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- catalogue I -
Alembic 1—8
 
All print titles are available to buy
in paperback and hardback versions.

Alembic 1:

POSITIONS
A Question of
Sexual Mores

by Paul Ramsay
Taking the form of a sexual questionnaire, POSITIONS is the love-child of erotic poetry and bureaucratic investigation.

POSITIONS poses the questions that 50 Shades Of Grey dare not ask...



 
POSITIONS by Paul Ramsay
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paperback
Alembic 1:
ISBN 978-1-873396-00-1
120 pages, b&w,
colour cover,
5x8 ins

£11
(inc p&p)
hardback
Alembic 1H:
ISBN 978-1-873396-19-3
120 pages, b&w/colour on white paper, colour cover,
5x8 ins

£16 (inc p&p)


File under Art/Psychology (and Sex)

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Alembic 2:

82 Scores
(for music)
by Paul Ramsay

82 scores is a collection of written directives for the generation of music.

A distillation of ideas influenced by the recording studio, the album, music improvisation and radical texts, this bookwork offers a thinking space for the musician and non-musician alike.


 
82 Scores by Paul Ramsay
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paperback
Alembic 2:
ISBN 978-1-873396-12-4
152 pages, b&w, colour cover,
5x8 ins
hardback
Alembic 2H:
ISBN 978-1-873396-18-6
152 pages, colour, colour cover,
5x8 ins
scores series 001
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Alembic 3:

POEMS
and other insects
and other poems

by Paul Ramsay

A book of 46 poems on insects, records, ambiguous love and foodstuffs.

This edition includes 'Poems and other insects' from 1992 and 'more poems 12': a contemporary collection of reworked and new poems



 
POEMS and other insects and other poems by Paul Ramsay
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paperback
Alembic 3:
ISBN 978-1-873396-14-8
116 pages, b&w on white paper,
colour cover,
5x8 ins
hardback
Alembic 3H:
ISBN 978-1-873396-20-9
116 pages, b&w/colour on white paper, colour cover,
5x8 ins
poetry/entomology
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Alembic 4:

Jectory Tra
by Paul Ramsay

'take a small hammer and tap a word, gently, until it breaks in the way you intend.

     Reassemble the pieces.'


Writing free radicals: possibly the strangest Alembic Book to date, Jectory Tra reveals unexpected finds in re-presenting words so familiar, they have lost the freshness of their original meeting




 
Jectory Tra by Paul Ramsay
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paperback
Alembic 4:
ISBN 978-1-873396-11-7
150 pages, b&w, colour cover,
5x8 ins
hardback
Alembic 4H:
ISBN 978-1-873396-21-6
150 pages, b&w, colour cover,
5x8 ins
UpCut series 001
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Alembic 5:

(tra ex) Jectories Tra
by Paul Ramsay

'take a keen instrument and fillet
a word along the syllable-line
until it divides in the way you intend.

     Reassemble the pieces.'


Writing free radicals: another slice of the arcane practice of Jectory Tra–the realignment of words for repurposing in: art/music, horror... and sex




 
(tra ex) Jectories Tra by Paul Ramsay
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paperback
Alembic 5:
ISBN 978-1-873396-15-5
174 pages, b&w, colour cover,
13x20 cm
hardback
Alembic 5H:
ISBN 978-1-873396-25-4
174 pages, b&w, colour cover,
13x20 cm
UpCut series 003
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Alembic 6:

the
Crimson Full Stops

by Paul Ramsay

Second poetry collection
.
'and this is when I first
noticed
the spider mites crawling...
crimson-vermillion
on black slate and rabbit hutch covering
small dots with their own volition,
vehicular and terrain.'




 
The Crimson Full Stops by Paul Ramsay
pending release
paperback
Alembic 6:
ISBN 978-1-873396-09-4
126+ pages, b&w/colour on
white paper, colour cover,
5x8 ins
hardback
Alembic 6Hi:
ISBN 978-1-873396-24-7
126+ pages, b&w/colour on white paper, colour cover,
13x20 cm
poetry/aracology
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Alembic 7:

KHARTOUN
by Geoffrey Stocker

Small, compelling (but wrong) drawings selected by Paul R from the scratchy, inventive sketchbooks of artist Geoffrey Stocker.


lear animal by Geoffrey Stocker


 
KHARTOUN by Geoff Stocker
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paperback
Alembic 7:
ISBN 978-1-873396-03-2
134 pages, b&w on white paper,
colour cover,
5x8 ins
hardback
Alembic 7Hi:
ISBN 978-1-873396-32-2
134 pages, b&w/colour on white paper, colour cover,
13x20 cm
marginal drawings
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Alembic 8:

A Book of
Hot Coals

by Paul Ramsay
A meditation on guilt and shame, A Book of Hot Coals
is Alembic's first non-paper book in the form of a
LECTRA: electronic artwork
for MAC or PC.

Influenced by Victorian morality books for children, imagist poetry and postmodern ideas about reading, Hot Coals is
'a flickering, indeterminate read for a dark room
with a brandy balloon...'



 
A Book of Hot Coals by Paul Ramsay
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lectra (electronic artwork)
Alembic 8:
ISBN 978-1-873396-30-8
MAC and PC version
 
a book in sound and light
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