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Bernard M. Rosenthal, Dictionary of Abbreviations

Publié le 07 Déc. 2009
"German and Italian antiquarian booksellers and auctioneers are very fond of using abbreviations in their catalogs, sometimes on a rather lavish scale. This enables them to convey a large amount of information in a relatively short space, but readers not completely fluent in those languages are likely to be left somewhat bewildered, even discouraged, by strings of vowels and consonants occurring either singly or in unfamiliar combinations in the midst of what would otherwise be a fairly comprehensible text. For them, this little dictionary, the first one of its kind, I think, may come in handy. Each abbreviation is followed by the full resolution of the German and Italian word and by its English translation, in most cases with one or more examples illustrating the context and the combinations in which the abbreviation is most likely to occur." Bernard M. Rosenthal, A Dictionary of Abbreviations Commonly Used by German and Italian Antiquarian Booksellers and Auctioneers Bernard M. Rosenthal's Dictionary was published by the League in 1993. All ILAB publications are obtainable from ILAB booksellers, from the offices of the national associations, or from our agent, Scott Brinded, 17 Greenbanks, Lyminge, CT18 8HG, Great Britain, Tel. (01303) 86 22 58, Fax (01303) 86 26 60
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Computers, or: the tough life of an antiquarian bookseller, part 1 and 2

My new computer is scheduled to arrive sometime next week. Maybe. Meanwhile I've been making do. The big screen in the illustration above is the monitor for my mortally ill computer, which can only run filemaker. So I catalog my books on that one, but slowly, or it'll freeze up. The little netbook is my Internet access – google, OCLC, ViaLibri and the like – also done slowly, since it's only got 2 megs of ram. (Just by way of comparison, my new machine will be delivered with 8 gigsof ram.) And the droid, of course, is for quick emails, texting, and other attempts to reach out from computer hell. - Greg Gibson about the tough technical life of an antiquarian bookseller.
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Copenhague 1948

La LILA fut officiellement incorporée à Copenhague en Septembre 1948 avec 10 pays fondateurs. Des délégués de Belgique, Finlande, Suisse et Italie rejoignirent leurs confrères de Grande-Bretagne, France, Suède, Danemark et des Pays-Bas autour de la table de réunion. La Norvège avait donné procuration au Danemark.
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Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - The Dismal Science of the Mimeo Revolution

Digging through used bookstores, I always keep a look out for books that covered aspects of the Mimeo Revolution when it was a current event. Jeff Nuttall's Bomb Culture is a good one of course. There are many more books on the Underground Newspaper as opposed to the little magazines and Roger Lewis' Outlaws of America and Robert Glessing's The Underground Press in America are two examples.
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The Importance of Open Shop Antiquarian Bookstores

Michael F. Suarez is Director of Rare Book School (RBS), Professor of English, University Professor, and Honorary Curator of Special Collections at the University of Virginia. He holds four masters degrees (two each in English and theology) and a D.Phil. in English from Oxford. Together with H. R. Woudhuysen he edited the monumental two volume "Oxford Companion to the Book" in 2010. Nigel Beale met Michael Suarez for an interview in Boston:
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Exciting New Venture! Sydney Rare Book Auctions

An extraordinary collection of Norman Lindsay books assembled by the artist of the iconic Australian comic strip Ginger Meggs will feature in the first auction of Sydney Rare Books Auctions, a new auction house specializing in rare and fine books, photographs and memorabilia.
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Catch-Penny-Prints and Chapbooks in Lund – Schoolbooks for South Sudan

For this year's UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day Pierre Dethorey will organize a special exhibition of this beautiful, funny, colourful and extremely rare bibliophile treasure. Right now he is preparing an exhibition of the highlights from his collection which he will show in his shop on 23 April 2016. While browsing the wonderful catch-penny-prints and enjoying the unique chapbooks displayed at Akarps Antikvariat, visitors will be invited to help buy another – highly important – sort of books for the children in South Sudan. For each symbolic "book" bought to fill an "empty bookcase" poster visitors are making a donation to the UNESCO and Forest Whitaker literacy projects in South Sudan.
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