8 Items to See at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is coming up in just a few weeks, November 11-13. More than 100 exhibitors from around the world will present to buyers (and browsers) thousands of rare books, manuscripts, artists’ books, photography, ephemera, and more. And don’t miss the special events, which include free appraisals on Sunday and talks throughout the weekend by collector Caroline Schimmel, curator Regan Kladstrup, author Reid Byers, bookseller Phillip J. Pirages, and bookseller Rebecca Romney. A full schedule is available here.
Book fair highlights include rare first editions of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake; Kamisaka Sekka’s stunning 1909 Momoyogusa, considered to be the finest Japanese design book of all time; and a 1916 photograph of Pablo Picasso by Jean Cocteau. But there’s so much more to see, including these eight great items: