WHY ILAB?

Have you ever wondered what ILAB is all about?  The answers are to be found in a recent issue of Sheppard’s Confidential, featuring an article by Norbert Donhofer.

NORBERT DONHOFER - “TO BUILD UP CONFIDENCE IN THE PROFESSIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK TRADE”

In mid-April 2014 the Austrian antiquarian bookseller Norbert Donhofer was elected ILAB President. In an interview with Bettina Führer he talks about recent challenges of the international antiquarian book trade and his plans for the upcoming two years of his presidency. Read it!

NEW ILAB DIRECTORY TO BE PUBLISHED IN 2015 – BUY ADVERTS NOW!

The world’s expert antiquarian booksellers - in 1 book! ILAB is pleased to announce that the next edition of the ILAB Directory will be published in January 2015. Same as the preceding edition, it will be produced by ILAB with the advertising revenues covering all costs. Advertising rates have remained unchanged and are extremely reasonable.

MELBOURNE RARE BOOK WEEK – FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS!

The Melbourne Rare Book Week from 17th to 27th July 2014 incorporates the 42nd ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair from 25th to 27th July at Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne. Melbourne Rare Book Week, a partnership between ANZAAB, the University of Melbourne and eight literary institutions, offers an amazing programme with numerous lectures, exhibitions, fairs, guided tours and other events.

ILAB WEBSITE – ARCHIVED BY THE BAVARIAN STATE LIBRARY (BSB)

"Digital knowledge preserved for the future" - The BSB as one of the largest research libraries in Europe administers a digital long-term archive which stores websites of scientific relevance and makes them available to the public via the OPAC catalogue. Now, the ILAB website has been archived by the BSB. Open your browser, click on the OPAC catalogue and search for: ILAB.

ILAB CONGRESS PICTURE GALLERIES

THE 16th ILAB BRESLAUER PRIZE FOR BIBLIOGRAPHY GOES TO JON GILBERT!

Shaken, not stirred ... 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.

IN MEMORIAM PATRICIA AHEARN

“The antiquarian book world lost one of its nicest, most beloved figures … with the passing of Patricia Ahearn, the wife of Allen Ahearn, her partner for close to forty years at Quill & Brush booksellers of Dickerson, Maryland, one of the nation's leading dealers of modern first editions and literary collectibles” (Nicholas Basbanes).  In Memoriam: Michael Ginsberg's video interview with Patricia and Allen Ahearn.

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  • A New Map of the Western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North...

    HUTCHINS, Thomas (1730-1789)

    Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books

    A New Map of the Western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; Comprehending the River Ohio, and all the Rivers, which fall into it; Part of the River Mississippi, the Whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; Part of the Lakes Huron, Michigan &c. And all the Country bordering on these Lakes and Rivers. By Thos. Hutchins, Captain in the 60 Regiment of Foot
    London: Engraved by T. Hutchins, 1778. Copper-engraved map by T. Cheevers, with period outline colour, on four joined sheets, overall measuring 36

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    Price: 150000.00 USD

  • Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et fabricati figura....

    MERCATOR, GERARD. - [PMM 100 - MERCATOR'S PROJECTION]

    Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S

    Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et fabricati figura. Denu
    Amsterodami (Amsterdam), Iodocus Hondius, 1613. Folio (48

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    Price: 1000000.00 DKK

  • The Catcher In The Rye

    Salinger, J.D

    Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB

    The Catcher In The Rye
    Boston: Little Brown, 1951.. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Leonard Brooks... More

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    Price: 150000.00 USD

  • TO THE HONOURABLE THOMAS PENN AND RICHARD PENN ESQRS. TRUE & ABSOLUTE...

    Scull, Nicholas:

    Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana

    TO THE HONOURABLE THOMAS PENN AND RICHARD PENN ESQRS. TRUE & ABSOLUTE PROPRIETARIES & GOVERNOURS OF THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA & COUNTIES OF NEW-CASTLE KENT & SUSSEX ON DELAWARE THIS MAP OF THE IMPROVED PART OF THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA. IS HUMBLY DEDICATED BY NICHOLAS SCULL
    Philadelphia. 1759.. Engraved map on six sheets, joined as three. Sheet size: 3 sheets, each approximately 31 x 21 1/2 inches. Excellent condition,... More

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    Price: 185000.00 USD

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  • Literary Baseball Novels

    Literary Baseball Novels

    The prices of literary baseball novels have consistently been strong because of additional collecting pressure from outside the traditional pool of first edition collectors, most obviously from the vast group of baseball and sports memorabilia collectors who might not be averse to adding a few favorite novels to their hoard of baseball cards and "bobbing head" dolls of favorite players. Virtually any reasonably literate (mostly) American (mostly) male might be considered a candidate to collect one or more of the novels listed in the accompanying article ...

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  • Collecting Ernest Hemingway

    Collecting Ernest Hemingway

    Where to start with Hemingway? Ernest Hemingway has been avidly collected pretty much from the start of his career. His first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923) issued in wrappers in an edition of 300 copies, originally came in an unprinted glassine sleeve, the presence of which can dramatically increase the cost of the book.

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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: Rudyard Kipling

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: Rudyard Kipling

    In the middle of his career, well before the Nazi party was formed, Kipling chose the swastika as a personal symbol because of its ancient Indian connotations of good luck and well-being ...

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  • Rare Books on the Blog - State Library of Victoria Medieval Manuscripts Online

    Rare Books on the Blog - State Library of Victoria Medieval Manuscripts Online

    “The State Library of Victoria in Melbourne holds 27 medieval and renaissance manuscripts. Last year the SLV finished digitising nearly all of its manuscripts along with five manuscripts held by the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery." Read the whole article by Anthony Tedeschi.

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  • New York - Promoter Predicts Catastrophe in 2015

    New York - Promoter Predicts Catastrophe in 2015

    As if to compensate for the ever-increasing expense and physical difficulty of this event, the material on display this year was better than I've ever seen it. Books, maps, and manuscripts were dazzling. And, not to put too fine a point on it, the bucks were flowing. No one I spoke to had a ruinous fair, and even the people with only "so so" results were talking sums well into five figures. So, for almost all exhibitors at the big show, it was "mission accomplished." ...

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  • In the Press - The Missing Borges

    For The Paris Review Graciela Mochkofsky reveals the story of a stolen first edition of Borges’s early poems which was returned to Argentina’s National Library. And she asks: Was it the right copy?

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