New York Antiquarian Book Fair



From April 7 - 10 the Park Avenue Armory in NYC will be the mecca of rare and historical books

Bibliophiles rejoice – as of April 7, 2016 the Park Avenue Armory in NYC will be converted into one of the world’s most distinguished book fairs, The New York Antiquarian Book Fair. This year’s event, presented by The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), will feature over 200 international exhibitors of rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, photographs, ephemera and singular items of historical interest. Featuring items like Robert Frost’s personal cane carved “Miles to go Before I sleep,” to a First Edition copy of “Where the Wild Things Are,” the fair will interest everyone from a seasoned collector to a literary novice. Preview tickets are $50 and include a return visit and daily tickets are $25, both of which can be purchased here.

The New York Antiquarian Book Fair’s preview and daily hours are listed below:

Preview: Thursday, April 7, 5-9pm

$50 (includes one daily re-admission)

Daily Hours: Friday, April 8, noon-8pm

Saturday, April 9, noon-7pm

Sunday, April 10, noon-5pm

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are, Enchanted Books Booth #E6

A favorite of adults and children alike, Where the Wild Things Are is a story for all ages. This particular copy is a beautiful First Edition, still in the dust wrapper. Making it even more unique, this version is inscribed to Suzanne Glasser, a well known publisher.

Robert Frost Cane

Robert Frost Cane, Schubertiade Music & Arts, Booth #B12

Frost, Robert. (1874 – 1963). Carved “Miles to go Before I sleep” Walking Stick from the collection of the Poet.

Robert Frost’s personally-owned and –used knotty wooden walking stick, measuring approximately 39 inches long, carved along one side with “R. Frost” and along the other with a famous line from the poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.’ “Miles to go before I sleep.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance.

Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises, Peter Harrington Antiquarian Bookseller, Booth #A17

Written by one of the most notary figures in literature Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises is a well known work on its own. This particular version is unique not only in that it is a first edition, as well as first printing, BUT it is inscribed by Ernest Hemingway himself. “To Cuyler Stevens with all best wishes, Ernest Hemingway.”

Gourdelle Watercolor

Gourdelle Watercolor, Librairie Thomas-Scheler, Booth #C6

This stunning piece is on of the multiple depictions of beautifully rendered exotic birds, done by Pierre Gourdelle. The folio contains 50 sheets depicting 60 European & Exotic birds. Each watercolor is accented with gilt and richly decorated.


Walt Whitman’s Books, Honey & Wax Booksellers, Booth #A33

Spectacular oversized advertising poster designed by Walt Whitman for distribution to bookstores, an artifact reflecting both his printing background and his promotional energy.


Twiggy Paper Doll, Enchanted Books, Booth #E6

A blast from the past, this paper doll version of fashion icon Twiggy is delightful. Making this extra nice – it includes a separate free-standing cardboard die-cut of Twiggy wearing the ‘Plastilon” dress – advertising the “Twiggy Paper Doll Book plus a Mod Fashion that You Can Wear!’

Anne Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables Cover by Lucy Maude Montgomery, David Brass Rare Books, Booth #D4

Inserted frontispiece and seven half-tone plates after drawings by Mary Austin Claus and William Klaus. Housed in a fleece-lined half black Moroccan clamshell case.