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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  • Bonhams, June 15-25: 18th Century American Sea Captain's Journals of Voyages to Hawaii, China, and South America. $35,000 - $45,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Admiral Richard E. Byrd's Autograph Diary from Bolling Advance Base, Winter 1934. $40,000 - $60,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Thoreau, Henry David. Walden; Or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. $4,000 - $6,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Cellarius, Andreas. Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Nobelist George Stigler's Copy of Ricardo's Classic on the Science of Economics. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Histoire charmante de l'adolescente sucre d'amour. Paris: F. L. Schmied, 1927. $15,000 - $20,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Fine Copy of Walras's Classic on the Theory of Marginal Utility. $12,000 - $18,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Arion Press Moby Dick. Melville, Herman. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Venegas, Miguel. Noticia de la California, y desu conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente. $7,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Carelton Watkins, Yosemite and the West. Portfolio of 21 imperial albumen prints. $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: An Unpublished Archive of Thornton Wilder Correspondence to F.J. O'Neil. $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Vesalius, Andreas. 1514-1564. Suorum de humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome. $100,000 - $150,000
  • Bonhams, June 25: Vesalius, Andreas. 1514-1564. De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. $200,000 - $300,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Gersdorff, Hans Von. 1455-1529. Feldtbuch der wundartzney. $40,000 - $60,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Pare, Ambroise. C.1509-1590. La Methode Curative des Playes, et Fractures de la Teste humaine. Avec les pourtraits des Instruments necessaires pour la curation d'icelles. $25,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Reisch, Gregor. 1470-1525. Margarita Philosophica. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bright, Richard. 1789-1858. Reports of Medical Cases, Selected with a View of Illustrating the Symptoms and Cure of Diseases by a Reference to Morbid Anatomy. $12,000 - $18,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Berengario da Carpi, Giacomo. C. 1460-1530. Tractatus de fractura calve sive cranei. $10,000 - $15,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Vicq D'Azyr, Felix. 1748-1794. Traite d'antomie et de physiologie. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Croce, Giovanni Andrea Della. 1509?-1775. Chirurgia libri septem... $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bruno Da Longburgo. 1200-1286. La cyrogia di Maistro Bruno: Expertissimo in quella. Tradutta in vulgare. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Schwann, Theodor. 1810-1882. Mikroskopische Untersuchungen uber die Ubereinstimmung in der Struktur und dem Wachsthum der Thiere und Pflanzen. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Cowper, William. 1666-1709. The Anatomy of Humane Bodies, with Figures Drawn after the Life… $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bidloo, Govard. 1649-1713. Anatomia humani corporis, centum & quinque tabulis, per artificiossis. G. de Lairesse ad vivum delineatis. $6,000 - $9,000
  • Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Keats, John] Spenser, Edmund: The Works of that Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser. $50,000 - $80,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: (Walton, Izaak): The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing. $30,000 - $50,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: Thomas, Gabriel: An Historical and Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania; and of West-New-Jersey in America. $25,000 - $35,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Carroll, Lewis]: The Game of Alice in Wonderland. $2,000 - $3,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: Athias, Joseph, et al.: Biblia Hebraica. $7,000 - $10,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Warhol, Andy, and Jens Quistgaard] Dansk Designs Salesman's Presentation Catalogue. $2,500 - $3,500.
  • Sotheby’s, June 26: Poe, Edgar Allan. Tamerlane — the most poignant rarity in American literature. 400,000 - 600,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: The Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." 2,500,000 - 5,000,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: William Blake. “Poems with very wild and interesting pictures” 1,200,000 - 1,800,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: Thomas Taylor [artist]. The original cover art for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 400,000 - 600,000 USD

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