With Apologies to Woolnough the 2020 binding Challenge

 

 The John Willis Annual Binding Challenge.

 Just before the pandemic broke we announced the  challenge. Following the passing of John Willis, long time editor of the Guild Newsletter, it was decided to name the challenge  The John Willis Annual Binding Challenge. and so 2020 was the first challenge with this name.

 

The Challenge 

To bind in any style the Chapbook With Apologies To Woolnough by Robert McLaren, with woodcuts by David Harris, and also printed by David Harris.

 

Just 8 copies of the book were available  5 bound copies entered for examination at our meeting in November 2020. Shown in no particular order.

 

 

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Designers Bookbinders News (England)

Books from Designer Bookbinder Faith Shannon's library will be sold at Forum's online sale on 18 February 2021.  The sale starts at 1pm.  Please see the details and link below for more information. 
 

Online Sale: Modern Literature, Private Press and Illustrated Books 

Lots 1-23: Books on Bookbinding and for binding: the Property of the late Faith Shannon MBE HonFDB ARCA ATC (1938-2018)
 
https://forumauctions.co.uk/index.php?option=com_timed_auction&auction_no=2190&gridtype=listview