Final deadline: Please submit titles for the 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize until April 2017!
The 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography will be awarded in 2018 and is one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of bibliography.
Writers, publishers, librarians, journalists, scholars, antiquarian booksellers, book collectors and all who are interested in bibliography and the history of the book are invited to submit books to the 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography.
Please submit titles for the prize at the latest by the end of April 2017 to ILAB!
View the most recent submissions here.
NEXT INTERNATIONAL RARE BOOK FAIRS:
STOCKHOLM 4 - 5 MARCH
NEW YORK 9 - 12 MARCH
The next major antiquarian book fairs are only weeks away; the Stockholm Antiquarian Book Fair will take place from 4 - 5 March at Sweden's Royal Academy with dealers from Sweden, Finland and the UK.
Only a few days later, over 200 international dealers will move into the New Park Avenue Armory from 9 - 12 March. The New York Antiquarian Book Fair is a real treasure trove for collectors, one of the most important book fairs worldwide and true highlight for the rare book trade!
For more information about upcoming, ILAB affiliated fairs, please go here.
ILAB Library - All You Need To Know About Rare Books and the Antiquarian Book Trade
Derek Walker of McNaughtan's about the new Rare Books Edinburgh Festival
Published since 21 Feb 2017
Rare Books Edinburgh is a new festival taking place from 20th to 30th March 2017, which brings together ten different institutions and organisations to celebrate book culture, collecting, and the history of the book.
The programme includes talks, workshops, and exhibitions, and incorporates the Edinburgh Book Fair, jointly run by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association. The Edinburgh Book Fair is the largest antiquarian and collectable book fair in Scotland, this year featuring over forty specialist booksellers from around the UK. They will be offering for sale rare and collectable books and printed material of all kinds at a wide variety of price points. The fair will be opened by bestselling author and ‘king of tartan noir’ Ian Rankin OBE, creator of Inspector Rebus.
We spoke to Derek Walker of McNaughtan's Bookshop, bookseller in Edinburgh and one of the organisers of the festival.
Read full article here.
Mentors announced for the ILAB Mentoring Programme
ILAB has recently launched the ILAB International Mentoring Programme. This programme aims to help young or recently established booksellers throughout the world by offering support and counselling on a one to one basis.
The ILAB International Mentoring Programme gives experienced booksellers the opportunity to lend a hand in the early days of a bookseller’s career when help is likely most needed. ILAB would like to thank the booksellers who have listed in the programme for agreeing to act as mentors for our next generation in the rare book trade!
The experience and expertise of the booksellers listed below speaks for itself. All are volunteering their time as prospective mentors for newer entries in the antiquarian and rare book trade.
To see the updated list of mentors, please go here.
Crime fiction, First Editions, Literature, Modern first editions, Women
Book FairsRare Books - Next Fairs
25 Feb 2017
The Braunschweig Landesmuseum will open its doors on the 25 February 2017 for the 2nd Braunschweig Antiquarian Book Fair with 11 exhibitors. This boutique fair is organised by Reinhard Denecke...
04 Mar 2017 - 05 Mar 2017
Meet book dealers from the whole of Scandinavia!
The Swedish Antiquarian Booksellers Association (SVAF) has the pleasure of inviting you to the...
EventsRare Books - Next Events
02 Dec 2016 - 21 May 2017
Happy 100th birthday Roald Dahl!
To mark this phizz-whizzing anniversary, Sir Quentin Blake has drawn special portraits of some of the most celebrated characters from...
Melbourne - AUSTRALIA
Rare Book Gallery
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.
Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA
D. Appleton and Company, New York 1876 - Half title + TP + [v]-vi = Preface to the Second Edition + [vii]-ix = Table of Corrections + [xi]xvi =... More
Price: 38000.00 USD
Les soirées de Médan avec les portraits des six auteurs : eaux-fortes de...
ZOLA (Émile), MAUPASSANT (Guy, de), HUYSMANS (Joris-Karl), CÉARD (Henry), HENNIQUE (Léon), ALEXIS (Paul)
Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll
Paris, Charpentier Éditeur 1890 - Livre d'occasion In-8, demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée, couvertures en peau de vélin... More
Price: 15000.00 EUR
Voyage d'exploration à la mer Morte, à Petra et sur la rive gauche du...
Luynes, Honoré d'Albert de.
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, . - 3 vols. and 1 vol of plates. (2), II ff., 388 pp. (6), 222, (6) pp. (4), VI, 326 pp. With 14 lithogr. plates (4... More
Price: 38000.00 EUR
Sex Objects Mockup and Archive
Bookseller: Harper's Books
Danbury, NH: Addison House (1977) - Unique mockup and photographic archive of Eric Kroll's Sex Objects. SIGNED by Kroll on the first page, the... More
Price: 9500.00 USD
It is the middle of World War II. Soldiers are on their way to the front lines of both the Pacific and European Theaters. Other soldiers are already there. Still others have been there and are now receiving medical treatment at military hospitals. There is a break in whatever action faces them. What are all of them doing? Reading!
Sandburg material is sought by collectors of poetry, and for his excellent biography of Abraham Lincoln. While the prices of his books tend to be modest ...
Fine Books & Collections announces: "The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is currently performing a conservation treatment to ensure the long-term preservation of Thomas Jefferson’s bible, a small handmade book that provides an intimate view of Jefferson’s private religious and moral philosophy ...
375 years ago Michael Wagner, a printer from Augsburg in Germany, founded a publishing house in Innsbruck, Austria, which is still existing today: Universitätsverlag Wagner. To celebrate the 375th anniversary of the publisher the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum has organized an impressive exhibition from 13th June to 26th October, 2014, accompanied by an attractive programme with lectures, concerts, guided tours, a children’s workshop, and a conference with leading Austrian and international scholars and scientists, among them ILAB Patron of Honour Murray G. Hall.
HAMILTON is the major city of Western Victoria, with a population of over 8,000 people, it is surrounded by smaller satellite towns and over 2 million sheep! Given the large population of sheep it will come as little surprise to anyone to learn that agriculture forms the economic base for the region.
Although the population (of people!) might be relatively small the district has a reputation for large homesteads with fine book collections. Where you find book collectors, antiquarian book dealers are often close-by, and the Western District is no exception. Bellcourt Books, Hamilton’s sole bookshop is run by ANZAAB member Guy Stephens and 30 kilometres away in Dunkeld fellow ANZAAB member, Roz Greenwood of Roz Greenwood Old and Rare Books is located in stunning scenery at the foot of the picturesque Grampians Mountains.
From 21 to 25 September ILAB booksellers from across the world will gather in Budapest for their bi-annual congress and the first ever ILAB Antiquarian Book Fair held in the Hungarian capital at the wonderful Vigadó. Adam Bosze, President of the Hungarian Booksellers’ Association (MAE), and his colleagues have organized a fantastic programme to welcome rare book dealers from five continents for five days celebrating the world’s written heritage and the culture of literacy. Follow ILAB in conversation with Adam Bosze about the importance of real books in a virtual world, the fascination of ILAB Congresses and the highlights of the Book Fair: