News-Antique.com - Oct 30,2008 - The 32nd Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, one of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the country, will take place November 14 through November 16, 2008, at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center. More than 140 rare book dealers from the United States, England, Wales, Germany, France, and The Netherlands will exhibit and sell rare, collectible and antiquarian books, modern first editions, manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, and a plethora of other literary ephemera. Fine and decorative prints will also be featured.
Whether just browsing, buying or poking, the Book Fair offers something for every taste and budget - books on art, travel, gastronomy and science to sport, natural history, literature, fashion, music and children’s books. Among the highlights of this year’s event are rare first editions of seminal works by Charles Darwin, Frank L. Baum, Pearl S. Buck, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost & Samuel Johnson; a handwritten letter by Massachusetts’s first governor John Hancock; and early books on baseball including the first book edition of Phineas Thayer’s famous poem Casey at Bat, and the first book to explain the rules of baseball – Robin Carver’s “The Book of Sports.” Attendees are invited to bring in their own books for appraisal on Sunday, November 16.
The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is part of a “Boston Collectors’ Weekend” of events including the Boston International Fine Art Show (fineartboston.com) at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, which features forty dealers of contemporary and traditional fine art, and Craft Boston Holiday (craftboston.org) at the Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel, that features 110 contemporary craft artists. Attendees purchasing a ticket to any of the three events can present their ticket at another event for a $5.00 discount off admission.
Friday, November 14 5:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday, November 15 12:00 - 7:00pm
Sunday, November 16 12:00 - 5:00pm
Tickets are $8.00 each day, and $15.00 for Friday evening (valid throughout the weekend) and are available at the Hynes Convention Center Box Office
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA - www.mccahome.com
ACTIVITIES AT THE FAIR:
Letterpress, The Conduit of Knowledge –
David Wolfe, Wolfe Editions
Saturday, November 15, 2008 1:00 PM
The Ticknor Society - Collectors’ Roundtable
Saturday, November 15, 2008 3:00 PM
Irish History and Society from the 1700’s to the Present –
Dr. Robert C. O’Neill, John J. Burns Library
Sunday, November 16, 2008 1:00 PM
Bring in Your Books for Appraisal by the Experts
Sunday, November 16, 2008 1:00 - 3:00 PM
For more information, call 617-266-6540 or visit bostonbookfair.com.
For digital images, or for further media information, contact NinaJBerger@hotmail.com or call 617-971-9340.
The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is produced by Commonwealth Promotion, Inc.