First Mentors announced for the ILAB Mentoring Programme
ILAB has recently launched the ILAB International Mentoring Programme. This programme aims to help young or recently launched booksellers throughout the world by offering support and counsel 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.
FIRST ILAB FAIR OF THE YEAR:
56th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair
27-29 January 2017
The 56th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair, organised by the German association Verband der Antiquare and under the auspices of ILAB, is the 2nd oldest antiquarian fair in Europe.
It is the most important event for antiquarians, autograph and print dealers in Germany and the first major event in the new year for the international antiquarian book trade and book collector.
Over 72 antiquarian businesses have registered for the 2017 fair, dealers from Germany, the UK, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
For visitor information, exhibitors and highlights, please go here.
ILAB LIBRARY - All You Need To Know About Rare Books and the Antiquarian Book Trade
Published since 19 Jan 2017
The Franco-American Museum of Blérancourt - Guest of Honour at the 2017 Paris Salon International du Livre Rare
The organisers of the 2017 Paris Salon International du Livre Rare and the French association Syndicat National de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) have just announced the Guest of Honour of the 2017 Salon.
Unique in France, the Franco-American Museum of Blérancourt is dedicated to the transatlantic relationship and was founded by Anne Morgan, daughter of the American banker and collector Pierpont Morgan...
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SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 17TH ILAB BRESLAUER PRIZE 2018
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.
View the most recent submissions here.
Book FairsRare Books - Next Fairs
26 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
The 31st Antiquaria Ludwigsburg will start one day before the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair and can be reached within 10 minutes from Stuttgart. Over 50 exhibitors offer beautiful and...
27 Jan 2017 - 29 Jan 2017
The first event of the bibliophile year: For years the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair has been attracting dealers and collectors from all over the world to the elegant "Kunstverein" in the...
EventsRare Books - Next Events
Melbourne - AUSTRALIA
Specialties: Art, Artists' Books, Australiana, Children's books, Games, Illustrated books, Travel
Most recent catalogue: China In Print
Rare Book Gallery
Livre-tableau contenant des exercices d'articulation et de lecture sur les...
Bookseller: Hugues de Latude
Procure générale des Frères, Paris 1878 - In-plano. [530 x 390 mm] Collation : (40) pp. Cartonnage imprimé bleu de l'éditeur.... More
Price: 15010.00 EUR
THOMSON, John; Thomson, John; SMITH, Adolphe
Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books
1881 - THOMSON, John.Street Incidents.London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881.First abridged edition of the "first concerted... More
Price: 17500.00 USD
NRL Report 4489. Rocket research report no. XVIII. Photography from the...
Baumann, R. C. and L. Winkler
Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience
NRL, Washington DC 1955 - Spectacular Images of the Earth from the Threshold of Outer Space Baumann, R. C. and L. Winkler. (1) Photography from the... More
Price: 15000.00 USD
THE HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN., Foreword by Dard Hunter.
Tindale, Thomas & Harriet R.
Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA
Rutland & Tokyo, 1952. - 4 volumes plus envelope. 13 1/4 x 10/ 3/4. Japanese-style bindings of hand-stenciled wraps & boards. Volumes... More
Price: 11810.00 USD
Online: Roman numerals - Roman numeral year dates - Roman numerals - Ecclesiastical Calendar - Shin Hanga Date Translation
We know several book collectors who collect books about the technologies and personalities associated with computers. Some of these collectors have been collecting such books for decades. A few of these book collections are fairly comprehensive, encompassing everything from foundational works like John Napier's Mirifici logarithmorum canonis descriptio (1614) to the latest installment of Computers for Dummies. (Even with the advent of ebooks, the great majority of this literature continues to have a print equivalent. Why is that?) Other such collections, though, are more focused: they deal only with the invention and evolution of personal computers, for example, or with the invention and evolution of the Internet.
“It’s like discovering a herd of unicorns”, says Rick Gekoski. “For a time, when you see them together, you think they must be quite common. But when you buy your unicorn and take it home to your little smallholding, then your neighbours will fall over with astonishment. That’s what’s going to happen with these books. After a year or two passes, each one is going to look like a little marvel and the prices will seem reasonable, even cheap, in retrospect.”
How to identify a rare book? "I got stumped last week, trying to catalog a book I’d recently purchased. It was the first full length biography of the American naval hero James Lawrence, and it was supposed to be 244 pages long. However, my copy seemed complete at page 240, which ended with the word “finis.” I must’ve spent an hour pouring through my reference books trying to reconcile the discrepancy. I had a dim recollection of the pagination issue being explained to me by the gentleman from whom I’d purchased the book. But I couldn’t remember the details, and I couldn’t piece it together from the bibliographies ..."
My internship in Spain is over – six weeks, spent in this beautiful country, has ended up and I am back to Russia to my family. These two weeks in Madrid were full of impressions and events. Gonzalo Fernandes Pontes, president of AILA, and his wife Lourdes made everything to enrich my knowledge in antiquarian books and its market, to help me with my research, not to talk about their hospitality and readiness to give me a hand anytime.
The world’s expert antiquarian booksellers - in 1 book! The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) is pleased to announce that the next edition of the ILAB Directory will be published in January 2015. It contains all names, addresses and specialities of the ILAB dealers who are organized in 22 national associations and who are located in 34 countries all over the world.