Ilab http://www.ilab.org 03 Jun 2015 15:32:28 www.ilab.org https://www.ilab.org/images/logo-ilab-eng.png Ilab http://www.ilab.org 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 2015/06/03 The London Map 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/2365/100/100/image.jpg" alt="The London Map Fair" align="left" /> <p>This event brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world. A very large selection of Original Antique Maps will be available for sale, ranging in age from the 15th C. to the 20th C., covering all parts of the world and priced to suit all pockets: from &pound;10 to &pound;100,000.</p> <p>(Picture: The London Map Fair.)</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2365-the_london_map_fair.html 2015/06/06 Swann Galleries - Art, Press & Illustrated Books. Including Fine Works on Architecture <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 - Art, Press & Illustrated Books. Including Fine Works on Architecture" 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_-_art_press__illustrated_books__including_fine_works_on_architecture.html 2015/06/10 Rose City Book & Paper 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/2289/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Rose City Book & Paper Fair" align="left" /> <p>1000s of books from more than 40 Independent Booksellers.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2289-rose_city_book__paper_fair.html 2015/06/12 MAZARINADES: New Approaches – International Conference at the Bibliothèque Mazarine and the Bibliothèque l'Arsenal <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2366/100/100/image.jpg" alt="MAZARINADES: New Approaches – International Conference at the Bibliothèque Mazarine and the Bibliothèque l'Arsenal" align="left" /> <p>The Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine and the Biblioth&egrave;que nationale de France host an international conference titled &laquo; MAZARINADES: New Approaches &raquo;. The three-day conference welcomes librarians, scholars and bibliophiles from all over the world and offers a variety of French and English lectures. The conference will be officially opened by Yann Sordet, director of the Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 at 9 am at the Mazarin. Attendance is free, but places are limited, so please register <a href="mailto:contact@bibliotheque-mazarine.fr" target="_blank">online</a>. <br /><br />The program reads as follows (in French):<br /><br /><span class="texte_rouge"><br />Mercredi 10 juin 2015 &ndash; Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine</span><br /><br />9h: Ouverture, par Yann Sordet, directeur de la Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine</p> <h3 class="texte_rouge">MAZARINADES, RH&Eacute;TORIQUE ET POLITIQUE (s&eacute;ance pr&eacute;sid&eacute;e par Olivier Poncet, professeur &agrave; l&rsquo;&Eacute;cole nationale des chartes)</h3> <p><br />9h15: Malte GRIESSE (Universit&eacute; de Constance): Le corps politique et ses maladies: grammaires m&eacute;dico-politiques dans les mazarinades<br /><br />9h40: Sophie VERGNES (Universit&eacute; Toulouse II): Les frondeuses au prisme des mazarinades: information, d&eacute;formation et transformation<br /><br />10h05: Natalia OBUKOWICZ (Universit&eacute; de Varsovie): Les mazarinades comme parodie de la lamentation pol&eacute;mique de la seconde moiti&eacute; du XVIe si&egrave;cle<br /><br />10h30-11h00: Discussion &amp; Pause</p> <h3 class="texte_rouge">LES MAZARINADES A L&rsquo;HEURE DES HUMANIT&Eacute;S NUM&Eacute;RIQUES (s&eacute;ance pr&eacute;sid&eacute;e par Alain G&eacute;netiot, professeur &agrave; l&rsquo;Universit&eacute; de Lorraine)</h3> <p><br />11h00: Tadako ICHIMARU (Universit&eacute; Gakushuin, Tokyo): Enjeux de la num&eacute;risation des mazarinades<br /><br />11h25: Patrick REBOLLAR (Universit&eacute; Nanzan, Nagoya): Mensonge et tromperie dans les Mazarinades<br /><br />FONDS ET COLLECTIONS (I)&nbsp; (s&eacute;ance pr&eacute;sid&eacute;e par Stephane Haffemayer, ma&icirc;tre de conf&eacute;rences &agrave; l&rsquo;Universit&eacute; de Caen)<br /><br />14h00: Stefania GARGIONI (Universit&eacute; de Londres): The mazarinades&rsquo; collection in the British Library<br /><br />14h25: Christophe VELLET (Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine): Les mazarinades &agrave; l&rsquo;affiche ? Armand d&rsquo;Artois(1845-1912), dramaturge et catalogueur des mazarinades de la Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine<br /><br />14h50: Anders TOFTGAARD (Biblioth&egrave;que Royale de Copenhague): La collection de mazarinades de la Biblioth&egrave;que Royale du Danemark<br /><br />15h15-15h45: Discussion &amp; Pause</p> <h3 class="texte_rouge">PRODUCTION TYPOGRAPHIQUE ET DIFFUSION &Eacute;DITORIALE (s&eacute;ance pr&eacute;sid&eacute;e par Fr&eacute;d&eacute;ric Barbier, directeur d&rsquo;&eacute;tudes &agrave; l&rsquo;EPHE)</h3> <p><br />15h45: Goran PROOT (Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine): Exploring the physicality of the mazarinades and their meaning<br /><br />16h10: Gilles FEYEL (Universit&eacute; Panth&eacute;on-Assas Paris 2): Les syst&egrave;mes de communication et d&rsquo;information dans les ann&eacute;es 1648 et 1649<br /><br />16h35: Chlo&eacute; K&Uuml;RSCHNER (Universit&eacute; du Havre): Les imprimeurs rouennais et les mazarinades.<br /><br />17h00: Discussion<br /><br />17h30: Visite de l&rsquo;exposition de la Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine (Christophe Vellet)<br /><br /><br /><span class="texte_rouge">Jeudi 11 juin 2015 &ndash; Biblioth&egrave;que de l'Arsenal</span></p> <h3 class="texte_rouge">FONDS ET COLLECTIONS (II) (s&eacute;ance pr&eacute;sid&eacute;e par Yann Sordet, Directeur de la Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine)</h3> <p><br />9h00: Bruno BLASSELLE &amp; S&eacute;verine PASCAL (BnF, Biblioth&egrave;que de l'Arsenal): Le fonds de mazarinades de la biblioth&egrave;que de l'Arsenal<br /><br />9h25: Pierre-Louis DROUHIN et Jean-Dominique MELLOT (Biblioth&egrave;que nationale de France): Les mazarinades p&eacute;riodiques: floraison sans lendemain ou tournant dans l'histoire de la presse fran&ccedil;aise ?<br /><br />9h50: Laurent FERRI (Cornell University Library, Ithaca): Inter Folia Venenum: Les collections de mazarinades aux &Eacute;tats-Unis<br /><br />10h15-10:45: Discussion, pause &amp; pr&eacute;sentation d&rsquo;une selection de Mazarinades</p> <h3 class="texte_rouge">L&rsquo;USAGE DE L&rsquo;HISTOIRE DANS LES MAZARINADES (s&eacute;ance pr&eacute;sid&eacute;e par Yves-Marie Berc&eacute;, membre de l&rsquo;Institut)</h3> <p><br />10h45: Francesco BENIGNO (Universit&eacute; de Teramo): The Fate of Goliath: Uses of history in the mazarinades<br /><br />11h10: Caroline SAAL (Universit&eacute; de Li&egrave;ge): &laquo; Faire voir par l&rsquo;histoire &raquo;: usages du pass&eacute; entre rh&eacute;torique et bagages culturels dans les mazarinades<br /><br />11h35: Myriam TSIMBIDY (Universit&eacute; Bordeaux-Montaigne): Les m&eacute;moires de la Fronde &agrave; la lumi&egrave;re des mazarinades<br /><br />12h00: Discussion</p> <h3 class="texte_rouge">APPROCHES LINGUISTIQUES, LEXICOLOGIQUES, G&Eacute;N&Eacute;RIQUES (s&eacute;ance pr&eacute;sid&eacute;e par Myriam Tsimbidy, professeur &agrave; l&rsquo;Universit&eacute; Bordeaux-Montaigne)</h3> <p><br />14h00: Alain G&Eacute;NETIOT (Universit&eacute; de Lorraine): Les mazarinades de Jean-Fran&ccedil;ois Sarasin (1614-1654)<br /><br />14h25: Takeshi MATSUMURA (Universit&eacute; de Tokyo): Les mazarinades sont-elles une v&eacute;ritable mine pour les lexicographes ?<br /><br />14h50: Antonella AMATUZZI (Universit&eacute; de Turin): Les mazarinades: la politique au service de la langue fran&ccedil;aise<br /><br />15h15-15h45: Discussion &amp; Pause</p> <h3 class="texte_rouge">LE RIRE ET LA VIOLENCE (s&eacute;ance pr&eacute;sid&eacute;e par Jean-Marie Constant, Professeur &eacute;m&eacute;rite &agrave; l'Universit&eacute; du Maine)</h3> <p><br />15h45: Claudine N&Eacute;DELEC (Universit&eacute; d'Artois): La Fronde, une guerre comique ?<br /><br />16h10: &Eacute;ric AVOCAT (Universit&eacute; de Kyoto): &Eacute;loquence s&eacute;ditieuse et &eacute;loquence r&eacute;volutionnaire: les mazarinades, point aveugle d&rsquo;une culture politique moderne<br /><br />16h35: Yann RODIER (Universit&eacute; Paris-Sorbonne Abu-Dhabi): La strat&eacute;gie politique de l&rsquo;odieux par l&rsquo;exemple des mazarinades g&eacute;nov&eacute;faines (avril-septembre 1652)<br /><br />17h00: Discussion &amp; visite de la Biblioth&egrave;que de l&rsquo;Arsenal, sous la conduite de Bruno Blasselle<br /><br /><span class="texte_rouge"><br />Vendredi 12 juin 2015 &ndash; Biblioth&egrave;que Mazarine</span></p> <h3 class="texte_rouge">APPROCHES COMPARATIVES: AUTRES TEMPORALIT&Eacute;S (s&eacute;ance pr&eacute;sid&eacute;e par Patrick Rebollar, professeur &agrave; l&rsquo;Universit&eacute; Nanzan)</h3> <p><br />9h15: Sophie NAWROCKI (BnF, Biblioth&egrave;que de l&rsquo;Arsenal): Les dynamiques de publication et la circulation des pamphlets autour de Marie de M&eacute;dicis en exil (1631-1642)<br /><br />9h40: Christian KUHN (Otto-Friedrich-Universit&auml;t Bamberg): Pasqino and Early Modern Politics: The Mazarinades in comparison with libels from 16th century Augsburg and 18th century London<br /><br />10h05: H&eacute;lo&iuml;se HERMANT (Universit&eacute; de Nice Sophia Antipolis): Les campagnes pamphl&eacute;taires de don Juan Jos&eacute; de Austria, des mazarinades espagnoles ?<br /><br />10:30-11h00: Discussion &amp; pause</p> <h3 class="texte_rouge">APPROCHES COMPARATIVES: AUTRES ESPACES POLITIQUES (s&eacute;ance pr&eacute;sid&eacute;e par Pierre Ronzeaud, professeur &eacute;m&eacute;rite, Aix-Marseille universit&eacute;)</h3> <p><br />11h00: Alain HUGON (Universit&eacute; de Caen Basse-Normandie) et Mathias LEDROIT (Universit&eacute; Paris IV Sorbonne): La bataille de l'imprim&eacute; lors de la guerre de s&eacute;cession catalane: 1640-1652<br /><br />11h25: Robert Von FRIEDEBURG (Rotterdam, Erasmus University): The attack on war-despotism: the mazarinades and German (1630&rsquo;s to 1650&rsquo;s) material compared<br /><br />11h50: Discussion</p> <h3 class="texte_rouge">LES CONTRE MAZARINADES (s&eacute;ance pr&eacute;sid&eacute;e par Claudine N&eacute;delec, professeur &agrave; l&rsquo;Universit&eacute; d&rsquo;Artois)</h3> <p><br />14h00: Fabienne QUEYROUX (Biblioth&egrave;que de l'Institut national d'histoire de l'art): "Plumes bien taill&eacute;es" contre "livres tr&egrave;s pernicieux &agrave; l'&Eacute;tat": Gabriel Naud&eacute; et les mazarinades<br /><br />14h25: V&eacute;ronique DORDE-LARCADE (Universit&eacute; Bordeaux-Montaigne): Autour des ducs d&rsquo;Epernon, l&rsquo;&eacute;cole de la mazarinade (1588-1655)<br /><br />14h50: Stephane HAFFEMAYER (Universit&eacute; de Caen): Mazarin face aux mazarinades: information et communication pendant la Fronde (1648-1653)<br /><br />15h15: Discussion<br /><br />15h45: Synth&egrave;se, par Pierre Ronzeaud<br /><br />16h15: Cl&ocirc;ture du colloque, par Stephane Haffemayer, Patrick Rebollar, Yann Sordet.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2366-mazarinades_new_approaches__international_conference_at_the_bibliotheque_mazarine_and_the_bibliotheque_larsenal.html 2015/06/10 Swann Galleries - 19th & 20th Century 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/2224/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Swann Galleries - 19th & 20th Century Literature" 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_-_19th20thcentury_literature.html 2015/06/17 The Romantic Agony - Documentary 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/1819/100/100/image.jpg" alt="The Romantic Agony - Documentary Photography" 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_-__documentary_photography.html 2015/06/19 Book History Workshop - Paper and Watermarks as Bibliographical Evidence <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2317/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Book History Workshop - Paper and Watermarks as Bibliographical Evidence" align="left" /> <p>For the 12th edition of its Book History Workshop, the Lyon-based Institut d&rsquo;histoire du livre is offering 3 advanced courses in the fields of book and printing history, taught by Neil Harris, Fran&ccedil;ois Vinourd and Claudio Galleri with El&eacute;onore Litim. <br /><br />This course provides a basic introduction to the techniques of Western hand paper-making and to how paper is exploited as bibliographical evidence in the study of manuscripts and printed books. It begins with the historical background of the advent of paper-making in the Middle Ages (when in Italy the technology was developed by contact with the wool industry) and continues through to the Nineteenth century and the introduction of mechanised paper-making with the Fourdrinier process. Extensive reference will be made to Eighteenth-century published texts and copper-plate illustrations in French, in particular L'Art de faire le papier by Lalande (1761) and the entry "Papeterie" in the Encyclopedie of Diderot and D'Alembert (1765), in order to explain the organisation of the paper mill and work done at the vat. It will analyse in detail basic sheet-size ratios, formats, mould construction, the purposes of twin moulds, and the design and typologies of watermarks.<br /><br />(Picture: Institut d&rsquo;histoire du livre)</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2317-book_history_workshop_-_paper_and_watermarks_as_bibliographical_evidence.html 2015/06/22 Book History Workshop - Medieval bookbindings: techniques and materials <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2318/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Book History Workshop - Medieval bookbindings: techniques and materials" align="left" /> <p>For the 12th edition of its Book History Workshop, the Lyon-based Institut d&rsquo;histoire du livre is offering 3 advanced courses in the fields of book and printing history, taught by Neil Harris, Fran&ccedil;ois Vinourd and Claudio Galleri with El&eacute;onore Litim.</p> <p>This course explores different types of bookbindings - European and non-European - according to their structure, materials used and their decoration. The course will be conducted around the three following axes: 1) study of the methods so to be able to date and locate the place of production of the binding, either original or subsequent, along with a detailed presentation of the available evidence enabling the identification of original bindings; 2) explanation of the mechanism of workmanship of bindings by describing with precision the different stages involved and presentation of the origins and the influences of the major techniques; 3) description of bookbindings: presentation of vocabulary and of IT solutions currently used to manage this data; compilation of descriptive entries.</p> <p>(Picture: Institut d&rsquo;histoire du livre)</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2318-book_history_workshop_-_medieval_bookbindings_techniques_and_materials.html 2015/06/22 Book History Workshop - Vagabond images: history and techniques of European prints from 15th to 18th 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/2319/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Book History Workshop - Vagabond images: history and techniques of European prints from 15th to 18th century" align="left" /> <p>For the 12th edition of its Book History Workshop, the Lyon-based Institut d&rsquo;histoire du livre is offering 3 advanced courses in the fields of book and printing history, taught by Neil Harris, Fran&ccedil;ois Vinourd and Claudio Galleri with El&eacute;onore Litim.</p> <p>(Picture: Institut d&rsquo;histoire du livre)</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2319-book_history_workshop_-_vagabond_images_history_and_techniques_of_european_prints_from_15th_to_18th_century.html 2015/06/22 Peter Kiefer - 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/2113/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Peter Kiefer - Books and Prints" align="left" /> <p>Founded in 1979 the auction house Peter Kiefer runs 3 to 4 auctions a year offering rare and valuable books from all centuries. Due to its organisational structure, the auction house is able to auction huge collections, as for example, about 60.000 items of a Southern German prince's library or the 16.000 cookbooks of the Rolf Dittmar Collection.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2113-peter_kiefer_-_books_and_prints.html 2015/06/26 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Book in the Ancient World <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2295/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Book in the Ancient World" align="left" /> The course is an intensive survey of the origins of, and the changes in, textual culture that took place between c. 2500 BC and 400 AD. It will set these changes into their related historical contexts and place considerable emphasis on the material nature of writing and book construction. This will involve extensive use of materials from the Museum of Writing (Curator: Mr Alan Cole) currently housed in the Senate House Library. In addition to handling and using original artefacts, students will have the opportunity to experiment with writing on clay tablets, on papyrus, and on wax tablets using modern reconstructions under the guidance of Alan Cole who will provide practical sessions during some of the seminars (these are asterisked). The course will end by looking at the ways in which the modern book form (the codex) emerged at the end of the period, and how some of the ancient texts studied in the course survived through the post-classical manuscript periods to the age of printing. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2295-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__the_book_in_the_ancient_world.html 2015/06/29 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - A History of the British Book Trade, 1890-2010 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2296/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - A History of the British Book Trade, 1890-2010" align="left" /> This course introduces students to the remarkable series of changes that the British publishing industry (and by association the British book trade more generally) has experienced in the last one hundred and twenty years. Although concentrating on the British publishing system, the course will (because over the whole period British publishing was international in reach) make many references to the global book trade. It will tackle the economic and technical revolutions that frequently forced publishers to adapt rapidly to new circumstances, and it will discuss the changing legal environment, in particular the Net Book Agreement and the changes in national and international intellectual property law. The course will consist of two distinct types of seminar, which will complement each other.&nbsp; Firstly there will be &lsquo;narrative&rsquo; seminars that provide a broadly chronological account of developments over the period. Located within these will be three &lsquo;case study&rsquo; seminars in which the history of particular publishing firms will be used vividly to illustrate the points being made in the narrative seminars. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2296-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__a_history_of_the_british_book_trade_1890-2010.html 2015/06/29 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - An Introduction to Bibliography <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2297/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - An Introduction to Bibliography" align="left" /> This course aims to give students an introduction to the various elements of bibliography and to set those elements within their appropriate historical and methodological contexts. It will examine the different forms of the book from manuscript through its development in its various printed forms and introduce students to the forms of bibliographical enquiry and their associated terminology and implications. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2297-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__an_introduction_to_bibliography.html 2015/06/29 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - Mapping Land and Sea, before 1900 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2298/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - Mapping Land and Sea, before 1900" align="left" /> This course is designed to develop the participants' understanding of the main genres of European mapping found between the middle ages and 1900. The focus is on the production and use of the maps, charts and globes within their social and cultural context.&nbsp; Participants will consider the changes that brought about the emergence of mapping and its development up to and during the Enlightenment and the subsequent rise of military-based national mapping agencies seeking to provide systematic mapping of the home territory and of colonial territories as the European powers competed for dominance worldwide. Leading experts in their respective fields offer insights into medieval traditions of mapping, sea and ocean charting, and globes as well as later governmental, county, regional and estate mapping, national and colonial mapping that included the contribution of indigenous people. There will be an opportunity to consult material at the British Library, The National Archives and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2298-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__mapping_land_and_sea_before_1900.html 2015/06/29 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Medieval Book <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2299/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Medieval Book" align="left" /> This course will provide an intensive introduction to manuscript culture during Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The historical contexts for manuscript production will be explored and the landscape populated with some of those who commissioned and made these remarkable works. Techniques of production, terminology and methods of description and cataloguing will be examined and a brief survey of palaeography and codicology will be provided. Styles and principal trends will be studied, with the aid of digital images, slides, facsimiles and primary sources (with valuable opportunities to examine manuscripts at the British Library, the V&amp;A and Senate House Library). The Course Tutor and additional lecturers are all acknowledged experts in their fields and will share their experience and perspectives as scholars and curators. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2299-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__the_medieval_book.html 2015/06/29 London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Printed Book in Europe, 1450-2000 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2300/100/100/image.jpg" alt="London Rare Books School, Week 1 - The Printed Book in Europe, 1450-2000" align="left" /> This is an introductory course for which there are no pre-requisites other than those needed for admission to the LRBS. It is suitable for anyone with an interest in the history of books, including historians, literary scholars, librarians, collectors and antiquarian booksellers. No prior knowledge will be assumed, other than through the pre-course reading which will be selected from the Recommended Reading list. </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2300-london_rare_books_school_week_1_-__the_printed_book_in_europe_1450-2000.html 2015/06/29 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 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>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; specialty dealer 2015 is ABAA bookseller, Garrett Scott.</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 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 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 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 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 2015/08/20 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 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 Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td style=" font: normal 11px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> <img src="https://www.ilab.org/thumb/news/2276/100/100/image.jpg" alt="Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence" align="left" /> <p>The first major retrospective exhibition of paintings by the imaginative Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo features 44 of the artist&rsquo;s most compelling paintings, including fanciful mythologies, powerful religious works (one on loan for the first time from the church in Italy for which it was created 500 years ago), and sensitive portraits. <br /><br />Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Galleria degli Uffizi, Superintendency of Cultural Heritage for the City and the Museums of Florence.</p> </td> </tr> </table> https://www.ilab.org/eng/news/2276-piero_di_cosimo_the_poetry_of_painting_in_renaissance_florence.html 2015/06/23 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 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 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 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 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 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 ''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