SLAM articles

  • ILAB CONGRESS, BUDAPEST 2016 - CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR TWO YOUNG ANTIQUARIANS 


    ILAB CONGRESS, BUDAPEST 2016 - CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR TWO YOUNG ANTIQUARIANS
    Published 23 May 2016

    The Hungarian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is proud to give the opportunity to TWO YOUNG ANTIQUARIANS to participate in the 42nd ILAB Congress in Budapest between 21 and 23 September, 2016. Please send us the application of any young antiquarian of your choice by 31 May, 2016 consisting of the  short CV of the applicant and a brief recommendation by the president of the national association stating why the particular candidate would benefit from participating in the congress, how he would enrich his/her home association and contribute to the event. Having received all applications, the Hungarian association together with the leaderships of ILAB will select the two fortunate candidates whose congress fee and hotel expenses will be covered by the Hungarian association, leaving only the travel costs to be paid from own sources.

  • BUDAPEST 2016 - ILAB CONGRESS & INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR - VIRTUAL TOUR 


    BUDAPEST 2016 - ILAB CONGRESS & INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR - VIRTUAL TOUR
    Published 04 May 2016

    In a series of articles we will introduce you to the most exciting places of Budapest – libraries, museums, archives, music halls and other famous sites. Joins us on our virtual tour through the Hungarian capital. Today we will invite you to a virtual tour on: The Library of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

  • BUDAPEST 2016 - THE MEETING PLACE FOR ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD 


    BUDAPEST 2016 - THE MEETING PLACE FOR ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
    Published 04 Nov 2015

    After Paris, Lucerne, Bologna and Madrid book dealers and book collectors will meet in Budapest for the 42nd ILAB Congress and 26th International Antiquarian Book Fair from 21 to 25 September 2016. The Hungarian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (MAE) and its President Ádám Bősze are organizing an exciting congress programme that will show the delegates from across the world that Budapest is a city with many faces: the old Hungarian capital full of books and music, history and tradition and at the same time a lively and busy Eastern European centre full of young and amazing cultural concepts.

  • The Written Heritage of Mankind in Peril: Theft, Retrieval, Sale and Restitution of Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts 


    The Written Heritage of Mankind in Peril: Theft, Retrieval, Sale and Restitution of Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts
    Published 12 Jun 2015

    Do we need more drastic measures to prevent the theft of books, maps, manuscripts and other art on paper? How can public institutions, lawyers, collectors and the rare book trade work more efficiently together when it comes to thefts and forgeries? How can thefts be prevented? And how can we raise the public awareness for the fact the theft of the written heritage of mankind is a serious problem that concerns of all of us? ILAB President Norbert Donhofer will be among the many internationally renowned experts - librarians, archivists, representatives of dealers and auctioneers, security experts, lawyers - who will speak at this conference at the British Library in London on 26 June 2015. He will focus on the perspectives of the rare book trade and lessons learned, amongst others, from recent spectacular cases such as the massive thefts from the Girolamini Library in Naples (Italy).

  • 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography 2018 – The new Prize Jury has been established! 


    17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography 2018 – The new Prize Jury has been established!
    Published 30 Jun 2014

    The 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography will be awarded in 2018 to one or more books published in any language and in any part of the world between April 2013 and April 2017. Any work submitted to the Prize must be a published book available on the market. The prize jury will admit all publications relating to bibliography in a very broad sense (textual bibliography, history of the book, bookbinding, papermaking, type-founding, library catalogues, short-title catalogues of a single author or typographer, etc.). The jury will not take into consideration ebooks and catalogues of books intended for sale and translations of previously published works. The books can be submitted to the prize at any time but latest by the end of April in 2017 by sending a single copy to the Prize Secretary Fabrizio Govi.

  • Why ILAB? 


    Why ILAB?
    Published 27 Jun 2014

    Have you ever wondered what ILAB is all about - other than a logo that appears against some dealers' trading names?  The answers are to be found in this weeks’ issue of Sheppard’s Confidential, featuring an article by Norbert Donhofer, in which he asks “Why ILAB?” and sets out the main benefits of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

  • When will we meet again? - First impressions from the ILAB Congress in Paris 2014 


    When will we meet again? - First impressions from the ILAB Congress in Paris 2014
    Published 13 Jun 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.

  • New ILAB Directory to be published in 2015 – Buy adverts now! 


    New ILAB Directory to be published in 2015 – Buy adverts now!
    Published 10 Jun 2014

    The world’s expert antiquarian booksellers - in 1 book! The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) is pleased to announce that the next edition of the ILAB Directory will be published in January 2015. It contains all names, addresses and specialities of the ILAB dealers who are organized in 22 national associations and who are located in 34 countries all over the world.

  • “My highest priority is to build up confidence in the professional antiquarian book trade” 


    “My highest priority is to build up confidence in the professional antiquarian book trade”
    Published 28 May 2014

    In mid-April the Austrian antiquarian bookseller Norbert Donhofer was elected ILAB President. In an interview with Bettina Führer he talks about recent challenges of the international antiquarian book trade and his plans for the upcoming two years of his presidency.

  • À Paris: Food, Wine, and Rare Books! 


    À Paris: Food, Wine, and Rare Books!
    Published 02 May 2014

    This month marked the 100th anniversary of Syndicat Nationale de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne, better known to the rare book world as SLAM. In conjunction with this momentous occasion, SLAM not only hosted the International Antiquarian Book Fair at Paris’ Grand Palais but also followed this by coordinating the 2014 ILAB Congress, April 13 to 16, whereat over 100 colleagues from around the globe gathered to celebrate not only their vocation, but also their avocation.

    Both the book fair and the Congress were fantastic events where numerous bibliophilic treasures were seen by all that attended. These bookish wonders aside, the collegiality alone would have made the trip worthwhile – though the exceptional food and wine cannot be discounted! In honor of our Parisian adventure, Tavistock Books is pleased to present a list of books connected to France and French. Should you have a question about any item, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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