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 Beethoven’s Funeral, Vienna, 1827. Offered by Schubertiade Music
Original guest book from Lüchow's Restaurant, New York 1950-1963. New York: including autographs from W.H. Auden, Lauren Bacall, Lucille Ball, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Eleanor Roosevelt, The Duke of Windsor and hundreds of others. Offered by Lucus Solus Rare Books, Ltd
Various New York Storefronts, Photobook, limited edition 1954 offered by Lucius Books
An extremely rare Night Club Map of Harlem in the 1930’s by Simms Campbell offered by Crouch Rare Books
A first English edition of Albert Einstein’s The Theory of Relativity, 1920, offered by Paul Foster Books
View the blog on the ABAA website here for more highlights.