[Charles E. Wadsworth ('Waddy'), Great Cranberry Isle painter and poet.] Copy of 'Weathers | Poetry and Watercolors', inscribed to Christopher Fry. With copy of 'Waddy's Anglo-Iberian Excursion' by Charlie Harmon.

Charles E. Wadsworth (1917-2002), American painter and poet of the Great Cranberry Isles artists community; Charlie Harmon, music editor, assistant to Leonard Bernstein [Christopher Fry, playwright]
Publication details: 
'Weathers', one of 105 copies by The Tidal Press, Cranberry Isles, Maine, 1998. 'Waddy's Anglo-Iberian Excursion' self-printed after April 2002.
SKU: 22320

Both items scarce, with no copies showing up on OCLC WorldCat. ONE: 'Weathers | Poetry and Watercolors by Charles E. Wadsworth'. [4] + 41 + [1]pp, 4to. With seven full-page reproductions of watercolours. Ring-bound in cream covers, with title printed on front cover in brown. Text printed on rectos only. In good condition, bumped at head of spine, with a little marking to covers. Inscribed on fly-leaf: 'For Christopher to enjoy | from | Waddy and Jeannie | Cranberry Isles | Maine, U.S.A.' Colophon gives short biography of Wadsworth, with an even shorter one of his brother Geoffrey C. Wadsworth, before: '105 copies of Weathers, designed by Geoffrey C. and Charles E. Wadsworth have been printed in Goudy Typeface.' Dedication on reverse of title reads: 'For Geoffrey Wadsworth who felt strongly that this booklet called “Weathers” with its accompanying cassette, should be done.' TWO: 'Waddy's Anglo-Iberian Excusion or An Echo of El Greco or In Pursuit of the Elusive Flan | East Dean, Madrid, Toledo & Barcelona April 15-28, 2002 | Written up by Charlie Harmon'. Unpaginated self-printed 8vo, with transparent plastic front cover, black plastic back cover, and black plastic strengthener to spine. With 31pp of text and 35pp of full-colour reproductions of holiday photographs, including images of Wadsworth with Christopher Fry and family. In good condition, with sunning to title-page and a few coffee stains to blank pages at rear. A reproduction of a diary of Wadsworth's final holiday, undertaken in the year of his death, beginning with an account of his visit to his friend Christopher Fry at East Dean.