Los Angeles welcomes all bibliophiles! Hosted and organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, ABAA, the 43rdILAB Congress will take place from 3 -11 Feb 2018 in L.A., Pasadena. Please visit the website for more details: www.ilab2018.com. ILAB Congresses and Book Fairs are held every two years in different countries. They are cultural and social events that lead the booksellers to cities worldwide, where they are shown local treasures of book printing and arts, with the opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere. The full programme can be found on the website. Welcome note from Mary Gilliam, President of ABAA: On behalf of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, I am pleased to invite you to the 43rd Congress of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, which will take place February 3-11, 2018 in Los Angeles. I am very proud that we have the honor to organize and host this prestigious event, and we are excited to introduce you to the cultural treasures and experience the magic and incredible energy unique to this vibrant city, home to one of the most influential industries of the 20th century. In addition, I have the privilege of welcoming you to the 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Pasadena, one of the largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books and related materials in the world, which will be held February 9-11, 2018. I look forward to meeting you in sunny Southern California and sharing in this fun and enriching experience.
The 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair in 2018 will be held in Los Angeles, Pasadena, following the 43rd ILAB Congress. For all information about the congress, please visit the website: www.ilab2018.com The California fair is the first major antiquarian book fair of the year in America and welcomes over 200 international exhibitors each year.
The first event of the bibliophile year: For years the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair has attracted dealers and collectors from all over the world to the elegant "Kunstverein" in the heart of Stuttgart. EXHIBITORS 64 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 at this most prestigious antiquarian book fair in Germany. There will be antiquarian books on every conceivable subject, prints by old and new masters, manuscripts, drawings, photographies – everything a collector’s heart could desire. LINK TO FULL LISTING OF EXHIBITORS CATALOGUE The fair catalogue is quite up-to-date and all the books offered in it are not for sale before the opening of the fair. But between the compilation of the catalogue and the beginning of the fair lie two long months, in which the exhibitors continue buying. As they may want to offer some of these new acquisitions in the fair catalogue, an addendum to the printed catalogue will be online from the beginning of January on our website. The books, prints and autographs offered here are subject to the same rules as the objects in the catalogue: They cannot be sold or reserved before the beginning of the fair. Come and have a look occasionally, there may be something new every time you visit! DOWNLOAD CATALOGUE HERE EVENTS Rubens as a Book Illustrator Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) is world-famous as a painter, but he was also active as a book illustrator. The direct bearing of his illustrations on the text of the book are marvellous, even by today’s standards. Nevertheless, they did not attract the attention they deserve, even today. There were two exhibitions forty years ago which showed that the list of his book illustrations in the catalogue raisonné is incomplete. Since then, individual book illustrations were shown at exhibitions that featured the Baroque epoch, book illustrations in general or even the reconstruction of Ruben’s comprehensive library. Friday to Sunday, 26th to 28th January, in the Fair halls. The catalogue that was produced by the State Academy of Visual Arts in Stuttgart, shows all his 58 book illustrations in context for the first time. For each work, all additional informations that have been published since 1977, are given. Each book is treated bibliographically and described exhaustively. What’s more, the titles are translated, the number of copies printed and even the original retail price are often given. Gitta Bertram und Nils Büttner, Sinnbild – Bildsinn. Rubens als Buchkünstler. Verband Deutscher Antiquare e.V. und Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart 2018. 208 Seiten, 30 EuroTalk on: »Rubens as a Book Illustrator« On Saturday, 27th January, right after the fair closes, the Verband Deutscher Antiquare will be inviting to a talk by Prof. Dr. Nils Büttner, curator of the art collection and the archives of the Academy, in the halls of the fair. The cellist Leo Morelli will be performing the Ricercari by Domenico Gabrielli and Giovanni Battista Degli Antonii. Entrance is free.DEMONSTRATIONThe art of hand-made marbled paper Marbled paper is everywhere in the book world – as flyleaves, covering slip-cases or cardboard bindings etc. It is one of the little-noticed, pleasant details of bibliophily. It ranges from rich baroque brocade paper to simple paste paper and modern screen-printed decorative paper. The ancient craft of marbling is still practiced today. At her stand, graphic designer Ulrike Grießmayr will be demonstrating the art of marbling and decorating paper. Exclusively for the fair, an edition of 30 sheets of block printed paper will be for sale.
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.