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Valuable manuscripts on show at 'world's best book fair'

Thousands of visitors descend on the New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Valuable manuscripts on show at 'world's best book fair'
Thousands of visitors, collectors and investors descended on New York's Park Avenue Armory during the New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Valuable manuscripts on show at 'world's best book fair'
Rare editions such as a print of the Declaration of Independence are thought to be worth $45,000 are on display
Valuable manuscripts on show at 'world's best book fair'
A portrait of Abraham Lincoln lying in state is held by Daniel Weinberg of the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop during the New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Valuable manuscripts on show at 'world's best book fair'
This years fair, the 53rd year, features over 200 exhibitors of rare books, maps, manuscripts and ephemera
Valuable manuscripts on show at 'world's best book fair'
Antique books are displayed at the Park Avenue Armory which is hosting the New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Valuable manuscripts on show at 'world's best book fair'
A skull with a book embedded in it displayed at the Park Avenue Armory which is hosting the New York Antiquarian Book Fair