by Souza, including one full-page in colour
8. Studio International, April 1964 issue of magazine published in London.
Has a 6-page essay titled F. N. SOUZA THE HUMAN AND THE DIVINE by Mervyn Levy, with 8 illustrations. Six of these are photographs of Souza explaining his technique of painting large-scale works with the help of a specially-designed projector. The cover of the issue also has a Souza painting and the contents page carries his portrait.
9. Studio International, May 1966 issue of magazine published in London.
Has a 3-page commentary titled SOUZA/ GEOFFREY/ RAO by Cyril Barrett with two large illustrations of Souza’s works. The other two artists discussed are Iqbal Geoffrey of Pakistan and Rama Rao.
10. F. N Souza - Works on Paper, Auction Catalogue, 2006