Please join me next week, on booth 224, at the 46th California International Book Fair. The San Francisco three-day event is the largest antiquarian book fair in the world and offers something exciting for every book lover and collector. Among the exhibited materials of over 200 American and international dealers, you can peruse and purchase rare items from medieval manuscripts to collectible editions of authors into the 21st century. There will be unusual books on travel and exploration (including maps), literature, the arts, science and medicine, children’s books, law and commerce, ephemera, Americana, and history in all eras and geographical areas. First, signed, and limited editions of many important authors will be present, plus collections of original photographs, prints by renowned artists from the 16th to the 21st century, and remarkable examples of book making, binding, and typography from throughout the world. All of the exhibitors are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America or the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, and together we will be happy to share with you specialized knowledge, as well as to discuss your own collecting interests.
For an illustrated list of recent acquisitions earmarked for the fair please see the following: ebulletinJan2013
For an unillustrated, fuller list of books on display: SF2013master