LondonChelsea Old Town Hall
Friday 2 November, 2pm – 7pm & Saturday 3 November, 11am – 5pm
The ABA Rare Book Fair Chelsea returns for its 28th edition this year. Over 80 exhibitors will offer works which will appeal to established and new collectors, as well as those with an interest in both word and image. Highlights which will appeal to art lovers include Edward Burne-Jones’s The Flower Book. Left at his death the original album of flower paintings were reproduced by his wife Georgiana in a edition of 300 copies in 1905; early illustrations by David Hockney produced for for his school magazine; photographs and watercolours from World War I; dust jacket designs by E McKnight Kauffer and others; beautifully bound editions including an example of Scottish ‘wheel’ binding and first UK edition of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina with a contemporary binding from artist Derek Hook. Rare book expert Andrew McGeachin of Heywood Hill will give a free tour at 2.30pm on Saturday 3 November taking visitors through the history of the decorated book from the illuminated manuscript to today.
Free ticket for two if you register at www.chelseabookfair.com
Image courtesy Shapero Books.