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February 01 -
02, 2019
Rare Books LA
This is a rare book fair for the modern age, bringing together fine works on paper.

Featuring 100 of the finest specialists in antiquarian books, fine prints, photography, and ephemera from throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Fri 2pm - 8pm
Sat 10am - 6pm

Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Los Angeles, CA
Book Fairs West
February 03 -
06, 2019
Codex Book Fair & Symposium
Once again, CODEX VII Book Fair will take place at the spacious Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. The venue boasts panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline from a waterfront setting.

Sun, Feb 3rd 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Mon, Feb 4th 12:30pm - 6pm
Tue, Feb 5th 12:30pm - 6pm
Wed, Feb 6th 10am - 3pm

Multi-day: $30
Single-day: $10
Student (with ID): $5

SYMPOSIUM:
Mon, Feb 4th 8:15am - 11am
Tue, Feb 5th 8:30am - 11am
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley

Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbor Way South
Richmond, CA
Book Fairs West
February 07, 2019
PBA Galleries - Oakland
The Book Fair Century: One Hundred Fine Books
Sale #666

Plus Books Sold to Benefit the ABAA Benevolent Fund

A select assemblage of rare and collectible books, manuscripts, photographs, prints, and other items, ranging from the 16th to 21st centuries, and spanning a broad range of subject matter. The first seventy-five lots in the auction are donated by members of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and are sold for the benefit of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Benevolent Fund. The final one hundred lots comprise material consigned to PBA Galleries, ranging from antiquarian rarities by Aristotle and Thomas Hobbes to hard-boiled detection by Dashiell Hammett.

10am

Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Auctions West
February 08 -
10, 2019
California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Featuring the collections and rare treasures of over 200 booksellers from over 30 different countries the California International Antiquarian Book Fair is recognized as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books. The California International Antiquarian Book Fair gives visitors the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare and valuable books, manuscripts, autographs, graphics, photographs, print ephemera, and much more.

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Book Fairs West
February 09 -
10, 2019
San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair

Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 5pm

$12 admission (good both days)
Children 12 & Under free

South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S. Airport Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA
Book Fairs West
February 10, 2019
Zamorano Celebrates 90: Honoring the Contributions of Women to Books and Book Collecting in Southern California
In 2018, the Zamorano Club, the oldest bibliophilic club in Southern California, issued a volume of essays exploring the historic contributions of women booksellers, printers, and collectors in California. This panel brings together five contributors to discuss the project. The panel will be moderated by ABAA member Kait Manning.



Featuring:



* Jean Gillingwators, editor and project coordinator of Zamorano Celebrates 90

* Judy Sahak, Librarian Emerita at Scripps College, first woman president of the Zamorano Club

* ABAA member Jen Johnson on printer Lillian Marks of the Plantin Press (1909-1991)

* ABAA member Brad Johnson on bookseller Peggy Christian (1915-1986)

* Gary Kurutz of the California State Library Foundation on bookseller Alice Millard (1873-1938)

9:30am - 11am

Free & open to the public

Skyline Room
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Other Events West
February 21, 2019
PBA Galleries
Rare Americana - Travel & Exploration - Hawaii - World History - Cartography
Sale #667

Over 400 lots of rare, significant, and captivating material revealing the exploration, history, culture, ethnology, and geographic knowledge of the world, from the unknowm western reaches of North America to the vast plains of central Asia, with a little bit of paradise in the South Sea. Includes are books, maps, prints, photographs, manuscript material, ephemera, and more.

11am

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
February 01 -
03, 2019
Miami International Map Fair
Explore exceptional antique maps, rare antiquarian books and intriguing atlases at the Miami International Map Fair.

Friday, February 1 is a private preview evening event for Full Access Weekend Registrants and Dealers only.

The fair is open to the public on
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
Other Events South
February 13 -
19, 2019
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
The 15th Annual Palm Beach Show Continues its Reputation as the Most Prestigious Art, Antique and Jewelry Show in the Nation.

Thu 11am – 7pm
Fri 11am – 7pm
Sat 11am – 7pm
Sun 11am – 7pm
Mon 11am – 7pm
Tue 11am – 6pm

Exclusive Vernissage Preview – Invitation Only
Wed, Feb 13th 4pm – 6pm

Opening Night Preview Party
Wed, Feb 13th 7pm – 10pm

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
Art/Antiques Fairs South
February 02, 2019
Potter & Potter Auctions
Fine Books & Manuscripts

We start the new year with an auction of books and manuscripts focused on Chicago, celebrating the city’s art and architecture, literature, sports, notable inhabitants, and historic events from the Great Fire to the present. Highlights include scarce pre-Fire imprints, early Chicago Cubs sheet music, and a vintage model of Fort Dearborn. Other sessions in the sale will feature comic books, children’s literature, Americana, fine prints, vintage photography, and posters.

10am

PREVIEW:
Jan 30th — Feb 1st 10am — 5pm

Potter & Potter Auctions
3759 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 121
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
February 07, 2019
Swann Auction Galleries
Vintage Posters
Sale #2498

10am & 1:30pm

PREVIEW:
Sat, Feb 2nd 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Feb 4th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Feb 5th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Feb 6th 10am - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 13, 2019
BOOK HISTORY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTS: OLD BOOKS AS DIGITAL OBJECTS
The guest speaker for this event is Sarah Werner, independent scholar, editor of the blog Wynken de Worde books, early modern culture, post-modern readers and the author of the forthcoming Studying Early Printed Books 1450-1800: A Practical Guide.

We are used to reading texts with our eyes—reading the words and images for their content (in fact, this is so obvious it’s odd to describe it). But we also read texts with our fingers—the feel of the materials, the act of navigating through a codex or scroll, and the feel of the weight shifting or paper folding as we move through the content all contribute to our understanding of the work we’re reading. This talk will use the practice of reading with our fingers to explore how we experience old books in that other sense of being digital—as bits of data able to be seen and manipulated by computer software. How does the transformation of early printed texts into digital images change how we use and understand the books we study and teach? And how can we take advantage of and respond to these changes without losing the tactile experience of reading material texts?

RSVP is required

6pm - 9pm

Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library
535 W. 114 Street
New York, NY
Lecture Mid-Atlantic
February 16 -
17, 2019
Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair
BIGGEST SHOW IN YEARS!

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

PS3 Charrett School
490 Hudson Street
New York, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
February 21, 2019
Swann Auction Galleries
Photographs: Art & Visual Culture
Sale #2499

1:30pm

PREVIEW:
Thu, Feb 14th 12pm - 5pm
Fri, Feb 15th 12pm - 5pm
Sat, Feb 16th 12pm - 5pm
Tue, Feb 19th 12pm - 5pm
Wed, Feb 20th 12pm - 5pm
Thu, Feb 21st 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 24, 2019
Rennert’s Gallery
PAI-LXXVII: Rare Posters

11am

435 lots

VIEWING:
Fri, Feb 8th - Sat, Feb 23rd
Daily: 11am-6pm

Rennert’s Gallery
26 W. 17th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 28 -
March 14, 2019
Doyle - Timed Online Only
Travel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Following the recent success of the online sales of property from the collection of Arnold “Jake” Johnson (1930-2017), Doyle is pleased to offer an impressive array of books relating to Travel and Sport in India and Asia from the same collection. The current sale comprises over 250 lots of books and is offered as a timed online-only auction on Doyle.com. Bidding will open on Thursday, February 28 and close on Thursday, March 14, 2019 beginning at 12pm EST. The public is invited to view the books at Doyle from 10am-5pm on Friday, March 8; Monday, March 11; and Tuesday, March 12. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.

A true bibliophile, Johnson was an inveterate collector of rare items related to angling, travel, expeditions in India and Africa, English sporting and color-plate, 19th century big game hunting, and Western Americana. His collection includes hundreds of rare books, hand-written accounts of hunting expeditions, striking examples of 19th century photographic travel albums, and elusive bibliographies and facsimiles of major works. This remarkable and extensive collection, numbering in the thousands of volumes, is being offered an ongoing series of live and online auctions.

Soft close begins Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 12pm EDT

Exhibition Dates
Fri, Mar 08 10am – 5pm
Mon, Mar 11 10am – 5pm
Tue, Mar 12 10am – 5pm

Doyle
175 East 87th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 21 -
23, 2019
Heritage Auctions - Dallas
Comics & Comic Art
Sale #7204

Bidding Begins Approx.: February 1, 2019

Full Preview: February 20-21, 2019

Heritage Auctions - Dallas
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
February 28, 2019
Waverly Rare Books & Prints
Presidential & Americana

A letter written by Abraham Lincoln in the early days of the Civil War, a document from 1793 signed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson; and a rare first-edition copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) are a few of the highlight lots. Items from the Kennedy, Nixon, Roosevelt and Truman White House years make up a significant portion of the sale.

6pm

PREVIEW:
Sat, Feb 19th 10am - 12pm
Mon, Feb 21st 10am – 5pm
Tue, Feb 22nd 10am – 6pm
Wed, Feb 23rd 10am – 6pm
Thu, Feb 24th 10am – 6pm

Waverly Rare Books
360 S. Washington Street
Falls Church, VA
Auctions South
February 05, 2019
Sotheby's - London
The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

After 142 years on New Bond Street, one of London’s oldest commercial art galleries, The Fine Art Society, is to offer a selection of works which both encapsulate and celebrate their history on Bond Street. The sale this February will include pieces by some of the most prominent artists, printmakers, architect-designers and craftsmen of the last 150 years; from James McNeil Whistler, to Sir Peter Blake, work from luminary artists will help tell the story of this unique London institution.

10:30am

Fri, Feb 1st 9am - 4:30pm
Sat, Feb 2nd 12pm - 5:00pm
Sun, Feb 3rd 12pm - 5:00pm
Mon, Feb 4th 9am - 4:30pm

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
February 28, 2019
Modern First Editions - Online

10:30am

VIEWINGS:
Mon, Mar 25th 9.30am – 5.30pm
Tue, Mar 26th 9.30am – 5.30pm
Wed, Mar 27th 9.30am - 5.30pm
Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall

London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
February 20, 2019
Christie's - Paris
Marc Litzler Library
Sale #17576

2pm

Christie's - Paris
9 Avenue Matignon
Paris, FRANCE
Auctions International
February 21, 2019
El Remate Subastas
AUCTION OF ANTIQUE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, PRINTS, ENGRAVINGS, MAPS AND COLLECTING ON PAPER

18.00

Exhibition: Since February 11 from 9.00 to 18.00

El Remate Subastas
Modesto Lafuente, 12
Madrid, SPAIN
Auctions International