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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>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <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> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000

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