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

 

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    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
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    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
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    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.
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