Rare Book Monthly

Articles - June - 2019 Issue

Book Fairs in London in June


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.-




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.





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.




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



Bibliopathos Libreria Antiquaria

Blackwell’s Rare Books


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


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


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


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



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

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  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. THE VERY FINE MELLON-GARDEN COPY. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ECKERT, J. P, H. H. GOLDSTINE, and J. G. BRAINERD. <i>Description of the ENIAC and comments on electronic digital computing machines.</i> N.p., 1945. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY GOLDSTINE. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> EUCLID. <i>Elementa geometriae.</i> Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY]. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays…</i> New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Dialogo...Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano.</i> Florence, 1632. FIRST EDITION. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY JOYCE. $120,000 to $180,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> KEYNES, John Maynard. <i>The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.</i> London: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> NEWTON, Isaac, Sir. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> London: Joseph Streater for the Royal Society, 1687. FIRST EDITION. $150,000 to $250,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> ROWLING, J. K. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ROWLING. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> SMITH, Adam. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.</i> London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. FIRST EDITION. $70,000 to $90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William P. Welsh, <i>Vacation Lands Are Calling / Go in Pullman,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Paul Proehl, <i>Chicago for the Tourist / Illinois Central,</i> 1925. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Northfield, <i>Wattle Time / Travel By Train,</i> circa 1925. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> John O. Brubaker, <i>California / America’s Vacation Land / New York Central Lines,</i> 1925. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> <i>Montauk Beach,</i> designer unknown, circa 1929. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Otto Brennemann, <i>Football / Notre Dame by South Shore Line,</i> 1926. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Guy Arnoux, <i>Air France / Amérique du Nord,</i> 1946. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Joseph Feher, <i>Yosemite / United Air Lines.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roger Broders, <i>Le Tour du Mt. Blanc,</i> 1927. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Leslie Ragan, <i>The Transportation Parade of the Years / Great Lakes Exposition,</i> 1936. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> RATZER, Bernard. <i>Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767.</i> London: Jefferys and Faden, “Jan.y” 12, 1776. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. COCKERELL, Sydney C. <i>Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. KEATS, John. <i>Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems.</i> Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center> <b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [GRANT, Ulysses S.— GRANT, Julia, First Lady]. Carved Applewood and 18-karat Gold Jewelry Suite, Browne & Spaulding, Jewelers, New York City, 1865. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [LINCOLN ASSASSINATION]. GARDNER, Alexander. <i>Incidents of the War |Sic Semper Sicariis</i> [caption title]. Washington, D. C.: Philip & Solomons, 1865. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> A COMPLETE COLLECTION of 115 titles published in R. R. Donnelley's Lakeside Classics series. Chicago, 1903-2017. COMPLETE RUN OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING CONTINUOUS SERIES OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD. $5,000 to $7,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> GLEIZES, Albert. METZINGER, Jean. <i>Du Cubisme.</i> Paris, 1947. LIMITED EDITION, number 19 of 20 copies on papier d'Auvergne. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [THE LITTLE REVIEW]. ANDERSON, Margaret, ed. POUND, Ezra, ed. HEAP, Jane, ed. <i>The Little Review.</i> Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. XII, No. 2. 1914-1929. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [MOUNTENEY, Leonard, binder]. LOUŸS, Pierre. <i>Songs of Bilitis.</i> Chicago: Argus Books, 1931. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [HANCOCK, John]. Partly-printed U.S. Loan-Office Transfer Certificate issued on behalf of Hancock. Sgn’d on recto by William Imlay, as Commissioner of Loans of Connecticut. 28 February 1793. $2,000 to $3,000

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