Dates announced for the 43rd ILAB Congress & Book Fair
See you in L.A. from 3 - 11 February 2018!
Hosted and organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, ABAA, the 43rd ILAB Congress will take place from 3 -11 Feb 2018 in L.A., Pasadena.
We will soon publish more information about the programme and booking details.
ILAB Congresses and Book Fairs are held every two years in another country. They are cultural and social events that lead the booksellers to cities worldwide, where they are shown the treasures of book printing and arts, with the possibility of networking in a relaxed atmosphere. More info.
NEXT INTERNATIONAL RARE BOOK FAIRS:
MILAN 24 - 26 MARCH
PARIS 7 - 9 APRIL
The Italian Booksellers' Association ALAI invites collectors and booksellers to the 5th Antiquarian Book Fair in Milan 'Libri Antichi e di Pregio a Milano’ from 24 - 26 March 2017.
The Paris International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair is one of the most prestigious fairs of its kind in the world. Organised by the French Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, SLAM, it will welcome visitors this year from 7 - 9 April at one of Paris' most prestigious venues, the Grand Palais.
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
What if They Were Right… Whoever They Were? (New York 2017) by Greg Gibson
Published since 15 March 2017
The life of a journeyman major league book dealer (any one who makes his or her living in the trade as a hunter-gatherer, anyone not named Bill, Jim, Pom, Ed, or Don, or anyone not from the other side of the Atlantic whose shoes are worth more than most of your books)… this journeyman life, I say, is a simple one. As Einstein is reputed to have formulated it, we do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.
Read full article here.
NEW: ILAB Mentoring Programme
Are you a young or recently established antiquarian bookseller?
ILAB has recently launched an International Mentoring Programme to help booksellers throughout the world by offering support and counselling on a one to one basis in the early days of a career.
For all information and an updated list of mentors, please go here.
Final deadline to submit titles for the 2018 ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography - 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.
Please submit titles for the prize at the latest by the end of April 2017 to ILAB!
View the most recent submissions here.
Book FairsRare Books - Next Fairs
23 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
Since 1995 the Leipzig Antiquarian Book Fair has been part of the Leipzig Book Fair. Probably the first time ever that an antiquarian book fair was set up within a modern book fair. Since then the...
24 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
The Committee of the ALAI-Associazione Librai Antiquari d’Italia is pleased to announce the organization of the 5th Antiquarian Book Fair ‘Libri Antichi e di Pregio a...
EventsRare Books - Next Events
29 Mar 2017
Christie's, the world's oldest fine art auctioneer, has sold fine art, furniture, jewelry and wine since James Christie conducted the first sale in London on 5 December 1766. Ever since Christie's...
Paris - FRANCE
Specialties: Artists' Books, Avant Garde, Bindings, Children's books, First Editions, Literature, Photography
Most recent catalogue:
Rare Book Gallery
A MONOGRAPH RELATING TO THE FABRICATION OF PAPER & TIN FOIL & THE USE...
Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB
A SUPERB RESOURCE AND LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 125 COPIES[Chillicoth] 1937, - Mountain House Press. Morocco spine overpictorial paper boards,... More
Price: 8889.00 USD
Modern Masters of Photography Japan (Limited Edition Portfolio of 12 Signed...
Masahisa Fukase, Eikoh Hosoe, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Kikuji Kawada, Daido Moriyama, Shigeichi Nagano, Tadayuki Naito, Tokihiro Sato, Toshio Shibata, Issei Suda, Yoshihiko Ueda, and Hiroshi Yamazaki
Bookseller: Franklin Books, ABAA/ILAB
Asia Initiative, Tokyo 2005 - This is a very rare limited edition portfolio of signed and numbered prints by 12 of Japan's most important modern... More
Price: 7985.00 USD
Harvard Class of 1870 Photographic Yearbook
Harvard University) [Warren, George Kendall, photographer]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA
Harvard University, [Cambridge 1870 - Harvard's First Black Graduate, One of the "Talented Tenth" Of particular interest is the portrait of Richard... More
Price: 12500.00 USD
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
You’ve been buying books for a while now but in a haphazard fashion, buying them as the subject matter or some other aspect of them e.g., binding or association inscriptions, illustrations or bookplates or indeed anything at all, appealed to you. There are so many of them now that you begin to think that you have a “collection”, particularly as you now seem to be mostly buying books in a field which has become of particular interest to you...
Mary Grant Bruce wrote a total of 38 major works, beginning with A Little Bush Maid in 1910 and ending with Billabong Riders in 1942. All were published by Ward Lock & Co of London. Although it included others, the centrepiece of her main body of work was the immensely popular Billabong series, in which there were fifteen novels ...
Blues seemed to be the most qualified subject: In the last decade or so, this musical form has started to enter the mainstream and more people are aware of it than ever before (by one count, blues has appeared in 60 different television commercials). Yet few realize that a decent size literature has accrued over the last century and that many of the books are quite collectible and intensely sought after ...
"There's hardcore porn and softcore porn, and then there's the Bauman Rare Books catalog, which lands on my doorstep several times a year. If your heart races at the contours of a first edition of 'The Great Gatsby', with the almost impossible to find dust jacket, or an autographed copy of Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," then the Bauman catalog is the equivalent of Playboy, Penthouse and maybe the New York Review of Books all rolled into one."
As most collectors are aware, a dust jacket in fine condition can greatly enhance the value of a book. Indeed, for modern first editions, a book without the dust jacket will sell for only a fraction of the price. Once intended to be temporary and disposable protection for beautifully bound books, dust jackets have become - in some ways - more valuable than the books they protect. How and when did this change occur?
The Hungarian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is proud to give the opportunity to TWO YOUNG ANTIQUARIANS to participate in the 42nd ILAB Congress in Budapest between 21 and 23 September, 2016. Please send us the application of any young antiquarian of your choice by 31 May, 2016 consisting of the short CV of the applicant and a brief recommendation by the president of the national association stating why the particular candidate would benefit from participating in the congress, how he would enrich his/her home association and contribute to the event. Having received all applications, the Hungarian association together with the leaderships of ILAB will select the two fortunate candidates whose congress fee and hotel expenses will be covered by the Hungarian association, leaving only the travel costs to be paid from own sources.