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Insider Collecting – Rare Books on Automobiles, Ships, Steam Coaches

Publié le 23 Nov. 2010
One of my principles in gathering books is to read a book perhaps in a paperback edition and having 'assessed' it, either put it back into stock, keep it on my shelves, find a hardback edition to replace it, or, ultimate accolade, find a first or fine edition. [André Gide summed it up when he said "Book collectors do not buy books to read - they buy books because they have read them]. Some twenty-five years ago in the Carnegie Bookshop in New York Dave Kirschenbaum showed us the finest pair of "Jungle Books" any of us had ever seen. Having bought them I said to my father - "You know where those are going don't you? Home beside All The Mowgli Stories." - And here is an interesting thing that serves to counter those who ask "Why spend money on a first edition when it is available in paperback?" When I sat down to read, in the original 19th century edition, the stories I knew almost by heart, they were suddenly given a fresh flavour - the flavour of 19th century India and the British Raj, simply through reading them in the original edition.
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Book Review: 'The Prague Cemetery' by Umberto Eco

"Bookish digressions and odd cultural details are two reasons why we read Umberto Eco. He takes great pleasure in showing readers the monastic care of books in "The Name of the Rose," the kabbalah in "Foucault's Pendulum" and day-to-day life in Mussolini's Italy in "The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana." Without such layers, without his plunging into the minutiae of other eras, it just wouldn't be an Eco novel."
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Bibliographies - Dance

Online: An American Ballroom Companion
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I’ve got divorced - Elváltam

Books are our companions, not only in an intellectual, not in a mere economical sense. We touch them, we admire their beauty, some of them are the one and only love of our rare book dealing lives. And then, there is the moment when we have to split up. The book is - sold.
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Booksellers

No clicks, no pixels - but “the real thing” Interview with Götz Kocher-Benzing, Stuttgart 2017

Before the opening of the 56th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair, we spoke to Götz Kocher-Benzing of Stuttgarter Antiquariat and asked why Stuttgart is still such an attractive place to buy and browse and trade in antiquarian books.
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Books on the Blues

Blues seemed to be the most qualified subject: In the last decade or so, this musical form has started to enter the mainstream and more people are aware of it than ever before (by one count, blues has appeared in 60 different television commercials). Yet few realize that a decent size literature has accrued over the last century and that many of the books are quite collectible and intensely sought after ...
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CONGRÈS DE LA LILA, BUDAPEST 2016 - OFFRE DE BOURSE D’ÉTUDES POUR DEUX JEUNES LIBRAIRES

L'Association Hongroise de la Librairie Ancienne est fière de pouvoir offrir à DEUX JEUNES LIBRAIRES la possibilité de participer gratuitement au 42e Congrès de la LILA qui aura lieu à Budapest du 21 au 23 septembre 2016. Nous vous prions de nous envoyer les dossiers de candidature de jeunes libraires de votre choix jusqu'au 31 mai 2016. Les dossiers de candidature doivent être accompagnés d'une lettre d'appui rédigée par le président de votre association nationale, précisant comment le candidat pourra profiter de sa participation éventuelle au congrès, comment cela pourra enrichir votre association et comment le candidat pourra contribuer à l'événement. Une fois que les candidatures nous seront transmises, l'Association Hongroise de la Librairie Ancienne et la direction de la LILA choisiront ensemble les candidats chanceux qui pourront participer gratuitement au Congrès, et dont le logement sera payé par l'Association Hongroise de la Librairie Ancienne. Ces candidats ne devront prendre en charge que les frais de leur voyage.
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