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 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.
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 70 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
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Published since 23 Jan 2017
Obituary: Remembering ILAB bookseller Bernard Rosenthal
Bernard Rosenthal died in Oakland after a week’s illness on January 14th, 2017, at the age of 96. He was a Bavarian Tuscan who carried his spiritual home with him and found in California a snug harbor. His Florentine mother compensated for the German birth of her children by addressing them always in Italian. It was the language Rosenthal reverted to on his deathbed. Like his grandfather Jacques, the great Munich antiquarian bookseller, he wore his Jewishness lightly, although it was the key factor that brought him to Berkeley in 1939. It was here that he shed the H in Bernhard and soon became “Barney,” the nickname by which he was ever after universally known.
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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
10 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
A guest essay series by scholar & collector, Dr Maureen E. Mulvihill (Princeton Research Forum, NJ), hosted online by Bruce McKinney's Rare Book Hub, San Francisco (see Monthly Articles). Three...
Rare Book Gallery
Harvard Class of 1870 Photographic Yearbook
Harvard University) [Warren, George Kendall, photographer]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA
Harvard University, [Cambridge 1870 - Harvard's First Black Graduate, One of the "Talented Tenth" Of particular interest is the portrait of Richard... More
Price: 12500.00 USD
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.
Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA
D. Appleton and Company, New York 1876 - Half title + TP + [v]-vi = Preface to the Second Edition + [vii]-ix = Table of Corrections + [xi]xvi =... More
Price: 38000.00 USD
11 VOL. SET. GEORGE EUMORFOPOULOS COLLECTION CATALOGUE OF THE CHINESE,...
HOBSON, Robert L. et al.
Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB
THE FAMOUS AND OBSCURE COMPLETE SET OF 11 LIMITED EDITIONSLondon 1925- - 28, Benn. Black & gold blind stamped cloth,foliowith 300 color, 500... More
Price: 36460.00 USD
Original signed photographic portrait; presented together with signed...
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member
[Eton: 1918-21] - Large sheet of thick sugar paper, recto with 12 mounted monochrome photographic portraits, each signed and (but for one) dated... More
Price: 25000.00 GBP
Blues seemed to be the most qualified subject: In the last decade or so, this musical form has started to enter the mainstream and more people are aware of it than ever before (by one count, blues has appeared in 60 different television commercials). Yet few realize that a decent size literature has accrued over the last century and that many of the books are quite collectible and intensely sought after ...
Marguerite Studer Goldschmidt was born in England to Swiss parents, she was educated in England and Switzerland. Her father, Paul Studer, was professor of Romance languages at Oxford University. In 1932 Marguerite began to study librarianship at the University of Geneva, apprenticed at the libraries of the Universities of Bristol (UK), Geneva (Switzerland) and Tubingen (Germany). She became assistant cataloguer at the University of Bristol library, associate of the British Library, and librarian of the Bush House Library at the BBC in London. There she met Lucien Goldschmidt: “on a double date for lunch at Lloyd's Corner. She remembers that he added money to the tip, a generous act that conveyed a sense of European manners and courtliness that even 59 years later still brings a smile. ‘He was a gentleman and I knew it then.’" A Century of Rare Bookselling - Michael Ginsberg in Conversation with Marguerite Studer Goldschmidt. Watch the video!
It is not every day that a reviewer of catalogues has it this easy. To sum up the intention of this brilliant catalogue, I can do no better than to quote the introduction: “’Rare Objects with a Story’ endeavours not to be your normal catalogue. It features only thirty items and makes no attempt to be a ‘paint by numbers’ production that features a balanced quota of well-known classics from each part of the world... Read more!
There are numerous places in Budapest - lovely, exciting, relaxing, inspiring places. The Hungarian antiquarian booksellers and organizers of the 42nd ILAB Congress and 26th International Antiquarian Book Fair in Budapest, Hungary, from 21 to 25 September 2016 are recommending some of the best hotels in several price categories. Register now for the ILAB Congress in Budapest 2016!
When it comes to French literature, one name is frequently the first to come to mind: Victor Hugo. While he is known internationally for his famous novel, Les Misérables, he is better known in his home country as a leading poet during the Romantic movement.
Fred W. Rose (1849-1915) stands out as the most influential figure in the design and authorship of the so-called “Serio-comic” political cartoon map in late Victorian Britain. His remarkable maps include: A Serio-Comic War Map, 1877 (published in three slightly different versions); England on Guard, 1878; A Comic Map of the British Isles, 1880; Angling in Troubled Waters, 1899, and John Bull and his Friends, 1900. All were published in London by G W Bacon & Co.