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 Now, the ILAB website has been archived by the BSB.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.

IT’S OVER BOOK?

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  • Barnaby Rudge Booksellers

    Barnaby Rudge Booksellers

    Laguna Beach - UNITED STATES

    Specialties: Bindings, Children's books, Early printing, History, Illustrated books, Law, Natural history

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Rare Book Gallery

  • [COLLECTION OF TREATIES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND INDIAN TRIBES]

    [Indian Treaties]:

    Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana

    [COLLECTION OF TREATIES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND INDIAN TRIBES]
    [Washington. 1830s-1870].. Various paginations, most often 4pp. to 10pp. each. Folio. Original self- wrappers, often string- or ribbon-tied. On the... More

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    Price: 75000.00 USD

  • LABYRINTHO DE COMERCIO TERRESTRE Y NAVAL. DONDE BREVE Y COMENDIOSAMENTE SE...

    Hevia y Bola? Juan de:

    Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana

    LABYRINTHO DE COMERCIO TERRESTRE Y NAVAL. DONDE BREVE Y COMENDIOSAMENTE SE TRATA DA LA MERCANCIA Y CONTRATACION DE TIERRA Y MAR
    Lima: Francisco del Canto, 1617.. [16],799,[45]pp. Small quarto. Later vellum with pigskin ties, manuscript title on spine, brand on top edge.... More

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    Price: 90000.00 USD

  • ISAGOGE IN TYPUM COSMOGRAPHICUM SEU MAPPAM MUNDI

    Apianus, Petrus:

    Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana

    ISAGOGE IN TYPUM COSMOGRAPHICUM SEU MAPPAM MUNDI
    Landschut: Joannem Weyssenburger, [1521].. [8]pp. Woodcut map on titlepage. Small quarto. Modern three-quarter vellum and marbled boards, leather... More

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    Price: 85000.00 USD

  • [GROUP OF SIX AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM CENTRAL GOLD RUSH FIGURE AND...

    Sutter, Johann Augustus:

    Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana

    [GROUP OF SIX AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM CENTRAL GOLD RUSH FIGURE AND CALIFORNIA PIONEER, JOHANN (JOHN) AUGUSTUS SUTTER, TO FELLOW CALIFORNIA PIONEER, JEAN JACQUES VIOGET. ACCOMPANIED BY TWENTY-TWO OTHER MANUSCRIPT AND PRINTED DOCUMENTS CHRONICLING V
    New Helvetia, Ca. February 1842 - June 1843 (for the Sutter letters). Accompanying documents dated between 1828 and 1862.. Six manuscript letters,... More

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    Price: 142500.00 USD

All ArticlesRare Books - Articles

  • Book Collecting in Norway

    Book Collecting in Norway

    "Oslo has Norway’s greatest concentration of antiquarian bookstores, many within an easy walk of each other in the center of this city of 550,000. One of the largest and oldest is J. W. Cappelens Antikvariat." Erica Olsen visited the Norwegian antiquarian bookshops for the Fine Books & Collections magazine.

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  • Some Features of the Antiquarian Book Trade in Russia

    Some Features of the Antiquarian Book Trade in Russia

    During the last 15-20 years Russia has experienced a significant increase of public interest in collecting antiques, including old and rare books, and as a consequence - intensive development of the antique trade. This is confirmed by numerous facts: increase of the number of antique shops and dealers; enlargement of their stock; improvement of traditional and development of new technologies of the trade ...

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  • John Ward and His Magnificent Collection

    John Ward and His Magnificent Collection

    This book celebrates the second career of John Milton Ward following his retirement in 1985 as William Mason Powell Chair of the Music Department of Harvard University. Since that time Ward has devoted his life to collecting rare music scores and related original editions.

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  • iPhone App for Rare Books, Magnificent Manuscripts and Autographs: „Treasures of the Bavarian State Library“

    iPhone App for Rare Books, Magnificent Manuscripts and Autographs: „Treasures of the Bavarian State Library“

    Browse the treasures of the Bavarian State Library with your iPhone: the "Nibelungenlied", the Gutenberg Bible, rare manuscripts from the Orient and the Occident. The first iPhone App for book lovers.

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  • Analyzing Literature by Words and Numbers

    Analyzing Literature by Words and Numbers

    How often do words like “God,” “love,” “work,” “science” or “industrial” appear in British book titles from the French Revolution in 1789 to the beginning of World War I in 1914? Thousands? Millions? What do you guess? Dan Cohen and Fred Gibbs, historians at George Manson University, try to find the exact answer by means of statistic analysis. 

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  • Extremely Rare Turkey Mill Ream Wrapper Surfaces

    Extremely Rare Turkey Mill Ream Wrapper Surfaces

    Beginning as a cloth fuller, by the early eighteenth century the Turkey Mill had  wholly converted to making paper. In 1740 James Whatman assumed tenancy of the mill, enlarged it, and, assisted by famed British printer, John Baskerville, developed a new form of fine quality paper suitable for a greatly expanded range of printing and art work; the paper became the sought-after choice of artists such as J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Gainsborough.

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