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ILAB Library - All You Need To Know About Rare Books and the Antiquarian Book Trade

  • [+] More Anne Lamort, La Bibliophilie 

    Anne Lamort, La Bibliophilie
    Published since 18 Dec 2009

    Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur La Bibliophilie, sans jamais avoir osé le demander - Everything you've always wanted to know about rare bookselling, and never dared to ask. A scholarly and charming book, in a most elegant binding, which explains the terms and customs of the antiquarian book trade. Click above for a pdf version or contact Anne Lamort for a printed copy.

    Anne Lamort, La Bibliophilie

    "La Bibliophilie" (Paris 2009) is presented here by permission of Anne Lamort. Thank you very much.

  • [+] More Edgar Franco, Dictionary of Terms 

    Edgar Franco, Dictionary of Terms
    Published since 07 Dec 2009

    In English, French, German and Italian. "Contrary to common practice, this dictionary contains as few words as possible. I have limited the terms, to those used by antiquarian booksellers, which are not to be found in the usual bilingual, trilingual, or multilingual dictionaries. "

    Edgar Franco, Dictionary of Terms and Expressions Commonly Used in the Antiquarian Book Trade

    Edgar Franco's "Dictionary" was published by the ILAB in 1994. It is available as a pdf file, and as a print version.

  • [+] More John Carter, ABC for Book Collectors 

    John Carter, ABC for Book Collectors
    Published since 07 Dec 2009

    "Like all good reference books, the ABC for Book Collectors conveys much in a little, sets limits to its subject and keeps within them, and - saving grace - treats that subject with individuality as well as authority, in a style at once concise, forthright and witty. It is, in short, a masterpiece, whose merits are acknowledged by the fact that it has never, in forty years, been out of print." (Nicolas Barker in his introduction to the revised edition of the "ABC for Book Collectors", Oak Knoll Press 1995)

    John Carter, ABC for Book Collectors

    The ABC for Book Collectors is presented here, with our thanks, by permission of Bob Fleck, Oak Knoll Press.

    Nicolas Barker about the ABC for Book Collectors