The exhibitors will offer a good supply of art books, local topography, private press books, natural history, antiquarian books, annuals, ephemera, postcards and much more.
The fair is open from 10 to 4. Admission £1.00. Home made refreshments available in the hall. Large car park next to the hall. Railway station a few minutes walk away. Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4AU.
For more information and list of exhibitors see www.missingbookfairs.co.uk. or call Chris Missing on 01245 361609
Export Bar on Jewelled Book
The bejewelled Book of Hours was made in 1532. Its metal cover is made of enamelled gold, and studded with jewels and precious stones including rubies, turquoises and a tourmaline. Inside the elaborate binding is a parchment Book of Hours, which was a Christian devotional book popular in the Middle Ages. It is painted with twenty religious images and prayers to be said throughout the day.
'The Greatest Musical Manuscript ever to be Offered at Auction'
"No complete symphony by Mahler, written in the composer's own hand, has ever been offered at auction, and probably none will be offered again. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a manuscript of truly outstanding historical importance."
Simon Maguire, Sotheby's Senior Specialist, Books & Manuscripts
The "Resurrection" symphony, which premiered in Berlin in 1895, is a truly monumental work – one of the grandest, longest, and yet most accessible of Mahler's creations. Performed with a 90-piece orchestra, soprano and alto soloists, chorus and organ, the epic symphony extends to 90 minutes. This was the first major work that saw the composer confront the universal themes of life and death, which were so characteristic of his oeuvre.
Written in the composer's own hand, the manuscript remains completely unaltered, untrimmed and unbound – including deletions, alterations and annotations, many in vivid blue crayon. The work retains the form in which Mahler left it, reflecting and revealing the compositional process for the work. This manuscript was given by Alma Mahler, the composer's widow, to Mahler's friend the conductor Willem Mengelberg in 1920 and acquired directly by Gilbert Kaplan from that conductor's estate in 1984. It has never been offered or sold on the open market, and is the most significant music manuscript ever to be offered at auction.
Three of the drawings were found by house manager Josephine Waters inside a book and a fourth was discovered by Lady Hyde Parker, who lives at Melford Hall with her husband, Sir Richard, where Potter took regular holidays between 1899 and 1916.
The exhibition – ‘Beatrix Potter's Melford’ opened on 13 July and will run until the last weekend of October.
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