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  • [+] More ILAB Breslauer Prize 2018 - Jury releases more submitted titles 


    ILAB Breslauer Prize 2018 - Jury releases more submitted titles
    Published since 05 Jun 2017
    The Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, awarded every four years by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers is one of the most prestigious awards in this field. 
    Writers, publishers, librarians, journalists, scholars, antiquarian booksellers, book collectors and all who are interested in bibliography and the history of the book were invited to submit books to the 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography by the end of April this year. Bibliographies are an indispensable tool for booksellers but this collection of publications is more than that. It portrays the variety and depth of our profession; academic excellence combined with the love and passion for the subject. A truly international Prize, representing authors, editors and publishers from all corners of the world.
  • [+] More Submissions deadline for 2018 ILAB Breslauer Prize ends in April 


    Submissions deadline for 2018 ILAB Breslauer Prize ends in April
    Published since 04 Apr 2017

    The ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography will be awarded again in 2018 and is one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of bibliography. 

    A prize with longstanding tradition and a strong support for scholarship: The ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, worth US$10,000, is one of the most important prizes in the field of bibliography. Every fourth year it is awarded to a particularly significant reference work within a selection of scholarly books about books.  

    So far, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers has received 34 submissions of outstanding works. 

  • [+] More 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize to be awarded in 2018 - submit titles now! 


    17th ILAB Breslauer Prize to be awarded in 2018 - submit titles now!
    Published since 28 Mar 2017
    The ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography will be awarded again in 2018 and is one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of bibliography.
    The final deadline to submit titles for the 2018 ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography is approaching. Please submit titles by the end of April 2017 to the Prize Secretary, Fabrizio Govi.

  • [+] More 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography - Submit books to the most prestigious prize! 


    17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography - Submit books to the most prestigious prize!
    Published since 26 Feb 2015

    The 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography will be awarded in 2018 to one or more books published in any language and in any part of the world between April 2013 and April 2017. Any work submitted to the Prize must be a published book available on the market. The prize jury - consisting of  Bettina Wagner (Bavarian State Library, Munich), Daniel de Simone (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC), Yann Sordet (Bibliothèque Mazarine, Paris) and the antiquarian booksellers Fabrizio Govi (Italy), Konrad Meuschel (Germany) and Justin Croft (United Kingdom) - will admit all publications relating to bibliography in a very broad sense: textual bibliography, history of the book, bookbinding, papermaking, type-founding, library catalogues, short-title catalogues of a single author or typographer, etc.. The jury will not take into consideration ebooks and catalogues of books intended for sale and translations of previously published works.

  • [+] More The New USTC Site 


    The New USTC Site
    Published since 04 Nov 2013

    A helpful user brought to my attention the newly updated website for USTC (Universal Short Title Catalogue) which was just launched 4 days ago.  For those unfamiliar with the project, its mission is to compile a ”collective  database” of all European printed books from the 15th and 16th century, with a later extension into the seventeenth century also in sight.  I don’t think I need to make a point of how useful this will be to anyone who does research relating to early printing.

  • [+] More SLAM Bibliography Prize 2013 


    SLAM Bibliography Prize 2013
    Published since 10 Apr 2013

    The SLAM Bibliography Prize 2013 goes to: Catalogues régionaux des incunables des bibliothèques publiques de France. Volume XVIII. Bibliothèque de l'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Édité par Dominique Coq. Collection Histoire et civilisation du livre. École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE). Genève, Librairie Droz, 2012. 334 p., ill.

  • [+] More Preparing and Carving Meat in the Baroque Period - A New Bibliography by Uwe Frenzel 


    Preparing and Carving Meat in the Baroque Period - A New Bibliography by Uwe Frenzel
    Published since 15 Oct 2012

    The Hamburg collector Uwe Frenzel has published a new bibliography about a delightful and delicious field of collecting. His book “Deutschsprachige Tranchierbücher des Barock” provides a detailed and well-founded summary of baroque literature on preparing and carving meat, covering the period between the years 1620 and 1724.

  • [+] More IAN FLEMING: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY - Late October launch announced by Adrian Harrington Ltd. and Queen Anne Press 


    IAN FLEMING: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY - Late October launch announced by Adrian Harrington Ltd. and Queen Anne Press
    Published since 10 Sep 2012

    A comprehensive 750-page guide to the work of Ian Fleming, one of the 20th century’s greatest thriller writers and creator of the world’s most famous spy, Special Agent 007. Covering everything from the first draft of “Casino Royale” in 1952 to editions still in print today, “Ian Fleming: The Bibliography” is not only an indispensable source of information for collectors, enthusiasts, libraries and booksellers alike, but an entertaining and informative volume that will appeal to anyone interested in the James Bond phenomenon. The guide will be published in late October 2012 by Queen Anne Press – the literary impress once managed by Ian Fleming. The launch will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the “Dr No” film and the premiere of “Skyfall”.

  • [+] More SLAM Bibliography Prize 2012 - « L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ (1470-1800) » 


    SLAM Bibliography Prize 2012 - « L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ (1470-1800) »
    Published since 25 Apr 2012
    The Bibliography Prize 2012 of the Syndicat National de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne  (SLAM) will be awarded to Martine Delaveau and Yann Sordet for: « L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ (1470-1800). » Etudes et catalogue collectif des fonds conservés à la bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, à la Bibliothèque Mazarine et à la Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne. Coédition BnF / Bibliothèque Mazarine / Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, 2011. 21 x 29,7 cm, hardcover, 520 pages, 113 illustrations.
  • [+] More Joel Silver: Bibliography for Booksellers 


    Joel Silver: Bibliography for Booksellers
    Published since 03 Nov 2011

    Reference information is indispensable to antiquarian booksellers. Like many traditional booksellers, here at BTC we have many hundreds of bibliographies and reference works that we can quickly consult to help us in identifying and verifying different books, editions, and autographs. But with more and more information available on the Internet, it may seem that there is no longer a need for booksellers to have a large reference library. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is still a great deal of information, necessary to properly cataloging a book, that can only be obtained from print sources.

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