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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...
  • 13 Jun 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 - FRANCE

    RÊVES BRISÉS. Exposition itinérante du 13 juin au 31 décembre 2014 (Exhibitions)

    RÊVES BRISÉS. Exposition itinérante du 13 juin au 31 décembre 2014
    Cette exposition met à l'honneur 3 hommes de lettres tués pendant la première guerre mondiale : Charles Péguy, Alain-Fournier, Emile Clermont, ainsi que les Martyrs de Vingré, six fusillés réhabilités dont trois étaient originaires de l'Allier. Tous ont un lien direct ou indirect avec le Bourbonnais.
  • 03 Nov 2014 - 07 Nov 2014 - UNITED STATES , - Berkeley

    California Rare Book School - Paul Shaw: History of Typography (Lectures)

    California Rare Book School - Paul Shaw: History of Typography
    General overview of both the history of typography and of type design in the West, exploring the influence of scribal styles of writing on early typographic forms; the development of the “modern” typographic book in the 16th century and changes and challenges to that format in the 19th and 20th centuries; the impact of technology on the form and use of typefaces since 1800; and the shift from the book as the locus of typographic development to posters and ephemera from the 19th century to the present. California Rare Book School is a continuing education program...
  • 06 Nov 2014 - 08 Nov 2014 - DENMARK , - Copenhagen

    Scandinavian Antiquarian Book Fair 2014 (ABF) (Book fairs)

    Scandinavian Antiquarian Book Fair 2014 (ABF)
    The Scandinavian Antiquarian Book Fair 2014 will take place in Copenhagen, organized by the Danish Antiquarian Booksellers Association. The Scandinavian Book Fair alternates between Stockholm, Oslo, and Copenhagen, and in 2014 the pleasure of hosting it befalls Copenhagen. It will take place in the heart of Copenhagen, in one of Denmark’s most beloved and admired buildings, which every weekend attracts several thousand visitors in itself. The Round Tower was built by Christian IV between 1637 and 1642 as part of the Trinitatis complex uniting church, library, and...
  • 07 Nov 2014 - 08 Nov 2014 - UNITED KINGDOM , - London

    24th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair 2014 (ABA) (Book fairs)

    24th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair 2014 (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.
  • 08 Nov 2014 - 09 Nov 2014 - FRANCE , - Lille

    15ème Salon du Livre Ancien de Lille (Book fairs)

    15ème Salon du Livre Ancien de Lille
    Les 8 et 9 novembre prochains se déroulera à Lille Grand Palais le 15ème Salon du Livre Ancien organisé comme chaque année par l'association "Lille Livres Anciens".  35 libraires seront réunis pour l'occasion.  Un rendez-vous incontournable pour les bibliophiles avertis, amateurs passionnés, collectionneurs débutants ou simples amoureux des beaux livres. 
  • 08 Nov 2014 - FRANCE , - Paris

    XIIIe Salon de la carte géographique ancienne et du livre de voyage (Book fairs)

    XIIIe Salon de la carte géographique ancienne et du livre de voyage
    Des exposants venant de France, d'Allemagne, de Grande Bretagne, d'Italie, d'Espagne, de Belgique, des Pays Bas, de Grèce et des États-Unis participeront à ce salon unique en France. Une immersion complète dans le monde de la cartographie ancienne grâce à une profusion de cartes géographiques, plans, vues, atlas et globes. Comme un témoignent ces cartes anciennes et autres objets de collection, les frontières bougent, les alliances fluctuent, les terres se divisent alors que la topographie, elle, reste...
  • 14 Nov 2014 - 16 Nov 2014 - UNITED STATES , - Boston

    38th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    38th 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.
  • 15 Nov 2014 - 17 Nov 2014 - 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...
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