Jack Bartfield founded J. N. Bartfield in 1937, when he began trading in books and
paintings. In the ensuing years, he eventually developed one of the largest stocks of
important colorplate books and fine bindings in New York. Mr. Bartfield was a truly
broad bibliophile, stocking fine press books, important Americana, and better books
in all fields. In 1985, Michael Frost, co-owner and nephew of Jack Bartfield, moved the
firm across the street to larger, more elegant quarters. Beyond the sets and fine
bindings that line Bartfield's shelves, trading continues in rare books of every
Kevin Kelly, director of the book department, with a particular interest in World
literature (but emphasizing American and English), Voyages and Exploration, and early
Americana, is especially apt at helping clients develop collections at every level. While
particularly keen on the above-mentioned fields, new challenges are also welcome with
George Murray, who has been with Bartfield's for over fifty years, has extensive
knowledge of the field.
Jim Balestrieri specializes in sporting items both in the art and book departments.
Elizabeth Marrella and Manny Garcia are familiar with our stock and can help clients
visiting the shop.
Whether you are an experienced collector seeking to round out an area of interest, or just
interested in knowing more about book collecting, we invite you to visit or inquire. We
will be pleased to assist you with any service, from finding a book in our stock or
elsewhere, to issuing personalized lists developed around your interests, or advising and
bidding at auction.
If you would like to de-accession a single volume or an entire library, we will offer
discreet and candid advice to ensure that you get the most out of your investment or
cherished family heirloom.
J.N. Bartfield Galleries
30 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel. (212) 245-8890
Fax (212) 541-4860
Toll Free (866) JNBARTS
Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, 10am - 3pm
Other times by appointment.