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January 10 -
April 22, 2017
HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library
Harvard faculty celebrate Houghton Library’s 75th anniversary with a masterclass on its outstanding collections.

Nearly 50 academics in fields ranging from astronomy to government reveal Houghton treasures of personal and professional significance. From a wanted poster for Lincoln’s assassins to Charlotte Brontë’s childhood handmade miniature books, the assembled objects represent formative encounters from their student days and careers at Harvard, and the inspiration behind countless publications, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller.

Each year, Harvard faculty lead hundreds of class sessions at Houghton, introducing generations of students to the learning and research potential of the university’s rich and varied special collections. Their ever-evolving perspectives constantly invigorate collections in the library’s care.
Houghton Library invites you to take part in this masterclass with Harvard’s world-renowned teachers and scholars by choosing your own track through this exhibition. We hope they inspire you to have your own encounters with the collections in the reading room, seminar rooms and online.

Join us for the official opening party for the exhibition HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library, and launch of the podcast series Houghton75. Monday, February 13, 5.30- 7.30 p.m.

Houghton Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Educational Programs New England
March 01, 2017
Drouot Live Auctions


Drouot - Richelieu Room 7
1 rue de la Grange Bateliere
Auctions International
March 01, 2017
Bonhams - London, Knightsbridge


26 Feb 2017 11:00 - 15:00 GMT
27 Feb 2017 09:00 - 16:30 GMT
28 Feb 2017 09:00 - 16:30 GMT
01 Mar 2017 09:00 - 12:00 GMT

Bonhams - London, Knightsbridge
Montpelier Street
London, Knightsbridge, ENGLAND
Auctions International
March 02, 2017
Swann Auction Galleries
19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
Sale #2437

Offering rare works by American and European masters from the last two centuries, highlights include a complete set of Marc Chagall’s Arabian Nights.

10:30am & 1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, Feb 25th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Feb 27th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Feb 28th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Mar 1st 10am - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
March 02, 2017
TEFAF Talks series 2017
‘Mediaeval Madness & Renaissance Glory’

Mediaeval manuscripts and rare books form a rich and relatively untapped collecting field with some very important material still available on the open market, sought after by museums and collectors alike. In times of economic uncertainty there is often a surge in buying traditional forms of art and as such this collecting area is enjoying a real renaissance. The talk aims to explore this idea of collecting.

In association with Apollo Magazine

Thomas Marks, Editor of Apollo, will chair this talk with Dr. Jörn Günther, a leading dealer in mediaeval manuscripts, Daniel Crouch, who specializes in early cartography and rare books, and Scot McKendrick, Head of Western Heritage Collections at the British Library.

8am – 9:30am
Doors open at 7:30am

You must book in advance to confirm your place at this unique experience.

Ticket price: £35 + 13.5% service charge per person, to include smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and mini pastries.

The Conservatory
The Arts Club
40 Dover Street
Other Events International
March 04 -
05, 2017
Stockholm Antiquarian Book Fair 2017
The World's Best Books, The World's Best Booksellers

Sat 11am - 5pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm

Royal Academy of Art
Fredsgatan 12/Jakobsgatan 27c (Hiss)
Book Fairs International
March 08, 2017
Heritage Auctions
Rare Books Signature Auction
Sale #6174


Full Preview
March 6-8, 2017
Heritage Auctions
445 Park Avenue, 15th Floor

DoubleTree Metropolitan
569 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
March 09 -
12, 2017
ABAA NY Antiquarian Book Fair
From March 9-12, 2017 book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair, bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. The diversity of specialties includes art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana, and much more.

This book fair is officially sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. This means that the consumer can rely upon the experience and professionalism of participating dealers and the authenticity of the items available for purchase. Simply stated, all books, manuscripts and related material have been carefully examined for completeness and bibliographic accuracy.

Thur March 9 5-9pm

Open Hours
Fri March 10 noon - 8pm
Sat March 11 noon - 7pm
Sun March 12 noon - 5pm

Preview Pass
$50 (includes one daily re-admission)

Daily Admission $25
Students $10 (with valid ID)
Student tickets only available at the door
Run of Show: $40

Tickets will go on sale January 2017

Discovery Day, Sunday, 1pm-3pm

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue (between 66th & 67th Streets)
New York, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
March 09, 2017
Swann Auction Galleries
Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
Sale #2438

Featuring early English books, this sale runs the gamut from religion to romance in the dawn of the Renaissance.


Preview Dates
Sat, Mar 4th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Mar 6th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Mar 7th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Mar 8th 10am - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
March 09, 2017
Bonhams - New York

Bonhams - New York
580 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
March 09, 2017
Michaan's Auctions
A Prominent San Francisco Library from the Andrew F. Burke Family

Michaan’s is pleased to announce the sale of a prominent San Francisco private library consisting of over 14,000 hardcover books that were accumulated over a period of fifty years by one family and kept in their Pacific Heights estate since the 1920s.

The collection is strong in history with great emphasis on American Presidential and Constitutional history, including volumes on Abraham Lincoln. British and French history is also well represented including major collections on Napoleon and World Wars I and II. Of special interest is a lovingly assembled collection of books on all aspects of Irish history, including many 19th century works.

There are over 50 sets of fine quality leather-bound volumes as well as over 100 sets of cloth bound books. The family built and preserved this collection over a period of 40 years. One seldom sees so many vintage titles preserved so well.

Additional subjects featured are Catholicism, Communism, Russian and California history with a strong emphasis on the history of the missions.

Do not miss the opportunity to preview and inspect this massive private collection - only once or twice in a generation does one see an accumulation of this size and content.


Sat, March 4, 10am - 5pm
Sun, March 5, 9am - 5pm
Mon, March 6, 9am - 5pm
Tue, March 7, 9am - 5pm
Wed, March 8, 9am - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am

Main Gallery
Michaan's Auctions
2751 Todd Street
Alameda, CA
Auctions West
March 10, 2017
New York City Book and Ephemera Fair
Satellite Fair to NY Rare Book Week, less than a miles from the NY Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Ave Armory

8am - 7pm

$15 Adults
$8 Youths (12-21)

Free Shuttle bus to the Park Ave. Armory, continuous service
first trip leaves Armory 7:45am
last shuttle leaves Wallace Hall 3:45pm

Wallace Hall
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
980 Park Avenue
New York, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
March 10 -
19, 2017
7,000 years of art history


Alongside the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques and classical antiquities that cover approximately half of the fair, you can also find modern and contemporary art, photographs, jewelry, 20th century design and works on paper.

10-18 March from 11 AM – 7 PM
19 March from 11 AM – 6 PM

Entrance: €40
Catalogue: €25
Entrance plus catalogue: € 60
Accompanied children <12: free
Accompanied children: 12-18: €20
Season ticket (excluding catalogue): €100

MECC Maastricht
Forum 100
Art/Antiques Fairs International
March 11, 2017
The Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair & Fine Press Book Fair - The Shadow Show!
This is the one you've heard so much about - The Hip Shadow Show!

Designed as a complimentary companion to the Armory Fair, Professional Vintage Book & Ephemera Dealers from throughout the United States, Canada & Europe will present the best in Fine Rare & Unusual Old Books, as well as Poetry, Prose, Political, Social, Historical, Children's, Maps, Autographs, Prints, Posters, Ephemera, and Much, Much More at one of the finest venues in New York!

Dealers, Collectors, Scholars, Students, and Decorators alike flock to this wonderful event for the best selection, wonderful finds, and desirable treasures found only here!

Special features include Appraisals from 1-3pm by John Bruno, Star of Market Warriors and Guest Appraisers!

10am - 5pm

$15 Adult
$7 Youths 13-21
Free Under 13 w/Paid Adult

Church of St. Vincent Ferrer
869 Lexington Avenue (at 66th Street)
New York, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
March 11, 2017
Potter & Potter Auctions

Our March auction features entertainment memorabilia: movie posters, autographs, photographs, guitars and instruments (many of them signed), and a strong selection of KISS collectibles.

A strong assotment of movie posters - from the silent to the modern era - and much more will make up the movie memorabilia portion of the sale. Contracts, personal photographs, costumes, signed instruments, and much more will go on the block in the music portion of the sale.


Previews take place in the gallery from March 8-10th from 10am - 5pm.

Potter & Potter Auctions
3759 N. Ravenswood, Suite 121
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
March 16 -
19, 2017
Melbourne Art Book Fair
Leading international art book publishers and local practitioners converge at the NGV for the annual Melbourne Art Book Fair (MABF), featuring publisher stalls, a talks program, book launches and performances and after-hours events. In 2017 there will be an accompanying International Typography Symposium presented in conjunction with the RMIT Design Futures Lab. Drawing over 29,000 visitors to NGV International since its inaugural year in 2015, the Fair engages established and emerging publishers in a large-scale event. For MABF 2017, Sydney-based paper engineer Benja Harney will respond to the Great Hall venue with a colourful paper design commission.

Open 10am – 5pm

General entry is free

NGV International
180 St Kilda Road
Book Fairs International
March 16, 2017
Swann Auction Galleries
Vintage Posters
Sale #2439

Posters of all varieties will be offered, including exhibitions, Art Nouveau, Work Incentive and Judaica. Highlights include a premier selection of skiing and resort advertisements.

10:30am & 1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, Mar 11th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Mar 13th 10pm - 6pm
Tue, Mar 14th 10pm - 6pm
Wed, Mar 15th 10pm - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
March 16, 2017
Kestenbaum Auction


March 13th-15th: 10am - 6pm

Kestenbaum Auction
242 West 30th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
March 17 -
18, 2017
2017 Mark Samuels Lasner Collection Exhibition and Symposium
“Celebrating the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection: Rare Books and Manuscripts, Victorian Literature and Art”

Keynote Speaker: Elaine Showalter, Professor Emerita of English at Princeton University

On March 17 and 18, 2017, the University of Delaware will host a two-day symposium, “Celebrating the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection: Rare Books and Manuscripts, Victorian Literature and Art.” In addition to Elaine Showalter, the speakers will include Mark Dimunation (Library of Congress), Barbara Heritage (Rare Book School, University of Virginia), Edward Maggs (Maggs Bros. Ltd., London), Joseph Bristow (UCLA), Linda K. Hughes (Texas Christian University), Margaretta S. Frederick (Delaware Art Museum), William S. Peterson (Emeritus, University of Maryland), David Taylor (UK historian and author), and Margaret D. Stetz (University of Delaware).

The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

“Victorian Passions: Stories from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection”

February 14 – June 3, 2017
Special Collections Gallery, Morris Library

Reading Room, Morris Library
Morris Library
181 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
March 17 -
18, 2017
2017 Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair

Fri 4pm - 8:30pm
Sat 10am - 4pm

Fri $5
Sat $2

Sid Cutter Pilot's Pavilion
4900 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE
Albuquerque, NM
Book Fairs Southwest
March 18 -
19, 2017
Ephemera 37 Fair
The top ephemera fair in the country!

Sat, Mar 18, 10am - Sun, Mar 19, 4pm

Hyatt Regency
1800 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT
Book Fairs New England
March 19, 2017
Worth Auctions
Fine Art, Antique Prints, Audubon, Automotive, Equestrian, Golf, Native American, etc.

Worth Auctions is pleased to present an extensive and carefully selected group of fine and decorative prints, paintings, and drawings.

Central to this specialist art sale is a fine array of antique natural history prints by such masters as Audubon, Wolf, Thornton, Smit, Ettingshausen, Redoute, Catesby, and Gould. These include scores of classic ornithological and botanical images as well as compelling renderings of rarer subjects like tigers and buffalo.

Modern and contemporary pieces will also be featured, including an early Jim Dine masterpiece; several pastel portraits by Howard L. Munns; and distinctive paintings by First Nation artists Gerda Christofferson, James Allen, and James Marshall Speck that are ex-collection of a major Canadian museum.

Automotive enthusiasts will take great interest in the unique vintage concept drawings by noted designers like Alex Tremulis, Richard Arbib, and William A. Moore, as well as the series of pochoir prints of early race cars by Gamy-Montaut.

Likewise, sporting fans will enjoy Marco Ceri's oil on copper scenes of Edwardian golfers, poloists, and tennis players, as well as Girard Thibault’s seventeenth-century fencing prints.

Also worthy of special mention are a quintet of hand-colored aquatints after Karl Bodmer depicting American Indians; a series of lithographs by David Roberts showing monuments of the Near East; a majestic color lithograph of the Grand Canyon after Thomas Moran; a pair of Western etchings by Edward Borein; and an excellent example of Eugene Delacroix's famous 1865 etching "Juive d'Alger."


Worth Auctions
2085 Dryden Road (Route 13)
Freeville, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
March 20 -
30, 2017
Rare Books Edinburgh Festival
Rare Books Edinburgh is a new festival dedicated to rare, collectable, and important books and the history of the book. Edinburgh's finest bookish institutions have arranged talks, exhibitions, and workshops for collectors, bibliophiles, and book-lovers, the majority of them free to all.

The talks include introductions suitable for budding book-lovers and those merely curious about the history of the book, along with scholars delving into their latest research. Collections rarely seen by the public will be show some of their treasures. At the centre is Scotland's largest and most prestigious book fair, with specialist dealers in rare and collectable books from all over Britain (and farther afield) offering selections from their stock. The Book Fair will be opened by Ian Rankin OBE, creator of Inspector Rebus.

Edinburgh Book Fair: March 24th & 25th
Fri 12pm - 7pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Dunedin & Canongate Suites, Radisson Blu Hotel, 80 High Street, Royal Mile

Various locations
Festival International
March 21, 2017
Swann Auction Galleries
Illustration Art
Sale #2440

Featuring iconic and familiar originals, with new-to-market works by Charles Addams, Al Hirschfeld’s drawings of Audrey Hepburn, and 1930s magazine covers by Erté.


Preview Dates
Fri, Mar 17th 10am - 6pm
Sat, Mar 18th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Mar 20th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Mar 21st 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
March 21, 2017
Forum Auctions
Editions and Works on Paper


Viewing Times (-)

Forum Auctions, 220 Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LP
Monday 13th March - Thursday 16th March
By Appointment

The Westbury Hotel, London W1S 2YF
Sunday 19th March 12.00noon - 6.00pm
Monday 20th March 9.00am - 8.00pm
Tuesday 21st March 9.00am - 11.00am

The Westbury Hotel
38 Conduit Street
Auctions International
March 22, 2017
Sale #3162


18 March, 11am - 6pm
19 March, 2pm - 6pm
20 March, 11am - 7pm
21 March, 11am - 6pm
22 March, 11am - 3pm

7 Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées
Auctions International
March 24 -
26, 2017
Milan International Antiquarian Book Fair

Fri, March 24th 17:00 - 21:00
Sat, March 25th 10:00 - 20:00
Sun, March 26th 10:00 - 17:30

Cloth Shop
Via San Gregorio
Milan, ITALY
Book Fairs International
March 24, 2017
Heritage Auctions
Texana and Western Americana Grand Format Auction
Sale #6171

Full Preview
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
March 24 -
25, 2017
Edinburgh Book Fair
Scotland's largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fair, the Edinburgh Book Fair is a major event in the calendars of collectors, librarians, specialists, and bookdealers around the UK.

This year the book fair will be opened by Ian Rankin OBE, famed creator of Inspector Rebus.

Fri 12pm - 7pm
Sat 10am - 5pm

Dunedin & Canongate Suites
Radisson Blu Hotel
80 High Street
Royal Mile
Book Fairs International
March 25, 2017
Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
There is free parking on site. Food service will also be offered. You will shop 60 exhibitors, representing thousands of rare and collectible books, maps, photos, graphics, postcards and ephemeral items.

9:45am - 5pm

$5 Admission

Scottish Rite Temple
6151 H Street
Sacramento, CA
Book Fairs West
March 25, 2017
Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Ephemera
Sale #1015

3pm - 6pm

Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
4705 Northside Drive, Suite 200
Macon, GA
Auctions South
March 30, 2017
Swann Auction Galleries
Printed & Manuscript African Americana
Sale #2441

Offering powerful material from the formation of the Montgomery Improvement Association, Frederick Douglass, and a previously unrecorded photograph of Harriet Tubman.

10:30am & 1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, Mar 25th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Mar 27th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Mar 28th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Mar 29th 10am - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
March 30, 2017
Forum Auctions
Fine Books and Works on Paper
including Modern Literature, Private Press, Children’s Books, Antiquarian Books and Pictures


Viewing Times (-)

Forum Auctions, 220 Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LP
Tuesday 21st March 10.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 22nd March 10.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 23rd March 10.00am - 5.30pm
or by appointment
The Westbury Hotel, London W1S 2YF
Tuesday 28th March 11.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 29th March 9.30am - 6.00pm
Thursday 30th March from 9.30am

The Westbury Hotel
38 Conduit Street
Auctions International
March 30, 2017
Bloomsbury London
Books and Works on Paper


Tue, Mar 28th 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wed, Mar 29th 9.30am - 5.30pm
Day of Sale from 9.30am

Bloomsbury London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
Auctions International
March 31 -
April 01, 2017
This symposium is co-organized by Aaron M. Hyman (University of California, Berkeley) and Juliet Sperling (University of Pennsylvania). It is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, through a partnership of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School and the Andrew W. Mellon Object-Based Learning Initiative between the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The goal of this symposium is to dissect the interpretive aims of “materiality studies” through a focused lens of works on paper. In recent years, “materiality” has become a buzzword across the humanities, and an impressive range of methods, investigative starting points, and analytic goals have come to rest under the term’s mantle. But in grouping this diverse array of approaches under a single heading, does each method’s unique potential risk becoming flattened and obscured? An illustrated book might just as easily inspire a reconsideration of workshop practices as it could a chemical investigation of ink formulae; are social history and chemistry, to name just these two examples, justifiably held together within the rubric of materiality?

The institutional landscape of object-based study has had a role to play in miscommunications about the goals of focusing on materiality. As art historians, we have noticed that materiality, as a concept, has often complicated communication between scholars of art objects in academic and museum settings. Conversations about process and the substance of things in the academy often veer quite far from the ways of engaging objects with which curators and conservators have long been deeply invested. In light of this muddled translation across institutions, we have chosen to focus this symposium on a single genre of objects that rely upon the materials of paper and ink. Books, prints, drawings, and documents, to name but a few examples, attract intense interest across not only museums and the academy but also libraries, archives, and antiquarian collections. By looking at the spectrum of approaches generated by these materials, this symposium works towards answering a pressing question: do the academy, museum, archive, and library define “materiality” differently? And, if so, what are future avenues towards intersection and collaboration?

The questions and objectives of this symposium have been shaped by the emerging field of “critical bibliography,” which unites scholars from a range of disciplinary and methodological backgrounds around the central axis of the book. We aim to map these connections onto art history by gathering academics, archivists, artists, conservators, and curators to think together about shared and divergent premises and, most importantly, goals for object-based study. The symposium will interweave hands-on workshops led by curators, conservators and artists with public talks by materially-focused scholars. In turn, discussions will not solely center on formal presentations, but will extend to alternative venues: the conservation lab, the studio, and the study room.

To begin addressing the symposium’s driving questions, we will ask participants to present “materialist” case studies of 20 minutes in length, and then to devote at least 5 additional minutes to explicitly addressing how “materiality” operates in their work. What are the analytic goals of a materially focused account? Where and how does such an inquiry begin? And, finally, how do those aims and methods relate to the field’s broader material turn? Talks may engage these questions in relationship to works on paper across time, and from any geographic origin.

Between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the University of Pennsylvania's Kislak Center for Special Collections
Philadelphia, PA
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
March 31 -
April 01, 2017
2017 New York Photo Show
Photo Collectors and dealers from the US, Europe, Canada and as far away as Australia will be exhibiting their collections for your consideration. This affordable table top show will attract the top buyers, looking for bargains, and the top sellers looking to reach the top buyers when they re in the mood to buy.

There will be something for everyone interested in images, including some very rare and collectible pieces that seldom go on sale. It is the most entertainment you can get in a day in the city, for a VERY Affordable admission price.

Early Buyers 8am - 10am $40.00
Regular Admission 10am - 5pm $20.00

Regular Admission 10am - 5pm $10.00
Students & Teachers with valid ID $5.00

New York Sheraton
Times Square / Central Park
811 7th Avenue @ 53rd Street
New York, NY
Other Events Mid-Atlantic