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Articles - February - 2018 Issue

San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair February 2-3

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Poster: Studio Hinrichs, San Francisco

San Francisco’s every other year book, print and paper fair is about to happen.  The location is the South San Francisco Conference Center just north of the San Francisco International Airport at 255 S. Airport Boulevard.  This year 117 dealers are participating in the two-day event.

 

Over the years the mix of exhibitors has proven to be consistently interesting so plan to come early.

 

The days and hours are:

 

Friday February 2nd 11:00 am to 8 pm

Saturday February 3rd 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Exhibitors

 

 Alan Wofsy Fine Arts LLC -- A-B

 

• Amazing Adventures -- 401

 

• Amy Fegely -- 400

 

• Antipodean Books, ABAA, ILAB -- 404

 

• Aquila Books, ABAA, ILAB -- 213

 

• Antiquariat Botanicum, ABAA/ILAB -- 217

 

• Antique Search & Rescue -- V

 

• Anniroc Rare Books -- 304

 

• Armadillo & Dicker -- 123

 

• Asian Steppes Antiquarian Books -- 209

 

• Avant Retro Books -- 301

 

• Barbara Fegely Design -- 400

 

• Bauman Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB -- 308

 

• Ben Kinmont, Bookseller -- 119/a>

 

• Bibliomania -- 102

 

• Blanchette Press -- Lobby

 

• Bonham’s -- 316

 

• Book Gallery -- 109-111

 

 

• Books As Issued -- 318

 

• Books of Wonder, ABAA, ILAB -- F

 

• Bookvica -- 221

 

• Bridging Time -- 204

 

• Bruce Shyer (Ephemera Society of America) -- 509

 

• California Wine Museum -- 407

 

• Carl Mautz Vintage Photographs -- R

 

• Carpe Diem Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB -- 302

 

• Catron-Grant Books -- 321/a>

 

• Circle City Books -- 214

 

• Coconut Rose Books & Autographs, ABAA, ILAB -- 322

 

• Colebrook Book Barn, ABAA, ILAB -- 312

 

• Connie Dahlstet -- 319

 

• Cultural Images (Ephemera Society of America) -- 224

 

• Dan Glaeser Books (IOBA) -- G

 

• David Bergman,ABAA, ILAB -- 218

 

• Discoveries West -- K

 

• Discovery Bay Old Books -- 118

 

• Donald Heald Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB -- 215

 

• Douglas Stewart Fine Books, ANZAAB, AAADA, ILAB -- 210

 

• Dow & Frosini -- A

 

• Ed Herny, Ephemerist -- 408

 

• Elena Gallego Rare Books LLC, ILAB -- 110-A

 

• Fairlook Antiques -- 315-317

 

• Findings -- 506

 

• Fly By Night Books -- J

 

• Friends of San Francisco -- 120

 

• Fumio Aoki -- O

 

• Geiger’s Books -- 327

 

• Gillian Books -- 204

 

• Hordern House Rare Books -- 207

 

• Iowa Genealogy Society -- N

 

• James Arsenault & Company, ABAA, ILAB --101-103

 

• James D. Keeline, Bookseller -- 122

 

• James R. Harrington Bookseller -- 405

 

• Jeffrey Rovenpor Rare Books -- E

 

• John Carpenter, Fine Books -- C

 

• Johnson Rare Books & Archives, ABAA, ILAB -- E

 

• Johnson/Thill Numismatic Literature -- 327A

 

• Judith Rafferty Fine Art -- 320

 

• K-C’s Cupboard -- 319

 

• Kayo Books -- 324

 

• Ken Harrison, ABAA, ILAB -- S

 

• Lakin & Marley Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB -- 203

 

• Leslie Potenzo Antiques -- 507

 

• Linda Ruiz-Lozito, Artist -- Lobby

 

• lizzyoung bookseller,ABAA, ILAB -- 206

 

• Maggs Bros. LTD, ABA, PBDA, ILAB -- 113

 

• Magus Books -- 115

 

• Manning’s Books & Prints, ABAA, ILAB -- 311

 

• Mark Craig, Bookseller -- 314

 

• Mark Post, Bookseller -- 202

 

• Michael Maslan -- 313-315

 

• Montgomery Rare Books -- C

 

• Nancy Johnson, Bookseller, IOBA, TxBA -- Lobby

 

• Newall Snyder -- 504

 

• Northern California Booksellers Association -- Lobby

 

• Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB -- 303

 

• Oak Knoll Press -- 303

 

• Old West Books, ABAA, ILAB -- 212

 

• Orrin Schwab Books -- 500

 

• Pablo Butcher, ILAB -- 323

 

• Pacific Coast Books, ABAA, ILAB -- 110

 

• Pacifica Historical Society -- 311

 

• PBA Galleries -- 322

 

• Peter Harrington, ABAA, ILAB, PBFA, LAPADA -- 220-222

 

• Peter Luke 100

 

• PY Rare Books -- 208

 

• Randy Raymond -- 500

 

• Rare Paper Inc. -- 307

 

• Recollection Gallery -- 500-502

 

• Reed’s Rare Books -- 219

 

• Robert Dagg Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB -- 201

 

• Robert Frew Ltd, ABA, ILAB -- 223

 

• Rodolphe Chamonal, ILAB -- 105-107

 

• Ronald Erickson, Ephemera -- L

 

• Rulon-Miller Books,ABAA, ILAB -- 211

 

• S. Howlett-West Books, IOBA -- 51

 

• Sacramento Book Fair -- 301

 

• Sophie Schneideman Rare Books, ILAB -- 205

 

• Studio-Hinrichs -- Lobby

 

• Tachyon Publications -- J

 

• Ten Pound Island Book Co., ABAA, ILAB, IOBA -- 306

 

• Texas Bookseller Association -- Lobby

 

• The Book Binders Museum -- K-1

 

• The Book Shop LLC, ABAA, ILAB -- E

 

• The Bookman - Paul Johnson -- 403

 

• The Cook Book Lady -- 325

 

• Uncommon Works -- 324

 

• Verto Publishing LLC -- T

 

• Walkabout Books, AABA, ILAB -- 306

 

• Whitmore Rare Books Inc., AABA, ILAB -- 117

 

• Wildcat Arts -- Lobby

 

• Wilfrid M. deFreitas Bookseller, ABAC, ILAB, PBFA -- 216

 

• William Hutchison -- 502

 

• Wittenborn Art Books -- B

 

• Woodie’s Collectibles -- 501-503

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750

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