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2020 New York International Antiquarian Book Fair

2020 New York International Antiquarian Book Fair

Fully illustrated catalogue of offerings being exhibited by us at our booth B-31.

Among our very favorites: the first printed article on Mormonism in book form (1830-1831); the first printing of "Amazing Grace" in an American Hymn Book (1789), a superb copy in contemporary red morocco; the only surviving record of the painted frescos in the Garden Palace of Sixtus V; a 1729 Boston binding by Francis Skinner on an early Rhode Island imprint; embroidered Parisian fin-de-siecle book covers; an imposing binding by Marius-Michel; the Lamoignon copy of Pellerin's "Bible of Numismatics," which illustrates more than 4,000 coins and medals; a collection of Portuguese legal treatises lavishly bound for King Joao VI; an early American scaleboard binding; the first systematic study of Greek and Roman Mythography (Giraldi's "Opera," 1696); the first opinion on Shakespeare ever printed outside England (Conti's "Il Cesare," 1726), a presentation copy in original boards; an 1867 collection of poetry written by a transgender Englishman who was an intimate friend of Mary Shelley; an unknown Italian Renaissance manuscript of unpublished Sonnets, written in Venice and dated "25 January 1510" (sic); a calligraphic manuscript of Knut Hamsun written by Elisabeth Satori (Frankfurt, 1925); an early American manuscript Cipher book (Cape Cod, 1793); a calligraphic Patent of Nobility manuscript on vellum (Vienna, 1787);  and much more.     

Please visit us at the Park Avenue Armory, March 5th, 2020 - March 8th, 2020.

For further information about the New York Book Fair, please visit the official website.