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|January 27, 2020||Sotheby's - New York
Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana
In what is now a tradition, Books and Manuscripts will be joining our colleagues across other departments in celebrating Americana Week. Our sale is rich in significant and intriguing materials, both printed and manuscript. The auction features an outstanding selection of historical letters and documents from Joseph Rubinfine American Historical Autographs, including an extensive group of letters by George Washington and other material related to the American Revolution. A number of scarce handbills, broadsides, pamphlets, and ephemera (including a couple of examples of early American erotica) come from the private collection of Bailey Bishop. Among many other varied highlights are a scarce New York handbill reporting early news of the Boston Tea Party; a very fine copy of McKenney and Hall’s History of the Indian Tribes of North America; Alonso de Molina’s Aqui comiença un vocabulario en la lengua Castellana y Mexicana, the first edition of the first dictionary and indeed one of the earliest books to be printed in the Americas; a collection of some 1,900 British Parliamentary Acts, including many dealing with the British American Colonies; and two Black Ship Scrolls with provenance from the family of Commodore Matthew Perry.
Sotheby's - New York
New York, NYMore info
|January 30, 2020||Swann Auction Galleries
African-American Art from the Johnson Publishing Company
Artworks from the Offices of Ebony and Jet Magazines
Swann Auction Galleries
New York, NYMore info
|January 31, 2020 - February 1, 2020||San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair
Featuring: Antiquarian & Rare Books on All Subjects, First Editions, Maps & Exploration, Posters, Childrens Books, Illustrations & Art, Antique & Modern Prints, Vintage Photographs, Gastronomy, Autographs, Postcards, Ephemera, Manuscrips & Typography, Modern Literature, California & The West, Scince Fiction, Artist's Books
Fri 10am - 7pm
South San Francisco Conference Center
South San Francisco, CAMore info
|February 1, 2020 - February 15, 2020||Lifecycles Collections and Collecting
In this three-part lecture series, Collections Advisor Spencer W Stuart will introduce the range of life-cycles that a private collection can follow.
This series focuses on collections of fine art, antiquarian books, vintage photography and rare print materials. Spencer will present a variety of collection case studies, tracking their origins and development, and concluding with their redistribution. An opportunity for questions and discussion will follow.
This series takes place February 1, 8 and 15, 2020.
West Vancouver Art Museum
West Vancouver, BC CANADAMore info
|February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020||California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Welcome to the 53rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Pasadena California! In 2020, we are excited to feature Women's Suffrage in the United States with special exhibits and panels. We’re also hosting a celebration of the science fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury and continuing our support for the California Young Book Collector's Prize. We look forward to seeing you at our three-day event, which is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world.
Featuring over 150 booksellers from the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), this three-day event is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world. Visitors have the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, fine prints, photographs, ephemera, and more.
The artwork used in the promotion of the book fair is reproduced from artist Bertha Boye's beautiful "Votes for Women" poster. On October 10, 1911, California became the sixth state where women could vote equally with men, nine years before the 19th Amendment enfranchised women nationally. Boye's artwork is probably the most popular poster produced during the American suffrage movement. Her design won first place in a contest sponsored by the College Equal Suffrage League in San Francisco, and the image was later reproduced on cards, fliers and publicity stamps. For an entire week in August, stores in San Francisco featured the poster in their windows, often accompanied by decorations in suffrage yellow, which supporters referred to as "the color of success."
Boye's artwork is probably the most popular poster produced during the American suffrage movement. Her design, featuring a draped western suffragist posed against the Golden Gate as the sun sets behind her, won first place in a contest sponsored by the College Equal Suffrage League in San Francisco. The image was later reproduced on cards, fliers and publicity stamps.
Fri, Feb 7th 3pm - 8pm
$25: Preview on Friday 7th (includes Saturday and Sunday)
Students: $5.00 off admission (with current valid ID)
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, CAMore info