Original blueprints for World Trade Center towers found in trash, sold for $250,000
The Architect's Newspaper
"The Twin Towers’ undeniable significance made the recent discovery of their original blueprints all the more worthy of attention, including the unusual trade of hands that took place in the last half-century.”
Antique book show unearths hidden library treasures
New York Post
"In 1960, the year the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair began, Harper Lee came out with “To Kill a Mockingbird. Today, an inscribed first edition of that book sells for $50,000 — and what used to be an industry swap meet is now a globally recognized institution.”
How a rare pointe shoe landed at New York’s Antiquarian Book Fair
"At the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, not all treasures have spines. One such unbound rarity takes the form of a pointe shoe, signed by prima ballerina assoluta Margot Fonteyn, famed principal of the Royal Ballet."
"It’s a kind of Woodstock for the ultra-bookish, where museum-like displays of stunningly bound 16th-century volumes and illuminated manuscripts are surrounded by booths specializing in rare maps, historical documents, vintage crime novels, counterculture ephemera and just about anything else..."
Rare World Trade Center Blueprints Are Up for Sale
The Wall Street Journal
"James Cummins Bookseller, a Manhattan-based dealer of rare books, autographs and other items, is selling the World Trade Center documents at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair running Thursday through Sunday at the Park Avenue Armory."
"Now a rare 1518 copy of the book [Utopia], including the illusory world’s conlang, is for sale and will be presented this week among other very old books at New York City’s International Antiquarian Book Fair."
"The New York Book Fair is probably the most important book fair in the global book fair calendar,” said Donald Heald, Treasurer for the Mid Atlantic Chapter of the ABAA. Ha said it’s the most highly attended antiquarian book fair in the U.S., drawing about 8,900 people last year and expecting a similar or higher turnout this year."
New York International Antiquarian Book Fair celebrates its 60th anniversary at the Park Avenue Armory March 5-8
"Universally referred to as the world’s finest antiquarian book fair, NYIABF is the highlight of the spring calendar for bibliophiles, collectors of the curious and quirky, scholars, connoisseurs and enthusiastic laymen alike."