UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ILAB

The London International Antiquarian Book Fair, 28th to 30th May 2015: one of the highlights in the world for book lovers and collectors and centrepiece of the London Book Fair Week. From London to Melbourne, Tokyo, Boston, Toronto, New York, California and back to Europe: the ILAB Book Fair calendar.

WHY ILAB?

Have you ever wondered what ILAB is all about - other than a logo that appears against some dealers' trading names?  ILAB President Norbert Donhofer sets out the main benefits of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers! Learn more about ILAB, the ILAB Committee, the ILAB Internship Program, and the ILAB Congresses.

THE WORLD'S EXPERT ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS IN 1 BOOK!

The ILAB Directory gives easy access to information on the almost 2.000 ILAB booksellers that are experts in their chosen fields and stand behind the ethical standards of ILAB. In this new electronic world you will find this expertise an essential part in making your buying experience a pleasant one. Download the PDF, or get a printed copy at the ILAB book fairs.

STAY TUNED - THE ILAB NEWSLETTER

All you need to know about the rare books and the rare book trade. The electronic ILAB Newsletter keeps you informend. Click above right and subscribe.

17th ILAB BRESLAUER PRIZE FOR BIBLIOGRAPHY  - SUBMIT BOOKS!

The 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, worth 10.000 $, will be awarded in 2018 to one or more books published in any language between April 2013 and April 2017. The jury will admit all publications relating to bibliography in a very broad sense. The books can be submitted latest by the end of April in 2017 by sending a copy to the Prize Secretary Fabrizio Govi.

ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY

A world first – across the world: bookish flashmobs, like speed dating for booklovers in the most unusual places. In woolsheds, on boats, central stations, skyscrapers, in museums, libraries, streets, clubs and pubs, thousands of booklovers met on 23 April 2015 and raised funds for the UNESCO literacy projects. See the pictures on ILABPopUpBookFairs.blogspot.de

ILAB INTERNSHIPS - OUT OF THE CLASSROOM, INTO THE WORLD

A global "ILAB School" without borders: The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers offers internships to students and beginners in the rare book trade who wish to widen their knowledge through practical learning and to plug into the worldwide network of antiquarian bookselling.

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  • In the Matter of Peter Edward Rose, Manager, Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club:...

    DOWD, John M.

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    In the Matter of Peter Edward Rose, Manager, Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club: Report to the Commissioner (a.k.a. The Dowd Report)
    New York: Office of the Commissioner Major League Baseball May 9, 1989. First edition. Quarto. Plastic comb-bound photo duplicated pages with a... More

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    Price: 5000.00 USD

  • Serie "Innocent things" Porträtserie mit Objekten.

    Kuznetsova, Nadya,

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

    Serie "Innocent things" Porträtserie mit Objekten.
    St. Petersburg, 2007. Auflage 5 +1 . 70 x 50 cm, Silbergelatine-Abzug, Handabzug, Preis pro Motiv. Gut, Handabzug auf Barytpapier, manchmal wie bei... More

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    Price: 1580.00 EUR

  • Killer Queen.

    QUEEN [MAY, Brian, TAYLOR, Roger, ROCK, Mick]

    Bookseller: Adrian Harrington
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Killer Queen.
    UK: Genesis Publications. 2003. LIMITED COLLECTOR EDITION. No. 1184 of 2500 copies, SIGNED by guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and... More

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    Price: 495.00 GBP

  • Collection of Letters, Photographs, and Pamphlets

    CUNNINGHAM, Eugene

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    Collection of Letters, Photographs, and Pamphlets
    1917-1958. A collection of over 100 Typed Letters Signed from the author Eugene L. Cunningham, best known for his Western-theme novels and pulp... More

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    Price: 12500.00 USD

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  • Bibliographies - Anonym works

    Bibliographies - Anonym works

    Online: Michael Holzmann und Hanns Bohatta, Deutsches Anonymen-Lexikon 1501-1850, 4 volumes

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  • Bibliographies - Chess

    Online: Oettinger’s bibliography on chess

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  • Bibliographies - Egypt

    Online: Jolowicz, Bibliotheca Aegyptiaca, with supplement

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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: It's Purely Academic at The Private Library

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: It's Purely Academic at The Private Library

    Anyone who reads much so-called academic fiction may be forgiven for thinking that some of the folks teaching our sons and daughters are, for the most part, a bunch of narcissistic, neurotic misfits (Malcom Bradbury: The History Man; Elain Showalter: Faculty Towers).  Although the rise of this fictional genre began in earnest in the mid 1950s, its roots can be traced as far back as Anthony Trollope's 1857 novel of provincial Anglican preferment, Barchester Towers, and - more to the point - George Eliot's Middlemarch (1872).

     

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  • Melbourne Rare Book Week - July 18 to 28, 2013, incorporating ANZAAB’s 40th Australian Antiquarian Book Fair

    Melbourne Rare Book Week - July 18 to 28, 2013, incorporating ANZAAB’s 40th Australian Antiquarian Book Fair

    The Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers is proud to present its 40th Australian Antiquarian Book Fair, to be held from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28 in the University of Melbourne’s historic Wilson Hall. Fine, rare and collectable books, prints, maps and ephemera will be offered for sale by leading Australian and international booksellers. Explore the world of books with knowledgeable booksellers specialising in subjects as diverse as art, literature, travel, Australiana, fine bindings, militaria, sport, natural history, children's books, maps and prints. Entry to the Book Fair is free.

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  • PRIX DE BIBLIOGRAPHIE du SLAM 2015

    PRIX DE BIBLIOGRAPHIE du SLAM 2015

    PRIX DE BIBLIOGRAPHIE 2015

    Jean-Marc DECHAUD.

    Bibliographie critique des ouvrages et traductions de Gabriel Chappuys. Préface de Jean Balsamo. Genève, Droz, 2014

    Gabriel Chappuys est le traducteur français le plus prolifique du dernier quart du XVIe au début du XVIIe siècle. Homme de Lettres vivant de sa plume, il est l’auteur d’une centaine d’ouvrages. Ses choix éditoriaux qui portent plus particulièrement sur des livres italiens ou espagnols fraîchement parus, sont représentatifs d’une époque en pleine mutation. Sa contribution à l’histoire littéraire et spirituelle de son temps est importante, tant par sa quantité que par son caractère novateur et le choix des textes dont certains seront source d’inspiration d’œuvres majeures de Molière, Le Sage ou même Shakespeare. Véritable « passeur », il a mis à disposition du public francophone des éléments capitaux de la culture italienne (L’Arioste, Boccace, Botero, Castiglione, etc.) et espagnole (Alemán, Contreras, Louis de Grenade, Thérèse d’Avila, etc.). L’étude de cet acteur oublié des lettres françaises et de sa production sert à comprendre les mécanismes de la transmission des savoirs dans l’Europe de la fin de la Renaissance.

    Cet ouvrage donne une description bibliographique complète des premières éditions des ouvrages de Chappuys et le recensement de leurs rééditions, les informations pertinentes tirées des dédicaces et des privilèges ainsi qu’une synthèse qui met en lumière le contexte et les éléments déterminants de sa carrière. Index des principales bibliographies citées dans cet ouvrage.

     

     

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