ILAB DEALERS WORLDWIDE: Graham York's 3000 mile trip from Devon through Europe selling books at the ILAB Fair in Budapest and Amsterdam
"...The plan was to take four days to reach Budapest, spend four days there, four days to drive to Amsterdam, spend four days there, then two days to get home via Bruges (favourite restaurant). We had two rules - we only stop at places we've never been to, and no alcohol with lunch for me given the zero legal limit in some countries - Jan, however, doesn't drive..."
Take some time and read Graham's amusing account of his trip in September to Budapest and Amsterdam here.
ILAB NEWS: LAUNCHING THE ILAB INTERNATIONAL MENTORING PROGRAMME
ILAB has recently launched the ILAB International Mentoring Programme. This programme aims to help young or recently launched booksellers throughout the world by offering support and counsel on a one to one basis.
Please go to the new ILAB EDUCATION page for more info!
INTERVIEW WITH GONZALO F. PONTES
NEW ILAB PRESIDENT
At the Ordinary General Meeting on 20th September 2016 in Budapest the presidents of ILAB’s 22 national member associations voted for Gonzalo Fernandez Pontes (Spain) as new ILAB President.
We asked Mr. Pontes about the plans he has for his new role, his background and what motivates him to invest so much time into the League.
Read the full interview here.
ILAB LIBRARY - All You Need To Know About Rare Books and the Antiquarian Book Trade
Published since 20 Dec 2016
FIRST ILAB FAIR OF THE YEAR - 56th STUTTGART ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR
27 - 29 January 2017
The 56th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair, organised by the German association Verband der Antiquare and under the auspices of ILAB, is the 2nd oldest antiquarian fair in Europe.
It is the most important event for antiquarians, autograph and print dealers in Germany and the first major event in the new year for the international antiquarian book trade and book collector.
Read full article.
SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 17TH ILAB BRESLAUER PRIZE 2018
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.
View the most recent submissions here.
Book FairsRare Books - Next Fairs
26 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
The 31st Antiquaria Ludwigsburg will start one day before the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair and can be reached within 10 minutes from Stuttgart. Over 50 exhibitors offer beautiful and...
27 Jan 2017 - 29 Jan 2017
The first event of the bibliophile year: For years the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair has been attracting dealers and collectors from all over the world to the elegant "Kunstverein" in the...
EventsRare Books - Next Events
20 Oct 2016 - 27 Jan 2017
No fewer than eighty masterpieces are waiting for you at M - Museum Leuven’s unique and extraordinary exhibition: In Search of Utopia. It is inspired by Thomas More, the humanist,...
Rare Book Gallery
Collection of 81 Installments of Presage
Bookseller: Harper's Books
Liechtenstein / Paris / Switzerland: Egaserp Etablissements / Société d'Editions de Mode / Studio Galfetti - Fontana 1962-1978 - First Editions.... More
Price: 25000.00 USD
Renati Des Cartes Principiorum Philosophiæ Pars I, & II, More Geometrico...
Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA
Johannem Riewerts, Amstelodami [Amsterdam] 1663 - TP + [i]-[vii] = Præfatio + [viii] = Ad Librum + [ix]-[xiv] = Index + 1-90 +  = half-title _... 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
Chemische Abhandlung von der Luft und dem Feuer. Nebst einem Vorbericht von...
SCHEELE, Carl Wilhelm
Bookseller: Martayan Lan
Upsala & Leipzig Magn. Swederus. zu finden bey S.L. Crusius 1777. - 8vo, 3 ff., 16, 155, (1) pp. Engraved vignette on title & one folding... More
Price: 48000.00 USD
Modern science-fiction, fantasy, and horror collectors are in the forefront of the changes in the techniques of book collecting. They sincerely wish to own the "true" first edition of each book they collect. They are among the first types of book collectors to stop "following the flag" (i.e. buying the first edition of a book printed in the author's country of origin regardless of where the "true world first edition" was published). For a modern example, a number of Stephen King's books have been published in England, one in France, and another in Germany, all of which are eagerly collected today.
Online: C. F. Walther, Catalogue Méthodique des Dissertations ou Thèses Académiques primées par les Elzeir de 1616 à 1712
In the 30s Karl Geigy-Hagenbach possessed the most important private autograph collection comprising handwritten letters and documents by Savonarola, Richard III., Galilei, Descartes, Daniel Defoe, Dostojevskij, Händel, Bach, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Albrecht Dürer. Today two thirds of the collection are archived in the University of Basle. The rest had been auctioned by J. A. Stargardt (Marburg, now Berlin) and Erasmushaus (Basel) on June 30th and 31st, 1961.
Un débat, depuis quelques mois, jette les bibliophiles dans le trouble. Vous savez la passion qu’inspire aux amis des livres la possession d’une édition originale. Or, voici que beaucoup d’entre eux viennent de s’aviser à la longue qu’ils ne savaient plus très bien ce qu’ils aimaient, faute de s’entendre exactement sur ce que c’est qu’une édition originale.
Greetings from Rare Book School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia! This summer Rare Book School is excited to offer a course designed specifically for law librarians and scholars and collectors interested in law books. Law Books: History & Connoisseurship surveys printed and manuscript legal materials in Anglo-American, European, and Latin American Law. Taught by Mike Widener, Rare Book Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School, this course introduces students to legal bibliography and curation and instructs students on how focused, useful collections of law books are built. Students will explore the production and distribution of law books, the philosophy and techniques of collecting, and will develop bibliographical tools through hands-on laboratory sessions. This course will be taught in New Haven, Connecticut during the week of July 28–August 1.
"A recently discovered map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien reveals The Lord of the Rings author’s observation that Hobbiton is on the same latitude as Oxford, and implies that the Italian city of Ravenna could be the inspiration behind the fictional city of Minas Tirith...." Read the whole article in The Guardian.