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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.
  • 23 Jan 2015 - 25 Jan 2015 - GERMANY , - Stuttgart

    54th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA) (Book fairs)

    54th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA)
    The first event of the bibliophile year: For more than 50 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, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria, France and the Netherlands show rare and valuable medieval manuscripts, books, autographs, and modern prints. 
  • 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.
  • 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.