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From April 9-12, 2015 book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair, bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera.

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The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America

This book fair is officially sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.
This means that the consumer can rely upon the experience and professionalism of participating dealers and the authenticity of the items available for purchase. Simply stated, all books, manuscripts and related material have been carefully examined for completeness and bibliographic accuracy. Sanford L .Smith and Associates  along with the ABAA and ILAB have worked  together for over 20 years, bringing  “The Best Book Fair in The World” to New York City,  every Spring.

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Discovery Day

Each year on the Sunday of the fair, exhibitors offer their expertise to attendees. Discovery Day allows visitors to bring up to five items to discuss with experts. While formal appraisals are not given, dealers will discuss authenticity and condition, giving informal appraisals. Past Discovery Days have yielded been some breathtaking discoveries including part of a Shakespeare second folio of Richard III! A first edition of Curious George with dust jacket was appraised at $3000. Also unearthed were original photographs of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s designs for stained glass. A first edition of the classic Beat novel, On the Road, was valued at $5000-$7000. Maritime history buffs were thrilled to discover that their edition of Cooke’s Voyages and Atlas were valued at $30,000. Exhibitors can examine items in most specialties, periods, and languages.

Sponsored By

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

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