A collecting forum. CollectingBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » CollectingBanter forum » Collecting newsgroups » Books
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Book Fair in New York



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 22nd 07, 06:27 AM posted to rec.collecting.books
Annibale
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2
Default Book Fair in New York

I have missed a lot of book fairs over the past three years, so I got
to one, finally, I think the name is something like the Westside Loft
Book Fair.[in New York]

They have a maximum number of 50 dealers. No one else can be in. For
the most part they replicate each other. Most of them deal heavily in
modern firsts and have an occasional early or mid nineteenth century
American book. Each has found from ten to 100 good , largely European
books in such categories as travel, science, philosophy. One dealer
is a specialist in European manuscripts. His stock in general is very
different from the rest, but he organized the show, so he is there.
There was some imitative overpricing. Not every earlyish 19th century
American jokebook found in few copies in OCLC is worth $1500.00.
Actually very few of them are worth that, and certainly not the one I
saw there, which had European jokes, only, and copy illustrations from
some European sources. The most likely dealers I saw that day to have
things for me had visited the show before me and were just walking out.
[without any purchases]

I collect categories of 18th and 19th century American books. These
used to be common everywhere, and still are elsewhere. But not at that
show.

I know I have a pseudo for here, it might be

were tiger

and anyhow I am acting like one.

Ads
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SINCLAIR DINOLAND Dinosaur booklet NEW YORK WORLDS FAIR Ebayer General 0 March 3rd 05 01:52 AM
July Used Book Fair Calendar Susan Siegel Books 0 June 29th 04 09:24 PM
June Used Book Fair Calendar Susan Siegel Books 0 May 28th 04 07:26 PM
What's with Book Fair prices? Kelley Roberts Books 4 March 15th 04 05:52 PM
January Used Book Fair Calendar Bookhuntpr Books 0 December 30th 03 10:02 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 CollectingBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.