The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair Set for April 9

Sunflower Slow Drag .jpgNew York, NY—The world's finest selections of antiquarian books and ephemera are headed to New York City for what undoubtedly will be a truly remarkable event celebrating the power - and beauty - of vintage paper this spring.  The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair will be held at the Wallace Hall at Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, New York City, on Saturday, April 9th.  The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair, a family friendly, welcoming, and exciting destination, is a featured venue of New York's Rare Book Week.  This annual celebration, being held this year from April 4th-13th, draws serious book collectors from all over the world to the Big Apple each year.  

The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair features 60 top-tier dealers specializing in a full spectrum of antique books and quality ephemera.  Ephemera are items made from paper that were not made to stand the test of time, and have since become collectible.  Popular ephemera categories include correspondence, advertising, historical documents, posters, tickets, brochures, cards, and others.   

Experiencing this event is even better than visiting a history museum!  Visitors will be able to examine remarkable rarities firsthand, enjoy educational displays, as well as talk to leading subject matter experts in person.   

Can't miss book highlights include a first edition of Oscar Wilde's Salome, published by Elkin Mathews and John Lane, London, 1894 (one of only 500 copies published); a set of first editions of Herman Melville's A Narrative of a Four Months' Residence among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesa Islands; or, A Peep at Polynesian and Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas (both bound in three-quarter green calf over marbled paper boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, for Marshall Field, very early 20th century); and Anne Cobbett's wildly popular (at the time) The English Housekeeper: or Manuel of Domestic Management: Containing Advice On The Management of Household Affairs... For the Use of Young Ladies Who Undertake the Superintendence of Their Own Housekeeping from 1835.  

And for those attendees who also have a passion for important ephemera, a first edition of Scott Joplin's Sunflower Slow Drag from 1901; an 1831 first edition of Beethoven's vocal score for Fidelo; and a 1938 letter from Karl Jung - a high ranking political leader and honorary SS member - to Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler, will prove breathtaking.  

According to Marvin Getman, producer of The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair, "There is no better way to spend a Saturday in April in New York City than at this fair.  The range of extraordinary books and ephemera on display, and available for purchase, is simply astounding.  This event welcomes both diehard collectors as well as people just curious about the power and appeal of vintage books and paper. The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair is truly the best of all worlds, celebrating the remarkable intersection art, history, and imagery."

The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair will be held at the Wallace Hall at Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, New York City, on Saturday, April 9th from 8am to 4pm.  The event offers free, continuous shuttle bus transport to the Park Avenue Armory - location of the New York Antiquarian Book Fair - with the first trip leaving the Armory at 7:45am and the last trip leaving Wallace Hall at 3:45pm. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $8 for youth aged 12-21. For discount tickets, a complete list of attending dealers, and additional information, please see www.bookandpaperfairs.com/new-york-city-book-and-ephemera-fair.  

The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair is brought to you by Book and Paper Fairs, producers of the top book and ephemera fairs in the Northeast US.  Our professionally managed events have a long history of bringing together the finest buyers and sellers in the industry, and are held in major locations including Boston, New York City, Brooklyn, Concord, NH, and Lexington, MA. For more information and a complete calendar of our shows, please see www.bookandpaperfairs.com.
 
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First Edition of  Joplin's Sunflower Slow Drag from James Camner.

 

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