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June 2, 2020 - June 18, 2020 Christie's - New York - Online Only

Selections from the Library of Lorenzo H. Zambrano: Latin Americana, Science, and Literature
Sale #19611

Lorenzo H. Zambrano (1944-2014) was a Mexican businessman, philanthropist, and collector, who for three decades served as CEO of Cemex, an enterprise founded by his grandfather in 1920 that became one of the largest construction materials companies in the world. Highlights in the 51-lot selection include a fresh first edition of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859) and a fine nine-volume folio set of the colored issue of the Antiquities of Mexico (1831) by Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough. Other highlights include a richly illustrated manuscript of Father Diego Durán’s Historia de las Indias de Nueva-España (c. 1830s), likely produced for Lord Kingsborough; the tinted issue of Frederick Catherwood’s Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan (1844); Juan Focher’s Itinerarium Catholicum proficiscentium ad infideles covertendos (1574), on the conversion of the native peoples of the New World; and an exceedingly rare first edition copy of Poesías del Ciudadano José-María Heredía (1832) by the exiled Cuban poet, published in Toluca, Mexico.

Christie's - New York - Online Only
20 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
June 2, 2020 Swann Auction Galleries

Illustration Art
Sale 2541

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Thu, May 28th 10am - 6pm
Fri, May 29th 10am - 6pm
Sat, May 30th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Jun 1st 10am - 6pm
Tue, Jun 2nd 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
June 2, 2020 - June 18, 2020 Christie's - New York - Online Only

The Open Book: Fine Travel, Americana, Literature and History in Print and Manuscript
SALE 19026

Oh Say, Can You Read? 

The Open Book presents a fine selection of manuscripts and printed matter ranging from books from the first decades of Western printing to important political and cultural touchstones of the last century. Leading the highlights is the first dated printing of “The Star-Spangled Banner" as published in The Baltimore Patriot and Evening Advertiser on 20 September 1814, only three days after Francis Scott Key completed the work. Other highlights include a first folio edition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America; a first edition of J.K. Rowling's classic, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; two important rarities from the Age of Discovery: Enciso’s first account in Spanish of the discoveries in the New World and an exceedingly rare, circa 1515 French account of the voyages of Columbus, Vespucci and others; a first edition of Rabelais' mysterious series of grotesques (1565), fine first editions of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To The Lighthouse (1927) from the collection of Elizabeth Paepcke; a November 1781 letter by George Washington musing on his victory at Yorktown; an important 1918 letter by Sun Yat-sen pleading for American support for China; as well as the original artwork for Led Zeppelin's 1969 debut album by artist George Hardie.

Christie's - New York - Online Only
20 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
June 4, 2020 - June 7, 2020 ABAA Virtual Book Fair

New acquisitions, discoveries, and rare finds are available exclusively at the first ABAA Virtual Book Fair.

The ABAA Virtual Book Fair will allow visitors to shop handpicked highlights and recent acquisitions from trusted ABAA members from all over the country. Interact with dealers in real-time, just as you could at a physical book fair! Items will be new-to-market, and exceptional! No sales will be possible before the fair opens at 10am (EST) on June 4th.

Opens 10am

ABAA
20 West 44th Street #507

New York, NY

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June 5, 2020 - June 7, 2020 Firsts London Rare Book Fair - Online Only

A Digital Staging of The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s Annual Rare Book Fair. The digital fair will replace the cancelled annual rare book fair which was due to take place in London from 5th-7th June 2020.

Auction will feature items from top international dealers including Sophia Rare Books (Denmark), Antiquariat Dasa Pahor GbR (Germany), Imperial Fine Books Inc (USA), Bruce Marshall (UK) and Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Sweden) to name a few. Each exhibitor has been invited to showcase up to 12 highlights from what would have been their exhibited stock at the annual fair in London. This smaller showcase of items has encouraged the dealers to upload many of their most interesting and significant pieces, creating a remarkable and diverse selection from around the world.

The ‘Exhibitor’s Highlights” section will be launched at 2PM GMT on Friday 5th June and will feature contact details for each individual exhibitor. Items will be searchable by category, dealer, and keyword with each item featuring a brief description, condition, and price. Viewers and customers will be able to contact dealers directly and enquire on particular items.

2pm

London, UK

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Book Fairs International