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The Name Game: Collecting Signed First Editions

A Bibliophile's Tales of Collecting Signed First Editions
Lawrence Grobel
From the Print Edition:
Michael Richards, Sep/Oct 97

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* The ABAA publishes a free membership directory that lists 450 booksellers in the United States, including their specialties. To request a directory, write to the ABAA at 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10020, or call 212/757-9395 or fax 212/459-0307.

* The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) publishes a directory that lists about 1,000 booksellers worldwide, and costs $42.50. To order a copy, contact the ABAA.


The largest book auction house in the United States is Swann Galleries in New York City, which holds some two dozen book sales a year. A free quarterly newsletter, "The Trumpet," previews upcoming auctions and reviews past sales; to get on the mailing list, write to Swann Galleries at 104 East 25th Street, New York, New York 10010; call 212/254-4710 or fax: 212/979-1017. In addition to Swann's, Christie's and Sotheby's hold book auctions from time to time.


The ABAA sponsors a number of major book fairs each year. One event alternates each February between Los Angeles and San Francisco (next year's will be in Los Angeles). Another fair is held in New York City every April. The international booksellers league holds a biannual fair, with the next one scheduled for 1998. For more information, contact the ABAA.

--Bruce Goldman

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