Rare Book Monthly

Articles - March - 2020 Issue

The 7th Annual NYC Book and Ephemera Fair at the Church of St. Ignatius. 980 Park Avenue, NYC.


New York, NY—On March 6-7, 2020, the NYC Book and Ephemera Fair returns to Wallace Hall in the Church of St. Ignatius (Park Ave. at 83rd Street) for its seventh straight year during NY Rare Book Week. This is the satellite fair to the NY Antiquarian Book Fair and offers a continuous free shuttle rides to and from the Park Avenue Armory for both days.


The NYC Book and Ephemera Fair is proud to host sixty world-class dealers from twenty states, plus Canada and Italy, who are primed to offer their best stock, including an 1875 World Atlas, replete with cartographic depictions of the moon, by Adolf Stieler; a rare surviving copy of History of the Borden Murders (1893), by Edwin Porter, which acquitted axe murder suspect Lizzie Borden tried to have the entire print run destroyed; and a signed, unopened copy of Bob Dylan's 2017 Nobel Prize lecture (one of only a hundred copies). It is not unusual to find an item offered at this fair in the morning over at the Armory fair by the afternoon!


Other exceptional pieces on offer during these two days of fabulous bibliophilia include: a first edition of Mohandas Gandhi's two-volume autobiography, The Story of My Experiments with Truth (1927), with rare dust jackets; a museum-level, pristine copy of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 (1961); and a 1719 edition of Henry Care's English Liberties or the Freeborn subject's inheritance (1680), which lobbied initial complaints against the British monarchy regarding taxation without representation and would become a seminal text in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War era.


Collectors of the strange, macabre, and/or futuristic can also expect several notables, including a first edition (with rare dust jacket) of Lord Dunsany's The Chronicles of Rodriguez (1922)—a major influence on the work of H.P. Lovecraft; as well as a near-perfect copy of Isaac Asimov's Foundation (1951), the rare Currey binding edition, with a signed postcard by the author tucked inside.


Fair hours are as follows: Friday, March 6th, 9am-5pm, and Saturday, March 7th, 8am-4pm. Tickets can be pre-purchased at bookandpaperfairs.com with a $5 discount. Further inquiries regarding dealers, special objects in the show, and general fair details should be directed to Marvin Getman at info@bookandpaperfairs.com



Here’s a link to the event’s website:  https://www.bookandpaperfairs.com/nyc-book-and-ephemera-fair


Here's a link for a special offer:   bit.ly/NYBOOK20


A list of exhibitors:


Austin Abbey Rare Books  - ABAA/ILAB

Bison Books

Brenner's Books - Rare & Collectable

Capitol Hill Books

Carnegie Hill Books

Carydale Books

Cleveland Book Company

Colebrook Book Barn

Commonwealth Books, Inc ABAA

Doyle's Books

Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts

Ellipsis Rare Books

E M Maurice Books

Faenwyl Bindery

Fred Pajerski Photography Books

G&A Historical

Glover's Bookery, ABAA

House of Mirth Photos

Island Antique & Art Gallery

James Arsenault & Company

Jeannot R. Barr, Prints & Drawings

Jason Rovito, Bookseller

John Liberati Books

Johnnycake Books

Karol Krysik Books

Kate Mitas, Bookseller

Kenneth Leininger

Le Bookiniste

Liberty Book Store

Mackus Company Illuminated Manuscripts

McBride Rare Books


Old Book Shop

Old New York Book Shop

Original Antique Maps by Carol Spack

Pryor-Johnson Rare Books ABAA

Rare Photo Gallery

Rarities etc.

Resser-Thorner Antiques

Richard Mori Books

Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio

Rosenlund Books

Save A Book

Stan Gorski, Books & Ephemera

Star of the Sea Books

studio montespecchio

Tannery Books

Tennyson Williams Books and Fine Art

Ten Pound Island Book Co.

The Chatham Bookseller LLC

The Country Bookshop

The First Edition Rare Books, LLC

The Pages of Yesteryear

Town's End Books

Weinberg Modern Books

Wiggins Fine Books ABAA

Willis Monie Books

Wm Hutchison

Wm. H. Adams' Antiquarian Books

Wonderland Books


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  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>April Auction<br>April 4, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> MITCHELL, John (1711-1768). A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America. Copperplate engraving with original hand color. London, 1755. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Brown Pelican (Standing), Plate 251. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London, 1827-1838. $175,000 to $225,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: 1827-1838. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>April Auction<br>April 4, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> GONZALES DE MENDOZA, Juan (1545 - 1618). <i>The Historie of the great and mightie kingdome of China…</i> London, 1588. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> VERBIEST, Ferdinand (1623-1688). [World Map] Kun-Yu Ch'uan-Tu. Engraved twelve sheet map with vertical sections joined to form six sheets. Korea, Seoul, c. 1860. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> SANGGI, Chong (1678-1752). Korean Atlas. Manuscript map on mulberry bark paper. C. 1750-1790. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>April Auction<br>April 4, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Plate 66. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London, 1827-1838. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AKERMAN, Anders (1721-1778). & AKREL, Frederik (1779-1868). Pair of Celestial and Terrestrial Globes. Stockholm, c. 1800. 23 inch diameter, each. $60,000 to $100,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, <i>Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States,</i> pamphlet, 1862. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens & the persons who served him, 1866-1907. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Autograph book with inscriptions by orators Moses Roper & Peter Williams, 1821-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of letters, postcards, and greeting cards sent by Romare Bearden, 1949-87. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>E. Simms Campbell, <i>A Night-Club Map of Harlem,</i> in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Early German-American anti-slavery broadside, <i>Sclaven-Handel,</i> Philadelphia, 1794. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br><i>The Black Panther: Black Community News Service,</i> 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, <i>I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike,</i> silver print, 1968. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>March For Freedom Now!,</i> poster for the 1960 Republican Convention. $4,000 to $6,000.

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