Until a few years ago a book collector could expect the New York ABAA Book Fair to draw the cognoscenti from around the world in early April. Well, that was then and this is now and the ABAA’s New York Fair is now a March event to accommodate scheduling conflicts.
Since that change took effect the auction houses in the New York area have slowly recalibrated their calendars to reflect the large and unique audience the show attracts. This year about twenty auctions are scheduled, some to take place in New York and others to be beamed in.
Here are the auctions in books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera in the New York area currently scheduled in March. Most houses will provide opportunities to examine upcoming material.
1 March Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection
8 March Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
13 March 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
22 March Autographs
29 March Printed & Manuscript African Americana
9 March Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts
21 March Fine Books and Manuscripts including Slyvia Plath and Ted Hughes
28 March Prints and Multiples
2 March Prints & Multiples
13 March Original Film Posters Online
14 March The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer
22 March Dessins de la Collection Christian et Isabelle Adrien
22 March Oeuvres sur Papier
27 March Prints & Multiples
21 March Dessins Anciens et du XIXe Siecle
28 March Prints & Multiples