Book Fair Calendar
New Jersey Book & Ephemera Fair. Totowa, NJ. December 6–7, 2013. (See Flamingo Eventz ad on this page)
Bloomsbury Book Fair. London, England. December 8, 2013.
Papermania Plus. Hartford, CT. January 4–5, 2014.
Book & Paper Row at Boston Antiques & Design Show. Wilmington, MA. January 11–12, 2014. (See Boston Book Shows ad on this page)
Bloomsbury Book Fair. London, England. January 12, 2014.
Paper Town. Boxborough, MA. January 25, 2014. (See Flamingo Eventz ad on this page)
San Francisco Book, Print & Paper Fair. San Francisco, CA. February 1–2, 2014.
California International Antiquarian Book Fair. Los Angeles, CA. February 7–9, 2014.
Bloomsbury Book Fair. London, England. February 9, 2014.
Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair. New York, NY. February 21–23, 2014. (See ad on this page)
Jekyll Island Antiques Show. Jekyll Island, GA. February 28–March 1, 2014.
Philadelphia Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair. Philadelphia, PA. February 28–March 1, 2014. (See Flamingo Eventz ad on this page)
Washington Antiquarian Book Fair. Arlington, VA. March 7–8, 2014.
Bloomsbury Book Fair. London, England. March 9, 2014.
Ephemera 34 Conference & Paper Fair. Old Greenwich, CT. March 14–16, 2014. (See Flamingo Eventz ad on this page)
Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. St. Petersburg, FL. March 14–16, 2014.
Long Island Antiquarian Book Fair. Hempstead, NY. March 29–30, 2014.
New York Antiquarian Book Fair. New York, NY. April 3–6, 2014.
Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show. Lansing, MI. April 6, 2014. (See ad on this page)
Bloomsbury Book Fair. London, England. April 13, 2014.
Akron Antiquarian Book Fair. Akron, Ohio. April 18–19, 2014.
Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair. Ann Arbor, MI. May 17, 2014.
Bloomsbury Book Fair. London, England. May 18, 2014.
London International Antiquarian Book Fair. London, England. May 22–24, 2014.
PBFA Book Fair. London, England. May 23–24, 2014.
Bloomsbury Book Fair. London, England. June 8, 2014.
Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair. Cooperstown, NY. June 28, 2014.
Bloomsbury Book Fair. London, England. July 13, 2014.
The New Jersey Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair
Flamingo Eventz is pleased to announce the return of the totally revamped New Jersey Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair! One of the longest running Book and Ephemera Fairs in America and the only one of its kind in New Jersey; this event has served the book and ephemera world long for many years. This year it has been given a real shake-up and has been moved to a new location,
A wonderful array of exhibitors – some of whom are new to the show – will present an offering of fine, rare, and old books along with unique paper & ephemera finds to a greatly expanded field of customers – including many new and younger first-timers.
At the 22nd Annual New Jersey Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair you'll find collectible books, autographs, maps, prints, photographs, postcards, magazines, advertising, and more – and it’s all happening Friday December 6, 5-9pm and Saturday December 7, 9am-3pm at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Avenue, Totowa, NJ – a convenient new location that is just off Rt. 80 and Union Blvd, NJ, and only 30 minutes from NYC. Exhibitors from throughout the Northeast will be offering an exciting array of printed text, images, specialists displaying children's books, fine & decorative arts, modern literature, local history, Americana, technology, science, music, social reforms & labor history, religion, and much more.
Admission is $6.00, young people from 12 to 21, $3.00 and children under 12 free with a paid adult admission. There will be plenty of free parking. For more information please call (603) 509-2639; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.flamingoeventz.com.
January Book & Ephemera Fair Returns to New York
Flamingo Eventz and AAB Productions have made a leap of faith to announce the return of a quality Winter Vintage Book & Ephemera Show to New York City. A long-time favorite of both exhibitors and customers, and missing from the show circuit for several years, the promoters have been asked repeatedly to revive this event. The January show has been restructured and improved and is now ready for a relaunch in its original location. Metropolis! Vintage Books & Ephemera will be held on Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19, 2014 as the kick-off event for Bibliography Week in New York. This is a week-long celebration of book history, and this show will present some of the finest vintage & rare book and ephemera dealers in America and Canada gathered together for the third weekend in January.
Held at the well-known and easily reached 69th Regiment Armory, located at 68 Lexington Avenue, between 25th & 26th Streets –and just a short cab ride from Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, and the Port Authority - members of ABAA, ILAB, MARIAB, MABA, and other prominent exhibitors, will gather to present an outstanding array of fine, rare & unusual old books, as well as poetry, prose, political, social, historical, children's series, maps, postcards, autographs, prints, posters, World’s Fair, and more.
Hours will be Saturday from 11am to 6pm and Sunday, from 11am until 5pm. Admission of $12 for adults, $6 for young people from 12 to 21. For more information please call (603) 509-2639 or (802) 464-1142; e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or check www.MetropolisVintageBooksandEphemera.com; www.FlamingoEventz.com or www.Austinsbooks.com.
Boxborough Paper Town
Flamingo Eventz has announced the return of the popular Boxborough Paper Town – The Vintage Paper, Books & Advertising Collectibles Show. This is the original Boxborough Paper Show where you’ll find all things Paper – from classic Ephemera to Books, Board Games, Postcards, Advertising, Classic Vinyl, and more. A long time favorite of both dealers and customers, Flamingo continuse to make changes and improvements to ensure continued growth and success. Bigger, better, more diverse, and with lots of new dealers…this is a paper show to attend for the rare, unusual and hard to find items.
Scheduled for Saturday January 25, 2014 at Holiday Inn in Boxborough, MA, exhibitors from across the Northeast and Canada will present an outstanding array of fine, rare & unusual old books, maps, postcards, autographs, prints, posters, advertising, and more. Plus, there will be book binding & restoration information along with appraisals by John Bruno, of the PBS series Market Warriors, from noon to 2pm. Collectors, scholars, students, dealers, and decorators attend this event for the large selection of unusual finds and rare treasures. Interested parties – both dealers & customers – should contact Flamingo Eventz at (603) 509-2639 or FlamingoEventz@metrocast.net.
Hours are Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm, and the Holiday Inn is located at 242 Adams Place in Boxborough, Massachusetts, directly off I-495 (exit 28). Admission is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for young adults (12-21) and under 12 free with an adult paid admission. There will be plenty of free parking with food and refreshment available at the hotel restaurant.
Works by Leonardo da Vinci on View at the Morgan
The genius of Leonardo da Vinci – draftsman, painter, scientist, inventor – continues to captivate us almost five hundred years after his death. This fall, the Morgan Library & Museum will present a unique opportunity to encounter this great Renaissance master.
The exhibition will feature a spectacular group of works by Leonardo from the Biblitoeca Reale, Turin, including one of his most famous manuscripts, the Codex on the Flight of Birds, and his wonderful Head of a Young Woman, both on view in New York for the first time. They will be presented together with a selection of other drawings by Leonardo, featuring the scientist as well as the artist. The exhibition will also include works by Leonardo’s followers and the Morgan’s Codex Huygens, a Renaissance manuscript recording lost notes by Leonardo.
Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin will be on view from October 25, 2013 to February 2, 2014. “We are delighted to offer New Yorkers the rare opportunity to see this selection of works by Leonardo,” said William M. Griswold, director of the Morgan Library & Museum. “The Morgan is well known for its superb collection of Italian Renaissance drawings, so this exhibition is particularly apt. We would like to thank our colleagues at the Biblioteca Reale, Turin, for their assistance in organizing the show, and we are especially pleased that it coincides with the Year of Italian Culture in the United States.”
The exhibition will show two sides of Leonardo. The first section – Exploring Nature – will revolve around Leonardo’s famous Codex on the Flight of Birds (ca. 1505/6), which demonstrates Leonardo’s extraordinary ability to move seamlessly between art, science, and nature. In addition to architectural sketches, designs for machines, and various diagrams, most of the thirty-six pages of this notebook are devoted to detailed observations on the flight of birds. In both the text – written in Leonardo’s characteristic mirror script – and the accompanying drawings, Leonardo carefully analyzed the movement of birds, how they keep their equilibrium, steer their flight, and manage to ascend, descend, and dive. Leonardo’s interest in the flight of birds was largely motivated by his desire to build a machine that would allow man to fly. Presented alongside the Codex on the Flight of Birds will be additional works by Leonardo, including a charming sketch of insects, drawings on the anatomy of the horse, studies of the human body, as well as the Morgan’s own drawing by Leonardo with two machine designs: a device for bending beams and a maritime assault mechanism.
Leonardo was born in 1452 in the small town of Vinci. Apprenticed in Florence, he moved to Milan around 1482, where he worked at the court of Ludovico Sforza. He returned to Florence around 1500, moved back to Milan a few years later and, on the invitation of King Francis I, eventually settled in France. He died in Amboise in 1519.
The Biblioteca Reale, Turin, was founded by the Royal House of Savoy in the first half of the nineteenth century to house its magnificent collection of precious rare books, manuscripts, and works on paper, including an important corpus of drawings by Leonardo. A later addition to the collection, the celebrated Codex on the Flight of Birds was presented to the Library not until 1893 during the reign of Umberto I of Savoy as King of Italy. Thanks to the number of autograph drawings and the Codex on the Flight of Birds, the Biblioteca Reale is one of the world’s major repositories of works by Leonardo.
For more information call (212) 685-0008 or visit: www.themorgan.org
History of England’s Prestigious Man Booker Prize Subject of New Exhibition at the Morgan
England’s Man Booker Prize turned Possession into an instant best seller, propelled The English Patient and Life of Pi onto the screen, and made a star out of an advertising copywriter named Salman Rushdie. Throughout its history, it has been a dynamic force in marketing literary fiction, while drawing attention to questions about the critical, popular, and economic influences that shape cultural value and confer prestige. Given annually since 1969 to the “best novel in English” written by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Republic of Ireland, or Zimbabwe, the prize is now the prototype for literary awards around the world. Never without controversy or a chorus of detractors, the Booker has uniquely captured the British imagination and has helped shape a contemporary canon that reflects the expanded borders of the English-language novel today. Bookermania: 45 Years of the Man Booker Prize, on view September 13, 2013–January 5, 2014, is the first American exhibition to explore the world of this award and how it came to take its place in England’s colorful history of promoting the novel.
Works on view in Bookermania are drawn entirely from the Morgan’s Man Booker Prize collection –a singular archive of more than four thousand items that preserves the convergence of collaborative forces at play in the world of authors, publishing, the book trade, and critical establishment that have made the Booker one of the world’s premiere literary awards. On bookshelves around the gallery, a chronological display of every Booker-winning novel and noted contenders narrates important developments in the prize from 1969 to 2012. Transformations in typography, illustration, and book design over more than four decades of contemporary fiction are documented through an array of dust jackets and related artwork. Also on view are some of the unique artifacts in the collection in the form of proofs, manuscripts, annotated judges’ copies, authors’ correspondence, and publishers’ promotional material that explore key figures and important issues surrounding the prize.
The objects on view offer insights into the writers, judges, and the memorable controversies associated with the prize. Judging notebooks belonging to critics John Sutherland and Ruth Scurr and books annotated by Rick Gekoski, David Daiches, Hermione Lee, and Robert Macfarlane record their idiosyncratic reactions to some of the most important works of postwar fiction. Letters from noted authors such as Kingsley Amis, Iris Murdoch, John Berger, A. S. Byatt, John Banville, and Hilary Mantel’s annotated copy of Wolf Hall provide humorous, thoughtful, and provocative responses to the prize and to their own works, while manuscripts, corrected galleys, and publisher’s promotional materials document the life of a Booker book and how it has been created, distributed, and promoted at particular moments in time.
The mania in the exhibition’s title refers not only to the British enthusiasm for its highest literary award but also to the bibliomania reflected in the archive that is the foundation of the Morgan’s Man Booker Prize collection. Acquired by the museum in 2010 as a joint acquisition between the departments of Printed Books and Bindings and Literary and Historical Manuscripts, it comprises more than four thousand items including manuscripts, proofs, first editions, reprints, letters, association copies, judges’ annotations, artworks, translations, bespoke bindings, and ephemeral materials related to the finest works of literary fiction published in England. The collection was assembled over several decades by Peter Straus – a British literary agent, publisher, and bibliophile, who has served on the prize’s management committee and has been called its unofficial bibliographer. Straus’s energetic collecting and his attention to the minutiae of “all things Booker” has earned the archive Iain Sinclair’s description as “a museum of madness.”
The prize was founded in 1968 to encourage reading and jolt the British book trade out of its lingering postwar recession. Its success is largely due to the men whose professions and personalities defined its original mission: Tom Maschler of the Publishers’ Association, Martyn Goff of the National Book League, and George Hardinge and John Murphy from the Authors’ Division of the agricultural company Booker McConnell. In 2002, the investment management firm Man assumed sponsorship and the administration of the award passed to the Booker Prize Foundation, chaired by Jonathan Taylor and under the Literary Direction of Ion Trewin.
Each year, the management committee selects a panel of five jurors – critics, academics, novelists and a “general reader”—to consider the more than 120 novels vying for the prize. Extensive deliberations result in a long-list, announced in July, which is further narrowed down to a short-list of five or six finalists in September. The winner is announced at a nationally televised ceremony in mid-October. The first winning novel in 1969 was P. H. Newby’s Something to Answer For. In 2012, Hilary Mantel won the award for Bring Up the Bodies.
For more information call (212) 685-0008 or visit www.themorgan.org.
Morgan Library to Digitize Renowned Drawings Collection
The Morgan Library & Museum has announced that it will begin the digitization of its collection of master drawings, considered to be one of the greatest in the world. The initiative will result in a digital library of more than 10,000 images, representing drawings spanning the fourteenth to twenty-first centuries, available free of charge on the Morgan’s website (www.themorgan.org).
The project will begin in October and is expected to be completed within one year, contributing significantly to the Morgan’s commitment to advancing drawings scholarship.
The images will be accessible in two formats: one for general identification and another for detailed study with enhanced resolution. Scholarly information about each drawing will be linked to a corresponding Morgan catalogue record. Importantly, the project includes approximately 2,000 images of versos (reverse sides) of drawings that contain rarely seen sketches or inscriptions by the artist. The digital library will be available on an open-access basis, and can be downloaded for non-commercial uses such as classroom presentations, dissertations, and educational websites devoted to the fine arts.
“The Morgan’s drawing collection is indisputably one of the finest in the world, however, images of only a small part of our holdings have been available in digital form,” said William M. Griswold, director of the museum. “This project will provide access to the full range of the collection and is critical to our institutional goal of promoting drawings scholarship and reaching out to an ever larger audience.”
Future plans for the project involve digitization of the department’s print collection, including its celebrated group of Rembrandt prints, as well as artists’ sketchbooks, and expanded scholarly catalogue records.
For nearly a century the Morgan has played a leading role in the collecting, scholarship, and exhibition of master drawings. All the major European schools are represented in the collection, with particular strengths in the field of Italian drawings, including works by Raphael and Michelangelo, Annibale Carracci, and Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo; French drawings, especially of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; British drawings, with an exceptional concentration of works by William Blake; and Dutch, Flemish, and German drawings, including numerous sheets by Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Friedrich, among many others. The collection also includes a growing number of modern and contemporary works on paper as well as drawings by American artists. The Morgan’s collection is thus unusual in that it represents, in increasing depth, continuity as well as innovation throughout the entire history of drawing.
For more information contact Alanna Schindewolf at (212) 590-0311 or email@example.com.
Two Historic Copies of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Reunited for the First Time at the Morgan
As part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the Royal Philharmonic Society, the Morgan will display two historic manuscript copies of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the Society’s most famous commission and undoubtedly one of the greatest works of classical music. The Morgan’s presentation marks the first time since its creation in 1824 that the Society’s manuscript, received as a result of its commission, will be reunited with the 1824–26 manuscript that now resides in the Juilliard Manuscript Collection, and was used by the printer to prepare the first edition of the work, from which all further copies were made. Beethoven’s Ninth: A Masterpiece Reunited will be on view October 8 through December 1, 2013.
As early as 1817 the Philharmonic Society tried to interest Ludwig van Beethoven in composing two symphonies for them, with the hopes that the composer would premiere the works in London. Not until 1822 was an agreement reached for the commission of the work that would become the Ninth Symphony. A copyist manuscript made its way to England in 1824 bearing on its title page Beethoven’s dedication, “Geschrieben für die Philharmonische Gesellschaft in London” (written for the Philharmonic Society in London). Beethoven supervised the premiere of the symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824, while conductor Sir George Smart, a founding member of the Society, used the copyist manuscript to direct the first London performance by the Philharmonic Society on March 21, 1825.
The copyist manuscript, annotated by the composer and probably used for the Vienna premiere, was sent to B. Schott in Mainz to prepare the first published edition of the work that appeared in 1826.
“It is impossible to overstate the significance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. A revolutionary musical work for its time, it is a monumental expression of joy and the brotherhood of mankind,” said Fran Barulich, Mary Flagler Cary Curator and head of the Morgan’s Music Manuscripts Department. “It’s been called upon to mark momentous occasions, including the famous 1989 Leonard Bernstein performance celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the last movement’s “Ode to Joy” has been used as an anthem for the European Union and for various Olympic Games. The work is a towering achievement of Beethoven's genius.”
The Royal Philharmonic Society enjoyed close links with Beethoven right from its foundation in 1813, giving first London performances of his 5th and 7th symphonies and 1st, 3rd, and 4th piano concertos. In 1827, when the Society learned that Beethoven was both ill and much in need of money, the Directors decided that a sum of £100 should be sent to him “to be applied to his comforts and necessities.” The money, held up en route, reached him only a few days before he died, but time enough for him to express his heartfelt appreciation to the Society. Schindler, his amanuensis, reported that “the Society had comforted his last days, and that even on the brink of the grave he thanked the Society and the whole English nation for the great gift, God bless them.”
The engraver’s proof of the Beethoven Ninth Symphony manuscript is part of the Juilliard Manuscript Collection of 140 priceless autograph manuscripts, sketches, engraver’s proofs, and first editions housed at The Juilliard School. It contains hundreds of markings and annotations in Beethoven’s hand, upon the work of at least two scribes, and shows edits in the music by Beethoven that therefore were never published, as well as re-orchestrations, dynamic, phrase, tempo, and rhythm markings, as well as other important compositional changes. Some sections were recopied and pasted over the original page, sealed with wax. Marginal notations include an epithet by Beethoven to the copyist, “du verfluchter Kerl.” For more information call (212) 685-0008 or visit their website.
Major Survey of Edgar Allan Poe at the Morgan
The works of Edgar Allan Poe have frightened and thrilled readers for over one hundred fifty years. Terror of the Soul, an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum, will bring together more than one hundred items related to Poe’s poetry, fiction, and literary criticism, and explore his profound influence on his contemporaries and later generations of writers. The objects featured in Terror of the Soul — a phrase and concept Poe introduced in his preface to Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque — are drawn primarily from the Morgan’s holdings and The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The New York Public Library, two of the most important Poe collections in the United States. A number of exceptional loans from private collections will also be included. The exhibition will be on view October 4, 2013 through January 26, 2014.
Poe’s mastery of multiple writing genres, including his ironic reworking of the Gothic tradition as a vehicle for his psychologically acute and metaphysically ambitious dramatizations of the terrified soul, will be elucidated by manuscripts of several of his famous poems and short stories, early printed editions, letters, and literary criticism published in contemporary newspapers, magazines, and journals. On view will be such works as Annabel Lee and The Bells in Poe’s own hand; one of the earliest printings of The Raven; the first printing of The Cask of Amontillado; and an unprecedented three copies of Tamerlane, Poe’s earliest published work and one of the rarest books in American literature. Lesser-known writings, including A Reviewer Reviewed — Poe’s never-before-exhibited critique of his own work, written under a pseudonym — and the author’s annotated copy of his last published book, Eureka, provide a more complete picture of this complex writer. ...more