OUR WEEKEND WITH OAK KNOLL, OCTOBER 3-5, 2008.
- Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2008.
- special woven cloth with paper cover label containing a woodcut by Wesley Bates.
- (20) pages.
Price: $100.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 101340
Limited to only 120 copies and printed on all-cotton mouldmade Somerset Book paper "in a variety of handset foundry type." Oak Knoll honored Henry Morris on the 50th anniversary of his Bird & Bull Press by devoting Oak Knoll Fest 15 to his work. The weekend was great fun for all and included a biographical speech by Henry, a panel discussion of his work, and even a full blown performance of a privately printed ballad about Henry, composed by Graham Moss and sung with gusto by over 75 people in the Flecks' backyard.
Henry was so touched by the event that he decided to print a book about the weekend. Included are two essays about special items found by Henry in Oak Knoll's stock and why they ended up being unique treasures to him (including a tipped-in reproduction of a old photograph of a paper seller's store front); a six page foldout entitled "My Evening with William, A Keepsake for Oak Knoll Fest XV and the Fiftieth Anniversary of Bird & Bull Press" which is loosely inserted in a pocket; a description of the grand singing event including an actual example of the broadside of the ballad that was handled out at the party (hand-printed by Graham Moss of the Incline Press and illustrated by Wesley Bates); and a fun story about Henry selling type by the handful in the Fest hall with tipped-in facsimiles of inscribed five dollar bills.