Ilab http://www.ilab.org 02 Jul 2015 11:46:45 www.ilab.org https://www.ilab.org/images/logo-ilab-eng.png Ilab http://www.ilab.org PBA Galleries - Fine Illustrated Books: The Collection formed by Dr. & Mrs. Hugh Stalker of Grosse Pointe, Michigan (with additions) <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2388/100/100/image.jpg" alt="PBA Galleries - Fine Illustrated Books: The Collection formed by Dr. & Mrs. Hugh Stalker of Grosse Pointe, Michigan (with additions)" align="left" /> <p>PBA Galleries is one of the largest and most successful specialty auction houses world-over. Devoted to books, works on paper and related arts, PBA conducts approximately twenty-five gallery auctions a year and continuous live auctions of rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, prints and photographs.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2388-pba_galleries_-_fine_illustrated_books_the_collection_formed_by_dr___mrs__hugh_stalker_of_grosse_pointe_michigan_with_additions.html 2015/07/09 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/2301/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - European Bookbinding, 1450-1820" align="left" /> 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. The development of binding decoration will be touched on, but will not form a major part of the discussion. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2301-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-__european_bookbinding_1450-1820.html 2015/07/06 London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Understanding Incunabula <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2302/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Understanding Incunabula" align="left" /> <p>This course is designed to give students as understanding of early printed books, by combining theory with practice. It will look at the production of books in the fifteenth century from the printer&rsquo;s point of view. Students will look at early printed editions in Senate House Library, and examine in detail some individual leaves. They will have practical experience of setting type and printing on a wooden handpress, at St Bride&rsquo;s Print Workshop. They will learn how technical limitations of working with metal type influenced the design of the printed page, and gain an understanding of the printers&rsquo; thinking when designing and printing a book.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2302-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-_understanding_incunabula.html 2015/07/06 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/2303/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Provenance in Books" align="left" /> This course is primarily 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/2303-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-_provenance_in_books.html 2015/07/06 London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Latin Palaeography: A Practical Course <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2304/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Latin Palaeography: A Practical Course" align="left" /> This course will provide intensive training for practical transcription skills, on the principle that the best way to learn how to read medieval manuscripts is to keep practising, with the tutor giving tips on how to approach new scripts and how to resolve difficulties.&nbsp; Some notions of history of scripts will be introduced, but the main focus will be the actual deciphering of passages in different scripts.&nbsp; The course will introduce the main scripts used in Britain from 600 to 1500, many of which were also used in continental Europe.&nbsp; The tips and techniques learnt will be applicable to other scripts.&nbsp; During a site visit to the Wellcome Library, there will be an opportunity to see real manuscripts illustrating many of the scripts. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2304-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-_latin_palaeography_a_practical_course.html 2015/07/06 London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Medieval Book Illumination <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2305/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Medieval Book Illumination" align="left" /> Illuminated manuscripts are not just beautiful books, they provide a particularly rich source of exploration of the nature of individual projects and of the inter-relationship between word and image in both generation and reception. This course will introduce students to the components and vocabulary of illumination and to its techniques and will incorporate brief surveys of its development. However, the focus will be upon the functions that it performed within the manuscript book from late Antiquity until the Renaissance, going beyond decoration and illustration. Its use in navigation and articulation of the text and in penetration of its deeper meaning through multivalent reading will be explored via case studies, as will its potential for better understanding hypertextuality and intertextuality. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2305-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-_medieval_book_illumination.html 2015/07/06 London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Modern First Editions: Dealing, Collecting, and the Market <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2306/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Modern First Editions: Dealing, Collecting, and the Market" align="left" /> A practical course intended to explore and examine the present-day market in literary first editions of relatively &lsquo;modern&rsquo; vintage &ndash; the era commencing approximately from the demise of the three-volume novel in the 1890s. There will be reflection on the history, problems and problematic nature of this market, but the course will range across all areas and provide a thorough grounding and background for collectors, booksellers, librarians, academics and others, who (either professionally or privately) engage or seek to engage with &lsquo;modern firsts&rsquo;, and require a more detailed insight into the assumptions, nuances, rationale and operation of this market. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2306-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-_modern_first_editions_dealing_collecting_and_the_market.html 2015/07/06 London Rare Books School, Week 2 - The Printed Book in the East: China, India, and Japan <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2307/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 2 - The Printed Book in the East: China, India, and Japan" align="left" /> The Printed Book in the East covers the invention of paper in the 2nd century BC through the rise of a global literary marketplace at the end of the 20th century. Focusing on China, India, Japan, and Korea the course offers a general survey of printing history in &lsquo;the East&rsquo;, charting the invention of printing technologies and their spread to other parts of East and South Asia and, eventually, Europe. Topics include: woodblock printing, moveable type, missionary printing, and special seminars on the book in Edo and Meiji Japan, printing and literary culture in late Imperial China, and the book and empire in India. A general survey, this course is intended as a complement to The Printed Book in Europe, offering participants a more globally informed perspective on the history of the printed book. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2307-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-_the_printed_book_in_the_east_china_india_and_japan.html 2015/07/06 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/2308/100/100/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" /> The Ministry of Information (MOI) was established in the UK at the beginning of the Second World War. Its roles were many: to communicate information to, and maintain the morale of, the domestic population of the UK; to present Britain&rsquo;s case to those in allied and neutral countries; to provide government with accurate reports of public opinion; and to operate a system of censorship. This course will explore the MOI&rsquo;s involvement in 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. 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. It will allow students of book history to see their subject in a much wider context: that of the history of communication. This course is based on new research by the AHRC-funded four-year project on the communication history of the MOI currently being undertaken in the IES. It will be taught in the very building occupied by the MOI during the period. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2308-london_rare_books_school_week_2_-_communicating_with_the_public_in_the_second_world_war_the_ministry_of_information_1939-46.html 2015/07/06 Bristol Premier 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/2379/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Bristol Premier Book Fair" align="left" /> <p>The Bristol Antiquarian Book Fair is new and remarkable in many ways. There has been unprecedented co-operation between the two largest trade associations, the Provincial Booksellers' Fairs Association and the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, to stage a fair that offers their respective memberships the opportunity to exhibit all together in one large, imposing venue with an important architectural pedigree. This inaugural year will see around 130 exhibitors on one floor and under one roof - the biggest gathering yet seen in the West Country, and the third largest in the UK.<br /><br />The venue is an architectural icon and a&nbsp; Bristol landmark building designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and is perfect for the return of the quality book fair to Bristol after many years. It has comprehensive rail, air and road links right to its door and has provided a perfect opportunity for us to stage not just a prestigious book fair, but also to make it more of an event, with good food, a bar and entertainment.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2379-bristol_premier_book_fair.html 2015/07/10 AntiquarianAuctions.com - Auction #44 – International online auction of rare books, maps & prints, documents, letters, ephemera and vintage photography <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2312/100/100/image.jpg" alt="AntiquarianAuctions.com - Auction #44 – International online auction of rare books, maps & prints, documents, letters, ephemera and vintage photography" align="left" /> <p>AntiquarianAuctions.com &ndash; the online rare book auction site runs online auctions every 5 weeks. Preview available online 3 weeks before the auction starts. All pricing is done in US$. No buyer&rsquo;s premium is charged.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2312-antiquarianauctions_com_-_auction_44__international_online_auction_of_rare_books_maps__prints_documents_letters_ephemera_and_vintage_photography.html 2015/07/09 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS) <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2009/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS)" align="left" /> <p>More than 2000 students have graduated from the seminar since its inception, many of whom have gone on to become prominent members of the bookselling community. Now in its 37th year, the Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians, and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the rare book market, both antiquarian and modern.</p> <p>Keynote speaker: Katherine Reagan, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Cornell who will be speaking on the hows and whys of buying books at Cornell.</p> <p>Specialty dealer is ABAA bookseller, Garrett Scott.</p> <p>Faculty: Lorne Bair, Terry Belanger, Sally Burdon, Brian Cassidy, Dan de Simone, Kathy Lindeman, Nina Musinsky, Robert Rulon-Miller Jr, Steven Escar Smith.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2009-colorado_antiquarian_book_seminar_cabs.html 2015/07/12 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 24 to 26 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 2015/07/16 Marché aux livres, disques et affiches du Festival d'Avignon <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2386/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Marché aux livres, disques et affiches du Festival d'Avignon" align="left" /> 33 edition of the Avignon Antiquarian Book Market, as part of the Festival d'Avignon, located in the heart of the beautiful city. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2386-marche_aux_livres_disques_et_affiches_du_festival_davignon.html 2015/07/03 Montefiascone Summer Course - Re-creating the Medieval Palette <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2290/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Montefiascone Summer Course - Re-creating the Medieval Palette" align="left" /> <p>Through illustrated lectures, participants will examine the story of colour in medieval times. The class will address the history, geography, chemistry and iconographic importance, and the actual techniques of colour manufacture, with special reference to manuscript painting. Using original recipes, participants will make and paint out the colours. No previous experience is necessary. Tutor: Cheryl Porter.<br /><br />Montefiascone is a small medieval walled city about 100 k (80 miles) north of Rome, on Lake Bolsena. Since 1988 conservators and others interested in books and their history have come together to work, to learn and to enjoy this special place.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2290-montefiascone_summer_course_-_re-creating_the_medieval_palette.html 2015/07/27 California Rare Book School - Week 1 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2010/100/100/image.jpg" alt="California Rare Book School - Week 1" align="left" /> <p>California Rare Book School is a continuing education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required by professionals working in all aspects of the rare book community, and for students interested in entering the field.</p> <p>Founded in 2005, CalRBS is a project of the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. CalRBS is supported by an informal consortium of many of the academic and research libraries and antiquarian booksellers of Southern California.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2010-california_rare_book_school_-_week_1.html 2015/08/03 Montefiascone Summer Course - Italian Stiff-Board Vellum Binding with Slotted Spine <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2291/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Montefiascone Summer Course - Italian Stiff-Board Vellum Binding with Slotted Spine" align="left" /> This course will explore the use of parchment as a covering material for stiff-board bindings. Participants will recreate a vellum over boards binding of Hesiod&rsquo;s Works and Days printed by BartolomeoZanetti in Venice in 1537. This style of binding was used in Venice c. 1490 &ndash; 1670 and often characterized by the use of recycled vellum manuscripts applied flesh side out. The binding features sewing supports covered with alum tawed patches; the vellum over the patches is cut away, creating small slots, which allow for greater flexibility in opening. Additional structural features, including transverse spine linings and a wide fore edge turn-in, help to balance the tension of the vellum on the boards and limit warping. Drawing on their recent study of similar bindings at the New York Public Library, the Newberry Library and the University of Chicago, course tutors will discuss how this binding style evolved and eventually fell out of use, providing an interesting case study of the economics and aesthetics of 16th and early 17th century Venetian book production. Tutors: Scott W. Devine and Tonia Grafakos<br /><br />Montefiascone is a small medieval walled city about 100 k (80 miles) north of Rome, on Lake Bolsena. Since 1988 conservators and others interested in books and their history have come together to work, to learn and to enjoy this special place. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2291-montefiascone_summer_course_-_italian_stiff-board_vellum_binding_with_slotted_spine.html 2015/08/03 California Rare Book School - Week 2 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2013/100/100/image.jpg" alt="California Rare Book School - Week 2" align="left" /> <p>California Rare Book School is a continuing education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required by professionals working in all aspects of the rare book community, and for students interested in entering the field.</p> <p>Founded in 2005, CalRBS is a project of the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. CalRBS is supported by an informal consortium of many of the academic and research libraries and antiquarian booksellers of Southern California.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2013-california_rare_book_school_-_week_2.html 2015/08/10 Montefiascone Summer Course - The Rylands Fontainebleau Aldine <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2292/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Montefiascone Summer Course - The Rylands Fontainebleau Aldine" align="left" /> The publishing legacy of the Aldine press includes scholarly editions of classical authors, the introduction of italic type, and the development of books in small formats that were read much like modern paperbacks. The smaller pocket books may have been less expensive, but they could still be made luxurious with decoration added by hand and bindings embellished with gold. They quickly became popular and were collected throughout Europe by scholars, aristocrats and kings. Special copies were also produced, printed on parchment instead of paper. The course will focus on a copy of an edition of the Greek poet Oppian, published in 1517, bound by the Royal Binder for Henri II King of France and part of the Royal Library at Fontainebleau. Bound in full leather in the allaGreca style, a wooden boarded, Western /Greek style binding with claps and bosses, with gold finishing and hand painting, it is a complex book that would ordinarily take many weeks and a high level of binding skill to complete. Tutors: Caroline Checkley-Scott, Stefania Signorello and Julianne Simpson<br /><br />Montefiascone is a small medieval walled city about 100 k (80 miles) north of Rome, on Lake Bolsena. Since 1988 conservators and others interested in books and their history have come together to work, to learn and to enjoy this special place. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2292-montefiascone_summer_course_-_the_rylands_fontainebleau_aldine.html 2015/08/10 Montefiascone Summer Course - An early Islamic binding <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2293/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Montefiascone Summer Course - An early Islamic binding" align="left" /> <p>This course will focus on a small 9th century Abbasid Qur&rsquo;an from Cambridge University Library in an early historic binding. There are relatively few early Islamic bindings extant, fewer still that remain intact and attached to their textblock. This manuscript provides the evidence and opportunity to explore the structure and materials of a codex which is probably from the third century A.H. / ninth century C.E. Participants will make a model of the structure, paying particular attention to the significant properties of the spine lining, board attachment and endbands, before undertaking the raised cord work decoration. This technique is found in contemporary binding examples across both North Africa and northern Europe.The influence of Coptic binding traditions and the transmission of binding techniques during this period will be discussed. Tutor: Kristine Rose.</p> <p>Montefiascone is a small medieval walled city about 100 k (80 miles) north of Rome, on Lake Bolsena. Since 1988 conservators and others interested in books and their history have come together to work, to learn and to enjoy this special place.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2293-montefiascone_summer_course_-_an_early_islamic_binding.html 2015/08/17 10th Antiquarian Book Fair in Lourmarin <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2380/100/100/image.jpg" alt="10th Antiquarian Book Fair in Lourmarin" align="left" /> <p>This Fair has become one of the most important bibliophilic events in France. From incunabula to modern first editions, thousands of books will be there waiting to be discovered, and with the new August dates, a numerous and informed public is expected.The beauty of the venue, the celebrated proven&ccedil;al gastronomy,&nbsp; the warmth of the sun as Summer draws to a close&hellip;This and much more should seduce all connoisseurs of fine books and the pleasures of life. Don't miss this unique event in Lourmarin! One of the most beautiful villages in France with its outstanding Proven&ccedil;al market and final resting place of Albert Camus and Henri Bosco. Nearby is the Marquis de Sade&rsquo;s castle at Lacoste, Ren&eacute; Char's "Maison" at Ile-sur-la Sorgue, the Abbaye de S&eacute;nanque, Gordes,&hellip;<br /><br />This year an important exhibition will be dedicated to Ren&eacute; Char, with some 150 examples of his work bound by twenty-five well-known book-binders of the past and present: from Rose Adler to Philippe Fi&eacute;, Paul Bonet, Pierre-Lucien Martin, Henri Mercher, Jean de Gonet, Renaud Vernier. The exhibition will be held in a large room at the heart of the Fair. Conferences and guided-visits are planned.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2380-10th_antiquarian_book_fair_in_lourmarin.html 2015/08/21 AntiquarianAuctions.com - Auction #45 – International online auction of rare books, maps & prints, documents, letters, ephemera and vintage photography <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2313/100/100/image.jpg" alt="AntiquarianAuctions.com - Auction #45 – International online auction of rare books, maps & prints, documents, letters, ephemera and vintage photography" align="left" /> <p>AntiquarianAuctions.com &ndash; the online rare book auction site runs online auctions every 5 weeks. Preview available online 3 weeks before the auction starts. All pricing is done in US$. No buyer&rsquo;s premium is charged.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2313-antiquarianauctions_com_-_auction_45__international_online_auction_of_rare_books_maps__prints_documents_letters_ephemera_and_vintage_photography.html 2015/08/27 The London Photograph 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/2356/100/100/image.jpg" alt="The London Photograph Fair" align="left" /> A quarterly boutique event for fine, rare, vintage photographs, in one of London's hidden architectural gems.<br /><br />(Picture: The London Photograph Fair.) </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2356-the_london_photograph_fair.html 2015/09/13 Books under Fire: From the Flames of Leuven to the Timbuktu Renaissance <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2389/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Books under Fire: From the Flames of Leuven to the Timbuktu Renaissance" align="left" /> <p>This exhibition commemorates the historical and cultural significance of the destruction and revival of the Leuven University Library. On 25&nbsp; August 1914, at the very beginning of the First World War, the library was set aflame. The intellectual heritage this institution had built up for over five centuries was lost forever. Around the world a wave of protest denounced this act of cultural atrocity. <br /><br />The first part of the exhibition, entitled &lsquo;The Flames of Louvain&rsquo;, recounts the destruction of the University library and the international rescue efforts that followed. It explains the enormous symbolical meaning of the Library&rsquo;s destruction. Before and after pictures of the library&rsquo;s interior were published as postcards which travelled the globe. The loss of cultural heritage touched people around the globe. Committees in 25 countries raised money and books for Leuven. In the Treaty of Versailles Germany was expected to provide books and material worth millions of German marks. The United States topped the bill by funding the construction of a new and grand library building. The exhibition takes place in this monumental building and invites visitors to reflect on the protection of cultural heritage in times of conflict.<br /><br />A second part of the exhibition displays a collection of &lsquo;snow-whites&rsquo;, books which were saved from the 1914 fire and are being kept in sealed, glass caskets. A third part of the exhibition titled &lsquo;Timbuktu Renaissance&rsquo; draws attention to a contemporary crisis, displaying a selection of centuries-old manuscripts from the legendary libraries of Timbuktu which are now under threat. In 2012, almost 400.000 of these manuscripts were transferred in secret from Timbuktu to Bamako, in order to save them from the destruction of the conflict in Northern-Mali and the threat of radical armed groups. The Timbuktu manuscripts show how today&rsquo;s violent conflicts threaten world cultural heritage. <br /><br /></p> <h3><strong class="texte_rouge">What do we lose when we lose a library?</strong></h3> <p><br />In addition, a conference will be held from 9 to 11 September, 2015. <a href="https://kuleuvencongres.be/libconf2015/website/pre-conference" target="_blank">Click here for more information</a>. <br /><br />Picture: KU Leuven</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2389-books_under_fire_from_the_flames_of_leuven_to_the_timbuktu_renaissance.html 2015/07/04 York Antiquarian Book Seminar <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1856/100/100/image.jpg" alt="York Antiquarian Book Seminar" align="left" /> <p>Y.A.B.S. provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the out-of-print, antiquarian, rare and used book markets. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on cataloguing, pricing, and bookselling in the electronic age. The seminar is designed for people of all levels of expertise, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field.<br /><br />Faculty: Simon Beattie, Justin Croft, Adam Douglas, Jonathan Kearns, Ed Maggs, Tim Pye, Sophie Schneidemann, Anthony Smithson, Carl Williams</p> <p>2015 Keynote speaker: Sally Burdon</p> <p>2015 Specialty Dealer: Jeanette Ray</p> <h4 class="texte_rouge"><br />Topics to be covered will include:</h4> <p><br />Evaluating and Pricing Books<br /><br />Reference Tools for the Book Trade<br /><br />Cataloguing<br /><br />Buying and Selling Online<br /><br />Buying and Selling at Auction<br /><br />Buying and Selling Archives and Collections<br /><br />Setting Up and Using a Bookseller Database<br /><br />Marketing and Building a Customer Base<br /><br />Creating Your Own Website<br /><br />Creating a Catalogue<br /><br />Operating a Profitable Open Shop<br /><br />Selling Books to Libraries<br /><br />Selling Books on Consignment<br /><br />Fakes, Forgeries and Theft<br /><br />Conservation and Preservation<br /><br />Photographing Used and Rare Books</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1856-york_antiquarian_book_seminar.html 2015/09/14 Von der Goethezeit bis ins 21. Jahrhundert - Buch und Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. 45. 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="Von der Goethezeit bis ins 21. Jahrhundert - Buch und Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. 45. Seminar für Antiquare" align="left" /> <p>For now 45 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 and Vienna the seminar will take place in Frankfurt this year. <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-von_der_goethezeit_bis_ins_21__jahrhundert_-_buch_und_kunst_in_frankfurt_am_main__45__seminar_fur_antiquare.html 2015/09/24 AntiquarianAuctions.com - Auction #46 – International online auction of rare books, maps & prints, documents, letters, ephemera and vintage photography <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2314/100/100/image.jpg" alt="AntiquarianAuctions.com - Auction #46 – International online auction of rare books, maps & prints, documents, letters, ephemera and vintage photography" align="left" /> <p>AntiquarianAuctions.com &ndash; the online rare book auction site runs online auctions every 5 weeks. Preview available online 3 weeks before the auction starts. All pricing is done in US$. No buyer&rsquo;s premium is charged.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2314-antiquarianauctions_com_-_auction_46__international_online_auction_of_rare_books_maps__prints_documents_letters_ephemera_and_vintage_photography.html 2015/10/08 Hartung & Hartung - Manuscripts, Rare and Valuable Books, Autographs, 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/2272/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Hartung & Hartung - Manuscripts, Rare and Valuable Books, Autographs, Prints" align="left" /> <p>Hartung &amp; Hartung holds auctions twice a year in May and November, with a fine selection of manuscripts, autographs, prints, maps, atlases, first editions, illustrated books, especially on German literature, medicine and natural sciences.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2272-hartung__hartung_-_manuscripts_rare_and_valuable_books_autographs_prints.html 2015/11/02 25th 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/2050/100/100/image.jpg" alt="25th 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/2050-25th_chelsea_antiquarian_book_fair_aba.html 2015/11/04 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/2115/100/100/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/2115-zisska__schauer_-_autographs_manuscripts_rare_books_maps_prints.html 2015/11/04 California Rare Book School - Week 3 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2014/100/100/image.jpg" alt="California Rare Book School - Week 3" align="left" /> <p>California Rare Book School is a continuing education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required by professionals working in all aspects of the rare book community, and for students interested in entering the field.</p> <p>Founded in 2005, CalRBS is a project of the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. CalRBS is supported by an informal consortium of many of the academic and research libraries and antiquarian booksellers of Southern California.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2014-california_rare_book_school_-_week_3.html 2015/11/02 The London Photograph 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/2357/100/100/image.jpg" alt="The London Photograph Fair" align="left" /> A quarterly boutique event for fine, rare, vintage photographs, in one of London's hidden architectural gems.<br /><br />(Picture: The London Photograph Fair.) </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2357-the_london_photograph_fair.html 2015/11/08 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAC) <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2049/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAC)" align="left" /> Sponsored by the ABAC, the 2015 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair (TIABF) joins the prestigious San Francisco, New York and Boston fairs on the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers&rsquo; (ILAB) North American calendar. <br /><br />As the only international antiquarian and collectible book fair in Canada, the TIABF features exhibitors from across Europe and North America. All exhibitors are members of their national associations and of ILAB and are, therefore, among the world&rsquo;s foremost booksellers. They will bring a wide ranging selection of books, maps, prints and manuscripts - including travel and exploration; natural history, science and technology; children&rsquo;s and illustrated; fine press and limited editions; modern first editions and signed volumes; as well as interesting and unusual books of all kinds. Whether you are an experienced or novice book collector, a librarian or an archivist, a scholar or an academic, or are simply interested in books and the book arts in general, you will find something to your taste. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2049-toronto_international_antiquarian_book_fair_abac.html 2015/11/06 A Sense of Wonder - Reading, Writing and Publishing Children’s Literature <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2353/100/100/image.jpg" alt="A Sense of Wonder - Reading, Writing and Publishing Children’s Literature" align="left" /> <p>The University of Otago Centre for the Book is delighted to announce its 2015 annual symposium in Dunedin, New Zealand&rsquo;s UNESCO City of Literature. The event will feature an opening lecture by Julia Marshall, an Otago graduate and editor of the very successful children&rsquo;s publisher, Gecko Press, on Thursday evening at the Dunedin Public Library. Friday will be devoted to panel presentations at the College of Education on the University campus presenting current research on children&rsquo;s literature.<br /><br />Abstracts are invited for twenty-minute presentations on any aspect of children&rsquo;s literature, though preference will be given to proposals focusing on the following themes:<br /><br />Collaboration (with illustrators, editors, publisher, marketers)<br /><br />Relationship of form and content: picturebook dualities and constructions of meaning<br /><br />Role of didacticism in children&rsquo;s publishing<br /><br />Reception of particular works, both by critics and young readers<br /><br />Transmission of children&rsquo;s titles across time or space<br /><br />Representations of trauma in children&rsquo;s literature<br /><br />Illustrations, binding and advertising of children&rsquo;s books<br /><br />Digital media and the future of children&rsquo;s books<br /><br />There are no chronological or geographical boundaries to the symposium&rsquo;s topic: we welcome papers on Aesop, on chapbooks, on Dr. Seuss, on Gecko Press. The language of the conference will be English, but papers on books in other languages are also welcome.<br /><br />Abstracts of 250&ndash;300 words plus a brief biographical statement should be submitted to the conference organisers (<a href="mailto:books@otago.ac.nz" target="_blank">books@otago.ac.nz</a>) no later than Monday, 3 August 2015. <br /><br />Decisions regarding submissions will be made within a fortnight after the closing date.<br /><br />Following the conference, papers will be eligible for consideration for publication in a special issue of Script &amp; Print: Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand devoted to the symposium.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2353-a_sense_of_wonder_-_reading_writing_and_publishing_childrens_literature.html 2015/11/12 39th 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="39th 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="39th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)" target="_blank">http://www.bostonbookfair.com</a></p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2051-39th_boston_international_antiquarian_book_fair_abaa.html 2015/11/13 From Clay to Clouds – The Evolution of the Catalogue (2000 BC – 21st Century) <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2331/100/100/image.jpg" alt="From Clay to Clouds – The Evolution of the Catalogue (2000 BC – 21st Century)" align="left" /> <p>Since the beginnings in the second millennium BC, the catalogue has accompanied the history and development of our written heritage. With its complex and at the same time precise concept and structure, the catalogue represents a fundamental ambition which is the origin of science and culture: to name, to describe and to classify the universe. Catalogues allow us to find taxonomies for the elements and all aspects of nature, nomenclatures to identify the stars, and devices to find access to our written heritage, to education and learning as well as to trade and economics and to the printing of books. <br /><br />The exhibition at the Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine (in cooperation with the Biblioth&egrave;que de Gen&egrave;ve) focuses on the prevailing question of collecting, organizing and preserving information through history in a diversity of forms: catalogues on clay tablets, as codices, books, index cards, on computer screens, and in cloud computing.<br /><br />The Mesopotamian clay tablets have been dematerialized into virtual clouds, the glossaries of the Carolingian era were further developed to the brilliant encyclopedias of the Renaissance, commercial catalogues were the first steps to the excellent catalogues of the great libraries and private collections. All these catalogues in their various forms preserve the history of our cultural heritage, they are the most important tool of our libraries. They were designed to serve diverse functions as research texts, as a cultural memory, to document or to transport collections, for the censorship of books, for the release of funds, for the trade and the circulation of historical documents. <br />All these facets of the history of the catalogue from clay to cloud will be documented in the exhibition at the Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine until May 2015. Afterwards the exhibition will be shown at the Biblioth&egrave;que de Gen&egrave;ve until mid-June 2015.<br /><br />A catalogue is available (42 &euro;).<br /><br />Curators: Fr&eacute;d&eacute;ric Barbier (EPHE), Thierry Dubois (Biblioth&egrave;que de Gen&egrave;ve), Yann Sordet (Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine). <br /><br />Picture: Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2331-from_clay_to_clouds__the_evolution_of_the_catalogue_2000_bc__21st_century.html 2015/09/18 AntiquarianAuctions.com - Auction #47 – International online auction of rare books, maps & prints, documents, letters, ephemera and vintage photography <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2315/100/100/image.jpg" alt="AntiquarianAuctions.com - Auction #47 – International online auction of rare books, maps & prints, documents, letters, ephemera and vintage photography" align="left" /> <p>AntiquarianAuctions.com &ndash; the online rare book auction site runs online auctions every 5 weeks. Preview available online 3 weeks before the auction starts. All pricing is done in US$. No buyer&rsquo;s premium is charged.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2315-antiquarianauctions_com_-_auction_47__international_online_auction_of_rare_books_maps__prints_documents_letters_ephemera_and_vintage_photography.html 2015/11/19 Bubb Kuyper - Books and 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/2189/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Bubb Kuyper - Books and Prints" align="left" /> <p>The largest specialized auctioneer of books and works on paper of the Netherlands, and one of the foremost companies in these fields in Western Europe.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2189-bubb_kuyper_-_books_and_prints.html 2015/11/24 55th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA) <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2052/100/100/image.jpg" alt="55th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA)" align="left" /> <p>The first event of the bibliophile year: For 55 years the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair attracts dealers and collectors from all over the world to the elegant "Kunstverein" in the heart of Stuttgart. Over 80 exhibitors from Germany, Great Britain, the United States, Switzerland, Austria, France and the Netherlands show rare and valuable medieval manuscripts, books, autographs, and modern prints.&nbsp;<br /><br />&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="https://www.ilab.org/eng/news_main_page/Stuttgart_2015.html">Preview</a>&nbsp;&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="https://www.ilab.org/eng/news_main_page/Stuttgart_2015/Catalogue_2013.html">Book Fair Catalogue&nbsp;</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.antiquare.de" title="55th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA)" target="_blank">http://www.antiquare.de</a></p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2052-55th_stuttgart_antiquarian_book_fair_vda.html 2016/01/29 Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2375/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women" align="left" /> <p>Characterized by comically grotesque figures performing lewd and vulgar actions, bawdy humor provided a poignant vehicle to target a variety of political and social issues in eighteenth-century Britain. Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women explores the deployment of this humorous but derisive strategy towards the regulation of female behavior. The exhibition presents satirical images of women from a range of subject categories including the royal family, aging members of fashionable society, disparaged mothers, political activists, gamblers, medical wonders, artists, performers and intellectuals.</p> <p>(Picture: The Walpole Library)</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2375-bawdy_bodies_satires_of_unruly_women.html 2015/09/24 28th International Rare Book & Autograph Fair (SLAM) <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2381/100/100/image.jpg" alt="28th International Rare Book & Autograph Fair (SLAM)" align="left" /> One of the most prestigious fairs of its kind in the world, this annual event attracts both collectors and the curious. 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.<br /><br />Nearly two hundred national and international dealers unveil thousands of exceptional documents, &nbsp;representative of our cultural history. Various exhibitions and animations are also scheduled during the event, together with the popular stand dedicated to introducing new-comers to the antiquarian book world with a range of attractively priced books, daily guided tours, concerts &hellip; A rich programme guaranteed to charm the visitor to the fabulous glass-domed Grand-Palais.<br /><br /><span style="line-height: 15.4000005722046px;">(Picture : Philippe Busser)</span> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2381-28th_international_rare_book__autograph_fair_slam.html 2016/04/22 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/2116/100/100/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/2116-zisska__schauer_-_autographs_manuscripts_rare_books_maps_prints.html 2016/05/11 59th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia (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/2213/100/100/image.jpg" alt="59th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia (ABA)" align="left" /> This major three-day event is one of the highlights in the world for book lovers and collectors &ndash; and centrepiece of London International Antiquarian Book Fair Week. At the Fair you can view, handle and buy books, maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts, ephemera and original art work spanning the centuries, many items of museum quality. All items are freely available. Here you may hold a remarkable piece of history in your hand. You can purchase a text as it first came off the printing press and bound by a craftsman hundreds of years ago - or the very latest collectable author&rsquo;s first editions. Organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, the fair welcomes nearly 200 of the world&rsquo;s best dealers offering a wide range of fascinating books, maps and ephemera including historical items from the early days of printing to modern first editions: a must for all lovers of history and the written word. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2213-59th_london_international_antiquarian_book_fair_at_olympia_aba.html 2016/05/26 ''You must learn what the poet is...'' The Petőfi-Exhibition <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1185/100/100/image.jpg" alt="''You must learn what the poet is...'' The Petőfi-Exhibition" align="left" /> <p>The Museum of Literature Petőfi was named after the poet S&aacute;ndor Petőfi (1823&ndash;1849), who was the most important representative of Hungarian literature in the classical world of literature. The exhibitions shows the life and work of Pet&ouml;fi with manuscripts, first editions, furniture and ephemera.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1185-you_must_learn_what_the_poet_is____the_petfi-exhibition.html 2015/07/21 The Magic and Myth of Alchemy <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1238/100/100/image.jpg" alt="The Magic and Myth of Alchemy" align="left" /> <p>Online exhibit in honour of the International Year of Chemistry 2011. &nbsp;What is alchemy (far older than Medieval era) all about? Who were the practitioners? What were they trying to accomplish aside from the obvious? And, what were their contributions to modern science and chemistry, in particular? &nbsp;The Lloyd Library and Museum holds a wealth of alchemical works from the Early Modern and later periods, along with translations and later editions of some of the earlier volumes dating from 1544 to 2010. &nbsp;The collection includes the works of Paracelsus, Maier, Glauber, Hermes Trismegistus, and Nicholas Flamel.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1238-the_magic_and_myth_of_alchemy.html 2015/09/11 Carlyle's House - A Literary Gem in the Heart of Chelsea <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1280/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Carlyle's House - A Literary Gem in the Heart of Chelsea" align="left" /> <p>Permanent exhibition: Preserved since 1895, this writer's house in the heart of one of London's most famous creative quarters tells the story of Thomas and Jane Carlyle. The couple moved here from their native Scotland in 1834 and became an unusual but much-loved celebrity couple of the 19th-century literary world.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1280-carlyles_house_-_a_literary_gem_in_the_heart_of_chelsea.html 2015/07/18 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 Scholar, Courtier, Magician: The Lost Library of John Dee <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2231/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Scholar, Courtier, Magician: The Lost Library of John Dee" align="left" /> <p>Save the date! In 2016 a major exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians will document the fascinating life, times and lost library of Queen Elizabeth I&rsquo;s most famous &lsquo;conjurer&rsquo;. John Dee (1527&ndash;1609) is one of the most intriguing characters of 16th century England. He was a member of the Elizabethan court and became infamous for his attempts to make contact with other-worldly spirits. Dee studied and practiced alchemy, but was also a mathematician, astrologer and navigator. He taught rhetoric and was one of the founding members of&nbsp; Trinity College, Cambridge. His library, renowned as one of the most famous collections of books and manuscripts of its time, was pillaged and dispersed while Dee was travelling in Europe during the 1580s.<br /><br />The Royal College of Physicians keeps more than 100 books previously belonging to Dee and thereby owns the largest known collection of his books surviving in one location. The Dee collection contains some of the most dramatic and beautiful books in the library of the Royal College, including mathematical, astronomical and alchemical texts, many of them annotated by Dee himself.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2231-scholar_courtier_magician_the_lost_library_of_john_dee.html 2016/01/01