Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Visit to the Antiquarian Book Fair

Hi everyone,

Just a quick hello to let you know, Cynthia, Caseyann, and myself had a chance to go to the Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend.

What a great time, aside from the great vendors and exhibits we were able to attend a seminar by the Chief of Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library Congress. The seminar was titled Jefferson's Legacy : Building the Rare Book Collection at the Library of Congress. He spoke of Thomas Jefferson and the contributions he had made in the field of book collecting, some history of the Library of Congress and the current project to replace Jefferson's collection that was destroyed in a fire. He referenced us to the Library of Congress link as his lecture was not being posted. Lots of information.
On Sunday we went with the intention to get some books appraised but only a certain number of tickets (120) had been given out. The next Fair is next year in San Francisco so maybe we can make that one.

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