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Events coming up:
Summer is leaving us and Autumn is on the horizon but there are always the PBFA Book Fairs to look forward to and in September there are only 3 events in September starting off at Alexandria Palace organised by The International Antiques & Collectors Fairs (iacf) on Sunday 2nd September 9.30-4.30 pm with a £6 admission fee (free to under 16’s). Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY.https://www.iacf.co.uk/alexandra-palace
Thereafter there is the months big attraction which is the YORK NATIONAL PREMIER FAIR to be held at The Knavesmire Suite, York Racecourse, YO23 1EX on the 14th – 15th September 2018. Friday: Noon – 7:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm. Admission is £2 but complimentary tickets are available. There is a shuttle bus leaving every 20 minutes from York railway station to and from the venue.
Help the PLA at York
The PLA are standing at The York National Premier Fair and if possible come along and help Jim.
The last event of the month is the Stamford Fair to be held at The Arts Centre, St. Marys Street, PE9 2DL on the 29th September from 10-4pm with a £1 admission fee.
Please note that the Isle of Skye Antiquarian Book Festival that was to be held on the 6-8th September has been cancelled.
Details are to be found on www.pbfa.org and firstname.lastname@example.org
Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art- House of Illustration
Enid Marx (1902-1998) was a textile designer, printmaker and illustrator who, alongside her contemporaries Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, defined mid-century design and 20 years after her death this is the most comprehensive retrospective of her works, including papers for Curwen and designs for King Penguin.
Where: 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London. N1C 4BH – U
Edward Bawden at The Dulwich Picture Gallery ENDS SOON on the 9th September.
“This exhibition will bring together 160 works to re-introduce Bawden as a hugely versatile artist, who effortlessly pushed the boundaries between fine and commercial art. It will be the first to show the full breadth of Bawden’s artistic output, covering each of the many disciplines he mastered over his 60-year career, as well as exploring his lesser-known achievements as a fine artist” – The Dulwich Picture Gallery commentary.
Ireland – The National Print Museum, Haddington Road, Beggars Bush, Dublin D04 E0C9.
The home of printing presses and history of print in Ireland is conveniently situated near the centre of Dublin and the port.
From the 17th May until the 30th September 2018 the museum will be exhibiting “Print, Protest, and The Polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908 – 1918”. The exhibition will show the relationship between the contemporary political protest and the developing print media of both side of the campaign for women’s’ rights at the ballot box.
USA – Oak Knoll Fest XX: October 5th – October 7th, 2018
Oak Knoll Press who are well known among the British letterpress community have their annual book and printing festival and this year the theme is “Bringing it on Home ” in which Printers, booksellers, and collectors will discuss that theme in a free symposium on Saturday 6th , focusing on the importance of fine press book fairs that help expand the knowledge of the books arts.
For details see https://www.oakknoll.com/fest/
Early Private Presses 1730-1900, by David Chambers
The Private Library: Quarterly Journal update
The Spring and Summer 2016 issue is a double issue and is now with you and consists of 128 pages on the Caradoc Press. It is the an expansive and definitive history of Harry and Hesba Webb, the husband and wife team and the Caradoc Press. As always, our quarterly journal is free to members yet can be purchased as a series or in individual copies. Please use the on-line order form to purchase your copy.