ARTICLE ON MINI BOOKS & CONCLAVE
- Hello out there!
What great messages come though at this address when we're prodded into
it by people such as Paul taking the initiative.
I hope to be attending the Conclave this year along with Jim and Joan
Lorson. It's been many years and I know there will be old friends and
familiar faces I'm anxious to see again as well as new faces and making new
---And it sounds like Jon is really doing us proud by providing a program
of non-stop interest to all of us!
I've just received a copy of a four-page article with several excellent
color and B&W illustrations of miniature books, the acknowledgement for which
is attributed to Richard Joseph at Christie's, most possibibly from the Irene
Winterstein collection. The article itself was written by Mary Chapman for a
magazine entitled Antique Collecting, published in England. I am advised in
her accompanying note that the magazine is "available only by subscription
but it is quite a distinguished-looking journal and probably reaches a good
many people". It would be interesting to know the exact circulation figure
and how many, if any, new subscribers for MBS it might shake out.)
While many mags carry the magazine identification and date at the bottom
of the page, this one apparently does not. However, she mailed the copy to
me on July 19th, received today, so I can only presume it is the current
issue. Mary is an antiquarian book dealer who knows Michael Garbett and Anne
Bromer so she approaches the subject with some personal interest, though I
don't know that she herself handles miniature books.
Mary Chapman has most kindly listed the MBS address at the end of the
article with the contact: Mark Palkovic, Treasurer. She has really covered
the history of miniature books from past to present in a professional, well
researched, and provocative style sure to provoke interest among the
uninformed who are bibliophiles at heart!! It's very difficult to find
publications of any sort 'out there in the wide world' that cover enough
interests in even a general way so as to provide some kind of captive
audience for the subject of miniature books. So.....when articles such as
this appear, it's especially gratifying.
Looking forward to Conclave XVIII and seeing all of you again. With warm
regards to all. Barbara