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Rare Books and the Rare Book Trade

The ABA and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

Published on 14 Aug. 2018
The ABA and ILAB look back at a long history. The ABA is relaunching its flagship fair in London this year, the oldest antiquarian book fair in the world, under the auspices of ILAB. This text by the late Anthony Rota, ABA bookseller and ILAB President of Honour, was published in 2008 in the ABA Directory.
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2014 - Paris

Official Welcome by SLAM President Anne Lamort
The Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) is pleased and proud to welcome antiquarian booksellers from all over the world to the 41st Congress of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers in Paris from 14th to 16th April 2014.
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China in Print Hong Kong opens today

The 5th edition of China in Print - Hong Kong's leading international antiquarian fair with particular focus on Asian printed material opens today, featuring exhibitors from Austria, Australia, England, France, Hong Kong, Japan, and the USA.
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Bibliographies - Turkey

Online: Toderini, De la littérature des Turcs
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Collecting - Your future on the cards

I like things like this: a rare game of divination, published in Graz, Austria, in 1846, which shows the international legacy of Marie-Anne Lenormand, who had died three years before. Marie-Anne Lenormand (1772–1843) was a clairvoyant, publisher, and self-publicist extraordinaire. Orphaned at an early age, she was raised in a Benedictine convent where she first came to believe in her powers of fortune-telling ...
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