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  • 06 Feb 2015 - 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...
  • 13 Mar 2015 - 13 May 2015 - FRANCE , - Paris 75006

    De l'argile au nuage : une archéologie des catalogues (Exhibitions)

    Fruit d'une collaboration entre la Bibliothèque Mazarine et la Bibliothèque de Genève, cette exposition explore l'histoire des pratiques d'inventaire, de classement, de catalogage et d'ordonnancement des savoirs. Des tablettes d'argile aux catalogues d'aujourd'hui dématérialisés dans le "nuage", des inventaires corolingiens aux bibliographies de la Renaissance, elle montre que le catalogue est lié étroitement aux pratiques de l'écrit, et qu'il sert des fonctions aussi diverses que contradictoires : la recherche des textes,...
  • 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.
  • 02 Jun 2015 - 26 Jul 2017 - 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...
  • 22 Jun 2015 - 25 Jun 2015 - FRANCE , - Villeurbanne

    Ecole de l'Institut d'Histoire du livre (Lectures)

    Pour la douzième édition de son École, l’Institut d’histoire du livre basé à Lyon offrira trois cours en parallèle proposes par Neil Harris, François Vinourd et Claudio Galleri avec Eléonore Litim. Du lundi 22 juin au jeudi 25 juin 2015. Neil Harris : Paper and watermarks as bibliographical evidence (en anglais) François...
  • 12 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015 - UNITED STATES , - Colorado Springs

    Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS) (Lectures)

    Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS)
    Keynote speaker: Katherine Reagan, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Cornell who will be speaking on the hows and whys of buying books at Cornell; specialty dealer 2015 is ABAA bookseller, Garrett Scott.
  • 14 Sep 2015 - 16 Sep 2015 - York

    York Antiquarian Book Seminar (Lectures)

    York Antiquarian Book Seminar
    Y.A.B.S. provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the out-of-print, antiquarian, rare and used book markets. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on cataloguing, pricing, and bookselling in the electronic age. The seminar is designed for people of all levels of expertise, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to...
  • 29 Jan 2016 - 31 Jan 2016 - GERMANY , - Stuttgart

    55th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA) (Book fairs)

    55th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA)
    The first event of the bibliophile year: For 55 years the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair attracts dealers and collectors from all over the world to the elegant "Kunstverein" in the heart of Stuttgart. Over 80 exhibitors from Germany, Great Britain, the United States, Switzerland, Austria, France and the Netherlands show rare and valuable medieval manuscripts, books, autographs, and modern prints.  >>> Preview  >>>