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FIRST IMPRESSIONS - April 2013
First Impressions will alert you to new B & B Rare Books catalogues, upcoming fairs, special sales, and book collecting news.
What's New — April 2013
The B & B Rare Books Gallery is OPEN!
Please visit us in the Gramercy/Flatiron neighborhood at:
30 East 20th Street, Suite 305
Our new location is in an historic 1918 building right between Gramercy Tavern restaurant and the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace.
We are so excited to be taking our business to the next level—please join us in celebrating and check it out!
Meet B & B's new Gallery Assistant!
The B & B family is growing! If you visit our new gallery or attend the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, you will have the pleasure of meeting our new Gallery Assistant, Becca Kennedy.
Becca graduated from the University of Rochester in May 2012. There, she majored in English Literature with a minor in Music. She moved to NYC with her fiancé in August 2012. Before working at B&B, her first job was with The Strand Bookstore. Becca looks forward to learning the "ins and outs" of the rare books trade, especially how rare books are appraised and cataloged.
Becca's interests are singing, playing the piano, and reading. Her favorite author is Ray Bradbury and her favorite book is Something Wicked This Way Comes. She also enjoys modernist writers such as Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, and their contemporaries.
Sunday's Forbes Blog Anniversary!
Sunday just celebrated 1 year of blogging on Forbes.com! Her blog, HOME OFFICE, features posts on small business strategy, entrepreneurial advice, and anecdotal stories from the rare book trade.
To follow Home Office, click on 'Follow Me' beneath Sunday's photo- you have the option to follow via social media or with an account on Forbes.com.
Frank L. Baum - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1900.
First edition, binding state "C", text and illustrations in the corrected state.
Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939.
First edition, first printing. One of only 5000 copies.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Coleridge. London: William Pickering, 1847.
Early edition in full polished blue calf.
Samuel Johnson - The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets with Critical Observations on Their Works. London: Printed for C. Bathhurst, et al, 1783.
Third edition, bound in full contemporary tree calf.
Cormac McCarthy - The Orchard Keeper. New York: Random House, 1965.
First edition, first printing of the author's first novel.
John Milton - Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1705.
Seventh edition, bound in period 18th century calf.
Eugene O'Neill - The Iceman Cometh. New York: Random House, 1946.
First edition, first printing.
Alfred Lord Tennyson - Idylls of the King. London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1859.
First edition, first issue.
E. B. White - Stuart Little. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945.
First edition, first printing.
Upcoming Book Fairs
The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, NY
Thursday Preview, April 11 5 PM – 9 PM
Friday, April 12 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, April 13 12 PM – 7 PM
Sunday, April 14 12 PM – 5 PM
53rd Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair
B&B Rare Books will be exhibiting at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair April 11-14, 2013. Join us for our 4th year- visit us at Booth D7!
The NYABF is one of the largest antiquarian book fairs in the world. There will be hundreds of exhibitors, so plan to spend the whole weekend – you can't see it all in one day! Who wouldn't want to spend a weekend surrounded by fellow bibliophiles, enjoying rows upon rows of one-of-a-kind rare books?
Don't miss the Thursday night Preview for the official opening night. Admission for Friday-Sunday is $20/day and more information can be found here. We hope to see you there!