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Articles - February - 2018 Issue

51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair

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Where the serious players on all sides converge

Over the weekend of Friday February 9th to Sunday February 11th the ABAA’s California Book Fair returns to Pasadena.  This fair, that alternates with its northern California twin, is staged in even years in the south and in the odd years in northern California.  These are the premier rare book events on the west coast.

 

This year’s event in Pasadena features 207 dealers from across America and from throughout the world.  As well, the show includes the participation of exhibiting non-profits as well, as 3 days of lectures and public events.

 

What follows are 1], a list of participants and 2] a list of the events.

 

Links to the show’s website are provided after this article.

 

Here’s the list of participants:

 

Abeceda Antiquariat

Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.

Nick Adams & Co. Rare Books

aGatherin'

Alcuin Books

Libereria de Antano LLC

Appledore Books

Aquila Books

Nick Aretakis

Argonaut Book Shop

James Arsenault & Company

Asia Bookroom

Athena Rare Books

Austrian National Association

Detlev Auvermann Rare Books

B & B Rare Books, Ltd.

Back of Beyond Books

Antiquariat Michael Banzhaf

Battledore Ltd

Bauman Rare Books

Simon Beattie

Stuart Bennett Rare Books

Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK

David Bergman

Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc.

Biblioctopus

Bison Books

Carl Blomgren Fine Books

Bolerium Books

The Book Bin Inc.

Book Collector, Inc

The Book Lair

Bookbid Rare Books

Booklegger's Fine Books

The Bookpress, Ltd.

Books of Wonder

Bookvica

Antiquariat Botanicum

David Brass Rare Books, Inc.

Burgverlag

Burnside Rare Books

Pablo Butcher

Carpe Diem Fine Books

Jeffrey D. Carr

Brian Cassidy, Bookseller

Rodolphe Chamonal

Chanticleer Books

Churchill Book Collector

Stéphane Clavreuil Rare Books

Librairie Clavreuil

Coconut Rose Rare Books

Libreria Anticuaria Comellas

Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd.

Daniel Crouch Rare Books, LLC

James Cummins Bookseller Inc.

Robert Dagg Rare Books

Dark Parks Books & Collectibles

Davar Antiquarian Books

Dawson's Book Shop

De Wolfe & Wood

Nat DesMarais Rare Books

Eclectibles

Christopher Edwards

Scott Emerson Books

Les Enluminures

Evening Star Books

Librairie le Feu Follet

First Folio

Dr. A. Fluehmann GmbH

Leonard Fox Ltd.

Wilfrid M. de Freitas - Bookseller

Robert Frew Ltd.

Földvári Books

Elena Gallego Rare Books LLC

Garcia-Garst, Booksellers

Gilann Books

Golden Legend, Inc.

Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books

James Graham, Bookseller

Green Gate Farm Antiquarian Books

Hackenberg Booksellers

David A. Hamilton Americana Books

Peter Harrington

Donald A. Heald Rare Books, Prints & Maps

Heartwood Books And Art

Michael D. Heaston

Heritage Book Shop, LLC

Jeff Hirsch Books

Honey & Wax Booksellers

Hordern House Rare Books

John Howell for Books

HS Rare Books

Imperial Fine Books, Inc.

Antiquariat Inlibris Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

James S. Jaffe Rare Books

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Japan (ABAJ)

Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers

Johanson Rare Books

johnson rare books & archives

Jonkers Rare Books

Kaaterskill Books

Kainbacher Rare Books

Kenneth Karmiole Bookseller, Inc.

Howard Karno Books, Inc.

Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities

The Kelmscott Bookshop

Ben Kinmont, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline Bookseller

John W. Knott, Jr. Bookseller

Kotte Autographs

Kunsthaus, s.r.o

Antiquariat Michael Kühn

Michael Laird Rare Books

Anne Lamort Livres Anciens

Le Zograscope

Bill Leone, Bookseller

Liber Antiquus, Early Books & Manuscripts

lizzyoung bookseller

Locus Solus Rare Books

Ken Lopez - Bookseller

Lost Horizon Bookstore

Lucius Books

Lux Mentis, Booksellers

Herman H.J. Lynge & Son A/S

MacDonnell Rare Books

Maggs Bros. Ltd.

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts

Jeffrey D. Mancevice, Inc.

Margolis & Moss

Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books

Marlborough Rare Books Ltd.

Martayan Lan Rare Books & Maps

Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Inc.

Meda Riquier Rare Books Ltd.

Midway Rare Books

Howard S. Mott, Inc.

J.B. Muns, Fine Arts Books & Musical Autographs

Musinsky Rare Books, Inc.

Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch

Nudelman Rare Books

Oak Knoll Books

Old Imprints

Pacific Coast Books

Palinurus Antiquarian Books

Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co.

Philobiblon

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books & Manuscripts

Bud Plant & Hutchison Books

Libreria Jose Porrua Turanzas

Nicholas Potter -- Bookseller

Powell's Books Chicago

John Price Antiquarian Books

Productive Arts

Jean-Baptiste de Proyart

Bernard Quaritch Ltd.

Max Rambod, Inc.

Raptis Rare Books

Rare Photo Gallery

ReadInk

William Reese Company

Walter Reuben, Inc.

Riverow Bookshop, Inc.

B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

Rulon-Miller Books

Sanctuary Books

Ken Sanders Rare Books

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

Antiquariat Johann Anton Schantl

Antiquariaat Schierenberg

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books

Abby Schoolman Books

Scientia Books

Shapero Rare Books Ltd

Sims Reed Ltd.

Ralph Sipper Books

Sokol Books Ltd.

SOPHIA RARE BOOKS

Henry Sotheran Ltd.

Benjamin Spademan

Antiquariat Michael Steinbach

Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc.

Douglas Stewart Fine Books

Swan's Fine Books

Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne & Moderne (SLAM)

Tavistock Books

Ten Pound Island Book Co.

Michael R. Thompson, Bookseller

Thorn Books

Triolet Rare Books

Matthäus Truppe, Buchhandlung und Antiquariat

Antiquariat Turszynski

University Archives

Vagabond Books

Michael Vinson Americana

Librairie Walden

Walkabout Books

W.P. Watson Antiquarian Books

Waverley Books

Jeff Weber Rare Books

Michael R. Weintraub, Inc.

White Fox Rare Books and Antiques

Whitmore Rare Books, Inc.

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

Roy Young Bookseller, Inc.

Zephyr Used & Rare Books

ZH BOOKS

 

Here is a list of special events:

 

FEATURED EXHIBITS
Special exhibits are open to the public during book fair hours. We are delighted to announce the special exhibits for the 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair, which celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

University of California, Riverside, Special Collection and University Archives Selections 
The Frankenstein special exhibit will feature books, illustrations, and original ephemera from the Eaton Collection at the University of California, Riverside Library. Prepare to be taken on an amazing journey into the world of Mary Shelley, from the 1831 first illustrated edition of Frankenstein to modern day comic books. 

Occidental College Library Special Collections and Archives
Among the rare and unique items from Occidental Library's Special Collections that will be showcased is the 1818 first edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which is part of the library's Ned Guymon Mystery and Detective Fiction Collection. This collection includes about 16,000 volumes of first edition books, as well as manuscripts, film scripts, periodicals and photographs pertaining to mystery and detective fiction, from 1740 to 1975. The collection, donated by Oxy alumnus E.T. Guymon, Jr., is rich in gothic fiction and other scarce volumes that will be featured in this unique display. 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library
Dramatic and colorful examples of various Frankenstein film posters will be on display thanks to the support of the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library. Established in 1928, a year after the Academy was founded, the Margaret Herrick Library is a world-renowned, non-circulating reference and research collection devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and as an industry. 

Book Arts
We are working with local "book art" artists and organizations to create an interactive, informative, and entertaining area at the Fair. Local libraries and universities will be exhibiting one-of-a-kind works from their collections. Calligraphers, bookbinders and a small press operator will once again be creating unique souvenirs for attendees to take home. Fun for all ages! 

List of participants as of 1/8/2018:

  • American Printing History Association
  • Archetype Press, Art Center College of Design
  • The Book Club of California
  • California Rare Book School
  • The Ephemera Society of America
  • Guild of Book Workers, California Chapter
  • International Printing Museum
  • Mandeville Special Collections Library, UC San Diego
  • Miniature Book Society
  • Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (a division of ACRL/ALA)
  • Scripps College Press
  • Society for Calligraphy, Southern California


Events 

Friday, February 9

1:00 pm: California Rare Book School's Road Show. Meet the faculty. Learn CalRBS' focus for 2018. Discover what knowledge and skills you need as a collector, librarian, or bookseller for success with rare materials. Have all your questions answered. Experts on the panel include: Snowden Becker, UCLA; Daniel Lewis, Huntington Library; Laura Stalker, Huntington Library; Michaela Ullmann, USC; and Susan M. Allen, CalRBS and Scripps College. 

Saturday, February 10

1:00 pm: - Talk: A discussion by Sidney E. Berger, Adjunct Professor of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, former Special Collections Librarian at the University of California Riverside, and author, on the depiction of the Frankenstein character in book history, presented by the Bibliographical Society of America and ABAA. 

3:00 pm: Panel discussion on the enduring legacy of Frankenstein. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the panel discussion will be moderated by Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan and include David J. Skal, author of The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror; Sara Jane Karloff, the daughter of the original movie monster Frankenstein, Boris Karloff; literary scholar Miranda Butler, UC Riverside and others to be named. 

Sunday, February 11

12:00 pm: Seminar: Rare Books 101
Noted rare booksellers will provide a speed course on the essentials you need to know to start collecting. This seminar will provide the following overview on getting started in rare book collecting:

  • What makes a book rare?
  • The different areas of collecting
  • Internet as a research tool for shopping
  • How to care for your books


1:30 - 3:00 pm: Seminar: Discovery Day
Discovery Day is open to the public, free with paid admission. Exhibitors will offer interested individuals an opportunity to receive free appraisals on up to three books. Appraisals are limited to a first come, first served basis -within the scheduled times. 

 

Link:  www.cabookfair.com

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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