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    The London Photograph Fair (Book fairs)

    13 Sep 2015    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    The London Photograph Fair
    A quarterly boutique event for fine, rare, vintage photographs, in one of London's hidden architectural gems. (Picture: The London Photograph Fair.)
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    Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAC) (Book fairs)

    06 Nov 2015 - 08 Nov 2015    -    CANADA , Toronto
    Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAC)
    Sponsored by the ABAC, the 2015 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair (TIABF) joins the prestigious San Francisco, New York and Boston fairs on the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers’ (ILAB) North American calendar. As the only international antiquarian and collectible book fair in Canada, the TIABF features exhibitors from across Europe and North America. All exhibitors are members of their national associations and of ILAB and are, therefore, among the world’s foremost booksellers. They will bring a wide ranging selection of books, maps, prints...
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    25th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair (ABA) (Book fairs)

    06 Nov 2015 - 07 Nov 2015    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    25th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair (ABA)
    The friendliest and most approachable event of the antiquarian book fair calendar: If you are already in the trade, an existing collector, or simply curious about old, antiquarian, collectable books, maps and ephemera, then the Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair at the Chelsea Old Town Hall is not to be missed.
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    The London Photograph Fair (Book fairs)

    08 Nov 2015    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    The London Photograph Fair
    A quarterly boutique event for fine, rare, vintage photographs, in one of London's hidden architectural gems. (Picture: The London Photograph Fair.)
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    39th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    13 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015    -    UNITED STATES , Boston
    39th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)
    The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is one of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the USA. Rare book dealers from the United States, England, Germany and The Netherlands offer rare, collectible and antiquarian books, modern first editions, manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, and a plethora of other literary ephemera at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center.
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    55th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA) (Book fairs)

    29 Jan 2016 - 31 Jan 2016    -    GERMANY , Stuttgart
    55th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA)
    The first event of the bibliophile year: For 55 years the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair attracts dealers and collectors from all over the world to the elegant "Kunstverein" in the heart of Stuttgart. Over 80 exhibitors from Germany, Great Britain, the United States, Switzerland, Austria, France and the Netherlands show rare and valuable medieval manuscripts, books, autographs, and modern prints.  >>> Preview  >>>
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    49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    12 Feb 2016 - 14 Feb 2016    -    UNITED STATES , Pasadena, CA
    49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)
    The California three-day event is the largest antiquarian book fair in the world and will offer something exciting for every book lover and collector. Among the exhibited materials of over 200 American and international dealers, visitors can purchase rare items from medieval manuscripts to collectible editions of authors into the 21st century. There will be unusual books on travel and exploration (including maps), literature, the arts, science and medicine, children's books, law and commerce, ephemera, Americana, and history in all eras and geographical areas. First, signed, and limited...
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    21. Antiquariats-Messe Zürich (Book fairs)

    04 Mar 2016 - 06 Mar 2016    -    SWITZERLAND , Zurich
    21. Antiquariats-Messe Zürich
    The only antiquarian book fair in Switzerland, with around 40 exhibitors from Switzerland and abroad. 2016 will be a very special event: the Zurich Antiquarian Book Fair will celebrate the DADA centenary and the 500th anniversary of Konrad Gesner, one of the great scholars in Swiss history.
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    28th International Rare Book & Autograph Fair (SLAM) (Book fairs)

    22 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016    -    FRANCE , Paris
    28th International Rare Book & Autograph Fair (SLAM)
    One of the most prestigious fairs of its kind in the world, this annual event attracts both collectors and the curious. The Paris Fair offers its ever increasing number of visitors a panorama of the highlights of our written heritage, together with a vast selection of engravings and drawings, presented by leading professionals from around the world. Manuscripts, incunabula, exceptional bindings, early maps and photographs, autographs, old and contemporary prints and drawings, provide a fascinating pot-pourri of works for the collector and neophyte alike. Nearly two hundred...
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    59th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia (ABA) (Book fairs)

    26 May 2016 - 28 May 2016    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    59th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia (ABA)
    This major three-day event is one of the highlights in the world for book lovers and collectors – and centrepiece of London International Antiquarian Book Fair Week. At the Fair you can view, handle and buy books, maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts, ephemera and original art work spanning the centuries, many items of museum quality. All items are freely available. Here you may hold a remarkable piece of history in your hand. You can purchase a text as it first came off the printing press and bound by a craftsman hundreds of years ago - or the very latest collectable author’s...
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