Monday, February 14, 2022

54th California International Antiquarian Book Fair

 


The California International Antiquarian Book Fair returned to Oakland for the first time in a couple of years and I was happy to go:


An autographed first edition of this classic

A signed First Edition of Roots by Alex Haley


From 1838

Written by Donato Rossetti in 1676

Published a month after the Big Earthquake of 1906

The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer and only 425 copies were made. Can be yours for $300,000

Pioneering Book of Spanish Feminism- only 250 copies printed

And there were some other cool things besides books there:

A Massachusetts Proclamation of Lincoln's First National Day of Thanksgiving


Circa 1960's

1966 First Edition with Malcolm X on the cover.

The California International Antiquarian Book Fair is always a great time. Love seeing what is there. 


13 comments:

  1. Were you allowed to purchase the first edition or just browse the books. Sounds fun. I do like looking at books and when reading I prefer a book in hand, but lately I don't read as much as I use to. But love going to the library.

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  2. Hi Patrick - such a diverse selection of books and I bet there were a lot of people browsing and buying. It's nice to see that "real" books still have value and haven't lost their appeal.

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  3. Some very interesting and rare books to be seen there. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Wow... that's a very interesting view in the back of literary. I enjoyed reading so much. By the way, I have an old book from 1904 (!) here. It's called Simplicissimus and was a newspaper.

    Thank you for sharing. Have a good week.

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  5. Brilliant and a lot of nostalga too what a fab book fair

    Have a chaptertastic week 👍

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  6. How cool. I had been to that book far a couple of years ago. It's fascinating to browse the old books.

    Hole you have a great week and stay safe!

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  7. That looks interesting. I bet it smelled great too.

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  8. This looks so cool! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week and have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Such a variety of things to find. Love all the historic stuff.

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

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  10. Fun to look through. We have events that happen at the library that are like that.

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