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The 56th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair returned to the Park Avenue Armory from April 7-April 10, 2016.

From April 7-10, 2016 book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair, bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. The diversity of specialties includes art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana, and much more.

This book fair is officially sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. This means that the consumer can rely upon the experience and professionalism of participating dealers and the authenticity of the items available for purchase. Simply stated, all books, manuscripts and related material have been carefully examined for completeness and bibliographic accuracy.

Preview: Thurs, April 7, 5pm-9pm
Fri, Apr 8, noon-8pm
Sat, Apr 9, noon-7pm
Sun, Apr 10, noon-5pm

​Tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the door. (Preview Ticket: $50, Run-of-Show: $40, Daily: $25)


Discovery Day

Sunday, April 10, 1pm-3pm


Featured Items

A few of the items ABAA members will be exhibiting at the 2016 New York Antiquarian Book Fair:

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Drawings
Drawings, Jean-Michel Basquiat

NY/Zurich: Edition Bischofberger and Boone, 1985. #757 of 1000cc Signed by Basquiat on the verso of the title page. Very good in publisher's gray cloth and jacket that shows just the lightest wear to the extremities. Published on the occasion of Basquiat's second show at the Mary Boone Gallery. (Offered by Kenneth Mallory Books)


Alice in Wonderland

Ediciones Dos Amigos edition (long out of print) of Lewis Carroll’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND with engravings by Alicia Scavino, from an edition of 25 copies. (Offered by Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.)


Strand, Complete Holmes Stories

An Astounding Run of all the Holmes and Watson Stories in the Strand Magazines (London and NY, 1891–1927).
75 vols. 1st editions. The 1st appearances anywhere, in the original monthly parts, of the Adventures, Memoirs, Hound (NY and London), Return, Valley, Last Bow, and Casebook, being all 56 Holmes short stories that Doyle ever wrote, and the 2 novels that were published in these magazines (only A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four were not published in The Strand). (Offered by Biblioctopus


Billie Holiday, Strange Fruit

Holiday, Billie. Strange Fruit Piano Interlude by Sonny White.

New York: Commodore Classics in Swing, (1939). First pressing. 10-inch 78 RPM with printed maroon labels, housed in plain paper sleeve. Record is clean and unblemished.  (Offered by Locus Solus Rare Books)

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