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"The Federalist" and Other Firsts at Heritage's Rare Books Auction in NYC

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Time-Capsule Collection from the Virginia House Museum Comes to Freeman's

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Waverly's Feb. 28 Auction Spotlights Presidential Material & First Editions

Falls Church, Virginia - A letter written by Abraham Lincoln in the early days... read more

Boston Athenaeum Announces Expansion

Boston—The Boston Athenæum, a distinguished and vibrant independent library and cultural institution, announces its... read more

NY International Antiquarian Book Fair Returns to Park Avenue Armory March 7-10

New York—The beloved New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) produced by Sanford L.... read more

Littmann Collection of German Expressionism & Avant-Garde at Swann March 5

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"Lacock Abbey: Birthplace of Photography on Paper" Opens March 2

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The Morgan Announces the Restoration of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library

New York-The Morgan Library & Museum announced today the exterior restoration of J. Pierpont... read more

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NYC Rare Book Week

The New York City Book & Ephemera Fair

Making Rare Book Week bigger and better is the “Uptown Satellite Show,” featuring sixty dealers. Held on Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., the NYC Book & Ephemera Fair will be located at Wallace Hall at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 980 Park Avenue (between 83rd-84th Streets). Free round trip shuttle bus service between Wallace Hall and the Armory will run continuously from 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $15 for adults, $7 for youths aged 12-21. For more information, and to purchase a discounted ticket, visit bookandpaperfairs.com.

Highlights

If you’re wild for Wilde, London’s Paul Foster Books will have something for you: a “bright, clean, and tight” first English edition of Salome (1894), illustrated with ten fine full-page plates, decorative title page, and tail piece illustration by Aubrey Beardsley. Price: £3,250 ($4,750). paulfosterbooks.com

Ragtime fans, take note: the first edition sheet music of Scott Joplin and Scott Hayden’s “Sunflower Slow Drag,” printed in St. Louis in 1901 will be on offer for $350 by James Camner Autographs of Princeton, New Jersey, whose musical highlights will also include a first edition of the vocal score of Beethoven’s Fidelo, 1831, for $2,250. camnerautographs.com

Different Drummer Books of Niantic, Connecticut, will bring a lovely Limited Editions Club edition of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, illustrated with fifteen lithographs by the artist Balthus and limited to three hundred numbered copies signed by the illustrator. Price: $4,000. abebooks.com/different-drummer-books

Here’s a diminutive darling from First Folio of Paris, Tennessee: a miniature book (2 1/8" x 1 7/8") of the Poetical Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, printed in London c. 1900 and bound in black leather, the upper cover mounted in hallmarked silver with an embossed image of the author. Price: $375. first-folio.com

Peter Austern & Co. of Brooklyn, New York, will exhibit a 1938 letter addressed to Heinrich Himmler, signed by Karl Jung, and bearing the stamp of the SS main office. The letter is housed in a decorative cloth and leather clamshell case. Price: $1,500. biblio.com/brooklyn-books-brooklyn

Manhattan’s own Abby Schoolman Books, representing contemporary fine art bookbinders, will showcase a vibrant crenellated binding by Sonya Sheats of PaperRad’s “Half artist’s book, half graphic novel,” BJ and Da Dogs (New York: Picturebox, 2005). Price: $7,800. abbyschoolman.com

Images courtesy of the featured booksellers.
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