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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

ADMISSION:
$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
June 30 -
July 01, 2015
Guernsey's - Online Auction
The Col. McCrahon Collection
World War I Posters

10am

Public Preview:
Online only

Often described as "the Great War," World War I is vividly remembered by a vast number of extraordinarily graphic posters published during the years of that historic international conflict. Serving first as a war-time ambulance driver for the French, and then becoming a Colonel in the U.S. Army, Edward McCrahon devoted his post-war years to amassing one of the most comprehensive collections of WWI Posters known to exist.

New York City-based auction house Guernsey’s will be conducting an unreserved auction of quite possibly the finest collection of patriotic posters relating to World War I. Roughly half of the approximately 2,000 posters are from the United States, with the balance reflecting the many different nations involved in the Great War. The auction will be held on LiveAuctioneers.com.

Brooklyn-born Edward H. McCrahon was so passionate in his defense of the Allied nations that he joined the French Army two years prior to the United States entering the war. Once the U.S. became involved, McCrahon returned home, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and rose to the rank of Colonel. However, it was during his stint in France when he first became riveted by the compelling graphics of war poster art.

At the conclusion of the war, McCrahon devoted his energies towards assembling what is ultimately recognized as the most extensive collection of war posters known to exist. By the mid-1930s – after 16 years of collecting – the McCrahon Collection was widely exhibited and acknowledged in countless print articles, and even in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, as the very finest collection of its type.

The Colonel McCrahon Collection reflects true international flavor of the war, as numerous countries and their respective languages were used to inform and motivate the civilian public during this time of great crisis. (Of note are the many foreign language posters printed here in the United States that functioned as outreach to the large clusters of immigrants in cities such as New York.) Although all are patriotic at their roots, this Collection features posters that cover fundraising, food rationing, enlistment, women’s war efforts, and animal aid. Many of the posters collected by Col. McCrahon are the only known copies to exist today.

Never having left the McCrahon family, the Collection has been consigned to Guernsey’s by the Colonel’s grandchildren. The sale will take place over two days with approximately 700 lots each day (some of the lots containing multiple posters).

Guernsey's
65 East 93rd Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
July 09, 2015
PBA Galleries
Fine Illustrated Books: The Collection formed by Dr. & Mrs. Hugh Stalker of Grosse Pointe, Michigan (with additions)
Sale #564

11am

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
July 10 -
11, 2015
BRISTOL PREMIER FAIR (WITH ABA)
We have moved the premier West Country fair from Bath to Bristol in 2015. Bristol has become a vibrant city with palpable energy and we think having a book fair here will be a fantastic place. We also think we have found the right venue to promote a large event stylebook fair in this city. It is Brunel’s Old Passenger Shed situated right on the forecourt of Bristol Temple Meads railway station, where lines from London, the Midlands, Wales and the South West converge. There will be thousands of second-hand and antiquarian books all under one roof on offer covering a wide variety of specialisms. Floor plan and exhibitors will be here nearer the time.

Fri 2pm - 8pm
Sat 10am - 6pm

The Passenger Shed
Station Approach
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Book Fairs International
July 13, 2015
The Book As Art: Form and Function in Creative Book Structures. An Illustrated Talk by Dominic Riley
This lecture will illustrate the potential of the book as a three dimensional object, from pop-ups, hidden fore-edge paintings, peep-show books, to books with hidden compartments and intriguing surprises.

5 - 7pm

Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Other Events West
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 14, 2015
Sotheby's - London
English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations

Our English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations sale will take place 14 July 2015. Offering important material from across these collecting categories, the sale will include Izaak Walton’s Compleat Angler from the estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, highlights from the library of a Canadian collector, important manuscripts and relics relating to the Battle of Waterloo and an outstanding selection of original artwork and illustrations.

10:30

Exhibition Times:
FRI, 10th 09:00am - 04:30pm
SAT, 11th 12:00pm - 05:0pm
SUN, 12th 12:00pm - 05:00pm
MON, 13th 09:00am - 04:30pm

Sotherby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
July 18 -
19, 2015
2015 Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair
Now in our fifth year, the 2015 Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair will be held July 18-19 at the new Sewanee Inn on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee. Booksellers from more than half the states east of the Mississippi River and at least one foreign country will exhibit at this year’s fair. Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Kansas, and Florida are just some of the states represented by participating booksellers (See list below). We are happy to be back on campus this year and look forward to a great weekend of good books and good friends!

The fair will include a variety of collectible and rare books, autographed documents, and other ephemera. Bibliophiles will discover modern first editions of literature, mystery, and science fiction. Collectible books and documents concerning the War Between the States, the American Revolution, and both World Wars will be available. Dealers specializing in children’s literature, art, religion, fine bindings, and books about books will also be exhibiting at the fair. Book prices ranging from $10 to $50,000 are sure to pique the interest of the leisure reader as well as the most avid collector.

Saturday, July 18: 9am - 5pm
Sunday, July 19: 11am - 4pm

General Admission: $10.00 (Refundable)

Sewanee Inn
University of the South
Sewanee, TN
Book Fairs South
July 23 -
26, 2015
Book Art Biennial 2015 & Symposium
2015 marks not only the next convening of Book Art Biennial, but MCBA’s 30th Anniversary as well! Celebrate this milestone by joining us for this very special series of events.

Through workshops, lectures, panel conversations, exhibitions, and a gala celebration and awards ceremony, Book Art Biennial invites artists, educators, curators and scholars to explore current trends in contemporary artists’ books. Registration info and additional details for each component will be released in early spring 2015.

Pre-Biennial Workshops
Thursday and Friday, July 23–24; 10am–5pm

Three very special workshops will be offered prior to the Book Art Biennial. Each is designed to inspire students and demonstrate the intersection of historical craft with contemporary content:
* Inventive Bindings
with Yo Yamazaki, book artist and fine binder based in Tokyo, Japan

*Adding Color and Pattern to Your Materials
with Jana Pullman, prize-winning fine binder, proprietor of Western Slope Bindery, and member of MCBA’s Core Faculty

*Wood Engraving: Color and Collage
with Joanne Price, printmaker, book artist and president of the Wood Engravers’ Network

Workshops will be conducted in MCBA’s world-class studios; participants at all skill levels are welcome. Register early; space is limited.


Book Arts Art Crawl
Friday, July 24; 6–9pm

Enjoy coordinated receptions across downtown Minneapolis, including MCBA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), Form + Content Gallery, and the Walker Art Center Library.


Book Art Biennial Symposium
The Contained Narrative: Defining the Contemporary Artist’s Book
Saturday and Sunday, July 25–26; 10am–4pm

The 2015 Biennial Symposium will explore the expansive definition of “book” in contemporary artistic practice, stimulating critical thinking and dialogue. Saturday’s presentations include:

*I Contain Multitudes: Multiple Legibilities and Intersecting Texts
with Aaron Cohick, proprietor of NewLights Press and master printer at The Press at Colorado College

*End Grain Infinity
with Joanne Price, printmaker, book artist and president of the Wood Engravers’ Network

*Inspiring Narrative Through Form: The Book Artist/Reader Collaboration
with Daniel E. Kelm, book artist and founder of the Garage Annex School for Book Arts

*Containers of the Past: Windows to the Present
with Jae Jennifer Rossman, Assistant Director for Special Collections at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University

*A performance-reading of A Life In Books by writer, artist and book designer Warren Lehrer

The Symposium closes Sunday morning with a “Teaching the Book Arts” roundtable, where both educators and practitioners can share practical techniques for teaching and exploring the medium, facilitated by MCBA Executive Director Jeff Rathermel.

Enjoy both days of the 2015 Book Art Biennial Symposium for $50; space is limited. Register by calling The Shop at MCBA at 612-215-2520; online registration will be available in Spring 2015.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave. S. #100
Minneapolis, MN
Educational Programs Midwest
July 23 -
26, 2015
The 31st Annual Newberry Book Fair
The Newberry is thrilled to bring back the popular Book Fair, one of the largest used-book sales in the country. This year’s sale will more than 200,000 used book in 70 categories. Scour the sale for amazing deals on cookbooks, music, fiction, art books, children's literature, collectibles, and much more.

Admission is free, and all proceeds help further the mission of the Newberry. Everything for sale at the Book Fair is generously donated.

Thu & Fri noon - 8pm
Sat & Sun 10am - 6pm

The Newberry
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL
Book Fairs Midwest
July 23, 2015
PBA Galleries
Americana - Manuscripts & Archives - African-American History - Sports Memorabilia
Sale #565

11am

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
July 24, 2015
“Book Arts Art Crawl”
A city-wide exploration of the book as a contemporary artform

In celebration of Book Art Biennial 2015 (July 23-26) and MCBA's 30th Anniversary, four leading visual arts organizations present a coordinated "Book Arts Art Crawl" across Minneapolis, featuring six exhibitions all exploring the book as a contemporary artform. Receptions at all four venues are free and open to the public.

Presented at Minneapolis College of Art and Design:

The Book in Extremis
in the MCAD Main Gallery
Although the Latin phrase "in extremis" can mean "on the brink of death," this group exhibition is not purporting to summon the book form's demise. Rather, the show is an examination of how the book has been reconstructed "in the extreme." In particular, the show explores where the fine arts, media arts, and design fields have taken the notion of the book. These fields overlap in unusual and exciting ways, but within a given discipline to be "in the extreme" might refer to different things: an adventurous book design, a non-paper means of producing a book, a more traditional codex book with outrageous content or unusual sequencing, or some other iteration of the "not to be believed." Select book-related projects by more than 20 local and national artists and designers reexamine just what constitutes a book and the aesthetic experience of conveying ideas through image and text. On display July 24-September 20.

Presented at Minnesota Center for Book Arts:

The Contained Narrative: Defining the Contemporary Artist’s Book
in the MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery
At the most fundamental level, a book is a contained narrative. This exhibition brings definition to the artist’s book by focusing on such varied practices as “Bound and Unbound,” “The Virtual Book,” “Book as Environment” and more. On display April 8 – July 26, 2015.

Reader’s Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected
in the Open Book Cowles Literary Commons
Reader’s Art highlights work by emerging book arts students responding to the theme of "containment." Presented in collaboration with the College Book Art Association and Susan Hensel Gallery. On display May 8 – July 26, 2015.

The MCBA Prize 2015 Finalists
in the Open Book Lobby Gallery
The MCBA Prize is the first honor to recognize book art from across the field and around the world. Five finalist works, selected by a jury of leaders in the field, will appear on display at MCBA during Book Art Biennial 2015 (July 23-26, 2015). From these works, the jury will select the winner of the 2015 MCBA Prize.

Presented at Form + Content Gallery:

Common Denominators: An Invitational Exhibition of Five Book Artists
Common Denominators features the work of of five nationally prominent book artists who consider form and content in equal measure. Honoring traditional book structures as they create, their interplay of form and content informs complex, extensive bodies of work. Inge Bruggeman, Daniel Essig, Karen Kunc, Sara Langworthy and Gaylord Schanilec each display a deep understanding of the structure and form of traditional books, whether creating printed and bound editions, sculptures that include or evoke book forms, or installations that challenge our expectations for the book. The Common Denominators artists delve into history, the natural environment, elemental substances, and books themselves as sources for content, expressed with a range of imagery from abstract to representational, augmented with excerpted texts, their own writing, or no words at all. Curated by Form+Content members Jody Williams and Jim Dryden. On display June 18–July 25.

Form + Content Gallery is located in the Whitney Square Building at 210 North 2nd Street, Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

Presented at the Walker Art Center Library:

The Walker Art Center Library invites you to join them for an after hours celebration of book arts. Devoted to providing context for the study of contemporary art through a collection of artist monographs, exhibition catalogues, ephemera files and art journals, the library is also home to over 1,800 artist books. This collection of artist books is named after Rosemary Furtak, the Walker’s librarian for 29 years, who devotedly built a collection that pushed the boundaries of what book art can be. In this spirit, the collection continues to grow. Highlights from the Rosemary Furtak Collection will be on view including recent acquisitions. To access the library, enter through the Garden Lobby off of Vineland. (Please note: the museum galleries close at 5pm.)

6 - 9pm

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
the Walker Art Center Library
Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Form + Content Gallery

Four venues across Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
Other Events Midwest
July 24 -
26, 2015
43rd Annual ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair
Leading Australian and international antiquarian booksellers will bring a rich and diverse array of books together that cater for all who genuinely love print on paper and who share a passion for books. Subjects including early printed books, maps, historical accounts of travel and exploration, prints, literature, art, militaria, children's books, and ephemera will be offered for sale at prices to suit all levels of collecting. Whether you already have your own personal library and wish to add to it, or would like to know more about the world of book collecting, this is your opportunity to explore the world of books with experts in their fields.

Fri 6pm - 9pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 10am - 5pm

Free admission

Wilson Hall
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Book Fairs International
July 25 -
26, 2015
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters
Sale #7109

Bidding Begins: Approx. July 3, 2015

FULL PREVIEW:
July 21-24, 2015

Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
July 25, 2015
Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
The Library of Robert Easton

Addison & Sarova Auctioneers is proud to announce the sale of the library of Robert Easton. This massive collection will be offered over two different sales in the Summer and Fall of 2015.

Mr. Easton, known as the “Henry Higgins of Hollywood,” was the premier language and dialect coach in Hollywood for many decades up until his passing in 2011. He was first involved in the film industry as an actor, but his true passion was language. He coached thousands of actors during his career and garnered high praise from many household names such as John Travolta and Forest Whitaker (among countless others.)

Mr. Easton was a gentle and humorous man, but it was his genius and his intelligence that formed what is likely the most comprehensive library ever assembled for the purpose of studying language and dialect. Touring the library of over 100,000 volumes is an education in itself. Mr. Easton understood that dialect was not simply a matter of accent: language, regional proverbial lore, local thought, folk-lore, philosophy, and history all inform every dialect.

Viewing the titles, one quickly learns that Mr. Easton was very much an anthropologist; it was simply the arrangement of the books which revealed the linguistic purpose of the library. The library was primarily organized by region or locality rather than genre, and printing dates range from the 1500s to the early 1900s.

Perhaps the most interesting books are the books on proverbs, aphorisms, and sayings from around the world. As a collector, Mr. Easton was most proud of his acquisition of thousands of books dealing with proverbs in nearly every language and culture imaginable. These volumes also have very interesting provenance (William Stirling-Maxwell) and feature an abundance of early printed material.

The Summer auction will feature shelf-lots and small groups, and bidders will have a great opportunity buy great books in quantity. Approximately the first 90 lots will feature small groupings of very scarce proverb books (in groups of three to four books.) These will be followed by larger lots containing anywhere from 20 to 60 books per lot: Mostly 19th century and early 20th century books on dialect, fiction, poetry, wit and humor, history, books-about-books, folklore, and much more.

The final lot of the Summer sale will be a very large shelf-lot indeed. We are calling this the Mother of all Shelf-lots: Approximately 100,000 volumes of books will be sold in one massive lot, and this may very well be the largest single shelf-lot ever auctioned.

In the Fall, the most rare and important items in the Easton collection will be offered as part of our traditional Fall auction.

2pm - 6pm

Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
4705 Northside Drive, Suite 200
Macon, GA
Auctions South
July 27, 2015
Searles Castle Antiquarian Book Fair

10am - 4pm

$8 admission

John Dewey Academy
389 Main Street (Rt 7)
Great Barrington, MA
Book Fairs New England
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: www.rmbpf2015.eventbright.com.

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