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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.


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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Book FairsRare Books - Next Fairs

  • The London Photograph Fair: Special Edition

    23 May 2015 - 24 May 2015

    The London Photograph Fair: Special Edition

    The London Photograph Fair, the UK's only established vintage photograph fair, held quarterly in Bloomsbury for 30 years, launches its Special Edition on Saturday & Sunday the 23rd &...

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  • 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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BooksellersAntiquarian Booksellers

  • Librairie Camille Sourget

    Librairie Camille Sourget

    Paris - FRANCE

    Specialties: First Editions, Illustrated books, Incunabula, Literature, Old and rare books, Science and technology, Travel

    Most recent catalogue:

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  • Ask the Angels

    SANTISI, Donna and Marcy Blaustein

    Bookseller: Between The Covers

    Ask the Angels
    Orange, Calif: Double R Books 1978. First edition. Compiled by Marcy Blaustein. Photographs by Donna Santisi. Comb-bound at the top in photographic... More

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    Price: 2500.00 USD

  • Le

    CHARCOT (Dr. J.M.)

    Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens

    P., Progr

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    Price: 1500.00 EUR

  • La deuxi

    Le Corbusier [Charles-Édouard Jeanneret]

    Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat

    La deuxi
    [Basel], 1959. 25x40

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    Price: 40000.00 SEK

  • Nude Photograph of Judith Malina


    Bookseller: Between The Covers

    Nude Photograph of Judith Malina
    Black and white silver gelatin photograph by Weegee of Judith Malina, co-founder of the The Living Theatre, nude and backlit. Measuring 7.75" x... More

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    Price: 2800.00 USD

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  • Etwas vom Autographensammeln

    Etwas vom Autographensammeln

    In the 30s Karl Geigy-Hagenbach possessed the most important private autograph collection comprising handwritten letters and documents by Savonarola, Richard III., Galilei, Descartes, Daniel Defoe, Dostojevskij, Händel, Bach, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Albrecht Dürer. Today two thirds of the collection are archived in the University of Basle. The rest had been auctioned by J. A. Stargardt (Marburg, now Berlin) and Erasmushaus (Basel) on June 30th and 31st, 1961.

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  • Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press: A Checklist - An New Book By Matthew McLennan Young

    Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press: A Checklist - An New Book By Matthew McLennan Young

    Matthew McLennan Young is the author of Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press: A Checklist, the first comprehensive bibliography on this subject, which has recently been published by Oak Knoll Press.  Andrew W. Tuer (1838-1900) was as one of the most influential printers of the Victorian period. With The Leadenhall Press he published hundreds of titles in almost every subject area, from sixpenny pamphlets to limited editions, periodicals like The Paper & Printing Trades Journal  or The Printers International Specimen Exchange,  Jerome K. Jerome's first book On the Stage - and Off  and Sir Montague Shearman's Foot-Ball: Its History for Five Centuries. Matthew McLennan Young's outstanding work includes a portrait of Andrew Tuer and an annotated bibliography which lists nearly 450 publications by Field & Tuer and The Leadenhall Press from 1863 to 1913. For the Oak Knoll Biblio-Blog he has given an account of a post-publication discovery.

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  • Rare Books in the Press: Monster Smackdown - The Trojan Horse Vs. Godzilla At Cornell Library

    Rare Books in the Press: Monster Smackdown - The Trojan Horse Vs. Godzilla At Cornell Library

    “Man has a long history of creating ‘famous’ animals. Some are mythical or literary, like the Minotaur or Toto. Others are real animals, elevated to celebrity status like Rin Tin Tin, or more recently, Internet sensation Maru the Cat. A fascinating new exhibit at Cornell University's Carl A. Kroch Library uses rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts to explore ‘how and why humans choose to elevate certain individual animals or species to the status of divinities, emblems, mascots, heroes, or celebrities’."

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  • Antiquarian Booksellers in Exile – Friedrich Sally Grosshut (1906-1969)

    Antiquarian Booksellers in Exile – Friedrich Sally Grosshut (1906-1969)

    Friedrich Sally Grosshut was born into a family of antique dealers in 1906 in Wiesbaden (Germany). From 1925 to 1929 he studied the law at Frankfurt University and received a Doctor of Law degree in 1932. His career came to an abrupt end with the seizure of power by the Nazis a year later. Grosshut emigrated to Haifa (Israel), where he founded an antiquarian bookshop together with his wife Sina. He describes the situation of the emigrants – and their libraries – between 1933 and 1938 in his memoirs “Mosaik eines Lebens”: Until 1938 the Grosshuts were able to buy numerous second-hand and rare books from emigrants who had found ways to take their libraries with them to Israel. In need of money they were forced to sell their books. Many of them were rare and valuable and had once been bought in Germany for a vast amount of money. Now, Grosshut remembers, hardly anyone among the emigrants could afford to spend money for precious books. So, the wonderful libraries were scattered, the books were bargained for cheap prices to the deepest sorrow of their former owners and the antiquarian bookseller who had to deal with that sad situation. A detailed account of Friedrich Sally Grosshut’s life can be read in Ernst Fischer’s biographical handbook "Verleger, Buchhändler & Antiquare aus Deutschland und Österreich in der Emigration nach 1933":

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  • Why ILAB?

    Why ILAB?

    Have you ever wondered what ILAB is all about - other than a logo that appears against some dealers' trading names?  The answers are to be found in this weeks’ issue of Sheppard’s Confidential, featuring an article by Norbert Donhofer, in which he asks “Why ILAB?” and sets out the main benefits of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

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  • 3rd Milan International Antiquarian Book Fair, 27-29 March 2015

    3rd Milan International Antiquarian Book Fair, 27-29 March 2015

    For the third time antiquarian booksellers and collectors will meet at the Palazzo Mezzanotte in Milan from Friday 27 March to Sunday 29 March to celebrate the Milan International Antiquarian Book Fair. The fair will be officially opened on Friday 5.30 pm in the presence of the great bibliophile, author and scholar Umberto Eco. Organized by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Italy (ALAI) and supported by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) this high class event will attract bibliophiles, traders, journalists, collectors, intellectuals and many curious to come to Milan and to enjoy three wonderful days of browsing the shelves and exploring the fascinating world of the rare book. All the variety which has been brought up through five centuries of printing will be showcased: from incunabula and milestones of 16th and 17th century printing to modern artists books, from mediaval manuscripts to handwritten letters and documents by famous authors, artists and scientists, from children's books to natural history works to modern first editions to avant-garde.

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