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PRIVATE PRESS BOOK FAIR! Attention fine press collectors and book arts lovers!

Private presses, their books, book arts displays and book signings

Don't miss the rare opportunity this year to attend Oak Knoll's private press
fair in New Castle, Delaware on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6. Seventeen
American and British private presses and their printers will appear in person to
showcase and discuss their outstanding work in the fine press and book arts

Private presses produce high-quality, hand-crafted books, printed by letterpress
and illustrated by respected illustrators and wood-engravers. The works issued
by these presses embody their love for the printed word, fine art, illustration
and a sense of pride and craftsmanship. The use of the beautiful letterpress
medium has brought forth some of the most impressive and striking work done in
the printing arts today.

"Wrenching Times" Presentation
On Saturday, printer David Esslemont from Gwasg Gregynog in Wales, England and
well-known wood-engraver Gaylord Schanilec from Midnight Paper Sales in
Stockholm, Wisconsin will talk about their collaboration as printer and
illustrator on this book produced by Gwasg Gregynog.  This work contains 16
poems selected from Walt Whitman's collection, Drum Taps, influenced by
Whitman's hospital work during the American Civil War. The book is designed and
printed by Esslemont and illustrated by Schanilec with 8 multi-color wood

Private Press Exhibit
On Saturday and Sunday, seventeen American and British private press printers
showcase and discuss their work. All books displayed are available for purchase.
In addition, Greg Campbell, John DePol, Stephen Heaver and Theo Rehak will mount
displays of the bookbinding, wood-engraving, printing and typecasting crafts at
various times on Saturday and Sunday.

Book Signings
Nicholas Basbanes and Oak Knoll Press authors, Stephen O. Saxe, Carl Schlesinger
and Susan Otis Thompson will be available to sign and discuss their books at
various times on Saturday and Sunday.

Oak Knoll 20% Off Shop Sale
Oak Knoll Books and Oak Knoll Press will hold a 20% off shop sale on all books
located at their store Saturday and Sunday. Over 10,000 out-of-print and new
titles in the books about books, the history of the book, the book trade and
book arts fields are available.

To obtain more information, schedules, directions and a list of local
accomodations, please contact Esther C. Fan via phone, fax or email. Please
include your mailing address, so we may send out an invitation. We hope you will

Esther C. Fan
Oak Knoll Books - Specialist in the history of the book and the book arts
414 Delaware Street, New Castle DE 19720
Phone: 302-328-7232/Fax: 302-328-7274/Email: oakknoll@xxxxxxxxx
NEW WEB SITE: http://www.oakknoll.com - Info about books about books and the
book arts!

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