Final deadline: Please submit titles for the 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize until 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.
Writers, publishers, librarians, journalists, scholars, antiquarian booksellers, book collectors and all who are interested in bibliography and the history of the book are invited to submit books to the 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography.
Please submit titles for the prize at the latest by the end of April 2017 to ILAB!
View the most recent submissions here.
NEXT INTERNATIONAL RARE BOOK FAIRS:
STOCKHOLM 4 - 5 MARCH
NEW YORK 9 - 12 MARCH
The next major antiquarian book fairs are only weeks away; the Stockholm Antiquarian Book Fair will take place from 4 - 5 March at Sweden's Royal Academy with dealers from Sweden, Finland and the UK.
Only a few days later, over 200 international dealers will move into the New Park Avenue Armory from 9 - 12 March. The New York Antiquarian Book Fair is a real treasure trove for collectors, one of the most important book fairs worldwide and true highlight for the rare book trade!
For more information about upcoming, ILAB affiliated fairs, please go here.
ILAB Library - All You Need To Know About Rare Books and the Antiquarian Book Trade
Meet the ILAB Mentors
Published since 10 Feb 2017
In December 2016, ILAB launched a new Mentoring Programme, which aims to help young or recently established booksellers throughout the world by offering support and counselling on a one on one basis.
In our new series "Meet the ILAB Mentors", we would like to present those booksellers who are volunteering their time for newer entrants to the antiquarian and rare book trade!
Anne Lamort of Anne Lamort Livres
At the age of 28, Anne Lamort left the French Ministry of Defense to join her father, the book expert Christian Galantaris. After a 5-year apprenticeship, she opened her first bookshop situated close to the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadéro, right in the heart of Paris.
Read full article here.
Mentors announced for the ILAB Mentoring Programme
ILAB has recently launched the ILAB International Mentoring Programme. This programme aims to help young or recently established booksellers throughout the world by offering support and counselling on a one to one basis.
The ILAB International Mentoring Programme gives experienced booksellers the opportunity to lend a hand in the early days of a bookseller’s career when help is likely most needed. ILAB would like to thank the booksellers who have listed in the programme for agreeing to act as mentors for our next generation in the rare book trade!
The experience and expertise of the booksellers listed below speaks for itself. All are volunteering their time as prospective mentors for newer entries in the antiquarian and rare book trade.
To see the updated list of mentors, please go here.
Bookseller: George Bayntun
Bindings, Calligraphy, Curiosities, First Editions, Illustrated books, Manuscripts, Old and rare books
Book FairsRare Books - Next Fairs
25 Feb 2017
The Braunschweig Landesmuseum will open its doors on the 25 February 2017 for the 2nd Braunschweig Antiquarian Book Fair with 11 exhibitors. This boutique fair is organised by Reinhard Denecke...
04 Mar 2017 - 05 Mar 2017
Meet book dealers from the whole of Scandinavia!
The Swedish Antiquarian Booksellers Association (SVAF) has the pleasure of inviting you to the...
EventsRare Books - Next Events
02 Jun 2015 - 26 Jul 2017
Have you ever visited the British Library's treasures? The Sir John Ritblat Gallery in the St Pancras building hosts a permanent display of many of the greatest treasures. See over 200 beautiful...
Rare Book Gallery
THE BOOK OF MORMON
SMITH, JOSEPH, JUNIOR
Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB
O. Cowdery and Co. For P.P. Pratt and J. Goodson, Kirkland, Ohio 1837 - Corners rounded, front cover creased. Small piece missing from top corner... More
Price: 50000.00 USD
Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine ou analyse électro-physiologique de...
DUCHENNE DE BOULOGNE
Bookseller: Hugues de Latude
Baillière, Paris 1862 - Grand in-8. [265 x 180 mm] Collation : VI, (2), 70, XI, 194 pp., 1 portrait-frontispice et 91 planches hors-texte.... More
Price: 30010.00 EUR
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
CHINESE PHOTO ALBUM, COMMEMMORATING THE VISIT OF THE WELCOMING OF THE...
GUANG DONG ZHI XIN JU HAUN YIN MEI GUO SANG HUI JI NIAN.
Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB
AN EXCELLENT EARLY PHOTO ALUBM OF CANTON & AMERICAN VISITORS[China c.1897. - ]Half leather over brocade silk, most of spinegone, else very... More
Price: 16900.00 USD
Many antique prints were initially issued with color, but many have been colored subsequent to their original publication. How does one distinguish between original color and new color? Does it matter? Here is brief guide to what you should know about the color of old prints ...
The always present problem of lack of space reared its ugly head yet again in 2001 - we had run out of room in spite of our expanded 5000 square foot third floor lease. This is such a sickness with booksellers. They can never be happy with the space they have and must keep expanding. John published 21 titles in 2001, and we had bought a large antiquarian collection, so space was at a premium.
Diana Parikian, one of the most g ift, hardworking and highly regarded booksellers in the trade, recently announced her ‘retirement’, prompting the above remark in The Book Collector. Diana created whole fields of collecting interests and library trends, from emblem books to Wunderkammer, and many a rare book collector and librarian is indebted to her. Her finds include neo-Latin Renaissance literature, early theatre, opera libretti, documents of art history as well as forays into conjuring and cookery. Diana belongs to that small group of booksellers who actually read, or at least browse, the contents of obscure books, in Latin. Italian and French, to discover some unknown feature. She has published 80 catalogues over the last 45 years.
The Hamburg collector Uwe Frenzel has published a new bibliography about a delightful and delicious field of collecting. His book “Deutschsprachige Tranchierbücher des Barock” provides a detailed and well-founded summary of baroque literature on preparing and carving meat, covering the period between the years 1620 and 1724.
“Peace is not something that exists on a piece of paper. True peace is created in the hearts, minds, and actions of women and men. True peace will exist when all citizens of South Sudan sincerely accept each other, respect each other, and can start honest and open dialogues with one another to resolve their differences amicably. True peace will only exist when the 10,000 children and youths who participated in this conflict are given the education they deserve and helped to re-integrate into society ...” Forest Whitaker
On UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2016, twelve Chicago booksellers will hold an ILAB Pop Up Book Fair at this wonderful historical venue. All members of the Midwest Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), they will show a fine selection of rare books, manuscripts, prints, autographs and ephemera from all centuries and for all tastes at Glessner House to take part in the worldwide ILAB/UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day celebrations and to raise funds in support of the great work of UNESCO’s Forest Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) in South Sudan. The following ILAB booksellers invite you to enjoy a day among beautiful books in the former beautiful home of Chicago’s famous Glessner family: