25TH ANNUAL BOSTON INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR NOVEMBER 9-11, 2001
"Works on Paper Weekend" to Include Third Annual New England Antiquarian Print Fair and Other EventsThe 25th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair/"Works on Paper Weekend," will be held November 9-11 at the Hynes Convention Center. The oldest continually-running antiquarian book fair in the United States will feature 155 dealers from the U.S., Canada and Europe. Dealers will exhibit and sell rare, collectible and antiquarian books, modern first editions, manuscripts, autographs, maps and more.
Fair hours are: Friday, Nov. 9 (Opening Night), 5-9pm; Saturday, Nov. 10, 12-7pm; and Sunday. Nov. 11, 12-5pm. Ticket prices are $15 for Opening Night - good throughout the weekend - and $8 each for Saturday and Sunday. The tickets for the Book Fair can also be used for free admission to the New England Print Fair. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 617/266-6540.
The Book Fair is sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit The Boston Public Library and the American Antiquarian Society.
Other "Works on Paper Weekend" Events:
Third Annual New England Antiquarian Print Fair, Nov. 9-11 at the Hynes Convention Center. More than 30 international dealers will display and sell prints, drawings, photographs and other works of art, from the Renaissance to the 1950's. Many works are by New England artists of New England subjects. Hours and ticket prices for the Print Fair are the same as for the Book Fair. Print Fair tickets gain you free admission to the Book Fair.
Boston Book and Ephemera Show, Nov. 9-11 at the Dalton Street Garage (across from the Hynes Convention Center) Visit www.bornsteinshows.com for more information.
Books and Manuscripts Auction/Skinner Auction Galleries, More information TBA.
Highlights From The 24th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair:
· A single leaf, and one of the most important, from the famed 42-line Gutenberg Bible, the first book printed from moveable type. (approx. $55,000.00, Buddenbrooks, Boston)
· First edition of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien published in 1937, inscribed by the author. Book is bound in full black morocco, gilt, jeweled and onlays in nine colors. ($35,000.00, Bromer Booksellers, Boston)
· Complete set of four art prints from Where the Wild Things Are signed by Maurice Sendak in 1971. ($3,750.00, Heritage Books, Los Angeles, CA)
· Full set of the "007" James Bond books by Ian Fleming, some inscribed. ($100-21,000.00, Bromlea and Jonkers, England)
· Collection of 10 volumes of Charles Dickens' "Christmas Books" with four different first editions of the Christmas Carol, ($42,000.00, Bromlea and Jonkers, England)
· First edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, a rare edition containing four color plates that do not appear after the book's fourth printing. ($9,500.00, Aleph-Bet Books, Boston)