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April 12 -
14, 2019
The LA Art Book Fair
Initiated in 2013, LAABF is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair. The two fairs are among the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community.

LAABF 2019 will welcome hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, including a broad range of artists and collectives, small presses, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors. With a commitment to diversity and representation, the event will serve as a meeting place for an extended community of publishers and book enthusiasts, as well as a site for dialog and exchange around all facets of arts publishing.

Preview: Thursday, April 11

Free admission

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Book Fairs West
April 18, 2019
PBA Galleries
Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography
Sale #671

Section I: Travel & Exploration, World History, Lots 1-108

Section II: Atlases & Geographies, Lots 109-173

Section III: Maps, Prints & Views, Lots 174-276

Section IV: Lots sold without reserve, Lots 277-312

Over 300 lots of scarce and significant material on travels to the far reaches of the globe, and the mapping of the geographic discoveries made. Included are maps, books, photographs, manuscripts, and more, with an important selection of atlases and geographies, and numerous individual maps from the 16th to 20th centuries.


Mon, Apr 15th 1pm - 5pm
Tue, Apr 16th 9am - 5pm
Wed, Apr 17th 9am - 5pm
Thu, Apr 18th, 9am - 11am

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
April 27, 2019
2019 S.F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose
This event celebrates letterpress printing, typography, book arts, ephemera, fine paper, printmaking, and allied arts. Print enthusiasts, students, educators, graphic designers, typophiles, artists, and printers new or old can enjoy the demonstrations, tours, and array of vendors and exhibitors.

We are on track to equal or exceed the record number of demos and vendors, and visitors in 2019. People young and old will crank our one-ton Hacker Test Press to print their own jumbo wood type posters. Other demos feature silkscreen printing, hand typesetting, printing on table-top presses, papermaking, and bookbinding.

10am - 3pm

Film Screening Tuesday April 23, 2019

As part of the festivities, the San Jose Printers’ Guild and the SJSU Art Department will be co-hosting a free film screening of Proceed and Be Bold! a documentary about letterpress artist Amos Kennedy. Doors open at 7:30pm; the screening will start at 7:45pm.

History Park
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA
Other Events West
April 18, 2019
Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Rare Karl Lagerfeld Fashion Drawings

Urban Culture Auctions in association with Palm Beach Modern Auctions is excited to present a rare collection of fashion drawings/sketches by Karl Lagerfeld from the Tiziani Archives. In 1963, American designer Evans Richards opened a fashion house in Rome under the name Tiziani, employing Karl Lagerfeld as his fellow couturier in the firm. Palm Beach Modern Auctions first offered a selection of sketches and memorabilia from the Tiziani Estate in a January 2014 sale which gained worldwide press and a blog post from Choupette (Karl Lagerfeld's Birman cat). Additional pieces from the same collection have recently become available, offered in this sale.


Mon, Apr 15th - Wed, Apr 17th 10am - 5pm
Thu, Apr 18th 10am (day of the sale

Palm Beach Modern Auctions
417 Bunker Road
West Palm Beach, FL
Auctions South
April 26 -
28, 2019
Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair is the oldest and largest fair of its kind in the Southeastern United States.

The book fair features dealers specializing in books of every age and subject matter, antique maps, ephemera and other paper collectibles.

Friday, April 26, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission $10; This ticket is a 3-day pass, providing admission access all weekend

Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 4pm

Free for Children under 12 & for students with ID.

Free Parking

St. Petersburg Coliseum
535 4th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL
Book Fairs South
April 27, 2019
Potter & Potter Auctions
The Magic Collection of Ray Goulet

A well-loved collector, publisher, producer, performer, and friend to all magicians, Ray Goulet amassed one of the great American collections of conjuring memorabilia. On April 27th, many of the scarce and rare props, magic sets, magic-themed sheet music, framed posters, and other elements of his Mini-Museum of Magic will go on the block. Goulet's offerings will be complemented by a spectacular offering of posters from the collection of Charles and Regina Reynolds, authors of 100 Years of Magic Posters.


Previews: April 24th — 26th 10am — 5pm

Potter & Potter Auctions
3759 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 121
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
April 06, 2019
Boxborough Paper Town - The Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show
The best darn one-day Vintage Ephemera Show in the Northeast!

From classic Ephemera to Books, Board Games, Postcards, Advertising, Classic Vinyl, and more! A long time favorite of both dealers and customers!

This is the paper show to attend for the rare, unusual and hard-to-find treasure!

Exhibitors from across the Northeast will gather to present an outstanding array of fine, rare & unusual old books,
maps, postcards, autographs, prints, posters, advertising, and much, much more.

9am - 3pm

Adults: $7 ($1 Discount with Ad or Website Coupon)
Young Collectors 12 - 21 $4
plenty of free parking

Appraisals by John Bruno, star of the PBS series Market Warriors, and guest appraisers from 1pm - 3pm at $5/Item.

Boxborough Regency Hotel & Conference Center
242 Adams Place (Directly off I-495, exit 28)
Boxborough, MA
Other Events New England
April 04, 2019
Swann Auction Galleries
African-American Fine Art
Sale #2504


Sat, Mar 30th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Apr 1st 10am - 6pm
Tue, Apr 2nd 10am - 6pm
Wed, Apr 3rd 10am - 6pm
Thu, Apr 4th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
April 04 -
07, 2019
The Photography Show
Nearly 100 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th century photographs, photo-based art, video, and new media.

The Photography Show continues to feature galleries from around the world, including the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, the Middle East, and South America. The Show offers work from both AIPAD members and new exhibitors, as well as younger galleries, and book dealers and publishers.

One of the world's most prestigious annual photography events, The Photography Show is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium, offering a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.

Opening Preview: April 3rd

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD)

Pier 94
711 12th Avenue
New York, NY
Other Events Mid-Atlantic
April 04, 2019
Phillips Auctions - New York

VIEWING: March 27th - April 3rd
Mon - Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 12pm - 6pm

Phillips Auctions - New York
450 Park Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
April 06, 2019
Heritage Auctions - New York
Sale #5409

Bidding Begins Approx: March 15th

Partial Preview: April 4th - 5th, 2019

Heritage Auctions
445 Park Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
April 12 -
21, 2019
The Lombard Haggadah
For Passover, Les Enluminures presents a series of events that center on a remarkable medieval manuscript: a Haggadah with seventy-five watercolor paintings created in the circle of the famous artist Giovannino de Grassi (d. 1398) in Milan in the late fourteenth century.

Thu, April 12th - Sun, April 21st
10am - 5pm (Easter Sunday included)

(by invitation; space limited; RSVP required):
Thu, April 11th 6pm - 8pm

Sat, April 13th 5pm

Les Enluminures,
23 East 73rd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY
Other Events Mid-Atlantic
April 16, 2019
Swann Auction Galleries
Printed & Manuscript Americana
Sale #2505


Thu, Apr 11th 10am - 6pm
Fri, Apr 12th 10am - 6pm
Sat, Apr 13th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Apr 15th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Apr 16th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
April 17, 2019
Doyle - New York
Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

The sale offers material ranging from early illuminated manuscripts to modern literary first editions. Categories include Americana; early printing; illustrated books of all periods (including atlases and color plate books); fine printing and private press books; important bindings (both bound sets and individual remarkable examples of the bookbinder's art); literature of all periods, both English, American, and European; science and technology; travels and voyages; children's and illustrated books; and a diverse range of interesting books in all fields. Original illustration art for books and magazines is also included in the sales, as well as early maps of all regions. Autographs offer letters and documents by major American, English and European figures in literature and the sciences, as well as historically important documents, including Presidential letters and material relating to the Founding Fathers.

Charles Addams’s whimsical cartoon of a woman feeding a horde of miniature men was published in The New Yorker on December 1, 1975, one of two cartoons he prepared that month featuring tiny protagonists. This is the original pen and ink drawing, rendered for the magazine (est. $3,000-5,000).

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas 1934-1952 (London: J.M. Dent, 1952) is one of 65 signed copies, in the blue morocco of issue. This copy belonged to Aneirin Talfan Davies, an early booster of Thomas. As Head of Programmes Wales at the BBC, Davies produced broadcasts of Thomas’ early works (est. $4,000-6,000).

Beaux Monuments de la Grèce (first edition, Paris: 1758), was a foundational work in introducing Western Europeans to the architecture of classical Greece. It was the major source of the neo-Classical style. The first part of the work is finely illustrated with views of ruins, and the second part with plans and elevations of major sites (est. $6,000-9,000).

Jean-Paul Sartre’s Le Mur (Paris: Gallimard, 1939), one of 70 copies of the first edition on vélin Lafuma-Navarre alfa, is in an allusive binding by P. L. Martin, with a design representing bricks forming a walled rectangle. The title story is one of Sartre’s finest fictional explorations of existentialist themes (est. $2,000-3,000).

The most enduring of baseball novels, The Natural (first edition, 1952) was Bernard Malamud’s first published book and was also made into the classic film starring Robert Redford as slugger Roy Hobbs. This volume is offered as part of a group of ten volumes each inscribed by Malamud to close friends Suzanne and Paul Schrag and spanning 1952 to 1983, including The Fixer, The Assistant and others (est. $5,000-8,000).


Exhibition Dates
Sat, Apr 13 10am – 5pm
Sun, Apr 14 12pm – 5pm
Mon, Apr 15 10am – 6pm

Doyle - New York
175 East 87th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
April 18, 2019
Swann Auction Galleries
Classic & Contemporary Photographs
Sale #2506


Sat, Apr 13th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Apr 15th 12pm - 5pm
Tue, Apr 16th 12pm - 5pm
Wed, Apr 17th 12pm - 5pm
Thu, Apr 18th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
April 18, 2019
Book History Colloquium presents: Who Made This Book? Bookwork in the Global Supply Chain
Matt Kirschenbaum, Professor of English and Digital Studies at the University of Maryland, and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies, will touch on these issues and explore the state of bookmaking in today's globalized world.

Most any author can tell you who published their book, but how many know where it was printed? Or by whom? This talk explores the nature of contemporary bookmaking amid the realities of a global supply chain, an increasingly casualized labor market, and digital workflows that effortlessly move digital files around the world. The emphasis is not on reportage but rather on raising questions of methodologies and priorities for the field of book history and its relationships to allied projects, including the environmental humanities, the digital humanities, and the work of social justice.

6pm - 9pm

Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library
535 W. 114 Street
New York, NY
Lecture Mid-Atlantic
April 13, 2019
Heritage Auctions - Dallas
European Comic Art Comic Art
Sale #7208

Bidding Begins Approx.: March 25th, 2019

Full Preview: April 5th - 7th, 2019
Galerie 9e Art
4 Rue Crétet

Full Preview: Friday, April 12, 2019

Heritage Auctions - Dallas
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
April 16, 2019
Heritage Auctions - Dallas
Prints & Multiples
Sale #5402

Bidding Begins Approx.: March 26th, 2019

Full Preview: April 12-15, 2019

Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
April 23, 2019
Heritage Auctions - Dallas
Illustration Art
Sale #5390

Bidding Begins Approx.: April 2, 2019

Full Preview: April 22-23, 2019

Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
April 05 -
07, 2019
2019 Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair
The Fair will host to 50 dealers in rare books, manuscripts, maps, prints, and ephemera from Virginia and around the nation.

Everything from First Editions, and old pamphlets, beautiful maps, rare posters and engraved illustrations, special press books and printings, and fine leather bindings.

Fri 2pm – 8pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 10am – 4pm

Free & open to the public

The Virginia Museum of History and Culture
428 N. Blvd.
Richmond, VA
Book Fairs South
April 02, 2019
Writings & Works by Artists
from 16th to 20th Century
Sale #3947


Hôtel Drouot #6
Auctions International
April 11, 2019
El RemaTe Subastas
Auction of Antique Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Engravings, Maps & Collecting on Paper


From April 1st 9.00 - 18.00

El RemaTe Subastas
Modesto Lafuente, 12
Madrid, SPAIN
Auctions International
March 30 -
April 07, 2019
Oxford Literary Festival
Over 350 writers flock to the famous university city to discuss affairs literary, political, historical, environmental and culinary - to name just a few - for the eight-day Oxford Literary Festival, hosted by the atmospheric Christ Church College with its Tudor hall and cloisters.

Visitors can also book to join guided literary walks, lunches and dinner parties with prominent authors. Since 2008, a creative writing course has also formed part of the programme.

Christ Church
Festival International
April 03 -
04, 2019
The Hayhurst Library: Part 1 The Elzevier and Other Early Printed Works

Day 1: Wed, Apr 3rd 10am
Day 2: Thu, Apr 4th 10am

Sat, Mar 30th by appointment only
Mon, Apr 1st 10am - 4pm
Tue, Apr 2nd 10am - 4pm
Day of sale from 8:30am

6 Albert Street
North Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International