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|August 6, 2021 - August 7, 2021||The Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
The Larges Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair in the Rocky Mountain region. Dozens of vendors from across the nation !
Rare Books, Ephemera, First Editions, Signed Books, Maps, Americana, Posters, Art Prints, Brochures, Postcards, Children's Books, Photography & More !
Fri 2pm - 7pm
Admission $5 and is good for both days !
Children 12 yrs & under free with adult who has purchased a ticket
Colorado Springs Event Center
Colorado Springs, COMore info
|August 17, 2021||Digital Lecture: Sir Walter Scott and the History of Children’s Literature
Sir Walter’s Scott’s library at Abbotsford was famously home to a literary treasure-trove, a cabinet of curiosities, but what is less well known is the extent to which it contains a fascinating history in miniature of children’s literature. This illustrated talk will delve into the archives to uncover some hidden gems and rarities from the histories of Scottish, British, and European children’s literature. Scott’s lovingly assembled library contains a wealth of chapbooks, pamphlets, fiction, and poetry which speaks to the transformations in children’s literature across two centuries, and brings new perspectives to Scott’s roles as antiquarian, collector, and imaginative writer.
All attendees will be sent joining instructions in advance of the event. Please check your junk/spam folder if you don't hear from us by an hour before.
The lecture will be on Microsoft Teams, so if you join us on a mobile device (mobile phone or tablet) you will need to download the app beforehand.
Free, but booking is essential.
Museums & Galleries Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UKMore info
|August 19, 2021||PBA Galleries
Americana - Travel & Exploration, Space - World History - Cartography
Nearly 600 lots of rare, interesting, and uncommon material, ranging from scarce local histories to the science and valor that put men and women into space and to the moon. There is much on California from the time of the gold rush to creation of the freeways of today; a large selection on the African American experience, from the struggles against slavery to the movements of the 1960’s and the Black Panthers; Mexico; Cookery; Hawaii; U.S. Presidents; Texas, and more, with sections on Space Exploration, Travel & World History; and Maps.
In gallery previews by appointment only. Alternatively Zoom Previews may be scheduled.
Berkeley, CAMore info
|August 20, 2021||Hindman Auctions - Timed Online
American Historical Ephemera & Photography
Hindman Auctions - Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OHMore info
|August 28, 2021||Potter & Potter Auctions
Fine Books & Manuscripts
Our summer book sale with feature high spots in a range of categories. The auction will commence with a choice selection of early exploration titles including polar, atlases, and Americana. A wide array of modern firsts and important antiquarian books including a first edition of Moby Dick and a presentation copy from Charles Darwin are among the features of the literature session, and the sale will conclude with a selection of artist books and fine press titles, spotlighting entries for the “Caxton Club’s Reimagining ‘Chicago by the Book.’” works by some of the foremost book artists and binders of today, as part of the Club’s upcoming symposium to raise awareness for the arts.
Potter & Potter Auctions
Chicago, ILMore info