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Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair September 8-10

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The Bigger, Better Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

Marvin Getman, the trade show impresario, is continuing to build a book buying and bookselling community around his Brooklyn Book Fair, now in its fourth year and scheduled for the 8th to the 10th this month at the Brooklyn Expo Center.  The shift of bookselling from open shops to online listings has given book fairs added importance as they become the point of human interaction for they who prefer to buy and sell in person.  For Mr. Getman, book fairs, which for many years were in decline, are a trend that is strengthening.

 

Book fairs fall into two categories; those associated with a dealer organization and those open to the entire field.  Mr. Getman’s fairs fall into the second category and attract an appealing and eclectic group that changes from show to show.  For Mr. Getman this will be his largest fair to date and the first that is crossing the one hundred exhibitor threshold; 108 at last count.  This a terribly big deal.

 

So in a few years we can predict that Mr. Getman’s fairs will begin to attract their own shadow fairs.  And there is a certain justice in it for Mr. Getman began as an organizer of shadow fairs and is now reaping the benefits of years of work and experience to be creating his first major fair.

 

Congratulations.

 

Location, dates and hours:

 

BROOKLYN EXPO CENTER
79 Franklin St. (at Noble St)
Greenpoint Brooklyn

 

September 8-10, 2017

 

Hours

 

Friday 8 September Benefit Preview:  5-9 pm EST

Saturday 9 September:  11 am – 7 pm EST

Sunday 10 September:  11 am – 5 pm EST

 

 

Here is a list of participants:

 

Abraham Lincoln Book Shop

A.N. Devers

Adam Weinberger Rare Books - ABAA

Alexanderplatz Books

Anartist Books

Appledore Books - ABAA

Architectural Photography Collection 

Auger Down Books - ABAA

Ayr Hill Books 

B & B Rare Books - ABAA

Bartleby's Books - ABAA

Battledore LTD - ABAA

Bauman Rare Books - ABAA

Be-hold

Between the Covers Rare Books - ABAA

Blakeney Griffin, Booksellers

Blue Mountain Books and Manuscripts

Boo-Hooray

Bookleggers Used Books - ABAA

Caliban Book Shop- ABAA

Captain Ahab's Rare Books

Carnegie Hill Books

Carpe Librum Books

Carydale Books

Center Street Studio

Chloe's Original Ephemera

Citation Books - ABAA

Colebrook Book Barn- ABAA

Commonwealth Books- ABAA

Dan Moyer

David A. Hamilton Americana Books - ABAA

David Cohn

David McGreevy, Early Photographs

Derringer Books - ABAA

Dubois Rare Books

The Earl of Clarendon

Eastside Books & Paper

Eclectibles - ABAA

Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts - ABAA

Egon and Joan Teichert Fine Prints

Erin Waters

Evan Bates - Books/Documents

Faenwyl Bindery

Framont

From Russia with Art

G. Curwen Books

G. Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper - ABAA

Garrett Scott, Bookseller

Graph Books

Honey & Wax Booksellers - ABAA

House of Mirth Photos

Imperial Fine Books - ABAA

James Cummins Bookseller - ABAA

James S. Jaffe Rare Books - ABAA

Jeannot R. Barr Prints & Drawings

Jeff Bergman Books - ABAA

Jeff Hirsch Books - ABAA

Jeffrey Rovenpor Rare Books

Jerry N. Showalter, Books, ABAA

Joe Maynard

Johanson Rare Books - ABAA

John Bale Books - ABAA

John Kehoe Bookseller - ABAA

John Van Noate

Ken Lopez, Bookseller - ABAA

Kenneth Mallory ABAA

L & T Respess Books - ABAA

Leonard Fox, LTD.

Le Bookiniste

Lizzyoung bookseller LLC - ABAA

Lorne Bair Rare Books - ABAA

Marc Chabot Fine Arts

Marninart - Rare Illustrated Art Books- ABAA

Melrose Books & Art

Old Book Shop

Old New York Book Shop - ABAA 

Peter Austern & Co

Peter Harrington – ILAB, ABA

Pop-up Lady

Prints Charming SOHO

Pryor-Johnson Rare Books      

Quill & Brush - ABAA

Rabelais - Fine Books on Food and Drink - ABAA

Rare Paper

Read 'em again Books - ABAA

Resser-Thorner Antiques

Roy Young Bookseller, Inc. - ABAA

Sanctuary Books - ABAA

Save A Book

Schulson Autographs, LTD - ABAA

Stan Gorski Books

Studio Montespecchio 

Susan Mayer

Ten Pound Island Book Co. - ABAA

Terrace Books

The Weekly Photobook

Thomas G. Boss Rare Books - ABAA

Thomas Harris

Tom Davidson, Bookseller

Town's End Books - ABAA

University Archives - ABAA  

VASTA

W.C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera

Weinberg Modern

William Greebaum Fine Prints

William Hutchison

William Reese Company - ABAA

Winter Works on Paper

 

Here's a link to the show site

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Adams (Richard). <i>Watership Down,</i> FIRST EDITION, author inscription on front free end paper, folded map tipped in, original boards, dust-jacket. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bowles (John). <i>Several Prospects of the Most…la Ville de Londres, avec des Remarques Historiques fort Succinctes, qui les Regardant,</i> 20 double page engraved plates only, of 23, 1724. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Auden (W.H.). <i>Our Hunting Fathers,</i> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, 1 of 22 copies, COPY B OF 5 PRINTED ON NORMANDIE, original patterned wrappers, Cambridge, for Frederic Prokosch, 1935. £800 to £1200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Barrie (J. M.) & Attwell (Mabel Lucie, illustrator). <i>Peter Pan & Wendy,</i> FIRST EDITION, 12 chromolithograph plates, publisher's blue cloth, original printed dust jacket, [c.1920]; and 3 others (4). £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bartolozzi (Francesco). Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce; Agriculture (Husbandry Aided by Arts and Commerce), glazed and framed. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> A collection of engraved caricatures, including Gillray ([James]) Tales of Wonder!, 1802; Rowlandson (Thomas) Sports, Smock Racing, 1811;Irish Jaunting Carr, 1814. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bennett (Charles H, illustrator). <i>Æsop’s Fables,</i> 1875; Buchanan (Robert). <i>Ballad Stories of the Affections,</i> [1866]; Douce (Francis), The Dance of Death, 1833. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Chinese Illustrations. A group of 6 Cantonese rice paper illustrations, depicting scenes of torture with different instruments, gouache, c.340 x 220mm, original wrapper boards preserved, [c. 1800]. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Dulac (Edmund). <i>The Queen of Romania, The Dreamer of Dreams,</i> 5 coloured plates, [1915]; and others illustrated by Edmund Dulac. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Fronth (Per). Xingu Chronicles, the portfolio, comprising 30 plates, photogravues in colours, each signed, dated and titled in pencil, each numbered 10/35, on wove paper, 790 x 600 x 60mm, 1997. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doctor Zhivago,</i> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original red publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 4to, Collins & Harvill Press, 1958. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> 13 sepia photographs of visitors to the Thermes Nationaux d’Aix-les-Bains, c. 150 x 105mm, c.1890 (12). £300 to £400
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000

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