Coming up fast is the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print and Paper Fair. This year the fair will be held at Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center. A huge gathering of readers, collectors, dealers, and fans of the printed word and image, the fair is a terrific weekend destination. On display will be 200 national and international exhibitors featuring antiquarian and rare books on all subjects, first editions, modern literature, manuscripts, children’s books, illustration and art, antique and modern prints, posters, photographs, autographs, postcards, ephemera, and maps.
As an added treat, Friends members will get a 50% discount on the $10 admission at the door. (You must show your Friends membership card—one discount per member.)
Friends will have a booth at the fair featuring hundreds of never-before-seen books and other collectibles. Some of the highlights are:
Migrations, by Sebastiao Salgado.
The Aperture Foundation, NY, 2000, 1st Edition, Signed by Salgado
Photographer Salgado made his name with his previous book “Workers” which profoundly influenced the way labor was perceived worldwide. In this book he documents the mass migrations of peoples seeking a better life throughout the world.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave; Written by Himself
The Anti-Slavery Office, Boston, 1845.
The book became a bestseller upon its publication with over 11,000 copies sold. Douglas went on to become one of the great orators against slavery and continued to tour and lecture after the Civil War eventually become a proponent of women’s suffrage.
Snoopy and the Red Baron; by Charles M. Schulz
Holt, Rinehart, NY, 1967, 3rd Printing, Signed by Schulz
The front cover features a brightly colored doghouse flown by Snoopy with his teeth gritted in determination. Multi-colored pages feature the exploits of America’s most-loved cartoon canine. Signed by Schulz on the front free endpaper.
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds; by Charles Mackay
Office of the National Illustrated Library, London, 1852, 2nd Edition, 2 volumes bound as one.
Still relevant account of the great economic bubbles of the 18th century and mass delusions such as witchcraft. Eerily prescient as we watch the end of our current stock-market bubble approaching.
The Feminine Mystique; by Betty Friedan
W.W. Norton, NY, 1963, 1st Edition
Pioneering treatise on the image of women in society and a founding text of the feminist movement.
Negro Drawings; by Miguel Covarrubias
New York, 1927, Ltd. Ed. of 100 Signed by Covarrubias.
Covarrubias was intimately associated with many of the figures of the Harlem Renaissance and illustrated books by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston among others. Each copy of the limited edition has a signed, original drawing by Covarrubias bound-in.
Songs Called Poems; by John Trudell
Poettree Publishing, 1982, Signed by Trudell
Trudell is a seminal figure in the Indian Rights struggle. He participated in the occupation of Alcatraz and broadcast nightly as “Radio Free Alcatraz.” He was president of the American Indian Movement during the 1970s and is a singer, writer and general rabble-rouser. The book is inscribed and signed on the title page and includes a photo of Trudell laid-in.
Two Worlds, A Literary Quarterly; Volume I, numbers 1-4.
Two Worlds Publishing, NY, 1925-26
A literary quarterly of the ‘20s publishing many of the literary notables of the day. These 4 issues are notable for containing pirated parts of “A New Unnamed Work” (Ulysses) by James Joyce
The Links; by Robert Hunter
New York, 1926, 1st Ed., 1st State
Early 20th century text on golf-course design. Hunter was the co-designer of the course at Cypress Point as well as many others throughout the country. This is the 1st state binding with the two flags in color on the cover.
Gustav Zumsteg, Zurich, 1962
Limited Edition history of the Zurich Restaurant contains original Lithos by Braque, Chagall, Giacometti and Miro.
The San Francisco 2014 Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair
February 1st & 2nd, 2014
Saturday – 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday – 10 AM – 5 PM
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center
$10 Admission with return privileges
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