Register now for the 43rd ILAB Congress & Book Fair
See you in L.A. from 3 - 11 February 2018!
Hosted and organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, ABAA, the 43rd ILAB Congress will take place from 3 -11 Feb 2018 in L.A., Pasadena.
Registrations are now open to participate in the congress!
ILAB Congresses and Book Fairs are held every two years in another country. They are cultural and social events that lead the booksellers to cities worldwide, where they are shown the treasures of book printing and arts, with the possibility of networking in a relaxed atmosphere. More info.
NEXT INTERNATIONAL ILAB-AFFILIATED RARE BOOK FAIRS:
LONDON 1 -3 JUNE
BRUSSELS 22 - 24 JUNE
The London International Antiquarian Book Fair, also widely known for its location as "Olympia" is one of the most important fairs worldwide, run by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, ABA. It is the key rare book fair in the UK and anchor to Rare Book Week London, a rare book festival to be launched in May 2017.
The Belgian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is inviting collectors and the book trade to visit the second edition of the Salon du Mont des Arts, the event for antiquarian book and print lovers in the heart of Brussels, with over 50 European exhibitors from 22 - 24 June 2017.
For more information about upcoming, ILAB affiliated fairs and related events, please go here.
ILAB Library - All You Need To Know About Rare Books and the Antiquarian Book Trade
Rare Books London - An Interview with ABA Secretary Camilla Szymanowska
Published since 21 April 2017
Rare Books London, the capital's new festival of old and rare books, will bring together booksellers, auctioneers, collectors, readers, experts of various professions all linked to the world of rare and antiquarian books.
We spoke to Camilla Szymanowska, Secretary of the British Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) about this exciting new initiative.
"We have to be proactive about reaching out to possible new collectors. Someone who goes to a lecture about rare books this year may be persuaded into a book shop down the line."
Read full article here.
NEW: ILAB Mentoring Programme - JOIN NOW!
Are you a young or recently established antiquarian bookseller?
ILAB has recently launched an International Mentoring Programme to help booksellers throughout the world by offering support and counselling on a one to one basis in the early days of a career.
For all information and an updated list of mentors, please go here.
Final deadline to submit titles for the 2018 ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography - APRIL 2017!
The 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography will be awarded in 2018 and is one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of bibliography.
Please submit titles for the prize at the latest by the end of April 2017 to ILAB!
View the most recent submissions here.
Book FairsRare Books - Next Fairs
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Welcome to the 22nd Zurich Antiquarian Book Fair with 28 Swiss and international antiquarian booksellers, organised by the Swiss association VEBUKU.
28 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
The Washington Antiquarian Book Fair is the DC region's only curated rare & antique book, map, ephemera, print & book-art fair.
EventsRare Books - Next Events
23 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017
Founded over four decades ago, Skinner offers more than 60 auctions annually. Skinner is located in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, Coral Gables, Florida, and New York, NY and...
Heidelberg - GERMANY
Specialties: Art, Auctions, Illustrated books, Modern illustrated books, Old and rare books, Prints and drawings, Twentieth century
Rare Book Gallery
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.
Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA
D. Appleton and Company, New York 1876 - Half title + TP + [v]-vi = Preface to the Second Edition + [vii]-ix = Table of Corrections + [xi]xvi =... More
Price: 38000.00 USD
Rüstungshandwerk (Munitions Trade Crafts)
Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)
NP 1942 - 1/50? Folio. Unpaginated. Quarter vellum over paper-covered decorative boards with title stamped in silver & emblem (possibly of the... More
Price: 12500.00 USD
Small Collection of Signed and Inscribed Books and Photographs
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
1985 - A collection that includes three Signed and Inscribed books, two Inscribed photographs and an Autograph Note in English Signed. The books... More
Price: 18500.00 USD
Bilder aus Palästina, Nord-Arabien und dem Sinai. 100 Bilder nach...
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
Berlin, Reimer, 1916. - Oblong folio. 106 illustrations on 50 plates, each with separate title, in various sizes. With text booklet (2 ff., 16... More
Price: 40000.00 EUR
G. Thomas Tanselle in the Times Literary Supplement: “’We have to protect our paper-based inheritance’. The most fundamental reason for this necessity – this increasingly urgent necessity – is simply that manuscripts and printed books are artefacts; and all artefacts, being physical survivors, give us direct access to parts of a vanished world ...”
Johann Sebastian Bach's autograph manuscripts and original parts in a digital library. Participating partners are the Berlin State Library, the Bach-Archive Leipzig and the Saxon State Library, Dresden State and University Library. The sources will be digitized by 2011, encompassing 90 % of the worldwide remaining manuscripts.
How it all began: the minutes of the Congress in Copenhagen 1948, where the ILAB was officially founded and where the first President and the first ILAB Committee were elected. Lots of decisions were taken before the delicious Farewell Dinner with: "Harengs à la Danoise, Homards, Crevettes, Écrevisses, Saumon fumé, Anguille, Canard, Dindon, Côtes d'Agneau, Fromage", and Tuborg. Einar Grønholt Pedersen was President of the Danish Association of Antiquarian Booksellers at that time and host of the Congress which was to become the hour of birth of the League. He opened the Congress with an excellent speech about ILAB's aims and its ideas which unite the affiliates all over the world, in 1948 - and today.
One of the most popular Victorian novels I try to keep in stock is Cranford, by Mrs.Gaskell (1810 - 1865). A gentle insight into life in mid nineteenth century England, specifically Knutsford in Cheshire, it is as popular today as it was when it first appeared over 150 years ago.
This year’s Amsterdam Antiquarian Book, Map & Print Fair will be held on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 in the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. 30 ILAB dealers from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States will present rare and valuable books, manuscripts and ephemera from all centuries.
Over 1,000 people visited the London International Antiquarian Book Fair on the first day, with a record-breaking queue when the Fair opened its doors at 3pm on Thursday June 13, 2013 at the National Exhibition Hall at Olympia, West London. This resulted in an 18% increase in visitor numbers on the first day compared to the 2012 Fair and this trend continued with visitor numbers up on both of the following two days.