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Articles - March - 2018 Issue

The ABAA New York Book Fair

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Come the second weekend in March the American Antiquarian Booksellers' Association [aka ABAA] will host their 58th Annual New York International Book Fair at the Seventh Regiment Armory at 643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets.  The dates are Thursday March 8th to Sunday the 11th.   The show, now described as having more than 200 dealers, is the most important of its type in the world. 

 

Not to say you must twist arms to get people to come to New York.  The people, restaurants, shows and connections make New York City a Mecca although in March it’s a small “m” but absolutely a wonderful experience.  The rare book related events simply break down every logical reason not to go.  So, plan your trip.

 

Here is a full list of the reasons to attend:

 

Eclectibles

Enchanted Books

Les Enluminures

Estates of Mind

Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books

Librairie Faustroll

Librairie le Feu Follet

Földvári Books

Librairie Benoît Forgeot

Antiquariaat Forum B.V.

Librairie J.F. Fourcade

Robert Frew

Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio

 

Antiquariat Winfried Geisenheyner

R.A. Gekoski Booksellers

Geographicus Rare Antique Maps

Franklin Gilliam :: Rare Books

Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books

G. Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper

Govi Rare Books

Peter Grogan

 

Amanda Hall Rare Books

Harper's Books

Adrian Harrington Rare Books

Peter Harrington

Donald Heald Rare Books

High Ridge Books

Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller

Jeff Hirsch Books

Honey & Wax Booksellers

HS Rare Books

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Imperial Fine Books

 Inlibris

 

Kaaterskill Books

Kainbacher Rare Books

Seth Kaller

Kevin F. Kelly, Bookseller

The Kelmscott Bookshop

Ben Kinmont, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

John W. Knott Jr. Bookseller

Knuf Rare Books

Librairie KOEGUI

Konstantinopel Rare & Fine Books

Kotte Autographs

Kubik Fine Books

Antiquariat Michael Kuehn

Kunsthaus s. r. o.

James S. Jaffe Rare Books

Jarndyce Books

Johanson Rare Books

Jonkers Rare Books

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Michael Laird Rare Books

Librairie Lardanchet

Hugues de Latude

The Lawbook Exchange

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books

Liber Antiquus, Early Books & Manuscripts

Lion Heart Autographs

Ken Lopez Bookseller

Lucius Books

Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.

Lux Mentis, Booksellers

Herman H.J, Lynge & Son

 

Leo Cadogan Rare Books

Caliban Book Shop

Il Cartiglio

Brian Cassidy, Bookseller

Rodolphe Chamonal

Chez Les Libraires Associes

Deborah Coltham Rare Books

Llibreria Anticuària Comellas

Librairie Pierre Coumans

Justin Croft Antiquarian Books

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

James Cummins Bookseller

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B & B Rare Books

Antiquariato Librario Bado e Mart

Lorne Bair Rare Books

Antiquariat Banzhaf

Librería Bardón

Bartleby's Books

BAS BOOKS, Ltd. (London)

Battledore

Bauman Rare Books

Simon Beattie

Roland Belgrave Vintage Photography

Antiquariat Reinhold Berg

David Bergman

Jeff Bergman Books

F.A. Bernett Books

Between The Covers

Biblioctopus

Bibliopathos

Blackwell's Rare Books

Librairie Auguste Blaizot

Bookvica

The Bookpress

Books of Wonder

Boreas Fine Art

Alessandro Borgato

Libreria Antiquaria Borromini

Thomas G. Boss Fine Books

Boston Book Company

Boston Rare Maps

Antiquariat Botanicum

Bow Windows  Bookshop

Marilyn Braiterman

David Brass Rare Books

The Brick Row Book Shop

Librairie Alain Brieux

Bromer Booksellers

Buddenbrooks

Pablo Butcher

Dean Byass Manuscripts & Rare Books

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Robert Dagg Rare Books

Antiquariaat De Roo

Derringer Books

DeWolfe & Wood

Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books

Manfred Nosbüsch

Oak Knoll Books

Old Editions

Antiquariat Dasa Pahor

Palinurus Antiquarian Books

A. Parker's Books

Librairie Le Pas Sage

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books & Manuscripts

Il Polifilo Libri Rari

Libreria Jose Porrua Turanzas

Productive Arts

Jean Baptiste de Proyart

Bernard Quaritch

Quill & Brush

Raptis Rare Books

Read'Em Again Books

William Reese Company

L & T Respess Books

Walter Reuben

B & L Rootenberg Rare Books

Royal Books

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps

Rulon-Miller Books

Sanctuary Books

Antiquariat Schierenberg 

Justin G. Schiller

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books

Abby Schoolman Books

Schubertiade Music & Arts

Schulson Autographs

Susanne Schulz-Falster

Hellmut Schumann Antiquariat

Michel Scognamillo Livres Anciens et Modernes

Second Story Books

Shapero Rare Books

Sims Reed

Sokol Books

Giuseppe Solmi Studio Bibliografico

Sophia Rare Books

Librairie Amélie Sourget

Librairie Camille Sourget

Benjamin Spademan

Peter L. Stern & Co.

Douglas Stewart Fine Books

Tamino Autographs

Ten Pound Island Book Company

Triolet Rare Books

JF Letenneur Livres Rares

University Archives

Ursus Rare Books

Michael Vinson Americana

Librairie Walden

W P Watson Antiquarian Books

Adam Weinberger Rare Books

White Fox Rare Books & Antiques

Whitmore Rare Books

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

 

Yesterday's Gallery

Roy Young Bookseller

 

 

 

I suggest you check their websites for material of interest.  Many will, upon request, bring such material for your inspection.

 

The official show website:  www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com/

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Adams (Richard). <i>Watership Down,</i> FIRST EDITION, author inscription on front free end paper, folded map tipped in, original boards, dust-jacket. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bowles (John). <i>Several Prospects of the Most…la Ville de Londres, avec des Remarques Historiques fort Succinctes, qui les Regardant,</i> 20 double page engraved plates only, of 23, 1724. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Auden (W.H.). <i>Our Hunting Fathers,</i> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, 1 of 22 copies, COPY B OF 5 PRINTED ON NORMANDIE, original patterned wrappers, Cambridge, for Frederic Prokosch, 1935. £800 to £1200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Barrie (J. M.) & Attwell (Mabel Lucie, illustrator). <i>Peter Pan & Wendy,</i> FIRST EDITION, 12 chromolithograph plates, publisher's blue cloth, original printed dust jacket, [c.1920]; and 3 others (4). £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bartolozzi (Francesco). Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce; Agriculture (Husbandry Aided by Arts and Commerce), glazed and framed. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> A collection of engraved caricatures, including Gillray ([James]) Tales of Wonder!, 1802; Rowlandson (Thomas) Sports, Smock Racing, 1811;Irish Jaunting Carr, 1814. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bennett (Charles H, illustrator). <i>Æsop’s Fables,</i> 1875; Buchanan (Robert). <i>Ballad Stories of the Affections,</i> [1866]; Douce (Francis), The Dance of Death, 1833. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Chinese Illustrations. A group of 6 Cantonese rice paper illustrations, depicting scenes of torture with different instruments, gouache, c.340 x 220mm, original wrapper boards preserved, [c. 1800]. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Dulac (Edmund). <i>The Queen of Romania, The Dreamer of Dreams,</i> 5 coloured plates, [1915]; and others illustrated by Edmund Dulac. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Fronth (Per). Xingu Chronicles, the portfolio, comprising 30 plates, photogravues in colours, each signed, dated and titled in pencil, each numbered 10/35, on wove paper, 790 x 600 x 60mm, 1997. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doctor Zhivago,</i> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original red publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 4to, Collins & Harvill Press, 1958. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> 13 sepia photographs of visitors to the Thermes Nationaux d’Aix-les-Bains, c. 150 x 105mm, c.1890 (12). £300 to £400
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <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>

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