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Il y a trois cents ans vint le temps de l'amour des livres imprimés. Cabinets de lectures et bibliothèques privées se multiplièrent, rivalisant d'élégance sous l'arbitrage d'érudits bibliographes travaillant avec ardeur pour tenter de compléter de vivants inventaires sans cesse renouvelés, jamais achevés. L'arrivée d'Internet, et l'unification de tous les catalogues, mit un terme au jeu. Elle permit d'abord à chacun de vérifier des informations peu accessibles. On en profita aussi pour compléter les ouvrages défectueux et pour trouver des brochures recherchées vainement depuis plus de trente ans.
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How To Shop at a Used or Rare Book Store Without Being Murdered

"One of the questionable compensations which used booksellers [the rare books, not the sellers] receive in return for devoting themselves to a precarious vocation is a constant exposure to all the varieties and extremes of human behaviour at its most eccentric." So begins The Protocols of Used Bookstores, a serio-comic tract written and recently published by Toronto fine and rare bookseller (the rare books and the seller) David Mason. Within, Mason lists forty-four Rules to be heeded by the used and rare book buyer when patronizing a brick and mortar shop if they wish the proprietor to give them the time of day and a piece of their expertise as opposed to a time of death and a piece of their mind. Mason has put forth these rules "to help make your quest for a book simpler."
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Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction and The Private Library

One of the most popular components of a private library is the mystery genre, which comprises a vast array of sub-genres such as detective fiction. The genesis of the detective fiction sub-genre may be traced to a short story penned by Edgar Allan Poe in 1841 titled The Murders in the Rue Morgue. All the elements of what we today recognize as the essential characteristics of the sub-genre are found in this short story: a brutal murder; baffled police; an independent investigator that solves the case through superior intelligence, humbling the police in the process.
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When will we meet again? - First impressions from the ILAB Congress in Paris 2014

It was his first ILAB Congress – and certainly not the last one. Peter Fritzen, a specialist for rare books, maps and prints who runs a wonderful bookshop in Trier (Germany), was among the – regrettably - very few German dealers who took part in the 41st ILAB Congress in Paris from 13th to 16th April 2014. If you read his enthusiastic report, you will soon realize why ILAB Congresses are so special and why you, for sure, will not miss the next big event in Hungary in 2016.
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Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: Carl Sandburg

Sandburg material is sought by collectors of poetry, and for his excellent biography of Abraham Lincoln. While the prices of his books tend to be modest ...
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