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On 23 April 2015, these worldwide events will pop up one after another to show that there is nothing more powerful than BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS! ILAB will follow them up in a 24-hours live-report on this website!

UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated with amazing events promoting the essence of reading and the culture of the book. On April 23, 2015, this day will also be a special day for ILAB.

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  • Ekonomicheskie etyudy i stati. [Economic studies and articles].

    Ilyn (Ilin) Vladimir.,( i.e. Vladmir Lenin.)

    Bookseller: J.J. Heckenhauer e.K .
    GERMANY

    Ekonomicheskie etyudy i stati. [Economic studies and articles].
    St. Petersburg, (A. Leifert), (1898) Oktav. 290 Seiten / pages. Mit mehreren Tabellen, with several charts. Modern morocco-backed navy buckram. A... More

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    Price: 2980.00 EUR

  • The Royal Captives: A Fragment of a Secret History Copied from an Old...

    YEARSLEY, ANN.

    Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop
    UNITED STATES

    The Royal Captives: A Fragment of a Secret History Copied from an Old Manuscript.
    Philadelphia: Printed for Robert Campbell, 1795 [vols 1 & 2]; Philadelphia: Published by Thomas Bradford, 1796 [vol. 3]. 3 vols in 2 , 12mo,... More

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    Price: 900.00 USD

  • The Genuine Account of the Life and Trial of Eugene Aram, School-Master, for...

    (ARAM, EUGENE). [Anonymous Editor and Compiler].

    Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop
    UNITED STATES

    The Genuine Account of the Life and Trial of Eugene Aram, School-Master, for the Murder of Daniel Clark . . . [cover-title].
    London: Published and Sold by W. Bristow, [1759]. 8vo, disbound, 86 pages. Title-page partially detached and chipped at the gutter; a good copy. Rare. More

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    Price: 1750.00 USD

  • Original b&w photo by L

    [Beckett] Özkök, Lütfi

    Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat
    SWEDEN

    Original b&w photo by L
    Paris, 1968. 28x22

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    Price: 20000.00 SEK

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  • Half a League Onward

    Half a League Onward

    As I sat, or stood, on the platform in Amsterdam in 1947, presiding over the first ever international meeting of antiquarian booksellers, I often wondered just how far the enthusiasm displayed by those present was shared by members of their respective associations. With seven participants (including wives) the British Association was, apart from the Dutch, the most numerous. Just for the record they were Harold and Olive Edwards, Winnie Myers, Stanley Sawyer and his sister and my vife and myself.

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  • Photographically illustrated Books

    Photographically illustrated Books

    It is widely known that in 1839 William Henry Fox Talbot invented the positive-negative system of photography that effectively was the medium until the digital age supplanted it 150 years later. It is less wellknown that from 1852 he concentrated on perfecting his photoglyphic engraving process, the precursor to photogravure, which revolutionized high-quality book illustration and art reproduction from the 1880s.

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  • Rare Books in the Press: New York Public Library Buys Timothy Leary’s Papers

    Rare Books in the Press: New York Public Library Buys Timothy Leary’s Papers

    “’The first time I took psilocybin - 10 pills - was in the fireside social setting in Cambridge,’ Ginsberg wrote in a blow-by-blow description of his experience taking synthesized hallucinogenic mushrooms at Leary’s stately home. At one point Ginsberg, naked and nauseated, began to feel scared, but then ‘Professor Leary came into my room, looked in my eyes and said I was a great man.’ Ginsberg’s ‘session record,’ composed for Leary’s research, was in one of the 335 boxes of papers, videotapes, photographs and more that the New York Public Library is planning to announce that it has purchased from the Leary estate. The material documents the evolution of the tweedy middle-aged academic into a drug guru, international outlaw, gubernatorial candidate, computer software designer and progenitor of the Me Decade’s self-absorbed interest in self-help.”

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  • New Trends in the International Antiquarian Book Trade

    New Trends in the International Antiquarian Book Trade

    We all blame the internet for dramatic changes in the rare book trade. But have our problems really changed within the last decades? Reading Anthony Rota's lecture given in Tokyo in 1990 you could be inclined to say: No! He writes: "Booksellers, like the collectors and librarians they serve, are conservative creatures. By their very nature they are resistant to change; yet they are caught up in the changes that beset us today, and if they do not welcome them they must at least learn to adapt to them if they are to flourish. The antiquarian book trade has managed to cope with changes over a number of centuries now, and I do not doubt for a moment that it will continue to do so."

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  • Book-Jackets: Their History, Form, and Use, by G. Thomas Tanselle

    Book-Jackets: Their History, Form, and Use, by G. Thomas Tanselle

    Book-jackets (or "dust-jackets," as they are often called), have been regularly used in America and some European countries since the early part of the 19th century. Historians of publishing practices, however, have not accorded these detachable coverings with the scrutiny that one would expect for such a noticeable phenomenon. The new book by G. Thomas Tanselle examines dust jackets as resources for biography, bibliography, cultural analysis, and development of graphic design, while surveying their use by publishers and scholars of literature, art and book history.

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  • Buying Things That Don’t Exist

    Buying Things That Don’t Exist

    Greg Gibson, back from the 47th California International Antiquarian Book Fair: "I buy things that don’t exist to sell to people who don’t know they want them. The doors open and in they come – book junkies, bargain hunters, time wasters, braggarts, old friends, and my lovely librarians and collectors and colleagues, in search of things they don’t know they want. Material that, until the moment of its discovery, did not exist. That’s what I’m here to do. This is my place in the scheme of things."

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