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“Many of the books at the fair are not just limited editions, but truly one of a kind.” — New York Times


The rare-book world descends on New York over the weekend of March 5-8, 2020 for the 60th New York International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory!

The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair will feature over 200 exhibitors, carrying a vast treasure trove of rare and scarce material with them: rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents, rare prints and print ephemera, and so much more.

The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair is sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.


Special Events:

Preview Night — Thursday, March 5, 5pm-9pm

Be among the first to see what’s on display.


Discovery Day — Sunday, March 8th, 1pm-3pm.

Do you have a particularly old or rare books in your collection? Discovery Day gives ticketed visitors an opportunity to bring their own rare books, manuscripts, maps, etc. (up to five items) for evaluation by our panel of exhibitors. So, plan to bring in your treasures — we want to see them!



Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York City


Opening Hours:

Friday, March 6, noon-8pm

Saturday, March 7, noon-7pm

Sunday, March 8, noon-5pm



Preview Night: Thursday, March 5, 5pm-9pm

$60 Admission — Includes one daily re-admission



$25 General

$10 Students (with valid ID)

$45 Run of Show — Children 16 and under admitted free

Discovery Day — free with general admission.


Tickets available online or at the door.

For more details visit



Selected Highlights:


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Signed, First Edition)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (First Edition, Signed)

First edition, first printing, first issue of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Signed “with love” and with a doodle by Eric Carle on the verso of the title-spread.
New York: The World Publishing Company, 1969.

Offered by Pryor-Johnson Rare Books, booth D30.


The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (First Edition)

Maltese Falcon, First Edition
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First edition.

Offered by Whitmore Rare Books, booth E25.


Karl Lagerfeld, Signed Fashion Design

Karl Lagerfeld, signed design
1985. Lagerfeld has signed at the foot and noted: "Chanel / H. C. / fall 85." On notepaper with the Chanel logo.

Offered by Schubertiade Music and Arts, booth A4.


The Seven Hot Springs at Hakone

Manuscript on paper, entitled on first leaf of Vol. I “Shichito no shiori” [“Stories about the Seven Hot Springs {at Hakone}”].
34 painted scenes, using brush and colors, on 136 pages. Japan, ca. 1811 or shortly thereafter.

Offered by Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, booth A19.