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June 11 -
October 25, 2015
Paper Trail: Documenting Rites of Passage in German-speaking America
Highly decorative certificates documented the births, baptisms, and marriages of German-speaking people in America. Called fraktur, these hand-drawn and colored documents offer a visually appealing record of 19th-century individuals.

10am – 7pm

$12.99 Adults
$6.49 Children 6 - 12
Free Children under 6

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Folk Art Museum
326 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA
Auctions South
June 21 -
August 30, 2015
Leonardo da Vinci, the Codex Leicester, and the Creative Mind
Engineer, inventor, scientist, artist: Leonardo da Vinci was an exemplar of the innovative mind who used his vast intellect, powers of observation, and boundless curiosity to explore the world around him. This exhibition presents one of Leonardo’s original notebooks, the most vital tool in his creative process, and explores how his interdisciplinary, renaissance thinking is shared by some of today’s most visionary artists, engineers, and designers.

The Codex Leicester is on loan from Bill Gates.

Mon Closed
Tue 10am – 5pm
Wed 10am – 5pm
Thu 10am – 9pm
Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 5pm

Ticketed exhibition

Target Galleries
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Educational Programs Midwest
July 13 -
August 14, 2015
Heritage Auctions
Vintage Sports Photography
Sale #7117

Bidding Begins: July 7, 2015

Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
July 13 -
August 13, 2015
Heritage Auctions
The Leon Luckey Type Card Collection
Sale #7116

Bidding Begins: July 7, 2015

Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
July 31 -
August 01, 2015
The 31st Annual Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair
Exhibitors from across North America will bring their best items to display at the Fair. Whether you are a serious collector; print enthusiast, or casual shopper, the RMBPF has a lot to offer from rare books and maps to cultural oddities and whimsical finds.

The 31st Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair will have guest speakers who will discuss the Mystery genre. Once again we will have the Book Arts displays and demonstrations including the Preservation Station.

If you’re looking for something specific, ask our exhibitors, you never know what they have in store that you have been hoping to acquire or might never have imagined exists! Advance tickets are available at:

See you at the Fair!

Fri 2pm - 8pm
Sat 10am - 5pm

Tickets at the door:
Fri $7
Sat $7
Fri/Sat $12

Denver Mart
I-25 & 58th Avenue
Denver, CO
Book Fairs West
August 05, 2015
Heritage Auctions
Rare Books
Sale #6127

Bidding Begins: Approx. July 17, 2015

August 3 - 5, 2015

Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Austin, TX
Auctions Southwest
August 05, 2015
Swann Auction Galleries
Vintage Posters
Sale 2389

Features World War I and II propaganda posters, beach and summer resort posters and rare Art Nouveau offerings, including a turn-of-the-century wooden screen with Alphonse Mucha's Times of the Day, 1899.

10:30am & 1:30pm

Preview Dates:
Thu, Jul 30th 10am - 6pm
Fri, Jul 31st 10am - 5pm
Mon, Aug 3rd 10am - 6pm
Tue, Aug 4th 10am - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
August 05, 2015
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Fine Books and Manuscripts
Sale 390 Lot 1


Sun, August 2 12pm – 4pm
Mon, August 3 10am – 5pm
Tue, August 4 10am – 5pm

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
August 06, 2015
PBA Galleries
Fine Books in All Fields
Sale #566


PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
August 07 -
09, 2015
MBS Grand Conclave XXXIII
Grand Conclave XXXIII will be held in the historic city of Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands. Founded in the Middle Ages, Amsterdam has become the commercial capital of the country and one of the most important financial centers of Europe. The city is home to more than one hundred kilometers of navigable water canals and has earned the nickname "The Venice of the North". Amsterdam is comprised of approximately 90 islands, which are linked by more than 1,200 bridges. Its proximity to the North Sea affords it a very favorable climate. For those who can arrive early, the Deventer Book Fair, the largest book fair in Europe, is scheduled in the Netherlands for Sunday, August 2.

Registration fee is $250 per person and includes a keepsake bag, 3 breakfasts (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday), dinner on Friday evening, the Saturday program, a dessert buffet on Saturday evening , admission to the MBS Book Fair, and the Awards Banquet on Sunday evening.

All members who arrive early on Thursday are invited to meet at the one of the casual restaurants nearby on Thursday evening for dinner and fellowship. Dinner is at your own expense. As we finalize the specific plans, we will inform everyone about the actual location, their menu, and website.

Bilderberg Garden Hotel
Dijsselhofplantsoen 7
Other Events International
August 13 -
16, 2015
Pulpfest 2015
PulpFest, also known as “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” returns to the beautiful Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for its 44th edition.

It will begin on Thursday, August 13th at 6 PM with four hours of early-bird shopping in the dealers’ room, located on the hotel’s third floor.

At PulpFest, you’ll find science-fiction books and magazines, detective and adventure pulps, westerns, original cover art and interior illustrations, stacks of digest magazines, vintage paperbacks and comic books, unique films, and much, much more! You’ll be entertained and informed by countless presentations and panels featuring leading pop-culture experts. You’ll see old pals and meet new friends. You can even join FarmerCon, the convention dedicated to Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer. You’ll find all this and more at PulpFest, “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH
Book Fairs Midwest
August 13, 2015
Member Talk: "Yours Sincerely, John S. Sargent"
For Members Only - Ticket Required
August 13, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm

EXHIBITION:John Singer Sargent comes to life through letters and lore
July 25th - November 15, 2015
Edward and Nancy Roberts Family Gallery (Gallery LG26)

Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Museum of Fine Arts
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
Other Events New England
August 15 -
31, 2015
Edinburgh International Book Festival.
We are the largest public celebration of the written word in the world. Every August we bring over 800 writers and thinkers from across the planet together to rub shoulders with you, the audience.

Charlotte Square Gardens
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Festival International
August 20, 2015
PBA Galleries
Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London, Part Two
Sale #567


PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
August 20 -
23, 2015
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
Now celebrating its 35th year, the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will make its annual return this summer to the Baltimore Convention Center – August 20-23, 2015. Founded in 1980, the show has drastically grown from a small regional event to become the largest indoor antiques show in the country featuring hundreds of international exhibitors. The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show has not only evolved in size, but in diversity of collections including furniture, American and European silver, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, glass, textiles and more.

Thu 12pm – 8pm
Fri 11am – 7pm
Sat 11am – 7pm
Sun 11am – 6pm

Baltimore Convention Center
Downtown at the Inner Harbor
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD
Art/Antiques Fairs Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2015
Bloomsbury - London
The Summer Book Sale
Sale #36181


18th August 9.30am-5.30pm
19th August 9.30am-7.30pm
Day of Sale from 9.30am

Bloomsbury - London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
Auctions International
August 22 -
23, 2015
PAPERMANIA PLUS: Antique Paper Show
Plus advertising & Photography

Memorabilia and nostalgic and collectible items are featured by 140 quality exhibitors from the east coast states to Canada.

Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 10am - 4pm

Admission $8.00 (with Card $7.50)

FREE APPRAISAL DAY: Sunday, 11am - 2pm
Bring in an item related
to the context of the
show and we will be
glad to have one of
our many Exhibitors
assist you with finding
out about your 'treasure'!

Hartford's XL Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Hartford, CT
Other Events New England
August 23, 2015
National Book Auctions
Chemistry, Civil War, Travel & Exploration, etc.

This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera, artwork and collectibles. Of particular interest is an impressive collection of early titles from the field of Chemistry, along with fine bindings housing Civil War histories. This catalog also includes our next session from a large and impressive private collection of early engravings. Dispersed among the many book lots is a personal inventory of desirable antique titles relating to travel and exploration.

Antique and rare books in this catalog feature numerous titles. Among the earliest examples are the 1563 printing of “Iudoci Clichthovei Theologi Parisiensis de Vita and Moribus Sacerdotum,” bound in vellum, Boccaccio’s “L'Amorosa Fiammetta,” produced in 1584 and also housed in vellum, and the 1640 printing of “Justini Historiarum ex Trogo Pompeoio.” Other scarce titles include the 1809 first English edition of “The Travels of Captains Lewis and Clarke,” with the fold-out map present, the 1793 first edition of Dalton’s “Meteorological Observations and Essays,” and a 1974 first state of Molly Katzen’s landmark “Moosewood Cookbook.”

Several pleasing collections will also be featured. Included is our first session from a substantial private library concentrated in the field of Chemistry, including examples such as the 1789 printing of Lavoisier’s “Traite Elementaire de Chimie,” produced in three volumes with tables and fold-out plates, and the 1778 first edition of “Methode de Nomenclature Chimique.” Additional fine collections center on the American Civil War, travel & exploration, antique textile & dyeing reference, and horticulture, botany & gardening. Throughout the catalog are desirable titles from categories such as decorative antique bindings, modern first edition fiction, military history, New York, early Americana, cartography, the American West, natural history, technology & engineering, and much more.

Found throughout this catalog are interesting offerings of ephemera, artwork and collectibles. We’re pleased to conduct another session of items from a very large private collection of early engravings, many of which are hand-colored. Engravings in the collection date back to the 16th century and categories include cartography, ornithology, natural history, architecture, botanical, and more. Other ephemera lots showcase Hollywood memorabilia, early maps, postcards, railroad-related, antique magazines, travel-related, original antique correspondence, antique photographs, billheads, stamps, and other genres. The collectibles are led by a fine assortment of ceramics and an estate collection of primitive carved items and Native American Indian carvings. The ceramics include late 18th and early 19th century Staffordshire examples and several different styles including flow blue transferware and majolica. This auction also features numerous lots of handsome antique carved wooden duck decoys.


Preview: 10:00am

National Book Auctions
1429 Danby Road (Route 96B)
Ithaca, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
August 26, 2015
Swann Auction Galleries
Shelf Sale
Sale B-73

This shelf-clearing sale offers: Crime, Detective & Mystery Including Sherlockiana • Supernatural & Science Fiction • Comics & Graphic Novels • Pulp Paperbacks • Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books • Maps • Map Reference • Botanical Books • Art, Press & Illustrated Books • Americana


Preview Dates:
Thu, Aug 20th 10am - 6pm
Fri, Aug 21st 10am - 5pm
Mon, Aug 24th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Aug 25th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Aug 26th 10am - 2pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
August 27 -
29, 2015
Heritage Auctions
Sale #7147

Bidding Begins: Approx. August 7, 2015

August 25-26, 2015

Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
August 31, 2015
Robinson and Una Jeffers: A Life in Letters. An Illustrated Talk by James Karman
The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers, with Selected Letters of Una Jeffers, published in three volumes by Stanford University Press, tells the story of two remarkable people. In this presentation, James Karman will provide an overview of the edition, read excerpts from important letters, and discuss the significance of Jeffers’ Book Club of California publications.

James Karman, Emeritus Professor at California State University, Chico, coordinated the Humanities Program and taught in the Department of English and the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities. He is the author or editor of several books about Jeffers, including Stones of the Sur: Poetry by Robinson Jeffers, Photographs by Morley Baer (2001), The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers, with Selected Letters of Una Jeffers (2009, 2011, and 2015), and Robinson Jeffers: Poet and Prophet (2015), all published by Stanford University Press.

5 - 7pm

The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Lecture West