Ilab http://www.ilab.org 31 Jul 2015 06:59:44 www.ilab.org https://www.ilab.org/images/logo-ilab-eng.png Ilab http://www.ilab.org Swann Galleries - Vintage Posters <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2224/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Swann Galleries - Vintage Posters" 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/2224-swann_galleries_-_vintage_posters.html 2015/08/05 PBA Galleries - Fine Books in All Fields <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2343/100/100/image.jpg" alt="PBA Galleries - Fine Books in All Fields" 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/2343-pba_galleries_-_fine_books_in_all_fields.html 2015/08/06 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 Bloomsbury Book Auctions - The Bibliophile Sale <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1853/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Bloomsbury Book Auctions - The Bibliophile Sale" align="left" /> <p>Bloomsbury Auctions is the world's leading auction house of rare books and manuscripts, ranging from Incunabula (books printed before 1500) right through to Harry Potter. Specialities are: Travel &amp; Topography, Natural History &amp; Sport, English Literature &amp; History, Continental Literature &amp; History, Manuscripts &amp; Autograph Letters, Modern First Editions, Children's &amp; Illustrated Private Press, Art, Architecture &amp; Bibliography, Science &amp; Medicine, Hebraica &amp; Judaica. Bloomsbury has regular auctions throughout the year, whether general sales (offering a variety of subjects and price-ranges), single owner sales, or the more specialist sales with emphasis on specific areas of interests.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1853-bloomsbury_book_auctions_-_the_bibliophile_sale.html 2015/08/13 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 PBA Galleries - Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London – Part Two <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2102/100/100/image.jpg" alt="PBA Galleries - Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London – Part Two" 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/2102-pba_galleries_-_fine_literature_with_the_wayne_martin_collection_of_jack_london__part_two.html 2015/08/20 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 PBA Galleries - Fine Books with Americana, Travel & Cartography <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2405/100/100/image.jpg" alt="PBA Galleries - Fine Books with Americana, Travel & Cartography" 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/2405-pba_galleries_-_fine_books_with_americana_travel__cartography.html 2015/09/03 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 Bloomsbury Book Auctions - Antiquarian 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/2182/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Bloomsbury Book Auctions - Antiquarian Books" align="left" /> <p>Bloomsbury Auctions is the world's leading auction house of rare books and manuscripts, ranging from Incunabula (books printed before 1500) right through to Harry Potter. Specialities are: Travel &amp; Topography, Natural History &amp; Sport, English Literature &amp; History, Continental Literature &amp; History, Manuscripts &amp; Autograph Letters, Modern First Editions, Children's &amp; Illustrated Private Press, Art, Architecture &amp; Bibliography, Science &amp; Medicine, Hebraica &amp; Judaica. Bloomsbury has regular auctions throughout the year, whether general sales (offering a variety of subjects and price-ranges), single owner sales, or the more specialist sales with emphasis on specific areas of interests.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2182-bloomsbury_book_auctions_-_antiquarian_books.html 2015/09/04 Alain Ferraton - Rare Books and 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/2021/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Alain Ferraton - Rare Books and Manuscripts" align="left" /> <p>15th century manuscripts, rare and modern books, prints, autographs, 18th century binding, signed 19th and 20th century bindings, first editions, illustrated books, curiosities, literary magazines, art, avant-garde, surr&eacute;alism, photography, history ...</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2021-alain_ferraton_-_rare_books_and_manuscripts.html 2015/09/05 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 Dominic Winter - Printed Books, Maps & Documents Opera & History of Music <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1877/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Dominic Winter - Printed Books, Maps & Documents Opera & History of Music" align="left" /> <p>Founded in 1988, Dominic Winter Book Auctions has emerged as one of the world's leading specialist book auctioneers with a worldwide customer base. We hold over twenty auctions annually, our specialist subjects including sports books, travel &amp; topography, aviation &amp; military, maps &amp; prints, childrens books, modern first editions, historical documents etc.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1877-dominic_winter_-_printed_books_maps__documents_opera__history_of_music.html 2015/09/16 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 PBA Galleries - Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia: The Library of Craig Ammerman - 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/2196/100/100/image.jpg" alt="PBA Galleries - Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia: The Library of Craig Ammerman - 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/2196-pba_galleries_-_fine_golf_books__memorabilia_the_library_of_craig_ammerman_-_with_additions.html 2015/09/17 PBA Galleries - Rare 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/2406/100/100/image.jpg" alt="PBA Galleries - Rare Books & Manuscripts" 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/2406-pba_galleries_-_rare_books__manuscripts.html 2015/09/24 Venator & Hanstein - Books, Prints, Autographs <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1810/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Venator & Hanstein - Books, Prints, Autographs" align="left" /> <p>For sixty years Venator &amp; Hanstein belongs to the leading companies in book and print auctions. The beginnings of Venator &amp; Hanstein go back to the 1930s when the idea was created to re-animate the long tradition of book and print auctions in the historically significant publishing city of Cologne. From 1946 to 1950 auctions were held under the company name "Ringbuchhandlung August Nethe Co." on the Hohenzollernring in downtown Cologne, in 1951 the name was changed to "Nethe and Venator". Rolf Venator has been part of this success story from the very beginning and has lead the company under the name "Venator KG" since 1953. The antiquarian book auction house had its first seat in the Breite Strasse and from there moved to St. Apern Strasse. In 1984 Prof. Henrik R. Hanstein joined the company as a partner and the offices were moved to the Kunsthaus Lempertz building. Since 1988 the company has been managed by the partner Karl-Heinz Knupfer.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1810-venator__hanstein_-_books_prints_autographs.html 2015/09/25 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 Nosbüsch & Stucke - Auction 5: Books, Prints, 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/2270/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Nosbüsch & Stucke - Auction 5: Books, Prints, Manuscripts" align="left" /> <p>Since May 2014 Nosb&uuml;sch &amp; Stucke has been open in the Fasanenstrasse 28 in 10719 Berlin for all friends and enthusiasts of valuable books and photographs, as well as maps and prints. Three times a year a Catalogue with selected rare items will be presented.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2270-nosbusch__stucke_-_auction_5_books_prints_manuscripts.html 2015/10/10 Cosmology to Cartography - A Cultural Journey of Indian Maps <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2424/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Cosmology to Cartography - A Cultural Journey of Indian Maps" align="left" /> <p>An epic journey from mythological visions of the universe and religious symbolism to a scientific description of India: the exhibition showcases monumental 15th to 19th century paintings alongside some of the earliest historical maps of India featuring a wide variety of material such as painted and printed Indian maps, original manuscripts, scrolls depicting sacred rivers and pilgrimage sites, early examples of the cartography of the Indian sucontinent as seen by ancient European scientists. Also on display are the first vaguely accurate maps of India conceived in the wake of Vasco da Gama&rsquo;s arrival in 1498 and a number of rare documents showing the evolution of map making in India. Finally the exhibition features unique images that bear witness to the birth of the modern Indian city. Visitors are taken on an imaginary trip from medieval Hyderabad and Bangalore to French Pondicherry to fascinating plans of the future metropolises of Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi.<br /><br />The historical cartography of India charts a progressive quest for an accurate physical description of the subcontinent. Many maps fundamentally reflect a Europeans&rsquo; view of India and not necessarily India as it truly existed. Cosmography and Cartography seeks to kindle greater interest and understanding into in<br />India&rsquo;s incomparable spiritual visual culture, an it enlightens Indian history through the prism of several of the world&rsquo;s most impressive and ingenious monuments of cartography.<br /><br />Picture: National Museum, New Delhi</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2424-cosmology_to_cartography_-_a_cultural_journey_of_indian_maps.html 2015/08/11 Dominic Winter - Printed Books, Maps & Documents Travel & Exploration including Australia, Greece & The Levant <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1874/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Dominic Winter - Printed Books, Maps & Documents Travel & Exploration including Australia, Greece & The Levant" align="left" /> <p>Founded in 1988, Dominic Winter Book Auctions has emerged as one of the world's leading specialist book auctioneers with a worldwide customer base. We hold over twenty auctions annually, our specialist subjects including sports books, travel &amp; topography, aviation &amp; military, maps &amp; prints, childrens books, modern first editions, historical documents etc.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1874-dominic_winter_-_printed_books_maps__documents_travel__exploration_including_australia_greece__the_levant.html 2015/10/14 Swann Galleries - Fine Photographs & Photobooks <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2197/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Swann Galleries - Fine Photographs & Photobooks" 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/2197-swann_galleries_-_fine_photographs__photobooks.html 2015/10/15 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 Swann Galleries - Autographs <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 - Autographs" 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_-_autographs.html 2015/10/22 Bassenge - Books, Prints, Autographs <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2111/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Bassenge - Books, Prints, Autographs" align="left" /> <p>"Galerie Gerda Bassenge Kunst- und Buchauktionen" is a special auction house whose distinctive profile is valued throughout the world.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2111-bassenge_-_books_prints_autographs.html 2015/10/21 Swann Galleries - Early Printed & Medical 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/2198/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Swann Galleries - Early Printed & Medical 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/2198-swann_galleries_-_early_printed__medical_books.html 2015/10/27 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 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 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 2015/11/06 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 Swann Galleries - 19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2347/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Swann Galleries - 19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection" 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/2347-swann_galleries_-_19th__20th__century_literature__featuring_the_lawrence_m__solomon_collection.html 2015/11/10 Dominic Winter - Printed Books, Maps & Documents Natural History & Sporting Art <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1876/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Dominic Winter - Printed Books, Maps & Documents Natural History & Sporting Art" align="left" /> <p>Founded in 1988, Dominic Winter Book Auctions has emerged as one of the world's leading specialist book auctioneers with a worldwide customer base. We hold over twenty auctions annually, our specialist subjects including sports books, travel &amp; topography, aviation &amp; military, maps &amp; prints, childrens books, modern first editions, historical documents etc.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1876-dominic_winter_-_printed_books_maps__documents_natural_history__sporting_art.html 2015/11/11 Dominic Winter - Motoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling & Railwayana <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1879/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Dominic Winter - Motoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling & Railwayana" align="left" /> <p>Founded in 1988, Dominic Winter Book Auctions has emerged as one of the world's leading specialist book auctioneers with a worldwide customer base. We hold over twenty auctions annually, our specialist subjects including sports books, travel &amp; topography, aviation &amp; military, maps &amp; prints, childrens books, modern first editions, historical documents etc.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1879-dominic_winter_-_motoring_literature_automobilia_early_cycling__railwayana.html 2015/11/12 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 Reiss & Sohn - Rare and Valuable Books and Manuscripts, Travel, Maps, Atlases, Modern Art <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2141/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Reiss & Sohn - Rare and Valuable Books and Manuscripts, Travel, Maps, Atlases, Modern Art" align="left" /> <p>One of the leading European auction houses: Since 1971 Reiss &amp; Sohn is holding book and map auctions in spring and fall, devoted to the classical fields of antiquarian book trade: rare and valuable books, whole libraries and collections, illustrated books, atlases, manuscripts, incunabula, early printing, science, medicine, mathematics, botanical and zoological works, travel and geography, topography, literature, law and statesmanship, press books, rare maps and views of all parts of the world, decorative prints etc. Reiss &amp; Sohn is regularly exhibiting at international antiquarian book fairs.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2141-reiss__sohn_-_rare_and_valuable_books_and_manuscripts_travel_maps_atlases_modern_art.html 2015/11/10 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 Heroes and Villans - Strutt's Australia <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2397/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Heroes and Villans - Strutt's Australia" align="left" /> William Strutt was the first great exponent of history painting to work in Australia. His spectacular work depicting the brutal and beautiful Australian landscape, explorers and bushrangers is iconic, and informs the way we envisage colonial life in the mid-nineteenth century. Heroes and Villains will bring together Strutt&rsquo;s oils, watercolours, sketches and prints from the extensive collections at the National Library with dramatic works from several major Australian collections.<br /><br />(Picture: National Library of Australia) </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2397-heroes_and_villans_-_strutts_australia.html 2015/08/13 Burgersdijk & Niermans - Books, Manuscripts, 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/1615/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Burgersdijk & Niermans - Books, Manuscripts, Prints" align="left" /> <p>Due to the flourishing business on the field of printing and publishing the firm Brill found it expedient to dispose of its auction activities and part of the antiquarian stock. Pieter Johannes Burgersdijk (1867-1915) and George David Niermans (1854-1920), former Brill employees, offered to take over these branches. They established their business on Nieuwsteeg 1 and appropriately restored the traditional name of the property, &lsquo;Templum Salomonis&rsquo;.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1615-burgersdijk__niermans_-_books_manuscripts_prints.html 2015/11/17 Swann Galleries - Rare & Important Travel Posters <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2413/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Swann Galleries - Rare & Important Travel Posters" 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/2413-swann_galleries_-_rare__important_travel_posters.html 2015/11/19 Christian Hesse Auktionen - 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/1916/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Christian Hesse Auktionen - Books, Autographs, Prints" align="left" /> <p>Hesse Auktionen - founded in 2010 - is specialized on valuable books, manuscripts, authographs, and decorative prints of all periods and areas.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1916-christian_hesse_auktionen_-_books_autographs_prints.html 2015/11/21 Schramm - Rare Books, Prints, 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/2234/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Schramm - Rare Books, Prints, Manuscripts" align="left" /> <p>Schramm, member of the German Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (VDA) holds one auction per year, focusing on rare books, maps, prints and ephemera.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2234-schramm_-_rare_books_prints_manuscripts.html 2015/11/21 The Romantic Agony - Rare Books and 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/1819/100/100/image.jpg" alt="The Romantic Agony - Rare Books and Manuscripts" align="left" /> In 1998 J. DEVROE and T. STUBBE, both established bookdealers, started auctioning antiquarian books and prints in Brussels. Devroe and Stubbe are both members of BBA /CLAM and LILA/ILAB and of De Koninklijke Belgische-Luxemburgse Kamer van Veilingzalen - Chambre Royale Belgo-Luxembourgeoise des Salles de Ventes. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1819-the_romantic_agony_-_rare_books_and_manuscripts.html 2015/11/20 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 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/2414/100/100/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/2414-swann_galleries_-_art_press__illustrated_books.html 2015/11/24 Hauswedell & Nolte - Rare Books and Autographs <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1653/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Hauswedell & Nolte - Rare Books and Autographs" align="left" /> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1653-hauswedell__nolte_-_rare_books_and_autographs.html 2015/11/24 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 37th Annual Conference on Book Trade History - Words on Paper: Transmission in Manuscript and Print, from the Fifteenth 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/2166/100/100/image.jpg" alt="37th Annual Conference on Book Trade History - Words on Paper: Transmission in Manuscript and Print, from the Fifteenth Century" align="left" /> <p>This year&rsquo;s annual conference on book trade history will explore the uses of manuscript and print in the communication of ideas and information across four centuries. Leading scholars in the field will present original papers, drawing evidence from different countries and different historical periods.<br /><br /></p> <h4 class="texte_rouge">Speakers:</h4> <p><br /><span class="texte_rouge">Paul Davis </span>is Reader in the Department of English, University College, London. His Rochester: Selected Poems (OUP, 2013) is one of his many publications on the culture and literature of the Restoration.<br /><br /><span class="texte_rouge">Michael Harris </span>is a leading authority on the press in the 17th and 18th centuries, on which he has published widely. He is the founder, with Robin Myers, of the series of annual conferences on book trade history, which began in 1979. <br /><br /><span class="texte_rouge">Arnold Hunt,</span> formerly of the British Library, has published on many aspects of the history of book collecting, bookselling and antiquarian studies from the 17th to the 19th century. His The Art of Hearing: English preachers and their audiences, 1590-1640 (CUP, 2010) won the Royal Historical Society&rsquo;s Whitfield Prize.<br /><br /><span class="texte_rouge">Robin Myers</span> is archivist emeritus of the Stationers&rsquo; Company and author of the standard guide to its records, The Stationers&rsquo; Company Archive (1990). She has published extensively on the history of the Stationers&rsquo; Company and on 18th-century scholars and antiquarians, including three studies of Andrew Ducarel.<br /><br /><span class="texte_rouge">Alison Shell</span> is a Professor of Early Modern Studies in the Department of English Language and Literature, University College London. She has written Catholicism, Controversy and the English Literary Imagination, 1558-1660 (1999) Oral Culture and Catholicism in Early Modern England (2007) and Shakespeare and Religion (2010).<br /><br /><span class="texte_rouge">Rowan Watson </span>was, until recently, Senior Curator in the V&amp;A&rsquo;s Word and Image Department, responsible for the National Art Library&rsquo;s Special Collections. These include facsimiles and manuscripts, among the latter the correspondences of Samuel Richardson, 1748-1762, and of David Garrick (d.1776), as well as the manuscripts of Charles Dickens&rsquo; novels.<br /><br /><span class="texte_rouge">Bettina Wagner</span> is curator of incunabula in the Department for Manuscripts and Early Printed Books at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, where she has organized notable exhibitions and conferences, and is in charge of the online catalogue of incunabula. She lectures and publishes widely on the history of the book.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2166-37th_annual_conference_on_book_trade_history_-_words_on_paper_transmission_in_manuscript_and_print_from_the_fifteenth_century.html 2015/11/29 Bassenge - 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/1993/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Bassenge - Photography" align="left" /> <p>"Galerie Gerda Bassenge Kunst- und Buchauktionen" is a special auction house whose distinctive profile is valued throughout the world.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1993-bassenge_-_photography.html 2015/12/02 Dominic Winter - Printed Books, Maps & Documents Science, Medicine & Cookery <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/1880/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Dominic Winter - Printed Books, Maps & Documents Science, Medicine & Cookery" align="left" /> <p>Founded in 1988, Dominic Winter Book Auctions has emerged as one of the world's leading specialist book auctioneers with a worldwide customer base. We hold over twenty auctions annually, our specialist subjects including sports books, travel &amp; topography, aviation &amp; military, maps &amp; prints, childrens books, modern first editions, historical documents etc.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/1880-dominic_winter_-_printed_books_maps__documents_science_medicine__cookery.html 2015/12/09 Dominic Winter - Children's & Illustrated Books Modern First Editions <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2407/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Dominic Winter - Children's & Illustrated Books Modern First Editions" align="left" /> <p>Founded in 1988, Dominic Winter Book Auctions has emerged as one of the world's leading specialist book auctioneers with a worldwide customer base. We hold over twenty auctions annually, our specialist subjects including sports books, travel &amp; topography, aviation &amp; military, maps &amp; prints, childrens books, modern first editions, historical documents etc.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2407-dominic_winter_-_childrens__illustrated_books_modern_first_editions.html 2015/12/12 Maximum Imaginativeness: Modern Czech Book Design, 1900-1950 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2418/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Maximum Imaginativeness: Modern Czech Book Design, 1900-1950" align="left" /> <p>The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library holds some of the finest examples of modern Czech book design and illustration. The highlights of this collection will be shown in this exhibition. On display will be books and journals published from the turn of the 19th century to the late 1940s, with examples ranging from the book beautiful (bibliophile) movement whose aesthetic principles were advanced by graphic artists like Zdenka Braunerov&aacute; and Franti&scaron;ek Kupka to works by avant-garde artists and writers centered around the literary association Devětsil, including Karel Teige, V&iacute;tězslav Nezval, Jaroslav Seifert, and Toyen. Also covered will be the various movements associated with this period, such as Symbolism, Decadence, Cubism, Constructivism, Poetism, and Surrealism.</p> <p>(Picture: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library)</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2418-maximum_imaginativeness_modern_czech_book_design_1900-1950.html 2015/09/28 Lyonel Feininger and Alfred Kubin. A Friendship of Artists <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2394/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Lyonel Feininger and Alfred Kubin. A Friendship of Artists" align="left" /> &ldquo;Of all the illustrators today, I have a great appreciation for you,&rdquo; Alfred Kubin once wrote to Lyonel Feininger on 25 November 1912. After the two had exchanged drawings with each other, they began an intense exchange of letters, which is published for the first time over the course of this exhibition and reveals compelling insights into the respective world of ideas they each inhabited.<br /><br />In addition to Feininger&rsquo;s drawings from Kubin&rsquo;s estate, the Albertina also has a remarkable inventory of illustrations and prints by Kubin, whose work - rife with grim and sombre symbolism - remains captivating to this day. Starting with Kubin&rsquo;s early drawings and the commercial caricatures by Feininger, this exhibition traces the artistic path that each set upon - paths that crossed through their shared correspondence as &ldquo;soul mates&rdquo;.<br /><br />(Picture: Albertina) </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2394-lyonel_feininger_and_alfred_kubin__a_friendship_of_artists.html 2015/09/04 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 11th Australasian Rare Books Summer School <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2396/100/100/image.jpg" alt="11th Australasian Rare Books Summer School" align="left" /> <p>The 11th Australasian Rare Books Summer School will be held from 31 January to 5 February, 2016 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The event will be hosted by the State Library of New South Wales at the State Library in Macquarie Street. The Summer School will commence with a Welcome reception on Sunday evening 31 January.<br /><br />Four courses are planned, each of which will run for five full days. One of the courses will be held by David Pearson, Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries at the City of London Corporation. Title: Tracing Owners &amp; Collections. <br /><br />More details and the full program to be published soon. (<a href="https://natlib.govt.nz/events/australasian-rare-books-summer-school" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see last year's program.)</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2396-11th_australasian_rare_books_summer_school.html 2016/01/31 49th 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/1863/100/100/image.jpg" alt="49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)" align="left" /> <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/1863-49th_california_international_antiquarian_book_fair_abaa.html 2016/02/12 West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2399/100/100/image.jpg" alt="West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song" align="left" /> An exhibition celebrating literature and music &ndash; from the great empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today. Fascinating stories from the region&rsquo;s 17 nations show how West Africans have harnessed the power of words to build societies, drive political movements, sustain religious belief and fight injustice. Beautiful manuscripts, historic film and sound recordings, books, photographs, and woven and printed textiles offer a unique insight into a profound and engaging literary culture with centuries-old written heritage existing alongside ancient oral traditions.<br /><br />(Picture: British Library) </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2399-west_africa_word_symbol_song.html 2015/10/16 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 Burgersdijk & Niermans - Books, Manuscripts, 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/2404/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Burgersdijk & Niermans - Books, Manuscripts, Prints" align="left" /> <p>Due to the flourishing business on the field of printing and publishing the firm Brill found it expedient to dispose of its auction activities and part of the antiquarian stock. Pieter Johannes Burgersdijk (1867-1915) and George David Niermans (1854-1920), former Brill employees, offered to take over these branches. They established their business on Nieuwsteeg 1 and appropriately restored the traditional name of the property, &lsquo;Templum Salomonis&rsquo;.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2404-burgersdijk__niermans_-_books_manuscripts_prints.html 2016/05/10 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 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 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 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