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ILAB Library - All You Need To Know About Rare Books and the Antiquarian Book Trade
Published since 26 Jul 2012
Snippets from Jennifer Schuessler's article on one of the most important institutions for young booksellers and the whole rare book trade: Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.
[+] More Provenances - „Provenienzen“: 42th Seminar held by the German Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association in Cologne in May 2012
Published since 07 Jun 2012
From 17th to 20th May, 2012, members of the German Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association met in Cologne for their 42th annual seminar. In a series of lectures the problem of provenances and the restitution of looted art and books was discussed with librarians, lawyers and specialists. The history of fate of famous collections were reconstructed, such as the libraries of Victor Manheimer and Elise and Helene Richter. Other lectures centred around the history of typography, the making of artists’ books, and the identification of the age and the provenances of books through the paper on which of they were printed. Highlights of the weekend were excursions to some famous libraries situation in Cologne: the Dom- und Diözesanbibliothek with its numerous treasures of medieval manuscripts, Ungers-Archiv für Architekturwissenschaften and the Petrarca and Proust collections of Professor Dr. Reiner Speck. Read the report (in German) by Meinhard Knigge.
Published since 14 Feb 2012
RARE BOOK SCHOOL (RBS) provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born-digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field. Highlights of the Summer Courses:
Published since 10 Aug 2011I’ve recently returned from my fourth year of teaching at Rare Book School (RBS) located at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. RBS is the oldest and most prestigious teaching program devoted to rare books in the world. Every year the School runs a full program of intensive weeklong classes on specific topics germane to the rare book world. Curiously, among the faculty of some fifty-odd international authorities on rare books (and some of them are very odd indeed, myself not least among them), I am the only member who is also a rare bookseller. The vast majority of the faculty members are world-renowned scholars, rare book librarians, technical experts and so forth. What, you might ask, is RBS doing letting a rare bookseller teach a course at an institution largely devoted to the scholarly study of antiquarian books?
Published since 16 Dec 2009
Unlike most European countries, where the professional associations of antique book dealers play the role of the educational centers in the field of antiquarian book trade, in Russia, which hasn't had such organizations until now, another practice has formed. The educational centre for the specialists in the field of book trade as a whole and the antiquarian book trade in particularly is the institution of higher education - Moscow State University of Printing Arts (MGUP, until 1993 the Moscow Institute of Printing) ...
Published since 09 Dec 2009
The Rare Book School (RBS) is an independent institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects. The new course schedule 2010 is now available online. It includes ...