From March 7-10, 2019 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 International 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 sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. This means that collectors can rely upon the experience and professionalism of participating dealers and the authenticity of the items available for purchase.
Thursday, March 7 5-9pm -- Preview Night
Friday, March 8, noon-8pm
Saturday, March 9, noon-7pm
Sunday, March 10, noon-5pm
Discovery Day (Sunday, 1pm-3pm)
Bring a treasure to be evaluated by our experts! Free with paid admission to the Fair.
Preview Pass: $60 (Includes one daily re-admission)
Daily Admission: $25
Students: $10 (with valid ID)
Run of Show: $45
(Student and Run of Show tickets are only available at the door.)
Venue: Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue, New York).
Miniature Octagonal Koran
(Turkey, c. 1875). 200ff. Complete, single column, with between thirty-eight and forty-one lines of miniature gold gubari per page. Surah headings in black against gold ribbon banners. The opening two pages of text feature illuminated blue, red, and white borders decorated with interlocking vinal circles, creating a mesmerizing array of geometric shapes. Signed and dated in the closing colophon by the scribe. Bound in contemporary brown morocco with stamped medallions and corner pieces and additional decorations in gold. Spine faintly rubbed, else remarkably preserved. Housed in contemporary silver box with decorative exterior stamping and clasp. Very fine and unusual miniature, a testament to its scribe and designer. (1 3/4 by 1 3/4 in.; 44x44 mm).
Offered by Bromer Booksellers, booth B27.
STEADMAN, Ralph [THOMPSON, Hunter]. BATS OVER BARSTOW.
[Lexington, KY]: [Petro III Graphics], . First Edition. Copy #24 of only 77 SIGNED by Steadman of this large (26" x 40" framed to an overall size of 36" x 50") color silkscreen print, a redrawn version of the illustration for the cover of FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS. The opening sentence of the book is perfectly captured in this image--“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold”--with Steadman's successful surrealistic attempt to disorient the viewer as Thompson did with his prose. An iconic image and extremely scarce in the marketplace. Fine, not examined out of the frame.
Offered by Charles Agvent, booth D23.
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