Thousands of book lovers, buyers, browsers and sellers will come together in San Francisco at the 44th California International Antiquarian Book Fair from February 11 through Sunday, February 13. With collections and rare treasures offered by more than 200 booksellers from the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the world's largest rare book fair is a bibliophile's delight, featuring a rich selection of books, manuscripts, maps and other printed materials, including incunabula, fine bindings, first editions, children's and illustrated books, ephemera, and antiquarian books on all subject areas one can conceivably imagine, such as: books on the history of music, travel and exploration (including maps), early science and medicine, technology and manufacture, law and commerce, American history of California and the West, literature and the arts. There will be first editions of 20th century literature, complete with dust jackets, superb illustrated books in fine condition, with remarkable typography, original engravings and prints by renowned masters like Rembrandt, Picasso, and Miró. In San Francisco, rare book dealers showcase what is rare and beautiful: from medieval illuminated manuscripts to a 20th century Jack Kerouac novel. In addition to book-related lectures and seminars, the 44th Book Fair features a special music theme, including a stunning special exhibit of rare musical books and manuscripts dating back as far as the 1300’s from the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library of the University of California at Berkeley. All exhibiting booksellers will be encouraged to showcase their collections related to music.
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