I will be exhibiting at the wonderful Salon du Livre Rare in the Grand Palais éphémère this weekend (21st-24th September).
If you are in Paris, I will be at stand i8 – if not please do find my fair list…CLICK HERE
Eragny Press, Queen of the Fishes…the first book from the Press
Max Ernst’s surrealist masterpiece of a novel, entirely created in collage – in a remarkable binding
Tzara’s late book of poetry with a striking lithographed cover by Leger – inscribed by the author
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new catalogue which we put together to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio
The catalogue has 118 items in 6 sections including Gardens and Country Houses, The English Pastoral Tradition, Natural History and Animals, English Counties, Towns and Cathedrals, London, English Literature and The Monarchy and the Old School Tie.
To read it please click on the cover above or follow this link: click here
This weekend I am in New York, exhibiting at the 63rd New York Antiquarian Book Fair. The fair is open from Friday to Sunday at the Park Avenue Armory. If you are visiting, it would be lovely to see you at stand E7.
I am showing a wide selection of private press and illustrated books, fine bindings, alphabets, fine press and artists’ books. If you would like to see the fair list please click here
I am heading out to California this weekend for Rare Books San Francisco – a new book fair in the heart of San Francisco – details here
From the 9th to the 12th I will be exhibition at the 55th Californian Antiquarian Book in Pasadena – details here
If you are in the area I would love to see you there – otherwise a fully illustrated catalogue of what will be with on show is available here
360 YEARS OF BOOKBINDING
We are opening a joint bookbinding exhibition with Benjamin Spademan until the end of February 2023
at 14, Mason’s Yard, London SW1 6BU
To view the catalogue click here
If you would like to see the show, please call on 07909 963836
Boston Book Fair Catalogue
This weekend we are exhibiting at the 44th Boston Antiquarian Book Fair, showing some exciting new stock including Kelmscott, Ashendene, Doves and Golden Cockerel Press books including excellent copies the three great Gill and Gibbings books – ie Troilus & Criseyde, The Canterbury Tales and The Four Gospels.
We have some fine bindings on view – see the wonderful De Coster and Dumas binding above – and several beautiful manuscripts and paper samples.
Please come and visit us at stand 417 if you are in Boston or if you want to look at the catalogue please click here
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS E-CATALOGUE
Above is the link to a brand new e-catalogue of an extensive Golden Cockerel Press collection of a London Gentleman. The collection includes 109 items from the press amongst which is an excellent copy of Gill’s Four Gospels, a specially bound copy of Endymion with wood engravings by John Buckland Wright and numerous other specially bound copies. For anyone wanting to start collecting Golden Cockerels or wanting to fill in some gaps, this is the perfect opportunity.
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
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!!
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.