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  • 01 Feb 2015 - 02 Aug 2015 - UNITED STATES , - Washington, DC

    From the Library: Florentine Publishing in the Renaissance (Exhibitions)

    From the Library: Florentine Publishing in the Renaissance
    With neither a unified state nor even a common vernacular language among the various regions of the Italian peninsula, printing presses were established in every city and in many smaller towns. Florence was undoubtedly the cultural beacon of Europe in the Renaissance - a city with a humanist tradition dating to the late thirteenth century, where much vernacular literature originated, the scientific method was cultivated, and artistic development flourished. This exhibition presents a variety of books from the late fifteenth through the early seventeenth century and explores the development...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 03 Jul 2015 - 28 Jul 2015 - FRANCE , - Avignon 84000

    Marché aux livres, disques et affiches du Festival d'Avignon (84) (Book fairs)

    Marché aux livres, disques et affiches du Festival d'Avignon (84)
    33ème édition du Marché aux Livres, disques et affiches du Festival d'Avignon, sur un nouveau lieu, la Place Saint Didier, au coeur de la ville.
  • 12 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015 - UNITED STATES , - Colorado Springs

    Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS) (Lectures)

    Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS)
    More than 2000 students have graduated from the seminar since its inception, many of whom have gone on to become prominent members of the bookselling community. Now in its 37th year, the Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians, and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the rare book market, both antiquarian and modern. 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 18 Sep 2015 - 21 Nov 2015 - SWITZERLAND , - Genève

    From Clay to Clouds – The Evolution of the Catalogue (2000 BC – 21st Century) (Exhibitions)

    From Clay to Clouds – The Evolution of the Catalogue (2000 BC – 21st Century)
    Since the beginnings in the second millennium BC, the catalogue has accompanied the history and development of our written heritage. With its complex and at the same time precise concept and structure, the catalogue represents a fundamental ambition which is the origin of science and culture: to name, to describe and to classify the universe. Catalogues allow us to find taxonomies for the elements and all aspects of nature, nomenclatures to identify the stars, and devices to find access to our written heritage, to education and learning as well as to trade and economics and to the...
  • 04 Nov 2015 - 05 Nov 2015 - UNITED KINGDOM , - London

    25th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair (ABA) (Book fairs)

    25th 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.
  • 13 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015 - UNITED STATES , - Boston

    39th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    39th 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.
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