How to cure withdrawal symptoms from a shortage of Fine Press Book Fairs: go to Ludlow Race Course, says Griselda Heppel
|At the Ludlow Fine Press Book Fair, 6 - 7 November 2021|
There, I knew you’d be jealous.
Book lovers, letterpress printers, wood engravers, paper specialists, traditional binders and other craftsmen – all have been suffering withdrawal symptoms as a result of the sad but necessary cancellation of the biennial Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in March 2020. It will now be held on the weekend of 5 and 6 March 2022 – fingers crossed – but meanwhile lots of exhibitors were missing the chance to get together, and the clever people at Ludlow Book Binders came up with the idea of holding the first ever book fair at the Clive Pavilion, Ludlow Race Course, on 6 and 7 November 2021. (Not a place you’d normally expect to find bookmakers. Oh, you would? Ah.)
|2020 Vision: Nineteen wood |
engravers, one collector
and the artists who inspired them
by Nigel Hamway & Peter Lawrence.
|Griselda Heppel invading a corner of the Nomad Letterpress |
table with The Fall of a Sparrow, Ante's Inferno and
The Tragickall History of Henry Fowst .
|Nomad Letterpress printed keepsake of Ante's Inferno |
by Griselda Heppel, commemorating 700th anniversary of
Dante Alighieri's death in 1321.
|Dante Alighieri keepsake open to show extract |
from Ante's Inferno by Griselda Heppel
and wood engraving by Hilary Paynter.
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