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Joseph Yoakum, Briar Head Mtn of National Park Range of Bryce Canyon National Park near Hatch, Utah U.S.A., c.  1969, blue-black and black ballpoint pen and colored pencil on paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Collectors Committee and the Donald and Nancy de Laski Fund

American Self-Taught and Avant-Garde Art Explored in Major Traveling Exhibition

Released: November 1, 2017

Their classification may have varied—from folk and primitive to naïve and visionary—but intermittently throughout the history of modern art, gates have opened, boundaries have dissolved, and those creating art on the periphery have entered the art world. Outliers and American Vanguard Art is the first major exhibition to explore those key moments in American art history when avant-garde artists and outsiders intersected, and how their interchanges ushered in new paradigms based on inclusion, integration, and assimilation. On view in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washing...


Lot 130: Ian Fleming, The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008.  Estimate $25,000 to $30,000.

19th & 20th Century Literature Expected to Reach $500K

Released: October 20, 2017

An outstanding auction of 19th & 20th Century Literature at Swann Galleries on Tuesday, November 14 offers myriad signed first editions of prose and poetical classics, with a special focus on literary sets. The exceptional sale of some 300 lots is expected to reach more than half a million dollars. The top lot of the sale is the deluxe centenary limited edition set of 18 volumes comprising Ian Fleming’s oeuvre, 14 of which recount the antics of Britain’s most famous spy, James Bond. The set shines in vibrant leather bindings, each custom-designed to reflect the contents of the novel:...


Three-Rotor Service Enigma Machine (Engima 1), [Heismoeth & Rinke]: 1940s.  From a Private Minneapolis Collection.  Est.  $80,000-120,000.

World War II Enigma Machine Highlights Doyle’s November 7 Auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Released: October 23, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps. The sale offers a wide assortment of material ranging from early illuminated manuscripts to modern literary first editions. Among the highlights are a rare World War II era Enigma Machine, 19th century color plate books of the American West, and a fashion archive of Jacqueline Kennedy as First Lady. Other notable property includes Robert Thornton's folio edition of The Temple of Flora, a leaf from the printer's manuscript of Joyce's Ulysses, and the rare 1767 Montresor map of the City of New Yo...


Lot 260: Galileo Galilei, Galilæus .  .  .  His Systeme of the World, in Thomas Salusbury's Mathematical Collections and Translations, first edition, London, 1661.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Early Printed Books Auction Features Feast of Culinary Tomes at Swann Galleries

Released: September 21, 2017

Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books come to Swann Galleries on Tuesday, October 17. The wide-ranging auction of some 300 lots covers a plethora of topics and periods.             Setting the sale apart is a prodigious selection of early books relating to food and wine, with highlights including L’Humore Dialogo, Milan, 1564, a treatise by Bartolomeo Taegio on viticulture, valued at $4,000 to $6,000, as well as the first edition of Domenico Romoli’s La Singolare Dottrina…dell’Ufficio dello Scalco, Venice, 1560, a guidebook for hoteliers and chefs with a year’s worth of m...


Monumental portrait painting of American inventor Thomas A.  Edison by Ellis M.  Silvette, signed by both men, 47 inches by 96 inches in the frame (est.  $70,000-$80,000).

Larger-than life portrait painting of Thomas Edison, signed by him and the artist, will be auctioned Aug. 29

Released: August 21, 2017

WESTPORT, Conn. – A fantastic selection of autographed documents, manuscripts, books and relics are up for bid in an internet-only auction already online by University Archives, based in Westport. The auction will go live on Tuesday, August 29th, on Invaluable.com. The catalog may be viewed right now by visiting the University Archives website at www.universityarchives.com.   Choice offerings will include a larger-than-life portrait of inventor Thomas A. Edison, signed by Edison and the artist, Ellis M. Silvette; a letter hand-written and signed by Marilyn Monroe when she was just 17 a...


Arthur Szyk, The Szyk Haggadah, first edition, limited edition on vellum, with 14 full-page plates, London, 1939.

Books Become Art at Swann Galleries’ Art, Press & Illustrated Auction

Released: May 22, 2017

Swann Galleries has announced highlights from their June 13 auction of Art, Press & Illustrated Books, which will feature premier examples of printing that elevate the humble book to a noble art form. The sale is led by an inscribed limited first edition on vellum of Arthur Szyk’s Haggadah, 1939, with 14 jewel-like full-page color plates by the artist. The work was illustrated by Szyk in Poland in the mid-1930s, and has been called the most celebrated modern Haggadah; it carries an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. An outstanding selection of press books by Bernhardt Wall from the Na...


From the Pricey to the Peculiar… World’s Largest Book Fair Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Eclectic and Rare Books, Manuscripts, Photographs and Ephemera

Released: January 18, 2017

The California International Antiquarian Book Fair, one of the world's largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books, returns to Northern California to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.  Recognized around the world for its vast collection of rare books and treasures, the 2017 Book Fair offers a variety of notable items for visitors, including the world’s first photographs of the American West; a rare, author’s copy of Wallace Stegner’s first book; and an elaborately illustrated, 25-stanza rhyming paean to sobriety.  The Book Fair will take place at the Oakland Marriott City C...


The Folded Forest by Artist Elizabeth Sanford now in the collection at The Dennis and Leslie Power Library, LCAD

Laguna College of Art and Design Acquires 20,000th Book

Released: May 16, 2016

The Dennis and Leslie Power Library at Laguna College of Art + Design announced the acquisition of its 20,000th book, The Folded Forest, a unique, one of a kind artist’s book by Tennessee-born artist Elizabeth Sanford. Sanford describes herself as “a watercolor painter who was seduced by the book arts.” LCAD Library now has two of Sanford’s works in its collection. The Folded Forest, a hand-cut, double-slotted, accordion structure painted with watercolor and acrylic, explores the allure of what the artist describes as “the three green seasons, beginning with the unfolding of the first wi...


Neale Albert holding 3" book “Julius Caesar” bound by Santiago Brugalla, 2004, one of the volumes of the Knickerbocker set of Shakespeare.  Bound in green goatskin, with gold and red tooling.  Miniature portrait medallions, painted by John Hodgson, on front and back covers in imitation of a Cosway-style binding.

Miniature Books and Artistic Bindings at Grolier Club

Released: May 3, 2016

In honor of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, the Grolier Club will present an exhibition “Brush Up Your Shakespeare: Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert" exploring the works of William Shakespeare from a fresh perspective.  Nearly one hundred exquisitely bound miniature editions of plays, sonnets, and books inspired by Shakespeare are drawn from the remarkable collection of Neale and Margaret Albert.  On view through May 28, 2016 in the second floor gallery, each miniature book measures three inches high or less.  The exhibition focuses on designe...


Lynd Ward frontispiece illustration for Thirteen Such Years by Alec Waugh wood engraving illustration NY: Farrar & Rinehart, 1932 Collection of Robert Dance

Graphic Artist Lynd Ward's "Wordless Novels" at The Grolier Club

Released: December 9, 2015

“Working with a woodblock takes on the aspects of a struggle between antagonists.  The wood is reluctant, the artist determined.” —Lynd Ward The visionary artistry of Lynd Ward, one of America’s foremost book illustrators during the first half of the twentieth century, is on view at the Grolier Club through January 16, 2016.  This is the first one-person exhibition in New York City to present an overview of his remarkable achievements.  The exhibition Illustrated by Lynd Ward, From the collection of Robert Dance includes more than 60 books that reveal the range of Ward’s graphic a...


A unique object created by contemporary French artist Yvon Taillandier by overpainting the pages of a nineteenth century copy of the published score to the opera Lara by Louis-Aimé Maillart (1817-71).

39th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Nov 13-15

Released: October 28, 2015

The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, will return to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay, November 13-15, 2015. More than 120 dealers from the United States, Australia, England, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and The Netherlands will exhibit and sell a vast selection of rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and fine and decorative prints.    Special events at this year’s Fair include the Boston debut of the Typewri...


At the Adirondack Museum’s Antiques Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday, Sept.  19 and 20, displays will include authentic historic Adirondack pieces, including this century-old bench with unusual “paw feet,” from Appleton Manor Antiques (New Ipswich, N.H.).

Adirondack Museum Antiques Show and Sale Sept. 19-20 showcases vintage rustic items, fine art, more

Released: September 9, 2015

The nation’s top dealers in rustic antiques are loading up their vehicles and preparing for the trek to the annual Adirondack Museum Antiques Show and Sale, where their newest finds and treasures will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, on the museum’s autumn-painted mountain campus, 9097 State Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. The event is included with general museum admission. Their high-quality items – selected with an eye to the Adirondack sensibility – include antique camp, cottage, patio, and Mission furniture; rare books; vintage boats...


A first edition in three volumes of Jane Austen’s EMMA, London: John Murray.  1816, offered by Lucius Books

First Edition of Austen's Emma to Night Club Map of 1930s Harlem Among Highlights of 55th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Released: April 6, 2015

Over 200 international exhibitors will present a vast array of books, maps, manuscripts, autographs, prints and ephemera from all periods and in every imaginable genre at the 55th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair. The fair opens Thursday, April 9 at the Park Avenue Armory and runs through Sunday, April 12. Highlights of the 2015 fair include: A first edition of Nathanael Wests’ Miss Lonelyhearts, offered by Thomas Goldwasser A first edition in three volumes of Jane Austen’s EMMA, London: John Murray. 1816, offered by Lucius Books Original Invitation to ...


2014 St.  Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair

9th Annual St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair Includes Dealers from Coast to Coast

Released: April 3, 2015

Now in its ninth year, the St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair set for May 1 to 3, 2015, is attracting participants from around the country with its growing reputation for quality dealers, enthusiastic crowds and a wonderful setting. Organizers anticipate up to 1,000 art, rare-book and ephemera collectors at this year’s fair, presented by the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. “We are delighted to welcome back all of the premier dealers who’ve helped build the fair over the past eight years as well as seven new dealers,” said Julie D...


St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair Celebrates its 8th Year

Released: April 10, 2014

Organizers are expecting up to 1,000 art and rare book collectors to pack this year’s St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair presented by the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The number of dealers has increased to twenty-eigh this year and includes nationally-known dealers from around the country.  “We’ve added four new dealers to the Fair, in addition to welcoming back the those who’ve helped us build the Fair these past seven years” said Julie Dunn-Morton, curator of fine art collections at the Mercantile Library.   “And we’r...


The poster for the 2006 film version of Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig.

Rare "007" Works by Ian Fleming Go Under The Hammer

Released: April 1, 2014

The adventures of secret agent James Bond have a timeless appeal, and a complete collection of writer Ian Fleming's 007 novels comprise lots 48 – 62 of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ April 11th sale of Modern Literature in London.  Although all are in excellent condition, of particular note is a first edition of Casino Royale (1953), the book that introduced the character of James Bond, and made a further 11 Bond novels possible. This iconic book, the dust-jacket of which was designed by Fleming himself, was an instant success with readers with 4,728 copies selling in the UK ...


‘Portrait of a bay hunter in a wooded landscape, a church in the distance’ by Daniel Clowes, 1819

Luxury Antiques Weekend at The Mere

Released: February 3, 2014

The much anticipated Luxury Antiques Weekend at The Mere, held in association with Bentley Manchester and organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, returns to The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6LJ from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 February 2014. The Mere Golf Resort & Spa is the ideal location for a top class boutique-style antiques fair being one of the most luxurious hotels in Cheshire and within easy reach of Chester, Manchester and Liverpool.  Visitors can either enjoy the fair for a few hours, the whole day or take advantage of the new...


‘Liz Taylor’ by Andy Warhol, lithograph on wove paper poster, 24¾” x 28”, printed in colour 1965,

THE RETURN OF THE MAYFAIR ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR

Released: January 8, 2014

For four days last January, a new and prestigious boutique fine art and antiques fair burst onto the London scene to great acclaim. Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair takes place again at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP, in association with Mayfair property experts Wetherell, from Thursday 9 until Sunday 12 January 2014.    Director of The Antiques Fair Limited, Ingrid Nilson said, “Visitors travelled from various parts of the world and from around the UK to attend our first London fair.  ...


JFK Rosary Beads

37th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair - Nov 15-17

Released: November 14, 2013

Annual booklovers gathering features record number of new national and international dealers BOSTON, MA – The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, will return to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay, November 15-17, 2013.  The offerings are wide and diverse from over 120 dealers from the United States, England, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia and The Netherlands who will exhibit and sell rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first edition...


Visitors enjoy St.  Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair, May 2012.

Mercantile Library’s Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair brings treasures to St. Louis

Released: April 2, 2013

Organizers are expecting up to 1,000 art and rare book collectors to pack this year’s St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair presented by the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The number of dealers has increased to twenty-six this year and includes nationally-known dealers from around the country. “We’ve added two new St. Louis dealers to the Fair, in addition to welcoming back the dealers who’ve helped us build the Fair these past seven years” said Julie Dunn-Morton, curator of fine art collections at the Mercantile Library.   “And ...


Jeff Koons, Monkey Train (Blue), 2007

THE METRO SHOW AND EDITIONS | ARTISTS’ BOOK FAIR FORM ALLIANCE, RUNNING CONCURRENTLY, JANUARY 23-27

Released: December 14, 2012

  The Art Fair Company is pleased to announce that the METRO Show has formed an alliance with the Editions | Artists' Book Fair. This new cooperative venture will enable the group to mount the 15th edition of the E|AB Fair which, scheduled to take place November 1-4, was cancelled due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Editions | Artists' Books runs concurrently in the Altman Building next door to the Metropolitan Pavilion, where the METRO Show will be held from January 23-27. "Understanding that Susan Inglett's Editions | Artists' Book Fair was a casualty of the devastating effec...


Thomas J.  Dimsdale.  The Vigilantes of Montana, or Popular Justice in the Rocky Mountains … Virginia City, Montana Territory: Montana Post Press, D.W.  Tilton & Co., 1866, with advertising broadside: Now Completed and for Sale! An Impartial and Correct History of the Vigilantes of Montana Territory! … D.W.  Tilton & Co., 1866.

In Pursuit of a Vision: Two Centuries of Collecting at the American Antiquarian Society at Grolier Club

Released: September 17, 2012

     In honor of the bicentennial of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the Grolier Club of New York is hosting a public exhibition entitled In Pursuit of a Vision: Two Centuries of Collecting at the American Antiquarian Society, on view through November 17, 2012.          The American Antiquarian Society is a renowned research library of American history and culture through 1876.  It has been described by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood as “the greatest collection of early Americana in the world.”  Begu...


Private Collection of Fine Books Auction June 20, 2012

WESCHLER’S TO AUCTION MOST EXTENSIVE LOCAL LIBRARY IN YEARS

Released: June 11, 2012

  [WASHINGTON, D.C.] - On Wednesday, June 20th at 10am, Weschler's will auction one of the most diverse private collections of fine books in recent history. The collection, consigned by a Maryland estate, includes many first editions of American and European history, natural history and natural science, travel and exploration, philosophy, literature and poetry, and more. The collection will be exhibited on Monday, June 18th and Tuesday, June 19th from 10am-3pm at Weschler's Washington, D.C. gallery.   Standouts among the collection include a three volume large folio set ...


Book Cover Design by Jeremy Tessmer

Three New Books at Sullivan Goss

Released: February 17, 2012

• The Drawings of Leon Dabo • In Search of the Source: Paintings of the Nile and Beyond by Lockwood de Forest • De Forest’s MONTEREY   MARCH 2012   Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery is thrilled to announce the publication of three new books this March!    The Drawings of Leon Dabo was written by gallery Director Jeremy Tessmer with a foreword by gallery owner Frank Goss. This scholarly study and comprehensive presentation of Dabo’s works on paper proves truly engaging and marks the first significant monographic publicati...


John James Audubon (1785-1851) American Grossbill.  Aquatint copper-plate engravings on Whatman paper.  Engraved, printed and coloured by R.  Havell (London, 1835), from the double elephant folio, Birds of America, 63.5 x 88.9 cm, 25 x 35 in The American Museum in Britain.

John James Audubon: Fur and Feather

Released: February 10, 2012

John James Audubon is known for his remarkable studies of American birds depicted in their natural habitats.  His The Birds of North America (1827-1839), in which he identified 25 new species and a number of new sub-species, is considered to be one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.  However, his studies of mammals are less well-known.  To complement The Compassionate Eye:  Birds and Beasts from the American Museum’s Print Collection, on view in the Exhibition Gallery from 10 March to 1 July 2012, the American Museum in Britain will display twelve f...


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