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Published on 22 Nov. 2011


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Scandinavian Antiquarian Book Fair 2011 - Celebrating the Book

From 24th to 26th November 2011, 44 antiquarian booksellers from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Holland, England, Switzerland, France, and Hungary will gather at Copenhagen's beautiful Round Tower for one of the biggest antiquarian book fairs ever held in Scandinavia. 

 

The exhibitors will showcase rare books, manuscripts and prints from all fields of interest and price-ranges. Book binders, paper restorers, and paper artists will demonstrate the variety of book craft in workshops and lectures. Exhibitions will present private collections, such as "Peter's Christmas", "Copenhagen Seen Through Old Books", "Book-Plates" from the Frederikshavn's Museum of Art and 

Kierkegaard as a Book Collector

A theologian and philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard was above all an author. He liked books, he bought books, read books, used books, but most of all he enjoyed writing books. His reference library of about 2.380 volumes served as an inspiration for himself as an author. After his death, the library was sold at a public auction, the catalogue was possibly prepared by Herman H.J. Lynge. The exhibition shows a private attempt of reconstructing Kierkegaard's library.

Browse the Book Fair Catalogue

and look at the highlights of the fair, or even better: Take the airplane to Copenhagen, enjoy a day or two in one of Scandinavia's most beautiful cities, visit the Scandinavian Antiquarian Book Fair, browse the shelves of the Antikvariat Aldus, Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn and other Danish dealers, and, finally, don't miss a delicious dinner at one of Copenhagen's finest restaurants.

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"If you love rare books and want to own a lot of them there has never been a better time to be alive."

1,165 ILAB dealers use commercial databases to sell rare and fine books, prints, manuscripts and autographs. The ILAB Metasearch now searches 1,158 of them! An interview with Jim Hinck about the advantages of the ILAB Metasearch and the future of the online book trade. 

Attention! The British Have Invaded, And They've Got Our Kids!

It was a long long time ago, when parents feared and children liked "Communism, Hypnotism and the Beatles". An awesome collecting tip by Lorne Bair.

 

The Picasso of Dust Jacket Design

He brought poster, advertising, and dust jacket design out of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth, integrating the aesthetic and forms of modern art into his work. It was welcomed in England. It was rejected in the United States. In his time he was, ultimately, the most significant graphic designer in the English-speaking world. Stephen J. Gertz on Edward McKnight Kauffer.

Paying Too Much For Books

It happens. You miscalculate scarcity or demand. Or a widow asks you, tears in her eyes, "Is that all?" A dealer charms you with a book's virtues. Or assures you "The only one on the internet right now." You get overexcited at an auction. Or you drool over some choice item at a book fair ... Brian Cassidy knows: "If you are a book dealer sooner or later: you will overpay for stock."

ILAB Catalogues of the Month

Natural History and Travel (Antiquariaat Junk), Children's Books and Fairy Tales (Antiquariat Geisenheyner), First Books & Before (Between the Covers), Catalogue III (Bogatyr), presenting illustrated books and curiosities, Pictorial Literature (Sabine Keune), Printing with the Hand Press (John Howell), Catalogue 99 by Llibreria Farré with beautiful books, maps and albums on local history and travel. Browse these catalogues and many more on ILAB.org 


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