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New York International Antiquarian Book Fair


Park Avenue Armory / New York

There’s something for everyone at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, which this year celebrates its 61st birthday with price points ranging from $50 to $1 million. A treasure trove of rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, fine bindings, illustrations, and historical documents, the fair features nearly 150 exhibitors. Among them: Rodolphe Chamonal, whose original watercolor collection of printed labels from perfumerie L.T. Piver dates back to the 18th century; Type Punch Matrix, offering a first edition of Pride and Prejudice (1813) in three volumes; and Raptis Rare Books, whose first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997) includes a handwritten note from J. K. Rowling to Bryony Evens, “the first person ever to see merit in Harry Potter.” —J.V.

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