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Published on 23 Feb. 2018


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Book Lovers all over the World, in all Languages of the ILAB Community!

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!

Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr! 

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God Jul och ett Gott Nytt År!

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Veselé Vánoce a stastný nový rok!

Feliz Natal e um Feliz Ano Novo!

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Collectors Corner

Rare Booksellers' Firsts - A Cover Story

Booksellers' firsts are as rare as some rare books. Often printed and produced with much love and energy, yet on cheap paper and for a small company of customers, they are "used" - and thrown away. The catalogues, especially their covers, reflect the taste and customs of the times when they were produced. Tom Congalton's cover story  ...

Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn - The First Antiquarian Bookshop in Scandinavia

Its owner, the "Old Lynge", was "the first proper antiquarian bookseller in Denmark". The generous man once bought a collection from a famous Danish poet who was short of money. Lynge paid the books in cash, wrapped them up, until the poor poet was able to buy his books back - at the same price. Maria Girsel about Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn, since 1821 ...

  

Taking Stock of Rare Book Catalogues

„I issued my first catalogue as a rare book dealer in 1982, while still lecturing in English at the University of Warwick, from which I resigned a couple of years later in order to deal full-time. By contemporary standards it was pretty fancy: photos of the best items, glossy paper, decent typesetting. I was a bit taken aback when my printer described it as "cheap and cheerful". Or maybe it was me he was referring to?" Rick Gekoski in The Guardian ...

Collecting ...

... Music in Hungary: "If I really intend to provide an authentic picture of collecting music in Hungary, it makes sense to start with institutional collections since private clients only rarely spend money on old sheet music, books on music and authographs." By Adam Bosze ...

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Catalogues

Les Enluminures
The Art of Giving in the Middle Ages

L' Intersigne
Varia n°121

Camille Sourget
Catalogue de livres rares et anciens - N°7

 

Coenobium Libreria Antiquaria di Alessandro Santero
Criminology

Asia Bookroom
Asia - Visions and Accounts

Winfried Geisenheyner
Vom Biedermeier zur Moderne: Beispielhafte Bilderbücher für Kinder. Sammlung Hans Ulrich Beerenwinkel Mettingen

Between the Covers
Manuscripts & Archives

Librairie Henri Vignes
Catalogue n° 70

Eberhard Koestler
"Weihnachtssterne" - Autographs and Books

Librairie Ancienne Denis
Catalogue n° 2

Librairie Gaspa
Histoire du livre et des Arts qui s'y rattachent

Jeff Hirsch Books
Catalog 16

 

Ars Libri
Catalogue 155: Writing & Calligraphy Books from the Library of Peter A. Wick

J & J Lubrano
OPERA: 19th and 20th Century Piano-Vocal Scores in First and Early Editions

Musikantiquariat Adam Bosze
New Acquisitions - Music

Norbert Donhofer
Etwas für Alle

This is a fine selection of nearly 400 catalogues that have already been uploaded to the ILAB website. View all ...

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And finally ...

The Wall Street Journal about Collecting Literary Treasures 

"Collecting books is about passion, not words. "There is nothing at all like the frisson one gets opening a book catalog and paging through, looking for treasures," says Annette Campbell-White, a prominent book collector and venture capitalist from New Zealand." Snippets from an excellent article by Goran Mijuk in The Wall Street Journal. Collecting Literary Treasures - For bibliophiles, creating a library of first-edition books is about more than just the written word ...

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