More NYABF Highlights

Here are a few other highlights en route to the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, which opens with a special preview tonight and continues with day hours through Sunday:

From Bruce McKittrick, the first printed book on birds, William Turner’s Avivm Praecipvarvm from 1544. ($45,000)

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Also from Bruce McKitterick, a book on the the first trade school and its accompanying interactive museum, also the first of its kind, in Germany. The Catalog of Semler’s Mechanical Museum for his Newly Founded Trade School in Halle, from 1709. ($15,000)

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From William Reese, a legendary rarity of Americana, Bauman’s detailed battle plan of Yorktown: ($250,000)

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From Leo Cadogan, crossing the pond from Britain, a c.1500 book of hours formerly owned by a Franciscan nun and inscribed by her with a curse: ($28,000)

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And from the same firm, a 19th century devotional print surrounded by what appear to be real human bones: ($1,200)

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And many, many more interesting books and ephemera will be on display and available for purchase at the “world’s best book fair” this weekend.  So if you’re anywhere near New York City, stop on by.

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