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  • 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...
  • 11 Sep 2015 - 05 Sep 2016 - UNITED STATES , - Cincinnati, Ohio

    The Magic and Myth of Alchemy (Exhibitions)

    The Magic and Myth of Alchemy
    Online exhibit in honour of the International Year of Chemistry 2011.  What is alchemy (far older than Medieval era) all about? Who were the practitioners? What were they trying to accomplish aside from the obvious? And, what were their contributions to modern science and chemistry, in particular?  The Lloyd Library and Museum holds a wealth of alchemical works from the Early Modern and later periods, along with translations and later editions of some of the earlier volumes dating from 1544 to 2010.  The collection includes the works of Paracelsus, Maier, Glauber, Hermes...
  • 20 May 2016 - 22 May 2016 - GERMANY , - Berlin

    Liber Berlin (Book fairs)

    Liber Berlin
    Antiquarian book fair, in cooperation with Berlin galleries, publishers, booksellers and book artists.
  • 26 May 2016 - 28 May 2016 - UNITED KINGDOM , - London

    59th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia (ABA) (Book fairs)

    59th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia (ABA)
    This major three-day event is one of the highlights in the world for book lovers and collectors – and centrepiece of London International Antiquarian Book Fair Week. At the Fair you can view, handle and buy books, maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts, ephemera and original art work spanning the centuries, many items of museum quality. All items are freely available. Here you may hold a remarkable piece of history in your hand. You can purchase a text as it first came off the printing press and bound by a craftsman hundreds of years ago - or the very latest collectable author’s...
  • 28 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016 - UNITED STATES , - Boston

    40th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    40th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)
    The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is one of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the USA. Rare book dealers from the United States, England, Germany and The Netherlands offer rare, collectible and antiquarian books, modern first editions, manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, and a plethora of other literary ephemera at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center.
  • 04 Nov 2016 - 05 Nov 2016 - UNITED KINGDOM , - London

    26th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair (ABA) (Book fairs)

    26th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair (ABA)
    The friendliest and most approachable event of the antiquarian book fair calendar: If you are already in the trade, an existing collector, or simply curious about old, antiquarian, collectable books, maps and ephemera, then the Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair at the Chelsea Old Town Hall is not to be missed.
  • 10 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2017 - UNITED STATES , - Oakland, CA 94607

    50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)
    "Even if you are not a collector, if you have ever read a book, it's a place to go to find out what you haven't read, or just what you haven't seen or didn't know exists." Tony Bill, Actor, Director, Producer, Book Collector *** 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...
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