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Save the Date – New York City Book & Ephemera Fair on April 9


fair-space---headerNew York City Book and Ephemera Fair

On 9 April, booklovers will have the opportunity to see some of the finest rare books and ephemera at the New York City Book and Ephemera Fair, which this year is sponsored by AbeBooks.com.  More than 60 professional sellers will display a vast selection of antiquarian books, first editions, and other collectible treasures. For those with a passion for ephemera, this fair will not disappoint. Marquee items include an 1831 first edition of Beethoven’s vocal score for Fidelio and a 1938 letter from psychiatrist Carl Jung.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet booksellers at the fair. These sellers have a vast amount of expertise and knowledge and will be presenting some of their finest items. Attendees can preview some of the exhibitors’ inventories by browsing their items on AbeBooks. Many respected sellers will be at the fair, including Little Sages Books, Read’ Em Again Books, Peter Harrington, Abby Schoolman, Carnegie Hill Books, DuBois Rare Books and others.

Other highlights set to appear at the fair include a first edition copy of Salome by Oscar Wilde – one of only 500 copies published, Herman Melville’s A Narrative of a Four Months’ Residence among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesa Islands; or, A Peep at Polynesian and Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas and Anne Cobbett’s 1835 guide to housekeeping, The English Housekeeper: or Manuel of Domestic Management: Containing Advice On The Management of Household Affairs… For the Use of Young Ladies Who Undertake the Superintendence of Their Own Housekeeping.

 

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Herman Melville’s A Narrative of a Four Months’ Residence among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesa Islands; or, A Peep at Polynesian and Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

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The English Housekeeper: or Manuel of Domestic Management: Containing Advice On The Management of Household Affairs… For the Use of Young Ladies Who Undertake the Superintendence of Their Own Housekeeping

The fair will take place on 9 April from 8am until 4pm at the Wallace Hall at Church of St. Ignatius Loyloa, 980 Park Avenue in New York City. The event offers free, continuous shuttle bus transport to the Park Avenue Armory – location of the New York Antiquarian Book Fair – with the first trip leaving the Armory at 7:45am and the last one leaving Wallace Hall at 3:45pm. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $8 for youth aged between 12 and 21. For discount tickets, a complete list of attending dealers, and additional information, please see the fair website.

According to organizer Marvin Getman: “The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair is truly the best of all worlds, celebrating the remarkable intersection of art, history, and imagery.”

Other items of interest at the fair:

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An Advertiser’s Alphabet. Illustrated by Ceri Richards, introduction by Mel Gooding

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Serve it Forth by M.F.K. Fisher

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The Faithful Bull by Ernest Hemingway, illustrations by Michael Foreman, 1980

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Voluptés de Paris by Brassai, 1934

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Madrigal by Tomas Tranströmer, first edition 2010

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