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December 2, 2021 - December 7, 2021 Firsts Online

Over international exhibitors will be offering over 2,000 highlights from 2pm GMT on Thursday 2 December. Highlights are fresh to the market with new items added throughout the event. 

Firsts Online is the quarterly digital staging of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s premier summer fair, Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair. Developed initially as a replacement for the 2020 edition of the fair. Firsts Online now provides our members and ILAB affiliate dealers a convenient means of showcasing their stock or highlights on a high-quality digital platform, throughout the year. Following the online fairs in 2020, the brand Firsts, has now been separated into two distinct areas; the physical fair taking place each spring, and the online fairs which occur approximately every quarter. 

London, UK

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Book Fairs Virtual
December 2, 2021 - December 4, 2021 Getman's Virtual Bibliophilic Holiday Gift Fair

Books & Ephemera Fair

Truly unique gifts for someone you love (including yourself): rare books ⬩ manuscripts ⬩ maps ⬩ ephemera. Extra items will be added as items are sold

A special 4 day fair with an extra 800 items added the final day.

Thu, 12pm - Sat 6pm (Eastern time)

Getman's
Impact Events Group, Inc
PO Box 247
Lexington, MA 02420

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Book Fairs Virtual
December 3, 2021 - December 4, 2021 2021 Northampton Antiquarian Book, Ephemera, and Book Arts Fair

The sixth edition of the Northhampton Book Fair is housed at the NCAT. For exhibitors and attendees, there are more than 100 free, on-site parking spaces surrounding the 25,000 square foot building, which is just one block off Main Street.  Access to the building, for exhibitor load-in and load-out, is excellent with wide outdoor ramps and large elevators indoors to all three levels.  The Community Arts Trust is a recently renovated, energy efficient structure with new wood floors, excellent acoustics and lighting, designed to invite prospective visitors into their building.  During these pandemic times, you can rest assured that our venue has state-of-the-art HVAC systems with HEPA filters, assuring a safe and healthful indoor environment.

Fri 5pm - 8pm
Sat 9am - 4pm

$5 Admission Students & Children Free
​​$10 Admission Saturday 9am - 11am to benefit Forbes

Northampton Community Arts Trust (NCAT)
33 Hawley Street

Northampton, MA

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Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
December 3, 2021 Sotheby's - London

Books and Manuscripts: 19th and 20th Century

The sale presents an exceptional selection of fine first editions, rare autograph manuscripts and signed photographs. Especially notable is the offering of charming children’s literature and illustrations as well as works by Churchill, Hayek, Miline, Rackham and Rowling.

2:00pm

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street

London, UK

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December 9, 2021 Doyle Online Auction

Rare Books, Autographs & Maps: including final selections from the Estate of Arnold “Jake” Johnson.

The auction will feature Americana, including rare materials relating to War of 1812 naval hero Captain James Lawrence who famously said “Don’t give up the ship!” Other highlights include Cotton Mather’s 1702 Magnalia Christi Americana and McKenney & Hall’s hand-colored History of the Indian Tribes of North America.

Maps feature Ortelius’ world map Typus Orbis Terrarum and the continents with Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio, all from a circa 1575 Latin edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

Literature includes a first edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass in the first binding. Autographs include an inscribed copy of John F. Kennedy’s The Strategy of Peace and a fine portrait photograph inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt. Early printing includes Tasso’s sumptuously illustrated 1745 Gerusalemme Liberata and Palladio’s 1726 Architecture, divisee en quatre livres. Final selections from the large sporting library built by Arnold “Jake” include the rare American color-plate work Wild Scenes and Song-Birds, 1855, and William Schreiner's uncommon Sporting Manual: A Complete Treatise on Fishing, Fowling and Hunting as Applicable to this Country, 1841.

10am

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Doyle
175 East 87th Street

New York, NY

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