Specialist presenting talk on Tasha Tudor at Boston Expo

BOSTON — Sponsored by the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers and produced by Marvin Getman, founder of New England Antique Shows, the Boston Book, Paper & Photo Expo brings together 75 of the country’s finest dealers of rare books, manuscripts, ephemera and vintage photos May 4 at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass.

One of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, who cherished family, traditionand childhood enchantment is Tasha Tudor. Book specialist Richard Mori will give a presentation during the show on Tudor’s works, which include illustrations for “Little Secret-Garden-copyWomen,” “The Wind in the Willows,” “The Secret Garden” and “Mother Goose,” among others. Born in Boston, Tudor lived in Connecticut and New Hampshire before settling in Marlboro, Vt.

Tudor once said she wish she’d been born in 1830, and evidently lived as if she had been. Along with writing and illustrating, Tudor lived among heirloom antiques, spun flax into linen and was an avid “heirloom crafter.” Her illustrations have also appeared on Christmas cards, valentines and advent calendars along the course of her eventful, 70-year career. Don’t miss this special presentation, where Richard Mori will share his own experiences with the author and her family, revisit her works and hold an appraisal of her books and art.

Richard Minsky’s acclaimed “Bill of Rights Exhibition,” a series of controversial sculptural pieces marrying books with pop art culture, will be on display at the Expo. The subject of each sculpture is the infringement of rights that are guaranteed by the 10 Amendments.

Ken Gloss of Brattle Book Shop in Boston will be on hand from 1-3 p.m. to offer free book valuation estimates (limit of two).

Show hours are Saturday May 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults (under 18 and college I.D, free). Shriner’s Auditorium is located at 399 Fordham Rd., Wilmington, MA at exit 39 off I-93. For more information, contact 781-862-4039 or visit www.bookandpaperexpo.com.

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