LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR
26-28 MAY 2016
HOLD HISTORY IN YOUR HANDS - From May 26 to 28 the halls of Olympia will once again present an unparalleled array of literary material at the London International Antiquarian Book Fair. Now in its 59th year, this major three-day event is one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world, showcasing rare, unique and unusual items from 180 leading UK and international dealers.
THE BIRTH OF THE GOTHIC: Two Centuries of Frankenstein, Vampires & Byronic Darkness - The Fair's theme will be celebrating the year in which Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Polydori's The Vampyre were conceived on a stormy night at the Villa Diodati. Exhibitors are bringing related books, prints, and other items. Special tours and snacks in the cafe, as well as a historic film, will be some of the highlights in a series of events, lectures and exhibitions during the Fair.
> Go LIVE at Olympia > Visit the official website
WELCOME TO HUNGARY!
CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR TWO YOUNG ANTIQUARIANS
UNTIL 31 MAY
The Hungarian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association is proud to give the opportunity to TWO YOUNG ANTIQUARIANS to participate in the 42nd ILAB Congress in Budapest between 21 and 23 September, 2016.
Please send us the application of any young antiquarian of your choice by 31 May, 2016 consisting of the short CV of the applicant and a brief recommendation by the president of the national association stating why the particular candidate would benefit from participating in the congress, how he would enrich his/her home association and contribute to the event. Having received all applications, the Hungarian association together with the leaderships of ILAB will select the two fortunate candidates whose congress fee and hotel expenses will be covered by the Hungarian association, leaving only the travel costs to be paid from own sources.
We are very much looking forward to receiving your list of candidates!
> Learn more > Visit the official website
President of the Hungarian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association
ILAB CONGRESS & INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR
21-25 SEPTEMBER 2016
For the first time ever the Hungarian rare book dealers invite colleagues and collectors from across the world to Budapest. The 42nd ILAB Congress and 26th ILAB International Antiquarian Book Fair from 21 to 25 September 2016 will present Budapest as one of the most beautiful cities and one of the most fascinating book capitals in Europe. Before the ILAB Congress and Fair in Budapest, we would like you to have a glimpse into the rich and fascinating congress programme.
> Visit important libraries, beautiful museums, historical settings, amazing venues and enjoy the great hospitality of the Hungarian booksellers > Register now!
AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR
1-2 OCTOBER 2016
The Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (NVvA) is pleased to announce the 36th Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair to be held on 1st and 2nd October 2016 in the heart of the book-loving city of Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Marriott Hotel has space for 60 ILAB associated antiquarian booksellers to participate. This spectacular location in the centre of Amsterdam is a stone's throw away from the recently reopened Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. The Amsterdam Book Fair is an eminently suitable occasion for Dutch and foreign antiquarian booksellers to meet and to do business with each other. An extra incentive for our overseas colleagues is the fact that the Fair will be held only a week after the ILAB Congress and International Antiquarian Book Fair in Budapest.
> Register now! > Visit the official website
COLLECTING CHILDREN'S BOOKS
THE LEGACY OF LUDWIG BEMELMANS
For many small children outside of Europe, their first ideas of Paris come from a children's book, and for them, the heart of the city is a vine-covered old house full of little girls in yellow dresses, the smallest and most important being Madeline. The man behind the first seven Madeline books (the series has since been picked up by his grandson) was Ludwig Bemelmans. Though he published over forty-six books in his lifetime and posthumously, it is for Madeline that he is most fondly remembered.
> Learn more
RARE BOOK CATALOGUES
> Librairie Michaël Seksik
> Old Imprints
> Clive Farahar
They Were What They Were
> Neil Pearson Rare Books
16 Modern British Bindings
> George Bayntun
> Hordern House
Architecture - Interior Decoration - Design
> Heinz Rohlmann
> Brian Cassidy
Vignettes Emblèmatiques de la Révolution et Empire
These and many rare book catalogues published by ILAB dealers are listed on the ILAB website.
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