A True Gem of Catalan Modernism
The Associación Ibéria de Librerias Anticuarias (AILA) hosts two important events of the bibliophile calendar, alternating between two amazing cities. After Madrid in 2009, more than 50 rare book dealers from Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany will exhibit at the Barcelona International Antiquarian Book Fair from May 13 to 16, 2010. The exhibitors, all ILAB affiliates, show treasures of the trade from incunabula to modern illustrated books at the beautiful Casa Batlló, which is in itself a masterpiece of architecture and a true gem of Catalan Modernism built by Antoni Gaudi from 1904 to 1906.
What causes, what rules determine the financial value of old books? Among the elements that bring value to books, we find rarity, but there is also the quality of the text, the typography, the illustrations, the good paper, good condition of the binding, beauty of it, the peculiarities of the work, provenance, etc. The reasons are numerous, at the International Antiquarian Book Fair, Barcelona 2010, customers are invited to discover them with the best worldwide experts in this matter on the Appraisal Day on Sunday 12 to 5 pm.
>>> Exhibitors 2010
>>> Casa Batlló
>>> Madrid 2009