We are thrilled to be exhibiting at the York Book Fair this weekend which opens on Friday. We are at stand 7 and look forward to seeing any visitors there.
For more information please visit www.yorkbookfair.com.
Philip Smith Library Diorama made by Mary Norwood.
Miniature library constructed of wood and showing three floors of a library with shelves on three sides lined with tiny books, documents and rolls of paper. Also with a table on the ground floor stacked with volumes and papers with wooden doors and ladders giving access to balustraded first and second floors. 58 cms x 28.5cms with a protective perspex cover. 2009.
The library was custom-made for Philip Smith and Mary Norwood has included a miniature painting of Dante reading (after the painting by Luca Signorelli) which referred to a work Smith did with the artist Tom Philips and books related to his many interests on subjects such as Sufism, art and design, literature and philosophy. A lovely touch is a book open on the table revealing an image of a Philip Smith book wall.
Norwood writes “the ‘books’ are made individually but all glued into place. Nothing is meant to move!”
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More from the astonishing collection of fine printing and press books put together by Kenneth Auchincloss.
Amongst other beautiful and important books are:
– a substantial collection of books from John Fass’s exquisite Hammer Creek Press, most of which are very rare on the market
– a good quantity of Incline Press books
– books from the various Presses of Victor and Carolyn Hammer
– work from the Halcyon Press, Haslewood Books (the press of Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald)
and much, much more…
To view the catalogue please click on the image.