NORBERT DONHOFER - NEW ILAB PRESIDENT

Congratulations to Norbert Donhofer! At the Presidents' Meeting in Paris the Presidents of ILAB's 22 member associations voted for Norbert Donhofer as new ILAB President. Gonzalo Fernandéz Pontes was elected Vice-President. Norbert Donhofer succeeds Tom Congalton who was President of the League from 2012 to 2014. Click here for more information!

Bienvenue à Paris! Welcome to Paris! The Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) and its president Anne Lamort welcomed rare book dealers from all over the world to the 41st ILAB Congress in Paris from 13th to 16th April, 2014, succeeded by Salon International du Livre Ancien, in this year's edition the 25th ILAB International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Grand Palais from 10th to 13th of April 2014.

LIBRARIES AND BOOKS YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!

SLAM President Anne Lamort and her team set up a splendid program including private exhibitions and guided tours through some of the world's most impressive libraries. About 120 ILAB delegates from Europe, Canada, the United States, Japan, Russia and Australia saw the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Bibliothèque de L'Arsenal, the castles and libraries of Ecouen and Chantilly, the Dutuit Collection and the Bibliothèque Mazarine.

SALON INTERNATIONAL DU LIVRE ANCIEN AND 25th ILAB INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

Most elegant! The Paris International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Grand Palais, offered its ever increasing number of visitors highlights of our written heritage presented by 180 plus leading professionals from Europe, America and Japan. Precious manuscripts incunabula, rare and fine books, bindings, maps and photographs, old and modern prints provide a fascinating potpourri for collectors and newcomers.

SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED ... THE 16th ILAB BRESLAUER PRIZE FOR BIBLIOGRAPHY GOES TO JON GILBERT!

And the winner is: James Bond! ILAB officially presented the 16th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography to Jon Gilbert, author of: Ian Fleming. The Bibliography (Queen Anne Press 2012).

The official ceremony took place during the 25th ILAB International Antiquarian Book Fair on Saturday, 12th April, noon, in the orchestral area of the Grand Palais.

WHY ILAB CONGRESSES?

"Our world is global and we have a variety of means of communication at our disposal. We "meet" on Facebook we communicate through email. Why bother to travel a long way to meet real people? ILAB Congresses offer the possibility to meet colleagues, collectors, librarians, and real books, and the possibility for collectors, librarians and real books to meet us!" (ILAB Past President Tom Congalton)

SLAM - A HUNDRED YEARS YOUNG

Founded on 23rd June 1914 on the initiative of 29 booksellers, the Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) - the second oldest antiquarian booksellers' association worldwide and with 250 members also on of the biggest organizations - celebrates its centenary with a number of major events, among them the 41st ILAB in Paris from 13th to 16th April 2014.

SLAM President Anne Lamort delineates SLAM's importance for rare book world a hundred years ago and today.

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  • Librairie L'Encrivore

    Librairie L'Encrivore

    Vendôme - FRANCE

    Specialties: Bibliophilia, Children's books, Curiosities, History, Illustrated books, Old and rare books

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  • Varia Opera Mathematica...accesserunt selectae quaedam eiusdem Epistolae, vel...

    FERMAT, Pierre de

    Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.

    Varia Opera Mathematica...accesserunt selectae quaedam eiusdem Epistolae, vel ad ipsum ?lerisque doctissimis viris Gallic?Latin?vel Italic?de rebus ad Mathematicas disciplinas, aut Physicam pertinentibus scriptae
    Woodcut vignette on title, two engraved headpieces, five folding engraved plates, & woodcut diagrams in the text. 6 p.l., 210, [3] pp. Folio,... More

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    Price: 150000.00 USD

  • A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish...

    POPPLE, Henry (d.1743)

    Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books

    A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto
    London: "Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms", "1733" [but circa 1735]. Folio. (20 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches). Engraved map by William Henry Toms, with very... More

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    Price: 160000.00 USD

  • British Salmonidae. 2

    JARDINE BART.t., SIR W. - [ONE OF THE FINEST BOOKS ON FISH EVER PRODUCED]

    Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S

    British Salmonidae. 2
    (Edinburgh, 1839-41). Elephant-folio. In the two original half-calf-folders with green leather-spines and pattern-stamped cloth boards; gilt title... More

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    Price: 500000.00 DKK

  • A DESCRIPTION OF NEW ENGLAND: OR THE OBSERVATIONS, AND DISCOUERIES, OF...

    Smith, John:

    Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana

    A DESCRIPTION OF NEW ENGLAND: OR THE OBSERVATIONS, AND DISCOUERIES, OF CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH (ADMIRALL OF THAT COUNTRY) IN THE NORTH OF AMERICA, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1614: WITH THE SUCCESSE OF SIXE SHIPS, THAT WENT THE NEXT YEARE 1615; AND THE ACCIDENTS BEFELL HIM AMONG THE FRENCH MEN OF WARRE: WITH THE PROOFE OF THE PRESENT BENEFIT THIS COUNTREY AFFOORDS: WHITHER THIS PRESENT YEARE, 1616, EIGHT VOLUNTARY SHIPS ARE GONE TO MAKE FURTHER TRYALL
    London: Printed by Humfrey Lownes, for Robert Clerke, 1616.. [16],61,[2]pp. plus folding engraved map of New England. Small quarto. Full calf in... More

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    Price: 125000.00 USD

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  • Investing in Books – Rare Books as Investments?

    Investing in Books – Rare Books as Investments?

    „There are fields of collecting in which you hear stories of someone who spent $5 at a flea market on an item that turned out to be worth $5 million. Book collecting is not one of those fields. a multimillion dollar Shakespeare First Folio up for auction gets a lot of attention. But for most collectors, books represent a stable, long-term investment. It’s a rarefied pursuit, one that can be financially rewarding if you have the necessary expertise, diligence, and patience. …  Ask a dealer if books are a wise investment strategy and the short answer is no.” John Moore has found more elaborate answers in his article “Investing In Books: Safe Returns Between the Covers”. He has asked John Windle, Rebecca  Rego Barry, Thomas Joyce and other dealers to determine the real value of a rare book.

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  • La revendication du patrimoine écrit. Questions juridiques et pratiques institutionnelles

    Intervention de Frédéric Castaing, Président du Syndicat de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne [2006], lors du colloque international “ La revendication du patrimoine écrit. Questions juridiques et pratiques institutionnelles ”. Un colloque organisé en juin 2006 par le Centre de recherche sur le droit du patrimoine culturel et naturel, en collaboration avec la Direction des Archives de France.

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  • Six Days On The Road & I’m Gonna Make It Home Tonight: Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

    Six Days On The Road & I’m Gonna Make It Home Tonight: Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

    "For a few years now, there’s been a crisis* brewing in the rare book industry.**  Small, regional book fairs all over the country are disappearing at a rate matched only by that of the (not coincidental) disappearance of brick-and-mortar used bookshops. Why or whether we should be concerned about either phenomenon is a matter of open debate among antiquarian booksellers." Are bookshops, and book fairs, silent victims of the Internet terror? There are many articles on this subject, this article by Lorne Bair is excellent.

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  • Ever lasting values - Excellent sales (and the youngest customer) at the 52nd Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair

    Ever lasting values - Excellent sales (and the youngest customer) at the 52nd Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair

    Ever lasting values are good investments, and of these rare books, autographs, manuscripts and prints are the best - financially, intellectually and aesthetically. On Sunday evening the 52nd Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair closed after three days of huge public interest. Most exhibitors from Europe and abroad were happy with five- and six-digit sales.

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  • A Conference on the Occasion of the Publication of Ina Kok: Woodcuts in Incunabula printed in the Low Countries

    A Conference on the Occasion of the Publication of Ina Kok: Woodcuts in Incunabula printed in the Low Countries

    Hes & De Graaf Publishers, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands (KB) and the Dutch Book Historical Society (NBV) are organising a conference on 12 April 2013 on the occasion of the publication of the long awaited revised edition of Ina Kok’s widely admired and groundbreaking dissertation on the woodcut illustrations in incunabula printed in the Low Countries between 1475 and 1501. The conference will be held at the Aula of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague.

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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Oscar Wilde, Dickens Detractor and “Inventor” of Aubrey Beardsley

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Oscar Wilde, Dickens Detractor and “Inventor” of Aubrey Beardsley

    Born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Ireland, Oscar Wilde is perhaps remembered more for his sparkling wit, larger-than-life personality, and historic trial than for his literary achievements. But the author made his mark on the literary world not only through his prolific career as a journalist, novelist, and dramatist, but also through his sometimes bizarre relationships with other literary figures. These interactions make collecting Wilde an even more engaging pursuit.

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