Citing his first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby as a favorite (and not offered for sale), Idle says he prefers to read books in their first edition because “you get a sense of history…somebody once read this for the first time at that time.”
The Idle collection can be found at stand A10 at the book fair, which returns to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City April 27-30, 2023, for its 63rd Edition.
Based in Covina, California, johnson rare books & archives were also agents for the sale of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s library. Additional books from Idle’s library will be offered for sale on their website in the coming months.
ERIC IDLE’S LIBRARY AT THE NEW YORK ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR— johnson rare books & archives - ABAA, ILAB (@johnsonrare) March 30, 2023
Highlights from the private library of revered British actor @EricIdle, a founding member of the @montypython comedy troupe, will be on offer in our stand at the @nybookfair pic.twitter.com/DINYD5z3vP