Ilab http://www.ilab.org 30 May 2016 08:54:43 www.ilab.org https://www.ilab.org/images/logo-ilab-eng.png Ilab http://www.ilab.org Van Stockum's Veilingen - Books, Prints <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1869/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Van Stockum's Veilingen - Books, Prints" align="left" /> <p>Van Stockum's Veilingen B.V., established in 1833, is one of the oldest Dutch auction houses, and renowned for its specialized sales of books, prints, antiques, militaria and coins.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1869-van_stockums_veilingen_-_books_prints.html 2016/06/01 Rose City Book & Paper Fair <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <p>1000s of books from more than 40 Independent Booksellers: used books, rare and antiquarian books, bargain books, ephemera, prints, door prizes. The admission of $3 benefits the Oregon Food Bank.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2553-rose_city_book__paper_fair.html 2016/06/03 Bonhams - Fine Books, Manuscripts <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2187/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Bonhams - Fine Books, Manuscripts" align="left" /> <p>One of the few surviving Georgian auction houses in London, Bonhams was set up in 1793 when Thomas Dodd, a renowned antique print dealer, joined forces with the book specialist Walter Bonham. Today Bonhams is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The Bonhams name is recognised worldwide throughout all sectors of the fine art, antiques and collectors' market, with offices and salesrooms in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Paris, Hong Kong, and Dubai.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2187-bonhams_-_fine_books_manuscripts.html 2016/06/08 10th Barcelona International Antiquarian Book Fair <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2556/100/100/image.jpg" alt="10th Barcelona International Antiquarian Book Fair" align="left" /> Welcome to the 10th International Antiquarian Book Fair, 9 to 11 June 2016, Barcelona. We are delighted to take advantage of the international scope of the city of Barcelona and the unique opportunity to host this event in El Born Centre de Cultura i Mem&ograve;ria, a unique public space which offers a living memory of historic artefacts and properties, located in the very heart of the old city. The Spanish book dealers&rsquo; association, AILA, is making great organizational and media-related efforts to ensure the international acclaim of the Book Fair, which will celebrate Barcelona's Unesco nomination as City of literature.<br /><br />Don&rsquo;t miss this essential event for all bibliophiles and anyone else enthusiastic about old and rare books, literature and creativity. <p><br />For registration and further details, please contact Barbara Roig at <a href="mailto:barbara@baevents.es" target="_blank">barbara@baevents.es</a></p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2556-10th_barcelona_international_antiquarian_book_fair.html 2016/06/09 Swann Galleries - Art, Press & Illustrated Books <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2242/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Swann Galleries - Art, Press & Illustrated Books" align="left" /> <p>Swann Galleries was founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in Rare Books. Today Swann has separate departments devoted to Photographs, Posters and Prints &amp; Drawings, in addition to Books, Maps &amp; Atlases and Autographs.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2242-swann_galleries_-_art_press__illustrated_books.html 2016/06/14 Seminars on Book Collecting – Book Collecting in Cairo <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2460/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Seminars on Book Collecting – Book Collecting in Cairo" align="left" /> <p>To be confirmed. - Gregory Bilotto is a specialist in Islamic architecture, who has lived and studied in Cairo.&nbsp; He was a prize-winner in this year&rsquo;s London University Anthony Davis Book Collecting prize and will be talking about collecting books in a place and a culture which very few of us will ever have experienced.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2460-seminars_on_book_collecting__book_collecting_in_cairo.html 2016/06/14 Swann Galleries - Art, Press & Illustrated Books <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2502/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Swann Galleries - Art, Press & Illustrated Books" align="left" /> Swann Galleries was founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in Rare Books. Today Swann has separate departments devoted to Photographs, Posters and Prints &amp; Drawings, in addition to Books, Maps &amp; Atlases and Autographs. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2502-swann_galleries_-_art_press__illustrated_books.html 2016/06/14 Swann Galleries - The Esther Salinas Collection of Fine Illustrated & Plate Books <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2580/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Swann Galleries - The Esther Salinas Collection of Fine Illustrated & Plate Books" align="left" /> <p>Swann Galleries was founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in Rare Books. Today Swann has separate departments devoted to Photographs, Posters and Prints &amp; Drawings, in addition to Books, Maps &amp; Atlases and Autographs.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2580-swann_galleries_-_the_esther_salinas_collection_of_fine_illustrated__plate_books.html 2016/06/14 Lion Heart Autographs - Five Centuries of Rare Autographs & Manuscripts: From Ferdinand & Isabella (1492) to the Present <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2579/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Lion Heart Autographs - Five Centuries of Rare Autographs & Manuscripts: From Ferdinand & Isabella (1492) to the Present" align="left" /> Founded in 1978, Lion Heart Autographs is an internationally recognized dealer of important autographs and manuscripts specializing in art, history, literature, music, and science. Clients range from Harvard, Yale and the U.S. Library of Congress to collectors and corporations around the world. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2579-lion_heart_autographs_-_five_centuries_of_rare_autographs__manuscripts_from_ferdinand__isabella_1492_to_the_present.html 2016/06/15 Mania and Imagination - Perils and Pleasures of the Private Collector Present and Future <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2550/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Mania and Imagination - Perils and Pleasures of the Private Collector Present and Future" align="left" /> <p>In Honour of Tim Munby, Librarian at King&rsquo;s College, Cambridge, 1946-1974: The theme of great collectors was chosen in 2013 to celebrate the life and achievements of Tim Munby, Librarian at King&rsquo;s College, Cambridge, 1946-1974, and a pioneer of the historical study of book collecting. The conference was met with great enthusiasm and proceedings were published in a special issue of the Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society in December 2015.<br /><br />King&rsquo;s College, Cambridge, will hold a follow-up conference on 18 and 19 June 2016 to focus on the theme of modern private collecting, one of Munby&rsquo;s great interests. Titled &ldquo;Mania and Imagination: Perils and Pleasures of the Private Collector Present and Future&rdquo; this conference aims to investigate the nature of book collecting by private individuals today, and to look at the future in a rapidly changing world. The speakers are collectors themselves, or are involved in the manuscript and book trade, or study modern collectors and their collections.&nbsp; They include ABA member Justin Croft, Mirjam Foot, Meg Ford, Peter Jones, Michael Meredith and Toshiyuki Takamiya.&nbsp; The event will also feature themed discussion panels and presentations from young collectors and bibliographers. <br /><br />A reception will be held by kind courtesy of Cambridge University Library on 18 June, followed by a dinner at King&rsquo;s College.</p> <p>&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/sites/default/files/conferences/mania_imagination_programme.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the conference programme <br /></a></p> <p>(Picture: the organizer)</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2550-mania_and_imagination_-_perils_and_pleasures_of_the_private_collector_present_and_future.html 2016/06/18 27e QUAI AUX LIVRES <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2577/100/100/image.jpg" alt="27e QUAI AUX LIVRES" align="left" /> The biggest and most beautiful book fair in the east of France, presenting rare books, art on paper, prints, postcards and bindings. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2577-27e_quai_aux_livres.html 2016/06/18 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Book in the Ancient World <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2295/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Book in the Ancient World" align="left" /> <em>Dr Matthew Nicholls, Dr Marigold Norbye, Dr. Kathryn E. Piquette, Dr Eleanor Robson and Mr Alan Cole, Curator of the Museum of Writing</em><br /><br />An intensive survey of the origins of, and the changes in, textual culture that took place between c. 2500 BC and 400 AD. It will set these changes into their related historical contexts and place considerable emphasis on the material nature of writing and book construction. This will involve extensive use of materials from the Museum of Writing currently housed in the Senate House Library. In addition to handling and using original artefacts, students will have the opportunity to experiment with writing on clay tablets, on papyrus, and on wax tablets using modern reconstructions. The course will end by looking at the ways in which the modern book form (the codex) emerged at the end of the period, and how some of the ancient texts studied in the course survived through the post-classical manuscript periods to the age of printing. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2295-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__the_book_in_the_ancient_world.html 2016/06/20 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Book in Early Modern England <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2511/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Book in Early Modern England" align="left" /> <p><em>Dr Arnold Hunt (Cambridge University) and Mr Giles Mandelbrote (Lambeth Palace Library)</em></p> <p>This course will explore themes in the history of the production, distribution and consumption of printed books in early modern England, offering in particular an opportunity to look in detail at books as historical artefacts and to discuss a range of contemporary documentary sources.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2511-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__the_book_in_early_modern_england.html 2016/06/20 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - Children's Books, 1470-1980 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2512/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - Children's Books, 1470-1980" align="left" /> <em>Jill Shefrin, Brian Alderson, Jean Hedger</em><br /><br />A holistic introduction to the study of children&rsquo;s books, examining the book as a physical object with a focus on rarity. Children are hard on their books, many of which survive only a single generation. Additionally, until the last century, copyright deposit libraries did not especially value the acquisition of books published for children, while books from earlier periods, produced for a cheap popular market or published under wartime conditions may be especially scarce. Examining a range of early and modern rare children&rsquo;s books through the lenses of publishing, authorship, illustration, design, printing and reception, this course addresses the following: What constitutes a children&rsquo;s book? For how many centuries have children&rsquo;s books been published and marketed? How has their evolution been affected by factors such as religious and educational ideas and practices or cultural norms in a given period? Who has written, purchased or read them? </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2512-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__childrens_books_1470-1980.html 2016/06/20 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - Collectors, Collections, and Collecting <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2513/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - Collectors, Collections, and Collecting" align="left" /> <em>Dr Cynthia Johnston (IES), Dr Karen Attar (Senate House Library)</em><br /><br />A chronological examination of collecting manuscripts and books in Britain. Beginning with perhaps the UK&rsquo;s most prolific and influential collectors, Sir Robert Cotton and Archbishop Matthew Parker, the course will examine the personal and socio-cultural impetus behind the process of collecting, as well as the content of the collections themselves. Moving on from the sixteenth century collections of Cotton and Parker, the seventeenth century Library of Sir Hans Sloane will be examined, and the eighteenth century collection of Sir William Boothby. For the nineteenth century, the influence of John Ruskin will be discussed with particular attention paid to the collections amassed during the Industrial Revolution in the North West of England. The collections of Senate House Library will be examined in the light of this cultural heritage. Visits to major collections will be arranged. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2513-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__collectors_collections_and_collecting.html 2016/06/20 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - A History of Maps and Mapping <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2514/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - A History of Maps and Mapping" align="left" /> <em>Dr Catherine Delano-Smith,&nbsp; Sarah Tyacke CB.</em><br /><br />The aim in this course is to draw attention to some of the challenges facing the student of map history given the longevity and ubiquity of the mapping idea, from prehistory to the present, and the variety of format, function and context of maps at any one time. Sessions are designed to explore the fundamental principles of map history to provide a framework in which the details of any map from any period can be accommodated. Stress is laid on the relationship between word and image, and the role of maps in books, as a counterbalance to the traditional way of viewing maps in isolation. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2514-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__a_history_of_maps_and_mapping.html 2016/06/20 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - An Introduction to Bibliography <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2515/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - An Introduction to Bibliography" align="left" /> An introduction to the various elements of bibliography and to set those elements within their appropriate historical and methodological contexts. The course will examine the different forms of the book from manuscript through its development in its various printed forms and introduce students to the forms of bibliographical enquiry and their associated terminology and implications. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2515-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__an_introduction_to_bibliography.html 2016/06/20 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Material History of the English Novel, 1800-1914 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2516/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Material History of the English Novel, 1800-1914" align="left" /> <em>Professor Simon Eliot (IES)</em><br /><br />The course aims to set some well-known and thoroughly-studied English novels in a significantly new context. The novels to be studied are: Northanger Abbey, Jane Eyre, Bleak House, Dracula, and Howard's End. None of these novels was written for readers in the twenty-first century so, in order to move students away from the Whigish view adopted in many English departments, we need to understand how contemporaries might have read these books. This requires that students understand not only the broad historical context, but also significant details of the material environment in which those first readers lived, and the ways in which books and newspapers were produced, delivered - and read in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2516-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__the_material_history_of_the_english_novel_1800-1914.html 2016/06/20 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Medieval Book <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2517/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Medieval Book" align="left" /> <em>Professor Michelle P. Brown</em><br /><br />An intensive introduction to manuscript culture during Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The historical contexts for manuscript production will be explored and the landscape populated with some of those who commissioned and made these remarkable works. Techniques of production, terminology and methods of description and cataloguing will be examined and a brief survey of palaeography and codicology will be provided. Styles and principal trends will be studied, with the aid of digital images, slides, facsimiles and primary sources (with valuable opportunities to examine manuscripts at the British Library, the V&amp;A and Senate House Library).<br /> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2517-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__the_medieval_book.html 2016/06/20 Salon du Mont des Arts <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2557/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Salon du Mont des Arts" align="left" /> <p>The Belgian Antiquarian Booksellers&rsquo; Association is cordially inviting you to visit the first edition of the Salon du Mont des Arts, the new event for antiquarian book and print lovers in the heart of Brussels, with over 40 exhibitors from France, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. The fair venue is located opposite the Biblioth&egrave;que royale Albert 1er (National Library of Belgium) and is close to our famed Grand&rsquo;Place and Brussels' finest museums.<br /><br />Organized under the auspices of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2557-salon_du_mont_des_arts.html 2016/06/23 London Rare Books School, Week 2 - The Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian Book <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2518/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - The Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian Book" align="left" /> <em>Professor Michelle Brown (IES), Professor Jane Roberts (IES)</em><br /><br />An intensive introduction to manuscript culture during the early Middle Ages, with specific reference to post-Roman Britain and Ireland , Merovingian Gaul, the Carolingian Empire and Anglo-Saxon England. The preservation and transmission of sources from Antiquity and the creation of literate Christian cultures will be examined and the historical contexts for manuscript production explored. Particular attention will be paid to wider literacy-related issues and to the development of palaeography, codicology and illumination. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2518-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-__the_anglo-saxon_and_carolingian_book.html 2016/06/27 London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Communicating with the Public in the Second World War: The Ministry of Information, 1939-46 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2519/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Communicating with the Public in the Second World War: The Ministry of Information, 1939-46" align="left" /> <p><em>Dr Henry Irving</em></p> <p>This course focuses on the communication activities of the British Ministry of Information (MOI) during the Second Word War. It will explore the methods used by the MOI to communicate information to the domestic population of the UK; to present Britain&rsquo;s case to those in allied and neutral countries; to provide the government with accurate reports of public opinion; and to operate a system of censorship. The course will pay particular attention to the publishing of books and pamphlets; the distribution of posters and the circulation of displays, lectures and exhibitions; and the commissioning of broadcasts and films. It will demonstrate that the MOI was a nodal point within a dense network of communications which involved, among others, various government ministries, the BBC, Mass Observation, and Fleet Street.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2519-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-__communicating_with_the_public_in_the_second_world_war_the_ministry_of_information_1939-46.html 2016/06/27 London Rare Books School, Week 2 - European Bookbinding, 1450-1820 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2520/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - European Bookbinding, 1450-1820" align="left" /> <em>Professor Nicholas Pickwoad</em><br /><br />The history of bookbinding is not simply the history of a decorative art, but that of a craft answering a commercial need. This course will follow European bookbinding from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, using the bindings themselves to illustrate the aims and intentions of the binding trade. A large part of the course will be devoted to the identification of both broad and detailed distinctions within the larger groups of plain commercial bindings and the possibilities of identifying the work of different countries, cities, even workshops without reference to finishing tools. The identification and significance of the different materials used in bookbinding will be examined, as well as the classification of bookbindings by structural type, and how these types developed through the three centuries covered by the course. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2520-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-__european_bookbinding_1450-1820.html 2016/06/27 London Rare Books School, Week 2 - The History of Book Illustration & Its Techniques <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2521/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - The History of Book Illustration & Its Techniques" align="left" /> <em>Dr Rowan Watson and Elizabeth James. Some classes will be taken by invited experts.</em><br /><br />An introduction to the history of book illustration, an insufficiently exploited resource for the graphic arts and a major means of communication. The approach adopted emphasises the significant part played in the field by developments in printing and in printmaking technology. Recent years have seen new perspectives in what is often called "illustration studies"; there are now new descriptive tools and terms of reference. Students will have the opportunity of seeing certain methods demonstrated and will be able to work towards an understanding and recognition of some of the processes which will be examined. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2521-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-__the_history_of_book_illustration__its_techniques.html 2016/06/27 London Rare Books School, Week 2 - An Introduction to the Modern Rare Book Trade <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2522/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - An Introduction to the Modern Rare Book Trade" align="left" /> <em>Angus O'Neill (Omega Bookshop) and Laurence Worms (Ash Rare Books)</em><br /><br />The aim of the course is to explore in a broad way the huge contemporary market in rare and collectable books &ndash; in particular (but not exclusively) the market in literary first editions and manuscripts of relatively &lsquo;modern&rsquo; vintage &ndash; the English-language literature of the last 200 years.&nbsp; There will be discussion of the basic tenets and intellectual purposes of collecting, the interplay between academic research interests and market forces, the gauging of rarity and the calculation of value, the &lsquo;rules&rsquo;&nbsp; of the game, and an overview of the current workings, structure, weaknesses and strengths of the rare book trade in the twenty-first century. Taught entirely by experienced practitioners, the course is intended to provide a thorough grounding and background for librarians, academics, collectors, booksellers and others, who (either professionally or privately) need to engage with this market, and require a more detailed insight into the nuances and subtleties of the field. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2522-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-__an_introduction_to_the_modern_rare_book_trade.html 2016/06/27 London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Provenance in Books <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2523/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Provenance in Books" align="left" /> <em>David Pearson</em><br /><br />A training ground to give students a personal toolkit to identify and interpret the various kinds of provenance evidence found in books before 1900.&nbsp; Interest in historical book ownership and what we can learn from individual copies and whole libraries has been steadily growing in recent years, among librarians, scholars and collectors, and more effort is being put into recording it in catalogues.&nbsp; The course will cover different manifestations of provenance &ndash; inscriptions, bookplates and book labels, armorials and other evidence from bindings &ndash; and include practical sessions on palaeography and reference sources.&nbsp; Teaching will be supplemented with exercises and opportunities to see examples drawn from the Senate House collections.&nbsp; Although the focus will be on practical and factual learning to take away, some time will be devoted to the theoretical and interpretative book historical context within which provenance evidence is of value. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2523-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-__provenance_in_books.html 2016/06/27 Lyon Book History Workshop <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2554/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Lyon Book History Workshop" align="left" /> <p>The Lyon Book History Workshop&rsquo;s main purpose is to improve skills in the interpretation and understanding of specific fields relating to our written and printed heritage. Each course is taught by a leading international expert in the field with emphasis on the study of original documents held at the Lyon Museum of the History of Printing and at the Lyon City Library.<br />&nbsp;<br />The workshop is organised by the Institut d&rsquo;histoire du livre (IHL) founded in 2001, which brings together two major rare book and printing collections and two teaching and research establishments closely involved in the history of printing and the book: Lyon City Library (BmL), Lyon Museum of the History of Printing, the &Eacute;cole nationale sup&eacute;rieure des sciences de l&rsquo;information et des biblioth&egrave;ques (enssib &ndash; LIS university) and the &Eacute;cole nationale des chartes (ENC) in Paris. <br /><br /></p> <h4 class="texte_rouge">Courses:</h4> <p><br />Dr. Kristian Jensen (British Library) - Introduction to the study of incunabula<br /><br />Dr. Neil Harris (University of Udine) - The Italian Renaissance book and afterwards<br /><br />Monique Hulvey (Lyon City Library) - Provenance: Description and research<br /><br />Dr. S&eacute;bastien Morlighem (University of Art and Design, Amiens) - The Didot and modern typography in France<br /><br />Each course will consist of seminars and practical sessions, adding up to 28 hours of teaching time.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2554-lyon_book_history_workshop.html 2016/07/04 Seminars on Book Collecting – Books, Cracks, and Squeezing a Rainbow <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2461/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Seminars on Book Collecting – Books, Cracks, and Squeezing a Rainbow" align="left" /> The final seminar of the series will take place on Tuesday 12th July 2016. Roger Treglown will take the form of thoughts and reminiscences on his thirty-five years in the business. Beginning as a specialist in&nbsp; books on chess in 1980, he now deals across the board in antiquarian books, pamphlets and ephemera from an office in Macclesfield.&nbsp; He has been a member of the ABA Council for fifteen years, managed the ABA Chelsea Bookfair Committee for thirteen years and has been a member of the ABA Olympia Committee for five years. He has also been the Honorary Librarian of the Association since 2004. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2461-seminars_on_book_collecting__books_cracks_and_squeezing_a_rainbow.html 2016/07/12 Melbourne Rare Book Week - Melbourne Rare Book Fair <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1681/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Melbourne Rare Book Week - Melbourne Rare Book Fair" align="left" /> <p>The Melbourne Rare Book Week is well established in the City of Melbourne&rsquo;s event calendar. It is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and heritage. As part of Rare Book Week, the <strong class="texte_rouge">Melbourne Rare Book Fair will be held from 22 to 24 July </strong>at the University of Melbourne's historic Wilson Hall, with free admission to all visitors.</p> <p>Leading Australian and international antiquarian booksellers will bring a rich and diverse array of books together that cater for all who genuinely love print on paper and who share a passion for books. Subjects including early printed books, maps, historical accounts of travel and exploration, prints, literature, art, militaria, children's books, and ephemera will be offered for sale at prices to suit all levels of collecting. Whether you already have your own personal library or would like to explore the world of book collecting, this is your opportunity to explore the world of books with experts in their fields.</p> <p><a href="http://www.anzaab.com" title="Melbourne Rare Book Week - Melbourne Rare Book Fair" target="_blank">http://www.anzaab.com</a></p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1681-melbourne_rare_book_week_-_melbourne_rare_book_fair.html 2016/07/14 46. Seminar für Antiquare <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2387/100/100/image.jpg" alt="46. Seminar für Antiquare" align="left" /> <p>For now 46 years the German Antiquarian Booksellers' Association organizes an annual seminar for antiquarian booksellers and newcomers. The seminar takes place every September in another German city. Courses are held at different institutions: universities, museums, archives, public and private libraries and antiquarian bookshop. After seminars in Constance (2014), Weimar (2013), Cologne (2012), Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna the seminar will take place in Wolfenb&uuml;ttel, in cooperation with the Herzog August Library.<br /><br />The annual seminar for antiquarian booksellers is organized in cooperation with the Swiss and Austrian Antiquarian Booksellers' Associations (VEBUKU and VAO).</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2387-46__seminar_fur_antiquare.html 2016/09/01 Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2575/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair" align="left" /> <p>The Dutch Association of Antiquarian book dealers (NVvA) is pleased to announce the 36th Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair to be held on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2016. The newly elected book fair committee has developed a new concept with a new location in the heart of the book-loving city of Amsterdam. You are cordially invited to submit your application to register.<br /><br />The Amsterdam Marriott Hotel has space for 40 ILAB associated antiquarian bookdealers to participate. This spectacular location in the centre of Amsterdam is a stone&rsquo;s throw away from the recently reopened Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. The Marriott is easily accessible for both exhibitors and visitors. The Amsterdam Book Fair is an eminently suitable occasion for Dutch and foreign antiquarian bookdealers to meet and to do business with each other. Amsterdam has many renowned antiquarian booksellers and small second-hand bookshops, so you can turn your visit into a working holiday. Happy hunting!<br /><br />An extra incentive for our overseas colleagues is the fact that the Amsterdam Book Fair will be held a week after the <a href="https://www.ilab.org/eng/ilab/BUDAPEST_2016_-_ILAB_CONGRESS_FAIR.html" target="_blank">ILAB congress and book fair in Budapest on 21st to 25th September</a>. In short, you would be a mere two-hour flight away from what promises to be a very interesting book fair. <br /><br />The application period closes on 1st June 2016.<br /><br />Register now! We look forward to your visit!</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2575-amsterdam_international_antiquarian_book_fair.html 2016/10/01 40th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2051/100/100/image.jpg" alt="40th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)" align="left" /> <p>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&rsquo;s Hynes Convention Center.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bostonbookfair.com" title="40th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)" target="_blank">http://www.bostonbookfair.com</a></p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2051-40th_boston_international_antiquarian_book_fair_abaa.html 2016/10/28 26th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair (ABA) <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2403/100/100/image.jpg" alt="26th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair (ABA)" align="left" /> <p>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.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2403-26th_chelsea_antiquarian_book_fair_aba.html 2016/11/04 Will & Jane - Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2563/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Will & Jane - Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity" align="left" /> <p>Will &amp; Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity will take a close look at these two celebrated authors&rsquo; literary afterlives - and find some surprising parallels. For both, adaptations and parodies in different eras helped popularize their work and make it more approachable (think Shakespeare Undead and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Milestone events also increased their fame: for Shakespeare, the much-heralded 1769 Shakespeare Jubilee, and for Austen, a burst of 1990s films and a watershed BBC production. From portraits to porcelain collectibles, branded merchandise, and gravestone rubbings, these two authors have traced intriguingly similar arcs in their posthumous fame. Explore their stories and the nature of celebrity in the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death and the 199th anniversary of Austen&rsquo;s in 2016.</p> <p>Part of <a href="http://www.folger.edu/the-wonder-of-will" target="_blank">The Wonder of Will</a>, a Folger celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare&nbsp; <br /><br />Pictures: Folger Shakespeare Library</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2563-will__jane_-_shakespeare_austen_and_the_cult_of_celebrity.html 2016/08/06 Zisska & Schauer - Autographs, Manuscripts, Rare Books, Maps, Prints <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2117/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Zisska & Schauer - Autographs, Manuscripts, Rare Books, Maps, Prints" align="left" /> <p>Zisska &amp; Schauer's fields of specialization cover all the core areas &ndash; manuscripts; autograph letters and documents; incunabula; early woodcut books; medieval illuminated manuscripts; theology; natural history; bibliography; art history; history; literature; antique maps and atlases; travel; and topographical and decorative prints. The company places major emphasis on scholarly attention to detail and high standards of expertise in cataloguing rare antiquarian items. Each auction is accompanied by a comprehensive, fully illustrated catalogue containing detailed descriptions of the items offered for sale. These catalogues are characterized by their in-depth knowledge and bibliographic accuracy. They are compiled and researched by a team of experts who are able to draw on the resources of the company's extensive reference library and when necessary, the expertise of independent specialists.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2117-zisska__schauer_-_autographs_manuscripts_rare_books_maps_prints.html 2016/11/09 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2503/100/100/image.jpg" alt="50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)" align="left" /> <p><em>"Even if you are not a collector, if you have ever read a book, it's a place to go to find out what you haven't read, or just what you haven't seen or didn't know exists."<br /><br />Tony Bill, Actor, Director, Producer, Book Collector</em></p> <p><em><span class="texte_rouge">***</span><br /></em></p> <p>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 editions of many important authors will be present, plus collections of original photographs, prints by renowned artists from the 16th to the 21st century, and remarkable examples of book making, binding, and typography from throughout the world.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2503-50th_california_international_antiquarian_book_fair_abaa.html 2017/02/10 New York Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1864/100/100/image.jpg" alt="New York Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)" align="left" /> <p><em>&ldquo;It is exciting in a way you probably don't expect when you just hear the word "Book Fair." Well, to me it is just as exciting as sitting in the dark of the theatre and watch a horror film!&nbsp; This experience is not horror. But it's just as exciting!&rdquo; - Yoko Ono</em></p> <p><em>"THE BEST BOOK FAIR IN THE WORLD" - Andy Rooney</em></p> <p>Book lovers will once again find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory.&nbsp; Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The New York Antiquarian Book Fair,&nbsp; bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1864-new_york_antiquarian_book_fair_abaa.html 2017/03/09 Salon International du Livre rare, de l'Autographe, de l'Estampe & du Dessin <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2573/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Salon International du Livre rare, de l'Autographe, de l'Estampe & du Dessin" align="left" /> <p>Le plus important salon au monde dans le domaine du patrimoine manuscrit et imprim&eacute; et de l&rsquo;art graphique r&eacute;unit chaque ann&eacute;e collectionneurs et curieux. &nbsp;</p> <p>Le Salon International du Livre rare, de l'Autographe, de l'Estampe et du Dessin met en lumi&egrave;re un patrimoine &eacute;crit inestimable et un ensemble important d&rsquo;&oelig;uvres sur papier, s&eacute;lectionn&eacute;s par des marchands venus des quatre coins du monde et qui ont &agrave; c&oelig;ur de pr&eacute;senter &agrave; des visiteurs toujours plus nombreux des ouvrages et des documents rares, curieux, insolites, &eacute;vocateurs.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2573-salon_international_du_livre_rare_de_lautographe_de_lestampe__du_dessin.html 2017/04/07 International Rare Book, Autograph, Print & Drawing Fair <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2574/100/100/image.jpg" alt="International Rare Book, Autograph, Print & Drawing Fair" align="left" /> <p>One of the most prestigious fairs of its kind in the world, this annual event attracts both collectors and the curious.</p> <p>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.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2574-international_rare_book_autograph_print__drawing_fair.html 2017/04/07