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  • 26 Oct 2011 - 26 Jul 2015 - UNITED KINGDOM , - London

    Treasure of the British Library - Permanent Exhibition (Exhibitions)

    Treasure of the British Library - Permanent Exhibition
    Have you ever visited the British Library's treasures? The Sir John Ritblat Gallery in the St Pancras building hosts a permanent display of many of the greatest treasures. See over 200 beautiful and fascinating items: sacred texts from many faiths, maps and views, early printing, literary, historical, scientific and musical works from over the centuries and around the world. Discover some of the world's most exciting and significant books, from Magna Carta and the Gutenberg Bible, to Handel and the Beatles. Marvel at the Lindisfarne Gospels, the genius behind the Leonardo notebooks, and see...
  • 02 Apr 2013 - 20 Aug 2015 - NEW ZEALAND , - Dunedin

    From Pigskin to Paper: The Art and Craft of Bookbinding (Exhibitions)

    From Pigskin to Paper: The Art and Craft of Bookbinding
    Wooden boards, raised bands, end-leaves, vellum, blind-stamped, and fillets are all part of the language of the bookbinder. The exhibition decodes the jargon used by bookbinders, and showcases their creative skills which become evident in all aspects of the binding process. On display are hand-bound calfskin, pigskin, or vellum examples from the hand-press period along with machine-made mass-produced bindings from the early 19th century. They range from the earliest English binding in New Zealand (dated 1482), 16th century European samples, and 19th century publisher's bindings, to works...
  • 06 Feb 2015 - 08 Feb 2015 - UNITED STATES , - Oakland, California

    48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)
    The California three-day event is the largest antiquarian book fair in the world and will offer something exciting for every book lover and collector. Among the exhibited materials of over 200 American and international dealers, visitors can purchase rare items from medieval manuscripts to collectible editions of authors into the 21st century. There will be unusual books on travel and exploration (including maps), literature, the arts, science and medicine, children's books, law and commerce, ephemera, Americana, and history in all eras and geographical areas. First, signed, and limited...
  • 28 Feb 2015 - 01 Mar 2015 - FRANCE , - Colmar

    13e SELAC - Salon Européen du Livre Ancien et de la Gravure (Book fairs)

    13e SELAC - Salon Européen du Livre Ancien et de la Gravure
    Ce salon est la plus importante manifestation du Haut Bassin Rhénan, à la fois par les collections qu'il propose mais aussi pour sa position géographique, à la frontière de l'Allemagne et de la Suisse. Avec ses voisins Lorrains et Francs-Comtois tout proches, l'Alsace prend ici l'aspect d'une plate forme tournante,  une ouverture sur toute la France mais aussi sur toute l'Europe.  Les exposants viennent d'Allemagne, Belgique, Suisse, France, Alsace - Franche Comté - Lorraine.
  • 13 Mar 2015 - 16 Mar 2015 - FRANCE , - Orléans (45000)

    Salon des livres anciens et des métiers du livre d'Orléans (Book fairs)

    Le 42e Salon des Antiquités d'Orléans ouvre pour la première fois un espace dédié aux livres anciens et aux métiers du livre.
  • 20 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015 - FRANCE , - Chamalières

    4èmes Journées du livre ancien et de la bibliophilie d'Auvergne (Book fairs)

    Libraires, bouquinistes, artistes du livre, relieurs, restaurateurs. Avec la participation de l'AMAC et du Lions Club Voie Romaine. 
  • 09 Apr 2015 - 12 Apr 2015 - UNITED STATES , - New York

    55th New York Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    55th New York Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)
    “It is exciting in a way you probably don't expect when you just hear the word "Book Fair." Well, to me it is just as exciting as sitting in the dark of the theatre and watch a horror film!  This experience is not horror. But it's just as exciting!” - Yoko Ono "THE BEST BOOK FAIR IN THE WORLD" - Andy Rooney From April 9-12, 2015, book lovers will once again find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory.  Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The New York Antiquarian Book Fair,  bringing a...
  • 24 Apr 2015 - 26 Apr 2015 - FRANCE , - Paris 75008

    International Antiquarian Rare Book & Autograph Fair (Book fairs)

    International Antiquarian Rare Book & Autograph Fair
    One of the most prestigious fairs of its kind in the world, this annual event attracts both collectors and the curious. The Paris Fair offers its ever increasing number of visitors a panorama of the highlights of our written heritage, together with a vast selection of engravings and drawings, presented by leading professionals from around the world. Manuscripts, incunabula, exceptional bindings, early maps and photographs, autographs, old and contemporary prints and drawings, provide a fascinating pot-pourri of works for the collector and neophyte alike.