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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>Chiswick Auctions: Autographs & Memorabilia. February 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Autograph album featuring signatures by prominent actors, politicians, musicians and authors, including Rudolph Valentino. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> An extremely rare working radio script for Crazy People No 29, the first series of <i>The Goon Show.</i> £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Manuscript prayer book, in German. 8vo, 1755 £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Italian Manuscript on Geometry, with diagrams, 18th century. £500 to £700
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Thorburn (Archibald). Sparrowhawk, original watercolour & gouache, signed & dated lower right, 1917. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Burton (Sir Richard Francis). <i>Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.</i> 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1855-56. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> [Mount (Richard) & Page (Thomas)]. <i>The English Pilot. Describing the Sea-Coasts…</i> 31 engraved maps, W. & J. Mount, T. Page, 1756 £4000 to £6000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> D’apres De Mannevillette (Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denis). <i>Le Neptune Oriental.</i> Paris & Brest, [1775 – 1781]. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Loring (Josiah). Terrestrial Globe Containing all the Late Discoveries and Geographical Improvements. Boston, Gilman Joslin, 1846, £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Shelley (G. E., Capt.). <i>A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sun-birds,</i> FIRST EDITION, by the Author, 1876-80. £4,000 to £6,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth, "a St Mary's schoolboy," Baltimore, April 4, 1914. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Franklin, Benjamin. <i>The Independent Whig.</i> First Magazine Published in America, Philadelphia: Keimer, 1723-4. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Smith, Joseph. <i>The Book of Mormon.</i> Palmyra: Printed by E.B. Grandin for the Author, 1830. First printing. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Last Words of Joseph Smith. Autograph Letter Signed from a Mormon disciple, conveying a contemporary account of the Prophet's final words, Nauvoo, July 27, 1844. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> John Brown's Body. Autograph Letter Signed from the daughter of John Brown attempting to arrange the return of her father's body, North Elba, Essex Co, NY, November 29, 1859. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Powell Expedition. Autograph diary of Rhodes C. Allen kept during the Powell Expedition of 1868, June 29, 1868 - November 16, 1868. $20,000 to $40,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, <i>El Ingenioso Hildalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha . . . Nueva Edición,</i> first Ibarra edition, Madrid, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Illuminated Prayer Book in Latin and French, France, 1530-40s. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b><br><i>Die Ernsthaffte Christenpflicht,</i> earliest known edition of the first complete Mennonite prayer book, 1708. $300 to $500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Georg Agricola, <i>De ortu & causis subterraneorum Lib V.,</i> first edition, Basel, 1546. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Frederick Ruysch, <i>Icon durae matris in concava [convexa] superficie visae,</i> with 2 mezzotints by Jan Ladmiral, first edition, Amsterdam, 1737. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, <i>Eine Neue Art von Strahlen,</i> Würzburg, 1895. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Pietro Carrera, <i>Il Gioco de gli Scacchi,</i> first edition, Militello, 1617. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> William Lithgow, <i>The Totall Discourse, of the Rare Adventures</i> [etc.], London, 1632. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Michel de Nostradamus, <i>The True Prophecies or Prognostications,</i> first complete edition in English, London, 1672. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Pseudo-Methodius, <i>De revelatione facta . . . beato Methodio,</i> Basel, 1504. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Hrabanus Maurus, <i>De laudibus sancte crucis opus,</i> Pforzheim, 1503. $1,000 to $2,000.

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