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  • [+] More Oslo 2017 & 75 Years NABF: "...Books are waiting for new owners, ...antiquarians take care of them" 


    Oslo 2017 & 75 Years NABF: "...Books are waiting for new owners, ...antiquarians take care of them"
    Published since 16 Nov 2017
    "...While the books are waiting for their new owners, it is the antiquarians that take care of them. It is them who bring about the material remains of our literary heritage to new readers, to collectors and institutions. Thus they secure great cultural values for the future, and contributes, in cooperation with their customers, to divide between the  valuable and the worthless, between the inalienable and the waste paper. Hence the antiquarians contributes, not only to preserve the cultural heritage; they also to a large extent, contribute to define it..."
  • [+] More Rare map makes final journey home - Blaeu map returns to National Library of Australia 


    Rare map makes final journey home - Blaeu map returns to National Library of Australia
    Published since 10 Nov 2017
    On November 11, 2017, the Archipelagus Orientalis  (Eastern Archipelago), created by master cartographer Joan Blaeu in 1663, was officially revealed at the National Library of Australia, after extensive restoration. 
    Found in a Swedish warehouse in 2010 where it reportedly spent most of its life stored away and forgotten, this map of New Holland—used as a template for all maps of Australia until Cook in 1770 — was returned to its permanent home at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.
  • [+] More Kay Craddock Booksellers Melbourne Receive Lord Mayor's Commendation 


    Kay Craddock Booksellers Melbourne Receive Lord Mayor's Commendation
    Published since 07 Nov 2017
    ILAB bookseller Kay Craddock was recently awarded the Lord Mayor’s Commendation, an initiative by the City of Melbourne that recognizes small businesses that have operated continuously for at least 50 years.
    An idea that could be replicated in other cities.
  • [+] More A Message from Michael Steinbach, President of VdAO: Join us at BUCH WIEN 2017! 


    A Message from Michael Steinbach, President of VdAO: Join us at BUCH WIEN 2017!
    Published since 06 Nov 2017

    Now in its third consecutive year, sixteen leading antiquarian booksellers will take part in BUCH WIEN, Austria’s literary festival also known as Vienna International Book Fair.

    For the first time, one of the oldest and most reputable antiquarian bookshops of Vienna, Christian Nebehay, will be amongst the exhibitors.

  • [+] More Limited edition: The Remarkable Martin Stone: Remembering the Celebrated Rare Book Dealer and Blues Guitarist 


    Limited edition: The Remarkable Martin Stone: Remembering the Celebrated Rare Book Dealer and Blues Guitarist
    Published since 03 Nov 2017

    Rare book blog Booktryst has just announced the publication of its newest book and first fine press edition, The Remarkable Martin Stone: Remembering the Celebrated Rare Book Dealer and Blues Guitarist.

    The book honours and remembers the life of Martin Stone with contributions from colleagues in the book trade, writers, actors, friends and book collectors.

  • [+] More China in Print - The Hong Kong Rare Book, Photograph & Map Fair 2017 


    China in Print - The Hong Kong Rare Book, Photograph & Map Fair 2017
    Published since 02 Nov 2017
    Thirty of the world’s leading specialist dealers in rare books, manuscripts, maps and photography will gather in Hong Kong, 17-19th November, to showcase some of the most precious and notable collector’s items. In its sixth year, China in Print is managed by Bernard Quaritch of London and the international fair has built an unsurpassable reputation for presenting some of the finest examples of printed works from the Far East and rest of the world. The market is buoyant, with a particular appetite for illustrated materials from Ancient China that enable scholars and collectors to reclaim the past and rediscover a rich cultural heritage.
  • [+] More Reformation 500: Luther autograph on display - Bodleian Oxford 30 Oct - 3rd Nov 2017 


    Reformation 500: Luther autograph on display - Bodleian Oxford 30 Oct - 3rd Nov 2017
    By Alexander Peplow Published since 31 Oct 2017
    A Commonplace Reformation: Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Add. A. 92 – Martin Luther’s Autograph Collection of Proverbs
    This manuscript is one of two in the Bodleian’s possession which are written in Martin Luther’s own hand, and, running to 40 pages, is by far the more substantial – though, about the size of a postcard, it remains small. It is a collection of proverbs (Sprichwörter), mostly in German, and dating from some point in the later 1530s or early 1540s. It was acquired by the Bodleian for £45 in 1865 –the ‘carelessness and poverty’ of German libraries and museums for allowing this to happen was later lamented.
  • [+] More 41st Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair - The Highlights are announced 


    41st Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair - The Highlights are announced
    Published since 19 Oct 2017
    The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay for its 41st year, November 10-12, 2017. More than 120 dealers from the United States, Argentina, Australia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Russia will exhibit and sell a vast selection of rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and fine and decorative prints.
  • [+] More Message from the ABAA (US): California Autograph Law amended 


    Message from the ABAA (US):  California Autograph Law amended
    Published since 18 Oct 2017

    The ABAA-sponsored bill in California, AB 228, has been signed into law by the Governor of California and is now in effect. 

    Assembly Bill No. 228 - CHAPTER 696: An act to amend Section 1739.7 of the Civil Code, relating to collectibles, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

  • [+] More The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair 2017 - Finding the perfect Christmas gift, join guided tours or a book signing 


    The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair 2017 - Finding the perfect Christmas gift, join guided tours or a book signing
    Published since 16 Oct 2017
    Held each autumn in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, the Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in antique books, first editions, maps, prints, and manuscripts from all over the world. Prices begin at just a few pounds and dealers are happy to guide you, making this an accessible and exciting venue for beginning collectors or those simply looking for an extra special Christmas gift.
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