August 2013 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Highlights of the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, Opening Tomorrow

Many booksellers are setting up today for the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center, the four-day event boasts more than 575 international art and antiques dealers, including a 90-dealer antiquarian book fair within the larger show. It opens tomorrow.

LuxMentis.jpegIan Kahn of Lux Mentis in Maine has packed a few hundred miniature books--trade editions, limited editions, and artist's books--as well as this lovely Anthony Hecht/Leonard Baskin production, The Gehenna Florilegium (Leeds: Gehenna Press, 1998), in a full peach leather binding.

Mallory.jpgGeorgia-based bookseller Kenneth Mallory believes this framed 1953 Marcel Duchamp lithograph of a Dada catalogue printed "in blocks of contrasting type running diagonally down the sheet," will have crossover appeal in Baltimore.

Additionally, we are told by the Antiques Show organizers, First Folio of Tennessee will bring a deluxe edition of The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie, illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1910), and Roy Young, Bookseller, of Ardsley, New York, plans to show a first edition of Metropolitan Opera Fine Art, a 1978 collection of graphic works by contemporary artists interpreting opera.