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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    The Little Prince: A New York Story

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    Linschoten, Jan Huygen:

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    Congreve, William

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    Congreve, William

    Bookseller: Jeremy Norman

    William Congreve and the development of rocketry: unique archive of manuscripts and books.
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  • Biographies of the Key Figures Involved in the Doves Press

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  • The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers - Memoirs

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