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.

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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

MelroseBOOKS&ART

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

 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Mrs S. C. Belnos.</b> <i>The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins,</i> 1st edition, 1851. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Sir Harry Darell.</b> <i>China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity,</i> 1st edition, 1852. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br><i>Scots Magazine,</i></b> 61 volumes, 1739-1800. With important maps of North America. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Ian Fleming.</b> <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Virginia Woolf.</b> <i>Really and Truly,</i> 1915. Autograph confessions book. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Evelyn Waugh.</b> <i>Vile Bodies,</i> 1st edition, 1930. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>J. R. R. Tolkien.</b> Autograph letter signed on Old English, with corrected typescript. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lewis Carroll.</b> <i>The Hunting of the Snark,</i> 1st edition, 1876. Presentation copy. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Essex House Press.</b> <i>Poems of William Shakespeare,</i> 1899. One of 450 copies. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lafcadio Hearn.</b> <i>A Japanese Miscellany,</i> 1st edition, 1901. Presentation copy. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Jules Verne.</b> <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas,</i> 1st UK edition, 1873. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Charles Dickens.</b> <i>The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit,</i> 1st edition, 1844. Original cloth binding. £800 to £1,200.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>

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