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Book and Paper Fairs in North America January - March

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Book, Manuscript, Map and Ephemera Fairs can be hands on experiences

While the rare book world has been going online and bookshops closing, book fairs remain a resilient marketplace that continues to find new energy among dealers and collectors who are trying to buy and sell.  This spring many fairs are scheduled in the United States and Canada.  Their continuing success is in part a function of the better prospects for selling when an interested party can see the material.  The internet is spectacular but not as good as the real thing; seeing an item under glass or examining it in person.

 

Here is a list of fairs that are scheduled over the next three months;

 

GREATER LOS ANGELES POSTCARD & PAPER SHOW

Saturday-Sunday, January 12-13

Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1402 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA 91208

AUSTIN BOOK, PAPER & PHOTO SHOW

Friday-Saturday, January 12-13

Frank Fickett Scout Center, 12500 I-35, Austin, Texas 78753

BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK: ABAA BOOKSELLERS' SHOWCASE

Thursday, January 24

French Institute/Alliance Francaise, 22 E. 60th Street, NYC 10065

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL MAP FAIR

Friday-Sunday, February 1-3

Miami-Dade Cultural Center, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130

RARE BOOKS LA

Friday-Saturday, February 1-2

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

SAN FRANCISCO ANTIQUARIAN BOOK, PRINT, & PAPER FAIR

Saturday-Sunday, February 9-10

South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S. Airport Blvd, SSF 94080

CODEX: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM & BOOK FAIR

Sunday-Wednesday, February 3-6

Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S., Richmond, CA 94804

CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR (ABAA)

Friday-Sunday, February 8-10

Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

AMELIA ISLAND BOOK FESTIVAL

Thursday-Saturday, February 14-16

Fernandina Beach Middle School, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034

SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL

Saturday, February 16

Telfair Square, 121 Barnard St., Savannah, GA 31401

GREENWICH VILLAGE ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17

490 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014

DECKLE EDGE LITERARY FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 23

Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201

THE ABAA NEW YORK ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

Thursday-Sunday, March 7-10

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th St., NY, NY 10065

THE NEW YORK CITY BOOK AND EPHEMERA FAIR

Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10

Sheraton Central Park/ Times Square, 811 7th Ave, NY. NY 10019

THE MANHATTAN VINTAGE BOOK & EPHEMERA FAIR

Saturday, March 9

Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave., NY 10065

WESTMOUNT ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

Saturday, March 9

Greene Centre, 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount [Montreal], Quebec H3Z1Z9

ALBUQUERQUE ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

Friday-Saturday, March 15-16

Sid Cutter Pilot's Pavilion, 4900 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

EPHEMERA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL VINTAGE PAPER FAIR & CONFERENCE

Friday-Sunday, March 15-17

Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1800 E. Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich, CT 06870

VENICE BOOK FAIR & WRITERS FESTIVAL

Friday-Saturday, March 15-16

Blalock Park, Downtown Venice, 401 Pensacola Rd., Venice, FL 34085

SACRAMENTO ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

Saturday, March 23

Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 'H' Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

GADSDEN'S WYCHWOOD OLD BOOK AND PAPER SHOW

Sunday, March 31

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto, Ontario M6G 4C7

AKRON ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

March 2019 — TBA

 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.

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