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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...
  • 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.
  • 26 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017 - GERMANY , - Ludwigsburg

    31st Antiquaria Ludwigsburg (Book fairs)

    31st Antiquaria Ludwigsburg
    The 31st Antiquaria Ludwigsburg will start one day before the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair and can be reached within 10 minutes from Stuttgart. Over 50 exhibitors offer beautiful and extraordinary books, prints, autographs and ephemera. 
  • 27 Jan 2017 - 29 Jan 2017 - GERMANY , - Stuttgart

    56th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA) (Book fairs)

    56th 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.
  • 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...
  • 09 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017 - UNITED STATES , - New York

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

    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 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 vast selection of rare...
  • 07 Apr 2017 - 09 Apr 2017 - FRANCE , - PARIS

    Salon International du Livre rare, de l'Autographe, de l'Estampe & du Dessin (Book fairs)

    Salon International du Livre rare, de l'Autographe, de l'Estampe & du Dessin
    Le plus important salon au monde dans le domaine du patrimoine manuscrit et imprimé et de l’art graphique réunit chaque année collectionneurs et curieux.   Le Salon International du Livre rare, de l'Autographe, de l'Estampe et du Dessin met en lumière un patrimoine écrit inestimable et un ensemble important d’œuvres sur papier, sélectionnés par des marchands venus des quatre coins du monde et qui ont à cœur de présenter à des visiteurs toujours plus nombreux des ouvrages et des...
  • 07 Apr 2017 - 09 Apr 2017 - FRANCE , - Paris

    International Rare Book, Autograph, Print & Drawing Fair (Book fairs)

    International Rare Book, Autograph, Print & Drawing 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.
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