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Published on 16 Nov. 2010


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Collectors Corner

Tall Tales and Fictitious Voyages - Travel Books, Rare & Extraordinary 

Travel lies are as old as literature itself, or perhaps even older. Sailors, the quintessential travellers, are well known for their sailor's yarns. And how better to impress the stay-at-homes than with stories of sea serpents, dwarfs, giants, headless or dog-faced people in faraway places? Frank Werner (Brockhaus/Antiquarium) tells the truth about spectacular voyages to cities of gold and unknown continents ...

ILAB Booksellers on Video 

Peter Kraus, Bob Fleck, Ken Lopez, David Brass, Pat and Allen Ahearn, and many others tell us how they became involved in the rare book business. The ABAA booksellers Michael Ginsberg and Taylor Bowie interviewed about 50 rare book dealers. Five of these videos are presented on the ILAB site every month ...

Sheila Markham's Conversations with the Antiquarian Book Trade

"It is once a reference work, a book to dip into and a book to read from cover to cover." (Barry Shaw). Sheila Markham's conversations with Ian Marr, Elizabeth Strong, Edward Bayntun-Coward ... 

Books about Books - Bob Fleck and Oak Knoll Press

Bob Fleck founded Oak Knoll Books in 1976 to fill a void in the booksellers world. Today Oak Knoll Books maintains an inventory of about 20,000 titles on books about books. Read the History of Oak Knoll Books / Oak Knoll Press every Friday in the Oak Knoll Biblio Blog and on ...

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Catalogues of the Month

Between the Covers (USA)

The Cat: A Log 

Over 90 feline-friendly folios, etc., examples of fiction and non-fiction about cats, ranging in price from $10 to several thousand dollars 

Eberhard Köstler (Germany)

Nobel, Nobel ... 100 Autographs of Nobel Prize Winners

Original letters and handwritten documents from the collection of Alexander Baron Dées de Sterio (1908-1992) 


Catalogue 1

Milestones from the history of science: Ampère,  Condorcet, Descartes, Einstein ...

Jeff Hirsch Books (USA)

New York 2010

The best of photography: Brodovitch, Kertesz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Steinert

Ken Spelman Booksellers (UK) 

Manuscripts, Drawings & Ephemera 

Over 150 recent acquisitions, fine manuscripts and early documents from European history

More catalogues ...

Upcoming ILAB Book Fairs

39th ILAB Congress and 23rd International Antiquarian Book Fair

Bologna (Italy), September 20-26, 2010

Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair

Toronto (Canada), October 29-31, 2010

Amsterdam Antiquarian Book, Map and Print Fair

Amsterdam (Netherlands), October 29-30, 2010

Chelsea Book Fair 2010

London (UK), November 5-6, 2010

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Boston (USA), November 12-14, 2010

37th Australian Antiquarian Book Fair

Melbourne (Australia), November 23-25, 2010

Events Calendar ...

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