New York Antiquarian Book Fair, 21st-24th April

After a very long wait, I am finally back in New York exhibiting at the Armory this weekend. It promises to be a bumper fair with dealers from all over the world bringing their very best books to show to an excited audience – not least other dealers who have been cooped up for way too long.

I will be showing a wide variety of items, loosely put together as a show of The Art of the Book, at stand/booth A10…to see the fully illustrated catalogue please click on Gaylord Schanilec’s image of Times Square above … or click here

Some highlights include one of the rarest of private press books, the Daniel Press’s Garland of Rachel – only 36 copies were printed and we have one of the 18 reserved for contributors (each of which had an individual title page). This one was for the man who instigated the whole project, T.H. Ward (or the Mr to the great Mrs Humphry Ward).

A fine manuscript of the Rubaiyat by Percy Delf Smith, one of the founders, with Edward Johnston and Eric Gill,  of the Society of Calligraphers.

     

Some excellent bindings – several by women bookbinders like Alice Pattinson, Dorothy Carlton Smyth and Johanna Birkenruth and a good selection of work by British women wood engravers including Monica Poole, Clare Leighton, Gwen Raverat, Agnes Miller Parker and Miriam MacGregor. Do come along to have a look!

Bluebeard’s Castle – a remarkable pop-up artist’s book by Ron King at his Circle Press

 

 

 

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California Book Fairs, LA & Oakland – Feb 2022

At last…in-person book fairs are on their way back!

I am absolutely thrilled to be exhibiting at Rare Books LA in the Pasadena Convention Center this weekend – 4th to 6th Feb – Booth 303

Next weekend I will be in Oakland for the 54th California International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Oakland Marriott City Center – 11th-13th Feb – Booth 104

If you would like tickets please let me know – it would be wonderful to see you.

Click here for the book fair catalogue!!

230 Years of Bookbinding

Throughout December we will be showing a wide variety of bookbindings by French, British, American, Dutch and German binders from Edwards of Halifax to the great Paul bontogether with Benjamin Spademan at his beautiful shop. The catalogue is available by clicking on the image above or here

The show will go on for the month at 14 Mason’s Yard. Please call ahead or email if you would like to visit.

 

 

FIRSTS: LONDON RARE BOOK FAIR, 21st – 24th October

Saatchi Gallery here we come!

I will be exhibiting in London this weekend at the London Rare Book Fair in the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, just near Sloane Square.

If you would like to come, you can get a complimentary ticket by clicking on this link

I am going to be showing 90 new and exciting items from the shop which can be viewed in my fair list which you can find by clicking on the image below:

Embroidered letter folder c.1820 belonging to a Sussex suffragette & founder of a free lending library

 

  Barnett Freedman’s advertising brochure for cheese

 

 

 

SALON DU LIVRE RARE, PARIS 24TH-26TH SEPTEMBER

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I will be exhibiting in Paris this weekend at the joyous rare book fair in the Grand Palais Ephemere. If you are in Paris in the next 4 days please let me know and I will make sure you get a ticket for entry either to the Vernissage on Thursday or on any of the other days.

The books I will be exhibiting can be viewed in my fair list below:

KENNETH AUCHINCLOSS COLLECTION OF FINE PRINTING & PRESS BOOKS – PART FOUR – A-Z

We are thrilled to announce the publication of the final part of the impressive Kenneth Auchincloss Collection of Fine Printing & Press books.

It includes work from a large number of presses including Kat Ran, Kelly-Winterton, Kleukens, Libanus, Mason Hill, Merrymount, Nonesuch, Officina Bodoni, Old School, Old Stile, Pennyroyal, Pentagram, Petrarch, Rampant Lions, Tuscany Alley, Appletree Alley, Raven, Shakespeare Head, Spiral, Stanbrook Abbey, Tern, Woolly Whale and Whittington Presses as well as several works by Rudolf Koch & Bruce Rogers amongst others.

To view the catalogue, click here

There are also around 400 less expensive books from the collection listed online, exclusively on our website…for a list of the presses to search see Books Priced under £100

 

Gaylord Schanilec & Midnight Paper Sales: An Exhibition of Books & Prints

We are now exhibiting a large selection of books and prints by Gaylord Schanilec dating from 1983 to the present day.

To view the catalogue please click here

Also announcing WANT MORE the remarkable new book by Gaylord Schanilec, Alex Schneideman and Patrick Randle at the Whittington Press. There are 15 deluxe copies of which we only have a couple left and 50 ordinary copies for sale…

  

 

The brochure can be viewed here

London Original Print Week, 1st – 8th May

ART & THE BOOK

We have joined forces with Benjamin Spademan Rare Books for an exciting exhibition of prints and books at his gallery in Mason’s Yard for this year’s London Print Week

1st – 8th May 2021

Open every day
11 – 6

Click below to see the treasures we will have on display…

Exhibition list – Sophie Schneideman

Exhibition list – Benjamin Spademan

To book via the London Original Print Fair system:
Bookings
Or contact either of us directly

14 Mason’s Yard
London
SW1Y 6BU

My Virtual Hong Kong Book Fair

At this time of year I am normally on a plane to Hong Kong to exhibit at one of my favourite book fairs – the China in Print or Hong Kong Antiquarian Book Fair.

I always find the finest things throughout the year and save them for the fair so I have a list of around 40 fresh books, prints and pieces of original artwork to show at the fair with a focus on the unique, rare and jewel like items from Britain and France.

Please do click on the link or picture above to see what I had saved for this year’s fair.

BOSTON BOOK FAIR ONLINE

From 12th to the 14th November we will be showing some fresh stock at the virtual Boston Book Fair.

To see the 35 items chosen for the fair please click on the image above or here

Look out for our upcoming exhibition of the works of Gaylord Schanilec which will be launched in a fortnight, along with our new publication Want More which shows his wood engravings alongside some remarkable photographs by Alex Schneideman, the whole being printed and designed by Patrick Randle  at the Whittington Press. The binding of the special copies is almost complete and copies will be available at the pre-publication price until the end of the year.