Many booksellers are setting up today for the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center,the four-day event boasts more than 575 international art and antiques dealers,including a 90-dealer antiquarian book fair within the larger show.It opens tomorrow. Ian Kahn of Lux Mentis in Maine has packed a few hundred miniature books--trade editions,limited editions,and artist's books--as well as this lovely Anthony Hecht/Leonard Baskin production,The Gehenna Florilegium (Leeds: Gehenna Press,1998),in a full peach leather binding.
Georgia-based bookseller Kenneth Mallory believes this framed 1953 Marcel Duchamp lithograph of a Dada catalogue printed "in blocks of contrasting type running diagonally down the sheet, " will have crossover appeal in Baltimore.
Additionally,we are told by the Antiques Show organizers,First Folio of Tennessee will bring a deluxe edition of The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie,illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1910),and Roy Young,Bookseller,of Ardsley,New York,plans to show a first edition of Metropolitan Opera Fine Art,a 1978 collection of graphic works by contemporary artists interpreting opera.