What to See at the NY Antiquarian Book Fair

New York is back! The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair opens tomorrow.

In addition to the highlights we posted here, plus books from Amy Winehouse’s library, the working library of Oliver Sacks, a major James Bond archive, and—Oh!—that newly discovered ‘little book’ of Charlotte Bronte’s, find below a selection of items that will be exhibited at the fair this weekend.

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Courtesy of Justin Croft
Aurora Australis
Aurora Australis

A rediscovered copy of Aurora Australis, the first book printed in Antarctica. Written, printed, and bound in the depths of an Antarctic winter, 1908. Offered by Justin Croft

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Courtesy of Bernard Quaritch
Unrecorded Devotional Triptych
Unrecorded Devotional Triptych

A letterpress and engraved folding 'cartagloria' or altar card. Paris, 'chez Pierre Sintonct ... de l'imprimerie de Pierre du Pont,' ca. 1650. Offered by Bernard Quaritch

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Courtesy of Jarndyce Booksellers
Writing Desk of Countess Markievicz
Writing Desk of Countess Markievicz

A rosewood traveling writing slope once belonging to Countess Markievicz, a pivotal figure in the Irish republican movement. Offered by Jarndyce Booksellers

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Courtesy of Jonkers Rare Books
Christina’s Fairy Book
Christina’s Fairy Book

First edition of Ford Madox Ford’s rarest book: Christina’s Fairy Book (1906). Offered by Jonkers Rare Books

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Courtesy of Rootenberg Rare Books
The Chemical Baby
The Chemical Baby

The Chemical Baby, a first edition of this early take on eugenics by J. Storer Clouston (London, 1934). Offered by Rootenberg Rare Books

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Courtesy of McKittrick Rare Books
Les Chants De Tyrtée Et De Callinus...
By Firmin Didot

Les Chants De Tyrtée Et De Callinus, Traduits En Vers Par Firmin Didot (Paris, 1827), bound in contemporary purple morocco decorated in gilt. Offered by McKittrick Rare Books

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Courtesy of Lawbook Exchange
The History of Women, From the Earliest Antiquity, To the Present Time by William Alexander (Philadelphia, 1796)
The History of Women

Second American edition of The History of Women, From the Earliest Antiquity, To the Present Time by William Alexander (Philadelphia, 1796). Offered by Lawbook Exchange

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Courtesy of Sanctuary Rare Books
English Herbarium
English Herbarium

English Herbarium, ca. 1870s. Compiled and with manuscript notes by naturalist Leonard Jenyns, an associate of Charles Darwin. Offered by Sanctuary Rare Books

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Courtesy of Lux Mentis
Hermann Nitsch poster
Hermann Nitsch Poster

Hermann Nitsch poster signed in his own blood to artist Barbara Smith, 1978. Offered by Lux Mentis

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Courtesy of Eclectibles
Anthropomorphic Skeleton Fantasy Calendars
Anthropomorphic Skeleton Calendars

Antikamnia Anthropomorphic Skeleton Fantasy Calendars. Art by Louis Crucius Antikamnia Chemical Co. St. Louis, Missouri, 1896-1900. Offered by Eclectibles

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Courtesy of Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books
Elzevier Dutch States Bible (1663)
Dutch States Bible (1663)

Elzevier Dutch States Bible (1663) with 12 double-page illustrations colored and highlighted in gold. Offered by Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books