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December 09, 2014 -
February 14, 2015
Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter
Printed Matter, a pioneer in the field of artists’ books and a nerve center for New York’s alternative arts world for four decades, is the subject of the newest exhibition and publishing project at NYU’s 80WSE gallery, launching December 2. A public opening will take place on Friday, December 12th, 6- 8pm.

A carefully selected amalgamation of books, records, exhibition documentation and flyers, Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter charts the organizational history of the New York non-profit in relation to the history of artists’ books and important movements in contemporary art from the 70’s to the present, encompassing the alternative space movement, downtown NYC counter-cultural scenes, and artist activism.

Tue – Sat, 10:30am – 6:00pm.
Please note the Gallery will be closed for winter break December 20th – January 5th.

Free and open to the public

80WSE Gallery
80 Washington Square East
New York, NY
Other Events Mid-Atlantic
January 23 -
February 01, 2015
2015 Winter Antiques Show
The 61st annual Winter Antiques Show will feature exceptional objects exhibited by 73 specialists in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts from antiquity through the 1960s. This year's loan exhibition, Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum 1909-2015, includes highlights from the Newark Museum’s impressive collection of Ancient, as well as American, Asian, African and Native American objects.

The show is a benefit for East Side House Settlement, which provides access to education and technology training to the South Bronx, one of the nation's poorest congressional districts.

Mon - Wed, & Fri & Sat 12pm - 8pm
Sun & Thu 12pm - 6pm

Daily admission $25 (which includes the Show's awarding-winning Catalogue)

Opening Night Party on Thursday, January 22.

Park Avenue Armory
67th Street & Park Avenue
New York, NY
Art/Antiques Fairs Mid-Atlantic
January 31 -
February 01, 2015
The Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair
Many quality exhibitors will participate in The 17th annual Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair, for two days only.

Exhibitors will display and offer for sale a wide variety of Antiquarian rare and modern first edition books, prints, posters, vintage photographs, autographs, fine graphics, maps, manuscripts and many unique pieces of ephemera. The seasoned enthusiast, beginning collector or someone just browsing should not miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience so many fine collections all in one location.

Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 11am - 4pm

General Admission $8
Senior Citizens (62+ years) $5.00
Children under 12 free
Free Return Privileges

Ample parking is available

Exhibit Hall B
The Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA
Book Fairs West
February 03, 2015
Swann Auction Galleries
Shelf Sale
Sale B-72


Preview Dates
Wed, Jan 28 10-6
Thu, Jan 29 10-6
Fri, Jan 30 10-6
Mon, Feb 2 10-6
Tue, Feb 3 10 to time of sale

This shelf-clearing sale offers Books, Maps, Autographs, Prints, Photographs, Posters and more.

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 05 -
09, 2015
Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
As we all know - location is everything. The Palm Beach Show Group has secured an excellent location in the heart of downtown Naples. Renowned fine art, antique and jewelry exhibitors to showcase prominent collections in one of the most enviable resort destinations in the world.

The Palm Beach Show Group, recognized as the nation's leading producer of premiere jewelry, art and antique shows, announces the annual return of the Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show to the Naples Exhibition Center located near Downtown Naples, Florida. The show will feature world-class collections from an esteemed list of internationally acclaimed exhibitors. Guests will have access to the world’s most beautiful and coveted treasures of the last several thousand years, including major works of art, antique and estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian antiquities, American and European silver, glass, textiles, sculpture, contemporary art and more.

More than 60 Internationally acclaimed exhibitors

American Red Cross Private Preview & Reception
Thursday, February 5th 5pm - 6pm

Opening Night Preview Party-By Invitation Only
Thursday, February 5th 6pm - 9pm

General Show Days
Friday, 10am - 6pm
Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 11am - 5pm
Monday, 11am - 5pm

$75 Ticket – Opening Night Preview Party & Reception
$20 Ticket – Valid for all General Show Days

850 Goodlette-Frank Road
Naples, FL
Art/Antiques Fairs South
February 05 -
11, 2015
Rare Book Week West
Book Fairs, Symposiums, Exhibits, Bookish Browsing, and Much More !

SF Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
Other Events West
February 06 -
08, 2015
48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Come to the California International Antiquarian Book fair and take part in an incredible opportunity to browse and buy books from over 200 booksellers from around the world.

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Book Fairs West
February 06 -
08, 2015
22nd Miami International Map Fair
The Miami International Map Fair, the longest continuously running map fair in the world, abd visitors are invited to peruse and purchase antique maps from some of the finest map dealers in the world and discover the history and future trends of cartography.

“HistoryMiami is proud to host one of the largest and enduring map fairs in the world, highlighting an ever-growing admiration for international and rare maps,” Ramiro Ortiz, President/Chief Executive Officer for HistoryMiami. “Each year, the Map Fair showcases maps, lithographs and land plans that depict the world in a unique way, and gives collectors and map enthusiasts the opportunity to come together and peruse the items that are available at the fair.”

Held annually during the first weekend in February, the Miami International Map Fair provides both the serious collector and casual buyer with a weekend to browse antique maps, rare books, panoramas and atlases from around the world, as well as provide expert opinions and attend a series of special topical lectures. Visitors are also encouraged to bring in a map from their own collections for an expert opinion.

The 2015 lecturers include:
Jacqueline V. Nolan – Cartographer and GIS specialist with the Library of Congress’ Geography and Map Division

Richard H. Brown - A collector of maps, atlases and views relating to the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars (1755-1783)

William B. Ginsberg – A published and acclaimed scholar

Additionally, The Florida International University GIS Center has partnered with the Miami International Map Fair and will present interactive GIS presentations throughout the weekend.

Sat, 10am - 5pm
Sun, 12 - 5pm

Daily admission:
$20 for adults and children
$15 for HistoryMiami members
$10 for university students with ID

Weekend registration is $70 per person for HistoryMiami members and $80 for non-members and includes a VIP Private Preview, a cocktail reception with the map dealers, optional tours and complimentary lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Online Weekend Registration is open until February 3, 2015.

Parking is available at the Cultural Center Parking Garage, 50 NW 2 Avenue

101C West Flagler Street (downtown Miami)
Miami, FL
Book Fairs South
February 08 -
11, 2015
CODEX 2015: International Symposium & Book Fair
Symposium will feature:

Book Artists:
Carolee Campbell - Ninja Press
Innes Von Ketelhodt - Book Artist and Photographer
Ken Botnick - Printer, Publication Designer, and Professor of Art At Washington University in Saint Louis
Sam Winston - Book Artist, Sculpter, Artist

Keynote Speakers:
Robert Trujillo Special Collections, Stanford University
Alberto Manguel, Historian, Novelist, and Essayist

Book Fair: Exhibitor Registration will open June 1, 2014.

Sun, 11am - 4:30pm
Mon, 12:30pm - 6pm
Tue, 12:30pm - 6pm
Wed, 11am - 4pm

Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, CA
Educational Programs West
February 08, 2015
PBA Galleries
Rare Books & Manuscripts with Early Medical Works from the George Bray Collection (at Oakland)
Sale #553


PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
February 09, 2015
A City Built on Books: Pedro Mendoza and the Founding of Buenos Aires
An illustrated talk by Alberto Manguel

In 1536, Pedro de Mendoza arrived in South America and founded a city on the banks of a wide and muddy river. Mendoza named the city Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre, a name that the centuries would abbreviate to Buenos Aires. Five years later, due to the resistance of the natives and Mendoza’s own shortcomings, the city was abandoned, to be founded again in 1580 by Juan de Garay. Mendoza had brought with him a small collection of books that in a secret way define perhaps the city that he had imagined. Perhaps all cities are founded with a library in mind.

Alberto Manguel was born in Buenos Aires in 1948 and is now a Canadian citizen. He is the author of A History of Reading and The Library at Night. His latest book is Curiosity, to be published in March 2015 by Yale University Press.

This event is being held in conjunction with Rare Book Week West, February 5 - 12, 2015.

5 - 7pm

The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Other Events West
February 09, 2015
Property of a Collector in California.


30 Jan 2015 10:00 - 17:00 PST
31 Jan 2015 10:00 - 17:00 PST
01 Feb 2015 10:00 - 17:00 PST
05 Feb 2015 10:00 - 17:00 PST
06 Feb 2015 09:00 - 17:00 PST
07 Feb 2015 10:00 - 17:00 PST
08 Feb 2015 10:00 - 17:00 PST
09 Feb 2015 09:00 - 11:00 PST

220 San Bruno Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
February 10, 2015
The Trends in Art Book Publishing
Deborah Aaronson, Todd Bradway, Patricia Fidler, Arezoo Moseni, Lisa Pearson, Mark Polizzotti

The fundamental mission of a publisher is to make public. This panel, organized by Arezoo Moseni in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Phaidon Press, Siglio Press, Yale University Press and David Zwirner Books, delves into the current and future trends in art book publishing and investigates the circumstances making an art book groundbreaking and life-changing. The panel also tackles the myriad of possibilities advancing art book publishing in the commercial and academic marketplaces.

6 - 8pm

FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30pm
First come, first served

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
South Court Auditorium
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
February 12, 2015
Swann Auction Galleries
Vintage Posters
Sale 2373

Contains a fantastic selection of Art Nouveau images, including Alphone Mucha's 1898 set of four decorative Flowers panels, a large group of ski posters, and a premium section of Hebraica and Judaica posters.

10:30am & 1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, Feb 7 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Feb 9 10am - 6pm
Tue, Feb 10 10am - 6pm
Wed, Feb 11 10am - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 12, 2015
Heritage Auctions
The Art of Laika Studios Animation Art Including Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls
Sale #7129


February 10-12, 2015

Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor
Beverly Hills, CA
Auctions West
February 12, 2015
A Treasury of Devotion: Books of Hours and Their Owners
The Book of Hours was the laity's prayer book in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and often used as a tool for learning how to read as well as how to pray. Virginia Reinburg discusses how those fortunate enough to own Books of Hours often turned it into a collection of favorite prayers, images, pilgrim souvenirs, and family lore.

The Book of Hours was the best-selling book in France, England, and other parts of western Europe, from the late 14th century until the eve of the Reformation in the early 16th century. It was such an object of desire that it was often the only book owned by people who owned books. But why was a Latin prayer book a bestseller in an age of low literacy and uneven knowledge of Latin? For many book owners, a Book of Hours was a prized art object—a status symbol, or desired only for its beautiful images. But the question of "why a Latin prayer book" deserves further investigation. We get closer to an answer by recognizing that the Book of Hours was a book of many uses: it was an emblematic family possession, a primer for literacy, and an archive of prayers that families and individuals collected over the years.

Virginia Reinburg is associate professor of history at Boston College. Her research centers on religious life in early modern France. She recently published French Books of Hours: Making an Archive of Prayer, c. 1400-1600, a monograph on books of hours and practices of prayer. She is now working on pilgrimage, sacred landscapes, and the bonds linking religion, place, and nature in France from 1450–1750.


Free; reservations recommended.

Museum Lecture Hall
The Getty Center
The J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Lecture West
February 12, 2015
First Impression
Sale #3701

10:00am & 2:00pm

Christi's Showroom
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 13 -
17, 2015
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
A highlight of this year's show will be the " Hope Designer Showcase," curated by AD100 interior designer Scott Snyder. The exhibit will feature five room vignettes created by Snyder and other top interior designers, including Bruce Bierman, Jim Aman +John Meeks, Jennifer Post and Campion Platt. The designers will utilize fine art, furniture and decorative accessories from exhibitors in the show to create beautiful spaces that exemplify how antiques integrate into today's lifestyles.

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
Book Fairs South
February 19 -
21, 2015
Heritage Auctions
Comics & Comic Art
Sale #7104

Bidding Begins:Approx. January 30, 2015

Heritage Auctions
Ukrainian Institute of American
The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 19, 2015
Swann Auction Galleries
Fine Photographs
Sale 2374

Offers a range of 20th-century vintage, classical and contemporary photographs. Highlights include works by Ansel Adams and Lewis W. Hine and a selection of rare circus photographs by Edward J. Kelty.


Preview Dates
Sat, Feb 14 12pm - 5pm
Tue, Feb 17 12pm - 5pm
Wed, Feb 18 12pm - 5pm
Thu, Feb 19 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 19, 2015
PBA Galleries
The Pamela Harer Collection of Rare & Antiquarian Children's Books, Part II - Plus L. Frank Baum & Oziana
Sale #554


PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
February 19 -
20, 2015
Paint over Print: Hand-Colored Books and Maps of the Early Modern Period
This conference brings together scholars to consider different aspects of hand-colored books and printed maps from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries: the materials and techniques used; the aesthetics of hand coloring; how color alters the meaning of the work in question; and how the addition of color represents an interpretation or reinterpretation of the work.

Preliminary Program

Thursday, February 19
9 am: Registration

9:30-10: Welcome
Will Noel, Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania

10-10:45: "Theodor de Bry and Sons, Master Engravers and Printers for the Hand-Colored Book Market"
Michiel van Groesen, University of Amsterdam

10:45-11: Coffee break
11-11:45: "'To Give a Strong and Pleasing Effect': Hand-Coloring in Historical Context"
David Bosse, Historic Deerfield

12-1:30: Lunch break

1:30-2:15: "Hand-Colored Herbals"
Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania

2:30-3:15: "America's First 'Coloring Book': Theodor de Bry's 1590 edition of Thomas Harriot's
Briefe & True Report from the New-Found Land of Virginia"
Larry E. Tise, East Carolina University

3:15-3:30: Coffee break
3:30-4:15: "Authenticity and Authorship in Early Modern Colored Maps"
Stephanie Stillo, Washington and Lee University

4:15-4:30: Afternoon break
4:30-5:15: "Detecting Fakes and Forgeries in the Market for Hand-colored Books, Maps, and Prints"
Graham Arader, Arader Galleries, New York, NY

Friday, February 20
9-9:45: "Colored as its Creators Intended: Painted Maps in the 1513 Edition of Ptolemy's Geography"
Chet Van Duzer, Independent Scholar

10-10:45: "The Hand-coloring of Engraved Maps in the Shops of Ortelius and Mercator"
Marcel van den Broecke, Ortelius Maps, Soestdijkseweg, The Netherlands

10:45-11: Coffee break
11-11:45: "'Not Just for Ornament': Transparent Liquid Colors for Maps & Plans"
Joan Irving, Paper Conservator, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Wilmington, Delaware

11:45-12: Concluding Comments and Thank-you: Larry Tise & Chet Van Duzer

12-1:00: Lunch break

1:00-2:30: Conservation Center for Historic Art & Artifacts
264 S. 23rd Street, Philadelphia

Tour and Conversations with Conservators
Laura Hortz Stanton, Executive Director
Stephanie Bailey, Education Program Manager
2:30-3:00: Afternoon break
3:00-5:30: McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania
3355 Woodland Walk, Philadelphia

"Welcome and Introduction"
Daniel K. Richter, Director

"'An Ocean of Rumors': News from the Atlantic World"
Michiel van Groesen, University of Amsterdam
5:30-7:00: Reception and Discussions, McNeil Center

Registration is free, open to the public, and requested.

Class of 1978 Pavilion
Kislak Center for Special Collections
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
February 26, 2015
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
From the Earth to the Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs


27th January 2015
28th January 2015
Day of sale from 9.30am

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Bloomsbury London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
Auctions International
February 28, 2015
Arader Galleries
Natural History & Americana

This auction features prints by John James Audubon, from both his Birds of America series and 79 lots from his Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. There are also Globes, Historical Maps of North America, Rare Books, Natural History prints and Watercolors, as well as 30 works from Karl Bodmer's Travels in the Interior of North America.


Arader Galleries
1016 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic