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Articles - September - 2017 Issue

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 Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500

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