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June 28 -
December 20, 2014
Dylan Thomas 100 FESTIVAL Wales Celebrates its Rock Star Poet During His Centenary Year
Dylan Thomas 100 – continues in Wales with news of additional multi-disciplinary events being added to the festival’s creative mix.

An inspiration for poet-musicians like Bob Dylan and John Lennon and actors like Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas was a bona-fide rock-star before there was such a thing – sometimes playing to crowds of 1,000 – especially in the USA. Welsh actor Matthew Rhys (The Americans; Brothers and Sisters) who has channeled the poet (in the film Edge of Love) hopes you'll join the festivities, “We've been celebrating Dylan Thomas in Wales for decades now. Come to Wales this year and celebrate his centenary.”

Here is a sampling of the inspired programs on tap during the second half of 2014:

June 28–Dec 20: Dylan – National Library of Wales
A combination of dance, poetry and the visual arts will provide a fresh take on Dylan’s life and work. The event will enliven several of the Library’s gallery spaces in Aberystwyth and will include displays of personal items, providing a unique view of Dylan’s world.

June 28: Dylanathon – 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea
Using a camera, smartphone or tablet, entrants are asked to use innovation over picture quality to interpret Dylan-related themes throughout the day.

July 19: Dylan Thomas’ Swansea Hollywood: The Mummy and the Old Dark Horse
This Dylan odyssey visits three of Dylan’s childhood cinemas in Swansea with a talk in a secret space at a fourth. The evening culminates with Andrew Davies introducing a screening of his new film, “A Poet in New York,” starring Tom Hollander, followed by a Q&A session.

Aug-Sept: Bedazzled - A Welshman in New York
Celebrating Dylan’s special relationship with the USA, especially New York, a series of live events will “re-imagine” Dylan’s favorite watering hole – New York’s White Horse Tavern. Audiences will be transported to the bohemian world of 1950’s Greenwich Village where Dylan held court.

Sept 5–Dec 24: Manuscripts Exhibition – Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Infrequently exhibited items on loan from the University of Buffalo include poems, lists of rhyming words and black and white photographs.

Oct 26-Oct 27: The Dylathon – The Swansea Grand Theatre
The Wales Theatre Company stages a non-stop 36 hour marathon reading of Dylan’s work. Performers include Sir Derek Jacobi, Jonathan Pryce, and many more acclaimed personalities together with schools, bands and choirs numbering in the hundreds.

Oct 27-Nov 9: Dylan Thomas Festival – Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
This 17th annual eclectic celebration will feature talks, exhibitions, workshops and performances.

Dylan Thomas 100 and www.dylanthomas100.org highlights Welsh locations closely associated with the poet-like his birthplace, Swansea, his old writing shed, and his home -The Boathouse - in the town of Laugharne. And the program ranges across all artistic disciplines – from literature, to opera, theatre and painting. From high profile exhibits and live performances to community-based educational programs.

Business and Tourism Minister Edwina Hart said: “Dylan Thomas is one of the literary giants of the last century.” … “These events will help contribute to a fitting legacy for Dylan’s life and work, but I also hope they will resurrect a passion for literature and inspire people of all ages to connect more actively with our rich cultural heritage. In the spirit of Dylan, it is an opportunity to showcase Wales as a land of artistic excellence to an international audience and raise further the iconic status of this great literary figure.”

Wales, UNITED KINGDOM
Educational Programs International
July 01 -
02, 2014
Heritage Auctions
Animation Art
Sale #7103

Bidding Begins: Approx. June 12, 2014

FULL PREVIEW
June 29-30, 2014

PARTIAL PREVIEW
June 29-30, 2014
Heritage Auctions
445 Park Avenue, 15th Floor

Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
July 01, 2014
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers
Rare Book & Collectors Sale

Consignment deadline : Friday, 6th June

Clyde Court Hotel
Ballsbridge
Dublin, IRELAND
Auctions International
July 03, 2014
PBA Galleries Auctioneers & Appraisers
The Joel Malter Collection of Archaeology & Antique Reference - Americana - Golf
Sale #536

The Joel Malter collection is comprised of archaeology, anthropology, and art historical texts and reference works, most with numerous beautiful illustrations, and some quite scarce. The works explore antiquities and humanities around the globe from Japanese Netsuke to the tombs of Egypt. There is a diverse selection of general reference works for coins, medals, ceramics, sculpture and decorative art from the Middle East to Pre-Columbia to ancient China. Several lots include ten or more reference works, ideal for the student and the curious.

Also includes numerous shelves of Americana, plus a small offering of framed maps and prints, from the library of Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., educator, author, historian, professor at the University of Southern California and editor of the Quarterly of the Historical Society of Southern California.

Additionally, there are over seventy lots of golf books, balls, and other memorabilia from a prominent California golf library. Offered for sale without reserve, these lots feature mostly shelves of ten or more golf books on instruction, course architecture, and history.

11:00am

PREVIEW:
Mon, June 30th, 1pm – 5pm
Tue, July 1st, 9am – 5pm
Wed, July 2nd 9am – 5pm
Thu, July 3rd, 9am – 11am

PBA Galleries Auctioneers & Appraisers
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
July 03, 2014
Bloomsbury Auctions - London
Modern and Contemporary Prints

1:30pm

VIEWING:
29 June 2014 12.00pm - 4.00pm
30 June 2014 9.30am - 5.30pm
1 July 2014 9.30am - 5.30pm
2 July 2014 9.30am - 8.00pm
Day of Sale from 9.30am

Bloomsbury London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
July 06 -
19, 2014
Summer Institute -- 2014 classes
Wells College is again offering a wide array of summer book-making courses on its lake-side campus in central New York State.

Our annual Summer Institute offers week-long intensive courses in letterpress printing, hand bookbinding, artist’s books, letterings arts and font design are taught by some of the foremost book artists in the U.S. and Europe.

Session I (July 6-12): Papercase binding, Self publishing, Title-page letterpress design, Black-and-white dark room photography.

Session II (July 13-19): Letterpress text and image, Interactive book structures, Paper marbling.

Schedule
Plan to arrive on campus Sunday afternoon between 4:00 and 6:00. We’ll have introductions and dinner at 7:00 . Classes run Monday through Friday, 9:00 to noon and 1:30 to 5:00. Departure is the following Saturday morning by 10:00.

Cost: $1,000 per week (for one class which is a full-time endeavor). Some scholarships and internships are available. Dormitory accommodations are available. Logistical assistance is available for travel arrangements.

Wells Book Arts Center
Summer Institute
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
July 07, 2014
RBS 2014 Summer Lecture Series: Mark Tomasko
Collector/Writer/Researcher

"The Art of Bank Note Engraving"

5:30pm

Lecture will last 30–40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception in the RBS space on the first floor of Alderman Library.

Free and open to the public

Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
UVA Special Collections
University of Virginia
114 Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Lecture South
July 08, 2014
Collecting Private Press Books - David Chambers
The July 2014 seminar in the book-collecting series organised jointly by the Institute of English Studies (London University) and the Rare Book Society will be given by David Chambers.

David Chambers is one of the foremost collectors in the field of private press books and has published books and articles on a wide range of related subjects. Since 1979 he has edited, or co-edited, The Private Library, the quarterly journal of the Private Libraries Association, a society of which he has been Chairman since the 1970s. As a printer himself, he has operated the Cuckoo Hill Press since the late 1950s, printing a number of significant illustrated books over that time.

6pm

The seminars are aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, book-dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth-former to the retired professor. The atmosphere will be informal, as will the presentations. They are held in the University of London’s Senate House and run from 6.00 to 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

Senate House
Malet Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Educational Programs International
July 09, 2014
RBS 2014 Summer Lecture Series: Scott E. Casper
Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

"Teaching American Book History: Perspectives after Two Decades"

5:30pm

Lecture will last 30–40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception in the RBS space on the first floor of Alderman Library.

Free and open to the public

Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
UVA Special Collections
University of Virginia
114 Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Lecture South
July 11, 2014
Profiles in History
THE PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR PART IV

11:00am

Profiles in History
26662 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA
Auctions West
July 12 -
13, 2014
Summer 2014 San Marino Postcard & Paper Collectibles Show

Sat, 10am - 6pm
Sun, 10am - 4pm

San Marino Masonic Center
3130 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA
Book Fairs West
July 12 -
20, 2014
Summer Visual Poetry Intensive
Join our nine day Summer Visual Poetry Intensive and immerse yourself in a series of hands-on investigations of the visual and the verbal. Hear from artists, see new work, learn new techniques and gain insight into the ways you can play with text and image in your own work. Students can register for the entire series, or for part. The program will include hands-on workshops, presentations, and activities, with notable artists and instructors in the field.

FULL SESSION
Tuition: $1200 members/ $1250 non members

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr
New York, NY
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
July 12 -
16, 2014
The Friends of the C H Booth Library Annual Booksale
There will be approximately 120,000 items for sale, including books, LPs, CDs, DVDs, and other media, even including a few VCRs; CDs and DVDs have all been inspected, and polished when neeeded. The books are separated into some 90 categories, with fiction and biography arranged alphabetically.

Food is available on the premises on Saturday and Sunday. Visa and Master Charge are accepted.

Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm
Mon & Tue 9am - 7pm
Wed 9am - 1pm

$5.00 for anyone over 18 on Saturday only; all other days are free.
Monday will be half price day, Tuesday is $5 per bag day, Wednesday all remaining books will be free.

Reed Intermediate School
3 Trades Lane
Newtown, CT
Book Sale New England
July 15, 2014
Sotheby's - London
English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations

This sale comprises an extensive selection of historical documents, early English printing, first editions, literary manuscripts and letters, fine children’s books and original illustrations. The highlight is a copy of the first book printed in the English language, William Caxton’s translation of the Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye, which is one of a number of items sold by order of The Duke of Northumberland and the Trustees of the Northumberland Estates. Other items with this provenance in this sale include alchemical manuscripts, a manuscript work by William Tyndale, and two letters signed by Queen Elizabeth I. Other significant items in the sale include a major collection of Aubrey Beardsley.

2:00pm

EXHIBITION TIMES
Fri, 11 Jul 14 9am - 4:30pm
Sun, 13 Jul 14 12pm - 5pm
Mon, 14 Jul 14 9am - 4:30pm

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
July 15, 2014
Sotheby's - London
The Joseph Conrad Collection - Part II, from the Library of the late Stanley J. Seeger

2:00pm

EXHIBITION TIMES
Fri, 11 Jul 14 9am - 4:30pm
Sun, 13 Jul 14 12pm - 5pm
Mon, 14 Jul 14 9am - 4:30pm

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
July 15 -
16, 2014
Christi's - New York
PRINTS AND MULTIPLES
Sale #2864

Leading up to this season’s Prints & Multiples sales, the International Print Center New York will present an exhibition entitled New Prints 2014, which will be held at Christie’s New York from July 9–16. Featuring around 150 contemporary prints from a wide range of artists, this innovative and engaging show will take place at our 20 Rockefeller Plaza galleries.

Auction Times:
Jul 15, 10am, Lots 1-121
Jul 15, 2pm, Lots 122-241
Jul 16, 10am, Lots 242-374
Jul 16, 2pm, Lots 376-474

Viewing Times:
Jul 11, 10am - 5pm
Jul 12, 10am - 5pm
Jul 13, 1pm - 5pm
Jul 14, 10am - 5pm

Christie's Saleroom - New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
July 17 -
18, 2014
Bloomsbury Auctions - London
Printed Books, Maps & Manuscripts, Day 1 & 2

DAY 1: July 17 11:00am
Bookbinding, Children's & Illustrated, Art & Architecture, Continental Literature & History, English Literature & History and Modern First Editions

Day 1 VIEWING:
15th July 9.30am - 5.30pm
16th July 9.30am - 7.30pm
Day of Sale from 9.30am


DAY 2: July 18 2:00pm
Science, Mathematics, Sport & Pastimes, Natural History, Travel, Mountaineering and Topography

Day 2 VIEWING:
15th July 9.30am - 5.30pm
16th July 9.30am - 7.30pm
Day of Sale from 9.30am

Bloomsbury London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
July 19 -
20, 2014
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters
Sale #7098

Bidding Begins: Approx. June 27, 2014

Lot Viewing: FULL PREVIEW
July 18 - July 19, 2014

Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
July 19, 2014
2014 Summer Allentown Paper Show
Do you love old movie posters, vintage postcards, antique toys? How about rare books, travel art, luggage tags, old magazines? You will find all of these and so much more! IF you have never visited, you will be pleasantly surprised at ALL that our vendors have to offer!!

9am - 5pm

2014 Fall Allentown Paper Show: October 4 - 5, 2014
Sat, Oct 4 9am - 3pm
Sun, Oct 5 9am - 5pm

Allentown Agri-Plex (Allentown Fairgrounds)
W. Chew Street & N. 17th Street
Allentown, PA
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
July 21, 2014
RBS 2014 Summer Lecture Series: Ben Pauley
Associate Professor of English, Eastern Connecticut State University

"Remediating Book History"

5:30pm

Lecture will last 30–40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception in the RBS space on the first floor of Alderman Library.

Free and open to the public

Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
UVA Special Collections
University of Virginia
114 Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Lecture South
July 22, 2014
Extraordinary Birds: The Art of Ornithology Lecture and Book Signing
Illustrated lecture with Paul Sweet, Collection Manager in the Department of Ornithology, AMNH

Tonight, join American Museum of Natural History ornithologist Paul Sweet for a heavily illustrated lecture based on his new book Extraordinary Birds, the second publication in the AMNH’s Natural Histories series. In Extraordinary Birds, Paul traces the history of ornithological illustration from the Renaissance to the 20th century, examining the development of scientific thought, world exploration and printing techniques, and telling the stories of important figures from the history of ornithology.

Paul Sweet was born in Bristol, England, and has been interested in birds for as long as he can remember. After completing a degree in zoology at the University of Liverpool, he traveled in the Americas and Asia for several years before working in the Raffles Museum in Singapore. In 1991 he moved to New York to work at the American Museum of Natural History, where he is now the Collection Manager in the Ornithology Department overseeing the world’s largest collection of bird specimens. During his tenure at the AMNH he has participated in over 20 AMNH collecting expeditions to many far-flung locales.

8pm

$5.00 Admission

*** Copies of Extraordinary Birds will be available for sale and signing

*** Offsite: (Presented by Morbid Anatomy)
Morbid Anatomy Museum (New Space)
424 A 3rd Avenue (Corner of 7th Street & 3rd Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Mid-Atlantic
July 22, 2014
RBS 2014 Summer Lecture Series: Paul Needham & Nick Wilding
Scheide Librarian, Princeton University & Associate Professor in Early Modern History, Georgia State University

"Learning from Galileo"

TUESDAY - 5:30pm

Lecture will last 30–40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception in the RBS space on the first floor of Alderman Library.

Free and open to the public

Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
UVA Special Collections
University of Virginia
114 Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Lecture South
July 24 -
27, 2014
The 30th Annual Newberry Book Fair
The Newberry is thrilled to celebrate its 30th year of Book Fair, one of the largest used-book sales in the country. This year’s sale features books autographed by President Obama, Desmond Tutu, and Albert Schweitzer – all Nobel Peace Prize winners; about 300 Polka albums; Civil-War-era Harper’s magazines; and a large offering of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French literature—in French.

Other highlights include a complete set of the works of Charles Dudley Warner, famous for co-writing a book with Mark Twain, with a page of original manuscript by Warren; a wide selection of autographs, from Nelson Algren to Ginger Rogers; early editions of the Lonely Doll books; many books of Japanese and Chinese poetry (translated); and a rare volume on how to be elegant by fashion designer Lily Dache.

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 to 6pm

The Newberry
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL
Book Fairs Midwest
July 25 -
27, 2014
42nd 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, July 25th 6pm - 9pm
Sat, July 26th 10am - 5pm
Sun, July 27th 10am - 5pm

Free admission

Wilson Hall
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Book Fairs International
July 26 -
27, 2014
Hal Lutsky's Vintage Paper Fair
California's Premium Antique Paper Shows

The West Coast's Finest Selection of Postcards, Trade Cards, Stereoviews, Photography, Labels, Brochures, Victorian, Transportation & Sports Memorabilia,and All Manner of Curious, Beautiful and Interesting Old Paper!

We buy old paper & postcards
Free Appraisals

Sat, 10am - 6pm
Sun, 11am - 5pm

Free Admission at all shows

New Show 2014: Sacramento - May 3rd
Elks Lodge

Hall of Flowers (County Fair Building)
Golden Gate Park
9th Avenue & Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA
Book Fairs West
July 26 -
27, 2014
2014 Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair
Now in our FOURTH year, the 2014 Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair will be held at McClurg Hall 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. We are happy to be back on campus this year and look forward to a great weekend of good books and good friends!
Sewanee, TN
Book Fairs South
July 27, 2014
Searles Castle Antiquarian Book Fair
This show is called "the sleeper in the Berkshires", the dealers come from all over the United States, and Canada. There will be many repeat dealers as the Venue is great, and the dealers do very well, as Gt. Barrington is in the heart of the Berkshires, with visitors having second homes and look forward to this event. Tanglewood is the main attraction in Lenox, and the quality of the people attending are upper class, and are not afraid to spend money on their collections. The public loves this town as there are many fabulous restaurants, great shops, etc..........

Bernice Bornstein has been running book fairs for 25 years and is very well known for her expertise in this business. She was born and raised in Gt. Barrington and is always happy to be in her home town, seeing familiar faces, as well as close family members in the town.

10am - 4pm

$8 admission

John Dewey Academy
Searles Castle
389 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA
Book Fairs New England
July 28, 2014
RBS 2014 Summer Lecture Series: Nicholas Basbanes
Author

"Common Bond: Tales of a World Awash in Paper"

5:30pm

Lecture will last 30–40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception in the RBS space on the first floor of Alderman Library.

Free and open to the public

Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
UVA Special Collections
University of Virginia
114 Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Lecture South
July 30 -
August 03, 2014
Capitolized TypeCon 2014
TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.

Since the inaugural conference in 1998, TypeCon has explored type for the screen, printing history, Dutch design, type in motion, Arabic calligraphy, the American Arts and Crafts movement, experimental typography, webfonts, and much more. Special events include the Type & Design Education Forum, and an exhibition of international type and design.

Washington, DC
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
July 30, 2014
RBS 2014 Summer Lecture Series: Goran Proot
Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Rare Books, Folger Shakespeare Library

"Big Data and the Study of Early Modern Books"

5:30pm

Lecture will last 30–40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception in the RBS space on the first floor of Alderman Library.

Free and open to the public

Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
UVA Special Collections
University of Virginia
114 Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Lecture South