Sunday, December 22, 2013

What's on My Walls...


One of the nice things about being a bookseller, is that every now and again you can decide to buy things for yourself as well as to sell on and because you are sifting through all kinds of books and paper ephemera all day, every day, you are perhaps more likely than some to come across things you like. Choosing what to keep for yourself can be difficult. When we issued the Corvo centenary catalogue earlier in the year, the temptation was simply to buy everything for myself. In fact, what I settled on was very simple indeed: item 56. It's a letterpress poster for the 1960 centenary exhibition of Corvo books and artwork in London. There can't be many of these still extant, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if it was a sole survivor... regardless a rare thing, of value to a very small pool of people, me included. So here it is now in a frame on a half-completed wall of framed items from photos to printed ephemera... Very pleased...

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