The following bibliography lists reference material relating to Edward James and serves as an introductory tool for researchers interested in his life and work. As well as a full listing of his published works, both poetry and prose, as well as a broad range of additional resources, including books, journals, film, conference papers and catalogues.
Publications by Edward James
James, Edward (1926) Poems. Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press.
__________ (1930-1931) [Reprinted in boxed edition 1940] Juventus Annorum. [‘Opus Primum’] [A collection of juvenilia, etc.]. London: The James Press / The Westminster Press
__________ (1930/1931) Twenty Sonnets to Mary [‘Opus Secundum’] [London]: James Press  leaves ; 30 cm. [n.d. but coda implies publication in 1931]
__________ (1931) Laengselia: a play. [‘Opus Tertium’] [London]: James Press 96,  p. ; 24 cm [A play based on a story by Hans Christian Anderson, written under the pseudonym Faustulus – the first James would use]
__________ (1932) The Next Volume [‘Opus Quartum’] [with decorations by Rex Whistler] London: The James Press, 525 copies
__________ (1932) Carmina Amico. [‘Opus Quintum’], privately printed on hand-press in Verona : [Officina Bodoni] edition of 150, bound in vellum, housed in box,  leaves ; 26 cm.
__________ (December 1932) The Venetian Glass Omnibus. Peace Propoganda for Grown-up Children and Sophisticated Tots. London: The James Press, Edition of 20 (2nd edition of 25 in September 1933), [‘Opus Sextum’], illustrations by Oliver Messel and ‘dedicated to the children Mdivani’.
__________ (August 1933) Your Name is Lamia [Pamphlet containing a selection of poems, including ‘A Translation from Dante Alighieri’ and ‘To a Young Woman Under Chloroform’ [‘Opus Septimum’], 30 copies, sewn-bound [illustrations poss. by Rex Whistler]
__________ (1933/1934) Reading Into The Picture. (illust. Reppert-Bismarck, Jorg von) [‘Opus Octavum’] London: The James Press, xxix, 36 p. illus. 29 cm
__________ (1933) So Far So Glad. [‘Opus Nonum’] London: Duckworth  p.: ill. ; 28 cm [Written under pseudonym of Edward Selsey] [illustrated with 106 drawings by Edward Carrick, typeset in Bruce Rogers’ Centaur type, 750 copies, printed by Robert Stockwell]
__________ (1933) ‘La Belle Au Bois Dormant’ and Other Poems [‘Opus Decimum] London: Duckworth & Co. 34 p. ; 19 cm
__________ ‘Trois Sécheresses’ in Minotaure 8 (June 15, 1936): 53-56.
__________ ‘The Marvel of Minuteness’ in Minotaure 9 (October 1936): 20-24.
__________ ‘Le Chapeau du Peuple et les Chapeaux de la Reine’ in Minotaure 9 (October 1936): 54-59.
__________ (1936) The Perfectly Ended Chapter : a poem to the memory of George V, an irreproachable and saintly king, on the occasion of His Late Majesty’s Jubilee, followed by an epilogue upon his death in the following year. Oxford: Printed at the University Press [for the author] [published anonymously] 15 p. ; 28 cm
__________ ‘The Great Bear. A Brief Surrealist Film Scenario’. Harpers Bazaar, August 1937, p.12-13, 75.
__________ (1937) The Gardener Who Saw God. London: Duckworth / New York: Scribner
__________ (1937-1940) Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggarman, Wop: A Collection of Stories, Poems and Letters [London]: The James Press [published under pseudonym Edward Selsey] 2 volumes: ill., ports. ; 24 cm
[A third volume, The Pleasures of Southern Italy, was planned up to proof stage but was never published]
__________ (1937-1938) The Adventures of Propaganda [published under pseudonym Edward Selsey] The James Press [2 volumes]
__________ ‘Le Parfum de la Solitude’ Vogue (Paris), June 1938, pp58-59, 90.
__________ (1938) The Bones of my Hand. London : Oxford University Press, H. Milford viii, 102 p., front. 29 cm [frontispiece by Pavel Tchelitchew]
__________ (1940) ‘To The Earth’ and other poems from a steep place above the sea. New York [self-published]
__________ (1941) ‘The Sight of Marble’ and other poems. New York: Julian Messner 69 p. ; 20 cm
__________ (1941) Scherzo on a theme from far away: Greece and Italy, 1937 to 1936, New Mexico and California, 1941. Mount Vernon, N.Y.: Walpole Print. Off xxiii, 16 p.; 28 cm
__________ (c.1942? c.1950?) For the Lonely, a sequence of sonnets. Vol. I, parts I and II. 3d ed. [s.l.] : [s.p.] 1 v ; 30 cm
__________ (1948) ‘Leonora Carrington’, catalogue essay for exhibition at Pierre Mattisse Gallery, New York, February – March 1948.
__________ (1957) One Sonnet and Five Solenelles In Despite of Death [s.l.] : Edward Silence [first use of third pseudonym]  p. ; 22 cm
__________ (1957) Record of a Journey: Certain poems that trace the record of a journey twenty years ago from Vienna to Greece, and back through Albania. [s.l.]: Edward Silence [s.p.] 31 p.
__________ (1957) The Rose: per crucem ad rosam. [s.l.]: Edward William Silence, [s.n.]  leaves ; 32 cm. Los Angeles: California [mimeograghed?]
__________ (1957) El Día de los Muertos [s.l.] : Edward Silence [s.n.]  p. ; 27 cm
__________ (1957) The Leopard Night. Act one. [s.l.] : [s.n.] 61 p. ; 31 cm [Edward Silence]
__________ (1957) Xilatlan Taziol. [s.l.] : Edward Silence 24 p. ; 21 cm
__________ (n.d. c.1958?) Solemn Scherzo (For the Goddess) [Edward Silence] mimeographed
__________ ‘Cuando Cumpli Cinquenta Anos’ S.NOB, No.7, October 15 1962, México City
[Unpublished poetry: Villanellae Solemnae, Oxford University Press, estimated for printing this book of poetry in 1959 but not completed, type dismantled in 1966; Voices in the Shadows and The Heart and the Word (c.1950); galleys exist but neither book of poetry was published]
James, E. (1987) (compiled by Noel Simon, introduced by Peter Levi) The Heart and the Word. A selection of the poems of Edward James. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
James, E. (1982) (ed. Melly, G.) Swans Reflecting Elephants: My Early Years. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson
[James was briefly a correspondent for the Western Mail, writing such articles as:
‘Lloyd George’s Golden Wedding Day of Wonderful Memories’ Western Mail , 24th January 1938.
‘Cardiff Prospects of a Record ‘National’, 1st August 1938.
First North Wales Male Voice Vitory for Many Years, 8th August 1938.Crwys to Succeed J.J. as Archdruid’ 3 Augsut 1938
‘Secret History of Fight for Eisteddfod Unity of Command’ [written as A P Baglan (Edward James), London Editor, “Western Mail”] August 1st 1938, Western Mail & South Wales News National Eisteddfod Supplement, p15.
Alvarez Acosta, Miguel. Xilitla: Luigar de Caracoles. Mexico City: Editora Mexicana, 1950.
Andrade, Lourdes. Arquitectura Vegetal. Mexico City: Libros de la Espiral, 1997.
Andrade, L. (2011) Arquitectura Vegetal: La Casa Deshabitada y El Fantasma Del Deseo. Arts of Mexico / CONACULTA [ISBN-10: 9701803523 / ISBN-13: 978-9701803523]
Auger, M. (et al) (1999) (trans. Brugués, T. et al) Salvador Dali Dream of Venus. Barcelona: Fundació Gala-Salvador Dali.
Ades, D. (2012) Surrealism in Latin America: Vivisimo Muerto, Los Angeles: Getty Publications [ISBN 978-1-60606-117-6]
Balakian, A. (1986) Surrealism: The Road to the Absolute. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press.
Bohn, W. (2002) The Rise of Surrealism: Cubism, Dada, and the Pursuit of the Marvelous. Albany State University of New York Press.
Breton, A. (1987) (trans. Caws, M. A.) Mad Love. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press.
__________ (1960) (trans. Howard, R.) Nadja. London: Penguin Books
Brotchie, A. & Gooding, M. (eds.) (1995) Surrealist Games. New York: Random House
Buñuel, L. (1983) My Last Breath. USA: Fontana
Caillois, R. (2003) (Trans. & Ed. Frank, C & Naish, C.) The Edge of Surrealism: A Roger Caillois Reader. Durham and London: Duke University Press
Carrington, Leonora (1973) En bas. Paris: E. Losfeld
__________ (1991) The Hearing Trumpet. London: Virago
__________ (1978) The Stone Door. London: Routledge & K. Paul
__________ (1989) The Seventh Horse and Other Stories. London: Virago
__________ (1951) Une Chemise de Nuit de Flanelle. Paris: Les Pas Perdus
__________ (1989) The House of Fear: Notes from Down Below. London: Virago
Caws, M. A. (ed.) (2004) Surrealism. London: Phaidon
__________ (2001) Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology. Cambridge MA
__________ (ed.) (1993) Surrealism and Women. Cambridge, MA / London: The MIT Press
__________ (1970) The Poetry of Dada and Surrealism: Aragon, Breton, Tzara, Eluard, and Desnos. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press
Chadwick, W. (1985) Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement. Boston: Little, Brown
Cohen, M. (1993) Illumination: Walter Benjamin and the Paris of Surrealist Revolution. Berkeley, CA
Dalí, Salvador (1976) The Secret Life of Salvador Dali. London: Vision Press
__________ (xxxx) Hidden Faces. XX: XX
de Chirico, G. (1964) (trans. Crosland, M.) Hebdomeros. London
Durozoi, G. (2004) (Trans. Anderson, A.) History of the Surrealist Movement. University of Chicago Press
Fraser, R. (2000) Night Thoughts: The Surreal Life of the Poet David Gascoyne. Oxford University Press
Gascoyne, D. (2000) A Short Survey of Surrealism. London: Enitharmon Press
Harris, Steven (2004) Surrealist Art and Thought in the 1930s: Art, Politics, and the Psyche. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Herner, Irene (2011) Edward James y Plutarco Gastélum en Xilitla. El Regreso de Robinson. México: Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, UNAM, Gobierno de San Luis Potosí, CONACULTA, Fundación Pedro y Helena Hernández
Hooks, Margaret (2007) Surreal Eden: Edward James and Las Pozas. New York: Princeton Architectural Press
Hopkins, D. (2004) Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction.
Hubert, R. R. (1992) Surrealism and the Book. Berkeley; Oxford: University of California Press
Huelsenbeck, R. (ed.) DADA Almanac. (English translation by Malcolm Green) Atlas Press, 1993 [ISBN# 0-947757-62-7]
Huxley, A. (1941) Ends and Means. London: Chatto and Windus
Kaplan, J. A. (1988) Unexpected Journeys: The Art and Life of Remedios Varo. New York: Abbeville Press
Lambert, Gavin (1966) Norman’s Letter. London: Hamish & Hamilton
Leddy, A. & Conwell, D. (2012) Farewell to Surrealism: The Dyn Circle in Mexico, Los Angeles: Getty Publications
Lepetit, P. (2104) Esoteric Secrets of Surrealism: Origins, Magic, and Secret Societies. London: Inner Traditions; Tra Edition
Levy, Julian. Memoir of an Art Gallery. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1997
Lowe, John (1991) Edward James: A Surrealist Life. London: Collins
Man Ray (2000) Self-portrait. London: Penguin Classics
Melzer, Annabelle (1980) Latest Rage the Big Drum: Dada and Surrealist Performance. UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, MI.
Milhaud, Darius (1953) (trans. Donald Evans) Notes Without Music: An Autobiography. New York
Nadeau, Maurice (1988) (Trans. Howard, R.) History of Surrealism. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA [ISBN# 0-674-40345-2]
Poulenc, Francis (1974) (trans. Cynthia Jolly) My Friends and Myself. London
Purser, Philip (1978) Where Is He Now? The Extraordinary Worlds of Edward James. London: Quartet Books
__________ (1991) PoetEd: The Final Quest of Edward James. London: Quartet Books
Remy, Michel (1999) Surrealism in Britain. Aldershot: Ashgate
Rudofsky, Bernard (1964) Architecture Without Architects. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Sauget, Henri (1990) Musique, Ma Vie. Paris: Séguier-Archibaud
Schaffner, I. & Jacobs, L. (eds.) (1998) Julien Levy: Portrait of an Art Gallery
Schuyt, M. & Elffers, J. (1980) Fantastic Architecture. London: Thames & Hudson
Smith, Roger. Little Mr. George. London: JM Dent & Sons, 1987
Vallaeys, Anne. (2001) Edward dans sa jungle. Paris: Fayard.
Yersin, Véronique (ed.) (2008) Minotaure – Chants exploratoires – La revue d’Albert Skira, 1933-1939. JRP | Ringier / Cabinet des Estampes, Geneva [ISBN: 978-3-905829-94-5]
Journal Articles, Conference Papers, etc.
Alhadeff, Gini. ‘Concrete Jungle’. Travel & Leisure (September 2003): 200-05, 242-43.
Amstad, Monic. ‘Edward James – der letzte Exzentriker’ in Du, 1, 1987.
Andrade, Lourdes. ‘Ruinas y Bosques’ Saber Ver, 35 (July-August 1977): 7-28.
Béhar, Henri (ed.) ‘Mexique, Miroir Magnétique’ in Mélusine, Issue 19, Cahiers du Centre de recherche sur le surréalisme. L’Age d’Homme: Lausanne, Switzerland.
Boaden, James. ‘Gardeners and Outlaws, or Playing Hide and Seek with Edward James and Pavel Tchelitchew’ Papers of Surrealism, Issue 10, Summer 2013. Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies <http://www.surrealismcentre.ac.uk/papersofsurrealism/index.html>
Boyle, Patrick. ‘Eccentric Exile: Edward James and his Garden of Eden’ Sunday Telegraph magazine 34 (May 8, 1977): 20-29.
Brito, Mauricio Degollado (2007) ‘Xilitla – The Architectural Delirium of Edward James’ Voices of Mexico, Issue 78, January-March
Brown, Patricia. ‘At Home in the Surreal World’ Architectural Digest (August 2005): 120-125, 175.
Budd, Jim. ‘A Surrealist Dream in the Huasteca’ Mexico City Times, December 16, 1996.
Carson, Duncan. ‘My House Has Wings: Edward James’s Follies’. The Coelacanth Journal. No.7 (High Rise) [http://www.thecoelacanthpress.co.uk/]
Christy, Jim. ‘Mexico’s Jungle Paradise’ Raw Vision 20 (Fall 1997): 39-45.
Cockburn, Alexander. ‘The Surreal Life of Edward James’ House & Garden (June 1998): 198-208.
Egglestone, William. ‘Las Pozas’ Aperture 181 (Winter 2005): 74-79.
George, Waldemar (1933) ‘Les Ballets 1933 et L’Esprit de L’Art Contemporain’ in Formes 33. Paris: Éditiones des Quatre Chemins, pp 377-379.
Girard, Didier. ‘Rien à voir: La correspondance Leonora Carrington – Edward James (1946/1952),’ in Pleine Marge (dir. J. Chénieux Gendron), Paris, mars 2009.
__________ ‘War as (surrealistic) Farce : Edward James’s Prose Fiction’ in Forum for Modern Language Studies. Oxford University Press, vol. 46, n°1 (November 2009) 97-106.
__________ ‘Edward James (1907-1984), the Surrealist Scaphander’ Conférence individuelle, West Dean College, Chichester, mars 1992. (unpublished paper)
__________ ‘Edward James, hypnagogic poet (1939-1984)’ [PhD Thesis] [ed. Mrs. Professor Bonnerot (Paris IV) and Professor Blayac (Montpellier III), 1995.
Gladstone, Bud. ‘Las Pozas: A Conservator’s Nightmare’ Folk Art Society (Fall 1998).
Hanson, Michael. ‘Remarkable House in the Woods. Country Life, March 20, 1986, pp751.
Harriman, Margaret Case. ‘A Dream Walking’ New Yorker (July 1, 1939): 22-27.
Hernández Ochoa, Arturo (ed.) ‘Xilitla y el Jardín Encantado de las Pozas’, Revista Recorriendo la Huasteca (June 1, 1999): 22-40.
Herner, Irene. ‘Edward James and Plutacro Gastélum in Xilitla – Critical Paranoia in the Mexican Jungle’ Journal of Surrealism and the Americas 8:1 (2014), 105-123.
Hooks, Margaret. ‘Las Pozas: The House that Sings’ ARTNews (March 1998): 132-36.
__________ ‘Edward James’s Las Pozas’ Grand Street 73 (Spring 2004): 186.
Jonas, Gerald. ‘An Englishman’s Xanadu Mirrors A Fantasy World Created by Poe’ Los Angeles Times, May 26, 1996. LINK
Kernan, Michael. ‘One Man’s Fantasy Stands Tall in a Jungle in Mexico’. Smithsonian Magazine (April 1994): 60-66.
Kusunoki, Sharon-Michi. ‘A Creative Relationship: Presentation of the correspondence between Salvador Dalí and Edward James, 1935-1940’ [Unpublished PhD Thesis, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, University of London, 2004]
Mallin, Judith Young. ‘The Surrealist World of Edward James’ Quest Magazine (October 1991): 34-38
Mason, Francis (ed.) Ballet Review (Special Issue: Les Ballets 1933) 16:3, Fall 1988.
Melly, George. ‘Conversations with Edward James’. Vogue (December 1977): 30.
__________ ‘Under Green Wings’ The Observer Magazine. (December 13, 1981): 30-37.
Menhuin, Diana (1988) ‘Les Ballets 1933’ in Dance Research, Volume IV, Number 2, Autumn 1988, pp 61-72.
Meyerson, Allen. ‘Fantasy Garden in Mexico’s Jungle’ New York Times, February 19, 1995.
Morrison, Fran. ‘Edward James (Britain lost it’s chance)’ The Listener. April 2, 1981, pp440.
Reyes, Jaime. ‘Xilitla: Sueños surrealistas en México’ Reforma, August 10, 2003.
Romero Galván, José Rubén. ‘Xilitla: Un sueño de un espíritu’ Artes de México 64: ‘México en el Surrealismo’ (April 2003): 56-57.
Sauvat, Catherine. ‘Un surrealiste grandeur nature’ Marie Claire Maison (July 1995): 59-60.
Schippers, K. ‘Edward James’, Westland / Utrecht Hypotheek bank NV, Amsterdam, 1981.
Sharp, Patricia. ‘Out of this World’ Texas Monthly (April 1998): 106-11.
Warren, John. ‘Concrete Poetry-Mexican Surrealism’ World Architecture (September 1990): 44-49.
The Edward James Collection. Auction Catalogue. London: Christie’s. 1986.
Leonora Carrington. Exhibition Catalogue. [Introductory essay by Edward James] New York, 1975
Coleby, N. (1998) (ed.) A Surreal Life: Edward James 1907-1984. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Exhibition catalogue ‘Les Ballets 1933’ National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs New York (May 24-October 7 1990)
Feaver, William (ed.) Thirties – British Art and Design Before the War. An exhibition organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 25 October 1979-13 January 1980, Published by Arts Council of Great Britain / Hayward Gallery, London, 1979 [ISBN 10: 0728702150 / ISBN 13: 9780728702158]
Bickerton, L. M. & Hall, Douglas. The Edward James Collection: Dalí, Magritte and other Surrealists / with essays by L M Bickerton and Douglas Hall. Edinburgh: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 1976 [ISBN 0903598019] Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 12 August-12 September 1976
Smith, M. (2012) Xilitla. Paris: Ediciones El Mojado
Douglas, Helen. In Mexico: in the garden of Edward James. Yarrow, Scotland : Weproductions, 2014. [Artist’s book: double sided concertina, printed offset, attached to green foiled card covers. 500 copies. ISBN: 9780955098734]
Sales catalogue: Monkton House : [description of the House and grounds issued on the occasion of its sale]. London: Pereds, 1986.
Exhibition catalogue: Fifty drawings by Salvador Dali from the Edward James collection. 28 November – 21 December 1983, Robert Fraser Gallery & Mayor Gallery (London), 1983.
Exhibition catalogue: René Magritte and Leonora Carrington : Surrealist paintings from the Edward James Collection. Chichester Centre of Arts (Chichester), 7-20 July 1977
Exhibition catalogue: Surrealist pictures from the Edward James Collection, Arts Council of Great Britain (London), 1969.
Exhibition catalogue: Thirty Years of Surrealist Painting from the Edward James collection. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery (Brighton), 8 April-7 May 1967
Exhibition catalogue: Thirty years of Surrealist Painting from the Edward James Collection. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery (Brighton), 11 April – 24 May 1965
Exhibition catalogue: Edward James Collection of Surrealist paintings. South London Art Gallery (London), 21 Mar. – 10 April 1965
Exhibition catalogue: French furniture from the collection of Edward James. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton: Royal Pavilion, Museums and Libraries Committee, 1965.
Exhibition catalogue: Paintings from the Edward James Collection. Art Gallery (Worthing), 12 October – 9 November 1963. [travelling to: Eastbourne]
Simon, N. (ed.) (1981) The Edward James Foundation, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex. London: Designed and printed by Lund Humphries.
New Art Centre and Fielding, A. (2005) Henry Moore tapestries. [Exhibition catalogue] Salisbury: Roche Court [1 folded sheet : col. ill. ; 42 x 60 cm., folded to 21 x 15 cm] Broadsheet accompanying exhibition held Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 19 November 2005 – 5 February 2006. [“This essay is reproduced by kind permission of the author and the Edward James Foundation, West Dean College. It was first published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Tapestry: Henry Moore and West Dean’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 15th July – 25th August 1980.”]
FILM / DVD
Boyle, Patrick. The Secret Life of Edward James. London: ITC Entertainment, Ltd., 1977, 56mins
Breton, André. 42 Rue Fontaine. Paris: CalmelsCohen (2002) [CD-ROM]
Danzinger, Avery. Edward James: Builder of Dreams [DVD] Xilitla, Mexico: Top Drawer Productions, 1995, 58mins
Edward James interviewed by George Melly, 1977. Audio cassettes. Copyright: Edward James and George Melly. Kept by Tate Archive Audiovisual Collection
Ziebell, Robert & Thompson Shumate, Anthony (xxxx) Las Pozas: Steps & Falls. [CD-ROM]
Hitchcock, A. (dir.) Spellbound [starring Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman. Sets for the dream sequences designed by Salvador Dali]
Film footage of Tilly Losch’s Dance of the Hands (c.1930-1933) filmed by Norman bel Geddes [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_dOSfEnKJo]