• Doyle, June 18: Stephen Sondheim's personalized Sweeney Todd asylum coat and jacket. $400 to $600.
    Doyle, June 18: Twelve Posters for Stephen Sondheim Musicals. $400 to $600.
    Doyle, June 18: Stephen Sondheim's Gold Record for the soundtrack to West Side Story. $1,000 to $1,500.
    Doyle, June 18: A manuscript musical quotation from Passion. The quotation headed "Tranquillo" above the music, the lyrics are also written out: "lov-ing you is not a choice, it's who I am..." 11 x 14 inches. $800 to $1,200.
    Doyle, June 18: Stephen Sondheim's retained set of The Sondheim Review. Comprising a complete run of Volume 1, Number 1 (Summer 1994) to Volume XXI, Number 4 (Fall 2015). $500 to $800.
    Doyle, June 18: Five amusing Victorian-era game boards, including Snakes and Ladders. $200 to $300.
    Doyle, June 18: A cased tabletop croquet set and two horse racing games. $300 to $500.
    Doyle, June 18: Four Posters Related to Various Sondheim Productions. $300 to $500.
    Doyle, June 18: The rare first American edition of The Phantom of the Opera. $100 to $200.
  • Sagen & Delås Auctions
    Towards the Poles: Accounts of Polar Exploration
    June 15, 2024
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: ROALD AMUNDSEN: PHOTO of «Fram» SIGNED by 17 members of the South Pole Expedition, Including Amundsen. €6,900 to €8,600.
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: ROALD AMUNDSEN: «Sydpolen», 1912. IN PARTS. €1,280 to €2,150.
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: JEAN-BAPTISTE CHARCOT: «Expédition Antarctique Francaise […] 1903-1905. », 1906. RARE, SIGNED. €2,100 to €3,400.
    Sagen & Delås Auctions
    Towards the Poles: Accounts of Polar Exploration
    June 15, 2024
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: FREDERICK A. COOK: «Through the first Antarctic Night 1898-1899. […]», 1900. First LIMITED & SIGNED edition. €2,100 to €3,400.
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: JAPANESE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION UNDER NOBU SHIRASE: «Watashi no Nankyoku Tanken-ki», 1942. Publisher's wrappers. €1,280 to €2,135.
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: FRIDTJOF NANSEN: «Fram over Polhavet», 1897. LOT - 6 Variant bindings. €1,250 to €2,100.
    Sagen & Delås Auctions
    Towards the Poles: Accounts of Polar Exploration
    June 15, 2024
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: ABRAHAM ORTELIUS: «Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip», 1570. Beautiful handcoloured first state map. €2,950 to €3,800.
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: SCOTTISH NATIONAL ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION: [W. S. BRUCE]: «Life in the Antarctic», 1907. 2 copies in wrappers. €85 to €250.
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: ERNEST SHACKLETON: «The British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-9», 1909. Publisher's wrappers. €510 to €1,025.
    Sagen & Delås Auctions
    Towards the Poles: Accounts of Polar Exploration
    June 15, 2024
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: ERNEST SHACKLETON: «South», 1919. An attractive copy in publisher's cloth. €2,550 to €4,265.
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION UNDER CHARLES WILKES (1838-1842): «Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition», 1845. €3,400 to €5,100.
    Sagen & Delås, June 15: HUBERT WILKINS: «Under the North Pole», 1931 | CONTRIBUTORS EDITION - LIMITED TO 29 COPIES. €1,280 to €2,550.
  • Heritage Auctions, June 27
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The Great Gatsby
    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Mary Shelley
    Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus
    London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    J. R. R. Tolkien
    The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again
    London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Jane Austen
    Emma: A Novel. In Three Volumes. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice," &c. &c.
    London: Printed for John Murray, 1816
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    An Inland Voyage
    London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Ernest Hemingway
    Three Stories & Ten Poems
    Paris: Contact Publishing Co., 1923
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
    History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark
    Philadelphia, 1814
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Emily Dickinson
    Autograph letter signed ("Emily and Vinnie"), to Mary Adelaide Hills
    Amherst, MA, Late April, 1880
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    John Keats
    Autograph letter signed ("John Keats"), to Mrs. Jeffrey
    Honiton 4 or 5 May 1818
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Samuel Johnson
    A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are deduced from their Originals…
    London, 1765
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    H. P. Lovecraft
    Small archive of nine lengthy autograph letters signed variously over a period of six years to J. Vernon Shea.
    Various places, 1931-1937
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Izaak Walton
    The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation…
    London: T. homas Maxey for Rich. ard Marriot, 1653
  • Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Keats, John] Spenser, Edmund: The Works of that Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser. $50,000 - $80,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: (Walton, Izaak): The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing. $30,000 - $50,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: Thomas, Gabriel: An Historical and Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania; and of West-New-Jersey in America. $25,000 - $35,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Carroll, Lewis]: The Game of Alice in Wonderland. $2,000 - $3,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: Athias, Joseph, et al.: Biblia Hebraica. $7,000 - $10,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Warhol, Andy, and Jens Quistgaard] Dansk Designs Salesman's Presentation Catalogue. $2,500 - $3,500.

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - February - 2018 Issue

51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair

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

  • Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    Auctions on June 19
    and June 20
    Dominic Winter, June 19: Lot 70 - Warner (Robert). The Orchid Album, 11 volumes, 1882-1897. £5,000 to £8,000
    Dominic Winter, June 19: Lot 151 - United States. Melish (John), Map of the United States with..., British & Spanish Possessions, 1816. £40,000 to £60,000
    Dominic Winter, June 19: Lot 159 - World. Speed (John), A New and Accurat Map of the World, 1676. £4,000 to £6,000.
    Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    Auctions on June 19
    and June 20
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 503 - American Civil War playing cards. Union Cards, New York: American Card Co., 1862. £500 to £800
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 573 - Shepard (Ernest Howard), 'The Hour is Come’, original watercolour, [1959]. £10,000 to £15,000
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 922 - Wilde (Oscar). An Ideal Husband, large paper limited issue, 1899. £4,000 to £6,000
    Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    Auctions on June 19
    and June 20
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 744 - Disney (Walt). “Sketch Book” [of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs], 1938. £700 to £1,000
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 771 - Auden (Wystan Hugh). Portrait of the head of W. H. Auden, 1970. £1,000 to £1,500
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 822 - Fleming (Ian). Goldfinger, 1st edition, signed by the author, 1959. £6,000 to £8,000
    Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    Auctions on June 19
    and June 20
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 895 - Rowling (J. K.). A complete inscribed set of Harry Potter books plus ephemera. £8,000 to £12,0000
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 883 - Orwell (George). Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1st edition, London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. £3,000 to £5,000
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 700 - Ashendene Press. T. Lucreti Cari De Rerium Natura Libri Sex, Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1913. £4,000 to £6,000
  • Doyle, June 20: CLAUDE MCKA. Home to Harlem. New York: Harpers, 1928. First edition. $700 to $1,000.
    Doyle, June 20: Haydn's VI Original Canzonettas, signed by the composer. $4,000 to $6,000.
    Doyle, June 20: A rare EP sleeve inscribed by John Lennon. $800 to $1,200.
    Doyle, June 20: An extremely rare 1961 concert set list and autograph letter from The King. $7,000 to $10,000.
    Doyle, June 20: Bryan Batt's copy of the Mad Men Yearbook, 2008-2014. $600 to $800.
    Doyle, June 20: An original Al Hirschfeld depicting comedian Fred Allen. $1,000 to $1,500.
    Doyle, June 20: A signed note from George Gershwin with reference to Porgy and Bess. $1,000 to $1,500.
    Doyle, June 20: An original Harold Arlen manuscript musical quotation from "Over the Rainbow.” $1,000 to $1,500.
    Doyle, June 20: A fine original Edith Head sketch for Grace Kelly's wedding trousseau. $3,000 to $5,000.
    Doyle, June 20: The poster for New Faces with inscriptions and the signature of Eartha Kitt. $200 to $300.
    Doyle, June 20: The classic "Jazz" Bowl by Viktor Schreckengost for Cowan Pottery. $15,000 to $25,000.
    Doyle, June 20: Tony Award Medallion won for "Kismet." $3,000 to $5,000.
  • Sotheby’s, June 26: Poe, Edgar Allan. Tamerlane — the most poignant rarity in American literature. 400,000 - 600,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: The Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." 2,500,000 - 5,000,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: William Blake. “Poems with very wild and interesting pictures” 1,200,000 - 1,800,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: Thomas Taylor [artist]. The original cover art for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 400,000 - 600,000 USD
  • Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 4. Blaeu's Magnificent Carte-a-Figures World Map in Full Contemporary Color (1642) Est. $12,000 - $15,000
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 125. 1775 Edition of the Landmark Fry-Jefferson Map of Virginia and Maryland (1775) Est. $15,000 - $18,000
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 673. Rare Frontispiece in Full Contemporary Color with Gilt Highlights (1662) Est. $4,000 - $4,750
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 717. Complete Tanner Atlas with Important Maps of Texas & Iowa (1845) Est. $4,000 - $4,750
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 3. Henricus Hondius' Baroque-Style World Map (1641) Est. $9,500 - $11,000
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 258. Complete Set of De Bry's Native Virginians & Picts from Part I of Grands Voyages (1608) Est. $2,750 - $3,500
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 608. Superb Work on 18th Century Russia with over 100 Maps and Plates (1788) Est. $3,500 - $4,250
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 49. One of the Most Important 16th Century Maps of the New World (1556) Est. $5,000 - $6,000
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 706. Superb Image of the Annunciation in Contemporary Hand Color (1518) Est. $900 - $1,100
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 123. One of the Earliest Maps to Show Philadelphia (1695) Est. $4,000 - $4,750
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 631. One of the Earliest Printed Maps of Afghanistan & Pakistan (1482) Est. $1,900 - $2,200
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 689. Proof Copy Engraving of the Senate Floor During the Compromise of 1850 (1855) Est. $1,500 - $1,800

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