Upcoming NYABF Highlights

While by no means complete, here are a few of my favorite highlights that will be on display at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend.  Beginning with a preview evening on Thursday, the “world’s best book fair” begins in earnest on Friday.

Two New York items from British bookseller Simon Beattie:

A set of twelve lithographs depicting New York scenes from 1927 by Zurich artist Hans Welti.  Welti completed the drawings during an earlier visit to New York as part of an “Economic Study Tour.”  Each lithograph is signed by Welti.  $7000

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And from the same year (1927) a Russian translation of Theodore Dreiser’s early portrait of New York, The Color of a Great City, priced at $1800.
Dreiser 2.jpgFrom Utah bookseller Ken Sanders, a lot of two very scarce (one previously unknown) early Mormon broadsides: (The lot for $75,000)

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ksrb_nybf_2.jpgFrom Lorne Bair of Virginia, a first edition with the extremely rare dust jacket of Abraham Cahan’s The Rise of David Levinsky, published in 1917: ($5,000)

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Bair is also brining an original photograph from 1917 depicting the Young People’s Socialist League of Elizabeth, New Jersey, with children representing various wards in the city during a very different time in American politics: ($600)

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Stay tuned for some more highlights on Thursday...
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