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Articles - June - 2019 Issue

Book Fairs in London in June

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Book fairs everywhere have assumed a gathering importance as shops have closed around the world.  Experience has long shown that collectors and institutions will go great distances to find the objects of their passion and experience has proven that shows work for the trade and the collecting public when these events share a common time and place.  So it is no surprise that the London fairs have coordinated their events to create in June an outstanding synergy by staging their affairs within a few days of each other.

On June 2nd in London at the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram Street WCIN IHT an Ephemera Society Fair will be held from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for the public and from 10:00am for card carrying members.  To quote the authorities, “A huge range of ephemera will be on display.  Admission BP3.-

 

https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique_fair/the_ephemera_society_fairs/af1856 

 

Then beginning on Thursday 6th June at noon and extending to 7:00pm that evening, then followed on Friday the 7th from 10:00am to 7:00pm the PBFA London Antiquarian Book Fair will host more than 100 dealers showcasing rare books, maps, prints, ephemera and collector items at the ILEC Conference Centre, Ibis London Earls Court Hotel, 47 Lillie Road, London SW6 1UD.  This event is free.

 

https://www.pbfa.org/fairs/london-antiquarian-book-fair-1

 

 

Then there is Firsts, a grander Rare Book Fair held over 3 days; Friday 7th June:  12 noon – 8pm; Saturday 8th June: 11am – 7pm, and Sunday 9th June:  11am – 5pm  at Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW.  This fair has a decidedly international cast.

 

https://www.firstslondon.com/tickets?mc_cid=3917032af0&mc_eid=313e9c1816

 

Here is a list of exhibitors:

 

Acanthus Antiquariaat

Alastor Rare Books Ltd

Alembic Rare Books

Allsworth Rare Books

Altea Gallery Ltd

Antikvariat Antiqua

Antiquates Ltd.

Aquila Books

Ashton Rare Books

John Atkinson Fine & Rare Books

Antiquariat Michael Banzhaf

 

Bas Books Ltd.

Bauman Rare Books

Simon Beattie

Beaux Books

Roland Belgrave Vintage Photography Ltd.

Gert Jan Bestebreurtje

Biblioctopus

Biblionne

Bibliopathos Libreria Antiquaria

Blackwell’s Rare Books

Bookvica

Edmund Brumfitt Rare Books

Pablo Butcher

 

Leo Cadogan Rare Books Ltd

Marcus Campbell Art Books

Carpe Diem Fine Books

Librairie Rodolphe Chamonal

Stephane Clavreuil Rare Books

Deborah Coltham Rare Books

Dean Cooke Rare Books Ltd

Librairie Pierre Coumans

Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd

Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP

James Cummins Bookseller

 

Antiquariaat De Roo

Demian

John Drury Rare Books

Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books

Sothie Dupre

 

Christopher Edwards

Francis Edwards Antiquarian Books

 

Clive Farahar Rare Books & Manuscripts

Gilleasbuig Ferguson Rare Books

Fine Books Cellar

H M Fletcher

Foldvaribooks

Forest Books

Antiquariaat Forum BV

Paul Foster

Foster Books

Robert Frew Ltd

Jonathan Frost Rare Books Limited

 

Galerie bei der Oper

R. A. Gekoski Booksellers

Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books

Nicholas Goodyer

Michael Graves-Johnston

 

Adrian Harrington Rare Books

Peter Harrington

Paul Haynes Rare Books

Heartwood Books and Art

Thomas Heneage Art Books

HS Rare Books & Maps

Hyraxia Books

 

Imperial Fine Books, Inc.

Antiquariat Inlibris Gilhofer Nfg. DmbH

International Society of Bible Collectors

 

Domenico Jacono – Wonderland on Paper

Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers

Johnson Rare Books & Archives

Jonkers Rare Books

 

Kagerou Bunko

Karol Krysik Books

Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities

The Keel Row Bookshop Ltd

Ben Kinmont, Bookseller

Antiquariat Michael Kuhn

 

Librairie Lardanchet

JF Letenneur Livres Rares

Steve Liddle

Antiquariat Hans Lindner

Lucius Books Ltd

 

Madoc Books

Maggs Bros Ltd

Librairie Nicholas Malais

Manuscryptum

Marlborough Rare Books

Ian Marr Rare Books

Marrin’s Bookshop

Bruce Marshall Rare Books

Mayfair Rare Books and Manuscripts Ltd

MC Rare Books BV

McConnell Fine Books

McNaughtan’s Bookshop

Meda Riquier Rare Books Ltd

Modern First Editions

Philip Morris Books

 

Antiquariat F. Neidhardt

Antiquariat Manfred Nosbusch

 

Omega Bookshop

 

Antiquariat Dasa Pahor GbR

Neil Pearson Rare Books

Pemberley Books

Nigel Phillips

James M. Pickard (Rare Books)

Picture This Gallery

PY Rare Books

 

Quadrille

Bernard Quaritch Ltd.

 

Paul Rassum

Janette Ray Booksellers

Reg and Philip Remington

Julian Roberts Fine Books

John Robertshaw

Rotes Antiquariat

Russell Rare Books

 

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

Antiquariaat Schierenberg

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books Ltd.

Shapero Rare Books Ltd

Sims Reed Ltd

Syndicat National de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne – SLAM

Antiquariaat de Slegte

Sokol Books Ltd

Antiquariat Michael Solder

Giuseppe Solmi Studio Bibliografico

Henry Sotheran Ltd

Benjamin Spademan

Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett

Robert D Steedman

Michael Steinbach Rare Books

Douglas Stewart Fine Books

Neil Summersgill Ltd

 

Temple Rare Books

Tindley & Everett

Roger J Treglown

Type & Forme

 

Richard V Wells

Whitmore Rare Books, Inc.

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

Worlds End Bookshop

Wykeham Books

 

York Modern Books

Graham York Rare Books

Lizzy Young Bookseller

 

Other Exhibitors

 

ABA Benevolent Fund

The Book Collector

Creative Computing

Institute of English Studies

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, ILAB LILA

Andy Moore Calligraphy

Otter Bookbinding Ltd

RF Shipping Ltd

Richard Thompson Insurance Brokers

Royal Collection Trust

St. Bride Foundation

Studio 5 Book Arts

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Sergio Trujillo Magnenat, <i>Bogotá 1938 / IV Centenario / Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos,</i> 1938. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> <i>McQueen Drives Porsche,</i> designer unknown, 1970. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b><br>Joe Bridge, <i>Bignan / A Des Ailes,</i> 1921. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Graham Simmons, <i>The Army Isn’t All Work,</i> 1919. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Je ne fume que le nil,</i> 1912. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> <i>Attack of the 50 ft. Woman,</i> designer unknown, 1958. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Raymond Tooby, <i>Festival Guiness / Have You Tried One Yet?,</i> 1952. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Francisco Tamagno, <i>Terrot & Co. / Dijon / Cycles Motorettes,</i> 1909. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b><br>A. Hori, Oakland / General Motors, circa 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Travel? Adventure? Answer – Join the Marines!,</i> circa 1918. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Roberts, David. Twenty Lithographs of the Holy Land, 19th Century. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Declaration by the Reps. of the United Colonies of N.A. 1775. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Composer Jerome Kern personal Letters, Albums and Other. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense,</i> London 1776. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin,</i> Cleveland 1852. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Hobbes, Thomas. <i>Leviathan,</i> 3rd edition, London 1651. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Anno Regni Georgii III. Intolerable Acts and other Bills, 1774. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Wilberforce, William. An Abstract of the Evidence, 5 Letters, and two books. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing and Signed Letters, ca. 1860 $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Tolstov, Leo. <i>War and Peace,</i> 5 volumes, 1886. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Dickinson, John. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, 1768. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $4,000 to $6,000.

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