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Articles - March - 2018 Issue

The ABAA New York Book Fair

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Come the second weekend in March the American Antiquarian Booksellers' Association [aka ABAA] will host their 58th Annual New York International Book Fair at the Seventh Regiment Armory at 643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets.  The dates are Thursday March 8th to Sunday the 11th.   The show, now described as having more than 200 dealers, is the most important of its type in the world. 

 

Not to say you must twist arms to get people to come to New York.  The people, restaurants, shows and connections make New York City a Mecca although in March it’s a small “m” but absolutely a wonderful experience.  The rare book related events simply break down every logical reason not to go.  So, plan your trip.

 

Here is a full list of the reasons to attend:

 

Eclectibles

Enchanted Books

Les Enluminures

Estates of Mind

Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books

Librairie Faustroll

Librairie le Feu Follet

Földvári Books

Librairie Benoît Forgeot

Antiquariaat Forum B.V.

Librairie J.F. Fourcade

Robert Frew

Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio

 

Antiquariat Winfried Geisenheyner

R.A. Gekoski Booksellers

Geographicus Rare Antique Maps

Franklin Gilliam :: Rare Books

Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books

G. Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper

Govi Rare Books

Peter Grogan

 

Amanda Hall Rare Books

Harper's Books

Adrian Harrington Rare Books

Peter Harrington

Donald Heald Rare Books

High Ridge Books

Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller

Jeff Hirsch Books

Honey & Wax Booksellers

HS Rare Books

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Imperial Fine Books

 Inlibris

 

Kaaterskill Books

Kainbacher Rare Books

Seth Kaller

Kevin F. Kelly, Bookseller

The Kelmscott Bookshop

Ben Kinmont, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

John W. Knott Jr. Bookseller

Knuf Rare Books

Librairie KOEGUI

Konstantinopel Rare & Fine Books

Kotte Autographs

Kubik Fine Books

Antiquariat Michael Kuehn

Kunsthaus s. r. o.

James S. Jaffe Rare Books

Jarndyce Books

Johanson Rare Books

Jonkers Rare Books

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Michael Laird Rare Books

Librairie Lardanchet

Hugues de Latude

The Lawbook Exchange

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books

Liber Antiquus, Early Books & Manuscripts

Lion Heart Autographs

Ken Lopez Bookseller

Lucius Books

Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.

Lux Mentis, Booksellers

Herman H.J, Lynge & Son

 

Leo Cadogan Rare Books

Caliban Book Shop

Il Cartiglio

Brian Cassidy, Bookseller

Rodolphe Chamonal

Chez Les Libraires Associes

Deborah Coltham Rare Books

Llibreria Anticuària Comellas

Librairie Pierre Coumans

Justin Croft Antiquarian Books

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

James Cummins Bookseller

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B & B Rare Books

Antiquariato Librario Bado e Mart

Lorne Bair Rare Books

Antiquariat Banzhaf

Librería Bardón

Bartleby's Books

BAS BOOKS, Ltd. (London)

Battledore

Bauman Rare Books

Simon Beattie

Roland Belgrave Vintage Photography

Antiquariat Reinhold Berg

David Bergman

Jeff Bergman Books

F.A. Bernett Books

Between The Covers

Biblioctopus

Bibliopathos

Blackwell's Rare Books

Librairie Auguste Blaizot

Bookvica

The Bookpress

Books of Wonder

Boreas Fine Art

Alessandro Borgato

Libreria Antiquaria Borromini

Thomas G. Boss Fine Books

Boston Book Company

Boston Rare Maps

Antiquariat Botanicum

Bow Windows  Bookshop

Marilyn Braiterman

David Brass Rare Books

The Brick Row Book Shop

Librairie Alain Brieux

Bromer Booksellers

Buddenbrooks

Pablo Butcher

Dean Byass Manuscripts & Rare Books

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Robert Dagg Rare Books

Antiquariaat De Roo

Derringer Books

DeWolfe & Wood

Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books

Manfred Nosbüsch

Oak Knoll Books

Old Editions

Antiquariat Dasa Pahor

Palinurus Antiquarian Books

A. Parker's Books

Librairie Le Pas Sage

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books & Manuscripts

Il Polifilo Libri Rari

Libreria Jose Porrua Turanzas

Productive Arts

Jean Baptiste de Proyart

Bernard Quaritch

Quill & Brush

Raptis Rare Books

Read'Em Again Books

William Reese Company

L & T Respess Books

Walter Reuben

B & L Rootenberg Rare Books

Royal Books

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps

Rulon-Miller Books

Sanctuary Books

Antiquariat Schierenberg 

Justin G. Schiller

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books

Abby Schoolman Books

Schubertiade Music & Arts

Schulson Autographs

Susanne Schulz-Falster

Hellmut Schumann Antiquariat

Michel Scognamillo Livres Anciens et Modernes

Second Story Books

Shapero Rare Books

Sims Reed

Sokol Books

Giuseppe Solmi Studio Bibliografico

Sophia Rare Books

Librairie Amélie Sourget

Librairie Camille Sourget

Benjamin Spademan

Peter L. Stern & Co.

Douglas Stewart Fine Books

Tamino Autographs

Ten Pound Island Book Company

Triolet Rare Books

JF Letenneur Livres Rares

University Archives

Ursus Rare Books

Michael Vinson Americana

Librairie Walden

W P Watson Antiquarian Books

Adam Weinberger Rare Books

White Fox Rare Books & Antiques

Whitmore Rare Books

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

 

Yesterday's Gallery

Roy Young Bookseller

 

 

 

I suggest you check their websites for material of interest.  Many will, upon request, bring such material for your inspection.

 

The official show website:  www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com/

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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>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>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <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: 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
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000

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