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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.

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  • Ekonomicheskie etyudy i stati. [Economic studies and articles].

    Ilyn (Ilin) Vladimir.,( i.e. Vladmir Lenin.)

    Bookseller: J.J. Heckenhauer e.K .
    GERMANY

    Ekonomicheskie etyudy i stati. [Economic studies and articles].
    St. Petersburg, (A. Leifert), (1898) Oktav. 290 Seiten / pages. Mit mehreren Tabellen, with several charts. Modern morocco-backed navy buckram. A... More

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    Price: 2980.00 EUR

  • [Cover title]: The Boxing Instructor: Fighters - Rules Plans and Tricks

    SULLIVAN, John L.

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    [Cover title]: The Boxing Instructor: Fighters - Rules Plans and Tricks
    Jersey City, N.J.: John L. Sullivan (1937). First edition. 12mo. Stapled torquoise printed wrappers. 20pp., four photographic illustrations in... More

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    Price: 600.00 USD

  • The Royal Captives: A Fragment of a Secret History Copied from an Old...

    YEARSLEY, ANN.

    Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop
    UNITED STATES

    The Royal Captives: A Fragment of a Secret History Copied from an Old Manuscript.
    Philadelphia: Printed for Robert Campbell, 1795 [vols 1 & 2]; Philadelphia: Published by Thomas Bradford, 1796 [vol. 3]. 3 vols in 2 , 12mo,... More

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    Price: 900.00 USD

  • Original b&w photo by L

    [Beckett] Özkök, Lütfi

    Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat
    SWEDEN

    Original b&w photo by L
    Paris, 1968. 28x22

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    Price: 20000.00 SEK

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  • Are Rare Book Dealers "Collectors in Disguise"?

    Are Rare Book Dealers "Collectors in Disguise"?

    From December 3-5, 2010, rare book dealers from Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States will showcase rare and beautiful books and prints at the  4th Hong Kong Antiquarian Book Fair, among them booksellers from Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The fair, which took place for the first time in 2007,  is organized by Paul Feain of Cornstalk Bookshop in Sydney (Australia), Mitsuo Nitta of Yushodo in Tokyo (Japan), and Christopher Li of Swindons Books in Hong Kong. In an interview for the China Daily Paul Feain, antiquarian bookseller for 30 years and a long-time ILAB Committee member,  talks about the importance of printed books in the history of mankind, the great works of 20th century literature, art, politics and philosophy, about the passion of book collecting and Hong Kong as an attractive market place for rare books and manuscripts, arts and antiques. His credo: A good dealer is a collector in disguise. Collect with passion in a field that you are passionate about. Collect books that you want to read. You will soon become an expert, and if you collect like this for a number of years you may even become THE expert. 

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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: Dashiell Hammett

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: Dashiell Hammett

    Hammett wrote just five novels that were published in hardcover: Red Harvest (1929), The Dain Curse (1930), The Maltese Falcon (1930), The Glass Key (1931), and The Thin Man (1934) over a period of only five years, and then spent the 26 remaining years of his life drinking ...

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  • Diana Parikian’s Swansong

    Diana Parikian’s Swansong

    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.

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  • The Mulvihill Collection of Rare & Special Books and Images

    The Mulvihill Collection of Rare & Special Books and Images

    The Florida Bibliophile Society Web site has now posted, from the December 11, 2011 issue of the Society's newsletter, a digital copy of the Society's two-page feature on Maureen E. Mulvihill's recent talk on her collection, hosted by the Florida Bibliophile Society and the University of Tampa Library.

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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Famous Literary Hoaxes (Part Two)

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Famous Literary Hoaxes (Part Two)

    Back in 400 BCE, Dionysus the Renegade was a Stoic philosopher and student of Zeno of Citium. He wanted to humiliate his rival Heraclides and decided to forge a work of Sophocles. Dionysus inserted the acrostic "Heraclides is ignorant of letters," which quickly led to the discovery of Dionysus' fraud - but not before he'd achieved his aim of embarrassing Heraclides. Since then, the literary hoax has played a fascinating and engaging role in history. In Part One, we focused on the Ossian poems, The English Mercurie, and Thomas Chatterton's Rowley poems. Now, delve into William Ireland's spurious Shakespeare, Davy Crockett's attempts to combat false autobiographies, and more.

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  • Peter Harrington Rare Books Featured on BBC News: Charles Dickens inscribed book offered for £275,000 sale

    Peter Harrington Rare Books Featured on BBC News: Charles Dickens inscribed book offered for £275,000 sale

    “A signed copy of Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities bearing a personal inscription to fellow author George Eliot has gone on sale for £275,000. Dated December 1859, the dedication expresses "high admiration and regard" for Eliot - real name Mary Ann Evans. It is being sold by rare book dealer Peter Harrington and is currently on show at its central London bookshop. If it reaches its asking price, the book will be among the most expensive Dickens works ever purchased.” Read the whole story on BBC News.

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