Week 31 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Peter Stockham

Peter Stockham brings together 6 gems from yesteryear with his 1975 publication  Chapbook Riddles. A reprint of The new riddle book, by Master Wiseman, printed by J. Kendrew, York; of A collection of birds & riddles, by Miss Polly & Master Tommy, printed by J. Kendrew, York; of Puzzlecap’s amusing riddle book, printed by S. & J. Keys, Devonport; of The guess book, printed by W. Davison, Alnwick; of Peter Primroses books for boys and girls; riddles, printed by W. Walker, Otley; and of A new riddle book printed by R. Burdekin, York.

Dover Publications, also known as Dover Books, is an American book publisher founded in 1941 by Hayward Cirker and his wife, Blanche. It primarily publishes reissues, books no longer published by their original publishers. These are often, but not always, books in the public domain. The original published editions may be scarce or historically significant. Dover republishes these books, making them available at a significantly reduced cost.

New entries – The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende at No.10

Leading publishers –Holllyridge Press, Kent State University Press and Pluto Press (2 entries each).

Leading author – Oscar Wilde (2 publications).


1 (8) Chapbook Riddles: Reprints of Six Rare and Charming Early Juveniles – Peter Stockham (Dover Publications, 1975)

2 (1) Seven Boxes for the Country After – Janet McAdams (The Kent State University Press    30 April 2016)

3 (3) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, 20 Oct. 2005)

4 (6) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

5 (2) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, 1 July 2009)

6 (4) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, 20 Jan. 2017) 

7 (5) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, 25 July 2017)

8 (7) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 29 Jun 1978)

9 (9) Any Kind of Excuse – Nin Andrews (The Kent State University Press 31 Mar. 2003)

10 (-) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

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