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Antique Treasures

November-December 2017

Photograph courtesy of the Boston International Book Fair

Photograph courtesy of the Boston International Book Fair


Photograph courtesy of the Boston International Book Fair

Photograph courtesy of the Boston International Book Fair


Photograph courtesy of the Boston International Book Fair

Find not only rare books, but Asian botanical prints, medieval maps, and Red Sox memorabilia—along with other ephemera typically seen only behind museum glass—at the forty-first annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair.

More than 100 dealers proffer treasures ranging from under $100 to well over $100,000. Appraisers are on hand, and a panel discussion can help guide those new to the passion. Christine Nelson, curator at the Morgan Library & Museum, in New York City, lectures on “Of Books and Wild Beasts: Thoreau’s Wilderness Library,” and sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay reveals his own acclaimed stock of books and other materials related to “Magicians, Cheaters, & Remarkable Characters.”

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