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  • The History of the Antiquarian Book Trade in Belgium – A New Book by Piet J. Buijnsters 


    The History of the Antiquarian Book Trade in Belgium – A New Book by Piet J. Buijnsters
    Published 19 Mar 2013

    Nowhere in Europe you will find so many bibliophiles than in Belgium, and you will find no other place in Europe where all those stunning collections of rare books and manuscripts have more or less been kept in secret.  Until now! Piet J. Buijnster’s recently published book  “Geschiedenis van antiquariaat en bibliofilie in België“ provides an overall view of the rare book trade in Belgium from the year 1830 up to 2012. After Buijnster’s studies on the history of bibliophily and antiquarian bookselling in the Netherlands, published in the years 2007 and 2010, this important work fills a gap in the research of the history of the book and the book trade in Europe.

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