In November the ABA Seminar will be given by Jolyon Hudson of Pickering & Chatto, who will try to demystify the Indian rope trick of the economics of the rare book trade – from the point of view of the dealer and the auctioneer as well as the collector.
Jolyon Hudson started as an auction porter in 1976, eventually becoming a director and auctioneer for Christie’s. In 1992 he left Christie's to become manager of Pickering & Chatto, who have been dealing in rare books for the best part of two centuries, and in 2006 he also became manager of Marlborough Rare Books.
All the ABA seminars will be aimed at a broad audience including collectors, dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth former to the retired professor. The atmosphere will be informal, as will the presentations.