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A WORLD FIRST - ACROSS THE WORLD: In woolsheds, on boats, central stations, skyscrapers, in museums, libraries, streets, clubs and pubs.

> Bookish flash mob - speed dating for booklovers.

> Where you decide to be a part of it.

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> Donate! Reading is a fundamental human right.

ANTWERP: Books across the borders - Dutch and Belgian dealers pop up at Antwerp's Bibliotheek Permeke.

LUND: an ILAB Pop Up Fair dedicated exclusively to pop-up books at Akarps antikvariat.

LONDON: British booksellers show their best at Middle Temple Library.

FROM SALISBURY CATHEDRAL TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY: CELESTE the Rare Book Campervan goes on a road trip for UNESCO with Amanda Hall and Susanne Schulz-Falster.

BOOKS CHANGE LIVES!

On 23 April 2015, these worldwide events will pop up one after another to show that there is nothing more powerful than BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS! ILAB will follow them up in a 24-hours live-report on this website!

UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated with amazing events promoting the essence of reading and the culture of the book. On April 23, 2015, this day will also be a special day for ILAB.

JOIN US! Fill the empty bookshelves to fight illiteracy and to help buying books for schools in South Sudan!

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CataloguesBook Catalogues

Book FairsRare Books - Next Fairs

  • The Bloomsbury Book Fair

    24 May 2015

    The Bloomsbury Book Fair

    Here expect dealers from not just the UK but USA, Europe, Australia and more! More detailed information regarding exhibitors, highlights and more will be on our website over the next couple of...

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  • The Ephemera Society Summer Special Fair

    24 May 2015

    The Ephemera Society Summer Special Fair

    Organized by the Ephemera Society - for the conservation, study and presentation of printed and handwritten ephemera.

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BooksellersAntiquarian Booksellers

Rare Book Gallery

  • [Photograph]: The Last Revolutionary Soldier: One Hundred and Nine Years of...

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    [Photograph]: The Last Revolutionary Soldier: One Hundred and Nine Years of Age. Daniel Frederick Bakeman
    [Boston?]: A.D. Cross 1868. Small carte de visite photograph, approximately 2.5" x 4". Fine in original printed envelope which adds additional... More

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    Price: 2500.00 USD

  • Les

    FERE (Ch.)

    Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens
    FRANCE

    Les
    Paris, Alcan, 1890, fort vol. gd in 8

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    Price: 600.00 EUR

  • Me: Stories of My Life - 1st Edition/1st Printing

    Hepburn, Katherine

    Bookseller: Books Tell You Why
    UNITED STATES

    Me: Stories of My Life  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. 8vo; [2], [i-vii] viii, [1-3] 4-420 [421-2] pages. A charming First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in... More

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    Price: 600.00 USD

  • La tr

    (ALLEMAGNE, H.R. d')

    Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens
    FRANCE

    La tr
    Joujouville, chez Repin, et se trouve

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    Price: 750.00 EUR

All ArticlesRare Books - Articles

  • A Tale of Illusion, Delusion and Mystery: Booksellers and Librarians

    A Tale of Illusion, Delusion and Mystery: Booksellers and Librarians

    We are gathered here tonight surrounded by books — raise your eyes and you will see five storeys of books and there are many more thousands (millions, I guess), hidden in rooms below us. Where did they all come from? Many of you could be forgiven for suspecting that they all came from unwary collectors like yourselves, who made the mistake of having dinner with Richard Landon and ended up changing your wills, or simply finding the next day that your books were now owned by the University of Toronto. But even Richard Landon couldn't come up with this many books so if we are to have some understanding of how an institution like this gets all these books, we must look elsewhere. Let me solve the mystery for you; they come from people like me — booksellers ...

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  • The Memory of Mankind. The Story of Libraries since the Dawn of History

    The Memory of Mankind. The Story of Libraries since the Dawn of History

    After the Renaissance, libraries found themselves faced with the task of solving hitherto unknown problems of internal organization; and again after the Enlightenment had produced the type of the scholarly reference library, the nineteenth century found itself harried by a series of grave new problems of organization. As the Renaissance was ushered in, large numbers of books had been transferred to new owners, and this took place at the beginning of the Enlightenment to an even greater degree. In the earlier age the Reformation had provided the impetus; now it was the French Revolution.

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  • Bibliographies - Rare Medical Books and Manuscripts

    Bibliographies - Rare Medical Books and Manuscripts

    Looking for a cure against the flu? Try bloodletting instead of antibiotics. These are some bibliographies and recommendations from ILAB dealers that might help. The Wellcome Collection is the specialist collection for the history of medicine. It covers books, manuscripts, archives, films and pictures from the earliest times to the present day. While medicine provides the unifying theme, hardly a subject relating to the history of European science is not represented: alchemy and chemistry, astrology and astronomy, physics, botany, zoology, cookery and pharmacy, exploration and travel, geography and geology, horology, mathematics, magic, mesmerism, phrenology, patent medicine, quackery, psychoanalysis, psychology and sexology ...

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  • My Last Book Fair

    My Last Book Fair

    The wise and great bookseller Louis Weinstein of The Heritage Book Shop once opined that antiquarian bookselling wasn’t a business so much as it was a lifestyle choice. Book fairs are for many of us a large part of that lifestyle: frequent and often amusing travel, the thrill of discovery, and most of all the pleasure of our colleagues. I’m lucky to be a bookseller.

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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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  • On the Price of Books – Nothing Really Changes

    On the Price of Books – Nothing Really Changes

    How fast the Spring season went and summer came (and left already here in the UK), which is usual a calm and relaxing time for many book dealers. Here at AVOA we are working hard on our next major work, the second catalog in our series on early manuscripts: Humanism in manuscript and print. While doing some research I came across a copy of Prices of Books  by Henry B. Wheatley, a link to the full work will be provided at the end of this post. A work published in 1898 focusing on the English rare book market. A wonderful read, although if we change names and values it could have been published just now.

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