Rare Book Monthly

Articles - February - 2022 Issue

Rare Books LA – Pasadena February 4-6


For those interested in old and rare books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera here’s a fair in southern California, in Pasadena to February 4-6.  During the Covid-19 period, in-person book fairs, in the main disappeared while on-line book fairs became the way to stay connected with the collecting community.


With many positive signs that Covid is yielding to vaccinations, both the organizers and local health societies are waving their green flags, it’s time to get back to normal.


For this event there are two versions; one is on-line and the other is in-person.  For the in-person fair 82 exhibitors will be there to meet, greet, buy and sell.  For those joining the fair via the Internet 104 exhibitors are participating.


Here are the days and hours:


Friday, February 4 – 5pm-8pm PST

Saturday, February 5 – 10am-6pm PST

Sunday, February 6 – 11am-4pm PST


The Virtual Fair opens February 3.


The Huntington Library of Pasadena has also organized a series of events relating to the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.  For information about these events contact the Huntington at 626.405.2240


Here’s the website:  https://rarebooksla.com/


For those who cannot make it to Pasadena but can make it to the Bay Area, they will find many of the same dealers participating at the ABAA’s Biannual west coast fair at Oakland in the Bay Area February 11-13.


In accordance with state and local health orders:

  • Masks are required for everyone in indoor public settings and businesses regardless of vaccination status
  • Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within one day for antigen tests and within two days for PCR tests is required prior to entry into the facility or venue (Details).
  • Identification is required for all attendees age 18+ to validate vaccination record or proof of negative test.




Rare Book Monthly

  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Edward Hopper & His Contemporaries:<br>Making a Modern American Art<br>June 30, 2022
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>The Railroad,</i> etching, 1922. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>Sheet of Studies with Men in Hats and a Saloon Keeper,</i> pen, ink & pencil, circa 1900-05. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>Night Shadows,</i> etching, 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Edward Hopper & His Contemporaries:<br>Making a Modern American Art<br>June 30, 2022
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> John Marin, <i>Woolworth Building, No. 2,</i> etching & drypoint, 1913. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> Charles Demuth, <i>Tulips,</i> watercolor & pencil, 1924. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>Under Control,</i> gouache, ink & wash, circa 1907-10. $30,000 to $50,000.

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