R.A. Caton and the Fortune Press: A Memoir and a Hand-list

SMITH, Timothy D'Arch

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Begun in the 1920s, the press published more than 600 titles before the indefatigable publisher's death in 1971. R.A. Caton, the publisher and sole proprietor of the press, was a mystery to many of his own authors, most of whom never met him, and some of whom came to despise him. The list of authors is impressive, however, and included Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Montague Summers, Dylan Thomas and Wallace Stevens, among others. His list also included dozens of titles of "amatory unorthodoxy" and novels dealing with the more arcane side of public school life, a number of which led to his prosecution for obscenity.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Bertram Rota
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1983
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: 0854000232


  • Condition: Near fine
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: fine
  • Details:
    92 p. 22 cm black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. 8 b&w plates. Yellow dustjacket with red lettering wrapped in protective mylar. Jacket clean and neat. Spot p. 11-12. Remaining pages clean. Text unmarked.

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